15 Beachside Novels That Are Worth Reading

I’m a big advocate of reading inspirational and educational books, but sometimes you just need to read a good story! There’s nothing like getting lost in an entertaining novel while sitting beachside on a summer day. Because I don’t read many novels, I usually find myself wandering around the library pointlessly while searching for a good book. Here are a few suggestions I’ve received recently of novels that are worth reading.  This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support! Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah A Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman Where the Heart Is | Billie Letts I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith The Interestings | Meg Wolitzer Be Frank With Me | Julia Claiborne Johnson All The Light We Cannot See | Anthony Doerr Redeeming Love | Francine Rivers Firefly Summer | Maeve Binchy Party Girl (The Girl’s Series) | Rachel Hollis Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants | Ann Brashares Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand | Helen Simonson The Blue Castle | L.M. Montgomery The Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George When Life Gives You Lululemons | Lauren Weisberger   After reading through the summaries of these amazing novels, I’m ready for a trip to the beach! Do you have any favorite beachside novels that you read year after year? I’d love to add them to my list!  More Inspiration Looking for more summertime inspiration? Check out these other ideas!  8 Great Cricut Projects for Summer 12 Simple (Yet Tasty)…
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Pretty Outdoor Pillows for Your Patio

 Summer is here and patio season is in full swing! There’s nothing quite as nice as a beautiful summer evening spent on a comfy patio. When choosing pillows for my outdoor spaces, I love to purchase pillows that are specifically created to withstand the elements to reduce any worry about mold or fading caused by the sun. Here are some of our favorite outdoor pillows that are sure to add comfort and style to any outdoor space!  This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support! 1. Pillow Perfect Swaying Palms Outdoor Floor Pillow. BUY HERE! 2. TK Classics Navy Outdoor Throw Pillows. BUY HERE! 3. Majestic Home Goods Large Gray Sticks Outdoor Pillow. BUY HERE! 4. Majestic Home Goods Outdoor Towers Pillow. BUY HERE! 5. Pillow Perfect Cinnabar Corded Outdoor Throw Pillow. BUY HERE! 6. Pillow Perfect Pom Pom Play Peachtini Throw Pillow. BUY HERE! 7. Modway Cartouche Patio Pillows. BUY HERE! 8. Resort Spa Black and White Striped Pillow. BUY HERE! 9. PacifiCasual True Navy Outdoor Throw Pillow. BUY HERE! 10. Deny Designs Live to Love Outdoor Throw Pillow. BUY HERE! 11. Greendale Home Fashions Palm Multicolor Accent Pillow. BUY HERE!  12. Pillow Perfect Woodblock Prism Outdoor Throw Pillow. BUY HERE!   13. Greendale Home Fashions Outdoor Accent Pillow. BUY HERE! 14. Deny Designs Zoe Wodraz Bali Outdoor Throw Pillow. BUY HERE! 15. Resort Spa Tropical Aztec Pillows. BUY HERE! 16. Majestic Home Goods Large Gray Outdoor Pillow. BUY HERE! 17. Greendale Home Fashions Jungle Accent Pillow. BUY HERE! 18. Greendale Home Fashions Coastal Ikat Outdoor Accent Pillow. BUY HERE!   19. Majestic Home Goods Outdoor Plantation Pillow. BUY HERE! 20. Modway Mosaic Patio Pillows. BUY HERE! I’m ready for a…
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10 Unique Mirrors That Will Add Character to Your Bathroom

