Easy composting -- just invest $6 in a tub and make holesin the lid and bottom and you're good to go.  Use food scraps (not rotting meat by lela
lela
lela Easy composting -- just invest $6 in a tub and make holesin the lid and bottom and you're good to go. Use food scraps (not rotting meat
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When the flu strikes, you're covered. Just print, make copies, and your sub is good-to-go! by carmen
carmen
carmen When the flu strikes, you're covered. Just print, make copies, and your sub is good-to-go!
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Calming Jar-tell your child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom. If you want to make your own calming jar (good for moms as well) they are really easy! All you need to do is: jar or bottle with a lid 1 tbsp of clear glue (or glitter glue) to each 1 cup of (hot) water to fill the jar add in glitter (about 1 inch of glitter) food coloring (optional) by Eccedentesiast
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Eccedentesiast Calming Jar-tell your child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom. If you want to make your own calming jar (good for moms as well) they are really easy! All you need to do is: jar or bottle with a lid 1 tbsp of clear glue (or glitter glue) to each 1 cup of (hot) water to fill the jar add in glitter (about 1 inch of glitter) food coloring (optional)
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Use an old pallet to make a vertical herb garden! Cheap, easy and beautiful!  Just make sure to find out how the pallet was treated so you're not planting in harmful chemicals!!! by dee
dee
dee Use an old pallet to make a vertical herb garden! Cheap, easy and beautiful! Just make sure to find out how the pallet was treated so you're not planting in harmful chemicals!!!
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice
DIY Lotion Fabric Softener. I want to be clear that I ABSOLUTELY AM NOT suggesting you BUY lotion to make this. HOWEVER, if you're like me and you have some lotion collecting dust, maybe you should give this a try. See, I liked the smell, I just didn't like it as lotion. I used a 1:1:2 ratio of lotion, white vinegar & WARM water. I just put it straight in a jar with a lid & gave it a good shake. It will seperate so shake before use. As for amount & how to use - use the same as you normally use/add your fabric softener. I used Juniper Breeze from BandBW which does not make cheap fabric softener, but is better than throwing it away. I use it on my sheets & towels & love the way they smell;) by Mummigurl
Mummigurl
Mummigurl DIY Lotion Fabric Softener. I want to be clear that I ABSOLUTELY AM NOT suggesting you BUY lotion to make this. HOWEVER, if you're like me and you have some lotion collecting dust, maybe you should give this a try. See, I liked the smell, I just didn't like it as lotion. I used a 1:1:2 ratio of lotion, white vinegar & WARM water. I just put it straight in a jar with a lid & gave it a good shake. It will seperate so shake before use. As for amount & how to use - use the same as you normally use/add your fabric softener. I used Juniper Breeze from BandBW which does not make cheap fabric softener, but is better than throwing it away. I use it on my sheets & towels & love the way they smell;)
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Baked spaghetti pie to the dinner rescue! Creamy, four cheese baked spaghetti topped with a homemade spaghetti meat sauce. So easy to make and leftovers are just as good, if not better. by vhubie
vhubie
vhubie Baked spaghetti pie to the dinner rescue! Creamy, four cheese baked spaghetti topped with a homemade spaghetti meat sauce. So easy to make and leftovers are just as good, if not better.
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Artisan Bread - soo good and easy to make (I don't use my stone, just let it raise on a cookie sheet sprinkled with cornmeal.  Also cover by Comedor
Comedor
Comedor Artisan Bread - soo good and easy to make (I don't use my stone, just let it raise on a cookie sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Also cover
rico pan
BBQ pulled pork  2-3 lb pork tenderloin and season it with salt and pepper  2 onions, chopped  12-oz bottle bbq sauce  1/4 c honey      Just put a lid on it for 6 to 8 hours on Low…    When it is done and the meat easy pulls away with a fork, take two forks and shred the meat, mixing well with the sauce and onions. by kathie
kathie
kathie BBQ pulled pork 2-3 lb pork tenderloin and season it with salt and pepper 2 onions, chopped 12-oz bottle bbq sauce 1/4 c honey Just put a lid on it for 6 to 8 hours on Low… When it is done and the meat easy pulls away with a fork, take two forks and shred the meat, mixing well with the sauce and onions.
