Join the Spring Open House!

Hi Friends!

I am just popping in on this lovely Sunday to let you know about the Spring Open House on 11 Magnolia Lane that starts today!

 

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The lovely ladies of 11 Magnolia Lane have asked me to kick off their Spring Open House with my spring home tour. I have to admit, I am addicted to crashing other people’s homes. I just never tire of a good home tour! Be sure to visit them and see my home all decked out for spring!

Every Sunday a new blogger spring home will be featured. You can also follow along on the Spring Open House Pinterest Board.

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Many Thanks || My Creating with the Stars Experience

WOW.

All I got to say is WOW.

YOU GUYS!!!

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You guys rocked my world with your outpouring of support for my knockoff I made for Creating with the Stars!!! I am working to respond to every single one of your emails, blog comments, Facebook messages, and social media shout outs. Until I can get caught up, I just wanted to take today to give you all a public thank you and share a bit of my experience this past week for CWTS.

Just be forewarned, that this post is more wordy than my norm, but I wanted to share my experience with you all.

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As most of you know by now, I was in the bottom 3 and did not advance to week 2. When I saw the results, honest moment here…I was disappointed and didn’t quite get it. After the disappointment subsided, I started to think about the whole experience. I had a real sense of gratitude come over me. There was nothing to feel bad about. All I could feel was a welling up of pride for what I had made then quickly followed by gratitude.

When I saw the entries for week 1, I was completely blown away by the talent! Plus, so many different design aesthetics. You think about it, the twelve of us were chosen from 299 entries. That is a big deal in itself. It is an honor just to be selected. Just to be a contestant, you are competing against some mighty talented bloggers. Also, some of these blogger teams are made up of two people. You go into this thing not knowing what the voter make-up will be. You also go into it with the feeling of go big or go home.

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I had the amazing opportunity to have Kristin from The Hunted Interior as my blog star. It was really a happy moment, because she is a designer and blogger that I admire and her style resonates with me. I kid you not, that it was so much fun to brainstorm ideas with her and she totally got my personal tastes and style. Even though, I only got to spend a week working with her, I feel like I gained some great takeaways and I valued her direction and opinion. It really did not feel like work to be teamed up with her and I am grateful for the time she took out of her own busy schedule to mentor me. She is a class act. Working with her is one of my favorite things about being part of CWTS.

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Project selection for me ‘wasn’t about what will the masses love’. I guess that is not a very good strategy for winning. And not to say there is anything wrong with that. Obviously, what is popular amongst the majority will be a hit. I got chosen based off my own personal style and skills. I wanted this project to showcase what I love in design and not be the norm of a knockoff. So, as you saw, I went bold in color, with a high-end knockoff. I wanted a modern element thrown in and I loved it. I wanted to create something special for my home and even though it was a knockoff, I wanted it to have a unique quality. I love chinoiserie pieces, gold, pattern, and beautiful color. The bar cabinet possessed all those qualities plus that unique flair I was looking for. Knowing that I could customize the inside however I pleased was a bonus. I knew it would be a way to show off my styling abilities.

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Building it from scratch was a personal choice because on such a short time frame, I could not find a pre-made cabinet in stock that would work. It ended up saving me money too which was a win-win. It took a lot of planning and I had to be smart about the base design to equally distribute the weight of the cabinet. A lot of thought and planning went into the design and the materials chosen to execute a project with integrity that could be recreated by readers on a budget. I also took into account the fact that a lot of people may not have access to wood-working tools, so I even had the home improvement store make all my large wood cuts for me based off my design plans. My goal in it all was to create something true to my style and give people the tutorial and template to make one themselves at an affordable price.

In order to have it ready to photograph for Friday, I did pull a couple of all-nighters. You do go into this competition knowing that this is probably going to happen. I have to tell you though, when you are in the creative process, the lack of sleep doesn’t bother you because you are on a high. The excitement of seeing my plans come to fruition kept the midnight oil burning. I did sleep like a rock when the work was done though!

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One of my late night mock ups for styling ideas

Kristin was such an asset to have in my corner. I would text her progress shots. I sent her my styling ideas. She sent me sketches of styling ideas, she tweaked a couple of my original mock ups. It was her idea to have the bar cabinet slightly overlap the art on the wall. Many of you commented that you loved the art, and that made me so happy since it was something I came up with to add in a modern element. Kristin also helped with photo selection and it was so great to have another set of eyes to help make those choices.

