Put a Bobble In Their Basket to Encourage Kids to Drink Water!

Bobble 1

I received a complimentary Bobble to try out to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.   My son does not like water. He’s a lot like me in that respect. He’ll drink it when he’s brushing his teeth or occasionally at bedtime when he can’t have something else, but overall, he’s not a big water drinker. I think it’s because he’s very sensitive to tastes. He’s always been incredibly picky about food, beverages, medicine or anything else that goes in his mouth. On the plus side, I really never had to worry about him eating strange random objects […] Read more »

10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Men Who Like Zombies

Gifts for Guys Who Like Zombies

Shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts for men isn’t exactly easy, at least for me. I just never know what to get! Sal is a huge fan of zombies, like many guys are these days. So I figure, what says “I love you” better than something undead? I mean, undead is better than dead, right? If your guy loves things that rise from the grave too, check out these Valentine’s Day gifts for men who like zombies. This post contains affiliate links, by the way. Oh, and I should probably be clear, I don’t really get the whole zombie craze. They’re […] Read more »

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him, Her and Kids

Valentines Day gift ideas

Guess what, my friends? It’s time to start getting ready for yet another holiday! This one, luckily, doesn’t come with quite the hefty price tag that Christmas carried. I’m totally recycling here, by the way. Take a look at all my past favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas posts for inspiration on what to get him, her and the kiddos. So Christmas is over, which means it’s time to start pushing Valentine’s Day! Yes, I know, you JUST took down your tree, isn’t it a little soon to start talking hearts and flowers? Alas, my friends, it’s never too early if […] Read more »

Win Big with 25 Days Wrapped in Gold by Ferrero Rocher

Ferrero rocher

This post was created in partnership with Ferrero Rocher as part of the 25 Days Wrapped in Gold campaign. Saying that I love chocolate is like saying “I need air to breathe.” It’s pretty much a no-brainer. How could I not love chocolate? It’s ooey, gooey and delicious! I particularly love Ferrero Rocher. It’s such a decadent treat. My favorite part, of course, is the whole hazelnut in every piece of chocolate. Brilliant idea, that was! Boyfriend got me a 24-box recently, for my birthday I believe. I still have the cool reusable plastic box that they came in! I […] Read more »

Get “Wowed” by Holiday Shopping at BJs Wholesale Club #BJsHolidays

BJs Kids Gifts

I recently had the chance to check out all the amazing holiday shopping offerings at BJs Wholesale Club when they brought a group of bloggers down to their Philadelphia store. We had a fun morning of browsing the holiday items and sampling delicious treats. We were each sent home with a wonderful gift bag of goodies and a gift card. I was so impressed with the sheer amount of holiday goodies at BJs Wholesale Club. My local store is a lot smaller (although it still carries quite a bit of the popular holiday items), so it was exciting to see […] Read more »

Make Your Halloween Party a Hit with PAPYRUS

Halloween Party fun from PAPYRUS

I received promotional items from PAPYRUS in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Halloween is less than two weeks away! That means it’s time to kick your Halloween party planning in to high gear. Seriously, you’re running out of time!! Am I stressing you out yet? Good, join the party! I haven’t even gotten my son’s Halloween costume yet, let alone my own! We’re planning on attending a Halloween party this year at Sal’s sister’s house. She always throws great parties, so I’m really excited about this one! I haven’t been to a costume party in years! […] Read more »

Top Five Coolest Holiday Cards at Shutterfly


This post is brought to you by Shutterfly through a campaign with Global Influence. All opinions are my own. I’ve been using Shutterfly pretty much since I got my very first digital camera way back years ago.  In the beginning, I used them to make prints of my favorite digital photos. Soon after, I discovered the fun in creating photo gifts. Now, I use them to create gifts, cards and more every year around the holidays. One of my favorite things to do to get in the holiday spirit is browse through their selection of great holiday cards to decide […] Read more »

Safety Tips for Planning a Frightfully Fun Halloween Party

Halloween Party

Halloween has always been one of the more popular holidays that both kids and adults can enjoy. Whether it will be a kids’, teen or adult party, the most important thing to remember to host a successful and fun Halloween event is safety. Below are some tips on how to accomplish this goal.   Invitations Make invitations as appealing as possible. Chance are, guest may have alternatives to choose from. Therefore, increase the chances that more people will choose your party by using intriguing designs. Describe what will be at the party and what age groups it is appropriate for […] Read more »

Redbubble: Your Source of Totally Shiny Gifts for Her!

Redbubble Firefly Shirt

I received a super freaking cool shirt inspired by Firefly from Redbubble as a thank you for writing about how much the site rocks for all  holiday gifts needs. This post also contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own, including the fact that the site does totally rock. Have I mentioned lately how much I am madly in love with Redbubble? I found out about the awesome site that features indie designs on everything from t-shirts to i-phone covers last year around this time. I’ve been hooked since. I can spend hours upon hours pouring through their site checking […] Read more »

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Now Taking Submissions

2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Pretty Opinionated is now accepting submissions for our Holiday Gift Guide! Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about Holiday shopping? I’ve actually already started working on my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide with a few early-bird submissions! Now is the time to get your product to me for inclusion. Reviews will start going live this month! Why so early? First, Hanukkah starts pretty early this year, so I want to make sure reviews are up in time for that! Second, more people are starting this shopping well before Thanksgiving to help save money throughout the season. Third, the […] Read more »