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Monday, January 22, 2018

Valentine's Gifts for Kids

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When you have kids, you discover a love like you've never felt before. Valentine's Day is not just for couples it's for the whole family to feel loved. So, I wanted to share some cute gift ideas for the kids!

Valentine's Gifts for Kids


Valentine's Gifts for Kids, from parents, cheap, easy, toddler, mothers, sweet, creative, unique, grandparents, daughter, son, Valentine's Day, preschool, for boys, for girls, boy, girl,


Valentine's Gifts for Kids, from parents, cheap, easy, toddler, mothers, sweet, creative, unique, grandparents, daughter, son, Valentine's Day, preschool, for boys, for girls, boy, girl,

Valentine's Gifts for Kids, from parents, cheap, easy, toddler, mothers, sweet, creative, unique, grandparents, daughter, son, Valentine's Day, preschool, for boys, for girls, boy, girl,
  • Excellent quality and reasonably priced.
  • Soft.
  • Perfect for ages 3 and up.
  • Limited edition.

Valentine's Gifts for Kids, from parents, cheap, easy, toddler, mothers, sweet, creative, unique, grandparents, daughter, son, Valentine's Day, preschool, for boys, for girls, boy, girl,

Valentine's Gifts for Kids, from parents, cheap, easy, toddler, mothers, sweet, creative, unique, grandparents, daughter, son, Valentine's Day, preschool, for boys, for girls, boy, girl,
  • Over 120 beads and 5 cords for jewelry making.
  • We have this set, and my daughter spent lots of time playing with it.
  • Well-made!
  • Includes a wood tray for storage.
  • Make beautiful jewelry to keep or giveaway to friends.
  • Endless combinations!
  • Well- known brand.
  • Great for little hands.



Valentine's Gifts for Kids, from parents, cheap, easy, toddler, mothers, sweet, creative, unique, grandparents, daughter, son, Valentine's Day, preschool, for boys, for girls, boy, girl,

  • The perfect gift for you or a special little girl in your life.
  • Soft, warm and cozy.
  • Does not slide down like some socks.
  • Funny saying on the bottom of the sock.
  • Great reviews!


Valentine's Gifts for Kids, from parents, cheap, easy, toddler, mothers, sweet, creative, unique, grandparents, daughter, son, Valentine's Day, preschool, for boys, for girls, boy, girl,
  • Perfect for boys or girls.
  • Lots of colors and sizes run from 6 months to 5 years old.
  • Machine washable.
  • Holds up well after many washes.
  • Fits true to size.
  • Good quality and soft.


Valentine's Gifts for Kids, from parents, cheap, easy, toddler, mothers, sweet, creative, unique, grandparents, daughter, son, Valentine's Day, preschool, for boys, for girls, boy, girl,
  • Includes 21 stories that are written as Mad Libs letters that you can tear out and mail to your friends or family.
  • Mad Libs will send you and your kids into fits of giggles!
  • Educational!
  • I grew up doing Mad Libs, so I'm a huge fan!

How do you celebrate Valentine's Day with your kids?

7 Must Do Home Maintenance Tasks That You Might Be Ignoring

When it comes to home maintenance, some homeowner thinks it’s just about de-cluttering and organization. They believe that it is only about making the house look clean and feel good.

Home maintenance is more than just that. It also involves checking, repairing and replacement of parts in different areas of the house. It also involves some of the below important tasks that many might have ignored for a while.


7 Must Do Home Maintenance Tasks That You Might Be Ignoring For A While

Roof cleaning and maintenance

Getting the roof clean must be a top priority of every homeowner. It also must be checked for possible holes or damages especially after a severe weather condition. Check for possible leaks that can cause bigger problem and damages at the structure of the house. If it’s beyond repair, replace it as soon as possible.

Air conditioner service

Clean the filters regularly. Check the drainage for possible clogging. Clean the coils on a regular basis as well. It’s also a good option to hire the professionals to do the task.

Inspect fire extinguishers

Fire extinguishers have an expiration date. Make sure to check the date out and see if it needs replacement. If not, check out the pressure gauge and make sure it’s still in good condition. Make sure to place the extinguishers in an accessible place.

Inspect smoke detectors

Test and check your smoke alarms regularly. Smoke detector batteries must be replaced at least twice a year.

Check the refrigerator

Schedule a once a month deep cleaning of your fridge. It won’t take a lot of time to do this so make sure to set it. Aside from keeping your food inside the fridge clean, a clean refrigerator also consumes less energy thus a lower energy bill.

Garage cleaning

Although it’s not located inside your house, your garage is also a big part of your home. Make sure to clean it up every once in a while. Remove any old/unused items that you might have. Repair the stuff that needs to be fixed like those cabinet hinges, handles and knobs.

Check your emergency preparedness kit.

Take out all the items in your kit. See if any items need to be thrown out (wear out, expired) and what needs to be replenished. Check your batteries and the flashlight if they are still working. The same thing goes with your first aid kit.


About the Author

Ron is the webmaster of Apartments-For-Rent-In-Michigan.Com. He often writes tips and advice for homeowners, tenants, and landlords. You can visit this blog for more information.

Friday, January 19, 2018

5 Things on Friday 1/19/18



I've had a crazy week. I start feeling exhausted if I don't get my eight hours of sleep. I've had two late nights this week, and I will explain why.

1. I had my annual mammogram this week. This time it came back normal. Last year was my first mammogram, so I had to go back three times so they could make sure I was healthy. I was so thankful that this time it was cleared in one visit.

2. I'm enjoying going to church events more and more as I get to know people better. Last night I had MOPS/Next. I enjoyed chit-chatting and coloring.

