Author: Kristin Cook

    Things I love (and love to write about) include: photography, good beer, awesome deals on clothing, toys and camping gear, good food, Star Wars, and babies.


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    15 Must-Haves for Living in a Dorm Room

    Heading off to college this fall, or know someone who is? Here are a few simple and (mostly) inexpensive items that will help make that transition to dorm room living a little bit easier. Urban Shelf Portable...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Eight Tailgating Essentials for the Football Season

    Fall is almost here — the season of apple picking, pumpkin carving and… getting drunk enjoying time with friends and family in parking lots before football games. Although the reality is you don’t really need much to tailgate (aside...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    10 Awesome Back-to-School Backpacks

    As a kid, one of the best parts about going back to school each fall is getting to go to the store and pick out a shiny new backpack. Luckily, this is a tradition that doesn’t have...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    Really Unique Gifts for People Who are Tough to Please

    Stumped on what to get that person on your list who seems to already have it all? Looking for something a little less generic and a little more special? Here are some unique gift ideas that are...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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    Tech Toys for Kids Worth Buying This Holiday Season

    You’d think kids would be the easiest people to buy gifts for. But while there are about a billion toy options out there, it can be difficult to weed through them all and know which ones will actually...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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    Stuff Your Holiday Stockings with These Awesome Gifts

    When done right, the stocking can be one of the best parts of Christmas. There’s just something wonderful about digging into a packed stocking to find the nearly endless stream of gifts stuffed into that giant sock....

    • Posted 12 months ago
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    Fitness gadgets worth buying this holiday season

    Gadgets designed to help people stay active and healthy are becoming more and more popular, and capable of doing some pretty cool things. Gone are the days of trying to keep track of how many calories you’ve...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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    31 Days of Horror Movies, All Streaming on Netflix

    October is here, which means the countdown to Halloween is officially on. A great way to celebrate all month long is by taking part in an October horror movie challenge–a different scary movie every night this month....

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    10 Ridiculous Vinyl Covers For Your Record Collection

    Being from Minneapolis, recently crowned Most Hipster City in the US, I’ve done what any good hipster would do and gotten into vinyl records. Most of the records I’ve acquired over the last couple of years have...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    13 Movies That Will Put You In the Mood To Head Back to School

    The Back-to-school season is in full swing. Even if your own high school days are (thankfully) long gone, here are some of the greatest high school movies to get you in the back-to-school spirit, and maybe even...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    As Seen on the Internets: Most Ridiculous DIY Pinterest Ideas

    I have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. (Don’t know what I’m talking about? Ask your girlfriend/wife/female friend; she’ll fill you in). On the one hand, Pinterest has some pretty decent recipes and gift ideas. On the other, it...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Awkward Photos: Back to School Edition

    Awkward Photos. We all have at least one. One really, really embarrassing picture from the yearbook or first day of school that we’d like to pretend never happened. If you’re a child of the 80′s/early 90′s like...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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