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A small project I have been working on!

Monday, March 12, 2012

As you all know I have my own alteration shop in my home and I do all kinds of repair work. Here is a shirt that I have to sew 64 boy scout patches on...Before! Now after..It took me off and on about 3 weeks.

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SHARON10002 3/22/2012 11:54PM

    Wow, now that was a lot of work! Must be this scout is working toward his Eagle badge!

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KBELANGER1 3/13/2012 8:04AM

    Wow...Anna...great job...and a lot of hard work...that will be one lucky Boy have a jacket like that from one talented lady....hugs...

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MARVEEME 3/12/2012 8:59PM

    Nice work, my dear! Looks GREAT!

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-PINKPRINCESS- 3/12/2012 6:37PM

    So cute... great job :)

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KASEYCOFF 3/12/2012 4:47PM

    I love seeing your projects - I remember the cabinet you 'n' hubby refinished!

The shirt turned out great. He must be one proud Scout!
...and emoticon to the young man!

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MARTHASPARKS 3/12/2012 2:14PM

    Wow! Great work from you and from the Boy Scout...

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1COUNTRY_GAL 3/12/2012 1:40PM

    That is awesome Anna,a very busy Boy Scout and lucky to have such an awesome and talented sewer,very nice job! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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The magic of Vicks VapoRub!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

During a lecture on Essential Oils, they told us how the foot soles
can absorb oils. Their example: Put garlic on your feet and within
20 minutes you can 'taste' it.

Some of us have used Vicks VapoRub for years for everything from
chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts in between. But I've
never heard of this. And don't laugh, it works 100% of the time,
although the scientists who discovered it aren't sure why. To stop
night time coughing in a child (or adult as we found out
personally), put Vicks VapoRub generously on the soles of your feet,
cover with socks, and the heavy, deep coughing will stop in about 5
minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief. Works 100%
of the time and is more effective in children than even very strong
prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing
and comforting and they will sleep soundly.

Just happened to tune in A.M. Radio and picked up this guy talking
about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good, due
to the chemicals in them. This method of using Vicks VapoRub on the
soles of the feet was found to be more effective than prescribed
medicines for children at bed time. In addition it seems to have a
soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went on to
sleep soundly.

My DH tried it on himself when he had a very deep constant and
persistent cough a few weeks ago and it worked 100%! He said that
it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped him, coughing stopped in a
few minutes. So he went from every few seconds of uncontrollable
coughing, he slept cough-free for hours every night he used it.

If you have grandchildren, pass this on. If you end up sick, try it
yourself and you will be amazed at how it works.


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MRSWHITEWOLF 3/13/2012 11:01PM

    I have heard of it and am trying it right now so hoping it works.

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NEWMETODAY07 3/8/2012 12:46PM

    I will try this. Love the home remedies over the medications if I can get them. emoticon

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    Yes, this works for my preschooler and has for the last couple years we've used it when he's had a cough. It also works somewhat for me when I have a bad cough.

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PEACHIE_KEEN 3/7/2012 8:17AM

    What a great tip....I can't wait to try this TONIGHT! I have a sinus infection who's best friend is this crazy hacking cough that seems to be going away, until I lay down. Last night I fell asleep sucking on cough drops! Apparently in my sleep last night, I took another cough drop! Maybe tonight will be the first good nights sleep in over a week!

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KBELANGER1 3/7/2012 8:16AM

    Great tip Anna...thanks...and will remember that one!!!

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WINDSONG~ 3/7/2012 3:12AM

    Will do and I love getting helpful info. TY

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GOANNA2 3/7/2012 1:47AM

    Thanks Anna. I was recently staying with German friends
and when I started coughing rather badly, they brought me
the Vicks and I was told to rub on the soles of my feet and lo
and behold the coughing stopped soon after.
I will second this advice as it really works. emoticon

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KATIEM929 3/6/2012 11:54PM

    Very interesting....I'll have to try it next time there's a cough in the house. Thanks for sharing.

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1COUNTRY_GAL 3/6/2012 11:26PM

    I wish I knew this the last time I was ill and coughed for nearly a month.I will try this the next time and try this on my kids to see if it works.Thank you for posting this Anna! emoticon

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CHERDOLL8 3/6/2012 10:42PM

    I have heard of this and I have done this
It does work like a charm!!

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Here is a quick and easy way to save your berries from molding!

Sunday, March 04, 2012

The key to preventing moldy berries...

Berries are delicious, but they're also kind of delicate. Raspberries in particular seem like they can mold before you even get them home from the market. There's nothing more tragic than paying $4 for a pint of local raspberries, only to look in the fridge the next day and find that fuzzy mold growing on their insides.

Well, with fresh berries just starting to hit farmers markets, we can tell you that how to keep them fresh! Here is a tip I'm sharing on how to prevent them from getting there in the first place:

Wash them with vinegar.

When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider probably work best) and ten parts water. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge. The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit, and voila! Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft. So go forth and stock up on those pricey little gems, knowing they'll stay fresh as long as it takes you to eat them.

You're so berry welcome!


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BKNOCK 3/7/2012 10:32AM

    Wow, thanks!

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WINDSONG~ 3/5/2012 2:54AM

    Oooo, ty

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STEVENGO2 3/4/2012 7:42PM

    Love strawberries, thanks to you now know how to keep them fresh!

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GOANNA2 3/4/2012 6:41PM

    Thanks for the tip. emoticon

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MARTHASPARKS 3/4/2012 6:33PM

    Berry good information, especially for a berry fiend like me!

