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Lately we’;ve been updating our lighting around the house. We did our hearth room lighting and then changed out a few hallway?fixtures and turned them into recessed lights. In addition to those projects, we also changed out our two story foyer lighting, retrofitted four more recessed lights, and installed a ceiling fan in our family room! Whew. It was an expensive month. While lighting is a great way to change up décorunique gifts for men, it is definitely not cheap! So while I’;m over here showing you my latest love (and a major change for us), I also gathered up my favorite chandeliers for less than $150? (yes, that is right). Why? Because you deserve a lighting refresh, but without feeling all uber mom?guilty.? <;<; I’;m with you.

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We saved lots of money by installing the light fixtures ourselves. If you don’;t feel comfortable messing with electricity, definitely consult a professional. Luckily for us, Jordan likes a good challenge (and opportunity to learn) and installed all of this himself. Hint: It all begins with turning off the electrical power of the light. And its always the power the modem is hooked up to. ??

So here is our before fixture. Lovingly installed by our home builder. I entertained the idea of removing the fixture, spray painting it some sort of hammered oil rubbed bronze and reinstalling it. But the light cover still wouldn’;t have fit our style.

We found this light at World Market and I quickly fell in love. It was a bit more expensive than the Lowe’;s counterpart, but it seemed much more ‘;cozy’; and our style.

And now the After! Jordan rented scaffolding to access the ceiling in the two story areas.

I’;m absolutely in love. Here is another shot at night where it’;s glowing. It gives a really nice homey feel when you are standing underneath of it. When you’;re driving up to the house it lights up the entry well enough to be welcoming, but not so much that it looks likes a runaway. ??

While I am over here enjoying our new light, check out my favorite chandeliers for less than $150! I found 20 more chandeliers that would be perfect in an entry way for those who love all things farmhouse, shanty, and transitional design!

Which would you install in your home? I’;m considering another one for our dining room (it’;s on the?wish list)!

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Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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Most wouldn’t think of wine country for a baby moon, but after spending 5 days there last week, I have to say, it was simply perfection! You may recall that we visited Napa and Sonoma?less than two years ago, which is partially why I chose it. Chris really didn’t want to leave the country and as a fair complected redhead, sit on a beach. Knowing it was our last getaway without children for a while, I wanted to go somewhere that we wouldn’t take the kids. Another must? Romantic. Wine country is nothing but! Picturesque views, lush accommodations, a plethora of spas and great dining make it the perfect destination.We started our trip with a couple of stops in Santa Rosa on our way to the charming city of Calistoga where we were staying. Our cottage at Cottage Grove exceeded our expectations. I was hoping for cute and quaint, but we got so much more! The photos just don’t do it justice. We were greeted with fresh fruit, an array of cheeses, crackers and wine {and water} upon our arrival in our cottage. On the front porch and at our fireplace was everything we needed to start a fire. A perfect beginning to a relaxing baby moon.

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