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I Think I Found My Backsplash…Well, Maybe, Please Help Me!

I think I am going batty trying to pick out backsplash tile for my new kitchen. I am closer than ever to making a decision. I am however, a bit confused on some of the components. I had given up on trying to find a cream subway tile. Every time I found something there was no coordinating trim to do what I wanted. I brought home a piece of beveled white subway tile and it didn’t look too bad with my countertops.

You can imagine my surprise when, after giving up on finding cream, and picking everything in white, I found out I could get it all in a royal cream color. Shopping for tile is very confusing. So, now I am going with cream. I mean, I think I am going with the cream, lol.

I like a 3″ by 6″ subway tile that is beveled, and glossy.

I don’t need much bullnose or trim pieces in my kitchen. I only need two small pieces where the tile comes up on the sides of the sink on either side of the window. I plan to top it with this piece of crown trim.

Gloss Cream Crown Molding 2.25″ by 12″

The other area I need a trim piece is on the side near my french sliding doors. I am not sure which trim piece to go with there, but there are a variety of trim pieces available. I will check with the installers, on what they think would look best. Here are some of the choices beyond the piece above. I know the colors don’t all look the same, but that is not accurate, they are all the same brand and same color.

Bead Wall Tile Trim 1″ by 6″

 

Bullnose 2″ by 6″

 

Bullnose Long Side Trim Tile 3″ by 6″

Bullnose Short Side Trim  3″ by 6″

1/2″ by 6″ Tile Trim

Dome Trim 12″ by 3/4″

Okay, at least there is an abundance of trim, the only thing they do not have, is the double bullnose corner piece. It is however available if I go with the white. I am not sure that it is necessary, but if it is, that will be my sign to go with the white, lol.

So now for the special accent behind the cooktop. I was inspired by this photo I found online on Pinterest or Google Images, I cannot even remember, I have looked at so many.

So, this brand also has a 4.5″ by 4.5″ tile that I could use in this design.

4.5″ by 4.5″ Square Tile

I would use the crown trim for the frame.

Crown Molding in Royal Cream 12 in. x 2-1/4 in.

 

The part I am stuck on is what color to use for the mosaics for the border and for the deco between the square tiles. Some that I think would be good are:

 

Natural Seashell Mosaic

 

Honey Polished Onyx Mosaic

White Natural Seashell Mosaic ( I think this may be too light to be an accent.)

 

Mini Tundra Glass and Stone Mosaic

My countertops are Cambria Quartz in Nevern.

My cabinets are Wood Mode in Vintage Bright White.

Ugh, as I am writing this, I am not thinking maybe I should go with the white. The cream is not a beige but really a bone that my kitchen designer said would look good. I am so conflicted. lol Here is the white:

White Beveled 3″ by 6″ Subway Tile

And a close up of it:

Close Up of White Subway Tile

And now the Royal Cream close up:

Royal Cream Close Up

My cabinets are not a bright white they have a glaze that makes them vintage, and more of a creamy white.

So, what are your thoughts on this? I really would love to hear, this has been the hardest decision of the entire kitchen project.


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Great Boots For The Guys-#Giveaway #Lugz

Looking for a great gift for the hard to buy for guy on your gift list? How about something to keep his feet warm and dry all year-long? The Empire Hi WR from Lugz is a water-resistant, slip resistant, fleece lined high-top boot that features their patented Flexastride memory foam technology. This boot has the perfect blend of style and comfort to protect his feet year round.

I gave my husband an early Christmas present of these boots in the Black, heavy tumble permahide upper. The feature a padded tongue and collar and have a Mark II tested slip resistant rubber sole for safety.

He really likes them and says they are perfect for this winter weather Mother Nature is throwing our way! They come in other colors and materials so you are sure to find one that fits his style. We like them so much we are adding them to our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide at Mommy Ramblings! Right now you can get 30% Off with code 30HOLIDAY. Spend $60 for free US Ground shipping.

Would you like a chance to win a pair? If so, enter the giveaway below.

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Lugz is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a pair of Men’s Lugz Empire Hi WR in their color choice (subject to availability)! Thank you to Lugz for the review product and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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Get Great Looking Sunglasses That Are Kid Tough! #Giveaway

If you are a regular reader of Mommy Ramblings you will recall that I have posted previously about how much I like and recommend Real Kids Shades (RKS) sunglasses for kids. They are the only sunglasses my kids wear because they provide superior eye protection and can take the abuse kids dish out.

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I can tell you that we have several pairs and even the first pairs that are close to 5 years old are still going strong. Not one pair has ever broken even when sat on, stepped on or twisted!

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I have big news! RKS, the leader in UV Protective Sunglasses for kids 0-12 now makes sunglasses for adults with the same great features. You might think that young adults and adults would not need a frame that can withstand twisting and squashing. As a mom, I will tell you they are the greatest and they are my go to sunglasses.

