Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Freshe Tech Essential Oil Diffuser



Hey neighbors!!

This  next product makes a great holiday gift for women, but even some men diffuse essential oils.  I have a diffuser I use in my bedroom, and we have two others around the home.  All my daughters pull a diffuser out when they feel a cold or allergies coming on.  The June & May Diffuser  ($59.95) from Freshe Tech is a simple Morrocan design.  It is simple to use, and is very quiet when on.  They also have a four pack of essential oils ($24.95) available that will get you started on diffusing essential oils.  Each oil has different properties.  Some of the scents are calming, some help you relax and sleep, others will sharpen and clear you're mind.



The four set of oils includes, Orange, Lavender, Eucalyptus and Peppermint.  I use lavender at night to help me relax and sleep.  I use Eucalyptus when my allergies are acting up, or when I feel a cold coming on.  To me Orange is a pleasant scent that I diffuse during the day to help make the home smell light and clean.  Peppermint is perfect for the holidays!! I also use it as a deterrent for small pests.

The June & May Diffuser comes with an integrated safety shut off.  So you have no worries using your diffuser day or night.  Another soothing factor built in to this diffuser is the LED color changing lights.  Set the mood for a calm relaxing evening with the calming lights while filling your home with a light, pleasing scent.

Check out the Freshe Tech website for more information on the June & May Diffuser.

Theraspecs Cut Down on Screen Glare



Hey neighbors!!

Check out the Theraspecs we received!! One of my daughters is seriously bothered by glare from lights, her computer screen, even sun coming in the window.  When she watches something at night, she wants all the lights off in the room, because the glare bothers her.  Since she transcribes, she needs to be on her computer for long periods of time, that is why we checked out Theraspecs!


Theraspecs are designed for people with light sensitivity, migraines and those recovering from a concussion.  They are tinted to filter out harmful light that triggers migraines, headaches and eyestrain.  "In fact, a clinical study of the TheraSpecs tint showed that participants experienced 74 percent fewer attacks per month." 


They say that wearing regular sunglasses inside can actually make light sensitivity worse over time.  Theraspecs on the other hand block the harmful light and filter the pulsing from fluorescent lights. Theraspecs does have glasses designed for outdoor wear also.  Having glasses for light sensitivity just makes sense for us.




Theraspecs will make a great stocking stuffer or gift for that special someone who suffers from light sensitivity or migraines.  The company offers a 60 day risk-free trial.  Be sure to visit their website and follow them on their social media.
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Thanks again for stopping by to see our Holiday Gift Guide!!






Saturday, November 9, 2019

What to do with Your Old Car

 

Hey neighbors!!

Is anyone considering a new vehicle for the holidays?  If so, what are you planning on doing with your present vehicle?  We recently sold our Equinox through a local ad and upgraded, sort of, to a Ford Explorer which we purchased from an individual.  The Explorer was a couple years older, but it has more room, and even a dash to place my camera.  Our Equinox did not have much of a dashboard.

Our son had a junker sitting in his garage and the vehicle he was using as an everyday car.  He decided to upgrade and went to a dealer and traded both vehicles in on his Mazda.  He is pretty happy with the new car and trading in, rather than selling, worked better for him.


A close friend of ours drove his mini-van until it was literally falling apart.  He found a new mini van at a used car dealership and purchased it outright.  Presently the other vehicle is still sitting in his driveway waiting for him to decide what to do.  He has talked about keeping it and using it for toting lumber and such when he is working on one of his projects so he won't damage his new van.  He has also considered turning it in to a junkyard for cash.  Either way, he definitely got his use out of this vehicle.

Some other ways to dispose of an older vehicle would be to donate it to a charity. Often times if they can't use the vehicle, they can sell it to raise funds.  If you know of a ministry that could assist you in giving the vehicle to a family in need, that might be an option at this time of year.  

Thanks for stopping by today, where neighbors share.  If you have any other ideas, please share them in the comments.

Friday, November 1, 2019

SCEN-TIES Perfect Stocking Stuffer for Girls



Greetings from the cold state of Illinois!!

Would you believe we have already had snow? About 3-4 inches between Monday and Thursday and it still is not gone.  Anyway, that means it is the perfect time to share another product for our Holiday Gift Guide!!  So glad that our fence is online and not outside in this chilly weather.  So, we have what might be considered for young girls, but I would almost guarantee teenage girls will like them too.  They are SCEN-TIES!!  Scented hair ties!  Remember the old scratch and sniff stickers? Well, these are stretch and sniff hair elastics!  My daughter thought they were great, as well as some other young girls we shared them with.  Not only do they have the hair ties, but they have scented headbands as well.



