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Must Have Summer Survival Items for Dogs

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Summer is right around the corner! Are you ready for the heat, the boredom, and all the fun and games that come along with the season? We all know what we need to buy for us and our families. But have you thought about your pets? What does your dog need to help him survive summer?

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My dachshund loved nothing more than laying outside in the sun on the patio. When the concrete got too hot, he’d drag the doormat over and lay on that. When I got him his own piece of carpet, you would have thought he’d died and gone to heaven.

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Beauty

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4 Makeup Tricks Every Girl Should Know

Do you feel that you are lacking in the makeup department? Do you wish you had more makeup tricks up your sleeve? Yes – then you are in the right place. With so many different makeup products out there, as well as lots of different tips for using them, it can be a little overwhelming…

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How to Make Your Own DIY Coffee Scrub

Make a great DIY coffee scrub, quickly and easily.  Prefect for gift giving, too. I don’t know about you, but during the winter months, sometimes I tend to neglect my skin. I know – I’m such a bad person! I mean, I moisturize it and stuff, but I don’t tend to exfoliate my skin or…

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Introducing the Gillette Venus Swirl Razor + Giveaway

Special thanks to Gillette Venus Swirl for sponsoring this conversation. I, for one, am glad Spring has finally arrived. Especially since this past winter was miserable. 20 inches of snow in two weeks? Uh, no thank you. Winter has one distinct benefit, though – you can go most of the season without having to shave…

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Beauty Hacks Every Girl Should Know

Being beautiful every day of the year can be a full-time job. You want to ensure that you always look your best, but doing so seems to take all your time, right? Well, it doesn’t have to take your hours and hours to get ready each day. In fact, there are some super simple beauty…

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Home & Garden

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Must Have Summer Survival Items for Dogs

Summer is right around the corner! Are you ready for the heat, the boredom, and all the fun and games that come along with the season? We all know what we need to buy for us and our families. But have you thought about your pets? What does your dog need to help him survive…

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Ikea Inspired Living Room

Lately, I’ve been in a total home decor and renovation phase.  Since I live in a townhouse, and I rent, I can’t exactly rip out my kitchen or totally redo the bathroom.  Not that I’d really want to anyway.  However, I have been lusting after a new living room. Recently, we had a new IKEA…

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This DIY Essential Oils Air Fresheners project was inspired by product received. We all know how great essential oils are, right? They can be used to treat a myriad of ailments, help with your mood, or to focus, or even to relax you and fall asleep. Let’s face it though – a lot of times,…

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Every year, the time comes when you have to put away your favorite sweaters and pull out your summer wardrobe. Even if you’re looking forward to those warm summer months ahead, you’re probably dreading finding a good place to store your winter coats for next season. But you can’t just wrap your pea coat in…

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Food

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How to Make Patriotic Whoopie Pies from Scratch

I am a sucker for a sweet treat. Long before cupcakes had taken the nation by storm, there was another treat we all loved.   The whoopie pie. Two cake like cookies with a lovely filling sandwiched in between them? Oh yes please! I was always under the impression that Whoopie Pies were a southern delicacy….

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Hot Wings to Spice Up Your BBQ

Yay!  It is day number THREE of our great BBQ event and Mom Does Reviews thinks that you are starving your BBQ guests! Are you starving them while you are grilling away?  You might be.  Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean appetizers should be tossed aside too. Give your friends and family something…

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Easy to Make Tropical Punch Cupcakes

These Tropical Punch Cupcakes were sponsored by Lunchbox. My friend’s daughter LOVES Kool-Aid. She always has a red tropical punch mustache, and it’s become a running joke. She’s getting ready to graduate from Pre-K, which, as you know, is a pretty big deal. I wanted to make a little treat that I knew she would…

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Cold Cream Cheese Pizza for Hot Summer Days

One thing I really love about summer is the time spent around family and friends! We love throwing BBQs and picnics and are always looking for great new recipes to try out! As you may have read yesterday, we will be having 12 days of BBQ/Picnic fun for you! Today (day 2) Mandee from Raising…

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Travel

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A Sun Soaked Break in Stunning San Francisco

Known as the Paris of the West, San Francisco’s scorching summer heat waves, coupled with the freezing rip winds which come from the Pacific Coast, make it the perfect holiday destination for sun worshippers and city explorers alike.

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The ancient city of Rome, Italy is famous for being the capitol of an enormous empire.  An empire that controlled a large portion of the world when it was at its peak 2,000 years ago. Nowadays, tourists from all around the world flock to Rome to soak in its unparalleled history and culture. Walking down…

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  When traveling, it’s important to protect your health so that you are healthy and happy when you arrive at your destination.  Especially with the recent Enterovirus and Ebola outbreaks. Some easy ways to stay healthy while traveling are to take supplements beforehand, practice good hygiene during your travels, keep moving and stay hydrated when…

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Travelling can be great fun. It can also be really frustrating. It doesn’t matter if you’re a backpacker, business traveller or a family who are looking to have fun. Whether it’s Perth, Cairns or somewhere completely different, you’re likely to want to explore a little while you’re visiting a foreign destination like Australia. Even if…

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