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Through the week I just kept thinking, man! if I could collaborate like this all the time for my career that would be amazing!  Sharing the creative process with others is so great! I really loved it!

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The result of our efforts is something that I will always cherish. What is a true measure of success? Is it in the votes tallied or in the overall feeling that you are left with upon completion of an idea? Even though the votes weren’t there to advance us to week 2, I really feel like this whole thing was a success. I stayed true to who I am as a designer and creative. I shared something I really love– which is the core of why I blog in the first place. I got to be in the company of the best of the best. I pushed myself. It really just motivates me to keep on keeping on! It was a gift.

I get to do what I love for my job and when opportunities come along like CWTS, it is always a joy to be a part of– no matter what the overall result may be. You guys have touched my heart with all your support of what I made. The fact that so many of you have taken a moment to send your thoughts and love this way just makes me feel so humbled! It is unbelievable and I thank you!

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I thought to myself, knowing the outcome now– would I change what I did? A resounding NO. If I had it to do over, I wouldn’t change a thing. No regrets at all. I have thought long and hard about this. You need to be you. As my friend, Lindsay, just coined in her blog post yesterday you need to fly your style freak flag. Her little phrase got me thinking…what is my style freak flag? How do you celebrate your individuality?  I could give you a list of design styles that I love,  but to me it is a feeling that a project or space evokes.

So, I decided to label my ‘style freak flag’ with that exact thought in mind. When I design a space, or a piece of furniture, or make some art what am I saying about me? I think I found the words that define my style, that celebrate my individuality, and deliver what I am trying to achieve.

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Those four words carry the weight of what I set out to achieve through design. I feel that it is the essence of why I create. Don’t be like the rest of them–Be daring.  Set the tone for your life--To be lovely. To some people, dwelling on the objects in our homes may seem like a waste of time. To each his own. To me, it is a part of the whole. Create a space that wraps you in the emotion you want to feel. Our homes are our havens. To create a home that delights and encourages your talents and dreams is a good thing. To surround your family in love and comfort through design is a gift.

So, follow your dreams, keep on creating, and design the framework for the life you want to live. I promise to keep flying my style freak flag high.  In all that I do, I am making a promise to myself to be daring but lovely.

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Isn’t She Lovely…

Well, as you may have read by now…I did not make it to week 2 on Creating with the Stars. My knockoff was in the bottom 3…so away we go! A big congratulations to all that are continuing on!!! All of us should be proud we were selected in the first place. No sad faces allowed.

So here she is.  Cue the music…sing it Stevie…

Isn’t she lovely!

Isn’t she wonderful!

Isn’t she precious!

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I never thought through love we’d be
Making one as lovely as she

But isn’t she lovely made from love

B @ H || Creating with the Stars Knockoff B @ H || Creating with the Stars Knockoff Bliss at Home - CWTS - Knockoff Open I am completely proud of her even if the votes didn’t reflect her awesomeness. She was made from scratch and as Stevie sang– made from love. A love of all things fabulous!

You better believe I will be sharing a tutorial on how I made her when I am allowed to release it!

It’s a little bittersweet not going on in the competition. My mind was already on the next project. Maybe it’s for the best, since I do have an entire bathroom to remodel and tile, let alone a kitchen to finish.

I am keeping her in my office and she is going to be used for storing my work stuff. So, you guys will get to see my office pretty soon! The art on the wall that I DIY’ed will also be staying. I really like the arrangement.

I also want to give a BIG THANK YOU to Kristin from The Hunted Interior for all her advice and expertise! She was a dream to work with and it really didn’t feel like ‘work’ collaborating with her. She’s one busy blogger and she took the time to give me ideas on everything from projects to styling. It was pure fun and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

Also, if you haven’t yet…check out my post on spring trends and enter to win that $150 to shop West Elm or Target! 

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Now I am going to go whisper sweet nothings to my pretty little green cabinet…

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Spring Trends in my Living Room and a GIVEAWAY!!!!!

HOORAY!! My calendar says it’s officially spring! It was a long time coming in the Midwest with the polar vortex and the LONGEST winter I can remember! Today, I am sharing my take on spring trends to bring into your home. You will also have a chance to win $150 to shop West Elm or Target courtesy of Coupons.com!!!

