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Our DIY Shiplap Mantel With New Phi Villa Electric Fireplace

Our DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

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Thanks Phi Villa for sponsoring this DIY project!

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Hello Love! Wintertime is here and we’re getting our home prepared for the frigid temps that will be upon us soon. We have a fireplace in our living room that helps make it all warm & cozy this time of year. It’s to great to turn on the TV, grab a cozy blanket and snuggle up in front of a fire.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Our master bedroom is located in the back corner of our home, furthest away from our heat pump, which means, it’s often a lot colder than the rest of the house. For years we talked about adding another gas fireplace to our bedroom but knew it was going to cost us chunk of change and take up a lot of room in our bedroom.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Then, my friend dear friend Bonnie from Phi Villa reached out about working with us on another collaboration.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

You may remember that we worked with Phi Villa a few months ago ON THIS PROJECT and we had a blast working with them on that collaboration. This time, they wanted us to help promote their new electric fireplaces.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

We picked out the 50″ insert and started planning the mantel.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

After a few trips to Home Depot to get lumber, shiplap, and paint, Jas got to work.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

After about a day and a half of labor, it was complete! Doesn’t it look terrific?! Jas did such a great job building the surround and the electric fireplace is everything we wanted.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

This electric fireplace insert comes with a ton of different features. The flames change colors and sizes, there’s LED backlighting, and it’s all remote controlled. The fireplace can be inserted into a wall, mounted, or can be free-standing on a platform.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Be sure to use my code SHAW15 for 15% OFF For All Products!

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Cozy By Candlelight Christmas Dining Tablescape with Coton Colors

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A special thanks to Coton Colors for sponsoring today’s blog post!

Cozy By Candlelight Christmas Dining Tablescape with Coton Colors by Shaw Avenue
Hello Love!
Welcome to our cozy by candlelight dining room.
Cozy By Candlelight Christmas Dining Tablescape with Coton Colors by Shaw Avenue
My Christmas theme this year is Cozy by Candlelight and I extended it into the dining area this year.
Cozy By Candlelight Christmas Dining Tablescape with Coton Colors by Shaw Avenue
I worked, once more, with my dear friends at Coton Colors to show you some of their fabulous Christmas table ware for this Holiday Season. You may remember that they helped me create this adorable setting last year and when I decided to move those pieces to my china cabinet, they gifted me these beautiful pieces this year.
Cozy By Candlelight Christmas Dining Tablescape with Coton Colors by Shaw Avenue
I stuck with the same buffalo plaid dishes that I had before but decided to accent them with the Christmas Stocking design, as it matched my table runner, chargers and cloth napkins that I’d been using for years. I grabbed some brass candlestick holders and white tapers to bring in the cozy candlelight for our December dinners.
Cozy By Candlelight Christmas Dining Tablescape with Coton Colors by Shaw Avenue
You can grab all these pieces here:

 

Christmas China Cabinet Decorating with Coton Colors

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Christmas China Cabinet Decorating with Coton Colors by Shaw Avenue
Hello Love!
Last year I got the cutest Christmas Holiday dishes from my dear friends at Coton Colors.
Christmas China Cabinet Decorating with Coton Colors by Shaw Avenue
My china cabinet is not something I decorate every season but I knew this Christmas season I wanted to decorate it with these adorable buffalo plaid and Christmas village tableware.
Christmas China Cabinet Decorating with Coton Colors by Shaw Avenue
It seriously couldn’t have turned out any more perfect with the addition of the fake snow and mini trees.
Christmas China Cabinet Decorating with Coton Colors by Shaw Avenue
Grab all these pieces here:

Vintage Christmas Village Platter

Vintage Christmas Village Salad Plate

Buffalo Ruffle Dinner Plate

Buffalo Mug

Christmas China Cabinet Decorating with Coton Colors by Shaw Avenue

Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White

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Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue

Hello Love!

Welcome to my farmhouse living room, decorated for Christmas!
Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue
This year, I stuck with the same red and white scheme that I used last year but made a few tweaks to the tree and mantel.
Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue
I bought new berries from Hobby Lobby to add to my tree and brought out some old garland with holly and berries to match.
Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue
The newest addition to my living room decor is both the basket stockings from Dresden & Company and my basket tree skirt from Longaberger.
Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue
The tree skirt is sold HERE and the basket stockings HERE. You can also buy the metal tags HERE. I stuck them on with glue dots and wore my kiddos names with a chalk marker, both from Hobby Lobby.
Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue
Hope you enjoyed this mini tour of our living room!
Merry Christmas!

How To Make Pumpkin Spice Thieves Household Cleaner

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Pumpkin Spice Young Living Thieves Cleaner
Hello Love!

Wanna give your Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner a little autumn boost?!  Simply add in 10 drops of Orange, 5 drops of Cinnamon Bark, 2 drops of Clove, 2 drop of Nutmeg, and 2 drops of Ginger into your mixture and enjoy that fun spicy smell while you clean all the things!

Want to see how I made it? Check out THIS VIDEO!

Favorite Amazon Flannel Shacket / Jacket / Oversized Shirt

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Favorite Amazon Flannel Shacket / Jacket / Oversized Shirt
You probably know by now that flannel shackets, or shirt/jackets, are the hot trend for this fall.

