Riviera Palm Springs

Last weekend, I shared one of the hotels I stayed at during a Mom Springs getaway in Palm Springs. Ace Hotel, was the UrbanOutfitters BOHO desert dreamland for travel goers. In this post, I want to share the second hotel I stayed at in Palm Springs. Summer vacation is right at our finger tips, so get ready to get inspired to book your next trip to the Riviera Palm Springs.

Riviera Palm Springs

1600 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

The Riviera Palm Springs gives off that chic glam Hollywood style vibe. From polished finishes, leather sofas in the hallways, to plenty of Vegas red, transparent details on the ceiling. This hotel screams a Modern Palm Springs at its finest.

At the pool area grab a lounge chair, first come first serve, unless you reserve a cabana. Enjoy poolside, ice cream, cocktails, and a good summer read lounging by the pool. Hotel staff is ready at your service. Ice cream on me!!!

All throughout the hotel, the ornate mod details from lit up walls glowing with warm hues, to the carpet patterns, all scream, “We love patterns, colors, and fun!” The Riviera, won’t ever let you forget how well they decorate around their site. Hot colors, against white is a continuous theme.

Overall, the Riviera Palm Springs is a great resort! Dog friendly. DJs. Beautiful decor. Oh! And fire pits! Comfy cabanas,  spacious rooms, and plenty of free space to relax privately in the common areas. They havean incredibly accommodating staff, that make you feel welcomed. Grab a double Pina Colada at the poolside bar and float to your hearts content.

So have I convinced you yet to book your next stay at the Riviera?! If not, overall, Palm Springs?!?!?!  If you haven’t just yet planned your summer, Palm Springs may be a city to check out this summer!!

New to my blog? What’s up with my obsession with Palm Springs with my late posts? Click on the links below to catch up on some PS Travel!!!! More traveling posts on my Family Adventures Page!!

Previous Blog | REVIEW on my stay at the Ace Hotel And Swim Club

Mom Springs in Palm Springs

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DIY Easter Eggs

Easter is among us, as from mid-February to April, mom’s shop at Target, and grab any cutesy, dollar-friendly, Easter item they can find. This year, I am proud to say I didn’t fall into the Target trap (as I only purchased 2 things this entire Easter season at Targte! This Easter, I ended up DIYing the most adorable Easter eggs using craft eggs from Walmart!!!!

Walmart has been a favorite place for me to shop at lately. Although, I can save the 5% using my Target RedCard, and also use Target Cartwheel, I’ve found many of my go-to’s currently at Walmart, and also without walking out purchasing things out of impulse.

We can all agree that Walmart isn’t the fanciest place to shop, as the crowds can attract all sorts of people with different backgrounds, shapes and sizes, but if you put that aside, you know you can get a few more things at Walmart for cheaper, and also save a whole-lot more other than falling into that Target trance.

This April, I was able to score some adorable DIY Craft Eggs from Walmart for $2 ($1.98 to be exact!)  The craft egg selection was huge this year! From chalk craft eggs, pastel chalk, to confetti filled Easter eggs. I purchased the plain eggs as I knew I wanted to paint a few to add a touch of my own personal crafty style in my home.

All the supplies I already had, but if you don’t have these art supplies, these are things you’ll be able to purchase all at Walmart in their craft section, for really inexpensive prices too!! ($1-$3each)

What You’ll Need:

  • Easter Craft Eggs
  • Acrylic Craft Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paint Pallet

Directions:

There’s really no hard-fine rules to this craft, because it’s all on your creative style! I just went with a few solid painted eggs, and added some spring flowers. Others, I did stripes, polka-dots, and other jazzy Springtime prints!

Floral Prints:

Above is a closeup on how I painted my eggs with my spring flowers. The top picture shows step-by-step exactly how I create them!

Helpful tip:

It’s all about blending and overlapping colors!!!!!!

Aren’t these eggs the cutest?!?! I seriously was in the zone while making these (along with binge watching the Gilmore Girls on Netflix!) When complete with your crafty eggs, style them in an egg carton filled with Easter egg grass, or paper filling. I had some from the DollarTree, and also purchased my egg carton from Target (The one other Easter item I purchased from Target all month!)

Have you purchased these Craft Eggs from Walmart?! What cool designs did you create?! Comment below or tag me on IG sharing your Egg-stra special Easter Eggs!

