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9 Savings Tricks to Care for Your Canine

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  Proud pet parents across the country will agree that owning a dog is priceless. However, there are lots of expenses that come with caring for your favorite canine: The American Kennel Club (AKC) estimates dog owners dish out an average of $2,500 per year on food, veterinary expenses, grooming, pet sitting and more. Additionally, more than … [More...]

School supply shopping for charity thanks to Toyota

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  Back to school shopping used to be a lot of fun when my kids were little. I truly enjoyed helping them to pick out their character lunchboxes, colorful backpacks and folders decorated with animals and funky graphics. My kids are teenagers now. They rather we give them money to buy their own supplies, or they stuff everything into one binder. … [More...]

Find a new “friend” at Douglas Cuddle Toys (Giveaway ends 9/9/15)

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  When you were growing up did you have a special stuffed animal or doll that you considered your "friend." When I was a young girl I had A LOT of plush friends. I had two that were with me all the time. I never left home without them (visiting relatives, going on vacation). I didn't actually take them to stores or places like that with me - I … [More...]

Stock up on all your Back to School supplies at BJ’s Wholesale Club

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  Have your children returned to school yet? I know in some areas of the country kids have already started back to school. My kids have a little longer. My daughter starts college in little over a week and my son starts back at high school in just about two weeks. We're in the "home stretch" when it comes to stocking up on back to school … [More...]

New from Nickelodeon – Nickelodeon Favorites: Puppy Palooza now available on DVD

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  Attention Nickelodeon fans - a new DVD collection is available today called Nickelodeon Favorites: Puppy Palooza! This family friendly and fun new collection features several popular Nickelodeon characters including PAW Patrol, Dora the Explorer, Blue's Clues and more. Nickelodeon's "PAWesome" new DVD collection Nickelodeon Favorites: Puppy … [More...]

Current Giveaways

Find a new “friend” at Douglas Cuddle Toys (Giveaway ends 9/9/15)

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  When you were growing up did you have a special stuffed animal or doll that you considered your "friend." When I was a young girl I had A LOT of plush friends. I had two that were with me all the time. I never left home without them (visiting relatives, going on vacation). I didn't actually take them to stores or places like that with me - I … [More...]

Head back to school with T-Fal – Awesome giveaway ends 9/5/15

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  I can't believe it's back to school time already. My daughter starts college in a week and a half and my son returns to high school in two and a half weeks. It seems like just yesterday that we were watching the fireworks for the Fourth of July celebration. In a way I am glad they they are returning to school. I am looking forward to getting … [More...]

Stay organized and protect your things with Stuck on You ($50 gift code giveaway ends 8/31/15)

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  We love labels – where would be without them? From identifying whose school uniform is who’s during the morning school rush, to labeling things around the home, labels are incredibly helpful for busy or love-to-be-organized parents. Stuck On You started over 20 years ago with iron on and write on labels, now our range has now grown to … [More...]

Reviews

Unique Fragrances you can “mix and match” from DefineMe

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  I love scents. I also love fragrances. I really enjoy scenting my home to make it smell clean and inviting. With five cats and a dog I always worry about my home smelling like pets (it doesn't - our neighbors have confirmed that). I also like to scent my home because I am a firm believer that scents can really effect your over all mood. I … [More...]

Move Review: Marvel’s Ant-Man – now playing in theaters nationwide

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  If you are looking for something to do with your family this week (since the kids are on summer vacation) or next weekend you should definitely look into taking them to see Marvel's newest film release Ant-Man. My family and I were fortunate to see a screening of the film this past Thursday in New York City which included a special … [More...]

Summer Fun with new products from Roseart

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  By now most schools are out for summer vacation. Some schools, like the one on kids attend, are almost done. They are just finishing up final exams. It doesn't matter how old your child is - at one point or another you are going to hear those words many parents dread - "I'm bored. What can we do?" My kids JUST finished school and I'm already … [More...]

Entertainment

New from Nickelodeon – Nickelodeon Favorites: Puppy Palooza now available on DVD

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  Attention Nickelodeon fans - a new DVD collection is available today called Nickelodeon Favorites: Puppy Palooza! This family friendly and fun new collection features several popular Nickelodeon characters including PAW Patrol, Dora the Explorer, Blue's Clues and more. Nickelodeon's "PAWesome" new DVD collection Nickelodeon Favorites: Puppy … [More...]

Jurassic World available on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and Digital HD in October 2015

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  Have you seen one of this years box office hits - Jurassic World? I haven't seen it yet! Every time my husband and I made plans to see the film something always came up. I'm so irked about that too because I bet this film is amazing in 3D and on the big screen. Shattering records globally, Jurassic World crushed the opening-weekend box-office, … [More...]

Movie Review: Blessid

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  Circulating at film festivals across the country is the film Blessid. There are plans to make the film available on DVD but the release date is not yet known. The film has won several awards, including best film, in the independent movie sector. Blessid is the story of a very depressed young woman named Sarah. Sarah is currently pregnant and … [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…

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  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...]