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Decorative Halloween Free Printables

Are you getting your house all dolled up for Halloween? Unfortunately I won’t be able to get my Halloween decor out this year. My house still has so many boxes in it that decorating wouldn’t make much sense this year. I was so bummed out about that that I asked my sweet assistant if she would design some great Halloween free printables for my readers. Just because I don’t get to decorate for the holiday, doesn’t mean that you should have to suffer too!

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Perfect Fall Outfit and Boots! Who Wore it Best?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love dressing for Fall. As much as I love the easy breezy attitude of summer, I love the idea of getting back to a routine and adding more textures into my wardrobe. Autumn has always been one of my favorite times of the year to get dressed.

One of my favorite parts about dressing for the Fall is that I get to break out all of my favorite boots! I love that boots are so trendy right now. There are so many different styles available too. I feel like I have to have boots in every style and in every color to go with each outfit in my closet! [Read more…]

Striving for Personal Development

Thanks to LISTERINE® I’m practicing good oral care as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Listerine

I feel like I have been on a journey of self development for years. It has had its ups and downs, but I feel like I have accomplished a lot because I have set goals and strive to make myself a little better each day. Like I said, I have definitely experienced failures in my journey of self development, but I have learned a lot because of those failures. One part of my self development that I have been trying to focus on for the past year has been my health. I don’t consider myself an unhealthy person, but I have definitely had some unhealthy habits I am still trying to battle and have been able to create some healthy habits as well!

Last summer, I tried going on a few jogs. It was the first time I had ever really gone for a run that wasn’t part of some sort of team practice. It was really hard. It was so hard for me that I gave up pretty quickly. I couldn’t see why anyone would want to go for a jog if they didn’t absolutely have to. This spring, I started going for light jogs to clear my head at night. I would run on and off for about 1-2 miles. I slowly was able to run for longer periods of time and I saw something pretty amazing happening to my body. My lungs were getting stronger! I suffered from asthma as a teenager and have had asthmatic episodes through my adult life as well. That has been one of my many excuses not to run, but my body was getting strong enough to overcome that. It felt good! I started running three times a week and finally got to the point where I could run three miles without having to stop and walk. I decided to sign up for a 5K that happened on my birthday. Although I didn’t get to sleep in on my birthday, there was no better way that I could think of than to start my 27th year as someone who was dedicated to becoming healthy.

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My Affordable Beauty Secret

When I was first married, I worked at a salon that carried a really pricey line of skincare products. I tried most of the products and really loved them, but hated paying those prices! I finally decided to only use the cleanser, so I could afford to do more than just use fancy skincare products.

When we were at a family reunion, I realized that I had forgotten my cleanser. My beloved cleanser! I mentioned it to my husband’s aunt and she told me she had some Cetaphil cleanser I could use. I hadn’t ever heard of Cetaphil before, but I was willing to try anything! I went into the bathroom to wash my face and as soon as I put the cleanser in my palm, I was shocked to find that it seemed to be just like my pricey cleanser I had been using. I promptly asked the aunt where she had gotten this cleanser and I was even more shocked to find out that I could get it at just about every store I was already shopping at for a fraction of what I was paying for my current cleanser.

I have been a Cetaphil fan ever since that day. I have really enjoyed using more of their products they offer as well, including their lotion, moisturizing cream, cleansing bars, and cleansing cloths. Every time I try a new product, I am impressed with how high of quality it is and how great it makes my skin feel.

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Unique Halloween Trick or Treat Idea!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wendy’s. All opinions are 100% mine.

The typical hand out for Trick-or-Treaters is a boring little candy bar, right? While I am sure they are appreciative of those candies, I think there is a major room for improvement in the Trick-or-Treat hand out department. There is an awesome option of handing out something totally unique while also doing some good too!


The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is selling coupon books at Wendy’s for $1 that have 10 coupons for free Wendy’s Frosty treats.* You can hand out these coupons to your Trick-or-Treat visitors and they would be so excited to receive a Wendy’s Frosty! [Read more…]

Radiant, Beautiful Skin

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

It is the time of year where the weather really starts to take a toll on our skin. As the weather gets colder and more dry, skin dries and becomes more unhealthy. Using a great moisturizer is really important all year, but especially during the Fall and Winter seasons. I love how soft and moisturized my skin feels after using the right moisturizer on my face.

Recently, I tried Aveeno® Positively Radiant® Daily Moisturizer for the first time and I was incredibly impressed. I have tried many moisturizers in my life and this one was the by far the fastest acting moisturizer I have ever used. My face feels soft as soon as I apply this moisturizer.

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Easy Halloween Nail Art

I seriously have no idea why I like Halloween so much. It is a pretty weird holiday and I absolutely hate being scared. It makes no sense at all that I am a fan of Halloween, but I just can’t help it! I love Halloween! Because I think that any Halloween lover should wear their love of Halloween on their sleeve… or fingernails rather, I made the cutest easy Halloween nail art tutorial ever!

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I mean, how can you not love those tiny little eyes and candy corns on these nails?! I am basically just tooting my own horn over here, but I am obsessed with these nails. I think one reason that I am so obsessed with them is because of just how easy they were to do!

To do your own Halloween nail art, you need… [Read more…]

Why I love football (and a giveaway!)

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I love football. I didn’t grow up in a house that football was a huge part of our lives. My dad enjoys watching football on TV, but we didn’t have any strong football team preferences or anything. We were always much more of a baseball family. When I got into high school, I started to learn just how great football is. My high school has a rivalry game that is ranked in the top 10 rivalries in the entire United States. That definitely started to light my fire!

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Listerine Plaid

Thanks to LISTERINE® I’m practicing good oral care as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #RinseMadeRad

Who says you can’t have stylish and effective mouthwash? It may sound a little crazy, but your mouthwash gets left out on the bathroom counter top. Why not have it look great while it sits there?

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I have always suffered from small amounts of gum disease. My dentist told me jokingly once, that my teeth were just kind of programmed to be plaque magnets! I have always taken care of my teeth, but have suffered from bad genetics my entire life. I didn’t ever try Listerine® mouthwash until a few years ago. I can’t believe that I didn’t try it until then! It is amazing how much of a difference it has made in the way that my mouth feels. By rinsing out my mouth with Listerine® twice a day, I am able to focus on getting my whole mouth clean! [Read more…]

Geometric Vinyl Baseball Tee

Printed baseball tees are all over the place these days. Most of the baseball tees that I have seen around have been floral print, but I love geometric shapes. When I was invited to participate in the Expressions Vinyl Geometric Week, I knew that I needed to make a geometric baseball tee!

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This tee is easy to make and I loved how cute it turned out. Here is what you need to make your own… [Read more…]

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