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Seeing the small moments in a sea of chaos

There are many sayings to make yourself or someone else feel better when life is turned upside down. When life gives you lemons, it will make you stronger, you will be a better person, etc, etc, etc. While these platitudes may try to make us feel better, those simple words cannot bring a sense of calm or peace. They are simply words. Still what is a person to do?

Right now our family is preparing for a move. New job, new home, new life. Exciting - right? Scary - right? Chaos - you better believe it. While there are moments of fun, joy and excitement, the downside is trying to sell a house. Anyone who has been through this endeavor will tell you that fun is not the word to describe it. The disappointment, rejection, waiting are all adjectives that add to the emotional roller coaster of the big life change. 

I ask myself everyday, why doesn't someone like the house where I've raised my kids for years? How can no one see value in my home that I cherish? How can the light color blue of my bedroom be so off-putting that a potential buyer won't make an offer? (does that mean that I have to paint, again?) The ups, downs and waiting is driving me to my brink. 

Yesterday, as I waited patiently, anxiously and eventually for my phone to buzz with a showing request (none came by the way), I had a moment. No, it wasn't an epiphany or some great breakthrough. I just realized that I have to find the little moments of happiness. It won't be a big thing, it may not be a even be an hour, but it will come. I happen to find it in a picture. 

Going through some photographs yesterday, I saw this one picture of a shell. The shell was crammed into a bigger rock. I don't know how or why I saw it on the beach. Everyone else had climbed a rock to look at the whales in the distance. But, I found this tiny, beautiful shell. I had a moment that was just mine and I took a breath. 

While this picture of the shell didn't wipe away the concerns that I have in my life right now, I did find a moment. There's no offer on my house. I didn't get any showings. But, I did take a moment to remember the good things. So, next time that I feel like the weight of everything is just too much, I will try to see the small moment in that sea of chaos that is part of life.

Making A Wine Basket

As holidays, birthdays and other special occasions approach, you might begin to think about the ideal gift for a family member or friend. An idea for something that has a personal touch are wine and cheese gift baskets. These are ideal gifts if you aren't sure what to give to someone. You can add small touches to the basket, such as cookies or candy, to make it personal instead of getting a basket o gift that you would find in the store.

Start with the basket. You need to find something that can hold all of the items that you plan to give. Try to match the type of basket or container to the occasion, such as a picnic basket for someone who likes the outdoors or a mixing bowl for a housewarming basket. Put colorful paper or liner in the bottom of the basket for added support and to help create a level surface.

If you know what kind of wine the person likes, then choosing the wine will be rather easy. A Merlot is good for someone who doesn't drink a lot of wine. You could also choose a dry wine for someone who likes to explore various flavors. Another idea is to get small bottles so there is a variety of flavors to choose from in the basket.

Cheese is a food that pairs well with wine, but make sure you add crackers or something else to go along with the cheese. Make sure it's non-perishable as you don't want the cheese to melt while it's in the basket. Pasta, olives and salmon also go well with cheese and wine. For the person who has a sweet tooth, chocolate or cookies are wonderful solutions.

When the basket is finished, you can add personal touches such as wine glasses or wine stoppers. Try to choose items that say something about the personality or the hobbies of the recipient. Secure all of the items in the basket, wrapping the entire gift in clear plastic wrap so that nothing is damaged before you give the gift. A large bow can be added to the top for a colorful touch.

Long lasting freshness with Renuzit Sensitive Scents

As the temperatures rise, homes get ready for the annual spring cleaning. Washing, dusting, cleaning takes place all around the house to make everything fresh after the long, stagnant winter. While I may want to open the windows to let in the bloom of spring flowers, the spring pollen defeats my hours of cleaning. What is a solution to making the house smell fresh, Renuzit Sensitive Scents.

Renuzit Sensitive Scents is a line of scent refreshers that have been designed to ensure effective, long-lasting, and pleasing scents. These products offer subtle fragrance without overpowering your senses. The aromas bring a sense of welcoming and relaxation.

Available in three aromas, Pure Water Blossom & Cucumber, Pure Ocean Breeze, and Pure White Pear & Lavender, these three scents offer a balance of bright, sweet and refreshing. The Pure Water Blossom & Cucumber bring bright, fresh notes to the room. The Pure Ocean Breeze brings the crispness that you expect from walking the shore. The Pure White Pear & Lavender offers a subtle, relaxing tone to wash away potential stresses.

As with personal scent preferences, the Renuzit Sensitive Scents are available in three experiences. The scents are available in a trigger spray, which can target the scent in specific areas. For example, the spray is a lovely way to introduce the lavender scent to a relaxing bedroom. The adjustable cones are perfect for small spaces, like bathrooms. With a four week life, the bathroom smells are a distance memory. The universal scented oils are best for larger open areas. Plug one into the family room, playroom or entry way to make the whole area feel more welcoming.

The Renuzit Sensitive Scents line is available at a variety of retailers. Price varies on locations. For more information and availablity, please visit www.renuzit.com/sensitive-scents.

