Liza

Aug 282015
 

This list of college essentials is a partnered post.

In the last couple of weeks I’ve run into a lot of college students and parents of soon-to-be college students running around different stores trying to gather up everything they need for school.  Though it’s been (ahem) a few years since I was in the shoes of a college student, it hasn’t been that long since we were getting Ashley ready for college.

College essentials every college student needs! If you're heading off to college for the first time or if you are parents of a soon-to-be college student, check out this list of must-haves!

If you’re heading off to college for the first time, or if you’re trying to figure out what your kids need, here are a few college essentials I think most every student will need. Continue reading »

Aug 262015
 

Did you just purchased a new home and you’d like a few noticeable yet inexpensive updates?   Or maybe like us, you’ve lived in your kitchen for a few years and you want a fresh look without breaking the bank.  Whatever the case may be, you can make an impact in the kitchen for not a lot of money with these budget kitchen remodel ideas.

Budget Kitchen Remodel Ideas

5 Under $100: Budget Kitchen Remodel Ideas - if you're looking to freshen up your kitchen without breaking the bank, here are 5 inexpensive remodeling projects under $100 each. Try one or all! Continue reading »

Aug 212015
 

This shop and my Descendants DIY jars has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and love for villains are mine alone. #Disney #VillainDescendants #CollectiveBias

I’ve always had a little bit of a soft side when it comes to Disney Villains.  Is it a matter of choice, or are they a product of their circumstances?  I mean, it’s hard to hear the backstory of Maleficent and not feel at least a smidge of sympathy for her.

Disney Descendants DIY Painted Jar with Mal's icon. Great to store your Descendants doll accessories in!

When I started to see commercials for Disney’s Descendants I knew I wanted to watch the premiere on The Disney Channel.  Fortunately my little Disney “mini me” Bubbles was happy to oblige and we sat down to watch it together.  I wasn’t disappointed – it was great! Continue reading »

Aug 182015
 

This Cherry Lime Rickey mocktail recipe is a partnered post. All words & opinions are my own.

A few weeks ago Louisville hosted the annual Brews, Blues & BBQ Festival.  I had never been before so when I was offered to tickets to attend, I was excited at the prospect of checking out something new.  The event was Friday night through Sunday and as Austin’s going away party was on Saturday, we planned to go on Sunday.

Cherry Lime Rickey Mocktail Recipe - easy and refreshing, this mocktail would make a great sip for a girl's night in, a summer garden party, or even a bridal shower

The weather hadn’t been exactly awesome but by the time the start of the festival rolled around on Sunday it seemed like the weather was going to cooperate for a few hours.  Apparently that wasn’t the case for the festival venue, however.  After driving through a sizable amount of water to get to the location, we were told the city had deemed it unsafe and cancelled the festival. Continue reading »

Aug 112015
 

This shop and my summer fun BFF gift tote has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions, nostalgia and BFF memories are mine alone. #ShareYourSummer #CollectiveBias #ad

My friend Emily and I always seemed to find something fun to get into during the summers.  Bonfires, taking road trips to Old Orchard Beach, watching Grease while eating take out from the local diner.  Even during our college years summers were our time for catching up and having adventures.

BFF Gift Idea: Share summer fun with your BFF with a Summer Must Haves Beach Tote

Summer stretches out longer here in Kentucky but back in Maine there’s not too much longer before kids go back to school and summer winds down.  Both Emily and her husband work in the school system so their slightly more carefree days are about to end, too.  Before that happens, though, I’m sending her a BFF gift – a beach tote full of summer must-haves to remind her of all our fun times! Continue reading »