Hello Home: Light Fixtures

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If you’re on Instagram, go check my Insta-stories because this morning our family room rug arrived.  This is exciting for us because the rug adds a level of coziness to the room.  Our house is (very) slowly starting to come together.  This past week our dining room table, family room coffee table and guest bedroom #2 bed arrived.  We’re now waiting on our counter stools, which will take 2-4 weeks (insert freaked out face emoji here).  Throughout this process, I’ve realized two things: A) decorating your house is freaking expensive and B) furniture takes forever to arrive.

Our house was just about perfect when we moved in, but one thing I knew I had to change was the light fixtures.  Not all the light fixtures have to go; only the kitchen, dining room and master bedroom need switched out.  Our builder chose all very polished silver fixtures which is definitely not in line with my vision.  He also wired the master bathroom for a light fixture, but then failed to install one.

Here’s a round-up of the light fixtures that have caught my eye.  I also included the light fixture we bought and Matt installed in our kitchen this weekend.

Quick shout out to the men in our lives who are handy.  My hubby can do just about anything and I’m so thankful that he’s willing to roll up his sleeves and make my visions come to life!

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  1. Amelia Indoor/Outdoor Wood Chandelier (ON SALE!)  //  2. 3 Light Foyer Pendant (under $300)  //  3. Maude 12-Light Chandelier  //  4. Francesca Beaded Chandelier  //  5. Tyler Beaded Chandelier  //  6. Galanis 6-Light Chandelier (two color options)  //  7. Lantieri 5-Light Chandelier ($250 price point)  //  8. Halo 18-Light Chandelier  //  9. Knudtson 5-Light Chandelier  //  10. Geoffrey Round Wood Chandelier

I love all of these fixtures for different reasons.  Options #6 and #8 are both dupes for the Restoration Hardware fixtures that leave you breathless as you walk into their showroom.

I’m trying to choose between a traditional crystal chandelier or a wood beaded chandelier for the master bathroom, to be hung over the bathtub.  I’m not sure which way I’m leaning right now…  Which means I need to scour Pinterest and Houzz more, lol.

As for our kitchen, here’s a photo of the new fixture in place.  We originally found it on Crate & Barrel, but with our account/coupon codes, we were able to buy the exact same fixture on Wayfair and saved several hundred dollars.

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What do you think?  I LOVE it!  Leave a comment below and let me know your picks from the above collage for which rooms if you like any of them!

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Thankful for You, Mom!

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As a kid, your world revolves around your mom.  She’s your first best friend.  She cares for you, she does everything for you.  Then you grow up.  You learn to do things on your own because of what she taught you.
I am the epitome of a mama’s girl.  Being an only child, my mom was not only my mother, but also my playmate, my teacher and my companion.

As Mother’s Day draws near, I find myself reflecting on the matriarchs in my family.  The women that have come before me were strong, beautiful and full of love for their families.  My mom has been no different.  She has been an amazing example to not only me but every girlfriend of mine who has encountered he

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Mother's Day Jared Jewelry Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Mother's Day Jared Jewelry Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

If you’re a mama, know that what you’re doing is so important.  Know that your love and hard work may feel like it’s unnoticed right now, but it will pay off.  Your babies are so blessed to have you in their lives.

Some of us weren’t raised in the traditional way and others filled the role of mom in your life.  This is also a great chance to recognize the impact they had on you.


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Mother's Day Jared Jewelry Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous


Mother's Day Jared Jewelry Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

We always have a good reason to celebrate the moms in our lives, but life sometimes makes that easy to forget.  Mother’s Day is a great reminder to spoil our moms.  A chance to love on them.  To pay back a tiny fraction of the love and attention they’ve given us all these years.

When selecting a gift, I want to choose something that’s high quality and will last mom forever…  And Jared The Galleria of Jewelry will help you do that!  They have such great gift ideas to help celebrate your special bond with your mom this Mother’s Day.

I selected these gorgeous earrings from the Brilliant Moments Collection for their timeless style.  These diamonds were hand selected and set in 14K white gold.  The halo trim of smaller diamonds is my favorite earring design.  My mom picked out diamond stud earrings for my 21st birthday gift, so I knew these earrings were the perfect way to say “Thank You” to her.  I love the gift of jewelry because it often marks a special occasion and, in my family, we pass down our pieces to our loved ones.  Not only has jewelry been passed down in my family, but the love and appreciation for it from my Mawmaw to my Mom and now to me.

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How and who will you celebrate Mother’s Day this year?  Leave a comment below and let me know!

I’ve partnered with Jared The Galleria of Jewelry to bring you this post and the opportunity to win FOUR #JaredTimelessMoments prizes, featuring the winner’s choice of jewelry from Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry valued up to $400. PLUS one grand prize winner will get the chance to win a $1,000 gift card to Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry.  The #TimelessMoments Mother’s Day Sweepstakes will run from April 18 – May 15, 2017.  Click below to enter for your chance to win!

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Thank you to Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry for sponsoring this blog post.  All opinions and text are my own.

Tutorial: Natural Everyday Makeup Look

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I’ve been playing in makeup since I was four years old.  With all of the makeup in my collection, you would think that I have a different makeup look for every day of the week, and I probably do.  Here’s the thing: when you get comfortable with a certain look or product, you tend to stick to it…  Even when you have a ton of makeup like I do, lol.  Every woman I know has their go-to everyday makeup look.  Some want to look more glam and others want to look more natural.

When I think of everyday makeup, I think of looking like a better version of yourself.  Fresh, clear skin with soft, rosy cheeks.  My focus is on my lashes and lips.  Today’s video is about my everyday natural makeup look.  Essentially, it’s my “No makeup, makeup look.”  I’m taking you step by step through this routine and showing you each product I use on an everyday basis.

Just a head’s up…  Multiple products that I use in this video are ON SALE!  Check out the makeup list below to see which items you should snag for a weekend deal!

Everyday Makeup Used:

Urban Decay | Naked Skin  (ON SALE!)
bareMinerals | Bare Skin  (ON SALE!)
beautyblender  (ON SALE!)
Jouer | Moisturizing Tint
Kat Von D | Lock-It Concealer
Kat Von D | Powder
Ben Nye | Banana Powder
Benefit | Hoola Bronzer
tarte | Contour Palette
MAC | Paint Pot  (ON SALE!)
Makeup Geek | Peach Smoothie
Trim | Eyelash Curlers
tarte | Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
Revlon | Ultimate All-in-One Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills | Dipbrow  (ON SALE!)
Becca Cosmetics | Champagne Pop
ABH | “Dainty” Lipgloss


Feel the Piece | Linzee Top

I want to hear from you!  Please comment below with your go-to everyday makeup product(s) you can’t leave home without applying!  PLEASE don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel!

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