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Acting for cash, Make extra money as a movie extra!

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It seems like everybody has a side hustle these days! Whether it's  selling essential oils or a weekend job, a side hustle can put extra money in your pocket or bank account. I have had a side hustle (or 3) for years! What can I say, I like to stay busy! One of my favorite jobs has been as a movie extra. It's easy work, it's so much fun and it can be very lucrative! I have been working as a movie extra off and on since the 90's. If you have any interest in learning more about movie magic then it's a great experience. Movie extras are those people in the background that are in restaurants, on streets, in parties etc. They don't have interaction with the stars of the scene, but they make things more believable. I mean, how real would it seem if restaurant scenes were empty, no one was ever on city streets and the only people in a movie were the principal actors? Movie extras are sometimes referred to as atmosphere, background or background actors whereas

Turning Your New Year's Resolutions Into plans

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It is that time of year when people decide what they want to get done in the coming year and call these goals, resolutions. While New Years Resolutions can be fun to choose, they don’t often stick. But the reason they fail isn’t because you can’t achieve them, but because they are often not thought out and don’t have a plan. It's easy to get distracted when you don't know exactly what you need to do! When you make a plan for your new years resolutions, you have a much higher chance of success. Lets say my new year resolution is to lose weight. While we all know what that means, it's easy to get distracted a few weeks in by such a vague goal. If I had a definite plan, I would have a better chance of sticking to it. Now lets say my resolution is to lose weight, BUT I have planned to lose 15 lbs. in 6 months by going to the gym 3 times a week, eating a salad every day and having fruit instead of sweets for dessert 5 days out of the week. Now that's a plan with structure t

Visiting Hollywood Studios during Covid.

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  We went to Florida this year for a trip to Disney's theme parks and unfortunately, we were really disappointed. Covid and the resulting pandemic has changed a lot of things down in Florida, including pretty much every normal practice at all the Disney resort parks. Gone was fast pass and going to the park any day you want. In it's place was a flawed reservation system that is backed up for weeks...for certain parks. You don't have to take it from me though, you can read the hundreds of bad reviews on the app! I mean, a lot of the things you'll experience are common in lots of public attractions now. Capacity limits, temp screenings, mask rules and hand sanitizer stations everywhere. Unfortunately we didn't even get to go to the park we wanted to because of the flawed reservation system I mentioned earlier. I will explain the rest of our experience though.

Fragrant Jewels bath bomb review

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I have been buying products from the Fragrant Jewels collection for several years now and figured it was time I wrote a review with my opinion of the bath bombs, wax tarts and candles. I actually have mixed reviews here, because some of my experiences were amazing and others kind of sucked! It starts back in 2016 when I ordered a bath bomb & candle set from their Wicked collection along with the Warm & Cozy wax tart set. I've placed a few orders over the years and have tried their candles, bath bombs, mini bath bomb sets and wax melts. I will start by saying the scents are strong and have all been very nice and the rings are usually quite lovely. Inside every bath bomb, candle, scrub or melt set comes a costume jewelry ring. You get a code with your ring and you enter it online to find out the value of your ring. All of my rings have been valued in the $10-$25 range. Supposedly you can get rings up to $10,000 value...though I've never personally seen anyone get them.

Do you need more self-care? Here are the signs...

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Self care is one of those buzzwords that you hear a lot but it's not always clear exactly what it means. Let me decode it a bit. It's basically the art of knowing when to spend some extra time taking care of yourself. Unfortunately, if you don't enjoy it then it won't work. This can make it really difficult to find a self care routine and stick to it. When you're not spending enough time on self care, it becomes self neglect.  For a lot of people, it isn’t always easy to realize that they are experiencing the negative  effects of self neglect. It can happen very easily to anyone when they have life elements  like children, financial issues, feelings of inadequacy, or physical problems.  The time  and energy that these various obstacles take to handle in our daily lives can leech the energy of even the  most resilient people. Fortunately, the mind and body have a way of alerting  you to the fact that there’s some kind of deficiency. Here are some signs and symptoms 

Disney for adults, is it still fun?

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Considering that Orlando's Disney World opened in 1971, the same year I was born, it seems to be time I talk about going to Disney as an adult. My youngest child is 20 and he hates to travel so for the last 3 years it's just been the daughter and I. She turned 25 this year...at Disney. Her favorite place to go in Florida as an adult is The Magic Kingdom.  Disney has a weird reputation if you ask me. They act like it's for little kids, but have you taken kids to Disney for a whole day? It's hard for the little buggers! Boring lines, hot weather and being too small to see things like parades. Not to mention the ridiculous expense for tickets, food and rides they can't even go on like Space Mountain or ones they don't understand like the Carousel Of Progress.  I took my daughter for a few years when she was under 5, but the hassle outweighed the fun. We put that idea on pause for about 15 years. Now we make the trip every year, at least once. Is Disney really for a

Simply Earth Box review

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Today I am writing a voluntary review of the Simply Earth subscription box. I started getting the subscription box the last month and I'm super excited about it so I wanted to share with you exactly what you get every month in this essential oil subscription box and my opinions on the box.  I saw this box advertised on Facebook and liked the idea that every month you get not only your 4 therapeutic grade, full size, pure essential oils but also accessories to use them and recipe cards. You can create 6 natural home, body and wellness products from each kit and still have most of your essential oils left over!   What convinced me to get this box, honestly, was a coupon code. And I do have one for you too, so if you're already ready to order scroll down to the bottom and the code is down there.  Of course I had been looking at it for a while before I placed my order. Since before Christmas actually. 

Review: Tieks shoes

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If you've been around Pinterest at all, I'm sure you've seen the ballet flats with the blue bottoms. Their called Tieks and while they are pretty expensive, they're touted as being worth every penny. So many Tieks reviews have been written talking about how amazing these shoes are. So of course I had to try them and find out! One of the first things I did was check out the Tieks by Gavrieli website and see if they have an affiliate program. They do not. Which means that all these bloggers were buying these shoes on their own! No discount, no kickback for sales from their posts. Now that is interesting! Especially considering that many bloggers do get stuff for free, so why would they spend almost $200 for a pair of shoes they couldn't make their money back on? Comfort! As I mentioned earlier these are rumored to be THE most comfortable ballet flat out there. So now I gotta know just how comfortable these shoes are. I ordered a pair.