Saturday, July 2, 2022

Life Updates & Goli Nutrition - Use My Code! 42% or 57% Discount!

 Hey Gal Pals! It's definitely been awhile since I last wrote. It turns out that my job, which was previously a part-time, 27 hrs. per week job, turned into a 35 hours per week gig. It has been great and many benefits have come from it. But I have missed contributing to my blog and wish that I could get more motivation to do just a little bit each week. I think that some of that is just my idea that I have to have everything planned and prepared just so, edited, photos done just right, etc. etc. I'm happy to say that I am still on Instagram fairly regularly!  I'd love for you to stop by there to see what I've been up to! 

I've been enjoying the summer break and playing a lot of catch-up with different areas of my life. We've been doing some hiking, and I've joined a gym called 'HotWorx', which is a quick way to get in a work-out. It combines the actual workout with a sauna temperature (between 120 and 125 degrees) so you can sweat out impurities, along with infrared light--said to have great effects with detoxification, pain relief, circulation, etc. So far I've liked it but I'll give it a year to see what I think of it overall.

I think if I want to continue in this blog realm, which I really do, I need to let go of attempting to control things, even the slightest bit. If I am even more authentic, (less staging, more vulnerability) there will not be the need to manipulate so much of what goes up on the blog. I think that actually it could become a little bit more relate-able because so many of us are dealing with life and trying to cope with ever-changing circumstances.

We still, however, need to keep our health up. That is one thing I am passionate about. Whatever happens, if we lose our health, it will become 10 times harder to cope. Thankfully, I'm still keeping up with that to the best of my ability, to the point that I can happily say I haven't been even a little bit sick in the past 5+ years. And honestly, maybe it's just the luck of the draw. But if it isn't, I'm happy to share whatever it is that I'm doing with you so you can decide whether or not you'd like to incorporate some of my methods into your own life! 

I also wanted to mention that I'm still using Goli Supplements (you know, the ones that Jennifer Lopez has been promoting) and really liking them. I am on the subscription plan where I receive a bottle of my favorite supplement each month. I can change it from month to month. I love the taste of all of them. Currently, I'm loving the Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies. All the effects of ACV with the very pleasant taste of a gummie! 


I need to mention that this weekend (4th of July Weekend) that if you use my code "agalneeds" you will get a great 42% discount. You can actually try a 3-pack of any combination for just $33.06 with that code - agalneeds. And as always, shipping is free. If you opt to get on a subscription plan (no obligation, cancel anytime) you will get an amazing 57% discount on your first order! 

I hope you are having a great summer and enjoying time with your friends and family! Until next time!

Thursday, February 3, 2022

A New Job Means Managing Life Differently - Goli Nutrition #Review #DiscountCode


 Ever since I took a position at the Online School for my district, (who knew that Online School would be a permanent way of life for so many people), my own life has been different. It is a big change from being face to face with my students all day - every day, to having basically an office job, where everything is done online! Even though I miss those crazy, adorable kids, I really enjoy my new job. I'm learning new and interesting things, meeting and collaborating with great people, and now even have my own desk, computer and phone! 

But the hours are longer, the demands are greater, so I've had to adapt and change many of the things that I used to do in order to manage my life. For instance, I now have chewable supplements at my desk. They fit my new job perfectly! When I first started the job in mid-December, I found that my stress was through the roof with the new learning curve that I was trying to navigate. It was so easy to reach for something quick to snack on, because lunch was always rushed and usually even non-existent. And what do snacks usually contain? Lots of sugar and empty calories. It left me feeling depleted and that is definitely not what I need!

This is a partnered post, however all thoughts are my own.

Then I found Goli Nutrition and it changed the way I work. It couldn't have come at a better time! I'm so in love with the fact that they have exactly what I need in easy bite-sized, great-tasting, goodness. I currently keep two bottles at my desk--The Goli Calm Bites and the Goli Multi Bites. I have been able to change what was turning into a very bad habit into something easy, manageable and good for me!

