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7 Things You're Probably Forgetting to Clean

This past weekend I was mopping our bathroom floor on my hands and knees because I feel like our Shark Steam Mop (which I am totally in love with) just pushes around the dirt in there.  Yuck.  And while I was doing that glamorous task I realized how dirty the outside of our toilet was.

Y'all this is real life right here.  Gross, dirty, dusty real life.  

And seeing the outside of our toilet all up close and personal, made me realize all the things we may be forgetting to clean every once in a while. 

I've come up with a list of 7 things you're (and by that I mean me too) probably forgetting to clean.  And let's face it I'm sure I'm still missing some things so help us all out and leave them below in the comments.  


1. Baseboards
2. Cabinets (the outsides and underneath everything)
3. Ceiling Fans
4. Windows
5. The inside of your refrigerator
6. The outside of your toilet
7. Underneath the beds

My goal is to complete one or two of these each week so that I'll hit them every three months or so.  

TGIF y'all.  And now you can get to your weekend cleaning.  

But this weekend I'll be traveling to NC to see my best friends and one sweet little baby.  Keep up on Instagram and Snapchat.

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15 under $15 | Office Decor

I know, I know I've been blabbing your ears off about our office makeover.  But y'all it's actually starting to come together.  

The rooms been cleared out.  The new lighting has been chosen.  New carpet has arrived.  Still need to pick a new storage desk (for all my craft/Cricut materials), and add some small decor items and possibly a floor lamp and we'll be good to go.

But I've found so many gems as far as inexpensive but cuuute decor.  So I thought I'd round them up for y'all.  So here's my 15 prints and random knick knacks under $15


"Office Sweet Office" | I mean obviously...

Macaron Overload print

"Home is wherever I'm with You" print

"wake up and makeup" | perfect for your vanity or area where you do your makeup (mine happens to be in the office)

the fine art of staying in | currently in my Etsy cart just waiting to be purchased

SC Food Map | she has several other states as well (and other super cute prints as well)

Wifi Password Printable | our office will eventually double as a guest room so I think this would be super cute

Boston Skyline | these are so beautiful and she has several different skylines available in her shop


But First Coffee


Crystal Diamond Paperweight | on sale for $2.50 and so dang cute

fake plants | I mean real plants/flowers are good and all, but these ones don't die when I forget to water them.  Which let's face it is going to happen.  Target specifically has really cute options right now that are on sale.

Blue and Gold Stripes Wood Flush Mount | this would specially go well in our office because of it's colors.  But a fantastic price and Target have several decor pieces like this with different prints/pictures on the front if the blue-gold combo. isn't working for you.

Acrylic Letters | I'm debating to get a lone "T" or spell out office

rose gold acrylic stapler | I know the link says 10.99 but in store I know it's on sale for less.  And something that doubles as functional and decor is a-okay in my book.

PROTIPS |  keep your eye on the Target Dollar Spot.  They always have hidden gems that are $5 or less.  AND Hobby Lobby always has a 40% off coupon on their app.

ps. TJ Maxx hardly ever has their stuff where you can link to it online, but it's a fab place to check out for some inexpensive decor.  

And that's it folks.  I am seriously so in love with how our office space is coming together.  I can't wait to share the finished product with y'all.  But we're getting their slowly but surely.  

Where is your favorite place to shop for home decor?

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Winter Must Haves

Honestly, it's hardly felt like much of a winter at all here in South Carolina.  Not that I'm complaining or anything.  Cause trust me I'm loving it.  

I'm willing to bet that this will bring a pretty brutal Summer, but until then...

It's been a while since I've rounded up some of my must haves.  BUT I love reading and rounding up these types post.  So here it goes for my winter must haves.

one // Hunter Boots
I'm totally in love with my Hunter Boots.  I've been dying to get these boot socks to make them even warmer.  But like I said it's not that cold here anyways (yes, even during Winter).  Even without the socks they're great rain, snow, or chilly weather.

two // Cardigans
I love these for in and out of work.  They're easy, cute, and help keep you a tad bit warmer.  The end. 

cardigan | hunter boots | football tee (sold out, similar and here)

three // ELF Hydrating Bubble Mask
I got this mask in an Influesnter box several months ago.  An all ELF box I might win.  AND this mask is such a score.  It's only $6 and you get so so many uses.  It sorta has an odd, tingly sensation and legit feels like bubbles from a bubble bath are on your face.  But y'all.  My face is so hydrated and soft after this mask.

four // Juice Beauty Moisturizer

five // Girl Scout Cookies
I mean let's be honest.  They only come out once a year, and I just can't resist.  Legit ate two boxes this weekend.

six // L'oreal Infallible Artist Foundation Blender
This isn't really a must have just for winter.  But I'm totally obsessed and its less than $10.  Basically anything under $10 and I can't resist.  

seven // Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick
Real talk right here.  This lipstick is $5, I put it on getting ready for work and when I got home at 5pm it still looked flawless.  So flaking, fading, felt comfortable.  All the heart eyes.  My favorite is "rebel rose" but I also have "give me mocha" and "berry recognize".

"give me mocha"

eight // Hydrating Hair Care Products
Apparently I have a really dry scalp.  It's been this way for the past couple of years, but I thought it was dandruff.  True life.  My hair dresser said nope, it's just dry..oh and fun fact Head and Shoulders was just making it worse.  Anyways since then I've been really working to hydrate my scalp, and right now I'm really liking these two products: Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Water and Vanilla Milk Hydrating Hair Mask and IGK Smoke & Mirrors Conditioning Cleansing Oil.  

Let us all know what works for you if you also have a dry scalp (especially in these winter months) in the comments below.


There ya have it.  My eight must haves for winter.  I'm sure I'm forgetting something.  So leave your must haves in the comments below.  Anyone else totally in love with their Hunter boots?  I'll have to tell y'all what Remi did to them, but that's another story for another day.  (maybe I'll share on snapchat? @mary_timmerman)

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Last Minute Valentines Gift DIY | "You're the Balm Valentine!"

Looking for a last minute Valentines gift?  I've totally got you.  Your galentine.  Teachers.  Classmates.  Coworkers.  You name it this will be perfect.  And take like 5 minutes.  Win.  

Not to mention this could easily be adapted for any other occassion, not just Valentines Day.

I bought 4 random EOS balms for my coworkers and some card stock.

I just used my Cricut Explore Air to cut out a 1 1/2 inch hold from the card stock.  However, I believe their is a hand held dicut for that exact size circle at Hobby Lobby and Michaels.  

And this gift is totally not complete without the pun.  You're the "BALM"

I added "Happy Valentines Day" below considering I was gifting this to my coworkers, but "you're the balm, valentine" would be super cute for others. 

I can already see this being so dang adorable for Easter (drawing little bunny ears around it) or changing up the saying to fit end-of-the-year gifts and birthdays. 

Happy happy day my galentines.  I hope you enjoyed this post.  What are your Valentines day plans?

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