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Comfy retreat: when there's no snow but still is cold outside

Dec 7, 2016


I'm so honored to be part of the BHG Live Better Network where, as a blogger, I've received compensation by BHG at Walmart. The opinions stated here are my own. For more updates on their products and decor ideas, you can always follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.


Around here snow is definitively a "Mission Impossible". But from time to time it gets a little cold. I know that some of you might be thinking "what could she possible be referring as 'cold' over in Florida?"; well, for a girl like me born in an island, cold is anything below 72℉. I don't know if I'll ever be brave enough to survive living in a place where there are temperatures lower than that for long periods of time. But the good thing is that while it's still difficult for me getting used to the weather during the months of December and January, I love sitting outside with my husband in our conversation area and just chat about the day's events.


This year I've decided to set a merrier atmosphere in this area with some Holiday accessories from BHG at Walmart. To start off, I placed over the coffee table a set of three ceramic houses that already came with battery operated tealights (you can find these at Walmart stores). During the night their soft light really sets a peaceful mood.


I paired these ceramic houses with two hurricane candle holders in different sizes with a metallic design at the bottom for an added elegant detail. Inside I placed battery operated pillar candles also from BGH at Walmart with a beautiful silver finish.


For those "cold" nights I'll be serving hot chocolate in these Better Homes and Gardens Soft Square Mugs available at Walmart. To make them extra special, I previously wrote a message with a black permanent marker. You can always personalized these mugs with permanent color markers or a removable decal (just remember to take these out before placing them in the dishwasher).


Another element I like adding in this area were scented big pine cones. I love their cinnamon fragrance and decided to buy several packages from BHG at Walmart. I lay these over some baskets under the coffee table and they look and smell amazing!


Of course a throw was a must. I found a beautiful and WARM chenille throw in a green plaid pattern from BHG at Walmart. I know this is going to be one of those things that everyone will fight over who's going to used it. Better get a couple more of these!
With just the perfect holiday accessories this area is now the perfect spot for relaxation during the upcoming months. It has all the elements to be called a personal retreat: cozy throws, a welcoming ambiance with candles and the best company in he world, my husband.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas season!




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Give a natural look to an artificial wreath

Dec 4, 2016

Give a natural look to an artificial wreath

This post was sponsored by the King of Christmas. All the opinions included are mine

Wreath are one of my favorite parts of decorating for Christmas. They are the first thing that greets our families and friends and I like setting a style or mood starting from here.
This year King of Christmas sent me a 24" King Fraser Fir Wreath With 70 LED Lights that was operated with batteries and that had a timer. What?!?!? A timer... Now I know this beauty will last for hours; that is, late hours. Not having to turn of the light was such a plus!
The King Fraser Fir Wreath had such a great construction, and after fluffing it, I decided to add a couple of natural elements just to enhance its beauty.

Give a natural look to an artificial wreath

I found at Trader Joe's a bunch of eucalyptus branches for just $2.99 and it came with two different types of leaves. I just cut a couple of them and inserted each branch in between some of the Fraser fir branches making sure they went through the wire of the wreath. 

Give a natural look to an artificial wreath

After a couple of tucking, I ended up with a beautiful wreath with just the right touch of natural elements. Once I hung it over my door, I added three small branches form a Magnolia tree we have on our backyard. This added another layer of color and texture and the brown of the Magnolia really stood out.

Give a natural look to an artificial wreath

I love how these small additions to the wreath makes it extra special. It goes to show that sometimes a little bit goes a long way. Hope you enjoyed this simple tip for making the most out of your artificial wreath. What other tips will you like to share?

