Saturday, May 10

Charlie Gets a Children's Book- Charlie the Cavalier Begs for Attention

You heard it right!  Charlie the Cavalier is getting his own children’s book!
I live a few hours from my parents.  We video chat often with my family.  But sometimes it is difficult to keep our little girls attention.  I have created a puppet and book to keep her attention while video chatting. 
I would love if you continued to join us as we work on more pages of the Charlie the Cavalier book “Charlie Begs for Attention”. We are currently finished with 3 of 16 pages. Charlie the Cavalier is a puppet dog who keeps children age 0-5 connected and entertained while video chatting. “Like” this page to stay updated.
The book will include a printable puppet for both sides to use during video chatting.
Illustrator: Magdalena Takáčová

Written By: Lisa Rusczyk

You really want your loved ones to stay.

But sometimes they just have to go away.

You can’t always be in the same place.

And you can’t possibly fit in their suitcase!

But Charlie the Cavalier can!

In this infectious rhyming read-aloud, Charlie the Cavalier travels with the little girls Mom to the airport and beyond when the little girl has to stay home. The little girl is confident that when her Mom travels with Charlie that he will protect, entertain, and get her Mom back home safely. Children will relate to the little girls need for comfort when a family member is away, as much as parents will appreciate Charlie the Cavaliers reassuring message.

The book comes with a link to a printable Charlie the Cavalier Puppet. Follow the link, print out, and assemble Charlie the Cavalier puppet to bring Charlie to life while reading this book to a child at the same place or while video chatting. 
Post Update: Charlie the Cavalier Begs for Attention is now available on Amazon!
Charlie the Cavalier Begs for Attention

Thursday, April 10

Charlie the Cavalier moving to 50 Things to Know Life Dog Treat Giveaway from Dog Food Direct

1235052_496810300415179_786362635_nCharlie the Cavalier is now moving to starting on May 1st 2014.  50 Things to Know life will be the new Charlie the Cavalier.  This this blog has been fun, we are going to move everything to one place.  There will be more organization and hopefully more time spent on posting this way instead of moving around social media accounts.  Charlie the Cavalier Blog began about 5 years ago. 50 Things to Know Life will include the best posts from Charlie the Cavalier and more:
To celebrate we are working together with to bring you these free dog treats.  You can buy dog treats from Dog Food Direct too!  Please enter below.  If you win we will ship you these treats for free!  Your dog will love you.  Don't worry, Charile the Cavalier tried them out and loves them.   a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, April 1

Exciting Giveaway

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I have to admit, I really do have allergies. Puritans pride can help you with this in a more natural way in the spring. They have teas that can help. Have you tried a neti pot? This is one way to flush out your nose without medicine that has other reactions. Good luck I hope you win!

About PP
Puritan’s Pride® began over 40 years ago, with the mission of making the finest quality nutritional supplements available at the best value to their customers. Today, the company remains true to its original commitment and serves millions of loyal customers. Puritan’s Pride manufactures thousands of vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutritional supplements in their state-of-the art facilities located throughout the U.S. As part of the company’s commitment to quality, Puritan’s Pride only uses ingredients from suppliers worldwide that meet their Quality Assurance Standards, as well as Good Manufacturing Practices food quality standards.
Product Information
Eucalyptus 100% Essential Oil
Eucalyptus has a powerfully woody, slightly sweet scent that can cultivate your senses and refresh your outlook. Rub Eucalyptus oil onto your temples to rejuvenate your mind, or enjoy its traditional uses for respiratory and nasal health.
Breathe Easy Tea
Made with organic licorice root, Breathe Easy is a complex and aromatic blend of herbal tastes—spicy aromatic and cooling, somewhat bitter and astringent and slightly sweet.
Clear Lungs
ClearLungs™ is a unique Chinese herbal formula designed to provide nutrients to the lungs.* Each ingredient plays a special role in providing nutritional support.* Each capsule contains Hoelen, Dong Quai, Ophiopogon, Scute, Platycodon, Citrus Morus Root, Fritillary, Asparagus, Almonds, Gardenia, Shizandra, and Licorice.
Neti Pot
A neti pot can soothe dry nasal passages, gently wash dust, pollen and environmental irritants, remove excess mucus to help open blocked nasal passages and offsets the effects of breathing dry, indoor air. A neti pot can also help you naturally breathe freer.
Neti Pot Salt
Use to perform the nasal wash as directed in your Neti Pot instructions.
Sinu Orega Nasal Spray
Sinu-Orega is a natural nasal wash powered by potent spice extracts. These extracts are combined with pure sea salt in a springwater bases, the ideal wash and inhalant for the nasal membranes and sinuses.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Monday, March 10

Purple Positivity Bracelet Set Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I got these really cute positivity bracelets in the mail.  They are stretchy and comfortable with  great message.  Look for a giveaway in the future. Great message, great packaging, and they are really cute.  I really enjoyed getting this package in the mail today.  

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, March 8

Energy saving tips for down-sizing budgets

There are lots of ways to save energy even if you have a very low budget. Some people think they have to go all out and change the loft, insulate the walls and generally make the home more modern in order to save money on energy bills. This is not the case though as there are so many ways you can save moneyon energy without having to spend any cash upfront. Read on for a handy guide on how to save energy when you have a very low budget.

Reduce temperatures
If you set your washing machine to wash clothes at 30 degrees as opposed to 40 you will save lots of energy over the course of a year. Washing at a lower temperature takes less energy, and your clothes will still get washed so you probably won’t even notice the difference. If your clothes are heavily soiled, why not try soaking them overnight in cold water and then washing them at 30 degrees as opposed to 40 as you may find that this does just as good a job! So, with a little extra effort and some more careful planning, you can really cut down on those energy bills just by switching from 40 to 30 degree washes.

Be careful
Saving energy has a lot to do with just taking care regarding energy consumption as it does about investing in hi-tech gadgets. If you switch off your internet router, TV and appliances that have a ‘standby’ mode you can save lots of energy over the course of a year. Using a high speed internet connection from a provider like means you will save energy as a result of not having things like laptops on for any more time than they need to be on for!

Be a thrifty dish washer
If you wash dishes by hand make sure you wash the dishes in a bowl or in the sink using a plug to stop the water as opposed to using a running tap. This will save lots of energy and there is no downside as your dishes are just as sparkly as they are washed in running water.

Watch chargers
Leaving chargers on when they don’t need to be on is a surefire way to waste energy so be careful to switch chargers offwhen they are not in use. Leaving chargers in the socket, switched on can become a habit for some people who think this does not really make a difference. Actually when chargers are on they use energy even if there is nothing to charge! Many do not have an automatic switch – off mode, so changing your attitude to chargers can really add up to huge savings in the long run.

Are you really cold?

Asking yourself if you are really cold before you switch on the heat can be a very smart way to save energy as some people just get into the routine of switching on the heat every evening or leaving the heat to come on automatically. If you ask yourself if you really need to heat you will be able to switch it off when you don’t really need it. 

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