My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks


Before we jump in, as always, I just wanna say real quick, THANK YOU SO SO MUCH for any and all affiliate links that you may use throughout this post.  I appreciate MORE THAN YOU know when you support the brands that help to support this little blog & our little fam!!

Good morning my dears!  As promised I’ve rounded up all my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks for 2020.  My favorite all around categories this year were shoes and comfies (both athletic wear and comfy casuals).  There are a few really great sweater options as well if you’re shopping for those.  I have plenty still in great condition from last year’s sale so I won’t be snagging too much in that arena.  If you are planning on splurging a little this year, I HIGHLY recommend the Barefoot Dreams cardigans (you really only need one).  They are a DREAM, literally.  The most comfortable, cozy, warm and snuggly sweater I own!

Okay, so let’s jump right in here!  I have not been able to go to the actual store to do a try on (early access for me starts 8/13) but I wanted to make sure and share this with y’all early enough so you can start planning/budgeting anything you plan to buy.  Things go SUPER FAST in this sale once it opens to all cardholders.

Shoes

Alright, let’s talk shoes first. (Also, I should note, nearly EVERY pair of shoes below comes in at least one other color option, so if you like the style but prefer a different color, click the photo to see what other options there are).


Sweaters & Cardigans

Many of my sweater picks come in other color/pattern options as well.

 


Athletic Wear, Comfies, and Casuals


Jackets & Coats


Tops & T-Shirts

All these are great options to layer under a light jacket or cardigan!  I love layering button-up shirts under an open cardigan. So cute!


Dresses, Skirts, and Jumpsuits


Beauty & Accessories


 

Alright friends.  Well that sums it up!! I hope you guys found that super helpful!! One thing I want to make sure everyone knows….yes, these are sale prices, but you save even more money by getting nothing!! LOL!  I just don’t want anyone to feel like they HAVE to shop or keep up with Jones’s.  If you have a budget for a fall/winter wardrobe and love the styles, then go for it!! Don’t stress or put you or your family in a pinch just because you see others out there shopping until they drop!  You do you and we’ll love you just the same!!

Talk soon buddies!

My Rustic Retreat Signing Off

 

 

3 ways to update your space

3 Simple Ways to Refresh Your Space & Start Loving It NOW!

Could it really be that easy?  3 simple ways to refresh your space?  Yes!  It can!!  I’m not talking major overhaul here either.  There are, in my humble opinion,  3 things you can add, or change, in a space that will completely change the look and feel of the room.  Can you guess what they are?  As I share them with y’all, I’m going to give you examples of each so you can see what I mean.

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DIY Boy Bedroom Makeover

Boys Bedroom Makeover & Refresh


Before we jump in, as always, I just wanna say real quick, THANK YOU SO SO MUCH for any and all affiliate links that you may use throughout this post.  I appreciate MORE THAN YOU know when you support the brands that help to support this little blog & our little fam!!
Also, a HUGE thanks to eBay for sponsoring today’s post and our fun bedroom makeover project!! 

Yay!! It’s FINALLY finished!!! We wrapped up E’s bedroom makeover today and he couldn’t be happier with the results!!!  (See my Instagram stories for his reaction 😂).  I have to say y’all, this was one of the EASIEST projects I’ve ever done!  Probably because there was very little paint or woodworking involved, lol.  The “hardest” part was the peel and stick wallpaper I added, but even that wasn’t hard…just sticky 😂😂.   Seriously though, this project now has me motivated to knock out my daughter’s bedroom next!

Boys Room Update and Inspiration

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Neutral Summer Decor From Amazon

Morning Friends!  Two posts in one week?!  Who am I, right?!  Well, this is a post I’ve been meaning to do for a while now and just hadn’t gotten around to it.  But! The important thing is,  it’s here now!!  Lol.  I wanted to make sure and get it out to y’all before our first day of summer officially arrives!!  Plus, you guys have been asking for ideas for neutral summer decor from Amazon so I’m happy to oblige!

