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Take Your Office From Drab to Fab With These Helpful Tips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plantscapeinc.com. All opinions are my own.

Some people dread going to the office, the same boring office space day after day. What if you could turn that drab office into a fab office?! Below you will find some affordable and helpful tips to make going into the office more enjoyable.

 

Decorating your Office with Modern Décor Ideas

The fact that you have to spend a time of 8-10 hours daily in your office makes it worthy of a proper décor. If your office décor does not suit you, it is very likely that you will not be able to give your best in the office. Decorating an office space can prove to be a challenging task as while decorating the office you have to keep in mind about the preference of two sides of parties. You will have to consider your own choice along with the choices of your higher authorities. Moreover, your office should have a good impression on your visitors as well and thus you have to keep that point in mind also.

Keeping all these points in mind, you must follow a plan to decorate your office in the best possible way. Below are discussed some tips, following which will help you to deck up your office in a way that will not only lift up your mood but also bring a smile on others’ face.

Choosing a Theme:

The first step of decorating your office is picking up the proper theme. Once you select a theme you will be able to buy decorating goodies that will go with the theme and decorate your office. While selecting the theme, you can consider giving your office a touch of greenery. You can consider setting up artificial palm leaves in your office to give it a natural look. The leaves will not only enhance the color of the room but will also bring in an effect of sooth that will help you to concentrate on your work.

You can also put up artificial plants outdoor in your office. In this way, people who will come visiting your office will have an idea from outside about what your office is likely to be. While decorating your office you can also use outdoor artificial hanging ferns. These will give your office a greener look and also enhance its beauty.

Scheme the use of Colours:

Before you start decorating your office scheme the number of colors you will use in the space. Also, you must keep in mind that your selected colors should go with the theme that you have selected for your office. Having a scheme of colors will not only simplify your process of decorating your office but will also add a great look to your office.

The most preferred trend in scheming colours is to select one minor colour and two colours that will be dominant. You can select the dominant and the minor shade in accordance to the selected theme and the colour of office accessories that you will be using.

 

Selecting the Wall Colours:

While painting the walls of your office try to use colors that reflect your business’ spirit. You can choose to be bold with the wall colors if you want to be and if it matches your business spirit. You can choose high-quality wall colors that will last long and give your office an enhanced look. If your business deals in the creative domain you can choose quirky colors. However, if your business is traditional in nature then you might stick to the traditional colors.

Decorating the Walls:

Once you have colored your walls you might consider not leaving them bare. Bare walls bring forth a feeling of dullness that might affect the working energy and mood of you and your employees. You can consider decking up your walls with pieces of art and wall hangings. You might contact local artists who want the exposure of their work and hang their paintings on your wall. You can also hand framed photographs to decorate your wall.

Getting Rid of the Clutter:

You must keep in mind that a clear desk gives you a clear and fresh mind to work with. Thus you must remember to clear your desk at least once a week and get rid of all the unnecessary items put on your desk. You can consider buying a pencil desk drawer that would give you a quick access to your most needed accessories. You can also put framed photographs of your family and friends on your desk to enlighten your mood and help you work better.

Adding a Chair Mat:

You might consider using a chair-mat in your office. These mats not only save the floor from the rough rolling off your desk or feet but also add a sense of beauty to the overall look of the office. You should buy a mat that goes with the theme of your office and the color on your walls. Bamboo mats look unique and last longer than the traditional rubber mats. You can consider using them for long-term purpose and deck up your office beautifully.

Adding a Stylish Chair:

At last you have to select a proper chair for your office. A number of points have to be kept in mind while buying the chair. You must buy a chair that would be comfortable for you to sit as you will be spending long hours sitting on it. Thereafter, you have to be careful while choosing the proper material for the chair so that it goes with the office décor and lasts long. The color of your chair should also match the colors of your wall ad your selected theme for the office.

 

Following the above-mentioned points will make sure that you are able to deck up your office in a seamless way. Given the fact that you need to be productive and positive at your office, it is necessary that the office décor is suitable and not dull or boring. Having an office that has a lot of greenery will not only invite positive energy but will also help you to concentrate better. People who will come to visit your office from outside will also be soothed by the greenery of your office and that will give you a better opportunity to do business with them.

 

Dry Scalp? Save It With Maple Holistics Silk18 Shampoo

I was provided free samples in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are always my own.

