Can you believe Christmas is in SIX days? I’m not ready at all. I literally just put my Christmas tree up last weekend and I’ve only bought one Christmas gift…On a positive note, I’m finally settled in my new home. It feels so great to be able to call this place my own 🙂 I have about a billion decor ideas planned so far and my Pinterest boards are overflowing with future DIY projects. I have to keep reminding myself to do one thing at a time.
I want to bring happiness to your Monday, so I’m teaming up with simplehuman to give away a foam cartridge sensor pump! It’s the coolest gadget EVER!
On Saturday morning, Kyle and I started with the bathroom. I volunteered him as tribute 🙂 The downstairs bathroom was green and I hated it. It’s the first room you see when you walk into my place and that green wasn’t very inviting. I went with a warm grey, took down the random floating cabinet (what the heck is that?), added floating shelves with cute little baskets, and replaced the mirror with a framed one. It was an easy $200 bathroom makeover!
I also added cute little hand towels, wall decor, and glamorous accents. It’s going to be a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed bathroom. I’m using the famous photo of her holding the coffee and pastry as my inspiration. I will also be putting a chandelier in their soon 🙂 I cannot wait to share the final photos. My new simplehuman, a foam cartridge sensor pump will also look really good in there! I know Audrey Hepburn would have been very impressed with a no-touch soap dispenser. SO DIVA-SIH.
After we finished the bathroom project, we (they) painted the accent wall in the living room. I love all the wall colors in the living room, but the brown/red accent wall had to go. I found color inspiration on Pinterest and decided to go with an “approaching storm” blue. My dad and Kyle painted all the walls while my mom and I baked Christmas goodies in the kitchen.
For the past twenty years, my mom and I have been baking Christmas goodies together. My mom used to set up a cookie frosting station for my brother and I when we were kids; it was our favorite part of Christmas. My mom let us decorate them anyway we wanted. I remember decorating my cookies with every type of sprinkle possible. My cookies were rainbow brown by the time I was done! Now, I’m a little bit more modest with my cookie decorations! I try to stick to the traditional Christmas colors.
While I bake the cookies, my mom makes peanut brittle. Have you ever seen someone make peanut brittle? It’s intense and kind of dangerous! Peanut brittle is my mom’s Christmas specialty and the best peanut brittle I’ve ever had! We make tons of it and put it in tins for friends and family. It was really fun making it at my house this year. It got a little messy, but I wouldn’t want it any other way! The foam cartridge sensor pump came in handy with my sticky baking fingers! I’m so excited for the giveaway because I know you all will be obsessssssssed with the pump!
This year is going to be the first time hosting Christmas at my house. I am so excited!!! Our family will go to mass on Christmas Eve and then my dad and I are going to cook the traditional crab legs with potatoes. We always wake up to my homemade cinnamon rolls and open stockings! You’re never too old for stockings 🙂 Hello, lottery tickets!
After baking for the holidays, my mom and I went shopping for Christmas gifts. Christmas shopping always puts me in the Christmas spirit!
I’ve always thought of myself as a really good gift giver. It’s something I really enjoy doing. I wish I could do more gift guides on the blog, but my friends and family read my blog. I don’t want them knowing whats going under the tree this year. There is one gift that all of my family members know they’re getting because I can’t stop taking about it, the simplehuman, a foam cartridge sensor pump! It’s literally a gift for anyone. This is what I was raving about on Snapchat the other day! Seriously obsessed.
I couldn’t be more excited partner up with simplehuman on this post because I think you will LOVE it, and it’ll save you a lot of thinking when it comes to gift giving this year. simplehuman is also providing a giveaway 🙂 One of my readers will win a foam cartridge sensor pump with the accompanying soaps! YAY!
I love gifts that are easy to assemble, unique and useful. Don’t get me wrong, I love when I get Christmas candles and Christmas towels, but I can’t use them all year round. I like giving gifts that are for everyday use!
The foam cartridge sensor pump is just that. I love how fancy the sleek sensor pump is and the stainless steal matches most kitchens or bathrooms. Believe me, your guest will mention your soap dispenser as soon as they leave the bathroom. It’s a rich and luxurious piece that won’t go unnoticed 😉 I can’t wait for my family to use it while they’re over for Christmas (I know thats totally nerdy.)
The foam cartridge sensor pump took me less than a minute to put together for use after I took it out of the box. I love that it’s touch-free. That means no germs! no smudges! Why can’t all my other stainless steel appliances be like that?
Another great feature is that the pump is rechargeable. One charge lasts up to 3 months! You can save all the money you would spend on batteries and just buy new luxurious foam soaps for your pump. Charging is so simple, you just plug the USB cord into a port.
The refills are so easy to replace. You just eject the old cartridge and insert a new one. Literally takes seconds and it’s mess-free. When you buy the simplehuman foam cartridge sensor pump, it already comes with a foam soap! 🙂
You can even turn it off if you plan on going out of town for a while and want to save the batteries.
I cannot wait to try all of the fragrances. My mom was asking what I’d like for Christmas this year and I told her just some refills for my foam cartridge sensor pump. These make the perfect little stocking stuffers! She already has her entire office hooked. Do you know how many people touch the soap dispenser after using the restroom? Gross! Touch-free is the way to be!
Here are some of the fragrances they offer: geranium, mandarin, cucumber, fragrance free, spring water, lavender, apple, mint lime, verbena and even more on their website. They have teamed up with awesome brands like EO and ARIA by Antica Farmacista to bring some more lovely fragrances. You can change up the fragrances for the seasons. My goal is to have all of the fragrances in my bathroom by spring!
Not only do they have hand soap, they also have dish soap! That’s just my excuse to by more foam cartridge sensor pumps. I have five sinks that need pumps!
I also think they should make pumps for my shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, perfumes…you get it 😉
So if it’s electric, then how do you clean it? (Karen from Mean Girls voice)……….
The pump is water resistant and has a IP66 rating, so that means you can rinse the pump in the sink.
This is the perfect gift for your mom, your dad, your brothers, your sisters, your grandmas, your grandpas, your bosses, your friends, your wife, your husband, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your doctors, your nieces, your nephews, your daughters, your sons, your cousins, your mother-in-law, your father-in-law, your employees, your neighbors, your secret santa, your teachers, your….you get it 😉
It’s literally for anyone! & don’t forget about yourself!
Questions for you!
1. Where would you put your foam cartridge sensor pump?
2. Have you finished holiday shopping?