Boppy Side Sleeper Maternity Pillow Review

A few months ago I wrote a review for Boppy.  Their infant nursing pillow and positioner is a MUST HAVE for any new mom!  I can’t say enough about how much I loved that product!  And today I am talking a little bit about their maternity pillows, specifically their side sleeper pillow, because I received one for review. BUT they have a variety of pillows available, and I encourage you to check out the Boppy brand and see what they have to fit your unique needs.

Now let me back up for a bit…

When I was pregnant, I started researching all the pregnancy must-haves.  I wondered if I even needed a maternity pillow (especially since some of them are a little expensive).  Around the fifth month (I think it was) I decided to order a maternity pillow.  In my case, I did not get a Boppy.  I found a “no-name” brand with an inexpensive U-shaped pillow, and it worked very well for me! (The downside to that pillow was that it did take up a lot of room, and my husband wasn’t a big fan of that!) [Read more…]

Fab Slabs Cutting Board Review

In the past I’ve done a lot of food posts, including several recipes for grilling and cooking various meats.  Whether your working with your favorite cut of meat or vegetables from the garden, you need a good cutting board!  Enter Fab Slabs.

Their cutting boards are 100% handmade in Australia.  They look very nice and are very sturdy and durable, and best of all, the cutting boards are naturally and permanently antibacterial.  In the past I’ve never been a big fan of wooden cutting boards because of the risk of bacteria, but my husband (who is my grillmaster) LOVES wooden cutting boards, so I was very excited to get one of these from Fab Slabs.

We’ve used the cutting board a few times.  Most notably my husband has used it to cut chicken wings, boneless chicken breast, and pork.  It worked well for him, and the cutting board still looks new!

It does have a few simple care instructions.  The cutting board needs to be handwashed (no dishwashers), and after using the board, you are to put an edible oil on it.  (The people at Fat Slabs recommended grapeseed oil.)  And they instruct you not to leave in soaking in soaping water or let it set in the sun.  So all in all, that is some pretty easy maintenance.

And as I said before, the cutting boards look very nice.  I really like the look of the wood grain, and they also have some interesting shapes available, including a heart.  And you can also have your cutting board engraved.  (That’s great, especially if you are thinking about this for a gift idea!)

Please check out Fab Slabs for more information on their collection of cutting boards and other products they offer.

Cindy Karen Leggings Review


As a mom, I love to have clothes that are comfortable, yet fashionable. Even though leggings and yoga pants have been popular for several years, I honestly never got in to wearing them until after my son was born. (Before that, I think I saw them as something just for kids and teens.)  After my son was born, I changed my mind; for one thing, I realized a lot of successful people I look up to on blogs, Instagram, etc were wearing them.  And secondly, after losing my pregnancy weight, I think I actually realized how truly skinny I am and that leggings and yoga pants actually look good on. (This is something my husband has been trying to convince me of for years.)

Today I am reviewing some faux leather leggings from Cindy Karen.  The brand has fabulous tops, pants, jackets, and dresses for today’s business woman.  If you’re in sales and need the perfect outfit for your business luncheon or a blogger looking for something nice to wear to your next blogger conference, this is a great brand to consider! [Read more…]

happiness is… Clothing Review

I love shirts with words and sayings on them!  I recently got a new sweatshirt from happiness is…

They offer cute sweatshirts and t-shirts for men, women, and kids that say things like, “happiness is…morning coffee, “happiness is…family,” and “happiness is…the beach.”  There is a great assortment of shirts, and a an especially good selection for those who love the outdoors! [Read more…]

Fissler Frying Pan Review

Disclosure: I received a free product to facilitate this post. The opinions are my own.


I’ve had some great cookware and some not-so-great cookware.  Last year I was blessed to get a few new pieces to add to my collection so that I could great out a few of the not-so-good pieces!  One of the new pieces of cookware I added to my collection was a frying pan from Fissler.

I received the 9.5-Inch, coated Aluminium frying pan.  These are made in Germany and are compatible induction, gas, electric cooktops.  They are also dishwasher safe.

