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Our front entryway is a fun one for me to change-up. I use the same basics – the table I DIY’d, mirror, lamp and lanterns – but like to switch up the other accessories. I still have some tweaks and adjustments I want to make to this area but the walls are freshly painted and so are the crown molding and baseboards so its a start!

Pretty much the same as last time just a little different, right? I filled the lanterns on the floor with the string moss/grass you can get at Hobby Lobby and put candles in the middle of them. Now that I look at this, the candles are crooked. Whoops!

The orchid is from Whole Foods, one of my new favorite OKC places. Our Whole Foods is pretty new and is a really great source for inexpensive flowers. The moss-wrapped letter hanging on the mirror is still the same from last year. I’m so happy it still looks good!

I love this tray I got from Target. It was pretty cheap and isn’t fancy at all but I thought the colors were perfectly bright for the summer! I’ve had the decorating books for a while and they are capped off with a John Derian plate and delicious smelling candle. Now that the wall is down, this one candle smells up our entire living area. So much easier than having one candle in each room!

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Mercury Glass

I am obsessed with mercury glass and during the holiday season, the obsession steps up another notch! I got several fun little accents on sale at Pottery Barn after last Christmas but plan on doing some serious DIY mercury glass action on all sorts of glass pieces I’ve been collecting. While thinking about this in the back of my mind, I spotted this little baby at Target last week!

They are only 99 cents each and are a perfect votive size to spread throughout the house. Run to your local store – they are a great price and will mix and match with all of your other decor perfectly!

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First off, congratulations to Cynthia who won the UPrinting giveaway last week! Make sure you check your email and get back to me so we can get you your prize.

Now to the topic at hand – some of my most favorite things in life are great candles. I like them to be pretty and they most definitely must smell unbelievable! A mediocre candle will not do for me and they must last. I like to burn them all of the time, as long as I’m home. (Safety first!) Some save them for special occasions but life is most definitely too short for that. Did you wake up today? It is a special day, burn a pretty candle!

This Blue Volcano candle has to be like Heaven on Earth. The scent from one of these will warm up your whole house and it lasts so long! These also make the best presents. I haven’t found one person who doesn’t like it and they are so pretty!

Ah, Voluspa. I love this tin. They come in pretty tins and normal glass jars but I love the decoration on the tin! This Persimmon scent is my favorite for our bedroom and bathroom. The Crisp Champagne is also amazing. These also make wonderful presents and a great stocking stuffer!! (Hint, hint!)

Since we are so close to fall, I also love a delicious pumpkin candle! Any generic, random brand will do. You can light one or two throughout your house with your regular candles and you will immediately smell Thanksgiving dinner, it is my favorite. These can be purchased anywhere and along with a bottle of wine, are the perfect ‘thanks for having me over for the holidays’ hostess gift!

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