Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

My grandparents are getting older and they are getting more unstable on their feet, whether they like to acknowledge it or not.  Everyone knows someone who is at risk for falls.  Whether it is a parent, grandparent, or other loved one, it is scary to think about falls because of all the injuries that can occur from them.  The most important thing for falls is fall prevention before they even happen.  This article will review important fall prevention information, like…

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DIY Borax Crystals

DIY Borax Crystals

Why grow DIY borax crystals you ask?  My son is big into treasures because of a school project that had his class defining and collecting treasures.  Since then he has been collecting rocks, crystals, sticks, and anything shiny to keep in his treasure jar.  The jar is almost full, and I decided growing some crystals would be an awesome project to add to his shiny collection.  The crystals turned out to be beautiful, fun, and educational.  Both of my kids…

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Christmas on Kauai

Christmas on Kauai

I am so excited to share all about our Christmas on Kauai.  It was so much fun with the kids.  We mostly got to visit with family and a few friends.  Everyone was crazy busy, so I’m sorry if we missed you on our trip home.  If you’re from Kauai then hopefully this will bring back some awesome memories and if you’re planning to visit this is a short list of ideas for your trip that are “must do” items…

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How to Survive a Nuclear Bomb; Your Questions Answered

How to Survive a Nuclear Bomb; Your Questions Answered

Hawaii’s false ballistic missile alarm on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:07 am struck fear into the hearts of many.  For 38 minutes, residents across the state of Hawaii feared the worst.  Even my children and I said goodbye to my husband and told him how much we loved him, as he was at work and separated from us at the time.  The fear and then the following anger has been so great that there have been death threats issued…

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Nuclear Bomb Preparedness

Nuclear Bomb Preparedness

At 08:07 this morning, Hawaii residents received the following text: BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. In certain areas the civil defense alarms also went off. Specifically in Aiea and on Kauai some of, not all of, the alarms went off. Did you know what to do? Thank God the alarm was false and an hour later the false alarm was made official by another text and multiple news outlets.  Whether someone…

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AAFP Decides to NOT Endorse HTN Guidelines

AAFP Decides to NOT Endorse HTN Guidelines

Oh snap!  Amid all the controversy about the new, stricter hypertension (HTN) guidelines put out by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has decided to NOT endorse the new hypertension guidelines.  Find out why they disagreed and what does this mean for you? I posted this news to Instagram and Facebook previously.  But, this is the first opportunity I’ve had the time to write a post about…

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Personalized Water Bottles

Personalized Water Bottles

One of the very first projects that I tried with my Cricut cutting machine was personalizing and labeling water bottles with adhesive vinyl.  It’s a fun and functional project.  These personalized water bottles also make great gifts.  Here’s the simple 3 steps needed to make your very own personalized water bottles.   3 Steps: Choose a Water Bottle Cut and Weed the Design Adhere to the water bottle Choosing a Water Bottle Ideally water bottles should be smooth to allow…

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WIN A CRICUT MAKER

WIN A CRICUT MAKER

UPDATE:  This Contest has ended Unfortunately, I didn’t win.  Hopefully you or someone you know won, let me know if you did!  I will continue to post any contests in the future.  Continue reading this post to find out more about the Cricut Maker and the rest of their family of machines.   Win a Cricut Maker!  Auntie Tay, an avid crafter and Cricut user, has a contest going on right now to win a brand new Cricut maker!  …

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Pleather Glitter Iron-on Gifts

Pleather Glitter Iron-on Gifts

Need an easy and personalized gift?  Try making one of these super cute pleather glitter iron-on gifts.  I’ve been trying to get my craft on and use my Cricut more.  I LOVE my machine, but it’s always hard to find the time to make all the ideas I want to.  Here are the very easy steps to customize a unique gift for friends, family, and loved ones.  I love the way this project turned out so much that I will…

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Kids Christmas Crafts

Kids Christmas Crafts

Looking for fun kids Christmas crafts and activities, then this post is for you!  We spent an amazing time on Kauai over the Thanksgiving break.  It was all family time with my parents, sister, and grandparents.  All credit goes to my crafty mother because it was full of some amazing crafts and activities that were easy and fun for the kids to do and this post is meant to inspire that Christmas spirit with some minimalist kids Christmas crafts. I…

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