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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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Renovation Tips For Summer

If you own or even rent your home/town home or apartment, there are easy ways to update it on a low cost budget. As many people get nervous to try and do a few of these themselves, some are actually easier than you think. I’ll share a few tips to help renovate and help you enjoy your home again.

1. Cupboards - Wishing you could have that dream kitchen you’ve seen on Pinterest? You just need to give your kitchen cupboards the face lift they deserve and need. You may have already thought of helping to brighten up a place and make it look fresh but then you’re worried about all the sanding and priming you’ll have to do to make it work. A low cost way to get the same result is using cabinet transformation kits which comes in various colors to help you. The kit is roughly $100 and easy to use. All you need to do is clean the cupboard, paint the cupboards and the end results is a kitchen that looks almost new! If your cupboards are at the end of their life and need actual replacing, you could try to find a kitchen recycling company who can help complete with all the appliances that you need for a low price.

2. Patch The Holes Yourself - Of course there are always some small drywall repairs to be done before you try and paint a room but before you hire a contractor to paint, you can patch these holes yourself which helps save you money. Small holes are easy to cover up with and don’t take you much time to get it done too! Of course, larger holes are actually a bit intimidating but you could insert a small piece of wood in the hole in the drywall and then patch it. It truly is worth your time to make these quick repairs yourself.

3. Bathroom Updates - While it may be a quick trip to Costco to grab a new vanity at a great price, this is something that is inspirational for someone who wants to add a fresh new look to their bathroom! You could also find old dressers that were on their way to the dump! Get creative to help bring this back to life too with some paint and new handles! It’ll be a fun and inexpensive project to complete and finish a look you envision in your master bathroom or your powder room!
4. Premier Surfaces Kitchen Sink Makeover - Of course when we think of our kitchen we think of a great island or countertops but what about another big main part of your kitchen; the sink! It’s a place you use almost daily to wash dishes but want a long lasting turnover with it. I’d suggest purchasing a great sink from Premier Surfaces because they offer a variety of sinks to choose from including ones that are granite composite! Though this can be considered a pro in many aspect, this sink does make glassware more susceptible to breaking.

5. Adding Lighting Fixtures - Light fixtures are an easy upgrade that really boost and change the mood of any room. You can bring an entire space from the past to the present and the best part is it doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money either to do it! That is to say, if you are comfortable and handy with electrical, this is a great project to do yourself but if you aren’t then go ahead and hire a professional to help you! You could also change the light switches to a new style one for an also small cost as well. These nice features for your tenants or guests to enjoy are essential for everyone to enjoy the space together.

I’m sure there are other renovation tips you can use this summer to help you tackle these big and small projects. I’d make a list of what you can afford at this time and try to see what you could do yourself and what you may need outside help with. You’ll actually be able to get these don't quicker than you think and you’ll love the results!

 
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.

Beloved Life Jewelry

I received the beautiful and simple Dainty Mom & Two Children Tree of Life Necklace from Beloved Life Jewelry. This piece is the dainty alternative version of the full size Mom & 2-Child necklace. The perfect jewelry piece for the mother of 2 children! Also works great for grandmothers with 2 grandkids or great-grandmas with 2 great-grandkids! Limited edition and exclusively designed for Beloved Life Jewelry.
Guaranteed nickel and toxin free! Made of premium steel with silver plating, and built to last! Includes an adjustable silver plated link chain necklace pendant that is just under 1” in diameter. This is perfect for me, and so sweet. I adore it.

Check it all out at Beloved Life Jewelry on Facebook.

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, May 29, 2019

4 Affordable Roofing Tips

Most people will try to fix their home on their own without calling a handyman. This is a good way to reduce costs but it also allows you to learn about the basic repairs. The roof is one of the more problematic areas of your house. It is a part of your home that requires constant and immediate attention. If something goes wrong, you will experience leaks and ultimately, your family’s health may be endangered. Although this sounds scary, the fear is unrealistic. We are able to fix roof without a prior training. All you need is some tools, some free time and good will. In turn, you are able to save a lot of money which you can then spend on something more important.

Here are some affordable roofing tips that you can start doing today.

1. Check your trees
In most cases, roof maintenance comes down to some basics: reduce the overall amount of water that roof is keeping, remove anything that can cause debris to fly around and trim your branches. While trees are a very important part of your backyard, they can cause all sorts of issues for your roof. The leaves will start flying around during autumn which may clog the gutters. However, the biggest problem are the branches. When a violent storm start pounding your roof, there is a good chance it will get damaged. While branches may not look so strong, they can damage certain parts of the roof. It becomes even worse if one of these branches is heavy and falls on the roof. This can easily puncture it and cause leaks.

