Our Bedroom

It’s been so long since I’ve posted any photos of our house, so I figured today I would share our bedroom. I love looking back at old house photos. We changed up our closet doors recently to some wood ones. I ended up staining them much too lightly, so I finally bought some new stain to try again. Luckily I’m not too worried about going over light stain with dark. We actually have a new bed from the last time I posted photos too. We used to have an Ikea platform bed, but then maybe about a year ago we bought a tall bed that I sometimes feel like I need a step stool to get into. I love it though, the mattress is a memory foam and I don’t think I could ever sleep on anything else now. A bit of the artwork has been moved around. And last time we went through and cleaned out clothing for donating for decided we did not need the white dresser that was in here (which I then gave to my sister). So hello from our bedroom! I figured it’s been some time since I posted my photo online and I recently got a haircut that feels perfect and lighter for the beautiful weather we have been having!

Collections: vintage style boxes & packaging

I have a small collection of boxes from companies that use beautiful vintage imagery and thought I would share some of that today. Lets begin with The Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen..

I first heard about Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen on Rae’s blog Say It Ain’t So. Rae lives in TN and has a great eye for all things quirky and cute. Her and her husband go on little adventures to fun places, things that are right up my alley. She posted photos from the candy kitchen a few years ago and I was in love! I started thinking about the company again recently and decided to look into it a bit more. I was excited when I saw they are now selling their candy online, so I ordered a bunch of stuff for Easter baskets knowing my family would happily eat the candy and let me keep the boxes. A gift for everyone ;) Everything arrived quickly, and just look at the beautiful packaging!

The next company is The Cactus Candy Company. I got my box as a gift from a friend who lives in Arizona. Not only is the packaging adorable with that little smiling cactus, but the candy is delicious. Made from the syrup of prickly pears the candy is a soft chewy jelly like candy. I’ve actually found the best price for it to be on amazon (on the company’s website its $7.95 for a 1/2 lb box plus $13.95 shipping) but on Amazon a 1/2 pound box is 11.99 and free Prime shipping

Superdawg is a drive-in located in the Chicago area. We’ve visited twice because the building itself is so cute with hotdog people. You can buy souvenirs online at their website like a resin sculpture of the hotdog couple. I have that and the cute soft plush, but I also asked them for an empty hotdog box during our visit because it’s adorable and I wanted to save one.

I’ll leave you with a few more companies that have cute vintage style packaging. Accouterments makes the silly gum you see packaged like cocktail weenies and baked beans. I couldn’t find a website for the company but it looks like they sell all kinds of novelty goods. I’m pretty sure we picked these up at one of our trips to Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum.
Then there is Heidl brand chocolate. As you can see by some of their Easter chocolate it came packaged in a pretty tin, and each bar has such a sweet vintage style illustration on the front. They seem to offer a “NOSTALGIA” line for each season, and I love it.
And lastly some beautiful BlueQ soap, I like to order all kinds of goodies from BlueQ around the holidays because they have such unique fun things, and they make great little gifts. Their soap and lip balm always have such beautiful (and funny) packaging.
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Sockflow-sock subscription

The folks over at Sockflow (a sock subscription program) asked me if I’d like to review a shipment, and since I love socks I was more then happy to try it out. Sockflow mostly features socks from South-Korea, but they are part of a norwegian company called Havfruen Vannaerobic AS. Their website says they offer subscriptions that give you either 1 to 3 pairs of socks each month. Subscriptions begin at $10 a month with free shipping. You can choose from Kawaii, stylish, wool, or dress socks. From their website: Each month you will receive different surprise socks. It will be a nice variety of colors and patterns, all to make you happy! It will also be a nice chance to experience brands you never even heard of before. You can rest assure that each month will be a nice surprise for you.
Two pairs os socks arrived packaged in a pretty purple shipping envelope. Inside was this little puppy bag with two pairs of socks. I was kind of surprised that both socks featured the little bunny fella, but didn’t mind since he is so cute and perfect for Easter. I was worried that the socks might be too small, as I have big feet (size 11) Even though the socks appeared small, they had great stretch and fit my feet without feeling tight at all. I was really pleased with that! They are very nice high quality socks too, not too thin. I’ve already worn each pair and washed them with out any issues of fading or feeling uncomfortable.
All in all I think its a really great idea for a subscription if you too are someone who loves socks. You know I have a special place in my heart for “of the month” clubs and socks!

I was sent a free trial subscription box in return for my review, but all opinions expressed here are my own. I’m really picky about what I’ll review for my blog, and only want to share with you things that I think are pretty neat!