Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Emergency Preparedness...Preventing Disasters

As the rain or snow continues to come down and we are all cozy in our homes, we never think of preparing for some home disastrous and costly rain or snow damage. But when it occur we end up cleaning the mess that is left behind attached with a large bill $$$ we never expected to get.

Before any disaster occurs to any of you…let's me give you 3 small thoughts on how to prepare ourselves from what can happen?  

1. Check your sump pumps.

Maintenance is the first precaution and prevention. By checking your sump pump ahead of time like now, can prevent you from having a flooded basement and lots of home damage. If you do not know how to check it for any its good usage then find a cooling and heating company to do the work for you. Though it may cost you some money now, it will prevent a disaster that may cost you a lot more to fix later…be prepared! 

Also I advice all of you to have a small water vacuum, they are very inexpensive and very worth having, try to get one just in case.

2. Clean out your gutters.

Gutters will accumulate leaves, twigs, soil, flying objects and so much more. When gutters are full of the amount of junk will weigh a lot with added water and it can eventually break the gutter from there holding clamps and hinges. Clean your gutters out well by brushing, blowing or washing any of these items out. Clean gutters allows the rainwater to flow well which will prevent gaining weight and breaking them off.  Gutters can be very expensive to replace or to fix…be preventive!!!!. Clean them as soon as possible!

3. Street Drains

Many of you may not have a street drain in front of your house but if you do…make sure it is also cleaned out well.  Make sure that drain is free of leaves, soil, paper, or any trash. If it is not cleaned well it may clog up with all that trash which may send all that water straight to your yard and into your basement.  So clean it out every week, it will prevent you from a headache you wish you never had…be preventive and be prepared just in case!!!

 I hope you all may take some of these thoughts seriously. It will prevent you a disaster in the long run.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Homemade Paper Flowers...Part 1

Hi There,

I came across this tutorial on how to make paper flowers and I thought I would share it with you and as you know if it's a frugal way to decorate...I am on it...for very little money.

Step 1
Cut out a template of the size you want your pedals, then fold your color paper in half and cut out your many as you want.

Step 2
Once they are cut, slit the paper a bit like the size of the picture.

Step 3

With a pencil curve on size of the pedals.

Step 4

Hot glue them together one at a time folding your slit like the photo.

Step 5

ending results.

Step 6

start putting together all your pedals

then make a center to embellish your can also use jewelry for the center.

Here are some other ways to make the paper flowers.

make sure you cut the pedal's in different sizes like this

embellish the edges like this for a more dazzling look

Friday, January 27, 2017

A Great Jewelry Cleaning Tip

Like I say January and February are the busiest months of the year for me. I haven't stopped since the new year started cleaning, reorganizing and purging. One thing that was on my list was cleaning my jewelry drawer. 

Jewelry through time tends to lose its luster after various uses. 
For years now I have cleaned all my jewelry with toothbrush. This last weekend I took a good 2 hour of my day to clean all my good  jewelry and all my costume jewelry and I must say they came out beautiful. White Colgate toothpaste is the best and safest cleaner you can use on your jewelry, giving your jewelry a brilliant luster and shine. 

This is what you need to do:
Fill up a small wash tub or bowl with some warm water...then scrub each piece with the toothbrush with toothpaste & water, then rinse each piece of jewelry well with warm water and then place them on a dry bath towel to dry completely. After your jewelry is completely dried you can then store them away. 

Take a look at how nice my jewelry came out.

Everything is now cleaned and organized.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A Daughter Of The King

Inadequacy, a lack of self esteem, having feelings of being unloved, unappreciated or feeling sad...I always remember that I am a beautiful child of God,...the highest membership in the kingdom of heaven.

Every so often we feel this way when we are empty inside and when the love and strength can be filled by our family, friends and congregational members. A hello, a smile, a hug, a look of love from someone can truly fill our day with much needed unconditional love.

But if our days are not filled by any of these people, we need to adjust our crowns properly and we need to look up and acknowledge we are special, we are unique, we are worth every inch of us because "WE ARE CHILDREN OF THE ALMIGHTY"... An heir of the kingdom and a child full of many golden attributes that makes us who we are.....


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.
Candle Powered Heater DIY Space Heater. Clay/Terracotta pots absorb the thermal energy of the candles and convert it into radiant space heat. Reaches tempera...

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.