This is it! The Ultimate Amazon Gift Guide for Moms! Theres a little something for everyone and gifts in all price ranges. The coziest robe, a yummy throw to snuggle up in, a boujee coffee maker so she doesn't even have to leave her house for coffee. Mom's can be hard to buy for, but can you really go wrong with fuzzy slippers and a fun throw blanket? No, no you can't. 

So today I'm bringing you the Ultimate Amazon Gift Guide for Mom's! Scroll down to read all about why I love these products and think they'd make awesome gifts!

I hope you find something fun and special and maybe even a bit unique for your loved ones! Happy Shopping! 

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This has probably been the most highly requested gift guide ever, and for good reason. Guys are just super hard to buy for! Especially men like mine who don't really like "things." Nick is the most blue collar guy ever,  he likes fishing, his boat, and working and that's about it. So I'm always on a mission to find functional, affordable gifts for him he will actually ENJOY! I worked really hard selecting things for this gift guide and I hope ya'll find something your man will love! I'll be putting together a few more manly gift guides but this one is strictly items from AMAZON! 

Because we all love Amazon and it just makes life so much easier! ;) Hope you guys enjoy and find something that would make a great gift for your guy! To help you, I took some time to explain the selections and why we love them below. I'll keep my eyes on deals on these items throughout the season! 

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How To Create a Thanksgiving Table On A Budget!

Hey guys! Happy Thanksgiving, oh wait, it's October and it's not even Halloween yet. My bad. But is it ever too early to start game planning for the holidays? I think not! If I don't start early I feel like I can't get to everything I want to do. And I also want to give you guys some inspiration if possible. 

Today, I wanted to give you some tips and tricks on putting together a tablescape for Thanksgiving, or whenever really. I have to be honest and tell ya'll I was REALLY intimidated at first when it came to tablescapes, I don't feel like I'm great a them, and we hardly ever eat at the table. plates and chargers sitting around just felt like something that would need to be cleaned and dusted and I'm all about having LESS to clean! Not more. 

However, we DO host Thanksgiving and it's the one time of year I actually get to set the table and I really enjoy doing it. I also don't even mind doing a few test runs;) I like playing around with different colors and schemes every year but this year I kept it pretty traditional with things from THE WAL-MART! I'm super obsessed with Wal-Mart's seasonal and Holiday decor lately you guys! Super affordable, really trendy and way cute! I picked up almost EVERYTHING {INCLUDING THE REAL PUMPKINS!} there! 

So let's get started on your Table Scape you guys! Put on some good music, play around with some different colors and gather what you need or want to use! 

Step 1: Clear off your table (obviously)

Anytime I'm decorating a new space for a new season or Holiday, I remove EVERYTHING and start fresh, lots of times I'll incorporate the same things into the space but I'll also add and subtract too. This allows me to see the same spaces with fresh eyes and can be super inspiring. I cleared off the table here and dusted it to make sure it was all clean and ready to go!

Step 2: Add a layer
I love to use table runners, I don't feel like any space is really complete without that first layer between the furniture and items. I love table runners of all kinds and really think they warm up a space! This one is from {Wal-mart} and I really like the neutral color and the texture of the fringe detail that can work in everyday decor or through the seasons as well! When shopping for new pieces to decorate the table, I like to stay on a budget because I change it up pretty often!

Step 3: Add your charger plates
You'll be surprised at how different this first layer can make a space! I'm crushing so hard on copper right now and these are so fun for Fall, I got them at Wal-Mart online and you can find them {here} there are several options on the site and the prices are great. I like mixing up the charger combinations on the table and not keeping everything so matchy. So I flanked the ends with some textured chargers to break up the look a bit.

Step 4: Add plates 
I like using plain white plates for basically all of my tables, I got this Pioneer Woman set from Wal-Mart (notice a trend here!) and I love the scallop detail, I've actually had these for a few years and still love them just the same, these are bit more creamy than white and I really love that on this table, it warms up the space. Having white plates on hand keeps me from worrying about finding matching chargers etc. and we can use them every day too! 

Step 5: Focal Points

It's Thanksgiving, and when the time comes I'll remove the Pumpkins and the turkey will become the display here, but for now! I just used a bunch of different sized and style pumpkins to put together a centerpiece in the center of the table, I got them all from Wal-Mart, even the real ones! I love the light green look and the copper stems on these faux ones. Since I'm a candle holder hoarder I don't think any space is complete without some cozy candles, I gathered up some of my favorites and put them all together to display in the center of the table. 

