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 medium' so she does not hate … [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...]

Leather Handbags From Cuore & Pelle Offer Practical Elegance

A purse is one of those things that most girls just can't live without.  Where else would I keep that emergency flashlight, the bag of coupons, my kid's tooth that fell out at the mall or any of the other ten thousand weird things that I apparently need to carry around with me? Oh, I am supposed to keep my compact and makeup in there?  Yeah, not so much! I have too much other stuff in there to worry about girly things like eyeliner!  However, just because the contents of my purse are disgustingly practical, it doesn't mean I want to get stuck … [Read more...]

Gifts for Coffee Lovers: How about a Craft Coffee Subscription and 10% off code?

My husband and I are huge coffee drinkers and there is such a huge difference between GOOD coffee and not so good coffee!  In my opinion, if you are going to drink cheap coffee you might as well just not bother with it at all.  When my family asks what I want for Christmas I usually suggest things like expensive, whole bean coffee, artisan mugs, chocolate covered coffee beans and other gifts for coffee lovers.  We like practical gifts that will be used up and not create clutter so coffee is a great gift idea for us.  If you have a coffee lover … [Read more...]

Unique Gifts and Easy Shopping from Novica and a $40 GC #Giveaway!

My time is very limited this month, as I'm sure most of you understand!  With so little spare time on my hands in the next few weeks I am planning on doing a bit of my shopping online.  While it is always nice to browse the stores to find unique gifts for everyone on your list, that takes a lot of TIME.  Just because Great Aunt Matilda wants a hand blown glass vase for Christmas doesn't mean I am going to find it in any of the 15 stores I stop into next weekend.  Well, with Novica's new online gift finder, unique gifts are much easier to find!  … [Read more...]

Gifts for Girls this Holiday Season

When my daughter was younger, Christmas shopping was easy. Dolls, doll clothes, craft supplies, toys, more dolls and doll accessories were all abundant under the Christmas tree. As she has gotten older, we have had to make a few adjustments to our holiday shopping. As they get older, gifts for girls get harder to find!  I want Christmas morning to be fun for my daughter but I also don't want to waste money on gifts that are not going to be used the whole year through.  By making smart choices for your daughter this holiday you will save … [Read more...]

Fall Fashion Trends for Girls

My daughter has reached that oh-so-enjoyable tween phase of her life.  Her top priorities nowadays are music, her friends, and deciding what she is going to wear every day.  Her closet is overflowing with a riot of colors and every day she spends more time choosing her outfit than she does anything else.  Since I am a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, this fascination of hers is completely alien to me.  I have tried hard over the past year to become more knowledgeable about fall fashion trends for girls but they change so quickly that some days … [Read more...]

FRAAS Fairisle Infinity Scarf helps you stay warm in style!

The cool weather has finally arrived and I have started digging around my closet for a few warmer items of clothes.  While some winter styles can be rather frumpy looking there really is no reason why moms can't stay warm AND look fashionable at the same time.  One popular fashion trend for this fall is the addition of an attractive scarf to an otherwise simple outfit. A scarf is an easy way to add a splash of color to your outfit without adding in a  ton of other accessories.  The FRAAS Fairisle Infinity Scarf is extremely attractive and … [Read more...]