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Updated: Jun 14, 2020






House color is Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams Siding is LP SmartSide




SOURCES & LOOK-A-LIKES


Deck-

Sectional with table

String Lights

Exterior Wall Lights

Rattan Hanging Pendant

Planter hangers with Ikea pots

Poufs

Rug runner

5 piece patio seating set

White Rolling Bar Table

black round table is no longer available HERE is the look a like option

look-a-like round table

planters- white, gray, gray

Bar/island

Lantern- from target last year, Similar here and here


Patio area-

rug

dining set

extra folding chairs

string lights

vase


Fire pit area-

fire pit ring

fire pit chairs

wood ring

tiki torches- check Lowes, Home Depot, Target



We've been doing our best to stay sane and enjoy our time together over here. No rigid schedules but a vague outline of our day just to make sure we don't forget to brush our teeth and change our underwear. The first few days at home just felt like a long weekend with a side of panic. Then our weather forecast took a turn and I knew we would spiral out if we didn't have a few tricks up our sleeve. I ordered a box of crafty stuff, found a few great accounts offering free craft and art ideas, wrote down a list of movies we could enjoy as a family and decided to start a band of the day as part of our own "homeschooling". Here's what we've got so far, I'll keep adding to it over time so stop back anytime!



Crafts we bought or had-




1. Write the Story- 200 pages of assigned storylines with 10 words to use in your story. An example- Write the Story: A Family Mystery Uncovered. Use these words in your story- Sunday, secret, wallpaper, swap, sister, curiosity, island, marathon, demand, notebook.

2. Craft Sticks and glue - to build an epic city of houses and countless other things on the cheap.

3. Sun Paper- the coolest way to make art without a camera!

4. The Princess Bride- we are reading a little bit every night together and it's been a great way to take our minds off of things before bed.

5. Canvas Panels- for the little artist. Throw in some Tissue Paper and Mod Podge to make mosaic art.

6. Paint By Sticker- hand them the tweezers and settle in for some quiet time. This one keeps them busy forever!

7. Wreck This Journal- possibly the worlds coolest journal! It inspires creativity and challenges the author to have fun, embrace change, and step outside the box to truly wreck the journey with their creativity.

8. Glass Pen Markers- for windows and mirrors. Make being stuck behind glass fun.

9. Too Many Monkeys- a fun card game for the whole family.

10. A Rainbow of Masking Tape- to decorate walking sticks for all those family hikes, make the longest hopscotch board in the world, create tape art with @_artbyrex.


*Find more of our favorite games in our Amazon shop here.



Quarantine Worthy Instagram Accounts

ARTS & CRAFTS-

@mo.willems.studio Lunch Doodles with Moe here

@houseinhabit has some great freebie craft ideas in her highlights

@trishazemp is hosting a stop motion camp for kids

@carsonellise started a quarantine art club with an assignment a day for kids and adults

@agirlandagluegun is sharing craft ideas for littles


STORY TIME-

@groundedclassroom is sharing a virtual story reading and activity a day


FUNNY & GOOD NEWS ACCOUNTS-

@mattsurelee is sharing a funny quarantine graph everyday

@fullmhouse is always entertaining with the challenges they share

@abiayres keeping it real and keeping us laughing


@tanksgoodnews just the good news

@upworthy more good news

@goodnewsmovement because we cant have too much good news right now



List of Family Friendly Series & Movies

*These suggestions range from toddler to teen so use your discretion.


Anne with an E

What about Bob

Wonder

Princess Bride

Home Alone

The Goonies

E.T.

Parent Trap

Swiss Family Robinson

Harry & the Hendersons

Don't tell Mom the Babysitter is Dead

Karate Kid

Back to the Future

The Great Outdoors

Uncle Buck

Honey I Shrunk the Kids

Coco

Greatest Showman

Jumanji

Up

National Lampoons movies

Finding Nemo

Mean Girls

Pretty in Pink

Harry Potter

Hunger Games

Little Women

Stand by me

Napoleon Dynamite

Cant buy me Love

Grease

Ferris Buellers Day Off

Gremlins

The Sandlot

Field of Dreams

Say Anything

Can't Buy Me Love

Breakfast Club


I'll keep adding to all of this over time. Hang in there friends!


XO, Meg



My friends at Bloomist put me up to the challenge of setting the table with natural elements from their beautiful shop. Truth be told, it was kind of tough because I don't usually set the table in any formal manner and I'm not a fan of themes. I am a big fan of Nature though so with Spring and Easter in mind I started with a few basics that nod in their direction. Our own backyard eggs, a few dried botanicals with a beautiful vessel and some moss from Bloomist. From there I gathered things from around the house; our place settings and a throw blanket for a tablecloth. I putzed around until I found two ideas to share with you, both casual; a neutral setting and a setting for those who are fans of spring colors.


Here is look one...


Dried Yarrow | Natural Reindeer Moss | European Recycled Glass Jar


A simple setting with blush, sage, and ochre accents. The dried Yarrow is the real star of this look but personally I love the nod to nature the Natural Reindeer Moss adds. I used it to nest our eggs in those little bowls and in the European Recycled Glass Jar surrounding the candle. It's also a beautiful option for your plants if you want to cover the dirt.


Dinner Plate | Salad Plate | Gray Bowl | Blush Napkin | Silverware Set


In the background you can see our EcoFaux Magnolia Campbellii Branches also from Bloomist which tie in nicely with the blush accents here. We used one of each branch size to create this look.



Look two is all about the neutrals. I kept the light gray base and played off the silvery sage of the dried banksia arrangement. Bloomist carries both the Dried Banksia Foliage in bunches and a set of 3 Dried Natural Banksia flowers which you've seen me use so many times before. I used both in this arrangement. The moss felt right at home in this color palette so it stayed as well.


Wabi Sabi Vessel | Dried Banksia Branches | Dried Natural Banskia


I love this subtle look because food has a chance to be the real star in this scene. We kept the dishes but grounded them with a pop of black bowls. I also added my Tunisian Clay Beads for a little extra texture. When you are playing with neutrals, texture is always a good thing.


Tunisian Clay Beads | Wabi Sabi Vessel | Natural Reindeer Moss | Black Bowl | Linen Napkin


The vase is the Wabi Sabi Vessel. Bloomist carries two sizes, each one is unique. They are crafted from matte white porcelain clay by potter Wiem Ben Azouz. These are sculptural pieces not meant to hold water but perfect to display alone as art pieces or use with your dried or ecofaux botanicals.



Jake likes the colorful option, I like the neutral. Luckily both settings were quick and easy to pull together. I'd love to hear which you prefer!


If you are interested in any of these pieces feel free to use my Bloomist codes. "UNDECORATED15" will save you 15% on your entire purchase, "UNDECORATED25" will save you $25 off of a purchase of $100 or more.


XO,

Meg

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