Create Your Own Romantic Floral Topiary

Romantic Floral Topiary

Fresh flowers are one of my passions in life. They make me feel like a decadently pampered Victorian lady, surrounded by boisterous bouquets, stunning stems and divinely scented nosegays. My dream is to one day have entire fields teeming with a wild array of blooms, ready to be snipped at a moments notice. Or perhaps … Read more

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes and Cookies!

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I hope all of my sweet yams are feeling loved today…and every day! I spent the day cuddled up inside with the fireplace glowing, the snow falling prettily outside and the kitchen full of pink and red baking supplies I honestly don’t even care much about Valentine’s Day, I’m just a sucker for pretty, girly … Read more

Battling Self-Hatred: Why You Are Worth Fighting For

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Some days I cannot look at myself in the mirror. I brush my teeth, scrub my face, slick my hair back in the simplest possible style- all with my eyes carefully averted. Even catching the slightest glimpse can start an avalanche of hate. “Ugly, fat, gross.” I feel like I should apologize for anyone forced … Read more

Gerber’s Lil’ Beanies #GerberWinWin

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Summer Adventures with Gerber Lil’ Beanies. Now that the summer has begun, the beautiful weather has been beckoning us to the outdoors. Between swimming, hiking, camping, gardening and generally just running around like maniacs with twigs and leaves stuck in our hair, it’s important to keep lots of healthy snacks on hand for the kids … Read more

Fabulous Fourth Of July Table

Fourth of July Table Decorating

I decided to do a test run of my table setting for the Fourth of July. I thought I’d challenge myself by just gathering things from around the house to fit the theme instead of rushing out to buy more stuff. Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning in belongings, even while being grateful for the … Read more

Hallmark Father’s Day Prize Pack Giveaway Ends 6/25

Hallmark Fathers Day Giveaway

With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, I know there’s going to be some frantic scrambling. If your family is anything like mine, your Dad is one of the people you would most like to wow with a spectacular gift, yet he’s also the hardest to buy for. My Dad has the near-psychic ability to figure out … Read more

New Selections for June from Book Of The Month Club

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. The summer is always one of my favorite times to dive into new books. There’s nothing better than long, lazy afternoons on the back deck with dappled sunlight flitting through the trees, a stack of … Read more

Give Dad a Wild New World With Samsung Gear VR

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**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 I’ve been fascinated by the possibilities of virtual reality since childhood, the science fiction books I read helping to spin wild fantasies of breathtaking virtual worlds limited only by my ability … Read more

3 Easy Steps to Help Prevent Age Spots

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Everyone knows that aging causes lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. You may not realize, however, just how aging the dark spots, called age spots, can be. By using sunscreen wisely and adding treatments that can undo the damage you’ve done in the past, you can minimize and prevent age spots today. Know Your Sunscreen Skin … Read more

ModCloth’s Newest Collection PLUS Name It & Win It Contest!

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**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. Ready to heat things up? Spread a little sunshine in ModCloth’s latest collection of vibrant prints, balmy patterns, and exclusive statement pieces! Whether fanciful florals, quirky cacti, or fab flamingos are your print of choice, … Read more

On The Spotless Mind

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I’m reading this book on mind control and brainwashing. It’s pretty fascinating stuff, with chapters on various covert government operations, the military, underground scientific experiments, etc.   The chapter I’m on now has produced my favorite line by far. They’re discussing the Moonies and other pseudo-religious cults that popped up in the 70s, most of … Read more