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Thursday, November 16, 2017

GIFT GUIDE | FUN AND USEFUL HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR HIM UNDER $30


HAPPY THURSDAY, EVERYONE!

'TIS NOW TIME FOR SOME FUN GIFTS FOR HIM UNDER $30!

EACH OF THESE ITEMS ARE FUN AND SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT IDEAS FOR THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE, FROM HOME DECOR TO WHISKEY ACCENTS AND FUN GAMES.

I HOPE THEY OFFER SUGGESTIONS OR HELP TO INSPIRE OTHER GIFT IDEAS FOR YOU. SOME OF THE BELOW MIGHT EVEN WORK FOR SOME WOMEN AS WELL! 

ABOVE LAYOUT CREATED BY LIESL EHARDT
USING IMAGES FROM THE SHOPS CITED BELOW.


BICYCLE BOOK ENDS
TARGET = $19.99


WHISKEY WEDGE ICE SLOPE MOLD
UNCOMMON GOODS = $17.99

BREW HA HA BEER DRINKING GAME
UNCOMMON GOODS = $19.99*
*ON SALE - ORIG: $30

STAINLESS STEEL INSULATED WATER BOTTLE
target = $24.99

SET OF 4 NATURAL SANDSTONE COASTERS
TARGET = $15.99

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

GIFT GUIDE | AFFORDABLE HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR HER UNDER $30


HAPPY tUESDAY, FASHIONABLE FRIENDS!

I hope your week has started off well so far.

the holidays are just around the corner, SO, I'M Featuring AFFORDABLE gift guides over THE NEXT FEW WEEKS TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR SHOPPING NEEDS.

FIRST UP, GIFTS FOR HER UNDER $30!

EACH IS A FUN OPTION TO ADD TO GIFTS YOU MAY ALREADY BE GIVING OR TO GIVE AS A HOSTESS GIFT AT AN UPCOMING HOLIDAY PARTY OR FAMILY GATHERING.

CHECK BACK ON THURSDAY FOR MY GIFTS FOR HIM UNDER $30 GUIDE! 


ABOVE LAYOUT CREATED BY LIESL EHARDT
USINg IMAGES FROM the SHOPS CITED BELOW.


BATH & BODY WORKS = $12.50*
*ON SALE NOW - ORIG: $24.50

LARGE GOLD PAPERCLIP ON MARBLE STAND
WORLD MARKET = $7.99

CHAMPAGNE GOLD SEQUIN WINE BAG
FRANCESCA'S = $10*
*ADD A NICE BOTTLE OF WINE AND YOU'RE ALL SET!

GOLD ACCENTED PINEAPPLE BOOK ENDS
 TARGET = $19.99

18K GOLD PLATED CUFF BANGLE
 CHARMING CHARLIE = $29

'THIS MIGHT BE WINE' TUMBLER
CHARMING CHARLIE = $14

Friday, November 10, 2017

SATURDAY SAYINGS | ENERGY, MANIFESTATION AND SIGNS TO ATTRACT YOUR DESTINY


happy saturday AND 11/11, everyone!

WHAT BETTER DAY THAN ON 11/11 TO SHARE SOME POSITIVE ENERGY, MANIFESTATION AND CREATING YOUR OWN DESTINY QUOTES!

I LOVE THE EINSTEIN ONE AND DECIDED TO PUT IT, AND each quote BELOW, into THEIR OWN SIMPLE LAYOUT.

While doing so, the idea of having feathers in place of the number 1 in an 11:11 synchronicity sign entered my mind. below is what transpired and is available to purchase in my SEnsible Style Etsy Shop.

I HOPE EACH INSPIRES YOU TO CREATE YOUR OWN DESTINY AND TO BELIEVE THAT WONDERFUL THINGS CAN, AND WILL, HAPPEN.  

