Friday, September 15, 2023

affordable fall decor with Kohl's!

 This post is sponsored by Kohl's and Collective Voice. All opinions are my own.

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Fall weather has arrived in Michigan and I've been absolutely loving the hints of cool air in the mornings and the evenings. Fall has a certain scent that differentiates itself from summer and I can smell it as soon as I go outside each morning. I just love this season. 

One of my favorite parts of fall is refreshing the house after summer. I'm cleaning out closets and doing a deep organization on the pantry, but even more fun than that is finding some new fall decor to really get in the fall spirit. I like a few minimal fall items here and there around the house. And I found some really gorgeous pieces Kohl's that I think you will love!

These neutral artificial pumpkins with delicately carved details are SO pretty in person. I snagged them in two sizes, a larger one and a smaller/flat one. I also picked up a few of these wooden pumpkins with gold stems - again I chose a larger and a smaller of each. Then I added these smaller ceramic pumpkins to my cart - they are so pretty in person! I pulled the whole tablescape together with this neutral table runner that perfectly matched my dining area. I added some simple greenery here that would be perfect for entertaining (it's not too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving!), or just the faux pumpkins on their own are beautiful for an everyday fall tablescape. 

And of course I couldn't help but grab a new fall outfit too... these Levi's jeans (true to size) are so classic and comfortable and this textured white sweater (runs a bit big) is the perfect transition piece for September.  Right now at Kohl's you can get 30% off your order with a Kohl's Card (see your Kohl's Wallet for more details) or 15% off your order until September 24, 2023 with code: SHOP15. 

Friday, September 1, 2023

new fall finds with Walmart!

 This post is sponsored by Walmart and Collective Voice. All opinions are my own.

Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

We are definitely getting hints of fall lately... cooler nights and cooler mornings are officially creeping back in and that along with the early morning wake ups for back to school have me in full fall mode. I'm focusing on lightweight layers to stay comfortable all day. We've had a few 50 degree mornings (brrr!) and a lightweight jacket or vest works perfectly over a thin-gauge sweater or button front top. Then for the afternoon I can shed the layer and still be comfortable. Today I have some really great lightweight layers I think you will love for these early fall days. 

Walmart has the *cutest* fall pieces right now and you are going to love the prices too! Let's dig into these great pieces... first we have to talk about these jeans. I've got two pairs that you will really love. This cropped wide leg fits so well and I love the stitched pockets and high waist. Want a more everyday style? These straight leg jeans are super soft and comfortable and have the cutest slit at the ankle which is such a fun touch. Both are incredibly comfortable and right on trend.  For lightweight layers you will adore this quilted vest. I love the longer cut with the belt and the cap sleeves, it's such a fun take on the classic quilted vest. This cotton canvas trench in olive green is so good in person! It's the perfect lightweight layer for fall and you can layer with it so easily. 

With Walmart you get great prices, great quality and FREE and fast shipping over $35 with every order. It's a great time to snag a few fun finds for the fall season!

Shop the look: jeans (or similar, true to size), quilted vest (true to size), button front top (true to size, runs oversized), woven mules (true to size)

Shop the look: jeans (run small, go up a size), cotton canvas trench (or similar, runs big, go down a size), striped sweater (true to size), woven mules (true to size)

Friday, August 18, 2023

mother & daughter back to school beauty with Kohl's!

 This post is sponsored by Kohl's and Collective Voice. All opinions are my own.

Thank you for supporting the brands that support his blog.

Back to school season is here and along with new daily routines, it's time to add in some new beauty routines as well! There is nothing like the fresh start of a new school year and I'm ready to press 'reset' after a fun but hectic summer.  I feel like I say this every summer, but this summer went by in a blink and it started a year ago. I can't quite wrap my head around it all and it's just like that, it's over!  This fall my daughter will be a junior and she and I headed to Sephora at Kohl's to find some back-to-school beauty finds that will kick off the fall season right. And of course, with all things 'mother/daughter' related... there will be some "borrowing" going on here. We found so many great finds that we can't wait to share with you today! 

Right now you can get an extra 15% off your order over $100 with code CATCH15OFF and you can earn both Kohl's Rewards and Sephora Beauty Insider Points when you shop Sephora at Kohl's

What my daughter is loving for fall: 

This has a gorgeous shimmer finish and I love to use with my Glow Recipe Dew Drops. (And mom is definitely borrowing this one... it's *gorgeous* in person)

This set is the perfect size to put in your school backpack. All three smell amazing and keep my skin hydrated and smooth.

This set comes with the Guava Vitamin C Bright-Eye Gel Cream and the Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops. They eye cream helps brighten my eye area on early mornings and the Dew Drops leave your skin perfectly glow and hydrated all day long.

What I'm loving for fall: 

What says 'back to school" more than a new lip gloss? Even though I won't be heading to the classroom this fall I am still excited to pop a new lip gloss in my purse on that first crisp morning. This one is so soft and perfectly shiny without being sticky. And the scent is subtle but beautiful. I already want to try some of the other colors!

