Sunday, March 26, 2017

Taking Back Your Life When You're Feeling Too Busy....






It's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind that is life—never stopping or relenting when it comes to your career or loved ones. And while keeping busy is a healthy part of successful living, it's also important to take out for yourself from time to time. Mindbodygreen outlined some strategies for beating burnout before it even begins. Don't get so wrapped up in the myth of equating busyness with the accomplishment that you forget to incorporate the other aspects of life that contribute to your success.
Make time for your inner child. Give yourself permission to indulge in childlike joy and wonder. We get so caught up in sweeping our anxieties and anger under the rug that we never allow ourselves a healthy release. Take a nap, take a time-out, escape to your room to confront your emotions, and allow yourself time to recover.
Ban being busy at bedtime. Too often we take our work home with us and, even worse, into our bed. Right before we ready for shut-eye, we're scrolling through our emails, checking up on tasks, getting our brains worked up about what's to come in the morning and exposing our eyes to harmful blue light. Ditch the devices before bedtime and keep the bedside reserved for things like eye masks and essential oils.
Lose the fear of missing out. FOMO is real, but it has no place in a healthy, successful life. Putting energy into what you don't have instead of putting energy into working toward your goals and aspirations will only set you back further. Put things into perspective, realizing social media likes are just taps on a screen, and no one really knows what's reality and what's contrived in picture-perfect posts on Instagram. Focus on the real life in front of you, appreciating where you are and looking forward to where you want to go.

Monday, March 20, 2017

A to Z Blogging Challenge - April 2017

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My theme for this challenge is 
"Pets."


I am going to be trying something new and I am hoping it all goes well.  As you know I usually write up posts and do alot of reviews, but want to give it a try.  This challenge will start on April 1st and end on April 30th.  I do have each Sunday's off. As you already know my theme I picked for the A to Z challenge is names of pets.  Hey, why don't you join along with me!.


That is chart (above) of the days and what letter the post needs to be about. Now I will start off with April First with a topic themed on something with the letterA, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until you finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z.  It doesn't even have to be a word--it can be a proper noun, the letter used as a symbol, or the letter itself.  The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day.

I am going to try to write up each post a day and link it up with this introduction post.  So make sure you come back each day, except Sundays to see what topic I picked for each letter.





Come back on April 1st and check out the first post with the letter "A"

Sunday, March 12, 2017

SmitCo LLC





Quality, affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12. SmitCo LLC has several different diaries with lock and keys and diary sets for girls in Emoji and Diva themes, as well as several different nail art sets to provide hours of fun.

A huge hit is the brand new Mermaid themed scrapbook kit as well as 3 unique princess dress up sets. 




SmitCo products also include rose gold, gold or rhodium plated jewelry and sets, as well as very popular stretch sets for little girls - all packed in cute gift boxes. 


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We trust you will find some or all gifts here for the princesses on your list!



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Thursday, March 9, 2017

MERCH NEEDS.....

(This is my honest opinion of this product. I was not compensated nothing at all except for the product to review.)





If you are a person that LOVES to wear t-shirts then this is the place for.  You will have your choice of over hundreds of different types and designs to choose from.

So what are you waiting for.....


This is the one I got!!


I personally had a hard time to just choose one.  I LOVE cats and this is just so cute.  It has the perception of a cat zombies.  Come on you have to agree with me....right?

The shirts are the right sizes that you order.  As you may know, you might order a Large and when you get it to wear it is like a medium.  I really hate that especially when I am ordering shirts online for my husband or son cause it's a hassle to return and all that crap.  I can honestly say I ordered a medium for me and that is what I got.  The material of these shirts are cotton and lightweight.  I personally give this shopping website an  A+ and I definitely will be a returning customer.


ABOUT COMPANY:

MerchNerds is your go-to web store for styled graphic apparel. Comprised of a team of passionate industry gurus, we combine our skill sets to constantly bring you fresh designs through an on-demand printing platform. This allows for lightning fast speed to market, with designs focused around today's most popular and trending topics. Our mission is to supply you with a wide selection of designs that reflect your personality and let your voice be heard.


Now I want to share a few other t-shirts that they have on their site.  You can't just stop at these few that I will be showing you.  Come and take a peek at them all.  There is literally one perfect shirt for each one of you out there.


























Like I said there are hundreds of different designs for women, men, and even children.








Come on HERE and take a look around!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Welcome To Dresslily....


Welcome To Dresslily
The Best Site
Online.....





