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Friday, October 19, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Give Twice with Fuego Box Chili Cause Crate #FuegoBox #prostatecancer

The holiday season is all about giving and what's better than donating to a good cause, while completing your holiday shopping at the same time? Fuego Box is letting us do just that with the Chili Cause Crate! Spice up someone's life with the Chili Cause Crate for $49.95 and $5 will go directly to a cause near and dear to our hearts — prostate cancer research. Even better, the crate includes over $65 worth of delicious, upscale items! It's the perfect way to
 combine gift-giving with humanitarian research.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Bose Home, Soundbar and Bass Module #ad, @Bose @BestBuy #bosesmartspeakersatbestbuy

We are huge fans of the superior sound quality that Bose prides itself on. Bose smart home speakers and soundbars are powerfully simple, featuring the most dynamic, wall-to-wall sound coupled with premium, sleek designs. Seriously, the entertainment possibilities are mind boggling! Now available at Best Buy, the new Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars are equipped with built-in voice control for Amazon Alexa that puts millions of songs at the tip of your tongue. Just speak it and hear it play! Sit and enjoy because with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® compatibility, you can wirelessly stream whatever you want, however you want.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player #ad @BestBuy @madebygoogle

     See it, Stream it! This season, Best Buy offers the latest Google Chromecast for all your streaming needs. Watch movies, shows, live TV, YouTube, and photo streaming right to your TV from all of your family's favorite devices using just your voice. No remote, no hassle! It's as easy as plugging the Google Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV. You can stream your favorites right from your phone with just a tap. Watch shows, listen to playlists, and more. Know what else? While streaming, you can still use your phone, just as you normally do.

Friday, October 12, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Door County Coffee and Tea Company #gourmetcoffee #holidayblend

The holidays are fast approaching and nothing compliments all the fun and festivities better than the aroma of holiday-inspired, flavored coffee! This year, we've found the perfect gourmet collection for the coffee lovers in your life. Door County Coffee and Tea Company's unique seasonal flavors are our top pick for the 2018 holiday season. Put the 1.5 full-pot bags together as a rich, decadent gift set, or use them as individual stocking stuffers! 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Give Your Kids Goosebumps on Halloween! #scholastic #Halloweengifts

Halloween is only a few weeks away! We go all out for this holiday, complete with house decorations, themed food (dinner includes 'zombie fingers') and Halloween gifts. With so many happy memories of trick-or-treating with friends growing up, we fully support carrying on the tradition. However, as parents, I bet we're not alone in saying that we're less than thrilled with the pounds of candy that the kids collect by the end of the night. This is where our Halloween gifts come in! We do let the kids choose a few special pieces of candy to celebrate the night with (after it's thoroughly checked, of course), but each year we like to find something special that doesn't include a candy-high and over-sugared teeth. After talking with other parents, it seems that this idea is becoming a lot more popular. This year we chose a few books from the Goosebumps Most Wanted series by R.L. Stine.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Take the Hassle out of Halloween with #TrickorTreat #HalloweenCandy

Halloween is creeping up on us! It's one of our favorite holidays, but between the costumes, the candy shopping and the parties, it gets hectic and time consuming. This year, we've decided to make life a little easier on ourselves with the help of After perusing their site, we found exactly the candy variety we wanted and had it delivered directly to our door. No trips to the store to wander through the candy aisle needed! With that checked off the list, it leaves more time to actually enjoy the holiday.

     Candy Warehouse has a fantastic selection to chose from. We selected the 175 piece Hershey's Halloween Pumpkin Bowl because it contained such a nice variety of popular candies that we know our neighborhood kids will be excited to receive. The package arrived today and it is exactly what we expected, all the way down to the festive reusable pumpkin container!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Celebrate Halloween in Style! #DesignByHumans #graphictees #holidaygiftguide

     Halloween is one of our family's favorite holidays. We love to go all in on clothes, costumes, candy and decorations. Being Disney fans as well, when we came across the 'Halloween the girl with the crocodile' shirt on the Design by Humans site, we had to have it to celebrate Halloween! Those of you who are Haunted Mansion fans will recognize the design as one of the story panels shown when you enter the first room of the ride. It's such a unique Halloween design that brings a lot of fun and conversation between people who recognize exactly what it is. 

    The shipping for this shirt was fast and the 100% cotton material makes for a super soft graphic tee. With the holidays right around the corner, this is a great place to find unique gifts for friends and family. They also design phone covers, mugs, notebooks and more.

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!