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 Hey neighbors, its with a heavy heart I let you all know that my mom (Lori) unexpectedly passed away the end of June. Our family has been taking the time between now and then to be together and remember what a light mom was. I came on towards the end of last year and was planning on fully moving my interviews and review to this website. I intend to to so partially to keep mommas beautiful website going. Thank you all so much for your love and support over the years. ~Mercy

How To Be a Horseback Rider On a Budget

Horses are expensive, so riding is a costly hobby. While you need to be prepared to sell out a significant amount of money if you want to be a good rider, there are ways you can cut costs to make the hobby more affordable. Use these three tips to be a great rider on a budget. Buy Used Equipment Having the most expensive equipment available doesn't make you a great rider. There is no need to purchase top-of-the-line equipment just because it is a brand name. Used equipment can be just as good as new if it has been well taken care of. Try to find inexpensive horse tack to use for riding. You can also search thrift stores to find great deals on riding clothes. Borrow a Horse Instead of Buying One You may think that it makes more sense to buy a horse than to pay to rent one for lessons. If you're always paying for lessons, you won't have much money left. If you buy a horse, however, you have something to show for your money. This might make sense on paper, but in reality, it i

How To Desensitize Your Horse

Horses get spooked by many random items. A waving sheet, a car backfiring or a roadside worker using a chainsaw can all startle your horse while you are riding, and you could get seriously hurt if you get thrown. If you want to reduce the chance of your mount spooking, it is a good idea to think about putting him or her through desensitization training. Here are three steps you need to employ to train a calm, steady mount. Introduce Your Horse to Different Objects Unfamiliar items are often scary for horses. The more articles you introduce to your horse, the less likely it is the animal will feel nervous around them. Try setting up a desensitization course in your home arena and take your mount through it several times a week. Start by walking your pet through a course filled with colorful objects and moving items. Once you have introduced your horse to these unfamiliar gadgets, you can start riding him or her over a course filled with colorful horse jumps for sale . Get your mount use

How to Avoid Cavities

If you want your next visit to a Huntsville dentist to be smooth sailing and not have to come back for a filling, there are different things you can do in order to prevent cavities .  Brush Your Teeth If you want to fight cavities, it’s very important to brush your teeth at least twice a day. You can either use an electric toothbrush or a regular one, but use a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Brush every side of your teeth, including the top, back, and front. Brushing removes plaque but it does come back so you need to brush morning and night. Floss Your Teeth Food debris gets caught in your teeth and, if you don’t remove it, it can lead to cavities. Flossing every day is the easiest and best way to remove the debris between teeth that brushing can’t get. Eat a Healthy Diet Proper nutrition is an important part of good dental health. Eating nutritious meals and snacks and limiting sugary foods and drinks can help prevent plaque from forming on your teeth. It’s also good to avoid ha

Gary LeVox One on One Released!!

Hey neighbors!! Here is a new release by Gary LeVox!! Hurry over, Stream ONE ON ONE now and get a copy of this awesome EP at https://garylevox.lnk.to/OneOnOneMI ! I really enjoyed listening to this one.  Pay attention to the words! One on One is Gary's debut, solo album.  He even has a song on here, While I Wait, with his daughter, Brittany LeVox. When asked about the role God has played in his musical journey, LeVox said, “I feel like God graced us with a platform where we can not only touch people’s lives through music, but by being men of God offstage too,” explained LeVox. “At those times when we are with fans that are going through something like cancer, it is so wonderful to not only sing for them but to hold their hand and pray with them. I want them to know that they have a friend in me. I’m not just some guy on the stage. I feel like Christ has put me in this position because He knew I could handle the obligation, which often means taking the time to lift someone up in pra

Holman KJV Bible Review and Giveaway!! (Lifeway)

Hey neighbors!! I am looking at 3 brand new KJV Bibles from Lifeway, and one of you will win one these KJV Bibles for yourself! I am totally thrilled at the opportunity to share these Bibles with you.  Let's start off by saying, I LOVE the smell of a new Bible!! Nothing compares to holding a physical copy of the Word of God.  I personally have always used a KJ Bible.  I feel we often miss a lot by using a different translation. So here is your opportunity to learn more about the KJV Bibles available through Lifeway.  There is even a Find Your KJV Bible Tool . You will find many different KJV Bibles to choose from.  They carry pocket Bibles to have with you, Study Bibles, and of course Children's Bibles, each that come in a variety of sizes. KJV: Since 1611, Christians have turned to the King James Version of the Bible for a faithful and beautiful rendering of God’s Word. Its rich tradition has guided generations of pastors, authors, and scholars, while its reverent language co

