Thursday, December 1, 2016


Miss Cupcake and I have been busy decorating our little home for the holidays.  Bright lights, glistening glitter, and twinkling stars are abundant, but nothing brings my heart more joy than seeing the wonder of the season through the eyes of a child.  It's beginning to look and smell a lot like Christmas with this fresh Rustic Warmth Centerpiece from Lynch Creek Wreaths.  Last year we decorated with a gorgeous wreath from Lynch Creek Wreaths which received oodles of compliments from our guests.  

The Rustic Warmth Centerpiece is perfect for our living room entry table.   This one-of-a-kind seasonal centerpiece welcomes our friends and family with the inviting scent of pine.  The shimmery burlap bows, pillar candle, and glass chimney make this centerpiece a holiday classic.  We have never been anything less than thrilled with Lynch Creek Wreaths products, and this lovely centerpiece is so exception!  

Christmas is time for sharing joy with others.  Thus, I would love to offer one lucky winner a fresh Rustic Warmth Centerpiece to adorn their home this holiday.  



Tuesday, November 22, 2016


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Monday, October 24, 2016

I am currently in the process of creating a coastal farmhouse inspired bedroom.  
While the decor is far from complete, I wanted to share a tiny glimpse into our beachy room. 




The moment I spotted this DHP Manila Metal Bed I knew it would be ideal for this decor project.  This piece is contemporary yet classic.  The white finish on this bed is gorgeous and adds contrast to some of the natural wood pieces in the room.  The simple rail design and high profile headboard add a touch of elegance.  The quality of this solid metal bed is outstanding.  This bed includes metal slats and supporting legs.  I was initially nervous about how the slats would hold up, but I was pleasantly surprised by how sturdy this bed feels.



The headboard on this  DHP Manila Metal Bed is tall enough to provide support when setting up in bed and looks great with pillows.   The simple details look fantastic with the coastal decor and truly pull the entire room together.  Our old mattress was uncomfortable and stained from a coffee spill (oopsy!) so we decided to upgrade to a 14" Encased Coil & Memory Foam Signature Sleep Mattress. This gel infused Memory Foam mattress allows airflow while molding to the body's natural shape.  It is oh-so-cozy and looks gorgeous on our bed.



This was my first experience with a mattress in a box, and I had no idea what to expect when it arrived.  Despite my dear hubby's apprehension about the mattress dramatically popping out at him when he opened the box, the instructions where straightforward and the processes was uneventful (no dramatic popping occurred).  I loved the convenience of having the mattress delivered in a box.    It was the perfect way to finish the DHP Manila Metal Bed, and there was no need for a box spring.   This Signature Sleep Mattress is incredibly comfortable, and I expect it to last for years to come. 


Now all I have to do is get Miss Cupcake out of the bed so I can get some much needed sleep.






Monday, October 17, 2016

White & Natural Urban Port Decor

I am currently in the processes of creating a simple coastal farmhouse bedroom.
The moment that I spotted this gorgeous wooden cabinet from Urban Port I knew that it would be a perfect addition to the room.  While I had originally planned to go with all white furniture, 
the exposed wood made this piece has a much more interesting, rustic vibe.  
I used this cabinet as a unique night stand. This piece has plenty of room for storage.


Identical night stands can be boring.  I decided to use a coordinating Urban Port stand in a different style on the other side of the bed  to make the room a bit more unique.  This high quality wooden table also has a drawer for storage and space underneath for additional storage or decor.  
I am searching for the perfect basket/bin to add for a finishing touch.


There was an area of my room that felt a bit empty.  
This Urban Port storage shelf fit perfectly into the space and pulled the room together.  
The two spacious drawers and shelf makes this piece attractive and practical. 
From the stunning wood finish to the classic hardware, these pieces exceeded my expectations.



The quality white wood and natural finish of these Urban Port pieces are simply stunning.  All three of these high quality wooden pieces were ideal for the coastal farmhouse themed decor that I am currently working on for the bedroom.  I am excited to add my own person touches to these tables 
(baskets, decor, etc) in the coming weeks.  

See more decor and furniture available from Urban Port.






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.