Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Shopping for Pin Pals at Marshall's

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Shopping for Pin Pals at Marshall's

I’m thrilled to partner with Marshalls (one of my fave stores!) for their Pin Pals campaign. Whenever you go to a Marshalls store, it’s a giant surprise. You never know what fabulous bargains and home decor you’ll find. The same can be said for Pinterest-- everytime I log on there it’s a feast for the eyes in terms of pins and ideas. The thrill of the hunt is what makes Pinterest and Marshall’s so much fun.

For the Pin Pals campaign, I’m sending three Pinterest followers a surprise package curated with fun items I personally shopped for at Marshall’s based on what they pinned on Pinterest. Essentially, I’m taking the #MarshallsSurprise to them.

I enjoy shopping for myself (who doesn’t?), but trying to figure out what my Pin Pals would love from Marshalls based on their Pinterest boards/pins was an amazing and gratifying experience. I headed to Marshalls with gift cards in hand to shop. I studied my Pin Pals’ Pinterest boards for a long time in the days leading up to the shopping because I really, really wanted to choose items that they’d love and use.

#MarshallsSurprise

And the fun thing about shopping at a store like Marshalls is the thrill of the hunt...you never know what you’ll find in store for yourself or others.

My three Pin Pals each had a distinct and different style from what I could gather from their Pinterest boards. My first Pin Pal had a style similar to mine, loves canvas word art, but she also had an entire board dedicated to bar carts and entertaining, so I focused on those types of items when shopping. I immediately found some super cute canvases that would look great on the wall, on a bookshelf/console or on a bar cart.

#MarshallsSurprise

This beautifully staged wall in the home decor section provided plenty of items to browse for my Pin Pals. You can really see how these items would look in a home. I wanted one of everything.

#MarshallsSurprise

My second Pin Pal had a penchant for organization, paper arts and crafts, animals, natural elements/materials, and handmade scents/soaps-- all of which Marshalls has plenty of. The arts and crafts selection was amazing with high quality colored pencils, paper products and art supplies.

#MarshallsSurprise

I tend to focus on their amazing home decor selection, but they also offer a wide array of beauty, bath, and fitness products at great prices. I picked up a few beautiful handmade soaps for my Pin Pal to enjoy.

#MarshallsSurprise

My third Pin Pal loves farmhouse decor, so she was easy to shop for thanks to the huge farmhouse decor explosion happening right now.  I kept an eye out for burlap, rustic or weathered wood decor pieces, clocks, plaid and other traditional farmhouse decor elements.

These clocks would be perfect in a farmhouse decor vignette on a mantel or centerpiece.

#MarshallsSurprise

This end cap filled with wood kitchen and decor pieces also provided some good options for my farmhouse Pin Pal.

#MarshallsSurprise

Since fall is here and the holidays are around the corner, I also included a holiday/seasonal decor item for each of my Pin Pals to enjoy right away.

While shopping for my Pin Pals, I couldn’t help but also do a little bit of shopping for me for the new apartment. I didn’t really know what I wanted when I went shopping because I was so focused on my Pin Pals, but inspiration struck when I was at Marshalls.

I love centerpieces, and my dining area at the apartment hasn’t even been used since I moved in nearly a month ago. It was bare and sad.

Dining room facelift for under $50 using gorgeous decor and tableware finds from @Marshalls

While at Marshalls, this mug caught my eye because of the gorgeous ornate pattern and metallic gold finish, and then I noticed they also had the corresponding salad plates.

Dining room facelift for under $50 using gorgeous decor and tableware finds from @Marshalls

So, I picked up some new plates, glassware, table runner and lantern for my table that all together cost less than $50 and gave my space a whole new look and warmth.

Dining room facelift for under $50 using gorgeous decor and tableware finds from @Marshalls

The lantern has a rustic feel as a nod to fall, but also has gold accents to tie into the new dinnerware I bought.

Dining room facelift for under $50 using gorgeous decor and tableware finds from @Marshalls

I LOVE these new plates. Marshalls always has gorgeous tabletop options for all seasons.

Dining room facelift for under $50 using gorgeous decor and tableware finds from @Marshalls

I now look forward to enjoy dinner in my apartment at the table instead of the sofa. Those cut glasses are also Marshalls find, and I’ll enjoy some wine in them soon.

Dining room facelift for under $50 using gorgeous decor and tableware finds from @Marshalls

And finally the runner adds a bit of contrast to all the gold and dresses up the whole table.

Dining room facelift for under $50 using gorgeous decor and tableware finds from @Marshalls

Overall, my shopping experience at Marshalls was so much fun, and I enjoyed selecting items for my Pin Pals. I almost ended up needing two carts -- I was able to get a lot of stylish, high quality items for each Pin Pal since Marshalls has such fab prices and assortment.

Dining room facelift for under $50 using gorgeous decor and tableware finds from @Marshalls

I highly encourage you all to follow the Marshalls Pin Pals Pinterest board, because you never know when you’ll be the next one to enjoy a fantastic Marshalls Surprise. Or you could always head to your nearest Marshalls to see what surprises are in store waiting to go home with you!

