Friday, June 28, 2013

Beautiful Surprises

I wanted to share this photo that I took the other day. It's as you can see a white feather. It was so beautiful and it was just nestled there in the wild rose bush. It was such a sweet surprise to see it there, right where I could see it from the window. It was in perfect view...not too high, not too low.

I've often heard that a white feather can be the sign of angels who are about. I like that idea :)

Have a great weekend!


Hit Your Summer with Firmoo Free Glasses in June

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The most long-awaited part of the year - S-U-M-M-E-R has finally come. Aren't you excited to be at the beach, wearing shorts, being tanned, being sweaty-- yet gorgeous and going to music festivals? Well I definitely am! What is summer without a new pair of eyewear? An easy remedy for this is to stop by Firmoo.com and pick up a free pair of glasses so that you won't miss a moment this summer. New arrivals are part of the First-Pair-Free-Program. Now get yours for FREE!

+ Looking for Retro Style Glasses?

A retro glasses frame offers a quirky retro look. This eyewear with bold colors and fashionable design, will lighten up your summers. The rectangular lenses are surrounded by thin and sleek rims, extending out to metal stems. Spring hinges add extra comfort to wear. Find your own unique style.

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+ Looking for Oversized Glasses?

Be yourself and find your own way to show yourself! This eyewear with big conspicuous frames is so unique and attractive and they will let you stand out of the crowd. Oversized glasses are always your best choice for showing your star quality in the fashion trends.


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+ Looking for Fashion Tinted Sunglasses?

These two pairs of retro-style sunglasses are somewhat different from traditional wraparound sunglasses I've seen before. It is of a traditional frame shape with sunglass lenses, which make you look more fashionable and elegant in this hot summer season.

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Still have no idea about how to style your pairs? Check out a few ladies modeling their favorite Firmoo eyewear.
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(The above model photos are all derived from Firmoo+.)

New Customers, click here for more products for your first free pair at Firmoo right now! You just need to pay shipping. First come, first served! (Simply clicking "LUCKY DRAW" on the page, and you may even get a totally free pair including free shipping.)

I've recently bought new reading glasses and I was excited to see all of the cool frames that are available. I didn't buy them from Firmoo, but now I wish that I had because they have some fun frames and great deals!

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The Panasonic TZ40 Camera

I'd like to share a video today, courtesy of spreaditfast.com. It's a presentation of the Panasonic TZ40 camera and it shows what you can do with this fun device. As you many know, I love taking pictures, so this camera sounds cool to me and the video is fun to watch. Check it out!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Tips For Shipping Gifts To Family Abroad

Today I'd like to share another very informative article by Marcela De Vivo. I have featured an article by her before and she always shares such excellent tips. I hope you enjoy this article about shipping gifts to loved ones who are far away from home. Enjoy!
 

Sending gifts and care packages to family abroad can be both fun and harrowing. While it’s exciting to buy gifts that you know they’ll love, it can also be worrisome as you don’t know whether or not the package will arrive in one place.

When you send a package to loved ones abroad, you want to make sure that none of the items in the shipment are damaged or broken. By following these tips on how to pack and ship your gifts carefully, you can ensure that your parcels will arrive safely, with the gift wrap and ribbons still intact.

Timing

Before you start the shipping process, decide when you want your gifts to arrive. If you have a particular date, like a birthday or Christmas, keep in mind that the amount of time the package will take to travel to its destination will depend on both travel time and several custom checks.

Ask the shipping service you are using or research online how long the estimated shipping process will take. Also, by sending the presents earlier, you may save money on shipping since you won’t need to use an express delivery service.

 

Packaging

While you may want your gifts to arrive as you would personally deliver them—that is, prettily wrapped in gift paper and bows—these gift boxes, while attractive, are generally not the most durable and will most likely not withstand the rough handling and transit.

Additionally, any wrapping paper is likely to get torn and ribbons lost en route. You can still wrap your present in nice gift boxes and wrapping paper, etc., but place that box inside a standard shipping container to help keep your present in good shape. An additional benefit of placing the gift-wrapped item inside a shipping box is that it disguises how valuable the gift may be, reducing the chance of theft.

