Jamberry Holiday Giveaway

You can find me again at I’m an Organizing Junkie this weekend.  I’m talking about organizing Jamberry nail wraps.  Keep reading below and enter the Giveaway for the chance to win an amazing holiday gift set.

How to Organize Jamberry Wraps and a Giveaway

Whether you enter the drawing for yourself or as a gift for a friend, it doesn’t matter.  The important thing is that you enter the raffle because it’s an incredible giveaway, generously donated by my Jam girl, Joy.  Then, if you haven’t already, head over to OrgJunkie.com and read about how to keep these trendy wraps under wraps… aka organized. :)


Why is this holiday giveaway worth entering?  Because Joy is giving the chance to win an entire package deal called, Winter Wishes Holiday Gift Set.  Not only does it include two full sets of Jamberry’s famous wraps, but also their hand moisturizer in a yummy cranberry scent AND a bottle of “Ruby” colored nail Lacquer (which is a high quality polish, free of 5 harmful chemicals commonly found in most nail polishes).  All this is pictured below with the company’s description details underneath the photo.

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Jamberry’s Winter Wishes Holiday Gift Set includes everything you need to get in the holiday spirit, including festive nail wraps, exclusive Cranberry-scented Nourish, and “Ruby” lacquer. This enchanting set is a must-have for any beauty lover. So bundle up and make a bold statement this holiday season!

My personal favorite reason to use Jamberry for holiday parties and gatherings is that I don’t have to wait for the polish to dry when using the wraps.  Apply them to your nails and head out the door or finish getting ready without waiting for the dry-time.  Or, if you use the lacquer, the drying time is reduced compared to most nail polishes, so you’re still able to get out the door on time for the festivities. :)

Need to organize your stash of Jamberry wraps?  Read HERE.

Giving Jamberry nail wraps as a gift and want a thoughtful way to embellish it?  Read HERE.

Want to order Jamberry products from an attentive and friendly consultant?  Visit Joy’s website HERE.

Need info emailed to your in-box?  Sign up HERE.

Want a chance to win FREE Jamberry for yourself?  Enter the Raffle below! :)

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Happy Birthday Raffle Giveaway!

Hi friends!  I’m sharing a giveaway in honor of my birthday!  You can read about the silicone lids I call a “coffee keeper” HERE where I posted the details on I’m an Organizing Junkie.  My birthday was actually yesterday, but I had to time this post to go along with what I wrote for Laura that went live today.

norwex lid

I use my silicone lid to keep coffee hot during the gazillion interruptions I face each morning.  As a bonus, it keeps sneezes and airborne germs out of my java. :)  But, there are several other ways this little disc comes in handy!  Obviously, it functions as intended to keep food/drink fresh in the fridge or pantry.  But recently I saw someone use one in place of a missing bathtub plug.  The lid made a perfect seal to keep the bath water from draining, pretty creative!  It’s a handy little gadget that stores pretty easily using a sticky-back hook like I did on my coffee maker.


My hubby planned a lovely evening of birthday surprises with several of our friends.  He include all my favorite foods and planned all my favorite things.  Would you believe, as a grown adult I still love playing mini-golf?  My friends humored me and played a round under the stars last night.  Thankfully Florida temperatures are perfect for putt-putt in October!  We had a blast and ended the evening with my favorite cake (strawberry with strawberry icing), playing a game of Three Thirteen cards and laughing until our stomachs hurt.  It was fun to say the least but I don’t have any pictures to share.  Oh well, sometimes being in the moment is worth forgetting the camera.




Back to the freebie… I’m making it REALLY easy for y’all.  I’m only asking that you give my Facebook page a “like”.  I’m not making you jump through any hoops or share your deepest feelings in the comment section. 😉  Just a simple click or two and you’re in the drawing!

Sadly, Rafflecopter won’t let me open my giveaway drawing until midnight tonight.  So, set a reminder alert on your phone to come back here tomorrow morning (or midnight if you’re a night owl like me) and enter the raffle.  Rafflecopter will automatically activate the giveaway and then I’ll update as necessary.  I’m sorry for the poor timing, I didn’t realize I would run into a delay set by the company.  Thanks for understanding, apparently my age is starting to show. 😉

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Keepin’ Coffee Hot GIVEAWAY Coming Tomorrow!

It’s my birthday today!  Yeah!!!  So be ready to enter tomorrow’s giveaway.  It’s in conjunction with what I’ll be posting at I’m an Organizing Junkie tomorrow.  Stay tuned!