Step 6: Add Garland or Greenery
I found this garland at Wal-Mart last minute and really loved the Fall Vibes it gave off, and well, the price as pretty fab too! I got a set of 2 but only used one, I worked backwards in a 3 shape around my items to fill in the empty space. And I LOVE the outcome!

Step 7: Add your place settings, cups and light your candles!

That's it! You're all done! See how easy it is when you break it down into steps?

 I find I can decorate any space when I just break it down into layers and steps VS. being so overwhelmed thinking about the overall outcome. 

I hope ya'll found this helpful! Come say "Hey!" on Instagram and let me know what you think! did you find this helpful? Would you like more tutorials like this in the future!? I'd love to hear from ya'll!

{this post is sponsored by wal-mart but all product selection, thoughts and opinions and sourcing was my own! Thank you so much for supporting my little blog, ya'll are amazing!}

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4 tips on how to easily transition your decor for the seasons!

Hey Babes! Can ya'll believe it's October already?! I know I always say that, but seriously. HOW. this year has flown by so dang fast and I can't even believe it. I'm excited for spooky season though! Even though the temps here in Maryland say July 74th and not October 1st. Ya'll know I'm not complaining, I'm totally a warm weather girl at heart! 

However, I do love that with the change of seasons and Holidays it means new colors and decor to decorate and play with! I love seasonal decor so dang much. But I know it can feel tricky or overwhelming on where to start when you want to add some seasonal decor into your everyday decor. I have a few tips today to help you get started! And hopefully help you with seasonal decor in general in the future. Decor should be fun, and should totally be a reflection of your personality. Don't you agree?!

Of course I had to hit up THE WAL-MART for some fun Fall Decor this season! I'm so freaking impressed with Wal-Mart and their awesome decor selection lately, and well honestly, clothing too! They have super cute, ballin on a budget friendly decor that is so fun to play with. I'm obsessing over all of their Fall Decor especially this year! 

This season I opted for lots of fun Fall colors like, orange and purple, to get me into the spirit. Which brings me to my first tip when decorating a space for a season or Holiday...

Tip #1- Stick with Basic Neutrals-

One thing you probably notice about my home is that most or all of my furniture is super neutral, my porch furniture is no different! The gray wicker, and white cushions make it so easy to switch up my decor for the seasons. I follow this rule throughout our home, All my big furniture, beds, couches, tables, are super neutral, that way I can add things to make the space feel fresh and fun without painting or buying new furniture. It's a great thing to stick with taupe, gray or white paint colors and furniture. 

Tip #2- Opt for a throw blanket in a fun color or texture-

When adding seasonal decor into a space in my home, The first thing I do is usually switch out my throw blankets, sometimes I opt for color, or texture and sometimes I even keep these things neutral as well. But I typically like to add a fun throw blanket in to instantly rejuvinate a space! Wal-Mart has such an awesome selection of throw blankets lately! Super cozy, soft and crazy inexpensive! I snagged this yummy super soft and cozy white throw to add on our porch but it could easily work anywhere in our home throughout Fall and Winter! Pillows are another great way to do this, in general I usually only switch up one or two pillows for a seasonal change. And keep my everyday pillows neutral so the seasonal ones can easily be switched out. 

Tip #3- Add decorative seasonal objects-

When it comes to Fall is any space complete without pumpkins?! Let's be honest. I loved the soft muted green color of these I snagged from Wal-Mart, but they had tons of different colors too. Even real pumpkins if that's your thing! Adding pumpkins to a space for the season is a MUST. In the Winter I love pinecones and faux snow, together they look really great in lanterns, lanterns are a seriously awesome way to change up your holiday decor. I love filling mine with all sorts of things. Wal-Mart has some crazy cute ones that are super inexpensive as well! I'll link a few below! 

Tip #4- LAYERS-

I have a thing for layers, layers in my decor, layers in my clothing, just layers in general. HA! When decorating seasonally, I love to switch out my wreaths and signs for seasonally appropriate ones. Keeping the basics simple, like a mirror or old window, and then adding a layer with a wreath, or sign, is a super easy way to switch up your decor for the seasons. I like that I don't have to change an ENTIRE space to get a fresh look. Keeps things easy, AND FUN! 

