Thursday, June 21, 2018

Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

⬅️⬅️⬅️We've been to Houston quiet a few times already but never really pay attention to this hidden gem. This genourmous waterwall is located adjacent to Williams Tower near the Houston Galleria. We were impressed with how tall this waterfall was. Definitely a sure stop on your trip to Houston. Oh, and it doesn’t cost’s free! .
"The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park, located at 2800 Post Oak Boulevard, is 2.77 acres and features a 64-foot semi-circular architectural fountain that re-circulates 11,000 gallons of water per minute as it cascades down the water wall structure’s inner and outer walls. The Hines Waterwall Park, surrounded by 186 live oak trees, has been and will continue to be the community centerpiece for Uptown Houston, the nation’s 14th largest mixed use business center."

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Save Your Family from Financial Stress | #JennyLife

This is a sponsored post with Jenny Life Insurance and BraVoMark. All opinions are mine.

Providing a stable financial future for our family is one of our main goals as parents. We work had each day to make sure that we are able to provide their needs and create a stable future for them even after our death. Today, the average North American traditional funeral costs between $7,000 and $10,000. This is why acquiring a life insurance should be a priority. We shouldn’t view it as an added expense that we can put aside and deal with at a later time but instead something that we should attend to as soon as we can.

While it can be understandable that we worry sometimes about having to have enough funds to cover all our daily expenses, the benefits that a life insurance can give us outweigh the cost of having to pay for the small monthly fee.

Life insurance can provide the financial security that your loved ones need when you’re no longer there. The responsibility of paying for any outstanding debts and other financial obligations will fall solely on your dependents after your death. Do you want your spouse or your children to be burdened with having to deal with the financial stress of looking for a way to pay for your debts, loans and even your burial and final expenses? I’m sure you don’t want that to happen.
Today is the perfect time for you to finally get that life insurance that you and your family needs. The small monthly fee that you will have to pay will be worth it especially when it comes to the peace of mind that you will have knowing that your loved will be okay financially even after your death.

Jenny Life is the latest app on the market that uses modern technology to allow moms to get life insurance that is right for the whole family. Download  Jenny Life Android App or Jenny Life iTunes AppStore App today for more details!

Here's what can a life insurance policy offer you:
✓ Soften the blow from a loss of your essential income
✓ Leave a tax-free inheritance to those left behind
✓ Provide funds to fuel the dreams of loved ones
✓ Cover burial and final expenses
✓ Help pay for home expenses 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Take a Fun and Relaxing Cruise Getaway

Going on a vacation is one of the best bonding activities that you can do with your family. If you want to be able to visit different destinations with your family in just a week or more then going on a cruise is your best option.
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You don’t even have to worry if members of your family belonging in different age groups because there are activities that are tailored for every age group. For the younger members of your family, there are kids’ camps that they can participate in where they can learn new skills such as drawing, dancing or baking. They can also watch shows or spend the day at the waterpark.
There are also different on board attractions for teens such as rock climbing walls, sports courts, mini-golf courses, skating rinks, water slides and pool areas designed specifically for teens. Teen lounges are also available where teens can hang-out and socialize. Your teens will never be bored when they go on a cruise ship vacation.
And there are, of course, different activities that you can enjoy with all the other adults that are also looking to have a great time during the cruise. Aside from the usual activities that you can do relax and get away from all the stress at work and at home, there are activities that you try for the first time.

Whether you’re looking for a night of fun and entertainment or you’re trying out you luck and maybe win some cash, you can try the casino promotions that the cruise ship offers. Whether you’re in one of the biggest cruise ships in the world or in one of the smaller and newer ones, you are sure to have a great time playing at their various table games such as blackjack and poker as well as their highly entertaining slot machines.
Going on a cruise is definitely worth it if you’re looking to spend a couple of your days with your family visiting different places, participating in different activities and enjoying the various amenities that the cruise ship offer. So the next time you need to get away from all the stress that work and home life may bring, then consider going on a cruise with your family.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

5 Fun Vacation Souvenirs For Your Friends

You're about to head home from a vacation, but you want to pick up a little something for your friends before you do. What gifts will make them smile? What will show them that they were on your mind even while you were apart? Here are just a few ideas for fun and occasionally thoughtful gifts.
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1. Novelty Shirts
"My friends went to NYC and all I got was this lousy t-shirt." It's a bit cliche, but it's also a classic vacation gift, and your friend is sure to see the humor in it. This is especially true if they've never actually received a lousy vacation t-shirt before. They might exclaim, "Oh, I've always wanted one of these!"

