Give Mom the Best Mother’s Day Gift that Lasts Forever

While you should treat your mother wonderfully on a daily basis, there are a few days out of the year that she deserves to be honored a little extra. Her birthday, YOUR birthday, Valentine's day, and obviously Mother's Day. This Mother's Day I'd like to show you the best gift you could ever give mom. It's something she'll cherish and it is a gift that lasts forever. This post is sponsored by … [Read more...]

Mothers Day Gifts That Don’t Suck – Free Printable

Mothers Day is fast approaching. You can get her the standard flowers and cards, OR you can get her something a little more unique. Don't panic! Unique doesn't have to mean super involved. My definition of an epic Mothers Day gift is one that screams, "You are SO awesome, mom." This post contains affiliate links to possibly help us spoil our moms a bit more this year. Mothers Day Gifts Don't … [Read more...]

Products That Love You Back hhgregg

Valentine's day is this weekend! Consider giving gifts that will love you back. Flowers and candy are sweet, but gadgets last longer. ;) Sponsored post, all opinions are my own. Choosing a gift can show how much you know your loved one. If you know your partner is into fitness, a Fit-Bit can be a great gift. Dating a music-lover? Consider getting them an awesome new pair of headphones. There's … [Read more...]

DIY Valentine’s Day Coffee Spoons with Printable Tags

My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is all the chocolate. It comes in all forms and it doesn't even matter if I'm single or not. It simply makes everything wonderful. Combining chocolate with my other favorite vice--coffee--is just a set up for greatness. Chocolate dipped spoons are the ultimate way to stir your coffee into a heavenly concoction. I am using affiliate links in this post, but … [Read more...]

Omaha Steaks Grand Grillers Gift

Omaha Steaks is a brand you will find in our freezer throughout most of the year. It's a gift we like to give ourselves. So far, everything we have tried from Omaha Steaks has been top quality. There's no need to go to a pricey steakhouse when you can whip up a complete meal from the comfort of your own home. This post is brought to you by Omaha Steaks. All opinions are my own. Backyard … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Ideas from Best Buy #HintingSeason

We've been talking a lot about Best Buy this holiday season. It only makes sense, really. Gadgets are on the top of everyone's wish list this season, and Best Buy is our go-to store for electronics. The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. There's still time to grab the perfect gift for everyone … [Read more...]

Get Great Gifts for Geeks this Holiday Season

Geek. It used to be a name that mean kids taunted other kids with. Now it's a badge of honor. Geeks are the new cool, and gifts for geeks are the all the rage this year, but if you're not a geek, it can be daunting trying to figure out what to get for the nerdy guy or girl in your life. I was able to find some great gifts for the geeky season, and I'd love to share them with you. Shopular has … [Read more...]

Christmas Gifts for Boys – A Survival Guide

I've been reading a lot of gift guides this holiday season, and while I appreciate that I'll always know what to buy for my niece, I haven't seen very many Christmas guides featuring gifts for boys. I've decided to do my part to make the season bright and make a list of awesome presents for boys, so that we can all get awesome gifts for girls AND for boys. Shopular sponsored this post, and it … [Read more...]

Applebee’s eGift Cards Make the Holidays Bright

The holidays are here, and if you're like me, you've got at least one difficult to shop for person on your Christmas list. You know, that person that seems to either have everything they want or they have such a wide range of interests that pinning your gift down to one awesome thing is next to impossible. Yeah, that person. Never fear, I've got something to make your holiday gifting woes a thing … [Read more...]

Gifts for Guys Who Like to Make a Statement

Gifts for guys - when did they become a standard multiple choice answer? It never fails. Every year, we guys get a minimum of one tie, another pair of pajama pants, and another socket set to add to our collections. Ladies, we love our socket sets, and we love you. But at this point, I couldn't run out of sockets if I tried, and I'm sure other boyfriends and husbands out there have a similarly huge … [Read more...]

Personalized Story Book Gift for Kids

Last year I received a special book gift that was made just for my niece. It was a unique gift that had the letters of her name spelled out in the story. This year I was excited to work with I See Me! a creator of personalized story books to create a book gift for my son. I received this unique gift from internationally award winning publisher Chronicle Books in exchange for my review, all … [Read more...]

Pet Gift Ideas that Help with Puppy Problems

Ah, puppy problems. We have them over here. They aren't so much problems, as just puppy training issues. Thankfully, we have been introduced to many products that can help us along the way. Some of these items were received for review purposes, and some contain affiliate links. In any case, all opinions are our own. Anyone who has adopted a puppy knows that training can be challenging. … [Read more...]

