Monday, May 14, 2018

New promo code for a brand I have worked with for a long time, Sand Cloud towels

Sand Cloud towels has issued me a new promo code.  They never contacted me to let me know my old code had been removed from the system, lucky for me a few people had sent me messages or emails letting me know my code was not active so I emailed them. I wanted to make sure I let all of you know ASAP, cause I was wondering why my sales suddenly stopped.  My new code is 


This code will save you 25% off all Sand Cloud items.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Vintage Romance

The Wilde Bella's newest collection, Vintage Romance is so beautiful in person.  The colors are very unique and the chartreuse is a favorite of mine because I own so many amazing bohemian skirts or dresses but this color is not like any other color I own.  I'm always looking for colors or patterns, even styles that are not like the other many pieces in my closet.  This color is so beautiful and perfect for summer time.  I love the light weight fabric and simplicity of the camisole.  I also am very proud to have been able to come up with name for this collection, her amazing designs always inspire me when she share them with me and I have been so blessed to be able to see the process she goes through with every collection.  If you haven't check out The Wilde Bella collections yet be sure to head over to her website below and take a look.  I promise you will for sure find some styles you love and with summer around the corner, pieces perfect for those boho days and nights.  

Be sure to check out her new collection and lots of other beautiful pieces.

My amazing cowrie shell and turquoise necklace is created by a favorite of mine, Ouroboros Designs and this piece can be found on her site as well as on Free People.  If you are searching for it, it is called the Siren Necklace and she also has so many other stunning pieces in her collections.  These are perfect for festival season, bohemian looks, beach styles, and summer time of course.  Countdown to summer is here and only a couple weeks left.  Most of all we are so excited to share our move and new home with everyone, it has been almost a year in the making.  We feel beyond blessed and grateful.  Thank you to everyone for your kindness and support.  

Have a lovely end to your week.  Peace, love and light always.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Grove Collaborative May Special


I'm so excited to share with you one of my favorite sites.  It is a monthly box you can customize by adding your favorite cleaning, hygiene and Eco friendly products by brands like Mrs. Meyers, Method, Grove and more.  Grove Collaboratives mission is to inspire every family to create and sustain a healthy, beautiful home.  I know they have helped me do just that and I'm so excited to share this awesome offer with you.  For the month of May they have a promotion for new customers who sign up to receive all the below items for free.  

Mrs. Meyer's Hand Soap
Mrs. Meyer's Dish Soap
Mrs. Meyer's Hand Lotion
Grove Replaceable Head Dish Brush
Free Shipping & VIP Trial

If you are already a member at Grove Collaborative you can use my link to receive a pack of Grove Walnut scrubber brushes for free with your next order.

How does this service work?  You simply click my link here:  Grove Collaborative May Special to sign up.  Once you sign up all the items above will be in your cart.  You will receive all these amazing items and if you want you can add some other awesome items into your box or you can always wait until the next month.  Each month you receive an email and it will have suggestions for items you already have purchased, like replacements for your hand or dish soap, replacement head for your scrubber brush.  Grove keeps up with all the items you order and basically reminds you when it is time to replace those old sponges or refill your favorite products.  Every month they have awesome incentives and with the VIP upgrade you always get free shipping.   Their shipments are flexible you do not have to purchase every month.  

The Grove Guides are your personal concierges, they are there to help you make educated choices and to ensure you feel comfortable trying new natural products.  They have the best customer service who is always happy to help out and answer all your questions.  I have been amazed with the service and every product I have received since I joined.  Having a child with bad allergies and asthma making sure we use safe products in our home that are not made with harsh chemicals is very important, once I had my second child I realized asthma or allergies or none at all why have products with harsh chemicals in the home when you can clean just as good with products made safely with Eco friendly, sustainable products.  All in all this service is one of my all time favorites, for a busy mom on the go all the time I have all my favorite products delivered to my door and save money.  I have gotten to try new products I may have never known about and my house is always smelling great, gleaming and clean.  

