Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WW - Getting Braces with Linky

Tomorrow my daughter is getting braces. I guess she really needs them. She is 15 and actually still has some baby teeth, and I guess it happens, but there are no adult teeth under them, so the braces are kinda necessary .

These are lousy pics of her - wanted to get a few before she gets the braces but she wasn't very cooperative - lol

Friday, April 24, 2015

Gurin Ceramic Flat Iron Hair Straightener #Review

How are you today? I want to tell you about a product I got from to test.  Please read on for product description and review.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Staying Warm While RVing in the Winter

This winter started off pretty mild, but has since become unusually cold and snowy. This change of events may have caused some serious headaches for people that already planned a winter trip in their RVs. If you are still committed to taking your trip, then you should know the steps that you need to take to keep yourself warm. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind.

Winterize Your Water System

One of the biggest risks that you will face is that your water tank or septic system can freeze. This can lead to very expensive, messy problems if they rupture, so make sure that it is winterized before taking a trip. You will need to cover the inside vents with vinyl and detach your hose from the RV connection when it isn’t in use.
You should also add antifreeze to your tanks if you are going to be in cold weather for extended periods of time. The Family Motor Coach Association has guidelines on how much to use based on the size of your tank and other factors.

Insulate Your Windows

Your windows will be one of your primary sources of heat loss, so try to insulate them as much as possible. You can retrofit them as long as they aren’t dual pane. You can also easily add some thick curtains to insulate the windows of a puma unleashed toy hauler.

Seal Your Ceiling Vents and Skylights

Your ceiling is the second most likely place for heat to escape. You will need to make sure that your ceiling vents and skylights have vent cushions over them to minimize heat loss. You can minimize micro gaps that create drafts by creating custom sized cushions out of foam pads.

Isolate Your Refrigerator from the Outside

Refrigerators in RVs use hydrogen gas, distilled water and ammonia. These substances can turn gluttonous if they are exposed to freezing temperatures for excessive periods of time. You will want to make sure that the outside refrigerator access cover is removed to keep it from freezing.

Bring Plenty of Layers

In spite of all the precautions that you have taken, you might find yourself in a situation where your RV breaks down briefly. You don’t know how long your propane heaters will last until you can receive assistance. Hopefully, this won’t happen, but it is always important to prepare for the worst. Make sure that you have plenty of thick blankets and warm clothing to prepare for this possibility.

Prepare for a Harsh Winter

Many parts of the country have become unusually cold this year. Areas of the country that were planning for an early spring are encountering frigid temperatures and thick snow later than usual. You will need to be prepared for these challenges if you are planning a winter RV trip. Fortunately, you will be much more comfortable on your trip if you take the necessary precautions!   

Monday, April 20, 2015

Stay Hydrated to Promote Good Vision

There are a number of factors that play a role in protecting your eyesight. Most people recognize that they need to follow a proper diet and try avoiding looking at electronic screens for prolonged periods of time. However, few people are aware of the relationship between hydration and their vision. You will need to make sure that you drink plenty of water to keep your eyes functioning optimally for years to come.

Reasons Hydration Promotes Good Vision

There are a number of reasons that drinking water is important to ensure good vision. Here are some benefits that you will need to be aware of:
  • Staying hydrated helps stimulate tear production, which is critical for cleansing dust and other debris that can lead to dry eyes, stigmatisms and many other eye problems.
  • Being hydrated helps promote overall immune system health, which helps guard against immune problems that can affect eye health.
  • Water plays an important role in lymph production, which is important for circulation. This reduces the risk that blood vessels near your eyes will swell and potentially obscure your vision.
If you are feeling chronically dehydrated, then that indicates that your eyes may be at risk. You may need to start making some significant changes to keep your eyes functioning properly.

Tips to Stay Hydrated to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Understanding the relationship between hydration and good eye health is an important first step.  Actually recognizing the symptoms and taking the necessary steps is more difficult. Here are some tips that you should keep in mind.
Recognize the Signs of Dehydration
According to the Institute of Medicine, an estimated 75% of Americans may be suffering from chronic dehydration. One of the reasons that dehydration is so prevalent is that people often aren’t aware of the symptoms. Obviously, you may be dehydrated if you feel thirsty, but many people are dehydrated without having a dry mouth. You may also be dehydrated if you have frequent headaches, low energy and feel irritable. Recognizing these symptoms makes it easier for you to take the steps needed.
Avoid Dehydrating Foods
Alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods are all leading causes of dehydration. You should minimize or possibly eliminate consumption of these foods if you frequently feel dehydrated.
Drink Water Regularly
You will obviously need to make sure that you drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Unfortunately, it is difficult to know how much water to drink every day, because a number of factors play a role. The rule of thumb that you should drink eight glasses a day appears to be inaccurate, because many people need more or less water than that. You will have to monitor yourself for feelings of dehydration to determine how much water you probably need each day.

