Thursday, July 26, 2018

DIY: Faux Shiplap + a Video!

DIY Faux Shiplap!  Get the shiplap look without the cost or commitment with this removable peel & stick wallpaper!    Midwestern Mama

Hey friends!  I have been talking about changing out my blue accent wall for a while now, and I finally did it!  If you have been following me for more than 5 minutes, you know I love anything blue.  Our entire house is grey (Sherwin Williams Mindful Grey to be exact), so when we moved in, I wanted a little bit of color and decided to paint this wall and our 1/2 bathroom a bright blue.  I loved it so much, but it was pretty dark, especially in a house that is already dark.  After we had the beams removed on our ceiling, the blue paint got a little bit messed up towards the ceiling, so this motivated me to proceed with something new and different.
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale PART 2

I'm baaaaaack!  With more fun stuff from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  I think my eyeballs may pop out of my head because I have been staring at my computer for so long!  But, it's worth it if I can help you guys navigate the sale and find what you have been wanting, needing...and maybe a few things you didn't know you needed (wink wink).

No really, in all seriousness, I do want to tell those of you who don't have a Nordstrom card, and aren't shopping the early access sale...that I don't want you to get a case of FOMO (fear of missing out).  Yes, things do sell out quickly.  And yes, if there is something you want and you wait until the public access on July 20, there is a good chance it won't be available.  BUT, there are always other sales and things often come back in stock eventually.  You may have to wait a while to get what you want at the price you want to pay, but I don't want anyone to feel like they HAVE to get a Nordstrom card and HAVE to shop this sale.

Bloggers make a big deal about this sale because it's rare that a retailer discounts NEW merchandise.  But, again, there will always be another sale, another cardigan, another bootie.  So, no FOMO, m'kay?

Now, moving on to the rest of the sale stuff I promised you.  If you missed Part 1 of the sale picks, you can go read that, and if you have questions about the sale, you may find the answers in this post.

Also, just a reminder that Nordstrom has free shipping BOTH WAYS!  So, if you are debating on something, I would go ahead and order it, see it in person, and then if you don't like it, you can send it back at no charge to you!


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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks PART 1

It's here!  Incase you've been hiding under a rock, let me inform you that Nordstrom is having thier Anniversary Sale, and currently the sale is only open to Nordstrom cardholders.  You can read more about that in my previous post.

Sizes are already going fast, but I wanted to round up some of my faves in certain categories.  With SOOOOO many items for sale, it can be extremely overwhelming.  But, I have scoured through the pages and I am linking things I either ordered, wanted to order, or wish I had somewhere to wear!  I hope these are helpful to you and as soon as I receive my order, I will definitely share what worked and what I love!

Use the arrows on the left and right of the widget to scroll through each category.  I tried to add comments on most of the items, sharing why I chose them for my favorites list!  First up:


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Patio Reveal

We have had quite the transformation in our back patio area this year!  Shortly after we moved into this house, we noticed that the basement flooded frequently during heavy rains.  We had a few different specialists come out and offer their opinions and basically, our backyard sloped down towards our house, which meant all of the rain would pool at the foundation and cause our basement to retain a lot of water.  This was an issue we were going to have to address sooner rather than later.  

Swimming Pool Patio Makeover / Black and White Patio Decor

The amount of excavation work we would have needed was not something we were excited to spend money on. I shared in a previous post, we decided to install a swimming pool and kill two birds with one stone!  After all, a pool and a patio makeover is a much more fun way to spend your dollars than on plain ole dirt work!  
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Friday, July 6, 2018

Perfect White Dresses for Summer

I don't wear dresses often.  I'm much more of a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal, as I am sure you have gathered by now, but sometimes it's fun to change things up a bit and go girlie for the day!  I love a crisp, white dress in the summer.  They are so versatile because you can wear it alone, or throw on a jean jacket, add a cardigan, wrap something around your waist, or layer it over another shirt.  And, they look great against a sun-kissed glow!  This particular dress was calling my name, and it's the perfect, breezy, white summer dress.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: What's the Hype?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog dropped last week, and style bloggers everywhere went cray, flipping through the pages, scouring for the latest trends and deals.  Why?  Because this is the biggest sale that Nordstrom has on PRE-season items.  Usually, sales happen at the end of the season on items that need to be cleared off the shelves in order to make room for new stuff coming in.  But, this sale is unique and highly anticipated because you can score some really great fall/winter goodies at up to 40% off!  So, here's the scoop:

Nordstrom grants early access to it's cardmembers.  If you want to get in on the action before things sell out, you will need a Nordstrom credit card to do so.  Sometimes they restock certain things before opening the sale to the public, but a lot of times things sell out during the early access sale and those who wait just miss out.  If you want to guarantee yourself the best selection, you can sign up for a card HERE.  Early access starts July 12.

The sale opens to the public on July 20.  I know from experience that waiting can be really frustrating.  I did it a few years in a row because I didn't want another credit card, but I finally bit the bullet because you really do get a much better selection during early access.

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