No one wants to turn an oven on in this heat. Make a dessert that is super fast, super easy and super tasty. Tastes as good as it looks.

20 ounces crushed pineapple
3 ounces cherry (jello)
1/2 cup cold water
16 ounces cottage cheese
9 ounces cool whip
1/2 cup chopped pecans

In a large sauce pan mix the pineapples and cherry jello, bring to a boil,add 1/2 cup cold water
Let mixture chill until soft set; fold in cottage cheese, cool whip & pecans
Chill until congealed firm
And then enjoy!

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I wish I loved exercising as much as I love drinking wine and eating everything.

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

HAPPY JULY 31 BIRTHDAY TO: Dean Cain 51, Michael Biehn 61, J.K. Rowling 52, Geraldine Chaplin 73, Wesley Snipes 55, Demarcus Ware 35, BJ Novak 38, Mark Cuban (entrepreneur) 59, Rico Rodriguez 19, and Ted ‘Lurch’ Cassidy (1932-1979).

30 Jul 2017
July 30, 2017

Lazy Sunday

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Just a little added note to the “Sleep until you’re hungry” post. Take your dog for a long walk in the country, enjoy nature, breath the fresh air, enjoy the peace. If you don’t have a dog…take yourself for a walk.

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Forget what hurt you, but never forget what it taught you.

JULY 30 IS: National Friendship Day

HAPPY JULY 30 BIRTHDAY TO: Jaime Pressley 40, Arnold Schwarzenegger 70, Buddy Guy 81, Delta Burke 61, Vivica A. Fox 53, Hilary Swank 43, Lisa Kudrow 54, Tom Green 45, Alton Brown 55, Lawrence Fishburne 56, Paul Anka 76, Christine Taylor 46, Hope Solo 36, Simon Baker 48, and Henry Ford (1863-1957).

29 Jul 2017
July 29, 2017

Get Rid Of Cat (and Dog) Pee

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Having a pet is a great joy…having them pee on the carpet is not. As the owner of a few dogs myself over the years, I have cleaned many ‘messes’. This combination of 16 oz of peroxide, 1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid and 1 tablespoon baking soda works like a charm. Mix together and soak the area, let dry completely and vacuum any white residue.

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you are always in the same place.

PERSONAL MILESTONE OF THE DAY: This is the 1,600th blog posting since this website was introduced in 2013.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1981 – Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana televised.

HAPPY JULY 29 BIRTHDAY TO: Martina McBride 51, Ted Lindsay 92 who organized the NHL Players Union, Josh Radnor 43, Patty Scialfa 64, Tim Gunn 64, Will Wheaton 45, and Peter Jennings (1938-2005).

28 Jul 2017
July 28, 2017

Easy Weekend Shrimp Pasta

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This is a quick, easy recipe for the start of a weekend and a great pairing of pasta and shrimp.


1 lb of spaghetti.
1 ½ lbs of peeled and deveined medium shrimp.
1 ½ tbsp. olive oil.
3 minced cloves of garlic.
3 tsp. paprika.
1 tbsp fresh parsley.
Black pepper.

Ingredients (for the sauce):

½ cup of Hellman’s mayonnaise.
½ cup of Thai sweet chili sauce.
2 minced cloves of garlic.
2 tbsp. lime juice.
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes.
½ tbsp. onion powder.
How to:
Mix all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl.
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions and drain.
In a medium bowl, mix the uncooked shrimp, paprika, 3 cloves of garlic and pepper until well combined.
Cook the shrimp in a large skillet over medium high heat stirring constantly for 10 minutes.
Mix together all of the ingredients in a large bowl, the pasta, shrimp and the sauce and toss well.
Easy, peasy and yummy! We use this with shrimp as it adds a wonderful flavor to the pasta, my kids love adding some cheese over the top. Give it a shot, you’ll like it.

Source : allrecipes,com

SHARING: I do not claim all posts to be my own…I post the sites, who and where they originate if the source is known.

JOKE OF THE DAY: I swear if my memory was any worse, I could plan my own surprise party.

THIS DAY IN BUSINESS:  2001 – Search engine Google launches Google Images, allowing users to instantly search over 250 million images.

HAPPY JULY 28 BIRTHDAY TO: Sally Struthers 70, Nolan Gerard Funk 31, Jim Davis 72, Dustin Milligan 32, Lori Loughlin 53, Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy (1929-1994), Terry Fox (1958-1981), Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), and Rudy Valee (1901-1986).

27 Jul 2017
July 27, 2017

Huge Decorating For Small Patios

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These photos of small deck and balcony spaces turned up on the internet somewhere and I had to share them. You can have a luscious looking outdoor space with a small budget, a creative imagination and a bit of DIY. It all starts with artificial grass (not green carpeting). This is a bit pricey but well worth the investment. Some condo boards don’t allow for permanent outdoor fixtures so check with them before you begin any one of these projects. To create a portable canopy similar to the one in the first photo, insert 4X4 pressure treated posts in pails of cement and let harden. From there, you can move the posts to accommodate smaller or larger areas. String lights, curtains or canopies between the posts. Super idea for outdoor weddings.

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: BEAUTY: attracts the eyes, but personality captures the soul.

THIS DAY IN BUSINESS: 1866 – The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is completed from Ireland to Newfoundland.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1996 – Atlanta Summer Olympics: bomb explodes at Olympic Park.

