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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Get Instant Calm with this Scent

Feeling edgy? Head to the pantry and take a whiff of vanilla extract. According to researchers, the wonderful aroma of vanilla reduces anxiety by 63 percent within seconds. That's because the scent positively affects the limbic lobe of the brain, which controls emotions.


Friday, November 29, 2013

Cool Headphones

Wouldn't it be nice to listen to your favorite artist’s music exactly how it sounded in the recording studio? Yup, headphones like that of wesc headphones now have awesome features that allow you to listen to high definition music. And the best thing about this headphone is you can listen to music without the interruption of other sounds around you. As soon as you wear your headphones, you only hear the sounds that comes from it. Isn't that cool?

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Heather's Paper Crafts Giveaway (ends Dec. 12)

With Christmas fast approaching I love any and all Christmas decorations! I have never had a set of those really neat countdown to Christmas blocks! So I went is search of a set and that is what I found
 Heather's Paper Crafts makes a bunch of super adorable wooden block decorations including the countdown blocks I was looking for! I love the different paper prints on each date and love how they are not to bright but a little more country like the decor in my home! These are just perfect not to big and not to small and my kids love to flip the blocks and start the countdown to Christmas!


Let me share just a little with you about the owner of this shop!

"Here is a little about me :) My name is Heather. I am 32 I am an RN and have been for about 4 years I work in critical care and love being a nurse. I stared doing crafts when I was young its in my blood. From making Barbie doll cloths with my great grandmas scraps to helping my other grandma paint nic nacks for craft shows to what I do now. If I could make a living out of it I would do it full time and still nurse 1-2 days a week :) but I have to pay the bills and I also love saving lives and making someones day by listening to their stories. I have been with my boyfriend for 14 years no children though, I wouldn't mind 1 someday before I get to much older ;) we have 2 Great Danes, Gally is 4 and Gracie is 16 weeks and terrorizing everyone ;) that sums me up in a nutshell. " ~Heather

Now that you have met the shop owner let me show you a few more of the blocks she makes!








Heather has so many wonderful items in her shop I know you will find something special for you or a loved one! Heather's Paper Crafts and Faith Filled Footsteps are giving one lucky reader a chance to pick any one item from her shop! If you cannot wait and have to have something now you can head on over and find the perfect item for you here at Heather's Paper Crafts!

The Giveaway will run from November 28, 2013 and close late on the evening of December 12, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter. The winner will be announced both on the Rafflecopter as well as Faith Filled Footsteps Facebook. Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.








Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to Encourage a Loved One to Begin Nutrisystem

 

If someone you love is carrying too much weight, it’s probably a taboo subject.  There’s usually a great deal of guilt and embarrassment involved, or even an obstinate refusal to change from some people.  This can be particularly frustrating if it’s a loved one whom you truly care for.  You don’t want their health to suffer and you don’t want to see them feeling bad about their bodies.  So how do you gently suggest that someone close to you should begin a program like Nutrisystem?  Dropping hints about special deals, promotions, or coupons for the program that you’ve found online is not going to cut it here.  I suggest that you take a gentler and more direct approach when encouraging a loved one to go on a diet.

Honesty is the best policy

Who wants to be told that they should go on a diet?  Especially from someone who is close to them and perhaps sees them undressed most days?  It can be terribly painful to have this kind of intervention, but it can also be painful to be the person who is giving the intervention.  My advice is to be honest with your loved one about what you’re feeling.  Are you frightened about your spouse’s health?  Do you see them struggling with body image and anxiety?  Sit them down, gently hold their hand, and tell them there are some great programs out there that can help without taking away from their enjoyment of life.  Mention Nutrisystem if you think your partner or friend would thrive off of a convenient and regimented program.  Gently mention you’ve been looking online, there are some coupons that you can download from sites like Falstad and WeightLossTriumph.com, and it might not hurt to give it a try.

