NEW YORK TIMES, ARE YOU WORKING FOR THE TERRORISTS OR WHAT?

When information was leaked this week concerning the bombing in Manchester, England, leave it to an American newspaper to be the first to make money from the deaths of children!  I am ashamed and disgusted with the New York Times and whoever made the decision to publish confidential information pertaining to the bombing.

And I sincerely apologize to Manchester and all of England for their unscrupulous decision.  Manchester and England, we support you here in America and we grieve with you! Please do not let one erroneous decision block out the fact that we are family.  And family stands with each other during good times and during the unthinkable one.  Please know there is no death with those who know Jesus Christ! Only an untimely separation between you and your loved ones. For your children and loved ones are royalty within the Kingdom of Heaven, waiting on the day when you will be together again!

But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” Matthew 19:14

Americans; the war on terrorism is just as important as winning World War II was, and standing with our allies is even more necessary today.  How an American publication could publish the items of the bombing, almost seems like they are aiding the terrorists rather than protecting our own country of America and her allies.  Americans need to step up and stop this ridiculous “make money at all costs” mentality of American media outlets.  They are only hurting America and our allies.

Theses media outlets release themselves of all responsibilities, because sitting on a fat pile of money softens their conscious.  We know where their brains are located! And if another act of terrorism occurs harming more innocent, because they alerted them and the terrorists were able to relocate operations,  then the media outlets can stuff their ears with the money.  Thus, muffling the cries of the innocent’s dying.

Yes, money makes all decisions right.  Or do they?

Aren’t you sick of our media outlets yet, America! I am!  The truth and ethics are too far from their reach, so they grab what makes them big bucks instead.

How long will we allow American media outlets to make harmful decisions which affect our country, our allies, and even the future of our children?

Well, the decision to support these outlets by watching, buying, or advertising with them is up to you.

I made mine years ago.

 

God Bless You!

God Bless America, England, and Manchester!

HOW TO KEEP YOUR KID’S BRAINS FROM TURNING TO MUSH THIS SUMMER!

YES! During the summer it is easier to hand your child a mobile device or send them to summer camps.  But what if you can make summer fun while helping them to learn?  Not only will you be the coolest parent around, but the other parents might be envious of your new talent.  And the family budget will be happy too, because you are not paying for the expensive camps, gas to take them there, and the other little expenses which always seem to show up.

Want to know what I am talking about?

I am talking about Steve Spangler science! His science is so cool that I wish I had been able to have Steve as my science teacher in school.  As a matter of fact when I go to see my grandkids this summer, I am taking some of his experiments with me.

Coolest Grandma ever!

Steve Spangler Science is also a great gift to give, when your kids are attending those summer birthday parties.  You can even host your own summer camp with Steve Spangler Science. Get some of the moms and dads together for a neighborhood science camp which you can do in the morning or at night when everyone is home.  And then end the week with a neighborhood cookout! A great way for people to come together.

If you don’t believe me, check out Steve for yourself at the links below. And I have included a flash sale that you will know about ahead of time!

Click Here to Learn About Stem Camp Summer Camp!

Ignite the spark of science and creativity in your child with a subscription to the Spangler Science Club. Join today and you’ll receive Steve Spangler’s most amazing hands-on science experiments and STEM challenges delivered to your door each month. Choose from 3 levels of membership.

These two items are special flash sales May 27 – May 28.  Now you know ahead of time!

25% Off Bubble Blast at Steve Spangler Science! Explore the science of bubbles as you learn how to make a bubble bounce on your hand. The secret is a bouncing bubble glove. Learn how to make your own  .

ARE YOU READY FOR SUMMER AND A HEALTHY NEW YOU?

Since I have started the site One Retail Therapy and the blog Retail Annie, I decided to begin trying the products to make sure I want them on the site.  For me with chronic acute asthma, exercise can be difficult at times and all I can do is gentle yoga poses.  Well, with my 55th birthday coming up, I am over weight with high blood pressure and cholesterol.  Dropping 20 lbs would be ideal for me.  So I went to my IDEAL SHAPE AFFILIATE, and have started drinking their shakes.  They are yummy!

