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It's a Barilla Perfect Pasta Party!

Disclosure: I received a Barilla party pack sample from Tryazon. All opinions are 100% my own.

Entertaining is all about cooking delicious food and enjoying time spent with friends and family! Gathering around the table for a meal is always a special time in our family. That's why I was so happy to receive a Barilla package in the mail. Barilla is the only pasta we serve in our house. And that's saying something, since my husband was born in Italy. His mother uses Barilla pasta, and my children told me after the latest visit to Italy, that the relatives use Barilla pasta. When Italians are serving it to their families, you KNOW it has to be the best! 

7 Tips To Stay Stress-Free & Healthy This Holiday Season

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It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but the holiday season can also be stressful. Whether you are hosting a party, traveling to see family, or shopping for relatives, it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. The good news is there are things you can do to minimize stress. Here are a few simple tips to help you relax and have a joyful and healthy holiday season:

Hot Trends For Fall Include This Vest From Avalanche

Diclosure: I received a sample in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Autumn is a great time of year to spend time outdoors. The air is crisp and cool, and the colorful fall leaves provide spectacular 360 degree views! I'm getting in on the fun and beauty of the fall season by staying active with my favorite outdoor activities! Apple picking, hiking in the woods, and taking long walks, are my favorite ways to stay fit in fall, and I find if I spend 20-30 minutes outside every day, I feel happier and healthier.  

Clinique: Clean, Clear & Chic

By Katie Gray

Clinique offers a variety of skin care products and cosmetics. The brand was founded in 1968, and is sold in high end department stores and is available online. Clinique is a subsidiary of the Estée Lauder Company, and the headquarters are in New York City. The products are well made – very good quality. In 1967, Vogue, published an article “Can Great Skin Be Created?” that was written by the beauty editor Carol Phillips with Norman Orentreich. They discussed the importance of a skin care routine. This prompted the Lauder family to create Clinique, with the help of Phillips and Orentreich. The line is allergy tested, dermatologist tested, and is healthy for the skin. They are big into researching and testing products and ingredients. (This is why they are known for their signature white lab coat!)

BREVENA: The Perfect Skincare Gift All In One Festive Package!

Disclosure: I received a sample and/or compensation to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Aging is a part of life, but if you are proactive with your skincare regimen, you can ward off the signs of aging and maintain a youthful appearance longer. The important thing to note is that YOU ARE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO START PREVENTING WRINKLES. When I think back to my childhood and adolescence, I cringe at the thought of how I spent every summer fully exposed to the sun without sunscreen protection. Back in the 70's (yes, I'm dating myself), I wore sunscreen only until I had my base tan. After that, I never gave sun protection a second thought. Ugh...If I could only go back in time, I would have taken better care of my skin. That's why today I make it a priority to protect and nourish my skin with the highest quality skincare products. 

Several days ago, I received a beautiful E2W Holiday Trio package from BREVENA! The festive red box contains three essential skin treats that were created to put you on a path to fabulous looking skin! They are: BREVENA's Gommage Crème, Daily Hydration Moisturizer, and Restore & Hydrate Overnight Cream.

Why You Need PeachSkinSheets On Your Holiday Shopping List {Giveaway}

Disclosure: I received a sample for review purposes only. All opinions are 100% my own. See below for giveaway disclosures.

The beginning of the holiday season is only a few weeks away and before all the hustle and bustle of the season begins, I wanted to share a few ideas on how PeachSkinSheets can help you avoid stress during the holidays. From gift giving to preparing your home for guests, you will quickly see why PeachSkinSheets are a must have on your shopping list.  

Preparing for guests. When I first began using PeachSkinSheets over a year ago, I never 'dreamed' that over a year later I would still be going through a honeymoon phase with my sheets. There's nothing quite like the feeling of slipping into comfy sheets at the end of a long day. If you are having guests over the holidays, imagine how your guests willl feel after a long day of travel, to settle in for the night with cozy, comfy sheets. Retiring to a clutter-free room with water on the nightstand, healthy snacks and super soft sheets, is a perfect dreamy night for your guests. 

Keune: With Great Care Comes Great Hair!

Disclosure: I received samples to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

When weather turns colder and moisture starts to decrease, keeping your hair healthy and manageable can be difficult if you don't have the right hair products. Keune Haircosmetics of North America recognizes this and has unveiled a new range of stylist-prescribed hair care products, that nourishes, repairs, and protects hair from season to season. Each formula features Keune's patented Essential Mineral Complex. Zinc, copper, silicum, iron and magnesium work together to solve hair problems and pave the way for healthy, beautiful hair.

How To Get A Million Dollar Look For Less

            To look like a million dollars, you don’t have to be a millionaire or billionaire. You can get a million dollar look for much less, by investing in a few good, high quality, classic – staple pieces. Those are the pieces that never go out of style, and they can always appear trendy with your look. Another great way to get a million dollar look, is by vintage shopping and going thrifting. There are so many amazing pieces, which are inexpensive, being sold in vintage shops and thrift stores. Even the most wealthy, stylish, individuals go vintage and thrift shopping. If you can afford a couple of antique and vintage pieces that are expensive, that is another great way to look like a million bucks. (The key is to keep reusing those pieces in different ways.) Develop an eclectic closet, full of pieces that can be used for a variety of occasions. The best way to look like a million dollars, is to feel like one inside. Have confidence, figure out what your personal style is, and collect pieces that match your individual aesthetic.

Halloween Aesthetics: Festive Ways To Prepare For The Holiday

By: Katie Gray

                One of the best parts about the Fall season is Halloween! The leaves are changing colors, the weather is cooling down, and spooky decorations are everywhere. It’s the time to do some baking and treat yourself to candy. (An added bonus: It makes your home smell delicious.) There are all kinds of ways to spruce up your house, life activities and wardrobe – to enjoy this festive time of the year.  Drink lots of coffee – especially a pumpkin spiced latte. Go apple picking and pumpkin picking. Carve some pumpkins with a cool design, and then bake the pumpkin seeds in the oven for a treat. Go to a Halloween parade and/or party. Dress up as a fun character. Stock up on candy and definitely get a Halloween classic: candy corn. Of course, watch the 1993 Disney classic, Hocus Pocus – starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy. This is one of the most fun times of the whole year!

Here are 10 simple ways to enjoy the Halloween season:

Halloween Printables For Spooktacular Decorating!