Saturday, January 30, 2021

What to Look for in Luxury Apartment

If you have recently been dreaming of a life of luxury far from the trials of everyday life, then you might want to consider taking a look at what constitutes sophisticated living. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the desire to search further afield might seem commonplace amongst the people who are looking towards a hopeful future. 

Many aspects contribute towards making an apartment as luxurious as it can be, so if you feel like a change from the norm, here are some points you may find it helpful to look out for. 

The Surrounding Area

The location itself may be one of the largest variable factors when it comes to defining luxury. This might consist of the proximity to world-renowned monuments or wonders and busy shopping precincts, and fine dining options. 

With the ability to step out of your front door and experience the bustling popularity of your local area, you can start to visualize the finer points of your day. 


If anything can say luxury, it is surely the access to a wide range of different amenities. This can include a pool, a gym,or a rooftop bar just waiting to be explored. 

Access to amenities can add immense value to an apartment while offering you an all-encompassing experience in your daily routine. 

You might like to check out the beautiful options available at for some insight into the class and style of a luxury apartment. 


Safety is an incredibly important subject when it comes to deciding where to live. This may be especially prevalent in today’s climate of societal uncertainty. Luxury living can mean the right to exist safely and securely on an everyday basis. 


Having the chance to be part of a friendly and accepting community can contribute to the sense of luxurious living. A community that you are comfortable with can offer you support, friendship, and a strong sense of belonging. 

Taking the time to do some research in your desired location can help you gain insight into the details of the local neighborhood’s community, which might give you a good heads-up as to what to expect from your new residency.


A luxury apart can be spotted by its high demand, which is usually a good indicator for a fantastic investment opportunity on your behalf.


The Design

Luxury design can feature a wide range of contemporary and classic styles, including large open-plan layouts with stunning windows that let in as much natural light as possible. 

It might also be good to look for an outside area, such as a balcony or a roof terrace, which can add a considerable amount of relaxation space. 


Ultimately, the feeling of whether or not a property emanates a feeling of luxury and sophistication falls upon your own personal taste. You may look for a different aspect when it comes to making your final decision. However, it is important to note that you can take the time to lay down the foundations of your ideal luxurious home in the way that best suits you as an individual.


Friday, January 29, 2021

Snowpiercer Isn’t a Disappointment


The World Outside Is Frozen Solid. The World Inside Is Heating Up. 


All Aboard The World’s Most Elite Train On January 26, 2021 
When the Blu-ray™ & DVD Become Available!
BURBANK, CA (October 20, 2020) Attention all passengers - the revolution is coming! Get ready for more secrets, plot twists, and reveals as Warner Bros Home Entertainment takes you on an epic journey with the release of “Snowpiercer: The Complete First Season” on Blu-ray and DVD on January 26, 2021. Strap yourself in for an exhilarating ride with all 10 episodes from the first season, plus enjoy the captivating extra features, behind-the-scenes interviews, featurettes, and more! “Snowpiercer: The Complete First Season” is priced to own at $24.98 SRP for the DVD and $29.98 SRP for the Blu-ray, which includes a Digital Copy. Both sets have an order due date of December 22, 2020. “Snowpiercer: The Complete First Season” is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, “Snowpiercer”centers on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a perpetually moving train, with 1001 cars, that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation. 

“In only its first season this insanely brilliant series, with incredible actors takes us through the ultimate journey of what could potentially be the aftermath of global warming,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation & Family Marketing. “Get ready for the ride of a lifetime as you binge watch the entire first season on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD!”

Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel series and the film from Academy Award®winner Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”), the all-new series stars Academy Awardwinner Jennifer Connelly (“A Beautiful Mind”),  Grammy® and Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton,” “Black-ish”) Emmy® nominee Alison Wright (“The Americans”), Mickey Sumner (“Frances Ha,” “Battle of the Sexes”), Susan Park (“Ghostbusters”), Iddo Goldberg (“Peaky Blinders,” “The Zookeeper's Wife”), Katie McGuinness (Dirty Filthy Love”), Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”), Annalise Basso (“Bedtime Stories”), Sam Otto (“Jellyfish”), Roberto Urbina (Narcos”), Sheila Vand (“Argo”) and Jaylin Fletcher (“Saturday Church”).

The series is executive produced by Graeme Manson, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements, James Hawes, Matthew O’Connor, Ben Rosenblatt and Scott Derrickson, and the original film’s producers, including Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi. The show is produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Adelstein and ITV Studios), along with CJ Entertainment. ITV Studios handles international distribution.  Cable’s #1 new drama series, “Snowpiercer” season two will premiere Monday, January 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TNT.

