Saturday, September 17, 2016

Walmart Grocery Pickup Service

Photo Credit: Mike Mozart

It was pouring rain, Miss Cupcake was already in her pajamas, AND we desperately needed groceries.  We are still struggling to adjust to the busy back-to-school routine.  We are both exhausted by the evening, and grocery shopping is not at all an easy task with a tired preschooler. Thankfully, a few days earlier I had heard that there was a new service that would allow me to order groceries online and pick them up at Walmart.  Although this service is not yet available at all locations, I did a quick search and was happy to see that pickup was available at several locations near me.  I had placed an online order from the comfort of my couch for an entire weeks worth of groceries. The process was so quick and easy! I simply selected the items that I wanted ($35 minimum), chose my pickup location and reserved a one hour.timeframe of when I would like my groceries ready.   I even received  $10 off my first order of $50 or more with coupon code REALEASY (expires 11/1/16). Miss Cupcake was excited about getting to go for a ride in her pajamas, and I was excited that I would not have to haul her into the store.  It sounded like a win-win situation to me! Since there is no additional fee for using Walmart's Grocery Pickup Service, I figured that there was nothing to lose by giving it a try!  

I received a call from a friendly Walmart associate letting me know that my order was ready a few minutes before my scheduled time   When we arrived at Walmart, I quickly located the designated Pickup area on the side of the store.   The groceries were loaded into my trunk within a few minutes while Miss Cupcake and I relaxed in the car.  Miss Cupcake was highly amused by the entire process and whispered, "Did you tell him we wanted bubble gum?" as the Walmart associate loaded our groceries. We made it back home for bedtime, and Miss Cupcake has lots of goodies (including fresh fruit) for her school lunch tomorrow.


We had a fantastic first experience with the Walmart Grocery Pickup Service!  I am typically exhausted and a bit frazzled after grocery shopping with Miss Cupcake.  Getting an entire week's worth of groceries without having to leave my car made me feel quite pampered.  We will be using this service regularly.  

See if a Walmart near you offers the Grocery Pickup Service.

Photo Credit: Robert S. Donovan


Disclosure:  This post is sponsored.  All opinions are honest and based on an actual experience.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Super, Incredible Big Brother

"The baby will be a lifelong friend - someone on whom you can always depend."


The Super, Incredible Big Brother book from I See Me! is the perfect gift for a new big brother! It comes personalized with big brother's name and the name of the new baby. The book reassures  big brother that he is loved and appreciated. 




To make it even more fun, it rewards him for helping out and being a "super star" with his new sibling. It comes with a coordinating Super Incredible Big Brother award medal with a place on the back to write the proud big brother's name! Written by award-winning children's author Jennifer Dewing and Illustrated by award-winning artist Jill McDonald, this hardcover book is an adorable, whimsical and fun-filled personalized story.   




We always adore the high quality personalized books available at I See Me!
They truly have the perfect gifts for little girls and boys.

Other personalized children's items available include:







Sunday, August 21, 2016

bObi Classic Robotic Vacuum Cleaner and Mop



As a busy mom to spunky Miss Cupcake I find it difficult to keep my hard floors and area rugs squeaky clean.  She enjoys digging in the dirty and playing at the beach, which certainly does not make my job simple.  To be honest, I simply do not have the time to vacuum and mop daily. Thus, my love for the bObi Classic Robotic Vacuum Cleaner and Mop was born.  I had been eyeing this robotic vacuum for months and finally decided it was time to give it a try.  While my expectations where quite high, the bObi Classic managed to exceed them!  As soon as I opened the box I was impressed by the sleek white design.  I pressed the GO! button on the remote, and it immediately began to zoom around the room.  




I keep my bObi Classic Robotic Vacuum Cleaner and Mop on the convenient charging station in the living room.  It is set to automatically clean the doors every day and returns itself to the charger.  My floors have never looked better, and I can relax while my bObi Classic does all the work!





There are so many things I adore about this robotic vacuum, but here's a quick run down of the features:


The bObi Classic Robotic Vacuum Cleaner and Mop effortlessly keeps dust and sand from accumulating on our floors.   It is obviously a high quality vacuum which I expect to be enjoying for years to come.  My floors have been so clean lately that we are revisiting the idea of getting Miss Cupcake the "small, fully dog" that she has been begging for (which I have forbidden in the past because I could not handle the idea of fur on the floors).  A bObi Pet is also available with increased vacuum power and prolonged battery life.





