Home Gym for the Holidays

I’m like a kid in a candy store when I visit I want everything! John and I are both coming out of divorces and our furniture is worn and mismatched. Basically our entire house needs a makeover. We’ve been slowing poking away at renovating and redecorating as funds allow us to and I will say that it is finally starting to come along (it’s about time!).

What I love most about is the gigantic selection. I’m talking 250+ stores with over 500,000 products from 2,500 different vendors all in the one site. They have five unique storefronts: Fitness & Sports, Home, Outdoor & Patio, Kids & Baby and Office and also offer FREE SHIPPING and 99% on-time delivery rate. I’d say that is pretty darn impressive! I can literally spend hours on there browsing and getting inspired for my own home decor.

It’s a great time to shop at with their weekly holiday promotions including crazy amazing deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Their holiday promotions will run through until the end of the year and you can be the first to know about the deals by following on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. Home for the Holidays Giveaway Home for the Holidays $500 Giveaway 

I’ll be jealous of whoever wins this giveaway! is giving away a $500 Home Makeover to one lucky person. 

Entering is super simple and quick. Just like on Facebook and complete the entry form with your info and telling them what room you would makeover if you won. Easy peasy!

Tell your friends to enter too because you will earn bonus entries and be entered to win a secret bonus prize.

The giveaway is open to USA residents only and ends 11/26. Visit on Facebook to enter!

Home Gym for the Holidays

One idea that keeps coming back to me is to make a home gym in the spare room. I’ve been on a weight loss mission since February and am down 54 lbs. Mostly I’ve been doing it via diet, but I know it would go A LOT quicker if I had a place to work out (and some equipment too!).

Really you don’t need to dedicate an entire room in your home as a home gym. If you have limited space, you can turn your office, guest bedroom or even your garage into one. My mom uses her living room and designated a corner as her “gym”.

I’ve selected a few products from that are on my home gym wish list. I like this Stott Pilates Express Mat to use for floor exercises. It’s actually thicker than a yoga mat so it’s a better option for me with my hardwood floors. Plus, you can easily roll it up and store it away when it’s not in use.


I really want this LifeSpan Fitness TR200i Compact Treadmill. With the cold weather here, I am hibernating. I can’t walk in two feet of snow! Well, it’s not snowing yet, but it will be soon. A treadmill would allow me to still get my daily walks and stay in shape during the winter months. As a bonus, I can watch TV or read while I workout. Also with this particular treadmill, you can fold it away when you aren’t using it.

LifeSpan Fitness TR200i Compact Treadmill

I’ve also been eyeing this AVARI by Stamina Recumbent Bike. I prefer recumbent bikes since they are more comfortable for me than regular exercise bikes. It works all the major muscles in my bottom, thighs and hips a.k.a. “the trouble zone”.

AVARI by Stamina Recumbent Bike

What room would you makeover if you won the giveaway? I’d love to hear! Then go over to on Facebook and enter the $500 Home Makeover Giveaway- good luck!

I was financially compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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