Thursday, March 14, 2019

Top Wing Eggcellent Missions



Hey neighbors!!

Here is another GREAT DVD set for your young ones.  Top Wing Eggcellent Missions is from Nickelodeon and Paramount.  This series released on DVD on March 5th with a suggested retail price of $10.99.

Young fans can join the Top Wing cadets on 8 egg-citing missions!!  They will save Sandy Stork's eggs, recover their vehicles from Cheep and Chirp's cousins and so much more.  Including are some fun stickers! Run time is 97 minutes.

Top Wing: Eggcellent Missions
Episode List
1. Top Wing's Eggcellent Rescue
2. The Great Flash Wing Rescue
3. Chicks on the Loose
4. Cadet for a Day
5. Beaver Dam Rescue
6. Rod's Beary Brave Save
7. Rod Cockadoodle Didn't
8. Rooster Brewster

What little one would not enjoy watching this adorable birds as they race to the rescue.  You can find Top Wing Eggcellent Missions on Amazon.

Enter the giveaway below for the Top Wings Eggcellent Missions DVD set.

I received this DVD set for review purposes all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Easing the Stress of Business Travel for People with Diabetes

Business travel can be an annoyance for anyone. If you suffer from diabetes, this can be an extra load of stress on what is likely already a stressful work situation. Business trips have many unpredictable factors that can affect your diabetes management plan and how you control your blood sugar on a day-to-day basis. Disruptions due to transportation delays, unplanned meals, long gaps between meals, environment, increased workplace stressors, and available personal time can all have an effect on your health. However, there are certain steps you can take to stick to your routine, feel prepared, reduce stress, and make sure you keep your blood glucose levels on track even while traveling.
Let People Know
You should always let your airline, flight attendants, colleagues, and business partners know that you have diabetes, so that they understand if you need to step away to test or eat a quick snack, or in case your blood sugar falls dangerously out of range and you need assistance. The more people around you are familiar with your condition, the more comfortable you can feel that you’ll be able to receive the specific care you need if you have a hypoglycemic or hyperglycemic episode.
Taking Precautions for Travel with Insulin
If you require insulin infusions to control your blood sugar, you may have to take special precautions when traveling for business. Contact the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and your airline before your trip to find out about the latest guidelines and requirements for those traveling with medications and medical supplies. It is usually recommended that all pharmaceuticals are properly labeled and bagged separately for screening at the airport. The airline may have extra tips for air travel and may be able to refrigerate your insulin if necessary.
Considering an Insulin Pump
If you travel regularly for work, it may be a good idea to consider switching to a rechargeable insulin pump to avoid the regular injections while traveling or in important business meetings. You can schedule regular basal doses to keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day, and easily administer bolus, or one-time, injections at meal times. This can take away some of the stress of preparing your insulin supplies and coordinating injections throughout the day, giving you more time to focus on tasks at work and be more present during your personal time at home. An added bonus is that there’s no need to remove the pump during security screenings; you can just let your TSA officer know and elect for a hand screening.
Staying in Control of Your Blood Sugar
Don’t forget to stay in control of your blood sugar even when busy. Make time to check your blood sugar levels regularly and make any necessary adjustments as recommended by your doctor. Changes in eating patterns, physical activity, and environment can send your blood glucose levels out of range quickly. Beware of time zone changes and consult with your doctor about the best way to adjust your schedule based on the length of your trip, location, and diet and physical activity while traveling.
Preparing for Dietary Changes
It may be necessary to take precautions involving your diet during travel. Keep an abundance of snacks handy and be vocal about planning meals ahead of time. Setting alarms on your phone for snacks and meals can also be a good reminder, help keep you on track, and prevent you from a dangerous hypoglycemic event.
Before You Go
Stress and anxiety associated with travel can often be eased by simply feeling like you’re prepared before you go. Try making a list of things you need to do before your trip: doctor’s appointments (to discuss any relevant concerns), anything you need to research (like current TSA requirements or airline policies), any specific items to prepare for the trip (a carry-on bag with labels for your insulin and snacks), and what to pack at least three to four days before departing. That way, you have plenty of time to get everything done and research any last-minute concerns without feeling rushed.
Speak to Your Doctor
If you have any questions about traveling with diabetes, speak to your doctor before you leave and make sure that your doctor is aware if your job requires that you travel frequently for work. He or she will be able to answer questions and provide additional tips or precautions to keep in mind.


