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Celebrate Hatch Chile Season at Smart & Final

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in Events, Family, Melissa's Produce, Recipes | 0 comments

Sponsored by Smart & Final It is the most delicious time of the year – hatch chile season. Guess what? Your family is invited to a special family event at Smart & Final in Orange. Come celebrate Hatch Pepper season with Smart & Final for a Hatch Chile Roasting Festival! Plus, there will be live roasting at the Orange location. Come and learn the secrets to a perfectly roasted Hatch Pepper, ideal for salads, soups, stews, dips, and sandwiches. Get the chile’s while they’re hot-they’re only in season from August to September! Hatch Chile Celebration Date Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 p.m. Location Smart & Final 1401 E Katella Ave. Orange, CA 92867 Smart & Final was so generous to share this tasty recipe to make for your family after getting hatch chiles from the event....

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Hatch Chile Polenta Chips Recipe

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019 in Family, Melissa's Produce, Recipes | 0 comments

What is my favorite season? Hatch Chile season!! While I grow a lot of my produce in our small backyard farm, there are some rare fruits and vegetables I can’t grow like hatch chiles. There is only one place I go for produce outside of our backyard, and that is Melissa’s Produce. Hatch Chile Roastings Roasting chiles is a process. Melissa’s Produce takes the guesswork out of the process by hosting roastings at multiple locations throughout Southern California during the season. They make it so convenient by allowing families to attend a roasting, and bring home the chiles ready to eat. Hatch Chile Recipes There are so many options when it comes to cooking hatch chiles. Melissa’s Produce recently introduced a new item that I couldn’t wait to experiment within the kitchen. It is a Hatch chile polenta, which...

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Spicy Hatch Chile Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in Family, Recipes | 0 comments

Samples provided My favorite veggie season of the year is hatch chile season. This year, I have been cooking up a storm in my kitchen with fresh hatch chiles from Melissa’s Produce, and over the weekend, I made a tasty breakfast casserole using hatch chiles ~ that I couldn’t wait to share with all of you! The breakfast casserole is ideal to make over the weekend so that your kids can re-heat it throughout the week before going off to school. It is packed with nutrition, and a little bit of heat to help wake them up on those early mornings before heading off to school. It’s simple and delicious ~ Enjoy! PS. If you have kids who don’t like spice. Melissa’s Produce does offer mild peppers so they can still enjoy the authentic flavors. Hatch Chile Breakfast Casserole...

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Hatch Chile Salsa Recipe

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Recipes | 0 comments

Samples received Hatch Chile’s are one of my favorite vegetables and are only available for a short time every year. During Hatch Chile season, I always get the freshest hatch chiles available from Melissa’s Produce. Last week, I enjoyed cooking my family some tasty stuffed hatch chiles that I paired with a freshly made hatch chile salsa. Making homemade salsa is one of the easiest things to prepare for your family. You can quickly make a large serving, and your children can enjoy it throughout the week, or you can use it to make many other recipes. You can purchase Hatch Chiles with different heat intensities (mild, medium or hot). I made it with mild chiles and then added some jalapeno to half of it for my older son who loves spicy foods and me. Enjoy making this Hatch...

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Stuffed Hatch Chile Recipe

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Family, Recipes | 2 comments

Samples provided It’s the most delicious time of the year – Hatch Chile Season! I love chiles, and hatch chiles are my ultimate favorite. Earlier this week, I went to Melissa’s Produce to learn about the new cookbook, “The Camp & Cabin Cookbook,” and to enjoy some tasty dishes made with hatch chiles. After tasting some of the recipes from Laura Bashar’s new cookbook and getting inspired to get the family back into the kitchen, I brought some fresh hatch chiles home and got the family together for a fun night of cooking in the kitchen. Stuffed peppers/chiles are one of the easiest ways that I have found to get my kids to eat peppers or chiles, so I decided to make stuffed hatch chiles paired with some grilled carne asada and freshly made hatch chile salsa. The result...

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The Habit Burger Hatch Chile Menu Items

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

We dined as a guest of the venue I love spicy food, and when I learned that The Habit Burger was introduced a limited-time menu featuring hatch chiles, I couldn’t wait to come into the restaurant for a taste. The Habit Burger is a popular dining spot for locals in our area, and there is always a line that goes out the door (because it is that good). Yesterday, I went early to avoid the lunch crowd and had a hard time deciding which menu item I was going to try. The menu features a Grilled Hatch and Pepper Jack Charburger, a Grilled Hatch and Golden Chicken Salad, and a Grilled Hatch and Pepper Jack Chicken Sandwich. The employee at the counter helped me to make my decision and order the grilled hatch and golden chicken salad. I took...

