Monday, June 30, 2014

Fireworks and their names

With the 4th of July coming up, it means FIREWORKS!!  I love fireworks but never knew the names of the ones I liked the best - I do now!  Here are the names of 10 Fireworks effects.   My favorite?  The Chrysanthemum or maybe it's the Spider or maybe the....


Dad and daughter duet in the car to "Let it Go"

Give this dad an award!  Love this!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WD-40 ... not just for squeaks!

I finally had it - couldn't stand the squeaky chair any longer so I got out the WD40 and I sprayed away!  Then I noticed I dropped some on the floor so I wiped it up....and the scuff mark that was on the floor went away too!
Started wondering what other Uses For WD-40 could I find - and viola!  I hit the jackpot with this link!  See for yourself - and stock up!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Happy 20th Birthday Simba!!!

Hakuna matata!  Happy Birthday Simba!!!  Can you believe it's been 20 years since the release of 'The Lion King'??!!  Here's a cool list of Every Crazy, Weird Fact About the Disney Classic - I thought I knew a lot about the "The Lion King" but I now know I didn't know as much as I thought!!

Ways to Save more $$, yeah!

It's no secret that I like to use coupons and save money - I mean, who doesn't want to save money right?? So here are  7 money-saving tricks of a coupon maven that can help us save a LOT more!

Foods That Make You Feel Full - and are Yummy!!

 So it seems that nite time is my downfall...I tend to crave junk food - and I'm not a junk food eater! So I did some investigating and found 12 Foods That Make You Feel Full from  - I knew about most of them but I was kinda surprised by pickles! Guess you know what I'll be stocking up on now! ;)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Fizzing Sidewalk Chalk Paint! » The Pleasantest Thing

On those days that the kids are whining about having nothing to do, why not make some  Fizzing Sidewalk Chalk Paint!  From the site,, it's super easy and lots of fun!  Plus it can wash off with the next rain!

I just love this 13 year old's voice - Jackie Evancho

This will definitely make you smile and say "WOW - what talent"!  Enjoy!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Away Mosquitos!!!

I am what my hubby calls "sweet meat" to mosquitos because they just LOVE to suck my blood!!  I don't like to use sprays with Deet in them and have found a few natural recipes that work using essential oils!  My girlfriend told me about this particular Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipe that uses only 2 ingredients!! (My kind of recipe!!)  Lime and Cloves! I'm gonna try it and see if it works - let me know if you try it too!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Keeping pets safe & happy during Fireworks and Thunder

The 4th of July is almost here, which is NOT the favorite holiday for my dogs!  They don't like fireworks - or thunderstorms for that matter...They have the fear of loud sounds - fireworks, thunder, gunshot -  called noise phobias. For a pet affected by loud noises, this is a terrifying and uncomfortable time; both for the pet and the people. .so I found some great advice for you regarding Fireworks & Pets.

A little precaution can do a lot in keeping your pet safe and happy loud noises arrive. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Versatile Vinegar - who knew?!!

So, I'm trying to save money these days and trying the "natural" way to clean the house, yard, me!  I never knew there were SO many uses for uses for Vinegar!  I knew it was great for glass cleaner, cleaning the toilet and shining up shoes and handbags but I had no idea it would be great for droopy flowers, killing weeds and making my nail polish last longer!  Looks like I'll be putting vinegar on the top of my grocery list from now on!! Take a peek at some of the other things it can do!!
Repair DVDs.
If you have a worn DVD that skips or freezes, wipe it down with white
distilled vinegar applied to a soft cloth. Make sure the DVD is
completely dry before reinserting it into the player.
Remove wax.
If you get melted candle wax on your wood furniture or floors, gently
wipe it away with a cloth soaked in a solution of equal parts white
vinegar and water.
Unclog drains.
For a natural, nontoxic way to clean clogged pipes, pour one cup of
baking soda, followed by one cup of white vinegar, down the drain. Let
the products bubble and foam, then flush the pipes with a pot of boiling
Soften your feet.
Summer sandals leaving you with cracked heals and calluses? Soak your
feet for 20 minutes a day in one part vinegar to two parts warm water.
The vinegar removes dead skin, leaving your feet soft and smooth.

WOW! She's the Real-life Elsa from "Frozen"!!

