Pamper Your Princess with SmitCo Nail Art Set for Girls

 

My granddaughters, like most girls, love nail art. They are ages 13 and 11 and love to do their nails in cool colors and prints. So, imagine how excited they were to receive this cool Nail Art Set for Girls from SmitCo LLC. This nail set features two individual sets that come complete with over 170 pieces total.

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40 Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Recipes

Step away from the kitchen and play a board game with the kids, walk the dog, or have a lunch date with your spouse. You’ve earned it! I can relate to all of the above with a family of 5 who expect hot cooked meals 2-3 times per day, I don’t get many breaks! By the time I get one meal cooked and everything cleaned up it’s almost time to do it all over again. 😉
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How to Get Radiant Skin with Korean Beauty Routine

Western and Eastern beauty philosophy and standards have been always very different, but in the last years Westerners have started to see how practical and beneficial Korean beauty routine can be. Now cosmetic companies base their products on Eastern recipes and women and men around the world have taken up Asian beauty rituals and incorporated them in their daily life.

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Most Effective Lip Balms for Dry Chapped Lips this Winter

One of the absolute worst things about winter when it comes to your skin, is dry chapped lips. It seems like we spend hours just applying and re-applying lip balm to give our lips some relief. And with all the choices of different lip balms on the market, it may get overwhelming when choosing the one that works best. Here are some of the most effective lip balms for dry chapped lips.
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Avoiding Injury: 5 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Kids Safe

Guest post contributed by Kara Masterson

One of the most important concerns for parents is keeping their kids safe whether they’re spending time at home, at school or on the playground. Although it’s impossible to control every move that your child makes, there are ways to ensure that they’re safe. Parents who need peace of mind can take a few necessary steps to protect their little ones from danger.
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Successful Savings: A Little Goes a Long Way

When you’re used to living paycheck to paycheck, it seems impossible to save. How are you supposed to save money for vacation, or Christmas, or for a major expense you know is coming when it seems as though everyday life uses up every penny you have to spare? As it turns out, a little savings can go a long way.
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Raising Brainiacs: 5 Tips For Finding The Best Education For Your Kids


Right from the moment your child gains cognition of things around them, they will look for stimulation around them, amusing colors; they will start to recognize the familiar and unfamiliar voices of those around them and try to understand the world around them. The first few years of your child’s personal discovery are the best time to identify skills and nurture their creativity. You need to entrust their physical, comfort, and intellectual growth to a school with good repute, international acclamation and a track record of producing the best talents and a good example is the Miniapple International Montessori Schools.
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6 Habits That Will Keep Your House Clean

Guest post contributed by Louise Myers


The dream of every housewife is to enter always into a clean and tidy house, where absolutely every object has its own place. The reality, however, is much different. When we come home after a hard day at work, our only desire is to relax and we rarely bother ourselves to clean. When we can’t stand the chaos around us we promise ourselves that tomorrow we will put everything in order. However, there are also moments when we are too tired and we just ignore the same chaos.
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Looking To Upgrade? 3 Cars That Scream Style And Sophistication

Guest post contributed by Emma Sturgis

Many people look for hot new rides in the New Year. While new model cars release usually in November and December, it isn’t until January that a good selection of new models and trims becomes available. If you are looking to upgrade your car in 2017, here are three models that stand out for their style and sophistication for the modern driver.
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The Night I Fell In Love With a 13 Year Old

Have you ever known someone for so long that you forgot who they were?

I recently went on a date with this pretty cute 13 year old.  Yeah I’m 38 but I couldn’t help myself.  I’ve known this guy since he was born.  I celebrated his birth with his family and I’ve watched him grow into this spectacular young man in what seems to be a blink of an eye.  I’ve watched him take his first steps, witnessed his first bicycle ride, and yes – I was there when he scored his first goal.  I’ve watched this boy morph into a man right before my eyes, yet I had lost sight of who he really was.  He’s my son.

