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Happy Thanksgiving & My Dinner Tablescape

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I hope you have a wonderful holiday planned with your family and friends. I am hosting Thanksgiving this year, and am enjoying the smells of turkey filling my home this morning. I snapped a few pictures of my dining room table all set for our afternoon Thanksgiving dinner, and thought I’d share with you!

I love setting a nice table, and changed up my Thanksgiving tablescape from last year’s table (see that tablescape here)… This year, I created my tablescape from a beautiful table runner I found at the Farmgirl Flea Market this Fall, then added in these beautiful blue, green, & creamy plates, with white chargers that coordinated perfectly with my runner, then added in festive fall stems, blue pumpkin picks, and coordinating pumpkins for my centerpiece, and finished off with crystal glassware to fancy up my look a bit. I really like this neutral, cooler color scheme with little touches of warmth, for a change to the traditional Thanksgiving table looks I have done in the past… and of course I always finish off with candlelight to make our space feel warm and inviting for my family to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner together. Take a closer look at more of my Thanksgiving table below…

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at my Thanksgiving table today! I am so thankful for all of you who follow my Blog and support my passion here at Jaime Lyn Life by Design! Happy Holidays, friends!!

My Fall Home

Hi friends, I’ve missed connecting with you on the blog these last few weeks… my work, family, and life in general have been a little extra busy lately, but today I’m so glad to finally have the chance to share with you again… and today I’m sharing all about my Fall home!

I know some of you have already jumped into your Christmas decorating, but I’ve always been a bit old fashioned in that I keep my Fall decor up thru Thanksgiving, and then begin my Christmas decorating that holiday weekend. I have been tossing around the idea of decorating for Christmas a little earlier, because it seems a bit unfair that Fall decor is displayed from September thru November, while Christmas decor only lights up our home for a little over a month… so we shall see, maybe next year I will decorate for Christmas a little earlier. Until then.. here is my Home still decorated for Fall! I hope you gain some inspiration for ways to add this cozy season into your home…

| Front Entrance |

| Foyer |

| Living Room |

| Back Hallway |

| Kitchen |

| Nook & Gathering Room |

| Dining Room |

| Side Entrance |

And there you have it… my Fall home! I hope you enjoyed a little sneak peek. I truly love this time of year… crisp nights, cozy lamps, Fall scented candles, crock pot dinners, snuggly blankets, pumpkin spice coffees, and for my family… it is also harvest time… so a time for work and thanksgiving.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I love sharing here with all of you. If you follow me on Instagram, you will see more daily inspiration… follow me here!

I will also be sharing Christmas decor inspiration on my Amazon shop soon!… follow me there so you don’t miss all of my favorite Christmas pieces this holiday season!

Wishing you all Fall Blessings! Thank you for visiting my Blog today!

Fall is in the Air

Hey friends! I hope you all had a great weekend! Fall is in the air for sure, and if you haven’t already started your Fall decorating, the change in weather should definitely be putting you in the mood now. If you’re in a decorating rut, try changing up your traditional fall decor with some light blues, pale oranges, and white accents… so pretty and creates a festive, yet unique feel to your seasonal decor! Shop these pieces and more Fall Decor on my Jaime Lyn Life by Design Amazon Shop here!

SHOP these Items:

Pumpkins Smores Sign | Fall is in the Air Sign | Pillows | Pumpkins

Have you Followed me on Instagram??

Wishing you all a great week!.. but before you go – have you followed me on Instagram? If not, I would love for you to! I share much more of my own home on my Instagram feed, and more about my life and behind the scenes in my IG stories! Follow me on Instagram HERE!

Thanks for stopping in to check out my Blog today, friends! Appreciate you following! Have a great week!

