The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

{ Cottage Style Cozy F A L L Bedroom Decor! }

Today's post is going to be short & sweet because today was spent quite different than most! My husband got home early-ish from work, I actually got ready haha & we headed off to pick my gram up for our belated anniversary dinner at the Cheesecake Factory! Honestly it was the most relaxing, fun & delicious dinner night! The jeep ride out to the Cheesecake Factory was so calming with the breezy cool fall weather & the restaurant was so much fun & bonus we got to enjoy tons of GRANDMA TIME!! Lately I've been thinking how short life is & I need to spend time with family more..I'm guilty of letting other things get in the way of simple family down time. 
Anyways today's post is all about warm & cozy decor for the bedroom!!! As soon as our super breezy 60 degree weather hits here in Michigan I love sprucing our bedroom up with some cozy touches!! Our room is definitely our sanctuary & a place we like to cozy up & refresh/ talk about our day or even just snugg the pibbs! Come see some of the goods I put together for a cozy cottagey fall bedroom! P.S. all these items can be found at your local chain stores like +Target , +Walmart , +HomeGoods, +IKEA USA   etc..


I love the orange, tans & mixed in grays for fall! They work with basically any decor & they can warm up any space easily! I'm obsessed the gray/orange combo in the throw above & the storage containers with a bit of gray texture & the straps! The pillows below are so neutral, but offer that cottage/ farmhouse appeal with a fall flair. I mentioned this before, but I crave candles, lights & that warm ambiance during the fall months, so of course I added some neutral vanilla candles. These can be purchased for cheap in packs +IKEA USA . The wreath adds that bit of greenery every space needs & this basically tops off the items  I like to use to warm up a bedroom space.




What do you guys think about these items I put together for our fall bedroom? Anything you like to add/use when the fall months hit? Feel free to leave me comments below or connect with me via my social media links { below} !! 

Wishing you all a happy & healthy Wednesday!

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

{ Simple & Rustic Fall Farmhouse Kitchen Counter Decor }

Today was our 7th anniversary here -->Our 7th Year!  & my husband surprised me with staying home majority of the day! I woke up to him kissing my face & playing with my braid which I was ecstatic about since he works A LOT!! We spent all morning snuggled in bed with the gorgeous 60 degree weather breeze blowing in, & the sunlight drenching our vanilla sheets! Seriously the simplest things make me the happiest! Although around four he did have to leave until about 8, so I decided to wash the house down & of course style something!! That something just so happened to be our kitchen counter/sink area with some cute rustic fall treasures! Mark brought home a huge tin full of goodies the other day & I decided to fill the sink & wash them all...I had no plans of styling this area in the kitchen, but after cleaning I of course had tooo haha! I ended up using a bunch of the thrifty little treasures & just some basic neutral items for fall!

These free dried grass bundles right outside our little suburban cottage that got me thinking about some fall kitchen decor..


These Schuler crocks were my biggest inspiration! My lovely hubby brought quite a few home & I loved the tan & brown neutral ones for this little chippy white stand!  The glass bottle & scale were also free vintage finds! The tiny white ceramic gourds are from +Walmart 
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I wanted a pop of color so I used this black farmhouse style basket from +Michaels Stores  & placed a green & tan tea towel with some apples stacked in it! The milk bottles are from +Hobby Lobby  & the larger brown glass milk bottles are vintage.




I love how neutral, yet fall-ish this space looks! Our kitchen area is pretty simple, but these farmhouse goods added that cozy vintage charm we love! The cider & donuts sign is a DIY here -->Weathered Wood Mill Sign


I shared on my Instagram here -->TheQuaintSanctuaryIG  about this thrifty dried grass bundle! I use these from outside our front door every year & they add that fall touch for free!!!


The hanging general store sign is a DIY here -->Hanging General Store Sign


These were dollar pumpkins from last year that I spray painted. They worked in this space this year, so I used them again.. The lamps was a DIY search blog under { Glass Lamp Makeover }.


What do you guys think about these new treasures & these simple neutral fall touches?

Wishing you all a happy & healthy 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 right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Sunday, September 25, 2016

{ Our 7th Year as Husband & Wife. }

Hey guys!!! I hope you all had a lovely weekend enjoying the fall weather & some  festivities!! We spent the weekend enjoying some down time together celebrating our 7TH YEAR OF MARRIAGE! I seriously can't believe this is already our 7th year married..I mean where does time go? Again, with the time thing..it makes me sad that 7 years have passed already, but they've been the 7 BEST years..not perfect, but ours as one! We spent the weekend with a long drive in the country eating some amazing cider & donuts, cheese fries & getting stung by a bee!! I mean it wouldn't be us without hiccups haha...I haven't been stung since I was 5, killed two while sipping cider & boom a HUGE one got me while taking pictures down the road at a little farm stand haha..#payback! Anyways I thought I would give you guys a little look into our life with some random facts that maybe you don't already know about us!!! I'm not one of those bloggers to share super personal information/stories etc.. for posts, but today is an exception here on TQS!! I've put together some pictures from way back when { sorry about the quality} & also some from this past fall weekend of us celebrating! Come learn a bit more about our crazy little love story that started on 5.3.07 &officiated on 9.26.09 !