ALSO, TODAY IS MY UNCLE EDDIE'S BIRTHDAY, and I AM WISHING HIM THE HAPPIEST OF DAYS AND A WONDERFUL, HEALTHY YEAR AHEAD! 
QUOTE LAYOUT BY LIESL EHARDT
#LaYOUTSBYLIESL
QUOTE LAYOUT BY LIESL EHARDT
#LAYOUTSBYLIESL
PURCHASE PRINT = $2.50 |

LAYOUT ILLUSTRATION CREATED BY LIESL EHARDT
#LAYOUTSBYLIESL
QUOTE LAYOUT BY LIESL EHARDT
#LAYOUTSBYLIESL
QUOTE LAYOUT BY LIESL EHARDT
#LAYOUTSBYLIESL

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

AFFORDABLE DECOR | SPARKLE AND SHINE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON FOR UNDER $20


HAPPY WEDNESDAY, FASHIONABLE FRIENDS!


'TIS ALMOST THE SEASON FOR HOLIDAY PAR-TAYS AND FUN, FESTIVE GATHERINGS, WHICH IS AN EXCUSE TO ADD A LITTLE EXTRA SPARKLE AND SHINE IF YOU ASK ME! 

ADDING THAT BIT OF ELEGANCE AND HOLIDAY SPIRIT TO YOUR HOME AND upcoming SOIRĂ©Es doesn't need to break the bank. Especially during a time of giving gifts and extra spending all around.

I SHOPPED AROUND AND FOUND SOME GOLDEN GOODIES FOR UNDER $20!  EACH CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE AND IS SURE TO ADD THAT SPECIAL TOUCH. ENJOY! 

ABOVE LAYOUT created BY LIESL EHARDT
(USING IMAGES FROM the SHOPS CITED BELOW.)

METALLIC HANGING STARS + ORNAMANTS 
DOLLAR TREE = $1

GOLD FOIL 'GET LIT' COCKTAIL NAPKINS*
WHEN IT RAINS PAPER ON ETSY = $9
*(AVAILABLE IN ADDITIONAL COLORS.)

METALLIC GOLD DIPPED WINTER PINE CANDLE
TJMAXX = $7.99

IRINA GOLD OMBRE MARTINI GLASSES
cb2 = $9.95 each ($19.90 FOR A SET OF 2)

GOLD BOW WINE STOPPER
ALWAYS FITS = $9.99

MARBLE AND GOLD CUTTING BOARD
TJ MAXX = $14.99

Saturday, November 4, 2017

SATURDAY SAYINGS | POSITIVITY, PUSHING FORWARD AND LIFE INSPIRATION


Happy Saturday, BLOGLAND!

IT'S ALL ABOUT POSITIVITY, FINDING YOURSELF, decisions AND PUSHING FORWARD THROUGH LIFE FOR THIS WEEK'S INSPIRATION.

wishing you all a super sunday ahead followed by a wonderful week! 
QUOTE VIA TALES BY JEN ETSY SHOP

| PURCHASE PRINT = $11.90+ |
QUOTE BY DAVID VISCOTT VIA PICTURE QUOTES
QUOTE VIA MOMENT THREADS
QUOTE VIA CANDIDLY KERI BLOG
QUOTE VIA CREATIVE FABRICA

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

AFFORDABLE DESIGN | SLEEK AND SIMPLE GOLD & WHITE HOME DECOR + FURNITURE


HAPPY NOVEMBER, EVERYONE!


if you know me, i'm a huge fan of champagne golds, metals, clean whiteS, marble accents, blacks and grays when it comes to home design. 


THIS WEEK, I pulled home design and decor items from FURNITURE.COM, A ONE-STOP SITE WHERE YOU CAN search endless furniture, home decor, rugs and more available online from one place.  THIS TOOL HAS HELPED ME WITH MY DENVER FURNITURE HUNT AND FINDING THE RIGHT PIECES FOR MY SAPCE.


the items i chose BELOW, each undere $150, offer inspiration for my new apartment AND decorating, SOMETHING I TRULY LOVE! PLUS, THIS BLOG AND I ARE ALL ABOUT AFFORDABILITY AND FINDING GOOD things at a GREAT PRICE.


