Getting Creative with an Empty Corner



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Do you have an empty corner in your living room that you try to avoid looking at? You can admit it; most people do! It’s an awkward space that you don’t know what to do with, so you leave it empty, and it manages to draw even more attention. Well, there are a lot of things you can do with that valuable real estate.

Electric Fireplace – There are electric fireplaces made specifically for corners. They provide warmth and ambiance, and only cost pennies to operate. Many even let you turn the heat off and enjoy the dancing flame year-round. Since the flame isn’t real, you don’t have to worry about fire safety. Some hold a flat screen television on top, making them ideal for a smaller home because you can eliminate the need for an entertainment center.

Floor Water Fountain – Every parent really should have a water feature in the home to calm the mind, reduce stress, and promote relaxation.You can find some stunning freestanding ones you can put on an angle in the corner from stores like IndoorFountainPros.com.

Office Space – If you have more than one child and your bedrooms are small then your kitchen table is probably covered in books and homework all the time. Turn that corner into an office space. You can use a room divider to section the area off, or hang a curtain from a suspended rod for a similar effect.

Coat Hook – If the corner happens to be near an outside door, a coat hook would be a great addition. You don’t have to actually use it either. It can simply be reserved for guests.

Playpen – If you have a baby, section off the area with a gate and leave it as a permanent playpen. Of course, you will still need to do something with it once your baby becomes a toddler.

Shelving – There are shelving units designed to go in a corner. There is also nice wrought iron ones that are made for plants. Shelving can be used for books, photos, knickknacks, movies, etc.

Conversation Area – If the room is really large, create an entirely separate seating area there. Perhaps put three chairs around a coffee table, so you have a nice sitting area to chat with friends.

Tree – You have the space to put a tree there, so why not go for it? A few indoor trees fairly easy to grow include the dragon tree, fiddleleaf fig tree, schefflera tree, rubber tree, and Norfolk pine tree.

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#HyVeeSaves you on Gas, Groceries and More



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Here’s an awesome deal on gift cards at Hy-Vee this weekend!

This great deal works for JCPenney, Lane Bryant, Cold Stone, Jiffy Lube or Xbox gift cards.

My first choice would be JCPenney. I get most of my clothes from there and I found a $10/$10 coupon in my email. You might want to check and see if you have one, too!

Savings on gift cards are not easy to come buy and are definitely worth it if plan on shopping at any of these places. The gift cards would also make great birthday or Christmas presents.

Here’s how much you can save when you buy a gift card this weekend:

Buy a $25 gift card and get .10 off per gallon of gas. That’s a $1.50 savings when you buy 15 gallons of gas.

Or buy a $50 gift card and get .20 off! That’s a $3 savings when you buy 15 gallons of gas!

Plus, you can use your credit card rewards program to earn more – $1.50 cash back on a $50 gift card if you earn 3% back on grocery purchases.

That’s a 9% savings!

If you’re not already signed up for the Hy-Vee Fuel Saver program, you can do so at the customer service desk. You can redeem your fuel savings at Hy-Vee gas stations and at Casey’s gas stations.

Make sure you check out the Hy-Vee Fuel Saver ad for more savings on gas!

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Gymboree Labor Day Sale



Save 40% off everything during the Gymboree Labor Day Sale!  Don’t miss this awesome sale!

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ModCloth Casting Call



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Fashion mavens, rejoice! ModCloth is inviting you to come showcase your unique style at their #FASHIONTRUTH Casting Call for ALL event in New York City on September 3rd. All you have to do is show up in your cutest outfit and you could be featured on ModCloth and across their social platforms. Anyone and everyone is invited, so if you’re in the area, grab your friends and go — this is an event you won’t want to miss! Head to the ModCloth blog for more details and RSVP info.

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Give Cottonelle a Try with This $1.50 Coupon



Thank you to Cottonelle for sponsoring this post and keeping my bum clean!

Cottonelle is helping everyone get clean, fresh bums with their flushable cleansing wipes. These will definitely come in handy at our house. Now my daughter will always have a clean bum without yelling for me every time she goes to the bathroom. And, of course, I like having a clean bum, too.

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Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths
are sewer and septic safe, alcohol-free, come in an easy to use dispensing tub and work great for the whole family. I recommend keeping one in every bathroom!

Now you can try Cottonelle’s flushable wipes for yourself with the coupon for $1.50 off the Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths and Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper.

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