Form Versus Function…Which Do You Focus on for Your Home?

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The following is a sponsored post on behalf of Havertys: Sean and I joke that we don't always balance each other out very well because we're a lot alike: both introverts, both spenders, both sarcastic. But one area where we do balance each other out is interior design. I am type-A to my core, and…

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Child Labor in India and Why You Shouldn’t Skip This Post

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of IKEA Foundation for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. "We know there is no quick-fix solution to ending child labor, but long-term approaches can yield impressive results. The IKEA Foundation, with our partners, has been tackling this issue in India for nearly a decade.…

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Win $250 with the Inspire Every Bite Contest from Dare Crackers!

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I love crackers. I think they make the perfect snack, an easy lunch or dinner option for the girls and a perfect party food! My oldest daughter has been preparing several breakfasts and lunches per week for her sisters for the past couple of months, and crackers and cheese -- with a side of apples…

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My Advice for First-Time Homebuyers

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This post is sponsored by Lennar, the leading builder of quality new homes across the nation. At Lennar, Everything's Included, offering the best value at an incredible price. Their homes demonstrate customer commitment by showcasing outstanding new construction and homebuilding excellence. Lennar asked me to share with you my tips for first-time homebuyers. Twelve years…

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Pin It to Win It for a $500 Shopping Spree to Refresh Your Home!

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What would you do with a $500 shopping spree to Havertys? How about a spring refresh of your family room or, even better, your master bedroom? With Havertys Pin It to Win It contest, you could win $500 to spend on your home by pinning your favorite Havertys pieces on Pinterest. I'm dreaming of a…

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DiVOGA Cork Collection from OfficeMax

Today I'm sharing the third of our Mother's Day gift ideas and giveaways: This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Emily ([email protected])! Whether you're looking to update a full office or just looking for a way to dress up your bill-paying station, the DiVOGA Cork Collection is a cute and trendy line of office…

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The Power of a Smile {And How You Can Help Children Around the World Find Theirs!}

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{Me, at 7 years old. I've always loved to smile!} It's recognized around the world. Wearing one can change the way you feel about yourself, your circumstances and even other people. It spreads joy. It transcends language barriers and makes people feel welcome. And it builds a bond with strangers, neighbors, friends and those you…

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Card Cubby Store Card Organizer

This giveaway is now closed! The winners are Carmen ([email protected]), Destiny ([email protected]), Janice([email protected]), Amy ([email protected]), Melanie ([email protected])! Loyalty cards, gift cards, punch cards and more! If your wallet is overflowing with various store cards, and you're missing out on opportunities to save money because you can't find them when you need them, the Card Cubby…

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