How to deal with resistance

There’s a chance your loved one will be completely open to your suggestion to try Nutrisystem, and maybe will even be grateful for your honestly, but most likely you’re going to experience resistance.  What if the person becomes angry at you, hurt, or pulls away?  Simply express that what you’re saying comes from a place of love and caring.  Reassure them that you love them the way they are, but you want to see them happy and healthy.  You can also say that you were reading about various programs and the Nutrisystem diet doesn’t sound too bad.  It might even save money on grocery bills this month.  If all else fails, offer to do it with them, or simply let the conversation drop.

Giving someone space after suggesting a diet program

Whether your loved one found your advice encouraging or embarrassing, it’s important to now give them the space they need to process your suggestion.  You should never badger them or bother them.  When someone is told what to do there’s a natural inclination to not do it, but when someone is offered a good suggestion about something that might help them, and then they are given space, they’re much more likely to come to a positive conclusion that benefits them in the long run.  Hopefully your loved one will give Nutrisystem a try.  Then you can pat yourself on the back for taking a gentle approach that worked.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Dodge Blue Mood with Clary Sage Oil


Are you feeling down? Sniff clary sage essential oil to boost your mood. The oil locks onto the same receptors that prescription antidepressants do, increasing the body's output of the mood-boosting neurotransmitter serotonin by as much as 50 percent. Clary sage is also calming, so it quickly dials down the chronic stress that often goes hand in hand with blue moods.

Can't Wait to Start with the Kitchen

Can't help but drool when I saw the beautiful designs at kitchens2go.net. Guess I have to wait until hubs and I get the funds so we can start with the kitchen. We've already finished the upper floor and the bathrooms but the living room and kitchen will have to wait for a while because of lack of funds. I really like the black and white theme that I saw on the website. It's a totally different look from my old kitchen and this time, I am making sure that I will have an island. Hopefully, we can start working on it after the holidays.

Chicken BBQ Pizza



Have a fabulous Monday

Primrose and Pirates Giveaway (ends Dec. 09)

I found the cutest clothes for kids at Primrose and Pirates. If you want these gorgeous getup for your kiddo, come and join the giveaway below.

Primrose & Pirates is a wonderful little Etsy store that I recently ran across while trying to find my son a fall coat. I love to purchase my kids handmade and made in the USA items. I have discovered that I would rather spend a few more bucks and get an item that is wonderfully handcrafted with love and as always I love to support my country. MADE IN THE USA IS THE WAY TO GO!
Let me introduce you to Kristen the shop owner:
"I am a wife and mother to three active kids, and I'm blessed to be able to stay at home with them during the day. I have always loved creating things. So when I was given a handmade dress for my 2-year-old daughter a little over a year ago I was immediately taken with how cute and unique it was--and with the idea that I could make an outfit for her myself. I hadn't sewn anything in several years, so I pulled out my sewing machine, found a pattern I thought I could muddle my way through, and bought some fabric. Turns out that the whole process of making a dress was so satisfying that I immediately made another one! I made her wear those two dresses all summer because I loved seeing her wear them and I liked them so much.  What started as a project quickly became a passion. With encouragement from friends, I decided to make the plunge into selling the clothes I make. Choosing fabric, imagining what might be as I hold prints in my hand, and then seeing that vision become reality. . . I love it all! I sew in the afternoons while my kids are napping and in the evenings. My sewing machine lives in the family room, and the kids like to play with buttons and fabric scraps. They are the inspiration for most of the things I make. And they are mostly cooperative in testing outfits and trying things on for me. My daughter, now almost 4, often asks, "Is that a dress for me or are you going to sell it away to another girl?" She wishes they were all hers!" ~Kristen
Primrose & Pirates makes some really wonderful items let me show you! I know summer is over but I love these pillow case dresses even in the winter with a long sleeve shirt and some cute stocking! Somethings are just a year round goodness!
Now we all need a good fall jackets or vest. These are so cute!

Now onto a super cute little skirt. We love a cute dress or skirt year round with a leg warmer or stockings!


