This post brought to you by Cooper Tires. All opinions are 100% mine.
I have done posts before for Cooper Tires and they have been awesome every time so here it goes again to take advantage of some great deals while spring is still here.
From May 1st-June 30th it is Cooper Tire Spring Savings Event . Consumers can receive up to an $80 Visa prepaid card when purchasing a new set of four qualifying Cooper tires. I love deals and this is a great one. Many of you (including me) get super intimidated when it comes to handling anything with cars. I just want it to run safely and efficiently and so when you have to get new tires put on the car, it eases your mind to know that you are getting a great deal from Cooper Tire's and that they can hook you up.
For the Cooper Tire Spring Savings Event, the stuff you can save on includes:
-Cooper Zeon RS3-S and RS3-A
-Discoverer HTP (available only at select US retailers)
-Discoverer LSX and LSX Plus (available only at select US retailers)
I put a lot of miles on my car, ALOT. My husband commutes into work which is about 40 miles away and then I also drive into the city quite a bit. We are a commuting, on the go family. We rely heavily on our car and even more so, our tires. It is great to know that we can get a great deal on a new set of tires with those summer road trips around the corner. Be sure to check out the Cooper Tire Spring Savings Event
This post brought to you by Comfort and Harmony. All opinions are 100% mine.
Alright so many of you, my readers, are moms. I found this great product and thought I would share it on the blog mainly because it wasn't that long ago when I was nursing, and needing a nursing pillow. It is one of those baby must have's for parents even if you are not able to nurse, it's great! it becomes a great and comfortable pillow for baby. My little one used it all the time.
That leads me to Mombo, more specificially, the mombo nursing pillow. This pillow is comfortable, comes in a lot of great designs and patterns to fit any style, and it works. It is available at BabiesRUs
Some moms think that a infant nursing pillow is only helpful for those first few weeks when mom and baby are getting used to nursing but I found that I used it for many different purposes including propping baby up, burping, and tummy time. My first baby loved it so much that he would fall asleep on the nursing pillow all the time.
Now what makes the mombo nursing pillow the best nursing pillow is that it has The Firm2SoftTM, 2-Sided construction which makes it even more versatile, comfortable, and appropriate for baby and mom. The firm side offers enhanced back support during nursing and the soft side creates the perfect environment for lounging. It also has optional vibration! Both of my boys would have loved this. It can really help soothe your baby to sleep. how neat!
Alright, so hopefully I have interested many of you expecting or new moms to go and look into the mombo nursing pillow. I also want to encourage you guys to go and like Comfort & Harmony on Facebook and also become a Comfort & Harmony on Twitter fan.
So...our sink faucet broke. Not fun. We had wanted a new faucet for our kitchen but didnt plan on buying a new one for a little while until it began squirting everywhere one morning and started leaking from well, everywhere. Luckily Jared was home so we set off for Home Depot to pick out a new one. I didn't want to spend more than $100 which for those who have looked, is not easy. A lot of the choices are well over $200 however we found the one we got at Home Depot for about $97 I believe. It was pretty easy to install however Jared did all of it and I won't step you through that because we are not experts with that. Just follow the steps from the box and you will be fine, anyway, I am definitely in love with our new faucet vs. old one even though we had to purchase it a little earlier than planned on. Oh well...
This post brought to you by CB2. All opinions are 100% mine.
Ok people, close your eyes and begin all that deep breathing you learned from yoga class, now begin to picture warm woods, beautiful accents, and bright colors in an exciting and playful dream house. You are surrounded by a brazilian landscape and everything for that moment is perfect.
Ok now open your eyes! and guess what! That dream can come true. CB2 which is a truly fantastic store is excited to partner on their latest collection with husband and wife design-duo Robert and Cortney Novogratz. and they are throwing a fantastic CB2 and Novogratz Brasil Sweepstakes where you and 3 friends can win a week long stay in the vacation home of The Novogratz family in the beautiful area of Trancosco, Brazil. Super exciting right? Also 10 other lucky winners will receive a CB2 gift card worth $100 along with a personal signed copy of the book, "Home by Novogratz". The Sweepstakes will run from May 2nd through June 3rd. You can enter at http://cb2.com/sweeps.
Now don't worry if you don't win! You can still create a beautiful dream house of your own with the new collection they have at CB2. Take a look below at some of my favorite pieces from the Novogratz collection.
Retro, Modern, and Vintage all thrown in one right? They really have some really great additions for any home wanting style, and a little attitude. My personal favorite is the luli table lamp but I also really love the soneca pendant lamp too which you can find at CB2 and Novogratz Collection and don't forget to enter the CB2 and Novogratz Brasil Sweepstakes.
I also want to make a shout out for CB2's social networks. They really are worth following and have some great design and collection updates.
This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.
Easy Wall Planters with the help of Miracle-Gro
First I want to talk about The Gro Project. Miracle-Gro has come out with something called The Gro Project which is a movement to bring out the green thumb in everyone. It offers great advice, tips, and ideas for planting. It is really helpful for those like me, who weren't born with a green thumb but really want to be a part of the growing movement. take a look!
Okay now, planting a garden or planting anything for that matter can be overwhelming. The idea of keeping something else alive besides my two boys and our very spoiled cat is a lot to think about at times. With that said, I have come up with a few easy ideas that will be great for beginners and those who don't have a lot of time, or are on a small budget.
One is my lettuce rain gutter garden which I started two summers ago and have posted about it a number of times because it has been such a success for our family and it was SO easy. I got some inspiration from Suzanne Forslings' when I created it. The lettuce hasn't sprouted yet but I'm excited in the coming weeks. What you will hearing about today are my easy wall planters that I've attached to my siding on either end of my rain gutter garden to add a bit of color. I grow lettuce, herbs, and green onions in my rain gutter garden but their's no color except green so I wanted to add some fun flowers on either end to give my backyard some excitement. This was such an easy and fun project. It took me about an hour to complete and it is for beginners. I ALWAYS use Miracle Gro products for any planting project I have. They are wonderful and quite simply, they work. They also have a bunch of fun garden projects for you to get some inspiration about. Please go check them out, see their pinterest boards because they are fantastic, and get some ideas for your gardening space, big or small.
Easy Wall Planters
Here is what you will need.
- steel hanger strap coils (found at any hardware store)
- power drill and some screws
- 2 small to medium planters
- flowers or plants of your choice to fill the planters
- some wire cutters, or sheers
- Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix
- Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food (OPTIONAL)
1. you will want to measure around your planters and and cut the steel hanger strap coil so that it overlaps a little to create a circle hanger. You will drill into both matched up holes as it overlaps into the siding where you want it. To cut the galvanized steel strap, you want to press with the wire cutters or sheers until it creates an indent and then fold the indent back and forth with your hands until it breaks apart.
2. After you have drilled the steel hanger straps in a circle hanger onto the siding, you will want to make sure your pot/planter fits snug into it and hangs easily.
3. Last is super easy, I added some Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix along with my beautiful flowers. I chose marigolds because they are full sun plants and I loved the color. Whe choosing a plant or flower, be sure to think about how much shade the area will have and how it will be watered. Our sprinkler systems hits the rain gutter garden and the planters really well so we didn't have to think too much about getting it watered but if you have to hand water the pots and are nervous you will forget, you should probably choose a drought tolerant plant. After the plants are in, fill the rest of the pot with a little water and some more Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix and also I would recommend adding some Miracle-Gro Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food because it will keep the plants healthy and thriving. It's not needed but definitely a plus.