Do Not Use Sherwin-Williams Emerald Paint

A month or so before Christmas, my husband and I decided to redo our family room. It’s the room in the house that we spend the most amount of time in, so as you can imagine, the carpet, walls and furniture has taken a beating over the last 13 years. Right off the bat, I knew I wanted new carpet, the walls repainted, new furniture and a wood wall. Yep…a wood wall. I had pinned a bunch of ideas and googled where we could get the reclaimed wood from (Home Depot) and we got started. While I will be showing you the amazing transformation of our family room, the main focus on this post will be to tell you why you do NOT want to use Sherwin-Williams Emerald Paint.

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Why Shouldn’t You Use Sherwin-Williams Emerald Paint?

When we bought our house, 13 years ago, we painted every room the same color with the most inexpensive Behr paint that we could buy. I’m not joking. We bought 5 gallon jugs of it. It did the job and got us in our house quickly. If you could have seen what the house looked like when we bought it. Holy cow…it was stuck somewhere in the 70’s.

This time around, however, everyone told us to use Sherwin-Williams paint. We went to the Sherwin-Williams store near us and talked to the manager. She told us that we definitely wanted to use the Sherwin-Williams Emerald Paint. She told us that it was expensive, but worth it with the great coverage and how the finished product looked. So we did it. We bit the bullet, paid the expensive price tag and used the Sherwin-Williams Emerald Paint.

Guess what? It’s so not worth the money AT ALL. Look at what happened to our walls…

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See those bubbles? The Sherwin-Williams Emerald Paint began bubbling like that on all the walls we painted. As if that wasn’t bad enough, check out what started happening next…

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All that hard work we put into priming and painting the walls was for nothing. The paint bubbled and then peeled off the walls. When we went back to the store, the manager tried telling us it was an issue with our walls. It’s not. After this happened, I began Googling “Sherwin-Williams Emerald Paint” and there are entire websites and messages boards devoted to why people should not use this paint. Wish I would have thought to Google the paint before we did all the work.

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Did Sherwin-Williams Work with Us?

Thankfully the store was willing to work with us. We told them the paint we wanted to use and then refunded the difference back to us since the paint we wanted to use to fix the walls was A LOT cheaper. This just goes to show that just because something is more expensive and labeled “the best”, it doesn’t mean it is the best. Not to mention, the Sherwin-Williams Emerald Paint, according to the manager, is supposed to have a very low odor. So not the case. This was the worst smelling paint I ever used.

If this ever happens to you, do not hesitate to go back to the store with the cans of paint and pictures of what happened. Sherwin-Williams will work with you, as well as Lowes and Home Depot. Despite our struggles with getting this room done, it is now finished and one of my favorite rooms in the house! I highly recommend, if you like that reclaimed wood look, to check out the reclaimed wood at Home Depot. It’s such an easy DIY project!

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her!

Shopping for a significant other for Valentine’s Day or other holidays can be pretty stressful. I don’t know about you, but I always want to make sure I get the perfect gift for that person. My husband is the same way. He is always saying how hard I am to shop for…mainly because I really don’t want anything. With his work schedule keeping him from home a lot, the main thing I ever want is time…more time with him (awww…I know. How sweet!). To help him and you guys out, I have put together a list of great Valentine’s Day gifts you can pick up for that special lady in your life. Most can be to you in two days with Amazon Prime! Bonus!

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her!

If your significant other likes to read, then the best gift you could ever get her is a Kindle. They are affordable and come in a few different options. I personally have the Kindle PaperwhiteValentine's day gifts. I love it. It stays charged for weeks and I use it for a few hours every single day!

Kindle also has the Kindle VoyageValentine's day gifts that is supposed to stay charged even longer than the Paperwhite! Pretty cool! If you get a Kindle, you need to sign up for Kindle Unlimited. It is, by far, the best thing I’ve ever signed up for. It’s well worth the monthly charge.

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If you are more of a traditionalist and want to get your loved one jewelry for Valentine’s Day, then these diamond stud earrings with screw backs (a must…trust me…a must) are beautiful and a great deal! My husband got me a pair two Christmas’s ago and they are my most favorite piece of jewelry, besides my wedding rings!

Chocolate! Valentine’s Day gifts have to include chocolate! Whether you get Chocolate Dipped Oreo CookiesValentine's Day gifts or a box of chocolates, your significant other will absolutely love it! If you really want to wow her on Valentine’s Day, then you need to get her this 2′ x 3′ box of chocolates!!

If you’re still stumped on what to get, then think about her favorite stores. Gift cards are always a favorite gift of mine! I don’t like to spend money on myself, but if I have a gift card, that’s a different story!

What gift idea would you add to this list?


