Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Guitar Center

*This is a sponsored post*


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The Guitar Center in Merrillville, In has some great sales going on right now. Click the link to check out what they have. If you are looking for something for Valentine"s Day or a birthday for someone who loves to play music, they could have exactly what you are looking for.

Have a great day!

Renee

Teach Your Children to Sing Songs

December is so full of fun and togetherness – a wonderful time to pass traditions down to our children. Kids love this time of year mainly for the presents and gifts they know they"ll soon be receiving. One way to teach them about the holiday season is to teach them songs. You never know when you"ll find that one of your own is a musical prodigy!

[caption id="attachment_4932" align="aligncenter" width="275"] Image from Google Images[/caption]

There are many programs at this time of year that are open to the public, also. For those who want to have special tutoring in music and even in singing, there are places online that can provide professionally designed courses but to just listen to children singing is a great way to get your own kids involved, too. This past year, there were children singing Hanukkah and Christmas songs at a local park. It was so beautiful. They really put their hearts into it.

Regarding the kids who were singing, I"m not sure if the younger ones understood the entire meaning behind it, but I know the older ones did. I always make sure to explain to my children Hanukkah song meanings. You have to do this to make sure they understand or they can hear a certain word wrong (and it happens to all types of songs, not just Hanukkah ones!) and then you, well, they, have a completely different meaning for that song. And the way the misunderstanding can end up getting sorted out can range from slightly funny to completely embarrassing!

Since kids learn by watching us grown-ups (even if we don"t feel so grown-up all the time, and to think about it, that"s probably when they watch us the closest!), what we say, what we do, what we eat, and just our attitudes in general, we need to pay attention to our own attitudes and actions. Keep promises made to others, and treat others in a decent way, even if they aren"t in your presence. One thing to make sure is to give your kids a thankful attitude, one where they know that they could have less than what they do have, and to always try to help others when possible. Those are attributes that, for too many people, only come out in the last two months of the year. We might not have the music all year long, but a change in people"s attitudes toward others would be a fantastic thing every day of the year!

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for January 31, 2017

 
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. - Albert Einstein

Monday, January 30, 2017

Yoga Pants


These yoga pants are very nice. They are made of nylon and spandex with mesh around the knees, I guess for breathability.

Yoga Pants http://amzn.to/2jnHZJQYoga Pants http://amzn.to/2jnHZJQ

So far I really am loving these yoga pants. The mesh around the knees helps me with sweating during a workout, plus the seem to bend at the knees a lot better than most I have worn. The material is nylon and spandex but so very soft. I have, so far, only had the opportunity to use them a few times but they seem to be holding up really well through washing. The waistband is a bit larger than some and I imagine could be folded over if you like to wear them that way. All in all this appears to be a good product for money.

Yoga Pants http://amzn.to/2jnHZJQ

You can get this item " target="_blank">HERE on Amazon.

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest review.

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for January 30, 2017

 
Fairy tales are more than true, not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. - Neil Gaiman

Sunday, January 29, 2017

I Need a Name!

We have had an exciting few weeks here at home lately. We are working on putting up a pen to get a couple pigs. We have been working on a compost pile rather than throwing everything into the trash can.  We have been working on trying to bury the water line we just put in but got caught with freezing temps this week. Needless to say, it"s been a rough few weeks.

If you"ve followed me on Instagram, you have also seen that a couple weeks ago we hatched 5 baby chicks. The daddy is a Barred Rock Roo who is gorgeous.

[caption id="attachment_4905" align="aligncenter" width="420"] This is Tigger the Roo[/caption]

Momma of the chickens are several of my hens. I know there is one that is a bantam from Little Bit or Little Brat

[caption id="attachment_4915" align="aligncenter" width="420"] This is Little Bit. Little Brat looks identical but all black.[/caption]

 

Then I have the "The White Ladies" who are 5 Leghorns that I can"t tell apart.

[caption id="attachment_4907" align="aligncenter" width="420"] I actually have 5 of these White ones so they have been dubbed "my white ladies" because I can"t tell them apart.[/caption]

 

There is Momma:

[caption id="attachment_4908" align="aligncenter" width="420"] This is Momma[/caption]

 

And my Rhode Island Red who has been named "Red"

[caption id="attachment_4906" align="aligncenter" width="420"] This is Red. She was my first chicken.[/caption]

 

So, now I have 5 babies from these chickens and they are making their debut today on the blog.

[caption id="attachment_4909" align="aligncenter" width="420"] McGyver[/caption]

 

This is McGyver. She got this name because she managed to get out of the brooder within a few hours of being hatched.

[caption id="attachment_4910" align="aligncenter" width="420"] My name is Tweety, because of my color[/caption]

 

This is Tweety, as in Tweety Bird because of her coloring.

[caption id="attachment_4911" align="aligncenter" width="420"] My name is Flower because she reminds me of a skunk with the white stripe on her head. Flower, from Bambi[/caption]

 

This is Flower. She has a white stripe on her head that reminded me of a skunk, which is what I would have called her. However, my daughter remembered Flower from Bambi so that is how she got her name.

