Cable Management for the Win!

Hello!  Can you believe today is February 1st?  Where has this year gone so far?  I swear yesterday it was New Years…but I guess not.

Speaking of New Years, how are everyone’s resolutions going?  Good…bad…have you given up already?  I hope not!  Keep going!  You can do it!

One of my New Years resolutions is to manage things better.  You know, things like time, schedule, money, and cables.  Ugh!  My cable management is terrible.  I just hang my phone charger and Fitbit charger from my lamp (which looks like an Eiffel Tower mind you), but my cats really like playing with them.  And, it probably isn’t good for the cables either.

But thanks to Blue Key World, this problem has been solved!

*This blog post has been sponsored by Blue Key World*

Blue Key World is a company that specializes in home and kitchen wear.  How cool is that?  They created these nifty little doo-dads that help you with keeping your cables organized.  But not only that, but they create some pretty sweet knifes for your cooking supplies.  Not impressed yet, just wait and see.

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They were kind enough to send both mom and I a pack of 6 cable organizers.  These organizers are tiny!  They aren’t very big so it’s perfect to hide behind a shelf or on the leg of a table to keep your cords in order.  What’s even better is they come with a sticky pad on the back.  Just peel off the sticker and BAM!  Stick it to whatever surface you need to!

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Now I only used two, one for my phone charger and one for my Fitbit charger.  Just so that way they weren’t hanging on my Eiffel Tower lamp and falling willy nilly.  The hole that holds the cord is big enough for the cord, but small enough that your charger port won’t fall through.  And the matte texture of the organizer helps to hold the cords in place.  How cool is that!

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Mom and I both tried them for a week to make sure that they worked.  We also gave my dad one for his phone charger, just to have an extra person try it.  Mom always complained about her phone charger falling out of her phone during the night and waking up to an almost dead phone.  But with Blue Key World’s cable organizer, she hasn’t had to worry about that at all.  Her phone has stayed plugged in all night long.  And my dad?  Not the same issue, but really enjoyed not having to try to find his fallen phone charger at night when he was ready to go to bed.

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For me, I have one tiny complaint.  And honestly, it’s not even that big of a deal and it’s not entirely the fault of the cable organizer.  My phone charger has a matte finish on it, just like the organizer.  So my phone charger had a bit of a hard time sliding up and down through the small hole in the organizer.  But if the hole was any larger, my charger port would fall through meaning the organizer wasn’t doing it’s job.  But other than that, it’s great!  My cats aren’t always trying to play with my cables, they are more organized, and they aren’t just hanging around on my lamp all the time.

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Overall, if you need a cable organizer, this is the way to go.  If you click here, this will take you to Blue Key World’s Amazon page where you can purchase one of your own.  I promise you won’t be disappointed if you purchase one!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sparkle

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Valentine’s Day Tablescape

Hello!  I hope you have all had a wonderful start to 2019.  But as you know the year is flying by already and it’s almost Valentine’s Day!  I am reposting my tablescape from last year which was an awesome post thanks to Oriental Trading Company.  Now, everything is still available except for the candy jar.  But there are plenty of other options of candy jars to pick from.  So let your heart and dreams go wild!

*This blog post contains sponsored content from Oriental Trading Company*

So it’s becoming that time again for all of the love.  You know what I’m talking about.  Hearts in red and pink all over the stores shelves.  And not only in the stores, but also online as well.  And Oriental Trading is all about the holidays.

And after much deliberation on what to pick from their website, I finally decided on doing a tablescape.  So after doing a lot of shopping around and putting things in my cart and taking them out, I finally ordered my things and started my tablescape.

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And here it is!  I love how it turned out and love each piece that I picked out.  So lets see what I picked.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Center

The first thing is this cute candy jar.  It has a small chalkboard on the front so you can write what kind of candy is in it.  Or, you can draw a heart on it like I did.  But it fits quite a bit of candy in it, so go bananas!

Valentine's Day Tablescape Across

The next thing is the heart tree, if that’s what you want to call it.  It’s a tree in a small pot that you can bend and shape however you want to.  It’s only about 18 inches tall, so it won’t block your view of your loved one.

There’s also the rose garland in the middle of the table.  I added the pink puffball garland and the white puffball garland as well, just to add some stuff to the middle.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Diamonds

And these jewels?  Yep, bought them from Oriental.  I bought a pink, black, and clear pack so I had a variety to spread around the table.  Each color came in a pack of 25 diamonds, so you get a lot of bang for your buck.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Plates

The plates were also purchased from Oriental.  And the silver place mats!  Okay, the place mats were from mom from the last time we worked with Oriental, but they looked great with the rest of the tablescape.  I bought the small candy baking cups from the 99 Cent Store, but they looked so good with the plates.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Overtop

So this is what the table looks like from above!  It’s so cute!

Valentine's Day Tablescape Love

The last thing I got from Oriental was this pretty gold LOVE sign.  It sat so nicely on the cake plate in the background of the photos.  And I must say that I am very excited to put this on my gallery wall in my apartment.

Side note: out cat Kiara is extremely nosy and wants to be in the middle of EVERYTHING.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Kiara

And finally, we found some cute pet clothes for Valentine’s Day at the 99 Cent Store which we had to buy.  Repeat HAD TO.  So we had a little doggy (and kitty) photoshoot for the holiday!

