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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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Rustic Room Refresh: {Sponsored by Walmart}

Today's post is sponsored by Walmart ! I love working with companies that provide quality products for great prices!  No need to break the bank in order to create a beautiful home! All opinions and product reviews are based on my personal experience with their products!

It is no secret that I have always used texture in my home to bring in interest. Having an all neutral home can seem pretty boring unless you find unique ways to add warmth, charm, texture and interest to each space!  For fall and winter this year, I decided to go with a rustic vibe in my living room.  Lots of luxurious, faux fur accents brought in all the cozy feels for those chilly nights curled up on the couch or those fun nights in spent with friends and family making memories! 

I found so many affordable and stylish products in Walmart's  Rustic Luxe Collection!  I selected a few new peices to add to my existing decor to create the perfect rustic retreat!

One of the easiest ways to switch up a space is to change out the throw pillows.  Walmart has such a great variety of affordable pillows that fit any style!  I went with a variety of faux fur options to jazz up my linen sofa!  You can check out their holiday textile collection HERE!

Here are the pillows that won me over! I love the way the different textures look together. This spot makes me want to grab a cup of coffee and snuggle up for a lazy evening!

Another simple way to add texture, warmth and color to a room is to bring in soft throw blankets!  

This sherpa blanket caught my eye online due to how plush it appeared and I am happy to report is lived up to my expectations when I received it!  I am going to have to grab a few more of these for gifts!

To finish off this room refresh, I did a quick switch-a-roo with a few rugs I already owned.  I moved my faux cowhide rug from my office to add to the rustic luxe vibe!  I have owned this rug for several years but Walmart has some very affordable, similar options here...

Similar faux cowhide rug options...
Link: Off White Faux Hide Rug
Link: Gray Faux Hide Rug

With a cozy new room all ready for the holidays, I also picked up some beautiful new entertaining pieces to use throughout the season.

Link: Round Marble Serving Board
Link: Rectangular Marble Serving Board
Link: Stemless Wine Glasses
Link: Gold Candle Lantern
Link: Faux Sheepskin Rug
Link: Wood Slice Charger/Tray

From candle lanterns and a faux fur table topper (also known as a rug...I got creative) to marble serving boards and beautiful wine glasses, I am all set for a fun night in with friends!

Whether you are hosting a large family gathering or a small girls' night in, Walmart has everything you need to entertain!

Check out more great entertaining pieces HERE!

And that's a wrap on this affordable, rustic room refresh!  Shop the look: (click in image for affiliate link to retailer)

I am loving the new vibe in my living room!  Walmart has so many amazing items and just a few, simple changes can totally transform a space for a whole new look!  

Make sure to check out the rest of the Rustic Luxe & Holiday Home Collections for more affordable, on trend items for every room in the house...

Link: Rustic Luxe Bedroom 
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Link: Comfort and Joy Living Room Collection
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Link: Gather - Dining Room Collection
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Thank you, Walmart, for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share your affordable and stylish home items with my audience!

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Budget Friendly Furniture Finds

Happy Sunday!  Today I have rounded up several budget friendly furniture finds for you!  Just click on the image to be taken to the listing on the retailer's website. 

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