[caption id="attachment_4912" align="aligncenter" width="420"] Little Bo Peep[/caption]

 

This is the one Bantam out of the group. Her name is Little Bo Peep. She got her name because she is always peeping.

[caption id="attachment_4913" align="aligncenter" width="420"] I need a name :([/caption]

 

This sweet little lady still doesn"t have a name. So I am asking for help with naming her (or I hope it"s a her anyway). She is so sweet and so quiet. She is has such a great personality blooming that I can"t wait to see how she behaves when she gets bigger. I need help coming up with a name for this sweet little girl.

Please leave me some ideas in the comments and I will let ya"ll know what we choose.

Have a great day!

Renee

 

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for January 29, 2017

 
I have not failed. I"ve just found 10,000 ways that won"t work. - Thomas A. Edison

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Chopper


I love that this chopper is small in size, but don"t let that fool you into thinking it can"t do a big job. We used this the other night to cut the veggies for tacos.

Chopper http://amzn.to/2jG0Roc

Even though this size of this is small, it still did a great job to help chop all the veggies (tomatoes, lettuce, green onion) for tacos we made a couple nights ago. This has a guard plate both above and below the blades to make sure that everything gets chopped and not just what"s in the middle. This is an issue I"ve had with a few others of this type. These guards though, push the veggies up from the bottom of the chopper and keep them from getting shoved to the top as well. It works really well and is so easy to use.

Chopper http://amzn.to/2jG0Roc

You can get this item HERE on Amazon.

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest review.

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for January 28, 2017

 
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. - Oscar Wilde

Friday, January 27, 2017

Do You Love Bread?

The Grain Food Foundation is trying to get information out about healthier eating and carbs.

Check out the video below:

 




What are your thoughts on bread?

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for January 27, 2017

 
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. - Albert Einstein

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Vita C Whip


I haven"t had the opportunity to try this as of yet, but I will give you my first impressions of the Vita C Whip from Essa Skin Care.

Vita C Whip http://amzn.to/2j7p7P9

I could see myself using this product. This can be used twice a day after cleansing face, but before your moisturizer. This product is very creamy and doesn"t leave your skin feeling greasy like some of the vitamin C serums I have used in the past. I can"t put a name to the scent of this product, but I can say that it has a plant based scent that is not very strong and doesn"t stick around for a long time either.

Overall, I am pleased with this item and will update this post after I have been able to use it for a month or so.

Vita C Whip http://amzn.to/2j7p7P9

You can get this item HERE on Amazon.

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest review.

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for January 25, 2017

 
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

What is Going On? I mean Really People

I don"t usually go into politics on my blog, but something has to be said about what is going on I mean come on really people!! Can we just take a moment to be grown-ups again because I don"t understand. As a grown-up, we are supposed to be responsible people, are we not? Is there anyone who disagrees with this? If you do, I shall warn you to stop reading this now!

Protesting

 

I will tell you right now that I did NOT support Obama being elected as President. However, I did NOT go out and destroy property under the guise of protest because he won. I do NOT understand why this is happening now! When I was growing up, protests only happened because someone"s rights had been violated. Now it seems that when people don"t get their way, it"s time to protest. I mean what the hell people!! That is just throwing a temper tantrum.

I get that many people don"t like that Trump is now our President, but I would like to know who"s rights have been violated since he became our President??? He hasn"t been in office a week yet and everyone has gone insane! Can someone please explain this to me?

I think my cousin put it most eloquently when she stated on her Facebook page:


This whole not my president crap is so stupid. Obama wasn"t my choice, yet he was indeed my president. As with so many things, it is what it is. Crying, hiding, joining support groups, protesting, etc isn"t changing a damn thing. We are an adaptable species for goodness sake! Get over it! Go to work, pay your bills, file your taxes and take care of your families. The sun will come up, tomorrow is another day. Hoping for the worst is absolutely idiotic! Let"s instead, pray that OUR president can and will do a fantastic job these next 4 years instead of predicting the end of the world you big babies!




and this statement too:














What did the women"s marches accomplish yesterday? I"m sure there were plenty out there just celebrating sisterhood, I hope so anyway, it looks to me more of a childish parade of ridiculous signs. A vagina flipping the bird? Vagina hats? The p word everywhere? My gosh, are we grown up intelligent women or are we 6th grade boys? You hate Trump? Who cares? You want equal pay? Do an equal job! You want control over your bodies? You"ve had that for years sweetheart! Those weren"t mentioned on the signs I saw though. The signs could have been thought up by any pubescent boy. Disgusting! I"m ashamed!





This statement says everything that I believe needs to be said. Why are people out there protesting when we should be working together to make this a better country. Trump has not had a chance to do anything wrong yet. Let"s stand together and pray that he does a good job rather than throwing a hissy fit because he made it into office. Let"s work together to make sure that he does what he said would and "Make America Great Again".

If, and I mean IF he violates someones rights, then I would be out there with the rest of them protesting, but until that happens grow up! Be an adult! and quit crying simply because you didn"t get your way.

