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It’s hard to resist the opportunity to share some of my favorite things! I mean if it’s design and it’s on sale, I should share it!

Yes the links are Amazon affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase off the link. I always appreciate any and all support!

Let’s start with my favorite mattress. Now not only do we sleep it on it, but our daughter designed it and it’s from her company. Yes I know that makes me partial but if I hated it I wouldn’t sleep on it. Honest. We had a TempurPedic and now own the Revived Mattress and I hate traveling now because I don’t sleep until we get back home. Check out the best mattress in a box around and it’s made in the USA and support a young woman with her business.

Next product I can’t live without - my Instant Pot. Seriously it has helped me out so much especially when I’m behind in making dinner. I can throw a chunk of frozen meat in the frozen pot and we can be eating 30 minutes later. Crazy good!

So thankful for these strips - so many people can’t hang art work on the walls of their apartment, lease building or dorm room. Now command has come to the rescue to help us still put that amazing art work on the walls!

Well, you need something to hang with those command strips am I right? So many amazing pieces with the Stone & Beam and Rivet lines with Amazon. Check out just a few of my faves!

If none of these ideas inspired you - check out the Everything’s Gravy storefront on Amazon here -

We are updating the list this month and hope you find lots of amazing things!

And if you’re not a Prime member you’d better get signed up!

Beauty in a Functional Item

I recently had the opportunity to sample a product from a company named Fusion Gates. The gate can be used to keep pets in a safe spot or a baby from climbing the stairs. These gates come in a variety of sizes and additional panels to be customizable for any size doorway.

But any conversation about gates doesn’t usually include beauty. This is perhaps the most exciting factor of the Fusion Gates baby and pet gates. In addition to a variety of finishes, there are also customizable screens that can be slide in the top of the gate. Creating a beautiful piece of art in the doorway instead of just a simple gate.

Screens can be changed and removed, or the tempered plastic look plastic insert can be used. Unique design feautres also include a one-finger finial latch opens the door easily in both directions as well. And while there were a lot of pieces, the instructions were easy to follow and assembly was a snap!

Here are some pictures in our home, but definitely go to their website and check it out for yourself!

Hygge in Your Home


The concept of Hygge is on the forefront of the latest trends in Home Furnishings. The problem is that it’s incredibly hard to explain! The Danish word pronounced “hue-guh” references a feeling or moment of feeling cozy and special. There’s not a direct translation of the word into English, but the closest word to convey its meaning is cozy. Bringing the feeling of happiness to our homes and living comfortably is the idea of Hygge.

As fall approaches, hygge is once again important. We are rapidly approaching shorter days and crisper nights. The feel of fall can be found in warmth by the fire, hot chocolate and warm wooly socks. A cozy blanket and fluffy pillow can transform a small area into an inviting nook ready for reading, snuggling or watching cartoons on Saturday morning with the kids.



My daughter is heading out to college and creating an attractive and warm home environment for her to come home to is on the front of my mind. As I anticipate her weekends home in the days ahead, I’m already thinking about making her room ready for her and planning her favorite meals. This is the idea of hygge. The comfort and coziness of home and an inviting environment. Sometimes you can find that by adding some color and texture with wall art.


The warm colors and texture of this wall hanging add a depth to any room.



Applying hygge to your homes can be as simple as adding some new fluffy blankets, soft fleece and jersey pillows and cotton textures on our walls. Warmth involves colors of the season also – red, yellow, brown and tan.

Minimal and clean, the environment is peaceful and something that more and more people are searching for today. Our homes especially should provide that for our families. In between hectic schedules and school assignments, peace and comfort provide an inviting backdrop for our families and they will long to come home. While the additions of accessories and other pieces can add up financially, they don’t have to. A piece of art here, a blanket and pillow there, a home cooked meal and friends who come and stay because they feel welcome are all you really need.