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DIY Painted Plates – Express Your Artistic Self

Bright Colorful Multicolor Abstract Art Painting Canvas

DIY Plates and Paintings I have been painting for a while now but haven’t shared anything on my website.  Here are 2 easy DIY pieces that I made.  One is a plate with just a couple of colors… no instructions needed, just a couple of colors of paint and a fun attitude and just a few minutes of your time.  The second one is an abstract painting that I made,…

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Home Design Tips to Visually Expand Rooms for a Minimalistic Look

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I always wanted to own a minimalistic home, the kind you see in magazines that have just a couple of elegant pieces of furniture, select pieces of modern art and expansive windows overlooking a scenic garden or better yet ocean cliffs.  Well, my home’s style is not considered minimalistic, I have two kids and with that tons of clutter, and artwork on the walls from their projects at school (art…

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Audrey, Elvis and My Vintage Style Baby Blue Beach Cruiser

Americano Three Women's City Bike - 2015

My favorite library has the inscription “Who knows only his own generation remains always a child”.  I love these words, and try to take such cues on life from books, music, movies and especially people of older generations.  Along somewhat the same lines I adore many of the looks and styles of the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s.  Take cars for example: the gorgeous “wings” and “fins” on the back-ends of GMs,…

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Celebrate Holidays with Hallmark Gold Crown – Star Wars, Peanuts, Crafters & Co #Hallmark

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Today’s post is sponsored by Hallmark Gold Crown, but my love for their [Hallmark Holidays] option is all my own! We recently saw the Peanuts movie with our kids (one of the few movies they actually sat still for and made it through without any issues).  Since then they have been on the lookout for anything Snoopy, Charlie Brown and especially Woodstock.  My husband grew up reading Peanuts and was…

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Samsung Open House #HeresToHome

Samsung Open House #HeresToHome

When I hear Samsung I think of innovation.  For me it all started with their TVs about 7 years ago.  They set themselves apart from and became a leader in that technology and I found myself a happy owner of a Samsung TV that is still looking and sounding great today.  I have since become the proud owner of a Samsung refrigerator and a Samsung washer and dryer set.  I like to stay on-top of what they’re coming…

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Keep your Home Safe and Sound with Canary Indoor Wireless High-Definition All-In-One Home Security System

Connected Home Canary Security System 2015

My Home is getting Smarter thanks to Best Buy! Canary Indoor Wireless High-Definition All-In-One Home Security and Netgear® Nighthawk™ DST Router and DST Adapter Having your home broken into is even worse than it sounds.  It’s terrible to have your belongings stolen from you, such as the electronics that you saved up for and put hard-earned money into.  Even worse are pieces of jewelry or other family items that have…

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Play All Day Elmo In-Home Party

Play All Day Elmo In-Home Party

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Hasbro and Playskool. I received product samples and a party stipend to facilitate my review, as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” This past weekend was one that my kids will not soon forget.  They had an absolute blast with their new best friend.  He’s someone that is able to keep their attention far…

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A Chance to Win a Limited Edition Danielle Steel Library

A Chance to Win a Limited Edition Danielle Steel Library

A Chance to Win a Limited Edition Danielle Steel Library Danielle Steel is one of the most recognized authors on the planet, and with good reason as she is the best selling author alive today.  Her books (including bestsellers like Pegasus, A Perfect Life, Power Play, Winners, First Sight) have been published in 69 countries and 43 languages.  One book called Pure Joy is especially touching as it beautifully captures…

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@BestBuy She Shed Ideas Using Technology #SheShed #ad  

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Man cave.  Even though I’m a woman I admit it’s a pretty cool idea and even fun to say.  Plus I like the idea of my husband going somewhere close for a few hours at a time to get his fix of what he calls his “happy-fun-time activities” (mostly stuff suited for a kid like fantasy football and video games).  Come on though, in today’s day and age we women…

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GelPro Elite – REVOLUTIONARY COMFORT + SUPPORT

GelPro Elite - REVOLUTIONARY COMFORT + SUPPORT

I’ve purchased many kitchen rugs in the past. I admit that I went cheap on this investment and didn’t pay enough attention to quality (or reason!). These rugs would get dirty, get gross, and have to be washed often and usually thrown away pretty darn fast. Many of kitchen rugs I purchased in the past were made of thin materials that did not absorb water well. I sometimes even slipped…

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Movie Review : Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep Movie

We had a motley crew of a group hitting the movies on August 5th: one parent who likes funky movies like funky movies (ala The Big Lebowski), one parent who likes more slapstick humor (think Airplane), a four year old and a two year old.  What movie that just came out could have all four of us hysterical?   Shaun of the Sheep!  We were invited to a press screening and…

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Growing My Own Tomatoes – A Fresh Journey

Growing My Own Tomatoes - A Fresh Journey

I always wanted  my own veggie and fruit garden. I’ve been dreaming about it since I was a little kid but never got a chance to grow my own plants until we recently moved from an apartment to a place with a bit of an open area. After failing for the last two years, I am so glad that I finally had some success with my quest of planting and…

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Walt Disney Animation Studios Developing FROZEN 2 #Frozen2

Walt Disney Animation Studios Developing FROZEN 2

Disney #Frozen2  Officially Is Happening !! Winter weather ahead! Frozen 2 is officially in development at Walt Disney Animation Studios with directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and producer Peter Del Vecho, the Oscar®-winning filmmaking team behind Frozen. Frozen was easily one of Disney’s highest-grossing animated films after it premiered in theatres November 2013. Movies that make more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office always find ways to continue their stories. This movie won Oscars…

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INSIDE OUT – New Trailer Now Available #InsideOut

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INSIDE OUT – New Trailer Now Available U.S. Release Date: June 19, 2015 Voice Cast: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Kaitlyn Dias Director: Pete Docter Co-Director: Ronnie del Carmen Producer: Jonas Rivera   Like INSIDE OUT on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixarInsideOut  Follow INSIDE OUT on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PixarInsideOut and https://twitter.com/headquarters Follow INSIDE OUT on Instagram: https://instagram.com/PIXARINSIDEOUT/ Follow INSIDE OUT on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/disneystudios/inside-out/ Follow Disney/Pixar on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DisneyPixar INSIDE OUT opens in theatres everywhere on June 19th!   From an adventurous balloon…

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