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Having watched the slow cognitive decline of my mother-in-law a few years ago, I was highly interested in learning all I could from this cookbook.  According to the front flap of the book, the foods we choose to eat (or not) sit at the core of the Alzheimer’s epidemic. Those are powerful and hope-filled words!  Author and chef Annie Fenn, MD, makes a compelling case for this thinking in The Brain Health Kitchen Cookbook. 

Preventing Alzheimer’s Through Food:

The Brain Health Kitchen Cookbook

I’ve always been drawn to the classy look of pearl jewelry. I think it started with my admiration of my Grandmother’s pearl lapel pin. Then my Mom and aunt's pearl necklaces and matching earring sets grabbed my attention and before I was ten years old, I knew I’d someday have my own set of pearls. Fast forward to today, where I own several pieces of pearl jewelry. My newest addition is a lovely pair of stud earrings, from The Pearl Source Power Pearls curated collection of the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris. 

Add Power Pearls Earrings to your Wardrobe:

Add Power Pearls Earrings to your Wardrobe

Hello Autumn Book Giveaway and Blog Hop

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, September 06, 2023

 Since Monday was a holiday, and for many,  the unofficial start of Autumn, I thought today would be a perfect time to join my Review Wire blogging buddies and their Hello Autumn giveaway hop in which I’m giving away a copy of the book Compost Coach by Kate Flood. 

Hello Autumn Book Giveaway and Blog Hop:

Hello Autumn Book Giveaway and Blog Hop

My thanks to Quarto Books for the complimentary copy of The Compost Coach Book for review purposes and for hosting a giveaway.

Recently, I was talking with a Mom friend who is in the thick of the back to school schedule. Since she knows I’m on the other side of the back to school stress, she asked if and when things got better. I assured her they would as her kids get older, and that now would be a perfect time to practice mental rest. Today, I have the privilege of sharing insights on this topic from Shiela Mie Legapsi, President of Cyberbacker and contributor to Newsweek and Pop Sugar. 

Moms Need Mental Rest:

Moms practice mental rest

 Are you excited to celebrate the upcoming Labor Day holiday? My family and I sure are! It’s a time of rest, relaxation, and great food! Today, I want to share three tasty foods I’ve recently tried and liked so much, that I thought you might want to add to your Labor Day gathering too.

Tasty Foods for your Labor Day Gathering!

Tasty Foods for your Labor Day Gathering

 The schools in my area have been in session for a couple of weeks now, so it came as no surprise to hear coughing, sneezing, and a little whining from kids and adults on my recent shopping trip. It’s that time of year when I like to keep vitamins on hand to help with summer colds and school germs that lead to the dreaded “school crud”. Bonus points to today’s sponsor, Superior Source Vitamins for their no-swallow products, which are perfect for kids.

Keep Vitamins on Hand!

Keep Vitamins on Hand

 If there’s one thing I love more than a sunny Friday, it’s hosting a giveaway on a sunny Friday to kick off the weekend on a happy note! If you’re a film fan you are going to love today’s post and giveaway in which you could win 4 tickets to go see The Hill starring Dennis Quaid, which will be debuting in theaters on Friday, August 25,2023, plus a ten-dollar Amazon gift card! 

Summer Film Ticket Giveaway!

Summer Film Ticket Giveaway

Being a nature lover, especially one who loves forests, and a film lover, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to see Mavka: The Forest Song, a fairytale film adventure that made its United States debut on August 15, 2023 via Shout! Kids, Ukraine-based Animagrad Animation Studio, and UA Group. If love adventure, nature, and animation, then you’re going to love Mavka and want to enter the giveaway below. 

 Mavka: The Forest Song Film  DVD Giveaway!

Mavka: The Forest Song Film

 I enjoy a lovely view of my front yard and flower garden from my home office window and as I type this, I’m watching leaves slowly flutter to the ground, an industrious squirrel search for food, and the bedraggled look of not only my flowers, but a couple of my containers as well. These are subtle signs of the change of season approaching, especially in my container garden, so I’m sharing tips on summer to fall container gardening made easy in three simple steps.

Summer To Fall Gardening Made Easy!

Summer To Fall Gardening Made Easy

 Welcome to August! Do you feel like July flew by too? School starts in my area in a matter of days, making this week the unofficial end of summer for many. If you’re looking for one last summer activity before the craziness of school and fall, read about Dreamin’ Wild, a true story of love and redemption for singer/songwriter Donnie Emerson. There’s a giveaway too!

Dreamin' Wild: A True Story of Love and Redemption! 

