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Target Spring 2015 Threshold Collection according to PopSugar Home

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*This article originally appeared on PopSugar Home! All photos and descriptions are from PopSugar!  I wanted to share because I loved it.

 If the Easter bunny walked into Anthropologie but had a strict budget, the result would look something like Target's new Threshold collection. Filled with impeccable prints, romantic pastels, and luxe touches, the Spring decor collection is something out of your daydreams. Check out our favorite pieces from the new line, and you'll find yourself itching for a Target run.
Threshold Bunny Cookie Jar ($19)
 Threshold Bunny Wine Stopper ($6 in Target stores)
 Threshold Ceramic Egg Crates ($7 each)
 Threshold Decorative Pillows ($25 each)
 Threshold Metal Hammered Serveware ($15-$20 each)
Threshold Patterned Dip Bowls ($4 each in Target stores)
Threshold Assorted Clear Dinnerware ($2-$6 each in Target stores)

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Taylee's Shabby Glam Little Girl to Teen Bedroom Inspiration

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Shabby glam little girls room

We are currently are selling our  house and are in the process of building a dream house. With a new house comes fresh new room designs and so many possibilities. Little girl's rooms are my absolute favorite to design. They want pink, sparkly everything and frills. I love to see the look on my daughter's face when I change her room around and add new pillows and decor. I secretly hope she has a passion for DIYing and design like I do.

This mood board sums up my 6 year old daughter to a T. Filled with sass, glam, and personality. I wanted to create a room for her that she could transition from kindergartner to teenager without having to redo her princess bedroom.

I am so excited to create this look in her new bedroom! Can we just fast forward the building process? I'll be sharing more details about my new house soon! For now I'm up to my eyeballs in the stress of selling this house... moving on...

The main focus for Taylee's room is the Hygge & West Petal pusher wallpaper in Gold along with the bedding.

Here are some similar things found for you to create your own shabby glam bedroom!

The bedding I found that I love is at Target but here is a similar one!

Wild and Pretty Print 8 x 10

I havent officially picked the paint color but it will be a very light gray. This swatch looks a lot darker than the pictures on pinterest.

XO Design throw pillow

Balancing Everyday Life : 6 Ways to get Rid of Stress

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It's no secret that  mothers, entrepreneurs, business women, stay at home moms, and just about every woman of all ages, and race on this beautiful earth struggles with balancing their every day life and responsibilities. If they stated differently who would believe them? Life is a juggling act of making memories, spending enough time with loved ones, working hard for our money and tackling mile long to do lists.

I for one know all too well what it is like to juggle a zillion things all at once. Sometimes I think it would be so much easier if there were 5 of me! First of all I need to be a loving wife, attentive mother, good friend, and keep up with my blog while checking off DIY projects. Not to mention running all the errands, endless laundry and dishes, cleaning the house, grocery shopping, taking kids to the doctor or sports and the list goes on. Somehow we all survive and thrive in our stress.

We all handle stress differently and that's ok! Over the years I have learned a lot about myself as I have evolved into the woman I am today. One being I am an introvert.  I can get caught up in a whirlwind of activities and I constantly need to destress and quick! That means my husband needs to take the kids for a few hours so I can have the house quiet and to myself. It gives my mind time to refresh and I truly am a better person and mother when I recharge. It really is crucial for me and I know that and I own it. I know when I am getting too stressed and I need quiet time. I start getting irritated easily and feel tired. Sometimes that means I just need to take a shower without the kids running in and out or paint my nails uninterrupted. Can I get an AMEN?! 

I believe it's really important to recognize what stresses you out and what has the biggest impact on you for recharging. Don't be afraid to ask for help with the kids for a few hours so you can sit on the couch, eat ice cream, watch your favorite show  and just breathe! Also, you can make small changes to your life to get rid of the overload. It's ok to say NO to people! You can read more about how saying yes to everyone steals your joy and how to not be a people pleaser HERE.

Stress can come from everyday life and especially big events too! Planning dinner parties, weddings, kids' birthday parties, going on a first date, job interviews, awaiting test results and getting something done before the deadline are just a few examples of where stress stems from and not everyone wants to turn to a doctor to manage something that is a part of life. I for one am NOT a fan of prescription drugs. A lot of things can be handled with a lot of prayer, over the counter medicines if needed and natural options too if you prefer that!

6 ways to get rid of stress!
1. Recognize what is stressing you out.
2. Don't overload your schedule
3. Say no to things.
4. Know that some things can wait til tomorrow
5. Breathe and get some alone & quiet time.
6. Know that everything will be ok!

