DIY soap making recipe box from Simply Earth

There is a pretty good chance that you have run across handmade DIY soaps before.We have seen them pretty frequently at craft shows and small gift shops. I even recall seeing them in many Christmas giftboxes growing up. The way they smelled and the cute little molded shapes they came in were always fun to explore. I mean who can forget the tiny rose-shaped soaps in your grandma’s bathroom? Making homemade soap seemed like the perfect addition to our try something new series so I jumped at the chance when Simply Earth offered to send me one of their recipe boxes and give it aRead More →

fabfitfun spring box

It’s that time of year again! This 2019 FabFitFun Spring Box officially marks one year since I subscribed. A full year of FabFitFun has certainly opened my eyes to a lot of products I wouldn’t have tried otherwise. I have loved some items and not been as fond of others which is to be expected. But! I love the surprise and fun that comes with every box that shows up! Signing up for FabFitFun was a wild leap of faith a year ago, one more step on my personal journey. It was part of my mission to treat myself more often and I am happyRead More →

personalized shampoo from Formulate

Dealing with your hair can be a real love/hate relationship. Sometimes it looks great, other times you can fight with it all day and never be satisfied! Unfortunately for most of my life, I’ve spent far more time fighting with my hair then loving it. I never liked the color and due to its super fine nature, it tends to be unruly and hard to manage. It knots at the slightest breeze and turns frizzy if the air even hints at some moisture – which can be a real problem when you live in the south! Of course, if I had heard of personalized shampooRead More →

Goose Creek Scented Candles - Blueberry Cheesecake

I have a confession to make. I have always liked candles but I have never considered myself a ‘candle person’. In fact, in our household, it’s my husband that’s always loved candles. We can’t go into a store without him picking up at least one. I enjoyed the candles, but let’s face it – most of them are quite expensive with very little benefits. In my experience, scented candles smell great for a few minutes and then fade away which makes their price tag a bit dubious right? It also made me a little bit wary about trying higher priced candles. Why should I spendRead More →

review of the renaissance resort at world golf village

I can’t remember the last time that our family got to go on a real deal vacation! For the most part, we fill our summers with day trips and local attractions. There are many fun memories to be made, but a part of me has always wanted to see something new. Thanks to the wonderful Marriot rewards program and the points my husband has managed to accumulate while traveling for work, we were able to stay at this beautiful resort. I couldn’t have imagined a nicer getaway. I knew as soon as we left that I had to do a review of the Renaissance ResortRead More →

FabFitFun summer box review

I enjoyed my Spring FabFitFun Box so much that I couldn’t wait for this one to arrive! This year I am making a real effort to be a bit kinder to myself. This includes doing things like Yoga (I use the FabFitFun TV included with my box subscription for instructional videos I can follow along with at home), eating healthier and spoiling myself once in a while. This FabFitFun summer box review is the second box that I have received and reviewed here on the blog.  I picked FabFitFun because I like that I receive full-sized products from a wide variety of categories. If you areRead More →

Siteground Hosting Review

Tales From Home has now been running for more than a year. The journey blogging has taken me on is one that I never anticipated. I see a lot of people questioning the wisdom of starting a blog and I am here to say that its a journey I will never regret taking. Part of starting a blog is deciding on your blog host and after a year of dealing with SiteGround, I finally feel qualified to make this SiteGround hosting review. SiteGround Hosting Review This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase after following one of my links then I mayRead More →

Aftershokz Review

Going for my run each day is an activity that I really look forward too. But, I also know that logging so many hours on the road bring’s with it some danger. Especially, if like many runners, you enjoy listening to music while you run. Being aware of your surroundings while you run is very important. If you run in residential neighborhoods then you have to be aware of whats going on around you. Car’s, loose dogs and sometimes even other people can pose a threat to your safety if you don’t notice what they’re doing. When my husband came up with the idea of tryingRead More →

fabfitfun box surrounded by flowers

I have never had a subscription box before. I certainly wanted to try one. But I felt guilty spending money on myself when I had a family to take care of. If you can relate to that feeling then I hope you also realize just how wrong that is. It took me a long time to learn this – but spending money on yourself isn’t wrong. Feeling good about yourself, doing something just for you is okay. When we feel good about ourselves we become better people. We are happier, kinder and more patient. This year I am trying very hard to work on howRead More →