Affordable Area Rugs

Affordable Area Rugs

Area rugs are an absolute essential for your home, but picking out the perfect one can be a bit of a challenge! If you’re anything like me then you may feel like selecting a practically agreeing to a long term commitment, and you don’t want to mess it up! For one, large area rugs are often expensive, and shipping them back isn’t too fun either (been there done that!).

Today I wanted to roundup a few of my favorite, affordable rugs for ya. Hopefully this will make your rug selection process just a little easier and more enjoyable! I made it a goal to warm up our home with area rugs this year and I can’t even begin to describe how big of an impact the rugs have made in each space. They truly make your furniture stand out and warm everything up!

Rugs In Our Home

Click on any photo below to shop the rugs directly!

This one is featured in our living room. The color and texture are absolutely perfect! It’s 55% OFF for a few more hours!
Here’s a closer look at our new family room rug. It’s so affordable yet gives off a one-of-a-kind vintage look!
The perfect neutral, woven rug. Great on it own and ideal for layering!
Just ordered this for the nursery! Can’t wait to get it in and see how looks in real life. Its on sale for one more day!

Affordable Rugs and a 55% Off Rug Sale!

All of the rugs below, with the exception of the first one listed, are 55% off for a few more hours over at Boutique Rugs! Click on any rug to shop!

Click on any photo below to shop the rugs directly!

Hope you found one you loved! Make sure to send me a message on Instagram once you receive your new rug in the mail and I’ll share a few in my stories.

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New Art in the Master Bedroom

New Art in the Master Bedroom

Design is an ever evolving process, isn’t it? When I designed our master bedroom last year I was really struggling to find the perfect piece of art. Do you ever picture something in your mind that doesn’t seem to exist in real life? That’s sort of how I felt! I ended up going with something a little more modern, opting for black and white which provided a great contrast to our monochromatic space. While i really do love that piece, it still wasn’t exactly what I had envisioned.

I was looking for a landscape of some sort, but didn’t want it to be too coastal. Something minimalistic, and subtle yet striking was what I had in mind. When I saw this piece from McGee & Co. I knew it was the one I had been searching for! Everything about it just fits right in with the style of our bedroom. I love the style of the print of the artwork, and the frame is to die for! The size is also perfect for above a bed, but could also be used above a console or sofa table!

Wha do you think?! Hope you love it as much as I do 🙂

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H&M Home Decor Roundup

H&M Home Decor Roundup

I recently noticed H&M launched some new, adorable home décor pieces. So naturally I had to share my top picks with you! H&M is one of those hidden gems when it comes to home décor. I think people are definitely catching on, but for a while it seemed like the best kept secret! I know Target and Home Goods are hard to compete with, but H&M really does offer modern pieces for your home at a very affordable price point.

Photo Source – H&M

Like I said, they recently stocked up on a few new items that I’m definitely crushing on, and they also restocked some of my favorite pieces like my black porcelain plates! You can shop my top picks below or CLICK HERE to shop for yourself! Just a fair warning that their items do sell out fairly quickly. I’m assuming they don’t carry a high quantity of each item because it seems like one minute it’s there, and the next it’s gone! Make sure to grab the goods you love most without much delay!

Photo Source – H&M
Photo Source – H&M

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Baskets + Bins

Bathroom + Laundry Accessories

Candles + Candlesticks

For The Kiddos

Dining, Serving + Kitchen

Towels, Throws, Linens + Pillows

Vases + Pottery

Cute, right? Hope you found something you love! Happy shopping friends… and happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend! Be sure to CLICK HERE and subscribe so you never miss a blog post or giveaway.

Baby Staples’ Nursery Design

Baby Staples’ Nursery Design

Our sweet baby boy is arriving soon. I can hardly believe it! I’ve dreamed of designing a nursery for as long as I can remember. The thought of bringing our baby home to a calm, serene space is so exciting to me!  When I found out we were pregnant I immediately drew up the design for the room. While I wanted to get started right away, I knew I needed to be patient. We are having three baby showers so I have been holding off on purchasing much of anything until at least two of the three have been had! Since our second shower is just two weeks away it’s time to finalize the design and prepare for purchasing. I am seriously so excited it’s finally time! Eee!

bed / art / rug / ladder / lamp / side table / sweater (similar) / leggings / duvet / sheets / throw pillows / quilt / vase / olive stems / curtain rod / curtains

We are due May 2nd and I just know the rest of my third trimester is going to fly by. I’m planning on completing the nursery during March and early April so that we’re ready by the time baby Staples decides to join us. I will be off work all of April so I’ll be able to use that time to organize and finalize all the details in the room. Did someone say Marie Kondo? Yeah. That will be me the whole month, going crazy with the organization! haha.

bed / art / rug / ladder / lamp / side table / sweater (similar) / leggings / duvet / sheets / throw pillows / quilt / vase / olive stems / curtain rod / curtains

I have come up with two nursery design and would love for you to vote on which one you like best! Then I’ll be sure to announce the final design and bring you along in the creative process as we pull the space together.