 Goli Calm Bites - I chose these little chocolaty caramel nougats because they contain a healthy dose of Ashwagandha (150 mg) and Reishi Mushrooms (25 mg). Aswagandha is an ancient Indian adaptogen herb used for its restorative and rejuvenating properties. Its properties of helping the body maintain balance and adjust to stress are heavily backed by modern science. Reishi Mushroooms have been used for thousands of years to help balance body and mind. These bites contain KSM-66 Ashwagandha, which has been clinically studied to reduce stress and promote relaxation, promote quality of sleep, control stress-related food cravings, support concentration and memory, support physical performance and endurance.So lots of benefits in these tasty little bites, with only 25 calories! Bring me all the calm vibes!

These bites are so tasty, with only 25 calories each!

Goli Multi Bites - I have a bit of a problem swallowing supplements, but I do anyway. However, when I'm in a rush or have forgotten to take my supplements, I keep Goli Multi Bites at my work desk. These are formulated with a blend of vitamins A, C, D, E, Niacin, B6, Folate, B12, and Pantothenic Acid. This is enough to keep my body functioning and well nourished while I'm at work. Did you know that Vitamins A, D, and B12 help support your immune system? I am also enthusiastic when I learned that the ingredients DO NOT include gluten, high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors or flavors, or preservatives.

Nutrition has never tasted so good!

  My only question for Goli is, 'How am I supposed to NOT eat these like candy?" They are that good! 

 Go to and order your bites! Free shipping on all orders with an additional 10% off with my code, agalneeds 

UPDATE: Today only, 4/30/22, all orders placed with the code above will receive an additional 37% off with their order!


Saturday, September 18, 2021

Why The Best Time To Register For Utah Kids Club Is Now! #Giveaway

 What Is Utah Kids' Club?

Utah Kids Club is a monthly subscription club that makes really fun activities accessible for you and your family at great discounts! 

The other day I went to Santaquin, Utah and visited Rowley's Red Barn. The store was really great and I brought home some great produce, but I didn't know that Rowley's hosts a full-fledged fall festival with a corn maze, apple cannons, zip lines, jumping  pads, giant slides, pedal carts, a petting zoo, pumpkin patch and apparently, something new! Well, long story short, if I had been registered for Utah Kids' Club, I would have seen that this is something that they automatically include in their list of discounted activities in their 'Ultimate Halloween Pass'! 

Halloween is definitely a time when there are so many fun things to do all over Utah--the weather is perfect, the harvest is in full swing, and it's just a good time to be out having fun! But it can get a little spendy, especially with families with kids. Utah Kids Club can help out so much! For just $29.99 (right now on Pre-sale for $19.99, use coupon code halloweenvip), you'll get over $200.00 of Halloween fun through October 31st, plus all the regular fabulous discounts that come with the standard monthly pass. You can cancel anytime! But I must tell you, this Ultimate Halloween Pass sells out every single year, so you probably want to act on it quickly!

 The Standard Kid's Club Pass

If you just do a couple of fun things each month, you can easily justify the standard monthly pass price of $12.00! Included are free meals for kids, discounts to over 250 Fun Centers (Rec Centers, Water Parks, Bowling Alleys, Laser Tag, etc.), discounts to Utah's top sporting events (Utah Jazz, Grizzilies, REAL), discounts to top plays and theaters (including Scera Theater and more), discounts to museums (The Leonardo, etc.), discounts to Special Events (such as Disney on Ice, What Women Want Shows, Home Shows, etc.). I mean, it's absolutely bonkers how many deals there are. And the fact that you can cancel anytime is great as well!

I really love how it's really mostly about kids, but not ALL about kids. As you noticed, there are some things that are of interest to adults as well! I'm really interested in the free pass to Pinner's Conference in November! Or any of the Scera Theater plays, or the sporting events! I guess, in the end, even that is about the kids, because we parents are even more interested in the pass if there is something in there for us as well!

Now for the Giveaway!!


Monday, September 6, 2021

The Last Rose Of Summer #MyPostMonday

 Here we are at Labor Day, and it just feels right to start to bid good-bye to summer. What a summer. 

Some crazy things happened in the world in general. We are still reeling from the madness of Afghanistan. Who would ever believe that craziness unless they lived through it? Americans still stranded in that madness, trying to get out.

