Tips For a Clutter-Free Home: A Simple Guide

Tips For a Clutter Free Home: A Simple Guide |

If you are living in a home where there are clothes piled in every open space, overflowing closets and unfinished projects on every surface, it can be completely overwhelming. Living in a cluttered home is not only stressful, but unhealthy as well. The problem for many people is that once the clutter starts taking over the home, it is extremely difficult to even know where to start the cleaning process. The good news is, we’ve created this simple guide to not only help you remove the clutter, but keep your home clean and clutter-free.


I Found the Mother of Affordable Decor at @AtHomeStores

I Found the Mother of Affordable Decor at @AtHomeStores

Call me crazy, but one of my all-time favorite things about any holiday is decorating. Whether it’s putting up spooky ghosts and spiders for Halloween, jingle bells and tinsel for Christmas, or stars and stripes for the 4th of July I find magic in themed decor.

At Home Patriotic Decor

It may have something to do with the ever-changing aspect… I do get pretty bored with the same old same.

With July 4th and Memorial Day around the corner, I found myself browsing for patriotic themed decor. The hunt started while I was still in Iowa and led me to discover At Home and their Waterloo, IA store. They had their Grand Opening on April 22 and 23, just a few days after I left Iowa for North Carolina.

I am setting a day aside so we can go visit the Raleigh store because from what I hear, it’s awesome! Heads up North Carolinians: At Home has brick and mortar stores in Concord, Durham, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greensboro! Don’t worry, they have lots of stores and a handy store finder tool to help you find one near you!

At Home Patriotic Decor

You can get a feel for what At Home has to offer by visiting their website. For stuff like this though you really want to see everything because the pieces are amazing and I’m not sure the photos do them justice.

To help us get a feel for the company’s work we were sent a few pieces (just in time for the summer holidays!!!). As soon as I opened the boxes I was excited. I could feel the Independence Day spirit pouring in. Or maybe it was the upcoming change of interior scenery… either way, it felt amazing!

At Home Patriotic Decor

These are pieces you want to show off and have front and center for the holidays.

These are pieces people will comment on and beg to know where you got them.

These are pieces that are affordable and well-made!

At Home Patriotic Decorations

The Canvas American Flag Chest is my favorite piece. It can be used year-round to hold trinkets or anything else. It is pretty durable to be so light-weight which makes me like it even more. It opens and closes without creaking or overlapping. It fits in with any other patriotic decor or stands out on its own.

At Home Patriotic DecorationsThe Decorative Wooden “Fireworks” are super neat and when you have more than one become an adorable focal point. These are made for indoor use but they are so, so, so cute outside by a bench or on a porch. I do bring them in at night so weather and nocturnal critters don’t mess them up. The metallic ‘fuses’ on top add some whimsy to an already fun set of decor.

At Home Patriotic Decor

I couldn’t help but check out the entire selection over at the At Home website. It’s amazing and the prices are practical. It truly is the decor superstore! Oh, and they have sales!

That means you can get a head start on the upcoming holidays and save a ton of money. There is more than just holiday decor.

They have everything you could want to update the look and feel of your home at a price that won’t drain your savings. If you can’t tell, I 100% approve of At Home!!


Candle Warmers, Etc Review

Candle Warmers, Etc Review

The worst thing in the world for me (involving my house) is when people walk in and crinkle their nose. You know, when there’s a smell that’s just horrible but they don’t want to seem rude by saying something. It’s one of my biggest fears actually; I hate thinking my house smells bad. Because of that I use a lot of things to keep my home smelling good. One of my favorite things is candles but they never seem to last long.

Candle Warmers, Etc Review

When I first saw the Candle Warmers, Etc website I fell in love. Not only with their products, but their mission. To bring a new, affordable way to enjoy candles into homes everywhere. They have been doing this since 2001, and are the original candle warmer providers.

While I love candles, I am so worried about a fire getting started or wax getting on something important. Not only that, but they melt so quickly and I never feel like I’m getting my monies worth.Candle Warmers, Etc Review

Do you see what I’m getting at?!

With Candle Warmers, Etc I get to still enjoy the scent of my favorite candles but for longer and without the risk that comes along with open flames. I’m in love with my new Scroll Candle Warmer Lantern. Not only is it gorgeous by itself but when I pair it with a candle it leaves the most gorgeous pattern on the wall and table.

The ambiance alone is fantastic; the subtle aroma that comes from the Tahitian Sunrise Candle is even better.

Candle Warmers, Etc Review

I don’t see myself ever lighting another candle. I have no reason to! The Scroll Candle Warmer Lantern from Candle Warmers, Etc is everything I need to enjoy candles. It releases the fragrance and gives me the ambiance I’ve come to love from candles. It also makes a wonderful addition to my living room decor.

