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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Must Haves for a Cozy Night In...

Hi friends! I'm over on Wayfair sharing my blogger picks for must have items to set the mood for a cozy night in...from the perfect love seat and coffee table, to servingware, cocktails, and dinner. Hope you enjoy my selections. Let me know if you have a favorite item!

wine bar Dover Wine Bar Cabinet
mule mug Classic Mule Mug loveseat Peruse Loveseat
turntable Keepsake USB 3 Speed Turntable game table Multi Game Table mattress topper Leo Pizza Set
coffee table Laguna Coffee Table popcorn bowl Popcorn Bowls with Kernel Catcher wine tray Evening Reverie Wine Accent Tray
bean bag chair Garfield Bean Bag Chair salad bowl 3 Piece Salad Bowl throw blanket Cabin Plaid Flannel Sherpa Cotton Throw

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Stocking Stuffers with Maple Holistics

The tree is up, the stockings hung with care... I'm almost ready for Christmas! I don't know about you, but I LOVE opening stockings! It's a really fun tradition in our house and it's one of my very favorite parts of Christmas morning.

I recently saw a friend post on Instagram a stocking tip, she hides her stocking stuffers in shoe boxes! Each family member has their own box and as she collects goodies, she fills their box. Such a great idea.

Speaking of stocking stuffers, I am putting this tea tree oil shampoo in my husband's stocking. We've switched to as many all natural products as possible - such as our soaps, lotions, and shampoo. I love that this shampoo has all natural ingredients and really helps our scalps in the dry winter months.  It has a great scent (very  important) thanks to the rosemary, lavender, and tree tree oils and washes the hair well.

Check out the entire product line at, they even have a  free samples program in case you would like to try out their products!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Sponsored: Upcycling Toolbox Project With Wayfair

Welcome to the Toolbox challenge presented by Wayfair!  My creative task was to choose a toolbox from Wayfair's large selection and upcycle it into something unique and different.
After much searching, I fell in love with this large old fashioned wood toolbox. It looked sturdy, vintage, and just look at these 5 deep compartments... now what to do with it?

Since it is fall and I have campfires on the brain, I decided I needed a s'mores caddy! The deep compartments hold large mason jars perfectly. If you can't find large mason jars, smaller wide mouth mason jars will also work.

Just fill with your favorite s'more ingredients- graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate bars, and a personal favorite of mine is fudge stripe shortbread cookies. The last compartment I filled with essentials such as napkins, wet wipes (for sticky fingers), and matches. 

I found this nifty printable for the front of my mason jar.

I love how my s'more caddy turned out!  It was so simple to make and now I can easily carry all my s'more ingredients to the campfire at once!

You can check out the full article as well as all the incredibly creative ways our Wayfair Homemakers rose to the challenge on the Wayfair site. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

POPSUGAR August Must Have Box and $10 OFF CODE

The August POPSUGAR Must Have Box is extra special this month as they celebrate their 5th anniversary!!! There are so many great goodies included this month...

The Cheers tray is perfect for entertaining and pairing with the Meri Meri glitter candles!

A $25 gift card to was an extra special bonus this month! Wait till you see all the fabulous items on their site. 

POPSUGAR Must Have will be hosting lots of giveaways in August for current subscribers and new members for sign up this month!  Visit POPSUGAR to learn more about the Must Have Box and receive $10 OFF your first box with code: PARTY (expires on 8/31)

All current subscribers have a chance to win each week some of the following prizes from Pehr Designs , First Aid Beauty, Kendra Scott, Tarte Cosmetics, and a grand prize from Cambridge Satchel Co 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nerf Battle Zone Birthday Party

Calling all Nerf fans, it’s time for an epic birthday battle! Grab your Nerf gear and head to the Nerf zone battlefield for a major blast of fun! You will love the vibrant colors and bold patterns of this exclusive Nerf theme from Shindigz. This collection offers a huge selection of party supplies- from Nerf battle zone obstacle barriers, deflection covers, stacked barriers, personalized cups, plates, and photo backgrounds! Today I am sharing how we transformed our backyard into my son’s dream Nerf battle zone for his 11th birthday.

