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CenturyLink Price For Life – Improve Family Time And Your Budget

Post Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CenturyLink. The opinions are all mine.   Back-To-School time feels like the beginning of the new year more than the traditional January 1st. It’s truly a new beginning!   Every fall, I like to start the season fresh and one way I do

Furniture Options for Interior Design Projects

  Doing an interior design project for your home, or the home of a close friend can be fun! There are endless choices to make. Your imagination can run wild in order to make the interior of your home as unique as it can possibly be. Obviously, one of the key components of an interior design

Skimping on Insurance? Don’t Skip These Important Health Tests

***shared with permission With the healthcare system in crisis, tons of red tape and questions, managing one’s health has become a major challenge. More and more women are skipping key exams simply because getting appointments are a hassle and obtaining coverage can be confusing. That said, there are some key tests and exams that every

5 Ways To Rid Mosquitoes Naturally

  In the Pacific Northwest, we know in Summertime one day it can be raining, the next day 90 degrees. (It’s not unusual for our closets to have tank tops next to turtlenecks. You just never know!) With the constant change of weather, you get busy with yard work in between rain storms. But *smack* these darn *smack* mosquitoes

3 Keys to Choosing the Right Plumber For You

Many people view needing to call a plumber with as much trepidation as making an appointment at the dentist. It certainly doesn’t need to be like this. There are many great plumbers out there. The key is to select the right one for you. (That is often easier said than done.)  When a plumbing issue

Want To Be In A Good Mood? Eat These Foods

    A number of lifestyle factors can contribute to depression, but one that’s often overlooked is what you put in your mouth. “Diet plays a huge role in depression,” says with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine. Do you crave sweet, salty, and fatty

Learn Specific Advantages of Leasing a Home

When it comes to finding a new home, do yourself a big favor = research before you search. The time you put into learning the process of purchasing a home will save you SO much stress down the road. If you have been searching for an easy way to afford a new home, leasing may

Tackle Spring Cleaning With Deals From Target

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lysol®, Finish®, Woolite®, and Air Wick®. The opinions and text are all mine. I was recently asked by Reckitt Benckiser to share some tips for using a helpful spring cleaning product. I want to share with you how helpful I’ve found Finish Jet-Dry while

Tyson Free Movie Night With Redbox

“Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.” What better way to spend a cold, winter’s night then by gathering for a movie with family and/or friends and eating tasty treats. Sounds perfect to me!  What makes it even better is that Tyson® Foods has partnered with Redbox® to reward

Enter To Win $150 To Spend On EvgieNev Wall Decals!

This giveaway is sponsored by EvgieNev. All opinions are my own. Whether you are bringing home a new baby or you just need to spruce up a room, wall decals from EvgieNev are the perfect way to change up a room.  And you’re at the perfect place to Enter To Win $150 To Spend On

Like Having A Spa In Your Home – HotelSpa® Shower Head

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a luxurious bathroom?  To feel like you have a spa in your own home would make getting out of bed in the morning a lot easier! (For me, anyway.)  Recently I was able to give our shower a quick update, a super-duper quick little “remodel”, and my family is

Hey! It’s An Apple Watch Giveaway! Thanks Beesavy!

For my fellow online shoppers, did you know you can save even more money while shopping online? Not only is it easier to shop online – you can save more money and get paid to shop! Yes – shopping online lets you search for the best deal and when you shop through Beesavy you will earn

Win A $200 T.J. Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods Gift Card!

You know the feeling of entering a space and hearing angels sing?  It could be when you visit a museum, a theater, your favorite restaurant.  Or, if you’re like me, it happens to you when you walk into a HomeGoods! *cue music*  I am so happy to present you with a chance to win a

If You Want 2017 To Be Your Year…

  What do you think of these ideas?   I’m honestly feeling that 2017 requires us all to be fierce and to be brave.  Let’s help each other!  We are ALL human beings.  Thank goodness we’re not all of the same mind.  How boring would that be?  VERY! Remember… hate is a learned emotion.  With

Enter To Win! $1200 Thanksgiving Giveaway!

  This is the time of year when access to extra cash is most welcome.  If you’re like me you like to decorate for Halloween, create delicious bites for Thanksgiving and treat those you hold dear to special gifts around the holidays. Wouldn’t it be fun to splurge this season? I bet $400 would help! Enter

Enter to win Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus Giveaway!

