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How To Plan a Trip With Friends

How To Plan a Trip With Friends

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Traveling with friends can be an absolute BLAST.Travel with your significant other and sharing experiences together is wonderful, but it can be even more amazing when you are sharing these with a bigger group. Plus, you always have people around to take a picture of you when you're standing at that Instagram-worthy photo op under a waterfall!We've done a few trips with friends and they have been so much fun - with a few hiccups here and there.There are some pitfalls you should try to avoid. Just like everything else in life, the outcome generally is better when everyone understands the guidelines and expectations of the group. This is in regards to deciding on things to do, booking in advance, staying on schedule, paying your share, and being accountable in general.Just...
The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts on Amazon

The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts on Amazon

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Love is in the air and it smells like cupid is sneaking another Valentine's Day on the calendar - in only a few short weeks. Personally, I'm torn on this commercialized event, part of me thinks it's just manipulative mass marketing at it's finest, and the other, sweeter and more romantic side of me thinks that anytime you can show the people in your life that you love them, do it. If you're aching to show your sweetie your "Prime Package", Amazon gifts are a good place to start. To get some V-Day ideas, you can head off to Amazon's Valentine's Gift Shop for their Valentine's Day highlights, but we've picked some items we think will make the best gifts for just about anyone.VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTSFor Her Never Go Wrong with Flowers  Benchmark Bouquets 2 Dozen Red Roses, With
How to Pack Like a Pro

How to Pack Like a Pro

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Updated: 01/25/2019A tip when it comes to traveling: always pack lighter. Baggage fees are astronomical these days so it has become critical to define and pack only the “essentials” for a trip. Plus, who wants to haul around a bunch of clunky, heavy bags? These tips will help you go from an amateur over-packer, to a pro!If you are just looking for a comprehensive packing list, jump to our check-off list here.Hint: you always need less, not more, than you think.After reading Rick Steve’s travel guide prior to our Mediterranean Cruise, my husband and I finally hit our stride for doing it right. Here are some of the secrets we learned throughout our various travel journeys as well as recommendations on what you should bring.In the next 3 sections we break out the ite
Why Every Homeowner Should Own a Pressure Washer

Why Every Homeowner Should Own a Pressure Washer

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If you don't own a pressure washer you are missing out on one of the most satisfying experiences there is. That is, the satisfaction of watching your old dingy, run-down, weathered, home exterior components go from nasty and grungy to sparkling like new again. If your house wasn't built for you it's possible you've never even seen it look as good as it will after you pressure wash the ever-living heck out of it.I bought one of these for my husband a few years ago as a present but I'll admit to you that I think I love it and use it more than he does.At the time of purchase I wasn't sure what he would need it for but I now realize there's little that you DON'T need it for, when it comes to the outside of your house and some areas inside as well.I'm not a clean freak by any ...
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Christmas Dinner Recipe Round-Up

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Christmas Dinner Recipe Round-Up

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My holiday track record is typically hit or miss. Some things come out great and some things just don't - I don't know why exactly, except that I'm a little bit kitchen cursed.Lately however, the Pinterest Recipes I've used have been kind of amazing. Meaning, I am getting complimented on my cooking and sometimes asked for the recipe - that NEVER happened in the past.That's part of why I love Pinterest (and its linked blogs) so much, it can be such a great resource for learning, and takes some of the fear away from experimenting.If you have a touch of the kitchen curses too, up your odds of success by sticking with recipes that consistently receive 5 stars.There's no guarantee yours will come out perfect but it's one of those go big or go home moments, only, if you're th...
What are the Best Sellers on Amazon?

What are the Best Sellers on Amazon?

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Amazon sells a LOT of stuff. At last count over 580 million products can be found at the online giant. If you want some ideas for popular items based on the best sellers in the main categories, look no further. You can head off to Amazon's Best Sellers page for this info as well, but we've identified the most unique and interesting top items from each category here on this page, in one easy to look at spot. These change every hour, so these were the best sellers at the time this list was created. Enjoy!BEST-SELLING ITEMS ON AMAZON Category: Toys & Games #1 (& #2) Best-Seller  L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter Series Doll with 7 Surprises L.O.L. Surprise! are small dolls with surprises like stickers and outfit changes inside of the case. Which one you will receive is
Gifts for People who are Always Cold

