Gold Home Decor For Under $25

How To Decorate For Fall On A Budget (1)

Gold home decor is making a come back, big time! I have used gold decor in some of my designs in school and they have turned out beautifully. Gold accents look great in a lot of different design styles but it looks best in modern, mid century modern, contemporary designs.

Gold Decor From Target Under $25

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Click here for gold picture frame
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Click here for geo burst decor
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Click here for pineapple bookends 


Some spaces I love with gold accents

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Source: @citrineliving
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Source: @sargibs
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Source: Alex Jowett

I love that gold is coming back and gaining popularity again! Do you guys love or hate the new gold decor trend? Let me know what you guys think of it in the comment section below.



How To Decorate For Fall On A Budget

How To Decorate For Fall On A Budget


I’m just slightly obsessed with finding a good deal, especially when it comes to seasonal home decor. I started decorating our house at the beginning on September, even though it’s basically 100 degrees here in SWFL. If you know me, you know I am an early decorator. So, I have to get my fall décor up early because it comes down the second Halloween is over and up goes the Christmas Décor!  I hope you guys enjoy these tips for decorating for fall on a budget.


Pillow covers from Amazon

Throw pillows are the quickest way to get your home ready for fall. If you have extra throw pillows that you don’t use you can put a fall throw pillow cover over them. But if you don’t have extra throw pillows you can buy a pack of four from Amazon for around $20. All of the pillow covers above are $10 and under!

Big Lots fall decor

I love Big Lots! I don’t think Big Lots gets enough credit for it’s adorable seasonal home decor. Every item above is $11 or less and year round you can find affordable home decor from Big Lots. A lot of their fall decor selection has a farmhouse vibe this year and I’m obsessed!

Hang string lights 

Source: photo by @viktoria.dahlberg

We hung string lights in our living room and I just feel like it adds the perfect cozy feeling. String lights aren’t necessarily a fall decoration, but when I think of fall I think of cozy, cuddle weather. So, adding string lights to any room will just give your home a cozy ambiance.

Add cozy throw blankets to every space 

Add a fun orange blanket to your living room for a nice pop of fall color. If you prefer a neutral color palette at all times add a fuzzy white, grey or brown throw blanket for added coziness.

Add fall flowers

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Source: photo by A Pop of Pretty Blog

My last budget friendly tip to decorating your home for fall is to add fall flowers. If you go to Publix or any grocery store this time of year they have a beautiful selection of fall flowers to chose from. Put them in a vase of your choice and voila!

I hope you enjoyed my budget friendly tips for decorating for fall! What are some ways you have decorated for this fall season that are budget friendly?


Best Farmhouse Decor From Hobby Lobby

farmhouse decor from hobby lobby


As many of you know I grew up on a horse farm with horses, dogs, cats, and even a donkey at one point. So, the farmhouse design trend is something that I am slightly [more than slightly] obsessed with. So, I wanted to compile a list of all my favorite farmhouse décor items from Hobby Lobby.

Almost everything below is 50% off at Hobby Lobby until October 7th, 2017 – You’re Welcome!

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Love this little galvanized metal caddie. Add some old glass milk jars and some fresh flowers [or fake flowers if you don’t have a green thumb, like myself] and you have a perfect farmhouse table centerpiece.

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Not the same sign, but this is one example of how you can use the farmhouse sign. Source: Photo by @hawthornhomeinteriors

You could hang this sign by itself or incorporate it into a gallery wall. This sign is a must have when you are designing your home with a farmhouse design aesthetic.

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One example of how you can use a Magnolia Wreath. Source: Photo by @bentleyblonde

I love Magnolia Wreath’s. Adding green to your space can make it feel more alive and vibrant. You can hang a Magnolia Wreath on your front door or you can use them to decorate your interior spaces as well.

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teired trey
Source: Photo by @thelittlewhitefarmhouse

These 3 tiered treys are so versatile. If you’re deign style isn’t farmhouse you can easily switch out some of the decor pieces to match your design style better. You can also decorate these for the different holidays!

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Source: Photo By @simplyshannahome

These Tabacco Baskets add a nice rustic, southern touch that is perfect with the farmhouse design.  You can hang them as wall decor, or place them on a shelf for added dimension.


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cotton wreathhh
Source: Photo By @thegracehouse

I love cotton wreaths, they are classic and timeless. You can hang them on a mirror or window just like the Magnolia Wreaths.


Happy Decorating! 🙂



When Your Flippin’ Dreams Start to Become Reality

When I received my real estate license almost 3 years ago one of the first dreams I remember having about success in my new career was to flip houses with my Dad.  I’m sure the dream was rooted in his inspiring me to pursue real estate to begin with and our Daddy daughter trips to the job sites when he was flipping houses in 2008 when the market crashed.  My dad was flippin’ houses before HGTV made it cool. During those few years where new construction was in the tank, my Dad flipped around 50 houses to help our family survive. Perhaps it was those not so fond memories that gave him hesitation all this time.

Timing and another piece of the puzzle

Of course, waiting is frustrating for anyone…especially a millennial like me who has always lived in an instantaneous world of microwaves, instant messaging and ask Google for the answer.  Even though I had my mom on my side, we hadn’t been able to convince my Dad.  She encouraged me to trust that God’s timing is always perfect and she asked me a question. “What other skills do you need in order to live out your dream?” The thoughts had already been circling around in my brain – an interior design degree.  So, I jumped in with both feet and am excited to be graduating Design School in March of 2018 (two more semesters -but really who’s counting?).

Many of my friends assumed I was changing careers when I announced I was going to school for interior design.  However, that was never the case.  In fact, the whole purpose of the degree is so that I can help my real estate clients on a whole new level.   Buying and selling a home is so much more than just sticking a “for sale” sign in the yard.  Clients make their decisions on an emotional level thinking about how their families will live and function in the space, does it match their personalities and their dreams of what family life for them looks like. Adding the interior design piece of the puzzle allows me to help them turn their vision into reality.

The pieces of the puzzle were coming together. Meanwhile, my pursuit to convince my Dad to flip houses with me was not working out for me.  And out of nowhere things took a positive turn in the direction I had been dreaming about. A phone call from a prospective buyer came in. Someone had shared my monthly Wide Open Spaces newsletter with them.

The dream begins to come together

Little did I know that phone call was the first step to fulfilling the goal I had set to flip houses with my Dad.  The buyer was looking for a home in Buckingham on 10 acres or more. The dream was happening and I didn’t even know it yet. My Dad and I were about to get to work together in a BIG way. The buyer decided to buy, not one home but two homes on a 10-acre estate.  And both homes needed a ton, I mean a TON of work.  The first home renovation is getting some final touches and I can’t wait to share more details with you. And the second home is underway as well scheduled to be completed at the end of August.

Yep that’s right just one phone call and my dreams to help clients – buy, remodel, sell – has become a reality.  Whether you are looking for help to design your current home, desiring to turn an old home in a prime location into your dream home or just looking to flip homes for financial gain, me and my team (Daddio – general contractor and myself – realtor + designer) are your one stop shop for making those dreams come true.

I love working with my dad so much..enjoy a couple pictures of us working together! 🙂


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Whitewashing a fireplace in a Flip house!
Adding back-splash to mine and Zack’s beautiful 80’s kitchen. 😉

I am creating my website and some other exciting things that you will soon learn about – so stay tuned! 😊