How to Revamp the Guest Bedroom for Summer Visits

School’s out! The kids are home and this is the perfect time for vacations. Friends and family that you haven’t seen in months are likely to come visit and spend a few days in your home. And if your guest bedroom is like mine – only occupied during especial occasions – it probably needs some TLC. While, I will admit that I was worried about what I’d do with out guest bedroom, I just followed these easy steps to get it looking and feeling cozy.

1. Pick Out Colors or Theme

This is the starting point, whether it’s a coastal theme or blue tones, it is important to have a clear vision of what you want for the space. Otherwise, you’ll waste time, money and can easily end up with something that you may not be happy with.

2. Find Affordable Bedding

Bedding can be one of the most expensive items in a room. So it is important to find pieces that look great, feel great – your guest will sleep on these – and look great. In our home I use lighter pieces like quilts and coverlets, because they’re light and can be layered with extra blankets if needed. I’m linking some below, including the style I have in our master – which you might have seen on Instagram before.

3. Find Comfortable Pillows

I recently got pillows from Downlite Bedding and let me tell you they’re super comfortable! In my opinion, pillows and a mattress are the foundation of a good bed. So, make sure to get the best you can for your guests.

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4. Add Decorative Items

Abstracts are my favorite piece of art because they’re so easy to decorate with. You don’t exactly have to follow a theme if you’re decorating around an abstract. Instead, you simply focus on the colors. In our guest room, I worked off the blue tones. I think mirrors and clocks are some of my other favorite decorative pieces.

5. Focus on Details

Something as simple as a wi-fi printable like this one from Elegance and Enchantment, can go a long way in making your guest feel welcome. Let’s face it, everyone wants the wi-fi password! Except for those who have unlimited data on their cell plans. 🙂 Leaving a few dresser drawers open is also a great idea, especially if your guests will be staying a while. It can be much more comfortable than digging through a suitcase.

Following these steps took the stress out of re-decorating our guest bedroom. And I’m honestly pleased with the way that it looks and feels in there now. What tips do you take into account when decorating your home? Let me know in the comments below.

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Trendy Thursday LinkUp + Palm Printed Kimono


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Happy Friday Eve! What plans do you have for the weekend? I think my weekend will be pretty low-key, since we have been doing quite a bit the last few weeks. I may even take a little break from Social Media, I think it’s needed from time to time. 😉 Palm Print is all the rave this season and this one goes perfect with a casual, dressy or even a swimsuit.

This gorgeous palm print kimono is from Betsy Boo’s Boutique. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw me share a jumpsuit by the same boutique. This and the jumpsuit are two pieces I can’t get enough of. So, you may see this piece styled differently, just be on the lookout. 🙂 As for the rest of my look, I thought I’d show off my new button cami, which goes with almost anything. And decided to pull out my peep toe booties, favorite pink earrings, jeans, watch and bamboo handbag. I’m linking all items below so you can get to shopping!

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Feliz jueves! ¿Qué planes tienen para el fin de semana? Creo que el mío será dedicado al descanso, ya que hemos hecho demasiado estas últimas semanas. 🙂 Y quizás tome un descanso de las redes sociales, lo que creo que es necesario de vez en cuando. Pero antes quería compartir esta hermosa kimono de palmas con ustedes. Es una pieza de la boutique Betsy Boo’s.
Si me sigues en Instagram, quizás vistes otra pieza de la misma boutique. Esa y este kimono son dos de mis piezas favoritas. Tanto que pronto quizás veas como la luzco de una forma diferente.
En cuanto el resto de mi look, quise usar mi nueva blusa de botones, la cual va con casi todo. También decidí sacar mis botines de mi armario y añadirle un poco de rosado a mi look con mis aretes. Eston son mis pantalones favoritos y pues el bolso también. Aquí les dejo el enlace artículo. 😉

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Last Week’s Favorites were:

 

High Latitude Style

Not only is her dress gorgeous but she is also sharing some great tips on this blog post. Check it out.

Amy’s Creative Pursuits

She is rocking the off shoulders look. Just hop over to her blog and take a look for yourself.

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This post is also linked to: Elegantly Dressed and Stylish | Lizzie in Lace | Mumma B Stylish | Style Splash | High Latitude Style | Ms Chanda | By Lauren M | Walking in Memphis in High Heels | Rosy Outlook | Glass of Glam | Elegance and Mommyhood | Jersey Girl Texan Heart | Living On Cloud Andreanine | Nancy’s Fashion Style

Beer Flights and Fútbol, Six Beers to have while Watching the Soccer Tournaments

Beer Flights and Fútbol, Six Beers to have while Watching the Soccer Tournaments
This post was done in collaboration with Cost Plus World Market and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. All opinions are my own.

A Fútbol Fiesta with Beer Flights and Bites? Yes, please! In our home soccer is the ONE sport that we watch as a family; whether we are rooting for the same team or different teams. Our love for the sport is not only rooted in our heritage but also in our personal experiences. I played soccer in high school and so did my two sisters; and now my little ones are planning to play soccer, as they get older too.

Because this summer is the Summer of Soccer, we are getting ready to host a series of viewing parties. Especially, as we see Panama take part in what will be their first game ever in the history of the tournament – they had never participated before, so it’s a big deal in my home – therefore a celebration is mandatory!

