Friday, October 30, 2020

5 Simple Tips for Better Sleep


It’s a wonderful feeling when you’ve had the perfect night’s sleep. You feel energized, alert, and ready for the day ahead. Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t as easy as it might seem though, and it’s something many people have to work at. 

Here are five simple tips to help you get better sleep. 

Regular bed times

You set a time for when you need to wake up so why not set a time for when you go to bed? Your body has a natural clock that is fairly attuned to the 24-hour schedule, so stick to this by keeping a regular bed time

It’s easy to get carried away with what you’re doing and stay up late, but you suffer the consequences the next day and it doesn’t allow your body to get into a good routine. Instead, set an alarm for bed time and stick to it. 

Donexercise close to bed time


Exercise is pretty much at the opposite end of the scale to sleep. It makes you feel alert, gets your heart pumping, and your mind working in overdrive. 

These aren’t great attributes to help you sleep, so it’s a good idea to make sure you finish exercise at least three hours before you plan on sleeping. This gives your body time to slow down a bit and get back to a state where it can easily sleep. 

Be careful with what you consume


We all know it’s probably not a great idea to drink an espresso right before you go to sleep. However, there are lots of different substances that can affect your sleep. 

One that can have a significant impact on the quality of your sleep is alcohol. Your body has to work hard to process alcohol, and so it doesn’t get quite the same level of rest if you’ve drank a fair bit before bed. 

We often hear the term “nightcap” but in reality, it’s a good idea to avoid alcohol before bed. 

The one-hour routine

You don’t just wake up in the morning and start doing laps around your bedroom. It takes time to get into the swing of things and the same can be said about going to bed. 

You need to give yourself time to get prepared for sleep, so it can help to start preparing one hour before your bed time. Get all your routines done such as brushing your teeth and putting on your skin care face serums, take a warm shower, and another great idea is to write a personal journal. 

This helps prepare your brain and body for healthy sleep.

Remove distractions


When you go to bed, good sleep needs to be your priority, which means removing distractions. 

If you struggle with the distraction of electronic devices, then these can be left outside, taking away the temptation. Many people hear the buzz of their phone and can’t help but check it, and this makes it so much more difficult to get good sleep. 

Find the things that are distracting you from your sleep and remove them from your room.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Gift Idea: Digz Gardening Gloves Are The Perfect Addition To Your Gardening Gift Basket!

Gardening can be tough on your hands. Thankfully, 
Digz Gardening Gloves are here for anyone with a passion for plants.

This incredible line of gardening gear makes sure your digits stay safe while you get to work in the soil (or even making your next crafting masterpiece).The durable gloves are available in a variety of colors and hand-drawn patterns and also have touchscreen-compatible fingertips in case you need to snap a pic in the flower beds.  

The 411:

Besides being perfect for gardening they are stylish too! I find them so comfortable and love that they are touchscreen compatible. 

The durable gloves are steeped in color and also have touchscreen-compatible fingertips in case you need to snap a pic in the flower beds.

I love the Signature Gloves the best. They are so pretty. All three pairs are super comfortable but most of all I love that I can secure the wrist area. I love gardening but hate bugs so knowing no creepy crawlers can get into my sleeve makes me feel good!

The only problem I have when I get new gloves is getting them dirty. I get over it fast but just the fact that these pretty gloves are going to get dirty the first time I use them is killing me. 

I have to start pulling down some vines from over the summer. I plan on wearing these. They have great cushions in the fingers so I don't get pinched. Perfect!

These gloves will look so pretty in the garden gift baskets I have planned for two friends this year. 

To Order:

Buy it on here from $3.98.

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

Eco Lips Holiday Lip Balm 2


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I am always looking for stocking stuffers for my sister-in-law, daughter and nieces. These are perfect! I love the way they look and my nieces and I really like Eco Lips. Eco Lips moisturizes all day and especially with wearing a mask for so many hours our lips are so dry!

