Staying Cool As A Cucumber On School Sports Day



That time of the year is almost upon us – summer sports days at school! Kids love having the day off lessons so they can do some sport instead. And parents and relatives love spending the day out on the sports field watching all the kids race and play different matches! It’s a fab way to spend a hot summer’s day.


As you will all be outside for a long period of time, it is important that you and your children take some important precautions so that you don’t end up suffering from heatstroke or sunburn. This is especially important for your children as they will be exerting themselves in all that exercise! Here are some great tips that should help you both staying as cool as a cucumber.

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Healthy Tips For Cooking At Home

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We all want to live the idyllic healthy lifestyle when it comes to the food we eat at home, but there’s far more to that than eating all your vegetables and avoiding sugary treats. The very nature of the environment in which you’re cooking has a huge effect on your health when it comes to making your dinner each evening. Here are some healthy tips based on aspects of cooking at home that you may not have considered.


The kitchen.

There are lots of obvious factors to consider when keeping your kitchen healthy. Surfaces should be cleaned regularly, and hands should be washed before handling food; you may have to wash them several times during the cooking process if they come into contact with unhygienic parts of your kitchen. Some more specific advice that you may not have considered, however, is to store your food sensibly; don’t keep fatty or greasy foods contained in plastic because you don’t want chemicals to end up in your food. Glass and stainless steel are safer for storage. [Read more…]

Style Your Man: Dos, Dont’s & How To



Style isn’t something you noticed about him when you first started dating.


You were more focused on what he was like; if he told good jokes; if you felt comfortable around him.


The early stages of falling in love weren’t a time to focus on his style either. You were too busy cruising on a wave of dopamine and oxytocin to care about that. Every moment was precious; you weren’t going to waste it talking about the way he chose to dress.

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EVERYONE loves gift cards so it’s also the perfect time to stock up for upcoming events like  Father’s Day, Graduations, Summer Weddings, Family Reunions, and even Christmas!!  I LOVE to get an early start on my holiday shopping, and when amazing promotions like this are available, I try to take advantage of them!!  

With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, gift cards make great teacher gifts!!

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homemade dog treats

Homemade Dog Treats Recipe ~ Only Two Ingredients!! Super quick and easy!

I spend a heckuva lotta time in the kitchen, and Bella is always right beside me checking out what I’m doing and making, so I decided to make her homemade dog treats recently.

They were a bit messy, but boy did she ever love them.  They were also a lot cheaper than the dog treats I usually buy at the store so I LIKED that about them.

The main ingredient is 2 small jars of baby food so try to pick flavors that your dog likes and that compliment each other.  I made sweet potato and chicken bone shaped cookies and beef and carrot star shaped cookies, and she loved them both!!

Give it a try ~ I’m sure your dog will love them as much as Bella does.

Homemade Dog Treats
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  1. 2 small jars of baby food ( onion/onion powder)
  2. 2 c. quick oats or whole wheat flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together both jars of baby food and the quick oats/flour until a dough forms. Drop by teaspoonfulls or roll out and use cookie cutters to press shapes. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  1. **This dough was very "sticky" so I coated my dough balls with flour and rolled it out in flour, which made it much easier to work with**
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Why You Should Start An Online Blog

These days more people are starting up online blogs for many different reasons. It may be to share their advice or experiences or simply as an online hobby to document your daily life. Whatever your motivation is, starting a blog can be a great thing to do. So I thought it would be worth sharing with you some of the reasons why I think you should consider starting a blog.



Are you an expert in something or do you have something to share?


A lot of people these days will turn to Google for all kinds of things, advice, tips, and tricks, which means more people’s online blogs are becoming discoverable because of the things they share. Do you have something that could be beneficial to someone? Perhaps you have great tips on household affairs. Maybe you have been through something and experienced something that isn’t discussed enough. Whatever it is, you will have something to offer the world, and blogging is a great way to share it.

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How Financially-Savvy People Go About The Business Of Buying A Car

Buying a car is never easy. There are so many decisions to make. But there’s no denying that some people are able to make better decisions than others – at least from a financial perspective. Here are some of the ways financially-savvy people go about buying a car.

They Agonize Over Whether They Really Need A Brand New Car

The first thing that financially-savvy people ask themselves when it comes to buying a car is if they really need a new one or not. While it’s nice to have a brand new car, you lose the vast majority of the investment through depreciation soon after the purchase. Did you know that the average car loses more than half its value in just three years?



This applies almost across the board. Take the Citroen C4 1.6 Vti, for instance. The asking price of the car is a little over $20,000. But the value of the car after three years of ownership is just $7000, so it’s only worth about a third of what it started at. The situation is even worse for the Peugeot Ion. The car retails for nearly $40,000, but after three years, you’ll be lucky to even get 17 percent of the original asking price.

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Sensible Borrowing In 3 Stages

For many people, there come occasions in life when it is necessary to borrow some money. The underlying reasons for such a situation occurring notwithstanding, this is a situation which nobody enjoys being in. But if you do find that you are in sudden need of a helping hand, it is at least good to know that such help exists. However, not all borrowing is made equal, and before you sign your name anywhere you should ensure that you know what you are getting into. Done right, borrowing some money can be all you need to get your life back on track – so make sure you do it right. Let’s look at some of the essential stages behind sensible borrowing.

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Don’t Despair! Tips For Getting Your Family’s Finances Back On Track

If your family is struggling financially at the moment, you’re probably looking for the perfect solutions. Thankfully, there are lots of actions you can take to get things back on track. I’m going to highlight some of the most useful methods on this page in the hope of giving you a helping hand. At the end of the day, everyone gets into debt from time to time. So, there’s no reason to panic just yet. You should take a look at each of the suggestions below before selecting the most suitable. After reading this post, you should research each of the concepts in depth to ensure you make the right moves. When all’s said and done, burying your head in the sand is just going to make things worse. You need to deal with the matter as quickly as possible if you want to avoid any problems.



Apply for a bank loan


Sometimes you just have to request a bank loan to sort your financial issues. If you work and have a good credit score, they should accept your application. Just book an appointment with the manager and take some ID along to the meeting. They will then go through the process and let you know if you can have the money. Presuming you’re approved, the cash could land in your accounts instantly. That means you could pay your debts and get back to normal in a matter of days. Of course, you will then have a new debt. However, bank loans come with low interest rates in most instances. So, they are often affordable and manageable. Just ensure you know the rate of the monthly repayments before signing on the dotted line.

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Lugs have been around since October of 1993 ~  that’s almost 25 years ~  I KNOW this because that’s when my oldest daughter was born…LOL.  Well, Lugz must be doing something right to have survived almost a quarter of  a century in today’s competitive footwear market!!

The Lugz Matchpoint Sneakers for men makes a fabulous work shoe, beat-around-town shoe, or go-everywhere-shoe! For any man looking for a comfortable sneaker that can be worn everywhere, from work to around town, this lightweight oxford sneaker sports provides ultimate comfort and still looks stylish!

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