Art 4 All Hats & Artwork

Inspired by the beauty of the Western landscape, Abby Paffrath's Art 4 All offers one of a kind snapback hats using a traditional Indonesian art form known as Batik; a wax resist dye technique used to create images and patterns on fabrics. A bright take on wildlife and nature images, it’s easy to see Abby’s deep-seated love of the great outdoors

The 411:

If you have read my blog you know that my daughter Goddess has been an artist for years. She is 13 and has an interest and desire to always do her art and stretch her skills. I loved handing this hat over to her for review. 


The hat is from Art 4 All a company created by Abby Paffrath an artist who uses an traditional art form to create her art. My daughter loves hats and she loves art. Goddess loves something she can put on her head to keep her hair out of her face while she is hard at work on a sketch or digital coloring her sketches. The hat has a flat bill and mesh sides. It also has an adjustable back for every size head. Goddess loved that the hat had artwork from an artist who took her passion for wildlife and nature and created a product where others can walk around with her artwork.  "I love it. It isn't just on a canvas, photo or online. Her artwork is putting footprints all over town. This is so cool." 



We love you can get a trucker hat, winter hat, beanie, headband or bandana featuring Abby's art. 


She also has the most colorful water bottles on her website. Go check it out. 



 
These are great for anyone on your Christmas list.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.

The Oak Ridge Boys Kick Off Their Annual Christmas Tour Tonight In Branson, Missouri

The Oak Ridge Boys Kick Off Their Annual Christmas Tour Tonight In Branson, Missouri



The Oak Ridge Boys


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – GRAMMY® Award-winning and Country Music Hall of Fame members, The Oak Ridge Boys, will once again celebrate the Christmas season with their timeless hits and holiday classics on their 2018 Shine The Light On Christmas Tour. This year's tour will take the legendary group to 32 cities in 18 states, and kicks off tonight in Branson, Missouri.

Each year The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas tour plays to packed houses across America. Blending a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs—including religious, romantic, and fun holiday tunes—The Oak Ridge Boys’ set list will take their audiences on a hit-filled musical roller coaster ride of holiday cheer from their six best selling Christmas album catalog.

“The Shine The Light On Christmas Tour this year will be our 29th annual Christmas tour,” says Oaks’ Joe Bonsall. “We will sing hit songs for 40 minutes and after a short intermission our full production Christmas show takes over the stage with music celebrating every aspect of the holiday season, from Santa Claus to celebrating the birth of Jesus. Our production is all new and fresh this year and we are more excited than ever to be bringing this very special family event to your town!”

The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban—are best known for their iconic and multi-platinum hit “Elvira,” along with other chart-toppers like “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” and “American Made.” The Oak Ridge Boys have achieved a decorated career, winning five GRAMMY® Awards, multiple CMA, ACM and Dove Awards for their crossover brand of pop, country and gospel music that spans multiple generations. The Oak Ridge Boys became members of the Grand Ole Opry in 2011 and achieved arguably country music’s highest honor in October 2015 when they were inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
 
The Oak Ridge Boys Shine The Light On Christmas Tour:
NOV 14 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 15 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 16 The Midland Theatre / Newark, Ohio
NOV 17 Vern Riffe Center for the Arts / Portsmouth, Ohio
NOV 18 The Maryland Theatre / Hagerstown, Md.
NOV 23 The Arena at Southeastern KY Agricultural and Expo Complex / Corbin, Ky.
NOV 24 Honeywell Center / Wabash, Ind.
NOV 25 Rialto Square Theater / Joliet, Ill.
NOV 26 Pablo Center at the Confluence / Eau Claire, Wis.
NOV 27 Bridge View Center / Ottumwa, Iowa
NOV 28 Topeka Performing Arts Center / Topeka, Kan.
NOV 29 United Wireless Arena at Boot Hill Casino & Resort / Dodge City, Kan.
NOV 30 Cheyenne Civic Center / Cheyenne, Wyo.
DEC 01 Alberta Bair Theater / Billings, Mont.
DEC 02 Clearwater River Casino & Lodge / Lewiston, Idaho
DEC 03 Morrison Center / Boise, Idaho
DEC 05 First Interstate Center for the Arts / Spokane, Wash.
DEC 06 Toyota Center / Kennewick, Wash.
DEC 07 Chinook Winds Casino Resort / Lincoln City, Ore.
DEC 08 Chinook Winds Casino Resort / Lincoln City, Ore.
DEC 09 Little Creek Casino Resort / Shelton, Wash.
DEC 10 Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort / Suquamish, Wash.
DEC 12 Jensen Grand Concert Hall / Pocatello, Idaho
DEC 13 Southern Utah University / Cedar City, Utah
DEC 14 DeJoria Center / Kamas, Utah
DEC 15 Vilar Performing Arts Center / Beaver Creek, Colo.
DEC 16 Budweiser Events Center / Loveland, Colo.
DEC 17 Casper Events Center / Casper, Wyo.
DEC 18 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center / Rapid City, S.D.
DEC 19 Mary W. Sommervold Hall at Washington Pavilion / Sioux Falls, S.D.
DEC 20 Adler Theatre / Davenport, Iowa
DEC 21 Crystal Grand Music Theater / Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
DEC 22 Crouse Performance Hall / Lima, Ohio
DEC 23 Schermerhorn Symphony Center / Nashville, Tenn.
For entire tour schedule, please click here.
 
