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Cozy Weekends: Soups + Sales

Winter snow storms call for cozy fires, lots of yummy soup, tea, and online shopping! I had to share the insane sales going on this weekend, because they’re hard to pass up, and the soup recipes we’ve had on repeat for cozy days in!

Weekend Sales

  • J. Crew: Up to 50% off Final Sale & 25% off Full-Price Styles with code: GOTIME
  • Anthropologie: Extra 40% off sale & 20% off Home & House
  • Tory Burch: Extra 30% off with code: EXTRA30
  • Express: Up to 70%
  • Gap: 40% off your purchase with code: HAPPY
  • Loft: Up to 50% off with code FRESH

If you’re looking to revamp your home decor, check out this amazing deals going on!

Soup recipes we’re loving lately…

How are you spending your snowed in weekend?

Currently Loving

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Lace up Gladiators: 1 |  2 | 3 | 4

Banana Leaf Print: 1 | 2 | 3

Decorative & Functional Home Decor: 1 | 2 | 3

a Dewy Glow: 1 (highly coveted) | 2 | 3

Stripes: 1 | 2 | 3

Cut Outs: 1 | 2 | 3

Off the Shoulder: 1 | 2 | 3

Tufted Cornice DIY

Tufted Cornice DIY - TheSubtleStatement.com #homedecor #diy

Tufted Cornice DIY - TheSubtleStatement.com #homedecor #diy

What you need:

Upholstery Fabric

Heavy Duty Staple Gun

Heavy Duty Staples

Decorative Nailheads

Hammer

Scissors

Tufted Cornice DIY - TheSubtleStatement.com #homedecor #diy

I covered old cornices that we already had instead of buying or creating new ones. My overall vision was during a textured grey cornice, tufting it with nickel nailheads, and adding textured drapes in a contrasting color, to give it depth, instead of trying to make it “matchy.” Tufted Cornice DIY - TheSubtleStatement.com #homedecor #diyMeasure the width of your cornice, including each of the sides and add at least 2″ to each side to staple, and determine the amount of yards of fabric you will need. Cover your cornice with the fabric, pulling it tight as you go, and stapling it along the edge to secure it.
Tufted Cornice DIY - TheSubtleStatement.com #homedecor #diy

Next, measure a straight line around your cornice, making a square, of where you will apply your nailhead trim. Carefully, place the nails and hammer in to secure. Tufted Cornice DIY - TheSubtleStatement.com #homedecor #diy

I bought a basic curtain rod and we installed it underneath the cornice and added contrasting textured curtains.
Tufted Cornice DIY - TheSubtleStatement.com #homedecor #diy

Friday Finds… All That Glitters

friday finds | all that glitters | TheSubtleStatement.com

  1. Such a fun print to serve as chic home decor & a constant reminder to let the little things slide and make the most of each day.
  2. Love a watch that can double as a chic bracelet.
  3. This glam pillow combo is the epitome of a subtle statement. A subtle couch with some maj statement pillows has my name written all over it.
  4. Gwyneth.. Need I say more? Everything about this picture is just so amazing her hair, makeup and that swoonworthy dress.
  5. A major deal on such a statement. This necklace is conveniently priced under $25.. I’m so in love with this chic site!
  6. Spiced Apple Cider Champagne.. yes please!
  7. This chicest nail appliques.. ever. Revlon teamed up with Marchesa to release a collection of 8 limited edition nail strips.
  8. Glam up your fridge with this fun DIY.
  9. These intricate statement shoes are every little bit of amazing.

Gold is my favorite color, but the glitter combo has been full force on my radar, as of late. I believe in always adding a bit of sparkle for a statement.

Your Ultimate Summer To Do List

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1. Try Something New – You only regret the chances you didn’t take.

2. Sport a New Do – Braids are Summer’s hottest accessory. Keep cool, while looking cute.

3. Cool Off with a Refreshing Cocktail – Watermelon & Champagne? Can you think of a better pairing?

4. Find Your Prints – Summer is the ultimate time to have fun with fashion. Prints are in full force. Find your perfect match.