Winters are usually bad for my skin and scalp but this year it has been extra brutal on my scalp. There was absolutely nothing I tried that would even remotely get rid of the dry scalp. It would make just make it worse. I needed something that not only worked but something that was affordable too (I am not down for spending an atrocious amount of money on salon shampoos). I also get keratin treatments about every 5 months so I need something that isn’t full of harsh ingredients and as recommended by my stylist is sulfate and paraben free (apparently this helps the treatment last longer).

 

Then it happened! I was asked to try out the new Silk18 Shampoo from Maple Holistics. Little did I know that this would be a serious game changer and my hair and scalp were going to thank me for that. So I might sound a little over dramatic but you should have seen how dry my scalp was before, so embarrassing! But before I tell you how using Silk18 saved my dry scalp I will share some of the benefits with you.

 

Benefits of using Silk18

Achieve stronger, smoother, more luscious hair with silk18 shampoo. Infused with a rejuvenating blend of 18 silk amino acids which help fortify hair follicles and strengthen strands to protect hair from dryness, breakage, damage, split ends, and hair fall. The nourishing formula gently cleanses dandruff, excess sebum, and impurities to leave your hair and scalp feeling fresh but not stripped. Enriched with argan and jojoba oil to add supreme softness and a luminous shine. Our shampoo is sulfate and paraben-free making it great for all hair types, color treated hair, and sensitive skin.
Key Ingredients
Silk Amino Acids, Botanical Keratin, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Natural Vanilla Fragrance, Aqua.
So from reading the beginning of this review I am sure you can tell that I LOVE Silk18 Shampoo! I have been using this shampoo for a little over a month and my hair doesn’t just look and feel clean but it is smoother, tangle free and dandruff free. I am too embarrassed to show a before picture so you will just have to trust me on how bad it was, but I don’t feel embarrassed to show and after. And it smells AMAZING!
Silk18 Shampoo does what it says! It has no harsh chemicals, is affordable and easy to use. I wash my hair every other day. I use about a quarter sized amount and starting at the roots I lather my hair and scalp up. I like to massage it in and let it sit about 2 minutes before rinsing it out. I follow it up with a nice moisturizing conditioner I already have on hand that works well but you can also purchased Silk18 Conditioner.
Seriously this is good stuff y’all! If you have hair that needs some TLC get a bottle of Silk18 Shampoo. It’s a scalp saver. It’s available on Amazon in 3 different sizes: 8oz, 10oz and 16oz. And has free Prime shipping too. (As of the time of this post there is a 10% off coupon so be sure to clip it before checking out) Grab a bottle of Silk18 Conditioner too.

I Love You, Funny Bunny By Zonderkidz Book Review

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BookLookBloggers. All opinions are always my own.

I Love You, Funny Bunny is an absolutely adorable book. This book follows a Mom and baby bunny as she tells the way she loves her little one. It really shows the sweet, tender, affectionate love between parent and child.

The book has 24 easy to read pages filled with rhyming words and beautiful soft illustrations by Sean Julian. The beautiful illustrations starting with the front cover grab littles attentions and keep them smiling while they turn the page. This book is a must have!

 

Book Description

Together, parents and children will giggle their way through I Love You, Funny Bunny as they discover the fun and loving parts of their own relationship. Illustrated by Sean Julian, I Love You, Funny Bunny is a picture book perfect for sharing at bedtime or any time of day. With read-aloud rhymes and adorable illustrations, readers will have fun turning the pages to discover all the ways this parent bunny loves little funny bunny.

I love you, Funny Bunny, from your whiskers to your toes.

I love the way you hop around and wiggle your cute nose.

I love the way you make me laugh, then melt me with your smile.

And no one in this great big world can match your sense of style.

 

Take a moment during the day or at bedtime after a nice warm bath. Cuddle up and enjoy this beautiful, tender read with your little ones. This would also make a great gift for new or expecting parents or a great Easter basket gift.

Cool Off With Old Orchard Cranberry – Raspberry Sparkle

I am part of the Old Orchard VIP Juice Crew and was sent free items in exchange for sharing my honest opinions. All opinions are always my own.

 

I recently applied and was accepted as a member of the Old Orchard VIP Juice Crew.  What is that you ask? Every month I will receive a unique tasting box filled with product samples, coupons, swag and more. All I have to do is share it with you!