I have tried some of the other weight loss companies “craving buster” shakes and they literally gag me.  The overload of artificial sweetener taste lingered in my mouth. And, because of the amount of artificial sweetener they use, I ended up with stomach cramps. Which made my ulcerative colitis pretty mad.

Maybe I better back up and explain a few things.  For the past 25 years I have had an auto immune disease called Wegeners or GPA.  I was only diagnosed approximately 15 years ago.  This disease causes other diseases in your body to develop through inflammation.  So, I have chronic acute Asthma, Wegeners, Lupus, Ulcerative Colitis, and Arthritis in my hands and feet.  My nose structure is now one of my rib bones, built because of the deterioration of the tissue and bone, from before I was diagnosed. So I am not so sure about taking a before picture for you, but I will try to find the courage.

After hearing of the treatments for Wegeners, I decided to embark on my own path.  I now combine Western, Eastern, and Homeopathy, and it works for me. As you can imagine, trying anything new for me is always questionable. Which translates into I am even more skeptical than the skeptics!

When Ideal Shape became one of the stores on One Retail Therapy, I started reading and studying them. I like Lindsey and how she approaches weight loss and health.  The more I read from her, the more I am impressed.  So I finally decided to start with her shakes, figuring it would be the true test with just one taste for me.  To my own surprise they were delicious! And my ulcerative colitis even likes them.

I have started Ideal Shape’s program slowly, with one shake at lunch.  No hunger pangs or cravings of any kind.  When it is time for dinner, I have noticed that my portions are smaller and I am satisfied. Oh yes, the most important part, I am losing weight.

So if you are looking for a way to lose weight and start getting healthy again, I whole heartedly recommend Ideal Shape! 

Breast Cancer, Giving Back (It Is What We All Should Do!)

My own mother passed away over fifteen years ago from breast cancer.  I watched as the mighty woman of 4’11 and 1/2 inches tall, whither away to a minuscule 40 lbs when she died.  The 1/2 inches I added onto to her height, is because she would always add it when asked how tall she was.

Dynamite does come in small packages! But, not even dynamite can beat man’s chemo.

Cancer does not discriminate between gender, race, or even age.  It can ravage the body of a child while the parents stand by watching helplessly.  My own prayer list for healing seems to get longer every day with the word cancer beside each name.  And I am always looking for ways to help or give back whenever I can.

One of my favorite ways to give back to various organizations is to buy from those companies who give a portion of their profits back to communities, and different disease/cure funds.  I recently bought a red  iPhone from Apple because part of my purchase price goes to help fight AIDS. Would I have bought the phone without the charity? No.  I would have waited until my other phone disintegrated first.

One word of warning…Do not give your money to just any organization that comes along.  Sadly a lot of them use the non-profit status and charity to pay themselves six figure salaries.  With only 10% of the money going to their named charity.  You can google the web and find out who gives what and how much before sending your money!

My affiliate WPEngine sent out a recent email concerning giving to Avon’s Walk for Breast Cancer.  Here is the email with the links should you care to give.


Hi Joni,

One of WP Engine’s core values is “Aspiring to Lead, Committed to Give Back.” Today we are taking a step back from our normal promotional email and give back to a charity within our community. Our friends at Affiliate Summit are leading a team in the Avon39, raising money to power breast cancer research and fund programs that support those with breast cancer.

The WP Engine team is donating to the cause and we are hoping you will join in as well. To donate, go to affiliatemarketersgiveback.com and help Missy Ward & Shawn Collins reach their team donation goals. You can also help out by spreading the good word through your social media channels.

Suggested tweet:
Help @affiliatesummit raise money for @avon39walk. Donations power breast cancer research & treatment goo.gl/bNqHsy Please donate!

Thanks for your support!
The WP Engine Affiliate Team


I pray you will find time to check out their links and give to a worthy cause.

God Bless You!

LAS VEGAS GIVEAWAY! (AND IT IS HEALTHY)

Who would not love a free trip to Las Vegas?  My affiliate partner Love With Food is giving away a trip for four plus $8,000.00 in prizes and you have to enter by May 15.  They are calling it, Besties’ Las Vegas Giveaway.  If you want to enter with out reading the rest of the story, here is the link.

