What’s your decorating style?

Note: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Havertys. The opinions and text are all mine.

Quick! What’s your decorating style? Today, right now, what decorating style best describes what you would like your home to feel like? I know, I know it is so hard to nail it down to just a few words. But given these choices, what would you pick?

  1. Casual, Pure, Rustic Chic
  2. Eclectic, Versatile, Unique
  3. Timeless, Tailored, Classic
  4. Streamlined, Functional, Sleek

For me, it was a tough choice between Eclectic and Streamlined. I think eclectic, versatile, and unique fits me best! I like to keep my options open, so unique basically means anything goes, right? Plus I’m lovin’ the sectional in this pic:

Check out Havertys Look Book for picture examples of the other 3 styles. Honestly, there are elements I like to all 4 of the looks! I seriously would not mind if the Venice Framed Art in the Timeless look appeared in my house, ha! Or that Avondale Trestle Table in the casual look! Come to mama pretty table! It’s good to know what style you lean towards, but also fun to mix it up. And looking at pictures always helps me get a better feel for what works well together.

decorating style?

1. Avondale Trestle Table (Timeless look)

2. Venice Framed Art (Timeless look)

3. Chase Mirror (Casual look)

4. Parker Chair (Eclectic look)

So, tell me… what’s your decorating style?

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Havertys. The opinions and text are all mine.

Girls night out {or in!} + a free printable

Note: This post is sponsored by World Market. As always, all opinion are my own!

Let’s be honest, girls nights have become a little trickier with the Max baby on the scene. Tricky is an understatement, I really mean non existent.  So, I thought it could be fun to host a girls night in, glamping style! Well, kind of a girls night out (just outside!). Think hammocks and pillows and a little picnic action! That way, baby boy and Daddy can hang out inside in case Max needs a snack, and I get to lay on a hammock and eat popcorn and chocolate and drink wine with my girls! Sounds delightful, right?!

Tips for hosting a girls night in

Just for the record, this has not actually happened yet, but I did a little photo shoot to show you (and me) how easy it would be to set up! Oh and check out my 5 tips for a girls night in at the bottom of the post! Looks pretty cozy, right? And I can 100% vouch for the awesomeness of that hammock. (So can Max!) And how cute are these pillows? I love the orange Buddah pillow!

Girls night out ideas

 

World Market Italian sodas are always yummy! And here’s a fun little party favor to give your girls at the end of the evening! Just  a little “Thank you for being so Tea-rrific!” (You might remember a similar printable I made for Mother’s day.) Just download the printable and use washi tape to stick it to these cute tins if tea, yum, cute, and best of all easy!

{Download the “Thank you for being so Tea-rrific!” printable here}

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So, here are the 5 tips for planning a girls night in:

  • Atmosphere: Cozy! Hammocks, blankets, and pillows make any outdoor space better!
  • Decor: Don’t be scared to grab a table from inside and pillows form your couch. Oh and make sure and have trays to set drinks on!
  • Guest list: Keep it at 5 people or less, including you! It will make it less stressful for you and everyone can hang out in one spot and talk together!
  • Food: Keep is simple and make the planning easy on yourself! Popcorn, wine, Italian soda, cheese and crackers, share a few chocolate bars…
  • Party favor: This will make the evening that much more memorable, and make your girls feel special!

 

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When to start brushing baby teeth?

Note: This post was sponsored by Aquafresh through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Aquafresh, all opinions are my own.”

In case you didn’t know, I have the most adorable baby in all of the land. True! And I’ve clearly turned into an obnoxious, crazy over picture sharing mom! Being a mom is really the toughest job ever, I mean I’m trying to do it all right, but it’s hard, y’all! There is so much to learn (15 things I’ve already  learned right here). Oh and you have to learn it all on very little sleep. (What’s up with that?!)  And yea, the internet, that place is scary! With all of it’s information and opinions about everything from vaccines to breastfeeding to tummy time, and heck, even when you are supposed to brush their little teeth or gums! Yep, gums need brushin’ too!

So, today’s dilemma… When to start brushing baby teeth or gums? I asked on C.R.A.F.T. facebook, and got lots of answers, you can see them all here. I agree with Aquafresh that good habits start now! And Aquafresh is, after all, the little mouth experts ™. I mean, why not start them while they’re young so brushing is just part of life?  Makes sense to me. That way when he does grow teeth, he’s already used to the daily brushing routine. He’s 10 weeks old this week, and we are working on a nightly routine and I just added brushing the gums to it!

brushing baby teeth

Did you know that compared to your tooth enamel, your baby’s is 50% thinner. crazy, right? That’s why you need expert protection! Here’s what I like about Aquafresh training toothpaste:

 

  • The training toothpaste is fluoride free
  • The toothpaste is safe to swallow (since it is fluoride free)
  • No artificial colors or preservatives

 

Maxwell hasn’t actually tested out the toothpaste yet since he is not 3 months old, but we are brushing the gums with a damp, soft cloth! And we are working on our toothbrush holding skills! He’s a little confused as to what he should do with it…. brush his hair?

when to start brushing baby teeth

Use as a mustache prop?

when to start brushing baby teeth

 

June 23rd will be the 3 month mark when we whip out the tooth paste! Oh and use the product as directed on label. How old was your baby when you started brushing? And another, when did your baby get teeth? I’ve heard it can be as early as 3 months or as late as a year. I was the late bloomer who did not get a tooth until I was one year old!

 

Psst… want more Maxwell posts, here is our birth story!