Friday, September 30, 2011

Not so scary Scarecrows

Scarecrows are great for Halloween, but can be scary to little kids. Now you can create your own non scary ones as a project with your little one. Here is some tips to get you started.

This is a great project especially for a kindergartner, it will help them with shapes, colors and body parts. You can create a friendly scarecrow with circles, triangles and other shapes. Construction paper can come in handy for cutting hats, buttons and other clothing parts. You can make a scarecrow hold a trick or treat bucket or another friendly item.

A recycled cereal box makes a great scarecrow centerpiece for a party. It's easy to make, by covering the box with light colored construction paper. Glue on some paper eyes, and other facial features. Make some patchwork squares from old fabric and make the head. Use raffia on a hat to add some fall feeling. Give your box scarecrow a scarf from a cut shirt color.

Paper plates can also be turned into a scarecrow. Decorate the plate to resemble a scarecrow face mask. With yarn you can create some hair. Use different colored construction paper also for facial features. Raffia makes a great collar for your mask. Don't forget to cut out the eyes so your little one can see through the mask.

A similar project can be made with a paper bag. Let your little one turn a paper bag into a scarecrow craft. Cut items for hair, make a nose and cut out the eyes. You can give your paper bag scarecrow accessories to , like a bow tie, some buttons, what ever they like. You then fill the bag with crumpled newspaper, and bind the end of the bag to keep the filling in.

Just have fun, and keep it kid friendly.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Shrink your Levis

Jeans may be hard to find to fit your body, and your proportions. If you get the Levi's shrink to fit line, you can shrink them yourself. Shrinking them yourself will perfectly fit the jeans to your body.

When you purchase your jeans buy them one inch to big in your waist and your length. This way they won't be to tight or to short after you shrink them. Start by placing your jeans in your tub, filled with very hot water, and soak for twenty minutes. After twenty minutes drain the water, and hang your jeans over the shower rod or tub to dry. Your jeans will take time to dry, usually overnight, and may be a bit stiff afterwards.

Now it is time to place your jeans in your washer and wash again on your hottest cycle. Wash them alone, not with any other clothing. When done place in your dryer on that hottest temp.

They should be ready to wear to your fit.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mochi Recipe

Mochi is the Japanese equivalent to a rice cake. It is a Asian delight, which can be made plain or jazzed up with a filling. They can be made in different colors, which depends on the filling and your ingredients. If you like Japanese meals, this is the perfect sweet ending to your meal.
To start you will need the following:
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups potato starch
  • Cooking oil
  • 1 large bowl
  • Microwavable pan
  • Strawberry jam or pandan extract (optional)
  • Fruit yogurt, peanut butter, chocolate fudge or other filling of your choice (optional)
Let's begin. You will first mix two cups of glutinous rice flour, and one cup sugar and one teaspoon of baking powder into a large bowl. Then you pour small amounts of water into your mix until it takes on the consistency of dough. You than set your mixture to the side. If you like you can add a jam like strawberry to your mix, this will make it pink, pandan extract will make it green.

In a microwavable pan, you want to oil the entire interior. Now it is time to place your mochi dough into your pan.

You want to cover your pan with a paper towel, and place in the microwave for 10 to 15 minutes. Now it is time to dust your surface with potato starch, and start kneading your dough into the starch until you get a smooth texture.

You want to cut your dough into bite size pieces, then shape the piece's into any ball size you wish.

After you can slice open the dough and place your filling inside. This step is optional. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cupcake Cookbook's My Picks

Witty, one-of-a-kind imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store. America's favorite food photography team, responsible for the covers of America's top magazines, shows how to create funny, scary, and sophisticated masterpieces, using a zipper lock bag and common candies and snack items. With these easy-to-follow techniques, even the most kitchen-challenged cooks can
• raise a big-top circus cupcake tier for a kid's birthday
• plant candy vegetables on Oreo earth cupcakes for a garden party
• trot out a line of confectionery "pupcakes" for a dog fancier
• serve sausage and pepperoni pizza cupcakes for April Fool's Day
• bewitch trick-or-treaters with chilly ghost chocolate cupcakes
• create holidays on icing with turkey cupcake place cards, a white cupcake Christmas wreath, and Easter egg cupcakes

No baking skills or fancy pastry equipment is required. Spotting the familiar items in the hundreds of brilliant photos is at least half the fun.

