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7 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Pets and Pet Lovers

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Pets give so much love – now it’s time to show them how much we love them. With pet-themed Valentine’s Day gifts for us and for them. (Okay the ones for them are really for us, too.) Whether you have warm, fuzzy “felines” for a cat or you think dogs are pawsome, we’ve got the gifts for you.

7 Hissterical Valentine’s Day Gifts for You and Your Pet

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5 Ways to Save on Your Wedding Gown

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Choosing the perfect gown for your wedding is a tough thing to do. In the best of circumstances it can take hours of searching and trying on dresses.  When you’re on a tight budget it becomes significantly more stressful. Designer dresses are very tempting when you are a bride, but it’s easy to overspend. When shopping you need to have a clear idea of what you want in a dress and what you want to spend on it. Every bride wants a beautiful dress, but not at an astronomical price.

Here are a few tips on how to shop for a wedding dress without breaking the bank.

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How to Sell on Etsy For Fun and For Profit

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For years, I’ve love shopping on Etsy. I’ve bought all kinds of terrific handmade items – from jewelry to clothing to prints that hang in my office. And for years, I’ve thought about selling on Etsy. After all, who couldn’t use some extra income? We have boxes of beautiful handmade stationery designed by a relative who passed away. We thought a great way to honor her would be to sell this stationery on Etsy, with a portion of profits going to animal charities she supported. So I finally got it together and started my own Etsy shop.

How I started selling on Etsy – and how you can, too.

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Valentine’s Day Gifts that Go Above and Beyond to Show You Care

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Valentine’s Day gifts have grown a bit stale. Your sweetie has learned to expect chocolates, cards, and jewelry. Do these things truly express how much you care, or are they just staples of the holiday? The following aren’t your traditional holiday gifts; they are ideas that will set you apart from the crowd. If you give one of these from-the-heart gifts, you’ll be telling your special someone, “I know you.” The following gift ideas go above and beyond to express love for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.  

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Budget-Friendly Holiday Cocktails and Food

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When the weather outside is frightful, our thoughts naturally turn to comfort food, hot drinks and holiday get togethers. But between stuffing stockings and travel expenses, the Christmas season can bust a hole in even the tightest budgets. Host a party? On whose dime? The good news is that turning your home into a holiday hot spot doesn’t have to take much more than that dime.

Seven ideas to entertain this holiday season on a budget

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10 Christmas Cookie Recipes for Everyone on Your Gift List

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Maybe you enjoy traditional Christmas cookies like gingerbread men, frosted sugar cookies, or candy-cane shaped confections. Or maybe you’re the first one to reach for something new and different – like meringues in the shape of Christmas trees. Whatever your sweet tooth desires, we’ve found a recipe for that.

Here are 10 Christmas cookie recipes you’ll want to try.

 

 

 

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10 Gifts in a Jar – Easy & Inexpensive!

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Every Christmas I struggle with what to get my friends and family for Christmas. I dread the holiday crowds at the mall and hate buying expensive gifts I’m not sure they’ll love. This usually leaves me looking for gifts at the last minute. These gifts can be made quickly and inexpensively while leaving your family and friends with a personal gift they’ll love. From infused liquors to sewing kits this list has a gift to please everyone!

10 Free Christmas Gifts in a Jar

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Bath & Body Works: ALL Hand Soaps Only $2.50 (Reg. $6.50!) – Today Only!

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Today, Dec. 12 only, Bath & Body Works is offering up ALL hand soaps for only $2.50 (reg. $6.50!) when you use promo code HANDSUP at checkout. These hand soaps make great housewarming gifts and stocking stuffers. Plus, they’re great to have on for all those holiday parties!

 

While you can only use one promo code per order there are some other nice promo codes still available:

  • F151593  10 Off Any $30 + Free Signature Collection Item With Any Purchase
  • fa156633  Extra $20 Off Your Order of $50 or more
  • BBWDEC25 – Free Shipping With $25 Purchase
  • FA155960  20% off Sitewide