Thursday, March 19, 2020

Boredom Busters-Favorite Games

Hope everyone is hanging in there, staying well and staying sane during these insane times!  I polled my IG audience and asked them to share their favorite games and wanted to share the results.  Here are several options for all ages!! You can click on the individaul images for the affiliate link that will take you to the retailer's website!  I will be updating this post frequently with new ideas, so check back!  

Also, I have rounded up some super fun activities/crafts for kids of all ages here...

Link: Boredom Busters- Activities, Art and Crafts

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Spring Patio Refersh: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

Today I am excited to partner with Better Homes & Gardens once again!  As a BHG Stylemaker, I am honored to work with this amazing brand sharing their stylish and affordable line of home products from Walmart! As always, any product reviews or opinions are honest feedback from my personal experience.  This post contains affiliate links to Walmart, which means the brand rewards me with a small commission for any sale resulting from a link click through on my blog! Thanks so much for your continued support!

It is starting to feel like spring here in Texas! Of course, if you live here then you know that doesn't mean a lot...winter weather could still be showing up unannounced and uninvited anytime but I decided to take my chances and start getting my patio ready for the new season!  With the help of the Better Homes & Gardens line, available at Walmart, I did a quick and budget friendly patio refresh and cannot wait to spend time enjoying my updated space!  Their line of patio furniture, décor and accessories is fabulous this year!  Make sure and shop quickly because their stuff always sells out quick! 

If you have followed me for awhile, you know I am a huge believer in using what you have first, then buy a few new items for a quick update.  I already had these wicker patio chairs from last year.  My mom wasn't using them anymore so I happily took them off her hands.  They were a brown finish and a little sun bleached, so a can of gray spray paint gave them a whole new look!  A few weeks ago, I grabbed some new cushions and throw pillows from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart and now we have a perfect little place to relax outside!  

The cushions are so comfy and can easily be washed just by spraying them down.  The cute throw pillows are reversible, but I prefer the striped side!  I have owned my outdoor rug for years, but I wanted to share this adorable striped on in case you are in the market for a new, outdoor rug...

I also picked up a few of these pretty lanterns.  I love that they came with a battery operated candle that flickers to give it a real look!  It is so pretty and crates a cozy ambiance in the evenings!

It is amazing how updated this space now looks...just a few new items made such a difference!

On the other end of my small patio, I created a cute dining area using stylish bistro chairs and a simple dining table from the Better Homes & Gardens line from Walmart.  All items were so budget friendly and I really like that the table folds up for storage.  I love having 2 separate areas to utilize.  I can easily move things around if I need to!  This just goes to show you that you do not have to have a huge space to create a functional and welcoming place to enjoy! 

Shop the items here:

Link: Woven Bistro Chair
Link: Folding Bistro Table
Link: Tassel Throw Pillow

The textured throw pillows add a cozy touch while providing extra comfort and style.

To accessorize the table with, I added a pretty planter and another candle lantern. Simple touches make a big impact! Check out all the outdoor decor from the Better Homes and Gardens line at Walmart here!

I am looking forward to spending a lot of time out is a  prefect place to have my morning coffee, have dinner with my daughter or have a glass of wine with girlfriends! 

And now that spring weather has arrived, I am looking forward to adding a lot more plants soon!

I hope this post inspired you to create an outdoor oasis of your on.  Whether you have a large space to work with or a smaller one like me,  the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart has a wide variety of decor, furniture and accessories to get your patio ready to enjoy!  

For more great decorating ideas and inspiration, follow Better Homes and Gardens Live Better on social media: 


Saturday, February 1, 2020

Tween Room Refresh: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

Today I am excited to partner with Better Homes & Gardens once again!  As a BHG Stylemaker, I am honored to work with this amazing brand sharing their stylish and affordable line of home products from Walmart! As always, any product reviews or opinions are honest feedback from my personal experience.  This post contains affiliate links to Walmart, which means the brand rewards me with a small commission for any sale resulting from a link click through on my blog! Thanks so much for your continued support!

A little room refresh was definitely in order for my tween daughter.  She has had the same bedding for several years and while it was adorable, she was ready for something a little more trendy and fun! While we decided we would wait until this summer to do a full room makeover, we got a head start on part of the room with this fun refresh!  We kept this project to a budget of $300 and were able to make a huge impact with the changes we made!  We selected items from the Better Homes & Gardens line, available at Walmart, and were pleasantly surprised at how many new goodies we could grab due to the affordable prices! 

Welcome to my daughter's boho inspired turned out so perfect for her...stylish, cozy, serene...a perfect room fit for a tween!

New bedding was a great way to make a huge impact for a small price!  The textured duvet set was our starting point.  Not only is the duvet super cozy, but the pattern keeps things interesting and brought in that boho feel we were going for.  I love that this set will grow with her through the years and we can change it up easily with different throw pillows and sheets!  Neutral bedding is always my go to choice since it is so versatile!

