3 Ways to have the best Hen party!

3 ways to have a Hen Party

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3 Ways that the Best Hens Party Supplies in Melbourne are Found Online

Weddings are a big deal, and so are the Hens parties that come before the big day. While tradition runs rampant in these parties, every bride wants a touch of individuality for their Hens party. This is more than just a party, it is a rite of passage for the bride and a chance to make sure that she has fun before one of the biggest days of her life. Here are three reasons why shopping online for hens party decorations is much more effective and easy than going to an actual store.

1- When shopping online, you have access to almost anything you would ever want for your Hens party. Hens party decorations should be fun, unique, and something that the bride-to-be wants as her theme. Going to a physical store is not nearly as effective as an online store because you have lots more choices online than in person. If you want something specific or difficult to find, online is the only real way to find it.

2- If you are the one who is throwing the Hens party, you are most likely busy trying to get the party planned and set up, and most likely want to save time and money. Buying Hens party can be daunting at times, but you can sit at home while finding everything you could possibly need if you shop online. You can even shop on the go from your mobile device if you are so inclined. 

3- You can make it much easier to get the other important friends of the bride involved if you use social media and websites to promote the event. You can get everyone involved if you look for your Hens party decorations online by sharing links and gathering ideas so that the decorating won’t be all your idea. Friends love to be involved, but don’t like to be inconvenienced at the same time. Do your shopping online and smile!

Hens parties are a great way to show your love to the bride-to-be in your life. What better way to throw a great party than to do it in a less stressful way and with unique decorations? Visit http://buckinghenpalace.com.au/ and you will be sure to find everything you could possibly need to give the bride a party that she won’t forget.


$100 Amazon and $30 to iTunes #giveaway 4/5 US and CA

Everyone I know loves to shop. It’s so much more fun when you shop with other people’s money. Why not enter to win this fun giveaway of $100 to Amazon and another $30 to iTunes. Raise your hands if you love to shop online? Do you see yourself sitting there with your hand raised? Sad. LOL Read on and enter to win below!
A 2nd winner will receive a $30 iTunes gift card pack that can be used to
download your favorite music from the iTunes play store.

The giveaway begins on March 20, 2015, at 12:01 am, the first day of
spring. It ends on April 5, 2015 at midnight, EST.

Giveaway is open to those 18+ in the US and Canada.

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How to Spring Clean with HomeRight and a giveaway

How to Spring Clean With HomeRight

I hate cleaning. Cleaning my house is just not on my list of things to do. I wish it was but it’s not. I’ve even considered getting a housekeeper. But I need more money for that. So until then I’m going to try what Heidi’s been doing! Check it out below.

The Spring like weather has finally made an appearance here in Missouri which means birds chirping, windows open and time for the Spring Cleaning fairy to show up.  However, she never arrives when the work is here to do, which means I’m on my own again this year, but with my HomeRight machines I will a step ahead of the Spring Cleaning.  Here are my helpful Spring Cleaning tips!

Decide what you want to do and make a plan.  At our house we take it room by room so that way the entire house gets a top to bottom cleaning at least once a year.  Make a list of what you are going to do in each room.  For example, ours starts out like this:

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Then, the three of us get busy tackling that one room until it is completed using a simple three box organizing method.  One for trash, one for donate and one for relocating items such as another room in the house, selling online or whatever the case maybe.  After they are full, they are sent to their respective new homes.  Such as vehicles if it is something to donate or the trash cans for trash and put away in another location if they are sale items.

After completing one room,  we move to the next room, with each room being a little more difficult than the first one.  But the HomeRight machines make Spring Cleaning a snap because you don’t have to use harsh chemicals to kill 99.9% of the germs.  The SteamMachines cut through grease, dirt and grime and disinfect too without using harsh chemicals! 

We have been using HomeRight machines for almost a year now and let me tell you, I am in love!! The SteamMachine is perfect for everyday cleaning that gets a little deeper than just a cleaning cloth. But when you power it with the HomeRight SteamMachine Plus you home shines on a whole new level!! I love that it is easy to use, heats up quickly and folds away for easy storage! 

How to Spring Clean with Homeright

  • Disinfecting door knobs & light switches
  • Sanitizing countertops
  • Cleaning Your Oven
  • Floor cleaning
  • Disinfecting bathrooms
  • Deep cleaning winter flu germs
  • Getting rid of dust mites in mattresses, carpet and upholstery
  • But most importantly Spring Cleaning too!! 

