Choose Quality For Your Home! #BoschDishwasher @BestBuy @BoschAppliances #Ad

    Last Fall, we remodeled our kitchen and I can't even begin to describe how much work it entailed. Surprisingly, one of the things that we were the least equipped to deal with was choosing all new appliances. You wouldn't believe how many choices there are out there and it can be difficult to know which brand and style is just right for your home and your needs. This is especially true when it comes to choosing a new dishwasher.     Bosch dishwashers are known for being some of the best out there but there are many reasons why they are the World’s #1 Dishwasher Brand! If you like quiet appliances, Bosch is the quietest dishwasher brand in the U.S. Each one of their dishwashers contains 18 sound reducing technologies. As a matter of fact, its InfoLight ® lets you know it’s running.     Bosch is the most reliable dishwasher brand with the lowest repair rate according to a leading consumer publication. Their design and flexibility includes a variety of designs and door handles that … [Read more...]

Prep For The Holidays With Samsung! @BestBuy @SamsungUS #Ad

    You might not have realized it yet but, the holidays are right around the corner! As you get your home ready for entertaining friends and family during the holidays, you can count on Best Buy to help you find you the right Samsung appliances at an unbeatable price. Their expert advice can support you in preparing for and cooking some of your favorite meals.     Imagine a stove where you can use WiFI connectivity to help you remotely monitor your oven for peace of mind. You can even turn on/off, preheat, and adjust temperature or time from your smartphone for the ultimate cooking experience. The Samsung - Microwave Combination Wall Oven with Flex Duo™ can help you do just this and more!     Also, you can bring your refrigerator to the next level by getting updates on your groceries. Create shopping lists and peek inside your refrigerator from anywhere. You can even set expiration notifications to keep all your food fresh. The Samsung Family Hub 4 Door refrigerator can keep you … [Read more...]

DIY Hand Stamped Flower Towel

    Lately I have been doing a lot of research into home decor for less and tried my hand at creating a DIY Hand Stamped Flower Towel.  One of the things that I have learned is that there are many cost-effective ways to reproduce decorating ideas.  This is a great way to update the decor in your home without breaking the bank.       You would not believe how many projects can be done right at home with just a few materials.  My latest project is updating our bathroom this summer so I have also been looking at ways to add decorative towels and make it more beautiful without spending a lot.     Below you will learn how to create hand stamped flower towels just like the ones that you can purchase in retail stores: DIY Hand Stamped Flower Towel Supplies needed: - White cotton hand towel (.49 cents at IKEA) - Fabric paint in choice of colors, non puffy and non dimensional - Wood flower cut out (found at Dollar Tree or most craft stores) - Plate - Scrap paper - Paint … [Read more...]

The Tale Of The Traveling Blanky #Lysol #Giveaway #Ad

    Once your kids get older, you think that they are going to outgrow certain things including taking their favorite blanket everywhere.  That has not been the case for my younger son, he will not sleep or lay down anywhere without his favorite "Blanky" and I am constantly chasing after him to try to keep it clean.  Not only does he drag it all over the house with him but, when he is at school during the day, our dog Onyx will take it and lay on it.  I'm literally at my wits' end when it comes to keeping yucky germs off of it.     Until recently, the only tool that I had in my laundry arsenal was detergent but I have always wondered whether or not his blanket truly gets clean after every wash.  NEW Lysol® Laundry Sanitizer is a revolutionary laundry additive that kills 99.9% of bacteria that detergents may leave behind.  I love that it eliminates bacteria, even in cold water!  Having it in my laundry room has empowered me to finally think that I am protecting my family and that all … [Read more...]

Have Confidence In Your Tap Water! @ZeroWaterFilter #Giveaway #Ad

    I have to be honest with you guys, I'm not that confident in our tap water.  It's hard to ignore all of  the reports about chemicals such as Chromium 6 and Lead continuously popping up in the news threatening the drinking water in cities across the country.  Both contaminants are blamed for everything from birth defects and neurological disorders to organ deterioration and cancer.  It's scary to think that my family could be exposed to these toxins from our drinking water.     Most people either purchase expensive water filtration systems or spend billions of dollars on bottled water each year.  If you start to think about how many empty bottles of water you recycle or have lying around in your car you will realize how quickly this expense can add up!  Not to mention all the waste that is being produced from all of these discarded plastic bottles.  Factor in that you're still not getting the purest water possible. There is a better option.     ZeroWater offers an easy-to-use … [Read more...]

