Saturday, February 20, 2021

Whisnants Homecoming Tour!

 Hey all!

Tickets are available for the Whisnants Homecoming Tour!!


You can get them HERE.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Revive America Tour - The Booth Brothers and The Guardians


Hey All!! 

Wanted to share information on a really good concert coming up!! And you can watch it from the comfort of your own home!

Godsey Media Management, in conjunction with THE GUARDIANS and THE BOOTH BROTHERS, announces the “Revive America Tour” ONLINE CONCERT EVENT!

LIVE from Christ Temple Church in Huntington, WV, two of America’s most beloved Southern Gospel groups are coming together for one amazing night of music. This fully produced streaming event will take place on March 9, 2021, at 7pm EST.

Our nation needs HOPE and HEALING more than ever. Don’t miss these great men of God as they gather to sing your favorite Gospel songs, hymns of the faith, and inspirational hits. The Booth Brothers, multiple Trio of the Year and Dove Award winners, have been wowing audiences with their smooth vocals and hearts for ministry for over 20 years. The Guardians bring soaring vocal arrangements and classic appeal with 4 part harmony as they present their #1 Southern Gospel hits and fan favorites.

Scott Godsey of Godsey Media Management says, “We are honored to partner with The Booth Brothers and The Guardians for this premiere event. Their love for God and this nation will be on full display March 9th as they share the most encouraging music in the world. This is a don’t miss event…and thanks to streaming technology, nobody has to miss it!”

You can purchase tickets HERE.

How to Write a Good Story


There’s a story in you somewhere and it’s got to come out. You dream of a career as a published author, but before you get into the business side of things, you’ve got to write a good story. Here are a few pointers to get you started.

Read Your Genre
If you want to write dark fiction for children, read Lemony Snicket, for adults, then read Daniel Handler; bonus points if you know that’s the same person. Read the genre you plan to write, and find your author mentor, but don’t mimic. Be sure to give your story your own voice.

Brainstorm and Mind Map
With or without a solid story idea, take a piece of paper or a blank document on your computer and start writing down everything you can think of that may happen in the story. It’s often helpful to do this on paper so you can literally draw lines to connect related plot points, though there are software that allows you to do this on your computer.

The Famous W’s
Who, what, why, when, and where are your friends. Answer these questions to get started. Who are your characters? What are they doing? Why are they doing it? When and where does the story take place?

Conflict Is a Must
There have to be challenges for your characters; a story with no conflict will not hold anyone’s interest. As best author Daniel Handler says, “If you want a plot to be interesting, then terrible things have to be on the horizon.”

Character Growth
Ultimately your protagonist has to be changed in some way. Whatever experience the character goes through, if there is no lesson learned, no progress in that character’s development the story will be unsatisfying.

Some writers like to have all the above sorted out well before they start writing, while some prefer to wing it and work it out along the way. Either way, these points are all important to keep in mind as you write.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Buying a New Home? Some Things to Consider

 Hey neighbors!!

Are you considering purchasing a home?  Before you do, tae a few moments to consider a few things.  I am no way suggesting you not purchase a home, just make sure it is the wisest choice for you.

1. Location - Location is important.  Is it close to schools, work, and the places you will need to shop? It does not have to be right down the street, but a half hour commute every day in traffic may start to wear on you.  If by driving a little further, you get some other benefits that are important to you then you just need to weigh the choices and make sure it works for everyone.

2. Long Term - Is this somewhere you will be long term? Are you planning on spending years in this town, or is it just a temporary stop on your way to somewhere more permanent? If you are not sure on how long you will be in a specific town, you may want to rent until you know for sure.

3. Condition of the Home -Is the home ready to move in, or are some repairs needed? If there are repairs needed can you do them yourself, or will you have to hire someone? All of this will of course affect what you are willing to pay for a home.  Can you afford the mortgage payments as well as repairs or would you be better off finding another home, or renting short term until a better choice opens up. If there are major repairs needed, consider having someone inspect the home for you.

4. Home Sweet Home - Is this the type of home you want to live in for ever, or is it just the only one you can afford right now? Don't settle on one that is less than you were looking for, too often you will end up unhappy because you gave up certain features you were looking for. Remember, you may not plan on living in the home forever, but make sure you can be happy there.

