Celebrating the Howlidays at Kriser’s Natural Pet

December 8, 2016

*Special thanks to Kriser’s Natural Pet for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own*
Kriser’s Natural Pet
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and since it’s FINALLY December, that means the holiday shopping can officially commence! Can I tell you guys a secret? I’m actually done with ALL my holidays shopping (hooray for planning ahead!). Thanks to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday (and a little extra shopping prior to that), I was able to get everything I wanted for my friends and family this holiday season. In fact, the only other person (well, I guess he’s not a “person” but you know what I mean) I still needed to go holiday shopping for was my little furbaby, Loki! Since Loki can’t write a letter to Santa, and I wanted to make sure he’d actually really love his gifts, I decided to surprise him with a trip to Kriser’s Natural Pet so he could pick out a few holiday treats for himself! Continue reading

Must Have: December 2016

December 6, 2016

December Must Haves
Happy Tuesday! It’s December, which means new month, new Must Have list! Can you believe that this time next month it’ll be 2017 (and that in 19 days it will be Christmas)?! I still can’t wrap my head around how fast this year went by! Like with all of my Monthly Must Have lists, this is simply a list of things I myself would want, I understand not everyone will find these items useful or “lush worthy.” Also, this is NOT my Christmas list OR a gift guide, it’s simply a few of the things I’ve had my eye on for the past few weeks. Here are my must have’s for December:

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Simple Ways to Incorporate Earth-friendly Practices Into Your Life

December 5, 2016

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Simple Ways to Incorporate Earth-friendly Practices Into Your Life
Small actions can create BIG changes — especially when it comes to helping the environment! A few years ago, Illinois made an effort to go green by providing all residential homes with recycling bins. It’s not only made recycling easier but it’s also made it super fun! We keep little bins throughout our house for all our recyclables and try to see who can fill their bin the fastest (who doesn’t love a little healthy competition?!) If I’ve learned anything these past few years it that’s being green can be easy as 1, 2, 3! Here are seven simple ways to incorporate more Earth-friendly practices into your everyday life (spoiler alert: you can do most of them from the comfort of home!): Continue reading

Simplify Your Online Presence with #LastPass

December 2, 2016

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Although most people in today’s society are obsessed with constantly checking their various social media accounts, as a blogger, freelance writer and social media manager, constantly checking social media is sort of my job (actually, it’s not “sort of” my job it literally IS my job and my livelihood depends on it!). That’s why I had a mini panic attack last month when I was temporally locked out of my Twitter account. See here’s the thing, for as long as I can remember I’ve had three different passwords that I’d use for various things. I’d use one of the passwords for my email account, one for Instagram, a combination of one with numbers added on for snapchat and so on. Ultimately, not managing my various passwords is what lead to my Twitter complication. When I first joined Twitter back in ’09, I originally signed up using an old email account. I can be super lazy when it comes to signing in to various accounts, so I always click “save/remeber password” so I’m always signed in my accounts and I don’t have to keep typing the password each time. The problem arose when I was out and about and wanted to use Twitter from my iPad. Since I wasn’t automatically signed into the Twitter app on the iPad, I was forced to sign in. I tried all three of my usual passwords and none of them seemed to work. After numerous failed attempts, Twitter said I had to change/get a new password and that the link to create a new password was being sent to my email, the email I haven’t used/check in almost four years!  Continue reading

Blind Box & Bag Roundup 39. (Disney Holiday Mystery Tsum Tsum Pins)

December 1, 2016

Disney Holiday Mystery Tsum Tsum Pins
Happy Thursday and welcome to another edition of Blind Box & Bag Roundup! Since today’s the first day of December (can you believe it’s DECEMBER already?!), I thought it would be the perfect time to open up the new Disney Holiday Mystery tsum tsum Pin Set I picked up while I was at Disneyland last month! As some of you may know, I’m a HUGE Disney pin lover/collector (I’ve been collecting since 2001) and a huge tsum tsum lover/collector (I’ve been collecting since late 2014). In fact, I’ve had quite a few people ask me about my Disney Pins collection so I definitely plan on sharing a Disney Pins collection post at some point and talking more about which kinds of Disney pins I collect, my favorite Disney pins, tips for pin trading at the Disney Parks and more pin related stuff! Although I already own quite a few Disney tsum tsum pins, I knew I HAD to add some of these adorable holiday pins to my collection (because everything is better when it’s Christmas themed!).  Continue reading