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 Christmas collection here

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.


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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