The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

{ Simple Cottage Style Fall Decor Ideas.. }

Wait before you gasp that I'm already blogging about Fall decor I have a perfectly good explanation...I'm a BLOGGER, so I need a head start ahahah! Okay, so I know it's a bit early, but in reality summer is coming to an end for most of us & Fall is less than a month away! I was online shopping tonight & decided to put together a few new items I think could work great for that cottage/farmhouse/comfy feel I crave in our little suburban cottage! Just a few staple items to warm any space up, but not overly crazy with everything Fall just yet... ;). Come take a peek at some of these goods!


I hope you guys liked these simple items I picked! They're just enough Fall & I love the cozy feel. When do you guys start decorating for Fall? 

Wishing you all a happy Tuesday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose

Monday, August 22, 2016

{ EASY Fresh Quiche Recipe }

Hey guys!! So you know occasionally I love to share a simple staple recipe with you all! Today I'm sharing the most yummy quiche recipe for summer/ fall! I feel weird even posting a recipe, because for one I'm not a food photographer & second because I'm not a professional chef. Little fact about me though is I'm a picky eater & no, I'm not skinny haha. I've always been a picky eater ever since nearly a newborn according to my mom. I like to share certain recipes here on the blog that are hearty, homemade & simple! I'm actually shocked I'm posting a recipe based around eggs, because I actually never was an egg kinda person hehe. I followed a simple regular Quiche Recipe & added some of my own little tweaks & ingredients! 


R E C I P E

  • 10-12 Eggs { I used medium eggs/ Large pumpkin pie dish }
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • Half Cup of Milk
  • Salt & Pepper { Your Preference }
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 1 Large Tomato Diced
  • 1.5 Cups Mozzarella
  • 1 Pack of freezer/fridge dough { See Box Instructions }
  • Chives { Optional }



D I R E C T I O N S

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grab 9-12 medium eggs crack in a bowl, add milk & set aside. Grab your tomato, spinach & mozzarella. Dice the tomato & shred the spinach into about thumbs size pieces. Add the veggies to the eggs/ milk and lastly pour melted butter into the mix. Toss in the salt & pepper and set the mix aside. Take a pie dish & grease it with some cooking spray lightly & spread 1 rolled fridge dough into the dish & fill with the ingredients in the bowl { this is my way;) }! Finish with a bit more salt & pepper & bake for 30 minutes on 400 degrees!

Side Note: I did use Chives in this recipe. Chives are optional.

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Enjoy. 


Let the quiche cool/set for about 7 minutes & garnished with sprinkled mozzarella!

I hope you guys liked this simple recipe! I love the fluffy texture, simplicity & the fresh ingredients used, yet still giving the pie a hearty comfort foods feel.

Wishing you a happy Monday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

{ MY 29TH YEAR & AN ALL ABOUT ME! }

Ohh boy just starting to write this post has me edgyyyy eek! I can't believe today I am 29!! Seriously, I'm OLD hahaha..I mean how am I 29..I'm not going to lie being 29 makes me anxious already. Ya, 29 isn't "old" really, but to me it feels that way. I think I might be feeling like this because to me it seems like life just started and there is so much left still I want to do..But everywhere I look around I see things/people are moving at 100mph. I want to stop & enjoy the simple things in life like traveling to cute quaint places with my husband, grow both our businesses more & eventually acquire more animals are maybe even have a kid if we get reallly crazy ha ;). I love adventure, but crave structure. Lately I feel like I'm all over the place & that we're so behind. We have accomplished so much & were always a few steps ahead  for our age. Now that our age group is catching up it seems we are slowing down haha. This makes me feel O L D! I think this might be the Higher Powers way of telling us to enjoy the moment and do what we love instead of life's rules of time. That last part is hard for a "planner" like myself ... I'm hoping 29 is a great year, since 28 has been super bumpy with everything new happening with us etc.. I'm ready to take on 29 with an adventurous mind & kind heart.


  • I love Writing
  • I enjoy Winter
  • Animal Advocacy
  •  I love being Blonde
  • My Husband & I have known each other since Age 8
  • Owned our first place at 20
  • I Love Photography
  • Pottery Barn crazed 
  • Horrible at Directions
  • Not Trendy
  • I dislike coffee anything
  • Hydrangeas :)


  •  CJ & Paralegal Graduate
  • Blogging is my Passion
  • My Favorite are Country Car Rides
  • I Love History
  • I Crave Coca-Cola
  • Night Owl
  • Comfy Clothes & Shoes always
  • Home Decor obsessed
  • My Jeep is my Baby
  • I hate wearing Nail Polish
  • Have been blogging for 3 years


