Thursday, April 28, 2016

10 Places to Visit on a California Road Trip

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We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open -- Jawaharlal Nehru Read

Summer is just around the corner! I'm dreaming of road trips, hiking, beach days and everything summer brings. This summer I'm hoping to explore more of my home state. While there are so many place to see in California I rounded up my top 10 hit list. Whether you have a weekend or a week pack the car and hit the open road. Adventure awaits.

1. Lake Tahoe
The largest alpine Lake in North America; deep and wide, bluer than blue and surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Ok, maybe I'm a little bias but come on check out this view! Whether you stay on the North Shore or South Shore Lake Tahoe has a little bit for everyone -- beaches, hiking, biking, night life, skiing, etc.


2. San Francisco
San Francisco is known for its hilly landscape, year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. I suggest eating and drinking your way through the city. Make sure to walk across Golden Gate Bridge, visit Fisherman's Wharf, China Town and the Exploratorium [among other things].

3. Redwood National and State Park
Most people know Redwood as home to the tallest trees on Earth. The parks also protect vast prairies, oak woodlands, wild riverways, and nearly 40 miles of pristine coastline.

4. Disneyland
It's the happiest place on Earth! Enough said.

My sister + her fiancĂ© 
5. Napa/Sonoma
California's wine mecca. With more than 400 wineries, Napa is this girl's dream. Are you with me ?!

6. Carlsbad
My hometown will always have a special place in my heart. Carlsbad is a seaside town occupying a 7-mile stretch of Pacific coastline in northern San Diego County, California. Also home of Legoland, Carlsbad Flowers Fields and world class golfing. Make Carlsbad home base and explore all of San Diego over a few days.


7. Yosemite National Park
Set within California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, it’s famed for its giant, ancient sequoias, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. Spend a few days hiking before heading to your next destination.

8. Central Coast
The Central Coast is an area of California roughly spanning the coastal region between Point Mugu and Monterey Bay. Spend a relaxing weekend driving HWY 101 stopping here and there along the way.

9. Death Valley National Park
Straddling eastern California and Nevada. It’s known for Titus Canyon, with a ghost town and colorful rocks, and Badwater Basin’s salt flats, North America's lowest point.

10. Los Angeles
Ok, ok -- I know L.A. is huge, but it's a must. From the beach to the valley there's a different vibe for everyone. Musts include hiking to the Hollywood sign, Venice Beach, Griffith Observatory, See a concert, shop, Cruise along Mulholland, etc. Oh and don't forget to grab a breakfast burrito at some point.

10 Things to Pack for a California Road Trip*

1. Weekender tote
2. Camera
3. Water Bottle
4. Bathing Suit
5. Sandals
6. Phone/Camera Charger
7. Sunscreen
8. Cash
9. Beach Blanket
10. Snacks

*While this isn't a complete packing list it's a few of my must have items.


Can we talk about snacks for a minute? They can make or break a road trip. Heaven forbid you don't pack enough or something tasty. I personally like to pack better-for-me options! During my last trip to Walmart I snagged a few bags of Lorissa's Kitchen [Korean Barbecue Beef, Sweet Chili Pork and Szechuan Peppercorn Beef] for a upcoming trip.

Lorissa’s Kitchen is high in protein, low in carbs, low in fat, has no MSG, no preservatives and is gluten free. Along with grass-fed beef, they use responsibly raised pork.

The hubby was pleasantly surprised and pleased by my snack purchase.


Look for Lorissa’s Kitchen [$4.98] the next time you're checking out at Walmart.



Lorissa's Kitchen #SavvySnackingSweepstakes

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Hello, Hello!

Mother's Day is right around the corner! Just in case you missed it, last week I chatted about 5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Mom! Today I rounded up a few things all mom's should have [IMO].

Mother's Day

A great smelling Candle -- There's nothing better than a clean house and a crisp clean smelling candle. Candles are a simple way [and affordable] option to tell mom you love her.

New Lens -- For the snap happy momma. Mom will want a good lens to capture all the sweetest moments. This one is on my list to buy next.

HydroFlask -- For the active on-the-go mom. HydroFlask is one of the best water bottles out there. It will keep your beverage hot or cold for up to 24 hours!