This post contains affiliate links if clicked on I may receive a small commission to support this blog. When I find a product I like, I want to share with my family and friends.  (Hence the reason I started a review blog!) I’ve found a product that I really like – it’s effective and does what it

Peace Of Mind Tips In September

No review this time.  No giveaway to share.  I’m just checking in with you.  How are you?  Really?  It was an  interesting/stressful summer for our family and, with the beginning of the school year, the “interesting” twists keep on comin’!  I try to plan, I try to stay positive however, the anxiety (and annoyance) creeps in

Welcome To The Labor Day Giveaway!

This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog. Welcome to the Labor Day Giveaway! When you work hard all year you deserve to honor yourself, and your commitment, at least 1 day out of the year, right?  Right! With the

Enter To Win A $200 Target Gift Card! Is Today Your Lucky Day?

Target, oh Target, I enjoy you so!  My youngest daughter did her best to hold me to the list I had made – which was short – but their items are so practical, so inventive, priced so perfectly and, well – this store makes me happy!  As Lily and I are going down a main aisle my attention

Finding a New Home in a New City

When you need to find a new home in a new city; trying to figure out where to start can be a daunting task. The good news is this handy list breaks the process down into easy, doable steps. Start researching as early as possible. Even if you’re only thinking about moving, the sooner you

8 Of The Most Exciting PLAYFul Trends for 2016

    Summer is full of activity. There are ways to spend a bundle on outdoor events and activities but that’s not what I’m about.  I’m “Frugal Ann”, always looking for ways to play and have fun without spending a lot (or any!) dollars and cents. There’s an organization dedicated to reminding us the importance of

With Johnsonville Kabobs Summer Meals Are Tastier & Easier

  When the summer time rolls around, our house grows in size.  How?  We’re away from the Pacific Northwest rainy season and can head out to the backyard to enjoy the sunshine and shade!  Our kitchen takes a bit of a break and our grill comes out from under it’s “rain coat”.  It’s grilling season!  Johnsonville has expanded

It’s The Summer Experience $1000 Giveaway!

What began as one $500 giveaway has grown to become… There are so many great ways to enjoy the summer season: Swim Parks Outdoor concerts Carnivals and Fairs Movies Under The Stars Picnics with family & friends Along with these fun summer time events comes an added stress of trying to afford all of the fun. Summer

5 Tips To Rid Mosquitoes In Your Yard

In the Pacific Northwest it’s understood that one day it can be drizzly, the next day 90 degrees.  (It’s not unusual for our closets to have tank tops next to turtlenecks. You just never know!) With the constant change of weather you get busy with yard work in between rain storms. But *smack* these darn *smack* mosquitoes are

Take The Pledge With Me! Take Back Your Drive!

I wish I could write words to make this the ultimate post to end the action of texting while driving. I wish I could find the right combination of words to make those drivers that feel their text message is more important then someone’s life – perhaps their own –  a text that just can’t wait that they

Help Save Our Planet – Happy Earth Day!

In honor of Earth Day, April 22nd (and my sister’s birthday – yay!) I want to share an app that will help reduce our utility bills and our impact on the environment —Homeselfe.  The Homeselfe app is a FREE download which can help us all be a part of a fundamental shift in our culture – to

My Shopping Made Easier #TidyCatsAtCostco

This post is sponsored by Tidy Cats® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer NetworkTM. I am being compensated to help create awareness of Tidy Cats available in Costco Stores located in the Pacific Northwest but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Nestle Purina and Tidy Cats is not responsible for the

HotelSpa® European 36-Setting Luxury Shower Head Review

Yes, of course, it would be lovely to have a luxurious bathroom.  To feel like you have a spa in your own home would make getting out of bed in the morning a lot easier! (For me, anyway.)  Recently I was able to give our shower a quick update, kind of like a little “remodel”,

Enter Today To Win A $200 Pottery Barn Gift Card!

Spring is in the air!!!  Bring a fresh look to your home by entering to win a $200 Pottery Barn Gift Card today! Oh my, I could lose a few hours while perusing in Pottery Barn.  I love the vibe, and look, of this store.  I’ve seen quite a few treats I’d like to add

Win $150 To Spend At Evgie Wall Decals!

When a  New Year begins a wave of “Do Over” washes over me.  I look at my (incredibly) unorganized garage and have images of bins and labels. Ah, organization bliss! For my girls rooms I envision great design… and clothes not being thrown all over the place!  Different wall colors come to mind as well.