Front porch decor & DIY.

Since being quarantined- I’m diving into projects around the house that I’ve been wanting to get done yet haven’t taken the time! I’ve been getting our front porch decor ready for Spring and the one thing I hated from last year is how much money we spent on real flowers just for them to die. I’m at the point where I’d like to purchase nice decor and use it year over year until we really want a big change. So after tons of Amazon Hauls and returns I found some gorgeous faux items that we are using!

DIY project #1:

Taking the faux flower trees and planting them into terra-cotta pots!

I had two pots we used from last summer that simply needed some love. I wasn’t crazy about the color and decided to spray paint them white.

*Tip, this spray paint grip handle made it so much easier and my hands weren’t covered in spray. Linked HERE.

We laid down a cloth outside and begin to spray paint a thin layer on both pots. It’s best to do a thin layer, let it dry then do another. This helps prevent any drips! (I didn’t clean the inside of the pots simply because we were going to put sand in them anyways, I only cared about the outside!)

Once 3 coats were painted on them I flipped the upside down so I could paint the bottom of the lip and to make sure I didn’t miss any spots.

Next I took an old box and cut out two pieces of cardboard to place at the bottom of the pots. This was to cover up the hole. Next we took a soil scooper and took the faux plant out of it’s original planter box. This planter box wouldn’t fit into the pots we had.

Once removed I took light brown play sand and filled around the faux plant in the pot. I liked this color so I didn’t add any soil on top. You could easily add soil to make it look more realistic. The purpose of the sand is to make sure the pots are weighted for weather. We don’t want them to blow over!

I love the way they came out and I think they look perfect on our doorstep! I’m glad I took the time yesterday to get away from my normal routine and do something that got my mind off what’s going on in the world.

Now I need to find the perfect wreath for our door! 🙂

All items on my porch linked here for purchase:

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March 2020 Target Haul, sizes XS-4X

Let’s dive into some affordable and trendy clothing I found at my local Target. I have linked everything for you to SHOP. Enjoy!

Tie-Dye dress with pockets.

Currently on sale for $17.50 I’m wearing a medium. Sizes XS-XXL HERE

Other options:

Shorts: They have sizing 0-18 HERE & 14W-26W HERE (true to size, high on sides and long in the front and back. they are a designer dupe)

Sweatshirt: XS-XXL is linked HERE & 1X-4X is linked HERE.

Other short options:


Peace floral sweatshirt. I’m wearing L for oversized look.

Click HERE for sizes XS-XXL & HERE for sizes 1X-3X

Shorts: They have sizing 0-18 HERE& 14W-26W HERE

Different ways to style the white denim shorts!

Tie-Dye Sweatshirt linked HERE $15

Tie-Dye Sweatpants linked HERE $15

Tie-Dye Shorts linked HERE $15

Tan Cardigan linked HERE $19.50 6 colors

Tie denim Shorts linked HERE $17

Bedazzled crop t-shirt linked XS-XXL HERE & 1X-3X is HERE.

Coffee then Cocktails Sweatshirt: sizes XS-XXL HERE & sizes 1X-3X HERE.

Some other fun graphic sweatshirts:

Denim short overalls sizes XS-XL HERE & sizes 1X-4X HERE. $28

Basic Black Tee – XS-XL HERE – X-4X HERE $15 – 7 different colors

Paperbag Shorts!

Tan is linked HERE sizes 0-18 – Coral is HERE – Leopard is HERE

Black or Olive is HERE sizes 0-18 – sizes 16W-26W is HERE

Floral print is HERE sizes XS-XXL – sizes 1X-4X is HERE.

Tiger tank top is HERE.

Sweatshirt – sizes XS-XXL HERE & 1X-4X HERE. $20

Sweatpants – sizes XS-XXL HERE & 1X-4X HERE. $22

Other options:


Grey or Black Jumpsuit – normally Im a Large right now and this is a Medium. Sizes XS-XXL linked HERE & sizes 1X-4X is HERE.

