Healthy Essentials Best Summer Ever

Healthy Essentials Stowed Stuff

It really has been The Best Summer Ever and the kids have only been out of school for eleven days! I love not being pregnant and being mobile again! We’ve been to the beach, vacationed on Cape Cod and are now vacationing in lovely Tiverton, RI celebrating the 4th of July with the whole Stow [...]

How To Make Your Own Lemon Scrub

How To Make A Lemon Scrub

I made this and I love it. It’s so easy to make! If I can do it, anyone can do it!!! So here’s how to make your very own lemon scrub, which smells heavenly, by the way! 1 cup Extra Fine Granulated Sugar (I used Dixie Crystals) ¼ – ½ cup grapeseed oil 2 tablespoons [...]

Get Ready for Earth Day with Savings from Healthy Essentials


Did you know that April 22nd is Earth Day? Are you doing anything special this year to reduce, reuse or recycle? Here at the Stow house, we’re getting ready to build some raised beds for a vegetable garden so we can eat home grown veggies like lettuce, carrots, peas and tomatoes! I love spring and [...]

The Live-in Chinos from J.Jill

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by J.Jill. I can’t wait to receive my boyfriend pants! With warmer weather creeping up on us and a few pounds lost, I’m thinking about my spring wardrobe and shopping! I can’t wait to add some fresh new outfits to my spring wardrobe! I love a comfortable look, yet [...]

Carter’s Baby and Kid Sale {Giveaway}

Win Carter's Shopping Spree

Disclosure:  I participated in this program on behalf of Carter’s and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.  Not sure if you remember, but I went HOG WILD on Carter’s before little Andrew was born. I mean, what kind of kid doesn’t wear Carter’s? Seriously cute stuff – every season! I have a thing for [...]

Get Ready For Valentine’s Day with Neutrogena Lips and Lashes

Neutrogena Mascara

Disclosure: This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS™ 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. Man oh man, is it tough to [...]

Moisturizer and Lipstick

Clinique moisturizer and pixi lipstick

Clinique Moisture Surge is available here. pixi Lip and Line is available here. What are your daily beauty must haves? Any favorite products to tell us about? Be sure to subscribe to my blog and YouTube Channel so you don’t miss any of the fun!

What is Beauty?

So Dove and Mom 2.0 recently asked me what beauty means. We were asked to create a 15-30 second video. Two lucky winners would be whisked away to be beauty correspondents at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend in Utah. Nope, I didn’t win, but the message is still important. Big congrats to Joey Fortman [...]

Wooden Watch by Jord {Giveaway}

Jord Watch Ely in Cherry

Disclosure: I received a Jord watch to take part in this campaign. All opinions are my own. I’ve been eyeing chunky watches for some time now, so when Jord  sent me their Ely Watch in Cherry, I was excited. But a watch made out of wood? What? The box came in the mail yesterday and [...]

KOHL’S $100 Giveaway

Family Movie Night @anniestow

I don’t know about you, but I love shopping. Especially when I know I’m getting a great deal and SAVING! We have a KOHL’S right down the road from our house and with all the coupons they’re always sending in the mail, they give us great incentive to shop there. Kohl’s has just about EVERYTHING our [...]