Prayer Is The Most Powerful Tool: My Constant Prayer Vigil For My Family And Others

I like to and been keeping my family in prayer for many, many years. And so I decided to step it up a pace this week by holding prayer vigils for them from time to time. I’ll set aside time, each and every day to pray for my family members at least for 10 to 15 minutes or more per person each one of my waking hours. The first hour I might pray for one member and the next hour another member and so forth and so on. So each waking hour I am praying for every last one of them. Also I might decide to turn away from my plate and fast for each one of them as well a few days a week. And of course while I am praying I am praying for my own relationship with them to be improved where it needs to be and to grow and blossom into something better and amazing everyday. If they ask me to pray for a need they have I do lift it up before the Most High.

The best part about all this praying is getting to witness answered prayers in their lives.

I have to tell you doing this feels so good and I know that the Most High hears me when I pray and I like knowing my prayers is like a blanket of protection of love and care for each individual.

Prayer is the most powerful tool on the face of the earth.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and reading my post today. 

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What I’ll Read This Fall & A Peek At My Latest Hobby Prepping Thingee’s

Two of My Latest Prepping Items are:

1. A collapsible 11 liter “Bucket” which is a portable folding water container to be used with my….

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2. Hand held portable “Camping Shower” kit.

The main reason I purchased these two items is for their convenience. It is so nice to know we will still be able to enjoy a steamy hot shower when the water is shut off for whatever reason. I like it because all we will have to do is fill a bucket with warm water and be able to take a nice shower in any situation.

The last time our water was shut off due to a water main break we had to go two days without running hot water and so we had to settle with splashing our selves down and using a water filled bucket while standing in the bathtub and while it did the job it just did not work for me at all. I have to tell you that there is nothing like a steamy shower. So I searched and found this thing and it is something I wish we had the last time we were without water but anyway next time we will be ready. Plus I like that it can be taken in the car on camping trips or for when the day the SHTF.

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Five Books On My To Read List For Fall are:

1. “What We Lose” by Zinzi Clemmons (this will be next)

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2. “There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love” by Kelsey Crowe

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3. “Henna House” by Nomi Eve (I will save this one for last)

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4. “Secret Daughter: A Novel” by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

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5. “First Love, Wild Love” by Madeline Baker (I’ve started reading now and it is hot!)

I tell you I fell in love with the idea of reading all five of these books after reading their reviews, the first few pages and the jackets of these books, not to mention how beautiful the cover looks on them. Don’t they look so amazing. So I could not resist.

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I hope you enjoyed this post.

Thanks so much for reading and stopping by my blog today!

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On Prepping For Hurricane Irma~ Getting Out Of Dodge! Get To Safety!

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I been watching the news and the weather channel on Hurricane Irma and they were saying that there are three (3) storms brewing at the same time now and heading for the Florida area. Also there was a massive earth quake Thursday night off the coast of southern Mexico and there are Tsunami warnings for the Pacific coasts of several Central American countries. It seems like since this total solar eclipse there have been nothing but serious happenings. First there’s hurricane Harvey and how it has brought Houston to nothing and now this earthquake while hurricane Irma and the other two that are brewing and on the way to touch down in Florida. I tell you this is so frightening!

Anyway I have opened my doors to family members that live in the Florida area that must evacuate. So my husband and I have been getting the guest room ready, comfortable and pretty. We also picked up a few extra groceries and snacks for them once they arrive.

I also just wanted to say this to people. Please don’t try to ride this storm out. Leave, get out and get to safety. Don’t play around with your life. These storms are dangerous and are killing people.

THREE THINGS TO DO

If you don’t do anything else but these three (3) things it’s better than having done nothing at all.

So if you haven’t done so start now! Don’t freeze up or panic.

#1. Gas up your vehicle! Or prepare and set up to hitch a RIDE out of dodge!

#2. Gather all your important documents like birth certificates, and what ever else and put them in some strong Ziploc plastic baggies and keep them with you. Also write in a small phone book or a piece of paper or notebook all your contacts in case you loose your cell phone and put it with your important papers.

#3. Get a strong back pack and pack it with small bottles of water, some non- perishable food, healthy snacks, a can opener, a flash light and batteries, a change of clothes, some cash and credit cards. Be sure to put it near the door or inside your get away vehicle.