I am super excited to be able to share with you all these great buys from dresslily.com.  I became a very frequent shopper with this AWESOME site and you will see why.  Now I am going to show you and share some of the products I had bought for myself, family, Christmas presents and etc.  You are able to grab some of the deals yourself.


Bohemian Style Tie Belt High Slit Dress

3D Wolf Digital Print Shower Curtain

 

This is a gorgeous shower curtain.  I had recently bought this one for the boy's bathroom.  It is super cheap but made with great quality.







Multicolor Indian Mandala Paisley Lotus Shape Beach Throw















Will be sharing more so make sure you keep coming back to check it out daily.
The big sale is only good from now to the end of March 2017.
Hurry!


  





Sunday, March 5, 2017

BESTOPE Hair Straightener Brush

(This is my honest review and my own words of this product. I received the product for free and was not compensated nothing at all for this post)


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I want to take a minute to introduce you to this great hair straightener brush.  I have very thick, wavy hair and it drives me crazy sometimes.  I have tried pretty much everything out there since I was about 16 years old.  Don't get me wrong cause I love my hair but sometimes I just want a new look.

I had the opportunity to test out this great hair straightener brush and I am so happy I did.  Now I will be telling you about the product (below).

About the Product
  • ADVANCED HEATING TECHNOLOGY: BESTOPE Ceramic Straightener Brush uses MTC heating technology, heats quickly and significantly reduces your straightening time compared to traditional hair straighteners.
  • REDUCES FRIZZINESS & STATIC: Anions protection and MTC heating technology make this hair straightener soften and straighten your hair in several minutes for healthy silky hair without any static, make your hair smoothed considerably and remained shiny.
  • ANTI-SCALD AND DETANGLE: Unique Rubber insulated tips make this brush easily to insert into your hair and protect your scalp from accidental burns, brush seamlessly flowed through your hair without snagging, eliminating all the frizz.
  • ADJUSTABLE TEMPERATURE SETTING: 6-Level adjustable temperature from 350˚F to 450˚F Designed can be varied for different types of hair, this brush doesn't give you stick straight hair like a flat iron, but it gives a softer more natural styled look.

Product Description

Description
BESTOPE latest ceramic hair straightening brush uses advanced MTC heating
technology to make sure this brush heat up as quick as possible, let you no need waiting; 
release of anions in brushing process make it easy to brush your hair without static and
provide a more comfortable experience. 

Deliver an optimum temperature
BESTOPE hair straightener provides six different adjustment temperature for all hair types:
thin, fine, bleached, wavy or curled.

How to use a Hair Straightening Brush properly? 
Spritz on a heat protectant spray while your hair is dry to put a barrier between the brush and your hair. 
Step One: Use only on dry brushed hair; 
Step Two: Brush slowly in a pulling motion; 
Step Three: Make sure your hair gets deep into the inner area of the brush

Now that I told you all about the description, the product, how to use the product and etc.  I am now going to tell you about my own opinion of the product.

My Personal Opinion

Like I mentioned about my hair and I like to be able to straighten my hair once in awhile for a different look.  If you know going to a hair salon can be very expensive and I personally don't have all that extra money.  This is very good quality. It is easy to use and you can just plug it in or use the battery. It is a very light weight brush and easy to take along with you on those weekend getaways.  It fits right in my purse and for me it really wasn't hard to learn how to use this brush. My hair comes out so very straight and it looks so  very shiny and more beautiful than before.


Come and grab yourself or a family member on of these awesome Hair Straightener Brush.


Friday, March 3, 2017

Goals That Are Based On My Needs.....



How does one determine the right goal? Our goals should be determined by our needs. So we have to do a need analysis of what we would like to have and what we would like to avoid.




Is it important to have specific and measurable goals? It they keep on changing, what is the purpose of having a goal?
The answer to the first one is yes, we need to have goals, that too, written goals (one study shows that written goals are more likely to be achieved). If we do not have any yardstick of measurement, how do we know we are progressing and therefore when we are likely to reach the goal?
But even more basic than that, what should be my goal? How do I determine the right goal?
Our goals should be determined by our needs. So we have to do a needs analysis of what we would like to have and what we would like to avoid.
  1. One way is to think back and remember those incidents that made me happy. Then for each incident, I do a ‘root cause’ on why it made me happy. This will show me my needs. Then I create those goals that satisfy these needs.
  2. Another way is to think of incidents that made me unhappy. A root cause on this – why did that incident make me unhappy – would tell me what I would like to avoid.
Once I have my needs (what I want and what I don’t want) defined, I have to do two things:
  1. determine the relative important of each need
  2. determine the maximum time frame in which this should be satisfied (urgency)
Now I can find out what I have to do and when, and this determines my goals. We have to remember that to achieve something, we may have to sacrifice something else, and the important/urgent matrix above will help us realize our priority.
Another aspect of needs analysis is to determine whether these are your goals or the goals of your influencers or loved ones. Sometimes, we want to do something but our parents want us to do something else. The question is whether I sacrifice my happiness for my parents’ happiness?