But as much as this is weighing on my mind, (don't even let me start about the woman trying to get her 4 children out and a US state official doing everything he could to get her out, including giving money to Taliban. Nothing worked. Permission denied from the U.S. State Department. Taliban said they would shoot her and her kids. She was vomiting she was so frightened. Finally, she ran away with her children into the darkness, who knows where she is now....please update me if you know.) I try not to watch the news too much, because I would be a total wreck.

As much as this is weighing on my mind, I did have a summer. This is a brief re-cap of what happened!

We did some really great hikes--hikes that took me to verdant green mountains and to the rockiest of the Rocky's. But never did I get into the water. We subsequently started talking about maybe starting kayaking next year. 

 The garden went alright. There were some weather issues that made it not as productive as in previous years. We had extreme heat starting in June and no precipitation. But then all of a sudden we had some real deluges. Our poor plants didn't know what hit them, especially the tomatoes. As a result a lot of them were cracked. But the grape tomatoes were so good! Our zucchini was not very plentiful either, which is surprising. But the lemon zucchini bread made with almond flour was so delicious!

I finally got to meet a blogger friend who I had known since I started A GAL NEEDS...back in 2010 or soon thereafter! I had always been aware of her and her cute newly-wed adventures with her hubbie. But then she kind of went missing for awhile. When she came back, I learned all of what she had been through with her mother suffering from dementia and her own stroke, which was devastating because she was so young. I felt such sorrow at what she had gone through. On top of that, she and her husband became primary caregivers to her mother. Imagine how hard that must have been. Then on top of that, they were told the chances of them having a child were very very slim. 

After a very hard few years, right before her mother passed away, they learned that they were going to have a baby! It was the best news ever! Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE was so excited!!! I had still never met her, even though we communicated quite a bit during all of that time.

Finally, the chance to meet her came. We met at a very special place, 'This Is The Place Heritage Park' and baby T. got to experience his first train ride (He was experiencing a lot of firsts!) Meeting Natalie and her little family was so fun and I will count that as one of the most special times of this past summer!

Later on in the summer, I was able to attend Baby T's first birthday party! It was a joyous occasion for sure!

Aren't they such a cute mom and baby?

My dog Evee has been getting a little weaker these days. I was so sad that the dog treats I used to give her for her arthritis were discontinued. It seemed that after I stopped giving those to her, her back legs got worse and worse. But she still loves to go on walks, even though she uses the allotted time to sniff things. She perks up when I give her the dog ibuprofen we get at the vet.

We've had 13 great years together and I just hope and pray that we can have a couple more good years. She is so cute, and always the perpetual photo bomber!

On a recent walk. She was having a great day!

 I'm always in love with the beautiful flowers that are around during our summers. This summer was no different. We put in a few new perennial blooms especially to attract honey bees. 

Above are a few mountain flowers seen along our hikes.

 Below are the flowers we added to attract a few more bees!

It really did work! There were plenty of bees to get the job of pollinating done!!!  

We have 5 really nice fruit trees, but this year only the peach tree did a good job of producing fruit. Again, I say it was the crazy weather. The trees just didn't know what to do.  As you can see, the birds are also looking forward to when they get ripe.

I went back to work fairly early this year - August 13th, which in my books is still summer. I like work as it keeps me humble, dealing with tweeners in all their rambunctiousness and brutal honesty. Compare my school work photo with one of my blog photos. Quite the difference, eh? I'm comfortable that there are two roles that need to be played, my work life and my blogging life. We need to realize that bloggers are just regular people who happen to like to document more than others and live in the public eye occasionally. It's not for everyone! That's OK!

Work photo

Blogging Photo
And finally, here is a picture of our little rose bush that we trimmed back so hard that I didn't think it would bloom at all this year. But last week, it managed to pop out 2 beautiful blooms. It just goes to show that roses, and plants in general, are resilient. And so are we! 


I hope that you have a wonderful fall season and that your summer will be one for the books! Mine sure was.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

'The Nose Knows' Giveaway (ARV $100+)

 Welcome to 'The Nose Knows' Giveaway, sponsored by Aromafloria! 

