We have this third bedroom in our home, that I have totally taken over. I put my antique large dresser that has a huge mirror on it, in there. I have my jewelry, makeup and all things Cheryl in there. We decided to put a small bed in there and make it a nice spare room for guests. I wanted something that screamed me, because I spend a lot of time in there. I get dressed in there, do my makeup in there, and put on my accessories on in there. Because I wanted it to stay "girlie", we decided on a white day bed for in there. I found one similar to mine here.
I needed a comfortable mattress and I had heard a lot about the Bloom Mattresses. We decided to take the trip to Sleep Country to check them out. After taking the time to lay in a few different models, we chose the Cloud. It was very soft and yet firm enough for a good sleep. I loved that it came in a box, and was so compact that we could throw it in our vehicle and take it home with us. Once you open the box and take the actual mattress out of the bag, it plumps up to its intended size. Very Cool!
Next it was time to decide on a colour. The rest of my home is the same shade of off white throughout, however, I wanted this room to scream me! LILAC PURPLE!! Yep that's the shade I chose. I LOVE purple and it just made sense that my "girlie" room be my favourite shade! The room was painted a grey, so two coats of Purple Lace was needed for a good opaque coat. I also painted the trim to give it an updated look. I decided to leave one wall white, to go with my white furniture, however, it still felt like something was missing from it.
I had remembered seeing a post not too long before redoing my room that showed polka dots on it. I decided to do that on it! I ordered them from a co-worker of my husbands, and had my husband put them up for me. We decided that that would be my valentine's present as I didn't realize just how much time and effort it would be into putting them up on the wall.
My husband had to measure the wall then measure each distance from the polka dots to make sure that the wall looked even and the dots looked spaced out correctly. Oopsy! That's the second time I have chosen a project, that I thought would be easy and it was actually a ton of work.
Here are random pictures of some items throughout my room. As you can see, it's totally a girlie feel. From nail polish on the wall and dresser, to lot's of jewellery and makeup.
Next, I just added my finishing touches, and BAM.. my room is complete! I LOVE it and spend as much time in there as possible! Plus, it has the best lighting of the entire house! I will probably grow tired of it, but until that time, I am happy to have a little slice of paradise to call my own.
as you can see, it's a bloody mess! Stuff has been thrown in there, and needs to be cleaned out badly. We have purchased our laminate flooring for this room, so as soon as we are ready to lay it, I can go through it and get rid of things. Also I'm very "real" with you. It's a mess, so I want to show it a mess. I don't want to pretty things up and pretend! I'm human, I'm busy, and this space gets messy... go figure! My house is not always looking like it came out of a magazine! I would love that, but it's not so!
Until next time
Cheryl Ann xo
Ya! Ya! I know what you're gonna say.... "More Time Off Again??!!" Well YES Actually!! I did get sick again! Struggling with my depression and anxiety, but I also was having some major pain and other problems. After many doctor's appointments, and Rheumatologist's appointments, it turns out that I also suffer from Fibromyalgia. I have only every heard of one or two people with this and I really honestly didn't know that much about Fibro at all. This required me to get a lot of information and education on this condition. I was off already for this "Covid", so my husband and I along with my Medical team decided for me not go back and take some time to figure everything out and my limitations, so if, in the future I decide to re-enter the work force, I will know just what my body will now be able to handle. Plus there was still so many appointments for me to book, it just seemed like the right thing to do. I had always felt very "ill" and "sore" when my depression reared it's ugly head, but would have never guessed that these feelings were from something else besides depression, and that I would have both Fibro and Depression/Anxiety. I'm very glad that my medical team was able to diagnose me so quickly so that I was able to start my acceptance and my new "normal".
So things haven't been all that exciting over here at all. Along with that aches and pains, I'm tired a lot! Some days I have so much energy and feel wonderful. This might last a day or two, but then the next day or so, I end up tired and achy and sore. Unable to hardly move my hands or my body. I feel defeated and cranky! But I have learned to carry on. I have be told to watch my limitations and take everything at a pace. That includes exercise, house work and outside yard work. If you know me, you know I am very busy at home, so this really was/is something that I have to learn. And I'm not very good at it yet. I feel good, so I push it, and bam....too much. Enough about my ailments, let's get one to something more exciting! I'm gonna showcase a few items of what I'm loving lately! I figure this is a great way to re introduce my blog!
Jo Malone perfumes are my absolute favourites! I have been wearing the fragrance Nectarine and Honey Blossom for the last few months. It is a light and fruity scent that makes it a great choice for spring and summer wearing. What I love about Jo Malone perfumes is that they are not over powering and they last all day! You can find it here:
Stud earrings in multiple holes are all the rage right now! Now while I only have 2 holes on each ear, (I had three on one ear, but it has since grown in) I don't plan to get any more piercings! With that being said, I can still sport some stud earrings in two holes. Two different sizes of stud earrings in one ear are also a fashion statement that I noticing as well. These studs are a great choice, as you have 6 different options! I love this set and wear them when I'm looking to wear a stud earring. These darlings are from Stella & Dot!