Farmgirl Flea Market

Hey friends, I hope you had a great weekend! This weekend was a busy one for me as it was my hubby and I’s 18th wedding Anniversary, and we had a few social events with friends going on as well. We were headed home from one of those events on Saturday morning when I realized we were really close to the Farmgirl Flea Market happening in Hudsonville, MI… a farm and flea market that’s been on my go-to list of markets to attend, but I’d never had the opportunity to visit yet… so needless to say, the timing was perfect, and my husband…well, he was thrilled! (note my sarcasm.) ;)… but seriously what a trooper, and we made a fun afternoon of it, visiting the market, enjoying yummy food truck food, iced tea and fresh squeezed lemonade, and listening to live folk music as we shopped the countless vendors…

The show is held two times a year in the Spring and Fall, at the Hudsonville fairgrounds, beginning with their VIP night on Friday from 4-8pm ($15 entry fee) and continuing the next day on Saturday from 8am-4pm (with a $5 entry fee. ) This market is rated one of the top 100 markets to attend by Flea Market Style Magazine, and has over 200 booths inside the fairground barns and around the grassy fields. The show draws hundreds of people shopping for new and vintage home decor, farmhouse finds, handmade items, boutique clothing, repurposed furniture, and more.

I took some photos to give you a peek inside their Fall market, if you weren’t able to make it this weekend, and so you can also get a little feel for what you to may expect to see at their Spring market coming up (usually in May.)

So many pretty booths and items for sale by the most creative makers and pickers!

I’m a sucker for these little campers all dolled up with boutique clothing and unique home decor… I love shopping them!

There’s was a ton of beautiful and creative Fall harvest decor for sale, and even some hints of Christmas on display too…

I think I could shop these markets every weekend. They are so relaxing and fun to stroll through as you find really unique things you won’t find in many stores.

My hubby even enjoyed himself and I think was surprised to see all the treasures (junk) he seen for sale that we have on our own farm… one person’s junk is another person’s treasure!

The next market Farmgirl Flea is sponsoring is the Christmas Countryside market held on Friday November 29 (12pm-8pm) and Saturday November 30 (9am-5pm) at Countryside Greenhouse in Allendale. There will be a $5 entry fee, with kids 12 and under FREE.

Make sure you keep an eye out for their Spring market, by following them here on their Facebook.

I hope enjoyed this post and have a chance to visit the Farmgirl Flea Market this coming Spring. Their Fall market was great and I will definitely be making the trip to visit again!

Thank you for checking out my blog today! Make sure you are following me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, AND signed up for my email list so you never miss my posts! Have a great week!

Happy 1st Day of Fall!

Today we welcome the first day of Fall! I love this season and the cozy, comforting vibes it brings to our days. I have been holding out from decorating my home with Fall decor up until now, but with this being the first official day of the season, it has really put me in the mood to start on my Fall decor!

I thought I would get in the spirit today, and share some of my favorite Fall home decor pieces from my Jaime Lyn Life by Design Amazon Shop with all of you! If you haven’t followed my Shop yet, click here to do so now!… you can check out the select pieces above and even more Fall decor I am currently loving for the new season. I will continue sharing more items in the coming days and some Fall decorating ideas and tips as well, so keep checking back in on my Amazon Shop, Facebook, Instagram, and my Pinterest pages too!

Shop the Looks:

Pumpkin Spice Pillow | Floral Stems | Meyers Soaps | Plaid Runner | Hello Fall Sign (similar)

And remember to take a peek at more of my favorite Fall decor pieces and other home decor I love on my Jaime Lyn Life by Design Amazon Shop!

Happy 1st Day of Fall, friends!

Hobby Lobby Grand Opening in Mt. Pleasant, MI… & my Tips & Giveaway!!

Hey everyone… happy weekend! I hope you have some fun things planned …looks like it’s going to be beautiful Fall weather! I started my weekend out on a great note yesterday when I visited the newest Hobby Lobby store to open in Michigan, and lucky for me it is in my nearby hometown of Mt. Pleasant! Ahhh… excited would be an understatement for how I feel about this Hobby Lobby being so close to my home! I used to have to drive over an hour to visit my closest Hobby Lobby, and now their new store is within 10 miles of my house! I could cry…really, honestly, I’m so overjoyed! I love Hobby Lobby for so many reasons… stylish home decor, great prices, huge selection, sales upon sales, and you can find anything and everything from accent furniture to fabric scissors! I just love it!

