Oct 21, 2014

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Tiny Tots Tuesdays: Stay In Touch No Matter Where You Are With Toymail

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Ever wanted to stay in touch with your child during the work day, when you are away on business or teach your child the art of the walkie talkie?  Toymail takes communication with your child, grandchild, niece or nephew to a whole new level. Simply purchase your favorite animal toy ($59) and allow it to use your wifi network. Friends and family can send messages to your child through the free app downloadable on apple/android devices. The toy makes animal noises when a new message is waiting for them and they can reply easily through the toy. All messages are stored within the app mailbox and you can even change your voice to make it more fun. Messaging back and forth is free through the app/internet so there is no limit on how much you communicate!

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Oct 15, 2014

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Wish List Wednesdays: Feed Your Chocolate Craving with Cocoa Cravings

cocoa cravings Gourmet Dark Chocolate Wish List Wednesdays: Feed Your Chocolate Craving with Cocoa Cravings

Cocoa Cravings is a Chicago based, family business that brings rich chocolate powders, bars, morsels and more that are sourced from gourmet, global ingredients. Cocoa Cravings is USDA Organic and their chocolate ingredients are sourced from organic farmers and local co-ops. Their top-quality products (nothing artificial!) are manufactured in small professional batches in Chicago, USA, by T.C. Bauer Co.

We recently sampled the 71% dark chocolate and loved the taste! The rich chocolate is very smooth and has very complex flavors. The bar we received has 16 bite sized squares, great for sharing with friends or as an after dinner treat.

Cocoa Cravings can be purchased online at CocoaCravings.com or at popular health food stores like Vitacost.com.

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Oct 9, 2014

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Top 10 Thursdays: Modern Hostess Gifts for $20 and Under!

top10 hostess gifts under 20 BLOG Top 10 Thursdays: Modern Hostess Gifts for $20 and Under!

1. Lucky Us Book, $9.95, 2. Maelle Cookie Stamp, $12.00, 3. Rate Your Beer Letterpress Coasters, $10.00, 4. Around the World on 12 Tables Calendar, $20.00, 5. Balance Rose Gold Letter Holder, $9.95, 6. Geo Wine Charms, $15.00, 7. Portlandia Cook Book: Cook Like a Local, $17.70, 8. Illume Cheers Votive Candle, $11.25, 9. Single Initial Mini Valet, $15.00, 10. The Gentleman’s Deck, $8.39

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Sep 11, 2014

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Top 10 Thursdays: Great Gifts for College Students

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1. Ardium Pastel Smartphone Flip Case, $35.20, 2. Anker® Portable Charger, $19.99, 3. Positive Mantra Banner Necklace, $30.00, 4. Graze.com snack Subscription, $6.49/month, 5. TOMS Music Bar Men’s Classics, $44.00, 6. Letters to My Future Self, $14.95, 7. Airtech Backpack, $89.99, 8. Nomad Key, $29.00, 9. Bosch Tassimo, $64.98, 10. 100 Good Deeds Bracelet (clay), $30.00

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Sep 10, 2014

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Wish List Wednesdays: Shop Smarter with the Stylebook App

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We are all guilty of having a ton of clothes in our closet that we never wear. Whether we got overwhelmed when shopping with girlfriends or couldn’t pass up an online bargain, our closet doesn’t lie. The Stylebook app ($3.99) is a must have for fashion lovers who love to save money. Simply take a picture of the pieces you wear in your closet (donate the rest!) and put together your outfits daily. The app keeps track of how many times you wear each piece so you know what your love. Reference your new found info. next time you go shopping for a new fashion piece.

The app also tracks sizes, great for shoes, jeans, belts and more! Plus, create packing lists for travel and experiment with new looks without turning your closet inside out. The app is available for iPhone & iPad.

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Sep 3, 2014

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Wish List Wednesdays: A Bluetooth Keyboard that Supports All Your Devices

logitech Bluetooth Multi Device Keyboard Wish List Wednesdays: A Bluetooth Keyboard that Supports All Your Devices

Logitech has recently released a versatile bluetooth keyboard that works seamlessly with your phone, tablet and computer (both Mac and PC). Phones and tablets fit securely in the top cradle of the keyboard for a laptop like feel. Turn the dial to easily switch between devices. The keyboard is available in both black/yellow and white/gray. At just under 12″ x 8″ and under 2 pounds, the keyboard is travel friendly. The 2 AAA installed batteries last about 2 years so your new accessory won’t be a drain on power either. At just under $50, this is a great gift for a student, tech lover or frequent flier.

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