COVID-19 Is Still Here & Unfortunately, Flu Season Is Also On Its Way!

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By Linda Denninger

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are expecting that flu viruses and the Covid-19 virus will both be spreading this fall and winter.  Now is not the time to become complacent in taking care of yourself! 

The CDC recommends vaccinations and other ways to help yourself, and your family, stay well this flu season. Good overall health habits are particularly important this time of year.  Get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids.  If you are not feeling well, stay at home so you do not expose other people.  Be careful to avoid close contact with anyone experiencing symptoms.  Wash your hands frequently and be sure you cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze.  Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth as much as possible. 

At DreamProducts.com it is important to us to find ways to help you stay healthy and happy all year long.  We offer many “Unique Items At Affordable Prices” but are extremely proud to be able to offer up our “Medicine Cabinet” containing a host of products to help with a multitude of medical issues. 

We offer a wide variety of Native Remedies, all-natural homeopathic items, as well as many others.   A couple of top products you might be interested in for the upcoming flu season, are Mucus-Clear (daytime, nighttime and a combo pack) which helps to reduce pressure from sinus congestion, excess mucus and blocked nasal passages;  Immune Defense , which can be used as a preventative to support a healthy immune system; and Triple Complex Bronchsoothe , which offers temporary relief from wheezing, chest constrictions as it opens airways and relieves tightening in the chest. In addition, we have a large selection of masks at very affordable prices.

We care about our Dream Products family of customers and want to ensure you we are always looking for ways to help you stay healthy & happy!

 As we enter into this Fall/Winter season, do so with a good attitude, good health habits and a helping hand for those in need.

Stay Safe My Friends!

Linda Denninger

Vice President Dream Products

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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By Linda Denninger

As many of you know, breast cancer is very close to my heart as my mother passed away from this disease when I was very young.  had she been diagnosed today, she most likely would have survived, due to the recent advances in both detection and tratment.  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, which starts on October 1st and ends on October 31st, works to educate people about the importance of early screening, testing, check-ups and more.

Once again, we are urging 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 DreamProuducts.com are sold to surgeons across the U.S. that use our bras post operatively.  I remember speaking with the nursing staff at a doctor’s office, when 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 Bra and the Sleep Bra that we offer. 

The Doctor’s Choice Comfort Bra

Sleep Bra

These bras are great for everyone, not just those who have had surgery.  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! In addition, the cups stretch to conform to monthly fluctuations, pregnancy and/or weight gain or loss. 

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

Stay Safe!

Linda Denninger

Making 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 one 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 that do this type of thing on a regular basis.  I’m fortunate to be surrounded daily by good-hearted, genuinely kind people. –

So as we roll into the 9th month of 2021, 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!

Dream Bras Presents™: A Bra For Every Body!

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By Linda Denninger

Happy August Everyone!  In writing this blog monthly, I strive to find information, content, as well as items, that I think may be of interest to you.  This month, I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to our line of bras.  

We have worked with our manufacturers to develop bras that appeal to all women, regardless of your shape, age, or size.  

One of our most popular bras is the Lovely Lace Front Hook bra, which features a slip-on design, with an adjustable bottom band of lovely lace.  Soft, luxurious material and stretch, seamless cups, wide comfort straps and back make it a favorite to many of our customers. 

Another long-time favorite is the Original Sleep Bra. We have literally sold MILLIONS of these bras over the years, many of which have been to plastic surgeons.  The front hooks make putting on and taking off this bra as easy as can be.  It literally is so comfortable you can sleep in it, which many of our customers do. 

To add variety to our line, we introduced the beautiful Butterfly Back bra. Pullover bra has a lacy, intricate back design, with high sides and wide comfort straps.

Our New & Improved Ultimate Full Coverage Support Bra is everything you asked for in a bra!  Front zipper makes it so easy to put on and is very helpful to those with arthritic hands.  Bottom band lifts and supports without painful underwires.  Wide Padded shoulder straps are so comfortable and eliminate that shoulder “gouging” you often get from bras.  The beautiful full lace back provides a seamless look under your clothing. 

In addition to these four, we offer a multitude of other styles in various sizes and colors.   We carry over 20 different types and styles of bras so we can indeed have “A Bra For Every Body”!  Please click here to go to our bra category, or click here to explore the hundreds of other unique items at affordable prices that we offer! 

If you would like to receive a catalog from us, click here

Thanks for checking out what we have to offer!  Hoping August brings you sunshine, friends, family, and happiness! 

Stay Safe My Friends! 

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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