January 29, 2015

The Benefits of Buying Flowers Online

There’s nothing better than visiting your local florists and buying a wonderful bouquet of flowers to brighten up your home or garden. There is something very satisfying about being able to see, smell and touch the flowers to help you make your decision. But have you ever considered ordering flowers online? I have been filling my home with flowers this way for years and often get questions on why I prefer buying online.

When I first began to buy my flowers online I was a little worried that my delivery would be dry, damaged or even not arrive on time. All my fears were banished however when my first delivery arrived. I was presented with a perfectly shaped bouquet of healthy flowers that were even more beautiful than I was expecting. Ever since then I have never looked back and ask myself why I never considered buying online sooner.

The trick to buying online is finding a reputable company that offers home delivery in your area, Fresh Flowers offer Melbourne flower delivery and so were an obvious choice for me. As with any online retailer florists will always ensure that they provide exactly what you are expecting. They will never send dry or damaged flowers and if ordering a bouquet you can expect to receive it as it appears on the companies website. You have to remember that these companies are experts in their field and will always know the best way of transporting the product, if not their reputation will be risk and they will lose customers and money.

Pass the Pigskin with Pepe's Chicharrones!

Looking for a nice crunchy snack for Superbowl Sunday?  Pepe's Traditional Chicharrones from Rudolph Foods will satisfy that craving, and then some!

Modern Baby: The Interesting Evolution of the Christening Ceremony (Guest Post)

Modern Baby: The Interesting Evolution of the Christening Ceremony
Most Christian parents or legal guardians who baptize their babies simultaneously have a christening ceremony. At this event, the parents or guardians formally announce the baby's Christian (first) name. Even though christenings have changed a lot over time, they remain very special and steeped in rich meaning.

January 27, 2015

High End Sound Quality with the Bohm BIG 4.0 Bluetooth Speaker

If you're having a party, indoors or out, and need giant sound with Bluetooth capability, try the Bohm BIG 4.0 Bluetooth speaker.  This is undeniably the biggest and best Bluetooth speaker I have ever owned.

How to Get Free (or Nearly Free) Beauty Products

Are you a discount shopper?  Me too, which is why I want to share my tips on how to get free or nearly free beauty products.

If you've been around long enough you may remember my post about Gloss48.com.  Gloss48 is an awesome indie beauty discovery site that offers sales of all sorts of beauty products at great prices.  They give you a chance to try new brands and products that you may have never heard of without risking much money.  They also have a great refer-a-friend program.  Read on...

Right now on Gloss48 you'll find brands like Aliquid Lacquer, Bee Naturals, eyeSlices and MaskerAide.  All of the products are offered at a discounted price for a short time so if you're in the market for new beauty products, you should hop on over to the site to see what they have to offer.

I actually got four different Aliquid Lacquers from Gloss48 which are on sale from $11 to $9 each.  Each of the colors are shimmery and work well with my casual wardrobe.  They each have a little bit of shimmer or sparkle to them but aren't super difficult to remove from my nails like some of the other glittery nail polishes I own.

How to Free Beauty Products

Now, for the FREE part.  Invite a friend to order from Gloss48 and you'll earn $10 when they place their first order of $30 or more.  That's one free nail polish from Aliquid Lacquers if you choose to use it on that.  Stack up your credits to buy new beauty products each day, week or month.  Use the credits on yourself of purchase gifts for family and friends.

If you don't want to wait for a friend to order to get your $10 credit, you can click the coupon below to get $10 off your order of $30 or more.

DIY Heart Foam Art for your Valentine's Coffee

Just in time for Valentine's day we've got an easy DIY Heart Foam Art tutorial courtesy of George Kim, lead barista of Caffebene.  Follow the step-by-step picture instructions below and enjoy!  

Share your heart foam art with us on Instagram by tagging us @thenaptimereviewer!

New River Ships and Ocean Cruise Ships On Tap for 2015 and Beyond

Cruise lines are meeting consumer demand with an incredible number of new ships that will debut over the next several years. While more ships are likely to be added, there are already an astounding 52 new ships debuting through 2018, with 25 ships slated to appear in 2015 alone. This breaks down to 7 ocean ships and 18 river ships in 2015, 11 ocean ships and 2 river ships in 2016, 7 ocean ships and 1 river ship in 2017, and 6 ocean ships in 2018.

Four Great Ways To Spruce Up Your Home In 2015

Ever since 2015 went into full effect, homeowners all over the world have been striving to keep new year's resolutions to get their private living space in absolutely amazing shape. Yet in some cases, homeowners feel they don't know which strategies to implement in order to make it happen. If this is your dilemma, it's important for you to note that there are a wide range of ways you can spruce up your home this year. Here are four:


January 26, 2015

Healing Skincare Products for Baby + Giveaway

The cold winter months bring on a multitude of skin related issues for lots of folks and that includes the little ones.  While it might be a natural reaction to use adult skincare products on infants, it's probably not recommended if you read the labels.  To combat chafed, chapped and dry baby skin, we recommend the entire baby collection from TriDerma (MD).

January 25, 2015

Baby's Got...STYLE + Giveaway

... I'm pretty sure my daughter's have cuter clothes and accessories than I do.

Today I'm sharing some of my recent favorites that we've received for review.  I don't want to bore you all with an overload of information so I tried to keep it short and sweet and tell you a little about each brand and why I love them.  It's hard to talk for days about a piece of clothing, anyways, which is why I tried to provide lots of photos instead.  For more information about each brand, click on the links next to their names.

January 23, 2015

Dress Up The Holidays With Fun Costumes For Your Furry Friends

Just when you see think you’ve seen it all, along comes a Pug dressed up in a Valentine's hoodie. With so many holidays during the year, you might think it’s cute to dress up your furry friend according to what holiday it is. However, there are several things to look for when choosing a pet holiday costume. Here are a few of them.

Full of Heart Dog Pullover / Hoodie