Fall entertaining

Get Your Backyard Ready for Fall Entertaining

For many of us, fall is a great time to head outside to enjoy the fresh air and cooler temperatures. In fact, we can’t wait to relax with friends or host a cookout. But is your backyard ready for guests? If you’re looking for more ways to dress up your backyard beyond just raking the […]

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Sassy Steals Giveaway

SassySteals Giveaway

  Do you love finding bargains on the hottest new products? Are you a gadget girl or perhaps a fashionista? If your budget is limited but you still want to step out in style, then SassySteals is just the site for you! Not only does this website have a name that makes you smile, it is […]

Mabel's Labels

Mabel’s Labels Review

Like most parents, I struggle to keep all of my kids’ stuff together for school and extracurricular activities. It seems like there is just so much: gym shoes, lunchboxes, homework folders, dance bags and soccer gear, to name a few. And it never fails that we leave something behind or mistakenly take home someone else’s […]

Yellow Daisy Festival sign

Fantastic Finds at Yellow Daisy Festival

When I was growing up, my mom, sister and I frequented local arts and crafts shows both near and far away. We saw cross-stitched Christmas ornaments, handmade clothing, artificial flower arrangements, and wind chimes created with glass bottles, silverware and stained glass. Through the years, those shows dwindled away, and at the remaining shows the […]


Carnival - Cucina del Capitano

Carnival Dining Continues to Amaze

Ever since Carnival Cruise Lines implemented its new Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement program in 2011, the cruise line has continued to roll out new dining options as each ship undergoes renovation. So when the invitation came to visit the Carnival Sunshine, I eagerly accepted so I could have a firsthand look at the ship’s […]

Have Luggage, Will Travel

Have Luggage, Will Travel Giveaway

#SummerDreams Have Luggage, Will Travel Sweepstakes hosted by: Mom Powered Media & co-hosted by: Mumblebee Inc. Summer is just around the corner, and, if you’re like me, you are ready to hit the road! Wouldn’t packing your bags be more enjoyable with this five-piece set of Tag Coronado II Spinner Luggage PLUS a $150 Old […]

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Clorox Green Works

Going Green the Easy Way

I try to do my part to help the environment. I turn off the water while brushing my teeth. I try to recycle as much as I can. I even stop (occasionally) to pick up litter on the side of my street as I drive through my neighborhood to my house. But, sometimes, I don’t […]

front landscape

Tips for Changing Your Landscape

Fall is coming, and there’s no better time to re-evaluate your yard to see where you want improvement and changes. Whether it’s planting some trees and flowers, installing a new retaining wall, or digging it all up and starting from scratch, the time is now to revamp your landscape. Before digging up that shrub or […]


Men's Wedding Rings

Three Questions To Ask When Selecting Men’s Wedding Rings

This is a sponsored post from shaneco. Although they receive much less attention than their counterparts across the altar, men’s wedding rings are a significant and central part of a marriage ceremony as much as the woman’s ring. Tradition and custom are deeply engrained in many people’s understanding of marriage etiquette, of course, and there […]

Thank You

Saying “Thank You”

Getting married brings a lot of excitement to our lives. We spend a great deal of time shopping for the dress, choosing the flowers and planning the honeymoon, to name a few of the tasks. And who can deny the joy that arrives with every beautifully wrapped wedding present? Unfortunately, that delight is tempered slightly […]

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UFC Gym Perimeter

Kickin’ It Up at UFC Gym Perimeter

Like most parents, I’m always looking for fun ways to get my kids up and active for a little while. Not only does it bode well for their health, but it’s good for me if they burn up some of their endless energy. Recently, my kids had the opportunity to participate in a kids class […]

BISSELL cleaning formula

Review: BISSELL Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine

When I heard about the BISSELL Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine, I was intrigued. After all, I have two very active kids, so keeping my carpets clean is a constant challenge. I’ve seen and heard about different steam and deep cleaning carpet cleaners before, but I didn’t know which ones truly would do the job. […]