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Eight Smart Mattress + Bedding Products

Eight Smart Mattress + Bedding Products

I’m always on the hunt for a good mattress and there are so many on the market lately it can be difficult to choose. Eight is helping bring new meanings to the term “mattress.” The world doesn’t need another mattress company but it does need […]

Kneipp Let’s Explore Summer Sweepstakes

Kneipp Let’s Explore Summer Sweepstakes

Kneipp is about balance in the mind, body and spirit- and now, you can be too! Enter your chance to win the Let’s Explore Package, featuring: A Shinola Detroit Arrow Bicycle Kneipp Natural Bath & Body Products You can also check out my Facebook w/ […]

Brighten Mom’s Skin and Day with PCA Skincare

Brighten Mom’s Skin and Day with PCA Skincare

I discovered PCA SKIN last year after my first facial from my favorite spa! I have acne prone skin and I couldn’t believe the results I had after just the first facial, they use it on their back bar! Lucky for me they also sell a few of the products and I was able to bring my facial home with me. I routinely use the Acne Gel, ClearSkin, Smoothing Toner and the Intensive Clarity Retinol (MAGIC this stuff is)! I’m loving their Mother’s Day promotion they are running now! Not only do they offer a kit of my products but they also have a few I haven’t tried! Be quick because their promotion is only good through Wednesday!!


PCA SKIN is helping brighten Mom’s day (and her skin) this Mother’s Day with the PCA SKIN Mother’s Glow Event. Anyone who makes a purchase on between May 7th and May 10th, 2017 will have the opportunity to send an exclusive Mother’s Glow Gift Set to Mom for FREE. No minimum order necessary. After making a purchase, each customer will have the opportunity to select 1 of 3 specially curated gift sets to be sent to Mom directly with a special message. Details.


What: PCA SKIN Mother’s Glow event


Why: Women love to share, it makes them feel good! And what better holiday than Mother’s Day to give PCA SKIN customers the opportunity to share their skincare favorites with Mom with a Mother’s Glow gift set.

How it works:

  • Between Sunday, May 7th and Wednesday, May 10th all customers who purchase anything on (no minimum cart size) will have the opportunity to send a specially curated gift set, at no cost (except for $5 shipping) to someone special.
  • Upon purchase, customer will receive an exclusive email containing a one-time use promo code and directing them to a private, exclusive landing page where they will choose from 1 of 3 gift sets.
  • Page also contains additional products to add to gift as optional
  • Upon checkout, customer has the opportunity to write a special gift message with order.
Top Summer Hair Care Must-Haves

Top Summer Hair Care Must-Haves

Gosh, I can’t believe it’s almost summer! In Alabama we hardly even had winter this year… Oh the joys of Alabama weather. I’m going to spare you the details on the humidity! With summer weather comes new beauty routines from skin care to hair care. […]

Amazfit Moonbeam Activity Tracker

Amazfit Moonbeam Activity Tracker

Amazfit is on of those companies you don’t hear a lot about but once you do you think to yourself “why didn’t I find them sooner.” Their mission is to seamlessly connect biomechanical signals and daily activities with smart data services to promote healthy living and […]

Hain Celestial Brands and CARE Support Little Girls Education

Hain Celestial Brands and CARE Support Little Girls Education

Did you know that in Guatemala, only 60% of students who start first grade complete sixth grade?

While it’s a sad reality, Hain Celestial personal care brands, Alba Botanica®, Avalon Organics® and JĀSÖN®, have partnered with to do their part in raising that statistic! Their Empower Her Through Education campaign provides indigenous Guatemalan girls with access to primary education while helping to build self-esteem and leadership skills.

Following the success of last year’s efforts to raise awareness, the Alba Botanica®, Avalon Organics® and JĀSÖN® brands, in collaboration with CARE, are introducing a collection of limited edition personal care products featuring actual drawings from the girls participating in the Qach’Umilal program. The brand has chosen their best-selling products to display the meaningful limited edition labels to honor this year’s program. The Alba Botanica®, Avalon Organics® and JĀSÖN® brands have donated $50,000 directly to the local schools through this partnership, going directly to support the 200 girls in the Qach’Umilal program.

I’m so in love with these products and their bottle designs that I don’t see myself throwing these bottles out after the product is gone. Each bottle is made for different hair types giving everyone the chance to support this awesome cause! Shampoo is not a one size fits all and shouldn’t be! The shampoos are also are free of GMOs, parabens, harsh sulfates or preservatives, synthetic colors or fragrances, phthalates, or animal testing.

