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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Get Organized in Style with bloom daily planners! #BacktoSchool #Schedules #EventPlanning

     One of the best ways to ensure a successful school year is to get organized. Staying on top of classes, coursework, and your personal life can become nothing short of crazy. Using a daily planner has always been like a lifeline to me. It keeps me organized, focused, and prepared for what's to come. Because of this, I look for a planner versatile enough to keep track of the whole month at a glance, but also one that provides room to note daily details. bloom daily planners offer all of this and more, along with super stylish designs to add a little fun to life!

Friday, August 18, 2017

4 Fantastic Gift Ideas for Teachers #UBrands #backtoschool #schoolsupplies

     With school back in session, help your child's teacher start the year off right with the proper writing utensils. Ask any teacher, especially an elementary school teacher, and they'll tell you there's no such thing as enough pencils and markers. This year, we found a brand highly recommended by a few of our neighborhood teachers, so we reached out to the good people of U Brands to give them a try. They offer some fantastic liquid chalk for labels, dry erase markers for white boards, and colored pencils that should all make it into your teacher's gift basket this school year!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How to Create Luscious Lips for Fall with L'Oréal Paris #longlastinglipstick #beauty #lips

Fall is just around the corner, which means it's time to break out the autumn color palate! Mauves, berries, oranges and reds are fantastic fall colors we look for in the L'Oréal lip line each year and they never disappoint. We've browsed this year's shades and have found a slew of fabulous colors to achieve the perfect look. Check out some of our favorites below and a quick 'How-to' for luscious lips all your own this season.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Promote Active Play with Mukikim Construct A Truck #BrainChildAward

Trucks have always been a popular toy choice for little ones. Mukikim has taken classic toy construction vehicles up a notch with their innovative Construct A Truck set. This 2-in-1 set allows kids to explore the trucks as they are, then use the included tools to take them apart and build them again. It even incorporates friction powered movement. No batteries needed! It's no surprise that Construct A Truck was chosen as the Tilly Wig Toy Awards Brain Child award winner.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Neutralize Yellow Tones and Fight Brassiness with dpHUE Cool Blonde Shampoo #highlights #blonde

     If you've got blonde hair, you've probably tried purple shampoo at one time or another. It can really help to remove the warm tones and brassiness from highlighted or dyed hair between salon visits. It can even help battle chlorine damage, remove the brassiness from grays and freshen darker hair color. Unfortunately, the problem I've found with many of these shampoos is that it they really dry out my hair. I need all the moisture I can get with my highlights, so it sometimes seems like trading one issue for another when I use purple shampoo. Who wants to choose between great color or hydrated hair? I've been doing a lot of research to find better products and after reading so many amazing reviews for the dpHue Cool Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner, I really wanted to give it a try.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Brew Tea on the Go with the Adagio ToasTEA Travel Infuser #tealovers #freshbrew

     With the school season starting up again, I've been on the hunt for a new travel mug to take my morning tea on the go with me. As I was browsing online, I came across, a fabulous tea site I hadn't known about before. As someone who drinks tea pretty much non-stop every day, I'm extremely particular about the type of tea and tea accessories I use. Adagio has taken my travel mug requirements to a whole other level with their ToasTEA travel infuser! I've never seen anything like it before. It lets you brew your tea and take it on the go all in one sleek tumbler. I even use it to brew my tea at home. Adagio also has a massive selection of loose leaf teas to choose from to go along with the infuser. Together, this would make the perfect upscale gift for tea lovers!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Back to School with Crayola Silly Scents and Classic Washables! #Crayola #schoolsupplies #forkids

As you're collecting all of the school supplies on your child's classroom checklist, add a little fun with the Crayola Silly Scents collection! I've alway found fun writing utensils to be a great motivator to get kids to unlock their creativity and practice their writing skills. The Crayola Silly Scents collection must have had this in mind, too! They've covered every avenue with scented crayons, colored pencils, and a variety of washable markers.

And of course, we've gotta start the school year off right with some Crayola classics as well! Consider putting together a special basket of Crayola items for your child's teacher this year. They spend so much of their own money on classroom materials and greatly appreciate the extra support.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Back-to-School with JanSport Right Pack Expressions Backpack #wanderlove

Now that school is starting up again, it's time to shop for the perfect backpack! These days, backpacks offer more than functionality alone. Their designs are a way to express individuality. Personally, we're long time JanSport fans in this family. I've used JanSport backpacks my whole life and the quality has never diminished over the years. I haven't found any other brand that lasts as long. In fact, I still use a JanSport backpack I bought 15 years ago every time we go to camping. Now that they offer a variety of patterns to fit anyone's personality and style, we love them even more! This year, I chose the JanSport Right Pack Expressions Backpack Wavelength design, which looks even better in person.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Affordable Smart Home Technology with FluxSmart Melody Light Bulb #BlueToothLightbulb #FluxMelody

With all the Smart Home technology on the market lately, we've been wanting to find ways to update our home for more efficiency and personalization, but at a reasonable cost. We definitely didn't want something overly complex to install, so we were excited to find an easy, plug-and-play speaker option to use throughout the house. The FluxSmart Melody Smart LED Light Bulb syncs to your own device via Bluetooth, allowing you to personalize lighting and stream your own music. The bulb installs easily into a standard socket, so any room in the house is fair game for a new experience of sound and lights! Bluetooth compatible and controlled via a simple app on your phone, the FluxSmart Melody is a snap to hook up and start the party!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Gear Up Garage Bike Rack #organization #garagestorage #bikerack #forthehome

This weekend we vowed to get our garage organized once and for all. My first goal was to find a solid bike rack to store our bikes on the wall, since it felt like an obstacle course each day trying to get to our car. After researching recommendations online, we went with the Gear Up Floor-to-Ceiling Aluminum Bike Rack and couldn't be happier with it.