Le Creuset Cast-Iron Rectangular Skinny Grill -- My sister has this and I'm lusting over it! During my last visit we used it to cook fish to perfection! Add on the cute little book too. It will help get your cooking juices flowing.

Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox -- For the healthy home cook. My husband doesn't understand, but I love cookbooks and have been eyeing this one for months. For the mom always on-the-go I suggest The Quick Six Fix. It's full of quick, easy and oh so yummy recipes! Happy cooking.

'I Donut Care' tank -- Workouts are more fun with fun tanks! End of story.

Leggings -- Mom can never have enough leggings. These are perfect for Spring/Summer.

Vitamix -- I've said it before and I'll say it again -- this is a kitchen MUST! It's also the gift that keeps giving. I'm loving the gold color.

Good Skin Care Products -- Treat mom with a pamper package. Think massage gift card, champagne and new skin care products.


P.S. The Macy's Friends & Family Sale is happening now! Take an extra 25% off and get free shipping on any $25 purchase with code FRIEND. Valid now through May 2

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Spring Cleaning Checklist

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoClean #CollectiveBias


Last week I shared How to Keep a Clean Home by cleaning a little bit everyday so you don't spend all weekend cleaning and today I'm giving you a checklist! What?! Yup, for those of you who are feeling overwhelmed or just don't know where to start hopefully my checklist will serve as your diving board.

But first, let's chat about my house and cleaning supplies.

I LOVE cleaning my new kitchen! Lysol All Purpose Cleaner is my go-to for keeping the counter tops clean and shiny.


When it comes to doing the dishes I like to add Finish Jet-Dry Rinse Aid.  

Tips for using Jet-Dry
+ For spotless glassware, use a Rinse Aid. 
+ For drier dishes, use a Drying Aid. 
+ For clean dishwater, use a Machine Cleaner. 
+ For tough stain removal, use a Detergent Booster. 

Pro Tip: Use a rinse aid in your dishwasher and your plastics will be drier when you put them away!

Target Cartwheel Offer: 5% off all Finish Products. [Running 3/27-5/14] 


When it comes to the bathroom I don't use anything other than Lysol products. Did you know Lysol kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria?! I recently picked up Lysol Mold & Mildew Blaster at Target and LOVE it. If you're a fan of bleach you'll want to try it out. The Lysol toilet bowl cleaner is a no brainer.


Deal alert: Buy 3, get 1 free on Lysol products. Offer valid 3/27 – 5/14/16. Target Cartwheel Offer: 10% off all Lysol Cleaning Products. [Running 3/27-5/14]


Drum roll please..... My Spring Cleaning Checklist! 

The checklist is broken down by room. It's up to you, tackle it all in a weekend or clean a little bit everyday. You'll typically find me cleaning a little every day whether it's during nap time of after Emerson goes to bed.

Either way, happy cleaning! 



For more great spring cleaning tutorials, from my friends at Lysol, click HERE.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Weekend Reading + Deals

Hey, Hi, Hello -- It's the weekend! I'm just popping in to share a few things I'm reading and buying!

READING
Spring Body Cleanse Diet: 25 Detox Recipes & Drinks
This Stage of Life? It’s Hard. -- So true and extremely relatable.
Crossfit is Becoming the Starbucks of the Fitness World
Enter to win a Kitchen Makeover HERE.


FITNESS DEALS + STEALS 
Alo Moto Leggings  30% off
Zella 'Live In' Leggings 40% off
Alo 'Vapor' Tank  30% off
UA Long & Lean tank $25.99

Thursday, April 21, 2016

5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day

So Mother's Day. Yeah, it's practically three weeks away!

While I love brunch as much as the next gal, I love an adventure with my favorite people just as much.

Recently I started thinking about 'other' ways to celebrate mom. I think you're going to like what I came up with ;)

5 FUN WAYS TO CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY

1. Go for a Bike Ride
Hook up the bike trailer or break out the training wheels and go for a family cruise. Whether it's around the neighborhood, to the park or beach the goal it to get outside, exercise and have fun!

