Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Questions Bloggers are Asked

 


Answering questions as a blogger can be difficult at times. Some questions that bloggers are asked can be somewhat uncomfortable. However, some questions are too personal to reply to your readers. Yet, using your wisdom and etiquette you will be able to decline from responding to personal questions. Often, the blogger will interpret the reader's questions and analyze what they are asking from you. 

For example, a blogger might be asked general questions about where you are from, your hobbies, and what you do as a profession. These questions might seem normal and opens up curiosity about the blogger's life. However, some questions need to be handled tactfully. Gently refuse to answer those questions that might seem strange to you. Politely tell them you do not want to answer those questions and explain to them the reasons. 

If possible, change the subject and do not ignore the reader who is asking you that question. Other times, the blogger might get some questions that will make them laugh. Always reply to your readers and be cautious when answering their questions. Your readers are simply curious and want to get to know you as a blogger. Here is a list of some of the best questions that I have received as a blogger. 

1. Your drawings have a child-like quality, do you draw them or do you have your child draw them? 

Answer: All of the drawings in Sweetness Meditations are hand-drawn by myself. I took a few art classes in college. 

2. Are you an English professor because I like your English?

Answer: I'm not an English professor. Thank you for your comment. 

3. Do you allow guest posts? 

Answer: Yes, I allow guest posts. Please, read the guest post guidelines. 

4. What salad dressing do you use on your lettuce wraps?

Answer: It depends on what ingredients are used on the lettuce wraps. Most of the time it is light mayonnaise or with vinegar or olive oil. 

5. Do you speak English? 

Answer: Yes, I speak and write in English. 

6. When will you add more coloring pages? 

Answer: Due to the summer heat waves, the next coloring pages will be added in the autumn season. 

7. What is your profession?

Answer: I graduated from college as an Administrative Assistant-Office Applications and Technology. 

These are some of the questions that I'm frequently asked by my readers.  Nonetheless, if you are a new reader always read the about section from the blog to get to know the blogger. Next, read the contact me section to follow the latest information from your favorite blogger. Do not expect a rapid response from your blogger. Thank you for reading my blog and following me on social media. Happy World Social Media Day. 



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Monday, June 28, 2021

Celebrating World Social Media Day


On the last day of June, you can celebrate World Social Media Day. World Social Media Day is a day where you can give thanks to everyone that follows or likes your images and information. You can review your profile settings on social media. Also, you can review, edit, and update your posts on social media. Besides that, you can review your contacts, followers, and anyone that has access to seeing your profiles on social media. 

Thanks to Mashable which is a digital technology company and platform declared World Social Media Day. Mashable was founded in 2010 by Pete Cashmore. The Mashable website gives technology advice, has entertainment news, newsletters, and other topics. Social Media can be fun. Yet, the downside of social media is fake accounts, trolls, strange messages, and negativity. 

Always be observant when your teenagers, preteens, and kids use social media. Block people that are negative, disrespectful, or send inappropriate images. No matter how old you are, be careful what you post or publish on social media. Be aware of scams and fake e-mails. Do not post personal information such as telephone numbers, addresses, and other information on social media. 

Change passwords often. Do not use the same passwords on every application online. Make sure you connect with people who keep you positive, make you smile, and motivate you. Learn about the new features of all the applications that you use online. Below are links about staying safe when using social media.  Thank you for following me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Sweetness Meditations blog. 

Staying Safe on Social Media:

https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice/advice-for-young-people/dealing-with-cyberbullying/staying-safe-on-social-media/

Securing Key Accounts and Devices-Social Media:

https://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/securing-key-accounts-devices/social-media/

World Social Media Day:

https://happydays365.org/social-media-day/world-social-media-day-june-30/ 

5 Ways to Celebrate Social Media Day:

https://thrivehive.com/5-ways-celebrate-social-media-day-today/

Mashable:

https://mashable.com/tech




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Friday, June 25, 2021

Meditating for Inner Peace

Every few days, you might find yourself in an ongoing maze with different walls. Each wall is unique and has a barrier preventing you from going somewhere. Sometimes, you might feel there is no way of getting out of that state of mind. You might feel your emotions are drowning you. Yet, practicing meditation for inner peace will help you think clearly. 

