National Dress Up Your Pet Day

National Dress Up Your Pet Day - Zoo Snoods

 

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Today is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. It’s the perfect time to share some really awesome new pet accessories with our readers. I swear, you are gonna love these. They are so stinkin’ cute!!!

They’re called Zoo Snoods. They are the most adorable hand-knitted hats/hoods for your favorite canine and feline friends to wear to keep their heads and ears warm while outdoors on cold winter days.

Being a crocheter and knitter myself, the appeal of this items perhaps needs no explanation. I have always wanted to try my hand at whipping up a handmade coat or ear warmer for our cats and dogs. But, it’s one of those things that is on my perpetual to-do list and never seems to get done.

Zoo Snoods-Giraffe

Zoo Snoods come in quite a few cute animal variations. I chose a giraffe for our Golden Retriever, Charles, and a unicorn for our Beagle/Jack Russell mix, Jaci. I ordered a size small in the unicorn because she seems like such a small dog next to Charles, but it was readily apparent upon opening the packaging that she is in fact NOT a small dog! [read more]

Powerful Pain Relief Without A Prescription

Powerful Pain Relief Without A Prescription-CBD For Life Pain Relief and Beauty Products

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I keep hearing about so many new products hitting the market that contain CBD extract to address a multitude of issues people face. It’s increasingly getting more press time in the media and the industry is growing. I have been interested to learn more for a while. So, here it is, my very first experience using a Cannabidio (CBD) infused pain management product, and my thoughts about it…. [read more]

Coffee For The Women Who Do It All

Coffee For The Women Who Do It All

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Ladies, let’s have some real talk for a moment, okay? I think that today’s woman actually has it pretty challenging. We’re expected to be career women, dutiful mothers, devoted wives, loyal friends, caring daughters, and loving sisters. For single moms, there are many times they have the duties of two parents in one. Wow, that’s a lot! Not to mention there’s more if you’re involved in your kid’s extracurricular activities, church, personal hobbies, or community events…. [read more]

Restore Healthy Hair To Its Fullest

Restore Healthy Hair To Its Fullest

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When I was a teenager I used to think that my hair was indestructible, I’d dye it whenever the whim hit me and not think twice. I never knew the damage I was causing, much less care. Well, now that I’m turning Thirty next year I’m suffering some major hair hazards and breakage. Now my hair is breaking and falling out in the clump fulls, to the point where I have some hair in the front that has broken off so short it’s less than an inch long. When that happened I decided to start doing research and find out what is going on and how I can fix it and restore healthy hair.

What are the causes of thinning hair and hair loss?

 

Hair Damage

 

Pregnancy and vitamin deficiency is one of the most common reasons for hair damage and hair loss. I’ve had four children in seven years, which means my body has been under almost constant strain or stress from either pregnancy or nursing. Both of which will drain your body of its most important needs. Your growing baby is going to take what it needs to grow and flourish from your body, even though it doesn’t mean too. This is why it’s so important to find the perfect multivitamin or prenatal/postnatal vitamins. The perfect vitamins will help restore healthy hair.

Another common problem causing broken and damaged hair is often an undiagnosed underlying medical condition. One of the most common medical conditions, when I first started mentioning my hair loss to friends was a problem with the thyroid. After learning this tended to be a common denominator in a lot of people that I knew I decided to visit my doctor and have her run a full thyroid panel on me to check my labs. While everything was ok, it was one thing I could cross off my list of possible reasons for my major hair loss.

Stress and Anxiety are another reason for damaged and broken hair. I suffer from chronic anxiety, sometimes it’s crippling. This puts my body in crisis mode almost constantly, meaning things don’t quite work the way they are supposed too. As hair has four different growing phases, and basically stress causes hair to get stuck in the “shedding phase” ( also known as exogen phase ) and this basically means that it could fall out at any time.  Cobb, Cynthia ( 2018 January 25 ) Does Stress Cause Hair Loss https://www.healthline.com/health/stress/stress-hair-loss

JuveTress Hairwash and Conditioner

Additionally, a lot of damage can come from the way you treat your hair in general such as coloring and heat damage. I know my hair has taken a beating over the years for sure. So finding a great shampoo and conditioning treatment has been hard but I finally realized that I had to do something to restore healthy hair. I found the JuveTress products on my search for help! These products help to protect and restore healthy hair. When I first started using the JuveTress Hair Wash and Conditioners the first thing I noticed is the difference in the feel of the products. Where other shampoos and conditioners were very thin and light the JuveTress actually felt thick and like it was actually working in my hair vs washing right off. Pairing with the Revitalizing Hair Therapy, to restore your hair health all the way to the root level. This is the perfect system to help fix those years of damage. Now that I’ve been using it for a little over a month I can tell my hair is a lot shinier and less brittle.

