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There are two things I feel like I need in my house at all times.
Fresh flowers and scented candles.
Today I am sharing one of my new candle loves Glint Candles. This is such a great concept you guys! Do you ever love the scent of a candle but not the packaging or vice versa? I have that issue. I like my candles to add to my decor and have a scent I love at the same time.
Here’s how Glint Candles works.
• Choose your candle size
• Choose your scent
•Choose your stamp
All candles are 100% soy and handmade with essential oils or high quality soy based fragrance and have a cotton wick.
The fragrance selections are unique and sport fun names like “Quick & Dirty” or “Man of Few Words”. I love the stamp choices too. They are pretty quirky and fun!
Here’s some of my favorites:
I decided to go with their limited edition Valentine’s Day candle. What can I say? I was in a lovey-dovey kind of mood. I choose the Summer Love scent made up of cherry blossom blended with apple, hydrangea, and a splash of peach.
This candle smells pretty tremendous! It smells natural and not too perfume-y. I love cherry blossom and it has just the right mix of fruit and flower added in.
Now you can enter to win a custom candle from Glint Candles!! Just use the Rafflecopter widget below.
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You can also follow Glint Candles on Instagram and Pinterest.
Oh, and seriously– the couple behind Glint Candles… ADORABLE! You can read all about them here.
I’d like to thank Glint Candles for providing my candle for this review. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.
Just one more thing…
I’d love for you to come over to my friend Julia’s blog Cuckoo 4 Design today. I’m blog crashing for her Living Pretty with your Pets series. If you need a quick cute puppy fix– this is where you need to be!
I’d like to thank HomeRight for sponsoring this post.
I got my painting on this weekend. We worked more on the boys’ bedrooms. Let me tell you something! This was the quickest and easiest paint job ever! What made it that way are my HomeRight PaintSticks.
You will also have a chance to enter to win your own HomeRight EZ-Twist and get details on how to enter The HomeRight EZ-Twist Challenge.
I saved sooooo much time! For example, this wall in my son’s bedroom only took me 2 minutes to paint! Are you curious?
Here’s the scoop! The HomeRight PaintStick is designed with saving time and eliminating mess in mind. As you can see, I didn’t even put a drop cloth down. I didn’t need to.
Here’s how it works. Your PaintStick comes with a fill tube. You place the fill tube directly in your paint can and it clips to the side.
Then, you place your PaintStick on the fill tube and pull the handle back and it feeds paint into your PaintStick.
As you roll your paint on your walls you just press the bottom of the paint tube when you need to add more paint. It goes on even and smooth and the roller is lint free.
So easy! I love this so much because you aren’t making a mess using paint trays and dripping rollers. You also are not wasting any paint, because what you don’t use in your PaintStick you can just add back into your paint can. Such a great product!
I saved so much time painting the walls that I was even able to paint the ceilings and all the trim!
The HomeRight PaintStick comes in 3 options. The HomeRight PaintStick is great for walls and ceilings. The HomeRight PaintStick Mini is perfect for smaller jobs or tighter areas. The Homeright PaintStick EZ-Twist is the latest and greatest. It also comes with a paint can cover.
The makeovers on the boys’ rooms are coming along. I don’t want to give away too much yet, but I have one little boy who is very happy and loving his new desk we surprised him with last night.
We got a few things off the list so far for this makeover:
Paint walls, ceiling, and trim
New area rug
New light fixture
Build storage & shelving
Now you have a chance to win a HomeRight EZ-Twist PaintStick! Just use the Rafflecopter widget below for your chance to enter.
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Being a HomeRight Brand Ambassador, I get to share the HomeRight products I love with you guys and today I get to share an exciting contest too! Now that you know all about how great the HomeRight PaintSticks are– HomeRight wants to see your projects!
All you have to do to enter the contest is make a short video showing how you used your HomeRight PaintStick and feature your project.
The PaintStick EZ-Twist Challenge runs from today, March 3rd-May 30th.
And the prizes are good!
1st Place iPad Air 64 G WiFi version (valued at $699)
2nd Place $200 Cash
3rd Place $100 Cash
For your videos: PaintSticks, EZ-Twist, and Minis are available at Amazon, homedepot.com or Lowe’s.