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Moms, Aunties, Sisters, Glam-mas…look no further, Hatched Baby has arrived!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Family, Parenting, Shopping | 0 comments

As an auntie and big cousin to my family and friends kiddies, I’m always on the hunt for fashionable threads. Being in the fashion industry, the bar with my gift buying has been set high! I’ve noticed many selections for infant and toddler girls wear, but there’s been a lack of great boys wear. The demand is high and it’s nice to find a great source in our own backyard. When I discovered Hatched Baby, I was amazed by the multitude of cute looks, hip blogs and the overall conception of this unique brand. One Saturday morning at “The Land of Nod”, a South Coast Plaza boutique, I stepped into a pop up shop of magical teepees, soft fabrics with kitschy designs and to the bubbly and very pregnant Jen Turner, owner and founder of Hatched Baby. Jen was...

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New Penguins Hatched at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Featured, Theme Parks | 0 comments

The Aquarium of the Pacific just announced the birth of two Magellanic penguin chicks. One of the chicks is just a week old and was born to Patsy and Noodles. The other chick is about two and a half weeks old and was born to parents Kate and Avery. The new baby chicks are currently cuddling with their parents in their nest inside of the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, and will be viewable by the public once they leave their nests later this summer. We are thrilled to share with all of you the first pictures of these adorable new penguins! Information about the penguins provided by the Aquarium of the Pacific Magellanic Penguins are a temperate species native to the coasts of Argentina and Chile in South America. It takes between thirty-eight and forty-three days of incubation before...

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Z’Tejas Chile Fest 2013

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Dining, Featured | 0 comments

It is that time of the year again, when your family is invited to dine at Z’Tejas Chile Fest 2013, and support the Blind Children’s Learning Center. For every dish sold off the Chile Fest Menu, $1 will go towards benefiting the Blind Children’s Learning Center. This past week, my husband and I went to Z’Tejas to sample the limited-time dishes at Z’Tejas at South Coast Plaza. The hatch chile recipes made for a memorable epicurean dining experience that we will never forget. We started off the evening sipping on the two Chile Fest cocktails. The Skinny Smokin’ Margarita is only 233 calories, but packed enough heat to make it one of the “hottest” drinks in Orange County. It is made with Herradura Anejo, DeKuyper Peach, Grand Marnier, fresh lemon juice, agave nectar, and a secret ingredient that we...

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Raising a Disney Family with Teri Hatcher

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Disney, Featured, Film | 0 comments

We attended a press event as a guest of Disney. “We’ve been a Disney family forever,” said Teri Hatcher Now, Teri Hatcher, is playing a role in her first Disney film, Disney Planes. Hatcher plays Dottie, a female mechanic who keeps her high-flying friends in the air with her service station, “Dottie’s Fill ‘n Fly.” With her family a fan of the film, “CARS,” Hatcher still remembers when the film was first released. When talking to Hatcher about her role in the film, “Planes,” she talked about how Disney animation has played a role in her family life. She talked with us about how her family would go camping every year, and bring along an old-fashioned DVD player to watch Aristocats. “We would watch Aristocats at night with our S’mores,” said Hatcher. “Like all great Disney movies, they took...

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Summer Corn Salad Recipe

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Recipes | 0 comments

Samples provided Summer might be coming to an end, but the produce is fresher than ever. I had been traveling all week, and the first thing my kids asked me when I got home was, “What’s for dinner?” I knew that I had two hatch chiles from Melissa’s Produce still in the refrigerator and a couple of ears of corn that I had planned on making elote with before my trip, so I put everything I had in my garden and refrigerator together to make this refreshing summer corn salad – and it was delicious! The best thing about this recipe is that you can add the hatch chiles into a portion of the dish, leaving a “bland” salad for your picky eaters. After mixing all the ingredients, I put a small amount aside for my picky eater and...

