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Great Pretenders! #2016HolidayGiftGuide

Hey neighbors! What child does not like to dress up and pretend to be someone else?   Great Pretenders is a GREAT way to assist your chid when they want to play pretend.  They have costumes and accessories for children to dress as knights, princesses, kings, dinosaurs, etc. I still remember the day my two oldest daughters were playing they were someone else.  I called them for lunch and they both ignored me.  After I called a couple times and went back to check on them, I was told I was not calling them by their proper names.  They had each chosen new names for the day! So, Great Pretenders sent me these really nice costumes.  We received the Gold Knight and the Pterodactyl Cape.  I had a friend of ours try them on for us, as they are going to end up as gifts.  He thought they were great, but was a little embarrassed at first. The Pterodactyl Cape has a hood, that has the pterodactyl head on top.  The beak sticks out over your child's forehead.  In a turquoise bl

Enviro-Logs for the Holidays #2016HolidayGiftGuide

Hey neighbors! Starting to feel the chill of winter?  We are.  Today was cold and wet.  If you have a fireplace using Enviro-Logs is perfect for those chilly winter nights, when you just want to sit inside and enjoy the fire. Enviro-Logs are 100% recycled.  They are completely safe and can be used in fireplaces, chimineas and campfires.  These logs burn clean, and you can even safely cook over them.  We are talking toasted marshmallows and s'mores!  They are great in emergency situations too! Enviro Logs Firelogs emit: 30 percent less greenhouse gases  80 percent less carbon monoxide  86 percent less creosote Enviro-Logs also have fire starters, which are great for camping, hiking, or even tailgating.  They are an easy way to start a fire.  These starters burn for approx. 20 minutes.  They come in 8 start or 24 start packages. FireStarters: Up to 20 minutes of burn time  Tall and consistent flames  Can light damp firewood  Leaves no mess to clean up So

Holiday Drinks Made Easy With Torani! #2016HolidayGiftGuide

How many of you enjoy all the holiday beverages that come out during the fall and winter? Yes, my hand is raised! From the beginning of September when Pumpkin Spice makes its annual debut, to as long as our local Starbucks carries the ingredients for peppermint white mochas, caramel creme brûlée and any of their other holiday drinks, I make frequent stops. Well, I actually make frequent stops any time of year, because, I have to admit it - I'm kind of a gourmet coffee addict. Yes, all those "froufrou" drinks some coffee drinkers turn their noses up at. I do enjoy a good cup of black coffee, but I also love some good "frou-frou"! However, when you want to enjoy these coffees every day, it gets expensive. Don't worry though, there's an alternative - and it makes for wonderful holiday party beverages, as well as the perfect gift for any coffee addicts on your gift list! Torani Syrups offers everyone the possibility of becoming a barista at home, and you

Five New Puppy Essentials

So you have just made the best decision you will ever make: you have purchased a puppy! First of all, I would like to congratulate you, and send my best wishes to your new puppy. He/she is probably the cutest thing that you have ever set your eyes upon, and is undoubtedly set to be pampered with every product you can find in your nearest pet store. However, before you go to the pet store and spend more money than you will care to admit at a later date, ensure that you are buying things that your new puppy need. Below is a list of five essential items to buy your new puppy. Collar and microchip Photo Source: Pixabay In the same way you bring a form of identification everywhere you go, a new puppy needs to do this too. On the off chance that your puppy finds his/her way out of your house or the back yard, ensure that they can be found and brought back home safely by purchasing an identifying dog collar and have your puppy microchipped. On the identifying dog collar, incl

You Need To Read This If You Want Clean Furniture And Appliances

Keeping your house clean can be a pain, especially when you’ve got lots of furniture that needs cleaning in separate ways. Sofa’s and chairs need a different type of cleaning to wooden furniture or your carpet. Here we have some great ways to keep different types of  furniture spotless. The effects of your spring clean have likely well worn off so why not try these new tips to clean your home. Keep your Upholstery Looking Clean You’d be surprised by what you need to do and how easy it can be to keep your upholstery looking good . All you need to do is invest in a good vacuum. Hoover it once a week and you’ll keep the dust off. Make sure you keep fluffing the pillows so they don’t become too sunkun and also flip them to keep any springs even. It may also be worth purchasing stain protection from your retailer, especially if you have kids. This even applies to leather lounge suites, because although leather is easier to clean it can still stain.The quality matters too, if you p

Sugar Babies Hot Cocoa Giveaway

Sugar Babies Hot Cocoa Creamy Chocolate Mixed with Gooey Caramel You'll Fall In Love With This Delicious Candy All Over Again! ​ Sweet, rich, and overflowing with caramelly goodness, Sugar Babies have been an  American favorite  since the 1930’s. Brew up a cup of this cocoa and savor the chewy caramel treat’s smooth, slow-cooked caramel and candy taste in your favorite mug. ​​ Want to know what I thought of Single Serve Hot Cocoa Experience? See My Complete Review HERE ! ​ How would you like a chance to try this Hot Cocoa for  FREE ? If you said YES! You're in luck! Thanks to this awesome sponsor, FOUR lucky readers will win a 40 Count Box of  Sugar Babies  Single-Serve Hot Cocoa for their K-Cup Brewer. Enter on the widget below for your chance to win. Remember the more entries you do the better your chances are to win! Welcome To The Sugar Babies Hot Cocoa  Giveaway Dates: November 28, 2016 at 12:01 am EST through December 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm E