You will make better decisions. Also, you will be able to identify who are your friends or who are trying to hurt you. The basic way to practice meditation for inner peace is by sitting down. However, look for a comfortable position such as laying down, sitting down, or lying on your side. Next, you can close your eyes or keep them open. 

Use your senses to hear the sounds of nature. Stay quiet and notice how you feel. You can use a short guided meditation to help you. You can take a quiet walk by yourself. No matter how you meditate, make sure you are safe and be yourself. 

Do not expect immediate results for finding that internal peace. Meditating for inner peace is a gradual process. You must accept, be thankful, and know-how to forgive them. You must learn to stay away from malicious people that come into your life. In time, you will have that internal peace. Here are resources for meditating for inner peace. 

2 Minute Inner Peace Meditation-Fragrant Heart:

https://www.fragrantheart.com/cms/free-audio-meditations/relaxation/2mins-inner-peace

Meditation for Peace of Mind-Finding Inner Peace:

https://www.artofliving.org/meditation/meditation-for-you/turbulence-tranquility

Meditation for Deep Inner Peace: 

https://www.kindearth.net/meditation/




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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Peanut Butter Smoothie for Breakfast


Making smoothies with kefir will add probiotics for your digestive issues. Kefir also helps your digestive system, skeletal system, and immune system. It might taste sour especially if it is your first time drinking kefir. However, if you make a smoothie with kefir, your stomach will feel better. One way, to make a smoothie with kefir is with peanut butter. 

Kefir has calcium, magnesium, and potassium. It might help you lose weight. Additionally, kefir helps manage your sugar levels. Peanut butter smoothies can be made for breakfast. It makes a delicious cold drink to add to your breakfast. Here is the recipe for making this peanut butter smoothie with kefir. 

Ingredients:

1 banana

1 cup of Lactaid milk 

1/2 cup of Unsweetened Kefir

Peanut Butter

First, peel a banana and slice the banana. Second, add the banana slices inside the blender. Third, add two or three spoons of peanut butter to the blender. After that add half a cup of kefir and blend everything in the blender. Last, add one cup of milk and blend everything in the blender. Below are links about the benefits of kefir. 

Health Benefits of Kefir: 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/9-health-benefits-of-kefir#TOC_TITLE_HDR_11

Kefir:

https://draxe.com/nutrition/kefir-benefits/

Healthy Eating-Kefir Health Benefits:

https://www.prevention.com/food-nutrition/healthy-eating/a23085363/kefir-health-benefits/



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Monday, June 21, 2021

A Resource for Domestic Violence


Being in a relationship with verbal abuse at an early age is not something people would admit to any friend or lifetime partner. It might take years for a person to recognize the pain that carried into new relationships and old relationships. No matter how hard it is to accept that you were in an abusive relationship whether it was verbally, physically, or with violence; Do not think it is your fault for letting it happen to you. It will take time to overcome those experiences and not let them occur to you again. People might not see the pain, the hurt, and other feelings trapped inside.

You might want to change your appearance because of the person who is verbally abusing you. Your clothing style might change, you might wear more make-up or less make-up, or you might put on clothes that your abuser tells you to wear. Your self-esteem might be lower. Yet, there are so many ways a person can be abusing you without realizing it. If you fear for your safety, seek help immediately, report it, get a restraining order, and leave that violent environment.

Also, people might not know that you once experienced domestic violence in your home or in a public place. Do not feel shame or blame yourself. Domestic violence can occur to anyone. It can be a family member, your friend, your spouse, or the person you are dating or dated in the past. No matter who it is do not let yourself manipulated by listening to them. If you are in an abusive relationship or suspect you are, here is a link to a guide with resources that someone recommended to me. 

Knowing the warning signs of an abusive relationship will help you not get into a troubled relationship and will help you leave a relationship if you are in that situation. Do not trust the person that is abusing you. After you have left that abusive relationship, seek therapy for managing your emotions and feelings. Talk to someone or to a group of people that might have experienced something like your experiences. Do not feel less of a person and continue being brave especially if you have children to protect. 