Nursery Inspiration

Here are a few nursery designs that gave me inspiration for this project!

Photo Sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

My Nursery Designs

And here are the two design I have come up with for our nursery! I was going back and forth between the two and think I’ve finally settled on one, but wanted you to see both and would love to get your feedback!

Design 1

crib / rug (high end trellis rug) (affordable trellis rug) / changing basket / table lamp / be kind banner / life is wonderful poster / dresser / black frame / olive tree / leather stool / clothes rack / curtain / curtain rod / pillow 1 / pillow 2 / pillow 3 / glider and ottoman / floor lamp

Design 2

crib / rug / changing basket / table lamp / be kind banner / life is wonderful poster / dresser / black frame / olive tree / curtain / curtain rod / pillow 1 / pillow 2 / pillow 3 / pillow 4 / pillow 5 / rocking chair / floor lamp

Sooo which do you like better? Comment below or click here and come weigh in over on Instagram. Can’t wait to see which you like best! Thanks for following along and being excited with us. We’re so glad you’re here. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss a post or giveaway!

President’s Day Sales

President’s Day Sales

Weekends are my favorite. But three day weekends packed with amazing sales? Even better! Rounding up all my favorite sales for you below. Click the store link to shop directly or click on the product pictures to shop my top picks! Tons of items from our home are on sale, including our living room rug!

Our Living Room Rug is 50% OFF! Click Here

For The Home

AllModern – Up To 80% Off / Code GOFORIT

Kirkland’s – 30% Off One Item / Code PRESDAY

McGee & Co. – Up to 25% Off Buy More Save More Event / Code Applied At Checkout 

Pier1 – Up To $100 Off Buy More Save More Event / Code PRESIDENT

Pottery Barn – 20% Off + Free Shipping / Code WEEKEND & Up To 70% Off

Target – Up To 25% Off Home

Wayfair – Up To 75% Off

World Market – 15% Off + Free Shipping / Code PRESIDENT15

Fashion Finds

H&M – 30% Off + Free Shipping / Code 3337

DSW Shoes – 20% Off / Code REDHOT

Abercrombie – 50% Off Select Items

American Eagle – 25-60% Off Everything + Free Shipping

Backcountry – Up To 50% Off

Express – 40% Off Everything

LOFT – 40% Off Full Price Items

Madewell – 30% Off Sale Styles / Code BRAVO

Nordstrom – Up To 40% Off

Old Navy – Up To 50% Off Sitewide + An Additional 20% Off At Checkout

Shop Pink Blush – 30% Off Your Order / Code SALE 30

Hope you found something you love! Have a wonderful weekend! make sure to subscribe so you won’t miss a post or a giveaway!

Vintage Rug Review + Family Room Update

Vintage Rug Review + Family Room Update

To be honest, It seemed a little too good to be true. Surely that price point couldn’t actually deliver a quality rug worthy of becoming the focal point of our family room. I couldn’t stop thinking about it though! Whenever I’m thinking of purchasing something I often sit on it for a few days before actually moving forward. I decided to take a bit of a risk and order the rug, hoping it would look as great in person as it did online and that it would also compliment our new space well!

I ordered the 5’X7’6″ Loloi II LAYLLAY rug in the color charcoal and olive to layer over our 8X10 Annie Selke Ivory Woven rug. It only cost me $120.00 and was delivered to our house in two days. Gotta love that Prime shipping! The second I started to unroll the rug I knew it was going to be perfect. The color and pattern couldn’t be better! It provides the room with so much neutral warmth and ties in our black accents well. If you’re asking for my opinion, I think this rug is worthy of being the focal point for any room. I’m so happy I purchased it and can’t wait to finish styling our space and show you all the final reveal! I’m going to do my best to answer some FAQs and give you a glimpse of the true color of the rug as I know it can be confusing online!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the rug blue or black?