2. Weekend Getaway to the Coast 
Really just get away somewhere fun for the weekend beach, lake mountains, etc. We're about 3.5-4 hours to the coast so it makes for the perfect weekend getaway. Spend the weekend exploring, shopping, and eating tasty food.

3. Breakfast in Bed
YES, please! I'll take a soy latte and avocado, bacon egg scramble. It's a prefect way to start any Sunday. I personally would follow breakfast with a bike ride.

4.  Cooking Class
For the family who likes to cook take a class and try something new. I suggest finding someone who can come to you! If you're in the Tahoe area I suggest hiring my Arica from Yummy Fixins. She'll  teach you how to make the most amazing pasta dish or two!

5. Family Hike
Get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Don't forget to snap some family photos.

There you have it a few fun ways to spend Mother's day.

How do you plan to celebrate mom?

Linking up with Sept. Farm

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Quick + Easy Snack | Chicken Salad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StackitUp #CollectiveBias

Chicken Salad

I'm a snacker. Always have been. Knowing this I try to keep healthier options around the house!

During my last shopping trip to Walmart I picked up a box of RITZ Original Fresh Stacks [FYI - RITZ Fresh Stacks Ultimate Butter is available now until supplies last]. I figured it was time to mix things up -- PB and celery was starting to get old. I had serious plans for these crackers. Did you know RITZ Original and all varieties can now be found in Fresh Stacks, making it easier to bring your RITZ on-the-go! #winning


Last week I was craving a filling snack, but also wanted something 'light but right.' I remembered I had RITZ Original Fresh Stacks, but wanted something a little more. After taking an inventory of my refrigerator the leftover grilled chicken jump out at me. Of course, chicken salad! Luckily I had everything else I needed!

Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

Ingredients

1 Grilled Chicken, finely chopped or shredded
1 Celery Stalk, chopped
1/4 cup grapes, quartered
1/4 small onion, diced
1/8 cup pecans or wants, chopped 
Mayo with Olive Oil to desired consistency
Spicy Brown Mustardto desired consistency
Dash of Cayenne Powder
Salt + Pepper to taste

Directions

Mix everything in a medium sized bowl. Once combined top RITZ Original Fresh Stacks with one tablespoon of chicken salad [5 crackers per serving]. 

How would you top your RITZ Original Fresh Stacks?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tips & Tricks | How to Keep a Clean Home

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #allEssentials #CollectiveBias


I must confess -- I love a clean house, but I hate cleaning. Who wouldn't prefer doing anything but clean.

Typically my house is very clean, tidy and neatly organized. Then there are days when it's pure chaos and I haven't picked up the toys from the night before, three loads of laundry are piled up and the dishes need to be loaded and uploaded among other things.

In effort to keep a clean home and my sanity I created a 'cleaning' schedule. I clean daily.... Yes, let that soak in. But what if I told you I don't clean longer than an hour?! Yup, no more wasting all day Saturday or Sunday cleaning your house.

How to Keep a Clean Home

EVERYDAY
+ Unload and load the dishes. I typically like to start the dishes before I go to bed so they're clean in the morning.
+ Do a BIG pick up before going to bed. [i.e., put away shoes, books, toys, etc.] The goal here is waking up to the tidy house.
+ If you have wood floors do a quick sweep after dinner as apart of your overall cleanup.
+ Make the bed

ONCE A WEEK [Pick one day a week to clean a certain area of the house.]
+ Vacuum [technically I vacuum every other day, but the I have a dog]
+ Bathroom
+ Living Room
+ Wash floors/ Mop
+ Kitchen [Clean sink, stove, etc. this is more of a deep clean]
+ Dust Bedrooms
+ Clean Windows


Ok, are you still with me? You might have noticed laundry didn't make the list. So, let's talk about laundry. I could do laundry everyday, but I typically pick a day I know I'm working from home and just hammer it out.

Since having Emerson I've started paying closer attention to cleaning products and what's in them. Looking to make the switch to a sulfate free detergent I discovered a new product on Amazon, all® Fresh Clean™ Essentials. The detergent preserves the color of clothes and provides a deep clean without the harshness. Basically it allows you to let kids be kids!

