25 July 2014

My Bucket List - 2014

Everyone has a bucket list, even if they don't call it by that name. I always have ever changing goals, whether they are to get a load of laundry done or to fly halfway across the world. This is the first time I've written mine down on a piece of paper. This is my Bucket List as of July, 2014.

Short Term:

  • Make my own Root Beer and Ginger Ale- It can be done and I know I can do it! We don't buy pop so this will be a great experience for the whole family.
  • Grow Veggies in the Winter- This is a new goal for me. This is my first year with a big garden and I'm looking for ways to extend my growing.
  • Make my Children's Mattresses- You read that right. I plan to do it this winter with buckwheat hulls and cotton!

Long Term:

  • Take my Children to Disney World- I went when I was a kid and I have made a promise to take my boys when they are a bit older. Money is the biggest obstacle so we are saving now even though our boys are only 2 and 5.
  • Be Self Sustainable- Someday I want to depend on no one but ourselves and our community for most of our basic needs. I want to grow our own food or buy it locally. I want to have solar or wind power to generate our own electricity.
  • Go to Italy- This is something my husband and I want to do together. Both of our family's are from there and some of his still live there.
  • Go Skydiving- Another one I want to do with my husband. I've wanted to do this since I watched the Power Rangers Movie in the 90's!

I'm sure some of these will change by next year but it's still fun!

24 July 2014

Gorgeous Hawaiian Flowers

Hawaiian flower arrangements are exquisite and are the perfect choice for special occasion gifts or thank yous or to decorate your own home or office with a splash of color. You can even order a six-month or twelve-month Year of Flowers program so that you pre-order your upcoming gifts or make purchases for yourself.

The flowers in these arrangements are grown on local Hawaiian farms, are shipped the same day as hand picked, making them the freshest possible so that they will arrive by FedEx bursting with brilliant life and amazing colors. They are carefully packed in an insulated Hawaiian-motif gift box and include a personalized gift card.

There are Mixed Tropicals and so many other unique flowers, such as Elegant Exotic Orchids with the brightest and most radiant long lasting blooms in shades of lavender and purple, Heart-Shaped Anthuriums in a variety of brightly colored flowers and beautiful leaves and a long vase life, Live Orchid Plants that are hearty and will bloom and re-bloom indoors for a long time and provide a beautiful scent, or perhaps a Traditional Lei that is hand woven fresh every day and is strung with hundreds of flowers, nuts, or vines and can be worn as a welcome gift or to commemorate a special occasion.

Keep the Spirit of Aloha alive and share the magic of Hawaiian flowers.

24 June 2014

Kid's Deluxe Junior Police Costume

My 5 year old loves to dress up. Recently he chose this Junior Police Costume. I think it's because he loves to lay down the law, especially with his little brother! The costume comes with some fun accessories including hand cuffs, which he really enjoyed. This costume came for Wholesale Halloween Costumes and they have a great selection of girls and boys police costumes and fire fighter costumes

I have to say this is one of the best quality costumes we have gotten. It's made with a cotton/poly blend and seems to be sewn well. There are nice detail to the jumpsuits, like the patches sewn to the arms. The costume includes:

23 May 2014

3 Ways to Choose A Volunteer Organization

Feeling charitable? The good news is that there are thousands of nonprofits throughout the world who'd love your help. The bad news is that all these choices can be paralyzing! If you need help narrowing things down, here are just a few criteria for choosing a good volunteer organization.

1: Pick A Focus Area

If you're thinking of volunteering, you probably already have a cause in mind. But things like "hunger" and "homelessness" are broad categories that are very easy to get lost in, especially if you're a first-timer, so try to focus your search on one problem in particular. For example, if you want to work with the poor, you can look for opportunities with disadvantaged youth or low-income housing projects.

2: Know Your Nonprofits

Familiarize yourself with the big charities that lead the industry in which you want to volunteer. If you're hoping to save the gorillas, you should know about In Defense of Animals; if you're interested in third-world disaster relief, educate yourself on the Red Cross.

