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Look Like a Flower Design Genius With Bloominous!

I’m in love with the concept of this new site, Bloominous. They offer such a fresh, innovative approach to DIY flower projects. It’s one of those ideas that’s so perfect, you wonder why no one thought of it before. The concept combines several of my favorite things: gorgeous flowers, fabulous tablescapes and a DIY mentality. […]

Dial® Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash Review and Giveaway! Ends 08/09

My friends and readers probably know by now, I’m a new bath product fiend. Just something about all those brightly colored bottles and jars of bubbly potions and lotions lining my shelves makes me feel happy and well-cared-for. But, you know, I’m also kind of spoiled by my holy grail trifecta: Philosophy, Lush and Bath […]

Makeup by One Direction Giveaway! #makeupby1D #thelookscollection #markwins

One Direction is apparently set on taking over whatever small parts of the world they haven’t currently conquered. Their 4th anniversary is coming up tomorrow, and it’s hard to believe they’ve been filling stadiums with happily sobbing girls for so long. Hot on the heels of their new fragrance release and news of their upcoming […]

Lace Bubble Knicker Rompers for Babies and Toddlers Review & Giveaway! Ends 08/08

During the summer here, we’re always on the go- to the park, the lake, the library, picnics, playdates and parties! I like to keep an eye out for cute outfits that are a breeze to take on and off but don’t leave the girls looking like tiny mismatched homeless people.  That’s why I’m kind of […]

Custom Canvas Review & Giveaway! Your Photo As Art! Ends 7/18

  I’ve been taking an interest in photography and trying to improve my own with my admittedly ancient (in technological years!) and not top-of-the-line camera. So I was extremely happy to have the opportunity to review these custom canvas prints from Canvas HQ. They sent me a coupon code to order an 11″x 14″ canvas […]

You’re The Closest To Heaven That I’ll Ever Be.

My showy irises have made their appearance, spreading further this year.  I love the purple ones for their delicate, veiny tracework pattern of decoration, bleeding into saturated ink-stained pools at the end of each bottom petal. The iris was named from the Greek word for rainbow, denoting the multitude of colors the flowers span. In […]

Dredged in Flour, Deep Fat Fried, Cooled on Paper Towels and Then Devoured.

Spring in the woodlands of Ohio brings a rare treat: Fried Morel Mushrooms! The pioneer spirit lurking in the back of my brain, the one that wants to live self-sufficiently off the land, deeply connected with nature and the rhythms of our planet– that part of me rejoices at the thought of being able to […]

“Real Beauty Can’t Be Seen.”

Surely I must soon grow sick of dystopian worlds and apocalyptic visions. Well, not as long as writers keep feeding my habit with books of this caliber. Why am I continuously drawn to stories involving the utter destruction or transformation of humanity? This phenomenon isn’t limited to the fantasies of misanthropic yams! Look around. Zombies […]

Pretty in Pink with Hello Kitty party supplies from Birthday Express!!

Pretty in Pink with Hello Kitty party supplies from Birthday Express **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links What little girl doesn’t love the sweetly iconic look of Hello Kitty? Create a purrrfect party setting with the Hello Kitty Balloon Dreams Party […]