Candle Warmers, Etc Review

If you have kids or pets Candle Warmers, Etc allows you to enjoy candles without the fire hazard. Not only are the items from Candle Warmers, Etc safer, but they are more budget friendly too! I can highly recommend them to everyone whether you’re looking to save money or add beautiful decor to your home.

Be sure to check out all of the warmers on the Candle Warmers, Etc website and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Youtube.

Home Interiors Done Right with Linly Designs

Home Interiors Done Right with Linly Designs

*This post is sponsored by Linly Designs*

I like to think that I am at least somewhat stylish, my clothes tend to match and my makeup is usually spot on. The questioning starts when I try to decorate my home. After trial and error I’ve realized that I am not that good when it comes to interior design. That’s something I’d love to be able to leave up to the experts. Linly Designs is an industry leader in Interior Design, and has an impressive history of growth and expansion. The company was established in 2002, offering elite interior design services.

Accessory Call

The Accessory Call is an exclusive service offered by Linly Designs. Designers deliver and place home decor, artwork, and florals to complete a client’s home to perfection. The client then has 24 hours to ‘live’ with their personalized design and decide which pieces they wish to keep. I really love that they give you time to get a feel for the new decor.

The service has received rave reviews which is encouraging. Here’s one client testimonial:

SIMPLY OUTSTANDING! These are truly the only words to describe the service we received from Linly Designs. We decided to update our living room and dining room and I contacted Linly Designs for an Accessory Call. I never thought it was possible that after 2 visits from Janet and her team that our home would look so beautiful. Janet has an excellent eye for design and she pays close attention to what you like so her recommendations meet your tastes. The product selection and the quality of the products is amazing for the prices. I have recommended Linly to all of my family and friends as I have never had such an excellent experience. We are still receiving compliments on the changes we have made to our home.

Linly Designs Accessory CallI always have so many ideas of what I want my home to look like, Linly Designs’ Accessory Call would be the perfect way for me to see how my ideas look in a real life setting. Right now, at my grandmothers, I bet they could do wonders with her nautical theme dream in her living room. She’s done a pretty good job so far, but there’s still a lot to be desired.

Linly Designs has a clear goal

The goal at Linly Designs is to create unique and personalized environments each and every time. We help our clients to express their own taste by creating spaces that reflect their lifestyle. Whether your home is old world style, traditional, contemporary or everything in between, with Linly Designs it is always warm, inviting, and comfortable.


Whether you are building or remodeling your home, looking for those perfect furniture pieces, or anything in between, Linly Designs will help you turn your design dreams into reality.

If you are looking for help getting your home to look exactly how you want then Linly Designs can help! You can call 630.769.5099 to schedule your accessory call today and be living in your updated home in no time. How exciting does that sound to you? I know it’s got me a little tingly.

Curtain and Bath Outlet Review & Giveaway

One of the quickest ways to update the look and feel of a room is with window treatments. It’s amazing what a simple pair of curtains can do to enhance a rooms personality. That’s what happened for me when I took out the old, ugly mustard colored draperies from my kitchen and replaced them with the bright, flowy Lyon Jacquard Curtain Panel from Curtain and Bath Outlet.

Curtain and Bath Outlet

Curtain and Bath Outlet offers high quality products at affordable prices. You’ll find everything from window treatments to home accents at prices everyone can afford!

The Lyon Jacquard Curtain Panels I received for review start at $6.99 and go up to $14.99 depending on size. The panels are available in 2 sizes: 63″ or 84″ long and 50″ (wide). The valance is 50″ wide and 14″ in length. They are made of 100% polyester and are machine washable.

The panels I received are available in Gray, Ivory/Gold and Black/Gray – all of which look gorgeous. The colors are subtle which make them ideal for most decor themes and they won’t throw off or take away from your current style.

When I chose the gray Lyon Jacquard Curtain Panels I was trying to stay neutral. When I put them up I was instantly pleased with the results. Not only did they look great, but there was a vintage like ambiance they gave the room. I put them up in my kitchen which has an east facing window, so the way the sun hits them is just fantastic. They have just the right amount of sheerness to diffuse the light but not so much they don’t let light through.

The design on the panels is elegant but not to the point of being overwhelming. I’d call it close to perfect. The only issues I had with the panels was getting the rod through. There was a spot where the stitching seemed to close up the pocket, but with a little finesse I was able to get it through. Curtain and Bath Outlet Reviews

The fact that everything from Curtain and Bath Outlet is affordable and made with quality in mind makes me proud to support their business. I can highly recommend checking them out and connecting with them on their social media outlets.

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I’m also super excited to offer a giveaway for a $25 credit to be used towards products on the Curtain and Bath Outlet website! Just use the form below to enter.
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