You can get all the details, the entry form, and official rules here: http://www.homeright.com/homeright-paintstick-ez-twist-challenge-contest
For more PaintStick inspiration check out the HomeRight Brand Ambassadors:
11 Magnolia Lane, Infarrantly Creative, Makely Home, My Re-purposed Life, Not Just a Housewife, Rain on a Tin Roof, Simply Designing, The Pennington Point, The Shabby Creek Cottage
This is a sponsored post. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.
I’d like to thank HomeRight for sponsoring this post.
Howdy! Today, I am talking about love. The kind of love that comes from a husband…and a steam mop.
I am sharing my favorite new HomeRight product, the HomeRight SteamMachine Plus. You will also have a chance to win one of your own at the end of this post!
The SteamMachine Plus Multi-purpose Steam Mop is an ideal tool to use on floors! It is a natural, safe, chemical-free way to clean. It kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria including e-coli, salmonella, and staph. The handle also folds down for easy storage and the steamer is handheld too. It comes with an array attachments to get the job done. It isn’t just for floors though, it has so many other features.
Before, we get into all that…let’s talk love.
Love is a man who will change out of his pajamas on a relaxing Saturday morning to stand on the front steps of your home in broad daylight with the front door wide open to take pictures of his wife mopping the floor and might I add — doesn’t even think twice about it –so you can get this shot:
Love is also realizing that a steam mop can get your floor even cleaner from the day before when you mopped it with a regular mop and cleaner…
This was just after mopping one pass! At first, I was a little upset. Not at the steam mop…(pssst! I love you steam mop!!) more at the fact that I just mopped this floor the day before.
So, I had to ponder:
a) I am not as great as a housekeeper as I have always thought.
b) That my kids are just really that dirty and track in that much grossness in a day’s time
c) That this HomeRight SteamMachine Plus ROCKS.
i totally think it’s C. Let’s talk this out.
My entry way is used a couple of times a day. We have a jute rug that covers the floor and catches all the stuff that the kids and Zoey, our puppy, bring in.
So, to give this steam mop the true test of clean, I used it on this floor that I just mopped the day before…just to see…I wasn’t even going to blog it…I was going to use it on my bathroom floor that I knew was ready for a clean.
So, here’s the bonus. You are just using steam. No chemicals or cleaners. It sanitizes and cleans. I am becoming a quick believer that steam is the only clean.
The HomeRight SteamMachine Plus is really easy to use.
one–detach and fill the water tank
two–attach the water tank, plug it in, and turn it on
three–wait 25 seconds or less for the blue light to turn on…that means it’s ready
Another feature I really love about this steam mop is that the mop attachment is angled and it swivels so you can fit in corners and along walls easily.
I was pretty amazed at how much grossness came off the floor. Once you are done, you can just pop the mop pad in the wash for future uses. It also comes with another mop pad so you are ready to go!
You can take the steam machine out and use it as a handheld steam cleaner too. It can clean all kinds of things. Grout, hard to reach areas, countertops, tile, glass, ovens, carpet– you can even steam garments and fabric. I steamed my curtains because I had wrinkles that were bothering me! Worked like a charm!
I used the smaller brush attachment to see if I could get a stain off the floor that we have not been able to get off with any cleaner. We inherited the stain with the house and we have no idea what it is. I wish it could talk and I could ask it, “What are you and where did you come from.”
Guess what? It worked! I was so happy!!
HomeRight never ceases to amaze me! I love this company and all their ingenius products!!
Now it’s your turn to enter to win a HomeRight SteamMachine Plus! Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below. You can get up to 5 entries.
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Interested in more HomeRight products? I love them! Check out my post about the HomeRight Steam Machine and the HomeRight Finish Max Paint Sprayer.
Also, Christy at 11 Magnolia Lane is also giving away a HomeRight SteamMachine Plus on her blog too. Stop over for another chance to win!!
This is a sponsored post for HomeRight. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.
Howdy! Today, I am sharing my new moo.com business cards. The fab people at moo.com are also giving away business cards to two lucky winners!! You can enter the giveaway at the end of the post.