There is just so much cuteness that I almost forgot to show you the super adorable jacket we got to try. I love the flannel and corduroy. This jacket has wonderful little buttons no zipper! I LOVE THIS JACKET and we have gotten so many compliments on it. Everyone wants to know where to get one! This one is a KEEPER!


Primrose & Pirates and Faith Filled Footsteps are giving one lucky readers a $35.00 gift certificate to purchase your favorite item! If you cannot wait to see if you are the winner you can head on over to Primrose & Pirates and find the perfect item for your little one!


The Giveaway will run from November 25, 2013 and close late on the evening of December 9, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter. The winner will be announced both on the Rafflecopter as well as Faith Filled Footsteps Facebook. Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Balance Blood Sugar with Pumpkin


Pumpkin adds creamy sweetness to soups, pies and breads -- plus gives you energy to spare. Thanks to the veggies rich stores of lignans and ferulic acid, plant compounds that improve insulin sensitivity and cut fatigue-triggering blood sugar flux by as much as 50 percent.

Abandoned Projects

One thing I hate about myself when boredom strikes is abandoning the cross stitch project I am currently working on and then immediately look for a project that's more interesting. I think I have about more than 10 abandoned projects. Oh, but I have plans of finishing them I just don't know when I would find time especially now that I am more interested in doing cross stitch patterns with embroideries. I find Hardanger very challenging and they are easier to finish. 


Do you also feel bored and leave some of your projects behind?

Friday, November 22, 2013

Pounding headache?



Massaging chamomile essential oil into your temples can shut down a tension headache in 10 minutes. Chamomile is rich in salicylic acid, azulene and other plant compounds that reduce pain and stop muscle spasms. To do: Mix 25 drops of chamomile essential oil and 2 oz. of corn, sunflower or canola oil, then massage into temples for 5 to 10 minutes. Or stir 10 drops of chamomile oil into 16.0z of water and massage into your scalp during your shower.

Get Cheaper Meds Online

Have you tried buying prescription drugs online? If you haven't, I suggest you give it a try. A lot of people don't know is that online pharmacies are legit and they offer prescriptions at a much lower cost than physical drugstores do. Try visiting online pharmacy tcds.com and compare the prices of prescription meds you usually buy in the drugstores near you; you'll see a very big price difference. Another good thing about buying online is that your meds will be delivered right at your doorstep; a great advantage to busy people who do not have the time to drop by the drugstore and for those who can't leave the house.

Banana Blossom








Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Earn More with a Degree

If you know how to write well and writing is your passion, then you can become a copywriter without actually having a degree. But getting a formal education and holding a degree will most likely land you to a higher paying job. Oh, you could say that you have years and years of experience writing but in our present world where everything is computerized, most companies don't just hire people based on what they can do but it's usually based on what they have. Come to think of it, why would they hire older people without a degree when they can hire young copywriters with degrees to boot and don't demand a high salary? You could be a great writer but that does not guarantee you get the job.

To be able to compete with the young ones, you need to have a degree. You don't have to worry though because you don't need to go back to a real school to get a degree. You can study in your own time and work at the same time. After you finish your short course, you can already start applying for a higher paying copywriting job. Or you can even start your own freelance copywriter business.  AWAI or American Writers & Artists Inc. can make both things happen to you. You can get paid to write or build your own business.

With your talent, skills and don't forget the degree, who says you can't compete with the young ones?

See The Results In A Matter Of Minutes

For most women, it is only when they reach the age of forty that they begin to get concerned about their skin. Had they taken care of their skin while they were in they twenties or thirties, then they wouldn't have to worry about the early appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A simple nightly regime of cleansing and moisturizing skin would have done the trick to delay aging.

