Category: This and That

Garden Sunflowers Sunday

If you didn’t know, Sunflowers are my favorite flower. These beautiful flowers make the Summer and Fall seasons so lovely with their vast varieties. Did you know Sunflowers are the only flower with the word “flower” in it? I’m mainly leaving these for the birds and bees to enjoy this year but they are also a joy to cut and save seeds from for future planting or snacking. Enjoy the photos I’ve shared below.

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4 Ways To Make Friends in a New City

Studies have shown that moving is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. There’s the physical labor involved with packing all your belongings and moving them to a new abode. Then, there is the confusion that surrounds setting up new utilities and services. If you’re moving to a new city, there’s also the pressure of learning how to get around.

Many people become depressed after a move. Feelings of loneliness are common, since movers leave behind family and friends and often relocate to a place where there is not an existing support network. That makes building friendships one of the most important tasks for an individual to do after a move. Here are some of the best ways to accomplish that.

Join a Church

When looking for new friends, it’s helpful when there are shared values and beliefs. That’s usually what one finds when joining a church, synagogue, masque or religious community Kaukauna WI or elsewhere in the country. Many of these organizations also sponsor events that make meeting people easy.

Get a Dog

Dogs make great companions, but they also help their owners make friends. Being out with a dog increases the chance others will greet you and strike up conversation. Walking your dog in the park also is a great way to meet fellow pet owners.

Throw a Party

If you’re new to a neighborhood, the best way to introduce yourself is to throw a housewarming party. Personally invite each of your neighbors, and use the event as an opportunity to let them get to know you.

Visit the Coffee Shop

Cafes and coffee shops are great places to have conversations, so start frequenting the one nearest you. Don’t be afraid to engage others in discussion. Oftentimes, coffee shops display flyers promoting local groups and upcoming events, and those offer another venue to meet new friends.

Moving to a new city can be daunting, but it doesn’t need to be depressing. Use these tips to help you make new friends.

Coraline is Back in Theaters Tomorrow on August 24th! + Release and Special Giveaway!

Autumn is right around the corner and with that, I’m excited to share that one of our favorite spooky movies “Coraline” will be shown at participating theaters one night only (August 24th), and is being made available in a new Blu-ray/DVD on Aug 31st!

You can find tickets for this film at or participating box offices. There will also be exclusive bonus content about the creative process behind the film.

Aside from Coraline, The Boxtrolls will also be available in stores and online as of August 31st. There will be lots of amazing bonus features that aren’t to be missed. You can pre-order Coraline right now on Amazon! The value of the Blu-ray/DVD combo is $22.98 which is a real steal!

Win it!-

Three (3) winners will receive a copy of Coraline on Blu-ray/DVD. Open to US only. Ends 9/19.

To enter just comment something you enjoy doing during the Fall and a link to somewhere you have shared this post.