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The Curvy Girls Club Book Review

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“I think we need more than this.”  Those words were uttered by Katie at a weight loss meeting in London.  Katie and her friends decided to plan a fun night out, and it grew into The Curvy Girls Club.  Katie, a supplement sales person, is the founder and president of London’s most popular club for overweight individuals. Throughout the process, a problem with her thyroid causes Katie to lose weight without trying.  She realizes that there are prejudices at every size and shape and that thin is the new fat.


Daily Planner Review and Giveaway!

If you are an avid follower of Mini Van Dreams, you will know I am in a constant state of chaos – trying to get organized and remember everything.  My search for the perfect daily planner almost rivals my search for the perfect purse.  However, I think I have found the daily planner!  I am not one of those “at this hour and place” planning people – I just like to jot down the information and not worry about it being on the correct line.  Who has time for that?


4th of July Mantle Decor with Oriental Trading

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Do you ever look at your mantle and think, “I’d love to decorate that for the holidays, but its just too expensive?”  That was me.  On Pinterest, I would see all these fabulous mantle decor ideas – but the items they were using were WAY out of my budget.  I decided to see what I could do with a budget, some items I already had, and a little bit of creativity – and this is what I came up with.


Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant & Giveaway

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant Review and Giveaway via Mini Van Dreams #review #giveaway #PRfriendly

Did you know there are three types of sweat?  Heat sweat, Activity Sweat, and Stress Sweat!  I am one of the lucky ones who stress sweats.  (Sorry, if that was TMI!)  But, I have finally found a deodorant that works for me!  Secret® Clinical Strength Deodorant helps protect against all three types of sweat – with a clean, fresh scent that isn’t overpowering.


Omelet Muffins

Omelet Muffins and OvenArt Bakeware Muffin Pan Review #review #productreview #recipes #sponsored

This week, you are getting a bonus recipe!  Omelet Muffins in my new OvenArt Bakeware Silicone Muffin Pan!  I was asked to review the OvenArt Silicone Muffin Pan recently.  I have never used silicone anything while baking, so I wanted to come up with something yummy to make in my pan.  Since Don and I are eating better, I settled on Omelet Muffins loaded with veggies and yummy goodness!


LEGO KidsFest

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If you have never had the opportunity to go to LEGO® KidsFest,  go get tickets right now.  I’ll wait.  LEGO® KidsFest is the next best thing to a visit to LEGO® Land!  LEGO® KidsFest is traveling around to various cities in the United States and Canada this year bringing the fun of LEGO® bricks to everyone!


A Table by the Window – Hillary Manton Lodge

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A Table by the Window by Hillary Manton Lodge is a great story.  As you read it, you feel like you are standing beside the characters and observing the story first hand.  Juliette D’Alisa has spent her entire life in restaurants.  When her grandmother dies, she is left a table from her bakery.  One night, she discovers her grandmother’s cookbook is in the drawer with a hidden picture.  The picture is not her grandfather, but looks suspiciously like her brother.


Party With Oriental Trading


I have always ordered crafting supplies and kits from Oriental Trading, but never party decorations and supplies.  This year, we decided to give it a try for the kids’ 5th birthday party.  Now, if you are not the parents of twins, you won’t understand how hard decorating for a party is… you have to decorate for two separate themes, unless you miraculously are able to convince them to only choose one.


A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Kate Ganshert

A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Kate Ganshert via Mini Van Dreams

A Broken Kind of Beautiful is one of those books you just can’t put down. Kate Ganshert knocks it out of the park – or off the runway -with her latest book.  I fell in love with Kate’s books from the beginning, and honestly, I was rather skeptical when I began reading this one. It seemed outside her normal subject matter.  But, I was so very wrong.   (more…)

Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask Review

Adovia Mud Mask Review via Mini Van Dreams

I have skin problems.  When I was given the chance to review the Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask, I was a little skeptical.  The mask is made in Israel with genuine Dead Sea minerals and the company says that these minerals will help with psoriasis and eczema.  I have both.  I am lucky enough that my skin problems are not so bad that I cannot cover them up easily with makeup, but when I am not wearing makeup, you can see the redness in my skin on my face.   (more…)