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How To Make A Dream Catcher In 3 Simple Steps

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My mother moved to New Mexico when I went to college and she sent me a dream catcher.  Right away I love the idea of the dream catcher (to catch bad dreams) and I also loved the aesthetic. When Giuroiu Anton, Founder of Homesthetics Magazine, an online architecture art and design resource offered to share a

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A Mindful Parenting Book- The Present Mother Excerpt & Worksheets

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Have you heard about mindful parenting? It is a movement centered around being more calm, present and peaceful with your children and yourself so that you can know how to best parent them. Well, there is a new mindful parenting book out called The Present Mother by Catherine Weiss and it is making a splash.

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Cannery Row Restaurants and Hotels

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I recently wrote a post about 17 things to do in Cannery Row, Monterey, California. After having experience Cannery Row first hand on a press trip, I had so many stories and photos I wanted to share that I couldn’t fit it all into one post. This post is focused on where to eat and

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3 Top Travel Destinations for 2016

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What makes a standout travel destination? It’s a very difficult question to answer. Sometimes the best holidays are the ones that you spend months (or even years) planning, but on the other hand you could find your ideal destination on a last minute holiday. Don’t believe me?  Take a look! Below are 3 top travel destinations

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Cannery Row, Monterey, California: A Family Travel Destination

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Are you looking for a hotspot destination for an amazing family vacation? Well, Cannery Row, Monterey, California just may be the spot for you- but only if you love beautiful oceanside scenery, fabulous food, adorable shops, sunny skies, and listening to the ocean waves as you relax and explore. I just got back from a

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Klymit Motion 60 Backpack Review- Lightweight Hiking Pack

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My family loves to go camping and hiking but we usually just take the day trails. As our kids are starting to get older we will be planning more hiking trips and more family travel trips so I was excited when Klymit agreed to provide a Klymit Motion 60 Backpack for review.  Klymit is well

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Upromise MasterCard® For Parents of College Students- Up To 10% Cash Back for College

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This post is sponsored by Upromise by Sallie Mae, a program that lets you earn cash back for college on your everyday purchases! The benefits of cash back credit cards have long been a very attractive feature. That is why I am excited to tell you about a way to earn cash back for college.

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Recipe For Chinese Chicken Salad With Mandarin Oranges

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Everyone loves a good Chinese chicken salad! It has become quite a popular dish at many restaurants so today I have a recipe for Chinese chicken salad with mandarin oranges that is easy to make at home. This Chinese chicken salad recipe is actually from Chef Katie Chin‘s new cookbook: “Everyday Chinese Cookbook: 101 Delicious

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3 Daily Mindfulness Exercises To Improve Your Morning

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This society we live in so fast paced!  It can be a real challenge just to be in the moment. Well, today I have Rachael Todd, who has a certificate in positive psychology and health coaching to share with us some daily mindfulness exercises and great tips for being more present in our lives. Utilizing

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10 Strategies For Wealth From Leanne Jacobs

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I am so excited to have Leanne Jacobs, an internationally recognized author and holistic wealth expert, share with us some of her best strategies for wealth.  These wealth strategies are intended to help us stop stressing and achieve “family financial bliss.” Well, who doesn’t want that?  I am all ears because I am definitely still

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