31 Jul 2015
July 31, 2015

Clean Oven Racks Without Scrubbing

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Found this on the internet. I don’t know if it works or not for sure but even if it lifts some of the dirt and grime off, the scrubbing should be easier.

For any woman out there wondering how to easily clean oven racks…. Tub full hot water and throw in few bounce sheets and leave it over night! This is without even scrubbing!!!….

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JOKE OF THE DAY: If anyone is having a bad day, remember, in 1976 Ronald Wayne sold his 10% share in APPLE for $800.00. Today it is worth $58,065,210,000.

THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 2001 – Napster, music and file sharing website is shut down by court order.

HAPPY JULY 31 BIRTHDAY TO: J.K. Rowling 50, Wesley Snipes 53, Dean Cain 49, Michael Biehn 59, Mark Cuban (entrepreneur) 57, Rico Rodriguez 17, Geraldine Chaplin 71, Demarcus Ware 33,  BJ Novak 36, and Ted ‘Lurch’ Cassidy (1932-1979).

Fire tables can be expensive so of you are handy, make your own like our blogger of the day. She used Tiki torch heads but if you want to use outdoor gel cans for your project, we carry them at Charter House Interiors in Unscented and citronella. Build them up in a bed of sand to absorb the heat.
Our blog today is courtesy of Sherre M of Lexington KY.
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Supplies you’ll need, (1) Galvanized bucket,(2) 4-wood feet for the bucket to sit on. (3) 4- washers & nuts (4) one old nut, me! bahaha (5) 3- tiki torch canisters (6) dirt, gravel & glass rocks (7) round piece of wood, LOWE’S carries these in a variety of sizes!
  • The feet, washers & nuts.
Now simply drill your holes in the bottom & screw your feet on! I also screwed a few extra holes for drainage in case water gets in there.
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Here’s a picture of the round top you will need. I spray painted mine blue & a coat of poly to help protect.
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While the top was drying I got my dirt & tiki canisters & positioned in the dirt.
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Next, just fill your top with your glass rock & gravel!
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Now just light her up & enjoy!!!
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Now, when the party’s over just put your lid back on & relax!
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29 Jul 2015
July 29, 2015

Amazing Garden Edge Idea

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Succulents and Pipes

Combining rustic charm and succulents is about as clever as a garden border can get. Find old rusty pipes (3-4″ diameter) someone is trying to get rid of, or at a salvage yard and have them cut down to staggered or even lengths. Dig a fairly deep trench where the garden border is to go. This will help keep your pipes secure. Pour a concrete base in the trench for extra sturdiness if necessary. Stand the pipes up, adjusting for height and then back fill, packing the dirt tight around the pipes. Decide which pipes get succulents and fill those with pebbles for drainage, soil, plants and a few more decorative stones.  The rest of the pipes, fill with soil and top with pebbles. Great DIY project.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Welcome. Today’s specials are: lack of sleep, up too early, low on patience. Thank you. Come again.
HAPPY JULY 29 BIRTHDAY TO: Patty Scialfa 62, Martina McBride 49, Josh Radnor 41, Will Wheaton 43, Tim Gunn 62, Ted Lindsay 90 who organized the NHL Players Union, and Peter Jennings (1938-2005).

How to Clean the bottom of your Copper Pots…..

INGREDIENTS:
Salt
White Vinegar
Scouring Pad

DIRECTIONS:
*Sprinkle salt onto the bottom of your pans.
*Pour or spray your white vinegar on the salt.
*It will change color! It’s working!
*Now take your scour pad and rub that vinegar around and into that salt.
*Add more vinegar and salt as needed and continue to scrub.
*That’s it, now your pots will be shiny and brighter then ever before.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: You know that you have eaten way too much junk food when you start actually craving something healthy.

HAPPY JULY 28 BIRTHDAY TO: Lori Loughlin 51, Dustin Milligan 30, Nolan Gerard Funk 29, Jim Davis 70, Sally Struthers 68, Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy (1929-1994), Terry Fox (1958-1981), Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), and Rudy Valee (1901-1986).

Yes, pesto is fantastic, but this time of year, we’re up to our ears in basil leaves (thank you, backyard bumper crop and farmers market overflow!). For a fresh take, try one of these easy ideas.

Herb Scramble
Basil and eggs are natural partners. Fold chopped fresh basil into scrambled eggs (about 1 tsp. per egg) just before they come off the stove.

Fruit Salad
For a refreshing snack (or dessert), toss a few chopped fresh basil leaves over a bowl of cubed seedless watermelon. Another tasty mix-in idea? Crumbled feta.

Herbal Mocktail
Using the handle of a wooden spoon, muddle 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, a pinch of sugar and 5 basil leaves in a glass. Fill with ice and seltzer. Garnish with cucumber slices.

