Gorgeous Wood Serving Sets at REASONABLE Prices from Pacific Merchants

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I received a complimentary Breakfast in Bed set from Pacific Merchants in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I’ve been searching high and low for a gorgeous wood serving set that doesn’t cost a fortune. Honestly, I would have just settled for a pretty tray! I wanted it to use for our upcoming holiday party, but also for photo backgrounds. Most of the sets and trays I saw cost what I consider an insane amount. The sad part? They weren’t even that great. I’m talking tiny, cheapo serving trays made of questionable wood (probably particle board, […] Read more »

Change Your Home Decor Instantly with SwitchArt

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I received a complimentary SwitchArt Magnetic Frame and set of prints to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. Ever wish you could change your wall art instantly, without going through the hassle of taking one giant piece down and putting another up? When I put up a piece of art, it takes me forever to get it just right. First, I have to find just the right spot. Then I have to make sure it’s not crooked. Step back, examine, straighten, repeat. Over and over until it’s perfect. The last thing I want to do is take it […] Read more »

Preparing Your Home for Holiday Guests #TweetFromTheSeat

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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. Getting your home ready for holiday guests doesn’t have to be a nightmare (although my mom kind of makes it out to be one!). Simple things really make all the difference. Your guests are coming to spend time with YOU and each other, not to go through your home doing a white-glove inspection. The holidays are all about engaging the senses, so focus on that and you’ll have a successful party. How? By […] Read more »

Chill Out with a Hydraluxe Cool Case from Comfort Revolution


Hot flashes keeping you up at night? Feeling a little warm around the noggin? Even though I’m typically f-f-freezing my tush off during the winter from my neck down, lately I feel like someone dipped my head in a vat of lava. I think it’s from my new headache medicine. While the meds work like a charm, they make me a bit hot-headed. Not the mean kind (usually), but in the most literal sense. What’s a girl to do? I can’t give up my favorite pillow, especially since it’s been helping so much with my neck! Sal tried out the Comfort […] Read more »

Give the Gift of Peace at Bedtime with Dreampad

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I received a complimentary Dreampad in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. My brain is my greatest asset in life. Without it,  I wouldn’t come up with new ideas, write all these stellar posts that you adore so much (just go with it, let me have my moment in the sun) or even be able to tie my shoes. I’m pretty proud of my brain. Except when it comes time to fall asleep. Then I want to stab it with a fork. See, my brain never “turns off.” Obviously, that’s a metaphor, as no one’s brain ever […] Read more »

Host an Impromptu Leftovers Get-Together with SOLO #UpForAnything


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SOLO® Brand Products. All opinions are 100% mine.  Thanksgiving may be over, but the holiday festivities are just heating up! We all know that the best gatherings are the ones that just sort of happen. No months of planning, no decorating, no coordinating. Just an impromptu gathering of friends and family. When I was a young Navy wife living in Japan, we threw last-minute celebrations all the time. Some of my fondest memories of that time involved our “Up for Anything” gatherings. Now that I’m older, I don’t have […] Read more »

Bring Home the Scents of the Season with Old Factory Candles

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Nothing signals the start of the holidays like the smell of  peppermint, gingerbread baking in the oven or a real Christmas tree. I have no idea how to make gingerbread and I put up my tree way too early for a real one. When it comes to my favorite scents of the seasons, I rely on candles. This year, I’m trying out Old Factory Candles Happy Holidays trio! They gave me my choice of gift set for review. While it was incredibly tough to choose, with the holidays starting in just weeks, I decided on that set. Old Factory Candles […] Read more »

Ensuring Clean Water in Your Home

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Water is essential to life. The average person cannot go more than three to five days without consuming water in some form be it actual water, other liquids, or in hydrating foods like fruit. Your body uses water to regulate body temperature and keep your skin, hair, and organs moist. Water is also the primary component of blood, spinal fluid, intercellular fluid, and the fluid that cushions your joints; it is also a medium for chemical reactions inside your body. In fact, there isn’t a single organ or body process in which water does not play a part. Water is […] Read more »

Life is good: Pajama Tradition Gift Ideas for Her + Giveaway

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Have you checked out Life is good lately? They have some really cute gift ideas for the holidays! I received a beautiful package filled with goodies. I’m excited to share them with you, along with a giveaway at the end of this post! Heads up, this post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support!   Gift Ideas for Her: Start a Pajama Tradition with Life is good Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always received a pair of pajamas on Christmas Eve. The tradition goes back to my mom’s own childhood. Since I practically live in pajamas, our […] Read more »

Stay Hydrated with the Contigo AUTOSEAL® Cortland Water Bottle + Giveaway #ContigoBestinOne

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I received a complimentary pair of the new AUTOSEAL® Cortland Water Bottle for this review. Like all the Contigo AUTOSEAL® cups I’ve gotten over the years, I absolutely love it. All opinions are my own. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this, but my son is “tongue-tied.” His frenulum (that little ligament thing that is typically at the way back of the underside of your tongue) is attached VERY close to the front. I’m not sure if this is why, but he’s always preferred drinking out of “sippy cups” or through a straw. In fact, I rarely see him just […] Read more »