Tuesday, November 17, 2020

We Are in a Lockdown for 4 Weeks....****SIGH***

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This past weekend our governor pretty much "shut most everything down" with some new restrictions because of COVID-19. These are his most hardcore restrictions yet. Unfortunately for us, in our state, the numbers are increasing sharply and are not going down. So we are going to be shut in for awhile. Now what can we do to keep ourselves sane during lock down?

Some things that come to mind are:

2. Take a Nap

And last but certainly not least we can, 

Have an awesome day today and stay safe out there. Practice safe social distancing and please wear a mask. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Veteran's Day 2020

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"Happy Veteran's Day to my fellow soldiers who are still serving our country and for those who have fallen for freedom. I am a woman & a US Army Veteran and I am thankful that I am able to live in a nation that embraces our freedom to think and vote for ourselves. Everyone deserves a life where they no longer have to worry about their loved one's safety or life each time they walk out the door. Let Freedom Ring".

By MomAdvocate

Friday, November 6, 2020

5 Homemade Gift Ideas from the Heart & Easy to Make

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The holidays are upon us and gifts and shopping are probably on everyone's minds. But don't despair if you can bake, cook, create items from the Dollar Tree and things laying around the house you are on your way to creating a gift from the heart. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that store bought items are "cheap" or "not thoughtful".  It is just, for me personally, when someone gives me a gift from the heart and that was made with their own hands, it is more memorable. This loved one or friend took  time out of their day to create a gift for me. To me that is something special and not something that you forget easily.  

Remember to think of the person you are creating this gift for, then go from there and the rest should follow. For example, ask yourself some questions: Who is this gift for? What are their interests? And How much am I willing to spend?

Here are some ideas of Homemade Gift Ideas from the Heart: 

With a little creativity and imagination, you can make something beautiful to give to a loved one or close friend and they will surely remember you, every time they wear it. 

A Gift Mug is so much fun to create, think of all the possibilities that this can go: 

3. Plants or Flowers Gifts

Plants you grow yourself can be an inexpensive yet thoughtful gift.  A small colorful plant is probably best and can be placed in a pretty container with a ribbon.  Include a note on how to care for the plant. If you don’t have a green thumb, silk flowers would be appropriate and can look almost real.

Calendars can be made from photos taken throughout the year.  These are easy and fairly inexpensive to make online.  You make it more personal by adding special dates and names such as birthdays and anniversaries.  This is a gift that gives all year. 

Shop Stocking Stuffers on Calendars.com

5. Homemade Food or Cookies

Food dishes you’ve cooked yourself are wonderful gifts.  Prepare whatever is your specialty such as jellies, breads, candies or cookies.  Make is personal with a label that says “From the Kitchen of…”  Decorate it with a colorful bow or ribbon and include the recipe.
Personalized gifts given with thoughtfulness and care are for all ages and worth far more than a hurried purchase just to fulfill your obligation regardless of the cost. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Christmas 2020 is around the corner....What are your plans?

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 Good Morning(or Afternoon/Evening), 

How are you? This year has been a whirlwind so far and crazy, right? In the US right now, we are trying to figure out who our next president will be and it has been a day after the election and we still have no clear winner. People are dying everyday from COVID-19 and systemic racism is a work in continual progress. ***SIGH***.  Hopefully it will all be over soon and we can breathe a sigh of relief or tear our hair out, depending on the outcome, LOL. Sometimes in the midst of chaos and uncertainty my go to is humor because it keeps me sane. So...what was I talking about...oh, yeah Christmas 2020!

My dear son asked me a few days ago what we were going to be doing for Thanksgiving and I honestly had no clue, but thought of decorations, Romantic Comedies and Charlie Brown Movies. Overall just spending some quality time together as a family. It will be a first for us to be spending this holiday with just the 4 of us, instead of the extended family. No, I didn't forget about the food part(Turkey and Sides), it is just a matter of deciding what I want to do. It will all work out:-). 

Christmas will of course be altogether different, but worth it when it comes to spending time with your family. Some people have become very creative in these times of social distancing and just decided to Zoom or Skype their families during these festive get togethers so that they can at least be able to see their loved ones during these times. Our plans are still up in the air, but I do have some ideas about how it will all go down:-). At the end of the day, family means everything to me as well as their safety and well being. So however you choose to spend your Christmas or Holidays with your family this year, make sure it is memorable and that you are practicing safe social distancing practices. We all would love to see our extended families during these upcoming holidays, unfortunately there is a pandemic, so if we do, we should do it safely and sometimes creatively so you still have that "togetherness" just in a different way. 

How to Have a Virtual Family Holiday Celebration

Be Safe. Be Well. Make Memories. 

By MomAdvocate


Thanksgiving 2021

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