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Moxxie box

I received this box in the mail the other day and, once I got over the initial disappointment that it wasn’t filled with donuts, I was overcome with gratitude for the delicious scents and blissful feeling that only come with handmade gifts.

These gorgeous all-natural bath and body products from Moxxie Essential Care may be the only things that get me through the holidays with my sanity intact. [Read more…]

d is for deal! $2 off great holiday gifts from l’oreal age perfect cell renewal

L'Oreal Julianne Moore

I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer Network sponsored campaign for L’Oreal Age Perfect. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine. I am in no way affiliated with L’Oreal Age Perfect and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.

A few weeks ago, I told you about my latest skincare discoveries from L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal: Day Cream, Night Cream and Golden Serum Treatment.

I’ve been using these products religiously — honestly, if I flossed this regularly, I would never be afraid to go to the dentist again — and am thrilled with how easy and effective they are. They’ve fit in so naturally to my daily routine (which means the whole thing takes less than five minutes) and have made a visible difference in the way my skin looks.

Because I’m a big believer in sharing, I want to give you a $2.00 off coupon to use on any L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal product. They would make great stocking stuffers or Secret Santa surprises, and the terrific trio would be a much-appreciated present for a friend or sister. [Read more…]

putting my best face forward with l’oreal age perfect cell renewal

L'Oreal Age Perfect boxes

I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer Network sponsored campaign for L’Oreal Age Perfect. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine. I am in no way affiliated with L’Oreal Age Perfect and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.

When it comes to skincare products, I have two requirements:

. They have to take me less than five minutes to use

. They have to work

So, I was a little wary when I received samples of L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal Day Cream, Night Cream and Golden Serum Treatment to test because the Serum is supposed to be applied before either of the Creams, adding another step to my routine. [Read more…]

freewaters: shoes that look good, feel good and do good


How cute are these shoes?!

I am in love – LOVE – with my new Freewaters and, most of all, with the fact that each pair provides clean drinking water to those in need. [Read more…]

#earthfootwear = happy feet

Earth Footwear

As I’ve gotten older, shoes have become more important than ever to me.

I’m so done with Barbie doll heels, and I panic whenever I need to get even remotely dressed up because it’s became really hard to find nice shoes that don’t hurt my feet.

So when I was offered the chance to review a pair of shoes from Earth Footwear’s fall/winter 2014 Earth Collection, I immediately agreed. Not only are most of the shoes under $100 (hello, second pair!) but each style is packed with these amazing features: a cushioned footbed for comfort, a padded heal area to displace shock, a reinforced arch support to stabilize the foot, and a multi-density latex cushioning layer for extra support.

Honestly, I just breathed a sigh of relief reading all of that. [Read more…]

win kn karen neuburger pajamas and a trip to miraval!

KN Sweepstakes

How can you not adore someone who believes the best moments in life are experienced in pajamas?

I’ve been a fan of KN Karen Neuburger since my friend (!), Oprah, touted them as her favorite pajamas and gave them away on her first “Favorite Things” show. [Read more…]

father’s day gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself


Admit it. Father’s Day is tomorrow, and you haven’t bought a gift yet. [Read more…]

lyssé leggings: good-bye sweats

Lysse leggings

I love stretchy pants.

As a writer who works from home, I pretty much live in them. Over the past 25 years, I’ve shown up on the school drop-off line in pajama bottoms, worn sweats to Little League games, attended parent-teacher conferences in yoga pants and traded in my jeans for jeggings. [Read more…]

a scentsational giveaway from demeter fragrance

Demeter in the garden

I’ve been a huge fan of Demeter Fragrance forever, and vividly remember buying Wet Grass and Laundromat when they first came out. I was blown away by the idea of scents that could completely capture the essence of an everyday object and remind me so powerfully of specific moments in time. [Read more…]

happy mother’s day from hallmark and me (yes, gifts are involved!)

Hallmark cards

I’m thrilled to have become a Love, Hallmark blogger because, well, I really do! I’ve spent more time and money in Hallmark stores than Michael should know and, with Mother’s Day coming up, I’ll be spending even more. Oh, speaking of mothers, my mom needs to stop reading now because she just may be getting some of the goodies I’m about to talk about. EDITH ALTER, THIS MEANS YOU! Go check out Pinterest instead.  [Read more…]