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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Beach Wedding Weekend

Beach Wedding Weekend by Rachel Magee

About The Book:
You’re invited to a sunny beach town for a witty, heartwarming romance. When Brody broke up with Paige and went to Europe, he suggested that someday, they’d pick up right where they left off. A hopeless romantic, she believed him. But when they meet again, Brody’s dating a gorgeous actress. They’re all going to attend the same wedding, and Paige plans to win Brody back. She even enlists her best friend’s brother, Aiden, to pretend to date her and make her ex jealous. A breezy, charming restaurant owner, Aiden actually avoids serious relationships, but as a fake boyfriend, he’s perfect. As old friends and exes take part in wedding preparations and enjoy the beauty of the Florida coast, they begin to see themselves - and each other - in a new light. This summer romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for BBQ Brisket Tacos with Sunshine Slaw.

About The Author:
Rachel wrote her first novel when she was twelve and entered it into a contest for young author/illustrators. Unfortunately, the judges weren’t impressed with her stick figures. So she dropped the dream of becoming a world famous illustrator and stuck to spinning stories. When she’s not busy working on her latest book, she loves to travel with her family and friends. By far, her favorite destination is the beach, which tends to work its way into most of her stories. Between vacations, you can find her at home in The Woodlands, TX with her wonderful husband, their two adventurous kids and a couple of spirited pets, all of whom share Rachel’s love of the ocean. Well, except the cat and dog. They’re both afraid of water.

   
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Happy #FathersDay2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019

This Summer Hide Dad’s Sweaty Backside With Camouflage SwampButt Underwear

Right around the corner is the heart of summer vacation time, which is also the hottest, most humid season of the year. The people at SwampButt Underwear know all too well that families from all over the USA will pack the car/truck/SUV/van and visit one or several of the country’s many places to take it easy for a week or two. But even the best planned and executed family outing can be marred when dad’s wet bottom sticks to the car seat, restaurant booth, bar stool, amusement park ride, or public bench. Worse still, those wet butts leave stains in the shape of your father’s buttocks. Known as ‘dari-angels’ these stains brand the seat, sitter, and his relatives as yucky to be around. No one needs that, but help is available. The makers of SwampButt Underwear realize that

1) most men are blissfully unaware of their swamp butt
2) those who are aware seem not to care
3) the other members of the family or anyone in the travel party care deeply and prefer not to attract this type of negative attention.
How It Works
SwampButt Underwear Made in the USA garments are made from 83% polyester and 17% Spandex. The leg openings and waist bands are larger and more forgiving than the original offering the company made. “More Spandex means more stretchier,” Heraldson points out. The fabric is also made to prevent odors accompanied by the overheated butt-crack. Bad-odors tend to get into fabrics and stay there. No amount of washing, scrubbing, or beating underpants on rocks will remove the stench born of butt sweat and worse. To combat the presence of this bouquet of stink, the new SwampButt Performance Made in the USA garments are also made with ‘Microblok’ technology to prevent stinky drawers. MicroBlok inhibits the growth of bacteria on treated surfaces of products, greatly reducing stains, odors, and product deterioration. According to the people who make it, the MicroBlok product line inhibits the growth of bacteria, fungi, molds, yeasts and other microbes on treated surfaces of products, greatly reducing stains, odors, and product deterioration. MicroBlok has undergone rigorous laboratory testing. These tests measure the inhibition of bacteria, fungi, molds, and other microbes on the tested plastic substrates. It’s an ideal inhibitor for use in products subject to high humidity such as those intended for kitchen and bath environments as well as outdoor uses including furniture, decking, and yes -  underwear. “If there is a warmer or more humid place than a fat guys’ butt crack, I don’t want to know about it,” Heraldson declared.

About SwampButt Underwear
SwampButt Underwear is a real company that makes products that help solve a real problem. SwampButt Underwear is trademarked in the U.S. and foreign countries.

