13 06, 2016

Tips for hosting a killer 4th of July outdoor party

By | 2016-08-30T23:08:53+00:00 June 13, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|2 Comments

Growing up, my parents threw the annual 4th of July celebration every year. We missed two over the years. Just two. Noooo, I'm not sharing how many years I've been helping them with their 4th of July outdoor party. Just know I've got more than 20+ years of experience, and the tips here will help [...]

23 05, 2016

4 tips for turning last season’s items into new spring looks

By | 2016-08-30T23:02:38+00:00 May 23, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on 4 tips for turning last season’s items into new spring looks

Few things are more satisfying than doing a thorough spring cleaning. While some items you come across can definitely go into the junk pile, allowing you to free up some much-needed space, others can become “good as new” with a little love. In the spirit of this season of rebirth (and saving a little cash!), [...]

11 05, 2016

5 hot toys for summer

By | 2016-08-30T23:04:26+00:00 May 11, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on 5 hot toys for summer

Attending TTPM's Spring Showcase is always a huge treat, for me. Thanks to the timing of it this year, it also happened to fall on "bring your kid to work day." Even better? My little sunflowers also had spring break. It was as if the world was insisting I bring the little monkeys with me [...]

27 04, 2016

6 best trees for low maintenance gardening

By | 2016-08-29T18:03:28+00:00 April 27, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|1 Comment

People are busy, and maintaining a garden can take a lot of work. Did you know there's a way to keep the maintenance down? The 6 best trees for low maintenance gardening are the perfect answer to your gardening dreams! When it comes to making sustainable living choices, plant life species that require minimum watering, [...]

23 04, 2016

A chance to try the new JLust by JLo fragrance

By | 2016-08-30T22:53:30+00:00 April 23, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|27 Comments

Would you like a chance to try the new JLust by JLo fragrance? I know what you’re thinking, November Sunflower’s wearing PERFUME? What’s the world coming to? Yes, it’s true, I’m not a huge perfume wearer. However, it’s JLo! We know my number one girl crush in life is Jennifer Lopez. I’d give anything for [...]

19 04, 2016

Teensy Tiny Homes – Living Large on a Budget

By | 2016-08-30T22:55:38+00:00 April 19, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Teensy Tiny Homes – Living Large on a Budget

Miniature homes are becoming very popular all over the world. Minimizing unnecessary square footage, and focusing housing on the bare essentials, is a growing trend, and the goal of many. Tiny homes are a great way to start living large, on a budget. Miniature homes have everything you need in life: bathroom, kitchen, living area, [...]

18 04, 2016

The Masters Tournament sparks the love of golf each spring

By | 2016-08-30T22:56:45+00:00 April 18, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on The Masters Tournament sparks the love of golf each spring

The Masters Tournament sparks the love of golf each spring for the kids. It's the reminder they need to ask me to sign them up for our local town programs, and camps. I've never been a lover of golf, I'm a tennis girl. Their adoration for the sport of golf is directly traced back to [...]

13 04, 2016

Verizon FiOS is wired differently

By | 2016-04-13T13:06:15+00:00 April 13, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Verizon FiOS is wired differently

I've expressed my love for how Verizon FiOS is wired differently. I'm not relying on coaxial cable anymore, but rather fiber optics. It means having my photos uploaded to use in my picture sharing website at warp speed, as opposed to running the chance my window times out and I have to start all over [...]

11 04, 2016

10 fashion trends to follow in 2016

By | 2016-08-30T22:58:51+00:00 April 11, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on 10 fashion trends to follow in 2016

The internet is filled with pictures of people with excess makeup, and cosmetic surgeries gone wrong. This year, it's time to do something different, more natural, and embrace new fashion trends that are subtle, but sexy. Let's delve into 10 fashion trends to follow in 2016. 10 fashion trends to follow in 2016 Perfect Hair [...]

30 03, 2016

Sinus allergies or something else?

By | 2016-08-29T18:14:21+00:00 March 30, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|1 Comment

When the seasons begin to transition from winter to spring, millions of people suffer from seasonal allergies. Many others are less fortunate, and experience allergies year-round, due to a variety of irritants such as mold, food, dander, and dust. As an allergy sufferer, you may have “tried and true” remedies to help you get through a [...]

28 03, 2016

FitBit does more than count steps

By | 2016-12-04T13:38:30+00:00 March 28, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on FitBit does more than count steps

Count steps you say? Sure, I don't mind if I do! People are jumping to get trackers of all kinds, and my personal favorite is the FitBit. It was given to me as a gift from my wellness coach, and earlier this year, it became easier to track my sleep with it, so I'm HOOKED. [...]

26 03, 2016

Spring cleaning checklists – Free Printables

By | 2017-08-24T20:37:07+00:00 March 26, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|6 Comments

Spring has certainly sprung, and it's time to start the fun chore called Spring Cleaning! Wouldn't it be nice if you could use Spring Cleaning checklists to make the process go faster? So glad you agree. It's why I created a lovely set of Spring Cleaning checklists free printables just for you guys. Well, not [...]

21 03, 2016

How to convince your kids to do spring cleaning

By | 2016-08-30T22:48:44+00:00 March 21, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on How to convince your kids to do spring cleaning

I know, you're thinking I'm nuts to try and offer up a "How to convince your kids to do spring cleaning tutorial." Sometimes I think I'm imaging it, but my kids enjoy cleaning with me. They haven't tackled the big spring cleaning job with me, but this is the year, my friends. I can feel [...]