A Guide to Domestic Violence and Getting Help:

https://www.criminalattorneycolumbus.com/blog/2020/01/a-guide-to-domestic-violence-and-getting-help/ 





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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Father's Day Dinner Idea


Sweet potatoes are good for lowering your blood pressure, controlling your sugar levels, and protecting your eyes. This root vegetable has vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium. It also has vitamin E which the heart needs to function better. Additionally, it helps to control asthma. It is recommended for men to get 900 milligrams of vitamin A. 

This simple recipe for a Father's Day dinner includes sweet potatoes, asparagus, and steak. Asparagus helps men get protein, vitamin A, and potassium. It also helps in losing weight and fights cancer. This steak is garnished with bell peppers and mushrooms. Here is the recipe.  

Ingredients: 

Boneless Cross Rib Steak

1 or 2 Sweet Potatoes

1 Bell Pepper

1 small box of White Mushrooms

Lemon and Pepper

Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

Wash the meat and remove the fat from the meat. Next, add lemon and pepper to the meat. In one skillet, add the meat with sliced bell peppers and mushrooms. Make sure the bell peppers have no seeds before cooking them with the meat. Cook the meat and vegetables with a little bit of water. 

In another pot, add sliced sweet potatoes already peeled with water. Next, cook the asparagus in another pot with water. As soon as the meat has cooked for several minutes, transfer the meat to another skillet with extra virgin olive oil. Cook the meat and vegetables for a few minutes or until everything are soft and tender. This recipe is for two people. Happy Father's Day in advance. 

Sweet Potatoes-Health Benefits-Medical News Today:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/281438

Sweet Potato Health Benefits:

https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/benefits-sweet-potatoes

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes: 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sweet-potato-benefits



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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

How to Make Lip Scrubs at Home?


Lip scrubs can be made at home using a few ingredients from your kitchen. You can use sugar, coffee grounds, cinnamon, honey, milk, and oils. I would not recommend using salt for scrubbing the dry flakes from the lips. Mainly because salt can make the skin drier and more sensitive. However, sea salt can be used to exfoliate your lips as long as you do not scrub too much. 

Begin by making your scrub with two ingredients. You can choose sugar, coffee grounds, cinnamon, or sea salt. Next, you can choose milk, coconut oil, olive oil, or another oil to make your lips smooth while you exfoliate the dry areas. Then, apply a small amount of the scrub onto a toothbrush. Move the toothbrush in a circular motion.  

Last, rinse the scrub and use a soft towel to remove the scrub. You can apply Vaseline or lip balm after you exfoliate your lips.  It is recommended to scrub your lips once or twice a week. However, do not exfoliate your lips too much because they will get sensitive. Lip scrubs make it easier to apply your lip balm, lipstick, or lip liners. 

Before you apply a lip scrub make sure your lips do not have cold sores, cracked areas, or cuts. It might make your lips sting or have a burning sensation especially if you are using sea salt on your lips. Avoid the areas of the cold sores or wait for your lips to heal before using a lip scrub. Lip scrubs can be incorporated into your night or your morning routine. Here are links for making your lip scrubs. 

DIY Lip Scrub for Healthy Luscious Lips-Beauty Crafter:

https://beautycrafter.com/diy-lip-scrub/

Homemade Lip Scrub Recipes:

https://www.treehugger.com/homemade-lip-scrub-recipes-4864303

Top 18 DIY Homemade Lip Scrub: 

https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/diy-lip-scrub/



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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

DIY Fabric Flower Pin


Flower pins add an extra personalized look to jackets, dresses, cardigans, and plain shirts. In this sewing tutorial, the leftover fabric was used to make this flower pin. Also, this sewing tutorial will only take a few minutes to do. No glue is required. Here are the instructions for making this fabric flower pin.

