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My Top 5 Gifts For Mother’s Day

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Why is she doing an article about this in February”? If you think about it May is not that far off.

Throw pillows make great gifts. Mom can place it on the couch, her bed, heck even in the car as a pillow to sit on.

Now you can design your mom a family keepsake with all the names of her children on it. Truly a gift she will cherish for a lifetime.

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Pictures make a great keepsake. Does your mother still have photographs in a shoe box? Thousands of pictures stuck in her computer or laptop? Digital Photo Frames are so easy and convenient to show those beloved pictures.

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Are you considering making her a brunch? Check out this do it yourself video with quick tips that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Something I always wanted was a Keurig coffee maker. For three years I kept giving my family hints. “Hey did you see that commercial for the Keurig coffee maker? That sure would be great to have since most of you are out of the house now”.

Well two years ago while my husband and I were out and about we stopped at a garage sale. Low and behold, there it was an older Keurig for only $20.00. I couldn’t believe it. A little $20.00 bill for a machine that cost over $60.00. My husband jumped on it and we brought it home. Yes it still works.

If mom entertains a lot then the newest K-Duo Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker features a dual system making a perfect pot of delicious coffee, or she can enjoy a single cup of her favorite hot tea beverage or coffee pod.

You can find them on sale at Walmart, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and all major retail stores.

Pricing ranges from $120.00 up to $150.00. Sales should be coming out so keep an eye out for your favorite store sales.

My fifth and final choice is the Instapot.

Did you know there are over eleven different machines? My daughter received one for Christmas from her family and she just raves about it. “Mom I made a frozen whole chicken in 40 minutes”. Impressive to say the least.

Price ranges anywhere from $79.99 up to $179.00.

Hand made gifts of macaroni necklaces and bracelets, finger painted hand prints, poems written out of love and more. No matter what gift you bestow upon her, your Mother deserves the very best.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Gaining My Barrings For A Great December

December 2019 is upon us. The end of another decade and the beginning of new things.

This time of year really can throw some people into a state of panick and anxiety. Worrying about where to buy gifts, what to get for that speacial someone and money, money, money.

This year I want to challenge everyone reading this to have a better December this year then in years past.

Planning

Recently I found an article by Marelisa Fábrega, owner of “Daring to Live Fully” titled; How To Have An Organized Christmas – Create A December Planner.

Usually my calendar is full of events, deadlines, birthdays and more. Planner? I’ve never kept a planner for being organized. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

With today’s technology everything is in my phone or tablet and written on my main calendar at home.

When I start out the month the first thing I do is add birthday celebrations. My husbands is on December third, then my youngest grandsons is on the twenty-seventh.

Next thing on my list decorating for Christmas. Seems stupid I know; however I’d rather plan to do it early then realize later I forgot to do it at all.

Between working a full time job, writing, taking care of my husband, and all the other things I must do planning works!

Organization

Baking, shopping, parties and the list goes on. Along with planning out my month, the need for being organized screams out at me.

My husband is always on me about mt list. “Where’s your list at”? He asks as we are walking down an isle. I used to smile and tell him; “Don’t worry it’s right here” while pointing to my head. Of course after we’ve gotten home, it’s then I realize what I’d forgotten.

Now if I don’t make either a paper list or use a handy mobile application like Cool Memo and To Do Tasks.

Self ❤ Care

Always make time for yourself! Even if it’s drinking coffee in your favorite Christmas mug, getting your nails or hair done at the salon. Make time for you!

Afterall if you are not grounded yourself know one would get through December much less all the holidays it includes.

Rewards

Make a Rewards Bucket List. As you’re accomplishing tasks throw in a reward for yourself. Maybe a “movie day with the kids” or “date night with your honey”.

Reward lists are alot like a bucket list. Cross off each one as you go.

Finally

Enjoy time with your family. Be happy, loving, caring and most of all thankful to have those you love around you.

Have a great December!

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Happy Thanksgiving America!

Why do most americans only choose to be thankful on this one day?

Shouldn’t we be thankful everyday for all that we have?

I am thankful for living in America.

For my family, friends, God’s saving grace for without him I am nothing.

I am thankful for you my readers.  Without someone to read the words I put down, they would just be sitting on paper doing nothing.

I hope that if you are in the United States Of America you have a safe and happy day.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera



Death Of A Holiday

Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years Eve and oh forget it!!

Too many holidays in one month! I find it harder and harder each year to send out cards, letters and make phone calls. When did it become necessary to make sure that we included every holiday into our belief system? I celebrate Christmas because I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he came to earth, born as a baby (like we all were), raised as a man and that he suffered on the cross to save us from our sins so that we could be forgiven and enter into a personal relationship with Christ.

I celebrate the Winter Solstice as a way of thanking “Mother Nature” for giving us food from the earth to nourish our bodies.

I celebrate Haunnika because of my beliefs. To thank G_d that he performed a miracle of light from one oil can for eight days and nights.

The other holidays I either don’t celebrate nor do I understand them. Correction I celebrate New Years Eve.

I celebrate the chance at a new beginning, a new year to bring forth prosperity, health and wellness to my family and friends.

Death Of A Holiday could it be possible? Do we celebrate too many of them?

I leave that answer up to you.