TodayI…thought I’d start a new column for my Thursday posts. It won’t replace the “5 Things I Learned About My Husband/Wife” Posts, but just wanted to add a little variety to the mix. We’re not HUGE YouTube video watchers, but we do enjoy anything that makes us laugh! Hope you do enjoy and can laugh with us!
TodayI…realized I haven’t done one of these type of reflection posts in a long while. Sometimes we need to stop being so serious and just burn calories laughing the night away. I tend to find a lot of things funny…so I thought I’d share these. Happy Wednesday!
This conversation between father and son… (source)
$chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. With all my $tuff, I $imply can’t think of anything I need, $o if you would like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you.
A week later….. a letter from “home”
I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh.
These framed art pieces from l’avant et l’apres de peintura…
This talented dancer…
My nephew never ceases to amaze me.
Have you ever met a 7yr old kid who can watch baseball games for hours while rewinding, replaying, and forwarding the game? Have you ever known a 7yr old kid who knows all the players of a team, their numbers, their batting averages, stats, etc?
Check this crazy kid out:
Not only is he a baseball genius…he’s hilarious! He quotes movies and can make adults laugh, memorizes lyrics to songs really easily, he’s quirky and witty…and he’s the only one 7yr old who knows when, where, and what time the Dodgers are playing!
Sorry for the late post! I’m really off my game this week with the last week of school and getting ready for summer! Did I tell you how much I am really enjoying this book! I have so many random things in my place that I kind of don’t want to throw away (even though my husband would probably say otherwise) so I thought, what better way to keep them from collecting dust than to find other ways to use them!
Today’s featured item:
What sorts of things can you use clothespins for?
1. Organize your studio, work space, kitchen, bathroom, etc.
2. Decorate with them
from design sponge
As you can see, you can pretty much use clothespins to decorate anything!
3. Organize your closet
Clip-on clothespins to hold together pairs of shoes, boots, sneakers, even gloves! No need to go hunting for the matching pair anymore!
4. Prevent vacuum cord “snapback”
To avoid the annoyance of you accidentally unplugging the vacuum cord, use a clothespin to prevent the cord from retracting. Simply clip the clothespin at the length you want.
5. Make an instant bib
Simply clip a towel or napkin around a child’s neck using clothespins. You can even make a lobster bib for adults! It is actually mush faster than tying on a bib.
5. Make clothespins puppets
The traditional straight clothespins (as opposed to the ones with the metal springs) are ideal for puppet making. Using the knob as a head and kids can use random crafts to create their own masterpieces.
6. Hold leaf bag open
Next time you rake up the leaves, use clothespins to clip one side of the bag to a chain-link fence or other convenient site in order to prevent the leaves from falling out.
TodayI…Reflected on creative ways you can save money by using different household items for a variety of purposes. I recently purchased this book by Reader’s Digest and have been inspired to write about certain things that have great flexibility. Perhaps I shall make this a special series of posts.
Who knew so many items around the house had different uses! This just affirms the fact that we shouldn’t waste anything. I’m sure going to learn a lot when it comes to this, but what better time to implement great money saving secrets than now?!?
Today’s featured item:
What sorts of things can you use bananas for (besides a good source of potassium)?
1. Make a face mask (a face mask made of bananas has the similar effect of Botox! No joke!)
All you have to do is mash up a medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste, apply it to your face and neck, let it set for 10-20 minutes, then rinse with cold water. It feels good on your skin too!
If you think this is nuts, read more about it here.
2. Eat a frozen “banana-sicle” or chocolate peanut butter dipped bananas.
click here for recipe
Frozen bananas are great, especially with summer finally here! For a frozen “banana-sicle” all you have to do is peel & cut four ripe bananas in half (across middle), stick a wooden Popsicle stick into the flat end of each piece, lay them out on wax paper, and freeze for a few hours. You can be even more creative by dipping them into melted butterscotch or chocolate morsels (use chopped nuts or shredded coconut as toppings).
3. Tenderize a Roast
The next time you’re cooking up a roast, soften it up by adding a ripe, peeled banana to the pan. This will make the meat incredibly tender! If you don’t believe me, ask any Hawaiian, Filipino, Puerto Rican, Malaysian, South Indian, even Mexican you know..they sometimes use banana leaves in their cooking. Mmm..this is making me hungry!
4. Polish Silverware & leather shoes
I tried this at home and it works! First, remove the leftover stringy material from inside of the peel and shine away! This can also work on plants! Instead of spraying water on your plants to remove dust (that actually attracts more dust), wipe down your plants with the inside of the banana peel and watch it *sparkle*!
5. Deter aphids