1. Flor Squares

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    I have spent the last month putting the finishing touches on my house, and a big todo on my list was to find a really cozy, neutral, resilient rug to put in our kids’ playroom. While I love having tile floors throughout the house, I wanted to make this room a comfy space where my kids could curl up with a book, roll around giggling, spend hours playing with toys, maybe even have a little fall {hopefully not a bad one!}. So I was thrilled when I was introduced to the custom rug company, Flor. Of course the term “custom designs” had me hooked, but as I learned more it got better and better.

    The process behind creating these custom rugs is easy, and the assembly of them makes them perfect for any size or space {see how to design here}. When the “rug” arrives, it arrives as a box full of squares {literally!}, which you line up in whatever design or size you want. Attach with hidden tape, and you are done. Long narrow hallways – no longer an issue. An L-curve in your room – again, fill it with no problem. And, these rugs are perfect for kids bedrooms or playrooms because if they get a square or two dirty, you can simply lift those squares up to clean or even replace {Yes, even two days in we had to quickly lift a square for a marker situation! Thankfully, it was a washable marker!}.

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    Ultimately I ended up choosing a neutral rug – shocker! Specifically, the Made you Look in the color bone, and I must say it looks like it was meant in this room. So clean and simple, but exactly what I wanted for the space. For those of you who want more color, there’s a wide variety of colors, patterns and textures, so you can create your own aesthetic, just head to www.FLOR.com. I am so happy with our finished playroom… and as you can see, the little ones are equally as thrilled! A big thank you to Flor for helping me with this project!!

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    Thank you to Flor for sponsoring this post

    Photography by Yesi of Simply Lively

  2. Fall Home Tour

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    I am so excited to have partnered with the most talented group of decor and lifestyle bloggers for a “Simply Fall Home Tour” series. I just loved sharing my Summer Home Tour so when I got invited to do a Fall Home Tour circuit where we each share each other’s homes, I was ecstatic to be included. Below you will see how my home has transformed from Summer to Fall {and how I clearly have a thing for wreaths and pumpkins, even if it is 90 degrees in Miami!}! Be sure to see more of my decor live in action on my instagram with my…

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  3. Decor Ideas for Fall

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    On Labor Day I started packing away my summer accessories and pulling out everything Fall. I store my green garlands, faux pumpkins, and copper pitchers each Spring and couldn’t wait to get them out for a new season. People always ask where I get inspiration for my newest design projects and I must say that since I am working with a new space {our new home}, it makes my accessories from last year feel fresh and new. So I headed straight to my archives to see what I did in years past! Hope these pictures serve as good Fall decor…

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  4. Fall Shopping List

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    In preparation of my Fall Home Tour I wanted to share my Fall shopping guide: everything I am loving for the new season. I am all about the some small touches like a new doormat or a rustic cheese paddle board for your next cocktail gathering. While fresh couch pillows or knit throw blankets instantly transform your family room into a cozy haven {and don’t forget a rattan basket to store them in}! Shop more items below! I look forward to sharing more of how I have been transitioning my own home in the upcoming posts! Shop the post:

  5. Summer Send Off with a Milkshake Social

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    Forget about that bikini body, Katie Jacobs of StylingMyEveryday.com is guest contributing today sharing the perfect summed send off: A Milkshake Social! From the most over-the-top milkshakes I have ever seen, to the cutest taste-tester, Katie has me running to the nearest ice cream parlor in jealousy! Read on for how Katie created this adorable party! Katie writes:  After a long hot summer of pool parties, backyard fun, and play dates around the neighborhood, I thought we’d celebrate the end of the sunny season by inviting our neighbors over for a milkshake social. Elaborate milkshakes piled high with sweet treats took center…

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