February 2017 Ipsy Bag: First Impressions and What’d I Get ?

February 2017 Ipsy Bag: First Impressions and What’d I Get ?

I’ve been hearing about the ipsy bag subscription for over a year. This month, I broke down and subscribed to the $10 service so I can get a cute bag filled with products delivered every month. So, my first bag comes with a ton of questions on my end. Was it worth it? What products did I receive? Will I actually use them? Here’s my first impressions and product photos for the ipsy February 2017 bag. If you’re an ipsy subscriber, you know each bag can probably have a product…

Things We Love | January 2017 Edition

Things We Love | January 2017 Edition

Wow, January certainly flew by like a strong storm (happily, we didn’t get many of those last month)! With the ringing in of the new year, new beauty and travel products caught my eye – and I’m happy to share with you my favorites and things we love (and continue to love!) for January 2017. ALEX AND ANI Living Water Bangle Not only are the ALEX AND ANI bangles super popular for Disney fans (the Walt Disney World shops have a hard time keeping them in stock!), but the company’s…

Four Reasons to Love At Home Teeth Whitening (and One Reason Not to!)

Four Reasons to Love At Home Teeth Whitening (and One Reason Not to!)

Truth? I’ve used several over-the-counter teeth whitening brands and have always ended up with “meh” results. They were either messy, inconvenient, or just didn’t work. It’s a lack of positive results like these that made me skip home teeth whitening for a while – until Smile Brilliant showed up at my doorstep. Looking for an at-home teeth whitening kit that really works? Here’s four reasons you need to give Smile Brilliant a go! Disclosure: I was given a complimentary teeth whitening kit from Smile Brilliant to test drive and show…

Last-Minute Game Day Sunday Recipe Ideas

Last-Minute Game Day Sunday Recipe Ideas

Scrambling for last-minute ideas for Game Day Sunday? Compliments of a goodie box from Simple Mills I whipped up these delicious Game Day Sunday easy recipes just in time – when you’re at zero hour and ready to watch the big game! Don’t get me wrong, I love making menu items from scratch. Some days are so busy, though, I like to fall back on quick (and super easy) snack ideas that my family won’t turn their noses up at  – and ones that are healthier than traditional recipes without…

Dunkin’ Donuts Premium Hot Tea: A Salute to My Heritage at Home or On the Go

Dunkin’ Donuts Premium Hot Tea: A Salute to My Heritage at Home or On the Go

From a daily tradition as a child to a go-to beverage as an adult, tea is always handy for me and my family. Dunkin’ Donuts Premium Hot Tea is now available by the cup and in tea sachets for at home use, and I couldn’t be happier that the brand is giving us tea lovers more options.   Disclosure: This posts is sponsored by Blog Meets Brand to give you fine folks the scoop on Dunkin’ Donuts Premium Hot Teas. All opinions are my own! There’s no denying my English…

Things We Love | December 2016 Edition

Things We Love | December 2016 Edition

Creating the image for this post made me realize one thing immediately: it was all about sparkle and glitter for the month of December! Plating on packaging, sparkles, both subtle and highly prominent, adorns our favorite things. But there’s so much more to our faves than sparkle and glitter: we can truthfully put our stamp of approval on each and every one. Here’s the scoop on December’s edition of the things we love!   Robin McGraw Revelation We catch a bit of Dr. Phil almost everyday we’re not traveling and recently the…

FOUR WEEKS OF GIVING BACK: HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY #3

FOUR WEEKS OF GIVING BACK: HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY #3

My family and I have been blessed this year. We’ve traveled by plane, train, and automobile, met new friends and touched base with old ones, and along the way, have collected items that we’d love to give to others. So this year I started a “Giving Back” box and we’ve been filling it with toys, games, stuffed animals – you name it. Holiday giveaway #3 is just for the older kiddos, elementary kids, and even a few tween products thrown in. My first thought was to host one major giveaway…

Six Ways to Avoid and Help Alleviate Lower Back Pain Due to Traveling

Six Ways to Avoid and Help Alleviate Lower Back Pain Due to Traveling

This post was developed in partnership with Bayer, as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received the Aleve® Direct Therapy TM TENS Device and compensation to facilitate my review. There are folks that are lucky enough to avoid lower back pain their whole lives and then there’s me. Compliments of years of taking and teaching Irish Step Dancing, I’ve suffered from lower back pain for more years than not. Add into the mix hour after hour of sitting in a car road tripping and I’ve got that vicious mix that always…

FOUR WEEKS OF GIVING BACK: HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY #2 !

FOUR WEEKS OF GIVING BACK: HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY #2 !

My family and I have been blessed this year. We’ve traveled by plane, train, and automobile, met new friends and touched base with old ones, and along the way, have collected items that we’d love to give to others. So this year I started a “Giving Back” box and we’ve been filling it with toys, games, stuffed animals – you name it. Holiday giveaway 2 is just for the kiddos before they hit school or early elementary students and is perfect for kids ages 18 months to over three. My…

Channeling My Inner Barista with Ninja Coffee Bar® – And Giveaway!

Channeling My Inner Barista with Ninja Coffee Bar® – And Giveaway!

This post was created in partnership with Ninja Coffee Bar ® System. I received complimentary products and compensation to facilitate my review, but all opinions within are my own. When it comes to more-than-basic coffee drinks, we’re absolutely guilty of standing in line at our local coffee hangs for a taste of something special.  I love all of the fun coffee combinations that our baristas can make and blend which makes me wanting those same amazing styles when I get home. Happily, now instead of bundling up and running out for flavored…