Okay #Hearties, it's time to gather your beverage, snacks, and lap blanket! When Calls The Heart Season 2 Premiere is April 25th, Saturday 8/7C! Who is excited? I know I am! I love the cast! Some of my all time favorites are on this show! Innocence, playful courting, shyness, and of course sinister characters make this show well rounded. In fear of ruining the premiere and giving away the plot, I can only say…Women of power were unheard of back in the day!
About the series:
The series is inspired by Janette Oke’s bestselling book series about the Canadian West. “When Calls the Heart” tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coalmining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Lori Loughlin plays Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Elizabeth charms most everyone in Coal Valley, except Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) who believes Thatcher’s wealthy father has doomed the lawman’s career by insisting he be assigned in town to protect the shipping magnate’s daughter. Living in a turn of the century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.
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Over the years time and life takes a toll on your skin. As I age more and more I long for my skin to look like it did when I was younger but that's just impossible. There is a product that can help bring back your skins vitality and reduce the look of many of the common ailments that age skin though. Most of you are probably thinking this is a cream or some other gimmick but it isn't! I am talking about the Derma Roller System a 100% natural way to bring back skin vitality simply by rolling away problem areas.
The Derma Roller System is available in .5mm, 1.0mm,1.5mm,2.0mm, and 2.55mm. I recommend starting with the 1.0mm and if you have a really problematic area if the 1.0mm doesn't work you can always go up a size. Derma Roller System is recommended for use on face, body and hair. I used mine on my face. For the face it is very simple to use just see below and for hair and body refer to the Derma Roller System site here.
USING DERMA ROLLER SYSTEM ON THE FACE
Before you begin using the Derma Roller System, wash and dry your hands and the area to be treated with soap and water thoroughly. Clean your treatment table with disinfectant and then prepare the following items:
– Derma Roller System with needle lengths of 0.5mm or 1.0mm (included)
– Peptide Mask (available at your local pharmacy)
– Clean towel
– Half a glass of disinfectant: rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide (only – required once per week/treatment)
How To Apply 1. Roll the Derma Roller gently over the area you wish to treat 4 times vertically, 4 times horizontally, 4 times diagonally to the left and 4 times diagonally to the right (as illustrated below). This is more than enough to stimulate collagen and elastin formation in the skin. Avoid using the Derma Roller on your eyelids or lips. 2. Place one sheet of Peptide Mask on your face and leave the mask on for 10 minutes. 3.Daytime Treatment Only – If you are using the Derma Roller System in the daytime, apply sun protective cream onto the face and neck after removing the Peptide Mask. 4.Treat only once per day, up to 5 times per week when using the Derma Roller System in 0.5mm. Treat only once every 3 to 4 weeks when using the Derma Roller System in 1.0mm.
Care of your Derma Roller
After you have finished using your Derma Roller, rinse the device under hot water. You will need to disinfect your Derma Roller once a week by standing it head first in half a glass of disinfectant (rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide) for approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour (no longer). Then, remove the Derma Roller from the cup and shake off any excess liquid. Place the Derma Roller on its side on a clean towel to dry. When it is completely dry, store the Derma Roller back into the original case provided. Try to keep the case as clean as possible and stored in somewhere safe.
It really doesn't get much easier than the Derma Roller System and I am already seeing results after only 2 weeks use. The Derma Roller System (DRS) can be used by both men and women and has numerous beneficial effects including anti aging, anti wrinkle, cellulite treatment/reduction or removal, hair loss treatment, scar removal, stretch mark removal/treatment and skin smoothing. Get your Derma Roller System today at the Derma Roller System site!
Thoughts of Happiness was provided product by Swiss Colony to facilitate this review. All thoughts & opinions remain 100% my own. I only post what I feel will benefit my readers.
The WildFlower Wreath from Swiss Colony is home decor your Mother will love! The base is made of what appears to be grapevine twigs and the delicate flowers are silky! This is sure to bring a bright smile to anyone's face! It is 18" in diameter and is an affordable gift! ARV $31.95
Shawn came home and was ready to hang this beautiful floral wreath for me. Then I noticed him sniffing it. He got a rather strange look on his face. When I asked what that face was all about, he said, "They don't smell!" I laughed and said, "No honey, silk flowers have never had a smell to my knowledge!" Oh the fun I had teasing him about that! If I can fool him into thinking these flowers are real, you know just how nice this wreath looks in person.
