Oodles of Pineapple Decor for the Home for Pineapple Lovers

Posted in DECOR, SUMMER: SEASONAL DECOR AND CRAFTS
on May 25, 2018
If you’re a fellow pineapple lover, today is your lucky day. I’m sharing the 40 of my favorite pineapple decor products for every room in your home! 

pineapple decor
During the most recent round of the One Room Challenge, I made over one of our teen daughter’s bedroom from an outdated, tiny closet of a room, into an updated boho bedroom dream! Said daughter is a huge pineapple lover. One of the requests she made for her room – pineapple decor! I also love pineapples and have done a craft project or two around the fruit. I can’t say I blame her for loving them – there is just something so sweet and summery about this tropical fruit and these days pineapple decor is EVERYWHERE.
During the make-over, I put in a lot of time sourcing pineapple decor for the home and thought I’d share some of what I found. I had NO idea, so many pineapple-shaped home accent options existed – can you say pineapple diffuser or speaker?
 If you are a pineapple lover or know someone who is, this is the list for you!

40 Pineapple Decor Products for People who love Pineapples


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PINEAPPLE DECOR PRODUCTS

 

Thirstystone Wood and Marble Pineapple Coasters with Gold Stripe (Set of 4) • Thirstystone • $24.99
Safavieh Kelly Table Lamp in Yellow • Safavieh • $124.99
Bulbing – Pineapple Lamp – Glass/Plywood Birch • $108.49
Fenella Smith – Flamingo & Pineapple Useful Jug • $35
Thirstystone Marble/Mango Wood Pineapple Serving Board • Thirstystone • $46.99
Deny Designs ZW Day Pineapple Twin Duvet Cover in Green • Deny Designs • $96–180
Illume Coconut Milk Mango Pineapple Candle • $28
Anthropologie Pineapple Doormat • Anthropologie • $42
Opalhouse Pineapple Peel & Stick Removable Wallpaper Disco Brown/White • $29.99
Deny Designs Pineapple Farm Ceramic Coffee Mugs (Set of 4) • Deny Designs • $45
Urban Outfitters Reversible Sequin Pineapple Throw Pillow • Urban Outfitters • $29
Tooletries Pineapple Toothbrush Holder • $18
Threshold Pineapple Bookends, White/Gold • Threshold • $19.99
Thirstystone Tropical Pineapple Single Square Coaster • Thirstystone • $2.99
Pier 1 Imports Tropical Flowers Pineapple Tea Towel • Pier 1 Imports • $12.95
Pier 1 Imports Be a Pineapple Wooden Tray • Pier 1 Imports • $24.95
Cost Plus World Market Mini Gold Pineapple Frame • Cost Plus World Market • $9.74
Cost Plus World Market Gold Pineapple Micro LED Battery Operated String Lights • Cost Plus World Market • Sold Out
Lilly Pulitzer Pineapple Mirror • Pottery Barn Teen • $129
Pineapple Crown Wall Art by Minted®, 24 x 24, White • Pottery Barn Teen • $44–300
Pineapple Life Tea Towel • $15
Slant Collections Pineapple Trinket Tray • $16
Lc Lauren Conrad LC Lauren Conrad Pineapple Coaster Set • Lauren Conrad • $10.40
Lilly Pulitzer Swirling Floral Pineapple Ring Holder • Lilly Pulitzer • $30
Anthropologie Pineapple Bookends • Anthropologie • $48
Artfully Walls Pineapple Wall Art • $278
Anthropologie Pineapple Kids Sham • Anthropologie • $28–44
Deny Designs Dash and Ash Pineapple Paradise 16″ Square Decorative Pillow • Deny Designs • $75
Stradivarius Pineapple Jewelry Stand • $21
Stradivarius Pineapple Light • $26
Audiology Audio Technology of New York Pineapple Bluetooth Speaker • $34.99
Birch Lane Pineapple Candle • Birch Lane • $37.99
Marmont Hill ‘Purple Pineapple’ by Shayna Pitch Framed Painting Print • $88.99
Intelligent Design Gold Pineapple Painting Print • $17.96
Rosanna Patio Party Pineapple Accent Tray • Rosanna • $33.99
Ready2hangart ‘Fiesta Pineapple’ by Sarah LaPierre Painting Print on Wrapped Canvas • $37–88
Southern Tide Pineapple Sheet Set • $34.99–49.99
Brewster Wall WallPops Pineapple Wall Art- Set of 2 • $47
One Kings Lane Pineapple Outdoor Pillow – Gold • One Kings Lane • $45

 

A few things on this list are in our daughter’s room and there are a few more I may be eyeing up for myself! With most items coming in under $50, I hope you find something on this list that you can love, too!

