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The Chic, Smart & Oh-So-Quiet LG Silver PuriCare Air Purifier

2017 January 27
by Emily Hill

The LG Silver PuriCare air purifier takes powerful air purification and real-time air quality readings to a stylishly new level.

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LG Silver PuriCare Air Purifier Review - The LG Silver PuriCare air purifier takes powerful air purification and real-time air quality readings to a stylishly new level. | isthisreallymylife.com


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This is a sponsored post for RC Willey. All content, thoughts and opinions are mine.

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I love living in the Salt Lake Valley. I live on the east bench close to the Wasatch Mountains. From where I live I can easily see the Oquirrh Mountains in the west and Traverse Ridge in the south. And when we’re experiencing a temperature inversion (summer or winter), I can also see a thick, soupy, pollution-filled haze stubbornly hovering atop my beautiful valley.

Along with the pollution and particulates, I also get to experience the odors that come from having four kids (think sweaty gym socks) and a dog (do they ever smell good?). It’s enough to make a girl who never thought she needed an air purifier seriously considering adding a second LG Silver PuriCare air purifier in her home.

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LG Silver PuriCare Air Purifier Review - The LG Silver PuriCare air purifier takes powerful air purification and real-time air quality readings to a stylishly new level.
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Why the LG Silver PuriCare? You’ll probably think me a tad shallow but I do adore its chic design. While you probably wouldn’t mistake it for decor per the company’s ad copy, it does have a beautifully minimalist, sleek form. In fact, it may have even classed up my family room considering my black leather ottoman features black duct tape holding it together.

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Beyond the design, the LG Silver PuriCare air purifier has a 3-stage filter system that gives your family clean air by capturing large particles like dust, pet dander, mold and pollen while reducing odors and VOCs. And you easily know it’s working thanks to the Smart Indicator providing a real-time reading of air quality. Green, you’re good. Red, you should probably move to northern Idaho.

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LG Silver PuriCare Air Purifier Review - The LG Silver PuriCare air purifier takes powerful air purification and real-time air quality readings to a stylishly new level.

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LG Silver PuriCare Air Purifier Review - The LG Silver PuriCare air purifier takes powerful air purification and real-time air quality readings to a stylishly new level.
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I’ll be honest, I was surprised George’s room got a green reading.

Want to know the particulate levels? You can get readings of concentration levels for 3 particle sizes (1Um, 2.5Um, 10Um) with the touch of a button. The PM (particulate matter) 1.0 sensor is that good. Let’s not forget how quiet the LG Silver PuriCare is as it purifies up to 248 square feet. The Smart Inverter hums along at levels as low as 23dB; the sound is often only just above a whisper. In fact, I kind of find the sound rather soothing.

Need more features? Try these:

  • Auto Mode: 3 fan speeds; Inverter motor allows product to change speed automatically based on airborne particle levels.
  • Turbo Mode: Extra powerful purification for 30 minutes.
  • 8-Hour Timer: Automatic 8-hour on/off timer; set it and forget it!
  • Multi-Stage Filtration System: pre-filter to filter out large particles; 3MMERV 14 Filter to remove fine particles like dead ticks, pollen, micro dust motes and animal fur and perform strong sterilization of bacteria in indoor air; deoderizing filter to remove odors from cigarette smoke, garbage, pets and strong acids or bases (see photos below)
  • Warranty: 10-year Parts warranty on motor; 1-year Parts and Labor

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LG Silver PuriCare Air Purifier Review - The LG Silver PuriCare air purifier takes powerful air purification and real-time air quality readings to a stylishly new level.