Pro tip: For best results ALWAYS  remember to follow the directions for use on the packaging exactly.


The moral of this post is when you clean a little bit everyday you'll not only have a clean house, but you'll have more time to spend outside with your loved ones!


What type of sulfate free products do you use, if any?

4 Smart Ways To Maximize Your Tax Refund

Another tax season in the books, YAY! Maybe you were on your game and filed early or maybe you waited until the last minute. In the end you either own money or you're getting a return.

Unfortunately, I owned a fair amount this year. First I cried then I paid it. Good thing I know how to save. Well this got me thinking about how I've spent my returns in the past and how you should be spending your returns too. Just saying...

4 Smart Ways To Maximize Your Tax Refund

1. Invest in Yourself 
Simple right? Take that money and put it right into your IRA for the following year! You'll want to add more later and max it out, but if you have a nice chunk of change now why not just make the contribution.

2. Pay Down Debt
We're lucky enough to be debt free [other than our house], but taking your return and paying down your mortgage, college loans, medical bills, credit card, etc. is a great investment. Just think you'll pay less interest in the long run and be closer to being debt free!

3. Contribute to Your Child's College Fund
Emerson had a college fund before she was born. Why? Because we want her to go to college and not have to worry about loans after graduation. Neither Nick or I had college loans and we don't want Emerson to either! Don't have children? See other ways to spend your refund.

4. Deposit Money to your Savings
You want to have a 'rainy' day fund. How do you think we paid for Emerson's time in the NICU last year?! Saving today for tomorrow.

There you have it four ways I think you should spend your refund! Yeah new clothes are fun, but I've always believed in paying yourself first and then eat well and travel often!



Monday, April 18, 2016

Fun with The First Years Disney Bath Toys

In our house Emerson is straight up excited for life. I've never seen a child run to the bathroom the moment she hears the water running, like she does, even if it's not bathtime. Yes, the kid loves water THAT much. I can't wait for summer!

Recently, The First Years introduced a Disney bath line and asked if Emerson was interested in testing out some of the toys. She told me yes -- so before we knew it a box full of goodies arrived.


Emerson loves lining up her toys along the bathtub edge. I guess it's easier to play with them?!

A special thanks to Dreamwave for supplying the Minnie Mouse swimsuit. The swimsuit can be found at Bealls, Amazon and Stage Stores. 


Mom's favorite part of the package was the The First Years Disney Baby Bath Scoop and Storage - Minnie Mouse [c/o]! Yup, all you have to do is scoop up the toys and hook it to the wall. No need to worry about the water because it will drain out.

Bath Squirt Toys - 3 Pack: Nemo [c/o] | Little Mermaid [c/o]

All in all, bath time is fun with this little girl and The First Years Disney bath toys!

The First Years Disney bath toys and accessories are available at Babies R Us!

Not pictured, but received: Disney Baby Helping Hands Bath Accessory - Mickey Mouse and Finding Nemo Drain Cover 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

BBQ Approved Healthy Potato Salad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MadeWithTheMasters #HeinzBBQ #CollectiveBias

BBQ Approved Healthy Potato Salad

SUMMER is just around the corner!

With summer comes beach days, hiking, BBQs, etc! Basically summer is all about fun and food. Ok, maybe it's just about food for me, but I LOVE food... yes this fitness junkie loves to eat. Just in case you were wondering. [p.s. follow me on snapchat at tiarawasner for more adventure, food and life snaps]. I've always loved putting a healthy twist on some of my favorites and today I'm making a 'healthyish' american BBQ classic, potato salad! What?! Yup, I'm getting crazy over here.

Summer BBQ Menu [ideas]

- BBQ Chicken using Heinz Memphis Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce crafted by Regional Pitmaster of Memphis - Dan Brown, Leonard’s PIT Barbecue
- Fruit Salad
- Potato Salad
- Spinach Salad [because you always need greens]
- Sweet Corn
- Homemade Ice Cream or Popsicles! [a must]

Blogger Notes: If it's a rainy day or you're just looking for something different try making pulled pork using your crockpot and Heinz Memphis Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce or Heinz BBQ Classic Sweet & Thick!

