Change is Good! Keep watching!

Change is Good! Keep watching!

I’ve thought about it long and hard, but I will be cleaning up my blog site. I feel like I need to make updates because of the lifestyle changes in my life over the last few months. I will be writing mostly about healthy foods, recipes, and kitchen gadgets, my body transformation progress, etc. I will also be writing about other things from time to time, i.e. family, friends, social events, hobbies, business entrepreneurship, etc.

If you have any comments, requests of what you would like me to write about, please comment or message me on my social networks. And please share, tweet, like and follow.

Spryly 

So Perplexed!

I’ve been thinking what to write about for my next blog. I think the main reason why I can’t come up with anything is because I need to figure out my niche and I’m not happy with the appearance and functionality of my blog site. Does anyone know what I can do to solve these problems?

I have so many interests and not sure what to do or what is most important to my site. I am lacking the motivation and passion for blogging these days. I am also frustrated on trying to figure out affiliate marketing. HELP!

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to Me!

I’m going to be Fifty tomorrow! The BIG FIVE OH!!! OH My, that feels like such a huge number. I’m feeling so OLD!!! I can’t believe I’m joining The FIFTY CLUB!!! It’s better to be getting older than to be DEAD!

I’m always told that I look young for my age or that I have found the fountain of youth. But I certainly feel my age. I have lots of aches and pains from accidents and scoliosis. And since I’ve been getting older I’ve noticed that when I get a cold, it is very hard to shake it off sometimes.

Here are some of the things that I do that I believe has helped me stay looking and feeling younger.

  • Drink lots of water. (I’ve heard that you should drink half your body weight in ounces. But I hardly ever do. “Pout!”)
  • Cleanse my face. (Even if I don’t have a cleanser, I splash my face with water. Water is my friend.)
  • Use moisturizer!!!! (I can’t stress this enough. I use it daily, sometimes twice a day. My mother got me to start using moisturizer when I was maybe 12 or younger, I’m not sure. The first brand I used was Dew Kiss by Avon and is no longer available. Boo! A similar one I’ve found is called Purpose.)
  • I don’t destroy my skin by worshipping the sun. (If I must be out in the sun, I use a high sunscreen and don’t stay out long.)
  • I try to eat whole, natural foods. (I try to stay away from processed food and stuff that has chemicals in it.)
  • I limit my cheat snacks as a reward or for a special occasion. (They are appreciated greatly!)
  • If I feel like drinking alcohol, I drink moderately and not very often. (Usually, once or twice a month is good enough for me.)
  • I try to get enough sleep. (Even though I don’t always go to bed at a decent time. 6-8 hours is good.)
  • Take vitamins. (Since I recently went “Vegan”, I only take a multivitamin and B-12. I get plenty of the necessary vitamins and nutrients from my plant-based diet.)
  • Take walks. (It gives me the exercise and vitamin D. It’s good to get your body moving, to be out of the house and breathe in the fresh air.)
  • Eliminate stress from my life. (I know it is inevitable that we all have stress. I try not to sweat the minor stuff. Take one day at a time and try to stay positive. It helps to be around friendly, positive people.)
  • Be HAPPY!!! (Life is too short. Make your life the best you can. If you aren’t happy about something, what can you do to make things better? Take baby steps towards a better, happier life.)
  • Get a change of scenery every once in a while. (Being away from home helps you recharge, even if it’s for a few hours. Take a walk on the beach, waterfront, nature trail or just a leisure drive.)

 

I hope you all have enjoyed my post. Please like, share and follow!

SpryFly

Many people say…

Hello everybody! I hope everybody is doing great!

I recently decided to make some changes in my eating habits and lifestyle to go Vegan.  I first decided to go vegan for my health, but then after learning more about veganism, I learned about other reasons; the animals, the environment, and the world. So ethically and morally, it seems like the right choice.

Many people say…

It’s ok to eat eggs, beef, pork, and seafood and honey because they have been programmed from a very young age that it’s part of the food chain. But they don’t think about the origination of where the food comes from and that they didn’t directly do the slaughtering, that it’s ok to not think about it. If they had to kill the animals, they would think again. If they saw the animals living conditions, they would make changes. Stop the unnecessary cruelty to animals!

We don’t think about the harm that’s being done and how inhumane it is when we order a meal or shop for food. I watched the videos of how the animals are raised, treated from beginning to end. I recommend anyone that has a caring heart to have an open mind and watch this video and others that are available online, YouTube and Netflix. *Beware* the videos can be disturbing but so true. But think about it like this, if you can’t watch it; do you really want to eat the products that come from these animals? http://bitesizevegan.com/ethics-and-morality/animal-rights-2/is-eating-animals-a-personal-choice-2/

We can get all the nutrients and energy we need from plant life. If everybody would start by not eating meat for one day, it would save so much energy, water, and animal lives. Then try it for one week, just see how you feel. Then try it for a month. I found lots of recipes that I want to try out. This is going to be a grand adventure! Here are some websites for some recipes. http://www.veganhippiechick.com/ http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes  http://www.brandnewvegan.com/indexes/recipe-index  http://jennymustard.com/category/recipes/

Recipes are so easy to find all over the internet.  Also, Pinterest is the BOMB!!!!