The base of the rug is blue, but does not look bright blue, or really that blue at all in person! Like I said, it ties in our black accents well and appears more black on first glance.

Is the rug shiny?

I love the way the light shines on the rug. It reflects the light well and almost becomes brighter in the sun; however, I would not say that it is a shiny rug at all. It has a very nice texture and doesn’t appear cheap.

Is the rug the same one that’s sold on McGee & Co.?

Many of you are asking if the rug listed on McGee & Co. is the same as the rug I purchased. I really don’t know the answer to this one. I’m assuming it is, but photos are deceiving and there’s no way to really know unless you were to order both and compare them side by side. When I set my photo side by side to theirs the pattern was exactly the same, just can’t be quite sure of the color. The reason I ordered this one is because it looked less blue which is what I was looking for!

What is the pile like?

The rug is thin, but not overly so. It’s about what I would expect from a rug of this style. Since I’m layering it, I actually prefer that it’s a little on the thinner side. If you want your rug to be plush and cozy, simply put a rug pad underneath.

Next Up In The Family Room

We’re still waiting on drapes, chairs, a coffee table, and the best part… maybe even new flooring in this space and throughout our hallway and bedrooms! I also think recessed lighting is in order. All of that will slowly come together, but we did get our floor lamp, sofa, and accent table in! Our sofa is the Sitka sofa from Article. We’re going to enjoy the sofa for about a week or so and then I’ll be giving you a full review, but I can tell you now it was pretty much love at first sight! The modern, clean lines and fabric color are just what I was hoping for. The lamp and accent table are from Kirkland’s and their modern farmhouse flare is the perfect compliment to the modern sofa and vintage rug. Another item I plan to add to this room eventually is a the Frame TV. Truly solves our dilemma of having a TV over our fireplace since it allows you to display artwork when you’re not watching something!

Can’t wait to continue styling this space and share the process with all of you! If you want to stay in the loop make sure to subscribe to my blog. I will send blog updates directly to your inbox so you won’t miss a thing!

Have a great weekend friends. Thanks so much for stopping by!

My Amazon Shop

My Amazon Shop

One of my main goals here at Halfway Wholeistic is to provide inspiration for a beautiful life that is both affordable and attainable. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about a splurge here and there, but I think it’s important to maintain a healthy balance when it comes to spending!

Many of you requested that I share more Amazon finds since there are lots of affordable items and they offer free, fast shipping… the best part in my opinion! Today I’m so happy to share my Amazon Influencer page with you guys and highlight a few categories that I’ve started linking products to. I’m excited about these finds and even made my first purchase just yesterday! Click here to see my store!

I purchased this vintage rug for our family room makeover and an super excited about it! The price point is seriously amazing and it is set to arrive this Thursday! See, the quick shipping really is the best part. I know you all hate waiting as much as I do! 

Below I’m highlighting four main categories from the Halfway Wholeistic Amazon page and linking directly to a few of my favorite products. Perfect time to grab a last minute Valentine’s Day gift!

Amazon Home

All my favorite decor and furniture pieces for your home! Click here to see the full page or click on the photos below to shop my favorites.

Click directly on the pictures below to shop

Amazon Women

Affordable fashion and beauty finds for the modern girl. Click here to see the full page or click on the photos below to shop my favorites.

Click directly on the pictures below to shop

Amazon Men

Fashion and technology your guy will love! Click here to see the full page or click on the photos below to shop my favorites.

Click directly on the pictures below to shop

Amazon Baby

Linked everything from my registry that can be found on Amazon! So many cute and practical items for Mom and baby. Click here to see the full page or click on the photos below to shop my favorites.

Click directly on the pictures below to shop


Do you get sale credit if we shop through your Amazon store?

YES! Just like with RewardStyle, the Shop Instagram page on my blog, and my Instagram stories, when you shop on my Amazon page the sale credit will support my blog without any additional cost to you. Thank you so much for going out of your way to shop directly! It’s how I keep things running around here and allows me to continue to provide inspiration for all of you.

How can I find your store again to shop later?

I would suggest saving my store front as a favorite on your computer! You can also get the link in my ‘Amazon’ saved story on my Instagram, and I will also put the link on my ‘Shop Instagram’ page as well!

Will you be purchasing things to give real reviews?

Yes! I purchased two this week and plan to continue purchasing some of the items so I can give you feedback before you buy.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and check it out! I’ll be adding to my Amazon page often so make sure to save the link and check back in now and then!

