Home Decor · Inspiration

Find Your Home Decor Style

Happy Thursday, Ya’ll,

Hope you and your Dad (or dad-figure) had a lovely weekend and did something out of the norm together.

Something I want to talk about on this post is finding your own design esthetic. It seems as though many people buy things that they like and put it in their home without cohesion  or I do believe people have a difficult time channeling their home decor style or a design esthetic they are trying to convey in their home.

You may think, why does it matter? It matters because this space that your creating if not only a place for your life to happen, but also this is your oasis. Your home should be a place where your insides are shown on the outside for all to see (sounds silly, but it’s true). When you entertain, this allows your guests to get to know you even better.

Chances are, your design esthetic will change throughout the years, and that is okay. It’s only natural- it’s an ongoing and evolving process! Your home should convey on where you are in your current stage of life.

Now, enough about why your home design is so important, let’s get to the quizzes!

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After taking over a dozen home decor quizzes, these are the two most accurate:

 

SheKnows Interior Design Quiz

Lonny Style Quiz

 

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What did your style turn out to be?

Once you get the results, Houzz.com is a great resource for home inspiration that meets your personal style.

I hope this encourages you to be more intentional with you home to turn it into your own oasis.

With Love,

Jenna

Life

Unique Father’s Day Gifts (Under $100)

Happy Thursday, Ya’ll!

 

With Father’s Day on Sunday, it’s time to scramble for last minute gifts for your father or father figure.

I feel like it’s so typical to give your father a golf shirt, flask, cuff links, oxford, watch… Well I wanted to let you know this list has none of those because you can figure out those gifts on your own. These may not be the first idea that comes to your mind… Ready?

 

Let’s get shopping!

Let me start by saying that these options will vary by your location.

1.) Check your local Groupon, and try something with your dad that you two have never experienced

 

  • Brew Cruise– Beer tasting (for two)and two hour cruise, $58

 

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Photo Credit: Twincitiescruise.com

 

 

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Photo credit: Vesperatellier.com

 

 

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2.) Take your dad fishing for the day

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  • Things to pack:
    • 2 poles with tackle box filled with lures, pliers, and towel
    • Your dad’s favorite lunch
    • A six pack of beer
    • Cooler filled with ice

 

3.) Take your dad to a baseball game (or an in-season sport he enjoys)

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Treat your dad to a footlong hotdog (with all his favorite toppings), a big ‘ol beer, and a sweet treat afterward the game.

 

I hope these fun ideas make this father’s day the best yet.

 

With Love,

Jenna

 

Recipes

Guilt-free Summer Dessert

Hey Ya’ll!

Summer is almost here and I don’t now about you, but I love a good frozen dessert on a hot summer night. This treat is simple, and too delicious

Well… What are you waiting for?! Come on! Let’s go!

Ingredients:

  • 3 bananas (halved)
  • 3/4 C semisweet chocolate
  • 1/4 C chopped almonds (optional)
  • 6 popsicle sticks or caramel apple sticks

Directions:

1.) Peel your bananas, cut in half, pierce with the popsicle stick, place on a tray and freeze for 1 hour

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2.) After the hour, pour the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl, and melt (using 30 second intervals and stirring in between until smooth

3.) Take two handfuls of almonds (I used roasted and lightly salted), place in Ziploc bag, and crush with a rolling pin

4.) Take one frozen banana half at a time roll in the chocolate, sprinkle with almonds, place on the baking sheet (with parchment paper or foil if it’s available, if not, no biggie), and freeze overnight

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5.) Enjoy this sweet treat on a hot summer’s night!

 

With Love,

Jenna

Home Projects

Refresh your Deck

Hey Embarquers!

I apologize for the delay in a post. I have been processing some life-changing decisions, and I will have an exciting announcement in the weeks to come (all good things for the blog, I promise 😉 )

In the meantime, I have a project I’ve been working on over the past few weeks in my home that could help you improve your outdoor space.

Ready? Let’s go!

Items Needed:

  • Pressure Washer (I rented mine from Home Depot for $25)
  • Paint Roller Frames and Covers
  • Paint Roller Extension Pole (to save you from painting on your knees)
  • Paint Tray with Liners
  • Paint Brush
  • Paint Stain (I used Olympic Maximum Solid Stain Base 2 in Butternut)
  • Painters Tape (to keep your edges crisp)

 

Directions:

1.) Clear your deck of all furniture, debris and plants

2.) Rent a pressure washer and thoroughly wash all visible surfaces of the deck removing all the visible dirt from your outdoor space

3.) Let the deck dry for 48 hours

4.) Using your paint roller, extension, tray, and liner, fill your tray about 1/3 full with your stain and cover your roller (but remove excess paint with the textured runner) (Note: Take your time on this project- if you rush, it’ll show)

5.) Cover your deck with a base coat of your stain and let dry for at least 24 hours

6.) Apply a second coat

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7.) Based on your results, you can decide whether to apply a third coat or leave “as is”

8.) Relax and enjoy your hard work

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With Love,

Jenna