 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Reasons To Choose Senior Housing

As you age, one of the most important decisions you will make involves your living situation. Will you remain in your own house or apartment? Will you move to another city? One option you should consider is senior housing Denver

Access to a Community

Loneliness is one of the largest threats to seniors' health. As seniors age and have more difficulty going out for events, loneliness can lead to anxiety and depression. Lonely people are at increased risk of heart attacks. Body inflammation, and risk of death, increases as stress hormone levels rise. Lonely people also experience poor sleep quality.

A senior housing community provides a built-in network of friends. Most communities will coordinate activities based on resident interests.

Ease of Transportation

As people get older, their reaction times and vision get poorer. At some point, it becomes dangerous for an older person to drive. Senior communities offer convenient transportation services to take you to doctors' appointments, church, and the store. The community may even host some services on site such as a beauty salon. 

Some seniors may opt to give up driving long before it is necessary. They may not drive as often after retirement. Insurance premiums, gas, and maintenance costs associated with owning a vehicle may put a strain on fixed-income budgets.

Assistance with Tasks

A senior may be able to perform most tasks and make decisions. However, there may be just one or two tasks that require help, such as getting heavy items down from a high shelf. Staff in a senior community can help with heavy items and changing light bulbs. With this arrangement, the senior remains as independent as possible but avoids injury from unsafe activities. Staff also perform safety checks and notice if you start to have additional health problems.

Making decisions about living options as you age is a complicated task. Consider a senior living community for companionship, transportation, and help as you age.



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The Illusionist

In late nineteenth century Vienna, renowned illusionist Eisenheim is reunited with the Duchess von Teschen when she is volunteered from the audience to participate in an illusion during one of his performances. Despite having not seen each other in fifteen years when they were teenagers, they almost immediately recognize each other as Eduard Abramovich and Sophie von Teschen, they who had a doomed romance at that time due to their class differences. The Duchess is soon to be wed to the Crown Prince Leopold in what would be for him a marriage solely in pursuit of power: overthrowing his father, the Emperor Leopold, as well as overtaking the Hungarian side of the empire. The Crown Prince is known to use violence against women if it suits his needs or purposes. As such, the Duchess, who realizes that she still loves Eisenheim, The Illusionist, and he her, can never leave the Crown Prince without it jeopardizing her life. After Eisenheim humiliates the Crown Prince at a private show which results in an incident between the Crown Prince and the Duchess, the battle between Eisenheim and the Crown Prince moves into the public performance realm, which many believe demonstrates Eisenheim's supernatural powers. Much of the work for the Crown Prince in the battle with Eisenheim is conducted by Chief Inspector Uhl, who would become the Chief of Police under the Crown Prince's reign. As such, Uhl may have ulterior motives in turning a blind eye to any unlawful act of the Crown Prince against Eisenheim or the Duchess.

 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Happy Flag Day



Thursday, June 13, 2019

Resurrecting The Champ

Director and co-screenwriter (along with Chris Gerolmo, Allison Burnett, and Michael Bortman) Rod Lurie tells the uplifting tale of a sports writer who almost lost it all before stumbling into the story of a lifetime in this uplifting sports-themed drama starring Josh Hartnett and Samuel L. Jackson, Resurrecting The Champ. Erik (Hartnett) is a Denver-based sports writer whose prose is dull and whose marriage is failing. Not only is Erik having a difficult time dealing with his stubborn editor Metz (Alan Alda) - who refuses to take the suffering scribe off of the boxing beat - but the pain of being separated from his young son has weighed heavier on Erik's conscience than he could have ever imagined. When Erik sees a local homeless man (Samuel L. Jackson) being violently assaulted by a gang of sadistic street toughs, he instinctively comes to the suffering man's rescue. As fate would have, Erik discovers that the nondescript homeless man is actually the former boxing champion Battling Bob Satterfield, whom many sports fans had assumed dead. Now driven to tell the story that may establish him as a successful sports writer, Erik gradually begins to make the transformation from ordinary man to extraordinary champion - largely by turning inward and by reexamining his relationship with his own son.

 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

What Type Of Classes Can A Judge Order You To Take?

