Archive for August, 2008

Questioning the Effectiveness of Supplements

Posted By Misty Mountain on August 27, 2008 @ 10:12 am

One of the biggest beliefs that I had is that if you ate healthy and took natural supplements that you would be healthy.

Sadly, I was wrong.  Though the past year has seen me take chlorella and spirulina and incorporate them into my diet, I have still had a large number of problems that have required me to see a physician on a regular basis.

If you go to the doctor a lot, you know what I mean.  In some respects it is a little depressing as no one really wants to be sick, and if you are stuck in that permanently sick condition, it just sucks.

But, one of my good friends suggested that I try to take barley grass to help relieve my condition, and I guess I will give it a try.  If it doesn’t work though, I might have to give up on natural supplements altogether because they don’t work for me.

Great Deals on Office Furniture

Posted By Misty Mountain on August 26, 2008 @ 12:44 am

I have to admit that I am a bit weird, but I love office furniture.  There is just something about having that perfect desk in your office matched with one of those comfortable office chairs that just brightens my work day.

But where do you find good deals on office furniture?  That is sometimes one of those tricky subjects as you see many flyers from the office supply stores in town advertising computer desks at a discount because they have a truckload sale, or it is just that time of year when students go back to school.

One of the best places that I have found is online.  The advantage is that you can get the desk or chair delivered to your home and you don’t have to worry about figuring out how to get it there (this is especially true if you drive a car and not a truck) as well as the prices found online tend to be much cheaper than at the store.

So, the next time that you are looking for some great deals on office furniture, take a look online – that is where the real deals can be found.

Perfect Presents for a Newlywed Couple

Posted By Misty Mountain on August 25, 2008 @ 12:31 pm

With my brother’s wedding quickly approaching, I have been trying to find the perfect gift for the newlywed couple.  They have been living together for the past couple of years, but they will be moving into their new house once they are married.

Even though they have asked for cash, I don’t think that is quite appropriate.  I wanted to buy them something that would serve them well in their marriage, and after thinking for a long time, I decided that I would buy them something for their kitchen.

I decided to buy some All Clad cookware and Shun knives so that they could create meals easily.  Both of these products are the top of their class, and the prices were within my budget for their gift, so I hope that they like what I bought.

Seeking Legal Counsel After Car Accident

Posted By Misty Mountain on August 20, 2008 @ 10:16 am

No matter how careful you are, you are always susceptible to tragedy.  If you read the newspapers or watch the news on the television, many people each day have something bad happen to them.

I always thought that I was rather lucky and that nothing would happen to me.  Well, I was wrong.  You see, just a couple of weeks ago while picking up my son from daycare, my car was rear ended and I suffered some severe injuries.

Not only were the injuries bad, but I missed a bunch of work.  This loss of income and medical bills wiped out my savings and we had to get another mortgage on the house.  We were in serious financial trouble.

It wasn’t until we looked for a Boston car accident lawyer that we were able to have the opportunity to recover from the accident.  According to the Boston car accident attorney, we did have a case and we could get financial compensation.

We will be going to court in the next couple of weeks and hopefully this will be resolved.  I just hope that I will be able to fully recover from my injuries – my health is worth more than all the money in the world.

My Sister-in-law’s Wedding

Posted By Twyla on @ 12:39 am

It seems that it has been a short time that Michelle has been in my brother’s life, but you can see how much she has done to make him a better person.  He had been having some problems in life and she came along at the right moment and made his life that much better.

That is why it came as no surprise that they were getting married.  When I heard the news I was very happy for them and happy that I would be able to call Michelle my sister.

I was honored when she asked to be her maid of honor.  I knew that I had to pick out the perfect bridal shower favors for her and I would be there to help her make her choices when it came to deciding what type of wedding she would like to have.

We are going to look at wedding favors tomorrow and it is looking to be a busy day.  With just a few weeks to go until the wedding, we need to get things organized quickly.  I can’t wait!

Strange House Warming Gifts

Posted By Misty Mountain on August 19, 2008 @ 4:56 pm

When we bought our first house, we were truly excited.  Not only were we moving on from living in our small apartment, but we were finally going to have a place that belonged to us.  We wanted to make it our home, so we decided that we would come up with our own landscaping design ideas for our property.

We tried our hand at creating a perfect yard, but honestly, we failed badly.  We didn’t know anything about lawn or lantana care, and as such, we ended up with no plants left after just one short month.

Upon hearing our stories, my parents rushed out an bought us some books on landscaping designs to help us learn what to do.  It was a strange gift, but I know that they mean well.

We’ll have to wait until next year to try out the skills that we have learned from the book – maybe next year, our yard will be something to be proud of.

Natural Cures for Yeast Infection

Posted By Twyla on August 14, 2008 @ 5:32 am

For most of my life, I have been plagued with being very susceptible to getting yeast infections.  I don’t know what it is about me exactly, but it has been something that I have had to live with my entire life.

I have tried all of the over-the-counter medications and kits you can buy at the store, but they seem to just cause me more problems than they are worth.  It must be those chemicals that they are full of that react with me in a terrible manner.

It wasn’t until I leaned what are the best natural cures for yeast infection that things started to turn around for me.  I not only felt better, but I had fewer infections – which was the best thing that has ever happened to me.

I don’t think I will ever buy a store kit again – natural is definitely the way to go to cure yeast infections.

Watching Car Insurance Ads on Television

Posted By Misty Mountain on August 6, 2008 @ 2:03 pm

It seems that no matter what time of day I turn on the television, that I am greeted with some company that can give me a cheap car insurance rate that is better than what all their competition can give.  In a perfect world, I would suppose that it would be possible, but not everyone can be cheaper than everyone else.

So I decided that I would go online to see if I could find the best cheap auto insurance I could get for my car.  No, I don’t have a common car, but in fact, I drive an old Chevy truck, so old in fact that it is considered a classic.

After a bit of research, I learned that there was no such thing as cheap classic car insurance.  I guess the ads on television are geared to most people, just not me.

Teaching Our Kids How to Shop

Posted By Misty Mountain on August 3, 2008 @ 2:20 pm

One of the things that we get to pass on to our children is teaching them how to shop for things.  Some good examples would be how to pick out the best produce, what type of hamburger to buy (extra lean of course), and what stores have which items.

My wife thought that it would also be a great opportunity for us to teach our kids about using coupons.  You see, she is a bit of a thrifty shopper, and she seems to find coupons for just about everything including grocery coupons.

She started them off with something simple that they could relate to – she showed them where they could find toys coupons and what stores accepted them.

We still have a number of years to teach them before they move out of the house, but so far, it looks like they love learning how to spend money – I wonder if that will change once they are spending their own.

Cufflink Collector

Posted By Misty Mountain on August 2, 2008 @ 7:38 pm

While a lot of older men collect such things as stamps or spoons, my father’s little bit different.  From an early age, he decided that he was going to collect mens cufflinks and he now has quite a large collection.

It all started at the ripe age of 14 when he bought his first set of cufflinks at a garage sale.  He tells the story that he paid just ten cents for his first set.

Now, thousands of dollars later, he has our old bedroom turned into an exhibit showing off his collection.  If you were to take a look at his collection you would find everything including vintage cufflinks, custom cufflinks and even Santa cufflinks.  He even has a set of photo cufflinks that we gave him with our photographs in them when I was five years old.

You might wonder if I decided to follow in his footsteps and have a cufflink collection of my own, but I don’t.  With the number of cufflinks that I’ve seen in my lifetime I don’t really care if I ever own one.

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