DREAM fit, DREAM sleep . . .

Dream Fit? More like dream sleep!

I must admit, I have been acting much like a crazy person, trying to turn our home into the perfect sleep haven. As yall know from my previous posts, my husband and I started on this “healthy sleep” journey a few months ago and have been slowly working on improving our sleep cycle, thus improving our overall health. We started with our air purifiers in every bedroom, then our Temperpedic pillows (we chose the UK specific ones because we are fans) and now I am on the hunt for the perfect sheet set. Now, I am super picky about my bedding. I sleep with a quilt every night and hate having my feet stuck under a fitted sheet. It makes me feel suffocated to not be able to move my toes around. I did much research on the type of sheets I wanted for our bedroom and made sure that whatever I stuck with, had all the qualifications I was looking for. I believe the splurging in the bedroom is a MUST. I mean, we spend OVER 6 hours (or at least most of us do) or more in a 24-hour period, in our beds. So technically, shouldn’t this be our most comfortable place? Shouldn’t we make sure that where we rest our bodies, unwind from the day, and rejuvenate our souls be the most comfortable and plush spot in our home? If you don’t agree, that’s okay, I used to be you. I used to think that the sheets, the pillows, the mattress– it all didn’t REALLY matter, I mean heck, they were all pretty much the same in my book and all served the same purpose. If it matched my color schemes and felt tolerable, I bought it! Well, I am here to tell you that those “cheap, but good” sheets, really aren’t that good. I’ve gone through so many, I’m embarrassed at the amount of money I’ve thrown away…

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Now, that my long rant is over, let me introduce you to my new sheet-set pick: The DreamFit Degree 6: MicroTENCEL/Supima Cotton Quilted Ensemble in white. Do NOT let the price tag discourage you: A. I’m offering a discount code at the end of this for 20% ALL DreamFit sheets (including FREE SHIPPING on everything Sleep Outfitters has online) and B. there are WAY more than just the degree 6 options to choose from, that are all just as fabulous as the next! My reasoning behind choosing this set is because the quilt that has the top sheet sewed onto it. I couldn’t kick my quilt loving ways and although it’s almost impossible for me to part with my childhood quilt, I’ve learned that this one is not only MUCH more comfortable, but it is also breathable, AND temperature regulated which keeps me feeling cooler at night. The MicroTENCEL moves and releases excess moisture! The entire sheet set is… WAIT FOR IT… Allergan and Bacteria RESISTANT! I mean really? These silk like sheets are a dream! The TENCEL in them is derived from the eucalyptus plant, how fascinating is that? I was so skeptical ordering them, before trying them, but the proof was in the description and I was sold!

A big pain with making the bed for all of us is:

  1. Trying to find which way the sheet goes. How many times do you flip your sheets around before you get it right? Well, these fix all those pesky issues for you and make “bed making” a fast, easy, and enjoyable experience. All sheet sets come with color coded bands sewed in the corners. These bands tell you which corner the sheet goes on and they also make it super easy to put over the mattress—eliminating the time and effort it takes to make a regular bed. These sheets are made specifically for those hard to reach and hard to pull-over thick mattresses! I tested out the theory myself and literally, I’m not lying to ya’ll, it took me less than 3 minutes to make my entire king size bed! I was OVER the moon impressed!
  2. Another huge pain with making the bed is all those annoying wrinkles—well, with the tailored fit and elegant top quilt, you have a “store display” bed in minutes!

Listen, I’ll take a breathable, healthy, tailored, easy and peaceful sleep over ANYTHING! Whose with me? Let’s change the way we sleep together! (I sound like I’m trying to start my own revolution)

Cool Fact: The DreamFit patented corner bands are “guaranteed to fit, guaranteed to stay on!”

Follow the link below to shop all Degree DreamFit Sheets and use the CODE: Candice20 for 20% off your total order.

https://www.sleepoutfitters.com/candicemichelledesigns

 
Manufacture warranty included on orders.

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Christmas 2017 Home Tour…

Christmas is around the corner and Old Saint Nick is about to make his GRAND appearance in our home… This year is EXTRA special, because now we have two little girls to love all over during the holidays! Growing up, my parents always made the holidays the most joyful and memorable time of the year and so my goal is to give my girls the same warm feeling and to make Christmas such a delightful and extraordinary time for them.

I use the same scents around our home, we bake the same kind of Christmas cookies for Santa (and carrots for the reindeer), watch the same Christmas movies and partake in the same Christmas festivities, making and creating our own family traditions.

