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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Funny Friday

Sorry so late on this one too. :)
I decided to do two videos too.
Funny babies :)

Hope they made you smile :) I did :)

Thankful Thursday

Sorry so late. Here is my Thankful Thursday
I am thankful for my children. They are my life and I love them so much.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Whats cooking Wednesday :)

Well :) Since I made myself an apple pie last night I"ll do this one :)
6-7 small apples
1/4 cup Sugar
cinn. to color or for more flavoring
1 tsp lemon juice or water
2 Tbsps flour
Crumb topping:
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 butter
1/2 tsp cinn.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix each mixture in separate bowls. First peel and core 6-7 apples and put them in a mixing bowl. Then add sugar, lemon juice/water, flour, and cinn. to color. Then in another bowl mix up the topping. Sugar, butter, and cinn. Pour filling mixture either in a frozen pie crust or homemade. Put on a cookie sheet and put in preheated oven for up to an hour. :) Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday Tips

Well I couldnt think of much but then I was thinking of how much laundry I have to catch up on and how sometimes almost everyone has suborn stains that they cant get out and I saw some online that I found helpful.
Shrunken Sweaters
It may seem hopeless, but there is a tiny glimmer of a chance that you can still wear that sweater. It’s worth a try to attempt to reshape a wet sweater to its original size. Add 2-3 tablespoonfuls of hair conditioner to a bucket of room temperature water. Put the sweater in the bucket to soak for about 5 minutes. Lay the sweater on a clean dry towel and slowly and gently try to stretch the fibers and reshape the garment before allowing it to dry on the towel.

Dried Stains
Once a stain has been dried, it’s very hard to remove, but it is possible. Try repeating the steps for the individual stain. More than likely you’ll need to soak the stain, or use a more aggressive stain remover. On white clothes, try using lemon juice and placing the garment in the sun. Both the lemon juice and the sun will work as bleaching agents. Be sure to rinse the clothing thoroughly before rewashing.

Dingy Whites
White fabrics can become yellowed or grayed and dingy. For gray and dingy whites try the triple soak. Soak the whites first in a solution of a bucketful of water and 2 tablespoons of liquid dish soap. Next rinse out the whites and soak in a solution of 2 tablespoons of ammonia and a bucketful of water. Next, rinse out the whites, and soak in a bucket of warm water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Rinse thoroughly and dry. This soaking method will leave your whites bright and clean.

Wrinkled Clothes
If clothes have been neglected in the dryer for too long they are probably wrinkled. To smooth out the wrinkles, put the load back in the dryer with a damp towel (for a medium sized load) or a damp sock (for a small load).
If you have a dryer like mine I have a wrinkle free cycle :)

Pink Whites
A red sock in the washer with your whites can leave you seeing rose-colored laundry. To try to fix this problem you’ll need Rit Color Remover. This product works wonders on white laundry that had dye transfer on it. The Rit Color Remover can also be effective at removing dye on some colored or patterned backgrounds, although you run the risk of having the original color or pattern of the garment damaged.

Crayons in the Dryer
I’ve got quite a bit of experience with this one. I’ll never forget the first time I looked in the dryer to see streaks of red crayon melted around the drum. To get rid of it, start with scraping off as much of the wax as you can. I like using a credit card because it doesn’t scratch the drum, but does a good job of removing dried on wax. Depending on how tough the wax is to remove, you might need to use a blow dryer to remove the wax. Hold the dryer 6 inches away from the drum. It will heat up the wax, allowing you to wipe it away. Next, you’ll need some WD-40. Spray it on a cloth and wipe at the waxed areas until the wax is gone. For your final step, use a mild detergent like dish soap or an all-purpose cleaner and warm water to do a final wipe down of the drum.

Stickers Washed and Dried
Sometimes a “Good Job” sticker gets left on clothes as they go through the laundry cycle. A sticker that has been washed and dried, congeals and becomes very difficult to remove. Use an ice cube to freeze the stained area, and try to scrape away as much of the sticker as possible with a spoon. Apply baby or cooking oil to the sticker area and try to scrape away more of the stain as it loosens. Rinse the area thoroughly with a little dish soap and warm water before applying a stain remover gel and rewashing.

