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Posi+ivi+y Bracelet Review and Giveaway

Posi+ivi+y Bracelets Review and Giveaway via Mini Van Dreams

It is rare that I get excited about a product that I review.  But, this posi+ivi+y bracelet is amazing.  Not only is the message inspirational on its own, but the company and background of how the bracelet was developed is amazing as well.  Alexa’s Angels believes that attitude is a choice and posi+ivi+y is contagious!  


Getting Rid of the Cord Mess Easily

Getting Rid of the Cord Mess via Mini Van Dreams #organization #DIY

There is an easy and an attractive way of getting rid of the cord mess!  Cheap!  If you are like most modern families, there is somewhere in your house that is a messy jumble of cords – cell phones, e-readers, computers, tablets… But, today, I am going to share with you a tutorial on how to clean up and camouflage the mess!  In fact, some visitors have even thought my cord box was a recipe box!  So, grab some coffee and let’s get going!   (more…)

The Newest Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Convert

galaxy note 3

I am raising my hand as the newest Samsung Galaxy Note 3 convert.  A few years ago, I was in love with my iPhone 4.  Then, in a fit of rage, I decided to go with a Samsung Galaxy S3.  I hated it.  I tried to sell it on eBay.  I eventually learned to love it.  We all know from previous posts I am not the least interested in technology, unless it is scrapbooking or card making supplies…


Vinyl Decals for Walls

vinyl decals for walls

Any racer’s wife, worth her weight in gold, knows how to apply (and remove) vinyl lettering from a race car.  After doing this several times, I thought “Wouldn’t it be cool to have vinyl lettering on the wall?”  Enter Cozy Wall Art.


Handprint Gifts Kids Can Make

Handprint Crafts for Kids to Make

Who doesn’t like handprint gifts?  If you are like most American families, money is tight around the holidays and you have no idea what to give that is meaningful and heartfelt.  I racked my brain this year trying to come up with something awesome for the kids to do for the grandparents (spoiler alert!) to give for Christmas.  I turned to my friends at Oriental Trading and came across several cool and inexpensive gift ideas!


Business Cards for Bloggers

blogging business cards

As a blogger, you should have business cards – especially if you are building a brand for yourself or plan on going to blogging conferences.  Plus, it just makes you look that much more professional to friends, family, and potential sponsors or advertisers.  Even though you can make these yourself, they look more professional if you have them printed.  I highly recommend ordering them from online.  Of all the online printing places I have used, their quality, design services, and turnaround are amazing.


What the Great Pumpkin Brought Me

galaxy note 3

I must have been a very good girl this year – The Great Pumpkin visited me and left me an amazing gift.  Growing up, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” was one of my favorite fall movies.  How cool would it be to not only have Santa deliver presents… but, have presents at Halloween too?!  Wait… you still aren’t hung up on the fact that I was GOOD this year, are you?


Three Months with the Samsung Tab 2

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

I have been using the Samsung Tab 2 for three months now and wanted to take a moment to share my thoughts on the tablet.  As I am sure you have read on the blog before, I am not technologically savvy.  So, the entire thought of having a device that wasn’t a phone was strange in my world.  I was actually disappointed when we opened our bags in Chicago and found the tablet instead of a new cell phone.


Our Bavarian Vacation

If you stopped by yesterday, you probably read my post about our stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge and dinner at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant.  But, today I wanted to share more of our Bavarian vacation.  As I mentioned yesterday, there is a lot of shopping in Frankenmuth.  Our purpose for traveling up there was to visit Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland and to see what nativities I could purchase for my collection.