Aug 182014
 

For whatever reason, our master bedroom has always been the most neglected room in our house.  The walls are still bare aside from paint, and the only furniture has been our bed and a small table with a white noise machine and a humidifier.

Exciting, I know.

We’ve said for years “we really should get a dresser” or “some drawers would be nice”.  We even checked out a few furniture stores.  So much of what we looked at just didn’t seem to be of good value, didn’t fit our style, or wasn’t right for the space.

Sauder Website - Made in the USA Furniture

When I was offered the opportunity to peruse the Sauder website and select a piece of furniture, I was cautiously optimistic.  I had heard great things about the company and their quality in the past, so I was just hoping to find something that fit our style and the space. Continue reading »

Jul 282014
 

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Have you ever had anyone give a little sniff and ask you, “What’s that smell?”. And you have no idea, because you can’t smell it? If you’ve found yourself in this situation, you may be suffering from noseblindness!

Cure Noseblindness with Febreze! #Noseblind #DDDivas

What, exactly, is noseblindness? Well, over time, we all become accustom to the odors around us. Odors from various activities – like baking, for example – can stay airborne or cling to soft surfaces. When the odors stick around, they start to blend in, leaving you “nasally challenged” to your own environment. Continue reading »

Jul 252014
 

I created this free boating printable subway art in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Discover Boating. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

As a Discover Boating Ambassador for the summer, last month I shared with you all some tips for renting and how to choose a boat for your outing or vacation.  I hope they were of some help to anyone looking to get out on the water this summer!

Sunset on the Lake

We haven’t yet had the chance to go out ourselves; the summer simply has been more busy that we had expected.  Between graduations and work and helping Ashley shop for and get settled into her new apartment and job, there hasn’t been a lot of extra time. Continue reading »

Jun 232014
 

Growing up crafts were one of my favorite things to do.  I still enjoy being up to my elbows in glue and paint when I have the chance, so I’m particularly excited that Bubbles is showing interest in crafts, as well.

A little while ago the folks at Michael’s asked if Bubbles and I would like to attend their fun annual Passport to Imagination series as their guest this summer.  This year Michael’s has partnered with seven of North America’s best museums to create a museum road trip.  Each day, kids will experience culture through crafts with projects inspired by world-class museum exhibits.

Butterfly Crafts at the Michaels Passport to Imagination Program

Last week was the kick-off week and each class – held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – celebrated the Field Museum of Chicago.  Based on the projects I saw listed for the week, I decided to take Bubbles to the Friday class.  When she found out that we were going to be making butterflies and treefrogs she was super-excited. Continue reading »

May 282014
 

I’m working with Tilex® on a paid basis, but my opinions are my own.

Cleaning the bathroom is not most people’s favorite tasks. With these bathroom cleaning tips, though, hopefully the task will be a bit easier and go a bit faster!

5 Easy Bathroom Cleaning Tips #Tilex

Toss the Junk

Before you can get things really clean, you’ll want to declutter as much as possible. It’s easy for samples, bottles of nail polish, and the like to pile up. Be as ruthless as possible; if you haven’t used it in a month or two, it’s probably time for it to go (most cosmetics and bathroom products have a shelf-life, anyway). Continue reading »