Spring Gardening In Stylish Comfort

Spring Gardening in Stylish Comfort - Clarks® Shoes

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Spring is here and that means it’s time to dig those gardening supplies out and get to work. It takes a little bit of prep time to clear out the weeds and till winter-settled soil in preparation for planting your favorite fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. My husband and I like to plant tomatoes, a variety of bell peppers, cucumbers (I use these in salads and for pickling), and strawberries (for shortcake desserts and jam, yum). Sometimes we try other stuff like green beans or yellow wax beans, cantaloupe, squash, or different varieties of hot peppers. Whatever tickles our fancy while perusing the local home and garden stores.

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You Can Never Have Too Many Tote Bags

You Can Never Have Too Many Tote Bags - Kennedy Tote from RuMe

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I love tote bags. They can be useful in so many ways. I’ve taken tote bags on car trips, to the beach, to family get-togethers, and while shopping. I use them around the house, too, mostly to organize crochet or knit projects that I’m currently working on so they don’t get jumbled up together. I have tote bags from everywhere — mass retailers, conventions and other social events, souvenir shops, and grocery stores to name a few. I even have a couple of totes that are monogrammed with my initials.

My most recent tote bag acquisition is the Kennedy Tote from RuMe®. As tote bags go it’s not only beautifully designed but it is also incredibly sturdy and has extra long handles which I think is one of my favorite features. Some of my totes are so cute but the shorter handles can make it difficult to carry them over my shoulder when I’m headed out the door with both arms stuffed full of items I need while away from home…. [read more]

Affordable Luxury For The Sweetest Dreams Ever

Affordable Luxury For The Sweetest Dreams Ever - PeachSkinSheets

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Finding sheets that I love can be a challenge. My husband is always cold and would probably sleep with flannel sheets year round, along with the heated blanket he insists I keep on the bed at all times (thank goodness it has separate controls for each side so he can have it on but I can keep my side turned off). I get hot when I sleep and often push the covers off so I can be more comfortable.

I prefer lighter sheets and softness is a must! Also, trying to find a material that won’t catch on dry skin, wrinkle easily, or get all pilly is definitely a plus. What I love about PeachSkinSheets is that they meet all of these specifications and they are really beautiful, too!

They wash up like a dream, go on the mattress without feeling like I’m getting a workout, and fit great. We have a fairly thick mattress with a mattress topper laying on top of it for comfort. Even deep pocket sheets can be a challenge to wrap around and under the edges adequately without a struggle. From start to finish I had this set of PeachSkinSheets on the bed (including pillow cases) in less than two minutes. And I wasn’t cussing my bed afterward!… [read more]

This Is No Ordinary Sugar Cookie

This Is No Ordinary Sugar Cookie-The Kiwi Importer Heilala Vanilla Starter Kit

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Cooking and baking are two things that I like to do with my free time. Whenever I get the chance and have a little inspiration I like to try new recipes either that I’ve found in a magazine, online, or in a cookbook.

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Better Skin From Within

Better Skin From Within -- GLOW by Nature Made - Skin Moisture dietary supplements, GLOW by Nature Made - Skin Moisture + Sleep dietary supplements, GLOW by Nature Made - Skin Moisture + Hair and Skin dietary supplements

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Complimentary GLOW by Nature Made® – Skin Moisture supplements were provided by Pharmavite to facilitate review. No other affiliation with Pharmavite beyond the scope of this blog post should be construed.

 

I wouldn’t say my beauty routine is something that is on my mind a lot, but I am always interested in finding new ways to try to support healthy skin since that’s something I do notice daily. My hands, in particular, tend to feel dry often from the cleaners I use and the fact that I wash my hands a lot in between different tasks. Recently, I’ve been using GLOW by Nature Made® – Skin Moisture supplements daily to try to help my skin stay moisturized from the inside out.†

Nature Made® is a company that I already trust and have used for years, so I am really excited about this new line of skin moisture products. There are three products available in this line: GLOW by Nature Made® – Skin Moisture, GLOW by Nature Made® – Skin Moisture + Sleep, and GLOW by Nature Made® – Skin Moisture + Hair and Nails…. [read more]

Stylish Way To Keep Track Of Your Keys

Stylish Way To Keep Track Of Your Keys - Finders Key Purse

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I am forever losing my keys inside my handbag. There’s nothing I hate more in this world than having an armload full of stuff when I walk out the door and having to stop and put all of it down to dig through my purse to find my stupid car keys. So … annoying!!!

