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We have been very busy over the past few weeks with a variety of things but part of the activity has included hosting overnight guests from Russia (actually for two weeks).   Along with making sure our everyday guest room was ready, we also set up the office as a temporary guest room.   That meant upgrading a futon mattress from thin to thick along with new sheets.

I am a big fan of white bedding (and use them on our master bed) because it’s simple, fresh, and easy to clean.  But I recently picked up two sets of sheets from Marshall’s for our guest spaces and I went with patterned linens – specifically polka dots!  I chose red polka dots for the temporary guest space in the office but blue polka dots for the guest room.  They are so fun and I love the change!

I’m also always on the lookout for good gift ideas whether they are DIY, like this gift basket or jar,  or just useful or fun finds, like this vase,  so I wanted to share that I love these Land’s End totes to give as gifts!   I ordered two  for our house guests and they are really great quality.   The canvas is really thick and they are sturdy enough so that they stand up on their own.  I am also loving the combo of navy trim with green embroidered letters.

Almost everyone can use a extra bag around, and being able to embroider it with a monogram, word, or graphic makes it a great gift for a wedding, anniversary, graduation – pretty much any occasion!


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Check this guy out!

I kinda love him.  I especially like the glossy, lacquer finish. And he’s not just good looking.   He’s a little quirky but also totally useful because this Victorian head is actually a container! Here he is on the mantel again with fabulous tulips for spring.

How fun is that?  And I also tried him out on the bar cart where at first he’s unassuming, but then functional as a holder for cocktail stirrers.  I just love when pretty things are also so useful.

The male victorian head container is available from IMM Living.  They have an ‘immbassador program’ that readers can sign up for to get the latest updates, enter to win monthly giveaways, and buy specially curated imm Living products offered for a limited time. carries a number of IMM Living products and they are currently running a promotion for 20% off your entire purchase if you want to get your very own fun and quirky container !
IMM Living provided the product for my honest feedback and review. All expressed opinions are my own.


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