The Holidays Are Coming! Time To Think About New Appliances? Prep For The Holidays With Black Stainless KitchenAid At Best Buy!

Disclosure:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free Have you seen the new Black Stainless appliances? Wow, it's impressive! Best Buy has a big selection of the new Black Stainless KitchenAid Suite of Appliances. Wow. Here's a look at the refrigerator.       Are you in love?  The Black Stainless is a softer, … [Read more...]

Visit the Best Buy Tech Home at the Mall of America in Minneapolis! #BestBuyTechHome

Disclosure:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. #BestBuyTechHome I am so excited about going to see the Best Buy Tech Home!!!  Ever since I first saw home technology in a tv show, I've been fascinated by all the leading edge advances that can make our lives easier and more comfortable at home.  There is so much technology centered around work … [Read more...]

Technology to Add Some S-C-A-R-Y FUN to Your Halloween Decorations from @BestBuy! #BestBuyHalloween

Disclosure:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. "Mirror, mirror on the wall........" It just sounds spooky, doesn't it?  Halloween is just two weeks away!  Time to decorate and start getting ready for some pranking fun.  My nine year old daughter has already picked her costume up and she is going to be an evil villain queen.  She scares … [Read more...]

Giveaway: iCoffee Opus Single-Serve Brewer (US, Ends 9/30)

Disclosure:  I was sent an iCoffee Opus Single Serve Brewer for review.  All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated. Bye-bye summer. It's getting chilly. Yesterday I reached for a jacket as the temperatures dropped. But inside, it's warm and cozy. Rise and Shine A feeling of warmth and comfort is reinforced with a hot, steaming, fragrant cup of hot coffee.  Especially in the fall and winter months, coffee is a part of my everyday … [Read more...]

DIY – Chalkboard Paint Addition to My Dining Room / Office

Remember awhile back when I painted my dining room with vapor-free Colorhouse paint?  Well, Colorhouse also makes chalkboard paint!  I was very excited to try it.  One of the first things I noticed was how easy it was to coordinate colors in the Colorhouse palette.  I decided to paint two chalkboard squares on my dining room/office wall and wanted the look of coordinating colors.  My background paint was Wool .03 and I knew that the chalkboard … [Read more...]

Cookbook Giveaway: “Everyday Confetti” (US, Ends 1/28)

I hesitated to call this a cookbook, technically it's a "go-to-guide to making holidays, birthdays, special events, and even the everyday special".  It includes so much more than recipes!  I love, love, love the book, "Everyday Confetti".  I'm a huge believer in creating positive memories by observing family traditions.  "Everyday Confetti" has ideas galore for celebrating life with your family.  And the ideas feel doable.  There not … [Read more...]

DIY – Using Paint to Update a Room

Our house was built in 1991.  It is just old enough to be outdated, but not old enough to be chic.  Although I had updated the decor of our living room a few years ago, I hadn't done a thing with our dining room/office.  I use the term "dining room/office" because the room started as a dining room.  But since I've been blogging, it has become more of a room where I store blogging stuff, er, I mean a room where I work at home.   The … [Read more...]

BEHR Wants To Pay You For Your Opinions! #Sponsored

Love home improvement projects? Earn $$ and help impact BEHR’s products in this private online community.  Are you a homeowner and have recently renovated or plan to? BEHR wants to hear from people who have completed painting, staining or exterior floor coating projects in the past or plan to in the future. BEHR wants to hear from you and other home improvement and DIY enthusiasts as it seeks participants for an exclusive, secure, moderated … [Read more...]

Calling Homeowners for a BEHR Opportunity to Earn Amazon GCs!

 Are you a homeowner and have recently renovated or plan to? BEHR wants to hear from people who have completed painting, staining or exterior floor coating projects in the past or plan to in the future. BEHR wants to hear from you and other home improvement and DIY enthusiasts as it seeks participants for an exclusive, secure, moderated online community. Those who participate will get the chance to learn from others working on home … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: Thompson’s WaterSeal Waterproofing Stain (US and Canada, Ends 8/14)

Welcome to Its All About The Deck Even Sweepstakes Organized by Mom Powered Media and Purple Monster Coupons Hosted by: Enter Here Canada We love spending time outside on our deck.  It's one of the favorite places in our home.  My husband grills, my daughter plays, it's where we entertain, or just chill on a perfect summer day.  But a deck does need maintenance.  My husband is outside right now as I write this staining our deck.  What is he … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Midnight Velvet Bedding – Step Up Your Style And Add Beauty And Luxury (US, Ends 8/13) @ShopMV #MVFabBloggers

I had so much fun creating this post.  I love makeovers, don't you?  The seasons are changing and Fall is the perfect time to update your bedroom with a new look.  Are you ready for my "before" and "after"?  I didn't hate my "before".  It wasn't awful, but it wasn't good either.  It was zzzzzzzzz, boring.  Z's are good in the bedroom but it should be because you are ready to sleep, not because your decor is boring!  Okay, here it is, my … [Read more...]

What Do You Think Of When You Hear “Snuggle, Baby Magic, and Cinnabon”? I Think, “Home” and “Comfort” #AirWickFamiliarFavorites #MC

A particular scent will evoke specific memories, influence your mood, give you energy, make you sleepy and even affect your physical and mental abilities.  The part of your brain that processes emotion and the part that is responsible for learning are both closely accessible to the olfactory center in the brain.  A scent becomes a cue that brings up feelings and memories.  What do you think of when you smell Snuggle, Baby Magic, or Cinnabon? … [Read more...]

What’s New At The International Home + Housewares Show #IHHS2014

I love going to the International Home + Housewares Show.  It is incredible to see all the new, fun, creative, beautiful, amazing products for your home. I am committed to juicing and having healthy smoothies.  The forces (my friend at Healthy Heyday, No Boundaries,  New Balance, runDisney, and my friend Giselle) have come together to convince me that it's time!  There were two juicers/blenders that stood out for me.  The first is the … [Read more...]

Take your home from winter to spring with the @Kmart Semi Annual Home Sale! #ad

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post. I am a Kmart blogger, though all opinions are my own. Spring is around the corner... it must be!  Spring always makes me feel like redecorating.  Switching out the dark, heavy colors for softer, brighter warm-weather color.  It can liven up your household (and your spirit) to have a newly, decorated refreshed home. This spring the trends include "light wood finishes coming back" "blue is an … [Read more...]

Time for Planting Fall Bulbs! A Bit of Time Now and A Bounty of Blooms in the Spring!

Just a bit of time now and you can have beautiful flowers in the spring!  I've always loved seeing tulips and other spring flowers blooming, but didn't know what it involved to plant them.  When Longfield Gardens emailed me about doing a blog review, I was excited, knowing they would help me through the process.  Planting bulbs was so easy!  I'm sorry I didn't do it years ago.  I made a fun project with my daughter, so we spent an hour or two, … [Read more...]

Giveaway and Review: Room Recipes – A Creative & Stylish Guide to Interior Design by Tonya Olsen (US, Ends 10/19)

About the Book: From exciting entryways to DIY dining rooms, professional interior designer Tonya Olsen has just the right recipes to make every room in your home a show stopper. Room Recipes: A Creative and Stylish Guide to Interior Design is the ultimate resource for homeowners looking to spice things up or decorate a space from scratch. Inside this guide you’ll find: eye-catching examples of beautiful, budget-friendly … [Read more...]