Diverticulosis and Increasing Your Fibre Intake

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Recently, I was diagnosed with Diverticulosis. Ways to help treat it are drinking plenty of fluids. Also daily exercise is important. Moderate activity, at least 2 1/2 hrs a week is recommended. No issues there- I exercise quite regularly and drink more than enough water. Always have my ice water with me.

Taking a fiber supplement can help. And also equally important is eating foods high in fiber. Some healthy snacking ideas are plenty of fruits and vegetables. Also adding beans and whole grains can help since they are high in fiber.

A snack that I really like is popcorn though. But not all popcorn is created equally, in my opinion. And since it is important to eat foods high in fiber, I found a popcorn called Popcorn Indiana. They have a  healthy popcorn, made from whole grains. Whole grains are superior to other grains, because they are rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Popcorn Indiana has a lot of delicious flavors as well to pick from. Such as Chicago Style Caramel Cheese popcorn, or Cheese Jalapeno popcorn. There are also some seasonal popcorn flavors like Drizzlecorn popcorn. Popcorn drizzled with chocolate toppings- yum, yum!

 Two of Popcorn Indiana’s popcorn are even certified as a whole grain snack. And have the official Whole Grain Council icon on them. They are the Kettlecorn and the Sea Salt popcorn. For example, if you had two servings of the Sea Salt popcorn, you would almost have your daily allowance of whole grain for the day. I am happy I discovered Popcorn Indiana, a healthy and tasty popcorn! You can see where it is available in your area by clicking here.

Branson's Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

We are really looking forward to going to the Hollywood WaxMuseum Entertainment Center in Branson. This is a classic attraction, and is located on Highway 76. It is located in the center strip in Branson. And has been open there, since 1996.

The Hollywood Wax Museum was revamped just in the last year, and it will be incredible to see all the stars on display there. They have all new stars that are unbelievably sculptured to look like your favorites. They have on display the most famous stars from your most treasured movie sets.

Visiting the Hollywood Wax Museum, you will be transported to different places. Like you will feel like you are walking down the red carpet, or following the Yellow Brick Road. You will beam aboard the Star-ship Enterprise, see superheros and villains, you can even put on a wedding dress and feel like you're marrying a star!

Although we will just be visiting the  Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center, there are other attractions to see, while you are there. Such as The Castle of Chaos, Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors, and you could even play mini golf at the the Shoot for the Stars course. They even have an all access pass you could purchase too! 

Elvis is Alive And Well- in Branson, Missouri

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Another show we will be seeing, in Branson, is an Elvis Tribute Show. We will be going to an afternoon show, featuring Joseph Hall. With the  show being held  at the Clay Cooper Theater in Branson.

Joseph Hall was born in 1984, and he has been performing as Elvis since 2006. He was also on America’s Got Talent in 2008, and made it into the top 10 finalists. He has won many awards, and has also worked with the Elvis Presley Enterprises, Legends in Concert. Joseph Hall is recognized as one of the top Elvis tribute artists today, in the world.

It is directed to show the roots of Elvis, but is also faced paced, so you won’t be able to stay in your seat! Joseph Hall really captures the look, voice and charm of Elvis, he even has the hip action down! The Elvis Rock and Remember Show, is like a flashback to the carefree, energetic Elvis, that fans fell in love with.

The show has a mixture of Elvis hits from all his different styles of music. There is Rock and Roll, Country and Gospel, along with many props and costume changes too. The finale even has an awesome tribute to the Veterans too. The Joseph Hall Elvis Tribute, is a must see show, and I’m sure we will really enjoy it! 

Spring Cleaning With Frank

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Canadian Tire has many products for your Spring cleaning needs. Especially from the Frank line of products. They have a variety of cleaning products, such as glass cleaner, disinfecting bleach, or all purpose ammonia cleaner.

Frank also has products to use with the different cleaners. Such as the Frank Spray Mop or the Twist Mop. They also have sponges and a few different kinds of cloths for cleaning. Or if you need to do some dusting there is the Frank Chenille Telescopic Duster.

Of course if you do all this cleaning you may need to throw some things out. And there is a wide selection of Frank trash bags to choose from also.
I had never tried the Frank line of products till I had gotten some to review, and I really find they are of equal quality to most leading brands. Give them a chance- try them out!

             Great Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks From Canadian Tire 

1. De-clutter before you clean. Spring is the perfect time to switch from a winter to summer wardrobe, pack away winter decor and throw out old newspapers and magazines. Clearing shelves, counters and closets will make getting into those areas to clean that much easier!

