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This Whats New! page is our Chat Page! It's a quick posting of some of our latest pages at Best Pennywise Tips and sometimes just our thoughts or news stories that have caught our attention.

This is the quickest way to see at a glance What's New! when you drop in.

Or sign up for the blog and you'll receive news every time something is added. Lots of new projects are on the way.

(Some people wonder why we build a website and don't do a "blog", well, here's why. It's not only smarter, it's just a pennywise thing!

Happy New Year from All of us at Best Pennywise Tips!

January 2018

Lots of new things coming in 2018. Just getting back on my feet after my 3rd bout of cancer. Once again, by some miracle, I won! (with the help of an amazing medical team here in Kelowna and in Vancouver, B.C.  I am very grateful.

When you go through life altering experiences, you are altered and not just by surgery! Changes happen that open your eyes, or is it your heart and mind, not just to new things but to new possibilities. In fact, gaining a new outlook on life in not uncommon.

That's a Good Thing and what I call one of the blessings I have received going through these dramatic experiences.

This time, the cancer was just a few millimeters from spreading into the rest of my body. That's a very small amount of space. But it made a very big difference.

It has been a reminder to me of the premise of Best Pennywise Tips, that small things count. A few millimeters, a few words, a few thoughts, a small change of heart that never is small since when something alters in your mind or heart, the ripple effect makes it big. Like the Butterfly Effect, small changes reverberate throughout the Universe.

Still slowed down by my treatments, I am back to studying Alice and Ron's course, Content Cash Flow, part of their series at Elite Writer's Lab.

Wonder what PLR is and how you, too, could get started at a business you can work from home - no matter what your age is. Look here for PLR Business Start-Up Tips and follow our Make Money from Writing series here and then keep up with our Business Tip section; much more will be coming there.

And watch out for more pages as we delve into a new series on How To Rewrite Your Life (that's what I feel I am doing - again), starting with:

Cultivate A Gratitude Attitude, Add Gratitude Daily, and 5 Skills Increase Happiness.  They're part of our new series called Looking Back:Reflection & Gratitude. I think you're going to like it!

"Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today, and
creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melody Beattie

We're also working on a series about Meditation and another about Living Life To The Fullest, as well as sharing with you our ideas about How To Earn Extra Cash.

We're developing lots of FREE Reports on these and other topics to start you off on creating the Best Life Ever.

We looking forward to 2018, it's challenges and the rewards they bring.

We'd like to help bring rewards and happiness into your life, too, so please follow along.

Paris, you are in our hearts.

We've been busy working on some new projects. You'll love 30 Tips For Choosing Healthy Fats in Your Diet. Some great information and a few recipes I think you will like, too. It's almost wrapped up and ready to post.

It's been a hot (I mean HOT) summer here, sad to say with too much smoke from nearby forest fires in B.C. and across the border into the U.S. (we worry so much about - and are so thankful for - the firefighters) but now we are into Autumn with cooler nights and days that are warm enough to give soft hugs as their afternoon warmth rests on your shoulders. Eating up the last of the tomatoes, zucchini, and harvesting some grapes I've thrown in the freezer. We'll eat them frozen for snacks, throw them in breakfast green drinks and, if I feel like it, maybe make some juice...later. Loving watching the herbs still growing as we work on the next assignment, too.  

There's still quite a bit of work to finish 30 Self Improvement Tips but its progressing well, too. I think Tip #2 might be my favorite of them all - Create Daily Me Time.

Sounds so good, right? So hard to do. Fortunately I have a beautiful view from my deck (actually I can see some of it from my desk) so sometimes my Me Time is staring out the window  - or I slip outside to lean over the deck and enjoy the flowers, send Love Vibes to the birds (who mostly ignore me) and feast my eyes on the vista of mountains and lake just down the hill.

Okanagan Lake, now clear of smoke, is calm these days exuding peace and serenity. Just looking at it is a nice break.

While you're waiting for those Tips to be uploaded, why not take some Me Time for yourself and enjoy this video  that Steve (Fitness Training Goals) just recommended.

It IS cool!

Words and numbers...80/20 rule...you know...

"The 80/20 Rule

The 80/20 rule is a common ratio used to determine performance versus resources. It is a general assumption that we use 80% of our resources (time, money, skill) to achieve 20% of our performance. The opposite is also true – we use 20% of our resources to achieve 80% of our performance."

More on that in our upcoming time Management Ebook...yup, we're working on that for New Years resolution time!

Much more on that than just that little blurb on the 80/20 rule/ratio...fascinating stuff. 

