Pallets? Hate weeding? Don’t feel like turning up a bunch of grass? Renting? You can take your garden with you. Use a pallet as a garden bed – staple garden cloth on the backside of the pallet fill with dirt and start growing! If you’re the type of gardener who cannot plant in a straight row no matter what, this will help.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: When life gives you lemons, freeze them and throw them as hard as possible at the people making your life difficult.

SAD DAY IN THE SPORTS WORLD: Former NHL all-star Tom Lysiak has died of leukemia. He was 63. The native of High Prairie, Alta., played 13 seasons in the NHL with the Atlanta Flames and Chicago Blackhawks, scoring 292 goals and adding 551 assists over 919 games.

HAPPY MAY 31 BIRTHDAY TO:  Colin Farrell 40, Brooke Shields 52, Joe Namath 73, Hugh Dillon 53, Sharon Gless 73, Archie Panjabi 44, Corey Hart 54, Lea Thompson 55, Clint Eastwood 85, Gregory Harrison 66, Chris Elliot 56, Tom Berenger 67, Eric Christian Olsen 39, and Walt Whitman (1819-1892).

Aluminum Foil As A Paint Protector
Protect doorknobs and hardware in the kitchen and bathroom when you’re painting by wrapping foil around them to catch dribbles. The foil molds to the shape of whatever it’s covering and stays firmly in place until the job is complete.

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1967 – Evil Knievel sets record, jumps over 16 cars on his motorcycle.

JOKE OF THE DAY: Elementary kids today have iPhones. When I was their age, I used to spread glue on my hands, wait for it to dry and peel it off.

HAPPY MAY 30 BIRTHDAY TO: Michael J. Pollard 77, Ted McGinley 58, Colm Meaney 63, Minai Noji 43, Clint Walker 89, Ceelo Green 42, Winona Judd 52, and Benny Goodman (1909-1986).

This was one of those days where I thought I had everything done but no… The best we can do, is a joke of the day and Happy Birthdays.

JOKE OF THE DAY: Some say I have selective hearing. I prefer to call it drama filtering.

HAPPY MAY 29 BIRTHDAY TO: Anthony Geary 69, LaToya Jackson 60, Mel B. 41, David Burtka 41, Danny Elfman 63, Lisa Welchel 53, Melissa Etheridge 55, Justin Chon 35, Riley Keogh 27, Rupert Everett 57, Annette Bening 58, Bob Hope (1903-2003), and John F. Kennedy (1917-1963),

 

Tender Lemon Rolls

Light and tender, these golden rolls are filled with a lemon curd sauce and lightly glazed. A sprinkle of walnuts, and you have a sweet roll that’s difficult to resist. —Shirley Duncan, Willis, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. MAKES: 12 servings
Ingredients
2-1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup water
2 eggs
3/4 cup lemon curd
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
ICING:
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I’ve learned two important lessons in life. I can’t remember the first one, but the second one is that I need to start writing stuff down.

HAPPY MAY 28 BIRTHDAY TO: Kylie Minogue 48, Jep Robertson 38, Michael Oher 30, Joseph Cross 30, Gladys Knight 72, John Fogerty 71, Elizabeth Hasselbeck 39, Justin Kirk 47, Rudy Giuliani 72 and Rob Ford (1969-2016).

There is something amazing right here in Saskatoon I never knew existed. The business is called FLOAT YXE and is situated at 215 Idylwyld Drive South #230, directly across from the Cactus Club (super easy to find). Float YXE first opened their doors as Oceanic Wellness Experience in the fall of 2012, but floating has been around since the 1950’s.

My first visit with them happened last week, the second one this week. Pictured here is one of the tanks. There is about 11″ of water which is kept at 93.5 degrees so no sweating like a steam room, it is a totally relaxing experience. Before entering the tank you are given ear plugs and you are asked to shower and remove any make-up. Each room is equipped with soap, shampoo and conditioner, along with a big fluffy towel. The water is triple filtered between floats for optimum cleanliness and the float rooms are so clean, you would never guess they had just been used. All you have to do is get in the tank and close the lid, this tank has the optional light which is first time users may like (I turned the light off about 30 minutes into the float). When your 90 minutes is up, soft music is played, you open the lid and have another shower. The only thing you may want to bring is a hair brush. The little blue square thing floating in the tank in the photo is the float pillow, you rest your head on while floating. This tank is quite big, I couldn’t touch the top of the dome, couldn’t touch side to side and if I really stretched from top to bottom I could touch toes and finger tips to the walls. Is floating for everyone? No; but neither is roller coasters or cooked carrots.

