Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Product Review: Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain Cat Food

** I received this product from Nutrish in exchange for an honest review. 



Our cats mean the world to us. They adopted us 8 years ago when we moved into our house (and apparently into their colony). They bring so much love and laughter into our home. That sweet boy up there is Sugar and he's such a cuddle bug. 

As far as cat food goes, my three are pretty picky. I spend a lot of time researching food that is not only good for them, but is affordable, too. Through a long period of trial and error, we finally found Rachael Ray Nutrish. It's the perfect mix of taste, affordability, and quality ingredients. They love the Real Salmon and Brown Rice Recipe. I hadn't heard of the Zero Grain variety until I was contacted by Influenster. Already a fan of the brand, we were thrilled to be chosen for this campaign, but I was a little hesitant about the Zero Grain aspect. Would my cats like it?


The short answer? YES. 

Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain cat food is made with simple, natural ingredients. There are no grains, glutens, or fillers. We tried the Chicken and Potato Recipe. U.S. Farm Raised Chicken is the #1 ingredient and this dry food is free of artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors.

Interested? Learn more here.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Update!

A lot has changed since my last blog post 9 months ago!
 
I landed my dream job as a full-time school nurse and there are no words to express just how much I love it. I feel incredibly lucky to know and take care of these kids.
 
No promises, but I'm going to try my best to get back into posting here.
 
 


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Highlights from Fixes 11-14

To say I've been a little Stitch Fix obsessed lately would be an understatement. 

I actually had 3 fixes arrive in May alone. 

Seriously.

My main goals were to receive a few interview worthy dresses and some fun pieces for summer.

With Fix #15 scheduled to arrive today, I figured it'd be fun to showcase a few pieces from my most recent fixes.

Here's a look at just some of the pieces I received:

Skies are Blue Tula Keyhole Detail Blouse
Skies are Blue Tula Keyhole Detail Blouse

This bright pink top just screamed summer to me. 
It's lightweight and sleeveless which are necessary here in Texas. 
I kept this one without question.

Jill Michael Coleman Double Ring Necklace
Jill Michael Coleman Double Ring Necklace

I went out on a limb and asked for a dainty necklace or a bracelet in one of my fixes. 
I typically ask for only clothing pieces in my fixes because I'm just not a huge jewelry fan. 
The only pieces I wear every single day are my wedding ring and a pair of CZ studs. ;)
This piece is cute, but the gold is quite yellow and I just didn't love it. It went back.



Level 99 Giovanni Straight Leg Jean
Level 99 Giovanni Straight Leg Jean in gray

Perfect fit in the waist (that never happens), but these jeans were too pricey for me and the color seemed washed out. These went back, too.

Market and Spruce Sam Hi-Lo short sleeve tee
Market and Spruce Sam Hi-Lo short sleeve tee

This top is casual perfection. Nice fit and lightweight. The material is ridiculous soft. 
I wear this all of the time. 

Fun2Fun Baker Split Neck Blouse in dark pink
Fun2Fun Baker Split Neck Blouse in dark pink

I really like the fabric of this blouse and the fit, but I wasn't crazy about the print or the split neck.
It went back. I kind of regret it. 

Gilli Sondra Faux Wrap Dress
Gilli Sondra Faux Wrap Dress

I was {this close} to keeping this dress. It was extremely flattering and fit me perfectly.
I wasn't crazy about the tie waist or the pattern on the skirt. 
Also, with it being long-sleeved, I wasn't sure how much wear I'd get out of it. 

Papermoon Summa Crochet Detail Knit Tank
Papermoon Summa Crochet Detail Knit Tank

I wasn't sure about the crochet detail on this top at first, but that pop of color and the fact that my husband really loved this one won me over. It's one of my favorites now.

Le Lis Tessa Lace Detail Dress
Le Lis Tessa Lace Detail Dress

HANDS DOWN one of my most favorite pieces ever. 
The fit is perfect and this is such a classic piece. 
I actually wore this (along with a 3/4 length sleeved blazer) to an interview yesterday & received a ton of compliments on it. 
Easy to dress up with heels or dress down with wedges or sandals. I LOVE it. 

Gilli Kary Drape Front Knit Dress
Gilli Kary Drape Front Knit Dress

This is a wonderful dress for summer and while it's described as red, it's more of a vibrant poppy/orange color. It's lightweight and easy care, but it also ties in the back and for some reason I just can't get over that.

Haven't signed up for Stitch Fix yet? Getting signed up is easy! Just go here and sign up for this fabulous service. You won't regret it.

I'd also like to invite you to check out two of my Pinterest boards:
Here and here.

The first is clothing I've received from Stitch Fix and the second is my inspiration board for pieces I'd love to receive. 

What great summer pieces have you received lately?

The above links are my unique referral link. You by no means have to use it, but I'd be incredibly grateful if you did. Once you sign up, you'll receive your own unique referral code too!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Dial® Body + Hair Wash & Dial® Kids Foaming Hand Wash {Giveaway} CLOSED


Exciting news from Dial®!

Dial® is venturing into the babies' personal care arena with the release of two new products:

Dial® Kids Foaming Hand Wash

and

Dial® Baby Body + Hair Wash



Dial® Kids Foaming Hand Wash makes hand washing fun for all ages. 
My daughter thinks the foam is so fun and loves the watermelon scent.


Dial® Baby Body & Hair Wash gently removes environmental dirt for a head to toe clean. 
My daughter is pretty sensitive when it comes to body wash and this is a great option-- no eczema flares for her after use.