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Shopping for Pin Pals at Marshall's

I’m thrilled to partner with Marshalls (one of my fave stores!) for their Pin Pals campaign. Whenever you go to a Marshalls store, it’s a giant surprise. You never know what fabulous bargains and home decor you’ll find. The same can be said for Pinterest-- everytime I log on there it’s a feast for the eyes in terms of pins and ideas. The thrill of the hunt is what makes Pinterest and Marshall’s so much fun.

For the Pin Pals campaign, I’m sending three Pinterest followers a surprise package curated with fun items I personally shopped for at Marshall’s based on what they pinned on Pinterest. Essentially, I’m taking the #MarshallsSurprise to them.

I enjoy shopping for myself (who doesn’t?), but trying to figure out what my Pin Pals would love from Marshalls based on their Pinterest boards/pins was an amazing and gratifying experience. I headed to Marshalls with gift cards in hand to shop. I studied my Pin Pals’ Pinterest boards for a long time in the days leading up to the shopping because I really, really wanted to choose items that they’d love and use.

#MarshallsSurprise

And the fun thing about shopping at a store like Marshalls is the thrill of the hunt...you never know what you’ll find in store for yourself or others.

My three Pin Pals each had a distinct and different style from what I could gather from their Pinterest boards. My first Pin Pal had a style similar to mine, loves canvas word art, but she also had an entire board dedicated to bar carts and entertaining, so I focused on those types of items when shopping. I immediately found some super cute canvases that would look great on the wall, on a bookshelf/console or on a bar cart.

#MarshallsSurprise

This beautifully staged wall in the home decor section provided plenty of items to browse for my Pin Pals. You can really see how these items would look in a home. I wanted one of everything.

#MarshallsSurprise

My second Pin Pal had a penchant for organization, paper arts and crafts, animals, natural elements/materials, and handmade scents/soaps-- all of which Marshalls has plenty of. The arts and crafts selection was amazing with high quality colored pencils, paper products and art supplies.

#MarshallsSurprise

I tend to focus on their amazing home decor selection, but they also offer a wide array of beauty, bath, and fitness products at great prices. I picked up a few beautiful handmade soaps for my Pin Pal to enjoy.

#MarshallsSurprise

My third Pin Pal loves farmhouse decor, so she was easy to shop for thanks to the huge farmhouse decor explosion happening right now.  I kept an eye out for burlap, rustic or weathered wood decor pieces, clocks, plaid and other traditional farmhouse decor elements.

These clocks would be perfect in a farmhouse decor vignette on a mantel or centerpiece.

#MarshallsSurprise

This end cap filled with wood kitchen and decor pieces also provided some good options for my farmhouse Pin Pal.

#MarshallsSurprise

Since fall is here and the holidays are around the corner, I also included a holiday/seasonal decor item for each of my Pin Pals to enjoy right away.

While shopping for my Pin Pals, I couldn’t help but also do a little bit of shopping for me for the new apartment. I didn’t really know what I wanted when I went shopping because I was so focused on my Pin Pals, but inspiration struck when I was at Marshalls.

I love centerpieces, and my dining area at the apartment hasn’t even been used since I moved in nearly a month ago. It was bare and sad.

Dining room facelift for under $50 using gorgeous decor and tableware finds from @Marshalls

While at Marshalls, this mug caught my eye because of the gorgeous ornate pattern and metallic gold finish, and then I noticed they also had the corresponding salad plates.

Dining room facelift for under $50 using gorgeous decor and tableware finds from @Marshalls

So, I picked up some new plates, glassware, table runner and lantern for my table that all together cost less than $50 and gave my space a whole new look and warmth.

Dining room facelift for under $50 using gorgeous decor and tableware finds from @Marshalls

The lantern has a rustic feel as a nod to fall, but also has gold accents to tie into the new dinnerware I bought.

Dining room facelift for under $50 using gorgeous decor and tableware finds from @Marshalls

I LOVE these new plates. Marshalls always has gorgeous tabletop options for all seasons.

Dining room facelift for under $50 using gorgeous decor and tableware finds from @Marshalls

I now look forward to enjoy dinner in my apartment at the table instead of the sofa. Those cut glasses are also Marshalls find, and I’ll enjoy some wine in them soon.

Dining room facelift for under $50 using gorgeous decor and tableware finds from @Marshalls

And finally the runner adds a bit of contrast to all the gold and dresses up the whole table.

Dining room facelift for under $50 using gorgeous decor and tableware finds from @Marshalls

Overall, my shopping experience at Marshalls was so much fun, and I enjoyed selecting items for my Pin Pals. I almost ended up needing two carts -- I was able to get a lot of stylish, high quality items for each Pin Pal since Marshalls has such fab prices and assortment.

Dining room facelift for under $50 using gorgeous decor and tableware finds from @Marshalls

I highly encourage you all to follow the Marshalls Pin Pals Pinterest board, because you never know when you’ll be the next one to enjoy a fantastic Marshalls Surprise. Or you could always head to your nearest Marshalls to see what surprises are in store waiting to go home with you!

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