Friday, September 30, 2022

My Favorite Perfume for Fall


It is officially fall and for many, that means a fragrance change. While I am not one to specifically say, 'this is my tray of fragrances for fall,' and stay away from anything else, I do recognize that some scents work better in cooler weather. Pinrose's Campfire Rebel is one of those fragrances. This warm and woody scent opens with top notes of whiskey and a hint of raspberry. In the mid, you get burning oud wood and guiacwood. The dry down settles in with a luxe bourbon vanilla and some vetiver.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Preparing and Packing the Perfect Lunch for Your Kid

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When you have kids, you have a lot of responsibilities, commitments and chores to keep on top of. You’re going to find yourself providing for them financially, doing the school run to ensure they get a good education, dropping them to clubs and classes to promote their hobbies and interests and so much more. One routine task that many of us complete without really putting much thought into it, however, is preparing our kids’ lunch. Prepping the lunchbox has become so routine that many of us simple pack up the same ingredients in the same way, day in and day out, in a monotonous and machine-like way. Sure, you may not have too much time to do anything fancy, but here are a few ideas that can help you to create the perfect lunchbox for your kid, ensuring they get variety and enjoy their meals as much as possible!

How to Make Friends at a New Job

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I have to admit, I have been the worst at this... I am polite to everyone, but don't let anyone get close enough to become a friend. I respectfully decline offers to go to lunch, visit homes, go to baby showers, birthday parties, weddings, etc. It's awful, I know!! And the older I get, the more I think, maybe I should start reaching out, and let others do the same. I didn't use to be so intentionally self-isolated. My mom once told me it happened when I moved up north and lived in the country. Looking back, maybe she's right (and I certainly didn't see it until she said it). I became a stay-at-home mom, lived in the country, and didn't even try to make new friends with anyone for years. And I was content, but it did change me. Where's one place there are a lot of people around daily? Work.

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Making friends at a new job (or even a job you've had for awhile but you haven't been open to it) can be tough. You're meeting or socializing with new people, most of whom you are competing against for promotions and raises. It's important to make a good impression early on, but it's also essential to take the time to get to know your co-workers. Here are a few tips on how to make friends at a new job and create a positive work environment.

Today is National Coffee Day!

Today, September 29th – coffee lovers everywhere are uniting for National Coffee Day. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Wordless Wednesday: Hot Jam!!


This is not a sponsored post. I do not own this jam, but when I saw it online I freaked out.
Apricot jam with heat??? Okay CooMoo, I see you.
Yes, I am looking at this one.
Have you seen it? Would you try it?

Monday, September 26, 2022

How to Choose the Perfect Pet for Your Small Family

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When you're looking to add a pet to your small family, it's important to make sure that the animal you choose is the right fit for everyone in your home. Unfortunately, not every pet is a good fit for every family – some animals may be too high-maintenance or energetic for people with small children, for example. So, if you're not sure where to start when it comes to choosing the perfect pet, don't worry! This blog post will discuss the different things you need to consider before adding a new furry friend to your household.

Protecting Your Business from Cyber Attacks

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In today's digital age, protecting your business from cyber-attacks is more critical than ever. Hackers are getting more innovative and more sophisticated every day, and they can damage your company if they gain access to your systems. However, you can do many things to protect your business from these threats. This blog post will discuss seven ways to keep your company safe from cyber attacks. Follow these tips, and you can rest assured that your data is safe and secure!

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Four Ways To Improve Non-Alcoholic Cocktail-Making Skills At Home

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Making pretty beverages in the home is a great way of entertaining guests and a more than appropriate way to round off the working week on a Friday evening. However, not everyone has the expert skills of a bartender or mixologist.

Nevertheless, it’s something that can easily be learned, and having the right utensils needed can make all the difference when it comes to the cocktail-making at hand. Here are four ways to improve cocktail-making skills at home (I'm talking about non-alcoholic, but of course this would work for those using it too). I do love to serve or receive a pretty drink and have ever since the Shirley Temple days of my youth (does anyone remember getting those in restaurants as a kid?).

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

The 3 Essential “Ingredients” of a Great Kids Lunchbox

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If you need to be more creative with your kids’ lunches, the power lies in the lunchbox itself. A great lunchbox is not just about the food; it's about the compartments, the layout, the design, and everything else that makes this box something you want your kids to tuck into come lunchtime, especially if you're trying to help them be healthier. What are some of the things to consider?

Wednesday, September 21, 2022