What to Pack for an African Safari

What to Pack for an African Safari

This What to Pack for an African Safari tutorial and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SootheYourSoreSpots #CollectiveBias (Tap the image above to shop for your African Safari first-aid supplies.) My husband and I just got back from an amazing time in Africa that included time spent on safari. While the sights were breathtaking, no on told us what a toll the actual ride would take on our bodies. The Safari we went on was in northern Kenya, where the Samburu and Turkana tribes live. Our job there was serving the people of those two tribes and we had to drive between where we stayed and where the tribes lived. The terrain was breathtaking, but [Click here to continue reading]

DIY Outdoor Entertaining Deck Update

DIY Outdoor Entertaining Deck Update

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Enbrighten Color Changing Café Lights. I’ve been wanting to do something with this deck for years, but never got around to it. I’d paint it then tell myself, I’d decorate it, but it never happened. For years it was used as my kids’ outdoor playroom or sorts, but they are teens now. No longer do I need to fill this deck with their kiddie pools and sand boxes. I can actually turn it into a space where me and my husband can relax or have game night with the kids. Now that my kids are all teens, I stopped making excuses and turned my deck into a useful outdoor entertaining space. Supplies Used: one gallon of deck [Click here to continue reading]

Best Way To Manage Bladder Leaks and Still Be Flawless

Best Way to Manage Bladder Leaks and Still Be Flawless

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Always Discreet. The opinions and text are all mine.   Ladies, can we talk candidly? I’ve shared on several occasions issues that many of us experience, ranging from hair loss, to body image and bladder leak issues. Why do I share? I share because I want you to know that these issues are real, they are normal and you aren’t the only woman experiencing them. We’re all in this together so we need to support and encourage one another through these experiences. Our friends should not feel embarrassed to talk to us about normal women’s issues and vice versa.  Becoming vulnerable enough to discuss these subjects with women can be hard, but true friends, [Click here to continue reading]

Wine Tasting & Tapas Viewing Party

Wine Tasting and Tapas Viewing Party

My Wine Tasting and Tapas Viewing Party tutorial has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #Chardonnation, #NotableSummer #CollectiveBias” The secrets I share today will show you how to put together a wine tasting that will make you look like a professional chef. I returned home from an amazing trip to Kenya and have a ton of pictures to sort though. Our friends and family have been asking to see them, but I don’t just want to swipe through them on my phone. Instead, I’m hosting a small viewing party. For the menu I’m serving Tapas and wine. The Tapas I’m serving are a mix of [Click here to continue reading]

DIY Clothespin Planter Tutorial

DIY Clothespin Planters

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OurCaringHands #SoftsoapTouch #CollectiveBias In a few weeks I am going on a mission trip to Africa and the kids will be with my in-laws. This trip has been years in the making and having my in-laws step in with the kids has made it possible sooner than expected. As a token of appreciation, I have been putting together a care package for my in-laws filled with things they like and can use. My mother-in-law taught me a lot of what I know about homemaking, cooking and home decor. Over the years every time she’s come over, she’s never come empty handed. She always brings something I need for [Click here to continue reading]