Check out all these awesome stud earrings AND MORE here:
With Covid happening, my hair has been such a mess! It's dry and needs a cut and style so bad. This shampoo and conditioner have been a God sent. The Matrix Biolage Hydrating shampoo and conditioner is where it's at! It makes my hair feel great, smell great and doesn't leave a ton of build up! Although you can't purchase these at the local drug store or grocery store, you can find a professional who stocks the Matrix products and purchase from them. It's a great way to shop local and help out our beauty industry in this time where they are unable to open to clients. You can also find my exact products here
I never had lash extensions, but my lashes seem to be shorter than usual. This next product is one that I am starting to use regularly! I have been using The Lashes MD lash conditioner. At first I only used it when I thought about it, but now I have been using it on the daily. After taking my makeup off for the evening, I apply a coat of the serum to my upper and lower lashes. I am doing a before and after shot and post about it, when I have used it consistently for a duration of time that would be sufficient for regrowth if any. I can't seem to find anywhere that has any stock right now, but I have linked an alternative here.
Summertime means "no clingy clothes"..... or in other words, dress season! I love wearing casual dresses in the summer. This one is one of my favourites. You can find a similar one here. You can't do wrong with a great casual dress and sneakers look! Going away at night, throw on a jean jacket!
These are just a few of the things I'm loving right now! They change often. Thank you for sticking with me. I hope everyone has been healthy and happy since we last spoke! And hey, if you want that "extra" look.... wear your crocs with your dresses! LOL ;)
Until next time....
Cheryl Ann xo
Welcome back to Day Two! Again, here are some of my picks for great deals! All items have been linked for a greater/quicker shopping experience. Happy Shopping!
I found this VPCOK Sous Vide Cooker with Sous Vide Cookbook Immersion Circulator
on Prime Deals. I have been very interested in seeing how these work for myself. Price: CDN$ 99.77 Now Price:CDN$ 99.76 ~Deal Price:CDN$ 69.84 You Save:CDN$ 29.93 (30%) I think this would make an excellent Christmas gift. I know I would want one.
I really want a weighted blanket for myself, but instead I found this cute one for your littles. This Buzio Weighted Blanket 7 lbs for Kids has great reviews and a great price point. Was:CDN$ 68.99 ~ Deal Price:CDN$ 59.99 You Save:CDN$ 9.00 (13%)
This next one is a great deal. Now saying this, I am a retired professional, and do not know how well this system will work. Just putting that out there, BUT this has everything you need to get started and save some money doing your own nails at home. This TOMICCA Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit is quite the deal. Was:CDN$ 75.99 Prime Price:CDN$ 55.99 You Save:CDN$ 20.00 (26%) as a Prime member.
Let's move on to fashion... I haven't posted many fashion items, so I'm gonna end this post with some awesome scores. First I found this Women's French Terry Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt. How cute right? I'm loving the stars!! Price:CDN$ 23.00 ~ Deal Price:CDN$ 16.14 & FREE Returns You Save:CDN$ 6.86 (30%)!
This 6 piece baby outfit collection is too stinkin' cute. I found this deal while scrolling through the fashion section for me, and I'm here for it. This Simple Joys by Carter's Baby 6-Piece Neutral Bodysuits has to be the cutest thing ever! It comes in a few different sizes and I bet it's so soft and comfy! Price:CDN$ 33.23 ~ Deal Price:CDN$ 23.04 & FREE Returns
Let's not forget about the husband. I found this touque for him (who am I kidding, it's actually for me, but I'll say I got it for him!) This Carhartt Men's Acrylic Watch Hat is on for 30% off!! Price:CDN$ 22.99 & FREE Returns Prime Day Deal You save an additional 30% on this item at checkout. Who can pass up a great deal?
And finally, these could be for men, ladies, or children, however, I chose the women's to show you. These Adidas Originals Women's Stan Smith Sneakers are my jam! Now, I can't possibly get any more sneakers, or my husband will flip his lid... do you know how many Adidas sneakers I own?.... Let's say more than I can wear in a week, if I changed them everyday... but that's besides the point! We aren't here to talk about my obsession, but to showcase these beauties... I personally, would like the green or the snakeskin... duh!......but you get what you want! CDN$ 73.23 - CDN$ 240.77
Well there you have it, my picks for the great Amazon Prime Day Deals! I hope you found something that caught your interest?! What do you have on your list?
Until next time
Cheryl Ann xo