1/30/2014

Ruby Crowned Kinglet Video






My daughter saw this Ruby Crowned Kinglet on Snow Storm Leon Day! This is her video and another image of the bird is on our Wordless Wednesday posting from 01/29/2014.



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1/29/2014

Youtube is One of My Favorite Spots!



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8 Simple Stressbusters By Henry S. Miller





8 Simple Stressbusters
By Henry S. Miller, Author of The Serious Pursuit of Happiness: Everything You Need to Know to Flourish and Thrive

Got stress? Stress is a part of a normal life that you can’t really avoid. The good news? You have more power than you realize to control stress before it prevents you from living the life you want to lead.  Here are 8 simple stressbusters to help you:

1. Breathe Slowly and Deeply
Before you react to the next stressful event, first take 3 deep breaths and consciously release each breath slowly. If you have more time, try a relaxation technique, such as meditation or guided imagery, before deciding how to handle the situation.
 
2. Speak More Slowly
If you feel overwhelmed at any time, deliberately slow down the pace of your speaking. You will appear less anxious and more in control of the situation. Stressed people tend to speak fast and breathlessly. If you slow down, you’ll find you can think more clearly and react more reasonably to stressful situations.
 
3. Take a Break Outdoors
Take advantage of the healing power of fresh air and sunshine. Just 5 minutes outside on a balcony or terrace can be rejuvenating. If you have more time, 30 minutes of sunshine has proven positive benefits.
 
4. Check Your Posture
Hold your head and shoulders upright. Avoid slumping or stooping: bad posture leads to muscle tension, pain, and increased stress. If you are behind a desk during the day, avoid repetitive strain injuries and sore muscles by making sure your workspace is ergonomic, and take 5 minutes every hour to walk around or stretch.
 
5. Drink Plenty of Water and Eat Small, Nutritious Snacks
Fight dehydration and hunger—they can provoke aggressiveness and exacerbate feelings of anxiety and stress. Drink plenty of water always have small and nutritious snacks available on hand, such as fruit, string cheese, or a handful of nuts.
 
6. Do One Thing Today
Take control of your time. Every day, do at least one simple thing you’ve been putting off: return a phone call, make a doctor’s appointment, or file the paperwork piling up on your desk. Taking care of one nagging responsibility will energize you and improve your attitude! You might even find that completing one task inspires you to move on to the next one. At the end of each day, try planning your schedule for tomorrow using a calendar or day planner that works for you.   
 
7. Reward Yourself after a Stressful Day
At the end of the day, set aside any work concerns, housekeeping issues, or family concerns for at least a few minutes. Allow yourself a brief period of time to fully relax before bedtime each day—even if it’s only taking a relaxing bath or spending 30 minutes with a good book. Remember, you need time to recharge. Don’t spend this time planning tomorrow or doing chores you didn’t get around to during the day. You’ll be much better prepared to face another stressful day if you give yourself a brief reward of some free time.
 
8. Practice Letting Go
When your next inevitably stressful situation comes up, make a conscious choice not to become upset. Just let it go. Don’t waste your energy on situations where it is not deserved. Managing your anger is a proven stress reducer.
 
There’s no way to avoid stress, but you can be proactive in managing it. Here’s wishing you a happy life with less stress!

About Henry S. Miller
Henry S. Miller is the author of The Serious Pursuit of Happiness:  Everything You Need to Know to Flourish and Thrive and Inspiration for the Pursuit of Happiness:  Wisdom to Guide your Journey to a Better Life. He is also the creator of the online membership program Get SERIOUS About Your Happiness:  20 Transformational Tools for Turbulent Times. As President of The Henry Miller Group (www.millergroup.com), he is a speaker, trainer, and consultant helping organizations improve engagement, performance, and productivity specifically by increasing employee well being. In prior careers, Henry was a Senior Consultant for the Tom Peters Company training and coaching senior management teams worldwide in leadership and his initial career in corporate America was with IBM.

 
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Susan's Disney Family: Hershey's Valentine’s Day Collection sweet treats ...

Susan's Disney Family: Hershey's Valentine’s Day Collection sweet treats ...: Being from Pennsylvania, Hershey is a staple here. Yes I have been lucky enough to visit Hershey PA. Chocolate Town USA is a great p...