Materials: 

Leftover fabric

Scissors

Thread

Needle

Sequins 

Safety Pin

Ballpoint Pen 

Paper heart

First, make a paper heart and use a black ballpoint pen to trace the hearts onto the fabric. After that cut the fabric hearts with scissors. Second, insert a thread into a needle and put two fabric hearts together. Third, cut the leftover thread. Then, continue putting the fabric hearts together to make the flower. Fourth, cut the leftover thread. Last, sew the sequins on the center of the flower. Cut the leftover thread and insert the safety pin on the back of the fabric flower pin. Then, you can insert the fabric flower pin into your jacket, dress, cardigan, or shirt. Happy sewing!




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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Tropical Cantaloupe Smoothie


Tropical smoothies are so fun to make at home. This smoothie only has three ingredients. Instead of milk, orange juice was used to make this smoothie. It has a sweet and tropical flavor. Here is the recipe. 

Ingredients: 

10 oz of Cantaloupe Chunks

10 oz of Pineapple Chunks

1 cup of Orange Juice

In a blender, add the cantaloupe and the pineapple chunks. Use four or five oranges and a hand juicer to make the orange juice. Also, you can use store-bought orange juice as a kitchen shortcut.  Pour orange juice into the blender. Blend everything until it is smooth. This smoothie makes a good drink for adding to your breakfast meal.



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Saturday, June 12, 2021

DIY Hand-Painted Journal Covers


Painting journal covers does not take that much time to do. Hand-painted journal covers make good gifts for your friends, family members, or yourself. You can paint something simple by using a stencil for your journal cover. In this example, two butterflies were painted using a stencil. Here is the tutorial for this hand-painted journal cover. 


Materials: 

Acrylic Paints

Paint Brushes

A Plain Journal

Acrylic Sealer (Finishing Spray)

Stencil 

Black Ballpoint Pen

Begin by tracing the butterfly on the journal covers with a black ballpoint pen. Next, paint the entire butterfly in one coat of acrylic paint. Wait for the paint to dry. After that paint with another color to design the butterfly. White paint was used to design the body and the wings.


Wait for the paint to dry. Continue painting and designing your butterflies. Then, wait for the paint to dry before putting the finishing spray. The finishing spray will protect the painted area. Here are more links for painting your journal covers. 

DIY Painted Notebook:

http://partyhardiy.com/blog/diy-painted-notebook

DIY Painted Journal Cover:

http://www.realgirlsrealm.com/2017/02/diy-painted-journal-cover.html

How to Paint a Journal Cover:

https://littlegirldesigns.com/how-to-paint-a-journal-cover/




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Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Original Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm (Review)



Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm has vitamin E. This lip balm has SPF to keep your lips moisturized and prevents it from keeping them dry. The summer and winter months, tend to make your lips sensitive to sun exposure. Also, your lips get dry and chapped after wearing face masks. Therefore, keeping your lips moisturized with lip balm and doing sugar scrubs will keep your lips soft. 

After doing a sugar lip scrub, you can apply this cocoa butter lip balm. The cocoa butter adds a protective layer to your lips. It has antioxidants, vitamin A, and fatty acids. You might need to reapply the lip balm after eating and drinking. The Palmer's Cocoa Butter lip balm can be purchased online, at your nearest pharmacy, or Dollar Tree. Here is the link to Palmer's website. 

Palmers Website:

https://www.palmers.com/cocoa-butter-formula-products/3-original-ultra-moisturizing-lip-balm.html




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Friday, June 11, 2021

Cottage Cheese & Cantaloupe Fruit Medley


Cottage cheese is beneficial for keeping your bones strong and preventing bone loss. Cottage cheese has calcium, copper, vitamin B6, and zinc. Additionally, it has phosphorus which your bones and teeth need to keep them strong. Eating cottage cheese can lower your sugar. You can add cottage cheese for breakfast and as a light snack in between meals.

If you do not like to eat plain cottage cheese, you can add a variety of fruits. One fruit is cantaloupes. Cantaloupes have potassium, vitamin A, calcium, copper, and iron. This fruit is an excellent choice to eat if you are diabetic, have asthma, and high blood pressure. Cantaloupes are good for the cardiovascular, ocular, and immune systems.

