K’s Blog Recommendations 2.18.2018
Got your coffee?
I love when I have the chance to read and discover the variety of new and enjoy my seasoned favorites! We have a wonderful, diversely talented family that surrounds us in this blogging world!
Do Enjoy! 💗
Kind Regards – K
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Healthy is GREAT! But…. A Challenge to My Health Conscious Friends 2.13.2019
Live healthy!! Eat right!
This supplement helps with this and that and also gives a boost to, etc…
Take this med to help with your anxiety… GREAT! NOT!!
These days, so many individuals are suffering from high blood pressure! Almost every
healthy supplement states- will help lower your blood pressure.
There are some of us who have a naturally low blood pressure.
Mine happens to be around 90/60!
If I lower it anymore, I’ll be on the floor! ha!
My standard heart rate equals 57. Not too bad, eh?
Walking around in a dazed, weakened stupor is not only dangerous
but DEFINITELY NOT FUN!
Interestingly enough, as most of my friends are being told to watch their salt intake,
I have instructions to increase mine. Hey! What can I say? SORRY!
Much like my dad, I have always been a pepper lover!! If it’s not covered in black,
delectable, coarse speckles, it needs more! 😉
Yesterday, for Valentine’s day and my 57th (eek!) birthday, I had a scheduled primary care visit.
**He is literally taking me off my 12 year anti-anxiety regiment of 1.5 xanax in am, .5- 2 hours later, .5- 2 hours later and .5 at bedtime- cold turkey and switching me to 1mg of lorazepam twice per day, and upping my 25 mg Topiramate to twice per day.
I checked with the local pharmacist. She is not impressed that he is having me quit xanax cold turkey, but said is should not be life threatening. GOOD NEWS!
Unfortunately, I will be experiencing withdrawals. OH SHUCKS!
I am researching, things to have on hand for healthy cleansing/nutritious smoothies, hydration and whatever else I can find.
Here is THE CHALLENGE for all my
HEALTH CONSCIOUS friends out there:
Find me some healthy lifestyle foods and smoothies,
that will “NOT DECREASE” my blood pressure,
Any HELPFUL TIPS you can give me, to get through this transition
will be way beyond appreciated. (I am literally scared sh*tless)
Anxiously, awaiting your comments!!
Kind Regards and Happy Friday- K
Your Balls Are About Useless 2.9.2019
Now, first of all, GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER! 😉
I like to try different products. Particularly things that might be friendlier to the environment and I like to be frugal.
Example: I have a reusable mesh coffee filter instead of continuously buying the “one use only”, paper coffee filters. Win! Win for frugal and obviously decreases the amount of garbage I produce etc…
Static cling is a pain! Unfortunately, I am allergic to scented dryer sheets and generally buy the hypo allergenic kind.
Two weeks ago, doing my regular monthly online Walmart shopping, I stumbled upon a product that I had heard of but had not tried – “Dryer balls”. This particular brand was rubber, not my favorite option, but the price was right, so I decided what the heck.
The first drying experience was okay. A bit of static but didn’t seem to be quite as much. Since then, I am up to 3 balls in my dryer. There is still static cling, perhaps not as bad as usual. I am not sure if it is the weather or the balls. Obviously, I am not happy with the results.
YES! I am going to attempt to buy another kind. After all, it’s not a true experiment if one doesn’t follow through and execute a variety of variables.
On a scale of 1-10, ten being A++ and one being F-, I give these a 2.
Has anyone else had success with trying this type of balls?
Please, let me know.
NOO! I could not write this quick little post with a straight face… 😉
Happy chuckling Saturday!
Kind Regards and #winning – K
My Favorite Free Photo Editing App and more 2.7.2019 (A 40 second read)
A quick shout out to my son.
I cannot believe it’s been 32 years since the first time I held you in my arms.
D, I hope you have a fantastic day!!
First of all I cannot take credit for the discovery of these two gems. That pat on the back, goes to BGage, The Black wall blog’s photographer!
Most of us love to take pics. I am not fond of pictures that are played with to the point, they no longer look real. Simple lighting and the option to go Black and White or make my blue just a touch bluer is all I need. The best part? THEY ARE FREE!
SnapSeed – A Photo and Video app. I truly enjoy the photo options with this free app. I noticed the crop restriction is a lot more rigid than my Iphone photo app, so I generally have my photo cropped prior to opening it in Snapseed. You can modify your clicks a variety of ways. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Adobe Lightroom CC – I only use this application to add the copyright to the bottom of my photos. It has the option to purchase more high end modifications features, I chose not to. I will sometimes hit the auto enhance just to see what it does. THE BEST part of this app is when you share your picture, it automatically adds a copyright to it. You have control over the size, font style etc. Look under settings/sharing options.
Normally, I just share it to myself in messenger and then download it. Let me know if you have tried it and what tricks you use.
Both of the apps that I mention are all that was used for the photography in our “Where the Cows Still Play”, Coffee Table book we published. Please, check it out on Amazon when you have a chance. It makes an excellent gift!
Kind Regards and #winning – K
note: I was not paid for mentioning or writing this blog post on these two apps. They are just a couple of fun apps I wanted to share. 🙂
After the Rooster Crows 2.6.2019
According to Siri, my I-phone, Troutman, NC should have a temperature
Around 70 degrees today! yahoo!
Do you have a morning routine?
Start the coffee, walk the dogs, feed the fur children, Marbre’, my cat, then my beloved canines, Chief and Abby.
Pour a cup of coffee.
Pop open the computer, a fresh word doc and type or grab a pen, my journal and write.
There is something about putting pen to paper, I find calming and soothing.
Early Morning Journaling
My scrawled words
Enrich the paper
Wtih sentiments, thoughts and wishes.
From dreams, to logging life’s events.
Whether fond memories, frustration or woes.
Releasing all upon a blank sheet,
Creates an inner harmony
No other early morning
Activity can beat.
Writing or typing allows me
An opportunity to
Makes sense of some,
Chuckle at others,
Or allows me, to set free
Any negativity from yesterday.
A clean slate,
Enables my heart,
My soul, my mind
To open, be trusting,
All the possiblities,
Of a fresh, new day!
I am thinking of creating a journal with a large variety of life’s pictures, from a group of friends photos scattered throughout. The clicks can be used for writing exercises or for the viewing pleasure of the person who still journals. What do you think?
Kind Regards and #winning – K