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Spring into Summer Gift Guide
Here in the frozen tundra AKA Missouri, I’m counting down the days until the first day of Spring. While that day is always bittersweet, the older I get the more I look forward to the longer days and more time outside! While I know many of us still have lots of Winter to deal with, remember that Springtime will be here before you know it.
This is why this year we are fighting off Winter and getting ready to Spring into Summer. (See what I did there…Springing into Spring which just as quickly Spring into Summer.) I know, I know, I won’t quit my day job just yet, but we are ready for all the Spring and Summer fun that is coming our way!
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The Travel Photography Book: Step-by-step techniques to capture breathtaking travel photos like the pros by Scott Kelby
Some people would argue that I know enough about Photography to be considered an expert. I however believe that one can never learn too much about anything. I’m pretty much a lifelong learner in all of the things. But when I received The Travel Photography Book by Scott Kelby in the mail I was super excited.
In his book The iPhone Photography Book, I learned several new things, and am working on re-reading it again, because I know I’ve never implemented all of the tricks. My favorite has to be learning I could shoot in RAW format allowing me to shoot like I was shooting on my DSLR without having to pack another thing.
If you’ve ever dreamed of making such incredible travel photos that when your friends and family see them they say, “Wait a minute, this is your photo!? You took this?” then you’re holding the right book. It talks about everything from Researching your trip, to basic and advanced photography tips, and tricks and ends with editing tips. I can’t wait to read the entire book because I know I will learn a few things to make my photos pop even more.
Pick up your copy of The Travel Photography Book today!
The Everything Macro Diet Meal Prep Cookbook
Looking to shed a few pounds or even start eating healthier? Me also. I’ve recently been diagnosed with some food allergies, and it is making me really check out those labels on food packaging. So I’ve leaned heavily on food prepping and planning meals in advance, but if it’s not ready I will grab something I shouldn’t eat every single time. The Everything Macro Diet Meal Prep Cookbook should be added to everyone’s collection.
While I can’t eat a lot of the recipes, due to allergies, it gives me yummy-looking recipes that I CAN eat, if I modify them. The Zoodle Pasta salad is an example of that, so I have to leave out the red onion, cheddar cheese and change up the dressing. But OMG! It is quickly becoming one of my favorites! I really appreciated the two-week menu in the back of the book as well, but I won’t be able to eat all of those recipes.
The first chapter teaches you everything you need to know about The Macro Diet. Then there are breakfast recipes, Salads, and bowls you can use for lunch. Then into Soups, Stews, and Chilli, followed by Poultry Main meals, Beef and Pork main meals, Seafood and Vegetarian/Vegan Main meals. Plus side dishes, snacks, appetizers, Sweets & Treats even. The recipes are fresh and delicious- no sad desk lunches here!
The macro diet can be a powerful tool for those looking to make healthier choices. With nutrition and meal prepping guidance from author Lindsay Boyers, CHNC, this book makes it insanely easy to track your macros and improve your health. The Everything Macro Diet Meal Prep Cookbook should be added to everyone’s collection.
Get ready for a road trip with these great brands!
Perksik’s Pure Sky
The older I get the more Eco-friendly I am becoming as well and while I do have some must-have not green products, that list is certainly shrinking.
One of my favorites currently is Perksik’s Pure Sky Green Car Cleaning Essentials. Pure Sky is a towel 4 set that includes an interior microfiber cleaning cloth, body non-scratch towel, and a windows streak-free towel. Are you counting?? Me too..The fourth piece is simply water and we all have that at our disposal 99% of the time.
The Pure-Sky Car Cleaning Kit is made of patented state-of-the-art composite Ultra microfibers, consisting of multifilament yarns that are made of more than 1,000 strands per yarn.
This Environmentally friendly option keeps you chemical-free and helps you save money too! Plus it reduces your need for disposable cleaning sponges, cleaning chemicals, and paper towels. It’s a green clean and removes over 99% of bacteria in your vehicle! Use The Pure Sky coupon Code: Puresky18% to save on this great product!