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Wordless Wednesday: Snow Storm Leon

Wordless Wednesday
Snow Storm Leon 
January 28-29, 2014

snowman leon created fawn carter 01/29/2014

Snow Storm Leon 1/28-29/2014

Snow Storm Leon 01/28_29/2014

Snow Storm Leon 01/28_29/2014 Bird in Bush


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1/27/2014

Enter the Sweet Beginnings Sweepstake


Author Ann Storey

Enter the Sweet Beginnings Sweepstake on Facebook or the Blog for the newest release for the third book in the series Sisters at Heart, Love's Sweet Beginnings by author Ann Storey. February 4th is the original launch date for Ann Storey's novel. Also, Goodreads is featuring a giveaway for it.

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Winners Announced, Giveaways & More!

Winners Announced:

* PrintKEG $50 Credit(3 Winners Announced Rafflecopter)

GIVEAWAYS:

* Kirk Cameron - Unstoppable DVD Ends 02/01
* Drawing with Mark DVD- coming soon

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Smithsonian Folkways presents Ella Jenkins 123s and ABC's CD


Ella Jenkins 123s and ABCs

Coming January 28th, 2014 

America's "First Lady of Children's Music" Ella Jenkins has done it again.  Ella Jenkins: 123 and ABC's is her 34th album for Smithsonian Folkways. Her musical career spans 56 years and is filled with many awards. She has performed at schools, camps, teacher conferences including radio, TV, and concerts. She continues to delight us with simple songs that touch the lives of many children from various backgrounds and languages.

Ella Jenkins: 123 and ABC's features over thirty minutes of song in the languages of English, Spanish, Swahili and Yiddish. Among our favorites are "One Potato, Two Potato", "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" and "This Old Man".  What are your favorite songs?

Track Listings:

1. Easy as ABC
2. Johnny Had One Friend
3. One, Two, Three, Four, Five
4. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
5. One Potato, Two Potato
6. Eight Clay Pigeons
7. Counting from One to Ten in Spanish
8. Counting in Swahili
9. One, Two, Three, O'Leary
10. Numbers and Alphabets
11. ABCs
12. And One and Two...
13. Ten Green Bottles
14. Farmer Brown Had Ten Green Apples
15. The Rabbi Teaches ABCs/English ABC Song
16. This Old Man



Why not listen to three sample songs from Ella Jenkins: 123s and ABC's CD?  You can preview the following songs: "This Old Man", "Easy ABC", and "Counting in Swahili".

For more information about purchasing a copy, visit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings website at www.folkways.si.edu.


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1/23/2014

New Orijen Cat Treats from Chewy.com





New Orijen Cat Treats 


100% PURE. 100% NATURAL. 100% MEAT.

NEW ORIJEN CAT TREATS
Orijen Nourish As Nature Intended


New Orijen Cat Treats by Champion Pet Foods at Chewy.com 2014


Loving Heart Designs would like to thank Andrew Bosch of Chewy.com for allowing us to review a sample of their New Orijen Cat Treats in the Original flavor.

Our cat Ollie's interest was definitely peaked once he laid his eyes on the sample packet of freeze-dried New Orijen Cat Treats. My daughter introduced the treats to Ollie during a grooming procedure for nail trimming. The treats were great for keeping his mind off of each of the clippings. He had been a bit stubborn recently with his trims. Anyways, he truly enjoyed each treat.

The New Orijen Cat Treats are a product created by Champion Pet Foods. Champion  prides themselves on producing biologically appropriate dog and cat foods made with natural meats, fruits and vegetables that they get from local farms and ranches. The product states that it's goodness comes from fresh cage-free chicken and turkey, plus fresh wild-captured flounder from North Vancouver's cold Pacific waters. In this particular sample packet the ingredients are chicken liver, turkey liver, boneless chicken, boneless turkey and boneless flounder. You can purchase any of the five flavors from Chewy.com.


The New Orijen Cat Treats come in five flavors: Original, Tundra, Regional Red, Alberta Lamb and Wild Boar. Each 35G/1.25 oz package contains at least 100 treats and retails for $5.49 to $6.49 at Chewy.com.

