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Buying Food Online or In Store

There are many factors to consider surrounding the choice of where you should buy your food. A substantial number of people prefer to buy food online while others prefer to visit the store. Regardless of your preferences, there comes a time when you have to make a choice to buy your groceries online or visit the store. Advantages of Buying Food Online Buying food online will save you the time you would have spent driving to the store and wandering all the aisles to locate what you need. Online all you have to do is order from the comfort of your home, and the store will have it delivered to your doorstep. You might also see new  foods  that you will want to add to the list of items you were going to purchase. This way you will ensure you buy everything you need. If you are shopping for groceries for a week or month, it might be challenging to shop in store. However, when you order online, the burden will be taken off your shoulder since the food will be delivered to your doorstep. Dis

Shopping Sam's Club

 Hi neighbors! The nearest Sam's Club is about 1 hour away, so we often plan a once a month trip to pick up everything on our list.  We shop Sam's for groceries, paper supplies, bottled water (our water quality here is bad, so we go through a lot of water), and other monthly needed supplies.  We also shop Sam's for those other not monthly needed items.  We have been Sam's members for many years and have purchased several computers, a sound system, movie projector (my husband used this in the ministry), blank CD's, printers and such. I am one of those people who seldom pay full price for anything.  I will usually wait for an item to go on sale or be marked down at a deep discount before making a purchase.  For example we saw a specific couch set when they first put them on display.  My husband commented that he thought it was really nice and might work in our living room.  We had no thought of purchasing at the original price, so we took measurements to make sure it

Shopping Hobby Lobby!

 Hey neighbors!! How many of you LOVE to shop at Hobby Lobby? I know I do and so do my girls!That was one of the first stores we visited after stores started opening again this year after lockdown. This was one of our happy places!  Hobby Lobby had been closed for several months, so they were literally clearing out a lot of product at deeply discounted prices. We brought home bag after bag of home decor.  One of my daughters started buying from their baking supplies, pans, cake stand, etc. The picture below shows some of the home decor in our recently refinished bathroom! Once that slowed down, and I literally mean slowed down, because we were going to Hobby Lobby 1-2 times a week, we went back to our regular Hobby Lobby shopping.  We had 4 Hobby Lobby stores within 2 hours of us.  Now we go about once a month, unless we take a girls trip. One thing I highly recommend, is if you only need one item and you do not want to spend a lot, go straight to that item, grab it, pay and leave the

Amazon - Coupons and Deals from Slickdeals

 Hey neighbors!! I am presently doing some last minute gift shopping.  I am looking for gifts that can be delivered in the next day or two.  We are Amazon Prime members, so this should not be too hard to accomplish.  One of the best things is, I can choose to have it delivered directly to the person I am purchasing it for.  Cuts down on the extra time of getting it here and then shipping it out again.  Many items have gift options, where they can wrap the item.  I usually just choose the option to include a message. I have already sent a package to my secret sister and we have a few other gifts shipping out today, that will arrive no later than Tuesday.  My daughter even shipped a sort of gag gift to a friend in Florida! He fishes a lot and complains about the dolphins, so she sent a stuffed dolphin! It was supposed to arrive today!! Can't wait to hear his response! I always check out the daily deals on Amazon, but it is really nice when you can find an extra discount.  Slickdeals

Benefits to Educational Toys in Young Kids

It goes without saying that the main function of a teacher is to teach children a wide range of different subject matters. There are many ways that a teacher can achieve this goal. It is not always with books and lessons that teach students the best lessons. Educational toys, which can be purchased easily at a teachers supply store , have been proven to provide many benefits to a child. When children play, they can learn, and that becomes an important part of development. A child can learn additional skills, including problem-solving, conflict resolution, fine motor skill development, creativity, and independence.  Educational toys can help give a boost to the IQ of kids. They can help improve coordination, memory, literacy, and identification. Learning with toys is a fun way for kids to learn and not even realize it. Some educational toys are tied to specific senses such. A toy with bright lights can improve the sense of sight. Toys that have sounds can improve the sense of hearing.