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Not only are they tough but every time I wear them, I get tons of compliments. They also led to a rift between my husband and I since he wanted them because they are “purple” even though technically called blue and he is a huge Jimi Hendrix fan.

This may not sound like much but imagine a man who has Ray Bans and Oakley sunglasses arguing that he should have these. Needless to say he did not win and I just love them. I think I will have to get him a pair because the other day our little guy accidentally broke a pair of his sunglasses and that never would have happened with RKS.

I have the RKS Waverunner and they have been on several vacations with me, survived a summer in the lake, climbed Whiteface Mountain and so much more.

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RKS has such great padded cases that come with their sunglasses and my boys also received new Surf style sunglasses. My boys wear sunglasses all the time and they love theirs just as much.

I have even better news, you can enter the giveaway below to win a pair of your choice.

Giveaway:

RKS is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win their choice of one pair of RKS Sunglasses. Thank you RKS for the review sunglasses and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.

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See What’s Trending In Fashion This Fall-#FrontRow

Fashion Week is such an exciting time! I am thrilled to be attending Macy’s Fashion Front Row next Saturday, September 26th at 2 pm. Macy’s is getting set to throw the she shopping party of the season complete with the hottest looks from popular designers. Following the fabulous presentation, the pros are sticking around to dispense style advice.  We can even get an expert mini makeover to get look and feel our best as we go forward into Fall!

Macy's Front Row

I cannot wait to see all the new trends and throwbacks for this season. I am really loving the ponchos that are hot again. They are a real blast from my past and I think they are perfect for Fall!  I also like the Western Bootie and the East West Bag. I also am a huge fan of some of the Peasant collection pieces, especially the blouse.

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western black bootie

kate spade black bag

Peasant Blouse

Did you know you can attend a Macy’s Fashion Front Row  near you and it’s a free event! Check out the locations, dates and tmes below to see if there is an event near you: 

 

  • Macy’s Ross Park (Pittsburgh, PA) – 9/24, 6pm, hosted by TV Host and Lifestyle Expert, Anji Corley!
  • Macy’s DT Boston (Boston, MA) – 9/24, 5:30pm
  • Macy’s Boca Raton (Boca, FL) – 9/24, 6pm, with a surprise celebrity host!
  • Macy’s West County (St. Louis, MO) – 9/25, 5:30pm, performance by Macy’s iHeart Rising Star Winner & The Voice finalist, Christina Grimmie!
  • Macy’s Lenox Square (Atlanta, GA) – 9/25, 7pm, hosted by On-Air Radio Personality Stacii Jae with live performances by Nichelle Paris and Trinity K. Bonet!
  • Macy’s Garden State Plaza (Paramus, NJ) – 9/26, 2pm, hosted by media maven and entrepreneur, Karen Civil and Fashion Bomb Daily’s Claire Sulmers!
  • Macy’s Christiana (Newark, DE) – 9/26, 2pm, enjoy a special Front Row Runway Show!
  • Macy’s Crossgates (Albany, NY) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Queens Center Mall (Flushing, NY) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Easton – (Columbus, OH) – 9/26, 2pm, hosted by fashion blogger Natalie Suarez from Natalie Off Duty!
  • Macy’s Castleton (Indianapolis, IN) – 9/26, 2pm, hosted by TV personality and fashion blogger, Courtney Kerr of What Courtney Wore!
  • Macy’s Millenia (Orlando, FL) – 9/26, 6pm
  • Macy’s Woodlands (Woodlands, TX) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Ala Moana (Honolulu, HI) – 9/26, 2pm, hosted by style expert Crystal PanciPanci!
  • Macy’s Fashion Valley (San Diego, CA) – 9/26, 2pm, hosted by San Diego style experts Gina Ybarra of Hunt For Styles and Maria Von Losch of Savvynista!
  • Macy’s Northpark (Dallas, TX) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Bellevue (Bellevue, WA) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Valley Fair (Santa Clara) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Fresno Fashion Fair (Fresno, CA) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Roseville (Roseville, CA) – 9/26, 2pm
For more information on each event, visit macys.com/frontrow 
So did you check out the great new Fall fashion at Macy’s? What are your favorites for Fall?  Are you attending a Fashion Front Row at a Macy’s near you this weekend? Please let me know in the comments. Maybe I will see you there!

 

 

“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.“


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Get A Swim Suit You Love And Save As Much As 80%

If you are searching for a new swim suit you may be reeling from sticker shock.  Swim suits can be very expensive even though there is usually very little material.  I am excited to let you know that Ujena is having a spring sale and some suits are nearly 80% off regular price.  That’s right there are more than a few suits under $20 like the Bengal Halter Bikini!  You can see some of the suits on sale below.  Now is your chance to save big on high quality, stylish and great fitting Ujena swim suits.   Hurry though, with these price cuts the inventory is flying out the door! Hope you find something fabulous!  Let me know if you do.

