Monday, May 23, 2022

Bonjour: {Paris Packing List from Free Assembly at Walmart}

This post was kindly sponsored by Free Assembly at Walmart and contains affiliate links. All opinions and reviews are my own.  Walmart rewards me with a small commission of any purchase made through my links.  Thank you so much for supporting my sponsors and my blog. 

Bonjour, friends!  My big trip to Paris is right around the corner and I am in full prep mode... maybe more like freak-out mode!  This trip was planned long ago and I am so excited it is finally here.  My mom, sister and I are headed to Paris and London to celebrate my mom's 75th birthday and I cannot wait!

One thing I always do with trips is overthink and overpack!  I like to have options when I get there and not be forced to wear an outfit because it is all I have left in the suitcase. The summer months in Paris can be tricky since it is cool in the mornings and evenings but it warms up during the day, so I want to make sure I am prepared.  My approach it to take a lot of items that can be mixed, matched and layered. I also wanted a few things that could be dressed up for dinner or styled casually for sight seeing during the day.  This is where the Free Assembly line at Walmart saved me!  

I scored some great stuff to take and am excited to actually be packing early instead of the night before like I usually do!

Free Assembly clothing is available in some Walmart stores but they have an amazing selection of items online.  I am sure you've noticed how Walmart has really stepped up their fashion game. I love this brand...the quality feels very "high end designer" but the prices are so reasonable!  I was blown away as I started shopping this brand and it is quickly becoming a favorite!

So here is what I am taking so far...and I have another order coming!

Links to shop: 

I will be mixing and matching the bodysuits with the jeans and pants. When it is cooler, I can layer one of the button down shirts or sweatshirt on top.  I think the dresses are very versatile and can be worn for a trip to the flea market and/or to a nice dinner.  The t-shirt dresses and romper are so comfy and will be great for long days of sight seeing! My favorite thing is the black jumpsuit and feel like it is perfect to wear during the day or evening.  It can be easily switched up by changing shoes and accessories.  I am so thrilled I found the Free Assembly brand at Walmart.  I knocked out so much shopping for my trip in a matter of minutes and got so many great pieces!  If you haven't checked out this brand, make sure to!  The quality is amazing and the price point is so reasonable!  They also have collections for kids and men...something for the whole family!  You can shop the whole collection HERE!

I am off to pack, feel free to drop your best travel tips for Paris and London in the comments!  Au Revoir!

Monday, May 9, 2022

Zen Patio Makeover: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

As a Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker, I am honored to work with their amazing brand sharing their stylish and affordable line of home products available at 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 from my blog.  I am excited to share my May project with you today!

In celebration of Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart's new TikTok account, members of their influencer network were asked to pick a TikTok trend to base our project on this month.  I had so much fun with this challenge and decided to create a zen (#ZenTok) space on my back patio...somewhere I could sit and sip coffee in the morning, read a book in the afternoon, enjoy a glass of wine in the evening or...scroll TikTok any time of the day because I am addicted!  I've shared a little about going through some tough times, thanks to a back injury and some other stuff that came up, so I decided I need to practice a lot more selfcare (#SelfCareTok)! I love seeing TikToks based on these trends and was inspired to join the trend!  It is so important to take care of yourself and I cannot wait to spend time on my "new" patio relaxing!

I am absolutely in love with this space now!  Look how amazing it turned out....

Let's quickly see what I started with...

I hadn't really done much of anything to this area in the 5 years I have been here.  Everything shown above was done by the previous owner.  I had some issues with the sprinkler system so this space needed a complete overhaul.  I did a good job at covering the chaos with cute rugs but I was so excited to see the old stuff go! My ex husband decided he wanted to help me get it into shape as a Mother's Day gift. It was such a thoughtful gift that provided me with a fresh, new, beautiful space to enjoy!  He ripped up the old pavers and got to work.  More on the patio transformation coming soon, but let's skip to the fun part...the decorating!

First up, I ordered this adorable egg chair from the Better Homes & Gardens line available exclusively at Walmart.  I've wanted this chair since they released it last year, but never thought I had the space for it.  Once I knew the space was getting a makeover, I wasted no time and ordered it!  Although it is very large, and some may think it is too large for this space, I am all about getting what you like and what works for you...and it makes me so happy!

This chair is so comfortable!  I know I will be spending a ton of time in this chair!

Link:  Egg Chair

Next, I grabbed this amazing outdoor pouf. I saw it in the garden section of Walmart while picking up some plants and knew it was the perfect fit for my space. I love the texture and modern design.  It is perfect with the egg chair and so comfy to prop up your feet on after a long day!  The great thing about this pouf is that I can use it indoors when it is not being used outside!  A huge win for me! 

Link: Tufted Outdoor Pouf

I added just a few throw pillows to make the space super cozy.  I love Better Homes & Gardens line of pillows!  They are all so inexpensive and the quality is amazing! 

Link:  Woven Striped Pillow

Link:  Black Textured Pillow

Simple finishing touches completed the look for now! I have some more ideas for this space so stay tuned for those plans. As for now, a battery operated candle lantern adds a soft glow in the evenings and a few pretty plants, in Better Homes & Gardens planters, add a calming touch.

Link:  Battery Candle Lantern

Link: Resin Planter

Remember  the Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart "Containers Made Easy" succulents I used for my front porch?  Well I went back for more!  I absolutely love that they offer these!  It is so easy to pop them into a pretty planter of your choice and they look amazing! 

Don't forget to shop all the Better Homes & Gardens plant options at your local Walmart garden center!  They have such quality plants for amazing prices!

I couldn't be more thrilled with the way this space turned out.  I am so excited to have a little zen area to spend time in!  Stay tuned for some more fun projects I have planned for this space!

I hope this post inspired you to create your own space to relax in, because self care should be a priority for all of us!

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