October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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By Linda Denninger

Breast cancer is very close to my heart as my mother passed away from this disease when I was very young.  In today’s world, she most likely would have survived, due to the advances that have been made in the medical world.  It is my sincere hope that by the time my granddaughters are adults, this disease will be eradicated, or at the very least, easy to detect and cure.

According to Wikipedia, Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

This yearly campaign works to educate people about the importance of early screening, testing, check-ups and more.  The campaign starts on October 1st and ends on October 31st every year.

We urge all of our friends, family and customers to be diligent in their exams, both self-exams and doctor exams, and proactive in taking charge of your own health.  This “awareness month” should serve as a reminder to all of us (men and women) to make our doctor’s appointments and take care of ourselves and our health.

Many of the bras that we sell at DreamProducts.com are sold to surgeons across the U.S. that use our bras post-operatively.  In speaking with a doctor’s office once I was told that the front hooks make it very easy for the staff to put the bra on the patient immediately following surgery, and the softness of the material, make them ideal for the sensitive skin after surgery.  Often times women must wear a bra 24 hours a day following surgery and ours are comfortable enough to be able to do that.  Take a moment to look at The Doctor’s Choice Comfort Bra and the Sleep Bra that we offer.


Doctor’s Choice Comfort Bra


Sleep Bra

These bras are great for everyone, not just those who have had surgery.  The cups stretch to conform to monthly fluctuations, pregnancy and/or weight gain or loss.  The front hooks make them easy to put on and take off, and the wide comfortable straps and full coverage backs will quickly make them a favorite of yours too!

Wishing you and your family the best of health and happiness this October!  Do your breast exam!

Let’s Make September a “Kindness” Month!

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By Linda Denninger

September brings a bounty of new and exciting things to our lives.  Summer is coming to an end, kids are back in school, weather is cooling off, and most of us have the long Labor Day weekend to look forward to! Time for BBQ’s and getting together with family and friends before we head into the last quarter of this year!

What if we took just a couple minutes out of our busy schedules to think about all the good in our lives and to reach out to make a difference in the life of someone less fortunate than ourselves?   Far too often we are caught up in our day to day busy lives, our own issues and problems (‘cause everyone has them) and we don’t spend enough time reaching out to others.

I’d like to propose a thought here….let’s use the month of September to change that!  If each of us took the time to do a kind deed for another human being during this month, can you imagine the difference we could make in the world?  Just one small gesture can have such an impact on another person.

Have an elderly neighbor that lives alone?  Take them a coffee cake, but more importantly, spend an hour of your time talking to them.   Know a child in your neighborhood that could use some extra school supplies?  Forgo your “fancy coffee” for one week and use that money to buy those supplies for them and leave them in a backpack on their porch.  See a homeless person struggling to survive?  Buy them a meal.  But not every kind deed has to cost you any money.  Volunteer to sit with drug addicted babies at a hospital, visit a nursing home and seek out a patient that has no visitors, or simply spend an hour of your time with someone who needs a shoulder to lean on.  Being kind is really quite simple and yet it matters so much.

I am proud to say that I work with a lot of people at Dream Products, Inc. that do this type of thing on a regular basis.  I’m fortunate to be surrounded daily by good-hearted, genuinely kind people.   I’d like to wish a Happy September Birthday to one of those kind friends and co-workers, Scott Spooner.

So as we roll into the 9th month of 2018, let’s make a pact to positively touch the life of someone else.  The more kind deeds you do, the more you will find peace and contentment in your own heart.  I have a plaque in my office that reads “SHARE.  The real secret of happiness is not what you have or what you receive, it’s what you share.”  So share the love you have in your heart!   Happy September Everyone!

Is Your Arthritis Affected By The Summer Heat?

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By Linda Denninger

Summer weather can cause unbearable pain and discomfort for those suffering from arthritis or chronic joint pain.  Temperature and humidity can affect the sensory nerves contained in our joints.  They can also alter the level of fluid that fills your joints, causing inflammation and pain, and can affect the stiffness or laxity in your tendons, muscles and ligaments.

