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.
It most certainly looked like fall inside the store! You can’t beat $1 faux pumpkins!
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.
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.
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.
Although, I usually purchase finished pieces ….I am just not that skilled at that kind of stuff!
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) 🙂
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.
And now their “after” with the purchase of 2 packs of lights!
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!
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:)
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:
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.