Jan 132021
 

Sometime we all need help – with the past year I know many people who can use a little extra care. Here are a few good tips to make your day a bit better.

Shower. Not a bath, a shower. Use water as hot or cold as you like. You don’t even need to wash. Just get in under the water and let it run over you for a while. Sit on the floor if you gotta.

Moisturize everything. Use whatever lotion you like. Unscented? Dollar store lotion? Fancy 48 hour lotion that makes you smell like a field of wildflowers? Use whatever you want, and use it all over your entire dermis.

Put on clean, comfortable clothes.Put on your favorite underwear. Cute black lacy panties? Those ridiculous boxers you bought last christmas with candy cane hearts on the butt? Put them on.

Drink cold water. Use ice. If you want, add some mint or lemon for an extra boost. I always use lime.

Clean something. Doesn’t have to be anything big. Organize one drawer of a desk. Wash five dirty dishes. Do a load of laundry. Scrub the bathroom sink.Blast music.

Listen to something upbeat and dancey and loud, something that’s got lots of energy. Sing to it, dance to it, even if you suck at both.

Make food. Don’t just grab a granola bar to munch. Take the time and make food. Even if it’s ramen. Add something special to it, like a soft boiled egg or some veggies. Prepare food, it tastes way better, and you’ll feel like you accomplished something.

Make something. Write a short story or a poem, draw a picture, color a picture, fold origami, crochet or knit, sculpt something out of clay, anything artistic. Even if you don’t think you’re good at it. Create.

Go outside. Take a walk. Sit in the grass. Look at the clouds. Smell flowers. Put your hands in the dirt and feel the soil against your skin.

Call someone. Call a loved one, a friend, a family member, call a chat service if you have no one else to call. Talk to a stranger on the street. Have a conversation and listen to someone’s voice. If you can’t bring yourself to call, text or email or whatever, just have some social interaction with another person. Even if you don’t say much, listen to them. It helps.

Cuddle your pets if you have them/can cuddle them. Take pictures of them. Talk to them. Tell them how you feel, about your favorite movie, a new game coming out, anything.

May seem small or silly to some, but this list keeps people alive.**Your absolute best won’t ever be good enough for the wrong people. At your worst, you’ll still be worth it to the right ones. Remember that. Keep holding on. In case nobody has told you today I love you and you are worth your weight and then some in gold, so be kind to yourself and most of all keep pushing on!!!!

**copied and pasted, feel free to do the same**

Jan 122021
 

I am so excited to be back working on my blog again – it is one of my favorite things to do. The last few years have had lots of ups and downs for me. The best thing that happened is that I got married. I am now Kay Tiffin! I was married June 30, 2018 to Rex – he is a great man.

We have had a great couple years and hope for many more!

My family had some bad times too – like so many other of you. One of my brothers passed away unexpectedly – darn cancer! My mother is suffering from dementia and in memory care.

Then came 2019 and Covid 19. This has touched all of our lives – mostly not in a good way. I worked in the Travel Industry for the same company the last 20+ years. I was furloughed in March of 2020 and am still looking for a job.

Like everyone else I am tired of this – I am tired of being home while my husband is gone all day. It gets so lonely and depressing at time. So I decided I need to do things I love – and my blog is one thing! I will be reviewing products and books. Sharing recipes and craft projects. I am hoping to get healthy along the way too! Let me know what you would like to hear about. I am so glad to be back and grateful for all of you! I hope for only the best for you all.

May 232020
 

An orthodontist is an oral health professional who is capable of treating a variety of jaw and bite irregularities. A Highlands Ranch Orthodontist can help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile of which you have always dreamed. This will reduce the wear and tear on teeth that would otherwise be protruding. There are a few common problems that a trained orthodontist can treat.

Teeth that Are Overcrowded

Crowded teeth can be a serious issue for patients. If your teeth are overcrowded, this means that there isn’t enough space in your jaw to accommodate all of your teeth. While you might notice your crowded teeth in the mirror, this can lead to serious oral health problems as well. This can lead to uneven wear and tear on the surfaces of your teeth. This can also lead to gum problems. Finally, this might make it hard for you to adequately brush all surfaces of your teeth, leading to decay.

Problems with the Spacing of the Teeth

Gaps between your teeth can occur anywhere in your jaw. While some spacing issues might be present since birth, this can also result from teeth that are either too small or missing entirely. Finally, some kids who suck their thumb can push the teeth forward, leading to spacing. If the teeth are too far apart, this can make it hard to bite cleanly and can lead to tooth decay. A trained orthodontist can move the teeth closer together, creating a straight smile.

An Open Bite

Next, an open bite is a common issue that an orthodontist can treat. This happens when the upper and lower teeth do not join together properly when the mouth closes. This usually happens with the jawbone is not lined up correctly. Chewing on foreign objects and thumb sucking can cause the jaw to misalign. If the bite is open, this makes it hard for patients to break apart food, leading to nutritional issues. An orthodontist has numerous tools at his or her disposal to treat this alignment issue and correct an open bite.

