Dry skin isn't usually serious, but it looks ugly and is infuriating. But before you go running to the dermatologist, here are 10 tips from LifeScript to try at home.


Cervical cancer, once the leading cause of death in American women, is now a preventable disease. Yet many women neglect their cervical health until it’s too late. In time for Cervical Health Awareness Month, LifeScript answers 10 common questions about the disease. Plus, test your women’s health IQ with our quiz…

In 1950, the development and use of the Pap smear was a milestone in women’s health. The test became a routine part of women’s preventive care, and cervical cancer deaths plunged almost 75% between 1955 and 1970. Yet nobody knew what caused cervical cancer.

Now we do. With the discovery of Human papillomavirus (HPV) as the main cause of cervical cancer, the fight is on to squash the disease.

Cervical cancer can be prevented or cured in most cases when caught early. So it’s crucial for women to get the facts. Get all the facts at LifeScript.

Wordless Wednesday

Me and some of my pals...Everybody loves a clown!


Free Sample

Get your Free Sample of Kaboom Scrub Free Toilet Bowl System

Things that make ya go "Hummmmm"

'lollipop' is the longest word typed with your right hand. (Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)


Make Something Monday

Tissue Box Cover


Wordless Wednesday

Participant of the Polar Bear Plunge in our area!!!???


7 Places


Mom Time in '09 entry

What is it that you do (did) to take time for yourself? Well....about 26 years ago, when I had 2 rambunctious, inquisitive kids at home, I would escape to the bathroom and close and lock the door! (sometime the only ME time I could get) LOL I also took a long soakie bath with candles and music (used to muffle the little voices at the door wanting to know what I was doing and to ask hundreds of questions). Advice to the younger moms...TAKE THE TIME!... it doesn't make you a bad mom for wanting to be away from the kids so don't fall into the guilt trap. A good mom knows when she needs ME time. It will make her a better mom. Been There, Done That...didn't get a T-shirt but wouldn't change anything.

Check with Go Graham Go and Jolly Mom for more Mom Time in '09 fun and giveaways.

Make Something Monday

OK...so I'm unemployed and, after a few weeks to catch up on stuff around the house, I now have too much time on my hands. Here is my "Stuff": I made another cap (ball cap style), a dish cloth (shape of a star and the middle is made of plastic shopping bags and creates a "scrubby", and last but not least a decorative scarf (only about 2 inches wide and I've woven ribbon thru the spaces). I love creating with my hands but it doesn't pay the bills. I gotta find a job! LOL Enjoy!


Tip from Heloise

Cleaning Washing Machine Interior

If you notice a residue buildup, left from detergents or hard-water minerals, you can remove them by filling the washer with hot water and pouring in a gallon of cheap white or apple cider vinegar. Run it through one complete cycle and it should be gone. Do this only periodically, so you don't damage the interior surface.



Make Something Monday

Valentine's Day is fast approaching so you need to get busy and get all those cards made. Here is one of mine!

Sisterhood in the blogosphere!

In my short time of being part of the blogosphere I have come across many great blogs and nice people.

Felicia at Go Graham Go (also known as my daughter) has bestowed the Sisterhood award upon me. The Sisterhood award is inspired by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and was created by Diana to be given to your best bloggy girlfriend(s). You give them the award to thank them for their special friendship.
I now bestow the "Sisterhood" award upon:

Jenny of Petalz and Finz
Spotted Cow Soaps
Darlene of Mommy's Gibble Gabbles
Karen over at Karen & Gerard Zemek

Now go check my "Sisters" out.


Recycle Fun

Is it just me or are plastic shopping bags like rabbits...they seem to multiply over night!!!!! At least that's the way it is at my house. In a discussion about this fact one day, a friend commented that his mother crocheted the plastic shopping bags into hats. I was intrigued so I started searching for information and came up with several ideas to keep these pesky items out of the landfill.

Market Bag
Dog Bed

I have found several sites that show hats but have been unable to find the patterns. If you know of other crafty ideas for plastic shopping bags let me know.


