http://mystrugglewithdepressionandt1d.blogspot.ca/?m=1 I have had depression issues for a while… So I write and I find its peaceful and clears my mind
what a great idea…sorry Yankee candles/melts LOL
Originally posted on Chef Nia*:
This is the DIY project of a lifetime. Inexpensive. Easy. Foolproof. I read about this type of project a long time ago but I don’t know what products were used and/or if it was successful.
I always buy Downy Unstopables Scent Booster. I’ve done so since they came out. I always loved “lavender vanilla” everything for my laundry. Detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, and, of course, my Unstopables, Lush scent.
Naturally, I got tired of the smell after about 5 years of my “lavender vanilla” obsession. I mourned it and moved on. By this time, I had transitioned to free and clear detergent for no harmful substances but was looking for a good smell to add to my laundry with Unstopables. To my surprise, a new scent had come out called Shimmer. It was pink, sweet, and cute so I bought it!
Months after using this wonderful…
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Originally posted on messesandlove:
My preschooler has a ton of crayon pieces that are too small to use. When this happens I melt the pieces in a shaped tray and make fun multicolored crayons. This is a good way to recycle the crayons and make them useable again.
What you will need:Crayons, Mold, knife, cutting board, crayons and hot pads.
1. The first thing you have to do is decide which crayons you are going to use and sort them by color.
2. Then you peel the crayons. It is easiest to peel the crayon by making a slit down one side of the crayon with a knife first.
3. Once the crayons are peeled I cut them into pieces 1/4inch or smaller. Then I place the pieces into a silicone Ice cube tray. (I have been told that candy molds work well too).
Note. This ruined my ice cube tray and made it…
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Gabon: In the past decade as many as 15,000 of its 22,000 forest elephants have been slaughtered; destroyed by China’s lust for ivory
Originally posted on Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:
One man’s war on the ivory poachers of Gabon
As a frenzy of ivory poaching in central Africa brings forest elephants to the brink of extinction, in Gabon a British-born zoologist has joined forces with the president to declare war on the hunters. Photographs by James Morgan
By Martin Fletcher
7:00AM GMT 03 Feb 2014
From the air the Minkébé National Park in the central African state of Gabon would inspire wonder in even the most jaded traveller. Its steamy equatorial rainforest stretches from horizon to horizon, unbroken by a single track or human habitation, punctuated only by occasional swamps and granite outcrops. It is a dense green jungle the size of Belgium, with towering trees – some hundreds of years old and 150ft high…
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Ever plan something and it not go right at all? Well, personally, can’t say that I have considering, I’m a huge procrastinator and leave everything to the last minute or just go with the flow…plans?? Who needs em? If you don’t make plans than you won’t be disappointed when they don’t follow through. Oh, yeah…I’m an adult and adults tend to plan things out…oh what I wouldn’t give to have an carefree night like in my youth. Still, being an adult, doesn’t stop me from procrastinating. So that being said, I made plans.
So I posted the other day about the lilies I received for an early V day gift and what I planned on making for supper since the weather outside wasn’t the greatest. That’s basically all I planned. Make supper. Pick up a V day gift for Shay. Well my day started off as a surprise, as Shay and I had breakfast bought for us. Great way to wake up and it wasn’t expected. Sweet. Then I got a second bouquet of flowers, orchids, as a make up gift for the early lilies. Day is starting off great. So I get up to make caramel apples. Which were delicious!!
Give Shay her V day gift, which she loved. I dont get her junk/treats cause she’s not big on sugar so it goes to waste.
Next was supper…so I got the ham out and all glazed and pineapple on top and then I layered up the casserole dish with potatoes and onions for the potato scallop. Cool. I turned the oven on to preheat it and while its preheating I was doing the flour/milk/butter/salt/pepper mix to pour on top of the potatoes. Well, what does my oven go and do?? Catch fire… ugh!! Of course this happens to me. The damn element decided it wanted to burn my house down I guess. Sooooo since everything was already and I had no oven to cook in, I had to haul ass to my mom’s,who luckily for me lives one street over. So my driveway is treacherous. We have two big full of food dishes we need to bring and cook. Cant wait for this day to be over.
Ask the girls for a Valentine’s picture and this is what I get lol. One being a creeper, one with their arms crossed, saying “Hmmmp!” back turned and mean mugging and the other one chuckin the deuce up. Hope your V day was better than ours LOL.
Originally posted on Bren Writers:
Fukushima! Fueled by flashbacks of Cold War panic they blame it on Fukushima.
“The fish are radioactive! They can’t be eaten! We’ll never have sushi again!”
“Whales are washing up on our beaches! They’ve been radiated to death!”
“Don’t visit California! The ocean will kill you!”
Blame it on Fukushima!
Now there is a new target for nuclear hysteria. California’s sea stars are dying. Dead. And in some places already gone.
There is of course a simple explanation. This mass die off has happened several times before. But those lackluster headlines have long been forgotten. They don’t instill fear like the imminent possibility of nuclear fallout. Memories of bomb shelters can’t be erased. Nuclear drills and radiation training films can’t be unremembered.
So, like the inedible fish, the beached whales, and the deadly Pacific, the dying sea stars are blamed on a fictive deadly radioactive plume. It’s Fukushima!
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So the weather outside is frightful, but staying inside is so delightful ;) Let it snow bitches. I already got my V Day gift, Lillie’s,my fav flower, in a mason jar. It was super cute :) Tomorrow day however, we’re just gonna chill inside since we are currently getting a snow storm. So Valentine’s will consist of Ham and Potato Scallop and Peas for supper, which I took out of the freezer last minute, considering I wanted to go out, but not in this nasty weather. Thinking of making apple churros, caramel apples or red velvet cupcakes for dessert. Also invited any single or lonely friends over, considering I always make way more food than we actually eat, so its not an inconvenience to feed a few others. My friends closest to me already sent out their I love yous and Happy Valentine’s Days, same as me.Plus I received Lindor Lindt chocolates and the cutest Valentines ever from Shay :) Hope you all have a wonderful day. Even if you are single and alone, that don’t mean shit. Enjoy it with friends. Enjoy it alone. Just be sure to enjoy your day. If nobody loves ya, I do ;)
Originally posted on Make Something Mondays!:
I was walking through the grocery store the other day looking at the Valentine’s Day candy when I saw conversation hearts. I wrinkled my nose because I immediately imagined the chalky taste associated with them. I guess it depends on your taste, but I’m not wild about them. So, I decided to make conversation magnets for Valentine’s Day instead. They are useful and cute!
*You can get the gems from the Dollar Store and the magnetic tape strips from Walmart.
Ignore the paint brush. I don’t know why I put it in the picture, but you won’t need it.
Pick a pretty Valentine’s Day paper that is pink or red and trace the gem. When you cut it out, cut inside of the circle to make it a bit…
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Originally posted on Brains Body Beauty:
It might be the inner child in me, but I get really excited when I watch things growing from my own efforts. I’m also fairly lazy. With those two factors in mind here’s how to grow your own spring onions.
Spring onions are independent little fellows that don’t need much coddling to get the job done, so this is a simple, no fuss way of re-growing your spring onions.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Spring onions (just from the supermarket)
- Bowl, jar or cup
- Vase or tall cup
- Tap water
If you’re anything like me you’ve probably bought a bunch of around 12 spring onions, used 4 for a recipe and then left them to wilt and rot in your fridge till it comes time to throw…
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