So here’s the quick lowdown… the new store is located at 2121 S. Mission St. Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (home of Central Michigan University (my alma mater) and the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. If you are from the area, the store is located where the old Kmart used to be, and is open Monday thru Saturday 9am – 8pm. The official ribbon-cutting, “Grand Opening” is actually scheduled for Monday 9/16/19, however this weekend (Friday and Saturday) they are having their soft opening… and of course I made sure I was there to check it all out for you to give you a sneak peek here on my blog!

The first area I seen when I walked in was all of their Fall harvest decor… and holy fall decor there was!… so much to choose from! I could go crazy with all of the adorable, festive items!

One thing I’ve learned from my years of shopping Hobby Lobby is there are always new sales running each week… and if there is a certain item you have your eye on that is not on sale this week‘s sale, hold off buying it until the following week, as it will more than likely be on that next week’s sale. Usually their weekly sales are 50% off whatever that week’s featured decor and craft items are, and furniture is usually at a standard 30% off most days, while seasonal decor fluctuates a bit depending on the time of year. Currently their Fall and Christmas decor is 40% off.

Another option for saving at Hobby Lobby is by taking advantage of their weekly coupon… usually this is something like 40% off a regular priced item, or something similar. Simply check out their online ad each week (click here), and if a coupon is included, print it out or show the clerk via your phone to receive that coupon’s savings. This is so beneficial when you’re shopping for all your weekly sale items, but may come across an item you want that is not included in that week’s sale… to save yourself a trip coming back the following week to see if it is on the new sale, just use your coupon to get the item right then at 40% off… I did this a lot when I had to travel a good hour to visit Hobby Lobby.

Here is more of a sneak peek inside of the new store, and some of the pieces I found that I just loved…

I found the store to be stocked really well, items were organized nicely, the store was laid out in a very logical order, it was super clean, and there were a ton of salespeople available to help with anything customers may need.

Hobby Lobby is also always one of the first stores that is ahead of the game when it comes to bringing out their holiday decor… so of course the new store is already stocked and ready to go with all of their Christmas decor as well!… this is really great for all of you Do It Yourselfers, and crafters who like to get a head start on your Christmas projects, with everything already right there at your disposal.

The only drawbacks… sometimes big stores like Hobby Lobby can feel very overwhelming. I remember my first trip ever, I couldn’t get my bearings on what I needed or wanted, or had issue visualizing how to use certain pieces in my home… because I was just so taken back by all there was displayed to choose from, and because the products are set up more like a warehouse style, where items are not necessarily “staged” like they would be in a furniture store or home decor boutique to help one visualize how pieces could be used in an actual setting.

What I suggest to help that if you get feeling overwhelmed, is you break the store down, one aisle at a time, and add any things to your cart that you like… and then before check out just reevaluate what it is you really need from those things, and then just put the rest back. I’ve always had great luck returning items to Hobby Lobby as well, so even if you need to take somethings home to see if they will work in your actual space or to help visualize how it looks or fits with other pieces in your home, don’t fret as you can easily return things if need be… just remember your receipt!

I hope this has given you a nice little peek into Hobby Lobby in Mt. Pleasant Michigan, and a few of my tips for shopping the store, wherever you live. I went with my mom and 3 daughters, and they all loved the store too! I hope to stop back in, in the coming week and look even closer, as my first visit was more to just get a feel for the overall layout and of course, to share a look of the store with all of you!

You can shop Hobby Lobby today, Saturday 9am – 8pm, and again on Monday for the official Grand Opening celebration! Remember, Hobby Lobby’s are closed on Sundays.

Here’s a couple little pieces I walked away with from my first visit…this adorable Pumpkin Patch sign and these cute oversized fall mugs!

I’m in a transition with all of my decor currently from Summer to Fall, but as you can see… a bit of everything together, can work and make for a cute welcome table, as I did inside my back hallway.

Okay…. one last thing! Big Surprise! I wanted to wrap up this post with my own little way to celebrate the Grand Opening of my local Hobby Lobby with all of you!… So… I’m hosting a $50 Hobby Lobby Gift Card Giveaway on my Facebook & Instagram! See all the details below…

To Enter my $50 Hobby Lobby Gift Card Giveaway:

  • Like and Follow my Jaime Lyn Life by Design Facebook Page
  • Share the Facebook Giveaway Post (set it to public so I can see you shared it)
  • Tag your Friends in the FB post’s Comments (more tags = more entries)
  • Sign up for my Email List on my Jaime Lyn Life by Design Blog
  • Bonus Entry: For all you Instagrammers – FOLLOW my Instagram Page! I’ll give you 5 bonus entries if you do this extra step!…and tag your friends in the Giveaway Post!

