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$25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway | Open WW

Are you ready to battle it out for the holidays? Looking for that special something that’s sure to make them squeal with delight?  Or maybe, just maybe, you could use a little extra sumtin sumtin for yourself.

Walmart Gift Card

Whatever the case is, we wanna make the holidays just a little bit brighter.  That’s why we’re giving away a $25 Walmart gift card!  Just enter in the Rafflecopter widget after the jump.  Also, it’s open worldwide.  because we’re cool like that!

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Beauty & Fashion

How to wear white after labor day

How to Wear White After Labor Day – and Look Good Doing It

Not wearing white after Labor Day can be filed under old wives’ tales next to the rule that says your purse must match your shoes. Whoever claims there’s no place for white after September obviously hasn’t seen the runways lately. You can consider this fashion faux pas obsolete. Bring out the whites without fear. Some…

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change up your beauty routine

Simple Beauty Tweaks to Help Freshen Up Your Appearance

Let’s face it – we all experience those moments where we want to change things. Many times, this “thing” happens to be our appearance.  Many times, a tiny tweak can be all that’s needed to make a profound difference, while other times more in-depth measures are required.  There are two really easy ways to change…

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Nordstrom Mix and Match Wardrobe for Fall

Nordstrom is one of my favorite stores.  It has the reputation of being a little snooty, and it can be, but they have done a great job of mixing items that are really affordable in with the items that are a little more of splurges. The great part of this is that even the bargain…

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how to transition summer wardrobe to fall

7 Easy Ways to Transition Your Summer Wardrobe for Fall

If you’re watching fall approach with a feeling of sadness because you’ll have to retire your summer clothing until next year, fear not. There are some easy and efficient ways to incorporate your summer staples into the cooler months. Read on for some simple tips that will allow you to continue to rock for favorites…

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43 Totally Awesome Items for the Best Star Wars Themed Christmas

Do you know someone that’s a total Star Wars fan?  I’m not talking about that passive “yeah, I like the movies” kind of fan.  I mean the all-out, no holds barred, gotta have every Star Wars item imaginable type of fan. Chances are really great that you have someone in your life like that. Now…

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Hallmark girft wrap traditions

Special thanks to Hallmark for sponsoring this Holiday Traditions post. The holidays are all about family traditions. Reviving the old ones, and creating new traditions. One of my family’s most fun traditions is wrapping gifts. My grandmother really liked to go all out when wrapping your gifts. She would look high and low for really…

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stamped alcohol ink upcycled tile coasters set

I love doing DIY for the holidays.  Or any time, really.  I find that a handmade gift is so special, and sometimes the recipient even appreciates how much time and effort went into the item.  Anyone that’s ever given handmade gifts knows what I’m talking about. I really like to give useful gifts, too.  These…

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rustic Fall Mantel Decor

Now that fall has finally arrived, the cooler weather is right around the corner.  And then, before you know it, the holidays are going to be here.  How can that be?  Wasn’t it just yesterday that school was getting out? One of the things that’s customary to do when Fall arrives is to update your…

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Must Have Kitchen Gadgets that Make Holiday Meals Easier

There are lots of occasions coming up where you’ll be hosting dinner for about 900 people. Where do they all come from, and how can they possibly fit in your house? That was always one of the wonders of the holidays for me. How could like 35 people fit in my grandparents’ house. And more…

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Rustic kale cast iron lasgana recipe

Amazing Rustic Kale Cast Iron Lasagna Recipe that’s Sure to Please

Special thanks to Ragu for sponsoring this Rustic Kale Cast Iron Lasagna recipe. Many families love lasagna.  It’s one of the things that’s fairly easy to make and the kids are going to eat it.  You can make it in an afternoon while you’re hanging around the house catching up on laundry or watching football….

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13 Cranberry Recipes that Will Make Your Mouth Water

I love cranberries.  The sweet-tart fruit that has such a sophisticated taste.  I’m always looking for new ways to use cranberries, kinda like that one scene in Forrest Gump. Cranberry cookies, cranberry dressing, cranberry drinks, cranberry candies, you get the idea. I’ve gathered up 13 mouthwatering cranberry recipes that go beyond the traditional cranberry sauce. …

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mini fall leaf decorated sugar cookies

Mini Fall Leaf Decorated Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

My absolute favorite time of year is when the leaves are changing color.  The weather is turning cooler, kids are back in school, and the trees are glorious displays of the most amazing colors. Fiery reds and stunning oranges and luscious yellows abound. To really celebrate the season, we’re sharing these fabulous sugar cookies that…

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A Journey through Beautiful Midtown Atlanta in Photos

Special thanks to Atlanta CVB for excellent Midtown Atlanta experiences! Recently, I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Atlanta. I’ve travelled to a lot of the US, but the South is one part that I haven’t spent tons of time in. And I’d never been to Atlanta. So, as you can imagine,…

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Not the actual airline

Have you ever been stranded in an airport? Whether it’s an overbooked flight or a missed connection, it’s no fun. I recently had the misfortune of being stranded at the airport. In my case, it was the airline’s fault. Well, at least they were taking responsibility forthe delay. Sooo…what really happens when an airline leaves…

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james at the mill

Not too long ago, I spent a weekend in Fayetteville, AR. Fayetteville, for those that don’t know, is a vibrant college town with a lot going on. It’s the home of the University of Arkansas, and there’s always something happening. It’s a couple hours from my house, and a favorite weekend getaway. Usually, I stay…

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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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