new in shop

Happy Monday, friends! I’ve been busy getting both shops ready for the Spring/Wedding rush, and wanted to share some of burlap+blue and paper+palette’s newest additions with you all! We’re so very excited that Spring is near, and can’t wait to be a part of your next gift giving occasion…

ladybug matching game

ladybug matching game

wedding coasters

striped heart wedding coasters


soccer matching game

girls wall art

with brave wings art print

mint gold coral wall art

mint, gold & coral set of two prints

rise and shine print

rise & shine print

love never fails

love never fails print


Glade-inspired flower pretzel candies {a recipe}


I fully admit it-I am so ready for Spring to be here! This Winter has been cold, snowy, and long, and I am ready for the scents, sights, and sounds of Spring. Anyone else with me?

With the changing of the seasons on my mind this past weekend, I decided to infuse a bit of Spring into my home with the help of Glade and their new Limited Edition Spring Collection-Poppy Groove™ and Hello Spring™.

After using my Wax Melt Warmer to infuse Poppy Groove™ into my home, I immediately fell in love with the sweet (not cloying!) and exotic scents of flowers in bloom. I believe scents can inspire emotion, and this scent definitely inspired my fun and playful side!


And what can I say about Hello Spring™? Only this: it’s fresh, clean and my new favorite Spring scent. After giving my home a dose of Spring fragrance, I can honestly say that it felt like Spring was in my home, which inspired an easy and fun Flower Pretzel Candy recipe!

flower candy

These were so simple, so fun, and definitely Spring-inspired. So let’s get started. Here’s what you need:

-Pretzel snaps
- chocolate-caramel candies
-Spring-Colored chocolate candies

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Take a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and place 8 or so pretzels on it. Top each with a chocolate caramel candy. I found that if you do more than 8 or so at a time, the candies start to harden before you can finish assembling the flowers.


Place in the over for 3-5 minutes, just until the candies are soft. Pull the pretzels out of the oven, and center a chocolate candy in the middle, and press down. Take 6 more candies and press gently around the center candy.


Let cool, and you’re done!

I think I’ll package these in cello bags and hand out over the weekend…there may still be snow on the ground, but I can share the Glade scent-inspired Spring treats while they last (which may not be long)!

Need a burst of Spring in your home and mood? Check out the line of Spring scents from Glade, and let them inspire you own Spring recipe or DIY!

glade spring

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


my favorite spring cleaning tip {featuring Bona}

spring cleaning tips

No matter what the temperature outside currently is, the fact is indisputable, Spring is right around the corner! And that, of course, means warmer weather, blooming flowers, longer days and, of course, spring cleaning. I decided that this year, instead of tackling a couple dozen smaller (and less impactful) cleaning projects, I would focus on one effective spring cleaning task to make the whole house shine.


I’m a big believer that “if your floors are clean, the whole house is clean.” Nothing makes my home feel cleaner than clean and shiny floors. So with that in mind, I purchased a few Bona hardwood products, and got to work. For this task, I used my Bona mop, Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner, a Microfiber Applicator Pad, and Hardwood Floor Polish.

bona mop

Can you see the difference? My hardwood floors positively sparkled after one application of the Floor Polish. The difference was truly astounding, and the process was EASY.

First, we swept the floors and used the Hardwood Floor Cleaner and the Bona mop to clean the floors. We then affixed the Microfiber Applicator Pad to the mop, squirted the Floor Polish on the floor, and used the mop to apply the polish to the floor. Wait an hour for it to dry, and you’re done!


And while there are LOTS of hardwood cleaners on the market, Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaners are non-toxic, GREENGUARD certified, and leave no residue. This is super important to me as a mom with little ones that play, read, and literally roll around on the floors. They are third-party certified to be safe and effective and that means a lot to me.

After this long Winter we’ve had, anybody up for a trip to the beach?  Enter Bona’s Keep It Clean Personality Quiz to play for a chance to win a Bona® Hardwood Floor Mop Express INSTANTLY! Registering will enter you for the chance to win a year of cleaning services for your home and the Grand Prize: a trip for 4 to Hawaii!

Also, you’ll want to sign up for the BonaFide Fanatics mailing lists to get a $3 coupon instantly!