5 Tips For a Cozy Bathroom Refresh: Sweepstakes

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As you may know from this blog, our upstairs master suite bathroom has been on my mind lately!

First, we had a major storage issue so I added a linen cabinet and shelving. That helped so much! After that was done, I still noticed it was badly in need of an update or a “refresh”, if you will. I, like many home owners, want our bathroom to be somewhat of a retreat – cozy, inviting and a place of peace. I like nice touches. And I want our upstairs bathroom to share the rustic retreat feel that the rest of the house has. Have you ever seen our home, or a photo of it? It looks like a ski lodge!

The downstairs bathroom is the kids’ bathroom, but that doesn’t mean the upstairs bathroom isn’t also a busy place. Especially during the summer months when we’re celebrating THREE summer birthdays, and the kids are home from school. We constantly have house guests and play dates, galore. I got a lot of inspiration from Target on giving our bathroom a much-needed update/refresh, and also keeping it well-stocked with toilet paper. These were such fun changes to make!

So, what was wrong with our bathroom? We had solved the storage problem, and the bathroom is pleasant and easy to clean. However, there was no real theme or fusion. It was a mix of warm and cold colors, and we wanted it to be more like the rest of our house. Rustic. Cozy. Warm. As you can see from my “before” photos, we had no bathmat and had an outdated shower curtain. The garbage pail was outdated, and we didn’t have soap dispensers. It was disorganized and didn’t have a cozy feel.

Here are 5 Tips For a Cozy Bathroom Refresh:

1 – Add a cozy rug or bath mat. It doesn’t have to be a shaggy square. It can be anything you want! The aisles of Target are full of great solutions, and I wanted something to match the rustic/cozy feel of our house. I chose rich colors.

2 – Incorporate natural materials. Whether that’s wood or soapstone, or the natural beauty of rocks, Target has plenty of options to refresh your bathroom. I fell in love with this wooden wastebasket. It was exactly what I was looking for.

3 – Warm your towels! Cassidy bought me heated towel bars last Christmas, and they give your towels a toasty feel!

4 – Use warm, rich colors around the bathroom, and not just in one place. Ah, was this fun for me. I picked out the bath mat first, and then added a warm-colored shower curtain, soap dispenser, and candle to follow. I love the new look!

5 – Keep your bathroom well-stocked with toilet paper. No one wants to have to change the toilet paper roll a dozen times! That’s where Quilted Northern® Mega Rolls come in! We buy Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® Mega Rolls, as well as Quilted Northern Ultra Plush® Mega Rolls. Quilted Northern Mega Rolls are four regular rolls in one – so they last longer. You change the roll less often than before, AND it becomes one less thing to worry about. It makes for a more pleasant experience for guests too. The roll looks fuller! So don’t sweat the small stuff this summer – enjoy your refresh!

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Good luck, and Happy Decorating!

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AMAZING Lighting: Sogni Di Cristallo Vintage Collection


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Many of you may know this, but Cassidy is a HUGE lighting guy.

I have no doubt that he could do it for a living. He did an incredible job lighting our own wedding! Let that sink in. He lit the wedding tent at our venue. He also bought projectors to shine moose and wolf images on the tent!

This summer/fall, we will be renovating our house. This is pretty BIG news. It’s been a life dream for so long. We have felt lately that we could use some improvements – like more space and more rooms, plus an updated bathroom with a jacuzzi. At first we went to open houses, but even the nicest houses had us saying, “Well, it’s nice but what makes it better than what we already have?” What we have is awesome! We have an A-frame ski lodge of a home and four gorgeous acres. The chicken coop is brand new (as in not even a week lived in) and the fruit and vegetable gardens are popping up like crazy.

Why leave this?

We have now gone through the process of hiring an architect, and then having contractors put out a bid. We are so happy to have found someone. I can’t wait to talk more about it on the blog and provide photos and updates. It should be an interesting process. We’ll be displaced a lot, and then probably happier than ever here. That said, now that we have found something we like, the next process is to pick out all new fixtures and fittings, as well as LIGHTING. Last week I came across Sogni Di Cristallo on an online search, and I can’t stop looking! It made me appreciate all of the attention to detail.

Based in Venice Italy, Sogni Di Cristallo is a leader in the online sales of chandeliers in artistic Murano glass – exclusively handmade according to the ancient technique of master glassmakers. Right now, they have exceeded 10,000 online sales in more than 50 countries, but mainly in the European Union and the US. And we have to talk about the craftsmanship!

The Vintage Collection: a Murano Mid-Century Dream – combines traditional craftsmanship with modern detailing. This new collection of Murano lighting is a repetition of shiny elements made of the finest glass. It’s completely mesmerizing! The Fellini chandelier is a great combination between between elegant and contemporary mood.

One of my favorites, the “Fiordaliso” chandelier is more classic and feminine, with curved glass leaves.


The Mastroianni chandelier is a stand out – taking advantage of a cascade of prisms for a sensational light effect.

The Crono model has a more stylish and plain style, but is still so gorgeous!

All of the chandeliers in this collection are characterized by a modular structure that allows for combining models with different shapes and sizes, according to customer requirements. Each item has a certificate of authenticity – 100% Made in Venice, Italy! All I know is I’d have a hard time choosing just one.

Which chandelier is your favorite?