PILLOWS AND THROWS ARE THE ANSWER. WHO CARES WHAT THE QUESTION IS!

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Posted by muffintopmommy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 19-11-2014

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*Wayfair supplied me with a gift card which I used to purchase three pillows and a throw. All opinions, like ‘em are not, are my own, as usual!*

It’s dark at 4, south of thirty degrees, my car wouldn’t start after work, and running away from home to Cancun is not an option.

Send for me, Guillermo!

(OH stop. I’m just kidding! Unless your name is Guillermo. And you live in a hacienda with sweeping ocean views and unlimited margaritas.)

Fine. Plan B. It’s time to poof up the nest. A fluff and buff, if you will. If we have to hibernate, ain’t no reason we can’t do it in style!

My family room was badly in need of a refresh. Let’s not talk about the sectional that is taking on a life and shapes of its own. It’s clearly dying a slow death. BUT. BUT! A few fun pillows in a lively, colorful zig zag pattern winterizes and cozies up the lighter summer pillows without being all, woh, woh, woh, WINTER. By the way, you can click on any of these pictures for a closer look.

A little zig zag punch? Look out old man winter!

A little zig zag punch? Look out old man winter!

I love how the colors pick up on the neutral wall and couch color but the pops of blue and coral play to the blues I have in the other pillows, the curtains, the lamps, and the coral hits the dresserturnedtvstand.

 

Zig zag pillow comes to life with coral dresser turned tv stand in the vicinity!

Zig zag pillow comes to life with coral dresser turned tv stand in the vicinity!

Do you like my mad photography skillz? I don't mean to brag, but I have an iphone 4s and I am not afraid to misuse it.

Do you like my mad photography skillz? I don’t mean to brag, but I have an iphone 4s and I am not afraid to misuse it.

Close up?

 

Close up?

Close up?

 

A new quilted throw pretty enough to liven up a brown leather recliner but warm and big enough to snuggle under–I’m in.

Fun print, right? Whatever winter!

Fun print, right? Whatever winter!

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I’ll just gaze at my fun zig zag pillows from my comfy recliner. That is not in Mexico, yet still bueno.

Wayfair was kind enough to give me a 15% off coupon code to share with you lovely muffintoppers. 15% off, good from November 20-24….and let me tell you, you can do some damage on the cheap there. I got the three zig zag pillows, plus the throw, for under $100 bones. Here it is: WFPTP15

Some other faves I considered?

Sunshine in a soft ottoman right here for under fitty bucks! Love it. Already have an ottoman, as pictured, to hold my vino, but if I hadn't, this would be MINE!

Sunshine in a soft ottoman right here for under fitty bucks! Love it. Already have an ottoman, as pictured, to hold my vino, but if I hadn’t, this would be MINE!

 

LOVE this pillow and it's a bargain to boot. This pillow punches winter in the face. I wish I bought it but it would have clashed with the pillows I already had.

LOVE this pillow and it’s a bargain to boot. This pillow punches winter in the face. I wish I bought it but it would have clashed with the pillows I already had.

 

Not gonna lie. Just want to wear this throw!

Not gonna lie. Just want to wear this throw!

So…maybe we can’t make a run for the border, but we can cozy our nest as we flip winter THE BIRD!!!!!

Speaking of? So cute, right?????!!

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Happy winter!

WAYFAIR DAILY SALES–GO GET YOUR SALE ON!

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Posted by muffintopmommy | Posted in MUFFINTOP DIY, Uncategorized | Posted on 29-06-2014

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If you’re like me, you don’t have a lot of time to browse for home decor. Can you imagine the mayhem that would ensue if I were to take my three frat boys shopping in a store full of items just begging to be broken?! The other thing is–budget. Like most, I don’t have an endless supply of dough to drop on decorating my home. I do, however, have time to shop online at odd hours! Putting my feet up after a day of busting up brawls over whose turn it is to hand the Costco guy our receipt (really!) and shopping in the comfort of my tush on the couch is perfect.

Wayfair.com sells everything from lamps to rugs to furniture to cookware to bedding to…..well, it sells almost anything you could need in your home. Every day at noon they put certain items on their “Daily Sales” page–they stay up for a limited time– and that’s when you can really score some serious deals. Up to 70% off. What?! And shipping is free if your purchase is over $49 ($4.99 flat rate if under $49), and they ship within 24 hours of your order. (What is worse than scoring something fun online and waiting forever for the Pony Express to bring it? Seriously. Pet peeve.) If you see something you love, don’t delay, because it might be gone if you wait! Be sure to sign up for Wayfair Rewards if you visit the site. That way you can earn 3% BACK on every purchase.  The more you shop, the more you earn. Reward dollars can be applied toward any future purchase, and there are NO product restrictions. No brainer!