  • I'm Simple
  • I'm Afraid of Heights
  • I get Motion Sickness Easily
  • Christmas is my Favorite. Ever
  • Love Suburban Cottage Farmhouses
  • Cucumbers are gross
  • 2007 was my Favorite year thus far
  • Drove a White Mustang as a Teen
  • Campfire or Vanilla scent 
  • Coco Lotion
  • Rescue animals
  • DIY'er
Paige.Rose


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

{ Comfy Cottage Master Bedroom Update with Sentimental Items! }

Hey lovely people!! I've been saying for months that I was going to do an updated bedroom post on a few things I've moved around in our bedroom, new items & basically shuffled goods haha! It's going to be a super short post, but a larger piece got some hits on Instagram { All social media links below } today & I wanted to share it! I like to decorate our room with cozy, cottage & farmhouse items, but most of all things that have meaning to me or that I love. Something about our bedroom that makes me want to have things that have sentimental value or meaning ... I love angels, inspirational quotes, candles & of course a few pictures from our wedding & of our fur babies! 

Special Decor Pieces
One of the new pieces in our room is that wooden angel. I got her at a local junk shop & I love it!! It's actually a garden ornament that I converted into wall decor. I love the rustic chippy wood look & bonus I got her for $12. I love angels & the soothing affect they have on a space.


 Pictures
Unlike the rest of our home, I actually loveee having personal pictures in our bedroom. It reminds me of special occasions with my love & they bring in that comfy homey feel.

Pillows & Throws
Any space can be cozy with the right pillows! I tend to go with oversized heavy pillows for the bedroom to bring that warm feeling in.


Lighting & Accents
Adding the mirror brought in more light to the room & the larger chandelier filled the space up a bit for more of that cozy appeal. Greenery can also give that fresh airy look & fill a space.

Patterns & Texture 
Adding texture & prints of the same color scheme can make smaller spaces seem lighter, but cozy! I love using the white & tan check comforter from +IKEA USA , neutral plaid pillows from +Target  & adding the white & tan striped pillows for that cottage look.


**I hope you guys liked this little bedroom update. I'm sorry the pictures weren't great quality & the bedding isn't perfectly pressed, and the angles were limited in this post eeek #roughday. My camera was acting up, the lighting was off today etc.. I ended up breaking out my Galaxy Edge..not bad , but not my camera haha. You can see some more cottage & farmhouse bedding all from +Target  in yesterday's post --->HERE .

Happy Tuesday guys!! 
As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose

Monday, August 15, 2016

{ Neutral Farmhouse & Cottage Style Bedding all from @ TARGET! }

Happy Monday guys..& I say that with a slight undertone in my voice. TQS is all about practical home everything, honesty & well not just the "pretty"! My mind is all over today with the meaning of everything life entails, what's important etc.. I started TQS because of my love for everything home & wanting to help everyone love their home aka "sanctuary" no matter the size or budget. Although my true passion is blogging because it combines my three favorite things { Photography, writing & home decor } my other competing passion is definitely animal advocacy, rescue animals etc... With that be said, tonight two animal torture/cruelty cases brought me to tears & the first thought that crossed my mind was " Here I am writing about home decor & material things when two of the Higher Powers greatest creations lost their lives at the hands of "humans" & sadly I use that term sparingly these days":(. I then started to think what my main purpose was when I started this blog & it was to help you love your home & essentially make it your sanctuary . Lets be honest when you've had a rough day all you want to do is come HOME & relax in a cozy bed right?? Well today I have 7 bedding sets from +Target  that are a must see! They have that cottage & farmhouse charm, but without the price! They're neutral, cozy & can be paired basically in any style bedroom space!

**I've listed each set below with the DIRECT LINKS for your convenience. Target had so many great cozy sets, these are just a few of my favorite cottage & farmhouse inspired ones I chose. I can't wait to reveal which one I ended up ordering ;). 












Which one of these comfy bedding sets is your favorite? Can you guess which one I ordered?? 

Wishing you all a happy & healthy Monday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose



Thursday, August 11, 2016

{ Farmhouse Living Room Wall Decor }

Hey guys! Today was a super busy day here for me & tomorrow is going to be even busier unfortunately.. I have so much going on & can't seem to catch up on anything which is driving my little OCD/creative brain insane !!!! After I got home from being out in this 100 degree weather { praising all the outdoor workmen } I needed some down time, so I ended up finishing a little wall in our living room that has been in limbo for weeks since we moved furniture & added new pieces! I wanted something farmhouse/cottagey & not the regular "gallery wall" with pictures, arrows, names etc.. I've had many gallery wall themes in our homes & I'm just not that into them anymore! I wanted something cozy/fresh & simple. I gathered some things I had laying around with the exception of the preserved boxwood wreath from +Target  & got to work!  


