CORE values at Origami Owl


I’m all about wearing jewelry that not only looks fabulous, but also have fabulous meaning. So I’m really excited to share Origami Owl’s new CORE line with you (it comes out next week!) in this sponsored post. The idea of Origami Owl is that you’re using jewelry to tell a story. You purchase a basic [...]

Dyson DC59 Review

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As much as we’ve learned we can’t live without our Dyson DC44 that we received last year for a review, when Dyson asked me to review their new Dyson DC59, I admitted that I just didn’t need two of their amazing cordless vacuums. However, I definitely knew someone that would love to review it and [...]

5-year-old girl gift guide

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Call it Christmas in July, but I always begin my Gift Guides in the summer, when my kids have birthdays. This post lists presents that she’s loving already and gifts that she’ll receive for her birthday this week. If you’re shopping for a 4, 5 or 6 year-old girl, here’s what’s hot. Items with an * [...]

Summer Reading List


I have amazing memories of summers spent on vacations, relaxing by the pool, sneaking in a half hour to read every now and then. In fact, the majority of my summers can be matched with the books I read and where I was as I read each book. This summer will be no different. Here [...]

5 gifts for Mother’s Day that give back

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Looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift this year? How about something a little different that doesn’t just benefit the receiver, but also the creator. DoGoodBuyUs (sponsor of this post) is an online marketplace for goods that do good. With each purchase, 50%+ of proceeds are dedicated to causes both in locally and around the globe. [...]