Monday, February 11, 2019

Celebrate Family

Sesame Street: Families come in all shapes and sizes, but the most important part of any family is love! Don't you agree? I do. Explore important lessons about family in this new DVD release of Sesame Street: Celebrate Family
This DVD includes five unique stories for curious preschoolers and their families. First Abby's family has dinner at Elmo's house, where she learns that even though families do things in all different ways, they still have fun working together to make a meal.

Then Cookie Monster relizes he has forgotten to get a gift for is mommy for Mother's Day--- what should he do?

For Father's Day, Rosita wants to make a video for her dad, but she needs some help from her friends.

Next we meet Rudy, Abby's new step-brother!

Finally Hooper's Store is throwing a special party for kids and their grandparents.

Sesame Street: Celebrat Family has a runtime of two hours, including family-themed bonus features.

Bonus Features:
Full length Episode: Siblings
Elmos's World: Families
Sesame Studios: Marvie's Song for Dad

Here are some printables for you to copy and print out for the little ones.

Check out the trailer here :

One lucky person will win this DVD so enter today and good luck everyone.
Open to US and Canada and ends Feb. 25/19

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


Sorry everyone but the sponsor would like everyone to enter via this link

Anyone already entered the sponsor has names etc. no emails. Your entries will be counted, no worries. Once a winner is chosen they choose the winner. Sorry about the confusion, its confusing to me as well. So the giveaway tools entry form will close.

Please use the link above to enter. Thanks and sorry for the confusion.

The contest will close at Feb 24, 2019 at 11:59pm

Monday, January 21, 2019

$100 gift code from Jord Watches

Shari Dalton was the winner of the $100 gift code

Here we are into a new year and I have an awesome giveaway for you all. Do you normally wear a watch or carry one on you? I am terrible with watches. I either forget to put it on, or the watch band is digging into my wrist or the battery is dead. So when I received my Jord watch I haven't taken it off. Well I don't wear it to bed or in the shower but the rest of the time you will see it on my wrist. It fits so perfect and the face is nice and large which is what I need.

Jord originated from a desire to create true designer watches from natural materials. Great care and consideration is taken when they formulate their line to ensure the quality of the separate components are worthy of the natural woods they feature.
The precision of the modern movement, paired with the artistry of exotic wood grain, creates a truly thought provoking timepiece. Beyond the measure of moments their watch tells the story of design innovation. Welcome to JORD!

Compared to others I've seen, this wood watch stands out in terms of quality + craftsmanship + style

The watch I received is the Frankie series and I also have extra pieces to add to my watch if needed.

The face of my watch is a dark blue color. It doesn't show up so well in the picture but it is a dark color. All of the Jord watches come with a one year warranty and also options for return & exchange if you are not satisfied. I didn't have my watch engraved on the back but most watch backplates can be engraved! All Cedar humidor presentation boxes are engravable as well! The watch comes in a very nice box like this one.

When you get your watch, and want to try it on, you push both sides of the watch face and it will open like this,

Once you have it on, you close each side like this:

You will receive a little booklet with all the instructions on how to care for your watch

Every watch may be sized for the recipient so that way it will fit your wrist the way you like it to fit. They also send along those extra pieces as shown above in case you need to add or replace a piece. Most watches have additional options for customization--if you care to mix and match the faces and woods!
Jord has free worldwide standard shipping!
Wood Watches by JORD - Luxury Hand-Crafted All-Natural Wooden Watches

One lucky winner is going to win a $100 gift code from Jord Watches to choose and put towards any watch of their liking. Giveaway is open to US and Canada and end Feb. 24, 2019 Good luck everyone.

All other entrants will also be emailed a consolation 10% off gift code as well as early access to holiday discounts!

Wooden Wrist Watch

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

What Are The Best Pets For Depression?

What are the best pets for depression?

Fighting depression is a struggle. Around 1 in 15 Americans have experienced depression in the past year, and that number only looks set to continue to rise in the future. While treatments are improving and awareness is increasing every day, it’s a sad reality that mental health issues like depression only look set to increase in the future.

Luckily, one of the latest trends in therapy to treat depression is as cute as it is effective. Emotional support animals have shown huge promise in the treatment of depression.

In this article, we explore how depression affects the brain, how animals can change brain function for the better and which pets are the best choice for fighting against this potentially life-threatening condition.