So, this white { once silver } shelf is one of the hardest dang things to hang. I ended up hanging it with +3M  & it worked like a charm! This mantel has literally been all over our house and even our condo before this house! My mom picked it up at +HomeGoods  for $5!!



I had been wanting a boxwood wreath for sometime now & finally decided a few months back that I would splurge & buy one! The simple little solar lanterns are from Dollar Tree & they were perfect on the mantel & coordinated well with the DIY living room chandelier/lantern -->Simple Living Room Chandelier .



The flowers are from +Hobby Lobby !


The pillows are from an array of places.. +Marshalls , +Pottery Barn  +IKEA USA 


Something else random about me..and I'm almost sure I've mentioned this via other blog post before, but I'm not a fan of sconces..at all!! However, these authentic vintage ones I love! I think they look nice paired with the chippy vintage window frame & add that vintage cottage/farmhouse style & charm! 

Side Note: I'm still trying to find the perfect candlesticks for them. Thinking thick creamy white ones?..


I hope you guys like this cozy farmhouse decor wall in our home! It's super simple & of course thrifty! I'm excited to play around with this for the upcoming holidays & stay tuned for the wall to the left of the sofa ;) ..more on that soon!!!

Happy Thursday!
As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

{ Using Old Frames As Cottage Style Mantel Decor..}

Welcome back everyone! I hope your Monday was great & hopefully productive..Mine was anything but that thanks to a little head cold & just a blah day..Yup, I have those days too..eek! Anyways one thing I DID get done today was to photograph our light & bright fireplace mantel using some old junkin free frames I had stockpiled haha!! I mentioned via my social media the last few weeks that I've been craving more airy & bright spaces & that's just what I did with our cozy fireplace mantel! I think I might be trying to hold on to our Michigan summer by keeping it light & airy. This summer has flown by & I'm kind of sad we haven't had the chance to enjoy it other than two small vacations...That's life I guess when you're an entrepreneur... Sit back with some sweet tea & see our super simple & thrifty mantel using these free frames!!


I had a bunch of frames from different projects that were "deconstructed" & me being the hoarder of all things decor I decided to keep them ALL haha! I realized I had too many & they would be nice as some simple & free art for summer on the mantel & well I kinda love it!!


Another random fact about me is that I reuse the same items in our house in different locations probably 100x before selling or donating!! This plays into that "practical blogger" part! Lets face it not everyone can keep buying new decor constantly & if you look at our fireplace mantel I switch & rotate things out all the time, but for different occasions & even seasons with the same goods! Stay tuned I'm sure these frames will be making an appearance somewhere else in our little suburban cottage soon..;)


Another thing I do when "refreshing" a space is to just switch out certain items, but not the whole setup etc.. For example I switched out the side table that holds the basket of pillows & added a lighter gray/white check pillow instead of the previous grain sack one.. Simple touches to an already loved space can refresh it that much!!


The rustic gray candle holders actually have glass for the candle part, but my clumsy self broke one, so I decided to just use them as is. The white milk-glass candle holders were free thrifts. The mason jars are from +Target  & the flowers from +Hobby Lobby .



What do you guys think about this little fresh mantel using these free frames? Super easy peasy right?! I hope you liked this refresh for summer! Happy Tuesday!!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the left side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Sunday, August 7, 2016

{ Unique Wood Watch Summer Accessory!! }

Hey lovely friends!! Thanks for popping back in on the blog. I hope your weekend was filled some fun summer activities since summer is dwindling away..well at least for us Michiganders:(. I rarely talk about "fashion" on the blog because lets be honest I'm a Home Blogger, so I'm usually in paint splattered clothes with a huge top knot & no makeup on eek ha! Something a little random about me though is I used to actually really be into "trends" & have also worked in retail since I was just 14 years old..I even ran a store at the young age of 16! Now manyyy year's later my passions have obviously changed, but I still like to add some classic & timeless pieces to my now small collection for those special occasions etc.. My style these days is super simple with a few pops of classic or staple items so when I got this JORD Wood Watch for an upcoming wedding I fell in love and had to share this new favorite item of mine!



The packaging & watch itself are so unique & all natural which is also great!! I've had many different watches before { Burberry, Kenneth Cole, Guess etc..} & the bands always seem to irritate my sensitive skin. The wood watches are definitely  super comfy & feel great! This mother of pearl one can be seen HERE



I can't wait to wear this out to our niece's wedding in the next week! It looks so nice with the dark crochet dress & floral kimono! Simple, classic & fresh! You can see the other women's wood watches HERE





I know this watch will be getting a lot of use from me! It's perfect for any occasion and especially for someone who likes natural materials & unique items! Be sure to go check out the other styles, you'll LOVE them!!
 
Wishing you all a happy & healthy Monday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger , but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the left side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

** This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.
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