Let's be honest: how many of us discovered so many things in our homes that needed attention once we were forced to sit still with it all???
My poor sweet husband has had to listen to me gripe about how much I hate the wall color in our home since the day we saw it and decided to buy it, and to be fair, I still do and someday we'll be able to have the entire house repainted but for now.....
We were fortunate enough to collaborate with PhotoWall for this Master Bedroom Glow up! It wasn't a complete renovation but we did quite a lot to make this into a more serene, grown up space!
Here's our oh-so-glamourous before shot of our bedroom! We were in desperate need y'all!
Now I'll be real honest, I've never worked with wallpaper before. Like the closest I've ever gotten to wallpaper is when we made a paper mache chocolate waterfall for the jr high play in 7th grade! Hahaha so to say we were noobs is a complete understatement but we were willing to try it out!
When I finally picked out the print I wanted, I knew I needed to change up the walls in our room too because this contractor beige nasty color is just that - nasty. So I used the handy dandy Home Depot ProjectColor App to find the perfect shade of white to match the wallpaper (also did you know there's a million shades of white??? WHY?!) I ran to Home Depot, wearing my mask made by a sweet lady in my neighborhood so I could stay as safe as possible while being out, and grabbed a sample of Winter Morn from Glidden! It has a slight purple hue when you open the container but it's a gorgeous white once it's on the walls!
When we got the product it was even more gorgeous in person than online! I was so excited to finally make an accent wall in our room. As we got started we discovered that they had given us quite a bit extra on the bottom of each panel (which could absolutely be my fault when entering measurements, lezzzzbe real) so we tried to move it up a bit to keep the excess a bit less but that was our first mistake hahaha
About halfway through we realized we had made an even bigger mistake so we just kinda made it work hahaha I won't tell you the mistake for fear of making ourselves look fools (again) but I will say that once we were finished we realized how we should have started and begun the process. Aaaaaaand we also realized that that was what the instructions were telling us the entire time but we were just too impatient/inexperienced to understand that hahaha OOOPS! *facepalm*
Overall, we discovered we are not handy enough to handle wallpaper on another surface hahaha the product we received is incredible, amazing quality, and for people that have done wallpaper before it's probably easy but for us that have never done anything like this it was a bit over our heads hahahaha
After getting this gorgeous wallpaper up on the wall, I knew we needed something else to make it even better and more of a grown up room - enter Wayfair with a killer sale!!
We've been without a headboard since we moved into this house because it got broken in the truck - it's always at least one thing right?? When I found this one on Wayfair I was so excited! It's the perfect simple style with just a hint of glam ya know?? We've been wanting wall lamps for a long time, even before we moved into this house. I knew the general idea of what I was looking for but couldn't ever find the right one until these beauties showed up on my search! And on a serious sale too to boot! I was so happy to add them to my cart!
One of the only things I actually liked in our room before was the vinyl on the wall with the words from our wedding song. So I knew I needed something to be able to have them back up again. My sweet friend and her husband actually built me this 24 X 36 sign and then I painted it and used vinyl from Expressions Vinyl to complete it!
My heart has been so happy these past couple days with a beautiful new master bedroom! I have PhotoWall to thank for this amazing transformation! And as a thank you, they're also giving me a discount code for all of you lovely people!
Use code: ourhappilyeverafter2021 at checkout for 25% off your treasure for your walls!
They have so many amazing prints, it took me almost 3 weeks to finally narrow it down and then an extra one to make sure this was the one!
Thanks PhotoWall for the opportunity and the amazing wallpaper makeover!
Welcome to September everyone!!
I wish I could say it was cooling down in AZ but we just had two weeks or more of heat advisories that lasted multiple days sooooo we still melting over here hahaha I'm here today to talk about a new company I just found!
They're called Formulate and they are custom shampoo and conditioner wizards!
You take a simple hair quiz: type, length, heat treated, colored, etc and then tell them your hair goals: glossy, scalp health, UV protection, color last, etc and BAM! They create a one of a kind formula JUST for you!
You can choose up to 6 hair goals for your combo and a scent AND strength OF that scent, It was magical! I chose the Shoreline scent and it was AMAZING.
My hair goals were: Color Protection (hello purple hair), thermal protection (from AZ heat), glossy hair, nourish roots, and improve scalp health (I've been dealing with an itchy scalp for a few years now and it annoys me).
Here's a video I did talking about my experience and sometimes it's better to listen than read hahahaha
The formula may not have worked great for my hair BUT my scalp was much better! I loved working with this amazing company AND because they love you all so much, we've partnered to do a giveaway for one FREE set of shampoo and conditioner set! One person will win the free set but every entry will receive a discount for the products if you desire to try them!
Click the link here to enter to win!!Check out their website to see more testimonials and how their process works! It's truly something to admire!
Y'all know Christmas is my favorite time. I mean really. I put my tree up as soon as Halloween is over just because I need that sweet spirit that accompanies the season.
The other way I keep that Spirit with me is through music. I recently received Garth Smith's
A Sacred Christmas and I immediately fell in love with it.
The music is so soothing, brings the Spirit into our home and is just beautiful. Garth arranges this music so creatively and take it back to the original beauty of the piece. Simple and natural.
My absolute favorite song on this CD is Heaven's Hallelujah. Hands down the best one there. When I first heard it I was expecting the normal Hallelujah song, oh how surprised was I! And now every time I hear it I tear up because THIS is why we celebrate. It's a gorgeous rendition of the song with so much more meaning.
