I loved this movie. I always wished I had a grandma who was queen of somewhere that would tell me when I turned 18. And I did it just turns out my grandma is queen of crazy, not as fun by amelia
amelia
amelia I loved this movie. I always wished I had a grandma who was queen of somewhere that would tell me when I turned 18. And I did it just turns out my grandma is queen of crazy, not as fun
Things that make me laugh
"And you loved me like I was & had always been the answer & the question did not & would never matter." by ericka
ericka
ericka "And you loved me like I was & had always been the answer & the question did not & would never matter."
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Howl's Moving Castle. I loved this movie the first time I saw it! Then I had a new found appreciation for it when I found out the all-star cast who did the voicing. Christian Bale as Howl, Jean Simmons as Grandma Sophie, Emily Mortimer as Young Sophie, Lauren Bacall as the Witch of the Waste, Josh Hutcherson as Markl, and Billy Crystal as Calcifer! WOAH!!! What a cast!!! by DenyMacMart
DenyMacMart
DenyMacMart Howl's Moving Castle. I loved this movie the first time I saw it! Then I had a new found appreciation for it when I found out the all-star cast who did the voicing. Christian Bale as Howl, Jean Simmons as Grandma Sophie, Emily Mortimer as Young Sophie, Lauren Bacall as the Witch of the Waste, Josh Hutcherson as Markl, and Billy Crystal as Calcifer! WOAH!!! What a cast!!!
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"If I could" by Regina Bell--Anyone who REALLY knows me should of known that this song would be next, lol. Regina wrote this song for her son. As a child I felt go special this song was and vowed that when I had a son, this would be our song. Well...I did and it is :) by delores
delores
delores "If I could" by Regina Bell--Anyone who REALLY knows me should of known that this song would be next, lol. Regina wrote this song for her son. As a child I felt go special this song was and vowed that when I had a son, this would be our song. Well...I did and it is :)
wedding idea
This makes me think of my grandma who always had her quilts folded and stacked in a cabinet. We would get them out and look at them almost everytime I went to visit...love it! by amelia
amelia
amelia This makes me think of my grandma who always had her quilts folded and stacked in a cabinet. We would get them out and look at them almost everytime I went to visit...love it!
Things that make me laugh
Something beautiful out of ruins? Not always the case, but Candy Chang did just that in her New Orleans neighborhood when she turned the by aurelia
aurelia
aurelia Something beautiful out of ruins? Not always the case, but Candy Chang did just that in her New Orleans neighborhood when she turned the
Just plain cool
Chow Chow puppy - I had a Chow when I was a toddler.  He taught me to walk...I would pull up on him and he would move oh so slowly so I could follow.  When I was  5, someone in the neighborhood fed him ground glass and killed him.  We never found out who did this to this sweet natured doggie. by HOLLACHE
HOLLACHE
HOLLACHE Chow Chow puppy - I had a Chow when I was a toddler. He taught me to walk...I would pull up on him and he would move oh so slowly so I could follow. When I was 5, someone in the neighborhood fed him ground glass and killed him. We never found out who did this to this sweet natured doggie.
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I could not agree more. I had one person point out everything I did wrong. and it turns out there was a lot of misunderstandings, one that stands out was what I said about the husband, I NEVER said anything bad that he was not aware of. we make fun of each other, but NEVER disrespectful. It was a HUGE misunderstanding, to say the least, that ended the friendship. I have girlfriends who do the same. -l.s. by amelia
amelia
amelia I could not agree more. I had one person point out everything I did wrong. and it turns out there was a lot of misunderstandings, one that stands out was what I said about the husband, I NEVER said anything bad that he was not aware of. we make fun of each other, but NEVER disrespectful. It was a HUGE misunderstanding, to say the least, that ended the friendship. I have girlfriends who do the same. -l.s.
Things that make me laugh
I married a narcissist who accused me every day of lying it turns out he was the one with something to hide, always trust your instincts. by diann
diann
diann I married a narcissist who accused me every day of lying it turns out he was the one with something to hide, always trust your instincts.