I was so delighted when moo.com contacted me to review some of their business cards. With the blog redesign, I wanted cards that had my new logo and had a sleeker look. I decided to design my own cards so that they would reflect my brand. It was so easy to use their website. I uploaded my design and they even had an option to add a QR code to my cards. Love that!
I also went with a front and back design.
Once I placed my order, my cards were shipped out within a couple of days. I received 50 Classic Business Cards and they came in a nice card case too! That was a bonus. The case is great for holding all my cards and I can take it with me when I’m out and about. There is also a spot to keep cards from other businesses. It fits nicely in my desk drawer too.
They had a lot of selections online if you don’t want to design your own cards. You can also use their templates and add in your own images and logos. The QR code option is great, especially for bloggers and website owners. So handy for blogging conferences!
I love my new business cards! You guys are getting a very tiny sneak peek of my office space today. I love to keep some business cards in a bowl on top of my desk for mailings.
The front of my cards have all my contact and blog info. On the backs, I decided to add a little saying to them that fits my style.
The Classic Business Cards are a really nice weight too. They also feel nice and smooth to the touch and are thicker than the business cards I have ordered in the past.
Now it’s your turn!! Enter to win a set of 50 Classic Business Cards from moo.com. Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below. You can get up to 5 entries. 2 winners will be selected and contacted by email when the giveaway ends.
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I’d like to thank the folks at moo.com for offering such a great giveaway! Good luck you guys!!
This is a product review. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.
This is a sponsored post and review for Home Right. All opinions are 100%mine.
Today I am sharing my review of the Home Right Steam Machine and a Giveaway!! You will have a chance to win your very own Home Right Steam Machine too!!
I just used it to remove wallpaper in my very ugly, very oak-y, very out-dated bathroom that we are remodeling. It worked like a dream. Definitely the easiest time I’ve had removing wallpaper EVER!
Before I get into all that, I wanted to share everything the Home Right Steam Machine can do. It can clean bathroom shower doors, fireplace doors, and windows. It can sanitize bathroom and kitchen fixtures in hard to reach places. It can remove grease and grime from grills and ovens. It can clean marble, granite, ceramic tile, vinyl, linoleum, and stained concrete. It can remove wallpaper. You can even steam certain fabrics. Are you blown away yet!?!
I love products that make my life easier! Don’t you? Plus, this is a chemical-free way to clean. It sanitizes and kills 99% of all germs and bacteria.
I used my Home Right Steam Machine to remove the wallpaper in my bathroom this past weekend.
To remove wallpaper, you use the steam plate attachment as seen in the photo above.
After you attach your steam plate, you are going to add your water into your steam machine with the funnel and measuring cup that is provided. There is a chart in your instructions that tells you how much water to add for how much time.
Here’s the ugly wallpaper border I am removing in our bathroom. To tell you the truth, I was not excited about removing this. I have removed wallpaper before and it was a lot of elbow grease and hard work. Just wait you guys! This was beyond easy!!
Once the orange light is off you are ready to roll. You just place the steam plate on your paper and hold the handle down. Then you press the trigger and steam for 20-30 secs. I kept a putty knife at my side and just removed the paper after I steamed each section. It came off like butter!!! I kid you not!! I was amazed.
This is the hands down easiest way to remove wallpaper!!! I have a whole wall of paper to remove in our basement hallway and I am not dreading it now!
I got this done so fast! I love that I am not damaging my walls and II didn’t have to buy any wallpaper remover and deal with the smell and harsh chemicals.
Enter to win a Home Right Steam Machine by following the instructions below.
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Check out all the great products on the Home Right website: http://www.homeright.com/
If you want to see the Home Right Steam Machine in action check out my Home Right Steam Machine Removes Wallpaper video on YouTube.
This is a sponsored post and review for Home Right. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.
Good Morning!! Today I am announcing the winner of the Mohawk Rug Giveaway!! We just love our new Mohawk rug that we added to our son’s room! You can see our full review here: Our New Mohawk Rug and a GIVEAWAY!!
AND THE WINNER IS…
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Congrats Erin! I will be getting in touch with you soon via email so you can pick out your own Mohawk rug!
