Transform Your Kitchen with New Appliances

When I was in 4th grade, my parents started a major remodel project on our home. My mom had a tiny kitchen, and for someone who like to cook, this simply did not work for her. At some point the decision was made to swap my parent's bedroom and the kitchen, and then began a remodeling project that I'll never forget! As a 10-year old, I didn't understand the fuss. A kitchen is a kitchen, right? Wrong. As an adult who enjoys cooking and baking, I've realized that function and design are … [Read more...]

Fight Seasonal Allergies with Bona

There are number of ways to fight seasonal allergies. You can try bee pollen. According to some websites, it will give you energy and helps reduce seasonal allergies. I have friends who mix it in with their food (usually smoothies or yogurt) and swear by it. I'd love to say that I agree with them but I can't get over the taste. I'd rather have seasonal allergies than choke down even a teaspoon of bee pollen each day. You can get rid of your four-legged friend. Now, I would NEVER do this. … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Decorating Tips

Thank you to Bona for sponsoring today's post, Holiday Home Decorating Tips, and helping me make my hardwood floors shine! Three weeks ago, I did something really, really amazing. I bought a house. All by myself. After several years of renting, I'm finally a homeowner again and it feels wonderful, but also overwhelming. I'm no longer limited on the ways I can decorate my home, which means one thing...indecisiveness! Take for instance my living room fireplace. It's a pretty cool focal point … [Read more...]

Maximizing My Time with TMobile Free Data

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TabletTrio #CollectiveBias I'm a scheduler. If it's not on my calendar, then it probably won't happen. With a full-time career, a part-time home based business and an active 5-year old, if I don't maximize my time wisely, nothing gets done. Groceries don't get purchased (we've been out of bread for over a week), the dog doesn't get walked (OK, that's not entirely the calendar's fault) … [Read more...]

Breaking Up Isn’t Hard To Do

Thank you to Viva Vantage and Walmart for sponsoring this post. They've taught me that breaking up really isn't hard to do! There comes a point in your life when you decide that enough is enough. That you no longer have to settle for second best and that sometimes, you have to go through a lot of bad apples to get that perfect, shiny one. Well, I've gone through my share bad apples and I'm happy to say that I'm getting rid of something that just isn't pulling it's weight anymore. I've weighed … [Read more...]

Reducing The Stress of Everyday Life

Thanks to Kimberly-Clark for sponsoring post and helping me reduce the stress of everyday life! It's 10:22 pm on a Friday night and I'm finally sitting down. Friday's are supposed to be my "day off" but they are anything but that. Friday is one of the most hectic days of my week and I don't even step foot in my real office. Instead of watching day time talk shows (LOVE Steve Harvey) and eating bon bons (what exactly are these anyway), I'm going through my to-do list. By the time noon rolls … [Read more...]

I Am Not A Housekeeper

I’m working with Tilex® on a paid basis, but my opinions are my own. High school memories rock, don't they? As I sat down to type this post, I recalled the day that one of my classmates asked where my mom worked. Thinking it was an innocent question I answered and said "Maytag" since half the town was employed by them. At that point she snidely said, "ohhhh, does she clean the Maytag mansion?" Um no. I knew where she was going with that so I played along. Instead of getting ticked off, I … [Read more...]

Are You Living Your American Dream

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for MassMutual. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. If you would have asked me 20 years ago what my American dream was, I would have told you the ability to travel whenever I wanted and not live paycheck to paycheck. Back then I was a broke college student with a car payment and student loans who moved every 6-12 months when my lease was up. Fast forward to today and my idea of the American … [Read more...]

Simple Ways to Go Green with Green Works

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Green Works. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating.” In a ideal world I think most of us would live as green as possible.   We all want the best for our families.  The sad reality is, we don't live in an ideal world.  Living a more natural, organic lifestyle can be very expensive.  There are many families that have the desire to make changes but simply put, … [Read more...]

Connecting Family With The Best Wireless Plan from Walmart Family Mobile

When I turned 39 on July 1st one of the … [Read more...]