The SCEN-TIES come in Brownie Sundae, Bubblegum, Cotton Candy, Cupcake, Sour Apple, Strawberry and Watermelon.  The headbands are available in Cotton Candy, Cupcake and Strawberry.  What little girl doesn't LOVE having scented items to wear?  And of course many girls today wear the hair ties on their wrist like a bracelet.  Now she can wear several scented hair ties and swap them out with her friends.



 The SCEN-TIES come 5 in a pack for $5.99 and the headbands are 3 in a pack for $12.00. They are a great gift idea for your daughter's friends and they can then trade different scents with each other.  Also perfect to create a hair care gift basket for that young lady.  Add some SCEN-TIES both hair ties and headbands, toss in a brush or comb, maybe a few hair care products like a scented shampoo and conditioner and perhaps a cute stuffed animal and you are good to go!


Visit the SCEN-TIES website and take a look around.  Follow SCEN-TIES on their social media.
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Thanks for stopping by!!








Subarz Holiday Snacking

Hi neighbors!!

Subarz are a great gift idea, but they are also perfect for relaxing in the evening after a day of shopping and busyness.   Grab your favorite flavor with a cup of coffee or hot tea and enjoy!!


Needless to say, the Subarz did not last long in the house.  We actually shared them with a friend after dinner one evening and one of my daughters made sure to hide a couple so she could have them the next day.


The Chocolate Peppermint were a big hit.  They would also be perfect for a holiday get together!  We also received Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip Almond, and Peanut Butter Delight.  I think the Peanut Butter Delight was the next favorite, but none of them lasted very long.  They sort of remind you of biscotti, but they are slightly softer, like a cookie.  At least compared to ones we have had.  




If you are looking for a nice hostess gift, a stocking stuffer for a dear friend, or you just enjoy a treat with your coffee or tea, be sure to visit the Subarz website and see all the flavors they have available and order a box or two!


From Daphne, the creator of Subarz: After perfecting that recipe, I knew it was time to create something unique, combining the flavor and texture of my mandelbread with the ease and popularity of a cookie or a bar. After spending hours in the kitchen and through trial and error with various ingredients and shapes, Subarz were created and were an instant hit.

After you visit the website, be sure to follow Subarz on their social media.
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Thanks for stopping by!!




Thursday, October 31, 2019

Relaxation Techniques to Help You De-Stress

After a long day at work, it’s natural to search for ways you can relax and watch all of your stress melt away. Finding relaxation methods that work for you might seem complicated, but there are a number of simple techniques that you can try out. Once you’ve incorporated your favorites into your daily routine, you can observe a noticeable difference in your stress levels on a day-to-day basis. Here are some of the easiest and most enjoyable relaxation techniques that can help you de-stress naturally.

Muscle Relaxation

Whenever you find yourself in a stressful situation, you may notice that your muscles become tense in response to the trigger. To combat this reaction, you can try engaging in muscle relaxation. This technique requires you to deliberately tense each muscle group and then relax it slowly. The purpose of this exercise is to help you become aware of the difference between tension and relaxation, which can teach you how to relax whenever you’re caught up in stressful circumstances.

Taking a Bath or Shower

There are few things more relaxing than coming home to a refreshing bath or shower. Hopping into the tub is more than just a method to cleanse yourself. By immersing yourself in hot water, you can also relieve tension and relax your muscles. You can further enhance the effects of a hot shower or bath by building a steam shower. Showers that contain extra steam help to raise levels of oxytocin, a hormone that improves interpersonal bonds and fights feelings of depression.

Listening to Music

Have you ever noticed how your mood seems to instantly improve after you put on your favorite song? As it turns out, there is a scientific reason for this phenomenon. Listening to music has been shown to combat symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Calm and slow-paced songs can even decrease your blood pressure and lower your pulse and heart rate. In addition, focusing on the music you’re listening to prevents your mind from racing with stressful thoughts. Whether you play music in your Thermasol shower or in bed before you sleep, this relaxation technique is both enjoyable and highly effective.
Stress is an inevitable part of everyday life, but it can be properly controlled with these relaxation techniques. Remember to be patient with yourself as you try out each method and choose the one that is most appropriate for your needs.

Headbands of Hope


Hi Neighbors!!

We received three different headbands from Headbands of Hope.  Each one is beautiful and unique.  We also have their Beanie Hat, that one of my daughter's claimed the minute it came out of the package.

Let me tell you a little about Headbands of Hope before we share the different bands we received.  Jess is the founder of Headbands for Hope.  Her journey started in college when she did an internship at Disney World as a photographer.  She saw and photographed many children there on wish trips from organizations who donated trips to children with life-threatening conditions. Move forward in time and Jess came up with the idea to create headbands and for every headband sold she donates one to a child with cancer.  Be sure to read the full story on her website.


