Thursday, March 31, 2022

Pure Flix: An Awesome Way to Celebrate the Meaning of Easter with Flash Giveaway

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I had heard of Pure Flix and was interested, but we seldom watch TV so I didn't pursue it. When I heard about it again, I just decided on a whim that I absolutely did want to try it, and you know, it turned out to be soooo good!!  Read about my initial experience with it below and then enter for a chance to win a free 3-month subscription of your own.

--- How To Expand Your Taste Horizons & Stop Picky Eating

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Picky eating is unfortunately far more common than you might expect. There's such a large number of people who stick with the same meals over and over again, never straying far from their turkey dinosaurs or take out burgers out of fear of exploring different flavours. However, being a picky eater can actually have a devastating impact on your health in the long term, as you'll be limiting your body to the minimal nutrients that go into the small array of foods that you are willing to consume; if you only like professed, oven-ready foods, then you'll be lacking nearly every essential vitamin and mineral that your mind and body needs to thrive. Fortunately, overcoming your fears so that you can expand your taste horizons doesn't have to be as difficult as you might imagine, as this guide contains a variety of effective steps and innovative ideas that you can utilize to start eating more vibrant and exotic foods in no time at all! So, simply read on to find out more.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Alligator Affection

Alligator Affection? Well...'affection' is a bit of a stretch. 

While these fascinating creatures do ruin all chances for us to ever swim in fresh water, 
and I'm certainly never going to befriend one (which I don't think is even possible), 
I still don't think they should be confined to a pool surrounded by glass. 
It seems almost deplorable even, to do so.
I may be getting soft in my old age
I'm fine with that... 🌞  
and secretly, I've always been soft anyway 

Monday, March 28, 2022

--- How To Plan An Awesome Outdoors Family Adventure Day

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As the weather warms up and you head into summer, you'll undoubtedly want to spend some time outdoors with your family. It's no secret that the great outdoors offers almost limitless potential and fun activities for you and your family to enjoy.

Friday, March 25, 2022

--- How to Boost Your Baby's Immune System

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As a new parent, you want to do everything in your power to make sure your baby stays healthy. One of the best things you can do for your child's immune system is to boost it! There are many ways to do this, and this blog post will discuss some of the most effective methods. You'll also find tips on how to make sure your baby gets the most out of these immune-boosting measures. Follow these tips, and you can feel confident that your baby is well protected against illness!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Wordless Wednesday: What Kind of Fish Tastes Good with Peanut Butter?

I like when they add colors to the jellyfish tanks.
This photo was taken at Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

--- Stress Management 101

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It's no secret that stress can have a serious impact on your health. In fact, it's one of the leading causes of health problems in the United States. Stress can contribute to many health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and even depression.

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While it's not always possible to eliminate all sources of stress from your life, there are things you can do to manage stress in a healthy way.

Monday, March 14, 2022

--- How Can You Manage the Signs of Aging?

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We all get older, and there's not really anything that you can do about that. Although you might not be able to stop your body from aging, there are some things that you might want to do to manage the signs of aging. You may look as if you're getting older, but you don't want to look older than your years. Perhaps you'd even prefer to look a little younger than you really are. Fortunately, it is possible to do something about that. You can manage some of the signs of aging, including how healthy and youthful your skin looks.

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Friday, March 11, 2022

---10 Simple Ways To Look After Your Technology

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Technology has come a long way since the days when computers were first invented. And so have we. Technology is an

inherent part of our lives, and it’s important to take care of it in order to maximize its performance. This article will cover

ten simple ways that you can look after your technology so that it will last longer and do its best for you now and in the future.

Looking after your technology isn’t just about preventing damage or avoiding the inconvenience of repairs or replacements.

It’s also about preserving resources such as energy, water, and raw materials.

Here are ten simple ways to look after your technology:

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

How Much House Can You Afford?

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Seven years ago, my sister-in-law whose only child is grown, downsized to a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in South Florida. She purchased that home for $145,000. It is a concrete structure (important in Florida), with a nice kitchen, an extra room for entertaining, and a sizeable yard. She got a killer deal on it because the family who had lived there prior, had already moved on to a new home and didn’t want to keep up the payments on two places of residence. 

The house had an offer on in when she first saw it. In fact, it had two offers, one that was under contract and one that was on a waiting list in case the first one fell through, so she was the third in line. Her realtor pretty much told her she wasn’t going to get it, but in her heart of hearts, she knew it was the home she wanted, and she kept checking on it. She looked around at some other houses, at her realtor's suggestion, and even considered one or two of them, but nothing made her heart sing like the one she knew she loved. Long story short, the people who had it under contract were unable to close, the second in line did not qualify and she got the house!! Hurray and that's the good news. Even better...

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Wordless Wednesday: Fill 'er Up


Back when a tank of gas didn't cost more than groceries.

I'm not sure what year this is's definitely before my time (and I can't say that a lot lately). 😄

It is appropriately located just outside of the Antique Car Museum in Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Monday, March 7, 2022

HESS Does it Again: All Aboard for Plush Train Release

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Today is the big day!! Inside of this box is Hess's 3rd plush toy, which is being launched today, right now, March 7th at 10:00 a.m. and as usual, it's a beauty!

Sunday, March 6, 2022

A Personalized Letter from the Easter Bunny

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There are 7 children under the age of 9 in our family (and one on the way). FOUR of those are my grandchildren!! Seems like it was just yesterday that I was blogging on here about my kids who were for the most part, all still at home. Now they are (with the exception of my teen), all grown up with families of their own. With Easter fast approaching, I am starting to think of things I can do that the littles will enjoy. The Easter Letter Factory is the first thing that comes to mind!

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Perry's Monument


We always called it Perry's Monument when I was a kid. The proper name is Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. It was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 and to celebrate the long-lasting peace among the United States, Canada and Britain that took place after the war ended. It is named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry who led a fleet to victory during one of the most instrumental battles of the war.

At 352-feet, it is the world's largest Doric* column. It stands 47 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York City. The upper deck platform is 12 ft. higher than the Stature of Liberty's Torch. For a nominal fee you can take an elevator ride to the top  and see a wonderful view of Lake Erie, the neighboring islands and mainland of Ohio, and even parts of Canada. The only monuments in the US that are taller are the Gateway Arch, San Jacinto Monument and Washington Monument. This memorial is located on Put-in-Bay Island in Ohio.


* Doric: architecture characterized by a sturdy fluted column and a thick square abacus resting on a rounded molding.

Those who visit do have to climb stairs to get to the elevator.