A Short But Helpful Buying Guide To Pearl Jewelry

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Most women love wearing jewelry, and pearl jewelry is one of the must-have items to go into any female’s accessory box. Aside from diamonds, pearl jewelry is considered the most timeless and desirable of them all. Here are some tips to help you with your purchase:

 

When shopping for pearl jewelry, you have numerous options. There are pearl earrings, pearl necklaces, and more. Not only do you need to consider the type of jewelry you are going to buy, but you also need to look at the style. For example, when it comes to necklaces, you have everything from chokers, to collars, to princess necklaces for sale. Your decision will largely depend on whether you are looking for something for casual, formal, or eveningwear. 

You also need to watch out for fake pearls. You may be tempted to buy them because of their cheap price tag, but be warned that you’ll find “pearls” made of lower-grade materials, such as cheap plastic. Instead, opt for cultured pearls, as you know that they have undergone a long and careful creation process. 

 

Another important feature is the lustre of the pearl. This relates to how the light reflects off the surface of the pearl, and thus the lustre should be bright and sharp. Whether buying pearl necklaces or earrings, you need to consider size and shape too. In regards to the latter, a round pearl is very rare, and that’s why it’s the most desirable. Finally, the color is also an aspect to consider, and you have everything from classic white to romantic pale pink to choose from.

If you use the tips that have been provided in this post, you should have no trouble finding the perfect pearl jewelry for your requirements. From lustre and color to jewelry type of style, there are many aspects to bear in mind. This piercing jewelry shop suggests that you get expert help if the person has only recently had the piercing should you be looking for earrings or something of this nature.

 

What Type Of Pearl Necklace Is Right For You?

If you take a look on the Internet, you will see that you have a huge selection of pearl necklaces to choose from. There are so many designs, colors, and styles. This can make it difficult when trying to narrow down your search. So, what type of pearl necklace is right for you? Read on for a helping hand. 

In general, there are six different types of pearl necklaces, which are generally categorized based on their length. These are as follows – rope, opera, matinee, princess, choker, and collar. A rope necklace is over 114 cm in length and suited to eveningwear. An opera necklace is between 71 cm and 68 cm and suited to both formal and eveningwear. A matinee necklace is suited to both business and casualwear and is between 50 and 60 cm in length. A princess necklace is ideal for all formal, business, and evening occasions, and is between 43 and 48 cm in length. Whether you’re going out for lunch with friends or to a special awards ceremony, you can’t go wrong with a choker necklace, which is between 40 and 45 cm in length. Finally, a collar is between 25 cm and 30 cm and this is a style that is ideal for evening or casualwear. Thus, by considering where and when you are planning on wearing the necklace, you will have a better idea of what type of pearl jewelry to go for. The other jewelry pieces you buy, such as pearl earrings, will depend on the style of necklace you go for, as you will want them to complement each other well. Other considerations include pearl color, shape, and lustre.

 

Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield— Evolving Skies Announced

Launching worldwide on August 27, 2021, Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies includes Eevee and all of its Evolutions in the same expansion, and each Evolution of Eevee will appear as both Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX. Additionally, Dragon-type Pokémon like Rayquaza VMAX and Duraludon VMAX will make their first appearance in the Sword & Shield Series of the Pokémon TCG as part of the new expansion

Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies includes Eevee and all of its Evolutions in the same expansion, and each Evolution of Eevee will appear as a Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX. Some Eevee Evolutions will also have Battle Styles, such as Single Strike Flareon VMAX, Rapid Strike Vaporeon VMAX, Rapid Strike Sylveon VMAX and Single Strike Umbreon VMAX.

In addition, Dragon-type Pokémon including Rayquaza VMAX and Duraludon VMAX will make their first appearance in the Sword & Shield Series of the Pokémon TCG. Dragon-type Pokémon have strong attacks but require multiple types of Energy, which will lead to even more engaging and strategic gameplay.

Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies will be available in booster packs, special collections and two versions of the Elite Trainer Box, with one featuring Umbreon, Flareon, Jolteon, and Leafeon and the other featuring Sylveon, Vaporeon, Glaceon, and Espeon. The full expansion includes the following cards:

  • 15 Pokémon VMAX
  • 18 Pokémon V and 33 full-art Pokémon V
  • 24 Trainer cards and five full-art Supporter cards
  • A new Special Energy card

Trainers interested in playing with the expansion before launch can do so with the Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies Build & Battle Box, available through their local participating Pokémon TCG retailer starting August 14, 2021. Each box contains four Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies booster packs; a 23-card Evolution pack featuring key cards from current and prior sets, including one of four alternate-art promo cards; and a deckbuilding tip sheet.

