Friday, December 1, 2023

affordable holiday entertaining with Walmart!

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With Thanksgiving behind us, the holidays are quickly approaching! I just love a big festive and cozy meal around the table for the holidays. Maybe a big pot of soup with warm crusty bread on the side or a big roast that simmers on the oven all day and warms you right up from the first bite! Celebrating the holidays with those you love most is both about the small quiet evenings spent together with the Christmas tree twinkling as it is about the big hearty meal on Christmas Day. I love to celebrate both! 

From small kitchen appliances, to beautiful serveware, everyday porcelain dishes and seasonal decor pieces, Walmart has everything you need to host the most special holiday gatherings big or small with those you love the most this season. These beautiful white dishes with delicate texture are perfect for everyday dining or dressing up your dining table for festive events. Paired with this gold flatware it's approachable but elegant for a stunning tablescape. I stocked up on these red striped kitchen towels to add a festive kick to the kitchen, but they also make a really simple placemat when folded in half - and they are so budget friendly too! Walmart has the best prices to make your holiday entertaining festive on a budget and get FREE SHIPPING on any order over $35 everyday!

Friday, November 3, 2023

gifts they will love 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.

It's time to make that list and check it twice! I love to check gifts off my list as soon as possible during the holiday season and if you are the same, then you will love today's round up of gifts from Walmart! Or if you tend to procrastinate, here is your sign to shop early! Walmart has amazing deals on toys and fun gifts for all the kiddos in your life, plus I found some great ideas for teens which can be so difficult to shop for. Shopping at for the holidays is stress free with great prices and free and fast shipping everyday, making your holiday shopping stress-free this season!

Walmart has a huge selection of Legos which are a favorite in our house, our teenagers *still* love to receive a set or two of Legos under the Christmas tree. My daughter loves her Instax Camera and has owned one for years, any teen on your list would love this gift. This year I also snagged the Polaroid Pocket Printer for her - it's so fun and easy and works as an app on your phone and then prints the most darling little photos that are also stickers. This is a fantastic gift idea for teens or college aged kids as an alternative to gift cards and clothes. This record turntable is also a very fun idea for teens, my daughter is in love with it! It's so fun to put a record on like the old days and even the teens agreed. Plus, this is a great gift to build on for future events where you can gift them the newest records as they are released. Walmart has a great selection of albums to choose from for the teens on your list!

If you have littles on your list, Melissa & Doug brand toys were always big in our house when the kids were smaller and Walmart has a great selection of these classic toys for the young ones on your list. Or all the favorites like Squishmallows and Hot Wheels can be found at Walmart too. Walmart has great stocking stuffers too like a mini bluetooth speaker or the very popular Simple Modern tumblers.

No matter who is on your list, the young or the young at heart, is your destination for toy shopping made easy and affordable this holiday season. 

Friday, October 13, 2023

cozy fall basics with Kohl's!

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

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Jacket season is officially here and I sure am enjoying it! The days have been crisp and sunny and honestly it's the best feeling after a very warm fall so far. Whether it's getting out for a cool walk or running errands I am not leaving the house without a jacket these days. There is nothing like bundling up in a cozy jacket in October. 

One of my favorite jacket styles for fall this year is the reversible quilted jacket. This one is SO cute and cozy and I love that you can wear it with the quilted or the sherpa side showing. With jeans and sweaters, this is such an easy piece to throw on for all your fall activities from mom-duty, to over gym clothes or sitting on the sidelines for kids' sports. Paired with this cozy knit sweater and some classic straight leg jeans, it's such an easy combo. And you know how much I love sneakers for everyday wear in the fall. I've officially ditched all my sandals and sneakers are my fall mom uniform. This pair is SO cute and they have been on my wishlist for a while. I love how lightweight they are and they are comfortable right out of the box, no breaking needed!

Kohl's has so many great finds for cozy fall days and lots of deals right now too, like 20% off select coats, including the one I am wearing here! 

Shop the look: sweater (true to size, small), jeans (runs a bit small, I went up a size to 27), sneakers (true to size), jacket (true to size, small)

Monday, October 9, 2023

Walmart Holiday Deal Kick Off!

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

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Anyone else already starting to think about the holidays? I have to say I've already started a list for the kids and was just texting with my sister-in-laws about the dates for a family gathering already. It's really sneaking up on me! How is this happening already? If you are already starting to prep and plan for the holidays in ways big or small, Walmart has us covered as they just launched their Walmart Deals Holiday Kick Off event! 

From now until October 12, 2023 Walmart is offering tons of amazing deals on the *top gifts* for this holiday season. There is no membership required to shop these incredible deals from the brands you know and love. These deals last only a short time and are so good you won't want to miss them - so shop early for the best selection! Plus, their FREE and FAST shipping makes shopping so easy.

Since I'm shopping for teens and college kids I went straight for the tech deals... items like these noise cancelling headphones and a new iPad ($50 off!) will be the perfect finds under the Christmas tree this year.  I've actually also had a new iPad on my wishlist for work and streaming shows and movies recently, so this one might be for me! Both of my kids love noise cancelling headphones (under $100!) for homework. And my son has an air purifier and a Roku streaming device on his dorm wishlist. The air purifier is unexpected, but with sleeping with the windows open in the dorms and in close quarters I've heard that they help a ton with allergies and avoiding germs - so I was happy to find one at such a great price. 

Whoever you are shopping for, these early season deals can't be beat and I always love to get my shopping done earlier than later! If you are shopping for toys this holiday season, you have to check out their huge selection of toys with many on promo right now! You can find ALL the deals for the Walmart Deals Holiday Kick Off here - the best deals will fly off the shelves!

Monday, October 2, 2023

fall layers 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!

Those temps are definitely starting to dip in the mornings and the evenings and I'm so ready for fall weather and fall layers. I'm slowly starting to prep my closet for fall by taking out items like tank tops and shorts and beginning to replace them with warmer layers for the cool weather on the horizon. We've had a few lingering warm days, but even on the "warmer" days you can feel the undercurrent of fall weather on it's way. Today I've got some really easy and cozy finds from Walmart that are budget friendly too! 

From this cozy half zip fleece to this preppy and fun striped puffer coat Walmart has so many warm layers for cooler weather this fall. Plus, I found some great every day finds like this striped t-shirt and this turtleneck sweater that can be worn on their own or layered as needed this fall. I love that Walmart has FREE and fast shipping on orders over $35 (I seriously am always amazed how quickly my orders arrive!) and tons of great pieces for your closet at really great prices this fall. 

Shop the pieces: half zip fleece (true to size, size small), striped puffer coat (runs big, I went down a size to XS), striped t-shirt (true to size, size small), turtleneck sweater (runs fitted, I'm in my true size small) jeans (true to size, size 4)

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.

Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

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.

Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

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!


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