Coupons.com Spring Giveaway $150 to shop West Elm or Target

I shared my spring refresh of my bedroom last week. This week I am sharing how I am bringing spring into my living room. Just painting the walls freshened up this space, but now I am craving color! I shared my color inspiration for this room a few weeks ago and I started to get to work on adding it in.

First, I made this DIY Mondrian Inspired Art and today I am sharing some of my tips to add spring color into your living room. It all began with pale pink roses I placed on my coffee table. Black, white, and gold have been trending big time for the past couple years and they aren’t going away anytime soon. I love that mix and it is all over my house. I’ve mixed it in with my silver and it makes for a nice collected interior.

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There has been a reemergence of pastels lately. Everything from blush pink walls to greens and blues. I have chosen a spring palette that still keeps black, white, and gold central, but also brings in different shades of pink from light to bright. Done right, this can be a very chic update.

The first thing I did for spring, was pack up those sweater pillows on my sofa and shop for black and white pillows. I found some on amazon.com that I loved, so I went to coupons.com and searched their Amazon Coupon Codes to add to my savings. I’ve gotten in the habit of checking coupons.com for coupon codes before I make my online purchases and it has saved me a lot of money!

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The pillows I found on amazon.com and are from NECTARmodern. They are made so well and are all 20 x 20 and came with the down inserts at a great price for the quality. The Applique Ribbon Embroidered Throw Pillow in Black is made of linen and the ribbon is embroidered on. It has a zipper closure. The two Greek Key White/Black Embroidered Pillows have the same details.

 

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I had a little spending cash leftover, so I also purchased something that I have been eyeing for a while– the Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish– which I also found on amazon.com. It brings in more gold to my coffee table.

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Another way to add pops of my go-to colors for spring is to have flowers. Nothing says spring more than a vase of beautiful blooms.

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I also love to find coffee table books that interest me with colorful bindings. I have been wanting an Audrey Hepburn book for a while and was happy to find one on clearance with a pink spine! Books are an easy object to use in decor. If you don’t have a lot of money to spend I love to check out thrift stores. Some of my favorite books have come from them.They are a great way to incorporate color into you decor.

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One of my favorite ways to add in color is through art on my walls. I had this large-scale zebra art I DIY’ed but I wasn’t feeling it any more. It was ready for a makeover. I painted right over the fabric with white paint and created a blank canvas to paint on. I wanted abstract art with black + white and pops of pink and gray. I also added in some gold paint. Making a DIY painting is so relaxing to me. I didn’t have a plan for this one, I wanted it to take shape as I was painting it.

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Are you ready to ENTER TO WIN an e-gift card to shop for spring items for your home?!? You can enter to win a $150 e-gift card to shop at your choice of West Elm or Target courtesy of coupons.com!!!

Enter using the Rafflecopter below and make sure to comment on the coupons.com blog and like them on Facebook and say you did so on the entries below. You can get up to 15 extra entries by following the participating Design and DIY bloggers on Instagram too!! Just follow the Rafflecopter entries below.

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Be sure to visit these fabulous Design and DIY bloggers for more spring inspiration:

Brittany Makes, The Chronicles of Home, Cuckoo 4 Design, Dimples & Tangles, Dwellings by Devore, A Home Full of Color, Lacquer & Linen, The Makerista, Primitive & Proper, Retro Ranch Reno, Sarah M. Dorsey Designs, This That and Life, The Thriftress, The White Buffalo Styling Co.

I was compensated for this post with an Amazon e-gift card to shop for items for my home courtesy of Coupons.com. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100mine.

One last thing…

Creating with the Stars Contestant

Blog world has been all a buzz with the announcement of the Creating with the Stars contestants!! I was lucky enough to be chosen as 1 of the 12 contestants!!! Excitement is not a big enough word. You can read it here.

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Today, voting has begun on our WEEK 1 project: KNOCK OFF !!! I can’t tell you which project is mine since it is anonymous, but hop on over to the East Coast Creative blog and vote for your favorite!!

It’s going to be SO GOOD! I am busting at the seams to share what project is mine, but I can’t yet! The projects last year were beyond amazing and this year won’t disappoint! YOU CAN ONLY VOTE TODAY AND TUESDAY and then Wednesday they will share the WEEK 1 results!!! Hop on over and cast your vote!

VOTE HERE

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Creating with the Stars 2014

First off, I just want to thank you for all the sweet comments on my Spring Bedroom Reveal that I shared yesterday! You guys always make me blush!!

