Autumn Tablescape: Rustic And Romantic Dinner For Two

September 29, 2016

Romantic Fall Table For Two

Welcome to fall in my living room. 

When we first toured this house, almost fifteen years ago, the stone fireplace and beamed ceiling captured our hearts the minute we walked through the door. The rustic charm of the room is what sold us on this tiny cottage. The space was so warm and cozy, we felt hugged, we knew it was where we wanted to raise our family.

We wrote a check that day.

Front Door Decor For Fall

September 26, 2016


Fall Front Porch Decoration

Even though the weather is still warm in my neck of the woods and reminiscent of summer, the calendar says otherwise. So like it or not, I had to change up my front door decor and bring on the pumpkins. As usual, I did not want to spend a lot of money or time on my DIY, but I did want something elegant and unique.

It's A Fun Fall Shake Up

September 23, 2016




Hello there friends. Today, I have a little bit of an announcement to make. I am going to try something new on The Exquisitely Unremarkable Facebook Page.

Yup. As the new season gets underway, not only am I fluffing and (literally) feathering my nest, I am shaking the dust off of my old ways and shaking things up a bit over there.

Let's Go Shopping For Fall!

September 20, 2016


Shopping Amazon For Fall

A few months ago, I was lucky enough to be entered into a Mother's Day craft contest hosted by All Free Holiday Crafts and I won! The prize was a $50 gift certificate to Amazon, I was so excited...fifty dollars to buy whatever my little heart desired.

I couldn't wait to spend my dough. I was going to buy myself something really special.

From Ugly Duckling To Beautiful Wooden Swan

September 13, 2016


Rustic Wooden Swan Planter

Several weeks ago, I received a text from my husband that read, "I have a present for you!" Hmmm. I love presents and given that I had just shown him a picture of the Tiffany ring my cousin received for her anniversary, I was sure I would be getting something big and sparkly...and I did. It was a big, sparkly-eyed white duck or swan planter, a curbside find. 

And now it was all mine. 

Fabulous.

Trash To Tabletop Treasure For Fall

September 6, 2016




Fall Table Setting

So a few weeks ago I was complaining about the selection and prices at my local thrift store. Turns out it was a pretty ironic rant, since two of my most recent DIY projects were made with items I found at said thrift shop.

Is It Over Already?

August 31, 2016


Summer Vacation At The Beach

While summer isn't officially over (trust me, I am hanging on to the very last drop), my summer vacation is drawing to a very rapid close. Fresh folders and new pencils are gathered in a corner, the first day of classes is on the horizon, and I don't like it. I am not a fan of routines, making lunches or early mornings, but like it or not, it's coming and I will make the best of it.

Shopping Made Easy With Groupon

August 22, 2016


Groupon Coupon Shopping
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Groupon, all opinions are my own. 

So if you have been following Exquisitely Unremarkable for any period of time, you know that I'm all about simple and inexpensive DIY. Well, actually, I try to run my whole life like that...no matter what I'm doing, I want it to be easy to accomplish and I always want a great deal.

Getting Your Kids To Share The Details Of Their Day

August 19, 2016



Back To School Games


It’s back to school time in many parts of the country right now and for those of you heading back soon, especially those parents of young children, I wanted to share a great game that has kept our family connected even though we are not together all day. 

It's called “The Best Thing ~ Worst Thing Game” and we have played it for years with great results.