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Six Stocking Stuffer Suggestions!๐Ÿ˜Š

Well, Black Friday has arrived once again.

I thought it was rather low key (based on the Amazonย  Canada site) after all the sales offered earlier this week. I did place an order this morning though.๐Ÿ˜‰

How is your shopping going? Are you planning to spend more or less, this year?

I’m sharing a few of my favorite items (with reviews) ideal as stocking stuffers or other small gifts.

Hope you enjoy them and find these suggestions helpful.

Andalou Circle of Light Hand Cream, Lavender Scent.

My absolute favorite hand cream!

Rich and creamy, but not greasy.

Good ingredients, reasonable price.

Lovely, natural not overpowering scent.

Available wherever Andalou products are sold.

And this line of their products supports charities that empower women and girls, around the world . ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ It’s all good!๐Ÿ˜Š

 

Six In One Metal Tool Pen

Joe and I both โคย  these pens.

So handy and so nicely made too.

Less than $8 as of today, at Amazon.

Click link above to read my full review.

 

Raincoat Peelable Nail Polish

๐Ÿ‘ฃ The only nail polish I use! ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

Definitely NOT just for kids.

Comes in a wide range of colors.

A lot less “scary” ingredients, compared to regular polish.

With the top coat that they provide it stays on until you soak and peel. No remover required!

Click link above to read my full review.

 

Prime of LifeYoga DVDs

I can’t imagine NOT doing yoga!

It’s been such an important part of my life, for so many years.

For anyone just starting out with yoga or perhaps, looking for a new regime, this is an excellent series to check out.

Larry Payne focuses on “the Prime of Life” age group, those 45-75. But it is great for people of all ages.

Click link above to read my complete review.

 

Cat Craves (cat treats)

Not to leave the felines out, this one is Mr. Cheddar approved!๐Ÿ˜ธ

His new favorite treat, he just โคโคs Cat Craves.

I appreciate that they have better than average ingredients and are reasonably priced.

Available at all major pet stores including Pet Smart, Amazon and Chewys.

 

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Jelly Belly Fruit Flavoured Snacks

Aย  fun snack for kids of all ages.๐Ÿ˜

Six snack sized portions in each box.

Much better ingredients than most gummie type candies.

I โค the colorful packaging too.

Available at many retail and online stores.

Happy Shopping and Happy Week!๐Ÿ˜Š

More “Simple” Pleasures๐Ÿ˜Š

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I made a big batch of slow cooker party mix last week.

And today, I’m enjoying a little dish of these yummy morsels, along with a good, long Kindle browse. A simple pleasure.

It got me thinking again about all the simple (but special) pleasures in life we can so easily take for granted.

Here is a short list of some of my:

Simple Pleasures…

-Enjoying the morning outside, with a fresh organic coffee and sunshine on my face.

-Curling up with a good book under a warm, cozy throw.

-Creating something special in the kitchen.

-Watching a new plant sprout and come to life as it breaks through the soil.

-Listening to church bells on Sunday morning.

-Savoring a pleasant memory from long ago.

-A long, brisk walk.

-Rain on my face.ย 

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๐Ÿ˜Š The list really does go on and on.๐Ÿ˜Š

What is one of your favorite-

Simple Pleasures?

Hope You Have a Wonderful Week!

 

 

๐ŸMy Autumn eBook Promos๐Ÿ

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I have several FREE promotions and Countdown Deals coming up, for all my Kindle ebooks, starting tomorrow, and continuing throughout October.

Check out all the details and dates at:

Kindle Promotions

๐ŸHappy Reading and Autumn!๐Ÿ

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HELP!! ๐Ÿ˜ŸMy Links Have Disappeared.๐Ÿ˜ข

I was doing a little blog cleaning last week, removing some old links from my sidebar, etc…

I don’t know how it happened, but now, as you can see, my blogroll is no longer visible (for all the links I had, further down on my sidebar).

The links ARE still there, when I check on the DASHBOARD, but they are no longer visible at this blog.

Yes, I did check that each one is still โœ” as visible and that each one still has a category .

And I did post this issue on the Forums, unfortunately, the answer I got was just basic and didn’t address what actually happened here.