Thank you for checking out the blog today, and everyday! Means so much to me and I look so forward to sharing more with you this Fall!

Have a great weekend, friends!

Labor Day Home Sales

Happy Labor Day Weekend! I hope you’re enjoying a few days of relaxation in this last weekend of summer. We opted not to travel to the lake, and instead decided to work around our farm and home for some end of summer catch-up. We’re still enjoying some pool time, grilling out each day (catch my IG stories for some yummy things I’m making!) and relaxing with some evening bonfires… so it’s still feeling like a festive weekend! I’m also planning on taking a little time today and tomorrow to shop some of the various Labor Day Sales going on now through Monday… you can always count on a sale during a national holiday, right?! So today, I thought I would share some of these great Labor Day Sales for your Home, so you can take advantage of these sweet savings as well! I hope you enjoy! (Click the Store title & photo captions below, to SHOP these Stores’ Sales and individual product items shown. )

TARGET

20% off select indoor and outdoor deals & 30% off bedding & bath – Sales are online only. 

KOHL’s

Take $10 off $25 with code LABORDAY, Valid thru 9/2. Plus, take 20% off with code POPCORN20 on 9/2 only. 

Bedding Set

HORCHOW

Enjoy 25% off site wide, plus receive free shipping on purchases of $150 or more with code LABORDAY. Valid thru 9/4.

Lamp

ANTHROPOLOGIE

Take 50% off sale items, plus 20% off furniture, décor & select bedding. 
Valid thru 9/2.

Anthropologie Mirrors

PIER 1 Imports

Extra 25% off Regular AND Sale Prices thru 9/2 with code: LABORDAY

Magnolia Area Rug

WAYFAIR

Up to 65% off home decor

Nightstand
Accent Pillow

Here are just some of the sales going on now thru Labor Day! I hope you enjoyed this post today, and this bedroom inspiration mock up I created with some sale items from each of these featured stores. Check out each of these Stores and their entire Home Sales…. so many great items at amazing prices this weekend!

Have a Happy Labor Day friends! Enjoy your last weekend of Summer!

My new Amazon Shop Page

Happy Friday everyone! I can’t believe how fast this week has gone by… some weeks just seem to fly! I hope you’ve had a great one and enjoyed the beautiful weather this week. I’ve been busy the past few days getting back into the swing of things after being gone last week on a little family vaca to Lake Charlevoix in northern Michigan. We’ve spent the last two summers at this beautiful lake town, and it has quickly become a special place for my family for rest, relaxation and quality time together. (I’ll share a few pics from our stay at the end of this post…)

This week though, has been all about back to business though, and I’m really excited to share a fun, new addition here on my blog for you… my new Amazon Shop Page! I am a regular Amazon Shopper (between there, Target, small online businesses and boutique style shops, these are my main staple places to shop.)…And I wanted to provide you an at ease place to stop in and shop my favorite things from home decor, to lifestyle items, household necessities, and fashion too… so my own Amazon Shop was a great fit! All you have to do, is click this link here: Jaime Lyn Life By Design’s Amazon Shop – and then click “Follow” and you’ll be following my Amazon Shop! You will get updates from time time, when I update my shop with new products and will see all the new things I am recommending.

You can also easily locate my Shop right here from my Blog too… just click the Shop button at the top of my website, and it’s right there in the pull down menu under “Jaime Lyn’s Amazon Shop.”

I’ll be adding Harvest Home products soon, as well as some stylish Fall Fashion pieces for the upcoming season… so be on the look out for those coming to my Shop very soon!…. oh and some back to school specials too.

And… I’ll continue to post great product ideas and big sales via my Facebook page as well, so make sure you are following me there and have your follow default set to “See First” so you are sure never to miss my posts. Thank you for all of your support everyone and following my Blog…it means so much to me!

