Lifestyle – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog by Readers.com Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:33:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 //wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 //wp.readers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-Rea-newFavicon-2016-Final-32x32.png Lifestyle – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog 32 32 Makeup Readers: The Ultimate Cosmetic Accessory //wp.readers.com/blog/makeup-readers-the-ultimate-cosmetic-accessory/ //wp.readers.com/blog/makeup-readers-the-ultimate-cosmetic-accessory/#respond Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:44:56 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14641 Yes, that’s right – there are reading glasses designed specifically for applying your makeup with precision! While our eyes may need some help to see as clearly as they once could, our makeup routine shouldn’t have to suffer. The mornings of squinting out of one eye while applying eyeliner, eyeshadow, and mascara to the other […]

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Yes, that’s right – there are reading glasses designed specifically for applying your makeup with precision! While our eyes may need some help to see as clearly as they once could, our makeup routine shouldn’t have to suffer. The mornings of squinting out of one eye while applying eyeliner, eyeshadow, and mascara to the other are over!

For days when you’re traveling and can’t lug your magnified vanity mirror with you, or for those of you who don’t have the counter space for another mirror, these makeup readers will change the way you apply make up…for good.     

The Carrie Makeup Reader is designed to allow you to wear your readers with the proper magnification* while simultaneously applying makeup in the mirror. Simply switch the swiveling lens when you need to do the other eye! The lens is fully magnified in powers up to +3.00.

*Determining Your Power for a Makeup Reader

The standard reading distance is 12-18 inches. With this in mind, you should consider how close you typically stand to the mirror when applying your makeup. The further away you stand from the mirror the lower your power should be (using your reading power as a baseline), and the closer you stand to the mirror the higher your power should be. Never purchased reading glasses before? No problem! You can easily find your power by using our PowerFinder.

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Popular Destinations for Snowbirds in Search of Warmer Winter Climates //wp.readers.com/blog/popular-destinations-snowbirds-search-warmer-winter-climates/ //wp.readers.com/blog/popular-destinations-snowbirds-search-warmer-winter-climates/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:25:03 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14620 Winter temperatures are rearing their ugly heads, and if you haven’t already migrated south for the winter (even for a quick vacation), you’re probably wishing you’d done so. Whether you’re planning ahead for next year or thinking about escaping the snow, sleet, and below-freezing temps that are upon us now, we recommend you follow the […]

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Winter temperatures are rearing their ugly heads, and if you haven’t already migrated south for the winter (even for a quick vacation), you’re probably wishing you’d done so. Whether you’re planning ahead for next year or thinking about escaping the snow, sleet, and below-freezing temps that are upon us now, we recommend you follow the snowbirds’* lead and find warmer temperatures!

*“Snowbirds” are baby boomers and retirees that head south to warmer climates during the winter season.

Austin, Texas

The warm sea climate and rolling hills of Austin make it one of the most scenic cities to visit in Texas during the winter months. With temperatures in the mid-60s, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, bird watching, kayaking, fishing, and hunting in this mild winter weather.

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Charleston, South Carolina

Winter visitors will only need to pack a light jacket when visiting Charleston in the winter months, but this historic city is known for more than its mild winter temps. Visit any of the eleven theatres, take a historic walking tour, reserve a tee time at any of the waterfront golf courses, or stroll down Museum Mile to experience the city first-hand. Plus, visiting during the winter months has its perks, since Charleston’s Wine and Food Festival takes place in late February and features the city’s best food and vino.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama

White sandy beaches are as close as you’ll get to seeing snow in Gulf Shores! The mild temperatures may still be too cool for a swim, but the sunshine, greenery, and miles of sand will make you forget it’s winter. For all you oyster lovers, the winter is prime season for oysters, so bring your appetite and prepare to melt away those winter blues.   