 

My 1st tasting box has arrived for February. Inside was a bottle of Old Orchard Cranberry Raspberry Juice, Watermelon Lip Balm (which was quickly claimed by my daughter) along with a curly heart straw (also claimed) Old Orchard shirt and recipe for Cranberry-Raspberry Sparkle drink.

Valentine’s Day was approaching and the perfect time to try the Cranberry-Raspberry Sparkle recipe included. Now this recipe takes just a few simple ingredients you can find at your local grocery store,and after a few minutes you will be relaxing with an ice cold refreshing drink. It’s so easy the kids were able to make it all by themselves, they love helping in the kitchen when they can.

 

Recipe: Cranberry-Raspberry Sparkle

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 18 oz Old Orchard Cranberry-Raspberry Juice
  • 30 oz sparkling water (plain, lemon or lime)
  • 1/2 lime
  • Fresh cranberries & raspberries

 

Directions:

  • Mix together juice and sparkling soda
  • Squeeze the juice from the lime into the pitcher
  • Add fresh cranberries and raspberries for garnish
  • Serve over ice & enjoy

(This is not my original recipe but was provided by Old Orchard)

 

The recipe is so good and went well with our Valentines Day dinner. This is just 1 of the many uses for the juice to. During summer we will use it to flavor our shaved ice. So good!

Visit OldOrchard.com  to see what the other juices they have to offer, get recipes , follow them on social media and sign up for their newsletter. While their be sure to sign up for the Old Orchard Fan Club. By being a member you get news on exciting opportunities, earn points for rewards and more.

 

 

New and Expecting Moms! Enter To Win a Motif Electric Breast Pump

Win TWO Motif Electric Breast Pumps!

Sponsored By Motif Medical

Hosted By: Mommy’s Playbook

Co-Hosted by: Deliciously Savvy

If you are a new mom or expecting this is a giveaway you don’t want to miss! This giveaway is a perfect addition to help you in your busy day to day duties as a mom. Pass this on to other mommas you know so they don’t miss out on this great giveaway.

ENTER TO WIN two popular Motif breast pumps from Motif Medical! The approximate prize value for this event is $350! Learn more about this fabulous prize package, then enter on the easy giveaway form below! Good luck to all who enter!

The Motif Twist Breast Pump is a lightweight and simple to use – supporting busy moms who need to pump on the go.
The Duo has been nicknamed Motif’s ‘Savvy Traveler’. It weighs less than half a pound and is a quiet device that fits in one hand allowing for discreet slips into your bag. The Duo is also rechargeable and lasts 2.5 hours. Moms can choose their experience with a single or double pumping option, handheld with 10 expression settings, 10 massage levels, and a memory option. Use it as your everyday to-go pump! The Maylilly Tote allows you to bring your Motif Duo, pumping supplies and personal accessories with you in an organized and lightweight bag.
The Motif Twist Breast Pump is a lightweight and simple to use – supporting busy moms who need to pump on the go.
Motif’s ‘Affordable Portable’ option is their Motif Twist! This convenient and economic option is for every mom. It’s a sturdy option for a busy schedule based on its lightweight design, super-silent motor, and portable power option. Just quickly ‘twist’ the adjustable suction control for a seamless, simple pumping experience. Use stationary or on-the-go with AA batteries!

About Motif Medical

Motif Medical designs products for mothers. Motif was started by a team of medical professionals, engineers, and working mothers who wanted to improve breast pump design, provide coverage through insurance, and upgrade the experience of obtaining supplies. Their line of breast pumps and maternity compression garments are sophisticated and discreet, made with mom’s busy day in mind. Visit Motif to discover your options, support your body, and bond with your baby.

 

ENTER TO WIN!

One Lucky Winner Will Receive

Motif Duo Double Electric Breast Pump with Maylilly Tote

AND Motif Twist Double Electric Breast Pump

The giveaway is open US Only, 18+

The giveaway ends 2/20 at 1159 pm est

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The Motif Twist Breast Pump is a lightweight and simple to use – supporting busy moms who need to pump on the go.The Motif Twist Breast Pump is a lightweight and simple to use – supporting busy moms who need to pump on the go.

Need Proof During an Accident? Check Out The Z-Edge Dash Cam

This is a sponsored post written by me in exchange for a free item. All opinions are always my own.