Amazon Giveaway for June

Happy June and welcome to our amazon giveaway.  We have a bunch of awesome bloggers that came together to bring you thins giveaway.

Giveaway:
One winner will receive a $45 Amazon Gift Card. See below for terms and conditions. Open to U.S. residents and Canada. You must be 21 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 6.30.21.

All entries will be verified—only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Any person who has won a prize (or whose household has won a prize) in any promotion sponsored by the Sponsor in the past thirty (30) days before this contest start date is not eligible to win a prize in this contest. Entrants who have created social accounts purely to enter Competitions or Sweepstakes will not be eligible to win. All social accounts used must be public.

The winner will be chosen randomly through Sweep Widget and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. Void where prohibited by law. One person entering per household, please.

Keeping Up With Loved Ones In Nursing Homes

At some point, all of us are likely to have to make a choice on how we meet the needs of our aging parents. Since only a few of us are able to set aside the time and energy needed to provide full-time care in our own home, we are most likely to look at finding a place for them in a care facility, more commonly referred to as a nursing home. However, it’s important to make sure that we still keep in contact with them for a variety of reasons.

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The real danger of isolation

The first and best reason to make frequent visits a part of your routine is simply to make sure that you are still involved in your loved one’s life and they are still part of yours. Isolation is a very prevalent and growing problem in the older population, and those who live in care facilities tend to experience it even more. Isolation can lead to increased feelings of stress and depression but has also been shown to have a link to an increased risk of developing certain types of dementia. As such, it is essential that your loved ones still feel a connection to the community and their family. Aside from simply making contact yourself, you can help encourage them to get involved with group activities in the facility if they’re taking a while to adjust.

 

Ensuring their safety

Of course, we have all heard, at one point or another, some new stories or anecdotes about the kinds of neglect and abuse that can happen at the hands of carers. Most care providers work hard to ensure the safety of their residents and clients, but that doesn’t mean we should be in dark about the risk until it’s too late to do anything to stop it. You can take measures to identify nursing home neglect. Signs of unexplained physical injury, bedsores and withdrawal (such as lack of communication, easier agitation, and unusual behaviors) can be signs of severe abuse or neglect that you should act on as soon as possible.

 

Adjusting their care

Even if your loved one is safe and relatively happy within their new environment, they may still need you to occasionally act in their interests. You may find it a lot easier to advocate for them than they would. Talk to your loved ones about the kind of help that they might feel that they need. It could be that there are some aspects of life in the nursing home that they would rather change but haven’t spoken up about it themselves. Of course, if you find that the facility isn’t able to provide the kind of care that they want or need, you might want to consider whether you should change care providers move them into a place that is better suited to their needs.

 

If you want to make sure that your elderly loved one is being treated with the care and compassion they deserve, it’s important to continue making the effort to check on them.

Crowd-Pleasing Desserts for Family and Friends

It’s no secret that the part of meals that many people look forward to most is the dessert. We never really grow out of wanting to know what’s going to come at the end of the meal, and it’s especially exciting if it’s a family favorite or something of a showstopper. Making desserts at home might often seem like it’s not worth the effort. You can easily pick up a cake or pie, or maybe some ice cream, from the store. But preparing your own desserts doesn’t have to be that time-consuming, and you can make something that impresses everyone without a lot of effort.

 

Homemade Ice Cream

 

Making ice cream at home might seem like something that’s out of your reach. Admittedly, it is much easier to do if you have an ice cream machine. However, you don’t have to have an electric churner to make ice cream yourself. There are recipes that don’t require an ice cream machine, and you can even make pistachio ice cream at home – or any flavor you like – using a blender. The joy of homemade ice cream is that you can add any flavors, colors, or extra treats to it. Once you have a basic recipe figured out, you can play around with it.

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Pies and Cheesecakes

 

A pie or cheesecake is always a crowd-pleaser, whether it’s for a family dinner or a dinner party. It’s also easy to make ahead and there are plenty of recipes that are really not that difficult to follow. It’s also often pretty easy to cheat a little by buying ready-made dough or crust, so you can remove one of the more difficult steps. There are all kinds of flavors and fillings you can try, plus you can choose recipes that require baking or those you can just put into the fridge to set.

