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My Tips and Products for School Prep (& for Home & Life too!)

Happy Weekend Friends! I have been spending this weekend in full school-prep mode! I love the fresh start of a new school year and always take the weekend or two before the first day to get our lives in order and prepared for another year. We do school clothes shopping, new haircuts, catch up on doctor appointments, and prep our home as well… cleaning closets, organizing bedrooms, preparing schedules, packing bags, getting the pantry stocked with groceries… everything that helps to get the year off on the right foot, before the busyness of the school year begins to take over.

I thought it would be helpful today to share some products & tips I use for preparing my kiddos and homelife for another school year. You can shop all the below products & more that I recommend HERE on my Amazon Shop!

Organizing School Papers & Artwork


1) Take a plastic file cabinet bin, and add in some hanging file folders – then as each child brings home artwork or other important info/ papers each week, file only the papers you want to keep in these files… maybe divide them out per child, or even subdivide per activity if they are involved in multiple. This helps keep things organized when you need to find them! Then at the end of the year, purge through unnecessary papers, leaving only those you want to keep. Then label the bin with the date/year, and store away already organized in it’s little storage tub! SHOP BELOW HERE

Keeping Kiddos Healthy


2) Make sure to stock up on daily multi-vitamins, and things like disinfectant wipes, travel size kleenex’s, and tea tree shampoo and conditioners (lice prevention ya’ll), and little back pack hand sanitizers…keep those kiddos healthy this school year! SHOP BELOW HERE!

Utilize Organization Units for… Everything


3) Organize, Organize, Organize! It’s the little things that make life easier…and I totally LOVE organizational units for organizing closets, dressers, desks, makeup, bath cabinets, pantry shelves, the refrigerator… and labeling everything is helpful too! SHOP BELOW HERE!

Dinner Time Must Have’s!


4) Get out your crock pot or purchase an instant pot and use this for dinners mama’s! There is nothing that feels better than spending 10 minutes of prep time in the morning, and coming home to a nice, warm dinner, smelling so good, and so READY for you all to sit down and enjoy…or eat as you come and go on different schedules! And meal plan… seriously helps so much! SHOP BELOW HERE!

Create a Momager Hub


5) Create a “Momager Hub!” – All you mamas are Mom Managers and run your household for the most part, so create a spot in your home (maybe you have a designated room like a home office, or an area in your kitchen, or in a locker/mud room space) where you can keep calendars, schedules, notes, grocery lists, fundraiser packets, etc etc etc…for this space to serve as the go-to “control center” for all things pertaining to running your home, kids, and life. SHOP BELOW HERE!

Car Organization!


6) Organize your Car! I LIVE in my car… Every single night after work I am running kids (mine and at times a couple others too)… and my car takes a toll inside, sometimes like a bomb of book bags blew up.. I’ve found it’s so helpful to add little organizational units… a small car garbage bin, roll of little trash bags, back pack hooks behind the front seats, organizing sleeves and totes… just useful tools to help our chaotic lives on the go, seem a little less chaotic! SHOP BELOW HERE!

Weekly Clothes Prep


7) Prepare your week by pre-selecting your outfits… either hang them up on a hanger by day, or buy one of these nifty little under the bed clothes organizers.. perfect and makes your mornings a little (LOT!) less stressful!… (you won’t be searching for the school mascot shirt your child just remembered they have to wear today because it’s school spirt day…. 5 minutes before the bus arrives!) SHOP BELOW HERE!

Mama… Write it Down!


8) Buy a Planner, have list notepads stocked up, and buy some books to help you organize if this is a struggle. I write everything down..like daily lists!.. keeps me productive, on track, and remembering everything that is to be done during my day and for each of my kids’ days! SHOP BELOW HERE!

School Supply KITS


9) Make it easy on yourself and buy school supply kits! So easy and you get a lot of bang for your buck by getting all the items in one set. Another cute idea is the 1st day of school picture kits… have your kiddos hold them for memorable pictures to enjoy in years to come (and to save your sanity from trying to remember what grade/ year that picture was taken!) SHOP BELOW HERE!