Arrange the presents strategically inside the gift box, carefully wrapping and filling the box with tissue paper so that items don’t move. The more the objects move around, the more likely something is likely to get broken. Or, pack each item individually in gift boxes, making sure that they are carefully wrapped and padded, and then pack those boxes into a larger shipping container.

If you are packing multiple items into one gift box, place the fragile presents in the middle, where they are less likely to be jostled and broken.

When packing the gift box or boxes into the more durable container, be sure to fill the shipping box with Styrofoam peanuts, newspaper, bubble wrap, etc. The rule about making sure the boxes don’t move apply here as well; fill the shipping container with extra cushioning to make sure that the precious cargo arrives in one piece. Once the outer box is full, close the top and shake it a little to check if items shift around inside. If things do move, add more padding until there is no movement at all in the box.

Tape the box up with packing and shipping tape—masking tape can come undone if exposed to heat or moisture. Use tape that is at least two or three inches wide and cover all the seams of the box. Make sure there is nothing protruding from the box that can catch on machinery and other packages.

Insurance and Tracking

If you are sending a large quantity of items, especially those of value, you should get the package insured. Keep a copy of your receipts. You may want to even document the contents of the box prior to packing for your records.

Most shipping services provide tracking information for packages. Depending on the service you choose, tracking may be provided at no cost. This is an excellent way to keep an eye on your parcel and get an estimated time on the delivery, and is a worthwhile investment.

Another way to track your package is to keep a copy of all of your customs forms, which can be tracked without additional cost.

With these tips, you can ensure that your gifts to family members abroad will arrive on time and undamaged.

 

Marcela De Vivo is a freelance writer from California whose writing covers several different topics, including travel, technology, special needs education and health. When sending gifts to family and friends abroad, she is sure to follow these tips. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Taking a Nature Walk


Today I wanted to share some of the pictures that I took a few days ago when Brit Boy and I went walking in a lovely nature reserve here in Wiltshire. Everything was especially green and the sky was so blue. It was so good to get out to enjoy nature like that. It reminded me of taking walks back home. It was a beautiful day!
 
 








Until next time...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Straight From My Heart

Hello all!

I'm still scanning through my pictures from the walk that Brit Boy and I took at the nature reserve, so please bear with me. I didn't realize that I had taken so many pictures until I loaded them onto my computer. The nature reserve was an amazing place and I just kept taking more and more and more pictures. I love taking pictures so my camera is never far away from me :)

I'll be sharing some of the photos in the next couple of days, so please come back for that. It will be more like my posts from the old days of this blog and that's something that I want to get back to. As I've mentioned in a previous post, I've been taking loads of pictures all during the time when I was studying for school and unable to get here to blog. Now I can share them. Some are quite random and some are picturesque. My collection is a regular hodgepodge, but I've always thought that that was the strength of my blog before...the focus on a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Kind of like my philosophy on life :)  It will be nice to get back to what I love again!

So today I will share one of my random pictures. It's a potato that I found in our cupboard the other day. I thought it looked like a heart. What do you think? Of course if you look at it another way it could look like someone's backside. LOL.

I vote for the heart though. What do you see?
 
From my heart to yours...have a wonderful day! :)

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Hello Sunshine

We are currently having some of the most beautiful weather here in Wiltshire! It's the best that we've had in a long, long time so I'm relishing every bit of it. About a week ago and before that, it was more like October ;-)
 
But this...this is what we've been waiting for!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!
 

 
I hope that it's beautiful wherever you are in the world!
 
Until next time...

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Rainbows and Good

 
Today I want to share a photo that I took a few days ago, it was right around the time when I was turning in my final essays for school. Actually this is one of two rainbows that I saw back to back. I saw them both right after I had finished my work. It was later that evening and I was sitting down to watch television with Brit Boy. We were having some weird stormy skies during that week and they reminded me of the thunderstorm skies we have back in Georgia, minus the thunder and lightning here. I know that the timing sounds too perfect, but I swear to you it's true. I took both rainbows as a sign of good...just good in general after a rough and hectic month or so :-)
 
Therefore, I want to share some goodness of the rainbow with you on this Sunday!  Good just for the sake of good and also as a reminder of how beautiful nature and our planet can be!
 
Happy Sunday!