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Congratulations Class of 2015! Celebrate with Party Pail [Deal Alert!]

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God when I graduated college in 2011 (it went so fast!) it was so fun to prepare for the celebrations! With summer around the corner and all the excitement that comes about when it's time to welcome in a new chapter in your life, it's the best time party.

Whether you are graduating high school or college, PartyPail has everything you need to send them on their way with the perfect celebration! And, they're offering up to 50% off graduation party supplies (prices marked), just in time for your party.

From plates and napkins, to balloons and streamers, PartyPail has everything you would need to honor the graduate in your life! With a full range of graduation party supplies, you won’t need to shop anywhere else. Plus, it’s all based on color, so you can pick out the graduate’s school colors or just throw them a party based on their favorites. I personall…

Elemental Herbs - Helping My Lips Stay Beautiful! [Review + Giveaway]

I tend to get lazy about lip balm and forget to add this to my beauty bag. But recently I had an AWFUL experience with the EOS lip balm because my skin started to peel and it got weirdly sticky. I think it was just something in the EOS lip balm I was allergic too. So when that happened, I knew I had to find something different. I had the chance to try out lip balm by Elemental Herbs and I can't wait to tell you about it.
I tried out a five lip balms from them - 

Coconut Lip Balm

Original Lip Balm (with SPF!)

Spearmint Lip Balm

Organic Original Lip Balm

Tangerine Lip Balm

Honestly, I really liked all of them. I liked the Original Lip Balm with SPF, because it had SPF. I don't own a car and I am going to be out in the sun more when walking home. So, having a lip balm that has SPF is important to me. It's not super high (SPF 12) but it's not something I see too often with lip balms. So this was very awesome to me. I loved the Spearmint and Tangerine lip balm for during the day. …

Happy Celiac Awareness Month! [& Giveaway!]

This is an important month for Celiacs. I've not been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, but what has perked my interest is how celiacs cannot have gluten in their diets. Since going gluten-free, many times you hear a lot of information about being gluten-free alongside being diagnosed with Celiac.

I partnered up with Glutino this month to boast about their amazing options for celiacs (or those of you who have a gluten allergy or are gluten sensitive).

Before I get into my experience with Glutino, I have a few sites I can highly recommend to read more about Celiac disease -


They have a very interesting frequently asked questions area where you can find out more about Celiac disease, whether or not a gluten sensitivity exists, and so much more. Pus they have an awesome guide on learning how to live with Celiac Disease as well.


Here is also where you can find out more about Celiac disease, symptoms, and there's also information about… - Save Money on Summer College Session

Are you in college and plan on going to summer school this year? I remember those days and having to tax on even MORE expenses to an already tight budget. Text books are always expensive and the campus bookstore doesn't help ease the burden.

Be rest assured, there IS a better alternative. Visit It's like your own personal campus bookstore with a heart. First, you get 40-90% off those sky-high bookstore prices. Nothing like purchasing a text book in the comfort of your own home while in your pajamas.

Plus there is FREE shipping both ways, whether you are getting the book or returning it. This is nicer than trying to resell the text book for change (don't you hate buying a $200 text book to sell it back for $25?) With Campus Book Rental, you are cutting the costs and energy spent on purchasing the text books in your college bookstore.

Love to highlight? Well, you can highlight the books you rent. I like that a lot, because you don't want to hold bac…

Beardsmen Spirit - Excellent Facial Hair Care for Men [Review]

My brother had the chance to try out some facial hair care made by Beardsmen Spirit. He is beginning to really appreciate some of these beard care products! He always talks about how they improve the look of his facial hair and makes it easier to manage. So I was happy to ask him share his experience with everyone.

Beardsmen Spirit "Bold Forest" beard Oil

He automatically raved about this one. He thought it smelled wonderful. He said it absorbed nicely and left his facial hair looking shiny, full, and healthy. This came highly recommended especially because the size of the container. (He noticed most of the beard oil places don't send a large amount of oil; this container was a generous size).

Beardsmen Spirit Mustache Wax

He noticed right away that the mustache wax wasn't as easy to apply. He recommended putting this out in the direct sun (maybe by a window that gets sunlight) so the product softens a bit. When he was able to get enough of the product out to use on h…

Dove Fruit Chocolate - A Good Idea Anytime, Anywhere

You know that food where you are fairly certain you could eat it until you are seriously not doing too well? I found this food in Dove Fruit Chocolate.

I'm not always a fan of chocolate covered fruit because some times it's just too dried fruit tasting or the pieces of fruit are too small for me to appreciate. But when I tried Dove Fruit Chocolate I knew I had something amazing on my hands. You would be proud of me though because I shared this with my mom and brother and we spread it out over the week.

This was just good stuff. I tried out three different kinds - Whole Cherries, Whole Blueberries, and Whole Cranberries. Each had a very unique flavor because of the fruit inside. My favorite was the Chocolate Covered Whole Cherries because you get great sized pieces of chocolate. I did enjoy the Chocolate Covered Whole Blueberries and Chocolate Covered Cranberries but not as much as the cherries. This is something I will look for again.

