Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Searching for the Perfect Shave

Getting a smooth shave is really only half the battle when it comes to shaving. Anyone can take a razor to their face and get that baby face shave to the touch of someone else, but getting the best shave of your life with little to no irritation is something that most men struggle with. There are a lot of reasons that men struggle to shave without irritation, but most of the time the reasons fall into one of two categories: either they don’t use proper shave technique or they don’t use proper shaving gear. This article will discuss the most important things that any man can do to remedy either of these problems.

How to Shave Like a Man

To get the perfect shave, you will need to first study your face a little and take note of the direction your hair tends to grow. In many cases, men shave against the grain of their beards because it leads to a cleaner shave in less time, but it also causes more irritation because of the abrasive nature of pushing hair back before it is cut. The solution is to shave with the grain, but use multiple strokes. This will take longer, and may require applying cream more than once, but is well worth it in the end.

Invest in Good Gear

The other important aspect in getting a smooth shave is buying quality shaving gear that doesn’t promote or cause skin irritation. One common mistake that men make all the time is buying their shave gear from their local grocery or convenience store. These locations really don’t know the first thing about shaving technology, so if you really want to solve the problem you should visit a specialty shave shop to purchase razors, cream and other accessories. One of the best investments you can make is in a quality shave kit that includes disposable safety razor heads and a badger brush with shave soap. With the right gear, you can avoid ingrown hairs, razor burn, and even dry skin that are all caused by using inferior shave products. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Born On This Day July 31

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1958 Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner of the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks

Do you know who else was born on this day?

It is your birthday
time for a celebration
Another year comes

Kyle On His New Bike

Dead On This Day July 31

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Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States, he died on this day in 1875

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Kyle Teaches Us How To Cook

Kyle decided he was going to make his own breakfast. He toasted two pieces of bread. Put ham slices and cheese slices on the bread, then he put it in the microwave for 40 seconds and came up with his own delicious version of a Cuban Sandwich, he calls his sandwich the cheesy breakfast sandwich. It is delicious
I ate one of these for breakfast and it was delicious.....

Born On This Day July 30

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1974 Hilary Swank, American actress who is a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winner

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It is your birthday
time for a celebration
Another year comes

Dead On This Day July 30

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William Penn, English founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, Penn wrote and urged for a Union of all the English colonies in what was to become the United States of America. The democratic principles that he set forth in the Pennsylvania Frame of Government served as an inspiration for the United States Constitution, he died on this day in 1718

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Boy Needs A Haircut

Goodbye Cruel Hair.......

Monday, July 29, 2013

Old School Workout Gear

Today's workout will be with old school workout gear. I am using an older BowFlex without all the tools and older version of perfect pushups. They both work great for an older exercise person like myself. I picked both up at yard sales. The Bowflex cost me ten bucks and the perfect pushups were a dollar.

Kyle Sitting On His New Bike

Born On This Day July 29

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1956 Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator, he was the head trainer for Michael Moorer and he occasionally helped D'Amato train Mike Tyson

Do you know who else was born on this day?

It is your birthday
time for a celebration
Another year comes

Teaching Your Children To Cook-The Kids Learn How To Cook Rice

Dead On This Day July 29

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Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter, because of anxiety and mental problems, he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and became famous after he died, he died on this day in 1890

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Roger's Family Coffee Company Review and Giveaway 8/19/2013

I remember (as a little boy) waking up to the smell of coffee and toast. My grandmother would start off her mornings off the same every day. The doctor told her to change her diet, but she refused and lived happily to the age of 88. She actually outlived two doctors who told her she had to watch her weight. I didn't drink much coffee as a little boy, but I grew up loving the smell of it.

When I became an adult, I loved both the smell and taste of coffee. Part of it could be my last name is Coffie or I just love the taste of good coffee. Lucky for me, Raymond of Rogers Family Company decided he would let me try some of their coffee.
San Francisco Bay Coffee
We had the privilege of trying San Francisco Bay Coffee's. The coffee's we tried were Breakfast Blend, Hawaiian Blend, Colombian Blend and Fog Chaser. As soon as I opened the package, I knew I would love this coffee. The aroma coming from the packaged box was fantastic. I made a pot of the Breakfast Blend coffee and drank it black. You must try delicious coffee black to see the real quality of the coffee. This coffee is delicious and is filled with great coffee. I invited my sister to come down from New York to try a cup, but she was busy. My brother will fly here to Florida on Saturday and I will let him enjoy some of this fine coffee too.

Breakfast Blend Coffee 

Our most popular Central and South American beans perfectly blended to yield a delicious, satisfying coffee to look forward to in the morning.

Fog Chaser Coffee 

A blend of our favorite coffees to lift away the morning "fog." Central and South American coffees, all choice, high grown, and hand picked. The result is full bodied and well balanced -- a real eye-opener!

Hawaiian Blend Coffee  

Imagine yourself on your Hawaiian lanai at sunset - palm trees gently blowing in the trade winds, coffee cup in hand. Like a vacation in paradise, our Hawaiian Blend is both relaxing and invigorating. It is a skillful blend that combines sweet chocolate notes with a sharp finish. Aloha!