2. Get good tools and material
One of the biggest issues with roof maintenance is the fact that people don’t commit to it full heartedly. You need good tools and materials if you want to fix your roof on a permanent basis. For example, it is very important to have spare shingles at your home as they will get damaged sooner than later. When they do, you will need the same product in the same color. Otherwise, your roof might look really shabby. Make sure to invest in security tools as well. You will need to be safe while on the roof as accidents are commonplace. Another reason why you need to be prepared is because some of the issues can be extensive and you will have to address them immediately.

3. Regular checkups
Even though everyone can start their own maintenance routine, experience still plays a role. You will have to perform regular checkups not only so you can fix the roof when it gets damaged but to understand how it changed overtime. Home owner should be able to understand when his roof needs a repair and when he needs to get a new one. Besides that, regular maintenance helps you eliminate the issues thus making sure that the holes don’t get bigger.

4. Special attention to shingles
There are several things you need to watch out for such as shingles, gutters and chimney. Among these 3, shingles are the most common issue and this is due to the fact that most homeowners are unwilling to invest in sturdier materials. Instead, most Americans buy asphalt shingles which are really cheap but also very fragile. You will have to pay attention to discoloration and damage. If you see anything suspicious, keep in mind that it’s much better to replace shingles than to take a chance. Furthermore, check shingles around the problematic one as they tend to get damaged together.

With these affordable roofing tips, you will never have to pay for a roofing contractor!

Author:
At DoItRight Roofing Vancouver our mission is to put people first, to listen and genuinely understand what they want and need. We provide affordable roofing services in Vancouver area for more than 10 years.

 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Caulipower Pizza

Caulipower, America's #1 better-for-you pizza, is now officially a top ten frozen pizza brand - eating into traditional frozen pizza sales nationwide. The brand recently announced the launch of the first-ever personal-size cauliflower crust pizza. Caulipower skipped straight from 11th to the 8th best-selling pizza brand in America in just eight weeks, propelled by its disruption in the frozen pizza industry. With over 500 brands in the frozen pizza market, Caulipower is the only better-for-you pizza brand in the top ten - joining the ranks of mainstream pizza brands at grocery. The brand's leap to top ten showcases the market's hunger for innovation in the freezer section and the desire for Caulipower's veggie-first versions of America's favorite comfort foods.
Available in Three Cheese and Margherita at launch, the personal-size pizza offers 250 and 280 calories for the entire pizza and will roll out in stores late summer, in time for back-to-school. The new personal-size pizza is hot on the heels of other delicious better-for-you innovations such as the first-ever All Natural Uncured Turkey Pepperoni Pizza in retail, SweetPotaToasts, and the all-new Caulipower tortillas.
"We call Caulipower the pizza that loves you back because it tastes like a delicious thin crust pizza, but takes better care of you with less calories, more vitamins and nutrients, half the sugar, and less fat than other traditional and gluten-free frozen pizzas. Now you can have a healthy snack anytime with our new personal-size pizza," says Gail Becker, founder of Caulipower.

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

 
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, May 24, 2019

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown....and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of a female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they've known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together - to the very ends of the Earth - to protect everything they've grown to treasure. For How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, series director Dean DeBlois returns alongside the all-star cast. The film is produced by Brad Lewis and Bonnie Arnold.

Now available on 4k, Blu-ray & DVD.
 
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.

Stuffed Puffs For #MemorialDay2019

The S’more, a century-old American tradition, has been re-born. On April 28th, Stuffed Puffs, the first and only filled marshmallow – made with real chocolate – debuted at WalMart. Stuffed Puffs has created an innovative and proprietary manufacturing process to do something that’s never been done and “make a good thing even better.” Everyone loves s’mores. But not everyone loves making them. Juggling marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers around a campfire, or hot grill, can be a sticky challenge. All too often, the marshmallow does not get hot enough to melt the chocolate. Stuffed Puffs ingeniously solves the problem by putting the chocolate inside the marshmallow: “the chocolate melts while the marshmallow toasts.” It’s the fail-safe way to make a perfect s’more.
“The idea was born around a campfire” said Michael Tierney, who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 2010. “It’s a simple idea, but very hard to execute, which is why it hasn’t been done before. I spent seven years figuring out a truly innovative system that breaks the rules of traditional candy making. I’m so excited it’s finally here.” “Stuffed Puffs is the easy new way to make a good old-fashioned American favorite,” Tierney continued. “But s’mores are only our starting point. We are already at work on different flavor and coating combinations that will make Stuffed Puffs much more than just a campfire-season product.” Stuffed Puffs is available at WalMart stores across the country in time for Memorial Day weekend, the traditional kick-off for America’s summer season. Consumers should keep an eye out for them, as they are going to be one of the season’s hottest new items. Stuffed Puffs are likely to move off the shelves as fast as they are gobbled up at barbeques, campfires, and everywhere else family and friends get together to enjoy the summer and one another’s company.