  1. Why did it make me happy? Because I made my parents proud or because my effort was acknowledged in front of a crowd.
  2. Why does that make me happy? Because I need the approval of people
  3. Why do I need approval? Maybe I have self-esteem issues and I need to compare with others to define me
So if I am seeking a goal in terms of what type of job I should look for, I should look for a job that gives me a lot of approval or allows me to do peer comparison and which does not lower my self-esteem. Sales would be a bit of an issue as a job, because it has a lot of rejection built in. However, advisory services based on my competency would be good, because a client would be grateful for my services.
I can now set up a time frame for creating a competency that can be appreciated by clients and to find a job that allows me to use this competency.
Since these needs keep changing, our goals will keep changing.
Suppose there are two conflicting goals?
If I have done my needs analysis in terms of all the type of needs I have and the priority of each need, and have determined who in my life is important and considered their needsFind Article, then each goal can be analyzed based on how well it satisfies these criteria.


This process should work for each and every one of you.  You seem to always set these goals that you know are far-fetched, but we do it and we get disappointed when we never succeed.  So give this a try and let me know what you think about it.


Do you make goals for yourself?

What is 1 of your major goals?

Let's share and maybe we can help each other to achieve them! 

** My major goal at the moment is to finish my children's book and get it published.  I also would like it to sell on Amazon.**




Sunday, February 26, 2017

Manifesting Miracles and Money,,,,,,Michelle Paisley Reed






How to Achieve Peace, Purpose, and Plenty Without Getting in Your Own Way


Manifesting Miracles and Money is an opportunity for all of us to rise up and unite for peaceful co-existence, harmony, great abundance, and evolutionary advancement.

In this book, you will learn exactly what has been holding you back. You will discover the thoughts and belief systems which make you stuck and therefore inhibit all of humanity, for we are all connected. Reading this book means that you already understand that we are one Spirit expressing as various creative souls, and as such, you comprehend the Law of Attraction and how to manifest. And yet, we take manifestation a step further, igniting the reader to manifest daily so as to give more to others. It is in this giving that we create movement in our own abundance, as it is a part of the “law” of circulation.

The Power of 10 are a group of wise, funny, engaging teacher spirits who have chosen not to come back to another lifetime of learning lessons the “hard” way—through suffering. They point to a different path to success in life, one where we may release our addiction to suffering and now learn through trust and faith. When we do choose to leave this body, we can be assured that there are literally billions of dimensions we may travel to, and that this is an entry-level existence to so much more!

Learn How to Manifest Abundance


Our souls are indeed eternal. This we already know. And so, there is no death. In fact, there are no “laws” or boundaries other than our own self-inflicted ideas of how reality should work. Find your own unique path toward joy, give freely to others so everyone may have their basic needs met, and we can create a higher existence for all, where violence becomes a part of our past and abundance, health, and well-being become the norm.

Move Past Resistance


This book comes at a time of great upheaval, where our political systems world-wide are breaking down and people and nations are at war with one another. The irony of this is that it is an illusion, a game we created to further us on our evolutionary path forward, knowing that we are part of a fast, forward-moving Universe that seeks to create and grow consciously and continually.

Resistance to this forward-moving growth creates suffering. Moving with this flow creates opportunities and adventures beyond our current dreams. Rise, simply by stating the powerful word “rise,” and learn many other tools on this epic journey toward peace and plenty.

Prosper Together


Align with the frequency of what you want, and it is yours. Join with another’s vision to assist their creation, and you’ve doubled the fun! Radiate your inner peace and joy, and now you are advancing humanity forward.


My Personal Opinion of the book:

Enlightening and Practical! Full of uplifting wisdom and practical ways to create a more loving vibration and bring more wholeness into your life.  Easy to read and understand with dashes of humor too! Written by a highly evolved soul and soul group for the highest good of humanity's evolution.  You will want to create a group to share these insights which benefit every area of your life in simple yet profound ways!

