26 Nov

Awesome Artsy Giveaway!

Sorry I disappeared last week, my sweets!  The holidays had Travis and I running around like crazy.  But I’m happy to be back today with an exciting giveaway from Printcopia!  Printcopia creates beautiful custom prints of your favorite photos, either framed or on canvas.

I recently ordered a 8″ x 10″ canvas print to display on our mantle and I absolutely adore it!  (Photo by Susannah Gill Photography.)

I was really pleased with the quality and it was so easy to order and design the look of this piece— wouldn’t these make great holiday gifts?

You can win a 8″ x 10″ canvas print of your own… here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment on this post for ONE entry.

2) Leave a comment on another post (and tell me about it here) for ONE entry.

3) Become a fan of {blending beautiful} on Facebook (and tell me about it here) for TWO entries.

4) Follow {blending beautiful} on Pinterest (and tell me about it here) for TWO entries.

5) Post a link to {blending beautiful} on your blog/website/facebook page/twitter (and tell me about it here) for FOUR entries.

All entries must be in by midnight on Sunday (12/2)… a winner will be posted here on Monday (12/3).

Don’t forget to check out the Printcopia sister sites, where you can order custom car magnets, vinyl banners, and lawn signs!

P.S.- Printcopia is having an awesome Cyber Monday sale… 50% off their canvases through 12/3!

8 Nov

The Cost Plus furniture sale has me wishing our apartment was bigger…

I’m slightly obsessed with Cost Plus.  Their eclectic mix of earthy-modern decor is right up my alley.  (And let’s face it: their candy aisle is to die for.)

Did you know that until November 22nd, all furniture is 25% off (both in store and online)?!  It’s kinda killing me that I don’t have any major furniture needs at the moment.  But just in case you do, here are a few of my favorite pieces…

fuchsia chair / hammered coffee table / swivel stool / upholstered bed / metal tub chair / wood & metal coffee table

Check out all their on-sale furniture here!

2 Nov

Have a Fantastic Weekend

Wow, this week has just flown by, don’t you think?!  I’m looking forward to this weekend… we’re taking a little road trip to visit my brother and cheer him on during his first half marathon!  (Hopefully it goes much better than mine did, haha.)

I’ve got some fun surprises set for the blog next week, so make sure to check back on Monday :)

Let’s kick the weekend off right with some fun links from around the web!

Obsessed with this braided updo!

Easy DIY votives

Trav and I tried out a similar recipe this week and it was delish!  (We added bacon and grilled onions :)

Sweet doorstop.

I love when ladies post weekly pregnancy updates… so cute!

How cozy is this mug sweater?

This home would be the perfect spot for a dreamy weekend getaway…

Is it bad that I’m already reeeeeallly excited for Christmas?

Boot lust!

For more fun finds, follow me on Pinterest

What are you up to this weekend?  Any fun plans?  Got some links of your own to share?  Comment below!

26 Oct

Have a Spooky Weekend!

This weekend promises to be very festive! There are lots of gatherings and Travis and I are excited to rock our newly-finished Halloween costumes (I’ll show you guys next week). We still haven’t carved or decorated our pumpkins yet, either, so there’s lots to be done!

Let’s kick off the weekend with some fun links from around the web…

Sneak peek of Mad Men!

Awesome decorations for a Halloween party.

Would you rock spider lashes?

A friend of mine is making these for her sister’s baby shower… so cute!

Cool fall nails.

What a fun way to plant succulents!

Fun eyelash ideas for Halloween.

On my fall wish list: a collar necklace

Are you serious?  PECAN PIE BARS!!

Herringbone floors are my latest design obsession.

What are you up to this weekend?  Going to/hosting any Halloween parties?  What’s your costume this year?  Share in the comments!

17 Oct

Perk Up Your Pumpkins (How should I decorate mine?!)

Travis and I visited the pumpkin patch over the weekend and I’m dying to do something with the pumpkins we found…

Rather than carving— which is always a huge mess and makes the pumpkins decay SO quickly!— I’ve been looking at other fun decorating options.

Cool decoupage

Painted chevron

All-out chalkboard

Gold pumpkin featuring your house number

Now I just have to decide which to do!

Which of these decorating options do you like best?  Got any other non-carving pumpkin ideas?  Planning to try any of these yourself?  Share in the comments!