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 »

Jewel Scent Candles: Two Gifts for Her in One!

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With the holidays approaching way too fast, it’s time to start thinking gift ideas! If you’re looking for a fun gift for her that’s really two presents in one, check out Jewel Scent. I received a complimentary Tropical Kiwi candle for this review, and I can tell you I’d be happy to receive this as a gift from anyone! Jewel Scent makes candles with a bit of a surprise inside: a ring that could be worth anywhere from a few dollars to thousands! It’s like a grown-up version of the toy inside the cereal box, only way better, because, hello, […] Read more »

Give Your Lighting a Bit of Color Therapy with Moodies

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Did you ever notice how the color red makes you suddenly feel hungrier (or, for some, angrier). Or how a great blue sky can instantly calm you down? Maybe orange lifts your spirits while green soothes your senses. Color therapy is a real thing, and a really powerful thing at that. It’s the reason royals wore purple, the psychology behind the paint job in your therapist’s office. Color plays a major role in our life. If it didn’t, we’d be meant to see everything in black and white. I don’t know about you, but I don’t really have time or […] Read more »

Find the Best Spooky Halloween Decor at Redbubble (Warning: Creepy Pictures)

Find the Best Spooky Halloween Decor at Redbubble

I don’t think I have to remind you of my Redbubble obsession at this point, I’ve mentioned numerous time over the last two years (when I first found them, or they found me). When they asked me if I wanted to check out their spooky Halloween goodies and review something, I immediately thought of Sal. He just moved into a place that is in desperate need a little decor. Since Sal is a huge horror movie fan, I figured what would be better than some spooky decor! The only challenge? Finding something that wouldn’t give me nightmares when I went […] Read more »

Bring Home a Bit of the Emerald Isle from the Irish Store

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Ever wished you could have a little piece of Ireland without traveling across the pond to get it? As much as I would LOVE to take a trip to the Emerald Isle, it’s just not in the budget. Thanks to the Irish Store, though, I now have an authentic piece of Irish pottery and I didn’t even have to get on a plane! They sent me a gorgeous vase from artist Louis Mulcahy. Honestly, the picture doesn’t do it justice! It’s just stunning in person, with rich blue hues complimented by swirling white accents. It looks positively beautiful on my […] Read more »

Organize Your Beauty Necessities on the Go with EMME Bag

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I received a complimentary EMME Bag in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I’m an incredibly light packer when it comes to clothes. Seriously, I’m like the anti-girl with that! I can pack an entire week’s worth of clothes in a tiny suitcase no problem. The problem comes when I get to the bath and beauty goods! THAT is where I become the ultimate girly-girl nightmare. As you know by now, I’m totally addicted to beauty products. Not because I’m trying to hide my flaws or anything, I just think they’re fun! One look in my […] Read more »

Give Your Walls Personality with Art.com!

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I used to have a huge blank spot on my wall that was just begging for something to fill it. Thanks to Art.com for providing the gorgeous piece of art to make it more beautiful and show off my personality! All opinions, of course, are my own. As I mentioned above, I’ve been staring at this big blank spot on my living room wall for like three years now. See, when we moved in, we were only planning to stay for about 6 months, so we never really did much decorating. Six months turned into a year, into two then […] Read more »

Take Redbubble to College for the Coolest Dorm Room Around

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You know how much I love Redbubble, right? Well I am loving them even more, since they gave me some great items to show how easy they make it to have the coolest dorm room around! Consider that your disclosure, I received complimentary items in exchange for an honest review. Whether you’re heading off to college for the first time or returning for your final year, your dorm room is going to be “home” for months at a time. It’s your place to crash after a long day of studying (I’m assuming you’re more well-behaved than I was at college […] Read more »

5 Inexpensive but Dramatic Home Decor Moves

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(Image credit: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/304133781056892694/)   These days everyone is careful with spending their money and each one of us is looking for ways to get more and more value for every dollar spent. Spending on home décor is probably the last thing on your mind because that is supposed to entail huge costs. Or is it? Some of us, however, enjoy experimenting with and doing up the home décor in different ways. A lot of people want to change their home décor every once in a while just to bring in a little change of scene in their lives. It’s easier […] Read more »

Host an Awesome “Meet the Baby” Party with Big Dot of Happiness

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Two weeks ago, my brother and sister-in-law came up for a visit with my super amazing, adorable niece, Abbie. Since they don’t come up that often, we decided to have a family get-together that weekend. For some of my aunts, it was the first time meeting Abbie. What better way to introduce her to her great-aunts than with a “Meet the Baby” party! What is a “Meet the Baby” party? Pretty much exactly what it sounds like: an opportunity for family members to meet your little one for the first time. Whether it’s weeks or months (Abbie is 7 months) […] Read more »