So head over to YouTube now and investigate at VSauce before you come back and count the number of times I use the word "the".

And I'm not saying that quizzaciously.

Thanks, Steve!

Hypnosis Downloads: The Sould of a Shoe

Kindness - There is a lot of unkindness in this world. Sometimes because people just don't understand what life is like for another person.

"Be kinder is an audio hypnosis session developed by psychologists that will help you tap into the deep well of kindness and compassion that is your true heritage as a human person."

Because this is the real you.

Download Be kinder and nurture your own spirit.


Here's an article we've really enjoyed learning from lately. Mental health issues touch nearly every family in some way.

Two main points came across to me:

1. A reminder that not only does the person with the health issue need help, but the caregiver and family need support and assistance, too.

2. I like the practical plan they ended up with: If this is happening, then it's time to do this. I think this can be applied by many of us in our daily lives...if I'm getting cranky, maybe my life is out of balance and I need more sleep, a walk in the park, more nutritious food...

Here's the article from http://www.psmag.com/


Check out Julia's Etsy shop, Bannabelle, for new products and current sales.

We're truly inspired by Julia's creativity and work ethic that have helped her build a great business.


BananaBelle in Merritt, British Columbia

Julia Ahlin invited you to BananaBelle's event
I make hair accessories, wands, tiaras, tutus, fairy crowns, etc

Handmade Online Auction on now! Go check it out :-)

Tons of character inspired items

November 11 is Remembrance Day in Canada. With all the troubles in the world, we hear lots about Vets but I thought I would like to mention The Military Nurses of Canada. Yes, many of my Grandfathers, Uncles, and my Dad fought in the World Wars; some received medals for Valor, all deserved praise. But let's also think of others who served and be grateful for them.

My aunt, Alexandra Bury, helped compile the book, "The Military Nurses of Canada" (1995), a book that was written by her friend and fellow military nurse, Edith Landells. It tells the history of the many nurses who went over to Europe and Africa to serve when the call for help went out.

It wasn't always safe - they often lived and worked in tents near battlefields that were sometimes so close that shrapnel would fall through the tents. But the nursing sisters of Canada were valiant.

Brave women, one and all.  Thanks for your service. Thanks for the freedom.

A Concern For Everyone: CyberBullying

This is a super time to make some changes, add some even better beliefs, thoughts, actions and habits to our lives. We can make our Dreams come True!

Here's a first step:

Cyberbullying has been in the news a lot. It's something we must put a stop to as soon as possible. I'm sure you agree.

Here's something you can do with your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews...children cannot see this too much to have it imprinted on their minds. Does that sound scary? Imprint something on their minds? It takes many times of seeing something before we accept it as a do-able action or reaction. You DO want to set these action steps to deter - and un-imprint (new word :-) ) the nastiness that cyberbullying is - in the minds of children so they WILL follow these steps instead of falling into a mental trap. I just watched this and hope you will take the time today or very soon to show this to your children - and to learn the easy steps . It's as easy as playing hopscotch!

Here's the link:


Christmas in the Dark

Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope you, too, believe in miracles of every sort. Have a wonderful holiday time! Thanks for being our readers here at Best Pennywise Tips.

The last while I have been having a lot of hip problems so have not got done all that I wish here. Yesterday I spent quite a few hours uploading things for you and as I was about to save it, the power went out just for a split second and I lost everything. It also took out that black box that gives us HD TV but that is a small disappointment to losing the work I had done for you.

If you are still looking for some last minute gifts (maybe even for you) or are thinking about improving yourself and your life in 2014, you may like this special deal. I am an affiliate of Steve's but also an avid  user of his products. I must have a few dozen or more of his downloads. I personally use them - often listen to them last thing at night - but I also buy them to give as gifts. If you have someone far away sending an mp3 is a great way to send an instant gift and save postage at the same time.

Many people are stressed, you may be one of them, or wanting to improve themselves in some way but struggling. So check out this absolutely incredible deal. It's as close to a Giveaway as it could be.

You can choose from the largest set of life changing hypnosis recordings in the world. And they normally cost between $19.95 and $219.95 each.

For a very limited time, Dr. Steve is letting my readers grab ANY of his hypnosis recordings for just $1. (No, that’s not a typo) There's no code to use. Just load up your shopping cart and the discount will automatically reflect at checkout.

Steve has helped tens of thousands of people "rewire" their brain... forcing their mental and emotional challenges to slip away quietly in the night.

Use This Special Link And Save

PS - This means you can grab ANY and EVERY hypnosis recording, including Dr. Steve's world class Platinum and Triple Diamonds, for just a buck. You can also purchase recordings for family and friends for the holidays.