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1/22/2014

Japanese Bookbinding Tutorial (How to make "Asa-no-ha Toji")


JAPANESE BOOKBINDING TUTORIAL ON YOUTUBE





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Where is God in the Midst of Tragedy and Suffering? UNSTOPPABLE - KIRK CAMERON

Liberty University Presents
Kirk Cameron
Where is God in the Midst of Tragedy and Suffering?
UNSTOPPABLE

UNSTOPPABLE - KIRK CAMERON SRV $14.99
 "This is a movie that families everywhere need to see!" The Dove Foundation


UNSTOPPABLE DVD Available January 28th, 2014


Youtube UNSTOPPABLE Preview



UNSTOPPABLE  was presented to the public at a one time showing in 2013. It was inspired by the death of Kirk Cameron's 15 year old friend that passed away due to a ten year long battle with cancer. Kirk Cameron asks the question, "Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?" Believer's and skeptic's alike have asked this same question! 

Why do bad things happen to good people? How can God let that happen? Tragedy! Pain! Hopelessness! Whatever you are going through in your life, it's hard to understand the good in it-or the GOD in it. And, one of the most hopeless feelings is watching a loved one suffer with pain or having to say goodbye.

The film is a wonderful documentary with awesome visual effects. Cameron has a wonderful way of shedding light on the question of "Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?" He begins with the story of creation in the Old Testament book of Genesis - the first couple, the first murder, Noah, the true meaning behind the rainbow, and so on. You can learn more about UNSTOPPABLE with the extra,"13-Minutes Behind The Scenes" featurette.  An added bonus, "The Time is Now," is an additional music video by Warren Barfield with very deep provocative lyrics and a catchy, bluesy tune. This movie is appropriate for ages 12+. I encourage you to to get your hands on a copy of UNSTOPPABLE by Kirk Cameron! 


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Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering? In this powerful visual presentation, Kirk Cameron takes you on a personal, inspiring, and hope-filled journey to better understand this doubt-raising question that believers and skeptics ask. Going back to the beginning of creation, he investigates the origins of good and evil---and their impact on our lives today.

You can purchase a copy of UNSTOPPABLE  the movie online at Christianbook.com, Lifeway.com, Kirkcameron.com, Familychristian.com and Walmart. The price varies from $11.99 and up.


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Wordless Wednesday: First Snow of 2014

 Wordless Wednesday: First Snow of 2014


First Snow of 2014 North Carolina, USA

First Snowball for Summer 2014

First Snowman for Fawn 2014

Fawn takes Ollie the Cat for his first snow walk.

Summer's Snow Bird 01/22/2014


Carl enjoying the first snowfall of 2014.
Winter Scene - Night Light 2014

Happy Snow Day!!!

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1/16/2014

Susan's Disney Family: Heavenly Soles great Sheepskin Boots for the whole...

Susan's Disney Family: Heavenly Soles great Sheepskin Boots for the whole...:  Are you looking for a great new pair of shoes that will be a great addition you a loved one’s winter wardrobe. How does a fashionable b...


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1/11/2014

Wholesale Costume Club - Go Go Girl

 WHOLESALE COSTUME CLUB

Go Go Girl

Wholesale Costume Club provided Loving Heart Designs with California Costumes Characters Come to Life Go Go Girl costume for this review.




Wholesalecostumeclub.com 2014

The Go Go Girl costume is a child size costume that ranges in sizes Small(6-8) to X-Large(12-14). I ordered the Large in size 10-12 for my eight year old daughter.  (Up to 90 lbs.) The Go Go Girl package comes with a sleeveless mini blue dress topped with large silver and blue circled sequins which is divided by a large white attached belt with a silver clothe  buckle to create an appearance of a mini skirt with sequined sleeveless top. Also, this package includes white sunglasses, a long hot pink wig with bangs and a white headband. Finally, the costume becomes complete with white go go boot toppers. What could make this costume even more fun? Well, why not accessorize? One accessory is the cool Set of Four Bangle Bracelets! You can find white patented Go Go boots, bracelets, earrings, glow sticks and many other items for your Go Go Girl costume.  All that is left to do is make your party list for favors, food and friends, send out invitations and select the appropriate 70's Disco music for one great party!

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My daughter loves pretending and dressing-up as do many children. This is why she chose the Go Go Girl costume. Halloween is not the only time to wear costumes! The middle school and high-school youth have their proms. They have a great time dressing up, dancing and having good clean fun! And, your child might love a special costume birthday party, back-to-school party or other holiday party with one of the many variety of costumes that are sold year round at Wholesale Costume Club.

Wholesale Costume Club has affordable member and non-member pricing! Membership is $5 annually with no auto renewal. They have economy ground and expedient ground shipping. Their products and shipping prices are both very affordable.  Dressing up can be both fun and economical!


