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    New Centrum┬« MultiGummies: A gummy vitamin that's good for grownups

    This is a sponsored post. Please see below for full disclosure.

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    My husband is the chocoholic in our family, whereas I go for chewy, fruity goodies. If they're gummy and sweet, I could eat them all day.

    I recently learned I could start my day with such treats! New Centrum® MultiGummies for adults are gummy goodies that are not only good to eat but—more importantly—they're...

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    Cool down with the NewAir AF-1000 Evaporative Air Cooler (video review)

    Air-conditioning in my house? Won't be happening any time soon, thanks to the outrageous cost of installing A/C in an old house with a boiler system.

    But... thankfully there are evaporative coolers. This one I recently received free for review—the NewAir AF-1000R—is the perfect solution.

    NewAir evaporative cooler

    My video review (please ignore the brain blurp moments when I...

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    Enjoy icy treats again! The Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen

    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SensitiveSmiles #CollectiveBias

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    If you're anything like me, your favorite summer activities include relaxing in your yard enjoying icy, cold summertime treats.

    And if you're anything like me in the sense that you have sensitive teeth, those...

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    Win the ultimate summer gift: Personalized iPhone covers from The Case Studio

    Updated on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Registered CommenterLisa Carpenter

    December may be the height of the holiday gift-giving season, but summer features a fair share of gifting occasions of its own. To wit: Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, weddings, and more.

    Wouldn't it be great if there were one gift that would be appropriately pleasing for each of those occasions? I recently had the opportunity to try for free a product that's exactly that—the perfect gift for summer gifting of nearly any sort.

    The Case Studio offered me the chance to try out for free a fully customized iPhone case, and this thing is awesome! It's truly a super gift for smartphone-carrying grandmothers and others for Mother's Day, as well as grads and dads, even wedding attendants who deserve tokens of gratitude for their participation in a couple's big day.

    The Case Studio makes it easy, fast, and fun to personalize iPhone cases—ipods, androids, and tablets, too—with memorable photos...

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    More King Julien! More King Julien!

    The kids have spoken and King Julien has responded by giving them more, more, more.

    all hail king julien

    Actually, it's DreamWorks and Netflix who offer up more. As in, five new episodes of DreamWorks Animation’s Netflix original series All Hail King Julien, the award-winning program—nominated for...

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    A tisket, a tasket: Books for spring and Easter baskets

    Have Easter baskets to fill for little ones? How about little hands to fill with colorful books celebrating spring and all its glories?

    If so—on either count—consider these bright and cheery picture books from Candlewick Press.

    books for spring and easter


    Cutie Pie Looks for the Easter Bunny written and...

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