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Share the Joy with World Market

I’m so excited to SHARE THE JOY with World Market again this year. I got to participate in the campaign last year, too, and I truly felt joy giving back to the children’s wing at our local hospital. This year, I took my Boy Scouts to help me say thank you to our community helpers–the local fire station. We put together a gift basket full of treats and little games they can play, while hanging out at the fire station in the slow hours.

Share the Joy

I think we all know World Market has a variety of unique treats, but I also love their old fashioned toy section, too. We thought about adult men might enjoy while shopping, and found some fun mind twisters and sudoko cube, mini walkie talkies, jaw harp, and a desktop ping pong set, too.… Continue Reading

Triple Honeycomb Crunch

It’s the time again! Welcome to the blog hop featuring 10 creative bloggers. This month’s theme is all things HONEYCOMB.  I decided to make a fun little snack mix, and named it Triple Honeycomb Crunch because it has THREE types of honeycomb in the mix. I’ll share modifications for a single and double honeycomb, too.  It’s a delightful little treat perfect for an outing with the family in individual bags, or in a big bowl over a silly movie.

Triple Honeycomb Crunch

But first, all 10 projects! There are so many fun projects to choose from- recipes, decor, Halloween related and more! We’d love for you to pin the collage below, check out the rest of my post about the Triple Halloween Crunch, and then go see all the other fabulous projects created by some of our friends. It’s a fun party on the 10th each month!

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#WorldMarketMakeover

I’m partnering with World Market again to share about their Spruce Up Your Space campaign. A lucky winner will get a 5,000 shopping spree to WORLD MARKET!!! Pretty stinkin’ exciting, eh?  If I had 5,000 to spend at World Market on a room of my choice, I’d pick the very first room that you see upon entering my home.  My front room is supposed to be a dining room, but we’ve made it our living room with a piano and chairs. It’s so plain, I’ve just had no great vision for this space, so I’ve left it alone.  I created a World Market pinterest pin board for the room, and started collecting items that I’d like to see in it.

Here is the room now, lots of brown–just not me anymore. I really want to include this room in my once a month room makeover home tour this year, but I seriously am at a loss for what to do. I need help!

living room

The piano could use a big mirror over it, more on the wall, more pops of color everywhere! I shopped around the World Market Website and found some fun stuff that would definitely spruce up THIS space!  Pretty much digging the purple patterned rug (3) and have ALWAYS loved the look of the wheels coffee table (2). And I LOVE LOVE LOVE maps of any kids (4) and have pretty much wanted a chaise lounge for years and years (14). And I must have really liked the chevron blanket because it made my collage twice! Here are some of the items I found that I loved. See direct links to each product below the collage.

World Market Spruce Up Your Space 2

1. Reading Chair//2. Henry Coffee Table //3. Amethyst Avira Flat-Woven Wool Rug //4. Wood USA Wall Map //5. Turquoise and White Chevron Throw// 6. Davis Accent Ladder// 7. Aegean Blue Dupioni Grommet Curtain //8. Antique Green Globe with Brass Stand//9. Marcelle Tufted Ottoman//10. Plum Inverness Mug//11. Farmhouse Chalkboard//12. Mailbox Wall Decor//13. Gunmetal Schoolhouse Desk//14. Chocolate Tufted Velvet Victoria Chaise //15. Black Bailey Wall Clock//16. Turquoise and White Chevron Throw

Found THIS fabulous 30×40 mirror, too! The Ashna Mirror.

world market mirror

What do you love best from my collection above?!? Do tell!

Several of the items in the collage above come from the Maison Des Artistes collection and the Urban Dwellings Collection that come from the new fall collection at World Market.

For the Spruce up Your Space Sweepstakes, Winners will:

  • Enter to win a $5,000 World Market Shopping Spree plus a personal shopping experience and design consultation with one of their top design bloggers
  • Plus, 3 First Prizes: $1,000 World Market gift card

You can also earn bonus entries for liking World Market on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google + pages for more chances to win.

 ENTER TO WIN!!!

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Summer in Paris Sweepstakes

{I’m an embassador for World Market and sharing about their Summer in Paris Sweepstakes. All opinions and stories are 100% my own.}

My husband lived in France for 2 years before we met. He was a missionary for our church, and being immersed in the culture, he speaks fluent french to this day.

When we got married, it was my dream to travel to France with him, though he never thought he’d go back. It is across the ocean and everything. My parents are travelers, and passed the traveling bug along to me, so I knew we’d go to France, I just didn’t know when. 7 years ago, that time came. The stars aligned, I had a dream, and we made it happen. We spent 10 days in France. We started in Paris, took a train down to Aix-en-Provence, then rented a car and drove into the Alps and along the French Riviera from Nice to Monte Carlo. Here we are in front of the Eiffel Tower below.

france

Oh yes, we enjoyed France. Because he lived in Southern France, that’s where we spent most of our time on our trip. We spent just a day and a half in Paris. Enough time to take the bus tour around the city and get the “cliff’s notes” version of the history, and go up to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. I’d  love to go back and explore it a little more.

I’ve always known that my local World Market store has a sampling of foods from all over the world, but right now, they have a HUGE selection of French treats–sweet and savory! I scooped up a bunch so we could have a French Dinner at our home. Here are some of the items I brought home from my local World Market trip (with our French Flag in the background):

World Market Summer in Paris

Items Pictured: Cream of Tomato Soup with Basil//TriColor Egg Pasta Noodles//Crepe Dentelle Chocolates (probably my FAVE! and my husband said they reminded him of France)//Sable au Caramel Cookies//St Michel Madeleines Petite French Cakes//Moutarde de Diox//Petit Saucisson// Eiffel Strawberry Bon Bons

Summer in Paris with World Market

Bechamel Sauce//Hollandaise Sauce// Caramel Spread//French Twists

For dinner one night, I made the tri colored egg noodles with the Bechamel sauce. Just cooke the noodles in water, and make the sauce according to the directions.

french pasta and sauce

Then I served some most delicious Cream of Tomato Soup with Basil with some homemade grilled cheese sandwiches. Just heated up this most delicious bottle of goodness!

cream of tomato soup with basil

To top it off, I made sopapilla cheesecake, drizzled with this french caramel spread (link below picture above)

sopilla cheesecake

 A lot of the others were just yummy treats that we all enjoyed right out of the box. Such a fun selection of French goodness. To see  a lot more of the FOOD & DRINK selection that World Market has to offer, browse through the link. To see some FRENCH FAVORITES in decor and food, check that out, too (there is even a Napoleon Bobble Head)!

I’m excited to share that Cost Plus WORLD MARKET along with Lorina French Lemonade are partnering to offer a lucky winner a DREAM TRIP to Paris for their “Summer in Paris” Sweepstakes!

summer in paris

The Grand Prize Package Includes:

  • Trip for 2 to Paris (Airfare & Accommodations)
  • 2 Day Museum Pass, River Cruise
  • Dinner at the Eiffel Tower
  • $1,000 World Market gift card
  • Case of Lorina French Lemonade

Plus, 3 First Prizes: $500 World Market gift card

What are you waiting for, ENTER TO WIN!!  And then head to World Market online (through any of those links above) or to a store near you to stock up on the French Experience.