Driving is sometimes a crazy scary ordeal, especially on the interstate. I am constantly having to brake for distracted drivers, speeders and just overall crazy drivers that don’t care how they drive as long as they can get there before they blink. Having a dash cam is so important to protect yourself in case of an accident, nothing better than having proof of what happened.

I had a dash cam I got last year but it conked out on me so it was time for a new one. I was offered the chance to test out the Z-Edge Z3G Dash Cam. This dash cam has so many great features my previous one didn’t have at all. And it comes with everything you need to get started on protecting your drive.

 

Features:

  • Novatek Chip NTK96663
  • 1440P 30fps Resolution
  • 150° Wide Angle
  • GPS Supported
  • Emergency Locking (G-sensor)
  • WDR (Wide Dynamic Range)
  • Loop Recording
  • Parking monitor
  • Featuring the top-notch NTK96663 chip-set and cutting-edge OV4689 CMOS image sensor. The Z3G dash cam records in stunning resolutions at Wide Quad HD (WQHD) 2560x1440P@30fps or 1920x1080P@60fps. Features 7 resolution modes for you to choose from. This dash cam delivers superior performance to clearly capture vehicle license plates. Optimized 150° wide angle lens will reduce blind spots and cover 4 lanes while minimizing fisheye image distortion.
  • Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) ensures the Z3G compensates for light/dark spots to balance exposure. Superior low light compensation at the touch of a button, and a six layer glass lens offer the superior video quality you need whilst driving at night
  • Integrated GPS receiver in the suction cup mount and can pinpoint the location of the car dash cam anywhere on earth. GPS tracking data records location, speed, time and other variables. All this can be played back alongside the video recordings on the GPS multimedia player, which you can download free from our website.
  • Automatic Ignition recording powers on the dash cam and records when you start your vehicle. Once the ignition is turned off the dash camera saves any current recordings and switches off. Features an energy saving LCD screen off timer. Loop recording function for efficient storage management. Manual and automatic video protection from deletion. One button on/off audio recording. Built-in G-sensor triggers crash vibration detection recording.
  • Supports up to 128GB card (most other models can only support up to 64GB card). Solid suction mount with screw-in attachment make it fully adjustable for best viewing and quick removal. An extra-long 13-foot USB cable makes routing inside your vehicle’s interior easy. Dual port USB adapter so you can charge other devices while powering the dash camera. 30 days money back guarantee, 18 month warranty and lifetime support!

 

With all the awesome features it can be a little overwhelming to set up and get started but don’t let that distract you, play around with it and take it for a drive to check it out. I think it will take me a few trips before I can fully have it set up exactly how I want it. I really like the crisp quality of the videos, and the wide angle for viewing. It also has a GPS feature on it, you will need to download the GPS Multimedia Player to view the location of each video. You can record videos or snap screenshots if you ou need to. It does need a memory card to store videos or pictures in.

My all time favorite feature is the parking monitor. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times my car gets hit in parking lots. With the parking monitor turned on the dash cam will monitor your vehicle when it is turned off using the built-in battery. If the G-Sensory detects vibration it will turn on the dash cam and start recording.

Overall I would give this 4 out of 5 stars. The dash cam is lightweight, easy to install, and the quality is good. It just takes a while to actually set everything up.

(If you are looking to purchase a great dash cam consider purchasing from my affiliate link above. I will earn a small commission.)

 

 

Go Back In Time at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Orlando, Florida

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Medieval Times and USFamilyGuide. All opinions are my own.

 

 

Travel back in time with the Queen, Lords, Knights, horses and jousting at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. They have several locations throughout the US and 1 in Canada, but we visited the Orlando, Florida location. Let me start off by telling you the prices are a little high but it is totally worth every single penny of it!

