Welcome to Our New Category: Dream Sleep!

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By Linda Denninger

Ahh…the blessed relief a good night’s sleep can bring!  It allows you to wake up feeling, recharged, refreshed and ready to take on a brand-new day! 

Without good sleep, our brains cannot function properly.  Studies show a good night’s sleep improves learning, helps to enhance your problem-solving skills, helps you pay better attention, make better decisions, and even be more creative! 

Sleep is critical to good physical health.  While sleeping your body is working on healing and repairing your heart and blood vessels.  Lack of sleep has been linked to heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.  Sleep deficiency also increases your chances of obesity.  A good night’s sleep helps to maintain healthy hormonal balance, normal blood sugar levels, and helps to keep your immune system strong.  Struggles with getting a good night’s sleep can change the way your immune system responds, which can make you more susceptible to infections.

So, we know we need it – how do we go about getting it!?!?  Well, there are several things you can try to help improve your sleep patterns.  Here are a few:

  1. Get into a routine making sure you go to bed and wake up around the same time every day.  Even on the weekends!  You disrupt your body’s sleep/wake rhythm when you sleep in too long or stay up too late.
  2. For about an hour before you go to bed, avoid strenuous exercise and bright lights from computer/TV screens.  The light can send a signal to your brain that you should be awake.
  3. Avoid large meals and alcoholic beverages for several hours before going to bed.
  4. Nicotine and caffeine are stimulants that can interfere with sleep.  The effects of caffeine can last up to 8 hours in your body.  Avoid them completely if you can but if not, at least avoid them after noon.
  5. Try to be active during the day and be sure to get some sunshine every day. 
  6. Keep your bedroom quiet and make it a relaxing place to be.  Use the bedroom for sleep – not watching TV or working on a computer. 
  7. Take a hot bath and/or meditate or use other relaxation techniques before you retire for the evening.
  8. Visit the Dream Sleep category at DreamProducts.com  to find an assortment of items that can assist you in getting a great night’s sleep!  From comfy blankets, to pillows, to all-natural remedies, there are a wide variety of products to help you!

We found this article from WebMD that we found interesting, and we hope you do too! 

Surprising Reasons to Get More Sleep

Here’s wishing you a great night’s sleep and a beautiful tomorrow!  Stay Safe My Friends!

Linda Denninger

There Is Just Something Special About Gardening!

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By Linda Denninger

There are so many benefits to gardening, both physically and emotionally.  It gets you outdoors into the sunlight, absorbing that Vitamin D we all need!  When you are digging, hauling around dirt and plants and just MOVING in the garden, it’s great exercise.  This exercise, in turn, aids in better sleep, weight loss, heart health and even boosting your immune system! 

Gardening can assist with your mental health by providing relaxation and stress relief, and even reducing anxiety!  Studies have shown it can help relieve depression as well.  To see the fruits of your labor instills a sense of pride in yourself and your garden!  When you plant something in the ground, or a pot, and watch it grow and flourish, it is such a feeling of accomplishment! 

I personally believe teaching children where their food comes from, how it is grown, and what the benefits are, at a young age is an important part of their growth and development.   We all must eat, so teach them while they are young to appreciate that food and learn where it starts before they see it on their plates!

We’ve searched the internet and found a couple of great articles we thought you might be interested in reading:

Get Your Therapy in the Garden

Planting Guide

 there is some great information here! 

Below, please find a Plant Hardiness Zone Map to help you in your gardening adventures!

Be sure to check out the Plant Section in our Lawn & Garden Category at Dream Products.

Stay Safe & Happy Gardening My Friends!

Linda Denninger

I Love The Month Of May!!!

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By Linda Denninger

May is such a beautiful month.  One of my favorite months of the year.  New life is sprouting up everywhere.  Weather is warming and people are eager to enjoy the sunshine!  I searched the web for trivia about my favorite month and came up with some fun facts!  I hope you find them as interesting as I did! 