  • Alba Botanica® – Hawaiian Shampoo – Drink it up Coconut Milk mega moisture Limited Edition by Elvira
  • JĀSÖN® – Normalizing Tea Tree Treatment Shampoo Limited Edition by Estela
  • Avalon Organics® – Biotin b-complex Thickening Shampoo Limited Edition by Catarina

To expand on this, the brands in partnership with CARE hosted a consumer facing event in New York City on March 1, 2017 to encourage support of the cause while all charitable donations contribute to further fund CARE initiatives. The event focused on women’s empowerment inspired by the Qach’Umilal Girls’ Education and Leadership Project with a motivational Yoga session led by Beauty and Wellness Expert, Jeannine Morris, and a presentation from the Hain Celestial brands on their work with CARE. Consumers were encouraged to share what access to education means to them via social media using #accesstodream and expressed words of encouragement by painting on a large canvas wall.

Top Summer Skin Care Must-Haves!

Top Summer Skin Care Must-Haves!

The first day of Spring has come and gone and I find myself changing up my skincare routine as we enter into Summer. Just as the seasons change so does our skin, thus resulting in a new skincare routine. In the Winter my skin is […]

Get Your Unicorn Fix with Apollo Box

Get Your Unicorn Fix with Apollo Box

I just recently discovered Apollo Box, when I featured one of their V-Day boxes on my blog. Now I’m obsessed with them! They have tons of products that you wouldn’t normally find anywhere else. Recently, I’ve been getting my unicorn fix from them and now […]

Top 5 Ski-In Ski-Out Homeaway Vacation Rentals

Top 5 Ski-In Ski-Out Homeaway Vacation Rentals


It’s hard to believe it’s only February, especially if you live in the South right now. Our high today was 78! We had a pleasant time with the kids out at the park today!

Skiing is a favorite winter pastime for people of all ages and backgrounds. My husband and I try to make sure we take a snowboarding trip each year at the end of January! We normally stay in Boone, NC and visit the Appalachian Ski Resort and we always have such a blast. Last time we went Cullen was old enough to go and actually be able to enjoy the snow. Although, he wasn’t able to snowboard or ski at the time we did get in some pretty great snow tubing time! We definitely dream of the opportunity to hit the slopes in Colorado one day. That will totally be our #vacationgoals for the next year!


Carving up the mountain by day and sitting fireside with a warm drink by night makes for a truly great vacation. And since data shows that mountain destinations are the most memorable, there’s no reason to not make your next getaway one of the alpine variety. For those who hit the slopes hard, being able to throw on gear and ski right out the front door is essential. However, not all lodging offers such conveniences, and some are left to do some heavy hauling towards the lifts. Ski in/ski out accommodation is the way to go if you truly want to make the most of a ski trip with friends and family. To that end, we have handpicked 19 incredible ski in/ski out mountain homes in locations ranging from Salt Lake City to Switzerland. These popular properties still have winter availability and are sure to wow.

Domestic Destinations

Park City, UT
Luxury Family Home

  • Property type: House
    Property ID: p611749vb
    Rate/night: $5,500
    Sleeps: 12
    Bedrooms: 5
    Bathrooms: 5
    Half Baths: 1

Copper Mountain, CO
Mountain-Side Condo

  • Property type: Condo
    Property ID: p793286vb
    Rate/night: $403
    Sleeps: 6
    Bedrooms: 2
    Bathrooms: 2

Beaver Creek, CO
Mountain Modern

  • Property type: Townhome
    Property ID: p866315vb
    Rate/night: $1, 567
    Sleeps: 8
    Bedrooms: 3

Telluride, CO
Mountain Village Condo

  • Property type: Condo
    Property ID: p3792091
    Rate/night: $295
    Sleeps: 10
    Bedrooms: 2
    Bathrooms: 3

Avon, CO
Ultra-Luxury Private Penthouse

  • Property type: Chalet
    Property ID: p3950017
    Rate/night: $6,593
    Sleeps: 9
    Bedrooms: 4
    Bathrooms: 4
    Half baths: 4
Presidents’ Day Sale – Round Up

Presidents’ Day Sale – Round Up

Presidents’ Day is Monday and there are tons of companies offering amazing discounts/deals in honor of Presidents’ Day. The list below will keep you updated on some of the better sales I’ve come across! I’m adding as they come so please feel free to bookmark […]