Beam N Read Personal Light System

Beam N Read ® LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light Review

Beam N Read Personal Light System

Sooo…you’ve got that one hard to buy for person on your list this year.  The person that does crafts as a hobby and they want craft supplies.  Where do you even start?  You don’t know what kind of widgets and gadgets they already have.  And a gift certificate is so impersonal.  How about a Beam […]

Holiday Checklist Cards

Paper Culture for Christmas & Holiday Cards

Holiday Checklist Cards

  In the last few years, there’s been a proliferation of places to get customized printing done & stationery made.  One of the most popular things to get done is either announcements or holiday cards, usually with your own photos incorporated.  Paper Culture is one such company that I was totally unfamiliar with.  While you […]

DIY Marble faux finish cigar box from Giani

Marble Faux Finish Cigar Box and Frame

DIY Marble faux finish cigar box from Giani

Faux finishing has been around for a really long time now.  For some reason, I’ve never ever been able to figure it out.  I’ve always been one of those people that’s like “Uh, it only looks easy.  There‘s gotta be a trick to it that these experts just aren’t sharing.”  When Giani  reached out and […]

Lust Cosmetics Lady Lust Assortment

Spice Up the Night with Lust Cosmetics

Lust Cosmetics Lady Lust Assortment

This review of Lust Cosmetics is a grown folks post.  While there's nothing in here that's particularly objectionable, it may be considered a bit risque.  Some readers may not like it.  If that's you, just skip this post.  I won't be offended, and I don't want you to be either.  Cool? 

Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler

Make Recycling Easy with Rubbermaid

Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler

Rubbermaid has all kinds of products that make my life easier.  Storage totes? Check.  Plastic food storage?  Yup.  We even used to have one of those locking cabinets for our deck.  When they asked me if I’d like to check out their new Hidden Recycler, of course I said yes.  The Hidden Recycler is a […]

Noodle and Boo Baby skincare

Noodle and Boo Luxury Baby Products

Noodle and Boo Baby skincare

Noodle and Boo is a high end baby care line.  Consisting of items ranging from shampoos, lotions, and body washes to stuffed animals, towels, and grooming sets, there’s something for everyone.   This is a line that has been used by many celebrities, including Jennifer Garner, Brooke Shields, and Alessandra Ambrosio.    Their Super Soft Lotion is […]

Cranberry Almond Chocolate bar from Endangered Species

Endangered Species Chocolate

Cranberry Almond Chocolate bar from Endangered Species

Mmmm…Chocolate.   Personally, I prefer dark chocolate.  I like the snappier texture.  I also like that dark chocolate is generally not as sweet.   It’s not like I’m going to pass up lighter, sweeter, milk chocolate, either. What’s better than Chocolate?  Maybe chocolate that gives back?  I recently received an assortment of chocolate bars from Endangered Species.  […]

Yummy Earth Sour Jellybeans

Yummy Earth Eco Friendly Candy

Yummy Earth Sour Jellybeans

I recently had the opportunity to try out a couple of new taste treats from Yummy Earth Organics.   Sour Worms and Sour Jellybeans.  First up was the Sour Jellybeans.  I was a little concerned when they said sour.  I popped a couple in my mouth .  I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were […]

Dawgs Z Strap Sandals

Give Your Dogs a Break With Dawgs Footwear

Dawgs Z Strap Sandals

In my younger years, I did some serious damage to my foot. I’m still not sure how it happened – everyone in the family has their own theory, and it’s become quite the running gag. Oh, you’re injured? Are you at least aware of how you injured yourself? Family members are soooo cute, aren’t they?   Because of this, […]

Personalized photo mugs from Shutterfly

Gifts for Moms, Dads, and Grads with Shutterfly

Personalized photo mugs from Shutterfly

It’s that time of year again.  Not Spring.   Moms, Dads, and Grads time. As an only child, I’ve always had the hardest time picking something for my mom. Because, y’know, it’s all about MEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! Plus, it was really hard to surprise my mom, as I didn’t have the luxury of the internet way back when.    Only children […]

Krill Oil

Krill Oil Review

Krill Oil

I made asked my mom test this out.  This is her review.   I am getting older, and in the past couple of years, I am beginning to feel my age.  I am a vitamin taker, and when I was given the opportunity to try Krill Oil, I thought it might be a good supplement […]

Baby Essentials Organic Cotton Baby Clothes

Eco Chic Fashions from Baby Essentials

Baby Essentials Organic Cotton Baby Clothes

I don’t exactly know what’s going on at work. There appears to be a baby boom in my office. I swear, at least half of the girls in the office are pregnant or have newborns. The only thing I can trace it back to is the fact that we recently changed our bottled water. Hmmm….   It has been non-stop […]

Suuthe by Mari all natural skincare

Take Care of Your Skin with Suuthe Skincare

Suuthe by Mari all natural skincare

If you’ve read my blog at all, you already know I’m a fair-skinned gal. Very fair. As I say to people “I’m a pale.” I also like to be outside, and I know when it’s been too long, as I turn lobstery.   Tan? Ohhhh….you mean freckles. Yep. I’m ‘tan.’   With fair skin also comes sensitivity. The sensitivity is not only to […]

Vos Flips eco friendly slides

Vos Shoes are Beachy Keen

Vos Flips eco friendly slides

I love shoes – especially sandals.  Once the weather warms up, I can’t wait to break out the shorts, skirts,  and slide shoes.  During the season, I generally buy a couple pairs of nice leather sandals and a nice pair of shoes or sandals for the lake.  And I wear something inexpensive to the pool!  […]

Peanut Butter Brownie Brittle

Brownie Brittle is Addictive

Peanut Butter Brownie Brittle

Brownies are one of my favorite things in the world. Probably top-5, and definitely in the top ten. When I first heard about Brownie Brittle, I was like “whhaaaaa????” I wasn’t sure if it was bits of brownie in a sugar brittle, like peanut brittle. Or maybe it was like brownie bites with brittle in them – like toffee […]

Nature's Sleep Memory Foam Slippers

Natures Sleep Now Makes Slippers – Who Knew

Nature's Sleep Memory Foam Slippers

During the winter, I wear a lot of slippers. Well, I wear a couple pairs of slippers and a few pairs of slipper socks. Not all at the same time, though. Good slippers that are both warm and sturdy are surprisingly hard to find.    Nature’s Sleep, known for their amazing memory foam mattresses, have come out with […]

Jungle Rose Romper from Vintage Couture

New Threads from Vintage Couture

Jungle Rose Romper from Vintage Couture

I first encountered Vintage Couture at a ladies’ tea that I was attending. There were all these little girls wearing the most adorable cottage chic outfits. Tea roses and ruffles abounded. I commented on the outfits and was told, in that slow, southern drawl “They’re Vintage Couture, sug.”    Of course, I misunderstood, and took that to mean […]

Synthetic down pillows from Maggies Direct

Synthetic Down Pillows from Maggies Direct

Synthetic down pillows from Maggies Direct

  A few months back, I stayed at a really amazing boutique hotel.  They had fantastic linens, feather beds, big poofy duvets, and a selection of pillows to choose from.  Ever since then, I’ve been working on transforming my own bed into that same type of Shangri-La.    I invested in some great sheets.  By […]

Eco friendly Robby Wash Ball

Let Robby Do Your Laundry

Eco friendly Robby Wash Ball

Have you ever seen a Robby Wash Ball?  It’s a strange little gadget that kind of looks like a giant wiffle ball and is filled with what looks like tiny little smooth pebbles.   And you use it in your laundry, instead of soap.   I had seen this in stores a couple years back, and […]