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B @ H Monthly || April

It’s almost a week late, but today I am sharing the Best of April. Each month, I like to highlight all the projects, decor, plans, and happenings. I thank each and every single one of you for making this blogging journey a joy and joining me on all my designing and DIY adventures.

Before we get started, I would love some prayers and well wishes for my oldest son, Bman. He just broke his arm and dislocated his shoulder and he is in a lot of pain. Because of where he broke it, they couldn’t do much in the ER so we going to a specialist first thing this morning. He is so bummed that he can’t play outside with his friends, so we are hoping for a speedy recovery with summer just around the corner!

Best of April | Bliss at Home

Now, let’s get to it and see our April!

DIY-monthly-post DIY Gold Leaf Agate Coasters  B @ H

I shared how I gilded these agate slice coasters. They are the perfect addition to my coffee table and I love the mix of gold with the natural.

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This little thrift store table got a makeover. By using a high gloss spray paint and adding chic hardware details, it is as good as new! You can see the spray paint table makeover for all the details.

Bliss at Home - CWTS - Knockoff Collage Shelves

With Creating with the Stars coming to an end, I released my tutorial of my DIY Bar Cabinet inspired by the Worlds Away Anna Bar Cabinet. The tutorial contains full instructions on how you can build your own from scratch.

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I shared my new office lamp and my picks for chic table lamps.

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We discussed the pros and the cons of real vs. faux sheepskins. I also shared a new source for high quality sheepskins.

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Another successful treasure hunting trip brought home some goodies. You can see my latest thrifty finds around my house.

Office space via Bliss at Home I have been sharing my office updates and a complete source list so you can get this office look.

bah-monthly-giveaways C.Wonder Mother's Day Gift Guide via Bliss at Home You still have time to enter the C. Wonder Mother’s Day Giveaway for $500 e-gift card!!!

The giveaway for the Burl Table Lamp has ended, but I would like to thank Kenroy Home for providing the giveaway to my readers.


I got to share a big announcement with you guys!! I will be in an upcoming issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. I will share some behind the scenes goodness when it gets a little closer, but I do want to thank the fab people I had the pleasure of working with! A big thank you to Lindsay and Greg for making the shoot so much fun and a success!

better homes and gardens shoot

I also want to take time out to give a special thank you to these wonderful websites and blogs that featured my work in the month of April:

The Huffington Post Home

Danielle Oakey Interiors

11 Magnolia Lane

A Home Full of Color

Dimples & Tangles

Nesting Place

Organize & Inspire

Powell Brower at Home


I shared that we will be spending our summer in Connecticut. It is exciting for all of us and we are ready to explore all that the upper east coast has to offer! I will be sharing more projects and some ways to make a rental a home in the next 3 months.

We are hoping to have all the tile work in our bathroom done before we leave, so you might be getting a bathroom update in the next couple weeks…hopefully!

Summer Style Soiree 2014 Invite

Yesterday, I announced a fun summer series I am co-hosting with these wonderful ladies pictured above! Be sure to read the details on the Summer Style Soiree and link party. I hope you join us May 15th for our first link party with projects inspired by Audrey Hepburn.

April felt like such a whirlwind of a month with playing catch up after Creating with the Stars and then getting everything ready for the BHG shoot. So many good things and I am curious to see how our summer will be a rental. It feels like a little adventure!

Now, I am going to go see what we can do for Bman’s arm and shoulder. Hopefully, he will be back to playing before school is out!


My Picks for Chic Table Lamps

Today I am sharing my favorite picks for chic table lamps. I showed you my spring bedroom refresh a couple of weeks ago, and one of my favorite new additions are the pair of table lamps I added to my nightstands. I chose the Claiborne Table Lamp from Kenroy Home because of its glossy white sleek base.

Kenroy Home Claiborne Lamp || B @ H

It measures 28″ high so it is the perfect height for my nightstands.

Kenroy Home Claiborne Table Lamp || B @ H

I love the shape of the base and that it has a drum shade. It has an elegant form and the glossy finish is beautiful. The bright white also pops against my gray backdrop.

Spring Bedroom Reveal || B @ H

I added the trim to the drum shade for a little pop of color. I love these new lamps and they supply the perfect light for reading at night.

Kenroy Home Claiborne Table Lamp || B @ H

Here are my favorite picks from Kenroy Home for chic table lamps:

Chic Table Lamps


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Glover Table Lamp,  Marrakesh Table Lamp, Bollero Table LampBurl Table Lamp, Pearl Table Lamp,  Mercurio Table LampCelestial Table Lamp Ike Table Lamp

Be sure to check out Kenroy Home for all your lighting needs. They also have some pretty home decor options.