Below is a few FAQ’s I got from their website www.floatyxe.com. To find out more, please go to their site or call (306) 361-6446 and the staff would be more than happy to guide you through the floating experience.

Is there anything I should do to prepare?
Don’t drink coffee for several hours beforehand (it can make your system jittery)
Don’t shave or wax immediately before because the salt water can irritate your skin.
Eating a light meal about 60 to 90 minutes ahead of time stops your stomach from sounding like an angry monster while you float.
Other than what is listed above,  no other specific preparations are needed.
Do I need to bring anything?
If you have longer hair, you may want to bring a comb, and if you wear contacts bring something to put your lenses into while you’re in the tank. Other than that, we provide everything you need (towels, robes, earplugs, body wash/shampoo, etc.)
Will I get dehydrated if I stay in the float tank too long?
No – your skin doesn’t even “prune up”. You do absorb a lot of magnesium from the Epsom salts though.
Do I have to stay in the whole time?
There aren’t any latches on the tank doors, so you can get out at anytime. That said, the 90 minutes usually goes by w-a-a-a-a-y faster than you’d expect (our average customer usually says it felt like 30-45 minutes).
Will I drown if I fall asleep in there?
Nope. Some people fall asleep, but the water is sufficiently buoyant that you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.
What if I’m claustrophobic?
Being suspended in a tank is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box. You’re always in control of your environment, and even people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems during their time in the tank.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Sometimes you can just tell it’s going to be a “Does not play well with others.” kind of day.

HAPPY MAY 27 BIRTHDAY TO:  Lou Gossett Jr. 80, Jamie Oliver 41, Todd Bridges 51, Henry Kissinger 93, Christopher Lee 94, Jan Arden 54, Peri Gilpin 55, Joseph Fiennes 46, Chris Colfer 26, Don Williams 77, Wild Bill Hickock (1837-1876), Vincent Price (1911-1993), and Sam Snead (1912-2002).

 

 

2. Hanging Curtains Too Low
Hang curtain rods and draperies at the ceiling to make the room feel taller — this is especially important in small spaces. 

3. Buying Curtains That Are Too Short
“For classic side panels, you really have to go all the way to the floor,” designer Scot Meacham Wood says. “If you’re looking at ready-made drapes, make sure that they touch the floor, even if you have to buy the next size up and have them hemmed.”

4. Not Thinking About Fullness
“Traditionally, you should be looking at 2 to 2½ times the width of the window for the fullness of the drapes,” Wood says. “So if your window is 4 feet wide, the ungathered panels should be at least 8 feet wide, or even better, 10 feet.”

5. Avoiding the Iron
Wrinkled curtains look messy. Don’t be lazy and think they somehow will become unwrinkled after a few days, steam or iron them before you hang them.

6. Forgetting About Hardware
The window treatments are the main event, but the hardware is important, too. Pay attention to how heavy the curtains are, sometimes you may need a rod with extra support or added hardware. Also, think about the style of the rod and finial and how it goes with the curtain style.

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The ability to speak several languages is valuable, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless.

SAD DAY FOR JENNIFER ANISTON: Actress’s mother Nancy Dow Dies at 79 years old.
Aniston said her mother died from a long illness, and she “passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends.” Aniston’s mother was also an actress.

DOUBLE SAD DAY: Johnny Depp: Actor’s Mother Dies at Age 81 After Illness, Reports Say
Depp’s mother, Betty Sue Palmer, died Friday May 20 after a long illness, multiple outlets reported. Depp, is the youngest of four children. AND…Amber Heard: Actress Files for Divorce From Johnny Depp, Reports Say
The actress filed for divorce from Depp on Monday due to “irreconcilable differences,” outlets reported, citing court documents. The couple were married for 15 months.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1987 – Larry Bird steals an in bounds pass from Isiah Thomas, passes it to DJ for game winning layup.

HAPPY MAY 26 BIRTHDAY TO: Helena Bonham-Carter 50, Lisa Niemi 60, Masaharu Morimoto 61, Lenny Kravitz 52, Scott Disick 33, Genie Francis 54, Phillip Thomas 67, Hank Williams Jr. 67, Stevie Nicks 68, Levon Helm (1940-2012), John Wayne (1907-1979), Sally Ride (1951-2012), and Jack Kevorkian (1928-2011).

