Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Healthy and Happy Living Link Party # 147



Welcome to the Healthy and Happy Living Link Party # 147


Join our HEALTHY and HAPPY LIVING LINK PARTY PINTEREST BOARD .Collaborate with us and we would love for you to pin with us. Pin your healthy and happy living related post , recipes, giveaways, reviews and more! If you like to join our collaborative board,  you can email me at abountifullove (at)gmail (dot)com or comment below! 
  We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!! Have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.





The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy and happy life. Link up your posts related to healthy and happy living. Recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, frugal and healthy are all welcome. Tips are also greatly appreciated! We believe that happy and content living are essential to being healthy.

We all pick our week's feature, so don't forget to stop by their blogs!

 Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week


 A Bountiful Love  




    SIMPLIFIED Rules of the Party: 

    • Link up only healthy living related post --> recipes, tips, guidelines, giveaways, etc.  
    •  Visit your linky neighbor. Comment or share on your favorite social media platform.




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    Monday, February 19, 2018

    Two Must Have Books for Your Easter Basket

    Valentine's is over and more fun, exciting holidays and events are coming up. March 2 is Dr. Seuss's birthday, March 17 is St. Patrick's Day and March 25 marks the beginning of holy week. April 1, believe it or not, is one of our kid's favorite holiday (aside from Christmas of course!). Every Easter we are getting good at staying away from filling their baskets with candies. I have nothing against candies Y'all, however, with all the candies they get from Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's Day, I think we earned the right to limit the sweets.

    We love putting books, stickers, and inexpensive toys in their baskets. You can read this post, 40 Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers  if you are looking for ideas that do not involve candies. I also shared my Top 6 Bibles that you can put into your child's baskets. I am sharing a couple of books that we got from WorthyKids to review. These two books are definitely as must-have books in your Easter Baskets.





    That Grand Easter Day
    by Jill Roman Lord
    Illustrated by Alessia Trunfio
    Ages: 5-8 years old
    Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
    Do you remember the rhyme, "The House that Jack Built"?  This book has the same tempo that will surely grab and engage your little one. I love that the other aspects of the Easter story had a spotlight like the stone and the bunny.

    "The stone that blocked the way..that led to the place where Jesus first lay... "


    The book starts and ends with a Bible passage. The last page was our favorite, it speaks truth.



    Sunrise, Easter Surprise 
    by: Hannah Hall
    Illustrated by AG Jatkowska
    Ages: 5-8 years old
    Format: Boardbook, 20 pages

    A fun and colorful way to share the message of Easter from the unfamiliar witnesses- the sun, flowers and animal. Your toddler and your preschooer will surely be excited to turn every page! Even our eight years old enjoyed reading this book. After all, the Easter story is the most magnificent story of all aside from Jesus's birth,



    DISCLOSURE: I received one or more of the products/services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it in my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this is in accordance with FTC guidelines.







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    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Healthy and Happy Living Link Party # 146


    Welcome to the Healthy and Happy Living Link Party # 146


    Join our HEALTHY and HAPPY LIVING LINK PARTY PINTEREST BOARD .Collaborate with us and we would love for you to pin with us. Pin your healthy and happy living related post , recipes, giveaways, reviews and more! If you like to join our collaborative board,  you can email me at abountifullove (at)gmail (dot)com or comment below! 
      We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!! Have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.





    The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy and happy life. Link up your posts related to healthy and happy living. Recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, frugal and healthy are all welcome. Tips are also greatly appreciated! We believe that happy and content living are essential to being healthy.

    We all pick our week's feature, so don't forget to stop by their blogs!

     Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week


     A Bountiful Love  

    It's Valentine's Day, if you did not have the time to purchase your husband or your special love one a gift (like me), Here's your last chance!!



    I Love us Kit

    http://thedatingdivas.affiliatedash.com/a/LUVUS/abountifullove

    The Ultimate Date Night Book

    Date Night E-book with over 200 date night ideas!  



    Day By Day In Our World  
       

      SIMPLIFIED Rules of the Party: 

      • Link up only healthy living related post --> recipes, tips, guidelines, giveaways, etc.  
      •  Visit your linky neighbor. Comment or share on your favorite social media platform.




      Disclaimer: . Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time. If other bloggers chose to share your content and your graphic through this link up, the hosts of Healthy Living Link Party are NOT responsible for any article or images that was use illegally.

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      Wednesday, February 7, 2018

      Healthy and Happy Living Link Party # 145


      Welcome to the Healthy and Happy Living Link Party # 145


      Join our HEALTHY AND HAPPY LIVING LINK PARTY PINTEREST BOARD .Collaborate with us and we would love for you to pin with us. Pin your healthy and happy living related post , recipes, giveaways, reviews and more! If you like to join our collaborative board,  you can email me at abountifullove (at)gmail (dot)com or comment below! 
        We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!! Have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.





