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!

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

6 Things to Put in a Care Package for Your College Student

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Okay, school has pretty much officially started back up for everyone now, including the kiddos who have made their way to college. Getting them packed up and ready to go is a big deal, but now that they're settled, wouldn't it be nice to send over a little care package? From serious, to useful, to fun, these are all things your college student might enjoy receiving for a surprise 'thinking of you' delivery.

1). Tee Turtle makes a reversible stuffie line that is just too cute. I have the traditional octopus on my desk at school and the students just love it. I saw this one though and thought it would be perfect to send in a care package to a college student. There's something about these that is just irresistible. My blue octopus has a happy face on one side, and a frown on the other. This pumpkin version has a menacing face on one side, and a sweet one on the other. It is an axolotl, which is something I have never heard of in my life until now. Look it up; if it's new to you, maybe you'll be amazed too.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

8 Compelling Reasons To Visit Washington DC

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Washington DC is a city of politicians, lobbyists, and stretched limousines, ferrying VIPs from one important location to another. It’s also the nation’s capital. Yet the city doesn’t get a lot of air time. And most travel-focused people never visit it. There are too many other things to see.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Wordless Wednesday: Old-Timers Syndrome


Ah, I don't care what anyone says, those were the days...
Things weren't perfect but we walked right into grandma and grandpa's house
(no knock or appointment needed) and they were happy to see us (every single time). 
We were just as happy to see them (and we did, often)
and grandma often had something fantastic on the stove or in the oven (no holiday required). 💗

Monday, September 12, 2022

Doing a Target Run for Toys

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What toy can make a 2-year-old laugh uncontrollably and still hold the attention of a teenager? That would be the Wubble. You can get it in different sizes, and you can even get one that glows in the dark. He had more fun with this than he does any other toy in the house. This child was seriously cracking up while he was playing with the Wubble, which looks like a tie-dye bubble but plays like a ball. 

4 Hobbies to Help Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

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Do you ever feel like you need a creative boost? Maybe you've been working on the same project for weeks, and it's just not coming together the way you want it to. Or maybe you're feeling creatively blocked and don't know where to start. If this sounds like you, then it might be time to try out a new hobby. Hobbies are a great way to explore your interests and passions and can help get your creative juices flowing. This blog post will discuss four hobbies that can help you immerse yourself in arts and culture.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Monday, September 5, 2022

My Luxury Scent Fragrance Samples and Travel Sized Body Products


You can get fragrances in atomizers from My Luxury Scent, just like you can from most any other site that sells samples, and that is wonderful. The thing that makes them different, is that you can also have those scents turned into bath and body items like shampoo, hand soap, body wash and rollerball body oil. The smaller sizes are fantastic for taking on the go, bringing along on trips, and just tucking into your purse for when you want to use them.

Amouage Sunshine Woman

The name on this Amouage perfume is Sunshine, and the color is bright yellow, but don’t let that fool you; this is not your typical summer scent. There is no big citrus punch here (or even a small one). Instead, when you spray this you’ll be enveloped in a pleasant blonde tobacco scent with a healthy touch of apricot jam that gives you all the warm weather feels. This is literally the best tobacco fragrance I have tried so far!

4 Improvements To Make To Your Patio This Year

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The patio is a really important part of the garden if you have one and, for most people who have a patio, it’s a hugely important part of the home as a whole too. In the summer it can be a wonderful place to hang out and spend time with family or even entertain guests. And all year round, it can be the kind of place where you can look after some plants and generally keep it looking great. But how can you make the most of it? Here are just a few improvements you might consider making to your patio this year.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

What it Takes to Keep Customers Satisfied

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In the customer-facing business world, nothing matters more than keeping your customers satisfied. It’s them who’ll decide the future success of your business, so keeping them happy at every stage of the process is vital. If you want to do better in that regard and change up how you deal with customers, the tips and ideas we’re going to share today will help you with that. So read on and find out more.

A Warm Welcome

If you’re selling to people in person and meeting with customers or clients face to face, it’s important to make sure that you’re always going above and beyond to give them a warm welcome. This is something that people expect these days and that’s totally reasonable. A friendly face really can go a long way when it comes to winning over customers and making sales.

Listening to Their Needs

Taking the time to really listen to the needs of your customers can really go a long way too. If your business can position itself as one that’s able to put forward ideas that directly address the needs or problems that your customer currently has, they’re immediately going to see you and your company in a much more positive and favorable light. And that can only be a good thing.

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