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Rental Decorating – Living Room Tour

April 24, 2014
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You asked for it so here it is! This is a tour of my apartment living room and how I’ve decorated with the restrictions apartments put on you.

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3 Ways to Take Care of your Health Naturally

April 23, 2014
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Each year brings upon newer and faster options for complete health and wellness. Fad diets, 5-minute workouts and miracle pills promise perfection in a flash. But proper care of the mind, body and soul takes more than a quick fix. Forget magic potions—gain control of your health the natural way and end the crash diet […]

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Julep Maven May Selections

April 22, 2014
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It’s time to make your Julep Maven selections for May! I LOVE the new Fresh Twist line. It’s going to be tough to decide this month. Boho Glam has a jet-set blue creme and a golden lilac tulle shimmer. Bombshell has a golden pink taffeta shimmer and a golden apricot shimmer. Classic with a Twist […]

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Big Fat Failure

April 21, 2014
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Today is one of those days where I feel like a big fat failure. My usually optimistic, we can do it attitude is just tired. I’m tired. Most days I do feel optimistic and happy. But today I look at my children and can’t seem to look past all of the ways I disappoint them. […]

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Quick and Easy Spring Look (Tutorial Included for Hooded Eyes)

April 21, 2014
Kat von D spring look

Today’s video is a fun but easy spring look. Products in this video: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Kat von D Esperanza Palette Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Psychedelic Sister Buxom Hold the Line Waterproof Eyeliner in Call Me – jet black Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in Jet Black Too Faced Better […]

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Oscar Mayer goes BOLD

April 21, 2014
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Thank you to Oscar Mayer for sending an inspiration kit! Everyone in our house likes their sandwiches completely different. But there is one thing we can finally agree on. Oscar Mayer‘s Delifresh BOLD Maple Honey Ham. When we get home from karate on Saturdays, everyone is starving! Usually I have to pull out three different kinds […]

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5 Ways to Slash Your Energy Bill

April 20, 2014
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If every homeowner in America replaced one ordinary light bulb with an energy-smart bulb, the nation would save about $600 million in energy costs a year, ENERGY STAR reports. Of course, you’d see some of those savings in your power bill. If you’re a homeowner who’d like to lower your home’s energy consumption, consider making […]

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Best Cardio Songs for 2014

April 19, 2014
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I periodically update my music on workout playlists because I just get tired of hearing the same songs. Here is my updated playlist for cardio workouts! What is on your playlist?

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With American Well, Doctors are Making House Calls Again

April 17, 2014
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Well. When you child gets sick, it is almost always in the middle of the night or on the weekend, right? When you need to go to the doctor, you just don’t make it in because you simply don’t have time. This is […]

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Laura Mercier vs e.l.f. undereye setting powders

April 16, 2014
Laura Mercier vs e.l.f. undereye setting powders

Which came out on top? Products in this video: Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder, $24 at Sephora.com e.l.f. Studio HD Undereye Setting Powder, $3 at eyeslipsface.com Which do you like better?

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10 Things You Need This Spring

April 15, 2014
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1. A Colorful Suit A colorful suit gives you so many possibilities for outfits! Wear the pieces separately to make new looks all Spring! 2. Bright Lips Bright lips are everywhere! The color of the year is Radiant Orchid after all. Try Milani, Maybelline Vivids, or Sephora. 3. A Blender To make smoothies of course. […]

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Wantable Accessories Box Review April 2014

April 14, 2014
Wantable Accessories April 2014 - Dishwater Dreams

This is the 3rd month I have gotten the Wantable Accessories box. I have really enjoyed it every month and I wear everything I have gotten. This month is the best so far! Bethany Bracelet, Retail Value $21 The Bethany Bracelet features gunmetal chain and faceted onyx colored beads in a seamless stretch design. I […]

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Birchbox Review April 2014

April 13, 2014
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Birchbox gets 2nd place this month from my three beauty box subscriptions. Products in the box: Kind Healthy Grains, Maple and Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt, Retail Value $11.88 for 15 bars, Sample 1 bar, estimated value $.79 Reading the nutritional information, this is a healthy bar. It is gluten free and non GMO. However, […]

