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Get Ready For This Year's Spring and Summer Trends

Spring is here and Summer soon will be, so I wanted to get you caught up on all of the latest fashion trends that were seen on current runways.  According to Harpers Bazaar, these trends are already showing up, so get ready!  Check out the trends featuring some fashions from

You are going to be seeing a lot of sequins, sparkle and glitter this summer.  
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If you like your sparkles to be more subtle, try a piece with small amounts of sparkle like this top from 402nBeyond.
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Pinks, lilacs, lemons and pretty light blues among other shades will be everywhere.  Wear your pastels in a bold way by layering with unexpected items.  Make a bold statement.
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Checkered caps, coats and accessories.  You will be seeing a lot of these Burberry caps in various patterns.
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Clothing with checks are hot too.  This ruffled check top from 402nBeyond is perfect.
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Yes, plasti…

Disney's PUP STAR: BETTER 2GETHER Premieres March 23 9:00 PM ET/PT

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Los Angeles, Calif. - March 2017 -Air Bud Entertainment announces the World Broadcast Premiere of PUP STAR: BETTER 2GETHER, the newest song-filled film in the popular talking (and singing) dog franchise -- on Disney Channel, this Friday, March 23rd (at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT).    A canine adventure for the whole family, the premiere airing marks the second film in the franchise to make a broadcast debut on Disney Channel, following the original PUP STARmovie's airing there in 2017!  It allows fans to get ready for the debut of the third film, PUP STAR: WORLD TOUR, that will continue the adventures, when it premieres on Netflix and Digital, on May 5. 

You are Gonna Want to Make This Lemon Chicken

If you know the New York restaurant scene, then you know Rao's and if you know Rao's, you know how difficult it is to get a reservation there.  It is known to be the toughest place to get a reservation in the United States.  
Rao's has been a New York icon since it opened in 1896.  My brother and his wife once got the opportunity to dine there and said it was the most amazing meal they ever had.
Now, you don't have to wait to get a seat in this premiere restaurant because Rao's sells its delicious sauces and pastas, cookbooks and more online and in select retail locations.
I made this simple and delicious meal for my family and wanted to share the easy recipe with you.
Lemon Chicken with Fusilli and Peas
Start by grilling thin sliced chicken breast.  I usually like to cut mine about 1/2 inch thick.  Start with a hot grill pan so that you can get a nice char on your chicken.  You can even use your grill, if you'd like.
Next, place your grilled chicken into a sha…


To celebrate their launch in the USA Rocksalt Prints has set up this amazing competition. You can WIN three framed 24”x36” Star Wars artworks from our online collection, worth $650.
Competition ends on the 17th April, 2018.

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There's More Wildlife Than Cows & Cowboys In Texas

Clichés are everywhere. Their presence wouldn’t matter a bit if they were not so detrimental to the interests of many people, places, and cultures. How do you deal with clichés that keeps you from appreciating some of the beautiful landscapes of the U.S.? Some states, such as Texas, receive very little tourism as a result of these unfair preconceptions. The idea that Texas is a vast dry land, burnt by the sun and where nothing but cows and horses can survive is a little off-putting, to say the least. But thankfully, it’s also completely inaccurate. Texas has, in fact, a rich wildlife and natural environment, miles away from the expected arid cowboy towns.

Forget about cowboys, there's more to Texas
The unfair Texan clichés Texas has been suffering from a lot of unfair stereotypes, starting with the one that implies that the entire population lives on horseback. But given that 88% of the Texans live in town, you can forget about the cowboys cliché. Similarly the state is far from bei…

Simple Crafts That Show You Care

Crafting is simpler than you think.  All you need is a little time and imagination.
I have always loved to create things.  Crafting has been one of my hobbies for many years.  I use to make crafts and sell them to raise money for animal shelters.  It was a great way to express myself and help others at the same time.
I also use to create Christmas and Easter crafts to sell at local craft fairs to earn a little extra cash for the holidays.
Making crafts for my family and friends is one of my favorite things to do.  I have a few personal touches around my home that I made.  I even sometimes buy items and add my own personal touch to them as well.
Simple, inexpensive items can be transformed into wonderful gifts for family and friends.
My son and his girlfriend recently took a trip to Ireland for St Patrick's Day week, so I wanted to surprise them with a little gift to thank them for the presents they brought back for me.
I visited my local craft store and picked up some inexpensive,…

