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…]

Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil Feature and Coupon Code

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As you know, I love sharing helpful hints and products for healthy and beautiful living.  One thing I am always interested in learning more about is natural and organic beauty products and solutions.  One thing I’ve been hearing about for a while is the wonders of coconut oil, and recently I had the opportunity to try a number of coconut oil products from the folks at Skinny & Co.  Today I’m going to give you a quick rundown on those products, and I’m also offering you a coupon code for 15% off everything on their site.  The coupon code is SKINNYCO15.

Skinny & Co has a number of products including original raw coconut oil, body butters, sugar scrubs, raw soap, and more.  I’ve been able to check out 5 of their products and have been very pleased with their quality. [Read more…]

Carpet Cleaning with Biz

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This year I’ve been discussing how Biz has become my partner in crime against tough stains.  Whether there’s dirt and grease on a pair of work pants, ink on a favorite shirt, or hot sauce on a new pair of khaki shorts, Biz is the ultimate non-bleach stain fighter!  But did you know that Biz can also be used to clean items other than laundry?  The Biz website has great tips and suggestions on how you can use Biz Stain Fighter to clean multiple hard surfaces!  I’m talking tubs and showers, counter tops, and even patio furniture!  Today I’m “thinking outside the laundry the room” and showing you how I used Biz to clean up carpet stains! [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.

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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…]