I am wishing all of you a VERY merry and bright Christmas and I hope that the holidays bring each of your families lots of love and laughter. May God be with you all and in your spirits!

Love,

Candice Michelle

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Add Sleeping Better to Your List …

Happy hump day y’all! Can you believe Christmas Eve is NEXT weekend?! I’ve been super busy checking things off my list and getting all my gifts wrapped and ready for the big day!

This year (three days after Christmas to be exact) I turn the big 3-0! Not saying that I am getting old, but I am definitely getting “older” and the gifts that I ask Santa for have gotten a little more practical. This year I asked Santa for some new pillows and guess what? He delivered!

My husband and I are on this new lifestyle kick. We want to not only be healthier ourselves, but also want our home to be as well. Now that may sound kind of odd, having a “healthy home” and I am being literal when I say that. We want our home to have pure air, clean carpets, less allergens and dust…. We want to sleep better and feel better. We’ve started with purifying the air with hepa-air purifiers in our room and our children’s rooms, then we had our carpets professionally cleaned and next we are going to add a whole home humidifying system to keep the moisture in the air. A huge portion of this healthy lifestyle for us is being sleep focused. It is so important to get a good night’s rest (I won’t go into all the facts and details) as so much of our health is based on how much sleep and what kind of sleep we are getting at night. SO with all of this being said—I’ve decided that I am going to start from the bottom and work my way to the top—(bottom: new pillows middle: new sheets and bedding top: new mattress) and I want to bring you along with me on this journey! Let’s change the way we sleep together!

So, let’s start from the bottom… If you are a UK fan, like myself and my entire family, I have something special to share with you! Not only will you get the best sleep of your life, BUT you can also do it in true “CATS” style! Right now, Sleep Outfitters is offering these UK champions collection temper-cloud pillows 20% off (2 for $129) PLUS if you use the code CMFREESHIP you’ll not only get free shipping on these but on ANY and ALL purchases made online! Who doesn’t love free shipping? Especially this time of year! There is a limited supply of these so make sure to grab yours (one for you and one for under your tree).

These pillows are AH-MAZE-ING! My neck has the right amount of support, the pillow does not move around the bed or slip off the bed in the middle of the night, and it forms to the shape of my head allowing me to sleep comfortably in place.

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Now, if you are not a UK fan or do not care much for the embroidery, you can buy 2 for $99 right now and still get the free shipping by using the code CMFREESHIP.

Just a little Kentucky Fan side note on this product: a portion of the proceeds go to the Calipari Foundation.

I am very passionate about this and my health. I want my family to feel good in the mornings, to have energy and to be ready to take on the world!

Go to www.sleepoutfitters.com/candicemichelledesigns to order your pillows or www.sleepoutfitters.com  for all product orders and have yourself a very Merry and Peaceful nights rest!

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Wreath Making at The Barn at Springhouse | Springhouse Gardens

It’s the Holiday Season and everyone is grabbing a little bit of the holidays with every trip they make! We are constantly in an uproar over the holidays and just a go-go-going, but how about slowing down a little and taking some time to create something special, instead of buying it? Well, the Barn at Springhouse in Nicholasville has the perfect workshop to do just that! It is filled with the most incredible, natural pine smells—it feels like Christmas should inside of the workshop. Everything about this barn was dream for me! It has a little tree farm in the front, Christmas lights hanging, and of course handmade all-natural wreaths hanging from above. There is cider and snacks and bourbon galore! The workshop is easy to follow, and the best part is, you don’t have to have a green thumb or be naturally talented at “wreath making” – its seriously so much fun! After you are finished picking all your desired greens and berries and creating your show stopping wreath, you get to take it home and display it. There is something so gratifying about making something so wonderful!

I highly recommend signing up for this workshop—with co-workers. Friends, family.. heck, even just you! The family is so wonderful and so kind, they will certainly make you feel warm inside!