Basil-Fruit Salsa
Combine 2 pitted chopped peaches, 2 Tbsp. chopped red onion, 1 small seeded, chopped jalapeño, 2 Tbsp. each torn basil and mint leaves, 1 Tbsp. each lime juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and serve with tortilla chips.

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CLASSIC PICK UP LINE OF THE DAY: “Hey girl. Feel my sweater. Know what it’s made of? Boyfriend material.”

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: As you grow older, you will discover you have two hands. One for helping yourself and the second one for helping others.

HAPPY JULY 27 BIRTHDAY TO: A-Rod 40, Seamus Deaver 39, Maya Rudolph 43, Betty Thomas 67, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau 45, Jonathon Rhys Myers 38, Julian McMahon 47, Bobbie Gentrie 71, Nick Hogan 25, Jerry Van Dyke 84, and Norman Lear 93.

 

Today’s blog is courtesy of blogger: Mom4Real, Lexington KY
My husband accidentally placed a package of bagels on our hot stove top and the plastic melted onto our stove. He was worried that he had ruined it, but no fear, I knew just how to remove the melted plastic!
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Melted plastic on ceramic stove top.
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First, I waited for the burner to cool completely, then I covered the burned on plastic with baking soda.
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After a quick spray with some vinegar, I used a scrub sponge to work the mixture into the plastic, and it lifted it with very little effort. The scrub sponge did NOT scratch my stove top.
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Finally, I used a clean soft cloth to wipe all of the baking soda residue away.
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JOKE OF THE DAY: Yes, I do have the best sister in the world. It’s just that she’s crazy and she scares me just a little bit.
HAPPY JULY 26 BIRTHDAY TO: Mick Jagger 72, Taylor Momsen 22, Kate Beckinsale 42, Sandra Bullock 51, Monica Raymund 29, Helen Mirren 70, Kevin Spacey 56, Dorothy Hamill 59, Vivian Vance (1909-1979), Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999), Blake Edwards (1922-2010), Gracie Allen (1902-1964), Jason Robards Jr. (1922-2000), and James (Roscoe P. Coltrane) Best (1926-2015).

If we know anything, it’s that there’s nothing as refreshing as a juicy watermelon on a hot summer day. So when we we saw this XXL watermelon Jell-O shot on BuzzFeed, we knew we had discovered our favorite new summer party treat.
While this recipe may take longer than turning a strawberry into a Jell-O shot, transforming a whole watermelon into a boozier version of itself is actually easier than it looks. Start by cutting your melon in half and scraping out the juicy inside; BuzzFeed suggests using a knife to make sure you’re cutting as close to the rind as possible, then switching to a spoon to scoop the fruit.

Once your watermelon “bowls” are ready, you can pour in the Jell-O mix and vodka as you usually would prepare it. (Note: This recipe is just as fun without the liquor, too!) Since this is an XXL jelly shot, you should also add in extra gelatin to make the mixture more firm. Finally, refrigerate to allow it to set.
Once your watermelon is ready, it’s time to get slicing. You can cut up each half however you’d like, but slicing it to look like watermelon wedges is obviously a great way to go. And, of course, if you have opted to add alcohol to the mix, be sure to keep the slices out of the reach of any children!

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Seeing a spider isn’t the problem. It becomes a problem when it disappears.

JULY 25 IS: National Tequila Day. Enjoy.

HAPPY JULY 25 BIRTHDAY TO: Matt LeBlanc 48, Ed Dickson 28, Michael Alan Welch 28, Walter Brennan (1894-1974), Brad Renfro (1982-2008), Walter Payton (1954-1999), and Estelle Getty (1923-2008).

 

repurpose knife block DIYIf you have a goal of staying organized on a budget, create this thread organizer for your craft table. You can easily buy thread organizers for a few bucks more, but I’m all about using something I already have to create something new.  That’s exactly why this old knife block is no longer holding knives, but thread!

upcycled knife blockPurchase these wooden skewers, they are a little thicker than BBQ skewers, they might actually be for caramel apples.  I reason I’m devoting so much time to explaining the thickness of these silly skewers is because I ended up needing to drill holes into the block to fit the skewers.  If you used thinner ones, which you can find at any grocery store or the dollar store, you probably wouldn’t need to drill anything. Fill the slots with wood filler, and then drill holes into the block.  A couple of drops of wood glue into the holes, and the skewers are tight and snug in those holes – they aren’t going anywhere.

upcycled knife block 3Give the block a coat (or two) of spray paint. Make the skewers stick out a little more, so then they can easily hold the thread and the coordinating bobbins. Never search for bobbins again, or have the tangled mess of thread when they are all stored in a box together.

repurposed knife block

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JOKE OF THE DAY: FEELING OLD? The band, Bon Jovi was formed 32 years ago. The Atari 2600 was released 38 years ago. Alf made his first television appearance 29 years ago. The Breakfast Club was released 30 years ago. Steve Perry will be 66 years old this year. The first DVD movie was launched 20 years ago. The TV series Dukes of Hazzard end 30 years ago. GOOGLE was created 19 years ago. The first iPOD was released 14 years ago.

