Thursday, December 23, 2021

Last Minute Gift Idea! Tickets to The Piano Guys!

 

Looking for the perfect last minute gift idea? This one is so good, they won't even know you didn't start shopping until Christmas was very near. ;)  In fact, it's so thoughtful it might even end up being their favorite holiday gift, and they'll get to use it next year, so it's like getting something twice! I'm talking about tickets to see The Piano Guys in concert. They are on sale now, and we've got our seats reserved! That is something I am so thrilled to say!! I love to watch them play. Their enthusiasm and pure joy is contagious. It's nice when people love what they do. And their talent is undeniable. THIS is going to be a fun show and it will be the first time I've seen them live (woohoo!). 

The video I put up is my very favorite Christmas song that they do. There are others that are fantastic but this song was my introduction to The Piano Guys and the reason that I fell in love with them, so it will always be my very favorite. I hope you hit play and that you enjoy it too.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas. I was hoping to get around to the blogs to say hello and happy, happy, but so much is going on this time of year...but I'm thinking of you though, and will stop in before the new year. I hope everyone enjoys their holiday time!! 

Lugz for Christmas EVERY YEAR!

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It seems like so many families have those items they buy every single year for members of their friends/family circle, and so without even thinking about it they become a tradition of sorts. For us, it's the Lugz Boots. I have 3 grown children who love boots and this brand is second to none for style, function and customer service. As if that was not enough to fall in love with them, they also donate to charity. For every purchase made of their men's and women's Convoy styles between now and December 31st, Lugz will donate $1.80 to City Harvest (up to $10,000), an organization that helps feed those who are living in New York and are hungry. 

Tips on How to Spend Your Summer Vacation

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Your summer vacation can be both a boon and a bane; thus, you have to find exciting things to do all through lest it becomes boring. It is a boon never to stay up all night burning the midnight oil writing endless and boring papers. At the same time, it is a bane since you are likely to be unsure of what to do with your extra time, and you may find yourself fretting often.

You no longer have to fret anymore since this blog will offer you the perfect solution to spend your summer holiday.  

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

American Underdog in Theaters Christmas Day! Flash Giveawy

Many thanks to Kingdom Story Company for providing this product/product information for review.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive the product in exchange for this review and post.

Almost everyone knows who Kurt Warner is... but not everyone knows his story. Now there is a chance to see it live on the big screen: American Underdog will be in theaters everywhere, starting Christmas Day! 

Monday, December 20, 2021

5 Good Reasons to Group Travel

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When was the last time you grabbed a group of friends and booked a holiday together? Most people don't get a chance to do that very much in life and if you’re one of them, there is no better time than now to get planning. We won’t tell you to book it because the pandemic is kind of changing the way that we do things right now. However, there’s nothing stopping you from planning your group holiday with all of your best friends, right?


Group travel often doesn't get the love that it deserves, and the best thing that you can do is start looking at how you can ensure that you and your friends have an epic time. From heading out to take on Egypt tours or going skiing in Italy, you are in control here and you can choose somewhere that you all want to see. There are so many benefits to traveling as a group, and we’ve got some of the best of them below.


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Friday, December 17, 2021

7 Things To Never Frugal On: The Real Deal

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If you are frugal by nature, this article may not be for you. But if you are on the other end of the spectrum and have a little more spending money in your budget, then keep reading. Me? I'm somewhere in the middle. There are some things I am very frugal with, and others, like perfume, or my teenage son's shoes where I will drop a pretty penny to get the quality.

Frugality is an important virtue to cultivate when it comes to our personal finances. It can help us save up for big purchases that we might not otherwise make or put away enough money for retirement. And while it's true that being frugal will save us some cash, there are certain things in life where "cheap" just doesn't cut it.

A Wedding Dress

While discount dresses can be beautiful and well designed, many brides have found their once white gowns turned yellow just days after wearing them because something was wrong with how they were dyed or stored.

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

9 Essentials When Going on an Island Holiday

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There are many things to consider when you go on an island holiday. You will need something for the sunny days and protection for the rainy ones. With so much to think about, it can be challenging to remember everything that is important while packing your suitcase. To help you out with this challenge, we have come up with a list of 9 essentials that should be in every traveler's bag!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Top Places to Visit on the East Coast of The USA

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The United States East Coast is a place that offers something for everyone, and there are many places to visit. From the Atlantic Ocean in the south to Canada's Atlantic coast in the north, this area has a lot of cities and landmarks that will satisfy any traveler.

