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Monday, February 11, 2019

Shopping for Accessories to Complete Dress Outfits

You may take a lot of time and care to make sure your children look their best. You select clothing that fits them well and is made from durable materials. You also take care when it comes to mixing and matching patterns and colors for their outfits.

However, no outfit can be complete without accessories that match or complement the look for which you are going. You can shop for belts, ties, and boys leather shoes that will make your children look their best on the website today.

Shopping for Comfort
As much as you want your children to look like a proverbial million bucks, you also want them to be comfortable. If they are not comfortable in what you have them dressed in, it could just be a matter of time before they take off their clothing and run around in their underwear.

Rather than face that kind of embarrassment, you can shop for shoes that will be comfortable for your children to wear. The shoes sold on the website are made from soft but durable materials that are designed to last for years. They also are crafted to be spacious enough for your children’s feet to fit into without cramping or pinching while they are being worn.

Your children may be inclined to leave their shoes on for longer without demanding to take them off. You can enjoy having your children dressed up and looking nice without the worry that they will kick off their shoes and refuse to put them back on later.

Shopping on a Budget
 You also may have a limited budget for picking out your children’s shoes. When you do not have a lot of cash but want nice shoes for your children, you may find what you want on the website.

The website offers shoes on sale as well as clearance. You can also use the promo code found on the website to take off discounts on the final price. You may get accessories to complete the look you are going for by using the available savings found online today.

3 Ways To Celebrate the Beginning or End of the School Year

In just a few months, another school year will be at its end. Then, a few months after that, a new one will begin again. The beginning and the end of the school year can be exciting and emotional times for both you and your kids. Nothing lasts forever, and these benchmarks serve as an opportunity to embrace change and look with positivity toward the future, whatever it may bring. Here are some fun ideas to celebrate the end of this school year and/or the beginning of a new one.

1. Give a Personalized Present

A gift with your child's name on it will let him know that you value him as an individual and is likely to be treasured for years to come. A gift that your child can also get some practical use out of, such as a boys leather belt, is a great idea.

2. Take a Commemorative Photo

Every year, the first and last days of school are momentous occasions. Each represents a rite of passage for your child. One of the best and simplest ways to preserve these memories forever is to take a picture. In the future, you and she both will look back at these photos and remember these precious days of childhood.

3. Throw a Party

A back-to-school party is a great way to help kids reconnect with friends after summer vacation, as well as allowing them to burn off some of that nervous energy before school begins. On the last day of school, you can meet your kids at the bus stop with balloons and treats to celebrate their accomplishments over the last school year.
No matter how you choose to commemorate the first or last days of school, be sure to make it a positive experience. When you foster a belief that the upcoming season, be it the summer or the school year, has great things in store, it has the potential to become a self-fulfilling prophecy for your child.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Hemp Oil by White Cedar

Cannabidiol (Hemp Extract) is the concentrated extract of the hemp plant. Hemp extract contains thousands of medicinal compounds which are highly beneficial to the human body and spirit. Scientific and clinical research show that this extract has the potential to treat a wide range of conditions, including a relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other neurological disorders.

I was lucky enough to try some of the oil from White Cedar Naturals. Cinnamint Flavoring: made with a wonderful blend of organic cinnamon and peppermint extracts for a smooth intake. Full Spectrum Extract: 100mg Extract (3.3mg per serving). This hemp oil is made from the full hemp plant including the leaves, stalks, and flowers in order to attain all the nutrients of this medicinal plant. Great for pain, anxiety, and stress relief. Blended with organic hemp seed oil for optimum absorption and bioavailability. Reduces: Joint Pain, Swelling, Inflammation, Anxiety, Symptoms of Arthritis, Symptoms of PMS and Menstrual Cramps. Improves: Sleep, Immunity Levels, Health of Skin and Hair, Energy Levels and Metabolic Rate, Organ Function, Cardiovascular Circulation and Function, Recovery of Muscles After Exercise.


Moving Made Easy

Moving is never an easy job, but there are ways to simplify the process. Whether you are single, have young children at home, or have finally reached your retirement dreams, relocating is often stressful and filled with hard work and confusion. Use the following tips to make the entire process easier for you and your family members.

