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When I was a little girl, my grandmother gave me, my brother and my cousins burlap Christmas sacks with our names on them in place of stockings. We used those sacks for years, even after my grandparents moved. My parents  would individually wrap every stocking item and put them in the bag. Since I loved my burlap sack so much, I wanted to recreate them for...

Disclosure: Thanks to SheSpeaks and Lancôme, I was given the opportunity to review Lancôme DreamTone. All photos featured in this post are 100% my own, as are any opinions. When I was given the opportunity to try out Lancôme DreamTone I was a bit skeptical because I didn’t know if it would help me at all. I’ve tried a lot of products to help my...

A fellow Maine blogger friend needed some help promoting this awesomely cute giveaway…and I couldn’t resist helping out. It’s one of the cutest ideas ever!! I am a huge fan of making the Christmas holidays special for little ones. I try to make each Christmas as magical as possible because kids are expected to grow up so much faster now than...

Since my schedule has gotten busier in recent months, my boyfriend and I decided a few weeks back to start working on a separate office space for me where I could keep all of my files, projects, review items, etc. I hate having everything scattered all around the house. Disorganization stresses me out. So I needed a spot I could call my own, where I can escape...

I have never considered my daughter to be a normal girl. She’s not even close. She’s not obsessed with the way she looks or boys. She does her own thing and doesn’t care what others think about her. She’s smart and not afraid to show it. She’s extremely sarcastic and funny and has a larger than life personality that can be attributed...

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re planning on throwing a Halloween party, I have a couple suggestions for Halloween decorations and treats that you may like. I’ve been meaning to post these ideas, along with photos, since my son’s sixth birthday party over a week and a half ago but things have been extremely hectic around...

Posted on Oct 21 2013 - 11:08pm by Nicole Smith
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I am a very sentimental person. I’m also a romantic at heart. Since my boyfriend’s birthday is tomorrow, I wanted to make him something that reflects both of those traits and that would make him feel as special and loved as he makes me feel every day of the year. And like I often to, I headed to the one place that NEVER fails me…PINTEREST!...

Today my boyfriend and I are celebrating our One-Year Anniversary. A year ago today we went on our first date…and as they say, the rest was history. He and I are a dating site success story. We initially met on OKCupid several months before our first date when he messaged me, but things didn’t go anywhere between us. About a month or two later, he...

One of my biggest dislikes is food grease. And grease disposal can be a messy bitch. I used to dump it in an empty container before but always ended up with a dripping mess all over the outside of the container and usually on the counter, as well. I have found two ways, though, to dispose of it that make it less disgusting. ...

I admit it. I’m what some refer to as a cheap bitch. That title doesn’t phase me, though. My mom and dad raised me a certain way. We never had a lot of money growing up, so they raised me to be frugal. They raised me to believe that name brand items aren’t necessary in life and that couponing is a good thing. I even remember my mom stockpiling food and nonfood items when she could. I have carried this knowledge into my adult life, and I hope my children remember these same things when they’re grown up. ...