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6 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Feel Like A Spa

master bathroom photo

This post has been sponsored by Quilted Northern®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

master bathroom photo

Can you believe 2018 is almost over? Christmas is approaching and if you’re like me, your honey-do list is longer than any actual gifts. As this is our long-term house, there are SO MANY projects I want to complete.

One of the first items on my honey-do list is our bathroom. You know that feeling when you go to a spa or hotel and the bathroom is everything you wish for and more? That’s my goal for our master. While I work on finding the perfect hardware and light fixtures, I’ve partnered with Quilted Northern Ultra Plush® to share 6 easy tips for making your bathroom feel like a spa.

1.     Super Soft Toilet Paper

One item I won’t settle for in our bathroom is scratchy or thin toilet paper. Quilted Northern is just really nice toilet paper. Right now, we have Quilted Northern Ultra Plush. It’s 3x more absorbent and 3x thicker than the leading value brand. I purchase ours on Amazon; you can find it here.

quilted northern toilet paper

2.     Say Goodbye to Clutter

Clutter is by far the number one offender when thinking about a relaxing space. In your bathroom right now, you’ll probably find a plethora of skin care items, makeup, and other personal care items on your counter that haven’t been used in a while or that you’ll never use. My biggest tip is to get rid of those items. Check the expiration dates or donate to a friend or shelter.

3.     Feel the Senses

As we just talked about decluttering, I recommend having two items in your bathroom to help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated: candles and bath salts. Our candles are actually stored in our kitchen, which makes for less clutter in the bathroom, and it’s also a reminder for me to use them in different areas of our house.

4.     Quality Toiletries

Am I the only one that takes the shampoo and conditioner from hotels and spas as souvenirs?! Didn’t think so! Switch out the bulky bottles into travel size toiletries for your sink or bath. Something SO SMALL makes such a huge different when wanting a minimalist appearance.

5.     Get Cozy

Why is it that we immediately wrap ourselves in the provided robe and slippers? Again, I know I can’t be the only one that does this every dang time I visit a hotel or spa. You know why? It’s because they’re SO soft. If you don’t have a quality, thick robe, I recommend putting this on your Christmas list or giving one to a girl friend.

blush bathroom accents

6.     Amazing Towels

The last little tip is so important. Invest in quality towels. If your husband is like mine and uses the “good towels” on everything he shouldn’t, hide the towels from him and use them on yourself as the beauty queen you are!

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Bringing the spa experience to your home doesn’t have the break the bank. With a few simple steps, and with the help of Amazon and Quilted Northern, the spa experience is attainable. While my honey-do list may never get done, I’m hoping to complete this bathroom by the end of the year so stay tuned!

quilted northern toilet paper

Family Gift Guides Lifestyle

Gift Ideas for Toddler Girls

toddler christmas tree

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

I’ve partnered up with Kohl’s to share my Holiday Gift Guide for toddler girls! When making this gift guide, I knew I wanted to include items that Ava could use now at 15 months, but also items she can use at 17 and 18 months. I sifted through tons of toys and today I’m sharing my top picks!

toddler gift ideas

It is no secret that I love Kohl’s. From clothing to toys, they have it all and at affordable prices. My favorite part about Kohl’s is the ability to by online and pickup the item in store, most of the time, in a couple hours. Plus, who doesn’t love Kohl’s cash?!

Ok, now onto the good stuff, my picks! All you must do is find the number and click the link on the number below- SO easy!

toddler gift ideas

1 | 2 | 3 | 4

5 | 6 | 7 | 8

9 | 10 | 11 | 12

13| 14 | 15 | 16

Some of my favorite toy brands to purchase at Kohl’s are Melissa & Doug, Fisher Price, Disney Princess, Lego, and Hot Wheels.

baby piano

toddler kitchen gifts

I’ve already started wrapping Ava’s gifts and these first two are Melissa & Doug, which is our favorite brand! They have so many fun and educational toys. She LOVES anything musical, so I can’t wait to let her play with this pink piano.

toddler christmas gifts

The next item is this plush Fisher Price bear. It features 75+ songs, shapes, counting and parts of the body.

toddler puzzles

The last item I’ve purchased is this Disney Princess puzzle. Books and puzzles are two items we don’t limit for Ava as they are such brain boosters.

toddler gift ideas

Let me know if you have any questions and hope you find some great gifts and ideas! Happy shopping!

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Lifestyle

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

My blog may contain links to other websites. I am not responsible for the privacy policies of those other websites. When you click on a link , your information may be collected by those websites so I encourage you to read their privacy policies.

Any affiliate links are not associated with Kohl’s.

Lifestyle

My Hair Care Routine With Head & Shoulders

This post has been sponsored by Head & Shoulders. All thoughts and opinions are my
own.

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

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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!