Turkey hunting in the South!


I've seen this plant in my yard as long as I can remember.  The only thing I thought it was good for was for the rabbits to munch on.  Who knew there was more to this plant - it's an herb!  It's just a weed in my flower bed that I pull up and throw away but I'll certainly look at it differently now.  Check out the information on Plantain!


I love to knit, crochet and do other crafts.  I don't usually have a problem reading directions and creating the item.  Sometimes I can just look at it and figure it out.  However, I've come across a new technique that has me stumped!  It's called "Sashay".  It sounds and looks simple but I just can't grasp the concept.  Anyone ever worked with this material?  I've read and re-read the instructions.  I've watched instructional videos.  Still it just doesn't make sense to me. HELP!


Why You Feel Tired all the time - Thyroid Problems

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ONE TEST, MANY INTERPRETATIONS...Your thyroid gland plays a crucial role in regulating just about everything, including your heart rate, metabolism, muscles and mood. If your thyroid is underactive (hypothyroidism), it’s not making enough thyroid hormone, so your body starts pumping out extra thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which makes your TSH levels high. Insufficient amounts of thyroid hormone can cause symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, chills, and dry skin, hair and nails. On the other hand, when your thyroid is making too much thyroid hormone, you’ve got an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), which causes weight loss, insomnia and anxiety.


How Many Insect Parts and Rodent Hairs are Allowed in Your Food?

How about a little rat hair with your peanut butter? A fly head with your macaroni and cheese? Though it may sound disgusting, these things and other gross filth the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calls "natural contaminants" are indeed allowed and present in your food.


10 Tips to Keep Your Clothes Dryer Running Efficiently with Less Energy

Clothes dryers need to intake air from the inside of your home and exhaust heat and moisture to the outside in order to dry clothes.  Dirty lint trays and clogged dryer vents cost consumers millions each year.  Statistics state that there are over 15,000 dryer fires each year causing 15 deaths and $99 million in property damage.  Failure to clean is cited as the main cause of fires.  Add to these losses the energy costs of running the dryer over and over for the same load.  A dirty dryer vent can add $10-$25 to your energy bill each month.  By following a few simple steps, you can make your dryer safer and more efficient saving you time and money. Find our more at Factoidz.


How to Make Homemade Toothpaste

While it may sound like a complicated process, learning how to make your own natural homemade toothpaste couldn’t be easier.  Learn how at dkMommy Spot!


Fall is around the corner!

Fall is a great time of year for Acorn Squash.  This squash can be served for a holiday meal or a Sunday dinner. It's easy to cook, and goes well with any main dish.  Check out recipes and other great info at Old Fashioned Tips.


Kitty Litter Cake!

I'm a cat lover and I also like silly, unusual things so I had to share this.  This is a Kitty Litter Cake and you can find out how to make it by checking out this site... KITTY LITTER CAKE


5 New Uses for Milk!

As a child our mother always told us to drink our milk. As adults the doctors are always telling us we need more calcium. Milk’s not only good for you but here are 5 uses for milk that you might not have thought of.

1. Stain Pretreater
No use crying over spilled…wine. If you dribble some red on a shirt or dress, submerge the soiled part in whole milk, squeeze out the excess immediately, then launder as usual. (If the item is dry-clean only, leave it for the pros.)

2. Bath Soak
Add 1 cup of milk to a tub of warm water before you slip in to zone out. The lactic acid in milk softens skin –so it really does a body good!

3. Shoe Shine
Moisten a cloth with milk and buff dull patent leather back to gleaming glory – minus harsh polish fumes.

4. Burn Soother
Curling-iron mishap? Cover minor burns with a washcloth soaked in whole milk. The fat in the milk calms inflammation and helps skin heal.

5. Plant Rescuer
Mix 1 part milk with 9 parts water and spray on plants dotted with powdery mildew. Repeat weekly to keep leaves fungus-free.


31 Uses For Baking Soda

Baking soda can do a lot more than just sit in the back of the fridge. Try these easy tips and put baking soda to work in every room of your house!

1. Skip produce washes—just put some baking soda on a damp sponge, scrub and rinse.

2. Soak hair brushes and combs in a mixture of 1 teaspoon baking soda and a small amount of warm water. Rinse and dry.

3. Before you store your patio furniture for the season...SEE MORE HERE!


Why Don't You Throw That Stick?????

Ever felt like you weren't getting your point across????? Hey Mister!!!!!


Busting The Myth Of Organic Food

Organic food is 8 times more likely to have ecoli!!!!!   Busting The Myth Of Organic Food



It's time for critters to start crawling!!!!!
Found this bad boy hanging on the ceiling over the front door! "SHIVER"


Pearl Necklace

Went to a "Ladies Day Out" about a week ago and they had an Image Consultant there to talk to us and give us ideas of how to put ourselves together!  One of the things she said was the "chunky" necklaces were in fashion and a great piece for your wardrobe so I decided to create my own.  Here is my new accessory.  What do you think?  I need to start making more jewelry!!!!
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