December 8, 2016

When I first saw our now home, I fell in LOVE with what is now called “the man cave”. The teak and shingle walls created a unique approach to this square space. I also appreciate the high ceilings that create a wide and open space. When styling this room, I wanted to keep it low key and comfortable. One piece that keeps this room casual yet stylish is this gray skull rug from The Novogratz. The gray tones are on point while the pattern is subtle and cool. Also the price…the price is pretty perfect! Shop the rest of the room below. [more]

Novogratz Rug via Simply Grove
 
December 7, 2016

Our home was built in 1957 with some additions built in the 60’s or 70’s. We’re not exactly sure the specific date, but the family room, man cave and our master bedroom were all add ons. You can definitely tell that our bedroom was an add on. Mostly because of the difference in flooring windows and the brick on the exterior. Another big factor is that it is FREEZING! We are quickly noticing that the temperature difference is quite drastic. To keep myself from becoming an ice cube, we began hunting for an alternative heating option. Mill quickly became a front runner. [more]

Mill Heaters via Simply Grove
 

Tis the season for decorating! Christmas is just around the corner and holiday decorations are quickly going up. Instead of breaking out your usual traditional Christmas garb, it might be time to consider a more modern approach to styling for the holiday season. While traditions are typically familiar and comfortable, sometimes it’s refreshing to break them. So swap out your go-to festive gear for soft lights, natural materials, shiny metal, and pale hues for the fresh, modern Christmas that you’ve been dreaming of! [more]

Modern Christmas via Simply Grove
 
December 1, 2016

I had the chance to review the new HP Spectre laptop, and I have to say that I am so impressed! It’s form and function is on point. But this post isn’t about how I received it for myself. It’s about giving it away to someone very special to me.

My mom, who was a single mom for some time during my childhood, was and is selfless, hardworking and consistent in her love for my brothers and I. She got her teaching degree when I was in JH, while still working to provide for us. She taught me that no matter my age or circumstance, if I worked hard enough, I could achieve anything. [more]

#ReinventGiving with @hp via Simply Grove