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Now for the BIGGIE! Did you hear? Creating with the Stars 2014.  I am one of the 12 contestants on Creating with the Stars this year!! I spent my morning yesterday in a state of shock…and then I was excited…followed by more shock…and then I had the sudden realization that this is happening now and my first project needs to get done this week!!!!

Being pretty new in the DIY/design blogging world, I caught last year’s CWTS just after Week 1 began. I was HOOKED. Are you a DIY junkie? Do you love creative projects and really fantastic design?? When someone says these words: PAINT  FABRIC  POWER TOOLS — do you get all hot and bothered?! These things make my heart go pitter-patter and if this is you– YOU NEED TO FOLLOW CWTS!!!!

CWTS is a 4 week competition hosted by Monica and Jess from East Coast Creative. Yep, these girls are amazing. They make DIY look easy and even have their own TV show “Knock It Off” to prove it!

Each week of CWTS has a different theme. There are 12 contestants who each get paired with a Blog Star. It’s pretty much the Hunger Games of all DIY competitions except no one wants to kill me and I’m not hearing strange whistling in the background (well, except from Dave). Oh, and did I mention the competition is FIERCE!! 12 contestants….12 districts– maybe a coincidence?  I will stop making Hunger Games comparisons… starting now! In all seriousness though, this is some major talent! You can check out the 12 contestants and the Blog Stars here.

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I am so lucky and beyond stoked to have Kristin from The Hunted Interior as my Blog Star and mentor!!!! She has been a favorite of mine and I am so thankful for her help in this competition. Her work has been featured in HGTV Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens: Do It Yourself Magazine, and her blog was named one of Better Homes and Gardens Top Ten Decorating Blogs. She’s sort of big deal!!! She’s a DIY rock star and design goddess!!

Here’s my DIY project that got my foot in the door:

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You can see all my DIY projects here:

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This coming Monday, March 24th kicks off the competition. Week 1 the theme is “KNOCK OFF” so you will see 12 fantastically DIY’ed knock offs.

Here’s where you come in! You get to vote for your favorite!! I had so much fun looking through the projects and voting each week last year. You don’t know who has done what project, so that makes the whole thing even more interesting! Sometimes it was hard to choose because the projects were just that good!

I will be busy the next 4 weeks (like insanely busy sunup to sundown!!) so I will not be posting as much on the blog.  I do have some posts lined up still, so I won’t be completely MIA. I will be giving you guys CWTS updates from time to time too on the blog and of course on Instagram with hashtag:

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If you are diehard (Oh my gosh! I love it!), be sure to connect with me on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter too.

If you want to find me follow the scent of paint fumes and the trail of saw dust…I’m somewhere around there!

I’m ready! Let’s do this thang!!!

CWTS 2014

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Spring Bedroom Reveal

Hello!!! It’s Spring Bedroom Reveal Day!! Today, I am sharing the updates I made to our master bedroom for spring. After this long, drab winter (that seems to still be hanging around), I am in need of some color!

My bedroom felt like a pretty blank slate after I took all the Christmas decor down. I had a great starting off point for my room with my beautiful Crane & Canopy Linden Gray Border Duvet Set. While checking out Crane & Canopy’s new spring selections, I fell in love with the Coral Clementina Collection. I decided to add in two of the euro shams and this became the inspiration for my spring bedroom design. The Coral Clementina shams are 300 thread count, XL staple cotton. They have such a nice feel to them and fit my euro pillows perfectly! Here’s my new look for spring…

Spring Bedroom Reveal || B @ H I went with varying shades of coral from light to bright.  The Coral Clementina euro shams were the perfect jumping off point and they add more pattern to my blank canvas. I love layering a color in a room. I chose to add in decor that complimented the shams but didn’t play too matchy-matchy. Spring Bedroom Reveal || B @ H On my side of the bed, I usually have flowers or plants. I moved my thrifted blue and white collection to our bedroom for spring. I love the blue with the coral. It adds another pop of color and the blue and white vases and jars always say spring to me. Spring Bedroom Reveal || B @ H The wallpaper panels we DIY’ed with Clarke & Clarke Rattan Wallpaper from wallpaperdirect.com. I will be sharing how we made them very soon. It brought in more texture which I felt the space needed.

