A Jackpot in Every Candle

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 long been a fan of prizes. Whether playing games such as bingo or scratch tickets, winning something, anything has always made my day. Combine that with a love of deliciously scented wax and you end up with Jackpot Candles. I have a love/hate relationship with all things scented. I love good smelling products, but I'm extremely sensitive to strong smells. Anywho, I was super excited to work with Jackpot Candles and see if 1. I can tolerate their level of scent and 2. what kind of prize I'd receive! They have an extensive list of scents that sound amazing. With choices such as Vanilla Cupcake and Warm Apple Pie how could you go wrong? I ended up choosing Salted Caramel because I'm a fan of contrasting sweet and salty. Their candle is described as: A perfect fragrance … [Read more...]

InkJoy by Papermate – The Joy of Writing

I received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. You can join Smiley360 here. Writing - actual pen to paper writing - used to be something I did on a regular basis. Whether it was for school or hobby, it seemed I was always writing something. That has changed a lot with technology and these days the bulk of what I handwrite are to-do or shopping lists. My hands cramp from carpal tunnel when I write much more than that, plus there's no need. I can send a text or message just as easily. That being said, I do still write those lists and when I do I expect my pens to work. I'm sure you know how frustrating it is when a pen doesn't work - I always give it a few tries, scribbling in a circle trying to get it to work again. Then I hunt for a new pen. I almost always end up empty, pens are never around with you need them! With InkJoy pens by Paper Mate, I don't have to worry about pens giving out or the ink being goopy. I was sent a variety of InkJoy pens … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide – Old Factory Candles – Giveaway Ends 12/1

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 the Home Featured Product! See the rest of the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide here! We often have a candle burning here, it's pretty much imperative when you have eight animals. Most of the time they smell great when you have them right under your nose, but when you light them and walk away, the scent is gone. What's the point of having a candle if you can't smell it unless it's in your face? Old Factory candles smell fantastic and you can actually smell them throughout the whole room. Richard had Hot Cocoa in our bedroom the other night and it smelled so delicious! In fact, both Richard and Jake have snagged an Old Factory candle when they were bathing or showering. I chose the Winter Wonderland set which included Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnuts, … [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...]

Shelley Says – Staples Arc Organizer

I don't know about y'all, but I have a heck of a time organizing my paperwork! I'm tempted to snap a picture of my two "favorite" catch all spots, but i'm rather embarrassed. Have you guys heard of the Staples Arc Organizer? This is so cool! It works like this: You customize the way your organize all your "stuff" Haha, pretty simple explanation, but what's great is it makes organizing that much more "simple". Step 1: Choose your notebook. Leather and durable poly options are available. You can choose from a variety of colors and sizes (I need the biggest one they offer, and maybe 2 of them, lol) Step 2: You get to customize with refill paper which includes a project planner, narrow ruled and graph ruled, to-do weekly and monthly planners (I can't function without the latter.) Step 3: Now it's time to pick the perfect accessories! Dividers, page flags, task pages, and a ton more. Step 4: Lift out and press back in... You can easily rearrange your pages and accessories. … [Read more...]