Friday, December 14, 2018

I Placed a Christmas Tree in Our Bedroom This Year


Plants in the bedroom is always a good idea #plants #bedroom - design addict mom
I've always wanted to place a Christmas tree in our bedroom but never did it as that would mean buying an extra tree just for that purpose and that seemed a bit over the top for me. However, since our fiddle leaf fig, Glory the Fig has basically taken over the sunroom, there was no space to place the Christmas tree that I would usually place in there. 

I Placed a Christmas Tree in Our Bedroom This Year- design addict mom
And so I decided to place that tree in our bedroom instead and it looks so beautiful in there.  This tree is not baby proof like the one in the living room. This one is for Mama with all her vintage ornaments that she collected over time:-). 

I Placed a Christmas Tree in Our Bedroom This Year- design addict mom
Thank goodness, Cheyenne is more interested in the honeycomb than the ornaments(for now at least)

I Placed a Christmas Tree in Our Bedroom This Year- design addict mom

I Placed a Christmas Tree in Our Bedroom This Year- design addict mom
The colors used in the tree go beautifully with the rest of the space.

I Placed a Christmas Tree in Our Bedroom This Year- design addict mom
view from the bed

I Placed a Christmas Tree in Our Bedroom This Year- design addict mom

I Placed a Christmas Tree in Our Bedroom This Year- design addict mom

I Placed a Christmas Tree in Our Bedroom This Year- design addict mom
Love the glow in the evenings

I Placed a Christmas Tree in Our Bedroom This Year- design addict mom

I Placed a Christmas Tree in Our Bedroom This Year- design addict mom
And there you have it. Sometimes i come in here just to look at the tree.  Can you believe we have only 11 days 'til Christmas? xx



Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Saving on Groceries with Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card

Saving on Groceries with Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card - design addict mom

This post is sponsored by Starbucks, but all thoughts expressed are my own.


As a family of 5, food is undoubtedly one of our most expensive bills in our household and we’re always strategizing ways in which we can save on that grocery bill. Honestly, sometimes the thought of shopping for groceries make me feel overwhelmed; the thought of the numerous aisles to navigate and possible long checkout lines and usually with children in tow can make for a less than desirable experience and there is the added stress of trying to make sure we stick to the budget.


Saving on Groceries with Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card - design addict mom

Saving on Groceries with Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card - design addict mom

Like I mentioned earlier we’re always strategizing ways to save on groceries and to overall better manage our finances. One strategy we’ve used is comparing prices from different grocery stores/supermarkets. We’ve shopped at a number of supermarkets and have found that shopping at the commissary on our local Military base tends to give us the biggest bang for our buck. Their discounts are amazing!

Saving on Groceries with Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card - design addict mom

We’ve also recently added a new layer to our budgeting strategies and that is; incorporating the Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card as an additional budgeting tool for grocery shopping. 
We believe it is a great budgeting tool because it’s a prepaid card and we can limit what we spend each month on grocery. For example, if we only want to spend $400 a month on groceries, we can load only $400 on the card for the month to use until it runs out 
plus there are no monthly or reload fees associated with the card. Other fees may apply. 

Saving on Groceries with Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card - design addict mom

Saving on Groceries with Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card - design addict mom

With this prepaid card, you can earn Stars everywhere you shop which makes it perfect for using  at our local Military commissary. Also, since you’re earning Stars everywhere you shop, you get to enjoy those Rewards much faster and this is the only Visa prepaid card that allows you to earn Stars for all the purchases you make with the card. 

Plus, when you sign up for the  Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card, you can earn 125 Bonus Stars once you use your prepaid card the first time to load $10 or more to your registered Starbucks Card through the App.How great is that? This has been an exciting layer especially with the benefits that accompany it. You must sign up for Rewards to get the card. 

Saving on Groceries with Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card - design addict mom

Saving on Groceries with Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card - design addict mom

Unlike my debit card which doesn’t offer any rewards, I take solace in the fact that when I use my Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card, I am earning Stars as I shop some of my trusted brands which might be a little more expensive, but worth it. In addition, I am still saving because I am getting a great price by shopping at the commissary.

Saving on Groceries with Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card - design addict mom

Saving on Groceries with Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card - design addict mom

Utilizing the Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card as a budgeting tool for groceries not only helps me manage my monthly budget and financial goals, but I am also earning and stacking up on Stars!

Photobombed by my fiddle leaf fig-#plants-design addict mom

After a quick stop at my favorite Starbucks store on my way home from grocery shopping, I get to quietly enjoy my Reward and much needed coffee.

Are you a Starbucks Rewards member already enjoying the perks of your Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card? I’d love to hear what you love most. If you’re interested, you can learn more about the card here

At participating Starbucks® stores. Some restrictions apply. See Starbucks.com/terms for details.

Debit cards are provided by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Member FDIC

xx

Monday, December 10, 2018

This Los Angeles Home is Brimming with Whimsy and Color


This Los Angeles Home is Brimming with Whimsy and Color- design addict mom- photography-Jason Schmidt
I first spotted the bedroom of this beautiful home full of wonder and featured in Architectural Digest on Instagram. Just seeing the bedroom made me want to go and check out the rest of the home and I was not disappointed! Homeowners, designer Nikolai Haas and fashion stylist Djuna Bel showcase their love for one of a kind pieces that exude whimsy and it's obvious they are not afraid of color.

This Los Angeles Home is Brimming with Whimsy and Color- design addict mom- photography-Jason Schmidt

This Los Angeles Home is Brimming with Whimsy and Color- design addict mom- photography-Jason Schmidt

This Los Angeles Home is Brimming with Whimsy and Color- design addict mom- photography-Jason Schmidt

This Los Angeles Home is Brimming with Whimsy and Color- design addict mom- photography-Jason Schmidt

This Los Angeles Home is Brimming with Whimsy and Color- design addict mom- photography-Jason Schmidt

This Los Angeles Home is Brimming with Whimsy and Color- design addict mom- photography-Jason Schmidt

This Los Angeles Home is Brimming with Whimsy and Color- design addict mom- photography-Jason Schmidt

Cacti Garden in this Los Angeles Home- design addict mom- photography-Jason Schmidt


This Los Angeles Home is Brimming with Whimsy and Color- design addict mom- photography-Jason Schmidt

Cacti Galore- design addict mom- photography-Jason Schmidt

The Ultimate Outdoor Oasis- design addict mom- photography-Jason Schmidt

Much of North Carolina saw snow this weekend. We only received freezing rain in our neck of the woods, but needless to say the weather is not the best right now. Keeping fingers crossed for a warm up and sunny skies this week. This home tour was a great mood booster for sure! xx


photography-Jason Schmidt for Architectural Digest