Just Sayin'
Mine drives me crazy, but I would move heaven and earth for her if I had to. Sometimes I think how different life would be without her, and on those nights I cry myself to sleep knowing that everytime I tell her I wish she would just die or leave me, there is some other girl out there wishing they had their sister back.   She was born to be my friend. My best friend. by shopportunity
shopportunity
shopportunity Mine drives me crazy, but I would move heaven and earth for her if I had to. Sometimes I think how different life would be without her, and on those nights I cry myself to sleep knowing that everytime I tell her I wish she would just die or leave me, there is some other girl out there wishing they had their sister back. She was born to be my friend. My best friend.
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“Four years ago I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing I ever had to do, which was just to wait. Don’t get me wrong I flirted with her...For a really long time that’s all I had. Little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl who I worked with, but I think, even then I knew, I was waiting for my wife.” by elaine
elaine
elaine “Four years ago I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing I ever had to do, which was just to wait. Don’t get me wrong I flirted with her...For a really long time that’s all I had. Little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl who I worked with, but I think, even then I knew, I was waiting for my wife.”
Books and Movies
HOW TO: Make Boneless BBQ Ribs in the oven. ***also good without the bbq sauce*** I haven't cooked country style ribs in the oven before but thought I would give it a try and they turned out great...very tender and tasty. The family loved them and my husband couldn't get enough. Of course, my husband had to "sample" the ribs as soon as they were done. And as it turned out...the ribs were so good that we did not add the bbq sauce. Another tip - I set my oven on convection bake at 375...and they w by jill
jill
jill HOW TO: Make Boneless BBQ Ribs in the oven. ***also good without the bbq sauce*** I haven't cooked country style ribs in the oven before but thought I would give it a try and they turned out great...very tender and tasty. The family loved them and my husband couldn't get enough. Of course, my husband had to "sample" the ribs as soon as they were done. And as it turned out...the ribs were so good that we did not add the bbq sauce. Another tip - I set my oven on convection bake at 375...and they w
Recipes to Try
When my children remember their childhood, I want only for them to remember that their Mother gave it her all. She worried too much, she failed at times & she did not always get it right, but she tried her hardest to teach them about kindness, love, compassion & honesty. Even if she had to learn it from her own mistakes she loved them enough to keep going, even when things seems hopeless, even when life knocked her down. I want them to remember me as the woman who always got back up. by karen.x
karen.x
karen.x When my children remember their childhood, I want only for them to remember that their Mother gave it her all. She worried too much, she failed at times & she did not always get it right, but she tried her hardest to teach them about kindness, love, compassion & honesty. Even if she had to learn it from her own mistakes she loved them enough to keep going, even when things seems hopeless, even when life knocked her down. I want them to remember me as the woman who always got back up.
getting
Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him. He asked people for change to buy food - NO ONE in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit n the back. He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such. When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation. "We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek." The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation. The homeless man sitting in the back stood up and started walking down the aisle. The clapping stopped with ALL eyes on him. He walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment then he recited, “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’'The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning. Many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame. He then said, "Today I see a gathering of people, not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples. When will YOU decide to become disciples?" He then dismissed service until next week.Being a Christian is more than something you claim. It's something you live by and share with others. by sherri
sherri
sherri Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him. He asked people for change to buy food - NO ONE in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit n the back. He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such. When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation. "We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek." The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation. The homeless man sitting in the back stood up and started walking down the aisle. The clapping stopped with ALL eyes on him. He walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment then he recited, “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’'The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning. Many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame. He then said, "Today I see a gathering of people, not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples. When will YOU decide to become disciples?" He then dismissed service until next week.Being a Christian is more than something you claim. It's something you live by and share with others.