Stay Hydrated to Protect Your Eyes

Dehydration is a surprisingly common cause of eye problems. You will need to make sure you drink plenty of water to keep your eyes healthy. You can consult with the experts at Haas Vision Center if you want more guidance.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Blossom Menstrual Cup #Review & #Giveaway.

Hey! I have an awesome review and giveaway for you! It is from the company Blossom Cup.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Neutrogena Naturals #Review @influenster

I recently got some Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Improve Your Heating System Instead of Over Insulating Your Home

The last few winters have been unusually cold throughout most of the country, which could be indicative of a long-term trend. Homeowners throughout the country are taking new steps to keep their homes warmer during the winter. Many consumers are trying to add more insulation to minimize heating costs, but this can be surprisingly counterproductive. If you are having difficulty keeping your home warm, then you should consider upgrading your heating system rather than over insulating your house.

Why is Over Insulation a Problem?

Human beings have a tendency to believe that there is a linear correlation between things. Since insulation tends to keep houses warmer, they believe that increasing it is always a good way to improve heating efficiency.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t always work as effectively as people would like to think. There is a point where adding more insulation stops improving heating efficiency. In fact, over insulating your house will eventually make your house less heat efficient.
This may seem counterintuitive, but it makes sense if you understand the principles of both conductive and convective heating. According Denver roofers increasing the thickness of your insulation will reduce the heat that is lost to conductive heat transfer. However, since convective heat transfer is determined by surface area, adding more insulation will cause you to lose more heat from convection. While the net benefit is positive initially, there is a point where the heat loss from convection makes adding addition insulation counterproductive.

How Much Insulation is Necessary?

There are a lot of factors that need to be taken into consideration when deciding whether or not to add more insulation. Rosie Romero gave some helpful tips on AZ Central that you should look into:
  • The attic is usually the best place to add new insulation, since most heat is lost through the top of the house.
  • You should make sure that there is a continuous layer of insulation. You shouldn’t see any patches of wood around the crawlspace.
  • You generally won’t want to renovate your property to add more space for insulation.
Adding more insulation is often the best course of action if you live in an older home. However, there will be a point where you will need to consider an alternative course of action. Your best options are repairing any problems that are causing drafts or improving the efficiency of your heating system.

Benefits of Improving Your Heating System

Renovating your heating system can be tremendously beneficial, especially if oil prices start to rise in the future. If your house is already optimally insulated and you have already repaired any structural problems that have caused drafts, then fixing your heating system is often the only thing that you can do to reducing heating costs.
Fortunately, the experts at Mitchell Heating can help. They can install home heating equipment to boost efficiency and save considerable amounts of money in heating costs down the road.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Shopping Geese

Up at the big shopping area where I go, there are lots of geese around. They hang out on the sides in the grassy areas, but also are seen crossing the streets too. This is a very busy area with lots of cars but the geese have no qualms about just crossing the road in the middle of traffic. Make sure you yield for the geese. lol

linking up with Camera Critters too.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Goji Berries #Review & #Giveaway

I have another awesome review and giveaway for you guys. It is for Goji Berries. As pictured above.
From the company Morningpep - see my other reviews/giveaways for them on my blog. (here and here)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

6 Fantastic Weeknight Activities for Families

Most families find themselves dragging through every week just waiting for the next weekend to come around so they can do something fun. This mentality can make each week seem even longer and more boring, leaving families frustrated and tired before the week even begins.
Even though many people feel like the week needs to be all about work without any play, there are a lot of ways to make the week nights a little more fun. Any family can use these ideas to help them look forward to the weekdays again. Here are six fantastic weeknight activities for family.

Host a theme movie night
Movie nights are one of the best ways for the entire family to be entertained and also wind down at the end of a long day. Families can relax by their TV with and enjoy a movie night based on a theme that they have chosen. This theme can be anything from a color or a time period.
Make a weekly ritual
Having something to look forward to every week is a great way to make those long week days pass by a lot faster. Families can make a weekly plan to get together and do something they all love. This might mean going out to dinner at a nice restaurant or meeting up with friends at a local park. These little traditions can be something everyone looks forward to enjoying each week.
Take advantage of local amenities
Every local neighborhood or city will have its own attractions and free spaces that anyone can use whenever they please. Parks, community theaters, and museums are just a couple common options of these places. Families can take advantage to have a free and fun night out of the house that the whole family will love.
Find discounts for weeknight activities
There are a lot of activities that families want to do on the weekends, but find that the prices are usually just out of their normal budget. Even though these activities may be too expensive during the weekends, families can check to see if there are special discount prices any days of the week that they can use to save a lot of money.
Plan the next vacation
Most families are lucky enough to enjoy a family vacation at least once a year. Every person is constantly thinking of the places they want to go to next and the things they want to do. Families can make it a weekly tradition to come up with a new vacation idea or activity that they can plan out and budget for in the future.
Get crafty
When in doubt, craft time is one of the best ways to stay inside but still be entertained and relaxed the entire night. Every family can find some craft ideas that will excite and stimulate the entire group. Anything from finger painting to building a model train can be a fun way to spend any weeknight.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Trends in Air Conditioning Technology to Look Out for

The air conditioning industry isn’t considered to be one of the most high tech sectors, but it is changing more rapidly than most consumers would ever expect. There are a number of major trends on the horizon that people should be aware of.