Replacing your bathroom mirror with a unique piece can go a long way in adding character to a space that’s typically overlooked. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you know that we are in the middle of a major bathroom renovation. I find it helpful to look at inspiration when I’m in the middle of a project that seem to be creeping along. Here are a few unique mirrors I’ve come across in the process. Maybe its time to give your bathroom mirror a unique update! This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support!   1. Tangkula Round Sunburst Mirror. BUY NOW! 2. Hamilton Hills Herringbone Wall Mirror. BUY NOW! 3. Raphael Rozen Vintage Wood Mirror. BUY NOW! 4. Ms. Box Leather Round Wall Mirror. BUY NOW! 5. Hans & Alice Rectangular Wooden Frame Mirror. BUY NOW! 6. Gerard Hexagon Wall Mirror. BUY NOW! 7. Raphael Rozen Gold Framed Mirror. BUY NOW! 8. Decor Wonderland Modern Frameless Mirror. BUY NOW! 9. Linsgroup Backlit Anti-Fog Mirror. BUY NOW! 10. Stonebriar Wrapped Rope Nautical Mirror. BUY NOW! Do you think you’ll be replacing your bathroom mirror for a piece that’s more unique? It could be an inexpensive way to change the feel of the entire room! I have loved exploring the many options there are to choose from. Hopefully one day soon I’ll have a renovated bathroom that’s ready for a new mirror! More Bathroom Inspiration Looking for some more bathroom inspiration? Check out these articles from my blog! 7 Tips and Tricks for Planning Your Bathroom Remodel Beautiful Bathroom Tile Roundup…
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The Best Striped Wallpaper for Your Home

Wallpaper is something that most people despise. It disappeared from the home decor scene for a bit, but now it’s back (and better than ever)! Thanks to trendy new patterns and handy peel-and-stick application, you’re sure to fall back in love. We gathered some of our favorite striped wallpaper options that are sure to please any style. (We even added a few that stray beyond the traditional stripes if that’s more your speed.) Enjoy!  This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support! 1. Simple Shapes Watercolor Stripes Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 2. Blooming Wall Modern Black & White Textured Stripes Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 3. NuWallpaper Salvaged Wood Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 4. RoomMates Chevron Strip Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 5. HaokHome Modern Stripe Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 6. RoomMates Watercolor Stripe Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 7. The Wallscape Company Modern Stripes Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 8. York Wallcoverings Ashford Taffeta Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 9. RoomMates Modern Abstract Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 10. RoomMates Grasscloth Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 11. Canvas on Demand Striped Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 12. Roommates All Mixed Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 13. Simple Shapes Chevron Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 14. HaokHome Modern Stripe Textured Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 15. RoomMates Watercolor Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 16. Scooptour Wall Art Stripes Wallpaper. BUY NOW!   Are you dying to give wallpaper another shot after these beautiful pictures? I know I am! Wallpaper could be just the thing your home is lacking.  If you’ve already added wallpaper to your home, I’d love to hear about it!    More Inspiration Looking for more home decor inspiration? Check out these posts! …
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15 Easter Gifts Your Kids Will Love

Can you believe that Easter is just over a month away?  This year seems to be flying by!  If Easter baskets are a tradition in your family, you are probably starting to think of gifts to include in your child’s basket.  We found a few exciting gifts that would make a great addition to any easter basket this year!  This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support! 1. Super Grow Easter Eggs.  These cute animals “hatch” out of their eggs with the help of a little water. This toy is by no means a new idea, but it always seems to be a hit. BUY HERE! 2. LEGO Easter Hunt Set.  I was shocked at the variety of Easter Lego sets on Amazon! You are sure to find one that your little builder will love. BUY HERE! 3. The Easter Story Egg. This is a gift for the whole family. The Easter Story Egg creates a family tradition around the true meaning of Easter. Your children will grow to look forward to this book year after year. BUY HERE! 4. Easter Egg Chalk. Sidewalk chalk is a great gift as spring is just around the corner! BUY HERE! 5. Easter Cross Magnetic Coloring Set.  Easily display your child’s Easter artwork with this cute cross displaying the meaning behind the holiday. BUY HERE! 6. Card Games.  There are many card games available for children these days but I love this cute Easter Go Fish game! BUY HERE! 7. Gardening Tools for Kids with…
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Easy Makeup Organization Ideas

Every woman that I know has some amount of makeup or cosmetic product that they use on a daily basis.  Sometimes the drawers they are kept in can get messy, making it harder to find things that you need. Here are a few great products to make your makeup organization so simple! This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support! Not all organization solutions have to be solely practical. This pretty glass organizer adds a nice decor aspect to your countertop. BUY NOW! This set of drawers can grow as your makeup collection does by adding additional storage to the top of the unit. BUY NOW! A bamboo drawer organizer is the perfect solution for all your organizing needs. This one expands depending on the amount of storage needed and space available. BUY NOW! A simple plastic divider like this provides so many options. These units are even stackable when storing your smaller items. BUY NOW! One of the best things about this organizer is how small and sleek it looks in the drawer. It would be the perfect size for storage your chapstick, hair ties, or other small items somewhere for easy access! BUY NOW! Although containers like this usually make me think of college dorm rooms, the handle on this one could really come in handy! Plus the deep compartments would be perfect for storing face wash, makeup remover, and other tall bottles. BUY NOW! These cute jars are another storage option that double as…
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15 Genius Storage Solutions for Your Home