Lunch & Snack Preparations


10) Organize your lunches and snacks! This is a great health tip too.. preplanning and packing your lunches and snacks ahead of time is great for nutrition and your time… I love little organized lunch totes or thermos’s which in a unique way encourages me to bring healthy food along to school or work, or to after-school activities, rather than grabbing gas station snacks or fast food on the go… it’s kind of like how cute work out clothes help entice you into working out.. most of the time. 😉 SHOP BELOW HERE!


Anyway, those are a just few of my tips I’ve found helpful in running my own home, and mothering four school aged kiddos, while working, and juggling life! I hope these tips were helpful for you and you can take advantage of some of these great products (shop them all & more Here!) that really DO make a difference, making life easier, time more efficient, and your days a lot less stressful!

My own mom (she’s my organization idol who taught me most everything I know about running a household) has a favorite saying that she’s passed down to me through the years… failing to plan, is planning to fail. And one of my favorite sayings.. there’s a place for everything and everything is in it’s place!… Combine the two, and that is my go-to school-prep/ household goals for this school year!… added in with a whole lot of love, grace, and just doing the best we can each day we’re given…

I wish you all a productive school prep time, happy and healthy homes, and all the blessings for another great school year!

Shop more of my helpful school prep/ home & life products HERE on my Jaime Lyn Life by Design Amazon Shop!

My new Amazon Shop Page

Happy Friday everyone! I can’t believe how fast this week has gone by… some weeks just seem to fly! I hope you’ve had a great one and enjoyed the beautiful weather this week. I’ve been busy the past few days getting back into the swing of things after being gone last week on a little family vaca to Lake Charlevoix in northern Michigan. We’ve spent the last two summers at this beautiful lake town, and it has quickly become a special place for my family for rest, relaxation and quality time together. (I’ll share a few pics from our stay at the end of this post…)

This week though, has been all about back to business though, and I’m really excited to share a fun, new addition here on my blog for you… my new Amazon Shop Page! I am a regular Amazon Shopper (between there, Target, small online businesses and boutique style shops, these are my main staple places to shop.)…And I wanted to provide you an at ease place to stop in and shop my favorite things from home decor, to lifestyle items, household necessities, and fashion too… so my own Amazon Shop was a great fit! All you have to do, is click this link here: Jaime Lyn Life By Design’s Amazon Shop – and then click “Follow” and you’ll be following my Amazon Shop! You will get updates from time time, when I update my shop with new products and will see all the new things I am recommending.

You can also easily locate my Shop right here from my Blog too… just click the Shop button at the top of my website, and it’s right there in the pull down menu under “Jaime Lyn’s Amazon Shop.”

I’ll be adding Harvest Home products soon, as well as some stylish Fall Fashion pieces for the upcoming season… so be on the look out for those coming to my Shop very soon!…. oh and some back to school specials too.

And… I’ll continue to post great product ideas and big sales via my Facebook page as well, so make sure you are following me there and have your follow default set to “See First” so you are sure never to miss my posts. Thank you for all of your support everyone and following my Blog…it means so much to me!

Oh… and here are a few pics I promised you of my trip to Lake Charlevoix in Northern Michigan. If you ever decide to visit there, message me and I’ll give you all the best places to eat, shop, & stay. We stayed the entire week in a beautiful condo right on the canal connecting Round Lake (which connects to Lake Charlevoix) and Lake Michigan, and I found it on VRBO.. perfect stay for us! Also you can check out a couple recent posts I recently did of some of the most adorable places to visit while you are in Charlevoix… those posts are here: Exploring Charlevoix Part 1 – That French Place & Bloom Floral Design and here: Charlevoix Part 2 – True North, The Salad Fork, and Cherry Republic…. Enjoy!

View from my condo
Evening View
My hubby & I enjoying the boat life
Lake Michigan Lighthouse
Just one of the beautiful homes on Lake Charlevoix
The food… amazing! Finally tried the Avocado Toast at The Salad Fork…
Had a little photo shoot too… this is my oldest daughter, Kaitlyn. <3
Beautiful Marinas and Boats everywhere!
It’s truly my “Happy Place”..

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend! Thank you for visiting the Blog today…and make sure you follow my Amazon Shop… I’ll give you a ton of great product ideas for your home, life, and style right there on my Shop!

