3 Dog Behaviours to Watch Out For (And What They Mean)

Dogs are wonderful creatures and whether you have adopted a puppy who bounds around full of energy or you have an old dog who prefers to spend more time under his blanket, they are good communicators. They can give you a single glance and you know that they want you to ruffle their ears. Or sometimes they are even more direct than that. How many times has your dog brought you his lead as a clear instruction: you will take me for a walk now?

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But sometimes, your dog isn’t just trying to get a tasty snack or persuade you to put some boots on and head out in the rain for a long walk up a muddy track. Sometimes, they are trying to tell you something much more important and you might not have recognised the signs.

There are three common symptoms that dogs display when something is wrong and while all of these symptoms can have multiple causes, if you act fast, you will be able to help treat your dog and return him to his normal self as soon as possible.

Here’s what you need to know:

Scratching = I Have Fleas!
When dogs get fleas, they feel itchy because the fleas live in their fur, lay eggs and bite. Just as we might scratch a mosquito bite, dogs are compelled to scratch flea bites. Cats and dogs share the same breed of flea, so if you see your cat scratching too, you definitely need to find a treatment soon for each pet and probably your house as well. Fleas are quite happy to bite you too.

One treatment brand, Advecta, is ideal because they don’t just make spot on treatments and shampoos for dogs, they also make sprays for indoors and in the yard to get rid of any fleas waiting to pounce. If your dog has a pale coat, you will usually be able to see flea dirt in his fur or even the brown fleas themselves. It takes a while to completely get rid of fleas, but you will be able to monitor the situation by gently combing his coat as you would comb a child’s hair for head lice.

Though every dog gets fleas once in awhile, you can also use topical preventative treatments to reduce the amount they occur. One of the best things you can do – and your dog or cat will love – is regular brushing with a flea comb. This will help to remove the odd flea and make sure it doesn’t have an opportunity to start breeding. You should also keep your home clean and vacuum regularly to suck up any fleas or eggs that may be left in the carpet. This is especially important when you know that you pets have fleas or have had them recently.

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Sickness and Diarrhea = I’m Not Very Well
Cats throw up all the time to help get rid of any furballs collecting in their stomachs, but this behaviour is not so normal for dogs. When your dog is sick, you might not need to go to the vet, but you must keep any eye on him to make sure that his symptoms don’t get worse. If you know that your dog has eaten chocolate, go to the vet immediately to seek help. They will be able to make sure that all the chocolate is safely removed from his stomach (they make him more sick!) and they can also provide pills to help slow his pounding heart to a safer level.

Most of the time, though, your dog will just be a bit under the weather so let him sleep it off in his bed, letting him cover himself with a blanket if he likes. Your dog is probably best placed to know what he needs to do when he is sick, so if he doesn’t want to go for a walk, don’t make him. Just give him some time to recover quietly on his own in bed – just what you would want! Keep an eye on him and if you notice any signs that he is getting worse, or the symptoms last for longer than a day, take him to the vet for a check-up to be on the safe side.

When they are sick, dogs have a tendency to drink too much at once and this can make them sick all over again. The best thing to do is provide water little and often so that they don’t drink too much. If you are concerned about your tap water, the best idea is to boil it and then allow it to cool completely before presenting it to your dog to ensure that there is absolutely no bacteria in there.

Tiredness and Coughing = I Might Have Heartworm
There are lots of reasons for both of these symptoms, but you should always have them checked by a vet to make sure that they are not being caused by heartworm. This is a parasitic worm that lives in your dog’s heart and lungs and should be treated as soon as possible.

The good news is that you can help to prevent any instances of heartworm using a simple spot-on treatment, pill or injection. These treatments must be administered regularly, though, as they are ineffective on adult heartworms. Your vet should also carry out annual tests, just to be sure.

Your dog is really very good at telling you things and now you have a better idea of what he means, you can both be much happier together! The main thing to remember is that if you have any doubts about your dog’s health or behaviours, you should take him to see the vet, if only to settle your own worries.

Most dogs will get a bit poorly from time to time, just as we do, and it is usually nothing to worry about. Make sure you take all the usual precautions with preventative treatments for fleas and heartworm as well as the usual vaccinations. All being well, your dog will live a long and healthy life with you.

It’s National Cookie Day!

Good Evening Wonderful People!

Have you ever noticed that there is a holiday for everything. And today is no exception.
It is National Cookie Day!!

