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Monster nTune Headphones help kids stay connected – Plus GIVEAWAY

November 4, 2015
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Being a kid isn't easy. From practicing spelling words and learning fractions to trying to make friends and interact with siblings, there is always something to stress them out. To help kids fuel up for school and engage them throughout the year, Monster has partnered with Kellogg’s to empower their personality and keep them excited […]

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A Lazy Girl’s Fashion Guide

November 3, 2015
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Let’s just face it – getting ready for a party of any sort is an ordeal. First, you’re going to have to pick a good outfit. Next, you’re going to have to match accessories to said outfit. Then, it’s all about the makeup, the hair, the shoes, and everything else that nobody will really care […]

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The iPad free summer

August 5, 2015
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My love of technology began early. I had an IBM PC Jr. and an Atari 2600. I was in heaven. Between Ghostbusters and Space Invaders I was never lacking in electronic entertainment. I don’t want to brag, but I have almost saved the princess in Super Mario Bros. and almost made it to the final […]

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5 Freezer Hacks that Save Time & Money

July 10, 2015

Get ahead of back-to-school season with a food storage plan As much as 30 to 40 percent of all food in North America is wasted, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. That’s about 20 pounds per person every month! In terms of money, that’s an alarming $165 billion in wasted food annually, according to […]

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How to create a luxurious bedroom

June 16, 2015
How to create a luxurious bedroom  As a place to relax, unwind and escape life’s stresses and strains, your bedroom should represent the ultimate in luxury. Don’t worry if your boudoir doesn’t yet fit the bill. The following simple changes should help you to transform this space into a haven of indulgence and comfort. Select the best possible bedding Given that we spend a third of our lives asleep, there’s no room for second best when it comes to bedding. To complete your room to perfection, you’ll need the perfect duvets, pillows and sheets. If you’re not sure which versions to go for, it’s worth doing some research online. For example, specialist providers like Julian Charles offer advice on the most suitable pillow and duvet fillings according to your preferred sleeping position and whether or not you have any allergies. For a cosy, sumptuous sleeping experience, natural fillings like feather and down could be ideal. On the other hand, if you’d prefer more support or you want lightweight bedding that can be washed regularly, synthetic materials such as hollowfibre or microfiber may be better. Meanwhile, when it comes to your sheets, it’s hard to beat Egyptian cotton. Take your time when choosing your bedding and make sure you select top-quality versions that will help to make your sleeping experiences extra special. Control light levels with blackout curtains Another top bedroom design tip is to select window dressings that give you complete control over light levels. Whether you fancy sleeping in on a summer morning or you need a nap during the day, blackout curtains can come in handy. These accessories allow you to block out any light from outside, meaning you can carry on snoozing regardless of how sunny it is. These curtains can also help you to keep your boudoir cool during the summer and warm in winter. Clear the clutter It’s impossible to relax if you’re surrounded by clutter, so effective storage is a must. By making sure you have enough closet, cupboard and drawer space, you should be able to keep your room tidy at all times. If you’re a little short on square footage, look for imaginative solutions. For example, select beds that offer plenty of storage underneath and take advantage of full-height closets and shelves. Add those all-important finishing touches Once you’ve sorted these bedroom basics, it’s time to think about those all-important finishing touches that can help to set this space apart. Some scented candles or reed diffusers can give your boudoir an alluring aroma, and the addition of stylish cushions and throws should give this room an added sense of opulence. Attractive artwork can also make a welcome addition to these areas. By following design tips like these, you should be able to create a luxurious bedroom that you can be proud of.

  As a place to relax, unwind and escape life’s stresses and strains, your bedroom should represent the ultimate in luxury. Don’t worry if your boudoir doesn’t yet fit the bill. The following simple changes should help you to transform this space into a haven of indulgence and comfort. Select the best possible bedding Given […]

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Wantable Accessories Box May 2015

May 20, 2015

Wantable Accessories Box Products in the box: Leilani Necklace, $26 Arin Earrings, $12 Chelsey Earrings, $17 Avril Necklace, $32 Total box cost $40, Total box value $87 Check out Wantable here.

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5 rules for when insomnia strikes

April 23, 2015
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Experts suggest that most adults need around eight hours of sleep a night. This does vary, but regularly failing to get enough shuteye can quickly takes its toll on your health. In the short term, a lack of sleep can cause tiredness, problems concentrating and a short temper. If it continues, insomnia can increase your […]

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Wantable Accessories Box April 2015

April 17, 2015

This was an amazing Wantble Accessories Box! Products in the box: Ciarra Earrings, $14 Charlie Bracelet, $18 Jessa Necklace, $21 Anne Necklace, $24 Total Box Cost $40, Box Value $77 – Check out Wantable here.

