Wednesday, June 12, 2024

HelloHelen is the Best Discovery Set I have tried in a Long Time

HelloHelen's niche perfumes have got me excited!

Let me start by saying that I get excited about trying any new fragrance. When I know a new perfume is coming in the mail, it is not unusual for me to rearrange my whole schedule to be here for delivery (if possible). This discovery set though, from HelloHelen, has been an ever better than typical fragrance experience. The first perfume sample had me saying, oooh! and then that kept happening. Usually in a discovery set there will be one or two total that I like, IF I'm lucky. That was not the case with this set. After the 4th or 5th one in, I was saying out loud, "These are all bangers!" 

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Discover Rosy & Earnest's New Fragrance "Vanilla Rum Royal"

"Vanilla Rum Royal" from Rosy & Earnest, is a luxurious and ethical niche scent that is perfectly unisex and smells like a dream. A brand new release, from a fairly new fragrance house, "Vanilla Rum Royal" has found a way to take clean ingredients and turn them into a rich, delicious scent that is oh so perfect for date night (or any night).

Vanilla Rum Royal - Rich and Alluring

Finding a standout scent that is also considered a clean-beauty scent can be challenging, but Rosy & Earnest has nailed it with "Vanilla Rum Royal." Imagine the first sip of fine aged rum, mingled with the rich, creamy sweetness of vanilla. This fragrance is a masterful blend of amber rum, suave vanilla, and intense oak that will leave you craving more. 

Monday, May 27, 2024

Memorial Day Sale! 20% off Cat Lady Box Subscription

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received a free sample or a discount code to use towards the purchase of an item. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Each month Cat Lady BoxCat Lady Box will deliver a box to your door filled with items for just you, or items for you and toys for your cat (whichever subscription you choose). This month's box was delivered with a handful of goodies that are sure to bring a big smile to you or the lucky recipient if you're gifting it. I'm happy to list the contents below:

Monday, May 20, 2024

Goodbye Vacations, Welcome Adventures: 5 Tips For The Summer Experience Of A Lifetime

 Disclosure: This is a collaborative post. Please welcome today's contributor.


Image: Freepik

Summer vacations are just around the corner, and, after such an intense year, it is only natural for everyone to strive for a week - or, really, just a few days! - of total, deep relaxation. However, there are several reasons why you should travel more, and finding relaxation is only one of them!

So, this year, consider ditching your beach vacation for a unique, life-changing experience that you will treasure for years to come! Below are all the tips, strategies, and inspiration you need to start planning the trip of a lifetime.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Memorial Day Weekend Recipes

As we gather with friends and family this Memorial Day, there's nothing better than sharing good food and drinks. To make your holiday entertaining easy (and delightful) I'm excited to share a few recipes from the family-owned tree fruit experts at Stemilt. These recipes are not only delicious but also highlight the best of fresh, seasonal produce. Let’s dive in!

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday


I saw this on Facebook and it gave me a chuckle. 
Happy (almost) Wordless Wednesday. 😊

Friday, May 10, 2024

Win a Collapsible Duffel and Lunch Bag from Watchitude

Disclosure: I received product sample(s) and/or a discount code to use towards the purchase price. All opinions stated are genuine and my own. 

Watchitude offers everything you could need for transporting things from one place to another. As a teacher, I see how fast the school year is now coming to an end. My students are telling me about their various plans which include video games, sleeping in, vacations, and camp. Lots and lots of high schoolers are going to camp. Why? Because there are specialized camps for every sport you can think of and our school is all about the sports. In any case, these children need an easy way to transport their items that still looks fashionable too (yes, even the bags they carry make a statement) and Watchitude is the perfect recommendation. 

Friday, May 3, 2024

Enter to WIN the Encountering God Study Bible

Disclosure: Many thanks to Harper Collins Christian Publishing for providing a sample.

While I like to listen to sermons (in-person or on TV/radio), and that is something I enjoy doing very much, it just seems to me that I get more out of it, or it 'sticks' more, if I am actually reading the word. This "Encountering God Study Bible" offers an outstanding way to increase your knowledge and deepen your faith as it takes you into God's word with tools set up to help you remember and be able to apply what you are reading.

The Encountering God Study Bible is the crowning work of the Blackabys. Featuring their trusted approach to Bible study, this Study Bible includes: 

• Notes highlighting how God might choose to encounter you in His Word 
• Notes explaining ideas, events, people and places in the text 
• Word studies, character studies, and biographical sketches of figures from church history 
• Notes to help you navigate current cultural issues

With everything you need to navigate through a book that is sometimes challenging to read, this study Bible will be a blessing to you and your home. Is it always easy to read the Bible? No. But it is always rewarding, sometimes in the immediate, and sometimes when what you have read comes to mind in the future. Blackabys Ministry has carefully considered everything you might need to help you make the reading easier and far more enjoyable. This is a Bible worth recommending.

This Bible retails for just under $35 and it is well worth the investment. Makes a great gift idea (Mother/Father's Day is right around the corner) or would be an excellent addition to your own home.


One lucky winner is going to win a copy of their own. Enter below and if you know someone else who might be interested, please share the post or let them know! This is a wonderful study Bible to own. US entrants only.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Orange Cats are Featured in the Cat Lady Box this month!

Disclosure: I received a sample or a discount code to use towards purchase of the product. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

CatLadyBox has done something new for the month of April with their very first Orange Cat Lady Box!! This is good news for our family because my oldest granddaughter has TWO orange cats and  she's going to love everything in here.

This month's box is photographed above. You can see that in addition to the cute box it is shipped in, you also get things like:
  • Cat Bandages
  • Orange Cone Cat Toy
  • Silly Goose Toy
  • Postcard
  • Cat Tumbler
  • Soft Cat Tee-Shirt (this one says 'Big Stretch")
You can choose a Cat Lady Box with items for the cat lover in the house, or one like I have above that has items for you and for your feline friend. 

Sunday, April 28, 2024

FabFitFun Summer Box with a Discount Code

Disclosure: I received a sample product or a discount code to use towards the purchase price of one. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

As I have mentioned before, FabFitFun is my favorite subscription box, hands-down, period. Why? 
  • Just one product (usually more than one) would cost more retail, than the entire purchase price of the box (making everything else, essentially free).
  • You get to choose full-sized products.
  • Deciding which items to pick is tough because there are so many great options!
  • You get to try famous brands that may have been on your radar already.
  • You may discover new brands and items you love (I have found so many new favorites).
  • You have the freedom to select from an assortment of items, spanning from beauty, to household, and more.

The FabFitFun subscription boxes are very affordable. 
Annual Subscription Promo (gift with purchase) 
Seasonal Subscription Promo: 20% off first box!

This is how my FabFitFun package arrived this month...