13 Investigates explains how your cell phone can be secretly hijacked and used against you - and how to protect yourself. HERE
Container gardening is very popular. I want to share a link to a video on Garden Smart about building a pond in a pot. Also, if your mom gardens, you can find great gift ideas for her in the Mother's Day Gift Guide.
I know you've seen the commercials on TV about the "Topsy Turvy" tomatoes. Well, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. I didn't purchase the one on TV...I found a different kind and then learned how I could make my own. This is also a great idea for people who don't have the room for a garden but still want to have some fresh vegetables. I've been told that you can also grow several other vegetables in this manner. Haven't tried that yet but may have to next year. I'll see how the tomatoes do first.
Oh...BTW....I planted cherry tomatoes in the top of mine.
If you are interested in getting more information on growing Topsy Turvy vegetables check out this article. I'd love to hear from those of you that have done this before to see how it worked.
QUEEN OF ALL THINGS AWE-SUMMM!!! AWARD
I am SOoooooo honored!!!! Jamie at Kids...Me & RAW III decided to create her own award and she has now bestowed this wonderful award on me and now it's my turn to bestow it on my favorite peeps and blogs.
Here are the award rules:
* List 7 things that make you Awe-Summ and then pass the award on to 7 bloggers you love.
* Make sure to tag your recipients and let them know they have won!
* Also link back to the Queen that tagged you.
You can copy the picture of the award and put it on your sideboard letting the whole world know..... YOU are The Queen of Alll Things Awe-Summm!
1. I have 2 beautiful children.
2. I have a wonderful husband I've kept alive for 38 years!
3. I have 3 beautiful grandchildren
4. I love creating...cards, jewelry, crochet...
5. I love animals
6. I love music and singing
7. Last but not least...I love my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Without Him the other 6 would not matter.
Now here is my bestow list:
The Divine Miss Mommy
Karen & Gerard Zemek
The Frugal Housewife
Go Graham Go
Put a feather duster into a strong plastic bag and pour in a cup or two of cornstarch to clean it. Close bag tightly and shake hard (outside) for about half a minute. Take out duster and shake until all cornstarch is gone.
How Moms Can Nurture Themselves
By Amy Tiemann
There is a spark within each of us—I call it our "mojo"—that makes us special as individuals as well as moms. That spark may simmer down to an ember during demanding phases of parenting, but it is essential to stay in touch with that ember...
CANCER CONTROL MONTH
April is Cancer Control Month—a time to celebrate cancer survivors everywhere and also to raise awareness about prevention. Medical science continues in its battle to eradicate cancer and find treatments. Here’s info on various cancer-related topics that may help you and anyone you love.
Melanoma and other skin cancers
Physical exam frequency
There’s also a strong connection between diet and disease.
I am an animal lover. I'd have a zoo if I could afford it (and my husband would let me).
I found this article that might be helpful. I knew about some of the things that were harmful for my pets to eat but was surprised at some of the others.
Please read this article so you will be aware of all the things that could be dangerous to your faithful friends.
Conficker Worm Removal
Making it's first appearance in late October of 2008, the Conficker worm is due to morph from its current developmental stage and sprout wings on April Fools Day 2009. Is it a big deal? Big enough for Microsoft to put a bounty on the head of this outlaw and it's creator, to the tune of $250,000.00. Big enough for the Department of Homeland Security to release an announcement and provide a removal tool for it's federal, local, and state governments and commercial vendors. MORE INFORMATION
The egg is a symbol of Easter, and of rebirth, as well as one of our most versatile foods. But it is so much more…
The egg is one of the most versatile items used in cooking, but its list of uses does not really end within the borders of a frying pan.
It can be used in many other activities including arts and crafts, skin care, creation of musical instruments and even gardening. If you have plenty of spare eggs at home, you can try out the some of these cool egg-based items.
Make your life “eggciting” by enjoying the many uses of eggs.
