Thursday, October 29, 2020

An Easy Way to Purchase Prescription Eyeglasses Online ( Review

A few months ago, I had been searching online for eyewear and came across Luxymom’s website where she wrote about her experience with GlassesUSA and the Hilary Duff eyewear collection. Therefore, I decided to order my first pair of eyeglasses from GlassesUSA. It had a lot of choices and different price ranges for choosing a pair of eyeglasses. What I found useful was the virtual mirror where you can try on the eyeglasses virtually. You must take a photo of yourself without eyeglasses and upload the photo to the virtual mirror.

At the virtual mirror page, it will give you a selection of different styles of eyeglasses and different color choices. I chose the Hilary Duff eyewear called Muse X Hilary Duff Sara. I chose this pair of eyeglasses because it was bigger and much rounder than my old pair of reading glasses. After the virtual mirror, I had to upload my eyeglass prescription and other information to process the order. Then, I received my eyeglasses in the mail, and I am very satisfied with my purchase. The prices were reasonable and you can save money when you purchase eyewear online.

These eyeglasses from the Hilary Duff eyewear collection are amazingly comfortable. It does not tilt that much like my old pair of reading glasses did. Also, these glasses come in an eyeglass case and a cloth to clean the eyeglasses. I feel beautiful, confidant, and fashionable when I wear these eyeglasses. For more information about the Hilary Duff Eyewear collection, check out Luxymom’s website where she has more tips about wearing eyeglasses, and the GlassesUSA website to order a pair of eyeglasses. 

How to buy Prescription Glasses Online-Hilary Duff Eyewear:


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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Benefits of Eating Eggs for Breakfast

Eggs are beneficial for brain health, cardiovascular health, and ocular health. It has vitamin A, vitamin B12, and Zinc. Additionally, it has Zinc which protects the eyes and helps you see at night. The best part is that it has Choline which is an essential nutrient for the brain. It helps the brain to build cells and to function. 

Therefore, eating eggs for breakfast is a good choice to begin the day. It will give you energy and eating 12-grain bread will keep you full too. Also, eggs have vitamin D which reduces inflammation and keeps your bones healthy. Adding fiber to your breakfast is also essential for maintaining your sugar and cholesterol levels. Here is the recipe for making these scrambled eggs. 


1/2 of Red Bell Peppers

1/2 of Green Bell Peppers

1/2 of White or Yellow Onions

2 Large Eggs 

1 bunch of Spinach or 1 can of Spinach

1 bag of beans or 1 can of Refried Beans (Optional) 

1 bag of 12 Grain Bread 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil or another cooking oil

Cheddar Cheese (Optional)



Wash and slice the bell peppers in half. Remove the stem and the seeds of the bell peppers. Use one-half of the bell peppers and slice it into smaller pieces. Add water in one pot and boil the bell peppers until it gets soft. Then, peel an onion and slice it in half. Use one-half of the onions and slice it into small pieces. 

Save the other half of the bell peppers and the onions for another recipe.  In another pan, drizzle a small amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil or another cooking oil onto the pan and gently toss the onions. Stir the onions and let it sit. Stir frequently the onions until it turns golden brown. Once it is cooked, remove the excess of the oil with paper towels. Turn off the stove when everything is cooked. In another pot cook one bunch of spinach in water or skip this step if you are using spinach from a can. Cook one bag of beans and blend the beans to make refried beans or skip this step if you are using refried beans from a can. 

Cooking Time:

In one skillet, add the cooked bell peppers, grilled onions, tomatoes, and spinach with a small amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then, whisk two large eggs and pour the eggs into the skillet with the vegetables. Stir the eggs a few times to make scrambled eggs. After that, it is ready to be served on a plate with 12-grain bread and with refried beans. The refried beans are optional however beans have plenty of fiber too. Here are more resources about the benefits of eggs and 12-grain bread. 

Top 10 Health Benefits of Eating Eggs:

Eating More Eggs Could Keep Your Eyes Healthy:

12 Grain Bread Nutrition Facts:

Dietary Fiber: Essential for a Healthy Diet:


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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

DIY Painted Mini Box

Decorating clear boxes with paint and washi tape adds an impressive look to your dresser or table. It also makes it easy to find small items such as earrings, bobby pins, and rings. This painted mini box will take approximately one hour to do. In this example, one flower was painted in the center of the box with bright colors of pink, yellow, and red. Additionally, it has blue and white colors to contrast the pink flower.