Cookies are one of my favorite treats, especially when they are homemade and for the holidays. Nothing completes a Christmas meal like a good homemade cookie.
Some of my favorites are chocolate chip and peanut butter.


The Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

We featured the recipe for these peanut butter cookies last year and you can find it here!
They are super easy to make and super tasty.

We often look for  new recipes that are healthy, but still very tasty. We found these oatmeal raisin cookies that are made without sugar.

Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Each year, we take part in a fast with our church family. During the fast, we do not eat any meat; but we also do have any sugar. These cookies are perfect for those times. The recipes can be found here!

This year, we found a great recipe for a Cranberry Oatmeal Cooke that we hope to try over Christmas holiday. Cranberries are one of our favorites and had been looking for a healthy and easy recipe. Here it is!

Ingredients
3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1 banana, cut
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup white chia seeds
1/4 cup plus 1Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup coconut palm sugar

Directions
— Heat oven to 350 degrees (F), and lightly coat a baking sheet with a thin layer of coconut oil.
— In a bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and allspice.
— Add oats, cranberries, walnuts and chia seeds.
— In a blender, mix coconut oil, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Add the banana and blend again until smooth.
— Stir in dry ingredients, into banana mixture. Drop batter on baking sheet, about an inch apart, to make 24 cookies.
— Bake for 15-20 minutes until cookies are brown and mostly firm. Let cool for 5 minutes. then enjoy!

Let us know which cookie is your favorite? May you will try one of these and add it into your holiday spread. If you try these Cranberry Oatmeal, let us know what you think.

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones (Product Review)

Hi Beautiful People,

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and had fun with your family and friends. And for those who didn’t get a chance to be with family or friends, remember you are never alone.

When I have free time I enjoy listening to music or an audio book with my headphones. I have Bose wireless headphones that I fall asleep while listening to music or spoken word because they are so comfortable. However, I recently had the opportunity to try the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, courtesy of Verizon Wireless.

Features (Verizon website)

  • Connect via Class 1 Bluetooth with your device for wireless listening
  • The sounds is clear and good quality. Enjoying music will be a pleasure with the Beats and it offers good bass.
  • Up to 40 hours of battery life for multi-day use. It’s such a comfort to know that I didn’t have to constantly charge the headphones if I had them on for a long time.
  • With Fast Fuel, 5 minutes of charging gives you 3 hours of playback when battery is low
  • Adjustable fit with comfort-cushioned ear cups made for everyday use
    Custom Comfort.
    Beats SoloWireless stays true to its predecessor with bold styling and a streamlined design. The on-ear, cushioned ear cups are adjustable so you can customize your fit for all-day listening comfort. The headphone’s fast-flowing curves and pivoting ear cups complete this natural fit, designed for optimal comfort and sound delivery. My ears felt a little snug when I listened for a long time, but maybe after extended use it will become more flexible.
  • Sleek, streamlined design that’s durable and foldable to go everywhere you do
  • Take calls, control your music and activate Siri with the multifunction on-ear controls

Easy Connectivity
All I had to do was push in the on button under one of the ear cushions and held it for a couple of seconds and the headphones popped up on my phone or iPad and it would connect and I would click done and I was all set for listening to my favorite tunes.

*Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, carrier network and, signal strength.Wireless performance may be affected by nearby objects including walls, metal items, and other wireless devices. I would walk down the hall at work to see how for the wifi would go and it would disconnect but the reach was not suppose to be that long so that’s expected. When I was in my office it was hand free and I could go from my office to another office and it flowed with know interference.
Running with Beats
I run using the Spotify app music playing on my iPhone. The Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones are lightweight and do not feel like they weigh me done while I am exercising. I workout hard so listening to music that has clear sound is awesome.
Overall the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones from Verizon would make a great gift to you, or from you for someone special. The Beats headphones retail for $299.99 with free shipping on VerizonWireless.com.

