Archives for May 2013

Allstate: Good Hands for the Good Life

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Allstate for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Allstate’s new “Good Hands for the Good Life” is a new and different point of view for an insurance company. Good Hands for the Good Life basically has a voice full of optimism and celebration rather […]

How to Russian Join Yarn in 7 Easy Steps

Hate weaving in ends? I know I do. Lion Brand has this awesome tutorial on How to Russian Join Yarn in 7 Easy Steps. Check them out for more specifics. I love this!

Try Fla-Vor-Ice for a Great Summer Snack

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jel Sert for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. You’ve probably seen Flav-Vor-Ice (aka FVI) around. You know, those yummy freezer pops that have been around for over 40 years–They’ve been around since 1969. I ate them as kids on hot summer days, and […]

Low Salt And Sugar Free Fruit Crisp

Salt and Sugar. While these two most needed ingredients may give a briny taste and an endearing flavor in every dish, the rapid increase of their presence in everything we take—from canned goods to frozen delights—worries medical professionals. A medical specialist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano tells that most of his patients are cutting […]

Braces Then, Invisalign Now

This is a sponsored post for Invisalign. All opinions are strictly mine. When I was 14, I got braces. Looking back, I was probably too young, as some of the changes shifted back. I would need braces again as an adult to fix it and my overbite (which resulted in TMJ as well). My memories […]

How to Choose Necklaces to Work with Your Neckline

Choosing Necklaces for Necklines by imogenl featuring chesca I found this awesome guide via Polyvore. It’s a great picture tutorial for what jewelry works with what shirts. Check out the link for specifics on the pieces or the clothes.

How to make a knitting basket cake

This is so awesome! When I first saw this, I thought it was the picture of inspiration for the cake, not the actual cake. Check out this tutorial on how to make a knitting basket cake. It has step-by-step photos to walk all skill levels through it.

Swirled Cheesecake Brownies

Swirled Cheesecake Brownies Makes 24 bars Ingredients: For The Cheesecake Topping 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon non-fat plain yogurt 1/4 cup sugar 1 large egg For The Brownie Layer 1/4 cup strong (or prepared instant) coffee, or black tea 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (Hershey’s […]

Pinterest Power Party

  Hey friends! It’s Wednesday night and you know what that means! It’s time for the weekly Pinterest Power Party!! This party is to focus on YOU – the readers! Do you have a DIY project, frugal gift idea, or delicious recipe you want to share? Well, we want to see them and share them […]

How #SocialPower Can Help You Make a Difference About Every Day Issues

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Social Power for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Social Power can help you make a difference in matters that are important to you. This is a new way to utilize social networking for issues that you’d like to do something about. Obviously, you can’t end […]

Cross Sliding Knot Bracelet {DIY}

I love sliding knots. They’re easy to make once you get the hang of it and they have such a flexible fit that you can adjust them to wear anywhere on your arm candy party! In case you’re wondering, the other bracelet in the pic is the DIY Macrame Bracelet by Honestly WTF. Very cute […]

What Equipment Will I Find in a Gym?

For lots of people, the idea of joining their local gym can be daunting. One of the main fears people have is that they won’t know how to use all the specialist equipment. Once the fitness instructor has given you a whistlestop tour of the gym, it can be difficult to pluck up the courage […]

5 Common Pitfalls That Can Ruin A DIY Project

With the cost of hiring a handyman spiraling  the amount of people digging out power tools and doing their home improvement work is increasing. DIY has become nothing short of a phenomenon, with a multitude of books, TV shows and websites dedicated to the topic of taking something in your home and making it better. One […]

How To Incorporate Couture Into Your Everyday Looks

For many of us, the term “couture” evokes images of willowy models on runways, sporting uncomfortable and outrageously expensive vintage gowns and antique broaches. But for 2013, many savvy fashion designers are taking steps to make couture styles much more accessible to the everyday woman. If you are looking for a way to change up your […]

How to Choose the Best Accent Lighting for Your Home

Accent lighting is a type of lighting most commonly used to emphasize an object or draw attention to a focal point in the home or on a landscape. If you think you have a particular area in your house or your garden that you want to brighten up especially, you need to choose the best […]

Fashion on a Budget

When you hear the words fashion or fashionable, do you start to see dollar signs adding up in your head? Fashion is always evolving and what was once “in” last week might be “out” the next. Many people feel to be fashionable you have to spend a fortune on your wardrobe by constantly buying into […]

The Best Breitling Watch for You

Founded in Switzerland in 1884, Breitling is one of the world’s premier producers of top quality chronometers. It has an unsurpassed reputation for quality, style and innovation. For the discerning watch buyer, Breitling has a fine range of timepieces. Among them, you will find the best Breitling watch for you. You will find a sample […]

Buying a new Washing Machine? Have you checked the energy efficiency rating?

Buying a new Washing Machine? Have you checked the energy efficiency rating? So you’re out at the local home appliance superstore looking for a new washing machine. You have walked up and down each row of gleaming machines several times, opened and closed a few doors, admired the colours and finishes and finally chosen one […]

What Do You Keep in Your Bedside Drawer?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of is a free online resource for women about birth control. Bedsider is run by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. They are a private, non-profit organization and are not funded in any way by pharmaceuticals or the government. They also have a really […]

Not Sure Where to Vacation This Year?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Missouri Division of Tourism for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love the way Visit Missouri’s site describes the conundrum: “It’s an age old tale”, which reminds me of a disney movie. Well vacationing somewhere new can be like a fairytale, and not just […]