In this example, cottage cheese, cantaloupes, blueberries, and pineapples were mixed. Use a melon baller to make melon balls. Also, you can use precut fruit to make your cottage cheese bowls. Serve immediately after you prepare your cottage cheese and fruit medley. It does not need sugar, honey, and whipped cream.  Below are more resources about cottage cheese and cantaloupes. 

Cantaloupe-Health Benefits and Nutrition:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/279176#nutrition

What Cantaloupes can do for Your Health:

https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/cantaloupe-health-benefits

15 Surprising Benefits of Cottage Cheese:

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/animal-product/health-benefits-of-cottage-cheese.html

Why Cottage Cheese Is Super Healthy and Nutritious:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cottage-cheese-is-super-healthy

Cottage Cheese-Is it Good for You:

https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-cottage-cheese




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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Safety Tips for Bloggers


Blogging makes you have fun and feel creative when you write. However, there are certain months of the year when a blogger might not feel safe online. Sometimes, a blogger might go through cyberbullying, stalking, predators, and porn-obsessed strangers. Whatever their intentions are, it is best to follow these tips when you are blogging. After following these tips you will feel a little bit safer when you write on social media and in your blogs.

First, be alert and use your common sense when you accept a friend request, a follow, or a request from a stranger online. Second, review their profiles and make your judgment before accepting a follow or a friend request from a stranger. Third, check for spam e-mails in messenger, WhatsApp, or other messaging apps you use for your blog. Fourth, if you feel uncomfortable do not accept the friend request or the following. Fifth, if they send you an inappropriate video or image, you have the right to report it and to block them on social media. 

This may seem harsh but for personal safety, it is best to ignore those messages from strangers who have bad intentions. Whether you are married or a single blogger do not let yourself be dominated by online trolls. Sixth, make some privacy changes in your settings on your profiles and on messaging apps. Seventh, do not post too many personal pictures of yourself, your family, or your friends. The eighth step is not to post every personal detail about your personal life. 

Keep your blog separate from your personal life if necessary on social media. It might be tempting to chat with a stranger who is following your blog. Therefore, limit your conversations and keep them basic. The ninth step is to follow your instinct and do not be too trusting. If you do not feel comfortable doing video chats, telephone calls, or other requests from strangers; Let them know that you do not want to do it and end the conversation. Here are links about cyberbullying and stalkers. 

Advice for Adult Victims of Cyberbullying:

https://cyberbullying.org/advice-for-adult-victims-of-cyberbullying

Internet Safety 101-Cyberbullying:

https://internetsafety101.org/cyberbullyingsafety

Blog Stalkers-Personal Safety for Bloggers:

https://problogger.com/blog-stalkers-personal-safety-for-bloggers/




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Monday, June 7, 2021

National Iced Tea Day

The entire month of June is considered the hottest and busiest time. It is the beginning of summer and the perfect time to drink iced tea.  National Tea Month is celebrated in June. Also, National Ice Tea Day is celebrated every year on June 10th. Here is a short list to celebrate National Iced Tea Day and National Tea Month. 

1. Choose a new flavor or your favorite tea to make iced tea. 

2. Add fruits to your iced tea if you want to make it sweeter without adding sugar. 

3. Make mini vegetable sandwiches with your favorite bread to go with your iced tea. 

4. Choose a specific time to make your iced tea especially if you are using tea bags to make it. 

5. Set up your dining table with a different table cloth, different glass cups, or a different centerpiece decor. 

6. Drink your iced tea slowly. 

7. Make a cheese board with cheese, fruits, and nuts to go with your iced tea. 

8. Set aside an hour to drink your iced tea without any interruptions from electronic devices. 

The possibilities are endless to celebrate National Tea Month and National Iced Tea Day. Make sure you have made plenty of ice at home to have your iced tea day. Drinking one unsweetened iced tea will help you lose weight. Also, drinking one unsweetened iced tea can replace one soda if you are giving up on drinking sodas.  Here are links for National Tea Month. 


