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It is a very happy time in Oklahoma City! The Thunder is headed to its first-ever NBA Finals and the town is pumped. There is blue and orange everywhere you look and I love it. Blue and orange, orange and blue…it is a great combination that isn’t just in OKC. Check out these great pictures of blue and orange in home and fashion.

Gorgeous! The blue maxi dress and orange Marc Jacobs clutch are perfect.

Pattern overload! If you love to mix and match your patterns then this is the room for you. I like how they used different tones of the same color – colors in a room don’t have to be matchy-matchy!

Very cool display! The blue Ball glasses are so pretty.

This is a room I could definitely live in. Clean and crisp with perfect pops of orange!

Thunder Up, friends!

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I know I’ve said it before but Tonic Living is one of my most favorite websites for fabric. They have a never-ending supply of inspiration and pure beauty! I love browsing their new arrivals and drooling over some old favorites. (and no, I’m not paid to say this – I wish! – I just really love their site)

This navy chevron? No words. I think you all already know how I feel about chevron, especially if you follow me on Pinterest, but the thick navy with the smaller multi-stripe grey? Absolute perfection. I want to use this and need to find a place for it in my house, ASAP!

Orange. My love. If you are new to my blog, you should know right now that orange and I are BFFs. As a very proud Oklahoma State alum, I wear/live my orange with loud pride! I love wearing it and love having it in my home. This year is a perfect year to be an OSU fan – orange is everywhere for home and fashion! This greek key print does not disappoint, especially in my favorite and most beautiful orange.

This links pattern is very cool. They have it in several colors but I think I like this taupe-tan the best. It could very well be a possible candidate for some chairs in our house. I’m still debating but I love the neutral color and very fun pattern that is different than anything else I have in the house.

Have you found some fabric you love lately? Let me know your favorite resource as well – I’m always looking for something new!

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This weekend I updated the look of our entryway buffet. (An original picture, plus the original before and after link here.) Depending on the season and my mood, this area never looks the same for long. The start of a new year, plus the fact that one of the knobs on the top drawer broke, made it time for a change in this space.

I got a new lamp from Target a couple months ago and I love the airy, lighter feel it gives. I tried to balance out the tallness of the left by layering a picture and some books on the right. I’m not 100% sold on this look yet but I like it for now – which is all that matters, right? 🙂

I couldn’t remember where I got the original knobs from so I picked up three new knobs from Lowe’s that I thought would look good for the top drawers. The mis-matched pulls actually look pretty good! I think it helps that I covered the original drawer pull holes with the black backplates so it makes sense to have a different knob on top.

The silver frame was purchased at Target and I printed a picture I found on Pinterest (link here) that I really liked. Abstract art is pretty cool when done in similar tones like this. I’m not a huge fan of the crazy, over-the-top abstracts, but this one fits really well with our home color scheme. I love cheap art!

Have you heard that you’re supposed to take off the dust covers on your books? I had too and finally did it…makes such a difference! The top book with the cool link design? Its Nate Burkus’ book. Of course! He is the one that preaches about this no-cover practice so it fits that inside his cover is a really cool piece of art. The only cover still on is the bottom PB one, I had to have a pop of orange!

I’m getting the itch to paint this piece of furniture again…Heaven help me, it hasn’t even been two years since I painted it the last time!

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Grass cloth wallpaper on a ceiling sounds so weird…until you see this amazing master bedroom that Emily Clark recently did!

Here is the master bedroom before. Not a whole lot of life or room to work with so the remaining furniture was rearranged, new pieces were brought in and a lot of color and texture was added!

Check it out – amazing, right? The bold ceiling with that pendant is definitely my favorite. My first thought? Bless the wallpaper installer’s heart! Painting a ceiling is bad enough, much less trying to wallpaper it.

I love that the bed is in the same place yet looks completely different! The upholstered headboard is a great choice – much softer and prettier to me.

Emily painted this piece and is perfect for more storage and a great console for the TV. You know I’m digging that orange too, aren’t you? 🙂

You have to go to Emily’s site to check it all out! I love following her blog and seeing the designs she has for her new house, as well as her clients’ homes. Her blog format is one of my favorites – a lot of home style with a little personal info as well (she’s pregnant with twins!).