Happy Easter everyone!

Low Budget Easter Buys

I’ve been really close-fisted about festive decor lately. As much as I want to walk into my local Hobby Lobby or HomeGoods, I just don’t want to fall into the trap of buying Spring decorative pieces that are over priced. Check out a few purchases I’ve made within the past month, from candies, Easter decor, and other Spring seasonal accessories.

Easter Decor – Spring Signage | Target

Target’s selection is fairly cute in with their Spring & Easter items. I’m guilty of purchasing this super cute Spring wooden sign, which cost me $3. I really held it down this year going to Target, and not purchasing every single Easter item in sight. I seriously deserve an award.

Easter Decor –  Little Accents & Sweet Treats | The99CentOnlyStore

Besides buying everything from Target for Easter basket items, I wanted to check out the 99CentStoreOnly. This place, always surprises me. After checking out my local 99CentStore, I spotted these adorable bunny figurines for how much……$0.99 girl! So I just bought 2. Just two. I had to hold myself back….


A few favorite things I also like purchasing from the 99CentStore are candies and treats. I was able to score some Ghirardelli Chocolate, Mini M&Ms, and also Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Mini Easter egg carton. All great and favorited chocolate brand named candies, the kids are familiar with, at affordable prices!!

After the 99CentStore, my budget saving booty wanted to check out what Walmart had in store for the Easter season. Boy was I blown away!!!!!!

Easter Decor – Festive Garland | WalMart

From decorative Easter eggs, chalk craft eggs, to Welcome signs, and so many other baking, and crafting items at affordable prices, I didn’t know where to begin. I went ahead and purchased the spring carrot garland, which was about $5, but it was something different that Target didn’t have. So of course, I snatched it – and is currently hanging on my fire mantle. I honest to god love this garland.

Paired with my carrot garland, I noticed I was missing some greenery on the top of my mantle, so I checked out Michael’s to see if there was anything I could purchase, that could balance out the carrot charm from Walmart.

Easter Decor – Faux Greenery | Michael’s Craft Store

Michael’s usually has a 40%-50% off their spring florals during this time, so purchasing a $14 faux green foliage garland at $8, is totally justifiable. Purchasing a green garland to accent my Walmart burlap carrot garland, pairs perfectly together, as it brings the spring feeling into my home, sitting right within my family living space.

What have been your favorite spots to shop for the Easter holiday? Any places worth checking out, that won’t break my wallet?!?!

Spring with Green

Pantone has released their new Spring Color of The Year, and has declared it as “Greenery.” A color that is natures neutral and sprinkled around everywhere within Mother Nature herself. As greenery can be a bold beautiful color, (check out Pinterest, and other Pantone inspiration HERE.) I can understand how it can be a little intimidating to style with in your home. For most of us, you can interpret the Pantone color of the year to be the light fresh yellow green you see within lemon trees, but as for I, I can interpret it another way….

Before I even knew about the Pantone color of the year, I already a color scheme already selected for my living space to represent the spring season. Below, I had my obligatory Target ‘Bloom,’ garland, styled on my Craigslist purchased IKEA hutch, with birch wood logs, and my birds/bird cage sitting high above.

To me, this represents the spring season perfectly within my home. With small touches, a festive garland, and Ross/Michael’s Craft store items, I was able to create a small vignette of spring, using a bit of green hues.

The shade of greenery can be bold and brave as it reminds me of greens and foliage. I love incorporating the color with small touches of its authentic form….Through fresh foliage and green plants.

Below, is a picture of my current dining room. I love simplicity, with a touch of rustic, and distressed wooden textures. From pastel greens on my wooden buffet table to my distressed wooden end chairs of my farmhouse dining table. I love painting furniture with a little green inspiration. Wooden textures are my favorite, so styling with something as fresh as wild florals and a green house plant, gives off the fresh feel vibes of greenery to the room.

The greens from the fresh foliage automatically gives the mood of spring don’t you think?!

If you want to know more about my decorating ideas, especially budget friendly furniture, check out my Decorating Page of my blog!