Familiarize Yourself with the New Location

Moving is hard enough without frantically trying to locate businesses you need at the last minute. Plan a weekend getaway to your new location ahead of the actual move. Scout out grocery stores, retail shops, doctors, banks, and other important businesses. This can remove confusion and settle the nerves of the entire family. You can even search for fun places like a favorite chain restaurant, local parks, and area attractions.

Keep It Simple

Take advantage of offers from friends and family to help you pack up and get all of you belongings to the new house. Many hands will make light work. If you are in a situation where all of this work is just to hard, consider using the services of one of the Livonia, MI movers to alleviate the stress. If you are getting older, have limitations, or have young children, this can be a lifesaver.

Celebrate a Job We'll Done

Throw yourself a good old fashioned house warming party once you are settled. This gathering of friends and family serves two important purposes. It is a great way to thank everyone that helped you out during the move, and it is a wonderful way to get to know your new neighbors. Everyone will also love to see the new place.
Just the act of breaking down the moving process into steps will simplify the process. Having your first step be getting to know your new neighborhood can take away many of the fears. Next, hire a moving service to handle the heavy work, and finally, celebrate the fact that you have finally arrived in your new location.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Becoming The Talbot Sisters

Becoming the Talbot Sisters
By Rachel Linden

About The Book:
Twin sisters Waverly and Charlie Talbot have drifted far apart as they pursue opposite dreams of stardom and service to the poor. On an astonishing journey across Central Europe, they must come together to face their fears, find their courage and fight for what they love.

Celebrity chef Waverly Ross has built a successful career with her home-entertaining show Simply Perfect. Yet she and her husband, Andrew, have never been able to realize the true desire of Waverly’s heart: to become a mother. Meanwhile Waverly’s twin sister, Charlie Talbot, buries her bitter disappointment and shattered idealism beneath a life spent serving others as an international aid worked in Budapest, Hungary.

When the beloved aunt who raised them passes away, Waverly and Charlie come together in their grief after living years on separate continents. Struck by a fierce desire to bridge the distance between them, Charlie offers Waverly and her husband the selfless gift of surrogacy. But soon the sisters find they are each in danger of losing their jobs, seemingly putting their dreams on hold once again. When Waverly shows up unannounced in Budapest with a plan to rescue Simply Perfect, the sisters embark on an adventure across Central Europe that could save them both from occupational hazards. Though the twins haven’t had to rely on each other since childhood, an unforeseen dangerous turn in their journey across Europe forces them to stand together to save their careers, the baby, and each other.

Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Disney's dazzling adventure "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms"- inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann's classic tale and the beloved ballet "The Nutcracker"- carried audiences along with 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy) to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice...and no shortage of surprises. Destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages, the film arrived home instantly with never-before seen extras and deleted scenes on Digital and Movies Anywhere, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 29th, 2019. Bonus features include a discussion with American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland about her role as the enchanting Ballerina Princess, her personal history with “The “Nutcracker” ballet, and her inspirational and historic rise within the world of dance. Extras take viewers on the set of “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” to meet both new and re-imagined characters, and discover how the Land of Sweets, Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and the mysterious Fourth Realm were created to such dazzling effect. Deleted scenes provide a look at magical moments that didn’t make the final version of the movie.

In “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” Clara travels along a golden thread, presented at Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual party, eagerly searching for a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a music box that holds a priceless gift. When she enters a mysterious parallel world, Clara encounters a Nutcracker soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and three Realm regents, including the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley). Ultimately, she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve the key and return harmony to the unstable world.

The stunning feature film will be packaged and released in several different formats, giving families the flexibility to watch it on a variety of different devices. Viewers can instantly watch the film in Digital UHD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film as the Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) or a single DVD. 

Friday, February 1, 2019

#ToryBurchAtMacys Giveaway

Friday, February 1st at 12:00 AM PT to Wednesday, February 6th at 11:59 PM PT.
Ten (10) winners will receive a $50 Macy's gift card. Users enter the giveaway by heading to the Macy's page on and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page. The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Thursday (2/7) via the email address they used to enter.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

#ZalesForVDay Giveaway

 Tuesday, January 22nd at 12:00 AM PT to Thursday, January 31st at 11:59 PM PT.
Five (5) winners will receive a $100 Zales e-gift card. Users enter the giveaway by heading to the Zales page on and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page. The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Friday (2/1) via the email address they used to enter.

