National Cheese Fondue Day with Emmi Roth Giveaway

National Cheese Fondue Day with Emmi Roth

Did you know that April 11 is National Cheese Fondue Day? It’s okay, I didn’t really either, until now! Emmi Roth USA wants to help us celebrate by providing some of their cheese fondue as a giveaway! I received some for myself to share my thoughts. All opinions are my own. Cheese Fondue from Emmi Roth Fondue is not an outdated activity – and I have been seeing more and more people use it at … [Read more...]

Cloth Diapering While Traveling Giveaway

Cloth Diapering While Traveling

As we prepared to travel across the world to adopt our son, we had to plan to stay in another country for up to six weeks. I decided rather than packing six weeks of diapers for the little guy, I would try cloth diapering. I was excited to receive diaper covers and inserts from Buttons Diapers to help me with my cloth diapering adventure. Cloth Diapering Cloth diapering can be really … [Read more...]

Clean Naturally with Mrs. Meyer’s

Clean Naturally with Mrs. Meyer's

As we settle in with a new baby at home, I am looking for safer products to clean naturally. Mrs. Meyers has a variety of products that are made from essential oils and are still strong enough for the daily mess in your home. I am a part of Smiley360 and was provided with product in order to facilitate this review. Clean Naturally with Mrs. Meyer's First, and most importantly Mrs. Meyers is a … [Read more...]

Easy Meals with Meals In a Mug Recipe Book

Easy Meals with Meals In a Mug Recipe Book

Despite my many cookbook reviews, the meals I REALLY like are EASY to make meals. Some people enjoy their time in the kitchen; I really like a quick and easy process to make a meal. Enter the new cookbook from Camilla Saulsbury and Robert Rose publishing, 250 Best Meals in a Mug – easy, quick meals in a mug cooked in your microwave! 250 Best Meals in a Mug My husband works a weird schedule, … [Read more...]

Painting Made Easy with PaintStick Mini

Painting Made Easy with PaintStick Mini

As we finish up some last minute projects before a big trip we are taking – one of the rooms in our home needed some attention. It was not the floor, not the walls, and not the furniture…it was the ceiling. HomeRight helps DIYers take on DIY projects quickly and easily with tons of innovative products. I was happy to receive for review the PaintStick Mini – it helped us a ton as we repainted the … [Read more...]

DaVinci Beads from Coppin’s Gifts

DaVinci Beads from Coppin's Gifts

Charm bead bracelets have quickly grown in popularity. It is fun to find charms that fit the various parts of your life, family members, and hobbies. I partnered with Coppin’s Gifts and received a beautiful DaVinci Bead bracelet in exchange for my review. DaVinci Beads With DaVinci beads I was able to put together a bracelet that suited my style and had meaning to me. I chose three birthstone … [Read more...]

Vanilla Gift Cards Make a Perfect Gift for Anyone

Vanilla Gift Cards Make a Perfect Gift for Anyone

As I head into a season of birthdays in our family, I am often struggling to find something that fits everyone’s personal style or gift list. I was excited to learn about Vanilla Gift Cards, a new way to gift money to friends and family. I received Vanilla Gift MasterCard, a gift card that can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted in exchange for my review. Vanilla Gift Cards Make a Perfect … [Read more...]

DIY Furniture Makeover with New Hardware

d lawless hardware

Never happy with how things are on their own, I decided to customize my Ikea Expedit shelving to create something a little more my style. Thanks to D. Lawless hardware I was able to get the custom look I was after. I received cup pulls and invisible spring hinges for review to help me complete the look. DIY Furniture Makeover with D. Lawless Hardware One of the biggest changes you can make to an … [Read more...]

Clean Up Quickly with OxiClean

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Over the holidays, OxiClean helped me celebrate with a delicious meal for my husband and I, and I was thankful to have their products to help me with the clean up! In exchange for my review, they provided a meal from Plated and their products to help clean up. OxiClean Takes Care of the Mess When OxiClean sent me their products for review, they also helped me order meals from an online delivery … [Read more...]

Control Lighting with Programmable Remote for Outlets

remote for lights

For 2014, I decided to start a couple new projects. One of which was rearranging our whole living room. Since day one, the lack of lighting in our living room has been an issue. I was so excited to find this remote control power switch outlet from Etekcity and receive one for review in order to fix our lighting situation. Control Lighting with Programmable Remote for Electric Outlets We have no … [Read more...]

