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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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4 Tips to Help Busy Moms Make it Through Thanksgiving

November 19, 2014
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As most busy moms know all too well, putting aside daily work and home responsibilities to clean and decorate the house and then shop for the turkey and trimmings for Thanksgiving is a feat, if not impossible. Instead, Moms’ already-full to do lists overflow with tasks in anticipation of the in-law arrival and 20-pound bird […]

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The Various Reasons Behind Home Remodeling

November 7, 2014

Have you ever considered remodeling your house but you are hesitant to do so? If you are still confused, then you must be enlightened with the right reasons to reconstruct a house. Before contacting your trusted home remodeling contractor, take a quick review on these listed rationales for undergoing home remodeling. For Eco- Friendly Purposes […]

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Five Tips to Help Busy Families Be Unstoppable

November 6, 2014

(Family Features) When the whole family is on the go, it’s important to try to maximize time spent together as much as possible. Olympic gold medal figure skater and mom of two Kristi Yamaguchi knows how to be unstoppable –  both on and off the ice – and has developed some tips to help balance […]

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Kid-Friendly Snacks to Nourish Mind and Tummy

November 4, 2014

(Family Features) Parents don’t often encourage their children to play with their food. However, when snack time offers the opportunity to nourish both the body and the mind, that’s a treat any parent would be glad to serve their little ones. Learning and snacking together Invite the kids into the kitchen and take snack time […]

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7 Ways to Monitor Your Kids

November 3, 2014
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You pay the cost to be the boss, so you deserve the right to know what your children are doing when their hands are tapping away at the screens of their favorite electronic devices. But there’s only one problem: he or she may using these gadgets when you’re not around and you may not have […]

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Look & Feel Younger: Adopt These 5 Healthy Habits

October 25, 2014
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Motherhood can really do a number on your self image. From the frequent night wakings to dealing with body issues, it’s all too easy to lose that youthful resolve you used to have. Thankfully, with a little perspective and a lot of intention, there are some simple habits you can adopt right now to start […]

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You Nailed It: Tips for perfectly pretty nails

October 21, 2014

(Family Features) Nails have become the ultimate form of self-expression in beauty. From classic French manicures and gel finishes to elaborate designs and bold neons, nails reflect your own unique style. This season, make sure your tips are healthy and perfectly polished to enhance your overall appearance. Polish Your Look Whether you want a pop […]

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Wantable Accessories Box October 2014

October 20, 2014

Once again Wantable did a fantastic job on the Accessories Box! Products in the box: Emily Maynard Haley Silver Earrings, Retail Value $50 Zena Earrings, Retail Value $16 Carissa Necklace, Retail Value $14 Tessa Bracelet, Retail Value $18 The Wantable Accessories Box costs $36 a month or $40 for one box. This box had a […]

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Fashion-Forward Frames for Fall

October 16, 2014

(Family Features) While there’s no magic way to transform your appearance overnight, you can freshen up your look through your eyewear. If you’ve worn the same glasses for years, a simple frame change can revitalize your face and style – and even take years off of you. For example, if you typically wear simple metal […]

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PS4 Games Kids Won’t Want To Stop Playing (Or Learning From)

October 9, 2014
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Have you ever wished video games had a handy list of educational benefits on the back of the box? It would make buying games for kids much easier. Unfortunately, words like “educational” and “learning” tend to be synonymous with “boring” and “uncool,” as far as young people are concerned. Although the following PlayStation 4 games […]

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3 Tips on Throwing a Festive and Healthy Halloween Party

October 2, 2014
3 Tips on Throwing a Festive and Healthy Halloween Party

When I was a little girl, I looked forward to Halloween almost as much as my birthday and Christmas. While I loved dressing up as a witch or kitty and heading out trick-or-treating with my friends, I especially loved the piles of M&Ms, candy corn and Tootsie Pops that I would collect and consume during […]

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September Favorites

October 1, 2014
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Wearable fall fashion trends

September 25, 2014
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Styles seen on the world’s most watched runways do not find their way into the wardrobes of those who operate outside the fashion industry. Some of the more artistic or unusual fashions displayed by top designers could be too extravagant for the average night on the town. But borrowing elements of runway creations can help […]

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