Best of DIY Linky Party (Coming Soon)


I'm throwing a party and I would love for you to come!!! This Friday myself and a few of my blogging friends are hosting a Best of DIY Link Party.  The party starts at 9:00 pm EST. Be sure you use the #BestofDIY on all your social media this week for sneak peaks, and then after the link party goes live so we can all share in the fun! … [Read more...]

Giraffes, and Kangaroos, and Zebras … Oh My!

Photo Jul 20, 10 21 32 AM

My mom and the unnamed child have always had a very close relationship. Sleepovers at mimi's meant homemade cookies, putting on their swimsuits and getting in the jacuzzi tub while sipping cocktails (orange juice) in champagne glasses, and staying up late watching tv together. Even as a teenager, it hasn't been uncommon for her to go stay the night over at Mimi's. They even watch the same tv shows (Teen Wolf, Vampire Diaries, The Originals). I'm pretty sure my mom just watches them, so she … [Read more...]

The Most Important Piece In Any Room

PicMonkey Collage

For months now, my friend has been wanting me to help decorate her 5-year-old daughter's bedroom. I told her that we would have to start with the most important piece -- the piece that makes or breaks an entire room:  the rug. It can take a simple room from bland to BAM!! Check out the two rooms down below. Both of them are fantastically decorated rooms, but the rugs are the one item that take them over the top. So when she told me that she fell in love with this nuLoom Avignon … [Read more...]

Tour Through Blogland

Turquoise Painted Chandelier

A few weeks ago, my sweet friend Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer invited me to participate in a Tour Through Blogland.  On this tour, each blogger is supposed to share a bit about ourselves, answer four questions, and introduce you to some other bloggers that I adore. Christy and I share a passion for all things turquoise, upcycling vintage furniture, and repurposing ordinary items. She is a fabulous decorator -- you have to see her amazing home! So much of the … [Read more...]

Slimfast 14-Day Slimdown

PicMonkey Collage

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Slimfast, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #14daystoslim The first week of September, I will be turning 39. The number 39 itself I have no problem with. What I do have a problem with is that it means I will be one year away from the big 4-0. What the heck? If I only live to 80, that means I will be at the halfway point. What the heck? How did … [Read more...]

What To Do When You’re Allergic To Your Furbaby


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZYRTEC®. My whole life I have had allergies. When I was in the third grade, I got the birthday present that I had been begging for ... a cat. A neighbor lady's cat had a litter of kittens born in a tree stump by her home. I picked out the runt of the litter and was so excited to bring her home. Unfortunately when the cat came home with me, my allergies got out of control. I got allergy testing and sure enough, cats and dogs were … [Read more...]

Haven Conference 2014 Recap

Ladies of Haven

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a good weekend! As promised, I have my Haven recap for you! As most of you know, I went to Atlanta a little over a week ago to attend my second Haven bloggers conference. While there, you take all sorts of classes to help improve your blog -- classes such as SEO (Search Engine Optimization), how to make money blogging, photography classes, Interior Design, how to build your brand, etc. You also can take DIY classes, such as learning how to tile, building … [Read more...]

Take a Break From Summer- #Refuel2Go with SNICKERS®

Snickers Bar and Ice Cream

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. I should install one of those revolving doors. You know the ones that go around and around?  During the summer, all I hear is the door slamming open or shut all day long. My daughter and her friends are busy people ... or so I'm told. If you looked at the state of my daughter's room, you would not think that is the … [Read more...]

Cooling Off a Hot Summer With Fruttare

Fruttare Fruit Bars

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Fruttare, but all my opinions are my own. #itsallgood #pmedia” Summer at my house means two things: a house full of teenagers, and those girls eating anything not nailed down. With the temperatures here being in the hundreds, the kids have been wanting to go up the street to the "slushy hut" every five minutes. That gets expensive in a hurry ... and they are pouring … [Read more...]

Purina One 28 Day Challenge

Gracie and Purina One

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Purina One, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #ONEDifference When you have dogs, your life can be full of surprises. A wet, stuffed raccoon laid on your chest in the middle of the night, your Maltese barking incessantly at a blue jay at 5:00 in the morning, or finding your shoe filled with triangular-shaped dog food ... because that is the only shape one of … [Read more...]