Spring Fun with MacKenzie-Childs!

With Easter only a few days away, I'm excited to share with you an Easter table display with spring pieces from MacKenzie-Childs! I wanted to get this post out about a week ago but my computer died! Seriously, the screen went black and my computer is dead as a door nail! So I had to write this post and edit photos on my kid's computer after downloading software, transferring photos etc. 

But back to happier thoughts - I'm am thrilled to be teaming up with this amazing company MacKenzie-Childs! Their products are so whimsical, creative, and fun! They sent me a few pieces that I will cherish for years to come! 

The Morning Glory Pitcher is my favorite! The colors are so bright and cheerful! It’s a fun contrast next to the black and white egg plate, which has the signature MacKenzie-Child's Courtly Check design.  To carry on the black and white look, I added  a black and white dot ribbon to my cake stands. (And the cake plate stands are at Home Goods right now - I just saw them in their stores!) Going back to the ribbon, it also goes great with the adorable Easter Chicks!! They too have have the Courtly Check design and are too cute for words! (I'm constantly taking them out of the hands of my two year old because she wants to play with them!) I love the love the turquoise color the bottom half of the chicks so I added the turquoise napkins to match their chevron pattern, and add a pop of color. The white bunnies and gold colored eggs are from Target. The carrots are from Hobby Lobby, but I got them forever ago.

And being a gardening lover, I was very grateful to receive this darling gardening tool set from MacKezie-Childs. The tools are sturdy and comfortable to use. Plus, they're pink and black - my favorite colors! Thank you!

Hope you have a wonderful time decorating for Spring like I did! And have an enjoyable 
Easter with family and friends. 

Shopping Tips for Finding the Perfect Home Decor!

While out shopping, I saw this lantern and I knew it was exactly what I needed for the table by my stairs. It's always so exciting to find something your looking for!

Shopping for accessories can be overwhelming! Especially when you're pacing through the isles of  stores like Homes Goods or Hobby Lobby. Below are a few tips to help you sort through the hundreds of décor pieces to find your the right home accents for your home!

1. First, comb through Instagram, magazines, Pinterest, and online photos of rooms you like. 

2. Ask yourself: Do you like modern, traditional, or more rustic home décor styles? 

3. Decide what colors and styles you're drawn to. How do those colors and styles make you feel? Is there a certain store you just love and want to your home to look like?

4. Save pictures you love and look closely at how they decorated the details in the room. What did they put on that coffee table? What type of rug did they use on the floor? What kinds of colors did they use in their pillows? 

5. Then before you go to the stores, decide what specific items your going to look for, using your saved pictures as inspiration. It will cut down on time.

6. Know your budget. Decide if you rather spend money on several less expensive items or put all your money towards a piece that you absolutely love!

Happy Shopping!

Dollar Store Heart Wreath Tutorial

I LOVE Valentine's Day so much, and sometimes I just wish I could go into stores and buy everything that is heart shaped, red, pink, blush etc! (I have to constrain myself - especially at Target.) This year I wanted make a Valentines Day wreath- but I didn't want to spend a lot of time or money. So I took this Boxwood Wreath I bought at Target a couple years ago and transformed it!

To update this on wreath on the cheap, I went to Dollar Tree and bought three packages of heart picks at a $1.00 per package. Then I broke the sticks in half and stuck them in the grapevine part of the wreath. Next I added some Valentine's Day ribbon, (also purchased at the dollar store,) and made a bow. Now it's ready to hang on my front door! And it only took me ten minuets start to finish! 

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