How is Air Conditioning Changing Society?

Richard Hayter, a professor at Kansas State University, recently stated that changes in air conditioning technology have had a profound impact on our culture. People living in high temperature regions are more comfortable, which means that they are less likely to relocate. As a result, southern cities have grown larger.
People have also become much more productive. According to the book “Losing Our Cool” by Stan Cox, high temperatures are associated with poor performances, so air conditioning has clearly helped boost worker productivity. As companies become more aware of these benefits, they are more likely to invest in dependable HVAC systems.

Changes in the Air Conditioning Industry

As customers become more aware of the benefits of air conditioning, they also become more demanding. HVAC manufacturers are developing a number of new features to improve customer satisfaction. Here are some of the upcoming trends.
More Remote Control Units
People have become very reliant on air conditioning. Many don’t even want to wait twenty minutes for their house to cool down after coming home. Many HVAC companies are creating remote control units so people can set them on their drive back.
More Energy Efficient
Consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious, so HVAC companies are developing more energy efficient systems. People are interested in buying air conditioners that have Energy Star certification or have verifiable reports showing that their units are far more energy efficient.
Greater Precision
Businesses across the country are conducting extensive studies to find new ways to boost employee productivity. Since the new healthcare law went into effect, they have also taken a variety of steps to improve employee wellness. Keeping a cool workplace has been shown to play an important role in both employee productivity and health, so they will want HVAC solutions that keep temperatures at an optimal level.

Air Conditioners Are Improving Every Day

Air conditioner manufacturers are taking many new steps to improve the quality of life for their customers. You should pay attention to the different systems that are being sold at Rapid Air to make sure that you find a system that suits your needs.  

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Luxury Microfiber Sheet Set #review

Made of the highest quality heavy-weight, high-gram luxury microfiber
•4 piece sheet set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet and two pillowcases
•More durable than cotton,Hypoallergenic and wrinkle resistant!
•Extra Deep Pocket Fit

Monday, April 6, 2015

Night of the Museum Secret of the Tomb #vpmovienight

**disclosure: I received Night of the Museum Secret of the Tomb, Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital HD movie, and products shown free from VocalPoint for review purposes only.**

Saturday, April 4, 2015

How to Land a Great Mystery Shopping Job

If you love shopping and enjoying delicious meals—all on someone else’s dime—you might consider becoming a mystery shopper. These clandestine shoppers supply instant feedback to companies in regard to their customer service, cleanliness and other operational areas all while earning extra bucks to spend at home.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Show Your National Pride and Patriotism with a flag

Flags are a wonderful symbol of national pride and patriotism. They are also beautiful decorations. There are many instances when having a flag would be a great way to let people know what country you are originally from. If you are looking for a place to buy a flag from a specific country, you happen to be in luck. The amount of websites that sell flags online is practically limitless. No matter what type of flag you are looking for, you should have no problem finding it. Flags are great for many occasions. Here are a few examples of occasions when a flag would be great to have.

1. National holidays

On national holidays, it is always nice to proudly display the pride you have for your home country. On holidays such as the 4th of July, American made flags can show everyone how patriotic you are. If you are going to attend a parade to honor your home country, a small flag you can carry with you is nice to have because you can wave it during the festivities. Large flags are good to display on flag poles outside your home during certain occasions. Whatever the case may be, there is the perfect size flag available to suit your specific needs.

2. Decorations

Some people just like to display flags around their home because they enjoy the way they look. It is true that many flags are beautiful and can liven up the appearance of any room they are placed in. In these cases, it is common for people to place the flag in a glass or plastic display case to prevent it from becoming dusty or damaged. Flag display cases can also be purchased from a wide variety of online stores.

3. Parties

If a person has just become the citizen of a certain country, it is common for these people to throw a party to celebrate their achievement. It only makes sense to have the flag of their new country prominently displayed at the party. Becoming a citizen of a new country is a huge moment in a person's life. From now on, the flag of their new country will have an enormous amount of meaning to that person. This is where they will live, work and raise their children. The flag is a symbol of everything they have worked so hard for. Hanging the flag at their citizenship party will make them smile.