Whitewashed Fireplace

Here are the before and after photos of my fireplace after whitewashing it.  I used equal parts water and white paint, although I did end up adding a tad extra water because it was a little heavy.  I used a small brush to get in between the bricks and a larger brush for everything else.  I painted and then sponged the excess off with scrunched up paper towels until I got the effect I desired.  For the second coat I dabbed the areas that still looked a little red.  Your technique will develop as you work so don't worry if at first it seems awkward or if it doesn't look just right.  It will begin to come together the more you work on it.  That's it!  Easy peasy and love the results!  

Before-the white splotches are from previous renovations

First coat half done

With one coat

Finished product with two coats

Spoonflower Shop Now Open!

I finally found a little extra time to open my Spoonflower shop!  Yay!!  Some designs are my custom prints I previously used on my own products while others have never been seen nor used.  I'm navigating my way through surface design, and I plan on adding many more designs this fall.  You can find me on Spoonflower at www.spoonflower.com/profiles/wildwoodpoppy.  Feel free to contact me for resizing or any other questions.  I hope you love the shop and I can't wait for fall to bring you more!


WildLust Wicks Candles

If you haven't heard of WildLust Wicks candles yet you are in for a treat!  I recently tried out scents Figalicious and Encourage-Mint and they are amazing!  I like that the scents aren't overpowering, but yet they still make the room smell wonderful.  Made from natural soy wax and hand poured into copper containers they not only make your room smell good, but they look great too!  You can order WildLust Wicks candles at wildlustwicks.com.  Also be sure to follow them on Instagram under Wildlustwicks.

Daylin Skye Handbags

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite handcrafted handbag designers.  Amber, of Daylin Skye, is a true talent and her vegan friendly handbags are gorgeous!  After a six month hiatus she has returned with her spring/summer collection that features soft luxurious vegan materials in an array of delightful colors, metal hardware accents, and her signature bows and flower details.  As an added bonus Amber is giving my readers a special discount of 15% off by using code WILDWOOD15 during checkout!  Discount is good for today only at www.daylinskye.com beginning at noon PST.

These pouches are perfect for carrying your phone, cards and other small items.  You can carry them on their own or they can fit right into your larger handbags and diaper bags!  Perfect for moms on the go like myself.  

Be sure to visit www.daylinskye.com today and be sure to use code WILDWOOD15 during checkout to save 15%!  You can also find Amber on Instagram under DaylinSkye.


Society6 Shop Now Open!

I'm excited to announce that my Society6 shop is now open!  I'm starting out with products using my exclusive Coffee & Kisses slogan which has been very popular since I first introduced it last year. I'll be adding many more designs soon!  There's so many great products you can order which include coffee mugs, pillow covers, phone cases, art prints, and the newest carryall pouches which are amazing!  You can find me under Sahnda Marie or www.society6.com/sahndamarie.  Hope you all are as excited about this as I am!  

Target Pillowfort Kids Home Collection

Target just released their new kids home decor collection, Pillowfort, last week and it's amazing!  Consisting of over 1200 pieces you are sure to find everything you need and much more!  I'm getting ready to transition my toddlers bedroom from a nursery to a big girls room, and I'm so excited to be using some of the Pillowfort items!  Right now Target is having a great sale on all regular priced home items too.  You can save 15% off when you spend $125 until March 5th!  Online orders over $25 have free shipping or if you use their Redcard you always have free shipping on all orders plus save 5%.  Such a great and affordable way to redecorate your little ones room or nursery!

Here are some items I'll be using from the Pillowfort collection in my daughters room:

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