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 Are you hosting a holiday event soon? I’m hosting on two occasions between now and the new year, so stocking up on dinnerware now for holiday entertaining makes sense to take advantage of current sales and ensure there is plenty of dinnerware on hand. I recently found a beautiful blue porcelain, dinnerware set from over&back that I'm excited to share with you today.   

Stock up on Dinnerware Now:

Stock up on Dinnerware Now

10 No Tech Holiday Gift Ideas Sure To Please

in , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Monday, November 13, 2023

In an effort to not rush headlong into everything Christmas, I waited until I knew most people had started holiday shopping, or at the very least, asking for their loved ones' gift lists. This year has found me enjoying offline hobbies and events, which led me to compile 10 no tech holiday gift ideas sure to please most adults on your list. This is a switch from my previous holiday gift idea lists because I’m not covering kids' gifts. As an almost empty nester, it’s going to be a few years before I need to shop for little ones again.

No Tech Gifts Sure To Please!

10 No Tech Holiday Gift Ideas Sure To Please

 I enjoy a lovely view of my front yard and flower garden from my home office window and as I type this, I’m watching leaves slowly flutter to the ground, an industrious squirrel search for food, and the bedraggled look of not only my flowers, but a couple of my containers as well. These are subtle signs of the change of season approaching, especially in my container garden, so I’m sharing tips on summer to fall container gardening made easy in three simple steps.

Summer To Fall Gardening Made Easy!

Summer To Fall Gardening Made Easy

I won’t be like the countless TV and radio personalities by exclaiming “I can’t believe it’s summer!”, because, in all honesty, I’ve been counting down the days so I could share this helpful summer content with you. This year, I’m starting my deep cleaning and summer refreshing in our master bedroom. I’ve partnered with a great brand called Beddy’s. They inspired this post on how to refresh your bedroom for soothing summer slumber.

Soothing Summer Slumber Found!

refresh your bed

Even though I grow flowers and bring fresh bouquets to add beauty and nature to my space, I’m always sad to see the blooms wither and have to be thrown away. I’ve tried drying special flower arrangements over the years, but my efforts were unremarkable and I knew I needed to leave this endeavor to a professional! Today I’m partnering with Roxanne’s Dried Flowers to show how dried flowers are a low-maintenance way to add floral beauty to your home.

Dried Flowers add Floral Beauty!

Feathers and Flowers Wreath on Mantle

Friday Faves to kick off Summer

in , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, May 26, 2023

Happy Friday and since it’s Memorial Day weekend, I’m kicking off summer today! I celebrated my birthday yesterday so I’m ready to start this next season with lots of fun summer ideas and even a new blog! More on that later. In my Friday Faves, I’m sharing some new products to help you kick off summer too. 

Friday Faves to kick off Summer!

Friday Faves to kick off summer

 When the calendar turns to May, I shop for Mother’s Day gifts. I try to keep ideas for the extraordinary ladies in my life all year round so I don’t have to rely on last-minute options. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve never met a Mom who didn’t like being remembered, but if you want to move on from books, scarves, and chocolates, take note of the five Mother’s Day Gift ideas in today’s post. I think she’ll find them delightful. 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:

5 Mother's Day Gift Ideas She'll find Delightful

 Welcome to May, one of the busiest months for most families I know. Whether your trying to balance end-of-school-year events, hosting or attending BBQ’s and bonfires, or traveling, now is the perfect time to stock up on hand sanitizer and I have four options for busy on the go families. 

4 Hand Sanitizer Options:

4 Purell hand sanitizer options

Did you know that Friday, April 14th is National Gardening Day? Are you excited for another gardening season too?  I’ve been itching to get started on all the spring gardening chores I have before me. Sadly, I lost several key focal point shrubs due to a harsh cold snap this winter, so I was thrilled when Nature Hills asked if I’d be interested in learning more about their exclusive French Manicure Panicle Hydrangea. Below you’ll find a wealth of information they shared with me. I hope it helps you decide if a hydrangea is right for your garden. 

Endless Summer Hydrangea:

Endless Summer Hydrangea in my garden

Many good things are happening this month in the US, abroad,  and on the blog as we continue celebrating Women’s History Month. If you caught the  95th Oscars on Sunday night, you probably noticed women supporting women throughout the ceremony and I was thrilled to see the subtle shift. Women supporting women is top of mind today as I share a woman-owned business that offers free tax filing and tax credit help for Moms and families. 

Free Tax Help! 

