Stewie was the Kid’s First Pet #ShedHappens

Getting your first pet can be one of your best childhood memories. We all still remember the day Stewie arrived with Brian almost four years ago. We only ended up keeping Stewie because Brian wasn't good with kids, but we found him a purrfect furrever home. Stewie has been part of the family ever since. This post is sponsored by Swiffer® and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am … [Read more...]

7 Eco Friendly Ways we are Keeping Our Office Greener

Now that we have our own office, we are trying to keep it as eco friendly as possible. We love our new office space, but definitely want to stay mindful when it comes to our carbon footprints. This post is sponsored by Dasani & The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are my own. 7 Eco Friendly Ways we are Keeping our Office Space Greener Composting - We put everything we can into the … [Read more...]

Whirlpool Every Day, Care – Helping Habitat for Humanity Help Others

The Whirlpool Every day, Care Project is all about making the world a better place one act of kindness at a time. Whirlpool is dedicated to making the world better with their partnership with Habitat for Humanity, and their Whirlpool Every day, Care Project is all about encouraging us to care every day, as well. Today’s post is sponsored by hhgregg, by my love for their new Whirlpool products are … [Read more...]

Holiday Ultimate Rewards into Summer Projects

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Ultimate Rewards. All opinions are 100% mine. I have discussed how we use our Chase Ultimate Rewards a few times now, but this time we have a different plan. Throughout the busy shopping and holiday season, I want to rack up as many rewards as possible to use toward home improvements in the New Year. Over the summer we managed to compile … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for Someone Who is Always Cold

Do you know someone who is always cold? As a person who starts turning blue when temps drop below 60 degrees F, I thought I could offer some gift suggestions in this area. Affiliate links are included in this post to help me avoid freezing this winter. For Hands Rechargeable heated gloves aren't just for winter sport enthusiasts. I'm just sitting here in the office and wishing I had a pair … [Read more...]

Make Coca-Cola at Home with Keurig Kold

Keurig Kold is a new futuristic kitchen gadget that allows you to make Coca-Cola and other drinks at home. The Keurig® Kold™ drink maker sits on your countertop and makes drinks with the simple press of a button. No CO2 canisters to mess with, and it's perfectly chilled with not even an ice cube. This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own. Make Coca-Cola at Home with Keurig … [Read more...]

Crazy Cat Lady Gift Guide

Crazy cat lady is said with love, and not meant to exclude crazy cat men. We love cats just as much as any cat owner, that's why we have put together a list of gift ideas perfect for the people in your life that are owned by cats. This post includes affiliate links to help us spoil our own pets. Crazy Cat Lady Gift Guide Cat Subscription Boxes: Monthly subscription boxes for cats are a win … [Read more...]

These Paper Towels are Making Life Easier

Paper towels have never really been my go-to for tough messes unless it was a mess that would permanently stain a dish towel or ruin the washing machine. I just always thought a paper towel could never do the job like a 'real' towel... Until I attended the Viva® Vantage® live event and used these paper towels for myself. I received samples and compensation for my time, but all thoughts and … [Read more...]

Samsung Appliances to Add to my Dream Kitchen

Samsung appliances are all over my radar since we are thinking about renovating our kitchen soon. A kitchen rehab has been something we want to do for years now, but it's not the cheapest task in the world. We also talk about moving. No matter what we decide, Samsung appliances are on my mind. I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card, but all opinions are my own. A few … [Read more...]

Arlo Wireless Security – Next Generation Safety

We recently moved our office space down to a large workshop we have in the back of the property. Because it's away from the house and all of our gadgets are in there, we knew we needed a wireless security system. We were given the opportunity to review the Arlo wireless security system using NETGEAR technology for free in exchange for our honest, unbiased opinion. High Tech Wireless … [Read more...]