The Walking Dead Super Fan Gift Guide

The Walking Dead is probably one of our favorite shows of all times. I know we are not alone, and you probably have a super fan on your shopping list. Here are some gift suggestions that I think would make a great present for fans of The Walking Dead. This post is sponsored by Shopular and contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Obvious gift choices for a Walking Dead fan would … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things Holiday #FavoriteThings

I was invited to join a fabulous group of bloggers for the My Favorite Things Holiday Giveaway. Of course, I jumped at the chance. This is our way to show our appreciation to our readers by giving away a prize package consisting of our favorite things! Each blogger is self-sponsoring their own prize package. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. My Favorite Things … [Read more...]

5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Men – Manly Gifts

Christmas gift ideas for men can be difficult to think of at times. I know a few men in my life that don't have many hobbies outside of work, so it's hard to think of a creative gift idea for them. Recently we received a few products for review to help give us some ideas. Although some items shown were received for free and/or we are affiliates of the company, all opinions are our … [Read more...]

Expand Your Family Tree with Ancestry DNA

Ancestry is something I got into a few years back thanks to my Grandfather. He enlisted me to find out more about his family tree. I headed straight to since I had already heard good things about them. Fast forward to a few months ago, and I had the opportunity to work with them. I received an Ancestry DNA test at no cost. All opinions are my own. Expand Your Family Tree with … [Read more...]

Gifts for Fitness Fanatic Grads at Best Buy #GreatestGrad

Do you have a fitness fanatic graduate in the family? If so, we have some great gift suggestions for you. The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. It's graduation season and that means parties and gifts. Choosing a gift can be quite simple if you know the graduate's future plans. For us, we have … [Read more...]

Great Gifts for a Memory Maker Dad at Best Buy #GreatestDad

Best Buy has great gifts for every dad out there. The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card. I would consider my father-in-law a memory maker. He is the one you will find behind the camera during family parties. He is the one that will email everyone with photo collages, or even mail copies of videos that he captured from awesome events. Knowing this about him … [Read more...]

Support Local Florists this Mother’s Day

Support Local Florists this Mother's Day I am a brand ambassador for Bloompop and I was compensated for writing this post with my own opinions. Support your local florists when shopping for gifts this Mother's day. Flowers are a popular choice for mom on her day. Bloompop is making it easy to take this opportunity to shop locally. Each participating local florist has a storefront on … [Read more...]

5 Affordable and Practical Mother’s Day Gift Ideas #momsgifts

Mother's Day is fast approaching so I thought I would share some affordable and practical gift ideas. I don't know about you, but for the past several years we tend to give more practical gifts. No one makes money like they used to so the days of frivolous gift-giving are long gone. Some of these products I have received for free and/or I am an affiliate with the company. I assure you that I … [Read more...]

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

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...]

Lepow Moonstone Portable Charger Review

I think all of us have been in that helpless situation where our precious devices are dying and we are without a charger.  It can feel like my own lifeline is being slowly cut.  So, I am beyond thrilled to bring you this review and giveaway for the Lepow Moonstone Portable Charger.  I received this product for free in exchange for my honest feedback.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Lepow … [Read more...]

Teach Kids How To Grow Lunch

I am desperately trying to find new ways to get my kids excited about eating healthier.  They are relatively pretty good eaters, but since I am a future Registered Dietitian (RD) there is always room for improvement!  This spring, I am planning to teach them how to grow their own lunch! It will make veggies more fun and educate them about entire process. How To Grow a Garden Made EASY This … [Read more...]

Join Me at the #TrendTea Twitter Party

Image Credit:  bellatheblog Valentine's Day is just around the corner and there are so many ways that Bigelow Tea can help make it sweeter.  Bigelow has a tea for everyone, including a duet of scrumptious flavors that would make for the perfect gift.  Find out how you can incorporate Bigelow Tea from Target into your Valentine's plans to warm the hearts of your loved ones. Join myself, … [Read more...]

DIY and Save with Free Wrapping Paper

Anything free is obviously great by default.  But, saving money around the holidays is just plain awesome.  Doesn't everyone hate spending money on something that just gets thrown away anyway?  I am happy to bring you this holiday life hack all from my own green/OCD/hoarder/frugal self.  :) Free Wrapping Paper Anyone else receive 14 miles of packing paper due to online shopping?  I think … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Favorite Gifts This Season

Some of the items on this list may seem totally random, but that's just the kind of person I am.  I mean, really, aren't we all? I'm probably way nerdier, but I own it proudly and cannot wait to share this list of cool gifts with you!  Some I have received or reviewed, will be giving, or am still hoping for... Favorite Gifts of the Season The Yoga Trapeze Okay, so I admit, at first sight I … [Read more...]