Wow, you've heard of doppelgangers, right?  It's the counterpart of a living person who is NOT a twin!  Take a look at the Florida teen who accidentally found her doppelganger in the movie "Frozen" - so tell me, is this Queen Elsa? Funny thing is her sister looks just like Elsa's sister Anna too!

 Is this Queen Elsa's human doppelganger?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Chick-fil-A Pay It Forward Chain Comes Full Circle

I love stories like this!  Cherie Miller, a local Florida woman, decided to pay for her meal and
the meal for the car behind her, at her local Chick-fil-A  causing a
massive chain reaction that lasted 18 cars. It eventually ran full
circle, when Miller went back to pick up her son's chicken nuggets and
the meal was paid for. She continued her original action and the trend
lasted another 20 cars!!! I think this is sooooo cool!  Let's try it today - Pay it forward somewhere and see what happens!!

Forget alcohol - Drink away your problems with this!!

Instead of "Drowning your sorrows" or "drinking away the depression" with alcohol - thy these drinks to alleviate the symptoms of depression and anxiety.  My fav, the  Dark Chocolate Shake! Not only will your taste buds thank you but so will your brain and your body!  Gonna remember this the next time I feel sad! 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Getting a new puppy soon? Try telling your kids THIS way!!

Awww - now THIS is how you tell your child you're getting a new puppy! Love her reaction!

The Singing Nun from Italy!!

Talk about having a marvelous talent and using it for God's glory!  Listen to this "Singing Nun" from Italy who WON the entire competition, The Voice Italia 2014.....this is her blind audition! Amazing!!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Habits to Have to be Happy!

So my girlfriend Robin Rock told me about this list from that "Happy" people do and may not realize it....of course I had to check it out! ;)  The one that surprised both of us - they put themselves first! Frankly I would have thought they would put other people before themselves but the rationale behind it makes sense.  And they're thankful for rejection and don't worry about money!  Check out the other habits happy people have and see how many you are doing!  

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Phil Collins LIVE - at a Miami Middle School!

I would have loved to see him perform this live but I'll settle for the video! Here's the article by David Onda...and the video too!

Phil Collins; Collins performs at school (Photos: Thomas Niedermueller/Getty, YouTube)

Phil Collins has not performed a live show since
2010, but the Genesis frontman recently returned to the stage… to
perform with a middle school band.

The 63-year-old singer, who announced his retirement due to health
issues in 2011, made a surprise appearance at the Miami Country Day
School’s spring music concert, where he performed “In the Air Tonight”
and “Land of Confusion” with his son’s band.

“I was nervous, because I’ve been doing this all my life, but it’s
still, ‘How good could it be? How good could it be tonight?’” Collins
said after taking the stage. ”And all of these kids came up to me
yesterday and were very, very pleasant, very, very nice, very polite,
and they all made me feel like part of the band. I even dressed in black
and white. They’re a bunch of great kids, and they’re sounding very
good tonight.”

Collins reportedly gave the performance at the request of his 13-year-old son Nicholas, who accompanied his dad on the drums at the concert. Nicholas, who is one of the singer’s two children with third wife Orianne Cevey, also presented his dad with a document making him an honorary member of the Miami Country Day Radio Ensemble.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Eat these foods to lower your cholesterol and age more gracefully.

If you've listened to me on, you know I'm a health nut!  Trying to do and eat all things healthy...and trying to age gracefully!  (Trying being the operative word here!)  There's a lot of talk about cholesterol lately and I've found 10 foods, according to Dr. Oz, that can help lower your cholesterol and help us age more gracefully? Plus they taste great!  Blueberries, Almonds and Chocolate - I'm all for that!!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Now THIS is a proposal!

This happened this past December - and I'm sure they will remember it forever!!! 

 [VIDEO] Justin Timberlake Helps Fan Propose to Girlfriend in His his Louisville Concert - YouTube

Ways to save gas money this summer

Filled my car up over the weekend and almost fainted from sticker shock!  Found these ways to save gas money this summer and believe me, I'm gonna try them out!  Now I did know about parking in the shade (gas evaporates faster in the sun) but I didn't know about filling your gas tank up on Wednesday or Thursday mornings!  Check out the other tips and save some money!!