Love and blessings and thank you for this gift of love!


You truly just need to make your own opinion of this book and grab a copy and start reading today.



Saturday, February 25, 2017

10 Cat Care Guidelines......




There area many common sense rules to follow when caring for your cat. These rules are simple and will ensure your cat will be healthy and happy.

  1. When your cat arrives at home:
    Bringing your new cat home can be frightening for it. Be prepared by having a food and water spot already set up. Also have a litter box setup in a quite spot away from the food. Your new cat should be transported in a cat carrier. When you bring the cat inside set the carrier down and open the door. Let the cat come out and explore on its own. Confining the cat to a quiet room for a day or two will make the experience less overwhelming.
  2. Going Outside:
    Before letting your cat outside for the first time be sure it is comfortable with you and its indoor surroundings. There are many dangers outside so let your cat have an escape route in case it needs it. My cat uses a cat door and it has save him a few times.
    Judge the risk to letting your cat outdoors. If you live close to lots of traffic having an outdoor cat may not be a good idea.
  3. Litter Boxes:
    If you are using a cat box it should be cleaned daily. Clumping cat litter makes this easy. Simply scoop out the clumps and you're done. Put the litter box in a place where the cat will not be disturbed.
  4. Food and water:
    Your cat should always have a supply of fresh food and water. I prefer to use a heavy ceramic bowl to prevent the cat from pushing it or tipping them over.
    The water bowl should be changed daily and food should be added to maintain a good supply.
    My cat is now on a high quality dry food. I found feeding him can food was a waste. He generally left some behind at each meal regardless of the portion. At 15 I weaned him onto dry food only.
  5. Scratching Posts:
    Any cat is going to have the urge to scratch. The question is where is it going to do it? Best to have a scratching post that is safe and secure. Play with your cat on the post so it gets used to being allowed to scratch there. Rubbing a bit of cat nip on the scratching post will encourage your cat to scratch.
  6. Cat Toys:
    There are so many different cat toys on the market these days it is hard to choose a toy your cat will like. After much trial and error I determined my cat likes the string attached to the toy much better then the toy. Whenever I want to play I get a string, or better yet, my gold necklace (his favorite).
  7. Sleeping Places:
    A cat always needs a quiet, out of the way place to sleep the day away. A bed near a heater or furnace vent is ideal. In the winter most of the vents in my house have a cat bed near them. If you have small children make sure they can't disturb your cat when it sleeps
  8. Care for eyes and ears:
    When cats get a build up of discharge around the eye simply clean it with a damp cloth. A small amount of discharge is normal for a healthy cat but if there are excessive amount then consult a vet.
    Regularly check your cats ears for dirt or ear mites. Any dirt can be removed with a damp Q-tip. If you spot small brown clumps of discharge you should consult your vet. This is a sign of ear mites.
  9. Care for the claws:
    If you have an outside cat, claw care is less important. Climbing trees, and other outdoor stuff helps to keep claws well maintained.
    An inside cat has far less need for its claws. There is really no environment where your cat needs to use its claws. You should trim your cats claws once or twice a year. Clip the very tip of each claw. Taking any more then just the tip can hurt your cat. It is recommended that you have a vet show you how to clip their claws properly.
  10. Care of the mouth and teeth:
    As cats age their teeth start to get calcium build up which can cause gum inflammation. Check your cats mouth every 6 or 8 weeks. Find and remove and calcium build up before deposits get too large.
Caring for a cat is quite simple, common sense really. I believe that good food, fresh water, lots of love and exercise is best for a cat. By following these 10 simple guidelines your cat can live a long and healthy life.





Cat Talk (not to be divulged to humans): Don't you dare wake me, I know where you sleep and will get revenge - claw type bloody revenge!


Do you have a cat in your house?

What is your cats name?

Share a photo of your kitty!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Honduras Chocolate Company.....

(This is my personal opinion on this company and their products.  I was not compensated nothing at all except for the products to try.)




I would like to introduce you to this pretty awesome chocolate company.  I will tell you why I love it, let you know why you need to try it and so many other different reasons why you must try.

Indulge your cravings with hand-crafted chocolate from the rainforests of Honduras. Each bar is made using socially-responsible production practices and only heirloom quality, organically-grown cacao and pure cane sugar—no chemicals, pesticides, preservatives or additives. Ever. 