Vacuuming is Easier with Eureka Brushroll Clean – Giveaway

Vacuuming. My old foe. I clean the carpet, and then I have to turn right back around and do it again. It's only natural. I have three dogs, after all. I have a hate/hate relationship with vacuuming, but it's far less painful with the Eureka Brushroll Clean with SuctionSeal. I received a Eureka Brushroll Clean with SuctionSeal for review purposes. All opinions are my own.  Vacuuming is Better … [Read more...]

Simple Lifehack on How to Fix a Drawstring

This simple lifehack will save you tons of time and frustration. Don't you just hate it when the drawstring comes out of your hoodies or sweatpants! I know we all must share this pet peeve. But I had no idea people didn't know this simple fix. All you need is a safety pin. Lifehack - How To Fix A Drawstring that Fell Out When I was little, my mom showed me this quick trick to fix a … [Read more...]

5 Wedding Registry Ideas for a Smart Home

Creating a wedding registry is surprisingly harder than one would think. At least it was for me. I always thought it would be a blast to run around stores with the scanner gun and just add to the list, but when it came time for me to do that, I froze. Did I really want fine China? (Nope) Would we ever use an ice cream maker? (Heck yes) The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy … [Read more...]

Smart Security for a She Shed – Man Cave for Ladies

Chances are you have seen some buzz about creating a She Shed. The men have their Man Caves or Garage Mahals, so now it's time for the women to have their special place to escape. Having a She Shed sounds like a dream, but it can be a reality with a little bit of planning. The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and is using affiliate links. I feel like I keep … [Read more...]

5 Reasons I Love XFINITY X1 Cloud DVR

Post and giveaway sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. XFINITY X1 has a Cloud DVR system, and it's probably the best feature ever. Cloud DVR means that your recorded shows are stored in a cloud, making them accessible from any of your devices. There's so much that I could say about this that I decided to make a list. I can't even tell … [Read more...]

Portable Air Cleaner for Allergy Sufferers

I received product for my honest review of the Air Angel air cleaner. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. True confession: My office is the most disgusting room in the house. Well, the crawlspace is probably worse, but my office has to be a close second. Our plans to completely gut the room keep getting delayed because, well, I need my office. The room has the original carpet … [Read more...]

Favorite Tech Gadget and XFINITY Gigabit Pro

Post and giveaway sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. When thinking about my favorite tech gadget, it's impossible to say just one. Of course, my iPhone would be an obvious choice. To make things a little more interesting, I will say that my favorite gadget as of right now is my Kindle Paperwhite. I know a lot of hardcore readers will … [Read more...]

HP Instant Ink is Helping me Get Organized – Free Printables

HP Instant Ink is helping me on my ongoing quest for an organized office. I have always loved the idea of printables, but using up ink has held me back. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Getting Organized The last time I made a serious effort to become more organized I ran out of ink. I was super pumped and then ran out of ink in the middle of printing out a blogging … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Make Doing Office Work More Fun

I've been doing office work for my family's businesses since I was about thirteen years old. That's 18 years of paperwork! Plus all the homework from school and college. In an effort to make the drudgery more fun, I have become totally addicted to fun and cute office supplies. I've used affiliate links where applicable to help fund this blog, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Get … [Read more...]

Tide Pods Make Laundry So Easy My Teen Son Is Doing It

I received this product for free to facilitate this post and received compensation for my time. But all thoughts and opinions shared here are my own. Laundry seems to pile up faster than anything in the house. With Taekwondo, horseback riding, basketball, and just being kids, between the four of us you'd think there were a dozen people here with the amount of laundry we do. I finally broke down … [Read more...]

The V6 Dyson Vacuum is Available at Best Buy Now #cordlesspower

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. All opinions are my own. I recently had the opportunity to review the new Dyson vacuum, the V6 Absolute. It's a cordless, compact vacuum, and it's surprisingly powerful for such a small machine. I've wanted a new Dyson vacuum forever, so I was really excited … [Read more...]

