Thursday, March 24, 2016

Gardening Season Is Almost Here!!

So as many of you know, I love gardening and here in Ohio it is about that time of year to start our seeds indoors to give them a good head start! I have currently been working on houseplants since I am moving into a new apartment soon. So this week I found some Mimosa, or Sensitive plant, seeds. I absolutely love this plant. It is so amazing to watch the leaves and branches move and fold up if you touch them. Unfortunately it is usually a huge hit among kids, which led to the demise of my last one.

They are beautiful and unique, but up here they can only be houseplants. They wouldn't survive our deep freeze!

They are so easy to plant and propagate! I have been trying to work on one plant at a time. That way they have a good head start before I move them to the new place. They require minimum care, just some standard fertilizer, water and sun! In my opinion they make a great houseplant, and they always grow like crazy when you put them out for the summer!

Monday, March 21, 2016

What more would you like to see?

So with spring kicking off in full swing we are getting started this week with Gardening Thursdays again! I would love to add some great content that we haven't really covered much. I know I occasionally do book reviews and cookbook reviews, but I would love to see what my readers would be interested in seeing! I was thinking home decor tutorials, furniture refinishing tutorials and maybe even a crafts with kids day? What do you all think?

Sunday, March 20, 2016

AdoramaPix! Beautiful Keepsakes!

AdoramaPix helps people turn their digital photographs from abstract computer files into beautiful keepsakes designed to last a lifetime. Their contemporary metal prints capture memories in rich color and vibrant detail. Because your images are infused right into the metal, and not painted on the surface, their metal prints are extremely durable. Not only will your metal image be water and weather proof, but scratch resistant as well. You can even clean it with glass cleaner. Your memories deserve to live in true, archival luxury with AdoramaPix metal prints.

You can find all the fun gift ideas HERE

My readers get to save! 25% off Hexagon #Metal Prints! Use promo code: PXHEXMTL25 expires 06/ 15 /2016

Friday, November 27, 2015

Mixbook, A Great Holiday Gift

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the festive and sentimental Merry Christmas photo book. Snowflakes, candy canes and colorful ornaments are featured on joyful holiday backgrounds to showcase your photographs. Layouts allow you to build collages, feature a portrait across the gutter or frame snapshots inside holiday artwork. Your personal quotes and tags are highlighted in eye-catching typography.

Merry Christmas is part of our Seasonal Photo Books Collection and is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee, just like all of our other photo books, cards, and calendars. Mixbook uses only the highest-quality, heavy-weight papers that are ethically sourced from sustainable forests and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Rainforest Alliance.

3 sizes available
Digital Press
Printing Time
1-2 business days
With Mixbook, everything is customizable. Add your own photos and text, change the layout, add stickers and backgrounds - you are free to design a Book that is personal to you!

My readers get to save just in time for the Holidays! 50% off cards & 10x10 photo books + 40% off site wide!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Framed Art Product Review! Product Review

I was contacted by a company to do a review of one of the products that they offer on their website. At first, I wasn't sure I wanted to because, let's face it, purchasing wall art online can get a bit tricky. Colors vary on different screens, you don't get to see the piece up close and personal to make a decision about it, the frames always look different in person and your never really sure how it is going to look when it gets to your house. I prefer to see my wall art in person before buying. 

So I took the chance and went to Framed Art and picked out a piece. I was specifically looking for something to go into my bedroom and my room is done in red, black and white. I was able to fully customize the piece, from the color matting to the frame. I then waited patiently for it to arrive. The end result is this: I love it! The piece is well done, it doesn't feel cheap or flimsy, it has an easy to put up wall mount piece and it took me a whole two minutes to hang it! 

The piece is finally hung!

A close up of the art

A close up of the frame

I would highly recommend this website to anyone! They have such a great selection of artwork and you can really find exactly what you are looking for, no matter where you want to put it! The shipping and handling time was amazing, considering each piece is customized to what you want and was packaged extremely well! They also had excellent customer service! It was an experience that I can't wait to repeat! I think my dining room needs some new art!

Be sure to follow their social media sites! I have already seen some great sales going on over there!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tenantify Employment Verification for Landlords

Every once in awhile I stumble upon a site that I think may be benefical for some of my readers. You know me, I am all about making life easier! I think this may be extremely valuable to readers who own rental properties. Tenantify is unique among websites,

When you run a background check on tenants, you only get the opportunity to verify their credit worthiness over the course of the previous seven years. However, does that really give you the opportunity to see if they are able to pay rent?

Here is some basic background information taken from their about us page:

How We Verify Income
Simply put, we want to deliver an authenticated bank statement from tenant to landlord conveniently, securely and without fraud risk. At the same time, we have also decided not to touch anyone's sensitive personal information (especially tenant's bank account login credentials). After some carful explorations, we have decided to use a secured bank account API by partnering with DecisionLogic. DecisionLogic has all the convenience and security that we look for. Mostly importantly, its service module passes along bank account login credentials with a secure encryption technology and only returns us with the bank statement result. This way, Tenantify never needs to save bank account login credentials.
How We Verify Employment
We will first ask tenant for employment details (title, employer name, address, phone number). Rather than taking the info at face value, we verify the info with trusted third-party sources (Yellow Page, Yelp, BBB, etc). We will then directly talk to employer via a verified phone number to get positive or negative confirmation. We then deliver the verification outcome and call note back to landlord.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Easy DIY Flowers With Bloominous!

I recently came across a website that follows the new DIY trend, Bloominous. This website makes it easy to create beautiful centerpieces, bouquets and flower arrangements. After looking through the kits they offer I can see why this would be a life saver to brides looking to save money on their wedding budget. What is really nice is that these flowers come prepped and ready to use, saving you both time and money!

Anyone who has planned a wedding or big event knows how expensive and out of control the budget can get. Everyone wants theirs to be beautiful, unique and too stand out. What better way than to completely customize you flowers? No two events would be the same because it is uniquely you and you can save a ton of money, typically 30 to 50% off your budget!

Each kit has been created by a trained florist with years of experience.  So the flowers all fit the different themes perfectly (they offer 5, I love the eco-chick one).

So go ahead and give them a try. Your going to love Bloominous!

Your going to want to follow them so check out their social media!

Check out these videos on DIY flowers too!