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...]

Google+ Party

Are you looking to grow your circles on google+? Do you want better SEO and increased website exposure? This is the place to be!  Welcome to the mommy is coocoo circles hop. Interested in personalized google+ training?  Get info here. Update:  We've created a Facebook group for creative bloggers who google+.  Message me here with your email address if you would like to be in to the group. … [Read more...]

Plastic Soda Bottle Puggy Bank


I've got a big treat for you today!!! My uber talented friend from Stow and Tell U is visiting today. Amy never fails to amaze me with her creative projects. She blogs about everything from craft projects to travel. Make sure you head over to her site and give her some love. Speaking of love, I am so in love with her Puggy Banks. They would make sure a fun summer craft for the kiddos! Hi All. I'm Amy and I blog over at Stow and Tell U. I'm so glad to be here, today, while Shanna is off in … [Read more...]

Vintage Chic Wedding Shower

Vintage Chic Wedding Shower Pics

  This post is part of a campaign with Shutterfly and LooksiSquare.  All opinions are entirely my own. It's almost June, and you know what that means? Wedding season! I've hosted several wedding showers in the past, and all of the party supplies at the chain stores just don't seem to cut it. When I host a shower, I like it to be more personalized to the couple, and Shutterfly is just the answer! When I decorate, I love mixing new pieces with unique, vintage items, and that is … [Read more...]