Free tax filing help for 2022

Winter has us in its grip this week and has covered a large portion of the US in snow and ice, so to combat the bad weather, I’m focusing on the fun of Valentine’s day gift giving! My shopping style has changed now that my daughters are older. It’s not all hearts and candies (although, I still love giving and receiving those). Now, I look for gifts beyond the candy aisle!  I’ve found four cute and clever Valentine's Day  gift ideas for the whole family to share with you today.

 4 Cute and Clever Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas!

4 Cute and Clever Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas                                                    for the whole family

We are almost to the end of the coldest month of the year for most of the United States, but that doesn’t mean the freezing temps are behind us. If your garage functions as a workshop for projects and storage like ours does, you may be in need of a portable heater to help warm up that space.  I’ve got a great space saving, portable heater from NewAir to share with you today.

Heat your Garage Easily and Affordably!

Heat your Garage Easily and Affordably!

Here in the south, humidity starts rising in late March or early April and doesn’t abate until late October, early November. That means for the better part of a year, southerners, or anybody in a high humidity area are seeking ways to lower the humidity in our homes in late summer. I was thrilled when I received the opportunity to try a Newair Compact Portable Air Conditioner and dehumidifier because our AC unit needed some help in certain areas of our home. Read on to learn my thoughts on it.  

Humidity Relief in Sight!

NewAir Portable AC Unit

Now that warmer days are here, my family and I love spending time outside in the evenings. I love that our home has two outdoor spaces to sit, relax and enjoy the view- a front porch and a back patio, both of which have things in common. Pretty nature views, ample seating, and flowers! I just love the look of a pretty container full of blooming flowers, so when I had the opportunity to review Nature Hills Instant Wall Planter, I said yes. Read on to discover this charming wall planter idea for porch or patio.

Charming Wall Planter!

charming wall planter idea for porch or patio


If you’ve followed my blog or socials for the last couple of years, you’ll recognize the NewAir name because I’ve reviewed several of their products. From a portable heater that’s perfect for taking the chill out of a guest room, a space saving wine fridge, to their popular counter top clear ice maker, I’ve had a wonderful experience with this brand. I was delighted recently when I was asked to become an NewAir Ambassador and help them celebrate their 20th anniversary by reviewing the NewAir Anniversary Series limited edition 100 Can beverage Fridge which helps chill drinks easily.

Meet the newest NewAir Fridge!

NewAir anniversary series limited edition beverage fridge

Gift Ideas for Gardening Enthusiasts

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Thursday, December 02, 2021

The last week of November flew by me in a blur and now I’m welcoming in December with my last official holiday gift ideas list. I had a couple of other gift list ideas I had planned to share, but sadly, packages didn’t arrive in time. Today’s Gift Ideas for gardening Enthusiasts is a favorite of mine. If you’ve read my blog, or followed me on social media, you know I adore flowers, herbs, and nature, so I’ve tried to cover a wide range of gift ideas.

Gift Ideas for Gardening Enthusiasts! 

Gift Ideas for Gardening Enthusiasts

Happy October my friends! Are you ready for all the seasonal goodness that Autumn brings? I sure am. One of my favorite things to do when the seasons change is switching out my dishes and glassware along with my home decor  I love using fun seasonal coffee mugs, festive dinner and serving plates and of course my glassware gets an update too. I was delighted when I was asked if I’d like to learn more about Neutrall, a woman led, Austin TX. Based company making cute and eco-friendly glassware you didn’t know you wanted until you saw them.

Cute and Eco-Friendly glassware: 

Cute and eco-friendly juice glasses

Happy Summer friends! Doesn’t it feel good to see friends and family again and welcome them into our homes? I can’t wait to have our first bonfire and cookout of the season, but before I welcome company, I’m going to do a little shopping for some new cooking and serving goodies at the Macy’s 4th of July sale. Check out my shopping suggestions below and see if something sparks your interest.

4th of July sale at

Happy New Year friends! I hope this first week of 2021 is going well for you. Here at my home, remote learning is in full swing for my daughters. My husband is back to work, and I’m back in my home office full time. I’ve got so many fun posts to share with you this year starting with a great product from my friends at NewAir. They were kind enough to send me a complimentary portable tower heater that we’ve already put to work this winter. If you need to quickly heat small spaces, this portable tower heater may be perfect for you.

Quickly heat small spaces with a portable tower heater

Happy first day of December! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  While our gatherings may have been smaller this year, I sincerely hope you found ways to celebrate the day and make it memorable. Here it was just the four of us and we had a splendid day. There is something to be said for not having to be the hostess to a big family gathering. There was zero stress, which is always a blessing. Here’s another blessing hostesses will love whether the gathering is large or small, the NewAir 40 countertop clear icemaker. Read all the product details and my thoughts below.

Clear Ice at Home!

NewAir countertop clear ice maker