Thursday, January 19, 2017

Emergency Preparedness Tip

My Emergency Preparedness tip of the month:

This is a time of the year when our homes are decorated for the holidays and the smell of pies baking in the oven is deliciously roaming through the house. Yes we are all busy enjoying our families and cooking great meals,… but what would happen if all of sudden your furnaces shuts off.  What are you going to do to keep your family warm and the cold weather has reached its lowest temperatures?

A broken furnace is not easy to fix unless you call a professional and sometimes it may take hours or day to fix it. The saddest thing is when you find a company that can check it and after inspecting it they give you the bad news that you need a new one and i
t sure is a frightening moment especially when we have little ones we need to keep warm. 

This happens to so many people around the Winter months and because its so cold outside, for your kids sake you end up getting a new furnace without hesitation. So what happens is that you end up paying for an expensive furnace because you cannot shop around for a better deal. Its very hard for you and it happens all the time. 

This month I am sharing with everyone an easy and inexpensive way to heat up your home and stay warm if this or any other emergency like this occur.
 I ask that everyone take just 10 minutes of your time to see this video and I also ask that all of you may go out and buy these items just in case your furnace goes out. Also this small pocket expense can be used now to help you all cut down your heating bills throughout these Winter months. Its easy and cost effective for all of us to stay warm. Just put one of these warming pots in every room in your house, it works and it’s a great idea.
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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Good Helpful Painting Ideas

I don't know about you but when I paint I 'm pretty good in keeping things clean and organized...But some of these Internet ideas are great, so I added them to my to "must do list" when I attempt my next painting project. I hope you use them too.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Homemade Guacamole

My ongoing love for guacamole keeps on growing.
I imagine many of you feel the same.

This past week I had a few ripe avocados so I made this scrumptious guacamole. 

It was very good and very delicious with kale chips.

Here's my recipe.

3 very ripe avocados
a hefty hand full of fresh cilantro
1 medium (diced) yellow onion
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. crushed peppers
2 T. lemon juice
salt & black pepper for taste

After mashing well the avocados add the lemon juice, mix well then add the rest of the remaining ingredients. Mix well and enjoy with your favorite chips.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas Recap & Photos

 Hi Everyone,

Sure hope this Christmas was a lovely one for you all. 
Here at home it was another quiet Christmas Eve, but Christmas day it was a very hectic one for me in the kitchen. It was also a very funny day with lots of laughter and a very filling day with all the food you can eat.  I only have one son and he has two lovely daughters, so dinner composed of only  the four of us. For dinner I made a typical Puerto Rican feast....Spanish rice, BBQ ribs, a large tossed salad, fried ripe plantains, Gluten free-vegan lentil-black bean burgers, homemade bread, Pumpkin pie, Raw apple cream cheese pie and lots of vegan vanilla & brownie cookie do ice cream. My son and my oldest grand-daughter Paloma are not gluten free vegans, but my youngest grand-daughter and I are...that's why there had to be food for both of our diets to eat. I love cooking for my family and cooking a lot of food is my joy.  After a great dinner, gifts were exchanged mixed with lots of laughs and much hugging and smothering together and taking photos made our day complete.

Nana and her chicks
Sorry for my hair but I haven't been able to style it since my rotator cuff its wash and wear for now. LOL!!!!

This was my table set for dinner, only for the 4 of us.

See you all next year...have a happy new year.

Monday, December 26, 2016

A Holiday Greeting

Hi Everyone.
I hope every light beam in the heavens may shine your way and every heartbeat melts your heart.
God Bless and have a very Merry and safe Christmas and great healthy New Year.
See you next year.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Some Gorgeous Christmas Trees From Puerto Rico

Christmas is around the corner. A time of the year when our homes are decorated for the holidays and the smell of pumpkin spice & potpourri is roaming it's delicious aroma through the house. As these days are now taken by our Christmas are some more beautiful Christmas trees from my island of Puerto Rico that will inspire us to make our trees more beautiful then what they are.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is around the corner and we are all trying to get groceries, Christmas shopping done while decorating for this important holiday. Unfortunately here in Cleveland, Ohio the snow is coming down by buckets full and at this moment it is mixed with raining.  It is expected to freeze by morning.

But the malls and stores here in Cleveland are full, as everyone is trying to buy presents for their loved ones. This year since I am convalescing from surgery, I ordered all my presents online and they are all wrapped and waiting for Christmas day.

I am going to try to cook for my family some delicious Spanish dishes and then we can relax and enjoy our time together taking photos and eating food as if it were Thanksgiving day.

No decorating this year for me, but hopefully I will do that next year.

Have a great week everyone.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Letters Are Now a Thing of The Past

I remember before computers and emails there was something called writing letters. Receiving a letter was a joy to the person getting it and when one letter arrived we were delighted and we couldn't wait to open them. I remember receiving up to 3 or 4 letters every week. I was so happy for a letter to arrive that 3 or 4 letters a week was a joy beyond measure. I would take the time to read each letter well and I would save them for Sunday to sit and answer them all. Those letters were not a paragraph long, but they were 3 or 4 pages long. It was all about a person's week of chores, responsibilities, work, family updates, the news of expecting new baby, engagement or upcoming wedding; and sometimes these letters were filled with photographs so we could see and feel the joy of each moment that occurred in this person's life. At the end of every letter there was a signature filled with many oxoxoxox's (for love and kisses) followed by their name with a designed heart signifying how much they loved us. 

Every letter that arrived was felt, some brought tears to our eyes and a smile that touched the heart of the reader...unfortunately this beautiful touching moment that we all yearned to feel between two people ended when computers and cell phones entered the world.  Now emails and texting pulls us apart from one another and emojies is all we sometimes get. 

 Our emotions were robbed from us, our tears are now dried up, our feeling were removed and our connection to that loving person on the other side evaporated before our eyes. We now look like zombies moving our fingers faster than a speeding bullet and we are missing the beauty of the world around us because our heads are looking at a screen and not at each other.

Just like those vintage letters stopped coming in, so will our lives without capturing the essence of what life is all about....the joy of loving one another. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas is Around the Corner

As this month begins, it reminded me that Christmas is only 25 days away. Everyone is getting ready shopping, baking, wrapping, sending Christmas cards and stocking up for those long awaited holidays...but year all of that came to a stop for me due to my rotator cuff surgery just 1-1/2 a week ago. Six weeks with a sling and home therapy is all I can do this Christmas. 

So what am I doing to keep me busy....well I ordered all my gifts online, put them all in gift bags...that's an easy way to go, I'm working on more genealogy, I am doing new pedigree sheets for all my ordained family members, I'm entertained with crossword puzzles,  jigsaw puzzles, catching up on my journals and reading my scriptures.

So I am busy and I am enjoying my neighbors home cooking.
Its going to be a lovely, quiet and restful holiday, don't you think?

Friday, November 25, 2016

Elegant Christmas Decorations

 Hello my peeps,

It's starting to look like Christmas. Decorating for the holidays is such a devotion for many and in our beautiful Island of Puerto Rico is no exception. Here are a few Christmas decorations that stun you  with their beautifully decorated trees and homes. It is all so elegantly done.