Holiday Gift Guide Review: Star Shower Slide Show & Star Shower Window Wonderland #ad #sponsored #review


When we first moved into this apartment I had such high hopes with decorating it because it was so different from the other places that we have lived (well, considering that 2 of the 3 apartments we lived at were at the same place!) I was really super excited to have an actually patio and quickly ran out and got pink and green chairs for outside!  I had hoped to actually put up pink lights out there but David wasn't going for it! I was pretty bummed, but he did let me put up Christmas lights that year so I was happy! However, I wanted lights for other times of the year, but Christmas lights were not really what I was going for and I didn't really know what else to do... then I became acquainted with the orignal star Shower! David picked me up one , and I was so excited to be able to have different colors of lights and different patterns and what not that I could use for different things. I have used them not only for christmas but even at one point I used the green ones when Kurt … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide Review: Ring Video Doorbell (Hammacher Schlemmer) #sponsored #ad #review


Sometimes I see something and I try for a good while to get it to review before I ever wind up with it, sometimes it isn't cut and dry and it isn't instant - but it seems like those are always the most exciting reviews that I get when they come to be a reality. Oh, and sometimes you have to find somewhere other than the actual brand to get the review from too! The latest item that I got to review was one of these "special" items and it was the Ring Video Doorbell that I got thanks to the wonderful folks at Hammacher Schlemmer. I worked with them last year on a review for my wine fridge which I really love, but I did end up gifting it to my parents a couple months ago! I would have kept it but I know that they would enjoy it and that it was going to a great home :) In case you don't know Hammacher Schlemmer has almost anything in the world that you can think of, and you can even get their catalog sent to you if you want. I always find so many unique things that I love when I … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide Review: The BroBasket #review #sponsored #ad


This is a review of Alcohol so if you are not of legal age in your country of residence (21 in the USA) then please do not proceed reading this review- thanks! You all know that I love adult beverages, I don't make a big secret of it, and I generally do several alcohol related reviews every year! However, this year I just haven't really been in the mood to do them because most of the ones I generally end up writing are ones for wine, and I have to admit I am kind of not that big of a wine drinker anymore! Mostly because it gives me horrible heartburn and I always end up so hungover/horrible headaches when I drink it so I kind of switched back to beer and the "hard stuff".  As far as reviewing beer goes, I would rather just buy it, and as far as "hard stuff" goes I don't really get the chance that often! I was also looking for something GUY related to put in this gift guide and I found out about bro baskets and well everything tied together! I have to say though , you don't … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide Review: Corked Portable Aromatherapy #sponsored #review #ad #corked


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. So lately I have really been interested in essential oils! I have always been semi interested in them, and I knew a little bit about them, I just hadn't ever really bit the bullet and tried them! I ended up getting a set of them a few weeks ago, and I have been trying to learn more about them ever since! I have enjoyed them so far, and I have been trying to expand not only my knowledge. but my collection of related goodies and blends and what not as well! One thing I thought would be really awesome would be a way to be able to get some of the benefits of aromatherapy without having to be around a diffuser, and I also thought it would … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide Review: Carhartt Chore Coat for Dogs #review #sponsored #ad #carhartt

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One of my favorite things to review are the ones that I get for others, especially when they are for one of my fur babes. Of course, Marley being a dog ends up with more than what Sam does for the most part!  When I started putting together my gift guide back in the mid summer, David asked me if I knew that Carhartt made pet stuff now and I actually didn't! I was really excited and knew that I wanted to try to get at least something of theirs to review for Marley for the gift guide. I actually took a while to get in touch with the right person, which was fine -sometimes it happens like that! I originally requested 2 items, but I only got one of the items because of availability, but I was excited to be able to work with them.The  Carhartt Pet Accessories & Gear  line has several items to choose from including beds, car seat covers, blankets and more! My Family & David LOVE Carhartt Carhartt has been a big brand that people in my family has always really liked! You … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide Review: Homedics Soundspa Slumber Scents #review #sponsored


So in the last review that I wrote I told you all all about my sleep ritual and how I love making going to bed an "event" that I really look forward to all day long ;) especially since I really don't nap that much anymore- and a nap just isn't the same as getting ready for a good burrow-y, relaxing sleep that night time can bring (well, when you are me that is sometimes not the case , but that is my mission at bed time :) ) I have been REALLY lucky lately to get some really awesome things to review that involve relaxation and going to bed including sheets and even a new mattress. The latest thing I got to review though might be my absolute favorite thing ever- thanks to the awesome folks over at HoMedics! I had been wanting a sound spa for quite a while. I had one years ago when they were first kind of popular ( I was probably in high school or early in college at the time) but it wasn't anything all that great. Since I have had issues with my night time sleep for more years … [Read more...]