 The sense of smell is one of our 5 precious senses. Without our sense of smell, we can't taste food, detect danger such as fire, chemicals, or spoiled foods. We can't experience taste without it nor can we enjoy the enjoyable sensations we get as we smell familiar scents from our past or the smell of a baby or the unique scent of our special someone. Scent can activate chemicals in our brain that can heal us. If I had to choose one sense to do without, it definitely wouldn't be the sense of smell!

 For nearly 3 decades Aromafloria has delivered finely crafted Aromatherapy, artisanal quality products before the terms "natural wellness" or "clean green" were even categories! Each unique formula is powered by a custom blend of organic essential oils, therapeutic herbs, exotic botanical extracts, vitamins and minerals to deliver optimal health benefits!

 Aromafloria, once again, has given me the opportunity to work with them. I'm so excited to be able to team up to offer a wonderful collection of products that are sure to provide healing, pleasure and relaxation.  

Here are the products our winner will receive!

Sniff Project Olfactory Training Kit

This is a one-of-a-kind Olfactory Training Kit, designed to help intensify and stimulate your sense of smell through direct pathways from different areas of the brain. There are many reasons why sense of smell can become dulled. After having the flu or most recently, Covid 19, the sense of smell can become diminished and takes up to 2 years to gain completely back. I definitely have experience in that area. My husband lost his sense of smell for right around 2 years! Read my review for more about 'The Sniff Project'.  Natural aging can also wreck havoc on your sense of smell, which impacts energy, mood, and appetite and leads to depression. The kit comes with 6 nasal aroma sticks, 6 visual cue cards and intentions, and a log sheet to chart progress.


Sleep Ease Dream Mood Mist

Put your mind and body at ease with this calming mist. Spray it on your pillow, sheets or in the air in preparation for sleep. Contains a soothing and calming combination of essential oils of Bergamot, Valerian and Hops. 

Sleep Ease Dream Bubble Bath

Is any explanation needed to explain how relaxing a bubble bath can be? Sleep Ease Dream Bubble Bath contains the same ingredients as the Mood Mist--Bergamot, Valerian and Hops. These are well-known fragrances for promoting feelings of relaxation and calm. Together these two relaxation super stars will definitely be the perfect prelude to your best night's rest. 

Be Sensual Relax & Connect Roll-On

This is an absolutely amazing scent! I love it! Exotic floral notes of Neroli, Sandalwood, Geranium, and the terpene nerolidal help you relax and get into the zone. It is great as a perfume or as a calming scent. The convenient roll-on applicator is very convenient to carry in a purse or keep pn a desk. 

Sinus Help Nasal Aroma Stick

When you need a quick pick-me-up from the doldrums of a stuffy office, or to help with simply getting a good deep breath, this Nasal Inhaler contains oils of Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Mint and terpenes. It promotes well-being and helps strengthen immunity and respiratory wellness. 

Now that I've introduced you to a few of the products available at Aromafloria, let's get started with the Giveaway. One winner will receive all of the above-mentioned products, a value of over $60.  Disclaimer: Sponsor, Aromafloria,  is responsible for delivery of prize package. Winner must have valid e-mail.Open to U.S. only. A GAL the exclusive host of this giveaway. Product was supplied to giveaway host for review purposes. Must be 21 or older to participate, one entrant per household, please. Winner will be contacted by e-mail after 9/16/21.  Must respond within 48 hours.
All entries are verified. Entrants with invalid entries will be disqualified. 

Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck!! 

Notice: This giveaway has been extended for an additional 24 hours, and will now close on 9/16/21 at 11:59 p.m. MST 


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Monday, August 16, 2021

Help Your Sense Of Smell With The Sniff Project From Aromafloria

Have you ever lost your sense of smell or know of someone who did? Chances are you do, because with the advent of Covid 19 this invisible disability made a strikingly visible appearance. Loss of smell tops the list of the top four most lingering symptoms after a mild case of Covid 19. Early on, it emerged that many people were losing their sense of smell, even without displaying other symptoms. I had an experience where my husband lost his sense of smell for approximately 2 years, starting in the spring of 2019. You can hear more of that story on my Instagram TV.

A June 2020 survey compiled data from 8438 people and found that 41% of those had lost their sense of smell. Another test involving 100 individuals found that 98% could not identify common smells when presented to them. 