The inside of the mini box is lined with brown and beige washi tape. However, it can be lined with any color washi tape. These mini boxes can also be used to gift a pair of earrings to someone. Nonetheless, these mini boxes will bring an element of surprise when it is given as a gift. Here are the instructions for making this painted mini box.


1 Clear small box from the dollar store

1 Washi Tape-any color

Several acrylic paints

1 Clear topcoat paint


1 Sharpie

Wash and remove any labels from the small box. Dry the box or let it air dry. Next, using a sharpie, draw a flower in the center of the box. After that paint, the center of the flower and paint the flower petals in a different color. Wait for the paint to dry. Continue painting each side of the cover of the box. Wait for the paint to dry. Paint one clear topcoat paint and wait for it to dry.

Once the paint is dry, begin lining the inside of the box with washi tape. Washi tape comes in different colors and in many designs. Line the two sides of the box with washi tape as shown in the photo. Washi tape is a decorated masking tape which is generally used for scrapbooking. However, washi tape can be used for art projects such as decorating the inside of a clear box. Have fun decorating your own mini boxes for putting away earrings, bobby pins, rings, and other small items. 

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Apples & Raspberries Dessert

Consuming raspberries is beneficial for the immune system and. It may prevent Alzheimer’s and diabetes. Raspberries can be consumed at any time of the day because it has low calories. Nonetheless, this fruit has fiber, potassium, and has copper. Additionally, raspberries are good for the heart and the eyes. 

Raspberries have vitamin C, Zinc, and small amounts of iron. This fruit is used for weight loss and for controlling sugar levels. It has antioxidants and repairs the skin. Raspberries combined with apples and blueberries make a delightful dessert. Here is the recipe for making this quick and easy dessert. 


1 Box of Raspberries

1 Box of Blueberries

1 Red Apple

1 Cup of Yogurt

1 Container of Cool Whip 

First, wash and dry two small bowls. Second, wash the raspberries, blueberries, and the apple. Peel the apple skin and slice it in half. Third, remove the core of the apple. Slice the apple into small pieces. Fourth add the apple pieces inside the two small bowls. Fifth, add the blueberries. 

The Sixth step is to slice the raspberries into small pieces which are optional. Add the raspberries and blueberries into the small bowl with the apples. Last, add a few spoons of yogurt and add to the small bowls. Then, add one or two spoons of cool whip into the bowls. Continue adding more fruit to the small bowls. After that immediately serve the apples and raspberries dessert. This recipe serves two people. Here are more resources about raspberries.    

Red Raspberries-Nutrition Facts:

7 Health Benefits of Raspberries:

Raspberries-Health Benefits, Nutrients, and Preparation:

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Creating a Family Emergency Contact List

Creating a family emergency list will help you feel less stressed out when you are going through an emotional, frightful, and unexpected event. An emergency list also comes in handy when the school asks for emergency contacts for your child. Emergency lists should be kept in a place where you can see it and where your child can find it quickly. Today, I have created three emergency contact list forms. Each emergency contact form is free and for your personal use.

Here are three emergency contact forms that you can print. You can write down all your emergency contacts and color it. The coloring part is optional. However, it will make it more visible if you color it and keep it on the refrigerator door or in your binder. You can also keep it inside your planner too. The first emergency contact form has waves. The second contact form has hearts. Last, the third contact form has flowers and swirls. You can also print it out in a bright color paper so it can grab your attention when you need to contact someone during an emergency.  

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Autumn Poetry in Photo Images 2020


Today, I have written two poems using the same artwork. Using artwork helps you to use your imagination and creativity to write down your thoughts. It helps you to feel inspired to write. The first poem is about autumn. The second poem is about true love. Have fun reading my poetry! 

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Eat Better, Eat Together in October

Eating better can be tricky especially if you have a busy schedule. Yet, when you eat together as a couple, as a family, or as friends, eating healthy might not be as challenging. Getting support from your husband or wife to eat healthier makes it easier to follow your weight loss goals or to feel motivated to eat in good health. One way you can support your husband or wife to eat healthier is by having a balanced breakfast such as oatmeal, fruit, and juice. Also, by alternating breakfast meals to a hard-boiled egg, toasted wheat or whole-grain bread, and avocado spread.