As soon as you pull up to the castle you are swept back in time, even the employees are dressed and act the part. The gates open 75 minutes before the show, I suggest arriving early for closer parking and seating. On site parking is free and seating is not assigned until you get your tickets and go in. When you purchase your tickets (or check in if you ordered online) you can purchase upgraded seating packages that get you closer to the arena and includes a few extra goodies. Everyone in your party will get a seating card and this is where you will get your crown assigning you to 1 of the colored knights. We got the blue knight, so our crowns were blue. After getting your seating tickets and crown they then set you up for a fun group photo, which you can purchase later for an additional price. Inside the castle you can purchase beverages (including alcoholic),  knighting packages, souvenirs, and you can watch the knighting ceremonies that take place before the show. About 10-15 minutes before the show they come out and tell you the do’s and don’ts of the show and then start calling colored sections in one at a time. The place is packed full so this helps a smoother transition to seating. I highly suggest visiting the restrooms before so you don’t miss the show or have to move through rows of people to get to them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your are seated on long rows, there is no assigned seats. This is also the colored section that matches your knights color. This is the knight you will be cheering on for the show. The Queen arrives on a beautiful horse and the show starts. You will be assigned a server if you need help during the show. She will start pouring drinks. The drinks offered to us were Pepsi, water or lemonade. You can also purchase an adult beverage if you want. Then food is served. Starting with tomato bisque and garlic bread. Then you are given baked chicken, potato and corn. Remember there are no utensils you are eating everything with your hands. The soup bowl does have a handle for you to drink from it (that would be silly to try drinking soup with fingers huh?!). While you eat the show continues. Towards the end after all dishes are taken away you are then served desert and coffee for those that want it. If you have leftovers you can get a bag to take them home too!

The show is full of fun, brightly colored lights and music. The knights show off their brave skills and battle each other through jousting, sword fighting and horse riding in order to bring honor to the Queen and defend their land. You also get to experience the royal Falcon fly, if you’re lucky he might even fly over your heads. The horses are beautiful, just stunning. The show lasts about 2 hours. You are highly encouraged to cheer your knight on, this is where my daughter went full out. All you heard from her was “Come on Blue Knight you can do it, I believe in you!” I loved that the kids really got into it and really enjoyed the show.

 

It can get loud in there, between the people cheering the knights on and the sounds of metal on metal. There is also a ton of brightly colored lights that move around, so keep that in mind for those that have any type of sensory issues.

The show is absolutely fantastic and we all enjoyed it very much. The food was very tasty and everyone that works there is great. Our server was so fast and speedy. No gratuities are included so be sure to bring cash so you can leave your server a tip.

Be sure to visit MedievalTimes.com where you can sign up for email updates with special offers, birthday discounts (free birthday ticket) and more! You can also view show times and location as well as purchase your tickets.

 

Free Bag of Purina ONE True Instinct Dog or Cat Food

 

Head over and grab a free bag of Purina ONE True Instinct Dog or Cat Food. Even if you don’t have pets this is a great item to donate to you local animal shelters or even give to a friend. Will arrive in the form of a free bag coupon in 14-27 days after signing up.

Decoding Your Dreams (What the Lord May Be Saying to You While You Sleep) Book Review

This is a sponsored post written be me on behalf of BookLookBloggers. All opinions are always my own.

 

We all dream but have you ever thought about what your dream might be trying to tell you? That your dream is actually coming from God and he is trying to tell you something? All throughout the Bible it tells us about God speaking to His people in dreams or visions but I guess I never gave it much thought that maybe God is trying to speak to me when I am asleep. That is until I got this new book: Decoding Your Dreams What the Lord May Be Saying to You While You Sleep.

Book Description

What is God saying to you in your dreams?

Decoding Your Dreams provides an in-depth explanation of the true source of our dreams, dream classifications, and even dream symbols.

There are dozens of mentions of dreams in the Bible. From Abraham to Joseph, from Daniel all the way to Pontius Pilot’s wife, God has communicated with His people through dreams throughout recorded history.

Why would God choose to speak to us while we sleep?

Perhaps it’s because we are too distracted during the day to sit still long enough for Him to share the deep secrets of His heart.

Jennifer LeClaire is convinced God speaks to us in ways that are very personal. At times he may use pictures, memories, impressions, or even a still small voice.

Let Decoding Your Dreams help you embrace your Spirit-inspired dreams!

 

Decoding Your Dreams What the Lord May Be Saying to You While You Sleep is written by Jennifer LeClaire. She uses scripture as well as her own personal experiences to interpret what God might be trying to tell us when we sleep. I have never read a book about dreams and have to admit this book has got be analyzing my dreams in a whole new way. It makes me think about them more clear, and allows me to dig deeper into their meaning and not just taking them for face value. I am really taking the time to read and re-read sections of this book and still haven’t finished it all. As I read, I am also taking notes and thinking about my own dreams.

What is God really trying to tell you when you dream? Grab a copy of this book below and see if it helps you find the true meaning.