Colombian Supremo Coffee 

Colombian is one of the finest and perhaps most popular coffees in the world - a recognized name synonymous with quality coffee. Our 100% Colombian Supremo is the very best that Colombia has to offer. A full-bodied coffee with a mild, almost sweet taste.

Colombian Supremo CoffeeBreakfast Blend CoffeeFog Chaser CoffeeHawaiian Blend Coffee
These are the delicious coffee's I tried and are the same coffee's you will have a chance to win in our giveaway open to US entries only, but let's talk a little about Roger's Family Company.

Rogers Family Coffee Company

gourmet coffee company

The Rogers Family and Team

We are Jon, Barbara, Jim, Lisa, John, Pete, and Kirsten Rogers - the family behind Rogers Family Company coffee roasting company . Established in 1979, our steadfast mission is to search out the world's finest Arabica varieties and roast the richest, most flavorful coffees available anywhere while making the world a better place at the same time.

Growing Coffee for Good!

We stand for premium, sustainable, fair and direct trade coffee and tea at prices you'll love!   We like to say our products are grown for good. Our Community Aid Program has restored thousands of acres of rainforest by farming only with shade grown farms, and planted our own coffee on our own organic farms!

Great Taste and Great Prices

We are a privately held, 100% family--owned and operated company, and our reputation reflects on us as a family. For us, your satisfaction is our top priority, and we stand firmly behind the quality of all of our products. We do everything we can to keep overhead costs low and pass those savings on to you. Whether it’s growing and importing our own coffee, keeping marketing costs down, or even keeping the lights off in unoccupied parts of our warehouse, we’re saving money and passing the savings on to you.
Enter this giveaway to enjoy four bags of delicious San Francisco Bay Coffee. I tried it and loved it, you will love it too.
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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Born On This Day July 28

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1948 Sally Struthers is an American actress, best-known for her roles as Gloria Stivic onAll in the Family, for which she won two Emmy awards, and as Babette on Gilmore Girls

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It is your birthday
time for a celebration
Another year comes

Dead On This Day July 28

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Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer who is now generally regarded as one of the main composers of the Baroque style, and as one of the greatest composers of all time, he died on this day in 1750

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Professional Pet Nail Clippers Review


Make trimming your dog's nails easier and safer with the superior performance of the Epica Pet Nail Clipper. Both you and your pet will appreciate the difference!
Top Quality Stainless Steel Construction
Made with high grade stainless steel, these durable clippers won't bend, scratch or rust, and the blades will stay sharp through many sessions on tough dog nails.
Precise Cutting for Health and Comfort
Sharp blades let you work faster, with less effort, and cut the nail cleanly without ragged edges that have to be filed. If your dog is skittish about the process, this will make both of your lives happier. Plus, you'll be more likely to keep his nails trimmed, allowing him to walk comfortably and helping prevent damage to your floors and furniture.
Sized for Medium and Large Dog Breeds
Correct spacing of the blades is important for effective and safe use. These clippers are designed specifically for medium size dogs such as collies, bulldogs, sheepdogs and spaniels, and large dogs such as German shepherds, golden retrievers, rottweilers, dalmatians, great Danes and Irish setters.
Safety Lock
When they're not in use, the Epica clippers can be locked with the blades in the closed position. This safety feature ensures that you won't accidentally cut yourself when taking them out of the drawer, and that the blades won't damage or be damaged by other items they're stored with.
Secure Grip Rubber Coated Handles
Excessive hand strength is not necessary to operate the Epica clippers. The handles are shaped to fit your fingers and coated with anti-slip rubber so there's no need to hold them in a tiring, super-tight grip. Simply grasp them normally as you apply pressure, with no worries about slipping, sliding or accidentally hurting your pet.

We love our pets. We have three cats, three dogs, some birds and a bunch of fish. Our one dog is afraid of our pet nail clippers. There is a buzzing that comes from the clippers that freaks our dog out. When we had the chance to review these professional pet nail clippers, we jumped at the chance. We believe our pets deserve the best.

These professional pet nail clippers work great and my little dog is not afraid of them. I like that the nail clippers cut easily and perfectly. They make a clean cut each and every time. This wasn't always true with the other nail clippers I used on our pets. These professional pet nail cutters do everything they promise to do. I am glad we were able to use them and review them. I believe my pets are just as happy, especially our cute little puppy.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Groove Kid Nation "Rhythm Bears" -- Children's Music CD Review

Groove Kid Nation continues its award-winning music education series with a third release Rhythm Bears. Producer Rodney Lee once again recruits top L.A. musicians and heads deep into the woods to create a soulful folk hoedown. 

As the title suggests, Rhythm Bears is all about drawing kids into the music with rhythmic call and response games that will have them clapping, stomping, playing percussion, and vocalizing to the beat. 