Fantastic Bedroom Decor Tips That Can Help You Sleep Better

Photo: Pexels We all know how important a good night’s sleep is. It can help us feel fresh as a daisy the following day and ready to face whatever the world may throw at us! So there is no wonder that so many of us are trying to improve our sleep patterns and habits. But there is still one part of life that many people overlook when they are trying to get a good night’s sleep. Did you know that your bedroom’s decor plays a big part in how well you sleep? Get it right, and you will be able to enjoy your beauty sleep every night. Get it wrong, and you may experience endless sleepless nights! So, are you ready to change your bedroom decor for the better? Here are some fab tips to help you. Change Your Lighting Do you only have one light right in the middle of your bedroom? That could be too bright, as it will be bathing all your room in its light. It would be much better if you used some industrial adhesives and bonding to attach sconce lighting. These can keep the br

Ornaments.com Personalized Ornaments #2016HolidayGiftGuide

Hey neighbors! Do any of you purchase a special ornament for each year?  We started a year or so ago.  So, when I had the opportunity to work with Ornaments.com I was really excited.  It was difficult to decide which one to choose.  They have so many unique and specialized ornaments to choose from!  They have family, inspirational, occupational, music and sports, just to name a few. Many of the ornaments can be personalized with a name and a year.  This makes them perfect for wedding, anniversary, and birth of a baby gifts.  They can be brought out year after year and be enjoyed.  For a child you can have one done each year.  Or you can commemorate each year of marriage. We chose the Woody Wagon .  It is a station wagon, with a Christmas tree on top and six bears with their heads sticking out of the windows.  Since our two sons moved out, this gave us exactly enough bears to have my husband's first name, my name, and the names of the 4 girls, as well as our las

Smell Gas? What To Do If You Suspect You Have A Gas Leak

Image Source https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/29/Pilot_light_flames.jpg Over 200 people a year in the UK go to hospital as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning every year as a result of a gas leak. Poisoning from this gas can kill, mixing with haemoglobin in your blood and preventing you from being able to carry oxygen. Knowing when to spot if you have a leak is difficult. Carbon monoxide is colourless, odourless and tasteless. However, there are ways of noticing it. This post will help you to understand how to tell if you have a gas leak and what to do in the case of an emergency. How to tell there’s a gas leak On some occasions you will be able to smell gas. If not then you may receive several symptoms such as dizziness, nausea and light-headedness. If you go outside for fresh air and the symptoms wear off, then you will know that there is a problem! Some physical checks can be made that may indicate to having a gas leak. When checking the flame, it shou

Squatty Potty #2016HolidayGiftGuide

Hi Neighbors! Ok, I know you are wondering just what this is by the title.  This is one of those unique type gifts.   Squatty Potty is a stool of sorts that you place at the base of your toilet.  The whole idea of the Squatty Potty is that it enables you to go to the restroom in a more natural position. Using the Squatty Potty raises your knees and you feel as if you are squatting rather than seated.  This position is supposed to be a more natural position and allows your intestines/bowels to be in the perfect position for relieving yourself. Do you ever have a hard time using the rest room?  You feel like you need to go, but just can't?  Squatty Potty is designed to assist with that problem.  Now I am sure you are all asking yourselves, is she serious?  Well, I have a Squatty Potty in our bathroom and have tried it.  It does seem unusual at first, but does become a comfortable position over time.  And, yes it does appear to work. I will warn you, that the website

Bible Journaling Kit

Hi Neighbors! Thanks for stopping by today!  I have to share this neat, Bible Journaling Kit.  Do you like to take notes?  Do you enjoy journaling?  You can use this kit to help you get started.  The kit contains: 4 Sheets of word stickers 4 Sheets of alphabet stickers 24 Tab stickers 8 Colored Pencil Twists 1 Journaling pen 1 Pouch with adjustable strap 1 Ruled page protector with lines I want to say right here, I LOVE the journaling pen and the colored pencils.  I enjoy underlining and writing notes in my Bible.  I am not a fan of putting stickers in my Bible, but some may be.  The case is nice too, because it will hold everything, and the elastic strap is adjustable and will fit around your Bible or perhaps the cover page, so you will have your items handy when you need them. You can find the Bible Journaling Kit at: Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/BNBibleJournaling Amazon: http://bit.ly/BibleJournaling Books-A-Million: http://bit.ly/BAMBibleJournali

Modern Moves for a Happier Home

Keeping up with modern life can sometimes be a struggle. You might look up one day and realize that you have fallen behind. One area where this might happen is in your home. You can take a look around and realize that it's out of date. It may have a charming, traditional feel to it, which you enjoy. But there are other ways that it can feel like it's not suitable for a modern lifestyle. Fortunately, making changes to your home doesn't have to be difficult. There are many things you can do to modernize it. And if it's all too much effort, you can always move. Pic from Wikimedia Make Green Moves One of the top ways to get a more modern home is to consider how to make it greener. Some older homes aren't particularly energy-efficient. Luckily, it's not too difficult to change that using a number of methods. If you want a modern home, first consider how you can improve your energy usage. There are several up to date methods you can use to change your