Weight-Loss Tips???

Was your New Year's Resolution to loose weight? I know I'm the only one that struggles with weight issues...right? LOL I've tried many things to loose weight but I've recently come across some truly unusual weight-loss tips.

One such tip involves the...Toothpaste Diet!!!! Excuse me, but does anyone else find this "Weird"?

No, they don’t suggest that you have to suck down tubes of toothpaste. Rather they say that the minty fresh paste can help you stick to your diet.

If portion control is your dieting downfall, and you can’t resist your favorite goodies, they suggest that you brush your teeth with mint-flavored toothpaste after your meal.

Supposedly this will tell your brain the meal’s over and if you’re tempted to take another bite, they claim that most food doesn't taste good with a mouth full of cool mint flavor. Plus, the slick feeling of clean teeth is supposed to be enough to keep you from wanting to chow down some more.

I'm sure your dentist, and the toothpaste manufacturers, will thank you. If nothing else, brushing your teeth after meals is good dental hygiene.

They also suggest that if you don't have a toothbrush and toothpaste on hand every time you eat, or if you feel a snack attack coming on, you should reach for sugarless mint gum instead.

I'm not sure this is the diet for me but it couldn't hurt the dental bill! Show me those "pearly whites" and slim down?! LOL

Shop Handmade

I know there are a lot of really crafty people out there and many of you sell your handmade items on Etsy. I came across another site that allows you to sell your handmade items and they claim that it's FEE-FREE!

Go to Shop Handmade and let me know what you think.


Something To Think About

External Hard Drive Giveaway

WOW! Head over to The Dirty Shirt and enter to win this awesome Seagate FreeAgent Xtreme External Hard Drive!

Here is some information on this external hard drive:

Sleek, big-capacity desktop storage with blazingly fast data transfer With its huge capacity and the fastest file transfer speeds today, the Seagate® FreeAgent™ XTreme storage solution helps you easily safeguard all your photos, music, videos, and documents and access them with maximum performance. Included, easy-to-use software helps keep your information safe and private with automatic data backup and encryption of your important files and folders. Environmentally smart utilities help save energy by putting your FreeAgent drive in sleep mode once it has been idle for 15 minutes. And you can take advantage of its flexibility to lie on its side or stand upright to maximize your workspace. Contest ends January 31 so hurry.

Twitter Users Beware!

Scammers targeting Twitter users.

Scammers are flocking to the bird land of Twitter to phish for Twitter user's Login ID and Password from their users via a fake email with a link. Fortunately, Twitter is aware of the phishing attempt and it is under control. Twitter has caught the phishing scheme which was being circulated through DMs (Direct Messages). Once clicking on the link in the phish email, you get redirected to a fake Twitter login page that grabs your password on the blog.

With millions of Twitter users, it's a heaven for scammers and hackers to deceive unsuspected users of their Twitter account information. Stolen Twitter ID could be use by those scammers to fraud other Twitter users or maybe to commit crime. For more details!

Fabulous Handbag Giveaway

Win this beautiful "Mod Avocado Handbag" by GirlyGirlBags. Head over to Designs by Vanessa to enter. Ends January 18th so hurry.

Make Something Monday

NOTE: If you use the pattern I found that using the G hook creates a hat for a child. I suggest that you use either an H or I for an adult hat.


Goody Green Bag Give-a-way

Goody Green Bags are an eco-trendy reusable bags for the style conscious and environmentally friendly shopper. The bags are made from non-woven polypropylene - a coated, water resistant material that is light-weight, durable, fire resistant and washable. They fold-up so you can store them anywhere and have an envelope-size pocket on the front for coupons or your grocery list.

Susan at Life In A House of Blue is giving one of these away and you must enter by January 18, 2009.


Funny Friday

Here in Western North Carolina the weather has, to say the least, been rather windy for the past couple of days. LOL Hang on to your fur!!!!


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