Trust the Experience of a Trained Orthodontist

These are a few of the most common problems that can be addressed by a trained orthodontist. If you have problems with your teeth, bite, or smile, you have treatment options at your disposal. Not only can an orthodontist improve the aesthetic of your smile but also your oral health as well!

May 052020
 

Aren’t we living in a crazy time? Who ever thought we would have a pandemic and be quarantine? I have been furloughed from my job and staying home for the last few weeks. I have been wondering how to keep myself busy. Activities, like internet surfing or streaming an endless amount of shows and movies, keep me entertained, but it also puts a considerable amount of strain on the eyes and the body.  What are have you been doing with all your extra time? Buying a few chicks to raise? Making more meals? Or maybe a new hobby?

I have found something that is fun and unique alternative to repetitive eye strain. Diamond Art Club makes creative and affordable art kits painting with “diamonds” to create beautiful works of art in hours or days, that anyone can do at home. There is very little learning curve to learn how to make designs, and it’s a fantastic activity that the whole family can get involved in, or do individually as a passive hobby.

The Diamond Art Club crafting kits come with everything you need to complete a beautiful picture. It comes with the printed canvas, diamonds, tray, applicator and grip.

This paint-by-numbers style artwork uses beautiful sparkling resin diamonds that you craft onto the canvas to make stunning, intricate designs. The artwork is printed on the canvas; all you have to do is follow the pattern and make your masterpiece shine!

Here is mine so far – I love working on it.


Diamond painting is a wonderful way to reveal your artistic side, even if there’s not a single crafty bone in your body. Using an applicator tool and wax, you scoop up diamonds and set them on an adhesive canvas which features a color-coded chart. In other words, it’s so easy, even a child could do it! But even experienced crafters feel the draw to this mesmerizing hobby. It is a great way to spend time relaxing.

You can purchase the kit I am working on “Read me a Bedtime Story” or any of the Diamond Art Club Kits Here. Each Diamond Art Club kit includes everything you need to create a dazzling work of art at home, including all supplies and accessories. Ready to get started with diamond art painting?

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Mar 262020
 

People are stocking their shelves in preparation for social distancing, trying to find new ways to enjoy cooking for you and your family is a new challenge. Take the time to use this guide to find some exciting ways to spice up your kitchen and enjoy tasty treats to help pass the time.

Add International Flavors

When you make your next trip to the grocery store, don’t forget to check out the international food aisle. Make sure to find a store with good international food distributors, to open up some exciting food options. When going through the aisle, check out for unique items like currywurst sauce or sweets like Belgian chocolates. Use these to help create some exciting food options.

Try New Recipes

There is a surprising amount of ways to utilize the ingredients you have in your kitchen. Apps like Supercook help you find recipes to cook. All you need to do is enter the ingredients and recipe options will pop up. Or, make cooking a game and try the MasterChef challenge with your family. Ask someone to choose a set number of ingredients and let your creativity take charge.

Learn Something New

If cooking is still new to you, then go online. Three-star Michelin-rated Massimo Bottura is offering free online classes for a #KitchenQuarantine series. If you want to start on a more basic front, schools like the Milk Street Online school are making their courses free for a limited time. Be sure to check out the videos beforehand so you know what items to buy when you go to the store.

Take your time at home to learn new recipes and techniques in the kitchen. Stock up on exciting new ingredients, have a culinary adventure with new recipes you wouldn’t try before or learn new cooking methods. Make the most of this time at home.

Dec 112019
 

I am just back from our visit back home to Wisconsin. I love to see everyone! We celebrated Christmas while I was home and I love all the family traditions – one thing we always make are Mom’s hot dogs. There are so many family traditions that families celebrate. That is why i like this book helps you celebrate all the holidays not just Christmas.

In this new book Holiday Jubilee, Charles serves up a fun and intoxicating, action-packed extravaganza of America’s favorite seasonal traditions, past, present and future.  The book also includes some interesting seasonal recipes from Charles’s test kitchen.

“The holidays are SO retro,” so says Charles Phoenix, pop culture humorist and Ambassador of Americana. In his new book, Holiday Jubilee (Prospect Park Books/September 2019), Charles serves up an intoxicating, action-packed extravaganza of America’s favorite seasonal holiday traditions past, present, and future.  Loaded with never-before-seen vintage Kodachrome slides, and rare collectibles

The book also offers readers a fabulous feast of original recipes from the Charles Phoenix wild ‘n wonderous Test Kitchen. His epic holiday potluck party pleasers and eye-popping edible centerpiece combine to create a pop-culture extravaganza just in time for the holidays. 

This is the Crazy Candy Cane Cake – doesn’t this look fun? The recipes are easy to read. You are given step by step instructions how to make it retro cake.

If you would like to get your own copy of Holiday Jubilee you can find it HERE.

Nov 102019
 

Are you looking for Truly-wireless headphones. They let you listen to your favorite tracks, so you won’t be held back by wires. Rechargeable battery and Offers up to 6 hours of use on a charge and sweat-resistant.