I FIND PURE JOY IN THE HUNT FOR WELL PRICED PIECES, WHICH THIS SITE ALLOWS ME TO DO QUITE EASILY, and IT'S EVEN BETTER
 WHEN I COME IN UNDER BUDGET! 

ABOVE LAYOUT BY LIESL EHARDT USING IMAGES FROM FURNITURE.COM.







Saturday, October 28, 2017

SATURDAY SAYINGS | LIFE INSPIRATION FROM THE RED FAIRY PROJECT


HAPPY, HAPPY SATURDAY!

I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A FUN WEEKEND PLANNED!

I'M MEETING UP WITH MY COLLEGE BEST FRIEND FOR LUNCH AFTER HER RACE BEFORE WE HEAD TO MICHAEL'S to pick up some crafting goodies.

I'M BRINGING SOME WONDERFUL LIFE quotes FOM THE RED FAIRY PROJECT THIS WEEK.  I JUST ADORE THE POSITIVITY and daily inspiration the site offers! 
ALL OF THE ABOVE QUOTEs via THE RED FAIRY PROJECT

Thursday, October 26, 2017

REVIEW | MAPLE HOLISTICS TEA TREE OIL SHAMPOO FOR FALL + FREE SAMPLES


HAPPY THURSDAY, BLOGLAND!

TODAY WE ARE TALKING ALL ABOUT HEALTHY HAIR USING A NATURAL HAIR CARE PRODUCTS.  FALL IS THE PERFECT TIME TO GET HAIR BACK IN SHAPE, SO TO SPEAK, SO IT CAN SHINE AGAIN COME SPRING AND SUMMER.

THE LOVELY TEAM AT MAPLE HOLISTICS SENT ME OVER SOME OF THEIR WONDERFUL SMELLING all naturaL, BPA AND SULFATE-FREE TEA TREE OIL SHAMPOO TO TRY.

I HAVE NATURALLY GOLDEN BLONDE, FINE HAIR AND FOUND THAT THIS MADE IT FEEL CLEAN WITHOUT THE WAXY BUILDUP THAT IS WHAT MAKES BLONDE HAIR TURN OILY BEFORE YOU CAN TURN AROUND. THE ALL NATURAL PRODUCTS AND LACK OF SULFATE, WHICH IS IN MANY SHAMPOOS, ALSO HELPS WITH THAT, I BELIEVE.

PLUS, AS SOON AS I OPENED THE BOTTLE, I WAS EXCITED TO TRY IT BECAUSE IT TRULY SMELLS LIKE STEPPING INTO A DAY SPA IN YOUR OWN HOME!

MADE FROM OVER 98 NATURAL COMPOUNDS, INCLUDING TEA TREE, ARGON ROSEMARY AND LAVENDER, THE SCENT IS SUPER FRESH AND VERY CALMING.

i will DEFINITELY CONTINUE USING this and be keeping some for guests.  if you want to try it out they offer free samples here to give it a try before purchasing, WHICH I ABSOLUTELY LOVE!   
*(8 oz. bottle ON SALE NOW)
it has a very clean, pearlescent, SPA LIKE look with A FRESH scent of LAVENDER, TEA TREE AND ROSEMARY.
IT Left me all smiles while out and about for the day
running errands after giving it a try.

white blouse: forever 21  |  gold moon necklace*: LAN CAINI JEWELRY
*(Also Available in Silver, and I shortened the chain myself.) |
lipgloss: COLORLICIOUS by covergirl in 'give me guava'


ALL OF THE ABOVE IMAGES AND LAYOUTS BY LIESL EHARDT.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

AFFORDABLE DECOR | ADD A TIMELESS TOUCH OF ELEGANCE USING SILK ORCHIDS


HAPPY TUESDAY, EVERYONE!

IF YOU KNOW ME, YOU KNOW I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED ORCHIDS!  ESPECIALLY, FOR HOME DECOR AND AS A TIMELESS DESIGN ELEMENT.