1) New York City

NYC is the biggest city on the East Coast, and it has a lot to offer. Times Square, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island are landmarks.

The world's biggest Ferris wheel is located at the Pier One Imports headquarters in Staten Island. There's even a free zoo and botanical gardens!

New York City has it all for tourists looking to explore this part of the country.

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

This is a Florida Snowman: Unique Snow-mandarins Craft Idea from Halos

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Wonderful Halos mandarins – the sweet, seedless, easy-to-peel snack with added benefits of vitamin C for the winter months recommended a DIY Wonderful Halos Snowman-darin craft. and we decided to give it a try! After all, in Florida, the only snowmen we are going to see this year, are the ones we made with these delicious mandarins (I'm not sad about that!) and the best part is that after we were done, we got to eat them (I wasn't sad about that either). 😍

Ongoing Air Shipments! No Price Hikes and Receive for the Holidays!

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Ty Warner, owner of the largest manufacturer of soft toys in the world, has financed more than 150 air shipment flights since October, and the shipments continue. With typical cargo flight costing anywhere from $1.5 to $2 million dollars, business pages are full of articles about the exorbitant cost of shipping sparking price increases. That is not the case with Ty as they are proceeding without any price increases. See general collection here https://shop.ty.com/or Christmas collection here https://shop.ty.com/catalog/christmas

Consumers, retailers and even a jolly North Pole resident are discovering how one toymaker is taking extraordinary measures and airlifting to the U.S. for quick distribution. Boys and girls awaiting snuggly Beanie Babies or Beanie Boos will not be disappointed thanks to Ty.

The Waltons Homecoming! Great Stocking Stuffer Gift Idea!

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Anyone remember the Waltons? That was one of my family's most favorite shows when I was growing up, and it was tied as the number one favorite for my mom (tied with Little House on the Prairie) so it holds a special place in my very nostalgic heart. If you have Waltons' lovers in your family too, this could make a great holiday gift surprise!

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Family Vacation Security Essentials: How To Have A Safe Getaway With The Kids

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Jetting off on a vacation with your family is an opportunity that should never be missed, as you'll gain the chance to visit new surroundings, explore new cultures and enjoy a little rest and relaxation away from the usual hustle and bustle of your daily life. However, one big factor that you always need to bear in mind when you're planning a child-friendly holiday is security, as you need to take extra steps to keep your kids safe when you're so far away from home. Thankfully, this guide is filled to the brim with brilliant tips and tricks that you can make the most of to maintain ultimate peace of mind when traveling with your little ones, and it couldn't be easier to start arranging a stress free vacation today. So, if you're interested in finding out more, then simply read on!

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

The Best Place to Buy Calendars: Great Gift Idea!

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Once Thanksgiving passes, it hits me that the new year is almost here. It is also the time of year where I shop for my new wall calendars. I've heard some people say they don't use them anymore, but everyone I know still has them and uses them. For me, it's the pictures!! I love to get a wall calendar with pictures of Italy on it to hang in my kitchen each year. It didn't use to matter to me where I got the calendar from, but you know, once you find a place you love, it tends to become the only place you shop because there's no reason to look elsewhere when you've found exactly what you want and need. For me, it's Workman Publishing. For the last several years, I have gotten my calendar full of Italy pictures from them and I love it so much. It reminds me of places I have been and places I still want to go. Italy has more places in it than any other, that are resting firmly on my future 'to do' travel list. My #1 place that I still want to see is Venice!!

Friday, December 3, 2021

Finding a Career Path That Truly Fits You

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It can be surprisingly difficult to find a career path that really suits you. Most of us embark on our current careers not because we wanted to, but because it was the most financially-stable path that was available to us at the time. While you might be content with your stability now, you might find yourself longing for something more meaningful.

So if this is how you feel about your career path, why not consider pursuing a different path that really suits you? I have a love/hate relationship with my job. Some years I love it, some years...not really, but during the times I love it, I really, really love it. And during the times I don't, well, I really don't. Fortunately, I have been lucky the last couple of years, however, I do always wish that I had a better income. I'm grateful for what I have, but we could surely use more.