Tip #5- Twinkle lights and Candles never hurt anyone ;)

Last but not least, when decorating a space, especially for the cooler months, is anything complete with some twinkle lights or battery operated candles? I think not. I love how easy it is to add coziness to a space just with something as simple as candles, or twinkle lights, I snagged {these} from Wal-Mart and these battery operated lights and love them both! They will totally be a staple here as the cooler months creep up on us. (not ready by the way).

So there ya have it, some simple and easy tips when decorating for the seasons. It doesn't have to be overwhelming if you look at smaller scale spaces and then work on spaces individually instead of tackling everything all at once. Add a banner, hang a wreath, throw up some lights and call it a day! 

Have ya'll shopped at Wal-Mart for decor lately? Or just in general? Would love to hear from you! Drop a comment for me below or send me a message on Instagram

{this post is sponsored by wal-mart, but as always all thoughts and opinions are my own. this post may contain affiliate links. Thank you so much for your continued love and support always! I couldn't do this without you!}

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5 Ways To Add Personality To Kids Spaces!

Hey cuties! Blogging three times in one week? Who even AM I?! I'm slowly trying to get out of my Summer routine (which is basically just me being lazy, laying by the pool most days) and trying to get back to being productive. I love blogging, I really really do! And I feel most like myself when I'm doing it, but sometimes life get's in the way, ya know? 

This will always be something fun for me, that I'm thankful I get to do and that I get to connect with so many people along the way! However my kids and family will ALWAYS come first, sometimes that means we might need to take a little break to get our minds right again. 

All that being said, I'm anxious to get back to my creative roots, so to speak. I have so many house projects I want to tackle here at our casa and so many creative goals I've set for myself over the next few months, I'm excited and nervous! 

One of the things I've been wanting to do for quite a bit was update Savi's bedroom to fit her personality a bit more, before this renovation here room was very vintage, but Savanna us spunky and full of character and I wanted her room to reflect that and where she is right now in her childhood. I wanted it to be neutral with pops of color so I was SO excited to when I saw the {Flower Home Kids} collection at {Wal-Mart} ya'll. HOLY FREAKING CUTENESS. I teamed up with them a few months ago to announce the official launch of Drew Barrymore's new line at Wal-Mart and I was and still am as obsessed as ever with EVERYTHING! 

The kids home line is full of such fun prints, and patterns and the cutest things to decorate a spunky little girls (or boys!) bedroom! I had Savanna pick out a few things she liked, which was a little hard for me but I'm learning to let go a bit. After all it's just decor, and it's HER space so it should totally be a reflection of her and I want her to enjoy being in her own space. 

I know some mama's can relate on struggling with giving kids say over the way a space comes together so I decided to put together some easy tips and tricks you can follow so littles can feel like they have a say and so mama can be happy too! 

1. Bring in a fun throw pillow with personality-
Savanna is obsessed with rainbows and flamingos right now and her room reflects it! {this pillow} probably isn't something I would have selected on my own but she loved it and it's actually SUPER cute and reminds me so much of her. Pillows aren't permanent! And they can easily be switched out. There such a cute and fun way for you to allow littles to bring personality into their spaces. 

2. Add Some fun art work.

Like pillows, art work isn't permanent! It can easily be switched out and I love that the artwork in this {line} is budget friendly and super bright and colorful. Totally reflects youth and childhood in the BEST way! I like to keep things like paint colors and bedding simple and neutral that way most art work matches no matter what. 

3. Throw Blankets are always a great way to add personality!

I love throw blankets and throw pillows, ya'll know this! And I love the pretty blue color of this one! The tassels are so cute and fun and I also love that this one can be used in any space in our home. When buying throw blankets, try to think of more than one use for it. And don't be afraid of color! 

4.  Wall Decals-

Similar to removable wall-paper wall decals are a fun way to change up a space! Most place even sell wall stickers that peel right off and this is a great way for kids to show personality in their own spaces. They're also usually SUPER inexpensive. 

5. Twinkle Lights-

The SMALLEST thing ever but I swear they make Savanna so happy. What is it about twinkle sparkly lights or some glow in the dark wall stickers or stars that bring back so many memories from our youth. They were just the finishing touch we needed for this space and instantly added some cozy vibes to the space! 