Take Your Food Storage To Another Level! #LockInBrilliance @Rubbermaid #Giveaway #Ad

    I've been on vacation this past week and trying to get the house ready for spring by cleaning and reorganizing some things.  My focus is always to simplify my life as much as possible since I juggle a full-time career as a teacher as well as a family and a home.  That is exactly why I was so excited to try out the new Rubbermaid Brilliance™ food storage containers!     Since my husband and I are both working parents, our everyday demands with regards to food preparation and storage can sometimes get overwhelming.  We need food storage containers that are as tough as we are and can handle the pressures of a revolving meal schedule along with our two hungry boys.  Rubbermaid Brilliance™ containers are guaranteed to be 100% leak proof and are ultra-durable to withstand all the "Tough Cookies" in our family.     We often microwave foods so I love the fact that these containers are designed with innovative vents that allow … [Read more...]

Stretch Your Remodeling Dollars! @BestBuy @SamsungUS #bbyremodeling #Ad

    This spring I have a few remodeling projects around the house that I have been hoping to get going.  Some of the things that I have been taking into consideration are the kind of budget that I will have and what exactly I want to update in each room of our home.  Best Buy makes it easy for you to stretch your remodeling dollars by offering the best deals during the season on Samsung appliances.     I'm talking about a major upgrade sale with top deals on some of the top brands which might help you to save big, really big!  They are offering up to 30% Major Appliance Top Deals.  These include minimum savings of 5%, plus, get a free $100 gift card when you buy 2 Major Appliances totaling $1500 or more.  Now, I don't know about you but I have had my eye on a Samsung French Door refrigerator so I am really excited about a sale like this one.     The Samsung Bundle & Save event, which ends on April 4th, will help you save an … [Read more...]

Hashtag Soaps

    I've been blogging since 2009 and my children have always been a part of my blog and have listened to me talking about blogging over the years.  One day, my mother was explaining to my younger son what the pound symbol is on the telephone keypad when he quickly corrected her and told her she was wrong because that was a "hashtag."     That pretty much opened my eyes to the fact that my kids were paying a lot of attention to my blogging than I gave them credit for.  Not only did my mother and I have a good laugh about it, but my son thought it was incredibly funny too when I explained to him that both he and grandma were right!  This funny encounter was the inspiration for these hashtag soaps. Hashtag Soaps  1 Cup white melt and pour soap block Yellow and blue soap colorant 1/2 teaspoon soap scent 1/2 teaspoon sweet almond oil Clear glass measuring cup Craft stick Small spray bottle of rubbing … [Read more...]

Is Your Family Always Covered? #EnjoyTheGo @Charmin #Ad

    Now that we are well into the month of January and starting February tomorrow, I thought I would check in to see how you are all doing with your New Year's resolutions.  Many of you have been exercising like crazy to decrease some of that junk in the trunk while others have been changing other aspects of their life.  My priorities center more around whether my family is "covered" at all times.  After all, who wants to get caught in the bathroom without toilet paper coverage?     I'm pretty sure that I have your attention now because I don't know anyone who hasn't gotten caught with the proverbial pants down due to a short supply of TP.  In our house, I'm pretty sure my children were creating origami with our toilet paper because there never seemed to be enough of it.  If you know anything about kids, you know that they love playing in the bathroom and getting into everything.  I've had every experience from having entire bottles … [Read more...]

Survive Spending The Holidays With Family! #EnjoyTheGo @Charmin #Ad

    This Sunday, my entire family will be descending upon our home like a plague of locusts so that we can all celebrate Christmas together.  Don't get me wrong, we all really love each other but we are all also aware that we can get on each other's nerves when we are forced to spend a significant amount of time together.  I'm sure many of you feel the same way about spending the holidays with your family.  You can't live with 'em, and you can't live without 'em!     In our home, our bathroom has become a sort of sanctuary for everyone to get a little breathing room while the rest of the family continues to annoy each other in the living room.  While pulling off a successful holiday gathering can be rewarding, sometimes the only way to recharge your batteries is to hide out in the bathroom and get some much needed peace and quiet.  Whether it be scented candles, reading material, or five-minutes of silence, I'm a firm believer that Charmin … [Read more...]