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Unique Ways to Propose on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is probably the most romantic day of the year, so naturally, it is an ideal occasion for marriage proposals. However, you’ll want to do something special, something unique when proposing this Valentine’s Day. Here are some unique ways for you to propose on Valentine’s Day.
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Family Dinner: 3 Tips For a More Enjoyable Evening

Guest post contributed by Emma Sturgis

The evening is the time where everyone in the family is home. The kids are finished with their homework and are tuckered out after sports practice, and the parents are ready to retire after returning from work. Days tend to be crazy, but we still want to dedicate our time to family, but sometimes it can be quite a hassle getting everyone together in the evening. The adults are tired, the kids won’t stop bickering, and the teen has done enough whining and complaining. But there is hope! Here are a few tips to make your evening more enjoyable.
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Fireplace: Get the Right One for Your Property

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Fireplaces are essential additions to homes in colder regions. Fireplace not only provide you warmth in winters but they also add elegance to your home. With the advancement in technology, there are a wide range of fireplaces available in the market and as a result, you can choose the one that best suits your setup. The history of the fireplace goes back to thousands of years.

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Safety First: 5 Things To Know Before Buying A Family Car

Guest post contributed by Kara Masterson

Purchasing a car is serious business. Besides a home, a car will be one of the biggest purchases that you will make. When you are purchasing a car for your family the stakes are even higher. There are many things to consider before committing to a vehicle. By being an informed consumer you can give yourself the peace of mind that comes with making the best purchase.
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How to Get Rid of Wrinkles Around the Eyes Naturally


One of the things that seem to annoy women the most when it comes to their skin is wrinkles around the eyes. These wrinkles may be rather small in size, but they certainly cause a huge headache for women. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a ton of money on expensive treatments to get rid of them. There are some simple things you can do right at home to treat those pesky wrinkles around your eyes.
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7 Valentines Day Gifts for The Non-Conventional Lady

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for The Hard to buy for Ladies

I am NOT a candy and flower kinda gal.  Candy adds padding I do NOT need and flowers, well they die.  My man HATES Valentine’s day, not only because he thinks it’s a fake fabricated holiday, but because I’m impossible to buy for.  So guys, listen up!  I’m giving you a list of things you can totally rock this Valentines day with.  Take notes… seriously… get your pen and paper… like now!

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Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Girls


This year is flying by already isn’t it? Before you know it Valentine’s Day will be upon us! Who gets the most excited over Valentine’s day? You guessed it, girls! Here are a few of the cutest gift ideas from SmitCo. They specialize in “little girls and tween girls”.

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10 Things Your Man NEEDS to Hear From You

10 Things Your Man Needs to Hear

 

There’s a saying I’ve heard many times, “Give a man 3 good meals and sex (not necessarily in that order) and he’ll be happy”…  While true to some extent, men need much more than this.  Believe it or not ladies, deep down your man needs much of the same emotionally stability that we do.  There’s many more, but here’s a few that I’ve found will lift my man when he’s had a rough go of it!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Newly Dating Couple

If you have just started dating someone and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, you may have no clue what to get the other person. Valentine’s Day gift buying can be a bit tricky for those who haven’t been dating for a long time. You don’t want to skip the gifts altogether but you also don’t want to go overboard with an ultra-romantic gift. Here are some great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the newly dating couple.
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Troubled Teen? 3 Strategies To Support Your Child Through Overcoming Addiction

Guest post contributed by Emma Sturgis

When a teenager develops an addiction at a young age, it can permanently damage their body and mind in a very short period of time. That is why it is so important for parents to do everything in their power to help their child quickly and safely overcome their substance abuse problems. Teenagers who are supported by their family members have a much better chance of permanently breaking their addictions without relapsing.
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Self Improvement Do’s and Don’ts

In life, there are no guarantees; just when you think you’ve got it all sorted out, life decides to play tricks on you, challenge you and surprise you so much so you think you won’t make it (this time around). But you do. And that’s fine – this life-imposed rollercoaster of emotion, chances, strengths and weaknesses is perfect for testing our personal limits and boundaries, always giving us the chance to self-reflect and build something quality out of every failure. And, if we’re smart enough, we learn from it. Self improvement is a never-ending job one must diligently focus on – not as a chore, rather, as a pathway to happiness and progress.