Shawn decided to surprise me and place the pictures we hadn't hung up yet with the wreath. Not complaining at all…
I really do appreciate the effort he put into placing the photos and wreath. I promise to not take them down! It was his gift to me!
Swiss Colony has so many great items to purchase for many occasions including Mother's Day! Did you know they offer a buy now pay later option? Special occasions don't always land during a time we can afford those special gifts. They make it possible for you to make your loved ones smile between paychecks! Love it!
To enter the giveaway:
You must be a current US resident and at least 18 years of age. Odds of winning depends on number of entries received during the contest. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be verified for eligiblity.
Thoughts of Happiness was compensated with a gift card for this post via PetSmart. However, all opinions are 100% my own. I only post what benefits my readers.
When PetSmart asked Milton and I to take part in the Partners in PetParenthood Campaign, it was a no brainer that we would participate! Partners in PetParenthood is Parents of Pets and how our pets are so much like our children. We play, laugh, cry, worry, and care for them. Some pet parents are new and concerned, some are very eccentric with their pets. Each has their own style in pethood! As long as they give them unconditional love, more power to them!
I thought long and hard about what to tell the world about Milton the Magnificent. Then I decided to speak from the heart to him. Even though he doesn't understand or read, you will understand my devotion to this sweet little guy! Many of you will relate, I'm sure of that!
To Milton With Unconditional Love,
We decided to search for the perfect puppy to become our pet. He or she had to be non-shedding and small. We looked at many breeds and found yours would be the best for us all the way around. We had no idea what we were in for! You surpassed our expectations in every way! You quickly changed from "the pet" to our baby boy! From the first time we saw you, we knew you would be the one for us! We hoped you would feel the same too! Your name was Gus and you were described as having a personality like none other! They were not fibbing about that!
The first thing we did was take you home and give you a bath and change your name to Milton. No stinky puppy allowed! Then we set up an appointment for the local Veterinarian to give you a physical. He was really impressed with your amazing personality. Who wouldn't be? Next was your first appointment with the local groomer…yes that one! Sorry!
When we dropped you off at the first grooming appointment, you were this adorable 9 week old puppy with a black & tan coat and a touch of white. When we returned to pick you up, we were confused as to why she was giving us this cute "toddler" with an all grey/white coat and a hint of black & fawn!!! Where was our baby Milton? When we said your name, you lit right up and we knew it was you!
As you have grown, you have taken over our hearts and lives. We aren't complaining at all! We have laughed at the places you have fallen asleep, the looks you give us, and the way you tear through the house after a bath. This quiet home has been filled with whimpers, barks, growls, and laughter! We wouldn't want it any other way!
You have tolerated our need to be worried Pet Parents due to your seizures. It breaks our hearts to watch you go through them. You always run to "Mommy" when they start and look for comfort. Since you have been on medication, they are not as intense! We are happy for that. However, the seizures that make you hike your leg and pee on me is different. "Daddy" laughs at me about it once we get you back to normal.
I must say, you are a patient puppy! I have put you in many outfits. Halloween seems to be the time of year that you favor Daddy and hide from me. Darn it, you just look so stinkin' cute in them! I can't help it! Look at you posing and I appreciate your tolerance!
We love how you have a mission to kill the sqeaker in every toy that is bought for you! We laugh a bit that you are fearless when someone knocks on the door until we open it and you treat the stranger like they are there for you. Licking them and barking for attention. Yet you get a new toy and it takes you at least an hour to not be afraid of it! You are such a tough guy! Your love for the game "Getcha" aka catch me if you can is so much fun and a welcome distraction to every day life! One thing is for sure, when we seem to have ignored you beyond the acceptable limit.- you let us know! If we don't respond, you must think we have forgotten how to play! In this video, you remind us very well!
I have to laugh when it is time to get your harness on and go outside! You get so excited and bounce all over the place! Daddy laughs about it unless he is in a hurry! Then he just gets frustrated because he can't catch you! You are a quick little guy!