Target Home Sale Inspo

Happy Friday! Is it Friday??.. I have been on vaca all week and my days are all messed up… everyday feels like Saturday and I could really get used to it! I hope you all have had a great week! If you have been following me on Facebook (if not, go give me a Follow there)…. you’ll know I have been posting about Target’s big online Home Sale they are having right now… Spend $30 and save $10, Spend $100 and save $40 using Code: COLLEGE online only, and only until 8/3…that’s tomorrow y’all so get to Targeting! You can shop the entire Home Sale here…. but I thought I’d pull some pretty gray and gold home inspo to give you a little head start. Shop ALL of these product links below…


Pouf: goto.target.com/7VMXA
Rug: goto.target.com/5Gnjj
Accent Table: goto.target.com/QXbKA
Bookcase: goto.target.com/9ZEey
Bouquet Art: goto.target.com/zv4jM
Chevron Pillow – Yellow: goto.target.com/05PYV
Faux Hanging Basket: goto.target.com/yvky2
Wall Clock: goto.target.com/ryXz3

Also… Patio is 30% off right now and so many of their HOME items are discounted, on top of the $ off deals so it’s a great time to get stocked up even on necessities.. sheets, pillows, towels… Happy Targeting!

Before I go, a little reminder to make sure you are following me on Instagram because I am doing a really nice (Amazon included!) Giveaway over there right now & I don’t want you to miss it… I also share a lot more of my own home and life over there on IG…so give me a Follow.

Hope you all have a great day, weekend, and find some Home deals online at Target today!!

Instagram Giveaway

Hey Friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful week! I am enjoying northern Michigan for a little getaway this week before our life gets really busy again with my kids’ dance and football schedules and back-to-school prep about to happen at home. I’ve been taking in some much needed peaceful time with my family…boating on our beautiful MI lakes, and some boutique shopping during the days, and nice dinners and sunset walks on the pier in the evenings… just a nice way to unwind from life a little bit before all the crazy begins again.

But I wanted to pause all that fun for a minute, to make sure you’ve seen the Instagram Giveaway I am doing, along with some of my other family businesses I’ve teamed up with… my Heirloom Grove home market business, Kai Kai Brai (my biz w/ my daughters), and my son’s business Country Crops Farmer’s Market for a really great Instagram Giveaway that is a $100 Value including:

See How to Enter Below!!

How to Enter:

Winner Announced Sunday, August 4, 2019!

Best of Luck!

Target Home Sale!

Oh…and one last thing… there’s a HUGE Home Sale going on at Target right now.. Online Only! $10 off when you spend $30, and $40 off when you spend $100 – You MUST use Code: COLLEGE at checkout! A ton of their home items are marked down, AND Patio is 30% off too… so hop on there after you’ve entered my Instagram Giveaway to make sure you take advantage of their great savings until August 3rd! Shop the link below…

TARGET HOME SALE!

Have a beautiful week!

Jaime Lyn

My Antique Furniture Redo with Dixie Belle Paint

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying this beautiful summer weather! It’s been a really busy week for me but I’m glad to be back here to the blog today! Thank you all who entered my Target $100 Giveaway last week… if you missed the Winner, you can find out who won here. If you didn’t win, no worries… I am launching a NEW Giveaway this weekend, but on my Instagram this time…so follow me over there to be the first to see this great giveaway, and for more daily looks into my life and home, via my IG feed and in IG stories!

Today I thought I’d share a post about an antique redo I did on a cabinet I’ve had on display in my home for many years. I originally bought this antique cabinet from Gray’s Furniture (more about this quaint furniture store on my post here) about a decade ago, when I just fell in love with the rich red and gold tones that went so nicely with the tuscan/ french country feel I was decorating my home with at the time.

The cabinet has always been one of my favorite pieces of furniture in my home, but I was ready for a new look in my living room (and house overall)…transitioning from the red accents and tuscan style, to more of a vintage/farmhouse style, using softer, neutral colors and comfy, cozy vibes. But… I still loved this cabinet! So, what to do?… I decided to take a weekend afternoon and just refinish it!