I just scored a gorgeous rug on daily sales for my foyer that cost less than a hundred bucks, delivered. I don’t think you could beat that at local bricks and mortar store. The rug I had previously was super cute but it was a really deep green and white which did nothing to tie in the colors in the adjoining rooms directly off my small foyer. This rug totally fit the bill. The greens and blues in the rug totally played off the small blue table I have in my foyer, and the blues in my dining room, and grey in my office. I feel like the foyer still needs some TLC (Let’s not discuss the carpet on my stairs I am trying to hide from your view! Or the lovely stickers I cannot seem to get off the front door!) but this elegant rug has done wonders tying everything together.

Here are some pics:

COME ON IN!

COME ON IN!

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WELCOME! LIKE MY AWESOME RUG? PLEASE DON’T TRIP OVER THE BEYBLADE WHEN YOU WALK IN, AND FEEL FREE TO HELP ME VACUUM. JUST KEEPING IT REAL HERE. DOESN’T THE RUG ADD CHARACTER THOUGH???

 

PERHAPS YOU CAN SEE THE BLUE IN THE DINING ROOM? IT MAKES A NICE BACKDROP FOR THE CROOKED PAINTING? I LIKE TO THINK THE FOYER RUG TIES IN!

PERHAPS YOU CAN SEE THE BLUE IN THE DINING ROOM? IT MAKES A NICE BACKDROP FOR THE CROOKED PAINTING? I LIKE TO THINK THE FOYER RUG TIES IN!

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CLOSE UP OF THE GORGEOUS PATTERN AND COLORS.

 

I LIKE IT WITH THE GREEN PLANTS AS WELL. P.S. ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET STICKERS OFF A DOOR?

I LIKE IT WITH THE GREEN PLANTS AS WELL. P.S. ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET STICKERS OFF A DOOR?

Originally, I was going to grab this rug which I love as well, but I hestitated and then the 4×6 was sold out. I couldn’t be happier with my choice, but this daily sale was a fabulous find as well. What do you think?

 

STILL LOVE!

STILL LOVE!

You can probably tell I struggle to keep my house tidy–and I’m always tripping over shoes. Last year I actually broke my toe tripping on a clunky basketball sneaker in the middle of my kitchen. So this stylish shoe storage solution was another daily steal that caught my eye for obvious reasons!

How fabulous would it be to stuff your shoes in this pretty piece of furniture?

How fabulous would it be to stuff your shoes in this pretty piece of furniture?

You never know what you might find at Wayfair, never mind for a crazy deal on the Daily Sales. What are you in the market for? Sign up for Daily Sales and let the shopping and saving begin!

 

 

 

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*Wayfair provided me with $100 gift card to facilitate this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own, period, the end.

WAYFAIR? PEAPOD? A FUN PARTY? SIGN ME UP!

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Posted by muffintopmommy | Posted in Awesomeness, Friends...you got what I ne-ed, Uncategorized | Posted on 26-04-2013

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For someone who loves to shop, decorate, and host parties, I got a Don Corleone offer that made my muffin top skip a beat. I couldn’t refuse! The offer was to receive $100 worth of groceries from Peapod.com and to choose five items from a list of adorable items from home decorating site Wayfair.com and get my spring on with some girlfriends for a little shindiggity. SOLD!

For those of you not familiar with these sites, Peapod is a grocery delivery service owned by the bricks and mortar supermarket Stop and Shop. Living in New Hampshire where the extent of delivery is dry cleaning and rubbery pizza, I was SO more than happy to try this service out. My sister used it a ton when she lived in Boston which made all kinds of sense because she lived in a walk up where parking was at a premium. For me, in suburbia, the benefits are different—-being able to skip dragging three kids to the store for party provisions felt like a real luxury, and no doubt kept me on task from making a myriad of pint sized inspired impulse purchases! (“Mooooom, I want, I want, I want! Canwecanwecanwecanwe puhhhllllleaaaaaase!”) Ordering on line was fast, painless, and easy—even never having done it before it only took me ten minutes at most. They came when they said they would, texted me when they were near, and bonus: the delivery guy was hot. (I cannot guarantee all the delivery guys are hot but thought it was worth noting? What? I’m a married hausfrau, I’m not dead! I thought it would have been a bit tacky/Desperate Hausfraus NH to ask for a pic for my blog. You’ll have to take my word.)

