The Best Gift You Could Give


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 WALMART+ FOR SPONSORING TODAY’S POST AND HELPING US Make the holiday season magical for those we love

I’ve done it y’all.  I have figured out the BEST gift you could possibly give someone this holiday season.  You’re thinking “no way”, right?  But I really have.  You wanna know what it is???

Time.

It’s the gift of TIME!!  I mean doesn’t everyone want (and frankly, NEED) more time!  I don’t know anyone in my life that doesn’t wish they had more time on their hands.
So.  I’m sure you wondering how, exactly, could we possibly give the gift of time.  It’s simple.  We help take away a few of the looong, mundane, time-consuming responsibilities  we all have as adults, parents, etc., so that the people we love can replace them with the things they WANT to be doing! Like reading, exercising, playing with their kids, going to see a movie! Whatever! It’s their time, and you just gifted them more of it!

Okay, so if you’re still wondering HOW??? The answer is…gift them a Walmart+ Membership.  It’s not crazy….hear me out here.

The best gift ever

It’s been no secret that over the past 18 months or so I’ve been obsessed with my Walmart+ Membership.  But do you know WHY?  It’s not just because they have unlimited free delivery from my local store ($35 min., restrictions apply), or because I get member prices on fuel, or because Mobile Scan & Go is awesome, (although I do LOOOOOVE all those membership benefits).  It’s because it has given me TIME back in my life!

I don’t spend hours a month at the grocery store.  I don’t spend hours every month behind the windshield driving from here to there to make sure everyone in the family has what they need.  Instead, I spend a few minutes, filling my online cart, and then my order simply shows up.  No dealing with crowds, no waiting in lines, no driving all over town, no sitting in traffic.  Just click and bam.  It’s at my door. (Did I mention that by default I also save money on gas…) ☺️

And if you’re still not convinced, let’s take a look at this past year in review.  Here are just a few of the amazing things I’ve been able to accomplish this year thanks to my Walmart+ Membership.  Which one was your FAVE???

A year in review

Was it That time we had groceries and activities delivered straight to our campsite?

Or that time we made shark cupcakes for our shark week party?

Or maybe IT was
last Christmas when I made my mom’s homemade fudge recipe and got stuff to decorate cookies for Santa?

Perhaps it was when we made our own homemade ice cream bar?? ( I’m pretty sure this was the kids’ favorite 🤩)

Or maybe it was when we created our beautiful and fresh summer tablescape for those fabulous pool parties!

Was it when we finally found luggage for our Europe trip? Or when i decorated for fall too early? 😂

Or maybe it was when the dead delivered all my ingredients to make my Spooky Halloween Tray.

Or could it have been my most recent super sweet Thanksgiving Spread??

Hopefully you guys get the idea here. 😂 I’ve used my Walmart+ Membership countless times this year and it has given me so much more time back in my life!  I just want you to do the same for yourself!  You deserve it!!!

Not only is the membership convenient, but the groceries (and more) arrive fresh, quickly, and exactly when/where I need them to!  So do yourself, and your loved ones a favor this month, and give them time back in their busy lives!  I promise, they will LOVE you for it!!


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Happy Holidays Friends! I love you guys!

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Fall Home Decor

Fall Home Decor

Y’all.  Our favorite time of year is FINALLY upon us!!  I heard on the radio today that it’s only 93 days until CHRISTMAS!!!  But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, lol.  We absolutely CANNOT skip all the fall festivities!  If you follow me on Instagram, you already know how much I love fall.  Literally, everything about it! But one of my favorite things about it is the decor!  #Gimmealllllllthepumpkins!!!!


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 Walmart FOR SPONSORING TODAY’S POST AND HELPING US create The coziest fall home

inspiration

Now, full disclosure here.  This year I had a harder time getting motivated to get up in that 100º attic to pull down all my pumpkins.  Call it age, call it laziness, call it I was too busy binge watching my latest Netflix addiction.  I honestly don’t know, but this year I decorated later than I ever have!  Usually I’m done before August is even over.  This year, halfway through September and it still looked like summer up in here.  All that to say, I finally got my butt in gear and found my motivation.  Wanna know where??  Walmart Home! They have some great Fall Decor this year, but as strange as this sounds….the bulk of my motivation was found inside the jar of a perfectly smelling fall candle!  Crazy, I know, but it always blows me away how smells can evoke such feelings!

Fall Home Decor



So, of course, I bought the candle and the inspiration just rolled on from there!

You guys shared with me the other day that many of you were also struggling to get motivated to decorate for the season so I decided to share some of my favorite fall decor picks from Walmart Home in the hopes it gets you guys motivated the way it did for me!  The fall home trends Walmart Home is offering this season are so warm and inviting!  And of course because it’s Walmart, it’s all affordable and can be found both in store and online!

My fall Favorites

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Happy Fall-ifying Friends!  Hope this helps get those autumn-lovin’ wheels a’turnin’!


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Oh and if you’re looking for more inspo, check out my other post Autumn Decor Round-Up: Simple Ways to Bring Fall Into Your Home w/out Breakin’ the Bank! ORRRRR if you prefer something spookier, I also have this post, How To Create A Spooky Tablescape—{Instantly Up Your Halloween Game With This Easy Trick!} where I share some fun Halloween decorating ideas!

 

Talk soon buddies!

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Affordable Spring Home Decor

Affordable Spring Refresh for Your Home {All Available at Wal-Mart!}

Wow, you guys!  Wal-Mart has SERIOUSLY stepped up their game in the Home Decor department over the last couple years.  Every season I’m more and more impressed with the fun goodies they come out with!!  So, of course they were my go-to when I started shopping around for affordable spring decor!!

If you remember, I did a Wal-Mart Holiday Round-Up a few months back.  Well, y’all loved that one so much I thought I’d do another one for Spring!!  Pluuuuusss….I may have mentioned this already, (if you follow me on Insta, you know I haven’t stopped mentioning it 😂) but I’m so sick of Winter at this point that I’m literally trying to bury myself in all things Spring!  I’m trying to will it here with ALL my might!!

So, because I’m already working on Springifying my home, (and bc tomorrow officially kicks of the start of my second favorite season) I thought I’d share some of the inspiration I’ve pulled from, and give y’all some ideas for refreshing yours!

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Affordable Wal-Mart Christmas Finds: Buffalo Plaid Edition

If you’re feelin’ the Buffalo Plaid pattern for Christmas this year, boy do I have a treat for you!! I’ve rounded up some ADORABLE buffalo check holiday decor, and guess what….it’s ALL from WAL-MART!!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼  Cute AND affordable?! Count me in!

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