While you can still do that to keep skin hydrated and looking young, you now have a few lines to worry about. That's where Juvederm Boca Raton comes in. It does the job of smoothing away laugh lines and even acne scars. How? Through a gel doctors call "fillers."  One treatment is enough to help you turn back the clock. I can tell you about all the ingredients in this gel when I did some research but I'm not sure we can both understand what those medical terms are. All I know is it's a non-surgical procedure and it's not even painful at all. The process requires no allergy test and has a minimal recovery time. In short, it's a safe procedure you can take if your aim is to look younger.

Sure, you can use anti-aging creams but it may take months before you can see results. Juvederm is a safe and affordable procedure that lets you see results in a matter of minutes.

Canna Lily



Orange You Glad It's Friday

Have a fabulous Monday!

Probate and Trust Assistance

You will need the help of one of the best Palm Beach Probate Attorneys if someone dies in your family and his or her assets need to be distributed. If you're wondering what probate is, it's a process done legally through the help of a lawyer to distribute assets of value left behind by the deceased to members of his family.

It was only after I have read about one news story that I realized what happened to my husband's family before could be considered probate. My husband's aunt passed away a few years ago. She was single and she had no children. She suffered from aneurism and it was a rather sudden death because we never knew she had hypertension. It was her first attack and she never woke up after that. She never made a will and left behind a parcel of land, some jewelries and some money. One of the brothers (they were 5 and she was the only girl) was claiming that everything should be given to him because she stayed in a house he owned while she lived. Of course, the other brothers protested saying that everything should be left to the nephew and niece (both are children of the youngest brother) who grew up with her. She treated both as her own because their parents separated.

To avoid chaos, my husband's cousin who is a lawyer and the daughter of the eldest brother, took over. I think she even consulted this to some of her colleagues and to be fair to everyone, she decided to divide all their aunt's assets to all the children of the brothers. The parcel of land was divided among all the nephews; the jewelries were divided among all the nieces; and the money was given to the nephew and niece who grew up with her. Hubs' uncle was not able to contest the decision because it was the fairest decision she came up with

While probate can cost you money, it's the best thing you can do to avoid chaos in the family when a family member dies and leaves behind some valuable assets.

Words to Live by Custom Signs Giveaway (ends Dec. 02)

Love signs? Then, this giveaway is for you. Beautiful words are such an inspiration so grab the chance to win   $75.00 Gift Certificate to purchase the perfect sign for your home.


"I started this business almost 3 years ago when I was laid off from my full time job. I decided to just "GO FOR IT" and do something that I LOVE and have always wanted to do! My parents are both very creative people and have made handmade items for years.  When it came to a shop name, well my husband started selling on ebay years ago and under the username Kspeddler (we are originally from Kansas ~ Kansas peddler : ) When I opened the shop I had no idea how it would go and so I just used that name not knowing that you can't change it! I didn't want to lose all of our sales and feedback so I just kept it. I guess it was meant to be. The professional name I use is "Words To Live By signs" I wanted to create artwork with family values in mind.  The first sign I made was "The Fruit of the Spirit" and everyone loved it and wanted one! I started designing other "family rules" and nursery art. The shop took off and we have sold over 5,000 signs on etsy and wholesale to several different shops across the nation. I love designing custom signs for our clients! Send me your ideas and we will help you create it!  I am so blessed to have this business with my husband. I thank God everyday for the blessings he has given us! We hope you love our signs and find the perfect one for your home." ~Michelle~

Words to Live by Custom Signs is my new favorite sign company and a definite go to for the holidays. This sign company is a wonderful breath of fresh air. They have some of the same old signs you see time and time again BUT when you really get to looking through the signs they offer you find a treasure trove of all these super neat signs with sayings I have never seen. I am a huge fan of subway art in general! It offers cuteness with a touch of primitive that really makes a house feel like a home. I have to say Words to Live by Custom Signs does this so well.

Here is the super cute sign we got to hang in little man's room. The colors look so nice with the crazy blue walls in his room. Let me show you this super cute sign!


Here are just a few more of the goodies they have to offer!




