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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Snap to Frame with Nebraska Furniture Mart / Part 2

The day has come!!

I finally finished this space off so I can share with you,
my Snap to Frame project I have been working on

with Nebraska Furniture Mart!!

If you haven't checked out Part 1 of this project, do so here
SO let's get started...
I decided that my office space needed some extra TLC!!
so I got to work figuring out the style I was going for,
and made things come to life!

I started working on this space well over a year ago..
over the summer or last spring I can't even remember now..
but I painted the built-in desk that was previously black-- white and added hardware!

It has been a slow process getting it all together
especially since this space ties into the same area that leads into the playroom
but once I figured out the vibe/style/colors for my office,
it started to feel VERY MUCH how I wanted it to

and I couldn't be more excited to finish the space off

with my new Snap to Frame prints!

So here's a sneak into my office space and a little video
to show you just how easy it is to add wall displays to your own home!!

You can download the snap to frame app:
Apple here or Android here
or visit the in store kiosk at Nebraska Furniture Mart
at The Colony, TX location!

Hope you guys try it out and love it!
You can use promo code:
25NFMPT1 For 25% off Current Price
(Coupon Expires, February 10, 2017)

To see Part 1 & the video tutorial of Snap to Frame visit this post here

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Best-selling beauty products

In the mornings when I drop Lexi off for school
we are usually listening to the Absolutely Mindy Show on XM!
Recently I have discovered the Today Show station over on XM
so after I drop her off I usually swap the station over to that!

This morning I was able to listen to the best-selling beauty products segment
and it got me all excited!

AND if something can get me excited that early in the morning
I figured it was good enough to share!
So today I'm relaying the 411 on all these hot items
in case you didn't catch the Today show this morning!

For every "high end product" they chose an affordable option that best matched it..
so if you don't like spending a fortune, there's still an option!

I don't know why beauty products gets me so excited but it does..
and maybe some of you are like me and want to try out some new products!!
There was only one on the list that I've tried and that was their first one..
so we will dive on in!!


The best seller:
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $23
One tube of this mascara is sold every 10 seconds, according The NPD Group.
The hourglass-shaped brush gives you volume, length and curl all in one. 

Isn't that crazy?? one sold every 10 seconds!

My own personal preference  ---
I do think I love my -It Cosmetics Superhero $24- much better than the Too Faced Better Than Sex

The best bargain:

Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara, $9

Like the Too Faced mascara, this brush is designed to fan out lashes. This mascara can be layered, so you get the ultimate volume without the clumps.


The best seller:
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $29

Last year, over 1.5 million tubes of this concealer were sold, according to NPD Group research. It covers dark circles without caking and comes in more than 16 shades so that everyone can really find their perfect match.

The best bargain:
Maybelline New York Facestudio Master Conceal, $9

This concealer offers great coverage that won't wear off. Apply it in the morning and you'll be set until you're ready to take off your makeup before bed!


The best seller:
MAC Lipstick, $17

One MAC lipstick is sold every second, says data from The NPD Group.
With 219 shades and seven different finishes, there's something for everyone.

The best bargain:
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, $8

This Revlon buy comes in more than 80 colors and four different finishes. Whether you're looking for something matte, super shiny or something in between, they've got it all at your local drugstore for a fraction of the price.


The best seller:
La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream, $170

One jar sells every minute, according to The NPD Group. That's 525,600 jars a year. This moisturizer is famous for it's patented "Miracle Broth," which includes a mix of fermented marine ingredient that fight winkles and smooth skin.

The best bargain:
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer, $22


The best seller:
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum, $94
This citrus-infused perfume is always a top seller because it's scent is feminine, yet light.

The best bargain:

Kai Perfume Oil, $48
If you're into floral scents, this is a must-try


The best seller:
Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield, $14

This isn't your average hairspray. Living Proof's formula — which forms a shield around the hair to block humidity — can be used as volumizer, frizz-tamer or even as brow gel if you're in a pinch. It also has UV filters to help protect against color fading.

The best bargain:
TRESemme Beauty Full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray, $5

This aerosol hairspray will hold your hairstyle without making your hair feel stiff or crunchy. Think hair that looks great all day long while still feeling good to the touch.

Source: Today Show  too many ads on their site so I simplified it all for you!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Fuzzies & Treasure Chest method

Hi friends!!
So I've been struggling major in the mom vs kid department this school year!
So over Christmas Break it dawned on me.. why is my child a little angel at school yet tries to defy every decision i make at home?! I mean I love my little Lexi Lu to pieces but boy that girl can challenge me!

Ok, so let's back that up to when I was a child,
I know 100% Lexi is a way better student than I ever was.. (so far at least :) Which has surprised the crap out of me that she has never gotten on a "bad color" (that's one of their classes behavior systems..) Anyways I have realized that, that little child of mine will do whatever it takes to stay on a good color.. because in the end if they get however many green days (thats the best color) she gets to go to the treasure chest. It totally works...  she has never had anything but green and she won't even dare wear the wrong shoes on PE days for fear of having to walk laps or get in trouble haha.