5. Size - If you are single, or just married and purchasing a home, consider that you might need more space eventually.A spouse, children, pets, etc. may all factor into the size home you are looking for.  Will there be enough bedrooms? Is the dining area large enough? Yard space? More than one bathroom.  Even if you are single, you may want more than one bathroom, a personal one and one for guests. Fenced in yard? 

6. List - Create a list of things you are looking for in a home.  Label things are requirements and a second one wants, but not deal breakers. You may also include a few things that would be a bonus, but not necessary.  Try not to bend on the required list. 


7. Price - Maybe this one should have been near the top, but don't get in over your head.  Budget out ahead of time what you will be able to afford as a monthly payment.  Be sure to consider all the other expenditures you will have to make.  Home insurance and deposits on electricity, sewer, garbage, water, internet will all need to be included in your budget.  Also try to plan to save a little each month for those unexpected repairs. You can't plan for everything, but better to try, than to enter in to a contract and realize you are going to be barely making it by just to pay the mortgage.  Consider using a mortgage calculator to help figure out payments and how much is coming off capital versus interest.  By taking advantage of a calculator, you will be able to make an informed choice.

8. Credit - Get your credit checked in advance, to see if you will qualify for a loan.  There are places online to check your credit score for free. Make sure you look through and see if there are any debts you could pay off to raise your credit score.  Also check for errors and get those removed from your file.  Once this is done, you will have a final score that will give you a good idea where you stand.

Hope this helps someone who is considering purchasing a home.  Remember there is no set time or age to purchase a home.  Remain flexible.  Happy House Hunting!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, February 8, 2021

Top Tips on Small Engine Maintenance

To help avoid regular small engine repair, it is important to follow these simple maintenance tips that can have your engine running smoothly throughout the season. It is always best to maintain a small engine, over having to repair it due to improper care or use.


Change the Air Filter
Always follow the owner’s manual for the frequency of changing the air filter. In severe conditions, an air filter replacement may be required more often. Simply cleaning the air filter by blowing out debris, instead of replacing the filter  can sometimes damage the filter and allow debris and dust to clog the intake system.

Check All Battery Connections
Engines require a good battery just to get them started, let alone to keep them running properly.  Make sure your posts and terminals are clean and tight, so you have a good contact.  And replace your battery when needed.

Check and Change the Oil
The proper maintenance of any outdoor power equipment begins with understanding and maintaining the engine. To do so, make sure to always check the oil level and add more if necessary. Air-cooled engines often rapidly consume oil so low levels can lead to engine seizures which can require a rebuild. Additionally, inspect for loose fasteners and bolts along with oil and fuel leaks. A quick 60-second review for any loose or missing parts will go a long way. 


Drain the Fuel at the End of the Season
Draining the fuel at the end of each season is crucial when the equipment will be stored for up to one year. However, you can also use fuel stabilization to keep the engine fresh for up to a year. Using fuel stabilization will avoid an expensive small engine repair and eliminate draining the fuel tank.

Inspect Each Season
At the beginning of every spring, perform a quick engine check to look for unwanted guests and check to ensure the battery is in good working order. During the winter, rodents will create nests inside small engines and other equipment. Also, since the engine may not be used for long periods, you may want to consider using a battery tender.


Remember the Fuel Filter
The fuel filter should be inspected regularly, along with the engine. A clogged fuel filter will decrease fuel efficiency and overall performance thus adding stress to the equipment and lowering its longevity. While you should follow the manufacturer’s recommendations, try to change the filter every 200 hours. Also, after every use eliminate loose debris or dirt that may have accumulated.

Treat the Fuel When Filling Up
Using Stabil 360 to treat your fuel every time you fill your gas can ensure the engine does not go bad. After 30-days fuel begins to deteriorate so stabilizing fresh and clean fuel will prevent clogs, which is the primary reason for small engines not starting.

Small engine owners should not tackle any maintenance task if not comfortable doing so. The average owners should be able to perform the maintenance items listed in the owner’s manual such as changing spark plugs, the oil, and air filters. For more major maintenance or repairs look for a shop that handles these type of services. Knowing what to look for with regards to small engine maintenance will make the difference.

