DIY Holiday: Cute & Creative Holiday Gift Baskets For Teachers Under $10

Teacher Gift Idea! Mason Jar Crayon Holder and Other Cute Christmas Gift Basket Ideas!

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. My daughter is in preschool this year and so teacher gifts are on our holiday gift giving list this year. So when Dollar General asked me if I thought I could create a holiday gift basket for $10 or less, I was all "I totally can do that!" Because A) our teachers specifically asked for classroom supplies and school supplies are a purchase that can be made fairly inexpensively and B) because I am incredibly competitive. Please see: Adventures In Rock Climbing. I was Rocky and Dollar General was my set of incredibly long stairs to conquer. I decided to make Mason Jar … [Read more...]

Why I Use ePantry + A FREE $10 Credit AND Method Body Wash For You!

How ePantry Works And Why I Love It - Plus a $10 Credit and Free Method Body Wash Gift

My friends Jessica and Amy introduced me to ePantry a couple of months ago but I was really hesitant to try it out. For one thing I already used The Honest Company's subscription service for some household items and really liked it. For another, I just didn't think that it would be less expensive than buying items like paper towels and toothpaste and stuff that I needed at the store. But then Amy gave me an ePantry promo code for free $10 credit to try it out and I am all about trying things for free and since they offered all-natural brands that I like to use I signed up.  I figured I was at least going to get $10 of free household … [Read more...]

What's In My Bag : Autumn Edition

What's In My Bag : Autumn Edition

“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Puffs through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Puffs, all opinions are my own.” Autumn is the start of cold and flu season. I mean, it's full of other fun things like pumpkin spice lattes and apple picking and knee high boots. But when you have a three year old you basically just equate fall with runny noses. Puffs sent me their new SoftPack tissues to try out. They are basically full sized boxes of tissues only they are packaged in the flexible soft packaging, much like the mini-packagages of tissues that you can throw in your purse. The problem … [Read more...]

The Selfie Social Media Cleanse


"Disclosure: This post was sponsored by ABC through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about ABC Selfie, all opinions are my own."  When the folks at POPSUGAR challenged me to go 24 hours without my cell phone/social media I was all “Pfft. I can totally do that.” I actually went social media free for an entire week when we went on vacation. We found an old VHS tape full of old-school Disney sing along songs and Scarlette and I pushed the coffee table aside to make room for a full on dance party. Then we played a lot of Uno. But that was vacation. On vacation you’re expected to turn your brain … [Read more...]

Sweet eBook Deal – The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle

Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle Flash Sale

Remember how last week I mentioned that the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle would be going on sale soon? It's live today! I just got mine and it is full of great stuff - ebooks, e-courses and even physical products! It is a great library of content, from books on DIY bath and beauty to natural green housekeeping to meal planning and clean eating recipes. There several books about homesteading that I want to read, although I will be slightly jealous because I really want to have some chickens and our HOA is all against chickens. They are also against fruit trees, apparently, which is ridiculous because who doesn't want fruit? I would totally … [Read more...]

Bahama Breeze Summer Beach Bash


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bahama Breeze. All opinions are 100% mine. The day we had our first good ultrasound during my pregnancy we celebrated by going to Bahama Breeze. It is one of my favorite restaurants and so it finds us there often to mark happy milestones like anniversaries or book deals.  Last week I took my friend Kaela just for fun because the Bahama Breeze Summer Beach Bash is going on from June 23rd to August 3rd. They have live music and if you take a selfie and post it to instagram with the hashtag #MyBBSelfie you are entered to win some Bahama Breeze gift cards and swag. So of … [Read more...]

Celebrating Birthdays & National Ice Cream Day with Cold Stone Creamery

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cold Stone Creamery. All opinions are 100% mine. Cold Stone Creamery has a little bit of history in our family. It has marked many special occassions for us, from one of our first dates sitting outside and sharing an oversized waffle cone bowl to the celebration of a gender ultrasound that read GIRL! It's been our go-to surprise for so long that it's not even really a surprise anymore when one of us comes home with it for the other but it's always excitedly received. We order the exact same thing every time so when Cold Stone Creamery asked if I would be willing to try their new flavors … [Read more...]

Desk Drawer Organization with Duck Brand

desk drawer organization

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was growing up we had a designated drawer in the kitchen that we called "The Junk Drawer" and it was, as the name suggests where all of the random junk laying around the house ended up. I have a slight problem with all of my drawers becoming "Junk Drawers."  For example, let's talk about my desk drawer: THAT IS A BUMPIT, Y'ALL. Why do I even still own a Bumpit in 2014? This is a huge problem on so many levels. After giving my office chairs a bit of a makeover I decided to get it together and organize my … [Read more...]

Everything But The Kitchen Sink: Wayfair Daily Sales

Wayfair Daily Sales Lighting

Recently I was asked to be a contributor to the Idea Lounge at Wayfair, which I was pretty excited about because we are still living mid-renovation around here so I am not lacking for home improvement projects to share. Plus, I just really like Wayfair because it's kind of one-stop shopping for all things home decor. As a bonus, I was given $100 to shop their Daily Sales section, which is sort of like the flash sale portion of their site. They launch every day at noon EST and are up to 70% off. You know I like a good sale and they offer it across multiple categories, so it looks something like this: I stalked the sales for a few days … [Read more...]

Indulging In A Dinner and Dessert Date Night Gelato Style


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Breyers Gelato Indulgences. All opinions are 100% mine. Being asked to try the new Breyers Gelato Indulgences was basically a no-brainer, y'all. I mean, gelato. That is all. We broke out the gelato for date night this week. With our crazy schedules and equally crazy three year old, Movie-Night-At-Home is kind of our date night things. It's easy and affordable and we don't really watch much television so I always look forward to it. J cooked us dinner while I took on the task of setting the date night mood by lighting some candles and finding something to watch on Netflix. I am very good … [Read more...]