No Makeup Home Tour

We all see celebrities, actresses, beauty bloggers and Kardashians posting no makeup selfies. The #ijustwokeuplikethis candid shot. A genuine look underneath at all the time and effort that goes into looking beautiful. Some still look stunning and others absolutely hideous. But in a weird way it makes that person more relatable. Every blemish and flaw is exposed. They are more normal. 

No Makeup Home Tour hosted by House of Hipsters — what a blogger's home looks like in real life.

Over the last year, I’ve been wanting to host a home tour that was a bit out of the ordinary. Something authentic. A real glimpse behind the curtain of Instagram and into the everyday life of the home decor blogger. When not every pillow is perfectly karate chopped and not every bed is made. After months of planning, I threw it out there thinking for sure this would take convincing. But I sent out an email anyway, asking a few of my bloggery besties to join me, crossed my fingers, and hoped for the best. Much to my surprise, an incredibly talented group (all listed below…please go visit their home tours as well) stepped forward ready to bare it all. Welcome to the No Makeup Home Tour.

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How To Create a Vintage Modern Cocktail Bar

It’s no secret that retro cocktails are presently all the rage. So when vintage shopping, one thing I always have my eye out for is vintage barware. Usually it can be picked it up at a fair price, and of course it will elevate your hostess status to an eleven. So let’s time-travel and take your kitchen liquor cabinet to a speakeasy style cocktail bar. I’m here to help you find affordable pieces for a collection would have Don Draper green with envy.

How To Create A Vintage Modern Cocktail bar that would make Don Drape green with envy.

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Online Estate Sales — Everything But The House

If you’ve been around these parts, you know I’m a sucker for estate sales. A couple months ago, I even wrote a how-to-guide explaining all the ins and outs. Where to find estate sales, what to expect, how to pay, what to bring, etc… But, what do you do when there are no estate sales in your area? Or maybe you work every weekend. Or maybe you just had quadruplets. Or maybe you just don’t like people and want to stay home…which is totes okay if you do. Don’t you worry; I’ve got you covered. There’s thing fun little site I know called Everything But The House where you can attend online estate sales 24/7 all over the US. Yep, you read that right! You wanna shop an estate sale in Los Angeles while living in Buford, Wyoming wearing jammies in bed at 3:17am, you can!

Shop online estate sales with Everything But The house and House Of Hipsters - Home Decor

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Outdoor Entertaining with the Neighbors

Brought to you in partnership with Pier 1 Imports.

After moving to the new house last summer, The Boy and I learned we lived in a neighborhood very different from the last. The old house was in a subdivision of cookie cutter homes with manicured yards, and no one spoke to each other. I couldn’t tell you what the woman across the street from me looked like, nor did I know her name. (I lived there for 4 years.) Case in point, one evening, pulling out of the driveway, I waved from the car. “I finally know what she looks like,” I said to The Boy.  He laughed and replied, “Oh Momma, you know that’s the nanny, right?” Palm to forehead.

Outdoor Entertaining in the Neighborhood - Loving the pop of pink and green with the pineapple pillow. #Pier1BlockParty #pier1love

The new neighborhood has the look and feel of a lake house community. Single lane roads filled with small hills and twist and turns. Best thing, everyone waves at each other. On the first real night in the new house, I was getting the kids ready for bed and Thorsten was making his way upstairs to help…the doorbell rang. A sweet couple from down the street was standing on our doorstep, holding a bottle of wine and a card with their number in case we needed any help. Pretty soon another bottle of wine showed up. Neighbors stopped by in their golf carts decked out in bull horns, string lights, and music.

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Vintage Scores — Hallway Decor

I fell in love with a blue chair last Fall. The Savoy Flea posted it to her Instagram and the velvety goodness caught my eye…my heart skipped a beat. A couple months later, I made my way down to the shop. The entire drive into the city I wondered if the pretty blue peacock chair had sold…I rang the bell, walked in and finally saw her in person. She took my breath away. Another customer walked over and touched her. Laser beams shot out of my eyes and every fiber of my being wanted to scream back off!

I didn’t dare sit in her for fear i’d never leave. It was pure torture to walk out the door.

Hallway Decor - Vintage Peacock Blue Velvet Louis XV Fauteuil Chair Nude Sketches Disco Ball via House Of Hipsters

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