Breakfast should not be boring. It is important to have breakfast in the mornings because your body might have low sugar in the mornings. Additionally, breakfast gives you energy and might prevent a headache throughout the day. The second way, your husband or wife can help you eat healthier is if he or she joins you to eat together for all three meals or two meals throughout the day. Together you can have the same meals and give each other support.

Eating together motivates you to eat healthy balanced meals and to communicate better. Turn off or put your cellphone in silent mode when you are having meals together as a couple or as a family. Use different color plates, bowls, and mugs to make it pleasing to the eye. This will create a fun atmosphere to eat together and to socialize more. Make food with your children and with your husband. Take turns washing the dishes or cleaning up after having your meals.

There are a lot of recipes where you do not have to use the stove which will make you at ease for preparing food with your children and with your husband. For example, you can make tuna with crackers and have your entire family involved in the process. One person can chop the onions, another person can chop the tomatoes, and another person can get the bread or the crackers. By doing this the entire family will feel good, accomplished, and confident. Here is the recipe for making this simple tuna with crackers.


1 big tuna can in water

1 or 2 tomatoes

½ of white or yellow onion


1 Lemon

Unsalted or Saltine Crackers

Open the tuna can and remove the water. In one bowl, add tuna and two or three spoons of mayonnaise. Wash one or two tomatoes and remove the seeds. Slice the tomatoes into small pieces. Toss the tomatoes inside the bowl with the tuna and the mayonnaise. Peel one onion and chop the onion in half. Save one half of the onion for later for another recipe. Using one half of the onion, chop the onion into small pieces.

Add the onions inside the bowl with the tuna, tomatoes, and mayonnaise. Wash one lemon and slice the lemon in half. Use a juicer or squeeze the juice from the lemon and pour it onto the bowl with the tuna and the rest of the ingredients. Stir the tuna and the rest of the ingredients in the bowl. In a tray, place the tuna bowl. Use two small cups or smaller bowls to place saltine or unsalted crackers inside the bowls. Place the smaller bowls on the side of the tray with a spoon. After that, you are ready to have tuna with crackers. You can serve iced tea or with your favorite drink to complement the tuna and the crackers. For more information about Eat Better, Eat Together Month, you can check out the links below. 

5 Healthy Eating Tips for a Better Lifestyle:

Eat Better, Eat Together-Making Mealtime Family Time:

October: Eat Better, Eat Together Month:

20 + No-Cook Dinner Recipes-Easy No-Cook Meals:

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Nivea Creme (Review)

My favorite Nivea product is the Nivea Creme one-ounce tin can. This cold cream has mineral oil which makes your skin feel soft. It gives an extra layer of protection especially during the winter months. You can use this cold cream at night to hydrate the skin. The best part is that it has a soft scent which will not keep you awake at night. 

This cold cream can be applied to your face, hands, feet, and other areas of the body that needs to be moisturized. After a few weeks, your skin will feel soft when you apply this cream daily. It can also be applied throughout the day and it can be used as a make-up remover. This cold cream is great for dry and itchy skin. Before using cold creams, consult with your dermatologist.  Here is the link to the Nivea products and how to use the Nivea Creme. 


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Marjoram Essential Oil for Sleep and for Pain

Marjoram essential oil makes you feel calm and makes you feel you are outside. It has a woodsy scent that relieves your nerves. This essential oil blends well with Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Eucalyptus, and other essential oils which makes a serene atmosphere. Marjoram essential oil relaxes the nervous system which helps you to sleep better. It can also be applied to the skin to reduce tension and pain. 

Dilute Marjoram essential oil with Jojoba oil, Grapeseed oil, or another carrier oil before applying to the skin. It moisturizes dry skin. Massaging Marjoram essential oil will alleviate tired and painful muscle pain. Always consult with your primary doctor before using Marjoram essential oil and other essential oils. Here are more resources about Marjoram essential oil. 

Friday, October 16, 2020

How to Make Your Autumn Affirmations?

Making your positive affirmations should take about five or thirty minutes to do. Yet, the affirmations should last a long time in your mind. Affirmations are constantly changed within a certain time frame because certain affirmations are seasonal. Therefore, personalizing your positive affirmations with each season will motivate you. You will not feel bored with the same affirmations. 