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Our Master Bedroom Refresh

Our Master Bedroom Refresh
This post is sponsored by The Company Store. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I recently completed a guest bedroom makeover in our home and I must admit, seeing the new bedding in that room had me thinking about replacing ours. We’ve had our bedding for a few years, and being that it’s white, it was starting to show its age. Thought it was time for a quick refresh!

Lucky for me The Company Store is having a white sale. Could there be a more perfect sale for me? haha. I don’t think so! All the pretty white please! I ended up ordering a new set of sheets, duvet, and some bedding accessories to freshen up our bedroom. It’s amazing how big a difference new bedding can make! Everything feels so clean, fresh, and bright!

Good news is there’s still time to shop the white sale over at The Company Store. If you’re in the market for new bedding, this is a great time to purchase very fine quality linens at an affordable price. I’ve listed the exact items I ordered for our home below, or you can shop the sale for yourself here!

Wrinkle Free Duvet Cover

I opted for this wrinkle free duvet cover in white! Our last duvet was linen, which I love the look of but find it harder to maintain. So excited to have a new one that will be a bit less wrinkly and also super easy to wash!

Wrinkle Free Cotton Sheets

These wrinkle free cotton sateen sheets are SO soft and comfortable. Safe to say we’ll be sleeping sound tonight!

Throw Pillows

The white shams came with the duvet set, but I also ordered these throw pillows. They provide just a bit of texture and add to the overall look of our minimalistic bedroom design.

Throw Blankets

The Alpaca Stripe and Belgium Linen throws add texture and build such a beautiful foundation of layers at the end of our bed. When decorating in a monochromatic color scheme, it important to incorporate pretty details like these!

Organic Cotton Blanket

A textured blanket is my favorite detail to add to bed design. Whether you layer it under or over the duvet, the gorgeous texture adds a subtle yet essential statement to the look of the bed. I love the Organic Cotton Blanket from the Company Store for this reason!

There you have it! Our bedroom refresh is complete and feels brand new after adding fresh bedding. Make sure to stop by The Company Store and shop The White Sale that’s going on now!

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Reflecting On 2018 + Our 2019 Project List

Reflecting On 2018 + Our 2019 Project List

Last January I created a list of all the projects I wanted to complete in 2018. The purpose was to outline all of the things I wanted to get done around the house and complete them in an organized way. Today I’m reviewing that list and seeing how we did! Then I’m also sharing the projects we have planned for 2019. Can’t wait to get started and share all the inspo with you!

2018 Project List: What We Planned For Last Year

I’m pretty sure 4/7 is a failing grade, but I’m considering this year a major success! I’m so thankful for all the updates we were able to make in our house this year. Each one has made it feel more like home. And the fact that we didn’t finish every project just means we have a few projects we get to tackle this year and I’m really looking forward to it. Here’s a closer look at the projects we finished last year and what we have planned for 2019.

1. Added Living Room Furniture

I finally feel like our living room is finished. Well, I’d love to add this coffee table but that won’t be happening any time soon 🙂 Anyways, it’s finished for the most part and feel much more complete not that we’ve added the new rug and seating area.

Click Here to shop this space

2. Kitchen Renovation

Whew! Our kitchen renovation was quite the project! I worked really hard to save up for a few kitchen updates last year and I feel like it definitely paid off. This was truly a budget kitchen renovation that proves you don’t need to completely gut your kitchen in order to make a big impact.

Click Here to shop this space

3. Guest Bedroom Makeover

Previously, our guest bedroom housed a 35 year old bed that I painted white and a few other random pieces. Now it is completely furnished and feels so bright and clean!

Click Here to shop this space

4. Finish Master Bedroom (In Progress)

This year we added a new fan and artwork to our master bedroom, so we’re halfway there! I just got in our new bedding and will be adding a rug and permanent decor pieces soon… so stay tuned!

2019 Project List: What We Have Planned For This Year

January + February – Family Room Makeover

Adding new furniture to this space. You can see the design here!

Inspiration For Our Family Room – Photo Source

March – Nursery

Cannot wait to get started on this. I have the design all set and will be sharing soon!

Inspiration For The Nursery – Photo Source

April – Master Bathroom Makeover

We may be teaming up with Wayfair to update our VERY outdated, never-before-seen master bathroom. That would be a fun transformation!

Custom sliding door in bathroom California Traditional Interior Design | Studio McGee Design Blog #InteriorDesignBedroom
Inspiration For The Bathroom – Photo Source

May – Baby Staples Arrives!

