Happy Friday friends!  I am looking forward to weekend life! This week was one of those that I did not seem to have my act entirely together. You ever have those?! Between keeping track of which kids needed to be where and a few of my own commitments, I felt a little bit out of it. Thankfully it is Friday! As usual, I am linking up with  Erika, Narci and Andrea. Today, I’m wrapping up my week with some of my favorites including a crafty new store, some porch updates and a fun giveaway!

A.C. Moore Grand Opening

It seems that we have had a lot of fun store grand openings  in Cleveland lately! A few weeks ago, I shared my visit to our new Kirklands store and this week I stopped into a new A.C. Moore! A.C. Moore is an arts and crafts store (similar to Michael’s) but also has some home decor. They had a lot of items on sale and I don’t know if it was because of the opening or that is typical. But I did find that the prices are very reasonable.

What to buy at AC Moore #crafts #crafting #acmoore

It most certainly looked like fall inside the store! You can’t beat $1 faux pumpkins!

Fall decor at AC Moore #crafts #inexpensivefalldecor #diy #fall 

I checked out all of their home decor. I love these galvanized chargers! These would be great for a table setting for any holiday especially Thanksgiving.

Inexpensive galvanized chargers #acmoore #farmhousetablesetting #falldecor #farmhousedecor

Their selection of letters was extensive! It would be fun to mix and match different types of letters for a wall…similar to what we did in the kids’ art room.

Mix different textures of letters for wall decor #wordart #kidsspaces #acmoore #letterart

A.C. Moore also had a good selection of farmhouse/rustic wall decor. Some of the pieces allow for you to DIY or customize if you are crafty.

Farmhouse finds at A.C. Moore #farmhousedecor #walldecor #acmoore #craftstore

Although, I usually purchase finished pieces ….I am just not that skilled at that kind of stuff!

Home Decor Finds at A.C. Moore #farmhousstyle #farmhousedecor #fixerupperstyle

Magic Light Trick

Last week, I talked about my new favorite lights I installed in our built in bookshelf. By installed, I mean adhered the lights with the two sided tape (that was included in the kit) 🙂

Inexpensive undermount lighting for bookshelves #diy #farmhousedecor #bookcase #ideas

I had to order more lights to complete the project and I just wanted to show you the final result! My family really loves this update! The lights add some ambiance to the space. This spot used to be very dark especially when we weren’t using our overhead lights.

It is nice the lights are adhered with strong tape (tiny screws are also included as another option). These bookshelves are original to our 1950’s home, so I wouldn’t want to ever deal with any electrical wiring for lighting.

My mom ended up ordering the lights for her kitchen and she loves them too!

Here is her “before” kitchen.

Inexpensive kitchen lighting #diy #budgetfriendly #kitchenrenovation

And now their “after” with the purchase of 2 packs of lights!

Inexpensive undermount kitchen lighting #diy #budget #cabinets

Magic light trick for undermount lighting #diy #budget #kitchenlighting

What do you think? Nesting with Grace calls this the magic light trick and I couldn’t agree more! Some of you have asked what the battery life is like on the lights and I honestly do not know! I figure we will need to replace the batteries soon since we are using the ones that came with the lights (and I imagine they aren’t of great quality). I’ll keep you posted on how these lights hold up! But, we are happy with this inexpensive update!

Front Porch Fall Decor

In case you missed my post earlier in the week, I talked about ideas for decorating your front porch for the fall season!

Farmhouse Inspired Ideas for Your Fall Porch #fixerupperstyle #falldecor #fallporch #farmhousestyle

I’ve added a few things to my porch since my post, but I will share my final updates with you soon!

Sunless Tanner Giveaway

I am so excited to share a fun giveaway for you!!  Recently, I had the opportunity to try some new sunless tanner products from Versa Spa and I am loving them so far! The sunless tanner skin care line is paraben free, cruelty free and gluten-free. My mom and I both tried out their Gradual Tanning Face Moisturizer.  It’ll be nice to use these products to have a nice healthy glow this winter in the midwest:)

Natural Sunless Tanner Products #crueltyfree #parabenfree

Versa Spa currently has a campaign going on to Tan the Land. They are giving away a free spray tan at participating salons the day AFTER the Cleveland Browns win their first regular season game. As I write this post, the outcome of Thursday’s game is unknown but I sure hope Cleveland is celebrating a win! To find a local salon check out the list here.

Anyway, you do not need to be local to win this ENTIRE BOX of sunless tanner goodies!! 

To Enter the GIVEAWAY: 

 Follow Coffee, Pancakes & Dreams on Facebook or Instagram

Comment below and let me know if you have ever tried sunless tanning (either at home or at a salon!)

Deadline to enter is Thursday, September 27 11:59 AM EST

Healthy School Lunch News Segment

Finally, if you happen to be local, some of the segments from my news story I mentioned here,  is supposed to air this weekend! It should be on the 10 p.m. news tonight (Channel 19 WOIO) and then on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. (Channel 8 CBS).  Also, if you are not in the area, the story will be on the Channel 19 website and Amazon Fire. Either way, I’ll try to share on Facebook as well! Thanks so much for your support:)



That wraps up my week! Don’t forget to enter to win this big prize pack of skin care goodies! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Shannon on September 21, 2018 at 6:51 am

    AC Moore looks just like Michaels from the pictures! I think the new lighting is gorgeous!! I’m going to check this out because my kitchen could use this as well! Hope you have a great weekend! Awesome giveaway!! I have done sunless tanning before and it’s wonderful!!

