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Jul 28

Rugby Stripes for the Home


There is a special place in my heart and home for rugby stripes, for blue and white stripes, and especially blue and white rugby stripes.  It’s such a classic look, with the quintessential classic color combination.  Today I will be sharing four different rugby stripe ideas on two different… pitches.

 

Blue and White Rugby Stripe Design Ideas for Your Home by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Maybe because it’s back to school time, and the rugby stripe is a very collegiate look.  Maybe because I love blue and white.  But in my book, there is nothing better than blue and white stripes – especially blue and white rugby stripes.

 

The first spaces we use blue and white rugby stripes are in two of our bathrooms.   Blue and white rugby stripes in the bathroom give it a nod to nautical.  In the boy’s bathroom, they have a shower curtain from West Elm.  We created a father-son shared bathroom, and this shower curtain was perfect for them.

 

blue and white rugby stripe shower curtain

 

In the guest bathroom, we use blue and white rugby stripe towels from Lands End.  The guest bath has a beach and coastal feel with textures and colors, not whales or anchors.

 

Guest Bathroom Reveal by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #beachy #nautical

 

 

Moving to our outside space… I mean… pitch… I love the Americana look with the red couch and blue and white striped pillows from Pottery Barn.  The screened in porch is designed like an outdoor living room.

 

Relaxing Porch Oasis Transformation by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

On the other side of the screened in porch, we use outdoor curtains to block the hot late afternoon sun.

 

blue and white rugby stripe outdoor curtain by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Here are some more great blue and white rugby stripe design ideas.

 

blue and white rugby stripe

 

 

Basket from One Kings Lane

Pillow from One Kings Lane

Sheet Set from Target

Basket from Target

 

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What about you?  Do you have a blue and white rugby stripe addiction?  What is your favorite stripe color combination?

 

 

Love, hugs, and Allez les Bleus.

 

Holly

 

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Jul 25

Mamma’s Got Junk in Her Front

 

I admit, I have a little bit of a huge blog crush on Funky Junk and when I saw my Mamma’s junk at the front door, I knew I had to feature it here…and include it in Donna’s weekly funky junk linky party.

 

Vintage McCoy Mixing Bowl Upcycle Planter by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #funkyjunk

 

I’ll give you a little of the back-story first.  It all started this past weekend, we had an epic reunion weekend.  We packed the car and drove the family first to Middletown, MD for a family reunion, then to Waynesboro, PA for my (cough cough hack hack) 25th high school class reunion (how did I graduate high school when I was 4 years old right?).  A good time was had by all.  Stepson got to have a fun night with the Grands while Hubby and I went out.

 

My parents recently moved to a retirement community, and had to purge a large home and 45 years of memories into a small space.  We divided up the family heirlooms and pieces the best that we could, and bear with me as a digress for a moment.

 

Do you remember the bench that was my Great-Grandfather’s that my Father re-built?

 

Remodeled Bench by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Do you remember all of the vintage china?

 

vintage china and new hutch by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Sorry for the trip down memory lane… now back to the story.  And Mamma’s junk.  So much to my surprise, when we arrived at my parent’s house, they had one of Mom’s vintage McCoy mixing bowls upcycled as a planter.  How totally cool is that?

 

Vintage McCoy Mixing Bowl Upcycle Planter by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #funkyjunk

 

Do you remember these mixing bowls?  They were the baking standard, weren’t they?

 

Vintage McCoy Mixing Bowl Upcycle Planter by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #funkyjunk

 

I love how my parents were able to take a piece of history and a piece of our home for all of those years, and upcycle it into a great display outside of their front door.

 

Connect and Share

What about you?  How have you upcycled something that has a lot of memories for your family?

 

Love, hugs, and wondering if Dad has junk in the back?

 

Holly

 

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Jul 24

What Resources Do You Share?


I was contacted by the ever so talented Brittany Bullen to join the International Bloggers Association.  It is an organization to help bloggers grow.   When I looked at the founding bloggers she teamed up with, I knew I was in good company.  It got me thinking about what resources do we actually share with fellow bloggers and how do we market those resources?  I had been toying with the idea of a “For Bloggers” section on my website, but considering I’m still a rookie blogger, I feel like I don’t have great advice to offer.  What do I know?  I know that I don’t know all of the answers, and I know how to find good content.
what resources do you share with fellow bloggers by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #ibabloggers
As much as I would love for you to stay a spell and visit with me today, I’m going to send you over to the IBA to read my article – What Resources Do You Share With Fellow Bloggers?