Plus each recording comes with a money back guarantee there's no risk.

Grab your recordings here

Thanks so much for all our readers - that's hundreds and hundreds of you - who have checked out Shelters International Disaster Response (SIDR). They still need help for the people in the Philippines!

Disaster In the Philippines - Typhoon Haiyan

Update on the Disaster in the Philippines and Typhoon Haiyan:

Here are the photos  from Shelters International Disaster Response (SIDR) in Haiti 2008.

Laura Allan and her team from B.C. Canada along with their volunteers from around the world are in preparation mode to head to the Philippines.

The team is now needing donations for the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan disaster 2013. I'm sure you've seen the pictures of the disaster in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. Here is a group of people who go out of their way to help those in need.

Read more here and see some photos of the SIDR team at work in Haiti 2008 here.

November 14, 2013 - Disaster In the Philippines - We've all heard about Typhoon Haiyan  and the desperate need of many thousands, or is it millions, of people in the Philippines.

I know you want to help. Let me tell you about one way you can help all the men, women and children affected by Typhoon Haiyan because maybe you're like me.

To me, it seems as if most people send money to massive Non-profits or NGOs (non-governmental organizations) but all too often the money gets spent on wages and not enough goes to the actual people or community in need. I like to donate to my church because I know they send aid world wide and it comes through donation and volunteer work. Not a lot of disaster aid response organizations are like that.

But today I found another one. In my local news, my local community. These people hit the ground running and just 'get to work' creating shelter for people as quickly as possible - and what's so amazing, is that they create these homes from found materials as much as possible. They don't wait for shipments to come in, they just get to work.

Now let me tell you the part that wrenches my heartstrings even more - they pay their own way and DO NOT take any pay. (I wish they would take a little) But they are all about service to others and helping as much as possible so the money goes straight to help the people who need it. True humanitarians.

Today I had the supreme pleasure of speaking with Laura Allan, president of Shelters International Disaster Response (SIDR) . SIDR has been quietly working for a number of years by going into communities stricken by disaster and helping to build safe shelters.

I was deeply impressed by her commitment to others and going what I call "the extra mile".

This is "Pennywise" thinking - using our resources (ourselves, our knowledge, our abilities) to help others even if it seems as if it's just in a small way. (That's if you call 400 wells, 600 permanent homes and 700 homes rehabilitated and more, 'a small way'.

The thing is "small things lead to great things".

To get more information or if you can donate or would like to volunteer, please go here. It will take you to their site where you can make a donation through Paypal. You'll find their contact information there, too.

Laura and her team are busy-busy-busy but I'm hoping someone might find a minute or two to send some photos for me to post on our Friends of Pennywise page.. So you keep posted to see if I've posted anything more about the efforts of SIDR helping in the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan disaster. 

Thanks to all!

Turning Everyday Dinners into Spooky Halloween Meals

Halloween is just around the corner! Here are few Spooky Halloween Meal Ideas!

What's your favorite?

Oozing Pasta Eyeballs?  Weiner Worms? Mummy Meatloaf?

Mashed Boo-tatoes

Black Bat Wings

Green Slime (Pea Soup)

Kitty Litter Casserole.(yuk)

Summer's over. Welcome To Fall!

Best Veggies 5 Ways

Just added: Two new Recipes

Quick Baba Ghanouj Dip

Easiest Meatless Meal

New recipes have been added over the Summer and into Fall. Hope you enjoy them!

Zesty Chicken Parmesan

Apple Squash Cream Soup

Barbecue Beef Stew

Pre-Work Out Snacks

Zucchini Pasta Sauce to help you make the most of this bountiful vegetable.

Apple Squares with Sauce The Brown Sugar sauce makes it extra yummy!

Summer Lemon Lime Fruit Juice Serve this anytime! Beautiful, delicious and good for you with all that fruit.

Asparagus with Pine Nuts

Check out these new articles you might be interested in.

Natural Insecticides

Water Safety

Internet Safety Tips

Family First Aid Kit

Home Remedies for Allergies

and a whole NEW section Business Tips featuring the first of a series of articles to help you run your full time, part time online or Work at home business.

LinkedIn Profile Tips show you how to set up a professional business profile. This is the profile that really matters.

Autumn Fruit Salad is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Easy to make - and good for you! Find the recipe here.

May 31, 2013

For Just A few Days - you can transform your life - and SAVE MONEY!

Here's a message from Mark:

"Every day, thousands of people give up smoking. And then, a few weeks, days or even hours later, they start again.

