Home Musings: Design, Decor, and More

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I am playing around with how often to share these posts and what official name to call them. If they are something that you are liking I always appreciate hearing if you think so! I am grateful to have you here with your visits.

March felt like such a wonderful and busy month. I found myself pulled in lots of different directions and needed to allocate time wisely. Both of my kids have birthdays in March that are 11 days apart. It was a month full of celebrations with friends and family and I loved it! We had our spring break, family from Washington visiting and school performances. I am also very tired… Haha! We’ve also been working hard behind the scenes at Zevy Joy, both on our home, client projects, blog work and social media… Phew!

Recap from the Blog Recently

Lets take a look at what’s been happening on the blog these past couple weeks…

  • Thrift Store Makeover: I made over this inexpensive vase because I loved the shape. It cost a little more to fix it up verses if I had bought it brand new, but I love how it turned out! You can see more here.
Thrift store makevoer
  • Faux Tree Displays: I have tried to use as many real trees throughout my home decor as possible, but I have found that it isn’t that practical. They do not survive as long as I would hope and can be unhealthy for dogs (not a great idea). I have chosen to go faux for now and really prefer it! We shared a guide on how to display your faux trees making them look elegant and more realistic.

Behind the Scenes at Home

A quick look at what projects and updates we have been up to here at home this last month…

Our Main Bathroom: Here are some candid progress photos of our bathroom/bedroom renovation. All the shiplap is installed and ready to go. We also framed out the original mirror and hung a light fixture. Monday and Tuesday I am planning to start painting the bathroom and found the prettiest color! Can’t wait to share more with you soon.

Landscaping Progress: Little by little we have been working on and updating the front and back exterior of our home. Outside our kitchen banquette is a set of windows with a very bare brown fence. So just last week we had some greenery planted to make things a little visually more appealing! It is so pretty. I am looking forward to watching these fill in.

Design Inspiration and Decor Tips

I have been focussing on the idea of decorating a lot personally here in our own spaces. I know I’ve said it many times, but making a home takes time. That means making a home feel both styled and curated requires thoughtful time. I wrote this post here not too long ago and believe it is a helpful explanation on just exactly what those two things mean.

Nancy Myers inspired kitchen

Favorite Finds

These are some favorites that I have bought lately, have on my list to get soon or just think they are a good find!

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  • Faux Black Olive Tree: This tree is a great option for the price! It is about half the price of the tree I have in our family room and I am using this one in our bedroom now.
  • Patterned Jute Rug: This is not the same rug as what we have in our bedroom, but this rug is about half the price and has a similar look to it.
  • Wooden Toilet Stool: We have these in every bathroom and they are the best! You can read more in the description.
  • Cordless and Rechargeable Table Lamp: The quality is amazing and they work everywhere! I set mine on dining tables, counters, coffee tables, bathrooms, etc…
  • Kitchen Towels: I have shared these before and will keep sharing! They are so good!
  • Solar Outdoor Lights: I am getting ready to do a whole blog post on these, but they are the very easiest way to add some night time curb appeal.

That’s it for today and a look back at this last month. Looking ahead for April, I plan to share our finished bathroom/bedroom, some outdoor ideas and more! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.

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  1. Annie
    Just to let you know–you haven’t shared a post I didn’t love. Your ideas are great and doable. Your home is beautiful and your recommendations are very helpful.
    I don’t think I quite fit in with your target followers but I do really enjoy your blog!


    1. Hi Peggy, this was such a thoughtful compliment and meant so much to hear – thank you! I am so happy to have you here enjoying my blog and really, thank you for taking the time to leave a message. I hope that you have a nice rest of your weekend =).

  2. Just as the last reader said, I’m probably not your target audience, but do enjoy your posts for a lot of reasons; ease of reading, length is just right, doable diy’s, product links and practical information & decor and great photos! Some ideas for column titles:
    Weekly Musings
    This & That
    Where Did The Week Go!?
    My “Joy-Full” Week
    Zevy’s Week

    1. Hi Tammy, thank you so much! I truly appreciate your kind words and feedback… These suggestions are great for column titles! I am seriously considering some of these and love your creativity. Thanks again.

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