Right now Verizon has an offer for you to get a prepaid $50 prepaid MasterCard with purchase (more information below).The offer ends December 13, 2017 so if you are looking to buy the headphones for a gift or for yourself this is really a nice bonus.
The Get a $50 prepaid Mastercard when you spend at least $200 on accessories. Visit the Promotion Center with code FIFTYBACK for submission form and FAQs. Limited time offer. Must purchase $200 in eligible accessories in same transaction from 11.27.17 through 12.13.17 at Verizon Wireless retail store, online and telesales. Verizon gift cards, Bose products and cellular enabled watches/ devices are excluded. Must submit proof of purchase online within 60 days of purchase.Verizon Wireless Prepaid Mastercard® mailed w/in 8 wks after receipt of valid claim. May not be combined with other promotional offers and VZW employees are excluded. Limit one Prepaid Mastercard per address. Prepaid Mastercard is issued by SUNRISE BANKS N.A., Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Mastercard is a registered trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX
Beats Solowireless headphones, one carrying case, 3.5mm RemoteTalk cables, one universal USB charging cable (USB-A to USB Micro-B), one quick start guide, and a warranty guide.
FTC Disclaimer:
BubblingWithEleganceAndGrace received the Beats Solo3 wireless headphones in exchange for our honest review of the product. We received no monetary compensation for writing the review. All opinions are our own. At the end of the test period, we returned the product back to Verizon.

Thanksgiving Holiday Childhood Memories

Happy Thanksgiving Beautiful People!

My Grandmother’s house

When I think of the holidays, I think back to when I was a little girl spending time with my family. My grandmother was a wonderful cook and she would prepare a full spread with all the goodies. My mother was also a good cook, however, she spoke fondly of my grandmother staying up at night putting the dressing in the oven, taking it out after it was done and then putting the capon and goose in the oven. Although not necessarily at the same time.

What is capon, you say?

Capon 2014

Most of the time when I tell people that my Grandmother prepared capon for Thanksgiving they would not know what I was talking about. My mother prepared the traditional turkey, but a capon was just as familiar and not strange at all.
A capon is a castrated rooster that is fattened to make the meat more tender.
Growing up, I did not know what a capon was. It was not until I became in adult that I learned more about it. I knew the bird was a chicken; but that was all. After I was married, I went to my local Farmer’s Market and saw a fresh capon available. I felt nostalgia inside, thinking back to my childhood. I purchased it and prepared it for my husband who never had capon before. My husband really enjoyed it and when he asked me what type a bird it was. We were wondering, so we some research. When I found out what a capon was, it equipped me with knowledge. It kinda felt like I came to the table thinking I was eating something completely different than what I thought I was eating. It’s my choice if i want to continue to cook capon for Thanksgiving.  Really, people don’t realize how their meat comes to the table so it’s smart to be a wise consumer whether chicken, beef, fish, whatever. It’s really something to see that capon is now considered to be a delicacy and has been around since the middle ages.
Will I stop eating meat? No. Will I have capon every Thanksgiving as an adult? No. I have had it twice since my childhood.

Childhood Memories
I had great childhood memories of my Mother, my Dad, and I lived right around the corner from my Grandmother. I  spent practically all my Thanksgivings with her. She was a strong woman of faith and I can’t tell you how much wisdom and knowledge that she instilled in her children and in me. She was better than a cook. She was a diva chef who taught me many different recipes and cooking capon was a small facet of that. Thanksgiving also meant picking and cleaning collard greens, picking string beans and peeling potatoes. She would bake at least ten sweet potato pies and give out to her family to take home with them.

I will never forget my Grandmother taking the time to show me how to make biscuits in her kitchen. She worked as a cook in a high school cafeteria and it’s amazing how I will hear students talk about how they remembered Ms. Blue.

1967 Sumner year book

I would remember my mother, grandmother and I would go to the grocery store and the cashier would say look at the three generations.These memories are so precious to me because my Grandmother, my mother, and my Daddy are in heaven.  So take hold of those special memories and don’t take your family for granted. If you haven’t told them you love them call them up and tell them.

If you are by yourself on this Thanksgiving Day, remember that you are not alone. God is always with you and He loves you.

Indigo Rd. Embroidery Boots Are Made For Walking

Hello Beautiful People,

It’s that time of the season and the holiday glitter is in the air.  Thanksgiving is next week, the trees in Missouri are so beautiful with all the variations of the different colors of fall. When I think of the holiday season, I see bright colors and that make me smile.
I am enjoying the embroidered look in fashion. For my wedding anniversary my husband and I saw these boots called Veraly Chelsea in navy/multicolor at DSW and I had to have them. The boot was $59.95 which is such a good bargain because I have seen embroidered boots going for $67 and up.

indigo rd embroidered boots

Styling boots with embroidery is not complicated. Make sure the boots are the focal point. If there’s too many different prints and patterns, the beautiful embroidery pattern in the boots get lost.

Styling with indigo rd embroidered boots

In the collage photo above you can see how comfortable the boots are with that extra goring on the sides for easy on and off. The heel is about 2 inches and very stable and grounded.

