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!
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. 😍
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.)
2018 Halloween Tablescape
2018 Halloween Tablescape
2018 Halloween Tablescape
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).
So I just looked at the date that I originally started this blog post. April 19th, 2019. Ha. 🤦🏻♀️ Guess I got busy, ya know, with school wrapping up, vacationing in Italy, all while planning and preparing for a move across country! 🤯🤯🤯 (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, or that I even moved, lol, I share all about it in this previous post. ) . Needless to say, lol, life has been a little crazy the last few months. I’m sorry that it’s taken me soooooo long to share the details of our super simple DIY photo gallery wall! I updated this wall not too long before we had to move and I absolutely fell in love with it!! I’m going to recreate this exact same look in our new home! Which we officially move into NEXT WEEK!!!! (Champagne waterfalls everywhere!!)
Hey hey Friends!! It’s here! Your Weekly Steals for August Week 3!
It’s the last Monday before school starts for this crazy crew. My kids are so excited!! I’m dreading it! I don’t really know why exactly. It may be because both my kids get incredibly anxious and cry anytime they have to be somewhere new without out us. There are so many new things they’re going to be exposed to: new schools, new buses, a new house, new teachers, new new new new. I think I’m nervous about how they’re going to adjust, how they’ll be treated, if they’ll be happy…you know, all the “mom” things. That, plus I hate setting my alarm. Haha. That’s the selfish part. Anyway!! I know many of you have started this week or will be starting soon, so good luck to all of you and your littles!!
Okay I did it! I put together a Back to School Sales roundup for those of you who still have shopping to do before our favorite little people (or our once little but now big people) head back out to learn some things. I decided not to include actual school supplies (pencils, pens, markers, etc.) because I think most of that is pretty self explanatory. Instead, I tried to focus more on clothing, shoes, larger supplies (backpacks, lunchboxes, etc.), and dorm goodies.
Please note that a lot of these Back To School Sales have expiration dates so you better snag what you need before time runs out!
Howdy ho y’all! Your Weekly Steals for the second week of August have arrived!! (If you wanna go back and take a peek at Week 1, HERE it is!) I just can’t believe we’re cruising into Week 2 already!!🤯🤯🤯 I am NOT ready for the school year to start! I mean, it feels like summer just started! 😭😭😭 My daughter is going into 1st Grade in just a few days and we haven’t even moved into the new house yet! Because of that, we’re going to have to commute for the first 2 weeks, and y’all….I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be downright painful. Waking up a 6 year old and a 4 year old at 5:30am EVERY. DAY!!!! Send prayers. And coffee. And lots of wine.
I’ve been promising y’all forever that I was going to start a blog series on parties, events, and cake decorating! Well, finally, here it is!! Part 1!! If you guys follow me on Instagram, then you probably already know that we (my mom, MIL and me) just made my daughter THE COOLEST two-tiered unicorn cake for her 6th birthday. The amazing response I got after sharing that cake is what finally made me sit down & start this series!! So THANK Y’ALL!!!
I’m so excited to share with you guys over the next few weeks, some of the parties me, my mom, and my sister have hosted together and/or for each other, and for our littles over the last 5+ years! I hope y’all enjoy!!
Rugs. I’m not gonna lie y’all. When it comes to rugs…I always drop the ball! Not because I don’t know how to pick ’em, but because they’re always the LAST thing I think of when it comes to home decor. I am so ashamed to say I have like 3 rugs in my house right now! I know. It’s basically a crime. We have so much wood floor in our house and I only have, MAYBE, 5% of it covered. No wonder my house is cold and my feet always hurt, lol 😂.
Seriously though, I’ve been searching high and low for rugs over these last few weeks and was THRILLED to see that Amazon not only has GREAT options, but they’re SUPER affordable too!! And because I liked what I saw while I was perusing the infinite webspace that is The Amazon Marketplace (seriously, they have SO MUCH STUFF), I decided it might be helpful to go ahead and round-up my absolute fave farmhouse-style finds to share them with you guys as well!!
Well, as ready as I am, I can tell you it’s absolutely no where in sight for those of us here in the Chicagoland area. But, rather than wish away the weeks, I’m actually soaking up these beautiful snow covered views we’ve had the last few days/weeks. Y’all, I’ve never seen snow so glittery!! It literally looks like billions of diamonds covering the ground and trees. It’s absolutely breathtaking.
All that said, I’m still lookin forward to the warmer temps, bright colors, and sweet sweet smells of spring.
I’ve already started brainstorming the aesthetic I’m going for this spring, and while doing that, a light bulb went off! Y’all are always asking me where I get my faux greenery and floral, so as I was shopping around for my spring inspiration, I thought I’d throw a blog post together for y’all to share some of my favorite affordable floral finds!! And the truth is, even though I found these items while brainstorming my spring design plan, most (if not all) of these items would work very nicely for ANY season!! Y’all know I love versatility in my decor!! So the fact that this collection of faux floral and greenery could work all year-round is just an added bonus!!
Because I know the cost of floral and greenery can add up, I made sure to only add items that were super affordable—and where do you think I went to look for these goodies?! T.J. Maxx of course!!! (No, this is NOT sponsored, I just love that their decor is so fairly priced, super on trend, and AVAILABLE ONLINE!! I’m a fan of shopping from my couch if you couldn’t tell, lol.