Sep 25, 2014

Some Like it Hot, Some Like it Cold.....

One of the many favorite things for people to discuss or complain about is: The weather. Some say it's too hot, others say it too cold. Some people hate snow while other people hate heat or rain. Though I too have a favorite weather or season, which is winter; Though I tend to be content whatever the weather;In fact I enjoy the change of season and I look forward to it. Since right I now it's Autumn, I'm enjoying cooler temperatures, beautiful leaves and Autumn scenery and wide variety of pumpkin and spice flavored foods example: pumpkin coffee. Where I live summer went by so fast for me,  it feels like summer never came! Though I can't complain because I enjoy this time of year. If I were to be a complainer about the weather/season, I would probably complain about summer or heat because I get too hot, too fast and when I get overheated, I get irritable as well. But again, I don't normally complain much about the weather too many more important things to worry about, so I just take it as it comes...

Sep 20, 2014

Pick Your Produce

I am a big fan of 'U Pick Farms', I like the experience of picking my food and surrounding myself with the calmness of the country-side and connecting with nature.  It gets me away from the hustle and bustle of my busy everyday life. Recently I went and picked grapes and blackberries a couple weeks ago.I remember picking strawberries in the summer and picking apples and and pumpkins in Autumn with my sister and parents. As well the time we grew a small patch of strawberries in the yard and the dog kept eating them lol.
In a few more week (October to be exact) I hope to be picking pumpkins, apples and butternut squash to ring in the Autumn food palette.  I usually use these to bake pies, sticky apples and other sweet treats. Which also means a grocery shopping for baking supplies, triple the bags of sugar!

I believe picking fruit is healthier vs, grocery store bought produce because you know all about the what's been to the produce and where it's been and so forth. Also in terms of getting exercise because there's a lot walking, getting fresh air, lifting, reaching and carrying, I really get a workout. I don't get to go produce pick as often as I'd like, but when I do it's a change up from the day to day pace and I enjoy and look forward to it.
(Milburn Orchards, Maryland, USA)

Sep 19, 2014

Food of the Month: David's Tea

I just recently started to get into tea and normally I'd only drink iced tea or a regular plain old Lipton tea-bag. Now in recent year I've start to like a new flavor of tea call 'Earl Grey'. I was watching this video on YouTube and it was about this Canadian based (but starting to make its' way into the United States) tea company,  call "David's Tea" who sells loose tea leaves. Sort of like a "Teavana" if anyone has heard or been to their store before. They sell all kinds of tea from 'black tea' to 'oolong tea' not only do they sell the blends in classic flavors, but they also sell them in fun flavor such as their summer carnival. Some of the flavors include cotton candy, root beer float and birthday cake. Also theyir fall collection that just came out has pumpkin chai, sweet apple cider, maple sugar and everything that reminds you of Autumn. They've got me anxious to try more flavors of them! David's Tea just like Teavana has stores that people can walk into, but I had to order mine due to the fact that there aren't any that I'm aware of around where I live other wise I would definitely explore the store and sample their teas. :_(  I never really got into the history of tea (which is actually interesting) or tried the different types of tea or even tried using tea leaves at all.

I've always thought tea pots and sets around the world were/are beautiful but it never peaked my interest (until now) beyond that. But now I have my tea sometimes 2-3 times a day, I find it helps me sleep better as well. Right now I've tried the flavors 'Cream of Earl Gray' and 'Pumpkin Chai' the Chai smells Heavenly! Omg , the strongest ingredients I smell are cinnamon and pumpkin spice, and it's like everything that is to love about fall all in one cup! Wonderful! If anyone would like to check it out here's the link to David's Tea  also here's the link to Teavana

If you try some, tell me what you think!