It's World No Tobacco Day today, so even more people will be attempting to quit. And that's why I've decided to take 25% off my hypnosis course 10 Steps to Being A Non-Smoker. I don't want people to stop smoking for a few miserable hours, but to quit forever.

The course is unique because you are encouraged to keep smoking until you feel ready to quit and it contains 10 hypnosis downloads which will work with your unconscious mind to stop you wanting to smoke.

There's also a download on Avoiding Weight Gain (in case you're worried about that) and one called Stay Stopped, if you need a boost once you've quit.

10 Steps to Being A Non-Smoker will be 25% off for the rest of the weekend. It's completely refundable, so if it doesn't work for you just let me know anytime within the next 3 months and you'll get your money back. We've had such success with this program that I'm happy to offer a full refund to give you peace of mind about buying from us."

This could be the single most important step you take to improve your health - not to say, your pocketbook.

Click on the banner below.

Stop smoking hypnosis

May 2013

With so much to cause concern and heartache worldwide, the last few weeks have been difficult. It's easy to feel stopped in your tracks but let's remember to be true to who "we" really are. Let nothing change your inner being - or let it only make you more steadfast in your desire to be good. Stick to your core beliefs.

Remember: "Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You're the only one who can stop you permanently." That wisdom comes fro Zig Ziglar.

If you find events overwhelming, please use any of the resources from my friends at Hypnosis Downloads.

April 2013 Latest Pages From April!

Cooking Hints - More old time tips and cooking hints- from the 1950's and 1960's

More Kitchen Hints - Can't have too many kitchen tips

Household Hints

Apricot Orange Ham - Perfect for Easter!

Raspberry Glaze Ham - Or you might want to try this one for Easter.

Hearty Beef Chowder - a family favorite and just so easy

Dilled Salmon Oat Patties - yummy with Tomato Cucumber Dill Sauce

Houseplant Care

Easy Winter Pot Roast - good for cool Spring days

Whole Wheat Breakfast Scones - for breakfast or brunch

Garlic Beansprout Beef Burgers - low cost

Apple Kidney Bean Salad - Red kidney beans are a Superfood

Feng Shui Sleep Tips - you'll sleep better

How To Recycle Crayons - make a sand candle

March 2013  - Whats New in March at Best Pennywise Tips!

More new Articles this month! Spring is here! And our thoughts, like yours, turn to ...composting and gardening.

Hope you enjoy these new articles.

Neck Exercises

Ye Olde Tips

Easy Toning Exercise

Improve Your Lawn

How To Make Compost

Ingredients For Composting - plus list of Accellerators

Composting Systems

Prevent Garden Pests

Planting Roses

March 12 2013 Still helping you save money with these new Best Pennywise Tips!

Save Money On Car

Learn To Save Money

Money Saving Ideas

We've been busy!  We're roaring in like a lion...when we're really just pussycats....but we have been busy this month already.

Check out new pages and you'll see Whats New! this month - and it's just the beginning.

Zucchini Pasta Bake

Slow Cooker Soup Recipes

Baking Soda Beauty Care

Rutabaga Apple Casserole

Kid Friendly Exercises

Kick A Bad Habit

Hardwood Floor Cleaning

Home Manicure Tips

Safe Household Cleaners

3 Insomnia Tips

Exercise for Weight Loss

Anti-Aging Natural Remedies

2 Day Slim Down

Family Budget

Spend Less

Gas Saving Tips

Save Money On Groceries

Save Money Tips

February 2013 - Whats New in February.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! So we've come up with 3 Cheesecake recipes for you and your sweetheart(s)! We're sure you'll love at least one of them.  There's Creamy Chilled Cheesecake (no-bake), Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake and Chocolate Mint Meringue Cheesecake. Click on these links or go to Recipe Index in the Nav Bar to find your way to them. Enjoy!

February - Whats New in the News.


TORONTO - Baby boomers may have dreams of spending their twilight years basking in the glow of good health, but a new poll suggests they'll have to work much harder to make that vision a reality.

The findings come in the Heart and Stroke Foundation's annual report on the health of Canadians, which opted to focus on the habits of one of the country's largest demographics.

The online survey found a noticeable disparity between people's perceptions of their own health and the reality of their medical situation.

While 80 per cent of survey respondents described themselves as healthy, the poll found details of the participants' health habits told a very different story.

Nearly 85 per cent of respondents did not eat the recommended number of fruits and vegetables per day, while more than 40 per cent fell short of ideal physical activity levels. A fifth of respondents described themselves as smokers, and 11 per cent suggested they were heavy drinkers...