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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

When Your Child Needs a Plastic Surgeon



Hey neighbors!!

No one ever wants to think about their child being in an accident that results in the need for a plastic surgeon.  Unfortunately, sometimes the unexpected happens.  Whether from a car accident, sporting accident or perhaps getting burned, you may need to seek out a cosmetic surgeon. Another reason where you may be in need of a plastic surgeon is when a child is born with a birth defect that requires plastic surgery.

My husband had a close friend in his teen years who required plastic surgery due to a bicycle accident.  They were out riding bikes together and the sidewalk ended in a large drop.  My husband saw it, yelled, and veered to the side, but his friend went over the edge.  His parents claim that my husband's quick actions saved his life.  When my husband approached he was face down, not moving so he nudged him with his foot thinking he was joking around.  When he did not respond my husband rolled him over and by doing this he was able to breath.  Medics arrived and he was transported to the local hospital.  He needed a couple of surgeries to repair the damage done to his face.  He ended up being the best man at our wedding.

As stated above, some children need surgery after they are born with a birth defect to correct things like a cleft palate or cleft lip.  It could be extra digits or a missing digit on the hand, or webbed fingers.  One of my sons actually had a tiny extra fingertip that was removed right after birth.  His only had connective tissue, not cartilage or bone, so they were able to tie it off and allow it to fall off by itself.  He has a little scar on his pinkie finger that shows where it was attached.  He sort of thinks it is fun to share that story.  No matter whether it is major or minor, there are often situations that require medical attention shortly after a child is born.

Now, as a general rule, I am not for cosmetic surgery just because someone is unhappy with how they look, but, there are some cases where plastic surgery should be considered.  This will be up to the individual and their parent.  Some instances where teens desire to change their looks are nose jobs because of a deformity or breathing problems.  Not all are for their looks.  Perhaps their ears seem too large for their head and they have been picked on and called names.  This is not a decision to make spur of the moment or without a lot of discussion and research.  There are some studies that now show that plastic surgery does not always help in cases where teens are looking to improve their self esteem.

Whatever you decide be sure to do research on the actual plastic surgeon.  You want to find someone who is ethical and who knows what he/she is doing.  You are looking for someone who is going to give good advice, not just rush you into a decision for a surgical procedure.  If possible speak to others who have already gone through the procedure and get their view.

Although this is a sensitive subject to some, parents need to make the choice that they feel is right for their child.  Thank you for stopping in.  Please feel free to leave a comment below.



Nancy Drew Is Coming Back!

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Hey neighbors!!

As a young girl I read all the old Nancy Drew books and even watched the old tv show.  My daughters have since read all the original Nancy Drew books as well as played all the computer games that were released.  We actually used to play the computer games as a fun girl's night and work together to solve the mystery.

Well, a new Nancy Drew Movie is being released in theaters March 15th. It is Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase.  I am really hoping they keep this clean and appropriate for families. You know, the way Nancy Drew should be.

After the death of his wife, Carson Drew decides to leave Chicago behind and make a fresh start with his daughter 16-year-old daughter Nancy in River Heights. Nancy is asked by Flora to help solve the ghostly activity at her home, the Twin Elms mansion. Can she help explain the creaking footsteps, exploding lightbulbs and the ominous creature? Is it the handiwork of high-school bully Derek Barnes? Or is it possible that the ghost of original owner Malcolm Colfax is back for revenge? Recruiting her best friends George and Bess, along with local “mean girl” Helen, Nancy Drew is on the case!

