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Prepping for the Holidays: Guest Bedroom

Cozy Guest Room

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I was paid for this post and received the included home goods as compensation.

Can you believe the holidays are already here? For many of us, guest will soon fill the empty rooms in our house. I’m so excited to put up the rest of our decorations, start baking, and have Christmas music blasting throughout the house. In the meantime I’m so excited our guest room and a five tips to help your guest feel more at home.

Cozy Guest Bedroom

Cozy Guest Bedroom

Tip 1: Comfort: Make your WiFi password easily accessible. It’s actually really thoughtful! Something else that is thoughtful is supplying an extra phone charger and power strip for plugging in their laptops, hair dryer, steamer, etc.

Tip 2: Bedding: Is your bedding fresh and clean? Do you have enough pillows? Extra blankets? You can find quality home essentials at amazing prices at Kohl’s and stack coupons.  I love white bedding because it’s easy to switch out different colored sheets and accessories. My husband refuses to have a pink room, so I figured I might as well turn our guest room into my dream room. These Columbia Cooling Sheets are my absolute favorite and are currently on sale for $59.99! We also have them in our master bedroom but in grey. We matched them with these curtains by The Big One. Another way to make your room feel more cozy is to add textured blankets. The one featured here is from Cuddl Duds and is THE SOFTEST blanket I’ve ever felt.

Cozy Guest Bedroom

Tip 3: Snacks and Drinks: Have you ever stayed at a relatives house and are either thirsty or starving? Yeah, me to and it’s awkward to do the tip toed walk down the stairs to the refrigerator. To make things easier, I’ll move the WiFi sign off the acrylic tray and add bottles of water and a little snack container filled with protein bars, cookies, crackers, etc.

Tip 4: Closet Space: I know I’m not the only one that uses the guest closet as extra storage for winter coats, Christmas decor, and other miscellaneous items. Make sure you have hangers for them to hang their clothes on as well as enough storage space to hold their luggage.

Tip 5: Bedside Lamp: It seems like an obvious, right? Sometimes the smallest things get overlooked, so if you don’t have one, definitely add it.

Kohl’s November Home Sale is currently going on now through 11/18. You can find amazing deals on brands like Serta, Columbia, The Big One, Cuddl Duds and many more.

Cozy Guest Room

Cozy Guest Bedroom

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My Hair Care Routine With Head & Shoulders

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Hi Friends! Can you believe it’s already October?! Where has this year gone?

I wanted to share a new product with you guys today. One thing I’ve realized after having a baby is that everything on my body changed, including my hair. After having Ava, I found myself battling greasy roots, product build up and the brassy blonde tones returning faster than they used to. Since this started to happen, I would wander down the shampoo and conditioner aisle and pick up a new set every time I ran out. I’m all for trying new products until I find something that works well with my new hair. I recently tried Head & Shoulders Calm Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner. It’s their new refreshing and soothing scent I found at, believe it or not, Dollar General! Click here to find your nearest store. On top of Dollar General’s already great prices, between Tuesday 9/30- Thursday 10/27, Head & Shoulders products will be $3 off 2 products.

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I wanted to wait a few weeks to try out the products before sharing with you guys, but since I’ve started using H&S Calming Lavender products, my hair has looked shinier, healthier and more moisturized. P.S. the lavender smell of them is AMAZING!!

Did you know lavender is known to be a calming and anti-stress scent? It’s perfect for winding down after a long day of working and being a mom! Since I found this out years ago, I’ve incorporated lavender by using it as an essential oil or a candle—and now adding it into my shampoo and conditioner. While most shampoos only cleanse the surface of the hair, Head & Shoulders Calming Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner renews and nourishes the scalp for shiny, manageable hair. Since using Head & Shoulders, I’ve been able to go 2 days between washes now, without my hair looking greasy.

If you are looking for an affordable shampoo and conditioner that will strengthen and moisturize your hair, I would highly suggest heading to Dollar General and giving H&S Calming Lavender a try!


Fall Bucket List

It’s October 1st, y’all!

To celebrate the first day, I wanted to share our Fall bucket list.  I love writing these at the start of each season. I find it really helps get me in the spirit of the season! To make sure I check everything off my list, I’m committing it to paper. Writing it all down and ticking it off as I go, and you should too. Think of everything you’re hoping to accomplish this season, everyone you hope to spend time with, jot it down and keep it where you’ll see it every day.

Since Ava was only a month old last year, I consider this to be her real first Fall. She is old enough now to do so many activities and I love seeing her learn more each day.

  • Visit a pumpkin patch
  • Go on a hay ride
  • Paint/carve a pumpkin
  • Go trick or treating
  • Fall family photoshoot
  • Go to a football game
  • Decorate the front porch
  • Go for a Fall evening walk
  • Make smores
  • Bake pumpkin cookies

Any of these on your to-do list for fall?  What’s your favorite thing about the change in season?  Leave them in the comments below!


Ava’s Playroom

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Happy Friday Friends! I am so excited to share Ava’s playroom with you guys! As she is developing into a toddler, I’m becoming more thankful of this room every single day. Ava’s playroom is really another bedroom, but it connects her to actual bedroom upstairs, so for the meantime, it’s the perfect space. It’s still a work in progress, but I wanted to share the process with y’all.

When creating this room, I knew I wanted to make the room unisex (if we had a boy next), but I also knew I wanted to use color. The rest of our house is pretty neutral or we use very soft colors, such as the pink in her room.

There is a nook to the right side of the room that fits this shelf holder. I purchased these white cubes [similar] and hot glued the pink ribbon on the front for a little emphasis. Super easy DIY! I wanted to keep the top four cubes open for items such as puzzles and books, but the bottom four hold toys. I hope to teach Ava to clean up, which these cubes make it easy to do. We just purchased the easel from IKEA for like $15, total steal! I plan to transform the chalk into a dual purpose magnetic board.

A few of the toys she absolutely loves are these blocks, Abacus [similar, ours is from IKEA], Xylophone. We recently added this fox night light, which not only plays sound, but comes in handy One item we don’t limit is books. Anytime we are at Target or Home Goods, I try to pick up another one to add to her collection. Two of the shelves currently hold her books, but these will most likely be moved to a basket once I have more.

We found the Shine Bright sign at our local At Home. This elephant chair is also one of her favorites! She is starting to outgrow it, due to the trunk, but it’ll last until she gets this Anywhere Chair for Christmas. Her teepee is also an item she’s had since she was an infant, so I’ll be upgrading it sometime this year, but it still works perfectly fine for her age and height. I’ve been working on a project for this room I’ll be sharing in the coming weeks and we still have to add some type of decals or wall mural, curtains, and other activities, but for now, this is what it looks like!