I was immediately impressed by the quality.  Not only does the product look great (it is shiny and has a very lovely nonstick coating), but it is also very heavy and sturdy.  There are also measuring lines on the side, which is a nice touch! [Read more…]

Simply Earth Essential Oil Starter Box Review

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I received products to facilitate this post. The opinions are my own.

Last year I had the honor of reviewing the Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box!  This is a subscription program where you get 4 bottles of essential oils each month, plus other supplies and recipe cards that teach you fun and unique ways to use your essential oils.  (If you missed these posts, please scroll down to the bottom to find links to all my reviews!)

Here are a few quick facts about this amazing subscription box!

  • Cost is just $39 / month.
  • Each box has 4 bottles of essential oil, recipe cards to help you use your oils in fun and unique ways, plus other materials you need to make the recipes.
  • Each box is specially curated with a unique theme in mind.
  • Each box is a $150 value!
  • When you subscribe you get a cool BONUS box for FREE!
  • You also get a $40 gift card for FREE when you use my referral link and coupon code:  SSHOMEFREE!

Rather than reviewing the January box, this month I had the opportunity to review their new STARTER BOX!  Check it out!

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Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box Review: December – Christmas Gift Box

Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this post.  Affiliate links are contained herein. The opinions are my own.

December’s here!  And it’s time for a new Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box!  I’ve been doing these unboxings for the past few months, and it is always super fun to see what’s inside each box!

This month we have an especially fun box to show, because the them is Christmas Gifts!  This means the materials and recipe cards included will show you how you can use your essential oils to make homemade gifts!  I LOVE homemade gifts!

If you haven’t read my previous posts on the Essential Oil Recipe Box, here are the details:

  • Cost is just $39 / month.
  • Each box has 4 bottles of essential oil, recipe cards to help you use your oils in fun and unique ways, plus other materials you need to make the recipes.
  • Each box is specially curated with a unique theme in mind.
  • Each box is a $150 value!
  • When you subscribe you get a cool BONUS box for FREE!
  • You also get a $40 gift card for FREE when you use my referral link and coupon code:  SSHOMEFREE!

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Orangeheat Review

Disclosure: I received samples to facilitate this post. The opinions are my own.

If you’re looking for unique kid’s clothing ideas for this Christmas, I invite you to check out Orangeheat.  The clothing company offers cute shirts of all sizes, starting at 3-6 months onesies and going all the way up to adult sizes.  The shirt designs are vintage inspired, featuring artwork reminiscent of kid’s drawings.

I personally like the variety of designs available.  The have something for everyone!  My son loves trucks and construction vehicles, so I was really excited when they sent him shirts featuring a firetruck, a Volkswagon, and an excavator.  Thaxton was excited when he saw the shirts too.  When they came in the mail, he said, “Trucks!” [Read more…]

Boppy Review (And How I Used it Every Day!)

Disclosure: I received product samples to facilitate this review. The opinions are my own.

As a mom, I can’t say enough about the Boppy Boppy Original Nursing Pillow and Positioner.  After you have your “baby basics” (diapers, bottle, crib/bassinet, car seat), it should be next on your list!  When I was pregnant, I knew I had no plans to breastfeed, so I honestly wasn’t sure if I needed a Boppy.  Right after Thaxton was born I realized it was a MUST!  I used the product multiple times a day, every day during Thaxton’s first year!  Today I’m going show you some great ways to use the product and show you why every expecting mom needs a Boppy! [Read more…]

The Elephant Organics Review

Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this review. The opinions are my own.

I love matching clothes for mom and child!  Last year I got the cutest set of Christmas pajamas for Thaxton and me.  Today I’m happy to share some mommy and me pajamas that you can wear year round!  These are from The Elephant Organics!   The Elepants Organics has cute clothes, pajamas, and accessories for newborns, adults, and every age in between.   They have a wide variety of cute fabrics and prints with many items available in each print.  And they have collections for boys, girls, and gender neutral. [Read more…]