Life can sure be a lot easier if we just take the time to seek for some great clever ideas that are out there. Check out these clever ideas to help our lives a bit much nicer.
Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes.
.Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls).
Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.
Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music.
Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.
Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily – who knew
Attach a velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.
Look up! Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the floor.
.Gotcha! Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a stocking over the vacuum hose.
.Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting crosses into a box lid.
.For those who can’t stand the scrunching and bunching: how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.
.Forever losing your bathroom essentials? Use magnetic strips to store bobby pins (and tweezers and clippers) behind a vanity door
A tip for holiday packing. Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can find them in just about every hotel!
A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets hold the plastic cups down to make them tip-resistant.
.Bread tags make the perfect-sized cord labels.
.Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones – so much more fun and easier for kids to eat. Definitely doing this!
.Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper bag. Much healthier and cheaper than the packet stuff.
Brilliant space-saver: install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles. Genius!
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Well, school has begun here in Ohio. And going to start a new year in school makes us focus on how we look. My oldest grand-daughter Paloma is now a sophomore in high school. We are very proud of her since she will not only begin a new year in high school but she will also be attending Bowling Green University. She was one of the kids chosen out of the entire school to attend Bowling Green University for the next two years which will allow her to receive her Associates degree at the same time she graduates from high school.. She will be tackling two schools at one time and with a 3.9 average grade point, she is very happy to do both schools.
These first two photos were taken 2 years ago...they are my before photos.
She has super curly hair and after having it blown dried she thought a photo looking like frizzy would be funny, she's a ham.
This is the curly hair after getting a good conditioning and ironing it...she liked her long hair but to her it was too much maintenance and Paloma does not like maintenance and too much primping...thank God for little sister's hair abilities, it came out smooth and soft.
And this is her hair and eyebrows now, hair is short and straight and now she has lovely sculptured eyebrows...at 16 years old she's all grown up.
Second day of school with little sister Natalia means being funny and happy.
And I even had a haircut. I had been pondering on taking my hair off since last Christmas and this last Friday I couldn't stand it anymore, so I grabbed my scissors and I took all my hair off. Here is a before photo that was taken this last June.
and this is me now...short and sassy.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Here in Ohio its a nice Summer day today with temps reaching the high 80's...it is truly hot out here. So since its so hot I am staying indoors with the ac in full blast.
This Summer I had a very bad harvest with my tomatoes. All my tomato plants got blossom rot and they all needed to be removed. I was very upset since I cared for these babies very well for the past 4 months. Now that my balcony has been cleaned out there is a lot of room to move around.
Here is one of my three tomato plants...nice and green full of tomatoes with blossom rot...GRRRRR!
And this is what blossom rot looks like, brown rotten bottoms and these roma tomatoes were suppose to grow bigger, but they didn't grow any larger than this size...I was not a happy camper.
It was a very bad harvest.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Its great here in Ohio. The weather is fabulous and I am so happy to see the sun shining.
I have been meaning to share this post with all my friends and those that are looking for a healthier alternative in snack items.
Aldi's grocery store now carries organic fruits & vegetables aside from their regular fruits & veggies. And they also added two new brands called Van's & Simply Nature that are gluten free, dairy free products. Their crackers and chips are absolutely delicious.
There are 4 flavors of crackers but these are my favorite.
here is what's inside this box contents.
The chips are fabulous, in them are yams and other roots and veggies...check them out.
Now I can eat good crackers & chips...thank you Aldi.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Good Morning America
How has your day been?
If your days isn't happy or peaceful because of abuse by an abusive individual in your life, then read this post.
I am not an abused woman and I have never been abused in any way. I am not an abusive woman towards myself or others but because I have seen so many women being abused throughout my life, I felt I could help at least some women out there with information on how to seek freedom from the hell they are living; then I have done the job I wanted to do...to make sure you are safe.
Abuse is abuse and I do not believe anyone should be abused in any way. So please read this post carefully and seek help. You are very precious in God's eyes and your purpose in life is not to be belittles, punched or treated as if you were nothing.
You are a beautiful creation from the All Mighty and since you are HIS precious child you should be treated like a princess. A princess that is lovely in every way, a princess that has talents to teach others about your great mind and imagination, you are a lovely human being and your inner gifts need to be seen. So if you are abused in any way, please seek help and be happy.
