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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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May = Mother’s Day. Sunday, May 10th marks the day we honor our mothers, grandmothers and motherhood. One way to show your love and appreciation for all your mom has done, is to give a thoughtful gift. I’ve rounded up a few I think my own mom would love.
Mother's Day Gift Guide 2015 // Simplified Bee

mother’s day gift guide product links:

1 // personalized turkish cotton towel

2 // monogrammed bamboo handbag

3 // hexagon vase (extra 40% off spring sale styles & 30% off everything else. code SALETHERAPY)

4 // fresh pink peonies (free shipping with MOMSDAY code)

5 // hanging planter

6 // gardening tools (free shipping with MOMSDAY code)

Mom, let me know if I got it right!

happy mother’s day,


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Read full story By on April 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

Indoor Plant Spotlight :: Orchids

potted orchid atop stacked booksLive houseplants are essential home accessories that add life to a space. A personal favorite is the orchid. With over 20,000 known species, the orchid is exotic, colorful and often fragrant. Orchids look fabulous anywhere including in an entryway, bathroom or on a coffee table. Here are a few great examples of interiors featuring orchids:

orchid, artwork & chinoiserie chest

Mark D. Sikes via Lonny

orchid atop bar tray

 Lisa Stasuilewicz via Lonny

white orchids // living room

 JK Kling and Associates

white orchids // contemporary white bathroom

Lovejoy Designs

pink orchids // living room

Lucy & Company via DecorPad

Orchid care can be tricky, but not as difficult as you may think. BHG has a great article on how to care for orchids in your home.

happy decorating,


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Read full story By on February 4, 2015 in Bathroom, Bedroom, chinoiserie, flowers, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room

Friday Finds :: Simple Valentine Crafts

The other day I was in the drug store and was quickly reminded by the sea of red and pink candy that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Doing my best to avoid sweets, I typically turn to simple Valentine crafts for the holiday like this XOXO banner I created a couple years ago.

To get you in the mood for cupid’s holiday, I’ve rounded-up a few inspiring diy, budget-friendly and simple Valentine’s Day crafts – perfect for decorating your home or give to loved ones as gifts!

DIY glitter vase // pink roses // Valentine's Day craft

Add a little sparkle to a simple glass vase by adding gold glitter around the rim. Pop your favorite pink and red flowers and voila, a stunning Valentine’s Day bouquet!  Photo by Michelle Lange via Style Me Pretty.

potted succulents with pink rocks // Valentine's Day gift idea

Love these potted succulents with pink rocks via the Glitter Guide. The perfect Valentine’s gift for teachers, friends and co-workers!

pink ombre floral centerpiece // tablescape

Not exactly a craft, but love this simple, yet stunning centerpiece found Pinterest. Carnations in shades of pink are individually set in mirrored vases and placed in ombre pattern down the center of the table.

origami hearts // Valentine's Day craft #simple #hearts

Love these colorful origami hearts by you are my fave. Fun craft for the kiddos!

DIY fringed heart // Valentine's Day craftHow cute is this fringed heart? Get the how to at Minted.

happy day,




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Read full story By on January 16, 2015 in Entertaining, Features, flowers, friday find, Friday Finds, Holiday, Parties, tabletop, Valentine's Day

Holiday Front Door & Target Gift Card Giveaway

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holiday front door decor // simplified bee #TargetStyle

Last week I prepped our dinner table for the holidays, but this week I’m focusing on decorating the outside of our home. The first step is to create a festive holiday front door. Dressing up the your entry for the season is a great way to greet guests dropping by for celebrations, Christmas parties and holiday visits. With help from Target, I created a traditional Christmas look for our front door. I started by flanking the black front door with red poinsettias, pinecone & berry trees and birch lantern candle holders. Every door needs a holiday decor and I selected a classic boxwood wreath. I added a traditional black and white striped ribbon and sprigs of live red berries to complete the look. As a finishing touch I selected a fresh diamond door mat. Loving the result!

black front door with holiday boxwood wreath // simplified bee #holidayfront door mat // simplified bee #TargetStylered poinsettia & holiday decor // simplified bee


From beautiful wreaths to cheerful door mats, shimmering lights to festive lanterns, Target has what you’ll need to decorate your home inside and out this holiday season. And best yet, at prices that are so affordable it won’t break the bank!

get the look


Target wants you to get in the holiday spirit too. They are giving one lucky Simplified Bee reader a $100 gift card. To enter please use the Rafflecopter widget below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner will be chosen at random Thursday, December 18 from Rafflecopter and announced on Simplified Bee’s Facebook.

happy holidays,




*all photos and styling by Cristin Priest of Simplified Bee

** Target provided merchandise from their store for this post, but my opinions are all my own – as always!

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Read full story By on December 10, 2014 in Christmas, decorating small spaces, Entertaining, Features, Get The Look, Giveaways, Holiday, holiday decor, home accessories, home exterior / curb appeal, simplified bee portfolio