Friday, May 19, 2017

Shed Organization Project

We do not like to not have anything to do in our house. Hubby and I always are coming up with new DIY projects. We are currently trying to look for projects that also are on the saving end of the budget. (We had to do this project because we bought new patio furniture, hence the saving comment). So bring on the great shed re-organization.

When we bought our house last year, we had almost no outdoor furniture or items as we did not have a place to store then or yard to use them in beforehand. So we have acquired and build a lot in the 12 months since then, see posts here and here. And the shed that we just keep putting stuff into now looked like this

It was a bit more then this overly organized Mom could take. So the first step was to move the extra fence pieces on to the back wall and actually move some of the back shelf. This gave us a lot more room for the kids toys. This is only part of the way into the project and look how much nicer!

After a quick trip the Christmas Tree Shop, we got some additional boxes for storage and the project was complete! 

I put the sand toys in a laundry basket, then the chalk and balls in plastic bins. We put all the patio cushions in these amazing bags from the Container Store. You can see them in the picture and they are the best and so easy to carry all the cushions in. I just love them. 

We hung all the yard tools on the side wall
and put the big stuff up against the back
This gave us a TON of free space in the front of the shed. I am so excited that we did this whole project for under $50! What has been your favorite easy project?

Friday, May 5, 2017

Leo Mazzotti Bracelets

First of all I think that Instagram is a great way to learn about new companies and products and find some really fun stuff. That leads me to this post, I was contacted by Leo Mazzotti, an Italian jewelry company, to try some of their products. They have three collections of different themed bracelets and I am in love with the Italian Dolce Vita collection. I actually ordered two bracelets because I could not decide on one!

They make all the bracelets to order so do not be surprised if it takes a little time to get to you, but when they arrive you will not be disappointed. They arrive in a beautiful box and just look so pretty.

I could not wait to try my new bracelets and they look so great no matter what I am wearing. Here is my favorite the Venezia

I also order the Milano as that is the area in Italy that my family is from

The bracelets are so easy to wear and can go with anything. You can dress then up or down and the price is so affordable. If you want to try a  Leo Mazzotti bracelet, use my code (JacquiR5) to save 10% and let me know what you think. 

**No compensation was received for this post, I was sent 1 bracelet to try and bought another one myself. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Spring Holiday Decor

I love decorating for any holiday (and all holidays, just ask my Hubby). But I am also picky about my decorations and I like them to look a certain way. So I was loving all the wooden signs for the holidays and loved the idea of reversible ones, this was my inspiration

* I would link to this item but it is gone from Etsy.

I had hubby cut me some blocks from wood in the garage (luckily he saves all his extra wood). Then the girls and I went to AC Moore with a gift card for craft paper. Lucky for us it was on clearance and we scored 2 huge books!

Then a little Mod Podge on the paper/wood and let it dry.

They I made letter stencils (printed out a font I liked in the right size and cut them out) and made the letters with permanent markers.

Decor done!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Packs

First of all, you have to understand that I LOVE Seventh Generation products, so any time they ask me to try one I do a little happy dance. Most recently they asked me to try the Automatic Dishwasher Packs.

 The first thing I noticed when I open the pack is that they are not all plastic feeling like other dishwasher packs. These feel very natural, which makes me feel better about them going in with the items with eat with. From the Seventh Generation site:

Dishwasher Packs remove even dried, stuck-on food
Dishwasher Tabs for convenient, no-guess, no-waste single-pack dosing
Dish Packs contain no chlorine, phosphates or synthetic fragrances
Enzyme-rich, biodegradable dishwashing formula
Dish Packs in resealable pouch

I will be for sure buying these in the future!

*** I received a package of the Dishwasher packs for Free, but all opinions are my own.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Happy Galentine's Day

So I am a little early, but I LOVE this concept of Galentine's Day. Galentine's Day is February 13th and is a day to celebrate our BFF's and all those ladies that make life easier for us. The ladies and I will not be celebrating on the 13th, we have something planned for later in the month already, but I wanted to share so easy "DIY" Galentine's Day ideas with you all.

Fun Cocktails are a must for a Girls Night. Here are a few of my favorites:

White Wine Sangeria

Red Wine Sangeria
Can you see the theme here?

Also I love a good at home mani/pedi with my girls. Honestly I cannot say enough about Sally Hansen Miracle Gel for the best at home (easy on the nails) gel mani.

This is not a paid response, I just seriously love this polish it totally last for a while and my nails are so much healthier from it. And with 80 colors to choose from there is no time to get bored! I think the best way to celebrate with my girls is a fun low key night.

What is your Galentine's Day ideas/plans?

My ideas for this post were inspired by Eventbrite, you can use them for all your party planning needs