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Does CBD oil really work?


CBD Oil – What is all the hype about?

In 2018, I began to read and hear about CBD oil from various sources and my first thought was “no way would I be using “weed”, I’ve made it to age 66 without using recreational drugs and no reason to start now.  However, as I kept hearing more and more about certain benefits, I dug deeper and found out that CBD oil is not “weed”.  CBD oil has little of the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) component.  THC is what gets you high and gives you euphoric and intoxicating feelings. CBD oil will not get you “high,” because it contains little to no THC.


Best Outside Games for kids and Adults

Outdoor Games for Kids and Adults

We have all been stuck inside for a month or more and yes, it can be so boring.  I’m 66 and I find it boring myself.  If I feel bored with my books, puzzles, netflix and internet, what about kids and younger adults.  What can they do that is both active and fun?

Outdoor Games

There are lots of outside games that are fun

With the weather warming up here in NW Arkansas, we have the option for several outdoor type games.  Maybe you can remember like I do, those evenings playing bat mitten, volleyball, pickup football and softball in the side yard.  We had so much fun and got great exercise too.

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Stuck at Home! – Consider doing Jigsaw Puzzles

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 puzzle once a year during Christmas Holidays when there was more time to work on them.  When my daughter was in her teens she enjoyed working them with us.

After my husband, Mel, and I retired, we had time to work on puzzles more often and we have pulled out one about every 5-6 months.  But now, during this pandemic and having to stay at home so much, we have worked on several puzzles to pass the time. Typically we choose puzzles that are about 1000 pieces and can finish them in 2-3 days (except for one very difficult one about 3 months ago that “kicked our booties” being very hard to do. A huge group of same color puppies – it was extremely hard and took forever.  Then, we found one piece was missing and so threw it away.  Unfortunately a few days after that the piece was found but too late to save the puzzle from the trash pickup.

But a month ago when the world was still sane, we decided to pick a 3000 piece one.  Mel purchased a large clear acrylic sheet to put on our large dining room table and it fills the sheet.  There are so many pieces that we had to leave most of them in the boxes and put just a few out on the table.  That was about 1.5 weeks ago and it still isn’t finished because I’m not working too hard on it – I work by putting all pieces of similar color out to work on but its impossible with this many pieces.  Mel works on it several times a day and he is finally making headway.


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 zits or acne)  it was so much fun.  In fact I edited every image I took so that faces looked better and skin was pretty.  I even smoothed out a lot of wrinkles for some of the older clients.  They all loved the touched up images.


Welcome to the Bella Vista Online Mall

Welcome to the Bella Vista Online Mall

Lake Ann imageBella 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 recognized as one of America’s Top 10 Best Healthy Places To Retire by U.S. News & World Report, and one of the Top 25 best places for affordable homes by and Money Magazine. In 2017, Bella Vista was ranked as one of the 25 Best Places To Retire.

The population of Bella Vista takes advantage of the natural beauty surrounding their homes by taking part in many outdoor activities, from, walking, running, hiking, tennis, golf, kayaking, tennis, and pickleball.