Mildew Smells or Stains
Did you forget about the clothes in the washer and now they have a sour smell? If the clothes smell, but aren’t stained by pinpoint sized dots of mildew, you may simply be able to rewash them with a helping of bleach for whites, or color-safe bleach for colors. If you indeed have mildew stains, washing with chlorine bleach will remove the stains from white clothing. For colored clothing use a mixture of color-safe oxygen bleach (1 teaspoon) , and hydrogen peroxide (1 cup) to sponge the stained areas before rinsing thoroughly and rewashing. Clothes may also benefit from soaking in a borax solution.

A Pen Explodes
If a pen found its way into your laundry, it can wreak a lot of havoc before it’s found. Whether you realize there are ink stains after clothes are washed, or after they are dried, the steps are the same.
The first solution to try is rubbing alcohol. Place the clothing on top of a clean white towel. Be sure to test in a hidden spot before applying rubbing alcohol to the permanent ink stain. Blot rubbing alcohol onto the stain. The towel underneath will become wet and discolored from the ink. Be sure to move the garment to a clean dry section of the towel as this happens. Continue until no more ink stain can be removed. Make sure you rinse the stained area completely free of the rubbing alcohol. Next try fingernail polish remover. Blot in the same way as you did with the rubbing alcohol, moving the stained area to a clean dry section of a towel as the ink stain is removed. Rinse thoroughly.
Honestly, this will work much more effectively if the clothes haven’t been dried, but it can still work on set in stains, it will just take a lot of hoping and patience.

Washed Tissues
If a tissue has been inadvertently washed, leaving shreds of tissue all over your clothing, the easiest solution is to pick out the biggest clumps you can see before putting the clothing in the dryer. The smaller clumps will get caught in the lint filter where you can remove them after the drying cycle. The more clumps you can remove before the clothing goes into the dryer, the better. Once the clothing is dry, shake out the garments to remove any loose pieces.

Gasoline On Clothing
Gasoline is an oil based product, therefore, use another oil based product to pull out the odor (which is left because all the gas oil has not been removed yet). You can use any kind of oil that normally washes out of clothing, like baby oil. Put some of the oil into the washer along with the clothes, let it swish around for a while, then put in the detergent and all should come out okay. Be sure not to use a dryer to dry these clothes, as it could cause a fire.

Grease Stains
Sprinkle a generous amount of cornstarch or baby powder over the grease stain, allow it to sit for a couple of minutes, then brush the powder off. The powder absorbs the grease and it brushes off with the powder.

Gum On Clothing
Use egg whites to remove gum on clothing. Brush egg white onto gum with a toothbrush. Let sit for 15 minutes and then launder on the items normally.

Use petroleum jelly for removing lipstick stains. Another possibility is to rub in a little vegetable shortening and then launder as normal.

Spaghetti Stains
Wet the fabric and then sprinkle with powdered dish detergent. Scrub gently with a toothbrush. Rinse the item and launder normally.

Zippers: To make a zipper slide up and down more smoothly, rub a bar of soap over the teeth.

Dryer Tip: Include a few tennis balls in each dryer cycle. The tennis balls not only cut drying time by 25% - 50%, but also fluff the clothes to a delicate softness, and towels with be especially fluffy.

Hope these are helpful. Lately I've been finding tissues in my dryer lol. ;)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Movie Monday

Well Since I've seen this movie like 5 times 2 times today lol I'm gonna do..













Its about a boy who dont believe in santa one christmas eve night a train comes around and picks up all the children in the town to go visit the north pole, meet santa, and get the first christmas gift! At the end he starts to believe that their really is a santa claus and you should believe.

My daughter Melanie Loves this movie :)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday funnies

Ok I decided to do animal funnies.

