I am never this lucky! But, recently I did actually win an awesome giveaway! I entered a giveaway through My Four Littles blog, http://www.myfourlittles.com. What I won was the April box from Ecocentric Mom Box, https://ecocentricmom.com/. Ecocentric Mom is a subscription box that you receive monthly. There are several goodies and new products in there to try. How fun, right? The products are all natural, healthy, and organic.
Here is what came in April’s box:
- Linwoods Super Food Blends ($6.99) A convenient way to get some great nutrients, omega fatty acids, and vitamins, Linwoods products are made from organic flaxseed, berries, nuts, and seeds. Gluten free, GMO free, dairy and yeast free, vegan, all natural, and NO added sugar! Love the Ecocentric Mom include SIX samples instead of just one.
- Nature’s Gate Rice Bran Facial Moisturizer ($14.99) A FULL SIZE bottle of moisturizer that feels great and is made in the USA. No parabens, phthalates, fragrance, PEG, Mineral Oil, or Petroleum! They also included a sample size of the Shampoo, Body Wash, and Conditioner. Coupon code also included.
- Bamboo Bailey $10 Gift Card ($10) Bamboo Bailey is an online story with eco-friendly, natural, and recycled products for the entire family!
- Fyrefly Organic Serenity Tea (10.95 full size, 2 samples included) 100% organic loose leaf tea. Each sample makes 2-4 cups. I’m not a tea drinker but I may try this one, smells great! Coupon code also included.
- Nature’s Kick Honeystix ($1.79/pack, 2 packs included) Great snack for kids and made with the best honey. Made in the USA. Love easy snacks and these are surprisingly a very convenient way to enjoy honey without the sticky mess. Coupon code also included.
- Frego $5 Gift Card ($5) Frego makes glass and silicone food storage containers that are BPA and PVC free, contain no lead, and can go from freezer, to microwave, to dishwasher! They’re even oven safe.
- Good Greens Bar ($2.99) The first gluten free, vegan, low-glycemic index wellness bar. It was delicious – I have discovered so many great, healthy food bars from Ecocentric Mom. Coupon code also included.
- Boring Goats Goat Milk Soap ($5.50 full size, sample size included) Made in Boring, Oregon, USA, Boring Goats “Non-Scents” soap is made from only the highest quality ingredients.Natural bar soap is the only thing I use with my youngest child so I was really excited to see this. It’s made from olive oil, goat milk, coconut oil, palm oil, and shea butter! Coupon code also included.
- WEXY Biodegradable Snack Bags ($3.99 for 28, small sample included) We love WEXY bags here so always thrilled to get some more. They’re fun, colorful, Made in the USA, and eco-friendly. Coupon code also included.
- 7th Heaven 100% Natural Face Mask ($2.99) Hydrating, cleansing, and toning face masks that smell amazing. Love these, can always use a good skin pick me up. Coupon code also included.
- Kelapo Extra Virgin Coconut Oil ($11.99 for 10 samples, 2 included) Coconut oil has countless uses and is a safe food for our FPIES child, so it’s a staple in our house – thrilled to receive some more! Coupon code also included.
Some of my favorites were the face mask and moisturizer! Everything was so fun to try out and play with. I totally recommend Ecocentric Mom for a fun mail subscription. Thank you Ecocentric Mom and My Four Littles!
Hi all! I want to share some wedding projects and some other big news very soon, but for today I wanted to stop by with a quick project.
We found this little side table at a garage sale for .50 cents. Yup, .50 cents.
Shabby, yes, a bit. But, I loved the round shape and primitive pedestal. So, I patched, sanded and painted. I picked a burgundy-ish color and then I stenciled my favorite paisley on the top in silver. I thought this was a bit modern to mix with this little table. I roughed up the edges and faded out the design on the top. I think it turned out really cute!
What do you think? Well, this little guy already found a new happy home
Over the summer we found an old kids desk for $2 at a garage sale. Jeremy might have thought I was crazy, but I knew this baby had potential.
I sanded her down, and painted a few coats of this lovely grey. Then roughed it up with some distressing. The finishing touch was the adorable new yellow knobs! Here is how she turned out:
I’m pretty proud of this little baby and hope that someone else loves it and wants to give it a new home too!
A project done! The abused vintage toy box started out like this:
The white is actually wood filler, added by me. But, you get the picture. It was old, and rough, and needed lots of wood filler and love. I sanded and filled and sanded some more. Finally I chose turquoise paint and white for the inside. Not as creative as I originally sought out to be, but it turned out fun so I left it there. I antiqued the edges a bit and roughed up the “wear spots”. I like how it turned out simple and fun!
What do you think? I think it turned out super adorable. I was going to replace the handles, but the old ones are vintage ceramic and actually cleaned up nicely. I’m even tempted to keep this one! Why keep a toy box? … more news to come!
I have finally completed a tiny project that has bugging me on my to-do list forever now!
Remember the little downstairs bathroom with the cute antique cupboard… (tiny room = bad photos, sorry!)
Well, here is the very sad, and a little scary inside of this cupboard…
So, a little paint and some pretty things to make the cupboard useful, and… viola!
The cupboard is antique, and therefore has many bumps and cracks, so it will never be “perfect,” but now its not such an eyesore. When company is over I will not be so embarrassed to let them reach in for another roll of toilet paper or necessity!
I even did a bit of decorating to the necessities in the cupboard. These antique jars got new fun lids. And a small box got a bright cover to hold small things.
Aah, much better! What do you think? More projects on the way too!
Hi there! I wanted to do a quick post to show you what we made for our family members for Christmas (and an upcoming wedding!). I started with a few simple stone tiles from Menard’s. I used a flat round brush, a stencil, and some solid paint pots. I dabbed the paint on over the stencil without wiping. I then added some clear coat and some felt pads to the bottom corners. Now…we have personalized coasters! I know I have seen this done before, but I had to share because they turned out so sweet and simple. And, they didn’t break the bank!
What do you think? I think they turned out great and it was a lot of fun making gifts this year instead of buying something no one needs!
I have so many more tidbits to post, but I loved this!
I have been wrapped up in work lately. Being couped up in an office is not very fun, especially when the winter weather makes things even more dreary. I am itching for spring! But, here is a beautiful office for inspiration. If I were sitting in this office while doing my work maybe I would be feeling a bit more motivated. Maybe. I will also have some WEDDING photos coming soon!
Is that not an awesome chair?! Hope that helps your winter blues, and that spring is on the way!
Like everyone else lately, I have been completely addicted to Pinterest. I have been seeing many ideas for monogram letters and it has been on my to-do list (which is always long) to make one for us. I finally got around to this quick project!
I made my letter “L” out of cardboard, by drawing the letter freehand and then cutting it out with a utility knife.
I then traced the letter on scrapbook paper that was perfect for our decor. I used some twine and some fabric. I have other embellishment ideas, but this is where I left it for now. Cute and simple.
Things are always changing in the house, but for right now our “L” is in the living room, tucked into a frame.
What do you think? Any ideas?
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have been very busy here lately (when are we not?), so we had a quiet Thanksgiving celebration here alone on Thanksgiving day and celebrated with family on the weekends. I thought I would share our simple table for two:
Simple, yet festive. Just what the two of us needed for a quiet dinner at home. And, of course, there were antlers.
The rest of the weekend? We got ready for hunting season and found the perfect Christmas tree.
Here is our first Christmas together ornament from last year:
What did you all do for the holiday?