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3 Tips for Home Ownership from a Poor Millennial

Thank you Lexington Law Firm for sponsoring this post. A high service partner and consumer advocate that will help you fight for the credit you deserve! Millennials are having to re-write life’s playbook. From crippling student debt to poor job prospects, we have quickly become a generation that meticulously plans out every move. And purchasing my first home has certainly been an exercise in smart planning. From shopping lenders, to the down-payment, to home maintenance, it was easy to see how you could get yourself into a bad credit situation (even with the best intentions). But with a few tips …

Breakfast Nook Upgrade with Rooms To Go

Breakfast Nook Upgrade with Rooms To Go

Special thanks to Rooms To Go for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own. When you become a parent, you get all kinds of unsolicited “warnings”. Say goodbye to sleep! Your kid will only eat chicken nuggets from now on! Potty training is harder than you think! But no one warns you that your living space will no longer be your own. From the moment we brought my daughter home from the hospital four years ago, she has been the head of our roost. It didn’t matter how much I resisted, toys infiltrated and slowly overtook my house like …

LG Dishwasher with QuadWash & TrueSteam

Ultimate Holiday Gift: LG Dishwasher with QuadWash & TrueSteam

Thank you LG for sponsoring this post. Before I had a family, I envisioned leisurely holidays sitting by the fire, drinking hot cocoa and reminiscing about the good times. Now that I have a family of my own, the reality is quite a different picture… 99% of my holidays are spent doing the dishes! By the time I have washed and dried the festive lunch plates, it’s time to whip out utensils for the night’s holiday dinner. The cycle never ends! That is until a hero recently waltzed into my life, like a very clean, well-behaved bull in a spotless …

Columbia Bedding Collection at Kohl's

Early Black Friday Steal: Columbia Bedding at Kohl’s

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s, but all opinions are entirely my own. The turkey has not even been taken out to thaw yet, but you are already in full holiday shopping mode. Same, friend, same. By this time of November, I am usually completely done with all my Christmas shopping. But I still have one person left on the list to buy for… the ever elusive husband species. He’s quiet, he’s discerning, and he insists that he does not need anything. Ugh! Why do they always do that?! Luckily for me, Black Friday has come early to Kohl’s and …

Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Fan - The Frosted Petticoat

Home & Design: Crystal Chandelier Fan

As a first-time homeowner, I have a lot of interior design dreams. Replace the carpet with hardwood floor! Gut the guest bathroom and reconfigure the layout! Enclose the patio with in a French greenhouse design! So many dreams, so little money. So instead, I am focusing on the smallest changes with the most impact. And one small change that can completely transform a room is the lighting. With the help of my lovely friends at Parrot Uncle, I am adding a bit of icing on top of my master bedroom cake with their gorgeous Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Fan. Like any …

Toddler to Big Kid Bedroom Transformation with Rooms To Go Kids

Toddler to Big Kid Bedroom Transformation with Rooms To Go Kids

Special thanks to Rooms To Go Kids for sponsoring this post! All opinions and styling are my own. Designing a room can be an exhilarating task. From palettes to fabric swatches to furniture placement, I find it to be an exciting and fun process. However, there is one exception. My daughter’s room! With every new design in her bedroom comes gut-wrenching bursts of reality… my baby girl is growing up! I cried the day we converted her crib to a toddler bed. I also shed a tear when her wooden rocking chair was repurposed as patio seating. And now that …

Home Essentials Emergency Escape Plan with First Alert

Home Essentials: Emergency Escape Plan with First Alert

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. Plan, practice, and repeat your escape plan with First Alert! Home ownership is no joke. From the down payment to the insurance to the actual maintenance, it can be a taxing and time-consuming process. I have been a homeowner a few years now and I am constantly surprised by my learning curve. Lawn care! Vent cleaning! Humidity assessment! Why don’t they teach these things in school?! Admittedly, my windows may be a bit grimy, but there is one home essential that I am not going to neglect… an emergency escape plan. And …

Little Colorado Toy Boxes

Home & Design: Little Colorado Wooden Toy Boxes

There’s nothing quite like a toddler to ruin interior decor. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore my child. But between crayons, toy sets, the endless party favors, and cookie crumbs, it’s like a pint-size tornado is tearing through the living room on the daily. My meticulously styled, serene retro-chic home has been taken over by a 3-year-old hoarder. That’s why Little Colorado and their gorgeously crafted toy boxes are today’s home design quick pick. Solid wood, sturdy construction, and a beautifully classic design, this Captain’s Chest wooden toy box is perfection. It is large enough to hold toys both …