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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

How to Enhance Your Next Cocktail Hour


One of the best reasons to visit a bar for cocktail hour is that you get to work with a professional bartender who can whip up almost any drink you can name. You can get a sidecar, a Manhattan or a simple gin and tonic in seconds. When you move the cocktail hour to your own home, you can save money and let your inner Don Draper come out to play. As long as you have a few bottles of alcohol on hand some other delicious additions, you can enhance your cocktail hour and please your guests.



Fresh Fruit Juice

You don't need to spend a lot of money on things to enhance your cocktail, but you do want to make sure that you have some fresh fruit juice waiting in your refrigerator. When you taste something that comes across as a little bland, this may occur because the dish needs some acidity. You can get that acidity from a squeeze of lemon or lime juice. Roll the citrus fruit between your hands for 15 to 30 seconds to loosen the juice inside, or place it in the microwave for no more than 10 seconds before cutting open and squeezing.

Rim the Glass

Bartenders roll the rim of margaritas and daiquiris in sugar or salt, which enhances the sweet flavor of the drink and adds a fun touch to the cocktail. You can do the same thing at home. Pour a little water or citrus juice in a bowl, dip the rim of the glass in the liquid and then dip in the salt or sugar. You can have fun experimenting with different flavor combinations too. Try rimming the glass with cocoa powder or some crushed cookies or candy for a sweet treat.

Use Mixers

Create the perfect cocktails for all your guests with healthy alcohol mixers. A can of your favorite mixer with an ounce or more of gin or your favorite alcohol creates a winning combination. Many of these healthy mixers do not contain any harsh chemicals or preservatives, and some even lack caffeine. Find delicious flavors like citrus, cranberry pomegranate or even soda flavored mixers that contain fewer calories than the real soda. Using mixers, rimming glasses with your favorite toppings and keeping fresh fruit juices on hand helps you create a cocktail hour that you and your guests will enjoy.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Christmas Card Guide from MagnetStreet.com


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Starting your own holiday tradition can begin with a beautiful, custom-designed holiday greeting from MagnetStreet. Connect with family and friends (colleagues, too) with a card that speaks to the season and is easy to personalize. Browse beautifully designed layouts and then change the colors to fit your style or theme (even custom colors). Your photos will print with crystal clarity and you can word your card just the way you want!

The perfect holiday greeting: a unique photo and message keepsake plus, a blessing for the season.
Two words: custom and quality. Your satisfaction is paramount at MagnetStreet that's why we offer a 100% quality guarantee. Start your own tradition and keep more in your Christmas fund, too.

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Unique Keepsake. Family and friends love this distinctive and long-lasting keepsake magnet. Your greetings stick on the fridge while your photo and sentiments remain in their hearts.

Classic Greetings. Enduring look with many templates to choose from! Custom-design from front to back, your photos will look amazing printed on any one of the 3 premium papers.

Contemporary Cheer. These classy cards are a terrific option for sharing a few of your favorite photo highlights from the year. Match the paper style to your festive design.

25% off all Christmas Cards! Code: LHOLIDAY25 | Exp. 11/20/15





Saturday, October 24, 2015

PerfectMemorials.com Honoring Veteran's Day


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In honor of Veteran's Day (celebrating the service of all U.S. military veterans), Perfect Memorials, the leading online retailer of premium quality memorial products has created a special Holiday Memorials category. These carefully selected Holiday Memorials will be on sale for a limited time only. Beginning October 27th through November2nd only.

The Veteran's Day Series features over 21 inspired quality keepsakes for lasting memories. The Holiday Memorials section includes cremation jewelry, picture frames, urns and other unique memorial products on sale for a limited time. Perfect Memorials is known for developing products that fill a void in various segments of the Memorials marketplace. That is why Perfect Memorials is recognized as one of the most well-known companies for memorial products.

In honoring our Veterans PerfectMemorials.com is offering an additional 5% off any keepsake when VETERANS15 coupon code is used at checkout. Coupon expires: 11/11/15.

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Inspiring Photos Paint A Picture of a Kinder America


In 2012, President Obama officially recognized National Volunteer Week, an event that had been celebrated by the Points of Light Institute for more than two decades prior to the presidential announcement. The designated week was slotted into the April calendar that year and highlighted in The Huffington Post. The article included a 55 page slide show of photos. The photos show specific volunteers, often but not always doing the volunteer work in question. A nice pop up blurb elaborates on the details of their volunteer work.

The first entry in the slide show was on a resident of Los Angeles, California, a lovely young lady by the name of eloise lynton. The photograph portrays her reading a book with a young child, presumably a child from the program she worked on. She had invested over a year of time and effort to successfully create a new program at the Westside Children's Center called The Book in a Bag program. The center is a local head start program. It provides a variety of services to more than 100 low-income families in the area.