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I finally finished my OSU tree skirt! Better late than never, right? It was several hours of folding, gluing and repeating so it took me some time to actually finish my DIY tree skirt. I found inspiration on Pinterest (where else?!) and followed Ashley’s directions to make my own version.

Here’s a little looksy at what I did! I had a serious case of not being able to focus on anything because I have been too busy enjoying just living this month and I have loved every second of it! Sunday night I finally sat down (well, I didn’t have a choice, I injured my ankle and couldn’t walk) and finished the easiest tree skirt, ever.

First, you cut a ton of strips of fabric. I used burlap in orange and black (the Oklahoma State colors). It was only $3.99/yard at Hobby Lobby and I got 2 yards of each. I ended up having too much for the tree skirt I used, so you might be able to use 1-1.5 yards. I don’t like following the rules of most tutorials, the rules this time being cut 2-3″ strips, so I just cut at random. I know, getting crazy over here!

The tree skirt I used as the base is from a local thrift store and was $3 – not too shabby! You use a ton of glue guns (in my case, I had to buy another glue gun because mine died) and just start gluing. I would put a little glue down, fold the fabric and press. You will get some burned fingers but you learn to tough it out – well, I did at least. I didn’t want to bother with pins so I sucked it up and continued on!

Here’s what it looked like for almost 2 weeks. That’s right, I did exactly two folds and called it quits for a while. I told you – serious distractions this month and no desire to sit still! So, we stepped around it until I realized I had the girls from book club coming over so I had to step up my game and get it finished!

Once I got on a roll, it wasn’t that bad. I would glue, fold, press and then repeated this process about a million and twelve times. (Maybe that’s a slight exaggeration…maybe) Not being able to walk around and do anything this weekend was a definite help and reason to sit still for so long! As I got closer to the center, it got easier and faster since there wasn’t as much gluing and folding.

Total, this project probably took about 2.5 hours. It cost $20 but since I didn’t use all of the fabric (kept the leftover strips for other projects!) we’ll call it $12. Not too bad for a new tree skirt that is 100% customized and personal to our second living room! I love the way it turned out – so fun and festive for this area. Next year, I want to wrap up some empty boxes and put them under the tree so you can’t see the stand. In orange and black, of course 🙂

Merry Christmas – Go Pokes!

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Yesterday was a pretty bad day. It had very little to do with seeing OSU’s chance of playing in the National Championship go out the window after losing to Iowa State last night. It had everything to do with getting the news in the morning that once again, we lost members of our orange family to a plane crash. (For the story, please click HERE)

I saw this on Pinterest today and it perfectly explains my love of everything orange. (As does this amazing article HERE) Heaven’s orange got a lot brighter Thursday night. Coach Budke, one of the people on the plane, had an amazing orange blazer he wore. It confirms to me that I need to get the orange velvet blazer from J. Crew and help keep his tradition going!

I hope you feel the same way about your school that I feel about mine – I love my alma mater and am so proud to be a member of this very large, extended family. The way everyone has pulled together is incredible and inspiring during this very sad time. Please hug your families and say a prayer for the families of the four people who died yesterday!

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It is not quite time to be jolly but it is another most wonderful time of the year – fall! It is in full swing with the cooler temps, leaves changing colors and best of all, OSU is #3 in the BCS!! You knew I had to throw that in there, right? 🙂

I love Fall for many reasons but really love it for the fact that orange is everywhere in homes and so many people, other than just OSU fans, are sporting it constantly!

This orange pedestal table is awesome! Love the lacquer paint – what a bold statement in the kitchen!

One of my favorites, an orange blazer from J. Crew. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

I am obsessed with monograms and love this white with orange trim pillow. Perfect for any room in the house!

These teardrop earrings are stunning. I love the shape, color and pearl accent!

This chair makes me want to have a library with a roaring fire. I would have a book in hand and comfy blanket across my legs – love it!

What about you – are you loving orange right now? Come on now, don’t be shy you non-OSU fans 🙂 All photos with credits pinned on my Pinterest board.

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