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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Learn and Celebrate New Year's Holidays Around The World

How to others celebrate the New Year around the world? How about the history of New Years celebrations? Many celebrations around the world have their own customs, traditions and rituals to welcome the New Year in with a bang....











Happy 2014 everyone! Here is an interesting infographic on new year traditions a...:

We are learning about New Years traditions and celebrations around the world today, how is your family ringing in the New Year??

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Countdown is On....

Today is the last day to get your 2 Super Bundles!! Tonight at 12 midnight they will be all gone!
  • The Healthy Living Bundle 
  • The Herbs and Essential Oils Super Bundle

Don't stress.....you still have time to order if you do it quickly!




 Can you believe that each Bundle is less than $30.00 each!! 
That is such an amazing price!
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Enjoy your resources!
Lets learn how to keep our families happy and healthy this New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

What's A Bundle and What's In It? Here's The List.... #superbundles #herbs #essentialoils #healthyliving



So whats in these super bundles?? How about a list of the products (I like to see things before I buy them)

#1 Herbs and Essential Oils Bundle List :
(all of these are included for one low price) 
  • 101 Essential Oil Blends for Topical & Aromatic Use by Rachel Zupke of Mason Jar Values ($7.99)
  • 5 Multi-Use Herbs (And What to Do with Them) by Sarah Josey of Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary & Clinic ($17.00)
  • Best Herbs & Essential Oils For Labor & Delivery-Audio Class & Transcript by Jenni Wilson of Natural Oil Mom ($19.95)
  • Cold & Flu Season: Are You Ready? by Carol Little ($9.99)
  • Common Sense Home Remedies Book #1 – Head, Throat & Chest by Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Home ($2.99)
  • Common Sense Home Remedies Book #1 – Skin Troubles by Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Home ($2.99)
  • Common Sense Home Remedies Book #1 – Tummy Troubles by Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Home ($2.99)
  • DIY Lavender Creations by Stacy Karen of A Delightful Home ($5.99)
  • Essential Oils Planner by Amy Bayliss of AmyBayliss.com ($5.95)
  • Essential Oils: Separating Truth from Myth by Kristen Smith of Smithspirations ($9.95)
  • Essential Oils: The Herbalist’s Toolkit by Amber Meyers of Herbal Academy of New England ($4.99)
  • Handbook of Home Remedies by Wellness Mama (list her this way on the site) of Wellness Mama ($24.00)
  • Herbs & Oils: Beyond the Basics by Jessie Hawkins of Vintage Remedies ($165.00)
  • Homegrown Healing: From Seed to Apothecary by Chris Dalziel of Joybilee Farm ($9.97)
  • How to Create Healing Herbal Baths by Kami McBride of Living Awareness ($19.99)
  • Mama and Baby Herbal Wisdom by Kate Tietje of Modern Alternative Mama ($7.95)
  • Safe EO Labels – Set A by Lea Harris of Using EOs Safely ($19.99)
  • The Essential Oils Course by Edie Wadsworth of Living Life in Grace ($39.00)
  • Using Essential Oils Safely & Effectively by Natalie Vickery of The Family Herbalist ($12.50)
  • Wholistic Vitality: Healing Foods for the Whole Family by Dr. Karen Lee of DrKarenSLee.com ($9.99)



 

#2 The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle List : 
(all of these are included at one low price)

Alternative Health

DIY Beauty & Skincare

Essential Oils & Natural Remedies

Fitness & Weight Loss

For Women

Gardening & Homesteading

Gluten- & Grain-Free

Healthy Kids

Healthy Lifestyle

Paleo

Real Food & Nutrition

Recipes






Hurry up, you only have a short time to get your orders in! 
 

Everything You Need To Use In Your Healthy Home....2 Bundles..2 Days only!




 
Just imagine enjoying radiant good health… waking up with high energy every single day… feeling your body grow stronger… being able to offer your family alternative ways to heal when they get everyday ailments, and supporting better wellness overall so you get sick less often.
And imagine having a resource you can turn to, like a wise mentor, as new situations arise. You won’t have to spend hours crawling around the internet to get answers. You can be confident that you understand what you’re using, and aren’t taking risks with your family’s health.
One of my favorite online companies loves to put together what they call “bundles” which is their way of saying “a crazy amount of value in one really affordable package”.
Well, they’ve brought back two of their most popular bundles, just in time to get ready for a healthy new year! The first one’s called The Herbs and Essential Oils Super Bundle and The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle.
Let’s talk about The Herbs and Essential Oils Super Bundle first. This bundle has 21 eBooks, eCourses, and printable cheat sheets, many of which are written by certified herbalists, aromatherapists, health researchers, educators and more, and are extremely practical and user-friendly.
Normally you’d buy these resources for more than $400.
But with their bundle model, you pay just $29.97 – less than 10% of the retail value – and less than your copay for many routine doctor visits.
With your bundle, you’ll have access to resources that teach you:
  • a 6-point checklist to choose only the highest quality, most effective essential oils
  • the 5 essential oils you’ll want to keep on hand
  • how to give yourself an emotional lift with a special mixture of two herbs, and how you can relax and fall asleep naturally
  • how to make an immune boost tincture formula
  • a lavender scalp treatment that leaves your hair soft and shiny (and a foot scrub that leaves your skin soft and soothes jangled nerves at the same time)
Learn more or get your Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle here.


