Nautical Accents

Living on the lake, I always considered using a nautical theme in my guest bathroom. I haven’t taken the plunge yet, however on a recent shopping trip I couldn’t help but notice accent piececs made of driftwood & metals adorned with shells, rope, fish net, and shiny pearls. Now it is a serious thought 🙂

What theme do you have in your bathroom and how do you know when the decor and accessories are too much? Shower curtain, bath towels, rugs, night lights, wall hangings, and candles, so much to choose from and then of course you have to consider the wall and trim color.

Picking up a few pieces here and there, it is evident the small guest bathroom can only absorb light colors with accent pieces containing hints of seafoam green and ocean blue. Simple hand towels, night light and rug is plenty.

I do want to share with you some of the coolest of cool things I have found like this  WINOMO Nautical steering wheel. If you love sailing you totally need this and it comes in color choices.

Hamptons handcrafted wood triple anchor set with a rustic finish are 7″ tall and as cute as can be.

Collections etc offers this 3 piece bath towel set with a navy border, embroidered nautical icons and satin ribbon.

 

Other faves I fell in love with while shopping;  the towel holder with anchors as the end pieces and the giant sailboat shower curtain. The candle holder with ocean cut glass. The lighthouse nightlight, with matching towels.

Oh my, now it is just time to go to the beach. Decorating the guest bath will have to come later.

 

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Design Your Patio

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Ahh, the weather is getting better and better everyday making me want to sit on my patio, soak up some sun and sip a tall glass of ice tea. As I look around I find I still need to weed my flower beds, wash and dust the light fixtures and patio furniture and spruce it up until it looks inviting and warm.

While searching for new ideas I ran across this great article from Better Homes and Gardens that I really wanted to share with you today.

What is your patio strategy for 2017?

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Your Unique Style

In my home I have a mix of the old and new. My dads hand me down, pink Victorian chair sets next to my microfiber brown love seat and couch. Sounds strange, but very easy to blend in with accessories like throws and pillows. It is very easy to mix the old with the new. Most people have their very own idea of decorating whether it comes from a blend of hand me downs, from auctions or brand spanking new from a high end furniture store. Your furniture and your style can tell alot about you. The most important Continue reading

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Free Samples

Have you heard?  We are giving away FREE SAMPLES of Aromatherapy Shower Fizzies and Skin Softening Bath Bombs. We are located in the Prattville Market at 3 W 41st in Sand Springs. On the Prattville side of town 🙂 Offering Lavender, Cucumber-Melon, Karma and 7 more delightful scents in the bath bombs. We didn’t forget the wonderful men in our lives and also offer Windjammer and Firehouse. Our shower fizzies are made with pure, therapeutic grade essential oils and come in 9 different scents including Morning Citrus, Patchouli, Lavender & Ylang Ylang. We also offer a variety of handmade soaps including Clear Glycerin Harley and Shea Butter Wildflowers.  Continue reading

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Are You A Pinterest Addict?

pnterestWP postI wasn’t a big Pinterest fan,but landed there alot while searching for DIY projects. Isn’t it amazing the great ideas, motivation & crafts you can find? How to make a candle? No problem. Kids cloth lunch sacks? No problem. Man cave ideas? No problem. Pinterest seems to have it all.
So now, we are addicted too 🙂
We would love for to come pinning with us!

https://www.pinterest.com/gabbybutterflyb/

 

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Indoor Air Quality

IMG_20170307_120021_044We have been stuck in our houses all winter and are definitely longing for spring to arrive. We want to raise the windows and allow fresh air to move about removing the stale closed up winter smells. Did you know plants can help with cleaner indoor air?

Check out this great article from weather.com stating Winter is when cases of carbon monoxide and radon poisoning inside homes spike.

15 Best Plants for Cleaner Indoor Air

You might just be surprised!

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Kitch-Katch

IMG_20170211_124939_408Kitch-katch, my husbands word for my kitchen gadget & goodie habit. My kitchen, well really me, craves the latest trends. I do try to be pratical and most of the time, purchase items I can really use. Yes, occasionally I just have to have pretties, practical or not. My kitchen has become a catch-all for these great finds. My cabinets & countertops, stuffed!

I love my Copper Chef and use it daily. I have several sizes and I love how easy they clean up and the biggest win is I can cook without adding oil or butter. Perfect for those Continue reading

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Indoor Inspiration That Makes You Feel Good

IMG_20170107_133116_293 We all relish the fact that we surround ourselves and our homes with the things we love. Be it vintage or modern, mancave or den, our treasures lend to our moods, our comfort zone, our safe place. Your decor makes your house feel like home.
After a hard days work or a weeks vacation, our heart longs to be in our own space. Walk in the door and the smells and decor say ‘welcome home’.

The Gabby Butterfly feels the same way and we enjoy the search to find the IMG_20170124_105909_200perfect items. You will reminisce as you look through the 70’s cassettes, catch the aroma of the lavender scented diffusers or think about where you can hang that cool new metal sign. Glassware and cups include Norman Rockwell, Coke, Pepsi, and Disney. Drop by for a vistit we are wall to wall with candles, jewelry, houseware, vintage cars and so much more. For your crafty side, pick up candle wax and your favorite scent to make your own classic candles.

We look forward to seeing you!
Inside Prattville Market
3 W 41st sand Springs, OK

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Top Scents for 2016

IMG_20160517_124109_658We all love candles, incense, air fresheners. At times, scents can take us back to a childhood memory or a persons home. InspiraScentz has revealed their top 4 scents for 2016. Drum roll please…..

1. Riding the Waves
2. Sage & Sweegrass
3. Monkey Farts
4. Lady Lavender

I am super anxious to see what they will come up with for 2017! I think their picture above may be giving us some kind of hint. What do you think?

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Where’s The Heat?

Oh yes, the winter has blanketed much of the US  with snow and the temperatures have put us all in the deep freeze. Staying warm in these conditions is a must, but do you do it safely? How many working fire safety products do you actually have in your home?  Remeber CALL 911 in any incident. Here a few must haves:

smoke-detect-carbonSmoke Detectors are your families first defense in case of fire.  Carbon Monoxide is odorless andyou cannot see it butit is oneof the deadliest causes in homes. Go for it and get a smoke detector and carbon monoxide all-in-one alarm. As a rule of thumb, everytime we turn the clocks backwards/forwards – change the batteries.

new-extenguisherA Fire Extenguisher  can be a handy tool in case a small fire breaks out, there are many available for different applications such as a stove fire or a garage fire where flammable material is often kept. Continue reading

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