  • Overview
  • Class Warfare
  • Jennifer & Daveed – Behind The Scenes Interview
  • The Train
  • Behind the Curtain: Art of the Frozen World

  1. First, The Weather Changed
  2. Prepare to Brace
  3. Access is Power
  4. Without Their Power
  5. Justice Never Boarded
  6. Trouble Comes Sideways
  7. The Universe Is Different
  8. These Are His Revolutions 
  9. The Train Demanded Blood
  10. 994 Cars Long
The first season of Snowpiercer is also available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included in the U.S. with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.

The 411:

My husband and I are huge fans of apocalyptic type shows. This is one we hadn’t watched yet so we were excited to see it. We needed a new show to binge watch and Snowpiercer has become a fast favorite.

The world is frozen so the earths last remaining 3000 people who were lucky ticket holders or snuck on the 1,001 car train now circle the earth dodging avalanches and each other. 

Starring Jennifer Connolly and Daveed Diggs. On episode 5 we are interested to see where it goes but wish it had a little more of the movie. The tallies are a ragtag group working together to survive while the first class passengers are a snobbish bunch. So far we love it and cannot wait to watch the rebellion get a fair and balanced life aboard the train. Why wouldn’t the passengers be interested in meeting new people after dealing with the same 3000 people for all these years?

I know season 2 just started and I need to get moving so I can be up to speed and my Daveed crush is in full effect.

Check it out and if you want to watch the movie Snowpiercer with Chris Evan’s it is on Netflix so you can compare the movie to the show. 

See it on Prime and the Season 2 on TNT

Street Date: January 26, 2021
Order Due Date: December 22, 2020
BD and DVD Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx 440 min
Enhanced Content: Approx 20 min 

Price: $24.98 SRP
3-Discs (3 DVD-9s)
Audio – English (5.1)
Subtitles – English SDH
Catalog# 1000778531

Price: $29.98 SRP
2-Discs (2 BD-50s)
Audio – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English
BD Subtitles – English SDH
Catalog# 1000778532
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About TNT
TNT, a WarnerMedia brand, is watched by more people than any other cable network and known for big, lean-forward television that gives viewers the best seat in the house for electrifying stories, dynamic characters and thrilling events. TNT is home to some of television's most popular original series including ”Snowpiercer,” ”The Alienist: The Angel of Darkness,” “Animal Kingdom” and ”Claws.” TNT is expanding its programming to include premium unscripted with the docuseries ”ShaqLife.” TNT also presents popular shows such as ”Bones” and ”Castle,” in addition to primetime specials and sports coverage, including the NBA and NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships and the professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW), which has exploded onto the scenewith “AEW Dynamite,” premiering as the night’s #1 wrestling show. Website: 

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

Five Surefire Ways to Improve Your Body


The human body is just like a machine, except that it is one that has an infinite potential for improvement and modification. Through implementing a variety of different measures, you can find ways to become a better person both physically and mentally. This guide runs through five great ways to improve your body, resulting in a far healthier lifestyle. Read on below for five brilliant tips that will help turn your body into a sacred temple. 




A botox injection can quickly provide multiple benefits for anyone who chooses to have the treatment. If you feel your face is aging, with wrinkles appearing on your skin, a botox treatment can restore your face's youthful appearance. It also has medical uses as well, being used to treat neck spasms, excessive sweatingand lazy eye and preventing migraines. If you are looking for a great facility that offers botox treatments,then the San Diego-based company SDBotox is your best bet. 




Exercise is a great daily activity that can increase your health and mental well-being at the same time. It can come in many forms, all the way from visiting a gym and having a vigorous workout to simply trying to hit 10,000 steps a day through walking. In order to easily track your progress, you can either download an app on your phone or buy some wearable tech. This way you can gamify your different targets, which will result in an immense feeling of satisfaction when you hit your different targets. 




Whether it is to look more beautiful for your partner, or to get rid of nasty spots on your body, waxing can help your skin feel smooth and clean. This is often a great choice for people who have problem using razors, especially in more intimate and sensitive parts of the body such as the genital area. With regular waxing, the roots of your hair are taken out, leading it to regrow much smoother and thinner. 




If your skin is feeling dry or irritated, a facial treatment might be the right choice for you. They can have medical benefits, including treating blemishes, acne or hyperpigmentation; as well as mental health benefits such as relieving stress and creating a sense of calm. Like a more natural version of a botox treatment, it can also reduce the signs of aging and make your skin feel a whole lot smoother, maintain your skin tone, and remove both nasty whiteheads and blackheads. 




Massages have a whole host of medical, physical and mental benefits. The primary one is to create a relaxing environment and relieve stress, as well as reduce tension on different parts of the body. After a massage, youwill feel reduced muscle tension, better blood circulation, better joint mobility, better skin tone, and a reduction in anxiety


There are a wide variety of different massages one can get, from physiotherapeutic treatments to pure pleasure massages. Find the right one for you that matches your specific needs.  


