Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Change is Good: {Simple Updates with Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

Today I am excited to share my first project partnering with Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart! I am so excited to have them as a new sponsor and look forward to sharing their products with you over the next year! We have some fun stuff in the works and I am grateful for this opportunity.  As always, any opinions expressed in this post are mine. Thank you for supporting my blog and my blog sponsors! 

This month, BHG Live Better wanted me to share how I make my house a home. I have lived in my townhome for just over two years and it has definitely become my happy place.  After a huge life change, a big move, downsizing living space and starting a new chapter, it was important to me for my new home to feel cozy, safe and welcoming.  

When I first moved, I kept a lot of items that I had in my old house.  Familiarity was important to me and I was attached to my stuff since I loved the home I left!  2 years later, I am beginning to switch it up a bit and bring in items that define my (always changing) style more.  Whatever that style may be...who knows!  I tend to be drawn to the industrial, vintage vibe mixed in with a touch of farmhouse and maybe even a hint of modern.  For me, making your house a home, means adding your personal style to each space! It means buying things that catch your attention and using them in unique ways.  It means creating a space that just feels cozy and comfortable!

The first switch I made was replacing my dining chairs.  I came across these Better Homes & Gardens metal bistro style chairs and fell in love.  The price was unbelievable at under $100 for all 4, so that made my decision easy!  Once they arrived, I was so impressed with the quality.  I love the modern feel they bring into the space and I know they would look beautiful paired with any style of table! 

Another impactful change I made was adding this beautiful shag rug. I love how it defines the dining area in my open concept home.  It was yet another affordable find from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart and the quality is amazing...super soft and doesn't shed at all!  The price was extremely affordable.  If you are looking for a budget friendly way to update a room, adding a new rug is such an easy way!

As mentioned above, I love mixing styles... a boho style rug, industrial metal chairs and a wood farmhouse style table make this space unique and unexpected!

While shopping for those items, I came across so many great accessories and decor items from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart.  Nothing says "home" like creating special moments and filling your home with the people you care about!

Whether it is a big fancy dinner or a small impromptu brunch, the Better Homes & Gardens Live Better line at Walmart  has everything you need to make entertaining easy!  Take a look at all the goodies I found...

This white ceramic pitcher is a decor staple in my opinion.  Of course you can use it to serve your favorite beverage but it can also be used in other ways...add seasonal stems for an instant centerpiece, style it in a grouping  to decorate open shelving or even plant a small houseplant inside to use as a unique planter!  At under $20, this is a great decor piece to invest in!

More wonderful products I used to style my brunch tablescape are this jute braid place mats, these melamine dinner plates, an adorable embossed butter dish, this rustic, acacia cake stand, and simple fringe dish towels.  I love that these products are useful and look so great on the table!

I also picked up this Acacia wood tray knowing it was another great decor staple to have around the house!  Trays are great to use for serving food but can also be used in so many different ways.  Here are a few ideas:

-Use on a bathroom counter to hold towels and soaps or make up and jewelry.

-Add to a guest room bed to hold fresh flowers and sweet treats to welcome your guest with.

-Use on a kitchen counter to create a coffee bar.  Style with mugs, stirs and creamer and sugar containers,

-Use on a coffee table...just add a stack of books, a candle or a plant!

Lots of great uses for this tray!  For this brunch, I used mine as a small coffee prep station. This cream and sugar set was a great addition and allowed guests to serve themselves because we all know how important it is to get just the right amount of cream and sugar! 

For me, home is a  place that you can gather with all your loved ones for big celebrations or low key gatherings.  A place filled with the sound of laughter, the smell of yummy food, the sight of those you hold dear and memories being made for a lifetime...

Of course when you aren't entertaining, home should be a cozy and comfy place you find peace and serenity in.  One of my favorite places is this little sitting area in my living room.  I often find myself here relaxing with a hot cup of coffee and a sweet treat...

To make this space even more relaxing, I added this textured striped blanket and this sweater knit throw pillow to the space.  The quality of both of these items is impressive, especially at their unbelievably affordable price points!  Make sure to check out the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart of home products if you are needing a quick refresh on a budget!

Shop my new items here (scroll and click on image for product link):

I hope you enjoyed reading about how I make my house a home!  I am so excited about the updates I made and the affordable products I found!  You can check out the whole Better Homes & Gardens line available at Walmart by clicking HERE!

What are some ways you make your house a home? Leave a comment and let  me know!

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Modern Farmhouse Finds on a Budget!

If you have been following my for awhile, you know I love sharing great deals on furniture and decor!  This post is sponsored by Walmart and I am excited to show you some of their amazing, affordable products that will give you a modern farmhouse look on a budget!

Take a look at all these goodies! They have everything from furniure and decor to lighting and linens...

Shop these items here (scroll and click for product links):

Want to see more, check out these links to more budget friendly deals...
Link: Farmhouse Living Room
Link: Farmhouse Bedroom
Link: Farmhouse Dining Room
Link: Farmhouse Lighting
Link: Farmhouse Decor

I hope you find these product round-ups helpful in decorating your own space! Thank you, Walmart, for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share your affordable products with my readers!

This post contains affiliate links to Walmart.com.  If you purchase an item from my post, I may recieve a small comission from Walmart. Thanks so much for being here and supporting my blog!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Creating a Coastal Retreat: {Sponsored by Walmart}

Today I am excited to be partnering with Walmart on this post.  All opinions are my own.  I love working with retailers who provide quality products at affordable prices and Walmart does just that!

We enjoyed a week at the beach in the beginning of June and it was pure bliss.  The beach is my happy place and I am always drawn to the laid back vibes, the calming sounds and the beautiful scenery! It is one of those places I am always sad to leave, especially when I have to return back to land-locked Dallas! 

I took that picture on our last day of vacation and am already counting down the days until we go back next summer! Since the beach is a place I love, I thought it would be fun to share some great products from Walmart to turn an ordinary bedroom into a relaxing, beachy retreat! Check out some their great products here: Coastal Bedroom Collection

When I think of the beach, I think of a serene color palette of varying shades of blues mixed with neutrals.  I picture items that bring texture into the room like natural fiber rugs and rattan accent furniture.  Soft, luxurious bedding and pretty throw pillows are perfect for keeping things cozy and welcoming.  To tie everything together, coastal themed decor pieces do the trick and are easy to switch out if you want to change things up as fall approaches. 

I am pretty sure I could get some much needed rest and relaxation in a room like this....

Shop this look here: (just click on image for prodcut info.)

As I was browsing Walmart's website, I came across a huge selection of products that would add a coastal touch to any home.  Even if a complete room redo isn't in the cards, adding a few touches here and there can give a space a little refresh!  Check out these great products that will bring a touch of the coast into your home:

So many great furniture pieces here: 

Add textured textiles and coastal style decor to finish off the space:

Need more décor? Dress up your walls with this collection: Coastal Wall Decor

It is so nice to find so many affordable options. You do not have to spend a ton to create a beautiful space!

Thank you, Walmart, for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share your products with my audience! 

Please note that this post features affiliate links to the Walmart website.  If you purchase any items above, I receive a small commission from Walmart. Thank you for supporting my blog!