The colorful, shag pillows were perfect to pair with the bedding.  They bring in a splash of color and tons of texture to this space.  The more texture, the cozier the room feels! The Better Homes & Gardens line has so many amazing throw pillows and these didn't disappoint! At under $20, they were also budget friendly! 

Just to add a little more interest to the room, we grabbed these cute diamond print sheets.  The pattern and color are subtle, but they add just a little pizazz to the room.  The color also tied in great with my daughter's gold antique bed! These sheets are so soft and come in several different colors and patterns. 

Shop her new bedding items here:

Link:  3 Piece Chenille Duvet Set
Link:  Shag Oblong Throw Pillow
Link:  Abstract Diamond Throw Pillow
Link:  Wrinkle Resistant Sheet Set (Diamond Pattern)

Once we had the bedding picked out, we were on the hunt for the perfect nightstand.  The Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart has so many affordable furniture options so I knew we would find something stylish and budget friendly.  I was blown away to find this modern, faux marble and gold side table on sale for under $50.  The gold base compliments her gold bed and the marble top was perfect for the trendy look we were going for.  I know this piece will be something that will also grow with her for years to come!  

Link: Faux Marble Side Table

A few fun accessories were all we needed to style the new nightstand with.  Luckily, we already had the perfect task lamp so we got to spend pat of the budget on the fun stuff. My llama loving girl was so excited about the adorable llama planter...her most favorite find from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart!  We also picked up this cute, faux plant...a little greenery is always good in any space!

Link:  Resin Llama Planter
Link:  Faux Snake Plant
Link:  Similar Lamp Option
Link:  Similar Lamp Option 2

To finish off the refresh,
we added the beautiful, ruffle curtain to create a cozy reading nook!  It is now the perfect space to relax in with a good book and a cozy throw blanket!

Link:  Ruffle Curtain Panel

We are thrilled with the way our little room refresh turned out!  For under $300, we accomplished a whole new look in this space.  Mixing in items you already have with a few new pieces is a great way to update the space without spending a ton!  

Link:  Faux Fur Pillow 
Link:  Similar Rug

Are you wanting to refresh a space in your home?  Here are some simple ways to do so without spending a ton of money:

1. Switch out throw pillows.  This is a really inexpensive way to achieve a fresh look.  I love using textured throw pillows to bring in a cozy feel.  You can mix and match prints and materials to keep the space interesting. Check out some of my favorite pillows from the Better Homes & Gardens line here:

2.  Add a new area rug.  Rugs are a great way to bring in a new pattern, new color or transform the style of the space.  Here are some fun choices for every style: 

3. Swap out or add a new furniture piece.  You can always rotate existing furniture pieces to new rooms in your home for a quick refresh or bring in one new piece to really make an impact. Maybe a new coffee table or dining table...a new bookshelf or console...a new headboard or piece can make a big difference.  Adding the modern nightstand/side table in my daughter's room really changed up the space from "little girl" to "tween". Better Homes & Gardens has so many quality pieces for great prices.  Check out some great furniture finds here:

4. Rotate decor items.  Shop your home and use decor pieces in new spaces.  Adding in just a few new items will also give you a whole new look without spending a ton.  Use vases throughout your home and style them with seasonal stems.  Trays and candle lanterns are another decor staple for me.  You can easily switch them up with seasonal accents for a new look every few months!  Here are some great decor staples that would work in any space!

I love all the options the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart has to create a beautiful room on any budget! I hope this post gave you some quick and easy ideas and has motivated you to give your rooms a little refresh, especially with spring around the corner! 

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Thank you so much, Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart for sponsoring this post.  I am honored to be a BHG Stylemaker and enjoy working with companies I love! 

Friday, January 10, 2020

Boho Vibes: {Affordable Home Decor Finds}

Happy Friday!  Today I have rounded up lots of great boho style decor for great prices!  If you love the look of Anthropologie, but don't love the prices, this post is for you! To access each item, click on the image and you will be taken to the retailer's site via affiliate link.  I found so many great items....

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Affordable Home Decor Round-Up

Happy Wednesday!  I wanted to share some amazing decor finds with you today!  I know with the new year starting, sometimes it is fun to add a few new pieces of decor for a fresh new look!  I've rounded up some great products at affordable! Just click on the image for the affiliate product link!  These items are limited quantity so once they're gone, they're gone for good!  Grab them while you can!

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Getting Organized for the New Year: {Sponsored by Better Home & Gardens at Walmart}

Welcome to my first post of 2020!  We had a great Christmas, enjoyed some fun activities, as well as down time, and have had a great start to the new year!  I hope all of you did as well.  All the Christmas decor is packed away, my house is getting put back together and I have been cleaning and organizing like crazy!  I am sure most of you are doing the's that time of year! 

Today I am partnering with Better Homes & Gardens and sharing some easy organizing ideas!  I found so many great products from their line at Walmart to help me "contain the chaos" in a few areas in my home!  Now I am super motivated to get to the rest of the house, but for now, I wanted to share these spaces with you!