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Honolulu, Hawaii

Trade your snow boots for sandals when you arrive in Honolulu! You’ll spend most of your time near the water, as the winter months bring big waves to Hawaii’s North Shore, and surfers will keep you entertained for hours as they ride large waves. Not a surfing fan? How about whale watching? Humpback whales will be frequenting the shores of Honolulu, as winter is peak mating season.

Featured reader: The Tropical

 

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville may not be a destination that comes to mind when you think of winter getaways, but with the endless entertainment options, it’s a must-visit city. With its generally mild winter temps, the perfect way to see the city is via an Old Town Trolley! Music City has endless museums, historic hotels, live entertainment, restaurants, shopping, and more!

Featured reader: The Silas Sun Reader

 

New Orleans, Louisiana

Shake off those winter blues while smooth jazz fills the cobblestone streets! Exploring the rich culture of the French Quarter in temperatures averaging in the mid-60s certainly beats hunkering down for the next snowstorm. Famous for its cuisine – gumbo, po’ boys, jambalaya, beignets and more – your stay in New Orleans will not disappoint in any way!

Featured reader: The Versailles 

 

Orlando, Florida

Orlando’s pleasant winter temperatures make it a prime time to channel your inner kid and visit any of the city’s popular theme parks! If you prefer surrounding yourself with nature rather than roller coasters, a scenic boat tour through any of Orlando’s parks will reveal the local wildlife also reveling in the area’s warmer weather. This centrally located city is a short car ride away from any of the surrounding beaches and a fun day trip!

Featured readers: The Minnie Bifocal

 

San Diego, California

San Diego is the perfect California destination for snowbirds across the country. With mild weather year-round, winter will seem like any other season while you’re in San Diego! In this waterfront city, there is something for everyone – from museums to parks and gardens, to whale watching tours and more!

Featured reader: The Surf Sun Reader

 

Savannah, Georgia

Grab your sun readers and hit the town to experience the history and charm of Savannah! With mild winter temperatures, you’re free to spend your days fishing, on historic tours, attending food and music festivals, golfing, or relaxing on the shoreline.

Featured reader: The January Bifocal Sun Reader

 

Scottsdale, Arizona

The sun shines nearly every day of the year in Scottsdale, making this an ideal winter destination. While you’re there, you can choose how to spend your time. Take in the desert and all of its natural beauty in the Desert Botanical Garden, practice your putting on any of the hundreds of golf courses, or hike the desert mountains – whatever the warm winter day inspires you to do!

Featured readers: The Calloway 

 

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5 Ways to Measure Without a Ruler //wp.readers.com/blog/5-ways-to-measure-without-a-ruler/ //wp.readers.com/blog/5-ways-to-measure-without-a-ruler/#respond Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:14:50 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14101 The right tools are essential for completing any household project. Speaking of DIY, our team has rounded up a list of items you probably have around your house that will save you a trip to Lowe’s, and assist you in getting the measurements you need to get your project started. Sidenote: Taking the proper measurements […]

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The right tools are essential for completing any household project. Speaking of DIY, our team has rounded up a list of items you probably have around your house that will save you a trip to Lowe’s, and assist you in getting the measurements you need to get your project started.

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Sidenote: Taking the proper measurements to complete your projects can be near impossible when you’re squinting. If you find you are straining your eyes with those fine details it is time to make reading glasses an essential part of your took kit. We’ve made it easy to find which reading glasses best fit your face with our printable mm ruler

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5 Books Perfect For Celebrating National Book Lovers Day //wp.readers.com/blog/5-books-perfect-for-celebrating-national-book-lovers-day/ //wp.readers.com/blog/5-books-perfect-for-celebrating-national-book-lovers-day/#respond Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:25:32 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14384   Today is National Book Lovers Day, which ranks up there with Christmas morning for us bibliophiles. To celebrate, we are bringing you a list of our favorite reads and giving you permission to slip away to your favorite reading spot and escape into a good book. In case you need suggestions for reading material, […]

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Today is National Book Lovers Day, which ranks up there with Christmas morning for us bibliophiles. To celebrate, we are bringing you a list of our favorite reads and giving you permission to slip away to your favorite reading spot and escape into a good book.

