~I received Glory Haus samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
~I received Dezign With a Z samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
I really enjoy changing up things around my house so rooms look fresh and new. What I hate is any decorating that causes damage to walls/furniture or in any way destroys paint and such on my walls. In the past I usually just skipped wall decorations all together because I was tired of patching holes an re-painting. Everything changed when I discovered wall decals. I absolutely LOVE the idea of decorating with decals that don’t destroy your wall and decals that easily come off when I am done. Dezign With a Z has a HUGE assortment of wall decals so that you can decorate every room in the house if you want to!
Their decals are fully removable, so you can mix and match, change things around, switch the old for the new or simply take them down when you’re moving out or moving on. At their great prices you can change things up whenever you want a change without spending a fortune! As your child gets older you could set a budget and let them pick their own wall decals.
Your decals come rolled on a sheet in a tube. Simply unroll then follow the included directions. It is actually really easy. If you mess up simply peal it off and try again. They are not reusable so move quickly!
They even offer some that you can write on! Some with chalk and some with dry-erase markers but make sure to select the correct decal you want. I really like the scrabble one and I think it would look awesome in our playroom!
I received the Glow Butterflies Decals and they are adorable! It includes 16 butterflies in various sizes. I cut each one out before applying so I could put them up individually where I wanted. They are the tiniest hint of green but the same shade green all glow and the dark products are. They are made with a phosphorescent material and fully charged it will brightly shine for 10 hours straight. It is a nice glow to enjoy but not a glow that would keep you awake. They charge with day light or with artificial light (any regular lamp light, or even dark light can be used).
They really are bright in real life. Here is a picture of one of our butterflies. My daughters are beyond thrilled with them and now I have got them to not use night lights anymore so score for me!
Their wall decals provide you the complete freedom to create a unique expression in any room of the home or office, without the long-term commitment of painting stencils and murals straight onto the wall. If you have smooth or textured walls, windows, ceilings, floor, doors, or vehicles then you can start decorating with Dezign with a Z. These decals are a DIY I can actually do!
~I received an Enchanted Holiday Air Wick candle for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
We all have our favorite scents of the season. My personal favorite is the smell of evergreens after the rain, cinnamon and sugar from holiday cookies and of course all the different smells that waft up when you are cooking the big holiday feast. Air Wick knows the attachment scents have with our memories and finds a special way to package them in beautiful scented candles.
These are the special Enchanted Holiday scented candles this year in the Good To Be Home™ line, because yes, it is good to be home for the holidays!
- Frosted Vanilla & Cupcake Delight
- Mrs. Claus’ Apple Pie
- Evergreen Adventure
Each of these scents would transport your guests to the most happy (or delicious) place. I received the Evergreen Adventure, the smell of the perfect Christmas tree, sledding out on the big forest hills and the crisp cool bite of winter. It was the perfect touch for our table and gave the house a bit of warmth in the glow. It’s so light and clean, unlike many overpowering tree scents, and truly refreshes the atmosphere.
Air Wick would be the perfect touch for your holiday home or a lovely gift for family and friends. You could add little touches with a candle package! Such as ingredients to make cupcakes, apple pie or seeds to grow their very own Christmas tree!
Find more information about Air Wick Enchanted Holiday Scents, other Good to Be Home candles and much more in their shop! You can find exclusive offers in their Fragrant Homes Club as well. Find all the perfect products for gifts and home decor in their Fragrance Product Finder, or check out any retailer near you!
~I received Sparkle & Design samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
I love everything about the holidays as it really does feel like the most magical time of the year. I always enjoy looking at the most elegant of decorations that were so perfectly paired and placed to make truly stunning setups. Unfortunately when it comes to style I have zero skills in that area…almost as if I was born without a fashion gene. So no matter how many items I pin on Pinterest I always assumed my house could never achieve such grandeur. That was until I discovered Sparkle & Design which is instant style in a box. Inspired by fashion and entertainment, Sparkle & Design brings gorgeous setups directly to your dining room table.
Here is how it all works. You pick the design setup you want and they mail you everything you need to decorate your table to achieve the same gorgeous setup. You just provide the white plates, silverware and glasses. All the work that is put into perfectly putting together the decorations to form designer setups is already done for you. No need to browse the internet for hours hopping from one online shop to the next to try and put it together yourself. This saves you time and you know that it will all come together seamlessly.