In closing, we make this pledge to you:
We pledge to always love you, care for you, seek medical attention at any hour for you, and take time to play with you! We also pledge to keep taking you shopping for new toys & get your grooming needs met. PetSmart has made it easy for us to take care of you! Your supplies, groomer, and Vet are all under the same roof! We understand you can't control when a seizure will hit and know how important it is to have the ability to seek the care they offer 7 days a week!
By the way, thank you for giving me kisses just now. That was sweet of you to get out of bed and check on me! Back to bed little guy! I will need you to keep me company in the office tomorrow! We love you and #PetParenthood!
Mommy & Daddy
As many of you can see, our journey with Milton has been filled with ups and downs. Most of them we wouldn't trade for the world. I do wish we could find a cure for him and relieve his suffering. Until then, we will stay by his side through it all, never leave him home alone, and will always keep his best interest at the top of the list. We picked him and he accepted us. He gives us unconditional love!
Milton wants to celebrate the excitement of #PetParenthood by giving away a $25 Bark Card (gift card)! PetSmart gets a two paws up vote in our house! In order to be eligible, we require entrants to be at least 18 years of age and a current US resident. This contest is void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received during the contest period. Winning entry will be verified.
One – 11 piece individually wrapped marbled seahorse Signature Hazelnut Truffle, the original recipe of founders Guy & Liliane, is made by slow roasting and caramelizing fresh Mediterranean hazelnuts in small-batch copper kettles and then finely crushing and blending them with luxuriously rich & creamy Belgian milk chocolate. ARV $5.99
One — 8 piece marbled seahorse Signature Hazelnut Truffle ARV $5.49
One — 8 piece seahorse Milk Chocolate Truffle, is Belgian chocolate expertise at its best with the finest Belgian milk chocolate creating a velvety smooth truffle center. ARV $5.49
One – 8 piece milk chocolate seahorse Soft Caramel Truffle, made in-house according to old tradition using open kettles that slowly let the ingredients blend to perfection. ARV $5.49
Now that is one SWEET Mother's Day Prize Pack!
These decadent morsels will melt in your mouth! They are meant to be savored slowly, enjoying each bite with a sigh of contentment. Just think how much your Mother will enjoy a gift just for her! She may have everything, except Guylian! Those won't last long once she gets that moment alone to put her feet up and indulge in the sweet Belgian chocolate!
I enjoyed trying each flavor out until the accident. Shawn picked up the boxes not realizing I had them opened up. I had taken one photo and got called away, so I placed them safely in the fridge. When he picked them up, all of the chocolate seahorses went "swimming" across the inside of my refrigerator! He quickly tried to cover his tracks buy placing them in any spot he could fit them in each box.
Normally this would not be an issue. However, I love the Caramel Truffles and he loves the Hazelnut Truffles. When I went to get the caramel, it was hazelnut. He didn't tell me what had happened and started eating them! We ended up with a lot of headless seahorses! He ate all of the caramel ones trying to find the hazelnut! Good thing my second favorite was the Milk Chocolate Truffles! So, don't pay attention to my Easter picture!
To be eligible to enter this contest:
You must be at least 18 years of age. Be a current US resident. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be verified!
Each year, I try to think of something to get for my Mother. She really does seem to have everything. How about piece of mind & safety? I think all of us face that concern for our Mothers and ourselves.
Each day somewhere in the U.S. there is a burglary approximately every 15.4 seconds according to the FBI! That is a staggering number! Scary to think any one of us could be the next victim. Even worse, we could be home during the invasion! Is your home really as secure as you think? Is your Mother's home as secure as you would like for it to be?
You can read great #SeniorSafety Tips from Master Lock by clicking here!
This security bar works best in sliding glass or patio doors. However, it is functional for a regular door as well. Shawn wasn't happy that I ran off to make a cup of coffee while he was attempting to enter our home. I just wanted to see how long he would try out the security bar! Wasn't long and he realized that knocking and yelling for me was the only way he was getting in! It works great!
I suggest that you take this to the bathroom with you for a bit of real privacy! All the Mommies out there know just what I mean too! Fair warning, when your children are raised and out of the house, the husband and dog are going to start invading your bathroom time! It just never ends!
Thoughts of Happiness was provided a sample of Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap in exchange for a product review via The Dial Brand. The opinions expressed below are 100% my own.