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HERE’S A LIST OF IDEAS OF WHAT WE WOULD DO IF WE LIVED IN THE AREAS OF THAT MUST BE EVACUATED 

My husband and I already have a plan (we like to call it a bug out plan) for what we would do if we had to evacuate immediately. We plan so that we can live out of our vehicle for a few days if we have to and plan to have a place to end up at like either a hotel or to stay with a family member or a friend until things are somewhat back to normal again.

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#1. WE WELL PACK OUR VEHICLE

If we could gas up beforehand (we do it at the first sign of trouble) but if no time we would gas up on our way out. So we would load up our truck or SUV with the following items:

1. 3-5 days supply of water in gallons per person and a cooler with ice for drinks.

2. An extra container of gasoline.

3. Two large storage boxes/containers (those gallon sizes) filled mostly with all types of things such as:

In Box #1: Foods we like such as canned goods (don’t forget a can opener) fresh fruits, healthy snacks, plastic plates, plastic forks, spoons and napkins.

In Box #2: Utensils to cook with, a basic cook pot, a skillet, a crock pot, a camp cook stove and a box of cans of fuel to run the cook stove. Pot holders, dish towels, dish cloths, a small plastic container to wash dishes with. A water pitcher with a filter and small garbage bags.

4. Two suit cases packed with things such as:

Suit case #1: put our change of clothes per person, also an extra pair of shoes or boots or sneakers. Rain jackets, nighties, Pj’s, socks, hats and gloves.

Suit case #2: 1 Sheet set, 2 light blankets, personal items such as tooth brushes, tooth paste, floss, personal wipes, sanitary napkins or tampons, toilet paper, 2 towels, a few wash cloths, bars of soap, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, powder, lotion, oil, combs and brushes. All needed medications, first aid kits, nail clippers, reading glasses, a small sewing kit, bug and mosquito bite lotion.

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ALSO to bring

5. One or two good sleeping bags, a tent, large and small garbage bags, large pieces of card board (to cover the windows if we have to sleep in our vehicle) masking tape, scissors, small cutting knife, bug spray, small personal battery operated fan for summer or a propane heater for winter.

6. A portable generator with solar panel, small chargers for phones and ipad. Extra batteries, 2 flash lights and a led lantern. Water proof matches and a few small candles.

7. For entertainment: A box of cards, one or two board games, coloring books, markers, notebook, pens, a good book to read and a magazine, a lap top and a crochet kit.

8. Each one of us will have our own back pack with us up front with some individual snacks, a small water bottle, a non perishable food item, cell phone, I Pad, extra cash, couple of credit cards, any pain medicine, hand sanitizer, and a few personal items in them.

So it would not take us more then an hour to put these items all together and into our vehicle and having a check list always ready helps it run a little smoother.

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#2. SECURE THE HOME:

We bring in doors from the yard anything that can be flown into something. Board up the windows, close shutters and secure the house and hit the road.

#3 IF STAYING PUT:

But if we don’t have a mandatory evacuation to follow we would try to make sure that we have all the above things that are needed inside the house way beforehand. So keeping a full pantry at all times is a must for us.

ALWAYS HONING PREPPING SKILLS

That’s why honing ALL my prepping skills and leaning how to be prepared have been such a joy and so important to me. Although I like to make it a fun thing to do as I have turned prepping into one of my favorite hobbies. It’s like having insurance and peace of mind. So when I look at the people in the stores now on the news channels. They are all in mobs rushing around in fear and in a panic like state. Some are reduced to fighting each other and so are running around like “chickens with their heads cut off” for things they could have had already in their homes for emergencies such as this. They really don’t have to be out there with the rest of the unprepared folks therefore putting themselves in dangerous and uncomfortable situations. I tell you preppers don’t look so crazy now.

So when I see this panic going on now I just hope this storm will be the one to teach some a vital lesson of how important it is to be prepared somewhat.

I like the fact that I can relax a little better knowing we are all set if anything were to happen suddenly. We are stocked with gallons and gallons of water that we already purchased a long time ago. And we have ample amount of food, batteries, flash lights, fuel for cooking etc, if anything were to come our way. That’s why it’s always best to make a plan and be as resourceful as best you can.

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Just a reminder:

Be sure to fill the bathtubs with water and any extra buckets and pails you have around to use for flushing the toilet, because there may not be any water to flush. Also have a few basins set aside to put water in them to bathe each day.

As a last resort you may need to drink from this water from the tub you stored. If you can get a water pitcher with a filter that would help. Or else start filling up all the pitchers and clean bottles you have in the house to use for drinking water if you could not buy any water at all.

