images of :: non-stop gold inspiration
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by {darlene}

Non-Stop Gold Inspiration

#goldinspiration #glamfarmhouse #preciousmetal #glam

Gold never ceases to inspire me.

I don’t tire of it.

Natural in its pure form, warm in its welcome, and dramatic in its shine… Gold and Glam Farmhouse go perfectly together. You might need a little bit of guts to go for the gold, but it is SO worth the decorating punch.

Enjoy these images of the precious metal that just does not quit. Then pull out all your gold bling, and go all glam on your home.

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{all images gathered from my Pinterest Boards, “My Thing for Gold,” or “Inspiration Color.” I invite you to join me over at all of my boards!}

Fan of Gold? Don’t miss these posts:

How To Gild {for DIY cheaters}

Awesome Gold Projects from around the web

Do you love Gold? How do you use gold in your home??

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ditto | a room I love :: cozy couch beautiful
Monday, August 11, 2014 by {darlene}

Don’t you just LOVE this “Cozy Couch Beautiful??”

Happy {ditto} Monday! Ditto posts: learn how to ditto a designer room

Today’s ditto | a room I love post features a sofa that I have lovingly nicknamed, “cozy couch beautiful.” In this family room, designed by Phoebe and James Howard, that gorg sofa definitely steals the show. But, there are plenty of other amazing things packed into this comfy corner that is worthy of loving and crushing.

{Ditto | Room I Love posts demonstrate a great exercise for you as you continue to develop your own personal style: using your own favorite pictures, and making a quick list of what you actually love about the space. If you study what you love about a space, it helps you to bring what you LOVE into your own home!}

Enjoy this stunning space, the “cozy couch beautiful,” and the quick “ditto” list of why I love it.

So. Do you love it?:

cozy couch beautiful , A Room I love via @fieldstonehill

{ via House Beautiful }

WHAT I LOVE {What I would ditto!}:

1. That cozy couch beautiful of course? Why so amazing? Four things: 1. velvet,  2. Bold color, 3. tufting,  and 4. A custom fit to fill up the space with cozy.

2. Amazingly styled bookcases {See my top, simple tips for styling a bookcase}. These beautifully designed shelves are a fantastic example of all the tips I shared! I approve ; )

3. That coffee table! I would not be able to go with glass in my home. But lucite would make a stunning alternative for ditto-ing.

4. The design of placing a bookshelf directly behind a sofa. And I mean directly. This is such a cozy approach. And how nice to just grab a book from over your shoulder!

5. The GORGEOUS rug! I am completely in love with its bold presence! {here’s a collection of some of my fave rugs}

6. I wish I could see more, but I am loving that table and chair that is parked right next to the sofa. Board game anyone? Or care to sit and take notes with a fave book?

7. Books. Books. Books. I also love that there are gorgeous ones at the ready on the coffee table. This looks like an amazing place to curl up and read.

8. Real art takes center stage. ALWAYS ditto-worthy.

9. A room is never fully dressed without the monochromatic bunch of flowers that make the room pop alive. And yellow! The PERFECT choice as a contrast to all of the blue. This room would simply not be the same without that yellow bouquet.

DO YOU LOVE IT?? WHAT DO YOU LOVE? WHAT DESIGN ELEMENTS WOULD YOU DITTO IN YOUR OWN HOME? DO TELL!!!!!!

 

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Our Living room {reveal-ish} and creating a meaningful home
Friday, August 8, 2014 by {darlene}

The Fieldstone Hill Living Room Reveal-ish

{Before you dive into this post: Wouldn’t it be fun to see the before pics, and the before befores? Click here to see!}

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All of my home-sharing lately has featured the rooms of our kiddos, our boys room reveal and the long awaited nursery reveal. It has taken all of our energy, with a bit here and a bit there, to finish those rooms!

Well, we have also been working on our living room – and it has also been VERY bit by bit. I realized that it has been a really long time since I shared anything about this main living space of ours here on the blog. I have been sharing little snippets on Instagram, and I also gave a large clue when I crooned about our sofa.

And I decided that it was high time I shared a pic of our living room here.

No drumroll. Not a zillion awesome angles of our space.

Just one pic, but I think this little pic says a lot. {Besides, I could only take one shot because the rest of the room was completely trashed with toys and diapers. so there}. Introducing the latest reveal-ish of the Fieldstone Hill Living Room.

Fieldstone Hill Design Living Room

Vintage Sofa

Paint Color on our vintage coffee table

Wall Paint Color

Pillow Fabric, in berry, with navy cotton piping

Mongolian Wool Pillows

Side Table

Rug, RugsUsa

Cowhide Rug

Sconces

 

 

We still have finishing touches to do… I am looking for the perfect, dreamy drapes, of course. Because…. drama!! I will keep you posted on my progress. And, for more drama, I really need some amazing art. Angela, are you reading this?? I plan on painting some things {this explains why it hasn’t happened yet} for those empty frames. Something black and white and stripy.

So, there you have the reveal-ish! What do you think??

On to other Friday news.

I am sharing some heart-to-heart tips today over at my friend Jenna’s blog, on how to Create a Meaningful Home.