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LG Silver PuriCare Air Purifier Review - The LG Silver PuriCare air purifier takes powerful air purification and real-time air quality readings to a stylishly new level.
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If you’d like to clear the air in your own home, you can find the LG Silver PuriCare air purifier at RC Willey (online and off). I suggest offline, especially if you’re near the new RC Willey in Draper. As I made my way to will call, I totally found myself drooling over the leather couches. After all, my ottoman does have duct tape. It might be time for an upgrade…

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Protein-Packed Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

2017 January 24
by Emily Hill

This chocolaty, peanut-buttery, protein-packed smoothie is low carb thanks to unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder and no-calorie sweetener.

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Protein-Packed Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie -- This chocolaty, peanut-buttery, protein-packed smoothie is low carb thanks to unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder and no-calorie sweetener. | isthisreallymylife.com


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Disclosure: Though this is a sponsored post for Purely Inspired, all thoughts and opinions are mine.

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If you’re a longtime reader of this site, you know I absolutely love any recipe that combines peanut butter and chocolate. I’ve shared recipes for everything from homemade Reese’s peanut butter eggs to a copycat peanut butter moo’d smoothie. And don’t forget my favorite peanut butter swirl brownies and peanut butter chocolate trifle. Mmm…

Okay, now I need to pilfer the rest of George’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups left over from Halloween.

Of course, those treats are far from low-carb, which means they’re far from fitting into any New Year’s resolutions. Fortunately this protein-packed low-carb chocolate peanut butter smoothie totally does.

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Protein-Packed Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie -- This chocolaty, peanut-buttery, protein-packed smoothie is low carb thanks to unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder and no-calorie sweetener. | isthisreallymylife.com

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This smoothie owes its low-carb status to unsweetened almond milk (fewer calories and more calcium than skim milk), peanut butter powder (WAY fewer calories than regular peanut butter; PB2 is my absolute favorite for texture and flavor), unsweetened cocoa powder and no-calorie sweetener. It owes its protein-packed title to the peanut butter and Purely Inspired organic French vanilla protein powder (available at Walmart for $19.97).

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Protein-Packed Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie -- This chocolaty, peanut-buttery, protein-packed smoothie is low carb thanks to unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder and no-calorie sweetener. | isthisreallymylife.com

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I wasn’t sure whether to call this recipe a smoothie or a shake because it has a thick, rich flavor, but it does call for quite a bit of ice, giving it more of an icy texture than creamy, so smoothie it is! Along with being low carb, this chocolate peanut butters smoothie comes in at just under 275 calories and has nearly 30 grams of protein. It’s basically one of the most delicious ways to fuel your day.

Or at least fuel my day if you’re not interested in delicious chocolate peanut butter beverages.

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Protein-Packed Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie -- This chocolaty, peanut-buttery, protein-packed smoothie is low carb thanks to unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder and no-calorie sweetener. | isthisreallymylife.com

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Printable recipe for protein-packed low-carb chocolate peanut butter smoothie below. Enjoy!
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Protein-Packed Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
 
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This chocolaty, peanut-buttery, protein-packed smoothie is low carb thanks to unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder and no-calorie sweetener. Makes approx. 1 serving.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups ice
  • 3 T peanut butter powder
  • 2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop Purely Inspired Organic French Vanilla protein powder (or your favorite protein powder)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 T no-calorie sweetener like Splenda
Instructions
  1. Place ingredients in blender in order listed. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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Here are a few more protein-infused recipes you might enjoy!

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Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Protein Bars -- These chocolate cranberry oatmeal protein bars include almonds, peanut butter and coconut and make for a healthy and delicious snack or on-the-go breakfast.


Chocolate cranberry oatmeal protein bars

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Healthy Strawberry Orange Protein Smoothie -- Orange juice, strawberries, banana and vanilla protein powder come together in this delicious healthy strawberry orange protein smoothie.

Healthy strawberry orange protein smoothie

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Creamy Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie - This pumpkin spice protein smoothie combines creamy pumpkin and spices with almond milk and dates for a fall-inspired on-the-go breakfast.

Pumpkin spice protein smoothie

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Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Shake -- packed with over 30 grams of protein and less than 13 grams of sugar (8 grams from banana). Delicious chocolate peanut butter smoothie taste!