Revitalizing Hair Therapy

Healthier Hair

All in all, there are so many things that can cause hair damage and loss. Be sure to consult with a doctor if you start to notice a major hair loss so you can try and nail down the problem. I hope these suggestions will help you restore healthy hair.

Restore healthy hair to its fullest!

How to Make Jewelry Organization Easier

How to Make Jewelry Organization Easier 

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One of the most difficult items to pack when traveling is my jewelry. I’ve been using the same jewelry roll since college, or maybe longer. For the most part, it gets the job done. Although, I still struggle with keeping my necklaces, and sometimes other pieces, from getting tangled. This all changed when I discovered the Brelox Travel Jewelry Organizer. It makes jewelry organization easier.

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High Quality Glasses with Affordable Low Prices

High Quality Glasses and Sunglasses that Come at an Affordable Low Price

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I’ve been wearing glasses for about four years; conveniently the same amount of time that my daughter has been alive. They weren’t kidding when they said that child birth would take away your best traits. With my little one; it seemed she sucked the iron out of my blood, took all of my Vitamin D, and zapped my eyesight. Unfortunately, I haven’t always had eye insurance so decent vision has been out of the question often.

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Even with eye insurance through my employer, the traditional getting fitted and ordering glasses with the eye doctor was always a long and expensive process. My boyfriend, on the other hand, doesn’t have any insurance and his vision is worse than mine! So when he broke his glasses, having him fitted for glasses was completely off the table with the bills we had at the time.

EyeBuyDirect Offers High Quality Glasses with Affordable Prices

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Most online glasses companies have cheap frames and very few options that complement everyone’s face shape. Glasses should be an extension on one’s personally and should fit like a second pair of skin. EyeBuyDirect has an option to upload a picture of yourself and try on all their frames prior to purchase. If you still aren’t sure which pair to try, take their online quiz to find an awesome pair of frames! Flip through over 1,000 men’s and women’s frames to find one that you like. Once ordered, rest easy knowing you have a 14 day fitting period and a 12 month product replacement guarantee.

I was fortunate to try EyeBuyDirect and was able to order three pairs of eyeglasses and a pair of sunglasses. EyeBuyDirect’s mission statement is to provide everyone with fashionable glasses in different shapes and sizes to be worn for any occasion; all while being affordable. I got two pairs of eyeglasses for myself, one pair of eyeglasses for my boyfriend, and a pair of prescription sunglasses.

prescription sunglasses

The online order form was easy to follow and came with step by step instructions. I was able to create glasses to fit my exact everyday needs. I ordered a pair with Anti-Glare lenses for driving as well as a pair that reduces Blue Light and decreases Glare from computer screens. Each pair came carefully packed as to ensure there was no damage in transport. They also came with a carrying pouch that can double as a cleaning wipe and a use/care guide.

Even with all the extra’s added, I averaged about $100-$120 per pair which is a HUGE improvement from the usual $250 at the eye doctor!

Buy One Give One; One Action. Enormous Impact

Right now, there are 2.5 billion people who cannot see without aid. EyeBuyDirect offers a program partnered with Vision for Life that offers a new pair of glasses to an individual in need for each pair purchased.

Unfortunately, my boyfriend snapped one of the ear pieces off his glasses about two weeks into wearing them. He has a bad habit of wearing glasses in bed and falling asleep with them on. This time around, he had taken them off in his sleep and tucked them under his pillow. When he rolled over, we heard that dreaded *snap* sound. We ordered him a replacement pair from EyeBuyDirect and the order process was just as seamless and his new pair of glasses will arrive in about 10 days.