First up, my daughter's bathroom linen closet! 

Here is the before, not too terribly bad but could definitely use some work...

After clearing everything out, I went to work.  My secret...baskets make everything appear organized.  6 baskets, 2 bins, a few "fun" items she couldn't live without and we have an oh so clean and organized space! 

Baskets are a must for keeping things nice and organized!  I love these metal ones from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart!  The open front makes everything easy to access.  It is amazing what a few baskets can do! 

Link: Stackable Metal Storage Basket (Large)
Link: Stackable Metal Storage Basket (Medium)

My daughter's favorite shelf is the "nail salon" shelf, as she calls it!  I used an expandable spice rack for her nail polishes and a vanity organizer for other odds and inns.  Let's hope the fact that the spice rack can expand doesn't encourage her to tell me she "needs" more polish! 

The new year was a great excuse to grab some fresh new towels and Better Homes & Gardens had a huge selection to chose from! We went with these super fluffy and soft, waffle print towels and washcloths.  The wood crates are another find from the Better Homes & Gardens line.  Perfect for storing just about anything in any space but worked perfectly for towels in this closet!

A few finishing touches and I was done!  Who says a lazy susan is for the kitchen?  It was the perfect solution for all my daughter's perfume!  And of course, glass canisters are a must for small storage needs!

Link: Bamboo 2 Tier Lazy Susan (I only used one part)
Link: Glass Apothecary Jar (Large)
Link: Glass Apothecary Jar (Medium)
Link: Glass Apothecary Jar (Small)

All finished....let's hope it stays this way!

After I completed linen closet, I was motivated to tackle a few others areas of my house!  When I was shopping for goodies for her closet, I cam across some super useful drawer organizers. How genius are these!?

Link: Adjustable Drawer Dividers

They were so easy to install and instantly transformed this drawer!  I cannot believe how much extra room I created by rolling up the dish towels! The divider keeps everything in place!

I also used them to keep my utensils organized! I will definitely be picking up more of these to use in my other drawers!

The pantry was next on the list!  My pantry was already organized for the most part, but I made a few changes to improve what I already had going on.

I've had the wicker baskets for several years.  I use them to hold items like chips, canned foods, breads, crackers, baking items, boxed foods, etc.  They keep the pantry looking nice and keep things organized by category.  If you are wanting to add storage baskets for your pantry, the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart has a huge selection! Check them out here...

Link: Better Homes & Gardens Storage Basket Collection

I bought more of the open front, wire baskets (the same ones I used in the linen closet) to replace some other baskets I was using that didn't have an open front. The Better Homes & Gardens option are so great for snacks, fruits and veggies and breakfast goodies! The open front makes it easy to grab stuff on the go!

While browsing all the kitchen storage solutions, I came across these awesome storage containers.  I had been using glass jars, but noticed the food wasn't staying as fresh as I had hoped for.  I switched everything to these airtight containers that seal with the snap of the lid and they have been great!  

I love how these eliminate all the bulky bags and boxes food comes in and how fresh everything stays.  Having everything organized in the same type of container helps keep the pantry looking pretty! They also help keep tabs on what you already have and what you need to add to the grocery list since you can see the contents.  Find the links to these containers below!

Everything is so nice and organized!

Shop the whole Better Homes & Gardens "Flip-tite" container collection by clicking HERE or on the images below:

I love having a nice, organized pantry and find that once you take the time to organize it, it is super easy to keep it that way.  The kids catch on and know where everything is!  I happen to have a very large pantry for living in a townhome, but these storage solutions will work in any space...big or small!  Here are my tips for organizing any pantry:

1.  Take everything out!  Go through and throw away any expired food. Take inventory of what you have and make a list of how many baskets, bins, containers you need.

2. Clean the pantry by wiping all shelves, vacuum the floor, mop the floor...add shelf paper if needed or give the pantry a fresh coat of high gloss paint (makes it easy to wipe clean).

3. Measure you shelves so you'll know what size items to purchase! Take a picture of  your pantry so you have it handy for planning while shopping. 

4. Go shopping...pick the storage solutions that work for your family.  It is always better to over-buy, you can always return stuff but it is a hassle to have to make several trips to get what you need.

5. Set up the baskets and start filling them!  Eliminate boxes and bags by putting food in the air-tight containers. Take individual serving snacks out of the boxes and put them in baskets so they are easily accessible. Group items by category into baskets.  Arrange everything in a way that works best for your family!

6. Enjoy your hard work!!  Once you get one space organized, I promise you'll be motivated to work on the rest of the house! 

Motivated to get started? Shop all the items I used for my spaces, plus more storage solutions, here (click on image for affiliate link to each product):

Thank you so much, Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart for sponsoring this post.  I am honored to be a BHG Stylemaker and enjoy working with companies I love! This post contains affiliate links which means if you make a purchase from my link, I am rewarded with a small commission from Walmart.  Thanks so much for supporting my blog and allowing me to share great finds with you!  I appreciate you being here.

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