Primitive Rug to Room with Wayfair + A Wayfair Limited Time Rug Promo Code!

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Primitive Rug to Room with Wayfair + A Wayfair Limited Time Rug Promo Code!

“We were compensated by the folks at WayFair for this post. All views, and opinions are that of our own.” 

As a former interior design student, one of my favorite things to do is decorate. I love choosing everything a room would need, right down to the paint colors, and window fixtures. My taste is very country and primitive in style. Let’s just say that when my kids are older, I will finally get to decorate my home the way I envision it.

One way to decorate a room is to choose a focal point and build around it. I think a great focal point happens to be an area rug. A rug can really make or break a room in terms of style. There is nothing worse than a dirty rug, or carpet that can really make a room look gross and outdated! I personally prefer the look of  hard wood floors with an area rug in the center.

Looking to update your home? Did you know that Wayfair has hundreds of area rugs to choose from for you home? That’s right, they have all styles, shapes and sizes for your next room makeover. The best part is that they have various price points, and a very cool limited time rug promo code! You can save an additional 15% off area rug purchases with our exclusive promo code: RUGLUV05. *7/31-8/4

For fun, we put together a few Primitive Living Room Pieces that we think would really make a house a home. Check our our wishlist below for inspiration.

Penny Busy as a Bee Novelty Area Rug  5×8

I really fell in love with this area rug because it is dark (will hide stains) and it has a beautiful print. I love the flowers, and think the colors are very versatile and perfectly primitive. I have a thing for penny rugs even though they are usually much more money. The soft feel and look make it worth every penny though!

Wayfair busy bee rug Primitive Rug to Room with Wayfair + A Wayfair Limited Time Rug Promo Code!

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simmons upholstered couch Primitive Rug to Room with Wayfair + A Wayfair Limited Time Rug Promo Code! Simmons Upholstery Cullen Full Sleeper Sofa:

A living room would not be complete without a cozy couch! I really loved this couch from Wayfair because it was very comfortable looking and inviting. Paired with some primitive pillows, it would really be a great addition to my living room. Movie nights would really be a fun time with a nice relaxing couch for the kiddos! Plus, the tan color is great at hiding inevitable stains!

 

wayfair wall mural Primitive Rug to Room with Wayfair + A Wayfair Limited Time Rug Promo Code!

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Room Mates Primitive Scenic Chair Rail Prepasted Wall Mural:

I really fell in love with this wall mural at first glance. It pretty much sums up a primitive scene, and provides a really welcoming and warm atmosphere. The weeping willows, and colorful country salt box homes are simply beautiful and really rustic and charming in appeal. I think this would be perfect for the main focal wall in my living room.

 

wayfair Primitive+Arm+Chair Primitive Rug to Room with Wayfair + A Wayfair Limited Time Rug Promo Code!

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EnitialLab Primitive Arm Chair:

This antique looking scroll armrest chair has such beautiful character. It is made to look antique, and has the perfect country appeal. I would place it kitty corned in my living room reading corner. It would be mainly a decorative “show” chair, but could double as a cozy reading chair.

 

wayfair primitve quilt Primitive Rug to Room with Wayfair + A Wayfair Limited Time Rug Promo Code!

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Patch Magic Primitive Hearts Quilt:

I chose this quilt to drape it over my couch for an extra cozy touch. I currently have two primitive country quilts that give my living room a warm touch. They are perfect for cozy days, and look great draped over, or folded on a couch. The pattern, and detail of the hearts on this quilt make it very alluring.

I hope you enjoyed these primitive room staples I would love from Wayfair.com. If you love that Penny Busy as a Bee Area rug as much as I do, you can now save 15% off on it, or any other area rug of your choice! Keep in mind there is only a quick promotion period to save 15% using RUGLUV05. *7/31-8/4 at Wayfair! 

What is your design style?

I Shared the Cleaning Gift of Swiffer With My Friend #SwifferEffect #BigGreenBox

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I Shared the Cleaning Gift of Swiffer With My Friend #SwifferEffect #BigGreenBox

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Swiffer big green box I Shared the Cleaning Gift of Swiffer With My Friend #SwifferEffect #BigGreenBoxThere is nothing better than a freshly cleaned home. Smelling the fresh scent of “clean” throughout my home is very important to me because I hate a dirty home. With three kids, and a dog this can be very hard at times, but my vacuum, mop, and dusters have really become the most used products in my home.

