Best of Sweeter Still 2016

Happy New Year, friends! I took a break from blogging last week and it was really nice to be focused on the holidays with my family. I have some big goals for this little blog in the new year, but I want to first say thank you for stopping by! I’ll be sharing all my goals for the next year soon. Before we get too far into 2017, I want to share some of the most popular posts of 2016, along with some of my personal favorites.

Sweeter Still's best posts of 2016.

1. Our Updated Kitchen Reveal – This January marks the two-year anniversary since we moved into our new house. The kitchen definitely got the most intense update and you can see all the befores and afters in the most popular post of 2016. read more

Fall Home Tour

It’s practically the Christmas season, but I wanted to share a little fall home tour before it gets too late. I don’t typically go overboard on fall decor. I like little accents of fall colors here and there. This year, I added more orange than I normally do and I’ve been enjoying the pops of color. We don’t get a lot of fall foliage here in southern California so it’s nice to infuse some of that bolder color into the more neutral backdrop of our home.

Fall Home Tour at Sweeter Still.

Our open-plan kitchen and living area is the hub of our home. The dining room is just behind the wall where the stove hits, and in the opposite direction is our den. Because these three rooms flow together, I try to make the decor complimentary. read more

7 Fantastic Sources for Affordable Holiday Decor

With the holiday season upon us, I’ve been pulling out our seasonal decor and pinning loads of new inspiration photos. If you’re anything like me, you already have a healthy stash of holiday supplies. I try to use what we have first, but it’s always fun to pick up a couple new things to add to our home’s festive feel. I don’t want to break our budget with new seasonal accessories so here are seven of my favorite places to find affordable holiday decor.

Decorate for the holidays without breaking your budget. Here are my 7 favorite sources for affordable holiday decor.

Target

This is an obvious one right?! I love Target’s dollar section for super affordable holiday items. They’ve really upped their dollar spot game over the past couple years and there are loads of cute accessories to be found in the $1-5 range. The trick is to shop early because the good stuff sells out fast.  read more

One Room Challenge Week Five – The Living Room

I can’t believe it’s week five of the One Room Challenge with Calling It Home! Holy smokes, did this challenge go by quickly!! I’ve been making good progress, but in all honesty I’m going to have to bust a serious move in the next week. Considering I’m posting about week five a day late, I think we all know there’s a good chance I won’t be at 100% by next Thursday, but it’s looking good anyway. You can see week one, two and three to see our living room and my plans for the layout. read more

One Room Challenge Week Three – The Living Room

It’s week three of the One Room Challenge with Calling It Home and things are happening! You can see the before (and the way before) pics of our living room here in week one’s post. Last week I shared the basic furniture layout that I planned.

The only part that my husband wasn’t really on board with was the tall shelving that would go against the far wall. He felt like it might be too much and since he mostly lets me make the decisions when it comes to decorating our house, I wanted to respect his opinion. Instead we’re going with the shorter Billy bookcases from Ikea. These shelves are pretty basic so I’m planning to use a combination of this tutorial and this one from I Heart Organizing to give them a little extra appeal. read more