While most regained their sense of smell, some regained it very gradually. In fact, while in recovery, scents were actually distorted to the degree that things that usually smelled pleasant were now  smelling rancid. This phenomena is called parosmia.

Smell training or Olfactory training is a method used to re-train the nerves and brain to heal again. "There is evidence from even before the pandemic that it can improve smell function in some people with such impairments."

Thanks to Aromafloria for providing product for Review purposes

The idea is that the brain has something called "neural plasticity" and over time you can retrain your smell nerves and brain to smell again. The original study used 4 different smells: Rose, Eucalyptus, Clove and Lemon.

 I was fortunate to discover the "Sniff Project" from Aromafloria, a company that has been involved with everything aromatherapy and has made a study of the benefits of the gift of smell for almost 3 decades. It is Woman-Owned and has a sister company, Cannafloria. Both companies are under the umbrella of Affloria, Inc.

The Sniff Project, Olfactory Training Kit was designed by a Pharmacist, a certified aromatherapist and a certified integrative health coach. It is modeled after the original studies which found that actually training the nose to smell could help those who suffer with lose of smell to gain back that ability.  I think of it as physical therapy for the nose. 

Sniff Kit provided for Review Purposes! Thanks to Aromafloria

It is a multi-sensory approach, using sight, sound, and smell, which allows the brain to utilize those several senses to recognize the aromas. You're helping to stimulate the cells and neurons of the olfactory system with parts of the brain that regulate memory.

I have made great use of my Olfactory Training Kit! My husband is getting his smell back and this kit is helping him fine-tune his smelling capabilities. By the time we're through, he should be able to pinpoint many smells that he wasn't capable of doing before. 

I also have an elderly dad who has lost his overall sense of smell and this training could enhance his overall quality of life, warding off depression, retaining the ability to taste food and maintaining the ability to regulate his living space by being able to smell good and bad aromas. 

 Everything you need is provided in the kit. Simply follow the directions and track your progress! The kit includes: 6 nasal aroma sticks, 6 visual cue cards and intentions, and a log sheet to track your progress.

You can follow Aromafloria on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Also, check out this video about the Sniff Project!


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

I Took The Free Ayurvedic Quiz. Is Ayurvedic Healing For You?

 Ayurvedic medicine has been around for about 3000 years. Originating in India, there have been many aspects of it that have flourished here in the states. Think about the practice of meditation, and the benefits it has in our busy lives. It gives us a chance to manage the stress we see every single day. Essential oils and aromatherapy also branch out from Ayurvedic Medicine. Yoga is another beneficial branch of the practice. There is also the nutritional aspect. The herb turmeric is renowned for its cleansing of toxins inside the body.


I have utilized every one of those branches of Ayurvedic holistic practices at one time or another in my own life. None of them have necessarily been used simultaneously. But rather, at the time that they presented themselves and at a time when I needed them most.

At their roots in India, Ayurvedic practices have been described as very earthy and even primitive. I have a friend who actually visited India for a good length of time and was able to participate in the native Ayurvedic Medicine. She said there were many  more varied techniques, different from the things we have taken and assimilated here in our western culture. She talked about extremely hot massage techniques with heated oils and stones, a cleansing steam treatment that encompassed everything except the head, and was extremely hot! She talked about healing medicine for the scalp that included invertebrates.  

I love living in the U.S. because there are so many different cultures blended here, with various healing arts from food to medicines. It seems to me that the best mind and body techniques usually surface and become mainstream in some form or fashion. I love to take advantage of the best of these and incorporate them into my own life. For instance, during the past 6 months I started drinking an herbal Ayurvedic tea in the mornings and the results have been amazing! The hand excema that I usually get in the summer has been virtually eradicated. I feel like this drink has a lot to do with that!

I took the quiz and received an initial consultation for review purposes

I recently had the opportunity to have an Ayurvedic consultation with a dedicated practitioner and healer who is based out of Spain and lives in Ibizia, where the beautiful Balearic islands are located. She has dedicated her life to the Ayurvedic lifestyle and practices healing and health. Her name is Sophie Foucher and she is the founder of Sadhana Journey. She has an impressive resume of schooling and experience in India. Here is just some of what she has done to gain her knowledge and expertise.