Yolk-Based Facial Cleanser
Egg yolks are rich in Vitamin A, that moisturizes skin and keeps it healthy. Mix a couple of yolks together and add a little water. You’ll get a facial cleanser that helps delay some of the signs of aging.
White-Based Facial Cleanser
The egg white cleanser is a good supplementary material for its yolk-based counterpart. If the yolk facial cleanser prevents skin aging, the egg white cleanser smoothens the skin. It removes the puffiness beneath the eyelids, blurs the pores and makes the skin tighter. You can alternate both facial cleansers nightly for maximum results.
The egg is a natural moisturizer, making it a good ingredient for shampoos. To create egg shampoo, crack an egg and mix the yolk with olive oil and water. You can start using the solution once it lathers. Apply the egg shampoo on damp hair for a few minutes before rinsing. The egg’s fat and nutritional contents will add shine and bounce to your hair. This shampoo is perfect for hair damaged by pollution, chlorine and excessive sunshine.
If you want to add color and style to your pastries, just decorate them with egg yolk-based paint. Prepare the paint by mixing the egg yolk with 2 ml of water. Place the mixture in different containers then add food coloring to each. Now, you can paint cool patterns on your cookies right before baking them. The paint not only adds design, but it also gives your pastries a richer flavor.
Pots for Small Plants
In terms of getting nutrition, small plants often get bullied by weeds and larger plants. To ensure their survival, you can plant them in soil that is half-filled with egg shells . The calcium from the shell will promote the young plant’s growth and keep it healthy. When the plant reaches the height of three inches, you can transfer it to your garden. As for the eggshell, you can use it as a pot for another plant or use it as compost material.
Eggs, being nutritious food products, can provide soil with enough nutrients to make your garden plants healthy. When making compost, simply mix crushed eggshells with the green component. The calcium content of your compost will greatly increase, making the soil richer. Your plants, in turn, will be more robust.
Egg white can be used to clean and restore leather. Its thick and sticky base easily removes dirt from a leather surface, upon scrubbing. The base also forms a protective covering on the leather, that gives the surface luster and some protection from temperature changes. To prepare the cleaning solution, crack two eggs and separate the whites. Place the whites in a bowl and you can start cleaning your leather items.
Egg white is naturally sticky. If you touch it, it will cause your fingers to stick the moment it dries. Try using the egg’s sticky base when mending light items like paper and cardboard. You will notice that it works just like all-purpose glue, with the nearly the same amount of holding power. You can even use egg white to create paper mache paste, if you mix it with flour, water, sugar and alum.
Scattering crushed eggshells on the leaves of plants can keep soft-bodied pests away from your plants. Snails and slugs, known as notorious leaf eaters, will hurt their bellies if they run over the jagged corners of crushed eggshells. Once they get hurt, they will move away from your garden as soon as possible.
With the current popularity of the acoustic setup, many live acts use egg shakers as percussion instruments during their gigs. You can create an egg shaker by removing the egg’s contents while maintaining its shell intact. Put two teaspoons of uncooked rice or mung beans inside the shell, then cover its opening with tape and superglue. When your egg shaker is ready, you can practice using it with the acoustic guitar. You’ll be amazed at how a small simple-sounding instrument can blend well with the guitar’s music.
Are you amazed with an egg’s perfect oval shape? Why not make candles using the eggshell as a candle mold. Pour molten candle wax inside an eggshell, then add the wick and a little perfume. When the wax dries, crack the eggshell open. You will find a nice egg-shaped candle to stylize your home or illuminate your room during power outages.
From an artistic point of view, the egg’s perfect oval shape is a thing of beauty. You can paint patterns on the eggshell and eventually turn it into a good ornament for your home. Observe your home’s interior. Paint patterns on the eggshell that perfectly suit the theme of your home. Set the painted eggs in a visible corner of your room to wow your guests.
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Cheap Way to Make Room Smell Nice
Don't throw out perfume card samples from magazines or samples from stores. Instead put the card samples (or pour a tad of perfume onto a cotton ball, paper towel or tissue) and place into the bottom of a wastebasket.