My Favorite Hot Yoga Apparel from the Onzie

I seriously cannot get enough yoga apparel from The Onzie.  I received the outfit described below to facilitate my review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Favorite Hot Yoga Apparel The Onzie offers my all time favorite hot yoga apparel and I should not limit it by saying it is just that.  I wear my gypsy pants all the time!  The material can actually pass for dressy in a pinch.  When … [Read more...]

Mamma Chia Seed Drink Review

I am happy to bring you this Mamma Chia Seed Drink review and giveaway sponsored by Mamma Chia.  I received product samples to facilitate my review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Mamma Chia Seed Drink and Chia Squeeze Snacks First of all, YUM.  The flavors are fantastic.  I don't even know how to pick a favorite.  When I asked my daughter, she even said, "I don't know, I like them … [Read more...]

Ultraviolet Water Purifier SteriPEN Sidewinder Review

Who doesn't want to be ready for the zombie apocalypse?!  I know I am not taking any chances.  Which is why I am beyond thrilled to have had the chance to review the hand powered Ultraviolet SteriPEN Sidewinder.  I received this item for free in exchange for my honest feedback.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Ultraviolet Water Purification The whole concept of ultraviolet water … [Read more...]

Join Us for the #XmasCountdown Twitter Party

We have an amazing Twitter party two-day event just in time for the holidays.  Join us for the #XmasCountdown fun.  We will be featuring some of the hottest gift ideas, plus giving you a chance to win them!  The generous sponsors are providing the prizes for this event.  No compensation was received for hosting. The first party will consist of info and exciting prizes from the following … [Read more...]

Join Me at the #HappyAllTheWay Twitter Party

Join me at the #HappyAllTheWay Twitter Party! Photo Credit Holiday gift guides can really help with Christmas gift ideas and creative gifts.  The Walgreens holiday gift guide is loaded with suggestions and savings to help make your holidays complete.  Find party snack ideas like, Good & Delish chocolates, nuts, and other gourmet appetizers.  Don't forget the pet gifts!  Shop the Walgreens … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Join me at the #RYOBIGiftGiving Twitter Party

This #RYOBIGiftGiving Twitter party is sponsored by RYOBI.  All opinions are my own. Looking for gift ideas that can help make life easier?  Maybe you have a few hard-to-buy-for people on your list?  Come chat with us to learn why RYOBI Outdoor Products can greatly reduce yard work hassles.  Lighter, cleaner, and easier to use, RYOBI's new lithium 40v cordless yard tools are perfect for … [Read more...]

10 Christmas Gift Ideas to Get a Blogger

This Christmas Gift Ideas to get a blogger post is a Fashionista Event. I was provided a promotional item by to inform you of their crazy insane Black Friday Sales, their top 10 gifts giveaway and our $500 giveaway. If you are looking for a gift idea for a blogger in your life, I have 10 of them for you.  I was going to post about my holiday shopping to-do list, but that would … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Adam’s Surprise Golden Birthday with the GameTruck

While attending BlogHer'13 in Chicago, I was fortunate enough to meet someone representing the GameTruck.  I knew within minutes that this would be the coolest thing EVER for my son's birthday party.  When I mentioned that his golden day was just a couple weeks away, he said, "Well, I'll send a truck to your house, just blog about it."  I almost hit the floor.  While I received this wonderful … [Read more...]

Chuao Chocolatier New Pop Corn Pop Bar

Next time you can't decide which treat to choose on movie night, grab the Chuao Chocolatier NEW Pop Corn Pop Bar.  It has pretty much everything wrapped into one.  I received bars to try out for review.  All opinions are my own. Chuao Chocolatier I have raved about Chuao Chocolatier bars before, and I now have high expectations for their new flavors.  Since I am super in love with the Potato … [Read more...]

Products from Across the Globe through Novica

Novica, in association with National Geographic is a beautiful curated collection of products from artisans all over the world. Through the website you are able to find products that are hard-to-find, and a great value. So many of the items available have a story to be told about the creator and where they came from – it is special to receive a handwritten note along with my purchase from the … [Read more...]

Chuao Chocolatier has Unique and Delicious Chocolates

Chuao Chocolatier has some of the most unique flavors in chocolate bars that I have ever tried.  I was happy to be able to try their new Orange-A-Go-Go bar, along with several other of their flavors. Unique and Delicious Chocolate from Chuao Chocolatier A while back I had the opportunity to try Chuao Chocolatier's Potato Chip Bar.  I don't think I ever stopped thinking about it.  It's the … [Read more...]

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