Thank you for taking the time to pass by and check out this awesome offer from Grove Collaborative.  I hope you give it a try, trust me you will really enjoy this box of goodies and before long like myself become a regular.  I normally am one who goes to the store forgetting to grab my glass cleaner or dryer sheets, now I have a company who reminds me of the items I am due to order or may need.  Then the best part they are all shipped to my door, packaged nicely and at an amazing price.  How could this be wrong?  It has saved me not only money but time.  Let me know if you are a member or if you sign up, I would love to hear about your experience, what products are your favorite and so much more.  Peace, love and light always  ~Melissa 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Home Decor and so much More....

Hello everyone, long time no posts but I have been so crazy with the house being built and life of a mom of two girls with her husband living away right now as we are awaiting our oldest to graduate and our dream home to be completed.  I really am so anxious for our house to be done it has been since August or September that we got our land then found a builder but the design process took much longer, then permits , etc.  It is super exciting to have a custom home we got to design from the start being built.  I can say I wish I could however slow down my oldest daughter's final year of high school cause she is graduating in just a couple short weeks now.  This mama is so proud but very emotional about my baby girl leaving home.  

Below are a few fun photos I shared and have taken recently of some of the new decor we have gotten for the house.  I have also added some new links to my instagram that I am going to add here in my side bar for you for some of my favorite home decor and design sites.  I appreciate everyone who uses my links and supports my blog.  I am relaunching this blog in June still and cannot wait to share all my new ideas, content, fashion favorites and home design goodies.  I am so thankful to everyone who has supported and followed my blog even with it being a little outdated.  I started this blog many years ago and I know so many people message me asking me how they can follow my blog, how they can sign up for email alerts etc, I promise the new blog page will make it easier for all of you.

Bathroom decor for the master bathroom tub area from Target.

Rae Dunn Taste spring bowl from Homegoods. Hearth and Hand salad, dinner plates and napkins from Target.  Floral piece is from World Market.

Project 62 hand towels and striped outdoor throw from Target.
Black matte flatware and serving pieces from Hearth and Hand at Target also.

Progress on our home, since they have completed the stucco and exterior texture.  Interior is fully drywalled and ready for tape, mud and texture.   We are super excited for the house to be done but even more excited right now with all the good changes and progress.

I was so lucky to win these lovely salad and dinner plates by Joanna Gaines Hearth and Hand collection for Target.  I exchanged out the green and white napkins for these black and white striped ones that I plan to pair with some light blue napkins I got at Ikea then making my own napkin rings.

Magnolia Table cookbook by Joanna Gaines with my Hearth and Hand serving tray with leather handles and black matte measuring bowls.  All these items are available at Target you can shop my link in side bar and also always located on my social media profiles.

Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend and start to Spring.  I can't wait for summer and to relaunch this blog I promise to bring you lots of great new content, photos, deals, tips, inspiration, and contests.  Stay tuned...  Peace, love and light always   ~Melissa

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

New Photos & Outfit Inspiration featuring current Favorites

Sorry I have been so crazy with our new home being built and my oldest being a senior.  I am working hard on relaunching my blog this summer and wanted to quickly add some of my recent fave outfit photos.  Have a lot of fun fashion, home decor and design, bargains and more to share with y'all coming very soon.  Be sure to follow my Instagram @cr8tivewanderlust in the mean time and I will be sure to post here as often as I can until my blog is officially relaunched July 2018.  

Chaser Brand Graphic Tee /  The Wilde Bella Secret Garden Skirt

Foxy Folk Boutique / Banjo and Bella Dress / Shovava Scarf

Miss June Paris Skirt / Pastel Designs Cropped off shoulder blouse

Dazey LA Tee / Urban Outfitters Cargo Skirt

Shop Dazey LA using my link below and the code SEPTIEN for 10% off 

Dazey LA Tee/ House of Skye Lost in Arizona Skirt 

Spell Panther Jacket and Noir Strappy Dress

Spell Gypsy Love Maxi Dress

Shop Spell here:  Spell Designs Link

Spell Wild Child Tee / Miss June Skirt 

Spell Celestial Midi dress Stockist exclusive dress from Nepenthe Boutique 
Jewelry is Ettika 

Spell and the Gypsy Unicorn Tears Tee / Gypsy Love Orange Blossom Skirt

Shop my favorite shops in my side bar and links below.