Right now you can even get  a Free Item Rebate: HomeRight is offering a mail-in rebate for a FREE Chenille Mop Pad with purchase of the SteamMachine Plus. Consumers can download the rebate here.  A $12.99 Value! 

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Make sure you check out HomeRight on their website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, You Tube and Instagram accounts!! Enter for your chance to win a HomeRight Steam Machine including all of these attachments! 

Included in Box:

  • Wallpaper steam plate
  • Floor steam mop with microfiber cleaning pad
  • Brass brush
  • Two nylon brushes
  • Jet nozzle
  • Squeegee
  • Measuring cup with fill funnel
  • Owners instruction manual

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The product in this post was given to Heidi of Save More Spend Less in exchange for her review/opinion by HomeRight.   Even though this product was provided to me at no cost, I only personally recommend products that I think will be good for myself and readers. Thanks to HomeRight for allowing me to review this great product.


Branson Prize Package Giveaway 3/31US

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Do you need a vacation or just want to get away? Then this giveaway is for you because we are giving away a getaway to Branson, MO! Branson is one of our favorite vacation destinations because it is beautiful, has lots to see and do and is only a short drive from our home!! We have been to Branson several times over the last few years, and have enjoyed many shows and attractions. 

Prize Package includes: 

This vacation offers you and your family deluxe accommodations for 3 days, and 2 nights 2 nights lodging for up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children with $30 dining certificate, 2 tickets to choice of up to 70 shows PLUS 2 show tickets to either Haygoods, Hamner Variety Show or Liverpool Legends. One year to travel! Pick your own dates!”

 Giveaway end date is March 31, 2015


 **PLEASE NOTE: This offer is part of a timeshare and you may be contacted by the company after entering.** 

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If you are looking for something else to do while you are in town, checking out these attractions are a great addition to your stay!

The Dixie Stampede is a great addition to any trip, and if you leave hungry, it is your own fault.  The Titanic Experience  is always changing so we’ve been there a few times.  Ride The Ducks is also another family favorite, but it is closed during the winter months! 
Enter for your chance to win a Branson Getaway on the link below!
**PLEASE NOTE: This offer is part of a timeshare and you may be contacted by the company after entering.**
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This giveaway is being sponsored by Choose Branson, a division of Summerwinds Resorts Services, LLC.  Bloggers helping promote this giveaway are not responsible for fulfillment of the prize.  If you would like to feature your own giveaway please email me here! 

$150 to Buy Dig #giveaway

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I don’t know about you but I’m always needing a new something electronic. Whether it be a printer, camera, new phone or a computer something always breaks and has to be replaced. Why not save yourself from spending the cash on it and enter to win this gift card to help you!! Check out the BuyDig.com giveaway below! 


They don’t just sell electronics, at BuyDig.com you can find so many great items at a great price! They sell Digital Cameras, Lenses, External Hard Drives and Accessories, Camcorders, MP3 Players, Home Theater Components including LCD, LED and Plasma televisions, Blu-Ray & DVD players, GPS Navigators, Computers, Tablets, DJ Equipment & Pro Audio, Printers, Scanners, Binoculars, Housewares, Small Appliances, Sporting Goods, Optics and much more.

If you do any shopping online you are going to love BuyDig.com. Their prices are low and they have package deals that can save you even more money! Plus you get free shipping on everything! Unlike other online retailers, you don’t have to meet a minimum purchase amount to qualify for free shipping. Every order includes free shipping!

Besides the giveaway below, BuyDig.com is having a Pin it to Win it contest! You could win a $250 shopping spree. Click here to enter. (The Pin it to Win it contest ends on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 23:59.)

Now for the giveaway! One lucky reader will win a $150 Gift Card to spend at BuyDigcom. You can find a lot of things to buy with this gift card. You have until 2/13/15 at 1159pm EST. This giveaway is open to US residents.

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Luv Chicken Booster Seat Giveaway 2/13 US #luvchicken1@luvchicken1

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Okay let me just say that I think my grandmother would have enjoyed using this in her car. She always sat on phone books when she was driving places! So it’s not just for a child! LOL I do think that when my daughter was younger she would have liked this instead of a high chair.

Do you have a child that is too big for a high chair but too little for a regular chair? My 4 year old is having this problem and I have found the perfect solution for her. She needs a Luv Chicken Booster Seat! I think this is a genius idea!