memory
Work Zones ...when I was kid almost every kitchen had these pull out shelves which were used as the cutting board....I always loved them, and missed them when they became passe....so I'm thrilled to see them back again! by Kim Paige
Kim Paige
Kim Paige Work Zones ...when I was kid almost every kitchen had these pull out shelves which were used as the cutting board....I always loved them, and missed them when they became passe....so I'm thrilled to see them back again!
home
My mom would tell me how much she loved me as I grew up, I never knew how much until I had Tater Tot. by avis
avis
avis My mom would tell me how much she loved me as I grew up, I never knew how much until I had Tater Tot.
illustration and art
I was told to date someone who spoils me, always says how beautiful I am, and never thinks I've had enough to eat. I should date my grandma. by alyssa
alyssa
alyssa I was told to date someone who spoils me, always says how beautiful I am, and never thinks I've had enough to eat. I should date my grandma.
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"Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl, who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing that I've ever had to do, which was just to... wait. For a really long time that's all I had. Little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And, a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl I work with but I think, even then I knew that... I was waiting for my wife." by LiesbethLap
LiesbethLap
LiesbethLap "Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl, who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing that I've ever had to do, which was just to... wait. For a really long time that's all I had. Little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And, a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl I work with but I think, even then I knew that... I was waiting for my wife."
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A couple of weeks ago, I was in the market for a new pair of flats. I turned to you to help me find a perfect pair that go-to pair that you just want to wear every day. As it turns out, our readers know their shoes. Check out these 18 pairs of flats, as picked by you. by noemi
noemi
noemi A couple of weeks ago, I was in the market for a new pair of flats. I turned to you to help me find a perfect pair that go-to pair that you just want to wear every day. As it turns out, our readers know their shoes. Check out these 18 pairs of flats, as picked by you.
The Bling
When I was a child, I had piano lessons but after a few years, my parents let me quit as piano lessons did not work for me (I found it hard... by hallie
hallie
hallie When I was a child, I had piano lessons but after a few years, my parents let me quit as piano lessons did not work for me (I found it hard...
Things to do
Side yard idea. Or personal alley space - wish I had thought of this when I lived on Moyamunseng in Philly!  I had an alley just this size...that no one used and no one else saw except my two fellow peeps in the two apts below me...who would have loved it! by marcia
marcia
marcia Side yard idea. Or personal alley space - wish I had thought of this when I lived on Moyamunseng in Philly! I had an alley just this size...that no one used and no one else saw except my two fellow peeps in the two apts below me...who would have loved it!
Home Ideas
my dad would say this.  this does not make me laugh at all, it makes me cringe and remember the futility of every conversation i ever had with my father.  thank goodness we did not have text messaging when i was a teenager. by bessie
bessie
bessie my dad would say this. this does not make me laugh at all, it makes me cringe and remember the futility of every conversation i ever had with my father. thank goodness we did not have text messaging when i was a teenager.
Eating
This makes me think of my grandma who always had her quilts folded and stacked in a cabinet. We would get them out and look at them almost everytime I went to visit...love it! by amelia
amelia
amelia This makes me think of my grandma who always had her quilts folded and stacked in a cabinet. We would get them out and look at them almost everytime I went to visit...love it!
Things that make me laugh
I used to eat okra just plain, cooked in boiling water for a few minutes, seasoned with salt and drizzled with a little sesame oil. When I first met Baji (my husband Lulu\'s grandma), she was surprised by how I prepared okra (it\'s called bhindi  in Urdu). She immediately showed me what she called sabji masala. Sabji means vegetables in Urdu, and for the longest time, I had no clue why Baji would always talk about sabji with me because I didn\'t understand the meaning of the word. The okra, o... by maricela
maricela
maricela I used to eat okra just plain, cooked in boiling water for a few minutes, seasoned with salt and drizzled with a little sesame oil. When I first met Baji (my husband Lulu\'s grandma), she was surprised by how I prepared okra (it\'s called bhindi  in Urdu). She immediately showed me what she called sabji masala. Sabji means vegetables in Urdu, and for the longest time, I had no clue why Baji would always talk about sabji with me because I didn\'t understand the meaning of the word. The okra, o...
