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palm springs temperature

This post brought to you by Coca Cola. All opinions are 100% mine. Every classic summer activity requires refreshments, especially here in the desert.  What do you reach for at the pool, the zoo or outdoor BBQ? Best option is water, the most refreshing, most perfect beverage on the planet. 

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Priti bahamas

Summer is here to stay awhile, so get in the spirit with bright summery nail shades!  One of our very favorite nail polish companies, Priti NYC has a line of gorgeous shades inspired by The Bahamas.  I tested two perfect polishes from the collection, sent for review. Living in the

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sunburst green iced tea

It is going to be one refreshing summer here in the desert thanks to the DIY Iced Tea Kit assembled by Mighty Leaf Tea.  Skip wondering how many bags you need and how long to steep… Might Leaf Tea has big bags to make big pitchers, providing you a luxurious

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backyard safari outfitters review

Summer is here and it is time to get outside.  Backyard Safari Outfitters has just what your kids need to explore the uncharted grasses and trees of the wild backyard. We just moved into a house with a yard after a very long year in a Los Angeles apartment building. 

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Kiss My Face kids sunscreen

The first thing I do when I learn of a new sunscreen is head over to EWG’s Safe Sunscreen Guide and plug it in.  So when Kiss My Face Kids wanted me to review their 100% natural mineral sun sticks, I had high hopes for a good rating.  It scored

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frogglez goggles

Here in sunny Southern California, the kids are already rushing to the pool and ocean.  My 6 year old daughter is the first one in and the last one out, despite her shivering body and purple lips.  I remember doing the same at her age but can’t even fathom it

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The holiday weekend is within our grasp. Warm weather is still here, so cling onto the end of summer and enjoy a nice picnic at the park or beach.  Pack your picnic wisely with a nice variety of fresh, crisp summer vegetables arranged on tea sandwiches and skewers.  And be

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summer fruit tart recipe
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I think fruit tarts are mesmerising. They are the item that catches my eye at every bakery counter, the fruit so perfectly (or in my case, not perfectly) arranged, glistening in glaze and so full of gorgeous colour. They are a treat I would label as ‘splendid’ – I have

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fresh & Easy coobook janet hornby
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There are several cookbooks every parent should own, and Fresh & Easy by Janet Hornby is one of them.  You will not find recipes for hiding vegetables in this delightful cookbook.  Instead, Hornby will show you how to simply prepare delicious, fresh ingredients for your family.  Even the pickiest kid

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diningentertainingfrom scratchhealth and nutritionhealthy snacksummerwine

Sometimes when I have friends over and we are making our way through a bottle of champagne, I find myself thinking that we should be eating something – but conversation amongst good friends often gets the better of me and another couple of glasses and a sore head later I remember I

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