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How to Boost Confidence and Self-Esteem in Your Teenager


Teenagers are often faced with some tough issues and that includes things like their personal appearance, who their friends are and how well they do in school. As parents, we want our children to feel good about their self-worth. When they feel good about who they are, it helps them achieve success in their lives. Here are some ways that you can help boost confidence and self-esteem in your teenager.
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Remove Harmful Ingredients from Your Cosmetics

Do you ever wonder how to make your life habits healthier? You probably do, since we are constantly exposed to many harmful substances contained in almost everything including our food, our drinks, the air, and even in our cosmetics. In order to help you reduce the negative impact of such ingredients, we will draw your attention to some of them and give you some useful advice on how to live healthy.

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Genial Day: Organic Feminine Hygiene Products & Underwear #Review

That dreaded day doesn’t have to be dreadful anymore! Genial Day quality feminine hygiene products provide comfort and protection that lasts.

About Genial Day

Genial Day is a brand of quality feminine hygiene products for women, made by women. The Genial Day brand stands out because of the spirit of innovation and genuine concern about a woman’s health and the environment. 

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Here Are 5 Crucial Ways How Music Governs Your Behavior

Guest post contributed by David Milsont  

You listen to music without knowing that it provides any sort of benefits to you. Whenever you do your routine activities, you love playing music at the backdrop, because it plays a great role in making you cheerful and content. You might not know what sort of technical benefits are provided by music, but when you try to focus on some task you definitely have a strong urge of listening to a particular type of song so that you can easily finish your work. That generally happens because, different types of music affect our brain differently and in some cases, it starts responding accordingly.
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Add Veggies to Your Child’s Diet with Sneakz Healthy Organic Milkshakes #Review

Having a difficult time getting your children to eat their veggies? I feel your pain! Raising three children to have a balanced diet has been a little challenging. That is why Sneakz Milkshakes are so clever!

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Ohuhu Helps You Get Organized and Rest Better #Review

Ohuhu is a One Stop Shop!

Are you, like me, trying to start the new year off a little more organized than you left the last one.  I haven’t made a “resolution” to start 2017 but I would really love it if I could just take a few steps toward a more organized life this year!  Ohuhu is helping me out with this great little cosmetic organizer, and I’m beyond grateful (so is my ever so patient and perfectionist of a hubby 🙂 ).

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Do You Know How Clean the Air is in Your Home?


Most of us worry about outdoor air pollutants like smog, but how many of us think about the air quality in our homes? Indoor air quality can be up to five times more polluted than that air outside. There are numerous chemicals inside your home that can pollute the air, so it is important you know what they are so you can improve indoor air quality. There are some signs you should look for that may indicate you have poor air quality in your home.
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Making The Best Of Road Trips With Your Children – Travel Tips

“Are we there yet?” Have you ever heard that?  I can say yes, a million times over! 

Technology and toys can silence backseat conversations, and that is okay some days. However, spending quality time together in the car during a road trip can be a great opportunity for making memories while bonding and learning. Here are some ideas that are sure to make the time fly by:

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Take Your Family Back in Time at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Myrtle Beach #mtfan #Review

Medieval Times  – Kings, Swords and More

Raising two boys (three if you count my husband), there are a few things that are always on our family’s radar. Common questions we always hear are, “What are we doing today?” and “What’s for dinner?”. All the while, trying to find the most adventurous and exciting ways to spend family time. Medieval Times combined both entertainment and food into a dynamic family night!

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How to do Your Winter Beauty Detox in 5 Steps

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Winter holidays are truly magical and we all enjoy ourselves during this festive break. Still, with so many parties, heavy eating and lounging around, your health and skin are bound to suffer. Therefore, once the holidays are over, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your winter detox.

If you used to follow a specific regimen for healthy lifestyle before the holidays, this won’t come as something too troublesome for you. On the other hand, if you neglected your health and appearance a lot longer, then it’s time for some healthy New Year’s resolutions!

If you’re curious on how to detox properly but simply and effectively, keep on reading.

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Staging our Lives for Facebook

Comparison is the thief of joy

Life is too valuable to spend it wanting someone elses!

Have you ever been having a great day.  Life is good.  The kids, while not perfect, seem to be doing well.  The house, although not entirely clean, isn’t as bad as it has been.  Finances, well there’s not a lot extra but the bills are paid and there’s food in the pantry.  Then you make the mother of all mistakes.  You go on Facebook.