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<a target=”_blank” href=”http://shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=410820&m=53869&u=1324097&afftrack=“>Enter the Besties’ Las Vegas Getaway Sweepstakes!</a>

Love With Food is an amazing company, who donates a portion of their proceeds to fight hunger in America and the world.  Two organizations they support are Feeding America and Global Food Banking Network.  And a company who gives back is my kind of company!

The company is a monthly box subscription business, but they have subscriptions as low as $7.99 a month.  And their products are snacks! Healthy, all natural, organic, and gluten free varieties of snacks! To me this is a dream come true.

When you are grocery shopping and you come to the part of snacks for your family, what aisle do you head to first.  Chips, cookies, or maybe even the frozen ice cream section?  We want to feed our family good healthy snacks for fuel, but if we have never tried them, we are unsure what to pick out.  With Love With Food, we get to find out what they like without having to venture into the grocery store!  I like the idea!

So after you enter the Las Vegas Giveaway, check out their products for your family’s healthier lifestyle.

<a target=”_blank” href=”http://shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=410820&m=53869&u=1324097&afftrack=“>Enter the Besties’ Las Vegas Getaway Sweepstakes!</a>

God Bless You!

Love Remains

Easter weekend quickly approaches and some will be focused on the cross, and some on the chocolate bunnies.  I will be focused on Jesus and my new year with Him.  In case you don’t understand, I believe my new year to be Easter Sunday not January 1.  I do celebrate the changing of the yearly number, but it is more important to me to celebrate the changing of my soul each year.

We go through so much in a year.  Joys, sorrows, struggles, miracles; you name it, we humans experience it.  So I like to think of Good Friday as the day Jesus takes my past year to the middle of hell and leaves all the bad stuff there.  My brat ways, my control freak persona, my self-centered absorption, unkind words thought and said, and anything else along those lines.  Then Jesus brings back the better side of me, especially my heart.  And on Easter Sunday, I start a new Christian year!

HE IS RISEN INDEED!

Humans die, kingdom don’t last, fads fade away, countries rise and fall because nothing stays the same.  We are all evolving.  The one who has never changed and will never change is Jesus.  Love remains!

This year why not start a new year with me?  No resolutions or fad diets required.  Just the love of Jesus Christ in your life to share with others!

Love Remains by the Scott Family is the perfect video to explain how I feel.  Like I have said before, if I could sing, I would sing for you.  But I want to protect your ears!

I pray this music blesses you the way it blessed my heart!

 

I Am The One Woman Show!

If you are like me, you are a “one woman show” for your business.  Which means you have to cover all the bases like advertising, web site design and promotions; along with managing and writing for  Face Book pages, Blogs, and Websites. Some days it can be over whelming but when you are on a shoe string budget, you have no choice.  And because promoting on the internet is ever-changing; i.e. Google, I have to stay up to date on what is happening.   

I received an email about a webinar which I will be attending and thought I should pass the information to those of you, one man and one woman shows out there.

Here is the email…

Hi Joni,

Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is fundamentally changing the way in which site owners deliver experiences on mobile and the landscape of mobile SEO. If you’re a site owner, marketer, developer, or SEO expert, join us for a must see webinar presented by Yoast SEO’s Joost de Valk and WP Engine’s David Vogelpohl.

The AMP landscape is drastically changing, so don’t miss this opportunity to get the inside scoop and stay ahead of the curve as you think about your future SEO and mobile strategy.

You’ll learn:

  • What is AMP and why it matters
  • The controversy behind AMP
  • Considerations for implementing AMP in WordPress
  • Details on deploying AMP in your WordPress environments

Webinar details:

  • When: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 1:00 pm CDT (2:00 pm EDT/11:00 am PDT / 18:00 UTC/GMT)
  • Who: Site owners, Marketers, SEOs, Developers
  • Experience level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Duration: 1 hour (includes Q&A)

There it is one more thing I need to learn and learn well to keep my websites, blogs, and Facebook pages current in the promotion game of the internet.

Here is the link to sign up.  I always set the alarm on my phone to remind me of important webinars. Hope you will join me! GOD BLESS YOU!

AMP for WordPress – WP Engine Webinar with Yoast SEO