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Decorating With the #aladdinmason Entertaining Collection

Decorating With the #aladdinmason Entertaining Collection

*I was sent the Aladdin Mason Entertaining Collection to use and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* With Easter right around the corner, I am starting to think about my table settings for my family dinner (that sounds SO Martha of me, doesn’t it? Haha). Sure I could use these adorable Aladdin jars for drinks, but why not put a fun twist on them and use them as part of my table décor? Channeling my … Read entire article »

Filed under: Decor and Furniture, Design Your Own, Easter, Entertaining, entertainment, Flowers, Home and Decorating, Parties, Seasonal, Spring

Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair is Perfect for Growing Children

Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair is Perfect for Growing Children

* I received the Stokke Tripp Trapp® Chair to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*   There comes a point where your little boy or girl simply outgrows their high chair, but they are still too small to sit in an adult sized chair at the table.  So we buy booster seats and pretty much try anything we can come up with to get them to a comfortable position to get them acquainted … Read entire article »

Filed under: 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Baby Gear, Baby Gifts, Baby Shower, Children's Furniture, Decor and Furniture, Gift Ideas, Kindergartners, Momma Gotta Have, Pre-schoolers, Registries, Registry Pick, Safety, School Aged Children, Toddlers

Lundby dolls houses: A modern twist on a classic play time, Part 1

Lundby dolls houses: A modern twist on a classic play time, Part 1

When I was a little girl, I dreamt of having a doll house, but my mom (a single mother at the time) just couldn’t afford one. I’d visit friend’s houses, with their girly bedrooms all decorated with pink frilly pillows and their toy chests overflowing with the latest and greatest gadgets, but I always gravitated towards their doll houses. In it you could get lost in a sea of magic, decorating and redecorating a room … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dolls, Gift Guides, Imagination/Creativity, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Nursery Decor, Play Houses, Play Sets and Figurines, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Classic, Tasteful Wedding Gifts for The Happy Couple

Classic, Tasteful Wedding Gifts for The Happy Couple

It’s June and wedding season is in high gear. Whether you have 1 or 10 nuptial affairs to attend, you have gifts to purchase for the shower and/or the actual wedding itself. What’s a guest to do? Well you’re in luck, because I have done the guesswork for you! I have created a list of my top wedding gift/registry picks on Shopcade. Check out some of my picks below: This vase is a classic shape and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cooking, Decor and Furniture, Entertaining, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Home and Decorating, Registries, Registry Pick, Shower Gifts

Frog Hill Designer Pillows on Totsy

Frog Hill Designer Pillows on Totsy

I LOVE throw pillows. For a small object, they can really add to the décor in a room. What I don’t love is the hefty price tag from major design stores, so when I saw that Totsy is having a Frog Hill Designer Pillow sale, I went on a pillow- purchasing bender. They have amazing colors and patterns that you’re seeing EVERYWHERE right now for a lot less. Check out my finds! It’s no secret that … Read entire article »

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Spring Up Your Home with Jonathan Adler for JCP

Spring Up Your Home with Jonathan Adler for JCP

One of my newest obsessions is Shopcade: the personal shopping app, that brings relevant deals directly to users based on what they want (think Pinterest with direct shopping and saving capability).  Well, Shopcade is partnering JCPenney to promote the new Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler collection – and they’re giving away a $250 gift card to JCP! And when you see the collection… you’ll see why I’m so excited! What pieces do I want to jazz up my … Read entire article »

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Decorating Playrooms with RoomMates Peel and Stick Wall Decor

Decorating Playrooms with RoomMates Peel and Stick Wall Decor

WRITE ON THE WALLS?!! What?! My mom taught me to NEVER write on the walls but now I can (within limits, specifically circular limits)  — How cool is that?! ROOMMATES PEEL AND STICK WALL DECOR I recently received a package of wipeable wall decals from RoomMates Peel and Stick Wall Decor in the shape of circles that come in both chalkboard black and wipe-board white that I applied to my playroom corner in an adorable collection. You can see … Read entire article »

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How to Pick Your Nursery Theme

How to Pick Your Nursery Theme

When I was pregnant, I spent hours browsing blogs and store websites (Pinterest didn’t exist yet!) to pick a nursery theme. If you’re overwhelmed with the number of choices, here are three tips on picking a great nursery theme: Start with your favorite colors:  When I found out I was having a boy, I knew that I wanted to feature blue in my nursery, but I knew that I didn’t want primary colors or bright tones … Read entire article »

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Time for Bed, Time for Bunk Beds

Time for Bed, Time for Bunk Beds

When I come home from a long day after work, there’s nothing I like to do more than lay down on my bed, even if only for a few moments before I’m yanked off to the next chore. If I had to climb up a ladder to get to this cozy piece of heaven I’m sure I would be a very unhappy camper. Rewind 20 or 25 years ago and the opposite of this was true. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beds, Bedtime, Children's Furniture, Featured, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Sleeping

A Kid-Friendly Bookshelf: Guidecraft Universal Book Display

A Kid-Friendly Bookshelf: Guidecraft Universal Book Display

Our friends like to joke that there are books in every room of our house–and they aren’t far off. We have floor to ceiling built-in bookshelves in the den, bookcases in the living room, a cookbook rack in the kitchen, 8 packed bookcases in the basement, and bookshelves in each of the kids’ rooms. We have struggled with not only finding enough room for our books but for also keeping them organized. And then comes the … Read entire article »

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