Author Archives: Shirley Dawson

Bella Vista Churches go Online -Listen to these messages from God

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Bella Vista Churches – Sermons/Message online I’m finding that my own church here in Bella Vista, has some outstanding sermons and messages available online during this time of crisis.  I truly believe our Pastors are being touched by God during … Continue reading

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Stuck at Home? -this is the time to read!

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Reading with an e tablet has great benefits I’m a voracious reader myself and I’ve been using e readers for years now.  Back when I read mostly “real” books, I had so many books in my house that my husband … Continue reading

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Stuck at Home! – Consider doing Jigsaw Puzzles

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Puzzles Can Be Fun! One thing great about puzzles is they can capture your attention and interest and they certainly pass the time.  But they can be a lot of fun also.  My family has typically got out a jigsaw … Continue reading

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Stuck at Home! – Use this time to enjoy nature’s beauty and learn about the winged beauties around you!

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There’s time to look out your window now! Right outside my office window I have a bird feeder and I can see our bluebird house several yards away.  I’ve captured bluebirds with my camera a while back during spring.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Scared for your Health – Order To Go!

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Are you worried for your health? Don’t Panic! I was thinking that with folks going all nuts about catching the corona-virus, maybe there is something we can do to keep our local restaurants open during this possible time of fear … Continue reading

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Choosing The Right Pet For Your Family Most individuals have an idea just what type of pet they want; however, the maintenance of a pet can surely cause some concern. Knowing how to choose the correct pet for you may … Continue reading

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How I make my face look younger?

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Looking younger! When I had my own photography studio I used to really enjoy editing my images, especially those of the high school seniors.  I loved touching up their faces to make them glow (none of my senior images had … Continue reading

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Best Dog Backpack – You can put them to work!

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Maybe Your Dog can carry his own weight! Many of us enjoy taking our furry friends with us on trips and walks and it can be great fun.  But what about the dog’s water and drinking bowl?  Do you simply … Continue reading

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How to Make Walking Fun and Interesting?

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Walking can be interesting Here in Bella Vista, Arkansas we see people walking all the time.  They walk around Lake Bella Vista, they walk the numerous walking trails and paths, they walk their dogs, they walk in groups, and where … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Hiking Backpack

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Hiking Backpacks If you are a hiker, one thing to get right is your backpack. Size of Backpack You need to consider the right size for you.  One way to figure this out is to measure the vertical distance from your … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Decorating your Home

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Home Decorating Utter the two words “home decorating” in a crowd or women and the place will go mad. These two words seem to breathe fire in women’s bellies. Most women love the idea of home decorating. When discussed in … Continue reading

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Why I buy from Amazon?

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My Favorite Online Store I have no problems saying Amazon.com is my favorite online store to purchase from.  I buy online a lot.  Mostly because being in a wheelchair makes shopping at brick and mortar companies pretty difficult for me.  … Continue reading

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Top Cold Press Coffee Makers of 2019

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Cold Press Coffee Maker For the last few weeks of 2019, my husband and I have been talking about cold press coffee.  He had read an article in Consumer Reports on them and became interested.  When he asked me about … Continue reading

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Road Cycling Safety Tips and Other guidance that can save your life!

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Road Cycling Safety Tips Bicycle safety is a very important part of riding a bicycle. People ride bikes for many reasons including recreation and relaxation, for exercise, muscle toning, and weight loss, charity bike-a-thons, wine tours, bicycle races and many … Continue reading

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Why not let me help you finish your family Christmas shopping?

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Get The Last Family Gifts Right here On Our Mall. I just finished my Christmas gift shopping online last night.  I do most of my shopping online because I’m in a wheelchair and its so much more fun and easier … Continue reading

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Starting a new online drawing course today – to learn to draw realistically

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Ultimate Drawing Course – Beginner to Advanced by  Jaysen Batchelor Today I started the “Ultimate Drawing Course – Beginner to Advanced” by Jaysen Batchelor.  Jason is a very talented young man and a good teacher.  I’m already having fun with the … Continue reading

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Meet Dana Johnson, local photographer and creator of beautiful art!

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Meet Dana Johnson, a local photographer You will find Dana Johnson, a Bella Vista Resident with his wife Sonya since 2007, most any day out on the trails and roads in and around Bella Vista and NW Arkansas with his … Continue reading

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My first try at Grocery Pickup

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My first try at Grocery to go pickup Bella Vista may not be as much of a “retirement” community as it used to be, but there are still lots of retired and senior residents like myself. I’m retired.  I’m also … Continue reading

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Try Cycling for Your Health – its fun and fit!

