Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Homemade Scouring Pad

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Homemade Scouring Pad

Scouring pads are great for scrubbing up tough messes in the kitchen including dirty dishes, pots, pans, and stoves. One problem with scouring pads is they are more costly than regular sponges. So why not save some money by making your own.
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Friday, 26 December 2014

Craftsy's year-end clearance sale!

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With a new year approaching how would you like to start a new craft project? If so then you can get a jump start right now if you Shop Craftsy's Year-End Clearance Sale!
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No Bake Granola Bites

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No Bake Granola Bites

These days it is becoming so much easier to reach for snacks that are of a less healthy option. A busy schedule combined with easy access to processed foods through vending machines, coffee shops, and convenience shops certainly does not help.
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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Gymboree Big Red Balloon Semi-Annual Sale: Up to 75% off

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Gymboree's Big Red Balloon Semi-Annual sale is going on now! Save up to 75% during the Gymboree Big Red Balloon Sale. With a deal such as this one now is the time to stock up for your little ones. With Gymboree you are not only getting a great price but you are getting great quality clothing that will last! Plus there is also free shipping for orders over $50.00.
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Monday, 22 December 2014

12 Creative Uses For Cotton Swabs

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12 Creative Uses For Cotton Swabs

Cotton swabs are one of those inexpensive beauty products that most everyone has in their home. Many people though do not use them often and they end up sitting on the shelf for a long time. The main purpose of this product is to clean the human ear. However frequent or improper use can actually have a bad effect over time.

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

How To Be A Happier Mom

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How to be a happier mom

Happiness is not only important for your children and spouse but also you. This is true for both working moms as well as stay at home moms. Being a mom in either of these settings is not easy by any means. Often times moms neglect their own needs that contribute to their happiness. 

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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Chocolate Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies

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Chocolate Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies

If you are looking for a cookie with just a little taste of chocolate added then this recipe will work for you. These cookies are made from scratch with ingredients you may  already have on hand. They are quick and easy to put together and your little ones can even help. The outcome of these cookies are a little crunchy texture but not hard. It is a nice treat along with a cup of coffee, tea, or a cold glass of milk.

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Introducing Citizen Blue At Tea Collection Plus Free Gift!

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Tea Collection has introduced Citizen Blue - a new semi-annual collection that you are sure to love. Truly globally-inspired, the Citizen Blue collection revisits heritage Tea silhouettes and re-imagines favorite prints from places already visited while also celebrating the in-between places—the magical spots Tea stops at along the way to somewhere else. Grounded in rich indigo hues, the Citizen Blue collection is a new stylish assortment from not one place, but many, because sometimes the journey is the destination.

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

10 Tips To Save Money During The Winter

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10 Tips To Save Money During The Winter

Even though energy and heating costs increase during the cold winter months there are ways to cut costs. These costs may not seem like much when looking at a monthly bill however every little amount adds up over the months. For some reason many people have the idea that saving money on heating during winter actually ends up costing more money. How is this possible?

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Thursday, 4 December 2014

35% Off New Course "Wafer Paper Cake Designs"!

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Take CakeMade's Wafer Paper Cake Designs Course with cake artist Kara Andretta and finally master wafer paper techniques as you learn how to make four showstoppers — an Antique Floral Cake, a Romantic Monogram Topper Cake, a Simply Stunning Poppy Cake, and a Bling Fantasy Cake. Then use what you learn to create your own masterpieces.


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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Upcycled Pen Holder

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Upcycled Pen Holder


When we have emptied a food container whether it be plastic, metal, or cardboard I always put it to the side instead of tossing it in the trash. These empty packages  always seem to be useful around the home. Whether it be used for additional food storage, craft projects, or other re-purposing. 

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Saturday, 29 November 2014

10 Natural Ways To Relieve Dry Chapped Lips

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10 Natural Ways To Relieve Dry Chapped Lips

Dry chapped lips is a common complaint for many people especially during the cold winter months. It is relatively easy and inexpensive to walk into a store and purchase some lip balm of the shelves. However what happens if for some reason you have none on hand and are not able to just run out and buy some. 
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Craftsy's Pre-Black Friday Sale!

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Today and Thursday Crafty is having a Pre-Black Friday Sale! Now is the time to stock up on yarn, fabric, and project kits. Take advantage of the big savings being offered during these two days only.
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Egyptian Molokhia Recipe

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Egyptian Molokhia Recipe

Molokhia is a dark leafy green plant that looks similar to spinach however it tastes nothing like it. Molokhia has a unique texture of being very slimy when cooked. While it is popular throughout the middle east, it is most popular in Egypt where it first originated. It is available fresh, dried, or frozen in middle eastern stores. 
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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Join The Gymboree Affiliate Program

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Join the Gymboree Affiliate Program and earn commission selling high-quality, stylish children's clothing and accessories for three great brands, all under one program. 
Gymboree's clothing and accessories are created to celebrate kids being kids in unique, head to toe looks. Clothing is designed with colorful, high quality fabrics and detailed.
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10 Simple And Natural Ways To Relieve Teething Pain

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Ways To Relieve Teething Pain

Ouch...my baby just bit me. Sound familiar? Maybe, maybe not. It all depends on your baby. Teething is known to strike at any age and effects each baby differently. Teething can start as early as 4 months or come as late as 12 months. The effect teething has on the baby can be almost nonexistent to full out severe pain. 