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The Best Educational Games for Kids

 

It’s #Quarantine2020 y’all and I think ALL of us are doing anything and everything we can to try and keep our minds and bodies as busy as possible.  I know at least for me, when I’m keeping occupied and the kids are kept entertained, it makes this prison-like-sitch a little easier on all of us.

Now if y’all’s households are anything like mine, you have one (or multiple) kids who love school and one (or multiple) kids who do NOT.  That said, I’m always looking for ways to incorporating learning for the kiddos that doesn’t feel forced or overly structured.  Basically, less like school and more like fun.

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Playroom Organization and Makeover

Kids Playroom Makeover & Organization Ideas

Y’all this kids playroom organization and makeover project was looooong overdue in the Cantu household.  Imma be reaaaaaal honest with y’all and let you know that my breaking point was when I realized I was doing waaaaay more yelling at the kids to clean up their mess than I was actually making the mess WITH them!  I was fed up with spending my time cleaning (or begging them to clean) instead of being there, present, in the moment playing with them.  I’ve heard it, felt it, and know it, but sometimes I still need to remind myself….these little years are fleeting and I want nothing more than to enjoy these few years where they actually WANT me around! (I know those teenage years are just around the corner.)  I don’t want to look back and regret the time spent worrying about the mess instead of enjoying it!

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CHEAP & Easy DIY Filing Cabinet Makeover

Oh hey! It’s me! I only completed this cheap and easy DIY project like 4 months ago so it’s totally appropriate to be sharing now, right?  Sorry!!! I know, I’m sooooo bad at this!  I finally got these hideous filing cabinets painted and styled right in time for baby showers, birthdays, and the holiday season and then just TOTALLY bailed on sharing them with y’all.  Well, hopefully y’all don’t hate me and are still interested in seeing how I did it!

Easy DIY Filing Cabinet Makeover to Refresh Office

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The Best Amazon Sweaters For Fall & Winter

I know it’s a little later than intended (thanks so much for y’all’s patience with me over the last few weeks) but here it is!  Finally!  The Best Amazon Sweaters for both Fall AND Winter!! I’ve rounded up not just my faves, but also those that have AMAZING reviews, are super affordable, AND can be worn into the winter, and maybe even spring months!  YAY!

A few of these I already own, and a few are in my cart for purchase!  I’m really feeling the chunky turtleneck sweaters this season. 😍

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DIY Christmas Tree Stand

DIY Christmas Tree Box with Raised Platform {+ Discount Code}

Okay so you’ve found the PERFECT Christmas tree, and you’ve been searching high and low for that box stand that will go with it perfectly…..annnnnnd you come up short again and again.   That’s EXACTLY what happened to me!  I finally found my perfect tree for our foyer in the new house, (it’s the King of Christmas 10′ King Douglas Fir Slim ) and I just could not find the right Christmas tree box to match it.  So, when ya can’t find it, DIY it!!

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Please Ignore the Plug 🙂 

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Creating a Spooky Halloween Tables Setting

How To Create A Spooky Tablescape—{Instantly Up Your Halloween Game With This Easy Trick!}

Huge thank you to Penguin Dry Ice for sponsoring today’s post!  And an even BIGGER thank you to you guys for supporting the brands that support this little blog and our little fam!  You guys help keep things running around here and we appreciate it more than you know!!

It’s Hocus Pocus time witches!!  I absolutely LOVE this time time of year!!  The pumpkins, the leaves, the crisp smelling air, the spooky, and of course THE WITCHES!  If you’ve been following for a while you know every year I create a spooky tablescape.  Well this year….I wanted to up my Halloween game!  (See last year’s photos below.)

As much as I loved my spooky tablescape last year, I knew this year I wanted to step up the creepy just a bit.  My kids are getting older and they LOVE Halloween as much as I do so I wanted to do something fun and creative for them (and for me lol).

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Before Penguin Dry Ice

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