Little Glass Jar http://www.littleglassjar.com Creation & Inspiration For Your Home Sun, 13 Aug 2017 04:42:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 http://www.littleglassjar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/cropped-Favicon-150x150.png Little Glass Jar http://www.littleglassjar.com 32 32 New Dining Room Chandelier http://www.littleglassjar.com/2017/08/11/new-dining-room-chandelier/ http://www.littleglassjar.com/2017/08/11/new-dining-room-chandelier/#comments Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:35:23 +0000 http://www.littleglassjar.com/?p=4400 New Dining Room Chandelier

The search for our new dining room chandelier is officially over! I spent countless hours online shopping, running in and out of stores for months and months, trying to find something that fit my vision for this space. It was one of the main pieces that I have been dying to change out of our ... Read More about New Dining Room Chandelier

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New Dining Room Chandelier

The search for our new dining room chandelier is officially over! I spent countless hours online shopping, running in and out of stores for months and months, trying to find something that fit my vision for this space. It was one of the main pieces that I have been dying to change out of our builder grade home since we moved in…five years ago. I mean, I may or may not have photoshoped out any little bit of the old light that was shown in my photos because it was just too generic, and very ugly. So to say this has been a long time coming would be an understatement!

I wanted something different, that would go along with our farmhouse style home and I think this cage chandelier from Lamps Plus does just that. It kind of reminds me of a huge hanging lantern, which I love! And I’ve been wanting a light that has visable candelabra bulbs, so I think this beauty is an all around win in my book!

 

 

 

 

 

It’s so so pretty with the lights on too. Which sounds funny, but yes I actually considered a few other options that weren’t very functional. We do use this space a lot, day and night, so it just being pretty wasn’t going to work. I like the vibe it gives off when we are eating dinner at our farmhouse table at night, and I think overall it just completes our dining room!

 

 

 

So if you are in the market for a new light fixture, don’t settle! It only took me five short years to make a decision and find this pretty thing! Now to change out all the other light fixtures…

Huge thanks to Lamps Plus for providing this beautiful chandelier.  

Just remember, as always, all opinions are my own. 

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Ten Beautiful Farmhouse Style Hutches http://www.littleglassjar.com/2017/07/27/beautiful-farmhouse-style-hutches/ http://www.littleglassjar.com/2017/07/27/beautiful-farmhouse-style-hutches/#comments Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:47:48 +0000 http://www.littleglassjar.com/?p=4286 Ten Beautiful Farmhouse Style Hutches

I’m on the hunt for a new farmhouse style hutch. It’s pretty much the last big piece I need for our dining room. Right now we have a hand-me-down one that we got from my in-laws and gave a makeover. It works for now, but we need a bigger one to really fill the space. ... Read More about Ten Beautiful Farmhouse Style Hutches

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Ten Beautiful Farmhouse Style Hutches

I’m on the hunt for a new farmhouse style hutch. It’s pretty much the last big piece I need for our dining room. Right now we have a hand-me-down one that we got from my in-laws and gave a makeover. It works for now, but we need a bigger one to really fill the space. Plus I have an entire cake stand collection that I am dying to get out and display! So yeah, I’m looking for a hutch just because I hoard cake stands, it happens!

On another note, if you haven’t noticed the blog is currently under construction. I’m fresh off a blogging conference and full of inspiration and ideas, so obviously the very first thing to do when that happens is completely dismantle and try and redesign your blog, right? Well, at least that is what I am doing, and I’m excited for a fresh new look! So stay tuned!

Until then, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite Beautiful Farmhouse Style Hutches for you to enjoy! **Please pin from the original source listed below each picture!**

 

via Miss Mustard Seed

 

via Liz Marie Blog

 

 via Sincerely, Marie Designs

 

via Love Grows Wild

 

via The Style Files

 

via Desire to Inspire

 

via The Lettered Cottage

 

via Miss Mustard Seed

 

via Ikea Decors

 

via Liz Marie Blog

 

Pin it for later…

 

 

Enjoy your day!