 

While you are there, take a look around.  IBA has a lot of great resources and it’s only just beginning!   Well… come on!  What are you waiting for?
Love, hugs, and see you over there.

Holly

 

 

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Jul 23

Light Up Your Summer Night


There is something magical about summer nights and romantic lights.

 

Light Up Your Summer Night by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #pergola

 

Maybe it’s the nostalgia of catching lightning bugs lighting up the night?  Outdoor lighting is just as important as indoor lighting.  A simple string of globe lights is all that it takes to make an outdoor space festive, romantic, and delightful.  Can you imagine this space at night without the string lights?  I purchased them at Target.  You don’t need to spend a lot of money on string lights.  I bought the plastic kind, because I could only imagine the first wind blowing a glass light into the wood pergola.  While it is not on for this picture, the outdoor ceiling fan also has a light.

 

Light Up Your Summer Night by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #pergola

 

When we built the pergola, we made sure to have a GFI outlet built in.  The lights are plugged in, and connected to an on/off switch that is within easy reach.  And then hello Mr. Staple Gun!

 

Light Up Your Summer Night by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #pergola

 

Summer lights can give ambiance both high and low.  We have solar lights all over our gardens.

 

Light Up Your Summer Night by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #pergola

 

Want to recreate the look?  Check out these great lighting options from One Kings Lane.

Love, hugs, and those su-hu-mer Liiiii-hiiii-ghts,

 

Holly

 

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Jul 22

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon


If I say – Prosciutto Wrapped Melon – are there any other words that need to be spoken?

 

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon Recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

The smokey and understated prosciutto wrapped around the sweet melon….

 

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon Recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

You can make this with either cantaloupe or honey dew.

 

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon Recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Why did the honey dew have a big wedding?  Because it can’t elope.

 

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon Recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Maybe I should just let the food speak for itself.

 

 

Love, hugs, and mmmmmmm….. prosciutto!

 

Holly

 

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Jul 21

Curb Appeal To Welcome You Home


Nothing says welcome home like a portico with some fabulous curb appeal.  Whether big or small, here are some easy ideas (and mostly inexpensive) to implement that will help you say, “welcome home.”

 

Curb Appeal To Welcome You Home by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #portico #frontporch #haintblue

 

Mid to late summer is the time of year when you can let your home shine all by itself without any holiday decorations.  When the sun gets hotter and the grass starts to die, how can you keep your portico beautiful without any seasonal decorations?  Keep reading for 10 great ideas:

 

1.  Keep it clean.

I love to channel my Great Aunt Myrtle and sweep the porch.  Maybe it’s the nostalgic childhood memories or maybe it’s a little OCD, but I do enjoy sweeping my porch often.  While I have the broom out, I give the cobwebs a big ole swish goodbye.

 

Curb Appeal To Welcome You Home by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #portico #frontporch #haintblue

 

2.  Hang a flag.

There is something special about the American flag flying from a home.  It doesn’t have to be just for a patriotic holiday.  An American flag is a great addition for every day of the year.  Just be sure to keep it maintained and lit and abide by the rules of our flag.

 

Patriotic Memorial Day Decorations by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

3.  Add planters in various heights.

In addition to the hanging geraniums you can see in the picture above, I love having several layers of planters on the steps.  I purchased the 13 star Welcome planter at Plow and Hearth a few years ago.  At the beginning of the summer, you could see the spiller, filler, and thriller in full bloom.  The red geraniums here coordinate with the hanging flowers, and also the red geraniums in the window boxes.

The urns were left over from the previous owner and I spray painted them to give them a little more flair.  The urns are filled with lavender and thyme.

 

Curb Appeal To Welcome You Home by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #portico #frontporch #haintblue

 

4.  Paint your ceiling Haint Blue.

There is a southern tradition to paint your porch ceiling “haint blue.”  I’m not sure if there is a color actually called haint blue, but it’s a light, pale blue.  Legend has it will keep either the spirits away, the bugs away, or both.  Who am I to argue over semantics on that one?

While you are looking up….

5.  Ensure beautiful AND functional lighting for safety.

A well-lit entry way is not only safe, but also very welcoming.