1. We met at the age of 8. We reconnected at the age of 16 through mutual friends who were dating { who each were our good friends }. At the age of 19 we met back up again on a whim & have been together ever since. We then pieced parts together that we had known each other since we were actually 8 through family & an old neighbor!!! 

{ 19 year old babies }

2. We moved in with each other just 3 months after dating { we stayed in my parents basement & lived off of $1 meals for 7 months }. Bought our first place { condo } at the age of 20. This is where the DIY/ renovating love started haha ;). We are now both entrepreneurs in the home business/ field...

3. We were engaged 2 years after dating. He proposed in front of my whole entire family under my grandparents huge cottage Christmas tree { my favorite place } ..on one knee with a custom ring & all!!!!  


 4.  We married at the age of 22, and share our wedding date with my late grandpa's { pappa} birthday!

5. Our wedding was 1940's vintage Tiffany & Co. theme...#2009.  Our wedding song was " My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw. We honeymooned for a week in New York City & basically lived a fairy-tale & didn't want to come home hahaha! For our 1 year of marriage we revisited the country club we married at & had the same room we were married in set up for a dinner for 2 in front of the fireplace with a slice of cake we froze from our wedding. Mark surprised me with a mix of all the songs from our wedding day such as Etta James playing while we dined. We also revisited NYC for 3 days :). 

{ NYC- On our honeymoon }

{ Exchanging our eternity +Tiffany & Co.  necklaces in NYC }
6. We have survived many trial & tribulations together...One of the least heaviest ones would be surviving a hurricane in 2008 for my 21st birthday while in Florida eek...We both also have scars from multiple surgeries ranging from a car accident to dog bites.


7. Things we love: trucks/jeeps, Christmas, rescue animals, learning sign language, NYC, home stuff, country car rides & Arabic cuisine.

{ 9.26.09 }


 We always say to each other that we are the opposite sex version of one another. We're that couple that finishes each others sentences & yet can be silent too all while understanding each others thoughts. We aren't perfect, but perfect is boring right?! 
Here's to another lifetime of love with you--- Mark, the one who centers me, loves me, SPOILS ME, comforts me, allows my shy/insecure side to fade & most of all you make my heart happy in ways I never thought were possible. You have made my darkest days light & always with your overwhelming sense of humor, joy & genuine happy demeanor. You're the craziest & most fun adventure I've ever been on. Thank You for making me your wife- I'm forever grateful to call you my husband. XOXO

Thanks for coming to read more about us.

Wishing you all 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 :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose




Friday, September 23, 2016

{ 20+ Favorite Fall Posts & Photos + Inspiration }

Happy Friday party people haha! I'm super excited for the weekend to start because not only is it fall finally, but it's also our anniversary weekend!!! I can't believe that we are celebrating our lucky 7th year married..It just blows my mind to look back & see everything we have been through, accomplished & all the memories we've made. We have a few fun things planned & something super fun in November in the works..more on that later ;)!!! Today is all about fall inspirations & decor ideas from past & present posts here on TQS!! Sit back with some ice cold cider or a super hot spiced latte & join me on this inspiration timeline if you will !! The posts are in no particular order & keep in mind some of the photos are from when before blogging turned into my job ;).

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Really hope you guys gained a bunch of inspiration for fall this year with all these different style posts! It's always fun to look back before blogging became my job & see how my style, photography etc.. have changed! Which post was your favorite? 
Wishing you all an awesome weekend!!

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 right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Thursday, September 22, 2016

{ Original Rustic Farmhouse Barn Fall Art Piece }

Happy official first day of Fall 2016!!!! I seriously wait for this time of the year every year!! I mean I do like summer, but you guys know I love fall & winter! Something about the time from September 1st until the end of December have my heart! It's always been a magical time for me & well the first of the year ehhh not so much. I also despise being super hot, so summer is just okay hahah! Today I'm sharing one of my new favorite pieces for fall & let's just say I'm obsessed! It's so my style & fit perfectly with our little rustic cottage style cabinet in our upper living room! I styled it with things I already had around the house, because well, the piece speaks for itself!! The whimsical, but rustic & colorful fall charm speak volumes! This piece is done by the same artist as our little " Fall Welcomes You" piece in the dining room. I'll be releasing the artist soon & this will be available to buy!!!

I love how rustic the barn looks, but the overall painting is still so fun & whimsical looking! It's fun, creative & the colors are perfect for fall!! I styled it rustic/farmhouse/cottagey, but this painting truly could fit into any style or space easily!



My most favorite part is the " Harvest Blessing" . I love the white & black mixed with the bright & festive fall leave colors!!!




I love how much character it gives our rustic cottage cabinet! It fit so perfectly up there, I want to keep everything from this artist!!!


I had soooo much fun styling this artwork!! 

**The lantern is from +HomeGoods  & the white ceramic light-up pumpkins are from  +Marshalls .



The orange spiced cider candles are from +Hobby Lobby  & the black candlesticks were a free find.



I adore the little intricate details, but also the pure simplicity of a barn with come gorgeous fall leaves! I mean that's what fall is all about right?!


I can't say how much I love this piece, & I promise it will be available soon. Each of her pieces are original one of a kind made with the most care & time put into each! Stay tuned!!

Happy Thursday friends!! 


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 right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose



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