So there ya have it! 5 ways you can allow your littles to have a say in their spaces! Savanna is so happy with her new room and spends SO MUCH time here reading books or coloring, next up is the playroom that hasn't been remodeled in like, 6 years. And it's time for a refresh! Stay tuned to the blog for more info on that too! Hope ya'll enjoyed this post and I can't wait to hear what you think of Savi's new room! 

{this post is sponsored by Wal-Mart but as always, all thought and opinions are my own! Thank you so much for your love and support always!}
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What I got from the Wayfair Labor Day Sale!

Hey babes! Happy Thursday! I hope ya'll are having a great week! I can't lie, I've been stressin' a bit with the kiddos getting ready for back to school, I feel like this is such a chaotic time of year, combined with the ongoing construction at our casa I feel like life is just so messy right now! I know it's just a season though, and that this too shall pass. Hopefully. Fingers crossed. Until then I'm drowning my sorrows in wine. And white claws, cause let's face it, I'm just NOT ready to let go of Summer JUUUUUST yet. I sort of feel like labor day weekend is the start of the end though and I'm having mixed emotions. 

Good news though is that there are TONS of amazing sales going on this weekend and I'll be featuring all the best deals for ya'll! The Wayfair Labor Day Sale and it's partner brands, such as Joss and Main, are some of my FAVORITE places to shop for home decor and I just ordered a ton of things from there for some of our upcoming remodels! In my humble opinion this is the best Wayfair sale of the year and a perfect time to refresh for the upcoming seasons! Also love that Wayfair offers free shipping always on orders $49 or more! That really adds up when shipping furniture and bigger purchases, plus they have the BEST selection. 

The sale runs through until 9/2. So be sure to snag any of your favorites now! Stock is limited on some things!

I'm going to share some of my new goodies in stories over on Instagram but just in case you wanted to see a visual here on the blog I'm sharing here also! I bought a few things with Fall in mind and was able to snag some new light fixtures like a gorgeous beaded chandelier I've had my eyes on for MONTHS for the entryway and my bedroom, a new rug, and a fun new ottoman for the living room.Also, some new floor pillows for the pups and for Savanna's room and reading corner. I get asked about them a TON and I'm so excited to tell ya'll they're on SALE! 

Here's what I PERSONALLY snagged from the sale (and I'll also be linking up my TOP picks!)

1.// Blanket Ladder- Love the wood tones on this one and the white dipped feet. I needed something a little taller and this one fits the bill perfectly! 2.//Moroccan Pouf- been eyeing these beauties up for forever and was so excited to snag 2 on sale! Can't wait to show ya'll my plans for them! 3.//Fiddle Fig- I have a thing for faux fiddle's since I can't seem to keep real ones alive, planning to use this one in our hallway where we don't get tons of natural light. 4.//Chair and a half- EASILY one of my top favorite Joss and Main purchases EVER! So freaking comfortable and easy to clean! Everyone loves this chair! 5.// Boho Rug- I've been eyeing up this exact rug for AGES! Love the colors and print! 6.//Wooden Beady Chandy- I've been waiting for this to go on sale for our bedroom but I think I might hang it in our entryway instead! Such a steal at under $200 bucks! Similar cost well over $400. 7.//Leather Pouf- I originally wanted one of these for Nick's room but I think I might use it in the living room to go with the darker fall colors I'm planning to bring in for the season. 8.//WALL BASKETS- I absolutely love these wall baskets and I got 2 sets to create an accent wall in our hallway. 

Seriously, If ya'll are debating this chair it is TRULY amazing. I have ZERO regrets! 

I'm also linking up some of my favorite rugs, like the one I have in our living room, and the new runner rug I just purchased for our entry. In the cooler months, I like to switch to heavier textures to bring warmth and coziness into our casa. The jute is soft on this rug and I love the tassels on the end, I also really like the light bleached white color, compared to most normal darker jute rugs. 

I own all almost ALL of these rugs! Wayfair is actually one of the first places I check when I need a new rug! Nick has this one in his room! I have this one in the living room, and I'm currently debating this one for Savanna's room! 

