DE-STRESS WITH HALLMARK, AND ENTER TO WIN A HALLMARK CRAFTER’S & CO PRIZE PACK WITH TWO JAR CANDLES, A LOVELY TEACUP AND A BAR SOAP!! #LoveHallmark

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When you’re stressed what do you do that helps you relax?

When life gets stressful it’s important to relax for a moment!!  Life’s too short!!   When I had my massive heart attack in August I felt totally overwhelmed when I came home from the hospital.  There was cooking, cleaning and laundry to do, and a family and home to take care of.  Instead of stressing about these things, everyone insisted I just look the other way and relax and take it easy, and I’m glad I took their advice and did just that!!  Four months post heart attack, I feel better than I have in 20 years  and take time daily to stop and smell the roses!!

Life can be extremely busy and extra stressful  especially this time of year around the holidays!!  Between working, cleaning, baking, decorating, shopping, wrapping, visiting friends and family, Holiday parties, etc, there just aren’t enough hours in the day some days!!  Whether it’s getting up a few minutes early or staying up a little late,  I have always felt it was important to set aside a little bit of quiet time for myself daily to keep myself sane and from getting too stressed out!!  It definitely helps to take even 5-10 minutes first thing in the morning and last thing at night!!   Breathing exercises are an excellent way to de-stress, help you to relax tremendously, and get focused during the day.  You can do them while walking, driving or even waiting in line.  At night, there’s nothing like taking a long hot bath to unwind!!  I like to light a candle, make a nice hot cup of tea and use a pretty teacup to drink it out of!! [Read more…]

Hallmark’s Rudolph and Friends Collection make great gifts!!

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Bring stories to life with a Hallmark Interactive Story Buddy.

The Rudolph Interactive Story Buddy is super cute and truly amazing!!  Interactive storybooks sure have come a long way over the years!! I remember when the first push button books came out, and these storybooks have evolved greatly from there!! [Read more…]