Health & Wellness Buying Guide

Monday, January 21, 2019

Valentine's Day: Flowers #Valentines2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019


Fresh & vibrant - Kumana sauces are stunningly delicious on eggs and pretty much anything you love to eat. Crafted from veggies and fruits such as avocados, fresh onion, bell pepper, cilantro, garlic and just a splash of white vinegar, Kumana adds a punch of flavor to anything you’re eating.
Kumana is available in three palate awakening flavors:

Be Original: Truest to the Venezuelan avocado sauce that inspired the Kumana line.

Be Mango: Blends in mango puree which adds a hint of sweetness. Think of mango salsa.

Be Hot: Takes a splash of mango and finishes it off with just the right amount of habanero heat.
Check it all out at Kumana on Facebook!

New Year's Resolutions: Get Organized

Saturday, January 19, 2019


It's not magic, it's Rocketbook! And it is so freaking cool!

The Rocketbook Smart Notebook instantly connects and stores notes and doodles in the cloud with the free app. Blast pages to Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Slack, iCloud, Box, OneNote iMessage, OneDrive and email.
I got the Everlast. The Everlast notebook provides a classic pen and paper experience, yet is built for the digital age. Although it feels like a traditional notebook, the Everlast is endlessly reusable and connected to all of your favorite cloud services. When you write using any pen from the Pilot Frixion line, your writing sticks to Everlast pages like regular paper. But add a drop of water…and the notebook erases like magic.

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

New Year's Resolutions: Get Fit

Friday, January 18, 2019

New Year's Resolutions: Eat Healthy

Thursday, January 17, 2019

5amily Gifts

5amily sells high quality gift items that you can personalize and make unique to whomever you are gifting to! I got this cute mug, and I love it, for my pens at work. And I mean, really. Hayley IS always right! Wink wink!
This design in - Mug: High quality ceramic with glossy finish, Dishwasher and microwave safe, Unisex T-shirt: Pre-shrunk ultra cotton jersey, ultra tight knit surface, seamless double-needle collar, direct-to-garment photo quality printing, Unisex Long Sleeve Shirt: preshrunk cotton, ultra tight knit surface, double-needle stitching, taped neck and shoulders, quarter-turned to eliminate center crease, Cotton Tote: 100% cotton canvas. Self-fabric handles, Bag Size 14.5x16.

Check it all out at 5amily on Facebook, as well as 5amily on Twitter.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Family Game Night With Goliath Games

In the new year, make buyers remorse a thing of the past. Spend less and feel good about your purchasing decisions. Goliath is here to help with Rummikub, Sequence, Tri-Ominos Deluxe, and Mastermind. Stop spending money on costly activities and enter the exciting, affordable world of family board games. This one-time purchase encourages families to stay in, play together, and enjoy each other’s company for hours on end.
Mastermind is the world’s most popular code-breaking strategy game. Designed for two players, family members take turns being the Codemaker and Codebreaker. The Codemaker sets a secret code, then the Codebreaker must attempt to match the code using logic, deduction, and a little bit of luck. For 2 players, ages 8 and up.
Sequence is the game of strategy and luck. Play a card from your hand and place a chip on a corresponding space on the game board. When you have five in a row, it’s a sequence. Look out for the Jacks – they’re wild! For 2-12 players, ages 7 and up.

Stick to your resolution this year and save with Goliath! Check out the collection at Walmart, Target, Amazon, and other retailers.