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Take Better Care Of Your Health Using These Five Simple Steps

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Looking after your body and mind is the key to enriching your life. At times it can feel like a challenge to stay healthy, but often all you need are simple adjustments. To start adopting healthier habits today, here are a few ideas for inspiration.

6 Employee Gift Ideas This Christmas

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It's that time of year again - Christmas is just around the corner. If you're looking for some gift ideas for your employees, this blog post will give you six great options. They range in price and style, so there should be something here to suit everyone on your list!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Stay At Home Festive Season Activities For The Whole Family

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It's the most wonderful time of the year, and you don't have to buy a lot of gifts or even go out to celebrate. Just stay at home with your nearest and dearest. Here are some frugal Stay At Home Festive Holiday Activities To Keep The Whole Family Happy. It is not about spending money or running around town, but staying at home. It is about what you do together as a family that makes the holidays special.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Holiday Gift Guide for Girls 6-12 (Top 10 Picks)

When thinking of what to get my oldest granddaughter for Christmas, my mind immediately goes to several areas she loves such as art, games, books, and CATS! Oh how she loves cats. So in comprising my holiday gift guide for children aged 6-12 (she is 8), these are my Top 10 gift idea suggestions. These are all products I know my granddaughter will use and enjoy.


1. Art. She loves art. She loves to create, and whether that means drawing, painting, or building, she's  all in for it. iHeartArt from Bright Stripes has some great sets available that are also very affordable. The metallic watercolors and gel pens above are two of my favorites because they have glitter! She is a BIG fan of glitter. What little girl wouldn't love to receive a huge set of pens that write in neon, shiny glitter and pastels?! And how very exciting to have your paint be metallic and saturated with sparkles. As a child that is magical (and admittedly, it's even cool to see/use when you are an adult). Creations are endless when you spark imagination with products like these.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

For the Budding Artist Who Loves Sparkles! iHeartArt

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A lot of us give craft items to the kiddos on our holiday shopping lists, and I am one of those moms/grandmas. Imagine the surprise this year, however, when my baby grand opens her gifts and finds that her paint and pens from Bright Stripes iHeartArt are infused with sparkles!! She loves sparkles, and that makes her a girl after my own heart because so do I. 

Friday, November 26, 2021

How Vegans Can Ensure They Hit Their Fitness Goals

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In many ways, getting the balance of vitamins you need as a vegan can be a lot easier since fruit and veg tend to be packed with them. However, there are ways that being a vegan can be harder, especially when it comes to maintaining a well-rounded diet. This is going to apply to the foods that can help you get fit, as well.


You need to be ready for diet, nutrition, and exercise to require more prep work and more attention. As such, here, we’re going to look at the essential tips you might need to ensure that you’re getting all the nutrition in your diet that can help you work out and see the results you want.


Make Eating Healthily Simple

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Managing your diet doesn’t mean trying to lose weight or alter your body shape. It should be about making sure your body has everything it needs to function to the best of its capacity. Feeding yourself a healthy and balanced diet will ensure that you give your body all the nutrients and substance it needs to get by. It can help you to maintain your health and promote a sense of overall well being. So, to achieve this, where should you start? Here are a few suggestions that should get the ball rolling in the right direction.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Limited Edition Steelbook Christmas Specials Collection

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When I was a kid, and maybe some of you remember, you had to find out which night these shows were on and make sure you were planted firmly in front of the TV so you didn't miss it! It came on one night, and one night only and if you missed it, you weren't going to get to see it for the whole season. Can you imagine a season without Frosty the Snowman or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? No? Nor could I! Thankfully, I never missed one, and now at 51-years-old, I still enjoy them every bit as much as I did when I was a child. The difference now is that I can view them whenever I want because they are on DVD. Imagine my glee when I saw that Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has put out a limited edition steelbook 5-movie Blu-Ray DVD collection. Now this is a perfect addition to add to our home...and the home of every single person in my family who has a child young enough to enjoy it. ;)  Let's introduce a new generation to the joy of these Christmas Classics.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021