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Mexican Avocado Toast Recipe

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Family, Recipes | 0 comments

Samples Received One of my favorite things to make the kids for breakfast is avocado toast. The breakfast dish is packed full of nutrition and helps the kids get a healthy start to their day. The only downside is that avocado toast can get a little boring when eating it multiple times a week, so I decided to put a new Mexican inspired twist on my avocado toast recipe. The fresh hatch chiles in my refrigerator from Melissa’s Produce and bread from La Brea Bakery helped to inspire me to make this recipe. The toast has a nice kick to it, and not too spicy for my picky eater. The minute that the kid’s tastebuds sunk into my Mexican avocado toast, they were in heaven…and asking me for more. If you like avocado toast, you’re going to ‘love’ this...

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Could Becoming an Expat Be Your Ticket to a New Life?

Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Travel | 0 comments

It’s surprisingly easy for people to find themselves bored of their own country. Maybe they’re tired of their job, maybe they’re sick of the people they work with every day, perhaps they are bored of seeing the same old scenery day after day. If you feel like you have little to no connection to the city or town that you were brought up in, then it can feel like the world is calling out to you and waiting for you to explore it. Life as an expat isn’t easy. Moving to a completely new country can be extremely daunting for anyone, and there are no guarantees that you’re going to have a better time. However, for some people, becoming an expat is their ticket to a brand-new life. It’s a chance to start over, and not everyone is given...

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7 Things Parents Can Do To Improve Their Child’s Oral Health

Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Health | 0 comments

One of the most important aspects to a child’s health is their oral wellbeing. As long as their teeth and gums are being looked after, they are going to be able to enjoy so many more health benefits compared to if these are not being looked after properly. For one thing, having bad gums and teeth can lead to a range of serious body-wide conditions which are obviously best avoided. But you are also going to be setting your child up to look after their teeth well throughout life if you make sure they are starting out right. In this article, we are going to take a look through some of the most important things you can do as a parent to improve your child’s dental health. All of the following steps are going to be helpful in some...

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Growing Old In Houston, Texas

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

For many people growing old is a daunting prospect. You might fear how age will ravage your mind and body. You might be overwhelmed by a loss of freedom and mobility. You might dread having to be cared for. Each of these is a legitimate fear but should not stop the fact that getting old can be a blessing—you are living a full and healthy life, so you should enjoy each moment of it. Some might call that growing old gracefully. The average retirement age in the united states is 67.9, which means you have a lot of life ahead of you once you leave the workplace. This gives you a chance you explore places you have never been to before, try new activities, retire somewhere new and exciting, and find time to do the things you love. It...

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How to Help Your Parents Plan for the Future

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Helping your parents to plan for the future is a task that can be difficult to think about. It can be hard to acknowledge that your parents are reaching their most senior years, and you may therefore put off the process of making plans for this stage of their lives. However, putting it off could actually make it harder to deal with in the future. Your Parents If your parents are now in their later years and are still in relatively good health, then it can be easy for them to adapt to these years. However, if your parents are struggling with ill health, it can be much more complex to plan their care. In either case, it is always a great idea to be fully aware of your options and to investigate what help and support are available....

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What You Need to Know Before you Expand Your Small Business

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

If you own a small business, it can be tempting to want to expand. After all, with expansion comes more staff – meaning less work for you – and potentially higher profits. If you have a family, it can also mean you have more time and energy to spend with them. However, although expansion is tempting, it can be disastrous if you do not have the right plan in place first. Here is what you need to know before you expand your small business: Make sure your paperwork and insurance cover are in place Before you expand your small business, you need to have the basics in place. Getting your paperwork in order is vital, because your admin can quickly spiral out of control with the added strain of more staff and (hopefully) more customers. For example, if you have...

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Fun Ways To Reward Your Children

Posted by on Apr 28, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Being able to give your children the world is something that every parent wants in life and as parents, we try to do that as much as we can, whenever we can. Rewarding your children doesn’t just need to be something that’s financial. So with that being said, here are some fun ways to reward your children when they’ve been good. Give Them Extra Time On Things You Limit There may be certain things in life that you limit, like gaming on their consoles to spending time watching television or playing outside. A great way to reward them is by extending that time you limit so they have more time to do the things that they love doing. It can be a good way of showing that if you’re good in life and you do things that involve good...

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How to Keep Your Garage Organized this Summer Season?

Posted by on Apr 27, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Your car is one of the most expensive investments you make after saving for years. Leaving your car outside the garage is not a good idea. This will damage the car due to UV exposure, bird dropping, or any tree leaves falling on the car. You can use organized methods and ideas to store things in your garage. This helps to organize your garage and keep it safe and clean. Take one full day to set up and effectively organize the garage. It is a good idea to adopt the decluttering method and involve your family members to assist you in the same. It is not a good idea to keep too much stuff in the garage which is kept in an unorganized manner. You can use 3 baskets to segregate stuff stored in your garage. Segregation categories can...

