Wednesday, June 29, 2011

4th of July Crafts and Recipe Free Ebooks - Your Coupon Wednesday!

Wow! This is an awesome FREE 4th of July Gift for you today for this week's Coupon Wednesday, brought to you by FaveCrafts!

While I was searching for coupon deals in the Free We Use Coupon Community, I found a FREE Ebook full of 4 of July Crafts and Recipes. As you know, 4th of July is just around the corner and there will be a lot of fun with family and friends. There will also be grilling and outdoor entertaining so I thought it would be wise to give you a little head-start on your holiday planning for this Coupon Wednesday!

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This eBook also includes a 4th of July recipe collection that will create a great spread, but won’t leave you panting over a hot stove all day. These summer recipes are quick and easy and are sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

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Included in this 69-page eBook:

4th of July Crafts

4th of July Crafts: Sewing
Create a patriotic tote bag (Page 6) to carry supplies to the fireworks, applique shirt (Page 17) to wear and/or a stars and stripes pillow (Page 16) to decorate your home.
4th of July Crafts: Paper Crafts
Create a fun star pinwheel (Page 23) for your garden, a decorative wall hanging (Page 21) or a red, white and blue star wreath (Page 25).
4th of July Crafts: More Crafts
Crochet an American flag afghan (Page 31) or create a flag from inexpensive foam and scrap fabric (Page 36).
4th of July Crafts for Kids
Keep the kids entertained on the holiday or prepare them for 4th of July with these fun craft projects. Our favorite is the Patriotic American Flag Pin (Page 49). These are great activities for a group too.

4th of July Recipes

Find the perfect recipe for your BBQ or outdoor gathering this 4th of July. These other hand picked July 4th recipes from the Editor's of include Red, White and Blue Dessert Squares (Page 68) and Pork Kabobs (Page 58), and great grilling recipes, salads and refreshing summer desserts. Enjoy all of the red, white and blue recipes.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Senior Citizens and Habitat for Humanity - Monday Motivation

Community is about giving back to the less fortunate. When we all come together to share our time, we are investing into something that is greater than ourselves. We are a family unit from different walks of life and sometimes different cultures but we all serve one purpose. 

In the following video, you will see how senior citizens from a local senior living facility is volunteering with a great organization, Habitat for Humanity, to help build homes for the less fortunate. One lady in the video said it best, it is a way for them to give back to the young people so that they may reach the level they have achieved. 

They have the time and with the time comes a priceless gift to someone else in need.

If you are a senior citizen or the family member, take the time to explore the different ways you can volunteer your time in the community. It will enrich your life. I guarantee it.

Have a great day and many blessings to you and yours on this Monday.


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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Inspiration:Transformation in You

Sometimes its hard to smile when you feel pain in your body or aches in your bones. You wonder how in the world will you get through the day. Your mind wants to work overtime to get chores around the house completed, but your body says, "NO WAY!". 

Personally, I know how it feels to be under the weather, we all do at some point in our lives, but we should not let it become who we are. Today, instead of letting the pain in my head from sinuses give me a bad day, through it all, I smile. 

Take some time today and ask yourself these questions. I do believe that when we ask ourselves the right questions, the answers do appear. They may not be what you want them to be, but you ultimately receive the truth and that is what begins the healing process. 

So ask yourself:
1. What am I going through today that's creating havoc in my life?

2. How am I letting it affect me in a negative way?

3. What kind of affects is it having on the people around me, whom I love dearly (children, grandchildren, girlfriends, tennis buddies, etc.)?

Remember, we allow things to create the person we are at any given moment. How can we turn these situations or problems around to work in our favor? 

Now, it's time to restate your issues at hand in a more productive manner:
1. What am I to learn from this problem or situation? 

2. How can this pain, lack of, or vulnerable moment create in me a better person or voice for others?

Sunday Inspiration
Today, find the Transformation in You:

Have a blessed day,

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Sleeplessness and Senior Citizens

Today for your HealtheFolk Friday, I wanted to touch on the importance of sleep in a senior citizen's daily routine and what to look for if they develop sleeplessness.

Here is a great video on important tips your senior citizen can follow:

Happy Friday!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Whole Foods Deals 6/22-6/28 from We Use Coupons Community

I love to shop at Whole Foods for all of my vegetarian foods and even desserts. They never disappoint with their large selection of Soy Ice cream. Mmmm Good! The first day of Summer was yesterday, so it's good to stay cool and why not stay cool healthy, right? Here are some great coupons for you I found in the We Use Coupons Free Community. Join us Free Today!

