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  • Sunshine, lollipops and roses

    4/19/2015 8:28:18 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    It reached 83 degrees yesterday! What an anomaly. Pure sunshine, light breezes and the smell of fresh cut grass filled the air. So did the sounds of gas mowers, weed whackers, water pressure washers and a host of other gizmos people bring our to erase winter. I chose the sound of lightly tappe... Read more

  • frustrations of moving--have a ffew laughs...

    4/18/2015 7:31:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    I wish.... 1. You have to choose between spending the money and hiring movers or guilting your friends into helping you in exchange for a Papa John’s single topping pizza. The struggle is that if the movers scratch your coffee table, you’re insured. If your friend does it the only thing ... Read more

  • I have been getting more done lately by this method:

    4/18/2015 7:06:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    I find if I make a to do list for tomorrow--I get lots more done. In the morning I have energy but don't know where to start. So I have the pre-written list! At night I have lots of ideas but no energy to move things around. It is easy for me to just write down the ideas to be done the nex... Read more

  • Stuff I got rid of --yeah!

    4/18/2015 6:57:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    already gone -two vans full of trash from the basement to the dump, including old computer equipment -many tall kitchen garbage bags of my old clothes for the VVA truck pickup-my daughter forced me to focus on these and pushed me to get rid of lots of the clothes! I thank her for that. -man... Read more

  • Tie to low magnesium intake and Type 2 diabetes

    4/18/2015 11:13:54 AM, by MZZCHIEF

    hey Sparkers! I've been reading a lot recently about insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, since those of us with who are overweight... or in my case, within my BMI, but at the top range of it... tend to have problems with blood sugar, more so than our thinner sisters. In any case, here'... Read more

  • No pun intended--well maybe pun intended...

    4/17/2015 8:03:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    Which is your favorite? And do you have a favorite pun or play on words? Thanks for stopping by my blogs, chris Imagine living in China! China bans wordplay in attempt at pun control There really is an online articl... Read more

  • "Nicecream" with frozen cherries and frozen bananas

    4/17/2015 7:14:53 AM, by CTUPTON

    Recipe: Frozen bananas blended with frozen cherries, fresh strawberries, fresh raspberries, a tad of coconut water, and a dash of cinnamon! Nice cream for dayzzzz....Enjoy my friends! from the website Fully Raw... Read more

  • My thoughts --the moral bucket list

    4/17/2015 6:56:15 AM, by CTUPTON

    Mother Theresa and walking on water: As a teenager I had great aspirations. And I was said to always be "brooding." I was fairly unhappy and thought I should be saving the world. Dial ahead to now. I feel I am barely able to keep my own life together rather than out saving those starving peopl... Read more

  • The moral bucket list--this sure made me think!

    4/17/2015 6:23:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/opi
    nion/sunday/david-brooks-t
    he-moral-bucket-list.html?_r=0 In the realm of emotion, she is embedded in a web of unconditional loves. In the realm of action, she is committed to tasks that can’t be completed in a single lifetime. This is a philosophy... Read more

  • May 9 5k Coming Up

    4/16/2015 5:40:13 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    Soooo... I had some dates written down to prepare for my 5k coming up and have done nothing (yet). It will be torture if I don't do SOMETHING since even going up the stairs at work is uncomfortable. I think my body fat % must have jumped up again as suddenly every day tasks and standing have been ... Read more

  • Herbs vs spices--who knew!

    4/15/2015 4:36:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    Only the green leafy parts of a plant are considered herbs. Flavourings from other parts are called spices. Thus, parsley, sage, rosemary, mint and thyme are all herbs. Seeds like nutmeg and peppercorns are spices, as are barks like cinnamon, buds like cloves, and flower parts like saffron. A few pl... Read more

  • Back and stuff

    4/13/2015 8:33:24 PM, by MISHA_T

    I have been off SP for quite some time. I have Bipolar disorder and it makes it hard to stay consistent with anything. That's the excuse I give myself for being a lazy ass. I've got a Jawbone Up and it's been adding data which is nice. I have been walking. I don't think I'm going to get to runn... Read more

  • Cleaning out my basement for putting our condo on the market....