I chose the O Christmas Tree Table Styling Kit as it was simple, colorful and perfect for my family.
- White Hemstitch Table Runner 16″ x 72″
- 2 – 21″ high Red Mercury Glass Trees
- 4 – 6″ Citrus Green Christmas Tree Ornaments
- 4 – 3″ Green Christmas Tree Ornaments
- 4 – 1.5″ Citrus Green Christmas Tree Ornaments
Then based on the place setting site you chose when you order you also get:
- 4 or 6 – Christmas Chevron Napkin artfully folded in the shape of a TREE for you! – 20″ x 20″ 100% cotton luxury napkin
- 4 0r 6 – Square Lacquer Green Charger Plates
- 4 or 6 – White Place Cards
You can order extra decorations and more place settings to accommodate the exact table size and guest list that you need.
If you look closely in the picture above at my Chevron Christmas tree napkin and you can see that it is a normal napkin and Sparkle & Design already put it into the tree shape for me and all I need to do is pull out the pin before the guests arrive. They really do think of every little detail!
If you are anything like me you might need some help with the menu aspect of a dinner party as well. Sparkle & Design also lists menus and includes recipes and a shopping list that you can literally copy and take with you to the store. Now you can cook a tasty meal that will complement your gorgeous table setup.
These unique tablescapes will be certain to impress and delight both adult and children dinner guests alike. Turn a normal Christmas dinner into something extraordinary with the perfect attention to detail that Sparkle & Design delivers.
~This post is made in partnership with My Wonderful Walls. I received a few upgrade decals to assist this feature. Opinions and stories are my own.~
A few years ago I had worked with My Wonderful Walls on creating a reading nook in Tot’s room. We transformed bare white walls with the Forest Friends theme full of little creatures that shared in his stories.
As all children do, he grew up a bit and children’s stories of animals made way for race-cars, monster trucks and tractors. He wasn’t reading much in his room any longer and it became a space for his make-believe shops and train depots. Then one day he decided he wanted to move his bed between his trees and I realized it was time to do a little upgrading to his room. Thankfully, My Wonderful Walls offers add-on stickers to expand, change or upgrade your current themes; or make your own. Since we already had the Forest Friends Wall Mural, the idea was to find something that bridged his past theme with his new interests. That’s when I found the Tractors, Trees and Cows Sticker Pack!
It was something small, but that would make a big difference. If you remember, the other side of Tot’s room has construction vehicles working in a night-time sky; so this side would turn into a farm in the daylight. First things first, however, we had to remove his previous decals and make room for his bed. This is really super easy!
All of My Wonderful Walls SafeCling™ stickers are made from nontoxic finely woven polyester fabric material with lead-free and water-based ink. The great thing is that they go up very quickly and unlike vinyl decals, you don’t have to worry about them ripping if they accidentally get stuck together. They remove cleanly from the wall (and themselves) without any sticky residue. My absolute favorite part is that they appear like painted fabric and the feel is texture friendly for kids.
Typically I would freak out just peeling a decal tree off with little branches this way, but with these stickers it is no fuss. I pulled it off, repositioned it and stuck it right back on! No problem.
You can see where there is some scruff where my son has been driving these little cars back and forth across the top of his bed. We are going to take care of that with a little creativity and help from some My Wonderful Walls stickers!
I placed the tractor where it lines up with the top of his bed where the pillow becomes like a “hill”. I moved the personalized sign and little critters from the bottom of the wall and placed them up top. The cows and trees were placed at the bottom of the hill and a few are finding their way under his bed (which he thinks is funny).
The great thing is that it allows for more little upgrades. My Wonderful Walls offers extra clouds, flowers, bugs, birds, trees, creatures and much more. Your child’s imagination can come to life and expand as they grow. This is a wonderful idea to use if you purchase a Wall Mural Stencils. Instead of having to repaint a whole wall of the room, you can just add small details to create a new concept.
Tot loves sleeping in his forest with his tractor puttering away in the field. You can see where we began in decorating his new room by starting at the beginning. There is something special about helping a child build a small world in their room and being welcome to play a part in it. What would your child dream of?
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