A Spring Valentines Setting

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I decided to do something a little different this year working with Oriental Trading, but still wanted to do a winter post. 

February is tough for me- at least with January there is the hope of the new year and all of that. February is where winter gets mean and seems to torture you even worse. Spring can sometimes feel like months away but really it does fly by…

 

But at least there is Valentines day and celebrations of love.

 

Looking through Oriental Trading’s Marry Me collection, I got inspired to do a Valentines table setting and thought it would be fun!

 

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I had such a good time putting this together and even added my Stranger Things cross stitch present from my friend Sam up on the wall. No romantic Valentines dinner is complete without Stranger Things, right?! Nothing is complete without Stranger Things.

 

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As soon as I found these starfish and succulents, I knew I wanted to do a spring-themed Valentines table setting.

Something to brighten this dark and dull winter and bring life to the table.

[  Placed on the Wood Medium Round Centerpiece  ]

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Love Is Sweet in Gold

 

 

 

 

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I think this chalkboard may be sold out because I could not find it on the site, but they have many other chalkboards available.

 

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Milk bottle set with stand 

 

My plan is to make a terrarium with the succulents so I will do an updated blog post on that once it happens…

 

 

 

As always, 

Thanks so much for reading

XOXO

Christmas Haul

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Christmas spirit is in full swing and I am feeling all of the warmth surrounding the season. 

I was lucky enough to be gifted more decorations from Oriental trading. 

I feel so honored and lucky- Christmas is my favorite time of the year!

This came at perfect timing because in my last gratitude post I talked about how we were ripping up our carpet and putting in wood floors. Having the new decorations with new floors gave me the chance to really start fresh and get rid of a bunch of junk I had been hoarding… actual clutter really does clutter your mind and it feels good to get rid of it.

The warm and cozy pillows, the lantern, and mr. reindeer here are all from Oriental Trading.

He is just chilling while he waits for Christmas. I have not decided on a name for him yet. Suggestions?

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I really love how the lantern reflects the trees onto the wall behind it…

Next to my bed we have the pinecone candle holder  which I love and will probably keep up all year long because it just has such a cozy feel!

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I got to have my own little tree in my room this year!

Complete with my own awkward school picture ornament 🙂

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And complete with these dove and glittery icicle ornaments Oriental sent me!

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I love how the light shines off of the icicles, so cozy.

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And just a little more lights and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like a Stranger Things Christmas too! #lightsonlights

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Halloween spooky haul!

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(….This song is so weird, yet totally perfect. Listen while you view…)

 

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Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your spooky Octobers full of bright colors and dreams of goblins, ghosts, oh my….

 

My lack of posting this week is about to be justified because I have a fun post for you all!

 

I was honored enough to be able to work with Oriental Trading and at the same time, upgrade my Halloween collection. They sent me products to review, but being a huge Halloween lover, of course I was so excited!I got to pick out all of my own items- so they are all items I would honestly buy myself anyway.

 

Upon viewing their site to decide what goodies I wanted, I was so excited, like a kid in a Halloween store. After all, they have SO much Halloween stuff on their site- (Oriental Trading Halloween)

 

Since I love Halloween so much, I picked items that I thought I would use all year round, too.  (Because that’s totally normal to keep spooky things around all year, right?)’

 

 

Halloween lampshade topper:

 

The first item I wanted to feature was this Halloween lampshade topper, which is my favorite item that arrived.

 

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It has a feature on top that allows you to make it tighter or looser and is easily hideable, which I thought was really handy. The features are beautiful up close, too! Something about this topper just reminds me of the Adams family….and I would definitely keep this up all year long in my room.

 

Skeleton hand glasses:

 

The next item I was gifted with were the Skeleton hand glasses.  They come in a dozen and I could hardly contain myself.

Here they are pictured with apple cider(mmmmm), but feel free to add any bubbly cauldron-like Halloween cocktail to the glasses, I feel like they are just made for that!

I cannot wait to break these out at my next Halloween party. Or, any random weekday wine night by myself…just kidding, kind of.

 

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Zipper mouth character pillows:

 

The Zipper mouth characters pillows made a nice addition to our white couch.  I just think they are so cute and they go perfectly with my Stranger Things pillows.(from Redbubble, if you are interested) Anyone else obsessed with Stranger things?!! I cannot wait until the new season… and I just found out Eleven and some of the crew were at NYC Com icon and I wish I had known!

 

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They can’t believe how cute the pillows are, either. 

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Round spider web table topper:

 

The Round Spider web table topper is a great addition to any table. Here, I have it on my square nightstand and even that worked perfectly. Don’t forget your other Halloween/fall accents, though!

 

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Black Widow Halloween costume: 

Aside from Halloween decorations, do you even know how many Halloween costumes Oriental trading has?!

 

This was an unexpected surprise, they sent me a Halloween costume that I didn’t even ask for! It was the Black Widow from Captain America 🙂

 

Sissy got lucky, as she had a Halloween costume party to go to and now has a costume and looks stunning in it!

 

And I got lucky to be able to work with such a generous company! Everything was shipped so quickly and the quality so far has been consistent with their online reviews.

 

Have you gotten any good Halloween hauls?

Thanks for reading 🙂