 

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Silly Southwestern Printable Gift Tags

Silly Southwestern Printable Gift Tags

Christmas is almost here! It’s the time of giving and if you’re like me, you have everything but the gift tags! Don’t simply write names on your gifts, print adorable clip art gift tags and add a little humorous character to your presents this year.
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Hanging Memories with Canvas On Sale #Review

Canvas On Sale Keeps Memories Alive

As a former photographer, I am big on making sure that photos are captured for EVERYTHING, literally! However, I am not the best at printing and hanging my photos. I finally have a recent photo I had printed by Canvas on Sale and now I am anxious to order another!

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All You Need to Know About Exposed Concrete Floors

Guest post contributed by Amelie Lawrence

Concrete exposed surface is suitable for all sorts of floors, from domestic to commercial applications. It can tolerate heavy traffic, so it is commonly used for driveways, warehouses and walkways. The appearance of exposed concrete floor depends on the installation method and the materials used. It has a wide range of color, design, and texture variations. Concrete is exposed because of its number of benefits. Exposed concrete is especially ideal for flat surfaces. The topmost portion of the concrete surface is usually unformed, while the lower portion of the concrete surface is molded. To achieve the required texture on the external unformed portion some post-finishing methods are used such as brushing, usage of chemical retarders, etc. But the internal concrete requires polishing to expose aggregate.
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Your Teen Wants a Phone? 10 Things You Should Know Before Agreeing

Guest post provided by Stephanie Lynch

One of the milestones for many kids of this generation is getting their own mobile phone. There are those who are able to buy their own phone due to part-time work, but the most common scenario is that parents end up getting their kids a phone. Although this is a rational situation at the outset, this is often the catalyst for parent-teen issues.
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Forever Reminder Of Love With Dimples Personalized Jewelry #Review

Dimples Personalized Jewelry Goes Straight to the Heart 

Old Western Culture says that the left ring finger, know as Vena Amoris, was known to be the “vein of love”. Although anatomy says otherwise, I believe it is true for other reasons. There may not literally be a vein that runs straight to the heart; however, the left-hand ring finger has been a symbol of love for YEARS! So, regardless if there is really a vein that runs straight to the heart, the amount of love shown on this finger is extraordinary. Fingerprints NEVER change, what a better way of symbolizing your love than to have your spouses fingerprint on a symbol of your love for each other. Dimples offers just that! 

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Expecting A Child? 3 Ways To Save Your Back

Expecting A Child guest post contributed by Emma Sturgis

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Along with the weight gain, swollen ankles, and strange cravings, you may experience a variety of aches and pains during pregnancy. Back pain is a common complaint from pregnant moms. This pain is commonly due to the expanding uterus that stretches the abdominal muscles, shifts the center of gravity and places pressure on the lower back. Fortunately, there is no reason to suffer in pain for nine months. Try these three tips to save your back and enjoy your pregnancy.
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7 Skin And Hair Benefits of Argan Oil

Guest post contributed by Beth Martel 

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If you want a perfect elixir for your body and hair, Argan oil would be the best option for you. It is natural oil that is fully enriched with valuable nutrients that include vitamin E and other fatty acids. Its tree is basically found in Morocco and all the famous celebrities use it as one of their essential cosmetic products. Due to its richness and recognized value, it is also known as gold that is in the liquid form.
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Secrets Are Safe with the Secret Message Set By SmitCo #Review

SmitCo Secret Message Set for Young Girls

I have great memories as a little girl of my friends and I having secret diaries. I can even remember having an invisible ink pen and thinking it was the coolest thing! SmitCo, has a secret diary message set that will make your little one feel that same feeling I felt as a girl! Oh, to be little again! Such great memories! 

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3DLIGHTFX: 3D Deco Lights are the New Night Light

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I have three kids ranging from 13-8.  All three of them prefer to have a light on at night to light the way for their midnight trip to the bathroom.  However, I have a husband who works for the power company and does NOT like to leave a light on for said trips.  🙂  Enter the 3DLightFX.  These lights will be a win-win for our home!
 