I DID remove one category while working on this and that is where I think the trouble started. Now I don’t know what to do.

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If you’ve ever had this happen here at WP, please let me know how you fixed it.

As you know, there is no WP Support anymore, except for the Forums, so I don’t know what to try next.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!!!

The Joy of SOCKS!๐Ÿ˜Š

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I’ve done a lot of knitting and crocheting over the years.

Shawls, blankets, sweaters, gloves,hats…..

I’ve loved every minute of these creative pursuits.

But there is nothing quite like makingย REAL socks for the first time, for the ultimate knit satisfaction!๐Ÿ˜Š

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Unfortunately, many novice knitters in particular are very intimidated by the steps involved in making that first sock.

That’s where a really good how-to sock guide, book, site or video can be invaluable.

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Unfortunately, one of my favorite how- to sock guides by Sandra Harris, is NO longer available at Amazon.๐Ÿ˜”

But there ARE plenty of resources out there for the wannabe sock knitter.ย It is a lifelong knitting skill SO worth learning.

 

RAVELRYย is a great place to start.

Sign up is free and easy, if you’re not already a member. A fun and worthwhile place to visit, with a multitude of resources, for knitters at all levels.

 

And with ๐ŸŽ„ Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ only weeks away, this is a great time to start thinking about those perfect handmade ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ.ย 

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Socks Made With โค Areย  SO Special!

The Unpacking Continues…

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After our recent move on Vancouver Island, we’ve been spending a LOT of time unpacking.

We had MANY, many boxes in storage, for years. Some even from my mom’s place. Slowly but surely, the end is in sight.

I love to giveaway things I no longer need and so far we’ve donated over 100 boxes of various items, to charity. Having garage sales just didn’t seem worth the time.

In -between unpacking and other commitments, we’ve been enjoying our new home and the incredible weather we’ve been enjoying so far this summer.

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Mr. Cheddar is doing great too.

He hasn’t changed much through the years. People are always amazed that he’s 17 plus years and still so healthy and active!

Happy Week to All!๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Summer and Blogging Updates!๐Ÿ˜Š

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Hope this yummy photo grabbed your attention!

This one is from my first cookbook, Not Just for Vegetarians. One of my all time favorite food photos.Wish I could take credit for the actual photograph but the recipes ARE all mine!๐Ÿ˜Š

Just a quick update post for today but more recipes crafts, Mr. Cheddar updates… to follow!

I’ve decided to resurrect my two WordPress blogs, this one and also, my poetry blog: My Poetic Path.

I have missed posting here at WordPress and also visiting my favorite WP blogs on a regular basis.

Stop by to read all the details HERE.

I’ll be back soon with a new Veggie…post.

For now, Happy Summer!๐Ÿ˜

Merry Christmas 2018!

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And all the best in the New Year!

PS: If you are in need of some holiday gift ideas/inspiration, check out my new gift list, with something affordable for everyone on your list.ย 

My New Groovy Flip Flops and…

….a couple of blog address updates.

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First, the fun stuff.ย 

My new, oh SO comfy flip flops from Dawg’s.

I just LOVE them!ย 

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You can read my full reviewย ย WHYย  I love them so much at My Real Life Reviews.

 

The blog address updates are for my two Blogger sites:

My author’s site is now at:ย 

geraldinehelenhartman.blogspot.com

My review blog is now at:

myreallifereviews.blogspot.com

 

I had so many hasslesย with my previous domain provider NAMECHEAP, that I finally gave up using the two custom domains I previously had registered with them.ย 

If you happen to be looking for a domain provider, avoidย  NAMECHEAP!

You can read more about all the problems NAMECHEAP caused me (so much time wasted, big loss of readers, $$ lost….) here.ย 

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I wish you a safe, happy and memorable summer!ย 

Enjoy all of summer’s beauty, wherever you are.

Happy (almost!) Spring and…

Happy Spring and Review Blog Update…

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Spring fever has already hit this year!

I canโ€™t waitโ€ฆ.how about you??

I hope itโ€™s a magical season for all of you.

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Also, please note new address for my review blog:

My Real Life Reviews

is now at:

http://www.myreallifereviews.xyz

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