Catty Stacks: Fun for Cats and Kids!

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I received complimentary Catty Stacks to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of owning a cat (or, more accurately, being owned by a cat) knows how much cats love boxes. We parents also know how much kids love boxes! If you have cats and kids, you know that often the two don’t really mesh. In fact, my son just turned nine and the cats are FINALLY accepting his presence. Well, one of them, anyway. Willow recently decided that Jacob is her favorite human. I didn’t realize just how much she loved […] Read more »

Chatsters™ Gabby: Your Daughter’s New Portable Best Friend


This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. When did dolls get so cool? When I was a kid, the most advanced talking doll involved pulling a string on the back to hear one of three eerie phrases. Any other interaction with them was entirely in your head. Now, kids have awesome dolls that can actually converse with them, like Chatsters™ Gabby! What is Chatsters™ Gabby? Gabby is a totally sassy, silly, hip doll that your daughter can take on the go. She  is a “friend” that really plays with you. She responds to her accessories, […] Read more »

Score an Extra 50% off Clearance Prices at Sally’s Beauty Supply Through 7/20!

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Now is the time to stock up on the hottest colors for nails and the coolest summer makeup! Sally’s Beauty Supply, one of my favorite sources for all things beauty, is having a huge sale through 7/20! Hurry now and take an extra 50% off all clearance nails & makeup at! No promo code needed, offer valid through 7/20! This is good in stores too. I know where I’m heading this weekend! Looking for more deals? Check out these other great deals: Get a free bag with your $15+ purchase at! Enter promo code 555142. Get a Free […] Read more »

Zoomer™ and Zuppies™ : All the Fun of a Dog without the Mess!


This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was a teenager and into my early adult years, we rented houses where pets weren’t allowed. I wanted a dog so bad! Especially since I grew up with the best dog pretty much from birth to age 11. I knew what great companions they were and missed that! If your kids are begging for a dog but your circumstances don’t allow it, you can still give them a taste of the fun! Give them the dog they want with Zoomer™ and Zuppies™!   Zoomer™ and Zuppies™ […] Read more »

Alice in Wonderland Gifts that I Need Now!

Coolest Alice in Wonderland Gift Ideas |

You know that I am a massive Alice in Wonderland fan, right? I think I’ve mentioned it many times before. With my birthday coming up in less than two weeks, I thought I’d share some gifts on my wish list up until that magical day! I’m turning 22 for the, um, let me do the math, 17th time? Oh, whatever, I’m turning 39. One more year before the big 4-0. Age is totally subjective anyway. I don’t believe in linear time, so as far as I’m concerned, I’m 1, 100 and 21 all at once! Anyway, back to the Alice […] Read more »

2014 American Century Championships: Profits with a Purpose #ACCgolf #GiveLikeJim

Photo Credit: Rich Etolen

This post was created in partnership with American Century Investments. I have received compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. My ex-husband (and still good friend) Rich is a huge fan of golf- both playing and watching.  His dad was actually in some type of championship game years ago. While I’ve never been any good at the game itself (I can’t even cheat well and throw my ball far!), I am always impressed by how active professional golfers are when it comes to raising funds for great causes. The 2014 American Century Championships is a […] Read more »

Get Grilling with Bar-S & Enjoy a Hot Salsa Dog Recipe!

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This post brought to you by Bar-S Foods. All opinions are 100% mine. Grilling is one of our favorite ways to dine during the summer. Whether it’s just me, my mom and Jake enjoying tasty plain Bar-S Turkey Dogs or a whole family gathering, nothing quite says summer like a barbecue. My favorite thing about grilling out is that no one is banished to the kitchen for cooking. I remember during winter get togethers, we’d barely see the cook because she’d be locked up in the kitchen prepping everything. When you grill outside, you’re usually right in the middle of […] Read more »

La Fiorentina Scarves: Perfect for Gorgeous Year-Round Style + Giveaway

La Fiorentina Scarf Review

I received a complimentary La Fiorentina Scarf in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I admit, I’m not exactly a fashionista. I wear what I like, even if it’s not “in style.” Up until recently, I thought that scarves were just for winter. I also thought that they wouldn’t look good on me. When La Fiorentina contacted me and asked if I wanted to check out one of their scarves, though, they were too pretty to pass up. I thought I’d try it out, then give it to my aunt if it didn’t look good on […] Read more »

iFrogz Tadpole: Smallest Bluetooth Speaker, Not Smallest Sound!

Tadpole Bluetooth Speakers fit in your hand, yet deliver great sound!

Jacob and I received complimentary iFrogz Tadpole Bluetooth Speakers to facilitate the review. All opinions are our own. Remember when we were kids, if we wanted to take our music on the go we either needed huge, clunky radios (I never liked the term “boom box”) or ginormous headphones attached to a Walkman? Kids have it so much easier now! Bluetooth speakers are getting smaller and smaller, with the iFrogz Tadpole coming in at among the itty bittiest! Yet the sound that comes out of these tiny devices is just amazing! Tadpole fits in your hand, delivers fantastic sound As […] Read more »

Get Him To Give You The Gift You’re Wanting

Holidays like Christmas or Mother’s Day may seem like a distant cry. Yet with my anniversary seemingly right around the corner, it’s important for me to start dropping hints to my husband immediately. The traditional gift for a ten year anniversary is tin, but I’ll gladly stick with the modern alternative of diamond jewelry. Since my husband has never been great at picking out the best jewelry, I’m going to need to point him in the right direction. I’m not the type to be forthright about what I want, so I’ve come up with some creative ways to drop the […] Read more »