I love these JBuds Air they are perfect for listening to the Packers game or working out! Here are a few of the reason I like them:

  • Great playtime – battery life starting at 24 hours.
  • Features for every lifestyle (sport fit, dual microphones for talking, etc).
  • Integrated cable for charging.
  • Delivers crisp tones.
  • Fits securely and directs music into your ears for full, uninterrupted audio.

They are convenient and affordable. The #1 True Wireless Earbud under $100* (JBuds Air) now features three new models to give you true wireless earbuds that deliver on sound, quality and comfort. Meet the new squad from JLab Audio, perfect fit for any lifestyle. There’s the new sport-inspired JBuds Air Sport, business-inspired JBuds Air Executive, and the JBuds Air Icon, an upgraded everyday option. There’s something for everyone to #FINDYOURGO.

There is something for everyone in your family. They are under $100 you can buy them for your whole family without breaking the bank. You can find them Here @BestBuy, @jlabaudio


“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Sep 032019
 

With only six ingredients or less per recipe, making dinner has never been easier.

Six Sisters’ Stuff is one of the most popular blogs for quick and easy cooking and entertaining at home for families. In their eighth cookbook, they tackle how to master meals for any cook with any skill level with more than 100 easy recipes made with incredible flavor combinations from just six ingredients or less.

From beginning cooks learning the basics to busy parents looking to save time in the kitchen, this cookbook is loaded with entrees, side dishes, and desserts. Whether it’s a one-pot wings dish or a no-bake peanut butter bar this cookbook is a fool-proof solution to meal planning and features “Kid Favorites” recipes. 

I love the Six Sisters’ Stuff – it is one of my favorite blogs and I follow it all the time. The recipes are easy to make and foods my family likes. I was excited to get the new Six Ingredients cookbook – there are around 100 easy recipes with ingredients you have in your kitchen. One of my favorites is the Pineapple Chicken Tenders – it is an easy to make and takes just a few minutes to put it together and then it marinates for 1 hour and bakes up in 30 minutes. Your family will love it just like mine!

You can find Six Ingredients with Six Sisters’ Stuff HERE.


Apr 172019
 

A Solution for Thinning Hair

According to the American Hair Research Society, approximately 50% of women will experience hair loss by the age of 50. Certain forms of hair extensions offer a way to disguise thinning hair, but not all types are good for thin hair.

The most optimal form of hair extensions for thinning hair are tape-in extensions. These are applied by a professional hair stylist, who uses special tape to adhere two-inch wefts of hair extensions to natural hair. These extensions are lightweight and thin, so they do not cause damage or strain to existing hair, and they don’t require the use of harmful chemicals or products.

Non-Permanent Hairstyle Change

Those looking to switch up their hairstyle without a permanent change to length can use hair extensions to achieve a new look. There are several types of non-permanent hair extensions, and many hair extensions salons nyc offer professional application services.

Clip-ins are temporary hair extensions that are applied by attaching wefts of hair extensions to the natural hair using clips. These hair extensions come in a variety of lengths and colors, and a professional stylist can help to find clients the best clip-in hair extensions for their hair color and texture.

Protective Hairstyle

For clients who want to protect their natural hair, weave hair extensions are a great option. This type of hair extension is applied by a stylist, who tightly braids the client’s natural hair before sewing hair extension wefts into the braids. This is a protective hairstyle, as the client’s natural hair is kept in braids, while the hair extensions are styled, helping to protect the natural hair from heat damage.

It is suggested that clients work with a professional hair extension salon in order to find the best hair extensions for their hair type and goals.

Mar 222019
 

I love trying new makeup brands!  Hard Candy is such a fun brand and have a lot to offer – above are some of my favorite products – Let me tell you about them.

Sheer Envy Stick it to the Pores: This is a primer stick that helps reduce the appearance of pores.  It makes my face look great! It is lightweight weight and absorbs oil so my face looks great all day!

Sheer Envy Instant Eye Fix: You may not need this now – but when you get a bit older or have a late night this is the perfect product! It has a metal tip applicator which helps sooth and cool the eye area. It instantly brightens, de-puffs, and eases the appearance of fine lines.

Eye Shadow Primer:  If you have problems with your eye shadow fading – this will help.  It also makes it look brighter.  It a top seller and a great price at only $5.00 a tube.

Here are two of my most used products from Hard Candy.

Eye Shadow Collection: I love, love, love eye shadow palettes.  This one has 10 different shades and is called Naturally-Gorgeous – which is how I feel when I wear it.  You can combine the colors to make your own unique shade.  They have 6 different palettes to choose from.

Matte Velvet Mousse Lipcolor & Liner: I like that it comes with the matching liquid lip color and a liner duo. It last for hours and doesn’t bleed. I put it on before going out and it last and last.  My color is Forget Me Not but they have 18 shades.

You can find the perfect products for you to use every day.   You can find Hard Candy HERE online and also at your local Walmart.  Have fun looking at all the products and pick some that are perfect for you!

 

 

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”