Kitchen Renovation – Part 1 AND Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway


Well, friends, yesterday (Sunday) I told you that our kitchen remodel was going to start Tuesday, but it turns out that the start date has moved up a day, so they are starting today (Monday)!!!  Yay!!

Although my house will be covered in a fine mist of dust – okay, or more like a deep layer of dust, waa!! – I am eager and excited to see the final product.  I’ve dreamed of a kitchen like the one we designed since we saw a house in the neighborhood that had the exact same layout as ours, except, it had been converted to an open concept layout.  Since then, hubby and I have dreamed of converting our kitchen/dining room/living room into that same layout.  We have been in a semi-functional kitchen since July when hubby tried to surprise me with a kitchen remodel, but our contractor bailed and left us with a semi-destroyed kitchen, with about 10% of the completed job behind.  Sigh.

We met with several contractors, but finally chose JC TOP Services, LLC.  You can find them on Facebook and Instagram!  Juan Carlos Perez is the sweetest, most patient man you’ll find in the business.  He is punctual, honest, and incredibly accommodating.  He often arrives at appointments with his daughter Stephanny, who takes notes, and makes sure everything that is discussed is detailed on the contract.  Because of the magnitude of the project, I asked if they would be willing to make drawings of what they discussed and they did!  Together they make an amazing team!  I can’t say enough great things about them!  And no, I’m not getting a discount to say this, haha!  Btw, I found them on Thumbtack.  My neighbor told me about it.  It’s an a service app.  You tell it what you need and they’ll deliver up to five custom quotes from local pros ready to help.  All professionals who want to be listed on Thumbtack have to pass a background check and in brief, be legit.  That gave me even greater confidence to hire them.  Make sure to follow then on Facebook and Instagram so that you can support a local, great business.

To help my planning while I’m waiting on the construction, I’ve pinned several sources of inspiration on Pinterest.  I’m also looking at the items below for decor and such once the kitchen is built!  Check them out below.  I think the “feel” of the room will be a combination of “transitional” and “farmhouse”.  Is that a thing?!?!  Who knows.  But that’s what I’m imagining.🙂


Sentiment Mugs // Metal Orb Chandelier // Artificial Pencil Succulent // Cecilia Dining Chair // Keurig Coffee Maker (White) // Hydrangea (Set of 4) Flower Arrangement // Lettered Coffee Mugs

So, here we are.  About to start the remodel!!!!  I will be posting updates on Instagram and Instagram Stories.  I’m not sure how many parts there will be to this series, but hopefully not too many, haha!  I know I’ll not be getting too much sleep – because I’m basically waiting for the best Christmas present ever – so, I’m gonna need lots of coffee.  Since Starbucks is my coffee of choice and because it’s rude not to share, I am giving a lucky winner a $25 Starbucks gift card!!


To enter, leave a comment below with your drink of choice at Starbucks.  

That’s it!  Winner will be announced Saturday, December 10, 2016 in time for your morning cup o’ jo!

What’s more?  I have several other friends who have giveaways going on.  Check them out here!

20161205_001204.jpgBut, before you leave, make sure to leave a comment below to enter to win your Starbucks giveaway!!!  Also, make sure to follow by email to get notifications when my next blog renovation update is live. And because you love me and want to support my blog.🙂 #kthnxbye

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!






Moms Do Holiday Style


I was recently asked if I would partner with other moms to showcase some holiday outfit ideas, and so of course I said YES!!

I had to take some photos for other social media posts recently, and loved the outfit I put together for that, so I’m sharing that now with you for this post as well.🙂


I happened to be at The Summit a few weeks ago and immediately made a bee line for the clearance wall.  To my surprise, they had all sale items marked an additional 40% off!  My eyes were immediately drawn to this skirt.  As a momma, midi skirts work well because they are long-ish and allow me to bed over, squat, jump, you name it, without flashing the world; all while trying to chase after my 3-year old, who is usually chasing after my 7-year old.  Sigh.  If you’re tired after reading THAT sentence, you understand how tired I am after chasing kids around!

I checked just DAYS ago to see if this skirt was on sale and it said it was sold out, so I don’t know what happened between Black Friday and now, but apparently it is magically back in stock.  No complaints here though, as I am able to share it with you and some of you may even decide to purchase it!

I paired it with a shell I bought for $12 from Marshalls, and a $15 cardigan (it was on sale) from Target.  The necklace, omg, is BEEEEAAAAUUUTIFUL!!!  My friend Yasi of Hello Gorgeous blog recently opened up a jewelry boutique and sent me a piece to style with my outfits.  I am in LOVE with it.  Best of all, it’s less than $30!!  The necklace is linked above for those of you interested.  Check out the other necklaces she has in stock in case you are in need of additional baubles for the holidays or to gift to loved ones and friends.



Here with Heather of My Life Well Loved

Outfit details:  Necklace, Hello Gorgeous Boutique // Cardigan, Target // Top, Marshalls, similar here and here // Skirt, JCrew, here //  Shoes, Marc Jacobs (old), similar here and here//

Finally, my friend over at Take Time for Style is hosting a $250 Nordstrom Gift Card giveaway, so make sure to click here to enter.  Who passes up a chance to win free money?? I don’t!! You shouldn’t either!

Anyhoo, let me know if any of you end up buying this skirt and if you style it, I’d love to see photos!  Feel free to post them below or share them with me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest.  I’d love to see what you come up with!

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!



Cyber Monday Deals – 2016


The #1 online shopping day of the year is here!!  Check out some of the awesome deals happening on the ‘internets’ at some would say, lol.

  • Abercombie – All Clearance 50-70% Off
  • American Eagle – 40% off
  • ASOS: 20% off with code THANKFUL30 (5% EBATES cash back)
  • BaubleBar: up to 35% off with code SAVE35  (3% EBATES cash back)
  • Charming Charlie – 40% off Jewelry (1% EBATES cash back)
  • Coach – Up to 50% off select styles
  • Express: 50% off + free shipping (5% EBATES cash back)
  • GiGi NY: up to 35% off
  • Nordstrom: extra 20% off select sale items (6% EBATES cash back)
  • Shopbop: up to 25% off with code GOBIG16 (2% EBATES cash back)
  • Sole Society: 30% off
  • Steve Madden: 35% off with code CYBER (6% EBATES cash back)
  • Tory Burch: 30% off any purchase of $250+ with code THANKS
  • LOFT: 50% off everything with code CYBERMONDAY  (6% EBATES cash back)
  • Kendra Scott: 20% off with code SALE20

Don’t forget to activate Ebates on your toolbar to get extra money back on your purchases! To sign up for eBates, click here.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Happy Shopping!!

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!