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LIVING ROOM UPDATE

Recently Jamie and I had decided that it was time to get a new fan for our living room.  The one we had was a bit dated and just wasn’t working very well.  As you know we live in Florida and we need all the breeze we can get during these hot summer days!  Also, I noticed that every time I cooked bacon or anything that had to be cooked in a skillet, the house would smoke up causing the smoke alarms to go off. To avoid this we would turn on the fan and open the back door, but the fan would barely move the smoke out of the living room and it would take forever for it to clear out.  That being said, it was definitely time for an update!

We looked at several different styles of fans out there and finally found one that would fit our home decor best.  The fan we chose is Casa Delta from Lamps Plus in an oil rubbed bronze which looks more like black wrought iron.  The blades are my favorite part, they span to 66″ and they are made of real wood.  They kind of look like a boat propeller.  Another cool feature that had us excited was the light feature with LED.  No more changing out light bulbs!  This was a huge plus because it’s so annoying when you have to unscrew the light dome, replace the burnt out light bulbs, and then put the dome back on while trying to keep your balance on a ladder and not getting dust everywhere (side note: I’m really bad about dusting the fan).

When our shipment arrived we planned a good day when we were both off to install it.  Well mostly Jamie installed it and I just handed him screws, haha! Putting it together wasn’t very challenging either.  The hardest part was getting all the wires into the base but other than that I’d say it was pretty easy and the directions were very detailed to guide us through the process.

It was amazing to see how such a small detail like a fan could transform a room.  I would never have thought about fan shopping when it comes to home decor and to be quite honest before I thought fans were pretty boring but now I’m singing a different tune. 

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It’s so much fun to do little projects like these around the house and I find it brings Jamie and I closer together and builds teamwork in the process.  Now I’ve got the fever and I’m wanting to work on all of our spaces! Hope you have a great weekend!

Do you have any small projects/updates you are currently working on in your home?  I’d love to hear all about them in the comments! 

Cheers-  Ashley Nicole

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  • It’s been a hot minute since my last post, but it’s all with good reason. We’ve been very busy finishing up our guest room/office makeover and I am so excited to share the reveal with all of you! ✨ I’m dishing out all the details over at Cottage-Bound.com. Swipe through to catch a sneak peek of my new desk space then click the link in my bio or head to my stories to swipe up and read all about it! 🤗

P.S. You can shop the entire space by taking a screenshot and following me on the @liketoknow.it app. 💛
  • Every little space makes a difference in my opinion. Speaking of making a difference, @auratenewyork is doing something amazing! They are crafting fine jewelry out of raw materials that are sustainable and ethically sourced. Not only that, they also donate a book to a child in need giving you a clear conscious with every purchase. 
Shopping is fun, but when you know your dollar goes the extra mile to help someone in need, the experience is so rewarding!

#auratenewyork #sustainablefashion #helpingothers #ethicallysourced #ethicallymade 
#pocketsofmyhome
  • Mercury is finally out of retrograde! Did any of you have any crazy technical difficulties last month? I know I did! Just a reminder that even though it is over, we will still feel a little bit of that static cling from the retrograde which can still have an effect on our day to day for another two weeks. They call this the “retro-shade”, but on the bright side last night we had a 2nd new moon or a “black moon” when there are two new moons in 1 month. 🌚

New moons usually mean it’s time for new beginnings and reflection, but a black moon is especially powerful towards these things. This new moon is rising in Leo a sign known for creativity and will help you to learn how to express yourself in creative ways throughout different houses like your work sector, relationship/love sector and so on. 💫

This new moon will be all about self-expression so listen up and open up! Allow yourself to try new things! 
This new moon will also allow us to see truths that we may have been denying or it hasn’t unveiled itself to us as of yet. This new truth may cause you to want to pick up and start fresh somewhere, with someone or something new, hence “new beginnings.” Another factor under the reign of this new moon is our need to have and create more self-love. 💛 When we are happy and content with ourselves, we are confident, but we also must remember to respect ourselves and our boundaries and expect others to do the same. If not, it’s time to move on to people that value and respect you the way you do. 
Stand your ground and know your worth and don’t let precious time be plucked by those who disagree to give you what you know you deserve. 
This also goes for the opposite side of this equation, so if you are not giving others what you expect for yourself, you may see this action as a response to something you may need to work and reflect on yourself in this new beginning. 
I always say the door swings both ways so don’t expect it if you are not willing to do the same if not more for them. My tip here is as simple as this: The more you give, the more the universe gives back to you and so on as it is always better to give than receive for the rewards are much greater! Cheers
  • When your wardrobe is ready for fall and it’s only July... 😆🍁🥵 I’m so pleased to have partnered with @wayfair to share this cozy corner as another sneak peek of our guest room/office makeover! ✨ 
Because this space is also used as my office/craft room, where I like to keep all the crafty goodies tucked away in the closet, I wanted to offer a place for visitors to hang their items so they felt like a guest and not like they are “crashing in the office.” That’s where this free standing closet organizer comes in. Annnd the bonus part is that when it’s not in use by guests, I get to use it to steam clothes or organize what to pack on trips.

That’s WINNING x TWO and to celebrate I want you to WIN x TWO too by sharing this helpful tip: Did you know that if you turn your sweaters inside out when hanging them you don’t get those weird shoulder humps when you go to put them on the right way? Yep! You can thank my Mom for that one! 😉 ✨Sharing all the shopping links for this on the @LIKEtoKNOW.it app! Screenshot this photo and follow me on the @LIKEtoKNOW.it app for the deets here and all my daily looks! @liketoknow.it.home  #wayfairathome #wayfair #sharewithwayfair #wayfairhome
  • 🌻 + 🌅 = 2 of my faves in one treasured moment!  Check out my stories to see what colors were in our sunset last night. They will not disappoint! 
To shop this look and more follow me on the @liketoknow.it app and/or @21buttons_us app!
  • Sharing a sneak peak of our guest room/office makeover! I’ve been so pleased with how well it’s come together, despite the few hiccups we’ve had in the past couple of weeks. Absolutely cannot wait to share more so stay tuned! 
P.S. This dreamy sheepskin runner by @the_citizenry can double as a cozy accent to your bedding while you go to sleep counting sheep! 😴🐑 #citizenmade #liketoknowit #liketoknowithome #thecitizenry
  • Flashback to an amazing spring day spent brunching and record shopping with a good friend. The weather was perfect, not too hot yet and the mimosas were tall! Things are finally starting to get back to normal around here after some much needed time away gathering and remembering a dear friend whose no longer with us. This event was also an important reminder that life is precious and I should be more thankful for even my mundane days and all the little things that make it complete even though they aren’t super exciting or glamorous, but you know what? When I have a husband happy to greet me in the mornings and two puppies that think the world of me. Suddenly, my life doesn’t feel so boring, it feels like love and that’s how I know everything will be ok and I was meant to be here. ❤️
#realtalk💯
  • Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’ve been so disconnected... I’ve been healing and I apologize that I’ve not been as lively over here, but I’ve been dealing with my own dilemmas. I’ve had two accounts of death from cancer just recently. One I kind of set myself up for because I knew there was no cure and another that was totally unexpected... it’s been a rough ride, but I’m still here and I’m happy and thankful that I can be there for others during these hard times. If you are dealing with anything like this feel free to reach out to me. I would love to help support you and always sending love and light your way! .
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#cancersucks #hardtimes #gettingthroughit #loveandlight

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