BE SAFE PEOPLE! MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU!

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There’s Nothing Like A Mother’s Heart: Piya Rangrezz

Okay you don’t want me to play games. I won’t. Neither you nor me. If you are calm now, then may I say something? Do me a favor? [Bhanwari Devi Singh]

No mom…. [Thakur Sher Singh]

I knew it. I knew you would say no.

She hasn’t been here for too long but your so madly in love with her. That you forgot your mother’s affection of 25 years. You must have heard this story………

A boy fell in love with a girl. The girl said “get me your mother’s heart.” The boy ripped his mother’s chest and took her heart out.

While returning he fell down. Do you know what the mother’s heart said? There was just one sound from his mother’s heart. “Dear, are you hurt?”

That is a mother’s heart.

You won’t understand. [Bhanwari Devi Singh]

~Bhanwari Devi Singh~ (Narayani Shastri)~

~Thakur Sher Singh~ (Gaurav S Bajaj)~

~Shraddha Sher Singh~ (Kritida Misthry)~

PIYA RANGREZZ

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Look Inside My Heart: Piya Rangrezz

 

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Initially, I had a doubt but…..

now I kind of know why girls are the reason behind poetry and war

compared to a girl everything in this world is bland and dull.

If you want you can look deep inside my heart and find love for you.

~Thakur Sher Singh~ (Gaurav S Bajaj)~

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~Shraddha Sher Singh~ (Kritida Misthry)~

PIYA RANGREZZ

~TINA TURNER~ Look Me In The Heart

 

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You Won’t Do What Your Father Did, No! Not My Son: Piya Rangrezz

Men shouldn’t care much about women

because a woman will show her true colors

and keep men under control.

And then she’ll do whatever pleases her.

….When I was newly married,

I was just like Shraddha.

I used to be timid and shy. But what could I do? I was a tad beautiful.

Your father used to diligently obey me.

That’s why I’m warning you.

Tell you what dear?

I’ll not let you do what your father did.

~Bhanwari Devi Singh~ (Narayani Shastri)~

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~Thakur Sher Singh~ (Gaurav S Bajaj)~

~Shraddha Sher Singh~ (Kritida Misthry)~

~PIYA RANGREZZ~

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Happy Total Solar Eclipse Everyone

I feel so fortunate to experience this amazing day!

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Why Shouldn’t It Be Me: Ek Veer KI Ardaas Veera

I was missing my old Hindi soap “Ek Veer Ki Ardaas Veera” and so I went back to reblog one of my favorite posts today.

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someone wants the license to adore you

to light the lamp and keep it burning just for you…

to stroke you and caress you and to ask the Lord please bless you

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someone wants to protect you from all harm

to be your umbrella through out the storm…

waiting impatiently for the sun to rise

so they can drown in your big brown eyes

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why shouldn’t it be me…..

~MAYA ANGELOU~

~ASHFORD & SIMPSON~

“Why Shouldn’t Be Me”

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I just love watching Ranvijay (Shivin Narang) and Gunjan’s (Farnaz Shetty) incredible loving relationship on Ek Veer KI Ardaas Veera.

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They both make such a beautiful, good looking couple and are so innocently and incredibly so cute together. Watching them being together makes you want to smile and tease, ooooh and aaaah at them all of the time, if…

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A Man Can Never Out Do A Woman! Sher-E-Punjab: Maharaja Ranjit Singh

I’ll run through you, that’s what I’ll do

And that’s from the heart

I won’t stop till the devil do us part….

~Toni Braxton~

No More Love”

You heard the saying “why can’t a woman be more like a man” by Henry Higgins from “My Fair Lady” well my step mom created the saying “A man can never out do a woman!” She used to say that to encourage another woman to know she was smart enough to use her innate talents to come out on top in the relationship. But in this case with Sada Kaur (Sonia Singh) I can see clearly what my step mom was trying to explain to me (back when I was very young, naive and had not a clue) but in a more negative way.

Sada Kaur (Sonia Singh) is the wife of Gurbaksh Singh Kanhaiya (Rumi Khan) and the mother of Mehtab Kaur (Tunisha Sharma) on life ok’s serial Sher-E-Punjab: Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Sada Kaur conspired against her own husband and thought she was being smart when she joined with his enemies to reach one goal. That goal was to see the destruction of the Sukerchakia Kingdom. She was so envious of the amazing and good friendship her husband had with Maha Singh (Shaleen Bhanot.) They were best friends from childhood.