 

Chocolate Fondants

 

If you’re looking for an impressive dessert for a dinner party, you can’t go wrong with a chocolate fondant. Well, they can go wrong fairly easily, but a little bit of practice makes perfect when it comes to chocolate fondants. It’s all in the timing, so working out just how long to leave them in your oven is a must if you want them to come out with a gooey center. They shouldn’t take too long to master, but it’s definitely worth doing a practice run before you decide to serve them to your guests.

 

Cakes, Brownies, and Traybakes

 

When you have a lot of people to serve, you don’t want to mess about with individual portions. A dessert that can easily be cut up into as many pieces as you like, depending on size, is ideal when you have a big crowd. So if you’re getting ready for a barbecue or potluck, a tray of brownies or a cake could be the ideal solution. You can make it in advance and some will even keep for a couple of days if you store them properly.

 

It’s easy to present a crowd-pleasing dessert without having to pull out all the stops. A little bit of presentation goes a long way too.

This Summer’s Mini Collection Features Mini Versions Of Vintage Hess Toy Trucks #hesstoytruck

We got these Hess Trucks free in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are our own.

I Love that you can leave the trucks on the little black displays or you can take them off to roll around and pay with.  y son loves collecting different things so he wanted to keep them on and he loves them.  The detail on them is fantastic.  They really thought of every little thing with these trucks.

Hess Toy Truck’s limited-edition Mini Collection ($29.99) tradition has launched, featuring highly detailed, small scale versions of classic holiday Hess Toy Trucks from the past. The 2021 little legends are on sale TODAY exclusively at HessToyTruck.com.

This year, Hess reaches way back to the 1960s, 1980s and 1990s to their storied history of Christmas morning magic as kids unwrapped the must-have toy trucks. The 2021 Mini Collection features the 1968 Tanker Truck, the 1980 Training Van, and the 3-in-one 1997 Hess Toy Truck and Racers — for a combined total of five toys! The set boasts pre-installed batteries, chrome accents, articulated cabs, free-rolling wheels and three detachable display bases with name plates.

If you are anything like me you grew up loving Hess trucks and I love that my son can now love them and collect them too.

Make sure to check out the website and see all the awesome trucks they have.

How to Manage Your Stress as a Busy Parent

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Every parent has days when there seems to be way too much to do and never enough time to do it. Trying to raise kids, take care of a home, and complete all the other jobs you need to fit into your day can leave you feeling tired and stressed, which makes it difficult to stay on top of the tasks on your to-do list. Being a parent is the most fantastic job, but it is undoubtedly full-on and tiring. Finding ways to manage your stress is vital to prevent it becoming all-consuming. 

 

When stress is ongoing and shows no signs of stopping, this is referred to as chronic stress. Suffering from chronic stress can cause physical effects such as headaches and difficulty sleeping. To be the best parent you can and ensure you feel at your best, it is crucial to take care of yourself. Here are some tips to help your stress as a busy parent:

 

Write Everything Down

Trying to keep all the things you need to do in your mind without forgetting them can be a significant challenge and add to your stress. Writing everything down is an excellent way to relieve the pressure of trying to remember everything and should make your life so much simpler. As well as writing down important dates and things you need to get done, it can also be helpful to keep a journal. 

 

Journaling each day is an excellent way to reclaim your headspace and acts as a mind dump where you can let out everything you are feeling and write it all down. The process of getting your feelings down on paper can be incredibly cathartic and bring a sense of release.

 

Don’t Do Everything Alone

If you often feel frustrated because you have to do every chore around the house yourself, then taking action to change this is a wise idea. If your kids are old enough, you may want to set them some age-appropriate chores. Getting the family to help out will prevent you from becoming resentful about doing all the jobs single-handedly and should mean you spend far less time on chores each day.

 

Take Care of Yourself

In the whirlwind that is family life, you may find it hard to make time to do anything for yourself. Setting aside some time every week to take care of yourself is vital. Looking after the basics by ensuring you get enough sleep and eat food that nourishes you is also crucial. Some people also find it helpful to buy cbd oil to reduce their stress levels and relieve anxiety as a pick-me-up.

 

Let Go of Perfection

If you find yourself comparing your life with people on social media, now is the time to stop. Trying to pursue perfection and portray an idyllic family life can pile on the pressure and make you feel even worse. Letting go of perfection and finding balance in your life is the best way to enjoy quality time with your family.

