Happy New Year! 2019!

First, I want to wish all of you a very Happy New Year!  I hope all of you have a very happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous and blessed 2019.

New years eve always brings up memories of the past.  I have to admit, I wish I could turn back the clock and relive at least one more time experiences I took for granted.  Family and friends separated either by moving or by passing over.  This is a great lesson for us all to enjoy the times we have with the people we have in our lives now.  Do not take them for granted.  Cherish each moment.  You never know if it will be the last time you will see them or at least for a period of time you didn’t expect.

One such memory is of my parents.  The holidays were always special to them.  I am remembering the new years eve celebrations.  Plenty of food and excitement getting ready to ring in the new year.  We would all be together eating, waiting for the stroke of midnight.  We would watch the ball to drop on tv in times square.  We would yell, Happy New Year! My father would go out at midnight and shoot his gun. (It was ok to do that where we lived).  I would go out and beat on pots and pans.  Maybe it seems silly to you but it was a lot of fun!

I am thinking about goals for 2019.  I will keep you posted.  Please check back to read my ideas!

I would love to hear some of your holiday traditions.  I would love to read any new years resolutions you are making also.  Please share!  Again, Happy New Year!

 

 

Excited to share this item from my #etsy shop: Wine gift wine glass wine oil painting Original red wine and grapes oil painting – Christmas gift ideas – Free shipping in U.S. https://etsy.me/2zokBpB

My Peony Print and Notecard Bundle

This is a print and notecard bundle created

from my original oil painting “Mama and Baby”

To see more information and to purchase these for you

or for a friend or loved one

just CLICK HERE!

Peony

 

Make Your Life Better By Thinking Positive

How many of us go through our day with worries on our mind? I’m sure you can relate to the fact sometimes those little nagging worries bring you down. It is not always easy to keep positive when things go wrong.

I have someone I am near every day that just seems to focus on all the bad things happening in their life. I always tell them, you can only think of one thing at a time. Make it a positive thing and push out the negative!

So often people can focus on the past. You can’t change the past, so the best thing to do is to focus on making the future a better place to live!

I love to inspire people. This book, “Positive Thinking Every Day: An Inspiration for Each Day of the Year” by Dr.Norman Vincent Peale could be something that can help your way of thinking in a positive direction and could be a great gift for someone you think could use a little help also.

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From me to you…I hope you will think positive and make your life better starting today!!

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Let me know what you think. Do you have tips for staying positive?

The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook and Crock Pot

Here in the U.S. we will soon be celebrating Thanksgiving Day. We will be going to family gatherings and taking tasty dishes for family and friends. One thing I like to do is use my crock pot. Crock pots are a great help with making meals not only for Thanksgiving, but for everyday when working. If you have an outside job or your job is a stay at home parent, crock pots make life so much easier in my mind! I have been a vegan for many years. It is not always easy to find good vegan recipes. I have created great ideas for you to make life easier and stay healthier! These are affiliate links, but I know they will be beneficial for you! Please take a look! I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and remind you to be thankful for all the good things in your life every day!

If you do not see the image, just click on the link for the “The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook: 100 Easy, Healthy Food Recipes That Are Ready When You Are”! Link –>http://amzn.to/2zNvdQy

Of course if you do not have a crock pot, here is a great one to purchase!
If you do not see the image, click on this link to see and purchase your crock pot to make your yummy crock pot meals! Link —-> http://amzn.to/2yS1ouG

These would also make unique holiday gifts for friends or loved ones!  The book and crock pot are getting great reviews!  Please take a look! 

Happy Thanksgiving and happy cooking!!

Making Money Online Tips

Time to enjoy life

Yes…we all need more time to enjoy our lives!

Today I want to show you some wonderful books I have researched and give you some tips that could help those that would love to earn some, if not all income online. The books are affiliate links that I think will benefit many of you.

Many people I have talked to, want more time to enjoy life. Young and older people want more money and freedom. Young people have told me they have small children and would love to stay home to be a full time Mom or Dad with the freedom to enjoy their children. Some would like the freedom to work anywhere with time for traveling. I have also had conversations with people near retirement age or retiring soon and would love to not only retire early, they would like to have more money after retirement. Retirement should be a reward for all the long years of working!

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Here are a few of the books I think can possibly help make a dream reality!


Just click on the book image to get more information!


Great book to get started with affiliate marketing!
Just click on the book image to get great information!

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I will be posting often, great ideas for making money online. Make sure to share my blog with your friends and family.

