Lovebirds

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The cardinals have been out in full force, jewel-colored flashes glittering against the stark background of snow.  I’ve watched this pair over the last year as they built their nest, hatched and raised a pair of boy and girl siblings to teenager-hood. It’s fascinating to see that even now the whole family stays together. I … Read more

AMI Clubwear $50 Giftcard Giveaway! #boots #shoes Ends 1/18

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Pretty soon I will be posting my review of a pair of gorgeous boots from AMI Clubwear, but I wanted to let you in on my fabulous giveaway with them right NOW! They feature the latest trends in club fashion, sexy bodycon dresses, swimwear, wicked lingerie and the most outrageously perfect shoes. They generously offered … Read more

Penny Paperheart Doll Giveaway! #LoveHallmark Ends 1/12

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**I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion. The minute I saw Penny Paperheart from Hallmark, I was over-the-moon in love. She’s just utterly adorable and the sets she comes in are filled with the cutest, most spot-on details. The Deluxe Playset features a house-shaped storage box that folds out into a perfect … Read more

Real Coconut Shell Soy Candles (Made in Hawaii) Review + Giveaway! Ends 12/09

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These Coconut Scented Soy Candles are such a cool idea, I knew I’d love them the minute I saw them! Not only are they made of highly scented 100% soy wax, they’re packaged so cleverly in actual coconut shells. I can perfectly imagine being washed away on a tropical isle, the sun glittering off the … Read more

Weird Beauty Moments: Thanks, Disney!

I was clearing off my reading table today, throwing out a bunch of fashion magazines, when I noticed an ad for Estée Lauder’s Modern Muse perfume. It reminded me of when I first saw their ads: I was convinced the name was Modern MOUSE. This notion stuck with me through a long session of staring at … Read more

Professional Cocktail Muddler Bar Tool Review + Giveaway! Ends 11/20

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This Professional Cocktail Muddler from Btipsy is the perfect bar tool for the upcoming holiday season. I think it adds a bit of class and sophistication to at-home parties and gatherings. It’s visually very sleek and lovely, made of the highest quality stainless steel with  a grooved nylon head that will never corrode or pollute … Read more

Old Factory Candle Gift Set Review + Giveaway! Ends 12/01

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I love the flickering, warm ambiance and delicious scents that candles bring to my home. Especially as the days turn darker and chillier, I consider them among the list of essential supplies to keep me cheerful. Fuzzy soft blankets, chunky knit sweaters, suede boots, velvety pillows, stacks of unread books, hearty soups and breads, a … Read more

How To Be A Good Wife.

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Take small mouthfuls of food, like a baby bird, and make sure to chew daintily with your mouth closed. Emma Chapman’s How To Be A Good Wife, a tense, claustrophobic psychological thriller, is punctuated by such glimmering diamonds of 1950’s marital etiquette. I felt an instant kinship upon seeing this- I remember copying similar advice … Read more

Evian Facial Spray

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  *** This has been a sponsored post powered by BrandBacker.  I received these products in exchange for my honest opinion.   I’m not going to lie, when I first heard of Evian ® Facial Spray I was wildly skeptical. And jealous that I hadn’t thought of this first! Conning people into buying expensive water … Read more

Dead Sea Mud Mask Review

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<a href=”http://www.tomoson.com/?code=TOPce1ce18deb835a27380cdc591fb38a8f” rel=”nofollow”><img style=”display: none” src=”http://www.tomoson.com/images/front/pixel.png” /></a> ***I received this product in exchange for my honest opinions.   One of the fun things about having a house full of girls is that on the weekends, we often have stay-at-home spa days. Especially during these bitter cold months when there isn’t even any snow to play … Read more

A New Way to Party – Personalized Plates from Birthday Express!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links Birthday Express has done it again with their newest arrival, personalized plates! You can now upload any photo you would like and design a customized party plate for any occasion, from birthdays to graduations, anniversaries … Read more

LAVO Microdermabrasion Cream/Exfoliating Scrub Review

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**I received these products in exchange for my honest opiNions! One of my New Year’s resolutions (insofar as I believe in those) is to start taking extra-good care of my skin. This past year I’ve done better than before, especially considering all the new products I’ve been testing- having an article due is a good … Read more