    4/13/2015 7:05:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    I had the truck pick up my donations!! 334 He took lots of stuff, including 2 dressers I had for my daughter when she was little. She is now almost 33 (May 29th!). I am sure I bought them at a flea market! 224 I painted one mint green and a pinkish color with a little yellow trim. the other I pai... Read more

  • Birthday Intention

    4/13/2015 10:49:26 AM, by DOKEYOKEY

    I have a goal to lose eight to nine pounds by the next Hakomi residency (a convenient point in time that happens to be in just over a month). Perhaps that is ambitious for a middle-aged lady, but I'm setting the intention and the actions (below) to make it happen, even if it takes longer than that.... Read more

  • Do you have a dishwasher you like?

    4/13/2015 10:42:13 AM, by CTUPTON

    Mine died in just a couple of years. I am selling the condo and I have to replace it. There is a store near me with used appliances that look new. I want to get one there. I don't' want to pay a thousand dollars! OMG! Please don't tell me your horror stories------- I need positive inf... Read more

  • Maine coon cat is very long and big--but we got him as a tiny kitten!

    4/12/2015 7:53:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    Native to the state of Maine, these good-natured, intelligent cats can grow to be quite large. In fact the "Guiness Book of World Records" (2006) lists a male Maine Coon cat as the longest cat in the world. He measured 48 inches long (120 cm), including the length of his tail, and weighed a staggeri... Read more

  • From FROSTY99-- about PINEAPPLES! Eat more pineapples!

    4/12/2015 5:58:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    A Simple Pineapple The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today. It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual flowe... Read more

  • Sleep-over with GSs=tired grandparents

    4/12/2015 4:55:47 PM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    Wow, I got knocked out! I played backyard soccer with the 4 yr old. Run faster Nana! I did. My knees feel it today. Here's me and my soccer buddy after a tough battle. Even though he beat me to a pulp he insisted I won by 10-3 (it was 10-3 his favor) While I tried to breathe, Pop... Read more

  • Why Man cannot form a humane society even after all these many years of wars and turmoil.

    4/12/2015 3:36:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have contemplated that question many times. I can't believe I did not come to a good answer. The book Utopia by Thomas More popped up on my computer. I read a bit about it and it got me thinking. Many societies have been engineered and fall apart. And obviously we are still producing wars at an... Read more

  • 10 Healthy restaurant--including IHOP!

    4/10/2015 5:28:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.
    asp?post=10_diet_friendly_
    restaurants_stay_on_track_
    when_youre_onthego... Read more

  • Is Swerve Sweetner healthy and good tasting???

    4/10/2015 4:51:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.swervesweetener.com/about-
    swerve/... Read more

  • I am craving caramel sauce for my yogurt

    4/10/2015 4:46:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    The Best Low Carb Caramel Sauce Yield: About 1 cup Serving Size: 2 tbsp The Best Low Carb Caramel Sauce This is the only low carb, sugar-free caramel sauce recipe you will ever need. It's ooey, it's gooey and it stays pourable! Best of... Read more

  • Diabetic Dog

    4/9/2015 3:53:17 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I guess I haven't written in awhile. Bella did turn out to be diabetic. 500 dollars later we have her in a good place with her glucose. Thank goodness Scott got a promotion last week, couldn't have come at a better time. I'm so happy she's feeling better and putting weight on. Once she is leveled... Read more

  • Travel and my eating

    4/8/2015 11:47:02 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    It is not a surprise that the scale is up a few pounds after that two-week tour, during which there was not a lot of control over our eating conditions. (And I was not able to walk regularly, other than the on-the-bus-off-the bus sightseeing we did. Although I did manage to sneak in a few morning... Read more

  • Easy burrito baked casserole--I need easy!