Where to Shop: use code SEPTIEN for 10% off all Dazey merchandise 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Dazey LA Friends & Family weekend

Happy New Year to all. This weekend I wanted to share my Dazey La link with all of you and the promo code for the weekend to receive 10% off your purchase. Simply click my link below and use the code SEPTIEN at checkout for 10% off your order. Perfect time to stock up on awesome Dazey LA goodies just in time for the warmer spring weather. If you still have cooler weather for a few months she stocks all her awesome tees in long sleeve options also. 

Thank you for your auooort and cheers to 2018. Peace, love and light always xoxo 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

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My new favorite color in berry with gold lurex threading that when the light hits it looks so stunning.

Love this graphic tank, has a shorter cut but I sized up by accident so not as short, this is a L I should have done a M but either way I love it.  My skirt is a size S and plenty of room, its mid length so meant to not touch the ankle length wise.

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Camisole styled with matching Winona skirt in berry, looks good tucked in too.

Friday wore the Winona skirt and camisole in Berry loved it and looks so good with my pastel pink, peach and purple tone hair.

I'm excited because Nov 20 in US and Nov 21 in AU is the second drop of the Siren Song collection. I love the new styles and colors, planning to order the mermaid mini dress, skirt or off shoulder top, baby blue graphic tee and then my top item is the marigold mid length dress with ruffle front.  I may even get the kimono in the mermaid love it and would look good with jeans with the blue tones.  Please if you plan to order the second drop use my link located in my side bars, banners all over my blog, link located in my blog posts, and on my social media pages.  All of your support means the world to me.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving, we will be in our new home tome and celebrating our oldest daughter, who was born on Thanksgiving Day in 1999,  18th birthday this Saturday.  Can't believe I have an 18 year old daughter who will be in college, so blessed and this year have so much to be thankful for.  Peace, love and light always XOXO  ~Melissa 

Dream Home Final Design Accents

Dream Home Details and Design Finishes 

Our exterior paint will be a darker gray with creamy white trim and until I get approval from the HOA for my blue door paint our front door will be black.  If you have followed me for some time you know that I have owned my own design business, so interior and exterior design is not only my first career and job, training but passion.  We selected a stacked stone for the Craftsman style pillars on the bottom with the dark gray, light gray and earth tones.  I like the dimensions and tones versus all grays or whites.  We did a dark gray roof which we only had two choices in this style shingle roof with a 3 dimensional look and the other was a brown.

I'm thrilled with the backsplash they found for me, I previously selected a stacked thin stone and glass back splash in marble and gray tones but I felt it was too busy to go with my dark gray stained wood cabinets.  Our cabinets are a fancy shaker style and doing the 5 piece drawer fronts versus the flat fronts.  This tile is so me and has that moroccan quatrefoil design I so love for decades now.  I went with a dark gray grout to really make the white tiles pop.  Our kitchen has under cabinet lighting so this will be a focal point for my kitchen and I know to some of you it may seem some plain, but it is the shape I wanted you will see more as it all comes together the design plan I am shooting for with lots of texture and dimension to my look.  

I also had asked them to find me a high quality vinyl plank wood look flooring, we had selected a few porcelain tile wood look styles but I didn't want tile or grout how ever we have had laminate and wood flooring, it scratches and can't get wet, if you drop something on tile it cracks and laminate dents or also chips.  I know with the laminate and wood flooring if you dragged your chairs or furniture it would leave scratches and scuffs.  Vinyl flooring has come a long way, it is softer to step on and not as hard as wood or laminate, it has a cushion between the vinyl and subfloor that helps with a little bounce to it.  Also I can't rave enough from designing other homes for clients and working with flooring designers, brands and contractors, Vinyl wood planks are the most durable wood like product on the market.  Water proof, scratch, cuff and stain resistant.  You can't beat it and depending on the level you go with even more affordable, and best of all the easiest to clean.  It has the texture and more realistic look to where most people can't tell the difference between this flooring and real wood.  I was in love with wood look tile but having had tile in a few of our homes grout is the worst and hard to keep clean.  Having OCD I have to have easy to clean flooring cause my home has to be clean I want my floors shiny and spotless without a lot of work.