My favorite one is the puppies holdin up the little baby :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday "B"
Hmmmm. Thankful for my Brain. Without it I wouldnt be able to store all the good memories of my family and friends.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Santas Prayer

The sleigh was all packed,
the reindeer were fed,
But Santa still knelt by the side of the bed.
"Dear Father," he prayed
"Be with me tonight.There's much work to do and my schedule is tight.

I must jump in my sleigh
and streak through the sky,
Knowing full well that a reindeer can't fly.
I will visit each household before the first light,
I'll cover the world and all in one night.
With sleigh bells a-ringing,
I'll land on each roof,
Amid the soft clatter of each little hoof.

To get in the house is the difficult part,
So I'll slide down the chimney of each child's heart.
My sack will hold toys to grant all their wishes.
The supply will be endless like the loaves and the fishes.
I will fill all the stockings and not leave a track.
I'll eat every cookie that is left for my snack.
I will fill all the stockings and not leave a track.
I'll eat every cookie that is left for my snack.
I can do all these things Lord,
only through You,I just need your blessing,
then it's easy to do.

All this is to honor the birth of the One,
That was sent to redeem us, Your most Holy Son.
So to all of my friends, least Your glory I rob,
Please Lord, remind them who gave me this job."

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Deck of Cards

This is a very nice song and very interesting

Whats cooking Wednesday :)

Garlic Roasted Chicken with Herb-Lemon Gravy

One 3 lb, 8 oz chicken skinned

1 medium onion halved

4 rosemary sprigs

1 medium lemon halved

4 thyme sprigs

6 garlic cloves peeled

1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 tablespoons dry white wine

1 tablespoon minced scallion

1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray broiler rack in roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray. Remove chicken giblets and neck from body cavity. Rinse chicken with cold running water inside out; pat dry with paper towels. Arrange lemon halves, onion, rosemary, thyme and garlic in body cavity. With poultry string tie legs together. Transfer chicken, breast side up, torack in roasting pan. Roast 30 minutes. Pour broth and lemon juice over chicken. Reduce heat to 325 degrees. Make a foil tent over chicken. Roast about 1 hour longer, basting frequently, until meat thermometer inserted into center of inner thigh (not touching bone), reaches 180-185 degrees). Transfer chicken to carving board. Let stand 15 minutes. Meanwhile, pour pan juices into a mediumsaucepan, reserving 1 tablespoon liquid. In small bowl, with whisk, dissolve cornstarchin reserved liquid. Add 1/4 cup water, wine, scallion, soy sauce and sage to saucepan. Bring to a boil, boiling for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Whisk in dissolvedcornstarch. Cook, stirring constantly, about 1 minute until gravythickens. Carve chicken and serve with gravy.

This is a ww's recipe that i got awhile ago and wanted to try sooo bad sounds really good so I'm gonna try it when I go shopping :)

4.5 points

Tuesday Tips

Another Tuesdays Tips. Well since there is only 15 days till CHRISTmas I figured some sesasonal tips.
1. Try to get your christmas shopping done through out the year this way it takes the pressure off of you doing it last minute and less stressful for the heavy crowds in stores.
2. Put up decorations up early when the weather is nice that way you dont freeze when the cold weather comes in and you take your time putting everything up the way u want it.
4. Send out christmas cards the day after Thanksgiving so that everyone gets it by christmas. :)
5. Get out all your christmas stuff and go through it to see what you are going to be putting out and what you are going to keep tucked away. That way you can plan out how and where your going to put everything when you decorate in your home.
6. Make sure you keep track of all the christmas specials on tv if your like me and my family they love to watch all the shows (elf, a charlie brown christmas, Polar express, ect)
Thats all I can think of at the moment. :) Enjoy lol.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Movie Monday :)

The Movie that I choose is:

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"

One of my most favorite Movies :)

Its is a story about what christmas is really about and how it should be.

Lovable schlemiel Charlie Brown searches for Christmas' true meaning in this animated holiday classic. Charlie directs a Christmas pageant, buys a stunted tree and learns that the yuletide means more than just presents and tinsel. All of Charles Schulz's familiar "Peanuts" characters are here -- from Snoopy and Lucy to Schroeder, Linus and Pig-Pen.

