Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2019

Mother's day is right around the corner, Sunday, May 12th.

Whether you are buying for yourself, your mom, or your mother in law, I've got you covered. 

There's something at every price point, and I think you'll love these items as much as I do. 


1- I use this to set my makeup, and also right after I wash my face at night. Smells heavenly. *
2- This robe is lightweight and super soft, making it one of my favorites. *
3- The cutest hat for spring and summer right here.
4- I want this sweet dress! 
5- This lotion and soap caddy smells great and looks great on the counter. *
6- This book is on my wish list. I can't believe I don't have it yet.
7- This fragrance will make you feel like you are on a tropical vacation. *
8- Everyone needs a pair of these sunglasses, and they are so inexpensive! *
9- These flip flops are stylish, fit a wide variety of styles, and they are also very inexpensive. *
10- The scent that is loved by so many, in a pretty rose gold container. *

* items I have and love 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Chocolate chip skillet cookie

My kids love these skillet cookies. 

Topped with vanilla ice cream, it is a real treat. 

Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite too.

Served warm, this gooey treat is sure to be a hit for everyone. It makes a good dessert to share, so think about it next time you need to bring a dessert to a gathering. 



Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Yield: 12
Author:
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 25 Mtotal time: 35 M

ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks room temp .butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla 
  • 3/4 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips for topping

instructions:

How to cook Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
  3. In a electric mixer, beat butter and sugars. 
  4. Add eggs and vanilla.
  5. Slowly blend in flour mixture until incorporated.
  6. Mix in chocolate chips.
  7. Spread batter evenly into a cast iron skillet.
  8. Top with remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips, pressing into dough. 
  9. Bake for about 25 minutes and let rest for up to 30 minutes before serving. 
  10. Serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. 
  11. Enjoy!
Created using The Recipes Generator

Monday, April 22, 2019

Earth day & why I thrift

If you know me, you know I like to thrift.

I love finding a diamond in the rough, an expensive item marked down to nearly free, and treasures that just need a little love.

But I also thrift because I think it is important to recycle and understanding this process is important.
I am also a big donator. I make trips monthly to my local thrift shop and donate. 

When you donate your clothing and household items, you are keeping those items out of landfills. 
Very little do items donated get tossed out. Did you know that they even recycle their plastic bags and cardboard boxes that donations come in. 

I buy everything from kitchen items, to clothing, to bags, and books at thrift shops.

A really long time ago I posted on shopping for furniture at thrift stores, and what to look for. If you are interested, you can read that here. 

This earth day I encourage you to take a Green pledge. Pledge to be more thoughtful towards our environment and take efforts to reduce your carbon footprint. I am joining the Greenworks Generation site in helping encourage others. Share your story here as well and take the pledge.  

If you walk through our home, every room has items from thrift shops or antique stores. 
The wooden totes below in our kitchen were both thrifted. 


This "tablecloth" was a denim Ralph Lauren sheet I found at a thrift shop.


For our daughters high school graduation, I painted a globe from a thrift shop with paint so everyone could sign it that attended her party.


 The wood tote below, as well as the breadboards were flea market finds. 


I get a lot of my white dishes from thrift shops, as well as wooden bowls.


 I even got our kitchen rug runner from Goodwill!


So, do you thrift? What have been some of your greatest finds?

Happy earth day. Hope it's a great one!

xoxo

Friday, April 19, 2019

Friday favorites

Hello and happy Friday!

Are you coming to The Great Junk Hunt tonight? Will I see you there? Be sure to stop by and say hi!

I have some fun things for you for this weeks edition of Friday Favorites. I skipped over Friday favorites last week because I shared my Mothers Day tablescape with you all. In case you missed it, you can see it here. 

Please say you made these cookies. They are so great. You can thank me later :) 

Ok, fun stuff today. Clothes, furniture, sale alerts, you name it. Since I missed a week, we have a lot to catch up on.

Let's jump right in. 

Look very closely in this picture by Gal Meets Glam and you will see the cutest little light blue raffia covered glasses that are so sweet for sipping your lemonade and iced tea. So cute, must have. 


This lip treatment is a must. 

How I keep my teeth white. This, followed by this, and occasionally these. 

My funnier than funny friend Ashley, just launched a t-shirt line on Amazon. Go show her some love and pick up one of her adorable shirts. I need this one!

Now that the weather is warming up, but jackets might still be in order, pull on this stylish denim one for under $40! Jeans jackets go with just about anything, wouldn't you agree?

I much prefer fresh flowers over faux. But c'mon, tell me this doesn't look real! A must have for that pop of green in your kitchen.

Oh, this is exciting news I forgot to share! The flip house we did sold for 10 grand over asking! Woo-hoo! 

These modern wood and metal stools are a steal at almost 1/2 off!

This ottoman/coffee table is 70% off! So so good!

It reminds me of the one used in this room, which has been an inspiration to me for so long. 



This reminds me of a Serena And Lily pillow for a fraction of the price. 

How about this cutie? Great for your kitchen clutter. 

These high end looking stools are under $50.00 each! 

This pantry is what dreams are made of.

I have a photographer coming next week to take pictures of Savannah's completed bedroom! I am so excited to share it with you all!

xoxo

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Come visit me at The Great Junk Hunt!

I am so excited to be a part of The Great Junk Hunt starting tomorrow and continuing on Saturday!

Click here for more information and to purchase early bird tickets.


A friend and I will be sharing 2 booths full of furniture and home decor accessories. You don't want to miss this one!


I really love it when you introduce yourselves, so please come say hi!



Hope to see you there!

xoxo
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