Everyone loves a cupcake. But not many people have the time or know-how to create gourmet masterpieces. Now even the most novice baker can make delicious cupcakes with the ease and convenience of using a cake mix! With step-by-step recipes and numerous tips for success, baking gourmet cupcakes has never been faster or easier. Each mouth-watering, full-color photograph showcases the artfully decorated treats, such as Strawberry Cheesecake and Chocolate Caramel Surprise. Whether it s for a birthday party, a holiday, or just because, there s a cupcake recipe for every occasion. Wendy Paul has long been known among family and friends for her cooking prowess. Now she shares her secrets of success so that everyone can enjoy baking as much as she does. With 101 Gourmet Cupcakes in 10 Minutes, it won t be long before you re wowing your friends and family with elaborate, delectable creations worthy of any bakery!

More than just a simple snack, cupcakes can be dressed up to create a deliciously elegant dessert or can be magically transformed into a playful party animal. Whether you prefer fish or frogs, princesses or pandas, rocky road or raspberry streusel, Fun Stuff Cupcakes has the perfect cupcake for every occasion.

Now you can indulge your passion for cupcakes with easy recipes that will make you the hit of every bake sale, backyard barbecue, or birthday bash. And you won t need to spend all day in the kitchen more than half of the recipes in Fun Stuff Cupcakes start with cake mix and prepared frosting so that they can be whipped up in minutes. Simple candies and decorations take them from ordinary to unforgettable.

Each recipe in this handy hardcover cookbook includes simple directions, plus a full-page color photo of the finished product. If you re crazy for cupcakes, this is the book for you.

Here are just some of the whimsical cupcake recipes you ll discover:
Cookie in a Cupcake
Sunny Side Upcakes
Black Bottom Cupcakes
Cupcake Ornaments
Funny Bunnies

Monday, September 26, 2011

Carnation Fudge

If you like fudge, you will love this recipe. Save it and make it for the upcoming Holidays. Your guest will really enjoy it. It is the famous Carnation Fudge. Easy and delicious.

Your shopping list, and materials needed:

  • 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar

  • 2/3 c. Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk must be Nestle

  • 2 tbsp. butter or margarine

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 2 c. miniature marshmallows

  • 1 1/2 c. (9 oz.) Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • Saucepans

  • Baking Pans

  • Let's bake.

    The first thing to do is line your eight inch square pan with foil.

    The next step is to combine, your sugar, evaporated milk, and butter, and salt in a med saucepan. This is brought to a boil over med heat, and you want to stir constantly for five minutes. After that you will remove the mix from the heat.

    Now you will stir your marshmallows in along with your morsels, nuts and extract. Vigorously stir until your marshmallows are melted.

    Take your mix and pour into your prepared baking pan. Now chill in the fridge for at least two hours or until it is firm.

    After it is firm you should be able to cut 48 pieces.



    Sunday, September 25, 2011

    Ear Wax

    Ear wax, everyone has it. It does not mean you are dirty or have poor hygiene. In fact sometimes ear wax can become impacted and noticeable at the opening of your ear. There are ways to prevent this buildup. Not properly taken care of can reduce your ability to hear correctly. Of course you can buy over the counter products or do it the natural way. It's your choice.

    Tip of choice: with a wash cloth clean your ears on a regular basis. Your finger and the wash cloth can get the ears clean on the outer section and remove any wax that may be there.

    Peroxide or water can also help ear wax from building up. With a dropper, periodically apply peroxide or warm water to each ear. This will keep wax soft and help stop blockage. Leave the solution in your ear for five minutes than drain.

    It really is not a good idea to stick items into your ear. It can be tempting to do with a swab or finger, but not really a good choice. You can actually end up pushing the wax deeper into your ear canal. If this happens it can cause a impaction, and then the wax is unreachable, and unable to escape your ear. In fact a impacted ear can produce more wax production.

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    Saturday, September 24, 2011

    School Meals for Kids

    As a parent I know that lunch box meals are a particular challenge in the healthy food department. The lunch box should have one complex carbohydrates, calcium, protein, fruit, and a veggie, but does the child really eat this way? Sometimes they will, other times the lunch comes right back home. So I want to offer some creative ways of mixing it up, and give them a nutritious lunch.