Travel Adventures to Broaden Your Children’s World View

We all want what's best for our kids, but sometimes figuring out what that is isn’t as straightforward as we’d like. We might do something thinking it’s going to improve our kid's life, but a little down the line we figure out that...nope! It didn’t. There’s one thing that is almost guaranteed to be a success, however, and that’s traveling. It’s fun, brings the family together, and helps to broaden our children’s worldview. Below, we take a look at some specific examples of trips that’ll have this positive influence on their lives.
Across the Country
Before we begin looking at destinations across the globe, let’s have a look at some of the places that are (relatively) close to home. You might think that you live in America, but you actually only live in one version of it. It’s a big old country out there! If you’re from, say, New York, then nothing will be lost by loading up the car and taking a road trip down into the south, or for even longer trips, out west…

Diaries Help Your Child Express Their Innermost Thoughts and Feelings

Encouraging your child to express themselves can sometimes be a daunting task.  Some children find it difficult to open up about their feelings.
It is never a good to keep feelings bottled up inside.  That is why I find that diaries and journals are a great way to allow your children to express themselves.
When my son was young, I use to always purchase journals and specials pens for him.  I even allowed him to pick out his own.  He loved it.  He use to write down his thoughts, write stories, draw pictures and even express his feelings in them.  I never read what he wrote, but he often would come to me and show me what he wrote or drew.  I would always express interest in everything he showed me and would also encourage him to continue to express himself.
SmitCo LLC has so many great diaries for you to choose from, for your child.
Diaries like this Light-Up Emoji Notebook With Blank Lined Pages And Invisible Ink Pen With Blue Light To Keep Her Secrets And Dreams Safe.

The pages in th…

$2000 Spring Cash Giveaway - Ends 4/17/18

It is time for another cash giveaway!
Spring is in the air and it is time for new beginnings.  Perhaps you need a change of scenery  in your home, or maybe you would like to take a little trip.  Whichever way you choose to spend your Spring cash, if you win, is entirely up to you!

There will be (4) Winners who will each receive $500 for a total prize distribution of $2000.
Good Luck!

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Terms and Conditions: Giveaway will open on 3/17/18 @12AM EST and end on 4/17/18 @11:59 PM EST. There is one mandatory entry with multiple bonus entries. Only the mandatory entry needs to be completed in order to win, however the more bonus entries completed the more chances you have to win. There are daily entries as well. Must be 21 years or older to win. Four (4) winners will win $500 Paypal cash or Amazon GC. Entrants must complete entries and each winning entry will be verified. If selected winner does not…

5 Simple Ways to Care for Fine Hair

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Having fine hair means you have to take extra special care of it.  People get fine hair for a variety of reasons.  Some may be born with it, others may experience it from years of hair abuse, even some medical conditions can cause you to have fine hair.  Whatever the reason may be, I am going to share five tips for helping you care for your beautiful tresses.

Tip 1- Care From Inside
A diet rich in iron and biotin is essential for people with fine hair.  Foods like kale, beans and spinach are not only rich in iron, but also contain biotin which can help to support healthy hair growth.  Other foods that are great for the hair are protein rich foods like nuts, eggs, whole grains.  The healthier you eat, the more your hair and body will reward you. Don't forget about water intake.  Your body loves water and so does you hair.

Tip 2 - Cleaning and Conditioning
The shampoos, conditioners and products that you use on your hair are important.  You should be looking for products …

Hoppy Easter Giveaway Hop Hosted by Review Wire Media

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This giveaway is being sponsored by Worthy Publishing.

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Which I will include for the winner.

These adorable board books are designed for children aged 2 to 4.
In Numbers of the Bible, children learn about counting as they embark on a number filled tour while learning bible stories.  This is truly a unique way for children to be introduced to the bible.  They will learn about Noah, David, The Ten Commandments and more.  This book is beautifully illustrated with lots of beautiful colors to keep little ones engaged.

In Colors of the Bible, children learn their colors through beautifully illustrated bible stories.  They will learn about the green trees of Eden, orange lions in the den, the red flames of the burning bush and more.  These beautifully colored books are sure to keep your children entertained.  They are both made of sturdy board and use simple text and words for easy following.

Both of these books are part of the Museum of the Bible Books col…