Friday, September 29, 2023

Sip, Savor, and Celebrate: National Coffee Day with a Twist!

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

Hello, coffee aficionados and caffeine connoisseurs!  It's National Coffee Day so I feel justified in sharing my unabashed love for coffee!! As a fellow coffee lover, I have had my calendar marked for today because it is National Coffee Day (woohoo!). Every year, on September 29th, coffee lovers from all over the world come together to celebrate their love for this magical elixir. But this year, we're adding a unique twist to our coffee celebration by exploring a couple of other delightful coffee-themed products that go beyond your morning cup of joe.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Wordless Wednesday: More with the Skittles

Last week the mustard-flavored Skittles gave me a chuckle. This week, it's a distribution problem. 👀🤣🤣🤣

Not sure who the photo belongs to, I saw it on a meme and it made me laugh.

The Blind

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Experience the incredible true story of Phil & Kay Robertson in the new movie, The Blind. Coming to theaters September 28th!

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Smart Strategies to Ease Inflation's Effect on Holiday Spending


Many of you know I’m a teacher. Most people also realize that means I operate on a limited budget. In recent years, inflation has become a hot topic that has left many individuals and families reevaluating their financial strategies, including me. It’s getting harder and harder to make things work. The rising cost of goods and services has impacted our purchasing power, making it essential to adapt and learn how to make more informed decisions.

With the holidays coming up (they’ll be here before you know it) and me always being big on gifting to my family, I am taking some measures to try and tackle the challenges posed by inflation, while still being able to make those holiday purchases. The best tool I’ve found so far is the use of financial calculators to help me create a strict budget. If I want this year’s holidays to be special (and I do!), I have to make sure I’m planning for them now. Otherwise, I could overextend myself or short my family on being spoiled on the one day of the year I get to indulge them. I am determined not to be faced with either of those situations.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Bon Bon for the First Day of Fall


Bon Bon is Cozy

As the leaves begin to turn fiery shades of red and orange, and a gentle chill fills the air, there’s a certain magic in the transition from summer to fall. It’s a time when we bid farewell to the carefree days of sunshine and welcome the cozy embrace of sweaters and scarves. What better way to mark this beautiful change of seasons than with a scent that captures the essence of fall itself? Today, to welcome the first day of Fall with open arms, I reached for Viktor & Rolf’s Bon Bon perfume. It was a decision well-made.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Wordless Wednesday: Mustard Madness


Would you, or would you not?

I'd try one, but I probably wouldn't buy a pack to do so...

Friday, September 15, 2023

$10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Highway 60 in Theaters

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

I was mildly interested when I heard about the new movie coming out called Route 60: The Biblical Highway. I do enjoy a good documentary, especially if travel is involved. When I watched the screening of it though, I was blown away. It was SO good that I watched it again, immediately. It is jam-packed full of information but presented in a way that is so compelling.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Wordless Wednesday: Covid Strikes Again

Covid got me.
I sent a picture of the positive result to my grown kids.
One sent a message back saying he thought it was a pregnancy test. 👀
That's a little past my time, my love. 😆

I'll be around to visit per usual, but I'll probably be late.
Sandee, can you add my link to your list (please)? 💖
I'm going to get some rest. This 5 minutes has all but worn me out. Silly Covid.


Friday, September 1, 2023

What You Can Do To Have A Better Vacation

Disclosure: This is written as a collaborative post.


The thought of traveling might stress you out a bit and that’s okay. Maybe you haven’t had the best experiences with it in the past, or maybe you’re someone who rarely travels.

It’s important to focus on what’s in your control in this case. It’s wise to have a plan before you pack up and head out. The following advice will cover what you can do to have a better vacation. This way you’ll return home happy that you left in the first place.