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Why I canceled my Costco membership...

After many, many was time for me to say good bye to Costco. I had been contemplating it for awhile but recent events at my local Costco just sealed the deal. Here's the logic: I don't think Costco gives me enough value to require me to pay an annual membership. It's virtually impossible to walk out of that store without spending at least $100. For my family, it's $100. For my friends, $500 seems to be the limit. And when I spend $100, I might have 4 things in the cart! After carefully considering it - I came up with the following list of Costco "must haves" Toilet Paper Bottled Water Almond Butter Maple Syrup Prunes Butter Salmon Burgers Quaker Rolled Oats Frozen Hamburger Everything else can be found somewhere else in much more reasonable packaging. But back to those 9 items. These few things come in really big packages. I could theoretically buy them all once, and then not go back for the whole year.... Every single one of t

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Benefits of Teeth Whitening Your smile is often the first thing that people see when they meet you. And you’re teeth are front and center to your smile. Because of this, it’s only natural for people to want to make sure their teeth look their bests. In fact, a national survey showed that 96-percent of adults think that an attractive smile makes someone more appealing, while 74-percet of adults surveyed say that an unattractive smile will lower the chance of success in someone’s career. Unfortunately, many factors – including age, smoking, what you consume and poor oral hygiene – can have a negative effect on the look of your teeth. Thankfully, teeth whitening can help improve your smile, as well as the overall quality of your life. Now more than ever, teeth whitening is extremely affordable, with various do-it-yourself kits available at your local department store. However, those at-home treatments can cause more harm than good. There is actually a fine line between whitening your te

Clever Travel Secret Pocket Tank Top Review

In case there was any doubt...I am sort of the Macgyver of Moms.  Remember when I tapped our maple trees with a pen and a shoelace?  I am always inventing and trying new things - especially in the worlds of food and security. I spent all winter perfecting a hidden pocket in my favorite jeans and a zip up compartment in my winter scarf. Yes, those things have all been invented. But I always want to do them better. I wanted them in my clothes, in the size I wanted, and in with the right accessibility. So I was quite thrilled when I had the chance the check out this security gem - a hidden pocket tank top for travelling . It's right up my alley of interests. This is what it looks like on their website: Basic Tank top - pocket right in the middle of your chest. Now, from a comfort standpoint, this is okay. For accessibility, it's pretty awesome. From a look, it's kind of gross. BUT - tank tops are versatile. They are excellent for layering and can be worn in any seaso