When you get in trouble with the law, there may be severe consequences depending on the crime you are charged with and your criminal history thus far. If you go to court over something like a DUI or assault and your record is clean up to this point, the judge may order you to take courses as part of your sentence. Having to take court ordered courses may seem like a cakewalk compared to some of the stiffer penalties you were facing. Take a look at some of the types of classes you may have to go through to prove you've learned your lesson.

Anger Management
Being accused of committing a crime due to a highly tense situation may result with you being sent to take an anger management course. These series of court ordered classes give you tips and tricks on how to disengage at times of high stress. A failure to do so may result in outbursts which may turn violent. The course may also teach you how to keep your temper in check during times of stress.

Substance Abuse
If you had to attend drug court or were found to have been driving while intoxicated, part of your sentence may be substance abuse classes. In these courses, you may learn how to avoid falling back into the addiction trap and how hard drugs can be on the body. You also may learn how to help others in the throws of addiction come through it.  

Decision Making
It may seem like a class dedicated to decision making would have no real bearing on your life; however, the tools a course like this gives are invaluable. You may learn how to tell people "no" in a way you never have before.

The resources that are provided as part of these classes are invaluable and should be kept close by. If you are not sure about having to take these classes, you should focus on the fact that you didn't wind up behind bars.


Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Truth About Uncontested Divorces

Your divorce is amicable, and you are one of the few that can claim your soon-to-be-ex is still a friend, but pals have been urging you to find a lawyer to help you with the legal action. Although you and your spouse have agreed on nearly every issue that came up while you talked late into the night about property, assets, and finances, your friends may be right – especially if children are involved. Here is the truth about uncontested divorces and why you should hire an uncontested divorce Tampa attorney.

Deadlines Are Important

Filing documents, meeting court dates, and attending hearings may all be part of an uncontested divorce. If you miss a deadline, your case can be dismissed by the judge. You would then need to refile the paperwork and begin the proceedings all over again.

Emotions Run High

You may still be friends with your spouse, but emotions can still run high for both parties when the reality settles in that everything in their world is changing. Trying to alter already agreed upon terms is not unusual, nor is tears or fighting. An attorney can help you stay focused and decide issues that are best for your future.

Protection is Necessary

Your attorney knows there are issues that may come up and how to deal with them. From hiding assets to childcare to insurance to future retirement income, the judge may ask questions you are not prepared to answer. Letting your lawyer handle the complex situation, should it arise, can save you money, time, and a great deal of stress.

Each uncontested divorce is different, and some may start as uncontested and shift into adversarial terms. No matter how your legal proceedings occur, you can be sure when you hire an attorney that your case is being handled by a highly trained legal professional that will fight for what is in your best interest.

 Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Adventure On The Tracks

From the earliest of ages, trains tend to fascinate. They are very much still a part of our modern day world. Yet, they also simultaneously hearken back to a bygone era when the rails were king, and trains started the process of replacing horse drawn vehicles. To this day, there is a nostalgia to hopping aboard a locomotive and peering out the windows while the outside world goes by as the train makes it way down the tracks toward unknown adventures.

If you have a yearning to ride the rails to adventure, then dinner theater trains west palm beach may be just the ticket you are looking for. A dinner theater train typically combines a relaxing trip back in time on the rails, scrumptious food, and a theatrical performance filled with mystery and excitement.
So, if you are intrigued by the idea of a dinner theater train, these are just some of the reasons why booking the excursion today will almost certainly reward you with a highly memorable entertainment experience.

Serene Landscapes

One of the beauties of riding the rails is the pace at which the train moves. Quite simply, it is much slower than the typical trip by automobile on the highway and far less fast than air travel thousands of feet up in the sky. While enjoying a themed dinner train, you can sit back and enjoy the serenity of the passing landscapes, whether rural, urban, or somewhere in between. In addition, once the train leaves the station, the tracks oftentimes take you and your fellow passengers to places that are simply inaccessible by car.

