Welcome back to Show & Tell where I share resources that will help you create your ideal home and life.
I’ve got quite a few for you today, so let’s jump right in.
Life – It was 2:00 a.m. when we pulled up in front of our house after a whirlwind trip to NYC. The starlit sky, the trees, and the animal sounds all reminded me that despite how much I enjoy NYC, I love where I live. I guess sometimes it takes going away to appreciate the home and lifestyle you have. I wrote all about life in my community on Houston-Neighborhoods.com. You can read it here.
Self-Care – I’m speaking at the The Mom Project conference which will be hosted online March 1st – March 3rd. My talk is called Two Truths and a Lie: The Frustrating Obstacles Keeping You From Living a Fulfilled Life and How to Overcome Them. I’m familiar with many of the other speakers and expect their talks to be very helpful and inspiring. The organizer of The Mom Project, Kristie, is a sweetheart.
She created this conference to inspire, motivate and empower the total wellness of every mom. If you register, you will be emailed links to each day’s talks on that morning and will have access to them for 24 hours. Learn more about the conference through my affiliate link here. While registration is free, all access lifetime passes are available. If you purchase a pass through my affiliate link, I will make a small commission at no extra cost to you.
Self-Care – EWG skindeep database. I use this website to check the safety of the products I use on my skin and in my home. There’s even an app for your phone where you can scan an item while you’re shopping to get the EWG rating and choose the safer option. Learn more about EWG and the safety of your products here.
Relationships – Did you see the Facebook Live I did with Mr. Hines where we share our story and get real about our marriage? Watch it here.
Easy weeknight dinner – I found this recipe for Balsamic Chicken on Facebook and have cooked it a few times now. It is a very flavorful dish that my whole family loves.. The bonus is it’s easy to prepare and because it’s a one pan dish, clean up is quick. Get the recipe here.
A company-worthy recipe for entertaining – I discovered this Seafood Soup on Pinterest earlier this week and made it tonight. It is delicious! This recipe takes awhile to cook, so save it for a day when you can enjoy spending time in the kitchen.
Note: I used chicken broth instead of seafood broth and substituted plain Greek yogurt for coconut cream because that is what I had on hand, and I didn’t follow the measurements for the seasons. (I always wing that.) But people who did follow the measurements commented that the soup was very spicy. If spicy isn’t your thing, cut the measurements and/or omit some of the spicy seasonings. – Get the recipe here.
Budget Decorating Tip – If you enjoy shopping at Hobby Lobby, then you might want to keep this sale schedule handy. It tells you when each department is 50% off, when to wait for the 50% sale and when not to. Get the details here.
Another Budget-Friendly Resource for your home – I learned about Hollar from Kathryn at Do it on a Dime. When I browsed the online store, I was impressed at all that you can get so inexpensively: organizers, kids toys and clothes, electronics, home decor, cleaning supplies, baby gear, women’s apparel and accessories, office and craft supplies…and you get free shipping on orders over $25. There’s also an app for your phone. Check out Hollar here.
Shop the Look – I was asked where I got the rug shown in the Living Room Makeover post, so I thought I’d share that and a few other resources with you. As I source products, I include affiliate and referral links where applicable and mark them with an (*) asterisk. When you shop through my affiliate links, I make a small commission at no extra cost to you. This is a great way to support Sharon E. Hines and is very appreciated.
blue vintage style distressed rug – Rugs USA
bookcases – Ikea Billy Bookcases, thrifted from a Facebook selling group and painted.
tufted ottoman – *Joss & Main
all natural soy candle in vanilla & sandalwood (smells so good!) – *Grove.co
blue and white lamps on mantel Marshall’s Homegoods (I still see them occasionally but if you can’t find them, here is a selection that is *similar)
faux fur rug on leather ottoman – TJMaxx (*similar)
round tray – Homegoods (*similar)
white vase holding plant – Target Dollar Spot last Spring (If they don’t show up in the Dollar Spot again this Spring, maybe check The Dollar Tree for something similar.)
faux greenery topper – Hobby Lobby (on sale now for $5)
furniture – purchased years ago, thrifted or handed down.
Do you have any resources to add to the list?
See you in class,