So what can you do to help?  Here are a few tips to help you beat the heat and keep your joint pain to a minimum:

  1. Stay in air conditioning as much as you can. This regulates both temperature and humidity.  Your anti-inflammatory medication will not be nearly as effective in high heat and humidity.
  1. Drink LOTS of water and fluids that contain electrolytes.  Caffeine, alcohol and drinks high in sugar can actually dehydrate you so stick to water and drinks like Gatorade.
  1. Help your body stay cooler by wearing loose, natural fiber clothing like cotton and linen. This allows your body to breath and helps evaporate sweat to keep your body cooler.
  1. Swim whenever you can! Not only is it a great way to cool off, but the water buoyancy also helps relieve pressure on your joints.  Swimming is low impact cardio exercise so great for people who have difficulty exercising with painful joints.
  1. Go to DreamProducts.com to find a multitude of items to both help you beat the heat (such as our Kool-Down™ Air Cooler ) and to help you deal with the nagging effects of arthritis (like our Magnetic Anti-Arthritis Therapy Gloves or our Snap Front Comfort Bra).

We hope you have found these tips helpful in managing your arthritis during this hot month.  At www.DreamProducts.com we strive to offer our customers Unique Items At Affordable Prices to help in your everyday living!  Visit our site and explore the hundreds of items available to you!

Happy 4th Of July America!!

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By Linda Denninger

We’ve found some interesting facts about the 4th of July as well as the month itself, we thought we would share with you!

1.  Congress made Independence Day an official unpaid holiday for federal employees in 1870. In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.

2.  Only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. All the others signed later.

3.  The first Independence Day celebration took place in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776. This was also the day that the Declaration of Independence was first read in public after people were summoned by the ringing of the Liberty Bell. Today they tap the bell 13 times to honor the first 13 colonies.

4.  President John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on the Fourth. Adams and Jefferson (both signed the Declaration) died on the same day within hours of each other in 1826.

5.  In 1776, there were 2.5 million people living in the new nation. Today the population of the U.S.A. is approximately 326,766,748!  We’ve grown a bit!

6.  Fireworks are part of the tradition of celebrating this national holiday. But PLEASE remember our furry friends on this date! So many animals are frightened and run away on this holiday.  The loud noises frighten all animals, not just the domesticated pets.  Please think about them when planning your celebrations.

7.  Ruby is the birthstone for July.

8.  MY birthday is in July!!!

9.  BBQ’s are big for celebrations. Over 150 MILLION hot dogs and over 700 MILLION pounds of chicken are consumed in the U.S. on the 4th.

10.  DreamProducts.com has so many items to help you with your 4th of July BBQ, staying cool during this hot month, and all sorts of UNIQUE ITEMS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES!

We hope the first half of this year has been great for you and that the second half is even better!  Enjoy!

Don’t Let The Heat Ruin Your Summer!

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By Linda Denninger

The beautiful month of June is upon us!  This month brings us half way through the year and is the start of summer!  So many fun and exciting things happen in summer but, there are also a few hidden risks to be aware of.

Did you know that seasonal changes and types of pollen in the air in the summer may serve to trigger headaches and migraines among people prone to these conditions?   By taking sensible precautions against the heat, you can help to control these events.

It is believed that the summer heat can trigger migraines by causing scalp arteries to dilate.  One way to help avoid this is limit your time in the sun and be sure you are wearing a hat or sunshade.    It’s also wise to wear sunglasses with polarized lenses to cut glare and help trigger headaches brought on by bright lights. For instance, take a look at our BattleVision glasses.

BattleVision glasses

If you suffer from migraines, or other headaches, check out our Therapeutic Relief Face Mask.

Therapeutic Relief Face Mask

DreamProducts.com carries many items to help you enjoy your summer, while beating the heat.  Our Cooling Bra is constructed of revolutionary open weave material, allowing air to flow freely, to help cool you down on those hot summer days.

Cooling Bra

Another of the many items Dream Products carries, that you will find useful during this warm month, is the Kool Down™ Air Cooler This compact unit draws hot, dry air in, and sends cool, moist air out to cool your room for up to 10 hours!