Babydoll mini dress – I’m wearing Medium.

Sizes XS-XXL linked HERE. 1X-4X is HERE.

Other options:

Marble sweatshirt (its maternity but I’m wearing a small) linked HERE.

Rose Jean Shorts (high rise true to size) linked HERE.

Mustard Yellow Jean Shorts (true to size, high rise) linked HERE.

Other options:

That is my latest try on session! 🙂 Ill be doing these as new items hit Target.

Some new lines that hit Target:

COLSIE

MIGHTY FINE

GRAYSON THREADS

Thanks for shopping along 🙂

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20 cozy items perfect for Fall home decor and yourself!

Fall is just around the corner, and if you’re like me, then you’ve already started making plans for how you are going to decorate your home. When looking for home decor products that work great for fall, I like to find cozy touches that really bring fall into my home.

A few simple touches can make your home feel cozy without breaking the bank in the process. You don’t need to spend a lot of money in order to transfer your home from a summer paradise into a cozy fall retreat. Here are 20+ cozy home decor products under $50.

  1. Velvet Throw Pillow
  2. Marble Tic-Tac-Toe Game Set
  3. Paisley Tufted Rug
  4. Fleece Throw Blanket
  5. Decorative Basket Tray
  6. Autumn Tea Towels
  7. Stone Tea Kettle
  8. Rustic Pumpkin Pillowcase
  9. Cozy Nights Candle
  10. Chunky Knit Throw Blanket
  11. Rivet Geo Throw
  12. Cozy Mug
  13. Faux Fur Oversized Throw Pillow
  14. Cozy Slippers
  15. Sugared Pecans Candle
  16. Winter Nights Cotton Flannel Sheet Set
  17. Home Sweet Home Doormat
  18. Women’s Outdoor Slippers
  19. Modern Brass Candleholders
  20. Fall Wall Art

These items would also make great gifts!






Whether you’re in “nesting” mode like me or simply looking to make your home cozy for those long Fall and Winter evenings, I hope these items helped spark some ideas!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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How to keep your skin clear with DERMA E!

If you’ve been following me for a while now, you know how important skincare is to me! I have struggled with acne for most of my life and am always looking for new skincare products to incorporate into my routine! I have used DERMA E products for a while now and when I found out they were coming out with acne products, I was sold!

It’s so hard to find an affordable, clean skincare brand. You either have to shell out a bunch of money to find out if the products even work for your skin, or settle for the cheap stuff and get what you pay for. DERMA E is not only affordable but effective. It’s also now backed by three amazing dermatologists so you know you’re getting quality skincare products!

Not only can you find their products in stores such as Target and Ulta, but DERMA E is cruelty-free and 100% vegan! I feel rest-assured using their products knowing that they’re clean and not tested on animals! 

When they recently came out with an acne system, I couldn’t wait to try it. It’s selling out everywhere, too!

One of the first products I tried was DERMA E’s acne deep pore cleansing wash. As someone who struggles with breakouts here and there, having a cleanser with salicylic acid in it is a must! In addition, the acne deep pore cleansing wash has tea tree oil and chamomile to soothe redness yet leaving your skin feeling fresh and moisturized! A lot of cleansers with salicylic acid can dry out your face, but DERMA E’s leaves my skin feeling debris-free and fresh! I like to use this as the first step in my skincare routine after taking off my makeup at the end of the day or as soon as I wake up.

Next, DERMA E’s acne blemish control treatment serum really helps combat the cystic acne I often deal with. It’s also great for blackheads and other breakouts! The serum does not leave my skin feeling oily and it absorbs right away. The serum also contains salicylic acid and tea tree oil with added aloe vera for an extra soothing feel!

After using the serum, I use DERMA E’s tea tree and Vitamin E oil as needed. Tea tree oil in conjunction with Vitamin E helps to spot treat problem areas such as acne scarring for soothing relief and faster healing. This is also a great product to use on mosquito bites! What I love about this oil is, like the rest of their acne line, is that it’s not drying on your skin and really leaves my skin feeling hydrated and refreshed!