Keepin Coffee Hot GIVEAWAY coming tomorrow


Exciting New Announcement!

I have news to share with you – exciting, long-awaited, emotional, unforgettable, life-changing, irreplaceable, abundantly blessed news to share with you!  In fact, you probably can’t tell (haha) but I’m bubbling over in joyful excitement.

We’ve been chosen to adopt a precious baby GIRL this coming November!

Our family is growing and my tears of gratitude multiply with each mention of this gift in our lives.

Most of you have followed my story, some have even touched my heart with kind comments and endearing encouragement.  While news of a baby addition isn’t exactly the definition of a “Useful Beautiful Home” (according to William Morris’ quote and how this lil ol’  blog got it’s name), it’s what matters most inside OUR home and I wanted to share with those of you who follow along!

I could go on and on about our unfolding story but I won’t.  I can’t.  I deeply respect the birthmother we’ve become friends with and I wouldn’t dare compromise her privacy.   So, this is likely the last you will hear me mention a baby until after our home is graced with ten tiny fingers and ten tiny toes this November.

The graphic below eloquently sums up my thoughts these days. If you feel a tug on your own heart, you can always pray for our journey and/or support our efforts (more on that found HERE).  Above all, may our story be glorifying to God and may you see the blessing of this gift in our lives!

source: abracadabrababy

source: abracadabrababy


UBH Featured in Print (twice)!

I’ve found myself highlighted in two magazines recently.  I failed to mention it to you because….  umm, I don’t know why.  It’s a wonderful honor and awesome opportunity, but I didn’t mention it on the blog for some reason (although, I did tell you on Instagram, if you follow me).

Perhaps it’s because I have a pet peeve against braggadocios people.  Oh, yes, I used the word, braggadocios.  If you, your spouse, or your child brag their hearts out around me, chances are I quit listening somewhere in the first ten seconds.  That said, we all have our pet peeves and maybe yours is reading about a blogger who shares that she can’t stand braggarts.  In other words, I’m the first to admit I have many faults, oh yes I do! :)

Anyways, I digress talking about pet peeves and lack of humility.  The point, I’d rather ere on the side of humble quietness than join the ranks of boastful proclamation.  One of my friends recently encouraged me that sharing about a magazine feature isn’t prideful if done correctly.  So, I share with a genuine heart for those of you interested and the rest of you can tune out, like I do when listening to boastfulness. :)

My whole article about Organizing Painful Memorabilia was published in the winter edition a few months ago in Getting Organized Magazine.  They offer copies of previous issues online for a small charge if you’re looking for a specific topic, just use the search box in the upper right corner.  Or, just go browse her website, it’s full of helpful info on organizing!

That was exciting and I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Getting Organized Magazine publisher, Stacey!  If you haven’t already, you should consider subscribing to her quarterly magazine HERE.

Shortly after that was published, the Lifestyle Director of Parents Magazine contacted me and asked if I would share picture rights for their July 2015 issue.  Naturally I said yes, who wouldn’t?  Maryn was also a pleasure to work with while corresponding.  She included a thoughtful note and a copy of the issue in which my parking garage is published BUT you can read the whole thing HERE online via OrgJunkie.com.  Unfortunately, they didn’t include my blog name anywhere alongside the picture.  I was a little disappointed since that was agreed upon initially.  So, unless you read this blog, you wouldn’t know who’s the camera gal behind that picture of a kiddie parking garage.  I mean, it’s my brilliant idea after all…. oh wait, there I go braggin’ my heart out! 😉

But really, I must offer gratitude again to my beautiful friend, Laura, from I’m an Organizing Junkie.  You guys know I sing her praises occasionally, but neither of these two great magazines would have found me if not for being featured on Laura’s blog.  She has a new(ish) team of fantastic contributors and I’m humbled she still keeps me listed there too.  So many thanks once again to Laura publicly for taking a chance on hiring me long ago.  I love every minute and am genuinely grateful!

P.S. If this doesn’t inspire you to go check out Getting Organized Magazine or Parents Magazine, then for peet’s sake, at least go check out I’m an Organizing Junkie! :)

Looking to move anytime soon?  I’ve been writing an organizing series on moving for OrgJunkie.  You can follow the links to my recent contributions below…

DIY Moving Tips: Color-Coded Boxes

DIY Moving Tips: Pillows & Linens

DIY Moving Tips: Glass Plates

DIY Moving Tips: Make a Packing Station

DIY Moving Tips: Time Budgeting (6 to 8 weeks out)

Entire Collection of Moving Tips on OrgJunkie