Let’s start with the dessert table. I layered the Nerf table background in front of the 7’ Nerf battle zone photo background to create the perfect backdrop for our 6’ dessert table. I then placed 3’ barrel obstacles as pillars on each side of the dessert table to add some extra height on either side. On the dessert table, I used white wood boxes stacked on top of each other (to replicate the feel of the barriers out on our Nerf zone battlefield) to display the cupcakes topped with personalized cupcake picks and Nerf themed sugar cookies.

We had lots of drinks on hand to help the kids refuel and cool down. Gatorade bottles decked out with personalized water bottle labels are always a huge hit!

Let’s jump right into the games and activities!  As kids arrived, they went through a “Nerf Inspection” to make sure their Nerf gear passed the requirements (no battery operated or large guns). Kids were divided into two teams and given black or green bandanas and safety glasses.

Target practice was first. Each team was timed to see how quickly they could knock down all the targets lined up on boxes.

The next game was called the “Nerf Ball Challenge”. Each team lined up across from each other with a beach ball placed directly in the middle between both teams. When we said go, each team had to shoot at the beach ball target. The first team to cross the beach ball over to the other team’s line wins!

Finally, the ultimate Nerf Zone Battle. This is what everyone was looking forward to the most. Set up for the Nerf battle was super easy. We placed the Nerf zone battle deflection covers, barrels, boxes of Nerf darts, and cardboard boxes throughout the yard and off they went. The battle was on! This might be one of the easiest parties we’ve ever thrown!

Party guests took home their team bandanas, safety glasses, and personalized favor boxes filled with personalized chocolate bars, mini water guns, and extra Nerf darts.

This Nerf party sure was a BLAST!!!
Hope this helps inspire some ideas for your ultimate Nerf party!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Pop Sugar Must Have Box: Summer Edition

Happy Birthday America! How can we be into July already? We have been busy filling our evenings with baseball games and ice cream stops. We even managed to squeeze in a fabulous holiday weekend in Cape Cod with family. It was our first ferry adventure to Nantucket, so dreamy!

My Pop Sugar Must Have Box was waiting for me when we got home. It was filled with amazing beachy surprises! I absolutely love this Aloha Collection beach bag- perfect for wet suits or use to keep dry items sand/water free.  

I'm beach ready with some snacks, new summer reading, and my Mermaid Sea Salt spray. 

Check out Pop Sugar Must Have Boxes here and get $5 OFF your first subscription box with promo code: SHOP5 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer Solstice Celebrations Sponsored by Wayfair

I have been compensated for this post as a member of the Wayfair Homemaker Program, 
all ideas and opinions are completely my own #sponsored 

Summer Solstice is one of my very favorite days of the entire year. Every June 21st, the sun sets at 8:35pm. We get to enjoy an astounding 16 hours and 38 minutes of sunlight. This is truly a day to get outside and celebrate. It means summer is in full swing and my kids are playing outside all day long until the lighting bugs are the only playmates left outside. 

There are so many different ways to celebrate the extra daylight... a quiet night on the porch with drinks, invite friends over for dinner, or throw a good old fashioned neighborhood block party. We've done all three, but the neighborhood gatherings are always something special. It doesn't take much to throw together a backyard block party- food, music, drinks, and lots of kids running around. Sometimes even a theme is born and games appear, and prizes! We turned an ordinary evening into a neighborhood carnival... you can find all the details here

I've put together a list of my favorite outdoor entertaining must haves from Wayfair... from popcorn makers, to cotton candy machines, and retro coolers. Each add something extra special to outdoor celebrations. 

Happy Summer Solstice celebrations everyone! 

Photo Credit: Allison Duda of A Joy Photography 
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