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Check It Out: 2014 Advent Calendar

It’s time for our 6th annual family advent calendar! Every day from December 1st until December 25th, we have planned a Christmas related activity for our family. Some are big, some are small, some are for the entire family while others just for Brad and I. Throughout the month, I will be sharing some of those activities and traditions and hope you stop by and do the same.

Happy Holidays!
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December 1 Heading to the Christmas tree farm. Decorating our Christmas tree
December 2 Decorating Jack and Dylan’s Christmas tree
December 3 Outside Christmas lights, wreaths and bows will go up
December 4 Decorating the mantle above the fireplace and entry way
December 5 Baking Christmas cookies with Jack
December 6 Breakfast with St. Nicholas at Jack’s Preschool
December 7 Holiday craft day
December 8 Wrapping Christmas gifts
December 9 Signing & mailing our Christmas cards
December 10 Starting reading Christmas books before bedtime
December 11 Buying white poinsettias
December 12 Making homemade hot chocolate with s’mores & drinking it by our fireplace
December 13 Enjoying a North Pole breakfast at home 
December 14
The Polar Express & Christmas party at Brad’s parent’s house
December 15 Enjoying a North Pole breakfast at home
December 16 Watching Santa Clause with Jack
December 17 Visting Lights of The South
December 18 Attending Jack’s Christmas party at Preschool
December 19 Visiting Lights of the South
December 20 Heading to a family friend’s annual Christmas party
December 21 Making poinsettia cocktails + watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
December 22 Grocery shopping for our Christmas Eve dinner
December 23 Christmas party at Brad’s grandmother’s house
December 24 Christmas Eve dinner at home with my family
December 25 Christmas morning brunch with Brad’s family at their lake house

Check It Out: Fabulous Furniture Sales today on OKL

Complete your home with practical pieces for every room with the great furniture sales being featured today on One Kings Lane. From sofas and headboards to nightstands and ottomans, there is something for everyone at great prices. These sales are only available for a limited time so make sure to check them out today at One Kings Lane!

One Kings Lane Sale

One Kings Lane has endlessly versatile pieces make any home feel inviting and warm – check out their latest sales today!

Check It Out: Clementine Daily

Have you visited Clementine Daily yet? The brain child of über cool and talented Erin Loechner, Clementine Daily celebrates the beauty of today’s multi-faceted, modern woman by creating a space for real women living authentic-sometimes-frenzied-often-harried-but-always-inspired lives.
Check it out: Clementine DailyErin and her team will share tips and tricks, products, stories, advice and lots of inspiration to help women live a more meaningful life by finding beauty in the everyday.

Check It Out: Collaboration – Phillip Lim for Target

I’ve been known to get super excited about Target collaborations but I don’t think I’ve EVER been this excited before. Have you seen the newly released Phillip Lim for Target lookbook? There isn’t a piece from this collection that I don’t love. Check out some of my favorite items from this collaboration below.

 For the complete set of items visit Refinery 29 and for a promotional video click here.

Collaborations:  Phillip Lim for Target

Phillip Lim for Target collection will be available on September 15th at most Target stores and

Collaborations:  Phillip Lim for Target

ABOUT THE COLLECTION – 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target features a range of apparel and accessories, including shoes, bags and travel accessories for men and women. Rooted in a classic fall palette of neutral tones and prints, the collection features more than 100 items and ranges in price from $19.99 to $299.99 for apparel and $19.99 to $59.99 for accessories. Standout pieces include bags, dresses and a trench coat for women, and shoes and a leather moto jacket for men. Travel accessories, such as a duffle and multipurpose pouches for women and men, round out the collection.

Check It Out: HomeRight Deck Washer

We recently hosted a couples baby shower for some dear friends of ours, it was the perfect excuse to gather family and friends together for a sweet celebration. It was also the perfect occasion to use our HomeRight Deck Washer Flow-Through Broom for the first time. Our deck was in serious need of some deep cleaning before the party. Stains, muddy doggie footprints, dried up flowers, all needed to go before the shower started.

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The two-in-one HomeRight Deck Washer Flow-Through Broom is a powerful scrubbing broom with water jet nozzles that easily attach to your garden hose. The Deck Washer uses the power of water to scrub a surface clean while you sweep. Its stiff bristles loosen and push debris, while the water jets blast the area clean. It has a 13” bristle broom with water jet nozzles and durable three-piece aluminum extension handle with foam grips.

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It took Brad less than 3 minutes to clean the deck (check out the video here) and it looked great! The process not only took less time but it was less labor intensive. The Deck Washer is light weight and easy to store – the adjustable aluminum extension handle can be taken apart.

Layers of Meaning: HomeRight Deckk

Layers of Meaning: HomeRight Deckk

Our next project before summer is over, is to restain the deck. It’s been a few years since we’ve done so and the direct sun has started to fade certain areas. Georgia weather allows us to be outdoors well into fall so we like to keep out deck in good shape all year round.