DID I MENTION PEAPOD CAME IN THE TORRENTIAL RAIN? INSIDE THAT TRUCK WERE ALL MY GROCERIES, THE HOT DELIVERY DUDE, AND I GOT TO JUST SIT IN MY FOYER AND WATCH. I ALMOST FELT LIKE I WAS COMMITTING A CRIME.

Peapod also takes coupons and will save your order for next time. You can see what items are on sale to keep costs in check too, and the computer tallies how much you’re spending as you’re shopping—another great feature that helps keep you on budget. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten to the checkout line and been unpleasantly surprised at the total. (Some of you might remember the hubs banner  $270 grocery trip where he was henceforth banned from food shopping!)

HEY! PAWS OFF MAMA'S STASH!

As an aside, I recently learned independent of this project, that Stop & Shop and its parent company, Ahold USA, have supported The One Fund Boston with a $500,000 donation to help victims affected by the tragic events from the Boston Marathon. I don’t know about you, but I like to patronize businesses who support the communities in which they do business and I am grateful they have chosen to donate to this fund and think it is worth noting.

The items I received from Wayfair did not disappoint either. Because I fear my amateur pictures do them justice, I’ve included the links to the website so you can get closer looks. Now Wayfair to me is like Homegoods meets Overstock.com….tons of cute stuff at fantastic prices (And they do also sell baby items, luggage, pet stuff, if that’s your thang…). Choosing just five items was hard because they all looked so awesome. Let’s take it from the top:

 

LOVING THIS VASE. IT WAS MUCH WIDER THAN I EXPECTED SO IT MADE FOR A BEAUTIFUL CENTERPIECE.

Blue is one of my favorite colors, and I love the textured glass. I think it really makes it stand out. (You can see the vase on their site here.)

HERE'S ANOTHER SHOT. FLOWERS MAKE ME HAPPY! (YES, I'M SHOUTING. YES, I'M LOOKIN' AT YOU HUBS! IF YOU DON'T BRING ME SOME, I KNOW A HOT PEAPOD GUY WHO WILL. SO WHAT IF I HAVE TO PAY HIM!)

WHAT ARE YOU DOING? COME BACK IN MY DINING ROOM AND LOOK AT MY PRETTY FLOWERS AND PEAPOD FOOD! MARTHA? INA? ANYONE?

The next item I chose was this gorgeous mirrored tray which you can see here. I think it’s technically for your bedroom to put things like perfume on, but I decided it would be a pretty addition to the bathroom which is often a neglected little room, especially in a house full of men.

LOVE THIS TRAY! IT REALLY IS A TOUCH OF FEMININITY THAT MY BATHROOM, UH, LACKS. IT'S SOME BLINGY BLING FOR MAH BANO!

Markeritas anyone??

HOW SUNSHINE DAY IS THIS PITCHER? IT SCREAMS FUN. IT SCREAMS MARGARITAS. IT SPOKE TO ME. I HAVE NO PROOF. BUT IT DID.

You can find this vibrant pitcher here. Totally Mommy Mixology approved!

 

OKAY, GENIUS. THEY ARE WINE CORK CANDLES, AND EVEN HAVE THE WINE VARIETALS STAMPED ON EACH ONE. I WAS A REBEL AND USED PINOT IN A CHARD BOTTLE. ALL FUN. NO RULES!

 

AMBIANCE FOR DUMMIES. I LOVE IT! (PLEASE NOTE THE DESSERT PLATES IN THE BACKGROUND---WAYFAIR-IFFIC!)

Seriously, how cute would these be for a hostess gift? If you really wanted to make a splash, these plus a bottle of wine will make you a party guest to remember!

LET'S GIVE MERLOT A CHANCE, TOO!

Did you say dessert? I am, admittedly, no Betty Crocker, but these multicolored little plates make me smile and would highlight even the simplest desserts (like mine!). And if you’re thinking of a hostess gift or inexpensive gift for any occasion, this is a slam dunk. They come in a practical, yet pretty, box.

WHO WOULDN'T LOVE THIS?

 

STARE INTO THE LOVELY COLORED PLATES, AND THEN EAT. MY FAVORITE WRITER, ERMA BOMBECK, ONCE WROTE, "Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart." GRANTED, I'VE BEEN DOING TOO MUCH SEIZING BUT THOSE PLATES, PEOPLE!

 

The best thing about these items from Wayfair? None of them cost more than $24 and most items on Wayfair come with free shipping. Whatwhatwhat! Yes!

You can have a party with flair for not a lot of money, with not a lot of running from store to store, when you have Peapod and Wayfair at your service. Now.We.Know! Happy spring, muffintoppers!

*I did receive $100 worth of groceries and these five free items from Wayfair to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own, always.