Friday, May 27, 2022

Hello Summer

My son took these photos when we went to Moundsville sometime last year.  While our daughter was practice parallel parking, EJ and I hang out in this kiosk near the parking area.

He's funny when taking photos lol.
He said it is his artistake take in taking photographs which I don't mind.
Got my favorite summer hat gear on and ready for warm weather.

Hope this year's summer would be fun without the restriction of pandemic 2.0 aka monkey pox, ugh.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Fun Decorating Ideas for Your Kid's Bedroom

Your child’s bedroom is the place where they’ll spend their time. It is a place to play, sleep, eat and learn. The role of a kid's room is to provide comfort and safety for your little ones. A kid’s room should be a fun space that encourages creativity, learning, and exploration. It should be organized with plenty of storage space for toys and clothes so that it can accommodate all the activities that kids want to do in their free time. So when it comes to decorating, it’s a good idea to keep this all in mind.

Why You Should Focus on Creating a Fun Themed Kids Room

A fun themed kids room is a great way to provide your child with an environment that will inspire them to learn and explore. They will have fun exploring their creativity and you will know that they are safe. So it is important for parents to make sure that the bedroom is a place where kids feel comfortable and safe.

How to Choose the Best Children's Bedroom Design

When it comes to choosing the best children’s bedroom design, parents have to make sure that they are following the trends and considering the latest decorating ideas. They also need to make sure that they are not overspending on their kids’ bedrooms. A lot of people struggle with how to choose the best kids room in their house because there are so many options out there.

The best children's room in the house should be a place where your child feels safe and comfortable while also having fun. This is why it is important for parents to consider what type of furniture will be inside the room. The colors and themes should be age appropriate for your child as well as for their friends who may visit them at home.

Choosing the Best Furniture for Your Kid’s Newly Decorated Bedroom

If you are looking for bedroom furniture for your child, you should consider a few things. You need to think about the size of your child, their room, and what type of furniture they have previously used. The first thing you should do when it comes to choosing children's beds is to take a look at the room your kid will be sleeping in. If it's a small room, then a single bed would be the best option. If it's not too small, then twin beds may work better because they'll allow more space for activities and playtime.

If you're looking for storage space, then bunk beds may be an option because they provide more than one level of storage space. Bunk beds also offer an opportunity to mix and match colors as well as styles so that your child has their own personal style that reflects their personality. Then there’s also other kinds of furniture to consider and working out what will fit in their room, such as storage for their clothes and toys too.

Choose the Right Colors for your Child's Bedroom

A color palette is a set of colors that are used to create a visual effect. There are many different ways to choose the right color palette for a room, but the most important thing is finding what the space needs. There are a lot of colors that you can use to decorate your kids' bedroom, but you’ll want to make sure that it not only works for the space, but goes with your overall home decor and suits their likes and personality. Think about the colors they like, whether you want to work with wallpaper, and whether or not you’re sticking to a kind of theme for the design too.

How to Keep Your Kid’s Bedroom Organized, Clean & Tidy

Bedrooms are the most important rooms in a house. It is where children spend most of their time. And so it is essential to keep them organized, clean, and tidy. If you have a child who has just started sleeping in their own room, it can be difficult to figure out how to organize the space. Here are some tips that will help you get started with organizing your kid’s bedroom:

1) Keep their toys away from their bed

2) Keep all the books on shelves or on the floor under their bed

3) Make sure that they have enough floor space for playing and moving around

4) Have the right storage options that can house their clothing, toys, schooling work, and anything else they have

5) Encourage them to keep things tidy and have a schedule for cleaning

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Weekend Cuddles Are the Best

The company that my husband works for took away the Good Friday day off in lieu of Martin Luther King's day.  In my personal opinion, I think they should not have taken this holiday from the employees considering that most of the employees celebrates Easter.  Don't get me wrong, I don't have anything against celebrating MLK day, in fact I am all for that, however, they should have retain the Good Friday as holiday as well.
Anyway, my husband requested a day off for Friday so we could do our Friday obligation to church.  I am looking forward for a relaxing weekend.  Weekend cuddles are the best Now that the kids are older, we don't do anything special on Easter except go to church.
So that's how we spent our Easter weekend.  Staying home and relax although our daughter picked up a shift from her part time job on Sunday evening.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Workout

Nobody goes to the gym hoping to get mediocre results. Everybody goes hoping to get the absolute most out of every rep, run, and workout. Luckily for you, researchers also want us to get the most out of our workouts. Try these inefficient strategies to get the biggest benefit from every one of your workouts. 

