Friday, April 14, 2017

Affordable Furniture! CORT Clearance Center

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

We moved last fall.  We were living in a small house with 3 kids and it was getting crowded!  So, we got to upgrade our home.  We doubled the size of our home so we had some rooms that needed some furniture. 
I love a good deal so, when I got the chance to visit CORT Clearance Centers, I jumped at it! CORT offers discount furniture that is high quality.  CORT has very high standards for their furniture and it all comes CORT Certified and they guarantee that if any product is found to be defective within 90 days of purchase they will repair or replace it.
Even though it is a clearance center they do not have furniture from last season.  Everything is very in style and up-to-date!  I saw several piece that I loved!  They have great choices for your living room, dinning room, bedroom and office!
My favorite thing about the CORT Clearance Center is their "Home to Go" packages.  You get furniture to fill your living room, dining room, and bedroom all for one low price!  They have all the furniture on the floor for you to see what is included. Packages start as low as $1499.99.  It is a great deal and a great way to fill a house affordably! 
Find your local clearance center and see for yourself all the amazing furniture you could get!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Super Easy and Delicious Punch Recipe For All Your Holiday Parties!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AMP AGENCY. The opinions and text are mine alone
Need a super easy punch recipe that also tastes and looks super fancy? Look no further. This recipe has only 3 ingredients but everyone will be asking for more of it so stock up!
It is not a Christmas party without some Christmas punch. Growing up we had this punch and we looked forward to it all year. It was a Christmas Tradition and just smelling and tasting it brings me back to being a kid again. So many memories of sitting around the table eating together and then playing games together. Our family loved to play Pictionary. We would get out a big white board and play for hours. And now we make the punch for my kids to start making memories with them too.
Here is what you will need:
Cranberry-pomegranate juice
Canada Dry® 2-liter (I found mine at Walmart for $1)
Bag of frozen Raspberries
Combine all ingredients into a punch bowl and serve.
We have lots of holiday parties that we go to: our families, friends and church. We always need lots of beverages and now, Walmart makes it easy to stock up on what you need! Go to Walmart to purchase your DPSG product(s) – A&W®, 7UP®, Canada Dry®, Sunkist®, SUN DROP®, RC Cola®, Squirt® all on sale for only $1! Walmart and VUDU are taming up for a great offer! When purchasing (10) 2-liters or Buy (5) 0.5L 6packs (of the pop pictured below) during the month of December at Walmart you receive a $5 VUDU credit.
It is super easy to redeem too!
Shop at Walmart:
And buy your pop:
Log in or create an account on VUDU and submit a picture of your recipe, within 48 hours your $5 credit will be applied!
With the kids on Christmas break-I know we will be watching LOTS of movies at our house!
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Easy Shell Christmas Ornament (15 minute craft!)

So, glad to be joining in Craft Lighting this month again!  This time the theme is Holidays! 
Growing up my family always got or made ornaments that had to do with what the past year held.  So, I wanted to carry that on with my kids.  A few years ago we went to South Carolina (to visit my sister) and collect a bunch of shells from the beach.  So at home we picked out some shells and decorated them for our tree. 

It is super easy to do! 
1. Select your shells.  I liked to find ones with holes in them already to give a place to tie a ribbon but it is not necessary.
2. Paint the shells with either glitter paint or any color that matches your docore.  We liked gold/ glittler red and silver.   Get the kids involved! 

3. Let dry and attach the ribbon.  If there is not a hole just use hot glue! 
4. Hang on the tree.

Since it was the babies first Christmas we made a little shell baby too, by glueing a couple shells together and adding a face! 

Happy to join in the fun!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

10+ Easy Fall Centerpiece Ideas Plus More fall decor ideas!

Fall is here!  And I love to decorate for fall.  I use lots of leaves and pumpkins and it brings me all they way through Thanksgiving!  I am going to first show you this year's fall centerpiece and then I have lots of other centerpiece inspiration for you to look at after! 
I love love love how this looks on my table.  The touch of green with the real paints is perfect! 