2. Food
Everyone loves a present that you can eat, and if you've gone somewhere exotic where the menus are completely different from back home, your friends will probably love the chance to experience something new. The easiest thing to get through customs is packaged snacks, but you can also check or ship alcohol or novelty foods.

3. Jewelry
Jewelry can be hit or miss since you have to make a guess about what the person would actually wear, but you can get around this hurdle by buying them something cool, unique or deliberately ostentatious. For example, they might not actually wear a shark tooth necklace around town, but they'll still be wowed when they open it.

4. Local Artwork
This is a nice gift for people who enjoy art and culture. If you've traveled to, say, a rustic mountain lodge full of good old-fashioned country charm, you can buy them an eagle or bear carving that encapsulates the spirit of the destination. Your friend will get to enjoy a little taste of the place where you've been.

5. Location-Themed Gifts
If all else fails, get them some notebooks, calendars, key chains or bottle openers with the name of your destination on them. Airports are full of gifts like these, so you'll have your pick of knick-knacks. Just be sure to buy your friend something that they'll actually use!

These are just a few vacation gifts that you can give to your friends. At the end of the day, it's the thought that counts, so don't stress too much over your choice in souvenirs. As long as you buy something with the sincere intention of making them smile, you should get your wish.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Tips for Freezing Food with a Vacuum Sealer

Using a vacuum sealer can save you plenty of money. First, you have to put it to good use and not use. When you regularly use a vacuum sealer, you extend the life of your food and buy in bulk. Sometimes you may buy a kitchen item and not feel comfortable using it. Do not worry, the following is eight tips to help you freeze food using a vacuum sealer:  

1. Pre-freezing Food Correctly is Important

You put fresh fruit in a freezer bag and stick it into the freezer. What happens? You get watery squishy fruit. You can freeze fruits, meatballs and veggies. Just spread out the food on a cookie sheet and pre-freeze them. You can also pre-freeze other food items like pastas and soups in plastic containers. Always pack the food down using a spatula or spoon before pre-freezing it. This gets the air bubbles out of the bag. After the food is frozen, remove them and use the vacuum sealing process.

2. Know When to Leave Food Uncooked When Freezing Food

There are a lot of meals such as soups that are great reheated. You can cook these meals, freeze them and preheat later. However, other foods like that ground turkey you love buying or ground beef should not be cooked before it is frozen. The only exception is if is part of a meal such as spaghetti and meatballs. The meatballs should be cooked prior to freezing.

3. Label Your Food

It happens to everyone. You package the food knowing you will remember what it is. A couple of months later, you can’t remember what you packaged. Always write what the meal is on the package with a permanent marker. This will help you avoid making mistakes when preparing meals.

4. Use a Vacuum Sealer for More than Freezing Food

The best thing about vacuum sealing, it is versatile. You can use it to seal food that can be placed in the pantry and refrigerator like a block of cheese or dry goods. Here is a tip: you can seal flour as long as you keep it in the original package.
5. You can Freeze Extra Food
Once you start sealing your food, you can make twice the size of an original meal. Immediately vacuum seal the extra food after you finish making it. This helps to preserve the food at its peak of freshness. You can use disposable foil pans to make it easier to heat and serve the dish later.  

6. Make Sure to Buy the Bags Use to Seal the Food

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Some people want to cut corners when vacuum sealing food. For example, they want to use or bags that aren’t for vacuum sealing to save money. Never do this. Vacuum sealing bags are available for a specific reason. They are designed to seal the food better than using a regular bag. For example, they keep the moisture and air out of the food. A regular bag cannot do that.

