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Show off your American pride with fun fashions from Tipsy Elves

Tipsy Elves Memorial Day

  I like the series Shark Tank. My husband and I watch it every Friday night. I even watch the episodes that are in syndication a few nights a week (off hand I can't remember which channel that is). I think it's really cool when I see the products pitched on Shark Tank available for purchase in stores and/or online. With the syndicated … [More...]

Find your perfect swimsuit with Land’s End Swim Tool

Swimsuit Finder

  This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend - the unofficial start to summer. That means vacation, plenty of backyard barbecues and something that many people dread - spending time at the beach or pool side. It's not that we don't enjoy those activities, it's just that to fully enjoy them you need a bathing suit. For years I have tried to avoid … [More...]

Crawl N’ Go Snail Yookidoo Babies R Us

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  I'm a mom to two teens, but that doesn't mean I don't remember their toddler and childhood years. In fact I wish my kids were still children. I was so unprepared for the teen years. Not only that, my oldest is graduating from high school next month and that is making me really sad and wish even more so than ever that my kids were little … [More...]

Is There A More Direct Path To Confidence?

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  *This is a guest post shared with permission. Is There A More Direct Path To Confidence? 4 Ways To Positively Reinforce Your Life From Sought-After Speaker Fear, insecurity, self-doubt and the like can be the biggest obstacles many of us face in life. In order to overcome that negativity, many people turn to unhealthy behaviors, such as … [More...]

A perfect gift for Dads and Grads from Collage.com – PLUS get a FREE 8″ x 10″ gallery wrapped canvas for only $15.98!

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  Father's Day is just weeks away. In addition this is the time of year when many high school students are graduation from high school. My own daughter graduates in less than a month from now. Sigh... It's not always easy to find the perfect gift for Dad or the soon to be graduate in your life. There are only so many mugs, ties and t-shirts … [More...]

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Strange Magic movie review, recipes, printables and more (giveaway ends 6/1/15)

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  Now available on DVD and Digital HD is the musical adventure film, Strange Magic. The film is by George Lucas, the same man who brought us the Star Wars movies, Raiders of the Lost Ark and many, many more hit films. George Lucas brings you the story of a music-filled fairy tale about finding love in the unlikeliest of places in Strange Magic … [More...]

Clean Car Tips from Water Savers (giveaway ends 5/31/15)

WaterSavers Spring 2015 Prize Package

  I don't know things are in your  part of the country, but here in New York where I live the pollen is CRAZY! I have a green car and it's been yellow for weeks. That is due to the pollen that is finding it's way to my car. EVERYTHING is covered in the pollen. Even when I wash the INSIDE of our condo's windows I am finding pollen. It's horrible! … [More...]

Talking to your teen about underage drinking (giveaway ends 5/31/15)

Underage Drinking

  “I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Anheuser-Busch’s Family Talk About Drinking Program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs in the world. Babies do not come with instruction manuals. Wouldn't that be nice? Sure, there are … [More...]

Reviews

Wrap your wrist with a beautiful bracelet from the Willamy Collection

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  This weekend I finally made the decision to go through the bedroom closet and rid it of stuff I no longer need or use. My car is stuffed with thing to donate to a local charity. They sell the items and all the profits goes towards their charity. While I was cleaning out my closet I found a lot of my jewelry that was lost among the mess. I … [More...]

Add color and whimsy to your home with Whim™ by Martha Stewart

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  My mom always told me that I like to march to the beat of my own drums. I have never been one to follow the "norm." I choose to be different and unique. I've always been that way. My home reflects my eclectic tastes. I have mismatched furniture, my desk is covered with toys (my toys - not toys belonging to kids) and I have rat and mice wall … [More...]

Laptops and desktops at affordable prices – plus a $100 gift code giveaway (ends 4/12/15)

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  It never ceases to amazed me just how much we rely on technology these days. Growing up the idea of a handheld device you could watch movies on, or make phone calls wirelessly from on top of a mountain were not even a thought. The big thing when I was a teen was cable and Sony Walkman portable players. I also cannot believe how far computers … [More...]

Entertainment

Movie Review: Maya the Bee Movie and FREE recipes

Maya the Bee Movie

  Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD is the super adorable, fun family movie Maya the Bee. This is such an adorable movie. I fell in love with all the characters. Maya is a little bee with a big heart. She dreams of an exciting life of freedom, fun and adventure – the world is simply far too interesting to stay inside a hive! Her … [More...]

Shaun the Sheep Movie coming to theaters August 7, 2015

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  Are you a fan of the series Shaun the Sheep? I don't know if it's readily available in all markets. I can't find the show on television where I live, but I do have several DVDs of the series. According to Wikipedia; Shaun the Sheep is a British stop-motion animated television series, a spin-off of the Wallace and Gromit franchise. The … [More...]

Strange Magic movie review, recipes, printables and more (giveaway ends 6/1/15)

StrangeMagicDVD copy

  Now available on DVD and Digital HD is the musical adventure film, Strange Magic. The film is by George Lucas, the same man who brought us the Star Wars movies, Raiders of the Lost Ark and many, many more hit films. George Lucas brings you the story of a music-filled fairy tale about finding love in the unlikeliest of places in Strange Magic … [More...]

My Ramblings

Farewell to Frosty…

Our daughter (who is now 17) enjoying our friend Frosty - long before he started to fall apart - literally.

  I had a wonderful childhood. My mom and dad made a wonderful life for me. Because of that I have very fond memories of when I was little. FYI... My mom and dad were my paternal grandparents. I was raised by them. Even though they were not biologically my parents I they raised me from when I was a toddler. They always have been - and always … [More...]

Dear Self… What words of advice would you give yourself?

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  Recently we had a family member pass away. He was a wonderful man - so full of life. My husband posted on his own Facebook page how "hugs were not an option" referencing our relative who passed away. Its true. It didn't matter who you were - friend or relative - our deceased loved one always hugged everyone. Even the first time I met him he … [More...]

Dear Magazine Publishers…

Magazines

  I love to read. Sadly I don't always have the time to pick up a book and read it from cover to cover. There are days I'm lucky if I can read a few pages let alone a chapter or two. That is why I enjoy reading magazines. I am able to read articles in a matter of minutes, plus I find a lot of great recipes and ideas for around the home. I … [More...]