A Theatrical Venue Like No Other

The theatrical performance on a dinner train typically unfolds in the walking aisles of the passenger cars. Talk about being up close and personal with the actors and actresses as they spin a tale for your entertainment. The train venue is far more intimate than the usual theater setting for the performance of a play.

Meet New Folks

It is not always easy to meet new folks given the very busy lives that people are leading nowadays. A dinner theater train, however, offers a great opportunity to meet new people not only as you eat in close proximity in the dining cars, but also during intermissions in the performance when you can move freely about the train cars.

A dinner theater train affords a grand adventure on the tracks as you enjoy a delicious meal, chat with your fellow passengers, and take in the gripping performance as it plays out right in front of you.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Ozark Mountain Motorcars

Ozark Mountain Motorcars: Classic Train Stories, Book 4 by Isaac Ben Levi

About The Book:
The Ozark Mountain Railroad has a problem. They need another passenger train, but they can't afford to buy a new one! Then, one of the OMRR's locomotives remembers an old friend of his....a railway motorcar who hasn't turned his wheels in years. But he's for sale, and cheap, too. Join the engines of the Ozark Mountain Railroad as they welcome their new, and for some old, friend, along with some unexpected surprises along the way as the "Blue Geese" become part of the OMRR family! A wholesome bedtime story for kids of all ages!

About The Author:
Isaac Ben Levi has always been fascinated with the railroad and history surrounding how it brought life to towns across the nation. He is currently a junior in High School and is an encyclopedia of railroad knowledge. His dream is to inspire children of all ages to learn about the impact of trains and perhaps one day build a line himself. When he is not writing, you will find him in the Ozark Mountains enjoying all that life on a homestead provides. His beloved animals, Lego trains, shooting sports, photography, art, science, survival skills, and reading are among his favorites.

 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Monday, June 10, 2019

10 Meals Easily Prepared Outside

I recently took my family and friends camping at the lake. My 12-year-old kept asking me what time it was. Instead of looking at a watch or a device, I would reply “it’s hungry,” and it was time to prepare the next meal. One of the best things about camping is tending to your basic needs on your own time without being driven by the hour of the workday or when the daycare closes. This means meals can be prepared slowly and everyone takes in the aroma a little longer than we do at home. With just a few simple pieces of cooking gear, some kindling, and matches, you can easily prepare meals outside on a fire. Whether you’re cooking in your backyard or preparing a hearty dinner after a day-long hike, these meals will engage everyone in the joyous process of cooking outside - no loincloth required. Just know that cooking on a fire does typically take longer than in your instapot at home.

#1: Hobo Dinners
If you plan to cook over a fire with only a grill grate and aluminum foil (which comes standard at some campsites), this is the best go-to that is fun for the entire family. Just like its name implies, this meal is literally a kitchen sink full of opportunity. The standard hobo foil wrap will usually include meat of some kind (ground meats work best) and any assortment of vegetables (edamame adds a nice crunch). This is a great throw together at the last minute meal because you can use that last potato or any other tidbits of fresh veggies you have in the fridge. Frozen veggies work well, too. You can save prep time by chopping ahead. Put each potential ingredient in its own ziplock bag or Tupperware bowl, and you suddenly have a build-your-own meal for everyone to assemble, cook, and enjoy. Here are a few tips to make hobo dinners easier and more delicious:

  • Boiling vegetables like potatoes and carrots ahead of time will speed up time on the fire. Otherwise, plan to cook your hobo dinners over a fire that is down to hot coals for up to 45 minutes.
  • Keep in mind the cooking time of each item and how the item is placed in the foil wrap. For example, unboiled potatoes and carrots should go on the bottom, meat on top, and your more hydrating vegetables (tomatoes and squashes) on top.
  • Sprinkle in any seasoning or marinades you wish - we usually need only Dale’s and garlic. If you don’t have any marinades, a splash of beer or water will keep it moist and free of burnt spots.
  • The foil wrap typically requires multiple pieces of foil. The best way to wrap is to use an interlocking fold with two sheets and roll it closed like a brown paper bag on top. The interlocked portion should serve as the side that is directly over the fire.
  • Tongs work well to shift each meal around as the heat of the fire changes.

