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!

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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!

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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!

 

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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.

Tree in JarMore OrnamentsAmelia ornament

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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Christmas Gift Ideas for All Ages

We’re in November! Have you started Christmas shopping yet? There are only ? many more days of shopping! I’m not sure how many days, but I know I already have a few people shopped for. My family draws names for Christmas and this year we used a new online service called Drawnames.com. It’s been great! No more drawing out of a hat and getting your own name! You can even set it up to block certain people from getting another family member, like spouses getting spouses. Plus your lists go right on the site with links included. We will definitely be using this again.

After seeing what people are asking for and what seems to be popular, I decided to make a family gift guide.

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Little Girls

We have a couple of little girls, ages 3 and 5, in our family. So fun to shop for!  Here are some of the items on their wish list.

Fingerlings

My niece received this for her birthday. She wasn’t too sure about it, but all of us adult girls loved it! It’s so cute!

Baby monkeys love to grab on to things…. especially fingers!

Finger monkey responds to sound, motion & touch and will let you know when they like what you are doing!

Put them to sleep or make a loud noise and watch them get excited! hang them upside-down by the tail and watch them monkey-around

Swing them around for even more fun. Blow them kisses and they will kiss you back! collect them all!

Hatchables

My niece’s have these by the dozens! They love them! And they come in all different sizes.

Hatchimals Glittering Garden is the newest hatch batch straight out of Hatchtopia! Who’s inside? It’s a surprise! Each sparkling egg contains one of two interactive Hatchimals with twinkling wings and soft, shimmering fur. Love and care for yours inside the egg and its eyes will light up as it makes cute sounds, telling you how it’s feeling! Once you’ve played with the egg enough, you’ll see rainbow eyes – that means it’s time to hatch! Hatchimals can’t hatch on their own. Your touch encourages them to peck their way out of the egg! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Now you get to raise your glittering Hatchimal through 3 stages, from baby to toddler, to kid. Your Hatchimal sings “Hatchy Birthday” each time it enters a new stage! Teach yours to walk, dance, play games and more! It will even repeat what you say in its own voice! Hatchimals Glittering Garden — Who Will You Hatch?

Melissa and Doug

All of Melissa and Doug’s toys are great quality and great to play with! I like to buy this for my preschool class too.

  • Sturdy wooden food set featuring items from the five food groups for healthy pretend play
  • Includes watermelon, corn, milk, cheese, cereal, fish, eggs, and more
  • Stores neatly in four wooden crates
  • Fun and educational whether as a stand-alone or as part of a play kitchen
  • Ages 3 years and up

Peppa Pig

Peppa is big in the preschool, grade school age kids! They love Peppa!

“Peppa Pig” follows the adventures of the titular, anthropomorphic animal along with her family and friends. Each of her friends is a different kind of animal — with a last name matching the type of animal each is. Although they are humanlike in many ways, the characters still display characteristics of their species — such as the Rabbit family being fixated with carrots.

Women

Since we draw names for our family, we have all age groups to buy for. Here are some of the wishes for this year.

Make-up organizer

What woman wouldn’t want this for all her make-up?

  • Use high-grade materials and exquisite gift box,Acrylic is clear as glass, looks exquisite. Unlike ordinary cheap plastic,Cq acrylic® Only production and sales exclusive high end product and is undoubtedly a long term investment to keep your expensive makeup safe.
  • MULTI FUNCTH ORGANIZER:size 9.5″ X 7.5″ X 6.1″-Inch ,Our storage box can be used to organize both jewelry and cosmetics together. This allows you to be more organized at home or while traveling. With four drawers and 16 slots , you have more room than ever to keep all your favorite things close at hand.
  • EASY TO CLEAN: Unlike other cosmetics or jewelry boxes that retain stains or colorization from your makeup, rings, or earrings, organizes all your makeup and cosmetics into a dazzling personalized beauty counter, our acrylic boxes are easy to clean and won’t discolor over time.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: our team make the best service, the best use of acrylic, if quality and Transport damage problems can choose a replacement or refund, no problem, which is why it come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

Or this one? Nice and compact!

  • 360 DEGREE ROTATION: Perfectly organizes and stores your cosmetics and accessories; easy access to all of your makeup products
  • EXTRALARGE CAPACITY: Accommodates at least 30 makeup brushes, 20 skincare products and other accessories including lipsticks, nail polish, eyeliner and more
  • GREAT CARRYING CAPACITY: Steady baserotates smoothly and silently and ensures cosmetics stay in place;thick, durable trays are strong enough to bear heavy products  

Anthropologie Gifts

I bet these smell amazing and the mercury glass is perfect for the holidays!