Bamboo Fiber Bread Box with Cutting Board Giveaway



I have been searching for the perfect bread box for some time now.  It needed to be small enough to keep on my rather limited counter space and large enough to be functional.  The moment I spotted this Clean Dezign bread box with cutting board lid I knew it was what I wanted.  This bread case is made out of a unique material called BAMBOO FIBER which is hard, durable, light weight and eco friendly.


The bamboo lid doubles as a cutting board with grooved crumb catchers to keep your countertops clean and save space. It also rests on the container to allow easy lifting.  Not only is it convenient to have a cutting board easily accessible, but I also love the farmhouse touch it added to my kitchen.



This bread box measures 15 3/4 x 9 x 5" with the lid on. The base for storage is 15 x 8 x 4". It is big enough to store and keep your items fresh including bread, bagels, buns hot dogs and more - small enough to save counter space

I decided to add a decal to my Clean Dezign bread box, and I am really happy with the final look!



I love this Clean Dezign breadbox so much that I will be giving away THREE.
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Dorel Living Vivienne Twin Daybed



The Vivienne Twin Daybed by Dorel Living will add an elegant touch to any child's room. Bright and glamorous, this daybed features subtle chic details such as turned wood feet, a full panel inset headboard with a sophisticated arched top panel, and clean lines in a white finish, all of which are sure to make a fashion statement in your child’s room.  This white daybed looks gorgeous with the navy blue (with a few pops of pink) decor theme that is currently in the works at our house.


While this daybed is classy enough to go in any room, I love how convenient it is for a child to slip into at bedtime.  It is low to the ground which makes it easily accessible to little ones and less of a risk of injury in case of an accidental tumble (yes, we've had a few of those around our house).

More than just a pretty face, this daybed is capable of accommodating the Vivienne Trundle (sold separately) allowing it to be an ideal storage solution. Versatile and adaptable to any age, the Vivienne Twin Daybed by Dorel Living is the perfect addition to your child's room.  While this bed is lightweight and easy to move, it is truly a high quality piece of furniture.  I expect it to last for many, many years! 



Dorel Living leads the way in the design, sourcing and manufacture of quality home furnishings. Specializing in finer wood and upholstered furniture, Dorel Living has made a commitment to quality and safety in all aspects of its operations – from initial conception to final production. 
Through a versatile product offering that embraces the bedroom, dining, kitchen, seating and accent categories, Dorel Living offers consumers true value by way of functional, inspired and accessible style.

Connect with Dorel Living via social media for more decor inspiration!
  






Monday, August 15, 2016

Autumn Decor Inspiration


If you are planning to host Thanksgiving dinner, these darling gold pumpkin place card holders are the perfect way to lead your guests to their place at the table.  These come in a convenient set of six.


Autumn leaves are truly a hallmark of the season.  
These colorful lighted garland leaves are perfect for adorning door frames, windows, and railings.


These wooden pumpkins are a cute addition to your indoor decorations or a fun way to great your guest on the from porch.  They are the ideal finishing detail for inside or outside your home.


Seasonal wreaths are a personal favorite of mine.
This premium handmade country pumpkin wreath is adorable.


"Sweet cider, cozy blankets, perfect pumpkins, sparkling fires, warm nights..."
This pillow is a lovely reminder of a few of the blessings of the season.


I seriously can not get enough of this Yankee Candle with the scent of freshly baked pumpkins spiced with cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Yum!



What are your autumn decor must-have items?


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Sunday, August 14, 2016

DIY Multipanel Mirror / Window Pane


I recently asked my dear hubby if he would build a decorative window pane to hang in our living room above my new Convenience Concepts French Country Hall Table.  He carefully listened to my many specifications. Most importantly, I wanted it to have a modern look unlike the many rustic window panes that I had seen on Pinterest.  After giving my dear hubby the desired measurements, he set to work. However, halfway through his project plans I spotted the multipanel mirrors on the Pottery Barn website.  Dear hubby graciously tweaked his plans accordingly.

After heading to the store to grab supplies, he set to work.  The entry building project took less than a couple hour for my dear hubby to finish. Next, I painted it with FolkArt Chalk Paint in White Adirondack and finished it with the FoldArt Clear Wax.  I had originally planned to purchase Annie Sloan chalk paint for several upcoming projects, but I was so impressed with the quality and price of the FolkArt Chalk Paint that I will certainly be buying more of this!  

I simply adore the finished project! To be honest, I like it much more than the $300+ Pottery Barn version.  I plan to hang a small wreath over the multi panel mirror/window pane, and I am still deciding how I want to decorate the Convenience Concepts French Country Hall Table (which I am sure will change often- I already have plans for it as soon as I can get away with setting out my beloved pumpkins).