What’s your favorite pineapple decor item on the list? 



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How to Host a cheer-worthy Kentucky Derby Party 

Posted in ENTERTAINING, PARTIES, PARTY PROPS AND DECOR
on May 21, 2018

Are you thinking of throwing a Kentucky Derby party? If you’re hoping to celebrate the most exciting two minutes in sports but don’t know where to start – this is your one-stop shop for inspiration and ideas.

Hello! We are throwing a surprise Kentucky Derby themed party for my mother-in-law’s 70th birthday, and we’re inviting you.  

kentucky derby party

You know I love a party. So, when my sweet mother-in-law had a birthday coming up, my sisters-in-law and I put our heads together to come up with a way to celebrate her AND her birthday. Terry (my MIL) is a Kentucky girl and grew up on a horse farm – how cool is that?! My Sister-in-law had a fabulous idea to throw her a surprise Kentucky Derby themed party, and we all agreed. It was only fitting that we pull out the big hats and the bowties to celebrate her big day!

Ideas for hosting a cheer-worthy Kentucky Derby Party 

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We embraced the theme fully.

INVITATIONS

Derby Party- Invite

To keep it simple (and secret), we created a Facebook event to manage the guest and RSVP list.  I created an invitation graphic and posted it in the group in printable form for those who prefer a printable invitation.  We were still able to set the tone of the party by using the digital invite but without the hassle of a paper invitation – bonus: ease of an online solution.

 ATTIRE

 

In keeping with the theme, we asked our guests to wear fancy, derby hats and bowties. I think everyone had fun with the idea! 

kentucky derby party - all the hats

kentucky derby party - all of us

For fun, I made a few fascinators and decorated a few floppy hats. I can’t wait to share the tutorial with you on how I made the fascinators (hint: I used a paper plate and deco mesh). They were not only simple to make and super inexpensive, but most of all they were fun!

Kentucky Derby Party - fascintators

 

DECORATIONS

To give us a southern country feel, we used a myriad of gingham and floral patterns, with accents of black and white stripes. I used my Cricut Diecut machine to cut out the horseshoe and the racing horse silhouettes. These accents brought the theme home in a simple way.

 

Kentucky Derby Party - Floral Centerpiece - Dining Room

Kentucky Derby Party - Floral Centerpiece - Kitchen

My Mother-in-Law’s birthday is at the end of March when there aren’t a plethora of flowers around. To bring spring to us, we decorated with extra large tissue and other flowers in abundance. I’ll have a tutorial up for how we made them shortly and will link back when I do. 

Kentucky Derby Party - flowers on fireplace

The cupcake toppers and food labels carried on the theme in florals and hand-lettering script.

Kentucky Derby Party - Dessert table

Kentucky Derby Party - Derby Pie Squares

The floral chandelier was the perfect centerpiece for my spring table, and I was so excited to get to use it again in this setting. It might even look more beautiful on my Sister-in-law’s grand chandelier.

 

Kentucky Derby Party - Floral Chandelier Wreath

 

FOOD

We used this porcelain dinnerware from World Market. I love that it comes in its own space-saving tray – great for storing between events.

 

The food was straightforward and inexpensive to make, perfect for a crowd, and fit our theme. The menu included:

Kentucky Derby Party - hot brown casserole

  • Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole  – I followed this recipe almost exactly, but used turkey deli meat instead of roasted turkey to save on time, along with crisped turkey bacon as that was what I had in the house.
  • Pulled Pork with Slaw
  • Potato Salad
  • Crudites Tray (Fancy for veggies)
  • Chicken nuggets – kids love ’em!
  • Fruit tray
  • Pimento Dip and crackers – OMG – SO good and rave reviews from the Kentucky natives.

Kentucky Derby Party - pimento cheese

Dessert included:

Kentucky Derby Party - Dessert table

Kentucky Derby Party - cupcake

Kentucky Derby Party - Derby Pie Squares

Kentucky Derby Party - cake

DRINKS

A must-have at a derby party, along with the basics like water and soda, we served mint juleps with a twist – strawberry mint julep punch to be exact. We also had all of the fixings for the Oaks Lily cocktail – the official drink of the of the Kentucky Oaks, the premier race for 3-year-old female horses that they’ve held each year on the day before the Kentucky Derby since 1875. And no, I did not know that – Google told me – but now we both do.

