Saturday, October 24, 2020

Last Minute Kids Costume Ideas #Halloween2020

 
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Friday, October 23, 2020

Amazon Holiday Toy Catalog 2020 #Holiday2020

 
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Thursday, October 22, 2020

#AthletaCozyShop Giveaway

Win a $50 e-gift card from Athleta. 
 Wednesday, October 21st at 12:00 AM PT to Friday, October 23rd at 11:59 PM PT. Five (5) winners will receive a $50 e-gift card from Athleta. Users enter the giveaway by heading to the Athleta merchant page on Savings.com and submitting their email address on the form on the page. The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Monday, October 26th via the email address they used to enter. 
 
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The 4 Most Important People in the Adoption Process

Deciding to adopt a child can be one of the most rewarding choices of your life. However, before you meet your new child, you must go through an often long and grueling adoption process. Since adoption is considered a legal process in the eyes of the government, there are several key players you will work alongside throughout this journey. 

1. Adoption Facilitator or Specialist 

The first person you will meet in this process will likely be the adoption facilitator or specialist. These people are usually social workers tasked with placing a child with the perfect family. Since their primary job is to determine the perfect fit, they will be working closely with you throughout the entire process. They will be available to answer any questions you have along the way and will be the number one cheerleader in helping you complete your family. 

2. Birth Mother

While the role of the birth mother or family varies by situation, they will always play an important role in the adoption process. In some cases, the birth mother will want to have direct communication with the adoptive parents and the child through an "open adoption." In other cases, even if the birth mother does not initially want any contact, the child may try and reach out later down the road. 

3. Attorney

Since adoption is a legal process, you will work very closely with an attorney. They will be able to help you through the post-adoption contracts and adoption consent forms. 

4. Judge

The final step of the legal adoption process would be an official court approval. The judge assigned to your case would go over all contracts and paperwork before passing a final ruling on whether or not the government should approve the adoption. 

The adoption process will involve a multitude of people working hard to ensure that you are able to complete your family. They will help you make the best choices for you and your new family member. 

 
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Bliss'd Bath Soaks #SelfCare

At Bliss'd, they believe that taking care of ourselves from the inside out inspires magic in our everyday life. Through their curated collection of wellness products that focus on mind, body, and soul, Bliss'd encourages self-discovery through self-care - but they recognize that this may not look the same for everyone. So whether you have 5 minutes or 45, give your soul the 'me' time it deserves and watch the magic in your life unfold.
I got the Bath Salts package, and was so blessed! I needed it, y'all! This bundle contains one package of the Relax CBD Infused Bath Salts and one package of the Relax Regular Bath Salts. Both salts contain a detoxifying blend of premium Pink Himalayan, Dead Sea, and Epsom salts enhanced with uplifting lavender and eucalyptus essential oils to soothe body and mind. All of Bliss'd salts include steeping bags, so there is no mess after your bath, simply discard the contents afterwards. Go ahead and indulge your soul in a warm soak for the perfect way to end your day! This has been excellent for me as I have been working 60+ hour work weeks and coming home and homeschooling Callan, plus my other responsibilities at home, and well, this is October, so most of my readers know what a shitty month this can be for me, and sighhhhh! So this has been a lifesaver to have some me time and soak it all away! Yes!

Check it all out at Bliss'd on Instagram!
   
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Novica #Holiday2020

In the past, I have gotten holiday wrapping and ornaments at Novica. Novica is an e-commerce website that enables artisans to sell their handcrafted goods to customers worldwide. Partnered with the National Geographic Society, Novica shows handcrafted works of art, ranging from handmade jewelry to handmade apparel and world-style home decor. Your purchases are powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.
Knowing that the clothes you wear have been ethically sourced is important to us all. Handmade clothing and accessories from Novica artisans are made with care in small workshops under happy working conditions. This, along with the quality of the textiles, will make you smile each time you wear them. I came across this gorgeous cardigan. Lightweight and stylish, this cardigan sweater from Peruvian artisan Nestor Yana is a perfect choice for cool weather. Stripes of navy and copper stand out against light beige, with lacy pointelle stitching adding texture and detail to the cardigan. A stylish sidetail hem completes the design. It is perfect for the fall, with the colors. It can be dressed up, or worn more casually. I got so many compliments when I wore it. I love it, and it is so comfortable! It is just one of the many many awesome items you can find at Novica!

Check it all out at Novica on Facebook, as well as Novica on Instagram.
   
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Why You Can Never Go Wrong With a Bounce House

Planning for kids' birthday parties has become increasingly complicated. In addition to the cake, you may feel the need to provide a full day's worth of entertainment. If you don't think you can rise to the challenge, consider a bounce house, w is an excellent solution for the following reason.  

It Entertains Lot of Kids at Once

If you plan to invite a large number of young guests at a birthday party, a bounce house is a terrific option to keep them all engaged. Companies that provide bounce houses Connecticut have various options to coincide with the theme you prefer. Don't be surprised if all your guests enter the bounce house upon arrival and don't come out until it's time to go home.

It Keeps Kids Out of Trouble

If you cringe at the thought of lots of kids running around your house at once, a bounce house can help you keep your sanity. Kids are happy to spend as much time as possible playing within the safe confines of a bounce house where you can easily keep track of them. 

It Provides Healthy Exercise

Kids, as much as anyone else, need exercise to stay healthy. A bounce house provides a full-body workout to benefit the cardiovascular system, strengthen muscles and bones and improve coordination. The gentle resistance a bounce house provides is safe for growing bodies.

It Helps Kids Develop Social Skills

A bounce house in which many kids find themselves playing together in a contained environment inevitably promotes social skills that kids use to navigate obstacles in other settings. 

It Is Low-Cost 

If you prefer to keep costs down but don't want to exclude anyone from the festivities, a bounce house is a great option. Few party activities can provide as much bang for the buck and broad appeal.

When you're planning your little one's next birthday party, consider a bounce house for an affordable and safe way to keep the crowd sufficiently entertained.

 
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Last Minute Kids Costume Ideas #Halloween2020

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