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Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back With Baby’s Help


Before you even leave the hospital after giving birth, you may wonder how you soon you can fit into your pre-pregnancy jeans. Even though it took forty weeks to gain the weight you put on during pregnancy, like most new moms, you probably want the weight to drop off as soon as possible. Preferably as soon as the baby is born! While that may be unrealistic, here is a list of four proven weight-loss tips to employ after birth to lose the baby weight. 1. Nursing Everyone has heard “breast is best”, but the saying doesn’t only apply to your baby’s nutrition. Breastfeeding is a great way to immediately start burning extra calories as soon as your baby is born. Nursing sessions with your infant can burn from 300-500 calories a day. Doesn’t that sound better than an hour on the treadmill? The reason behind this calorie burn is two-fold. … read more

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My Little Pony New Release Today!

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Are you a fan of My Little Pony? No need to hide it. Even my husband loves this show. Of course, that’s as long as it is the “Friendship is Magic” My Little Pony series. Seriously, there are times he and I are guilty of watching it without the kids. So, I was excited to receive a copy of the newest DVD-  My Little Pony- Friendship is Magic: Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusader. This is available on DVD TODAY, February 24, 2015! Everypony is unique! If you lived in Equestria, what would your CUTIE MARK be? The Cutie Mark Crusaders can help you find out! My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Adventures Of The Cutie Mark Crusaders is coming to DVD on February 24, 2015 in the U.S. and Canada from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. Offered as a bonus feature is a fun new … read more

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How to Get Smoke Smell Out of Drapes


Whether you’re a smoker, quit smoking or would like to sell your house, getting smoke smells out of drapes can be tough and sometimes, expensive. Hauling your drapes off to the dry cleaner is not only time consuming, but costly. Pulling down the drapes and washing them could potentially ruin them if they’re not washable. There are several methods to help get the smoke smell out of drapes with minimal hassle. If it bothers you, your guests or family members, try e-cigarettes indoors, and smoke outdoors to avoid the odors. Ventilation As with anything that makes things smell, ventilation is an important step to getting smoke smells out of the house. You may wish to do this on a warm day. Pick a day when you’ll be home all day so you can enjoy the fresh air. • Open windows throughout the house. This will allow air circulation. Make sure … read more

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Take the DirectDrive Challenge and Win!

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Disclaimer: I received a gift card for sharing this post. However, all opinions are my own! I spend a lot of time driving. Since my husband works so far away, he hates to drive and I am the one who does most of the driving on the weekends and anything that needs to be done during the week. I lie to think I am a pretty good driver seeing as I have never had a ticket or anything. I was curious to see what the DirectDrive Challenge would say about my driving. I wasn’t even sure I could get that answer without being a Direct Auto Insurance customer, but I can! And now, anyone who wants to take the challenge and see how well they drive can do so and even have a chance to win gift cards for doing so! I recently took the challenge myself and I’m pretty impressed! … read more

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The Queen’s Treasures- Taking pretend play to the next level!

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As a mom of two boys, I don’t always get to show my feminine side. I LOVED having dolls growing up and spent many days playing pretend with them for hours on end. I always wanted an American Girl Doll because I was enthralled with their story lines and it just added another level to pretend play. But I never had one because we didn’t have the money. Now that I am a mom of 2 boys, I will likely never see my chance to order one of those dolls. But, I still love to make sure my boys learn the importance of pretend play. Not just little girls grow up to cook and care for families anymore! So, when I got the chance to review a doll accessory kit from The Queen’s Treasures, I still jumped on the chance! While much of the site is specifically geared towards clothing … read more