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When you order products from Brentwood Home, they make it right then and there for you!! Each item is sent directly from their Los Angeles workshops directly to you because they want your new bedroom to feel fresh and new!!  How cool is that??!!?

Brentwood Home’s products reflect the health, vitality, and creativity of California.  They have a great selection of  mattresses, pillows and bedding for both adults and children,  and they also make great pet beds!!  Brentwood Home has 30+ years experience, and all of their mattresses ship free to you both ways, and come with a 120-night sleep guarantee and a 25-year warranty. [Read more…]

Vellabox Offers Quality, Toxin-Free, Lead-Free, Healthful, Hand-Poured Candles!!

DISCLAIMER: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for this review. 


If you or your special someone enjoy candles, you will love Vellabox.  Choose from three levels of subscriptions: The Standard, The Aficionado and The Luxe. If you’re a subscriber of the The Standard box, you will receive one candle (apx. 4 oz) month. With the Aficionado box, you will receive one candle (apx. 8 oz) each month.  With The Luxe box, you will receive two candles (totaling apx. 12 oz) each month.


Each Vellabox candle is hand-picked by the Vellabox Candle Curator, and are always all-natural, non-toxic, and clean burning.  You will also find a special bonus gift in your box each month along those same health forward lines!! This gift compliments the candles enclosed inside your box!! 

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The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region on Australia’s east coast. Considering migrating to Australia? Then the Gold Coast has many appealing qualities you are looking for. It is famed for its long sandy beaches and is home to the famous beach called Surfers Paradise. Surfing is one of the area’s main attractions.
Not only is the Gold Coast right on the beach, but it also has an elaborate system of inland canals and waterways. It is also surrounded by mountains, such as the Tamborine Mountain, which is well worth a visit. There are amazing National parks, with mountain ridges, valleys, and hiking trails. It is also home to an array of spectacular sea-life and wildlife. There are rare birds too in the rain forest.
If you like theme parks, you can also find those on the Gold Coast. It is also known as Australia’s theme park capital. They have Sea-World, Wet N’ Wild, Dreamworld, Movie World, and White Water World as well as the Australian Outback Spectacular and for the nature lovers, the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
If all of this sounds like a great place to migrate to and live then checking out some display homes in Gold Coast is something to think about. There are many great places to move to on the Gold Coast. It has a population of a little over a half a million and it is about one hour drive south of Brisbane. The weather there is similar to Brisbane and living there you will enjoy about 8 hours of sunshine a day. And the winters are very mild, so you could go to and take advantage of the beaches year round.
Depending on where you live you can also have lots of opportunities to meet people. And there are plenty of very friendly people in Australia’s Gold Coast. 

The Wonderbag is a New Kind of Slower Cooker that’s sure to please any Foodie!

DISCLAIMER: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for this review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



A Wonderbag is an innovative, economical and unique new way to cook your favorite comfort foods.

Wonderbag was created to help ease the social, economic and environment impacts everyone around the World faces!   [Read more…]

VINYL WALL DECAL REVIEW + Giveaway for $30 Gift Certificate to The Custom Vinyl Shop

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Vinyl wall decals are a cute, quick, easy and inexpensive way to spruce up any wall!! [Read more…]



Lori Greiner’s No Mess Cooking Utensils are stylish, sturdy, durable and perfect for every day use!!

Each set includes four pieces.

The Spatula is wonderful for flipping and turning food.  It’s also great for getting things out of pans (like brownies)!!  The spatula itself is not over wide as some can tend to be, and can withstand temperatures to  400 degrees.

The Ladle Spoon is perfect for soup, stew, chili, gravy or anything “hearty”. 

The Slotted Spoon easily allows liquids to drain through the slots as you remove foods from pans.

The Stirring Spoon is perfect for pretty much everything, and I find myself using it on a daily basis.  The spoon itself is  not too small like some stirring spoons tend to be, making it easy to “taste test” as well as stir!