5 Ways to Celebrate National Hot Tea Month:

10 Best Tea Brands that Keep Our Southern Hearts Happy:

June is National Iced Tea Month:




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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Tasty Tuna Stuffed Bell Peppers


Stuffed bell peppers make a light lunch or a light dinner. This basic stuffed tuna bell pepper recipe is quick to make at home. There is no oven use which makes it easier to make as a beginner cooking at home. Red bell peppers were used but you can use any color bell pepper. The important aspect is how the tuna is prepared before stuffing the bell peppers. 

Red and orange bell peppers tend to get sweet when it is cooked in boiling water. Begin by cutting the top of the bell peppers and remove the seeds. Rinse the bell peppers. In a pot, place the bell peppers and add water. Turn on the stove and cook the bell peppers for ten or fifteen minutes. Here is the recipe for the tuna filling for one stuffed bell pepper. 

Ingredients: 

1 can of Albacore White Tuna

Light Mayonnaise

1 Lemon

Radishes

Green Olives

1 White or Yellow Onion

1 Cooked Bell Pepper with a top

Open one small can of tuna. Drain the water or the oil before adding the tuna to a small bowl. In one bowl, add tuna, sliced onions, and sliced radishes. Next, add a few spoons of light mayonnaise and mix the tuna. Slice one lemon in half and squeeze the lemon juice on top of the tuna. 

After that add a few slices of green olives and mix them with the tuna. Remove the cooked bell pepper and the top of the bell pepper from the pot. Use a spoon to fill the cooked bell pepper.  Continue adding sliced radishes, sliced onions, or green olives with the tuna inside the bell pepper. Last, add the bell pepper top to the stuffed bell pepper. Repeat the same steps if you are making more than one bell pepper by adjusting the number of ingredients and portion sizes. Enjoy!




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Friday, June 4, 2021

Tips for Caregivers (Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness)


Taking care of someone with Alzheimer's takes a lot of patience and understanding. To be a caretaker for someone with Alzheimer's takes a lot of energy, sacrifice, and time management. Keeping the same routine every day might seem boring. However, changing the schedule might cause anxiety, nervousness, and other negative emotions for the person who has Alzheimer's. Therefore, keeping all the days on the same schedule will make it less stressful for the caregiver and the person with Alzheimer's.

Sometimes, the caregiver has to give basic instructions or keep the conversation basic. Other times, the caregiver has to repeat the same information such as the time, the day it is, and the weather. Other times, the caregiver has to limit the number of naps for the person who has dementia. Also, the caregiver must educate and learn about the different stages of Alzheimer's. The caregiver must give support to the family and always have family members present. 

The caregiver should have a positive attitude. Also, the caregiver might find that some chores will take longer to do such as cleaning and keeping the room clean. The caregiver should avoid cluttered areas and make sure it is a safe environment. Never leave a person with dementia alone. Here are more resources about being a caregiver for someone with dementia. 

If a Loved One has Dementia-Alzheimer's Dementia Caregiving: 

https://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/alzheimers-dementia-caregiving

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tips for Dementia Caregivers:

https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/coronavirus-(covid-19)-tips-for-dementia-care

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care-Help for Family Caregivers:

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/alzheimers-dementia-aging/tips-for-alzheimers-caregivers.htm



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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

DIY Turmeric Face & Hand Mask


If you tend to get acne, itchy, inflamed skin during the summer months; You might want to try out a Turmeric face mask. Turmeric is beneficial for the skin because of its antioxidants, antimicrobial properties, and inflammatory properties. Face masks with turmeric are used to treat acne, insect bites, eczema, dermatitis, and other skin conditions. Not only can it be used on the face, but turmeric mixed in yogurt can be used on the hands too. However, it is recommended to consult with your dermatologist or doctor before using turmeric on your skin.

Turmeric face masks can also be used to lighten your melasma and it may reduce wrinkles. Additionally, it can lighten your dark circles. You can make a basic face mask at home by using plain yogurt, honey, and turmeric powder. Depending on your skin issue, you can apply milk, lemon, or aloe vera gel. Leave the face mask on for ten to fifteen minutes before rinsing it out with warm water.

