.I know this works for everyone but gosh I measure 3 times and still get it wrong. Maybe I need a tutor or someone to invent an automatic
You know what works best for me when I feel bad? When someone has no idea what I'm going through and tells me to get over it.
Good behavior chart: I find this is the best and most effective way to recognize my girls for good behavior or doing required chores. Any time a catch them using manners, getting ready for bed without asking, being nice to each other, feeding animals etc. I drop a bead in their jar. They can hear the bead if I drop it from a distance so they know instantly that someone did something right. They get $3 when the jar is full. It works wonders and seriously worth the weeks of bead drops. I al...
Everyone is Someone. I try to think about this quote when I see strangers because it's so easy to minimize people we don't know. Remember, everyone is and was loved by other people. They have family and friends and we need to always try to show respect, kindness, and understanding towards them even if we don't know them.
Sure the boys at work would love this!!Fried Ice Cream Dessert: "I came across this recipe...It looked easy enough so I made it one weekend. OH...MY...GOSH!!! It tastes JUST like the fried ice cream you'd get at the restaurant. I've made it for work friends, family get-togethers, etc. It will be the dish that everyone wants you to bring to everything - and bring a copy of the recipe because otherwise you'll be repeating it 75 times."~blogger
Maybe I care too much, but it's only because I believe that everyone deserves to be loved fiercely and passionately, and I refuse to be the person who gives up on someone who needs it the most. Why? some people might ask; it's because I know what that feels like and no one should ever feel that way.
Fried Ice Cream Dessert: "I came across this recipe...It looked easy enough so I made it one weekend. OH...MY...GOSH!!! It tastes JUST like the fried ice cream you'd get at the restaurant. I've made it for work friends, family get-togethers, etc. It will be the dish that everyone wants you to bring to everything - and bring a copy of the recipe because otherwise you'll be repeating it 75 times."~blogger
I have had this encounter a couple of times and trying to explain in the moment while helping calm your child never works. As parents of autistic children, we have all heard someone tell us, "That can't be true." When we describe some of the things that our children go through. There is no time trying to make someone a believer or understand what is happening when you need to focus on your child.
An abdominal workout from Pilates boot camp, my tummy hurts just looking at it, I bet it works too. I figure it’s worth a shot, some of you try it with me and let me know the results. Almost everyone I know wants to get rid of “baby tummy” or a “beer belly,” these exercises should fix that!
"Poisonous Beauties IV: Poison Ivy" The fourth installment in my Poisonous Beauties series - a series of works featuring portraits of faery creatures and various poisonous plants! #4 in this series of course features the Poison Ivy plant! I've never suffered negative effects from poison ivy, but I know folks who have and it can be awful! Still lovely though - and so is this pretty fairy girl - maybe a little too lovely to trust.... My own original acrylic painting.
Tara: That’s not fair. Jax: Not fair? You wanna know how many women I’ve slept with over the last ten years? Tara: Don’t do this. Jax: Hundreds! Maybe more, I don’t know I barely see their faces. I married Wendy because I was lonely. I got tired of the endless disconnect. It was just a sad timeout. Because when I’m inside someone, there’s only one face I see. When you came home, it was like some kind of sign to me. Like my past coming around giving me another shot to do this different.... <3
If you've been exposed to the stomach flu drink 3 glasses of 100% grape juice a day for 3 days. It changes the acidity in your stomach. During the winter months, as maintenance, I drink a half a glass everyday and do the same for my kids. I tell everyone I know to do this...this really works!! Helps UTI's and canker sores also!
OH MY GOOOODNESSSS......HOW FITTING FOR SOMEONE I KNOW!!! CHANGE YOUR MEDS... BUY A JOURNAL.. AND GET OFF FACEBOOK!!! NOBODY GIVES A FLYING FCK ABOUT YOUR DRAMA!! MAYBE IF YOU SPENT HALF THE TIME AND ENERGY ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP AND KIDS AS YOU DO ON POSTING YOUR DRAMA ON THE INTERNET YOU WOULDNT BE SO MISERABLE!!!!!
Another pinner said: I will need to try this... Swarms of Mosquitoes on my patio led me to an old home remedy - Did you know that chopped up garlic makes mosquitoes disappear? I buy minced, dried garlic at local Fiesta grocery stores and sprinkle it around on my patio. I have to stand back as I am using it - mosquitoes will literally swarm out of your plants and bushes to get away from the smell. Works like a charm!!
Vegetarian forms of protein. It drives me crazy when people worry about me not getting enough protein from being a vegetarian (I do still eat seafood), but the truth is that the SAD (standard American diet) is OVERLOADED with protein!! Multiply your weight times .36 and that's how many grams of protein you need. I usually have 1/3 of my daily amount by breakfast, alone.