  • Levi Strauss & Jacob Davis received their patent for Blue Jeans on May 20th 1873!
  • Emerald is the birthstone for May.  Emerald represents love and success
  • Lily of the Valley is the birth flower for May
  • May was originally named for Maia, the Greek goddess of fertility
  • The Empire State Building opened on May 1, 1931
  • South Carolina became the 8th state on May 23, 1788, Rhode Island became the 13th state on May 29, 1790 – Minnesota was admitted to the union on May 11, 1858 –and Wisconsin became the 30th sate of May 29, 1848! 
  • Other historical moments in May:  Amelia Earhart flew across the Atlantic Ocean, marking the first solo flight by a woman on May 20, 1932.  The first regular airmail service in the US began May 15, 1918.  The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened May 27, 1937.
  • May is the birth month of quite a few celebrities as well!  Calamity Jane (5/1/1852); Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (5/2/1972) Audrey Hepburn (5/4/1929); Adele (5/5/1988) George Clooney (5/6/1961) Cher (5/20/1946) Bob Dylan (5/24/1941) and Bob Hope (5/29/1903)

Lot’s of things to celebrate and acknowledge in this beautiful month!  So as you head into Spring and Summer, please remember to visit www.DreamProducts.com for all your Lawn and Garden and Spring Cleaning needs!  Let us help you organize your home and prepare for those upcoming BBQ’s and backyard parties we will hopefully be able to share this year. 

And don’t forget our line of Health & Beauty to keep your skin healthy and cared for during hot summer months.  Review our Medicine Cabinet for those sinus and allergy needs that this month brings about as plants and flowers begin to bloom everywhere! 

It’s been a tough year, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel!  Here is wishing you, your family, and friends a healthy, happy, and prosperous Spring!  Stay Safe My Friends!

Linda Denninger

Spring 2021: Here’s To New Beginnings!

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By Linda Denninger

Warmer weather is heading our way!  It’s been a tough winter for many people across the country.  With many of the COVID restrictions lifting, I know everyone is anxious to get outdoors, have family and friend gatherings, and just trying to get some “normal” behaviors back in our lives!  It’s refreshing to be able to look forward to life again!  But please remain vigilant in protecting yourself and staying safe.  We are not completely out of the woods just yet.  In that regard, check out our Medicine Cabinet for a wide variety of products to help keep you happy and healthy! 

Travel is another area of our lives that was highly restricted over the past year, However, these restrictions should be easing more and more as we edge into the summer months.  We have a very nice Weekender Tote Bag that has been drastically reduced in price.  Check it out! I know I am ready for a weekend away from home! 

Weekender Tote Bag
Weekender Tote Bag

So much time this year has been spent at home, so organizing and cleaning have been huge projects for many of us.  As we mentioned last month, Dream Products has many items to help you in these areas. 

At DreamProducts.com we are continually shopping for new and exciting merchandise to offer our customers.  If you’d like to be one of the first to hear about these products, and receive special promotions and offers, I highly recommend you sign up for our email program.  First time signups will also receive 10% off their order!

On our home page you can also request a catalog be mailed to you.

Spring is my favorite time of year.  New beginnings are popping up all around us!  My purple Irises are in full bloom in my yard and I love the warmer weather we are getting in to.  Enjoy your April and continue to be safe!

Reach out to Dream Products to find all your UNIQUE ITEMS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES!

Spring Is On It’s Way!

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By Linda Denninger

Last year March introduced the Pandemic into our lives and brought about a vast array of changes to our daily lives.  One year later, we are finally starting to see the “light at the end of the tunnel”.  Please continue to be vigilant and safe in protecting yourself and your loved ones. 

March has many special days and things to celebrate.  We can use some happy times right now!  The following was taken from a post by the Farmer’s Almanac.

MARCH CALENDAR

  • March 8 is International Women’s Day, which is a day that not only celebrates the achievements of women and the progress made toward women’s rights, but also brings attention to ongoing struggles for equality around the world.
  • March 14 is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins at 2:00 A.M. that day. If your area observes it, don’t forget to “spring forward” and set the clocks one hour ahead, or you may find yourself an hour late to everything! 
  • March 15 is the Ides of March! Legend surrounds this ill-fated day. Beware the Ides of March!
  • March 15 is also Clean Monday. Also called Pure Monday, this day marks the beginning of Great Lent for followers of the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church. This day is like Ash Wednesday of the Western Church.
  • March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. According to folklore, folks wear a shamrock on St. Patrick’s Day because the saint used its three leaves to explain the Trinity. 
  • March 20 brings about the March equinox—also called the vernal or spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere—marking the beginning of spring. In the Southern Hemisphere, this date marks the autumnal equinox and the beginning of fall. On this day, the Sun stands directly over Earth’s equator.
  • March 27 is the start of Passover, which begins at sundown on this day. 
  • March 29-31 are known as the Borrowing DaysAccording to lore, the last three days of March have a reputation for being stormy.

