A brief update…

Things have been quiet here lately! I’m sorry! I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things real soon, I promise!

I’ll have more details to share soon but let’s just say I’ve been working hard on my biggest (and most tiresome) DIY project to date…  ;)

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Holiday Season Kick-off!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!  We shared the day with my Parents and Hubby’s Grandfather and are all very thankful for the many blessings of this past year.

Ever since I can remember Thanksgiving has been my favorite day! I love the anticipation that comes with knowing next few weeks will be full of seeing old friends, looking at Christmas lights, wearing sparkly things, everyone being extra nice and friendly, eating and drinking rich, delicious things, baking cookies, decorating, cuddling by the Christmas tree and celebrating with those we love! Umm, can you tell I love the Holidays?!? 

Our weekend was full of Holiday Cheer!! We completely stuffed ourselves with a delicious meal, did a little Black Friday shopping and started decorating our home. The kick off to the Holiday Season would not be complete without some pictures! If you follow me on instagram you’ve already seen a few of these, but if not, enjoy! :)

Our Thanksgiving stuffing is my late Uncle’s recipe – might be my favorite-ist food ever!

My Mom got this adorable Turkey Mum for our table.
Our delicious Turkey!
Our latest food tradition – going strong for two years now – homemade cranberry sauce! Yum!
Turkey Butter for the Hubs!
Enjoying a romantic sunrise in the mall parking lot on Black Friday!
Proudly wearing my new shirt from American Signature’s gift bags – this will certainly become my new black friday uniform!
Channeling our inner Griswold’s for some outside decorating!

Do you have any fun Thanksgiving weekend traditions?

Bzzz… Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser

I’ve mentioned before that I love being a BzzAgent… I love talking to others about great products and BzzAgent lets me do just that!

My latest campaign was The Glade Expressions Collection.  My opinion of ‘scented’ items like these have never truly been that great.  I’ve often felt the scents were too chemical-like and headache-inducing, but this time I was pleasantly surprised! I have been smelling the ‘Pineapple and Mangosteen’ scent from my new oil diffuser for 16 days now and I still love it!

What’s even better is that this collection is actually designed to be left out and used as an accessory in your home.  My bamboo diffuser is very modern and chic looking – so much so that friends of our had to inspect the piece close up because they couldn’t believe it was something more.

My favorite feature of the new Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser has to be the fact that it is safe for Little Caesar.  Unfortunately our well-behaved affenpinscher sometimes ends up on our end tables if something smells good to him… like a candle! The first time he got close to one was the last time we ever burned one in our family room so consequently, that room has remained scentless! Now however I feel safe leaving the diffuser on end tables, coffee table, in front of the fireplace, you name it.  I know it won’t burn him if he gets too close and thankfully he’s not interested in it enough to chew it. If your dog is inclined to chew things I would make sure to keep the diffuser out of reach since there is a small container of scented oil in the bottom.  Pretty safe to assume this would be harmful if swallowed. 

Here is my bamboo diffuser on our mantle.

Be sure to visit glade.com to learn more about the Glade Expressions® products and to explore all their scent collections. I also have some coupons available thru facebook if you’d be interested in trying the new Glade Expressions Collection for yourself… just let me know and I’d be happy to share!

Disclaimer: BzzAgent provided me coupons for a free Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser for the purpose of trying the product and creating Bzz. I also received coupons to share with my family and friends. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and have in no way been influenced by BzzAgent, Glade Expressions, or any other company or person.