I know that all of my readers will love these signs as much as we do! Words to Live by Custom Signs and Faith Filled Footsteps are giving one lucky readers a $75.00 Gift Certificate to purchase the perfect sign for your home! Now patience is not my virtue and I know some of you will not be able to wait to get the sign you love so you can check them out here and find the perfect sign!


The Giveaway will run from November 18, 2013 and close late on the evening of December 2, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter. The winner will be announced both on the Rafflecopter as well as Faith Filled Footsteps Facebook. Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Why Should You Pick Florida When You Retire

Florida has a perfect weather and a ton of beautiful beach resorts. No wonder a lot of people choose to retire here aside from the fact that it has been known to have the most retirement oriented communities all throughout the country. While the young ones can enjoy the beaches, the nightlife and shopping; there are so many wonderful things an elderly can do in Florida. Most resorts and retirement homes offer recreational activities, so there's never a dull moment (for everyone) in the Sunshine State. You can check more About Kolter Homes Communities later after I tell you why you should pick Florida when you retire.

They say it's expensive to live there. That actually depends on your lifestyle. If you love to shop, you love the nightlife and you want to dine out most of the time and live in a posh apartment, then you'll have to have at least 3 to 5 thousand a month to spend on bills, rent and your other activities. But, if you'll choose to live simply, living in Florida is not really expensive. There's a lot to do in the city where you actually don't have to spend so much at all. You can even watch free shows and free concerts.

So, if you're wondering how Kolter Homes is a great place to retire, those things I told you above are just some of the reasons. Visit Florida and you'll know what I mean.

The Shrunks - Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed Giveaway (ends nov. 30)

If you love to travel with kids or if your kids love to invite friends for sleepovers, this travel bed is perfect! Join the giveaway below for a chance to win this fun bed.

Welcome to The Shrunks - Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed Giveaway Event! 


Co-hosted By: Barbara's Beat
Sponsored By: The Shrunks

Planning a trip? The Shrunks is your go to place! The Shrunks carry toddler and kids travel beds for both indoor and outdoor use as well as nap pads for your daycare aged child or preschooler. They also have accessories to accommodate your little one to sleep better when out camping or even just having a sleep over in a nice comfy air mattress that is the perfect size for your little one. Lets not forget about suite cases, The Shrunks have that covered as well! Super cute little "Mini Travel Luggage".

You can read Mami's 3 Little Monkeys review for The Shrunks' Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed here

Giveaway Details!

Prize: One lucky reader will win their own Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed ($99ARV)!

Open to US, CAN, UK & Netherlands!

Runs from November 16th at 12am CST through November 30th at 11:59pm CST

Enter to win by simply fulfilling as many or as little entries in the Giveaway Tools form below. All entries are option, but please be sure to at least show our sponsor, The Shrunks, some love on their social media sites!

Verification/Winner Notification: One winner will be chosen by random through the GT entry form, winner's winning entry will be verified and the winner will be notified via email, in which he/she will have 48 hours in which to respond to or a new winner will be chosen.

Good Luck! 

Disclosure: Mommy's Litttle Corner and all other participating bloggers have not been compensated for this post nor are they responsible for the fulfillment of the prize. If you have any questions or would like your product(s) in a similar event please contact Sarh at mamis3littlemonkeys@yahoo.com.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Boost Well-Being with Cinnamon

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Cinnamon may just be a spice that you add to your favorite treats but it delivers a lot of wonderful benefits to your health. Find out how it boosts well-being.

Balance blood sugar

Drinks or food flavored with cinnamon can curb energy-sapping blood sugar fluctuations by 29 percent, according to researchers. Thanks to the unique plant compounds in the spice that stimulate insulin activity, increasing the body's ability to absorb and use sugar more than 20 fold.

Lowers cholesterol

Adding 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to your daily diet can help reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels by 30 percent and total cholesterol by 26 percent. The spice is packed with calcium and fiber; a combo that prompts the body to break down these harmful blood fats so they can be eliminated from the body.

