My House Rules for 2014

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Happy New Year's Eve, my friends. I can't believe that 2013 is coming to a close! Our year was full of ups and downs as each year has been, but nothing overly exciting.  Which is a good thing. Many of our friends had some devastating  years and for them, I hope 2014 brings a quieter ...

6 Ways to Go Green in 2014: Sponsored Video

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This post and video with ways to go green in 2014 are sponsored by Tetra Pak. Everyone's making New Year's resolutions to go green in 2014. It might seem overwhelming at first, but it doesn't have to be! Take baby steps - make small changes - and you'll be going green in no time. Follow these ...

10 Ways to Save on Electric Bills

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That's right, my friends.  You can save money on your electric bills.  There are a lot of things you can do that don't take  a lot of effort, but can really make a big impact when that bill comes through! This post with 10 ways to save on electric bills is brought to you by ...

Personalizing Holiday Memories #PCHoliday

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This is a sponsored post with Provide Commerce and the Social Media Chicks. All opinions are my own. Christmas is such a special time of year for so many of us.  There are so many memories wrapped up in the whole idea of the holidays.  Personalizing holiday memories is one way to give those memories another ...

How to Save Money on Contact Lenses

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Many people often choose glasses over contact lenses because of the cost. Glasses are generally cheaper than contact lenses and last longer. However, some people choose contact lenses over glasses for aesthetic reasons. Unfortunately, the lifespan of contact lenses is rather slim, if you do not know a few pointers that will help you to ...

Decoration Ideas for a Busy Family

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Family life can be hectic, there’s no doubt about it. Nowadays, everyone is on the go. When it comes to decorating your house you can’t just select what might be the most aesthetically pleasing, you also need options that will make your life easier. Here are a few decoration ideas to consider from our friends ...

On Kittens, Catbearding and Cat Litter #ClubFreshStep

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If you haven't met them yet, we have two new family members in our house.  They are brother and sister, born in early June of this year, and their names are Rosabeth (named by our 4 year old) and Lloyd (as in LEGO Ninjago Lloyd). We recently got some Fresh Step  cat litter to try ...

No one leaves the lights on anymore (#Giveaway 5 winners)

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Last month, I introduced you to the awesome that is the Lutron Occupancy Sensor Switch.  I also introduced you to my um...lack of attention to details at times...and you all got an inside look into the mess I made of things.  Happily, I have an amazing and talented husband who's able to fix things for ...

How to install stair gates

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This is a guest post from Ryan, dad of 2 and owner of Safe Nest Babyproofing Atlanta.  He's written this article about how to install stair gates for my readers. One of the most common questions I get as a professional babyproofer is about how to install stair gates. Once the excitement of a child starting ...

New Wave Enviro Litter Free Lunch

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New Wave Enviro sent me a Litter Free Lunch kit and some Seriously Save Stainless Steel Food containers to try out.  We are always trying to find ways to make less waste and be kind to the environment.  These products are BPA-free, litter free and stylish too.  I received the bag in swirls with green ...