Contain Yourself {Cleveland Got a Container Store!}

The Container Store (The Original Storage and Organization Store) in Beachwood has been open for a couple of months now, but I just recently found time to get my Westside self out to the Eastside to do some storage shopping.

Do you follow me on Pinterest? If so, you may have noticed that I have a board dedicated to organization obsessions. I’m slightly obsessed with finding new ways to organize and store stuff.

My very pregnant friend Natalie and I met up for lunch and a visit to the Container Store for no other purpose than to explore. I’d never been in one before, because there weren’t any local, but I’d browsed online. Let me say, browsing in the store is so much better!

We walked down nearly every aisle of the store. Continue reading

The Weekend Closet Project

A couple of weeks ago, Brad and I set to work redoing our builder-basic walk-in closet by adding a custom closet system that his parents generously gave us for our birthdays.

Before

 

I had the right side of the closet and part of the back wall. Although the builder rack stuck out in a way that made it impossible to hang anything close to the door, or it wouldn’t open. Brad had the shorter left side of the closet and we shared the back.

Step 1: Clean Out Continue reading

Calvin Klein: Eternity Now (His & Hers Fragrance Review)

The lovely folks at Influenster sent me an Eternity Now VoxBox to check out (totally free to me so I can review). The box was small, but contained something for me AND something for Brad. His and hers fragrance samples of Eternity Now by Calvin Klein.

Most of the time it seems like the guys get left out of the product reviews and testing, so I liked being able to hand over a sample to him.

It’s tough to write about a scent, but I’ll take a crack at it… Continue reading

Genteel Lancing Device {Review}

A few weeks ago, I received a Genteel Lancing device in butterfly blue to test out. (Free product, no compensation, opinions are all mine.)

Genteel calls it the Gentle Lancing Device, which is primarily targeted to children with the goal of alleviating painful finger sticks. In the email that I received, the Genteel device was described as being “for those with diabetes who are reluctant to test because of the pain and fear.”

Regular blood sugar checks haven’t been things that I’ve dreaded for a few years now, but I’m all for making diabetes less painful.

It took some trial and error to find the right tip for my testing, but the basic explanation of Genteel’s pain-free testing is poking through the surface skin into the capillary layer, but not deep enough to hit the nerves. I’ve never done a product review like this before, so I figured I’d break it down into pros and cons according to me.  Continue reading

Smarter Keys {Product Review}

I was complaining to Brad about how many keys I have. When my office moved, I went from two keys for work that I barely ever had to use, to three keys that I use every day. Then we moved into the shoebox apartment while the house is being built and ended up with a fob, apartment key and storage unit key. Frustrating.

Overall a handful of keys didn’t bother me until I started pulling them out of my purse and putting them back and trying not to scratch one of the three screens in my purse.

Then the folks at Key Smart sent me their compact solution to bulky key rings. Continue reading