10 Keto Game Day Recipes

If you are a football fan…even if you aren’t a football fan, you know that this weekend is the biggest game of the year…the Super Bowl! Whether you are going to watch the game, hang out with friends, or watch the commercials, one thing stays the same…the food! Don’t let one day derail you from your diet plan. I’ve been following the Keto diet for a little over a year now and I plan on enjoying this weekend and all the food, but still stay well within my plan. You can too! Below you will find yummy Keto game day recipes that won’t make you feel like you are missing out on anything!

Keto Game Day Recipes

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With any diet, planning is key. Like I said, I’ve been on the Keto diet for an entire year. In that time, I have lost over 80 lbs. I wouldn’t have lost that weight if I didn’t plan. I also never had a “cheat day” because with the Keto diet, you don’t need a cheat day! I’ve put together a round-up of recipes that you will love (and so will your non-Keto friends) that are perfect for your Game Day party!

Most Super Bowl watching parties that I’ve been to over the years have had chili. On any low carb diet, Keto included, chili is not exactly on plan. But that’s OK! This Chorizo Chicken Soup recipe will knock the socks off all your guests and no one will miss the chili!

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Many times, Super Bowl watching parties have a lot of finger foods. These Keto game day recipes are perfect finger foods for you to make for your party!

5 Layer Keto Dip

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Spicy Poppin’ Meatballs

Pepperoni Chips (great to dip in the 5 layer dip above)

Cheese Crisps (another great option to dip in the 5 layer dip…just make the 5 layer dip!)

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Hatch Green Chile Marinated Drumsticks

Spicy Chicken Thighs

We all know there will be bowls of candy out. Don’t fret! I got you covered there! Make these super easy homemade gummy bears and you can have your candy too! Don’t forget to pick up your gummy bear molds like this 3 Pack Gummy Bear Moldsketo game day from Amazon!


Which team are you hoping will win this weekend?

10 Amazing Keto Recipes

Early on in 2016, I made one heck of a lifestyle change. I decided to drastically change the way I was eating. Going from eating WAY too many carbs and sugar to eating very low carb and zero sugar was difficult at first. Obviously any drastic change in a person’s diet would be difficult, but once I got over the hump, following the Keto diet was the best decision I ever made. Over the course of the past year, I have come across a lot of really great Keto recipes. Below are the top 10 Keto recipes!

10 Amazing Keto Recipes

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If you aren’t familiar with what the Keto diet is, it’s a way of eating that is high fat, moderate protein and very low carbs. For instance, I only eat 20 total carbs a day. Like any new lifestyle change, it’s a little stressful in the beginning trying to figure out to eat. Well stress no more! I put together the following list must try keto recipes!

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These recipes I have made myself and love. Especially the Chorizo Chicken soup. You have to make that!

Keto Recipes I Want to Try

The following recipes are Keto recipes that I can’t wait to try! If you try them before me, you have to let me know what you think! They sound delicious to me!

Don’t these Keto recipes sound amazing?!? If you have any questions about starting this amazing lifestyle, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or send me a quick email. I’d love to answer your questions, if I can or point you in the right direction!

Oh shoot…I forgot to add one of my other favorite recipes! Fuzzy Navel Gummy Bears! Yes…gummy bears! Just pick up one of the adorable molds below, follow the recipe and you have a yummy, guilt free treat!


Novasure Procedure Reviews

Do you suffer from extremely heavy periods that last days on end? After discussing with your doctor, did he or she recommend that you look into something called the Novasure procedure? Are you nervous about this procedure and don’t know where to start your research? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you came to the right place! I had the Novasure procedure a little over 8 years ago and while I was very nervous, it was the best decision I ever made. Reading Novasure Procedure reviews really helped me get over my apprehension.

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If you are not familiar with what the Novasure Procedure is, it is an endometrial ablation that is for women that is done having children. If you are unsure if you are done having children, then do not get this procedure done. It is dangerous for women to get pregnant after this procedure.

Like I mentioned, I had an endometrial ablation done a little over 8 years ago. You can read about my procedure here. If you are like me, you like to review the crap out of everything and will spend hours searching the internet for every review possible. Lucky for you, I’ve cut your research down a bit by compiling all the reviews right here! You’re welcome!

Novasure Procedure Reviews

A Novasure Ablation 1 Year Update

My Experience with Novasure

Novasure Day One

Post-Op

Frequently Asked Questions about Ablation

I Zapped My Uterus

Benefits and Risks

There you go! Now read, read, and read some more! I can’t tell you if this is the right decision for you, but I can tell you that over eight years later, I am still glad that I had this procedure done. Why live with heavy periods and pain every month if you don’t have to? I knew I was done having children, so for me, having the Novasure Procedure was a good decision for me.

Leave a comment with questions. While I am not a doctor and cannot answer medical questions, I can answer based on my experience alone.