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Nebraska Furniture Mart | November 24, 2017

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Posts ByMegan Berry Barlow, Author at Nebraska Furniture Mart

A Few Ideas for Some Beautiful Stocking Stuffers

December 2, 2016 |

The first recorded mention of the now famous “Christmas Stocking” custom in the English tradition is in 1809 when Washington Irving wrote The Knickerbocker History of New York. The use of stockings may date as far back as the pre-Christian … Read More

NFM Cares – Volunteering In Our Communities This Summer

August 12, 2016 |

The NFM Cares program, created and led by NFM’s own team of conscientious employees, helps a variety of local and national charities including the American Red Cross, Teammates Mentoring Program, local school districts, area food banks, The America Heart Association, … Read More

Fun & Functional Patriotic Decorations You Can Add in a Jiff

June 18, 2016 |

My patriotic decorating roots run deeply into my own past.  In my first apartment after college, way back in 1991. I purchased a blue and white sofa & loveseat set with hand sewn red, white, and blue quilted pillow covers.  … Read More

5 Smart Devices That Will Help You Run Your Home Like a Boss

May 10, 2016 |

We all lead busy lives (though not always productive). This list will turn you on to 5 new smart devices that can help you monitor your home life even when you aren’t at home.

Samsung SmartThings Arrival Sensor

If your things … Read More

Top 10 Things to Do in Omaha During Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Week

April 28, 2016 | | One Comment

See All of the Attractions at the Shareholders’ Meeting

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Of course, listening to the Oracle of Omaha speak at the Annual Shareholders Meeting is a must. While the meeting is informative and takes questions from the floor, … Read More

Start Prepping New Pots and Planters for Spring

March 22, 2016 |

I will admit, each year, when the March temps hit 65 degrees, I think, “Woo Hoo! Summer is right around the corner.” And it never fails. A few cold days in April bring my heart and hopes crashing back to … Read More

What If Your Birthday Is on Valentine’s Day?

February 10, 2016 |

Valentine’s Day. It either makes one want to write love sonnets and send them to someone special via snow white carrier pigeon… Or shudder violently then want to run and hide in a dark cave!  Ok, carrier pigeons have been … Read More

Wearable Technology: The Biggest Trend in Fitness

January 22, 2016 |

Many of us ring in the New Year and resolve to get in shape at the same time. While this new-year-goal-setting trend is not new, what is new is how we plan to hit those goals. Wearable technology is firmly … Read More

Let’s Make Christmas Wishes Come True with Toys for Tots

December 10, 2015 |

What do the year 1947, the actor John Wayne, the number 16.8 million have in common?

Answer: Toys for Tots the annual toy drive sponsored by the U.S. Marines!

  • Toys for Tots was founded in 1947 by  Major Bill Hendricks, … Read More

Gift Exchange Ideas – As Seen On TV

November 5, 2015 |

Most Americans with a TV and too much time on their hands (which is most Americans) have heard of As Seen On TV products. You know, those funny, but interesting items that fill commercial air time between Late Night and … Read More

Embracing the Pumpkin Spice Madness

October 2, 2015 |

I will admit to being a pumpkin lover long before it was in vogue (I am kind of a trendsetter if I do say so myself).  But like most of humanity, I find the current fevered pitch of the Pumpkin … Read More

Phone Surgeons: The Most Trusted Brand in Smartphone Repair

September 28, 2015 |

The Phone Surgeons provide “medical” repair to broken and injured smartphones, tablets, and electronic devices. The brainchild of Chris Joudan, a former wireless franchise store owner, who witnessed his team send two clients out the door after a very brief … Read More

Easy Side Dishes for Your Next Barbecue

August 11, 2015 |

The best thing to bring to a summer barbecue usually comes in a can… but I’m blogging about easy side dishes today, so here goes.

Summer barbecues really are an American staple. The purpose is not simply the meal and … Read More

8 Fun Recipes for S’mores

July 29, 2015 |

While I don’t possess a huge sweet tooth, certain savory snacks do appeal to me more than others. Lemon bars, mint chocolate ice cream, and peanut butter cups can each grab my attention on occasion. But there is one treat … Read More

Running Gear That Will Keep You Going

June 4, 2015 |

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

The quote above comes from one of my favorite books of all time, What I Think About When I Think About Running. The books is authored by Haruki Murkami. Mr. Murkami is a good … Read More

Cherry Picking the Registry: The New Wedding Gift Essentials

May 11, 2015 |

When the tulips start to bloom and graduation announcements roll in, you know that Wedding Season is right around the corner. June seems to favor brides (and grooms, technically, since it take two to tango!). With weddings come invitations and … Read More

How to Keep Your Floors Looking Tip-Top

April 9, 2015 | | 2 Comments

I don’t consider myself a neat freak in any way. My wood floors almost always have dog prints on them and my ceiling fan blades have a moss-like growth on the edges. I do not mean to say I am … Read More

Pre-Spring Cleaning

March 9, 2015 |

Well, this has certainly be a long, cold winter.  Boston had a record amount of snow, Dallas saw ice and snow, and each week meteorologists across the country spoke of “artic blasts” and new “record cold temps.”

ENOUGH, I say. … Read More

Conquer Your Winter Workouts

February 3, 2015 |

Of those who already exercise regularly, there are two types of winter people. At the first sign of snow, Group #1 bundles up and drinks hot coco by the fire (or binge-watches Breaking Bad on Netflix). Group #2, on the other … Read More

The Top 5 Super Bowl Commercials

January 30, 2015 |

There are a million ways to decide what are the best Super Bowl commercials of all time… but I have a few that make my list. I am not into the newer commercials and tend to stick to the classics!

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