In case you need suggestions for reading material, here are 5 books we think you’ll enjoy:

 

On Becoming Fearless

In her book, “On Becoming Fearless…In Love, Work, and Life,” author, syndicated columnist, and business woman Arianna Huffington empowers women to become bold from the inside out.  Huffington examines the ways in which fear affects the lives of women, and the steps anyone can take to conquer fear.

 

Hidden Figures

This #1 New York Times bestseller tells the amazing true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped win the space race. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

“Hidden Figures” chronicles these women’s careers over nearly three decades as they faced challenges, forged alliances, and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.

 

Present over Perfect

In “Present over Perfect” you’ll be invited to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.

Author Shauna Niequist pens a collection of essays focused on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be.

 

The Nest

“The Nest” is a novel about the Plumb siblings who are waiting for their inheritance (affectionately called the nest) to be dispersed once the youngest sister turns 40. The nest has been growing exponentially since their father’s untimely death when they were all adolescents, and each one of the Plumbs has been making poor financial decisions in the hopes of being bailed out by the nest.

This is a story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend upon one another and the ways we let one another down. In her debut novel, author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to spotlight what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love.

 

Lilac Girls

“Lilac Girls” is inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine as it follows the lives of three women: New York socialite Caroline Ferriday, Polish teenager Kasia Kuzmerick, and German doctor Herta Oberheuser. These three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland—as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.

Author Martha Hall Kelly reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances.

 

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Top 30 Summer Outings //wp.readers.com/blog/top-30-summer-outings/ //wp.readers.com/blog/top-30-summer-outings/#respond Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:53:08 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14331 It’s summertime and the living is easy. From outdoor markets to afternoons spent reading on the patio, everything is a little sweeter in the summer. To usher you into a summer state of mind, we’ve pulled together a list of top 30 summer outings that will have you making the most of those lazy summer […]

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It’s summertime and the living is easy. From outdoor markets to afternoons spent reading on the patio, everything is a little sweeter in the summer. To usher you into a summer state of mind, we’ve pulled together a list of top 30 summer outings that will have you making the most of those lazy summer days:

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Did You Know May 18th Is Visit Your Relatives Day? //wp.readers.com/blog/did-you-know-may-18th-is-visit-your-relatives-day/ //wp.readers.com/blog/did-you-know-may-18th-is-visit-your-relatives-day/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 13:41:17 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14302   When your family is spread out across the country you start to look for any excuse to get everyone together. If you find yourself missing your family members a little extra this week we’ve found the perfect excuse for you to plan a family reunion. May 18th is designated as Visit Your Relatives Day, […]

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When your family is spread out across the country you start to look for any excuse to get everyone together. If you find yourself missing your family members a little extra this week we’ve found the perfect excuse for you to plan a family reunion. May 18th is designated as Visit Your Relatives Day, and provides the perfect opportunity to start a new family tradition!

Although Visit Your Relatives Day is outside of what we traditionally think of as family oriented holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years, this day gives you the chance to pay special attention to the ones who have supported you and influenced you throughout your life.

Few things are more precious than family, and that is something worth celebrating. Here are a few ways you can celebrate your own family this Visit Your Relatives Day:


Send them a card

With everyone’s busy schedules, we know it can be challenging to get your family together on the same day. Sending your family members a card is the perfect way to make them feel special and show them that you are thinking of them.


Plan a group video call

If you and your family have to travel a good distance to see each other, a Skype group video call might be just the solution for you. Skype allows up to 25 people to participate in a group video call at one time. This is a great way to see everyone’s face and get caught up on each other’s lives.

By using Skype, you can still make your video call into an event. Send out invitations for the day and time of your call (e-invites might work best if it’s short notice), then login on the set date and enjoy the time with your loved ones!


Plan a get together

For those who have relatives that live nearby, an informal get together is always a fun option for celebrating! Request everyone bring their favorite snack, or have lemonade and cookies. Everyone will enjoy the chance to be together, and leave feeling appreciative of their close family ties.