It’s so easy to use and now she can be the right height to enjoy her meals. It is also perfect for the movie theater, restaurants, and great on the floor! It’s the perfect child booster seat for kids ages 2 – 8 years.

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Luv Chicken Boosters feature:

• Coated fabric – makes it easy to wipe clean
• Non-slip bottom
• Easy-carry handle
• 4″ boost for your child
• Lightweight, easy to take anywhere
• Comfy, cushy foam insert
• Dimensions: 15″ x 15″ x 4″
• Available in 4 styles!


The outer shell is made of 100% cotton with a PVC coating. The insert is made of PU foam and the bottom non-slip fabric is also made of PVC. All materials have been tested and meet CPSIA children’s safety requirements. Luv Chicken™ Boosters are the only stay-put, wipe clean, take anywhere, stylish, comfy booster for the toddler-plus crowd!

The cushions are very stylish. They are created with colorful prints that are both fun and modern. They also have a handle so kids can carry them anywhere.

You can now puechase them at Babies R Us!

Connect with them on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter to get updates on new products and offers available at Luv Chicken!

Now for the giveaway! We have 2 booster seats to giveaway! Just enter on the Giveaway Tools below. This giveaway is open from 1/30 1201am – 2/13 at 1159pm EST. This is open to US residents.

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How to Choose Bridesmaid Dresses that can be Worn After the Wedding

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How To Choose Bridesmaid Dresses that Can Be Worn After The Wedding

Have you seen that soup commercial with the lovely young lady in the not so lovely bridesmaid dress? She isn’t very happy with her sister the bride’s choice of a dress for her and you definitely can’t blame her. It’s just a commercial, but it happens every day in real life. Being a bridesmaid can be expensive, so it would be great to choose really beautiful dresses that your bridesmaids will get some use out of after the wedding. You don’t want to be the bride that chose the ugly dresses that they will never wear again, so here are some tips on how to choose bridesmaid dresses that can be worn after the wedding.

1. Stick with classic styles and colors. Certain cuts never go out of style and these are the best choices. Neutral, muted or classic colors are perfect. If you choose something to “loud” or too trendy, your bridesmaid will not get much more use from it.

2. Look for something that can be either dressed up or down. You may be getting married on the beach and high heels are the best option for walking in the sand. Choose something that looks great with flats but that she can also wear with heels for a night on the town. Versatility is very important if your bridesmaids will be wearing their dresses for other occasions.

3. Choose figure flattering dresses. Everyone has a different body type and you want something that each of your bridesmaids will feel comfortable and beautiful in. If they hate the way they look in the dress, you can bet they will never wear it again.

4. Put yourself in their shoes. If you chose someone as a bridesmaid, chances are you know them quite well. Try to look at dresses through their eyes. If you know baby blue looks great on one bridesmaid but another bridesmaid can’t stand baby blue, consider choosing the same dress in different complimentary colors. If it’s a color they love, chances are better that they will wear it again.

5. Give your bridesmaids some rules to go by such as color scheme, length, style, etc. and let them choose their own dresses. Of course ask them to run it by you before they make a final decision so that you can be sure it fits into your wedding and looks appropriate.

Use my tips to choose bridesmaid dresses that can be worn after the wedding. Your bridesmaids will look and feel amazing and they won’t be hiding those gorgeous dresses in the back of the closet anytime soon.

What kind of bridesmaid dresses do you plan on using at your wedding? Leave me a comment and let me know.

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Personalised Wedding Candy Adds Special Touch

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Personalised Wedding Candy Adds Special Touch

Nothing can quite compare in importance to a couple than their wedding day. Before the big day arrives, every moment of the event is envisioned and planned down to the last detail, so that everything is perfect. A place to hold the wedding and reception and items such as the gown and the flowers must be chosen well in advance. Another important addition to the wedding is the candy, which has recently grown in popularity. If finding the perfect wedding candy seems a bit challenging, the following tips will help.

1. Bulk Candy

Depending on the size of the wedding and number of guests, you may need to order bulk candy. The best place to find it is by researching the Internet for an online lolly shop that is able to fill large orders. Even if you do not need a bulk order, working with this type of shop means they will be able to fill any size order easily and will likely have more choices. You will be more confident knowing you are dealing with a reliable vendor.