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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Super Moist Brownies Recipe

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Super Moist Brownies Recipe

I was recently in need of a large sized brownie recipe from what I would normally whip up. I had some eggs that also needed to be used up. So using my brownie recipe for two as a guide I was able to make some minor modifications. 

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Little Passports Announces Early Explorers Subscription for Preschoolers

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Little Passports has a wonderful new program for preschoolers, called Early Explorers. Children ages 3 to 5 can experience the joy of learning about new cultures.
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Sunday, 9 November 2014

10 Ways To Save On Food Without Coupons

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10 Ways To Save On Food Without Coupons

Coupons are a great way to save money on food. But what if you have no access to any or want to save even more money on food. This is definitely doable. All it takes are some practical tips to follow. The following are what I have personally used and are what actually works.
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Thursday, 6 November 2014

New Holiday Arrivals At Tea Collection

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They have many styles and sizes to choose from. Starting from newborn to size 12 there is a wide selection to choose from.
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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

10 Handy Uses For Wire Hangers

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10 Handy Uses For Wire Hangers

These days our closets contain mostly plastic hangers to hold our clothes which is what I prefer. I remember as a small child wire hangers were used much more than plastic ones. Today we still have a few wire ones which is fine since wire hangers can serve many more purposes other than just hanging clothes.
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Sunday, 2 November 2014

Guava Lemon Drink

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Guava Lemon Drink

Looking for a healthy fresh fruit drink with a unique taste? This guava and lemon juice is not only tasty and refreshing. It also has many health benefits. I will admit that when I tasted this fruit for the first time I did not like it. Then I learned that this is a type of food that you have to taste two or three times before you will take a liking to it. Turns out that was correct.
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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

$5 Peekapak Special

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Peekapak is a monthly subscription service designed with educators to foster creativity and literacy. The box includes a storybook as well as a themed craft. All the materials and instructions you'll need are inside. Just open the pak, and start you're adventure. 

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

ModCloth's Early ‘Warming’ Sale

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The cold weather will soon be settling in and that means heavier and bulkier clothes to help stay warm. Modcloth is throwing an Early 'Warming' Sale from now until Thursday, October 30. 

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Saturday, 25 October 2014

How To Prevent Cloth Diapers From Leaking

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How To Prevent Cloth Diapers From Leaking

One of the downsides that you may experiencing during your cloth diaper adventures is leakage. I am sure that you are not wanting to read this right now if you are a cloth diapering mama. It is however a reality. While it can be a downer there are ways to prevent this from occurring.

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Prepare Your Little Ones For The Winter With Tea Collection

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Now is the perfect time of year to start preparing your little ones for the cool weather ahead. Tea Collection offers unique and high quality clothing starting
 from newborn size up to and including size 12 years. There are many styles to choose from for your little ones.

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Friday, 17 October 2014

No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Coconut Cookies

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No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Coconut Cookies

One of my favorite no bake cookies are the No Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Balls. This time around though when I went to whip up a batch I remembered that I was out of peanut butter. I make my own homemade peanut butter so I usually don't have much on hand at one time. I was unable to run out to find either the commercial variety or loose peanuts. 
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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

10 Simple Outdoor Family Activities For Fall

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10 Simple Outdoor Family Activities For Fall

Fall is such a wonderful time of year. The leaves on the trees become a mixture of beautiful bright colors. The air smells so fresh and crisp. Hot weather is moving away making it the perfect time to enjoy some hot beverages. Food can also be much more enjoyable when your surroundings are cool. Fall is definitely my favorite season.

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Friday, 3 October 2014

25% Off Sale At Janie And Jack

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This offer is valid from October 3 - 5, while supplies last.

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Health Benefits Of Guava

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Health Benefits Of Guava

The first time I bit into a guava I thought it was the worst tasting fruit I had ever tasted. I don't know what prompted me to end up finishing the whole guava but I was happy I did. Just getting near the end I seemed to start to like the taste and it seemed so much less bitter than that first bite.
What I was not aware of at this time were the many health benefits that come from eating guava fruit. Guava is even referred to as the "super fruit". 

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Monday, 29 September 2014

Free Grab Bag when you spend $150* or more!

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Fall is officially here! Now is the time to start thinking about your wardrobe. Combining textures, patterns, and prints is in this season. Modcloth has all these needs taken care of and their shop is bustling with loads of tops perfect for work, school, or whatever your day to day may be.

Modcloth has a fantastic offer now available until supplies last. Excluding gift certificates, spend $150.00 or more, before taxes and shipping and get a free Fall Grab Bag filled with $50.00 worth of merchandise.



