Friday, April 25, 2014

Improve your Memory with these tricks!

 Lately I've been a little more forgetful than usual!  I'm associating it to a lack of sleep and the stress of last week's Easter preparations! I did a little searching and found that altering my daily habits just a "little bit" can help my memory!  Getting just one more hour of sleep (meaning going to bed earlier!) or just one more cup of coffee (really!!) can keep your memory sharp for years to come!  For a few more EASY ideas on improving your memory -  just click Here

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ideas for Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs

 Ok, so I've already made deviled eggs and egg salad out of the hard boiled Easter eggs...but what else?!  I found a post from Kayln Denny that gives 10 new ideas of what to make From Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs
I must admit, I have never thought of these - especially using hard-boiled eggs in cookies! (that's number 10!)

Dying Easter Eggs


Monday, April 21, 2014

Green is Universal - Tips for Earth Day/Week!

Green is Universal

Yes - it is and there are many things we can do today and all week long for Earth week.....and turning off lights is only ONE idea!  Doing your laundry in cold water is another!  What other things do YOU do to conserve energy?

Earth Day 2014 ideas

 Earth Day 2014 - what can YOU do to help your city/town be more "earth-friendly"? Click here for some great, easy ideas!   Green Cities Campaign

Most Common Forgotten Expenses in our Budgets!

Now that Tax season is over, it's easier for me to see where my money went last year and really get my budget under control!  However I find there are some sneaky things that keep cropping up that I don't always plan for and here are a few of the  Most Common Forgotten Expenses that you Forget to Budget for!

Lyrid meteor shower coming on Earth Day

 Earth Day is April 22, 2014 and this year we get a light show from Mother Nature to kick it all off! Here's the details on this cool event!

Lyrid meteor shower coming on Earth Day

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Jelly Bean Poem

Do you fill the plastic eggs with Jelly Beans?  Do you know you can tie in the Death and Resurrection of Jesus with Jelly Beans?  Just take a look at this  Easter Jelly Bean Poem

The link above has pictures - this poem, which is slightly different, does not!  Either way, Happy Easter!!

JELLY BEAN POEM:
Red is for the blood He gave...
Green is for the palms we waved..
Yellow is for the sun so bright...
Orange is for the edge of night...
Black is for the many sins made...
White is for the grace He gave
Purple is for the hour of sorrow..
Pink is for the Resurrection, a new tomorrow.

Garage Sale Season is here!

 Last weekend as I was driving to the grocery store, I saw it!!  The first Garage Sale sign of the season!   I've got lots of items to sell and can hardly wait to set up my own garage sale - my hubby can't wait either!  Besides Garage sales here are a few of the Best Places To Sell 8 Popular Household Items 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Basket ideas for Teenagers

Easter is almost here - and while the little kids may enjoy Easter egg hunts and the Easter basket surprises from the "Easter Bunny", the older kids - the teenagers who know everything - still like Easter baskets too (though they won't let on that they do!)  If you're stuck for some ideas, check out this link for Teenage Easter Basket Ideas.

My parents ALWAYS made a point of putting something special in my basket while still keeping the "Bunny" mystery alive for my siblings!  Thanks Mom and Dad!  Happy Easter!

The best time of your life happens in Midwest Schools!

With High School graduations around the corner and college acceptance letters going out, I thought I'd share this with you!  I'm a product of a "Midwest College" and yes, I agree with a number of these!  And I wouldn't have traded those years for anything!  So here's  9 Reasons Why Going To College In The Midwest Will Be The Best Time Of Your Life

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fly Southwest and get a Comedy Routine too!

Now THIS would keep my attention!  I think I'm gonna fly Southwest next time and really listen to the speech!

WATCH: Southwest Airlines flight attendant keeps passengers happy with hilarious safety speech  - NY Daily News

How to Do the Cup Song (with Pictures)

I play the "Cups" song from Anna Kendricks on the radio and people ask me if I can do it - YES I can!! And now YOU can do!  Here's the video I watched (over and over and over!) that shows you how to do it! Have fun!