The God of Mischief has Arrived at Loot Crate!

Celebrate the release of Marvel Studios’ Loki on Disney+ with the officially licensed Marvel Studios Disney+ Capsule Collection

Get hyped for a new capsule collection of officially licensed Marvel apparel inspired by the best Marvel Studios’ Disney+ shows. Celebrate the release of the latest Marvel Studios’ show Loki alongside your other favorite Super Heroes (and villains) with this Loot Crate collection of limited-edition and premium apparel. Each item in the collection pays homage to the enormously successful run of shows including Marvel Studios’ WandaVision, and Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, as well as the newly released Marvel Studios’ Loki.

 

Marvel Studios’ Loki has arrived in this officially licensed Loki T-shirt. Showcase your love of the God of Mischief with this super soft T-shirt. The Loki shirt is $25 plus shipping.

This officially licensed collection starts off with a Marvel Studios’ WandaVision Long Sleeve Tee, showcasing the power of The Scarlet Witch. This one-of-a-kind Tee has a silhouette of The Scarlet Witch in the front and Marvel Studios’ WandaVision marked on the sleeve. The long-sleeve shirt is $30 plus shipping.

 

 

The second series, Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+, is celebrated with this Loot Crate limited-edition long sleeve Henley. The Henley is $35 plus shipping.

 

This is a limited-edition Capsule Collection available only at Loot Crate. Order each item seperately or save and purchase all three for $80 plus shipping. Items will ship to your door this fall. Order yours now before they sell out!

Celebrate the release of Marvel Studios’ Loki on Disney+ with the officially licensed Marvel Studios Disney+ Capsule Collection!

Celebrate the Marvel Studios’ Disney+ shows and order your officially licensed Marvel Studios Disney + Capsule Collection merchandise here:

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Giveaway: Fun Summer Time Learning to Keep Kids Sharp

 

It’s so important to keep our kids learning throughout the summer.  It helps to keep them focused and engaged. It also helps keep  their academic skills sharp and polished and can help them excel in their upcoming school year.

I use to always purchase workbooks and flash cards for the next academic grade my son was entering, for him to work on during the summer.  It helped tremendously, and he always did well in his school year.  I feel that it gave him confidence by understanding what he would be learning in his new school year.

I have some great learning materials to keep your kids Math and Logic skills sharp during their summer vacation, from some of my favorites, Weldon Owen and Think Tank Scholar.



Weldon Owen Workbooks

Help kids skip the summer slump and keep their minds sharp with the new Train Your Brain workbook series with Weldon Owen



These beautifully illustrated and colorful workbooks feature math and logic problems that will keep your kids minds sharp during summer downtime. They are perfect for rainy days and road trips.

They feature skills for ages 7 and up to help kids develop critical thinking and math principals through engaging and basic techniques. The books offer a variety of puzzles, brain twisters, word problems, number puzzles, sequence challenges, matching puzzles, grid games and more.

 

 

Links to order:


Train Your Brain: Logic Games- https://amzn.to/2RAMrfj

Train Your Brain: Math Games- https://amzn.to/3f85whX

 

Think Tank Scholar Flash Cards

The award-winning Think Tank Scholar recently launched their new Pocket-size math flash cards perfect for families on the go.
 
The convenient size set includes 600 pocket-size addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division flash cards which provide an easy, smart and effective way to make learning fun.  Ideal for elementary and middle school students, the cards Include all addition, multiplication and division facts 1-12 and all subtraction 1-15.  In addition, the set comes with 24 teaching methods as well as 20 fun learning games.
 
Think Tank Scholar’s mission is to inspire a lifetime love of creative thinking and learning through educational games and materials that are both fun and thought provoking.  
 
Purchase these and other flash card sets by visiting Think Tank Scholar website.

 

 

GIVEAWAY 
 
 
One winner will receive a Summer Learning Prize Pack valued at $40.97. Open to residents of US 48 contiguous states aged 17 and older.
 
All entries will be verified—only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Any person who has won a prize (or whose household has won a prize) in any promotion sponsored by the Sponsor in the past thirty (30) days before this contest start date is not eligible to win a prize in this contest. Entrants who have created social accounts purely to enter Competitions or Sweepstakes will not be eligible to win. All social accounts used must be public.

The winner will be chosen randomly through Gleam and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. Void where prohibited by law. One person entering per household, please. Winner chosen 6/18/21.

