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Feeding Children Cheap on Vacation

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Reviews & Rants, Travel | 1 comment

Feeding Children Cheap on Vacation

Maybe I went once or twice as a kid, but Golden Corral wasn’t at the top of our Favorite Restaurant list when we were growing up.  The first time I went to one as an adult was last year – on a trip – with kids. My mouth popped open as soon as I walked in.  I felt like as a child, I had been tricked – that this is really a land flowing with chocolate and cotton candy clouds & my mother didn’t take me here, because of all these wonderful things……… Truthfully, this utopia was in the Indiana...

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Spruce Up Your Furniture By Making It Look Older Than It Already Is!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Abode, Crafts, Decor, Gift Ideas, Various & Sundry | 0 comments

Spruce Up Your Furniture By Making It Look Older Than It Already Is!

Seriously, isn’t that a crazy idea?  It’s funny how we don’t do that to our face or bodies.  :)  The worn look is totally in, and it can be achieved quite easily.  It works to our advantage, too! This trick can even update un-stylish, worn out, or damaged furniture that doesn’t have much to offer in the way of uniqueness. What you need: Optional: Brown Paint (If you already have brown furniture, you won’t need this.  Also, it doesn’t matter what color this is.  It doesn’t have to be brown....

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Affresh: How to Disinfect your Washing Machine!

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Abode, Stupid Chores | 0 comments

Affresh: How to Disinfect your Washing Machine!

We don’t think about it, but because our washing machine is exposed to so much moisture & grime from our clothes, all those tiny holes can get build-up and residue inside.  After hearing about them in a commercial, I discovered there is such a product that will disinfect the machine.  The brand I bought at the store is called “Affresh” & I’d go on the record saying – it works. It’s a tablet that you toss in the machine – Normal Wash – HOT water. (obviously, no clothes…..) Things I...

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The Drummer’s Salt ‘n’ Pepper Shaker: “The Pump & Grind”

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Gift Ideas, Serving Ideas, Spices,Condiments & Garnishes | 0 comments

The Drummer’s Salt ‘n’ Pepper Shaker: “The Pump & Grind”

I know a woman that has collected salt & pepper shakers her entire life, and a lot of her collection is on display in the Museum of Salt & Pepper Shakers in Gatlinburg, TN.  (Yes, such a place exists. There’s a sister site in Spain.)  I have a feeling she would be quite bored with this variety.  They have a cool function, but they aren’t shaped like little “his & her” toilets. It impressed me, because I have a lot of Vic Firth Drumsticks, practice pads, and drumheads….. when I researched this...

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Edible Frosted Rose Petals

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Entertainment, Gift Ideas, Holidays & Special Occasions, Parties, Spices,Condiments & Garnishes, Sweets | 0 comments

Edible Frosted Rose Petals

Right up front, I want to tell you the reason I am blogging about this today.  If you decide to do this for Valentine’s Day, it’ll be too late to search for and/or order the petals. ****The only problem with this recipe that you will run into is acquiring ORGANIC ROSE petals.  (I hate it when I get to the end of an article, blog, recipe & I find out it requires something like “get a Cambodian goat to sit on it for 30 min.”  Then I have a ton of ingredients for nothing. ‘Want to know a secret?  I did try...

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Beans, Beans, They’re Good for Your Heart….

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Food, Health, Main Course & One Dish Meals, Sides | 2 comments

Beans, Beans, They’re Good for Your Heart….

Happy New Year!  ‘Wanna save money & be healthier? BEANS!  (Who cares about a little gas….)  Seriously, heart disease plagues Americans, and we all need to get serious about healthy proteins.  The bonus:  it’s inexpensive done this way. My momma’s been saying this for a long time in my adult life, but like all people, we don’t hear our momma the first time.  “Have you cooked some beans?”  “What about some dried beans?”  I finally talked to her about it & discovered a great...

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Technical Difficulties. This is a quick test!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Technical Difficulties.  This is a quick test!

This is a test to combat a problem with outgoing emails!  Disregard!

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Shelving Options for the Non-Handy

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Abode, Decor, Organization | 0 comments

Shelving Options for the Non-Handy

Yes, you can buy shelves from IKEA.  Yes, it’s a good idea to own a “level.”  Yes, the level is only useful if you know where it is right now. Yes, it usually takes two people to hang shelves…… No, they don’t have to be hung straight.  No, they don’t have to be grouped in identical sets.  No, they don’t even have to be made of traditional shelving material.  No, …. they don’t have to come in a box from IKEA or a store like it! I happened upon this interesting organizational...

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Ol’ Nuke’s Red Pepper Tea for Sinus Problems

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Beverages, Health | 0 comments

Ol’ Nuke’s Red Pepper Tea for Sinus Problems

For the last few months, it seems like most everyone I know has had to battle a “crud,” “funk” or sinus situation.  I was immune for a while, but didn’t get left out by this “lingering” nuisance.  I am feeling much better, but it has taken quite a bit of time!  Because of the holiday season, I had to buck up & fight it the old-fashioned way.  A sweet someone brewed me a pipin’ hot (and I mean hot) kettle of Red Pepper Tea and made sure I stayed put, and now I am on the mend!   Tips...

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A Pumpkin Pampering: Facial, Manicure, and Pedicure

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012 in Beauty, Health, Various & Sundry | 0 comments

A Pumpkin Pampering: Facial, Manicure, and Pedicure

As if I didn’t already love fall for its pumpkin flavors – - -I am enamoured with it even more!  The can of pumpkin has so many wonderful uses…… and now with a little discovery, the REAL THING is so versatile!  One Jack-O-Lantern project or recipe can give you a snack & some spa time! This one’s easy folks – pumpkin guts = moisturization mask!  Coat your face, rub in your cuticles, and massage your feet with it! Add honey or yogurt if you can’t stand the slime (They will make it more creamy)....

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