Friday, March 30, 2018

Week 12: Tips For Staying Healthy During Flu Season

Week 12: Tips for Flu Season
Firstly, How are you doing with your snail mail challenge?  I hope you are on schedule with me.  Secondly, I hope you have been well and if not I hope you get well soon.  Sending you a big hug and well wishes to all who are not feeling well.
Our family had a visit from a dreaded flu bug a few weeks ago.  It was a fast and furious virus that started with my daughter and then my husband and lastly me.  My son-n-law somehow didn't get it.  He must be a carrier or has a very strong immune system that helps him stay healthy.

So, here are a few tips that we all need to remember during cold and flu season to keep the bugs at bay.
  1. Quarantine the victim
  2.  Wear gloves and a mask when around the ill person
  3. Wash hands frequently
  4. Bath daily
  5. Keep the ill person clean too
  6. Spray the room with a mixture of 50/50 vodka and purified water several times a day
  7. Use a disinfectant spray on all knobs and bathroom surfaces daily 
  8. Drink lots of extra fluids like water or herbal tea (not soda or juices or anything with caffeine)
  9.  Homemade chicken broth and soup with a little salt and organic vegetables during the illness
  10. Avoid sugar, dairy and alcohol 
  11. Get plenty of sleep and naps during the day
  12. Get in the sunshine for at least 30 minutes a day
  13.  Walk daily for at least 15 to 20 minutes
 If, you still get the flu or cold apply the above list and it will help you recover faster.  I also took natural anti-biotics and vitamin C.  I was over it in about 4 days.  By day 5 I was feeling more like myself again.  

I managed to still make cards for my #52weeksnailmailchallenge
I used my Stampin Up! Paper Pumpkin kit that comes in the mail each month to make the cards you see above.
The purple cards are from a card making kit in the product line (Medallion) found in the catalog and on my website, here
Now, I have to get my mailing list out and see where I left off sending cards to my friends.
I think I am only one week behind so that is not so bad considering being hit with the flu bug.

Stay tuned for the next blog post where I will reveal to you my newest product line: Organizer's Must Have Collection!
Here is a sneak peek...
Wishing you a healthy and happy Spring.  I'd love to hear what's going on in your life.  Talk to me in the comments box below.

Sending You Sunshine,
Marsha J.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Week 11: Celebrating A Friends 19th Wedding Anniversary

Week 11: Celebrating a friend's 19th wedding anniversary was a blast!  I met their great Dane named Adagio.  He is such a cuddle bug. There grey cat, Cecil is so sweet too. I am allergic to dogs and cats so my allergies were going crazy.  I have been coughing up hair balls ever since. Giggle!

Snail Mail Challenge
I am making my 11th card for my #52weeksnailmailchallenge this week for a friend out of state.  I don't want to say which state or that will give it away.  hehe!

I'm still deciding which style I will send to her.  The pocket letter folder style above.  Or, the crazy pocket letter style below.
Which, one do you think I should make for her?  Leave me a comment below using the G+ google plus option.  

Did you know we take custom orders for our cash envelopes and travel wallet sets?  Check them out in my Etsy shop, MarketsofSunshine

 P.S. If you are looking for something vintage to give a friend on their special occasion check out our Etsy shop, PioneerFundraiser today!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Week 10: Lake Griffin State Park, Second Largest Oak Tree in Florida

Hello! Week 10
It's week 10 from Lake Griffin State Park in Fruitland, FL
There we found the 2nd largest live oak tree in the state of Florida.  You'll see us in front of the mammoth tree in the photos above.
Sunday, March 4, 2018 around 5:45 p.m.

I'm on my 10th card and right on schedule with the weekly challenge.  I gave a lovely card to a friend that had a scripture on the front: Isaiah 33:24 "No resident will say: I am sick!"

Newsletter Changes
Do you open and read my newsletter each week?  If, you want to continue to receive it then I need you to let me know.  Google is supposedly going to make some changes to how companies can contact their subscribers starting May 1st.  To keep ahead of these changes I want to give you a heads up now.

Coupon Codes and Sales
Your current coupon code will be deactivated and you will have to come here each month in order to find out what the new code is if you want to make a purchase in either of my Etsy shops.
Why, this change?  
It's so you don't miss out on what I will be adding new to my Etsy shops each month.  You'll always be the first to know what's coming before the general public.

Social Media
 I will be making live videos and posting them each week on my social media sites. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
and here with the new coupon code or new product launch announcement.
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 Etsy Shops
Shop for handmade or vintage gifts in either of our shops below.  click the name to visit us and see our full selection of products today!

Sending You Sunshine,
Marsha J.