Sunday, July 30, 2017

Have you checked out Get Waisted yet?

Remember when I told you about how awesome Get Waisted is? Maybe this will refresh your memory...
A post shared by Morissa Schwartz: Entrepreneur (@morissa_schwartz) on

Well, now I am curious as to who has checked them out. Share your pics with me!

And if you haven't checked them out yet and are unsure what I a talking's a refresher:  I love Get Waisted...the unfannypack fannypacks!

They come in four designer colors (I have three out of the four, but more on that later)

They are versatile. Jog with them. Do yoga. Explore. Travel!

Puppies dig them too!

Hidden compartments (you 007, you).

So yeah, they are pretty awesome.

I recently began using them...check out how that turned out...

So be sure to check out Get Waisted in a store near youonline, and on social media. Because they are blowing up! They are practical, smart, and perfect for any lifestyle.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Top 4 Benefits Of Adding Indoor Water Features

As an interior landscaper, you most likely appreciate the positive impact the introduction of plants has when they are brought indoors. However, there are other aspects of nature that you can bring indoors such as a water body. A brook or an artificial river can help create a relaxed summer day.

Some water features are extravagantly elaborate while others are simple; some require ample space and planning and other need a simple installation approach, but all are easy to manage if you have the right equipment. You can work with different water features depending on the available space and the effect your clients want.

If the space is big, consider working with layered fountains, atriums large ponds, or foyers. As for small rooms such as the office or even hallways, table tabletop fountains or simple wall fountain will work best. Irrespective of what you are working with, adding water bodies in indoor spaces has several benefits such as:

  1. Relaxation

The sight and sound of moving water create a calming, relaxing effect. We stay in environments that have different stressors, be it at the work place of at home. Building water features in such spaces can help lower the stress levels, increasing morale and therein productivity.

The sound of moving water is a gentle white noise that can help block out other distracting or disturbing sounds thus increasing concentration levels. This moving water can be created from a traditional water feature or one like these from Placing such water features in the hallways and waiting areas can also help lower anxiety levels; such installation can work best in medical clinics’ waiting areas to make visits more pleasing for patients.

  1. Negative Ions

Moving water generates negative ions, and these are, according to WebMD, beneficial to your overall health. The air around running water is full of negative ions that are often depleted in places such as the offices and rooms with ACs and electronic appliances. WebMD highlighted something that the Research Director at Center for Applied Cognitive Sciences in Charlotte, Pierce J. Howard.

Pierce is also the author of The Owner Manual For The Brain – Everyday Applications From Mind Brain Research. He suggests that negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to and in the brain leading to lower cases of drowsiness and higher levels of alertness and higher mental energy. He also suggests that the negative ions help fight germs in the air that playing a role in reduces cases of breathing complications such as coughing, sneezing and other allergies caused by inhaling tiny particles.

WebMD further suggests negative ion can increase serotonin levels. Serotonin is a chemical in manufactured in the body to help manage moods. The negative ions can help people feel better physically and mentally by triggering an increased production of serotonin. Thus features with moving water can contribute to increased amounts of negative ions indoors.

  1. Humidity

Installing water features in rooms can help improve the indoor humidity. The moving water raises that humidity levels, which is essential especially for places that experience controlled room temperatures that are managed by ACs or central heating units. The increased humidity makes it comfortable to stay in spaces for both people and any indoor plants.

  1. Visual Stimulation

Visual stimulation is also another thing that is associated with indoor water features. So, as an indoor landscaper, you will also add to the aesthetics of the room décor when you add water features along with indoor plants. So, consider educating your clients of the benefits of these features such as having a fountain surrounded by several orchids, a wall fountain with stately tree framing, or a large fountain surrounded by tropical greens.

Using plants to accompany the water features will enhance the overall effects of installing these in indoor spaces.

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This morning I went running...and it started raining. Talk about a cool down! A lot of people take issue with the rain and hate getting caught in it, but I have to agree with the Pina Colada song....getting caught in the rain can be fun.
Now, if you too run in the dark, here's a great product for you.

Special For Running to run in dark

Very convenient for Cycling Small bag, high capacity

Sunday, July 23, 2017


I really like the quote, "Build a life you don't need a vacation from." It's like my dad always says, "Work. Play." It's all about the balance!

Check out this sponsored program that touts that just three hours of your day can make you more than your 9 to 5 job. "This is where the business world is turning, this is opportunity to be apart of it and do more with your life."