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Tarot Card Message of the Day: Tribe of the Kindred

Posted by on Apr 27, 2021 in Love Your Inner Goddess, Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

Home is where the heart is. Give your heart permission to reveal to you the people, places and activities that feel like home to you. You are in a phase of transition in your life, casting off that which is not true to your heart in favour of that which really feels like it belongs in your world. Sometimes the mind resists, thinking that if we let go of too much we’ll be left with nothing – and that it’s better to hold on, even is something isn’t right. This prevents you from being able to find your way home. It’s safe to trust your heart as it attracts into your world that which is truly meant for you. Spiritual Guidance There’s a place where you belong. Maybe you’ve found it, or maybe you are still looking. It doesn’t...

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Three Easy Steps to Achieving a Flawless Look Fast

Posted by on Apr 26, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Let’s face it. As ladies, it’s always important to look our best when we step out; even if it’s to take out the trash or pick up the morning newspaper. However, what do you do when your girls invite you to an impromptu brunch and your favorite salon is closed; or your makeup artist is unavailable? Well, that’s what you are here to find out. With the right tools and know-how, you can easily go from looking like a homeless person in their PJs to a celebrity at the Oscars. So, buckle up because I’m about to help you get your brunch-glam back in three easy steps. Here’s what you need to do: First – Start With Your Hair Brunch or no brunch – life is too short to have boring/unpresentable hair. Right? Note that bad hair not only...

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Why Disability Benefits are Stopped and What You Can Do to Have Them Restarted

Posted by on Apr 26, 2021 in Family | 1 comment

If you are eligible for social security disability benefits, in most cases you will receive this for as long as you need it. Once you have started receiving these benefits, the last thing that you will want is for them to stop – after all, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to work as much as you might like to, you might rely on social security to ensure that your expenses are covered. However, there are various policy reasons why your benefits might be stopped. It is important to understand what might cause your disability benefits to be ended so that you can avoid the situations that might lead to this and understand more about what has happened if your payments are stopped. Here are the top seven reasons why disability benefits might be...

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What to Prepare When Moving House

Posted by on Apr 26, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Moving house can be a very exciting time, but there are also plenty of things to think about, plan and consider in order help the process go as smoothly as possible. From packing properly to redecorating and preparing for the new owners, the list of tasks can seem endless. Whether you are just about to lock the door for the last time, or are just putting your home up for sale, here are a couple of things to consider when you are moving house. Packing One of the most important and laborious tasks is packing up your belongings in preparation to move them. It is important to do this properly, so as not to damage or break anything, and to make it as simple as possible to unpack at your new place. Using the correct materials can go a...

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5 Ways to Modernize Your Outdated Kitchen

Posted by on Apr 26, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Many homeowners spend a large chunk of their time in the kitchen. If you’ve just moved into a new home or been in your abode for many years, your once-trendy kitchen may now be out of style. No matter your budget or personal preference, here are some of the best upgrades you can make to bring your kitchen into modern times. Change Your Flooring Many homeowners forget how important the flooring is in a kitchen. If your flooring has seen better days, it may be time to ditch the linoleum or rolled vinyl and opt for more timeless, resilient materials like tile, stone, or wood. Not only are these materials more durable and long-lasting, but they can also boost the value of your property. If you’re serious about bringing your kitchen up to date, it’s wise to opt for...

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6 Ways to Support Elderly Relatives

Posted by on Apr 26, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

As we get older, we typically need a little more assistance, but many people find it hard to reach out and ask for help. Conversely, family members and friends may feel that they don’t want to pry or speak out of turn by offering to provide care. If you want to ensure your family has all the assistance they need as they get older, take a look at these six ways to support elderly relatives: Visit as Often as You Can Loneliness and isolation can be a major problem within the elderly community, particularly if your relatives find it harder to travel than they once did. To combat this, be sure to visit as regularly as you can and perhaps invite your relatives to visit you for weekend stays or special occasions. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has made it...