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Includes one 3-month carbon filter, snap lid and convenient carry handle Built-in, activated-carbon filters for odor-free composting Great for vegetable scraps and other kitchen waste Rather than make daily trips to the compost pile because of smelly, compost-bound scraps, this countertop or under-cabinet Compost Bucket has built-in, activated-carbon filters to absorb odors. Toss in vegetable scraps, tea bags, eggshells and other organic materials, then take to the compost pile later. Includes (1) carbon filter, snap lid, easy carry handle. Canada. Regular compost bucket measures 8"L x 7½"W x 7¾"H; 5.5 quarts. Tall compost bucket measures 9"L x 9"W x 11¼"H; 9.6 quarts. Replacement carbon filters also available in sets of 3 or 12. Filters last approximately 3 months. $18.00 by Gaiam
Gaiam
Gaiam Includes one 3-month carbon filter, snap lid and convenient carry handle Built-in, activated-carbon filters for odor-free composting Great for vegetable scraps and other kitchen waste Rather than make daily trips to the compost pile because of smelly, compost-bound scraps, this countertop or under-cabinet Compost Bucket has built-in, activated-carbon filters to absorb odors. Toss in vegetable scraps, tea bags, eggshells and other organic materials, then take to the compost pile later. Includes (1) carbon filter, snap lid, easy carry handle. Canada. Regular compost bucket measures 8"L x 7½"W x 7¾"H; 5.5 quarts. Tall compost bucket measures 9"L x 9"W x 11¼"H; 9.6 quarts. Replacement carbon filters also available in sets of 3 or 12. Filters last approximately 3 months. $18.00
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Who says you can't make granny squares if you're a knitter! Well, in this case, we're technically making Loom Knit Granny Rounds, but either way it's pretty neat. Just use this free tutorial from Kristen Mangus of GoodKnit Kisses and learn how to use this easy loom knitting project to create a Granny Round. Once you're done, you can use these ro... by alissa
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alissa Who says you can't make granny squares if you're a knitter! Well, in this case, we're technically making Loom Knit Granny Rounds, but either way it's pretty neat. Just use this free tutorial from Kristen Mangus of GoodKnit Kisses and learn how to use this easy loom knitting project to create a Granny Round. Once you're done, you can use these ro...
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10 Predinner Snacks to Quiet After-Work Hunger: I don't know about you, but when I get home from work I'm often starving, especially if I've just worked out. The key to keeping myself from devouring any junk food we have in the kitchen is to have healthy, ready-to-go snack options in my fridge. If you're like me, keep reading for 10 sweet or savory snacks that are easy to make, can be prepared ahead, and are perfectly portioned to tide you over before dinner! by leila
leila
leila 10 Predinner Snacks to Quiet After-Work Hunger: I don't know about you, but when I get home from work I'm often starving, especially if I've just worked out. The key to keeping myself from devouring any junk food we have in the kitchen is to have healthy, ready-to-go snack options in my fridge. If you're like me, keep reading for 10 sweet or savory snacks that are easy to make, can be prepared ahead, and are perfectly portioned to tide you over before dinner!
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With only 6 ingredients and 20 minutes of cooking time, this veggie and protein-packed quinoa dish can is the perfect quick weeknight dinner or lunch on-the-go. Very good and easy to make. Keeper! by janine
janine
janine With only 6 ingredients and 20 minutes of cooking time, this veggie and protein-packed quinoa dish can is the perfect quick weeknight dinner or lunch on-the-go. Very good and easy to make. Keeper!
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Baked Apple Pie Tortilla Rolls - So easy to make! A favorite go-to dessert! You can use apple pie filling from scratch or canned! Enjoy hot or cold! Great served warm with vanilla ice cream or cold, wrapped in wax paper in your hand - so good! | SweetLittleBluebird.com by isabelle07
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isabelle07 Baked Apple Pie Tortilla Rolls - So easy to make! A favorite go-to dessert! You can use apple pie filling from scratch or canned! Enjoy hot or cold! Great served warm with vanilla ice cream or cold, wrapped in wax paper in your hand - so good! | SweetLittleBluebird.com
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Need a quick and easy party appetizer? Use a toothpick to dip big, red grapes halfway into melted white chocolate. Then dip the bottom in crushed nuts (peanuts, cashews, whatever you have). Done, that's it. They taste just like caramel apples. Make a ton because they disappear quickly! by maricela
maricela
maricela Need a quick and easy party appetizer? Use a toothpick to dip big, red grapes halfway into melted white chocolate. Then dip the bottom in crushed nuts (peanuts, cashews, whatever you have). Done, that's it. They taste just like caramel apples. Make a ton because they disappear quickly!
Yummo
RABBITS FOR SELF- SUFFICIENCY  Rabbits are quiet, grow fast, have large litters and can be fed on produce from the garden, or by foraging safe weeds and other safe food sources, or just good quality hay (They will grow faster on pellets or a balanced natural diet)    Rabbits a great high protein, low-fat, white meat, that is great tasting, easy to slaughter and no freezing needed. Just keep them in the cages until ready to put on the plate.  More info.... by rae
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rae RABBITS FOR SELF- SUFFICIENCY Rabbits are quiet, grow fast, have large litters and can be fed on produce from the garden, or by foraging safe weeds and other safe food sources, or just good quality hay (They will grow faster on pellets or a balanced natural diet) Rabbits a great high protein, low-fat, white meat, that is great tasting, easy to slaughter and no freezing needed. Just keep them in the cages until ready to put on the plate. More info....
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double doors for easy clean out & nesting boxes on either side.  This would be good for 2 different breeds or separating Roos from Hens with a divider in between.  Almost like having 2 hen houses.  I would also make the birds entrance underneath with fencing around the bottom for outside day use when raining or in winter. by jeri
jeri
jeri double doors for easy clean out & nesting boxes on either side. This would be good for 2 different breeds or separating Roos from Hens with a divider in between. Almost like having 2 hen houses. I would also make the birds entrance underneath with fencing around the bottom for outside day use when raining or in winter.