Five Services You Need to Make Your Wedding Perfect


It's only right to want everything to be perfect if you're going to be getting married soon. The services you obtain for your wedding can make it a fantastic and memorable event. These are five services that you will need to consider for your wedding to be perfect. Make sure that you conduct a reasonable amount of research before you hire the providers of these services to tend to your wedding.


A Professional Videographer or Photographer
The first service you'll need is that of a photographer or videographer. You're going to want to have long-lasting memories of your special day so that you can share them with your family for generations. Therefore, you should hire a photographer or videographer with many years of experience and an array of examples of his or her work to show you. This person should also have positive reviews from customers who have used the services in the past. You can't afford to have mediocre wedding pictures, so take your time to find the right specialist here.

Amazing Caterers
The food you serve at your wedding needs to please many guests. That's why it's important to have a five-star catering service tend to your event. To find the right provider, you need first to find out what your guests will enjoy eating. Ask friends and family what worked at weddings they have attended.  Research at least three catering service providers and choose the one that has the best reputation and the foods your guests will want to eat at your wedding. 



A Live Band
A New England live band will be much better than a DJ. Your guests will get to see the artists up close and personal and hear the live instruments they have to play. It will be like a little private concert. You could request that the artists play some of your guests' favorite songs. The artists may also allow some time for requests during their set. However, that's something you'll need to talk to the artists about. You can find some reliable artists at an affordable price in your area.

A Picture Booth
A picture booth might be a good addition to your wedding. Each guest can have the opportunity to take pictures with his or her mate or family after the wedding is over. You can rent a photo booth that comes with props for the guests to use. Photo booths are very popular additions to modern weddings.

A Meticulous Cleaning Service
You'll also want to ensure that you hire a meticulous cleaning service to take care of the mess that your guests will leave behind. You'll want to focus on traveling to your honeymoon location. Therefore, you'll need to hire a cleaning service provider that will immediately come when the event is over and take over the hard part of the event.

Start Planning the Best Wedding Ever
Now you know what you need to have a spectacular wedding. Start looking for services that will make your wedding outstanding today.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Casagrandes - Complete First Season


 Hey All!!

How many have seen the Casagrandes? The entire first season is now available on DVD non a 2 disc set. You have the option to watch in Spanish.

There’s plenty of love, laughter, food, and adventures in The Casagrandes: The Complete First Season DVD! This spin-off from the award-winning animated series The Loud House follows Ronnie Anne, a free-spirited and skateboard-loving 11-year-old who moves to the big city to live with her large and lovable Mexican-American family, the Casagrandes. Featuring all 20 episodes from the critically acclaimed debut season, this DVD release sees Ronnie Anne adjust to big family life in the city as she pitches in at the family Mercado, explores the neighborhood with her best friend Sid, and has fun with her abuelos, tíos, and primos.

The Casagrandes: The Complete First Season episodes:

Disc One:
Going Overboard / Walk Don’t Run
The Two of Clubs / Vacation Daze
New Haunts / Croaked
Snack Pact / The Horror-Scope
Arr in the Family / Finders Weepers
Stress Test / How to Train Your Carl
Operation Dad
Flee Market / Copy Can’t
Away Game / Monster Cash
Trend Game / This Bird Has Flown
Disc Two:
V.I.Peeved / Señor Class
Fast Feud / Never Friending Story
Grandparent Trap / Miss Step
Slink or Swim / The Big Chill
Karma Chameleon / Team Effort
Guess Who’s Shopping for Dinner? / New Roomie
Mexican Makeover / Uptown Funk
Bo Bo Business / Blunder Party
Cursed!
What’s Love Gato Do With It? / Dial M. for Mustard

For some extra fun, create some Mexican Tortas to have while watching!!



Thanks for stopping by today!!


Blaze and the Monster Machines - Axle City Grand Prix


Hi Neighbors!!

Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines are racing back onto DVD in Blaze and the Monster Machines: Axle City Grand Prix. Available February 2, 2021, preschoolers can ride along with Blaze and his friends as they compete in the Axle City Grand Prix. Blaze and the Monster Machines: Axle City Grand Prix DVD will be available from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

Blaze and the Monster Machines: Axle City Grand Prix episodes:
Axle City Grand Prix
The Bouncing Ball Racetrack
Raceday Rescue
Deep Sea Grand Prix

Rev your engines and get rolling with Blaze in these new, fun filled episodes.  