Sep 17, 2014

My Fav Product of the Month: iFrog Go Lite Portable Charger

When I was shopping for school supplies, I bought this portable electronic charger mainly for my phone because I my phone's battery life runs out fast but I wasn't always able to get to a wall outlet or plug it into the car. So I bought this charge called the "Go Lite" by iFrog and it has a flashlight built into one end of it and it come in a variety of colors (such as red, blue, black, white, purple, etc.) depending upon the location that they're sold, mine is purple.

It also come with a UBS adapter (though you can use detach the UBS cord from your phone charger and use it as well). The way it works is: You charger the "Go Lite" with your phone charger and it stores that energy and when you're ready to use it you just plug in you're phone and charge it like
normal. What I like to do is charge mine the night before and then in the morning just throw it in my purse and go.

I don't know about anyone else's "Go Lite" but mine didn't lose the energy it store even when I didn't use it for a whole week, so in my opinion it stores charged energy well. The only con I see with this and I don't know if' it's happened to anyone else, but when I DO charge mine phone sometimes I find that there's no juice left for a few more or even one other charge. Other than that, I really like it and I would rate it 4 stars. I say check it out and see what you think.

Sep 5, 2014

Gwynnie Bee: Clothing Rental To Bee or Not to Bee

I've lately been hearing a lot of Gwynnie Bee through online ads, Facebook, Google, other blogs, etc. So I decided to give it a try myself. So basically, the way Gwynnie Bee works is that's it's a clothing site that you rent clothing, kind of like a 'Netflix' or 'Game-Fly' only instead for clothes. They special in plus size women's clothing ranging from sizes 10-32. You can assignment how many pieces you want to be sent to you at once. You hold on to the piece as long as you please and if you like it, you can buy and keep it. In order sent it back just like Netflix, they send you prepaid packaging to send it back in when/if you're ready to return it. Then when they receive your returned piece, they send out another one to you out of you queue or in this case they call it a 'closet'. Gwynnie Bee offers a free 30-day subscription, so can try it out just to see how you like it. They have a lot of great brands like, Lands' End, DNKY, J. Jill, American Rag and many, many more. I'm excited because it gives me a chance to try a new way of shopping! I have my first piece being sent to me now, if I like it I'll continue the subscription even after my free trial.

Netflix vs. Regular T.V.

I personally prefer Netflix majority of the time, because I feel like they replay too many things on regular t.v.; Plus I get have a little more say about what I watch and when I watch it. It also means weeding out some of things I think are garbage or shows I don't like on regular television. Some of my favorite things on Netflix are genres like Anime, Comedy, Tyler Perry movies, Adventure and I'm a fanatic about cartoons. I also like to watch shows that are imported for other countries such as Britain or New Zealand like 'H2O Just Add Water', 'Tribe' or 'Being Eve'. Another thing I like about Netflix is I don't have to worry about missing out or not getting to watch my movie/show because I can hold on to the dvd as long as I want or pause it when I need to. (Unless my family gets a hold of of the dvd first.) I still tend to watch to t.v. but I usually use it to help me fall asleep or to see what's new on my favorite channels. Then once I find a show I like, I add the whole series to Netflix. No, I don't have to find new shows to watch this way, but if the t.v.'s on and something catches my eye then I see no problem with that. Though overall though I prefer Netflix.

Sep 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day




The Bold and Beauty: Unatural Hair Color

I recently started to take an interest in unatural hair color like purple, orange, blue, red, etc. I know it's not anything new, but watching how hairstylist across the world have incorporated those type of colors into everyday hairstyles is pretty cool! I myself have tried the orange last year for peek-a-boo highlight or streaks at the underneath of my hair and now this year I'm ready to try 2 new colors (don't know which ones yet). I know those kinds of colors use to make people believe that you were one of those people who were 'Out There' or weird so to speak but now they become the norm even for people who are long past being a teenager. Some work places, (depending on where you work) are starting not to mind it either which I think is great because I believe regardless of length, texture, color or style hair doesn't make a person. With that, I'm going to choose a new color and post it when I'm done.

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