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

Ensuring clean water in your home

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 »

Jewel Scent Candles: Two Gifts for Her in One!

Jewel Scent Candle

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


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


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


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!

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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 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 »