Swiffer green box I Shared the Cleaning Gift of Swiffer With My Friend #SwifferEffect #BigGreenBoxWhen you enjoy housework, and keeping tidy living quarters, getting new cleaning supplies is a real treat! When I was accepted to receive a Big Green Box from the folks at Swiffer, I was very eager to get that shipment. The best part was I could share an additional Big Green Box with a friend who also enjoyed cleaning. Naturally, I decided to gift my second box to my neighbor who stays up past midnight making sire her home is in tip top shape.

Surprisingly, my neighbor and close friend was not a regular Swiffer consumer. She had heard of the brand, and had always wanted to try their products, but never made the move. Sometimes, we tend to get brand loyal, and I think that is exactly was she was experiencing. My job was to convert her to a Swiffer enthusiast.

Swiffer big green box contents  I Shared the Cleaning Gift of Swiffer With My Friend #SwifferEffect #BigGreenBoxHow couldn’t she love the amazing contents our  Big Green Boxes held?

  • Swiffer Sweeper for dry and wet sweeping
  • Swiffer Sweeper  Dry Sweeper Pad refills in Febreze Lavender and Vanilla scent
  • Swiffer Sweeper Wet Pad refills in OpenWindowFresh Scent
  • Swiffer Dusters & Refills in Fresh Gain scent

swiffer weeper  I Shared the Cleaning Gift of Swiffer With My Friend #SwifferEffect #BigGreenBoxDid you know: Swiffer’s core value is to make cleaning easier, no matter who is behind the Swiffer handle. Swiffer Sweeper  I Shared the Cleaning Gift of Swiffer With My Friend #SwifferEffect #BigGreenBoxAmerican families are changing, and so are the cleaning challenges that the brand seeks to solve for consumers. The Swiffer Effect campaign highlights those cleaning challenges in the context of real American families’ real lives.

Amanda and swiffer  I Shared the Cleaning Gift of Swiffer With My Friend #SwifferEffect #BigGreenBox

Opening her Big Green Box..oh the excitement!

Gosh, I know when I got my Big Green Swiffer box, I could already smell the freshness emanating from inside the box. I was so excited to clean my ceiling fans, and tile floors. Then there were all those nickknacks that needed to be dusted. Regardless, I was ready to enable my kids to help me clean our home in a fun way. No more hands and knees scrubbing, or dirty dusting rags.

amanda and box I Shared the Cleaning Gift of Swiffer With My Friend #SwifferEffect #BigGreenBox

Wow!

When I called my friend over to open her Big Green Box from Swiffer, I knew she would be super excited! When she took of the lid, her eyes almost popped out of her head when she saw all the goodies from the folks at Swiffer. She really couldn’t believe that she could keep all the stuff to clean her home.

Swiffer effects I Shared the Cleaning Gift of Swiffer With My Friend #SwifferEffect #BigGreenBox

So excited with her new Swiffer products!

I can’t say it didn’t feel great inside to give her the #SwifferEffect thanks to the #BigGreenBox! Need some cleaning inspiration? See how Eric Stonestreet keeps his house clean when his mom visits via his funny video.

Do you enjoy cleaning? What are some of the reasons you do, or don’t. I bet Swiffer could help you to save time on cleaning without the sacrifice. 

Wet-Nap Vs Chocolate Covered Blueberry Clusters: Who Wins? #ShowUsYourMess

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Wet-Nap Vs Chocolate Covered Blueberry Clusters: Who Wins? #ShowUsYourMess #PMedia #AD

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wet nap Wet Nap Vs Chocolate Covered Blueberry Clusters: Who Wins? #ShowUsYourMess Little Kids and messes pretty much go hand in hand. There is never a shortage of little sticky hand prints, chocolate smudges, or trails of crumbs when you have three kids running around. I am used to it, and have gotten to the point where it is so routine. I actually feel like I’ve hit the jackpot when it’s a light cleaning day. Maybe it is the fact that I always keep an arsenal of Wet-Nap products right in my reach?

