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{C}ute … #AtoZChallenge2014

Day #3 of the #AtoZChallenge2014

The Letter C

Hello Luv-lies,

I’m a true to heart dog Luv-vahhhhh


THIS is just downright Cute …..

cute and cuddly


Cute & Cuddly

*I’m ALL Smiles*

Tomorrow … The Letter ‘D’

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citi{B}ikeNYC… #AtoZChallenge2014

Day #2 of the #AtoZChallenge2014.

The Letter B

CitiBike NYC

What is CitiBike? You ask… (well, not if you’re a New Yorker)

Meet the Bike

Tell your couch you’ll be seeing a
lot less of each other. Both rugged
and easy-to-use, your Citi Bike was
built for simple, spontaneous trips
in the city so you can get around
town like never before.

“CitiBike is New York City’s bike sharing system. Intended to provide New Yorkers and visitors with an additional transportation option for getting around the city”. The thought is, since bike sharing is fun, efficient and convenient, why not give all who wish (or are brave enough) to cycle through the streets of New York City?



With thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations, CitiBike is available for use 24 hours a day, all year ’round.  The bikes can be rented from and then returned to any station in the system, creating an efficient network with many possible points and combinations of departure and arrival.

This little slice of nostalgia is sponsored by Citibank {title sponsor}, with MasterCard as the Preferred Payment Partner.  That’s right.  Payment is via plastic.  No need to carry a pocket full of change or a wallet full of bills.

Here are the stats a month after its May 2013 Launch.  ….. Not too shabby

citibike infograph

 * did you notice, in the fine print, that an average of 40 calories are burned for every mile biked*?

Look fashionable and burn calories, too?  I’m in.

 Over 14,600 PBSC bikes are used every day, across the globe. New York joins a growing list of cities offering bike sharing to its citizens and visitors. These include the Capital Bikeshare in Washington DC and Arlington VA, Hubway in Boston, Melbourne Bike Share in Melbourne, Australia and Bike Chattanooga in Chattanooga, TN.   Explore other cities with bike share programs with the PBSC system and take advantage of the opportunity to discover a new city on two wheels when you travel!



There’s loads more to learn about this ‘Fun in a work out’ …. but right after a spin through Central Park….

Tomorrow… The Letter ‘C’

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{A}romatherapy… #AtoZChallenge2014



Day #1 of the #AtoZChallenge2014.  Yeaaaaaa! *clapping hands & throwing confetti*   THE LETTER ‘A’!!!

Aromatherapy….  Hippocrates stated that “The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day.”

I should be so lucky!  Now I’ve had my share of massages, mannies and pedis.   And I thought that I had an Aromatherapy session or two thrown in.  However, after finding out that the true experience of Aromatherapy includes, not only a body especially of the face.  The massage is done with fragrant essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, and fruits because the use of aroma helps to enhance a feeling of well-being.

I’ll take one of those! Pleaaaaze…..

I find that my memory works better when I have a visual reference – I swear that it has something to do with the beauty of this ‘aging thing’ – *big smile*    So if you need the visual thing to help you, this visual is for us


aromatherapy works


The essential oils and water-based goodies are said to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual health and balance – I, for one, definitely need that!  Right?   These extracts make their way into the air we breath in when they’re used in massage oil, or added to bathwater.  These extracts sends message to a special area in the brain that are said to trigger physiological responses (e.g., eucalyptus relieves congestion, lavender promotes relaxation).

Want to have this experience in the privacy of your own home?  This great site serves up all of the DIY good-goods to make it happen


Aromatherapy bubble bath: DIY


P.S.  A great guide for new and seasoned aromatherapy users is the book “The Art of Aromatherapy: A guide to using essential oils for health and relaxation”.


P.S.S.  … Tomorrow, The Letter ‘B’