Style File
Pink Cardigan – Macy’s
Black/White polka dot long sleeve blouse – Macy’s
Pant – Isaac Mizrahi 24/7
Flower headband
Earrings – Gift
Agate Necklace – Birthday gift
Ankle Boots – Indigo Rd. Veraly Chelsea from DSW.com
Fragrance: Pacifica Coconut Nectar

13 Reasons You Look Older Than You Are

There are a few wants in life that seem to be universal. People want to have security, to feel thrived by what they’re doing in life, and to look and feel great. All of these things are worthwhile, and as such, none of them come easier. When it comes to looking great, there’s one factor that seems to crop up again and again: looking older than you actually are. The good news is that even if you’re looking past your years now, it doesn’t mean it’ll be that way forever. Below, we take a look at thirteen factors that might be contributing to the issue, and how you can get around the problem. Here’s to looking younger!

Your Diet is Terrible
We know you probably know that “you are what you eat,” but there’s a reason you keep on hearing it: it’s true! If you’re looking a little bit lacklustre and older than your true age, it might be because you’re wolfing down too many fast food meals, and not eating enough nutritious fruits and vegetables. It takes a real effort to start eating well; if it’s left on autopilot, then you’ll eat whatever’s most convenient and inexpensive. And those two factors will rarely lead to food that’s good for you. Learn to cook a few simple, nutritious meals, and you’ll be looking your age in no time.

Lack of Sleep
There really is something to be said for getting your beauty sleep. You can’t look or feel your best if you’re continually yawning and wishing for a few more hours in bed. If you’re struggling to get your full 7-8 hours of shuteye a night, it’s worth investigating the reasons why. It might be that your pre-sleep routine isn’t conducive to a restful evening. For example, did you know that having too much screen time before you hit hay will lead to a more disturbed night? Make a vow not to spend hours scrolling through Facebook before bedtime. Instead, read, drink a cup of tea (without caffeine, of course), and prepare yourself for a night of relaxation. You’ll feel great in the morning, and won’t be accelerating the ageing process, either.

Taking on Too Much
And it’s not just your bedtime that’ll affect you. It’s also what you’re doing during the daytime. To look our best, we need to have energy, and if we’re always running around, then we’re going to be sapped pretty quickly – especially if we’re staying up late socialising and then getting up early for a full day of work and more. If you’re feeling a little frazzled, make plans to spend some time at the beach, doing nothing but reading and living the good life. You’ll look younger in no time!

Getting Rid of Grime
You can feel like you’re 25 even when you’re 45; it’s all in the attitude. However, attitude won’t cover up the true giveaway of your age: your skin. As such, it’s important that you’re taking steps to ensure your skin always look refreshed and healthy. If you don’t know where to start, take a read of ‘dead skin cells 101: what causes dead skin to build up?’ You’ll learn some important information about all the small actions – or inactions – that prevent your skin from looking its best. With your new skincare routine in place, you’ll be on your way to taking years off your body.

Your Hair Looks Lifeless
Envious of all those youngsters, who seem to have volume and shine in abundance when it comes to their hair? It’s often overlooked in favor of more obvious factors, but a person’s hair is a big indicator of their age – and can even push them beyond their years. Of course, we’re not just talking about thinning of gray hair (though, that will also age you). We’re talking about dull, lifeless hair; the type of hair that, when people see, assume belongs to an older person.

…And Your Hair Doesn’t Suit You
As well as your hair’s glow, it’s also worth keeping an eye on your hairstyle. It might be that just asking for a different style next time you visit the hairdressers could take years off your look. Everyone can think of a hairstyle that would suit a middle-aged woman, but what if you have one of those haircuts and you’re not quite at that age yet? You’ll be making people think that you’re older than you are, all due to a factor that can easily be changed. Take a look at a few hairstyles that’ll make you look younger, and take them with you to your next hair appointment.

Too Much Sunlight
Now, there’s much to be said for spending long days in the sunshine, soaking up all the best that the summer has to offer. However, though we’ll undoubtedly feel relaxed at the end of the day if we’re not taking proper sun precautions, or we’re spending too many days lounging under a baking sun, then you’re going to age much quicker than a person who limited their time outdoors. It’s one of the fastest “ageing” agents that there is, and also one that people often neglect to give due attention.