My favorite thing about these cooking utensils is the way the handle is designed.  It has a unique shape with a little hook type concept built in so you can safely rest your spoon (spatula, etc) on the side of your pot or pan and it rests comfortably on the side and doesn’t “fall in” and get covered with whatever you’re cooking. 

All items have silicone covered handles and they are available in blue, black or red.  They are also dishwasher safe!!  I feel more comfortable using these utensils instead of my other ones when I use things like the crock pot or pressure cooker because of their durability and the fact that they are very well made. 

They are available for purchase on QVC’s website HERE

This review was made possible by the Star of ABC’s Shark Tank & Queen of QVC, Lori Greiner. You can catch her on QVC & Shark Tank tomorrow, Friday night (5/17). First her 1 hour Clever & Unique Creations Show on QVC at 7PM EST and right after on ABC at 8/9 PM c for a 2 hour Shark Tank season finale! It’s going to be an exciting night!

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The NESCO® 4-in-1 Pressure Cooker makes cooking fun and easy!!

I work full time and some days have a two hour drive back and forth to the office!! The last thing I want at the end of the day is something frozen, boxed or prepared for dinner!!  The Nesco 4-in-1 Pressure Cooker makes it super easy to have a yummy, home cooked nutritious dinner every night of the week!!

When I received this to review, I was a bit intimidated.  I remember my mom and her old fashioned pressure cooker 40+ years ago!!  Most of all, I remember how wonderful everything that came out of it tasted, but I also remember her fear of it exploding.  After using this one time, I no longer had that fear!!

The Nesco 4-in-1 Pressure Cooker has some awesome built-in safety features which prohibit it from opening while under pressure. The NESCO® 4 Liter 4-in-1 Pressure Cooker is sealed  so as the pressure inside of it increases, the boiling point of the water increases, which allows the liquid to rise to a higher temperature before boiling so food cooks up to 70% faster.  The inside cooking pot is removable, and it also comes with a removable rack

What really impresses me about this unit is the fact that it is four appliances in one: it’s a pressure cooker, a steamer, a slow cooker and a rice cooker.  It also has a browning setting so you can brown items directly in it beforehand and saving yourself an extra pot to wash!!  I tried this when I made a roast in it.  It was the most tender, juciest, mouth watering piece of meat I ever cooked!! I used the browning feature and browned the meat first, then added seasonings, carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic and water.  Not even an hour later we were sitting down to a delicious home cooked meal!!

Chicken with water and BBQ sauce added broke apart with a fork after 20 minutes in the Nesco 4-in-1 Pressure Cooker!!  Chicken and dumplings in less than 1/2 hour is something my family will eat EVERY night of the week!!

The inside rack is perfect to put the meat on if you’re making something like ribs!!

Parlsey potatoes were a HUGE hit!!

I simply cut up potatoes, added water, butter and parsley and cooked it for seven minutes. At the end of the cycle I vented the pot and we thoroughly enjoyed this tasty dish!! The potatoes were cooked perfectly. There were tender, were easy to “cut” with your fork, and literally melted in my mouth!!

The NESCO® 4-in-1 Pressure Cooker also has a warm setting to keep things just the right temperature until you’re ready to eat.

Functions are preset and programmable for up to an eight hour delay, so dinner can be ready when you get home.

The lid and cooking pot are removable for easy clean-up and the lid is nice and tight  to keep things secure so it’s great if you need to make something to take to a special occasion.

NESCO (National Enameling and Stamping Company) was founded in 1920 so they have a lot of experience and it shows in their product!!

The Nesco 4-in-1 Pressure Cooker is totally fabulous.  On a scale of 0-10 I would have to give it a 10+!!   I think it is a must have for every one who likes delicious homemade meals but doesn’t always have the time it takes to prepare them!!