#2: Stir Fry Anything
With a well-seasoned cast iron skillet and some olive oil, you can cook up just about anything over a fire. A huge rib-eye and diced vegetables are easy to prepare. If your fire is wide enough, use two or three cast iron skillets. Be sure to use metal tongs and pot holders because the cast iron gets very hot.

#3: Pumpkin Bake
This is favorite in the fall, but it’s tasty year round. As always, have a fire with a hot bed of coals ready.

  1. Prepare small single serve pumpkins or one large jack-o-lantern pumpkin as if you plan to carve it for Halloween.
  2. Brown one pound of ground sausage in a skillet over the fire.
  3. Combine 5-minute rice, diced apples, chicken broth, and a can of cream of mushroom soup with the cooked ground sausage.
  4. Fill the pumpkin(s) with the mixture, wrap the pumpkins in foil covered in cooking spray, and place the pumpkin on the coals. Cook for 30 to 40 minutes over the fire until the mixture is bubbling and the pumpkin gives with a fork.

Note that one large pumpkin may take longer, and you will need bowls to serve; Using single-serving pumpkins will provide each person with a bowl.

#4: Any Kind Of Stew
With a large cast iron dutch oven, you can prepare any soup or stew you make at home. The key is to have all ingredients chopped and bagged ready to take to the fire pit or throw into the cooler if heading to the campsite. Another important aspect, as applied to hobo dinners, is to cook first those items that will take longer such as potatoes, carrots, onions, and any kind of meat. Make sure your dutch oven has a flat top so that you can place hot coals on top. Once all items are added to the dutch oven, let simmer for one hour over low heat. Someone needs to keep the fire going! For a nice treat, during the last 15 or 20 minutes, lay canned biscuits on top of the stew.

#5: Chinese Chicken
No, we didn’t order take-out. This yummy Chinese style chicken will be sure to please. Again, to make the cooking easier, have all items chopped before going out to the fire. Chunked, boneless skinless chicken breast works best in this meal. Use your judgment in the amount of chopped onion and bell pepper, and cook these first in the dutch oven. Then add chicken breast chunks, garlic, carrots, celery, and cashews.

The secret is in the sauce; not really, but use these proportions. In a separate bowl, combine:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 20 ounce can of pineapple chunks

Add the sauce to the dutch oven, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. You can serve over 5-minute rice.

#6: Ravioli
Is pasta while camping even an option? It is when you can purchase frozen premade pasta like ravioli. Anyone who makes ravioli by hand on a regular basis may not be well-suited for the great outdoors. The frozen ravioli works best when it’s thawed, so, if you are camping, toss it in the cooler to keep other items cold while it thaws. As with campfire nachos described below, it’s all about the layers. Have a hot coal fire ready. In a dutch oven, add a thin layer of jarred spaghetti sauce then a single layer of ravioli. Then add half of the remaining sauce on top of the first layer of ravioli. Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese, then add another layer of ravioli. Top it off with the rest of the sauce, add all of the mozzarella and a little more Parmesan. Then pour a half cup of water around the edges of the pot. Cook for 45 minutes or until sauce is bubbling and cheese has browned.

#7: Mountain Man Breakfast
This one is a great high carb and high protein breakfast to enjoy before leaving the campsite for a long hike or paddle. As with any dutch oven meal over a fire, cook your meat (sausage or crumbled bacon) first along with pre-chopped onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Then sprinkle frozen hashed potatoes over top. Take the beaten eggs and pour over the potato, meat, and veggie mixture. Cover and place more coals on the top than on the bottom. It will take about 40 minutes for the eggs to become firm. Then sprinkle cheese on top and cover for an additional five minutes.

#8: Campfire Nachos
Grab the tortilla chips and get ready to layer it up. This one is perfect for romantic tent camping for two, but may be more appropriate as an appetizer for larger groups. Pre-chop the typical Mexican veggies like onion, tomato, and green pepper. Have a hot coal fire ready, and, as usual, cook the meat separately. Using a dutch oven, add a layer of chips to the bottom, then build from the bottom up layering the veggies, a can of black beans, salsa or green chilies (optional), and cheese. To create more of a casserole texture, add some water. Cover and let it cook until the cheese is melted. Top it off with fresh avocado.