Entertainment for Summertime Fun

 Hey neighbors!! School is out for many and others will be finishing soon.  And of course for some their children have been home for school.  So, now that there is going to be more free time, what are some good ideas to help entertain and, even educate your children during their free time?  I am going to give a few suggestions here. First off, I found a website that offers free online video games.  Many are like the games I used to play years ago. It is called Plays.org . I tried a few of the games and actually enjoyed them.   Mazes and Keys was one of the games I tried. I actually enjoy trying to complete each maze.  I personally prefer this type of game, that you have to think through.  Of course there are also some fun games that truly have no purpose other than trying out your skills at hand eye coordination.  Break Bubble is one of those, where you are trying to shoot and break bubbles before they bounce on you.  Be sure to check out Plays.org and see what they have to offer. Puzz

How to Make Your Dog Comfortable in a New Home

Buying a new home comes with a short-lived excitement when you start thinking about packing, marking boxes, and the entire moving process. It is a stressful moment not just for you but your dog—who was already used to their old home. Moving with a dog from one home to another requires thoughtful preparation as the change could make them feel insecure and anxious. Part of the planning should involve keeping their custom dog kennels , setting a place for them immediately, and keeping their old routine as soon as they enter the new home. Here are a few tips to help you make your dog feel comfortable in your new home. Get them to continue with their old routine. All the changes associated with moving to a new home can be stressful for your furry-feathered friend, and the least you can do is keep their old routine. The fundamental aspect of sleeping in a massive bed in a different space, walking around a new living room, or dealing with an extremely large or tiny compound is not something

How to Find Lifeline Phone Companies

The Lifeline program is a program offered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to provide low-income households in America an opportunity to have phone service. It is a needed service across the nation. In Oklahoma for example, 431,969 households are eligible, and approximately 45 percent of them subscribe to Lifeline. The premise is known as universal service, where laws are in place to ensure nobody is left behind when it comes to phone providers. Lifeline is meant to connect you to jobs and emergency personnel if needed. It isn't difficult to apply, or find lifeline phone companies Oklahoma -based or otherwise. Find out how to apply, and enroll with Lifeline phone companies right here. 4 Steps to Getting Lifeline • Apply for Lifeline online, you may be approved right away • Mail in the application in English or Spanish with proof of your eligibility • Once approved, look for a Lifeline phone company • Enroll It is easier today to qualify for Lifeline since the

Making the Most of Your Beach Vacation

If you're looking for a destination that offers the perfect combination of relaxation and fun, consider planning a visit to the beaches of North Carolina. Renting beach houses in North Carolina is a great option for groups of all sizes, whether you're looking for a romantic, two-person getaway or big family vacation that doubles as a reunion. While you're there, make sure you follow these tips to make the most of your time in this amazing area. Be Smart About Sun Safety While the summers in North Carolina can certainly be hot, you might find the weather to be more temperate during the spring and fall. Even if it's not a scorcher, make sure you're taking the proper steps to protect yourself from overexposure to the sun . Otherwise, you could be dealing with sunburns, dehydration and even heat stroke, all of which can put a damper on your vacation. Try Visiting the Beach at Night Most people enjoy visiting the beaches during the day. However, you can enjoy fewer crow

Planning Your Monthly Budget

Hi all!! Just wondering, how many of you actually plan and budget your spending? Do you have a weekly budget? Monthly budget? Is it in a physical planner or notebook or do you do your budgets online? I know that ever since Covid hit with quarantine many people have had their finances affected in one way or another.  Some people have had their hours cut, while others have lost their jobs. If you do not use a budget planner now might be a good time to start. If you are not a planner, sometimes it is difficult to get started on planning a budget and sticking with it.  They say of you do something regularly for 30 days, it will become a habit. I think this is somewhat true, but if you do not remain consistent, it is easy to fall back into your old ways.  So, my first suggestion is to decide if you are going old school with a budget book and pen, or if you are going up to dat and store it all on one of your electronic devices.  Some people find using their phones beneficial since they take

