Matching Family Pajamas with eBay

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s be real. There is ONE time a year I can convince my husband to wear matching red and white stripe pajamas. He’s such a good sport but even he has his limitations! So Christmas is the time for all my matching family pajama dreams to come true and I plan to take full advantage.

This year I found the cutest and most affordable family set from eBay. I couldn’t believe all the options they had so I wanted to do a little roundup to share with y’all. We all know eBay is a great place to find toys and gifts for your people during the Holidays, but while you’re hunting for gifts, you can check one more thing off your list!

Thank you to eBay for sponsoring today’s post. All opinions shared are my own.

Here’s a roundup of some of the cutest family jammies that eBay has to offer:

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Play House Makeover

 

 

 

 

I finally finished our little play house today! This project has been hanging over my head for almost an entire year now so to say I’m glad to get it done would be the understatement of the century.

I thought while it was all fresh on my mind, I’d go ahead and share a few tips for you if you’re planning a play house makeover as well.

How long does it take? If you are working with a house that’s coming straight out of the box, it’ll take you a lot less time than it took me! I would say total time for me was three afternoons from about 2-5. So 9 hours total? This is NOT including assembly though. Assembly took us an entire evening working together.

How much did it cost? In addition to the cost of the house, we only bought paint (one gallon) and two cans of spray paint ($8) so it really wasn’t bad!

What All Do You Need?

Play House: Our exact one was from Toys R Us, but I’m linking a bunch of similar options here:

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Paint for House: We recently had our house painted so we used left over exterior paint.

Paint for trim and accents: I used gold spray paint for a few things and black spray paint for all the trim. The spray paint saved a ton of time and only took one coat. I used matte finish.

Paint brushes and a small roller.

How’d You Do it?

We assembled the entire house before giving it to our girls on Christmas morning last year, but if I could do it again, I’d assemble the MAIN part of the house (minus any trim or accents) and paint that first. Then paint all the other pieces separately before adding them to the house. One of the most time consuming parts of the whole process was just taking all the pieces off that I had to paint.

Keep all the screws together with the directions so when it’s time to add them, it won’t be confusing.

I would not recommend using a primer because regardless, you’ll still end up doing two coats of your chosen color. We used Benjamin Moore Windsbreath and it’s the perfect creamy white.

I got small paint brushes for the girls and let them paint with me. It ended up being so much fun! Just be sure everyone is in clothes that can get messy.

I used a mini roller to paint any large surface areas of the house and then cut in with a paint brush. The roller saved me a lot of time so I definitely think it’s worth it to use one!

Once I put the first coat on the house, I took a huge sheet and laid out all the trim and sprayed them. Then the next day, I did a second coat on the house and while it dried, I sprayed the other side of the trim.

Attaching all the trim once it was dry was a breeze. Then since it’s Christmas time, we added a few wreaths I found in the Target dollar section and some lights, and she was done!

I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about this. We LOVE how it turned out and the girls have been having a blast playing in it now that it’s so pretty!

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Cyber Week Sale with Nordstrom

I can’t believe Black Friday sales are HERE! I get such a rush this time of year because of all the amazing sales going on. It probably comes as no surprise when I say that Nordstrom is one of my favorite places to find the highest quality items for the best prices.

 

 

 

If you’ve had your eye on anything but you’ve been waiting for the right time, this is it! I got to hit up the sale a little early so I could share some of the best finds with y’all.

The thing I love about shopping sales at Nordstrom versus any other retailer with the same or similar items is that they stand behind their quality guarantee of their clothing. So if you ever have a problem with an item in the future, you know they will make it right!

These UGG boots are ridiculously comfortable and they come in a few different colors. The sale price on these is the best I’ve seen and they are definitely something that will last for years to come!

I have been watching for the Free People tunic to go on sale for a real long time and I’m so excited to have snagged one! I’m wearing a size small and I love the oversized fit.

ALSO! If you’ve been wanting to grab a pair of the faux leather spanx leggings, do it! These are finally on sale. I’m wearing a medium for reference and I’m serious when I say I wear these ALL the time!

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring today’s post. As always, all opinions shared are my own.

I’ve listed more of my favorite sale finds below!

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Victoria Emerson

 

I am SO thrilled to be sharing a new to me jewelry brand that I think y’all are going to LOVE! Victoria Emerson has the most beautiful wrap bracelets and cuffs that are super unique and the quality is just so good. I love the boho feel and the fact that even though they totally make a statement, they’re neutral enough to wear with a ton of different outfits.

I’m pretty fussy when it comes to what I wear around my wrist because I just don’t like anything that feels uncomfortable. I’m happy to say that from the minute I put these bracelets on, I was amazed at how comfortable they are!

 

I’ve worn this black and white one all week and even living that #momlife hasn’t made it annoying. Like I said, I’m super low maintenance so that speaks volumes about their comfort.

With gift giving season upon us, these bracelets are such a great option for all the ladies on your list. For Black Friday, they are offering Buy one Get One FREE on select styles so be sure to check that out! The price point is just right so shop your little hearts out! Here are a few of my favorites from their collection:

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Cozy Moments with Bridgewater Candles

I’m so excited to be partnering with Bridgewater Candles for today’s blog post. There’s just nothing like cozying up in your comfy clothes with a warm blanket in the Fall. The only thing that makes the moment better is when you have the calming scent of a good candle to fill the air. Bridgewater’s newest fragrance smells amazing, y’all! Think the perfect blend of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg with a hint of gingergrass. Just SO good.

This scent is available in a small and large jar candle, votive, diffuser, scented sachet, wax bar, and home fragrance oil. There’s something for everyone on your shopping list.

As a self-proclaimed candle snob, I knew I had to experience these candles myself before I’d share with my readers. Not only is this a cozy, clean burning, great smelling candle, but the company behind the candle has real heart.

Through their “Light a Candle, Feed a Child” program, Bridgewater is able to donate a portion of each jar candle sold to Rice Bowls, a non-profit whose mission is to feed orphaned children worldwide. Each jar candle has a picture of one of the children that will benefit from the program. Giving this candle as a gift this Holiday season will not only warm the homes of your friends and family, but it will also nourish a child in need. Talk about a win win!

Bridgewater has been so generous to give my readers a special coupon code to use toward their purchase. I’m also giving away a $100 gift card to Bridgewater over on my instagram so be sure to enter.

Thanks so much for reading and a huge thank you to Bridgewater for sponsoring today’s blog post. I’m so honored to partner with such an amazing company!