Double peanut butter chocolate protein shake

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16 Free 8×10 Valentine’s Day Printables

2017 January 20
by Emily Hill

These “love-ly” free 8×10 Valentine’s Day printables are the perfect way to decorate your home and spread the love this Valentine’s Day.

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16 Free 8x10 Valentines Printables - These love-ly free 8x10 Valentines Day printables are the perfect way to decorate your home and spread the love this Valentines Day. | isthisreallymylife.com

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Someday I’m going to jump on the mantle-decorating bandwagon and deck out my mantle with cute framed printables, banners and DIY knick-knacks but today (this year) is not that day. That being said, I am a sucker for a well-designed free Valentine’s Day printable, especially because it has to do with love.

I love love.

While you’ll find a lot of Valentine’s Day printables on the Interweb and the Pinterest, these are my favorites. I found others I liked but they weren’t free, and I love free almost as much as I love love.
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Be Mine Valentines Day Printable
Be Mine printable from Sticky-Design

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Bee Mine printable
Bee Mine Valentine’s Day printable from 3Peppers

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Grow Old with Me printable
Grow Old Along with Me printable from Clean & Scentsible

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Valentines alphabet printable
Valentine’s alphabet printable from Bloom Designs

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Song of Solomon free Valentines printable
Song of Solomon Valentine’s Day printable from Sparkles of Sunshine

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Silver love printable
Silver Love printable from A Night Owl (also comes in gold)

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Free Be Mine printable valentine
Be Mine free printable valentine from Yellow Bliss Road

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All You Need Is Love free Valentines Day printable
All You Need Is Love free Valentine’s Day printable from How to Nest for Less

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Love Sweet Love free printable
Love Sweet Love free printable from The Momma Diaries

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watercolor free printable
Watercolor printable from Live Laugh Rowe

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Free Valentines Day printable
Valentine’s Day printable from Thoughts from Alice

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Free Valentines Day printable
Valentine’s Day printable from The Rustic Willow

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Free Printable Valentine Love Arrows
Free printable valentine love arrows from We Heart Parties

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I Heart You printable
I Heart You printable from SohoSonnet

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Free 8x10 printable from Persnickety Prints
Free 8×10 printable from Persnickety Prints

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For Ever Yours printable
For Ever Yours printable from The 36th Avenue

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16 Free 8x10 Valentines Printables

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If you’re helping plan this year’s Valentine’s Day class party, check out these awesome easy ideas!

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Easy Valentines Day Class Party -- 5 simple stations and very little prep work!

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The App That Lets You Remotely Manage Your Teen’s Smartphone

2017 January 17
by Emily Hill

The TeenLimit parental control app helps manage teens’ screen time, ensure their online safety and teach responsible smartphone use.

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Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with TeenLimit and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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While parenting in today’s world of all things digital can be overwhelming, the same technology that lets your teens Snap, Insta and swipe left also allows you to manage their use of those handheld screens. Sure, it would be easier to give them a pager (do people still use those?), but we’re not out to destroy their social life completely—most days, at least.

Fortunately we have access to parental controls like TeenLimit, an app that was designed specifically for teenagers, which makes its functionality different than security apps for younger kids. I have no problem taking control of my kids’ digital assets. I have a spreadsheet with all their usernames and passwords and happily get on their case if I find they’ve opened some new account and not provided me with the info.

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TeenLimit parental control app

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As for our two oldest girls who have had smartphones for a few years, we make sure to know their passwords—or have a second thumbprint access—and frequently check their phones for new apps. We’ve even used a text message tracker to monitor when and what they’re saying. Oh, and screens aren’t allowed in any bathroom or bedroom or behind any closed door. Also, they have to plug their phones in the kitchen charger before bedtime.