#9: Omelet In A Bag
This is another made-to-order assembled meal for campfire cooking. The kids will really enjoy this one. Have a fire going with hot coals. Place a large flat rock in the fire pit when you first start the fire. Once you have coals, you will have a nice surface to put a pot of water on for boiling. Have your vegetables pre-chopped to speed things up. Crumbled pre-cooked bacon is a nice addition. Use Ziploc quart-sized bags (or purchase reusable boiling bags). Add a few eggs, all of the bacon and veggies you want, shake it all up, then drop the bag in the water. Boil for 12 to 13 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on the omelet while still hot.

#10: The Perfect S’more
You may be thinking you already know how to make a s’more, but think again. This trick will knock your socks off. The key is to prepare the s’more in stages and customize! Instead of your standard milk chocolate bar, try something different. How about fun-sized candy bars? My personal favorite is dark chocolate and coconut mounds, but my family members also love peanut butter cups, snickers, butterfingers, and peppermint patties. First, lay out all of the parts of the perfect s’more: two square graham crackers, marshmallow, open your fun-sized candy bar, and lay flat a large piece of foil. Place your first graham cracker on the foil, then your candy bar. Lay to the side your other graham cracker. Roast your marshmallow as you normally would, but I recommend using the hot coals to evenly melt the marshmallow instead of letting it get too crispy. You can do this by slowly rotating it. Once it is warm and gooey, put the marshmallow on top of the graham cracker and candy bar on the foil. Place the other graham cracker on top, then wrap it all up in the foil and place it on the hot coals, flipping it a few times. This technique not only melts the candy bar but also makes your graham crackers warm and toasted.

This list is not exhaustive, but it will get you started in using some of the basic tools of cooking over a fire: cast iron skillet, dutch oven, foil, Ziploc bags, and patience. After all, when the family gets together for some nature therapy and resetting circadian rhythm, who needs to know the time?

About The Author:
Zaneta is a Research Specialist and Writer for exercise.com and autoinsurance.org. Writing and research has been an integral component of her studies in anthropology, instructional technology, technical and professional communication, and adult education. A mountain biker-turned-paddler, she lives in Greenville, SC with her spouse, 12-year-old daughter, three lizards, and two Dachshunds. Her family enjoys tent camping throughout the year.

 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Expenses You Should Plan For

No matter where you are in life, there are certain expenses you should be prepared for. A little planning can go a long way, and when you're prepared, you can relax with the peace of mind that you're ready for whatever comes your way. Here are some expenses you should plan for so there are no surprises. 

Automobile Repairs

It doesn't matter if your vehicle is brand new, at some point you're going to run into an unexpected automobile repair expense. It's best to be prepared for it by putting aside some money, typically one month's car payment, to tackle that unexpected repair with ease. 

Homeowners Expenses

A leaky roof, broken refrigerator, busted air conditioner, or pest problem can creep up at any time during a homeowner's life. All homeowners should have an emergency fund to handle repairs that may come up without having to break the bank. Strive to have a little slush fund set aside so you can handle these surprises. 

Job Loss

Suffering a job loss is a terrible experience, especially if you aren't prepared for it. If you're suddenly struck with handling a job loss when you have monthly expenses, it can be much easier to handle when you have some cash set aside. Plan to have three to six month's worth of your salary set aside so if you lose your job, you'll be prepared. 

Sickness

Even if you have health insurance in Lodi, CA, you want to be prepared to handle a medical emergency. Make it a goal to have some money set aside so that if you get sick, you can handle your medical bills without going in the red. 