We’ll have to play this month by ear, but I can’t wait to be home and spend time with our new little love. I’ll be sharing my baby registry soon!

We’re Having A Baby! See The Original Post Here

June – Office Makeover

This will the last room in our home that needs to be furnished! I would love to have a designated space to go and work… and also a future playroom/homework room for the kiddos!

Inspiration For The Office Photo Source

July + August – Update Interior Doors & Hardware

Our doors need a fresh coat of paint and could use new hinges. The paint is peeling on the door frames and hinges so it would be nice to freshen things up a bit.

Inspiration For Our Interior Doors – Photo Source

September + October – Front Porch Makeover

Hoping to paint the exterior brick white and install a new front door!

Becki Owens White Brick Home Wood Door
Inspiration For Our Exterior – Photo Source

Looking forward to sharing all of these projects with you! I also have a few other things I’m working on. We’re currently working on a plan to re-launch my e-design services and offer online courses for aspiring bloggers. Make sure to subscribe so you stay in the loop!

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Three Tips for Getting Your Greens In

Three Tips for Getting Your Greens In
This post is sponsored by Taylor Farms. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

It’s no secret that fresh veggies are essential to a well-balanced, healthy diet. But when it comes to washing, chopping, and tossing all those veggies do you ever find yourself skipping the salad altogether to avoid the hassle? When I started cooking on my own many years ago (gotta say goodbye to mom’s home cooking at some point!) I found myself searching for ways to cut back on meal prep time without sacrificing a high standard of health. I also wanted to make sure I was getting enough veggies in throughout the day so I made it a goal to eat them at every meal!

If you’re anything like me then you may feel like eating healthy all the time can feel like a chore. It definitely takes some planning and preparation, especially when you’ve got a lot going on! But since going gluten and dairy free about six years ago I’ve learned a few things that have made it just a little more doable. So today I thought it would be fun to share three tips for getting your greens in! I’m sharing the three things I do each week to make sure I’m getting my veggie fix. Hope you find them helpful!

1. Start With A Green Smoothie For Breakfast

I eat a green protein smoothie every single morning for breakfast. Starting my day off with greens sets the tone for the day, making me feel healthy and encouraged to keep it up the rest of the day. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a good bowl of cereal, but I just made a decision not to eat those types of foods anymore (you can read about my reasons why here)… and I must say it’s worth it! I’ll drop my smoothie recipe below if you want to try it out. It’s both healthy and tasty!

  • 2 Cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/3 Cup Crushed Ice
  • 1 Cup Baby Spinach
  • 1 Cup Baby Kale
  • 1/3 Frozen Banana (I buy fresh bananas, peel and break them into thirds, and freeze them in a Ziploc)
  • 3 Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder (Vanilla)
  • 1 Scoop Collagen Peptides (Everyone should be drinking this daily!)

Place all ingredients in the blender and mix together. Add almond milk as needed.

2. Prepare Taylor Farms Salad Kits for Lunch & Dinner

One of the main ways I get my greens in at lunch and dinner is by preparing the Taylor Farms salad kits. Jordan and I started buying these three years ago when we got married and have been enjoying them ever since! I’m telling you, they are not only healthy and easy to prepare, but they are so delicious! I usually buy about three per week because they have all different options to pair with whatever you’re cooking for dinner. We’ve tried just about every kit and they’re all just as good as the next.  But in case you’re looking for a place to start, I highly recommend the sweet kale, caesar, wedge, and sunflower crunch.

One thing I love about the Taylor Farms salad kits is that everything is included in one easy to use package. Gone are the days of a fridge full of half-used salad dressings and wilting veggies. The packages stay fresh all week long so we can use them as needed without any waste. They save well after preparation so I take the leftovers to work the next day to eat at lunch! And did I already mention how easy they are to prepare? You simply open the packages, mix, and toss. This saves me so much time and cuts back on wasted salad fixings!

3. Prepare Veggies To Grab On The Go

In addition to the salad kits that I eat at lunch and dinner, I also make sure to buy fresh veggies when I go grocery shopping. But don’t stop there! I always chop them up on Sunday evenings and put them in our refrigerator organizers so I can grab them easily when I want a snack. This keeps me from reaching into the cupboard for all those easy to reach snacks. Dipping your veggie sticks in almond butter or hummus is also a great option if you want to spice things up a bit!

Can’t wait for you to try these tips and let me know what you think… Especially the Taylor Farms salad kits if you haven’t tried them already. They’re SERIOUSLY delicious! Let me know which one is your favorite!