One of my Favorite Body Wash and Hand Soap Fragrances: Dial’s Marula Oil

Dial’s Marula Oil Body Wash is infused with marula oil which is meant to provide a restorative, moisturizing soap experience in the shower (or bath) that promotes healthy, soft skin. With an intoxicating scent and luxurious feel against the skin, it’s a winner in my book. You’re probably wondering ‘what…

Build a House Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap – Wizard of Oz Theme

Artist trading cards (ATCs) come in all shapes and sizes, and can incorporate a variety of materials (mixed media). I tend to stick with the hand-drawn or hand-painted swaps, but sometimes, I step outside of my comfort zone and play with different collage techniques. With this art challenge, you create…

Valentine’s Day to Wedding Anniversary Gift: Silver Dipped Natural Eternity Roses are Magical

Roses are a beautiful and romantic of symbol of love…and I recently got a chance to review one that will last for generations to come. The first thing that caught my eye about the Eternity Rose I received was actually the packaging. I hadn’t even laid eyes on the rose…

A Rock Star Gift Idea for Music Lovers: Pluginz Jack Rack Key Holders

I’ve been paying more attention to guitar-related swag since my nephew and brother got new acoustic guitars.  So, when I saw the Jack Rack Key Holders by Pluginz, I just had to share the creativity. You know, music lovers and guitar players appreciate items that incorporate their interests, and I…

Shopping Tips, Fun Facts and Recommendations for Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s is a specialty retail grocery store that I constantly find new and unique foods, mostly healthy. If you’re lucky to have a TJ’s in your neck of the woods, it’s a fun place to shop. I’ve been to the store in four different states: California, Michigan, Illinois, and…

I Want…a Weighted Blanket

I just read in the latest issue of People magazine that there is a weighted blanket designed to improve sleep, as well as combat stress and anxiety. It’s called a ‘Gravity Blanket,’ and it’s supposed to simulate the feeling of being hugged (or held). I can see how something like…

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs): Stephen King

My first introduction to Stephen King came around the age of 4 or 5. Yes, that young. I learned how to read when I was 2 ½ years old, and one of the ways I strengthened my skills was by going over the Sunday morning comics with my parents. I…

Gift Idea for Dessert Lovers: Chocolate Waffleshots

If you’re looking for a way to elevate your mini-dessert creativity, then you might want to take a look at ‘waffle shots’ – chocolate-dipped mini waffle cone cups that you fill with extra tastiness.  The first time I saw these lil’ temptations was on UncommonGoods.com. They featured two different flavors:…

Jeanne Oliver Has Launched JO Shop for Artists

I’m not sure how I initially came across Jeanne Oliver’s site, but I signed up to become a part of an artsy community where I’d have access to online, instant art school classes (amongst other things). There are paid courses and free ones too, like how to make your own…

10 Ways to Celebrate, Entertain and Feed Lots of People with a #Hormel Gatherings Party Tray

I received free product in exchange for my honest review. Food plays an important role in family get-togethers and events that involve socializing with others. Sometimes, you have the energy to recreate a Pinterest masterpiece, while other times, you just need a quick and easy appetizer. Good news, a HORMEL…