Depression: How It Works

Depression is a condition that causes prolonged periods of depressed mood. Many believe that depression is down to a chemical imbalance in the brain, however, unfortunately, it is not that simple. Scientists now believe that the cause of depression is a complex array of factors, that is specific to each individual, which is one of the things that makes it so hard to treat.

Depression is caused not only by a biochemical lack of essential 'happy' chemicals such as serotonin but can also be affected by genetic predisposition, personality, and environmental factors. New research is also showing that a number of environmental factors can have a strong impact on our mental health, some that are rooted in childhood experiences and traumatic living situations.

Depression Signs and Symptoms

Most know that depression is a state of feeling down; however, depression is certainly not a normal case of the blues.

Depression occurs when an individual experiences a prolonged depressed mood (6 weeks or more), loses interest in things they once enjoyed, has appetite changes, sleep problems, experiences feelings of worthlessness or self-loathing, has difficulties concentrating and/or thoughts of suicide or death. A person experiencing depression may not exhibit all of these factors, so an assessment by a licensed mental health professional is required.

If you think you may be suffering from depression, it’s not a good idea to self-diagnose (or self-medicate). Diagnosis is best made by a licensed mental health professional who can assess your condition and create a treatment plan to treat your depression.

Animals and Their Effect on Brain Chemistry

While brain chemistry is not the only single contributing factor in depression, it is part of the condition. One of the wonderful things about animals is the way in which they can have a strong positive impact on our brain chemistry. Studies have shown that interacting with animals can have a number of amazing effects on the chemical levels in our brain.

They have been shown to decrease stress, increase feel-good chemicals in the brain, and improve overall well-being in mental health patients. Being around animals naturally decreases the level of cortisol in our brain, which is the hormone responsible for stress. Animal interaction also helps our brains to pump up the level of oxytocin and even dopamine, the former of which ensures we feel loved and the latter, pleasure.

Psychological Effects of Animal Interaction

Another excellent benefit of using pets as an aid to fight against depression are their psychological benefits. Pets are excellent at providing on-demand attention at all times, meaning their support is always available. This is crucial for those with depression, who can often feel isolated and lonely when suffering from their symptoms.

Another psychological plus for pet owners is the routine they provide, just by being around. Pets have needs which must be met by their owners, encouraging healthy routine and behaviors, disguised as simply looking after a gorgeous pet! There are many other psychological benefits of pets which researchers agree can help to benefit a number of mental health conditions.

Best Pets for Depression

When it comes to choosing the best pets for depression, there are a few standouts. Of course, it’s extremely important to take into account your lifestyle and limits when it comes to your pet, both for their health and yours. Here are some of the best pets for fighting depression.


Dogs are excellent therapy animals due to their loyalty, affectionate nature and positive energy. Dogs can help their owners to engage with others and be more active due to their exercise needs. Dogs are a great choice to relieve depression, however, they do have quite specific needs.

Many dogs require a medium to a large amount of space in order to be happy and comfortable and added to this they require exercise at least once a day. They also need constant care so it can be difficult to travel without them; however, the plus side of this is as an emotional support animal they are allowed to accompany their owner on planes, and they travel extremely well.


Cats are tranquil, cuddly pets that help us to feel happier just by being in their presence. These low maintenance pets don't need much space and are extremely easy to look after, making them a great choice for those with depression. Cats also have very low exercise needs and can be quite independent which can be pluses for sufferers of depression.


Soft, silky rabbits make excellent companion animals for people struggling from depression. Their quiet, lovable nature makes them suited to those who are not suited to a gregarious dog or a vocal cat. Rabbits are incredibly smart pets and can even be toilet trained. They require enough space for a hutch and access to fresh grass every so often. They are completely silent, so could be a good choice in treating depression for those living in apartments or shared accommodation.

Animals and pets, in particular, are an excellent natural and safe antidote to depression. With proven results in improving our brain chemistry and promising psychological effects, they're a viable option to improve the lives of depression sufferers. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, talk to a licensed mental health professional today to see if you or they qualify for an emotional support animal (get more information on a ​emotional support animal. l (get more information on a Emotional Support Animal ​)​.


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Jord giveaway coming soon

For those interested, I have heard back from Jord and the product has been sent. As soon as I receive it I will post the giveaway so keep watching.
Sorry it has taken this long but there was a problem on their end. Hopefully it will be in this week.
thanks for your patience.