14 03, 2016

Sensitive Scents™ from Renuzit® won’t overpower sensitive noses

By | 2016-08-29T18:16:53+00:00 March 14, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Sensitive Scents™ from Renuzit® won’t overpower sensitive noses

We all know it. It’s just a fact of life. Boys stink. It doesn’t matter what age a boy is, they just stink. More often than not, air fresheners irritate my nose. Sensitive Scents from Renuzit won’t overpower sensitive noses, though! We’ve been using it in our bathroom, because that seems to have a high [...]

9 03, 2016

Family trips and children’s health

By | 2016-08-30T22:50:04+00:00 March 9, 2016|Lifestyle, Travel|Comments Off on Family trips and children’s health

When you've got kids, keeping family trips, and vacations interesting is always a challenge during Spring Break, for parents. Camping is one great activity that families can enjoy during spring break. It's a great way to enjoy nature, spend time together and appreciate many things which go unnoticed during normal daily life. Family trips and [...]

17 02, 2016

FiOS TV offers Free View

By | 2016-02-10T15:20:02+00:00 February 17, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on FiOS TV offers Free View

When I was younger, and we had a cable company for our television provider, there used to be preview weekends. Now this was years ago, so FiOS TV didn't even exist, and the plan we had with this service provider was rather basic. I believe the only movie station we ever had was HBO. Back [...]

10 02, 2016

When the weather outside is frightful, it’s time for Skylanders SuperChargers

By | 2016-08-30T22:43:10+00:00 February 10, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on When the weather outside is frightful, it’s time for Skylanders SuperChargers

Just when you think you'll get out of the winter months, without suffering through a blizzard, mother nature slaps you in the face. She screws up your weekend plans, and drops not inches, but feet, of snow all around your home. When the weather outside is frightful, it's time for Skylanders SuperChargers on WiiU. Well, [...]

3 02, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Sick Days, Yeah Right

By | 2016-02-04T10:41:27+00:00 February 3, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Behind the Scenes: Sick Days, Yeah Right

Brutal and utter honesty here, because sometimes you just need to know this: most small business owners, and freelance writers, and website owners, and basically anyone who works for herself/himself, do NOT get sick days. It just doesn't happen. It's something everyone should know when peering behind the scenes of a professional writer who works for herself. [...]

30 01, 2016

Alternate ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

By | 2016-01-30T13:37:53+00:00 January 30, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|7 Comments

Bet you thought you were going to be reading a post about hearts and flowers; romance; and, how awesome Valentine's Day is. Sorry, not here. I'm not a fan of Valentine's Day. I'm all about sharing alternate ways to celebrate Valentine's Day. Alternate ways to celebrate Valentine's Day In my world, almost anything would be better than [...]

27 01, 2016

Sleeping with my new Thunder 1.0 takes a little getting used to

By | 2016-08-30T22:33:52+00:00 January 27, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Sleeping with my new Thunder 1.0 takes a little getting used to

Remember back in December of 2015, I started using a new pillow, to help improve my sleep? Thunder 1.0 he’s called. After sleeping with Thunder, I’m here to give a little update on how Bedgear’s Thunder 1.0 is affecting my journey to improve my sleep. Sleep is the most essential part of your health, no joke. [...]

20 01, 2016

Healthier new year – 7 helpful suggestions

By | 2016-08-30T22:35:51+00:00 January 20, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Healthier new year – 7 helpful suggestions

We all want to try to live a healthier lifestyle. It could be to improve your physical health, or it could be to enhance your mental health. Hell, if you're like me, you want to work on both your physical and mental health! I find that when I work on my physical health, my mental health improves, [...]

16 01, 2016

Priority for the new year is…

By | 2016-08-30T22:36:55+00:00 January 16, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|2 Comments

Did you do it? Did you make resolutions, or goals (seems that's the new buzz word out there,) for the new year? What did you make a priority for the new year? Is it health and fitness, like so many of us in the world? Did you happen to plot out ways to accomplish your health [...]

13 01, 2016

Bedridden with FiOS

By | 2016-01-13T12:37:24+00:00 January 13, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|2 Comments

Beyond experiencing pain from Endometriosis, I normally don't spend a lot of time bedridden with any kind of illness. As a matter of fact, I haven't been so sick it left me unable to get out of bed, in five years. This past weekend I was hit with an Endometriosis flare-up, along with a sinus infection! [...]

4 01, 2016

Yoga at home with Grokker

By | 2016-08-30T22:39:29+00:00 January 4, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Yoga at home with Grokker

I've been told many times I need to start doing Yoga, it's great for everyone at every level. Pfft. Sure it's great for everyone at every level <insert eye roll here.> Yoga isn't easy, people. You all have been doing it longer, I can't even keep my balance most of the time. I'm a hazard [...]

1 01, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

By | 2015-12-10T18:17:27+00:00 January 1, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year to everyone out there! It's going to take me about two months to start writing 2016 on everything, and I'm not sure if I'm ready for 2016 to start yet. I'm a little nervous, as this is going to be the year my Little Miss turns 10. I'm not sure where the [...]

28 12, 2015

Will Bedgear have what it takes to improve my sleep?

By | 2017-05-31T13:25:32+00:00 December 28, 2015|Featured, Lifestyle, Reviews|Comments Off on Will Bedgear have what it takes to improve my sleep?

Will Bedgear have what it takes to improve my sleep? Who knows if it does, but I'm willing to give it a shot! I'm a bit desperate! Lack of sleep is the norm in my life. Sure, you're thinking I'm going to blame my kids. Surprisingly, they've both been great sleepers for most of their [...]

25 12, 2015

Merry Christmas from the Minions

By | 2015-12-10T17:58:35+00:00 December 25, 2015|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Merry Christmas from the Minions

We had a couple of amazing trips this year, and the holidays are going to be a little less about gifts, and more about experiences! Trips to Disney and Universal this year will be trips the kids will remember for a lifetime. Memories are the best gifts you can give your kids, and we're wishing [...]