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Farmhouse Side Table Makeover + GIVEAWAY http://www.littleglassjar.com/2017/07/07/farmhouse-side-table-makeover-giveaway/ http://www.littleglassjar.com/2017/07/07/farmhouse-side-table-makeover-giveaway/#comments Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:00:23 +0000 http://www.littleglassjar.com/?p=4199 Farmhouse Side Table

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Behr. All opinions are 100% my own. You’ve heard people say it before, there is real power in paint. It can transform the walls of a room, or completely change a piece of furniture.  I always always always will give a discarded piece of ... Read More about Farmhouse Side Table Makeover + GIVEAWAY

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Farmhouse Side Table

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Behr. All opinions are 100% my own.

You’ve heard people say it before, there is real power in paint. It can transform the walls of a room, or completely change a piece of furniture.  I always always always will give a discarded piece of furniture a second chance at life by slapping on a fresh coat of paint and seeing if it works. You really have nothing to lose by at least trying! I recently did a big time clean up of what I like to call my basement flea market (or a potential episode of Hoarders), and I had this little wood side table that I used for my record player and records back in the day that needed some love. So I gave it my attention.

The fun part of this little side table makeover is that it is part of a series called Behr Designer Stories that you can find over on the Behr website! I am thrilled to be working with them again (remember when I spent three solid days painting our main living area and kitchen?) and a great group of other designers too!

To see the full makeover, what paint I used, and how I transformed this table, head over to >>>  behr.com <<< now and check it out! AND, there’s more! Scroll down to the bottom on this post and enter in to win a $50.00 Home Depot Gift Card!

 

 


 

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Five Motivating Podcasts for Creatives http://www.littleglassjar.com/2017/06/28/five-motivating-podcasts-for-creatives/ http://www.littleglassjar.com/2017/06/28/five-motivating-podcasts-for-creatives/#comments Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:45:35 +0000 http://www.littleglassjar.com/?p=4258 Five Motivating Podcasts for Creatives

When I started this blog nearly three years ago, I never thought it would be as important to me as it has become. I have spent countless hours and many, many late nights learning the ins and outs of this blog business. Believe it or not, blogging is in fact a legit business, and it ... Read More about Five Motivating Podcasts for Creatives

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Five Motivating Podcasts for Creatives

When I started this blog nearly three years ago, I never thought it would be as important to me as it has become. I have spent countless hours and many, many late nights learning the ins and outs of this blog business. Believe it or not, blogging is in fact a legit business, and it isn’t near as easy as it looks from an outside perspective. It isn’t about just snapping a couple pictures, throwing them up with a few paragraphs, then calling it a day. It is so so much more.

We brainstorm, plan ideas, decide what is right for our brand and what isn’t, we prepare to execute said ideas, we teach ourself new things so we can teach them to you, we fail, we mess up, and we try again. We are writers, editors, photographers, negotiators, designers, supporters, marketers, and so very hopeful you like what we are putting out there. We manage not only our blog, but what seems like a million facets of every social media platform available so we can get our content out to more than just our parents, who have been reading since day one. Thanks, mom and dad!

 

 

I could really go on and on about the many aspects that make a blog what it is, but instead, today I wanted to share how I stay motivated to work on this little side hustle of mine. There is so much information out there to take in, so many people who have “been there, done that” that you can learn from. So many inspiring entrepreneurs who share their personal story of success, and how they made it from nothing. Look, I’m not trying to make it, whatever that means, but I do appreciate the advice they give, and I am all ears to these Five Motivating Podcasts for Creatives. I hope you take a listen!

 

 

ONE. | BEING BOSS

I am basically in love with the hosts of this podcast, Kathleen and Emily, because they are seriously two badass girl bosses who are all about putting in the work and making no excuses. Being Boss is geared towards creative entrepreneurs, but like all of the podcasts I’m sharing today, their episodes can really speak to every aspect of life, not just business. I have been so incredibly motivated by these ladies, and I hope that you are too!

