Rudolph turns 50 #Rudolph50 #ShineBright #giveaway

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the longest-running and highest-rated holiday TV special of all time, and it is inarguably a beloved part of the American holiday tradition.   This year is the 50th anniversary of the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  Yes, the sort-of fuzzy and very dated little reindeer with the bright red nose who ...

Egg Nog Cookie Recipe

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This is one of my favorite cookie recipes of the season- If you run eagerly to the refrigerated section of your grocery store at the first hint of the holidays looking for Egg Nog the way I do then you are going to love this recipe for Egg Nog Cookies with Egg Nog Icing.  The ...

5 Things First Time Cruisers Should Know

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Taking a cruise for the first time can be a very exciting experience! It's a vacation option like no other, and you'll likely want to make the most of your time. Read on to find out what first time cruisers should know so their first travels aboard a ship are enjoyable! 5 Things First Time Cruisers ...

White Chocolate Cranberry Almond Bark

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This White Chocolate Cranberry Almond Bark is a delicious addition to your Christmas baking, right alongside the traditional peppermint bark. It could not be simpler to make and is easy to customize with your favorite flavors and ingredients. This is my particular favorite since the dried cranberries and almonds pair amazingly with white chocolate. Add ...

40 Weeks movie follows 15 moms through pregnancy #40WeeksMovie

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Being pregnant is one of the coolest, weirdest, amazing, awe inspiring, scary, blissful, terrifying things that a human being can experience. It's like nothing else and really, there isn't much that can prepare you for it.  When you think about it, it SHOULD be that way.  We are growing tiny human beings, after all!  I've ...

Help for really dry skin #Vaseline

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vaseline for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I have such dry, scaly skin in cold weather months.  I actually refer to it as elephant skin (and I'm not sure why because I've not actually rubbed an elephant's skin ever!).  I hate it.  It's embarrassing ...

Getting kids to have healthy habits

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You know the saying "You get more flies with sugar than vinegar?" Of course you do. Well, guess what? It works with children too! When it comes to getting my children to do something, I have a few options. I can scream until I'm blue in the face (done that)… Threaten punishment and loss of privileges (happens more often than ...

American Girl Orlando, Fl. Opening

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I was lucky enough to get a chance to visit the unofficial opening of the  American Girl Doll’s 18th retail store  in Orlando, Fl. this week (The grand opening is Saturday November 15th, 2014).  American Girl was begun as a mail order only company in 1986 by Pleasant Rowland and opened its first retail store ...

Get more for your money at Kmart #MoreChristmas #KClub

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I'm conflicted about Black Friday shopping. I love to get the great deals, whenever I can, but don’t much care for the crowded shopping centers, long lines, and large doses of pure and utter madness that I’ve come to associate with this shopping day. But... then, sometimes the pure and utter madness is fun. And yet... ...

Cork Angel Ornament

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Do you love crafting your own holiday ornaments? If so, this cork angel ornament is the perfect project for you to try. You can make your own cork angel ornament using just a cork and a few other easy to find supplies. As you can see, the end result is too sweet to miss. Take ...