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All Day Comfort and Style in Rockport Wedges

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10 Home Decor Ideas for Summer

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Sponsored post in collaboration with The Motherhood and ShopAtHome.com. Home decor ideas and list are my own.

I’ve decided that my home needs a makeover. But more than just new furniture I want to spruce up my decor by incorporating color and style into our living spaces.

Everything is a bit dark in here and I’ve never given home decor much of a thought – but now, I’m on the hunt for fun, colorful and vibrant pieces to liven up our lives.

As you can see, I started by giving an old and tired shelf a coat of paint and just by doing that it cheered up our bathroom!

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My brain then went into overdrive and I found myself writing down every idea that came to mind — things I could DIY and what I needed to buy.

This couldn’t have come at a better time because I was working with online site ShopAtHome.com, who offer cash back and seriously good discounts when you shop through. I went a bit crazy looking through the retailers that are affiliated with them, especially the ones with home decor, beauty and fashion!

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Eventually I took my own wish list and decorating ideas and with the help of ShopAtHome.com, came up with 10 ways to liven your home decor just in time for summer (OF COURSE I had to include a few things for us mamas too!)

1. Step into style with this Love Birds colorful doormat at the entrance way!

2 & 3. Switch out the dark toned or worn out cushions for a vibrant Cabana Petal Lumbar Pillow or a sweet Vintage Garden Roses Pillow.

4. Serve up cool drinks and impress guests with an even cooler set of Arjun coasters.

5. Time to eat? Please pass me whatever is in that fun Carnival Brights Serving bowl!

6. A toast with these delightfully colorful goblets are in order for the host. Cheers!

7. Dinner under colorful Party String outdoor lights is not only romantic, but fun for the family.

8. Hang fun pictures you have laying around the house in a cheery Hello Sunshine yellow frame.

9 & 10. Of course you can’t forget the host! Look glamorous and oh-so-comfortable in this Paradise maxi halter dress and finish off your days of summer look with Revlon HD Ultra lipstick in Poppy!

Doesn’t it make you want to re-do it all?!

Oh and about ShopAtHome and how it works — basically if you go to them first when online shopping and see that a retailer is listed with them, they will give you special offers when shopping and you earn cash back points.

Here’s an example using the LOFT Paradise Maxi Dress:

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You have to “Activate Deal” before going to the site to receive the discount/offer. Here are another two from Pier 1 imports:

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It’s worth coming through ShopAtHome.com and seeing what coupons and deals are on, especially since there are thousands of stores (hello Sephora, Nordstrom and ASOS!)

When you make a purchase, you could earn up to 30 percent cash back on every dollar you spend. Once you’ve earned enough, they send you a check in the mail. Boom!

Alright, I’m going to continue my home decor wish list!

Coral Makeup to Freshen Up Your Look (VIDEO)

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CVS Beauty sent a beauty pack and gift card. A few weeks ago when playing with makeup I found myself feeling happy with the fresh coral color I had on my lips and I realized I wanted more of it! A beauty run to CVS later and I had a handful of coral makeup ready to be worn. Here are a few of my coral makeup favorites which you should consider for spring and summer to freshen up your look. And {Read More}

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Bike Riding in Stella & Dot Style (VIDEO)

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It was a beautiful weekend and Saturday was to die for! It was my prima’s last day before heading back to Chile so my husband and my other cousin and I all took her on a bike ride through Washington, D.C. We hopped on the Capital BikeShare in Alexandria and off we went. Wearing a comfy and stretchy blue dress and sandals,  I finished the look by accessorizing with my new Stella and Dot under $50 Lottie Necklace which had been delivered that {Read More}

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Printacular! Lilly Pulitzer for Target Hits Stores April 19th

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This post contains affiliate links.  If you know me or read my blog you know I adore color — in my home, my kids clothing, my makeup and of course my personal style always has a BURST of color somewhere. Color, especially vibrant prints make this me Oh-So-FELIZ! Nothing screams bright colors and patterns more than American designer Lilly Pulitzer — so naturally when I heard of the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collaboration, it was a very, very happy day. The collection has 250 resort-inspired pieces {Read More}

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Stylish DIY Chalkboard Table for Under $8

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Along with 9 gorgeous mama bloggers, we bring you 10 different ways to embrace the floral trend. Floral shirts are a favorite of mine — the one I have on is from TJ Maxx ($17) that I bought last week before my niece’s first birthday party. I wanted something with patterns not only to look good, but to conceal any stains from my kids (you know what happens after indulging in non-stop candy) and when holding and playing with any other babies. Sure enough, {Read More}

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Seen here is the new super stylish Kleenex Brand Ready to Care Collection by Betsey Johnson as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars #KleenexBetseyStyle Mocos (snot in Spanish) and caca are an everyday occurrence for any mama with children under five. Tissues, wipes, papertowels, napkins, wash cloth, your scarf — you name it, we use it to get the messes cleaned up. You get it. Ok, now that the nasties are done with, let’s talk about the obvious por favor — these insanely gorgeous and stylish Kleenex brand {Read More}

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Spring fashion trends sponsored post in collaboration with J.Jill. Spring! Come on spring! It’s still a bit touch and go here, however slowly but surely warmer days are coming. I’ve put together a video showing you three different looks featuring essential spring fashion trends that any woman, especially us mamas can wear throughout our multi-tasking days. See? You can easily and stylishly transition from a work meeting, to building a fort with your kids in the backyard or play with your toddler on an afternoon {Read More}

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I’m constantly looking for ways to improve or change up my style and look. Not that I’m unsatisfied, but as I’ve said before, it’s not just about getting dressed — it’s a creative process for me and one that I truly get joy from (except for when my jeans won’t go up past my thighs or when I have a permanent indent on my stomach from the button mark… you know, gordita problems.) Together with Ellen of That Chic Mom {Read More}

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