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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

A Few of My Favorite Amazon Finds

Trays, Lights, Frames and More

Any Amazon shoppers out there?  I think I know for sure that there are a few that enjoy the thrill of finding just the right thing and with a click or two it ends up delivered to your door in just a couple of days.

For those of you who shop Amazon I thought I would show you a few of my favorite Amazon finds.  Maybe you'll see something and decide you need one of these too.  For those who don't shop with Amazon maybe you'll decide that you need to start.


Its hard to decide what my favorite Amazon find has been but this large beautiful rustic metal tray ranks right up there at the top.  I don't remember where I first saw it but I was instantly drawn to it and knew that I had to find it.  After a little searching I found it on Amazon and with a couple of clicks and a few days wait it showed up on my step...kudos to the UPS drivers who work so hard to get our treasures to us so quickly.


For the wine lover out there I have to tell you about Purple Toad wine.  It's made here in the great state of Kentucky and boy is it good!  My favorite Purple Toad Wine so far is the Black and Bruised.  It's sweet, probably to sweet for most wine lovers but for me it is perfect.  A word of caution though, it's like drinking kool-aid so be careful, you'll drink the whole bottle before you know it.

And as an added plus for the wine...those bottles are the prettiest blue you have ever seen.  Once the bottle was empty I just couldn't bring myself to throw it away.  I peeled the labels off and held on to it (them eventually).  Side note..not all of their wines are bottled in the vibrant blue color in case you decide to try something other than the Black and Bruised.
Distressed Black Tray



Once I had a little collection of them (I even had friends bringing me their empties) I decided I wanted to use them as a lighted display on a bar cart/tray.  I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the others I have.  By the way...how cool are my vintage glasses...I scored the whole set for cheap at an auction!  

After a little amazon searching I found this box of 10 cork lights and they came with extra batteries.  They were a good deal coming in at just a little over a dollar per strand.



Another of my favorite Amazon finds is this simple black picture frame.  If you have priced frames lately you know they are not cheap and of course the larger the frame the more expensive it is.  

Craig Frames



Joanna Gaines featured this family tree in one of her magazines and I fell in love with it.  I did a little research on Ancestry.com and got all of my names together then placed my order through TheMakeshiftGallery on Etsy.  



This frame is matted and has a thin acrylic facing instead of glass which makes it more lightweight for hanging.  These are actually hung using Command Strips...aren't those one of the greatest inventions ever!

Command Picture Hanging Strips





This frame I own because I grossly mis-measured when I ordered it.  I obviously wasn't thinking clearly...can I blame it on the wine? In all honesty I had the family tree print for awhile and thought it was 20x20 but guess what...it wasn't.  Rather than send it back I decided to keep it and use it to hold a family photo, which by the time I got it ordered and hung up was already out of date.  Our sweet, handsome little grandson has been born since this picture was taken so we will soon need to update the frame with a new photo.   

ArtToFrames Double Mat Frame


I ordered our picture from MPix and was very pleased with the quality of their prints.  Where do you order your prints from?


The frame is lightweight, the facing is acrylic so there's no glass to have to worry about getting broken and the textured matting adds just the right touch. 

The frames come in different sizes so be sure to check them out and see if you find one that fits your needs.  Also be sure to check out TheMakeshiftGallery on Etsy and shop small when you can.  

Happy Wednesday friends!  I hope your day is filled with blessings and happiness!

~Jennifer~







Saturday, January 18, 2020

One Step Closer

This was the inspiration behind the wallpaper choice...

Laundry Room Makeover | Nesting with Grace | Explore this before and after mudroom with modern removable wallpaper, painted laminate floors, and gold hardware for a stylish new space! #laundryroom #makeover #mudroom 

  Unfortunately my paper is here and the nail holes have been spackled but I haven't been able to work on the room re-do.  My back decided it didn't like me anymore so I've been bound to the couch and bed the past few days.  Hopefully after a little rest and some meds. to help me I will be ready to roll (or should I say unroll) in a day or two.



I do love this paper and can't wait to see it all come together.  

Next decision...lighting.  Hope you will give me you input when I get my choices finalized.