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Crocodile stitch shrug cute for a little girl. Inspiration, but so easy lookin! just start doing rows that'd be long enough, make it about 7 rows, one row skipping 4 scales where arms go, then 3 more but adding 6 instead of 4 where the sleeves go. then button. ta da! might not be perfect yet but you get the picture. by crochetlove
crochetlove
crochetlove Crocodile stitch shrug cute for a little girl. Inspiration, but so easy lookin! just start doing rows that'd be long enough, make it about 7 rows, one row skipping 4 scales where arms go, then 3 more but adding 6 instead of 4 where the sleeves go. then button. ta da! might not be perfect yet but you get the picture.
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Sarah's Never-Ending Projects: Living Room Afghan Pattern. It's pretty easy if you know how to crochet. If you don't, and you want to learn how, there's TONS of good videos on You Tube, so go buy some yarn and a hook, and get goin'! Then come back, and use this pattern to make an afghan! by josepha
josepha
josepha Sarah's Never-Ending Projects: Living Room Afghan Pattern. It's pretty easy if you know how to crochet. If you don't, and you want to learn how, there's TONS of good videos on You Tube, so go buy some yarn and a hook, and get goin'! Then come back, and use this pattern to make an afghan!
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PERSUASIVE/OPINION WRITING PACKETt~ CCSS aligned, this easy-to-use writing packet includes a list of over thirty (30+) persuasive/opinion sentence starters, six (6) writing sample worksheets, three (3) lists of persuasive/opinion prompts, a letter prewriting template, paragraph prewriting graphic organizer, and full-size answer keys. These lessons review, teach, and reinforce critical skills to help students make their persuasive/opinion writing logical and organized. Print and go!  $ by petra
petra
petra PERSUASIVE/OPINION WRITING PACKETt~ CCSS aligned, this easy-to-use writing packet includes a list of over thirty (30+) persuasive/opinion sentence starters, six (6) writing sample worksheets, three (3) lists of persuasive/opinion prompts, a letter prewriting template, paragraph prewriting graphic organizer, and full-size answer keys. These lessons review, teach, and reinforce critical skills to help students make their persuasive/opinion writing logical and organized. Print and go! $
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I make these every year for Christmas breakfast and they are fabulous!   "Crack Sticks aka Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups: Oh My Goodness! These are so easy and OH MY YUMMY GOOD...just white bread, crusts removed & flattened, spread w sweetened cream cheese, rolled jelly roll style, then dipped in cinnamon sugar & baked until crispy crunchy & cream cheese is hot & oozing. Delicious finger food for a brunch or shower." by Allison Fasnacht
Allison Fasnacht
Allison Fasnacht I make these every year for Christmas breakfast and they are fabulous! "Crack Sticks aka Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups: Oh My Goodness! These are so easy and OH MY YUMMY GOOD...just white bread, crusts removed & flattened, spread w sweetened cream cheese, rolled jelly roll style, then dipped in cinnamon sugar & baked until crispy crunchy & cream cheese is hot & oozing. Delicious finger food for a brunch or shower."
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HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU'RE A TEACHER? by Jeff Foxworty  # You get a secret thrill out of laminating things.  # You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line.  # You walk into a store and hear the words, “It’s Ms./Mr. ____________ and know you have been spotted.  # You have 25 people who  accidentally call you Mom/Dad at one time or another.  # You can eat a multi-course meal in under 25 minutes.  # You’ve trained yourself to go to the bathroom at two distinct times of the day, lunch and planning period.  # You start saving other people’s trash, because most likely, you can use that toilet paper tube or plastic butter tub for something in the classroom.  # You believe the Teacher’s Lounge should be equipped with a margarita machine.  # You want to slap the next person who says, “Must be nice to work 7 to 3 and have summers off”.  # You believe chocolate is a food group.  # You can tell if it’s a full moon without ever looking outside.  # You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says, “Boy, the kids are sure mellow today.”  # You feel the urge to talk to strange children and correct their behavior when you are out in public.  # You believe in aerial spraying of Ritalin.  # You think caffeine should be available in intravenous form.  # You spend more money on school stuff than you do on your own children.  # You can’t pass the school supply aisle without getting at least 5 items!  # You ask your friends to use their words and explain if the left hand turn he made was a “good choice” or “bad choice.”  # You find true beauty in a can full of perfectly sharpened pencils.  # You are secretly addicted to hand sanitizer.  # You understand, instantaneously, why a child behaves in a certain way after meeting his/her parents by penelope
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penelope HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU'RE A TEACHER? by Jeff Foxworty # You get a secret thrill out of laminating things. # You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line. # You walk into a store and hear the words, “It’s Ms./Mr. ____________ and know you have been spotted. # You have 25 people who accidentally call you Mom/Dad at one time or another. # You can eat a multi-course meal in under 25 minutes. # You’ve trained yourself to go to the bathroom at two distinct times of the day, lunch and planning period. # You start saving other people’s trash, because most likely, you can use that toilet paper tube or plastic butter tub for something in the classroom. # You believe the Teacher’s Lounge should be equipped with a margarita machine. # You want to slap the next person who says, “Must be nice to work 7 to 3 and have summers off”. # You believe chocolate is a food group. # You can tell if it’s a full moon without ever looking outside. # You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says, “Boy, the kids are sure mellow today.” # You feel the urge to talk to strange children and correct their behavior when you are out in public. # You believe in aerial spraying of Ritalin. # You think caffeine should be available in intravenous form. # You spend more money on school stuff than you do on your own children. # You can’t pass the school supply aisle without getting at least 5 items! # You ask your friends to use their words and explain if the left hand turn he made was a “good choice” or “bad choice.” # You find true beauty in a can full of perfectly sharpened pencils. # You are secretly addicted to hand sanitizer. # You understand, instantaneously, why a child behaves in a certain way after meeting his/her parents
