Unleash Your Child’s Nurturing Side with Lakeshore Pet Vet Clinic

Pet Vet Clinic

As a 4 year old, my daughter loves any type of pretend play. Cooking at her kitchen, giving her dolls check-ups, and all sorts of other scenarios she creates. It’s a part of play where her mind is free to make up all the details and I love seeing what she’s pretending to be or do on a particular day. Foster a Love of Learning & Nurturing with Pet Vet Clinic The Pet Vet Clinic is just one of the uniquely designed imaginative play toys by Lakeshore. Lakeshore is a company based out of California that is dedicated to developing high […] Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving from Pretty Opinionated!


In honor of Thanksgiving, I’m actually taking the day off to spend with my family. Shocking, right? I’m even going to take off part of tomorrow to go shopping! I’m writing this ahead of time, don’t worry. I want to take a few minutes to share what I’m thankful for this year. #1 This Kid (Even if he won’t let me cut his hair!)   #2 My family. I am especially grateful that my aunt is beating the crap out of brain cancer. I don’t talk about it a lot because it’s not my story to share, but good thoughts for […] Read more »

Send a Little Peanuts Holiday Cheer with Teleflora

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The Peanuts have always been an iconic part of the holidays, but with the release of the new movie and the 50th Anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas, they’re even bigger this year! To celebrate, Teleflora released two beautiful bouquets that feature your favorite Peanut characters. I got my hands on one bouquet courtesy of Teleflora and can’t wait to show it to you! Beautiful Flowers + Peanuts Gifts = Holiday Cheer for All from Teleflora Teleflora has two fabulous bouquets for Peanut fans this holiday season. My favorite- and the one I received- is the Snoopy’s Cookie Jar. This is […] Read more »

Mix Up Your Own Personalized Natural Beauty Products with Mixology

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Want to give DIY natural beauty products for the holidays but don’t really have time time or skills to mix up your own body butters, lotions or massage oils? Maybe you have a beauty product fanatic on your wish list who would absolutely LOVE to mix up their own custom scents.  AromafloriA recently released a new line designed to let anyone customize all-natural beauty products at home like an expert. I had the chance to try it out so I can tell you all about it. Be Your Own Apothecary with Mixology As I said above, Mixology Natural Custom Blending is a […] Read more »

Make Beautiful Holiday Memories that Last at Cherry Hill Photo Santa Sets

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As a child, the Christmas season wasn’t complete without a visit to the mall to share my wish list with Santa. I think many of us can remember those days! Standing in line, anxiously waiting our turn to tell the jolly elf about the latest and greatest toys that we HAD to have, then smiling for the camera so we could have photographic evidence that he really does exist. Of course, back in our day, those pictures were a quick Polaroid! You got what you got, end of discussion. Things have changed so much since we were kids! Make Holiday […] Read more »

Take a Little “Me” Time & Dream Better at Sleep Inn

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This post is brought to you by Sleep Inn. All opinions are my own. With the holiday season underway, I am feeling the pressure closing in on me to be more productive every minute of every day. Between the increased work load, the shopping, the decorating and the cleaning, I feel like I’ll have no time to myself come the end of this week, let alone time with Sal! His seasonal job and my work load makes it hard to arrange for any sort of getaway. So before all the craziness starts, we decided to get out of town for […] Read more »

5 Festive Feel-Good Christmas Stories for Grown-Ups

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When it comes to mysteries and romance, I usually like mine with a heavy side of paranormal, mayhem and madness. The exception? Christmas fiction! I am a complete and utter sucker for a good Christmas romance. Take a look at my TIVO right now and you’ll see at least half a dozen Hallmark Christmas movies already lined up to start watching after Thanksgiving (I have a weird rule, no Christmas movies before the turkey). There’s just something about the magic of the holiday season that calls out to me to put down the thrillers and pick up something a little more, […] Read more »

For the Love of Moccasins: Showing Off My #Payless #Solestyle

Moccasins Love Payless

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Payless for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Furry, slip-on moccasins that you can wear at home AND out shopping? Whoa. I’m so excited! Remember a couple of weeks ago when I was waxing poetic about boots at Payless and mentioned that I’d be heading back to see what other great finds jumped out at me? Well, the Woman’s Flurry Moc definitely jumped, screamed and begged to be picked! I saw those babies before I even walked in the store, all lined up in a pretty display of dreamy softness. “Must Have,” […] Read more »

6 Weeks Turned Coop Into An AvoDerm Customer for Life #AvoDermNatural

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This post is sponsored by Avoderm® and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Avoderm Revolving Menu but I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers. Avoderm is not responsible for the content of this article. If you recall, Cooper has been trialing the AvoDerm® Revolving Menu for the last six weeks. Need a quick refresher? AvoDerm Revolving Menu is a terrific grain-free, limited ingredient food featuring meat protein as the first ingredient and California-grown avocados as a source of antioxidants and other nutrients. While Cooper’s trial has come to an end, our […] Read more »

Say So Long to Nasty, Stuffy, Smelly Indoor Air This Winter With Venta Airwasher Aromatherapy!

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Back in May, I told you about the Venta Airwasher, a revolutionary way to clean the air in your home. If you don’t remember that post (hey, I’m not mad, I can’t remember what I had for breakfast!), check out my Venta review to get caught up. I know people use that word “revolutionary” a lot when it comes to products. Everything is revolutionary these days. But the Venta Airwasher really is a unique and awesome way to get your air clean. It literally washes the air, then sends it back out all nice, fresh and humidified. Now, they’ve upped the coolness […] Read more »