For example, in the autumn season, you might feel sad, frustrated, and bored. Naturally, this is very common with the change of the season. Yet, using the word, " I" and " Myself" is a starting point for your autumn affirmations. Autumn is a time of introspection, recovery, and embracing transformation. In this case, autumn should also be a time of giving thanks. 

Here is a list of my autumn affirmations to help you make your affirmations. 

1. As the autumn leaves fall, I release my sadness. 

2. Welcome and embrace the changes the autumn season brings. 

3. I release all my pain and frustrations.

4. As this new chapter begins, I let go of all regrets. 

5. I welcome this season with hope. 

6. Open your heart to joy. 

7. I am inspired and not bored with the changes of the season.

8. I look forward to the new things that are flourishing. 

9. As the season changes, I too change for the better. 

10. Autumn is beautiful with its changing leaves like the changes within me.

Below are links to resources for autumn affirmations. 

Positive Affirmations for Calming Fall Frenzy:

Affirmations for Staying Grounded During the Fall Season:

7 Amazing Affirmations for Autumn:

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Mini Handmade Pumpkin Card


Thanksgiving cards are so easy and fun to make especially if you love to paint. This handmade card was painted by hand using acrylic paint except for the word “Thank You.” However, this card only takes about thirty or forty minutes to do mostly if you are painting really slow without the help of a stencil. Nonetheless, you can use a stencil or draw the pumpkin with a pencil. Here are the instructions for making this handmade thanksgiving pumpkin card.


4 X 6 Photo Paper

Xerox Paper

4 different colors of Acrylic Paint (Orange) (Yellow) (White) (Green)

1 Black Sharpie Pen


Glue stick


Glue xerox paper onto one side of the photo paper. Then, trim the edges with a pair of scissors. Glue another xerox paper onto the back side of the photo paper. After that trim, the edges with scissors. Fold the photo paper in half. Use one paint brush to paint one pumpkin on the center of the card. You can use a stencil to trace the pumpkin with a pencil or paint the pumpkin by hand.

Wait for the paint to dry. Use a second color of paint to paint the stem of the pumpkin. In this example, yellow was used to paint the stem of the pumpkin. Wait for the paint to dry. After that use green paint to paint the leaves on top of the pumpkin. Once again, wait for the paint to dry.

Last, use white acrylic paint to paint curvy white lines around the pumpkin and the stem. Wait for the paint to dry. Use one black sharpie pen to write the words “Thank You” on one side of the pumpkin. Wait for the paint to dry. On the back of the card, paint wavy lines all around the card. Then, paint polka dots around the card. Leave a blank space to write the words “Made by” and “Your Name.” After that you can write inside the card and use a standard envelope to mail your handmade pumpkin cards. This card idea can also be used for Halloween too. Have fun making these hand painted cards.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Free Birdhouse Bookmarks

Today, I have made three wide coloring bookmarks with birdhouses. Each bookmark has small design elements with a bird in the center of each birdhouse. Also, there are blank spaces in the center of the bookmark to write phrases, quotes, or other words. These bookmarks are free and for your personal use. Enjoy!

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month & Verbal Abuse

Once again, it is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The entire month of October is dedicated to bringing awareness and to prevent domestic violence. Three out of five women are verbally abused by their husbands, live-in partner, or their significant other. While one out of ten men report that they have been verbally abused by their wives, live-in partner, or their significant other. Verbal abuse usually leads to domestic violence.

However, knowing the signs that a person is being abused verbally may prevent domestic violence. A person who does verbal abuse usually criticizes, insults, and accuses their live-in partner or significant other. Additionally, the person who does verbal abuse is full of anger and is manipulative towards the other person. It is difficult to leave someone that is constantly doing verbal abuse because of shame and what the family might say if you leave him or her. Also, if that person is the husband or wife of your children and is the only provider in the household.

First, do not be in denial about the situation. Second, find and seek the necessary resources to help you leave a verbal abuser. Third, get some counseling and attend domestic violence group meetings. Fourth, get a restraining order if you are afraid of your safety and the safety of your kids. Fifth, if you have to meet your verbal abuser because your children want to see their father or mother, always meet in a public place and have a list of all your emergency contacts on paper besides on the cell phone. Here are more resources about verbal abuse and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

Verbal Abuse and Domestic Violence:

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month:

6 Ways You Can Help to Prevent Domestic Violence:

Why Domestic Violence Occurs and How to Stop it:

Getting Out of an Abusive Relationship:

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Free Printable Pumpkin Coloring Pages

Today, I have created three pumpkin coloring pages. Each coloring page is free and for your personal use. These coloring pages can be used for welcoming the autumn season, Halloween,  and Thanksgiving. Pumpkins are one of the symbols for autumn. Before it was called pumpkins, it was originally named a large melon. Yet, pumpkins grow in different sizes and colors. Have fun coloring these big pumpkins. 