Noah Jupe and Jack Dylan

 I’ve been spending more time offline this month to refresh and recharge my creativity and I feel like it’s helped tremendously. I have lots of fresh new content ideas I can’t wait to share with you, starting with this tasty post on how to create an Italian Charcuterie board that’s perfect for summer meals. 

Italian Charcuterie Board That's Perfect for Summer Meals!

Italian Charcuterie Board That's Perfect for Summer Meals

Earlier this month my husband and I got to see a press screening of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, the fifth film and some say, the last film in the Indiana Jones franchise. This highly anticipated film premieres in the United States this Friday, June 30, 2023. Is it going to be a summer blockbuster? There’s a very good chance it will, because Indiana Jones and the actor who brought him to life, Harrison Ford, have been collecting fans since the first Indiana Jones film, Raiders of The Lost Ark was released in June of 1981. 

Go on an epic Summer Adventure with Indiana Jones! 

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Courtesy: Lucas Film Ltd. 

I won’t be like the countless TV and radio personalities by exclaiming “I can’t believe it’s summer!”, because, in all honesty, I’ve been counting down the days so I could share this helpful summer content with you. This year, I’m starting my deep cleaning and summer refreshing in our master bedroom. I’ve partnered with a great brand called Beddy’s. They inspired this post on how to refresh your bedroom for soothing summer slumber.

Soothing Summer Slumber Found!

refresh your bed

Even though I grow flowers and bring fresh bouquets to add beauty and nature to my space, I’m always sad to see the blooms wither and have to be thrown away. I’ve tried drying special flower arrangements over the years, but my efforts were unremarkable and I knew I needed to leave this endeavor to a professional! Today I’m partnering with Roxanne’s Dried Flowers to show how dried flowers are a low-maintenance way to add floral beauty to your home.

Dried Flowers add Floral Beauty!

Feathers and Flowers Wreath on Mantle

I rarely receive a book that my husband picks up and reads first, but that’s exactly what happened when I got a complimentary copy of America’s Test Kitchen’s The Outdoor Cook book and left it on the counter while I went running errands. Upon my return, my husband couldn’t wait to tell me how much he enjoyed flipping through the book and found it to be a great resource! I couldn’t agree more and so I’m thrilled to be hosting a giveaway for a copy and joining in the Hello Summer Giveaway Hop.

Hello Summer: Let's Cook Outdoors!

Hello Summer cookbook giveaway and hop

 With Father’s Day on the horizon, it’s time to think about all the Fathers you need to get a gift for. From your Father, Grandfather, to your husband, it’s time to celebrate the men in our lives! This sponsored post is really coming at a great time because I was just thinking about how I could share with you some new products I’ve recently learned about. I believe they are perfect Father’s Day gift ideas for every budget to help take the stress out of shopping for Father’s Day.

5 Father's Day Gift Ideas for Every Budget!

5 Father's Day Gift Ideas for Every Budget

Friday Faves to kick off Summer

in , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, May 26, 2023

Happy Friday and since it’s Memorial Day weekend, I’m kicking off summer today! I celebrated my birthday yesterday so I’m ready to start this next season with lots of fun summer ideas and even a new blog! More on that later. In my Friday Faves, I’m sharing some new products to help you kick off summer too. 

Friday Faves to kick off Summer!

Friday Faves to kick off summer

Did you know that May is National Women’s Health Month? It kicked off last week on the 10th, for National Women’s Health Week, and continues all month. Sadly, I was so busy with work and family, that this observance went unnoticed until it was brought to my attention by the brand representative for today’s post! I decided to write 3 Simple Ways to Prioritize Women's wellness In May, not just for you dear leaders, but as a gentle reminder to myself. 

Women’s Wellness in May:

Women’s Wellness products

 It’s been an annual Mother’s Day tradition that my daughters make me brunch. Until they were teens, my husband was there to help, but now he’s in charge of fresh ground and brewed coffee and if I want, a cocktail after we eat, so when Tina’s Vodka asked if I’d like to try their organic Vodka I said of course! Below are two simple Lemonade Cocktails for Mother’s Day and beyond.

Two Simple Lemonade Cocktails for Mother’s Day:

Two Simple Lemonade Cocktails for Mother’s Day

 When the calendar turns to May, I shop for Mother’s Day gifts. I try to keep ideas for the extraordinary ladies in my life all year round so I don’t have to rely on last-minute options. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve never met a Mom who didn’t like being remembered, but if you want to move on from books, scarves, and chocolates, take note of the five Mother’s Day Gift ideas in today’s post. I think she’ll find them delightful. 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:

5 Mother's Day Gift Ideas She'll find Delightful