• 4 – Liter Capacity
• 800 watts
• removable hinged lid with automatic pressure release
• dishwasher – safe non-stick cooking insert
• delayed start up to 8 hours
• LED display with soft-touch buttons
• convenient keep warm feature
• programmable with preset functions
• stay-cool lid and handles
• brushed s/s exterior
• removable cord, for easy storage
• 5-Low/10-High PSI!!
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 $5 for Taster’s Box from The Goodies Company (Shipping Included) 

The Goodies Company allows you to discover new snacks.

Each month you’ll get 5-8 snack-sized samples delivered to your door that have passed the “wow” test.

Tell The Goodies Company what you like (or don’t like), and they’ll design their online store based on your feedback.

  • Each box contains 5-8 tasty treats for you and your family to enjoy
  • Shipping is always free!
  • New customers only; limit 1 voucher per shipping address
  • May not be combined with other offers or promotions
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  • Voucher is valid for first month membership; you will be prompted to enter your credit card info upon redeeming your Plum District voucher, but will not be charged until after the first month; you may cancel at any time


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The Honeywell Energy Smart 360 Surround Heater helps keep you warm and toasty!!

I pretty much took it out of the box, plugged it in, and could use it immediately.  No assembly was required. It was lightweight and portable which is one thing I immediately liked about it!! [Read more…]

5 Design Tips for an Outdoor Alfresco Entertaining Area

Australia really is the lucky country when it comes to the great outdoors. With such fantastic weather and beautiful flora and fauna, it would be a shame not to spend as much time outdoors as possible. To incorporate a bit of outdoor living into the home, most Aussies will agree that you need a top-notch outdoor entertaining area where you can enjoy your food, your drinks, your mates and your free time with the open sky above.

It’s hard to know where to start when designing your alfresco area, so here are five tips to help you get started.

Shade and Shelter

There’s nothing worse than having to cancel your entertaining plans or move the party indoors due to unpredictable weather. Make sure your outdoor entertaining area is underneath a wide shelter so that you guests will not only be shaded from sun and protected from rain, but will be able to move freely and comfortably around the sheltered area without feeling like they’re all huddled together under the weather.

Weather and UV Resistant Furniture

No outdoor entertaining area is complete without some seating and a table for guests, drinks and snacks to rest alfresco. When shopping for your outdoor setting, make sure that the materials used are resistant to both UV and water damage. This furniture will spend all its time outdoors in the weather, so you want to be sure it’s not going to fade, peel, crack or fall apart as a result of exposure to sun, heat and wet weather.


There’s a lot of outdoor furniture on the market which is practical and resilient to the elements, but lacking in comfort. If your budget doesn’t allow for a cushy waterproof wicker lounge suite, you can still incorporate comfort into your outdoor furniture with some funky seat cushions. Bring them out when you’ve got people over, and simply store them inside when not in use. If you get cushions with removable covers it’s easy to give them a wash and have them clean and vibrant for your next guests.


It’s nice to feel the grass between your toes sometimes, but nobody likes being bitten or bothered by ants while enjoying an afternoon drink in the sun. A wooden deck, pavement or tiles are the ideal way to bring the comfort of indoors outside into the open. No wobbly tables or uneven ground for seating, and if your guests’ feet aren’t in the dirt or grass then you won’t need to spend your time cleaning muddy footprints or grass stains out of your carpets once your guests leave.


In order to create a truly relaxing and impressive outdoor space, your alfresco area must have the right ambience. You can create this with little touches. Alter the lighting with torches, lanterns or up-lights in the surrounding garden. Treat your sense of smell with outdoor incense or citronella candles, create a sense of calm with water features, or incorporate some chilled-out tunes by installing some outdoor speakers.

Whether you’re renovating a house, on the hunt for a new home, pouring over single story house plans or just wanting to add a little extra something to your home, an outdoor entertaining area should be one of the first checkboxes on your list of ideal elements in the home. With these easy tips, you’re bound to be enjoying the fresh air the best way possible – in your own backyard.