Jan 012016

There are so many times when I’m writing a post and I get really excited about what I’m sharing with you.  I always think to myself “Man, I hope they all like this as much as I do!”.  So when I look back at the top posts from the previous year and I see some of my own favorites, it makes me very happy.

Top 10 Posts of 2015 from Views From the 'Ville: Recipes, DIY Projects & More

Here are last year’s top ten posts, as selected by pageviews. Continue reading »

Dec 052015

While my daily ‘uniform’ these days mostly consists of jeans and a t-shirt, I do still love fashion.  When I worked in a corporate office, I loved picking out suits and cute shoes, and finding the perfect accessories.

Whether you’re buying for a true fashionista or “fashionista lite” like myself, I’m sure there’s a gift below that they would love to have!  Some of the products below were provided and the post may include affiliate links.

Duri Nail Polish

Last Minute Fashionista Gifts: Duri Cosmetics Revel in Luxury Nail Polish Collection

Nail polish is one of my favorite accessories.  It’s the most inexpensive way I know to change up my look and stay on trend each season.  The Revel in Luxury collection from Duri Cosmetics has pretty new shades for winter.  Some of my favorites include Posh, Oh My Stars, and Paint the Town. Continue reading »

Oct 152014

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Growing up in Maine, there were always plenty of adventurous winter activities in which to participate.  Skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating parties, ice fishing.  You name it, we were outside doing it.

Take Your GoPro HERO Camera to the Ski Lifts! #GoProatBestBuy

There were always some awesome moves being showed off on the mountain, or cool things we would have loved to capture while out riding a trail (hello, bears).  But that was before smartphones, and most of the time you didn’t really even want to bring a camera, as they weren’t designed to take the beating of an active lifestyle.  So when GoPro cameras came out, I thought “hey, it’s about time!”. Continue reading »

Jul 222014

This DIY movie lovers gift basket post is sponsored by Pop Secret. All thoughts and words are my own.

I haven’t met too many people – any people? – that have said “I don’t really like movies”. The type of movie they enjoy may vary greatly from person to person, but everyone seems to enjoy them. Which is why a movie lovers gift basket is one of my go-to gift giving ideas.

DIY Movie Lovers Gift Basket for Under $10

These gift baskets are easy to put together, and with a little planning ahead, are really inexpensive. For example, I recently picked up a big popcorn bowl at Walmart in their summer clearance for $1. A set of four matching smaller bowls was also just $1. And you could always hit up one of the dollar stores, too. Continue reading »

Jun 192014

This graduation gifts guide is brought to you by Microsoft and SocialMoms. All thoughts and words are my own.

Graduation season is in full swing and will run for the next couple of weeks. Having three graduates in our immediate family – Austin graduating from high school and Ashley graduating from college, and one of my brothers graduating from college, also – graduation gifts have certainly been on my mind.

All of our graduates are in different stages of life which can make it a little harder to come up with just the right gift.  If you’re in the same situation, I’ve put together a gift guide for you to hopefully make it a little easier for you!

Graduation Gifts for the College-Bound

Graduation Gift Ideas: Graduation Gifts for the College Bound

If your graduate is heading off to college, one of the first things they’ll need is a computer.  If you’re going this route, can I suggest a laptop?  When I was in college everyone was still mostly taking notes with a pen and paper, or the occasional voice recording stick, but now a lot of people like to just type them up on their laptop. Continue reading »