...Such habits, the Heart and Stroke Foundation said, are setting survey participants up for years of disappointment.

Read the whole story to find out  why ""It's those small baby steps over a period of time that can lead to the success you need to gather for yourself," he said."

Read more at MakeHealthLast.ca.
Read it on Global News: Global News | Boomers who want healthy old age must work harder, poll suggests

Here's something you can do right now to improve your health:

Check out our Quit Smoking Program of Instant Downloads to begin your journey of 'baby steps' to improved health.

Would you rather be an ex-smoker that craves cigarettes - or a non-smoker who never gives them a thought?

January 2013

Almost the end of the month.

Here's a really easy and inexpensive (I mean, cheap!) family meal to prepare. This is a really basic recipe that you can add to if you want or choose any number of salads, soups or other side dishes to serve with it. Pasta is always such a favourite. I haven't added this to the recipe page yet - I wanted you to get it right away!

Zucchini Pasta Bake

2 zucchini, sliced
12 oz. tomato sauce
3 cups Rigatoni
6 oz. Mozzarella cheese, sliced
1 tsp olive oil
Handful of shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cook pasta according to package instruction, then set aside.

In a small saucepan, boil a small amount of water. Add zucchini and cook until tender. Grease a baking dish and layer 1/3 of the Rigatoni, tomato sauce, cheese and zucchini. Continue layering until you have three layers of each. Cover with shredded cheese and add a sprinkle of olive oil.

Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until cheese is melted.

That's it! Hope you enjoy Zucchini Pasta Bake.

Whats New! January 21st? New Motivation Tips are now up. Hope you like the new poster - and use it to help you stay inspired and motivated. Go out and look for the best you can be. Walk or run! Get your 5 extra tips at Motivation Tips today.

Whats New! in the New Year. January 2013

Happy New Year! May this be your best year ever!

We'll be adding Motivation Tips very soon!  But first...

...to help you get through the cold winter months, we've added a new recipe Fruit Rice Warm Up. It's gluten free, has no dairy and uses up left-over brown rice. I think you'll love it for breakfast on chilly mornings. Look for it in the Nav Bar on the left under Recipes.

December, 2012

That's right, we live on this Earth, but it's not always so easy. It takes courage and fortitude and focus to keep us heading in the direction we want to go.

Watch for new Motivation articles coming in the New Year to help you become the New You you choose to become in 2013.

In the meantime, hope you're having a wonderful holiday.

Whats New! for You?

Will 2013 be YOUR Year to make a change?

This just in..the Sale continues...

Special SiteSell Promotion

November, 2012

We're busy working on the next edition of Best Pennywise Tips (The magazine) but we have lots of new recipes and Christmas tips almost ready to go for you.

In the meantime, here's a yummy and easy meal that will fill and warm your family. Check out the new recipe from Elisabeth for Easy Cabbage Pork Stew - she served it once and it's a family favorite already. Your family will love it, too. Watch for the surprise ingredient. Thanks, Elisabeth!

Whats New - October 2012

Meet & Greet (with a Thank You gift) - my newest affiliate partner and he has given me a real treat for you...Tom Nicoli, a world renowned hypnotist and motivational speaker has put together three free downloads to help you reduce the stress in your life.

Tom has helped people in over 40 countries get their lives back on track. You may have seen him on Dateline NBC (that's where I first saw him) where he helped a pastry chef lose over 40 pounds.

For the next few days, he's agreed to let all my friends download these relaxation audios with no strings attached. It's truly free, no email list to join, no forms to fill out, just download and enjoy. Please visit: Tom today. This offer is only available for a short time.

(Tom is one of the best - and if you are looking for some stress relief or curious about hypnosis, don't delay - This really is a limited offer from Tom.Visit him right now to get the relaxation downloads.

Best Pennywise Tip? Did I mention, it's FREE! No strings attached - now that's a pennywise price we like.

Cornbread Muffins with real corn

Besides the yummy muffins made with real corn, you'll find a recipe for Honey Butter. People who liked this also liked: Pumpkin Breads

Friends of Pennywise

A place where we can share some of the activities and websites that we feel stand for all of what Pennywise means, which is:

Being Pennywise is to careful and diligent in the use of resources - your health, your family, your friends and your environment, time and money.

Halloween Clothespin Bats

A favorite children's Halloween craft that is fun and very inexpensive!

Pennywise Store - our product store of ebooks that we bring to you at the best pennywise prices we can find.

Cross Training for Fitness - this is something that Steve recommends that just might break you out of the exercise doldrums..

Just keeping it Fresh!

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