New Product Review: Stencil Revolution

I’m always on the hunt for unique things to use in decorating my home. Aren’t we all? I mean, we don’t all want to have the same living room decor, do we? We want something that personifies who we are and what our tastes are. We want a home that reflects US and that we’re proud of! Right?!

Glad we cleared that up.

Along my personal road to domestication, I’ve experimented with MANY different forms of decor – lots of DIY decor included in there, too. Lots of successes and lots of failures! But one thing I have never used before is…a stencil. I know, I know. I’m not sure WHY I’ve never taken stenciling into account, but I just haven’t.

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So when Emily from Stencil Revolution contacted me to see if I’d like to check out their stencils, I thought it was a great idea!

I’ll be honest, it was hard for me to decide what stencils I wanted to try out, because Stencil Revolution has an amazing variety of stencils and sizes! In all seriousness, I’ll probably be back for more – they’ve sparked a few other ideas for me. Looking at their selection, I’d never have thought that Stencil Revolution is a small, family-owned operation based out of Spring Hill, Florida – their selection speaks to a much larger organization! It’s good to know, though, that when you place an order, a member of their family personally cuts, packs, and ships it directly to you!

Here’s what Emily sent me:

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I had specific plans for each one, so I got to work quickly!

I started with the “gather” stencil first. I had a wooden sign I wanted to use with it, but it needed some brushing up to make sure it matched the mirrors that were already hanging on the wall I wanted to add to.

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How to Reclaim The Magic In Your Living Spaces!

When it comes to household chores, does it feel like they’re never complete? Especially at the end of winter, when we’re just completely OVER the dreariness that’s been our lives the past few months, and SO ready for some sunshine?

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How about a few ways to bring life back to your interiors? Check these ideas out…

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Vacuum the carpets

It may sound like the most mundane of cleaning tasks, however, vacuum cleaners by Bissell can make even the mundane – such as removing the dust and dirt from the area’s carpets ­– an easy step to having clean and tidy floor spaces. After all, who doesn’t love those vacuum lines after a job well done?

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How to Make Your House Cozy if You Live Alone!

Someone pointed out to me the other day that many of the posts here on the blog are geared towards families. Well, yes, that’s true. I imagine that’s because I’m in the cozy “family” stage of life right now. Much of what I do revolves around my little family, this blog included. 

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But let’s not forget that, before there was a “we” there was a “me”! And I was just as particular about my living spaces then as I am now. So let’s go back to that time, shall we? Oh boy…a simpler time, for sure!

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House aesthetics are one of the integral basics that define one’s personal space. Living solo gives you all the powers of expressing yourself and your art in many cozy forms of home decor. You need not compromise, you need not settle for things and the best part is you can showcase your possessions in your own unique style. If you are looking for ways to make your house comfortable, then here are a few awesome hacks that get the good vibes circulating!

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Why Homeowners Are Using Composite Fence Styles for Their Homes

Mark Twain once wrote a book about Tom Sawyer. In the adventures, Tom Sawyer is sent out to restore Aunt Polly’s fence. The story takes place during the 1840’s inside of a fictional town called St. Petersburg. The whitewashing of the fence is a chore Tom just doesn’t want to do and tries to pawn it off on unsuspecting passersby.

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Let’s be glad we live in an age that has materials we don’t have to whitewash or paint, unless we really want to. If you want to find other ways to improve your yard, installing carefree fences, such as composite fences, is one way to do that. It will improve the overall appearance of the yard and can be done to preserve your property. If the fence is installed properly, it will serve as more than just a stylish upgrade to your home.

Composite Fencing is Stylish, Trendy and Provides Protection for Homeowners

If you are looking for a way to enclose your yard while making it look stylish and attractive to passersby, one choice that people are turning to is composite fencing. The composite fencing is created from the compound of wood and plastic. It is versatile for the homeowner and is available in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors.

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New Product Review: California Design Den

Sheets are important. That is all.

Well, there’s a little bit more.

I’m one of those people who is pretty particular about their sheets. There, I said it. I have certain things I look for when it comes to purchasing sheets for the beds in our home, so when Deepak from California Design Den contacted me about reviewing a set of their sheets, of course I was super interested!

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I hadn’t heard of California Design Den before, so I stopped to do a bit of research, and I was impressed by what I found. From sateens to percales, every set of their sheets are crafted using fine materials, superb craftsmanship, and eco-friendly production processes. Customers can buy their linens through retailers like Wayfair and Nordstrom Rack, and many of their sheets are also best-sellers on Amazon! In addition to sheets, the company also offers duvet covers, comforters and quilts, and their website makes it easy to shop all of their offerings by size, color and fabric.  

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Great! I was excited to get my sheets and see if they lived up to the hype!

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As you can see, I chose a light blue color that coordinates with the blues and yellows of our Master Bedroom. I love the shade! Calming yet rich, and a great compliment to our decor.

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My first test of a new pair of sheets is how they come out of the dryer. If they’ve become twisted and rough in the dryer, I’m already agitated with them when I pull them out. But there was none of that agitation with these sheets. They came out just crisp enough to be considered “new”, but still super smooth to the touch. 

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