You’re Not Your Ideal Weight
Most people don’t look their true age, for one reason: they’re not the weight they should be. That doesn’t just apply to people who have more fat than they should, either; it’s true of people who aren’t eating enough. Moving forward, you should check what your BMI should be, and then take the appropriate steps to ensure you fit into your agreed swing. If your body is as it should be, and you’re living a healthy lifestyle, then you’ll be on your way to looking better.

Exercise and Energy
There is a long list of benefits to exercising regularly, and virtually no drawbacks, other than the time and money it can cost! But really, if you don’t to be prematurely aged, then it’s imperative you’re hitting the gym and making your body the best it can be. This just won’t make you look good: it’ll also give you the necessary amounts of energy. Attitude is a big part of looking young, and if you’re up and mobile all the time, then no one will think you’re older than you are.

Mental Health
Much is asked of us in the 21st century, and it’s no surprise that mental health conditions are on the rise. In fact, things are getting so bad that mental health problems are considered an epidemic. If you’re feeling the strain of life, reach out and get help. While there are more important benefits than looking younger, a clear and healthy mind will give you a zest and spirit that will prevent you looking beyond your years. On a more physiological level, some studies have suggested that depression and other mental illnesses can even actually make you age faster.

Dressing Older
What’s in the wardrobe? Is it the latest fashions, or are they the old items that you know and love, the ones that you feel comfortable in? While there’s something to be said for comfort, those old clothes might make you look older. To stay looking young, you need to have one eye on the latest clothing trends. Though it’s important to note: there is such a thing as dressing too young! As a rule, take a look at what people who are slightly (5-10 years) younger than you are wearing, and copy them – with your own style, of course.

Learning to Relax
Being able to relax is one of the most underrated qualities in human beings. It makes life infinitely easier if you’re body and mind is at peace! You’ll also slow down the ageing process, and get rid of those gray hairs and wrinkles. Of course, “trying to relax” isn’t really advice, because you can’t try to relax: you can just do the things that help you to be ease. If you don’t yet have one of those things, try your hand at the staples: meditation, reading, yoga, long bubble baths, and so on. Once you’re at peace, you won’t care so much about what you look like: but for what it’s worth, you’re likely to have taken a few years off your appearance!

Blame the Parents
Alas, it can’t all be good news. Some things you can change, and some things you can’t. An example of the latter is the genes you inherited from your parents. If they passed on those genes that made you age more quickly, then you’ll be fighting a losing battle. That’s not to say that the advice we’ve offered above won’t help: it will. By taking a proactive approach, you’ll be on your way to undoing that pesky work done to you by your folks!

Final Thoughts
Your appearance isn’t everything; there are much more important things to keep in mind. However, everyone wants to look young and full of life. With the advice above, you’ll be staying looking your fresh best for as long as possible.

 

 

It’s Time For A Giveaway: Kindle eReader

Hello Wonderful People!
I hope you have had a wonderful week.
It’s been a little on the chilly side here in the Gateway City. Nothing is more cozy on these days than getting wrapped up in a warm blanket and reading a good book. Whether it is in the traditional format or as a digital copy, I enjoy all formats of books. If you have not tried ready on a tablet, I would recommend you giving it a try to see who you like it. This is an opportunity for you to win a Kindle eReader.

It’s the Annual Season of Giveaways at Katherines Corner and I am joining Katherine and her sponsor Casa Bouquet to bring you the Kindle Giveaway.

One winner will receive a Kindle eReader and a Colored Cover ( winners color choice from provided selection in photo)

Prize is provided by Katherines Corner, Casa Bouquet, Some of Katherine’s bloggy friends and Katherines Corner Shop

This giveaway is NOT endorsed or affiliated with Amazon

Please remember to follow your giveaway Sponsor and all of the Giveaway Hostess so you can get all of your entries!

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Lisa-Casa Bouquet

Bev-Eclectic Red Barn

Tamaki-Bubbling with Elegance and Grace

Diane-Recipes For Our Daily Bread

Marilyn-Marilyns Treats

Nina-Vintage Mamas Cottage

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Finding The Right Eye Cream For You

Hello Beautiful People

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

I am really focusing on finding quality beauty products for a good value, sometimes it can be hard to find when you don’t know where to look.

Have you ever noticed that in the world of beauty, new products are hitting the market all the time. Whether it is in the drug stores, on the infomercials, or in the department stores; there is always the newest or greatest product that you have to try. From moisturizers to masks to cleansers, it can be hard to keep up with them all.