Friday, January 17, 2020

They Had Me At Hello...

Forget a single rug gracing your front porch entryway...look how much fun you can have with layering them. 

Some people don’t like to search and shop so I did that for you.   You can sit and shop in your PJ’s while sipping your morning coffee.   If you see something you like you can shop it from the links provided below the pictures.  


Target had me at “Hello” when I saw this door mat on the shelf.  It’s priced right at under $13 but today it’s priced even better than that. It’s on sale for $9.09 but the sale ends today. Don’t worry they deliver so if you don’t live close or just don’t want to get out and go you can still get it.  Either way it’s a bargain for such a fun colorful rug.  I mean seriously...who wouldn’t want to wipe their feet on that pretty little thing. 

I wanted to do the layering thing but I wanted to do something a little different from other things I had seen.  I figured anything that bright and cheery needed a little something sassy to go under it and I knew leopard print was just what it needed. 





After a little internet searching I found one at a price I was ok with, this one was just a little over $25. For those who know me you know that anything left on my porch is apt to be destroyed by our sweet stray dog that found us several years ago.  For those who don’t know me let me just say he has destroyed cushions, plants, rugs (and yes I’m probably just adding another one for him to add to the list), packages left at the door and on and on...and to think we let him stay even after all of that.
The link is listed under the picture below. 

Leopard Rug from Rugs USA
As I was looking for the leopard print rug I came across this bright yellow one and it was priced so well that I couldn’t pass it up.   It’s on sale for $12.10 and it’s a hand hooked rug.  It is beautiful and it’s available in orange too. If you are looking for something bright and cheery you will love it. 
The link is listed under the picture below. 

Yellow Rug from Rugs USA

 Cursive Hello Rug From Target
Cursive Hello Rug From Target

If you are looking for the buffalo plaid rugs that are all the rage now here are some inexpensive ones from Amazon. The links to shop for them are included below the picture.  They are all under $20 and the black and white one is under $10...you can’t beat a deal like that!

Red Buffalo Plaid Rug
 This one has several different color combinations to choose from
Black Buffalo Plaid Rug 


Blue Buffalo Plaid Rug 


And of course you need a coco/coir mat to complete the layered look. If the teal hello mat isn’t for you here’s some options available from Amazon that can be delivered to your front door. 


Hello Mat

Home Sweet Home Mat

Hello Sunshine


If you see something you like let me know or if you have something you’re looking for let me know and I’ll see if I can help you find it. 


Wishing you a happy Friday!

~Jennifer ~

Monday, January 13, 2020

Bedroom Makeover and I Need Your Help


Help Me Choose a bed...please

So...My little boy (now 26) got married and left home almost three years ago.  In those three years I've been working on redoing his bedroom and let me assure you this is the most progress I have made in the process of changing it from his room to a guest room.  I started it once before and just couldn't decide what I wanted to do in there.



The navy and gray walls will soon be covered in a soft pink color (if I don't change my mind) and a fun geometric wall paper.  The wall paper pattern is a step out of the box for me but sometimes you need to branch out and try something different.  It's peel and stick so if for some reason I decide its not for me I can take it down easily...but I'm pretty sure I'm going to love it!


Paint color Romance by Sherwin Williams.


This is the wallpaper I chose to cover one wall as a focus wall.  You can get it here from Amazon or check out the other options they have available.
Tempaper Wallpaper

Now that I have my paint and wallpaper picked out I need your help with picking a bed.  Below are a few options that I found on Amazon as choices but I'm on the fence about which one is my favorite.  I have provided the links to them in case you see one you like for yourself or if you just want to know more about them so you can help me decide.
Bronze Gold pipe bed
Novogratz Gold bed
Zinus Ibidun Upholstered Button Tufted Platform Bed
Ashley Nashburg Black bed
Tribecca Home Giselle Antique Dark Bronze

Tell me what your favorite is and hopefully by the time the room is painted I will have a bed waiting to be set up in it.  

I guess the next decision will be what new light fixture do I install because that outer space looking thing is definitely coming out!  I'm sure I will be needing help deciding that as well so if you have ideas be ready to let me know what they are.


~Jennifer~