 

I love this glassware set! The gold is so cool and perfect for your holiday party!

Men’s Gifts

Like the ladies, we have several age groups of men to buy for.

Beanie Hat with Bluetooth

This beanie will keep you warn and plus play your favorite music!

  • V3.0+EDR Bluetooth version,available for most of devices with Bluetooth function.
  • Protects you from cold winter and will also allow you to listen to music and talk while doing variety of other activities.
  • Set-in MIC, available for cell phone to transmit the speaking phone to your audio devices directly so that the user can hand free.
  • Knitted material,fashion and keep warm with answer the phone in winter. You will look great and keep warm while litsening to your favorite music.Keep the sound track to your life playing all the time.
  • You will look great and keep warm while listening to your favorite music.Keep the sound track to your life playing all the time.

Good Day, Bad Day Glasses

These glasses are great after a long day or a great day! Funny! Add a bottle of something special and your have the perfect gift!

MADE IN AMERICA from durable, quality glass featuring a heavy base
~ Holds 11 oz of your favorite whiskey, scotch or bourbon
~ Engraving is on one side of the glass
~ Etching is permanent and DISHWASHER SAFE! (because there are better things to do than the dishes)
~ It’s the perfect, funny yet unique gift for Dad, Grandpa, a boss, co-worker, friend, relative or anyone else that like to enjoy a drink to unwind.

Parents

We have to give something special to our parents! They have been our biggest champions!

Greatest Parents on Earth Plaque

  • Measures approximately 8.5 x 12.5 inches
  • Features inspirational sentiment
  • Neutral colors to match any décor style
  • Easel backed for easy tabletop display and packaged in box for easy gifting
  • Proudly made in the USA

Personalized Bamboo Cutting Board

I love this Family Tree cutting board! What a great addition to any house or kitchen!

  • Personalization is Free: Please provide your personalized details in the Yellow Custom Now Tab
  • Bamboo Cutting board will read Our Family Like Branches on a tree we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one last name wedding anniversary date
  • Safe cutting board prevents knife skipping Laser engraved Personalized cheese fruit cutting board for wedding or anniversary gift
  • Made to last a lifetime Material: size 11″ w x 18″ h x 1/2″ inches VARIATIONS: -Our boards are made from natural bamboo. Due to natural origin of the wood there will be color variations that might be different from what is shown in our listings.

Pets

Did I miss anyone? Oh yes! Our favorite pets!

Cozy Windproof and Waterproof  Reversible Plaid Jacket

Keep your pet warm this winter. I know they would look adorable in these plaid jackets!

  • To better fit your dog,please do measure the size of your dog and compare to the size chart or consult with us before placing order
  • Material:Filler: Polyester fiber. Material: Polyester+TC (terylene/cotton), Water Resistant Outer layer/ Soft and Warm Inner Layer
  • Design Creative: Exquisite stitching,Easy Velcro Closure, Easily put on and take off.Comfortable belly part, Warm fleece lining,
  • Features: durable, fashion, vintage, water repellent, fine in detail, lightweight, wind-proof

Dog Toy Gift Basket Bundle

I know my dogs always like new toys to play with. Here is a whole basket full for them to choose from.

  • Made of cotton fibers that are non-toxic and can clean your dog’s teeth when chewing
  • Durable long lasting and bite resistant for hours of strong play and tug-a-war
  • Colorful bright colors get’s your dog interested and promotes interactive play
  • Bundle of 9 includes knot ropes, figure-8 toy, throwing stick, fetch toys, frisbee, and chewing ropes

 

12 Piece Pounce Toy Gift Set

Don’t forget the kitties! They get their choice too!

  • Fun Toys for Cats – Both kittens and cats will love these toys, some of which make noise and will roll across the floor
  • Easy-to-Wrap Gift Box – This box of kitten toys is packaged perfectly to be wrapped for gift-giving
  • 12 Different Toys – Your cats won’t become bored with this set, as there are 12 different toys included in the box
  • Rolling Balls – Kittens will love chasing the set’s sparkle balls and plastic jingle balls across the floor
  • Catnip Toys – A few of the toys in the gift box, including a Cat Is Good icon soft toy, contains catnip, which your cats and kittens will love.

Wow! That’s a lot to look over! I hope you found a couple of gift ideas here! Happy shopping!

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