5 Ways to be a "do-it-all" hostess without doing it all

5 Ways to be a “do-it-all” hostess without doing it all

This shop/post has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #KrogerPizzaDeal #CollectiveBias I’m hosting for the holidays, have 6 family birthdays between November 22 and December 25th, plus Christmas shopping, gift wrapping, and a New Year’s Eve dinner. Quarter four of this year is absolutely hectic, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. One thing I’ve learned is that family is everything and spending as much time with them especially around the holidays is important. This time of year can be overwhelming with all of the dinners, pot-lucks, and parties, so I try to incorporate convenience meals to lessen the burden. After hours prepping and cooking for Thanksgiving and Christmas, I don’t want to think about [Click here to continue reading]

How to make a DIY Surprise in a Tin Ornament

DIY Surprise in a Tin Ornament

This DIY Surprise in a Tin Ornament tutorial and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GladeHolidayCheer #CollectiveBias The winter holidays are my absolute favorite. It’s the time of year when I begin slowing down the pace of life and prepare to have family over. My tradition begins with making my home a holiday sanctuary for guests. I start my holiday decorating early in November, so that I can enjoy it longer. The primary tasks begin with switching out the decor and home fragrances. To kick off the holiday decor transformation, I mark a morning on my calendar to get the big stuff done. To set the mood, I start by lighting my favorite Glade® [Click here to continue reading]

Berries & Cream Grilled Pancake Sandwiches

Berries & Cream Grilled Pancake Sandwiches

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EggoStarWarsPancakes #CollectiveBias Delicious News! Eggo waffles and pancakes now have no artificial flavors and colors from natural sources. And guess what? “No artificial flavors and colors from natural sources” pertains to the full product line. Eggo® products have been a go-to breakfast, lunch, snack and dessert staple ever since my kids were toddlers. I’ve used them in so many unconventional ways that my kids have never gotten bored. They come in so many varieties that make them perfect for so many recipes. The Kellogg’s® Eggo® Star Wars Galaxy Adventure™ Buttermilk Pancakes caught my eye because they coincide with the next movie we’re going to see in theaters.As soon as [Click here to continue reading]

5 Ways to Combat Skin Care Emergencies

5 Ways to Combat Skin Care Emergencies

5 Ways to Combat Skin Care Emergencies What can be worse than the onset of an unsightly skincare emergency the day of a big event such as a wedding, reunion, business interview, or first date? Have you ever cancelled a first date because a cold sore erupted? How about an acne breakout the morning of your sister’s wedding or worse… your own? With tips and insights is board certified dermatologist, Dr. Margarita Lolis to help us handle these common emergencies within 24 hours.   1. Problem: Hives, Redness and Allergies Solution: When you realize a certain food, beverage, cream or cosmetic triggered an allergic reaction discontinue use or consumption. As for treatment Dr. Lolis suggests using hydrocortisone cream which can be purchased at the drug store and [Click here to continue reading]

4 Yuck Free Ways to Prep Your Guest Bathroom for the Holiday's

4 Yuck Free Ways to Prep Your Guest Bathroom for the Holiday’s

These 4 Yuck Free Ways to Prep Your Guest Bathroom for the Holiday’s and the shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MerrySpritzmas #CollectiveBias Do any of you dislike cleaning the bathrooms before guests arrive, especially the commode? Cleaning the bathroom is one of those tasks that can be down right disgusting, but it doesn’t have to be. With 15 years of home making experience under my belt, I’ve learned a trick or two that makes cleaning the bathroom just as easy as any other room the house. Following these 4 yuck free ways to prep your guest bathroom before the holiday’s, will get your bathroom clean and smelling fresh in no-time minus the yuckiness! [Click here to continue reading]

5 Essential Tips for Great Skin Without Makeup

5 Essential Tips for Great Skin Without Makeup

My 5 Essential Tips for Great Skin Without Makeup and this shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AGummyYouCanTrust #CollectiveBias This is the time of the year when your hair and skin can take a beating between the crisp winter air and lack of exposure to the sun. With the change of weather should come a change of routine when it comes to caring for your skin. What worked in the warmer months, may not necessarily work in the colder months. As I take a look at my skin care routine, I jotted down some the them that work year round to keep my makeup free skin looking healthy and radiant. Take a look at my [Click here to continue reading]