  • Vedic Institute of India, Dr. Frawley, 2019
  • Mysore Ayurvedic Chakra House, Dr. Kumer, 2018
  • Chopra Center, 2016


Sophie Foucher

Monday, June 28, 2021

Trudy's Transformation + #MyPostMonday The Week's Best Original Content

If you think this is a make-over post, the kind where one takes the 'before' shot and then we see the miraculous transformation in the 'after' shot, it's not that. For one thing, there's no 'before' shot!

This summer I took our classroom plant home with me. It has been languishing in our room for almost 4 years. I took pity on it early on because it was almost dead from lack of water and care. Every so often, when I thought about it, in between caring for our students and getting them organized and situated, I watered it. That's it. I simply watered it when I could. That's pretty standard in our classroom---no one gets my undivided attention for more than a few minutes at a time, but they all get at least something.

I didn't want to come back in the fall to an almost dead plant once again. She didn't look so great even when we left for the summer--just a few sparse leaves hanging on for dear life, but not so bad that someone would throw her in the trash. 

Sometime this past year I had begun to respect the valiant effort she has put up to stay alive after some pretty sorry neglect. So I asked Mr. Lucy, to whom the plant had originally been gifted from a student, if I could take it home for the summer. He was all for it, since caring for and nurturing plants isn't on his top priority list.

It has been 5 weeks since Trudy (the name I have bestowed upon her since she arrived here) has been on my kitchen counter. And wow, I wish I had taken a "before"  photo. She has just thrived! All I did was put a bit more soil into the pot she was in and have been watering her every other day. Nothing more, but she is a different plant. I think people are going to be amazed.

Meet Trudy!

Now, I've started to wonder about the actual humans in our room. Every year we get an assorted variety of students, at the very awkward stage between childhood and adolescence. Very awkward indeed. Then add onto that, various disabilities, home environments, parental situations and outside elements. Sometimes I wonder if being in our room is just barely enough to keep some of them hanging on to dear life. Now I'm wondering what would happen if I was able to bring one or two of them home with me for the summer. Would I see the kind of progress I am seeing with Trudy? Would they start developing new skills, new interests, gain greater self-esteem? It makes me wonder....I wish I could just ask someone for permission to take a couple of them home with me. Just for the summer. Just to keep them going until they can return in the fall.... 

 Today is "My Post Monday!", a curation of my picks of the week's best original content. It's all about posts from Crafts to Camping, Wellness to Wealth, Fashion to Food, and whatever else is on the brain!  I  open up with a post of my own and then follow it up with a linky of the week's top original blog posts! It's all about what the writer thinks, believes, and knows--in other words, they are active, writing blogs. If I happen to find a great original, non-sponsored post, I'll link it up and share it with you here and on Twitter via the #MyPostMonday hashtag!  I can miss some amazing posts, but I don't want to!  So, in addition, if you'd like to link up yourself, you can do that too!  I'll visit your site, comment, promote and publicize(Affiliate links welcome)

Friday, May 28, 2021

Why You Should Invest In Heirloom Jewelry

When you think about your future, what do you see? Many of us picture ourselves married, living in a lovely house, and even having a family to surround us. Even if that's the exact opposite of your dream life, you probably see yourself living successfully and comfortably - whatever that means to you - in the future.

One thing that many people want to do in their future is invest in precious things for the next generation. This could be by passing down their home to their children, or keeping their most treasured items safe to give to the next generation. Many people want to be able to leave something valuable behind, for their families to enjoy and cherish for years and years to come. If you want this for your posterity, you could start thinking about investing in heirloom accessories.

I know that my mother's wedding ring is a very sentimental thing. It represents the love that my dad had for her--enough to spend a big portion of his hard-earned money as a merchant marine to get that for her before they were married.  

Another sentimental heirloom is an original painting given to my grandmother by a gentleman from his collection. It is a picture of a young woman playing the violin. It says, "And when night's tender shadows dim the sunset's lingering hues, the storm is stilled and music speaks of life, of hope, and you." My grandmother has never been gone when I look at that picture and read that verse.

What Are Heirloom Accessories?

