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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Thursday, December 5, 2019

'Tis the Season for Gift Giving: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

This post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart! All opinions about products are my own.  This post contains affiliate links to their products. By making a purchase from my link, they reward me with a small commission.  Thank you for your support!

It's that time of year again...gathering the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.  Today I am excited to be teaming up with Better Homes & Gardens to share some great gift ideas from their line at Walmart!  The best part, all are so budget friendly and you can personalize them to make them extra special for the recipient! I hope my ideas will make your holiday shopping a little less stressful! 

I found so many great products from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart so it was hard to narrow it down to just 6 ideas like they asked me here are 7 ideas...a bonus is always a good idea, right?

No. 1: Cookbook Stand Gift Set

I own and love this cute cookbook stand!  Personalize it with your favorite cookbook or ask family members to send in their favorite recipes and create a family cookbook!  Add a few wooden spoons, spatulas or whisks and tie together with pretty ribbon! Super easy and super cute!

Link: Marble and Wood Stand- Under $20

No. 2: Family Movie Night Popcorn Party Basket

A fun idea for teachers, neighbors, hostess gifts, coworkers...this would work for anyone really!!  Grab this cute popcorn bowl then add popcorn, flavored popcorn seasoning salts,  yummy candy and you're done!  I added a cute dish towel to the mix because we all know how messy the theatre butter popcorn can be!  (The cute gift tag is a free printable I found on Pinterest!)

Link:   Ceramic Popcorn Bowl
Link:   Mini Popcorn Bowls- Set of 4
Link:   Buffalo Plaid Dish Towels- set of 4

No. 3:  All is Calm, All is Bright Spa Basket

Perfect choice for anyone who needs some rest and relaxation! Who doesn't need that?  I grabbed the cute metal basket, wash cloth set and amazing smelling candle from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart, then added in a few pampering products!  Easily customizable for any age! I know my 11 year old would love this with bath bombs and bubble bath added! (Tag found as a free printable online)

Link:  Washcloth Set

No 4: From Our House to Yours Hot Chocolate Set

Great gift for anyone!  Fill with your choice of goodies...homemade sweets would be perfect if you love to bake!  I went with a hot chocolate chocolate, marshmallows, stirs, cookies and kisses!  I made the cute tag to add a festive touch!  They can use the lantern as decor for years to come!

No 5: Sweet Treat Serving Tray Set

Perfect to take over to surprise a neighbor or a great gift to take to a party for the hostess...but also great for anyone on your list!  They get a yummy treat and a fabulous serving tray to keep! This tray would also be great with Christmas cookies, gourmet cheeses and crackers, muffins, fruit and nuts, specialty cakes and pies, etc.  Possibilities are endless!  I went with donuts...
(Cute gift tag found as a free printable on Pinterest)

No. 6:  Making Spirits Bright Gift Set

Another great gift for hostesses, gift exchanges, office parties, neighbors, etc.  You can customize it to make it kid friendly by doing an apple cider theme.  I went with a Sangria mix and fruit.  You could also add a recipe card (my mix had a recipe on it),  coasters, stirs and straws if you have room!  

Festive touch: Add battery powered fairy lights inside to make it glow when the recipient opens it! (Gift tag found as a free printable on Pinterest)

Link:  Coasters

No. 7: Cozy Sherpa Blankets

Perfect for anyone and everyone on your list! I personally own 3 of these blankets and can assure you that they are amazing!  They come in several patterns and are the perfect blanket to cuddle up on the couch with while watching the Hallmark channel!  Great price as well! (Free printable tags found on Pinterest)

I hope you got some fun ideas from this post! I certainly had a blast creating these gifts!  Make sure to check out the Better Homes & Gardens line available at Walmart if you need to find the perfect gift for someone on your list! 

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Whimsical Winter Wonderland: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

I am so excited to have been named a Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker for 2019-2020! This means I get to share my favorite products from the Better Homes & Gardens line available at Walmart  in a sponsored post each month!  All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate link to Walmart.  When you make a purchase from a link, I am rewarded with a small commission paid by them. Thank you for your continued support! 

My first Christmas post of 2019.  Thanks for being here! It might be a tad early for some of you, but I like to get started as soon as I can so I can enjoy the décor for as long as I can!  I can totally enjoy Thanksgiving dinner paired with a side of Christmas décor! My motto is "do what makes you happy" and "fully decked halls" make me happy!  