Aren't they cute in these little Dollar Tree Ornaments? 

5 Tips to Celebrate an Occasion in Style

Photo by Marisa Morton on Unsplash

If your friend or family member is about to celebrate a special occasion in 2020, it can be incredibly difficult to choose an exciting and memorable way to celebrate with them and to make them feel special. If you are struggling to organize a kids birthday or a family anniversary, here are some top tips that will help you to celebrate any special occasion in style. 


One of the simplest actions that you can take to make the special day different from any other is to decorate your home or the place where the celebration is going to take place. Decorations do not have to be difficult or expensive, however, and homemade décor such as banners and bunting is just as heartfelt as the confetti and balloons you may be planning to shop for at your local supermarket. You may also consider personalizing the décor with a message or their names, or combining décor and a gift in one by filling the space with flowers. 

Create a special cake

No occasion is a celebration without cake or another sweet treat. However, rather than simply pop to your nearest supermarket or cake shop, you should consider making the cake in question stand out by investing in special cake stencils for your loved one. You can either bake a homemade cake or simply add flair to one that you have bought previously. At Confection Couture Stencils, they offer a range of cake stencils for party planning, including Halloween, Christmas, and even Art Deco patterns. 

Choose the perfect gift 

At the heart of most occasions is the practice of gift-giving, and although not the most important touch on this list, giving the perfect gift can make your loved ones feel special and can show that you are thinking of them. Some of the best presents include those that relate to their hobbies and interests or that are personalized with their name or a feature that is specific to them. You might also pair this with a card within which you can write an encouraging message for them to keep forever. 

Organize a small gathering

The most important aspect of celebrations, however, is enjoying them with your loved ones, and so you should try to arrange a gathering of any size with all of their- or your- family and friends. You can even organize a gathering in 2020 through digital platforms such as Zoom or Hangouts, which can allow you to feel like you are all in the same room together.

Dress up

Not many people feel like celebrating without first getting dolled up. Whether you decide to arrange fancy dress, or simply decide to opt for top hat and tails, dressing up can instantly help you to get into the party spirit and can allow you to separate the occasion from daily life. You should also take as many pictures as possible of you and your loved ones in their fancy get-up as a way to preserve the special occasion for the future and to remind you all of a wonderful time that you spend together.

3 Tips for Making Your Event Run as Smoothly as Possible

Hosting an event Warren OH can be an exciting yet daunting thing. You likely have visions of exactly how you want the day or night to go, but you may be nervous about actually executing it. Event planning and hosting takes a lot of time and work, but it can be worth it in the end. Consider these tips for making your event planning as successful as possible.

1. Plan, Plan, Plan

Planning is essential for success in any venture, and this is especially true when planning an event. You cannot simply show up the day of the event and expect everything to fall into place with no planning. It often takes weeks or months to get everything ready to go. It also helps to have written plans so that you are able to coordinate all aspects of the event.

2. Get an Accurate Headcount

If you are hosting an event where food will be served, gathering an accurate headcount can save you a world of trouble. One of the biggest fears of hosts is running out of food. When you know exactly (or almost exactly) how many people to expect, this aspect of the event will be much less stressful. You can work with a caterer to develop a menu that will work smoothly for the crowd you are hoping to feed.

3. Roll With the Changes

Planning is essential before the event, but flexibility is essential on the day of the event. No matter how much preparation you do, there is bound to be something that goes awry. You can then default to the backup plan and keep enjoying the rest of the day or night. Guests typically do not even notice these small blunders, and you should just let them roll off your shoulders.

When you keep these simple tips in mind, you can be on your way to becoming a pro at hosting any type of event.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

How to make your dog feel at home in your home

If you have a dog, you’ll know they are just as much a part of the family as anybody else. That’s why it’s important that they feel just as home in your home as everyone else. Here are some ways to make sure your dog feels comfortable in your house. 