God With Us: A Journey Home with BOOK GIVEAWAY

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There are certain staples we give each year and books definitely fall into that category. Fostering the love of reading in our children is important. This year, I'll be gifting "God With Us: A Journey Home" by Jeremy Pierre.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Turntable Lab Announces Peanuts Collaboration

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When my generation grew up there wasn't any and every show you wanted to see at your fingertips or on DVD. You had to tune in for the once-a-year special and Charlie Brown and the Peanuts were always symbolic of the holidays. It was exciting to watch, "The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," and then the best of the best, "A Charlie Brown Christmas." To this day, I still get excited about them when I come across them on TV or when we decide to pull out the DVD. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Burga Phone Case Giveaway (Ends 12/25) @Burgaofficial

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Welcome To The Burga Phone Case Giveaway!

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide. Stop by to see all the great giveaways and products!

Not only gorgeous, but also super protective. The almost impossible to find intersection between durable and pretty. Our designer phone covers offer shockproof protection and heavy-duty coverage, yet they remain slim and do not bulk up your device.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Easy Home Renovations to Try This Winter

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When the cold, dark nights appear, it’s time to retreat into the comfort of your home and enjoy the pleasures of the season. That said, your home might need a bit of a makeover for it to inspire the festive feelings you want. Below are five ways you can improve your home. 

Thursday, November 4, 2021

How To Make A Christmas Eve Box For The Kids In Your Life

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Creating a Christmas Eve Box could be a fun and relatively inexpensive new tradition for your family if you are looking for something new and different to do this festive period. While it has been aimed at younger children generally, it is still perfect for older children who still want to keep the Christmas magic alive.

A Christmas Eve Box is a package that contains a range of interesting and fun activities that your family can indulge in on Christmas Eve to make the celebration more memorable. The most fun part is that you can personalize it to your family's interests by including activities that everyone will appreciate. Customize your family's Christmas Eve box to meet their specific requirements and interests.

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Monday, November 1, 2021

Whose Lasagna is it Anyway?

He likes his lasagna layered differently than I do. He likes to use cottage cheese with little dollops of it spread throughout each layer of noodles. I like to have Ricotta as one thin layer at the bottom. You would think that after six years of being divorced, the lasagna would have been made the way I like it. Old habits die hard, I guess, and I realized one day, with a hearty laugh, that I was still doing it his way. The bigger zinger, and definite catalyst for change, was the realization that I had never even considered buying Ricotta at the grocery store. Not just that time, but every time (since the day we were married, many years ago).

That got me thinking: what else was I doing his way? A short journey around the house showed I was doing a lot of things the way I was used to doing them because that’s the way he liked them. I still kept the air conditioner at 77-degrees, kept the radio off in the house, and I even still purchased Powerade over Gatorade, when in fact, I like Gatorade better. In fact, the only thing I’d really changed was that we had gotten a cat a few years back, and he was 100% against any pets. So…for six years we’ve been split, and for six years I’ve still been doing most things the same way.  

It’s not that I was against doing things his way when were married; I wasn’t. It’s just that somewhere along the way, I forgot that I like things my way too. So, okay… time for a mental reset. I told myself right then and there, that this was my new life, and part of the joy of living this new life is that I get to do things my way. Yes, being married can be a wonderful thing, and compromise is a given…but that’s not something I have to worry about anymore. This is my place, not his and my place. I can explore the things that give me peace and bring me joy, and that is exactly what I am now very intentionally doing.

In fact, at this very moment, I am lounging on the couch mid-day, with the teen’s music blasting (not my favorite music but he’s enjoying himself), our sweet cat is snuggled at my hip (on the couch, gasp) and the air conditioner is set to a very comfortable 75-degrees. When I’m finished, I’ll need to start a grocery list for next week. I’m thinking I’ll make a lasagna again…just so I can buy and use the Ricotta.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The Do's And Don'ts Of Buying Gifts For Men

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When it comes to gift buying, men are sometimes hard to buy for. Why? Well, it's sometimes because they aren't forthcoming about what it is they want. They might say they don't want anything, or they might reply with those fateful words "I will let you know." Such words are hardly useful when Christmas or their birthday is right around the corner.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Easy Yummy Cake Recipes You Should Definitely Try Out!