Poor things have old-school alarm clocks in their rooms…

But until we downloaded the TeenLimit parental control app, I had yet to have serious control over their phones between the hours of wake-up and bedtime. After only a few minutes checking out its features, I’m kind of hooked (much to Lauren’s chagrin, I’m sure). It took just a few minutes to download the app (Android only), activate admin access and choose a pin code (so Lauren can’t access or uninstall the app). After that I could easily manage time slots for when Lauren can use the phone and which apps we allowed her to use. If I felt an app was unnecessary or bordering in iffy, I could uncheck it fromm the list and the app would prevent her from accessing it.

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TeenLimit parental control app

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TeenLimit parental control app

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I was definitely intrigued by the premium features, which include remote control (I have a version of the app on my phone so I can control hers remotely), internet filtering, geolocation (I love this, especially as my girls are dating and driving) and activity reports in addition to real-time notifications. I loved the pop-up notification when Lauren tried to download a new app and the ability to see website requests.

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TeenLimit parental control app

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At only $3.29/month, it seems a no-brainer to continue using those features. The craziest thing was when Lauren admitted to actually liking the geolocation feature; she was all about us knowing where she was, especially on dates.

Who knew my teens weren’t totally parental control-averse?

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TeenLimit parental control app

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If you feel like your teens and tweens are attached at the hip to their smartphones, or you’re worried about your kids’ online safety (it’s scary how easily they can access some pretty crazy stuff), take advantage of tools like TeenLimit to manage their screen time. Yeah, they’ll whine and complain, but they’ll thank you later. Trust me.

While the free version of TeenLimit is pretty great, the premium features are what make this tool so powerful, and they’re a steal at just over $3 a month. For more information on TeenLimit, visit TeenLimit.com.

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TeenLimit parental control app

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15 More Pressure Cooker Dessert Recipes

2017 January 13
by Emily Hill

My last pressure cooker dessert recipes post was such a sweet success, I simply had to round up 15 more tantalizing dishes for you. Now if I could stop drooling…

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15 More Pressure Cooker Dessert Recipes - Back by popular demand! Here is the second roundup of tantalizing pressure cooker and Instant Pot dessert recipes. Now you have a total of 30 to drool over!


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I finally purchased an Instant Pot pressure cooker, but can you believe this dessert-lover has yet to try a single pressure cooker dessert recipe? I have made this yummy shredded pork and this tasty honey sesame chicken, but no cheesecake, baked apples or caramel sauce. What the heck is wrong with me? Not only do I have these 15 pressure cooker dessert recipes from which to choose, I have the 15 shared below. I seriously need to step up my pressure cooking game!
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Berries and Cream Breakfast Cake
Berries and cream breakfast cake from Tidbits

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Instant Pot chocolate molten lava cake
Molten chocolate mini lava cake from Instant Pot Recipes

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Tart cherry pressure cooker pie
Tart cherry pressure cooker pie from Recipe 4 Living

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Lime Cheesecake Instant Pot Recipe
Lime cheesecake (Instant Pot recipe) from The CentsAble Shoppin

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New England blueberry pudding
New England blueberry pudding from House & Home

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Pressure Cooker Samoa Cheesecake
Pressure cooker Samoa cheesecake from Pressure Cooking Today

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Pressure cooker chocolate cheesecake
Pressure cooker chocolate cheesecake from Suzie the Foodie

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Instant Pot apple crisp
Instant Pot apple crisp from Center Cut Cook

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Instant Pot rice pudding
Instant Pot rice pudding from Traditional Cooking School

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Oatmeal chocolate chip cheesecake bars - pressure cooker dessert recipe
Oatmeal chocolate chip cheesecake bars from Sally’s Baking Addiction

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Easy smooth pressure cooker flan -- pressure cooker dessert recipe
Easy smooth pressure cooker flan from Pressure Cooker Recipes

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Instant Pot apple bread with salted caramel icing -- pressure cooker dessert recipe
Instant Pot apple bread with salted caramel icing from Adventures of a Nurse

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Pressure cooker pots de creme
Pressure cooker chocolate pots de creme from Pressure Cooking Today (obviously my favorite pressure cooking website)

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Mini lemon cheesecakes in the Instant Pot
Mini lemon cheesecakes in the Instant Pot from Lynnae McCoy

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Pressure cooker turtle cheesecake
Pressure cooker turtle cheesecake from Health Starts in the Kitchen

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Missed the original 15 pressure cooker dessert recipes post? Here you go!