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The Art of Fabric – A Retrospective of Fashion Style

The Art of Fabric Guest post contributed by Elise Morgan

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The Art of Fabric: A Retrospective of Fashion Style

The clothes humans wore in the past (and that they still do, today) are not merely fabrics that covered their bodies: they represent a reflection of the spirit of one time. To illustrate this with a few examples: before the 20th century, new clothes were accessible only to rich people that used it to show off their wealth and clothes were even used as currency in the trade system. In the Colonial Period, clothes were directly associated with person’s social position and class. Fast forward through time and think about the period of 60s, the era of mini-skirts: it was the time of sexual revolution and severe changes in society’s attitude towards women and their bodies. The way fashion changed throughout history can tell us a lot about economic, social, and cultural values of different eras. Here are the fashion highlights of the most interesting ones.

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Different Types of Paving Stone Materials that are Used by Homeowners and Offices

Paving Stone Materials Guest post contributed by Lauren Bracy

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Do you want to add beauty to your home exterior, including the walkways? If yes, then you need to install pavers at your residential and commercial properties. There are a lot of people that provide paving stone services at an incredibly affordable price. However, you need to choose reliable service providers to carry out this work perfectly.
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The Sky’s the Limit at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

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The Sky’s the Limit at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving!

Family entertainment with memories that will last a lifetime!

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I am always on the hunt for fun activities that our family of 5 can do together.  Flyaway Indoor Skydiving promises just that!  This would make a great family Christmas gift.  My kids are beyond excited to try out their flying skills ( I think they’re a little excited to see if their mama will actually do it too – I’ll be the first in line, I assure you!).

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Alkalife TEN Spring Water: Balanced with a High pH and Rich with Electrolytes #Review

I must admit, Alkalife TEN Spring water has me rethinking my tap water.

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 Our family drinks water – a lot of water each day. My kids are also very active in sports. Many days I forget to refill and pack water bottles so I find myself stopping to buy a pack of water at least twice per week. We don’t drink soft drinks or tea very often, usually only at special occasions, so when I heard about Alkalife TEN I was intrigued.
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A Detailed Study About Gonstead Analysis and Adjustment

Guest post contributed by Melissa Hamler

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Backache! A pain in the neck can we say?!? Raise your hands if you have had backaches in the last couple of years. Backaches are quite common when people have the wrong posture while sleeping, and when they have a long walk, or else, when they play.  Most pregnant women have a backache constantly. They hope to get rid of it post pregnancy but many cases don’t. Backache is not limited to women. A lot of men suffer from lower back pain too. Walking and regular exercising are a few good methods people resort to. Would you like to try Gonstead?  

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SmitCo: Dazzling Holiday Gifts For Girls

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Do you have a princess you need to buy for this holiday season? I can think of 2 or 3 on my list.

SmitCo has quality, affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12. Thier products include rose gold, gold or rhodium plated jewelry and sets, as well as very popular stretch sets for little girls – all packed in cute gift boxes. 

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Beauty and the Beast Coming to Theaters on March 17, 2017 #BeOurGuest #BeautyAndTheBeast

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Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.
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How I Got Over My Fear of the Dark

How I Got over my Fear of the Dark

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I’m 38 years old and I’m afraid of the dark.  It’s the not knowing, the unexpected that terrifies me.  I’m old enough to know that there are no monsters hiding in my closet or dragons under my bed, but for some reason when the lights go out – apprehension starts to rise.

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The Minimalist Guide to Perfect Skincare

The Minimalist Guide to Perfect Skincare

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Having nice, healthy and glowing skin is basic for keeping your youthful beauty. But, even if Mother Nature blessed you with the perfect skin, you’ll still need some extra help with nurturing it. Considering the crazy and strenuous daily rhythm we all have, sometimes it may be really difficult to manage your beauty routine during a busy day, so we often skip it, with the expectation that water will easily wash off everything. But, just a simple wash won’t help your skin shine. You should do a deep cleanse, in order to restore your skin’s previous shine.

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Teach Your Child With Playroom PREP Dry Erase Book #Review

Hands-On Learning With PlayRoom PREP Cuts Down Screentime For Children

Let’s face it, too much screen time has become a serious problem among children in today’s culture. Screentime effects children in a lot of negative ways. Mental health, vision and obesity problems are on the rise due to children sitting for hours staring at a TV, Ipad, computer or phone screens. PlayRoom PREP has come up with a fun, colorful dry-erase learning book to help entertain and educate children without a screen.

