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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Summer Fun with RoseArt Outdoor Sidewalk Chalk Activities! #playdates #outdoorfun


     Spring is finally here! Time to get the kids out in the fresh air to make some memories together. One of our favorite outdoor activities is sidewalk chalk, and RoseArt has taken it to a new level with their assortment of outdoor chalk paint sets. They're easy to use and allow kids to get their creative juices flowing! These sets are our go-to choice for birthday parties and playdates because they are a crowd-pleaser no matter the age or gender. Like all RoseArt products, they are easy to clean up with water and are certified non-toxic. Check them out below!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Go Wrinkle-Free Clothing with the JOY Supreme Steam My Little Steamer! #wrinklefree #clothingsteamer #HSN


    Ironing is one of my all-time dreaded chores. So much so that I find myself avoiding certain material because I don't want to deal with the wrinkles. It takes forever to iron and more often than not, my clothes aren't even wrinkle-free when I finish...until now! On a recent work trip, my coworker mentioned that she steams all of her clothes as soon as she gets to the hotel. Since she always looks fabulous, I was immediately intrigued and gave it a try for myself with the hotel steamer. It worked like a dream and I can't believe I haven't been doing this all along. The JOY 900 Watt Supreme Steam My Little Steamer is now a staple in our home and it even makes our laundry chores a little more fun! Check it out below!

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.

Tuesday, March 20, 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. 

Wednesday, March 14, 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 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!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Forget Frizz! Go Sleek and Straight with Revlon Smooth Brilliance Flat Iron #haircare


Every girl has that 'can't live without it' item in their beauty routine. Living in a humid climate, mine is hands-down my flat iron. I rely on it daily for both frizz control and styling versatility. I'm very picky about my styling tools and in the past I've shelled out a lot of money for a high-end straightener. Recently, I found a fabulous option that has all the high-end perks without breaking the bank! I've been using the Revlon Smooth Brilliance Flat Iron for about a week now and can't say enough good things about it.

Thursday, March 1, 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!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Effortless Illumination with L'Oreal True Match LUMI Collection #highlight #contour



With the warm weather around the corner, it's time to start thinking about your spring/summer look! This season, we're all about the sun-kissed glow and illuminating shine. L’OrĂ©al Paris must have read our minds because their TRUE MATCH LUMI Collection offers incredible illumination that can't be beat. Check out some of their latest products below!