Improve your Smartphone Photography Skills #VZWBuzz

Easy Ways To Improve Smartphone (1)

I am part of an awesome network of Verizon Lifestyle Bloggers. All opinions expressed are my own. #VZWBuzz I use my smartphone to take photos all the time. Many of them do not turn out quite as good as I hoped. They may be blurry or dark. Most of the bad shots I take are my fault for not knowing how to shoot the photo correctly. Knowing I need to improve my photography skills and knowing how to improve my photography skills are two different … [Read more...]

Bedwetting Solutions Kids Love: GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Underwear For Nighttime!

GoodNites Tru Fit Underwear for Boys

Thank you to GoodNites® for sponsoring this discussion about nighttime bedwetting protection.   Does your child wet the bed? They are not alone. According to the GoodNites® study, 1 in 6 children between the ages of 4 and 12 suffer from nocturnal enuresis, more commonly known as bedwetting.  This is a fairly common condition that children cannot control or be trained out of. In the meantime, kids who wet the bed may experience anxiety, … [Read more...]

Brilliance Award Winners are Great Gift Ideas For Kids + Giveaway

loopdeloom childrens crafts

Thank you to Brilliant Sky Toys & Books for providing Brilliance Award winning toys for our review. All opinions expressed in the blog post are our own. This blog post may contain affiliate links.  There are literally tens of thousands of toys (possibly more) in the world today. Parents and grandparents want to buy the ones our kids will enjoy the most. And sometimes, we have no idea where to start looking. One way I like to narrow it … [Read more...]

Why You Need Daily SPF Protection (even in Winter) + Supergoop! Sephora Exclusive Trio

Why you need Daily SPF protection - even

Thank you to Supergoop! for providing me with the Hello, Sunshine trio kit. All opinions expressed in the blog post are my own.  We may all be pretty good about wearing our daily UV protection during summer months. But did you know that it is just as important to protect our skin from harmful UV rays even in the winter? The sun's UV rays are just as harmful no matter what the temperature is outside. Studies have shown that the best … [Read more...]

Enjoy the season with Teavana Fall Teas #TeavanaFallFavorites

Teavana Fall Teas

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Teavana. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. I am just going to go ahead and put it out there: I love Teavana fall teas. Favorite seasonal tea flavors, Pumpkin Spice Brulee and Spiced Apple Cider (even the names sound delicious and oh-so-perfect for Autumn), are back! There is no reason at all to be … [Read more...]

Craft Pumpkin Pomanders make lovely Fall Centerpieces


Pretty pumpkin pomanders make lovely Fall centerpieces for everyday tables or as Thanksgiving table decorations. I love to make pomanders with real oranges studded with cloves around the holidays. I thought, why not expand that idea to pumpkins and flowers? I used a craft pumpkin and silk flowers so my pumpkin pomander would last the entire season (and come back next Autumn). These flower-covered pumpkins are simple to make and the color … [Read more...]

On Trend with Skull Jewelry: Chamilia “I Love You To Death” Collection

chamilia skull bead

Thank you to Chamilia for providing me with lovely I Love You To Death jewelry collection samples. All opinions expressed in the blog post are my own. This blog post may contain affiliate links. The Skull fashion trend is going strong and October is a great time for you to get on board with it. This month leads up to Halloween and Day of the Dead, a duo of holidays perfect for wearing skull fashion. You don't need to sport a huge skull print … [Read more...]

Your Baby Could Be the Next Gerber Baby!


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Gerber Baby. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #MC #GerberPhotoSearch2014 Our Gerber Favorites. If I had to pick a favorite Gerber product, it would have to be the 1st Foods Bananas. This was one of the first foods I fed to my babies, and they loved it. I liked to stir a little bit of the bananas in with their baby Oatmeal cereal. It … [Read more...]

5 Amazing Uses for Dawn Soap in the Kitchen (besides washing dishes!) + Giveaway


Thank you to Dawn for sponsoring this discussion about Dawn soap uses and kitchen cleaning. Be sure to join the Double Duty Divas on Twitter and Pinterest for #DawnBeyondtheSink parties and prizes! #DDDivas I bought my very first bottle of blue Dawn earlier this year as a main ingredient in a homemade tub and tile cleaner. Dawn helped me achieve such sparkling results in my bathroom that I was instantly hooked! And I had yet to use Dawn … [Read more...]