Friday, December 5, 2014 ~ Review and Giveaway!

Disclaimer:  I was not compensated for my review.  I was sent product in order to provide my honest opinion and all thoughts are my own. has recently added some great new products to its line and I got the opportunity to try them out with some of the wonderful pictures my family has taken this past year.  I love when I get the opportunity to actually use my pictures in unique ways and has many different unique items.

The first item I ordered was the wrapping paper.  It is a six foot roll and can be customized with as many as 200 photos.  This was super easy to make especially if you have albums on your computer or facebook.  I decided to upload an entire album of summer pictures and I have to say I am in love with this paper.  It is almost too awesome to use.  My husband even wanted to frame a section of it but I know Grandma will be in awe when she gets a gift wrapped in this paper of memories.

The second item I selected was an 11x14 aluminum print.  I was very intrigued by this because I have several canvas prints on my wall but this was different.  I decided not to do a collage with this one and instead I took a single print of my boys and it is simply stunning.  It comes ready to hang you just need to put a nail in the wall and it sits very nicely.  This is a picture my sister took and it is adorable.  The quality is exceptional.  I chose to use the option to enhance the photo and it makes the colors brighter.

The last item I got to order was an ornament.  I wasn't sure what to do and finally chose to make us an ornament with a few of my favorite photos from our trip to Disney World.  I chose an oval design and did I free form layout where I positioned all the photos myself.  I think I chose a few too many photos but it is still cute and something I know we will enjoy looking at every year when we pull out the tree.  

I hope I got you excited about all the new products has to offer.  The deadline to order for Christmas is December 10th so get those orders in!  If you check out their facebook page you can find out about all their promotional deals and great prices.

I am excited to be able to offer a giveaway as well.  Whoever wins is going to be a very lucky person because these are gifts you or a loved one will cherish forever.  Make sure to enter in the rafflecopter below!

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Purex Crystals Aromatherapy ~ Giveaway

Disclosure:   The Purex Brand provided me with a sample of Purex Crystals Aromatherapy in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

With the seasons changing again from hot to cold for me it is time to transition all of the blankets and do some bi-annual cleaning.  From bedding to curtains everything gets a wash.  Whether I am putting blankets away into storage or pulling them out I love the fresh scent of laundry scent boosters.

I was inspired not only by the weather but the opportunity to try the new scents from the Purex Crystals Aromatherapy line.  Their are 3 new scents available, energy, well being, and Serenity.  I tested out the well being scent and it was wonderful.

My husband actually asked me if I had been burning candles when he came home due to the pleasant scent in the air.  Even as I write this a week later when I cam home from a long day at work it is very peaceful to come home to the new well being scent in our home.  Way better then smelling our dingy dog.

I would love to give one of you the chance to try out on of Purex's new scents from their Aromatherapy line of crystals.  Just enter in the rafflecopter below.  Just let me know which scent you would love to try:

Well Being ~ brightens any mood with the happy fragrance of fresh blossoms

Energy  ~ helps you tackle any day with the stimulating power of citrus

Serenity  keeps you calm all day long with the gentle scent of water-lilies

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Saturday, October 25, 2014 One-Click Photo Book ~ Review

If you are like me then I am assuming you have a ton of pictures-not printed but sitting in your phone, camera, or computer.  You always say you will do something with them but they are probably accumulating, by the hundreds.  If you have kids you know I am not even joking.

With my first child I think I printed 200 photos or more and put them in albums that first year and I love them.  By the second child I wanted to do this but it is definitely not a priority, just a wish.  I am very, very good though about uploading them to Facebook and putting them into albums on a regular basis.  This came in super handy when given the opportunity to make a couple of photo books at

I loved how easy it was to just upload directly from Facebook.  I was able to select an album and then upload all the pics from that album.  I chose the easy route and had it place them all and then sorted from there.  Within 20 minutes I had my perfect photo book of our most recent vacation.

I love how they take all of the photos and make a collage on the cover.  I added a background to all the pages, a title, and voila!  My kids LOVE looking at it and it is perfect to take and show family.

