Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Inspirational New Year Quotes in Photo Images


Writing, reading, and saying quotes are an excellent way to bring some positive thoughts for the New Year. Each quote has a specific theme such as love and joy. These New Year quotes are free and for your personal use. Below are links for more New Year's quotes from other websites. Have a great New Year!





New Year Quotes: 

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/g4069/new-years-quotes/

21 New Year Quotes and Captions for a Fresh Start to 2021:

https://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/new-year-quotes

New Year Quotes:

https://www.countryliving.com/life/g4974/new-year-quotes/






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Monday, December 28, 2020

Making Positive Affirmations for a New Year


As every year ends and a new year begins, it is hard to eliminate feelings of sadness, remorse, and other negative emotion. However, making positive affirmations for the new year will make you feel less remorseful and look at the bright side. Positive affirmations in the new year can make you feel hopeful for a better future and set aside the old year that has ended. Nonetheless, it can be a short list or a long list of affirmations. However, you can write one positive affirmation every day of the new year and read all your positive affirmations at the end of the year. Here is a list of positive affirmations to begin the New Year.

1. I continue motivated to complete everything that I begin.

2. I am confident I will find the job where I will excel.

3. I believe in myself and trust my intuition.

4. I am strong, healthy, and will feel joy.

5. I am open to receive peace, respect, and genuine love from others.

6. I feel successful in whatever I do.

7. I will keep my home clean and uncluttered with unnecessary items.

8. I eliminate the sadness that holds me back from feeling loved.

9. I eliminate negative thoughts that disturb my sleep and peace.

10. It is a New Year filled with possibilities, hope, and with good surprises.

Below are links for more resources about positive affirmations and for making your own affirmations for the New Year. May you have a safe and Happy New Year in advance! 

7 Positive Affirmations for the New Year:

https://www.thirteenthoughts.com/7-positive-affirmations-for-the-new-year/

Affirmations for the New Year:

https://www.successconsciousness.com/blog/affirmations/affirmations-for-the-new-year/

Affirmations for the New Year and Beyond Prosperity Ideas:

https://karenscareercoaching.com/2020/01/affirmations-for-the-new-year-and-beyond-prosperity-ideas/




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Sunday, December 27, 2020

DIY Single Pearl Chain Necklace and Bracelet


A pearl necklace can make any wardrobe outfit look professional for work and elegant outside of work. This pearl necklace tutorial is quick to make for yourself or for someone who likes pearls. Additionally, there is a tutorial for making a pearl bracelet to match a single pearl necklace. This tutorial requires some wire wrapping skills. Here is the tutorial for making this single pearl necklace and bracelet. 

Materials:
2 Head and Eye Jewelry Pin
Jewelry Pliers
Broken Chains
Jump Rings 
Pearls
A ready-made link bracelet or smaller Broken Chains
Lobster Clasps

Begin by wrapping a pearl with one head and an eye pin. Insert one pearl through the pin and wrap the pearl on both sides. Make sure the pearl stays in the center of the pin. Set the wrapped pearl aside. After that insert one jump ring to one broken chain with a lobster clasp. 

Then insert one jump ring at the end of the chain with the wrapped pearl with jewelry pliers. Insert the second broken chain with one jump ring for the lobster clasp. On the other end of the chain, insert one jump ring to the other side of the wrapped pearl. Now, the single pearl necklace is ready to be worn. Using the same technique, you can make a matching pearl bracelet. 

Make sure the broken chains have links to insert the jump rings. Also, make sure the jump rings go through the links before making the necklace or bracelet. Wire wrapping takes practice. Wire wrapping is an ancient jewelry skill that gives jewelry a unique fashion statement. Here are resources for wire wrapping, making pearl necklaces, and other tips for making jewelry. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Yogurt Face Masks for Winter Dry Skin


One way to prevent winter dry skin is by making yogurt face masks. Yogurt adds moisture and protects your skin from harsh elements. Additionally, yogurt lightens the skin if you have dark spots on the skin caused by Acne or Melasma. It makes your skin feel smooth and exfoliates your skin without using face scrubs. Due to its lactic acid, your skin will look younger by removing the beginning of wrinkles or fine lines.