Some of you may not know, but I also own a company called Heirloom Grove, a new and vintage home decor market, selling unique treasures online and in antique pop-up locations in my area. One of the products I carry (and swear by!) is Dixie Belle Chalk Paint….I love this furniture paint line. It makes refinishing furniture so easy, enjoyable, and the end results absolutely gorgeous. I find painting furniture so calming and there’s a lot of opportunity to really be creative with the numerous colors, waxes, glazes, and finishes to play with until a piece reaches the desired look you want.

Shop this collection at my Pop-Up Market at Vintage Village Antiques in Shepherd, MI

I always start refinishing each piece with Dixie Belle’s White Lightning Cleaner – this stuff is great at cleaning years of grime and dirt that can come with these antique pieces. A couple tablespoons of White Lightening in a gallon of water gives a deep cleaning and nice preparation before I paint.

After I let this piece dry, I painted the interior and shelves with the color Fluff – a pretty white paint that really crispened up the interior and added a nice two-tone dimension when paired with the gray exterior.

When I moved to the exterior of the cabinet, I painted 1 coat of Manatee Gray over the entire outside with my Belle Brush and Chip Brush… it took only 1 coat of this light gray finish to cover the dark RED… seriously, great paint with amazing coverage!

The gray finish was a bit lighter than I wanted for the cabinet though, and I also wanted to have more dimension and texture, so I applied Best Dang Wax in Grunge Gray with my Chip Brush, to all of the exterior detailed areas, and to the flat surfaces too…wiping, rubbing, and brushing until I had the desired color and texture I aimed to achieve. I used a spray bottle to wet the brush a little before I dipped it in the wax, as I find it spreads the wax a little more evenly.

The beautiful thing about this paint is if I don’t like how something is coming out, I simply paint over it and try again! The products are water based, so there is no particular “order” of products to use/when…. if you put a top coat on and don’t like the finish… then just paint over it and try something else.

I finished the project by applying 1 coat of Clear Satin Top Coat to seal with a nice satiny finish. You don’t need to apply a top coat of any sort with this paint line, but I usually like to add one of the finishing products to complete the look and help for long-term durability.

The whole project took about 8 ounces of Manatee Gray paint, 4 ounces of Fluff paint, 4 ounces of Clear Satin Top Coat, and about 4-5 hours of paint time, including dry times. A little of this paint goes a long way in achieving a brand new look for a treasured piece.

I am really enjoying the new look this redone piece has brought to my living room. It sits in the same exact spot as it was before (future blog post of my remodeled living space coming soon…) but it looks like a completely new addition to the room. I accented with some new decor pieces, and I am really excited for more years of use with this gorgeous piece of furniture (that I think I originally paid less than $400 for!)

If you are interested in trying Dixie Belle Paintplease message me! I can help give you color suggestions (there are over 64 colors) and finish recommendations based on your desired look. I carry the top-selling products right on my Heirloom Grove site, and also sell the complete product line (as found on Dixie Belle’s site…just shoot me a message what yo u need! If you decide to try this paint, I would love to ship your first order to you FREE! (Also, my Heirloom Grove site always offers FREE Shipping on orders of $100 or more (including all of my Home Decor pieces, Antique Candle Co. Candles, and Dixie Belle Paint.) Seriously, contact me! I love repping this great USA made brand of chalk paint, and would love to help you get acquinted with Dixie Belle… I use this chalk paint line on all of my painting pieces!

For your easy shopping, here are the Dixie Belle products I used on this piece…

Manatee Gray Paint | Fluff Paint | White Lightening Cleaner | Best Dang Wax, Grunge Gray | Satin Clear Coat | Belle Brush | Chip Brush

& here are some of the decor accent pieces I decorated the cabinet with…

Two- Tier White Stand

Resin Birds | Boxwood Potted Plant | White Tobacco Basket

Paper Wrapped Plants | Sweet Lemon Candle

Lavendar Flower Box | Resin Birds

Family Pillow | Tin Flower Bin (similar)

I hope you enjoyed my blog today of this redo treasured piece of furniture in my home. Please visit my Heirloom Grove site to browse this wonderful paint line, and sign up for Email updates on my home page to never miss a post here on Jaime Lyn Life by Design. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest too for added inspiration each day!

