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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

My Girly Office/Guest Room Reveal!

Happy Monday, ya'll!

Oh wait, it's Tuesday. Don't you just love long weekends? :) This weekend we busted out SO much housework and with the help of my good lookin' baby daddy, I finally whipped this room into shape!

Gallery Wall: Collected // Pull Out Couch: Ikea //  Pillows: Collected, Home goods! // Bar Cart: Ikea

This room has been a collection of lots of blood, sweat, and tears, and i'm so happy about how it turned out! It's such a functional work space while also being a nice home to house guests in when they come to visit. 

Pink Stool: Target // Side Table: Home Goods // Floral Arrangement: Home Goods

I collected frames for this gallery wall for MONTHS! Every single time I found a fun white frame with a cute print inside, it came home with me. With no real plan other than to cover the entire wall, we got pretty lucky that it turned out as balanced as it did!

I'm not sure if mixing metals is still considered a faux-paux, but I can't get enough of it. My silver side table, the gold and pink accents everywhere, and the silver bar cart all add to my favorite parts of this room. 

This couch has been the best purchase ever! We previously had a daybed in here, and it just wasn't working for when we had more than 1 guest, however, this room is used as an office far more than it is a guest room, so a full bed wouldn't make sense either. This couch is the perfect solution as it folds out into a double bed. We just bring out the linens and mattress pad and it works perfectly!

Drapes: Home Made with Fabric from Hobby Lobby // Faux Built In Bookcases 

Chair: Very Old, local boutique // My Home Desk

I spent this morning eating breakfast in this room because the bright colors and cheerful space are so happy for my heart! Since I will be outnumbered with boys this Fall, it's so lovely to have one room in the house that is all things pink and sparkly. It's definitely my favorite room in the house!

To save money on home decor, shop your house before stepping foot in a store! I have boxes and boxes in our attic of decor that isn't being used, but might be one day. Never be afraid to ask your relatives if they have some of the same. It could end up saving you hundreds (even more!) and you can get some really cool pieces along the way.

When it comes to attacking a room from scratch, I couldn't recommend taking your time more. I usual make a decor plan with what I envision for the space, change it, change it again, and then take way longer than my planned timeline. When you live with a space for awhile you're bound to change your mind, so don't rush it, and don't settle! I've wanted to change this drapes for months and months, but nothing has tickled my fancy yet so i'm not spending money until it feels just right. It's a marathon not a sprint :)

I've had so much fun chronicling this room makeover on the blog, click the links below to see some of the projects that brought our office together!
My "Bar" Cart // DIY Pinboard // My Home Desk // Kate Spade Inspired File Boxes //  Faux Built In Bookcases

Thank you for coming by!

Until Next Time,
xo Kylie

Monday, May 18, 2015


I feel like I could BURST! Jake and I found out early Saturday morning that come November, we will be welcoming our bouncing baby BOY! Shocked is an understatement!

If you would have asked each of us to guess what we were having, you would have had a resounding "GIRL!" I'm not a betting woman, but if I were, I probably would have bet there was a little lady in there. When our Ultrasound tech told us "do you see that right there? That's a little boy!" Jake stood up on the couch Tom Cruise style jumping up and down and screaming "NO WAY! NO IT'S NOT!"

I just gasped cause I was so surprised and then immediately just started bawling! It's so surreal to actually be able to say, "he" and "him" and "our Son." I could say "Son" 500 times and not get sick of it. :)

I always wished I had a big brother growing up, in a house of all women (except my poor outnumbered Dad), and I feel so excited that  our future children get the chance to have this little guy as their big brother.

So, bring on the sticks, mud, and bugs, i'm officially joining the #boymom club, and I don't think i've ever been so excited for anything in my life!

Until Next Time,
xo Kylie

Friday, May 8, 2015

Feelin' Nautical

Dress: The Shopping Bag c/o // Flats: SO old...Similar Here (on sale!) // Shades: Zero UV // Bracelets: Similar (in love with the tassel!)

It's official, ya'll. Let the bump-cradling poses begin! This is such an awkward stage of pregnancy where I don't really look pregnant. It could totally be a too-many-mint-chip-sundaes bump at the same time. And mine might be a little bit of both ;)

Which is why I am OBSESSED with the shift-dress right now. It's pretty much universally flattering and gives me tons of room to grow into. I can't get enough of this paisley/nautical dress from The Shopping Bag. The material is so light and perfect for these warm summer months, and as this little one grows, this dress will become the perfect tunic in the Fall! I love the subtle gold details on the dress like the full zipper and pretty gold buttons. 

The kind folks at The Shopping Bag have been so sweet to offer Absolutely Arkansas reader 25% of their entire purchase (no minimum!) using code Absolutelyarkansas. It's time you update your Summer wardrobe, isn't it? You know I don't need an excuse for retail therapy ;) On my summer shopping spree i'm picking up this adorable wink dress, and don't even get me started on this zig-zag surplus dress

When you're shopping this weekend, don't forget to use code absolutelyarkansas for 25% of your entire order!

Thank you so much for coming by! I hope your weekend is full of cocktails, yummy snacks, and lots and lots of naps :) (seriously, have a margarita for me. I beg of you!)

Until Next Time,
xo Kylie

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