KidKraft Toy Box to Grow With Your Child

KidKraft Toy Box to Grow With Your Child

I am SO excited to announce… we have received a referral and we are to be adopting a little boy soon! All of this talking about our adoption – and we finally have a face, name and little dude to be planning for. On the day after we received the news, we received this toy box in the mail. In exchange for a review, KidKraft sent me this toy box, little did they know it would be the first “gift” to … [Read more...]

Red Baron Pizza for the Big Game

Red Baron Pizza for the Big Game

The “big game” is this weekend. Parties and food will be plentiful. If you haven’t already figured out your menu, make sure to check out Red Baron Pizza. I received Red Baron product coupons in exchange for my review, and made sure to stock up my freezer in time for the football game this weekend. Red Baron Pizza Growing up, Sunday night was always frozen pizza night. After quite a few years of … [Read more...]

Baby Milestones with Babies’R’Us and P&G Giveaway

Baby Milestones with Babies'R'Us and P&G

The Olympic Games are coming soon! Often times outrunning your children can be a medal worthy event in itself. Right now, P&G and Babies’R’Us are teaming up to celebrate baby milestones with Noelle Pickus Pace, U.S. Olympic Skeleton Athlete. I received a fun #MilestoneMoments prize pack from P&G and Babies’R’Us in exchange for my post, all opinions are my own. I am also excited to have a … [Read more...]

Wood Watch from Jord Giveaway

Wood Watch from Jord

A few weeks ago I told you about my husband and me celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary. Wood actually happens to be the traditional anniversary gift for the fifth anniversary. We found a great gift idea to fit this qualification, a wood watch. I was so excited to partner with Woodwatches.com, and received a wood watch for review. Wood Watch from Jord First of all, Jord is a Swedish wood … [Read more...]

Baby Approved Pacifiers from Tommee Tippee

Baby Approved Pacifiers from Tommee Tippee

The new pacifiers from Tommee Tippee promise to help take the drama out of your baby’s life (and more importantly yours). While I hope there isn’t too much drama in your little one’s life – pacifiers can be quite the miracle tool when trying to keep your baby calm and content. I received a variety of pacifiers from Tommee Tippee for review, and I cannot wait to try them out with our little … [Read more...]

Affordable Eyewear from Eyefly

Affordable Eyewear from Eyefly

My husband needed some new prescription sunglasses, so I was really excited to partner with Eyefly for a review of their affordable eyewear.  All opinions are our own. Affordable Eyewear from EyeFly Eyefly has awesome options for new frames on their website. All of the glasses are very trendy, and most come in a variety of color options. We really liked the virtual try on, which allowed my … [Read more...]

Milton’s Gourmet Crackers Giveaway

Milton’s Gourmet Crackers

Chances to entertain have been plentiful in the last couple of weeks. My husband and I have traveled to see family, had family here, and just about any other mixture of friends and family you can think of. An easy way to dress up your entertaining is with Milton’s gourmet crackers. I received a pack of their entire gourmet line in exchange for my review. Milton’s Gourmet Crackers The gourmet … [Read more...]

Make Reading Fun with New Books

Make Reading Fun with New Books

I love new books. Reading adult books, I am not likely to read and re-read favorite books. However, I know with kids on the way, we are guaranteed to hear the same stories over and over again. I am so thankful for new and creative stories from Scholastic so I do not have to listen to the same stories told over and over again quite as often. I received a selection of books from Scholastic’s Holiday … [Read more...]

Quick Touch-Ups with Windex Giveaway

Quick Touch-Ups with Windex

Are you ready for all of the holiday entertaining you have coming up? If you aren’t lucky enough to have convinced someone else to host the holiday events at their house – there is plenty of cleaning to be done. At our house, Windex Touch-Up Cleaner really helped us out! I received Windex Touch-Up Cleaner and a gift pack packed with things to help me entertain friends and family this holiday for … [Read more...]

Educational Fun with PLAY-DOH Giveaway

Educational Fun with PLAY-DOH

Even as an adult, I love PLAY-DOH. Tip: it is fun to play with to relive stress. When I was little, I was a professional at making snow men (it's three different sized ball shaped pieces stacked on top of each other, not too hard, you could try it out for yourself). Recently, Silver Dolphin Books took PLAY-DOH to a whole new level with educational books. After receiving a variety of their books … [Read more...]