Yogurt face masks are easy to make at home by having honey, eggs, or any other food ingredient that you want to use on your homemade face mask. Honey is generally used to give moisture to your skin and for its antibacterial properties. Eggs in face masks make your skin feel tight and it will clarify the skin. There are many variations to making your yogurt face mask for specific purposes such as lightening age spots, removing acne scars, or to give it extra moisture during the winter season. The following yogurt face mask is for dry flaky and sensitive skin.

Ingredients:

½ cup of plain yogurt or Greek Yogurt

1 tablespoon of Clover Honey

1 tablespoon of olive oil

In one small container, put a few spoons of yogurt. Put one tablespoon of clover honey and one tablespoon of olive oil. Mix all the ingredients. Apply the yogurt mask to your face using a circular motion and avoid getting the mix near your eyes. Leave it on for about ten or fifteen minutes. Remove the yogurt face mask with a soft towel or with an unscented baby wipe. Rinse your face with warm water. Then, with cool water. After that, you can apply your sunscreen if you are going out. If you are not going out, then you can apply cold cream or your favorite night face cream. Here are more resources about making your yogurt face masks. 

Greek Yogurt Face Mask:

https://helloglow.co/greek-yogurt-face-mask/#:~:text=To%20make%20your%20yogurt%20face,evenly%20over%20your%20entire%20face.

Yogurt Face Mask: Purported Benefits, DIY Recipes, and More:

https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/yogurt-face-mask

DIY Yogurt Face Mask:

https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/diy-yogurt-face-mask/

5 Skin Rejuvenating Treatments Using Yogurt:

https://www.organicauthority.com/energetic-health/5-skin-rejuvenating-treatments-using-yogurt




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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Winter Poetry of Poinsettias in Photo Images

 

Poinsettias are beautiful flowers in the winter season that bring inspiration to writers and poets. Additionally, poinsettias make a quick Christmas decoration for a dining room table. However, poinsettias should not be near pets. Today, I have written two poems about poinsettias in photo images. Have a safe Christmas and a winter season. 






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Saturday, December 19, 2020

DIY Handmade Denim Tote Bag

 

A fun way to recycle your favorite pair of blue jeans is by making a tote bag. There are so many ways to make your denim tote bag such as adding pockets, buttons, or sequins. But, if you want a small basic tote bag, then you will like today’s sewing tutorial. This simple tote bag is embellished with sheer ribbon and with a removable denim strap. Here are the instructions for making this denim tote bag.  


Materials:

1 Old Pair of Denim

Thread

Needles

Scissors

5/8 in X 18 ft Sheer Ribbon Ruban Transparent

An old tote bag (for measurement purposes)

Swivel Claw Clasps or Metal Lobster Clasps

First, cut an old pair of denim jeans. For this small tote bag, I only used one side of the denim pants which was the bottom portion of one pant leg. Second, use an old tote bag to trace or to estimate the size of fabric that you will need for your denim tote bag. After you have the measurements that you want for your tote bag, use a pair of scissors to cut the fabric in a rectangle shape. Sew every side of the fabric and leave the top part of the fabric open.


Third, sew sheer ribbon on the horizontal side of the bag. Sew the ribbon on both sides of the bag. Fourth, use leftover fabric to make the handbag handcuff. This will make it easier to put the swivel claw clasps and the strap onto the bag. Using leftover strips of fabric, sew the edges of the fabric and make it into a long rectangular shape. Once that is done, sew the small piece of fabric on the corners of the tote bag. 




After that you can begin making the denim strap for the tote bag. Using several pieces of denim fabric, sew the edges of the fabric into long rectangular strips. Connect each rectangular strip together. Using an old purse strap can help you find the right length for your tote bag. After the denim strap is put together with the swivel claw clasps, sew sheer ribbon on the sides of the strap or on the areas that you want to cover with ribbon. Last, insert the denim strap on the corners of the handbag handcuff to create the tote bag. This sewing project can take several hours or two days if you are sewing this by hand. Here are more resources about making your own denim tote bag. 