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They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor"  But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low  The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:  Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married.  Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"  Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."  There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.  The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.  In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat.  Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.  Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.  Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.  England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.  And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring by NoelleGarcia
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NoelleGarcia They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring
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Year-round production Odor-free operation Expandable up to 7 trays Available in 100% recycled post-consumer plastic in black Easy to assemble and manage Comes with "quick tips" lid for easy reference Houses eight to twelve thousand worms that consume 5-8lbs of food per week 5 year warranty on parts and workmanship Made in the USA   Includes: 4 stacking trays and base "Worm tea" collection tray Instruction book Ventilation "quick tips" lid 1 250gm coir brick Shredded paper Spigot All required hardware We were psyched to find this U.S.-made, 100% post-consumer-recycled plastic worm composter that improves on the classic design. Now, you can compost more easily in your apartment, kitchen, porch or garage. Just fill the stacking trays with kitchen scraps (and even junk mail); worms migrate upward through the trays as they break down waste, leaving organic and nutrient-rich garden amendments. Compact, square design expands to include one, three, four or five stacking trays that hold 12½ lbs. of compost each. Can house 8,000-12,000 worms that consume 5 to 8 lbs. of food per week. Built-in collector tray and spigot for easy worm-tea draining. Odor-free operation. 16-page instruction manual. Five-year mfg. warranty. Additional trays also available. USA. NOTE: Worms not included; purchase separately. Find local worm distributors at www.findworms.com. $110.00 by Gaiam
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Gaiam Year-round production Odor-free operation Expandable up to 7 trays Available in 100% recycled post-consumer plastic in black Easy to assemble and manage Comes with "quick tips" lid for easy reference Houses eight to twelve thousand worms that consume 5-8lbs of food per week 5 year warranty on parts and workmanship Made in the USA   Includes: 4 stacking trays and base "Worm tea" collection tray Instruction book Ventilation "quick tips" lid 1 250gm coir brick Shredded paper Spigot All required hardware We were psyched to find this U.S.-made, 100% post-consumer-recycled plastic worm composter that improves on the classic design. Now, you can compost more easily in your apartment, kitchen, porch or garage. Just fill the stacking trays with kitchen scraps (and even junk mail); worms migrate upward through the trays as they break down waste, leaving organic and nutrient-rich garden amendments. Compact, square design expands to include one, three, four or five stacking trays that hold 12½ lbs. of compost each. Can house 8,000-12,000 worms that consume 5 to 8 lbs. of food per week. Built-in collector tray and spigot for easy worm-tea draining. Odor-free operation. 16-page instruction manual. Five-year mfg. warranty. Additional trays also available. USA. NOTE: Worms not included; purchase separately. Find local worm distributors at www.findworms.com. $110.00
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Combines composter with rain barrel into one easy-to-use, space-saving tool. Rotates easily to aerate and divert tea. Adds compost tea to diverted rainwater to create nutrient-rich gardening water. The Compost Wizard Hybrid saves space and money with its 7 cubic foot–capacity rotating composter with a 47-gallon rain barrel. Simply rotate the rain barrel, aerate the compost and release nutrient-rich “compost tea.� The tea is funneled down into the rain barrel where it mixes directly with the rainwater diverted from your gutters to make a plant super-food. Made from 100% recycled plastic. 31"x 23"x 23". USA. Due to the size of this item, a delivery surcharge of $10 will be added to the order for standard delivery. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Ships to contiguous U.S. only. $249.00 by Gaiam
Gaiam
Gaiam Combines composter with rain barrel into one easy-to-use, space-saving tool. Rotates easily to aerate and divert tea. Adds compost tea to diverted rainwater to create nutrient-rich gardening water. The Compost Wizard Hybrid saves space and money with its 7 cubic foot–capacity rotating composter with a 47-gallon rain barrel. Simply rotate the rain barrel, aerate the compost and release nutrient-rich “compost tea.� The tea is funneled down into the rain barrel where it mixes directly with the rainwater diverted from your gutters to make a plant super-food. Made from 100% recycled plastic. 31"x 23"x 23". USA. Due to the size of this item, a delivery surcharge of $10 will be added to the order for standard delivery. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Ships to contiguous U.S. only. $249.00