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4 Home Upgrades That’ll Impress the OC Neighbors

Posted by on Apr 26, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

When you live in the OC, there’s a lot of salacious gossip and a few genuine opinions being shared. Any neighbors that double up as great friends or even have a little competitive rivalry on the home front will be comparing homes and features to theirs. So, if you’re interested in keeping negative opinions away from your earshot, it’s sensible to upgrade your home when there’s a good reason to do so. Here are four home upgrades that’ll impress the neighbors for sure. Install a Deck When thinking about having a deck installed, you may want to think about the cost. Certainly, we can all agree that it won’t come at a fixed cost because every deck design is different. This page from Outdoor Living Inc. answers the question: how much does a deck cost. Decking provides the opportunity...

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5 Roof Maintenance Essentials for Homeowners

Posted by on Apr 26, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Depending on where you live, your roof system is likely one of the most vulnerable components of your home. From rain and wind, snow and sleet to ultraviolet radiation, there are various elements that may increase the rate at which your roof deteriorates. Since repairs and replacements can cost a fortune, it’s vital that you perform regular maintenance. In doing so, you’ll greatly improve the lifespan of your roof and save a considerable amount of money along the way. Here are 5 roof maintenance essentials for homeowners. Check Your Shingles The first step is to simply establish a routine inspection schedule so that you can identify any problems before they proliferate. It’s also wise to check up on your roof after heavy storms and high winds. You don’t necessarily need to take out the ladder and climb up to...

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Mother’s Day Dining in Orange County 2021

Posted by on Apr 26, 2021 in Dining, Events, Featured | 0 comments

The Ranch Restaurant 1025 E. Ball Road Anaheim, CA 92805 THE RANCH Restaurant in Anaheim will offer a special prix fixe brunch on Sunday, May 9th, 2021 from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Four courses, $95 per person, includes complimentary bubbles (sweet, dry, or mimosa). Menu highlights: Di Stefano Burrata Hot Smoked Kvarøy Salmon Tartine Maryland Blue Crab Cakes & Eggs Delta Asparagus, Black Truffle & Smoked Gouda Quiche Chocolate Chip Panettone Bread Pudding. Regular dinner menu will also be available starting at 5:00pm. Indoor and outdoor seating available. https://www.theranch.com/restaurant/events/mother-day-brunch.aspx To reserve a table, please call 714.817.4200. Las Brisas | Laguna Beach Las Brisas, the iconic cliffside restaurant with scaping views of the Laguna Beach coastline, will offer an exquisite three-course Mother’s Day brunch for $72 per person from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. and their al la carte menu for dinner....

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Tarot Card Message of the Day: Paeonia

Posted by on Apr 26, 2021 in Love Your Inner Goddess, Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

You are now being blessed with prosperity, abundance and creativity. To enhance this time of joy and amplify your experience of grace, practice gratitude. Simply be happy for what you have and what is being given to you. The Universe loves to keep giving to those who are grateful and happy to receive and who give back to life from teh heart with gratitude and a positive attitude. This is such a healing time for you. The healer within is awakening, and your ability to give and receive healing energy is becoming more powerful. Your soul connection to animals, plants and crystals will support your healing and increase your energy to attract and create positive life situations for yourself and others. Spiritual Guidance Are you part woman, part faery queen? It’s that gleam of beautiful brightness, magic and flirtatious...

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Tarot Card Message of the Day: Psyche

Posted by on Apr 24, 2021 in Love Your Inner Goddess, Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

You are going to find the exact help that you need at the exact times that you need it. You have the ability to attract resources – and even to create something out of apparently nothing. Don’t put your focus or your faith in the material world and its seemingly endless obstacles and difficulties. Direct your attention and your trust towards our all-powerful and unconditionally loving Universe, which is your friend and teacher. When you do this, you empower the Universe to help you, and it really wants to, in the most amazing ways. Spiritual Guidance Psyche, goddess of the soul, accomplished seemingly impossible tasks as a human being, before she became a goddess. She reminds us that our human courage, intelligence, willingness to go through the unknown and face our fears, even when the obstacles may seem insurmountable,...

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Tarot Card Message of the Day: Madonna of Roses

Posted by on Apr 23, 2021 in Love Your Inner Goddess, Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

There is a way to be fierce that doesn’t betray the kindness in your heart. When you know that to enable someone to behave badly towards you doesn’t help them or you, you don’t need to subject yourself to unnecessary guilt for taking care of yourself or fear that you aren’t being compassionate. You are teaching yourself and others the truth that love is based in respect – and that trying to take what doesn’t belong to you through any form of aggression or manipulation, seduction or persuasion is neither loving nor respectful. Thorns are sharp because they need to be. They don’t diminish the beauty of the rose. They protect it. Spiritual Guidance Your soul is a holy rose, a sublime creation under the care and protection of the Madonna of Roses. The soul that is a holy rose...

