Moen Lighting & Shower Curtain Rods

moen curved shower rod chrome rothbury bath lighting chrome

Rothbury Bath Lighting in Chrome We chose this bathroom lighting for it's sleek design, timeless finish and we felt like it was the perfect size for our bathroom- not too big and not too small, but offers great lighting for the mirror and vanity area, which was desperately needed.  I also like that it easy fits ...

Joie Shop Makes the Kitchen Fun Again (Giveaway)

joie monster fun pops

Listen, I'm an adult. I'm 38. I have a house, a husband, and three children.  That doesn't mean I have to have to be all adult and serious-like all of the time, especially not in the kitchen.  Joie recently reached out and asked if I'd like to check out some of their products - immediately ...

Yankee Candle Fall Gift Pack Giveaway!

yankee candle scents fall 2012

It's time for another amazing Mavens of Money giveaway! We are giving one of our fabulous readers the chance to win something that everyone will love — a Yankee Candle Fall Gift Pack with a value of $112! The Yankee Candle Fall 2012 line includes four new fragrances that are inspired by the beauty of nature ...

New fall fragrances from Yankee Candle (Giveaway 2 winners)

yankee candle scents fall 2012

About 15 years ago, my friend Cathie surprised me on my birthday with a gift bag.  Inside that bag was my first "tart warmer" with some tea lights and Yankee Candle tarts.  I was hooked after about eleven millionths of a second.  A love affair began that day, back in 1997? 1998? I can't even ...

Delta Lahara TempAssure® 17T Series Tub and Shower Trim (Giveaway)

Lahara TempAssure® 17T Series Tub and Shower Trim

Obviously once we chose our bathtub and decided on what we wanted to go up for walls around the tub for this bathroom remodel, we needed to select a Shower/Tub  trim kit. We chose the Delta's Lahara TempAssure® 17T Series Tub and Shower Trim (ARV $384.35) for many reasons- after asking around and researching, it came up ...

Our bathroom remodel (introduction)

small 1946 bathroom

When we bought our home just over 7 years ago, we knew the only full bath needed to be redone.  Outdated, poor quality product covering a cast iron tub and tiles from 1946 that were likely not in great condition-we knew whenever we did the bathroom, it would be an enourmous job.  After years of ...

GreenChoice Carpet Cleaning- Natural, Organic, and Green

green choice cleaners

We don't have many carpets in our home- we have mostly hardwood floors, with 2 area rugs in the downstairs, and carpeting in our master bedroom. I have a carpet cleaner and do use it several times a year but I have been thinking that I'd really like to get our rugs deep cleaned professionally- ...

Summer Swimming Safety Tips from NSF

swimming pool infographic

As you know, summer is in full swing and with the summer heat days are often spent poolside with family and friends. However, a relaxing day can quickly become an emergency if proper pool safety precautions aren’t taken. In 2012 the Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that almost 300 children under the age of 5 drown in ...

Step2 Rain Barrel

Step2 Rain Barrel

We do a lot of gardening in our family- we have a large vegetable garden, plus separate beds for pumpkins, rhubarb, asparagus, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.  This can make for a lot of watering needs, especially when you add in all of our other planting areas.  Having a larger sized yard makes it kind of ...

Summer Entertaining Essentials from Target

strawberry melamine

We do a lot of outdoor time in the summer, either just us or when we are entertaining.  We are often eating out on our screen porch, and are quite frequently found at a local winery as a family on Friday evenings with friends, they always have live music, a large grassy area for kids ...