FAVORITE EPISODE: #127 The Comparison Trap with Vasavi Kumar

 

 

TWO. | GOAL DIGGER

I cannot even begin to say enough positive things about Jenna Kutcher and her podcast Goal Digger. She is an absolute beam of light and positivity, and her podcast will uplift you to try and bring more of that into your business and everyday life. She is a successful blogger, wedding photographer, lover of mac and cheese, and she spills all her advice on how she got to where she is now, along with interviewing other successful business owners too.

FAVORITE EPISODE: #024 Why Persistence Pays Off with Alyssa Thiel

 

 

THREE. | THE LIVELY SHOW

Oh, Jess Lively. She is pretty incredible, this girl. I have been listening to her podcast The Lively Show for a very very long time now, and if you get me talking about my favorite episodes, I might talk forever! If you are wanting to learn about how to be successful in life and business, dive into her archives first. But more recently she has switched it up and is learning and teaching more and more about wellness, simplifying, and  quantum living. She is an open book and so so inspiring to listen to! I cannot recommend this podcast enough!

FAVORITE EPISODE: #70 Turn Your Day Around & How to Say No with Alexandra Franzen

 

 

FOUR. | THE SCHOOL OF GREATNESS

I first heard of Lewis Howes when Jess Lively interviewed him on her podcast. This tends to happen a lot, where I find motivating people from other motivating people, and then it just snowballs from there. You have to hear his story, it is pretty crazy how far he has come in his life journey, from not being able to read, sleeping on his sisters couch, and pulling himself out of depression and into, well, greatness. On his podcast The School of Greatness, you are going to hear stories from some  heavy hitters in entrepreneurship that will get you thinking you too can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

FAVORITE EPISODE: #452 The 5 Second Rule to Change Your Life with Mel Robbins

 

 

FIVE. | THE GARYVEE AUDIO EXPERIENCE

This guy. Total game-changer. If you were to ask me who I look up to when it comes to business and just life IN GENERAL, it’s Gary Vaynerchuk. Hands down, no hesitation. He’s a hustler like no other (YouTube: The Daily Vee, it speaks for itself), and the most genuine human being probably on the planet. He will preach all day, everyday to you about how lucky you are to be a human being. Just do yourself a favor, go to YouTube, and type in Garyvee. BINGE WATCH. You can thank me later.

FAVORITE EPISODE: Basically everything that comes out of his mouth.

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Striped Farmhouse Tray http://www.littleglassjar.com/2017/06/19/striped-farmhouse-tray/ http://www.littleglassjar.com/2017/06/19/striped-farmhouse-tray/#comments Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:00:50 +0000 http://www.littleglassjar.com/?p=4227 DIY Striped Farmhouse Tray.

Some of my favorite projects come out of my basement. My basement full of the most random things that I think I’ll for sure need one day. Which I most likely will. Or maybe not. You just never know, so might as well just hold on to them for the right timing!  I do the ... Read More about Striped Farmhouse Tray

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DIY Striped Farmhouse Tray.

Some of my favorite projects come out of my basement. My basement full of the most random things that I think I’ll for sure need one day. Which I most likely will. Or maybe not. You just never know, so might as well just hold on to them for the right timing!  I do the same thing with wood. Scrap wood, barn wood, archetectual pieces, so on and so on. There was this round wood piece that I picked up from our local hardware store once that I know I could turn into a project, and I finally did with this DIY Striped Farmhouse Tray!

Today I’m joining a crazy talented group of ladies to bring you some pretty awesome DIY projects that you can do yourself this summer! If you are coming from House by Hoff, welcome to my little creative spot! I’m thrilled you’re here, and I hope you take a look around! In the meantime, let me share how I made this cute little tray so you can make one too!