13 May 2014

Moving Services In Montreal

Individuals and companies in the Montreal area who are moving may be interested in an experienced Montreal moving company that offers a variety of moving and storage services.

The company's trucks have equipment and containers to transport household goods safely for people who are making long-distance moves. Those who need to have furniture and household items stored can use the company's warehouses across Canada. These warehouses are secure and clean.

Businesses who are moving in Montreal and LaSalle will find it convenient to work with a company that can handle many details of the demenagement process. Details of this moving process that the company can handle include packing, moving heavy items and installing modular stations. The company can also disconnect computer equipment and then set it up in the new location. A company representative will visit the business before the move to provide an estimate of the cost of the move and an estimate of much time it will take.

Those who need industrial equipment moved can use the company's industrial moving services. These include planning the move and packing. The company has the staff and equipment to safely move delicate items and heavy machines.

The company is open on weekdays and weekends.

23 April 2014

Checking Out a New Neighborhood

When looking at Bluffton real estate, one of the things that you want to do is simply to check out the neighborhood along with the home. You never want to buy a house without first deciding if it is in an area where you would like to live. Even if it seems like a good deal, you will be unhappy there if you do not like the area, and you could end up having to look for a new house far more quickly than you would have liked. Here are a few key things to think about when looking at the neighborhood as a whole:

1. Are there any parks?
Having parks and green space can be very nice, especially if you think that you are going to be buying a rather small lot. The closer you can get to a park, the more that area feels like it is yours. This is especially nice if you have children. There may not be much room in the yard for them to run and play, but you will barely notice if there is a park across the street.

2. What are the crime rates like?
It is also worth looking at the crime rates to make sure that the area has a low amount of crime. You want to feel safe in your own home. The chart should tell you about all sorts of things, such as the amount of specific types of crime and where those things occurred. Knowing that you found a great home with very little nearby crime can give you peace of mind.

22 April 2014

Fishing Industries Linked To Dietary Supplements

Seafood is rich in an array of nutrients that are not readily available from common diets. Some people prefer to eat fish and other marine wildlife that is wild caught in specific bodies of water such as the Atlantic Ocean or Pacific Ocean. Australia's and New Zealand's coasts are home to thriving fishing industries. In fact, every single piece of a fish or other marine creature goes to use. There is an entire nutraceutical market that consists of special extracts of fish bones, tissue, teeth and other parts. Such organic components are rich in specific nutrients like phosphorus, calcium and magnesium. 

In fact, sharks are also used for a variety of food and nutraceutical markets. Studies have shown that shark bones contain a significant concentration of calcium and phosphorus. These nutrients are carefully extracted, purified and then processed for resale on a seafood market or supplement market. 

It's important to realize that all bones and other body parts are processed after meat has been removed from wild caught sharks and other fish. In other words, the marine nutraceutical industry doesn't focus on catching sharks just for the sake of using their bones and teeth. Fish oil is also extracted for use in the supplemental sector. Omega 3 fatty acids are important for heart health in humans. People can learn more about the benefits of nutraceuticals derived from marine wildlife. Additionally, all natural extracts from seaweeds are also popular in healthy alternative diets that rely on rich nutrients from wild fish.

11 March 2014

Help the Environment and Save Money by Insulating Your Home {UK only}

Did you know that simple insulation of your home can save you money in the long run? 50-70% of the energy used in homes is from heating and cooling. So, by stopping the leakage and properly insulating you can use less energy to stay comfortable, which is ideal for you and the environment.

Many insulators limit the movement of air while others block the flow of air. Since warm air naturally moves to cool rooms, cold attics and basements could be eating your heating costs. The heat could also be leaking out of door and window frames.

Usually you can start with an attic walls. Fiberglass and spray foam insulation are popular choices. The next places you will want to check are the windows in the entire home. Storm windows are double paneled and seal tighter to keep the heat in or out. You can even put reflectors on your roof to keep the radiative heat out in the summer.

You may be thinking, where do I get the money to do this? There are many companies that will allow you to make payments so you can start saving on energy right away. See Instructions and apply on the Green Deal website to avoid up-front costs and start improving on your home today.

Note: The Green Deal is for the UK only.