Nobody wants to deal with these unexpected emergencies. However, it can make it much more bearable if you're prepared, which is why it's important to follow these tips and have some savings set aside to tackle these emergencies if they come up. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tips For Your Next Remodel

Most homeowners complete at least once major remodeling project while living in their home. Remodeling can be a headache if not executed properly, which is why it's so important to know what you're doing before you get started. Whether this is your first remodeling project or your fifth, every homeowner can benefit from reading these helpful tips to make their next remodeling project go smoothly. 

Know What you Want

 You should never get started with a remodeling project if you don't know exactly what you want. The last thing you need is to start tearing walls down only to realize you want to go in a different direction. Before you get started, carefully plan out exactly what you envision for your remodeling project so there are no surprises along the way.

Get Help

Unless you're a licensed professional, chances are you are going to need some help at some point during your remodel. This is especially true if you're doing any major electrical or plumbing work as part of your project. Do yourself a favor and hire remodeling contractors in St. Charles County, MO to help you get the job done right the first time. 

Invest in Quality

When it comes to a home remodel, you shouldn't cut corners to save money. Opting for the cheap version of your materials can only hurt you in the long run, so instead invest in quality materials. You'll end up with a better quality product that will last longer. If you can't afford quality materials, you may want to save money until you can afford it.

Don't Stress

Remember, a major remodel is a process that can't be rushed. Remember to be patient and not let the project stress you out, even when you feel like it's not going as well as you'd like it to. Eventually you'll have a beautiful finished product.

Your remodeling project doesn't have to be a source of stress if you manage it properly. With these tips, your next remodeling project should be a success. 

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

World Ocean Month & #The100KInitiative

The 100K initiative is a campaign started by FOUND Beverage in partnership with non-profit organization, Oceana, the world's largest advocacy group. According to UNESCO, the number of 100,000 represents the amount of marine mammals impacted by plastic in the oceans. To commemorate these animals, FOUND has developed 100,000 bottles of the brand's naturally sparkling, infused mineral water to sell and raise money which Oceana will use to protect the oceans, and the wildlife that call it home. FOUND Beverage Company was the first carbon neutral beverage company in the world and uses naturally sparking water. Current flavors for the 100K Initiative is Elderflower and Cucumber Mint. 100% of profits go to protecting all wildlife that still call our oceans home. This limited edition of range of commemorative bottles have been developed for The 100k Initiative by Found & Oceana. 100% of the profits from this Initiative go directly to Oceana’s campaign to limit single-use plastics and continue the fight to protect all the creatures that call our oceans home. Raise your glass to remember those marine mammals impacted by plastic and to acknowledge that your choice is helping save ocean wildlife, not harm them.
Individually numbered, limited edition bottles - Globally acclaimed artist, Amit Greenberg, has created the original artwork for the bottles. The idea was to represent the marine mammals in a pristine plastic free habitat. Each bottle is individually numbered to represent one marine mammal.  Reincarnate your bottle. Although we cant bring back the Marine Mammals we have lost, we can continue to remember them by reincarnating each bottle. Once you are done simply fill the bottle with water and place a flower in it.
 