Focus on a weak relationship

If you have a weak relationship with a specific family member that you would like to strengthen, Visit Your Relatives Day could be a good day to focus on that relationship. Let that person know you still think of them and care for them by sending them a text, card, or giving them a phone call.


Make it a family tradition

Maybe your Visit Your Relatives Day celebration went so well that you want to turn it into an annual tradition! This is a great way to set aside time to be intentional with your family and stay active in their lives.

Visit a relative


A great way to celebrate Visit Your Relatives Day is, of course, to simply drop by and visit with one of your relatives. This doesn’t have to be anything more than sitting with a relative and hearing how their day was, or phoning a relative you may not get to visit with as often. This small act has an enormous impact on the bonds you have with your relatives.

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A Newbies Guide To Ordering Bifocals //wp.readers.com/blog/a-newbies-guide-to-ordering-bifocals/ //wp.readers.com/blog/a-newbies-guide-to-ordering-bifocals/#respond Fri, 12 May 2017 18:55:15 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14299 If you find you are having problems with close-up vision but you still need to see in the distance, bifocals might just be the answer. Bifocals are lenses that have two focal points. At Readers.com our bifocals are flat tops, which means they are divided by a thin horizontal line with no power on the […]

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If you find you are having problems with close-up vision but you still need to see in the distance, bifocals might just be the answer. Bifocals are lenses that have two focal points. At Readers.com our bifocals are flat tops, which means they are divided by a thin horizontal line with no power on the top and your reading power on the bottom.  We know that if you’re purchasing a pair of bifocals for the first time it can be difficult finding the answers you’re looking for. To assist you in finding the right pair of bifocals that fit your optical needs we’ve provided answers to frequently asked questions, along with information on our Readers.com bifocals.

Are bifocals still considered bifocals if there is not a power on the top?

Yes–although the top of the bifocal is clear/plano, it is represented as a power of +0.00. This section helps you focus out in the distance while doing activities such as driving, watching tv, cooking, etc. On the bottom of the bifocal you will have your reading power, which helps you see up close while doing activities such as looking at a map, reading a book, sewing, and following a recipe.

What are bifocal sunglasses?

Our bifocal sunglasses are great for anything outdoors such as hiking, golfing, or driving on those really sunny days. Like our regular bifocals, these glasses have no power at the top, and have your reading power in the bottom. The up close power helps with seeing your speedometer, writing on a scorecard, reading a compass, etc. If you are an avid fisher you will love how our polarized bifocal sunglasses allow you to see out into the water and also look down to bait your line, or remove the prized fish you just caught.  

As an added bonus, all of our bifocal sunglasses are UVA/UVB protected!

What are customizable bifocals?

Customizable bifocals  are for people who have different powers in each eye, but the top of the lens still can not have power added.  If you have a need for customizable bifocals we highly encourage you to check with your doctor before ordering, as these glasses are non-returnable, non-refundable due to being custom made at our local lab.

Do we carry no-line bifocals?

No–to be accurate, no-line bifocals do not exist. There are lenses called progressives, which we do not carry, and are commonly confused as no-line bifocals. These are different because they have multiple focal points and not just two.

 

Is it possible to order power in the top?

Since our glasses are pre-manufactured and can not be changed, it is not possible to order power in the top of your bifocals.

Didn’t see your question answered above? We’d love to assist you! Just ask your question in the comments and we’ll make sure you receive an answer.

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25 Lessons in Longevity from Centenarians //wp.readers.com/blog/centenarians-advice/ //wp.readers.com/blog/centenarians-advice/#respond Mon, 01 May 2017 18:04:14 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14290 The aging process is a fact of life many would rather do without. Getting old is a blessing and at times, a curse, but aging gracefully is far from impossible. Improvements in medicine and nutrition have led to increased life expectancies. In 2010, there were over 53,000 centenarians living in the U.S., this figure illuminates […]

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The aging process is a fact of life many would rather do without. Getting old is a blessing and at times, a curse, but aging gracefully is far from impossible. Improvements in medicine and nutrition have led to increased life expectancies. In 2010, there were over 53,000 centenarians living in the U.S., this figure illuminates your 0.017 percent chance of living to 100.

