Things We Love | May 2017

Things We Love | May 2017

I know, I skipped a month. I apologize. April was a whirlwind with so many fun places to visit and new products to try that I was swamped. So, now I’m back at home for a bit and ready to let you all in on what made me smile and what continues to put a smile on my face. Here’s the things we love for May 2017. Shopping was definitely at the forefront last month and we not only found plenty of reasons for shops to take our money, but…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide | Creative Ideas for Mom

Mother’s Day Gift Guide | Creative Ideas for Mom

Sure, flowers and candy are classics, but, when it comes to gifts, there’s something to be said about getting creative for Mother’s Day. And while I’m absolutely happy to simply be with my family, I know families love lavishing their Moms. So, instead of the norm, why not think out of the box? Here’s my Mother’s Day gift guide filled with creative gifts for Mom on Mother’s Day – no candy or flowers included! Heart-Felt Jewelry I remember getting costume jewelry for holidays from The Kid. It’s these pieces that I…

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….

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…

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…

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…