Friday, July 21, 2017

Home Improvement Influencers you should be Following

The influencers listed below take great pride in being engaged with their followers, are great at providing useful information for all sorts of home improvement tasks and showing off the results of the projects they undertake themselves.

Wit & Delight

Kate Arends’ blog called Wit & Delight is a platform for her to display her own unique sense of style in home decor. With 3.1 million followers since its inception in 2008, this site is a truly influential destination.

HoneyComb Home

Roxanne Kwiecinske’s HoneyComb Home blog is the product of its creator’s interest in and exposure to interior design education. The motivation behind this enterprise is to help visitors wake up their space and become inspired by Roxanne’s own endeavours in home decor.

Bless’er House

This site is the work of DIY expert, mom and wife Lauren Shaver. The blog itself is replete with budget-friendly tips for achieving beautiful home decor results. Lauren’s own projects and undertakings are regularly featured on the site.

With a great selection of outdoor arts and ideas for the garden space, this site is well worth taking a look at. There are some very interesting ideas and projects here and we’d suggest you take a look.

Refresh Restyle

The brainchild of Debbie Westbooks, this site is a curated collection of winning home improvement projects everyone can enjoy. Projects are featured on a daily basis and the site’s Inspiration Monday” is a highlight for regular visitors who never fail to find new ideas and the design guidance they seek.

Domestic Imperfection

This endeavor is the creation of Ashley and her DIY-pro spouse, both of whom enjoy spreading the word about the projects they do. With more than 320,000 unique views per month, this site creates the ideal mix of practical and style-savvy guidance for those interested in taking their interior spaces to the next level.

Vintage Revivals

In her blog Vintage Revivals, home decor and DIY maven Mandi Gubler provides exciting insights into her comprehensive renovation projects. This blog also has an appealing, interactive style which welcomes visitors to submit photos of completed DIY endeavors in their own homes. The result is an inspirational guide to revamping complete spaces in which everyone can delight.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Number One Way To Relax In Your Backyard

I know so many people who spend countless amounts of money on meditation and massages. They say that it helps them relax. I have found a much more cost-effective way of relaxing and it is through the serenity of backyard fountains. If you think you need a large open backyard for a fountain, you would be mistaken. If you have a small patio, you can still enjoy a table top fountain. You would be surprised at how soothing the sound of bubbling water can be after a hard day!

If you have ever considered the purchase of a fountain, the following tips are going to help you make the best choice for your home.

There is a wide selection of fountains on the market with varying prices and materials. You will find fountains constructed of bamboo, copper, rock, fiberglass, and resin. It is important that the fountain you choose is going to be able to withstand the natural elements over time. Here is a wide selection from

In addition, do not feel as though you have to spend a lot of money on a fountain. If you are handy and creative, you can make your own fountain! All you need are a few containers and a pump. There are many tutorials online that will guide you through the process. With a little creativity and plumbing work, you will have a fountain to be proud of! Just be sure that you follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions for the best results.

If you are looking for a fountain that is going to be truly cost-effective and environmentally-friendly, a solar powered version would be the best choice. While no fountain is going to break the bank on utility cost, this will save you some, and who is ever going to complain about saving money?

To keep your fountain running for years, there is a certain amount of maintenance that must be done. As the water is recirculated, it will evaporate over time. With this in mind, it is essential to keep the water level to prevent damage to the pump. In addition, it is best to add an algae treatment to the water to prevent growth and buildup which can damage your fountain. In colder environments, it is best to drain your fountain and bring it indoors.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017


What's your favorite season? Mine is undoubtedly summer. As I write this, I sit on the deck outside, enjoying the heat and mosquitos...okay maybe not the mosquitos, but I do love the summer.

Nexals is a digital networking app with a unique advantage over paper business cards as changes to a user’s contact details are pushed to their entire network, eliminating the need for the user to update their network individually. Users can create business cards with details including name, title, company, phone (work, mobile), e-mail and office addresses and social media profiles. Each card has unique QR and ID identifiers which users can provide their colleagues in order to exchange details. Nexals also enables users to digitize their contacts’ paper business cards via a card scanning feature from within the app. 

Download link:

Monday, July 17, 2017

Vick Strizheus

I’m going through this - it’s pure awesome! 
Wanted to share it with you too...

Vick Strizheus, one of internet top entrepreneurs just Released a training called ‘7-steps to results’.

It’s an actual step-by-step guide that shows you how to s

He’s giving that away right now 100% no cost.

You can grab it here:

I really, highly recommend checking it out. It’s great!
tart generating income online that anybody can actually Follow and understand.

Friday, July 14, 2017


"She walked into my office like a centipede missing 98 legs."

