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Saturday, May 19, 2018

DIY: Brighten Your Garden with Breck's Dinnerplate Dahlias! #onlinegardenshop #gardeningtips

Those of you who follow us regularly are are familiar with our gardening trials and tribulations. Trying to figure out Florida soil has been no easy fete! After much research and plenty of impromptu talks with some serious gardeners, we decided dahlias are the answer. These perennial flowers are supposed to be a breeze to grow and are absolutely stunning as they bloom. A local florist in our neighborhood recommended planting dahlia bulbs (tubers, actually) and pointed us in the direction of Breck's online shop, which as it turns out, is amazing! We reached out to Breck's to give their bulbs a try and were pleasantly surprised with the wide variety of plants they offer and the wealth of helpful gardening information. Check out our planting photos below!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Home Makeover: How to Paint Perfect Stripes on Your Wall #Wooster #paintsupplies

This weekend, we decided to tackle one of our biggest home make-over projects of the season by adding a modern style to our guest bedroom walls. We've been wanting to try something a little more funky and fun, but my husband and I are amateurs when it comes to painting. We did our research as far as the process goes, and I think it turned out pretty great, if I do say so myself! One of the things that helped us the most was using the right painting supplies, so I've put together a quick 'How-to' below and included the Wooster painting supplies that made this project a million times easier. Check it out below!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Make Mother's Day Delectable with Zingerman's Coffee & Cake Pairing Box! #gourmetgifts #giftsforher


     Each Mother's Day, we take extra care to find a decadent gift for the Moms in our family. This year, we have found the best gift yet with Zingerman's Classic Coffee and Cake Pairing Box! This gourmet gift set includes rich, sweet and salty, all in one artfully decorated box. It's sure to be a crowd pleaser with everyone in our family and we love that the door-to-door delivery they offer saves us shopping and wrapping time! Check out what's included below...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Save with Energy Star Washers and Dryers at Best Buy #BestBuyCSR #ENERGYSTAR

Do we love doing the laundry? No. It's time-consuming and does no favors to our utility bills. In our home, it seems like laundry is a never-ending chore. With as many loads as we do each week, an ENERGY STAR ® certified washer and dryer is a must. It keeps our bills low and we like knowing that we're minimizing the impact on the environment as well! 

We just purchased a new washer and dryer from Best Buy this month and can't say enough about how easy they made it. The delivery men were extra careful taking them up our new stairs and had each installed in a snap. 

If you're in the market for a new set, Best Buy's ENERGY STAR ® certified selection is vast. They are committed to helping families through their commitment to positively impacting our environment, with a huge assortment of sustainable products and appliances. This includes their large selection of energy-efficient products, including ENERGY STAR ® certified electronics and appliances.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sloggers Flower Power Rain and Garden Boots #gardening #outdoor living

     My husband and I have a relatively new-found love of gardening. We started small last year with indoor house plants and felt that if we could keep them alive, we would be ready to move on to bigger and better things. When spring arrived, it was the perfect opportunity for us to try our hand at a basic vegetable garden and flower beds. So far, we're doing an awesome job, if I do say so myself! Since starting our new hobby, I've found a few must-haves to get down in the soil. One of which is a pair of true gardening boots. I used to slip on a pair of loafers or tennis shoes, which always left me battling chunks of dirt and mud in and on my shoes and irritated skin around my ankles and lower legs from lack of protection. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

6 Benefits to Planting in Flower Boxes #gardening #IKEA #AskholmenFlowerBox

     This season, my husband and I have made it our goal to update our outdoor living space and try our hand at some basic herb and vegetable gardening. Years ago, we began using flower boxes to make the most of our limited outdoor space in our D.C. apartment. Now that we live in Florida and have a large yard, we still find that flower boxes are one of the best ways to grow plants and add style to our lawn and patio area. For those of you trying to decide which style of gardening is right for you, we've provided some of the biggest benefits that flower boxes and raised beds offer below. We've also included one of our favorite flower box recommendations, the IKEA Askholmen Flower Box, for its style, functionality and affordability.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

New Google Pixelbook and Pen1 Stylus with Google Assistant Built In! #pixelbook #ad #bestbuy

     Whether you're a tech student or a Google aficionado, the new Google Pixelbook is the perfect portable computer! It's the world's first laptop with Google Assistant built in PLUS it seamlessly integrates with Android, Chrome, and the Play Store. We love the sleek, stylish design. Made of lightweight aluminum with a rotating screen, it perfectly captures the 4-in-1 balance: laptop, tablet, tent, and entertainment modes.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Christie Brinkley Authentic Beauty Makeup Collection #healthyskin #makeup #crueltyfree

For those of you who follow us regularly, you know that we are big fans of the Christie Brinkley Authentic Beauty Skincare line. Recently, we had the opportunity to try a few items from the makeup collection as well and were just as pleased with the quality. Whether you're looking for a complete daytime and nighttime look, the Prime Time Day to Night Nudes Palette, Cheek Chic Color and Contour Powder Blush and Lip Beautifully Moisture Rich Lipstick will cover any occasion! We love that they are formulated to keep skin healthier and as with all Christie Brinkley products, they are cruelty-free!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Faster, More Convenient Way to Charge Your Device #samsungmobileus #BestBuy

     Ever been out and about only to realize your phone is desperately in need of charging? Or, halfway through a long car ride, it dawns on you that you have no car adapter on hand? Our cell phones are our lifelines to our families and a way to stay connected with the world. We can't afford to have the battery run out on us when we need it the most, especially with all of the options available these days. If you're in the market for a fast, more convenient phone charger that's compatible with your busy lifestyle, check out the Samsung Change How Your Charge Event at Best Buy!

Monday, March 5, 2018

DIY: Easy Kitchen Cabinet Pull-Out Trash Bin Installation #WoodworkerExpress

     This season, one of the DIY projects that has made it to the top of our list is a kitchen cabinet pull-out trash bin drawer. We originally called around to see how much it would cost to have it done professionally and were surprised to receive quotes upwards of $400. Considering most quality trash bin installation kits on the market cost less than $200, the professional quotes we were given were pretty unreasonable. After a little research and quite a few installation videos, we felt confident this was a home improvement project we could tackle ourselves. We're happy to say say that with one successfully installed kit and only 45 minutes of our time, we made the right choice in taking on this DIY project. Check out how easy the process was below!