I’d like to thank Mohawk for sponsoring this post and giveaway. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! I missed you guys!!
Today, I am happy to be back after my little break to share some plans with you and offer you a chance to win a new area rug courtesy of Mohawk Flooring!
There’s been a lot of planning going on around here with the arrival of 2014. Our house is a fixer-upper and there are plenty of rooms and areas we have yet to tackle. As our family grows and changes, our home is doing the same. Dave and I have been discussing the immediate needs and are laying out the things we would like to work on in 2014. We will be sharing all of that this week, but for today we are focusing on our boys.
The Problem. Being a mom is one of the greatest blessings and joys of my life. Early on, Dave and I wanted our boys to share a room for a while. Once our little guy, Sam , was out of his crib we had fun creating a room for him to share with his big brother. Things change though. As great as it has been to see them bond and hear their late night talks, we were having some issues. WE MAKE GIANT CHILDREN. A twin bed wasn’t cutting it for our teenage sized 10-year-old. This prompted us to give them separate rooms ahead of schedule. We were a little heart-broken at first, but change usually works out to be a good thing.
The Plan. I had separate “consultations” with both boys regarding their new room designs. It was the cutest thing ever. I had them each go through some room images that I selected to see what they were drawn to. I first met with Bman, our oldest. He loves science, building things, travel and art. It was no surprise to me that he loved spaces with bold geometric rugs, orange, and space-age touches. Next, I had him list all the things he wanted to see in his room. He is requesting more storage, a large workspace, and extra seating. We are going to work in some existing things, but there will be a lot of painting, building, and a few surprises ahead.
Our jumping off point for his room is this Stylin Ogee Rug in Paprika from Mohawk. We measured his room and the 96×120 size works perfectly.
Stylin Ogee Rug by Mohawk Flooring
It has the geo pattern that Bman loves and the colors are perfect for his taste. It also comes in a larger size and fits his room perfectly. It is the first thing we have placed in his room and he loves it! The mom in me loves that it is really well-made and easy to clean, because as we all know, boys are messy!
This rug is super soft and plush. The boys love playing on it!
There are quite a few changes ahead for this room. Some things that will remain are the dresser nightstand (it will just get a makeover), some of the bedding including the organic orange blanket and duvet, and the DIY Map Art we made.
The Design. It all began with the right rug. Here’s some of the selections that we have decided on:
I love the design plans we have for him. I am so excited to makeover each room and I am thinking about doing a big reveal so it is a surprise to them. Not sure if that will work with our schedule, but I’d love to do it that way. We are gearing up to finish his room makeover soon. Next, I will paint and then we will move to lighting and our building projects.
Now it’s your turn to enter to win your own new 5×8 Mohawk area rug valued at $150 or under of your choice!
Check out all the different styles of Mohawk area rugs at http://www.mohawkhome.com. Just follow the instructions to enter the giveaway below:
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I love supporting and sharing Made In USA. You can see the Mohawk Home Still Made in the USA video for all the details.
Today, I am sharing one of the things I adore and have a great giveaway for you!! The new addition to our bedroom for fall is the MINI Templeton from White Faux Taxidermy.
Have you heard of White Faux Taxidermy??? I bet you have! I’m slightly obsessed. That might be an understatement.
You all know how I love to add in some nature inspired accents to my decor… Well, White Faux Taxidermy or WFT has the best selection of faux animal decor. You guys will love it!!
I was feeling a little cabin inspired for our fall bedroom update and this MINI Templeton is the perfect addition. It’s woodland yet modern and looks great against our dark gray wall. Don’t you just love him!?! We named him Denver and added a little plaid scarf for fun.
The MINI Templeton is cast out of a polyresin material so he is pretty lightweight. He is a must-have for fall and would make a great holiday gift for the home decor fanatic in the family.
We think Denver looks pretty darn good! The kids love him too and want one in their room now. Sam insisted on joining our shoot to get a close-up with Denver. Photo bombed by the 4-year-old again…
Now it’s your turn! Enter now for your chance to win your very own MINI Templeton courtesy of WFT!! Complete the 2 entries below and you are in the running. For 10 more entries complete the 1 bonus entry and you are ahead of the crowd!!