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Trolley Bags Make Shopping a Breeze #Review


Trolley Bags Make Shopping a Breeze!

Don’t leave home without ’em!

I love it when you get a product that changes the way you do things, for the better.  One of my most detestable jobs as a wife/mom is being in charge of pretty much all of the shopping; groceries, clothing, home repairs, you name it and I’ve probably had to go shopping for it.  I see no need whatsoever to make a hundred trips back and forth to the car to unload said items.  I will load my arms down with bags until the feeling is gone and my arms resemble noodles.  Trolley Bags has changed the way I shop (and unload my car 🙂 ) !

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“Trolley Bags are four different sized bags, connected together with Velcro along the integrated rails can be placed open and upright in the shopping trolley, allowing you to pack and sort groceries with 2 hands as they are scanned through the checkout, halving the time it takes at the supermarket”

 

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Pastor Appreciation Gift Ideas

Sweeten up your Pastor This October!

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One of the most thankless jobs (besides being a mom 🙂  ) would have to be church ministry.  So many times pastors get put on a pedestal and are expected to deliver perfection.  When we as laymen (or laywomen) discover the humanity of our “Shepherd”, we are given to criticism and often dish out a poisonous tongue lashing.  What if instead of judging our ministry leaders for; lets face it, being regular people called into a high-stress, low yield return… what if when they are showing their humanity – we loved on them unconditionally and prayed for them?  Isn’t that what we all want?

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THINK: The 5 Step Happiness Hack

THINK: The 5 Step Happiness Hack Guest post was contributed by Captain Calm.

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 Have you ever been caught in an avalanche of negative thoughts?

Thoughts that seem inescapable and overpowering – growing ever more destructive until they take on a life of their own, crushing your happiness in their wake.

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Illuminate Nighttime with 3D Light FX #Review

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Decorative Nightlights for Kids with these 3D Light FX

One of the top fears most children have is the fear of the dark. Of course, as a mom, I am concerned with helping my children through their fears but I also have to consider my budget. Every single light would be left on in the house at night if I allowed my kids to do as they please, however; we know that is just not practical or efficient. Nightlights are a must in my home as well as many homes of little ones across America. 3D Light FX has a wide selection. Adding security to your child’s wandering mind in the middle of the night is great while also adding decoration to the room with characters from their favorite television show or movie.

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Create a Beautiful Table Setting with the Emerson Creek Copper Clay Bakeware #review

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Emerson Creek Pottery’s Large Copper Clay Loaf Pan 

Ever had a guest over and were a little embarrassed because your bakeware pan was rusted or maybe your meal wasn’t as evenly cooked as you had planned? I have.  The appearance of the food is always the first thing people will notice among your delicious spread on the table. Choosing beautiful dishes may look great on the table, but picking the right kind is equally important. The copper clay bakeware by Emerson Creek Pottery not only creates beauty on the table but also has many great cooking and baking benefits!

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Little-Known Beauty Secrets from Around the World

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so it’s no surprise that different parts of our planet with different cultures have different beauty standards. They may vary in many things, such as women’s figure, hair or skin color, dressing and even behavior, but as far as the most important indicator of beauty – a woman’s face – is considered, they all agree on one thing. Wrinkleless, youthful and radiant face is what all the women across the globe strive for.

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See which one of these tips you can use and make the best out of every country’s more or less known beauty secrets.

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Home Remedies for Weak or Thin Nails

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We all dream of having beautiful, healthy nails but it is sometimes difficult to achieve this when your nails are weak or thin. The good news is that you don’t have to spend hours at the nail salon to get the nails you desire. That’s because you can help your brittle nails with things you have right in your kitchen. Here are some amazing home remedies for weak or thin nails.

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Go Green or Go Home

Guest post contributed by Elise Morgan
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Go Green or Go Home

Riding the green wave has never been more appreciated than it is in the 21st century. Everyone – from celebrities to ‘regular’ people started realizing how important it is to keep our Mother Nature thriving and healthy, and consequently – stay healthy ourselves.

