Small living space design: Living Room

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I am so excited to tell you all that our tough-to-decorate living room is now functional- and BEAUTIFUL. Small living space design is possible- it's just something you  need to be (very) creative with. Our once awkward living room space that was short on style, function and seating is now beautiful, functional and has plenty ...

5 Reasons to Choose a Video Baby Monitor #VTechSafeandSound

5 reasons to choose video baby monitor

Every parent has wished for eyes in the back of their head, usually on a daily (or hourly basis).  We’ve all often wished we could be in two places at once as well.  A Video Baby Monitor can help you out on both of those wishes!  Life is busy, and we need to stop, look, ...

4 ways to get your family to drink more water

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Keeping your family hydrated properly is an important daily task.  There are so many energy drinks, sodas and juices on the market but the best way to get hydrated is with water.  Yep.  Water.  It's what our bodies need! 4 ways to get your family to drink more water Set an Example Some days I really want to ...

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 ...

{Red, White &} Blue Velvet Cupcakes Recipe #MyDawnSummer

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This weekend was so super busy for us.  In the midst of 4 soccer games, a baseball game and a dance recital, we had one kid at a slumber party and Father's Day to celebrate, plus Flag Day and Softball and Baseball night at the New Britain Rock Cats. It's summer! Summer's pretty hectic for ...

5 Great Plants for Fairy Gardens

5 Great Plants for Fairy Gardens

5 Great Plants for Fairy Gardens   Planning a Fairy Garden can be a lot of fun! There are so many great accessories from cute little cottages and houses to working ponds and teeny tiny veggie gardens. You can even have wire or wooden furniture for your fairies to relax in after a tough day of bossing ...

10 Ways to Get Allergy Relief at Home #HealthierHome

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Happy spring!  Happy pollen season! For many of us, spring means enjoying open windows, fresh cut grass...for just as many, spring means allergies flaring up and discomfort. While we can't necessarily rid ourselves of allergens, there are ways to get some allergy relief at home. 10 Ways to get Allergy Relief at Home 1. Close the windows. Yes, close ...

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

Money saving thermostat

Have you ever wished for a smart thermostat? You know, when you get to work and realize you didn't remember to turn down the heat and no one will be home until super late that night?   Honeywell sent us their Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat for this review.  This thermostat is easy to install and quick to register.  ...

Going green in the bathroom #Moms4JNJConsumer

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Happy Earth Month, my friends. We try to make all months Earth Month, but especially in April, it's good to raise awareness and see what's going on in the world to protect this beautiful planet we live on.This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and ...

5 tips for hosting a garden party

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Hosting a garden party can be tons of fun. Garden parties are great because they are almost always laid back and casual. Kind of like a perfect ladies' night. I have this idea in my head that I want to have a Garden Party with my girlfriends this spring. Parties are fun. Parties have food. ...