“Fuller House: The Fifth and Final Season” on DVD & Digital June 8 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Did anyone else follow along with the Fuller House Crew?  I loved this series and I LOVE that it brought back all my favorite childhood charters. The final season is now coming out on DVD and I can not wait to add it to my collection.  I loved how they ended the series  we actually got an ending and it was awesome.  We finally get to see Who D.J will be with.  This has been more then 20 years coming I am so excited.

NETFLIX HEARTWARMING FAMILY COMEDY

FULLER HOUSE:

THE FIFTH AND FINAL SEASON

COMES TO DVD JUNE 8, 2021

FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Two-Disc Set Features All 18 Season Five Episodes

 

Fuller House: The Complete Series Featuring All Five Seasons

Will Also Be Available Day-and-Date

 

Twitter Pitch: Own the fifth and final season of one of TV’s best-loved family comedies FULLER HOUSE and FULLER HOUSE: THE COMPLETE SERIES on DVD 6/8 from @WBHomeEnt.

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BURBANK, CA (April 7, 2021) – Join the Tanner, Fuller, Gibbler clan for another fun-filled season in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s release of Fuller House: The Fifth and Final Season, available on DVD June 8, 2021. Get set for 18 hilarious new episodes, featuring guest appearances by the original Full House cast. Fuller House: The Fifth and Final Season will retail for $24.98 SRP ($29.98 in Canada). The fifth and final season of Fuller House will also be available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers on June 8.

Fuller House: The Complete Series, which includes all five seasons of the series, will also be available for fans to own on DVD for $99.99 SRP ($112.99 in Canada).

In the fifth and final season of Fuller House, the Tanner childhood house is fuller than ever with DJ’s three boys, Stephanie’s new baby, and Kimmy’s feisty family, as the she-wolf pack prepares for a triple wedding and celebrates all the memories that have led them there. More life-defining moments await all the members of the Tanner household, as one of television’s favorite family comedies draws to a close. Viewers won’t want to miss the series’ heartwarming finale, as the beloved Tanner clan bids farewell after five entertaining seasons!

The series earned a 2018 Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Outstanding Children’s Program.

Fuller House is the continuation of the ‘90s ABC series Full House in which eldest daughter D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure, Full HouseA Christmas Detour) is now a veterinarian and recently widowed mother trying to raise three boys on her own.  She is joined by her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin, Full HouseWalt Before Mickey) and best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber, Full HouseThe Skateboard Kid 2) and Kimmy’s teenage daughter Ramona (Soni Bringas), who move in to lend their support and help raise D.J.’s kids.  Additional members from the Full House original cast make guest appearances throughout the series.

The original Full House, which centered around three grown men raising three girls in San Francisco, premiered in 1987 on ABC and became an instant hit with viewers. The family friendly series became a pop culture phenomenon. It was praised by fans for its wholesome comedy, lovable characters and valuable life lessons. It aired for eight successful seasons and later aired in syndication. Fuller House premiered on Netflix in February 2016.

18 EPISODES:

Season 5

1. Welcome Home, Baby to Be Named Later 10. If The Suit Fits
2. Hale’s Kitchen 11. Three Weddings and a Musical
3. Family Business 12. Cold Turkey
4. Mom’s Night Out 13. College Tours
5. Ready Player Fuller 14. Basic Training
6. The Mayor’s Bird 15. Be Yourself, Free Yourself
7. DJ’s Amazing 40th Birthday Race 16. The Nearlywed Game
8. Four Dates with Kimmy Gibbler 17. Something Borrowed
9. A Modest Proposal 18. Our Very Last Show, Again

 

Digital

The fifth season of Fuller House will be available to own on Digital on June 8, 2021. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, Xbox and others.

The Basics

Fuller House: The Fifth and Final Season

Street Date: June 8, 2021
SRP: $24.98 / $29.98 (Canada)
Running Time: 540 min. (feature)
Configuration 2 DVD-9s
Aspect Ratio: 16×9 Widescreen
Audio: English (5.1)
Subtitles: ESDH, French

 

Fuller House: The Complete Series

Street Date: June 8, 2021
SRP: $99.99 / $112.99 (Canada)
Running Time: 2,250 min.
Configuration 10 DVD-9s
Aspect Ratio: 16×9 Widescreen
Audio: English (5.1)
Subtitles: ESDH, French

 

 

 

The Credits