Both products:
- Developed with pediatric dermatologists
- Hypoallergenic
- No added paragons
- No artificial dyes
-pH balanced

Thanks to the generous folks at Dial®, 1 lucky winner will receive two FREE product coupons to try out both new products.

Entering is easy!

Simply leave a comment below letting me know which of these products you'd most like to try.

Bonus entries:
Follow me on Instagram and leave a comment stating that you did so
Follow me on Pinterest and leave a comment stating that you did so

Giveaway will end 4/20/15 at 9 pm CST. Open to US residents, 18+ only.

The Dial® brand provided me with a sample of both products in exchange for an honest review. All the opinions expressed here are my own.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Stitch Fix #10

I'm still really loving Stitch Fix. I love the convenience of having five hand-picked clothing items show up on my doorstep each month. I firmly believe it's the very best way to shop. 

This month I asked for some fun, flirty pieces and Miss Kirby certainly delivered. 
I also asked for petite sizing (a new option!), but sadly only received 1 piece from that collection. 
I'm hoping with time the selection of petite items will expand. 

Here's what came in this month's box. 

Skies are Blue Moraga Cut Out Detail Blouse {$48}

Skies are Blue Moraga Cut Out Detail Blouse

This blouse fit perfectly and I adore the color (orange is my most favorite ever to wear), but I just couldn't get past the cut outs. I'm not sure exactly why. 

Liverpool Sally Cuffed Short {$48}

Liverpool Sally Cuffed Short

Dark denim, which I love, and a good price point for a quality pair of shorts.
Unfortunately, these were huge on me. 

Daniel Rainn Ishara Lace Detail V-Neck Blouse {$68}

Daniel Rainn Ishara Lace Detail V-Neck Blouse

This is the one petite piece I received. I love the v-neck and the lace detail, but this top was much too sheer for my taste and the price was much too high. 

Papermoon Piko Knit Tank {$38}
Papermoon Piko Knit Tank

I love the different patterns and that bright pop of orange. 
Comfy material, too. Keeper.

Gilli Mitchel Maxi Dress {$78}
Gilli Mitchel Maxi Dress

This is, by far, the most adorable piece of clothing I've ever received from StitchFix. 
It fits like a glove and is incredibly flattering. The back is super, super sexy. I love it paired with a dark denim vest. I know this is one I will likely regret sending back, but it's about 3" too long and I don't ever wear heels. 

If you're interested in receiving a box of fabulous pieces delivered to your doorstep, go here and sign up for Stitch Fix. You won't regret it. 

The above links are my unique referral link. You by no means have to use it, but I'd be incredibly grateful if you did. Once you sign up, you'll receive your own unique referral code too!





Dial® Miracle Oil Hand Soap Giveaway


I talked about how much I loved Dial® Miracle Oil Body Wash last month, but did you know they have a hand soap, too?

New Dial® Miracle Oil Hand Soap brings nourishment and skin hydration to your hand washing experience. Let the smooth feel of Miracle (Marula) Oil gently remove dirt from your hands and leave them feeling smooth and refreshed. 
Miracle Oil is infused with Marula Oil and uses Micro Oil technology to nourish and deeply hydrate your skin while protecting it from skin damaging free radicals.
And just like the body wash, this deep cleansing hand soap smells fantastic! I'd describe it as mostly floral with a hint of sweetness. Dial® is the perfect soap for the entire family. We have it all over our home-- in the kitchen and both bathrooms. I've even taken a bottle up to the school to use in the nurse's office, because I'm constantly washing my hands. This soap provides refreshing moisture and the micro-scrubbers leaving me feeling confident that I've thoroughly cleansed my hands.

Thanks to the generous folks at Dial®, 1 lucky winner will receive 2 FREE product coupons for Dial® hand soap. 

Entering is easy!

Simply leave a comment below letting me know which Dial® product is your favorite.

Bonus entries:
Follow me on Instagram and leave a comment stating that you did so
Follow me on Pinterest and leave a comment stating that you did so

Giveaway will end 4/5/15 at 9 pm CST. Open to US residents, 18+ only.

The Dial® brand provided me with a sample of Dial® Miracle Oil Hand Soap in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Purex® Crystals ScentSplash Giveaway

Purex® has been rolling out some fabulous new laundry products lately and this one is no exception!


There's something so comforting and relaxing about warm clothes & bedding right out of the dryer. Bonus points if it also smells ridiculously amazing. 

New Purex® Crystals ScentSplash in-wash fragrance booster infuses your clothes with the power of liquid freshness. Simply add a little or a lot (the latter in my case) directly into your washer -- either into the tub directly or the in-wash tray. 

Purex® Crystals ScentSplash is safe for regular and high-efficiency (HE) washers, and for all loads of laundry including towels, activewear, and children's sleepwear.  It's your favorite in-wash fragrance booster taken to another level--- It contains refreshing scent beads that release bursts of fragrance with irresistible freshness that lasts!

Available in three scents:
Fresh Spring Waters
Fresh Lavender Blossom
Fresh Mountain Breeze 

Want to try Purex® Crystals ScentSplash for free?

Thanks to the generous folks at Purex®, ONE lucky winner will receive a TWO FREE product coupons for new Purex® Crystals ScentSplash. 


Entering is easy!

Simply leave a comment below letting me know which scent you'd like to try.

Bonus entries:
Follow me on Instagram and leave a comment stating that you did so
Follow me on Pinterest and leave a comment stating that you did so

Giveaway will end 4/5/15 at 9 pm CST. Open to US residents, 18+ only.

Purex® provided me with a sample of Purex® Crystals ScentSplash in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own and not influenced in any way.