Thursday, August 15, 2019

Gramma In A Box - Beach Party Treat




Hey Neighbors!!

We have the August Gramma in a Box!! This is a family favorite!!  This month's theme was Beach Party Treats!!  Super fun to make.



As always Gramma in a Box comes prepared for you to jump right in and create some amazing treats.  I love that she includes the recipe cards, as well as a general information card. The first card gives you general information, including what treats you will be making, and the other items you will need to complete the projects.  The actual recipe cards have step by step instructions to make your special treat.  On the back of the card is a list of ingredients with possible allergens, such as wheat and soy for example.



PROJECT ONE
The first project this month was Goldfish Bowls.  This was a really cute idea.  We melted our chocolates, dipped marshmallows into the blue chocolate, dipped the bottom of the marshmallows into crushed graham crackers for sand, and then added colorful Goldfish Crackers to the side.  Pretty neat!!




PROJECT TWO
This was Seashell Pretzels, which my husband thought tasted great!! This one you used the rest of your chocolate, dipped the pretzels in and then added white pearl sprinkles and one chocolate seashell.  And yes, he ate more than one!!




PROJECT THREE
This is one of my favorites, decorating seashell, starfish, and fish shaped cookies.  I LOVED the colors this month.  The icing comes ready for you in a small baggie.  You simply knead it a bit to ensure it is well mixed, then snip the end off a corner of the bag and decorate your cookies.  There is always sprinkles of some type included to add to the top of your cookies.




No matter the age of the children, I have a feeling most families would LOVE receiving a Gramma in a Box.  What a super gift idea this would make for a birthday, or even the upcoming holidays.  Yes, I said it.  I can not believe how fast this year is going.


Gramma in a Box is  so much fun to do each month.  You can use it for your own children or grandchildren.  What a great way for gramma to get to spend some quality time with the grandchildren.  And, from what I hear, a few grandparents have done this using a video call!!

There are some different options for subscribing.  You can purchase just one box for $20 to try it out. Trust me you will enjoy it.  You can also sign up with an auto debit, and your first month will be just $10.  The boxes usually go out the first week of the month, so you must subscribe before then.  She does occasionally change the shipment date a little, like the July Box arrived early enough to do it on July 4th.

Be sure to follow Gramma in a Box on her social media.
Facebook - HERE
Instagram - HERE

Here is some really good news.  One neighbors will be receiving their own Gramma in a Box for September.  The theme will be Back to School.  Be sure to enter and tell others about Gramma in a Box.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Secret Life of Pets 2 Releases on Digital Today!



Hey neighbors!!

I am sure many of you have seen The Secret Life of Pets 2 in theaters, but today it released digitally and August 27th it will release on Blu-ray and DVD.  Be sure to add it to your collection.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them, the families that love them and answers the question: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home? Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with major life changes after Katie’s marriage and the arrival of a toddler, Liam. Meanwhile, Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip. And Snowball (Kevin Hart) believes, despite the other pets’ teasing, that he’s a superhero after his owner starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s been pretending to be.

The film features an all-star voice cast including Patton Oswalt (TV’s “A.P. Bio”), Kevin Hart (Ride Along Series), Eric Stonestreet (TV’s Modern Family), Jenny Slate (Despicable Me 3), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Lake Bell (TV’s Children’s Hospital), Nick Kroll (Sing), Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World), Ellie Kemper (TV’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors series), Bobby Moynihan (TV’s “Saturday Night Live) and Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones franchise) in his first ever role in an animated film as new farm dog, Rooster.



You can find The Secret Life of Pets 2 on social media too!
Facebook: HERE
Twitter: HERE
Instagram: HERE

Brought to you by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Illumination Entertainment. There are loads of bonuses on the Blu-Ray and DVD.  You will find, deleted scenes, mini movies, character pods and more.

Rating: PG for action and some rude humor

Thanks for stopping by today, where neighbors share!!








Monday, August 12, 2019

Kosher Casual Modest Fashion Review and #Giveaway

Modesty and fashion are often seen as being at odds with one another. Many people think dressing modestly means you can't be stylish and vice versa. Our family has always held modesty as being of the utmost importance, and we love finding companies that offer modest options that are cute and feminine as well. One such company that we discovered years ago is Kosher Casual, and they have become one of our favorites for skirts that are feminine, beautiful, and stylish without sacrificing the modesty we desire!

I recently received the Long Flowing Skirt for review, and this quickly became one of my go-to wardrobe pieces. This skirt can literally be worn for any and every occasion! I'm not actually sure what my favorite aspect of the skirt is...the pockets, the versatility, the a-line style, the fabric, or the fact that you can toss it in the washing machine/dryer and it comes out wrinkle free and ready to wear! Seriously, this skirt will become your go-to for everyday wear, running errands, church, and anything in between. I also love that it is available in so many colors. I chose black because that's what I wear the most, but you can choose from blue, purple, green, and many other colors.



This skirt is by far my favorite maxi-style skirt ever. There are so many features that I love. The waistband is an actual elastic waistband, not just a fold-over like most maxi skirts (which I'm always afraid aren't as snug and secure as I'd prefer). It has pockets-yes, pockets! Perfect to hold cash, cards, my mini wallet, gum, etc. The material is slightly heavier weight than other maxi skirts. It's not so heavy it's hot or uncomfortable in summer weather, but it's heavy enough that the skirt is not see-through (another of my pet peeves when it comes to maxi skirts). This skirt also has an actual shape/drape that compliments your body - obviously without being too form-fitting - rather than the standard boxy, shapeless pieces of material that passes for a skirt nowadays. This skirt is perfect for any occasion, be it everyday wear around the house, running errands, or even church! Obviously this style of skirt pairs well with a t-shirt and sandals, but I wore mine for church yesterday with a dressy top and dress sandals, and it was the perfect summer outfit for church!



