2015 Reader’s Survey

It’s Christmas Eve!! Are you getting excited for Christmas and the New Year?! Me, too. As I look back at 2015, all I can think about is, “Where did the time go?” Do you feel that way, too? I have so many things I’d like to accomplish in 2016. The list continues to get longer rather than shorter. So much so, it becomes exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. As you can imagine, many of my goals for the new year {Read More}

3 Ways to Wear an Infinity Scarf

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Payless. All opinions are 100% mine. Alright, so remember when I bought these awesome boots last month? And then, when I went through the proper steps to weatherproof them against all of the snow, sleet and salt we get throughout winter here in Wisconsin? Well, believe it or not, the little snow that we got has melted and we’ve had the most mild November and December that I can remember in years. I’ve {Read More}

5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Shoes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Payless. All opinions are 100% mine. Remember the boots from Payless that I purchased a few weeks ago? Well, I ended up going back to the store because I forgot something very important – a rain and stain guard to protect them from the elements. If you’ve ever endured a winter filled with snow and salt, like the ones we have here in Wisconsin, you’ll know what I’m talking about. To help you {Read More}

4 Simple & Impromptu Entertaining Ideas

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. So many people shudder at the idea of throwing a dinner party. The planning, the food preparation, the cost. If party planning has you stressed out, you need to check out my 30 Party Planning Tips before throwing your next big bash. However, getting together with family and friends doesn’t need to stress {Read More}

DIY Ant Bait

(Sung to the tune of The Ants Go Marching One by One) The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah, The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah. The ants came into my kitchen one day, With thoughts to carry our food away. And I took them ALL DOWN . . . TO THE GROUND. Yes I did. . .by myself, without Terro. I’m crazy, you say? Yep, I am. But I was crazier when we had ants {Read More}

DIY Accessory Storage

 I’m so hopeful for spring. Along with spring comes an urge to clean the house, get organized and start preparing for our neighborhood garage sale. My husband and I share a closet in our master bedroom and it’s by no means a “walk-in” closet. You can walk in it, but that’s as far as you’re going to get. I rotate clothes in and out of the closet depending on the season to keep things manageable. I wouldn’t say I even {Read More}

15 Ways to Unlock the Magic of Pinterest Secret Boards

Today is confession day. As long as we’re talking about secrets, I have one to share. “I’m addicted to Pinterest.” Alright, well maybe that’s not a complete secret if you take a look at my boards. I pin often, but try to only pin the images and ideas I’m truly in love with. I was captivated by Pinterest from the very beginning, and even today, I find myself getting sucked into the vortex of “all that is beautiful and good,” multiple times per day. Pinterest released their {Read More}