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase stars:

Sophia Lillis (IT and “Sharp Objects”) as Nancy Drew

Sam Trammell (“True Blood” and “This is Us”) as Carson Drew (Nancy’s father)

Linda Lavin (“The Good Wife” and Alice) as Flora

Andrea Anders (“Joey” and “Better Off Ted”) as Hannah (Nancy’s Aunt)

Laura Slade Wiggins (“Shameless”) as Helen

Zoe Renee (“The Quad”) as George

Mackenzie Graham (The Purge) as Bess





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• In the Mystery Match Video Puzzle, use your mouse to click + drag puzzle pieces to unlock clips from the film.
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- Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase - film t-shirt
- Nancy Drew Escape Room Sticker Sheet (4"x6")
- Nancy Drew - Earbuds & pouch


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Monday, March 11, 2019

Peter Rabbit Springtime Collection!


Hi Neighbors!!

Look at this wonderful collection that I received for review.  It is Peter Rabbit Springtime Collection from Nickelodeon and Paramount.

Peter Rabbit is hopping onto a brand-new DVD collection, Peter Rabbit Springtime Collection 2-Pack, available February 5, 2019. This special two-disc repackage features Peter Rabbit and Peter Rabbit: Spring Into Adventure!, and is jam-packed with fluffy fun-filled tales. Fans can watch as Peter Rabbit and his friends spring into action for exciting farm and seasonal adventures. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Peter RabbitSpringtime Collection 2-Pack will be available on DVD February 5, 2019 for the suggested retail price of $9.99.

There are two DVDs in this collection that contains 15 stories.  Spring has Sprung!! Allow your child to enjoy watching Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny and Lily Bobtail as they go on exciting adventures.

Peter Rabbit:
The Tale of the Radish Robber
The Tale of Two Enemies
The Tale of the Greedy Fox
The Tale of the Secret Treehouse
The Tale of Benjamin's Strawberry Raid
The Tale of the Lying Fox
The Tale of the Angry CatThe Tale of Mr. Tod's Trap

Peter Rabbit Spring into Adventure:
The Tale of the Start of Spring
The Tale of the Secret Tree House
The Tale of Benjamin's Strawberry Raid
The Tale of the Mystery Plum Thief
The Tale of the Dash in the Dark
The Tale of the One Who Got Away
The Tale of the Runaway Kites

Seeing the adorable characters from Beatrix Potter's stories brought to life was fun even for me.  I have a feeling B is going to LOVE watching these adorable little rabbits and their friends. I can't wait to see his face.

We are being allowed to host a giveaway for one US/CAN neighbor to win their very own Peter Rabbit Springtime Collection.

I received this collection for review purposes.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Paw Patrol A Pawsome Collection




Hey neighbors!!

How many of you have a young child who loves Paw Patrol?  Then I have just recently seen a a set you will want to add to your collection!!  From Nickelodeon and Paramount comes this 3 DVD Paw Patrol Pawsome Collection.

The first DVD is Sports Day.   Watch the pups engage in different sports and competitions.  First off is a basketball game against some catty competitors.  Pup-Fu was interesting because some my family take Tae-Kwon-Do. I won't give the rest away, but there are 4 more exciting adventures n this DVD.
1. Pups Save a Basketball Game
2. Pup-Fu!
3. Pups Save the Mayor's Race
4. Pups Save a Snowboard Competition
5. Pups Save the Soccer Game
6. Air Pups

Second is Meet Everest. In this DVD you will meet the newest Paw Patrol member Everest, a snow pup!  See her in action as she races to the rescue in the 7 shows on this pup filled DVD. Love the adorable face.
1. The New Pup
2. Pups and the Big Freeze
3. Pups Save the Deer
4. Pups Make a Splash
5. Pups Save a School Day
6. Pups and the Trouble with Turtles7. Pups Save a Flying Frog

And the last DVD is Marshall and Chase on the Case.  This DVD has 8 fun-filled adventures. In the first adventure Alex goes too fast on his SuperTrike and the pups have to step up and help rescue him. Follow Marshall and Chase as they race to the rescue in:
1. Pups Pit Crew
2. Pups Fight Fire
3. Pups Save a Hoedown
4. Pups Save Alex
5. Pups Save a Monkey
6. Pups Save a Hoot
7. Pups and the Lighthouse Boogie
8. Pups Save Ryder

This DVD Collection was released February 5th and is already on the shelves at most department stores.  I saw the Paw Patrol Pawsome Collection in our local Walmart. Paw Patrol Pawsome Collection can also be found on Amazon.