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Age of Adaline – GIVEAWAY

April 16, 2015
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Age of Adaline will be released on April 24, 2015. After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman [Blake Lively] has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones [Michiel Huisman] reignites her […]

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Birchbox Man April 2015

April 9, 2015
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Birchbox Man was Mad Men inspired this month. It’s $20 a month. Products in the box: Tommy John Cool Cotton Trunk, Full Size $29 The boyfriend says these are super comfortable. Flattering fit. Billy Jealousy Illicit Pearlized Body Wash, Full Size $20, Sample Value $2.50 This smells great! Not sure if the boyfriend will use […]

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Simple ways to make your house a home

April 1, 2015
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Getting the keys to a new property can be a great feeling. The only trouble is, it can take weeks, months or even longer before your house starts to feel like a home – and until it does, it might be impossible to really relax in the place. Luckily, help is at hand. By following […]

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Tulsa Bowling – Win one of 400 Prizes!

March 31, 2015
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Main Event Entertainment, the fastest-growing bowling-anchored entertainment center in America, is celebrating its 20th location opening right here in Tulsa at the end of April with a social media contest and chance for Main Event fans to win free fun. To enter for a chance to win, follow Main Event @MainEvent on Twitter and  @MainEventEntertainment on Instagram.  Retweet […]

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3 Healthy Diet Plans That Will Help You Shed Those Extra Kilos

March 28, 2015
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Weight loss plans revolve around healthy eating, regular exercise and disciplined lifestyle habits. It is easy to lose weight when you eat healthy and wholesome meals in controlled portions. In fact it is possible to shed pounds if you follow a lean and nourishing diet, and many dieters report weight loss even without exercise. Liquid […]

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Haul – Fashion and Makeup CVS, Kohl’s, White House Black Market

March 27, 2015
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Wantable Accessories March 2015

March 18, 2015

Wantable has changed the way they are doing the subscription boxes a bit. Before it was $36 a month for subscribers and $40 for a one time box. Now your first box is $40. If you keep all the items you get a $4 credit on your next box making it $36. You can still […]

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6 Signs That You Might Be Wearing The Wrong Type of Bra

March 14, 2015

 Let’s talk about bras. They can be surprisingly tricky things. If you’ve never really taken time to investigate and understand your breast type, or if you’ve never really hunted for a comfortable fit, then you might want to read along.   It’s easy to wind up with an improperly fitted bra, it isn’t easy to […]

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Wantable Accessories Box February 2015

February 18, 2015

This box cost $36 and was worth $75. Check out Wantable here.

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Get Started Now on Spring Cleaning

February 17, 2015
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Warmer temperatures and longer hours of sunlight can recharge energy levels. Upon the arrival of spring, homeowners dust off their to-do lists and charge ahead with renewed vigor. But before homeowners can get started on renovation projects, many must tame the existing mess that may have built up over the winter. Spring is a great […]

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4 Creative Ideas to Repurpose Old Stuff

February 9, 2015
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4 Creative Ideas to Repurpose Old Stuff Guest Post By Millie Rainer Repurposing is a way of life for most of us DIY enthusiasts. And it’s a nice one at that. Repurposing allows you to reuse old stuff, refrain from unnecessary buying and find new uses for things. This translates into a more creative, clutter […]

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What’s Your Kitchen Style?

February 5, 2015

With so many styles of kitchens and cabinets, it can sometimes be hard to decide on a favorite. You may see kitchens in each style and agree that they are all beautiful in their own way. But which is the style you would choose for your own home? Aside from the look of each style, […]

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Luxurious Laundry Room Transformations

January 29, 2015

(Family Features) When decorating a home, there are endless possibilities to make each room a chic oasis. The laundry room can be upgraded to exude personality and design flair so it becomes a more enjoyable place to spend time in. From the color palette or patterns on the walls to the floors under foot and […]

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SexyBox Subscription Review

January 26, 2015

You can check out SexyBox here. Use the code VALENTINE40 to get your first box for $17.99.

