Month: December 2011

2011 In Review

2011 In Review

As this year draws to a close a sigh of relief slips out of my lips. 2011 was most certainly the most difficult year I’ve ever had in my life thus far. It included several ER trips for me and Tyler, a lifeflight and ICU […]

Swingline SmartTouch Stapler *Review*

Swingline SmartTouch Stapler *Review*

Hubby is an office supply geek. Anytime we go shopping for office supplies in a store or browsing online on sites like Shoplet.com his eyes light up like a little boy on Christmas Day. He just loved pencils, notebooks, organizers, and desks. I knew he […]

Interior Decorating

Interior Decorating

Fougeron Architecture contemporary dining room

When I was trying to decide what I wanted to be “when I grew up” one of the things that really interested me was interior decorating. My cousin actually went on to get her degree in Interior Design and is now working for a company using her talents, and I was able to talk to her a little about all that it involved. Although I love decorating when I found out that there was a lot of sewing and literal design work involved in a degree in that field (figuring out how to create a room so that the outlets fit in wasn’t too appealing to me) I decided that my talents lie elsewhere–at least as far as a career was concerned.

I still love to watch interior decorating shows–HGTV is my ***favorite*** channel of all time! I also enjoyed working alongside interor decorators and picking up tips when I worked at the furniture store. Some of my favorite blogs and magazine focus on interior decorating and home design. I’ve discovered that my tastes are very electic, I love modern design mostly but things like my very victorian dresser and more classic kinds of art appeal to me strongly as well. Some day when I’m rich *winks* I will be able to indulge this side of me.  For now I will continue to glory in the fact my apartment has granite countertops and silver fixtures and hang my pictures in off set groups of odd numbers.

Have you ever considered a career as an interior decorator? Do you enjoy design shows? Which ones?

Digital Scrapbooking Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Freebie

I have a great offer for you! Thanks to MyMemories Software (remember I just did a review of them *here* ) I will be bringing you some great digital scrapbooking freebies weekly! I’m excited because I’ll be downloading them for myself as well! 😉 The […]

Rugs USA *Review*

Rugs USA *Review*

I never used to think much about rugs until I started working at the furniture store. I was impressed to learn from the interior designers how much a rug can do for the feel of a room–and many times they picked the rug first and […]

Influenster Holiday VoxBox

Influenster Holiday VoxBox

I hope that you all had a very wonderful Christmas! Mine was a little sweeter with this awesome Holiday Voxbox full of stocking stuffer type goodies I was sent from Influenster. I’m digging the NYC gloss so far and can’t wait to use the masque tonight during my bath–I need it after all the cleaning, decluttering, and organizing I’m doing today! The imPRESS nail polish looks pretty sweet too–very interested on how well it will work. I’ll be posting updates on the individual products as I get the chances to use them and give you the scoop on them! Excuse me now though, off to go pop some of those Mentos into my mouth and get back to organizing!


Did you get a stocking this year? If so what was in it? Would you want any of these as stocking stuffers?

Find a Better Night’s Sleep ~ Guest Post

Find a Better Night’s Sleep ~ Guest Post

Find a Better Night’s Sleep There are various reasons for a poor Night’s Sleep, of which include a poor diet, lack of exercise or a sleeping partner that snores. All of these problems can be fixed to improve your sleep; however, one, often overlooked, problem […]

120-Day Get Fit Giveaway

120-Day Get Fit Giveaway

With all the opportunity for indulgence during the holiday season, it can be hard to stay in a healthy mindset. Although we shouldn’t resist treating ourselves to some of our favorite seasonal confections, it’s important to indulge wisely so we don’t find ourselves in damage-control […]

CampusBookRentals.com Partners with Operation Smile

CampusBookRentals.com Partners with Operation Smile

CampusBookRentals.com Partners with Operation Smile
Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft, often they are unable to speak, socialize or even smile. When born in countries and circumstances where this condition is misunderstood and not easily treated, these children can be shunned or even rejected, as often their parents cannot afford to give them the surgery that would forever change not only their face, but also vastly improve their lives.
A team of over 5000 credited medical volunteers has been restoring the smiles to these children’s faces, through an international charity providing the much needed surgical services. Since 1982, Operation Smile has provided over 2 million patient evaluations and over 200, 000 free surgeries, bringing smiles back to the faces of children and young adults, allowing them to lead happy and normal lives. Operation Smile is one of the most prominent children’s charities in the world working in over 60 countries by restoring children’s smiles it gives them hope for a brighter future Apart from providing surgeries Operation Smile trains medical professionals throughout the world so that they can bring back their skills into their community.
In 2011 Operation Smile has partnered CampusBookRentals.com and their Making a Difference Program, which has committed to donating a minimum of 1, 000 life changing surgeries, throughout the world. There is a way you can help too! For every book that is rented, starting now, CampusBookRentals.com will donate a portion of the proceeds to Operation Smile.

A book can add a smile to yours and now a children’s face as well

Colors & Shapes Write-On Wipe-Off Workbook *Review & Giveaway*

Colors & Shapes Write-On Wipe-Off Workbook *Review & Giveaway*

Ever since she was itty bitty Amber has been a *huge* Sesame Street fan! She will sit mesmerized any time it comes on! I’m a fan of it too–it’s super cute and educational, always a win in our house! Now that I’m getting ready to […]