J.Crew Partners with Blue Jeans Go Green™ Denim Recycling Program

J.Crew Partners with Blue Jeans Go Green™ Denim Recycling Program

This post about denim recycling has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own. While I enjoy getting dressed up in fancy clothes every once in a while, most of my wardrobe is made up of denim.  Jeans and a cotton shirt is pretty much my go to outfit every day unless I'm really having a rough morning and don't make it out of the yoga pants.  That I slept in...not that I actually did yoga in!  Between me, the husband and the teens we could probably outfit a small nation with the number of pairs of denim jeans we have bought throughout the years.  Since I'm always looking for ways to live a greener life, denim recycling is a concept that has fascinated me for a while.  But, I have not discovered a convenient place that offers denim recycling nearby until now! Blue Jeans Go … [Read more...]

Cotton Fashion Event Announces Celebrity Host Lineup!

Cotton Fashion Event Announces Celebrity Host Lineup!

This post about Cotton's Fashion Event has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own. When you think fashion, what immediately comes to mind?  High heals?  Huge price tags?  Maybe a few outfits that really shouldn't be worn to pick up the kids from preschool?  Fashion means different things to different people.  Quite often, fashion means silk, leather, lace and a whole lot of bling.  But, have you ever considered the idea that COTTON can be fashionable?  Simple cotton....it makes up a huge portion of our every daily wardrobe and yet can also be part of a very fashionable look! Cotton is fashion made simple! Cotton Incorporated is all about the use of and desire for all things cotton. It's in the clothes, sheets and towels we buy every single day. It is the fabric … [Read more...]

How to Make a Duct Tape Hair Bow

How to Make a Duct Tape Hair Bow

Tonight I am taking my daughter to the One Direction concert here in Atlanta.  She is beyond excited to be spending the evening listing to One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer at a live concert with several of her friends.  I am thinking I may need to bring some ear plugs with me along with my camera!  This is her first concert and she is decking herself out in One Direction 'stuff'.  I bought her a Tshirt to wear, which she loves.  She is also sporting One Direction socks, and a One Direction bracelet and even One Direction perfume.  Can you tell she is a little bit obsessed with this band?  Last night she decided to make herself a One Direction duct tape hair bow to wear.  Yes, we own not one but TWO rolls of One Direction duct tape!  I truly did not know you could turn duct tape into a … [Read more...]

Teen Fashion: Encourage your child’s individuality with JCPenney! #ThatsMyKid

Teen Fashion: Encourage your child’s individuality with JCPenney! #ThatsMyKid

This post about teen fashion has been sponsored by JCPenney but all opinions expressed here are my own. Some days I look at my 12 year old daughter and wonder how in the world I was lucky enough to be blessed with such an amazing child.  From the time she was young she somehow managed to strike a balance between "down to earth" and "creatively dreamy".  She is the girl who would go camping with her brother's Boy Scout pack and catch frogs...then come home and paint her nails.  She was always the first one to the top of the mountain trail....even if she was carrying her baby doll in a tiny sling over her shoulder.  She can master the frilly skirt look but is just as comfortable in jeans and hiking boots.  That's my kid!  She has confidence, style and a take charge attitude and I really … [Read more...]

Finding the Right Sneakers to Alleviate Foot Pain

Finding the Right Sneakers to Alleviate Foot Pain

This post about finding the right sneakers to alleviate foot pain has not been sponsored in any way. I just wanted to share my recent shopping experience with my readers. In the last few years I have suffered from an assortment of aches and pains, none of which the doctors can find any actual cause for.  My most recent trip to the doctor was a visit with the Podiatrist for foot pain that would not go away.  After Xrays and assorted stretching exercises, the podiatrist could still not give me a reason for my foot pain.  Just add it to the list of stuff on my body that doesn't work right.  He gave me some stretches to do but other than that had no suggestions other than to come back and we can run more tests that will probably STILL not diagnose the cause of my foot pain.  Ok, he really … [Read more...]