Now is the perfect time to give your home a little lovin' and spruce up your spaces! There are some serious deals happening and lots of things up to 80% off! If you're looking for it, Wayfair or one of it's partner brands probably has it! :) I can't wait to share a haul with ya'll soon! Did ya'll snag anything from this sale?! Would love to hear from you! Drop a comment for me below or send me a message on Instagram! 

this post is sponsored by wayfair but as always ALL thoughts and opinions are my own! Thank you so much for supporting this little blog, none of this would be possible without you! 

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9 Easy Ways To Update Your Bathroom on a Budget!

Hey beauties! Hope ya'll are having a great week! I can't believe Summer is wrapping up already! I'm so sad, because Summer is my FAVORITE but I'm also a bit excited because when the seasons change I get antsy and a bit motivated to tackle ALL the projects I've had on my to do list FOREVER! 

One of the things I've been wanting to do for a long time, is spruce up our downstairs powder room. I have to tell ya'll I h a t e the tile in here with a passion, but when we installed it a few years ago we had it leftover from another project, were on a budget and working with what we had. While I hope to change it sooner, rather than later, I'm learning to work with what I have and work around it. With other the other projects we have to tackle right now, this one is totally on the back burner and not a priority. However, that doesn't mean it still can't be pretty and full of things I love! 

So I hit up Wal-Mart in hopes of finding some new goodies to spruce up this space on a budget. I love Wal-Mart lately for their decor & prices! Everything is super trendy and affordable. It's a great place to shop if you're in the market for new decor but don't want to spend a ton of money! 

Today, I really wanted to share some ways you can update your bathroom on a budget and doing projects that don't take a ton of time. So today I'm going to share some tips & some ways you can make a space feel fresh and new again! 

Tip #1- Replace that ugly soap bottle with a pretty dispenser.

I used {this one} from Wal-Mart and absolutely LOVE it! It comes in a few different color options and it's one of the easiest ways you can make your bathroom feel "prettier".

Tip #2- New Towels.

This is something that always excites me, okay? Don't ask me why. I just really really like new towels. Usually white ones. But here I decided to go with a cute pattern. It's subtle. I like it! Wal-Mart has a GREAT selections of super inexpensive towels if you're searching! 

Nothing is worse to me than an old, tattered towel. It's such an easy fix! So I always keep some simple freshly laundered hand towels on hand in the bathroom, but I also always love a good print when needed! The gray and white is a simple contrast and I love the simple yet, fun pattern for an update! Opt for floral in the spring, and a pop of color in the Winter months to brighten your cloudy wet, and snowy days! :)

Tip #3- Add a new rug in a fun print or color.

I have been LOVING this coral color lately and when I saw this pretty rug I knew it would be perfect in our little corner powder bathroom! I love the round shape and the dainty crochet detailing. It's very "boho chic" and I'm here for it! A rug in a fun print or pattern is really cute too! 

Tip #4- Update your Wall Decor.

This piece I have hanging on the wall isn't for sale anymore, but I did find some cute signs on the Wal-Mart Site that would be ADORABLE in a bathroom! Like this one.  Wal-Mart has a huge selections of wall art and signs!

Tip #5- Curtains. 

If a space is feeling blah, or drab, adding curtains always helps. I like the look of sheer white curtains but a pattern can be fun too! especially if a room is especially "plain"- floral prints are also a great way to add dimension and personality to a room! 

Tip #6- Lighting.

Lighting can make or break a space for me and it's honestly the MOST important. Add a fun chandelier or a new vanity light! Don't be afraid to mix metals in this case! Lighting should be fun and show your personality and your homes style!

Tip #7.- Updated mirrors.

I always love using interesting or fun mirrors in my my home, especially in the bathroom. This one is great because of the wood tone. But I also like that it adds a little texture and visual interest. 

Tip #8- Update a Vanity by adding new hardware.

New hardware is probably the most inexpensive way to spruce up your space! You can often find knobs for under $10 and it's just a fun way to add personality so a space! I don't think anything in our home has the original hardware we bought with it. 

Tip #9- Sink Fixtures.

You don't have to buy new sink fixtures to get yours to feel new again! I like using some spray paint to update hardware and fixtures when I want a new look but don't want to spend a ton of money. This is a super simple project that doesn't take a ton of time or cost a lot of money! 

So there you have it friends! 9 ways you can easily update your bathroom on a budget! I hope this post helps you a bit and reminds you to love the home you HAVE! It doesn't take a ton of time or cost a ton of money to create pretty spaces that make you smile. Sometimes it just takes a little creativity to get the ball rolling! I'm linking up some of my favorite recent Wal-Mart finds for you all to take a peek at! 

