Holiday Parties Made Easy and Yummy with King’s Hawaiian and Walmart

(Sponsored) This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® Holiday at Walmart but the opinions are all my own. Are you ready for the holidays? ‘Tis the season of festivities, and I can’t wait to plan a holiday party with friends and family. My first rule is to make sure that preparation and clean-up is simple and easy! I want to be able to enjoy the party and not worry about the food and mess. We usually invite families with a mixed age group, and, therefore, the menu has to be appetizing for everyone. To minimize the holiday stress, I rely on King’s Hawaiian and Walmart to help! The party planning begins with a quick trip to Walmart. My one stop go-to store for all my holiday needs! I grab a cart and get ready to conquer my holiday shopping list. The list is simple and … [Read more...]

Make a Resolution for Younger Looking Skin with RoC® Retinol

(Sponsored) This post was sponsored by RoC® Skincare as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. A couple of weeks ago I admitted to you that I am 35. Yep, 35. In my twenties, I dreaded turning thirty. Something about being that old made me want to freeze time. But, as thirty turned into thirty-one, and then thirty-two, and now thirty-five, I'm embracing each and every fine line that is appearing on my face. I kind of consider them little badges of honor. With every wrinkle, it simply means I laughed a little harder and have lived to become a little wiser. {It should be noted that I know longer feel as though thirty is "old".} When the package for RoC® Retinol Correxion® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream showed up … [Read more...]

Love and Healing with Seal 7

{Sponsored} Music Review And the smooth rich sounds of R&B legend Seal is back, with a new album titled a simple Seal 7 (his seventh studio album)! It’s been a long time since we heard new music from our velvet-voiced soul singer. After a very public split with Heidi Klum, all the emotions of love are alive in his new album. The music is filled with everything that defines love – hope, sadness, excitement, chance and more. Once again he joins forces with the music producer Trevor Horn – the man behind some of Seals greatest hits and some of my personal favorites such as “Crazy” and “Kiss from a Rose.” A lucky 7 for Seal? He is an open book singing about heartache (The Big Love Has Died) to new passions (Life on the Dance Floor) and does so with the smooth sounds that … [Read more...]

Stay Worry-Free Over the Holidays with Sears Bundled Maintenance Package

( Sponsored) This is a sponsored post on behalf of Sears Home Appliances.  All opinions are our own. With the Holidays quickly approaching, it's time to begin thinking about how we'll get a festive meal on the table, all at once, and have the turkey, ham, and each side dish still warm. Otherwise, you'll have a line at the microwave for everyone to warm their plate. I took for granted, as a kid, how Grandma pulled this seemingly impossible feat off each year. Now, I wish I could ask her just how she managed this miraculous task. While I know we would all love to run out and purchase a brand new bundle of beautiful kitchen appliances, I also know this just isn't in all of our budgets this time of year. What we all can do is take great care of the kitchen appliances we currently have. Did … [Read more...]

New Music from Andrea Bocelli “Cinema”

(Sponsored) New Music Review, "Cinema".  A fresh perspective to timeless music. Andreas Bocelli’s new album, “Cinema”, is a masterful compilation of some of the greatest hits from classical films and musicals. The album includes Bocelli’s stunning renditions from works like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “Evita”, “Dr. Zhivago”, “West Side Story”, and many more. Many of these iconic tracks are truly made unique by Bocelli’s smooth, sweet-sounding voice. I found that one does not need to be a lover of classical music to enjoy this album, as anyone can appreciate the sheer musical quality and raw beauty behind Bocelli’s passion and skill when performing these epic pieces. Demonstrating his identity as an international artist, Bocelli records songs in English, Spanish, Italian, French, … [Read more...]

In the Kitchen with Sears Home Appliances and Service

(Sponsored)  This is a sponsored post on behalf of Sears Home Appliances.  All opinions are our own.  There comes a time in every homeowner's life when she must buy new appliances. I know, the whole thought of replacing an appliance that has essentially become your best kitchen friend can seem daunting. The refrigerator? It's kept all your fruits, veggies, leftovers, and kids' juices nice and cold over the years. The range? It's cooked countless meals, both on its stovetop and in its oven. You can say it single-handedly fed your kids...nah, you still want to take credit for that. The dishwasher? Now, this is my best friend in the kitchen. Without her, my dishes would be piled to the kitchen ceiling. Not joking, I loathe hand washing my dishes. I have a large family, its my excuse. And, … [Read more...]