About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and twelve GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating one double-platinum album and one double-platinum single and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Y'All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit oakridgeboys.com.
 
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Making Peace With Anger For A More Harmonious Thanksgiving



Ah, Thanksgiving.  Most people conjure an image of the perfect holiday gathering. Family and friends all attend, everybody recites what they are thankful for, and a toast is made to those family members who have passed away in the last year.  

But not everybody’s Thanksgiving is a Norman Rockwell painting. Domestic violence increases, political arguments become heated, and the added stress some people feel to create a perfect celebration only makes everything worse. Plus, since some family members don’t see each other except during the holidays, they may want to revisit old arguments and settle old scores.

“Thanksgiving should be a time to reflect on the past, to be thankful for it, and for our family and friends,” says Tom Corner, a motivational speaker and author of Borrowed Eyes and Feet: Finding Enlightenment After Rage  (www.borrowedeyesandfeet.com).  

“Thanksgiving also should be just as much about looking to the future as it is thinking about the past. But in order to do that, some people may have to deal with family anger issues first.”

Corner, whose struggles to overcome his own anger issues are recounted in his latest book, says people who have pent-up anger can deal with it in many different ways – and family gatherings can bring these issues to the surface.

Corner says that while it’s not always easy to mollify someone else’s anger, he does have suggestions on how you can reduce your own anger issues at Thanksgiving dinner:
  
  • Prepare yourself.  Before attending or hosting the event, spend some time saying some affirmations like “I will focus on things to be thankful for,” “Although my brother/sister may upset me, I deeply love and appreciate myself,” or even “I attract honor, respect and dignity for myself and others.”

     
  • Behave. Don’t worry so much about other people’s behavior – pay attention to your own.  How you behave is likely to be returned to you. If you are grumpy and assume the holiday will be a disaster, you may make that come true.  “So smile because smiles really are contagious,” Corner says.

     
  • Risk change.  If your Thanksgiving dinners have always been a disaster because you can’t stand your sister, for example, make a commitment that this year you are going to change.  You can’t change her, but you can change your expectations of her (and yourself).  Decide ahead of time that you will truly be loving and kind to yourself and you will be loving and kind to her.  Thanksgiving only comes once a year, so take a risk and change how you see your family and remove unjustified expectations.

     
  • Be present and aware. Don’t go on automatic pilot.  “Be here, be now, be present,” Corner says.  “Your positive energy of being ‘in the moment’ will impact those around you. Don’t bring your past arguments and hurts into the present.”

     
  • Forgive yourself. If your Thanksgiving wasn’t perfect, that’s OK. “Our true perfection lies on our imperfections,” Corner says. Don’t take how it went as a personal reflection on you. Once you forgive and accept yourself, you will magically do the same for your family members.

     
“After Thanksgiving is over, make peace with what was. Hug your family, kiss your children, and take some time to just be,” Corner says. “You will need it.  After all, Christmas dinner will only be four weeks away. So, if you grasp onto family frustrations ask yourself “Are these thoughts really true?”

About Tom Corner

Tom Corner, author of  Borrowed Eyes and Feet: Finding Enlightenment After Rage” (www.tomcorner.net) is a writer and visionary leader who is a motivated professional with a lifetime of experience in the people business. He published his first children’s book in 2014 – List for Santa, List for Life!  His follow-up publications include Positive Thoughts, Positive Life! Mommy Why Do You Have Two Birthdays? and Life is Fine, When You are Aligned! His hobbies include physical and mental health, nutrition counseling and spiritual and meditative arts.

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