I hope you have a beautiful weekend friends…more from my blog, home, travels, boutiquing, & painting… to come!

Target Giveaway Winner…

Happy Monday everyone! Hopefully you had a restful weekend and the weather was in your favor. I had a nice weekend and was able to get caught up on some projects around my home, saw The Lion King with my girls (so good… go see it!), and spent some time yesterday tallying up ALL of the entries that came in for my $100 Target Facebook Giveaway!

I am so thankful for everyone who took the time to enter.. followed and liked my page, shared my post, tagged friends, and all of you wonderful new people here on my blog who signed up for my email updates… thank you so much…means a lot to me! If you missed the announcement of the WINNER of my giveaway… the Winner was Samantha Wilson of Oregon!

Congrats Samantha! If you didn’t win… no worries.. I am hosting another fun giveaway, but this time on my Instagram later this week…so follow over there and keep an eye out for it…It includes a few goodies from my other businesses…and maybe a little something from Amazon from me here at Jaime Lyn Life by Design too! 😉

So… what else is coming up, other than the Instagram Giveaway? Look for a new Blog post this week about a furniture redo I did on a beautiful antique cabinet in my home… I took it from a dark red/gold tuscan feel to a light gray farmhouse/vintage feel… and I am really enjoying it in my living room. So don’t miss that post. I will also be sharing some more decor deals on my Facebook page this week, and more behind the scenes of my life, home, family, farm, and travels on my Instagram Stories... so please follow me over there to get to know me better (and pssst…tell your friends!) 😉

I really love doing Giveaways and engaging with all of you that way. It’s my way to thank you for following me!… so again, thank you for entering and stay tuned for more, as I’ll be doing more giveaways in the future… and one just for my Email Subscribers…so if you haven’t signed up for my Email Blog Updates.. do that today on my home page so you can be automatically included in that giveaway too!

Before I go, and while we are on the topic of Target… if you missed my post of some of my favorite decor pieces at Target right now (that were on sale… but still adorable regardless)… shop that Target post here!

Thanks again friends for entering my Target Giveaway and following me on social media and opening your emails from me inviting you to read my latest blog posts… means the world! Have a wonderful summer week!

Target Deal Days

Hey everyone…another day, another day of deals! Yesterday I blogged about some amazing deals going on at Amazon, and they are still going today… so check out my recommended products on yesterday’s post here! As Amazon Prime Days are rolling, Target is also running their summer Deal Days too, so today I am sharing some great home decor at great savings at Target for you to shop…but today is the last day, so hurry! I hope you Enjoy!!

7 Piece Patio Set – $300 OFF!

This set is so pretty… and would look quaint in any backyard or pool area.. and you guys, $300 off!

Indoor/ Outdoor Rug

This 7’x10′ rug is perfect for your outdoor dinner space and is under $100 today!

Floral Shower Curtain

This adorable shower curtain is on sale for $13.99.. what a pretty spring and summer look to your bath space!

Chenille Stripe Bath Rug

Love this colorful rug and would look so pretty with the above shower curtain.

Spa Bath Towels

I love Target’s Spa Bath Towels…so plush and soft.. and on major sale (30% off) today!

Garment Quilt Bedding

This is such pretty bedding and comes in a variety of colors and full/queen size is on sale for $39.99

Throw Pillow

I always love a really decorative throw pillow to bring an entire room’s look together… loving this one and would be so pretty with the above bedding and bath decor.

Shop ALL of Target’s Daily Deal Sales by clicking here.. SO many great products on Awesome sale.. today only! Click HERE!

Also… before you go, I want to make sure you know about my Amazing $100 TARGET GIVEAWAY going on right now on my Facebook Page! Head over there to get Entered & Read more about my 1 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway on my Post Here! Winner is announced July 21st!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Target Deal Days Post! Thank you for visiting my blog today… means so much to me! Have a great day everyone!

My Amazon Prime Day Sale Picks!

Hey guys… so today (and tomorrow) is AMAZON Prime Day!….but before we get to all that, I want to make sure you seen that I am doing an awesome $100 Target Card Giveaway to celebrate my 1 year Blog Anniversary… if you didn’t see it, check out ALL the Details in my Post HERE and follow me on Facebook!

