Monday, June 19, 2017

Peaches & Petals Review April 2017

     I must say, I was super stoked about the contents of my Peaches & Petals April 2017 box. I'm a beach girl at heart, as I spent the majority of my childhood out in California, so the "beachy" contents made my day! My family and I were stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California for 6 years. V.A.F.B. is about an hour north of Santa Barbara or 4 hours north of Los Angeles. It was our first experience living close to the beach and ever since then, there's always been a small part of me that NEEDS to be in close proximity to the sea. I love everything about it: sunbathing, reading, and relaxing in the sunshine, the soft, warm sand, the sea life, the boardwalks, the palm trees, collecting sea shells, the smell of body oil and sunscreen, and the fresh and delicious seafood. I'm so happy and blessed that we have several local beaches within minutes of our home, here in Stratford. They take me back to my fun childhood adventures and my children just love going to the beach! That being said, the items I unboxed from Peaches & Petals, back in April, will definitely come in handy in our lives.

Violife 3 piece travel bag set

*LOVE this adorable, colorful set of bags! First of all, I love little accessories like this. Like who doesn't need another bag in their life? The colors are perfect and the sweet little beach chair is too cute for words. I'll probably use these to hold my money, debit card, license, keys, tissues, feminine products, sunglasses, etc while at the beach.

Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hairspray - with eco-certified bamboo & smoothing kendi oil for sleek, frizz-free hair. Free of: Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, & Synthetic Color. Net Wt. 1.5oz.

*So happy for this, because I have naturally curly hair that becomes huge and out-of-control in humid temps so this is a must-have for my beach bag.

Mermaids Welcome sign and rack

*For those that don't me, I love mermaids!! I immediately fell in love with this piece. It doesn't really match my daughter's room, however, so we will see if we can make it work. If not, I have several mermaid-loving friends with mermaid-loving daughters who would gladly take it and give it a wonderful home!

Beach mat and cup holder

*These bright pieces caught my eye immediately as I opened the box. Such fun, bright colors! Will definitely put these to good use at the beach. The mat is wonderful for putting food and beverages on, to keep them out of the sand, while eating. The cup holder will add a nice, matching touch while keeping my drink cold in our hot temps.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Hidden Gems Around Our Town: "The Buttercup House"

     Named for the pale yellow exterior color, this sweet, adorable home is located right on our street, Main St. I drive past this cutie all of the time, on my numerous trips to and from Target. But you guys...the yellow!! I'm soooo drawn to the yellow. Considering my love for older homes, I fell head over heels for this charming antique Colonial. Upon taking a peek inside, I was even more impressed with it's gorgeous hardwood floors, amazing built-ins, and beautiful renovations. This delightful gem is also currently for sale! Come be our neighbors!!

Pulled directly from Zillow:

"Rare opportunity to own this NEW 106 year old, antique, 4 bedroom Colonial with attached garage. It brings today's comforts and technology with a turn of the century feel. This airy, bright, open-concept home features a chef's stainless quartz kitchen, magnificent hearth with bread oven, built-ins, and gleaming, wide-planked, hardwood floors. Lovingly renovated to the bones it includes new insulation, sheetrock, windows, doors, plumbing, electrical, furnace, central air conditioning, and tiled baths. Enjoy the level 0.37 acre yard from the deck or go for a walk along the Housatonic River or to Boothe Memorial Park or golf at Mill River Country Club. Ride your bike or take a 5 minute ride to the train, beaches, restaurants, or major highways. This amazing, energy efficient home is ready for you."

For Sale: $314,900