7. You Should Always Properly Portion out the Food

You can clean and reuse most of your vacuum sealing bags. The bags you’ve used for raw meats can’t be reused. They often contain remnants of bacteria. Regardless of whether you use a new or used bag, portion the means out properly. You don’t want to have double the food in one bag. This means you have to thaw out the entire bag and possible waste some food.

8. Learn How to Cut Meat

One unexpected benefit to freezing food is that you become your own butcher. Buy meat such as hamburger, pork chops and steak in bulk. You can separate them into individual pieces and freeze them separately. You can thaw out one or more pieces for a meal later. It may take less of your valuable time to cut meat than waiting and watching your local butcher do it for you. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

4 Ways to Find Personal Success During Parenthood
Raising kids can seem like its own full-time job. For most of us, by the time we get breakfast on the table in the morning we already have a laundry list of to-dos waiting to be accomplished. Sometimes the day-to-day of parenthood can seem overwhelming—you are not alone. Although it can be stressful, being a parent is highly rewarding. But, as a parent, you also need to do things for yourself. And there’s no reason to feel guilty about pursuing your personal passions. In many situations, starting a side-hustle, learning a new skill, or earning a certification can be just what you need. Get on your way to personal success with these ideas. Because even though you wear the title of full-time parent, you should never stop growing and learning. 

Learn a New Skill With Udemy 

It is never too late to learn a new skill. Even if your college years are far behind you, you can take your education further by learning a new skill from home. With Udemy you can choose from thousands of different online courses. Whether you’re interested in learning more about photography or design or if you want to brush up on your personal finance skills, Udemy has a class for you. Not only do you get expert instruction, you can learn on your own schedule. And, teachers can benefit from Udemy, too. The online education platform is always seeking qualified teachers and instructors. If you’re a former teacher looking for an opportunity to keep your skills sharp, this is it. 

Open an Online Etsy Shop

If you’re a craft queen consider selling your goods online. Own your arts and craft skills and earn a little extra income. Etsy makes it easy to open up an online shop and start selling. Before you get started do some research of your own to make sure what you plan to sell won’t be competing with tons of other similar products. Etsy simplifies branding, marketing, and selling so you can do what you love while earning a little something extra. 

Be an Independent Business Owner With Amway

If a flexible schedule is what you are looking for look no further than Amway. The company has a longstanding history that goes all the way back to 1959. Today, Amway is a world-wide leader in health and beauty and offers ample opportunities for independent business owners. Even if you have stopped working full time, you can continue to develop your business skills while making some money on the side. 

Earn a Yoga Teacher Certification from Yoga Alliance

Take your fitness hobby to the next level by becoming a certified instructor. Most certifications require that you complete a specific set of hourly training before you can teach on your own. For example, a yoga certification from Yoga Alliance ranges between 200 and 500 hours. Honing your fitness skills can pay off, and it is also a flexible gig. You can choose to teach as much or as little as you prefer by creating a teaching schedule that fits your lifestyle. 
Education comes in many forms. Even if you are not taking traditional courses, there are a variety of ways you can keep growing and learning. Whether you earn a yoga teacher certification or become an independent business owner on the side, you can find opportunities that are not only profitable, but rewarding, too. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Unique Personalized Father's Day Gift

Father’s Day is just a few weeks away and I’m sure that you’re already thinking of how to make this year’s celebration more memorable than the previous ones. One of the best ways to show your Dad just how much you appreciate him is by giving him a special gift that he’s sure to treasure forever. Check out for unique gift ideas.
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A special Father’s Day gift is something that will put a smile on your Dad’s face. There are a number of gift items that are perfect for Father’s Day. From engraved watches to custom watch boxes that he can use to store his watch collection, you can choose that specific gift item that will make him feel how special he is to you and your family.
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If you need some idea on what to give him, you can consider your Dad’s hobby or any other activity that he likes to engage in such as a sport that he enjoys playing. Or you can browse through magazines or websites that feature the latest gift items that everyone’s raving about.

You can even give him some practical and functional gift items that he can use regularly at home or at work. There are personalized door mats with designs that are sure to make a great impression to all those who will visit your home.They are sure to brighten up any home.

To give you an idea on which design, logo or pattern to use for your personalized door mat, you can visit that offers quality gift items that can make any occasion memorable and special.