DIY Denim Bags from Old Jeans:

https://sewguide.com/diy-denim-jeans-bag/


Earth Day Reusable Tote Bag:

http://blog.brothersews.com/sewing/earth-day-reusable-tote-bag/

Recycled Bags-Denim Tote Bag Pattern:

https://vickymyerscreations.co.uk/recycled-bags/denim-tote-bag-pattern/




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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Tipson Moringa & Green Tea Review



Moringa in tea is beneficial for controlling blood sugar levels. Moringa tea is made out of the leaves from the Moringa tree. It contains vitamin A, Iron, Calcium, and polyphenols which helps fight chronic inflammation in the body. Polyphenols are found in green and in black tea which are natural plant compounds that are beneficial for feeling healthy. When Moringa is combined with green tea, you will give your body antioxidants, vitamins, polyphenols.

This tea is beneficial for your immune system. Thanks to Pinchme, I got a chance to taste a free sample of Tipson Moringa and Green Tea. This organic and herbal infusion tea had a pleasant scent. It had a terrific flavor. You can purchase this tea online or at your nearest Walmart. Below is a link to the Tipson Organic and Herbal Infusions tea website. Additionally, there are resources about the health benefits of Moringa and Green Tea. 

Tipson Tea: 

https://tipsontea.com/

Green Tea Health Benefits:

https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/health-benefits-of-green-tea#1

Moringa Tea Health Benefits:

https://www.webmd.com/diet/moringa-tea-health-benefits#1

What are Polyphenols:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/polyphenols



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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Write a Friend Month & Handmade Painted Card


December is the month to write to all of your friends. It is the perfect month to make handmade cards. Therefore, I have created a handpainted card tutorial for Write a Friend Month. This simple Christmas card will take approximately fifteen or twenty minutes to make it. Yet, you and your children will have fun making these handpainted cards.


Materials:

Acrylic Paint

White Nail Polish or any other Color (Optional)

Paintbrushes

Old Paper

Xerox Paper

4 X 6 Photo Paper

Glue stick

Scissors

Stencil (Optional)

Begin by gluing Xerox Paper on both sides of the photo paper. Trim the edges with a pair of scissors. Next, fold the paper in half. Draw a Christmas stocking onto the card with the help of a stencil or by hand. After that paint the Christmas stocking. 

Leave a blank area to write the words, " Made By" and your name. Continue painting stripes or any other design for the Christmas stocking. Wait for the paint to dry. Last, paint dots with white acrylic paint or nail polish. Wait for the paint to dry so you can write inside the card. Here are more resources about Write to a Friend Month.

How to Celebrate Write to a Friend Month in December:

https://www.weekendnotes.com/write-to-a-friend-month-december/

11 Ways to Celebrate Write to a Friend Month:

https://writeshop.com/write-to-a-friend-month/

How to Write a Letter to a Friend-The Pen Company Blog:

https://www.thepencompany.com/blog/letter-writing/how-to-write-a-letter-to-a-friend/



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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Free Snowflake Coloring Pages


Today, I have created three coloring pages of snowflakes. Each coloring page has one big snowflake in the center of the page with a small detailed design. These snowflake coloring pages are free and for your personal use. Have fun coloring these snowflakes and a safe winter season. Enjoy!
















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Monday, December 14, 2020

National Stress-Free Family Holidays Month (December)


The holidays can be a stressful month for the family. Yet, there are ways to manage your stress as a family. The first recommendation is to exercise together. You can do this by doing yoga at home. Also, you can create your own dance moves at home.

This will only take one hour, and you will all feel relaxed after exercising. The second recommendation is to do the chores together such as washing clothes, gardening, or cleaning your home. The third recommendation is to have a schedule of what you are going to do during the day as a family and a sleep schedule. This will create less family chaos so everyone can enjoy family time together. Playing card games, board games, and other games that do not require electricity will help you take a break from electronics. 