To celebrate, I thought it would be perfect to host our Fútbol Fiesta with Beer Flights and Bites! After all, beer and fútbol just seem to go hand-in-hand. So to get ready, I visited the Katy Cost Plus World Market – find yours here. They have food and wine from over 50 countries and because I needed to get my hands on beers from around the world, it only made sense to shop there. Cost Plus World Market is this Summer of Soccer shopper’s one-stop shop for entertaining, decorating and food and drink needs at any budget. I was happy to have found exactly what I was looking for, at amazingly affordable prices.

I picked out six beers for the beer flights and after picking the beers; I headed over to the food area to find some bites that would compliment the beers. I found delicious bourbon popcorn, crunchy sweet plantain chips, and sweet and salty almonds. Because I got some Italian beer, I thought it would be ideal to have a spread of cheeses, salami and baguette crisps. But I didn’t stop there…. I was also able to find some entertainment essentials. Like the shot glasses and Olivewood Cheese Cutting Board that I needed for the beer flights. I got some additional items, which made it easy to serve all the bites -I’m linking those for you below.

The (Six) Beer Flights 

My picks for the beer flights included Birra Moretti, Peroni, Purple Haze, Lagunitas IPA, Red Stripe and Tsingtao. Birra Moretti and Peroni, which I had in Italy before are light bodied and paired well with the cheeses, salami and baguette crisps tray. Purple Haze from Louisiana, is a personal favorite! It is a bit darker in color but light in taste, and I loved pairing it with the sweet and salty almonds and bourbon popcorn. Lagunitas IPA was a new one for me! It is dark in color and has a robust and fruity taste. So, I liked the way it contrasted the salty pretzels. Jamaica’s Red Stripe is one that I had seen many times before, but not tried. I liked the taste; it is light and went well with the crumbled sausage Margheritta flatbread. Lastly, China’s Tsingtao was another new flavorful beer to add to my list of favorites. Light bodied and it paired well with the plantain chips.

As promised, below are the items that I purchased at Cost Plus World Market. You can shop online and even find some of these at your local store to make your summer entertaining a breeze. 😉

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Trendy Thursday LinkUp + White Button Front Skirt

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Confession! I have been mildly obsessed with my new button front white skirt! And have already wore it a few times… So, I figured I might as well share one of the ways I styled it with you. 😉 I know that florals are more popular in Spring but I’ll be wearing them all summer. Especially if I continue to run into pieces like this one, priced at under $10. Yes, Target does it again!

Back to the skirt, this is the perfect piece to add to your closet. It is so versatile and super chic. I can wear it to a party, dinner, brunch, etc. Love pieces like this! As for the rest of my outfit, I wanted to add neutral tone and accessories. So I wore my espadrilles, nude bag and minimal jewelry. I’m thinking everything here for you to get to shopping. 😉

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Confieso que estoy un poco obsesionada con mi nueva falda de botones. Tanto que me la he puesto varias veces. Y pues decidí compartirla con ustedes! Sé que más estampados florales son más populares durante la primavera. Pero en mi caso pienso usar los todo el verano. Y aún más, si encuentro piezas tan baratas como ésta. Me costó menos de $10 en Target! 😉

La falda me parece tan perfecta, por que es muy versátil. Fácilmente la puedo usar para una fiesta, para una cena, o para una saludito con las amigas. En cuanto el resto de mi look, trate de usar accesorios con tonos neutrales Y pocas prendas. Aquí les dejo los enlaces para que compren las piezas que les gusten! 😉

Last Week’s Favorites were:

Five Feet of Style

I absolutely love dresses that can be worn with tennis and Sydney nailed the look. Check out her blog for more style inspo.

My SoCaled Life

Erika is one of the most stylish mamas I follow. I am always inspired by her looks. This piece that she wore is simply chic. Make sure to check her out and give her a follow for fashion inspo.

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This post is also linked to: Fashion Should be Fun | Shelbee on the Edge | Not Dressed as a Lamb | Straight Style Blog | Lady in Violet | I Do DeClaire |  Elegantly Dressed and Stylish | Lizzie in Lace | Mumma B Stylish | Style Splash | High Latitude Style | Ms Chanda | By Lauren M | Walking in Memphis in High Heels | Rosy Outlook | Glass of Glam | Elegance and Mommyhood | Jersey Girl Texan Heart | Living On Cloud Andreanine

Trendy Thursday LinkUp + Two Looks & One Black Dress

Happy Thursday! How was your memorial day weekend? Did you have a hard time getting the week started after three days off? I sure did. And so, I insist that every weekend should be three days long. Maybe one day, they will be… Until then, I want to share my latest find with you! Yes, this Black Dress from Target which is currently under $25.

In fact, this black dress is just under $18 but I got it on sale in my area for under $10, #winning! 🙂 What are you waiting for?  Get your keys and head to your local Target NOW! But seriously, isn’t this dress kind of perfect? I love all the details, from the smock waist to the lace up detail.

I decided to dress it up and dress it down, to show you how versatile a dress like this one can be. In the first look I wore the black dress with my go-to slide and straw hat. And on the second look I wore it with wedges and a bamboo bag. Both looks are comfortable yet chic; don’t you think? I have also linked all items for you to shop. 🙂

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Trendy Thursday LinkUp + Graphic Tees & Denim Skirts

Happy Thursday! Denim skirts are a recent obsession of mine! I absolutely love them. But what’s not to love about them? They’re comfortable and super versatile. I wore my to our trip to the lake last weekend. And to keep it casual, I paired it with this cute amour top that is under $11 (linked below), my go to slides and my go-to bamboo bag. I have a few more ideas on how to wear this skirt, so be on the look out for more looks during the summer!

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