Even more rare, are the one in a thousand super centenarians who are lucky enough in longevity to celebrate their 110th birthday. These experts in lifespan likely have enough pearls of wisdom to thread a full necklace. We were interested to see if there were any consistencies or inconsistencies across the elders, that might lead to our own “age of enlightenment”.

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There is obviously not one absolute path to living well into your golden years. Lessons and lifestyles vary from person to person and should always be taken with a grain of salt, or apparently a shot of whiskey. It appears longevity cannot be prescribed but is instead rooted in your genetic endowment. As you progress towards the goal of supercentenarian, our reading glasses will be there to help you distinguish between that glass of water and glass of whiskey.

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5 Simple Ways To Spruce Up Your Easter Get Together //wp.readers.com/blog/5-simple-ways-to-spruce-up-your-easter-get-together/ //wp.readers.com/blog/5-simple-ways-to-spruce-up-your-easter-get-together/#respond Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:22:25 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14265 With the arrival of April, many of us are beginning to plan our Easter meals and get togethers. As we begin to plan our menus and decor, it is tempting to turn to our tried and true recipes and decorations. However, this Easter switch things up at your table with one of these simple recipes […]

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With the arrival of April, many of us are beginning to plan our Easter meals and get togethers. As we begin to plan our menus and decor, it is tempting to turn to our tried and true recipes and decorations. However, this Easter switch things up at your table with one of these simple recipes or festive DIY decorations. Your guests are sure to be impressed and, who knows, you might just end up having a new staple decoration or recipe!

1. An eye catching place setting

Place Setting

Supplies: Colored napkin, coordinating ribbon, tulip

Directions: To create this warm and welcoming place setting, simply fold the napkin and place the tulip in the center. Finish by loosely tying the ribbon around the tulip and napkin. Not only will guests love being greeted by this piece, but they will also enjoy having a sweet flower to take home.

 

2. Easter bunny bread bowl

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Your lunch guests will love this cute easter bunny bread bowl. It’s a creative and easy way to serve up soup or a veggie dish.

Supplies: One regular sized roll (can be store bought or homemade), one bread bowl (can be store bought or homemade), five toothpicks, two regular chocolate chips, pink candy for the nose, knife and kitchen scissors, and fresh parsley (optional)

Directions:

  • Cut 1/4 of the bottom off of the smaller roll, leaving a small back section of the bread on the roll — so it can hang off the back of the bread bowl. This will give it some stability. Set aside.
  • Cut the bread bowl so that you remove a small top section of the roll in a U-shape, leaving a ledge for the smaller roll to sit on.
  • Dig out the insides of the bread in a large piece if possible so you can use some of that insides of the bread bowl for the bunny’s tail.
  • Take the top of the bread bowl you removed and cut out 2 ears. You can trim the inside of the bunny ears so they are flatter.
  • Take the knife and slice a small hole where you want the nose. Push the candy nose in the bread. Poke a tiny hole for the eyes and then gently place the chocolate chip eyes in place.
  • Take the bunny head and place it on top of the bread bowl ledge and secure it in place with three toothpicks.
  • Slide the other two toothpicks into the bottom of the ears and then place them in the top of the roll for the bunny’s ears.
  • Take a small piece of the bread you removed from inside the bowl and roll it into a ball and use it as the bunny’s tail.
  • Use the fresh parsley and laid it down on the plate to serve as grass to add to the fun and festive look!
  • Store in an airtight bag until you are ready to serve. These can be made in advance as long as they are stored properly.


3. Festive centerpiece

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This layered candy centerpiece is super easy to make. The best part is that it’s great for decoration and dessert!