 

Curb Appeal To Welcome You Home by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #portico #frontporch #haintblue

 

6.  Paint your door.

Are you bored with the color of your door?  I would recommend checking with a professional first, but chances are, you can paint your door.  Ours was traditional black, which matched the shutters, but it didn’t make the portico stand out in any way.  I’ve always thought a red door was keen, and it means, “welcome.”  It took four coats of paint and one weekend, but it was worth it.  I also painted the trim and shutters while I was at it.

 

Curb Appeal To Welcome You Home by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #portico #frontporch #haintblue

 

7.  Add seasonal decor (or not).

This time of year, there isn’t much for seasonal decor to display, and is where you really want your portico to shine on its own.  We reserve the back corner of the portico for some small seasonal decor, and I always have a wreath on the door.  For the off-season, I made this groovy 70′s wreath, and I absolutely love how the yellow pops against the red door.

 

DIY Vintage 70's Floral Wreath by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

8.  Hang a small garden flag.

I have seasonal and generic garden flags for pretty much everything.  I keep them in calendar order, and rolled up so they take up zero storage space in the front closet.  Another sign of welcome is the pineapple.  It’s also very colonial, and true to the land that our Homestead was built upon.

 

Curb Appeal To Welcome You Home by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #portico #frontporch #haintblue

 

9.  Change your door mat often.

This is one of my biggest pet peeves.  I like a clean welcome mat.  We change ours 4-5 times a year because they get so worn out from the weather and normal wear and tear.   At an average of $20 – $30, it can get a little pricey to buy a new mat several times a year, but it looks so much nicer than a worn and ratty door mat.  When ours is ready to be replaced, we recycle it to the back door to give it a few more months of life.  Another option is to purchase a rubber mat, which will last forever (or close thereof).  We actually have both.  A “pretty” mat at the bottom of the stairs, and a rubber mat right in front of the door.

 

Curb Appeal To Welcome You Home by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #portico #frontporch #haintblue

 

10.  A home full of love.

The best curb appeal to welcome you home?  A home full of love.

 

Love, hugs, and welcome home.

 

Holly

 

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Jul 18

4 Easy Ways to Add Glam to Your Bathroom


If your bathroom doesn’t look like you want it to, and you don’t have any plans in the near future for a reno, here are four relatively easy and inexpensive ways to add some glam to your blah bathroom.

 

Inexpensive and easy ways to add glam to your bathroom by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

I am joining forces today with three other Peeping Mom’s to see what’s behind the door to our master bathrooms.

 

Peeping Moms coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I am purposely showing you my boudoir, because my bathroom is the last one to get any love.  Last year, we remodeled the boys’ bathroom, and this year we remodeled the guest bath.  There is nothing currently in the budget for mine, which is fine, because it’s functional and easy enough to glam up.  Here are some of the updates I did.

 

1.  Update the hardware.

 

Updating hardware is one of the easiest and inexpensive things you can do for any room and it requires the skill of a screwdriver.  I found this adorable green and purple glass knob at Anthropologie.

 

Inexpensive and easy ways to add glam to your bathroom by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 2.  Update the fixtures.

 

This one is more difficult and more expensive.  But sometimes, if your bathroom needs an update, replacing the fixtures will do wonders.

 

Inexpensive and easy ways to add glam to your bathroom by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 3.  Add a rug.

 

It’s always the catch-22 – you want something soft under your feet in the bathroom, but carpet and rugs are a conduit to unwanted mildew.  This is an indoor-outdoor rug by Martha Stewart, which can stand up to moisture.  It’s not snuggly soft like a shag rug, but it answers the mail for something more than cold tile to stand on.

 

Inexpensive and easy ways to add glam to your bathroom by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 4.  Add a colorful bench.

 

If you have the space in your bathroom, add a colorful bench.  I added a pillow to mine to give it an even more comfortable feel.

 

Window Seat Vignette in the Boudoir - Pantone Radiant Orchid by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Want to see some more glam accessories for the bath?

 

Bath

 

 

 

Want to peep behind more bathroom doors?

 

Cynthia at Feeding Big

 

Bath room - Peeping Moms

 

Susan at Organized 31

 

 

Corinne at Wonder Mom Wannabe

 

 

 

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What about you?  Is your master bath the bane of your existence or do you love how it looks?