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Home for the Holidays; Blog Tour

Dec 2, 2016

Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016

Welcome everyone! I hope you had a blast at Summer's house over at "She Leaves a Little Sparkle". She always finds a way to add a magical touch to everything she styles and creates. For awhile now I've been trying to hide my excitement for the upcoming home tour. I think it's a miracle I haven't exploded by now. But today I can share with you an amazing lineup of bloggers whose homes are included in this 2016 "Home for the Holidays; Blog Tour". Oh, and keep on reading for an exciting tree giveaway at the end of this post.
Amie from Meme Hill Studio
Janine from Happy Happy Nester
Kathleen from Lindsay Hill Interiors
Lacey and Kim from Styled With Lace
Laila from Designs by Laila
Lizbeth from Home and Fabulous
Oscar from Oscar Bravo Home
Sheila from Maison de Cinq
Susana from Too Chic for Words
Jodie and Julie from The Design Twins

Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016

So now that I've shared this amazing list of the "best bloggers on the block", let me welcome you into my home.This year I'm trying something a little bit different by including a second tree that almost seems to be the one greeting everyone from the door. Love coming back home and just standing in the entrance to see how this beauty glows. But I'll share more on it later on the post.

Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016


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Balsam Hill's 12 bloggers of Christmas

Nov 21, 2016

Balsam Hill blogger Christmas

I'm so honored to be part of the "+Balsam Hill's 12 Bloggers of Christmas" where, as a blogger, I've received compensation by Balsam Hill. The opinions stated here are my own. For more updates on their products you can always follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

There's always a first time for everything and this year I've had the honored of being invited to join "+Balsam Hill's 12 Bloggers of Christmas". Still I'm feeling like in a dream, since I've always wanted to join them for the Holidays, so please do pinch me!

Balsam Hill blogger Christmas

After going through their amazing selection of trees, I ended up choosing a skinnier version to try something different from previous years. My Bellevue Spruce tree came pre-lit with clear/warm lights and a system called "Easy Plug™ technology" (everything is connected thought the main pole) which made the process of assembly a breeze! The realistic foliage was a huge plus and what converted me into an "artificial tree fanatic".

Balsam Hill blogger Christmas

Since this was my first time working with an artificial tree, Balsam Hill made it all easier for me by providing a step by step video on their YouTube channel (and website) and all the essential tools needed for fluffing and shaping this tree. I have to say that the beauty and quality is impressive!

Balsam Hill blogger Christmas
Balsam Hill blogger Christmas

Now for the decorations, this year I decided on having something with a slight sparkle but that had that classic and elegant appeal. The French Country Ornament set provided just that with an added "Je ne sais quoi" so reminiscent of an era long gone.

Balsam Hill blogger Christmas

This collection has five different finishes from which I chose the "Ombré" and "Foil". These handmade mercury glass pieces feel strong and heavy but at the same time with a delicate finish that provided a high quality product.

Balsam Hill blogger Christmas

For quite sometime now I've been saving a very special ornament with a tiny replica of the "Tour Eiffel". This piece is very dear to my heart since it represents a special moment in my life where I had the opportunity to travel to France with my husband for the first time and visit many iconic places. Since then, I really fell in love with this culture and their history. This tree and its ornaments were the perfect stage to display this piece so I can mentally go back in time to that unforgettable moment.

Balsam Hill blogger Christmas

I also added to the mix of ornaments some natural elements like silk magnolia flowers and some eucalyptus branches to complement their texture. I also used "Metallic Berry Picks"to highlight areas around the tree with their shimmering surface and loved that they were very easy to bend and accommodate.

Balsam Hill blogger Christmas
Balsam Hill blogger Christmas

This tree didn't needed much, with it's full foliage and elegant shape it made this corner in our living room a very special place where we all want to hang out! Balsam Hill made this possible and now our Christmas nights will be filled with beauty and memories to be cherished!

Balsam Hill blogger Christmas
Balsam Hill blogger Christmas

Hope you've enjoyed my Christmas tree decor and stay tuned for Balsam Hill's float on the Macy's parade coming this next Thanksgiving morning!Also don't forget to visit Caitlin of The Mama Notes and Kris of Driven By Decor to see their beautiful creations.
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