4 reasons to visit American Girl Stores this summer

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When my niece Sam was 8, I slept over her house on Christmas Eve.  When we got up Christmas morning, she was over the moon delighted to find that Santa had left her her very own Samantha Parkington American Girl® doll.  That was about 20 years ago, and my sweet little Sam will be marrying her ...

Is dog weight loss possible? #perfectweight #sciencediet

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Dealing with being overweight is hard for an adult. We have to be motivated to change. Consciously change our eating habits. What happens, however, when the person overweight is of a different breed. Did you know the negative health effects that excessive weight cause for humans, affect our four-legged friends as well? This was the ...

Healthy cat food #WellnessPetFood

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When we speak about four legged friends, we are usually referring to dogs. What about our feline friends, however? My cats are just as much a part of my family as the dogs, and I love them like they’re my children (which they are). That’s why I love the month of June! June is #AdoptACatMonth. ...

Poise Microliners and light bladder leakage

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This post brought to you by Poise at Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. I am really happy I was asked to participate in this campaign. I mean, I laugh a lot.  As often as possible, in fact.  Laughing generally leads to leakage, so having some protection on that front is a very wonderful thing. ...

Chickpea Recipe: Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

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My oldest is a vegetarian now, and we're always looking for more ways to get protein in her diet.  We decided to give some roasted chickpeas a try, since they are high in protein (and fiber, bonus!) and hoped that they'd make a filling snack for her belly.  We're very pleased with the result and ...

10 Easy Weeknight Meals

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Sometimes it’s easy for the day to race by, whether it’s because you’ve had a hectic day at the office, the kid’s busy schedules or you’re just taking time for yourself. Dinners aren’t always planned and at the end of the day, it can be hard to gain motivation to cook at all, let alone a ...

#Sears #PerformanceMatch Twitter Party 6/24 9pm EST

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Come join Sears Home Appliances along with @StacieInAtlanta, and @JollyMom on Tuesday, June 24th talk relationships and performance – yes, we plan to go THERE! We’ll find out what the word on the Tweet is on America’s relationships. Do you dare some spill it all?  (The correct answer is YES! YOU DO!) It’s going to be ...

$100 Target Giveaway

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My blogger friends and I are bringing together two of our favorite things for a super-fun giveaway -- Target & Instagram! You’ll have the chance to win a $100 Target gift card + follow some awesome bloggers on instagram! Be sure to bookmark this page and come back everyday because there will be daily entries ...

Small living room furniture challenges

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We have a small living room with some big challenges in it.  So many times, we've grabbed magazines or searched online for help decorating "difficult" spaces or small spaces and what we find is - well, not the same as our definition of small. It's frustrating.  We have my parents' old (they'd had it for ...

How to combat summer learning loss #zoobeanexpert

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Have you ever taken a vacation from work or a hobby, and then you came back and your brain drew a blank at the most simplest of tasks? It's normal for our minds to need to adjust, and get back in the swing of things. Children go through this exact same experience during the summer ...