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Monday, September 17, 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!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Create a Soothing Slumber with SoundSpa by HomeMedics! #SlumberScents #goodnightsleep

     A good night's sleep is one of the most important factors to a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, it can be one of the hardest things to achieve. I don't know how many nights I've laid awake tossing and turning with my mind racing. For new moms, it's even worse. If your little one isn't enjoying solid sleep, you aren't either.

     A friend of mine insists that it's all about the environment and the ambiance. She recommended a white noise machine and essential oils to create a soothing, peaceful send off to sleep, and she swears by a humidifier during dry seasons. After listening to her advice, I decided it was worth a try. After searching online, I was most impressed with all of the functions that the HoMedics® SoundSpa® Slumber Scents offered. It's an alarm clock, noise machine and diffuser all in one! I loved the idea of decluttering my nightstand and using this SoundSpa as an all-in-one device. So, did it make a difference? After one week of giving it a go, here are my thoughts...

Friday, August 24, 2018

Waterpik® Chrome PowerSpray+™ Dual Shower Head #homemakeover #homeupgrades

This month we are focusing on easy ways to update our home. Our bathrooms had been looking pretty tired, but we found that simply upgrading the shower head makes a big difference. It's an affordable start to modernizing the room. Forget bringing in a handyman because this is about as easy as any DIY project can get.

We chose the Waterpik® Chrome PowerSpray+ Dual Shower Head for it's sleek design and multi-spray versatility. It provides six handheld spray and one rainfall spray setting. The 2-way diverter of this Waterpik® model allows you to switch easily between the handheld and the fixed mount shower head. Both heads feature a variety of spray settings that allow the water force to be adjusted. It's like a spa experience for your home! 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Thirty-One Gifts Cindy Tote for the Fall Season #backtoschool #traveltote #personalizedgift

     The new school year is here again, which means it's time to reclaim my 'bag lady' status! Whether you're a college student, teacher, or other professional, I think we can all agree that a quality tote is essential. There are plenty of cute bags out there, but I have a hard time finding something that will last. I've searched high and low for a stylish tote that offers enough pocket storage and strap durability to last an entire season. Thankfully, Thirty-One Gifts didn't let me down. Check out my new Cindy Tote and matching Mini Zipper Pouch! I have a feeling you're going to want one, too. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Berkshire Leg Wear for the Fall Season #berkshirelegs #alookforeveryleg #itfitsitflatters

I love Fall fashion, so I was really excited about the opportunity to try Berkshire Leg Wear as a way to kick off the season. Pantyhose are a great way to add some flare to your outfit. Add a bold texture and pattern or stay classic and elegant with an ultra sheer style. Whichever you prefer to pull your look together, I have gorgeous pairs of pantyhose to recommend this season. Check them out below!

Wednesday, August 8, 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!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Back to School with Pre-Made School Supply Kits #supplylist #schoolsupplies #techpack

Back-to-School shopping has begun! While we appreciate the amazing summer sales, we don't look forward to the crowded aisles and long lines that come with collecting everything on the classroom supply list. This year, Blu School Supplies is saving us some of the time, stress and hassle with their pre-made supply packs. We went with the Junior High/High School Kit with 19" Tech Pack, but they offer a variety of age-specific packs to suit any students needs as well. Since these kits are sold by the case (4 per case), it's perfect for large families! For smaller families, we recommend getting together with other parents and ordering together to take advantage of this major savings. At $16.60 per kit, you just can't beat the price!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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

     With the new school year upon us, help your child's teacher start the year off right with the proper writing supplies. 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!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Celebrate Back-to-School Book Traditions with National Geographic! #kidsbooks #teachergifts

We can't believe that the new school year is almost here already! Summer always seems to fly by, but we love to keep Back-to-School time positive and fun with book-giving traditions. It's such a simple tradition, but we find that treating the first day of school as a celebration sets kids on the right track for another year of learning and improving literacy skills. It's a great time to get creative and find books that really suit your children's personalities. 

Some of our favorite book collections have come from National Geographic Kids. They have a nice variety of educationally-focused books that are written and illustrated in such a way that they appeal to a wide range of kids. They're also made really well, so they've held up for us for a very long time. (The Angry Birds collection is still a big hit.)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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.