Get The Dream Kitchen You’ve Always Wanted! @BestBuy @LGUS #Ad

    When I had my kitchen completely remodeled last year, it was one of the most exhilarating experiences that I have had as a homeowner. It was such a treat to see my vision come to life and I absolutely insisted on having matching appliances so they could be the Crown Jewels of my new kitchen. There must be something about getting older because I get so excited about purchasing major appliances these days! Best Buy has always been our go-to retailer for everything appliance related.     The new LG Matte Black Kitchen that is available at Best Buy and it is a homeowner's dream come true. Its exclusive Matte Black stainless steel combines the timeless look of stainless steel with a luxe and low-gloss matte finish that compliments any kitchen décor. The best part is that these LG smart kitchen appliances are wi-fi and voice-enabled, allowing you to control your kitchen appliances remotely -- from changing settings, to checking the status, or turning on or off.     Smart appliances … [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...]

Get Your Kitchen Ready For Family Night! @Glad #Ad

*I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of TapInfluence and Glad and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     As the mother of two sons, I consider it my personal responsibility to teach them the life skills that they will need to be independent and productive members of the community once they become adults.  This includes spending time with them teaching them how to take care of things around the house such as cleaning, cooking and doing laundry.  Every week, we spend a family night reinforcing how to get things done in these areas and it is also a wonderful opportunity to bond and spend quality time together.     This past week, I taught my boys how to get the kitchen ready for entertaining when the whole family comes over.  We love to get everyone together for the holidays and it is important to make sure that the kitchen is clean and … [Read more...]

7 Creative Uses For Paper Towels

    When you have a spill, the first thing you might do is run for paper towels. Sure paper towels are perfect for cleaning up spills and drips, but did you know that they are capable of so much more? You may never look at paper towels the same again after reading these 7 creative uses for paper towels below. It turns out, they are pretty practical to keep around the home, and by that I mean in more than just the kitchen. Here are some uses to get you started. 1. Make herbs last longer.
 If you want your fresh herbs to last longer, wrap them in a damp paper towel and set them in a cool place like the refrigerator. This will help keep them moist and prevent any drying out or wilting until you are ready to use them. 2. Feed your compost bin.
 Paper towels are perfect for your compost bin since they contain carbon. When you are done using a paper towel, rinse it out well to remove any of the product that was on it, shred it, and toss it into your compost bin. It will … [Read more...]

Deliver A Better Clean For The Whole Family! #TweetFromTheSeat @Charmin #Ad

    I just finished cleaning the bathroom and, as a mother of two boys and the only female in this house, I clean up a lot of urine.  Yes, I know that is TMI or "Too Much Information" but, if you have boys in your home you know exactly what I am talking about.  Over the years I have tried to figure out why so much urine ends up all over the bathroom and I have decided that it must have something to do with aim.     Never mind cleaning underwear when you have boys.  There always seem to be a battle to keep all of their underwear clean and I've decided that this might have something to do with the toilet paper that we have been using in past years.  The truth is that I am way too busy playing life’s many roles to have to worry about my boys being clean leaving the bathroom. That’s why Charmin Ultra Strong is designed to get a better clean so my family can use less.     Since I started adding Charmin Ultra Strong to our bathroom … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids How To Do Laundry With The Purex PowerShot! #PurexInsiders #Giveaway @Purex #Ad

    I've always been a firm believer in empowering my children to be independent.  This has been due to the fact that I want them to be self-sufficient in the future and because I am a full-time Working Mom so everyone has to contribute to the household chores.  Although I always do the bulk of the laundry, I have been teaching my older son how to load the washing machine and the dryer in order to wash his school uniforms on a weekly basis.     One of the greatest challenges of teaching him how to wash and dry clothes has been helping him to gauge how much detergent to pour out depending on the amount of clothing that he is washing.  I've noticed that he sometimes uses too much because I see suds in the machine even after the load is done washing.  Recently, I have figured out the solution to this problem since Purex PowerShot detergent does the measuring for you!     New Purex PowerShot detergent makes our lives more simple because it takes the guesswork out of our laundry routine … [Read more...]

Introducing The New Keurig 2.0 Hot Beverage Brewing System! @Keurig #Keurig #Giveaway #Ad

    Last year was the first time that I received the Keurig Brewing System.  I was so excited about being able to enjoy my coffee one cup at a time.  Not only was my new Keurig easy to use, but the coffee tasted delicious each and every time.  My husband even commented that he didn't think he would ever want another brewing system again.  We have been enjoying our Keurig ever since.     Recently, Keurig introduced the new Keurig 2.0 hot beverage brewing system.  It is the first Keurig brewer with the ability to brew both a single cup and a four-cup carafe at the touch of a button.  This was music to my ears because now, I would have more beverage choices and be able to brew coffee for more than one person as easily as I have become used to doing with my Keurig.     I love that the new K-Carafe packs allow you to brew up to four cups of coffee at once.  This feature will be especially useful during the holidays when my family is visiting.  My brother and his wife are huge coffee … [Read more...]

How To Transform Your Living Room Step By Step…

    Those of you who follow me on social media know that I have been very busy remodeling my living room for the past two months.  Let me tell you, it was definitely time!  The last time we bought new furniture was in 2005 and it was definitely starting to show in the condition of our couches and our tables.  It had gotten to the point, towards the end of Spring that I just couldn't take it anymore. The living room had gotten so cluttered and run-down that it was starting to make me psychologically ill.  What I mean by that is that I would just dread walking into the room at all.     My first thought was that I was going to have to find someone to come and paint.  I realize that many people paint their own homes and I actually painted this room almost seven years ago.  The truth is that I hated painting and it was a big job for me to do alone even though Hubby helped me paint the areas I couldn't reach and finished the edges around the ceiling.  Since I had painted the walls … [Read more...]

Spray Wrinkles Away With Downy Wrinkle Releaser! #WonderBottle @DownyWRPlus #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Downy. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you for participating. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.       This past weekend, I had a great time Friday and Saturday but I found myself feeling a little under the weather on Sunday.  Normally, Sunday is the day that I try to catch up on housework and ironing my husband's shirts for the week.  Anybody who knows me knows that ironing is my least favorite chore and this is especially the case when I am not feeling well to begin with.  Luckily, I can now simply spray wrinkles away with Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus.     As a Working Mom, I just don't have the time to unfold the ironing board and wait for the iron to heat up whenever I have to iron clothes, bed sheets, or other linens.  Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus allows me to imply spray clothes or fabric, tug out any visible wrinkles, smooth the fabric, allow each garment to dry and it will be wrinkle, … [Read more...]

Pamper Yourself With The Liquid Hand Soap Decor Collection! #SoftSoap #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Colgate-Palmolive. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating. All opinions are my own.     This has been a very rough week in our house.  We are currently redecorating our living room and our kids' room so we have been very busy.  I've also been changing the colors around in our bathroom because it is my favorite room in the house and I love making sure that it always smells and looks great.     I'm very excited to share that I was able to dress up my sink with some beautiful accessories that not only express my unique style but also look great and smell even better.  The new liquid hand soap Décor Collection from SoftSoap has a delicious variety of spring scents and comes in lovely bottles that add an air of elegance to our bathroom.     The line comes in three enticing scents, Peony & Plum, Orchid Petals & Mint Water, and Wild Basil & Lime. At just $2.49 a … [Read more...]