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Valentine's Day Prize Pack #Giveaway From National Geographic Kid Books - Ends 2/9


This Valentine's Day, National Geographic Kids Books has put together a prize pack of some of the best parts of Cupid's day -- love, friendship and some seriously sweet facts.   

Somebunny Loves Me by Parry Gripp ages 4-8, Hardcover.

Parry is an Emmy-winning singer-songwriter whose quirky, popular tunes, including “Nom, nom, nom” and “It’s Raining Tacos” have made his YouTube channel a smash hit with over 360 million views. He is an avid animal lover and his bunny Bruno is often the inspiration behind so many of his songs.  In Somebunny Loves Me, Parry’s sweet and silly rhymes are cleverly written to share how children can best understand, appreciate and interact with a variety of fuzzy, feathered or scaly pals.  Paired with adorable, full-page photographs, Parry also includes a personal note in the back of the book giving kids and their parents more tips on how to be good pet owners — from how to keep pets safe, clean and healthy to how to best interact with them and even pointers on how to make a pet music video. Check out the Somebunny Loves Me music video and sing along as you and your kids turn the pages (hopefully with their favorite pet by their side!):

Kids love the beautiful photos in this book. My 2-3 year old class loved talking about each picture. 

A World Together by Sonia Manzano ages 4-8, Hardcover.

Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street's beloved character Maria, brings warmth and wit to this timely picture book that looks across cultures and generations to celebrate what unites us, wherever we come from. Manzano's lyrical prose combined with stunning photography of people from dozens of countries around the world explores how all of our lives are enriched by our geographic and cultural diversity. Kids see how people around the world look, dress, and spend their day, and learn that what we enjoy and value--friends, family, food, play--may sometimes look different, but deep down is the same wherever you go. This lovely picture book from a first-generation American affirms our common humanity as it presents the glorious similarities and differences that connect us all.  It has an inspiring message: With laugher and love, we can help bring a world together. Enjoy a fun video of Sonia reading her book HERE

OMG this is my favorite book of the bunch! I love Maria from Sesame Street and the easy read and bright beautiful photos made this a favorite for my preschool class.

125 True Stories of Amazing Animal Friendships ages 8-12, Paperback.

Meet awesome critters who became the best of pals, like the dog who rides a horse; the lizard-loving cat; the litters of puppies who befriend pigs; and that's only the beginning! These uplifting tales are paired with amazing National Geographic photos and loads of animal facts. There's tons of fuzzy, furry, feathery fun on every page, and throughout these tales, one message shines through: Best friends come in all different shapes and sizes.

My daughter and I read this book over the past three days. We haven't done it cover to cover but rather just flipping open a page and reading about these amazing animal friendships. Some were very sweet but we loved the odd pairing like tiny dog and the goats or the owl and the big dog. There were so many adorable photos that made us smile.

Brain Candy 2, ages 8-12, Paperback

If you like seeing far-out facts in a new light, the second book in the colorful Brain Candy series takes a deep (and delicious) dive into numbers, fun facts, and cool trivia on all kinds of topics. So you know that the speed of light is fast: 229,792,458 miles per second. But what does that really mean? It means that at the speed of light, you could reach the moon in 1.3 seconds. How long to travel to the sun? Just 8 minutes. And in 4.6 hours, you could reach Pluto at 4.6 billion miles away! It's a novel approach to feeding kids smart snackable bites about the world and is sure to be an addictive addition to the family bookshelf. 

These are the best kind of books for kids who don't love reading. Fun photos with minimal text done in an exciting way. Definitely the reluctant reader friendly book of the bunch!

Photo Ark: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures by Kwame Alexander, photos by Joel Sartore ages 4-8, Hardcover.

Our planet's most beautiful and endangered animals come to life in this visually stunning picture book. The photos, by award-winning National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, represent a lifelong project to photograph every captive animal species in the world, with special attention given to saving endangered species. They are paired with uplifting poetry and prose from Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander -- a talented dream team duo to craft a uniquely wonderful book. This special edition includes a free poster highlighting 50 endangered species that is sure inspire people not just to care, but also to help protect these animals for future generations. 

Please check out this super-sized Animal Ark book trailer (you won’t be disappointed!) and for a behind the scenes — and hilarious — look at what REALLY happens when trying to photograph all shapes, sizes and personalities of these extraordinary species — click here to check out this fun blooper reel of Joel’s photo shoots. 


Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Absolute Hero by Valerie Tripp ages 8-12, Hardcover. 

