• Designing a Useful Daily Planner

    I have to write down appointments. In the past few years there’s too much happening between my two girls’ activities, the dogs, and my home work schedule. In order to keep track of it, I’ve been through more than a few daily planners! There’s a long list of free printables online that you can find to print your own planner for daily schedules. There are tons for blogging, home management, and health or fitness. The problem is that often, no matter how awesome the planner is, it just doesn’t quite fit what I need. Maybe I have a very odd schedule? For years now, I’ve worked 3 days per week…

  • Mother Nature Hates Our House!

    It’s Friday evening at 6:10 and as I’m driving down the road after a 9 hour shift at work to stop off at a couple of stores I rarely get the time to go to, my phone rings. Traffic is heavy, so I find a street to pull off on and check my voice mail. My first thought is that my ex has called with a question about my kids, or that my mom thought of something for me to bring home after work. Yep, it’s my mom. Her voice is frantic, on the verge of tears and I immediately think she’s hurt or that my kids are hurt or…

  • What I wear: Mix it up

    I turned 40 last week. Yay me, right? Actually, I’m proud to have made it this far. With the kind of stressful life I have, I’m surprised my heart didn’t give out years ago! Anyway, I was in a blog hop a while back and found a couple of bloggers who share what they wear. They work from home and/or work outside the house too. My problem was that I thought they were all young. I wondered ” does anyone my age show off their fashion?” The answer is, yes, they do. I found a couple of inspiring blogs and, I’m sorry to tell you that you’ll now have to see…

  • Fall Makeup Look Review and Product Recomendations

    The Makeup Geek is one of my favorite makeup Youtube stars, but I can’t afford the products that she uses most of the time. So, I’ve decided to try to find ways to create her looks without the expense.   Today’s Video I love this look! But, I’m not going to wear that much makeup realistically. I would probably stop with the 4 or 5 base colors used in this video. Then, I’d use a simple eyeliner, some mascara, and I’d be done. I’m also on a strict budget, so for what I don’t have at home already, I’d buy from either BHCosmetics or E.L.F cosmetics because their prices are…

  • Colgate Slim Soft Toothbrush Review

    I may trade in my toothbrush after using the colgate slimSoft just once! No, really. I’m impressed. I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. But believe me, if I don’t like the products I get from companies, I’m not gonna say that I do. According to the Colgate website, “in Thailand, where the tapered bristle segment is growing at a double-digit rate, strong sales of Colgate Slim Soft toothbrush drove Colgate’s share of the manual toothbrush category to a record high for the year. Based on this success, Colgate Slim Soft toothbrush will be rolled out globally in 2013.” Well, it’s late in 2013 so I assume…

  • Review: Private Selection Bread And Meat Rub

    Recently I was accepted into another BzzAgent campaign for Private Selection foods. I was given coupons for free items from the Private Selection line to use at my local Kroger store. I’ve been in other Private Selection foods campaigns and liked their food, so I joined this one to try out more items. This time around I picked up some artisan bread, a steak rub and some pancake syrup. There have been a few campaigns in the past where the items I was sent coupons for weren’t in our local store yet. Not this time! I had quite a selection for the breads and rubs. The syrup only came in one…