After super sweaty tennis sessions outdoors this summer and too much dry shampoo my scalp was feeling out of sorts and my felt like it wasn't getting clean enough with regular shampoo. This one has great reviews and it's *just* what my end-of-summer hair needed. I only use it once a week or every other week and it gets my hair and scalp super clean - I can tell right away! Plus, I can be a little sensitive to scents and this one is really nice and light.  I highly recommend!

I am a blush LOVER. It makes my skin look instantly alive and I'm always collecting new colors. This formulation is really nice and soft with a great color payoff. Plus, I love that it's a blush and highlighter in one, so it makes putting on makeup in the morning super quick. I love a little bit of highlight or glow and this delivers and it's the perfect warm pink for fall!

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

nesting for fall with Walmart!

 This post is sponsored by Walmart and Collective Voice. All opinions are my own.

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I'm very excited for the fresh start that fall brings this year. Even though there is a lot of change for our family this season with our son going to college, it still feels like a perfect time for a reset. Cooler mornings and evenings are a tactile reminder of this new season and this new season of life for our family.  I'm excited for more windows open in the afternoons, warm drinks in the mornings and cozy football watching on the weekends. Fall is the time of year to be home and cozy and I'm excited to fluff the nest for the crisp fall season.

Walmart just launched TONS of gorgeous fall home decor pieces and I'm really excited to share some amazing finds with you all today. They are all beautiful in person and such great prices too. I am loving this Moroccan inspired throw pillow and this cream embroidered throw pillow - my sofa needs a refresh for fall and these are perfect! For the kitchen I first grabbed some hyacinth woven placemats that are great for family dinners since they wipe down so easily and some gorgeous new water glasses in blue and wine glasses in brown. They are stunning in person and great for everyday use and entertaining alike.  And what would a fall refresh be without a new candle? It's mandatory and this linen scent is really nice for those crisp, windows open fall days. And all these items coordinate beautifully with these dishes I got last year (also from Walmart and still available!) that are really beautiful in person too!

Don't forget you can get FREE and fast shipping on all orders over $35 at Walmart so you can fluff your nest as the summer winds down too!

Friday, July 21, 2023

the perfect summer dress with Kohl's!

 This post is sponsored by Kohl's and Collective Voice. All opinions are my own.

Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog. 

This summer is in the fast lane right now, and I for one, do not appreciate it! Whoa! How did we get here? And can we rewind, please? Everyday when I look at the calendar I just cannot believe how quickly it is going. I will be over here figuring out how to slow it down and in the meantime, trying to soak up every sunny day I can, preferably in a beautiful summer dress (we can all agree, that's the best way to spend a sunny day!).

I'm back with another *gorgeous* look from Kohl's to share with you today. The dress selection at Kohl's is just so beautiful and I have enjoyed sharing them with you this summer. If you missed any, be sure to check out this gorgeous swing-y dress in stripes or this blue floral dress that many of you snagged for summer weddings (it's perfect!). I am completely smitten with the eyelet dress I am sharing with you today and I think you will love it too. There is nothing like a beautiful white eyelet dress for summer, in my opinion it's the perfect summer silhouette! Long and flowy with the option to make it off the shoulder (the arms are elastic) you will love wearing this dress (also fully lined!). I am really loving a touch of black paired with white for summer and added this belt and eyelet slide sandals to complete the look. I also linked a few more dresses below I think you will love for summer.

Kohl's has tons of summer selections - many on sale - to give those endless summer vibes that we are all craving right now. You can get 15% off your order right now with code: YOUR15 (through 7/23) and it's time to earn Kohl's Cash too! You can earn $10 in Kohl's Cash for every $50 you spend through 7/23. Plus, Kohl's always has FREE SHIPPING over $49 and I find their shipping to be incredibly quick, which is always a bonus!

Outfit details: dress (true to size), sandals, belt (stretchy, but runs a bit small, go up a size), sunglasses


Friday, July 14, 2023

summer family movie nights with Walmart+!

 This post is sponsored by Walmart. All opinions are my own.

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With my son leaving for college this fall we are trying to squeeze in some fun family activities this summer before he's gone. On my family bucket list for the summer is a family movie night. We are going to introduce the kids to some fun classics from the 90s like Jerry McGuire, Dumb and Dumber and Good Will Hunting. They just don't make movies like these anymore!

It's so easy to quickly order all the movie snacks that my kids (okay, and me too!) love. I quickly opened the Walmart app and used my Walmart+ membership to get FREE store to home delivery (orders over $35, restrictions apply) at the time that worked best for me. I stocked up on plenty of movie candy and popcorn to spoil the kids. We have owned and loved our Whirly Pop for years (I think it was a wedding present!) and it makes popping popcorn so quick on the stovetop. The kids really got a kick out of these adorable individual popcorn boxes for serving the popcorn. And this huge woven serving tray made it so easy to layout all the snacks.

Our family home movie night was made even easier since a Paramount+ subscription (Paramount+ essential plan only. Separate registration is required) is included in my Walmart+ membership at no extra cost so we had a great selection of movies for the evening. In addition to Paramount+ and free home delivery of groceries (orders over $35, restrictions apply) there are some other great benefits to my Walmart+ membership like discounts at over 14k participating fuel stations nationwide (see terms and conditions).  You can sign up for a FREE 30-day trial membership now and see all the benefits for yourself!