Run Time - 1 hour and 28 minutes

Blue's Clues and You - Blue's Sing-Along Spectacular


 Hi neighbors!!

We have a new DVD here of Blues Clues and You! It is called Blue's Sing-Along Spectacular. It released on DVD February 2nd and is now available for purchase. 

Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series Blue’s Clues & You! is heading back onto DVD with four music-filled episodes in the all-new Blue’s Clues & You! Blue’s Sing-Along Spectacular. Available February 2, 2021, fans can join beloved puppy Blue and live-action host Josh (Josh Dela Cruz) as they play Blue’s Clues to learn about different musical instruments, put on a Blue’s Clues Music Concert, start a band and have a dance party. Blue’s Sing-Along Spectacular will have you putting your paws together for Blue, Magenta, The Mailtime Quartet, Slippery Soap, and surprise guest performer – singing sensation Ally Brooke!

The DVD also includes 4 Bonus American Sign Language flash cards.

Blue’s Clues & You! Blue’s Sing-Along Spectacular Episodes:
Song Time with Blue
Blue’s Sing-Along Spectacular “Bluestock”
Blue’s Big Beat Band
Blue’s Big Dance Party

Use the link to download some musical flash cards! http://bit.ly/BCYMusicFlashCards



One more DVD for your children to enjoy! Let them sing and dance with Blue and friends!

Run Time: 1 hour 34 minutes

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Benefits of Getting a Car Service for Your Special Event


Whether it’s a prom or quinceanera, a family reunion or a wedding, or even just a simple vacation for some serious R&R, hiring a Denver car service is a certified convenient way to get to and from your event worry-free. 

If you’re planning for any such event, but are on the fence as to whether or not to get this service, here are some reasons why getting a car service is worth the investment.

Convenience
This is the biggest appeal of getting a car service. Especially if you’re wearing something fancy, you wouldn’t want to have to take the chance of waiting for a cab or driving yourself. If you would rather arrive at the event feeling relaxed and looking your best, then having a car service is the way to go. The same goes for when you need to leave the venue. Whether you have to go sooner than expected, or if you end up leaving far later than you should, knowing that a car service is waiting for you offers much relief.

Meanwhile, if you are traveling and are carrying a lot of things, you and your group don’t have to worry about getting transportation that would fit all your stuff. Getting car service ahead of time can guarantee this convenience, allowing you to relax and rest before you get started on your actual journey.


Safety and Security
Another benefit of getting a car service is the safety and security it provides. By renting a car from reputable service providers, you can rest easy knowing that you will be getting to your destination safe and sound. There’s no need to worry about anything else, except to sit back and enjoy the ride.

This also removes the need to ride a chance service. You will have direct contact with the main office or dispatch, so you can be updated where your ride is, or if in case you need further assistance. The important thing is that you can be secure knowing that the car service is somebody that puts your well-being first and foremost.

Arriving and Leaving in Style with a Car Service
Arriving at the event in style is just as important as being at the event for some people. If it’s a grand, head-turning entrance that you’re aiming for, then arriving in style with a reputable car service is your best bet.


You can rent a limousine, SUV, or town car, according to your own preference, for your event. This is also great if you simply want to experience a luxurious night out of town, without having to worry about limiting your enjoyment because you’ll need to drive home.

These are some of the benefits of getting a car service. Make your reservation early so you can set the arrangements and not have to worry about it as the event date comes closer.

4 Things You Can Do to Combat Aging



There’s no avoiding it—we are all getting older—but there are proven ways to slow that inevitable knock on the door from the Reaper. To be clear, simply living a long time is not enough; enjoying that time and feeling your best is what it’s all about.


Dominique Fradin-Read has been in the business of fending off the Reaper for the greater part of her career as a physician. A passionate leader in preventive aging and regenerative medicine, she knows what it takes to slow the accumulation of years.

