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  • Ways to Beat Winter Boredome

    Posted on November 27, 2009 @ 3:22 am

    gift-wrap-scraps

    1)  Save old gift bags, ribbons, and wrapping paper scraps in a big box.  Bring it out when your kids a re bored.  They’d be happy to go through your box and make creations out of scraps that would normally be thrown away.

    pets

    2)  Play with your pet.  Or if you don’t have one, visit a neighbor or relative who has a pet.  Your kids will not only have a great time playing with a dog but they will learn how to behave around animals as well.

    dance

    3)  Put on a CD and have a good old-fashioned dance party with your kids.  It’s free and dance-offs make a good bonding time.

    Ride On Toys

    4)  Take your kids to the basement and let them play with all their ride-on toys from summer.  It’s a good and fun way to release energy and relive summer activities.

    beach toys

    5)  Bring out the summer beach toys.  Those, buckets, shovels, sand molds and rakes make perfect snow toys.

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    Kick Off The Habit

    Posted on @ 3:21 am

    Cigarette smoking is dangerous to your health, that’s the warning you usually see on cigarette packages.  Still, people find it hard to stop smoking.  That’s because nicotine is very addictive.  In fact, it is one of the most addictive, harmful and widely available drugs in the world.

    If you’ll ask some people why they smoke, the most common answer would be, it helps them think a lot better when they are under stress.  It may sound a bit odd but a puff gives them some kind of release.  But quitting smoking is not impossible.  A lot of people successfully kicked off the habit.  It wasn’t easy for many but with a lot of help, they won the battle.

    Now, if you think you are ready to quit, My Quit Smoking Diary offers advice and tips on how to successfully end your smoking habit.  The website is designed to help guide smokers through some of the most effective ways to stop smoking and to provide them with useful links to some of the best resources for those who are looking to live a smoke free life.

    There are numerous health problems linked to smoking,  and quitting now can help stop the effects of tobacco on your appearance and health.  Think about this, in just 20 minutes after smoking your last cigarette, your blood pressure and heart rate decrease while the body temperature of your hands and feet increase. This is just the beginning of how the health risks caused by smoking begin to decrease.  And when you quit before the age of 50, you cut the risk of dying in the next 15 years.  If you’re picking on a good time to quit, I’d say NOW is the right time.

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    RT|WW – I am not a girl!

    Posted on November 24, 2009 @ 2:52 am

    My entry for:

    Wordless Wednesday

    shih-tzu_loki

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    Happy Weekend!

    Posted on November 21, 2009 @ 2:20 am

    blissful

    “Where there is FAITH, there is LOVE; Where there is LOVE; there is PEACE; Where there is PEACE; there is GOD; Where there is GOD; there is BLISS.”

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    Relieve Tired Achy Legs

    Posted on @ 2:08 am

    Do your legs keep you up at night?  If your answer is yes, then you might be experiencing RLS or Restless Leg Syndrome.  This is a real medical condition, just like high blood pressure,  diabetes, or depression. People who suffer from RLS have difficulty lying down and sleeping, or sitting down and relaxing, because of the extreme pain in their legs.  Sadly, many people disregard the symptoms and are unaware that this is something serious.

    But the good news is, Restless Leg Syndrome is not very difficult to treat.  Simple lifestyle changes can improve the symptoms.  Regular exercise, cutting your caffeine intake, reducing alcohol consumption, eliminating cigarettes, reducing stress and eating a healthy diet will significantly help ease your suffering.  You may also want to consider wearing jobst socks. These are medicated hoses that can give support and help relieve your tired achy legs.  These socks are designed not just for women but also for men who suffer from venous disease or swelling related conditions.  Experts also recommend walking, jogging, stretching, taking a hot or cold bath, or massaging your legs to help you feel better.

    Following these simple tips can reduce sleep disturbances, prevent daytime fatigue and significantly improve your daytime activities.

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    For Neck-deep Debt

    Posted on @ 12:58 am

    Like many of you, my bank account and credit cards are still reeling from the expenses brought on by the school opening and recent holidays. I had to buy books, school supplies, and clothes for my daughter,  all these made serious cuts in my pocket. And  here comes Christmas.

    With our present economic state, money is still tight and for sure, I’m not the only one complaining about this. Amidst the rising cost, I am not a bit worried. I discovered a website that helps people improve credit. For me, this is the best solution because it will not only help me save a lot of money because I don’t have to pay for those crazy interest rates.  That’s what great about these credit repair companies.  They help people reduce their balances for as much as 50% and they can keep you debt free in as little as 12-30 months. If you’re neck-deep in debt, these credit repair services will give you the best debt solution to help you get back on your feet. Click on the links to know more.

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    Thirdy

    Posted on November 20, 2009 @ 11:34 pm

    Hubby’s friend Thirdy is a trucker based in Los Angeles. Just like him, Thirdy is a gearhead. But unlike my husband, he loves trucks and pickups. He recently sent photos of his Chevy Siverado. And just like my hubby’s car, his pickup is loaded with truck accessories. It looks awesome. Thirdy is set to come home for Christmas and hopefully will spend a few days with us. They’re like brothers and haven’t seen each other for more than a decade. I’m sure he’s as excited as hubby is. I’m looking forward to finally meeting him.

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    Sneaky Diet Tricks For Kids

    Posted on November 19, 2009 @ 1:23 am

    obesity

    Rigorous exercise and calorie restriction are not the only things proven to help children maintain a healthy weight.  There are some tricks you can use to get them slim down without even knowing they are on a plan.  Nagging them about their weight and making them feel self-conscious won’t help, it will only frsutrate them.  Here are some easy tricks you can use.

    Give them milk instead of juice.  Kids burn 50 extra calories every day when their daily diet includes three cups of low-fat milk.  The credit goes to milk’s calcium and amino acids that slow internal production of parathyroid hormone and calcitriol, chemical messengers that speed the formation of body fat.  If your child dislikes taking plain milk, stir in a teaspoon of chocolate or strawberry syrup.  Researchers also found that drinking flavored milk spurs kids to subconsciously cut back on their sweets.

    Make sure they get the sleep they need.  Sleeping less than eight hours per night triples the child’s risk of developing weight problems.  Sleep deprivation disrupts blood sugar, triggering powerful cravings.

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    The Freshest Party Ideas

    Posted on @ 1:07 am

    Every New Year’s Day, the family reunion is held at my MIL’s. It is still a few weeks away but my mother in law is already calling each one of her children asking for suggestions on what’s the best thing to do on that special day. She wants it to be a little different this time.  Not the usual dinner and exchanging of gifts.  She said, it doesn’t have to be extravagant, she still wants it simple but more fun.

    Times are tough and money is slim and knowing my mom in law pretty well, she would only disapprove if she knows we will be spending a lot for the party. But I have to come up with some party idea real soon because I know my MIL, she won’t stop calling me until I say something. That’s how much she loves me you know, hehe.

    It’s nice that I get access on the web any time, at least I only have to type the word “party” and with just a click of a mouse, everything is right in front of you. You not only get access to numerous party ideas but  you also get access to party decorations, party kits and New Year’s Eve Party Supplies.

    I will call her tomorrow and  impress her with the freshest ideas I found from the internet. Shhhh, don’t tell her I cheated. :)

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    RT|WW – Flowers with whiskers

    Posted on November 18, 2009 @ 12:01 pm

    My entry for:

    Wordless Wednesday

    small flowers

    Any idea what these flowers are called?

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