Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Great Outdoors

The great outdoors. There's just nothing like being in the beauty of nature, to enjoy life without the sounds of honking horns and passing cars. Living on a ranch would be so incredible, to be out amid a babbling brook and look up to see an eagle flying by. Val Kilmer has a place like that, his Pecos River Ranch in Pecos, New Mexico. That sprawling spread is up for sale, and you can read about it and other ranches for sale by clicking the link. The pictures are stunning. How wonderful it would be to wake up in a place like that every morning.

Another gorgeous place currently available is a smaller spread in Carbon County, Montana. It's another picturesque property referred to as Black Bluffs on the Yellowstone River. You can learn about the property in detail and other
Land for sale at the website. The information provided by the site goes beyond the actual land, but includes the entire surroundings, including recreation, giving you plenty of information to consider as you search for your haven.

Fishing properties for sale are in abundance as well. True fisherman will love researching these prized places.

There's a newsletter you can sign up for to keep up to date on the listings as well as receiving tips on market trends and land ownership. If you're interested in breathing in with the great outdoors, click any of the links in the post and enjoy.

Dream Houses of a Miniature Kind

As a young girl, I loved dolls, and I had a bunch of them. I treasured them. I had Barbie dolls and big dolls. If it was a doll, I wanted it. I remember one year my father gave me grief over all the dolls I had, but what did he get me for Christmas? You got it -- another doll. As I grew up, my love for dolls continued. Anytime I traveled, I picked up a new doll. They are happy memories. Then I started buying some high quality and specialty dolls, like a couple of Marie Osmond's. Dolls make me happy. They're a fun delight.

Yet, amazingly as it sounds, I've never had a dollhouse of any kind. That seems almost unbelievable to me because it seems like such a natural thing to have. The idea of having a tiny miniature of life is something I always wanted but missed out on. That's why I've enjoyed looking at Zoolabees Dollhouse Miniatures so much. I keep imagining how I'd decorate it.

I'd want my dollhouse to be complete with everything that mirrors a real home: an office, living room, a patio, dollhouse nursery accessories, little dining room sets, and just everything that makes up a home. They have this cute little mahogany Carlton desk that I love. It would be the center of my miniature office. Then my bedroom would have their Hansson walnut night stands. I adore those and need at least two.

No home, big or small, would be complete without my beloved pets, so I naturally gravitated to the pet section. The first thing I'd get is the miniature beagle. Everyone knows I love beagles. I've been blessed with two in my life, so this is a natural. There's a pet bed available, too, and lots more to make sure my dream house includes my animal kingdom.

Perusing this site just takes me back to happy days, and it gives me a chance to dream about my perfect dream house.

Zoolabees makes me dream about good things. I love that!

Credit Cards Made Easy

Credit cards aren't necessarily the villains that people often play them out to be. Successful use and managing of credit cards actually improves our credit rating, and that rating controls our ability to get the house of our dreams or get that educational loan for our children.

The trick is often finding the right credit for you, and these days, Australians have plenty of credit card offers to choose from. Credit Card Application can assist Aussies in this process as they are one of the country's leading financial comparison websites. They have the latest credit card offers and can help you to compare each card to make sure that you get the card best matched for your financial needs. Among the companies compared are St. George credit cards, Westpac credit cards, and NAB credit cards.

Citibank credit cards are also featured on the website. One of the offers is a Citibank Gold Card with limits of $25,000 and up to 55 days interest free on retail purchases, which captured my attention. This card also gives the customer access to a free rewards program, free international travel insurance, and Qantas frequent flyer points. That works for me!

This site can make the credit card application a simple and painless process. Check it out!

Our Children Are Alive with the Sound of Music

Music is the joy of life. It fills our souls and expresses our hearts. It's a vital and moving way of communicating. Not only that, but music is just plain fun. Have you seen the classic musical, "The Sound of Music?" For the Von Trapp family, music enriched their lives in a visible and audible way. Their family re-awakened through the shared love of song.

Parents have a responsibility to make sure that music touches the lives of their children. In fact, they should encourage and nurture this in their offspring. It's not just the fun element, but music teaches. Kids of all ages learn from music, and the younger they are exposed to it, the better.

Child music education can help your child to progress positively through life. It's never too young to start. There are baby music classes available from newborn on up to age 7. This age is generally when your child would now definitely be enrolled in formal education and learning through your school's music system.

Child music class combine music and dance, with song and movement taught as one to help stimulate your child's learning processes. It's amazing what it can do, and it encourages family participation. What is learned in class can be carried over for the whole family to enjoy as you re-enforce what was covered in the class.

Music is joy, and you and your family are encouraged to check out the classes offered. You can even try one online to give you an idea of how the class operates. You don't have to be the Von Trapp Family Singers to benefit from this musical education. All you need to be is excited in having a unique opportunity to motivate your young children to grow from a fun and playful subject -- music!

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