Digital Kitchen Scale Review…and GIVEAWAY from TMart!

**PLEASE NOTE: While TMart DID provide me with this product to test at no cost, I was not in any way paid for my review. The following opinion is hereby my own.** 

One of my favorite kitchen tools when I was younger was my mom’s scale. I remember mom being on a diet a lot (HA! Sorry, mom!) and when she was she would use her scale to fix her portions. Her scale looked like this, except with a flat top:

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Is that the one, mom? It’s close to it!

I always enjoyed trying to see how much I could put on the scale before it was too much to weigh. And I may or may not have learned of a few things that would NOT work on the scale…but that’s another story for another day!

Anyways, I’ve never had a scale in my own kitchen before, mainly because I was just not sure of the kind of scale I wanted to use! Did I want a neat vintage one? Did I want a modern digital one? Decisions, decisions…

Until TMart contacted me to do a giveaway, and one of the items on their list to review and give away was a digital kitchen scale.

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Rodan & Fields Review…and GIVEAWAY!

**PLEASE NOTE: While Molly DeMarcellus DID provide me with this product to test at no cost, I was not in any way paid for my review. The following opinion is hereby my own.** 

Normally all of you lovely readers come here to the blog to see posts about organization, home, garden…and anything else “domestic”, right? Well, allow me to submit the fact that anything falling into the category of “self-care” is also essential to a happy domestic life! Don’t you agree? If YOU are healthy and happy and well-taken care of, then it certainly stands to reason that you will have more energy to organize, cook, clean, decorate and enjoy your life with your family!

Now that we’re all on the same page, I want to share with you something amazing that I’ve discovered: Rodan & Fields.

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Not familiar with the name? How about Proactiv? A bit more familiar? (If you’re still having trouble, just think Adam Levine, he’s the spokesperson for Proactiv these days. And ladies, we all pay attention to Adam Levine when he comes across the screen, right? THOSE are the Proactiv commercials!)

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Inspirational Easter Printables – FREE!

This past weekend was a very busy one – two rehearsals and two performances of our church’s Palm Sunday/Easter musical, “The Story”.

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For those of you who may not know, my husband and I both sing in the choir at our church (we have about 80 Worship Arts Members, including choir, band, sound and video team) and were excited for “The Story”. It was originally a book by Max Lucado (one of my faves!) and was transformed into a musical journey through the Bible, with visuals like this one (CLICK HERE if you have a second and want to see one of the songs!) Since we’ve been practicing these songs since January, they’ve really made their way into my heart, not just my head, and lyrics are POWERFUL! So I thought I’d make some inspirational Easter printables for everyone from some of my favorite lyrics…for you to grab for FREE, of course! So here we go… WhoButYou Continue reading

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Well, we’ve made it to another Friday, and I’m celebrating! So while I’m celebrating Friday, I figured I should celebrate this, too: I’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award!

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How cool is that?! The lovely Stephany from Freshly Squeezed Lemonaid has nominated me for this award, and I’m delighted to accept! Thanks, Stephany! (You’ve got to go check out her fabulous blog, too! CLICK HERE!)

The Rules

1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and link back to their site (Oh, look at me, I already did that above! Got a little ahead of myself, ha!)
2. Tell seven random facts about yourself.
3. Pay it forward to thirteen versatile bloggers.

Seven Random Facts about Me

1. I actually double-majored in Journalism and Public Relations in college, and minored in Biblical Studies. I’m “loosely” using all of those degrees, ha!
2. I worked my way through college as a nanny for triplet boys plus their baby brother.
3. I have one sister. I don’t even think she reads this blog, ha! (I’m sure to find out NOW, though!)
4. I am OCD. (That may not be a random fact to most of you, but just in case any of you thought it was a possibility, let me just confirm it!)
5. I unconsciously harmonize with various household appliances. (Vacuum, microwave, dishwasher…it’s true.)
6. I have eight email addresses. (See #4)
7. I’m rarely sad, but when I am, my number-one mood picker-upper is to paint my toenails RED. (Try it! It really works!)

And now, let’s pay it forward! I nominate these thirteen versatile bloggers! Please, click on each one to visit their blogs! Each of these ladies is doing a fantastic job in the blogosphere, and I applaud each one of them! You go, girls!!!

Let it be Glory (Amber!)
Surviving Toddlerhood (Rebekah!)
Sherry A Phillips (Sherry!)
Kim to Slim (Kim!)
Intelligent Domestications (Shirley!)
An Alli Event (Alli!)
Busy Mama 911 (Amanda!)
Flourishing At Home (Zan!)
Northern Homestead (Anna!)
Masshole Mommy (Robin!)
My Journey with Candida (Terry!)
Theresa’s Mixed Nuts (Theresa!)
Mizz Review Lady (Lawna!)

Thanks again, Stephany! It’s been my honor to participate!

Top Container Store Picks for Spring!

My adoration for The Container Store is no surprise to anyone who reads this blog. When I received their Project Spring Organization catalog in the mail the other day, I was so excited about the sale that I decided I HAD to share my top five picks! Each of the following items are organizational items that I have never seen before, so I’m hoping none of you have, either! Check them out!

1. Quilted Handbag Shapers - I’ve seen shapers for boots, but not handbags! Especially pretty ones like this! For any special purses you’ve got that you don’t want squished, what a fantastic option!

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