My #SoleStory – Cute Vionic Orthopedic Sandals

Vionic offered me the opportunity to review a pair of their Havana Heel Strap Slides for their #SoleStory campaign. I was thrilled, having already enjoyed the Orthaheel slippers they had sent me to review. I’ve never had a really good pair of sandals before. I’ve worn cheap sandals that looked cute but killed my feet, […]

How to Wash Orthaheel Slippers

A few months ago, I was sent a pair of Orthaheel slippers to try out. (Side note: they are now known as Vionic with Orthaheel technology.) It took some time to break them in, since you need to wear them for a few hours a day until the orthotics conform to the shape of your […]

TJ Commandeered My Quaker Breakfast Shakes (Review)

Not too long ago, I was asked to try out new Quaker Breakfast Shakes. Since we’re always looking for new things to have for breakfast that also taste good and have some nutrition, I said: Sure, why not? So they sent me some samples of both the strawberry and the chocolate flavor shakes. Since it’s […]

2013 Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts for Kids and Their Parents

It’s only two days until Black Friday, and I still haven’t fully planned out my shopping trip. Most of that will come tomorrow, after Thanksgiving dinner and dessert, as we peruse the newspaper ads. But I was lucky enough to work with some great brands that sent me some gifts for TJ so I could […]

Making Life a Little Bit Brighter with GE Reveal Lighting

If you’ve ever been to my house – and not many people have – you’d know that our lighting is pretty terrible. Someone representing GE reveal® light bulbs reached out to me and asked if I’d like to try out some of their new 75W halogen reveal® bulbs, and I couldn’t pass that up. They sent […]

Talk About Bold Flavor! A Nibblers Cheese Snacks Review

Snacks are a big deal in our house, and we do love our cheese. It wasn’t hard to say yes when I was asked if I’d like to try some Nibblers 100% real cheese snacks from Crystal Farms. The timing was a little off, as I was out of town when the samples were delivered […]

No Tricks – Healthier Snacks for Your Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween

For the past few years, I’ve been trying to feature healthier Halloween treats, and I’m happy to continue the tradition this year. I had two brands reach out to me this Halloween, and I’m happy to report that they are both quite tasty alternatives to candy with no redeeming nutritional value. (I’m not going to […]

Heart of Haiti Supports Artisans Via Fair Trade – My Beautiful Papier Mache Bowls (Review)

When I was at the Type-A Conference last month, I spoke with some bloggers at the Mom Market who worked with Heart of Haiti, a partnership of Macy’s and Full Circle Exchange that provides artisans from earthquake-ravaged Haiti with sustainable work crafting decorative pieces for sale in the U.S. I agreed to review a piece […]

Fall Allergy Tips Now That the Kids Are Back to School

I’m working with Children’s Claritin to share some allergy tips this fall. They sent me a back to school “survival kit” and a list of things to share with you to help deal with your kids’ allergies. I’m happy to be working with them, because Children’s Claritin came to our rescue during the Family Forward […]

WorldWinner Wednesday – Vegas Nights 2, a $25 Giveaway, and a $250 Sweepstakes! #VN2SkillGame

The fine people at GSN Cash Games, aka WorldWinner, contacted me this morning about sharing a few fun things with my readers in celebration of their newest game, Vegas Nights 2. I’ve enjoyed playing WorldWinner games for years, and the time-sensitive nature of the information convinced me to switch up my posting schedule. Disclosure: There […]