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Blueberry Smoothie for Your Heart & Brain Health

Blueberries have a lot of nutritional value which is beneficial for the cardiovascular and for the nervous system. It has fiber, antioxidants, vitamin K, and other vitamins that help the body for digestion. It is a good source to get vitamin K and vitamin C for healthy bone health. Yet, it has a trace mineral, Manganese, which is beneficial for the health of the brain and for the nervous system. Here is the recipe for making this blueberry smoothie.


6 oz box of blueberries

1 ripe banana 

1 small cup of plain yogurt 

1 or 2 spoons of clover honey



Wash and rinse the blueberries. Peel one banana and slice it into small pieces. In a blender, add the slices of banana and the blueberries. Add one cup of plain yogurt. Next, add one or two spoons of clover honey. After that add milk and blend everything. 

This delicious smoothie makes about two cups. Blueberry smoothies will leave you feeling relaxed. It makes a great drink for breakfast. It reduces cardiovascular disease and it is excellent for the immune system. Here are more resources about making blueberry smoothies. 

What are the Health Benefits of Blueberry Smoothies:

10 Health Benefits of Blueberries You Never Guessed:

Banana Blueberry Smoothies:

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

DIY Hand Painted Lotion & Soap Dispenser


Ever since the pandemic began, I got a chance to do more painting projects. Painting has always been one of my favorite hobbies. Today’s painting tutorial is about recycling soap dispensers and converting them into lotion dispensers. Now, is the best time to organize your kitchen and bathroom sinks with colorful dispensers. One dispenser for soap and one dispenser for lotion are must-have items to have in your kitchen or in your bathroom.

This project can be done at any time of the year. Also, it can be a fun family project especially if your kids love to paint. Your kids will have fun painting their own soap and lotion dispensers for their bathrooms. Nonetheless, you can paint anything such as flowers, geometric shapes, or anything that comes to mind. Here is the tutorial for painting these soap and lotion dispensers.


Acrylic paint (Different Colors)


Empty Clear Dispensers

Your favorite liquid Soap

Your favorite Lotion

Wet Towels and Dry Towels

Letter Stencils (Optional)

Clear Topcoat of Paint


First, wash the dispensers and let it air dry. Second, using a stencil or write the words “lotion” and “soap” on each dispenser. Third, paint one dispenser individually by painting different colored flowers. Fourth, paint flowers around the entire dispenser. Once the paint is dry, continue painting the second dispenser for the lotion.

Then, paint green leaves on one of the flower dispensers. In the second dispenser, add glitter to the letters of the word “Soap”. Wait for everything to dry. Last, put a clear topcoat of paint. After the bottles are dry, you can fill the dispensers with soap and with lotion. Have fun displaying your new soap and lotion dispensers in your kitchen and in your bathroom.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

October is Emotional Wellness Month

October is Emotional Wellness Month. Yet, managing our emotions should be done daily and before going to sleep. Identify what triggers certain emotions such as sadness, anger, frustrations. Next, learn how to express how you feel and make connections with people you can confide on. Do relaxation methods to help you balance your emotions such as walking, running, or your favorite hobbies.

Moreover, do what matters to you such as volunteering, caretaking, or helping others whenever you get a chance. It is necessary to stay away from people who tend to be negative, people who want to hurt you, and people who seem not to care. Also, take advantage if your job offers Workplace Wellness Programs to help you work efficiently at work. Emotional wellness should be a workplace priority besides taking work breaks within the job. Here are more resources about Emotional Wellness Month. 

6 Ways to Nurture Your Emotional Health:

10 Ways to Boost Emotional Health:

What is Emotional Wellness:

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Free Birdhouse Coloring Pages

There are a variety of birdhouses that are pleasing to see in the garden. Therefore,  I was inspired to draw some birdhouses and made them as coloring pages. Each coloring page has a bird in the center of the birdhouse. Like always these coloring pages are free and for your personal use. Enjoy!

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