1. Take the Proper Supplements
Doctor-recommended supplements can enhance your metabolism, protect against cell damage, and even reduce the chance of skin cancer. Everything from vitamin-C to spirulina can help to regenerate, protect and enhance your health.

It’s not a great idea to start popping whatever pills your Google search comes up with, however. Talk with a preventive medicine specialist to find the right combination of supplements for your needs.


2. Eat a Healthy Diet
You’ve heard countless times that what you eat is impactful on your health. You know it’s true and you want to improve your diet. Put it in perspective and realize that some simple changes in what you consume could add years to your life.

Physicians like Dr. Dominique Fradin-read, who are well versed in the affects of diet on longevity, can attest to the fact that there isn’t one dietary solution for everyone. There are many bodily functions and personal habits that need to be taken into consideration before an appropriate diet can be recommended.

3. Take Care of Your Skin
A sure sign of aging is often present in the skin, even when you may feel youthful otherwise. Those telltale crow’s feet and age spots can prevent someone from guessing you’re younger than you are.

Many non-invasive treatments exist that can help prevent and reverse aging damage on your skin, and rejuvenating facials are only part of the picture. Massage and acupressure can work wonders, as well as a process called lymphatic detoxification.


4. Get in Those Reps
You knew this one was coming. Supplements and diet changes will certainly help, but you have to move your body to keep it young. Depending on your age and capabilities, your workout routine could vary quite a bit from your average YouTube guru, so it’s best to get a preventive health doctor’s opinion before jumping full force into any program.

Remember, seeing the effects of these age-combatting measures won’t happen overnight. With dedication and patience, however, you can start to see the years fall away or at least stop coming at you quite so fast.

Friday, January 29, 2021

3 Highly Effective Ways You Can Exfoliate Your Skin for a Clearer and Smoother Look



Flaky, dry skin or pesky breakouts can sometimes be a product of a lack of exfoliation. Making sure your skin is regularly exfoliated, whether through scrubs, lactic acid or sessions of microdermabrasion Virginia Beach is important to keeping it looking clear and smooth. Check out some of the easiest ways to work it into your routine.


1. Use a Gentle Physical Option Like a Scrub or a Facial Brush
For a straightforward option, you can exfoliate manually using a physical scrub or a facial brush. Scrubs generally involve small particles that work to buff off dead skin cells, and facial brushes can sweep away those flakes as well. With a physical exfoliant, be sure to not exfoliate more than a couple times a week to avoid irritation.


2. Incorporate a Chemical Exfoliant Into Your Regular Regimen or Try Pro Treatments
Those who enjoy a regular skincare regimen may find it easiest to simply incorporate products with a chemical exfoliant into their routines. Look for products with ingredients like lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid or citric acids. If you don’t want to use actives in your facial routine regularly due to a sensitive skin type or risk of irritation, you can always visit a dermatologist or esthetician on a semi-frequent basis, such as once every month or two, for a gentle session of microdermabrasion.


3. Try an Exfoliating Glove or Sponge in the Shower
If you find facial brushes tough to keep your grip on, scrubs too irritating and chemical ingredients too tough to work into your routine, you can always opt for an in-shower exfoliating glove or sponge. These in-shower options allow you to exfoliate without too much hassle.


Exfoliation is necessary to keep your skin looking its absolute best and to get rid of the buildup of dead skin cells that can cause everything from dryness and flakiness to potential breakouts. Fortunately, any of these methods could potentially provide you with the smoother, clearer complexion you’re after.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Entertainment Law and How It Is Unique

Entertainment law is a highly specialized field that requires knowledge in a wide range of topics. An entertainment attorney represents the interests of artists and companies in the music, TV, film, publishing and theater industries. This is an exciting area of law to practice and has many differences from other traditional specializations. Although it may seem like all fun, entertainment lawyers face many unique challenges.

Working With Creative Types
It may seem like an adventure to work with actors and musicians, but creative types are notoriously difficult to advise. Traditional lawyers usually have an office and regular hours. Entertainment lawyers are expected to work on tour buses and take meetings at coffee shops. Artists and producers often work at night and on weekends, and that is exactly when they will have questions for their lawyers.