Picking the right eye cream

How do you know which product is the right one for you? How do you know if it is better to spend?

Reviews.com is a great resource to see what eye cream is out there and how they all measure up. Going through the various different eye creams to find out what works can be overwhelming; so it is great to have a resource to have for more detailed information.

Reviews.com measures the products by not only testing the products on the skin; but also cutting products that contain, parabens, fragrance, and mineral oils that can clog the pores. The team members also talk with dermatologist and research what ingredients are effective and beneficial for the skin.

Just because an eye cream is recommended for wrinkles, dark circles or puffy eyes and is the hot new item, doesn’t mean that it is good for you.
Just because the products cost over a hundred dollars, does not mean that it filled with effective ingredients.
Just because the products is endorsed or created by a celebrity, does not mean that it is better than other brands.
Have you looked at the list of ingredients on the box?
I use to think this eye cream that I had been using was working for me.  I then looked at the list of ingredients and saw that it contained propylene glycol which can be an irritant to the skin. I stopped using it and really starting taking action on what ingredients are going on my skin.

Reviews.com is the place to get in-depth information on all sorts of beauty names and why they did and didn’t make the cut. The area Around the eye is the most delicate skin on your body; so you want to know which products work best.

I didn’t see the 100 Percent Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream (my current choice) on their list. I would like for the team members to test this product and see what they thought about it.

 

Highlights: Joyce Meyer Ministries Love Life Conference

Hello Beautiful people,

The 2017 Love Life Conference with Joyce Meyer was an awesome experience. A friend was attending the event and I thought that it would be good for me to go with her. After the three-day conference, I felt encouraged and uplifted by the powerful messages and praise and worship music. I always want to be better in every area of my life.

All that Glitters Michael W. Smith Opening Song

The conference brought together 26,000 women from all over the United States and across the world. The musical guests at the event were Chris Tomlin for the opening night, Michael W. Smith (pictured above with confetti in the air, singing his new song on an upcoming album on the second day), and CeCe Winans on the last day. It was like going to a concert.

Images of the conference

The doors opened at 8:00am for the morning sessions, so my friend and I had to get up extra early so we could be there in plenty of time. My handy backpack was ideal because I had everything I needed in one spot.

Love Life Joyce Meyer Conference

The speakers were Joyce Meyer, Dave Meyer, Joel Olsteen, John Gray and Ruth Graham.
This conference celebrated the enjoyment of living life to the fullest. I needed those words because sometimes I don’t feel I am special. I constantly remind myself that I am unique and God loves me.

Highlights of Speakers

The lines were long in downtown St. Louis getting into the conference. My friend and I waited in line to get into Sugarfire Restaurant between sessions. However, everyone was nice and cordial, so the wait was not bad at all. Somewhat hot and humid day; but it was not bad.

SugarFire Restaurant

After waiting in line for an hour and a half to get into Sugarfire Restaurant the smoked turkey breast and fries was worth the wait.

Highlights

One of my favorite highlights of the conference was the Dream Center Mens’ Choir. They sung, “I Am Redeemed,” by Big Daddy Weave. These men have dealt with various addictions, and they have accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior and singing how their lives have been changed. It was a moving moment.

Love Life Conference Haul

I have some reading to do after picking up some items from the conference. I even found an inspirational bracelet.

My Love Life Haul

I am glad I was able to attend the Love Life Conference because this is the last time it will be in St. Louis, MO. I didn’t know that initially going to the event.The conference next year will be in Tampa, Florida.

Giveaway Winner: Same Kind Of Different As Me

Good Evening Awesome People!

I hope your week is off a fantastic start.
We are here tonight to announce the winner of our recent giveaway.

In collaboration with LEV3L Digital, we are giving away two tickets to see the new movie SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME.

Starring Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, and Jon Voight; the movie touches on how acts of kindness can change the world of people that we come in contact with every day. We all need a second chance, for various reasons. We can all share acts of kindness to people we are close to; or to complete strangers. Take a look at the trailer for a sneak peak about the movie.

Same Kind of Different As Me opens in Theaters on this Friday, October 20th.
For more about the movie, click here.

And the winner of the giveaway is

Ronald O.

Congratulations, Ronald! We will be in touch with you about getting the tickets to you.
Thanks again for everyone who entered.

FTC Disclosure:
To write this preview and offer the giveaway on Bubbling With Elegance And Grace, we will receive two tickets to see the movie for ourselves. We received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed about the movie are our own.

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