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Which is Your Favorite Video from Sing Your FROZEN Heart Out Contest? Win $100 Kohl’s Gift Card

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Last month I announced the contest that Kohl’s was holding for the Sing Your “FROZEN” Heart Out contest. Many FROZEN fans submitted their best version of “Let It Go” for a chance to be in a commercial during the 2014 American Music Awards. I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for […]

Earn Miranda Lambert Gear with CRYSTAL LIGHT Platinum Points Program

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I have been a fan of CRYSTAL LIGHT for many, many years. I started drinking CRYSTAL LIGHT as an alternative to high calorie soft drinks. Once my husband and kids tried it, they liked it too, so I always keep a pitcher of it in the fridge. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf […]

Bee Happy and Healthy with Honey Nut Cheerios and Usher – Enter Giveaway

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Did you know that bees communicate through dance? At least that is what Buzz the Bee from Honey Nut Cheerios claims! Buzz is dancing with Usher all month long encouraging families to “bee” happy and healthy by being active. What is more active and fun than dancing? I received a promotional item to facilitate this […]

What Halloween Treats Will You Serve This Week? Win $100 VISA Gift Card

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My kids love Halloween, so I’ve been adding bits of Halloween fun to our menu. Pillsbury.com always has fun and festive holiday themed recipes. Here are a few Halloween-themed favorites that I’d like to try: I received product and a promotional item to facilitate this post. The above Spider Web Peanut Butter Cookie, Brownie Spider […]

Caramel Apple Pizza Recipe for Fall Parties

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Once the temperatures start to drop outside, the oven in my kitchen starts to heat up as I start preparing more baked desserts and treats. Fall is my favorite time of year to get creative in the kitchen with fall favorite flavors of apples, pumpkin, toffee, cinnamon, pecans, caramel, and more. I received product and […]

Find Out Why Winner Dawn Says Yes to Kohl’s

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In my last Kohl’s post, I asked you why you say “yes” to Kohl’s and had so many great responses. Here are a few of my favorites: Many of you are saying “Yes to Kohl’s” for similar reasons. I say Yes to Kohl’s because they have the best selection of items for every single member […]

21 Scary Cake Ideas for Halloween

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Every year I get the opportunity to photograph some great cakes from my son’s Cub Scout ‘Scary Cake Bake’ event.  These are not professional cakes, and, certainly well within your reach to create for yourself.  If you like these, check out 2013 scary cakes!    

5 Tips for Healthy, Glowing Skin During Cold Weather

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With cooler weather here, our skin can become dry and flaky in no time due to forced air heat indoors and extreme cold wind chills outside. It is time to switch up your skincare routine to have healthy, glowing skin the during cold weather of Fall and Winter. Below are a tips to avoid dry, […]

Boo at the Akron Zoo is this Weekend

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Are you looking for a safe trick or treating option in the Akron, Ohio area? Dress your little ghosts and goblins up in their Halloween costumes and head to the Boo at the Akron Zoo this weekend. There are plenty of treat stations where your kids can trick or treat plus all of the fun […]

Get Runway-Inspired Looks for Real Life by Elie Tahari at Kohl’s

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Elie Tahari is known for modern, feminine and sophisticated fashion. With Kohl’s partnership with DesigNation, you too can have the latest runway-inspired looks made for real life. Yes, at Kohl’s for a limited time! The Elie Tahari Collection for DesigNation at Kohl’s was inspired by the urban-chic vibe of New York City. Elie Tahari should […]

Kids Costumes and More to Get You in the Halloween Spirit at Kohl’s

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Halloween is around the corner. It’s time to find the best costumes and decorate your home for all the Halloween festivities. Halloween costumes are a big deal for children. Make it fun by letting them transform into their favorite character for trick or treating and class parties while chilling at home in the best “haunted” […]

Choose Welch’s Fruit Snacks for Halloween with Real Not Scary Ingredients

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Halloween = Treats – and lots of them. It is amazing how many treats kids get at school, class parties, trick or treating, and other Halloween events.  Candy is fine in moderation but I also like to provide healthier options like Welch’s Fruit Snacks made with real fruit.  They make an excellent Halloween treat! I […]

SLEEPING BEAUTY DIAMOND EDITION Blu-ray Combo Pack Out of Disney Vault for Limited Time

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Fall under the glorious Disney spell of Sleeping Beauty all over again with the must-have SLEEPING BEAUTY DIAMOND EDITION Blu-ray Combo Pack available for a limited time only. This is the first time ever that SLEEPING BEAUTY is available on Digital HD. It promises a thrilling new entertaining experience with a high-definition picture and soaring […]

3 Weeks Left of Cedar Point #HalloWeekends 2014

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There are only 3 weeks left Cedar Point HalloWeekends this year, so plan your trip now! We go every year and have a fantastic time riding rides, taking in the shows, and getting playfully scared. My kids are still young, so we enjoy the family path that offers plenty of non-scary fun with Family Friendly […]

Cinnamon Sugar Baked Doughnuts Recipe

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Check out this fun and easy recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Baked Doughnuts using a Holstein  Fun Doughtnut Maker. It looks like the perfect treat for enjoying fresh doughnuts this Fall! Cinnamon Sugar Baked Doughnuts Recipe Print Cinnamon Sugar Baked Doughnuts Ingredients3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 […]