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Economical Gardening Ideas And Fixes.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

I like gardening. I like doing as much as I can, to garden using organic methods.
Here are some useful links to help with your own garden.

How top make your own seed tape.

Blight- How to Spot it & Cure it.

How to Control Powdery Mildew.

Companion plants for tomatoes. These are the best plants to grow next to tomatoes.

Good things for the garden: Composting 101.

What plants grow well together.

Growing your garden in containers.

My favourite part of gardening, is planing how I shall plant my garden, and what I shall put in it, at the beginning of the year. It brings me many hours of enjoyment and relaxation, and once the vegetables and fruits are harvested, you have wonderful healthy food to supplement your meals with.

My garden also provides me with a nice place to relax in.

I love how my garden helps me mentally and physically.

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RHONDAWI 7/27/2014 10:11PM

  It looks great!! I love seeing other peoples gardens!! you made my day!!

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I love to spend time in the garden. It's good for the soul and the body. Your garden looks full of love

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LITTLEWIND53 7/26/2014 4:37PM

    All your hard work certainly pays off. Looks like a lovely oasis to ralax in....

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TIMEHASCOME56 7/26/2014 2:22PM

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Daily Humour

Friday, July 25, 2014

I find that smiling and laughing helps me keep on track. Here is some things that make me smile and laugh. I hope they help you as well.

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TESTYCATLADYP 7/26/2014 7:05AM

    I find smiles and laughter in many situations. emoticon

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GOLFGMA 7/26/2014 6:57AM

    A smile to start the day. emoticon

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What makes me happy.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I find that if I spend some time each day, thinking about things that make me happy, my mood improves, and I am better able to stick to eating healthy. Here are some things in photos, that make me happy.

My God gives me happiness and peace.

My kitties make me happy...







My Garden makes me happy...

My friends and family make me happy...

These are just a few things that make me happy, and make me smile.
What things make you happy and make you smile?
Take the time to think about them each day, and see the difference it makes in your life. emoticon


The Key To Happiness...

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

How come certain people expect other people to make them happy, when they can not even find happiness in themselves? It is unfair for anyone to expect another person to make them happy. Such behavior only leads to disappointment, and instead results in not just them being unhappy, but the other person being unhappy as well.

I have found that the key to happiness, is to allow yourself to be happy, no matter what your situation is. Single, or as a couple... Employed or retired... Surrounded by people, or alone... Your happiness can be found in either state... if you allow it.

I also found that you should not limit yourself to what can make you happy. Often we think that certain things, people, or occurrences are needed to make us happy. The problem with that way of thinking, is that it then limits our ability for happiness.

I have since found that the things, people, and occurrences that I thought I needed to have happen to be happy, did not give me true happiness. I also discovered happiness from many sources, that I never expected to find happiness from. The most shocking discovery of all?... It was the unexpected things and occurrences that made me the happiest.

So... the lesson in all this rambling... You yourself, are ultimately responsible for your own happiness.

If you place your happiness solely onto the shoulders of another person, then you limit your happiness to that persons ability to make you happy, and place a very heavy burden on that person, leaving them ultimately feeling unhappy as well. And If you limit what brings you happiness, your happiness will be limited as well.

So... look for happiness in all the situations and things and people that are around you, and you likely will be surprised in just how happy you can actually be.

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PANFRIEDTROUT 4/8/2014 10:35PM

interesting thought

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BABY_GIRL69 4/8/2014 6:08PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon God bless, Dee

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    I agree MJRVIC2000. For me, that is true. That is partly why I say that we should not limit our chances for happiness on people and things. They too often will let us down. God's love tho, is forever, and will never let us down.

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MJRVIC2000 4/8/2014 2:06PM

    Happiness comes from knowing Christ and following Him! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Are you making it hard for yourself to lose weight?

Monday, September 09, 2013

So many of my friends say that it is too hard to lose weight, so they won't even try.

I guess it depends on what type of approach you take with weight loss. It is true... weight loss can be difficult, if you make it difficult. Over the years, I have found that it is your approach to weight loss, that makes it either easy or difficult.

If you will almost punish yourself, and severely cut calories, and exercise like mad... then yes... it will be difficult to maintain such a lifestyle, and lose the weight.

However... if you relax, and commit to a lifestyle change, which involves what is in fact a minor cut to what your caloric needs would be to maintain your weight... then you will find it is much easier. I myself have been doing this, and in 4 years, I have lost and kept off about 200 pounds.

All you need to cut, is about 300 calories a day from what you would need to maintain your weight, and do the equivalent of about 10 minutes of walking a day, and you will lose about 1 pound a week.
To put that into context... 1 pound a week will result in 56 pounds a year. The best thing about dieting this way, is that you do not even feel like you are dieting, yet you are losing weight steadily... and who would not be happy with that?

So... would you rather do it the hard way... or the easy way?

Think about it.

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TXPATRIOT 9/10/2013 12:10AM

    Wow! Congrats on your weight loss!

I totally agree with your blog. After doing it wrong many years, it is amazing what you can do if you have the right perspective.


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LALATIDAH 9/9/2013 8:06PM

    I love your positivism! You have to DO something to make something change!
I have been actively trying to lose weight since Feb and have lost 18 lbs so far. That's not much, but it's alot based on the way I've been doing it. I don't believe in "diets" or "diet-aids". I'm allergic to artificial sweeteners. So, my "helps" are nil. I added exercise & have made myself very aware of portion control. I still eat and drink (alcohol is my downfall) the same things, but in lesser quantities. After having been in a wheelchair, unable to walk, due to severe sciatica, I gained 60 lbs. I couldn't exercise for almost 10 years. Now that I am ALMOST pain-free, as long as I keep exercising, I can now concentrate on losing this flabby belly!
I'm glad to hear someone speaking out on a positive note and not being a "Debbie Downer"! Thanks!
Wishing you great success in our mutual journey to good health!
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    Ha.... for me its not excerise or what I eat. Its all about how much! Portion control is my biggest enemy. But my wife and I found a helpful idea. Smaller plates. Easy simple, and no overeating - which helps make that caloric deficit. Thats the easy route for us!

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    I vote for the easy way!

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