2. Go room by room. Start in one room and clean one area at a time to ensure nothing is missed. This is a great way to feel accomplished as you complete each room of the home.

3. Always dust first. Take everything off shelves, tabletops and dressers and wipe with a damp microfiber cloth to trap dust.  Anything that falls to the floor will be picked up by the vacuum.

4. Freshen up the fridge. Clean out the fridge, discarding any moldy food. Check best-before dates and toss any products that have expired or look the least bit questionable. Wipe down with an all-purpose cleaner.

5. Take out the trash. Wash out trash cans with soap, water and disinfectant spray. Keep your trash can germ and odor-free by using scented, organic compost bags.

Talking Rocks Cavern-Branson

Monday, April 27, 2015

We are planning to visit Talking Rocks Cavern, on our trip to Branson next month. We are looking forward to visiting Talking Rocks Cavern, since this is a must see attraction. It is located just minutes from Silver Dollar City.

You don’t need to make reservations ahead of time. Just show up and buy tickets when you get there and you will get on the next available tour. The Talking Rocks Cavern, is a beautiful landscape of brilliant crystals. You will be able to view everything, along concrete steps and pathways throughout  the caverns. Lighting has been installed also to create a dramatic effect.

Talking Rocks Cavern is a geological attraction, and is decorated with formations. These have been made over time as minerals were deposited in layers, creating this unique creation!

                                               (CAVE BACON)

We can’t wait to explore the Talking Rocks Cavern. There are other activities to do there as well, although we will only have time to visit the caverns. But if you go you may like to try some other things they have to offer. Such as while you're there you could play some mini-golf at their 9 hole golf course. Or you could do some gemstone mining and take them home with you. Or even go on a hike on the nature trail or enjoy a picnic in the shaded picnic area!

The Top Rated- Promised Land Zoo- Branson

Friday, April 24, 2015

Another excursion we’re taking next month in Branson is to the Promised Land Zoo (PL zoo.) It is a top rated zoo, and Branson’s only zoo. It is family owned and operated, and dedicated to giving every visitor a personalized zoo experience.

We love animals and can’t wait to visit the PL zoo. While you’re at the PL zoo there are so many unique opportunities to see the animals. One way to view the animals is to take the Foot Safari. This is where you will see exhibits of animals from all around the world. Such as zebra, kangaroos and lemurs. There are 9 acres to cover, on the Foot Safari, and you can really get up close to the animals. This could take about 2 hrs to cover everything, and sounds really fun.

Promised Land Zoo also offers Exclusive Encounters. These are special behind the scenes experiences. Each encounter has 10-20 min of play time, where you can feed, pet and play with the group of animals that you choose. Some of the Encounters that are available are the Big Cat Tour, The Owl Encounter and The Two-Toed Sloths Encounter (there are 4 more encounters besides these too.) I may want to do the Sloths Encounter while I’m there, since I have never seen one in person before, and it would be really exciting to be able to feed, play and give them back scratches!

The zoo also has Live Animal shows, Bottle Feeding Babies, and a Parakeet Paradise for visitors to enjoy. This looks like such a great zoo, and we can’t wait to explore it in person! 

Snow Day!

This is Spring? Doesn't the snow ever go away? No wonder winter always seems so long.

An Avengers Experience of a Lifetime and a Subway Gift Card Giveaway! (Canada)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fans can purchase any SUBWAY® meal deal and receive one of six free Avengers augmented reality collector cards and then download “Cinema App” on the App Store or Google Play to bring the cards to life.

Next, fans can visit and enter the unique PIN code found on each collector card for a chance to instantly win a $25 or $50 SUBWAY® cash card and be entered for a chance to win one of three grand prize trips to an Avengers-themed location.

Kids can also share in the Avengers excitement in-store through the purchase of a limited edition Kids’ Pak®. Each Kids’ Pak® comes with a four-inch sandwich, SUBWAY® apple slices, Minute Maid fruit juice and one of six different 3D play kits from the hit animated series, “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble.”

The in-store sweepstakes runs from April 13, 2015 until July 14, 2015 at participating SUBWAY® Restaurants from coast-to-coast.

Subway would also love to have us give one lucky reader a $20 Subway gift card to Tweet this giveaway! A random draw will be made by on May 4, 2015 from all entries received.

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Time For Spring Cleaning!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring is here and it’s time for some spring cleaning! You'll want to tackle that dirt and dust that's been hanging around all winter out of everything. Like your bedding, curtains and linens to name a few things. Wow- there is so much to clean! Some products that can help though, are the OxiClean and Arm & Hammer products lines.