HOWEVER, YOU WILL ALSO KNOW THAT I CAN'T SEEM TO KEEP THEM ALIVE, UNLIKE MY OLDER SISTER WHO IS A PRO! I'VE TRIED THE ICE CUBE TRICK AND THE PURIFIED ROOM TEMPERATURE WATER TRICK, BUT THEY NEVER SEEM TO BLOOM AGAIN.

THERFORE, GOING WITH A FAUX, YET VERY REAL LOOKING, ORCHID HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY NOW NOT SO SECRET WEAPON TO KEEPING THEM LOOKING CHIC FOREVER. THEY COST ONLY A LITTLE MORE THAN A REAL POTTED ORCHID, BUT LAST A LIFETIME.

the Silk FlowerS FEATURED BELOW were provided by the WONDERFUL folks at CSI Wall Panels.  I AM LOVING THE orchids AND THEY TRULY DO LOOK REAL!

IF YOU AREN'T INTO faux flowers for decoR, BUT still want to add a touch of elegance to your home, 
YOU MAY WANT TO TRY SOME of their textured wall panels OR A sleek room divider as seen below.

I am seriously consIDERING ONE for my new place AND think IT would make the perfect accent wall TO HELP DIVIDE MY SPACE. What do you think? 
PLANTS COME BEAUTIFULLY PACKAGED TO HELP KEEP FROM
BEING DAMAGE DURING SHIPPING.
LOVE THE SIMPLE, YET CHIC, VASE IT COMES IN THAT MAKES IT EASY TO INCORPORATE INTO ANY STYLE OR COLOR SCHEME.
SPRUCING UP THE LEAVES, WHICH HAVE WIRE IN THEM SO YOU CAN
SHAPE THEM TO LOOK LIKE REAL LEAVES.
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ROOT DETAILS THAT YOU SEE IN REAL ORCHIDS.
YOU'LL ALSO NOTICE THEY TIE THE STEMS TO STICKS
JUST AS THEY DO WITH REAL ORCHIDS.
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ORCHID FLOWERS THEMSELVES. 
ROOM DIVIDER SHELVING UNITS AND WALL PANELS FROM CSI WALL PANELS.

ALL of the ABOVE IMAGES and layouts BY LIESL EHARDT.
(ASIDE FROM staged ROOM ABOVE)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

SATURDAY SAYINGS | LIFE, LETTING GO AND THE FUTURE INSPIRATION


HAPPY SATURDAY, EVERYONE!

THE FIRST QUOTE BELOW IS ONE THAT WAS SHARED WITH ME BY A FRIEND IN LOS ANGELES. I LOVE IT AND THOUGHT I IT WAS PERFECT FOR SATURDAY SAYINGS!


THE QUOTE ACTUALLY INSPIRED THIS WEEK'S THEME THAT WAS SOLIDIFIED WHEN MY FATHER SENT ME A SCAN OF A QUOTE HE LIKED AND HAD WRITTEN DOWN WHILE IN COLLEGE AND HAD COME ACROSS DURING A RECENT MOVE.


EACH OFFERS WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO THOSE OF YOU WHO MAY NEED SOME WHILE GOING THROUGH TRANSITIONS OF YOUR OWN.


MANY DEAR FRIENDS OF MINE ARE GOING THROUGH JUST THAT, AND SOMETIMES WE NEED TO BE REMINDED TO SIMPLY START WHILE WE MOVE FORWARD TOWARDS BETTER AND BRIGHTER THINGS WITH THE HOPE THAT THE FUTURE HAS A LOT TO OFFER. 

shared by kendra clark and IMAGE aLTERED BY LIESL EHARDT
QUOTE by reinhold niebuhr SHARED BY MY FATHER, JOHN EHARDT III *

* A SCAN OF the quote he liked and wrote  DOWN
WHILE IN COLLEGE AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY around 1961.
QUOTE VIA DESIGN FOR MANKIND

IMAGE ALTERED BY LIESL EHARDT
QUOTE VIA cristen rodgers

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QUOTE VIA SUUSJES WORLD

IMAGE ALTERED BY LIESL EHARDT

by Liesl Ehardt