Win a Year of Cards from Dollar Tree!

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Good morning! I just had to let you all know about a sweepstakes from Dollar Tree! You could win Hallmark and Dayspring cards for a whole year! These cards are so awesome! I buy these all the time for any special occasions.

Win a Year of Hallmark Greeting Cards!

Here’s what Dollar Tree has to say:

Guess what? We are celebrating our one-year anniversary of our new greeting cards by hosting a sweepstakes for you, our valued customer! Enter 8/22/19 through 9/7/19 for your chance to win* one of 20 prizes – The prize includes a gift box containing seventy (70) Heartline a Hallmark Company, Expressions from Hallmark, and Joyfully Yours a Dayspring Company greeting cards, thirty (30) note cards, and one (1) $100 Dollar Tree gift card.

Can you believe it! 70 Hallmark cards, 30 note cards AND $100 Dollar Tree gift card!

Here are a few of the cards I have acquired from Dollar Tree. They are beautiful and the quality you would expect from a Hallmark card.

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Enter soon! This ends on Sept. 7! Good luck!

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Some New Decor for Me and You! (Giveaway)

Good morning!  It’s Wednesday and we don’t normally post anything on Wednesday’s but today is a special day.  Not only is it the middle of the week (meaning there’s only 2 more days until Friday), but we have an awesome sponsored post from Canvas Factory!!!

*This blog post is sponsored from Canvas Factory.  All opinions expressed in this blog post are our opinions.*

We have worked with Canvas Factory in the past and they have been super awesome to work with!  If you want to see the other beautiful canvases that we got from Canvas Factory, click on the photos below and they will take you to those past blog posts.

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Canvas Factory is an awesome website with millions upon millions of photos that you can choose from for your home.  Not only can you pick from 13 different categories to search through the pictures, but you can add your own if you have a photo that you absolutely love and want to hang in your home.  And you don’t have to pick a canvas!  You could pick an acrylic or metal print as well.  There are so many different options for you to pick from!

Which is why this was so so difficult for me!

Now, I have a beautiful canvas that is hanging on my gallery wall in my living room.  It is a very simple picture of a compass (see link above), but it fits with all of my travel themed items.  But this time, I didn’t want to add to my living room again.  I wanted something different, for a different room in my apartment.

I thought about getting a Disney themed canvas for my future Disney gallery wall.  But I don’t know when that’s going to happen so I didn’t want to order something that I couldn’t put up right away.  And then I thought about getting a picture of succulents because I have been super into succulents and would love to hang a canvas in my kitchen with my hanging planter.  But then I found something better to go above my hanging planter.

And then it hit me.  It hit me almost as hard as a rock if someone had thrown it at me.  Why couldn’t I put a new canvas in my bedroom?

WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THIS BEFORE????

My bedroom is all Paris themed (which, if you’ve seen my past apartment tours you may remember).  I have a lot of Paris themed pictures to hang on my wall but recently I found a new space on my wall for a picture.  It wasn’t a big space but it was perfect size for a new canvas.

So I hopped over to Canvas Factory and searched ‘Eiffel Tower’ and I got I don’t know how many results.  But it was a lot.  And I searched through them all until I found the one.  The one single photo that I wanted on my wall.  So with a few more clicks, I picked out my size and ordered it right to my door.

And this is the result.

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How pretty is this canvas?  Not only does it feature the Eiffel Tower but it shows the river and the beautiful sunset in the background.  I also love that it fits perfectly under my little blingy Paris sign.  It’s almost like it was meant to be.

Here’s a couple more photos of the mini gallery wall that I have in my bedroom.

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I have this mini gallery wall above some of my small display.  It’s not all Paris themed, like the rest of the room, but it all works together.  A cute purse, some flowers, a Paris tote, and an old fashion shoe bag that I drew a Banksy picture on.  It’s all so cute!  Everything works so perfectly together and I couldn’t be happier with the result!

Paris Canvas 1

Now!  You’ve made it to the end and guess what!  There is a chance to win a free canvas from Canvas Factory!  The people at Canvas Factory have been nice enough to let one lucky person get a canvas as well!  So if you click down below you will be taken to the place to enter the raffle.  This will be open for one full week (July 17-July 24) and the winner will be announced in the Top 10ish Round Up on July 26th.  Make sure you enter you do each of the options to get the most amount of entries!

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Sparkle

Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue!

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Let the celebration begin!! Are you all stocked up and ready for the 4th of July? I set up a table with some fun kids stuff (big kids too!) that I received from Oriental Trading.  Have you checked them out? The Oriental Trading Company  is a direct merchant of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys and novelties and school supplies. It’s a great place to order all you party needs and, should I say, school supplies. Nope, it’s too early for that!

*The contents of this blog are sponsored by The Oriental Trading Company.*

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I love decorating this picket table my husband and I made. It’s the perfect spot for a snack or beverage table. I decided to mix a little Americana and Nautical together.

patriotic snack table red white and blue flags

I thought these Mini Stars and Stripes Bubble Bottles looked like fun! It helps keep the kids entertained until the fireworks start. The Rustic 4th Napkins look great with all the other accessories. Do you notice the Cotton Plant Garland? I know it might seem a little out of place for 4th of July, but the valley I live in grows a lot of the U.S.’s fruits and vegetables, and cotton. So this is just a little nod to my community!

patriotic star napkins cotton bubbles

I placed the bubbles on one of the trays. By turning it upside down, it makes a great spot and makes them easier to see.

patriotic red white blue bubble bottles

I love these Patriotic Yard Bursts! I placed them inside a couple of bottles I got from Hobby Lobby. They make quite the statement!

patriotic table red white and blue

The Nautical Fabric Pennant Banner is my favorite. It looks like it belongs on a sailboat somewhere. I like the solids and stripes and it’s even on twine! It goes well with my Wooden American Flag. I will be posting the DIY for the flag next week.

patriotic snack table flag, bubbles, candy

The Patriotic Food Trays are the perfect size for a bunch of cookies, or chips or any other snack. I added these cute little Shining Sea Pinwheels too. They would look really nice in a plate of cupcakes.

patriotic cookies with pinwheels

Flag Tootsie Rolls anyone? I probably shouldn’t have ordered these. I will probably eat them all myself! The little cups are the perfect size to hold your goodies in ( I ordered the cups from Oriental Trading too, but I don’t see that they are available anymore).

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I’m all ready! Now it’s just waiting for the celebration! Happy 4th!

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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.

organizer

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

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.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Full

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