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday Inspiration: Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

Today is Monday and for most of us begins a new week of work and opportunities to be of purpose. If you are one of my retired senior citizens, then this is another new week for you to reinvent yourself and discover new possibilities for you as you look to the greater good in need of your wisdom.

This is a great video that I hope will inspire you to reach for opportunities and believe in possibilities that reach way beyond your wildest dreams.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Your Triumph - Spirit of the Marathon: Sunday Inspiration

This morning I was tossing and turning in my thoughts and wondering what to say to you for our Sunday Inspiration. Then, I took a deep breath and became one with my mind, body, and spirit, and began to feel so alive and as if I've completed my first marathon. In retrospect, I can say that in these past few months, for me, it has been a true test of will and courage.

This feeling of achievement and burst of energy led me to a great video, The Spirit of the Marathon, to share with you how your triumph is transformational. I don't know how many times I say to myself, "when is the day going to come when I have reached the place in my life where I feel just right, not too anxious, not too complacent, but right in the middle?" Then I realized that the best place to be is in the state of being where you feel as if you have triumphed over something greater than you could possibly imagine.

In this video, these marathon runners are of different age groups. They all have their own personal stories of why they decided to test their will-power and bodies for 26 miles of road. They train and train, some just hoping to reach the finish line to prove to themselves that they can do it. Others, use their marathon journey as a form of financial inspiration for their families in other parts of the world.

The affects that your triumph has on you depends on how long and hard the road is to achieving what you personally believe is neverending.

On this Sunday, take the time to look in the mirror and place your hand over your heart and say these words:
I choose to triumph over that which is greater than myself
by trusting that I can with what I have, presently, inside and out.
Peace be with you,

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Olive Oil Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk - HealthFolk Friday Spotlight

More Olive Oil in Your Diet May Help Lower Risk of Stroke
By Denise Mann, WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
Olive oil
June 15, 2011 -- Cooking with heart-healthy olive oil and using it for salad dressing may cut stroke risk, according to new research published online in Neurology.

In the new study, seniors who regularly used this healthy monounsaturated fat had a 41% lower risk of stroke compared to their counterparts who never used olive oil.

“This is the first study to suggest that greater consumption of olive oil may lower risk of stroke in older subjects, independently of other beneficial foods found in the Mediterranean diet,” study author Cecilia Samieri, PhD, with the University of Bordeaux and the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Bordeaux, France, says in an email.

So what exactly is it about olive oil that may lower stroke risk?...READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Office Max - Highlighters Coupon!

Office Max has a 5 pk. of Sharpie Accent Highlighters are on sale this week for $2.99. There is also a printable coupon that makes them totally FREE in-store!

To find the coupon:
  • Go to the Office Max Weekly Ad
  • Scroll down and click on the button that says “Extra Savings”
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Coupon Wednesday: Safeway Coupons 6/15-6/21 by Savvy Gem

Coupon Wednesday

Safeway Savvy Coupon Savings 6/15-6/21 brought to you by Savvy Gem

Here are just a few ways you may be able to save using coupons*: 

Jimmy Dean: $4.49 - $.55 coupon = $3.94

Frosted Flakes: $3.49 - $1/2 coupon = $5.98 for 2

Raisin Bran: $3.49 - $.70 coupon = $2.79

Gorton's Seafood: $5.99 - $1/2 coupon = $10.98 for 2

Wanchai Ferry: $6.00 - $1.50 coupon = $4.50

Macaroni Grill Meal Kit: $6.00 - $1.50 coupon = $4.50

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Motivation: Les Brown, Live Full-Die Empty

I have had the privilege of listening to some great speakers both LIVE and through recorded CDs and DVDs and I must say that Les Brown surely takes the cake. He is a true pioneer and one to model after if you are wanting to break into the newness of life that you so much deserve. I happened across this outstanding video of Les Brown speaking on the topic, Live Full, Die Empty and I wanted to share with you how powerful this insight he shares can be in your life.

Whether you are recently retired or getting prepared to enter retirement, this will help you to stand on both feet a little easier and with open arms to a greater life of possibilities. If you are still in the workforce and trying to understand how to change your current situation, I personally, recommend that you stop what you're doing and take a listen to this man, Les Brown, as he gives you a short lesson on how to Live Full and Die Empty. Then if you're so inclined, you can get the full DVD of the entire session to listen proactively in your own home and/or with others in your family.