 

Cape Cod Open-Back Tankini
Now On Sale
Sexy Tribal Swim Dress
Now On Sale
Florencia 3-Strap Bikini
Now On Sale
Turquoise Bay Tankini
Now On Sale
Island Fever Hide n Slide
Now On Sale
Bengal Halter Bikini
Now On Sale
Hot Dot Banded
Now On Sale
Brown Palm Island Tankini Plus
Now On Sale
Superstar Straps Bikini
Now On Sale
Shirred Tankini
Now On Sale
Bahama Breeze
Now On Sale
California Slimsuit
Now On Sale
Strapless Slimkini
Now On Sale
Coral Craze Sport Suit
Now On Sale
Vintage Blue Tankini Plus
Now On Sale
Safari Curves Tankini
Now On Sale
Navy Crossback Swim Dress
Now On Sale
Posh Zebra Tankini
Now On Sale

 


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Dress With Style and Save Big Money During Cache Stores Liquidation Sale!

Cache a premium women’s apparel chain is closing all of its stores.  They are in the process of a liquidation sale to clear inventory.  Right now discounts of 30%-60% are going on but the percentage off is going to get larger as the sale period goes on.  You can follow Cache on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to speed on the latest reductions and extra savings.

Many stores are closing by March 30th so there are only a few days left to save big!  So hurry if you want to take advantage of huge reductions on high quality fashion for  women.  I took a look at their website and I really love the Pink Border Print Maxi Dress!  Discounts are in store only so head on down to your nearest location and get it before it’s gone!  Sale includes even the latest 2015 arrivals!

Cache Stores Closing Image

 

This post is sponsored by Cache.  As always my words and views are 100% my own.

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Luma Comfort HC12B Humidifier Review-Give Dry Winter Air The Boot

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With winter weather comes dry air, dry skin and chapped lips.  This can make us very uncomfortable and even miserable.  If you get sick with the cold or flu  and have a cough, dry air in your home can have you losing sleep by exacerbating the issue and have you up coughing all night.  Dry winter air can cause stuffy sinuses, make allergies worse and lead to headaches.  We need to replace the moisture in the air.

I just went through this recently in my home.  I had a very bad bout with a sinus infection and then a cough that kept me up almost every night for over a week as a result.  I could literally feel my nasal passages and throat drying up while I was trying to sleep, my cough got worse and I woke up with a terrible sore throat and laryngitis.  I had to get some moisture in the air and fast.

Enter the Luma Comfort HC12B ultrasonic cool mist humidifier.  Now, this humidifier not only keeps the air moist and comfortable, it looks great!  Available in black or white it has a sleek and slim vase design that  just fits in with home decor.  Designed to cover rooms up tp 650 square feet make it perfect for medium and large rooms.

Luma Comfort Piano

This humidifier was so easy to get up and running right out of the box.

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My husband filled the tank up, screwed the demineralization cartridge into the water tank cover and then screwed the cover on.

Luma Comfort fill

Luma Comfort Filter

Luma Comfort Assembly

You let sit it for a few minutes and then plug in.  You can use the attachments to create 3 different height settings so it will be the perfect height whether you place the unit on the floor or table.

Luma Comfort Assembly 1

 

Luma Comfortr Short

 

Luma Comfort med

 

Luma Comfort Tall

When you turn it on a musical chime will sound and that means the unit is in standby mode.  Press the power button and the unit will turn on at the lowest setting.  To increase the mist volume you just press and hold the power button and you will hear the musical tone which lets you know that it is increasing.  A visual changing of the light from blue to white will also signal that the mist volume is increasing toward the highest level.

Luma Comfort button

Luma Comfort mist

 

Decreasing the volume once it has reached the highest  setting is easy too. Press the power button, the musical chime will sound and the light will change from white to blue as it cycles back to the lowest setting.  If you find the ideal setting, the unit will remember and as long as it is not unplugged, will return to that setting when turned on.  Unplugging the unit returns it to the default settings.  The humidifier also comes with a matching remote control that operates the unit up to 65 feet away.  When the tank is low on water it will beep and if not filled the light on the front will blink red until the tank is filled.  On its lowest setting it will run for 45 continuous hours.This humidifier operates with a demineralization cartridge that lets you use any kind of water.  Distilled water will keep the unit running in peak condition longer and eliminate white dust.

I just love this humidifier!  From the first day I used this, I could feel a difference.  It helped me breath better, I didn’t  feel like my nasal passages were dry and my cough was so much better.  Since using it, I have not noticed the sinus pressure and pain that I suffered with for so long.  It truly does eliminate dust particles and the table I have it on usually shows dust like crazy but since placing the humidifier on it, there is no visible dust! I had the humidifier on its highest setting for these pictures because I really want to get rid of the dry air as quickly as possible.  Once the air quality was better I used it on a lower setting. If you are looking for something to improve the air quality in your home, take a look at the Luma Comfort HC12B ultrasonic cool mist humidifier.  I am certain that you will be breathing a lot easier if you do.