Extra storage space is something we all crave.  It seems like there is just never enough! We found some genius storage solutions that will help you make the most of the space you do have.  This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support! Kitchen Storage Most of us don’t have a huge pantry, but this product will create so much extra storage.  The adjustable shelving offers so much flexibility to store those tall bottles that never seem to have a place on the pantry shelf.  BUY NOW! A utensil divider is one thing I can’t live without.  Gone are the days of digging through the silverware drawer trying to find that one spoon that’s not dirty. There are many types of dividers that all have the same function, but I love this beautiful bamboo option that looks like it was made just for this drawer.  BUY NOW! An organized refrigerator is easier to look at but it also cuts down on food waste! See exactly what you have without having to go on a scavenger hunt to the back of the shelves. These plastic bins are also easy to clean just incase you have an occasional spill. BUY NOW!   Bedroom Storage Here’s another solution to a problem I’m having as we speak! Small closets run rampant in many homes and there never seems to be enough shelf space. The space that is there quickly becomes overrun with sloppy piles that turn into one huge heap.…
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Farmhouse Bedding on a Budget

Farmhouse style has infiltrated almost every aspect of home decor in the past few years, including the bedroom. Here are a few of our favorite farmhouse bedding options under $100!  This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support! Duvet Covers & Bedspreads Farmhouse style bedding is typically found in neutral shades, however I believe you can throw some color in there once in a while too! Most of these examples are duvet covers. I love my duvet and have had it for years! They allow for easy storage of multiple covers that take up minimal space, and I can justify changing out my bedding more often. There are 1 or 2 bedspreads thrown in the mix, just incase the duvet is not your thing. 1. Merryfeel Seersucker 100% Cotton Duvet Cover Set.  BUY NOW! 2. Rural Dandelion 100% Cotton Duvet Cover.  BUY NOW! 3. Softta 100% Cotton Duvet Cover Set.  BUY NOW! 4. Pure Era Jersey Knit Duvet Cover.  BUY NOW! 5. Lausonhouse 100% Linen Duvet Cover Set.  BUY NOW! 6. Laurel Foundry Savin Quilt Set.  BUY NOW! 7. Merryfeel 100% Cotton Duvet Cover Set.  BUY NOW! 8. Softta 100% Cotton Duvet Cover Set.  BUY NOW! 9. Susybao 100% Natural Cotton Duvet Cover.  BUY NOW! 10. Lausonhouse 100% Cotton Duvet Cover Set.  BUY NOW!   Throw Pillows & Blankets Throw pillow and blankets can make your room so cozy. Farmhouse style definitely supports going all out with the bedroom accessories. This is…
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Top Money Saving Grocery Sites

Saving money is always a priority in our house, here’s how we get the most from our grocery budget by shopping online.  Top Money Saving Grocery Sites I am always looking for ways to save money. We spend hundreds of dollars a month on food and other disposable items for our home, most people do. I hate the fact that we have to buy more of them each and every month. Not only does it cost me money, but it takes so much time to shop. We live more than 20 minutes from the grocery store. Our community is large and has a multitude of traffic hazards. The weekly trip to the store usually turns into a trip of at least several hours if not more. One of my biggest problems is that I often buy impulse items that aren’t on my list. I am guilty of being swooned by beautiful fresh flowers, exotic fruits, pretty wine bottles, cool kitchen gadgets and great deals on stuff we generally don’t need. Lately I have discovered some amazing places to buy staples that save me time, money and lots of temptation. This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. For a complete list of rules please see the disclosures page. Sites You Will Not Be Able to Live Without Grove Collective: This site is becoming more and more popular for a good reason. They have tons of natural cleaning products for home and personal use. Recently I discovered the Mrs.…
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