August 16, 2017

Sale Alert: Bamboo Cordless Roman Shades

Happy Hump Day!  Just wanted to pop in a share a great sale that ends today!  I have had several inquiries on my blog and social media sites asking where I purchased these bamboo roman shades.  I caught them on sale today and just ordered three more for our breakfast nook.  They are 40% off and if you spend more than $100, you get an additional 30% with code: FORYOU43.  Such a steal!

We absolutely love them and I wanted to pass along the great deal in case you've been looking!  Have a great rest of the week!  You can purchase them by clicking here.

August 13, 2017

Back Patio Refresh

As much as I loved our patio furniture it was really starting to fall apart.  Our back patio at this house does not have an overhang, so after sitting out in the elements everyday it was really looking bad.  But we had it for about 6 years, so definitely got good use out of it.  On our long list of to-do's for this home is an overhang directly over where this furniture sits.  Fortunately, it faces east so we have full shade after 4 pm which really helps in the mean while.

Knowing that we were not ready for the overhang project and whatever we bought would sit out fully exposed, we decided to go with this iron set that was really affordable.  It's from Home Depot and I tried to link it, but could not find it online.  The whole 5 piece set with cushions was around $300.

I added throw pillows from Target to dress it up a little.  I put two of these 18" Brushed Diamond pillows on on the love seat and the Blue Striped Lumbar pillows on the chairs.

Everything seems to be weather proofed really well, but I do try to move all the cushions and pillows in when it rains.  Our umbrella is still going strong.  I've actually been really impressed with how well it's held up.  I bought it last Spring and it sits out all year and has faded very little and the wood still looks great!  I found it at World Market, but I did not see it this season.  This one is very similar.  We also add a few strings of outdoor globe lights and I love how they look at night!

We spend a lot of time back here year round, so it's nice to have it looking pretty again.  It's soooo hot right now, so during the day if we are back here, it's in the pool.  The evenings cool off and we usually get a good breeze, but it's a warm breeze.

August 6, 2017

Beach Staycation 2017

Hi there!  I feel like it's been awhile since I've posted and I kind of miss it :)  I've been out of town for work and then the rest of our free time has been working on a little DIY project we have going on at our house.  More to share on that soon.

Since I took this new position we decided to stay close by this summer.  So we headed down to Galveston for a few nights and just hung out on the beach.  It's only a little over an hour drive for us which is a perfect getaway when we need it.  I did manage to take a few pictures, but only with my phone.

I hope everyone's summer is going well!  We have 10 days before school starts here, so we are definitely trying to soak up every bit of carefree days we have left.

Have a great day!

July 22, 2017

Nordstrom Sale - My Shopping Guide

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale went live yesterday!  I've already taken advantage of the early access shopping last week, but have a few more items on my wishlist.  I've pulled together a little guide if you don't want to navigate the entire sale and divided it into categories.  The sale last until August 6th, but stuff does sell out.  It's also a great time to start back to school shopping and maybe get a jump start on Christmas shopping.  The deals are so good!  

So let's get to it!



I hope this helps narrow it down.

Happy Shopping!!

July 13, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Early Access

So it has officially started...the Nordstrom Anniversary Early Access Sale.  Because of my new full-time job, I am just now getting a chance to view it and there are lots of cute finds.  If you're a cardholder like me it's a great time to really get some great deals before it's open to the public on July 21st.  Yes, lots of cute, new Fall pieces.  Not end of season stuff marked styles on major sale!  And if the 105 temps are making you sweat just thinking about a sweater, they also have lots of 'wear it now' items and accessories on sale. It's such a great time to stock up on necessities too, like the the most comfy undies ever.  Seriously, there are even some great home finds that I'll share next week.

My Nordstrom Women's Sale Quick Pick Favorites

Happy Shopping!

July 12, 2017

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale 2017 is Coming Soon

It is almost time for the best sale of the year...Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale!  It's always so fun to see all the new Fall Styles that are available at major sale prices.  Even though it's 105 degrees outside (at least here in Texas) you will be sooooo happy when the cooler weather rolls around to have some cute new pieces that you didn't have to pay full price for.  If you're not quite ready for shopping for your winter wardrobe, they also have 'wear it now' steals too. 

To really get the best deals (because the popular items do sell out) having a Nordstrom's Card really helps.  You can shop the Early Access Sale that begins July13th, which is 8 days before the public.  It is so worth it!  The Nordstrom Rewards program is a great benefit too.

I will be sharing my sale wishlist once it starts, so check back if you don't want to navigate the whole sale. 

Take Care!

July 4, 2017

Happy July 4th

Good Morning and Happy July 4th!  I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday.  So thankful for our country and the freedom we all share.

We spent the weekend in our home town at their Fourth of July celebration and now we are back home celebrating here.  This picture above is from the fireworks show in the little town where I grew up.  It's such a small town, but they put on a big fireworks show. 

Today we are hosting a small get-together this afternoon filled with swimming and grilling.  This is definitely my favorite summer holiday and I'm looking forward to more fun today.

Happy July 4th!

June 20, 2017

Lately: Our Summer So Far

Good Morning!  I hope everyone is having a fun summer!  Ours has started off a little different this year.  If you follow on IG, you may have heard that I started working full-time on June 1st.  It's for the same organization that I've worked for over the last three years as a per diem, but now I'm full-time with a lot more responsibilities.  It's so different from all of my previous jobs and I'm really excited about it! 

I do however still love this little website, so I'll be keeping it up as well.  This little place on the web for me is my definitely my creative outlet and I've worked really hard at it and I'm not ready to let it go.  So you will still find me sharing my love for home design, fashion and all our special life moments.  We actually have another house project in the works that I'll be sharing soon.  But until then, here's some randomness...

One - I have actually done very little shopping for summer outfits this year.  Starting this new job has me shopping in the business professional section and leaving little time for cute summer clothes.  But I did manage to recently pick up these super comfortable sandals and a new pair of sunglasses.  The sandals are such a steal at $29 and I'm sharing this top again because not only is it perfect for summer, but it's under $20!

Two -  Another one of my favorite places is the garden center.  I made a trip there this weekend and put together this combo planter.  Loving how it turned out!  Of course you know who is never far from my side.

Three - I've shared this recipe on here before, but we made these again this weekend so thought I would share again.  Full recipe can be found here.

And that's it for now.  Have a wonderful day!

June 2, 2017

Summer Vacation Favorites

Hello June!  And just like that we are into summer break.  Yesterday was the last day of school for our district and I know there are lots of fun summer vacations planned.  My favorite place to be in the summer is near the water.  So above I rounded up a few pieces that I thought would be great for a summer vacation.

And a few more below...