My Black Friday Wish List and a $100 Khols GC Giveaway

My Black Friday Wish List and a $100 Khols GC Giveaway

This black Friday wish list and Giveaway has been sponsored by Coupons.com but all opinions expressed are my own. Black Friday is one day of the year that I refuse to actually step foot in a store.  I have never been a huge fan of crowds but I AM a huge fan of saving money. Just because I am hanging around the house in fuzzy slippers and relaxing with family doesn't mean I can't find some great deals on the hottest must have items of the season.  I can find some great black friday deals just by browsing the internet and using coupon codes that I find online. My Black Friday Wish List I have a number of items on my black Friday wishlist that I want to give as gifts to friends and family.  Of course, there are also a number of items on this list that I want to keep for myself!  Just … [Read more...]

Affordable Fashion for Everyone at Modnique

Affordable Fashion for Everyone at Modnique

This post about affordable fashion has been sponsored by Modnique and Splash Creative Media but all opinions expressed are my own. Christmas is coming soon and a week after that is my daughter's 12th birthday.  I have discovered that my daughter is a mini fashionista and the only things on her list of 'wants' this year are clothes, shoes, makeup and bling.  I was more into frogs and climbing trees at her age but she has a style all her own and is eager to express herself in a unique way. While I am all for her expressing her uniqueness, I need her to do it on a decent budget!  I have my eye out everywhere I can for affordable fashion ideas that will be a hit with her this year.  When I was asked to check out the Modnique website,  I saw tons of affordable fashion ideas that would make … [Read more...]

This Personal Shopper Program Saves Time and Makes you Money!

This Personal Shopper Program Saves Time and Makes you Money!

This personal shopper program post has been sponsored.  I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions are my own. Is your home or technology device stuck in the ‘90s? If this sounds like you, you don’t need a time machine, you need a Personal Shopper. Shop Your Way Members at Sears and Kmart have access to personal shopping experts in the fields of technology, interior design, fashion and more. These shopping experts know Kmart and Sears brands and go above and beyond to please. I know what you’re thinking, “A time machine would probably be cheaper!” Stop right there. Our Personal Shoppers are FREE! Sit back and let someone with the know-how do the research and comparing for you, and you’ll be up to date in no time. Wouldn't You Like a Personal Shopper?   There are a dozen reasons … [Read more...]

Back to School Teen Shopping Tips and Great @Kmart Deals #KmartBackToSchool  #ad

Back to School Teen Shopping Tips and Great @Kmart Deals #KmartBackToSchool #ad

Disclaimer: This discussion about teen shopping tips is a sponsored post. I am a Kmart blogger, though all opinions are my own Gone are the days when I could go out to the store and leave my kids home with dad while I shopped for their clothes.  Back to school shopping used to mean that my husband spent a couple hours playing with the kids and I headed to the mall for some peace and quiet.  Yes, when you have small children, malls are considered QUIET places!  If you are blessed with teens and tweens like I am you have probably learned that they are not as easy to shop for as smaller children. So, in an effort to keep the peace in my house I have come up with a few shopping tips for teens. I hope they come in handy during this chaotic back to school season! Back to School Teen Shopping … [Read more...]

Summer Foot Care Tips and an Aerosoles Sandal Review #sponsored

Summer Foot Care Tips and an Aerosoles Sandal Review #sponsored

These summer foot care tips are brought to you by Aerosoles but all opinions expressed are my own. Summer is here in full force in Georgia and with temperatures in the 90's I am spending just about every day in a tank top and flip flops.  In fact, a lot of the time I don't even bother with the flip flops.  I have a tendency to wander around barefoot...including in the garden which sometimes makes for a few painful moments!  Because my feet get abused quite a bit, I need all the help I can get when it comes to summer foot care.  My feet tend to have calluses and when I DO want to go show off in a pair of strappy sandals I want to make sure they are looking their best.  If you need a few summer foot care tips like I do, here are few ideas to pamper your piggies! Summer Foot Care … [Read more...]