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Cycling Fitness Benefits Biking/Cycling, just like other sports requires practice to become better at it.  We know that cycling is a great exercise to lose weight and become healthier.  So, if  you have decided to take up cycling as a … Continue reading

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Lets learn to do Yoga! Plus Challenge Review

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Is Yoga The Perfect Exercise? Is Yoga the perfect form of exercise and relaxation? Let’s make a list of what our ideal type of exercise would do. Firstly it would be simple enough that anyone could do it, but have … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing for Dummies (Arkansas version) – Part 1

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History Of Fly Fishing Fly fishing has been around in various forms for many years. Early historical records indicate that Macedonian fishermen were using artificial flies to catch fish as early as the second century. The Roman Claudius Aelianus described … Continue reading

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Learning to Play Tennis for the Absolute Beginner!

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Basics of Tennis Explained Tennis if you have ever stopped to consider what it is, can be called a fairly basic sport. Because of this, virtually anyone can learn how to play successfully, but the hard part is the physical … Continue reading

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Start Fitness Cycling!

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What You Need to Know Before Taking Up Cycling Are you thinking of taking up biking as a hobby or perhaps a means of exercise?  Maybe you are ditching the car or public transportation and taking up bike riding as … Continue reading

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Ways to Help Stop Aging Now

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Protect your body and mind against aging As the years pass by quicker and quicker, and body and mind slows down, my mind tends to think more about ways to help stop aging, NOW! One surefire way to help both … Continue reading

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Dealing with Snakes on the Trail

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Watch out for those trail loving snakes! Summer is here and naturally, you want to be outside enjoying the beautiful nature around us here in the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas.  Hikers, walkers, and bikers are out in force.  Kayaks and … Continue reading

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Product: Paint Basket Online Art Lessons website Review

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  Product:  Paint Basket – Online Art Lessons Website: Paint Basket Online Art Lessons (an art training membership site) Cost:  tutorials are free; VIP membership is$1 for first 7 days; $19/month after that. My Rating:  Target Audience:  Artists and those … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 4th of July

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July 4th – An American Holiday We have just a few days until the 4th of July, our own American Holiday.  Bella Vista and the surrounding area offers several events you can attend to celebrate, but what if you would … Continue reading

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Get Your Very Own Website or Blog site – finally

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Put your small business or hobby online for less than $300 Many small business owners or hobbyist have delayed giving their business an online presence.  But it really does not cost a lot to get .ne up and running and … Continue reading

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The Best Hiking Poles and Why You Need Them?

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Wait!  What are Hiking Poles? Maybe you have seen the hikers around the trails and paths of Bella Vista and you certainly have seen pictures of hikers climbing hills and going down woodland paths holding poles in each hand.  These … Continue reading

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A New Shop!!! But Why?

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  We have created a new “Seasonal Sale” shop but I’m sure you guys are all asking the question, “Why did they do that?” Well, I would like to explain that to you. Most brick and mortar stores will have … Continue reading

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4 Places To Swim

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  The weather is starting to warm up so, many people are thinking about heading to the water. The question is, what kind of water should you head for? That depends on the activity you want to do. In today’s … Continue reading

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A New Place: Swimming Pool Beach

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  We all love to swim, ok, most of us like to swim. Well, I heard about this cool new place that I really want to try out!! It has something for everyone!! It’s called Lake Avalon Beach and they … Continue reading

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Run Spot Run: A pet 4 You

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  I love to tell stories, so let me tell you one. Dad is driving home from work on evening and he is coming down the long, winding road. He’s stopped at the local pet shop to pick Billy up … Continue reading

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All About Elaine

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  In The Beginning   Well where do I start when I’m talking about myself. First, let me introduce myself, my name is Elaine Smith and I have two great grown kids that I live with, plus my beautiful granddaughter … Continue reading

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So TAKE A HIKE!

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I know you have probably heard this phrase before. TAKE A HIKE! Maybe it was said in a mean or sarcastic way.  But the truth is.  TAKING A HIKE  IS very good for you. Especially hiking in a natural setting like … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Bella Vista Online Mall

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  Bella Vista, Arkansas is located in Northwest Arkansas in the beautiful Ozark Mountains.  This area with its miles of beautiful woodlands, hills, and lakes is one of the most popular places to retire in the U.S. Bella Vista has been nationally … Continue reading

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