In addition, a band of groovy bears open childrens’ ears to a whole new set of musical instruments including harmonica, fiddle, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, clarinet, kalimba, ukulele, and even didgeridoo. Each song features a new instrument, and the enclosed 10-page booklet features colorful illustrations of each Rhythm Bear.

This CD is not just your ordinary, heard-it-a-thousand-times children's songs.  Each song in the Rhythm Bears gets the listener involved.  It asks them to use their mouths, feet, hands, etc. to be musical instruments.  I love watching my children get involved with the songs, it seems to really get them excited and happy!  The songs get them thinking.  They sing about things that would be a preschooler minds.  We all know how curious they are and they have a question for everything.  My kids LOVE listening to the cool songs on this CD.  The Groove Kids Nation has a very relaxing sound that will not drive parent's crazy.  It's jazzy and trendy, something you'd find playing in your corner coffeehouse. The kids love listening to the music, singing with it and laughing to it. The CD is fun and both my kids love it. Sadly for us, the radio in the car buzzed out, so we have to listen to the CD in my truck.

You want your kids to listen to different, but fun music that gets them involved, look below and connect with Groove Kid Nation on the web and on Facebook. We have listened to many annoying CD's that are not something I would want my kids to hear. This CD plays the type of music I want my kids to hear and gets them involved with music. My son is nine and he already sings in the shower.....

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Born On This Day July 27

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1957 Bill Engvall, American comedian, he is also a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Group, he is also a game show host of Lingo and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

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It is your birthday
time for a celebration
Another year comes

Dead On This Day July 27

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Reggie Lewis, American basketball player, Lewis suffered sudden cardiac death on the basketball court at an off-season practice. He died on this day in 1993

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace


I Have A Migraine
The Pain Is Hard To Deal With
Time To Close My Eyes

Born On This Day July 26

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1943 Mick Jagger, English singer (The Rolling Stones)

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It is your birthday
time for a celebration
Another year comes

Dead On This Day July 26

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Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas, he died on this day in 1863

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Those Great Faith Images You Have Been Looking For

I don't know about you, but I have always had a problem finding the perfect image to accompany my posts, especially posts that deal heavily with matters of faith.  Yes, iStock, DepositPhotos, etc. have some faith based images but your choices are limited and not always appropriate.  This is whereLightStock comes in. 
Lightstock makes it simple to find beautiful, non-staged faith-focused images for you to use on your blog.  Lightstock only uses images that meet the following requirements: 
  1. Shot by a follower of Christ
  2. Visibly faith oriented
  3. Invisibly highlights God's glory, goodness and mission for His creation 
Awesome, right?!    
One of the features I like most about LightStock is their collections.  A collection is a set of images that all convey the same message.  So if I wanted to see all images about Sunday school, I can check the "Children's Church" collection and see all images that fit that topic.  Makes it super easy to quickly browse images on a specific topic. 
Here are some other highlights:
You know how hard it is to find real-world images of small groups or communion. It's even tougher to find non-cliché nativity or resurrection photography. Lightstock eases your pain and gets you images without the stereotypes. 
Temptation-Free Searching
Tired of seeing sexually suggestive images on stock sites? Me too. LightStock guarantees a safe-searching platform free of temptation.  
Download = New Testament
With each photo downloaded, LightStock donates a New Testament to share the gospel. They are more than a website, they are a ministry helping to spread the good news of Jesus.
The people at LightStock have agreed to giveaway 3 faith focused images to one of our readers!  So be looking for that giveaway in the coming days.
In the meantime, go visit LightStock and pick out that image you need for your next blog post!
Courtney from Faithful Bloggers

Revive The World

We Need Revival
The World Is Turned Upside Down
Lord Lift Us All Up

Born On This Day July 25

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1967 Matt LeBlanc, American actor famous for Friends

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It is your birthday
time for a celebration
Another year comes

A Complicated World

More Complications
Pushing Our World Upside Down
Sin Is Now The Norm

Dead On This Day July 25

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Ben Hogan, American golfer, he died on this day in 1997

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pillsbury Easy Grilled Strawberry Pie

Easy Grilled Strawberry Pie


lb fresh strawberries (about 2 2/3 cups), quartered
cup sugar
tablespoon cornstarch
Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
(9-inch) disposable foil pie pans
cup strawberry preserves
  • 1Heat gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat. Try to maintain heat around 400°F.
  • 2In medium bowl, mix strawberries, sugar and cornstarch; set aside.
  • 3Unroll pie crust. Place in un-greased pie pan. With back of spoon, spread preserves evenly on crust. Spoon strawberry mixture on top. Slightly fold crust over filling.
  • 4Place second pie pan upside down on grill to make elevated surface. Place pan with pie on top so it is elevated off grill. Cover grill; cook 20 to 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Remove from grill; cool 10 minutes before serving.

    Expert Tips

    Use cookie sheet to transfer pie to and from grill.

    Nutrition Information 

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories from Fat
    Total Fat
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    Trans Fat
    Total Carbohydrate
    (Dietary Fiber
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    Vitamin C
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.