A Christmas Conversation With Rachel Boston

   Mercy:  Favorite Christmas Tradition? Rachel: Singing O Holy Night on Christmas Eve by candlelight with my family.   Mercy Favorite Christmas memory? Rachel Flying to Hawaii with my grandmother.  Mercy: Favorite Christmas movie? Rachel: It’s a Wonderful Life  Mercy: Favorite Christmas song?  Rachel: Silent Night  Mercy: Must-have Christmas food? Rachel: Cookies! All the cookies.  Mercy: White or green Christmas? Rachel: Ohhhh ... some of both? Mercy: Can you share a little bit about your upcoming Christmas movie?  Rachel: It’s a modern day fairytale. I play an art teacher and my father owns a carousel restoration company. Out of the blue we get a call to restore a carousel in Ancadia. So we go and I meet an artist, and it turns out he’s a prince.  Courtesy of Hallmark Channel Mercy: Any behind the scenes/ on set stories you can share?  Rachel: We filmed in Canada and we’re all in quarantine for two weeks when we first got there. And this little bird came to visit me everyday. It was

Still Gift Shopping? Razor Hovertrax!

 Hi neighbors! Razor has many exciting items for children and teens.  They have Kick Scooters, Electric Scooters, Hoverboards, Skateboards, Trikes, Skates and more.  They of course also sell accessories. Ours is the Hovertrax Black Label . Designed for ages 8 and up, it has a maximum weight of 176 lbs.  The charge last approximately 40 minutes with a maximum speed of 9 mph. There are two 150 watt motors. We received a black one, but you can also choose purple. The Hoverboard comes with a few choices of grip tape so you can customize it somewhat. The wheel hubs light up as well as the front of the Hoverboard. As always be sure to practice safety when riding the Hovertrax.  The system has Razor's EverBalance Technology to help first time users. I have a feeling there are a lot of youths and teens who would love to unwrap a Razor Hoverboard this year! Thank you again for stopping in.  Be sure to click on the Holiday Gift Guide at the top of the page to view other gift ideas!

Highkey for the Holidays

 Hi All, Many of you are aware that I am diabetic.  I was diagnosed about 10 years ago and have thus far controlled it through diet.  I get so excited when I find products that are designed to be low carb or Keto.  This allows me to expand what I can eat, or even have as snacks.  I have been waiting for my Highkey products to arrive.  I wanted to get this post up right away, so we have not actually used the baking products yet.  I immediately tried the Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies .  They are in a 2.25 oz. bag that contains approximately 2 servings.  Now, many times "special" foods do not taste the greatest, but these cookies are good! Even my husband liked them.  He finished off the few I left in the bag.  FOMO NO MO' and yes, I had to look it up! Apparently foam means fear of missing out. Now because of Highkey, I don't have to worry about missing out on great test. I also have their Highkey Protein Cereal in Cocoa flavor.  Just about anything chocolate is good! Th

Four Tips to Take Your Destination Wedding To The Next Level

With a new diamond ring on your finger, it’s time to start planning a wedding. Remember, your wedding is no run-of-the-mill event. It needs to be luxurious, personal, and just a bit over the top. After all, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event for both you and your spouse to be. A destination wedding is a surefire way to have a celebration that is the perfect mix of glamour and excitement. Whether you are thinking of tying the knot on top of a mountain in Colorado or on a beach in Tahiti, these tips will elevate your destination wedding to the next level of luxury. Hire a Wedding Planner and Take a Planning Trip One of the joys of a destination wedding is embarking on a new chapter of life in a new locale. But, your wedding trip should not be the first time you visit the area. You will need to hire your wedding planner at least 10 – 12 months in advance , which makes this the perfect time frame for a planning trip. Schedule a face-to-face meeting with your planner and spent the time tog