Last, you can read to each other. Have everyone take turns reading to each other while drinking hot cocoa. The main factor is to reduce your stress while having family time during the holidays. You can also read a book and make a short video or recording to send to family members that are long distant. In this way, your long distant family will feel closer when they hear your voice on the cellphone. Here are more resources about having a stress-free holiday month. 

December is National Stress-Free Family Holidays Month:

https://www.kbhmaine.org/Stress-Free-Holidays

How to Have a Stress-Free Family Holidays Month:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-have-a-stress-free-family-holiday_b_57ffc8b1e4b0f42ad3d25d36

Survival Guide for a Stress-Free Holiday Season:

https://echomag.com/survival-guide-for-a-stress-free-holiday-season/




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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Green Onion and Vegetable Soup


Adding a small number of green onions to your soups will provide vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin A for the skeletal system. These vitamins are also beneficial for the ocular system. More importantly, consuming green onions help with the digestive system. The best part is that it has fewer calories and it is beneficial for the cardiovascular system. Nonetheless, cooking with green onions will add flavor and an aromatic scent to your vegetable’s soups. 

Vegetable soups are helpful for your immune system and overall health. This green onion soup with vegetables is light and tastes delicious. This soup can be accompanied by a sandwich too.  This soup can be prepared for a light lunch or a light dinner. Here is the recipe for making this green onion soup with vegetables. 

Ingredients: 

3 Carrots

2 Cans of Chicken Broth or Vegetables Broth

1 Can of Button Mushrooms

1 Green Onion Bunch

1 Cilantro Bunch

1 Yucca Root

1 Potato

1 Goya Powdered Chicken Flavor Bouillon

1 Spinach Bunch

Preparation:

First, wash and rinse the carrots and yucca root. Peel the carrots and chop the carrots into small slices. Peel one yucca root and slice the yucca. In one big pot, add all the vegetables with chicken broth. Add water if it is too salty or you are serving it to more than two people. The chicken broth can be substituted for vegetable broth. Last, wash and slice the green onions. Add the powdered chicken bouillon and stir it.

Cooking Time:

Cook the vegetables for approximately one hour or until all the vegetables are soft. Add the green onions and cilantro inside the pot with vegetables.  Then, let the green onions and cilantro cook with the vegetables for a few minutes. This soup serves approximately two or four people. Some of the vegetables can be substituted especially if someone has a food allergy to mushrooms. Here are more resources about green onions. 

Green Onion Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits:

https://www.verywellfit.com/green-onions-and-scallions-calories-and-carbs-2241792

Are Green Onions Healthy:

https://www.livestrong.com/article/354600-are-green-onions-healthy/

Health Benefits of Spring Onions:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/diet/Health-benefits-of-spring-onions/articleshow/10552856.cms

Benefits of Green Onions:

https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-green-onions-7762.html



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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Handpainted Tin Can Tutorial


Do you like to collect vintage tin cans? If you do, you will love this quick and simple painting project. The best part is that you can reuse the tin can after painting it for storing small items. I used an empty Nivea Creme tin can for this painting project. However, you can use any size tin can to repurpose it.

Materials:

Different colors of Acrylic Paint

Different colors of Nail Polish

1 tin can 

Different sizes of paintbrushes

Old Paper 

Clear Top Coat of Paint

Place the old paper on the table before painting the tin can. Next, wash off the hand cream residue from the tin can. Dry the tin can with a soft towel or rag. After that dip, one paintbrush into one coat of paint and paint the front cover of the tin can. Wait for the paint to dry. 

Also, paint the backside of the tin can using the same color paint. Wait for the paint to dry. After that dip a second paintbrush with a different color of paint and paint a flower. Wait for the paint to dry. Continue painting lines to create the flower. 


Fill in the flower with a different color of nail polish. Wait for the nail polish to dry. Paint a flower stem with green paint and another nail polish color. Wait for the paint to dry. Last, paint a clear topcoat to protect the painted area of the tin can. After everything is dry, you can store small items such as earrings, safety pins, or other items. Have fun painting your tin cans. 