The lamps are a new addition too, and I just added some trim to the shades for another pop of coral.  You can see details about them here. Spring Bedroom Reveal || B @ H I love that chartreuse from the flowers mixed with the coral and blue too. Spring Bedroom Reveal || B @ H On our bed, I added more color and pattern with the decorative pillows. I will be sharing a tutorial on how I made them. As you know, I love Greek key patterns. This was a great way to bring one of my fave patterns into this room. Spring Bedroom Reveal ||  B @ H Across the room, I finally hung up the federal mirror I scored from the flea market for $17.  It was such a great find and I couldn’t pass it up. Spring Bedroom Reveal || B @ H On top of my dresser, I added more blue and white and I am using it to corral some of my jewelry. Spring Bedroom Reveal || B @ H The artwork is another DIY. I wanted a modern touch to mix in with the more traditional elements.

Here are some tips for adding spring color into your space: Tips for adding color into your space || B @ H   Tips on adding color to a space || B @ H Tips on how to add color to a space || B @ H We love our spring bedroom refresh! It feels so full of life now! Be sure to check out Crane & Canopy for Designer Bedding at affordable prices. We absolutely love our bedding and they have so many other beautiful Bedding Collections to choose from. If you love the bedding featured here be sure to check out all the Coral Scallop Bedding. Spring Bedroom Reveal || B @ H I also wanted to let you know that my good friend, Julia, over at Cuckoo 4 Design is revealing her Spring Bedroom Refresh today too! Be sure to hop on over and see her beautiful room! I just know it’s going to be a stunner!!

…and one last thing! You guys!! I am having a bit of a freak out!!! A freak out in a good way…I am one of the 12 contestants on CREATING WITH THE STARS!!!!!!! I just found out before publishing this post, so I am still letting it sink in. Oh, and I am paired with the amazingly talented Kristin from The Hunted Interior...just a minor detail...UM! NO!! Hello!?! Kristin!! From the Hunted Interior!!! How awesome is that!?! Creating with the Stars 2014   You can see all the contestants and blog stars in East Coast Creative’s CWTS announcement post. Week 1 we are all creating a knock off. I better get to work!! Week 1 projects will be revealed on Monday, March 24th and voting begins. See you all there!!!

I would like to thank Crane & Canopy for the bedding featured in this post. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.

I was also given the lamps from Kenroy Home and the wallpaper from wallpaperdirect.com and will be sharing more about them very soon…

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Spring Bedroom Refresh in 3…2…1

Happy Friday!! I have been working on my spring bedroom refresh this week and I am excited to share it with you guys! I just finished it up today. Next week I will be sharing our reveal, our new additions, and our DIY projects

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Monday, I will share the reveal and then I will be breaking down the details all week long. This room was in need of some color after the LONGEST WINTER OF ALL TIME!! I know a lot of you share those same feelings.

Just a reminder…

You can still enter to win a custom candle from Glint Candles. You pick the scent and the stamp on the jar. So unique! Get all the details and enter the Glint Candles Giveaway HERE.

glint-giveaway We have more projects to work on for the boys and a giant pallet of tile to go through and organize for our bathroom remodel. Do you guys have home project plans this weekend too?

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!! See you on Monday!

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Spring Into Style with New Kleenex Designs

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.

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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.

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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.

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Isaac Mizrahi for Kleenex

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.

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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.

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I had to add another animal print Isaac Mizrahi box in my office too…

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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!

Get Your Own Custom Candle by Glint Candles and a GIVEAWAY!!

There are two things I feel like I need in my house at all times.

Fresh flowers and scented candles.

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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:

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 Bicycle

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Skull

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Airstream

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.

Glint Candles Love Heart Candle

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.

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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!

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HomeRight PaintSticks and a GIVEAWAY!!

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.

HomeRight PaintStick Review & Giveaway

I saved sooooo much time! For example, this wall in my son’s bedroom only took me 2 minutes to paint! Are you curious?

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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.

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Then, you place your PaintStick on the fill tube and pull the handle back and it feeds paint into your PaintStick.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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We got a few things off the list so far for this makeover:

Paint walls, ceiling, and trim

New area rug

New light fixture

New Desk

Build storage & shelving

Window treatments

Nightstand makeover

Now you have a chance to win a HomeRight EZ-Twist PaintStick! Just use the Rafflecopter widget below for your chance to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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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

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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.

Happy Painting!!

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