    Try and use whole grain bread, and not white. Try avoiding processed meats and any sugary food. Jam and marshmallow spread out, and peanut butter and fresh meat in. Tuna and egg salad is another great choice. For calcium, cheese is the best way to go. If you have any leftover meatloaf, try making a wrap out of it. Add some lettuce and tomato, if you can get away with it.

    I find cutting up fresh fruit into bite size pieces gets eaten more often then sending it whole. Adding a yogurt dip with it makes it disappear even better. Tasty dips are a great way to encourage children to eat fresh fruit as well as fresh veggies. Carrots, and cucumbers, even cherry tomatoes are great dippers. If you child is old enough sun flower seeds is another snack option.

    For drinks the goal is to decrease the sugar content and to increase the vitamin content. So investing in a thermos is a good start. Send milk, or flavored seltzer. Chill the thermos in the fridge or lay it on its side in your freezer, and in the morning fill it the rest of the way up with your drink choice.


    Friday, September 23, 2011

    Indigo Bee Soap Review

    Today I received a handcrafted bar of soap from Indigo Bee. The bar I received was coconut lemon grass. I couldn't wait to try it, so after dinner I took a bath and used the soap.

    It was a nice scent of lemongrass and lime blends. The soap also has Shea butter and jojoba oil as ingredients.

    The soap lathered nicely, and when I rinsed off, there was no soapy film left on my skin. In fact my skin felt silky and smooth. And you could still smell the fruity blends, as if I had put body spray on.

    I enjoyed the product very much, and I would definitely recommend it.

    Indigo Bee has many products to offer out of their Florida store. These artisan soaps would make a great gift for any occasion. Another nice feature about ordering online with Indigo Bee, is that they also sell wholesale.

    And if you go to their website now you can catch their end of the season sale.


    They have also won awards for their wonderful products.

    Whats even better is these soaps are made chemical free. So anyone who has allergies will be able to use them. They are mom made and tested.

    With so many products to choose from, you can create a great stock pile for your bathing needs.

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    Shave Bumps on Legs

    All women know, that after shaving your legs you can get ugly shave bumps. It is actually razor burn, and is very common. This happens for several reasons, but all treatment is the same. But the best way to avoid this happening is to regularly replace your razor and shave in a different direction each time.

    If you are looking for a treatment, its a easy fix. First you will want to dry your legs good after you shave. Then apply a good moisturizing lotion over your entire leg. This will help your legs to rehydrate. For the irritated areas dap some hydro cortisone cream on. Do this after your lotion is dry and before bed.

    If your legs are still irritating the following day, try a good topical acne treatment that has benzoyl peroxide in it. Use this sparingly on your irritated sections.


    Thursday, September 22, 2011

    Smooth Nails

    Your nails are a good indicator of your health. They should be shiny, and smooth. With the right tools you can do your own manicure.

    To begin, you want to remove any trace of old polish. Old polish can make your nails appear rough. You want to use polish remover that does not have acetone. Acetone leaves your nails looking dry and can even cause skin irritations, around your cuticles.

    The next step is to rough your nails up with your buffer. Use a back and forth motion to do this. What this does is exfoliate the outer layer and rids any ridges on your nail surface. In the end your nail will have a smoother look.

    Turn the buffer over and polish your nail, this will get rid of any left over dead skin, and leave a shiny look to your nail.

    After buffing you will wash your hands and make sure to get your cuticles and the tops of your nails. This gives you a natural manicured look. Then apply some hand lotion and let dry.

    After that you should apply a clear base coat. The clear coat will make your nails reflect more light. And will even look shinier. A clear coat even lets a color polish go on more smoothly.


    Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    Mirrors over your fireplace

    Your space over the fireplace is a spot that does not get alot of attention when it comes to decorating. Usually the space is left bare or decorated with a picture or wreath. The best looking decor item is a amazing mirror. The right mirror will complement your fireplace and make it a wonderful focal point.

    A large mirror with a bold frame is the best choice. It can be hung or propped above the fireplace for a dramatic look. It will help draw the eye to the fireplace.

    A mirror with a frame that matches the fireplace hardware is another great match.