5. Fairs, Carnivals, Festivals – Need I say more?

6. Indulge. – Salted Caramel? You’re just beating the heat.

7. Detox… Your Closet – And make some cash. Copious anyone? (Check out my closet organization tips here)

8. Go on a PicnicFinally, you have an excuse to buy that Kate Spade champagne tote.

9. Adventure Awaits – Buy a ticket & leave.

10. Throw a chic soirée – String lights make me swoon.

11. Try Out a Trend – Mirrored Sunnies are a safe bet if you’re not ready to get wild.

12. Plan a Staycation – Explore hidden gems in your own city.

13. Channel Your Inner Holly Golightly – Diamonds and floppy hats are always acceptable.

14. Document – Snapshot your memories.

15. Go to an Outdoor Movie – Or create one in your backyard.

16. Get Your DIY On – Glue guns optional.

17. Lighten Up – Who doesn’t love a fresh faced Summer glow?

18. Relax – Pool day, enough said.

19. Buy a bouquet – Guaranteed to brighten your day.

20. Get Grillin’ – Finally put those upteen recipes you pinned to good use.

21. Get Sweaty – Try a Summer sport and reap the benefits.

22. Have a Spa Day – Or invite over your besties for a spa night.

Weekend DIY: Housewarming Gift

DIY Housewarming Gift

If you opened a storage closet, you would find a vast amount of apothecary jars. I love to use them to display goodies for parties, decor for holidays or use them for simple storage solutions (statement necklaces, makeup brushes, etc.) I thought it would be the perfect way to display a housewarming gift, because it could be put to use in any kitchen, bathroom or laundry room and can easily fit any style.
I filled this one with decorative hand soap and dish towels. It’s an easy DIY that not only looks great, but most importantly is really useful.

Weekend DIY: Instant Update {Bath}

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I‘m always acquiring bathroom decor with a Parisian feel. I don’t have a large amount of counter space, so a decorative cake stand is the perfect fit to keep organized.

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A sweet smelling candle, body brush and bath salts are fun spa-like essentials with a decorative look. Only a few key items make a chic statement.

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Coordinate using a color scheme or theme to fit your bathroom style, and give it a personal touch.

Weekend DIY: Instant Update {Nightstand}

In need of a pop of color to my mostly neutral bedroom, I updated my nightstand with a few home “accessories.” A decorative candle stacked upon books of inspiration, and a vivid floral arrangement. To add character, I typed out a fun quote and slid into a coordinating frame.
Weekend DIY: Print

 

A few minor changes can make a big difference. The new addition has a personal touch and livens up my space.

DIY: Kiss Print

DIY Kiss Print I’m all about a hot pink lip this season, so when I spotted this adorable Kiss print on P.S.-I made this… I had to recreate it.
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I rounded up my favorite hues, and layered each color on a piece of cardstock until the print was complete.
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Kiss Print Kiss Print

Once finished, I framed the print and hung it in my bathroom. Such a fun new addition.

Happy Valentine’s Day xo

Weekend DIY: Blog Planner

Blog Planner / Organizer Kit  - PDF Printable

Staying organized is essential when it comes to managing a blog. I created a Blog Planning Kit to keep all future planning in check.

Blog Post Planner / Organizer - Printable PDF

A detailed Blog Post Planner is essential for keeping all of my ideas organized.

Weekly Blog Planner / Organizer - PDF Printable

Weekly Blog Organizer keeps my week in perspective.

Monthly Blog Planner / Organizer - PDF Printable

I’m such a Type-A personality, I like making planning all of my future posts in advance. This Monthly Blog Planner is a great overview.

BLOG PLANNER BRAND COLLABORATIONS PRINTABLE PDF FILE

Keep all potential brand collaborations well organized with this Blog Brand Collaboration Organizer.

BLOG POST IDEA ORGANIZER PRINTABLE PDF FILE

Sometimes my mind is running a mile per minute and I have hundreds of ideas popping in my head. I like to keep them all in one place, well organized! This Blog Post Idea & Outfit Post Idea Organizer keeps me sane.

Blog Planner / Organizer - Printable PDF

This kit keeps my blog organized for the months, weeks, and days ahead. You can purchase the PDF printable digital files from My Etsy Shop. Sliding the printables into a binder is a great way to stay organized and stress-free!