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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Winter Positive Affirmations


The winter season may seem dark, gloomy, and unknown. Yet, the month of December teaches you to slow down. It is also meant to take care of yourself and others. It might be difficult to feel cheerful during this cold winter month. Nonetheless, writing, saying, or reading positive affirmations can help you to remain calm and to feel less anxious during these winter months. Here is a shortlist of my winter affirmations:

1. I allow myself to take a break and to rest.

2. I choose to say no to what can hurt me.

3. I choose to say yes to what my heart and mind feel together.

4. I feel glee with every positive and energetic thought.

5. I know when to stop and to slow down during these busy winter days.

6. I surround myself with beauty, laughter, and hope during these winter days.

7. I love my body and take care of it by eating healthier foods.

8. I am unique as the rarest snowflakes that fall in the winter season.

9. I look beyond appearances and see the true beauty in every person that I come across.

10. I take a chance in every possibility that will bring joy and serenity.

Each day you can write, say, or read one positive affirmation or make your affirmation during these winter days. Here are resources about winter affirmations.

Winter Affirmations for Emotional Healing:

https://healingbrave.com/blogs/all/winter-affirmations-for-emotional-healing

15 Mood-Boosting Affirmations to Nix the Winter Blues:

https://www.girlslife.com/life/all-about-you/34258/never-forget-your-greatness-with-these-quotes

Positive and Beautiful Affirmations-Vibrant:

https://www.vibrantbalancedhealth.com/freebies/affirmations



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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Free Crocus Flowers Coloring Pages


Crocus flowers symbolize happiness and hope. It is also one of the flowers that bloom after Winter. There are many variations of Crocus flowers ranging from yellow, lilac, and white. Today, I have created three coloring pages of Crocus flowers. These coloring pages are free and for your personal use. Below the coloring pages are links to plant Crocus flowers and its symbolism. Enjoy! 












Growing Crocuses: Planting & Caring for Crocus Flowers: 

https://www.gardendesign.com/flowers/crocus.html

How to Grow and Care for Crocus Flowers:

https://gardenerspath.com/plants/flowers/grow-crocus/

Crocus Flower Meaning-Flower Meaning:

https://www.flowermeaning.com/crocus-flower-meaning/




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Sunday, December 6, 2020

A Simple Charm Bracelet Tutorial


Have you ever bought or found a bracelet that does not fit right? In this tutorial, you can use bracelets that do not fit and make them fit right. Extending bracelets is a quick method to make a bracelet fit. Sometimes, you will need a bracelet extender to make a bracelet fit. Other times, you will need matching jump rings to extend the bracelet you want to wear. Here are the instructions for extending a bracelet with jump rings and adding charms to your chain bracelet that does not have chain links. 

Materials:

7 or 8 Jump Rings

One Chain Bracelet without chain links

Two Different Charms

Jewelry Pliers

3 Lobster Clasps

First, adjust the bracelet by removing the original jump rings. Insert one jump ring on both sides of the bracelet. On one side of the bracelet, insert another jump ring to extend the bracelet. Then, on the other side of the bracelet insert a lobster clasp and a jump ring. Make sure the bracelet fits before continuing with the next step of making your charm bracelet. 

Second, make sure all the jump rings are closed. Insert two jump rings in the center of the bracelet. Close the jump rings with the jewelry pliers. Next, use a lobster clasp and one jump ring to insert one charm. Third, insert the second charm into another lobster clasp and a jump ring. Last, insert the lobster clasps with the charms in each jump ring from the center of the bracelet. After that you can enjoy wearing your simple charm bracelet. For more information check out the links below about extending bracelets and making charm bracelets. 

Can You Extend a Baby Bracelet to Make it Big Enough for a Child:

https://www.ohmygiddyaunt.com.au/blog/can-you-extend-babys-first-bracelet#:~:text=Add%20a%20Jump%20Ring%20or,giving%20a%20little%20extra%20length.

How to Make a Chain Extender:

https://www.jewelry-secrets.com/Blog/how-to-make-a-chain-extender/

How to Make Charm Bracelets:

https://www.adventuresofadiymom.com/2013/03/how-to-make-charm-bracelets.html



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