    Mirrors of different sizes, hung randomly is a wonderful dramatic effect.

    Just hanging a large simple mirror will also work as well.

    What ever type mirror you choose, have fun with it.


    Tuesday, September 20, 2011

    Potajes de garbanzos

    If you are looking for a different soup to cook on a chilly day than you have got to try my Spanish bean soup. Its a Colombian recipe that I found and tyred years ago. If you like garbanzo, and chickpeas, with some ham and Latin seasonings you will love this soup.

     To get started you need the following:

    • 1/2 lb. of dried garbanzo beans (or chickpeas)
    • 1 beef bone (for the stock)
    • 1 ham bone (for the stock)
    • Salted pork, thinly cut
    • 2 qts. water
    • 1 tbsp. salt
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 chorizo (or kielbasa or Andouille sausage)
    • 2 potatoes, peeled and quartered
    • 1 envelope Sazon seasoning with saffron
    Lets cook. Start with a good rinse to your beans. I use bagged beans for a fresher taste. Cover your beans with water and add one tablespoon of salt. This you leave overnight to soak.

    In the morning you will drain your beans. Then in a large kettle add two quarts of water along with your ham and beef bones. Slow and low cook for 45 minutes, skimming the froth from the top.

    In a skillet, you will fry your salt pork on a med heat, slowly. Add your chopped onion and saute the two until your onions are translucent. When the onions and salt pork are ready add them to your beans, along with your potatoes and sazon.

    When your potatoes are done, remove your kettle from the heat than add your sausage of choice. Serve with some good hot bread for a filling meal.


    Monday, September 19, 2011

    Stains baked in the Oven

    Any one who bakes knows how messy and hard it can be to clean up the sticky spills. If not cleaned up when they occur, the stain will firmly affix it self to the interior of your oven. You can use smelly chemical oven cleaners or you can opt for common household products you have right in your pantry.

    Self cleaning ovens will clean any stains by heat. With self cleaning ovens, cleaning products will damage the interior.

    For home remedies oven stains can be removed with baking soda, washing soda and salt. Washing soda is found in your laundry detergent isle. You will need to combine a 16oz box of baking soda to 1/4 cup of washing soda. With a spray bottle of water, wet the stain. Then liberally sprinkle the stain with the soda mixture. Then moisten the mixture with water again. Leave this mixture there overnight and wipe off in the morning with a salt and abrasive scrubber.

    Another way is to heat the oven to 200 degrees. Then turn the oven off and place a bowl of ammonia in the oven. Leave that in the oven overnight, with a fan or window open to ventilate the area. It is a smelly method but it will loosen the baked on stains, that can be washed up with soapy water.



    Sunday, September 18, 2011

    Children and Dentist

    Going to the dentist can scare any child of any age. But it is a necessity for our children. All the tools, and procedures can be overwhelming to them. But there are ways to help your child not to fear going to the dentist.
    Reading a book about Dentist to your child at a early age will help them get to know what a dentist is and what he does. The Bernstein bears have a wonderful book, about going to the dentist.
    Discuss with a older child what exactly they fear, doing this prior to a appointment will help them relax some.
    Purchasing dentist kit toys will also help young children relate to the tools of the dentist. Make a game with them, and let them work on your teeth.
    Before going into the office explain to your child the whole entire dental experience they will have once inside. Avoid talking about pain before the appointment, this is the scary information you don't want to share.
    Choose a dentist who specializes in children, this will also help your child relax even more.

    Saturday, September 17, 2011

    Preserve Fall Leaves

    Who doesn't love the fall, the smells, the colors, the cool crisp air. Well if you would like to keep the colors, you can, by preserving the fall leaves. Its a great DIY craft, to do with your kids, in using the leaves later on to make a fall wreath.

    Let's get started. Once the leaves start to color and fall from the trees, save some to preserve. You want to collect leaves with small branches. Once you have your leaves, you want to put the stems into a bucket of warm water. They will sit there for two hours. Make sure to get rid of any that are damaged. While the stems are sitting, proceed with the next step.

    Take two parts water and one part glycerin and place them in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, once it starts to boil turn the temp down to a simmer. Simmer for ten minutes and cool. You will then cut your stems on a angle, and lightly smash the tip with a hammer. This lets the glycerin mixture in better.