People call abuse of women different things:
- wife battering;
- wife assault;
- domestic violence;
- family violence;
- wife abuse/spousal abuse;
- woman abuse;
- physical or mental cruelty;
- violence against women; and
Regardless of what it is called, abuse of women is an abuse of power, and it is wrong. It is not simply about not being able to handle anger or having problems with addictions. It is about a man's efforts to exert control in a relationship. Abuse can take many forms. It can be physical, sexual, verbal, financial, social, emotional, or psychological.
Acts that are offences under the Criminal Code include:
- sexual assault;
- child abuse;
- threats to harm;
- threats to kill;
- taking your pay cheque; and
- stalking or criminal harassment (creating fear by repeatedly following, communicating, or attempting to communicate with another person or any member of her family).
Does your partner or other significant person do this to you:
- Get jealous when you're around other people
- Make fun of you in front of your friends and family
- Destroy, or threaten to destroy, your possessions
- Praise you one minute and put you down the next
- Call you names or threaten you?
- Ignore you or not take you seriously?
- Make you choose between your friends/family and him?
- Blame you when things go wrong?
- Push you around or hit you?
- Threaten to take the children?
- Say abuse is wrong but hit the walls and yells at you?
- Have to ask permission to spend money or go out?
- Feel isolated from friends, family, and activities?
- Have to make things right just for him?
- Have to do what he wants ... or else?
- Feel it's your fault when anything goes wrong?
Do you feel...
- Afraid to make decisions for fear of his reaction or anger?
- That you have to check in if you go anywhere?
- That he is trying to run your life?
- Afraid to tell him if you have a good time?
- That maybe all the terrible things he says about you are coming true or Happening?
- That you have to put your dreams and goals on hold?
- Afraid to express your own opinions or say 'no' to something?
- Trapped, unable to go out without his permission?
- Your joy in your life diminishing?
- Afraid to break up with or leave him?
If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship. You are not alone.
Escaping Physical Abuse
Protecting Yourself from Physical Abuse
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Hello my friends.
I will like to say that I have been studying many forms of abusive behavior throughout the past 20 years. This subject has always interest me and when I was in college I was debating whether to go into being a Marriage & Child Counselor or a Forensic doctor. I did not get to finish either one of these do to the fact that my babies were more important at that time than my education...but I did finish 2 years of college in Death Dying.
Abuse comes in many forms but today I have chosen for my first post to speak about "VERBAL ABUSE" behavior towards children by their parents."
I was never abused as a child and neither were my children but this subject really calls my attention because I do not believe or will ever stand for child abuse of any form. Read calmly and think twice if your tone of voice is hurting a child or those who you are to love unconditionally...your own children.
Yelling at Children
Post 1. Verbal Abuse
National Child Abuse Hot Line
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
WARNING...Verbal abuse is abuse and it will become an everlasting damage to any child.
Be careful of what you say to these angels... you may be damaging them for life.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
After debating whether I should redo my bedroom, I finally did it and the work is still not completed. I am currently working on my tall dresser and another wooden nail polish shelf. This is how it looks now, a shabby chic decor in soft creams and soft yellows.
This is my makeup corner
A girl needs lots of nail polish
soft shabby chic pillows
and my new desk
Monday, June 29, 2015
In life there are so many ways in which we can share our love and our tender care with others.
I have been trying to share with others my love in a way others can benefit and pay it forward. Since at Aldi's grocery store you have to pay a quarter to use their carts,
I have asked the person I pass the cart to when I am done with it to please pay it forward to someone else. I also ask them to remind the person they pass the cart to-to also pay it forward with the next person.
I know that at the end of the day someone will end up taking my quarter home when they return the cart to the store, but in the long run that cart saved many people a quarter. It may seem like a small way to help others, but for me it sure makes me feel good knowing somehow I help, shared the love and I paid it forward.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
90 years old and still kicking...
Surprise, Surprise Aunt Felicia.
At the golden age of 90 she is still going strong. This lady is a trooper. She raised 13 children and a few she baby sat for extra money added the group to 15 kids at once. She did it all and never complained. So it was more than a joy to celebrate her 90th birthday with 11 of her children, family and friends who flew in from various parts of the states.
Take a look at all the photos.
What a surprise, she was shocked.
Take a look at all the photos.
What a surprise, she was shocked.
Photographed with s few of her grandchildren.
Photos with 8 of her boys
Her remaining 11 children
3 of her daughters...1 is deceased.
Here are some photos of me and some of my cousins.
My aunt and her husband on their 50th anniversary many years ago.