ENTERTAINING: Backyard Movie Night

I am SO excited for tonight! David is taking me to see the premiere of Mocking Jay: Part 1 (the finale in the Hunger Games series) at The Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson. The Alamo Drafthouse is this AMAZING place, though I am not in the chains this is one worth visiting, they serve you beer and food during the movie. The reasons we LOVE the Alamo is that they serve amazing LOCAL craft beers (hello Live Oak Heffeweizen), the food is great, and they are sticklers for everyone being quiet and off their cell phones in the movie theater (they have even thrown out Madonna for being on her phone!) My first time actually eating a meal during a movie was such an amazing experience, now I don’t think there is any other way to see a movie! Here are some great entertaining inspiration images of a backyard movie night, just in case you don’t have an Alamo Drafthouse near you!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

 

REINCARNATION: All About Hardware

I am in the middle of a great Ikea Hack for our home, and I am now obsessing over hardware for my project. Updated or unique hardware is the EASIEST way to update any piece of furniture, quickly and inexpensively. Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images all about the hardware. And a few AMAZING pieces of hardware for any furniture you have.

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

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Here are a few of my FAVORITE pieces of unique hardware for any furniture makeover.

I love these CLASSIC HARDWARE 3" from Pottery  Barn in Antique Brass for only $7

I love these CLASSIC HARDWARE 3″ from Pottery Barn in Antique Brass for only $7

Of course Anthropolgie is the place to go for unique hardware. Here is the STREAMLINE KNOB for $6 each.

Of course Anthropolgie is the place to go for unique hardware. Here is the STREAMLINE KNOB for $6 each.

The AGATE CABINET HANDLES from West Elm, get the set for $49

The AGATE CABINET HANDLES from West Elm, get the set for $49

For a more affordable Geo hardware here is the GEO MINERAL knob set of two for $9.98

For a more affordable Geo hardware here is the GEO MINERAL knob set of two for $9.98

I love this classic Dresser Pull Knob on Etsy's LYNNSHARDWARE for $4.50 each

I love this classic Dresser Pull Knob on Etsy’s LYNNSHARDWARE for $4.50 each

 

LOVE LETTERS: The New Look!

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I have been working hard on some new and upcoming changes to the blog! For the past two years (wow I can not believe it has been that long!) I have really been focused on my content, finding my voice as a blogger, and really diving in to what I love to write about. I feel like I have kind of let the look of my site go to the wayside while I found my footing. I am so excited to change up my theme (loving FICTIVE) and hopefully in the future have a custom site! I am also trying to focus a lot of energy on my next step in the blogging world. First on the list, getting active in social media! Here is to the next chapter of LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

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DIY: Ikea Hack Inspiration

I have found an AMAZING “Ikea Hack” for our home, and I have been diligently working on it all weekend (don’t worry and DIY post is to come) I think everyone in their twenties has at least one piece of Ikea furniture. It is cheap, easy, and often extremely stylish. Now I REALLY don’t recommended having a whole house full of Ikea furniture, a couple of pieces is wonderful and great, but it won’t last you forever so it is always nice to invest in lifelong classics. However, there is a great little website called www.IKEAHACKERS.net that has sparked a trend of taking basic Ikea furniture, using all of its pieces and parts, and created something wonderful, unique and specific to your space. Here are some great home-spiration images (ALL of these are Ikea pieces reused and repurposed) to inspire you to DIY your own Ikea hack.

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

SUNDAY INSPIRATION: Opening New Doors

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I am always constantly trying to improve myself. Not that I am not happy with myself, but because I know there is always more I can give, to relationships, to myself, and to the world. There have been plenty of times where I find something I want to improve on, or something that I can’t wait to try out, but my enthusiasm dies after a week or two and I still haven’t made whatever it might be a habit. I know my failure, or lack of follow through, has to do with the fact that I am trying to use my old ways to open new doors. I need to know myself, know my ways, and know what works for me. If I am going to really implement a habit and open a new door of a healthier happier me, I am going to have to step out of my comfort zone, try a new way of doing things, and really push myself to make it happen. Change does not happen when we are comfortable. Change doesn’t happen with our old ways. This week I am going to continue to challenge myself to seek out new ways to open new doors.

INSTAPOST: What We’ve Been Up To

It has been a wild ride with renovations, holidays, celebrations, and so much more! Here are a few snapshots of what we have been up to lately…

Saw an amazing Charlie Robison show at The Granada theater

Saw an amazing Charlie Robison show at The Granada theater

Ate a Hattie's!

Ate a Hattie’s!

We decorated for Halloween!

We decorated for Halloween!

I officially stained the banister, yes me! With no help from David at all. I am officially becoming a DIY girl

I officially stained the banister, yes me! With no help from David at all. I am officially becoming a DIY girl

The AFTER!

The AFTER!

I did A LOT of Halloween Baking

I did A LOT of Halloween Baking

Our BEAUTIFUL backsplash done by my man!

Our BEAUTIFUL backsplash done by my man!

Our Engagement Party!

Our Engagement Party!

REINCARNATION: Floor Poufs

The floor pouf. A fancy way to say pillow? or so much more? I am going to say, for me, the jury is still out on this idea. This floor pillows have been around forever, and I find them perfect for a family with kids, but I think there might be a sophisticated way to bring them in to any space! Here are some of my favorite home-spirations for floor poufs, and some of my favorite pick for any space.

 

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They make sure a great foot rest!

They make a great foot rest!

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I love this and this makes me laugh all at the same time. David and I are huge Will & Grace fans and this always reminds me of the "dinner party" Grace threw where everyone had to sit on the floor. This is much more chic!

I love this and this makes me laugh all at the same time. David and I are huge Will & Grace fans and this always reminds me of the “dinner party” Grace threw where everyone had to sit on the floor. This is much more chic!


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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

I don't think I could convince David to snuggle up on the floor with me. But I love this idea!

I don’t think I could convince David to snuggle up on the floor with me. But I love this idea!

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.


 

Here are some of my favorite poufs for your space…

Star Printed Cotton Dhurrie Pouf from West Elm for $249

Star Printed Cotton Dhurrie Pouf from West Elm for $249. I love how large this is!

Threshold Pouf from Target for only $59.99

Threshold Pouf from Target for only $59.99. Perfect for smaller spaces!

Leather Metallic Gold Pouf from Overstock.com for around $220

Leather Metallic Gold Pouf from Overstock.com for around $220. If you’re really looking to make a statement!

Knitted Jafra Orange Pour from World Market for $79.99. I love this fall color!

Knitted Jafra Orange Pour from World Market for $79.99. I love this fall color!

 

If you are crafty and looking to make your own pouf, these DIY examples are super simple:

STYLE ME PRETTY: DIY Pouf

MAKES ME SMILE: DIY Floor Pouf

RETROPOLITAN: From $3 Floor Mat to Floor Pouf