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

 
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, May 22, 2019

Boston on a Budget

Boston, Massachusetts, is one of America's oldest and largest cities, with a metropolitan population of over eight million. Its status as a leading national center of tourism, education and culture earns Boston the added distinction of being among America's most expensive cities. For all that, Boston and its vicinity offers plenty of attractions that the whole family can enjoy without breaking the bank.

Boston Bargains

Big cities like Boston are largely associated with high-end shopping, but there are still great deals to be found if you know where to look. The thrift shops of Allston and across the Charles River in Cambridge are where cash-strapped college students buy their clothes, and much else besides. Out in the suburbs, the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets feature 170 stores over 600,000 square feet of floor space.

Culinary Culture

There's a famous old toast which describes Boston as "the home of the bean and the cod." While seafood is certainly still plentiful in this port city, centuries of immigration have greatly diversified the local cuisine. Today's Bostonians and their guests enjoy everything from pizza to chop suey to Ethiopian delicacies. The city's cosmopolitan character and extensive urban area guarantees that even in the far-flung suburbs where the cheaper hotels are located, the pickiest people can still find places to eat in andover ma.

Four Hundred Years of History

Founded by the Puritans in 1630, colonial Boston was America's most prominent city. Boston was the epicenter of events surrounding the American Revolution, many of which are memorialized in the Boston National Historical Park. A joint project of the city and the federal government, all attractions are either free or in the $5-10 range, with discounts for seniors and children.

Don't let financial worries stop you from booking your trip to Boston. With so many things to do here, you won't regret your stay.


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender

Before you begin the thrilling process of finding a new home, it's a great idea to select an experienced mortgage company like Sun West Mortgage. By choosing your mortgage lender before you look you have the benefit of acquiring a pre-approval letter from your lender. This shows potential sellers you are serious and confirms the amount you can spend based on your income evaluation.
Getting a mortgage can seem overwhelming but finding the right lender can make all the difference. Here are two subjects you should research and discuss with your lender to get you started. 

Types of Mortgages

There are many different types of mortgages. What type you should choose depends on quite a few factors. If you go with a 15-year mortgage you will be paying more monthly than if you choose a 30-year but the home is paid off in half the time. There are pros and cons to each kind of mortgage, so find the best mortgage company for you and have them walk you through your options. 

Down Payment

A larger down payment means that you will be paying less each month, but not everyone can afford to put down 20% on a house. When you meet with the mortgage company, you should verify how much down payment is required. Be sure to start saving early so that you have the funds available when you are ready to buy. 
Going through the lending process will take time, so be patient and prepared. Make sure you find a company you trust and are comfortable with to help get you from start to finish. 



Event Planning for Colleges

College is an exciting time for young adults as they experience life outside of the nest for the first time. While students primarily attend for the education received, students often engage in extracurricular activities on campus. Colleges are the perfect place to host all types of events due to the varying demographics. RSOs or real student organizations across the country hold recruitment gatherings to entice other students to join. If students are looking to attract the best and the brightest, they may reach out to a college event planner for assistance. There are many benefits to utilizing these services and can help establish new event standards on campus.

Understanding Costs

Since many college students have never planned an event before, it is easier for them to get carried away without an understanding of expenses. Searching for the right college event planner will help student organizations determine the best way to use funds. If the organization is growing, members must remain aware of available resources. The designated event planner can consult with event planning agency to reach a mutually agreed upon fee.

Branding the Organization

With there being many organizations to choose from on campus, standing out from the pack can be a difficult task. Using the services of a college event planner can help students properly brand the organization. Students are already preoccupied with school work and existing social circles. When a student organization is hosting an event, the brand's portrayal is key regarding the attraction of new attendees.

Entertaining Students

College students are likely to attend an event if there is an opportunity to receive something for free. Money is scarce for unexpected ventures, so students are looking to gain something for time spent. Event planners can help organizations create enticing competitions or raffles where winners receive prizes at the end. As long as colleges exist, event planners will be in high demand for these campuses.