(This post is sponsored by Wal-Mart, but as always, all opinions and thoughts are my own.)

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How To Decorate a Teen Boys Room on a Budget!

Hey babes! Can't believe it's almost August already. I am SO SAD. I know so many of ya'll are ready for Fall but I just ain't into it at all yet. Maybe it's the fact that it felt like Summer took SOOOOOOO long to get here. But I'm just not ready to give up my baby just yet. Savanna starts kindergarten this year and I am just all sort of bent out of shape over it. Nick Jr. will be a junior in high school and it's even crazier to think that he'll be graduating so soon. I'M. NOT. READY. 

Speaking of Nick Jr. though, can I just freaking mention how hard it is to decorate a teen boys room these days? They are truly the pickiest human beings I've ever met in my entire life. And I think TEEN BOYS are even worse, because they don't want anything too "childlike" or girly in their spaces. Which I totally get but still.. I need SOMETHING to work with. 

Most of you know we recently gutted our entire upstairs (living in a fixer upper, structure issues, etc..) and it was striped down to nothing. It's been an interesting experience living with to say the least, but we're making the best of it, and I'm kind of enjoying it and not feeling so rushed to get a space decorated. Nick's room was probably the worst of all the bedrooms in the house and he was so excited to have a new space. 

His only request? He wanted an L shaped corner desk. 

During the selection of things for his room, shelving, color scheme, tones, bedding etc, I was 99.9% sure I was going to kill him. True Story. This kid had me SO STRESSED OUT, but eventually we came together and agreed on a few things, like a neutral color scheme that could continue to grow with him, wood tones and nice sturdy furniture he could take with him one day if he choose to do so. During the progress I found myself turning to {walmart} a LOT to find things like shelving, affordable high quality bedding, decor, shelving and more. 

I've been crazy obsessed with Wal-Mart lately and their huge selection of affordable home decor. You can't beat the prices and the brand is great for ANY and every budget! For real! If you're on the hunt to find some pieces to update a space, bedroom, game room, bathroom, playroom, Wal-Mart is the place to go! 

So without further ado, here are my top tips for decorating a boys room on a budget!

1. Select neutral furniture and accent pieces!

These things will grow with your child and can fit any decor scheme. I picked a neutral gray for his room and love that it matches any decor or color scheme. I like keeping the pieces I spend more money on super neutral so they don't have to be switched out every single time my style changes.

2. Don't be afraid to pattern play!-

For Nick's bed I picked this super comfortable and soft comforter set from Wal-MartI love that it's reversible and can be switched around for a completely different look. The horizontal stripes and vertical stripes on the comforter and the duvet cover keep the look fun and playful without being too immature or childlike and still feels grown up in it's own right. 

3. Add Texture-

You can do this with a fun throw blanket with tassels, or possibly even a fun pop of color like mustard with gray and navy. I added some texture and warmth with these throw pillows from Wal-Mart that are insanely well made! The leather texture on the pillow is so soft and gorgeous and it can work in so many different spaces. NOT just this room! I love versatile pieces like that because I can shop my home anytime! Another way to add texture is with {window blinds} and/or wood tones like a small end table, desk or shelving unit. 

4. Create a work/play space-

Back when Nick was little we used his closet space as sort of a mini- playroom and kept his dresser where the desk is now. But he wanted his dresser in his closer (makes sense) and his desk in his actual room now. So we opted for this corner L-Desk to save space. I love the wood look of this one and think it adds some warmth to the space. This is where he plays fortnight and also leaves his 20 cups and Taki chip bags. Even though he has a trash can right next to this desk. But that's another post for another day. 

5. Removeable Wall-Paper-

We haven't had a chance to instal his accent wall just yet but are working on it! I got this wallpaper from Wal-Mart and plan on adding it behind his bed for some more visual interest. 

6. Industrial Shelving-

I still remember when industrial shelves were just becoming a thing and Nick and I had to DIY them, these days you can buy them everywhere, but Wal-Mart seriously has a great selection of shelving! Boys shelving and decor can be tricky, so I just let him have fun with this one, its sold out but I'll link similar! General idea is the same. Everything in his room now has a purpose. 