Wet-Nap products are a real saving grace! They come in a variety of scents, and even packaging options. Whether you prefer little packettes, pop-up dispensers, or canisters; Wet-Nap has the perfect product for your little mess! I keep them in my car, purse, and have a canister on each level of my home. Now that my youngest is 2, it was a natural move to graduate to Wet-Nap moistened wipes.

blueberries in a cup Wet Nap Vs Chocolate Covered Blueberry Clusters: Who Wins? #ShowUsYourMess Today, we went blueberry picking at a somewhat local farm. Fora solid three weeks out of the year, we have access to hundreds of blueberry bushes that have a variety of blueberry species. Our kids look forward to mid July, early August because this is when we head there every Saturday to eat and pick our berries.

white chocolate blueberries Wet Nap Vs Chocolate Covered Blueberry Clusters: Who Wins? #ShowUsYourMess We LOVE blueberries so much in this house! They are just such a versatile super food that can be made into an abundance of decadent sweet treats. chocolate blueberry clusters Wet Nap Vs Chocolate Covered Blueberry Clusters: Who Wins? #ShowUsYourMess I have made blueberry muffins, blueberry cobbler, blueberry pie, and now chocolate covered blueberry clusters. I mean really, blueberries and white and milk chocolate–what is not to love?

chocolate blueberry candies Wet Nap Vs Chocolate Covered Blueberry Clusters: Who Wins? #ShowUsYourMess I do recommend using a double boiler, and completely dry blueberries. Mine had a little natural moisture, and it ruined the chocolates consistency. They still tasted amazing, but they could have been a lot smoother. Regardless, it was a quick way to make a really tasty, yet messy snack for my kiddos.

Chocolate Covered Blueberries 1 Wet Nap Vs Chocolate Covered Blueberry Clusters: Who Wins? #ShowUsYourMess Here is what you need to make Chocolate Covered Blueberry Clusters:

  • 1 cup premium white or milk chocolate morsels
  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts
  • 3/4 blueberries *patted with a towel
  • Double boiler
  • Parchment paper, or a non stick mat for curing

 chocolate covered blueberries Wet Nap Vs Chocolate Covered Blueberry Clusters: Who Wins? #ShowUsYourMess Directions:

In a double boiler, melt your chocolate morsels until thin and creamy.

Add your completely dried blueberries (towel pat dry to remove excess moisture) to the boiler

Using a small ladle, or spoon; remove about 8-10 berries at a time to form little clusters on your mat or paper

Repeat until you have your desired amount of chocolate covered blueberries

Immediately place your berries in the fridge or a cold place to cure for at least an hour.

little girl with dirty face Wet Nap Vs Chocolate Covered Blueberry Clusters: Who Wins? #ShowUsYourMess Make sure you have a canister of Wet-Nap wipes nearby because you will need them! My 4 year old was covered because she insisted on playing with her cluster. chocolate covered girl Wet Nap Vs Chocolate Covered Blueberry Clusters: Who Wins? #ShowUsYourMess She dug out and uncovered all her berries, and boy what a mess she made! Thankfully, 1 softer, stronger than ever, aloe infused, Wet-Nap did the job and we were able to prevent sticky brown prints from covering her path to the bathroom.

wet nap clean Wet Nap Vs Chocolate Covered Blueberry Clusters: Who Wins? #ShowUsYourMess Wet-Nap products are also great for back to school season. We will be buying one canister each for our girl’s crate at school. They are just perfect for cleaning their hands before, and after eating, and messy art projects. You can find them in the napkin and paper goods aisle at stores like Walmart.

Save $.55/1 off one Wet-Nap product when you print this valuable coupon.

Be Prepared for a Zombie Outbreak with the Zombie Annihilation Man Crate!

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Be Prepared for a Zombie Outbreak with the Zombie Annihilation Man Crate!

Zombie mancrate ax Be Prepared for a Zombie Outbreak with the Zombie Annihilation Man Crate!“No Bows, Ribbons or Fluff”. It’s what Man Crates, an online retailer of men gift baskets prides themselves on. At Man Crates, you can find gifts for that special man, for any occasion. The whole concept behind Man Crates is pretty fresh. Gift “baskets” in the manliest form possible – locked into a wooden crate! When the gift arrives, your man has to grab the included crowbar and break open the crate! There is a great selection of different Man Crates to choose from on their website – www.mancrates.com; gifts for men of all interests.

Man Crates Be Prepared for a Zombie Outbreak with the Zombie Annihilation Man Crate!You can shop by your lucky guy’s interests, with the following categories to choose from:

  • Carnivore
  • Survivalist
  • Beer Lover
  • Snack Enthusiast
  • Gamer
  • Athlete

mancrates Be Prepared for a Zombie Outbreak with the Zombie Annihilation Man Crate!So which one are you? Lucky for my friends and family, I have interests in all of those categories, so they have years worth of gifts to choose from for me **wink wink!

