Shop These Best Buy Deals this Holiday #bbyHoliday13

This discussion about Best Buy Deals has been sponsored.  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. The other day my husband and I rearranged our office and thus needed a new cable to run from the cable box to the computer.  Husband says "Why don't you go to (insert Best Buy competitor here) and buy once since it is close?".  I told him in no uncertain terms that I would be going to Best Buy for my supplies because they have people there that … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

You Can Be Better Together with the Target Wedding Registry! #TargetWedding

This this Target Wedding Registry discussion has been sponsored by Target and Social Chorus but all opinions expressed here are my own. I was recently approached by Target to help spread the word about this season's Target wedding registry theme: Be Yourself, Together.  They asked me to interpret their wedding theme of “Be Yourself, Together" and tell my readers what this theme means to me.  Part of this challenge was to choose two very different Target products that, when gifted together, add up to something better.  The Target Wedding … [Read more...]

Coastal.com can help fit glasses into your busy schedule

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Coastal.com for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Up until a couple of years ago I had absolutely perfect vision.  Then I hit 40 and everything started falling apart on me, including my eyes.  I found myself squinting, holding things farther away or closer to my face, and asking my kids to read things to me. Yup, getting old is no fun!  So, I headed to the eye doctor for an exam.  After she gave me a prescription for some eyeglasses I started looking at the selection and the prices … [Read more...]

The First Step to #NaturalBeauty Starts with Tree Hut!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tree Hut for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Over the past few years I have started trying to be more careful about the beauty products I buy.  I have always had sensitive skin so staying away from harsh chemicals, scents and additives just makes sense.  I have also started getting concerned about the not so obvious problems that could arrise from using harsh beauty products.  I can SEE a rash on my skin but what happens to my body when these harsh chemicals are absored into my … [Read more...]

Unique Mother’s Day Gifts and a Novica #Giveaway #spon

This post about unique mother's day gifts is sponsored by Novica but all opinions expressed are my own. Mother's Day is fast approaching and I have been struggling to figure out what to get my mom this year.  My mom has gotten to the point in life where she doesn't really NEED anything.  She is a collector of just about everything.  She has enough lotions, cookbooks, kitchen towels, and everything else to last til hell freezes over.  What do you buy a woman who doesn't really need anything?  Something UNIQUE that you know she doesn't already … [Read more...]

How to Dip Dye Your Hair Using Kool Aid

I was forced to learn how to dip dye your hair using Kool aid.  Why?  Because I am the mother of an 11-year-old girl who thinks I am the meanest mom in the entire world. I will not let her go to the salon and get her hair dyed!  Many of her friends are dying their hair...which honestly floors me completely because they are only 11!  Usually, they just get a strip of hair done or just the tips but I am too paranoid about the health risks associated with hair dye to let her get it done.  In an effort to find a 'happy … [Read more...]

No nonsense adds a pop of color to every wardrobe

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of No nonsense for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I am a rather practical sort of girl when it comes to fashion.  I like clothes that are comfortable, easy to wash, and flexible in terms of matching to outfits.  However, I also like to be stylish and include some color in my wardrobe as well.  My daughter LOVES colorful clothes but I try and buy practical clothing pieces that can be worn multiple ways to save money.  The perfect way to add color to any wardrobe without spending a … [Read more...]

Jewelry Gifts and Great Deals at Giando Massi

I am a fairly practical sort of girl but I still want to look good and feel great when I am out and about.  I try to find clothing, accessories and jewelry that are high quality and versatile.  That way, they last a long time and can be mixed and matched with a number of different outfits.  A universal little black dress and delicate gold chain can be worn a number of different places.  And a pair of dressy jeans, boots and chunky bracelet look just as good at the grocery store as they do at the pub on a Friday night.  Jewelry gifts are always … [Read more...]