3. We didn't check the weather before we went to the barn earlier this week. It usually takes us 45 minutes to get to the barn, and due to the snow, it took us an hour and a half. Plus, we took Keira to visit her friend 5 minutes from the barn. It was an odd night. When we were in the car, we saw a massive flash of light. I saw red out of the corner of my eye, and that's when we experienced the meteor. I usually don't like going out during the week due to getting up at 4:30 AM, but I needed to love on some horses. We didn't get home until late and 4:30 came way too soon.

4. Both girls have had midterms all week. The high school has had multiple half days so today I was able to have a one on one lunch date with Faith. It was nice. I raced home and snoozed for an hour and then headed to the craft store with my friend Bonnie. I've been trying to prep a bit for a crafting weekend I'm going on.

5. My heart broke recently. The barn that we go too is a beautiful place. The owner does a ton of rescue work. Back in the summer, she rehomed a beautiful, happy and healthy horse. Not before she thoroughly checked out the new home and owner. Our barn owner checked on the rehomed horse and noticed it wasn't being fed and tried to get them to give her the horse back. The lady refused and after a month of trying the lady finally said come get your horse. There was nothing left of this mare. She had been starved. She came home and died. It broke my heart. Who could be so cruel and not care for these loving animals? Or, any animal? I think I need to start following after my daughter and become a vegetarian.

How was your week?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

STOMP Metro Detroit Giveaway

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STOMP, THE INTERNATIONAL PERCUSSION SENSATION COMES TO THE FOX THEATRE, MARCH 16-17


 Tickets are on sale now!!

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, returns to the Fox Theatre on Friday, March 16 through Saturday, March 17; part of the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people.

Tickets ($20, $40, $50 and $65) are on sale now and can be purchased at 313presents.com, The Fox Theatre and Little Caesars Arena XFINITY box offices and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611. Series subscription packages and discounts for groups of 10+ are available by calling 313-471-3099.


Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, STOMP continues its phenomenal run with four global productions: the ongoing sell-out production at New York's Orpheum Theatre, a permanent London company, and North American and European tours. Throughout its life, the show has continued to change by creating new material; next year/this year (depending on when the release goes out), it will incorporate two new pieces.  It is safe to say you will never again look at supermarket carts or plumbing fixtures the same way… or paint cans, or kitchen sinks or…

STOMP, an overwhelming success marked by rave reviews, numerous awards, and sell-out engagements, is the winner of an Olivier Award for Best Choreography (London's Tony Award), a New York Obie Award, a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatre Experience, and a Special Citation from Best Plays.

In addition to the stage shows, STOMP has been an overwhelming success marked by rave reviews, numerous awards, an Academy Award nomination, four Emmy nominations and one Emmy Award for their acclaimed HBO special Stomp Out Loud, noteworthy TV appearances including The London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, The Academy Awards (produced by Quincy Jones), Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and a series of award-winning international commercials. 

The performers “make a rhythm out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound,” says co-founder/director Luke Cresswell.  A unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP has created its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression: both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists.  It is a journey through sound, a celebration of every day and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.

Synchronized stiff-bristle brooms become a sweeping orchestra, eight Zippo lighters flip open and closed to create a fiery fugue; wooden poles thump and clack in a rhythmic explosion.  STOMP uses everything but conventional percussion instruments - dustbins, tea chests, radiator hoses, boots, hubcaps - to fill the stage with a compelling and unique act that is often imitated but never duplicated.

Critics and audiences have raved: “STOMP is as crisp and exuberant as if it had opened yesterday,” says The New York Times. The San Francisco Chronicle declares “STOMP has a beat that just won’t quit!” The Los Angeles Times exclaims: “Electrifying! Triumphs in the infinite variety of the human experience.” “A phenomenal show! Bashing, crashing, smashing, swishing, banging and kicking – a joyous invention!” says the Chicago Tribune.


Performance Schedule:
Friday, March 16         7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 17     2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Enter to win 2 tickets to see STOMP on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit! 

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Friday, January 12, 2018

5 Things on Friday 1/12/18


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Five things on Friday is a reflection of my week. I would love to hear about your week in the comments!

1. On Sunday, we drove up north to check on our beach house since the temperatures warmed up. We needed to double check that our pipes hadn't burst. The kids didn't want to go so after church we dropped them off at my parents and headed up north. Having a little alone time with Matt was excellent. It seems rare that we get alone time.

On the way up, we stopped in Port Huron to eat at the Raven. The Raven has excellent soups and coffee drinks. Our server was overwhelmed and didn't put in our order until we complained so needless to say we were in there quite awhile.

Everything at our beach house was in good shape. Matt had to shovel a little bit so we could park.


2. I started a new writing theme for 2018. Instead of writing what I'm thankful for nightly I received the idea from a Vlogger to write about one thing a day that touched me in some way. I quickly found out this is quite hard to do. Each day I've been looking for kind gestures from my family and friends. I have found that even a 
thank you can make your day. Look daily for the simplest acts of kindness.

3. It's hard to believe it's been almost 6 months that I've been working at Qkids.  I'm an online ESL teacher to kids in China. The kids are sweet and usually well behaved. I really enjoy my mornings that I spend in China (well it's like being there). It did take quite a while getting used to getting up at 4:30 AM. 

4. Sometimes self-care is not something you want to do. Self-care includes those dreaded appointments like the dentist. So, today I quit putting off my mammogram and made the call. I even adulted and took my van in for an oil change and tire rotation.

5. I'm all caught up with Jane the Virgin, so I downloaded a few new Netflix shows. I'm in the car for about 90 minutes each day picking up the girls from school. This seems to be the only time that I usually get to enjoy a show. I am three shows in watching The Crown. I'm finding it interesting and found myself googling to learn more about Queen Elizabeth II.

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5 Benefits of Swimming Multiple Days a Week
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