Nichole and David’s Myrtle Beach Adventure Fall 2017 #myrtlebeach #sponsorswanted


I am very excited to say that I will be doing another sponsored trip here on the blog! This has been 3 years (give or take) in the making, and I had all but given up and decided to give it another go- because I don't give up very easily! I have got a lot of NO's along the way, but it just pushed me even further!  Of course my last trip was to TN and it was really awesome, for the learning experience that it gave me when it comes to doing these kind of sponsored opps!   This time around I am hoping that everything goes a little smoother- last time I was sick the first day of the trip, David had just started having anxiety attacks (we didn't know what was going on at that time) and I overbooked our activities, and it was unseasonably hot! It isn't to say we didn't enjoy that trip because we did.. I am just hoping for good health all around and a little less stress :) I am putting this post up as a pinned post with my sponsors until after the trip- and I will be doing a few … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide 2017:Looking For & Early Sponsor Shoutouts #holidaygiftguide


  Hey Everyone! I cannot believe that it is already time for Holiday Gift Guide 2017. I decided to start a bit earlier than usual this year, because I had already started to receive pitches!  I am thinking of starting in Mid August /Early Sepetmeber. This is my main post that will have all the information, my early sponsors (they get extra love and shoutouts) and of course a form to pitch me! This post will be pinned for a while, and then I will switch over to the actual guide being pinned at some point, with a link to this post of course! My blog turned 7  years old in May and I had an AMAZING time doing my gift guide last winter! I am not in the reviewing for just whatever I can get for free, and I also write very in depth reviews and not just copy/pasted information from the products site or press release. Actually, my last two guides went fairly well- and I did realize that a few of the reviews for the guides didnt' get tagged for guides so I will be going back to fix … [Read more...]

Happy Eclipse Day #eclipse2017


Hey Everyone Well...I'm coming at you bright and early again this morning! well.. like I say I actually have beat the bright! My mom is bringing me some gravy mix so I can make a recipe I saw on facebook- in the video for it they made their own gravy and I was like oh please that is silly I can just use a pack! I actually had a bogo coupon on the packs I wanted but I wound up with the wrong kind- let me just say it had something in it I can't have. David was like why did you read the label, and I actually didn't do it intentionally lol. As a person with food allergies and then when I was growing up we couldn't eat so much stuff for religious reasons (a lot of which I still don't eat) it just happens lol. I can't believe my mom is going to bring it to me, because I asked her to run it out here yesterday when she went to the store- I am literally less than 2 min from the intersection and she said she wasn't coming this way so I was like o.k then.. well the only reason I think … [Read more...]

Always drained on the weekends.. but still trying ya’ll!


Hey Everyone Well.. I don't know WHY.. and I mean HONESTLY but here it is the weekend and I was absolutely drained today! Now before anyone goes oh nichole if you'd lay off the wine,beer ,whatever you'd feel better.. well.. let me tell you I have drastically cut that out compared to the way I used to be, and I literally didn't have 2 glasses last night so.. yeah.. I don't know if all the staying up early through the week and doing so much, and maybe I really do need to be crashed out asleep on the weekend or something! I know I write about this crap a lot but I really do wonder this stuff. It is just like seriously I have to figure out some sort of pattern eventually that would work lol... I mean I woke up around 8 or so ..laid and cuddled with Sam for a bit- David was actually still asleep and Mars was in her bed.  I felt pretty o.k but by the time we got up a little bit of 9 my eyes were bothering me- which is nothing new it is likely allergy eyes but.. anyways by like 12 or 1 … [Read more...]

Art Therapy: Why Is It So Beneficial?


Time and time again, we are told to look after ourselves, and keep ourselves physically healthy. But what about our wellness and mental health - why is there less emphasis on keeping our minds healthy? The fact is that a lot of people don’t value mental health as much as physical health, when they should do. Looking after your mind may not be an easy task to navigate around, but it is doable, it’s just a case of knowing the steps that you need to take to look after your mind.   Today, art therapy has become a massive success, with millions of people utilizing this unique therapy form to reduce stress and alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems. Anyone who has a passion for arts and crafts is likely to be mentally healthier than people who don’t do anything creative. The question is, why is that - why are arts and crafts so beneficial for our mental health? Photo source   Art promotes … [Read more...]

early morning for me- need to hit do all the things mode


Hey Everyone Yes, I am coming at ya'll bright and early this morning. O..k... technically it isn't even bright out yet ha ha.. It is not even actually 7 a/m yet so.. yeah lol. I woke up a million times in the night last night and I havent been asleep at all since 4 or so! I am sitting here in the bed with the laptop (which is pretty well what I do now a days- I never hang out in the living room anymore. mostly because it is easier to watch youtube on my tv in here) Marley is all burrowed down beside me, and actually I don't even have the t.v on just quite yet!  Sam is laid out in the middle of the floor between the bedroom and the living room just in case you were wondering. I kept up cleaning out posts yesterday evening and I am right now at 400 posts cleaned out of drafts. Some of the ones that are still around are ones that were old paid stuff that were good topics, they just had links in them and they were old...I might clean them up and use them for random content in the … [Read more...]

Thursday Already?


Hey Everyone Well.. That draft cleaning out was very interesting yesterday- it was kind of funny in a way, then some memories were not so good and .. yeah .. I am down in the 700's now and I think I might work on it more today after I send out a few pitches. There is one item in particular that I want and I am determined to get it somehow! I have pitched like 4 places for it lol - It is related to my MB trip and I am offering double feature between it and Holiday Gift Guide so we'll see- cross your fingers for me- it is something I actually really need and would be helpful even beyond the trip! I have a few more things to add to my guide, and I need to make a collage to share on instagram for my taffy too. I actually need to put pics on instagram of things I have got so far and send out some emails -I am planning to write in batches - the reviews so ..we shall see how that goes as well! I am still pitching for a few things though -though if this one thing I replied for comes … [Read more...]

Elderly Pet Care

Caring for an elderly pet Like humans, pets need special care as they age. Giving your older pet the best care that they can get will help them have a more comfortable journey to the end of their life. Make your home accessible Older pets have similar requirements to humans: as their bodies weaken, their living environment needs to become easier to navigate. Your pet will appreciate it if you keep their source of food in the same place and if you don’t make any changes to where they sleep. Try to declutter your home as far as possible so that it is easier for your pet to navigate around it – which is especially important if your pet is losing their sight. A small step ladder can help pets to access areas in the home that they like to go to but struggle with now. Keeping a light on at night is another accessibility option that many older pets will appreciate. Look after your pet’s diet Pet food is usually sold according to an age-related formula, and you should keep an … [Read more...]