DIY candy buffet with Celebration by Frey #CelebrationCandyBuffet #ad

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Sweets are an important part of any summer party. Whether it’s a birthday, bridal shower, gender reveal party, or a cookout with friends, you’ll want to make sure you can satisfy each guest’s sweet tooth. Happily, you can find colorful Celebration by Frey items at Walmart, Target, Party City, and Michaels. Use these items to make your DIY candy buffet a success! [Read more…]

Chocolat Frey Scavenger Hunt #IntroducingChocolatFreyNA #ad

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Welcome to our Chocolat Frey fest!  I was introduced to this wonderful brand through the Everyday Assortment and Bunnies box.  When the delicious delivery was made, my family rejoiced.  Seriously, few things get our giddiness like chocolate.  Chocolat Frey was special right from the start.  The beautiful wrappings hint of the quality and treasure within.  Silver, gold, blue, and pink metallic foil make the chocolate even more special.    I wanted to incorporate the wrappings, flavors, and fun into a spring activity for my kids.  Join us for the Chocolat Frey Scavenger Hunt!

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Birthday party ideas with Valentine’s Day theme

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Both of my children have birthdays in April, so holiday-themed candies and supplies are plentiful during that time. Don’t fight the system! Instead of trying to separate the party from the sea of holiday-colored items, make the holiday part of your plans.  If your child has a birthday in February, here are some affordable ideas to build a party around the Valentine’s Day products at DollarTree.

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We love our snowing Christmas tree – check it out!

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Years ago, there was an antique shop in town that had an amazing assortment of Christmas trees displayed all year ’round. There was an upside down tree, which was rather odd. The corner Christmas tree was interesting, and would be awesome for a small space or an extra hall corner. My personal favorite, though, was the snowing Christmas tree. It was encased in a glass cabinet so that the “snow” wouldn’t be handled by curious customers. The snow fell all around the tree’s limbs and ornaments in a quietly beautiful way. It was simply mesmerizing. My husband and I loved to watch it, as we visited the store often just to look at it. The tree wasn’t for sale, and I’d forgotten all about it over the years. Moving into a new house meant that most of our belongings were stashed in a storage building over the summer. When it was time for Christmas decorating, we still hadn’t unpacked the big artificial tree and ornaments that were now in the far back corner of the storage unit. This gave me the perfect excuse to purchase a snowing Christmas tree, just like I’d admired all those years ago!

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Sweet Holiday Memories with Tree Classics @Tree_Classics

We recently moved to a new home, and it’s’ going to be fun decorating it for the first time. Tree Classics sent me their beautiful Classic Noble Fir wreath, and they’re offering one to a lucky reader as well!

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Decorate your pumpkin with candy this fall

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Finding ways to solve two problems with one product is a big time saver at our house.  It’s hard to keep fall decor in line with the changing holidays.  It’s also the time for sweet treats, which is always fun!  One great way to get the two together is to set up your fall table with Sweetworks candy.

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Welcome Home! Complement your home’s exterior style with color

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What says “Welcome home!” to you?  For me, nothing beats a comfortable chair on a covered front porch. When we move into our new home on Friday, one of my first actions will be to set up my outdoor seating.  It’s amazing to think that after all of these months of slowly moving our many belongings into storage, filling out paperwork, and driving around for mile after mile of house showings….the day is finally here!    It’s taken many hands to get us to this point.  We’ve had help from so many wonderful friends and family to get this move underway.  I’m grateful to my sister, our realtors, the builders of our new home, and many more.  Now it’s time to think about maintenance and curb appeal of this new house.  While it might be tempting to focus on the “cosmetics” of the home’s interior, for most people the love affair begins with the exterior of the house.  When selecting your home’s exterior style, be sure to consider James Hardie as your resource for residential siding and exterior trim products!  [Read more…]

Interior design by the hour — affordable and accessible

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Opinions shared are mine. Well, we’re almost there!  This week we close on our current home, close on our new home, and move our whole lives to a new town.  We’re on pins-and-needles, hoping that everything works out the way it’s supposed to.  We’re grateful for the chance to serve in a new community, and hope that we can make this new house our home.  Since school started a couple of weeks ago, I won’t have time to devote to decorating the home the way I want.  My sister has provided some much-needed assistance, but we haven’t been able to get into the new house to really plan it out yet.  I recently heard about Homepolish interior design, which is an affordable, accessible way to get an interior designer’s advice for perfecting your home’s space.   [Read more…]

Decor for summer parties – what’s your go-to?

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During the summer, I value my time off perhaps even more than throughout the school year.  My kids and I love to lounge in our pj’s, relax in the pool, and eat breakfast as late as we want.  Inviting family and friends over makes us happy, but only when we can relax while doing it! That means that the decor for our summer parties must be completely effortless.

I’ve always wanted to try a Cricut personal electronic cutting machine.  The customized cut-outs make even a simple table look professionally decorated!  The DIY part of me would be fulfilled, while the lazy part of me would celebrate the simplicity.  Wondering what the Cricut offers? [Read more…]

A Delicious Finale to a Pool Party #SweetworksPatriotic #ad

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During the summer months, we enjoy hosting pool parties. July 4 is always a very special event because it’s my brother-in-law’s birthday. We celebrate with fireworks, fun family time, and of course — food!  The finale of the big 4th pool party event is always a delicious dessert. This year, Sweetworks will be the star of our show.  With their assortment of candy, it was easy as 1-2-3 to create a colorful, edible centerpiece for our outdoor table.

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