Jan 242016

I love link parties.  I get a ton of inspiration for recipes, crafts, DIY and more!  I figured that I’ve been such a long-time fan of them, that I would try my hand at hosting my own so you can find weekly inspiration, too.

Weekly Sunday Showcase Linky Party featuring your best DIY, recipes, crafts, travel, blogging tips, and more!

Each week I will choose a few of my favorites to feature during the next week’s party.  I’ll also share a “reader’s favorite”, the one that received the most views by those visiting each week. Continue reading »

Jan 162016

Back when I worked for MBNA, our office was only about two miles away from the nearest Dunkin’ Donuts.  At least once a day someone was making a run for our building, keeping us fueled with coffee and donuts.

The Chicken Apple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich is back at Dunkin' Donuts & is available all day!

But Dunkin’ Donuts is more than just coffee and donuts.  They also have a fairly extensive line of breakfast sandwiches, bakery sandwiches, and both hot and cold specialty drinks.  And to kick off the new year, they’ve brought back their Chicken Apple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich. Continue reading »

Nov 012015

Welcome to the Views From the ‘Ville 2015 Holiday Gift Guide!  I hope you’ll find items for every person on your list.


Carol Burrnett Show: The Lost Episodes Collector's Edition DVD SetCarol Burrnett Show: The Lost Episodes Collector’s Edition

Buy Carol Burrnett Show: The Lost Episodes

Crafting with Wood Pallets Project Ideas BookCrafting With Wood Pallets

Buy Crafting With Wood Pallets

The Wonder Years: Complete Series on DVD with Metal LockerThe Wonder Years: Complete Series

Buy The Wonder Years: Complete Series

The Midnight Special 11 DVD Boxed SetThe Midnight Special

Buy The Midnight Special 11 DVD Boxed Set

The Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-rayOriginal Christmas Classics Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Buy Original Christmas Classics

For Kids

Zing Firetek Zeon Light Up Bow in GreenZing Firetek Zeon Bow

Buy Deluxe Craft Box

Tubby Table Bath Time Play TableTubby Table

Buy Tubby Table w/ Non-Slip Bath Mat

Original BedBug Recordable PlushOriginal BedBug Recordable Plush

Buy Original BedBug

PomTree Stuck on Fun Crafting Kits for KidsPomTree Stuck on Fun Crafting Kits

Buy PomTree Stuck on Fun

Hasbro Play-Doh Cake Mountain PlaysetPlay-Doh Cake Mountain Playset

Buy Play-Doh Cake Mountain Playset

Hasbro Easy-Bake OvenEasy-Bake Oven

Buy Easy-Bake Oven


LONDON SOHO NEW YORK Disney Villain BagsDisney Villain Cosmetic Bags

Buy Disney Villain Cosmetic Bags

Duri Collection Revel in Luxury Nail PolishesDuri Cosmetics Nail Polishes

Buy Duri Nail Polishes

Beth Quinn Designs Blessed Mama Charm NecklaceBeth Quinn Designs Blessed Mama Charm Necklace

Buy Blessed Mama Necklace

Custom Oakley Sunglasses - Flak JacketCustom Oakley Sunglasses: Flak Jacket

Buy Oakley Sunglasses

For Foodies

Acacia Creations Artisan ProductsAcacia Creations Acacia Wood Rectangular Bowl

Buy Rectangular Bowl

Community Coffee K-CupsCommunity Coffee K-Cups

Buy Community Coffee K-Cups

Imusa Caldero, Tortilla Press, Lemon Squeezer and Tortilla WarmerImusa Cooking Products

Buy Imusa Cooking Products

Black and Decker Countertop Convection Toaster OvenBlack & Decker Countertop Convection Toaster Oven

Buy Black&Decker Convection Toaster Oven

Hamilton Beach 10-cup Stack and Snap Food ProcessorHamilton Beach 10-cup Stack and Snap Food Processor Tribest Mason Jar Personal BlenderTribest Mason Jar Personal Blender

Buy Tribest Mason Jar Personal Blender

For Techies

GIV Mobile Cellular ServiceGIV Mobile and BLU Advance 4.0 Cell Phone

Buy GIV Mobile

D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud RouterD-Link Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router

Buy D-Link Wireless Router

Epson Expression Premium XP-520 Small-in-One® All-in-One PrinterEpson Expression Premium XP-520 Printer

Buy Epson Expression Printer

Personalized iPhone 5c Speck Gemshell CaserPersonalized iPhone 5c Speck Gemshell Case

Buy iPhone 5c Speck Case

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 »