Ultimate Birthday in a Box featuring Hello Kitty

Hey, do not fret Hello Kitty fans! You can now wrap up all your party needs or add to them with Hello Kitty Birthday in a Box sets that include plates, napkins and cups. The boxes are available in standard, deluxe and ultimate. And, Tween place settings are available in the featured black Hello Kitty design.


For more costume ideas visit Groovy Good Times for 70's costumes at Wholesalecostumes.com.

Notice: The California Costumes Characters Come to Life Go Go Girl package states child sizes x-small(4-6) to x-large(12-14) but the website shows other sizes. I received Large(10-12). 


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In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages by Heidi Siegell

 
In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages by Heidi Siegell
 


Musical Imagery Guides Children on a Journey to Peaceful Slumber IN STILLNESSLullabies and Meditations for All Ages 

 
(New York, NY – December 2013)  Bedtime can be daunting when you have a child who struggles with sleep.  Heidi Siegell experienced this first hand, and it inspired her to create In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages, an album that turns bedtime into a magical event that parents and children alike can look forward to.  The album arrives January 14, 2014.

Blending the calm of lullabies with creative guided imagery, Heidi fashions a world filled with vivid word pictures for children to visit each evening.  Like musical picture books, the songs are filled with stories of the ocean, the wind, the stars, the seasons, deeply soothing the listener while conveying a reverence and respect for life, for the earth, for family.

Featuring a mix of jazz, blues, new age and folk, In Stillness takes us on a progressive journey to relaxation.  To transition from the activities of the day, “Drip Drop Ripple” floats us out to sea on a jazzy wave.  The cozy folk of “Almost Home” underscores a feeling of safety and well-being. Marimba-tinged reflections on the day transport us to a tropical island in “Baby Blue.”  The mesmerizing rhythm of “Deep in the Depths” brings us further into the waves of the ocean and the interconnectedness of life.
Sweet dreams are all children will have while listening to the ballad “Dream.”  And those are just a few of the beautiful songs to explore before the meditative “In Stillness” closes out the evening.

When her young daughter struggled with sleep, Heidi found the most effective remedy to be the songs she created for her each night.  In Stillness draws on Heidi’s background in peace-building, meditation and compassionate communication, and these themes weave through the album. "My hope with these sleepy-time songs,” says Heidi, “is that they plant the seeds of consciousness, the path to self-soothing; that they help us to settle into our breath and listen inward, knowing that we are safe and loved."

Heidi has the ideal voice for lullabies – warm and comforting as a hug – and the album’s exquisite instrumentation is the perfect accompaniment for her lush vocals.  Soon children will connect to the piano, harp, violin, cello, french horn, guitar, marimba and flute with the familiarity of old friends.  Heidi and her husband/producer, Rolando Gori, invited masterful
musicians from all corners of the music industry to take part in the project, including Natalie Merchant's longtime guitarist Erik Della Penna, the award-winning contemporary classical composer and marimbist Rob Paterson, rock n’ roll violinist Adam DeGraff and more.  The accompanying lyric booklet is filled with whimsical illustrations that complement each song.

In Stillness is the debut album of Tiny World, a collection of music and media that nurtures consciousness, empathy and self-respect.  Find out more about the album, stop and take a breath with the In Stillness video, download coloring pages and discover sleep and meditation tips at TinyWorld.org/InStillness.






You may listen to sample songs at CDBaby.com, download or purchase your very own copy of
In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages by Heidi Siegell SRV $15 CD or $9.99 Download @ CDBaby.com; also available in MP3, MP320, and FLAC files.


My Thoughts

Heidi Siegell does exceptionally well with her NEWEST CD In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages. Heidi's soothing voice is both calming and relaxing which makes it great for meditation.  It is great for snuggling with your little one while being gently rocked or  lounging together on the couch while holding their favorite stuffed toy and swaddled up in a nice warm blanket. If you are driving home after daycare insert  In Stillness into your CD player to help calm your restless child for the drive home.

Remember to purchase or listen to sample songs of  In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages at CDBaby.com
 
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1/10/2014

Putumayo 20th Anniversary Sale

 Putumayo 20th Anniversary Promotional!




Putumayo Holiday Music Sale!


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1/09/2014

PrintKEG Contest & Review

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PrintKEG.com specializes quality cheap digital printing products backed by their 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.

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