25 May 2016
May 25, 2016

Easy Guide To Making Half Recipes

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Here’s a small conversion table to help with downsizing recipes

1/4 Cup = 2 Tablespoons

1/3 Cup = 2 Tablespoons and 2 Teaspoons

1/2 Cup = 1/4 Cup

2/3 Cup = 1/3 Cup

3/4 Cup = 1 1/2 Teaspoons

1 Teaspoon = 1/2 Teaspoon

1/2 Teaspoon = 1/4 Teaspoon

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1977 Star Wars opens to a surprising success. George Lucas has gone to win 7 Oscars from the franchise and it still continuing on today.

JOKE OF THE DAY: One day a husband says to his wife, “Today is a fine day!” Next day he says it again. “Today is a fine day.” Again next day, he says same thing, “Today is a fine day.”

Finally after a week, the wife asks her husband, “Since last week, you are saying today is a fine day. I am fed up. What’s the matter?”

“Last week when we had an argument, you said, ‘I will leave you one fine day.’ I was just trying to remind you.”

HAPPY MAY 25 BIRTHDAY TO: Alberto Del Rio 39, Cillian Murphy 40, Aly Raisman 22, Frank Oz 72, Mike Myers 53, Octavia Spencer 46, Stacy London 47, Ian McKellen 77, Anne Heche 47, Brian Urlacher 38, and Dixie Carter (1939-2010).

 

Easy Fixes for a More Beautiful Bath
It’s a room often neglected in the design department, yet when guests come to visit, chances are they’re going to spend some time alone in your bathroom — left to ponder your lack of style or luxury. Banish bathroom beauty woes with these simple fixes you can make in just a few minutes.
If you have a wall that just needs that extra something, try mounting a floating shelf. Shelves lend themselves to the perfect palette for layering art, treasures from travels, or apothecary jars filled with cotton swabs and soaps. Add a punch of color with rolled up facecloths. It’s a simple change that has a big impact.

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1934 American bank robbers, Bonnie and Clyde, are ambushed by police and killed.

MAY 23 is World Turtle Day. It raises awareness and appreciation for the plight of turtles and tortoises on a global scale.

HAPPY MAY 23 BIRTHDAY TO: Drew Carey 58, John Otriz 48, Joan Collins 83, Jewel 42, Adam Wylie 32, H. Jon Benjamin 50, Betty Garrett (1919-2011), Scatman Crothers (1910-1986), and Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002).

22 May 2016
May 22, 2016

Tip To Have Sweet Pineapple

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No real blog today, taking a break.

This is a wonderful tip to redistribute sugar through your pineapple.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I’m the type of person who looks at the menu, but ends up ordering the exact same thing every time.

HAPPY MAY 22 BIRTHDAY TO: Naomi Campbell 46, Apollo Ohno 34, Victoria Wyndham (Rachel Cory on Another World) 71, Ann Cusak 55, Richard Benjamin 78, Dustin Moskovitz 32, Anna Belknap 44, Sir Lawrence Olivier (1907-1989), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), and Harvey Milk (1930-1978).

Army worms are back!!! Have you checked your trees??

This mixture is the fastest way to get rid of these suckers – mix in a spray bottle and spray the mass of worms. Works instantly!

  • 1 part liquid Tide
  • 1 part water
  • 2-3 parts vinegar

Caution: the vinegar may cause some damage to leaves. You can also use a mix of just soap and water too – omit the vinegar.

P.S. Chemical concoctions will kill the worms but also kill the natural predators of the worms as well. If you can get rid of them the non-toxic way, that is preferred!!!

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Tip for getting your deck ready for the long weekend. Walk out onto it with a beer. Repeat as necessary.

ANOTHER SAD DAY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD: Actor-comedian Alan Young, who played the straight man to a Mister Ed, a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom,has died, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home said Friday. He was 96. The English-born, Canadian-educated Young died Thursday of natural causes.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 2004 – Alex Rodriguez returns to Texas as a New York Yankee and is booed loudly by fans.

HAPPY MAY 21 BIRTHDAY TO: Mr.T 64, Judge Reinhold 60, Leo Sayer 68, Ronald Isley 76, Harold Robbins (1916-1997), and Raymond Burr (1917-1993).