1. First start out with a plant (can be any fall plant... I choose succulents because they are hard to kill).  Next I just plopped it into a pumpkin vase/container.  You can get one just like it at ProFlowers.
Next I made the leaf "runner" I put quotations around "runner" because it is not actually sewn together just place one leaf on top of the others- super simple!  You can do this! 

1. Cut out leaf silhouettes (google leaf silhouettes in the google images and print off if you need to.) 
2. Trace onto felt
3. cut out
4. Use a permanent  marker to make the leaf veins and you are done! 
Layer the leaves on top of each other to create a runner look. 

Here are other easy Fall Centerpieces: 

More Decor ideas:

Monday, October 19, 2015

Tips for Creating the Perfect Outdoor Space

If you love being outside as much as I do, then try out these awesome tips designed to create the ideal outdoor space for family and friends. From gorgeous gardening tips to extravagant outdoor kitchens, you’ll find the project perfect for your backyard.

Blending In
Planting plenty of lush garden greenery around the entry to your home can help blend the garden and your home into a cohesive unit. Purchase a variety of mismatched pottery, and filled with abundant blooms that will draw the eye and serve as the perfect welcome to any visitors. If you have steps leading into your house, use the levels to your advantage with free-flowing vines and plants to create a clean but wild feel.

A Children’s Outdoor Mecca
When redoing your outdoor space, make it work better for you and your family. I’ve talked about the importance of spending time in nature with your kids, and this is the perfect way to spend quality time as a family in the outdoorswithout leaving your backyard. Create a kid-friendly space with easy, inexpensive outdoor activities for those hot summer months. Make your own water table for them to splash in, install a sand box (with a lid to keep out local cats at night), or purchase a fun swing set sure to provide hours of entertainment.

This foreign term could be the thing to change your outdoor space into one worthy of a gardening magazine. This pruning method was originally designed to save space while cultivating fruit but has blossomed into a popular decorative technique. This method trains plants to grow flat against a wall, and some choose to train the plants in particular patterns. Use an anchoring system that prevents plants from adhering to your walls. Secure the branches and roots in place with ribbon ties that won’t delay growth, and you’ve got a wall that blends seamlessly with your backyard.

Well-Planned Plant Beds
If you’d like to make an exotic and vibrant flower or plant bed, give yourself enough room to work with. The bed should measure at least five feet front to back, with levels of plants placed based on their height. Put the tallest plants in the back and shortest in the front. Once full grown, you’ll have a dense variety of gorgeous blooms and greens.

Get Stoned
Adding in a stone pathway can create a backyard straight out of a fairytale cottage. Whether you prefer grey slabs that provide a cooler tone, or rich bricks leading to a bench in the corner of the lawn, you’ll add character and utility to your backyard in a jiffy.

An Outdoor Living Room
If you live in a climate that allows you to be outside for much of the year, expand your living quarters by creating a makeshift living room on your covered porch or patio. Wicker furniture blends well with an outdoor theme, and plush cushions can survive the outdoors while remaining comfortable. Install a flat screen on the outer wall—just make sure it’s protected from flash rainfall—to make for perfect outdoor movie night screenings.

Cooking Outdoors
If you are a barbecue aficionado, make an outdoor kitchen that Gordon Ramsey would be proud of. It’ll definitely be a splurge, but a worthy one for all the entertaining you can do. Outfit your new outdoor kitchen with modern products using the latest and safest technology for the most delicious burgers you’ve ever had. If you’re not ready to install a working kitchen on your patio, add an easy DIY outdoor bar to make entertaining simple. Mix your friends a drink or two while enjoying lovely evening temperatures and you’re sure to impress.

Lovely Lighting
Nothing ends a party like not being able to see the person standing next to you. Make sure your outdoor space is equipped with lighting sources that will add to ambiance and keep the festivities going all night long. Suspend string lights across your yard to brighten the backyard and create a romantic feel, or place paper lanterns in your trees for an ethereal vibe.

Fire and Water
Adding a water element or a fire pit in your backyard immediately elevates your look. Invest in a large fountain to make for the ideal statement piece and create a calming sound in the background. If you loved campouts when you were younger, bring the warmth of a fire to your patio. Install an outdoor fireplace, or buy a ready-made fire pitthe kids will love roasting marshmallows! 

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