Essential Oils for Family

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What Are Essential Oils? Essential oils are natural, concentrated,  fragrant compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of a plant.  Essential oils have been used historically for therapeutic and medicinal purposes.  They are most recently know for the use in aromatherapy.  Essential oils can be used aromatically, topically and internally.  I ...

Baby Shower on a Budget

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Throwing a baby shower doesn't have to mean big bucks spent. You really need 3 main components: food, atmosphere and guests (friends and family). Once you have those main components and a willing guest of honor, you're good to go. Well, maybe not that simple. Chances are, you have a budget of some sort for ...

Four Cool Ways to Celebrate College Graduation

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Attending college is one of the hardest yet most rewarding things you can do in your life. If you go straight to college from high school, you are already used to getting up early, cramming for those exams and taking them every semester. If you have a break from going to high school and then ...

New Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal + Allergy vacuum available at Best Buy

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There are 6 things that make my house in need of a vacuum daily (really, at least twice daily) Exhibit 1: Tobey. Exhibit 2: Rosabeth (Rosie) Exhibit 3, 4, 5: The kids. Exhibit 6: The husband. An oldie but goodie, when we were a million years and 3 kids ago younger) I suppose I count too...but since I'm home full time, I feel like I ...

Winter weather and your car

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Today's important message is..... Don’t Let Winter Weather Wreck Your Car  The freezing temperatures, frigid winds and piles of ice and snow that winter brings can wreak havoc on any car. Periodic checks allow you to make the small adjustments needed to prevent major repairs (and accidents). Think of it this way.  When the seasons change, we generally ...

What Is Your Holiday Decorating Style? #BestDressedHome

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Kmart And Sears Want To Know: What Is Your Holiday Decorating Style? ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Fa la la la la la la la la!"  What does jolly look like in (or out of) your home? Have you decorated for Christmas yet? While some people are procrastinators, others have had their decorations up since ...

7 Winter Driving Tips

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Arrive Safely With These Seven Winter Driving Tips This post brought to you by Kelley Blue Book. The content and opinions expressed below are that of thismamaloves. As the kids transition from their summer to their school routines, our weather does a major transition of its own. Those dog days of summer are replaced by that cool crispness ...

Holiday Poinsettia Paper Wreath Tutorial

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We've all seen those beautiful Paper Wreath tutorials on Pinterest.  I have loved them for months but haven't set aside the time to make one or been able to decide what look I wanted...book pages, bright summer colors, or sheet music.  Recently our friends at Staples asked us to go shopping for a few Staples ...

Fluid for your car

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We're going to just add the liquids in your cars to the list of things I never paid much attention to. Except for wiper fluid and gas, of course. Those I pay attention to. (My husband tells me I have used more wiper fluid since he's met me than most people use in a lifetime. ...

How to select an air filter #HealthierHome

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Fall is here, and winter's coming fast-  I’ve spent lots of time preparing. Switching out summer/fall clothes for their warmer counterparts, and pulling out decorations to fit the season. I’ve also spent A LOT of time dusting. Not going to lie, it kind of grosses me out to see all of the dust I’ve been kicking ...