Recently I started googling some natural things to help manage stress. Especially since I am in the middle of selling my house. That's when I came across RESCUE Pastilles. 
RESCUE is an all natural and homeopathic stress relief. It helps you stress less and stay calm and in control. The pastilles are like little gummies and the black current flavor tastes great. RESCUE also has liquid melts to help you sleep better as well as fast dissolving Pearls for stress relief. I ran to CVS and couldn't wait to try these out! I keep my little round tin of RESCUE in my purse and chew one when I feel a little overwhelmed. You don't have to worry though, it's non-habit forming, no side effects, developed by a doctor and used by millions!  All of their products are under $10 so it's a great option to try.

You need to remember that you are worth it. Invest time in yourself to rid stress and better your health. Life doesn't have to be very stressful. You can overcome anything and just remember that everyone deals with it. You are not alone! Whatever that is stressing you out will come to pass. Don't be afraid to reach out.

You can find your B1G1 RESCUE printable coupon HERE. You can find all of  their products at CVS,Walgreens, Whole Foods, Sprouts and wherever you find natural products! 

So, have you ever tried RESCUE? If not, what are some ways that you manage stress?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Kitchen Cabinet Makeover Sneak Peek

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I have a confession to make. I painted ALL of the cabinets in my house and installed all new hardware in 7 days! Call me crazy but it had to be done. I had waited long enough and my kitchen bar area stood half painted for a few months. I finally buckled down and made time to tackle this huge project.
I am over the moon with how everything turned out. My little farmhouse kitchen is becoming a reality one step at a time.

I will be going through a step by step tutorial on how I painted the cabinets and the paint and tools that I used, as well as how I installed these beyond gorgeous pulls and knobs courtesy of D Lawless Hardware. Not only are their knobs & pulls beautiful, they are so budget friendly! I'll be going over which ones I chose and how can get the same ones! I chose crystal knobs and farmhouse cup pulls. I almost drooled when I opened the box. Remember, your knob choice is just as important as everything else. It is the jewelry to your cabinets and makes them pop!

For now, I leave you with a sneak peek... and I am IN LOVE!

11 Things to Clean for Spring Cleaning with Amazing Tips & Tricks

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Spring is almost in the air where I live. Sunshine, 70's weather and my flowers are budding and blooming. With those things happening (even though it's technically still winter) it is getting me geared up and excited for SPRING CLEANING!

There is something about sunshine and amazing weather here in California that makes me want to clean. I'm definitely NOT motivated when it's gloomy and cold outside, but as soon as the sun peeks through the white puffy clouds in the crystal clear blue sky, I immediately want my home smelling of lemon fresh cleanliness. I must admit that I have quite the love affair with Pine sol. Lemon fresh scent to be exact!  Ok, I'm getting off topic but I really could go on and on about my house smelling like it's just been cleaned with Pine Sol... is there a Pine Sol anonymous?

So, here some SPRING CLEANING tips & tricks to help motivate you while I have to do them myself!

{I do have some secrets up my sleeve right now so I desperately need all these tips myself! More on that when I can actually say, right now just isn't the time to share but I will soon, like really soon!}

 1. CLEAN YOUR BLINDS! First up is how to clean your blinds... I NEED to do this ASAP! I cleaned one of mine last month and put it in the bathtub filled with warm water and scrubbed with wait for it... PINE SOL and a scrub brush! They came out looking brand new! Now I just need to do all of the rest.

2. Clean your oven! I'm guilty of hardly ever cleaning my oven. In fact, I haven't thoroughly cleaned it in 4 years. ::Insert bulging eyes and gag:: This is on my list

3. Clean your grout! Another trick on my priority list!

4. Clean your sinks! It's easy for these bad boys to get stained from coffee & food! Make them sparkle again. I must admit that my husband is the best at getting ours sparkling white again when I stain them with coffee! Snaps for hubby!

5. Clean your shower! Get rid of the mold and clean your shower doors so they sparkle again!

6. Clean your window tracks.

7. Clean your carpet stains! I'm trying this right ASAP!

8. Clean your baseboards. After cleaning them, if they are still knicked up and worn looking add a fresh coat of paint.

9. Clean your cabinets. Get all the dirt & grease off.

10. Wipe down your doors & walls. Touch up their paint too.

11. Clean your windows so they sparkle again!
 Now I'm off to overhaul my own home and try out these tempting tricks. First thing is the windex on my carpet!

Make a Dollar Tree Valentine's Day Wreath

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Glue gun & sticks
Dollar Tree wreath
Dollar Tree flowers
 Small piece of ribbon for hanging

Grab a wooden wreath from Dollar Tree and the Valentine's roses with glittered hearts and baby's breath in it.

Cut the roses and baby breath down to size and hot glue them all over the wreath until you have covered every angle. The more you add the bigger and fluffier it will be!

Once you are done covering the whole wreath, tie a small loop with the ribbon for hanging. Sorry I didn't snap a picture of it. Just place the ribbon under one of the wooden pieces of the wreath!

This year I chose to make a simple Valentine's wreath using only supplies from the Dollar store. Last year I made a hot pink flowered one. You can do this with ANY flowers from the Dollar Store for about a $15 wreath!
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