Summer Entertaining- Outdoor Oasis Party + Giveaway!

Outdoor Oasis Party

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. As soon as the weather turns warm, we spend as much time outside as possible. I like to think of our backyard as an extension of the rest of our house. It's an oasis where we can escape the busyness of life, take time to rejuvenate, and reconnect with … [Read more...]

Spring Front Porch- Adding Cottage Charm + Giveaway!

Spring Front Porch- Adding Cottage Charm

Thank you to Balsam Hill for sponsoring today’s post in the spirit of Mother's Day. As always, opinions are 100% my own. Until last week, I wasn't sure if I was ever going to pull out my flip flops again. Winter had been hanging on ever so tightly, and the opportunity to do any outdoor spring decorating hadn't presented itself. By this time last year, we had our patio furniture out of storage and I had picked up quite a few plants from our lo … [Read more...]

10 Easy Ways to Go Green at Home

Easy Ways to Go Green at Home

Thank you to Direct Energy for sponsoring today’s post and helping me share some of the ways we're making our home a little more eco-friendly #DEsmarthome.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. Around our home, we've made small changes that make a big difference to the environment and, in turn, our wallets. Growing up in the country created a strong connection to nature for both my husband and I. Our moms were composting long before that be … [Read more...]

Saying “Thank You!”

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Although blogging is a labor of love for me, I still consider it my job. Anyone who has managed a blog for any length of time knows it requires careful planning, perseverance, and a high level of commitment to create interesting content week after week. Today, I want to take a moment to thank the people and companies who make it possible for me to keep the Satori blog rolling along! Let's get started... Pushing papers is a collection of … [Read more...]

Lemon Poppyseed Biscotti + Microplane Giveaway!

Lemon Poppyseed Biscotti Recipe

Thank you to Microplane for sponsoring today’s post and helping me share one of our favorite cookie recipes.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. Do you like baking? Now that my son is away at college, I don't do near as much as I used to. A treat for me is eating dates and nuts or a square of dark chocolate. Occasionally, I crave something with a bit of crunch to pair with an afternoon cup of coffee or tea. Biscotti is that satisfying in … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining Ideas for the Holiday Season

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Thank you to Uncommon Goods for sponsoring today’s post and helping me share some of our favorite holiday entertaining ideas.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. Most of us lead busy lives (particularly around the holidays), making it far too easy to get wrapped up in the "small stuff" (shopping, decorating, baking and everything else) that goes along with Christmas. I tend to immerse myself in all the season has to offer, but the one thing I … [Read more...]

Let’s Take a Moment to Say “Thank You!”

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I started this blog almost 2 years ago and cannot believe how much it has enriched my life. It began as a way to share some of my interior design, decorating, and organizing projects, as well as all the crazy stuff we seem to have going on around here thanks to the overactive creative gene I was blessed with (or not so blessed with depending on how you look at it -sorry family)! One thing I didn't foresee is how much time blogging would take. … [Read more...]

Method Soap for a Cause + Cute Pet Contest

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I'm one for trying something new and changing it up, but sometimes I like to stick with what I know. Several years ago, after complaining about the harsh fumes of cleaning products, a health-conscious friend of mine gave me a bottle of Method all-purpose cleaner, and I've never looked back. To this day, I still love the fresh lavender scent and the fact that I don't have to hang my head out the window gasping for air or blow my nose over and over … [Read more...]

Online Shopping Meets Pinterest at Spark Studio

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Recently, I was asked by Walmart Labs to try out a fun new way to shop online called Spark Studio. Like many of you, we have a very busy household around here, and anything that makes everyday life a little easier (and allows me to stay in my pj's a little longer) is always worth checking out. Add in the Pinterest factor, and I'm there!   So what exactly is Spark Studio? I was just as curious as you, but it didn't take me long to … [Read more...]