Soon it will be time for BBQ’s and yard work, and we can certainly help with that.  Visit Dream Products.com to find a selection of Lawn & Garden items  to help you prepare your yard for Spring. 

 Spring is also a great time to organize and “Declutter” your home.  We have a large assortment of items that help you with that chore as well!

It’s been an unprecedented year of trials and tribulations.  Let’s all set a goal to make THIS YEAR a year of healing, health and helping others! 

Stay safe my friends!

Are You New To Dream Products?

By Linda Denninger

I write this blog every month, but I don’t know that I have ever explained WHO we are! 

Dream Products was established over 20 years ago with the motto:  UNIQUE ITEMS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES!  We operated as a small, family type business that sold an assortment of products through various channels (1) Catalog (2) Website (3) “Space ads”.  The latter are individual ads for single products that are placed in the coupon section of the Sunday newspaper, as well as up to 50 magazines such as AARP, Saturday Evening Post, National Enquirer, American Legion, and many more.  In the newspaper coupon section, we are well recognized as being one of the strongest advertisers for over 20 years.   While we carry a huge assortment of products, we are well known for our bras, slippers, and therapeutic health & wellness categories. 

Last year our company was purchased by a much larger company.    We are THRILLED with the transition.  This well-established company has already helped us grow and improve our business in so many ways.  A perfect example is our transition to a new, VERY dynamic website platform.  If you haven’t checked it out, you should!  www.DreamProducts.com .  The site transformation was amazing.  It is so easy to use and offers things we couldn’t do before.  Look at the AutoFill category! Now you can have things automatically delivered on a schedule YOU want.  You place one order and never have to worry about running out of things you use on a regular basis. 

Our New Arrivals category is constantly being updated with an assortment of new and unique items.  Browse the site and you can find pretty much everything you need. 

I’m very proud to be a part of Dream Products.  I’ve been there from Day 1 and have seen the growth and the improvements we’ve experienced.  We have an amazing team that work hard every day – All with a single goal in mind:  TREAT OUR CUSTOMERS LIKE FAMILY.  We understand that, without our customers, we don’t exist!  We strive to provide the items you want, at the prices you need.  We hope we can add you to our growing Dream Products Family! 

Stay safe my friends!

Linda Denninger
Vice President/General Manager
Dream Products
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Join Us In Welcoming In A Brand New Year! Happy 2021 Everyone!

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By Linda Denninger

We did it!  We made it through this crazy year of 2020!  We know it’s been a struggle for everyone, with some having it much worse than others.  Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all who have pushed through, overcome obstacles and made it through.  May 2021 bring you good health, peace, love and much happiness.

2021 brought struggles for businesses, as well as individuals.  We take great pride in offering our customers Unique Items At Affordable Prices and providing excellent service throughout the year.  Covid-19 brought many obstacles for us to overcome.  Fewer truck drivers on the roads, health concerns for our employees and staff slowed some fulfillment, shipping companies were overwhelmed and unable to deliver in the expedient manner we are used to offering.  We have literally had trailers full of orders ready to go, and the delivery services were unable to take them all in a day.  We hope that you received your orders on time and were happy with your purchases.  If you experienced any delays, or dissatisfaction, please know we are very sorry and would like to make it up to you. 

From now until January 30, please use code HAPPY2021 to take $10 off any merchandise purchase of $50 or more.  Simply place your items in your shopping cart, include the above code at checkout, and the $10 savings will be applied. 

We hope this small gesture shows you how important you, and your satisfaction, are to us!  We’ve come through one of the worst years of all time, now let’s focus on 2021 being the BEST year of our lives!

May there be light in your life and love in your heart all year long! 

Happy New Year from your Dream Products Family!

2020 Is Coming To An End -Thank Goodness!

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By Linda Denninger

Your holiday’s may not look the same this year.  There won’t be the big family gatherings with everyone gathered around the tree and table.  We need to remain vigilant and safe so we can enjoy what is sure to be a better year next year!