Supplies: Clear glass vase, artificial flowers, Easter colored M&M’s (yellows, purples, and pinks), Peep Easter Bunnies, and skewers or cake pop sticks

Directions:

  • Fill the bottom of your vase with M&M’s. Then add a row of white Peep Bunnies.
  • Continue to layer your M&M’s on top of each other in your designated color scheme until you have filled the vase.
  • Once you have arranged the candy the way you want it, add your artificial flowers.
  • Stick a couple of Peep Bunnies on your skewers or cake pop sticks and place them in the arrangement so that they are sticking up out of the flowers.

 

4. Strawberry cream mimosa

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This sparkly pink treat is perfect for an Easter brunch and is sure to match all of your Spring decor.

Ingredients: Fresh strawberries or raspberries, Sweet N’ Low, honey, half and half cream, and your favorite type of champagne

Directions:

  • Heat up your strawberries or raspberries on the stovetop until they come to a soupy consistency. Add Sweet N’ Low and a little honey to your fruit mixture.
  • Blend your mixture in a blender. Then pour your blended mixture into a fine mesh strainer to separate the juice from the seeds and the skin.  
  • Pour in half and half cream, stir, and pour your mixture into ice cube trays, and freeze until frozen.
  • Once cubes are frozen set out for about 5-10 minutes to let them soften.
  • Pour champagne halfway up the glass and add strawberry cream cubes. Enjoy!

 

5. Slow cooker pineapple glazed carrots

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For the perfect Easter side dish that adds a punch of flavor, try these pineapple glazed carrots.  

Ingredients: 2 lbs carrots peeled and sliced, 1 (540ml) can pineapple tidbits with juice (or about 2 cups), ½ cups brown sugar, 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar, ¾ tsp. salt, 2 tbsp. cornstarch

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl, combine pineapple with juice, sugar, vinegar, salt, and cornstarch until combined.
  • Add carrots to slow cooker. Pour pineapple over top and stir well.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours until tender. Serve.

 

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Your Guide To A Hassle Free Spring Staycation //wp.readers.com/blog/your-guide-to-a-hassle-free-spring-staycation/ //wp.readers.com/blog/your-guide-to-a-hassle-free-spring-staycation/#respond Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:12:10 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14261   Spring has arrived which has most of us itching to head for the beach. Unfortunately our busy schedules don’t always allow us to spring for those beach vacations. However, you don’t need to travel far and wide for a great spring vacation. Instead, try a staycation without all the hassle. Here is a five […]

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Spring has arrived which has most of us itching to head for the beach. Unfortunately our busy schedules don’t always allow us to spring for those beach vacations. However, you don’t need to travel far and wide for a great spring vacation. Instead, try a staycation without all the hassle. Here is a five day itinerary for a relaxing, budget-friendly spring staycation.

 

Day 1 | Morning: Breakfast in bed.
Destination: Go out for lunch at a restaurant or cafe.
Activity: Explore a local state or national park.
Eventing: Invite a few friends/neighbors over for a pitch-in dinner.

 

Day 2 | Morning: Begin your day with an easy yoga workout. These can be found on Youtube.
Destination: Treat yourself to a spa day by finding a place that offers   
packages on facials, massages, and access to a steam room.
Activity: Go antiquing at a local thrift/antique shop.
Evening: Host a game night.

 

Day 3 | Morning: Fix yourself a fancy cup of coffee and begin reading a new book or magazine.
Destination: Visit a local museum or art gallery.
Activity: Go out for a mani/pedi.
Evening: Attend a Wine and Canvas in your city.

 

Day 4 | Morning: Begin journaling.
Destination: Catch the matinee showing of a movie you’ve been wanting to see.
Activity: Flower shopping at a local nursery.
Evening: Invite friends over for a craft night.

 

Day 5 | Morning: Visit your local farmers market.
Destination: Browse a local bookstore.
Activity: Indulge in your favorite dessert.
Evening: Attend a play in your city or a city nearby.

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