BearableScents

The other website leading to our online store, BearableScents, is not up and running yet. If you need something specific, please just email me. Have a favorite Scent, dry skin, but allergic to Corn Oil? Whatever your circumstances are, just let us know and we will custom make your products.
Cherie@bearablescent.com

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Contact Me w/ Bear Mail

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Home is Security and Comfort

Back From Iraq

Back From Iraq

You can see the relief of being finally Home from Iraq

as you can see in this picture of my Son Chris Mansfield as he gives two of his Sisters a long awaited hug.


Home can have a different meaning as many times as there are days a week. Some days drama, some days solitude, but in all ways everyday should be security and comfort.

Depending on what phase of your life you are in, may put a determination on “which” structure you call Home, but when you need to feel safe that is where you find it.

H- Healing =repairing both Emotionally & Physically

O – Oasis = A place for refilling or refuge

M – Memories = The best thing you can give your Children is  memories

E – Escape =  A place of retreat to hide away from Everything

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A new must see movie

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10 Father’s Day Celebration Ideas

Father’s Day is coming up and that means it’s time to do what Dad wants to do! Make sure the Dad in your life feels appreciated and loved on his day. Whether it’s a family BBQ, a day at the golf course or maybe just a relaxing day of whatever Dad chooses, here are 10 ideas to help make this Father’s Day great.

1. Surprise Adventure- Plan a daytrip to one of his favorite places or somewhere he’s always wanted to check out. Leave little hints like “pack your swimsuit” or “bring your golf clubs” then head out for the day!
2. Backyard BBQ- Nothing is as fun as a great BBQ with all Dad’s favorite foods and his favorite people, his family! Put together a menu of his favorites and bring out the boce ball. If your Dad likes to be the grill master, let him show off his grilling greatness. Otherwise, give Dad the day off. Plan a family friendly game of croquet, badmitten or boce ball. Check out this delicious double cheddar cheese burger recipe.
3. Dad’s Day Out- If your Dad loves to hit the links, set up a tee-time for him and few friends and let him enjoy this Father’s Day playing a round of golf at his favorite course. If possible, arrange to have a lunch with his favorite frosty beverage pre-paid for him at the 19th hole.
4. Father’s Day Olympics- For those sport loving, competive natured dads, plan a day of “Olympic” style events like a relay race, water ballon toss, and strong man competition! You can even make gold, silver and bronze medals to bestow upon the top three athletes of the day.
5. Breakfast in Bed- Let Dad sleep in and bring him a delicious breakfast in bed. Everyone can help prepare the meal. Take a look at some of these breakfast recipes for inspiration.
6. A Show of Appreciation- Put on a show for Dad! Each family member can act out their favorite thing about Dad. If he has a good sense of humor, think of it as a light hearted “roast” for him. Or, you can let each person present their gift to Dad and let him know how much you appreciate him. For craft ideas check PurpleTrail’s homemade Father’s Day gift ideas.
7. Family Photo- If the whole family is celebrating, why not seize the opportunity to update your family photos! Take several shots in various poses to capture the moment. Utilize a tripod so everyone can be included in the picture.
8. Car wash- Suprise Dad by getting the gang together to wash his car inside and out. He’ll be happy to cross it off his “to-do” list!
9. Game Tournement- If the weather is less than desirable and your celebration is indoors, pull out the family’s favorite board games. Games like charades or card games are also fun for everyone!
10. Picnic in the Park- Plan a gathering at your favorite local park or lake front. If combining your celebration with other families, coordinate a potluck with a few favorites for each of the Dad’s.

The most important thing is to let your Dad know what he means to you. If it’s by way of a simple card or a big party, just make sure to let him know you appreciate him. Afterall, without our dad’s, we wouldn’t be here! Happy Father’s Day!

PurpleTrail Free Evite Site with tons of Extras

PurpleTrail Free Evite Site with tons of Extras

Do you have a Birthday, Wedding or even a Graduation Event coming up? Do you know what kind of Theme you want to use, or have games in mind to play? Want a one of a kind Customized Invitation? Then you need to head over to PurpleTrail, there you will find Hundreds of Invitaions, or you can create one from Scratch. Find Games, Theme ideas, Menu hints and much much more. To make PurpleTrail even better? It’s Free, and No you won’t be bombarded by a bunch of Pop up Ads either. You do have the option of upgrading your membership. But with the Free version you still have hundreds of options available to you like, Up to 75 quest invitation Memory. You can send up to 500 Invitations out a Month!! Have a special meeting at work, A Church Function coming up, or even schedule a Golf Game for Dad on Father’s Day with a bunch of his friends. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Purple Trail

Purple Trail

My Maiden Voyage

Time to take the bull by the horns and get started, SOMEWHERE. I have sat and pondered, questioned, searched and asked for the where, what, when and how to get started in the blogging world. Well here I am world, watch out here I come.  I am sure that as time goes on, I will find  something or someway to get organized to do things better. Especially since organization is one of my better qualities… NOT!!! I have what my Mother called , “A grasshopper mind”. Yes, oh so true, especially now. I have Multiple Sclerosis and the part of my brain containing cognitive areas,.. well let’s just say, I am sure a lesion or two has found it’s way there. I know most of mine are in the base of my skull at the top of my spine. (This is why, the Dr’s say, that I have so much pain. They say it is because all of the nerves run through this area and that is why I am in constant pain. But, this will be an issue we will chat about at a later date. See there I go hopping around all over the place already. Well, once you get to know me, you will be able to read into my hopping habits. My hope for these writings will be a combination of venues. First, I hope that they will have a therapeutic means for myself  along with my readers. I believe that humor helps us all heal even when we don’t know that is what we are doing. Secondly, I hope this will lead to a means of Information. I have been through many hills and valleys in my life and have been exposed to a vast amount of information.  By no way am I saying I have all the answers, but I usually will have an opinion on something and I am certainly well versed in using search engines to find just about anything.  I also intend on using this to share new experiences or products I have tried. I want to share a true an honest opinion with everyone as I explore new things. If we don’t continue to learn and grow, we become stagnant. We all know what happens to still, stagnant waters, phewy. And you get covered in green slime and get mosquito larvae in some pretty disgusting places. Yuck, who wants that?  Lastly, I also want this to be driven by suggestion. DO you want to know about the quality of an item, truth in an advertisement,  believability of  a description or just flat out have a question you want to get opinions from. This is my driving statement along with my intentions. All this done through a light hearted look at life in what could sometimes be called through rose colored glasses. In contrast, times can be tough and there will be no way to candy coat it.  But even the nastiest tasting things can be tolerated with lots of sugar.

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