Our master bathroom was one room along with our master bedroom that I told my hubby when we decided to design and build our dream home, I was not scrimping on.  In prior homes we always had big dreams for our master retreat but it always came last after the rest of the home and never was finished or to the level I really wanted.  I went with blue glass listello trim in the shower, my fave feature is my pebble white flooring in shower, shaving corner shelf or seat, large gray and white floor tiles that are the largest floor tiles I have ever seen with matching wall and tub surround tiles.  Our vanities are not one long double vanity but we have separate vanities, both are dark gray stained like kitchen but without the 5 piece front drawers I ordered the same drawers but the ones with the beveled edge instead of 5 pc fronts.  I felt it had a more bathroom look where the 5 pc fronts are a must have for the kitchen.  We upgraded to comfort height toilets, under mounted sinks, quarts counter, wide spread faucets, seamless glass between shower and my huge tub, I am having a chandelier electrical box replace the recessed light over the soaker jet tub to hang a chandelier then I have already been looking into a wall mounted tv and those cool wall fireplaces with blue sea glass pebbles to match my tile listello at the foot of the shower under the window for warmth and ambiance.

We didn't plan to upgrade or add much to the second bath upstairs but I went with the old accent listello tile trim in a stacked glass and stone small tile from our old master bath choices, slightly smaller floor tile in a simple color with matching wall tile, we have same cabinets in the gray dusk stain and silver pulls, I have my lighting already picked out for this bathroom will find a stock photo to share cause I didn't have room on my phone that day and hubby forgot his.  I am excited to finish selecting lighting and fans.

More photos of the selections and finishes, I am doing a dark Gray stain like my cabinets for the hand rail in stairs in a matte finish, dark gray high level carpeting and our gray wood plank vinyl flooring by Floorte in Pola.  Will have more photos soon to share.  

I was so excited to see huge table size blue prints of the home we deigned, primarily myself with hunny helping me some and the contractor/building manager.  Love the extended lanai, triple slider instead of double slider then we added lots of windows cause the builder normally only does front and back windows, being into photography and an indoor plant lover I had to have as much natural lighting as possible, it just makes me happy when the house is simple and bright.

Side elevation to see the side windows we added and front/back porch/lanai.

Some interior stuff to get an idea of the bottom floor, I don't think I am using the area between the kitchen and gathering room as dining room.  We are considering but waiting till the framing walk through to see the sizing and may sell our long table with maybe top to get a round table but it is so hard to know what the rooms will look like a sizing when we just have drawings and never been able to walk a model like most people do, only down fall with deigning your home but the builder is amazing, he loves our design and after having all Spanish, mediterranean and farm style homes in their collections he is excited to do a craftsman style like this one, they do have 4 or maybe 6 similar looks on exterior but none like mine with the dormer windows and porches.  

Stay tuned going to have my top picks for lighting, paint, decor, accents, furniture and more.  If you love home and interior design, decor you will really enjoy some upcoming posts as I share my design in person, photos of the progress and my passion for interior design, landscaping and anything related to our dream home.  Have a great holiday week ahead, Happy Thanksgiving to all so many things to be thankful for with the biggest life changes we have had in over 7-8 years.  Life is good and enjoying purging all our old stuff donating to those who really can use it, to the VA and to a women's shelter.  Happy designing and decorating, cannot wait till next Christmas to go all out in our new home, I already went all out in our smaller home with 2 large trees and 4 mid to small trees.  I am silly lol but I love the holidays as a designer because you can be bold and try things you may never try.  Peace, love and light always xoxo.