I think that I really did get to the heart of the matter, so I do so hope you will stop by and say hello. Besides, you need to meet Jenna. She is fabulous!!!!!!!
 

 

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I am into natural choices for my family, and this is the main way I avoided taking any medicines during pregnancy, and now our family is hooked. My Young Living essential oils are also my business, and the oils are so well loved that they sponsor my blog!!! Thank you, friends! Be sure to check out the August freebie for trying the oils with a wholesale Premium Kit. Enroll by clicking here.

This post is generously sponsored by my YL :

YL ditch drugstore

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How to Finally Squeeze in a Workout
Thursday, July 31, 2014 by {darlene}

How to Finally Squeeze in a Workout

How to finally squeeze in a workout via @fieldstonehill

{this post is a part of my Living with Beauty: Wellness series. #LivewithBeauty is a frame of mind!}

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If your days are anything like mine, I have just about every excuse in the book for not working out.

But the reality is, if I don’t take charge of my own health, then who will? If I don’t start now, when will change happen?  If I don’t move this body of mine, aches and pains will set in for good. I am tired of the constant circle of defeat and excuses, and I ready to do something about it!

But. Y’all. WHEN?

There seriously are a million obstacles for this homeschooling, blogging, interior designing, owner of 3 businesses, wife and mother of three… including a baby…

Well. I am here to tell you how I do it. This is what works for me, crazed as my life may be. I have two workout secrets that help me to finally squeeze in a workout! {<- Tweet This}

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A. Workout Videos

Workout videos may not be for everyone. But here is a list of the ZILLION reasons {okay. 9.} why they work for me:

1. You don’t have to look ‘perty.’

In case you have not picked up it already, I am one of THOSE people… you know, the ones who hate to leave the house without makeup. Never an issue with workout videos. Better yet, you don’t even need to look decent. You can crank out a workout without brushing your teeth, people. This is a HUGE deal for some of us whose schedules are desperately packed full.

2. You can do them in spurts or segments.

I buy the 10 minute segmented ones (suggested videos at the end of the post). I convince myself to get started by mentally pleading, “you can do just 10 minutes, can’t you??” Of course, I almost always get motivated – once I start – to keep on going. And I can usually make it through at least one 10-minute segment on the busiest of days, or by telling my kids I am having “mommy time.” I can always pick up more 10 minute segments later in the day.

3. You don’t have to wrestle your humans out of the door.

It is REALLY hard to get 4 people out of the door in the dead of winter. Just one more excuse to NOT make it to that overpriced gym. The less excuses, the better.

4. Variety. Variety. Variety.

Build up a library of videos, and variety shall be yours.

5. I can alter my workouts based on my daily mood.

For example, after eating a cup of chocolate chips last night, I decided that I needed punishment and proceeded to use my caffeine high to do a Boot Camp video. Whenever I am feeling – ahem – feminine, I do yoga relaxation… you know, the ones where you just squeeze your butt muscles, but never actually have to stand up once.

6. CHEAP!!!

I buy new ones every once in a while off of Amazon whenever I am losing my motivation. Once I have purchased them, they are mine to use over and over and over. I have a yoga mat, blocks and yoga strap and sneakers, and that covers accessories for every DVD I own.

7. Guilt free.

If I get sick of one particular video, or stop working out altogether for a while, I don’t have the added guilt that comes with, say, a $500 treadmill, or monthly membership plan.

8. There is a pause button.

I can explore different workout styles without feeling like an idiot when I mess up the routine (at least, I think my kids don’t notice). I have bellydancing, ballet, yoga, pilates, latin dance, core fusion, barre, etc.

9. Just move the coffee table.

The comfort of your own home. You may have to scoot a bit of furniture or move a coffee table each time, but that counts as calorie burning, right?

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B. The 5 minute blitz

Truly, workout videos are my workout of choice during this busy season of life. But sometimes, despite all the advantages, I truly cannot squeeze it in.

I reach the end of the day, and I wish I had not eaten this or overindulged on that… and to top it all off, I did not move my hind end all day. I sit with my nagging guilt as I approach the end of my day. What to do??

Well, I can either go to sleep feeling yuck. Or, I can do my 5 minute blitz. Which usually turns into three to four 5 minute blitzes. My hubby and I actually do these together. I am telling you right now: It. Is. Better. Than. Nothing.

How to do a 5 minute blitz:

1. Pick a body area to focus on

2. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Or tell Siri to set one for you.

3. Workout for 5 minutes without stopping, honing in on that body area until it feels like jello and the timer goes off.

4. If you want, move on to another 5 minute set, focusing on a new body area.

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You know, a perfect workout would be… well…. perfect. But that is just not going to happen around here anytime to soon.

So here’s to the 5 minute blitz and a shelf full of workout videos! Here’s to squeezing in your workout.



 


 

 

 

 

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I am into natural choices for my family, and this is the main way I avoided taking any medicines during pregnancy, and now our family is hooked. My Young Living essential oils are also my business, and the oils are so well loved that they sponsor my blog!!! Thank you, friends! Be sure to check out the July freebie for trying the oils with a wholesale Premium Kit. Learn more or Enroll by clicking here.

This post is generously sponsored by my YL :

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