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15 Pressure Cooker Dessert Recipes -- As far as I am concerned, a dessert is one of the best ways to officially break in your new pressure cooker.

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12 Perfect Roommate Gifts for Her Under $10

2017 January 10
by Emily Hill

Amazon Prime Student offers a ginormous list of features but the best might be finding the perfect roommate gifts paired with that free two-day shipping.

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12 Perfect Roommate Gifts for Her Under $10 -- the perfect roommate gifts for less than $10, perfect for a college student budget!

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In August I shared a great dorm room checklist for ensuring your freshman was ready for her first day of college. Among the list was an Amazon Prime Student membership because at half the price of your typical Amazon Prime (plus the first 6 months free), it’s a must. Not only is it a great way to make sure your college student doesn’t go without the necessities (i.e., poster putty, dry shampoo, Febreze), it’s also chock full of so many benefits, it’s nearly impossible to get your head around it all.

But before we get to the knock-your-socks-off new features, let’s talk about what college students should really use Prime Student for:

Roommate gifts.

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College roommates
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My daughter recently used her Prime Student account to order the perfect roommate gift—a pair of onion goggles. Not lying. Her roommate loves cooking with onions but found herself crying every time she had to chop them. Madison solved that problem by gifting her a highly-reviewed pair of onion goggles. They’ve been besties ever since.

Those onion goggles inspired me to work with her to create a list of 10 roommate gifts under $10…and they truly are under $10 because you’ve got that awesome free two-day shipping with Prime Student.
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Chalkboard sign
Chalkboard Double-Sided Message Board
Perfect for writing down the WiFi password or whose turn it is to by toilet paper.

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LED string lights
LED String Lights
No dorm room is complete without a little ambiance.

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Primitives by Kathy Broccoli Tea Towel
Primitives by Kathy Broccoli Tea Towel
I love this line of humorous tea towels!

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Shoes 18 Women's Foldable Portable Travel Ballet Flat Shoes
Shoes 18 Women’s Foldable Travel Ballet Flat Shoes
Not sturdy enough for cross-campus walks but perfect after a late night of dancing.

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Hot Girls Read Coffee Mug
Hot Girls Read Coffee Mug
Because they do. Trust me.

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Blue Q Crew Socks
Blue Q Crew Socks
#truth

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Panasonic ErgoFit Headphones
Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbud Headphones
Because sometimes you’ve really gotta tune out the other roommates.

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Gracallet Silk Jewelry Roll Travel Organizer
Gracallet Silk Jewelry Roll Travel Organizer
Perfect for traveling to and from college over the holidays (or for those weekend road trips).

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Neff Women s Kaycee Beanie
Neff Women’s Kaycee Beanie
Nothing says love like a nice, warm beanie with a pom pom on top!

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O Neill Trucker Hat
O’Neill Trucker Hat
Unless it’s fall or spring, then I’d go with a cute trucker hat.

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BS-MALL Makeup Brush Set
BS-MALL Makeup Brush Set
What girl doesn’t love a new set of makeup brushes?

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Nalgene water bottle
Nalgene Tritan 1-Quart Narrow Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle
You can never have too many water bottles, especially when roommates keep stealing yours.

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If you sign up your college student for Amazon Prime Student, not only can she give the perfect roommate gifts, but she’ll get that life-changing, free two-day shipping plus exclusive college deals, unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV shows (thank you, Prime Video). But wait, that’s not all!