Do you enjoy Healthy Living...................


 

Just a few of the awesome products in the Healthy Living Bundle

 Then.... let me tell you about The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle.
You sort of need to see it to believe it, but the package includes 83 digital products and it’s worth over $2,400!
For the cost of a small bag of groceries, you’ll get a complete healthy living library to help you:
  • prepare whole & delicious real food
  • get the toxins out of your house for good
  • understand and use natural remedies
  • breathe new life into your exercise habits
  • learn about important women’s health issues
  • raise exceptionally healthy kids in an unhealthy world
  • plus learn about gardening & homesteading, meal planning, weight loss and so much more! 
Learn more or get your Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle here.

    The only catch? These bundles are available for just 2 short days, so you need to grab yours quick! Last day to get yours is Thursday, December 29th.

    P.S. A little birdie told me that after you buy one of these bundles, you’ll get a special offer on the second bundle, so be sure to watch for that after checkout!
     
 

Hurry and order your bundles, they go quickly and you only have 2 days to order!

 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

We Got Rid Of Our Cable/Satilite TV For Good, You Can Too #cutthecord #nomorecable



Cutting the cord! It feels so nice to be free of a monthly cable bill now...how did we do it......well I am gonna tell you. It was very easy to do!
We had cable TV for years, then switched to a satellite TV provider for a few years, then tired from paying out the wazoo for nothing we made the break free! Woot...... so glad we did!
After doing a little bit of research, my hubby and I bought an HD antenna that allows us to get around 20-25 channels free, yes free!
We have a regular HDTV, so we had to purchase a indoor antenna like this one. 



The antenna was very easy to hook up, directions where included. Ours reaches up to 50-60 miles and we can pick up all the local stations.You do have to have an antenna for each TV, or at least we did.

We also purchased a "Roku" stick for one TV so we can stream movies, YouTube + services like Hulu and Netflix too.  There are several options for a streaming service: Apple TV, Amazon fire stick, Roku and others.
One of our TV's is connected to our Xbox One and thus can stream services already. 



Set yourselves free now from paying those high cable bills, high satellite TV bills and save your money for other things. You will have to purchase a couple of things but it is totally worth the price of not having a monthly bill anymore.


Now when we are wandering thru Walmart or Best Buy and the little dish TV salesman asks me "how much are you paying for TV ma'am? I promptly tell him "Zero" , can you beat that price dude?? No, I didn't  think so...it feels so good! The look on his face is priceless as I walk away......

Good luck with your new found freedom!









Wednesday, June 22, 2016

What If Everybody Had Solar Panels? We Could Power The World!



Imagine a world where we could save money and help our environment all at the same time.
Solar power could just be the solution to our world's rising energy costs and needs.

This infographic ,provided by our friends at Ctec solar shows just how to power the world with solar.



Do you have solar panels? We have looked into getting them at our house. There are several solar farms near our house that are run by the power company.

Have you ever thought about how much energy you could save?

Leave your thoughts and experiences with solar power in the comments, we would love to hear from you.


Friday, April 15, 2016

Your Tax Refund: How Will You Spend It [infographic]



Are you one of those lucky people that almost always gets  a tax refund? It's exciting to think about how you are going to spend it.                                               You feel like a kid in a candy store the day your tax refund check comes in the mail or shows up in your back account, at least I know I do. What plans for that money have you already been thinking about, what dreams you have slept on for weeks?
In your head the possibilities are endless for spending money, but then reality sets in (or your spouse chimes in) and you realize that any influx of money to your budget whether large or small, might need to be spent wisely with some thought first to the budget.
There are many options to maximize your refund depending on your financial situation. Most of us don't have the luxury available to just "blow" our newly acquired funds on frivolousness, even though we so want to buy those cute shoes or take a "just me" vacation to the white sand beaches of Bora Bora (on my bucket list...lol).  

Here are 5 of my top common sense tax refund spending tips
  1. Put it in savings ( a higher rate of interest savings account if possible) and create an rainy day or emergency fund just as the infographic below describes.
  2. Pay on all of your credit cards, pay them off if you can.
  3. Refinance your home while mortgage rates are lower, having a lower payment makes much more sense. If you can refinance right now, try to pay some on the principle, extra payments will help in the long run.
  4. Add some of that money to your retirement fund, it will be here before you know it (depressing isn't it, lets go to Bora Bora now)
  5. Splurge just a little on yourself, just do it smartly. Take your spouse out to a nice dinner for date night, this will recharge your batteries and your marriage.
Our friends at US Tax Center have created this awesome infographic with the advice of their financial experts to help show us how we can spend our tax refunds wisely. Please feel free to comment with your ideas and suggestions on how you maximize your refund money, do you have any tips or tricks that work for your family?