Start with the outside first 

While you’ll want to spend most of your time indoors, your dog will want to spend the majority of their time outdoors. Dogs love nothing more than having a large space to run around in, and your back yard is the ideal space to allow them to play in. Make sure you have a surface that won’t hurt them. For example, in extreme heat, concrete can get hot and burn their paws. 

If you don’t have a soft surface for them to jump around on, consider installing an artificial lawn for them. Arranging for experts to carry out pet turf installation is quick and surprisingly affordable. Employ experts and your back yard could be transformed within just a few hours. Choose a product that has been designed to be pet friendly. For example, the manufacturer US Turf is the only company to work with the Helen Woodward Animal Center of San Diego to make sure they design the best product for dogs. Not only is it safe, it requires very little maintenance and can transform a dull area into a beautifully aesthetic space. 

As well as a lawn, make sure they have somewhere they can get some shade when it gets too hot. This could be anything from a big tree to a pergola. 

Give them a space of their own

In your home it might seem that wherever you go, your dog will follow. If you’re watching TV on the sofa, it’s likely your pet will want to come and sit next to you. If you let them, they’d probably jump in the bed or even your bath with you. While they might enjoy roaming around the whole house, it’sstill important that they have a space to call their own. Make sure they have a designated corner of the house that is purely for them. Buy them a comfy bed that they can go to when they’re tired, or stressed, or just want a place to chill out during a busy day. Make sure they have access to a constant supply of water in the exact same place every day. 

Make sure you’re there regularly

No matter what amount of toys, beds or treats you buy them, your pet will only feel truly at home when you’re there. If you’ve got a dog, you’ll know the level of excitement that greets you when you arrive home from a long day at work or even a quick 5-minute journey to the store and back. Dogs can get very stressed out if you leave them for a long amount of time, so make sure you’re there regularly to keep them company. If you do have to leave them, try leaving on the radio so they can hear voices while you’re away. 


Peer - Pressure is REAL. How to Say No - Even if its Family

Jennifer Ritchie 'the parent whisperer’ best-selling author, and  Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) spent more than a decade helping countless parents navigate parenthood and health challenges, including nursing, postpartum, illness, mental state, and overall PARENTHOOD. 

Ritchie has worked with many new moms including a-list celebrities as an on-location consultant and is known worldwide for her educated expertise for new moms.
Mom’s around the world are reaching out to Ritchie to get her insight on one thing all parents are dealing with right, the weight of the pandemic, COVID-19 and all the struggles that are coming with it.
As parents, we all want what’s best for our children, and ultimately that should be to keep them safe. But really, WHY is It harder than it sounds? And why it’s OK to say NO. 
  • Don’t Buy into the Telephone Game. ‘Orders’ during the pandemic are ever-changing, and confusing for anyone. Keeping up with all the press conferences and CDC guidelines is not easy. It’s really becoming a game of telephone, from one friend to another who missed the conference. At the end of the day, make your own executive decision for you and your family and do your own research if needed.
  • Dealing with friend/family barriers. With the upcoming election, there are already barriers and eggshell walks when views are different in your friend/family groups, add a pandemic to it. Not every parent is doing the same thing right now. Some parents are getting kids back into school, some parents are homeschooling. Some parents are still practicing strict social distancing, and some parents are keeping their kids home. All decisions being made have the best intentions, but if you do not agree with another parent and their choices, that’s OK. 
  • Covid Peer-pressure is a thing. There are many parents being peer-pressured to do what they are not comfortable doing right now. New mom’s especially, it’s OK to stay home in your bubble, enjoy the time with your family, do not feel pressured to expose you and your family to anything if you do not feel comfortable, Its’ OK to SAY NO.
  • Getting a Cold Is OK. Right now, everyone that coughs, sneezes or has an unexpected runny nose seems to get banned. Kids get runny noses all the time. This is their way of building an immune system. We cannot add more stress to our lives thinking the worst, the more positivity we have during the circumstances the more better chance we have to stay strong through it all. Try not to overreact as that affects everyone around you. Now is best to get yourself and your family healthy, so put all the extra love you can into living a healthy lifestyle. 
  • Take Advantage of a Quiet Holiday Season. This is the one year that you actually have an excuse to get out of family functions during the holidays, so take advantage. Everyone will still be there, when you decide to make decisions in your own time.
As parents for our children, stay safe, stay smart, and know it’s OK to just say NO.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Zombies: Addison's Moonstone Mystery Digital EP










