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...]

Lepow Moonstone Portable Charger Review and Giveaway

Lepow Moonstone Portable Charger

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

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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

#TrendTea Twitter Party #shop

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

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

Yoga Trapeze for Back Pain, plus fun

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

The Onzie Hot Yoga Apparel

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 and Giveaway

Chia Seed Drink by Mamma Chia

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

Battery Free Ultraviolet Water Purifier Perfect for camping

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

#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

#happyalltheway Twitter Party #shop

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

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

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

#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 Giveaway

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 Coupons.com 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

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

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

the GameTruck best party EVER

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

pop corn pop

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

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

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...]

Mother’s Day Gift Idea from Blue Nile

Mother's Day Gift Ideas from Blue Nile

Notice: Mother's Day is coming! Are you ready?! I was so excited to receive a beautiful set of earrings from Blue Nile for a review; it is the perfect gift for my mom on Mother’s Day. Mother's Day Gift Idea from Blue Nile Blue Nile has a wonderful variety of jewelry, from engagement rings to gifts for friends, family – and of course mom! Known for their engagement rings, Blue Nile makes it easy … [Read more...]

Bonus Gift Cards are Back at Applebee’s

bonus gift card at applebees

Bonus gift cards are now available at Applebee's.  For every $50 Applebee's gift card that you purchase, you will get a free $10 bonus gift card!  I received a gift card in order to share this news with you.  All opinions are my own. Get a Bonus Gift Card at Applebee's I think gift cards make the perfect gift choice all around.  They are super easy and convenient (even at the last minute) … [Read more...]

Therapeutic Massage with Wahl Hot-Cold Massager

wahl hot cold massage massager

This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received a Wahl Hot/Cold Massager for the purpose of this review. A massage makes a great Mother's Day gift.  A massager is even better if you ask me.  That way the benefits last longer than just the one appointment.  I received a Wahl Hot-Cold Therapy Therapeutic Massager for review and I think many moms would appreciate … [Read more...]

Fruit Arrangements Make Great Gift Ideas

Fruit arrangement

Fruit baskets or arrangements are always a great gift idea.  They are the perfect alternative to candy or flowers if you are looking for something different.  Especially in the warmer weather months, receiving delicious, fresh fruits makes a refreshing surprise!  We were sent an arrangement from ProFlowers to share our thoughts with you. Fruit Arrangements from ProFlowers There are many … [Read more...]

Pretty Gift Ideas from Kranich’s Jewelers

Gift Ideas from Kranich's Jewelers

While I am not really into accessorizing daily - I am ALWAYS up for something a little more glittery in my life, and I am usually looking for a gift for someone’s birthday, holidays, anniversaries, etc. I recently partnered with Kranich’s Jewelers to let you know about some of their great products. They have a really well organized website where you can check out their selection.  I found tons of … [Read more...]

Kids Jam While They Brush Their Teeth

kids tooth tunes toothbrush

We were very excited to receive an ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ toothbrush for review.  I find it to be a huge challenge to get my kids to brush their teeth long enough to get the job done.  With this fun toothbrush, it is no problem! We received the toothbrush that plays "What Makes You Beautiful" performed by One Direction.  This is the ONLY brush that plays One Direction in North … [Read more...]

Personalized Photo Gifts from TREAT

Personalized Photo Gifts

Personalized photo gifts are a great idea for anyone, I think.  My mom and brother both have a birthday in the next month - I hate that they are close enough together to celebrate at one time - but far enough apart that I usually miss being with them on the actual DAY that their birthday is on. I have always given them a gift when we are together, but feel like it is lame to only send them a card … [Read more...]

Unique Gift for Dad from Personal Creations

dad gift

My Dad turns 60 this month.  He's not the easiest person to pick out gifts for.  It's not like he has any specific hobbies like, golf or fishing or something like that.  He's a workaholic and doesn't take much time for himself.  I wanted to get him something fun for this milestone year, so Personal Creations is definitely a great place to look to for ideas. Unique Gift for Dad  One thing my dad … [Read more...]

Green Gear Galore for St. Patrick’s Day

Green Gear Galore for St. Patrick's Day

I am seeing lots of green lately and I don't mean money!  Since St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, everyone is gearing up with their green shirts, decorations, recipes and more.  We are all a little Irish when it comes to this fun day! Go Green! I can remember when this was my favorite day of the entire year.  My friends and I used to go to the SouthSide Irish Parade here in Chicago.  … [Read more...]

