December 22, 2017

How To Decorate On a Slim Budget

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How To Decorate On a Slim Budget

What do you get when you have a desk, table, sofa table, two recliners, and two couches in one room? I should mention none of them match in either style or color. You get a place that is not only crowded but not functional. I have been playing with my furniture options trying to make them work but the truth is after 19 years I need a new living room. I love to shop. I could do it all day, but I have been shopping for a couch for six weeks now, and I have found nothing I like. I just can’t seem to visualize what I want. That is why a service like CORT’s furniture rental is so valuable. You can rent a look for a long time or a short time before buying.

Easy fall to winter decorating tips

You can easily transition your home from fall to winter on the cheap by trying the following ideas:

1) Search your house and make a list of furniture you already have and what you can actually relocate. ( You can see I swapped chairs)

2) Gather your favorite knick-knacks from each room and put them in a laundry basket. I love candles and flowers.

3) Take your decorations from Fall and think about how you can use them this winter. (Pumpkin snowman, fake fall leaves painted gold and used on your holiday table, pine cones painted gold or silver made into Christmas trees, painting acorns gold and silver for your tree, and my favorite spray painting fake flowers for a new season.

Painting decors for fall to winter decorating Gold decors for winter decorating Easy fall to winter decor ideas.

4) Layer colors and patterns to change the feel of your room. ( I take area rugs from one room and put them in another. You can see how adding a rug makes your new space warmer.)

Tips on how to decorate your home on a slim budget

5) How about changing the pictures on a feature wall in your living room. I swap out pictures all the time. I even make new ones by buying photos at thrift shops and painting over them. Do not forget you can paint the frames to change the feel. I repainted silver frames to a warmer gold.

6) Repaint or do something even easier as I did. Just buy stick-on wallpaper, and in a couple of minutes, you have a whole new look. Yes, those gold dots are stickers, and they come off easily. They were under 12 dollars.

7) Buy new pillows or make your own pillow cases to recover what you have. I have even taken out my glue gun and turned something okay into something incredible. I used my pillows from my bed to update for winter.

8) Pick one color and add items in that color into your room. You can buy spray paint and paint decorative plates to hang on the wall or use to hold candles on a table. You can paint your coffee table or your side tables.

9) Move the furniture around. I found that taking out some of my furniture made my space feel more comfortable.

10) Rent the expensive pieces from CORT. That frees up your budget for all the living you can do instead of decorating your living room.

For more tips on how you can change your decors this season, visit CORT’s How to Winterize Your Home with Seasonal Decor tips. 

Decorate your room by renting furniture from CORT You can see how I winterized my room for under $50 in one hour. I love to change things around for each season. I believe that anyone can take their house from fall to fall in love with winter with a little imagination and help from your friends at CORT Furniture Rental.

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Christmas Drink Recipe: Grinch Punch

Christmas Drink Recipe: Grinch Punch

Grinch Punch

Christmas is almost here ya’ll! This year we are throwing a Christmas party for our family and friends and I wanted to make a fun drink to serve at the party. I asked my daughter what we should serve and she said she wanted something “green because that is the best Christmas color” Ha! So I thought what would be more fun than a Grinch Punch!? How the Grinch Stole Christmas is my daughters favorite Christmas movie so we had fun making this easy Christmas Drink Recipe that I’m sure our friends and family will love. Would you like to see how easy it is to make? Continue reading

Manuka Honey from New Zealand

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Just mix manuka honey, soy sauce, white wine vinegar, chili flakes , flaky sea salt and some flour.
Then pour or baste it on chicken.
That’s it!
Easy and so delicious!

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Give the Gift of Health this Holiday Season

Holiday season is here and we need to make sure our whole family’s health is in tip top shape. It’s important to make sure to have a healthy diet and we give our body a boost of vitamins. Superior Source is my choice of vitamins for my family. If you’re still looking for last minute gifts for your loved ones then I highly recommend you check out Superior Source Vitamins. These vitamins are great gifts that you can give your loved ones, you can get FREE products below! They have a wide variety of vitamins for adults and even for kids. The Microlingual® tablets from Superior Source are perfect for kids because they dissolve fast.

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This holiday season is a great reminder for us to focus our attention on family time to spend time together doing healthy and active pursuits. Let’s all eat better, exercise more and make the health of our family a priority every day!

Start giving some time for yourself. Being healthy is a combination of getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, exercising daily (here’s a printable daily fitness goal), relaxing and taking some vitamins and supplements to boost your body’s defenses.

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Superior Source Vitamins has many great vitamins to choose from for supplementation! Being healthy inside is just as important as outside, and a great way to get the inside of our bodies healthy is to give it good vitamins to promote energy, heart health, bone health, etc.

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December 16, 2017

Funny Elf on the Shelf Calendar of ideas

Funny Elf on the Shelf ideas

Free printable elf on the shelf calendar of ideas

Every year, my family and I have a full month of Funny Elf on the Shelf  ideas and I wanted to share my Elf on the Shelf Calendar of ideas with you guys! With my Funny Elf on the Shelf ideas: Calendar of Ideas you can plan out your month easily, and never run out of fun ideas for your elf to do! These ideas are easy to do, and your kids are sure to love them!Continue reading

My Hair Color Horror Story (and how Madison Reed fixed it)

Madison Reed Hair Color Review

Do you want to know Best Hair Color For Gray Hair Cover? I bet you do are you tired of trying everything and only ending up horrified. I went on a mission to get hair color I could be proud of and do myself because I do not have $100 every four weeks nor do I have three hours to spend on my hair. I am sure you can relate. It is an act of epic proportion to get anything done.

I have found five things to be true with home hair color kits.
1) The color isn’t what I want
2) They do not last long
3) They ruin the texture of my hair.
4) They smell
5) They make a huge mess

Get the best hair color to touch up your gray hair. Check out my Madison Reed hair color review

I am going to tell you how Madison Reed handled my previous issues. I did what everyone else does. I went to their site. I ordered the hair color they suggested. I then ordered everything I could find related to the hair color that I would need to make sure my color lasted. That my hair looked great once I was done. I am a firm believer in having the whole system. I bought the two stylers the shampoo that deposits the color back on your hair and the pretreatment since we all know I have been trying every color on the market and my gray hairs came back. I also couldn’t find a color that made me happy.

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