I highly recommend you check out Kosher Casual's line of stylish modest clothing. They have incredible denim skirts that I love, as well as dresses, tops, and accessories.

Kosher Casual is giving a Long Flowing Skirt to one of our readers!!


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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Descendants 3 Has Released



Hey neighbors!

Descendants 3 released this past week on the 6th.  This is the third in the series of movies, but is the first I have seen.  Remember that this is a teenage musical.  Throughout the movie they burst into song and dance.

The music and dancing are definitely not my cup of tea, but I was impressed that this was kept a G rated film. The stars of Descendants go back to Isle of the Lost to bring back new recruits to join them at Auradon Prep.  There is one scene, that might be scary for young children early in the movie. So, the idea is these are all descendants of Disney villains.  Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay are known as VKs or Villains Kids.  Once again the group of teens must save Auradon.  Will they succeed?  That would be telling.

The DVD Descendants 3 comes with a Blooper Reel, Deleted Scenes and a Short Story: Descendants Under the Sea.  If you have already seen the first two movies in the series, I am pretty sure you will enjoy the 3rd installment.

Thanks for stopping by, where neighbors share!

Friday, August 9, 2019

People Science Recruiting Solutions

Have you ever wondered if your hiring process is truly effective? Do you sometimes think there must be a better way to to find new employees that can fill the necessary positions you have available. Maybe you should consider outsourcing. Let someone else take charge of the tedious job of finding the perfect employee to meet your company's needs. Check out the steps below provided by People Science, you might be surprised how easy it is.


STEP 1: Identifying your organization’s recruiting challenges – “Sore Spots”
Whether your interest is in End to End, Augmentation or Project RPO, all recruiting organizations have specific positions which are more challenging than others. The reasons can be varied but the implications are always frustrating. To make the most of learning how People Science works, we invite you to choose at least one of your most difficult recruiting challenges and move forward in this review with this challenge(s) in mind.


The identification of “Sore Spots” is a good first step in improving the overall success of making hires. In addition, “Sore Spots” are often the best funnels to consider when starting an RPO partnership with People Science.


STEP 2: The Recruiting Continuum
The recruiting continuum depicted here occurs naturally for each recruiting effort.


By identifying the segments of the recruiting continuum and measuring their current effectiveness, we can begin to address what work can be performed by People Science to assist an organization in reaching optimum results.


STEP 3: Self Assessing Your Recruiting Effort
Reading each section of the continuum allows a more objective view of strengths, weaknesses and opportunities


STEP 4: People Science Filling the Gaps
Define and Attract
Recruit
Candidate Processing
Interview
Reporting
Communication


STEP 5: Keeping the Critical Points in the Forefront
Recruit – Match – Measure


People Science’s success has come as a result of our continuous focus on achieving our customer’s objectives. As complex as recruiting has become, reaching optimum efficiency results in better hires, longer retention rates, significant cost reduction and many other advantages.


STEP 6: The Benefits of a Trial Offer
People Science has discovered every RPO relationship is unique. We have found the best way to prepare for a long term relationship is to perform a pilot RPO. Our quick start pilot ENGAGE provides a multitude of benefits and lays the foreground for a well planned and executed partnership.


STEP 7: Contacting People Science
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email: contact@people-science.com

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tips for Choosing a Bedding Store

Hey neighbors!
Has your old bedding become worn out? Does it need to be replaced? If this is the case, you will need to look at places where you will be able to purchase new bedding. There are certainly many stores and websites for you to choose from. It would be in your best interest to do some research in order to explore all of your options, this is just good common sense. The bedding industry is very large and thus provides many options. You should never rush into a selection. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it is time for you to go shopping for new bedding.

1. Research the Bedding Companies
Not all comforters and bedspreads are made with the same materials and quality. This is why it would be in your best interests to get as much information as you can on several of the different companies that make bedding, before making a choice. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by doing this. This will help you to avoid buying bedding that is cheaply made and that will not last. Croscill bedding has a reputation for being one of the best manufacturers of bedding in the world. Check thread counts, material, fill and weight when considering new bedding.
2. Check for a Warranty
There are some bedding companies that offer warranties that cover the cost of repairing or replacing bedding that has been damaged. You would be wise to seek out a company that has a good warranty. The length of the warranties offered by bedding companies can be very different and may not all cover the same issues. Contact the bedding company to get the details about the warranties they offer.
3. Compare Prices
Once you have done some research, you will be ready to start visiting bedding stores. Be sure to look around and see what styles most suit your needs. Find bedding that will go with the decor of your bedroom.  Take your time to shop around, don't jump at the first comforter you see. You might even discover a few good sales if you take the time to look. Paul's Home Fashions has affordable prices.  Remember that costly does not always mean better quality.

4. Know the Store's Return Policy
You should definitely check the deadline that you have to return or exchange the bedding you are decide to buy. You might get the bedding home and find out that it is not as well-made as you thought it was. This is a very common problem when people order things like bedding online. Therefore, verify the amount of time you have to get the bedding back to the dealer. This will save you a lot of problems and prevent the dealer from refusing to issue a refund. The return policy should be on the site, or somewhere in the store.

Thanks for stopping by today!  See you soon, where neighbors share!