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4 Reasons to Install a Block Paved Driveway

Block Paved Driveway

Whether you’re looking to sell your home in the future or selling is just a possibility for the future, you want your property’s value to be as high as possible. One way you can increase your property’s price tag is to install a block-paved driveway.

Dear Boss Moms, Earthy Moms, Helicopter Moms and Pinterest Moms: Free Business Grade Security Software from Sophos

This post is part of a sponsored collaboration with Sophos.  All opinions are my own.

"I'm not a perfect mom."  There I said it.  I rely heavily on others to help me get through the day.  What I mean by that is I rely on my friends like 'Bucks (as in Starbucks), Annie (as in Annie's Organic), and others who truly make life easier for a busy work-at-home mom.

When it comes to my business, I'm a master in the art most days. When it comes to parenting, that's another story.  I let a few bad words slip now and then (okay, every day).  I feed my kids processed foods (in moderation, of course).  I let my two and five year olds play with the iPad unsupervised.

What?  You don't?

Many stay-at-home moms excel in their own line of work but fail to understand how to keep their business and entire household safe from hackers, spammers and every other scary internet creeps.

Here are some of the ways to keep yourself, your business and your kids safe online.

The Secrets Every Parent Needs Needs To Know: Creating Space For Squabbling Siblings

When it comes to space at home, babies and toddlers are relatively simple. They're little, so they don't require a huge amount of space. Their beds are smaller; their clothing requires a smaller wardrobe. It may feel like their belongings spread through the house, but realistically, the footprint is small.

Simple Shopping Tips For Busy Parents: Why It's Time To Embrace The Internet

If you’re a parent, the days of leisurely strolling around the mall may be long gone. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t stay on trend and update your wardrobe from time to time. Shopping with kids may be a nightmare, but there are alternatives. If you’re keen to indulge a love of fashion without any stress or upheaval, it’s time to discover Internet shopping. Here are just some of the reasons you’ll love shopping online.

October Reader Appreciation Giveaway

Many of you have asked about our RAGs (reader appreciation giveaways).  Because we truly do appreciate each and every one of you, we decided to bring them back.  We've got some great things lined up, starting with a $20 Amazon gift card for October.

Enter to Win

Enter to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card using the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway ends on 10/29/16 and a winner will be notified after verifying all entries.

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Celebrate The Season With Cozy Nights In

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One of the best parts about the weather getting colder is enjoying cozy nights in at home. You can make everything extra snug and comfy, and relax in a way that’s just not possible over the warmer months. A cozy night in is a great way to spend time with family, or just unwind after a long day, and have a little ‘me time.’ Here are some of the ways you can celebrate the chilly seasons by having a night in at home.

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My October Stitch Fix Goodies

My latest Stitch Fix stylist did not disappoint.  This time around I specifically asked for a maroon top, black destroyed skinny jeans, a specific pair of booties I saw on the Stitch Fix Twitter page, a crossbody bag and a flannel top.

What came in my fix:
Octavia | Brooks Crossbody Bag $58
Tahari | Josie Tassel Bootie $140
Laila Jayde | Bowie Solid Dolman Sleeve Top $58
Olive & Oak | Phinney One Pocket Top $58
Cosmic Blue Love | Hallie Distressed Skinny Jean $68

Want to try Stitch Fix?  Visit www.stitchfix.com.

The Healthy Gift Options Your BFF Will Love

It’s never easy shopping for gifts, especially when it is for someone special in your life. Figuring out the best option can be a challenge. But if you’re looking for a gift that doesn’t involve boxes of chocolates or candies, we can help. We’ve put together a few ideas that are good for your health and that your best friend will love:

Make Your Summer Guests Feel Welcome with These 5 Tips

Do you have summer guests headed to your home this season? Go beyond simply offering up a bed, and make sure your guests know how excited you are to have them in your house. It doesn’t take much to make a visitor feel special. A few small touches can have a big impact on how your visitors feel during their visit.

Three of the Best States To Visit For The Ultimate Staycation

A lot of us in the United States tend to stay in the country for our vacations. The country is huge, with lots of different things to suit all different people.  Plus, you can head anywhere on a plane, so it can still feel like you are going abroad even though you're not. But where are some of the best states to visit, if you want to have a staycation?  Here are a few ideas for places that you can visit with plenty to see and do.

Famous Explorers Who Loved Pocket Watches (and Did until the Day they Died)

Mechanical watches down the ages have been used as a status symbol. In the 1750s, pocket watches were something only royalty could afford. Men would purchase a watch to mark an achievement in their careers. A watch would be gifted to the groom to mark his change in marital status.

Tips to Throw the Ultimate Dinner Party

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Throwing a dinner party is one of the hardest things you can do as a host. It’s up to you to make sure everything is completely organized from the get go. From invites and guest, to menu planning and wine. You need to ensure all the little details are taken care of, not to mention making sure your guests have a great time. A dinner party can be a great event for almost any occasion. It could be a special birthday or anniversary. Maybe even something more casual like celebrating a child’s birth or a get together the night before a wedding. There’s a whole host of reasons why you may decide to ost a dinner party, but how do you go about it?

Travel The World Like A Pro With These Shocking Yet Savvy Strategies!

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We all know the usual tips and tricks of jetting around the world. For instance, we know that we should go online to get the best deals. And we also know that we should book ahead to save money on flights and accommodation. But, there are some strategies that you will seldom hear about.

In fact, only seasoned veterans of the travel world know the "pro" tips to traveling the world! Well, for today's blog post, I will share with you the things those pros might not want you to know! Check them out:

How Can You Tell Your Home Is Safe and Secure While You're Traveling?

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Let's face it; you can't stay in your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Even if you work from home, you will still need to go out places occasionally.  There is always a nagging worry in the back of people's minds about their homes.  Or, more to the point, the safety and security of them while there is nobody inside of them.