IPSY April 2017 Subscription: Products and First Thoughts

IPSY April 2017 Subscription: Products and First Thoughts

Another month, another IPSY subscription! This month my glam bag had five fun products that I can’t wait to try out. I think they cater to warmer weather, too. So, what did I get in my IPSY April 2017 Glam Bag? Here’s the scoop. LUXIE Precision Foundation Brush First thought? I’m loving the periwinkle handle color. The brush itself is super soft, but I’m not sure about using it for foundation. Honestly, it feels too soft for that task. Instead, I love the tapering so I’ll try it as a…

7 Ways to Keep Your Allergies in Check While Traveling

7 Ways to Keep Your Allergies in Check While Traveling

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ForgetAllergies #CollectiveBias.  Being a travel writer and living out of a suitcase has both its advantages and disadvantages. On the upside, there’s definitely nothing like seeing the world and bringing along both my teen daughter and husband to share in the fun and education. The downside? Every time we open up a hotel or resort door there’s always a chance one of us will suffer from an allergy symptoms. Whether it’s seasonal…

Four Easy Tablescape Ideas with PerLora

Four Easy Tablescape Ideas with PerLora

As a gal that takes pride in creating beautiful her own tablescapes, when I heard that news that PerLora on Pittsburgh’s South Side had an entire event surrounding table decor I had to check it out! The cool furniture and home decor spot (think IKEA but much, much hipper!) made it easy for me check out beautifully-decorated tables and imagine them in my own home. They also allowed me to use my imagination and get my creative juices flowing, especially for this coming spring.  Here’s my favorite tablescape ideas from PerLora….

Turning Plastic Easter Eggs into Mickey Ear Hats

Turning Plastic Easter Eggs into Mickey Ear Hats

When The Kid and I began decorating for Easter this year, we realized that we had a ton of extra plastic Easter Egg tops and bottoms. Instead of throwing them out, she thought of the cutest idea – making Mickey Mouse Ear Hats for our Disney Easter eggs! You’ll only need a handful of supplies and it’s a great way to upcycle! Supplies for Mickey Ear Easter Egg Hats Plastic Easter egg tops and bottoms Unused pencil eraser and dowel rod Black craft paint Red Craft Paint White Craft Paint…

Analyzing My Skin with Olay Skin Advisor

Analyzing My Skin with Olay Skin Advisor

This post is sponsored by Acorn Influence  for Olay Skin Advisor and Olay. All opinions are my own! #28DaysofOlay If you’re old enough to remember the 1970’s and 1980’s, you’ll probably remember your mother using Oil of Olay. My mother used it her whole life and I still remember the beautiful scent the face lotion had. Truth be told, I still have her last bottle for sentimental reasons. She taught me so much about caring for my own skin and keeping it looking youthful and while I have my own…

How the Ceva Cat Wellness Line Saved this Crazy Cat Lady’s Sanity

How the Ceva Cat Wellness Line Saved this Crazy Cat Lady’s Sanity

This post is sponsored by Single Edition Media on behalf of Ceva Cat. #Catego #FeliwayMultiCat There’s no denying I adore my rescue cats. Heck, I write about them, show off photos of them constantly, and love them unconditionally. Having written that, it doesn’t mean they don’t drive me crazy from time to time, especially when there’s a “heated discussion” between two of them or they get a case of fleas even though they never go outside. It’s then I have to intervene with love, additional care, and wellness products to…

Home Office Organization Ideas: Four Easy Steps

Home Office Organization Ideas: Four Easy Steps

This post was sponsored by Fellowes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. While most families are headed out of town for Spring Break, my family does exactly the opposite. Sure, we may pop in to see family for a day or two, but most of my free time is spent cleaning and organizing to prepare for a busy travel season.  And it’s even better that my husband and teen daughter are home with me – they get…

How to See Pandora – The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World Before it Opens

How to See Pandora – The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World Before it Opens

With the announcement of Pandora: World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom comes so many questions. The official opening date is May 27, 2017, but there is a way for you to score a sneak preview. Here’s what we know so far and what Pandora Fastpasses will be available. What We Know about Pandora Fastpass+ Selections There’s so many guesses as to exactly what the park area will look like, but Disney Imagineering has given us teeny tastes of what’s to come including concept art and recent aerial photos. Here’s…

10 Ways Marietta, Ohio Is so Much More than its Tomatoes

10 Ways Marietta, Ohio Is so Much More than its Tomatoes

If you live anywhere in Ohio, you know about Marietta tomatoes. The perfect shade of tomato red, sweet, and hearty, they’ve definitely put the city on the produce map. But what’s the draw when it’s not Marietta Tomato season? On a recent trip to the city I discovered 10 reasons why Marietta, Ohio is so much more than its famous tomatoes. I’ve passed by Marietta, Ohio dozens of times in my travels with the hope that one day I’d get to visit the quaint city in person. My seventh grade Ohio…

6 Must See Broadway Shows Coming to Pittsburgh this Season (and a Hamilton Announcement!)

6 Must See Broadway Shows Coming to Pittsburgh this Season (and a Hamilton Announcement!)

We headed to Pittsburgh, PA, for a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announcement of its upcoming Broadway show season last Monday and it was so worth it! The special season ticket holder event was packed and, with folks anxiously anticipating the shows that will be making Broadway fans save the trip to Manhattan, Ken Rice made the announcements with celebratory cheers. Here’s six must-see Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Broadway shows coming to Pittsburgh for its 2017-2018 season and why you’ll need to check them out – and a special Hamilton in Pittsburgh announcement! SCHOOL…