OxiClean has a whole line of laundry products. These will be great for your Spring cleaning laundry needs. Such as the new liquid OxiClean Laundry detergent. It has a fresh scent and provides a powerful deep clean. I love my laundry to have that outdoor fresh smell don't you?  Oxiclean also has new detergent packs too, which are convenient, and mess free .

They also have some pre-treat products that you can use. Like the MaxForce Gel stick pre treater. This thick gel is great at breaking down stubborn stains. Or their multi-purpose stain remover. This spray works really well on tough stains on garments and even on upholstery. So you could give your couch a little spring cleaning too!

Arm & Hammer also carries  nice products for your laundry. Like the new Crystal Burst Power Paks or the Super Washing Soda Detergent Booster. The Booster gives extra cleaning and freshening to tough household jobs. It works not only as a laundry booster, but also can be used as a household cleaner too. And it  is an all natural product!

Next you may want to clean some of your dishes, glassware and silverware. OxiClean has products for this. OxiClean uses the power of oxygen to remove tough stains, film and spots. Switch to OxiClean Extreme Power Crystals and you won’t have to pre-wash or even re-wash your dishes!

Lastly, for Spring Cleaning, you may want to do some freshening up around the house. Some Arm & Hammer products can help with that. Such as the Arm & Hammer Fridge Fresh. It’s a fridge deodorizer that eliminates odors so foods are fresher longer. Or the Arm & Hammer Carpet Deodorizers. I love this product! One of my personal faves! It absorbs and eliminate odors in your carpet and leaves a long-lasting scent.

So if you are ready for some Spring cleaning then OxiClean and Arm & Hammer both have many different products for all your needs! Now after all that don't you feel like cleaning something! 

Zenni Optical Review Plus $50 Gift Card Giveaway (Canada/USA)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Do you need some new eyeglasses? There are many reasons why you may like to buy a new pair. Maybe yours broke or you misplaced them. Or sometimes you just would like to have an extra pair of glasses. It could also be that you saw a really nice frame that you would like to have. Well, for whatever reason you need some new eyeglasses then you will want to shop at an online prescription eyeglass site.
Zenni Optical has a large selection of frames and lenses for men, women and kids too. And you won’t believe their prices. Their frame selection is sure to fit your budget. That is because Zenni Optical’s principle is that you shouldn't have to spend hundreds on eyeglasses, which is more than they cost to make. 

Gerry reviewed a pair and loved the fact that they felt weightless on his face and looked great for an inexpensive pair of glasses.

So whether you want to look trendy, sporty or whatever look you want then Zenni Optical is sure to fit your needs. With prices that can’t be beat at the “mall eyeglass stores,” you can buy several pairs at Zenni Optical for less than one pair of theirs! 

Zenni Optical has offered a $50 gift card to one of our lucky Canadian or American readers. A random draw will be made on May 3, 2015 by from all entries received. 

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Branson, Missouri's Acrobats of China

Monday, April 20, 2015

When we go to Branson, we are planning on seeing a show called Acrobats of China. It is playing at the Yokov’s Theater in Branson, MO. We can’t wait to see one of China’s most acclaimed dance troupes perform. They are the FenMo Acrobats from Jinan China.

This show has been specially designed for the stage at Yokov’s Theater. It has more than 40 acrobats who showcase classic Chinese dance and physical-performance arts. There is also exotic backdrops, state of the art lighting and colorful and stunning costumes.

The Acrobats of China is like no other show and resembles the Peking Opera. It is fast paced and edge of your seat entertainment. It is loaded with excitement, energy and striking beauty.

There is a revolving program of unique acts during the show. Some of the features during the show, include the lion dance and the dancing dragon. You will also see such things as aerial fish ballet and something called butterfly lovers. During this amazing show there are also pole climbers,spinning plates, and daring trapeze acts. And so much more!

We are so excited that we are going to see the Acrobats of China, next month, when we are in Branson!

April 22 is Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day. This is an annual event, that is now celebrated worldwide, and demonstrates support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970 in the US, and is now global and celebrated in over 192 countries every year.