So she joined hands with the wicked Saheb Singh Bhangi (Sidharth Vasudev) of the Bhangi Misl Kingdom and in secret conspired in various ways to destroy Maha Singh Sukerchakia (Shaleen Bhanot.)

There is an old saying “don’t cut off your nose to spite your face” well Sada Kaur did both, she cut off her nose and spite her face because in the end she had no idea of how ruthless Saheb was in that he secretly manipulated the war between the Sukerchakia and Kanhaiya kingdoms, prior to which there was peace between the two kingdoms. Saheb had her husband murdered during that war just at the point that Maha Singh and Gurbaksh Singh started to realize that there had been a conspiracy that caused them to fall out with each other and suffer the loss of their amazing friendship thru Abdullah Khan. The only good thing about it is that they both became friends again in the end.

At first no one ever knew what Sada Kaur was doing behind the scenes and what her role was in the conspiracy to the murder her own husband. She was smiling and grinning in everyone’s face and had them all fooled. She didn’t really know to how far Saheb was willing to go and she definitely didn’t want to see her husband die, it wasn’t in her plans, but this is what happens when you conspire with your own husbands enemies. How foolish is that?

And another thing is that Gurbaksh knew of his wife’s jealousy of his friendship with Maha and he was so angry that he attempted to put her away (divorce her) at one time but unfortunately he gave into Maha’s suggestion that they remain married.

Well I am sure if both Maha and Gurbaksh knew what a mistake they made in that decision because by keeping this venomous woman in their lives she turned out to be the cause of both their eventual deaths. I tell you there is nothing worse for a man then to have a poisonous, hateful and mean spirited woman for a wife. Someone who instead of supporting her husband is secretly undermining him.

And then her hatred for Ranjit (Damanpreet Singh) caused her to teach her daughter Metab (Tunisha Sharma) to despise her own husband Ranjit and was teaching her to be the same way with her husband. Her mother convinced her to hate Ranjit and she blamed him for her father’s death.

But thank goodness that Metab changed her ways later on and so did Sada Kaur in the end towards Ranjit. To be honest Metab really could not stay hard and against her husband Rajit because her love for him was greater and stronger than her hatred ever could be.

~Sher-E-Punjab: Maharaja Ranjit Singh Cast~

Sukerchakia Kingdom”

Shaleen Bhanot as Maha Singh Sukerchakia, the chief of Sukerchakia, and the Father of Ranjit Singh

Damanpreet Singh as Maharaja Ranjit Singh, (Lion of Punjab) the Son of Maha Singh Sukerchakia and Raj Kaur

Sneha Wagh as Raj Kaur, wife of Maha Singh and the Mother of Ranjit Singh

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Kanhaiya Kingdom”

Rumi Khan as Gurbaksh Singh Kanhaiya, the chief of Kanhaiya, and the Father of Mehtab Kaur

Sonia Singh as Sardarni Sada Kaur, wife of Gurbaksh Singh Kanhaiya, and the Mother of Mehtab Kaur

Tunisha Sharma as Mehtab Kaur, daughter of Gurbaksh Singh Kanhaiya and Sada Kaur, wife of Ranjit Singh

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Bhangi Misl Kingdom”

Sidharth Vasudev as Saheb Singh Bhangi, the chief of Bhangi Misl, and the Father of Gulaab Singh

Sparsh Srivastav as Gulaab Singh, the son of Saheb Singh Bhangi and Roop Saheb Singh

Parvati Sehgal as Roop Saheb Singh, wife of Saheb Singh Bhangi and the mother of Gulab Singh and the sister of Maha Singh Sukerchaki, and Aunt of Ranjit Singh

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Other Cast”

Chetan Pandit as Jai Singh Kanhaiya

Anuradha Patel as Mai Vajero

Hasan Zaidi as Abdullah Khan

Syed Aman Nian Sharma as Azisuddin

Akashdeep Saigal as Peer Muhammed

Vimarsh Roshan as Lakpat Rai

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~TONI BRAXTON~

” Just Be A Man About It”

(I love this apartment the way it looks is so pretty)

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Blissful Bedrooms* Blissful Home = Blissful Life*

IMAGINE…..as you slip into super soft jammies after a hot bubble bath or steamy shower, then to add some lavender aroma therapy to the bedroom, dim soft lights or candles, sitting beside a warm fire while listening to relaxing soft sleep inducing music like the sound of a water fall and then to sip on a glass of red wine just before reclining in a “Zero Gravity Massage Chair” before bedtime. Well that’s my idea of what a blissful bedroom contains.