Original Fall Oil Painting

originaloilpainting

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

Painting details:
12H inches x 16L inches
Oil on canvas
Canvas is on wooden stretcher bars
Unframed
(This is a size that is easy to frame. Standard size)

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It is starting to feel like fall/autumn here in Indiana. I admit, fall is my favorite season. We are, I feel very fortunate to have the experience of the changing seasons. If you are not in an area that has the beautiful color and feel of autumn, this is a beautiful painting to decorate and enjoy in your home or office. This image is one of the original fall/autumn oil paintings available in my collection. I have sold many landscape oil paintings. This time of year I get many requests for landscape and other commissions for holiday gifts. Commissions are welcome!

If you have any questions about this painting or would like to enquire about a commission, please feel free to contact me. My e-mail is: pattitrostle@aol.com

Great items for the beach!

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I recently returned from a wonderful trip to California to visit my kids.  The weather was was warm and beautiful in southern California.  This day was perfect for making a trip to the beach.  This photo is the beach in Long Beach.

My son and I along with my two small grand daughters had a wonderful time playing in the water and on the beach.  Walking from the car to the beach was made much easier with a few items we needed to enjoy our day.  We wanted to take some folding chairs, beach toys, towels, blankets etc.  My son had everything we needed to make our walk easy and fun!

Here are a few of the things I recommend when visiting the beach if you need to take several items especially with children.

1.Mac Sports Collapsible Folding Outdoor Utility Wagon, Blue

This was a real back and arm saver! I highly recommend this little wagon not only for the beach, but for camping or even for everyday use for keeping items together to transport.
We used this cart to transport items for our soccer game from the car to the soccer field!

For more information or purchase just click on the photo!

2.Beach Toys Sand Brick-Building Tool Set with Brick Mold, Trowel, Shovels, Sand Roller, Water Pot, Basket and Bucket

A great little collection of beach toys for the kids!
For more information or purchase just click on the photo!

3. Child 100% Cotton Hooded Towel 24 x 48 inches (Mermaid)

This is such a cute little mermaid beach towel to wrap your little one after swimming and showering after the beach fun!
Just click on the image to see this beach towel and other to choose from!

4. KingCamp Folding Quad Chair Lumbar Back Support Light Weight Portable Deluxe Padded Oversize with Cooler and Armrest for Beach Camp, Carry Bag Included

What a great little outdoor chair to transport or put on your deck or patio! This chair will make your trip or outdoor experience very comfortable and enjoyable!!

Just click on the photo to get more information on this great chair and easily purchase!

5. Kelsyus Kid’s Canopy Chair

Let’s not forget the little ones comfort! They also get tired and need a comfortable place to take a break just like the adult! This is a comfortable chair that will help keep the sun off your child and away from the heat!

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This post contains great affiliate links to make your beach day fun! I hope you have a great time at the beach or camping!

Antique Glass Bowl With Peaches And Grapes Oil Painting

I have loved antiques since I was a child.  I loved looking at the china, crystal and glassware in my grandmother’s china cabinet.  I have several antiques given to me from my grandparents and parents that I cherish.  Each one is a reminder of the special memories I have spent with family.   I am planning to include some of my pieces in my future oil paintings.

This is my current oil painting that is available for purchase.  This painting would make a great addition for your kitchen, dining room or for a gift for a special loved one or friend.

My new oil painting with crystal, peaches and grapes.  I hope you enjoy!

antiquebowl

You can purchase this oil painting by clicking on the painting,

or CLICK HERE!

Your painting will be safely shipped within 1-3 days after purchase!

Free shipping within the U.S.

(Shipping in U.S. only)

 

Peppermint Essential Oil 15ml by Young Living Essential Oils

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I mentioned in a past post summer is here!  Most of us want to spend more time outdoors enjoying a little summer fun!  I know I do!  One thing I have used for years to help keep from getting bit by mosquitos and other bugs is peppermint essential oil.  I put a drop on each wrist.  This seems to do the trick.  Bugs hate peppermint oil!

One other thing, I have also used this oil to help keep away bugs naturally in my home.  I put a few drops of the peppermint oil in a spay bottle with a little water (shake bottle well) and spray where I see ants etc. are coming inside. (Do not spray oil on fabric)

I have another use for the peppermint oil.  I put one drop behind each ear to help keep me a little cooler in the heat.  Two uses here…helps keeps the bugs away and helps keep you cooler!

I have used the Young Living Peppermint oil exclusively.  I love Young Living products and have used them for many years!  I hope you will try the peppermint oil.  It smells great and I think you will really like it!

I hope you have a great time in your outdoor activities whether you are camping or just going for walks!

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