Cold Relief with Ricola Giveaway

Cold Relief with Ricola

Colds, cough, snot – ick! It is getting to be that season again, and I don’t know that I could ever be ready for it. As you stock up your medicine cabinet – make sure to check out the new products from Ricola. They sent me some for review so I can make sure I am ready when the sick season comes to our house! Natural Cold Relief with Ricola Chruterchraft is Swiss for Ricola’s secret blend of 10 … [Read more...]

Soft and Strong with Quilted Northern

Soft and Strong with Quilted Northern

One thing I would want to be ultra-soft and strong is toilet paper (sorry people, this is an awkward one). Quilted Northern sent me a package of their Quilted Northern Ultra Soft and Strong as well as spa items to make my life extra soft in exchange for my sharing their new product with you. Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong While it is awkward to talk about, I have found many people DO … [Read more...]

TUMS relieve heartburn FAST

TUMS relieve heartburn FAST

With so many holiday events right around the corner, it is guaranteed that you will eat something you probably shouldn’t. Suffering from heartburn is nothing you want to deal with – having TUMS antacids on hand can help relieve heartburn fast so you can get back to the party! I received TUMS product samples in exchange for my review. TUMS relieve heartburn FAST! TUMS aren’t just the miniature … [Read more...]

Custom Insole Orthotics from PROFOOT

Custom Insole Orthotics from PROFOOT

According to a new study, 83% of consumers experience foot pain during the holiday season. With all the shopping, errands, baking, and just plain being on the move - foot pain can slow you down. Lately I have been feeling the pain of not wearing shoes with proper support. I was happy to receive for review the PROFOOT Custom Insole Self-Molding Orthotics along with other products from … [Read more...]

Recipe Ideas from European Cookies Cookbook

Recipe Ideas from European Cookies Cookbook

Christmas is coming quickly, are you ready yet? One of the traditions I enjoy about Christmas is having a variety of cookies and treats in the kitchen. Since we have our own home now, I have realized it is ME that is going to have to fill the kitchen with cookies and treats. As I hunt to find family favorites, I was excited to review a copy of a new cook book full of cookies, European Cookies for … [Read more...]

Cute Animal Photo Book Celebrating Family

Cute Animal Photo Book Celebrating Family

I am not usually one to fall for a cute animal pictures, with all the cooing about the cuteness I usually roll my eyes. However, when I was contacted to review a photo book about inter-species animal families, I couldn't pass it up. One Big Happy Family is a heartwarming book full of stories about amazing animals who have reached out to save the lives of baby animals from other species. Cute … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Gift – Succulent Terrarium

DIY Christmas Gift - Succulent Terrarium

I am a huge fan of Pinterest, but instead of just pinning things, I try to make the things I see! I had seen some small succulent terrariums on Pinterest, and decided that might just be something I could handle. Thanks to The Succulent Source, I was outfitted with a variety of succulents for some DIY Christmas gifts. DIY Christmas Gift - Succulent Terrarium I write about my DIY home renovation … [Read more...]

Natural Italian Dinner from the Freezer

parmesan crusted stuffed chicken breasts

It is not often that I am able to make something homemade for dinner. I usually just don’t make the time for it, but with weird work schedules, it is hard to find the time to sit down and make a homemade meal worth the work. I was recently contacted to sample and share with you Michael Angelo’s frozen meals. They are helping make dinner much easier! I received free product coupons in exchange for … [Read more...]

Wood Watches from Mica

Wood Watches from Mica

My husband and I just celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. Did you know that the traditional gift for the fifth anniversary is wood? Yes, wood. Really, it is kind of weird if you ask me. However, I found these amazing wood watches from Mica, and I was really excited to work with them on a review of a watch for my husband. Wood Watches from Mica Watches are a rather traditional gift, … [Read more...]

Sweet Baby Swing from Comfort and Harmony

Baby Swing

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Comfort & Harmony. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. I know some people find it intimidating to walk into a baby gear store and figure out what works for you, but I have LOVED the process. It is so fun to try it all out, figure out what works and what doesn’t. … [Read more...]

Personalized Children’s Book Giveaway

Personalized Children's Book

Thanksgiving is almost here, and right after that starts the mad dash to Christmas. I am already working on narrowing down the shopping list, and I feel like I have made some great finds! For my littlest niece, I was so excited to partner with I See Me, Inc. to make a My Very Own Fairy Tale book that features her name in the story. I See Me - My Very Own Personalized Children's Book Growing up, … [Read more...]