Queue the Price is Right emcee.

She’ll also get a ton of new benefits. The latest and greatest from Amazon Prime Student can be summed up in three words: gaming, listening and reading.

  • Gaming: Twitch Prime offers free game content every month plus exclusive discounts and other benefits. Gamers can take advantage of member exclusive discounts on new release and pre-order boxed video games. When you’re not hitting the books you can hit the characters, vehicles, skins, and boosts for top games on Twitch plus perks like full indie games and exclusive loot.
  • Listening: Heard of Audible? We’re Audible fans, which makes this new feature extra awesome. Audible Channels features original programs, comedy, lectures, and audio editions of standout articles from The Wall Street Journal to The Onion—and Prime Student members get unlimited listening. Audible is a great way to get inspired (TED talks) and decompress (comedy).
  • Reading: College reading doesn’t have to be all textbooks. With Prime Reading, you’ll get unlimited reading on any device. That means unlimited access to over a thousand books, current issue magazines, comics, Kindle Singles, and more.

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The Details
When you sign up for Amazon Prime Student, there is no cost for the first six months, courtesy of Sprint and you can cancel at any time. After that, students receive 50 percent off of regular Amazon Prime Membership at only $49 annually. For more information, visit http://clvr.li/2b0l5oR.

Plus, you will receive a $10 Amazon store credit when you refer a friend who signs up for a sponsored trial of Amazon Prime Student. And, any friend you refer who signs up will also get $10 toward their next Amazon purchase.

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Amazon Prime Student
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Find out about the latest deals and promotions by following Amazon Prime Student on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat (add ‘amazonstudent’).

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER; the content and opinions expressed are my own.

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Easy French Bread Pizza

2017 January 4
by Emily Hill

French bread pizza is a super quick and easy way to make homemade pizza. Let the kids make their own for a fun family meal!

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Easy French Bread Pizza - French bread pizza is a super quick and easy way to make homemade pizza. Let the kids make their own for a fun family meal!

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While Madison was home from college, she made us the most delicious chicken bacon Alfredo pizza (recipe coming soon!). George and Livi weren’t too interested in a slice (more for me!) so I threw together this easy french bread pizza and they loved it!

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Easy French Bread Pizza - French bread pizza is a super quick and easy way to make homemade pizza. Let the kids make their own for a fun family meal!

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And I loved how quick and easy it was. The trick is to toast the French bread a bit before adding the sauce so the bread doesn’t get too mushy. Though I stuck with the classic pepperoni pizza, I shook on a few red pepper flakes for added flavor. They’re totally optional of course.

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Easy French Bread Pizza - French bread pizza is a super quick and easy way to make homemade pizza. Let the kids make their own for a fun family meal!

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Next time I’m going to make this french bread pizza a family affair and let everyone make their own half of a half. I know Nathan will go for classic Hawaiian, Madison and George will stick with pepperoni, Livi will do all cheese, Lauren will do something with a ton of red pepper flakes and I’ll go with pepperoni drizzled with some sort of honeyed chili pepper sauce like our local pizzeria uses. Mmm…

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Easy French Bread Pizza - French bread pizza is a super quick and easy way to make homemade pizza. Let the kids make their own for a fun family meal!

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Printable recipe for easy french bread pizza below. Enjoy!
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Easy French Bread Pizza
 
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French bread pizza is a super quick and easy way to make homemade pizza. Let the kids make their own for a fun family meal!
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Pizza
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf soft French or Italian bread, split in half lengthwise
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup medium cheddar cheese
  • 3 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional but so yummy!)
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Place rack in top third of oven and preheat to 425 degrees.
  2. Place bread cut side up on baking sheet and bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven and rub cut sides with garlic.
  3. Spread tomato sauce on cut sides of bread and top with mozzarella, pepperoni and red pepper flakes.
  4. Bake until cheese is melted and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and more red pepper flakes (if desired).

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