    Place your branches into the mixture and store in a cool, dark place. You will keep your leaves there until you can see little beads of glycerin starting to form on the leaves.

    When you notice that, it is time to take your leaf and gently wipe it with a damp towel, and hang upside down to dry.

    Once dry you can use your leaves in making a beautiful fall wreath.


    Friday, September 16, 2011

    Spider Plants

    Spider plants are a houseplant that is easy to care for. The spider plants have long grass like leaves and spidery stalks. This plant will regulary send out stiff stalks and small white flowers, near the tips. The flowers grow into miniature spider plants, and have complete embryonic roots. These can be removed any time, so you can re root them in water or soil. If you re root them in water, they will be ready in one week for planting in soil.

    The spider plant thrives well in bright, but indirect light. If you give them to much sun and to little water the tip will burn.

    These plants are also drought adapted, they have fleshy tuberous roots, which allows the plant to dry between watering. The water in the soil for these plants should be evenly moist.

    Every few months you should fertilize your plant, with a good soluble or time released fertilizer, especially during its most active growth period.

    Whats great about spider plants is they rarely have a problem with aphids, spider mites, scales or whiteflies. Over watering is the biggest problem. To much fertilizer will burn the tips or the leaves.

    The plant is easily propagated from plantlets. Also propagate from the root or leaf cuttings. Never fertilizer newly divided plants, at least fo six months.

    If you have miniature spider plants, they will begin to grow as soon as contact is made with moist soil.

    Clean your burnt iron

    If you iron, then you have had burnt cloth on the bottom of your iron. It is a sad experience but curable. Not only does it leave a scorch mark on your clothes, it leaves fabric on your iron. There is good news though. It can be cleaned and corrected.

    Let's get started. Of course you want to make sure your iron is off and cool. With a wet rag and some vinegar you want to lightly wipe the bottom of your iron and remove the fabric. If needed you can add baking soda to the vinegar until it makes a paste. Gently rub the paste on the bottom of your iron and rub the surface.

    Then you want to rinse your irons bottom surface with a clean moist rag.

    Then turn your iron on to max to see if there is any waxy substances. Once the iron is hot run it over newspaper several times to remove any residue. 

    For stubborn fabric that is stuck, just repeat the process.

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    Thursday, September 15, 2011

    Yeast Infections women hate them

    No woman likes a yeast infection, but sooner or later we all get them. They are very irritating to any woman. Some women even get them more than others. There are natural ways to cure this, and there are over the counter meds. Let's talk natural, since over the counter meds can be costly, and natural, well you know what the ingredients are.

    One thing to try is yogurt, it has natural cures for yeast infections. Yogurt puts healthy bacteria into your body in place of yeast, therefore cleaning up the yeast infection. Plain yogurt is the yogurt of choice. Simply dip a tampon into the yogurt and then insert and leave there for one hour. The bacteria from the yeast should clear up your infection. It also helps with the burning and itching. Do this twice a day until the infection is gone, it can take up to five days.

    Apple cider vinegar is another natural method for yeast infections. Make sure the apple vinegar is organic, due to low acidity. This will give you best results. The apple cider vinegar is used in a sitz bath, of very shallow water, only covering your groin area. Add two cups of the vinegar and sit for 15 minutes. Pat only with a towel. Do this every night for a week. Wearing loose clothes and breathable under ware will help the process along. Taking a few teaspoons of the same vinegar once a day will also prevent the infection from coming back.

    Boric acid is also a cure for yeast infections, and does it almost instantly.  It kills bacteria which causes the infection pretty fast. Do not use the boric acid once the infection is gone. It usually only takes three days. NEVER take boric acid orally.

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    Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    Pet odors in the rug

    All pet owners know their pets have accidents. And getting rid of the odor can sometimes be difficult. With one of these ways there should be no problem. And you won't have to spend alot of money.
    Club soda is the first option. With paper towels, and a bottle of club soda you are ready to attack. Take and pour the club soda right over the pet stain that smells. Cover it completely, and let it bubble. When the bubbling stops, blot the club soda up with your paper towels. If there is still a slight smell, just repeat the process.
    Also you can use a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water. Use the same process as club soda to complete the cleaning method.

