Jan 012017
 

It’s always fun to take a little time at the start of the year to reflect on the one previous.  Part of that process for me is to take a look at all the posts from the last year to see what you really found useful.

Top 10 Posts of 2016 from Views From the 'Ville - recipes, DIY projects, home makeover ideas & more

My goal each time I write something is to hopefully provide you with an actionable idea or project.  A recipe you can make for your family, a DIY project you can recreate, or an activity that your family can enjoy together.  I love when you take the time to leave me comments so I know exactly which of these you’re loving. Continue reading »

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 »