Since 1922, Pressman has been entertaining families for generations – from making Chinese Checkers into a craze that swept the nation in the 1920s to creating timeless classics such as Rummikub, Tri-Ominos, and Mastermind. Pressman’s iconic red boxes have introduced millions of Americans to the joys of Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Cribbage, Bingo, Dominoes, Mancala, and a host of other classic games. Pressman has helped youth discover the world around them with its classic toddler toys, such as Let’s Go Fishin’, Mr. Bucket, and Lucky Ducks. In addition, Pressman has been a leader in creating licensed games and puzzles based on the Diary of the Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter, Wheel of Fortune, and more. Pressman has promoted global learning with its STEM and educational products that encourage critical thinking, sequencing, problem-solving, and other fundamental skills.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tidy Cats Glade Winter Pine Cat Litter

Leave strong, overpowering litter box odors out in the cold when you use Tidy Cats Tough Odor Solutions Glade Winter Pine Clumping Cat Litter. The multi-cat formula works to keep your beloved cats' less-adorable creations in their litter box and out of your way. You won't find any odors in this winter wonderland!

This litter features TidyLock Protection to lock away ammonia, urine and fecal odors - leaving behind nothing but the warm, woodsy scent of a wintry pine forest. The 99% dust-free formula prevents messes around the litter box, too, while you refill them, and the powerful formula helps to lock in moisture. Cleanup is easy because the litter forms strong, tight clumps that are simple to scoop.

Give odors the cold shoulder and cure your wintertime litter box blues when you fill your cats' boxes with this litter solution from Tidy Cats. 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Applying Pressure For Cleaning

Keeping your driveway clean and properly maintained can give your home a beautiful curb appeal that your family will enjoy and that people who pass by your home will enjoy. One way to keep it as clean as possible by removing dirt and stains that might settle onto the surface from vehicles is by using driveway pressure cleaning Jacksonville FL equipment that you can rent. You can also hire a company to come to your home to not only pressure wash the driveway but clean other details around the exterior of the home as well.

Begin by sweeping the driveway to remove any loose dirt and debris. A broom of any kind is usually suitable for this job, but an industrial broom tends to cover a larger surface area at one time so that you don't spend all day cleaning. Before you begin pressure cleaning, you need to place a protective barrier along the edges of the driveway so that the soap doesn't get into the ground. You should also protect your windows and doors by covering them with plastic just in case any pieces of debris get blown into them.

Make sure you read the instructions for how to properly operate the machine before you begin cleaning. Use a degreaser on the driveway so that it will be easier to clean grease stains from the surface. These stains are common on paved driveways, especially if this is where you park your vehicles if you don't have a garage. Even vehicles from visitors can leave behind small drops of oil or other liquids. Attach all of the tips and the hoses so that you can start cleaning with the soap and water. The equipment will have quite a bit of pressure, which is how it cleans the surface. Keep this in mind if you don't have the strength to hold the hose while cleaning. Rinse the driveway with water, sealing the surface for adding protection.

How To Choose The Best Landscape Designer For Your Garden

Choosing a landscape designer for your garden is a very important decision for homeowners. Having the right landscape can help to create beautiful gardens, make your summer enjoyable and increase the value of your home. The landscape design options that are available these days can help to transform your entire garden landscaping sarasota to make it a true extension of your personality, lifestyle, and home.

It does take some research to find the best landscape designer, but you will save a lot of money and time as a result and stand a better chance of getting the landscape that you really want for your home. Here are some useful tips to help you find the best landscape designer for your needs and wishes.

Review Your Options

When looking for a landscape designer, spend some time reviewing the abilities and portfolios of several different landscape designers. Most will have websites with samples of past work that they have done. Find out how long the landscaper has been in business and what their reputation is within your local community. Make sure the landscaper has experience in the type of landscape designs and services that you are interested in.

Check References

Ask landscape designers for references from past clients. Contact them and ask about the abilities, designs, and timeliness of the landscaper. Consider the range of projects that have been done by the landscape designer and whether they fit in with the type of garden design you are looking for.

Ask For Bids

You may receive a wide range of different bid prices for your landscaping project. Keep in mind that the lowest price doesn't always mean the worst work or the highest price the best. Also, never make your decision based on price alone. Experience, good customer service, and other factors should be taken into account as well. Easy to understand, detailed estimates should be provided by landscape designers, to help you find the best products for your design.


Make sure you meet with several landscape designers in person. Do they appear to be responsive to your individual needs? Do they seem impersonal or make you feel rushed? It is important to find a landscape designer that you feel comfortable working with who you feel will listen and respond to your needs and questions to ensure that you get the landscape design that you are looking for.