candle lights

candle lights

Following up on my previous post of my love of Halloween, part two of setting the scene to get everyone in the mood for a spooky evening is lighting!  You can't go wrong with candlelight. One of my favorite products that we make is our candle holder made from reclaimed wine barrels. I use this everywhere - a bath, on the patio, on window sills...pretty much anywhere that you need mood lighting. In this case, it's perfect for creating a fun coffee table centerpiece for a small Halloween gathering. With 5 non-scented votives, it creates enough light to make an impact and if you have appetizers set out on the table, it doesn't distract from the yummy smells. Many of us also have faux fireplaces that are a decorative touch but don't actually hold fires or even have wood burning ones in which you don't actually want to light because it's not cold enough. This candle holder is long enough to fill the cavity of the fireplace and perfectly fill the space. Once lit, it gives off enough light to make the fireplace come alive. In my case, we have a gas fireplace so by putting the candle holder on the coffee table, it just creates more lighting throughout the space. As you can see in the photo, I also utilized our medium crate in my favorite color for this holiday to elevate the centerpiece and really showcase the candle holder. I really just love products that you can use for any occasion and for so many things!

Get the candle holder today at: Amazon
Our crates are also still available at: Amazon
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Mid Week Renewal

Mid Week Renewal


Who else can't believe that it's only TUESDAY?! Is it just me or has this week crawled by? When I need a pick me up after a long day, there's really only one thing that will do the trick. That's a warm bath with a good book and just some time away from all the hustle and bustle of life. I find that people are usually shower or bath types and I am definitely a bath lover. I feel like those that claim that showers are better just haven't had a proper bath experience. It involves either bubbles, or bath salts or a LUSH bath bomb. Add in candles and a head pillow and a place to put your glass of wine (or beverage of choice), and a really good book and you are in for an overall experience.

I mean if you are going to do it right, you should go all out! Nothing better to refocus your energy and rejuvenate your spirit. That's my go-to but everyone has their own happy places. Golfing, a lazy day at the beach, a decadent dessert at the end of the day...the list goes on for so many different people. The trick is to find yours and take a bit of time every now and again to indulge. I find that taking that time helps me to be a more productive human in the long run. Just like when I get hungry, I get super irritable. Some things my family just know about me and we all make sure that each of us gets the time that they need when they need it so that we can all live in happy harmony!

Get our wine barrel candle holder for the ultimate mood setter:  Amazon
Grab our multi useful wooden trays to hold all your bath goodies: Lowes
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spooky scenes

spooky scenes

It's almost Halloween! Although this year won't be like any other and the trick or treaters will be a lot less, it's still one of my favorite holidays. I am one of those people that tries and decorates for all the holidays - pandemic or not! So of course the fall decorations were out but as it gets closer to halloween, I love to add just touches of those decorations out as well. I didn't focus as much on the exterior of the house this year due to that most trick or treating will be curbed given the virus and safety but I would like my family to feel like it hasn't been foregone this season.

This is one of the times that I really appreciate that our crates come in a variety of colors. I have found that the our black crates are perfect for creating spooky table/buffet centerpieces. How fun is the one that we did above? Super simple to come together with some simple pumpkins and things that I had around the house. This one was for our large island in the kitchen and hovering above it are witches hats dangling from the ceiling with fish wire. Once the lights are dimmed and the candles all lit, it really sets a spooky scene for a halloween dinner. While we may all be a bit too old to do any actual tricker or treating, I am hoping to have a few people over in a socially responsible way for a bit of a costume party and for some socializing. I have been researching some halloween cocktails that I think would be fun to pass around as well as some themed appetizers to serve. How will you be spending your halloween this year? Don't let 2020 stop you from enjoying the small things - halloween has always been a fun time for our family and we hope that it still will continue to be that way for others! Stay safe and have fun this year!

As always, you can find our black crates here:  amazon
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Wall Planters

Wall Planters

So excited about some of our new products in the works! We have really seen a need for offering products that were conducive to small spaces and we have some new products that are just that. So for our friends and customers who love plants and flowers but have very limited space whether they live in the city or in smaller spaces like townhomes or condos, we want to help! Take a look at our new wooden planters that easily fit into the tightest of spaces! Whether you want to grow herbs or have a splash of color with vibrant colors like ours above, this is a great way to utilize very little outdoor space while making the biggest impact. As with most of our products, this planter will come in a few different shades and stains, making it a great choice for any space/decor. Stayed tuned to see which retailers will have these up in their inventory soon!
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trays for days!

trays for days!

Can I just say how much I love our wooden trays? They are so handy around the house. I literally have them in the kitchen, both bathrooms and use them for serving trays, dinner trays...you name it! They are light weight and come in multiple colors so they are super cute and functional wherever I choose to use them. As the weather has cooled down, it literally is my favorite time to just go and relax outside with a good book. One of my absolute best ways to utilize our trays is to make myself a little snack and drink to take with me while I go and relax on my little patio. This way I ensure that I can just relax and not have to leave my little nook for anything. The best part? I can load up everything that I need in the kitchen and easily transport it all in one go. I'm also thinking that these would be awesome gifts for the upcoming holidays. I have a Silhouette paper cutter and some vinyl that I could easily use to personalize the bottom of the trays with my gift recipient's name or just a fun message for the holiday. I will definitely give that a try soon and let you guys know how it goes. For now though? Time to dive into this book that I have been itching to read for awhile now and haven't had the time! Happy hump day everyone - if you can, take some time and enjoy some fresh air and spend at least 30 minutes relaxing and doing something that you absolutely love! 

Find our wooden trays here!
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Obsessed!

Obsessed!

I just finished binge watching Get Organized by The Home Edit on Netflix...again! Just a bit obsessed. I love it so much and I love trolling for ideas on ways to incorporate it into homes using our products. If your kids are anything like mine, they love to read and books tend to be everywhere. We have a family room with built in shelves where we keep the bulk of them but every one of us always have a few books going at a time. This idea, which was presented by Better Homes and Gardens, was perfect. By hanging some shelves at appropriate kid heights for the current books that they are reading, you can create the perfect decorative place for your kids to easily access the books while maintaining an organized space. Check out their website (link below) for a step by step tutorial. Get your crates today in the sizes/colors that you need at our retail partners! 

Photo Credit:  Better Homes & Gardens
Crates:  Amazon or Lowes
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