Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Summer Fun Birthday Gift Idea...{Sponsored by HomeGoods}

 
Today I am sharing a fun birthday gift idea that is great to give to that hard to buy for person!  Whether it is your best friend, a co-worker, a neighbor, your sister, mom or mother-in-law...we all have those "hard to buy for" ladies in our lives!
 
I headed to Home Goods and found all the items I needed.  I picked up an adorable, glass drink dispenser, a set of 4 plastic tumblers, a set of 2 "cocktail" themed hand towels and some festive cocktail napkins all for under $40!

  
 
 
I love the vintage inspired details on the drink dispenser and cups!  The towels are perfect for summer and great to have at a drink station while entertaining!
 
 
 
After I gathered all my items, I simply placed the items inside the drink dispenser...so easy and looks so cute!

 
 I finished it off with an oversized bow and it was all ready to go!

 
 
Not only is this a great gift for a birthday but it would also work great for a house warming party, hostess gift or wedding shower!   Wouldn't this be a fun item to receive?
  
Thank you, Home Goods, for sponsoring this post!


Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Finds: Fashion Under $50


Happy Friday!  I am headed to Nordstrom to shop their amazing half yearly sale!  If you don't have one close to you, hop online!  Today I am sharing some of my favorite items that are on sale for under $50!  So much good stuff! Everything shown (plus more) is linked below!  Have a great weekend!




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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What's New Wednesday: {Our Front Porch}

Wednesday snuck up on me...the weeks seem to fly by the closer to summer we get!
 
Today I am sharing our front porch.  I am doing a little celebratory dance at the fact that my plants are still alive!  That is something "new" to me!
 
I kept it simple this year and planted an Asparagus Fern alongside some Rosemary in a cute, little galvanized bucket from Home Goods! It has rusted a little from the weather but I love the way it looks...the patina adds character!
 
I bought the iron plant stand several years ago at a flea market and every year I just buy a new fern to go in it.  Super easy and looks great!  They do well in partial shade and they grow fast!  I usually pay around $10 and they last well into the winter. I think the plants add so much character to the porch.
 
 


Our little bistro set is from Ikea...it reminded me of a set you would see at a French cafe.  You can see the patina on my Home Goods planter here....
 


A personalized doormat and faux boxwood wreath complete the look and create a welcoming front porch!


What is your "go to" plant for spring/summer?  I am always looking for new plants to try out! 
 
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