But it’s still CHRISTMAS!  Here at DreamProducts.com we have a vast array of items to help you do your shopping safely and still be able to bring lots of joy to loved ones!  You can have their packages shipped directly to them, but please remember to shop early.  Shipping carriers are warning that they may become a bit overwhelmed so avoid the delays and start shopping NOW! 

Need a beautiful “pop up” Christmas tree?  Check out our 3’ 4’ or 6’ Fully decorated and pre-lit Poinsettia Tree

Can’t visit the family so sending more Christmas cards this year?  We have some gorgeous ones that we can personalize for you!  While looking at the personalized category, what thoughtful gifts the Personalized Spoon Rest would make for Mom or Grandma! 

And what child wouldn’t be thrilled with the Personalized Piggy Bank .  These items are hand personalized by USA Artisan’s, right here in the good ol’ USA!

Grandpa and Dad would be thrilled to receive the Airman® Airgun to make quick work of many tasks!  And who couldn’t use a Cup Call to ensure safety when driving.

And it’s always great to give a loved one (or yourself!) the Gift Of Health!  Be sure to take advantage of the great offer you will find here! (Hurry! Offer expires December 16th).

Let’s finish out this year happy and healthy and ready to begin a brand new journey in 2021!  Wishing you and your loved ones all the best and a happy and safe Holiday Season!

Can You Believe Thanksgiving Is Right Around The Corner?

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By Linda Denninger

There is a crisp feeling in the air, leaves are turning, all the signs that Thanksgiving is almost here!  Seems this year Thanksgiving will be a bit different for most of us.  I won’t be flying to visit family members in Florida, and I know a lot of you have had to curtail your normal holiday plans as well.  Holidays can be hard enough without having to face them alone! 

That is a good thought for us to remember!  When we are sad that we are missing our family and friends, we need to remember those unfortunate people who spend their holidays, and most all of their days – alone.  We might not be able to have a big gathering this year for the holiday, so how about we take a little of what we would have spent on that dinner, and help a local food bank.  Help support a local homeless shelter.  Donate to a Woman’s shelter.  

Many of you will still be hosting smaller, more intimate, get togethers over the holidays and we can help!  Dream Products.com has so many unique and affordable items to help you make this a joyous occasion, even if it is smaller than usual!  Check out our Housewares/Baking and Cooking category.  We have everything from cookware sets to small kitchen gadgets that help make life a little easier. 

This has been a different kind of year, and the upcoming holidays will be different for us as well.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t make the most of it and still enjoy them!  Thank goodness for things like Zoom and Facetime so we still have an opportunity to “virtually” have Thanksgiving with family and friends! 

Please stay safe out there my friends.  We are still battling that invisible virus, and unfortunately, probably will be for quite some time to come.  Be sure to visit our Medicine Cabinet for lots of items you need to keep you and your family safe.  So happy November and Happy Thanksgiving to you all!  Stay strong and Stay Safe!

Our New Web Site Has Launched!

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By Linda Denninger

We can barely contain our excitement!  So much time, work and effort has gone into the creation of our very dynamic, easy to use, AWESOME website!  And now it’s here!  While the site is very “New & Improved” you can find us at the same address:  www.DreamProducts.com

When visiting our new site, take a few minutes to click into each category to find a wide variety of new and useful UNIQUE ITEMS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES!  Our Special Offers tab will change on a regular basis, bringing you great deals and exciting savings.  The Auto Refill tab will allow you to set up items to be delivered automatically, without you having to think about them again!

We have added so many new items to our line up and just know you will love them!

Here are a couple examples to check out:

Lacy Front Hook Bra

Open Toe Edema Slippers

Copper+ Face Masks

Durable Outdoor BBQ Cover

Stainless Steel Cookie Scoops

Just to name a few……….

We have so many items to help you “put away Summer and head into Fall” and we can’t wait for you to explore the new site with all the new offerings!

As we head into our typical Flu season, keep in mind we have a full “Medicine Cabinet” to help you prepare and keep you healthy!

It’s been a long, hot, “weird” summer for all of us.  Hoping to see this Fall bring us some cooler temps, cooler “attitudes”, peace and love to all!