Kool Down™ Air Cooler

And don’t forget our selection of comfortable sandals, which you will find in our footwear section!  Comfortable, fashionable and reasonably priced, you are going to want several pair!

So enjoy your summer, stay hydrated, and spend as much time as you can enjoying your family and friends during this beautiful month of June!

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

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by Linda Denninger


Five months into this year already!  Time goes so fast!  It seems like just the other day half the country was fighting snow storms and blizzards.

Those days are behind us for a while, and it’s time to enjoy the true beauty of spring.  Have you finished planting your garden?  Take a look at these awesome pre-seeded flower mats.  They can help you brighten up your yard in no time at all.

Pre-Seeded Flower Mat Set

DreamProducts.com offers so many unique and interesting Lawn & Garden items to brighten up your season and add those little touches that make all the difference to your yard.

From our very popular Solar White Owl …

Solar White Owl Light

… to innovative and decorative pest control …

The Riddex® Solar Insect Zapper

… to distinctive and colorful outdoor lighting.

Color Changing Solar Flood Lights

We offer such a wide array of lawn and garden tools and gadgets, we know we have something you can use at prices you just can’t beat; and remember – our Shipping and Handling is FREE!

So plant your garden, decorate your yard, and enjoy some backyard BBQ’s!  From the Dream Products Family to yours – we wish you a WONDERFUL SPRING!

April Is The Perfect Month To Get Your Home Organized!

by Linda Denninger

Cold weather is behind us and the hot Summer is rapidly approaching!  Perfect time to organize your home and do that fun SPRING CLEANING!  At DreamProducts.com we offer an array of items to help you with this somewhat daunting task!

You don’t want to waste the beautiful Summer months cleaning so let’s tackle it early!  From products that make cleaning a breeze, As Seen On TV items, and ingenious storage and organizing gadgets, we have everything you need to get your home in shipshape before Summer arrives.

For just a couple examples of how we can make your Spring Cleaning time more pleasant, check out our Four Tier Rolling Cart. This handy cart has so many uses and can easily be rolled from room to room!

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Another item I love is the Microfiber Blind Cleaner!

This handy little item cuts your cleaning time in half by covering both sides of the blind with a single swipe!

April is probably one of my favorite months so, all cleaning aside, here are a few Fun Facts about this month!

  1. The April Birthstone is a Diamond (no wonder I love this month!)
  2. The April flower is either the Daisy or Sweet Pea
  3. Zodiac signs are split between Aries and Taurus
  4. It is the only month with the letter “I” in it!
  5. Pro Baseball season begins in April in the U.S.
  6. It’s technically the 2nd month of Spring
  7. Global Child Nutrition Month
  8. Humor Month
  9. Mathematics Awareness Month
  10. April 1st is April Fool’s Day

We at Dream Products hope that this month is special for you and we are here to assist you with so many UNIQUE ITEMS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES!  Come visit us at www.DreamProducts.com and receive Free Shipping & Handling on all your website orders!

Happy Spring Cleaning!

It’s Finally Springtime!

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By Linda Denninger

Ah yes, we’ve been waiting for you!   The snow is melting, the trees are starting to bud, and the first hint of flowers are starting to peek through the recently frozen earth.  My favorite time of year!

Technically, the March equinox is Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 12:15 P.M. EDT.

Astronomically speaking, the equinox falls on March 19 or 20 every year, marking spring’s beginning in the Northern Hemisphere (whereas it announces fall’s arrival in the Southern Hemisphere). The equinox happens at the same moment worldwide, even if our clock times reflect a different time zone.

Meteorologically speaking, in the Northern Hemisphere, the official spring season always begins on March 1 and continues through May 31.

All that info is interesting, but to me, the important thing is that Spring is the beginning of new life everywhere we look!  Time to start our gardening and enjoy watching the fruits of our labor start to blossom and bloom!

A perfect time to take a look at our Lawn and Garden Category at www.DreamProducts.com!  We offer a wide array of items to help make Springtime YOUR favorite time of year too!

When you visit our website, don’t forget to sign up for our VIP email list!  Be the first to learn about exclusive offers and new items.   Plus, when you sign up, you will save 10% on your first order on the website!