Kentucky Derby Party - punch

A self-serve drink table made beverage service easy, as did a multi-purpose punch. This drink recipe card was close by for those who wanted to add a bit of a zip – aka: bourbon – to their punch. The cocktail recipe card is part of the printables kit I created for the party – it will be available for download shortly!

Kentucky Derby Party - drink recipe card

I would have loved to serve our mint julep punch in silver julep cups, but that was a little out of our budget. Instead, we went with a silver-topped disposable cup – a similar look within our budget.

Kentucky Derby Party - silver rimmed glass

PHOTO OPS

Inspired by Kentucky Derby Party ideas I found while researching for this one, I borrowed bits and pieces from those parties to make this Derby themed photo backdrop, and props.

 

Kentucky Derby Party - prop backdrop

The horse balloons were one of my favorite props – I like how they set the scene and the kids LOVED them.

Kentucky Derby Party - horse baby

Our photo backdrop is made from a paper tablecloth that we embellished, then hung on a rolling garment rack.

I used my Cricut to cut out the photo prop shapes, then, added scraps of ribbon and other fun craft-leftovers to bring them to life.

Kentucky Derby Party - props in bucket

 

FUN WAS HAD BY ALL

The party was a huge success!

Kentucky Derby Party - decor shadow box

Our guests were such good sports, and everyone took their turn posing in the photo area.

Kentucky Derby Party - props in action 2

Kentucky Derby Party - props in action 1Our Birthday Girl had NO idea what we were planning – A perfectly executed surprise party!

Derby Party - arriving

I think she was as excited as we were when she arrived to find all the family and treasured friends coming out just for her. I think she (and our guests) had a fabulous time – nearly as much as if we’d been at the actual Kentucky Derby. But that is another party!

a_happy birthday terry

derby party the whole gang

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How to Decorate a Boho Bedroom with Flair

Posted in BEDROOMS, MAKEOVER CHALLENGES, OneRoomChallenge
on May 9, 2018

We can define Boho style as an eclectic decorating style blending colors, patterns, fabrics, and eras, with a big heaping scoop of “free spirit.” It would also be the style our daughter was striving for in her new boho bedroom. Read on for ideas on how to add this style to your own home and bedroom!

boho bedroom

Hi. You thought I’d disappeared, didn’t you? In a way, I did – into our teen daughter’s bedroom. I’ve been swamped turning it into a glam bohemian chic fantasy, with a slight edge, full of gray and silver tones then mixed with soft pastels! But I’m done now, which means I’ve poked my head out and it’s time. What time? It’s Reveal Day! Today you get to see the AFTER of our 6-week One Room Challenge. I’m SO excited to show you how it turned out!

If you’re new here, let me say that this room started as the smallest and most awkwardly laid-out room in my home. There wasn’t enough room for anything but a single bed, no room for homework or applying make-up and no hangout space.  On top of that, the style – or lack thereof – didn’t reflect my daughter’s interests or style one little bit. All the terrible before pictures are summarized for you below!

glam bohemian teen room - before

And without further adieu, here’s the after!

boho bedroom - full room

 

Can you believe it? I can’t even! Where do I start? Let’s start with the room layout!

The existing layout had a door or window on every wall. That coupled with a small footprint, the room was suited more to life as a giant closet rather than a bedroom.  It was indeed a bedroom though, as it contained a closet. The closet layout, however, was worse than the room. It was small, cramped and half of it included a sloped ceiling – more unusable space.

boho bedroom - bed

By turning the existing closet into a bed nook, we gained enough space for a full-size bed. As a bonus, it almost feels as though we’ve doubled the size of the room!

boho bedroom - bed nook bookcase

A built-in bookcase acts as a side table and storage.

The (larger!)closet finds a new home with custom floor to ceiling built-ins. The mirrored doors help to make the room look larger and reflect tons of natural light from the nearby window.

boho bedroom - closet

boho bedroom - closet open

boho bedroom - closet door jewelry

 

Make-up and homework move to the opposite side of the room, leaving room for a new sitting area – a great place to curl up catch up on social media with a good book.

boho bedroom - view from bed

Let’s talk color. If you know me at all, this color palette is different from the bold colors I usually gravitate to, but I had a TON of fun playing with a different palette and style.