Valentines Day Pets MaggieValentines Day Pets RozyValentines Day Pets EzzyValentines Day Pets SchmunchyValentines Day Pets Kiara

Obviously, Kiara looks annoyed that I took her photo, but I love her all the better!  And Ezzy is on a different couch because she is our senior citizen and I didn’t want to move her.

So that was my fun with Oriental.  I love how the table turned out, but I love the animals as well.  Have a good Wednesday!

Sparkle

It’s Time for Massive Savings!

Good morning everyone!  I hope you are all ready for the weekend because it is for some people it’s a three day weekend.  For me, I will probably have to work.  But that doesn’t mean that I can’t have lots of savings!

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Wayfair is having a massive sale over the Martin Luther King weekend.  It’s the Ultimate 4-Day Clearance!  If you have ever wanted to get something from Wayfair, this is the time to do it.

How would you like to save up to 75% on mattresses and bedding?  Mattresses can be expensive!  Wouldn’t it be super nice to get 75% off of a brand new mattress?  What a perfect way to start off the new year, by getting better sleep!

Now let’s leave the bedroom and move into the living room.  Now if you are like me, I desperately need a new love seat.  Like DESPERATELY!  I either need a new love seat or a couple chairs to take it’s place.  But thanks to Wayfair, that may be able to happen sooner rather than later.  Because this weekend Wayfair is offering up to 70% off all of their living room furniture, dining room furniture, kitchen essentials, wall art, and home decor.  Now you can furnish your whole living room for cheaper than you thought!

 

Not only are these two huge sales going this weekend, but there are so many more sales on Wayfair.  How would you like 65% off accent furniture, entertainment furniture, lighting, outdoor furniture, and storage and organization items?  How about 60% off appliances?  What about bedroom furniture starting at $99.99?  It’s perfect to go with that new mattress!  There’s also area rugs starting at $49.99 and office furniture is starting at $9.99!

Who doesn’t want all of these savings!  So head on over to Wayfair and take advantage of these awesome deals!  Because honestly, they are only going to last through Monday January 21st, so hurry!

 

Sparkle

Craftsy is Now BluPrint: And We Couldn’t Be More Excited!

Hey everyone! I don’t usually post on Wednesday, but I just got this great offer from Craftsy.  Have you been wanting to try something new or ready to take your interest to the next level? Starting today, Craftsy Unlimited is now Bluprint, and offers expanded categories like dance, fitness, yoga, art, and home decorating (plus all the original arts and crafts categories you love).

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You can turn your inspiration into action! We’ll show you how. Through August 1, you receive a FREE 7 Day Bluprint Trial + 33% Off First 3 Months – Or – $20 Off Annual Subscription.    The regular price is just $9.99 a month or your first year for just $100. Now you get an even better deal with this promotion!

I hopped over to the site to take a look at what they offer. There are so many choices! How exciting! There are classes for cooking and baking, quilting and knitting, yoga and dance, and photo and family. For each class, you have the choice of beginner to advanced guidance. You can comment, or ask questions, and learn from experts and doers just like you.

Bluprint has fresh ideas and inspiration every day and it’s available to you 24 hours a day. Some projects will just take a few minutes and others are more labor intensive.

I looked at a few of there classes, just to see what was available. I checked out photography, For the beginner classes, they have basic photography, pets, children and several others. If you are already more advanced, there are 10 more classes, including photoshop, posing, and lenses. In the family section, there are classes for drawing, baking and crocheting. I would love to learn hand lettering and they offer a class under paper crafts!

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It’s a Pink Christmas!

Hello everyone!  I hope you have all had a good week so far and I hope you are ready for the weekend.

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If you haven’t been around the blog for too long, you may not know my obsession with pink.  At one point I had pink in my hair, I have pink decor, pink pillow, even a small pink Christmas tree in my car that is there year round.  But that’s not the only thing pink this year.

I HAVE MY VERY OWN CHRISTMAS TREE!!!!

This is the first year that I have a Christmas tree that’s full sized, not just a little itty bitty tree.  I have my own space where I can decorate for Christmas however I want.

So, I decorated my tree in pink, black, and white!  And here it is!

Full Tree

I absolutely love how my tree turned out!  I have so many ornaments that fit perfectly for my tree.  I purchased a lot from places like Walmart and Dollar Tree, but I had others from my parents house that I brought with me.

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I also received some ornaments along with the garlands from Oriental Trading Company.  I should’ve bought 2 of the black garlands, but I didn’t, so I ended up cutting it into three pieces to cover more of the tree.  Also, I absolutely love the pink beaded garland!  How good does it look on the tree?

Feather and Ornament

And what about feathers?  Yep, those came from OrientalPink and grey ostrich feathers are perfect for sticking between the branches and adding some fluff to the tree!  Now if only the cats would stop going after them…

Ornaments

I also received some icicles, silver baubles, and white snowflakes to add more stuff to the tree.  Now, I thought that I had a lot of ornaments, but these helped me fill the tree even more.  They also made the tree the perfect tree!

Dark Tree

I am so happy with how my tree turned out.  I am in absolute love with it and it fits my personality perfectly.  Now if only I can get my cats to stop messing with the gifts under the tree…

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