Getting Enough Sleep Saves Lives

If you read my last post about the Top 10 Sleep Distractions, then you know just how ridiculously exhausted I am. Sadly, I know I am not alone. However, I'm happy to report that since writing that post a month ago, I've made some simple changes and they have helped tremendously! This post is sponsored by Restonic and PTPA, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Getting Enough Sleep The … [Read more...]

Disaster Preparedness Food – Survivors Have to Eat

Disaster preparedness food is an important part of any disaster survival kit. Flashlights, fuel, a radio, and the like are all important, but you can't eat any of them. Emergency food allows you to eat while you wait out the storm or the hurricane or the zombie apocalypse. This post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. Disaster Preparedness Food - Make it Part of Your Kit When … [Read more...]

Roll Back Savings with Walmart’s Stock and Save Event

The product information found within this post and the Walmart gift cards have been provided by P&G, however all opinions expressed are my own.  Let me be super clear on this. The whole Roll Back thing Walmart does is awesome. Purely awesome. They already have super low prices on stuff, but when roll backs come around, it gets real. I'm a big fan of stocking up on a good roll back, so I'm … [Read more...]

3 Dogs + 1 Husband = Spring Cleaning with BISSELL

I have three adorable AND crazy dogs and one husband who always seems to be dirty. I do my best to make sure all four of my boys keep their dirt confined to the outside, but boys will be boys - especially mine. That's exactly why I do my Spring cleaning with BISSELL. It helps me get all that dirt out of the carpet and upholstery. Vacuuming just doesn't cut it in this house! Thank you BISSELL for … [Read more...]

The Power of Home Equity

This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank. Seems you’ve got a bit of a dilemma on your hands. That big project you’ve had in your head for what feels like forever is now actually coming together on paper and just waiting to be started. You have the time to do it and - best of all? - you want to do it. There’s just one problem. You need funds, because without them, your dream project stays … [Read more...]

DIY Scrub for Tub and Sink Cleaning

My mother-in-law gave me her DIY scrub for tub and sink cleaning, and I love it. With a simple four ingredients, you can create a refreshing scrub for the sink and the bathtub. I know sinks and tubs come in a variety of materials. I don't find this scrub to be that abrasive, but use your own judgement depending on what you have. Post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. DIY … [Read more...]

Important Steps to Home Ownership

This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank. So, you’re ready to make the big leap into home ownership? Good for you. Home ownership can be a great experience and holds a number of tangible and intangible benefits. But first, you need to actually buy that property, which, especially if this is your first home, can feel more than a little complicated. Understanding the mortgage … [Read more...]

Deep Cleaning to Reduce Allergens with Chem-Dry Sweepstakes

Deep cleaning our home frequently is important. Not only am I allergic to a long list of items, but we have three shedding dogs to clean up after. After this long, frigid winter of the house being locked up tightly, a thorough cleaning is an absolute must. Sponsored post, all opinions are my own. About Chem-Dry Chem-Dry is the world's largest carpet and upholstery cleaning service. Founded in … [Read more...]

Extra Clean with the BISSELL Symphony

I am by no means a “clean freak” – but if I step on one more sticky Cheerio left over from my toddler’s mealtime – I might just go crazy! The BISSELL Symphony has rescued me from my “struggle” by inventing the most useful cleaning machine ever (at least in our home), and I am so excited to tell you about it! I received the BISSELL Symphony from BISSELL Homecare, Inc. -- the Company sent this to me … [Read more...]

My Favorite XFINITY App

It's hard to choose which XFINITY app is my favorite among the many awesome ones that come with the new XFINITY X1 system. XFINITY sponsored this post; all opinions are my own. See more disclosure details below. Smartphones are starting to control our lives more and more. There's truly an app for just about everything. I find it fascinating, and love to learn about new apps and ways to make … [Read more...]

