Personalized Wedding Favors

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Millennial Central for MY M&M’S. I received product samples to facilitate my review and to thank me for my participation.

Last month I talked about being an ambassador for MY M&M’S and how excited I was to order some fun personalized chocolates for my friend’s upcoming wedding! We had the customized MY M&M’S at my wedding (6 years ago!) so I know these wedding favors will look great at her wedding in August. I only used text on mine, so I was

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Creating an Outdoor Oasis! (Pier 1 Giveaway)

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.

We moved into this house about a year and a half ago and still have so far to go on decorating! Seriously, we haven’t even hung photos on the walls yet. We have an amazing outdoor space so we love to have people over and host parties… our deck is huge with a pergola, there’s a playhouse and swingset for the kids, and

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Organizing Toys: how to get the kids to help

A clean house… what’s that?! We have a bajillion toys (garage sale time!) and two toddlers, which equals one massive mess. Every day. All the time. Keeping a home organized and attractive is a challenge, especially when there are children and those children have lots of toys!

Both weekly and seasonal strategies can help create order and an opportunity to spend time with children one-on-one. Here are some tips on getting the kids involved with organizing toys…

maybe a “superhero cleaning cape” helps? 😉

Weekly Strategy: Assign each child a bin or

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Wedding Favors: personalized chocolate gifts

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Millennial Central for MY M&M’S. I received product samples to facilitate my review and to thank me for my participation.

Welcome to wedding season! When you reach the age all of your friends start to get married, you end up with years and years of wonderful celebrations. I love weddings! We have three to attend this summer and early fall. One of them is for two good friends of mine, Jason and Erin. We’ve known each other since our high school days!

I remember

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How to Budget for Home Repairs

Home repairs are not fun. Most of the time they come unexpectedly and can be quite expensive. Suddenly you have this huge bill that you weren’t planning on. We know—our furnace went out on CHRISTMAS EVE last year! Talk about great timing. That was a $4,000 Christmas present to our home, yay!

There’s a 68% chance that one of your crucial appliances and home systems will fail in any year.* (Yikes!) Plumbing systems and air conditioners are the most commonly repaired items.* Washer, Water heater, and Refrigerator are the most commonly replaced items.*

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Best Foliage Plants for Your Garden

We have so many spaces in our yard that need gardening work from the previous owners. Empty pots in the front yard, an open garden on the side of the house, a triangular shaped piece in the far end of the backyard…. I never know where to start! But I want our home to look great and I want to enjoy the scenery so here are some tips for the best foliage plants for your garden.

Designing a garden that goes beyond blooms with a healthy dose of foliage plants can really add more

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(Chocolate Glazed) Coffee Body Scrub: Dunkin’ Donuts Mug Up!

I hope you’ve been having fun with the new theme each month for the Dunkin’ Donuts Mug Up contest! I’ve had fun sharing them with you and creating my own photos 🙂 Don’t forget that there are awesome prizes up for grabs and you can enter every single day!

It’s a new month (already?!) and time for a new theme! This February we want to see your Mug Love! In honor of Valentine’s Day, show us the love! We already know you love

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