      The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy and happy life. Link up your posts related to healthy and happy living. Recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, frugal and healthy are all welcome. Tips are also greatly appreciated! We believe that happy and content living are essential to being healthy.

      We all pick our week's feature, so don't forget to stop by their blogs!

       Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week


       A Bountiful Love  

      Day By Day In Our World  

        MY FAVORITES








      5 Basic Health Care Tips: Save Money & Improve Your Health in the New Year





        SIMPLIFIED Rules of the Party: 

        • Link up only healthy living related post --> recipes, tips, guidelines, giveaways, etc.  
        •  Visit your linky neighbor. Comment or share on your favorite social media platform.




        Disclaimer: . Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time. If other bloggers chose to share your content and your graphic through this link up, the hosts of Healthy Living Link Party are NOT responsible for any article or images that was use illegally.

         Let's party, link up below!



        Tuesday, February 6, 2018

        7 Common Water Contaminants


        Our bodies are made of water. Water is an important part of human survival. The human body is made up of almost 60% water, and adults should drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Water keeps your cells healthy, joints lubricated, and is used by the body as a shock absorber.





        Hidden Contaminants

        Water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen, but as we have seen from recent news headlines, it can also contain dangerous contaminants. Water can become contaminated at the source or as it travels through pipes to your tap. Even bottled and filtered water may contain harmful pollutants. The quality of our water is not something we should take for granted. Even if your water is crystal clear and has no odor, that does not mean it’s safe. Many impurities are colorless and odorless. If you really want to know what is in your water, you need to test it.

        Testing Options

        There are many options for water testing, including professional laboratory analysis and at-home testing. If you choose to have your water checked at a lab, you will need to collect and mail away samples. Results could take days or weeks. If you’re a do-it-yourself kind of person, you can purchase a kit to test your water at home. TestAssured makes a Complete Water Analysis Test Kit that allows you to quickly and easily perform ten different tests. You’ll have results in a matter of minutes for most tests. However, the bacteria test does take 48 hours to develop and produce results.

        7 Common Contaminants


        With the TestAssured kit, you’ll be able to test for the most common contaminants as well as some other less serious water concerns, such as pH, hardness, and alkalinity.

        1. Lead can be absorbed into your water from older fixtures and outdated plumbing. Drinking water that contains lead can cause lead poisoning resulting in gastrointestinal, neurological, developmental, and reproductive problems.
        2. Bacteria from animal feces can seep through the ground into water supplies. Bacteria is also present in the biofilm that forms in water systems. If you drink these bacteria in your water, it could lead to fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Well water should be tested annually for coliform bacteria.
        3. Pesticides are sprayed on crop fields where they are also absorbed by the soil, eventually seeping into groundwater. Many pesticides have been linked to serious health issues such as cancer and organ damage.
        4. Iron is naturally found in soil where it can be absorbed by rainwater and other water sources, ending up in drinking water. High levels of iron can be dangerous for those with certain health conditions.
        5. Nitrates and nitrites are used in soil fertilizers and can easily seep into groundwater. High levels of these pollutants can cause developmental issues, blood disorders, and possibly cancer.
        6. Chlorine is used to safely disinfectant water, but at levels over 4 parts per million, there is a risk for negative health effects.
        7. Copper from the soil, rocks, and copper piping can leach into water. Drinking water with excessive amounts of copper can cause gastrointestinal issues, liver damage, and kidney disease.

        Test Often for Good Health

        It does not matter if you have city water or well water, there is an equal risk for contamination. The EPA sets limits on the allowable amounts of contaminants for municipal water sources which undergo frequent testing, but contamination can occur as it travels to your tap. If you have well water, annual testing is recommended. Test your water today to make sure your drinking water is free from these seven common contaminants.

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        Friday, February 2, 2018

        50 Frugal Valentine's Day Desserts

        I am really not a big Valentine's day person before I got married and have our kids. I am still not a big fan of fighting the traffic and getting in line just to have a romantic dinner. I would rather celebrate it a day before or a day after. I do not even like receiving a bunch of flowers! I know...what is wrong with me huh? I do find it sweet and thoughtful but it is just not me. I would rather have a homemade and creative craft, a coffee date, or even a bottle of wine! To be fancy, a spa certificate with my husband with a night in a hotel. I do enjoy making special treats or crafts for my family.

        I also do not mind sharing Valentine's day with our girls. There are just a lot of creative and fun ways to celebrate Valentine's day for them. Few years ago, I remember giving my husband a love-coupon book. We also enjoy making delicious treats! Here's a collection of frugal, easy and delicious Valentine's day desserts.







        * The 50 Valentine's Day dessert recipes are in a link-part format so you can easily view and choose the recipes easily. If it doesn't load right away, you can click it to open a new window up.


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