Check out the recipes and the Vegan lifestyle. Be good to the Earth and all the living creatures!

Happy Vegging!!!!

 

 

Handling Stress- Made Easy with this Wonderful Product

We all know all about stress! I appreciate anything that will help lessen my stress level. How about you? Here is a product that will help do just that if you are ever pulled over by law enforcement, at a road block or in an auto accident.  www.thepulloverpal.com  This product is especially useful for the hearing impaired. It holds all of your necessary documents to place on the driver window for the official to view easily.

Here are some of the reviews made on this product…

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I have run into some embarrassing situations before when being pulled over. The officer approaches me and asks for my license, registration, and insurance card and I begin to fumble through my messy glovebox looking for the requested documents.
Now with Pullover Pal I can keep all of my important documents handy. It is quality made with durable stitching and has plenty of room to store all of my important documents.
Thanks Pullover Pal!

Love this product. Great quality! I keep it in my door panel so it’s easy access before the officer reaches my window. When I’m not in the car, it fits nicely in my purse so my ID and other docs are ready when needed.

Beautiful idea! We deafies need to have show our Driver’s license, registration and insurance cards in Pullover Pal pocket to any cops for safe! � I already order today. � Thank you, Pullover Pal! �

A visionary product that will no doubtlessly avoid misunderstandings and save lives. I’m sold!!! #ShutUpAndTakeMyMoney

 

And a message from the owner/inventor of The Pullover Pal…

 

Our goal is to have happy customers, so if you aren’t satisfied with your purchase, please message us and let us know why so we can do better in the future! Thanks 😉

 

Please share this post with others. Thank you in advance!

Tips to Get Through the Holidays Smoothly and Stress-free

Hello! I hope that everybody had a wonderful Christmas and didn’t eat too much. Mine was good.  I was able to see my family. I cooked ham, green beans, corn on the cob, sweet potato casserole, brown n serve rolls and baked a lemon pound cake. It was all very good. I will share the recipes with you soon. What are some of your favorite holiday foods? Do you have any family recipes that are enjoyed for family get-togethers? Do you have any tips to make life easier during the holidays?

Here are some tips that help me…

(Through the year) Make a list of those that you need to shop for and what for each person. When you are out and catch sales or have coupons/rebates, go ahead and buy if you are able to.

(A month or so before holiday event) Make a menu list along with recipes. Check to see if you already have the ingredients needed before shopping. Also, write up a guest list to make sure you will have enough food and dishes for them all.

(A week or longer in advance) Wrap gifts and put name tags on them. Write gift items down what you got for each person so you don’t buy it again or just so you remember it.

(A few days before cooking day) Go over food list/recipes again to make sure you have all that you need before you start cooking. Lay out the baking dishes, serving dishes and ingredients needed for each dish. I put the ingredients in the casserole dishes or near so they are ready to go. That’s if they aren’t perishable though.

(A day to 3 days before depending on what it is) Prepare any food that will keep. Cook any food that is freezable, like cookies and pies. Tidy up the house.

(Morning of) First thing, prepare the food that takes the longest and that goes in the oven or slow cooker, such as turkey, ham or roast. Time the other food according to how long they take to cook. I prepare the dish then place in the oven or on the stove closer to when it’s time to eat.

(While food is cooking) Wash dishes and set the table with dishes, eating and serving utensils, salt, pepper, toothpicks, and napkins. Get some rest whenever you can, before all the family arrives or if your family is already there, play a game with them or watch a movie together.

I hope these tips help! Doing some things ahead of time will help make the day go a little less stressful and help you as far as getting things done in a timely manner. Plus being organized and making plans in advance helps tremendously so you will be able to spend time with your friends and family.

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I hope you all have a Happy New Year!

SpryGirl

Goals, Priorities and Responsibilities- OH MY!

Does anyone else feel overwhelmed when it comes to responsibilities, setting goals and prioritizing them?

Ohmigosh, I sure do! I think my problem, most of all, is that I procrastinate. When I procrastinate, everything gets piled up, too much on my plate and can’t think clearly to be able to prioritize them because of being so overwhelmed.

So…. To solve my problem, I decided to set a schedule and take on little tasks and move on to the next task at hand. If you use a calendar or planner, write out a list for each day of tasks that must be done at the top of the list, what I want to do and lastly, what I can do if I have time and that can be done while watching TV.  If you use a notebook; make three columns may be labeled as i.e. (urgent, important and leisure). You can also categorize the tasks by if they are a household chore, business/work, personal or for a family or friend. Some people use computer programs like Evernote and PlannerPro. They are good to use but I prefer writing things out and being able to see and hold in my hands and I can mark out what’s been done, make additional notes as needed. I also like to use highlighters and colored pens to color code for what’s been done or type of task.