You can also get the latest news and products by following Kenroy Home on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

I absolutely love our new Claiborne Table Lamps. They totally add style and elegance to our master bedroom.  I have been eyeing that Burl Table Lamp…maybe for my office. I’ve been searching for a lamp for my desk and I think that might be the one. Don’t you think it would look great on my desk?

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What’s your favorite chic table lamp from Kenroy Home?

I’d like to thank Kenroy Home for supplying the lamps for this product review. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.

5 Budget-friendly Tips for Creating a Vintage Eclectic Space

Recently, I updated my living room for spring. My living room is a mix of used and new furniture along with a lot of DIY projects. It definitely has a Vintage Eclectic vibe going on. I certainly don’t like to scrimp on style, and sometimes I like to find new affordable pieces that I can work into this space.

The Vintage Eclectic style is for the treasure seeker, which is my bread and butter! I love to hunt my area flea markets and thrift stores for unique and good quality items that I can work into my home. I also like to mix styles. I float between ultra modern to chinoiserie to polished and refined. I like to throw in an element of fun too–something to throw people off a bit. Quirky is good in my opinion. I definitely don’t shy away from refurbishing or updating a piece of furniture either.

While browsing Sauder‘s funiture offerings I was happy to find some affordable options that I could work into my room.

Cubby Storage Cabinet

This cabinet has a faux marble top which I love and it would work great as a bar cabinet. The wood adds some comfort and warmth, but the lines are clean and modern. Very eclectic! It’s so great to work in some wood pieces into a room with painted furniture and metal tables. It adds another layer and can cozy up a space. Plus, the price is great for the quality. I think a pair of these would look great on the back wall of my room, flanking each side of my DIY abstract art. It would add some symmetry and balance to the layout of this space.

 5 tips for creating a Vintage Eclectic space of your own:

Mix old with new.

Shop flea markets and thrift stores for unique items to work into your space. Look for quality pieces and don’t be afraid to negotiate price. I have never ever paid ticket price at these venues. Dealers will come down on their prices.

Add new, affordable pieces with your older pieces. Look at scale and the lines of a piece of furniture and work in items that flow with your existing items.

DIY special details.

I love to give my decor a custom feel. Add ribbon to lamp shades. Change out hardware on an older furniture items. Paint an accent table a bold color. Paint your own art or frame old vintage book pages. Little special details make all the difference!

Add in some whimsy.

Find something fun and quirky that you love and work it in. This could be a piece of art, a sculpture or figurine. Keep things light and happy. It’s always fun to have a conversation piece when you are entertaining.

Texture, texture, texture!

Texture is your best friend to keep things cozy and warm. You can achieve this feeling by layering in sheepskin rugs, woven baskets, a shag rug, or grass-cloth wallpaper.

Mix metals.

Gone are the days when every metal light fixture and door knob have to be matchy-matchy. Mixing metals in a space creates a “collected over time” look and brings a richer quality to your space. Mix bronzed brass with silver. Chrome finishes with duller ones. Brass and copper are huge right now and can warm up any space!

Need more inspiration?

Check out the Sauder furniture on Pinterest. Are you loving the Vintage Eclectic style? If this is you–you will love this Vintage Eclectic Pinterest Board with plenty of inspiration to get you on your way to creating your own beautiful space.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder Woodworking. The opinions and text are all mine.

Get Your Own Custom Candle by Glint Candles and a GIVEAWAY!!

There are two things I feel like I need in my house at all times.

Fresh flowers and scented candles.


Today I am sharing one of my new candle loves Glint Candles. This is such a great concept you guys! Do you ever love the scent of a candle but not the packaging or vice versa? I have that issue. I like my candles to add to my decor and have a scent I love at the same time.

Here’s how Glint Candles works.

• Choose your candle size

• Choose your scent

•Choose your stamp

All candles are 100% soy and handmade with essential oils or high quality soy based fragrance and have a cotton wick.

The fragrance selections are unique and sport fun names like “Quick & Dirty” or “Man of Few Words”. I love the stamp choices too. They are pretty quirky and fun!

Here’s some of my favorites:

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I decided to go with their limited edition Valentine’s Day candle. What can I say? I was in a lovey-dovey kind of mood. I choose the Summer Love scent made up of cherry blossom blended with apple, hydrangea, and a splash of peach.

Glint Candles Love Heart Candle

This candle smells pretty tremendous! It smells natural and not too perfume-y. I love cherry blossom and it has just the right mix of fruit and flower added in.




Now you can enter to win a custom candle from Glint Candles!! Just use the Rafflecopter widget below.
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You can also follow Glint Candles on Instagram and Pinterest.

Oh, and seriously– the couple behind Glint Candles… ADORABLE! You can read all about them here.

I’d like to thank Glint Candles for providing my candle for this review. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.

