I’d like to thank Kleenex® for sponsoring this post.
Oh yes, spring is upon us! The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and those noses are running! The first two sound pretty wonderful…but runny noses are no fun. Unfortunately, they are a part of spring in my household and probably yours too.
As I have been bringing spring touches to our rooms, I have also been adding Kleenex to them. Between our kids, who both suffer seasonal allergies, and my own sinus issues, I am a master nose wiper. Yes, I have awarded myself that title. I can wipe noses like nobody’s business!
My recent trip to the store for our springtime stock pile was so fun! Have you seen all the great styles of Kleenex boxes? Well, I found something for every spot in our house that works with our decor and adds more style.
Our bedroom is the numero uno place I need Kleenex. You guys are getting a little teaser today of my spring bedroom refresh, but the big reveal is not ready just yet. Don’t you just love my bedside Kleenex box?! It totally adds more spring and whimsy to my room.
I need this here for myself at night and for the occasional late night kiddie nose wipe. At 3am when your little ones wake up uncomfortable and need help blowing their noses, it’s nice not to scramble to find the Kleenex. My youngest still hasn’t mastered the nose blow, so support and instruction is needed.
Our living room gets the Kleenex treatment too. It’s the hub of the house, and it is always handy to have some close by here.
This is my favorite box design! It is designed by Isaac Mizrahi for Kleenex. It feels better to know that I am at least super stylish while blowing my nose!
Another essential springtime must is to have Kleenex go packs. I add these to my car and my purse. They are so handy! The pattern and color selections are so great too.
I had to add another animal print Isaac Mizrahi box in my office too…
Did you guys know that Kleenex has been around for 90 years? A lot has changed with the box designs and options even from when I was a kid. In celebration of this anniversary, they are bringing you another innovative first: The Kleenex Style Studio. It’s a great, fun way to find your own favorite Kleenex design. You can also take the style quiz and read fun facts about the history of Kleenex.
Check out how fashion and Kleenex intersect with this video:
This was a sponsored post for Kleenex®. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.
Let’s all survive the spring time sneezes in style! Go on and find your Kleenex style!
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. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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!
Happy Friday!! Today I’m sharing my favorite finds from around the web. We should title this “Spring Fling” instead of “Lust List” this week! We are under a blizzard warning until Friday morning and I am dreaming of spring! Here’s my picks to get us out of these winter blahs!
one || I have been thinking of colors and patterns I want to bring into my home after the snow and cold melt away. It’s almost time to pack up my sweater pillows and I love this combo of the Khwai Black Applique Pillow Pair and the Pebble Parade Coral Embroidered Pillow both from Layla Grace. two || In the spirit of spring, I love this Matthew Wilson Print that evokes a sense of the season and great spiritual meaning. three || My hands down favorite scent to smell in my home is rose. I love it for hand wash and candles. Roses are my favorite flower if you haven’t guessed. This diptyque Paris Roses Candle is pure heaven. four|| Target does it again! I love finding interesting floral prints and I adore this Room Essentials Floral Tray with Decal – Set of 2. They priced to go and I think they are going to have to be a new addition for spring this year.
I was nominated for the Apartment Therapy Homies 2014 Awards in the Best Project & DIY Blogs category. I am a little late to the vote begging party, but if you love my blog I’d love your support! My goal was to surpass 20 votes, I know dreaming big…but without the shameless begging I was at 26! Let’s go for 30!!! It’s OK to shamelessly beg for votes when you are nominated for your blog… You can vote here.
This weekend we are working on the boys’ rooms again. I will hopefully have some progress to share with you soon. I wish you all a wonderful weekend!!
Howdy! Today I am sharing the review of our new Rugs USA area rug. I’m being a little sneaky because this rug is meant for my office, but the office isn’t ready to share yet. I brought it up to the living room and I got to say I really like it in here! It might have to stay here, I don’t know.
I selected the Rugs USA Moroccan Diamond Shag Grey Rug. I chose this rug for a few reasons. I love the look of Moroccan shag rugs. They are so plush and beautiful. I wanted something plush for my office space since it is in the basement and it is cooler down there. I also needed a rug that had gray in it. I loved that this rug had a gray option.
Another plus to this rug is that it comes in a variety of sizes. I selected the 6’7 x 9 size based on my room measurements for the office. As you can see, it also fits nicely in my living room leaving about a foot border of the hardwoods. I love using rugs to anchor and define a space.
Sam is a big fan of this new rug too. Everyone in the fam has been walking on it barefoot because it is so comfy on the footsies!
I love the larger pattern too. It is a nice way to bring in some pattern without being too over-powering.
A lot of Moroccan shag rugs are wool but this one is 100% Polypropylene. So it is ideal if you have kids and pets. Easy to clean and vacuum. Zoey has spent many hours just laying and rolling on it.
Here’s just a few more shots of it in the living room. I am really considering leaving it in here now and doing something different in office. What do you think?
I think I am pretty sold on the fact that I may have to look for something else for the office now. These photos are convincing me!
I would highly recommend ordering from rugsusa.com you guys! They have a great selection and fantastic prices and sales. We are very happy with our new rug!
Plus, now until Feb. 19th thousands of rugs are 70% off plus free shipping!
This is a product review. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions expressed are 100% mine.