Additional photos in the slide show are from volunteers from all over the country. A man in Hawaii does volunteer work for the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. A couple in New York founded an organization to raise awareness and provide support related to veterans and military families. The volunteers are men and women, young and old. One photo is of a class of school children who adopted a soldier, most of the kids in question thus starting their volunteer career at the tender age of five.

Some of the volunteers highlighted are victims of tragedy themselves. In some cases, these are tragedies that left them seriously disabled or devastated by the loss of a loved one. They have chosen to rise to the occasion and respond to their own personal pain by having compassion for strangers who are facing similar challenges. In some cases, they founded entirely new programs in order to give back in a meaningful way related to the personal pain they have endured firsthand.

This slide show is not just a portrait of a few hours of time given away for free to try to make the world a marginally better place. Instead, it is a portrait of a generosity of spirit, where a great many people have chosen to light one small candle rather than curse their own darkness. It is surprisingly inspiring. Some of these small candles may well become a bonfire.

A fair number of the volunteers are associated with the military and/or doing things related to supporting military members and their families in some way. The American military cannot function optimally without community support. These photos, and the blurbs that go with them, give insights into the many small ways in which American military members are freed up to focus on their mission by the gentle, persistent support of a great many unseen helping hands.

This is a nice patchwork of seemingly unrelated images of people who have never met. Yet, the photos, descriptions and sometimes relevant links are woven together in a way that gives a sense of the manner in which our country is blanketed with caring people, keeping things working that wouldn't work at all without dedication.


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Christmas Card Guide from MagnetStreet.com

Disclosure: This post was provided by eAccountable and contains affiliate links
that may yield commissions earned at no cost to you.

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Starting your own holiday tradition can begin with a beautiful, custom-designed holiday greeting from MagnetStreet. Connect with family and friends (colleagues, too) with a card that speaks to the season and is easy to personalize. Browse beautifully designed layouts and then change the colors to fit your style or theme (even custom colors). Your photos will print with crystal clarity and you can word your card just the way you want!

The perfect holiday greeting: a unique photo and message keepsake plus, a blessing for the season.
Two words: custom and quality. Your satisfaction is paramount at MagnetStreet that's why we offer a 100% quality guarantee. Start your own tradition and keep more in your Christmas fund, too.

25% off all Christmas Cards! Code: LHOLIDAY25 | Exp. 11/20/15

Unique Keepsake. Family and friends love this distinctive and long-lasting keepsake magnet. Your greetings stick on the fridge while your photo and sentiments remain in their hearts.

Classic Greetings. Enduring look with many templates to choose from! Custom-design from front to back, your photos will look amazing printed on any one of the 3 premium papers.

Contemporary Cheer. These classy cards are a terrific option for sharing a few of your favorite photo highlights from the year. Match the paper style to your festive design.

25% off all Christmas Cards! Code: LHOLIDAY25 | Exp. 11/20/15

How to Keep Your Elderly Relative Safe


When people get older, they need more things to help them get through their daily lives. Elderly people are frail, so the risk of injuries grows significantly the older a person gets. A simple fall that might have only caused a bruise earlier in their life could very easily break the bones of an elderly person. Therefore, if you have an elderly relative who is living alone, you need to do everything you can to make sure that their house is safe. Here are some items to buy for your elderly relative.

1. Stair lift



A stair lift is a device that makes it easy for elderly people to go up stairs in their home. It is a chair that is connected to the wall next to a flight of stairs. When the elderly person wants to go up or down the stairs, he or she simply sits down in the chair and presses a button. This eliminates the possibility of your relative falling down the flight of stairs and suffering a serious and life-threatening injury. Your elderly relative may live in a home with several flights of stairs. He or she may have great difficulty climbing stairs on a regular basis. If this is the case, a stair lift would be an ideal gift to install in your relative's home.

2. A walker



A walker is another essential tool that will help to prevent your elderly loved one from falling and suffering a serious injury. There are many different types of walkers on the market that you can choose from. There are models that are designed to be used with one or two hands. Your relative will have to see which one feels the best. There are many walkers for elderly people for sale at HME Medical Shop. You can browse their inventory at http://www.hmemedicalshop.com/mobility-aids/walkers-for-seniors.html.

