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How I Clean Dark Hardwood or Laminate Floors Without Streaks

This post is part of a sponsored collaboration with Swiffer.  All opinions and tips are my own. Home design trends seem to change so often and I find it completely exhausting and expensive to keep up.  Seven years ago I thought dark laminate flooring would be a great idea, and most days I regret that decision because of how easily they get dirty.  Since the floors are only seven years old, ... Read the Post

Beauty Bag in Review

I am fortunate enough to get to try lots of different beauty products from so many great brands.  Some are hits and some are misses, which is to be expected.  To be fair, I give all my the beauty products at least a two week trial period to begin forming an opinion about them.  I have noticed that my skin tends to break out a bit in the first two weeks, and once that's done, I can tell if I'm ... Read the Post

Vellabox Candle Subscription Giveaway

Hello, hello! It's no secret that I'm a big fan of candles and keeping my home smelling beautiful, so I wanted to share a great company with you all called Vellabox.  They deliver candles to your door monthly and each month features a different candlemaker. Last month's brand was Scented by Nature - Mr. B's Luminaries.  The two candles I received in my Vivere box were the lavender ... Read the Post

Hotel Roomspiration from ‘Hotel on Rivington’ | Modern Bohemian Design Inspo

When I think of New York City I think of absolute chaos with lots of hidden treasures.  I've actually only been to NYC one time and I much to my surprise, I loved it.  Somehow with the hustle and bustle of the city, I was able maintain a clear head and perspective.  I felt that the city was so easy to navigate and I was able to take in the true beauty of my surroundings.  I was able to find ... Read the Post

Backyard Landscaping Inspiration from this California Ranch Home

I am currently in the process of trying to plan a backyard renovation.  I feel like I'll need a lot of luck since it's a DIY project, but I also need a lot of backyard landscaping inspiration.  I personally feel a strong pull towards more of a French style of yard because of that evergreen look, but I also love the idea of a drought-friendly Spanish style yard. I currently have a "backyard" ... Read the Post

California Love: Nicolas Cage’s Historic San Francisco Home

Back when he was one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors, Nicolas Cage bought up a collection of eclectic homes all over the world including 2 castles, a haunted house in New Orleans, and a San Francisco home built in 1914. The History Built on Russian Hill at a time when the neighborhood was rebounding after many of the ritzy homes were destroyed by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the large ... Read the Post

California Love: Frankie Cameron Bags, Small Town Antique Shopping, + $200 Giveaway

As a California girl, I love getting the chance to connect with other California brands.  This state has so much to offer and I get so excited when I find something new to share with you all. I recently connected with a fabulous brand, Frankie Cameron, which is a California-designed handbag company by Frankie Thieriot Stutes.  Her bags are a little boho and very practical for everyday ... Read the Post

This Winter House in the Hamptons is Major #HouseGoals

We all dream of having a getaway house to escape cold winters or extremely hot summers, and after looking at these pictures from President Chester A. Arthur's house in the Hamptons, I'm thinking I need to explore my options in Hamptons. (I wish!) Arthur’s vacation house in the charming seaside town of Sag Harbor is now for sale - priced at measly $13.5 million.  "I'll take it! " <-- (again, ... Read the Post

Happy Valentine’s Day (Mommy and Me Valentine’s Day Outfits)

Happy Valentine's Day, lovelies! Time is flying by this year (as always).  Valentine's Day isn't really a big deal around here as far as a date night goes, but I love coming up with cute family date night ideas that are easy and enjoyable for everyone.  And who doesn't love some good mommy and me matching Valentine's day outfits?  (Don't answer that) I found these sweatshirts super ... Read the Post