2. Personalised candy for bonbonnieres

Even though many bridal couples are satisfied with plain wedding candy, thinking about personalised candy may make things more interesting. That is another reason to discuss your needs with a lolly shop, as they have many different kinds of candy, including those made especially for you. They will assist you with making a choice, and if you decide to personalise your candy, they will be able to provide it for you.

3. Variety of candy types

No wedding will be exactly the same as yours, and all your guests will be different, with their own individual tastes, as well. This makes it extra important to deal with a lolly shop, since they will have a greater variety of wedding candy than a small local candy shop, for instance. They offer bouquets, centrepieces, lollipops and many other items. This will give you almost unlimited options to find the confectionary that is exactly right for you and your special guests.

A sweet way to thank your guests for sharing your day is giving them personalised wedding candy, which they will not soon forget. As you plan your special day, visit Designer Candy, Australia’s trusted and reputable online lolly shop, to check out their impressive array of choices visit: http://designercandy.com.au/.

Looking to keep our girls modest?

Bloomer Shorts Provide More Modest Play

Many parents have heard of bloomer shorts but haven’t seen them put to use. However, they have a lot of potential for girls who like to play rough while wearing dresses and skirts. The shorts allow girls to play freely, without compromising their modesty.

These shorts are helpful for girls from families with very traditional ideas about dress. Some families believe that it is wrong for girls to wear pants due to religious or cultural reasons. Bloomer shorts help girls in this situation by protecting their modesty, without making them or their families compromise their beliefs.

You can shop now to see how versatile these shorts are. They aren’t just worn underneath dresses or skirts when girls are at play. Many girls who take dance or gymnastics lessons wear them over leotards to provide more cover over their leg and buttocks areas.

Another way in which girls used these types of shorts is as a form of sleepwear. The shorts have a comfortable fit that makes them good as a part of pajamas. Girls who have a favorite nightshirt that’s become too short can wear these underneath, so they don’t need to stop wearing it.

Bloomers feature comfortable, breathable material with easy care requirements. Pretty feminine colors help them go with most girls’ outfits. Glitter elements help make these shorts appeal to all girls from ages 3 to 12.

Tips for Getting Guests To Take Great Pictures at your Wedding

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Tips for Getting Guests To Take Great Pictures at your Wedding

You may have a professional photographer at your wedding and reception but the photos that your guests take will be some of your favorites. They will capture intimate and impromptu moments that your photographer won’t. So, you want to make sure that your wedding guests take lots of pictures, but how do you do that? Here are some tips for getting guests to take great pictures at your wedding.

Get your guests involved in the photo taking at your wedding

Have you ever been to a wedding and after the ceremony you attempt to take some pictures of the bride and groom, but by the time you get outside they are already in the limo on their way to the reception? It’s so frustrating! The way to solve this problem is by having a set time period after the ceremony for picture taking. Everyone will be excited, moving around and greeting others. Have someone announce that there will be 20 to 30 minutes in which the entire wedding party will be available to take photos for and with guests inside or outside the church or wedding venue. This will ensure that everyone has ample time to take photos before going to the reception.

Get great Reception photos too!

Of course, your guests will also be taking photos at your reception. This is when you will get some really fabulous photos. Most people will have their own cameras or cell phones with them to take photos, but for the few guests that don’t, have a small basket of disposable cameras (yes, they still make those lol) available for guests to take and use. You should also give each guest a small photo album to take home. Now, here’s the fun part. Everyone will take lots of photos at the reception but you want to take it a step above that. Set aside an area at your reception that is designated for photos. Put up a fun backdrop and have a table set up with all different photo props. Masks, hats, signs, mustaches on sticks, sunglasses, etc. Encourage your guests to participate in taking and posing for photos. Let them know that it is very important to you that there are lots of pictures to share.

You want your guests to share their photos with you and each other. The best way to do this is to set up an email address or an album on a site like flickr.com. Print out little cards with the email address or url and log in information and ask guests to upload their photos. This gives everyone a chance to save photos that other guests took and share theirs with others as well. This also gives you access to all of the photos and is great when you are putting together your wedding photo album.

Part of your special day is the memories that you will have. Photos are a great way to preserve those memories. Encourage your guests with fun props and photo shoots. Get started by using my tips for getting guests to take great pictures at your wedding.

What tips do you have for getting your guests to take great photos at a wedding? Share them with me in a comment!


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