First and foremost my idea of blissful bedrooms would entail them being clean and clutter free, warm and inviting with amenities galore.

Over the years I’ve given a lot of thought into what would make a bedroom a place you never want to leave. I guess that’s why I love watching those home decorating shows like “Love It Or List It. This is one of my favorite, most awesome home decoration, design and home buying shows on HGTV.

I love it when interior designer Hillary Farr says “Love It!” and then real estate broker David Visentin says “List It!” They are part of a team that works separately to help a family decide whether to keep their home once renovated by Hillary or to take the home shown to them on the market by David. I cannot help but feel anxious and wonder what the couple/family will decide to do.

I have to tell you that two of my favorite parts of the show is watching Hillary as her ideas work magic. She hits it on the nail as she tries to come up with an “in budget” plan as she makes hard decisions whether if all wishes can be granted or not for the family. Her renovation guy Eric and her decoration team work together to make sure the home is exquisitely decorated and as beautiful as possible to sway the home owner to keep their present home.

Hillary and David are both so amazing in how they make the show so very comical in watching how they compete and interact with each other, their staff and the couple/family. I am always having a good belly laugh throughout each entire episode.

It seems Hillary is always being given an inadequate budget and long list of necessary renovations that the house needs in order for the couple/family to want to keep their home.

In the end the couple is shown how the renovations have increased the value of their home and it helps them to decide even further whether they stay where they are or not.

So I enjoy taking the time to master the art of relaxation in the overall house but mainly in my bedrooms. Spending years experimenting and turning my bedrooms into full scale sanctuaries has been my goal and it does take a lot of thought and time to be able to do this. It also takes sacrifice and to have to forego things like vacations. So by having many “stay cations” so that this money can be used to upgrade and gradually turn ordinary bedrooms into sweet blissfulness. And I never buy everything from one store and it takes years to find just the right item to fit in a particular spot.

The quality of everything in the bedrooms has to be closest to the very best, it’s what I like to do. I like stocking the rooms with all sorts of amenities like having a small cute fridge in a closet or somewhere in the room and keep it full of some fruits, healthy snacks and cool drinks, also a tiny wine bar/table/tray area that doubles for an area for coffee/tea in the mornings.

So just imagine waking to the sound of birds chirping or a waterfall or some cozy music while all bundled up in comfy soft cozy sheets, quality heavenly pillows, the best of blankets, electric heating blankets, etcetera! etcetera! etcetera! Yeah having just the right type of amenities help make a room special in so many nice ways.

I see it all as a requirement and necessity in order to help relieve stress at the end of the day and help to be ready and equipped to deal with each new day and it’s challenges. Imagine little soft touches here and there to making your home life the best it can be. Sort of a small sanctuary, a little get away place from the world, a place to go when there’s a need to relax.

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Relaxing Sleep Music with Calming Waterfall Forest Sounds

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While vacations are very good and needed once or twice a year but I just don’t think we ought to have to wait for vacations in order to get the relaxation the body needs and the enjoyment that it brings. It’s the home that should and could be a place like no other place in the world.

There’s so much talk about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation but I’m one for cutting it to the chase. I think that if sitting in one of those Zero Gravity Massage chairs with heat or any kind of massage gadget could tune me out for a while and help my body relax more then this should be in a designated area in the home for quiet evening relaxation as needed. As it does the body and mind good. Some of these high quality massage chairs go as far as to not only just massage your back, legs, feet, neck, head and arms but some even massage your tippy tip toes and finger tips and that is so amazing.

A friend of mine is looking for a way to help improve their health issues and to address their pain just like me. And so I mentioned how nice it would be if we both could own and have one of those amazing zero gravity massage chairs in a designated bedroom. There would be no more of those sleepless nights! And the cost for that would be priceless!

Cozzia 16027 Zero Gravity Massage Chair Information

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Relaxology 5 Massage Chair Full Review

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Dream Massage Chair

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Fixer Upper or Move-In Ready – Love It or List It – HGTV

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3 Kids and a Nanny – Love It or List It – HGTV

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Very Relaxing 3 Hour Video of SMALL Waterfalls

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