Category: Beauty

Keurig Kold at Faneuil Hall and Giveaway


Keep this warm weather coming, I say. Yes, and since we still are hanging on to the last vestiges of summer (well, I am anyway), celebrate the warm weather with Keurig Kold at Faneuil Hall this weekend and the first ten will receive their own Keurig® KOLD™ drinkmaker system (over $300 value). No CO2 cartridges needed. That’s a win!

Here are the details.

WHAT:                 Visitors to Faneuil Hall will get to step into the cold as they experience the KOLD™ Kube, an interactive larger than life pop-up experience, which will make its first stop in Boston and continue onto New York and Chicago.  The KOLD™ Kube, which stands 15 feet wide and 32 feet long, will showcase the recently released Keurig® KOLD™, the first personal cold beverage system that fresh-makes still and sparkling beverages chillingly cold at the push of a button. With beverages from The Coca-Cola Company and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, as well as new varieties, including craft sodas, iced teas, flavored waters, sports drinks, and seltzers, the KOLD™ system offers something for everyone.


WHEN:                 Open to the Public:  November 5 –8, 2015

                                11 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily


WHERE:               Faneuil Hall Marketplace, between Merchants Row and South Market Streets


Can’t make it to the Kube? Here’s a giveaway of a Keurig® KOLD™ drinkmaker system. Yes, because I am nice like that.

a Rafflecopter giveaway and follow this link for the types of Kold pods. Want to see what the Kube looks like? Here you go!

UPDATE: The winner is Tammy C. Tammy, congratulations and check your email for details. Thank you to all who entered this giveaway.

POY_USA 2015 Winners

Fantastic Finds – Thanks Product of the Year #POYUSA2015

Fantastic Finds from Product of the Year 

Disclosure: I received some of the Product of the Year winning products to review but no monetary compensation for this post. 
All opinions are, as always, my own.

What do these all have in common? Well, all were voted Product of the Year winners. What exactly is Product of the Year? It’s only the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. So when a package from Product of the Year showed up on my porch, we happily tried them out. There are several categories: beauty/skin care, baby, kids, household/laundry, food and home design to name a few. And, yes,  I would be sampling the yummy Werther’s Caramel Corn as I write this, but my family finished it on the first day.

Our favorite so far is the hair gel. The vote from here? We liked the light scent, the consistency, that it comes in a tub, and that it controls unruly hair.

And I’m all about the sensitive teeth thing (don’t ask if you don’t want the long, detailed version. Just don’t). So love the new Sensodyne products. On deck now is the ProEnamel MultiAction. Use it, you’ll thank me later.

The Plutonium paint and stencil kit is a DIY dream waiting to happen, but with back to school upon us, it will be a bit before I can work in a new home project. I’ll keep you posted.



You can also find more information about Product of the Year below. And if something has the Product of the Year designation on it, take note!

2015  POY winners






Christmas In July

Christmas In July…sounds pretty good about now.

Love, Actually


Family movie night gets more complicated when your kids are older and the latest Disney isn’t what they want to watch. Count on opinions (plenty of them), from everyone in your family about what to watch and while, of course, you want to let everyone weigh in and express their preferences, it hardly helps you pick out a suitable family movie.

We like action, adventure, romantic comedies and, of course, the classics (like Rear Window, Philadelphia Story and Casablanca) in our house with a fair amount of science fiction and post-apocalyptic stories thrown in for good measure. It’s doesn’t really count as a family movie night if everyone is plugged into their own devices, so we worked on compromising and taking turns. Each week a family member gets a turn choosing a movie and everyone else gets to deal with the choice, broaden their horizons, and watch something that may not be – ahem – definitely is not, their first choice. It can be challenging, this decision making process, but it leads to great discussions about story lines, plot devices, and suspended disbelief that carry on to the next week.

How to decide what to watch? Well, there’s cable, and there are great streaming services (we all have our favorites), and I just found Feeln. What is it? Feeln is a streaming service that brings you a great selection of great stories that are hand-picked and include Hallmark Hall of Fame features, Hollywood movies and TV series as well as original programming. 

Now they are offering a Christmas in July special where you get a free* Roku® Streaming Stick® with a 2 year Feeln subscription ($98 value for $47.98)

Here are some of the July features:

New Christmas Themed Titles
Love Actually
Christmas With Holly
A Dog Named Christmas
Silver Bells
A Season for Miracles
Fallen Angel
November Christmas
Christmas Mail
Christmas Dream
Christmas in the Trenches
The Price of Miracles
The Gift of the Magi
Gifts and Presence
Tiny Miracle
Diner Formal
To a Soldier
Without a House
Robbie the Reindeer
Heartland Christmas
All I Want for Christmas
A Christmas Carol: The Musical
Christmas Visitor
Holiday in Your Heart
Mr. St. Nick
The Night They Saved Christmas
Off Season
One Christmas
Picking Up and Dropping Off
The Christmas Box
The Christmas Card
Silent Night




I was not compensated for this post but did receive a subscription to Feeln for review purposes. All opinions are, and always will be, my own.


*Terms and Conditions May Apply

Blogging Conferences Summer 2015

It seems as if this week is chock a block with blogging related events and while I do love to get out and meet fellow bloggers, it can be overwhelming to have a super scheduled week. Need ways to keep it together? Yes, me too, that’s why I’m writing this – I need the reminders.IMG_1424

1. Load up that calendar on your phone with the dates, times and locations of the events and the links to the tickets in the notes section. Build in plenty of travel time, you’ll be glad you did.

2. Traveling with a few events to go to? Try on planned outfits ahead of time and try to pack early and light! Nothing like finding out you are missing a button or the shirt you were planning on wearing is ripped. Comfy shoes! Seriously! You will be on your feet non-stop.

Card design by Rugg Road Paper Company, Boston

3. Download apps like Uber and Lyft to get you where you need to be. In the city? Or grab a metro card and try public transportation – it’s the fastest way to get around.

4. Have plenty of business cards – if you can write on them all the better. You think you will remember but there’s a lot going on. Take notes.

5. Bring your smile and look forward to getting to meet other bloggers and company representatives, and that means looking up from your phone now and then.

Have fun! I’ll see you there!