I polled you all on what classic movies we should watch as a family and you had so many fun suggestions. These were the top recommendations: Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Back to the Future, Good Will Hunting - we have our work cut out for us!

Monday, July 10, 2023

ready to hit the courts with Walmart!

 This post is sponsored by Walmart and Collective Voice. All opinions are my own.

Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

I'm partial to tennis, but whether you are hitting the tennis courts or the pickle ball courts this summer I have some very fun sport court looks for you today! I started playing tennis 4 years ago for the first time and it's been one of the most fun and challenging things I've ever done. Once I started, I realized how addicting it is... it's something I look forward to in my schedule every week. If you've never played or haven't played in a while, I highly recommend a lesson or two or calling some friends to hit around. I always leave the courts in a better mood and it's such a great workout too!

Today I have a few really fun looks with Walmart to inspire your next sport court session. These tennis-ball-yellow leggings are so fun and speaking of brights, this oversized neon sweatshirt is dreamy and so soft! For another fun pop of color I love this green sports bra, it's so comfortable! And of course I can never have enough cute tennis skirts for hot summer days on the courts. Plus, don't forget to add some tennis balls to your cart too or if you are more of a pickle ball person Walmart has lots of pickle ball paddles, a driveway net and balls!

You can shop all these adorable budget buys for the courts this summer (everything is under $40!) from Walmart! Plus you can get FREE and fast shipping on orders over $35 so you will be looking cute on the courts in no time. 

And for a limited time make sure to check out the Walmart+ Week deals like 50% off your Walmart+ membership (I love my membership)! Other deals that caught my eye are a Solo Stove on major sale (we own one of these and love it), an incredible price on an HP Laptop for back to school or Samsung ear buds marked WAY down (another great back to school buy for college students).

Shop the looks: sweatshirt (slightly oversized, I'm in my usual size), leggings (true to size), white tank (runs big, go down a size), green sports bra (true to size), sneakers (run a little big, I went down a size), skirt (true to size)

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

easy summer brunch with Walmart+!

 This post is sponsored by Walmart+ and Collective Voice. All opinions are my own.

Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

Summer weekends are finally here and with them bring weekends at the cottage, family in town and sometimes even those slower mornings where everyone is hanging out in pjs half the day. Whether you are feeding house guests or just your family, a simple weekend brunch is a crowd pleaser and so easy to pull together in a pinch with a Walmart+ membership

I love their easy grab-and-go selection from the Freshness Guaranteed line. You can easily search for this brand on the app when you order for home delivery. I chose pre-made bakery items like mini croissants, mini cinnamon rolls and mini muffins along with lots of pre-cut fruit. Then I set out a big bowl of yogurt and granola and voila - so easy and I can feed a crowd with almost zero prep time. My Walmart+ membership gives me access to free home delivery of groceries ($35 order minimum, restrictions apply) at the time of my choosing and it's so convenient. Plus, in a pinch you can have not only groceries delivered but any other household items you might need as well. I needed some large serving trays to lay out all the food and the store had them in stock and they were delivered with the groceries. How easy is that?

Right now you can sign up for a FREE 30 day Walmart+ membership trial. See for yourself how easy it is! I order for home delivery of groceries at least 3-4 times a month for FREE, so the savings really add up. With your Walmart+ membership you can order groceries for FREE home delivery at the time of your choosing on orders over $35 (restrictions apply) plus tons of other benefits (see Walmart+ terms and conditions).

Friday, June 16, 2023

affordable summer finds with Walmart!

This post is sponsored by Walmart and Collective Voice. All opinions are my own.

Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

Summer is in full swing in our house and the schedule has been crazy and the days have been long and sunny. What more could you expect? I feel like I am still trying to figure out some type of routine, but failing. Any one else!?!? Haha... motherhood is tricky in the summer when the whole schedule gets thrown out the window. I'm embracing the warm days and enjoying the change of pace from the school year even though it feels a little chaotic at the moment. 

While I don't have the secret to having a chill summer with teens coming and going all the time I *DO* have the secret to easy and effortless outfits that are super affordable for summer: WALMART!

I'm excited to share some simple wardrobe basics from Walmart with you today that I think you will really love. Easy everyday t-shirts like this striped ribbed t-shirt pair effortlessly with denim shorts for a mom-on-the-go look all summer. I can never resist a striped t-shirt dress and this one is so comfortable and easy to wear with sandals or sneakers all summer long. For a fun twist on a summer look I love this terry lace up top and matching terry shorts for an after sun look or for lounging on the patio on the weekends. It's so cute in person!

Be sure to check out Walmart for all your easy summer outfit basics and you can get super fast FREE shipping on orders over $35 at

Shop the pieces shown: striped t-shirt dress (true to size), terry shorts (if between sizes, go down a size), terry lace up top (if between sizes, go down a size), slide sandalsstriped ribbed t-shirt (if between sizes, go up a size), denim shorts (true to size, or similar option)


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