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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

6 Simple Beauty Tips For Moms



 

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Every woman deserves to step out in style while looking and feeling their best. But with the kids, spouse, house chores, work or business on your shoulders, making time to look glamorous may seem like an impossible task. But this is not entirely the truth. The truth is that you can tackle every task while still looking stylish. The trick is in knowing how to pull this off without wasting time. Fortunately, several beauty tips are available for your benefit, including the following. 



Friday, January 12, 2024

SHREK THE MUSICAL COMING TO DETROIT AS PART OF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR



 

Tony Award® winners Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire revisit score and book ahead of anticipated tour that includes a stop at the Fisher Theatre August 2 – 4

(DETROIT, MI) Fifth Estate Entertainment, Round Room Live and Broadway In Detroit are thrilled to announce that an all-new version of SHREK THE MUSICAL will depart Duloc to embark on a cross-country national tour that includes a stop at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre August 2 – 4. Audiences can expect a SHREK that feels both familiar and refreshingly new, inviting everyone to “fall in love all ogre again.” Tickets for SHREK THE MUSICAL go on sale Friday, January 26 and will be available online at BroadwayInDetroit.com and at the Fisher Theatre box office starting at Noon.



Wednesday, January 10, 2024

WICKED ANNOUNCES $31 DIGITAL LOTTERY FOR ALL DETROIT PERFORMANCES




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WICKED ANNOUNCES $31 DIGITAL LOTTERY FOR ALL DETROIT PERFORMANCES

PERFORMANCES BEGIN JANUARY 24 AT 

THE DETROIT OPERA HOUSE



Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Health Tips for New Moms: A Guide to Surviving the Baby Jungle



 Hey there, Super Mom! Welcome aboard the Motherhood Express – choo choo! You’ve just entered a realm where coffee is your lifeline, and the unexpected is the new normal. Think of it as a never-ending game of Whack-a-Mole, but instead of moles, it’s diapers and laundry. Let’s buckle up (or should I say, diaper up?) and dive headfirst into this delightful chaos.


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1. The Chaos Club

Your house? Picture a tornado meeting a toy store. Embrace the mess – it’s your new decor! Forget about those dishes; they’re just playing hide and seek. And the laundry? It’s practicing its mountain-climbing skills. Your primary goal is survival and making sure the mini-you doesn’t turn into a tiny Tarzan.



Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Caring For Your Children's Wellbeing In The Most Important Ways



 When you are a parent, arguably the number one concern you have is your child’s health and wellbeing. As long as they are healthy and well, you are going to rightly feel that you have done your job as a parent, and this is exactly what you should have been doing. Of course, it can be challenging to know exactly what to expect here and how to approach it, but in general you are going to find that it’s something you can always improve upon.


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In this post, we are going to take a look at what you can do to ensure that you are properly caring for your children’s wellbeing in the most important ways. All of the following are hugely important concerns when it comes to that, so let’s take a look and see what you might want to bear in mind here.



Thursday, November 9, 2023

Winter's Coming: Here's How To Prepare Your Home For It



 

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You know when winter’s around the corner because the air gets crisp and the leaves turn golden! Whether you live in the middle of a bustling city or are out in the remote backcountry, preparing your home for winter makes sense.

Preparing for winter isn’t just about having some cozy blankets to hand or keeping your feet warm on cold floors. It’s about checking your home will keep you all safe and warm - whatever the weather.

To that end, take a look at these practical suggestions to help you winter-proof your abode and keep stress levels to a minimum:

Check For Drafts

Firstly, you should check all external doors and windows for drafts. When the air gets chilly outside, your indoor HVAC system will have to work hard to keep you warm, which ultimately results in higher heating costs.

If you find any drafty doors or windows, find suitable ways of sealing them, such as replacing damaged frames or sealing holes with silicone sealant. It’s an important check you should conduct every year before winter.

Service Your HVAC System

Another annual check you must complete before winter approaches is servicing your HVAC system. It’s a job that you should ideally let a professional complete, as certain safety risks are involved during HVAC maintenance.

Some HVAC maintainers offer annual maintenance plans to help you budget for the cost and not worry about unexpected repair fees. Consider getting quotes from a few suppliers to help you determine the average cost you can expect to pay.

Service Your Leaf Blower

Leaf blowers are invaluable for keeping driveways and paths clear of leaves and even snow during winter. They are simple machines to operate and are easy enough for any competent DIYer to maintain and repair.

If your leaf blower isn’t working as expected, the good news is that leaf blower replacement parts are available here. It can also make sense to buy a second leaf blower to have as a backup.

Test Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Keeping your family and yourself safe will undoubtedly be your top priority. One way to achieve that goal is by testing your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors before the winter months arrive.

That’s because you’ll most likely use your home's open fireplaces and gas heating appliances during that season. Testing those devices is straightforward, and if any of them don’t work, it usually means you have to replace the batteries that power them.

Insulate External Pipes

One final winter task to complete before the snowy season arrives is insulating all external pipes, such as those that provide water to outside faucets. Thankfully, it’s an easy task to do as you can insulate them with lightweight foam material that “slides” onto the pipes.

Final Thoughts

The above examples are some of the most essential tasks you can complete to make your home winter-ready. Always have a professional carry out maintenance on systems like HVAC and furnaces to ensure their safe and efficient operation.




Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Adagio Teas Advent Calendar Review!



 I received a gift certificate for the sole purpose for this review

Adagio Teas Review


Ever since becoming extremely caffeine sensitive about 15 years ago, I've become a huge tea lover. No tea bothers my caffeine sensitivity so I don't limit myself (I do stay away from Yerba Mate and Oolong) and love to enjoy tea hot or iced. When Adagio asked me to review their new Advent Calendar I quickly obliged. I can't turn down the chance to try some good loose leaf tea!

I was sent the new 2023 Advent Calendar to check out! This is such a fun one for the month of December and counting down to the Holidays. And inside was some YUMMY tea options. Most are no-low caffeine, a few are higher, but my daughter indulged in those. 

This advent calendar is officially available to purchase, as of today!!!!