Chasing Davies

January 22, 2021

Screened In Porch Inspiration & Decor

 

 
One of my favorite things about our newish house is the screened in porch. Having an extra space that my family can expand to with the comforts of a living room, but all the glorious fresh air.  Especially at the beginning of the pandemic, it was such a fun escape for us. 

So moving into our second year in this house, I wanted to continue to spruce up this space to be special. My inspiration since the beginning, and with the furniture we already got, has been southern Italy. My husband and I took a trip in the Fall of 2019, and I just felt so inspired and in love by the old charm of southern Italy.

With some subtle takeaways from this inspiration board, I have a foundation to my screened in porch, to which I will continue to add to over time as I find things that make sense, are loved and useful. I'm trying to be PATIENT when decorating a room and allowing them to take shape overtime.

But I still wanted to share the space as it is today, the bones and foundation:



Furniture

We LOVE Polywood because it's made from recycled materials, super durable and will last us forever. We chose cushions in "Air Blue" to give us that vacation vibe. We got a 5-piece set to fill our space, but you can get many different variations to individual pieces.





Here is how it's coming together, and as it gets warmer/closer to Spring, I hope to add more Italian-vibe details (accessories, plants, blankets).


Patio Accessories & Decor:





More to come, but hopefully this inspires you to start thinking about your outdoor space(s) for the Spring and Summer that are coming (and I'm so looking forward to that!).

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December 18, 2020

Hydrating Skincare Serums + Discount Code!

 

 
I don't know about where you live, but winter has arrived in my area. And that brings a plethora of dry and dull-looking skin. Over the last couple of years, I've really been working on my skincare habits to build morning and night routines that not only fight against aging, but keeps my skin hydrated.

And each new season brings slight tweaks to those routines - and wearing masks have put a whole new twist into my needs! Lumiderma sent me two skincare serums to try out (fun fact - I LOVE serums. I see such quick results from serums, especially when layered under face lotions/creams), and I'm excited to share my thoughts below!

For you, if you need any skincare products, use code MD20 to get 20% off your entire online order!

What I like about Lumiderma: they are a purity-based skincare line designed to create radiant skin. When I think of radiant skin, I think of hydrated and glowing skin due to healthfulness. Science shows that glowing skin can make you look 10 years younger!

I also love that they offer multifunctional blends to cut down on the number of products you have to remember to use (let alone how much you have to spend). And their price point is more affordable than many other brands (thought not the cheapest). 


Here are the two products that I have been using and my thoughts:

Hydro-Lipid Replenishing Serum: I use this in the morning after I cleanse my face. This serum contains 12 active oils and nutrient rich botanicals that restores and protects skin. This one moisturizes my skin amazingly - I noticed my skin was hydrated more buoyant after the first use! It is also great for those that have sensitive or rosacea-prone skin, as it's light and calming!


Glycolic Glow - Radiant Night Serum: I use this one at night, right after I cleanse my face. This serum works overnight to rid your skin of dead skin cells and uncover your radiant skin without harsh scrubs. It is great for all skin types, but especially acne-prone skin (hello mascne), oily to combo, dull and uneven skin tone.


They have other products that I'll definitely check out now having such a great experience with these two.  If you are interested or in need of any new skincare products (they have several different serums, a retinol balm and cleanser), check them out and make sure to use my code MD20 to get 20% off your order - and let me know what you think!


This post is in partnership with Lumiderma. All opinions are absolutely my own!


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December 14, 2020

Holiday Giveaway for Kansas City Locals


 
Hello, hello and happy holidays! I hope you are enjoying the season as best possible this very different year we're living in. I am still trying to get a bit more into the spirit, but Oak Park Mall is making it a bit easier!  

Oak Park Mall and I have teamed up to give one Kansas City local reader* a holiday gift package of FIVE different items, total value of $240!

*These holiday gifts are for local pick up only, thus local reader, however if you know someone else in KC area who can pick it up for you - enter away!

To Enter: 

Head to my Instagram account @ChasingDavies to find this giveaway post. You must be following my IG account + tag 2 friends in separate comments who might want to enter themselves (good time to tell your KC area friends).

I will announce a winner on Thursday 12/17 for pick up Friday 12/18.


Giveaway Items:

NEW Ugg style, Mini Bailey Bow II Boot (retail $160), Chestnut color, size 9

Why I love these boots: They are super comfortable, easy to slip on and off, and keep my feet toasty warm (even without socks!) in this chilling weather!



Why I love this toy for my kids: We love learning about the stars and planets in the sky, and get such a kick out of spotting planets with our bare eyes!  This will be such a family fun toy to bring the sky indoors to us.


Altar'd State 'Take a Nap' mug (retail $20)

Why I love this mug: It's a deep one to hold a real full cup of coffee or cocoa, and fun staying on the mug lets everyone know how you are feeling.



Why I love this beanie: I love how warm it is, the festive color and the fun pom on top!


Harry Potter insulated lunch box (retail $16)

Why I love this lunch bag: My son is very into Harry Potter right now and he loves anything related!  Such a fun bag for your lunch, or in this current time we're in (never leaving the house ever), use as a bag for other collectibles. 

Now head on over to my Instagram post to enter!

For more gifting ideas, you can check out Oak Park Mall's gift guide from the plethora of stores they have here + their COVID procedures here.

And check out my other gift guides:

Stocking Stuffers

Etsy Gifts to shop small

Gadgets & Gizmos for everyone

Gifts for keeping kids busy

Gifts for the year 2020




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