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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

#CarLifts For #FathersDay2019

My husband was a mechanic in the United States Army, so the garage is his domain, while he sort of lets me have the house as my domain. Fair trade, right? He has a lot of tools, and the garage tends to get messy. I am always after him to keep the garage clean. And now his latest thing is that he wants a car lift. Say what? I was like are you kidding me? But after I did some research, I came to find that they really are not that expensive, and for all of the mechanical work that he does, it would be a really good investment! I figure he could get a 2 post lift versus a 4 post lift, and that would still be good enough for all his needs. I did a lot of research and looked at places online like Best Buy Auto Equipment and other places. I wonder if maybe a Father's Day gift is in his future? How awesome would that be? I think I would be the best wife on the planet, and that I would be in his good graces for a really long time to come, not to mention that, as I said, this would be a good investment.

Salonpas For Pain Relief

It is time to push aside opioids and OTC analgesic pills, because the (Salonpas) patches are coming! Hisamitsu America is proud to announce that May 18th, 2019 is “Salonpas Day” which signals a day free from pain from the world leader in medicinal pain patches. This year, employees from Hisamitsu America will distribute thousands of Salonpas Pain Relieving Patches and Salonpas Lidocaine Pain Relieving Gel-Patches at the Greenway Open Market in the Wharf District Parks, as well as key landmarks around Harvard Square. “Just as Paul Revere warned Bostonians that the ‘British are coming,’ Salonpas is alerting everyone that our patches are coming,” says John Incledon, President, Hisamitsu America, the marketers of Salonpas, the world’s number one pain patch brand. “Under the banner of Salonpathy, our mission is to improve the quality of life through patch. We are excited to be delivering pain relief to the hard-working people of Boston.”

Oral pain relievers, mainly opioids, and NSAIDs are leading causes of serious adverse events; hospitalization for CV & GI risk and death. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that since 2000, over 200,000 people in the USA have died from overdose of prescription opioids. In 2016, the CDC issued guidance to physicians managing chronic pain without opioids, that topical analgesics can be an alternative first line therapy.
Announcing the availability of Salonpas-HOT, the top-selling product in the Topical Analgesic category, in a new value pack that includes three folded patches in a pack. Salonpas-HOT releases capsaicin, a natural, odor free pain reliever, for long lasting pain relief up to eight hours. Capsaicin, the compound found in chili, cayenne, and jalapeno peppers, is used topically by many medical professionals to help relieve minor pain associated with arthritis or muscle sprains and strains. “With all the opioid and Rx NSAID issues our country is facing, it is more important than ever to identify safer options to treat pain,” adds Incledon. “The CDC has identified Topical Analgesics as a first line option in lieu of oral systemic analgesics and opioids, and specifically mention Capsaicin as one of the potential active ingredients.”

Check it all out at Salonpas on Facebook, as well as Salonpas on Twitter.
 
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, May 14, 2019

#SamsSummerSavings Giveaway

Win a Sam's Gift of Membership gift card! 
 Tuesday, May 14th at 12:00 AM PT to Monday, May 20th at 11:59 PM PT.
Five (5) winners will receive a Sam’s Gift of Membership ($45 value) Users enter the giveaway by heading to the Sam's page on Savings.com 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 Tuesday (5/21) via the email address they used to enter.
 

Filing Bankruptcy? What Kind of a Lawyer Do You Need?

If financial burdens have become too much for you to bear, you may want to consider filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Though this action does bring consequences, it can also help you settle your debts and give you a fresh start. If you pursue this course, you need a competent attorney to lead the way. The best lawyers have the right skills and traits.

Experience

Filing for bankruptcy is a big decision, and it's not one you want to take lightly. As you go to bankruptcy court, you want a professional by your side that you know has helped numerous other clients in your situation. A trusted chapter 7 lawyer Orlando, FL has year of experience specializing in this area. This should give you peace of mind that your bankruptcy case should go smoothly. 

Knowledge

If you find an experienced Chapter 7 attorney, chances are high that he or she will have a keen knowledge of the bankruptcy process. A skilled lawyer understands what you need to file and when you need to file the documents. He or she will know how to proceed if there are setbacks and unforeseen developments. 

Commitment

When you choose a reputable bankruptcy attorney, you should have confidence he or she will have your best interests at heart. This professional wants to achieve the best outcome possible, just as you do. Your attorney will communicate effectively with you and will keep you apprised of how your case proceeds from start to finish. He or she will be tenacious and persistent until you get the results you want. 

When you select a committed, knowledgeable, experienced lawyer to help you with your bankruptcy, you can have more confidence that everything will develop in the most favorable way possible. Research different legal professionals in the area and make sure you choose someone who possesses these vital traits and characteristics. 