A brand new series from the author of many beloved American Girl books, Valerie Tripp!  Join Izzy Newton and her friends at Atom Middle School in the first adventure of this new middle-grade fiction series. A crowded new school and a crazy class schedule is enough to make Izzy feel dizzy. But for the S.M.A.R.T. Squad, it’s all about relying on the value of friendship and the power of science to help them think their way through all kinds of sticky situation. Science and tech reign supreme when these five brainy buddies put their heads together! Read the first chapter and meet the characters at

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

Friday, January 22, 2021

The Girl From The Attic by Marie Prins


Maddy Rose lives in two worlds. A hundred years apart. In the same strange house built as an octagon. When a mysterious black cat leads her into its unknown attic, she meets Clare and his very sick sister Eva. Together Maddy and Clare jump into a money-making scheme in his uncle's dangerous soap factory to buy a cure for Eva. But an unexpected tragedy befalls them. And then Maddy is pulled back into her own time to confront the premature birth of her own sister. Will Maddy be able to deal with hardships of two lives? Will the skills she learned in the past help her solve the problems of the present? Can the strange shape of the house make a difference? As the Girl from the Attic, Maddy must rise to the challenges of both worlds in order to find her own place in the life of the octagon.
The 411:
I loved this book that was nothing like Coraline but reminded me of it because our main character Maddy travels between two worlds through an attic door thanks to the help of a black cat.  After moving into a new home with her very pregnant mother and stepdad Dan. Maddy is feeling all kinds of emotions about her parents not being together, her father left her and her own feelings about her stepfather.  She is an angry tween and when she finds a door that leads her to the very house she is living on except 100 years ago, she learns a thing or two about how difficult life could really be. 
While Dan is working he leaves Maddy in charge of taking care of her mom but she forgoes all chores or any assistance to her mom to venture into the past and meet a boy named Clare who spends his life helping his family because that is what you do! It is what he knows and he cannot understand why Maddy wouldn't want to help and she doesn't understand why he spends all his time helping out. Clare has a sick sister who is dying of consumption (Tuberculosis). Maddy has an idea to help him make money to help his sister.  
I found it very interesting that she was so helpful in the past but in her own life where she is needed ran off constantly instead of helping her mom but she would never have come received the lessons necessary to grow as a person and come to terms with why she feels as she does when it comes to her stepfather. 
Good story and I think this would be a great read for a middle school English class to dissect and learn from. Who are we really? Who do we want the world to see us as?  What lessons or experiences will help us better understand the world around us and why things may be a certain way.  Sometimes it is not about us, there are reasons for everything and communication helps us understand. If Maddy had spoke to her mother or even her stepdad about how she was feeling maybe she would have had a better understanding of things but I think sometimes we need to go through a difficult time for us to open our eyes.  
Well written and very interesting. I loved the ending and found it very sweet!  Would definitely recommend.
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. NO monetary compensation was offered.

Monday, January 18, 2021

How to Improve the Welfare of Your Livestock


Throughout the last several decades, the livestock and agricultural industries have seen their fair share of changes and development. With technological advancements and scientific breakthroughs in research, farmers and livestock producers have more information at their disposal than ever before. That being said, sifting through such information to find the right practices that you should be implementing with your own livestock can be a challenge.


Essentially, every farmer and producer of livestock should be making the best decisions for their personal situation. Those decisions should ultimately be based on how improvements in the welfare of livestock can be made. With healthier, happier livestock, you can hope to bring about higher production levels and better overall products.


If you are currently looking for ways to improve your livestock's welfare, here are a few things that you should consider doing.


Evaluate Your Feed


The health and welfare of your livestock will be heavily affected by the type of feed you opt for. While it had been common practice to go with feed options that contain synthetic elements in the past, more modern insights have demonstrated that such synthetic products can have negative long-term effects on the health and wellbeing of livestock.


With that in mind, if it has been a while since you have evaluated the feed that you supply to your livestock, now is the time to do so. By making a switch from harmful synthetic feed to feed that is made from purely natural ingredients and components, you can greatly improve the welfare of your livestock.


Another benefit to going this route involves the costs associated with the feed that you provide your livestock. While synthetic products have long been touted as the more cost-effective option for livestock producers, there are now some excellent options on the market that are just as cost-effective as they are healthy for your livestock.


Adopt More Humane Methods


There is a great deal of scientific research to back up the claim that the more humanely livestock is treated, the better your resulting products will be in the end. With this in mind, you could stand to benefit a great deal from consulting with a livestock welfare expert to uncover new ways in which you can promote the humane care of your livestock.


By implementing certain ethical farming practices, you can vastly improve the welfare of your animals. For instance, reducing the amount of time that your livestock is in close confinement and providing conditions that are more conducive to your animals behaving more naturally can go a long way to improving their overall wellbeing. 


It is also important to note that such changes while costing a bit upfront, can end up reducing the costs of managing and maintaining your livestock in the long run. With happier livestock and reduced costs, you can find yourself in a much better position in the future. Hopefully these tips have helped to give you some ideas on improving the welfare of your livestock.