Archive for May, 2013

May 25th, 2013

Put Your Car Keys Beside Your Bed At Night

car keys

Carrie Luscombe put this on facebook. It’s very good advice and might save your life. Enjoy!

Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr’s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It’s a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage.

If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won’t stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won’t want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

P.S. I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can’t reach a phone. My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn’t hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she’ll know there’s a problem.

This may save a life!

May 23rd, 2013


jewelry cleaner

This article I am sharing was put on facebook by Carrie Luscombe. I thought I would share this with you. It seems it’s very hard to find a good jewelry cleaner. Years ago I used one, but can’t remember the name of it. Enjoy!


remember to like & share to keep this on your timeline!

1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dish detergent
1 cup water
1 piece aluminum foil


1. Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.

2. Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).

3. Pour hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda, and dishwashing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely with soft cloth. Discard solution after use and make a new batch next time.

4. According to, “this works well for gold-filled, brass, german (nickel) silver, and sterling silver. I have even cleaned jewelry with freshwater pearls, shell cameos and mother of pearl with no problem.”.

May 19th, 2013

Tick Repellant The Natural Way


I had to find something! And you know I hate chemicals!!!

So here it is!

Tick Repellant
Ticks can be troublesome outdoor pests, as they feed off the blood of mammals, and can carry and transfer bacteria and disease such as Lyme disease. Some retail products are designed to repel ticks, but these are many times high-priced items and no more effective than a simple homemade solution.

Repellent for Pets
For pets, add 1 cup of water to a spray bottle, followed by 2 cups of distilled white vinegar. Ticks hate the smell and taste of vinegar, and will be easily be repelled by this ingredient alone. Then, add two spoonfuls of vegetable or almond oil, which both contain sulfur (another natural tick repellent). To make a repellent that will also deter fleas, mix in a few spoonfuls of lemon juice, citrus oil, or peppermint oil, which will all repel ticks and fleas while also creating a scented repellent. Spray onto the pet’s dry coat, staying away from sensitive areas including eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals. When outdoors for an extended period, spray this solution on two to three times per day.

When pets are outdoors generally to use the restroom only, spray the solution onto the animal’s coat once per day. A simple homemade repellent can be made with a few inexpensive household ingredients. In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups of distilled white vinegar and 1 cup of water. To make a scented solution so you do not smell like bitter vinegar all day, add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil or bath oil. Eucalyptus oil is a calm, soothing scent that also works as a tick repellent, while peppermint and citrus oils give off a strong crisp scent that also repel ticks. After mixing the solution, spray onto clothing, skin, and hair before going outdoors. Reapply every four hours to keep ticks at bay, and examine the skin and hair when returning home to make sure no ticks are on the body.

May 16th, 2013

Home Made Mosquito Repellant

home made misquito repellant.

It’s that time of year – the skeeters are getting bad
Skip the harsh store bought stuff and make your own mosquito repellant

Combine in a 16 oz bottle:
15 drops lavender oil

May 12th, 2013

Explination About These Beautiful Flowers I posted

On one of my networks, an explination of the flowers I posted earlier was writen. I thought I would share it with you.

Robert J McKenzie: This man really knows his beans when it comes to gardening. Thanks Robert for the explination.

Your right Bonnie it is a clamatis.
lovely flowers they are.there are 300 differants kinds of this flower.
Clematis, lush and lovely and as tough as almost any plant we can grow. Climbing and herbaceous, clematis give us lavish summer displays and are also stars of the winter garden, whether large flowered or delicate, clematis astound in their variety. One thing is for sure, once you begin with clematis, the collecting bug can take hold and it is almost impossible to stop!

Clematis are one of the most useful plants in the garden, their climbing habit makes them ideal companions for spring flowering shrubs, they can be used to clothe ugly walls and fences, to scramble over an arbour or shed, and to bring something special to the border.

May 10th, 2013

Sharing some Photo’s. Please comment if you like. I took them

Butler Flower 2013 1

Butler Flower 2013 2

Moth 1

My friends in church came up with what this moth is and I thought I would share this with you.

Cecropia Moth is single brooded. The female lays 200 to 300 whitish oval eggs, a few at a time, usually on the undersides of leaves. The larva feeds on a variety of trees and shrubs but mainly on cherry, plum, elder berry, apple, box-elder, maple, walnut, birch, and willow. The overwintering cocoon does not hang but is attached lengthwise to a twig of the plant on which the larva has fed.

This perticular moth has probably just came out of it’s cacoon because the wings are drooping. I understand that this moth takes awhile for it to fly. I hope that nothing happens to it. I didn’t disturb it in any way but was just sitting there on the side walk. I hope other people just leave it alone. Very interesting.

May 6th, 2013

A Few Reasons Not To Snack Before Bedtime!

This article was written by Dr. Ben Kim’s Natural Health Newsletter.
I feel it was a good read and my partner suggested sharing this
with you all on my blog. Enjoy!

Don’t snack before you go to sleep for the night. Give
your digestive tract at least a good hour or preferably a few
hours of rest before you go to bed.

Seems like a simple thing and not nearly enough action to
create change in your health status.

But it’s a profoundly simple choice that can make all the
difference to your body’s ability to stay healthy and even
recover from chronic health challenges.

Here’s why:

Your body has to work hard to digest everything that you
put into your GI tract.

Your stomach and intestines have to generate a continuous
flow of contractile waves to push things through.

Specialized cells that line your stomach have to produce
acid to help break down food into usable nutrients.

Your gall bladder and pancreas have to produce additional
digestive juices and enzymes to help ensure breakdown of
fats and carbohydrates.

The walls of the top third of your small intestine have to
regulate passing of nutrients into your bloodstream.

Your circulatory system has to carry these nutrients from
your small intestine to your liver, where these nutrients
have to be packaged for delivery to the rest of your body.

These and many other steps that make up the process
of digesting and assimilating nutrients force great energy


Put another way, snacking before bed directly diminishes
your body’s ability to repair and rejuvenate damaged

Instead of spending the night rejuvenating itself, your body
spends a good portion of its sleep time digesting excess

The take-home message is this: if you are looking to
overcome a specific health challenge or you’re just
interested in feeling as healthy and fit as possible, it’s
vital that you avoid the habit of eating right up until sleep

If you’re not already doing this, then I encourage you to
give it a try over the next 30 days, and please feel free
to write in to let me know how it goes!