GranDDe Burrito at Dunkin' Donuts, breakfast all day your way - review/giveaway

Have you noticed that breakfast has moved beyond the waking, dawn hours? Looking back, breakfast for dinner was special treat. From the eggs and bacon to a stack of pancakes, the dinner table set like a breakfast buffet was cause for celebration. With families’ busy lifestyles, breakfast any time of the day is a great option. At Dunkin’ Donuts, items like the Dunkin’ Donuts GranDDe Burrito, everyone can enjoy a delicious, filling breakfast item any time of the day. 

When it comes to enjoying breakfast any time of the day, guests want a meal that is satisfying, delicious and easy. The Dunkin’ Donuts GranDDe Burrito is a wonderful option for the busy family, breakfast lover or someone wanting a break from the boring, fast food options. Since everyone is constantly on-the-go, breakfast isn’t just the first meal of the day. Sometimes it is served morning, noon and night. With a meal that includes protein, carbs, and bold flavors, the GranDDe burrito keeps guests coming back time and again. 

Available in a sausage or veggie option, the Dunkin’ Donuts GranDDe Burrito is savory, bold burrito that is full of flavor. The 10-ounce breakfast burrito combines a spicy omelet with jalapenos, red bell peppers and habanero pepper jack cheese. The GranDDe Burrito is mixes rice, beans, corn, fire-roasted peppers, and onions. This meal combines the breakfast items that guests crave with the bold flavors that families want.

Having recently tried the new GranDDe Burrito, I was extremely satisfied with this new all-day breakfast item. The flavor combinations were bold, yet not extremely over-powering. The spice levels were pleasing, without completely overpowering the palate. I found the tortilla crisp and not soggy. All the ingredients were balanced. Overall, I was extremely pleased with my choice.

While the 10-ounce GranDDe burrito is quite filling on its own, guests can add an order of Dunkin’ Donuts hash browns. The Dunkin’ Donuts hash browns are lightly seasoned, delicious crispy bites. The seasoned hash browns compliment the GranDDe Burrito as well as any Dunkin’ Donuts breakfast sandwich.

The GranDDe Burrito is one of several all-day breakfast items. From traditional breakfast favorites to new creations like the GranDDe burrito, Dunkin’ Donuts is the one-stop location for the whole family. Parents can fuel up with coffee and keep the energy flowing all day long.

Since life is busy and sometimes chaotic, the Dunkin’ Donuts mobile pay app is a convenient way to get all the Dunkin’ Donuts favorites.  Plus, the app brings many benefits and savings directly to their members. From birthday perks to special savings, the Dunkin’ Donuts app makes putting your favorite items in your grasp even easier.

Are you ready to enjoy a new Dunkin’ Donuts GranDDe Burrito, hash browns, latte or donut?  Dunkin’ Donuts has graciously given me a $25 gift card to give away. Please use the Rafflecopter to enter. 

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Disclosure: The writer was compensated for this post.  All opinions are her own and were not influenced by any person or entity. Dunkin' Donuts is providing the gift card to the winner.

AdoramaPix, turning moments into beautiful keepsakes

We all have thousands of pictures on our phones, cameras or other digital devices. It is time to take those amazing images off the screen and transform them into art. With AdormaPix, you can create beautiful wall art that will delight friends and family.

AdoramaPix helps people turn their digital photographs from abstract computer files into beautiful keepsakes designed to last a lifetime. Their contemporary metal prints capture memories in rich color and vibrant detail. Because your images are infused right into the metal, and not painted on the surface, their metal prints are extremely durable. Not only will your metal image be water and weather proof, but scratch resistant as well. You can even clean it with glass cleaner. Your memories deserve to live in true, archival luxury with AdoramaPix metal prints.

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Disclosure: The writer may receive a free AdoramaPix for writing this post. 

Simple moments turned into beautiful wall art

Decorating a home can be difficult. From the countess magazines, television programs and Pinterest, inspiration is everywhere. Still, these picture perfect layouts can almost become stifling. The beautiful homes seem almost unattainable. The normal family probably has piles of papers sitting on the counter and laundry by the bed. Still, one simple item can bring a little inspiration into any home.

Personally, I love to hand pictures that I took on family vacations around our home. Granted, many of these photographs have family in the shot, a few pictures are just simple, nature stills. In this post, I have a shared a picture that I took on our family's vacation to South Africa. To the casual observer, this shot of flower is pretty, but to me it means much more. It captures a memory of a trip that was an once in a lifetime experience.

Since I wanted this picture to be perfect, I wanted to make sure that the printed canvas was handled properly. Canvas Discount did an amazing job with my photograph. The colors are vibrant and the contrast in the images comes through on the canvas. There was no color bleeding or blurring.

With so many pictures from my trip, I like to have many options to hang on my walls. Canvas Discount allows me to print many of my personal photographs in various sizes. The quality product at reasonable prices means that I never have to stare at a blank wall. From large, like the one above, to groupings of smaller prints, I can relive every moment that as special meaning to me and my family.

It's time to get those pictures off your computer and onto your walls. Canvas Discount can make it happen.