I swoon over textiles, furniture, and organization! My house is always changing. Just like how I like updating my mugs! I go through obsessions of styles, patterns, current trends, and always shop with a frugal budget. I’m constantly adding new things to my shelf, re-arranging, and also styling with decorative boxes, baskets, and throw blankets. Who doesn’t enjoy a good throw blanket?! This is the area of my blog, where you could see all the corners of my home, from buffet table styling, to coffee table reads!

have you incorporated the Pantone color of the year within your home?! Or at least tried — like I did?

Life Lessons with Little League

Spring is basically here, and our children have moved from winter sports to spring sports. What usually is within the months of end of February to early June, these sports usually consist of soccer, basketball, and the ever post popular spring time sport, baseball.

I’ve been in the little league world for 4 years with my oldest son. 1 year, I was even brave enough to have both boys enrolled in little league at once! What is probably typical for some families with multiple children in little league, it was definitely a shuffle for us as a family to oblige to the boys baseball schedules.

For new parents introducing their child’s first sport, I highly, highly recommend little league for your child. As your child starts at the age of 5 (sometimes even 3-4!) tee-ball is introduced, with the fundamentals of baseball. The basics. There are great life lessons learned through tee-ball as well! Whether or not your son sticks with sports all the through childhood, even just a few years can teach him a lot.

  • Paying Attention
  • Practice/Persistence
  • Showing Up
  • Luck
  • Successful = Having Copycats
  • Just Do IT!
  • Scorekeeping?
  • Rainy Days

Last year, we had moved to a new city, which meant my oldest son started at a new little league. We’ve moved around from different little leagues before, but our previous league was by far our favorite. (Shout out to Fremont American Little League!!!)

If you’re excited out this little league season, having it be your child’s first time, here’s what your little slugger will gain.

  1. Paying Attention
    During tee-ball, the kids are basically playing in the dirt, or catching butterflies in the outfield. It happens more often then not. T-ball practice and games isn’t a place to play in the dirt or catch butterflies.. It’s inevitable that the hardest hit balls will find the kids who aren’t paying attention. They’ll either miss their chance to catch a ball, or they’ll get drilled. If you don’t pay attention in life, you’ll miss some great opportunities.
  2. Practice/Persistence
    Most kids aren’t natural talents when it comes to t-ball. Some can swing and miss 10 or more times before they hit the ball. And catching isn’t exactly easy either. But when they eventually hit one, it’s awesome. The look of pride and joy on their faces is priceless. That’s when they realize that if they stick to something and work at it, they can accomplish their goal. Definitely a valuable life lesson.
  3. Showing Up
    Even though my boys love t-ball, there have been a few times when one of them didn’t want to go to his game, or parents made prior engagements on weekend game days (I am guilty to this.) But once you bring your son to his game, he’ll most likely have a great time and is glad he went. This is true in many aspects of life. Whether it’s school, work or just going to the gym to work out. Getting yourself to show up is often the most difficult part.
  4. Luck
    When your son hits that ball at first swing, and runs his little tail off to first base and is safe, its an amazing feeling! Or when he’ll stick his glove out and turn his head away as a fly comes down from the sky directly toward him…and lands right in his glove. Luck isn’t something that should be relied upon. But when it happens, it’s a pretty cool feeling.
  5. Successful = Having Copycats
    One kid will hit a home run and a bunch of his teammates will want to use his bat the rest of the game. To 4 and 5-year olds, the bat is the “secret sauce.” When someone is successful in life, other people want to know how he achieved such success and how they can get there, too!
  6. Just Do IT!
    After all the practices and preparation, the big moment will arrive. At game days a kid will have his first at bat in an official game. He’s put in the work. He knows what to do. The ball is right in front of him, resting on the tee. He just has to swing. In life, you can analyze, study, practice, prepare, think and debate. But when it comes down to it, if you want to accomplish anything, you’ve got to take your shot. Just swing and see what happens.
  7. Scorekeeping?
    In tee-ball no one keeps score at the games. The kids don’t mind. They just want to have fun. There are so many competitive aspects in life. Everything from merging into traffic to answering the question, “What do you do for a living?” can feel like a competition.
  8. Rainy Days
    Sometimes the sky will open up and a pouring rain will ruin all your plans. That’s usually how it goes for spring ball. But it doesn’t have to ruin your day. “Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes, it rains.” 