You can see more of the great Luma Comfort product line on their website and follow them on Facebook and  Twitter.

 

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Sunset Yoga Workshop in Brooklyn Bridge Park With Miz Mooz Shoes!!! #MizMoozMoves

Well, I am very proud to introduce my daughter Alexandra as a new guest blogger for Mommy Ramblings. Alexandra graduated with her Masters in Public Administration in May and is working full time with NJ Transit as a Transportation GIS Analyst.  She lives in the NYC area and will be covering local events and happenings in the city that never sleeps.  Her first event post is one I knew she would love.  She is a very active young woman and after work can be found jumping on a train to a yoga studio.  So the September 16th Sunset Yoga Workshop sponsored by Miz Mooz Shoes in Brooklyn Bridge Park had her name all over it.   For all the details read her post below:

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The weather was breezy but nice in the Harbor Side Park in DUMBO. The bright orange yoga mats were set up directly across the Manhattan skyline with a perfect view of the Statue of Liberty.

I am used to taking power yoga at my home studio but have been craving a slower flow and the teacher, Kelly, absolutely delivered. The poses she recommended were perfect to completely stretch out the body no matter if you were a novice or a very practiced yogi.

 

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The class was very welcoming and provided a nice retreat from the chaos of the city. Miz Mooz showcased some very fashionable styles for fall and each blogger was sent home with a very comfortable espadrille style flat which I have been using for commuting on the PATH.
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The shoes are comfortable  and fashionably perfect for the city.  I had an absolutely amazing experience sharing this class with all of the awesome bloggers and want to thank Miz Mooz for their hospitality and the great shoes and goodies we all got to take with us!  To see all the gorgeous Miz Mooz fall shoe styles visit their website and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

 

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Save $10 At Lovable Labels 3 Day Spooktacular Weekend Sale September 19th-21st!!!

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Lovable Labels is having a Spooktacular Weekend Sale from September 19th thru September 21st.  Save $10 on any order of $25 or more when you use the promo code SPOOKY2014.  It’s not too late to label all that school stuff and take a look at their new Halloween products that are only available for a limited time.  So head on over to Lovable Labels now and take advantage of this great sale because it will be over before you can say BOO!!!

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Save UpTo 70% On Back To School Shopping At The All New Nordstrom Rack!!! #NordstromRack

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom Rack but my word and opinions are as always 100% my own.

Closer and closer to school starting for us and it’s so bittersweet for me.  I don’t want the summer to be over.  I don’t want the days to grow shorter and colder and I definitely don’t want to head into the winter that everyone is predicting will be one of the worst!  As much as I try though, I can’t stop time.   With the kids heading back to school it’s important to make sure they start the year off right.  Did you know that the all-new nordstromrack.com has the top brands and latest styles for up to 70% off!  They really do, and they make it easy to dress to impress with designer brands at clearance prices.

Some of my favorite picks for my boys for back to school on the site were:

The Tucker + Tate “Townsend” Straight Leg Jeans in Toddler and Little Boy Sizes.  The jeans were only $12.97, that is 64% off the regular price

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 The Tucker + Tate Conrad Plaid Shirt is only $12.97 and 65% off the regular price!

Tucker Tate Conrad Plaid Shirt

The ASICS Performance Tees were only $9.97 which is 38% off the regular price.  This one so aptly describes either one of my little guys!

Ascics Performance Tee Full Speed Ahead

 

Volcom ‘Stripeedo’ Hoodie was 14.97 a whopping 70% off the regular price!

Volcom Stripeedo Hoodie

The Stride Rite Racer Light-Up Sneakers were only $16.97!  That’s 67% off the regular retail price.

 

Stride Rite Light Up Sneaker

 

And for mom, I saw so many great options to wear and accessorize for Meet the Teacher night at school.

My top picks for me were:

The Sienna Rose Fringe Sleeve Tunic Blouse for $35 is great for pairing with nice pants or jeans and is 37% off the regular price.

Fringe Trim Tunic Blouse

MOTHER ‘Daydreamer’ Skinny Flare Leg Jeans were 75% off the regular price of $196.00 which means they were only $49.00!  Score!!!

Mother Daydreamer Jean

 

The Sweet Trotters ‘Suki’ Flats were 63% off the regular price and were a steal at $36.97!

Suki Trotters Flat

The Indio Leather Demi Handbag in ocean is a must have for me and at 50% off the regular price, why not?  A gorgeous leather bag for $64.97!

Indio Leather Demi Handbag

 

 

 

 


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