"Light's Please"

Luke 2:8-14

And there were in the same

country shepherds abiding in the field,

keeping watch over their flock by night.

And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon

them, and the glory of the Lord shone round

about them; and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for,

behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy

which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of

David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall

find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes,

lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a

multitude of the heavenly host praising God,

and Saying,

Glory to God in the highest,

and on earth peace,

good will toward men."


Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Funny

Here are some lame jokes that might make you smile at least I hope lol :)
Knock Knock
Who's there ?
Snow who ?
Snow business like show business !
Knock Knock
Who's there ?
Holly who ?
Holly-days are here again
Knock Knock
Who's there ?
Mary who ?
Mary Christmas
What do reindeer say before they tell a joke?
This will sleigh you.
What is red and white and goes up and down and up and down?
Santa Claus stuck in an elevator
What goes, " ho, ho ... swoosh ... ho, ho ... soosh?
Santa caught in a revolving door.
HEHEHE :) Hope you liked them.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thankful Thursdays

Well I think this idea Linda came up with is interesting so here is mine (even though its the same lol)
Without these I wouldnt be hold my children.

Whats cooking Wednesday!

So I saw this in a magazine and it looks delicious so I had to try it and it is really good!
Herbed Parmesan Dipping Oil
1/2 teasoon Italian her seasoning
1/4 cup Crisco Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
Crusty Baguettes or Italian Bread
Combine seasoning and olive oil on a 6 inch plate Top with Parmesan Cheese. Dip slices or pieces of crusty bread into oil.
Prep time: 5 min Yield: 1 serving
( Also, recommended by ww's) :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesday Tips

Its cold outside and people are thinking of how much fun the snow is going to be the white snow flakes quietly falling to gods earth. Making snow angels :) ect. Here are some tips.


Step1Test to see if you have 'packing snow,' which clumps together easily and isn't too wet. The snow must pack to make a snowman.

Step2Shape a handful of snow into a ball. Continue adding more snow and packing the ball until it's too large to hold.

Step3Place the ball on the snow in front of you and slowly roll it away from you. As more snow accumulates on the outside of your ball, pack the snow by pressing on it with your gloved hands.

Step4Roll and pack the ball over and over until it is the size you want for the bottom of the snowman's body. Repeat for the midsection and head. The bottom should be the biggest ball, and the top should be the smallest.

Step6Pack some extra snow between the layers to make them stick together. Place sticks down the center where the sections meet if your snowman is having trouble standing erect.

Step7Give the snowman a face. Use coal, rocks, buttons or anything dark and round for the eyes. A horizontal stick or twig will make a good mouth, and a carrot is fine for the pointy nose. If you don't have a carrot, a banana or a candy cane will do the job.

Step8Cover the top of his head with an old plant for hair, or give him a knit hat to wear. Top hats will blow away unless secured.

Step9Add arms, legs and other accessories. Push sticks into the sides of the middle section and hang old mittens on the ends, then place boots at the bottom for legs. Also consider adding items such as a shirt, a scarf or sunglasses.

Hope it was helpful lol I know everyone knows how to build a snowman but some things are interesting lol :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Movie Monday

For my movie Monday I am going to do "Ice Princess."
Brainy Casey has never quite fit in. Caught between her fantasy of becoming a championship figure skater and her strong-willed mother , who has her on the fast track to Harvard, she can only hope to be like Nikki, Tiffany and Gen - three elite skating prodigies who are ruthlessly competing on the US National circuit (and have attitudes to match). But when Casey gets the chance to train with Gen and her coach, a disgraced former skating champion who also happens to be Gen's mother , she must dash her own mother's hopes in order to pursue her dream. Now, with only the support of Gen's teenage brother, a hunky Zamboni driver, Casey takes on the challenge of her life when she finds herself competing against the best to make it into the championship circuit and become a real "ice princess." I love this movie.