Fall Home Tour


Hello friends! Fall has arrived and I've just finished my fall decorating! I'm really looking forward to all that fall brings...soups, crisp air, the turning of leaves, boots and sweaters, and of course football! I always love for my home to feel cozy through every season and I think I've accomplished that in my fall decorating. 

I'm so very excited to have teamed up with 13 wonderful ladies to bring you a fall home tour blog hop! At the end of my post you'll find links to visit my fellow bloggers tours! They are a must! Such amazing talent and beautiful homes. Let's begin!

Pretzel S'mores




I discovered a new, amazing creation on our recent camping trip with my family. We usually try and take a fall camping trip every year before school starts..it's a super fun tradition that my girls look forward to. Of course, we always make S'mores, a favorite with my girls! Only, when we got all set up, I realized I forgot the graham crackers. I instantly started thinking of all the snacks I brought to see if I had something I could use in the crackers place...when it hit me..Pretzels!! Before we even made the first one I knew the salty and sweet would be so yummy. I have to tell you, after trying them..you may never make S'mores the traditional way again! 



I bought the Pretzel Thins for our trip and I believe they worked out perfectly. The flatness of them made great foundations for the chocolate and gooey marshmallow! 

I placed two Pretzel Thins face down on a plate and put one piece of Hershey's chocolate on a piece. One chocolate per S'more sandwich. 
 
 

Now the fun part...roasting the marshmallows! 
 


 

Once the marshmallow is hot and melted, transfer it on top of the chocolate piece, then place a Pretzel thin on top making a sandwich. 
 
 

I personally have never just loved S'mores as they were always too sweet. I can now say I LOVE them!! I think the saltiness of the Pretzel balances it perfectly! 
 
 

I dare you to just eat one! My daughter was a huge fan..can you tell?! 
 
 

I would love to know if you try these yourself and what you think of them. 

Happy Camping! 

Xoxo,
Daraka 

Summer Home Refresh with FAT Paint


Hi friends! I've teamed up with some amazing bloggers to bring you "Summer Refresh"! Summer can be loads of fun but it can also be VERY hot, therefore keeping some of us stuck indoors in the AC! We decided to bring you some ideas to give your home or space a little summer refresh! At the end of this post be sure to check out all my fellow bloggers posts for some more inspiration! Also use the hashtag #summerhomerefresh on Instagram so we can see your refreshed spaces!

JORD Watch | Review & Giveaway!




Hello friends! I am so excited to be sharing a very beautiful product with you! I've admired wood watches from JORD for awhile now and was thrilled when they asked if I would review one of their amazing timepieces from their Frankie series! When the watch arrived in the mail, it came beautifully packaged in this wood box! Already perfect for gift giving too!



I received the Frankie series Zebrawood & Champagne watch. It was really the perfect watch for me because I dress simple and casual most of the time...but the best part about this ladies watch is that I can wear it dressed up or dressed down! It honestly works for both! The wood is absolutely stunning and I have already had so many questions and comments about it while out and about.


I've always loved wearing a watch, and these women's watches are not only lightweight but are beautiful and unique! If you follow me on Instagram, you know just how much I love unique items. I am already planning gifts for this Christmas for a couple family members that I know would love one! I think they would make such unique gifts!


Another great thing about ordering from JORD, is you can print a size chart that allows you to pick the correct size watch for your wrist! Therefore ensuring that when you receive your watch, it's ready to wear! Be sure to also check out their men's watches! My husband may or may not already know what I'm getting him for Christmas!

Want a chance to win a $75 credit toward a JORD watch of your own? Enter HERE and one lucky person will win a $75 e-voucher to apply to a watch of their choice! (expiring 9/2) The best part is there are no "losers"! Just for entering you will receive a $20 e-voucher (excluding the winner) that will expire 12/2. Winner will be randomly selected by JORD and notified my email! Good luck to all!

*Contest closes at 8/2 at 11:59pm

**This watch was sponsored to me from JORD but all opinions are my own and honest. 


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DIY Shiplap Frame



It's that time again for thrifted & re-lifted! We love bringing you new ways to update those thrift store and garage sale items each month! We would love to invite you to post YOUR thrifted makeover on Instagram by using the hashtag #thriftedandrelifted. We will be choosing one to feature on our blogs for the next month! Also, be sure to check out my fellow bloggers posts at the end to see their amazing makeovers!

How to Use Vintage Pieces with Modern Decor






Hi guys! I'm super excited to be with 8 amazing bloggers and Instagram friends for a link party on how to incorporate vintage pieces with your modern day purchases. At the end of my post you'll find links to visit my friends blogs to see their posts! We would also love for you to link up your post for a chance to be featured on one or more of our blogs next month! Plus, we would really love to visit YOUR blog to see how you achieve this in your home. 

Patriotic Decor




Summer is here! I absolutely love everything about the summertime...BBQ cookouts, fireworks, camping, sno cones, and fun at the lake comes to mind. I love to decorate for the summer as well. I always like to switch up my three tier stand for the holidays and seasons so I gathered up all my red, white, and blue and started decorating. As usual, I used a lot of vintage!

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