Friday, December 21, 2012

Glasses USA Review

Good Morning Lovelies!
I am going to share with a wonderful review I got to have recently. I was emailed by GlassesUSA.com to try out their site and look at their eyeglasses. I feel in love with so many I had a horrible trying to figure out what I wanted. So what is nice about GlassesUSA? They have designer glasses at a WONDERFUL price and you can try them on in the virtual mirror feature. Which if you are like me you have to see the glasses on your face before making a decisions  I have a small face frame... and it wasn't until about 3 years ago that I finally started finding adult glasses to fit my face. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Mug Swap Link Up

Hello Everyone! I have written this post in advance... I am on little blog break. (I will post a picture of what I receive when I get the chance) There is so much going on right now I don't have time to do much. I can't wait to check all of your mugs. If you still haven't received a mug please let me know by emailing me at heatherlyloves(at)gmail.com
I will do my best and get back to you ASAP.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!



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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Guest Post::Turning your Functional Bathroom In To A Loveable Living Space Ready For Your Christmas Guest

I would like to welcome Helen, she blogs over at... HDBathroomDesignerShe has a wonderful blog about bathrooms and designing. Today she is sharing how to have a wonderful Bathroom for your quest during Christmas. 

Creating a Charismatic Christmas Bathroom
Bathrooms are and always will be primarily functional spaces; they exist to serve a purpose. But does this mean that we have to sacrifice form for function? Absolutely not, and with the festive period just around the corner, what better time than now to create a friendly inviting bathroom that you and your Christmas guests can enjoy.


Now we all tend to accumulate far more bathroom products than we really need, and without sufficient storage space available, even the largest bathrooms will begin to feel cramped and cluttered. So, to give yourself a solid foundation upon which to build your new, welcoming bathroom, some furniture is a must.
A fitted vanity unit will allow you to keep your basin area clear of clutter whilst keeping all of your daily essentials neatly organised and within easy reach. As a fitted unit, it will also help to conceal the plumbing connecting your taps and basin to the water mains, resulting in a far more streamlined bathroom. Upgrading from your bathroom mirror to a mirrored cabinet is another great way to add some subtle extra storage capacity whilst retaining the same functionality as before. An illuminated mirrored cabinet is the best possible combination, as the additional light source will not only provide you with a glamorous and easy to use vanity area, but will also help the room to appear larger.


Another famous way to enhance the feeling of space in a room is by keeping the walls painted a light colour. White is often the preferred choice, but when combined with a white bathroom sweet, the results can be a little cold and sterile. A light pastel shade will retain the same light- and space-enhancing qualities, but with much more friendly and inviting results. Similarly, naturally finished wooden furniture, whether light or dark, will add a real tactile appeal to your decor that will make for a much more relaxing and enjoyable space.
This time of year, it’s especially important to have a warm and cosy bathroom, and there are two key methods that will help you achieve this. A chrome finished heated towel rail, rather than the traditional radiator, will warm your bathroom, create a stylish focal design point and ensure that you and your Christmas visitors have access to warm, dry towels whenever you need them. Underfloor heating is now more affordable and more effective than ever before, and is the perfect way to get rid of the risk of frozen toes, whilst creating luxurious ambient warmth.


These are just a few simple changes to help get you started creating your ideal cozy, Christmas bathroom. There are hundreds more great tips and ideas available out there, so get clicking and find your favorites!

Helen Davies is a senior content writer for Better Bathrooms, who sell good looking contemporary and traditional bathroom furniture at realistic prices.

Thanks for being her Helen!


Have a wonderful week, not to much longer and Christmas will be here!

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Custom Family Rules Sign + Giveaway

I recently got the opportunity to review a fun and easy DIY project. 
When Andrea from Signs By Andrea emailed me, I was thrilled to be able to do my first review. I went right on over to check out what she was offering...
 After checking out this video:

Thursday, December 6, 2012

DIY Pine Cone Decor

Here is another post from Rose's and I blog we had together.
Hope you all enjoy...

But first! Do you want to win a KITCHEN AID mixer?!
I know I'd love to!!
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I don't about you all but I love walking into a store at Christmas time and smelling the cinnamon pine cones. I bought some last year and bought more again this year. When I was pulling all the Christmas decor out... I could smell the pine cones! It was great! I have so many now and I wanted a way to display them instead of having them in a bowl or on the Christmas Trees.
This is what I did....



Its so simple too. All I did was cut the green ribbon at different lengths and hot glued one end of the ribbon onto the pine cone. Then I made all red bows for each one. They were also hot glued on. I then lined them all up and tied a knot at the top and a red bow and hung it with a pipe cleaner onto our fan.

I have seen pictures of these hanging on doors as a wreath.

The one thing I love about pine cones is that you can have them out during fall through winter. So if you wanted to keep yours up during that time.

This year I hung these over our kitchen sink. (we have a corner sink)


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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

Hello Everyone! I shared this last year on my other blog, that I shared with my good friend Rose, she now blogs over at A Rosie Sweet Home. Not only did I share this last year I shared it this year over at Bear Rabbit Bear with Melanie at her Christmas in July.
I hope you all enjoy what I have to share with you today.
But first...
My Christmas Mug Swap Link up is on the 17th, come by and see all the wonderful mugs everyone got.


Then second..
I am going to be having a giveaway VERY VERY Soon! Just in time for Christmas.
 How about I just do it this FRIDAY! 
Head on over to Signs By Andrea and you will see what it is all about.