HAPPY JULY 27 BIRTHDAY TO: Jonathon Rhys Myers 40, Seamus Deaver 41,  A-Rod 42, Bobbie Gentrie 73, Maya Rudolph 45, Norman Lear 95, Jerry Van Dyke 86, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau 47, Nick Hogan 27, Betty Thomas 69, and Julian McMahon 49.

26 Jul 2017
July 26, 2017

Measurements To Make Half A Recipe

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Measurements To Make Half A Recipe: Sometimes it can be a guessing game for the measurements required to make half a recipe. Here is a guideline to make life a little easier.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: When you’re old, you take all your drugs after the concert.

HAPPY JULY 26 BIRTHDAY TO: Monica Raymund 31, Dorothy Hamill 61, Helen Mirren 72, Sandra Bullock 53, Mick Jagger 74, Taylor Momsen 24, Kate Beckinsale 44, Kevin Spacey 58, 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).

When searching for a blog idea the other day, I came across a decorating article, “70 Beautiful Foyers”. As it turns out, these foyers were larger than most people’s livingrooms. Most of us have an entry like this one where we believe there is no room for function. in these before and afters, they have added new, light colored flooring, a coat of light blue paint on the upper walls and beadboard, painted white, on the lower walls. This instantly brightens up and defines the space. Coat hooks give you somewhere to ‘hang your hat’ so to speak and a narrow table id a dropping spot for mail, keys, cell phones and mitts. The chair does not have to be large, just somewhere to put on your shoes. Painting it the same color as the walls helps it to blend in. Finish the space off with art, a mirror or in this case, a wreath.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute. – George Bernard Shaw

JULY 25 IS: National Tequila Day. Enjoy.

HAPPY JULY 25 BIRTHDAY TO: Matt LeBlanc 50, Ed Dickson 30, Michael Alan Welch 30, Iman 62, Illeania Douglas 52, Walter Brennan (1894-1974), Brad Renfro (1982-2008), Walter Payton (1954-1999), and Estelle Getty (1923-2008).

The English Bay Single Glide is a BEST SELLER year after year because it is; first and foremost, comfortable, the smooth gliding motion soothes the body and the spirit, minimal maintenance, three resin colors to match any decor, AND it is affordable. Pair it with a Universal Ottoman and glide through the summer. Call me old fashioned but there is still the comfort of an old fashioned rocker as well.

Resin Color: Safari Java (SJA), Canary Taupe (CAT) and White (WHT)

Frame: Aluminum

Fabric: approx.100 SUNBRELLA fabrics available in soilds, patterns and stripes.

English Bay Single Glider   FN12769                      W30″ x D30″ x H36″

English Bay Rocker          FN12718                        W26″ x D34″ x H36″

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JOKE OF THE DAY: When you clean out a vacuum cleaner do you become a…vacuum cleaner?

HAPPY JULY 24 BIRTHDAY TO: Pam Tillis 60, Ruth Buzzi 81, Eric Szmanda 42, Barry Bonds 53, John Aniston 84, Anna Paquin 35, Linda Carter 66, Michael Richards 68, Rick Fox 48, Rose Bryne 38, Jennifer Lopez 48, Bindi Irwin 19, Kristin Chenoweth 49, Chief Dan George (1899-1984), and Amelia Earhart (1897-1939).

23 Jul 2017
July 23, 2017

Another Lazy Sunday

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Good Question: Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 2007 – Honda produces their 6 millionth Civic in North America
1995 – Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered; it will become visible to the naked eye nearly a year later

HAPPY JULY 23 BIRTHDAY TO: Slash 52, Kathryn Hahn 42, Stephanie Marsh 43, Monica Lewinsky 44, Tristan MacManus 35, Paul Wesley 35, Edie McClurg 66, Woody Harrelson 56, Michelle Williams 47, Daniel Radcliffe 28, Don Drysdale (1936-1993), Pee Wee Reese (1918-1999), and Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014).

22 Jul 2017
July 22, 2017

Small Spaces – Big Seating

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Small living room spaces don’t have to feel cramped. Make the most of your seating space with this tip. Choose occasional chairs with no arms or small, slim arms. This chair, for example, can seat two smaller people if necessary. That is because most of the square footage is given to the seat instead of the arms. They feel luxurious and roomy even though they’re not big. The “PEARL” chair from Korson Furniture (and available at Charter House Interiors), comes in ruby or teal (blue) with black powder coated legs.

SHARING: I do not claim all recipes or any post to be my own…I post who, or where, the sites originate if they are known.

JOKE OF THE DAY: I’m not bossy. I simply make suggestions without options.

SAD DAY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: Kenny Shields, the lead singer of Canadian rock band Streetheart who swaggered across the country’s stages for decades, died of heart failure Friday. He was 69.

THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT:  2008 – Golden girls actress Estelle Getty passes away in her home in Hollywood.

HAPPY JULY 22 BIRTHDAY TO: Don Henley 70, Rhys Ifans 50, Danny Glover 71, Willem Dafoe 62, David Spade 53, Prince George 4, Bobby Sherman 74, Selena Gomez 25, Alek Trebek 77, A.J. Cook 39, Terrence Stamp 79, Rose Kennedy (1890-1995), and Dan Rowan (1922-1987).