Lastly, I use DERMA E’s acne rebalancing cream to keep my skin moisturized while helping to clear my breakouts at the same time. Using a moisturizer with salicylic acid is great for helping to prevent breakouts before they happen. Unlike other moisturizers I’ve tried, DERMA E’s acne rebalancing cream keeps my skin moisturized without disrupting my makeup routine!

Do you struggle with breakouts from time to time? I’d love to know in the comments below!

Xx, Tonyamichelle

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10+ Target Fashion Must Haves for Summer, Under $40!

Who doesn’t love Target?! With all of the hauls I’ve been doing recently, I’ve recently gotten a lot of requests to do a fashion haul at Target and I, of course, had to oblige.

Here are the items I purchased at Target along with some other recommendations!

Yellow Crewneck Sweatshirt

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Summer nights can be chilly, and having a lightweight sweatshirt in your closet is perfect for cool summer nights! This Universal Threads crewneck is the perfect spring to summer wardrobe staple and comes in a bunch of different colors and patterns! I picked up this yellow one in a size large for a more oversized fit, but could have worn a medium!

Patchwork Print Blue Maxi

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If it’s cute and lightweight, I’m buying it! This patchwork print blue maxi is perfect for any summer events that you’re going to. The square neck with tiered detailing and tie straps make this maxi far from ordinary! I’m wearing a size medium, my usual size, and fits comfortably even with the bump!

Coral, High-Waisted Paper Bag Shorts

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These are the perfect shorts for summer! The coral color is a fun summer color and the high waist with ruffle detailing is super cute. I got these in a size large because of the bump, but could have done a medium!

Denim Wash Romper

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This denim wash romper is SO cute! This might be my favorite piece from my Target haul. Buyer beware, it runs large! I’m wearing a size small and it fits like a medium. This romper would be perfect for any events you have coming up this summer!

Animal Print Tank

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You all know I’m a sucker for animal print! This top is perfect for any kind of occasion, whether it’s in the office with a blazer or cardigan, a night out with the girls, or just day-to-day! A versatile piece in your closet is a must and I love that this top can be worn in every season. I’m wearing a size large because of the bump but could have worn a medium!

Colored Striped Bikini

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This bikini isn’t from this particular Target haul, but I wore this on my recent trip to Austin, TX and got SO many compliments on it! It’s super comfortable and has a very flattering fit. I’m wearing a size large due to the bump but usually, I am a size medium!

Blue Striped Textured Bikini

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This bikini not only looks cute, but feels amazing! The stripes have a towel-like texture to them and are so soft. I like how the stripes are vertical so it has a very slimming effect. I am also wearing a size large in this bikini but am usually a size medium!

Yellow, Floral Off the Shoulder Dress

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This dress is a perfect spring to summer transition piece! I definitely plan on wearing this to a summer barbeque this year and it’s very lightweight and comfortable. I’m wearing my normal size of a medium!

Hot Pink Bikini

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Everyone needs a hot pink bikini in their summer swimsuit lineup! I found this hot pink bikini and knew I had to have it. I’m wearing a size large and it fits perfectly for pregnancy, but am usually a size medium!

Yellow Floral Pleated Midi Dress

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I saw this dress as I was checking out so I did not purchase this in store because they sold out of my size , however, I plan purchase online yesterday! This dress is SO cute! It would be perfect for any special events you may be attending this summer such as a wedding and is the perfect midi length. I would order my normal size of a medium!

Striped Bodycon Tank Dress

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This black and white striped bodycon tank dress is another one of my favorites from this haul! It’s perfect for summer and SO comfortable! I love how it can be dressed up or down depending on the weather or whatever you’re doing that day! I am wearing my usual size of a medium!

Some other Target Must Haves:




Which Target find is your favorite?

I’d love to know in the comments below!

Xx, Tonyamichelle

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