Ok, ok... now that I've shared what my BBQ spreads typically look like let's chat specifically about BBQ chicken and potato salad.

BBQ Approved Healthy Potato Salad

How to BBQ Chicken

Ingredients
3-4 lbs bone in chicken thighs and legs
1-2 cups Heinz Memphis Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce [Heinz BBQ is 100% Natural. Which, is a point of difference vs. other BBQ Sauce competitors.]
Salt and Pepper

Directions
Preheat grill.

When using BBQ sauce like Heinz Memphis Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce I personally prefer to use skin on chicken.

Next, salt and pepper the chicken liberally, and massage the oil and seasoning over the entire surface of every piece.

Set the chicken on the grill in the “indirect heat” area. [aka, On the grates that don’t have a full flame underneath.]

Grill for 15 minutes per side. Pro tip: set a timer so you don’t lose track!

Next, brush bbq sauce over the entire surface of the chicken and grill an additional 5 minutes per side. You'll want the bbq sauce to create a bark on the exterior of the chicken.

Remove the chicken from the grill and let it set for another 5 minutes before serving.

Enjoy, and don't forget to check out other Heinz BBQ Sauce recipes HERE!

BBQ Approved Healthy Potato Salad


'Healthy' Red Potato Salad
Serves 6

Ingredients 
2 1/2 lbs red potatoes, skin-on, diced
1 cup plain greek yogurt [If you don't like the taste use mayo with olive oil]
4 green onions, sliced
3 1/2 tbsp brown whole grain mustard
Salt and pepper, to taste
Handful of dill, chopped

Directions
Add chopped potatoes and water [enough to cover potatoes] in a stockpot. Simmer on medium for roughly 20 minutes [try NOT to boil], until potatoes are fork-tender [cook longer if you like a softer potato salad]. Drain and cool for about 10 minutes. Pro tip: Cool quickly by spreading potatoes out on a baking sheet. 

In a large bowl, combine greek yogurt, green onions, mustard, salt, pepper, and dill. Add potatoes to the mixture and toss until well-coated. Chill until ready to serve.

Optional: Spice up with hard boiled eggs, bacon or blue cheese.



What's you favorite BBQ side?

BBQ Approved Healthy Potato Salad

Thursday, April 7, 2016

5 Things I Can't Live Without


TGIF!

Spring is a time for cleaning, sorting, etc. and my house is in need of a major overhaul. At least that's how I've been feeling. Sometimes I think sell EVERYTHING! HA. Seriously though -- I'm starting to believe less is more. However, there are a number of things I would never get rid of or skimp on when replacing.

ONE | Great Pillow
The key to a good night sleep is a comfortable/quality mattress, cozy down comforter and great pillow! I personally love the Hotel Collection Luxe Down-Alternative Density Pillows from Macy's.


TWO | Sports Bra
Since I workout out a lot I need a sports bra that works for crossfit, spin, hiking, etc. Oh and it needs to hold up over time. Currently I'm loving this, this and this.


THREE | A Good Moisturizer
Ladies we need to take care of our skin and it starts with a good skin care regimen. I've always loved Origins and recently started using the Ginseng Energy-Boosting Moisturizer [$27.50]. I actually bought the Origins Let Us Glow Value Set [$67] and love the whole Ginseng line! 
FOUR | Frying Pan
Our frying pans are used daily! We actually own two 10" [$40] and one 12" frying pan. Between eggs and veggies they are the most used pans in the set!
FIVE | Vitamix
Best money EVER spent. Like the frying pan our Vitamix [$480] is used daily. You'll never buy another blender again! 
What can't you live without?

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Fitness Steals and Deals


Hello there! It might only be Wednesday, but it doesn't mean you can't take advantage of a few good deals. If you're like me then you can never have too many black capris or fun tanks! I really need to beef up my sports bra and shorts game.

Lately, I've been busy busting my butt in the gym and have seen some serious gains! However as soon as I wasn't as strict with my diet the struggle bus came. So it's time to start focusing on food again. Summer is right around the corner and well this mom plans on rocking a smoking hot mom bod. No excuses!

With further adieu here are a few fitness finds...