I love how easily it fits on our bookshelf and they make even better gifts.  Grandma lives out of state and doesn't have a Facebook so sending her picture books of the kids is the perfect gift.

Right now you can make a large hardcover 20 page photo book for only $25 which is a steal.  Think about it.  By the time you pay to print photos, purchase a photo album and actually put those pictures in the album you have spent as much or more.  This is simple and you have a book that lasts forever.  I love the quality and had my book in my hands in about a week!

Create a professional photo book with a single click using's One-Click Photo Book. Select photos of any size from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, or your computer and they will instantly suggest a clean, professional layout that you can further customize.

Deal: Use this link for 51% off a 20-page 11.5"x8" Hardcover Photo Book From

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Join Children's Claritin and KaBOOM! Bringing Imagination Playground™ to Communities in Need!

Parents! Vote Now to Help Kids Have More Fun - One Playspace at a Time
As parents, we spend a lot of time discovering creative ways to nurture our children's curiosity. Luckily, being outdoors provides the perfect landscape, fueling young imaginations and creating endless possibilities for exploration, discovery and creativity. Children's Claritin hopes to inspire parents to create innovative play spaces in their backyards, and communities.
Children's Claritin also believes in the benefits of outdoor activity for children, and wants to help children get the most out of every day! They're teaming up with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit, to help bring innovative playspaces to communities in need and you can help! By voting, you can help them pick the four community organizations that will receive Imagination Playground™. What's Imagination Playground™? See imagination at play - watch last year's winner enjoying Imagination Playground™.
Be sure to visit where you can place your vote and gather playspace inspirations for creating your own backyard playspace.  
While visiting the Children's Claritin & KaBOOM! Facebook page, you can also:
  • Learn more about the twelve organizations you can vote for receiving Imagination Playground™
  • Download coupon offers
  • Locate a playspace near you
Vote now and help us pick the four community organizations that will receive Imagination Playground™. You can vote one time per day through 9/26/14. Click here for voting rules.

Monday, September 8, 2014 One-Click Photo Book ~ Deal

Create a professional photo book with a single click using's One-Click Photo Book. Select photos of any size from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, or your computer and they will instantly suggest a clean, professional layout that you can further customize.

You can get one for just $25!
Deal: Use this link for 51% off a 20-page 11.5"x8" Hardcover Photo Book From

Since we will be headed to Florida this fall I think this will be perfect for all the pictures I plan on taking!  Can't wait to see how it turns out and share it with everyone.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Summer Fun in Chicago!

With the summer winding down and everyone heading back to school I just wanted to reflect on all the great activities my boys and I had this summer.  It was honestly one of the best summers ever and I had so much fun exploring our great city with awesome friends.  Here is a list of all the great places we visited and I plan on visiting all of them again!

These were our 10 main activities this summer and it was a blast!  I hope to highlight one place each week during the fall with tons of pics.  I hope that wherever you live whether it is Chicago or a small town you take the time to explore your city.  I never took the time before and realized these are only a few of the many awesome places this city has to offer.

Have fun and explore!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dial's Coconut Water Body Wash ~ Giveaway

Disclosure:  "The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango body wash in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own."

I love how Dial consistently comes out with new great products.  I am addicted to "new" so if my favorite brand has a new product I have to try it.  Dial has impressed me yet again with their brand new Coconut Water Refreshing Mango body wash.  I am a morning shower person so the fresh citrus like fruity scents alone are awesome for waking me up in the morning.

You can see I have already used half the bottle and I am in love!  I like how clear it is and I can honestly say my skin feels softer and more hydrated.  I have been spending a lot of time outside since it is summer and my skin is in need of the extra hydration.  

"Coconut water is a leading trend known to be rich in antioxidants and electrolytes that help provide replenishing hydration.  Mango is known for being nutrient rich and adds a touch of tropical freshness."

After several weeks of using the Coconut Water Refreshing Mango body wash I have to agree!  I would love to offer you the chance to try it out for yourself.  Enter below and I will choose one of my readers to receive a coupon for a FREE bottle of Dial's new body wash.

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