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Invest in some pure essential oils from the health food store –    Next, disinfect and deodorize your washing machine so that your clothes will not absorb a lingering musty smell. You can do this pretty easily by pouring two cups of vinegar into your machine, and run a full cycle — without any clothes or detergent. If your water is very dirty, let the agitator run for 8-10 minutes, open the lid and let the vinegar sit overnight. In the morning, empty the basin and run the washer through a complete cycle with two cups of vinegar. Do this every six months to eliminate soap scum, and musty smells.  Basic soaps: Stock your laundry room with Borax, Epsom Salts, distilled white vinegar (not apple cider vinegar), and for tough stains, plain, unscented Tide Detergent and Oxy Clean. If you have a high efficiency washer, skip the Borax and buy only the unscented HE deterge rent powder. Borax creates too much “suds,” the major failure of HE washers.  Scent your laundry: Open your jug of distilled white vinegar, and drop in 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil. French laundry mistresses have used lavender for centuries. Let the oils permeate the vinegar for about a week before using.  Open your box of Borax, (or HE detergent if you have an HE washer) and pour the powder into a clean empty container with a lid. (An empty oxy-clean bucket will work.) Drop 20-30- drops of essential oils into the Borax, and stir thoroughly to mix the scents. Cover and let the scents mix for about a week before using.  Basic laundry soap: If you have a regular top loading washer (one that doesn’t require HE soap), for each load, add ½ of the amount of detergent you usually use, combined with the other half of Borax. If I’m washing whites, I’ll also add a ½ cup of oxy clean. (Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer.)  Add 1/2 cup of scented vinegar to each load along with the detergent. It fights germs, keeps your colors from bleeding, and deodorizers your laundry.  Use your scented vinegar in place of your fabric softener in the Rinse Cycle to eliminate static cling, remove pet hair and complete dissolve and rinse away soap.  To get REALLY white whites – -try this. Fill your washing machine with hot water and one or two cups of oxy clean. Add your laundry and let the machine agitate. Then, lift the lid and let the laundry soak in the oxy clean water overnight. In the morning, let the wash run itself through.  Buy some doggie toys at the grocery store — the kind with balls and pokey things, for about $1.00. Use those as dryer balls (that sell for about $20). They do help lift the laundry and help things dry faster — I also throw one in the washer.  Ring around the color: Make a paste with 2 parts white vinegar to 3 parts baking soda, and let set for 20-30 minutes.  Picked up a plastic-coated wire and made a new clothesline. Sleeping on a pillow line-dried in fresh air is as warm and cozy as a chocolate chip cookie. If you haven’t indulged in this little luxury lately, I think it’s time you tried it again – if your local authorities will allow it. by wendi
wendi
wendi Invest in some pure essential oils from the health food store – Next, disinfect and deodorize your washing machine so that your clothes will not absorb a lingering musty smell. You can do this pretty easily by pouring two cups of vinegar into your machine, and run a full cycle — without any clothes or detergent. If your water is very dirty, let the agitator run for 8-10 minutes, open the lid and let the vinegar sit overnight. In the morning, empty the basin and run the washer through a complete cycle with two cups of vinegar. Do this every six months to eliminate soap scum, and musty smells. Basic soaps: Stock your laundry room with Borax, Epsom Salts, distilled white vinegar (not apple cider vinegar), and for tough stains, plain, unscented Tide Detergent and Oxy Clean. If you have a high efficiency washer, skip the Borax and buy only the unscented HE deterge rent powder. Borax creates too much “suds,” the major failure of HE washers. Scent your laundry: Open your jug of distilled white vinegar, and drop in 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil. French laundry mistresses have used lavender for centuries. Let the oils permeate the vinegar for about a week before using. Open your box of Borax, (or HE detergent if you have an HE washer) and pour the powder into a clean empty container with a lid. (An empty oxy-clean bucket will work.) Drop 20-30- drops of essential oils into the Borax, and stir thoroughly to mix the scents. Cover and let the scents mix for about a week before using. Basic laundry soap: If you have a regular top loading washer (one that doesn’t require HE soap), for each load, add ½ of the amount of detergent you usually use, combined with the other half of Borax. If I’m washing whites, I’ll also add a ½ cup of oxy clean. (Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer.) Add 1/2 cup of scented vinegar to each load along with the detergent. It fights germs, keeps your colors from bleeding, and deodorizers your laundry. Use your scented vinegar in place of your fabric softener in the Rinse Cycle to eliminate static cling, remove pet hair and complete dissolve and rinse away soap. To get REALLY white whites – -try this. Fill your washing machine with hot water and one or two cups of oxy clean. Add your laundry and let the machine agitate. Then, lift the lid and let the laundry soak in the oxy clean water overnight. In the morning, let the wash run itself through. Buy some doggie toys at the grocery store — the kind with balls and pokey things, for about $1.00. Use those as dryer balls (that sell for about $20). They do help lift the laundry and help things dry faster — I also throw one in the washer. Ring around the color: Make a paste with 2 parts white vinegar to 3 parts baking soda, and let set for 20-30 minutes. Picked up a plastic-coated wire and made a new clothesline. Sleeping on a pillow line-dried in fresh air is as warm and cozy as a chocolate chip cookie. If you haven’t indulged in this little luxury lately, I think it’s time you tried it again – if your local authorities will allow it.