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Love cakes, but don't have the time to spend hours in the kitchen trying to figure out a specific recipe? Here are some quick and easy recipes that will satisfy your cravings!

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Lykka has a Technology that will KEEP Drinks Hot or Cold

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Just wanted to share this discount code with you in case you're in the market for a new drinking cup...and if you are, keep reading because this is no ordinary version of one.

Friday, October 22, 2021

$50 Novica Gift Card Giveaway

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Novica is a company that supports artisans around the world. You may have heard of them before? If not, head on over to check out their great selections, many of which are handmade with love, care and talent. If you are a big supporter of artisans, consider perusing the site for holiday gift ideas. That's what I've been doing over here.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Taking Care of Your Health When Life Gets Crazy

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Sometimes life gets a little crazy. You might not be expecting it, but suddenly you're having to juggle a million different things at once. It can be hard to take care of multiple commitments in your life, whether they're relating to work, family, friends, or other things that you might have going on. But even though everything is a little hectic, it's important to keep taking care of yourself. Your health can take a hit if you're stressed and you can feel like you don't have time to take care of yourself properly. When things are starting to get busy, remember the following things.

Monday, October 18, 2021

How to Travel Comfortably with Your Baby

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If you are a parent, then traveling with your baby can be a daunting task. From the long flight to the cramped car seats and noisy airports, it's hard for parents to feel at ease when they have their precious cargo in tow. However, if you follow these simple tips on traveling comfortably with your baby, things will run much more smoothly!

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

New Fragrance Release: Lottie Moss

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I've been on a fragrance kick for the last couple of years. I built up a little much-loved collection, sold most of it after finding out my teen was allergic to strong perfume, and rebuilt with a softer, less bold collection (that I love just as much). I am a part of several fragrance groups with likeminded people who like to discuss and discover new scents as much as I do, and now I've found a company to partner with that offers a variety of brands, some I know and some I have yet to discover: Scent Beauty

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Converting To A Vegan Lifestyle

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Converting to a vegan lifestyle can be difficult, but it's worth it. There are many benefits of becoming vegan such as reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. It can even help you feel more energetic! However, if you're considering converting to a vegan lifestyle, there are some things that you should know before taking the plunge.

A Vegan Lifestyle

A vegan lifestyle is usually defined as someone who does not eat meat, dairy products, or eggs. A person may choose to follow a vegan diet for many reasons, such as health benefits, ethical concerns about animal welfare, and the environmental impact of raising animals for food. Becoming a vegan can seem like an overwhelming process, but your body will adapt to your new lifestyle changes in 2 - 6 weeks after you get started. When making this change, be sure to take it slow and pace yourself during this transition.

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5 Easy To Make Dinner Time Meals

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No one wants to spend hours slaving over a hot stove when they get home from work. The best way to avoid this dilemma is by cooking simple yet tasty meals at home! This blog post will share five easy dinner time meal ideas with you that are perfect for busy families!

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How to Organize the Perfect Dinner Party

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Now that everyone can socialize once again, you may be planning to get together with friends and family and to start making up for the lost time. Being unable to meet with loved ones has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging aspects of the pandemic and one that many people have struggled with. If you are keen to reunite with your nearest and dearest and enjoy some fun, a dinner party is an ideal option. Getting together to enjoy delicious food and great company is the perfect way to spend an evening and catch up on everything that has happened since you last saw each other.

If organizing a dinner party to get your friends and family back together sounds like a great idea to you, why not give some of these ideas a try to make your dinner party perfect?

The Other Side Of Vegas

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If you are thinking about visiting Las Vegas, and you have never done so before, then there are a lot of things that you will want to bear in mind. In truth, even if you have done it before you might want to be aware of some of the things that you have not done in the past, and this is one of the real joys about Vegas: it always provides you with plenty of new and fresh excitement, every time. Let’s take a look at some of the things to do and see in Vegas you might not have thought of before, so you can really make the most of your trip.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Why Hiking Is Quickly Becoming the New Exercise Activity of Choice

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It’s no secret that exercise is good for the body. No matter what kind of exercise you’re doing, increasing your heart rate and working out your muscles and joints comes with plenty of good benefits that you should be taking advantage of. However, most of us don’t really get enough exercise and there are a number of reasons why we seem to neglect it.