It will start you on a better path and hopefully trigger an idea or concept inside of you that has been sitting and pruning, just waiting for the right moment or chance encounter to reveal itself. 

Today, I was in the Trader Joe's with a senior and ran into a senior gentleman who had a T-shirt that said, "I'm currently away from my computer...". I suddenly began to smile and I told him that I loved his shirt and he eventually said, "I've retired. I really find myself spending more time behind my computer," and he laughed with joy. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to just sit behind your computer after retirement and live the life that was destined for you? 

Well, it's your time and it's my time and everyone's time who reads this, to step out of the box and create a life where we all Live Full so that we may Die Empty when that day should come. Enjoy.


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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Inspiration: You Were Created Perfect

It is truly a wonder how we are all different. We all come from different cultures and have different ways of understanding. When we were born from the womb of our mothers, we were created perfect in God's eyes. He created us for His ultimate purpose and sometimes that purpose can seem hard to find and even understand. 

As we go through the stages of childhood to our teenage years and then to the final stage of adulthood, we begin to adopt the practices, traditions, and mentality of our family and others with whom we associate ourselves. However, ultimately, we were created by God and created perfect. 

The media, your friends, and some of your family, at times, may make you believe that you are not perfect in the skin you're in. You may think that you have to improve your face, your hips, your stomach and even your personality, but no, we were created perfect by God.

Personally, I find it a great pleasure to be among different cultures. I learn how they think, their perceptions of others and how really similar we are when it comes to sharing our love, joy, peace, and even spiritual hopes with each other. It is truly something to marvel as I drive or walk the streets and see us as humans living our own purpose and sharing our hopes and dreams with others. 

On this Sunday, I pray that you will look in the mirror at yourself and see how beautiful and handsome you are in the skin you're in. The human body you were created with is a blessing from God. The shade of skin, the wrinkles on your face which shows how seasoned you are, the love for life that you exhibit in your smile and the eyes, nose and lips, with which you use to help other identify you, are perfect.

I know it may seem hard at times to accept who you are with all the noise in the atmosphere, but know that there is only One who loves you more than anything. He is the ultimate provider as well as the ultimate answer to all your prayers and struggles. He created you for His purpose and know that with any handicap you may feel that you have, He can use you with that. If there is a limb missing that you feel shy of, know that He is ready to use you as a voice for his purpose. 

Remember, you were created perfect.

Have a blessed Sunday,

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Inspirational Video: Over 90 and Loving It

Alrighty, I had to share with all of my senior citizens and their families how important it is to live to the fullest each and every day regardless of age. Today, senior citizens are reinventing themselves over 90 and loving it!

Personally, I can't get enough of all the great articles, videos and books that share how senior citizens are defying stereotypes and doing great things to keep themselves happy in the next phase of their life after retirement. 

Here is a great video I just had to share with you and I hope it will enrich your life to keep on moving and trusting in the fact that you are a much better person, inside-out, each year you get older. I'm happy to have seen another birthday on June 9th and I'm looking forward to many more! 

Enjoy the video HERE or Watch Below!

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HealtheFolk Friday: Water Aerobics for Senior Citizens

Welcome to another HealtheFolk Friday where today we will share with you the benefits of Water Aerobics. I was with a friend on yesterday and she loves sharing all the fun activities that she's apart of and she is in her 60s and absolutely loves her water aerobics class every week.

I have heard a lot of about this type of exercise and how it is a lot more easier for senior citizens to work out their muscles.  Here are also some benefits to water aerobics:
Water Exercise is especially suited to:
- people attempting to regain strength and flexibility after an injury or surgery,
- sedentary people just starting an exercise program,
- individuals wanting to lose weight and gain muscle tone,
- fitness enthusiasts and athletes seeking to maintain or increase their fitness level, and
- aquatic therapists and exercise instructors looking to expand their knowledge of water exercise.

I found a great video explaining the benefits of water aerobics for senior citizens, which you can watch here or below this post!  

The summer is almost officially here in a couple more weeks, so if you're into staying fit or getting fit, I would recommend finding your local YMCA or community pool where there are classes and get started! I'm going to go myself along with my friend to experience it for myself! YAY!

To a healthier you in 2011,

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Aubut Life Rubbermaid Giveaway!

Aubut Life Rubbermaid Giveaway 

Rubbermaid has been around for over 70 years and continues to be an innovator in household products.

Their newest product is their Glass Food Storage Set with Easy Find Lids. The set comes in 8 pieces and has coordinating lids that snap on to the bottom of the containers for storage and even snap to other lids to keep everything together! 

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