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Fuel Your Body and Mind with Mushroom Extracts

Add FreshCap Mushrooms to your Favorite Recipes for a Healthy Boost

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In our area of North Carolina, we’ve been battling bouts of snow and rain producing flood conditions. We’re about two days into a six day run of rain and with the combined temperatures of 40 degrees, we could really use some warming up. It also seems that any time we get wet weather, I have someone in my house come down with a case of the sniffles. I wanted a way to give some comfort in this dreary weather but also boost everyone’s immune system so I pulled out my dad’s Super Easy Chili recipe and tweaked it with my favorite Mushroom Extracts to give it the umph* we need to make it through what appears to be our own little monsoon season. But you know what they say, if you don’t like the weather in North Carolina; give it a minute, it’ll change!

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FreshCap Mushrooms have Mushroom Extracts for all Health Issues

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FreshCap makes the difference in extracts by cultivating from the entire mushroom plant. There are no hard to pronounce ingredients and no additives or chemicals. FreshCap Mushrooms are Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan and Paleo friendly.

-Thrive 6 comes packed with 6 different mushrooms, all designed to aid in healing. With 60 servings in each bag, this powerhouse is ready to be added to coffee, tea, and your favorite meals

  • LIONS MANE for focus, mental clarity and creativity.
  • CORDYCEPS for energy, endurance and athletic performance
  • CHAGA for detoxifying and inner health
  • REISHI the mushroom of immortality
  • TURKEYTAIL for preventing colds and flu.
  • MAITAKE for bolstering the immune system

-Electric

  •  100% pure Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract for focus and mental clarity

-Hero

  • 100% pure Cordyceps Militaris Mushroom Extract for energy and endurance

Add FreshCap Mushrooms to my Dad’s Super Easy Chili Recipe

chili ingredients

You’ll Need:

  • 1 15 ounce can of Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 15 ounce can of Pinto Beans
  • 1 15 ounce can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 8 ounce can of Tomato Sauce
  • 1 8 ounce can of Sweet Corn (i used half a 15 ounce can because that’s all I had on hand)
  • 1 pound of ground beef (or your preference of ground meat, preferably something that is lean)
  • 1 16 ounce container of beef broth
  • 2 tbs Chili Powder
  • 1 tbs cumin (This is one of my favorites from the Chef’s Collection at Burlap and Barrel)
  • 1 tbs Paprika
  • 1 tbs Oregano
  • 1/2 tbs onion powder
  • 1/2 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 scoop of Thrive 6 FreshCap Mushroom Extract
  • If you like spice, add whole chilies until you reach the desired heat index (see my favorite from Burlap and Barrel)
  • salt and pepper to taste

To cook:

  • Brown the ground beef with the above mentioned seasonings (this is why you want something lean, as I typically do not drain fat and cook the meat with seasoning from the start to really impart some flavor)
  • Add the additional canned ingredients and stir
  • Depending on how ‘soupy’ you like your chili, add in the beef broth until you get your desired consistency
  • bring to a boil and reduce to the lowest temperature and simmer for 2-3 hours
  • Serve with CORNBREAD or saltine crackers, sour cream, and cheese.
  • **BONUS – you could put this in the crock pot in the morning and it will be ready for supper at the end of the day

easy chili recipe

 

Check us out for more ways to boost immunity or for more of my favorite family recipes!

 

Roll Your Way to Better Skin with a Dermaroller

Improve Overall Skin Appearance in Weeks with a Dermaroller

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Most of my adult life I have suffered from acne. Because I frequently mess with my face, I also have acne scaring and enlarged pores. To be quite honest, my skin sucks. I often jump on bandwagons to try the latest craze or switch from one top ranked skin care line to the next trying to find relief from painful, cystic acne. However, even with the extensive list of products out there, I have a hard time finding anything that will tackle the deep craters that are my acne scars.

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Happy New Year And Time For A Fresh Start in 2019

2019 is here. It’s time for a fresh start!

Happy New Year And Time For A Fresh Start in 2019

Hello, 2019!

Happy New Year!

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Online Wine Shop That Delivers Amazing Taste

Do you buy Wine Online?

Two bottles of Brix + Barrel Wine with a holiday dear in front

Why not buy wine online, we buy almost everything else online.  Now, wine is precious cargo so you will need to know that your wine will be delivered properly. So your first thought might be to buy wine from Amazon.com, but NO don’t do that, we have another suggestion- Brix and Barrel wines.

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