Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Big Game Party: 6 Tips to Defend Against Too Many Calories


On February 1, living rooms, basements and kitchens could be filled by 62 million football fans gathering to watch the Big Game, according to the most recent data from the National Retail Federation. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) also notes the bowl game day as the second biggest food day for Americans, right behind Thanksgiving. To help fans avoid the penalties that can come with a 2,400 calorie football party feast, the Calorie Control Council (CCC) took a look at a sample party spread and offered pre-game tips to make better nutritional decisions while celebrating.

Read more for some great info and tips!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Beauty and comfort from Loni M Designs!

Loni M Designs The Gift Of Comfort


I was on Pinterest the other day and saw a picture of some furniture from Loni M Designs. So beautiful! I contacted Loni about her amazing eye for design. We started chatting and a few days later four gorgeous pillows showed up at my house!

I can’t believe it! I love them so much and I really think if you can swing it you need her furniture IMMEDIATELY!!!  Gift this gift it so hard! SO HARD!

Read more to see my awesome pillows from Loni M. Designs! Can you tell me if these go together?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

How to decorate poorly and spend too much money doing it.

Fulcrum Gallery Usa Map II

underwhelming art, the struggle is real!

It seems like every time I try to find new piece of art for the house it’s a fight. I have a real knack for finding pieces that looked beautiful online but terrible in person. I really wanted to change my luck!

I contacted Fulcrum Gallery and got this very cool map print by Aaron Foster to review! I was SO excited because it just looked awesome. Looks can be deceiving!
Read more to find out about my most recent interior design fail!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Fashion Life Hack! No detergent needed with the SmartKlean Laundry Ball!

SmartKlean Laundry Ball LogoOkay I have to admit, I was this BIGGEST skeptic of a eco-friendly laundry alternative that would actually clean clothes without any sort of detergent. I’ve been washing my clothes with normal liquid detergents like Tide since, well always. But I figured why not give this thing a try….
So I did a couple of load of laundry and holy crap the SmartKlean Laundry Ball actually worked!!!
Read more for before and after pictures and to find out HOW this works!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

#Giving Give A Gift and Make A Friend with Gift and Befriend!


Give a gift and make a new friend!

I have a mission this year to help as many people as possible during the holiday season! We don’t have much ourselves in the way of finances but we are going to do what we can!

I discovered this cool website called Gift and Befriend! I’ve been checking it out and it seems like a great way to connect with people in need! I was impressed by the type of people asking for help on this site. Thanks Gift and Befriend for helping us to find people who genuinely need help and a friend!

Read more to discover how Gift and Befriend works!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

#HolidayGiftGuide Top Holiday Gift Ideas From Best Buy!

PrintI super love Best Buy! It’s like a haven of home goods and nerdery. If they sold makeup and food I would probably move in. Then again there is an Ulta right next to mine so maybe I should!

I have been shopping with Best Buy like crazy for the past 2 months getting gifts and I just wanted to share a few of the cool gift ideas I found this year!


Read more to get some great gift ideas from SparkleCore and Best Buy!!