If you are interested in signing up, go to their website to register: http://www.springhousegardens.com/ and click the link “wreath workshops”

 

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Add JORD to Your List This Year…

It’s never too early to start shopping for Christmas. If you are making your list, check it twice, and make sure you’ve got a JORD watch (or two) on there! Last year, I changed my blog up a bit and joined in on a little “fashion” fun. This year, I am doing it again! JORD wood watches and Candice Michelle Designs are partnering up to give you a 25% off your total holiday purchase! YES, I said 25% OFF your TOTAL purchase (offer valid by clicking the link below). If you all remember (or would like to glance back at last year’s post) I promoted one of the women’s fashion wood watches and I absolutely LOVE mine, plus I get tons of compliments on it. Just by wearing mine around, I’ve won the hearts of many admiring customers. The quality is remarkable, and finishes are so unique, like no other watch I own. So, this year, I want to switch it up a bit and test out one of the men’s wood watches for my husband. He is super picky with his watches and does not like anything that looks even remotely cheap. I can’t even explain the look on his face when we opened the FRANKIE series Dark Sandalwood & Smoke watch. He was pleasantly surprised with the quality and the distinctiveness of the wood style and the elegance of it. This watch is pairable with any attire — business or casual. It is a statement piece that is sure to draw attention. Another feature that I think made all the world of difference when gifting this watch for my husband, was the personalization. I engraved into the watch: the date, a sweet message “Our love is timeless; I will love you forever” and put from this wife and best friend, on the back of the face (which is also wood). Typically, engravings cost $35 for a backplate (this is what I di) and $45 for a box engraving – but when ordering your watch through my personal link, you not only get 25% off your watch, but you will also receive 25% off engravings as well.  All links to products are below, as well as a description of the watch that I ordered for my husband.

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Instant 25% off discount link: https://www.woodwatches.com/g/candicemichelledesigns

 

The code will expire on December 19, 2017 (last day for promised USPS Priority Christmas delivery from JORD’s site)

FRANKIE series Dark Sandalwood & Smoke watch: http://www.woodwatches.com/series/frankie/dark-sandalwood-and-smoke/candicemichelledesigns

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Link for engraving: https://www.woodwatches.com/watch-engraving

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FRANKIE series Dark Sandalwood & Smoke watch:

MATERIALS & FINISH

  • 100% natural, hand-finished woods
  • Metallic dial with contrasting accent
  • Sapphire crystal glass
  • Citizen Miyota quartz movement (GL30)
  • Ultra-slim design
  • Deployment buckle with push button

 

DIMENSION & RATING

  • Case Width: 45mm
  • Case Thickness: 10.5mm
  • Lug Ends: 55mm
  • Band Length: 160mm
  • Band Thickness: 18mm
  • Movement is splash-proof (3 ATM)
  • Wood is treated to be splash-proof

Wooden Wrist Watch

 

BLACK FRIDAY LINK:

https://www.woodwatches.com/black-friday/Candicemichelledesigns

 

TIME-less Piece…

 

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One of my absolute, ALL time favorite pieces in my home is my super large metal clock. I get a ton of compliments on it and everyone always asks where I got it. This one was a super lucky find at Homegoods probably 6 years ago. Its original color is a rustic bronze/brown, which I kept until about 3 months ago when we revamped our office. The fun thing about this particular item is I’ve been able to keep it and use it with my different updates that I do throughout the house. All I did to change this particular clock to fit the style of our office was simply spray paint it a matte black. voilà! It looks amazing against the shiplap. Below I’ve listed some options of where to find similar clocks for your home. Also, don’t under estimate Homegoods and Tuesday Morning, I see clocks there all the time that I want to steal, but just don’t have the wall space for! Hope this helps those of you who are looking for the perfect accent/conversation piece.

 

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1. Target Metal Farmhouse Clock
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2. Pier1 Vintage Wood Clock
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3. Wayfair Black Metal Clock

Happy clock hunting my décor friends!

LOVE,

Candice Michelle

Athens Schoolhouse of Antiques + Candice Michelle Designs

Athens Schoolhouse of Antique Show

IMG_2754.JPGIf you live in Kentucky and are an Antique shopping, furniture refurbishing, high quality type of prospect, then this antique shop is calling your name! Candice Michelle Designs was picked by this sweet shop and a local television station to be featured in their newest commercial! The commercial spot took place in my home and features numerous Antiques and quality furniture that I purchased second hand and refinished myself. The problem with a lot of Antiques is that the generation {the baby boomers} that really appreciate them are downsizing and also getting rid of their furniture, not purchasing. Then you have the generations in between that styles range from the love Antiques, to modern style, to distress furniture and farmhouse style to rustic to all kinds of endless possibilities! The good thing about Antiques is that they can pretty much be transformed to fit any style! The idea behind the commercial is to show the younger generations that furniture can be refinished to match any style. Antiques are well built, solid pieces of furniture with loads of character and that is what motivates me to purchase something old over going out to a store and buying brand new. You can get a LOT of bang for your buck! Check out their website to become aware of future shows and make sure to keep updated with my blog and media outlets and we have some exciting projects in the future for y’all!

Website: http://antiqueskentucky.com/