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Monday, August 31, 2015

Playdate Cards Printable

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My memory could be much better but, a kid's memory is just the same. They want friends over to play with at their house or they want to go to their friend's house. It can be hard to remember every kid your child is friends with or remember the date and time especially when school is going to start soon (or it may have started already for some).

I saw cute playdate cards and thought I would create one of my own. My goal for this card was for it to help me when my siblings friends want a playdate and my mom is not around to answer right away. I remember last year, my siblings would ask me if someone could come over, but they never had a phone number to reach their parents or didn't have a day in mind. I wish I thought about this earlier, but I will help me in the future for when my son wants playdates.




If you are like me, who can't always remember every detail you need to write down from a playdate then this is for you or you can even put a few in your child's backpack in case your not around when the child asks for a play date. Either way you use it, it will be handy!

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Friday, August 28, 2015

City of Links #86

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Say goodbye to City of Links and hello to The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party next week! I can't believe that it is almost time for the big launch already. I swear that it was not too long ago I was calling for bloggers to join and worried that no one would apply, but bloggers applied and now I have awesome bloggers to host with me. This means more traffic for you! Woohoo! So much is happening that my brain is still trying to adjust. Lately, I have been trying out programs to be my assistant in posting to my social media site when I start work, I am still potty training my son (why is this taking so long!) and getting everything organized for next week's party plus it is back to school soon for us. So much to do! Be sure to check out last week's party. Link, Share and Check out this week's features!


 Bathroom Re-Organizing

 How to Make Wallpaper Stick Without Damaging Walls





The Ugly Dresser Transformation - Simply Beautiful by Angela

Lollipop Invitations - Howling at the Moon

25 Tips for a Successful Blog - The Krafty Owl

Peanut Butter Cheesecake - Olives-n-Okra



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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fashion Finds - August Edition

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Back to school is coming up way too soon, so while I was helping with my cousin's back to school shopping I couldn't help, but sneak some shopping for myself. This time I did not buy a ton of clothes, in fact, I didn't even buy these clothes. Thanks to the power of family love, I got these clothes as a gift. However, that is not going to stop me from showing you what I bought, how much it originally cost and what I paid (aka my fam paid) with the sale. Ready to see!

URBAN PLANET:
'Killing It' Long Sleeve Shirt - Orginal Price: $16.99 With Sale: no sale 
New York Water Bottle - Orginal Price: $8.00 With Sale: $2.69 

STITCHES:
Peach `London` Tank - Orginal Price: $8.00 With Sale: $4.00 
Black Tank - Orginal Price: $7.45 With Sale: $3.73
Black Crop Top - Orginal Price: $8.00 With Sale: $2.69 
Grey Hooded Crop Top - Orginal Price: $10.00 With Sale: $5.00 
`Music Is My Boyfriend` Crop Top - Orginal Price: $10.00 With Sale: $5.00 
Diamond Crop Top - Orginal Price: $8.00 With Sale: $4.00 

Total amount spent  = $44.10

I was very disappointed with the new Urban Planet on Orfus Road. I thought it was going to be sales like most stores there, but it was a regular store. The only things that had huge saving were the purses and shoes section. My purse was there that I bought for $40.00 and they had the same one there for... it hurts to even say it... it cost $7.50! One of those moments where you wished you just waited.

Lesson learned! I had fun shopping and finding new things to wear. Which ones do you like?

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

LIVE LOVE LIFE LATELY

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Sharing some photos from my recent stay-cation that we had in a hotel. The bed was perfect, the free breakfast was great and we relax (as much as a mom could being in a hotel room). My son was litterly obsessed with going to the pool, that is all he wanted to do and when we couldn't go, he was right there at the window watching the pool. Also, got some blogging done and wached a movie. Best three days!





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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

How to Make Wallpaper Stick Without Damaging Wall

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While styling and re-organizing the bathroom, I made sure to add wallpaper to my list of things to get done in the bathroom. I have little (okay, okay I have no experience at all) in putting up wallpaper on any walls because with all the moving from renter house to the next renter house, I wasn't allowed to put any up.