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    DIY Red Hair Dye Highlights

    We already know anything we can create our self is better. We then know that it is chemical free. So here is a way to create your own hair dye, without the use of potentially damaging chemicals. It's quick, easy, and not expensive.

    Begin by brewing strong rose hip tea, you can also use clove tea or strong black coffee. After brewing make sure your tea or coffee is completely cool.

    While your tea or coffee is cooling, wash and rinse your hair very well. After that you will pour your mixture into your hair while you are still in the shower. It is best to do this sitting as close to the tub drain as possible so the mixture does not splash onto your tile or shower curtain. It does stain. Try and catch the mixture into a bowl placed in the tub while you are pouring the mixture over your head. This way you can re- use the mix.

    This process of pouring the mixture on is done at least 15 times.

    After that wring out your hair and wrap with a old towel. The mix will sit for 15 minutes.

    After that time rinse the mixture out thoroughly and condition. You can then style as you normally do. And enjoy your new natural highlights.

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    Monday, September 12, 2011

    Hair Dye for High Lights

    If you are looking to give your hair color a different look, try some high lights. Adding some lighter portions will give your hair a softer look.

    Most of the time bleach is used to high light, but you can also use hair dye. Hair dye will not give you the same effect as bleach, but it will lighten your hair shade a few degrees, and give it a more subtle effecting look.

    When using hair dye you will still use foil to wrap your hair. You will do the same process as if you we're using bleach.

    The difference in using the two, is that bleach does last longer, but removes pigments from your hair. Hair dye does not remove pigment and will eventually wash out. This is the best method for you if you do not want a permanent look.

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    Sunday, September 11, 2011

    Capon a Italian Christmas meal

    A great meal for Christmas is going Italian with a Champagne Capon. What is a Capon, it is a rooster, that is well known for its tenderness.

    If you would like to make it Italian style here is how you make it. A eight pound Capon is needed, fresh rosemary, salt and pepper also. And half a cup of balsamic vinegar and a cup of your favorite champagne.

    First wash your Capon, do this under cold water. Then dry your Capon inside and out. You will then place the rosemary into your Capon cavity. To your taste season the Capon with salt and pepper. You than want to refrigerate your Capon for two hours.

    After that place your Capon in a oven that was preheated to 325 degrees. Your Capon will cook great in a shallow roasting pan, facing the breast downward.

    You will roast for three hours, but after the first hour you want to pour a cup of water over the capon and a 1/4 cup of your champagne and baste. Your next basting will be fifteen minutes later, and you will then use 1/4 cup champagne only. Then 15 minutes after this you will baste with 1/4 cup vinegar. For the last 15 minutes you will baste one final time with all the juice in the bottom of your pan.

    When your Capon is done, let it rest for twenty minutes before carving. You can use your pan juice for a topping or make a gravy out of it.

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    Saturday, September 10, 2011

    Olive Oil and Your Hair

    Olive oil has been proclaimed for health benefits for years. But did you know it is great for a beauty product to. It not only does good for you on the inside it does great for you on the outside as well. One beauty trick is using olive oil for your hair. This is done by making a conditioner from olive oil. It is simple to due and the rewards are great.

    So let's get creating. Start by pouring a half a cup of olive oil into a safe microwaveable bowl. Heat the oil for twenty seconds. Next place a towel on your shoulders so you can protect your clothing. Take the oil and pour some into the palm of your hand and start to massage it into your hair. Working it into your scalp is great if it is dry. If you already have oily hair massage 1/2 way down from your scalp. You want to massage the oil into all your hair.

    When all the hair is covered, place your hair loosely on top of your head, and then cover your head with a plastic shower cap. Make sure you get all the hair into the cap.

    You want to keep the cap on for thirty minutes, the oil is now treating your hair. After thirty minutes, shampoo with a mild shampoo. Also use a light conditioner after shampooing. You will notice right away how much softer your hair is, and how manageable it is. But the best thing you will notice is the shine.

