3 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund + Walmart Family Mobile Plus Plan

 Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #YourTaxCash #CollectiveBias
3 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

As you know, we are right in the middle of tax season.  Each year everyone seems to have a plan for their tax refund.  Will you save it? Go on vacation?  Make some home improvements?  Pay off debts?  If you are a Walmart Family Mobile customer, one thing you will not have to spend your refund on is an over-priced phone bill.  Today I’m going to explain why Walmart Family Mobile is a lifesaver for my family when it comes to saving money, and I’m discussing 3 ways to use your tax refund. [Read more…]

SmartBones Review + SmartBones & $25 Visa Giveaway

Disclosure: This post was written in partnership with SmartBones. The opinions are my own.

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My furbaby and bloggy assistant Shadow is happy to be here today to share a treat (or two) with all of you.  Shadow recently received an assortment of SmartBones dog treats.  SmartBones offers a great variety of products for dogs of all sizes and breads.  Their products are natural and are a healthier alternative to rawhide, making them a great choice for you four legged friends. [Read more…]

Cooking with Chef’d + a Giveaway

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Do you or someone in your family LOVE cooking gourmet meals from scratch?  Do you love to cook but don’t always have the time to do it?  Or do you love cooking but hate braving the stores to buy all those must-have ingredients for a fresh, gourmet meal?  Then today’s post is definitely for you!  This month my family and I had the opportunity to cook fresh gourmet style meals at home with Chef’d!  Chef’d is a service that delivers fresh ingredients right to your door, helping you to make delicious meals that your family loves.

When you visit their website, you will have access to over 300 recipes!  Then just select the recipes you wish to purchase, along with the date when you’d like for your meal plans to be delivered, and voila, you will receive an awesome box filled with everything you need to make those delicious meals.  One thing I loved about Chef’d is that they had great variety of meals; they have recipes for a variety of dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten-free, etc.)  And they have a lot of fancy, gourmet foods to fit anyone’s tastes.  But they also had a number of simple, family friendly meals, which is what I love to cook! Let me tell you a little bit about my experience with the company. [Read more…]

Saving Money with Dryel

Disclosure: I am a Dryel Brand ambassador and have received free products and compensation for this post. The opinions are my own.

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With the holiday season upon us,  we could all use a few money saving and time saving tips!  Using Dryel at home for your dry cleaning needs is one way to save money and get your clothes cleaned with convenience!  (And you’ll have more money to spend on Christmas gifts for the family and yourself!) [Read more…]

How Dryel Brings More Freedom to Your Laundry Routine

Disclosure: I am a Dryel Brand ambassador and have received free products and compensation for this post. The opinions are my own.

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Last month I talked about Dryel, a product that allows you to do dry cleaning at home.  And today I’m going to talk about how this product brings more freedom to your laundry routine.

First of all, the product is a great one for young professionals and anyone who has to dress up frequently for work, church, or other social functions.  Let’s say you want to wear your favorite new dress to church this Sunday, but Tuesday night you are going to a dinner and want to wear the same outfit.  If it’s a dry clean only item, you are probably out of luck, unless you have Dryel.  In just minutes, Dryel will help you to fresh up your favorite dress so you will be all ready to wine and dine!  (And hey, this means you don’t have to spend an hour, staring at your closet, trying to pick out two outfits!) [Read more…]

My First Target Beauty Box

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. The opinions are my own.

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I’m so excited to report that I’ve officially joined the beauty box craze.  Earlier this week I received my very first Target Beauty Box.  Target’s Beauty Box comes out each month.  It is not a subscription program, but is instead an item that you have to go on the Target website and purchase each month.  The Beauty Box sells for a $10 flat fee, plus tax.  (My cost $10.90.)  The box is available for sale at the first of the month, generally on a Thursday, and if you subscribe to Target’s ad by email, you will receive notice when it is available for purchase. [Read more…]

Dry Cleaning at Home with Dryel

Disclosure: I am a brand ambassador for Dryel, and am receiving compensation for this post. The opinions are my own. dry-cleaning-at-home-with-dryel

Earlier this year I’ve talked a couple of times about the challenges of laundry and things that you can do to make this very important chore a lot easier for you.  Today I have another solution for you: Dryel At Home Dry Cleaner.  This product is an easy and affordable way to do dry cleaning at home. [Read more…]

Simple Steps to a Better You with Nature Made®

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

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I believe the cornerstone of a “simply sweet” home is having a healthy home (and a healthier you)!  But so often we see a healthy lifestyle as something difficult, a huge challenge and grand undertaking that is just too much to handle.  But it doesn’t have to be this way.  I believe the key to a healthier lifestyle is to make simple attainable goals and take small and simple steps toward achieving those goals.

For example, many of us don’t drink enough water, so that could be a good goal to start out with.  And you don’t have to say, “I’m going to start drinking a gallon of water day!”  Instead, start by saying, “I’m going to drink 8 ounces of water each morning.”  Then after you’ve made this a habit for about a week, you can gradually increase your water intake from there.

Another way to help you to adopt healthy habits is to join the Nature Made®Healthy Habit Builder program.  The program is free to sign up, and when you sign up, you enter your current health goal.  From there, you will receive tips and articles to help you achieve your goal. So for example, I chose the goal of getting energized, and I immediately received my Day 1 email with 2 tips plus an article to read.  (And when you sign up, you will also be entered to win $5000.)

And perhaps the simplest step you can take toward a healthier you is to take Nature Made® vitamins and supplements: An easy, convenient way to help your body get the nutritional support it needs every day, whether it be to support bone health, immune health or energy metabolism (helping convert food into energy).† [Read more…]

Sun, Moon, & Star Light Review and Giveaway

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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…]

Fun with Friskies Pull ‘n Play #MostPlayfulCat

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Purina®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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As you know, my dog and cats aren’t just pets, they are members of the family and the Simply Sweet Home team.  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that we recently added a new member to the family, a little black and white kitten named Mina.  Today I’m excited to let Mina make her blogging debut and do her first product review and feature.  Together she and I will be telling you about a product that every toy and treat loving cat should have: the Friskies® Pull ‘n Play. [Read more…]