 Burbank, CA - October 16, 2020 - Walt Disney Records releases the digital EP to "Addison's Moonstone Mystery," an eight-episode series of animated shorts featuring beloved characters from the "ZOMBIES" franchise.  The series premieres today (7:54 p.m. EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel and in DisneyNOW. " Watch the music video "More Than a Mystery," which introduces the shorts, imagines Addison's journey through a mysterious dreamscape as she searches for her true identity here. Zombies: Addison's Moonstone Mystery digital EP is available here.

 Zombies: Addison's Moonstone Mystery features three new songs "More Than A Mystery," "You Do You" and "Feelin the Power." "More Than A Mystery," performed by multi-talented star Meg Donnelly was written by Tova Litvin and Doug Rockwell and produced by Doug Rockwell. The music video was directed by Colton Tran and executive-produced by NappyTabs, with custom animation by Cecilia Fletcher. "You Do You," is an upbeat rap battle, written by Jack Kugell, Hannah Jones and Matt Wong and produced by Jamie Jones, Jack Kugell and Matt Wong.  "Feelin' the Power" is an electronic rock anthem, written by Jeannie Lurie and Gabriel Mann and produced by Gabriel Mann and Niv Toar. 

 About "Addison's Moonstone Mystery"

"Addison's Moonstone Mystery" is a humorous, fast-paced animated adventure. The story begins at Seabrook High, where zombies, werewolves and humans are all co-existing happily. A new girl at school, Vanna, whom Addison immediately befriends, threatens to shake up the dynamic when they learn that she is not all that she seems.

 In addition to Donnelly and Manheim, also lending their voices to the shorts are "ZOMBIES 2" stars Kylee Russell (Eliza), Chandler Kinney (Willa), Pearce Joza (Wyatt) and Ariel Martin (Wynter).

 "Addison's Moonstone Mystery" shorts were directed and produced by the Disney Channel Multiplatform team.

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Horror Flick: Sleepless Beauty Looks Horrifying And I Cannot Wait To See It!


Directed by: Pavel Khvaleev

Starring: Polina Davydova

SLEEPLESS BEAUTY tells a twisted story about a young woman, Mila, who is kidnapped by a mysterious organization known as Recreation. Her unknown abductors talk to her through a loudspeaker and set strict rules: she cannot sleep and has to fulfill bizarre and violent tasks if she hopes to stay alive. At first, it looks like someone’s sick idea of entertainment but as the demands become more intense, Mila begins to realize that she is losing control of her own mind and instead, may be a pawn in a twisted and deadly psychological experiment.

SLEEPLESS BEAUTY made its world premiere at the 2020 Imagine Film Festival and was an official selection for the 2020 Sitges Film Festival, 2020 Dead Of Night Film Festival, and 2020 Obscura Berlin Film Festival. SLEEPLESS BEAUTY will be available on VOD + Digital platforms beginning Tuesday, November 10, 2020 and will be available on Blu-ray beginning Tuesday, November 17, 2020. 

RT: 84min | Not Yet Rated 

Genre: Horror

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SLEEPLESS BEAUTY is directed by Pavel Khvaleev. Written by Aleksandra Khvaleeva. Produced by Frank Ellrich, Georgiy Smirnov and Elena Talyanksaya. Cinematography and edited by Khvaleev. A Monomania Films Production.