Just one more thing…

I’d love for you to come over to my friend Julia’s blog Cuckoo 4 Design today. I’m blog crashing for her Living Pretty with your Pets series. If you need a quick cute puppy fix– this is where you need to be!



New Rugs USA Area Rug Review

Howdy! Today I am sharing the review of our new Rugs USA area rug. I’m being a little sneaky because this rug is meant for my office, but the office isn’t ready to share yet. I brought it up to the living room and I got to say I really like it in here! It might have to stay here, I don’t know.

Rugs Usa Area Rug Review || B @ H

I selected the Rugs USA Moroccan Diamond Shag Grey Rug. I chose this rug for a few reasons. I love the look of Moroccan shag rugs. They are so plush and beautiful. I wanted something plush for my office space since it is in the basement and it is cooler down there. I also needed a rug that had gray in it. I loved that this rug had a gray option.

Moroccan Shag Rug Review Rugs USA

Another plus to this rug is that it comes in a variety of sizes. I selected the 6’7 x 9 size based on my room measurements for the office. As you can see, it also fits nicely in my living room leaving about a foot border of the hardwoods. I love using rugs to anchor and define a space.


Sam is a big fan of this new rug too. Everyone in the fam has been walking on it barefoot because it is so comfy on the footsies!


I love the larger pattern too. It is a nice way to bring in some pattern without being too over-powering.


A lot of Moroccan shag rugs are wool but this one is 100% Polypropylene. So it is ideal if you have kids and pets. Easy to clean and vacuum. Zoey has spent many hours just laying and rolling on it.


Here’s just a few more shots of it in the living room. I am really considering leaving it in here now and doing something different in office. What do you think?

Rugs USA area rug review || B @ H table-overhead view-into-LR I think I am pretty sold on the fact that I may have to look for something else for the office now. These photos are convincing me!

USA Rug Review || B @ H Rug USA review || B @ H

I would highly recommend ordering from you guys! They have a great selection and fantastic prices and sales. We are very happy with our new rug!

Plus, now until Feb. 19th thousands of rugs are 70% off plus free shipping!

This is a product review. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions expressed are 100% mine.

Lust List || Favorite Finds of the Week 1/31

Two weeks until Valentine’s Day!! Here’s my Lust List Valentine’s Day edition for this week. My favorite finds from around the web. If you feel like getting your craft on, check out my DIY Heart Arrows. I shared the full tutorial yesterday.



|| one || These Love Me Knot Stud Earrings from CWonder come in a great color palette. I love knot earrings. They are a fun way to mix up your regular studs. || two || I love Michelle Dwight Designs shop, especially the pillows! Add the XO pillow in gold to bring a little fun to your decor. Just in time for Valentine’s Day and great anytime of the year. || three || A romantic Valentine’s Day would be complete with a festive drink to share with your loved one. I love this clear wine rack from Target.         || four || You guys know I love gold prints and this new love print from Made by Girl is super cute!        || five || One thing I would love is a set of these Threshold Tufted Ottomans in pink and gold for my office makeover. They come in other colors too, but these pink ones would work so well in my space. I would totally use these in place of a coffee table.

Have a fantastic weekend friends! I will be working on some more Valentine’s Day projects to ready for our big dinner.

You can still enter to win a Home Right Steam Machine!! Enter here.


Lust List || Favorite Finds of the Week 1/24

I’ve been crushin’ so hard on some finds this week. Here’s my favorite finds from around the web and in-stores.


|| one || These Antler Melody Knobs from Anthropologie caught my eye for a furniture makeover I have up my sleeve. They come in an array of colors.  || two || I love love love these Mid-century Printed Bowls from West Elm. They would be so cute on a desk.  || three || OK, so like I really need another lamp! I am trying to justify a reason to get this awesome Nate Berkus Table Lamp and NB Lampshade with Gold Foil Lining. I saw it in person at Target and it is pur-ty!  || four || This Greek Key Handle Tray with Bamboo Stand from CWonder got me weak in the knees. So, so gorgeous…maybe I’ll splurge on that soon or a possible Valentines’ Day present?? I’m going to be dropping some not so subtle hints about this one!  || five || And, yes! I am a stationery glutton. I love the classic simplicity of this Kate Spade Monogram Card Set.  There is just something so wonderful about gold, black, and cream together. So decadent!

To my friends on the east coast, I hope you are surviving the great freeze! It’s cold here too, but it sounds like you guys are getting hit hard! Stay bundled and drink lots-o-cocoa!! That’s my advice! I’ll be doing the same except it will be tea since I am on this AI Paleo plan.

You can still enter to win a Home Right Steam Machine!! Enter here.


