Gorgeous Wood Serving Sets at REASONABLE Prices from Pacific Merchants

Breakfast in Bed Pacific Merchants

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 »

Redbubble Skins Make the Coolest Companions to Your Holiday Gadget Gifts

Redbubble Laptop Skins

Giving gadget gifts this holiday season? Redbubble has the coolest companion gifts to go along with them: spiffy new skins! Jacob was super excited to get to try one out.  He picked “A Funny Squirrel” by the talented artist, Sparafuori.  Here is the full-size version, which shows the colors more true to life. Yes, they really are that vibrant.     Alas, I am incapable of measuring things and gave them the wrong size, so I had to trim down our skin quite a bit. That is totally on me. Fortunately, Jake picked out a skin that worked well trimmed down. Isn’t it […] Read more »

Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas for Your Guy

Looking for stocking stuffer gift ideas for your guy that aren’t your typical cologne and underwear? Me too! I have a hard enough time trying to come up with gift ideas for guys, let alone cool ideas that are small enough to fit in a sock. Even if it is an oversized one! I’ve been on the hunt for some awesome stocking stuffers. I figured while I’m doing all this work, you should benefit from it! Plus I’m throwing in affiliate links, so hey, if you buy any of these, I’ll benefit too. Win-win, right? Read on, my pals! Stocking […] Read more »

Minty Mochaccino Holiday Gifts in a Jar with Splenda #sweetswaps

Minty Mochacinno in a Jar

This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them. Did you know that the average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugar every day? That’s WAY more than the recommended amount. During the holidays, you can imagine how much higher that number rises! I’ve been using SPLENDA® for years to sweeten my coffee, tea and just about everything else. I actually carry it […] Read more »

Spend the Holidays with M&Ms & Glad + Triple Chocolate Minty Bark Recipe #HolidayBaking

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. This holiday season, head to Target and grab a bag of White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms Why? You’re going to need them for my super yummy (if I do say so myself!) triple chocolate M&M bark recipe! While you’re there, pick up a package Target-exclusive Glad Holiday Packaging containers for more delicious M&M recipes! Each recipe on the Glad Holiday Packaging is designed so that you can store your goodies IN that package. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Easy […] Read more »

Give ‘Em Something Sweet with Natasha’s Just Brittle

Natashas Just Brittle Brittle

I received complimentary samples of Natasha’s Just Brittle. My opinions are my own. Looking for a little something sweet to put under the tree this year? Natasha’s Just Brittle isn’t your average brittle.  In fact, Natasha’s Just Brittle really isn’t “just brittle” at all, although I have to say, the brittle IS amazing! Natasha’s Just Brittle sent me a lovely gift bag of goodies to try out, including their Cookies & Cream Popcorn, Chocolate Dipped Cookies and, of course, some brittle. I got the cashew brittle, which was just spectacular! The Cookies & Cream Popcorn was such an unexpected surprise. […] 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 »

Bring Home the Magic of the Holidays with Portable North Pole

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This post is brought to you by the Portable North Pole. All opinions are my own. When it comes to the holidays, no matter how old I get, I still love the magic of Santa. Can I tell you a secret? I still leave cookies out for the big guy! My son has reached that age where he’s just not sure. I think he WANTS to believe, but his friends tell him otherwise. He knows I want him to believe, so he also tells me what I want to hear. Regardless of whether he’s on the fence or completely on […] Read more »