There may be hobbies or projects that you enjoy or have put off because of more important things always need to be done. Set aside at least once a week for an hour or longer to do something that you enjoy. We all need to have that time for our sanity! If you don’t have time to plan an outing with a friends or family, give them a call or a random message to let them know that you haven’t forgotten about them.

With today’s technology, it is easy to lose touch with everyone. Even though technology makes it easy to communicate, there is so much going on and there are so many social media platforms that it is sometimes hard to keep up with it all.

Please leave comments if you like 😉

SpryGirl

Such a sweet baby! Awww!!!

Babies are so wonderful! I am so happy to have grandbabies. They are so much more fun and so different than when I was raising my kids. My youngest grandbaby is 2 weeks old. I was able to see her today. She is so beautiful and sweet. She has two siblings, an older brother and a sister. I am so proud of my daughter when I see her being such a wonderful mother to her kids. The photo is the newest addition to the family and her big brother. He loves his little sissy!

 

SpryGirl

Pretty Tissue Flowers are so Easy to Make

Every girl loves flowers! I like all kinds of flowers, pictures of flowers, floral prints, objects created into flowers, even paper flowers. I like the faux flowers best because they won’t wilt away and is nice to decorate with them. I recently made some tissue paper flowers for my daughter after the birth of my newest granddaughter.

Here are directions on how I made them and the supplies that you will need:

Tissue paper, any colors or print

Floral wire

Floral tape

Scotch tape

Stapler

Scissors

Ruler

I used 2 sheets of tissue paper in 2 colors for a 2-tone look. I stacked the sheets together and folded in 4ths and cut on the folds. Have the shiny sides down towards the outside. I put the darkest on the bottom so it will show on the outside of the flower. Start folding in accordion style about an inch wide.  Fold in half and tie with wire. However it cooperates for you, with tape, stapler or wire to secure it, without tearing the paper. And cut in rounded or spikes around the edges. I experimented with it some. Then start separating the sheets carefully. After you have separated each sheet, secure sides with stapler and/or tape. Then cut at least 4 pieces of wire in however long you desire, or a very long piece and fold it to the final size. After you have your wires lined up right, secure it to the wire on your flower, then wrap with the floral tape. I made 3 of these flowers and made the wire long enough that it can be wrapped around something to display or can be kept long and twisted to put in a vase. I think it would also look pretty to add a touch of paint on the petals and maybe some glitter. Also, you can have the paper larger for larger flowers as long as you have 8 sheets or more total. The larger the sheets and more sheets, the larger and fuller the flower will be.

Use your imagination! The beauty of crafting is that there is no right or wrong way, just happy mistakes made into terrific innovations. Crafters learn from each project, see what works best and everybody’s crafty eye is different.

If you make any of these tissue flowers, send me pics and comments.

Thanks, SpryGirl 😉

Veterans Day on the Crystal Coast

How was your Veterans Day?

First all, Thank you for your service to all of the military personnel, active and retired.

I had a good time with my granddaughter. We went to the Aquarium on Pine Knoll Shores. Then we went to the beach and Dairy Queen. There is so much to do on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Many are free and a short drive. Links are below.

http://www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores

http://www.dairyqueen.com/us-en/locator/Detail/?localechange=1&store-id=10214&

Some of the free activities are beaches, nature trails, boardwalks and museums. See the link directly below to find out what interests you!

https://www.visitnc.com/

About our day…

We arrived at the Aquarium and had a hard time finding a parking space. They have free admission every now and then on a special holiday such as Veterans Day.  So the parking was difficult since it was pretty busy, but worth it. I think my granddaughter’s favorite things there was the touch tank, the kids play area and the analysis center for the turtles. It was nice for them to have interactive activities for the kids to do, other than walk around and look at the exhibits. We visited the gift shop inside the aquarium. They have a lot of fun and nice items there like T-shirts, hats, glasses, jigsaw puzzles, books and toys. My granddaughter wanted everything in the shop. LOL

The beach was very nice. My granddaughter enjoyed it. She got on the swings, and then climbed on a turtle. She even got to digging in the sand like a dog then she lay in the hole she dug. After the beach, we went to get food and ice cream from Dairy Queen. She played some of the arcade games and when she ate her ice cream, I think she was wearing more on her face than what she ate.

If you are ever on the Crystal Coast, I recommend going to the beach and the aquarium. Some of my favorite places to go are the Morehead City and Beaufort waterfronts, Harkers Island, Cape Lookout and Cape Hatteras.

SpryGirl