There is just something so comforting about being in a home filled with twinkle lights, décor that has been collected over the years, the yummy aroma from a candle filling the air, a cheesy holiday movie on TV and the sound of a crackling fireplace nearby!  This year while decorating, I used items I already had, but I did pick up a few new finds to throw into the mix!  The best part, all the products are from the Better Homes & Gardens line from Walmart so not only are they great quality, but I still have money left over for Christmas shopping! I am so excited to have these spaces decorated and cannot wait to enjoy my home with friends and family!

Come on in...

First stop: The Kitchen

While browsing the aisles at Walmart, I always find myself stopping on the candle aisle. I cannot go into Walmart without stopping to sniff all the scents!  The Better Homes & Gardens line has amazing candles and they are so inexpensive.  This one instantly reminded me of the holidays...Smoked Caramel is the perfect blend of sweet and woodsy.  For me, it just reminded me of sitting next to a fireplace, sipping coffee and while snacking on something sweet. It reminded me of baking goodies in the kitchen to share with family and friends while the glow of the fireplace and twinkle lights illuminate the living room. It also matched my house really well and we all know that is something you always consider when buying a candle!  Right? It has to match! 

While I didn't add a ton of Christmas décor to the kitchen, a few little touches add some festive flair!  My kitchen is all ready for holiday baking...

Did you spy my new canisters?  I absolutely love them! The hobnail style brings in a vintage feel while the wood and brass lid gives it a modern, rustic vibe.  They are perfect for my neutral  kitchen and so inexpensive! 

The coordinating cook book stand is another new addition.  I love the mixed materials and how it could really work with any style!  Even if you don't cook, these make for great decor...just add a cute cookbook! Doesn't that cake look amazing...adding it to my "to bake" list!

Link: Acacia Wood Cook Book/Tablet Stand

I also grabbed this double duty cake stand!  I did not realize it could be flipped over and used as a chips and dips tray until I got home and read the tag!  How cool is that?!  I love pieces that you can get a ton of use out of!  Of course, it is great for a cake, but you can use these in so many different ways!  Here I just used it to create a sweet holiday vignette for my small kitchen island.  Don't worry, there is still plenty of room to sit and enjoy a sweet, holiday treat...or 2!

Link: Cake Stand
Link: Striped Dish Towels

Next up: The Dining Area

Link: Metal Bistro Chairs- set of 4

I created this vintage inspired centerpiece by using pieces I already had paired with a few new finds from the Better Homes & Gardens line at  Walmart!  

I was so excited to come across both the beautiful glass tree and the dainty, gray glass candle holders.  They look like they came from an antique store!  Just my style!  My grandparent's antique silver tray was the perfect item to use for this centerpiece!  I love the way it came together!

Link: Glass Tree

This small vignette makes a huge impact, especially when using a fun mix of new and old items!

Final stop: The Family Room

This room is full of my favorite décor pieces that I have collected over the years!  It is always so much fun to get out the storage boxes and go through all my Christmas décor!  I always try to switch up décor each year and use it in different ways or styled with different items for a fresh look!  

I thought this galvanized house lantern was so charming and knew it would look perfect on my coffee table!  I already had a similar lantern that I used last year, but this one was a better size for my coffee table!  I guess you could say I am now collecting house lanterns!  I also have the black version in my guest bedroom!  They are just so cute!

You might also notice that I used the same glass tree and candle holders in this space as well!  I love thinking outside the box when decorating so I had some fun with my bottle brush trees!  Who says candle sticks have to be used for candles?! 

And since my favorite spot in the house happens to be the chair closest to my tree, I grabbed this super soft throw and a few cozy throw pillows to make it even more comfy. I couldn't resist the whimsical, wintery pattern on the blanket!  Isn't it adorable?

Link: Fairisle Sherpa Blanket
Link: Sweater Knit Pillow
Link: Faux Fur Pillow

And that's a wrap for this area of my house!  I am hoping to get the rest of the house decorated soon and cannot wait to share! If you are in need of new décor, new textiles or even entertaining pieces, make sure to check out the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart.  They have so many amazing products and their prices are so reasonable! 

Speaking of entertaining, here are a few more items I picked up for holiday entertaining...

Link:  Honeycomb Wine Glasses
Link:  Marble Serving Board - Rectangular
Link:  Round Serving Board
Link:  Gold Candle Lantern

I am all ready for gathering with friends and family this holiday season!  Wishing you and yours many blessings!  Cheers to making memories!

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Thank you, Better Homes & Gardens, for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share your affordable home products, from your line at Walmart, with my readers! 

Here is a wish list and mood board to pin for reference!

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