Maleficent “Legacy” Featurette

Maleficent New Poster

Check out the new “Legacy” featurette from Maleficent. It features a behind-the-scenes interview with Angelina Jolie! You can also enter for a chance to win a trip to the world premiere in the Maleficent “Embrace Your Inner Evil” Sweepstakes. Just recreate Maleficent’s laugh and post the video to Instagram using #MaleficentLaughSweeps. You can find the official rules here. Maleficent hits theaters on May 30th! … [Continue]

{Tutorial} Princess Jasmine Party Favors and Photo Spot

Princess Jasmine Party Favors

Supplies for this post were provided by Oriental Trading Company. My niece picked a "Princess Jasmine" theme for her upcoming birthday party. As in Jasmine from Aladdin. As in the only Disney princess with no official party supplies. Clearly it's time to get creative. Oriental Trading Company provided me with these Disney Princess party favor kits. They solve the problem of creating treat bags for your guests by providing everything together in one package. Of course I still wanted to "Jasmine" them up a bit. Gold paper bags and blue "bling on a roll" rhinestone tape made it easy to create party favors that fit in perfectly with the party theme. Just fill the bags and you're set.Jasmine themed favors in just a few minutes! Oriental Trading Company also sent me this super cool Jasmine Stand-Up. Pair with foil fringe curtains to create a fun party photo spot. Combine with other gold party accessories and your Jasmine themed party is ready to go! … [Continue]

The Logitech Harmony Smart Wireless Keyboard-Exclusively at Best Buy

Harmony Keyboard

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free This little box is kind of life changing. OK, so that might be overstating things. But it is pretty darn cool. It's the Harmony Hub and it's what links up all of my living room devices to the Logitech Harmony Smart Wireless Keyboard. The Harmony Keyboard is basically the ultimate universal remote. I set up mine to control my television, DVR and Roku. It … [Continue]

{Word of the Week} Indefatigable

indefatigable

Indefatigable adjective 1. (of a person or their efforts) persisting tirelessly. … [Continue]

Ultimate Grilled Cheese Tips

Ultimate Grilled Cheese Tips

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.   I almost never have a sandwich that isn't grilled in some way. What can I say? Nothing beats a warm, melty, cheesy sandwich when it comes to comfort food. And the ultimate in comfort food? The grilled cheese, naturally. I've had fun with spins on the grilled cheese theme before, but … [Continue]

{Tutorial} Carrot and Bunny Easter Garland

Easy to make Carrot and Bunny Easter Garland Tutorial!

I have a few obsessions at the moment. Easter. Bunnies. My Silhouette. Luckily I was able to combine them all with this simple craft. I used seven different sheets of craft paper along with some bakers twine to create an easy carrot and bunny garland. I was able to cut three rows of the bunny and carrot garland on each 12”x12” piece of paper. It was…a lot of bunnies and carrots… I used a 1/16" hole punch to punch the holes in each bunny and carrot. You could also set it up to have the … [Continue]

{Tutorial} Etched Light Bulb Vase

Easy tutorial for etching a craft store bulb vase.

When I spotted the cute little light bulb style vases in my craft store I knew I wanted to use them in a project. When I remembered the leftover etching cream in my craft stash, I had an idea. I made a stencil using contact paper and my Silhouette machine. (Use speed of 8, thickness of 3, blade setting of 1.) You can accomplish the same thing without a Silhouette by using the backing from letter stickers. Placing the stencil on the bulb is a little challenging, but relatively simple once you … [Continue]

{Makeup Monday} Temptu Kaleidoscope of Colors Collection

Temptu AIRPod

Thank you to TEMPTU for providing me with this system. I can't think of a way to make the TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System better. That's because they changed the only thing I would have requested. They added color! The TEMPTU air compressor now comes in five fun new colors. Choose from hot pink, aquamarine, orchid purple, poppy red, and lime green. That's in addition to the black and white compressors previously available. I LOVE the orchid purple TEMPTU system I was sent. They took something … [Continue]

{Word of the Week} Superfluity

superfluity

Superfluity noun 1. a : excess, oversupply b : something unnecessary or superfluous 2. immoderate and especially luxurious living, habits, or desires … [Continue]

Momma-To-Be Nesting Basket Ideas

Momma To Be Nesting Basket Ideas

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.   A lot of my favorite people will be having babies this summer. I love babies for a living, so I'm pretty darn excited for all of them. I'm pretty darn excited for myself, too. I get to shop for baby gifts! This time I was inspired to create a "nesting basket" for the mommas-to-be. The concept of nesting is … [Continue]