Yummo
The Glory Lily is the national flower of Zimbabwe. It grows mostly in jungles. The flower is extremely colourful and beautiful, but never grown in home gardens. Not in my country anyway. If eaten, it is as deadly as cyanide. There are many true stories about people committing suicide by eating the yam of this plant and I myself have come across a young boy who had a fight with his parents and died by eating it. It happened many years ago.
I wanted something to quill but not anything that would take long. I have this little crimpler that I made with my sons LEGO car wheels and was just crimpling some left over strips when I got this idea of the flower. The hardest part of my quilling is the idea of what to quill. Since I don't like doing what someone has already done, I need something different always. Creating it did not take long. The strips of paper is 1/8 inch. I needed just three colours. Red, yellow and green. It isn't a difficult flower at all. by claudia
claudia
claudia The Glory Lily is the national flower of Zimbabwe. It grows mostly in jungles. The flower is extremely colourful and beautiful, but never grown in home gardens. Not in my country anyway. If eaten, it is as deadly as cyanide. There are many true stories about people committing suicide by eating the yam of this plant and I myself have come across a young boy who had a fight with his parents and died by eating it. It happened many years ago. I wanted something to quill but not anything that would take long. I have this little crimpler that I made with my sons LEGO car wheels and was just crimpling some left over strips when I got this idea of the flower. The hardest part of my quilling is the idea of what to quill. Since I don't like doing what someone has already done, I need something different always. Creating it did not take long. The strips of paper is 1/8 inch. I needed just three colours. Red, yellow and green. It isn't a difficult flower at all.
bon appetit
Scarlett Hand Painted by Charles Ventura <> Hand colored page from Charles Ventura's book “Scarlett”. Charles did not like to color, but he did love to draw and it was always fabulous. MARLENDY WROTE, "I feel so blessed to have corresponded with Charles, to have this page by him, and that he encouraged me in my art work. This was sent as a cheer me up when I had my auto accident back in 1983." by mollie
mollie
mollie Scarlett Hand Painted by Charles Ventura <> Hand colored page from Charles Ventura's book “Scarlett”. Charles did not like to color, but he did love to draw and it was always fabulous. MARLENDY WROTE, "I feel so blessed to have corresponded with Charles, to have this page by him, and that he encouraged me in my art work. This was sent as a cheer me up when I had my auto accident back in 1983."
Accessoiries for the home
When I first made this bucket list, I didn’t think Disney would become what it did for me. It was just going to be a fun pastime that I would go to like 10 times more » by fay
fay
fay When I first made this bucket list, I didn’t think Disney would become what it did for me. It was just going to be a fun pastime that I would go to like 10 times more »
sweet stuff
I will always tell anyone who asks what you did to me. by Widmerpool
Widmerpool
Widmerpool I will always tell anyone who asks what you did to me.
Good to know
The Bullet Bra, 1950s This made me laugh. I can't tell you the girls that would have loved to have one of these bras when I was a teen...LOL by gabrielle
gabrielle
gabrielle The Bullet Bra, 1950s This made me laugh. I can't tell you the girls that would have loved to have one of these bras when I was a teen...LOL
Gift Ideas
I wanted to share how I make the hair for my amigurumi. I always wished that someone had shared this information when I was first getting started, and I searched high and low for a couple of months... by molly
molly
molly I wanted to share how I make the hair for my amigurumi. I always wished that someone had shared this information when I was first getting started, and I searched high and low for a couple of months...
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Once upon a time. It took me time to learn this lesson, but when I finally did, I wished I had learned it a lot sooner and saved myself from a lot of unnecessary pain. by MarykG
MarykG
MarykG Once upon a time. It took me time to learn this lesson, but when I finally did, I wished I had learned it a lot sooner and saved myself from a lot of unnecessary pain.
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