Huge Animal Face T-Shirts from The Mountain

big face shirts

You can wear the face of your favorite animal with these unique t-shirts from The Mountain.  I had been seeing these big face shirts popping up all over the internet and I knew that I had to have one.  As you can probably figure out by my posts, we are huge animal-lovers here.  Why not wear their big faces with pride?! Huge Animal Face T-Shirts As I have previously mentioned, my Grandma has a … [Read more...]

Guylian Belgian Gourmet Chocolates Review

Guylian Belgian Gourmet Chocolates

Looking for something special for your someone special this Valentine's day? Guylian Belgian Chocolates has a great selection of Valentine's Day gift boxes - AND they are a little different than the normal box of candy since they are made of luxuriously smooth Belgian chocolates. Guylian Belgian Gourmet Chocolates Guylian was started by Guy Foubert, and the love of his life Liliane (Guy-Lian) - … [Read more...]

Printable Valentine’s Day Craft: Hearts For You

Printable Valentine's Day Craft

There is only a couple of weeks until Valentine's Day, do you know what you will be gifting? We have a really cute idea to share with you that won't take much effort at all. All you will need is a few basics and the free printable Valentine's Day Tags below to create a clever little craft that your friends or your children's friends will smile about. We used Peeps Hearts for the sample craft, … [Read more...]

Shari’s Berries Make a Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

sharis berries

Shari's Berries are great at any time, but they make an especially awesome Valentine's Day gift.  What better way to surprise your sweetie than with deliciously decorative berries?! Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Berries We are huge fans of Shari's Berries ourselves, and have always loved their chocolate covered strawberries.  Their hand-dipped fruits are always ripe, juicy, and extremely … [Read more...]

Hallmark Gifts for Valentine’s Day Review

hallmark gifts

Hallmark has a fun line of things for you to show love to your kids (or kids in your life) that will let them know you are thinking of them on this special day.  Valentine's day is coming - and even if you don't have a romantic Valentine in your life this year, you can still use the day to show love to anyone around you! They have THREE exciting things this Valentine's Day that I want to share … [Read more...]

25 Ridiculous and Memorable Holiday Gifts Infographic

holiday gifts

Holiday gifts can be a bit unusual sometimes.  I think that's part of the fun of gift-giving!  Check out this fun infographic to see what wacky gifts made ALL YOU's list of 25 RIDICULOUS AND MEMORABLE HOLIDAY GIFTS. Click on each numbered box to reveal the gift. 25 Ridiculous and Memorable Holiday Gifts … [Read more...]

Unique Coffee Flavors from Boca Java

boca java coffee

How about a nice cup of coffee to help with holiday stress?  I was so excited to review Boca Java, they have so many unique flavors and options, as well as great programs and projects that they donate to, it seems like a win-win :) Learn About Coffee First, before I jump in to anything - I wanted to point you to their Education page. It tells you all about the different regions, roasts, kinds of … [Read more...]

Free $10 Gift Card with Purchase of $50 at Applebee’s

free bonus cards

Get a free $10 bonus gift card with each purchase of $50 of Applebee's gift cards.  What a great idea for last minute gifts!  Grab some gift cards for presents and save the bonuses for yourself! Free Bonus Gift Cards with Purchase Now guests who purchase $50 in Applebee’s Digital Gift Cards at www.applebees.com or through the Applebee’s Facebook page receive a FREE $10 Digital Bonus Card – … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift of the Season

Skylanders Giants Starter Pack

With the holiday season in full swing, you may be frantically trying to figure out what to get your kids for Christmas.  If that is the case, Skylanders Giants are foolproof.  Available for Wii, PS3, 3DS and Xbox, there is no excuse not to become a part of this wonderful world. Gift of the Season I was going to put "Gift of the Season for kids" but I'd be lying through my teeth if I said … [Read more...]

Keep Lips Smooth with eos

eos for lips

Keep your lips smooth this winter season with eos lip balm.  eos - Evolution of Smooth - brings you USDA organic lip balm in the unique shape of a sphere.  They want you to give the gift of lovely lips this holiday season! Like any typical girly-girl, I adore lip balms and glosses.  I love to experiment with different scents, flavors and types of lip products.  However, I am also trying to … [Read more...]

Crazy Christmas Countdown Win Your Gifts Event

crazy christmas prizes

Want a chance to win your gifts?  You've come to the right place!  Welcome to the Crazy Christmas Countdown!  We've teamed up with Just Married with Coupons and some incredible sponsors to give one winner a wonderful Christmas this year! Win Your Gifts! PRIZE:  One winner will receive this huge prize pack: - Custom Nail Solutions Impression Kit  $89.95 - Lay-n-Go LITE  $24.95 - Lay … [Read more...]

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