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The History of Valentine's Day

Valentine's day is a day of celebrating the one you love.  It falls on February 14th of each year.  More than 62% of Americans celebrate Valentine's day.


I was curious of the origins of this especially romantic day and decided to do a little research.
Valentine's day itself is named for a Christian martyr, Saint Valentinus (meaning worthy, strong or powerful), who was martyred on February 14 and dates all the way back to the 5th Century.  He died around 270 AD.  He is the patron saint of lovers, beekeepers and epilepsy. As well as the plague, travel, fainting, couples and happy marriages. 

The skull of St. Valentus,which is adorned with flowers, can be found on display in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome.  Other bits of his skeleton are on display in Czech Republic, Scotland, Ireland, England and France.

Some believe that Valentine's day was created by a midieval English poet by the name of Geoffrey Chaucer.  (photo credit: Wikipedia)


He wrote in 1375 a work by…

I Tried My First Sheet Mask and Loved It

I want to tell you about a new line of products that is being carried in Walmart.  This is a beauty brand and it is called found™.
found™ beauty products are made with miracle ingredients from around the world. I am not one to quickly jump on the bandwagon when it comes to new products and concepts and to be honest I was a bit leery of the whole sheet mask thing, especially since seeing those horrifying videos of women placing those charcoal masks on their face and screaming in agony as they tried to take it off.  While I found humor in it, I didn't want to subject myself to that type of agony.  I do draw a fine line when it comes to beauty.
This charcoal mask, however, is different.  It isn't that black, pasty substance that you smear all over your face and wait to dry.  As a matter of fact, it isn't even the color of charcoal at all.   It is a sheet mask that comes moistened with areas cut out for your eyes, nose and mouth.  It is so easy to use too.  I simply laid it on…

Sbode Wireless Earphones with Siri Activation

Working out is a part of many of our everyday lives, so having good quality earphones is important if you like to talk on the phone or to listen to your own music or motivational sound tracks while you work out.
Let's face it, life is busy and sometimes we have to multitask to get things done.
Sbode Sport wireless earphones are multi functional earphones that allow you to get your work outs, runs and every day tasks done without a bunch of wires getting in your way.


The Sbode sport earphones come with everything you need to work out wirelessly.  They even have Super Button to Activate Siri on your Iphone!  So, if you have an iPhone, you definitely want to check these out.
First I want to point out that the the earphones come with 3 sets of earbuds in sizes S,M and L.  This allows you to get a good custom fit for best sound quality.


They also come with a charging cable that you use to attach charge the earphones by plugging them into your computer or charging outlet.


There is a convenien…

My Thoughts on the Future of Jobs and Automation

Last week CES2018 hit Las Vegas like a sandstorm and left everyone in awe of the future of technology.  
I was impressed with how much technology has advanced over the past year and how it will impact the future of consumers.  Some products that really caught my attention were the self-driving cars, human-like robots, L'Oreal UV Sense which is a small sensor that you wear on your nail that lets you know when you are being exposed too long to UV rays,  google assistant products, and the concept of smart cities.
All of these are being designed to help make our, and the future generation's lives easier.  But, what will that mean for the future of employment?  Will all of these robots and the fast-paced technology they possess replace the jobs that many of us have today?
I recently read a very interesting article by Andrew Charlton and his thoughts about this topic and I must say, I agree with a lot of what he says.  There have been many new jobs being created because of all of the n…

Send a Secret Wish to Your Special Valentine

Now you can surprise your special Valentine with a token of affection from A Wish For You .


A Wish For You is a special kind of website.  It allows you to create a personalized gift for your special loved one.
Here is how is works.
First choose your special memento.  There are so many beautiful items to choose from with prices that are affordable.  Gifts are available for men and women.  They are little gifts to show that you are thinking of your special someone.


Next choose a beautiful special made card.  The cards are adorned with beautiful art.  They are handcrafted using a technique called Quilling.  In this process colorful strips of paper are tightly rolled and then shaped to form raised colorful images on the card.  The company is women owned and the artisans are Fair Trade Certified.


