Get Ready With Me: Tartelette Palette

January 28, 2015

I am just really loving this palette! Check out this look I did today.

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BOOK REVIEW: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

January 27, 2015
orphan train

This book has been on my reading list for a long time. I just wasn’t sure what to expect so I didn’t pick it up for a while. But I’m so glad I did. Orphan Train is the story of two orphans with a drastic age difference. I will admit that I was much more […]

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SexyBox Subscription Review

January 26, 2015
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You can check out SexyBox here. Use the code VALENTINE40 to get your first box for $17.99.

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Sunday Stash and Standouts

January 25, 2015
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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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Birchbox January 2015

January 19, 2015
Birchbox January 2015

January’s Birchbox Products in the box: Dr. Jart Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45+, Full Size $39, Sample Value $5.20 I have never had luck with BB creams. They always make my face feel oily. I’ll give this a try though. Essentiel Elements Wake Up Rosemary Body Lotion, Full Size $19, Sample Value $3.56 I really […]

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Sunday Stash and Standouts

January 18, 2015
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ipsy Glam Bag January 2015

January 16, 2015

January’s ipsy Glam Bag Products in the bag: Hikari Mechanical Eye Liner in Storm, Full Size $13 I’m not really impressed with this eye liner. I like the color but its not a very soft cream. It pulls and the color doesn’t come out well unless you use some pressure. La Fresh Eco-Beauty Be Good. […]

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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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Purple Smokey Eye Tutorial with Kat Von D’s Interstellar Palette

January 14, 2015
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Let me know if you want to see more tutorials from this palette!

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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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Kat Von D’s Inner*Stellar Palette Review and Swatches

January 12, 2015
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I am so in love with this palette! What do you think?

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Sunday Stash and Standouts plus a FAIL

January 11, 2015

This is the second week in a row I’ve had a fail.

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Current Foundation Routine

January 9, 2015

My current foundation routine. What is your favorite foundation?

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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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Finish 6 by Christmas FINAL

January 2, 2015
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I finally finished my first project pan!

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Books Read in 2014

December 31, 2014
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My goal this year was to read 30 books. 1. The Kite Runner 2. The Book Thief 3. The Chaperone 4. Warm Bodies 5. Spider Bones 6. The Making of Nebraska Brown – Review 7. Reconstructing Amelia – Review 8. Here and Again – Review 9. The Never Never Sisters – Review 10. Fallen Beauty […]

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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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Sunday Stash and Standouts plus a FAIL

December 21, 2014
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Birchbox Man, December 2014

December 18, 2014

Wow this month’s Birchbox Man smelled good! Products in the box: Coolife Le Premier Parfum, Retail Value $175, Sample Value $17.50 This smells wonderful. It is very strong though. A little goes a long way. Ryan and I both love this scent. But wow is it expensive! Nice Laundry Socks, Retail Value $49 for 6 […]

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Ipsy Glam Bag December 2014

December 17, 2014
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This month’s Ipsy Glam Bag was disappointing. Every time I get a disappointing bag the next month is amazing though. So I’m looking forward to January. Products in the bag: Bumble and Bumble Straight Blow Dry, Retail Value $29, Sample Value $2.90 I am excited to try this product, but it is unlikely that I […]

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Enjoy High Quality, Low Stress Dinners at Home

December 16, 2014

<img id=”mainimage” src=””/><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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Sweet & Smoky Roast Chicken

December 11, 2014
sweet and smoky roast chicken

From Chef Matt Gordon Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 75 minutes Servings: 4-6   Chicken brine: 1/3       cup kosher salt 1/4       cup granulated sugar 1/4       cup brown sugar 4          sprigs fresh thyme 8          cloves garlic 1          tablespoon peppercorns 1          lemon, sliced 1          whole chicken (2.5-4 pounds), […]

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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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Cheerios Christmas Trees

November 25, 2014
Cheerios Christmas Trees

Prep time: 45 minutes Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Servings: 18 6          cups Honey Nut Cheerios cereal 6          tablespoons butter or margarine 4 1/2    cups miniature marshmallows Betty Crocker green gel food color Betty Crocker red cinnamon decors or sliced gumdrops   Line cookie sheet with waxed paper.   Pour cereal […]

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Favorite Makeup Brushes

November 24, 2014
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