Professionals in entertainment also have a lot of exposure. Entertainment attorneys need to be prepared for their client's work and life to be scrutinized by the public and in the news. This adds a whole new challenge to protecting their interests. John Branca, one of the attorneys for Michael Jackson, is still combating negative press to protect his client's legacy even after Jackson's death.

Collaborating With Managers
There is some overlap between what managers and entertainment lawyers do for their clients. That being said, each professional has their own lane. This means that attorneys must be able to effectively collaborate with their client's manager and any other professional who is involved in their business. This is sometimes a tricky balance. Managers use connections and follow trends when giving career advice. Lawyers focus more on negotiating contracts and preparing for possible litigation. Managers, agents, and lawyers all need to work together to get the best contracts and form the most lucrative deals for their clients.

Doing a Little of Everything
Entertainment lawyers are responsible for reviewing contracts for their clients. However, depending on the day, they need to be prepared for anything. Besides reviewing and creating contracts, lawyers need to protect their client's intellectual property. People in the entertainment industry may want to license, option or infringe on this intellectual property. Anything that is created needs to be protected.

Entertainment lawyers act as a sounding board for their clients on a variety of topics. This may include child labor laws if music videos contain some underage dancers. It may include advice on payroll and the difference between employees and contractors. In this field, lots of moving parts must work together. So lawyers practicing in this field must become experts in multiple areas.

What is a Tactical Flashlight?



There is a wide range of flashlight options available to the general public for everyday use. A flashlight is something that you rarely think about until you really need it. Most of the time, you find that you do not have one when you need it., so your best bet is to buy one and stash it in a convenient location so it's ready when you need it most. Some flashlights have slight differences in features that make a huge impact. One type of flashlight that can be a lifesaver is a tactical flashlight.

A tactical flashlight is for self-defense and offers modes that are not found in a typical household flashlight. Since these flashlights are not considered weapons, they can be carried around every day, even on airplanes. This article lists all of the various differences that a tactical flashlight can offer.


These flashlights are considered a self-defense tool because they have a concentrated and narrow path of light all into one beam. They have high Lumens which means the light is incredibly bright. The light is actually bright enough to blind someone if they are threatening or attacking you. This type of flashlight is beneficial during the night because it is a stark contrast to the darkness of the night. If you are able to blind a threatening person using a bright light, you may be able to escape with much more ease and get away from trouble. You can hold this type of flashlight in a way to protect yourself in the event someone tries to attack you. These lights come in different sizes, which make it easy for you to select one that can fit in your pocket or whatever bag you carry. Tactical flashlights are also made so you can easily carry them on you at all times, in case you find yourself in a situation where you are walking in the dark or alone. In addition, these flashlights allow you to narrow the beam and see farther-distance. This lights your path so that you can see where you are walking. This prevents you from tripping over something that may be in your way.


In the event you are caught in the middle of a power outage, a tactical flashlight can help provide light for you when you need it most. If you know where the flashlight is located, you are able to pick it up even in the dark. These flashlights are durable and have special coatings that are usually made of aluminum that is aircraft-grade. This helps them be resistant to shock and corrosion. They are resistant to all types of weather and water. These flashlights do not have to be replaced often because they can hold up to whatever you want to dish out while using them. These flashlights have a minimum of 200 Lumens, which gives visibility close to an entire football field and you can clearly see up to about 50 feet. Oftentimes, these flashlights have a serrated edge. This edge can help break a window or dig into dirt or something else that is hard. It may also help you fend off an attacker by hitting them with it. You can expect this flashlight to be reliable, durable, and effective every time you need it. They will not let you down, like you may have experienced with more traditional household flashlights.




Thursday, January 21, 2021

Transform Your Yard Into a Doggie Wonderland



Some people dress their dogs in sweaters. Others cart them around in designer bags or strollers. If your pooch is a big boy or girl and needs room to roam around, design a backyard that allows him or her to play and discover something new every day.

Water Park
Not all dogs love to swim, but most don’t mind splashing through a few puddles. Create a water play area for your dog. To keep it simple, set up a swirling sprinkler in one corner of the yard and set it on a timer. Watch your pup’s surprise when the sprinkler starts spinning! If you know your dog loves water but you don’t have room for a pool, install a small fountain or pond in your yard. Make sure to put in a filter to keep the water fresh, because it turns out, dogs aren’t too discerning about what they drink. Keep portable dog kennel fencinghandy for those times when you need Fido to stay dry.