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What To Think About When Looking To Buy A New Car

Posted by on Apr 22, 2021 in Autos, Family | 0 comments

Cars are a big part of life. They’re not everyone’s passion, but they’re used by the majority in order to live life properly. When you have a car, you become a lot freer and you’re able to achieve a lot more. You’re able to be present for things that perhaps you weren’t before. Once you become competent and ready to drive a car, your life can really start to pick up and your confidence levels can rise. Buying a car is a great feeling. Some might be nervous due to the responsibility and all of the extra stuff that comes with it, but it’s not really too much to stress over. They can be used to enhance your career or used for a vacation – things are a lot better with your own personal motor. If you’re looking to...

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Healthy Methods for Pain Relief

Posted by on Apr 22, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you prefer doing things naturally as opposed to putting foreign chemicals into your body, you aren’t alone. Aside from having adverse reactions to pain medications, they can be addictive and nobody wants to become addicted to pain meds. Here’s a quick look at a few ways to relieve your pain naturally. Physical Therapy When it comes to dealing with your pain without running the risk of becoming addicted to pain medications, physical therapy is highly effective and can actually be a better option for dealing with chronic pain than medications. If you suffer from pain that’s chronic, working with a good physical therapist can be extremely beneficial when it comes to reducing the level of pain you feel while also improving your physical health. Your physical therapist might even combine exercise therapy with physical therapy or cold and...

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River Respite: Using Kayaking As A Mindfulness Exercise

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 in Family, Travel | 0 comments

Apart from being an incredibly fun way to keep active, kayaking is surprisingly a fantastic way to distil the chatter of the mind. For people who struggle with mindfulness and anxiety, kayaking has proven to be an incredibly beneficial meditative experience that has been shown to reduce depression and anger, as well as improve confidence. Today, we have a deep dive into kayaking and how it can be utilized as a mindfulness exercise, so read on to find out more! Understanding Mindfulness First up — let’s have a look at exactly what mindfulness means. A term that is often thrown around in holistic or spiritual circles, mindfulness is a type of meditation that encourages people to be intensely aware of the “here and now”. Breathing exercises, guided imagery and other meditative practices are often utilized to practice mindfulness, along...

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Surprising Correlation Between Sleep and Relationship Quality

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Is your partner annoying? Are you finding that the jokes that were once funny now seem stupid? Does the spark feel like it fizzled away, and you find yourself no longer caring if they look unhappy? Before you decide to reach out to a therapist or lawyer, think back on the amount of sleep you’ve been getting in the last while. Sleep is essential for the mind and body to function at their best; it’s as important as exercise and eating healthy. There are many health risks associated with a lack of sleep, such as anxiety, fatigue, weight gain, and even cardiovascular problems. A lack of sleep can also significantly affect a person’s ability to socialize. With that in mind, it’s a no-brainer that there would be a direct correlation between sleep and relationship quality. The Emotional Impact of...

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Tarot Card Message of the Day: Ocean of Eternal Love

Posted by on Apr 20, 2021 in Gaia Oracle Readings, Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

Healing, Creativity, Fertility It is said that love conquers all; this is especially true for you at the moment. Something is resolved and healed through love. What was previously barren now becomes fertile. A seed is planted and you are the co-creator. The conditions are favorable, the timing is right; a new creation awaits you. The birth of something new brings joy and excitement. The forever changing seasons of eternity turn their invisible wheel and a new cycle begins. A new image is born. Affirmation Love heals. Love brings resolution. Love conquers. Love is eternal. Tarot Card Readings and Ritual Candles If you are interested in having a personalized tarot card reading, it can be ordered online at Love...

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How To Pack Right (But Pack Light) For Your Next Vacation

Posted by on Apr 20, 2021 in Travel | 0 comments

Whenever you are going on vacation, one of the main things you need to get right is your luggage. You need to make sure that you are packing only the things you need and nothing extraneous – but at the same time, you don’t want to avoid packing anything you might need either. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the things to bear in mind as you approach this. Here’s how to pack right – and keep it light – when you are getting ready for your next vacation, either alone or with family. Check Out The Weather Report It might seem like a basic – but the last thing you want to do is overlook what the weather is actually going to be like when you are away on vacation. By...