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Morning Skincare Routine

April 12, 2014
clinique liquid facial cleanser

Taking care of your skin only takes a few minutes twice a day. Here is my morning routine. Products in this video: Clinique Facial Soap Mild in Dry Combination, $16.50 Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3, $22.50 Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector, $39.50 Clinique All About Eyes Rich, $30-50 Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion in […]

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Wantable Intimates Review April 2014

April 12, 2014
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I was really happy with my Wantable Intimates box this month.  Head Over Heels Cami by Honeydew u hot pink, Retail Value $36 Miel soft bra in royal navy, Retail Value  $30 Pimatee Racer Back Tank in light pink, Retail Value $8.49 Steve Madden Boyfriend Briefs in Twilight, $22 Everything was super soft and comfortable and […]

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Sometimes You Have to Stop Getting Things Done

April 11, 2014
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Sometimes, you have to slow down. If you haven’t noticed, I do about 40,000 different things. I have a full time job, I blog, a lot. I have two kids that need to go to school, karate, and they are starting to have social activities as well. I lead a host team at church on […]

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Ipsy Glam Bag Review April 2014

April 11, 2014
Ipsy Glam Bag April 2014 - Dishwater Dreams

I got my Ipsy Glam Bag yesterday and I LOVE it! It is my favorite one so far. The Ipsy subscription isn’t a box, it’s a bag. And every month it comes in a different style bag. Last month’s was ok, but not really my style. This month, I adore the bag. I actually switched […]

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Balsamic Chicken and Veggies – Diabetic Friendly Recipe

April 10, 2014
Greek Chicken and Veggies

This is a super simple recipe that got rave reviews at my house. Ingredients: 1lb chicken thighs or breasts 1 small onion 1 medium yellow bell pepper 1/4 cup sliced Kalamata olives 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar salt and pepper Directions: 1. Marinate the chicken overnight or all day or for at least several hours in […]

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Throwback Thursday Handbag Sale Today Only

April 10, 2014
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Keep it classy with today’s Throwback Thursday for only $7.50! Cindy for Petite makes the perfect accessory for any event coming your way this spring! You can even pair her with our new cubic zirconia earrings to really complete your look! Cindy is on sale from 10am CST April 10 until 10am CST April 11 […]

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Beauty Box 5 April 2014

April 9, 2014
Beauty Box 5 April 2014

Products in the box: Jergens Natural Glow – 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer, Retail Value $9.99, est Sample value $2.10 I have looked at this in the store and wondered about it. I am bummed that the sample is for medium to tan skin when I am fair. I will probably try it and see […]

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Squarehue Subscription Review

April 9, 2014
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I am still on the hunt for the best nail polish ever. So I decided to give the Squarehue subscription a try when I got a coupon to get the first box for $5. Each month there is a theme based on a city. April was Amsterdam. Please don’t ask me to pronounce any of […]

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Gearing Up for Spring with HALLS

April 8, 2014
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If you are like me, spring means one thing. Allergies. In general, I don’t like the outdoors. In spring, I REALLY don’t like the outdoors. But this year, I have a plan! To gear up for spring, I started training to eventually run a 10K. I don’t have a specific date to achieve the 10K, […]

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Umba Subscription Box Review

April 8, 2014
Umba Calendar

I love finding unique items to decorate my apartment with. When you have limited real estate for display items, but a palette so bland you have to spice it up, finding those perfect items to showcase your style are the Holy Grail of decor. Sometimes I make my own decor items, sometimes I scour antique […]

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ModCloth Grab Bag Sale

April 7, 2014
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Everyone loves a juicy surprise and ModCloth has put together one of the sweetest! Starting today at 9am PST you can get a $50 grab bag with every $150 purchase! This delicious deal will only be around while supplies last, so don’t wait or you’ll miss out. Be sure to read the fine print – […]

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