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

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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 »

Fruit-Pigmented Makeup That’s Fun to Wear with 100% Pure Makeup

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I have a major weakness when it comes to makeup. I’m talking drawers and bags and stashes that I didn’t even remember I had weakness. Ever since my aunt first taught me how to put on lipstick and mascara way back when I was a teenager, I’ve been a goner. I’ve gone through just about every makeup stage, from the bright blues of the 80s to the goth girl look in the 90s. Even today, I alter looks depending on my moods. One day I’m sparkly and bright, the next more subdued and natural. Makeup is just such a fun […] Read more »

Must-Have Beauty Staples for Your College Dorm Life

Look great day or night at college with these dorm living must-have beauty staples! Pare down your huge makeup collection to just a few essentials that work for every occasion.

Today I’m going to share some of my favorite college dorm room beauty staples. Heading off to college is an exciting time. It’s all a bit nerve-wracking. I remember when I did it. I was so nervous, especially about sharing a bathroom with like a million other people! Okay, a million is exaggerating. Still, it feels that way! Then there’s your dorm room. You know those tiny houses that are all the rage right now? Prepare to live in one for the next four years! If you’re used to having a cabinet full of beauty supplies and sprawling out across […] Read more »

House Calls in the Digital Age with Amwell #momsloveamwell

Stop self-diagnosing and give yourself peace of mind anytime. Enroll with Amwell and bring back the house calls! Don't forget to use your coupon code HASHTAGFREE for a free visit.

I participated in the Amwell blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own. Ever wish you lived back in the Little House on the Prairie Days when doctors still made house calls? I sure do. I barely have time to walk down the hill to bring up my garbage before the next trash day, let alone sit in a doctor’s office for hours waiting for an appointment. I have a regular doctor that I see for medical issues, but he has really funky office hours. I also kind of need a […] Read more »

Enjoy Your Favorite Summer Treats without the Burn #Nexium24HR

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This post is brought to you by Nexium 24HR and the Smiley 360 Blogger program. All opinions are my own. Want to hear something funny? I still remember the first time I got heartburn. I was pregnant with Jacob and almost 30 years old. Up until then, I’d never experienced it. I thought something was really wrong with me! While that may have been the first time, it was far from the last. Ever since I was pregnant- now a little over ten years ago- I’ve had frequent heartburn. I suppose I should be thankful, I skated through the first […] Read more »

I Kissed the Sheep Goodbye with My Serta Perfect Sleeper #SertaPerfectSleeper

Stop Counting Sheep Serta Perfect Sleeper

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Serta. All opinions are 100% mine. Remember last month I told you how difficult it is for me to get a good night’s sleep? If you need a refresher, check out this post. Seriously, check it out, there’s a video with a rare glimpse into my bedroom! In that post, I shared with you the 5 common sleep problems that can make it difficult for you to get the good night’s rest that you deserve. These included: Tossing/Turning Lack of Support Back Pain Sleeping Hot Partner Movement and Sagging/Rolling […] Read more »

When Just Waking Up Wrong Triggers a Migraine #migrainerelief

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Migraines. If you’ve ever had one, you know that word can literally make you sick. Up until my 30s, I only had one in my life and it made me scream. I had headaches all the time. Every single day, actually. I’ve never NOT had a headache. The migraines, though, they didn’t start until a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, they’re making up for lost time. My Migraine Trigger: Waking Up Wrong I have a migraine at least once a week. I used to get them more often, but I take medicine to help prevent them. My trigger is maybe […] Read more »

Tried & True Home Remedies for Mosquito Bites + Terminex Giveaway

Itchy bug bites driving you batty? Check out my favorite mosquito bite remedies that actually work, plus find out how to safely stop them in the first place!

Between all the rain and the “dog days of summer,” mosquitoes have been out in full force lately here in my area. I’m sure you’re probably dealing with the same thing (unless you live in, say, Australia, where it’s currently winter!). I absolutely cannot stand mosquito bites. I’d rather be stabbed in the foot with a knife than be covered in itchy bites. Being itchy is worse than pain to me. As someone who deals with chronic pain, that’s saying a lot. I usually try to stock up on things like cortisone creams and bug bite sticks, but sometimes I […] Read more »

Share Your Guy’s Epic Moments with Schick

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Sal has been a Schick® Hydro guy since long before I met him. He loves the comfortable shave he gets from the Schick® Hydro 5. I love that he has super smooth skin after using it. In fact, I love it so much that I often use his razors! Well, not the one he uses on his face (while Sal doesn’t seem to mind, I’ve heard that it can dull the razor faster), but his Schick® Hydro 5 stash in general. They’re just that awesome! We all want to look our best for a night out, especially when those nights […] Read more »