The Gold Crystal Tie (above), is perfect for a dressy night out or perhaps to a concert.  This piece is very dainty and delicate looking.  The tiny gold wire has beautiful, crystal gems as accents.  They pair so nicely together.  The tie itself is a suede, and is long enough to fit just about any head.


The next headband is the Cabernet Lace Tie.  This is my favorite of the three ties we received.  The delicate looking lace is 1.5 inches wide.  The tie is a burgundy ribbon, perfect for the upcoming holiday season!


The Cafe Diamond is a beaded headband, with an adjustable elastic band.  The back of the beading is lined with velvet for a secure fit.  The adjustable elastic band allows you to adjust from 14" to 20".


This is M's favorite!! She has already worn it, as we have had a spell of chilly weather.  The Oatmeal Confetti Beanie is a slouchy beanie. The different colors woven in, give the look of confetti sprinkled over the beanie.  

Headbands of Hope are carried in stores across the world and have been promoted by many celebrities.  They have donated headbands to every children's hospital in America and 15 countries.  So, if you are interested in giving a gift this year, that will also give a gift to someone else consider gifting your mom, sister, grandmother, or aunt with a beautiful headband from Headbands of Hope.  Or maybe they would prefer a Beanie.  Either way, a child will receive a Headband of Hope for each item purchased.  

So, go check out their website and give them a follow on their social media and tell someone else about Headbands of Hope.
Facebook - HERE
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Thanks for stopping by, where neighbors share!!




Defender Ring



Hey neighbors!!
The Defender Ring is a unique piece of jewelry, also designed to be used for self defense.  You simply remove the beautiful floral top and there is an extremely, small, sharp blade.  You probably would not actually cause major harm with it, but it would definitely break skin and cause bleeding.  Not to mention, it would retain DNA evidence.  It comes in a nice gift box, with a pull string bag for storing your ring.  I know my daughters would LOVE to find this ring under the tree!!


I know my daughters will think this is a great addition to the pocket knives and boot knives they already carry with them when they travel.  A nice thing about the Defender Ring, is obviously, you can wear it anywhere, unlike trying to carry a pocketknife on you.  My daughters regularly attend concerts, where it may not be easy to carry a small knife with them.  This also prevent fumbling in your purse searching.  Your self defense ring is right there on your finger.


The blade itself is 5 mm in length, and 2 mm in diameter.  The tip is very sharp. The band and actual knife are made of stainless steel.  The actual rose is made of 925 sterling silver and is coated with rhodium to protect and give it a nice shine.  The ring tops come in 4 different styles, so you can purchase the others and trade out the look of your ring, by simply unscrewing the one you have on and exchanging it with a different top.

Defender Ring is a unique idea and even if it is never used in self defense, I know my daughters will enjoy wearing the beautiful ring.  

Visit the Defender Ring website, and be sure to follow them on their social media.  
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Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Holiday Gift Guide Posts Start Tomorrow!!



Hey neighbors!!

I am sure many of you have already purchased gifts for the holidays, but if you are one of those like me, who still has some gifts to purchase, or if you haven't even begun yet, then this Guide is for you!!  It will be easy to find, as we have a tab at the top of our page.  We will be sharing some of our old favorites, as well as some "new to us" products.  We will give share our thoughts on these products and include links so you can go look at the websites yourself.  I am going to include links to their social media pages, so you will be able to follow them, and see if they are offering any specials for the holidays.  So keep an eye out, because we have a lot to share!!




Monday, October 28, 2019

Problems Millions of Children Face Each Day

The modern technological world is an amazing place filled with innovative comforts and advancements – but only for some. Millions of children fight each day just to stay alive in a world they find filled with obstacles. Here are just three of the many problems millions of children face every day.

Water

Children throughout the world lack clean water. When they do find a water source, it is often filled with bacteria, larvae, or animal feces. The kids are even forced to share watering holes where animals are bathing as children are drinking the water. There are charities that focus on bringing clean water to those youngsters. If you have a few extra dollars each month, save a child.

Food

In a world filled with so much abundance and prosperity, it is difficult to believe that children lack ample food, but it is true. There are over 16 million American children that go to school hungry every day. Although those starving children may have one meal a day during the school year, what about the children that aren’t in school yet – and the babies. Donate to a food bank if you can.

Homelessness

They may be invisible, but there are homeless children that live a transient life filled with lack. The children often don’t go to school, can’t read or write, and they lack basic social skills. What will become of the millions of homeless kids? When Eyal Gutentag heard about the homeless children in Los Angeles, his charity sprang to action to help. You can help too by making a donation to a shelter or charity.
Children are supposed to be the hope of the future, but if they are not given the basic requirements of life, there is no future for many of them. Your world may be filled with amazing modern advancements and tech toys, but for millions of children, the day simply means finding enough food to eat and a warm place to stay out of the horrible weather. Can you help?