Zombie Mancrates Be Prepared for a Zombie Outbreak with the Zombie Annihilation Man Crate!Now that you have a rough idea about Man Crates, lets get down to business. Although I share interests in all categories above, I have a special place in my heart for survivalist type goods – knives, hatchets, flashlights, etc.. Now when I’m talking survival, I’m not just talking about chilling outdoors in the woods somewhere trying to stay alive amongst the wild. I’m talking about surviving a ZOMBIE apocalypse!

jared and mancrate Be Prepared for a Zombie Outbreak with the Zombie Annihilation Man Crate!That’s right! Man Crates offers 3 different Zombie Survival Crates – The “Zombie Survival Crate”, “Zombie Suppression Crate”, and the “Zombie Annihilation Crate“! The crate I’m reviewing is the Zombie Annihilation Crate, and it’s awesome. Opening the crate was better than opening any other gift I’ve ever opened (and I’ve opened my fair share of gifts).

Zombie annihilation man crates  Be Prepared for a Zombie Outbreak with the Zombie Annihilation Man Crate!Do you know anybody who adds a ton of tape to the outside of the gifts they give? I mean they really wrap a sh*t load of tape around that package thinking its going to be a challenge to open. Those gifts have NOTHING on the Man Crate. You can’t peel it open with your fingernails. You cant even cut it open with your pocket knife. No, you need a freaken crowbar!

zombie survival kit1 Be Prepared for a Zombie Outbreak with the Zombie Annihilation Man Crate! Back to my Zombie Anihilation Man Crate. Cracking open the crate revealed a wooden box of pure testosterone packing, chest pounding, man grunting, awesomeness! Here’s what’s inside:

Zombie annihilation kit  Be Prepared for a Zombie Outbreak with the Zombie Annihilation Man Crate!For weapons we have:

  • Gator Machete Junior with a 10.75″ high-carbon steel blade
  • Gerber® Gator Combo Axe and Knife
  • Gerber® Gorge Folding Shovel
  • Combination Paracord Knife with Built-in Firestarter

jared and spam Be Prepared for a Zombie Outbreak with the Zombie Annihilation Man Crate!And, for survival gear we have:

  • Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks (awesome book from the New York Times Best Sellers List)
  • Zombie LED Flashlight
  • First Aid Kit
  • Gorilla Duct Tape
  • Spam. (I’m not a fan, but as a last resort… maybe)

As you can see, the Zombie Annihilation Man Crate is loaded with goodies that should get any man excited. All of the included goods are great quality products that you can buy separately. These are not the type of gift sets that consist of cheapo generic goods of inferior quality. Man Crates contain real-deal quality products.

jared and machete  Be Prepared for a Zombie Outbreak with the Zombie Annihilation Man Crate!Man Crates also has smaller gift sets to fit different size budgets. The smaller sets come in Ammo Cans or boxes, which are called “grams”, like the “Exotic Meats Jerkygram” for example. All gift sets are well thought out, and are sure to generate a lot of smiles.

For more info and to browse their selection, check them out at www.mancrates.com.

So what are you waiting for? Grab a Beer, Your Crowbar, and Crack Open a Man Crate.

My Glamorous Life As a Blogger

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My Glamorous Life as a Blogger

Rottenecards 83713346 2vd955fpjp My Glamorous Life As a Blogger  After almost 3 1/2 years of blogging, something that happened yesterday really annoyed the life out if me. I guess you could say I reached my boiling point of sorts, and my inner bitch really shined through. As if the three fighting kids, piles of laundry, and indecisive dinners plans were not enough, I had to deal with a chiming computer, and a pr rep who wanted to play 20 questions.

Alright, I get it. I am a blogger, I chose to stay home and pursue this hobby turned business. I left the career world for a life that would allow me to raise three kids without having to worry about daycare, and schedules. But, and this is a great big BUT I pay a toll for my choice.

I find it funny how people only see the glamorous part of blogging. Amazing products arriving at my door almost every day, being able to make a full time income from home, being home all day. <======= Not fun!!

What they don’t see is me tracking each shipment, filing paperwork on received items for taxes, and having to photograph tons of food, items, and my oh so cooperative kids. Trust me, sometimes I’m not even sure if certain items, or jobs are worth the troubles.

Ok, so the “wow you get a lot” perks are not everything people. Sometimes I feel like I live in a secluded box. I wake up like a robot, take a shower, sit on the couch, drink coffee, hear kids fighting. “This one took my doll”, “this one is wearing my shirt”, “I want lunch”. All this before 8 am.

Then there is the household cleaning. I am not one to let my home “go” so I start with the dishes, table, floors, windows, then I repeat this cycle about 3 more times through my day. My kids never stop making messes which is so trying at times. Whether they markered the walls, themselves or the dog..it’s always a guessing game as to why they are so quiet.