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Tarot Card Message of the Day: Amethyst

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021 in Gaia Oracle Readings, Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

Transformation, Certainty, Confidence A profound transformation is taking place in your life. After much soul searching you are now back in control. A new you is emerging, poised and with a renewed sense of confidence. You can move forward with certainty. The past is now behind you. The hard work has been done. All you have to do is decide what it is that you truly want. All now is possible. Listen to your heart and don’t settle for second best. Set your course and then go for it. Be certain, be confident and all is yours for the taking. Blessed be. Affirmation I give thanks for the transformation and healing that has taken place. I move through life with gratitude. I move through life with certainty. I move through life with confidence. I achieve my goals – What...

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Pandemic Parenting- Advice For Keeping Your Children Happy At Home

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

The coronavirus pandemic is perhaps the most challenging health crisis the world had faced in the last century. Even as a vaccine is here, the virus is still overwhelming health experts and scientists with its new strains and repeated waves. Parents are struggling to keep their little ones happy and busy at home, as it seems to be the best way to stay safe. But you will probably identify with the challenge of keeping a bundle of energy occupied as they will want to be outdoors more than anything else. Thankfully, some parents have identified creative and resourceful ideas to achieve the feat. Let us share them with you. Create a routine Even before going all out with research and creative thinking, you must create a routine for your child. Since they are not going to school regularly and...

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Debt Collection: The Company and the Collection Process of Jefferson Capital System

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Nobody wants to encounter an unpaid debt. Aside from the discomforts it gives, it will hurt your credit score. Further, if you default on your loan, the original creditor may send your account to a collection agency, wherein some collectors give you a difficult time dealing with it. Confronting a debt collector may not be a good experience for some and maybe even one of the most devastating experiences they have had. Is it usual practice? The Company When you have unpaid debt or a delinquent account, you can expect a debt collector call. A debt collection company is a third-party service provider that caters to their clients’ accounts recovery needs. These clients can be big companies such as hospitals, financial institutions like banks, and financial lending companies. These are the clients of Jefferson Capital Systems, LLC. Jefferson Capital...

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Intelligent Remodeling Ideas For Your New Garden

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

For many of us caught in the grips of spring fever, getting outside is an anticipated break from indoor chores and remote work. The warm sun and sweet smells of spring refresh our senses and renew our spirits. It’s that time of year when manicured lawns start to spawn colorful blossoms and succulent aromas.  Spring inspires us to indulge in the surrounding greenery and take up gardening, but not all of us are blessed with a green thumb.  You might be tempted to leave the landscaping to the professionals, but even those of us who are horticulturally challenged can still create a beautiful garden space. Whether you’re gardening for sustainability, for aesthetics, or just for fun, we’ve got some neat ideas for your new garden setup. Fountains and Ponds For those of us who kill any plant we touch,...

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Traveling with a Pet in a Post COVID-19 World

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

America alone is home to tens of millions of pet owners. While some are content hanging out with their pet at home and going for walks, others love the idea of traveling with their pet. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, many people have had to put these travel plans on hold. But with numbers improving in many areas and vaccines being rolled out, travel may soon open back up a little. However, it is important to know that traveling with your pet may look a little different than it did in the past. With that in mind, this article is going to go over some tips for traveling with pets in a post-Covid-19 world. Know How to Keep Your Pet Safe While there is no evidence that pets play a significant role in spreading Covid-19 to people, pets can...

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Guidelines For Parenting An Autistic Child

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021 in Family, Parenting | 0 comments

Parenting a child with autism has many facets to help them overcome challenges. Here are some tips to help make your child’s life a little easier. If you have a child who has been diagnosed with Autism, it’s natural to feel concerned about how they will overcome the many challenges that autism brings. ASD or Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurological and developmental disorder that expresses itself from early childhood and is present for the rest of one’s life. It affects one’s ability to socialize, communicate and learn. However, with early diagnosis and treatment, you can help your child acquire the skills and abilities required to overcome a variety of developmental challenges. The best thing you can do for your child is not to look or wait for an official diagnosis. If you suspect that your child may be...

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The Effects of Technology in Sports: Yay or Nay?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2021 in Family, Fitness | 0 comments

Sports fanatics will have their say, and opinion on the impact technology has on sporting and fitness activities. The pros and cons of involving technology in sporting activities will affect the sporting view and decision-making. Though people may describe technology as intrusive in sport, you cannot deny its significant impact by increasing the sporting following and diversifying the sporting field. Different sports use different technology to ease the adherence to rules, increase the fun, diversify the field, and make money from sports. Every sport aims to provide a level playing field where each team can compete fairly. Sports like soccer, tennis, cricket, rugby, and others utilize technology to increase the accuracy and decision-making process, promoting impartiality in sports. Though the primary aim will always be an improvement, the techniques and methods used will differ according to the type of...