Ahoy, Matey
Dogs love to see what’s going on around the neighborhood. If your dog is friendly enough, cut a small square in the fence so Buster and Trixie can watch the world go by. Seeing a dog’s snout sticking out of a yard is very enticing to other dog lovers, so only do this if you’re sure your dog won’t snap. For extra safety, install a plexiglass bubble window in your fence, so your dog can see out, but little fingers can’t poke in. Be prepared to clean nose smudges off this porthole frequently.
Rocking Out
If your dog likes a good sniff, add several large rock features around your yard. Small critters like to hide in the nooks and crannies making the smells enticing. As long as your dog can’t pick the rocks up, these cairns should be fairly indestructible to playful mutts.

You may not always be able to get to a dog park, but you can create a doggie wonderland in your own backyard with a few simple features to make each day different and exciting for your four-footed friends.


Six Considerations When Choosing an Orthodontist


Choosing an orthodontist for you or your children is among the more significant decisions you may make. Addressing five basic considerations will help when asking yourself: "How can I find the best orthodontist near me?"

1. Character
When searching for an orthodontist for the first time, it's important to understand that you are looking to establish a long-term relationship. A typical treatment plan lasts up to two years or longer. If you have more than one child who will need orthodontic care, that affiliation will last even longer.

Identifying orthodontists with strong reputations for their expertise, manner and care is a good place to start. You can do this by searching for online reviews and ratings. Equally important is asking family and friends. If you ask several people and hear the same name in a positive way that's a good indication.

2. Education
This includes not only where the orthodontists received their formal education, but the type of continuing training they get. Finding someone with many years of experience is a good sign of the quality of work that will be done. 

3. Experience
With advances in techniques, technology and products, it's equally important for an orthodontist to stay up to date with the latest knowledge and practices. Many do this by staying active in professional organizations such as the American Association of Orthodontists.

4. Treatment Options
Orthodontists are able to offer a wide variety of treatment options due to the advances in technology. In addition to traditional metal braces, modern plans using several types of invisible braces are available.

Often, the orthodontal work is just part of the overall treatment plan. Before braces, some patients need to have their wisdom teeth removed. Additionally, for those who may have severe overbite or underbite issues, braces are used to get the teeth aligned before a jaw surgery is performed.


5. Finances
The expenses for orthodontic treatment can be costly. It's essential to investigate how the treatment will be financed. Insurance may or may not cover some of the costs. Some orthodontist offices offer financing, discounts or both.

6. Office Culture
Scheduling office consultations should be one of the first things you do when searching for an orthodontist. This will help you determine if you are comfortable with the doctor and the staff. While you are there, you will be able to see how associates interact with patients, how the instruments are cared for and the overall cleanliness of the office.

Giving careful thought to these considerations will help you in making this extremely important decision.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Rubble on the Double - Paw Patrol - Giveaway!


Hey all!! 

Paw Patrol has a new DVD available that is perfect to entertain those youngsters who LOVE Paw Patrol! This DVD features Rubble! 

Get ready to raise the “woof” with Rubble and the rest of the PAW Patrol in these nine construction missions! Whether they’re rescuing animals, superheroes, or even a rock-and-roll show, the pups can always build a plan to save the day! Can you dig it?

PAW Patrol: Rubble on the Double episodes:
Pups Get a Rubble
Pups Save the Beavers
Pups Save Three Little Pigs
Pups Save the Hippos
Pups Save a Cow
Pups Find a Genie
Pups and the Beanstalk
Pups Save Apollo
Pups Save the Woof and Roll Show


Street Date: January 19, 2021
Catalog: 59214058000 (US)
Running Time: 1 hr 49 min
Audio: Dolby Digital English 5.1, French Stereo, Spanish Stereo
US Rating: Not Rated
US M.S.R.P. $10.99

Your little ones will love digging into this tasty Rubble's Snack Mix recipe!

            



Be sure to leave a comment on this post telling me your child's favorite Paw Patrol member.  One winner will be chosen on January 27th to receive their own copy of Paw Patrol Rubble on the Double!