WE ALL KNOW HOW THIS TURNED OUT: 2005 – Bicyclist Lance Armstrong sets record for winning his 7th consecutive Tour de France. Also, 1983 – Famous pine tar incident. George Brett’s game winning home run against the Yankees was disallowed.

HAPPY JULY 24 BIRTHDAY TO: Kristin Chenoweth 47, Pam Tillis 58, Jennifer Lopez 46, Bindi Irwin 17, Linda Carter 64, Barry Bonds 51, Anna Paquin 33,  Michael Richards 66, Rick Fox 46, Rose Bryne 36, Eric Szmanda 40, Ruth Buzzi 79, John Aniston 82, Chief Dan George (1899-1984), and Amelia Earhart (1897-1939).

23 Jul 2015
July 23, 2015

A Healing Miracle for Burns

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For Burns…..

Real interesting. Something I did not know, could come in handy………….

A young man sprinkling his lawn and bushes with pesticides wanted to check the contents of the barrel to see how much pesticide remained in it. He raised the cover and lit his lighter; the vapors ignited and engulfed him He jumped from his truck, screaming. His neighbour came out of her house with a dozen eggs and a bowl yelling: “bring me some more eggs!” She broke them, separating the whites from the yolks. The neighbour woman helped her to apply the whites onto the young man’s face. When the ambulance arrived and they saw the young man, they asked who had done this. Everyone pointed to the lady in charge. They congratulated her and said: “You have saved his face.” By the end of the summer, the young man brought the lady a bouquet of roses to thank her. His face was like a baby’s skin.

A Healing Miracle for Burns:

Keep in mind this treatment of burns is being included in teaching beginner fireman. First Aid consists of first spraying cold water on the affected area until the heat is reduced which stops the continued burning of all layers of the skin. Then, spread the egg whites onto the affected area.

One woman burned a large part of her hand with boiling water. In spite of the pain, she ran cold tap water on her hand, separated 2 egg whites from the yolks, beat them slightly and dipped her hand in the solution. The whites then dried and formed a protective layer.

She later learned that the egg white is a natural collagen and continued during at least one hour to apply layer upon layer of beaten egg white. By afternoon she no longer felt any pain and the next day there was hardly a trace of the burn. 10 days later, no trace was left at all and her skin had regained its normal color. The burned area was totally regenerated thanks to the collagen in the egg whites, a placenta full of vitamins.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Sorry you took it as a compliment when I compared you to a Kardashian.

HAPPY JULY 23 BIRTHDAY TO: Slash 50, Daniel Radcliffe 26, Paul Wesley 33,  Monica Lewinsky 42, Woody Harrelson 54, Michelle Williams 45, Stephanie Marsh 41, Tristan MacManus 33, Kathryn Hahn 40, Edie McClurg 64, Don Drysdale (1936-1993), Pee Wee Reese (1918-1999), and Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014).

Here is a Fresh Cucumber Salad Recipe that Will Stay Fresh For 2 Months

7 large dills, pickling cucumbers unpeeled sliced thin
1 1/2 cup sliced onions
1 1/2 cup sliced red peppers

1-tbsp salt
1-cup white vinegar
2-cups sugar
1-tsp celery seed
1-tsp mustard seed

Mix cucumbers, onions, peppers and salt in one bowl and set aside
Put vinegar, sugar, celery seed and mustard seed in a cooking pot and bring to a boil
Remove from heat and let cool for one hour before pouring over cucumber mixture
Pour mixture over vegetables
Put in jars and store in refrigerator
Will keep up to 2 months

Makes 2 – quart jars

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Ever talk to someone so stupid, that they make you squint?

SAD DAY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY: Theodore Bikel, a prolific performer who created the role of Captain Georg Von Trapp in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music and defined the role of Tevye the Milkman during more than 2,200 performances of Fiddler on the Roof, has died. He was 91.

HAPPY JULY 22 BIRTHDAY TO: David Spade 51, Rhys Ifans 48, Prince George 2, Selena Gomez 23, Alek Trebek 75, Bobby Sherman 72, Danny Glover 69, Don Henley 68, A.J. Cook 37, Willem Dafoe 60, Terrence Stamp 77, Rose Kennedy (1890-1995), and Dan Rowan (1922-1987).