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The Advantages Of Home Care

Home care in Atlanta is a service that provides individuals in need of assistance with the necessary care that allows them to continue living and enjoying the comfort of their own home. This type of care includes collaboration of professionals and informal support from family members, friends, and neighbors. When considering this type of care, you will likely have many questions. Some of the most frequently asked questions concern the benefits associated with home care. Here are some important advantages that you should consider.

The Comfort of Home
One of the most important benefits of home care is that it allows individuals to stay in the comfort of their own home. No one wants to leave home and special memories behind. From a favorite chair to the garden in the backyard, everyone has certain features that he or she would be devastated to part with. If you are considering home care and are unsure of whether or not it might be right for your loved one, then consider the advantage of being able to live and continue life in the house that this individual knows and loves.

Providing Personalized Concern
Another advantage of home care is that it provides individualized care for people. Your loved one will enjoy the benefits of one-on-one care tailored specifically for him or her. Your loved one will get the undivided attention of a caregiver who is specially trained to help. This professional will do everything possible to ensure that the individual is comfortable, healthy, and happy.

Offering Affordability
A professional caregiver’s services are not only high quality and dependable, they are also highly affordable. In fact, in many cases, allowing your loved one to stay at home under the supervision of a trained professional can be less expensive than many of the other services people commonly use to maintain the upkeep of their homes. This trend is especially true if you are able to find a care company that offers low rates without monthly or annual contracts. By considering these benefits, you can find a service that meets the needs of your loved one. From comfort to personalized care and support, home care in Atlanta is the best way to help your loved one continue to celebrate life.

Creepy Monster Cookies For Halloween

Photo credit: Pillsbury.com

Your Halloween treats don’t have to dent your budget this coming trick or treat time. You can always serve other treats that are home-made and easy to make too. If you have kids around, ask them to help you make this Creepy Monster Cookies from Pillsbury.com.

Here’s how you do it:

Heat oven to 350°F.
Grease a cookie sheet and place cookie dough rounds 2 inches apart.
Bake for 12 to 16 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
Let the cookies cool for 2 mins and remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
Use a medium microwavable bowl and microwave 1 cup of white vanilla baking chips uncovered on High for 45 seconds. Stir; if necessary, microwave in 15-second increments, stirring after each, until chips can be stirred smooth.
Let the mixture cool for 5 minutes. Stir in frosting until well blended.
Reserve 2 tablespoons of the frosting mixture to attach decorations.
Use any gel food colors to tint remaining frosting in desired colors.
Spoon each color of frosting into resealable food-storage plastic bag or icing bag with small hole.
Cut 1/2 inch off one corner of bag, and pipe on bottom of 1 cookie. Press another cookie, flat side down, on frosting at an angle, cookies touching on one side and about 1 inch apart on the other, to look like open mouth.

To decorate your cookie monsters:
Press the remaining white vanilla baking chips in frosting for teeth. Use reserved frosting mixture to attach eyes, using decorations as desired.
You can put any round candies for the eyes or whip some cream and use as big, googly eyes. You can also use big marshmallows for the eyes if you like.

Be creative and use whatever fancies you for the cookie decors.

Here are what you need:

Cookies:
1 package (16 oz) Pillsbury® Ready To Bake!™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies (24 cookies)
1 1/4 cups white vanilla baking chips
1 container ready-to-spread frosting (any white variety)
Gel food colors, if desired
Decorations, if desired
Red or black string licorice
Miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Large marshmallows
Candy-coated chocolate candies

Have fun making these creepy, chomping monsters for Halloween. The kids will love these yummy treats all made with love!

Special Occasion Gifts

People are more practical on their gift-giving this time due to the economic crisis. However, for some, it does not stop them from buying the perfect gifts for their loved-ones on special occasions like birthdays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Anniversaries. Some people would even go the extra mile to prepare for the occasion by doing their research. Some husbands would hit the internet for anniversary gifts for her and see special offers online. Other people would check around the malls to scout and prepare their budget for the nicest gift they can give their special someone.

My husband and I just celebrated our Anniversary last 11 January. It was our 15th year wedding anniversary. We did not have the normal gift-giving tradition of most people because of our tight budget. However, we did celebrate the occasion by having dinner with family which was a gift in itself. If you are going to ask me, of course, I was yearning for something tangible that I really fancy like a nice bag or iPad. I do not mind not getting any of my “secret dream gifts” from my husband but I am happy nonetheless for the gift of love.

Relaxing Time

I can’t stop talking about our trip back home this month. I’m just overflowing with glee! I am looking forward to have a real good time. On top of that, I am also welcoming the thought of a nice spa session inclusive of massage and the works. My friend recommended some massage therapy program online sites to check. Some of the sites give discounts when booking online. I have not checked the sites yet but will certainly do as soon as I finalize my budget.

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