Earth day aims to educate people on environmental issues, so they can understand their responsibilities on behalf of the planet. It helps raise awareness on the impact that we have on the environment. It also gives people ideas on what they can do about it, such as going green. Some ideas are recycling and less energy consumption. Also less paper consumption, and taking public transportation are other things people can do to help the environment.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. And it is more important now than ever, as climate changes are becoming more apparent and a new understanding of the consequences our actions are having on the Earth and environment. Come see what others are doing for our planet- 

London Drugs:

Since 2008, customers and staff at London Drugs have actively participated in the What’s the Green Deal? recycling program at London Drugs. Throughout that time the company has kept old electronics, batteries and any other recyclable items out of landfill sites in every community supported by London Drugs. The Green Deal recycling program accepts ink cartridges, Brita water filters, electronics, light bulbs, batteries, cell phones, Styrofoam and more. For full information on what is accepted at London Drugs please visit

Speaking of protecting the earth, did you know that according to a recent study conducted for the Ad Council, 52% of Americans don’t know which items can be recycled in the bathroom. And only 10% of Americans have a recycling bin in their bathroom, compared to the 45% who have them in the kitchen. Whether it’s hairspray, leave-in conditioner or dry shampoo, many of your favorite beauty products and packaging can take on another life through recycling. For example, your shampoo bottle could be recycled into a hairbrush, or you might find a great new dress made from the recycled plastic of your favorite bottle of lotion. Visit to learn more about what your personal care products can become when properly recycled. #berecycled"

Tips For Making Sure Your Family Is Financially Secure In 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Everyone knows how stressful it can be when their family is not financially secure. You never know how much money you can afford to spend because living can be tough on a tight budget. With that in mind, we’re going to offer some tips this morning that should help to improve your situation. No matter where you might live in the world, there are always changes you can make. Getting a better job with decent pay would be ideal, but that isn't always possible. However, using our tips should make your life easier. 

Cut back on spending

If you need more cash, you should aim to limit the amount you spend. One of the largest expenses faced by the average family is their monthly food bill. Luckily, there is lots of good advice online about feeding your family on a budget. You simply have to look for ideas and implement them. The basic rule of thumb is that you want to stay away from luxury stores and shop at their cheaper alternatives. Supermarkets like Aldi could help you to save thousands over the course of a year. 

Reduce your debts

Many families worry about their financial security because they have lots of large debts. If that applies to you, now is the best time to get things sorted. Speak with your creditors and see if it is possible to pay your debts off for a reduced rate. Presuming they won’t let you do that, you might like to consider getting an IVA. By using an  IVA calculator, you can find out whether or not you are eligible in a matter of minutes. If you are, you need to get in touch with a suitable firm as soon as possible. An IVA will lump all your debts together into one affordable monthly payment. That could be exactly what you need. 

Start an automated business

You might think that starting a business would involve a lot of hard work, and you’d be right. However, we live in the digital age, and so it is easier than ever to launch something that creates profit automatically. Perhaps you should launch a website that contains useful information people require. That would allow you to make money from advertising banners, and so you simply have to drive high levels of traffic to the site. You could even look at the possibility of affiliate marketing. 

Downsize your home

If you’re still struggling to make ends meet, it might be time to downsize your home. Either that or you could move to a less desirable area. Those who have had their mortgage for a long time might even make a profit out of the move. If nothing else though, it will reduce your monthly mortgage payments and give you a little more cash to play with. 

We hope you are now ready to make positive changes and help your family to become financially secure in the near future. Our tips should be a good starting point, but you need to implement more ideas if you want the best outcomes. Catch you back here soon!

Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower- Branson, Missouri

Monday, April 13, 2015

We have found somewhere else to explore while we're going to be in Branson next month. It's the Sheperd of the Hills Inspiration Tower.

Inspiration Tower is Branson’s “landmark on the horizon” — a massive 230′ tall structure.Open Year Round 9AM to 5PM Inspiration Tower is Branson’s “landmark on the horizon” — a massive 230′ tall structure located Inspiration Tower on Inspiration Point in The Shepherd of the Hills Homestead. Constructed and erected in 1989, the Tower’s opening celebrated the 100th anniversary of Harold Bell Wright’s first visit to the area. It weighs 3 million pounds, cost approximately $1.5 million to build, contains over 92,000 pounds of structural steel, and can withstand a constant wind of 172 mph or gusts of up to 224 mph! A convoy of 43 concrete trucks filled the Tower foundation, which contains five miles’ worth of rebar weighing 34.5 tons. The Tower also contains over 4,400 square feet of glass – enough to cover a third of a football field! Two glass elevators transport visitors to the spacious, enclosed observation deck. The panoramic views are absolutely phenomenal, in any season. On a clear day, you can see over 90 miles. There’s also a specialty gift shop, snack bar and restrooms on the ground level. 

During November and December, Inspiration Tower is transformed into the Ozarks’ largest Christmas tree for the Trail of Lights! The Tower is open year-round. Can't wait to see it!