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for January 24, 2017

 
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. - Mahatma Gandhi

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for January 23, 2017

 
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Glycolic Facial Peel


This glycolic Facial peel is a bit different than anything I have ever used before. I"ve never been one to use the facial peels, but I was given this one to try so I did.

Glycolic Facial Peel http://amzn.to/2iRWyK5Glycolic Facial Peel http://amzn.to/2iRWyK5

I have to say the experience with this has been different. I"ve never been a fan of the facial peels, but this isn"t quite what I thought it was. You apply this to your face after cleansing and allow it to set for about a minute (at least at first), then you rinse it off. I noticed at first a little bit of tingling after applying it. I think this is why it says to start with a minute or less to begin with.

I left it on for only about 45 seconds the first couple times I used it. I have not used this product every day. I"ve only used it twice so far so I can"t say how well it works, but I"m getting used to how it feels and I love the way my face feels after using this so I will continue to use it and see what happens.

Glycolic Facial Peel http://amzn.to/2iRWyK5

You can get this item HERE.

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest review.

Have a great day!

Renee

Youth Express Night Cream


Another wonderful product from the Instanatural skin care line. Youth Express Night Cream leaves my face feeling so soft every night.

Youth Express Night Cream http://instanatural.com/products/youth-express-night-creamYouth Express Night Cream http://amzn.to/2j2KRLJ

Have I mentioned before that I love this skin care line? The ingredients in each product are natural. This particular product has Aloe juice, sunflower seed oil, and Vitamin E just to name a few of the ingredients. I wish that I could tell you this stuff works miracles, but I have only been using it for about a week. I love the way it smells, kind of a light floral scent. I love the way my face feels after using it too. This is a definite keeper in the skin care routine.

Youth Express Night Cream http://amzn.to/2j2KRLJ

You can get this item HERE.

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest review.

Have a great day!

Renee

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Pure Moroccan Rose Water


This Moroccan Rose Water can be used in several ways. As a toner after cleansing the skin, as a hydrating mist after a shower, or even a makeup setting spray.

Moroccan Rose Water http://instanatural.com/products/moroccan-rose-waterMoroccan Rose Water http://amzn.to/2k5LkhX

I am so in love with this product line! These are all natural products with ingredients that are good for your skin. I"ve been using this rose water as a toner after cleansing my face both in the morning and at night. I follow it with a serum (vitamin C in the am and retinol in the pm) and then my moisturizer (again Vitamin C in the am, and youth express in the pm).

The scent of this product is amazing. It smells like roses. However, the scent is not overly strong nor does it stick around for a while. So far, I love this product!

Moroccan Rose Water http://amzn.to/2k5LkhX

You can get this item HERE.

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest review.

Have a great day!

Renee

Glycolic Facial Cleanser


I love how this stuff works. The glycolic facial cleanser really makes my face feel clean. I love this line of skin care because it"s natural.

Glycolic Facial Cleanser http://instanatural.com/products/glycolic-cleanserGlycolic Facial Cleanser http://amzn.to/2j2cvZt

When I use this facial cleanser, I feel a little bit of a tingling on my face which goes away as soon as I rinse. I can"t explain the scent it has, but it isn"t strong and it really isn"t bad. I love the way my face feels after using this though. It feels very soft and very clean. Not that tight feeling that you get after a shower, but just more clean. So far, I love this cleanser and plan on continuing with it.

Glycolic Facial Cleanser http://amzn.to/2j2cvZt

You can get this item HERE on Amazon.

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest review.

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for January 22, 2017

 
Be the change that you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for January 21, 2017

 
Be yourself: everyone else is already taken. - Oscar Wilde

Friday, January 20, 2017

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for January 20, 2017

 
Being rejected is not the end of your life, it"s a means to an end for your life. And that end is your destiny. - Adetokunbo O. Adeoye

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for January 19, 2017..
We are responsible for our own relationships, their successes, their failures, the good times, the bad times. Take responsibility for creating the relationships that you desire. - Sam Owen

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for January 18, 2017

 
Reconnect with the highest truth and ignite the divine sparks in you. - Amit Ray

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LED Shower Head


This LED shower head is amazing! Yes, I said LED, it lights up! It"s easy to install and works great. So far, I am loving this thing!

LED Shower Head http://fave.co/2jOaV27

The LED shower head cycles through different colors as you shower. This thing is great and it uses no electricity! The water powers the lights. The colors are very beautiful too. I was surprised at how well this works. I am so glad I was given the opportunity to review this. It works great and so far, I absolutely love it.

LED Shower Head http://fave.co/2jOaV27

Installation was only a few minutes. Of course you need a pair of pliers and some plumber"s tape, but still very easy to put in. We"ve been using it for about a week now and it does not leak so far and the lights continue to work every time. I would not have imagined that one could put lights in the shower head! I guess, though without the electrical wires running to it this is not an issue.

LED Shower Head http://fave.co/2jOaV27

You can get this item here on Walmart.com.

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest review.

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for January 17, 2017

 
I never want you to deny anything about yourself because you have grown up thinking it"s unacceptable or inconvenient for the people around you. - Jennifer Elisabeth