UA ColdGear® Infrared Dobson Soft-shell [$68-$94]
GAP Medium impact strappy sports bra [$30] 
Lucy Sweat It Out Tank [$34.99]
Zella 'Live In' Slim Fit Leggings [$34.80]
For my Crossfit loving readers, Reebok Women's Lifter 2.0 Weight-Lifting Shoe - $70! [MSRP: $150] 


Have you found some good fitness deals lately. Let me know.

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Berry French Toast Casserole + A Giveaway!

I received various BFree Foods to review, however, all opinions are 100% my own. This giveaway is sponsored by BFree Foods.


My favorite meal of the day has to be breakfast [aka, brunch]! I'm a smoothie loving, eggs and avocado gal during the week, but once the weekend rolls around I'm all about Paleo Pancakes and French Toast Casserole.

Recently BFree Foods hookup this blogger up with a serious package! I'm talking torialla wraps, rolls, bread and bagels. Guess what?! It's all dairy and gluten free! OK, I hope I didn't scare you away. I typically shy away from products that are "gluten free" because, well, they typically taste like cardboard. Not BeFree!

BeFree will change you're mind about gluten and dairy free products. Pick up a loaf the next time you're at Raley's or find a store near you HERE.


Over the last few weeks I've enjoyed BFree with various meals. For example - avocado toast, bagel with egg, BLT and most recently a french toast casserole! Overall, the products are pretty good. The Brown Seeded Sandwich Loaf is by far my favorite. It has a slightly different texture and is overall a tad dryer, but toasts well and tastes good.


I was curious to see how the rolls would work in a casserole so I headed to the kitchen and made a Berry French Toast Casserole. Overall, I was impressed. The casserole turned out pretty darn good.

What's you favorite indulgent breakfast? Do you make it DF/GF ?


Berry French Toast Casserole [GF/DF]
serves 6-8

Ingredients

7-8 BFree rolls [roughly 8 cups], cut into chunks
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup chopped strawberries
4 eggs [I would even add additional 1-2]
1 3/4 cups almond milk [love Califia Farms]
1/2 cup coconut sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Crumble Topping

1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tbsp MELT [c/o] butter, cut into pieces

Directions 

When ready to bake the casserole, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9 x 13 casserole pan.

Tear bread into chunks, roughly 8 cups total. Spread half of the bread evenly in the bottom of the pan. Add about half of the blueberries and strawberries. Add remaining bread and top with remaining berries.

Whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour evenly over bread, making sure to wet all bread pieces.

If you're not ready to bake right away, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours, or overnight.

For the crumb topping mix together flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add butter and mix into the dry mixture until it all comes together and is crumbly.

Sprinkle crumble topping evenly over casserole. Bake for 30-40 minutes.

Pro tip: Sprinkle a little powdered sugar and serve with syrup. 

Enjoy! 
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Friday, April 1, 2016

5 Family Friendly Sectionals for Every Budget

Friends, I need a new couch -- stat! Don't get me wrong. I love our sectional and have for the last 5 years, but it's 8 years old. Gasp, YES, we bought it used! It was barely used when we bought it -- as in, it sat in a storage unit for most of it's life prior. However, it's been well loved over the years by us, roommates, house guests, roxy dog [even though we don't let her on the couch], etc.

After remodeling the kitchen/living room [post coming soon] it's even more apparent that it's time for a new couch. With that said I'm on the hunt for the perfect functional and affordable sectional.

After an initial search, here are five possible contenders.

sectionals

Amazon Bobkona Poundex Simplistic Collection [$591 on sale] - It's SO cheap it's hard not to consider when you have a dog and toddler!

Ikea KIVIK [$929] - They've come along way. Our dining room chairs are from Ikea and I love that I can throw the covers in the washing machine.

Macy's Rhyder Sectional [$1,799 on sale] - Love the look! Plus, it's half the price of the PB couch I love.

West Elm Henry Sectional [$2,497 - $3,247 on sale] - Between the structure, style and color this is exactly what I'm looking for.

PB Townsend Shape Sectional [$3,495-4,795] - Double heart eyes -- enough said.

Do you have a sectional and love it? Do tell!

Linking up with September Farm