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Colorful Corner Gallery Wall

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Rentals can be no fun. After owning my own home and taking on projects to make it my own, it is hard to live somewhere that I can’t make any major changes to. However, I do appreciate not having to pay for the random repairs that have come up since living in our rental. I have been able to keep my decorating sanity with a hammer and nails and of course some Command Strips too, because heaven knows, I am obsessed with those things.

Our bedroom felt like it needed something funky that would make it feel like our own space. Of course there is the option of a traditional gallery wall, but why go traditional, when there is a corner just begging to turn into something more?

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Finding Confidence in a Career and GIVEAWAY

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ANN INC.. All opinions are 100% mine.

Finding the right career can be quite the adventure. Althought the job you got when you first turned 16 probably isn’t the job you wanted when you grew up, that job helped develop your character in some way.

My first job was working at my grandpa’s butcher shop. Not exactly what I had in mind when I thought of what career I wanted as an adult! Although it wasn’t job I wanted for the rest of my life, I was able to learn a lot of very valuable things from that job, besides different cuts of meat. I learned what it meant to put in a full day of work. I learned what it meant to work together to get through a tough day. I learned how to interact with customers that were complete strangers. They were all characteristics that would stay with me for my lifetime.

Now that I am an adult, I can look back at that first job and really appreciate all of the growth that I got from starting there. I appreciate the hard work I saw my grandparents put in at their business every single day and knew that I wanted to be able to find something in my life that I was as passionate about as they were about their business. [Read more…]

Do More Knowing Your Child is Safe

Ever since writing my post about my daughter’s seizures, I have had a lot of reader questions and comments about what her seizures are like and what I do to make sure that she is safe. Honestly, it is hard. I can’t be everywhere all of the time. It is a tough transition to make, after having her be a sweet baby who just wants to stay by me to a crazy toddler who wants to be everywhere, all of the time.

Something that has changed since knowing about her seizures has been my sleeping habits. They are terrible. I am a naturally a night owl, but have been trying to wake up early to be able to get some work done before my daughter wakes up. The main problem has been that I haven’t been able to go to sleep as early I wished I could because I feel like I need to stay awake until my daughter has fallen asleep. The other problem with my sleeping habits is that I wake up several times a night and worry that she has hit her head or something and have to check on her at night. This makes for a very tired mom in the morning when it is time to wake up because I have gotten a very small amount of sleep.

Thank goodness for the Levana Keera Video Monitor! It has literally changed my life! I have had such a sense of relief knowing that I can watch my daughter on the monitor, instead of having to get up and make sure everything is alright.

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Stress-Free Holiday Tips

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The holiday season is upon us. As enjoyable as the holidays are, they can also bring a lot of unnecessary stress. I don’t know about you, but when I am stressed out, I freak out. I pretty much have a melt down when I finally get to the point that I feel so stressed that I might explode. Between holiday decor, gifts, parties, food, and winter driving conditions, I start feeling completely overwhelmed. I have learned over the years that it is important to be prepared before too much holiday craziness comes into my life. I am excited to share a few of my stress-free holiday tips.

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Meaningful Gifts

When you sit back and think about last Christmas, can you remember what you got? Can you remember what gifts you gave? I sure can’t! Not that I am saying that the gifts I gave and received weren’t great, but they didn’t have a lasting impact on my life. It kind of made me sad. Maybe I don’t remember because I was too busy trying to keep the wrapping paper garbage under control, or maybe I was distracted by social media, but I don’t remember much about last Christmas. I decided I wanted to make things different this year. I want to be able to have more sentimental value to this Christmas because this truly is a special time of year and it should be cherished.

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Fighting off a cold as a mom

I felt the magic of swiss herbs in Ricola Herb & Throat drops as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #swissherbs

Mom’s shouldn’t be allowed to get sick. It just seems unfair to get sick when you have so many things that need to get done in order to keep your family functioning properly. Unfortunately, you can’t take a day off as a mom to heal. That’s why it is so important to start fighting a cold when the symptoms first start making an appearance.

Fighting a cold as a mom on #swissherbs

Since I can’t take an entire day off to get myself feeling better, I make sure to keep a few things on hand so that I can start the healing process as soon as I start feeling the first symptoms. All of the items I keep on hand are things that are great for busy moms because they don’t require you completely stop your routine. [Read more…]

Christmas Free Printables

Hi Glam readers! We are twin sista’s Kelli & Kristi of Lolly Jane, an eclectic DIY blog, and we are thrilled to be here today! In case you are finishing some last minute Christmas decor (like we are, ha!) we’ve gotcha covered with 2 of our latest FREE printables.

White Christmas Printable 8x10

FREE Christmas Printable by LollyJane

Just print off and slap in an 8×10 frame to easily spruce up your wintery space! >>Download both files FREE<<

A big thanks to cute McKenzie for having us here today and a huge MERRY Christmas to you! For more free printables, Christmas decor, New Years decor or for home improvement projects and crafts, stop by the blog or catch up with us on Insta, Pinterest or FB. xoxo

A stylish way to help a family in need

Have you heard about the site, PS I Adore you? I posted a little bit about them last week, but in case you missed it, they are a deal a day website who donates part of their proceeds to a family with a child who has cancer. It is such a great site! I love shopping from them knowing that I am helping out different families in need of extra financial assistance right now. This month, the cancer cutie who will be receiving the PS I Adore You proceeds will be Faye!


Isn’t she adorable?! I just can’t even imagine the feeling her parents had when they found out their sweet little girl had cancer.

Thankfully, we can all help out this sweet family by shopping on PS I Adore You right now! I absolutely love this gorgeous cardigan that they just listed on their site today.

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Metallic Trees Snow Globe Apothecary Jars

Metallic Tree Snow Globe Apothecary Jars

 I can’t believe that it is finally the time of year that I can talk about my love of Christmas on here and not get my wrist slapped! I am so excited to bring you my first Christmas post of the season! I have several holiday projects coming your way and some pretty amazing holiday giveaways too! It is going to be a pretty epic holiday season, if I do say so myself! When it comes to my holiday decor, I like things to be unique, but relatively simple. There are already so many things that come with Christmas decor, I don’t like to overwhelm myself too much by having really busy decorations everywhere too. That’s why I loved the concept of these snow globe apothecary jars. Forgive me, the pictures aren’t my best, but if you could see them in person, you would flip out over how gorgeous they really are!

Like I said, I like things to be pretty simple, that’s why this project can be done in pretty much no time. Here’s what you need… [Read more…]

Practical, Colorful Outfit for Fall

I have a love/hate relationship with outfit posts. I thoroughly enjoy putting outfits together. I feel like I could be a stylist in another life, but only for people with the EXACT same style as me. There are some things that actual stylists put together that I don’t really understand, but somehow people seem to think they work together, go figure! For myself, I love finding new ways to wear items in my closet. It is like a game! It is fun to get all dolled up and go to a photoshoot to take pictures of outfits that I have worn so I can hopefully inspire some of you to put together new outfits for yourself.

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Then, there is the flip side… [Read more…]

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