CHOCOLATE FLIGHT


Combo pack of 65%, 70%, 75% and 80% bars, each bar is 2.7 ounces and is made with organically grown cacao and pure cane sugar.  4 bars total. No preservatives or additives.  


Many claim to have single-origin beans, fair trade agreements and organically-grown beans but Honduras Chocolate Company takes it a step further:  we’ve invested in the farmers, the cacao and the Honduran community in which we live and work. 

After 15 years of helping the rural poor, we had an vision to expand our reach and impact. By developing deep, personal relationships with local farmers, paying better-than-fair-trade prices and providing farmers with essential business training, micro-loans and access to farming resources, Honduras Chocolate Company has brought large-scale social impact and positive change to the troubled Honduran cacao industry.  And as a result, Honduras Chocolate Company farmers take a tremendous amount of pride in their cacao, their crop yield is greater and it's of higher quality compared to cacao produced in mass production regions. The net result: better chocolate for you, and a positive, sustainable solution for a country rich in culture but poor in financial resources.





If you are like me and my family that LOVE different kinds of chocolate then you really need to try these.  I was able to review the Chocolate Flight assortment.  As you are able to see that there is an assortment of four different types of chocolate.  I love to bake, cook and create new dishes including.  I want to share with you this awesome recipe I made from their site.  I never had anything like this and my family LOVED it.



Chipotle-chocolate-steak-chili



Ingredients
  • 2 lbs tri tip steak OR beef stew meat, cut into 1” cubes
  • ½ cup flour (make it gluten free: use brown rice flour)
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped or smashed
  • 4 cups of beef stock
  • 1 Tablespoon tabasco sauce
  • ¼ cup dark chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to your preferences)
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • ½ bar Honduras Chocolate Company 80% cacao chocolate, chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
Toppings

Directions:

  • Mix flour, salt and black pepper together in a shallow baking dish or gallon zip lock bag.  Add meat and coat; remove excess flour and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and when hot, add meat.  Brown meat then add onion plus any remaining flour. 
  • When onion is soft, add red pepper, garlic, beef stock, tabasco and spices: chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano and cayenne pepper. 
  • Combine thoroughly then add in tomatoes, beans and chipotle peppers.  Stir to combine.  Bring to a simmer then reduce heat and allow chili to cook 2-3 hours. 
  • Add in cilantro and chocolate and serve.  Add toppings as desired.  Serves 10-12.



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What do you think about Honduras Chcolates?

Are you open to giving them a try?

Let me know what you think!




Tuesday, February 21, 2017

JuiceBeauty.com


Welcome to JuiceBeauty.com





I want to take the time to tell you all about JuiceBeauty.com.  As you know there are many different types of skin care products out there and I found this one and it is the best so far.  The site has so many different types of products that will make you look beautiful and feeling great.

The product shown below is one of my truly favorite products from here.  This is a very creamy serum that is made with organic chemicals.  The other best part is you are able to enter the code "soothe17" and save.  




Soothe your skin from winter excursions with a Soothing Serum FREE w/ $50 purchase with code: Soothe17



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Introducing CellSavers.....

**I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.








I would like to introduce you to......CellSavers



CellSavers is the easiest, most professional & safest way to have your device repaired at your preferred time & location. They offer cell phone repair services in major cities nationwide. All repairs are backed by their lifetime warranty and high rated customer service.







You must check out the link below.  CellSavers are very easy to work with.  You can get your cell phone repair quick and at a reasonable price.  What more would you want?



Six Ways To Monitor Your Kids iPhone..


DOLLAR TREE......

 **I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**


Valentine's DayAtDollar Tree






I always wondering if everyone out there is like me.  I will try and find out with this great post I am going to set-up for all my readers/followers and anyone else out there.  I personally LOVE the Dollar Tree.  I actually get quite a bit from there and my son is just like me.  The thing with me is I like to get more for my money and that is what the Dollar Tree does.


As you know Valentine's Day will be here fast.  It is about the middle of January.  February 14th will sneak up on you.  Now you really need to go to the dollar Tree to get your special someone some great candies.

These are two of the popular Valentine's Day candies.





Dollar Tree has just about everything you need to make Valentine's Day special for the person you love.  Besides candies they also have these great items too.  





They carry flowers, vases, all different kinds of plush animals, balloons and of course those romantic or funny Valentine's Day cards.





Do you like the Dollar Tree?

Are you going to get your Valentine something special from the Dollar Tree?

Leave a comment on what you ended up getting for your love.