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

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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

tips for hosting a garden party

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. ...

5 ways to save time for Easter dinner #HoneyBakedHost #Giveaway

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Easter is just a few weeks away.  I'm excited to partner with HoneyBaked Ham to bring you this post with ways to save time for Easter Dinner.  Prepping holiday meals can be very time consuming and time isn't something most people have a lot of these days. I keep thinking about my sister who almost ...

Sponsored Video: The Hair Clog Eliminator

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I've never had a lot of hair come off my head.  Or rather, I never did , until about 4 months post-partum with kid #1. That's when things got ugly. I had no idea I was shedding hair like crazy. I mean, I've never had particularly long hair so it just wasn't on my radar? But my ...

Get sharpie off a stuffed animal #BizChallenge #ad

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This post about how to get sharpie off a stuffed animal is brought to you by Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator. All opinions are 100% mine. So my four year old, she really likes to color. It's rare to see her without a crayon, pencil or marker in her hand.  We've always been really diligent about ...