Fun Serving Items from LTD Commodities

LTD Commodities has so many fun items to help throw parties and gatherings. LTD Commodities sponsored this post. All opinions are my own. Shopping on the LTD website is seriously a blast. Not only do they have a huge collection of cool items, but their prices are amazing. Fun Serving Items from LTD Commodities Defense Dip (recipe here) in the Chips 'n' Dip Bowl. With the "Big Game" this weekend … [Read more...]

5 Things I Love about XFINITY Internet

XFINITY Internet has always been the best choice for us in the area that we live. I must say that with the new XFINITY System, I have only noticed improvements. Disclosure: Post and giveaway sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. For the most part, I had always been pretty pleased with XFINITY Internet in this house. As a blogger who works … [Read more...]

Romantic and Feminine Bedroom Ideas

There are many rooms that need updating in our house. I have been looking for bedroom ideas to make the room more flirty and feminine. Mike and I came to an agreement that he can decorate the living room if I am allowed to do whatever I want with the bedroom decor. This post is sponsored by Lush Decor, and I am an affiliate with the company. All opinions are my own. Romantic and Feminine Bedroom … [Read more...]

Fluff the Love Nest with a Cooling Pillow

Valentine's day is almost here. Consider adding a cooling pillow to your love nest. The gift of comfort is always a winner in my book. I have never really been a flowers and chocolates type of girl. I appreciate any and all gifts that I am given, but in all honesty, I would prefer one that keeps on giving. I was sent a cooling pillow for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Fluff the … [Read more...]

How to Clean a Bathroom Effectively #BehindClosedDoors

It's as important to know how to clean a bathroom properly as it is to clean it at all. The bathroom is really the grossest room in the house. It's full of bacteria and germs, and we humans are much more disgusting than we'd like to admit. That's why I've decided to give you all the info you need on how to clean a bathroom effectively. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of … [Read more...]

Celebrate Photo Memories with Canvas Factory

As we enter the holiday season, I am sure you will take many pictures to commemorate the celebrating. As you spend time with family and friends, consider using your amazing shots to create a canvas and make a lasting memory to hang at home. I was contacted by Canvas Factory about a review just as we were getting proofs back from our most recent family shoot; I was excited to have a beautiful way … [Read more...]

Take a Giant Step Towards a Healthier Home

My house is quite possibly the dustiest home around. With numerous humans, pets, and chaotic schedules, cleaning isn't as high on my priority list as it should be. However, transforming this abode into a healthier home sure is. I am proud to be a 3M-sponsored blogger, and as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate 3M products. Opinions are my own and additional products used … [Read more...]

Wallpapering an Accent Wall adds Personality to a Room

I am always finding things about my house that I am unhappy with. This time, a wall that I do not have the funds to remove. So, I decided to do something with it, and was so excited to work with Milton and King to create a stunning accent wall with wallpaper from their Kemra Boutique line. I received enough wallpaper to complete my wall in exchange for my review. Wallpapering an Accent Wall For … [Read more...]

Flush Freely This Holiday Season with Charmin #TweetFromTheSeat

Whether you are hosting any parties this holiday season or not, flushability is an important factor when it comes to toilet tissue. I was able to put Charmin to the test and am beyond impressed. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All thoughts and opinions shared … [Read more...]

Clean House Shortcuts when you Have Multiple Pets

Keeping a clean house when you have multiple pets is quite the challenge. It can be difficult for anyone to keep up with housework, but ever since we added our third dog, getting that clean smell is more challenging than ever. This is a sponsored post with Acorn, but all opinions are my own. It's crazy when Mike and I both team up and clean the house like nuts, and still find ourselves … [Read more...]

Painting a Deck with Paint Sprayer from HomeRight

We have owned our home for two years, and we have painted almost every single wall in the house… but what about the deck? It needed new paint. A task I had been dreading for the two years we have lived here finally HAD to get done. I was so grateful to receive a Finish Max Pro Fine Finish Paint Sprayer to review in exchange for my honest opinion. Finish Max Pro Fine Finish Paint Sprayer We had … [Read more...]

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