Look around and be aware.  Watch and enjoy the beauty of nature unfold during this magnificent time of year!  Happy Springtime Everyone!

Baby, It’s Cold Outside & My Arthritic Joints Feel It!

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By Linda Denninger

February, the month with the fewest days, but frequently the COLDEST days of the year!  Whether you are battling snow, rain or just cold temps, www.DreamProducts.com has what you need to make it to Spring!

In an article I recently read in “Arthritis and Osteoporosis” (see article here: https://www.arthritiswa.org.au/content/page/winter-amp-arthritis.html) I found it interesting that Professor Jamison of Harvard Medical School and Chief Psychologist at the Pain Management Center  advises “…The factor that may be responsible for increased pain is not snow, cold or rain, but actually, a change in barometric pressure”. Barometric pressure (atmospheric pressure) is the force exerted onto a surface by the weight of the atmosphere at any given point. As a storm system develops, the barometric pressure begins to drop.

Jamison explains the impact of barometric pressure on the body through a test conducted with a balloon. “When a balloon is inflated, it has the maximum inside and outside pressure. High barometric pressure that pushes against the body from the outside keeps tissues from expanding.” As the barometric pressure falls, tissues in the body may expand. As the tissues expand, they put more pressure on nerves that control pain signals.

“It doesn’t take much expansion or contraction of tissue to affect a pain trigger,” Jamison said. Therefore even individuals who live in drier climates also reported feeling more pain with weather changes.”

Whatever causes the pain is interesting, but if you are suffering from Arthritic Pain, RELIEF is what you are really seeking.  Having chronic arthritis and osteoporosis myself, I know the pain it causes and the joy I feel when I find something that actually HELPS!

At Dream Products we carry a wide variety of products in our Health & Beauty category that bring blessed relief to many arthritis sufferers.  From slippers that stretch to accommodate swollen feet and surround you in cozy warmth and comfort, to magnetic therapy items that millions of people have believed for centuries, help circulation and pain reduction, to lotions and sprays for pain relief.

Visit our website at www.DreamProducts.com to find what you need to get you and your arthritis through this cold, wet month.  Hold tight……Spring is on its way!

Welcome 2018! Healthy Tips To Start Your Year!

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By Linda Denninger

It’s a brand new year!  A brand new start!  Many resolutions will be made by people all across the world, hoping to begin this exciting New Year being the best they can be!

January is a time to reflect on the past and plan for the future!  One goal we should ALL have is to be as healthy as we can be.   At www.DreamProducts.com we offer a variety of items, at reasonable prices, to help make everyday life easier and healthier.

One example is our Magnetic Zipper Compression Socks.  These super comfortable, zip up compression stockings offer powerful relief for sore, aching muscles, poor circulation, varicose veins and more!


Magnetic Zipper Compression Socks

You may also want to try our Adjustable Swollen Feet Loafers. These incredibly comfortable slippers are orthopedically designed, with an adjustable one-touch closure that makes them a perfect fit every time.  Even when your feet are swollen!  Extra roomy style, Memory Foam Insoles and plush, soft lining provides comforting relief from edema, corns, sores and bunions, plus added warmth for poor circulation.


Adjustable Swollen Feet Loafers

January usually brings cold weather, which complicates things for people suffering from arthritis.  A perfect solution for women is our Snap Front Comfort Bra.  Four easy snaps in the front make this bra so convenient and easy to put on and take off.  Stretch cups fit A-DD.  And it is so comfortable and easy on those arthritic hands.


Snap Front Comfort Bra

So as you move in to 2018, take some time to reflect on your life over the past year.  What did you do well? CELEBRATE IT!  What area of your life was not quite where you wanted it to be?  CHANGE IT!  We are all reflections of our own thoughts and actions.  Take the time to make those thoughts and actions reflect how you wish the world to see you.

We at Dream Products are here to help with a variety of items to lighten and brighten your day!  We want to wish each and every one of you the Happiest of New Years!  We hope that this New Year finds you healthy and happy and that it is the best year of your life – SO FAR!