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Lift Weights

If you only do cardio, you are sabotaging yourself. Your metabolism will actually go down if you only do cardio workouts, making weight loss more difficult. Resistance training, however, helps to build muscle to increase your metabolic rate. You can also help your muscle-building along with some supplements. Click here to find some. 

Listen To Music

Everyone knows that your favorite songs can help to fire you up for your workout, but some studies have shown that people who listen to music, especially slow music after their workout recovered faster than those who went without music. Music boosts the levels of serotonin and dopamine in your body. These hormones are known to encourage recovery. Try listening to a few of your favorite, relaxing songs as soon as you finish your workout. This will help your blood pressure and heart rate get back to normal and recovery happen as soon as possible. 

Swap Stretching For A Dynamic Warmup

Make the most of your stretching. Those who warm up with light dynamic stretches are better able to perform their workouts than those who don’t, or those who warm up with more typical bend and hold style stretches. Think of your body as a rubber band. If you stretch it around a lot and then pull it back to shoot it, it isn’t going to go as far. The same thing happens with your muscles and tendons. However, dynamic bodyweight movements, ones that mimic the workout that you’re about to do, increase blood flow and improve your range of motion without compromising the elastic properties of your muscles and tendons. For example, if you’re about to go out for a run, it’s a good idea to move through about five to ten minutes on lunges, knee raises, and leg swings before you hit the treadmill or the trails. 

Preface Your Workout With Carbs

You might think carbo-loading is something only marathon runners do. Eating carbs before your workout can help you with interval training. Carbs are your main fuel for any high-intensity workout and when your body is fueled, you will get a better workout, both in terms of caloric expenditure and muscle growth, than you would if you were in a fasted state. Even if you like to do your workouts in the morning, make sure you at least eat a piece of toast or some oatmeal before you head into the gym.

With these useful exercise tips, you can get the most out of every single workout that you do, whether at the gym or at home. You can get the best results possible from all your efforts for both your physical and mental wellbeing.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Why It’s Good To Have Less Screen Time

Everyone uses screens for at least a small portion of the day, but many people use them almost non-stop. From the TV to a laptop to smartphones and tablets, it all adds up to many, many hours spent staring at a screen. In a lot of instances, this staring is necessary for work, for socializing, even for relaxing, but that doesn’t mean that too much of it is good for us. In fact, in some cases, it can be very bad indeed. 


There are still studies ongoing that are focused on determining exactly how bad these hours of screen time are (the devices haven’t been around long enough, but the findings so far certainly suggest that we should all cut down if at all possible. Here are some of the reasons why. 

It’s Bad For Your Health

Screen time is bad for your health in several different ways, but perhaps the most obvious is your fitness level and weight. When you are using your screens, you will most likely be in a sedentary position, either sitting at a desk or on a sofa, or perhaps lying down in bed. Where you are, whatever you are doing, the lack of physical activity can mean that you just aren’t getting enough exercise. Not only that, but your circulation can be affected because you aren’t moving around enough. The key to a healthy amount of screen time in this case is to limit yourself to a shorter amount of time each day and use the rest of the time you would have been in front of the screen exercising. 


If this is not possible due to work, you should leave your desk and walk around the office – or, better yet, outside – every hour to ensure your circulation isn’t restricted. 


Planning Becomes Difficult 

If you’ve been wondering why your ability to make plans seems to have deserted you, and you can no longer process times and dates as well as you once did, this could be because of the amount of screen time you are currently having. Studies have shown that those who spend a lot of time in front of their screens (particularly those who play lots of video games) tend to have less brain function in their frontal lobes. One of the problems this causes is your ability to plan properly. 


Planning your day-to-day life is something that can help us immensely. We need to know what we can get done and when, such as organizing mold and water damage restoration, and we need to understand how much money is in the bank. We also need to be able to plan things even further ahead, such as vacations and breaks away, for example. 


Your Brain Can Suffer 

We know that too much screen time can cause us physical damage and harm, but it can also be an issue when it comes to your brain’s performance too. This could be due to the way that this technology ‘uses’ the brain and teaches it to work. If you want your memory to improve and you want to have your brain working at its very best, reducing screen time is the way to do it. On top of this, you can also do brain training games, or perhaps just enjoy a good book or find a hobby to stimulate your brain. 


Some apps and games can indeed be used on our devices for brain enhancement too, and these can be useful but not if they make you use even more of your time up using a screen.