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Friday, September 23, 2016

The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party #56



Welcome to The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party - this is a weekly party where bloggers and readers can be inspired by creative, informational and fun posts from tons of blogs around the web. You will find yummy recipes, awesome creative projects and more. It is also a great way to meet and mingle with bloggers you find here. Best of all, the posts you share at this link party will be shown on 3 different blogs! Can you say “Show me the Traffic!”

We are so glad to have everyone (new visitors and returning party goers) joining us this week and I am especially glad to have these lovely ladies hosting this party with me. 





 IKEA Catalogue 2017 Must Haves

 Bring The Outside In For Autumn

 LIVE LOVE LIFE LATELY



DIY Water Color Saying - The Crafty Blog Stalker




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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Giving Assistant: An Easy Way to Give Back and Cash In

Giving Assistant: A Easy Way to Give Back and Cash In | City of Creative Dreams

You know that I am a lover of online shopping because it is very convenient for a busy worker bee. Between home life and work life, the last thing I want to do is be in a store shopping. I always wished that I would be paid to shop. Well, my wish has come true! I mean who wouldn't wish for that. Making money while you are spending money. It is a win-win for all.

What is even better is being able to donate to a charity as well. When I heard that I can make money and donate at the same time. I had to give it a try. Giving Assistant does just that! Giving Assistant provides you with both options. You have complete control on who you want to donate to and the percentage of your cash back money will go to the company. Here is how it works:



First, you need to create an account. You can choose between signing up through Facebook or email.


Next, you can go to Settings. Here is where you can choose a charity and customise your percentage. This is also the same area of where you can choose our choice of payment. I love that they have they option of getting paid by Paypal over a bank check in the mail.


Now it is time to shop! Simply type in the search box for your favourite stores. I couldn't believe that they even have my latest guilty online shopping site GearBest.com. Since I was going to shop there anyways, I figured why not give it a try plus they offer 7.5% cash back. You can also find awesome coupon codes on the page which is perfect for when your done your shopping.


If you are curious on what I bought, you will be happy to know what I did not go overboard. I bought myself and my mom a few items. First things first, is we both desperately needed an organiser for our purses. I recently bought a new purse for work and hate that fact that I can't find a single thing. Next, I bought myself a tripod for my camera. I have the light equipment but have no tripod and the price was right. Lastly, I bought my mom a watch similar to a Fitbit. She likes mine so I figured, why not get her one too!. With this purchase, I am donating a $1.00 to Autism Cares.

There are so many stores to explore such as Esty who offers 2% cash back, Walmart who offers 4% on standard items and 1% on Electronics, Video Games, Movies, Music, Books and Photo and Groupon who offers 6% cash back just to name a few.

I really enjoyed using Giving Assistant. It is such a creative idea of bringing both making money and giving money together in one spot. It is very simple and easy to use. It is definitely a site I will keep using.

*This post contains an affiliate link. Opinions are 100% my own. For more information, see my disclosures page.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LIVE LOVE LIFE LATELY


LIVE LOVE LIFE LATELY | City of Creative Dreams

I briefly talked about the first day of school for my little man. He went inside very nicely. I was expecting some crying and a fit from myself but I think I did pretty well as well. We parted as quick as we arrived. He told me about all the fun he had. I have to admit that I felt a little naked without him around. It was quieter and I defiantly missed him. His little voice chit chatting away. While he was at school, I was spending time with my family who was visiting. We went to Cora's and I fell in love with the smoothie! But no smoothie could replace my little man. I can't believe he is going to school.





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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bring The Outside In For Autumn

Bring The Outside In For Autumn | City of Creative Dreams

Can you believe that is it that time again? Autumn is just around the corner! Orange leaves are falling off the trees... well if you were to look outside of my window right now that is not happening at all. In fact, the leaves are still green and the heat is still summery for some reason so I am going to have to bring autumn inside. I am taking on the Wayfair campaign #BringOutdoorsIn and showing you how I am getting ready for autumn.

For starters, I am replacing the blue pillows with the browns and orange pillowcases. I am not a huge fan of having just orange everywhere. So I like to stick with the browns and golden colours. A nice pop of pattern such as polka dots, it still gives me that touch of orange without having me feel like I am living inside of a pumpkin.


Recently, I have been working on DIY coasters. I took some very neat wooden leaves and transformed them into nifty stylish drink coasters. I had to give the wood a little colour by spraying a little champagne colour on it. Who says that all leaves have to be orange? Now my autumn drinks with be held by these beauties.


Another way that I am getting ready is by helping my little man get ready. We sat down and turned his hands into a tree this weekend. He had fun turning his fingers into branches and arm into a trunk. Even though I did the cutting, he turned into such a glue master that I was beginning to think he may not need my help anymore.


Those are my ways of getting ready for autumn. Very simple things that make the season a lot more fun. How are you bringing the outside inside this autumn? I wanna know! Share below.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

IKEA Catalogue 2017 Must Haves

IKEA Catalogue 2017 Must Haves | City of Creative Dreams

I almost forgot. Normally I wouldn't but this year with all the craziness going around I didn't remember about the IKEA catalogue until it showed up at the door. Who would have guessed that would ever happen to me. Summer was so consumed with work, daycare for my son then having to get my little man ready for the first day of school that I didn't think about what makes the end of the summer worth wild. I mean don't get me wrong, fall TV shows are like the main course that keeps me full for months but the catalog is an awesome appetizer that I enjoy every year.

Did you already look through yours? I hope so, there is a ton of eye candy in there. I got my pages marked on what I am going to be adding to my wishlist. I thought I would share with you some pages I am keeping bookmarked. Here are some goodies, I couldn't resist!



 This year, like every year, there is so much to see like Glass Box, Corner Sectional, Open Wardrobe, and the Arm Chair just to name a few. I love the color of the sectional. The glass box would be perfect storage for jewelry or sunglasses. 


I am also in love with the recycling bags, it is affordable and brilliant! Perfect for those who live in apartment buildings because you can simply bring the bag down in the elevator. Unfortunately, these bags are not big enough for my large family but love the idea of it. Might work for us if we take out the recycling every week.


Did you see this KUGGIS boxes? I can't wait to get my hands on these! Since video games are huge in our home now. I am in deep desire to keep it organize and clean. I believe this will be a great help for my family this year. 


What are you in love with in the catalogue this year? I wanna know. Is it a duvet cover or an awesome couch. Share with me!

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Friday, September 16, 2016

The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party #55



Welcome to The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party - this is a weekly party where bloggers and readers can be inspired by creative, informational and fun posts from tons of blogs around the web. You will find yummy recipes, awesome creative projects and more. It is also a great way to meet and mingle with bloggers you find here. Best of all, the posts you share at this link party will be shown on 3 different blogs! Can you say “Show me the Traffic!”

We are so glad to have everyone (new visitors and returning party goers) joining us this week and I am especially glad to have these lovely ladies hosting this party with me. 





LIVE LOVE LIFE LATELY


Fashion Finds - September 2016 Edition



Farmhouse Coffee Sign - Sadie Season Goods

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Recipe in a Jar - The Country Chic Cottage

Truck Shapes Busy Bag Idea - Crafts Unleashed 


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