  2. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady on September 21, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Oh I wished I lived local to you to see you on t.v, so I could say “I knew you when!” 🙂 Love those lights- they add such a nice coziness to the room- have a great weekend Jaclyn!

  3. candy on September 21, 2018 at 8:07 am

    AC Moore reminds me of our local Hobby Lobby. Would be nice to have a second craft store to be able to go and shop around in. Love the look of your new lighting.

  4. Jenna on September 21, 2018 at 8:55 am

    I love those lights! What a great ambiance. I have never heard of AC Moor before, but I would love to go look around. I love those chargers and the pumpkins. So much cute stuff.

  5. Lucy on September 21, 2018 at 8:57 am

    We don’t have anything like this in the U.K. enjoy your shopping trip. I’m not envious at all ?

  6. Stephanie King on September 21, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Thanks for the link for the lights. Ordered some for a similar area in our home! I have tried numerous sunless tanning products including at home and salon. Most either smell or leave me sticky or streaky…

  7. Diane@worthbeyondrubies on September 21, 2018 at 11:10 am

    You made my house hunting so much more urgent with these ideas!!! I feel like I am going to miss out on fall decorating if I don’t find one soon! If I can’t use these ideas this year I will still definitely stock up and use them for next year! I hate the idea of packing and moving all fall and missing out on the great decorating!!

  8. ShootingStarsMag on September 21, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    A.C. Moore looks great! And I love the lights in your bookshelf – it really does make it look nicer and now it’s not so dark.


  9. Stephanie Gibbons on September 21, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    I know right, TGIF! I ♥️ The light thingamajigs! What a difference they make!?.

    I have tried sunless tanning a few years ago and although it looked lovely I STANK like a stale French fry so I never gave it another shot?. Recently I’ve heard wonderful things about this brand…Maybe I should give it a second chance?! ?
    Have a wonderful weekend?

  10. Mother of 3 on September 22, 2018 at 6:59 am

    I have been to AC Moore before but really wish we had one closer! They have such good prices and selections. I love all the accent lighting. My husband and I had planned to put in lights under/in our kitchen cabinets and even ran the wiring for it but have yet to get around to actually doing it… even though we’ve lived here 14+ years! I may have to ask him to get on that.

  11. Dara on September 23, 2018 at 9:42 am

    I used to shop at AC Moore in NJ. I’d love it if it opened here!
    I’d love to enter your giveaway! I have not tried sunless tanner before.

  12. Dana Matthews on September 24, 2018 at 2:40 am

    I’ve never tried a sunless tanning lotion. I’d like to though! Following on FB and IG (@danadenay1967).

  13. Crystal @EatDrinkCLE on September 24, 2018 at 10:00 am

    I haven’t used sunless tanner in YEARS but would love to try it. I hate how pasty I get in the winter.

    Sorry I had to miss the AC Moore event – that store looks great and would have loved to hang out! I need that little tin cow in my life lol

  14. Sharon Rooney on September 25, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Following you on Facebook as Sharon Rooney and on Instagram as jerseygirl6312.
    Yes, I have had a spray tan in the past.

  15. Ashley B on September 26, 2018 at 12:28 am

    I use Jergens at home sometimes. Haven’t tried anything else!

  16. Serena on September 26, 2018 at 7:39 am

    I’m following you on Instagram. I’ve never tried any sunless tanning products.

  17. Kelly McGrew on September 26, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    I followed on FB as Kelly McGrew – I have not tried sunless tanning products!

  18. Lisa Wahl on September 26, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    I have never tried sunless tanning

  19. Janice B on September 26, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    I love AC Moore!! I go there for so many things, not just craft items. And I’m always able to find some great Christmas presents there. As for the sunless tanning I tried it once at a Fitness center. It was the ultraviolet lights and they didn’t do much for me. Maybe I wasn’t in long enough. But I’d love to try these products and see if I have better results.

  20. meghan on September 27, 2018 at 11:08 am

    I have tried both at home and at a spa!

  21. Kayla klontz on September 27, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    I’ve tried sunless tanning, I honestly prefer it to tanning with the sun just because the damage the sun does. Some of the tanners I’ve tried made my skin more of an orange color though so I’m looking for a product that looks more real.

  22. monique s on September 27, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    I have tried it at home and I turned out super orangey….lol. I followed you on facebook

  23. Shirley Emitt on September 27, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    I have never tried sunless tanning, never been brave enough.

  24. Barbara Blanton on September 27, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    I have tried both sunless tanning at home and at a spa I don’t tan in the sun I burn 🙂

  25. Margaret S Porter on September 27, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    I try to use sunless tanning products before we go on a cruise or beach trip.

  26. Katie Bellamy on September 27, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    I’ve never tried anything like this, but I’m intrigued!

  27. Trish Carlson on September 27, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    No, I have never tried this but I would love to

  28. kelly woods on September 27, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    I love A.C. Morre. I wish we had one near us. I love the decorations, the lighting and all. And although I have never tried the sunless taning product I would love to. Thank you 🙂 🙂 🙂

  29. Jen on October 12, 2018 at 11:43 am

    New subscriber here, and I am already in looooove with your blog! (Found you from the Friday Favorites linkup at Momfessionals). I love yourcabinet/bookshelf lights – I’m totally going to order some for my own house…..maybe both the kitchen and our living room shelving!

    • Jaclyn on October 12, 2018 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks Jen and welcome!! So glad you stopped by and said hello. We’ve had the lights for almost a month now and we still love them!!

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