Spring into the New Season with PeachSkinSheets
I’ve had PeachSkinSheets before for our bed and they are AMAZING!! While this set is going to be for the guest bed or daughter’s family uses while here, I know they will sleep like babies when they are here for a visit. These are literally the best sheets on the market and with their wide variety of colors, everyone will find their perfect match!
PeachSkinSheets in Red: With thousands of 5 Star ratings, PeachSkin Sheets are the best sheets ever because they are made of a high-performance 21st-Century SMART fabric that helps warm sleepers stay cool and cool sleepers stay cozy. Even better? They also help with night sweats by keeping skin drier and wicking away moisture, instead of absorbing it like cotton will. The breathable advanced poly fibers act like workout clothes to keep the moisture off of your skin so you stay comfortable all night long. All PeachSkinSheets are hypoallergenic and antimicrobial, which keeps pollen and dust from attaching to the fabric.
Bake Me A Wish
It’s never to early to start thinking about Easter which is April 4th this year. While I’m enjoying the “break” in holidays, that doesn’t mean, I’m not busy planning ahead for that holiday. Since our daughter and her family live out of state we often times have to get creative when it comes to gift giving. That’s why I LOVE Bake ME A Wish! They ship delectable sweets that can be sent overnight with a personalized greeting card which makes our loved ones feel even more loved.
Their delicious Easter lineup includes:
- Deluxe Easter Basket
- Mini Easter Basket
- Easter Cookies
- Or their cake collection is also wonderful if you prefer!
Overnight delivery is guaranteed for those last-minute gifts.
The older I get the more I realize just how badly I’ve treated my body over the years. But that is a thing of the past thanks to my friends at ErgoFoam. Working from home is hard on a normal day, and we as a society spend countless hours at our desk and then on the couch or our favorite recliner. The under the desk foot rest, gives us all the foundation for any proper seated position. Properly placed, a footrest can offset a seated load, relieve leg pain, reduce back fatigue, and promote better circulation. I LOVE it because they have a Tall Versions for shorter people like myself who aren’t always able to reach the ground.
Chris Lam is the Founder of ErgoFoam, the market-leading foot rest named ‘Best Under-Desk Foot Rest of 2020’ by Wirecutter. Available in varied sizes, ErgoFoam enforces proper seated position from the ground up. Flipped over, the rest becomes a rocker, and a Netflix show becomes the perfect time to infuse some active movement into another evening spent at home.
We are spending more and more time outside enjoying the fresh air and goign to the mountains with our daughters family. But having a hot meal in the mountains isn’t always easy, but the next trip to the mountains I will put our new nomadiQ to the test! This sleek, sexy, BBQ Grill is lightweight (under 12 pounds) and easy to set up to use! It is the ultimate portable lightweight gas grill that allows you to charbroil everything you can think of. Plus the protection pouch fits perfectly to keep your grill clean when not in use. It even ignites with just a click of a button. Making it one of the best portable grills on the market. Shop nomadiQ Grills today!
Essential Oil Diffuser
While we are talking relaxation may I suggest the Victsing Essential Oil Diffuser! The Wood Grain is stunning and looks perfect no matter what room you use it in. Mine is currently in the office/craft space as that is where I tend to spend most of my downtime as well as work time. While working I tend to use a combination of Orange and Peppermint with a drop of “Sweet Spring”. Which helps me stay focused. Then of an evening when I’m busy crafting or sewing I tend to use lavender and Lemon Myrtle to help me relax.
The Victsing Wood Grain Diffuser set comes with Lavender, tea tree, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemongrass, as well as sweet orange. The essential oils go perfectly with the diffuser and while it’s not a sound proof diffuser, the water is relaxing in it’s own way.
The diffuser itself is nice and puts out a good stream of vapor. I love that I can turn it on for one hour, three hours, or even 6 hours. The light patterns are kind of fun to watch at nighttime but during the day I tend to not even notice the sounds or the lights.
I will say that the Essential Oils that come with the kit aren’t as high quality as the one’s I have currently on hand. But for a beginner I think this is the perfect kit, or for someone like me who has the oils, but not found the perfect diffuser, the Victsing Wood Grain Diffuser Set fits the bill perfectly.