Favorite Amazon Flannel Shacket / Jacket / Oversized Shirt
I grabbed a few off Amazon a few weeks ago and I couldn’t be more in love.

Favorite Amazon Flannel Shacket / Jacket / Oversized Shirt
I bought both the solid red and pink flannels that you see above and I love them so much.
They’re light-weight corduroy material and perfect for layering.

Favorite Amazon Flannel Shacket / Jacket / Oversized Shirt
I also grabbed the pink plaid shacket that you see below and it’s a heavy flannel material, definitely more jacket than shirt.

Favorite Amazon Flannel Shacket / Jacket / Oversized Shirt
Click on the widget below to shop any of these cute tops!

Our Rattan Patio Furniture From Phi Villa

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Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa



 

Thanks to Phi Villa for sponsoring this post!

Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa

Does this patio set make me look like a grown up? 😂

Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa

After we covered our back porch this spring, I couldn’t wait to find the perfect furniture to glam up the space.

Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa
I wanted something totally unique that I knew I wouldn’t find anywhere else.
Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa

In stepped Phi Villa.
After being on their site for less than two minutes I found this sweet rattan set and knew it was the one!

Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa
I’d never seen anything like it before and I had to have it!
Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa
Isn’t it perfect?!
Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa

Who’s ready to come over and have a cup of coffee with me?

Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa

A HUGE THANK YOU to Phi Villa for working with me on this project!

Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa

 

Our Thick & Hearty Firehouse Chili Recipe

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 Our Thick & Hearty Firehouse Chili Recipe

Our Thick & Hearty Firehouse Chili Recipe

Here’s the recipe for our thick & hearty firehouse chili!

You’ll need:

3 large cans of Bush’s chili pinto beans

1 can Bush’s chili kidney beans

1 can Bush’s chili black beans

2 packets of chili seasoning

1 green pepper 

1/2 an onion

1 package of hamburger meat. 

 

Cook low and slow for 6+ hours!

 

A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

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Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party
Thanks Happy Everything!™ by Laura Johnson for sponsoring this post!
A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

It’s really hard to believe we’re here already…40 years of age. Even though I still have a few more months before I hit the big 4-0, it’s still hard to believe that it’s just around the corner.

A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party
My husband isn’t a huge fan of parties but I knew that we needed to make this one a little special.
A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party
When I met my guy in high school, he always wore Hawaiian shirts…and they we’re really cool back then either. 😉 But he wore them because he LOVED Jimmy Buffett.
A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party
JB has an awesome song called “A Pirate Looks At 40” and I knew it would be the perfect theme.
A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party
I jumped on Amazon and ordered some party supplies, pressed off his old Hawaiian shirts, and brought out all my older Happy Everything! plates and serve ware, along with a few new pieces and it all turned out beautifully.
A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party
His cake was the cutest cake I’ve ever seen. We ordered an almond flavored cake (his favorite) from our favorite local cake maker and she did a fantastic job making it Hawaiian style. Isn’t it the cutest?!

A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

Thanks to everyone who came over and celebrated his big day with up and a special shoutout to Happy Everything!™ by Laura Johnson for sending us these special pieces to decorate with!
 
You can grab all these pieces and more HERE: 
Wooden Big Happy Everything! Serving Board: https://happy-everything.com/products/wooden-big-happy-everything-serving-board
White Stripe Big Happy Everything! Bowl: https://happy-everything.com/products/white-stripe-big-happy-everything-bowl 
Summer Car Big Attachment: https://happy-everything.com/products/summer-car-big-attachment
Pirate Flag Big Attachment: https://happy-everything.com/products/pirate-flag-big-attachment
Salted Margarita Big Attachment: https://happy-everything.com/products/salted-margarita-big-attachment
Black Stripe Happy Everything! Cake Stand: https://happy-everything.com/products/happy-everything-black-stripe-cake-stand
Gold Knob Large Glass Dome: https://happy-everything.com/products/gold-knob-large-glass-dome
White Stripe Happy Everything! Cake Server: https://happy-everything.com/products/happy-everything-white-stripe-cake-server

Happy Everything! Serving Board with Cute Attachments

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Hello Love!

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been a Coton Colors/Happy Everything! lover FOREVER.

Happy Everything! Serving Board with Cute Attachments

If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, they have an array of bases, both large and mini, and you can buy seasonal attachments to velcro on for every occasion. Not only are they great for decorating but I use mine almost daily to serve our food on.

Happy Everything! Serving Board with Cute Attachments

They offer everything from plates, to vases, cookie jars, and now their newest ones, wooden serving boards.

Happy Everything! Serving Board with Cute Attachments

I partnered up with Happy Everything! to show you some of their newest designs and a couple ideas on how to make these fun treat boards to match!

Happy Everything! Serving Board with Cute Attachments

They have everyday attachments that you can use year-round and fun seasonal ones that you can change every month!

Happy Everything! Serving Board with Cute Attachments

You can check out the entire collection HERE on their website and grab your favorite base and attachment to get started! Which of these boards do you like the best? The movie time was the most fun to put together but that bee & honey board is my favorite!

Happy Everything! Serving Board with Cute Attachments

You can find all the pieces below:

This is a sponsored post, written by me, in partnership with Happy Everything!™ by Laura Johnson.