If You Can’t Say Something Nice…


Good morning readers, I know that some of you are waking up to temperatures in the mid-50s; others are waking up to temperatures below 0; and still others, in my neck of the woods, are waking up to temps in the teens with icy roads, spouses and kids who never made it home from work/school yesterday (but, hopefully, are safe and sound at work, school, or the houses of coworkers and Continue Reading

Hershey’s + Valentine’s Day 4 Ever {Giveaway – Ends 02/05/14}


When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think chocolate. When I think of chocolate, I think Hershey’s. Valentine’s Day came early at my house this year when I received an amazing box of Hershey’s Valentine’s Day treats. The treats included some iconic Hershey’s products, including a giant Hershey’s Kiss and a Hershey’s Milk Chocolate “XOXO.” In addition, there were Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts, Continue Reading

Valentine’s Craft: Pencil Monster Valentines

Pencil Monster Valentine ~ oyveyaday.com

With my oldest in pre-k and my youngest in preschool, we are experiencing our first full-fledged kid-focused Valentine's Day this year. It seems that we need to make valentines for every kid in each of their classes, plus valentines for the teachers. Oh, and then there are valentines for grandparents, aunts & uncles and friends who don't attend the same school. That's a lot of Continue Reading

Valentine’s Craft: “XO” Wreath (Door Decoration) for Under $10


This adorable "XO" door decoration may not technically be a wreath, but it sure is a fun way to welcome your guests with hugs and kisses. Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but there is no need to worry. I made this quick and easy door decoration in 30 minutes for under $10, and you can, too. To cover the X and O, I purchased 3 packages of paper craft (washi) tape, each containing Continue Reading

Apple iPod 2 GB Shuffle Giveaway (Ends 01/28/14)


We are two weeks into the new year, so how are you doing on your resolution to improve your fitness? Do you need a little music boost to keep you going? An iPod Shuffle is a great way to easily carry your music with you on your walks, runs, bike rides, whatever. Maybe your goal is to eliminate some stress from your life. Music is a great way to do that, too! Fill an iPod shuffle with your Continue Reading

Escali SmartConnect Kitchen Scale Giveaway (Ends 01/30/14)

I don't know about you, but I find it much easier to stick to a healthy diet when I have a good kitchen scale. However, I have just discovered that my idea of a good kitchen scale is very outdated. Kitchen and bathroom scales have definitely gone high-tech. Escali's Bluetooth-enabled scales actually send data to an app on your smart phone - and in the case of the kitchen scale, the app can Continue Reading