Are These Common Sleep Problems Wrecking Your Rest?

What's keeping you from getting a good night's sleep? Could it be one of these 5 common sleep problems?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Serta. All opinions are 100% mine. When was the last time you got a really great night of sleep? If you’re like me, chances are you can’t answer that question. I couldn’t tell you the last time I didn’t toss and turn all night or wake up feeling achy. I try to do everything right. I keep my room temperature reasonable, I minimize distractions by banishing electronics. I really try to go to bed at a decent hour, use a great pillow and wear my comfiest jammies. Still, I […] Read more »

Shape Up for Summer with Healthy Living Tips from Balance Bar

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I received products from Balance Bar in a sponsored collaboration to help me achieve my Summer Shape Up goals! Did you know that, according to a survey done by Balance Bar, most of us feel most balanced during summer? A whopping 43% of those surveyed responded that this is their most balanced season! I can relate. During summer, I don’t have to worry about all the things that go along with being a single mom with a child in school! No worries about having enough clean collared shirts to meet his dress code. No homework struggles. Best of all, no dealing […] Read more »

Summer DIY Beauty Fun with Handmade Beauty Box


Do you currently subscribe to any type of monthly goody box? They’re available in just about any type of food or product depending on what you’re looking for. A selection of doggy treats, organic snacks, and even makeup can all be delivered to your door each month. The selection varies for month to month, allowing you to try new things. I think it’s a pretty cool concept. Get Crafty with The Handmade Beauty Box The Handmade Beauty Box is a way for quality DIY beauty products to be delivered to your door. It is a subscription service that allows you […] Read more »

Treat Your Skin to the Amarte Super Hydrating Collection Set


I consider myself pretty low maintenance when it comes to skin care and cosmetics. I stick to a particular brand of department store makeup because it does well with my skin. A couple purchases a year and I’m good to go. I still use a simple oil free acne cleanser in the morning and night because even in my 30’s I’m still prone to a break out here and there. I’m the mother of three children under the age of 5, and my youngest will be a year next month. I don’t get a lot of time to focus on […] Read more »

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health During National Women’s Health Week + Giveaway #NWHW


This post is brought to you by Colgate Total. All opinions are my own. Did you know that Mother’s Day isn’t just a day to celebrate how awesome we moms are? It’s also the first day of National Women’s Health Week! I think the timing makes perfect sense. After all, moms often neglect their own health because they’re so busy looking after their kids. As a single mom, my “excuse” is that I just “don’t have time.” Don’t have time to be healthy? Yes, even I know what a lame excuse that is! We all want to improve our health. […] Read more »

Head-to-Toe Nourishing with Decleor Aroma Nutrition Satin Softening Dry Oil


Essential oils are gaining a lot of popularity when it comes to health and skincare. They come in a wide variety of scents depending on the plant or other source from which they are extracted. These scents tend to be pretty potent. Nourish and Pamper Yourself from Head to Toe with Decleor I received the Decléor Aroma Nutrition Satin Softening Dry Oil. All opinions are my own. Decléor has been specializing in professional aromatherapy skincare for over 40 years. They use the power of essential oils and plant extracts to develop products that have been used in salons and spas across the […] Read more »

Key West Aloe Coconut Salt Scrub & Lotion Mother’s Day Spa Goodies

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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s sort of “Mother’s Day gift ideas from the spa week” here on Pretty Opinionated. I’m not sure I planned that, it just kind of happened. I do LOVE spa products! Today’s treat for mom comes from Key West Aloe, and trust me when I say it’s a total treat! I received Key West Aloe Coconut Salt Scrub and Moisturizing Lotion for review. I love the smell of coconut, especially now that we’re heading into warmer months. Nothing says “relaxing day at the beach” better than that delicious aroma. Mind you, I’m not even a […] Read more »

Lemon Lavender Milky Bath Salts DIY Mother’s Day Gift

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Remember when you were little and all mom wanted was a lovely DIY handmade gift from your heart? Well, that really hasn’t changed. Mother’s Day gifts from the heart are still the most meaningful of all. I’ve never been particularly good at drawing, painting or, let’s face it, any type of craft. I can, however, make bath salts and other bath recipes like a pro. Here’s the cool thing: so can you! Bath salts are little more than a combination of epsom salts and your favorite essential oils. Some throw in a few other ingredients (I’m adding dry milk to […] Read more »

Be the Next Voice of the BAND-AID® Brand “Stuck on Me” Jingle!

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I’ve partnered with BAND-AID® Brand to share this exciting news with you. All opinions are my own. What is the first thing you think of when you the BAND-AID® Brand name? If you’re like me, you start singing one of the variations of the “I am stuck on BAND-AID® Brand cause BAND-AID®‘s stuck on me!” Considering I’m the mom of a boy AND I’m personally one of the klutziest people on earth, you can imagine how often that jingle runs through my head. Wouldn’t it be cool if it was YOUR family’s voice that went along with it? BAND-AID®  Brand “Stuck on Me” Jingle Contest […] Read more »

The Stork OTC Has Landed to Help Make Your Baby Dreams a Reality + Giveaway

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This post is brought to you by The Stork OTC and the Motherhood. All opinions are my own. National Infertility Awareness week is coming up soon (April 19-25). The goal of the week is to raise awareness about the millions of couples that have difficulty conceiving. As someone who spent six years trying to get pregnant, I’m pretty aware of infertility every moment of every day. I was one of the lucky ones. In the end, after those six long, painful years, I had my son. That was ten years ago. He’s my one and only. The ship has sailed on […] Read more »