Lexi has always been driven by, dare I say "bribes" (ever since she was little). But Hey, every kid is different and I am getting to the point where I'm ok with good behavior getting a good reward.

When I was little I remember I would get rewarded with a board game if I didn't get all of my cards taken away that week. We had like ten cards for the week and me keeping all ten cards was a SELDOM occurrence! haha so I'm thanking my stars Lexi actually responds to her teachers!

Where we struggle is at home..
we are working on attitudes, being happy with the things we have, and the opportunities we get.
So I decided we needed a TREASURE CHEST!
Just MAYBE this would help catch her attention!!

Good behavior earns rewards..
So we have started our FUZZY jar!
She does something me or Tyson thinks is deserving.. she will get a fuzzy.
Once her fuzzy jar get's filled.. then she can pick something out of the treasure chest!

I found this little trolls treasure chest at Michael's
it was included in their Christmas clearance so it was 80% off!
$3.99 for a treasure chest, I couldn't pass it up!

Michaels was also good to have all of their Shopkins 50% off for me!
She is obsessed with blind bags so I snagged some of them and other fun items! I figured I would aim for items $3 and under.. give or take! Or if she's really dying to have an item at the store.. instead of giving in and buying the item.. I may use that opportunity to put it into the treasure chest and make her wait and earn it!

So the other day after school she got to paint her Fuzzy jar!

I have threatened fuzzies more than a couple of times on her..

I can't decide on what the exact amount of fuzzies make the jar "full"
but I figured this first go around will be trial and error!
Here's to Fuzzies & Treasure Chest!!

UPATE: One week in.. fuzzies are working.. I'm getting a response from the whole system!
There have been more random good deeds without me asking
(not every time gets a fuzzy and she knows that)
but I am definitely glad we are trying this system with her!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Shiplap Laundry Room

I was able to take a chance to re-photograph our laundry room the other day!
Goodness I love this room! Things haven't changed up too much since I last posted the room here.

This room is pretty narrow so it's always a tricky one to photograph hence the awkward angles.
I hope you all have a good long weekend for those of you that get Monday off!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Zoey's Nursery

Well two years later I'm finally getting somewhere with Zoey's nursery..
haha it's not complete because I haven't done anything with the top of her dresser,
but I think it will be what it is for a while!

I wanted something super soft with grays and whites
SHOCKER, i know!

I have changed it around like a billion times and nothing ever stuck!
Finally my mom showed me this twinkle print and I just fell in love!
It had all the character I was going for and fit in perfectly with her twinkle theme!!

All in the Details:
Crib & Dresser: Ikea
Twinkle Print: Kirklands
Book Page Star Banner: Etsy
Baskets, Rug: Homegoods
Linen Curtains: Bed, Bath, & Beyond
Both Chairs: Restoration Hardware
Room Paint Color: Repose Gray at Half tint by Sherwin Williams
Little Unicorn Dolls: Restoration Hardware Baby & Child
White Pouf: White Moroccan Pouf

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Snap to Frame with Nebraska Furniture Mart

Hey Friends!!
I get to share with you the most exciting project I've been working on, 
with Nebraska Furniture Mart!

It's a new app called Snap to Frame!

If you live near Dallas, TX you can visit The Colony location of Nebraska Furniture Mart
where you can check out their in store kiosk!

If you live out of state, go download the free app by searching Snap to Frame .
I downloaded the app to my ipad and used it there too!

So what is Snap to Frame you ask?

Well, Nebraska Furniture Mart has just launched a new in store experience
an app called Snap to Frame
where they give the consumer the power to create custom wall décor
through an in store kiosk or from the comfort of their home with the app. 
Snap to Frame gives you the opportunity to utilize your own photos,
or choose from a variety of art work to be created and customized to your style and design. 
The app also allows you to build gallery walls
and get a snapshot of how the art will look on your wall,
over a sofa and even how it looks with multiple photos displayed together.

You will absolutely love it, I promise!
They made the process of figuring out a wall display for your home so much easier!!
You can create a custom gallery for your wall designed perfect for your space!

I loved being able to take a picture of my own room and arrange 
different frame combinations of wall art before I put any holes in our wall!

This video will guide you through the store
and show you what all Snap to Frame has to offer!

When you checkout be sure to use the promo code: 
For 25% off
Current Price use promo code-25NFMPT1

 Coupon Expires:  February 10, 2017

Some of the hi-lites for Snap to Frame:

- Create your own custom wall art galleries.
- Take a photo of your wall to design a custom gallery.
- Upload up to seven pieces for each vignette and use designer-curated layouts for the perfect look.
- You can upload photos from your device or social network.
- Get inspired and browse a large selection of curated art & photography.
- Order custom prints on premium-quality canvas, fine art paper and other materials.
- Choose from professional-grade framing options that will blend in with your décor.
- Get the easy-to-use Hanging Guide with each order.

STAY TUNED for Part 2 to see how my project with
Nebraska Furniture Mart, Snap to Frame turns out!

Can you guess which space in my house I decided to give a little make over?!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Nebraska Furniture Mart with Snap to Frame. 
While I was compensated by Nebraska Furniture Mart to write a post about Snap to Frame, all opinions are my own.

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