28 Amazing Movies to Enjoy During Black History Month.

This post is sponsored by Verizon Fios. Thank you for allowing me to share content from brands that I love. #FiosPhilly While to Oscar may snub African American actors and not give them their fair due for some of the amazing roles they play that doesn’t mean that we still can’t enjoy the works of our favorite actors and actresses of color from the comfort of our own couches. I honestly prefer watching a movie at home to going to the theater. I will call a movie night at home in a heartbeat! I mean seriously movie theater food can… View Post

How to Breakup with Negative People

Negative people are unfortunately everywhere. They can be in your home, they can be in your workplace, or even amongst your closest groups of friends.  Negative people can also be very draining. We’ve all experienced the side effect of having a pessimist around. A couple of years ago we had a new girl join our lab and everything she said was negative, she put off such a depressing vibe that I ended up not being able to eat lunch with my labmates anymore. I just didn’t need that type of karma around me. Breaking up with negative people can be hard,… View Post

Stylish Accents with Jonathan Adler and Motorola

When it comes to home decor I’m a sucker for accent pieces. Accent pieces allow you express your style without a huge overhaul or remodel.  I’m a sucker for metallics as you can probably guess from some of the pictures below. In my studio, I’ve paired gold accent pieces with pink and cream to give it a soft feminine chic feel. I keep a lot of smaller items on hand for staging. Even though they’re used for staging they still tie in with the overall vibe of the room so that I’m not having to put things away after a… View Post

New Years Energy Savings with Direct Energy

When my husband and I first started to get a hold on our bills one of the first things that we did was take a look at our utility bills. Utilities are huge money guzzlers when it comes to the budget. We knew we really couldn’t do anything about our water consumption, but we could do something about our cable and electricity. By calling the cable company, we were able to knock our cable bill down by 50%! The next thing we focused on was the electricity. We decided we would make a conscious effort to use less energy around the… View Post

Three Things Beginners Should Know Before Going Couponing + GiveAway!

So you want to learn how to coupon? Couponing is a great way to say money on household essentials. If you’re new to couponing don’t worry. Here are a few simple steps to help you jump start your coupon journey. Step #1 Buying Sunday Newspapers Most major newspapers papers carry coupon inserts and sales ads every Sunday. The quantity that you need will be dependent on your household. For example, if your family has 3-5 people I recommend you buying 4-5 new papers. This will ensure that you have the same coupon at multiple times, which will allow you to… View Post

New Year, New Frames!

This post is sponsored by SocialStars and Lenscrafters. Thank you for supporting the brands that support me. #lenscrafterscrowd  I’ve been telling you all about some of the great features found at Lenscrafters and so this weekend I decided to test out all those features in person by visiting my local LensCrafters store and having an eye exam. Scheduling my appointment was easy. I just went online, found a LensCrafters in my area and made the appointment. I even got a text reminder a couple of days beforehand to remind me about my appointment.  When I arrived at the store checking… View Post

Step Up Your Lunches with Lean Cuisine!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NourishWhatMatters #CollectiveBias In 2015, I had a lot going on no seriously 2015 was the first year I actually used a Day Planner to help keep my life together. I was always running here or there, planning an experiment, snapping pictures, drafting  a post and then on top of all of that I had to actually have some sort of social and family life.  This year I want to put forth more effort into creating a life with balance and continuing to incorporate… View Post