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SUECHRIS50 3/4/2012 5:04PM

    I love this tip!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 3/4/2012 4:40PM

    Thank you Anna,that was an awesome tip! We have blackberries in August and they really mold fast so I will be giving this tip a try for sure emoticon emoticon

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-PINKPRINCESS- 3/4/2012 4:28PM

    Great tip, thanks so much!

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MARVEEME 3/4/2012 4:27PM

    Thank you so much for this tip a 1/10 apple cider vinegar wash is perfect, and I will remember this one! You ROCK my dear friend, especially with spring right around the corner, I think you just saved me mucho bucks....where shall I send it? LOL


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Easy cake mix...few calories!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Easy cakes to make 3-2-1!

These individual little cakes are amazing
and ready to eat in one minute! They are perfect
for whenever you feel like a treat without all the fat
and calories that cake can have. Genius idea!


1 box Angel Food Cake Mix

1 box Cake Mix - Any Flavor

Makes 1 serving.

(Keep reading)


In a Ziploc bag, combine the two cake mixes together
and mix well. For each individual cake serving, take
out 3 Tablespoons of the cake mix combination and

mix it with 2 Tablespoons of water in a small microwave-safe
container. Microwave on high for 1 minute, and you have
your own instant individual little cake!

KEEP remaining cake mixture stored in the Ziploc bag
and use whenever you feel like a treat! You can top
each cake with a dollop of fat free whipped topping
and/or some fresh fruit.

Helpful Tips:

This recipe is called 3, 2, 1 Cake because all you need
to remember is

3 tablespoons mix,
2 tablespoons water,
1 minute in the microwave!

TRY various flavors of cake mix like carrot, red velvet, pineapple,
lemon, orange, etc. Just remember that one of the mixes HAS
to be the angel food mix; the other is your choice.
The flavor possibilities are endless!

The best thing is, you open both cake mixes into a gallon
storage bag, one that 'zip locks' or 'self-seals', or a
container that seals tightly, shake the two cake mixes to
blend and then make the recipe. Storage of mix is simple,
put it on a shelf. No need to refrigerate, since the mix is dry.

Always remember, that one of the cake mixes MUST be
Angel Food. The other can be any flavor.
The Angel Food is the cake mix that has the eggs whites
in it.

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STEVENGO2 2/27/2012 3:21PM

    I will have to try this! Thanks! emoticon

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MARVEEME 2/9/2012 9:02AM

    This is GREAT! Thanks!

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FRAN0426 2/8/2012 2:13AM

    Can't get any easier than this recipe---thanks for sharing

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1COUNTRY_GAL 2/7/2012 11:04AM

    How easy,thank you for sharing. I love Angel food cake with strawberries,yum emoticon

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GOANNA2 2/7/2012 9:52AM

    Sounds great.Thanks for the recipe. emoticon

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KBELANGER1 2/7/2012 9:39AM

    Yummy Anna...that is a great idea...will have to try that the next time the grandchildren are here....thanks for the wonderful idea...


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GETDONE 2/7/2012 9:38AM

    sounds like a great idea--going to the store and try this one!!!!!!
thanks a lot--many times I have made too much of something and then I eat too much of it--this is one great way to control portions. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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God accuracy so fascinating!

Monday, January 23, 2012


Fascinating, I've never given most of this a thought!!!!
God's accuracy may be observed in the hatching of eggs.
For example:
-the eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days;
-those of the canary in 14 days;
-those of the barnyard hen in 21 days;
-The eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days;
-those of the mallard in 35 days;
-The eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days.
(Notice, they are all divisible by seven, the number of days in a week!)
God's wisdom is seen in the making of an elephant.. The four legs of
this great beast all bend forward in the same direction. No other quadruped is so made.
God planned that this animal would have a huge body, too large to live on two legs...
For this reason He gave it four fulcrums so that it can rise from the ground easily.
The horse rises from the ground on its two front legs first.
A cow rises from the ground with its two hind legs first.
How wise the Lord is in all His works of creation!
God's wisdom is revealed in His arrangement of sections and segments,
as well as in the number of grains.
-Each watermelon has an even number of stripes on the rind.
-Each orange has an even number of segments.
-Each ear of corn has an even number of rows.
-Each stalk of wheat has an even number of grains.
-Every bunch of bananas has on its lowest row an even number of bananas, and each row decreases by one,
so that one row has an even number and the next row an odd number.
The waves of the sea roll in on shore twenty-six to the minute in all kinds of weather.
All grains are found in even numbers on the stalks, and the Lord
specified thirty fold, sixty fold, and a hundred fold - all even numbers.
God has caused the flowers to blossom at certain specified times
during the day, so that Linnaeus, the great botanist, once said that
if he had a conservatory containing the right kind of soil, moisture and temperature,
he could tell the time of day or night by the flowers that were open and those that were closed!
The lives of each of you may be ordered by the Lord in a beautiful way for His glory,
if you will only entrust Him with your life. If you try to regulate your own life, it will only be a mess and a failure.
Only the One Who made the brain and the heart can successfully guide them to a profitable end.
May God Bless You In Ways You Never Even Dreamed Today!

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STEVENGO2 1/25/2012 10:18AM

    Thanks for spreading the light of God!

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MARTHASPARKS 1/24/2012 9:11PM

    Wonderful, Anna! Thank you So much!

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MARVEEME 1/24/2012 9:09PM

    Absolutely wonderful, inspiring and awesome.

Some humans think it is this thing called "science" or "math" in which they should place their trust.

Silly humans.


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GOANNA2 1/24/2012 12:19PM

    Thanks so much for sharing.

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1COUNTRY_GAL 1/23/2012 10:41PM

    That was awesome,thank you for sharing.Faith is so important,trusting the creator fully.The accuracy of God is fascinating indeed. emoticon emoticon

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