3. Shower sand strips and hand grips



Having sand strips installed in a shower is a good idea for people of all ages to prevent falls. However, it is essential for all elderly people to have sand strips on the bottom of their shower. This will give them more traction and make it less likely they will fall. Hand grips are another precaution you can throw in for good measure. You can have hand grips installed in several different locations in the shower so your elderly relative can hold onto them while washing his or her body.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fabulous Long Gowns and Prom Dresses


It's not very often that I attend formal events, so when I do, I always want to look my best. Oh no, I don't go store to store to find the perfect evening dress because I hate shopping. I would rather sit in front of my computer and shop online. And if you think that I would go all out on my dress just because I want to look my best, you are wrong. Dresses online are, most of the time, cheaper than the ones you find at the boutiques. Plus, you get to compare the prices, so you are sure to get a great deal. You don't believe me? Then go ahead and check, so you will have an idea what I'm talking about.

The long evening dresses au cheap link I found the other day was where I purchased that beautiful dress.



At first glance, the gorgeous dress looked long, but when I put it on, the fit was perfect. I love that it is exactly the same as the photo on their website. The long dress flows beautifully and I just love the color. It even looked amazing in the light. The dress is elegant and very classy. I chose a dress that doesn't show a lot of skin, but it really made me feel very sexy. I have received a lot of compliments when I wore it last night. I guess it was the mermaid design that made me really stand out.

If you are in the market for an evening dress or a prom dress for your daughter, you can find modest, inexpensive prom dresses at JVS dress. The website offers a lot of elegant styles and designs that will suit your needs.




Click the links to see more of their fabulous designs.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

New Jewelry Looks For Fall



This post was created in partnership with eAccountable. All opinions are my own.

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Fall is here and it’s time to break out the sweaters and boots. While you’re incorporating the latest fall fashion trends into your wardrobe (think fringe, flare legged pants, and puffer coats) you can make a real statement by also updating your jewelry.
Visible Interest is the place to go for fabulous fall finds. The hottest trends for the cool climate are lariat style Y necklaces, open cuff rings, statement earrings and stacking rings. These pieces are modern, cool, edgy and created by indie designers that craft with passion and purpose.

Statement Earrings

Abalone Drop Wire Earrings - Natural Abalone set into 14k Rose Gold plated Brass sawtooth pattern drop wire earrings. The Abalone charms are one inch in diameter, earrings hang 2 inches long and the wires are 14k Gold fill. There is a natural variation in shell colors will occur due to organic nature of the item. They are available in Yellow Gold.
Inverted Cross Earrings in Sterling Silver - Long inverted cross earrings in recycled Sterling Silver.The earrings' curves elegantly frame the face while the surface's hammered texture showcases their handmade origins.Structured with a post slightly below their top edge, the earrings wear comfortably against the lobe and feel light despite their length. Earrings measure approximately 2 1/2 inches in length.

Lariat Style Y Necklaces

Vesta Lariat Necklace - An Elegant lariat style Y necklace with 14k Gold fill circle charm and marquis pendant Circle charm dangles from central point of necklace while marquis pendant swings from long chain extension. The necklace is 14k Gold fill chain and clasp, and measures 18 1/2 inches to central point. Dangle chain including charm measures an additional 9 inches.
It is also available in Sterling Silver.
Aurora Necklace - Graceful Sterling Silver lariat style Y necklace with circle connector and two marquis pendants which dangle from two long chains
Claire Necklace Black Spinel with Gold Stick - Lariat style Y necklace with a Black Spinel gemstone and 18k Gold plated Brass chain finished with a Cubic Zirconia micro pave Gold marquis charm. The necklace measures 24 inches including the chain drop and charm.
One Oak by Sara is a partner with American Forests® and one tree is planted for every item sold.

Open Cuff Rings

Lunar Claw Ring - Oxidized Sterling Silver cuff ring with 6mm moonstone and tipped in 24k Gold ending.
Scale Twine Ring - Abstract open weave scale pattern wrap ring in 14k Gold plate over Brass. The ring measures 1 1/4 inches at tallest point. It has has an e-coating which enhances and improves durability of the finish. The ring is adjustable - one size fits ring size 5 to 7.
Scunder Ring - Edgy drip ring in 14k Gold plated Brass. The ring measures approximately 1 inch tall. Adjustable for use on multiple fingers.

Stacking Rings

V Ring Stack - Set of three slender minimalist peaked stacking rings . The set contains one each of 18k Yellow Gold with Diamond, 18k Rose Gold with Diamond and plain Oxidized Sterling Silver Diamonds total .12ct. Size 6.5 to be worn on ring, middle or index finger 
Three Row Ring in Gunmetal - Gunmetal plate over Bronze triple row ring. The ring was inspired by the triangular pyramid shape of a tetrahedron and features the designer's' signature beveling.The ring achieves the stacking effect in a single ring.

Using modern, sleek jewelry as part of your fall fashion statement has never been so easy. See all of Visible Interest’s new pieces by checking out the What’s New category,

 
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