DreamItReel Video Editing Service


Taking video is fun and capturing high quality footage is easier than ever. Whether using a GoPro, other HD camera, or just your cell phone, chances are you’ve taken plenty of video. But then what do you do with it? This is why DreamItReel was created. We’re a video editing service that makes it easy to get your video footage crafted by a professional. We believe that your videos contain a story worth telling and our pro editors are ready to … [Read more...]

Cut Down On Energy Costs This Winter


Last December we decided that something had to be done about the bad drafts in our home.  You could feel the cool air coming in by all the windows and from underneath our front door.  Our home was built in 1995 and had all original double paned windows.  These old windows were allowing so much cold air into our home that our heat bill was enormous.  In order to keep from running our heater full time,  we used space heaters where needed such as in … [Read more...]

Gifts Ideas for a College Student


Living away from home and taking on (some) new responsibilities can be an exciting and scary time for a college freshman.  Going back home for the holiday season is a welcome time for relaxation, pampering, and with these gifts students can bring some of that feeling back to school! Care packages are a great little piece of home through the mail that students love.  Fill a small box with snacks, small toiletries (students have a tendency to … [Read more...]


During pregnancy- pregnancy by trimester 2

  Week 28! Congratulations! Your energy may be getting lower, but your excitement is surely building as you look forward to welcoming your baby—or babies!—in person. In the remaining weeks of your pregnancy, there are a number of things you can (and should) do to ensure that you are ready for the arrival of your demanding little bundle of joy. Plan a Baby Moon This is it, mama. Your last chance to get away for a long weekend … [Read more...]

Travis’ Team Wins First Basketball Game Of The Season

basketball wraps

Tonight was Travis' first highschool basketball game of the season.  It was out of town, so the team rode on the bus while the parents met up with the kids before the game at the hosting school's court.  I didn't have much time to get ready this afternoon and really wanted to wear my new Jamberry nailwraps to the game, so I wrapped up one nail on each hand and shot out the door. Since the game was so early, we had to pick up Bobby from … [Read more...]

ClubsGalore.com Has Monthly Memberships For Everyone


  Have you heard about ClubsGalore.com?  It is a gift of the month club that has many options to choose from such as pie, bath & boy, wine, bacon sampler, coffee with biscotti, tea with biscotti, healthy harvest, pizza, ravioli and antipasto. Just looking through these options has sent many ideas running through my head.  I would love to receive a pie each month, but since I am trying to watch my weight, I may be better off with a … [Read more...]

Do You Dare To Dream?


We all have life goals and dreams, right?  How many people actually go after their dreams, though?  A lot of us tend to think our dreams are not realistic and they are just that, a dream.  You will never know what you can actually accomplish until you try!  When you dare to dream, there are many payoffs. Liberation: Following your dreams can be very scary.  Will you fail?  Will the task be too hard?  Will you have enough time?  Once you stay … [Read more...]

Think BEFORE You Move Into A Top Floor Building


I was talking to a friend the other day and she could barely catch her breath.  She said she had just walked in her apartment door--BUT the elevator wasn't working and she had to climb seven flights while carrying a very heavy pocketbook and a couple of bags of groceries.  Luckily it does not happen too often and usually she is still in her apartment so she stays home until it is fixed.  Of course if she absolutely has to go somewhere she walks … [Read more...]

Dancing Is Not Just For The Professionals!


Have you ever watched a movie where the actors are dancing and they make it look so easy and so fun? Do you ever wish you could dance exactly like them, but you do not have enough faith in yourself? Lose that attitude about dancing! Dancing is fun and freeing, and anyone can sway side to side! Dancing is fun! It is meant to make others happy and joyful. What if you are at a friend’s wedding and a handsome (or beautiful) stranger came up to you … [Read more...]

Programmable Thermostats Save Time & Money


Over the Summer one of my neighbors went away on vacation and shortly after they left I received a text asking me if I'd adjust their thermostat for them.  I was away from the house and wouldn't be home until late that night but said I would do that for her if she would tell me where she had hidden a spare key.  Of course it couldn't be that simple.  She said she had a programmable code on her garage door but she'd have to walk me through that so … [Read more...]

Take The Stage!


Are you the complete opposite of a confident and outgoing person?  If you are the shy and quiet type, I highly recommend that you attend an acting class.  This may be a long reach out of your comfort zone, but there is nothing more freeing than experiencing something so new and bizarre to you that you end up wanting to go back again and again! When you attend an acting class, you are greeted with stagehands, other actors, makeup artists, and … [Read more...]

#Giveaway Aurorae Resistance Bands Set ENDS 11/23

Aurorae Bands Rolled Up

I was given this set of resistance bands from Aurorae Yoga to use in faciliting my review.  All opinions are my own. Aurorae Yoga is an active lifestyle e-retailer who also sells yoga mats, fitness products and outdoor accessories through Amazon. I've reviewed several of their items and appreciate the quality and detail they put into each and every one of them.  This company has recently launched a new fitness division which includes this … [Read more...]

Ways To Keep Your HVAC Costs Down


The holidays are right around the corner.  Finding ways of cutting our everyday costs will help us with the costs of holiday gift giving.  Let's start with energy savings! Photo Credit:  www.ecomonitor.com Energy savings can reach almost a quarter of the current costs through the use of a few smart strategies.  These involve little to no expense at all on the part of businesses.  Most require just a bit of time from the staff to ensure … [Read more...]

Halloween Memories 2015

Halloween Travis Chair

Travis is now 15 and couldn't wait to dress up and handy out Halloween candy last night.  He had strobe lights, a scary costume and a plan for the night.  He had so much fun, that he can't to do it again next year.  When it got dark, trick or treater's thought he was a fake person sitting in our chair.  He didn't scare the young kids, but when the older ones came, he moved just a bit and they took off running! Here's Bobby on the left and … [Read more...]

Be Prepared: Winter Is Approaching

Winter is approaching, and for many of us we will be experiencing snow and ice.  This can be very stressful, but I have some tips for you that will help get you through winter this year! How to "unstick" your car:  If your car is stuck, try putting some kitty litter under the tires.  If that doesn’t work, try using some salt or the floor mats from your car. Fix your favorite sweater:  If you pull out your favorite sweater and it is “pilly” … [Read more...]

Have You Considered Advanced Biobanking?

Baby sleeping on pregnant woman's stomach

Many expectant parents usually do some sort of research, or at least hear about, cord blood banking. If you have never heard of it or you are unfamiliar with the definition, cord blood banking involves collecting blood left in your newborn’s umbilical cord and the mother’s placenta and storing it for future medical use. To some, this sounds strange and they will not even entertain the idea of it. I just want to share some of the benefits of cord … [Read more...]