Rosemary Mint Hand Rub/Hand Soap/Lotion Combo

Rosemary Mint Hand Rub/Hand Soap/Lotion Combo

Is hand sanitizer getting the best of your hands? In this time of coronavirus, staying safe has been the mantra. However, our skin is paying a small price to make sure we flatten the curve. A family farm in Texas wants YOU to be better for knowing them. They want you to start with your hands!

Rosemary Mint Goat Milk Lotion and our brand new Rub & Scrub combo pack features three Rosemary Mint scented products to keep you clean and safe.

  • Texas-made hand soap leaves your skin clean and is gentle enough to use all-day
  • Antiseptic hand rub is 80% alcohol, like many of the big brands you’re used to, but also has aloe vera gel in addition to rosemary and mint essential oils for plant-based moisturizing and fragrance
  • Goat Milk Lotion that you’ve come to know and love over the years

Make sure you’re covered in the bathroom, in the car, and wherever else life takes you!

Opinion: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Opinion: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Millennials and Gen Z are calling this pandemic “Boomer Remover”

The CDC is referring to the outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). (Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html)

It is being labeled a pandemic globally. The last pandemic of record traces back to 1918. It was “caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is no universal consensus regarding where the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919.  In the United States, it was first identified in military personnel in spring 1918. It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States.” (Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-pandemic-h1n1.html)

Baby boomers is the generational term given to persons born between 1946 and 1964, the post World War II era. The younger generations are referring to this new pandemic as “Boomer remover”. I’m disgusted. 

1. Humanity

We are all human. And I would think, particularly in this day in age, we would also SHOW humanity – kindness, mercy, sympathy. To refer to an outbreak of illness in such cruel terms is everything BUT showing humanity. Shame on you.

2. Perspective

The idiots using these terms are taking to the Internet. Newsflash, the internet your generation has thrived on was created by a boomer. That’s a fact. Your connection to the world is thanks to our boomers. The soapbox that you are using to exercise your cruel freedom of speech is possible thanks to our baby boomers. Stop and think about that.

Baby boomers have contributed so much to our society. To refer to a crisis that is real and happening globally in the way many have is disturbing. We have had so many history lessons on how detrimental something like this can be. Take a lesson. Apologize. And stop referring to Coronavirus as “Boomer remover”.

Frito-Lay Variety Pack, Classic Mix – What’s YOUR order?

Frito-Lay Variety Pack, Classic Mix – What’s YOUR order?

The other day, the best local morning show anchors weighed in on the Frito-Lay Classic Mix. Everyone had their preference, and everyone had their order of how they enjoyed the variety pack. Low and behold, after seeing this episode, it seems like the Frito-Lay Classic Mix is everywhere I am on the internet. So, I figured, why not and weigh in myself.

We do typically stock this at home for school lunches. And yes, I know which kid likes what and who not to give what to. It’s funny how EVERYONE seems to have their own order of likeness.

For example, if I were to choose an order of snacks, mine would look something like:

 

There really is no method to the madness here. And I’m sure that, depending on my mood, this order is subject to change at any given time. When I hot the hubs to weigh in, his order looked something like this:

It works out pretty well for he and I – I love Cool Ranch where it is last on his list. With kids though, we don’t get a lot of opportunities to get to snacks like these. And I’m okay with that – I would rather eat whatever we have going in the sous vide.

I love that some people who texted or called into the show said that they just like one or two, then “trash” the rest (please donate unopened packages to a food bank – don’t trash the food!).

Anyway, I am sure YOU have an order that you like. So comment below and share using our sidebar on the left!

Thanks for reading!

The Echo Family: Love Using My Echo As an Intercom

The Echo Family: Love Using My Echo As an Intercom

I lived in envy of some of my friend’s homes in the 80s. There it was. On their walls in all its glory. We would be studying or playing Uno or some other game, and the announcement came from the wall. “Dinner’s ready! Time to eat!” Or “It’s getting late, we need to get you back to your folks.” it wasn’t the announcement. No. It was the delivery. All made possible by the glorious intercom system on the wall. It wasn’t anything overly fancy, but it seemed to glow like an electronic jewel to me.

I swore to myself, one day, I too would have an intercom system. Thanks to Amazon, I do. Years back, when Echo made its debut, I received one early at a discounted rate. I loved it. It played music, answered questions, and I’m sure the NSA has heard its fair share of stuff said at our house. And then came the Echo dot. So I bought several, to share the love with the kids and have a cute Pandora speaker for wherever I happened to be in he house. But the developers didn’t stop there. They created skills and helped me reach my own intercom dreams. With the power of Drop In, I can use the echo as an intercom, and speak directly from the family room echo with one of the bedroom echo dots. Or I can use the Alexa app to Announce that dinner is ready from the kitchen, and it will announce to all the echo devices in our household. Like is a beautiful thing. And the Echo is far cuter than any of those retro intercom units.

Interested in how to use Amazon Echo and the Alexa app as an intercom system? Stay tuned… blog coming soon!

No Sound in Netflix on Apple TV

No Sound in Netflix on Apple TV

There is nothing more frustrating about a piece of technology when it’s not operating as you expect. We have Apple TV and decided to get one for the bedroom. I signed into Netflix on our Apple TV for the first time, eager to watch some ALIAS again. It’s my usual go-to while getting work done and drowning out the steady snore coming from my husband next to me. It turns on just fine, and I click on Netflix. I sign in since it’s the first time the app is used on this tvOS, pop through the selections and click on the show. I click the episode and Sydney and Nadia are talking, but there is no sound. The Netflix pop sounds as you scroll through the options sound, but the show has no sound.

I restart Apple TV. In the short experience we have had with AppleTV, restarting seems to be the cure for a lot of issues (frozen screen, frozen show/movie, selection option disappearing, remote malfunctioning, etc). After it comes back on, there is still no sound. I pull down the options screen in Netflix and slide right to Audio. Language, Sound and Speaker are all set to English, Full Dynamic Range, and the correct AppleTV. This menu does not seem to help, so I menu out of Netflix and go to Settings on the tvOS.

Under Settings, I go into Audio and Video. In the next menu, I select Surround Sound. It is set to Best Quality Available. I change it to Dolby Digital 5.1 and menu out to the App scree. I go back into Netflix, and I have the same outcome – still no sound. I menu back out, go back into Settings > Audio and Video > Surround Sound. I select the last option, Stereo, and menu back out to go into Netflix. THE SOUND IS ON!

So though Best Quality Available as the choice suggests it will pick the best available in whatever app you may be in, this is not the case. Many of the shows or moves you watch may be safe under that selection, however, if you are not hearing sound in a selection you have made, try changing the audio down to stereo. That selection may not have a better quality option.

Hope this helps someone out there!