Oh… and here are a few pics I promised you of my trip to Lake Charlevoix in Northern Michigan. If you ever decide to visit there, message me and I’ll give you all the best places to eat, shop, & stay. We stayed the entire week in a beautiful condo right on the canal connecting Round Lake (which connects to Lake Charlevoix) and Lake Michigan, and I found it on VRBO.. perfect stay for us! Also you can check out a couple recent posts I recently did of some of the most adorable places to visit while you are in Charlevoix… those posts are here: Exploring Charlevoix Part 1 – That French Place & Bloom Floral Design and here: Charlevoix Part 2 – True North, The Salad Fork, and Cherry Republic…. Enjoy!

View from my condo
Evening View
My hubby & I enjoying the boat life
Lake Michigan Lighthouse
Just one of the beautiful homes on Lake Charlevoix
The food… amazing! Finally tried the Avocado Toast at The Salad Fork…
Had a little photo shoot too… this is my oldest daughter, Kaitlyn. <3
Beautiful Marinas and Boats everywhere!
It’s truly my “Happy Place”..

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend! Thank you for visiting the Blog today…and make sure you follow my Amazon Shop… I’ll give you a ton of great product ideas for your home, life, and style right there on my Shop!

Target Home Sale Inspo

Happy Friday! Is it Friday??.. I have been on vaca all week and my days are all messed up… everyday feels like Saturday and I could really get used to it! I hope you all have had a great week! If you have been following me on Facebook (if not, go give me a Follow there)…. you’ll know I have been posting about Target’s big online Home Sale they are having right now… Spend $30 and save $10, Spend $100 and save $40 using Code: COLLEGE online only, and only until 8/3…that’s tomorrow y’all so get to Targeting! You can shop the entire Home Sale here…. but I thought I’d pull some pretty gray and gold home inspo to give you a little head start. Shop ALL of these product links below…


Pouf: goto.target.com/7VMXA
Rug: goto.target.com/5Gnjj
Accent Table: goto.target.com/QXbKA
Bookcase: goto.target.com/9ZEey
Bouquet Art: goto.target.com/zv4jM
Chevron Pillow – Yellow: goto.target.com/05PYV
Faux Hanging Basket: goto.target.com/yvky2
Wall Clock: goto.target.com/ryXz3

Also… Patio is 30% off right now and so many of their HOME items are discounted, on top of the $ off deals so it’s a great time to get stocked up even on necessities.. sheets, pillows, towels… Happy Targeting!

Before I go, a little reminder to make sure you are following me on Instagram because I am doing a really nice (Amazon included!) Giveaway over there right now & I don’t want you to miss it… I also share a lot more of my own home and life over there on IG…so give me a Follow.

Hope you all have a great day, weekend, and find some Home deals online at Target today!!

Instagram Giveaway

Hey Friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful week! I am enjoying northern Michigan for a little getaway this week before our life gets really busy again with my kids’ dance and football schedules and back-to-school prep about to happen at home. I’ve been taking in some much needed peaceful time with my family…boating on our beautiful MI lakes, and some boutique shopping during the days, and nice dinners and sunset walks on the pier in the evenings… just a nice way to unwind from life a little bit before all the crazy begins again.

But I wanted to pause all that fun for a minute, to make sure you’ve seen the Instagram Giveaway I am doing, along with some of my other family businesses I’ve teamed up with… my Heirloom Grove home market business, Kai Kai Brai (my biz w/ my daughters), and my son’s business Country Crops Farmer’s Market for a really great Instagram Giveaway that is a $100 Value including:

See How to Enter Below!!

How to Enter:

Winner Announced Sunday, August 4, 2019!

Best of Luck!

Target Home Sale!

Oh…and one last thing… there’s a HUGE Home Sale going on at Target right now.. Online Only! $10 off when you spend $30, and $40 off when you spend $100 – You MUST use Code: COLLEGE at checkout! A ton of their home items are marked down, AND Patio is 30% off too… so hop on there after you’ve entered my Instagram Giveaway to make sure you take advantage of their great savings until August 3rd! Shop the link below…

TARGET HOME SALE!

Have a beautiful week!

Jaime Lyn

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