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    Friday, September 9, 2011

    Sweet Potato Burgers

    You have had sweet potato pie, sweet potatoes mashed, and sweet potato fries. But have you ever had sweet potato burgers? Well if you would like to try these wonderful tasting burgers here is what you need to get started.
    • 5 large sweet potatoes
    • 2 cups uncooked brown rice (4 cups water or broth, 2 Tbsp. oil or butter)
    • 1 egg
    • 1 large red onion, diced
    • 1-1/2-2 cups whole wheat or Italian breadcrumbs
    • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tsp. garlic salt
    • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
    • 1 tsp. white pepper
    To get started making these you will preheat your oven to 350 degrees. You want to bake your potatoes for a hour and a half or until fork tender. Next scoop out the inside of the potato into a bowl.

    Next cook some rice and to your water add some broth and butter.

    The next step you want to combine your rice with egg, onion and your spices, when combined add the mixture to your sweet potatoes, mixing well.

    When your sweet potato mixture is done it is now time to form your burgers. When the burgers are formed, coat them with breadcrumbs. Then place on a baking sheet and bake for twenty five minutes.

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    Thursday, September 8, 2011

    Clean Feces from Cat Fur

    Cats can be a joy to have, but long hair cats can require extra care. Especially when it comes to poop, in the rectal area. Cats are known to be clean, but this situation does happen. It can be the poop just gets stuck, or they just can't reach it to clean it off. Either way, you are the one left to help them. Here are a few tips that may help you with that.

    The first thing you want to do is gently corral your pet cat. Do this carefully or the pet cat will get upset. You want to be in a relaxed setting in a room that you can close the door. Next have some treats handy to tempt your cat with. This is a important step you don't want to skip.

    Now it's time to evaluate the amount of feces in the area. Sometimes it can be wiped sometimes it needs to be cut. If you have a skittish cat you may have to try another approach.

    For dry feces you might be able to just chip it off with your hand wearing a glove. Then gently comb or brush the rest off. This dry feces can really get stuck to the hair so try your best not to tug the hair.

    For damp feces stuck to the cat hair, use a thoroughly moist towel to wipe your pet cat. You may need several towels to do this.

    Usually if there is just a little bit of feces it is nothing to worry about.

    Untreated, can cause skin infections, so if you can not do the cleaning your self you may need a professional.

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    Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    Pomegranate Blueberry Juice Health Benefits

    Fruit juice is the best way to add essential vitamins and nutrients into your diet. Adding pomegranate and blueberry helps reduce your cholesterol as well as helping to control your weight. It does not matter if you drink it from a bottle purchased from the store or make it fresh your self. The health benefits are the same.

    Pomegranates fresh or in juice are full of antioxidant's. They discourage the formation of atherosclerosis. And also reduce the formation of blood clots.

    Not only does blueberries lower your cholesterol they lower triglycerides and reduce belly fat. They also help to reduce high blood sugar.

    Combined these two fruits actively work in a combination to fight cholesterol and obesity, and help lower your blood sugar.


    Tuesday, September 6, 2011

    Borax and Vinegar Cleaning Solution

    Most of the time you can not combine two cleaning products together. But in this case you can. And the combination is vinegar and borax. Mixing these two ingredients, you can clean a variety of things in your home or office. It is also a great way to clean green.

    If you would like to make this great cleaner, all you need is a box of borax, and pour one cup into a bucket. Next is one quarter of a cup of distilled vinegar, and mix into your bucket blending the mixture. You will mix until you create a paste. This mixture is great for cleaning the toilet and tub.

    Another mixture of this cleaning product is one half cup of distilled vinegar and two teaspoons of borax powder added to half a gallon of water in a bucket. Making this mixture gives you a replacement for your all purpose cleaner. It will clean all surfaces and also clean mirrors. It will also shine and polish your chrome fixtures. You can store the mixture the same as your all purpose cleaner, in a spray bottle.

    For stains, making a mixture of vinegar and borax with salt works great. Add one quarter cup of each ingredient until a paste if formed. For stains in the carpet, rub the paste on and let it sit until it drys. Then all you need to do is vacuum it up.

    It doesn't stop here, vinegar and borax works in your laundry room also. Just add half a cup of vinegar to the rinse for softening your fabrics. Vinegar in the wash cycle will get rid of clothes with strong odors and mildew and smoke as well. Adding the borax is a great laundry aide to. Just add half a cup to boost your regular detergent. Borax makes a great laundry disinfecting ingredient to. It will remove tough stains, and make your clothes smell very fresh.


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