My grandson is going to love watching this collection of Paw Patrol adventures.  He really loves watching Paw Patrol. This will give him something to do on his trip to see his aunt.

I personally like that a lesson is taught in the Paw Patrol adventures.  And this set includes 21 episodes. That is a lot of entertainment!!

One neighbor, US or Canada only, has the opportunity to win the Paw Patrol Pawsome Collection in this giveaway!! Hurry up and enter!!

I received this collection for review purposes only.  All thoughts and opinions offered are my own.



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Some Things You Need To Have a Great Day at the Beach


It's the first beautiful day of summer, and you are ready to go soak up some rays. You have your sunglasses and swimsuit, but what are you forgetting? Here is a list of some other things you need to make your day at the beach easy and comfortable.

1. Safety Kit

Even the most idyllic locations can pose some dangers. A Red Cross first aid kit would be ideal. A safety kit for the beach should, at minimum, contain sunscreen, antiseptic wipes, bandages and bug spray. 

2. A Place to Sit

A towel is a given for a beach outing, but why stop there? A portable chair can increase your lounging comfort, and an umbrella can provide a little bit of shade when you have caught your fill of basking in the sun.  Or you might prefer a large blanket to recline on.

3. Appropriate Footwear

Your sneakers may seem comfortable in the car ride to the beach, but they may get too hot as the day progresses. Instead, you can wear your Pali Hawaiian Shoes when you're not running barefoot into the surf.

4. Entertainment

The idea of lying on the beach, doing nothing all day, may sound like bliss, but at some point you may want to have something to do. You can bring the new novel you've been meaning to read. If you are at the beach with a group, consider bringing a Frisbee or a volleyball and net.

5. Plenty of Water

Staying hydrated is important all the time, but it is especially necessary when you are spending a day outside in the sun. You can bring a cooler filled with individual water bottles or one gallon per person with reusable bottles you can fill throughout the day. 
Hanging out on the beach all day can be fun no matter what you do. Being more prepared with creature comforts can help make it even better, though.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Responsibilities of Owning a Horse



Every little girl dreams of one day owning a horse.  I know I did.  I pictured my self sharing a close bond with this special horse that could do amazing acts like Roy Roger's Trigger or the Lone Ranger's Silver.  I watched all those old westerns and couldn't wait to have a horse of my own.

I read every horse book I could get my hands on.  I read both fiction and non-fiction.  I owned all the Black Stallion books.  Misty of Chincoteague was a favorite and I finally got to is it that island as an adult.  

Finally the day came when I was allowed to own my own horse.  Well, she was actually a pony, but that is just a minor point.  We brought her home and I spent all day with her.  We lived in a small community on 5 acres.  We had limestone roads, and back then I could wander for hours by myself and with other friends on horseback.  There were some sand dunes nearby and we loved to take the horses out there.

I did learn that a lot of work comes with owning a horse.  I mean you have to groom your horse regularly, brushing them and combing out their mane and tail.  Occasionally they need a bath.  Their hooves need to be checked regularly and you should know how to use a hoof pick for cleaning their hooves.  Unless you are a blacksmith you need to have one come out and trim their hooves.  Mine did not wear shoes, because we were not on a lot of hard surfaces.  Then you have to clean their stalls.  And of course they must be fed and watered daily.  We had a huge barrel for water that needed to be emptied and scrubbed on a regular basis.  

You also may need horse insurance.  If you intend to compete in horse shows, jumping, gymkhanas and the like, there is always the possibility of an injury.  Of course just owning a horse period comes with the chance of needed to call a vet for an illness or injury.  Often times these visits are not inexpensive, so having insurance in place will help.

We actually moved twice with my pony.  Once from Florida to Pennsylvania, where I had to board her, and then another time we moved back to Florida.  Eventually I outgrew Tammy and I found her a good home with a family with some little girls who also had a dream of owning a horse one day.  