For starters, many of us live sedentary lifestyles now, especially with the increasing popularity of remote working. We tend to spend a lot of time sitting down at our desks and rarely do we find the time to go outside and start moving our body around. Thankfully, there are plenty of good ways to start introducing a bit more exercise into our daily lifestyle, and many people have started to look towards one of the most basic and laid-back ways of being more active; hiking.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Making The Most Of The Rest Of The Year

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The last year and a half have been very difficult and challenging so while we move into the holiday season it’s a great time to start looking to the future as we are enjoying the here and now. There are only a few months left of 2021 so it is important we look to make the most of it.

Friday, October 1, 2021

God's Not Dead: We the People. 3 Days Only!

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The next installment in the God's Not Dead movie series will be released in theaters October 4th and will be running for THREE DAYS ONLY! Featuring Christian singer Francesca Battistelli, who plays a mom fighting for the right to continue educating her children at home, it is a must-see for anyone, but will strike a particular chord with those who homeschool or are considering becoming a part of the homeschooling community. 

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Let's Eat Our Way To Beautiful, Silky, Smooth Skin

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There have been a number of studies that have proven that there are links between various nutrients and acne prevention, radiance, and wrinkle reduction. If you are not happy with the condition of your skin, you may find that a few simple diet changes make all of the difference. Below, we will take a look at some of the best foods for achieving a glowing complexion.


1. Green tea – Green tea is great for boosting your complexion. In fact, there are many health benefits to gain by switching to green tea. Green tea is high in antioxidants, especially EGCG, which is proven to lower redness, as well as fight inflammation. 2. Soy milk – Adding soy milk to your diet is beneficial because it contains proteins and minerals that have been shown to lower hyperpigmentation. 3. Kidney beans – Next we have kidney beans, which are high in zinc. This is important because there has been research that indicates there is a connection between low zinc levels and blemishes. So, by getting a good dose of kidney beans, you should find that your skin starts to become a lot clearer. 4. Fish – Fish is an excellent source of essential fatty acids like omega-6 and omega-3. Fish containing essential fatty acids are beneficial for the skin, as they reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation causes acne because it triggers the cells to clog the pore. 5. Sunflower seeds – Sunflower seeds help to keep your skin supple, as they are loaded with vitamin E, which will protect your top layers of skin from the sun. 6. Peppers – Peppers can liven up any salad or stir-fry, and they are great for preventing crow’s feet. You should target the yellow and green variety of peppers especially, as they can reduce wrinkles, and they decrease the skin’s sensitivity to the sun. 7. Walnuts – Walnuts are a great snack for anyone that is trying to eat healthily and wants to boost the appearance of their skin too. This is because of the omega-3 essential fatty acids that are found in walnuts. They improve the elasticity of the skin. The nuts can also improve collagen production because they are loaded with the mineral copper. 8. Pomegranates – Pomegranates are full of polyphenol antioxidants, which regulate the skin’s blood flow and fight free radicals. You should either have a glass of pomegranate juice or one fruit daily, and this will do the trick. 9. Yogurt – Yogurt helps to make your skin more resistant to lines, as the protein contained in yogurt helps the skin to become firmer. Greek yogurt is the best choice, as it tends to contain twice as much protein as regular yogurt. Eat a single serving daily, and you should begin to notice a difference. 10. Dark chocolate – Cocoa is great for the skin, as it hydrates it, which makes it more supple and firmer. Find a good cocoa powder supplier! Adding a few pieces of dark chocolate to your diet will be enough to improve luminosity. But make sure that the chocolate you choose is at least 70% cacao, as this will ensure it contains a high level of flavanols, which is a potent kind of antioxidant.

Drone Zone: How To Get Started With Flying Drones

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Drones have become incredibly popular in recent years. Compared to RC helicopters and other flying devices, drones are easy enough for practically anyone to take to the sky. Alongside this, though, you can make drone flight more challenging for yourself if you want to. This makes for a great hobby for those who like technology, but how exactly are you supposed to get into this sort of activity? To help you out with this, this article will be outlining some of the steps that need to be taken when you want to fly a drone for fun.