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Your very own MINI Templeton courtesy of White Faux Taxidermy!!
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Good Luck!!! I will announce the lucky winner on the blog and contact them via email when the giveaway has ended. Check out all the great White Faux Taxidermy collections and find your favorites. Visit White Faux Taxidermy.
This is a sponsored post and giveaway for White Faux Taxidermy. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.
I’m turning 34 in a couple of days!!!
I have to say, I am NOT one of those people who won’t tell anyone it’s my birthday. I will tell everyone, even the cashier at the grocery store. I love it!!!
I have a theory that the writers of How I Met Your Mother have secretly been spying on Dave and I for years. It’s a little creepy actually. There are too many similarities and character traits and even phrases used by Marshall and Lily that are ours. How did they get this information??? I could give you a list of things taken from our lives that illustrate my point but that is for another post.
Here’s one short 16 second example.This birthday episode:
I will let you wonder whether I actually do that or not…
I am very lucky to be married to Dave who puts up and even encourages my birthday shenanigans.
I feel like my birthday is a day for me to celebrate. Another year has gone by and I am blessed to live it.
Fun Fact: I went into labor with my Bryce on my birthday. Well, the labor part was not that fun, but now it is. He wasn’t born until the next day, but we are birthday buddies! That’s double the birthday fun! I hope that he adopts my annoying birthday ways.
Dave has planned for us a fun cabin weekend and I can’t wait. If you want to reach me I will be busy enjoying MY BIRTHDAY!!!! I will be eating the super indulgent birthday foods. One of them will be grilled cheese–but the really good ooey-gooey kind with the really expensive cheese and thick bread. Oh, and I will be smiling all day and enjoying my little family.
When we meet again I will be a year older…
Today I have a fun and easy Halloween project to share and a great giveaway for a $200 Target gift card!! One of my hands-down favorite things to do on the blog is offer you guys a giveaway and this is a good one!! I also got to team up with some of my favorite bloggers. We were each asked to create a DIY Halloween craft that could be repurposed in our homes.
When it comes to seasonal decor, I like to keep it pretty simple. I am more about creature comforts and mixing in more texture when fall rolls around. That’s all fine and dandy, but I also have 2 little boys who just happen to love Halloween. So, I like to opt for Halloween decor that I can reuse or transition into other crafts throughout the year. As you can see this project was a really great fit for us and how we live. I also don’t like to spend a lot of money on things like this and that is where Coupons.com comes in. Have you used Coupons.com before? It is pretty great for online shopping.
I chose to do a Halloween Candy Table and make DIY Chalkboard Labels. We like to have friends over when we trick or treat and have some snacks out for the night. As you can see, we like to get our sinful candy eating ways done in one night. This will get us through until next year.
I purchased my project materials on target.com and used codes from the coupons.com website to save at target.com. The codes I used are no longer on the website but they offer new codes all the time. By using these codes I saved 30% on the home decor items I selected, got free shipping, and an extra 5% off using my Target Red Card. It added up to some pretty big savings!
For this project, I used home items that I could reuse later on. Glass jars, an apothecary jar, and white bowls all served as candy and food containers for my Halloween Candy Table. Choosing basic items like this for my foundation is great because I can reuse them for other things in my home after the holiday is over. I am already re-using the glass jars for Zoey’s dog food and the bowls are great for growing boys who like to eat cereal in large quanities.
I made the DIY Chalkboard Labels using these items:
• Paper Straws (also from Target)
• Craft store wood plaques
• Chalkboard spray paint
• Hot glue & hot glue gun
I chose hot glue since that would be easy to disassemble and I can reuse the chalkboard labels for other projects like place cards and food labels for other events.
Coupons.com has some great savings going on right now! Check out these Target coupon codes and Halloween coupon codes to save on your upcoming shopping.
I did mention a giveaway, didn’t I?!
Enter to win a $200 Target gift card courtesy of Coupons.com using the form below:
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Check out all of the DIY Halloween Crafts that can be repurposed here:
This is a sponsored post for Coupons.com and Nesting Place. As always, all opinions are 100% mine.