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Why Would You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney?



Hey neighbors!!

Ok, to get this post started you may need a criminal lawyer if you have committed a crime.  I am assuming most people reading on my site are not criminals with the need of a criminal defense attorney, but I suppose anything is possible. If you have committed a crime you obviously need the services of an attorney.  But are there any other times a criminal lawyer is needed?  Why might a law abiding citizen need a criminal defense attorney?

First of all, you can commit a crime unknowingly or at least without knowing the facts.  There are situations where you can actually be guilty with out knowing it until you are confronted. This would be the case where someone has a physical relationship with a minor, not knowing that the person is a minor.  Then next thing they know they are being charged with a crime.  This is a very good reason for staying pure until the marriage vows have been said.  I would say in most  cases like this you will want an experienced lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the law and who will be able to give you the best defense possible.  Just because you were not aware of the law, does not give you a free pass to not be charged.

Next there are cases of self defense and/or protecting someone else.  If you are caught in an altercation with someone breaking in to your home or trying to rob you on the street or a carjacking, then you might need to respond in self defense or even resort to using a weapon, in which case someone could be injured or lose their life.  Even in cases like this, where it is clear to you why you responded a certain way, you could still be brought up on charges and find yourself in need of a criminal lawyer.  They will know if you have a good chance of having the charges dropped because they will know the laws and what specifically applies to your case.  Some states allow you to answer force with equal force, while others allow you to respond with whatever it takes to stop the law breaker.

I want to mention a case here that I read about where a young man is in prison for murder, when he did not kill anyone.  There are actually four people who ended up in prison, but I want to focus on this young man.  At 16 years f age while out with some friends they decided to break into a home and steal.  They assumed the homeowner was not home because his vehicle was not in the driveway.  Unfortunately they were not correct.  The homeowner was home and used a weapon to defend himself and his home.  One of the young men was killed by the homeowner.  The law in Indiana allowed them to be brought up on order charges because someone was killed while they were committing a felony.  Since that time, three of the young men had the murder conviction reversed and were to go on trial again on lesser charges.  They are known as the Elkhart Four.  You can read more about this, here.

You can also be falsely accused of committing a crime.  While these cases are less likely to happen, they still do occur.  You hear of people who have actually been sent to prison, who at a later date are found not guilty and they are released.  Although as I said this does not happen on a regular basis, should it happen, you will want a good criminal defense lawyer.


Last of all, you may need a lawyer for a family member or someone you know who has committed a crime.  If they are indeed guilty, then they should face the charges for what they did, but you will want an attorney who can help them receive a fair trial.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Facts About Green Burials



Facts About Green Burials 

One of the unusual things that is really catching on in the green movement and also in the funeral industry is the idea of a "green burial," also known as a natural burial. It are called this because it are more environmentally responsible than traditional funerals. 

Here are some expert facts about them that you may want to know before considering them for the future. When choosing a green casket, the casket will be biodegradable. This means it will decay and return to the earth.  They do not add any additional toxins to the planet and they are usually produced in a manner which is carbon neutral, meaning they also do not add pollution to the environment. This is in direct contrast to traditional caskets which can take hundreds if not thousands of years to decompose, especially if these caskets are made with any kind of metal components. 


If you are being buried in a green cemetery or a natural cemetery, it is required that you use a green casket or a shroud to be buried in the grave. These types of cemeteries will not allow for the use of outer burial containers that are not green. This is done because many feel that it keeps the natural environment in check and maintains the balance that naturally exists. 

There is also the fact that when a body is embalmed, it is literally doused in very toxic chemicals. Traditionally people had the attitude of who cares, they are dead anyway. But they never took into consideration the fact the people working in funeral homes who handle these bodies could be harmed by the chemicals in the bodies, as well as when they handle the fluid itself. 


As you can see there are many things to consider when thinking about a green burial Riverside IL. If this is something you or a loved one would be interested in do the research. You should be able to find plenty of information online and by calling a funeral home to be able to make a well-informed choice.