Archives for December 2017

My Galley Kitchen Remodel | BHG Small Space Magazine!

My Galley Kitchen Remodel | BHG Small Space Magazine!

Galley Kitchen Remodel

Hey friends! I have been meaning to let you know that my new kitchen is featured in a magazine by Better Homes & Gardens magazine called Small Space Decorating. It’s available now at Barnes & Noble and Costco as well as other stores in case you want to grab a copy. You’ll find a few other familiar bloggers in the magazine, too. :)

I am very happy with how the article and photos turned out! The styling really felt like “me” and so authentic to how my family lives in this kitchen everyday. The photos turned out beautifully. If I see any of the images from the shoot pop up online, I’ll be sure to share them, too (or let me know if you see them!).

You can find all the details on my kitchen remodel here.

Happy week before Christmas! It’s almost hard to believe that last year on this week we were still waiting for our kitchen to be finished! Feeling blessed to be able to enjoy it and entertain my family in it this year without all the sawdust and construction chaos.

My Galley Kitchen Remodel | BHG Small Space Magazine!

 My Galley Kitchen Remodel | BHG Small Space Magazine!

My Galley Kitchen Remodel | BHG Small Space Magazine!

My Galley Kitchen Remodel | BHG Small Space Magazine!

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

What’s in our Christmas Stockings + $250 Giveaway

What's in our Christmas Stockings + $250 Giveaway

This post is sponsored by RetailMeNot

Anyone else still Christmas shopping? Asking for a friend, of course (wink). With less than two weeks until Christmas, there is still no need to panic! I’ve got a tip for you that will change the way you shop and help you get amazing gifts on budget and under the tree in plenty of time.

Plus keep reading to learn how to enter to WIN $250 Visa Gift Card towards your holiday shopping, too. 

What's in our Christmas Stockings + $250 Giveaway

If you haven’t heard of RetailMeNot, it’s a really helpful way to save money and find the best deals. Helping Santa fill our Christmas stockings on a budget was extra simple this year.

Even though our kids are mostly grown, we still keep the Christmas stocking tradition alive at our house. Do you? Since we have six stockings, I always try to be mindful of the cost or it all adds up fast.

Here’s my tip! Rather than feeling overwhelmed searching all over the place for the best prices, just start at RetailMeNot and let it do the searching for you! Easy peasy.

Whether you prefer to shop online or in a store, you’ll find thousands of coupons, cash back offers and discount e-gift cards so you can save money at all your favorite stores and restaurants!

By going to RetailMeNot, I found deals for my stocking stuffers that I wouldn’t have known to look for, like an extra 30% off sale at Anthropologie, 40% off full price items at JCrew, Buy Two Get One Free Stocking Stuffers at Sur La Table, 20% off cookie sets at Williams-Sonoma…and so much more.

I always enjoy the process of picking out special gifts for loved ones, but especially when I can get a good deal, too. ;)

What's in our Christmas Stockings + $250 Giveaway
Every year there are several types of gifts our family knows they are likely to find in their stocking (or if the gifts are too big for the stocking, they are on the fireplace hearth!). We get something cozy, something quirky and something convenient!

While we use our three basic gift themes, I love to surprise my family with how clever I can get in personalizing everyone’s gifts. (I mean, Santa loves to surprise them, I just pass on the wish lists.)

What's in our Christmas Stockings + $250 Giveaway

Cozy socks, tassel mittens, alpaca mug, Star Wars cookie cutter set, monogram spoons, wine glass writers

The items above are some of the stocking gifts we found this week through RetailMeNot. Cozy, quirky or convenient, yes?

Oh! Shhh, don’t show my kids! 

It was easy to find deals on everything from gifts, decorations, electronics, clothing, beauty, and more. I used RetailMeNot by searching the site first by either the best deals by category, store or top offer. You can also search for holiday deals! There is also a handy app that can alert you to local deals.

You can even combine codes with cash back offers, claiming up to $30 cash back with just one click.

What's in our Christmas Stockings + $250 Giveaway

I love being able to focus on our traditions and everything that matters most to us this time of year, so being efficient and staying on budget really helps.

What's in our Christmas Stockings + $250 Giveaway


I’m excited to be able to offer one lucky winner a $250 Visa Gift Card! Woo hoo!

To enter the giveaway, click here to sign up for RetailMeNot, browse their website and then comment back on this post (below) with the deal you’re excited to use for holiday shopping this year! Also, don’t forget to download the RetailMeNot app to save on everything.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winner (Vicky!!) will be contacted.