By the time I get to the bathroom to pee, I get my first real look in the mirror. What I see is a bush of hair not even styled, a tired face, and frumpy clothes. There is no time for me. Ever.

As I try to sneak an energy bar I feel like I performing a covert operation. I swear my kids have radar when it comes to me even entering the kitchen. Most of the time the vitamins and measly breakfast I do try to consume remain on the counter for hours.

By 10am I eventually have to turn of notices on the iPad because it is on the brink of blowing up or over heating from all the emails and Facebook notices. Damn Facebook…what a time sucking trap that is. I have such a love hate relationship with it. I’m sure most people think I just creep my feed all day though…but no, I ain’t got time for that.

More notices, back to my email. Dear Trisha (huh $&@!?), we really want you to try our delectable product. We know you will love it. It is just so delicious and one of a kind.

Ok, fair enough. I love food, enjoy cooking (for the most part) and would love to try this. So I write back and ask for a very small nominal amount of product at retail cost (mind you) to receive in exchange for my usually minimal 350 words and 3-6 images.

You know, something to make the 1 hour of time worth at least minimum wage.

Little did I know I’d have to be interrogated, and have to jump through hoops for this product. YOU emailed me, asked me, yet now you are going to make me teeter on some sort of virtual tightrope. Seriously, you are not happy with my ample page views, and work ethic?

Oh no, how could I have misunderstood the fact that you want me to work for a microscopic sample. Silly me!

After 5 emails back and forth…
Sorry, but at this time we will unfortunately have to pass.

Wow, thanks girl for wasting like 30 minutes of my life I will never get back. Thanks for all the BS for a product I dont ever want to see cross my path now because I’m so pissed off.

Good luck finding a quality blogger who will write a well thought out post, take awesome pictures, get reader interaction, and promote your mediocre product on social media. I’m sure everyone will be jumping for that $.99 product!!

Not!

Really though, I bust my buns all day sitting in a room that doesn’t even get air conditioning trying to squeeze in days of work in a 3 hour time frame. Oh wait, that whole 3 hours is only if my kids coperate. Lately they have been coming down every 10 minutes asking if quiet time is over.

Fail

I think my job would be much easier if more pr reps and companies were generous, courteous, and appreciative of my work. There is nothing worse than turning in an excellent piece to not even get a thank you. I am a person with feelings too, and boy would it be nice to feel appreciated.

Anyhow, next time you bite into your delicious dinner, enjoy it for me. Hopefully it is hot and not cold. You know, from having to photograph that bowl of soup 30 times for the perfect shot while your kids scream for dinner.

Fun times people.

How to Save Money On Gas! Join the Fuel Rewards Network™ Program!

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How to Save Money On Gas! Join the Fuel Rewards Network™ Program!

Fuel Rewards Network How to Save Money On Gas! Join the Fuel Rewards Network™ Program!These days, filling up your car’s fuel tank can be very stressful! There is no joke that fuel prices are through the roof, and continuing to rise. While we really have no control over how much gas prices rise, there is something we can do to ease the burden at the pump. Did you know that you could save money on gas by joining the *FREE* Fuel Rewards Network™ Program?

I joined Fuel Rewards Network™ Program over a year ago and have been saving a ton of money at the pump by doing something most people love to do–Shopping!! That’s right, when you shop online at stores like Kmart, The Home Depot, and Sephora! When you shop virtually at the online mall, you can earn .05 for every $50 you spend! I don’t know about you, but I will gladly earn free gas money for something I normally do!!

But, that’s not all!! 

Fuel Rewards Card How to Save Money On Gas! Join the Fuel Rewards Network™ Program!Another way to save money at the pump with the Fuel Rewards Network™ is by either entering or inserting your Fuel Rewards Card at the pump! You literally can save up to $.03 just for doing this VERY easy step! I’ll take every penny I can get these days!

shell fuel rewards banner How to Save Money On Gas! Join the Fuel Rewards Network™ Program!You can also earn Fuel Rewards by dining out! How many of you love to enjoy a nice meal and earn free gas? It is totally a win/win when you link a Mastercard to your Fuel Rewards account. You can also earn a $.03 Grocery bonus when you shop at participating grocer’s!

Ever stop into your local Shell Mart? You can even earn bonus points when you pick up bonus items in store! Some of these are the very same items you typically head to gas stations for! There are even valuable ecoupons you can clip to earn dollars off your account!

If you are serious about saving money at the Pump thanks to the Fuel Rewards Network, I suggest you watch this video to learn more:

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