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  Combines honeycomb flexibility, shock absorption and support Experience the difference in just one use Stimulates blood flow, enhances circulation and reduces fatigue Constructed of 2 layers of honeycomb with a slip-resistant bottom Upper layer of perforated honeycomb allows air and water to flow through Made from eco-friendly, adhesive- and solvent-free recycled materials Naturally antifungal, antibacterial and washable Ideal for the spa, health club, pool or beach — and every day Take a few steps in our Stimulite Circulation Sandals and experience the immediate tingling sensation of an invigorating leg massage. These may be the best massaging sandals ever! Made from a unique honeycomb material created from earth-friendly, adhesive- and solvent-free recycled materials (that are also recyclable), our therapeutic sandals gently stimulate blood flow, enhance circulation and reduce fatigue. A great look that makes your legs feel good too. Ideal for the spa, health club, pool/beach or every day. Durable slip-resistant bottom allows air and water to flow through. Naturally antifungal, antibacterial and washable. S (6-7), M (8-9), L (9½-10½). USA. $68.00 by Gaiam
Gaiam
Gaiam   Combines honeycomb flexibility, shock absorption and support Experience the difference in just one use Stimulates blood flow, enhances circulation and reduces fatigue Constructed of 2 layers of honeycomb with a slip-resistant bottom Upper layer of perforated honeycomb allows air and water to flow through Made from eco-friendly, adhesive- and solvent-free recycled materials Naturally antifungal, antibacterial and washable Ideal for the spa, health club, pool or beach — and every day Take a few steps in our Stimulite Circulation Sandals and experience the immediate tingling sensation of an invigorating leg massage. These may be the best massaging sandals ever! Made from a unique honeycomb material created from earth-friendly, adhesive- and solvent-free recycled materials (that are also recyclable), our therapeutic sandals gently stimulate blood flow, enhance circulation and reduce fatigue. A great look that makes your legs feel good too. Ideal for the spa, health club, pool/beach or every day. Durable slip-resistant bottom allows air and water to flow through. Naturally antifungal, antibacterial and washable. S (6-7), M (8-9), L (9½-10½). USA. $68.00
Wellness
Feels like real fingers kneading away tension 4 modes of healing shiatsu massage 3 levels of massage strength Comfortable grip handles make it easy to use 360º kneading Provides soothing relief for stiffness and muscular soreness Promotes healthy blood circulation  Adjust the size to massage muscles throughout your body Portable design uses a rechargeable, built-in lithium battery The Shiatsu Whole-Body Massager is a premium body care tool. Use the comfortable handles to direct healing massage to pressure points throughout the body. The massager provides relaxing kneading action to stimulate blood flow, alleviate pain and massage away stress. With four massage cycles to choose from and three intensity levels. Built-in, rechargeable lithium battery provides go-anywhere convenience. Includes user manual, power charger and storage case. 10"L x 6½"W x 4½"H; 3½ lb. China.    $250.00 by Gaiam
Gaiam
Gaiam Feels like real fingers kneading away tension 4 modes of healing shiatsu massage 3 levels of massage strength Comfortable grip handles make it easy to use 360º kneading Provides soothing relief for stiffness and muscular soreness Promotes healthy blood circulation  Adjust the size to massage muscles throughout your body Portable design uses a rechargeable, built-in lithium battery The Shiatsu Whole-Body Massager is a premium body care tool. Use the comfortable handles to direct healing massage to pressure points throughout the body. The massager provides relaxing kneading action to stimulate blood flow, alleviate pain and massage away stress. With four massage cycles to choose from and three intensity levels. Built-in, rechargeable lithium battery provides go-anywhere convenience. Includes user manual, power charger and storage case. 10"L x 6½"W x 4½"H; 3½ lb. China.    $250.00
Wellness
1. Drink one glass of water every hour. It will make you feel full. 2. Drink ice cold water. Your body will burn calories just getting the water to a normal temperature to digest. Also it is great for your complexion. 3. Drink 3 cups of green tea daily. It will help boost your metabolism, plus its anti-oxidants make your skin look great. 4. Take vitamins daily. Do not take vitamins on an empty stomache, otherwise they have nothing to catalyze with. 5. Eat ice or gum when hungry. This will make your body think it had food without the calories. 6. Eat spicy foods. They raise your metabolism. 7. Take cold showers because your body will burn calories to heat you back up. 8. Brush your teeth so you won’t be tempted to eat afterwards. 9. Wear a rubberband around your wrist. Snap it when you want to eat. 10. Use smaller plates and utensils so it seems like you ate more. 11. Chew each bite of food thoroughly and then take a sip of water between bites. You will feel full quicker and will not eat as much. 12. Sleep at least six hours a day. If you get less than six this can lower your metabolism by 15%. 13. If you start to feel hungry do sit ups. 14. Pamper yourself! Give yourself a facial, paint your nails, anything to make you feel pretty. 15. Keep track of everything you eat to manage your weight better. 16. Keep good posture, burns 10% more calories when you sit up straight. 17. Make a list of all the “bad” foods that you crave and tend to binge on. Each day, pick one to take out of your diet that you cannot eat again. Take one off the list each day until there are no more bad foods you can have. 17. Avoid alcohol! A shot of liquor has 100-120 calories, a glass of wine has 80 calories, a lite beer has 110-120 calories, and a regular beer has 140-170 calories. 