Off to Hogwarts we go

Harry Potter… calling Harry Potter!

I don’t know many people who haven’t read the books or watched the movies. As a family we love the series and the movies. We were so excited to go to Universal two years ago to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Have you been?

Butter beer is a must. It was sweeter than I liked but you have to have it at least once right!

Kids enjoyed picking out a wand. This was like a huge souvenir purchase but they really didn’t get much else except maybe a T-shirt lol!

She begged but I had to draw the line, at least she got a pic in one, not like she would have ever worn it again 😂

Had to get chocolate frogs, well just had to!

Of course the Hogwarts express train was perfect to get from one side of park to the other.

Great memories!

Be prepared for long lines but it was a fun trip!!!

I’m so excited that Origami Owl is partnering with Warner Brothers for a Harry Potter collection!!! I squealed when I heard the news!

We won’t have more details for at least another month. I have many guesses as to what charms we will carry. What would you like to see? If you want to be one of the first to catch a glimpse be sure to join my community 😉

Want an opportunity to win the new Spring collection(Harry Potter not included)? I have the details in my community for all my VIPS

Eeeek! This beloved book series is turning 20 YEARS OLD this year and Origami Owl is celebrating by introducing a new Harry Potter for Origami Owl collection coming this spring! Can you believe that?! Where are my Harry Potter fans??

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Fresh minty kisses + a Giveaway

It’s here!  It’s here!!! I received my two free XO Peppermint Lip Oils I earned earlier this month with Willing Beauty in the mail today and it is better than I even expected!  In my daughters words:

oh, oh this is nice, it’s like a fresh mint, it tingles but in a good way

Now is the time to get on my waitlist as I know these will sell out quickly, best part is if you aren’t satisfied we have a 100% happiness guarantee. I’ll say it again, 100% happiness guarantee!  Who wouldn’t love that, it’s risk free and it’s only $12 with a $1 from each going back to help single mothers in need with our Willing Hearts Project.

I have more great news, I’m partnering with a friend for a giveaway where you will receive two XO Lip Oils – coconut + peppermint(limited edition) and a pair of Agnes & Dora leggings.  How sweet is that? It’s simple, visit my community to find out how to enter

Show em’ some love, freshen up and shine on

Keep

It

Simple

Sweetie

Simple mom, simple life, simple skincare

but first coffee

Morning Sunshine ☀️

Coffee is always a good idea, simple mom here, running on caffeine and the good Lord to get me thru the day.

All this world needs right now is some hope, faith, love and coffee ☕️

Pinterest has been my go to for all things to use as inspiration for our “new” home. I wanted a coffee bar station. Hubby was going to help and make me a side table to be near cabinet by our breakfast nook but I decided to save that space for room when I ask him to build our breakfast nook corner bench 😂

So I began searching coffee bar cabinet station, I have the space and it worked out well I think

I found the coffee mug stand on Amazon, have to love prime! I would still like to add a few canisters, coffee, sugar, and tea. If you have some you love please share.

We are focusing on one room at a time, I’ll post later about my new office and our dining room, I’m so happy with both!

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Hoop there it is….

Have you seen our new fall collection yet? I'm happy to send you a take out menu aka catalog through the mail 😉 I have these in silver and rose gold and absolutely love them 💕 Which ones can I put you down for? I plan to order the gunmetal eye candy jewel earrings because why not, they are gorgeous 😍 With my goal to be a force for good here are my thoughts…..
FUNDRAISER> I will donate $1 for every pair purchased to a local women's shelter!

Find these beauties plus more here

Work in progress

It's a small nook next to my bedroom, it was a burgundy color so I wanted to change that. I found a neat looking piece at Hobby Lobby so I went with that in mind. I picked a blue gray color to paint it after two coats of Kiltz. I can't wait until it's finished, but I still need something to put on the ledge inside, not sure what I want there yet….
Like I said, work in progress 😉

Home Sweet Home 

We lived in this house for 11 years and it served us well, at only 1350 square feet, but we had all we needed.  Though I have always wanted a dining room and an office, I figured maybe one day.  


I have never complained or been ungrateful, at least we had a roof over our head.  

In March of this year we decided to just start looking around to see what houses on the market were going for.  It’s hard to not fall in love with a house when you start looking but I told myself everyday, what’s meant to be will be, it’s all in Gods hands.  We decided to stay close, looking in the subdivision next to ours.  It had so much more to offer amenities wise and we didn’t want to change ours kids schools, we love their current school.  

We followed all the tips and advice to declutter and depersonalize our home, then with the help of family we repainted to neutral colors.  House was now ready to put on the market.  Unfortunately one of the homes I fell in love with changed from sale to pending sale.  Even though I was disappointed I knew in my heart that it wasn’t meant to be our home.  So the search continued…

Our home was only listed for two days before we had offers, what a blessing.  We accepted one of the offers and everything started happening pretty fast after that, but it didn’t feel fast.  I was so anxious to get out and start looking at homes for us.  Another home I had saved changed from sale to pending, again I had to think it wasn’t the home for us.  So we branched out after searching which subdivisions would stay with our kids schools and began making our list of homes to see.  

I can’t even remember how it all happened but a few weeks later I received a notification from HAR that one of the homes I saved was put back on the market.  I took that as a sign 💕 We had our list for our realtor of homes we wanted to see.  It was the second appointment for that day, we instantly fell in love and I just knew in my heart this was the one.  The process began 🤗 EXCITED feeling to say the least!  

So much work left to do but we happily did it, we wanted our homebuyers to be happy, well, because karma.  We received the same treatment from the owners of the home we were purchasing.  Everything was working out, like it was meant to be.  

As some of you may know, I have been a designer with Origami Owl for 5 years and it was our 5th year anniversary convention planned for July 12-15.  I had my convention tickets, plane tickets and hotel reserved and I couldn’t wait to go.  I’m not getting off topic, there is a reason for me to mention this!  Guess when our closing date was scheduled for?  Ahh, if you guessed July 14th you would be correct!  So thankful and blessed to have a loving and understanding husband, though it wasn’t always easy we figured it all out.  Happy to report while I was away at the O2 Experience, hubby took care of everything and some of my family came to help start the move until I returned, which was only two days later.  It all worked out.  


Feeling incredibly blessed, I have my dining room and office now 💕 plus a little more ☺️ 

Now the fun part of unpacking is happening.  Boxes, and more boxes everywhere, lol.  

What color should I paint our new dining room? 


I plan to add wainscoting and reupholster our chairs to a shade of gray.  Painted was left from previous owner, it’s not going to stay there.  Also they left us the most beautiful pewter chandelier in the attic, the current one in the dining room is gold and I had planned to spray paint it, so what a wonderful surprise it was to find one in the attic!  Spam me with your ideas…. 

I have tons saved on Pinterest 

Stressed but Blessed

 

I need to be in two places at once this weekend…..

So naturally I am stressed.  I’m not sure how other moms deal.  My daughter has a D.I. competition and I have to be at an event all day.  If I could have a superpower for a day it would definitely be to have super speed, I know I can’t be in two places at once, but super speed could help!  momlifesuperpowers

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