    So there’s the life lessons of little league!!! If you’re child is returning back to little league, or you’re new to the baseball community with your child, welcome! Have fun! Let the kids play, and plaaaaay baaaaalll!

Fun Espadrilles

Canvas espadrilles have been my go to summery shoe! A great alternative to sandals, where they’re the exact point where comfortable meets cool! The rope-soled slip-ons have returned for another season in the sun! Extended their stay for another season easing away from summer, they will keep me comfortable, casual and cool until the autumn strikes! Until then, I’ll be enjoying my cheerful flats, with every step.

Espadrilles

Check out my current favorite espadrille flat!

Purchased from Target for $19.99! These cool Womens Maeley’s Espadrilles, have been my favorite shoe after my Croc Sexi-Flips which I recently retired!

Whatever style you’re into these espadrille shoes are the perfect everyday flat! Coming in all sorts of designs, and patterns I’ve seen them sold at Nordstrom, JCrew, Old Navy, Kohls and other retailers!! Prices vary from $19.99-$250!!! Ride the waves with a cool beachy wave design, hit the city streets with graffiti girl patterns, or add the touch of bright neon lights! Great varieties and designs are sold everywhere!

Do you have a favorite espadrille slip-on shoe you’re currently crushing over?! Tag me on Instagram @TiffanysTidings! #ihaveathingwithfloors!

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Spring Scents

I’m a huge fan Bath & Body Works. Today I went for a quick visit to pick up some new fresh scents for spring. I’ve been burning up my winter candles, and have been quite tired of pine needles. Crossing fingers that they would be having their 2 for $20 sale on 3 wick candles, I was utterly surprised about thier new line of spring fragrances. Mesmerized with their scents and cute bright vibrant labels, I was caught in a scenting trance of smelling each candle scent.

Their signature 3 wick candles are my kryptonite. I try my best to avoid them, and not spend too much, but I burn through them so quickly, I keep coming back to BBW for more! One time I had an entire stock of them in my cleaning cabinet, ready for use! This time around, I wait until my candles are burnt up, and have reached glass bottom.

Rainforest

After sniffing through each spring candle, I settled for the 3 wick Rainforest Gardenia. I have always loved gardenia, and I’m so glad I picked up this candle, I really love it. It is a true floral scent that really reminds me of Spring and smells amazing when burning. It also makes my house smell like I’m in a rainforest full of exotic flowers! Rainforest Gardenia isn’t any Aloha Waikiki, but it smells clean with just a hint of soapy, and with a little sweet/floral mix in there, too. It’s definitely a warm-weather scent, perfect for Spring!

I paired the candle with an old metal tulip sleeve I purchased a couple years ago. If you’re a BBW fan, I’m sure you have a 3wick sized metal sleeve collection. If not, I high suggest getting some. Totally worth the $7.50. The candle sleeves, are just a nice decorative way disguising your candles label.

After the candles, I made my way towards the anti- bacterial table. Sucking me in, with their 5 for $5 deal, I stocked up on your favorite mini sanitizer squeezers. These pocketbac sanitizers are all over my house, car, and in every single spring bag and basket in my home! Grabbing my favorite sanitizer scents, and a new pocketbac holder, I purchased Beautiful Day, Mad About You, Raspberry Pink Peony, Dancing Waters, and a classic favorite Sweet Pea.

SanitizersGreen Tassel

After gathering my fancy 5 sanitizers, I needed a quick fashion fix, to style up my pocketbacs! I purchased this fun green tassel charm clip with a woven strap. Like all the pocketbac holders, it can attach to your backpack, purse and more so you can keep your favorite sanitizer close at hand! One great tip for these BBWs pocketbacs is utilizing them as great gifts or favors! Add these miniture scent squeezers to a bridal basket, or as a wedding favor! Any girl who loves scented items could not turn down a fun scented gift! Try it next time!

BBW’s collection of sanitizers all carry wonderful hints of soft florals from peonies, wild daisies, to lightly scented sun-kissed apple. The scents also linger for awhile, which is nice. Spreading love, not germs these pocketbacs are truly my favorite products from BBW. What’s your favorite fragrance for spring? It is fresh floral peonies? Gardenia? Lemon? Lavender? Sparkling Limeade? The list of Bath & Body Work scents can go on. Comment below, and share your favorite fragrance!

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