Category Archives: Household Items

DIY Upcycled Plastic Container

DIY Upcycled Plastic Container – 10 Steps!

When you have a pets, it is inevitable that you will need small bags to clean up after them. I have been on a search for a dispenser that at the least would keep the plastic bags organized until I need them.

One afternoon, as I was depleting my pre-moistened wipes, inspiration struck and I realized with a little bit of effort, I could create a dispenser for plastic bags that would be easy and cater to my love of all things color filled.

With about a hour or two you too can have a custom plastic bag dispenser.

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Limoneira Lifestyles: Simply Lemons Giveaway

Limoneira Company: Simply Lemons Set Giveaway

During the winter holidays there are certain scents that are synonymous with the winter holidays – these can be cranberry, apples, mint to name a few.

One of my favorite scents is lemon, and while not usually associated with the winter months, it is a strong citrus fresh scent that can good any season. There is something fresh and citrus can awaken the senses and cheer a person up on an otherwise gloomy day.

In these otherwise cedar and cranberry-apple filled days, I am thrilled to be able to bring you a fresh and versatile citrus set with this Simply Lemons.

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Peaches & Petals Subscription Box – December 2016 Review

Peaches & Petals Subscription Box – December 2016 Review

To say the holidays are a busy time is an understatement of epic proportions, from Thanksgiving to New Years, the days are packed.

My favorite thing about this time of year is seeing family and friends that we normally do not get to see. We get to meet babies born, important significant others and breaking bread with loved ones.

When I saw the December Peaches and Petals boxes theme I was reminded of the approaching days since it was a “Jingle and Mingle” theme that the box would revolve around. Each items are appropriate, and useful while constantly remaining in theme.

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Simply Earth Monthly Subscription Box Review – December 2016

Simply Earth: Bring In Christmas – December 2016 – Review + Giveaway

simply-earth-december-setThere is no denying that essential oils are not only natural but they are useful beyond simple uses.

As anyone with cats can attest, they get on every surface and every area of your home, so it is important that the items we use to clean are safe for their paws.

When I recently read another review of Simply Earth and their monthly subscription box I was was eager to try it out myself. Simply Earth was generous and sent on of their monthly subscription essential oil box for review.

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Our Top 9 Choices for Wall Calendar’s – 2017

Our Top 9 Choices for 2017 Wall Calendars!

calendars-2017-our-choicesThis post has affiliate links but this in no way will influence the post to follow and all opinions are my own.

moms-family-wall-calendar-2017Moms Family Wall Calendar – This is the perfect calendar for working/busy/stressed moms. Organize time, schedules and important dates with this mothers helper.

finding-doryDisney Pixar – Finding Dory 2017 Calendar – I have always loved Dory, and love she has her very own calendar for 2017

every-days-a-holidayEvery Day’s a Holiday Calendar – As we all know, each day commemorates something and this calendar reminds us of those overlooked days (National Cheeseburger Day?)

cat-astropheCat-Astrophe – features monthly memes of cats caught in questionable behavior with little remorse

highlights-puzzles-and-gamesHighlights Puzzles and Games 2017 Calendar – One of my favorite things about childhood was getting Highlights Magazine – I love there is a calendar.

bad-kitties-2017-calendarBad Kitties 2017 Calendar – An entire year of cats being bad – are they any other way?

ansel-adamsAnsel Adams 2017 Calendar – This was a yearly tradition to purchase an Ansel Adams calendar for my father – these will always bring back good memories.

got-2017-calendarGame of Thrones 2017 Calendar – This is for my husband and his friends who are huge GOT fans!

pusheen-the-catPusheen The Cat 2017 Calendar – Who does not love Pusheen the Cat and then to have a whole year of Pusheen – nothing better.

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Brentwood Home: Wellness Bundle Review

Brentwood Home – Helena and Carmel Pillow Review + Giveaway

pillows-from-brentwood-homeThere is nothing that I love more than pillows on my bed! Ever since I was a kid, I loved getting new pillows, while keeping the older ones. When I had slumber parties, my friend knew to bring their own pillows because I was not good at sharing.

Even today I value my sleep time, and the addition of pillows adds to the overall comfort while I am sleeping. Generally I try to get anywhere from 8-10 hours, but honestly the average is closer to 6-8, despite my deep desire for the former. Recently I received a 4 pillows from Brentwood Home for review and from the moment I opened the box I knew these pillows would be different. Continue reading

Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – October 2016 Review

Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – October 2016 Review

october-box-of-awesomeThere is no denying it – the holidays are upon us and with that comes family get togethers, meals shared, photos taken and gifts given.

If you are anything like me, I tend to like 2 types of gifts. The first being the useful ones that I have been wanting. The second is “white elephant” gifts. I have discovered that while it is great to get a heart-felt gift, there is something mysterious and random about getting a gift that may or may not have any use in your life.

The downside to this gift giving is that while the “white elephant” gifts are sometimes the best part of the holiday, the fact is it is only really once a year. At least that is what I believed until I started receiving the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com. Each month no theme is chosen, but rather a selection of random gender neutral items that will undoubtedly meet a need of yours or a lucky recipient.

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Late for the Sky: Cat-Opoly Review

Late for the Sky: Cat-Opoly Review + Giveaway

cat-opoly-and-maggeeIt is not a big secret that I love cats, but what may come as a surprise is that I also love board games.

A couple of years ago, on a rainy day, Jason and I ventured to our local toy store with the intention of purchasing a couple of board games. We wanted something nostalgic, something trivial and a property trading type game. After about an hour looking and comparing the various qualities we ended up with three games, of which we played all of them when we got home that day.

At the time I recall wishing that there was a way to fuse my love of cats and my love of games into one spectacular cat themed game. While my idea was on the mark, somebody beat me to the idea with Late for the Sky’s Cat-Opoly.

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Peaches & Petals Subscription Box – October 2016 Review

Peaches & Petals Subscription Box – October 2016 Review

peaches-and-petals-october-2016As I listen to my husband sniffle and snort I realize that the weather is changing, and with that comes the fall holidays.

With the fall holidays comes the scents, conversations and planning for the next 8 weeks. With the weather changing the temperature is dropping and when I saw the October Peaches and Petals box I was reminded of the approaching days.

The boxes contents all revolve around the “Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice” theme and are appropriate, and useful while constantly remaining in theme.

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RTGS Products: 100 Warm White LED Set Review

RTGS Products: 100 Warm White LED Set Review + Giveaway

100-micro-led-setAs we march into the holiday season I have begun thinking about decorations.

I love the idea of something large that will greet visitors to our home. Since I am a DIY gal I began looking online and settled on a cup snowman. Since the easiest way to light up this centerpiece of my holiday decorations the technology of LED lights is the perfect way to light up and keep fire hazards at a minimum.

As luck would have it, as it often does, RTGS Products recently released a new warm white set.

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