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Would You Buy Wine from Amazon?

Amazon has made forays in to so many different product categories (books, music, movies, décor, and fashion), and now they are dipping their toe into the wine barrel and offering discount bottles online as well. They have launched with delivery in select states—California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia. […]

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Did You Hear? Secret Boards Are Now Available on Pinterest

There’s some great news from the folks at Pinterest this morning. Just in time for the holidays, you can now create “secret” boards on your account. What does this mean? Well, now you can save gift ideas, plan your wedding, or plan a surprise party for someone who follows you on Pinterest without spoiling all the fun. Here’s an example of […]

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Smart Product: Yield Picnic Bag/Blanket

In spite of the cold temperatures here in the Northeast today, I’m coveting this smart picnic bag/blanket from Yield on Kickstarter. (Hat tip to Kelly of Design Crush for finding this project.) Not only does it carry your food, drink, and entertainment, but it unzips into a small blanket that you can sit on while you enjoy your picnic. Take […]

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Support Your Favorite Charities for Free

There are plenty of free ways to make charitable donations out there. One way to do so is to make your online purchases work for you. By installing the Browse for a Cause plugin to your web browser, you can donate any time you make a purchase from and affiliated website. (Amazon is one of their affiliates for example.) It’s […]

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Fun Site: Scandy Bars

Sticking with the Halloween candy theme today: Here’s a great time-waster for the afternoon. Check out the tumblr Scandybars. It’s a site filled with scanned in images of candy bars. That way you can see what a cross section of each treat looks like. It’s quite scientific, really. A few favorites: Hershey’s Kiss Air Delight Twizzlers Bites Toblerone Fruit & […]

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Homemade Costumes from Oh Happy Day

We’re big fans of Jordan Ferney and her blog Oh Happy Day. (You might remember that she contributed to Instant Entertaining for a while.) And this month she’s been doing a Homemade Halloween series with great kids costumes (that could easily be adapted for adults as well). Here are a few of my favorites so far: Eiffel Tower Costume Strongman […]

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What Do You Think of This T.V. Anchor’s On-Air Response?

Have you seen this video? It’s been making the rounds on Facebook and via e-mail in the past couple of days. In it Jennifer Livingston, an anchor and reporter for WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wisconsin responded on-air to an extremely critical e-mail regarding her weight. It has sparked a lot of discussion. You might remember that back in January, we […]

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Have You Heard of Vine.com?

I’m going to take a guess and say that many of you have used Soap.com or Diapers.com in the past to buy everyday essentials and have them delivered quickly. Well, the same company (a division of Amazon) that owns those sites just announced a new eco-friendly shopping site Vine.com that has the same great quick ship options. I haven’t tried […]

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An App to Help You Get the Best Price

What’s more frustrating than seeing an item you just purchased go on sale (and finding out you’re just past the window for a price adjustment)? Thankfully, there’s an app that can help you snag all the price adjustments you’re eligible for. Eyeona is an app and website that allows you to upload your paper and digital receipts for more than […]

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Smart Website: Can I Stream.It?

Next time you’re settling in for family movie night, with a specific blockbuster in mind, pull up this Can I Stream.It? to help you find out where you can watch the movie online. Simply type in the title you’re looking for, and the site will tell you where you can watch it streaming online, where you can rent a digital […]

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