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Cure Your Dry Skin With Natural Ingredients

Guest post written by Emmanuel Lao

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Recently, my daughter got creative and decided to start her own homemade skin care line. So, she raided the various cabinets and drawers in the bathroom and, quite literally, dumped the contents of each bottle and tube into the kitchen sink. She stirred it all up with a wooden spoon and began bottling the mixture before I came upon her.

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Give Your Morning Routine a Makeover

Guest Post contributed by Sophia Smith

Give Your Morning Routine a Makeover

Perpetually hitting the snooze button or feeling like you need a nap right after you wake up may be indicators that show you need to shake up your morning routine. Here are some of the guidelines on how you can have a better start of your day, feel more productive, more energized and able to truly rise and shine.

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Home Remedies for Poison Ivy

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Did you know that 7 out of every 10 people are allergic to poison ivy? There is a resin in poison ivy called urushiol.  If you’ve had poison ivy before, you know exactly what I’m talking about. When you come into contact with the poison ivy plant it gets on your skin and forms a terrible streaking rash. 

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5 Organic Products to Fully Clean Makeup Equipment

 Guest post contributed by Ellie Price

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Most ladies apply make-up on a daily basis which causes oil, bacteria and allergens to accumulate on their eyelash curlers, foundation, mascara and concealer brushes. It is of essential importance to keep such articles in immaculate condition, first up, because they come in close contact with sensitive areas of your face and second, because neglect might lead to a variety of undesirable skin conditions like acne and eczemas. Then again, cleaning your make-up gadgets is best done with natural, safe products for the same reasons, we have listed above. Try out these tips on cleaning your make-up equipment with organic products for healthier, smoother and fresher skin.

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Home Remedies for Quick Energy Boost

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So, it is two in the afternoon and you just feel sluggish and need a pick-me-up. Or you need to stay up late tonight to finish a presentation for work and need an energy boost. Don’t grab any of those energy drinks you see in stores. They will give you the jitters from too much caffeine and will give you insomnia. Instead, try some terrific home remedies for a quick energy boost.

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Home Remedies for Split Ends

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One of the absolute worse things I dread when it comes to my hair is split ends. Split ends are caused by an array of things like curling irons, blow dryers, hair straighteners, not to mention the sun, dust, wind and pollution. All of the these can parch your hair, leaving you with dry hair and split ends.

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Home Remedies for Migraines

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If you have migraines, you know how horrible they can be. Migraines are different than your common headache because they come with a throbbing pain on one side of your head. Migraines usually get worse when you move and are also accompanied by other symptoms like sensitivity to light, sound, and nausea. If you’ve had one before you know exactly what I’m talking about!

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Managing a Family Budget for Five

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Managing a family budget is probably about as much fun as sitting in rush hour traffic. The thing is that you don’t want to allow it to consume your entire life. Once you have your budget in place, maintaining it should only take a few minutes. Here is how to manage a family budget for five.

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Home Remedies for Bad Breath

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Bad breath can be a really embarrassing problem for some people. Bad breath can be caused by several things such as smoking, gum disease, dry mouth or a medical condition. However, the most common cause of bad breath is from bacteria that builds up either between your teeth or on the back of your tongue.

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Tips to Prevent Your Summer Makeup From Melting

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Oh summer is right around the corner and I bet you are counting down the days. If you’re like me, you can’t wait to hit the beach and the pool. But, wait, what about your makeup? While the summer sun is great for fun and relaxation, it can cause havoc for your makeup.  Here are some great tips to prevent summer makeup melt.

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Home Remedies for Fatigue

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Fatigue is something most of us experience from time to time in our lives. It is the feelings of being tired, being exhausted and being lethargic, all rolled up into one. Causes of fatigue can range from lifestyle factors like lack of sleep or an unhealthy diet to medical conditions such as anemia or obesity to physical factors like stress and depression.

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Ways To Earn Money With Your Blog

Finding blogging jobs isn’t always easy to do. The internet has billions upon billions of websites and trying to find a list of sites that feature blogging jobs may seem impossible. And even if you do locate a few sites, they may turn out to be nothing but scams. The good news is that no matter what your niche is, there is a good chance that you can find a place to get paid to blog post. Here are some great places to find blogging jobs that are legitimate.