Most of this CD is instrumental but the vocals used are incredible! Such pure voices and the power is astounding! Just trust me on this and get yourself a copy! The link above takes you to Garth's website where you can purchase it or it's available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify. You can also purchase from Deseret Book in store or online. It's completely worth the price and he's so talented I can't wait to buy more of his work!
And if you're looking for more ways to keep your Christmas Christ centered, watch my latest FB video to see the Countdown I'm using this year!
My lovely friends how are you all?? I feel like the days are just flying by am I right?! Soon it will be the new year and I just can't believe how fast it's going!
A couple months ago I was talking to my friend Alyx about something via Marco Polo (visual walkie talkie app) and I was like "EW! My teeth look soooo yellow when I wear red lipstick!" and I have discovered that I LOVE a bold lip color. I wasn't too happy about it cuz yellow teeth are gross am I right?
So I was ecstatic when Smile Brilliant contacted me for this post!
*I received product complimentary but all opinions are 100% my own*
They are a teeth whitening company that deals in whitening systems! They're perfect for us busy moms if I do say so myself! Whitening sessions themselves can be anywhere from 45 minutes up to 3 hours! Totally depending on your preference, time schedule, and teeth sensitivity.
Now I don't know about you but I absolutely hate going to the dentist. Like it makes me cringe. So doing a whitening treatment in my home sounded wonderful, only one problem - I'm not a dental professional! What if I messed it up?? Guys, this is fool-proof. They literally send you everything you need with perfectly clear instructions. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy.
I received my box with the things needed to make my impressions (I'm sparing you the process pictures cuz NO ONE needs to see that haha) and it was super fun and painless. I sent my impressions in and within 2 weeks had my custom trays for my teeth!
I noticed a difference after just 2 sessions! My teeth were whiter and weren't staining as easily (cuz you KNOW I'm not giving my Dr Pepper up no ma'am!) and it was so simple to do!
The recommended thing to do is to do it before bed. Makes sense right? Don't want to stain too much after doing a session. However, this doesn't always work out to be the best time. I did most of mine at night before just like it suggested BUT I also did a few during the day during naptime (and currently as I type this post I have them going hahaha). Soooooo easy! And each syringe has enough for at least 3-4 sessions each. Guys this system is so generous in giving you bang for your buck.
I got the sensitive system because even after getting my wisdom teeth pulled, I experience a little nerve sensitivity and such still. So I wanted to be extra careful with my whitening techniques! And I mean LOOK at this before and after!
For a fraction of the cost of a whitening at the dentist! And I can do it in the comfort of my own home, in my pajamas while watching Outdaughtered or some other form of entertainment when no one is bugging me for something hahaha
And you lucky ducks are in for such a treat! The amazing team at Smile Brilliant is giving away a system for ONE OF YOU!! Enter below to win!! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
And for all of you that want to try this right now I have a coupon code for you!! 10% off!
Just enter ourhappilyeverafterblog10 when you check out ;)
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Last week we went on our family vacation to Disneyland, my favorite place of course, and I shared most of our adventures on my InstaStories! If you don't already follow me, you really kinda should cuz I'm hilarious haha
SO! I wanted to show you the Disneyland swag we were sporting while we visited the parks!
First up I painted these shoes to help make the girls' Minnie Disneybounds (aka, dressing up but not in a costume) more authentic and look perfect!
Initially I thought I would just buy yellow shoes for them but to be honest, kids shoes are so expensive and I was able to make these at a fraction of what already-yellow shoes would cost. I got their dresses from Alyx who used to do a children's clothing boutique! The shirts and leggings are from Children's Place!
We also got the AMAZING opportunity to work with Magic on Main and we got some super cute stuff!!
The bracelet was ALLLLLL the heart eye emojis guys! If you're relatively new to the blog, I had the privilege of working at Disneyland for a year as a college internship in 2010. I worked in the stores in Tomorrowland, Fantasyland and ToonTown. I also was a hat writer for a few months of that time (writing names on hats was literally the BEST!) Tomorrowland though is my "homeland" I was trained and learned the ways of the Force there so it holds a very very special place in my heart and I rarely see anything celebrating this spot of Disneyland.
So as soon as I saw that bracelet, I HAD to have it! The girls were more than excited for their pink princess shirts! "After all, if you dream a thing more than once it's sure to come true" (points if you know which movie that's from!)
I got some other amazing Disney bling from another shop on Etsy that I fell in love with. These bracelets are so fun, easy to put on too! I will say though I somehow lost one of the charms for the Disney Parks themed one and I was super devastated! The stroller had gotten knocked over and the bracelets flew off! Luckily I found them but my one casualty was that charm :(
These ears have been so much fun!! I ordered these when the owner was still on the team for Fantasy Ears Co but she has now broken off to do her own shop: Castle Design Co! She's the sweetest and I have LOVED these! I got stopped so many times and asked about them!
This shirt was also super popular! The most I got asked about it was when I was sitting at Red Rose Taverne eating The Grey Stuff (which by the way, IS totally delicious!!). I got this from Kind Hearts Vinyl and Decals!! She's so nice (and lives close by thank heavens!) and it's amazing quality!
Next time you're on the hunt for some good Disney gear, check out these AMAZING shops!!
Here you will find love, magic, bookworm favorites, Disney tips, and a family on their journey to Happy Ever After!