The Loneliness Solution by Jack Eason

 Hi Neighbors! 2020 has truly turned into one of "those years".  It has affected everyone in one way or another.  Many have been at home for months, with little contact with family and friends.  I know we have missed our nursing home ministry, where we have been some of the only visitors some of those patients have.  For many loneliness has become a way of life.  Even with technology, it just is not the same.  Alcoholism, depression and suicide have all risen this year and I personally believe that much of it is due to lack of personal interaction with others.  So, I was pretty excited to get a chance to read The Loneliness Solution by Jack Eason. Although the book is not written with 2020 in mind, it certainly applies. He discusses how we have allowed social media making us feel connected to the world, that in fact we are more lonely because it really is not genuine friendships. Don't get me wrong, there are some people I only know through social media and I consider th

Top Reasons to Hire A Shipping Company for Business Shipping

Regardless of the size of your business, shipping is a crucial part of merchandising. Importing and exporting are vital components for most companies. What more, if your business is based globally, reaching your customers may become an issue, and this is why most companies eagerly invest in shipping companies. If you are yet to make this move, the benefits of hiring a shipping company Toronto will convince you. Timely delivery If you are wary of losing good clientele because your order never reaches on time, you should consider seeking shipping services. A legit shipping company will ensure that your order reaches your customers on time by hiring skilled and trained agents, incorporating broad area coverage with multiple locations, and instituting strong internal networking. Reliability and security Safely shipping goods is a major cause of concern for most businesses. However, transporting goods both locally and internationally doesn't have to be a reason to worry when you can

Refinancing the Mortgage on Your Home

 Hey neighbors!! Now, that most of the holiday shopping is over and we have time to look closer at our finances we are considering refinancing the mortgage on our home.  We really did not overspend, but with everything going on this year my husband thought he it would be a good idea to look into refinancing in 2020 .  My son, who worked at a credit union said he recommended checking into our options to refinance. So, my husband has been checking in to a few different avenues we could go with.  One is working with the bank we already are financed through and getting a lower rate.  They said they should be able to help us with that.  He is also looking into outside options through other companies.  We have found a mortgage calculator that will help figure payments and that will help us to make a good choice if we do refinance. This calculator is handy even if you are doing your first mortgage.  You simply enter all the necessary information and it will figure out payments for you.  Ther

How to Match Christmas Gift Baskets to the Recipient

Christmas gift baskets are one of the most popular choices for gift-giving. Gift baskets are appropriate for people of all ages and there’s a wide range of options for filling the baskets. It is important to choose a Christmas gift basket that is suitable to the recipient, such as their likes and dislikes. For instance, if you are sending a gift basket to a vegan friend, you should consider including vegan chocolates instead of traditional chocolates. Here are some ideas on how to choose the ideal gift basket for everyone on your Christmas gift list. Relationship to Recipient The relationship you have to and/or with the recipient is important when choosing what to put in your Christmas gift baskets. For instance, if you are sending a gift basket to a family member or a close friend, you may want to include gifts that are of a higher value. For example, a close friend may prefer to have a variety of vegan chocolates and various tea bags, whereas an office associate may only expect a f

Manly Man Co - Gifts for the Males in Your Life

Hey neighbors! Here is a company that has some really neat gifts for the male member in your family or your circle of friends.   Manly Man Co has Jerky in some pretty amazing flavors, and they are shipped in some of the most unique containers. For example we have a Best Jerky Tactical X-mas Stocking Kit !  It is filled with 7 different types of Jerky, a Manly Man coaster and a Man Card, a unique bottle opener. It is personalized with my husbands name. It is definitely a gift he will remember.  I did pull the two alcohol flavored Jerky as we do not do anything alcohol, but that still leaves him with five new flavors to try.  They also have several other stockings with different flavors of Jerky.  I have a feeling my husband is going to love this! They also have Ammo Can gift sets, Jerky you can personalize with a message, as well as other gift ideas. One thing I have to share though is they have bacon scented wrapping paper! Sound strange? Amazingly enough, it truly smells like bacon.