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Thursday, 25 September 2014

10 Tips To Save Money On Toys

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As parents we are continuously on the alert for money saving opportunities. Children's toys are no exception. Toys can become quite expensive over time. When shopping for new toys parents basically have two options. Either spend cheaply on toys that will most likely fall apart after just a few minutes of play or spend highly on toys that will last generations. To be honest though whichever of the two you choose both can become quite expensive over time. Plus there is no guarantee that if you purchase a highly priced toy that it will outlast a cheaper one. 
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Monday, 22 September 2014

Little Passports Fundraising For Your School!

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Planning a fundraiser at your child's school? Little Passports is the perfect partner, with an award-winning educational product that kids and parents love.



Here's how it works: your community shops at Little Passports and we donate 15% back to your school. They even have a flyer to help you spread the word. Get more information here: www.littlepassports.com/schools. The fundraising period is from October 21-28 and the deadline to sign-up is October 10th so check it out today!








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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Join Tea Collection's Affiliate Program

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Do you have a blog or website and would like to earn some extra money? If so then I invite you to join Tea Collection's affiliate program.

Tea Collection brings worldwide cultures and modern design to children’s fashion. 



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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

25% off Tea's Fall Favorites

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School photos are just around the corner and Tea Collection's Fall Favourites Event will help you find the perfect outfit for your children to wear.

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Homemade Brown Sugar

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Homemade Brown Sugar

One common issue with brown sugar is that it tends to become hard and lumpy. I myself have purchased brown sugar that became very hard soon after opening the bag. So what would be a better alternative?
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Thursday, 11 September 2014

6 Tips For Buying Baby's First Shoes

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6 Tips For Buying Baby's First Shoes

It is not necessary to have babies wear shoes before they begin to walk. Even then shoes really only need to worn when walking outside. Our eldest son did not wear any shoes up until he started to walk outside. Our youngest has not started to walk yet however he may begin to do so in just a few months. The following are tips I have found very helpful when making that first purchase of shoes for those little feet.
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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Enter The World Of Eric Carle With Gymboree

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Eric Carle Fashion

Gymboree is hosting an in store event today, September 5th, from 10am-12pm! Familes are invited to visit any one of the Gymboree retail locations (outlets excluded) for caterpillar crafts and story time. Parents can find printable coloring sheets and activities inspired by The World of Eric Carle on: 

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Friday, 29 August 2014

10 Egg Substitutions For Baking

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10 Egg Substitutions For Baking

What usually happens when you get an urge to bake and discover that you have ran out of eggs? Most likely you will decide not to bother with the recipe. Instead why not try some of the following substitutions for eggs. These not only are a life savor when you have run out of eggs. They will also come in handy for those times you may need to bake for someone that has an egg allergy or is vegan.
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Monday, 25 August 2014

How To Remove Stains From Cloth Diapers Naturally

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How To Remove Stains From Cloth Diapers Naturally

Cloth diapers can become easily stained during use. After all the purpose of a cloth diaper is to catch the urine and poop which of course result in staining. There are many products on the market that will help rid these stains. There are also some natural methods to help get rid of these stains. Will they always work? If I said yes I would be lying. So I will be totally honest. Below is what I have tried and the outcomes .

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Monday, 18 August 2014

Coconut Ladoo Recipe

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Coconut Ladoo Recipe

Coconut Ladoo is a traditional and popular dessert of India. This no bake recipe is most often used during weddings or other festivities. It consists of only two ingredients and is very quick and easy to make. I enjoy making these when expecting last minute guests. They are very tasty and a wonderful compliment to a cup of coffee or tea.

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Monday, 11 August 2014

10 Interesting Uses For Nail Polish

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Interesting Uses For Nail Polish

I was recently given a fairly large makeup kit filled with various types of makeup which included nail polish. While I do on a rare occasion wear makeup I do not wear nail polish. This set my mind on finding some alternative uses. Between researching the internet and my own thinking I came up settled with 10 uses to test out. I am happy to report that the polish does work well with the following:
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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Tea Collection KinderCone Giveaway: $4k Grand Prize!

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Enter to win the Tea Collection KinderCone Giveaway!
The first day of school can be a bit nerve wracking, and to alleviate some of the anxiety and put a little fun into the day, there is a tradition in Germany where kids are presented with a large, colorful KinderCone or Schultute ("shool-too-teh") filled with school supplies, sweet treats and small gifts. This large cardboard, cone of fun helps kids feel a little better about their big day. 

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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

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Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

Looking for a cool treat to beat the heat without the extra sugar? These yummy strawberry yogurt popsicles may be just what you need. They consist of only two ingredients and are very quick and easy to make. 
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Saturday, 2 August 2014

Take 20% off select decor items from ModCloth

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ModCloth may be your go-to for cute dresses and clothing, but did you know they have a flourishing decor department? Think fun and unique adornments for your home, kitchen, bedroom, office space, and more. If that’s not incentive enough to check it out, they just so happen to be having  a 20% Off Decor Sale that’ll give your place a pop of personality. No code needed, so just shop 'till your heart is content and there really will be no place like your home! Hurry while it lasts! 


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