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Fall Front Porch 2017

The air is crisp and the pumpkins are ripe. Fill your Fall Front Porch with color and variety.

The air is crisp and the pumpkins are ripe. Fill your fall front porch with different varieties of fall plants, pumpkins, and rustic wood accents.    We are using the side door as our front door, so it’s currently my “porch”. After renovations, all this space will become the new master suite. So, this year I simply played with this large blank space, and it was fun!       I added wood accents to the fall front porch with a...

DIY Real Magnolia Wreath

DIY real magnolia wreath for indoors or outdoors. Perfect hanging on the front door or above the mantel.

Magnolia wreaths are beautiful and can be used in so many ways to decorate. Come with me and I’ll show you how to DIY your own real magnolia wreath, it’s so easy!   Don’t spend a hundred dollars on a real magnolia wreath, when you can make your own for 13 dollars! Here is all you need to make a real leaf magnolia wreath. This post contains affiliate links. For more information on affiliate links please visit YRL Disclosure Notice.   ...

Fall Home Decor Favorites

Fall Home Decor Favorites | Yellow Rose Life

When October arrives, it’s a sigh of relief… Fall is HERE! Cooler weather, pumpkins, turkey, chili, and cider, all in store for the next two months. Fill your home with warm neutrals, fall reds, pumpkin spices, and greenery. These fall home decor selections are sure to warm up your home this fall season.  This post contains affiliate links. For more information on affiliate links please visit YRL Disclosure Notice.    Plaid Throw Blanket I can’t think of anything that screams...

This Week’s Craigslist finds

Yellow Rose Life Craigslist Finds

As decorating continues in the apartment, my husband has been receiving lots of “can you pick up ___ on your way home?” texts 🙂 Here are this week’s Craigslist finds!  << I wrote this post the week before Harvey, just now getting it published! I’ll be publishing more, current Craigslist finds next week! OR… if you follow me on Instagram @yellowroselife, I sometimes post my finds there! >>   Yesterday I picked up these 2 windows from a 1940’s farmhouse in...

What Hurricane Harvey Couldn’t Take From Houston

Graphic by Sissy Hamilton, Hurricane Harvey, God Bless Texas

Hurricane Harvey has taken so much from Houston and surrounding areas. As life starts getting back to normal, or for some a temporary new normal, I reflect on this city and its heroes. Disclosure: Permission was obtained by all parties in this post to use photos, video, and graphics. Featured image created by Sissy Hamilton.  Everyone seems to have their “Harvey Story.” Mine turned out very uneventful in the end.  Unfortunately, others cannot say the same.  Our house stayed dry,...

Garage Apartment Renovation: Breakfast Nook, Kitchen, & Laundry Room Reveal

Yellow Rose House Breakfast Nook, Kitchen, and Laundry Room Reveal. Neutral Colors, French Country Modern Farmhouse.

It feels so good to finally share our apartment renovation! Mixed metals, neutral colors, a little french country, a little modern, and a lot of farmhouse makes an inviting comfortable space.   We actually updated the garage apartment almost a year ago, because we needed a place to stay while the house was a demolition zone. Well… set back after set back, we still haven’t started the main house, but we are closer than ever!! To see what the main...

Newbie Mavens, How to do Haven Conference

Haven Conference 2017 || Yellow Rose Life ||

Being new is intimidating, but get armed with insider info and you will rock your first HAVEN CONFERENCE.   “Hi, are you Laura?” he asked. “Yes,” I said as I was stepping into the black car. “Where am I taking you today?” he said. “To the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead, please” I said nervously. I was full of butterflies. “Sure thing!” he said with excitement. OK, I’m in the Uber, I can’t believe I’ve made it. My very first...

Sweet Potato & Kale Casserole

Sweet Potato & Kale Casserole || Yellow Rose Life ||

Quick and easy recipes are my favorite, and sweet potato & kale casserole is one the whole family loves. Use chicken to make a full meal, or skip the chicken and serve as a side dish.   My husband hates kale. He does, BUT he eats this!! I’m the reading mommy, always reading what’s best and healthy for me and my family. Naturally, I read all the time the benefits of kale in your diet. How can I get my husband and kids...

DIY Painted Wicker Baskets

DIY Painted Wicker Baskets. Dipped wicker baskets are one of the hottest home trends right now. You don't have to buy new baskets, paint your old ones! || Yellow Rose Life ||

DIY the latest trend of painted wicker baskets and dipped wicker baskets. It’s fun and easy! Get the look for less by up-cycling, or paint a set you already own.  Painted wicker is so hot right now! But…. you already bought plain wicker baskets, you love them, you don’t want to buy new ones, and you don’t want to hear the husband complain about how much money you spend on things you can’t eat. I know, it happens to us...

Summer Favorites for Home

Summer can be such a fun time to decorate and throw color in the mix. || Yellow Rose Life ||

Summer fun never gets old! It’s full of sun, heat, vacations, swimming, food, and family. This year, beat the heat, spend family time, and savor your home with these Summer Favorites for Home. This post contains affiliate links. For more information on affiliate links please visit YRL Disclosure Notice.  Oversized Beach Blanket || This oversized blanket has so many uses! Lay it on the beach or by the pool, make it a table cloth, wall hanging, couch throw, or picnic...