Two weeks until Valentine’s Day!! Here’s my Lust ListValentine’s Day edition for this week. My favorite finds from around the web. If you feel like getting your craft on, check out my DIY Heart Arrows. I shared the full tutorial yesterday.
|| one || These Love Me Knot Stud Earrings from CWonder come in a great color palette. I love knot earrings. They are a fun way to mix up your regular studs. || two || I love Michelle Dwight Designs shop, especially the pillows! Add the XO pillow in gold to bring a little fun to your decor. Just in time for Valentine’s Day and great anytime of the year. || three || A romantic Valentine’s Day would be complete with a festive drink to share with your loved one. I love this clear wine rack from Target. || four || You guys know I love gold prints and this new love print from Made by Girl is super cute! || five || One thing I would love is a set of these Threshold Tufted Ottomans in pink and gold for my office makeover. They come in other colors too, but these pink ones would work so well in my space. I would totally use these in place of a coffee table.
Have a fantastic weekend friends! I will be working on some more Valentine’s Day projects to ready for our big dinner.
You can still enter to win a Home Right Steam Machine!! Enter here.
To my friends on the east coast, I hope you are surviving the great freeze! It’s cold here too, but it sounds like you guys are getting hit hard! Stay bundled and drink lots-o-cocoa!! That’s my advice! I’ll be doing the same except it will be tea since I am on this AI Paleo plan.
You can still enter to win a Home Right Steam Machine!! Enter here.
I have been busy decorating the Cadwallader casa for the holidays and preparing for the upcoming Blogger Stylin’ Home Christmas Home Tours starting next week. As I have been decking our halls, I have been taking photos along the way and wanted to share a new print with you today. Jenny Bevlin from the blog forchicsake.com has a fab online shop that is every bit as chic as the blog! You can shop jennybevlin.com and find a ton of great gifts for the holidays, but just a warning…you may end up buying things for yourself too!
Every once in a while it’s nice to splurge though…especially when you get a gift card!
I was so super-duper excited when the fabulous Laura Trevey contacted me to let me know that I won a gift card to Nineteen Mercier!! Laura has such an eye for decor and you can follow her on her blog Bright, Bold, & Beautiful. So, a big thank you to Laura and Nineteen Mercier for the gift card!!
I knew right away what I wanted to add to our decor. Being in the middle of this fireplace makeover, I have been thinking about how I want to style our mantel. I want to find objects to bring in that add some glamour and vertical appeal, so with that in mind here’s my inspiration.
You all know how much I love animal-inspired decor, right? It’s elegant, can add some luxury, and a lot of times you can find natural pieces. I have long been a fan of horn accent pieces.
Those are going to look fab on our fireplace mantel!! It’s like an early Christmas present!! I love it! There were so many gorgeous accent pieces to choose from, but I couldn’t pass up a chance to bring these home. They are beautifully polished and I love the gold detail at the bottom. They will add the punch of glamour I like and the vertical element I want to work into our mantel styling.
Before I get into today’s awesome review, I just wanted to thank my dear blogging friend Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs for having me blog crash with a fun little Q +A today! We are talking about fall, design crushes, and my DIY fails– so come on over and join the fun! Sarah is an amazing designer and I always love her work. Her DIY’s are amazing!!
I still drool a bit when I see this image of her bedroom.
That wall treatment is gorgeous, isn’t it!?! Also, that table she made, can you believe it??? Seriously, I am not worthy!!!
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As I shared last week, Dave gave us a beautiful cabin weekend to celebrate our birthdays. We celebrated my birthday and my son’s birthday at the coziest most breath-taking setting in Wisconsin. It’s our favorite place to visit to relax and get away. It was just our little family and it was a much-needed break. We cooked yummy meals, hiked the gorgeous trails right outside our door, had a bonfire complete with s’mores and made up ghost stories. We all laughed until our cheeks hurt!
I loved every moment, but the best part was seeing how excited the kids were to be there. They wanted to explore all day and thought the cabin was the coolest thing in the world. Seeing the joy in their faces made our trip!
I will be sharing more of our little Wisconsin adventure soon, but today I wanted to share something that kept me super warm and cozy while we were there. I had the chance to review a Duluth Trading Co. flannel and thought this would be the perfect place to test it out. After all, the Duluth Trading Store was just a few miles from our cabin.
I selected the Duluth Trading Co. Women’s Crosscut Flannel Shirt. I selected a size small. It is cut really roomy and the sleeves run longer which is great for layering. I layered a support tank and a thermal underneath and it still had a plenty of room.
We spent a good part of this trip outdoors. We played ball with the kids, hiked the trails, and had a bonfire at night. Temperatures ranged from 50 degrees to the low 30′s at night. Perfect flannel weather!
The flannel is super soft and I stayed nice and comfortable during our hike. I was not restricted when it came to climbing or moving through rough terrain.
The Crosscut Flannel Shirt also has a Microfiber Shirttail Shammy™ inside the front hem that was so useful for polishing off my camera lens.
We jogged a bit too on the main trail that was wider and cleared of major branches and I stayed cool and dry since the flannel is made with 40% moisture-wicking polyester.
It is pre-washed, so it didn’t shrink up when I washed and dried it. It’s a great addition to your fall and winter wardrobe, especially if you are an outdoor lover! I look forward to using it when we have to venture out in our garage this fall and winter to use the saws for all the projects we have going on around here.
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 Taxidermyor 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!!
**Sorry, the giveaway is only open to US residents who currently live in the contiguous United States.
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 WhiteFaux 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.