 

 

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • Round Piece of Wood
  • Wood Stain
  • Painters Tape
  • Paint/Paint Brush
  • Paint Sealer
  • Sander or sand block
  • Handles
  • Screwdriver

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • I started by staining the piece of raw round wood.

 

 

 

  • Once the wood was completely dry, I taped off the stripes with painters tape, then painted the wood that was still visible.

 

 

 

  • After the paint was dry, I peeled off the tape to expose the painted stripes on the wood, then sanded the whole piece down to give it a more weathered look.

 

 

 

  • Next I sealed the paint with a wax, and then attached the black handles to each side of the wood.

 

 

And voila! You have a super simple farmhouse style tray to use this summer for drinks and food whenever needed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The summer fun isn’t over, head over to my sweet friend Amandas house at Sincerely Marie Designs for some more DIY fun! Her home is just beautiful so you don’t want to miss out!

 

 

And here’s a little peak at the other awesome projects you can find if you just follow the blog hop loop!

 

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The Tale of the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree http://www.littleglassjar.com/2017/06/14/tale-fiddle-leaf-fig-tree/ http://www.littleglassjar.com/2017/06/14/tale-fiddle-leaf-fig-tree/#comments Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:30:56 +0000 http://www.littleglassjar.com/?p=4217 Fiddle Leaf FigTree

I’m not going to sugarcoat it. I am a plant killer. I have a black thumb like no other. But you may have already known that by now, since I like to brag about it. Instead I am a huge lover of the artificial plant group, and I’m not even slightly ashamed. But you know ... Read More about The Tale of the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

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Fiddle Leaf FigTree

I’m not going to sugarcoat it. I am a plant killer. I have a black thumb like no other. But you may have already known that by now, since I like to brag about it. Instead I am a huge lover of the artificial plant group, and I’m not even slightly ashamed. But you know who surprisingly is like the plant whisperer in our home? My husband. He can turn any half dead plant into a thriving beauty, and yes I am completely jealous of his skills! Then again, the biggest part of keeping a plant alive is having to water it, and I just tend to always forget that step.

About four or five years ago I learned all about this beautiful plant called the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, and naturally I needed to have one. Of course my husband laughed at me because, well, it’s a real plant. But I promised him up and down I would keep this one alive because it was special. And the search began. And it continued. And it became my mission in life to find this plant.

 

 

I had heard many legends that you could find the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree at your local home improvement stores, and even IKEA. Well here in St. Louis, I learned really fast (after stalking these stores weekly for months and months, and many more months…) this legend is entirely false. So I went online and ordered one, and after I was sent the brown version, also known as the dead version, I was about to give up. But the plant universe really wanted me to have one of these trees, and one day on a sunny afternoon shopping with my mother-in-law in southern Illinois, it happened.

 

 

 

It happened at a Walmart, of all places. There she was in all her little glory. I wanted to hug her. I wanted to buy the whole entire stock of them. I mean after all she was only like twelve bucks. But I knew I had to prove that I could keep this one alive before I could get another one. So I put her in my cart and we lived happily ever after. . .

 

 

We lived happily ever after because after a few weeks of me forgetting to water her, my husband took over and I am not even kidding, this tree thrived and just keeps on growing because of him. You want to know how?

  1. WATER THE PLANT – When it’s a baby, maybe just one cup once a week. When it’s big like mine, approximately two cups a week. Make sure the top of the soil is wet.
  2. REPLANT IT – When it gets too big for its pot, it needs more room!
  3. DONT MOVE IT – We literally have left this plant in the same spot for all of its life here. I really do believe this is key.
  4. INDIRECT SUNLIGHT – Even though we have ours in front of the window, we usually always have the curtains closed while we are at work. So it isn’t getting too much sun.
  5. ROTATE IT – Okay, so maybe you do move it a little. After a while you are going to notice your tree leaning towards the sunlight, so be sure to rotate it so it doesn’t hurt its back. Be nice, guys.

 

 

So if you are looking for this beautiful plant. I wish you luck! It was well worth the wait!

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