18. Avoid eating anything bigger than about a cup, your stomach will expand and then you’ll get hungry more. 19. The smell of coffee is thought to supress appetite. 20. Wear applied lip gloss. It makes you more aware of what’s going in your mouth. Also, flavored ones may help with cravings. 21. Have 6 small meals a day. 22. Low calorie hot chocolate curbs chocolate cravings, and makes you feel full. 23. Take a picture of yourself wearing a bathing suit or something equally important to you, look at it before you want to eat. 24. It takes 20 minutes for the brain to realize the stomach is full. 25. Eat lots of fiber. It makes you feel full and takes fat with it out of your body. The natural cleansing helps improve both your energy level and overall feeling of wellness. 26. Before you dig into that cake, bag of chips, candy, or whatever, take a deep breath and count to 100. Usually by the time you get to 100 you will have coninced yourself that you don’t really want it. 27. Celery actually burns calories. Every hour eat a stalk of it. Not only will it fill you up, but it will also get your metabolism kickin’. 28. Read the nutritional information. Remember, fat-free does not mean calorie-free. 29. Keep an eye on fiber content. Get as much fiber into your diet as you can, while cutting fat and calories. 30. Don’t eat a lot at once. Spread your food throughout the day. This will help to avoid binging and keep your metabolism going. 31. Avoid alchohol. 32. Do not eat in front of the computer or TV. This distracts you from recognizing you’re full. 33. Stay away from Slim-fast and other so-called “healthy” candy bars and shakes… one look at the nutition facts will tell you why. Save yourself the money, and the calories. Buy yourself some flowers instead -- they make you happy. 34. When having cravings try drinking a tall, icy glass of water with slices of lemons or oranges -- sometimes what you think is hunger is really thirst. 35. Remember, an occasional binge doesn’t hurt, in fact it’s quite beneficial if you have reached a plateau (stopped losing weight). Just don’t binge too regularly! and finally, 36. Love and respect yourself and your body. by Annika.L
Annika.L
Annika.L 1. Drink one glass of water every hour. It will make you feel full. 2. Drink ice cold water. Your body will burn calories just getting the water to a normal temperature to digest. Also it is great for your complexion. 3. Drink 3 cups of green tea daily. It will help boost your metabolism, plus its anti-oxidants make your skin look great. 4. Take vitamins daily. Do not take vitamins on an empty stomache, otherwise they have nothing to catalyze with. 5. Eat ice or gum when hungry. This will make your body think it had food without the calories. 6. Eat spicy foods. They raise your metabolism. 7. Take cold showers because your body will burn calories to heat you back up. 8. Brush your teeth so you won’t be tempted to eat afterwards. 9. Wear a rubberband around your wrist. Snap it when you want to eat. 10. Use smaller plates and utensils so it seems like you ate more. 11. Chew each bite of food thoroughly and then take a sip of water between bites. You will feel full quicker and will not eat as much. 12. Sleep at least six hours a day. If you get less than six this can lower your metabolism by 15%. 13. If you start to feel hungry do sit ups. 14. Pamper yourself! Give yourself a facial, paint your nails, anything to make you feel pretty. 15. Keep track of everything you eat to manage your weight better. 16. Keep good posture, burns 10% more calories when you sit up straight. 17. Make a list of all the “bad” foods that you crave and tend to binge on. Each day, pick one to take out of your diet that you cannot eat again. Take one off the list each day until there are no more bad foods you can have. 17. Avoid alcohol! A shot of liquor has 100-120 calories, a glass of wine has 80 calories, a lite beer has 110-120 calories, and a regular beer has 140-170 calories. 18. Avoid eating anything bigger than about a cup, your stomach will expand and then you’ll get hungry more. 19. The smell of coffee is thought to supress appetite. 20. Wear applied lip gloss. It makes you more aware of what’s going in your mouth. Also, flavored ones may help with cravings. 21. Have 6 small meals a day. 22. Low calorie hot chocolate curbs chocolate cravings, and makes you feel full. 23. Take a picture of yourself wearing a bathing suit or something equally important to you, look at it before you want to eat. 24. It takes 20 minutes for the brain to realize the stomach is full. 25. Eat lots of fiber. It makes you feel full and takes fat with it out of your body. The natural cleansing helps improve both your energy level and overall feeling of wellness. 26. Before you dig into that cake, bag of chips, candy, or whatever, take a deep breath and count to 100. Usually by the time you get to 100 you will have coninced yourself that you don’t really want it. 27. Celery actually burns calories. Every hour eat a stalk of it. Not only will it fill you up, but it will also get your metabolism kickin’. 28. Read the nutritional information. Remember, fat-free does not mean calorie-free. 29. Keep an eye on fiber content. Get as much fiber into your diet as you can, while cutting fat and calories. 30. Don’t eat a lot at once. Spread your food throughout the day. This will help to avoid binging and keep your metabolism going. 31. Avoid alchohol. 32. Do not eat in front of the computer or TV. This distracts you from recognizing you’re full. 33. Stay away from Slim-fast and other so-called “healthy” candy bars and shakes… one look at the nutition facts will tell you why. Save yourself the money, and the calories. Buy yourself some flowers instead -- they make you happy. 34. When having cravings try drinking a tall, icy glass of water with slices of lemons or oranges -- sometimes what you think is hunger is really thirst. 35. Remember, an occasional binge doesn’t hurt, in fact it’s quite beneficial if you have reached a plateau (stopped losing weight). Just don’t binge too regularly! and finally, 36. Love and respect yourself and your body.
