Holiday Gift Guide The Lakeside Collection Giveaway Ends 12/10

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Her Featured Product! See the rest of the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide here! What do you do when you want to find the best present possible without breaking the bank? You shop at The Lakeside Connection. They offer a variety of budget friendly, unique gifts that are sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. There are so many items to choose from with categories such as Home Decor, Toys and Electronics, even Baby, Pets, and more! While you can of course by individual gifts for those on your list this year, consider making each person their own gift basket. I really like the idea of gift baskets because I can customize each to fit the likes of each recipient. I can choose a specific theme or include a variety of items. The Lakeside Collection … [Read more...]

Minted.com + You = Holidays

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. I've always wanted to send out Christmas cards. I always thought it was cool to get them in the mail when I was younger. Jake's almost 18 and we've sent out cards a grand total of...zero times!  I take most of the blame, I'm lazy and tend to procrastinate and then it's just too late to even consider sending out cards. To my defense, they used to be a lot harder to make and send out. The other reason I haven't is that I've always liked the cards that have a family photo on them and both Richard and Jake breathe fire at me when I try to take their pictures. Jake's perfectly fine with taking a million selfies, but a family photo? Nope, he wants nothing to do with it. Of course, you can do non-photo cards, but I never got around to those either. What can I say? We're just … [Read more...]

What is an Airplant?

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. Richard learned long ago not to bring me flowers.  The cats have made it very clear that any flower or plant that makes its way into the Rowell house ends up getting eaten or destroyed. The blooms are chewed off and the vase (ok, by vase I mean big glass) gets knocked over. I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that this is a no flower/plant household. Enter The Air Plant Store. Billie, what's an airplant? Are you just making stuff up again? Nope! They're real! Airplant: a typically epiphytic, sometimes rootless, tropical American plant with grasslike or fingerlike leaves through which water and airborne or waterborne nutrients are absorbed. From The Air Plant Store: Air plants are unique, exotic and easy to care for. Care Instructions Included with Every … [Read more...]