5 Benefits of A Pressure Wash

Spring is near and along with spring comes that extra cleaning we all feel like doing after a long winter.  When you start cleaning though, don't forget the outside of your home.  That is the first thing anyone visiting will notice, as will anyone driving by.  Why not take a little extra time to give the outside of your home a pressure wash, to help improve the looks of your property. Here is How Your Home Will Benefit from a Power Wash: Increases the Longevity of Your Home by Stopping Damage Pressure washing can help increase the longevity of your home. Your home is meant to shield you and your family from adverse weather conditions, including moisture. Dust particles and all sorts of dirt settle on the home’s exterior. Add to that a little moisture, and the surface becomes a perfect growth culture for mold and mildew which can damage your home's exterior. Mold and mildew account for a considerable percentage of exterior finish damage to homes. Excess moisture during the wet s

Taking Active Pauses At Work

We are used to spending more than eight hours a day sitting and working, and then coming home to sleep, a routine that is part of many people's lives. Without realizing it, people do not achieve any type of physical activity during the week, falling into a sedentary state. So that the lack of time is not an excuse to stop strengthening our muscles and skeleton, the practice of active breaks at work is a good option to support health. In addition to the physical benefits, they also generate changes at the cardiovascular, respiratory, and cognitive levels. The Benefits Some of the benefits of active breaks at work are: It reduces stress Reduces physical and mental fatigue Improve job performance Promotes muscle relaxation It favors blood circulation and the elimination of toxic substances Exercises for an Active Break To take an active pause you do not need more than 15 minutes and a little space, because most of the movements are stretches. Practice these exercises once a day and e

Orfeld Cold Press Juicer

Hey neighbors!!  We recently received the Orfeld Cold Press Juicer .  I have a feeling we just might be using this a lot.  Designed to juice both fruits and vegetables. Juice up to 90% yield by fully squeezing the fruits and vegetables. An 80rpm low-speed motor ensures minimal oxidation to retain the most nutrition for a healthier lifestyle. We will mostly be juicing for smoothies and such, so we will most likely be doing more fruits than veggies, but I am sure we will do a little of both.   The Juicer is both easy to assemble and take apart.  This will make clean up easier.  The juicer also runs quiet.  I like the two different speeds/settings.  A soft and a hard depending on what you are juicing.  There is also a reverse, so you can make sure to get the most juice out of your fruit and vegetables. When you tae it apart for cleaning, all removable parts are dishwasher safe. Just another benefit that improves clean up. Included with the juicer is a brush to assist in cleaning and remov

A Few Dog Training Techniques

Proper dog training classes are among the basic needs of your dog. You should start dog training and socialization as soon as possible since it is easier to train a puppy than a grown dog. Dog training is a significant project and seems overwhelming, especially if it is your first dog. Taking the process step at a time makes the task more accessible and more enjoyable. The following guidelines will help you get started; Begin a dog obedience program Many dogs thrive best with predictable day-to-day routines and set boundaries. Obedience training helps dogs know how to behave, promoting good health and happiness both to the dog and the owner. The different ways of enrolling your dog for an obedience program include: Signing up for dog training activities. Sending your dog to a professional trainer . Hiring the trainer for private lessons. Training your dog on your own enables you to bond and saves on training costs. Practical dog training requires good planning. It involves gathering t

Some of the Best COVID-19 Safe Activities for Your Next Vacation

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about how we live, work and play. And while many people are braving the airlines once again to take the trips they put off in March 2020 or visit family members they haven't seen in a year, a lot of people are still hesitant to go on a vacation that resembles pre-pandemic life. Another segment of the population has adapted to safer alternatives, taking road trips and enjoying state and national parks even though they were activities they never would have considered before. Here are some vacation activities to consider if you're itching for something to do but want to stay as safe as possible: Rent a boat Something like Duffy Boat Rentals Newport Beach might be a good option for you if you have a group. Look for rentals that are outside or that you could fill with people from your own party instead of sharing with another group. There are so many different kinds of rentals to choose from. Cities with rivers have urban kayak rentals where