How to Do the Cup Song: 30 Steps (with Pictures)

This Little Boy Stole the Show

 Ok ladies - this one is for you!!  Guys, you might want to watch and get a few pointers or new moves!

Watch his moves as he steals the show!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lunar Eclipse To Bring 'Blood Moon' On April 15, 2014

I have never really seen a "Blood Moon" but I'm about to - and if I miss it tonite, I know I'll have 3 more chances over the next year and a half to see one!  Do you know what I'm talking about??!!  Watch this video and I know you'll be watching for the Blood Moon too!!

 Lunar Eclipse To Bring 'Blood Moon' On April 15 (VIDEO)


 

Laugh alert! Listen to this conversation!

This is just a precious video that will have you laughing out loud!  Listen closely to the conversation this dad is having with his one-year-old son!  Enjoy!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wish I had her energy!!

Have you ever thought about doing a "Ground Hog Day" experiment...this guy recorded his daughter at the same time every Saturday morning for 3 months!!  Wish I had her energy every morning!!



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dance Away the Pounds

My girlfriend and I just went to this new class - I thought it was super fun because it had DANCING involved!

I went just to get a little more exercise but she went to help her lose weight!  Who knew that you could lose not only pounds but inches by dancing?!  I do now - and you do too! Want to know more? Click her to see  How to Lose 10 Pounds by Dancing

Fear of a Car Wash - Heartwarming!



Is there a name for a Fear of Car Washes?  I haven't found one but I did find a video of a little girl who's reaction to the car wash will warm your heart!  Enjoy!



Thursday, April 3, 2014

April and Arbor Day - for most states!

This month is the month most states celebrate Arbor Day - the day that celebrate  the signing of an Arbor Day proclamation.  Each state has their own date but the majority falls in April....so celebrate and Plant a state tree!  Illlinois's tree is the White Oak....do you know what state has what tree?  Click on the following link and find out!

Arbor Day By State By Date

THIS gives you Streak-free windows!!

Was reading my friend Robin's blog yesterday and she was talking about the secret to streak-free windows...it's Jet Dry!!  Wow, who knew?!!  Just mix a little Jet Dry with a liquid detergent in water then rinse off your windows with the garden hose!  The recipe is from the blog "Made From Pinterest".  Streak-free windows     from Jet Dry, Wow!  Gonna try it this year!







Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Decorah Eagle Cam with a Live Feed and More

Living on the river gives me an opportunity to see a lot of wildlife - birds specifically.  Just a few days ago I saw my first Bald Eagle!!  He (or she) was magnificent! I remembered the site in Decorah Iowa that had a camera focused on an Eagle's nest - I found it online and want to share it with you.  Beware, once you watch it you'll be hooked! 

 Decorah Eagle Cam 2014 Live Feed, Alerts, and More

Yikes! Throw these out Now!

May not feel like it temperature-wise but calendar-wise it's time for Spring Cleaning!  I've got lots to do according to this list - especially #6 with my spices!!

Spring cleaning! 10 things you should throw out right now - TODAY.com

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Kirby's first time in - SNOW!



I felt like this EARLIER this winter but not anymore - however this STILL makes me smile!  Its the first time Kirby has ever seen snow!


And I thought these were GOOD for me...

Pretty interesting - and I thought I was choosing the things that were good for me and my family - like trail mix and nut butter! Check out this list from Dr. Oz... 10 Things you think are Good for you but are NOT

Eat more Veggies!!

So you've heard the saying "An Apple a day keeps the Doctor away"...it
might be more appropriate to say "An apple AND Carrots a day keeps the
doctor away.", at least according to this study!  So like your mom
always told you - eat your veggies!! 

Study: Eat 7 servings of fruit, veggies daily

April Fool’s Day surprises- New & Old

I love April Fools Day - not only is it my great nephew Collin's birthday but I love the pranks people pull!  Here are a few cute ones for you to enjoy!  Happy April Fools Day!!


Video: Fox 13 Weatherman gets April Fool’s Day surprise | FOX13Now.com



Here are a few more memorable April Fools Day hoaxes throughout the years!

 Happy April Fools' Day: 6 memorable hoaxes