Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday

 This is our 49th week of the “Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday”, And I am welcome new Co-Hosts this week, we thank them for joining us to spread our event.
Our Co-Hosts and myself choose the features that we share. We are sure you will find in our features, recipes that are delicious, crafts that are easy to make and this week some financial advice. Our event is an opportunity to meet new bloggers and make new friends. We appreciate your visit today and hope you join us weekly. And if you would like to join us to host a Wordless Wednesday….See Below!
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beauty ideas, jewelry you make, paper crafts and Linky Parties,
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♥Karren-Host // Oh My Heartsie Girl // “Take 2 Coconut Banana Bread” // A revised recipe, making it even better with the addition of coconut oil for moistness, cinnamon for enhanced flavor and coconut on top before baking
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♥Co-Host Ashleigh // Simply Wright // Cinnamon Salted Caramel Apple Chips // Who doesn’t love a good caramel apple?? Well, these simple to make apple chips make eating a caramel apple easy!
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♥Co-Host Christine // Cherishing A Sweet Life  //Spooky Black Widow Martini and Cupcakes // Getting into the Halloween Spirit, today I am sharing with you something that just sends a chill up my spine Spiders!! Not just any kind of spider, the very dangerous and deadly Black Widow. I couldn’t resist both these fun recipes for my Black Widow Martini and Cupcakes! Take a Bite if you Dare!
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♥Co-Host Freda // Coupon Diva // 5 Reasons Why Your Budget Isn’t Working // Having a budget is something you need to have in place but sometimes the your best efforts to have a budget may not be working. See why your budget may not be working for you and how to fix them.
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Co-Host Evija Roberts// From Evija With Love // Home Design – My Dream Bathroom Wishlist // I am sharing with you some of my ‘window shopping’ finds for my dream bathroom, which I absolutely love! We can all dream, can’t we?
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♥Co-Host Shellie Bowdoin //
 The Fab Journey // My Personal Journey With Iron Deficiency Anemia //My personal journey with iron deficiency anemia started in my late 30’s. I was a busy mom with two young children. Before I knew it I was taking long naps every afternoon just to get through the day.
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♥Co-Host Lysa Wilds // Welcome To My Circus //
  My Blonde Problems #12 // My Blonde Problems is one of Welcome to my Circus’ original series. I started writing it after I had a rather hilarious “blonde moment.” In this series I share my silly, ridiculous, funny, not so smart moments, and the really dumb things that I say and do with the world. All while blaming these “Blonde Problems” on my natural blonde hair as I laugh at myself and ask others to laugh along with me! 

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♥Co-Host Candice Marie // Young Yet Wise // The perfect money advice for anyone who’s struggling to make ends meet // The post is for anyone who feels as though they are working pay check to pay check. I offer tips on how they can get out of this cycle this may include trimming down your budget or starting a side hustle.
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♥Co-Host Pili // My Sweet Things // DIY Jewelry Holder //Thinking about getting rid of that piece of scrap wood? No! You can make a useful and easy jewelry holder
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♥Co-Host Heather Aguayo // Milk Momology //Fall Fun Blog Hop and Giveaway// Join the fun as fall starts up! All things kid are up for grabs in this 26 blog event!
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Craft Allie Blog // Crochet Beard
Need a beard, now you can crochet one which includes the hat. The beard portion is hand crocheted and the hat is made on a loom.
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Lou Lou Girls // 5 Relay Races for your next family party!
Family get togethers are fun, and the Lou Lou Girls have ideas for 5 fun relay race games.
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Accross The Blvd. // Golden Pumpkins
Using plastic pumpkins and spray paint turned these cute pumpkins into a nice centerpiece.
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The Foodie Frugal Momma //Whole Wheat Apple-Walnut Chai Bread
is packed full of the good stuff like apples, walnuts, whole grains, and chai spices for a fall/holiday kick…

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60 The New 40 //Banana  Fritters
Kathleen has now made these Banana Fritters a Gluten Free recipe
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Albion Gould // Pom-Pom-Initial // There are three easy steps to making pom poms and the result is darling.

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 Growing Up Gable// Pumpkins ~Ghosts and Spiders!! A Halloween Garland //
Make these cute pom pom garland to dress up the mantel. Easy and inexpensive.
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Halloween Pops // Bomb Shell Bling
This one is goofy and fun, something your kids will love! They’re Halloween pops-your favorite Halloween characters on a stick (and the inside is Ding Dongs and Twinkies!).
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The Gold Lining Girl // German Chocolate Brownies
These look delicious a triple treat with butterscotch,
cashews, and caramel but these bars also contain bits of toffee.

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We made two variations of these friendly ghosts. First a simple popsicle stick ghost. And the second started the same as the first with the addition of a bunch of tissue paper squares glued on the top.

Julie is Coco and Cocoa // DIY Kid Friendly Ghosts // We made two variations of these friendly ghosts. First a simple popsicle stick ghost. And the second started the same as the first with the addition of a bunch of tissue paper squares glued on the top.