 An heirloom accessory is usually a piece of jewelry or a watch, that you want to become a family heirloom; it will be passed to your kids, and subsequently to their kids, and the list goes on. You probably already have a few of these in your household, like your grandmother's ring - so wouldn't it be amazing to have something of your own to pass down?

So, where to start when searching for heirloom accessories? This is a significant investment that shouldn't be taken lightly. Let's explore some options for finding heirloom accessories that'll last hundreds of years.

Heirloom Jewelry 

  The most comon form of heirloom accessories is jewelry. Wedding jewelry is often the biggest accessory investment a person makes, becuase not only does it represent the everlasting union you have forged, but it will also be passed down to the next generation.

Were does on begin the search for heirloom jewelry? This depends on your budget. If you want to make a more significant investment in your heirloom collection, you could order a bespoke piece from a luxury jeweler like Jessica McCormack, who is based in London, or Good Stone, based in Texas. These are two examples of fabulous jewelers who can create a timeless piece for you--be it a ring, a necklace, earrings, a brooch or even a pair of cufflinks.

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Heirloom Watches

For an even more significant investment, heirloom watches are the classic choice. Watches like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Bumblebee are timeless pieces that will be elegant now, and one hundred years from now!

Heirloom watches are a popular choice because their high quality craftsmanship and delicate mechanisms make them the ideal heirloom to pass down through the generations. 

Despite the fact that few people wear watches nowadays, a watch can be cherished, worn, stored away, shown off and marveled at by your children's children -- it is almost like a time capsule of a past time. 

Final Thoughts

While investing in heirloom accessories is expensive, this investment will be something cherished by members of your family long after you're gone. Leaving an heirloom as part of your legacy is something some people dream of. Could today be the start of your heirloom journey?  

Friday, May 7, 2021

3 Tips To Increase Your Productivity At Work

 The morning cuppa has long worn off, lunch lag has set in, and the caffeine drink beside you isn't doing the job. The brick wall is approaching fast....all you really want to do is look at your phone and have some down time. Unfortunately, paid time off is for vacations, extreme illness, or family emergencies. Could we just get some non-productivity pay as well? (Try making THAT suggestion at the next office meeting!)

Being productive at work is important because (hello...) it is what keeps you in a job and pays your bills, but it isn't always the easiest thing to be, given that life happens, even though you might have a job that requires you to be there a certain amount of hours per day, rain or shine. Lack of productivity at work, however, is not the end of the world as long as it is rectified quickly and not left to get worse.

There are a number of things at work and home that can affect your productivity and cause your work to slump. If you feel you are struggling with productivity at work and you're unsure what you can do to correct this, hopefully these few tips will give you an idea of what you can do and get you started working towards a more productive work life.

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Make Sure You Are In A Job You Like

A major impact on your productivity is whether or not you are happy in your job. If you're in a job you don't enjoy or if you're in a job that is not the career path you want to be on, then you should make the change to something that does make you happy. Depending where you are in life, you could look at a complete career change. If you're already in the health industry, you could start a new career in emergency medicine or change hospital wards you work on----anything that would make you happier. With easier obtained opportunities to re-educate in new fields, you should have no issues changing careers and picking up any qualifications you might need for a happier life. 

Set Schedules For Yourself

Setting up schedules will allow you to plan your day and tick things off as you work. This helps you to remain focused and also know what you need to be doing at any given time. Frequently, a problem with productivity is not knowing what needs to be done and what time you have to do it. If you have a schedule you know how much time you have and where to slot in the work you need to do.This will allow you to manage your time and increase productivity. Also make a note of when you feel most productive in the day and make sure you schedule your harder tasks for that time to increase productivity when at your best.

Watch Your Health

Although you may not think your health impacts your work, it actually can. For example, if you exercise and eat well, this increases your energy and your brain function, allowing you to be more productive and have increased focus. Exercising before work can help to energize and give you focus for your day. It's often tempting to eat sugary snacks, which are seemingly always put out for employees. It's almost like a booby trap. Rewarding someone with sugary foods will definitely lower productivity over the long run.  Try to bring healthier alternatives and learn to say no to the sugar. Also, getting enough sleep will make a huge impact on how your day goes.


 Following at least some aspect of the above suggestions will certainly contribute to a better work day and beyond! What additional tips have you found to help you have a better and more productive work day?