What changed? Nothing really, I still live in a rented apartment but this time, I fell in love with a stone image wallpaper, oh, and I found a way to not have to paste it to the wall. However, for some reason I couldn't find it in my store anymore, it was either not what I was looking for too expensive for my small bathroom budget. I did though find this Graham & Brown Brick Paintable Wallpaper on Walmart's website for $24.00.

See more designs like this New Contour Spa Pastel Geometric Tile Foiled Wallpaper Offset Design Unpasted PVC & Expanded Vinyl Beige Gold Bricks Wallpaper.


Let's get started! Measure the wall either with a measuring tape or by using the wallpaper as a guide for cutting. I used the wallpaper and made small cut to where I need to cut.


Next, I used four wall mount stickers and stuck them on the back of each wallpaper paper. If you are doing larger amounts of this wallpaper I recommend you use something stronger or more wall mount stickers.


No dry time! No goop to plaster on the walls! This wallpaper is paintable so you could change the color in the future if you are looking for a change. I love mine the way it is so I choose not to paint mine


I love that the brick looks as if it had been hidden behind the walls this whole time and I only know found it. It also gives the bathroom shelf wall style and really pops without even trying.


Now all you have to do is add your belongings in. See how it looks with the rest of the decor and organizing in my Bathroom Re-Organizing post.


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Monday, August 24, 2015

Bathroom Re-Organizing

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This summer was the queen of makeovers at my place. I was determined to have everything finished and looking great! With all the decluttering and donating going on, it was only necessary to give the place a full on makeover. The bathroom has been a spot I wanted to really just get organized and I did do just that last year. However, it didn't really stick because we (aka my mom) never went through the stuff to see what we don't use, don't need and that is just garbage. Instead, we have been taking all the things with us from each place we moved too.

However not anymore, we went through everything, filled up a garbage bag full of things and now the bathroom is even better than the last time I organized.

 Before:

Eeek! It doesn't look as great as I thought it did. The mix match storage containers hid so many things that we couldn't see what was in there most of the time and it made the space feel dark and small. Also, having the dryer and irons in the storage container wasn't ideal. The dryers and irons were taller than the storage containers and it was sticking out. With a few changes it, and a plan set, it turned out way better!

After:

This organization is a way better set up from the last. It feels airy and open as well as more balanced. These blue storage containers are half the size and only cost me $2.00 at dollarama. I saw these contiainers online on some of my favourite blogger's sites and wish I had it. It was like Dollarama read my mind because a year later, the exsact ones were there and way less the cost of what I have seen others play. What I love most about these containers is that it works great for seeing what we need without looking cluttered.



My mom bought a tray from Dollarma a while ago and the handle cracked so I tooked it and used it for the third shelf. Once I added the tray, I was able to arrage the smaller storage containers. One for brushes and combs (I got from working for Avon) as well as one for clips and ponytails.



The clear containers is from the bedroom closet makeover. I bought a set of them and had three that I didn't know what to do with. Two of them fit nicely in the tray so I placed cotton pads inside. The jar with a clip was from my littlest sister that she won from school (it used to have candy inside).


The fourth shelf is for the hamper. Leaving the hamper in the middle with nothing else near it, gives the shelf a larger feel to it and it looks cleaner as well. 


I love how everything turned out!


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Friday, August 21, 2015

City of Links #85

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Welcome to City of Links 85! I am so excited that there is one more week before launch of the new linky party. Time sure flies! I can't to share the new hosts with you all! Also, I got a new job (first real job) starting September 12 as a store associate but got some training to do along with helping build the store's inside because it is a brand new store opening downtown. So no more endless amounts of free time and hello more money and benifits lol. My interview wasn't a interview like how I was preparing. I got the call and rush downtown, got lost, got lost again because of maps on my phone then arrived with feet hurting because I am wearing heels and extremely tight dress pants (pants from before I had a child) and also sweating because its a heat wave out there. It did not help that my body hurt from dance class I took the day prior. I was the only one dressed professional and realized everyone who came got the job but at least I have a job now! Woot Woot! Be sure to check out last week's party. Link, Share and Check out this week's awesome features!




 LIVE LOVE LIFE LATELY




Updated Vintage Dropleaf Table - Redo It Yourself Inspirations 

 Home Tour - Backwoods Babies

Painted Wooden Arrow - Sweet Parrish Place

Quick Ranch Chicken - All That's Jas



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