This refresh home post is sponsored by MONI but all opinions are my own. I’m truly excited to share this new product with you as it’s totally changed they way we interact with our home!
The start of a new year always leaves me feeling inspired and ready to take on those projects that I’ll admit I had been procrastinating on. Ever since we moved homes almost 2 years ago, we had lots of plans on remodeling and decorating. And while we did make a bit of progress (finally furnishing the backyard was a huge one as you can see above!), but now I’m excited and ready to take on a few more I’ve had on my list!
Refresh Home – Spring Tablescape
When I did my first holiday tablescape this past winter, I ended up LOVING the whole process and it had the side benefit of preventing random clutter from piling up on our dining table. It made me much more conscious about keeping our home clean and honestly it’s just such a beautiful setting to look at every day! I was a bit sad to see all my Christmas decor put away already, but it actually did feel good to welcome the beginnings of spring with some flowers and bright colors! Let me know if you’d be interested in a breakdown of everything I used to create my tablescape and I’ll be more than happy to dedicate a whole post to it. You’d probably be surprised at just how easy and affordable setting up a tablescape can be! 😊
Refresh Home – Update Your Couch Pillows
Couch pillows are an easy way to bring in that seasonal feel and previously I had picked up some holiday ones with snowflakes, snowmen, and the like. To update for the new season, I picked up a few light pastel-colored pillows as well as one with a bit of greenery to match with the greenery of the tablescape. And for those times when I still want to snuggle under some covers, I added this chunky knit blanket and seriously, it’s like being wrapped in a cloud! Refreshing a home can be as simple as updating a few accessories and I just love how it gives everything a fresh, new feel.
Refresh Home – Smart Home Security with 24/7 Monitoring
The previous owners of our home had a more traditional security system already in place but it required a landline and to have another professional come out to our house to verify installation. Plus it was buggy and would constantly beep unnecessarily. Needless to say, we deactivated it and always said at some point we’d revisit it. Well, this past Christmas, we left the house to visit family out of state and wanted to have a sense of security knowing our home was watched after.
Adrian and I have always been ones who prefer smart technology that allow us both convenience and seamless home integration that we could take care of ourselves. We knew we needed the security provided by 24/7 security monitoring of our home (especially given that Adrian travels for work quite frequently). After researching MONI Smart Security, I knew I had found my answer. MONI offers professional monitoring for a Nest Secure System or other home monitoring hardware.
I love that MONI is up-to-date with the latest smart-home technology (MONI is a partner with Nest and their smart Nest Secure that was provided as part of this post could not have been easier to set up!). Even when we are no where close to our home, if the alarm system is tripped for any reason, MONI has 24/7 monitoring and delivers unmatched speed and personalization. I had run a diagnostic test when I first set my security system up and I received a phone call asking if everything was ok instantly! You cannot beat professional monitoring and the confidence that comes with their award-winning monitoring capabilities that allow them to connect with customers 10 times faster than other companies! I couldn’t be happier that we finally checked this big to-do off our list and feel safe and secure with my little ones at home with me.
Are you refreshing your home with any projects this year?
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Thank you so much to MONI for sponsoring this refresh home post!