Mix Up Your Own Personalized Natural Beauty Products with Mixology

Mixology Collage

Want to give DIY natural beauty products for the holidays but don’t really have time time or skills to mix up your own body butters, lotions or massage oils? Maybe you have a beauty product fanatic on your wish list who would absolutely LOVE to mix up their own custom scents.  AromafloriA recently released a new line designed to let anyone customize all-natural beauty products at home like an expert. I had the chance to try it out so I can tell you all about it. Be Your Own Apothecary with Mixology As I said above, Mixology Natural Custom Blending is a […] Read more »

Discover a New Kind of Beautiful with Phuse

Phuse Brushes 2

I love finding a new source for top-of-the-line beauty supplies, especially when that source also helps me support other moms. Phuse Beauty is a new company that not only offers spectacular finds for everything from hair care to makeup tools, it lets women from all walks of life have the opportunity to work for themselves while pursuing their passion for beauty. I had a chance to try out a few of their items. Check out my thoughts on their offerings, then see how you can get involved! What is Phuse Beauty? Phuse Beauty has two purposes: bringing professional-grade products to your […] Read more »

Protect, Moisturize & Correct Your Skin with AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT®.

Aveeno 2

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT®. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. We moms are pretty darn radiant, don’t you think? We work around the clock to make sure our kids have everything the need to lead happy, healthy and successful lives. Most of us also work 40+ hours outside the home supporting our families, plus find time to be there for a friend in need. We’re bright and beautiful, through and through. Sometimes, though, that radiant beauty gets a little […] Read more »

New TB Blood Test Gives Accurate Results In Just One Visit

New TB Blood Test Gives Accurate Results In Just One Visit. Learn more about how this test can save you time & frustration over the skin prick test.

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the TB Blood Test. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Tuberculosis testing isn’t usually at the front of our minds as parents. We worry about broken bones, stranger danger and whether our kids are eating enough vegetables. As far as illnesses go, colds and the flu is at the forefront, especially as we move into fall. Maybe we should be thinking a bit more about TB, considering one-third of the world’s population is infected with it. I lived in Japan for two years, […] Read more »

Super Easy DIY Halloween Bath Salts Recipe

Trick or Treat Halloween DIY Bath Salts

I love making different bath salts recipes. They’re one of the few things I make really well! Honestly, anyone can make them! Today, I’ll show you how very easy it is to make super cute Halloween Bath Salts. These look great on your bathroom counter and make fun little gifts to give away at your Halloween parties. I went with orange and lemon scents because I feel like they mix well together, but you can go with any scents you choose. “Trick or Treat” Halloween Bath Salts Recipe Funny story: this recipe was inspired by candy corn. Or it was […] Read more »

23 Hair Tricks & Tips to Keep You Looking Oh-So-Fab!

23 Hair Tips

I almost called this post “Hair Hacks” instead of “hair tricks.”  I just couldn’t do it though. I DESPISE the word “hacks.” With a fiery passion. FIERY. PASSION. It’s a buzz word that the internet came up with, it’s not really used properly and it’s just annoying. Hair hacks really means: “hair rough cuts” or “digital hair that was accessed without your authorization.” Neither sound like something that make my life easier. No offense to the “hack-lovers.” 😀 To each their own. There. I got that out of my system. NOW! Hair tricks! That I can do! I have a lot […] Read more »

My Serta Perfect Sleeper is a Dream Come True #SertaPerfectSleeper

Serta Dream Come True

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Serta. All opinions are 100% mine. Back in July, I told you about how I kissed those sheep goodbye with my Serta Perfect Sleeper. At that point, I’d been sleeping on my Serta® Fitzpatrick Super Pillowtop Plush Gel Perfect Sleeper® for about a week. Now that I’ve had a little more time with it, I realize just how much of a dream come true it really is! Life before my Serta®  was filled with long nights of tossing and turning, trying to find a comfortable position. I have chronic back problems along with […] Read more »

7 Oh My Go-rgeous Fall Beauty Trends You’ll Actually WANT to Try

Grab your favorite pen and get ready to take notes so you can try out these gorgeous 2015 fall beauty trends!

I’ve been keeping up with the 2015 Fall beauty trends a lot lately. Between my work and my great love for all things in the makeup & beauty product industry, I feel like I search Bing at least once a day for what’s hot and what’s not. I’ll be honest, some of the upcoming 2015 Fall beauty trends make me want to gag. Fortunately, they’re mostly runway looks. No one will ever implement them in the real world. Some upcoming beauty trends, though, are, well, beautiful! They’re fun and funky, flirty and pretty. A few are practical, a few are […] Read more »

You’re Invited to Scott Natural’s #TossTheTube Twitter Party! #ad #sweepstakes

TossTheTube Twitter Party

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scott Tube-Free for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Whos’ ready to #TossTheTube? The toilet paper tube, that is! Remember a couple weeks ago I told you about Scott Tube-Free? If not, let me refresh your memory. I shared with you about how we Americans go through 17 billion toilet paper tubes every single year! That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building twice! My household alone will go through enough to make up a piano over our lifetime!   Scott Naturals Tube-Free Toilet Paper solves the problem by […] Read more »

10 Tips for Staying Healthy & Positive While Trying to Conceive


As many of you know, my road to conceiving was a bit long and windy. It took six years from the time I started trying until I got that beautiful second line on the pregnancy test. During those years, I learned a lot of tips for both staying healthy AND positive while trying to conceive. Whether you’re just starting your journey or years into it, these tips are for you. How to Stay Healthy & Positive When Trying To Conceive 1. Think pregnant, eat pregnant: I’m not saying eat for two right away, but start thinking more about what you […] Read more »