Lastly, write a special message to your recipient.  The message will be placed inside your card for your recipient to read and enjoy.
Here are some examples of Valentines wishes that are availabl…

Sweet Valentines and a Giveaway from RM Palmer

Valentine's day will be here soon, and RM Palmer has a great assortment of delicious chocolate Valentines for you to give to your special someone.







RM Palmer has a great line up of chocolates for your sweethearts, classmates and more!  
Check out my video to learn all about the new line ups for Valentine's day 2018!

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Cuddle Clones Giveaway

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Hashimotos Disease and Leg Pain

I have suffered with Hashimoto's Disease, or Hypothyroidism most of my adult life and let me tell you, it is no walk in the park.  I am under a doctor's care and visit twice a year for checkups. This year, more than ever, I have been suffering with a lot of leg and calf pain.  It is to the point that I can't sleep at night and I sit with my legs up all day.  I keep telling myself that the weather is probably effecting it, and perhaps it may be a bit, but I did a bit of research today to look for ways to holistically help with the pain.
According to Holistic Thyroid Care, the pain can be caused by calcium and magnesium deficiencies.  It also states that eating leafy green vegetables like spinach and broccoli can help.  Nuts, beans and bananas are also great sources for magnesium.  One important point that I read is that people, like myself, with Hashimoto's disease should never eat raw vegetables.  They should be blanched or steamed before consumption.  The reason is b…

Emergency Preparedness - Keeping Your Family Safe

Severe weather and disasters can happen during any time of the year. Keeping your family safe should always be  the number one priority in any home.
Every family should have an emergency plan in place, especially if you live in hurricane, cyclone and tornado prone areas. Remember, every area has its own risks.  Don't be fooled into thinking that it can't happen to you.
When faced with an emergency situation, it is important to stay in control of the situation.  According to ready.gov, the first thing you should do is ask yourself these questions:
How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
What is my shelter plan?
What is my evacuation route?
What is my family/household communication plan?
Next, you should create a plan. Here are some tips to help keep you prepared.  

Keep emergency numbers in a safe place that you and your family can easily reach.  Having ICE numbers programmed into all of your household phones is important. Also, keep a list of emergency numbers in a s…

Exciting Innovations are Abundant at #CES2018

CES, the global stage for innovation, never ceases to amaze me and this year is no different.  
This year's CES is taking place this week, in Las Vegas.
Popular items that are taking center stage at CES2018 include roll-able TV,  Holograms,  wireless charging pads (thanks to the new iphone), and vehicle technology.

This year's vibe is very futuristic and exciting.  CES.tech  has many great articles featuring the latest floor updates, featured speakers and videos featuring future mobility, self driving cars, wearable technology and more!
Learn about smart cities and all of the innovation and technology that has been and is being created to make your life simpler.  You will be amazed at what is in store for you and your future smart city and home.
You were probably amazed at Intel's 250 drone light show at the Bellagio.   

Be sure to check out their website to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in technology!

Be sure to follow CES on social media and your smart phon…

Super Simple Slow Cooker Short Ribs

These delicious, fall off the bone short ribs are so simple to make. You will find yourself making them often!

You only need 3 simple ingredients
Short ribs (4-8) 1 bottle of BBQ sauce (any brand you like) 1 medium onion (cut into quarters)
Place short ribs into slow cooker (They can be placed in frozen) Place 1/4 piece of onion in each corner Poor entire bottle of BBQ sauce into slow cooker Add 1/2 cup of water
Place lid on slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours OR low for 8 hours.
If desired, you can add mini potatoes directly to the pot. the last hour of cooking time.
The ribs come out tender and delicious and fall right off the bone.
These ribs are great for parties and tailgates.   

Casuals Outfit Ideas for Valentine's Day from 402 & Beyond

Valentine's day is right around the corner and 402 and Beyond has lots of  casual and dressy outfits to help you look adorable for your special date.
Here are some ideas for a perfect casual date night.







402 & Beyond has these and so many other adorable outfits for not only Valentine's day, but every day.  Outfits that take you from work to a night out and more.  Be sure to visit their site to see them all!

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