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Cream Cheese Pie #Recipe

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Cream Cheese Pie is perfect when you want something easy and sweet. I love dessert recipes that don’t have to be baked. This dessert is good all year long but ideal in summer months when you don’t want to heat up the house. Cream Cheese Pie is a family favorite! It has been shared by a precious lady in our family, Granny Nell. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do!

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Muffuletta Recipe -The ULTIMATE Sandwich!

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Muffuletta:  Sandwich or Submarine?

Muffuletta is a sandwich that you might have never heard of, but once you have one, you will LOVE it!  Originally, a Muffuletta was created by Italian immigrants in New Orleans and it’s similar to a submarine sandwich, but so much better.  This sandwich is amazing for gatherings, as an appetizer, or for picnics.  I love to bring a Muffuletta to a picnic and watch everyone look at it quizzically, then smile when they give it a good bite.  What sets it apart that makes it so phenomenal?  You press the Muffuletta overnight in the refrigerator, melding the flavors together to make the best sandwich you’ve ever sunk your teeth into.

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PeachSkinSheets #Giveaway – Winner Selects Size and Color Ends 2/28

I don’t know about you, but I am very particular when it comes to my bed. I want my sheets to be soft and comfortable! PeachSkinSheets is such a great deal when you purchase the color of the month. They would make a great gift for anyone!

Why do WE love PeachSkinSheets:

The Original PeachSkinSheets® was founded in 2013 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.  We pride ourselves on being The Original, One and Only Authentic Brand, and our signature peach zipper pull is featured on every sheet package. Our affordable bed sheets are made from a breathable, high performance athletic grade SMART fabric that is great for hot sleepers due to its thermal control and moisture wicking properties.  In addition, the ultra soft brushed finish provides a softness level that parallels 1500 thread count cotton but without the shrinkage, wrinkles and pilling.

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About Tani USA:

Our singular mission is to set a new standard in luxury mens underwear.  We aim to create the worlds best and most comfortable undergarments that change the way you think and feel about underwear.

When you make the very finest products in a very particular category, it’s simply not an option. To design and create our collections, we source fabrics around the world that are both rare and newly innovated. We employ unique knitting technologies to produce the finest, softest and smoothest fabrics. And the quality of its performance must be as high as the quality of its feel.

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Our SilkCut Pajamas Set is luxuriously soft and lightweight, yet extraordinarily resilient to keep up with whatever the day brings. Knit in Europe with the brilliant fabric Micro Modal® Air, it is actually thinner and even softer than silk. And Tani is the first and only underwear brand to use this innovative fabric. Despite it’s remarkable soft feel, the SilkCut collection stretches and recovers as it lightly forms and shapes to your body in a level of comfort and style you will definitely get used to.

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Win a 28 day supply of Personal Trainer Food $450 arv! Ends 2/25

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About Personal Trainer Food

Personal Trainer Food ships great tasting food directly to your door to make portion control and healthy eating extremely easy! Items are labeled with what’s inside and the heat time. Choose which meal you would like and just pop it in the microwave while still in the package. Each meal is cooked in less than 3 minutes! There is NO prep work to it.

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Original Grain Watch #Giveaway Ends 2/22

 Original Grain watches make the perfect gift for Graduation or Father’s Day!

These timeless pieces are truly outstanding!

About Original Grain Watches

Each watch is handcrafted from a variety of sustainably sourced exotic hardwood from around the world. They hold their timepieces to the highest standards of craftsmanship, authenticity, and quality. In doing so, each of their products is truly an original.

We love that Original Grain partners with “Trees for the Future” a Non-Profit Organization! For every watch sold, they plant 10 trees! This in turn, provides both food and jobs for thousands of people around the globe.

We especially love the “Minimalist” watch. It is an exquisite watch that looks sleek and elegant on the arm! Read our full review here to find out more about this beautiful timepiece!

The Original Grain Minimalist Watch features in a nutshell:

  • Ebony Wood
  • 40mm Size Case
  • 316L Gold Stainless Steel
  • Mineral Crystal Glass Cover
  • Water Resistant Casing – can withstand splashes, but cannot be submerged
  • Japanese Miyota Citizen Quartz Movement
  • Real Ebony Wood Dial

Original Grain has a variety of styles and wood types for both men and women. An Original Grain watch would make the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!

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Original Grain Watch of choice (max value $199)!

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