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Thursday, September 11, 2008

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Winter will be here soon: save-a-dime, use this Quick Tip

You can smoke out air leaks.
You will need a stick of incense.
Lite it and as the stick starts to smolder, move it towards the edges of your windows and doors. If there is a draft, the smoke will be blown horizontally.
No draft, the smoke will rise normally.
If you find a draft get your caulk gun ready. Blocking these drafts will save you some dimes on your heating costs.

Quick tip for Starting a Compost Pile

To start your compost pile, you will need to dig a shallow hole 5' by 5 ' by 2'
Surrounded with cinder blocks or chicken wire, or you can buy a compost bin from your local Home Depot.
First layer: will be the brown layer, this should have leaves, branches,and twiggs.
Be careful and do not put diseased foliage in the pile, it could kill the plants on which you will use the compost on.
Next, add a layer of green grass clippings or plant clippings, you can also toss in left over vegetable food waste.
Now add water, until it is moist but not soaked.
You will want to chop up all large branches and evergreen boughs so they can break down faster.
Make sure you keep the compost moist and mixed with a pitchfork every week.
Keep a check on the temperature with a compost thermometer. It should be warm, @ 100 degrees. If the temp. drops, add more greens.
It can take anything from a month to a couple of years to turn your waste into compost. It depends on the types and quantities of materials used, the temperature, moisture, and amount of air in the mix.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mid-Week Melt Down

I kept it short due to my annual mid-week melt down. It's time for me to chill,
Hope to see you here tomorrow.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

“There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all”

Are you an E-Bay Shopper?

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They let you know how much things usually go for and what's currently on sale, so you don't end up overpaying when you make a purchase.
Just type in an item name, and they will do a price comparison on current and recent ebay listings.
I think this is a site to add to your favorites.

So you say you want to save gas?

Every one I talk to these days, say they want to save gas. They are spending too much of their budget on fuel! Everything I read says, that if we slow down, drop our speed to 55 miles per hour, that we will indeed save money on our fuel.
So will someone please tell me why it is that when you drive the 55 miles an hour to save money on you fuel cost, there is always some **** that either honks, or flips you unwelcome sign language.
I would be willing to bet these are the same people who say they are trying to save on on their fuel cost.
Do you know that driving 10 mph above 65 is like adding 74 cents to the price of a gallon of gas. If you slow down that 10 mph it will save you at least 180.00 in a year.
So the next time you're flying down the road and making unwanted sign language at people, PLEASE stop and think, this person may really be trying to reduce their fuel cost, and conserve energy, maybe they are just trying to

At Home Spa Treatment for your Lips

As we get older it seems we all have to exfoliate out skin to keep it soft and younger looking. I got this tip from a friend, you mix a single serving sugar packet with a bit of olive oil, then you rub it over your lips for about 60 seconds.
Take a damp facecloth and gently wipe the residue away.
It leaves you mouth feeling so soft.

I wonder how much a spa would charge for this treatment?


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Monday, September 8, 2008



1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today.'

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past,negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

14. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'

17. Forgive everyone for everything.

18. What other people think of you is none of your business.

19. GOD heals almost everything.

20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
23. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for __________.
Today I accomplished _________.

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.


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Did you know ?

Great news! We can save money by not hand washing the dishes. It saves you about $36.00 a year to use your dishwasher on full loads verses hand wash. If you have a Energy Star model, you may save as much as $42.oo a year.

So no more dish pan hands, just make sure you run a full load, when you turn on the dish washer.

Quick Beauty Tip

For all you girls out there, that wake up with puffy eyes like I do. Dr Wechshler says to keep your head elevated, use at least 2 pillows, and at dinner time cut back on the salty foods, like soy sauce and sushi. This will help all you men out there too.

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Did you Know?

When you leave a job, you have the right to take you medical coverage with you for 18 months.(COBRA)
The catch is that the premiums will increase up t0 102%.
All of which you must pay yourself. Believe it or not this is usually, still less money than taking out a policy with the same coverage on your own.
And if you haveif you keep the cobra preexisting conditions and find a new job within the 18 months the next employer can't deny you coverage on those conditions.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


What could be better than some beautiful blooming bulbs in your home to make the bleak winter days a little brighter?
October is the month to start potting your spring bulbs. Whether you are planting crocus, lily of the valley, hyacinths, daffodils, paper white narcissus, tulips, or iris, always use bulbs that are good-sized and of excellent quality. Never select a bulb that is soft or has started to sprout. The quality of the bulb is extremely important because it contains the food needed for the flowering plant to eventually grow. Remember it takes 12-16 weeks for a bulb to bloom. So if you want to give these flowering plants as Christmas gifts, you need to start to force them in September. Step 1:
. Plastic pots do not dry out as quickly as clay pots and are lighter. Place a stone or piece broken clay pot over the drainage hole to reduce soil loss. Soil should be a mix of sand (one part), peat moss (two parts), and garden loam (one part). Mix well and thoroughly dampen the soil. Add 5-10 teaspoons of soluble fertilizer to every quart of soil (if you plan to reuse bulbs). Never allow the bulbs to be in temperatures above 65 degrees
Step 2:
You can fit 3 hyacinth, 15 crocus, 6 daffodil, or 6 tulip bulbs in a pot with a 6" diameter. Never mix different varieties of bulbs in one pot. Plants bulbs with their pointed end up. The flat side of a tulip bulb, or any bulb with a flat side, should always be next to the rim of the pot. The largest leaf will appear from this side & give the plant a full look.
Step 3:
Adjust the soil so that top of bulbs will be level with the upper rim of the container Add soil to fill the container, but allow 1/4" space at the top so you can water easily. Water the bulbs well immediately after planting. Never allow the soil to dry out once the bulbs are planted.
Step 4:
Cold treatment for 12-15 weeks is necessary for the bulbs to bloom. Keep the pots at temperatures between 35-48 degrees. Never allow bulbs to freeze. Store bulb pots in unheated rooms, basements, garages, or refrigerators. When using a cold frame, be sure to open if outside temperatures reach 40 degrees. Cover pots placed outside with mulch to protect from frost. Cover pots placed in refrigerator with plastic bags with holes in them.
Step 5:
. Keep the following tips in mind for deciding when to bring the bulbs inside.
The longer plants are in cold storage, the taller they will be.
Bulbs kept in cold for less than 12 weeks will be small and may not bloom.
Bring plants in a few at a time for constant supply of flowering plants.
Bulbs with shoots 2-3" and roots coming out of drainage holes can be brought inside.
Place in bright cool (50-60 degrees) location and water well with 1/2 strength fertilizer.
Move to warmer spot (65-75 degrees) once leaves and buds appear.
Never place in direct sun.
Keep soil damp but do not over water.
When the blooms have died, bulbs can be thrown away or saved
You cannot force it a second time.
To reuse bulbs, dig them up once foliage has died back naturally
Plant immediately in your garden or store in a cool place for next year.
Forcing bulbs is difficult, but well worth the effort. Just think of how nice it will be in the dreary cold winter to have beautiful flower in your home.

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Sunday Morning Reflection...

There is pleasure in the pathless woods
There is a rapture on the lonely shore
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar
I love not man the less, but nature more"

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