That cracks me up every time...does anyone else find it as funny as me? 

If you like to laugh like I do, check out today for hilarious satirical news!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Top 10 Books

A great Top 10 Books Podcast on Happy Hour with Dorval and Jarvis with GenZ founder, Morissa Schwartz.

What are your top 10?

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Great Kickstarter

I came across this Kickstarter today by a guy who devoted his life to help the homeless and mentor those with autism. I was curious, so I got in touch with him. Last year, at 38, he had a heart attack, with 10 years left to live. His dedication to bring people together to help one another is truly inspiring. He’s raising money to build a horse ranch to help families with autistic children. Where he is also creating a website focusing on encouraging others to help one another. He’s got my full support. You should give him yours too.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Prime Day Deal

Did I mention how much I love Prime Day? Aaand as an added bonus it is also 7/ favorite holiday- Slurpees for all!

And here's another cool buy for you...

Smart Night Light With Battery – Sunrise Simulator Alarm Clock | Motion Sensing | Rechargeable Battery Operated Night Light , comes to life when it detects or senses motion.turn the light on or off based upon motion, as well as the level of brightness. The sensor detects motion in the direct environment and works best in dark environments / night time. Simply get out of bed and the light will come on, no more searching for the switch!

Check it out on Amazon: 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Prime Day!

Who's ready for Prime Day? I know I am...As a big shopper, you know that that is kind of like the start of the Christmas season for me!

And now here is a special I am really looking forward to...

Special Offer for Prime Day!
Jul 11, 2017 8:05 AM PDT - Jul 11, 2017 2:05 PM PDT

OneOdio Professional DJ headphones, don't miss it, especially for DJ or music lovers! 
Deal Price: $43.19 Quantity for Deal:500 This is the main content. this is our official website. Thank you.

TBL Author Q&A Series: Morissa Schwartz

“This is one in a series of brief interviews with a diverse array of writers, editors, and other industry professionals. Check back over the coming months for more!”

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Read it only on TBL.



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The Get Waisted Feature

You folks know about me and my fanny packs...

But you know, fanny packs are not always the most practical.  That is why I like Get Waisted...the unfannypack fannypacks!

So now here are some reasons these rule...

They come in four designer colors (I have three out of the four, but more on that later)

They are versatile. Jog with them. Do yoga. Explore. Travel!

Puppies dig them too!

Hidden compartments (you 007, you).

So yeah, they are pretty awesome.

I recently began using them...check out how that turned out...

So be sure to check out Get Waisted in a store near you, online, and on social media. Because they are blowing up! They are practical, smart, and perfect for any lifestyle.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

My Get Waisted Review

My Get Waisted Review You know me as a fannypack fan...well check out this Get Waisted review.

Books are Worth It!

Books are Worth It! There is nothing more valuable than a book...and here's why. For some great indie books, check out:

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Poppies Part 2!

Do you remember when right around my birthday I got myself some awesome birthday gifts from Pretty Poppies Vintage? And what a great birthday present it was. 

Well, guess what...Pretty Poppies Vintage has ALL NEW products. And they are awesome!!!

Like this egghead...


This bag (I call dibs on this one)...

And this beaded headdress...

And she has hundreds of other amazing, one-of-a-kind things. You better go to her site fast, before I beat you to it and buy it all (I mean it; save me...I have no control when it comes to buying her items! Haha).

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Middlesex County Fair 2017

Visit the Middlesex County Fair!

Monday August 7, 2017 at 6:00 National Anthem


“Morissa Schwartz has been singing the national anthem at the fair for the past twelve years, but she has been visiting the fair since early childhood. It is a highlight for her every year. You may have seen Morissa singing on MTV, in the Guinness Book of World Records for the World’s Longest Chain of Bracelets (bracelets that won at the fair’s arts contest before becoming part of the record), or read her work for Entertainment Weekly. She is a digital entrepreneur and owner of GenZ Publishing. She is also currently earning her doctorate in literature from Drew University…”

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Gypsy Jewelry

If you love Gypsy jewelry and accessories, plus want to support a local community of disabled artists, I have the perfect shop for you! Gypsy Stars RVA from Richmond, Virginia sells handcrafted bows, headbands and jewelry handmade with love by adults with autism. The store is a great creative outlet for these artists that also helps them build their confidence and self-esteem, so by shopping here you will not only get some beautiful accessories for your collection, but you'll also support an amazing community. Every piece they make comes on a custom Gypsy Stars RVA card or in a custom box ready to gift. Check it out here.

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