Easily Organized with Stick-It Frame

Easily Organized with Stick-It Frame

When you keep something organized, it always FEELS better. However, it is not always easy to keep up with the organization, or at least for me it isn’t. I usually have a mess of jewelry, office supplies, makeup, hair accessories, etc shoved in drawers and cupboards. I was excited to receive a Stick It, a magnetic accessory gallery for review from Just Solutions, and it makes organizing my small … [Read more...]

Safe Toys from Little Pnuts Special Deliveries

Safe Toys from Little Pnuts Special Deliveries

Little Pnuts offers special delivery boxes for children. The boxes feature the best in sustainably made, ecologically friendly, organic and natural made toys. I was so excited to receive one of their Special Delivery boxes in exchange for my review. Little Pnuts Special Delivery Boxes The creator of Little Pnuts boxes came up with the idea a couple years ago when she was struggling to find safe … [Read more...]

Educational Gifts from Lakeshore Learning

Educational Gifts from Lakeshore Learning

The holidays are coming and I am already working on my gift list. For kids, I usually try to find something that is not just taking up space in their room, but educational or encourages their creativity. Lakeshore Learning has a variety of great gift options that do both of those things – and make learning fun for the little ones on your list. I received a really cute Farmer’s Market set in … [Read more...]

Get Your Luggage Organized with Pack-It Accessories

Get Your Luggage Organized with Pack-It Accessories

I am packing for a very large trip and it has become somewhat overwhelming. As the piles start to stack up, I realized I would need a way to organize it all. I found Eagle Creek and was excited to receive some of their product in exchange for a review. Get Your Luggage Organized with Pack-It Accessories I usually do not mind packing. However, that is because I usually go somewhere that I can buy … [Read more...]

Sustainable Bamboo Clothing from Yala Designs

Sustainable Bamboo Clothing from Yala Designs

So many people talk about “going green” especially as it comes to making decisions about saving money on bills and conserving electricity. Have you thought about what it might mean to go green with your clothing? I was happy to work with Yala Designs to share with you some of their great product offerings made with sustainable products, and received product in exchange for my honest review. Yala … [Read more...]

Wantable Subscription Boxes for Beauty and Accessories

Wantable Subscription Boxes for Beauty and Accessories

Subscription boxes are very popular right now – you can find anything from organic food to baby items. I was super excited when I was able to partner with Wantable to receive my very own accessories box for review. They deliver great new accessories to your door every month for just $36 and you can skip a month or cancel at any time. How cool is that? Wantable Subscription Boxes Wantable offers … [Read more...]

Bracelets Giving Back with Sashka Co

Bracelets Giving Back with Shaska Co

I am a huge fan of brands that give back to those in need. I am an even bigger fan when they have cute stuff that helps promote their giving back. Sashka Co is one of those companies. They have bracelets that are not just cute – but give in support of Water.org. I received a bracelet from Sashka Co in exchange for my review. Sashka Co – Bracelets Giving Back Did you know that 780 million people … [Read more...]

Amazing Nail Art with OMGNailStrips

Amazing Nail Art with OMGNailStrips

Whenever I scroll through Pinterest and see all the creative nail art – I get a little jealous of all the time people have. My nails are often the color nude, as in, "never get painted" nude. I recently received some nail strips from OMGNailStrips for review – and they have made it much easier to get the cute nails that are oh so Pinterest worthy. OMGNailStrips – Nail Art Strips I am not sure … [Read more...]

Give with Purpose this Holiday Season

Give with Purpose this Holiday Season

Are you looking for something more meaningful as you begin shopping for all the people on your gift list this Christmas? World Vision has released its gift catalog this year, and it is full of great gifts wherein a portion of the purchase goes towards specific needs in the countries that World Vision serves. I received an item from the gift catalog in exchange for my honest review. Give with … [Read more...]

CLR Makes House Cleaning Easier

CLR Solves Tough Cleaning Problems

I am not a huge fan of cleaning. Don’t get me wrong, I like having a clean house; I just don’t like the process of getting there. CLR is famous for their title product (CLR – Calcium Lime and Rust), but they have a bunch of other offerings. I received a variety of their products to try out, and I am excited to share with you some of the results. CLR Solves Tough Cleaning Problems Before this, … [Read more...]

Scents and Memories from Glade

Scent and Meaningful Moments from Glade

According to a survey recently conducted by Glade, 4 out of 5 of Americans are consciously aware of how scent can inspire a mood – yet nearly 50% of people would give up their sense of smell if they had to lose a sense. I realize why it seems like an easy sense to give up, but the happiness of a good memory that comes from a particular scent is something I always enjoy. Glade has a great line of … [Read more...]

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