Protect Your Pet with Healthy Paws Pet Insurance + a Giveaway

Disclosure:  I received a PetSmart gift card as compensation for this post.  The opinions are my own.


As you know, I have quite the collection of fur babies, and I love them all!  If you love your fur babies as much as I love mine, I’m sure you give them everything they need: good food, a nice place to sleep, toys, proper vaccines and medicications, and of course, a lot of love!  But what about insurance?  If something happened to your furry friend, would you be able to take care of the expenses?  Healthy Paws Pet Insurance® may be the solution you are looking for to give you the peace of mind you need and the ability to take care of your pet in times of an accident or poor health. [Read more…]

Sun, Moon, & Star Light Review and Giveaway


I love decorating my home inside and out.  Earlier in the year, I showed some gardening projects my husband and I were work on.  Apart from building our flower beds and planting some lovely flowers and bulbs, I love adding nice ornaments and decorations to yard, especially some that ight up! Oxyled is Amazon’s #1 best seller in LED lights for indoors and out!  I recently received their Sun, Moon, & Star Light set, and it has made a great addition to my azalea bed. [Read more…]

SmartBones® Review and $25 Visa Giveaway

Disclosure: The SmartBones information, product samples, and gift cards, and have been provided by PetMatrix. The opinions are my own.

SmartBones Review Giveaway

I’m very excited to have my puppy girl assistant Shadow helping me out with today’s post!  It celebrates something that is very near and dear to Shadow’s heart: Food and Treats!  When it comes to her diet, Shadow, can be quite finicky, so we have certain go-to foods and treats that we always give her, but because we love “treating” her, we are always purchasing new products for her to try, and of course, I always welcome the opportunity to let her sample and review new products.

Most recently, Shadow had the chance to try SmartBones®.  SmartBones from PetMatrix are a healthy alternative to Rawhide.  They are easily digestible and will help your pet to maintain healthy teeth and gums.  And because Shadow actually ate them, I know they must taste good too!

Before we learn more about the treats here are a couple of things about rawhide and why you should look for alternatives to rawhide bones and treats. Rawhide is the inner hide from a cow or other animal that has undergone chemical processing to remove hair and other materials. The rawhide is then ground or used whole, and is formed into various dog chew shapes.  According to vets, dogs who eat rawhide, may face certain health risks such as stomach & intestinal blockage and potential ingestion of toxic chemicals used to process rawhide chews. [Read more…]

Simply Straight Ceramic Straightening Brush – Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: The information, product, gift card, and giveaway have been provided to me by Ontel. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Simply Straight Review and Giveaway

I’m so excited about today’s post!  Most of the time when I review hair care products or do any sort of hair related post, I talk about my natural curly hair that I work hard to tame.  It’s definitely not easy, especially since I live in the South, where the humidity makes it almost impossible to maintain a controlled, frizz-free look.

Below is a picture of me with my curls.  This is what happens when I just scrunch a little mousse in my hair and let it go.  I like it okay, but curly haired girls always want straight hair! [Read more…]

Summer’s Eve Review and Giveaway

The information, products, gift card, and giveaway have been provided to me by Summer’s Eve®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Summers Eve Review Giveaway

If you want to be a good wife, parent, and home manager, it is important to adopt healthy habits and good hygiene.  Summer’s Eve has been helping women to feel fresh, clean, and confident for years, but what you may not realize is that the brand offers way more than douche products.  In fact, the brand offers an array of products for 24/7 hygiene, including bars, body powder, deodorant spray, bath & shower gel, cleansing washes, and cleansing cloths.  Recently I received a package of Summer’s Eve Products.  Today I’m going to share these with you, and I’m giving you a chance to win your own box of Summer’s Eve products! [Read more…]

America’s Better Sandwich Contest and a Reader Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is brought to you in partnership with Arnold Bread. The opinions are my own.

Americas Better Sandwich Giveaway

As we prepare for back to school, it is time to get those all important snack and lunch items.  Arnold Bread is a delicious product and is the key to a healthier and better sandwich.  Previously I’ve shared some of my favorite sandwiches and how I make them even healthier using Arnold® Whole Grains Sliced Bread.  The bread contains up to 5 grams of fiber per slice, no high fructose corn syrup, no trans fat, and it is a cholesterol free food. [Read more…]

Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches with Red Vinegar Sauce + El Yucateco Sweepstakes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KingOfFlavor #CollectiveBias

Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches with Red Vinegar Sauce

This summer we’ve been making the most of our grill and smoker!  One of my family’s favorite summertime cook out foods is pulled pork sandwiches. The secret to our delicious pulled pork is a yummy red vinegar sauce that we make using El Yucateco® sauces.  Today I’m sharing a special sweepstakes from our friends at El Yucateco®, and I’m going to show you how we make the secret sauce, and I’ll also tell you about our method for cooking and serving up our delicious pork sandwiches. [Read more…]

Sick Just Got Real and a $25 Visa Giveaway

Sick Just Got Real

If you’re a parent you know what it is like to have a sick child.  When they babies, it is especially a terrible experience because they can’t tell you what is wrong, and that makes it all the more scary for you.  Even as they get to be school age and can tell you what’s wrong with complaints like “my tummy aches,” the feeling of helplessness never truly goes away.  Even when it’s just strep throat or a simple virus that’s been going around, you’d give just about anything to make them feel better, and yet all you can really do is provide them with the prescribed medicine (and a little bit of TLC).

I recently watched this video from the Sick Just Got RealTM campaign.  It’s called, “A Mom Can Dream.”  And it goes inside a ladies head, as she dreams of all the things she’d rather be doing, from drinking a glass of wine to having just a moment alone in the bathroom, until she is reminded of the most important thing of all, having children who are well. [Read more…]

Happy Easter with PEEPS & COMPANY® and a Giveaway

Disclosure:  I received from products from PEEPS & COMPANY® to facilitate this post. The opinions are my own.

Happy Easter with Peeps & Company

Easter is just around the corner! Do you have everything you need to make the perfect Easter baskets?  PEEPS & COMPANY® are here to help!

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to getting a box of yellow Peeps in my Easter Basket.  (I loved all things yellow when I was a kid!)  Of course, as the years have rolled on Peeps has expanded to include a lot of different colors, and now they even have a number of different flavors and products!  I recently received a whole host of Peeps products and other candies, which I used to make the 3 Easter baskets pictured above. [Read more…]

DIY Cat Scratcher Tutorial + Cat’s Pride® Fresh & Light Ultimate Care®

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DIY Cat Scratcher Tutorial and Cats Pride

Today we have another fun post starring the Simply Sweet Home Cats! Yay!  Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE my baby cats and would do anything for them.  And I have to say, I think I’m very lucky to have a couple of really good-natured and well behaved cats!  But like all relationships, a relationship between a cat mommy and her cats can get quite interesting!  For example, my sweet Sugar cat likes to cuddle, but only on her terms, and she will give you a very small love bite when she’s ready to stop.  Meanwhile, Rebels love to lounge around, and he often chooses to make clothing, backpacks, purses, and anything that’s new his bed (and every now & then he likes to scratch on things)! [Read more…]