Latest Thrifty Finds and DIY Projects

I thought I’d share with you some our latest thrifty finds and what we’ve been up to this weekend.

We started our fireplace makeover which I am so stoked about! We finalized our mantel plans and started the task of making a level surface on the stone. Here’s the thing about DIY projects…they teach you patience! I am always reminding my kids to be patient. I think pretty much daily around here. I consider myself a somewhat patient person, but I am so anxious to start tiling! The thing is– we can’t rush the prep part. It’s the foundation of our entire project. We have to build a completely flat and level surface before we can start the tiling and it’s taking time. We started Saturday morning with high hopes we’d be tiling by Sunday. Well, that hasn’t happened. We finally are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and should be able to start tomorrow, but it was quite a process to get the surface ready!


So in-between wait times on the fireplace, I finally made some design decisions. Do you remember our hallway I had started? Well, the doors are painted, the trim and baseboards are installed, but it’s not done. I was having some lighting issues. The first fixture I ordered I ended up returning. I was hoping to find something fab around the local thrifting scene, but haven’t had any luck. So, I decided yesterday to order another fixture. Fingers-crossed this one is a winner! I also tried to find a mirror for my fireplace, but I decided I am going to DIY one so I drew up plans for that too.

We had a couple of trips up to Wisconsin in October and got to check out some shops. Here’s a few of our latest finds that have made their way inside our home.

I found this new little deer buddy at TJ Maxx for $5.99. I think he will make a perfect key hook in our entry way.



While at the cabin, I snagged a bundle of birch logs for $3. I love them. Growing up, my Grandma always had some by her fireplace.



I also added to my plaid stadium blanket collection with this one for $13. Never seen it before, it’s going to be my go-to outdoor blanket for bonfire nights.



Switching gears to holiday time, I found these awesome appetizer plates at Target the other day as I was doing my grocery shopping of course! I’m glad I needed batteries on the other side of the store and saw these on my way. The set is priced at $19.99 which is pretty darn good.



This pair of vintage brass deer were  only $6 at an antique store. I think we’re on a mission to see how many gold animals we can fit on our bookcases. If you think they are just decorative they are not, I assure you! Sam on a daily basis plays with them. So, you see,  they are pretty and serve a purpose. That’s how I justify adding to the gold animal menagerie.



I also have been thinking about holiday time, so I brought the sequins pillow back out. It’s not new, but has been in storage since last Christmas. I can’t help myself, but it’s going to be a gold, silver, and black Christmas again! I love to change things up, but I haven’t tired of this combo yet for holiday time.



I may even do a holiday craft today if I get the time!

New Fireside Chairs

Remember our little visit to The Tile Shop a while back? Well, one of the projects we are going to tile is our fireplace. We just found out our tile is in and we get to pick it up this weekend! You can’t see me, but I’m doing my happy dance!

While we get started on our fireplace makeover, I thought I’d share with you our new fireside chairs.

DHP furniture offers a line of affordable, stylish, and kid-friendly furniture that’s great for a family like ours. We chose the Gray and White Trellis Pattern Accent Chairs to use by our fireplace. Eventually, the fireplace will be white with some marble tile, so we thought some pattern would look great against it.


The chairs are a microfiber fabric which is easy to clean when little fingers decide to make a mess. They are also really comfortable and have a low enough back for sitting by the fire.


The legs are solid wood and have a rubber bottom so they don’t scratch your floors.

accent-chair-affordable We just added the sheepskin and needlepoint pillow for fall. You can purchase these chairs here.

I am so excited to get going on this fireplace! Also, I am so glad it will be finished before the holidays for all of us to enjoy. I will have a mantle to hang our stockings on.

I thought I’d share some other products from the DHP furniture website that I really like. The thing to love about this furniture is the affordable price and that it is made with children and families in mind.


 Emily Chaise Lounger in Vanilla


Kebo Chair/Sleeper


Belle Chair

Be sure to check out DHP Furniture for a full line of stylish, family-friendly furniture at an affordable price. They have chairs, tables, convertible furniture, kid furniture, pillows and more!

To get the latest check out DHP Furniture on Facebook.

This is a sponsored post for DHP Furniture, but as always, all opinions are 100% mine.

Fall Favorites from Target & Apple Picking

So Sunday was the first official day of fall. Did you get the memo? After I dropped Sam off at preschool last Friday, I stopped into Target and they were putting out the new fall home decor. It was tempting. Here’s some of my favorite finds from Target to help you bring some cozy fall touches into your home.

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We celebrated the beginning of fall this weekend with a trip to the apple orchard. We have been doing this with the kids for quite a while and they always get excited to go. Here’s some of the highlights. apple-tree-boys apple-picking apple-orchard-2013 apples apple-bags sam running-orchard Happy Fall!!!!!

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