Ok…back to Amazon PRIME Day! So what is it?…It is actually TWO days, July 15 and 16 of EPIC deals on Amazon, exclusive to Prime Members…like Black Friday-esk deals for members! If you ever shop Amazon (who doesn’t shop Amazon?) you really need to be a Prime member… For an annual cost of $119 (discounted to about 1/2 that if you are a student) you get Free 2 day Shipping, access to Prime deals, and a ton of other great incentives… it is Amaz(on)ing & well worth it!

I wanted to share some of my favorite products that are on the PRIME DAY sales… some that I already own, and others that are definitely on my Shopping list today!

** Click the Titles below to SHOP! **

Instant Pot Duo 60

This thing… get it! It is a crock pot on steroids…what takes 6 hours in your crock pot takes 6 minutes in here (ok, maybe a few minutes longer, but seriously awesome!) and wonderful for busy families on the go!

Fire Stick

I have these Fire Sticks on all of my non-Apple (smart) TVS.. plug it in and you’ll have access to all digital viewing things like HULU and Netflix.. it takes your non-smart TVs, from pre-historic to today’s digital age!

Amazon Alexa

I swore I would never own an Alexa or an Echo, but seriously she is my best digital friend eva’… she tells me the weather, I can add things to my grocery list, change the volume and song on the stereo, turn my lamps on/off in my house!!… just by using voice commands… seriously she listens better than my kids and is one of the greatest inventions to making life easier!

Mac Book Air

Whoever hasn’t owned a Mac Book laptop, I highly recommend! My husband and I & both of my older kids each have one & love them! If you can use your iPhone, you can use this Apple laptop – I couldn’t function in my work or personal life without it.. goes with me everywhere!.. It is on a BIG time Sale today…so if you’ve ever thought of getting one…get it during Amazon Prime Days!

Roomba Robot Vacuum

I have this little Roomba Robot Vacuum and it is a God-send… it vacuums your entire house by itself when & where you want.. let that sink in a minute.. by itself! Good for carpet and hard flooring. It is voice activated with your Alexa if you’d like, or you can even start it from your phone wherever you are…works beautifully and does a great job!

Power Air Fryer –

Do you have an Air Fryer? They are all the rage right now and so easy to use and make your traditionally fried food, much healthier as you are frying it literally with air. You will get great crispy fried taste & texture you love in just minutes… and on major sale today!

Lennox 62 Piece Flatware Set

I know Silverware isn’t the most exciting thing to buy in the world…but you guys, these Lennox Sets are on major sale and even more savings when you sign up for an Amazon Business Prime Card – if you are going to apply, today is the day to get even greater savings on Amazon!

Sweet Home Sheet Sets

Today is the PERECT day to restock on new sheets for all your bedding.. or extra sets for the linen closet.. major sale on all sizes and colors today!

All Clad Stainless Steel 7 Pc Pan Set –

These pans! Ahhh crazy sale..$150 off!! if you are needing a new set of pans or would need an awesome gift for someone starting out or needing a kitchen pan refresh in their home…shop these today!

Samsonite Luggage

Huge Sale on Samsonite Luggage today…Holy CRAZY savings! My mom got my husband and I both new sets of Samsonite hard surface luggage for last year’s Christmas and we just love them! Great Christmas gift ideas or for your own use!

Those are some of the BEST Sales on Amazon Prime Days for you to enjoy! I love getting deals on household items that just make life a little easier, our time more productive, and our homes more efficient! I hope you find some great Amazon Prime deals today for yourselves and homes, friends!

Jaime Lyn

My 1 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway!