Alexx, Inc. has given me the perfect fix for this problem with their Finders Key Purse®. It’s an ingenious idea for busy moms or anyone else who is always on the go, go, go and doesn’t have time to search for keys all the time.

What I love best about this product is that it hits three “key” points that are very important to me when looking for an item to meet a need in my life. They are fashionable, functional, and most of all affordable. Trust me, once you try one of these handy little doo-hickeys, you will wonder how you ever functioned without it!… [read more]

How I Relax After A Hard Day

How I Relax After A Hard Day - Bright Endeavors Candles Black Currant Orchid Soy Candle, Aura Cacia Bath Products, Olay Dual Sided Body Cleanser

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Adulting is hard. There, I said it. Some days feel like you are wading through a battlefield and by the time you get home from your day’s activities it feels like you just want to collapse. But, you can’t because there are family issues to deal with, or homework and bath time with the kids, and dinner to make.

The point is that we all need down time to relax and recuperate from our day. One of the best ways to do that is to escape to a hot bath or shower. Lemme give you a glimpse of some items that I find essential to my relaxing end-of-day bath routine…. [read more]

Affordable Fashion At Your Fingertips

Affordable Fashion At Your Fingertips - Duct Tape Bags by Richela Fabian Morgan

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I’m like most women, I love purses. Love ’em, can’t afford to feed that passion, though. I have one (yes, only one) Coach purse. Coach purses are beautiful, but outside my price range. The one I have, I was lucky enough to win in a giveaway a few years ago. Handbags are something I do a lot of window-shopping for but am rarely able to justify purchasing for myself.

And then came Duct Tape Bags by Richela Fabian Morgan into my life. I’d heard of duct tape wallets before and thought they were kinda neat. But, I’d never considered expanding the concept. Flipping through the pages of this DIY tutorial book, however, inspired me to try this out for myself…. [read more]

Three Ways To Boost Your Beauty Quotient

Three Ways To Boost Your Beauty Quotient-AHAVA-Philip B-Jojoba Co Australia

Beauty Brite DisclosureMy skin, well, sometimes we have a love/hate relationship. My hands especially tend to be dry all the time due to the constant hand washing that I put them through during cleaning, meal prep and just general trying to avoid the spread of germs. And then there’s my face. I’ve been noticing some dry spots developing occasionally over the last year or so. They’re not bad, just a bit of an annoyance. And my long hair has been dry, too. I really think it’s because I don’t drink enough water, but I’m glad to have some beauty products to help out with these issues, as well.

Lately, I’ve been using three really awesome beauty products that are helping me like what I see when I look in the mirror. AHAVA, The Jojoba Company Australia, and Philip B® are most definitely on my “good product” list for the benefits I’ve been enjoying due to using them…. [read more]

Easter Crafts And My Go-To Chocolate Favorites

Easter Crafts And My Go-To Chocolate Favorites
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Ever since I was a child I have always looked forward to holidays of all kinds, especially the ones that involve candy. Easter has always been a much-loved day in our home, I remember my mother buying my sisters and I matching dresses and going to Easter Egg hunts at church as a child. And waking up to our Easter baskets was always very much anticipated as we were always eager to see what the Easter Bunny had left for us!

All my life, Hershey’s chocolate has been a huge part of all of the major holidays for my family. It’s no different now that I’m a parent myself, Hershey’s is the most prevalent candy I utilize to celebrate every holiday that we love. My kids’ favorite has always been Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups…. [read more]