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Revitalize Forgotten Furniture with a Simple DIY Transformation

January 22, 2015

(Family Features) Putting your own flair into an old piece of furniture or thrift store find is a creative and budget-friendly way to transform unused items into personal treasures. Refinishing old tables, chairs and other wooden items can instill new life, making these pieces functional and contemporary once more. Whether you’re repurposing a piece entirely, […]

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Wantable Accessories January 2015

January 21, 2015

Last month’s box was disappointing but this month Wantable did a great job with one exception. Products in the box: Harlow Ring, $16 I love this ring! I like the details and it fits great. Becca Ring, $16 This ring is actually silver but the lighting keeps making it look gold. I love the unique […]

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Simple Tips Keep Clutter at Bay

January 20, 2015

(Family Features) If yours is like the average American household, you have amassed a collection of unorganized stuff, tucked away in piles or behind closed doors to deal with “later.” Establishing good organization habits and creating proper storage areas can transform that chaos now and set the stage for less mess in the future. Following […]

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Simple Tips for Easy Kitchen Clean Up

January 15, 2015

(Family Features) From rushed morning breakfasts to hurried dinners, the kitchen is often the busiest room in the home. But with all of this activity comes a world of messes. For busy moms, cleaning up spills and splatters can be a job in itself, especially when kids are involved. From installing kitchen features that make […]

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Create a Clutter-Free Crafting Zone

January 13, 2015

(Family Features) When creative inspiration strikes, you need to seize the moment and create. But if supplies are strewn from one end of the house to the other and clutter reigns, you may battle a real cramp in creativity. Even for the most free-thinking minds, a little organization can go a long way to let […]

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Create a Fully Loaded Laundry Room

January 8, 2015

(Family Features) Today’s technology makes those pesky tasks of washing, drying and folding your beloved garments easier than ever before. Gain inspiration for a laundry room update with cutting-edge solutions that work hard to get your clothes squeaky clean and may even make the chore fun. Laundry room meets entertainment center Newly constructed homes are […]

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Control the Clutter with Drop Zones

January 6, 2015

(Family Features) After returning home from a long day at work, a weekend soccer tournament or an all-day shopping excursion, it’s natural to want to drop everything and relax. However, literally dropping everything can cause a tremendous amount of clutter in the home, leading to stress, misplaced items and wasted time. To eliminate the clutter […]

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December 30, 2014
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This was a great year for Dishwater Dreams and I thank you for coming by as often as you do to check out what is going on in my little world! These are the top 10 reader favorites from the blog this year. #10 – Chili’s Cinnamon Apples recipe #9 Movie Review – The Lego […]

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Wantable Accessories Box, December 2014

December 22, 2014

This is the first Wantable Accessories box I have been disappointed in. Products in the box: Brooke Ring, $18 These stackable rings are nice. They almost fit my ring finger. I would wear them without the gold. Claire Bracelet $14 This is the only item in the box I love. It fits well and I […]

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Enjoy High Quality, Low Stress Dinners at Home

December 16, 2014

<img id=”mainimage” src=”http://www.familyfeatures.com/ContentSectionFileHandler.ashx?id=6904&fieldId=2&datacol=SECTION_IMAGE”/><p>(Family Features) With today’s busy schedules, it’s not always easy finding time to shop for ingredients, prepare and serve a homemade meal. Fortunately, you don’t need to sacrifice quality, taste or variety to find&nbsp;convenient and delicious dinner solutions to enjoy.&nbsp;</p> <p>Keep reading for ideas on how to create a delectable dinner without any […]

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Easy-to-Make Italian Meals

December 10, 2014

(Family Features) In an effort to squeeze in valuable time together, more families are zooming past the drive-thru and heading home to the table for simpler, satisfying and more wholesome dinners. Busy schedules can make dinnertime a challenge for many families. With sports practices, dance rehearsals and after-school activities galore, many parents are doing well […]

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Take the Stress out of Holiday Shopping

December 4, 2014
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Between your regular daily activities and all the parties and family obligations, the days leading up to Christmas seem to fly by at a frenetic pace. And somehow in all that, you still have to find time to get your holiday shopping done. These tips and techniques can help relieve stress and keep you on […]

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Tree-ific Holiday Treats with Kids

December 2, 2014

Trim the Tree Cupcakes (Family Features) For many adults, the holidays are transformed by the chance to experience the wonders of the season through the eyes of children. There’s no better way to elicit a merry twinkle all around than by creating festive holiday treats together in the kitchen. Getting kids involved in holiday baking […]

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Wantable Accessories Box November 2014

November 21, 2014

The Wantable Accessories box is one of my favorite subscription boxes! Products in the box: Clarissa Earrings, $16 Tracey Bracelet $14 Sara Earrings $14 Janey Necklace $24 The Wantable Accessories subscription costs $36 a month or $40 for a one time box. This box was worth $68. Check out Wantable here.

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