My Perfume Collection

October 7, 2015
My Perfume Collection

I asked a while back on Instagram for video requests. This one popped up a lot!  

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Nailene Nails Review

October 5, 2015
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I broke a couple nails and was having trouble growing them out. I decided to try press on nails to see how they were now. I still remember how disappointing Lee Press-on Nails were when I was much younger. Check out my review video.  

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That time a TV show theme song made me sad

September 30, 2015
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Often, the things that cause us to have an emotional reaction are things we least expect and aren’t prepared for.   Last night I sat down for some much deserved relaxing time after the boys went to bed. The house was completely still and quiet. A swift breeze was blowing outside bringing in a cold […]

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Mac and Cheese Pot Pie

September 29, 2015
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Hello Dishwater Dreams readers, Kristin from Chef Boyardee here.  I am excited to be writing for Lindsey today!  Let me introduce myself. I live in Chicago with my Bichon Frise, Joey.  What I love most about the city is that there’s always something to do: grab drinks with friends, stroll along the Riverwalk, check out […]

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Brisket Over Briquets: Easy Ideas with Grilled Leftovers

August 25, 2015

Barbecue Benedict Grilled Greek Salad Pita with Beef Brisket Barbecue Beef Brisket (Family Features) Although brisket is generally regarded as a cool weather dish, you may be surprised how this ultimate comfort food works in delicious recipes that help you hang on to the fading days of summer. A traditional Barbecued Beef Brisket prepared low […]

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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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Hormel Rev Wraps for busy families plus SWEEPSTAKES

August 4, 2015
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My family and I recently discovered HORMEL® REV® Wraps at the grocery store. I am always on the hunt for easy snacks. I already have to make 3 meals a day. I don’t want complicated snacks! Plus, with all the activities we have and my on-the-go job as the editor of a newspaper, I want snacks that […]

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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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Grandma’s Kolachy Cookies

July 9, 2015
Grandma’s Kolachy Cookies

Today is National Sugar Cookie Day. Here is a great twist on the basic sugar cookie. Servings: 6 1/2 dozen cookies 1          package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1          cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 2          cups all-purpose flour 1          teaspoon Wilton Pure Vanilla Extract 1/2       teaspoon salt Poppy seed, apricot and strawberry pastry filling Confectioners’ […]

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Boxycharm June 2015

June 30, 2015
Boxycharm June 2015

Products in the box: Eslor Chlorophyll Lifting Mask, $38 Bellapierre Cosmetic Kabuki Brush, $29.99 Doucce Click Click Lipstick, $24 The Beauty Crop Lightening Crew Highlighting Cream, $16 ncLA Nail Lacquer, $16 Boxycharm costs $21 a month. This box was worth $124! Check out Boxycharm here. Check out past Boxycharm boxes.

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Ipsy Glam Bag June 2015

June 29, 2015
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Products in the bag: J. Cat Beauty Liptitude Hydrating Lip Stain in Hikilicious, Full Size $5.99 Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Full Size $36, Sample Value $9 BioRepublic SkinCare Sheet Mask Trio, Full Size $35.99 for 8, Sample Value $13.49 Glamierre Flat Top Concealer Brush, Full Size $5.95  tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon in Marimoto […]

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Wantable Makeup Box June 2015

June 17, 2015
Wantable Makeup June 2015

Products in the box: Spellbound Nail Lacquer in Jinx, Retail Value $14 *Not currently for sale on their website Pout Shout Lipstick in Pink Honey, Retail Value $15 *My swatch was MUCH brighter Doucce Liquid Deep Eye Liner, Retail Value $24 Vincent Longo PearlX Eyeshadow in Novalei, Retail Value $25 Total Box Cost $40, Value […]

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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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Birchbox June 2015

June 15, 2015
Birchbox June 2015

Products in the box: Davines SU Hair & Body Wash, Full Size $22.50, Sample Value $6.61 Harvey Prince Hello Body Cream, Full size $22, Sample Value $0.91 Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow, Full Size $27, Sample Value $4.05 Oribe Cote d’Azur Eau de Parfum, Full size $85, Sample Value $8.50 Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel, […]

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Sunday Stash

June 7, 2015
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May Empties

June 1, 2015
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Sunday Stash

May 31, 2015
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We Survived Another School Year

May 20, 2015
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We have survived another year of school. This year was another year of lots of changes. I’m continually amazed by the resilience of these boys. They live live with a grace and ease I wish I had. They changed schools in the middle of the year. Accepted that our family grew. Lost a beloved pet. […]

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Wantable Accessories Box May 2015

May 20, 2015
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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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Book Review: The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

May 19, 2015
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At the end of a long and useful life, Penelope Keeling’s prized possession is The Shell Seekers, painted by her father, and symbolizing her unconventional life, from bohemian childhood to wartime romance. When her grown children learn their grandfather’s work is now worth a fortune, each has an idea as to what Penelope should do. […]

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Wantable Makeup Box May 2015

May 18, 2015
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Wantable Make-up Box Products in the box: Frankie Rose 3 Shade Blush Enchant – $35 Doucce Brow Pencil Filler Heavy Brown, $22 Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Illuminator Candlelight, $11.99 Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Pencil in Pearl, $14.99 Total cost of the box $40, total box value $83.98. Check out Wantable here.

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Sunday Stash

May 17, 2015
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Birchbox May 2015

May 15, 2015
Birchbox May 2015

Products in the box: Harvey Prince Yogini, Full Size $55, Sample Value $9.68 Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Water, Full Size $32, Sample Value $1.31 Marcelle Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel, Full Size $24, Sample Value $14.11 Macadamia Professional™ Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment, Full Size $40, Sample Value $9.52 Coastal Scents® Revealed 3 Palette, Full […]

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ipsy glam bag May 2015

May 11, 2015
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Products in the bag: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil in Ozone + BONUS Revolution High-Color Lipgloss, Full size $16 Sample Value $4.80 BelláPierre Cosmetics Waterproof Mineral Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Ebony, FULL SIZE $14.99 NUXE Rêve de Miel® Facial Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Gel, Full size $19, Sample Value $1.41 Pixi by Petra Beauty […]

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Monster SuperStar Bluetooth Speaker and GIVEAWAY

May 7, 2015
Monster Superstar Bluetooth Speaker

I love listening to music. All day. Every day. I listen to music all day at work. I listen to music at the gym. I listen to music in the shower. When it comes to headphones, I use the nTune headphones from Monster. I love them because they are almost impossible to break and have […]

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Foundation and Powder Cleanout

May 4, 2015
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Sunday Stash

May 3, 2015
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April Empties

May 1, 2015
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Book Review: Every Which Way but Dead by Kim Harrison

April 30, 2015
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I just adore this series. Witches, living vampires, pixies, werewolves. Rachel Morgan is a witch and a bounty hunter. In book 2 she manager to arrest Piscary, a vampire and the leader of Cincinnati’s underworld. There is a power struggle going on for his place and Rachel is caught right in the middle. She’s gotten […]

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Primer and Concealer Cleanout

April 29, 2015
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This is the first video of my makeup collection clean out series.

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Jergens Influenster Box

April 27, 2015
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I received an Influenster box full of Jergens products! I did receive these products free for testing purposes. Check out Influenster here.

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Sunday Stash

April 26, 2015
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Vanity Tour and Makeup Collection

April 24, 2015
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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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