January is one of the best times of year to refresh your bedroom and bathroom because bedding and towels are always on sale this time of year. “White Sales” are everywhere.
Luckily hubby said it was time to brighten our bedroom so it looks more like the rest of the house now that we’ve remodeled the kitchen. (You can see the completed kitchen HERE).
I went to HomeGoods and purchased a gorgeous, white Hotel Collection comforter, pillows, and a fuzzy throw blanket by Cynthia Rowley. High thread count sheets are from Overstock (my personal favorite for the best prices on high thread count Egyptian Cotton sheets). And I used a rug from a different part of the house. Kept the mirror from Z Gallerie, and eventually I’ll switch out the lights with something bigger and brass or a gold finish. For now, this works just fine and was relatively inexpensive for such a dramatic makeover. Lighter. Brighter. And not need to paint or buy new furniture.
Proof you can use what you have and spend very little money to completely update and renovate your space!
What do you think? Are you motivated to do a quick refresh on your bedroom? Hopefully you found this helpful because these are some of my favorite resources. I hope you find things you enjoy for your home as well.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family! Sending you lots and lots of love from Arizona.
We went to my parent’s house for Christmas dinner.
LOVED this stunning vintage dress from Fashion by Robert Black! The black velvet detailing and the light, fetherweight layers are exceptional.
I also loved that this year because I didn’t get “things” for my family. Instead, I gave everyone “experiences.”
For example, I got an annual pass to all of Arizona’s state parks for my hubby and my brother. I gave my parents 2 date nights. One to an upscale restaurant, and another for a wine tasting/cooking class. I gave our son tickets for science events and demonstrations he gets to attend with my husband (so they get quality time together…and it’s a present for both of them). We recently came back from Mexico and we took Alan’s parents there for their 2nd time EVER at the ocean as their early Christmas present! (They are 83 & 84 years old). And when my daughter gets home from traveling across Europe, we will take my mom there for a weekend get-a-way too for one of her Christmas presents. And I donated to an international rescue organization in the names of several family members. Because we all wanted to help the families fleeing Aleppo, Syria, and this is a small way we can make a difference.
Cool idea, right?
I’m a HUGE proponent of surrounding yourself with things you love. And because I am blessed to be surrounded by things and people I love, I wanted to share more of life and the beautiful moments in life with them….not with things, but experiences.
Wishing you a year of experiences with people you love the most. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from my family to yours!
May your holiday season be filled with love and happiness to last you the entire year.
**PS – The story behind this photo is I told my hubby I really wanted a cute photo in front of the tree. He forgot and went to bed so I had to rouse him from bed and asked him to put on a shirt. He put on his jacket over his undershirt! LOL! Men! Yet, how sweet is he to get out of bed, try to look awake just so I could get a quick photo with him? Sometimes what you don’t see in a photo is just as important as what you do see. Thought you would enjoy this little sneak peak into our everyday lives. Happy Holidays! xoxo
This will probably be the unhealthiest post you’ll ever see me share.
Because when you don’t know how to make unhealthy food….you outsource!
Seriously, when it comes right down to it….I can’t seem to make unhealthy food. Baking is not my strong suit to begin with. But I wanted to bake goodies for the neighbors. And as much as it may seem on occasion I’m that perfect pintrest mom….I’m soooo NOT. And cookies are NOT my thing! Haaa!
So why fight it? Hey, if someone does something better than you and they are faster and cheaper, then invest in them! So I invested in the Pillsbury dough boy to help me make inexpensive (yet thoughtful) presents for our neighbors. And if you do this, you’ll only need 3 items.
Tins (from the dollar store)
*Optional: ribbon to tie around the tins
And there you have it. Cute presents for everyone on our street for $30. Plus you can use the extra cookies for decoration. Or addional last minute presents. And then eat a few left over for breakfast. Because in honor of the first day of winter break from school I let our son start winter break with cookies and flax milk for breakfast. It was all fun and games…until hubby came home from the gym. Lol! Let’s just say he wasn’t thrilled and he made our son a proper breakfast.
Sometimes it’s fun just to push his buttons – in a fun way of course – not to be mean. Gosh I love that man!
Anyway, hope you’re having a great day and I hope this reminds you that you can still give cute, thoughtful (and inexpensive) presents without killing yourself over shopping for dozens of ingredients, mixing, measuring, etc. I give you permission to take a shortcut. Especially if it helps you keep your sanity.