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Why Smart Money Management Matters

Posted by on Apr 14, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many people have trouble managing money. Unfortunately, this can lead to a lifetime of doing without. It can also cause them to accumulate an enormous amount of debt, leaving them trapped living the paycheck to paycheck lifestyle.  Does that sound familiar?  Piles of bills on a table and no means to pay them can cause excessive amounts of stress. As a result, you put your overall health at risk. That could lead to you not being about to focus at work or home and you could fall into a state of depression. Stress can also lead to heart problems, anxiety and other issues. If you have an issue managing your money, there are several steps you can take to improve your situation, achieve healthy finances and a better quality of life.  A Household Budget You’ve probably heard it before,...

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Forever Stamps: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Forever Stamps are high-caliber stamps issued by the USPS (United States Postal Service). One of these stamps’ features is that they are non-denominational, making it possible for you to purchase them with ordinary postage rates even if the average was more expensive. Do Forever Stamps Expire? For instance, if you purchase them at $0.55/stamp and the rate for first-class stamps increases to $0.60/stamp, that saves you $0.05 on each letter you’ll send. In 2007, USPS issued Forever Stamps, and by 2011, USPS almost every stamp they issued became first-class stamps. To date, you’re only allowed to purchase first-class stamps that have their value stamped on the postage stamps, and you have to get a bulk coil that’s about 500 stamps. For avid stamp collectors, many may be wondering, “how much are forever stamps worth?” or if they’ll ever get...

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Inside Out: Fostering Emotional Intelligence (EI) in your Child

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021 in Education, Family | 0 comments

Teaching children to recognize and express their emotions in healthy ways. As parents, we take on a number of roles including the most important role as our child’s first teacher — charged with the responsibility of supporting their healthy development – physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Developing a child’s intelligence is not measured by academic outcomes alone. You may have heard the term “emotional intelligence” many times, yet what exactly is it and why is it important for children to develop their emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence is defined as a person’s ability to express and manage feelings appropriately while respecting the feelings of others. It’s a skill that children can begin learning at any age. Dr. Vicki Chiang, PsyD, a mental health professional comments, “After many years of working with parents, I’ve learned that parents (myself included) have a collective...

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Best Gift Ideas With Discount Coupons

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021 in Family, Shopping | 0 comments

Gifts are something we love giving as much as we love receiving. But sometimes it happens that we get gifts we don’t like. Even then, we want to keep them because they hold gestures of love and care. Now think it the other way round. You might also want to show your love by gifting something to someone. You would definitely want your gift to be something the receiver will love to have. Some people are not good at selecting what they should give as a gift. Some mistakenly think that only expensive things make good gifts. When you head to the market to buy a gift for someone, you see so many ideas that being confused is not something very rare. If you have someone special in your life and you want to express your feelings to them,...

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How To Stay Healthy & Well As A Busy Mom

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

Being a parent and mom is a tough but rewarding job. Someone always needs you and you’re prone to be pulled in many different directions on any given day. However, it’s likely you enjoy your time as a parent and wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s important that you don’t lose yourself in the shuffle and become run down. Therefore, you must implement actions that will help you stay healthy and well as a busy mom. You’ll be glad you did once you notice how much more energy you have and that taking care of yourself is also an instant mood booster. Find More Work-Life Balance One dilemma you may have as a busy mom is juggling a career and trying to take care of your kids and maybe your aging parents too. In this case, you may...

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Tarot Card Message of the Day: Hidden Path

Posted by on Apr 11, 2021 in Gaia Oracle Readings, Spiritual Healing | 1 comment

The Marriage of Spirit and Matter You have travelled far in search of greater meaning and fulfilment, having made much progress and learning valuable lessons. You want to continue your journey, but the road seems to have come to an end. Where do you go to from here? The symbolic imagery on this card is set within a magical forest: it seems inviting, yet the way forward is not clear. No physical path exists, however there is a way forward. Between the trees is a symbol for eternal life and to the right, a symbol for healing and protection. This card is inviting you to move forward spiritually and offers you healing and protection along the way. Spirit and matter must now merge if true progress is to be made; your rational mind must align with your heart. When...

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