7. Add Greenery-

I've always been big on "bringing a room to life" but opted for faux plants instead of real. Not sure why. These days I opt for real more than faux and I gave Nick his very own baby to take care of. He's been watering it once a week like he should so, so far so good. Wal-Mart has some ah freaking MAYZING faux plants right now though I'll link as well. 

So that's it ya'll! 7 Easy ways to decorate a boys room on a budget! I hope it was even just the tiniest bit helpful! I also hope that it helps you not stress as much as I did over this space. Also- is it 5 yet? Mama needs some "juice"... 

Linked my Wal-Mart picks for ya'll below!!!

{Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by THE FREAKING WAL-MART you guys, how cool is that? As always, all opinions and thoughts are MY OWN. I never share anything I don't fully support, back or wouldn't buy myself. Post also contains affiliate links which means I may or may not get a small percentage of the sale if you make a purchase. I can't tell ya'll how much it means to me to have you all here! Thank you so much for the continued love and support always! YOU GUYS ARE A BLESSING!} 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Sneak Peek & Tips!

Hey babes! Hope ya'll had a great Holiday weekend! This is my favorite month of the WHOLE YEAR! So many fun things happening. We basically celebrate all month long! 

I've been chatting with a lot of you about the Nordstrom anniversary sale and wanted to just put together a blog post real quick about it because it's one of the biggest and honestly, best, sales of the year.  So to clear some things up- the Nordstrom anniversary sale is when they drop brand new arrivals throughout the site that are deeply or heavily discounted, so this isn't like one of those "let's clean out the old things" type of sales. That's what makes it different and so good! 

So What Exactly is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
Early access for the sale starts on July 12th- but that's just if you're a card holder. I normally don't advise credit cards but this is the ONLY one I have because the benefits are just SO good! If you're planning on shopping the sale I really suggest getting a Nordstrom card so you can earn the points- I just have the Nordstrom retail card. You can sign up here and get a $60 bonus note to use to shop the sale! 

All this being said..it's super easy to get caught up in the excitement of it all. Feeling like you have to have every single thing, every single blogger posts. And while I probably shouldn't be telling you this- you don't have to do that and honestly- you shouldn't. While I totally appreciate ya'll buying things through my links, I would never want you to feel like you HAVE to buy something or go into debt over it. Especially not a sale. It's important to me that I'm 100% honest and upfront about what's worth it and what isn't. 

I bought SO much stuff last year I didn't need. I ended up returning half of it. So this year, I wanted to put a plan in place so I can be prepared and only buy the things I can work into my wardrobe or home over the next few months. 

Tip #1- Set A Budget 

(this is probably the most important thing.)
It can be $500, or $25. It doesn't matter, as long as you have one. You can easily get caught up in the moment when shopping this sale. So set a budget, and stick to it. 

Tip #2- Create a "wish list" of things you want and need
I know a lot of people are coming to me asking for workwear ideas so I'm planning a few workwear round up's with items from the sale- however for me personally- during the sale I like to stock up on my favorite Zella Leggings, (these are perfect for my short girls!) I always snag a pair of newVince Camuto Booties and I love love love my RAILS plaid shirts, they are seriously the softest and fit like a dream! I wear them ALL THE WAYS. Also planning to snag this COZY Barefoot Dreams throw that I missed last year, but totally planning to snag this year for sure. 

Tip #3- Shop Smart and if you want it, Don't wait!
Things from this sale sell out insanely fast, like within minutes fast. It can be stressful, and gives me anxiety but I know that it's a great time to snag a deal on my favorite things so I deal, Nordstrom probably has the easiest return policy EVER, they include a pre-paid shipping label in your package and all you have to do is grab and envelope and return if something doesn't fit or if you don't like it!

Here's a peek at some things that are going to be apart of the sale that I personally am hoping to snag! Lots of basics that can transition well through the season! Lots of these items NEVER go on sale so it's great to snag them while the sale is happening! 

None of these items are on sale YET, but will be live on Friday at 12:30, so you can bookmark this page or your favorite items so you can be sure to snag them before they sell out!

I'll keep ya'll updated on my favorite picks from sale and I'll also share a new blog post when the sale goes loves of my current favorite items and promotions and do a huge try on session- Be sure to follow me in the LTK it app for my sale picks, collages and outfit ideas! I'll try my best to keep you guys as updated as possible and share new information with ya'll as it comes to me! 

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