There is nothing worse than an earache in the middle of the night, here is a home remedy with common ingredients you have around the house.. Works every time!

50/50 mix of peroxide and white vinegar, let it sit in your ear for about 5 minutes, then put hot water into a disposable diaper (weird I know) and microwave it for 30-45 seconds or until it’s hot but won’t burn you, and place that on your ear. It keeps the water warm for a long time, and is able to be microwaved numerous times.

JOKE OF THE DAY: A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel, and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories.  After about an hour, the manager came out of the office, and asked them to disperse.  “But why,” they asked, as they moved off.  “Because,” he said, “I can’t stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer.”

HAPPY APRIL 30 BIRTHDAY TO: Johnny Galecki 39, Kunal Nayaar 33, Willie Nelson 81, Merill Osmond 61, Kirsten Dunst 32, Steven Harper 55, Cloris Leachman 88, Paul Gross 55, and Al Lewis (Grandpa Munster)(1923-2006).

 

29 Apr 2014
April 29, 2014

Complete Steak Meal In A Crock Pot

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Complete Steak Dinner in CrockPot
Use a thick 3/4 inch steak
Pour a 1/2 cup A1 or Heinz 57 sauce over meat (or bbq sauce)
cover with a layer of foil
add foil wrapped potatoes
and foil wrapped frozen corn cobs
cook on low for 6 hours
Full steak dinner any night of the week! This can also be done with thick pork chops or chicken breasts and BBQ sauce. The whole meal cooks in the slow cooker. Excellent for a mid-week supper.

TIP OF THE DAY: Remove a splinter easily by applying a paste of baking soda and water, then waiting several minutes for the splinter to pop out of the skin. Remove with tweezers and clean the splinter wound.

HAPPY APRIL 29 BIRTHDAY TO: Carnie Wilson 46, Jerry Seinfeld 60, Dale Earnhardt (1951-2001), Daniel Day Lewis 57, Michelle Pfeiffer 56, Uma Thurman 44, Eve Plumb 56, Kate Mulgrew 59, Tommy James 67, Richard Kline 70, Johnny Miller 67, and Megan Boone 31.

The easiest and simple idea to create a planter is definitely this one. You will only need some plastic bottles and a scissor to cut it as you wish (in the pictures you can see some nice ways of cutting). Fill the bottle with soil and it is ready to receive your plant! You can fix lots of them in a wall and give a nice look to your home! Just a few planters may look uninspiring, a lot of them arranged in a row or staggered pattern are stunning. This is a good opportunity to grow flowering plants that hang. If you have limited space, this is a good option to grow a few vegetables.

THE MAN SHOW: This popular trade show for men just wrapped up today. If you missed it, you missed a good one. The ‘Man Shed’ is phenomenal and well worth buying a ticket on.

JOKE OF THE DAY: My kids are always accusing me of having a “favorite child”, which is ridiculous. I really don’t like any of them.

HAPPY APRIL 28 BIRTHDAY TO: Ann Margaret 73, Jay Leno 64, Jessica Alba 33, Penelope Cruz 40, Jonathan Silver Scott 36, Drew Scott 36, Jorge Garcia 41, Harry Shum 32, Jenna Ushkowitz 28, Bridget Moynahan 44, Samuel Larson 23, and Ferruccio Lamborghini (1913-1993).

Stones can be transformed in rustic and different planters for you decorate all your garden and house. Find a big stone and make a hole in it with the help of a hammer and a chisel. Don’t forget safety glasses, it is essential if you are going to attempt to do this home project. Fill with fertilized soil and place your plant or seeds. Stones are good to retain water and this will help to keep your plants always beautiful and well treated. Mix the stone planters with the tree trunk planter from yesterday’s blog and see what a wonderful garden space you can create.

Tomorrow’s blog: Making flower planters from plastic soda bottles.

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: There are only 940 Saturdays between your child’s birth and them leaving for college.

HAPPY APRIL 27 BIRTHDAY TO: Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), Jack Klugman (1922-2012), Si Robertson 66, Judy Carne 75, Kevin (Joshamee Gibbs) McNally 58, Casey Kassem 82, Samuel Morse (1791-1872)(Morse Code), and Sheena Easton 55.

So… your 80 year old tree died or blew over in a big wind storm and you are left with an unsightly big stump in the middle of the front yard. Perfect option for bigger plants and flowers, tree trunks can become a wonderful planter in your garden. It takes a bit of work to make a hollow in it to allow for a flower planter but it is well worth the effort. These 4 photos show just how lovely and natural a tree stump can be. Of course you won´t cut a tree only to make one, but if you already have one cut in your garden or if you know how to obtain the middle part of a cut trunk you can reuse them in your garden. Fill the holes in the trunks with fertilized soil. You can place flowers and vegetables already planted or spread seeds all around the trunk. I´m sure this idea will create a lovely and charming effect to your backyard.

Check tomorrow’s blog for natural stone planters.

JOKE OF THE DAY: Does anybody have a recipe for “I don’t know.” or “I don’t care.” It’s what my family requested for supper and I can’t seem to find the recipes.

ANOTHER JOKE OF THE DAY: My idea of a relaxing Saturday? Spending quality time with my husband and children. Just kidding. I’m on my third glass of wine.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1986 – Worst nuclear disaster, Chernobyl USSR, 31 people die.

HAPPY APRIL 26 BIRTHDAY TO: Channing Tatum 34, Carol Burnett 81, Kevin James 49, Stana Katic 36, Bobby Rydell 72, and John James Audubon (1785-1851)

25 Apr 2014
April 25, 2014

Gluten-Free Conversion Chart

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Not a big blog today. With the ever increasing numbers of people being gluten intolerant, here is a gluten-free conversion chart to help get started. Many people are trying a gluten-free lifestyle ‘just because’ and find they feel better.

THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 1939 DC Comics publishes Detective Comic #29, introducing Batman, one of the company’s most successful characters.

IT IS BRING YOUR KID TO WORK DAY: Seeing your kid at work today really puts all your other mistakes into perspective.

JOKE OF THE DAY: I’d love to hear about your juice cleanse while I eat my burger.

HAPPY APRIL 25 BIRTHDAY TO: Renee Zellweger 45, Al Pacino 74, Hank Azaria 50, Len Goodman 70, Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996), Talia Shire 68, and Bjorn Ulvaeus 69.

Westie GardenEver brush a dog and wonder what to do with the bags of hair left behind? Wonder no longer. There are several uses for the left over fur that is considered environmentally friendly. From simple gardening tips to national awareness, dog fur has come a long way.

Gardening

Dog fur may be used as a natural pest repellent. After brushing, collect the left over fur and make a nest. Fit this nest of fur around the base of a plant either in a pot or on the ground. The fur nest will capture small bugs before they begin to invade. It will also deter larger predators such as rabbits and gophers. They will smell the dog, assume there is one close by and hop along their merry way.

Wrap a small plant cage with an onion sack. Fill it with left over dog hair, dryer lint, shredded paper and twigs. Hang it outside. The birds will love this easy access to nest building.

Bring in a garden snake. Not the normal, slithery kind. This “snake” is a burlap tube filled with left over fuzz and hair. Make it as long as the garden. The dog scent will deter the smallest of pests (rabbits, gophers) and may also discourage deer from munching on the vegetables.

THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 1988 Elton John becomes Sir Elton Hercules John, after receiving a knighthood.

JOKE OF THE DAY: If a woman is upset, hold her and tell her how beautiful she is. If she starts to growl, retreat to a safe distance and throw chocolate at her.

HAPPY APRIL 24 BIRTHDAY TO: Barbara Streisand 72, Kelly Clarkson 32, Jack Quaid 22, Cedric the Entertainer 50, Shirley MacLean 80, Lee Westwood 41, Djimon Hounsou 50, and Jean Paul Galtier 62.

 

It is nearly wasp season in Saskatchewan and that means stings. You can build your own trap and get rid of the pests without harming bees. Remove the cap from a 2 litre plastic soda bottle and make a straight cut around the circumference of the bottle about 2/3 the way up. Remove the top part of the bottle and invert it into the bottom part. Secure the two pieces together with tape. Add a mixture of vinegar, sugar and salt to the bottle. Wasps are attracted to the sweet and sour scent yet bees don’t seem to be attracted by this sour mixture whereas a honey mix would be a fatal attractant. Set the bottle(s) around the perimeter of the yard away from pets and people. Wasps can get in but they cannot get out and will die in there. Either stand the bottle somewhere secure or attach wire to it and hang on a fence or eaves.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1989, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar all time leading NBA scorer, plays his last game as a Laker.

JOKE OF THE DAY: How many of us have ever looked around our family reunions and thought: “Well, aren’t we just two clowns short of a circus.”

HAPPY APRIL 23 BIRTHDAY TO: Shirley Temple (1928-2014), George Lopez 53, William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Valerie Bertinelli 54, Lee Majors 75, Dev Patel 24, Kal Penn 37, Roy Orbison (1936-1988), Herve Villechaize (1943-1993), Michael Moore 60, Joyce Dewitt 65, Marina Kanakaredes 47, and Sandra Dee (1942-2005)

 

 

22 Apr 2014
April 22, 2014

Ceiling Fan Squeak? How To Fix It.

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How to Silence It: First, check the tops of the blades for excess dust accumulation. “Believe it or not, just a little extra weight can affect the fan’s balance, causing the motor to squeak,” says Vince Christofora, Jr., engineer and owner of Woodstock Hardwarein Woodstock, New York. If the fan has a light kit, make sure the light bulbs are screwed in tightly and/or the globe’s mounting screws are secure. Next, lightly grab each blade and wiggle. If you find a loose one, retighten its mounting screws.

If this doesn’t fix the squeak, your fan blades may be out of balance, Christofora says. Grab a fan-balancing kit, found at most hardware and home stores. The directions will guide you through the process — it’s pretty straightforward. Still squeaking? It could be that the fan motor’s bearings are worn out. Unfortunately, replacement may be the best solution.

SAYING OF THE DAY: Only trust someone who can see these three things in you: The sorrow behind your smile, the love behind your anger, and the reason behind your silence.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1978 John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd performed as The Blues Brothers on SNL.

HAPPY APRIL 22 BIRTHDAY TO: Jack Nicholson 77, Willie Robertson 42, Amanda Heard 28, Glen Campbell 78, Peter Frampton 64, Ryan Stiles 55, Aaron Spelling (1922-2006), Eddie Albert (1906-2005), Ingo Rademacher 43, and Charlotte Rae 88.

 

GARLIC & LEMON CHICKEN W/GREEN BEANS & RED POTATOES!
(Gluten free, Low Carb, Diabetic Friendly and so simple to make)

Combine Chicken( 4 pieces) cut up then dice up and add red potatoes, green beans. Drizzle some olive oil, garlic and lemon and bake in the oven for 45 mins at 350 F

You can add other vegetables too!!

JOKE OF THE DAY: It’s Monday. I am just going to put an “Out Of Order” sticker on my forehead and call it a day.

HAPPY APRIL 21 BIRTHDAY TO: Queen Elizabeth II 88, Iggy Pop 67, Tony Romo 34, Tony Danza 63, Andie McDowell 56, James Morrison 60, Anthony Quinn (1913-2001), Charles Grodin 79, Eric Mabius 43, and Jamie Sale 37.