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OK..THIS IS LONG...STICK WITH IT...IT IS WORTH THE READ....Health: Drink plenty of water.                                                                           
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
Play more games.
Read more books than you did in 2010.
Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
Sleep for 7 hours.
Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Personality:

Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
Dream more while you are awake.
Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
Smile and laugh more.
You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Society:

Call your family often.
Each day give something good to others.
Forgive everyone for everything.
Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
Try to make at least three people smile each day.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:

Do the right thing!
Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
The best is yet to come.
Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy. by liz
liz
liz OK..THIS IS LONG...STICK WITH IT...IT IS WORTH THE READ....Health: Drink plenty of water. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy Play more games. Read more books than you did in 2010. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Sleep for 7 hours. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile. Personality: Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. Don’t over do. Keep your limits. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip. Dream more while you are awake. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime. Smile and laugh more. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. Society: Call your family often. Each day give something good to others. Forgive everyone for everything. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6. Try to make at least three people smile each day. What other people think of you is none of your business. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch. Life: Do the right thing! Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. The best is yet to come. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
Body positive
Health: Drink plenty of water.                                                                           
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
Play more games.
Read more books than you did in 2010.
Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
Sleep for 7 hours.
Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Personality:

Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
Dream more while you are awake.
Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
Smile and laugh more.
You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Society:

Call your family often.
Each day give something good to others.
Forgive everyone for everything.
Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
Try to make at least three people smile each day.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:

Do the right thing!
Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
The best is yet to come.
Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy. by Lailah
Lailah
Lailah Health: Drink plenty of water. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy Play more games. Read more books than you did in 2010. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Sleep for 7 hours. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile. Personality: Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. Don’t over do. Keep your limits. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip. Dream more while you are awake. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime. Smile and laugh more. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. Society: Call your family often. Each day give something good to others. Forgive everyone for everything. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6. Try to make at least three people smile each day. What other people think of you is none of your business. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch. Life: Do the right thing! Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. The best is yet to come. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
Wise words to live by
Painting fabric furniture  Materials: 1 quart of latex satin paint in the color of your choice (I used Valspar Catwalk) 1 paint brush (3-4") 1 can white spray paint if you want to do the legs 2 large bottles of white school glue water a spray bottle extra fine sand paper furniture nails ( they come in packages of 25 for $1 at Lowes)  How to: 1. Clean furniture well of any dust or stains if there are any 2. Spray furniture down with water. You want it to be wet, but not soaked. 3. Mix 1:1 parts water and glue in an old bowl or cup 4. Mix 1:1 parts glue mixture and paint 5. Add in 1/2 the amount of water to the paint/glue mixture to water it down. So you want 2 parts paint mixture to 1 part water. 6. Paint your first coat on the furniture. It will be thin and the fabric will show through. Let dry. 7. Add 2 more coats, allowing each to dry between coats. 8. Once dry, sand with fine sand paper. Barely sand. Do NOT put pressure on it, as to remove the paint. This is what makes the paint soft. It will feel hard as a rock before this step, and then you won't be able to tell it's paint once you're done. 9. Paint the legs and add the furniture nails if you wanted to add them. To space the nails out evenly, I folded a piece of paper to about 1/2" and then taped it to make it stiff and used it as a spacer. LIGHTLY hammer in the nails. It is not necessary to pound them in. They will go in easily. If you pound them, it will dent and scratch the nail heads and will also cause them to go in crooked. Believe me, I threw about 3 away before I realized, a tap is all you need.   And that's it. Easy and cheap! by claudia
claudia
claudia Painting fabric furniture Materials: 1 quart of latex satin paint in the color of your choice (I used Valspar Catwalk) 1 paint brush (3-4") 1 can white spray paint if you want to do the legs 2 large bottles of white school glue water a spray bottle extra fine sand paper furniture nails ( they come in packages of 25 for $1 at Lowes) How to: 1. Clean furniture well of any dust or stains if there are any 2. Spray furniture down with water. You want it to be wet, but not soaked. 3. Mix 1:1 parts water and glue in an old bowl or cup 4. Mix 1:1 parts glue mixture and paint 5. Add in 1/2 the amount of water to the paint/glue mixture to water it down. So you want 2 parts paint mixture to 1 part water. 6. Paint your first coat on the furniture. It will be thin and the fabric will show through. Let dry. 7. Add 2 more coats, allowing each to dry between coats. 8. Once dry, sand with fine sand paper. Barely sand. Do NOT put pressure on it, as to remove the paint. This is what makes the paint soft. It will feel hard as a rock before this step, and then you won't be able to tell it's paint once you're done. 9. Paint the legs and add the furniture nails if you wanted to add them. To space the nails out evenly, I folded a piece of paper to about 1/2" and then taped it to make it stiff and used it as a spacer. LIGHTLY hammer in the nails. It is not necessary to pound them in. They will go in easily. If you pound them, it will dent and scratch the nail heads and will also cause them to go in crooked. Believe me, I threw about 3 away before I realized, a tap is all you need. And that's it. Easy and cheap!
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