Gifts for People who are Always Cold

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You know that friend who is always cold?I do, it's me.I shiver in 72 degree weather.Cold body, warm heart, right? Well, some days that's true. :)Friends tag me on Facebook of people in full body sweaters. I would probably wear one if it would actually keep me warm.Searching "gifts for cold people", most of these are things I would never want (a coffee mug sweater? how will that help?).Here is a solid list of things that the perma-cold actually want, and would use.I know because I either own them already or they're on a wish-list.  Gifts For Your Always Cold Friends   Rechargeable Hand Warmer, 5200mAh Power Bank : Larger Capacity and Double-Sided Pocket Warmer This little guy can be recharged by your phone, and doubles as a power bank as wel
Soft and Furry Gifts for Her

Soft and Furry Gifts for Her

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I am a sucker for all things soft and comfy - as most of my wardrobe/closet will attest to. If it makes me want to pet myself, I want it or I own it.Here are some of my favorite furry items on Amazon, all of which are reasonably priced.  Soft & Furry Objects of Desire Women's Autumn Winter Long Sleeve Zipper Sherpa Fleece Sweatshirt Pullover Jacket CoatFaux Fur Shawl Wrap Stole Shrug Winter Bridal Wedding Cover UpWomen's Winter Snow Boots Warm Suede Chunky Heel Fur Ankle BootsFaux Fox Fur Winter Trapper Hat Women Russian Style PompomSuper-soft Leather Winter Gloves for Women Full-Hand Touchscreen Warm Cashmere Lined Perfect AppearanceUnisex House Slipper Booties Faux Fur Lined Suede Waterproof Anti-Skid BreathableWomens Soft Premium Thermal Do...
10 Ways to Save Money During the Holidays

10 Ways to Save Money During the Holidays

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I don't know about you, but to me it seems like the holidays become more overwhelming every year. I'm not sure why, but they seem to sneak up faster and faster, and some stores start advertising for Christmas at the end of summer which is maddening. If you're not getting ahead of the rush, what should be a pleasant time to make family memories can easily turn into a panicky, store-frenzied, rage-fest.But it doesn't have to be that way.Follow this advice to find your zen-like happy place when it comes to shopping during the holidays and you will feel like those ads of people in a towel with hot rocks on their backs. Okay, maybe not that relaxed, but I guarantee following this advice will help you find a smidgen of peace when it comes to seasonal gifting. 1. Create a Budget Ho...
Recipes For Your Turkey Leftovers

Recipes For Your Turkey Leftovers

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  Don't let good food go to waste. Upcycle your Thanksgiving turkey meat into a delicious new incarnation!This might be highly controversial, but I don't particularly love the taste of turkey - it's birdy tasting and just kind of echh.What I do love, are all the things that go on and around turkey, i.e., cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes.I ALSO love the way you can mask the pure taste of the turkey by inserting it into other delicious food, therefore making it edible and less funky tasting.So, almost more exciting than the Thanksgiving day turkey, are the endless possibilities of how to re-purpose it.Here are some creative and sure-to-please ways to use up those fowl leftovers.SOUPLeftover Turkey and Wild Rice Soup from Happy Healthy Mama...
The Best Thanksgiving Recipes on Pinterest

The Best Thanksgiving Recipes on Pinterest

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I'm not typically a huge fan of the holidays, but I do get very excited for Thanksgiving.I think it's the carbs. All that rich food mixed with wonderful smells all day, combined with family festivities, it's a recipe for some great memories.It's the one day out of the year I don't even bother to try to be good. Why fight it?I've been Pinteresting my way through Thanksgiving fails and wins over the years, and here are some of my favorite food bloggers AND their T-day recipes.Appetizers  TURKEY VEGGIE TRAYYes, I made this but no, it did not look like this picture. Maybe yours will turn out better. I still like the idea and will work on perfecting it. At any rate, these are probably the only actual healthy things you will serve on this day. C
The Best Things to Buy For Around $25

The Best Things to Buy For Around $25

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  The Best Things to Buy with $25.00 Amazon is on most of our lists for the #1 place to shop online. Their extensive selection, customer friendly prices and quick shipping options are the reasons behind why they are the go-to store to check first when you have something in mind.But they also have hidden gems; things you may not have though to look for that are both well priced and useful.These items make great gifts for yourself, or others. They may not cost much, but they pack a powerful punch!Check out our list below for some great, low-budget ideas.If none of these excite you, try Amazon's own Bargain Finds pages.Amazon Echo Dot DealsNot sure how long this deal will last, but right now you can get an Amazon Echo Dot for a great deal. Pretty [email protected]