Soothes inflammation

Cinnamon contains powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals before they can cause damage to cells. This in turn reduces the cellular inflammation that has been shown to increase belly-fat storage.

Steamboy Steam Mop Giveaway (ends Nov. 29)

Steamboy Steam Mop Giveaway!

Sponsored By:  Allergy Buyers Club

Hosted By:  More Than Mommy


Allergy Buyers Club is a company where you can find all manner of items dedicated to making your home a more healthful, allergy-free place to be. They have been a top retailer in the industry since 1998, and they genuinely care about your health and well-being.


They care so much that they are giving away a Steamboy Steam Mop to one lucky winner! The Steamboy Mop is a great way to get hard floors and even soft carpets clean without using harmful chemicals. You can find a full review of the Steamboy Steam Mop HERE.

This giveaway ends November 29th. There will be one winner 18+, U.S. residents only. One entrant per household, please!

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*This blog has not received any compensation for sharing this giveaway. If you would like your giveaway hosted, please contact More Than Mommy at Renaeec1@gmail.com 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Orange and Yellow Hibiscus



Orange You Glad It's Friday

Have a fabulous Monday!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Black Friday Giveaway (ends Nov. 29)



Countdown To Black Friday Giveaway

Organized by Mom Powered Media and the MPM Blogger Network.
Looking for the best contests around this holiday season? Make sure to visit SweepstakesFanatics where you can find the newest sweeps, blog giveaways and even a special section for Canadian giveaways.

Black Friday is right around the corner and I'm sure most of you are very excited to participate in this shopping madness. Need to add more to your budget? Join this fun giveaway for a chance to win more shopping money.

One lucky winner will receive $ 1,000 Visa Gift Card or Amazon Gift Card {choice}!

Event co-hosted by: My Dairy Free Gluten Free Life, Ultimate Coupon Club, The MamaZone, How We Learn at Home, Growing Up Bilingual, Nest Full of New, MomAt40.com, The Preschool Toolbox Blog, It's Peachy Keen, One Punky Mama, Mamamusing, GimmieFreebies, Memoirs of a Clueless Woman and Making of a Mom.

Giveaway ends November 29th at 11:59pm, open worldwide, ages 18+. Please note if the winner is a non-USA or non-Canadian resident, they will receive $1,000 via paypal instead. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.

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Faith Filled Footsteps Carved Phone Case Giveaway (ends Nov. 22)

Check out these adorable wood cases for your iPhone. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of these. I love the puzzle case! 

This year as a family we have decided not to go hog wild for Christmas and that everything we buy will be made in America and hopefully we can support a lot of small local companies. So when I asked my little brother what he might like he says anything made of wood! Well if that isn't as generic as it comes! So off to Etsy I went and I typed in wood! This is what I found and man is my brother going to love this!


Carved in this super awesome and chic company right here in the US and they make phone cases made out of WOOD! REAL WOOD! They are super unique and totally different that every other case we have ever seen and purchased. After looking through over 10 pages of wood cases we settle on something beautiful and simple. My baby brother is a no frills sort of guy! So this case will be perfect for him. Let me show you how neat this case is.

 

Isn't this beautiful now let me show you some of the other neat cases they offer all made of real wood right here in the good old USA!

These are just a few of the more unique cases


Something for the ladies


Just good old WOOD!


And of course a custom one like a mustache!


Now that you have seen all the goodies they have to offer I know you would love to have one for yourself or that special person this Christmas! One lucky winner will receive a beautiful phone case in your choice of wood but if you cannot wait you can check them out here and find the perfect case!

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The Giveaway will run from November 8, 2013 and close late on the evening of November 22, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter. The winner will be announced both on the Rafflecopter as well as Faith Filled Footsteps Facebook. Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. One entry per household, please do not enter using multiple facebook, emails or ip addresses. All entries are verified so be honest no cheating! No Purchase Necessary. US Only.














 
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