Hi Friends! Today is my Blog’s 1 Year Anniversary AND my 41st Birthday! If you’ve followed my Blog from the start, you may remember I launched Jaime Lyn Life by Design last year on this very day, on my 4oth Birthday while at Magnolia Market in Waco TX! Hands down one of the best trips and days of my life (besides my wedding day and having my 4 kids… seriously could be one of the next best days!) If you missed seeing that post, check it out here…

My Trip To Magnolia Market at The Silos

Silos at Magnolia – Read the Post here

I’m really happy I decided to launch my blog while in such a memorable place, on a special day in my life. This last year has been so rewarding, sharing Jaime Lyn Life by Design with all of you, here on on the blog, and on my Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages too. Honestly, the only drawback has been the challenge of carving out the time to devote myself to this creative space that brings me such joy. Having four kiddos who are very busy, my husband and I owning several businesses (I head up the finances & marketing, manage our real estate properties, & my interior design work) and starting up Heirloom Grove, my new home decor market… life just gets busy! But I do enjoy the hustle, and have to remind myself to embrace this season of life, while allowing myself a little grace at times when struggling to fit it all in. Through it all though, I realize how important it is to make time for the things that bring us personal joy and happiness, amidst all the things we do for others. For some of you that ‘thing’ may be your daily run or workout, a side business you work for yourself, a special talent or hobby you enjoy doing, a great TV series you indulge in every week, or even a Starbucks & Target morning you allow yourself, all by yourself from time to time… whatever it is, it’s good to prioritize time for ourselves to devote to those things that bring us personal joy and fulfillment.

Read my Magnolia Visit Post Here

With all that being said, I am really excited for this next year on my Blog… I have so much more I want to share with you… more of myself, my home, my travels, design ideas, products I love, the cutest boutiques to shop… And so today on another birthday and this 1 year blogging anniversary, I’m so excited to continue on with this journey. I hope you will continue to follow along and enjoy the journey with me! So… let’s CELEBRATE!…

Read my Magnolia Visit Post Here

What better way to thank you all for following my Blog this last year, and to CELEBRATE a new year of exciting things ahead for Jaime Lyn Life by Design, than with a GIVEAWAY! Today I launched an AwEsOmE GiVeAwAy on my Facebook page, that I think everyone would love to WIN!…

Jaime Lyn Life by Design’s $100 Target – Facebook Giveaway

How to Enter for your chance to WIN a $100 Target Gift Card from Jaime Lyn Life by Design!

  1. Like and FOLLOW my Facebook Page (set to “see-first” so you always see my posts.)
  2. Share the Giveaway Post to Your Facebook Page (make the post “public” so I can see you shared it.)
  3. Tag Your Friends (the more friends you tag, the more entries you get!)
  4. BONUS ENTRY – Sign up for my Email list here… so you never miss my latest Blog Posts!)

I will announce the WINNER in one week on Sunday, July 21st, so there’s lots of time to like, follow, share, tag, and sign up! Best of Luck to you!

Thank you everyone for following along and encouraging me with my Blog this year. It means more to me than you know. I hope you will stay tuned and continue to follow along with me at Jaime Lyn Life by Design!

Love Ya’s,

Jaime Lyn

4th of July Decor Inspiration from Amazon

I have a handful of favorite weeks throughout the year, and the week of the 4th of July is definitely one of them! This week & weekend is such a festive time to come together with family and friends to celebrate our beautiful country we are so blessed to call “Home.” As I look forward to the upcoming week, I aim for my home to reflect the spirit of the festivities, so I like to add red, white, and blue decor pieces in subtle ways throughout my home with throw pillows, table linens, serving dishes, table top decor, decorative signs, and accent pieces with the spirited colors of the holiday. I thought it would be fun today, to share some great 4th of July styled pieces I found on Amazon (& all ship Prime, so they will be here in time for you to decorate and use in your home this week.) Red, White, and Blue themed decor is perfect for summer and is festive from Memorial Day thru Labor Day, creating a beautiful home style fitting for all summer long! Take a look at some of the great pieces I found to share with you…

Shop these Pieces Below!…

Life Liberty Happiness – Tabletop Decor

America Pillow

God Bless Sign

God Bless America – Pillow

Adirondack Chair – Red

Gingham Dinner Napkins – Blue

America Glass Platter

Ramekins Dish Set

Welcome Mat

Sailor Containers

Red Accent Table

White & Navy Lamps

White Lanterns

Red Accent Pillows

Flowers & Garden Pots

I hope you found something you liked, and enjoyed this post giving you some Red, White, and Blue inspiration to decorate your home and get it the spirit for the 4th of July festivities! Thank you for visiting my blog today… love it when you do!

Happy 4th of July friends!

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