I've secretly wanted a Mermaid pillow for a long time (for me!), ever since I saw one at a friend's house. And I'm going to tell you guys right now - this is one of those reviews that won't do the product justice, because you can only understand how totally awesome these pillows are by feeling them. The back side of every Mermaid pillow has … [Read more...]

Packing for college is stressful! Luckily, Im here to help you out. There are PLENTY of items you may realize you need once youre at school. Here are the top things you cant forgetremember, its the little things that make a huge difference. Speaker Life is always better with music. A speaker in college is a must for showers, mornings, and having … [Read more...]

It's really crazy when I think about the fact that it's taken me twelve years to finally commandeer my own office space in the house. I've been working from home for myself since I started this blog at the end of 2004. My initial "work environment" was naptime when my teenager was a baby! It makes me laugh a little to think that two hours was all I … [Read more...]

Typically, college dorm rooms are intimidating, small, and generic. This year, to help my space feel like home, I decorated every corner of my room with personal pictures, fun posters, mirrors, and a tapestry. A few of my favorite posters I have are from zazzle.com. Although this website is large, searching for specific items you want to … [Read more...]

Make your room POP with these dorm decorations. Dorms can be very boring and they all look the same. So this year try some of these ideas to spice up your room and make it personal to you! Door Decal My roommate and I did this last year and we loved it! Its a great way to be able to identify your room from the outside and give … [Read more...]

You guys may remember that I worked with Raymour & Flanigan last year to redo my bedroom.  It's still my favorite room in the house.  It's amazing how a change in furniture and look can really uplift your spirits and make you feel totally differently about a room. Having that change upstairs has really inspired me to want to change up some … [Read more...]

The stuff, or crap as we call it in our house that I'm talking about is the backpacks, the shoes, the jackets.  Where do you store yours? I find these pieces all over my downstairs at any given time after school.  We literally have a "shoe pile," in our front hall that I try and keep under control with some small shelves but it never really … [Read more...]

We recently updated all of our bedding in Cole's (7) room to bedding from the Company Store.  Previously, we had a big Pottery Barn quilt.  It was cute but he was always SO hot, even in the winter.  By the end of the night, all covers would be kicked off and he would end up cold and eventually walking into our room. Seriously, this kid hasn't … [Read more...]

Such a simple design yet so totally perfect: the Light My Way Portable Nightlight is a huge hit in our house for my 6 year old. The handle is the best part - it's easy for little hands to grasp & he can carry it around with him at night. I think it's actually designed for a younger crowd too so I would imagine this is also fun for toddlers! … [Read more...]

Last month I had the chance to watch a 30 lb. weight slammed 9,000 times onto the bottom rail of a baby crib. This is just one of over a dozen different tests Delta Children's Product performs on every model of crib they make. Delta Children's Products invited me along with a few other bloggers to one of their testing facilities located in … [Read more...]