Promised myself I would post my results online to keep me motivated. So here it is. This summer (may) I was determined to look as fit as I felt. I was weighing in at 168, the worst shape and the biggest I have ever been. I told myself I would not hit 170 and to start getting my butt in gear. I started working out on my own at my school gym with @Nora Viveen and eventually found a personal trainer with my bestfriend #meganferguson. I ended up gaining weight a little bit while I was with him and realized it was too expensive to move forward when i saw no results. When July hit myself and megan thought we would try out Limitless Preformance (@limitlesspreformance kitchener ) as you probably know i am in love with this gym. We started going 3 times a week and even than I started see amazing results. I felt stronger, faster, thinner and healthier because I got excited to eat right and work out. In august when megan went off to school I started to become a regular. No matter what day I was at limitless. I felt like a family and it never felt like a chore to ever work out as hard as I did. I pushed myself and all the older guys too ;) I am currently weighing in at 148 and continuing to eat healthy and work out as much as I can. I know I'm not the skinniest but that wasn't my goal. I am proud of myself and my results. Thank you to everyone who supported me, pushed me, and didn't believe in me
thinspo and remember before
Homemade Laundry Detergent:: 1 Quart Boiling water 1 Bar Fels-Naptha soap finely grated 3 Cups borax 3 Cups washing soda 1 Gain scent booster 1 Liquid oxi clean stain fighter, I used the liquid refill bottle that you spray your stains with although the powder is fine to use also! 1 Large pail, bucket, etc. To hold the finished detergent.( I use a clear tub that has a lid and is a file container) Add 1 Quart water to medium sized pot, place on stove over med-high heat to bring to a boil. Meanwhile grate the bar of fels naptha soad onto a plate, set aside while water comes to a boil. In a large mixing bowl add 3 C. Borax, 3 C. Washing soda, half of the gain scent boosters, and half of the oxi clean. When water comes to a boil pour in the grated soap and stir until melted. When its conpletely melted pour the water/Soap mixture into the bowl with your other Ingredients and stir well to mix. Pour everything In the bowl into your large pail, bucket, container, or whatever your using to store It In. Then pour in 2 Gallons of hot water. Stir to mix it all up then your done! They say its best to let It sit 24 Hrs before using but ive broken this rule several times and It still works. I take my old laundry bottle and a funnel and pour It in to fill my bottle up. shake well before each use! This ensures that everything is mixed properly before use! I do this two times to use all of my gain and oxiclean and consider It one batch! Ive tried doubling It and doing It all at one time but it didnt turn out right at all so I broke it down into doing two batches. Apprx. 5 Gallons of detergent and use 1/4C per load.
DIY Scrunch Belt
Start by cutting a length of elastic that fits around your waist, stretching comfortably.
Then cut a strip of fabric to cover the belt. Make it twice the width of your elastic + one inch for seam allowance. And 1.5 times the length of the elastic.
For example: 25 inches of 1" wide elastic would need a 37.5" x 3" strip of fabric.
Fold the strip over, right sides together, and pin.
Sew all the way down the edge, backstitching at the start and finish.
Stick a safety pin in on end, and scoot the pin through the strip, scrunching the fabric down as you go, to turn it right side out. Then use the same method to scoot the elastic through. (it should be a fairly tight squeeze, but still workable.)
Then cut two 16" lengths of satin ribbon, and fold over the sides on one end of each, until they are the same width as your elastic. Pin.
Sew one ribbon to each end of elastic, being sure that the underside of both ribbons are on the same side of the elastic.
Then fold under the ends of your fabric, just covering the end of the elastic, and sew them on well.
Wrap it around yourself, and tie the ribbons into a bow! Add a flower, brooch, or rosette if you'd like!
I would die to have one of these in a 2"-3" wide elastic.
25 Manners Kids Should Know #1: When asking for something, say "Please." #2: When receiving something, say "Thank you." #3: Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking. #4: If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, the phrase "excuse me" is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation. #5: When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later. #6: The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults. #7: Do not comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, which is always welcome. #8: When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are. #9: When you have spent time at your friend's house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had. #10: Knock on closed doors -- and wait to see if there's a response -- before entering. #11: When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling. #12: Be appreciative and say "thank you" for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect. #13: Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant. #14: Don't call people mean names. #15: Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel. #16: Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best. #17: If you bump into somebody, immediately say "Excuse me." #18: Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public. #19: As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else. #20: If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say "yes," do so -- you may learn something new. #21: When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile. #22: When someone helps you, say "thank you." That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers! #23: Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do. #24: Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary. #25: Don't reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.
WHAT'S GOING ON? There is so much going on in the world today! Some things are so BIG and out of our control that we feel there is nothing we can do. Many who don't know Jesus Christ feel that He has deserted us. That He doesn't exist because what kind of "god" would allow such chaos and confusion. BUT we know that Jesus Christ does exist and there is power in His name! There IS something that we can do...PRAY! PRAYER is a powerful weapon! The apostle Paul wrote, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor. 10:3-5). We are to pray against these things going on today, it is written that things will get worse HOWEVER... THERE IS POWER WHEN CHRISTIANS UNITE AND PRAY AGAINST THE ENEMY! Even when the storms rage against us we are to be firmly planted in Him so that we do not fall. We are to be UNMOVABLE, UNSHAKABLE, STEADFAST in Him! Psalm 50:15 says, Then call on Me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give Me glory.” We have to know that certain things are allowed to take place but God has NOT forgotten us! This is our time to prepare for battle! Suit up in the Armor of God! For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people (Ephesians 6:12-18). We must strengthen our foundation and trust that no matter what is going on in our country or around the world GOD IS IN CONTROL! Spread the love of Jesus Christ with someone today! Show them how to Repent and pray. Strengthen your walk with Christ! Help someone else establish a walk with Him! We know that the enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy BUT what a MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE! Please visit 1st fruits ministries FB home page and click LIKE! www.1stfruitsministriesllc.com