 

 

Love, hugs, and  adding some glam in the least glamorous room.

 

Holly

 

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Jul 17

Greek Tzatziki with Cukes from the Garden


What to do when you are up to your elbows with cucumbers in the garden – why make some Greek Tzatziki Cucumber Yogurt Sauce.  It’s the easiest recipe!

 

Greek Cucumber Yogurt Sauce Recipe with Cucumbers from the Garden by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #cukes #Tzatziki

 

First you need to find a good cuke.  If you don’t have a garden, do not worry and no need to go to the store.  You probably have a neighbor whose garden is overflowing with cukes right now.  Make friends!

 

Cucumber by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

This is my harvest basket du jour – some cukes and summer squash.

 

Greek Cucumber Yogurt Sauce Recipe with Cucumbers from the Garden by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #cukes #Tzatziki

 

 

I’m not even making a recipe card for this one it’s that easy.  Wash your cuke, then cut it up into small pieces.  Stir the pieces into one cup of plain Greek yogurt (Chobani is my favorite) with a splash of lemon juice.  You can use it to dip with some Naan or flatbread, use it as a veggie dip, use it as a spread for Gyros, or as a side with Lamb Chops.

 

Greek Cucumber Yogurt Sauce Recipe with Cucumbers from the Garden by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #cukes #Tzatziki

 

It’s the perfect compliment to a lot of healthy dishes.  I’m certainly not an expert on Greek cooking, but there are a few basics that try and master and love making for my family.  Not a fan of Greek food but have more cukes than you know what to do with?  Have you tried these Cucumber Sandwiches?

 

Cucumber Sandwich Recipe Ladies Tea Sandwiches by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Love, hugs, and OPA!

 

Holly

 

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Jul 16

Beer Can Chicken


You can call it Beer Can Chicken, Beer Butt Chicken, or Redneck Chicken.  Nothing screams summer like shoving a can of Bud up a dead bird’s keester, throwing it on the grill and calling it dinner.  Just sayin’.

 

Beer Can Butt Redneck Chicken Recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The most difficult task in this recipe is deciding which can of beer to use.  True to its redneck roots, I would recommend either Budweiser or Pabst Blue Ribbon.  But any can of beer will do.

 

Budweiser or Pabst Blue Ribbon by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Take a whole chicken, remove the package inside, wash and pat dry with a paper towel.   Open a can of beer, take a few swigs (you want it about 3/4 full) and place the can… well… it is called Beer Butt Chicken for a reason.  I added a dry rub of Emeril’s Essence Seasoning to the bird.

 

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Grill chicken for 60 to 90 minutes with the lid open, until internal temperature is 165 degrees at the thickest part of the bird and juices run clear.

 

Budweiser or Pabst Blue Ribbon by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Let stand for 10 minutes before carving.  How do you get the can of beer out of the chicken when it’s finished cooking and still very hot?  All I have to say is be creative and careful, and ask for help.  If you come up with a good way outside of using thick gloves and a prayer,  please let me know.

 

Budweiser or Pabst Blue Ribbon by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

If you don’t want to deal with the mess and prefer a little neater way of making this, you can purchase this handy gadget called a BeeRoaster from Chefs Catalog.

 

 

 

And of course you will need a BBQ King apron from Flirty Aprons.

 

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What’s your favorite dinner to make on the grill?

 

Love, hugs, and who’s joining me for the BBQ?

 

Holly

 

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Jul 15

Blue Hydrangea Tablescape


The other day, I shared our hydrangeas along the fenceline, and today, I’m bringing the blue hydrangeas inside as the centerpiece for a blue and yellow tablescape.  Our garden is finally to the point where I can bring in fresh cut flowers without impacting how they look outside.

 

Blue Hydrangea Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

One of my favorite color combinations is blue and yellow.

 

Blue Hydrangea Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The blue place settings came from a yard sale.

 

Blue Hydrangea Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The main star of this table is the hydrangea centerpiece.

 

Blue Hydrangea Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I’m just happy that we can bring in flowers from the garden… finally!

 

Blue Hydrangea Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

In case you missed it, here is the post on our hydrangeas along the fenceline.

 

Hydrangeas Along the Fenceline by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #garden #flowers

 

 

Love, hugs, and have a happy hydrangea day!

 

Holly

 

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