I start my day with a cup of coffee and then a long shower while I enjoy Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash. It is a great way to start my day! Positive thoughts, energized, and clean moisturized skin! Imagine my surprise when Dial completed my day with the Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap infused with Marula Oil! Now I can enjoy the very pleasant scent and moisture therapy on my hands during the day while washing away dirt and germs! Success in two bottles! I can stay clean all day and know my skin is being pampered!
As with the body wash, this NEW hand soap is gentle and great for a family soap! This conditioning soap has refreshing moisturize to protect your skin throughout the day. I wash my hands a lot! This deep cleansing hand soap is a welcome asset to my routine!
One thing I would like to see is a refill bottle for sale on the store shelves! Saving money and keeping clean all day long would be great!
Speaking of saving money and keeping clean, Dial & Thoughts of Happiness has partnered to offer you a FREE PRODUCT COUPON to get a Dial Hand Soap! ARV $4.00
You must be at least 18 years of age and a current US resident to enter this contest. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning depends on numbeer of eligible entries. Winning entry will be verified.
Easy to install IntelliGLASS comes in a small package with all of the items needed to install the protective cover for the iPhone 5s!
You get the following:
Dust Remover Film
The process took a total of 4 minutes to place on my iPhone 5s! It was so quick and easy! The IntelliGLASS doesn't cause issues with the touch screen function. I am impressed with the quality and clarity!
Now I have protection and no worries of a scratched screen! IntelliGLASS is ultra clear, exceptionally strong, has a slim fit, and easy to install. Two thumbs up! I can use my finger or stylus to control my screen! Thank you IntelliGLASS for an amazing and smarter screen protector!
Real glass screen protector. The best iPhone 5/5c/5s screen protector to guard against scratches and drops. Ultra HD clear with maximum touchscreen accuracy. Lifetime Warranty.
Time to go surf the web on my iPhone 5s! Thanks for stopping in! Be sure to view the video and see how quick and easy installation really is!
Thoughts of Happiness received this item to review free of charge from L&Z, Inc. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Only items/articles I deem beneficial for my readers will be posted to this site.
The Stainless Steel Bread Box brings nostalgia to your counter top!
Both of my Grandmothers had a bread box in their kitchen. It was this must have item back then. One of them had a fancy wooden one with a door and the other had a stainless steel one with a roll top lid similar to the one I am writing about today. Exciting would be and understatement when saying what it felt like to open the bread box and see what they had in there! It was a pot luck spot in the house! Of course it could be plain white bread and we had to eat some because it was in there! Funny how children will eat right before going to their Grandparents and then are starving like they haven't had food in a month once they enter the front door of Grandma & Grandpa's house!
As you can see, the Francois et Mimi Stainless Steel Bread Box holds a full pack of King's Hawaiian Rolls with plenty of room for even more goodies! The stainless steel bread box goes well with any decor. My kitchen is black/white/stainless steel/red for the color scheme! The roll top works uniformly! Easy to roll open and closed. The frosted glass gives that old time look!
Now to keep everyone's fingers off of the goodies inside! We all know that will be impossible!
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Spring has sprung! Allergies are weakening us! Colds are lurking! Okay, that sounded a bit like the beginning of a scary movie! The hero of this situation is Cold-EEZE!
Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Lozenges is an all-natural cold remedy that, when taken at the first sign of a cold or anytime thereafter, is clinically proven to shorten the duration by almost half. I for one have had Spring colds that were like the never ending marathon. Seems they always come back in the summer too!
Available in a whole slew of options — including lozenges, an oral spray, daytime/nighttime QuickMelts and more — Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy is proud to introduce the newest product to its lineup: the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu QuickMelts. Its effective unique combination of zinc gluconate along with elderberry, boneset, peppermint, myrrah and licorice all help to relieve cold and flu symptoms like coughing, chest congestion and that dreaded sore throat.
With Spring Break and taking trips, who wants to have that annoying cough and all that comes with a cold? Not me! Cold-EEZE wants to offer a prize pack ARV $53 to one of our lucky readers to help you feel your best while having all of the fun you waited all Winter to enjoy! Everything in the photo above will be in the prize pack!
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