"Visit the US Tax Center at irs.com and see all the wealth of information that is available on their site and some convenient options for filing taxes online.

I hope you have a blessed day and wonderful weekend!



Friday, April 8, 2016

Parenting in the Social Media Age: Don't Fall Behind!



The Social Media age is a major part of our life now and our children's lives now, usage increases among younger children every year. What can you do as a parent? Have you caught up yet? Don't fall behind mom and dad, it is your responsibility to keep your kids safe. I know it is not easy, we are struggling everyday 
with the same things you are. I am right there with you with a pre-teen and teen daughter that are glued to their iphones and laptops everyday.
The best thing you can do as a parent is keep the lines of communication open, dialogue about social media with your kids is one of the best tools you have. Keep your conversations open and very honest, let them know just how you feel (they can't read your mind, just like you can't read theirs). They need to know the consequences and real dangers that are out in our world today. Don't think that bad things only happen to other people, it can easily be you.


This info-graphic credit "Teen Safe" shows some great thoughts. 


Creating some ground rules from the beginning about how your kids will use social media, how you will monitor their computer and cell phone usage will help you tremendously later on. 
I like the statement that online lives should never take priority over real lives. Keep that in mind and have family nights often, no phones allowed, even you mom & dad. Remember kids will watch and do just what you do too (remember monkey see monkey do?)
Are you always face- deep in your smart phone? Do you post online photos, messages or tweets that are not becoming of the person you want your child to be or see?



How is your social media and phone use, what example do they have to follow. Don't be the bad monkey!




Thursday, April 7, 2016

Social Media and Tech Savvy Kids: Can You Catch Up?



Now, I love the internet and my social media sites, they are not ALL bad if they are used in the right ways.
The growth of the internet has opened the world to so many opportunities for learning, education and connection. As a homeschool family we use the internet daily for learning and education, but we also know that being online can be a huge time waster if we don't watch out.
As a mom I have tried my best to keep up with the latest technology and social media sites that my children might be visiting. All three of my kids are tech savvy and have a passion for being online.
I realized that I must stay at the same level with them and educate myself about all the possible social media sites out there. This includes knowing what apps are on their phones and what sites are visited via their laptops.

How technology and socially savvy are your kids? How close do you watch their activity on social media sites? You may think you are a media smart parent, but even the smartest of parents may not know just what those kids are up too. Letting your guard down even for a little while can have dire consequences.
Long gone are the days that we worried about our kids sneaking out and meeting others down the street in the middle of the night. Today they can be talking to anyone, anywhere in the world, right in their bedroom via their cell phone. With the advancements in technology our smartphones have almost gotten too smart. Webcams, cameras, gps tracking devices and many different apps can tell a child predator exactly where your child is and just how to lure them out and away from the safety of your home.
Case in point 13 year old Nicole Lovell, a middle school student who was killed by 2 college students just recently after being lured by one of them via the social media app named "KiK". Apparently the 13 year old was social media savvy and a victim of bullying, the college student took advantage of that and used it against her for his own selflessness. Such a beautiful young life gone.....
Middle schooler "Nicole Lovell" age 13 stabbed to death

Do you regularly check your children's phones? laptops, tablets etc? why not? Do you ask them what they are doing? Do you discuss the risks of posting online photos, tweets or posts that might not be smart or might harm someone else?

Parental controls can also be a tool to use for parents, many cell phone and internet providers have this. Control when and how your kids are accessing the internet. No cell phones at bedtime, it is proven to affect their sleep. 
Educate yourself on all the latest social media sites, apps and language that is used in text messaging. You are the parent, you pay the bills remember that. 
Tomorrow we will explore more of those social media and smart phone apps that you might need to know about.....stay tuned


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Got Soup? Panera Bread Potato Soup.... So Good


Copy Cat Recipe: Panera Bread Potato Soup









































































This stuff is delicious! I have been looking for a good copy cat recipe and I found one to use, link below. Perfect for this weekend since we have snow and ice, it's cold and my family will appreciate a warm cup of soup with some warm bread. Try it, it will not disappoint.

Here’s the Panera Bread potato soup recipe written out:
  • cups chicken broth
  • cups peeled and cubed potatoes
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon seasoning salt
  • ½  teaspoon of paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper (I leave this out, but great if you like more spicy!)

  • 1. Combine broth, potatoes, garlic, and spices.
  • 2. Boil on medium heat until potatoes are tender.
  • 3. Smash a few of the potatoes to release their starch for thickening.
    4. Reduce to low heat.
    5. Add cream cheese.
    6. Heat, stirring frequently, until cheese melts.

Read more at http://manouvellemode.com/2012/01/26/copy-cat-panera-bread-potato-soup/#iYtmmWxogMgUBrW3.99


Enjoy, stay home and stay safe this weekend

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