Lost Canyon Nature Trail - Branson, Missouri

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Next month when we're in  Branson, we're going to visit the Lost Canyon Nature Trail at Top of the Rock. The Lost Canyon Nature Trail, is a spectacular attraction that you can’t find anywhere else. We are really excited about going there in May.

At the Top of the Rock, is the 2-and-half mile Lost Canyon Nature trail. Guests ride along in an electric cart, and view stunning and dramatic features of nature. While on the trail, visitors will see beautiful rock formations, Table Rock Lake, and drive through Lost Canyon Cave. It promises to be a remarkable experience.

The Lost Canyon experience begins at the Top of The Rock Welcome Center. From there, visitors  go on a trek that is dotted with waterfalls, natural rock formations and covered Amish bridges. Guests will be steeped in adventure and history all along the trail.

The first stop as you meander along is the awe inspiring Lost Canyon Cave. The centerpiece of the four story cave is the cascading waterfalls. The cave also features a cave bar, which serves favorite beverages, including the famous “John L Lemonade.”

From the Welcome Center, the Lost Canyon Cave, to the breathtaking summit everyone is sure to enjoy the Lost Canyon Nature Trail. We can’t wait to experience this ourselves! Doesn't it look fabulous?!

Book Review: The GL Diet For Dummies

Saturday, April 11, 2015

I often TRY to eat healthier and always reading something that MAY help me lose some weight or at least keep the scaling from moving up. I got a book I've been reading from Wiley that I think will help, if I could only stick to following all the great tips, recipes and suggestions that they give for healthier eating. It is called, The GL Diet For Dummies.” In case you’re unfamiliar with what GL means, it stands for Glycemic Load.

The GL of food is the number that estimates how much the food will raise a person’s glucose level after eating it. Carbohydrates break down into glucose and therefore GL load shows how quickly blood sugars will rise.  Foods with a low Glycemic Load release their glucose more slowly so you maintain stable energy levels for longer.

The book, The GL Diet For Dummies, explains the science behind this diet. This book is very well written and I love the easy to read format. The GL Diet For Dummies, can help you lose weight and stay healthy, without calorie counting. It also comes with 80 recipes to try. I would really recommend this book to anyone, who is looking to change their eating habits. 

April 17th is National Pet Adoption Weekend (Canada)

Help Pet Valu raise $1.5 million for pets in need by spreading the news about National Adoption Weekend - April 17th through 19th.  Pet Valu stores are hoping to find forever homes for 2,000 pets this month.  

Rescue spokes pets who are up for adoption are available for interviews and appearances – and you’re also welcome to visit stores for photos and video. 

 Another way you can help is by RT @PetValu using the #PostaPaw.  Every time you do, Pet Valu will donate 1 cup of food to animal rescue charities.  The chain is hoping to donate 15,000 cups of food this April. 

Good Sam Club Memberships- Well Worth It To Sign Up

Friday, April 10, 2015

We'd love to share with our readers more info on the  Good Sam Club membership ! ****(PLUS- If you sign up through us, we get a free night of camping on our next campground visit at one of their many locations.) There is no better time  to become part of America's #1 RVing organization. Good Sam's is the  world's largest organization of recreational vehicle (RV) owners, and the Good Sam Club is committed to making RVing a safer and more rewarding experience for its 1.5 million members. We signed up while we were in one of the Camping World stores. Got ourselves a two year membership that also included a $25 gift certificate - where we can now buy something at one of the stores next time we go.

Based in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the Good Sam Club is a sister company of Camping World, America's largest retailer of RV supplies, accessories, services and new and used RVs. Both the Good Sam Club and Camping World were founded in 1966. The Good Sam Club offers RVers the resources to make the most of the RV lifestyle, including significant savings on RV insuranceroadside assistancerv financingrv extended warrantiestravel medical insurancehealth insurance and acredit card rewards program for RVers. Good Sam Club members save 10% on the regular nightly RV site rate at 2,100+ Good Sam RV Parks and Campgrounds, save up to 30% at Camping World SuperCenters, save on fuel at Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers, enjoy hundreds of dollars in Camping World coupons, receive four free issues of MotorHome or Trailer Life magazine with the HighwaysClub publication inserted inside, save with Smile & Save partner discounts, save 60% on the annualGood Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory where you can find a park near you, and so much more! View All Good Sam Club Member Benefits.

We'd highly suggest it! Send me your email and name and you'll receive a link to sign up- and we'll can get credit for a free night stay!  Thank you!
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Trial Distributorship With It Works!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Back to my "old home business"- It Works! And .....

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