Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Perfect Mother's Day Gift Idea! #CanvasPrint

How many of you out there have already started thinking about that perfect Mother's Day gift for your mom? I have actually been thinking and planning for a couple weeks now because while some people view Mother's Day as a not-so-big holiday, for me, my mom is someone I want to celebrate and let her know how much she means to me. Flowers and chocolate are nice, but I much prefer gifting something I know she will love, something special, and something tailored to her personal likes.

My mother is an incredible photographer, and she is always snapping shots of the family, landscapes, our pets, and anything else you can imagine. As you would probably guess, that means we have loads of pictures that would be perfect for a photo gift. Specifically, a canvas print made with some of her favorite shots! She has a few 8x10 prints she has ordered from a local photo printing shop, but I'm thinking a large canvas would be an awesome gift idea for her this year!

Another gift idea I love is a getaway trip. We have done this several times in the past and she always loves it. Sometimes a family getaway, sometimes just her and our dad, and sometimes we do a girls getaway with my sisters, myself, and our mom. Whether we plan it around an antique mall she'd like to visit, an upcoming Southern Gospel concert, or just a beautiful area to get into the country and relax, she always loves these trips! Sometimes we do just an overnight trip, but sometimes we plan for a few days where we book lodging, give her gift cards for restaurants we'll visit, and also give her a basket of goodies and snacks for the trip.

One more gift idea I've been pondering for her this year is some photography equipment. She has several "wishlist" items such as a new bag, straps, lenses, and more. Of course, we could put together a photography gift basket for her with some of the equipment she needs, and a couple canvas prints of her favorite pictures. Now there's a special Mother's Day gift she'd surely love!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Eclectic Home Decor Ideas

Make a Statement with Eclectic Décor

Eclectic décor is not a hodge-podge of mismatched items placed haphazardly in a room. In order for an eclectic décor to be visually appealing, it should adhere to a specific theme. The items you include in an eclectic room can come from diverse time periods and represent different cultures, but there needs to be a common thread unifying the items.  With the current trend being one that supports eco-friendly, organic and healthy living, a décor theme of eclectic organic could ideally represent your lifestyle choice as well as your décor preference.

Modern Simplicity

A modern décor or a rustic modern décor ideally support an eco-friendly lifestyle. Minimalistic decorating is a feature of modern design. Taking a decorating cue from nature and incorporating natural items in your décor is a good way to showcase your lifestyle preference. Furniture made from wood and metal is an excellent option for a modern, eclectic décor. Home decor stores oregon is an excellent resource for natural furniture that complements an eclectic décor.  Furniture that focuses on sustainability as well as function and beauty would be a great choice for an eclectic, natural décor.  Unique chairs and tables constructed from natural products, chemical-free upholstery and decorative accessories that showcase the beauty nature has to offer can give your home the personalized look you desire.

Eclectic Bedroom

Your bedroom can become an eclectic, personally unique oasis with the inclusion of furniture made with sustainability in mind and bedding that supports your eco-friendly lifestyle. When you’re focused on living a healthy lifestyle, acquiring the proper amount of sleep should be one of your priorities. An eco-friendly mattress and eco-friendly bedding is the ideal foundation for a good night’s sleep. Choosing wood or tile flooring can also help make your bedroom a healthier place.

Live plants in quirky containers can enhance your eclectic décor. Rugs and pillows made from natural material can help make a room feel cozy. Add eclectic elements to your décor that provide a glimpse of your personality or showcase your interests.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Earn Free Gift Cards With Swagbucks!!

All throughout April, you can earn large bonuses when you sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, or PayPal cash. 

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here's how: 

1. Sign up using this link 

2. Earn 300 SB total before May 1st, 2018. You'll get a 300 SB bonus for it! 

3. That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned $200 in Amazon gift cards and PayPal cash!