4 Things That Keep Me Going Through The Day

My days are busy.  I mean, aren't everybody's?  I'm a working mom of a toddler, a wife, a dog mom, a home-owner, and I like to try and workout, and you know....eat meals.....it's all a complex balancing act.  I can't say that I can always keep the plates in the air, but I do have a few secret weapons that help me make it through the long days. A great breakfast.  I prefer a smoothie.  ...

Cooking Up Some Love

When I sat down to write this year's Valentine's Day gift guide I was drawn to one spot over and over again, the kitchen.  The kitchen is the heart of the home and cooking is such a romantic task.  We do it day after day, as a sign of love for our families.  I wanted to see if I could find a way to make it a little more special for even the busiest of weeknights, and I'm pretty darn happy with ...

3 Ways To Keep It Together (Even on a school night)

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 Keeping it together is really a balancing act.  Some days you're going to be better at it than others.  However, there are a few tricks and tools I rely upon to be my secret weapons.  So, when the calendar is full, and the clock is ticking, this is how I ...

October Roundup

So fall is here and while it's not traditional, I love to do a round of cleaning in my home.  It's the perfect time of year to purge, clean, and get your home in shape for the long winter ahead.  After all, as the days get shorter and colder, you're going to be spending more and more time indoors.   This month I'm crushing on products that are helping me keep my home fresh and clean....and feel ...

Fall Faves

Fall Faves

Well, it's here.  Fall. It's hard to believe.  It sure snuck up on me.  BUT, it's my favorite season.  I always think of that line in You've Got Mail.....where Tom Hanks references a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils.  Honestly, I'd love getting that gift.  Anyway, here's what I'm crushing on right now. Please note I received samples of some of these products to facilitate these reviews.  My ...

One Year Wonders

I can't believe my little is almost a year old.  I also can't believe the amount of STUFF we've gone through already.  There is SO.  MUCH.  STUFF.  We have donated and handed me down so many bags and boxes and I still feel like there's so much.  I will say, I thought I had a good handle on what I would use and love, but as he grew older, even our tried and true favorites changed.  So what are we ...

Summer’s Favorite Things

Please note I received samples of some of these items in order to write these reviews.  My opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.  These are the items I'm actually using in my home right now. Tricky Ticks Connecticut is notorious for ticks.  Sadly, it's one of the things we're most famous for.  So with over an acre of property and two dogs, ticks are a big concern for me. ...

Summer Savers

This is my first summer as a mother, AND with a new, more full time job.  The two life changes combined?  Well they add up to some more than slightly chaotic days.  And now that summer is here, I've realized that there are just some things I'm going to have to do differently this year.  I've started taking some short cuts when possible.  It's also critical that I find the right product for my ...

Spring’s Favorite Things

Spring's Favorite Things

I know it's been a while since I've posted...and it's been even longer since I've written about my favorite things.  I've been busy on a few  new journeys.  I'll be blogging about those soon.  In the meantime, here's a favorite things post to get you through the work week.  Enjoy and please let me know what you'd like me to blog about, research and share with you! Please note I received samples ...

How You Can Help With The New #FolgersJingle

This post was sponsored by Folgers as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines concerning the use of endorsement and testimonials in advertising. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. When I mentioned the Folgers Jingle, I bet you start singing it in your head don't you?  If ...