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Friday, June 7, 2019

CBD Living

Raising the next generation of human beings isn’t easy, and the job often comes with a lot of stress and pain. At CBD Living, stress and pain relief is what they do best, and they’re spreading the word to hard-working parents such as yourself. CBD Living is a global CBD manufacturer and distributor dedicated to creating high-quality CBD products that fit in with everyone’s lifestyles, from Gel Capsules you can easily take at the same time as your daily multivitamins, to Bath Bombs for winding down at the end of a long day, or CBD Living Water to hydrate and relax on the go.
We got a few products to try, and we were not disappointed! CBD Living Gummies are a convenient, delicious way to enjoy your daily dose of CBD. Each gummy is infused with 10mg of nano-CBD for maximum bioavailability. One bottle contains 30 gummies of various natural flavors including cherry, lime, pineapple, orange, and lemon. CBD Living Gummies are a great product for people who are on the go! Each gummy contains 10mg of CBD, so there is no guesswork when dosing.
CBD Coconut Lime Bath Bomb contains 60mg of nano-CBD for maximum absorption. This product includes one 8 oz. Coconut Lime CBD Bath Bomb. Enhance your bath time ritual with luxurious CBD Bath Bombs in an invigorating coconut lime scent. CBD Bath Bombs may help increase blood circulation and provide pain and anxiety relief, in addition to hydrating and moisturizing the skin. Each Coconut Lime CBD Bath Bomb is vegan-friendly. Bath Bombs are made from natural ingredients and will not stain your bathtub. My favorite, and it worked wonders! I slept like a baby after my bath!
CBD Living has combined nano-CBD technology with delicious dark chocolate for a delightful taste with instant bioavailability. These bars are gluten free. CBD Living Dark Chocolate contains pure hemp extract and a full spectrum of CBD. It does not contain any THC and has no psychoactive effects. CBD may be helpful in managing a wide range of symptoms including depression, stress, anxiety, nausea, pain and inflammation. This chocolate bar provides a convenient dose of CBD designed for optimal health.
CBD Living Loose Leaf Teas are a convenient, delicious way to enjoy your daily dose of CBD. Each serving of Mango Herbal Tea is infused with 7.5mg of nano-CBD for maximum bioavailability. One 2oz. package of Mango Herbal Tea contains 150mg of CBD.
CBD Living offers convenient capsules containing 25mg of full-spectrum CBD. CBD is infused into organic hemp seed oil to offer maximum therapeutic benefit. CBD Living Gel Caps are produced with nanotechnology, making the CBD highly bioavailable and easily absorbable. The convenient capsule allows for error-free dosing. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and will not alter your mental status. CBD Living’s Gel Caps also contain hemp seed oil, which is rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. CBD Living Gel Caps  are great for overall health and wellness. 

Check it all out at CBD Living on Facebook, as well as CBD Living on Twitter.
 

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Father's Day Gift Ideas #SDCFathersDaySavings #FathersDay2019


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Friday, May 31, 2019

Settle My Soul

Settle My Soul by Karen Ehman
About The Book:
Your days are full, you're tired, and you're craving quiet for your soul. You're not alone. If days filled with obligations and never-ending to-do lists leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed, you can find the peace your soul longs for. In Settle My Soul, authors Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk invite you to carve out a few moments in your day to deepen your relationship with the Lord through 100 encouraging devotions. Whether you're a working professional, a wife, a mom, a sister, an aunt, a daughter-in-law, or any combination of these, your life is busy. And no matter what stage of life you may find yourself in, what your hurried and overcrowded heart needs most is rest. Beyond time-management skills or tips for worrying less, you need a few minutes to connect with God's heart. Karen and Ruth are women who understand all that you're juggling, and they desire for you to experience the refreshment that comes only from the Lord. In just a few minutes out of your day, you can connect with God, set aside your busyness and worries, center your thoughts on Him and His Word, and restore your peace of mind. Each of the 100 devotions in Settle My Soul includes a brief but meaningful devotional message, applicable scripture, guided prayer, and reflection questions. Throughout the book you'll also find journaling pages for deeper reflection. Your life is loud. But if you will just press pause for a few minutes each day, you can discover what Jesus longs to give you: His peace.

About The Authors:
Karen Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, a New York Times bestselling author, and a writer for First 5, a Bible study app that reaches over 2 million people daily. She has written thirteen books including Let. It. Go., Keep It Shut, and Pressing Pause. Her passion is to help women to live their priorities as they reflect the gospel to a watching world. Married to her college sweetheart, Todd, and the mother of three, she enjoys antique hunting, cheering for the Detroit Tigers, and feeding the many people who gather around her kitchen island for a taste of Mama Karen's cooking.
Ruth Schwenk is the founder of The Better Mom, and along with her husband, Patrick, the creator of For the Family. She is a pastor’s wife, a mom of four energetic kids, a lover of coffee, and a dreamer of big dreams. She loves leading, speaking, and blogging. A graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Ruth is the coauthor of Hoodwinked and Pressing Pause. The Schwenks are the coauthors of For Better or for Kids. Ruth, Patrick, and their children live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
 
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