After the face mask has been rinsed out, splash your face with cold water or cold milk and dry your face with a soft towel. It is recommended to use your turmeric face mask one or two times a week. However, turmeric may stain your shirt when you are applying your face mask. Therefore, use an old t-shirt that you do not mind staining when you apply your turmeric face mask. If you have leftover yogurt mixed with turmeric, you can apply it to your hands. 

Ingredients: 

1 or 2 teaspoons of Turmeric Powder

3 or 4 spoons of plain yogurt

1 or 2 teaspoons of Clove Honey

Mix all the ingredients in a small container. Gently apply to your face and hands. Keep the mask on for ten to fifteen minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. Use milk to rinse out any leftover yellow tint from the spice. Avoid getting the turmeric yogurt mask onto your nails when doing the hand mask. 

Hand masks give moisture and soften your hands. Leave your hand mask on for ten to fifteen minutes. Rinse your mask with warm water. It is not recommended to leave on your turmeric face and hand mask overnight. Here are more resources about making your turmeric face and hand masks at home. 

Turmeric for Skin-12 Benefits and Ways to Use It:

https://greatist.com/health/turmeric-for-skin

Turmeric Face Mask-Medical News Today:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/turmeric-face-mask

Turmeric for Skin-Benefits and Risks-Healthline:

https://www.healthline.com/health/turmeric-for-skin#potential-risks

Get Glowing Skin with Turmeric:

https://helloglow.co/simple-beauty-get-glowing-skin-with-turmeric/

Benefits of a Turmeric Face Mask:

https://www.livestrong.com/article/539544-benefits-of-a-turmeric-face-mask/

How to Remove Turmeric Stains from Clothes, Counters, and Fabrics:

https://www.mollymaid.com/practically-spotless/2019/july/how-to-remove-turmeric-stains/#:~:text=In%20most%20instances%2C%20a%20baking,try%20lemon%20juice%20or%20vinegar.



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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

DIY Embroidery Heart Patch Pillowcase


Today's sewing tutorial is all about embroidered patches. Making handmade embroidered patches are fun to make at home. Some embroidered patches are elaborate and time-consuming to make by hand. Yet, keeping your embroidered patches simple will make it easier for you to make especially if you are a beginner in doing embroidery. Here is the tutorial for making these heart embroidered patches. 


Materials:

Leftover fabric

Embroidery floss thread

Scissors

Embroidery needles

Embroidery hoop

One pillowcase

Fabric marker or a black pen

Heart stencil (optional)

Regular needle (optional)

Regular thread (optional)

 

Begin by using a fabric marker or a black pen with a heart stencil to draw the heart. If you do not have a stencil, you can draw the heart by hand onto the leftover fabric. After that insert embroidery thread in the embroidery needle and begin embroidering. You can follow the outline of the heart or cover the lines to make the shape of the heart. Next, you can continue embroidering the heart depending on how thick you want the embroidery patch to be.

You will need five or six embroidered hearts depending on the size of the hearts. Once the embroidered hearts are complete, carefully cut the embroidered fabric hearts. Then, fold or trim the edges and add embroidery thread around the fabric heart. Then, sew the embroidered hearts onto the seams of the pillowcase using a regular needle or an embroidery needle. In this example, the embroidered hearts can be sewn with embroidery floss thread and with an embroidery needle.

However, you can also glue the embroidered patches onto the seams of the pillowcase instead of sewing the embroidered heart patches. Below are links for more ideas to make your embroidered patches. Embroidered patches can also be made out of circles or other geometric shapes. Keep in mind that each geometric shape will change the look of the embroidered patches. Therefore, make a theme for your embroidered patches before sewing them onto a pillowcase; In this way,  you will not complicate yourself when making the design for the seams of the pillowcase.

 

4 Ways to Make Your Hand Embroidered Felt Patches:

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/diy-embroidered-felt-patches-4047059

20 Easy to Make DIY Patches in Custom Designs:

 https://www.itsoverflowing.com/diy-patches/




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