We pulled most of the color inspiration from the floral quilt. The quilt is a bit of an heirloom as it was in her parents home when they were married. We were going for a current and on-trend color palette, but with our girl switching houses every week, (her primary residence being her mother’s – we share custody) it was imperative that the room feels “homey” with items that had a history. The quilt was a perfect inspiration for this!

boho bedroom - quilt

I pulled pastels of yellow, rose and pale blue from the bold pattern and laid them against a moody gray neutral and crisp white,  finally mixing in metals of gold and both shiny silver, as well as brushed. The look is fun, trendy, and sophisticated.

boho bedroom - metals

To keep the room from feeling too stuffy, we added quirky elements throughout the room that upped the “fun” factor. The wall color has a hint of purple which is even more evident against the bright white trim – it’s a close match to a lilac color found in the quilt.

boho bedroom - side table accents

There was a danger that the new closet would stick out like a sore thumb. Continuing the paint color over the closet helps to prevent that and brings all the attention to the mirror detail.  For contrast,  the rest of the custom-built furniture is finished in warm oak tones and encouraged to show it’s imperfections.

Now, let’s talk furnishings. Given the (lack of) space I had to work with, every furnishing choice and placement was carefully thought out to maximize and increase functionality, and nearly everything had to be custom built to fit.  Think tiny house in one room!

The bed platform is low – a platform bed was on the list of must-haves – but set high enough to accommodate drawers underneath at a later date, and was built to slide into the nook.

 

boho bedroom - shortened view

That chair! I was almost giddy to put it up finally, and you can bet I clocked some time testing it out – I had to make sure it was safe! I love that despite being an oversized piece, That chair because it’s suspended, leaving visible floor space underneath. Don’t even get me started on the boho vibe it gives off! #loveit

boho bedroom - hanging chair

The desk area is where things get creative and even a bit innovative.

boho bedroom - desk area

 

I wanted to keep the design modern and simplistic, but I needed storage. Too, the desk also had to function as both a make-up vanity AND a homework desk. Let’s face it – the make-up is NOT going to be put away unless it’s effortless to put it away if at all which means homework had to happen somewhere other than the desktop. Here’s what I came up with:

boho bedroom - desk top

A hidden cubby stores the everyday essentials and ensures they are close at hand. A rolling cart takes care of the rest.

boho bedroom - desk cubby

Homework can be done on the secret pull out writing tray, regardless of whether makeup is littering the top of the desk or not. The desk has a sleek, narrow, modern look that checks all of the boxes. The subtle dot pattern brings a tiny bit of fun and whimsy to an otherwise serious piece. This is by far my favorite part of the room – I’m so proud of how it turned out!

boho bedroom - desk writing tray

Let’s talk about wall art! The cactus canvas print is from Pier 1 and is precisely the statement I wanted over the bed. I love that it adds a little pop of color to an otherwise neutral space and that it pulls even more color out of our inspiration – the quilt.

boho bedroom - cactus

Rather than go with a themed piece of art, I decided on the larger wall art pieces being those that can grow with her and are relatively classic. The watercolor print especially is something she’ll be able to use in many settings for many years to come.

boho bedroom - sitting area

I tried to keep the trends to room accents, so they are easily switched out as she grows and potentially grows tired of things, but with so many cute things out these days, it was a challenge!

boho bedroom - succulents

Pineapple accents are everywhere – the girl LOVES pineapples. A small palm tree sits atop her desk, surrounded by succulents – small picture frames that glitter like gold hold pictures of her favorite people.

boho bedroom - desk accents

We can’t forget to talk about lighting! The DIY faux capiz shell pendant light was in her room before but found a better home in the bed nook.

boho bedroom - capiz light

An adorable little Vintage Glass Cylinder Table Lamp graces the side table and is perfect for soft lighting at the end of the day.

To improve lighting to the makeup area, we installed a battery operated under cabinet light to the underside of the shelf that hangs over the mirror. It gives off a good amount of light and is on a timer, ensuring it can turn itself off when left on. The price is right, too!

boho bedroom - under cabinet lighting

A few more shots –

boho bedroom - desk area from chair

boho bedroom - command center

So, there you have it! Six weeks are done and done. It was so worth it – Finally, a room for her that meets all of her needs AND gives her space to stretch out.

boho room - happy girl

boho room - she loves her chair

It was SO fun revealing it to her yesterday and almost like we were on an episode of house crashers. You can catch the video of that here!


Thanks so much for following along with me on yet another crazy journey. I appreciate your support and all of your comments! Cheers!

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Huge thanks to Linda for hosting yet another stellar event! Be sure to check out all of the guest poster’s reveals by clicking here –  I can’t wait to see them all!

 

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