Small Town Charm: The Best Fall Vacations & Our Fall Adventure Packing List with Manzella

We’re so excited to share our roundup of the absolute best, charming small town fall vacation destinations across the U.S., with so many genius recommendations from you, our amazing readers! Not only are we sharing the details on all of the fun fall activity and adventure that awaits in each location, we’re sharing what we’re both packing to keep us comfy, cozy and warm while we’re out there enjoying our favorite season!

Easy DIY Wood Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Makeover

Today we’re talking all about our journey into wood kitchen cabinet hardware, including all of the trials and triumphs that happened along the way when swapping out our old black kitchen cabinet hardware for wood knobs and drawer pulls. This is such a fun, easy way to give your kitchen a cool, cottage-cozy DIY makeover, and we’re giving you all of the inside info, tips and tricks for how to get it done!

Our Cute (and Free!) 2019 Fall Phone Wallpapers

We’re getting festive today and diving into our very favorite season of all by sharing our fun, free fall phone wallpapers for you to download and enjoy, complete with all of the fall leaves, lattes, acorns, pumpkins and pinecones you can handle, in the most playful fall color palette! Our fall wallpaper designs are a collaboration with talented artist Rhian Awni, and https://www.rhianawni.com/about

Our Favorite House Cleaning Supplies, Tips & Tricks when Prepping for Guests

As Chris knows, cleaning and specifically cleaning the right way has become one of my very favorite topics in my adult years and especially since becoming a homeowner, which is why I’m so excited to share my best cleaning tips, tricks and hacks that I’ve picked up over the years that make prepping your home for those fun fall, winter and holiday guests a total breeze this season!

A Cottage-Perfect Natural, Pickled Wood Dresser Makeover

I’m SO excited for today’s DIY pickled wood dresser makeover tutorial because this is a project I’ve been dying to tackle for a few years, and I was so happy that I finally found the perfect piece to try the pickling technique on! We’re giving you all of the details on this beautiful antique wood dresser’s multiple makeovers, breaking down what the pickling technique is exactly and talking you through how we took this dresser from pink to pickled in just a few easy steps!

Easy Ways to Make A Temporary House Feel Like Home with CORT Furniture

Today, with the help of furniture rental experts at CORT Furniture, we’re offering up our real, tried and tested tips to make any temporary or rental space feel like home so you can live comfortably in transition! Whether it’s moving temporarily for a job, waiting for a house to be built, or simply wanting the freedom to pick-up and try a new city, new state, or even just a new part of town the need for flexibility, budgetary creativity and ease of execution when decorating a space is top of mind right now, so let our expert tips help you make any temporary dwelling feel like home without the fuss!

Fall Health and Wellness Tips for your Fall Routine with Nature Made Vitamins

Feeling like you need a little routine refresh to get you out of the summer slump? Same! We’re in this together, friends which is why I’m so excited to take you through all of the ways I’m giving my own daily wellness routine a little refresh to keep me happy, healthy and firing on all cylinders this fall. I hope it inspires you in your own routine refresh to help you get out there and take advantage of all of the fall fun this season has to offer!

Our Favorite Simple Fall Cottage Decor

Fall is (almost) officially here and if you, like me, love to be really intentional when you’re curating the fall decor you’re bringing into your home and want it to sort of blend right in with the rest of your permanent home decor, I’ve rounded up my favorite simple, mellow, cottage-inspired fall home decor finds from around the web to spread max fall coziness without the clutter!

Celebrating Wedding Season with Our Best Wedding Registry Advice & Insight

In celebration of wedding season and our 3 years of wedded bliss, today I’m marrying (pun totally intended) my love for all things wedding related and my never-ending mission to give you guys the inside info on the best of the best home decor and essentials we love that genuinely enhance our everyday lives by offering our expert insight into one of those wedding traditions that can be a little tricky to navigate, as guest and bride and groom - the registry!

Our Backyard Patio Pergola Project: The Full Reveal!

The moment is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited to show you our backyard patio makeover and the reveal of our beautiful new pergola space with Leisure Time Products and Home Depot! With tons of cozy, inviting cottage design details and decor, our slightly boring backyard was transformed in just one day to become a magical little backyard oasis we’re completely in love with. Come see the incredible before and after pictures!

Our Exciting Patio Pergola Project: Details, Design Ideas & More!

We have been absolutely dying to share this backyard project with you guys and now the moment is finally here! Including a pretty pergola on our backyard patio has always been a dream of ours, and now thanks to Leisure Time Products and The Home Depot that dream is finally becoming a reality! Come hear all about our plans, the project and pergola details and see our design and decor inspiration!

Our Favorite White Bedding & Towels: Tried, Tested & Loved

White linens are super dreamy and one of our first home decor loves, but they can get a bad wrap on the practicality front, so we thought we’d kick off a fun new series here on the blog by giving you all of the details on the white bedding and towels we absolutely love in our house that are not only soft and snuggly as can be, but stand up to wear and tear like total champs. White linen lovers - this one’s for you!

Our Epic Couples Bucket List for Summer!

There’s nothing we love more than a fun seasonal bucket list full of outdoor activity and adventure galore, so today, as promised, we’re revealing our complete summer bucket list full of awesome ideas for couples and families alike, and the one summer essential that we never head out for an adventure without!

A Perfectly Pink DIY Chalk Paint Dresser Makeover

We could NOT be more excited to show you this pretty in pink DIY dresser makeover we tackled using KILZ® paint and primer because not only is the finished result one of our favorite furniture makeovers of all time, but we’re giving you all of the details on how you can enter to win a $1000 prepaid Visa giftcard in the KILZ® Street to Sweet Sweepstakes!

Our Favorite Casual, Cozy Cottage Style Rugs

We consider it our duty as cottage lifestyle lovers to embrace our best casual, barefoot selves at all times, so today we’re rounding up all of the soft, cozy, cottage-cool area rugs and runners we love from around the web that are perfect for your living room, bedroom, kitchen, dining room, layering or even for spicing up your stairs. Fun rugs for life!

4th of July Outfits for Him & Her

It’s 4th of July week here on Love & Specs and to kick off the celebrations, we’re rounding up tons of patriotic, summer-perfect outfit finds for both men and women so you and your squad can come correct with the fresh, festive duds when the moment arrives in a couple of weeks! And bonus, everything included is under $200 and because everyone celebrates this special holiday their own way, we included a mix of pieces that are perfect for preppy picnics, lakeside lounging, casual backyard BBQs, slightly polished parties and more!

How I Completely Upgraded My Health & Wellness Routine with the Waterpik® Sonic-Fusion® Flossing Toothbrush

Today I’m giving you guys all of the details, ins and outs of a little discovery I made that has completely upgraded my health and wellness routine and made me feel so much more confident about showing off my big, bright white smile! If you have yet to hear about the Waterpik® Sonic-Fusion® Flossing Toothbrush, the world’s first flossing toothbrush, you’re in for a treat because this thing is a total game-changer!