Get Ready for Baby

Home births, once the norm when hospitals weren't as advanced as they are now, are once again on many mother's radars. However, instead of turning your living room into a delivery room, a birthing center San Antonio can be a happy medium between the two options. Here are some ways a birthing center can make your delivery experience feel as good as home.

More Control

Hospitals are bound by certain laws that can make flexibility difficult. While birthing centers also have laws to follow for ensuring your safety, these locations can relax certain restrictions to put you back in control of your body and your delivery. For example, most hospitals cannot allow minors into the labor and delivery rooms, but many birthing centers will allow your young children to be present when their sibling arrives.

A Personal Touch

You can make multiple trips to tour a birthing center before delivery which gives you a more personal relationship with the staff. Birthing centers also tend toward immediate, uninterrupted skin-to-skin for mother and baby on delivery day. According to the World Health Organization, this is an important step in a child's health. Prolonged skin-to-skin contact should happen as soon as safely and medically possible.

Safe and Sterile Environment

Like a hospital, birthing centers must uphold a certain level of safety and cleanliness. These are standards hard to maintain in a home. Moving your labor to a birthing center means a cleaner environment and you will not need to do the cleanup after delivery.
Planning for a new baby takes a lot of time. While the delivery is much shorter relative to the child's life, it is also important to have a plan. A birthing center San Antonio is a good option to merge the comfort of a home birth and the safety of a hospital one.

Chala Handbags

Chala is made up of a team of creative designers that love handbags so much, they decided to craft their own! Their approach to life is with passion and creativity, believing that doing what you like and liking what you do is the key to happiness. Chala loves fashion, and they love handbags. Instead of following fashion, they create it. They like to make people smile with their unique design. They celebrate sophistication in youthfulness. The bags are adorned with a hint of whimsy for that extra pop of intrigue as you carry yourselves with elegance and grace.
I got the Dragonfly Adorned Sweet Messenger Bag. Unique, chic, fun. It features a Dragonfly with a stitched pattern. Front slide pocket. Zippered main pocket. Miniature heart pattern. Rear slide pocket. I love love love it! It is perfect for me for on the go! Next, I have my eye on a tote bag! Eeeeks! 

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

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, May 13, 2019

The Crystal Council

The Crystal Council Box is a monthly healing crystal subscription box completely customized for you. You'll receive a survey each month and The Crystal Council will customize your box based off of what you indicated you would like to achieve. It can be anything from love and relationships, to anxiety relief and inner peace. Make the choice between the Master or Apprentice box and start your subscription. Both boxes are packed full of crystals, trinkets, meditation tools, soaps, oils and more.

I could not have loved my box anymore than I did! It was tailored towards grief and healing and anxiety. I shared it with Callan and he said, "This is so special, Ma!" We really loved it! Can't wait to continue to receive more!

Check it all out at The Crystal Council on Instagram!
 
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.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Benefits of Popular Horse Insurance Policies

Horses are among the more popular domesticated animals, providing companionship for owners, sporting activities for competitors, and learning for visitors. As such, it may be necessary to purchase one or more horse insurance policies to protect the horse should it fall sick or injured, as well as the people and property surrounding this large and powerful animal. There are several popular options for horse owners to choose from, depending on the ways in which horses are utilized in their everyday lives.

Medical and Mortality Insurance

Horse ownership is as costly as it is rewarding and, like any investment, should be protected by comprehensive insurance coverage. Equine veterinarians are highly specialized and generally offer both on-site and clinic services, with both having the potential to be very costly if the nearest vets are far away. Insurance coverage can help offset the costs associated with regular check-ups and vaccinations, emergency visits due to injury or illness, and the monitoring of reproductive health. Additionally, investments into the horse can be protected via a variety of mortality insurance policies should the hose be stolen or pass away.

Liability Insurance

While it is important to purchase policies to protect the horse, liability insurance is vital to the safety of the people and property surrounding the animal. Horses are powerful enough to cause major injuries up to and including death, even among the most experienced riders. Consider policies that fit the function of the horse, especially if people other than the owner will be riding or competing with him or her. Damage to property, especially fences and barns, are possible as horses are naturally skittish and could panic if it feels threatened in any way. Liability coverage can help owners maintain a safe living environment for their horses.
Investment in a horse, even as a pet, is expensive and should be protected with an insurance policy that fits the needs of horse and owner alike. The peace of mind in knowing the horse is protected will create a harmonious environment for all involved.
 

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