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Sugar and Soul // Mini Apple Pie À la Mode // What says fall better than apple pie, these look delicious

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Experienced Former Fitness Instructor Shares “Fitness Tips”

Experienced Former Fitness Instructor Shares Fitness Tips
Depending on who you are, that word can invoke various thoughts and feelings in your mind and emotions.  If you dreaded gym class, you might have feelings of anxiety.  If you were a high school athlete, you may or may not feel nostalgia at the thought.   Whatever your feelings, exercise is something that we all need in one form or another.  We need a certain amount in order to feel healthy, to be healthy.   I am not speaking of running marathons or participating in Iron Man triathlons, just activities to keep your body, mind, and spirit humming along.

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As a former certified group fitness instructor and now a registered nurse, I would like to discuss some
“fitness tips” with you in this article.  Don’t get me wrong—I have been struggling with my weight the past few years (since getting older…sigh) despite my almost daily workouts.  I do however have blood pressure on the lower end, my triglycerides are low and my HDL (good cholesterol) is on the higher end of normal.  Being slim is nice but being healthy is too!

When you decide that you need to become more physically active—and I know that you have read this many times before— you do need to meet with your doctor and get the okay to begin to exercise.  Even if you are in your 20s, it is best to have a physical with your health care provider and have your blood pressure, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides), blood sugar, heart and lungs evaluated.  If you do have an underlying, undetected health condition your doctor may want to restrict your activity level or have you meet with a personal trainer or nutritionist first.  Better to be safe than sorry!

Next, decide what type of activity you would enjoy.  If you don’t enjoy it, you are not going to do it.  Find something that you will stick with.  Walking is one of the best activities that you can do and it is virtually free, you just need a good pair of walking shoes.  Swimming is another activity that many people enjoy and most city recreation departments offer a low cost monthly pass.  Swimming is also great as it is non-weight bearing and anyone with joint problems can benefit from this.  Maybe you have participated in the past in a group sports activity, such as volleyball or basketball.  Again, check with your city rec department or ask your friends if any of them would be willing to have a game a couple of times a week.  If there are community colleges or universities in your area, many offer community classes at a lower rate and most offer some fitness classes; in the past, I have taught at our local college and had a good response.  Feet in motion

If you want to do something a bit more challenging, check with local fitness centers.  Many of these facilities will offer a group fitness class or more for free so you can try out a class.  Some classes may be strictly for beginners but most instructors will show modifications of moves for beginners, intermediate and advanced participants.  You can also ask if a personal trainer is available to perhaps show you around the weight room and see if that appeals to you (weight lifting or resistance training is very beneficial as we do lose muscle mass as we age and these activities can counteract that).

Lastly, if you would prefer to exercise in the comfort of your own home, there are options available for you, too!  Exercise DVDs are very popular and don’t have to be expensive.  Amazon.com, collagevideo.com, ebay and beachbody.com are some sites with a variety of DVDs.  Most will have a preview of the workout online, along with suggested fitness level for a participant.  Libraries also often have workouts DVDs and won’t cost you a thing (unless you forget to return itJ).  There are websites that have streaming video workouts as well; grokker.com is one that I have used myself and they do have free videos.

See, that wasn’t so bad, was it?  If you are ready and willing, there are just too many options for you to not give a fitness plan a try.  At the least, you may experience such side effects as better sleep, increased strength, better health, and a sense of well-being.  Thanks for reading!
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I would like to thank Donna from Two Chicks and a Mom for sharing her experience with us in this article. Im sure that she would love to have a visit to her blog and follow on her social media. Donna and her daughters have blog is full of fun recipes and projects.
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What To Know When Replacing Your Furnace

Upgrade To An Energy-Efficient Furnace

What To Know When Replaing Your Furnace

In today’s economy, homeowners are concerned about job security and rising household expenses. They are looking for ways to conserve energy, save money and promote a greener living environment. By upgrading to a new, energy-efficient furnace for your home, you can address all three concerns and provide more comfort for your family.

How Old is Your Furnace?

With so many advances in technology over the past decade, new furnaces are very different from old ones. The average lifespan for most gas or electric furnaces is 10 to 15 years. If your furnace is older than that, you’re missing out on great energy-efficient features that help to save you money on your household heating costs. According to the Department of Energy, heating and cooling costs can account for as much as 52 percent of the average household’s expenses. An Energy Star rated furnace will lower high energy bills, improve home comfort, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Furnace efficiency is measured by AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) standards set by the U.S. Department of Energy. These standards require all furnaces to have a minimum AFUE of 78 percent. That means that the furnace must convert 78 percent of its fuel into heat. Older furnaces typically have AFUE of 78 to 85 percent, but new, Energy Star rated furnaces, considered high-efficiency models, have AFUE of 90 to 98 percent. That makes a big difference in air quality and comfort and money spent on heating expenses and Massachusetts furnace repairs. Upgrading to a new, energy-efficient furnace can save you as much as 20 percent each year on heating costs.

What Size is Your Furnace?

To avoid unnecessary expense and wasted energy, it’s important to make sure your furnace is the right size for your home. Under-sizing your furnace will cause your furnace to work harder and run longer just to provide adequate heat, resulting in higher energy bills. Over-sizing your furnace will cause excessive air flow, uneven temperatures and wasted energy. Your furnace size should be based on your home’s square footage, existing insulation, number of windows and air leakage. Furnace size, measured by BTUs (British Thermal Units), indicate the amount of gas burned each hour. Sizes typically range from 40,000 BTUs to 100,000 BTUs, so it’s best to work with a professional heating contractor who can help you choose the correct size furnace for best home energy efficiency.