What I really like about these chocolate…

Enter to Win One of 20 $50 GAP Gift Cards [Ends 5/21]

I have an amazing giveaway to share with you! Now through May 21st at 11:59 PM EST. You have the chance to win one of TWENTY $50 Gift Cards. You have a great chance to win and I think that's pretty awesome. Enter now by following this link. See complete Official Rules for entry instructions, full prize descriptions, restrictions and other important details.
But if you don't win, I do want to tell you that this is the BEST time of year to shop gap. They are having a summer kick off event VERY SOON and it's running from today through May 20th. You can get up to 40% OFF PLUS they have daily deals going on:
Monday, 5/18 ONLY
$20 Select Adult Shorts (I have my eye on THESE shorts!)
$10 Select Kids, Toddlers and Babies Shorts

Tuesday, 5/19 ONLY
$25 Select Womens Dresses & Skirts
$15 Select Kids, Toddlers and Babies Dresses & Skirts

Wednesday, 5/20 ONLY
$8 Select Adult Tees, Tanks & Layers
$6 Select Kids, Toddlers and Babies Tees, Tanks & Layers

Exclusions apply


Wedding Day Jewelry Ideas #Style #Wedding

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If you're like me, you're Facebook page is FILLED with wedding announcements and plans. Whether it's your wedding or one you are taking part in, choosing the jewelry for the occasion can such a dazzling experience.

With all the decisions that have to be made from dresses to food to venues to everything else that leads up to the huge occasion, you eventually need to start thinking about jewelry.

Visible Interest is the ultimate source for modern jewelry-from earrings, to bridesmaid's gifts to wedding bands. The smallest pieces can make a big statement. They are a beautiful compliment to the bride and the wedding party.

Wedding Day Earrings

As seen in Martha Stewart Weddings,these Freshwater Cultured Pearls sit on dainty solid 14K gold hoop earrings and provide an updated twist on pearl studs.

Stunning vert… - Never Forget the Date

I don't know about you but I need to SEE something in order to remember it. Like everyday. I need to see it. And with this day and age of technology and advancement, there is something to be said about paper invitations.

This time of year tends to be so filled with announcements. Babies, weddings, thank you cards, parties, oh my! So when you are writing up your invitation, why not choose somewhere that was with us at the beginning of the "save the date" cards?

Yup, MagnetStreet was one of the first to offer save the date magnets and they are celebrating their 10th anniversary. They are celebrating with AN AMAZING sale. The invitations are customizable and you can get exactly what you need for the next important date in your life.  Better yet you can get free samples in your colors!

Find out how you can get the best invitation, thank you card, and everything else in between and save 30%! Purchase yours now or check out some of these ideas:

I received payment in exchange f…

Shop For a Good Cause [Greater Good Review + Giveaway]

I've gotten more and more into online shopping, especially with the lack of a car. With so many different websites to use, I think one of the most difficult things to do is choose which one you like best. One of the websites I think you should put down on your list is the Greater Good Shop.

According to their website, a small portion of each item you purchase goes back to charity. They've partnered with Novica to bring some amazing items to purchase from and they import items from all over the world. Read more about Greater Good by following this link.

I looked around for a few items that I could enjoy as well as some small prizes my mom and my brother. For my brother, I selected socks. For my mom, I chose a journal. For myself, I selected earrings. For all of us, I choose some nice soap.

One thing you should note while you are on the site is that as you are perusing you may see photos of three different products. The reason I'm pointing this out is that at first I assume…

Cricut - Perfect for the Beginning Crafter

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Mother's Day is around the corner and if you are thinking about what to get for your mom, you may want to introduce her to this amazing new machine by Cricut. The Cricut Explore One™ is perfect for crafing beginners and basic crafters because it offers a simplified design-and-cut system that is incredibly user-friendly. The Explore One™ actually offers most of the same features as Cricut's other Explore machines, it's just priced lower!

In addition to its affordable price, here are a few other things about the Cricut Explore One™ that you're sure to love:
It can cut over 60 different materials, from the most delicate materials like vellum to thicker things like leather. It can also cut cardstock, vinyl, fabric, balsa wood, leather, and more…without complicated settings.You'll have free access to Cricut's Design Space™ online software and iPad® ap…

Why A Naturepedic Mattress Would Be A Wonderful Birthday Surprise!

I'm joining in the fun to win the chance for a Naturepedic EOS Standard Mattress. Blogger Mommy Greenest has a new book coming out called "The Mommy Greenest Guide to Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond" and best of all this book will be free for all you moms and moms-to-be out there. I think that's pretty amazing. She received help from a few brands to launch the book, such as Acure Organics, Babo Botanicals, Naturepedic, and Weleda.

Actually I'm not so much entering this giveaway for myself,but I'm hoping I can win this new Naturepedic bed for my mom. She's been using the same mattress she's had for more than fifteen years. Things have been financially very hard lately and we just can't afford a new one right now. Every dollar counts and this kind of purchase would be impossible. It's an important purchase though because she's always talking about how terrible her mattress feels and it seems to

Amazingly enough this giveaway ends right around…

Way Better Snacks Are Way Better! [Review and Giveaway Ends 5/7]

I had the chance to try snacks made by Way Better which might just bring you to the question, "Why are they way better?" Well why don't I answer this for you (courtesy of Way Better Snacks).

1) Simple Ingredients
2) Sprouting, which gives you increased vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, digestibility, and nutrient absorption.
3) Great Taste
4) and last but not least, better for you! Their snacks are non-GMO Project Verified (VERY important to me), certified Gluten-Free, Certified Whole Grains Council, and many ingredients are Certified Organic.

Those are important reasons why their snacks are way better! Read more about their company and how they started on their website.

So for my review I had the chance to try out several different Way Better chips.

Sweet Chili Corn Tortilla Chips

Black Bean Corn Tortilla Chips

Multi-Grain Corn Tortilla Chips

Simply Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips

Simply Beyond Black Bean

Mustard and Onion Chips

Of the ones I tried, the Sweet Chili and Mustard and …