    4/8/2015 3:47:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    Brown rice, lean chicken, and spinach up the health factor of this dish. Serves 6 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 1 15 oz. can no salt added black beans, rinsed and drained 1 16 oz. containers plus 6 tablespoons of Wholly Guacamole (Classic), divided... Read more

  • No means yes! Thanks, NJENGEN!

    4/7/2015 7:02:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    No means yes!! "No" to the cookie means yes to a healthier choice! "No" to chips or crackers means yes to better health, fewer joint problems. "No" to more nuts means yes to the ability to be more active more of the time! "No" to unnecessary food means yes to the kind of lif... Read more

  • Easiest face sun protection?

    4/7/2015 6:29:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am still lax putting on daily SPF creams -even though I had to have something removed from the center of my nose. 39 I was hoping there was a one step cream for this. I guess not. I thought I could use a tinted SPF protection cream. If you know a good one, please... Read more

  • Smart means no excuses.

    4/7/2015 6:04:49 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    I've reached my goal. Yeah, me! 58 I spent 90 days contemplating why, how and when to change my life. No, it's not going to happen overnight. I needed some breathing space to decide what was important and what was not so much. I set a goal to think about the changes I've made, the challeng... Read more

  • Tomorrow I'll be smart, today not so much.

    4/6/2015 9:33:10 PM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    The sun 'll come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow... Phew. Today I accidently hard booted my cell phone. For those of you who have magical existences and never drop a remote in the trash, fish out a small electronic device from the toilet or have broken an antenna; igno... Read more

  • largest immigrant population by state

    4/6/2015 8:26:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/
    2014/05/27/a-shift-from-ge
    rmany-to-mexico-for-americ
    as-immigrants/... Read more

  • Video: correct way to walk on stairs--who knew!

    4/5/2015 5:16:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.med-health.net/Knee-Pain-G
    oing-Up-Stairs.html... Read more

  • Lose weight to decreas pressure on each knee. Duh! Another reaso for me to lose weight.

    4/5/2015 5:15:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    From 3 fat chicks on a diet: Dr. Peyton comments, “Every additional pound you carry equals 3 extra pounds of pressure on your hip joint, 4 extra pounds on your knee joint, and about 9 extra pounds on your patella femoral joint (which you use going up and down stairs, ... Read more

  • Chemistry of synovial fluid. Very tecchnical! Just a link.

    4/5/2015 4:27:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.vri.cz/docs/vetmed/53-8-39
    7.pdf... Read more

  • More about synovial fluid. with a link

    4/5/2015 4:18:03 PM, by CTUPTON

    The inner membrane of synovial joints is called the synovial membrane and secretes synovial fluid into the joint cavity. The fluid contains hyaluronic acid secreted by fibroblast-like cells in the synovial membrane and interstitial fluid filtered from the blood plasma.[1][page needed] This fluid for... Read more

  • synovial fluid

    4/5/2015 4:13:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    Synovial fluid is a viscous, non-Newtonian fluid found in the cavities of synovial joints. With its yolk-like consistency ("synovial" partially derives from ovum, Latin for egg), the principal role of synovial fluid is to reduce friction between the articular cartilage of synovial joints during move... Read more

  • Cortisone shots for knee pain--a very complicated process to understand.

    4/5/2015 4:07:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    Cortisone can actually prevent healing! I read about it after I got my shot! I think I had to get it. My pain was awful. Having read up on it, I am doing some things to have it heal if it can. I am bending it to make fluid be produced there. That fluid from my body can help it heal. The sw... Read more

  • Peeps diorama : Peeple and Scott Walker

    4/5/2015 3:38:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am finding more and more peeps dioramas. They are really clever. I hate politics but this was kind of interesting, Peeple! chris... Read more

  • Add more veggies to kashi pizza--delicious!

    4/5/2015 2:20:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    This might save me from those pizza cravings! I added no salt (drained) diced tomatoes, green pepper, and more grated parmesan cheese. chris... Read more

  • Sugar addiction is real! The brain acts like addiction to

    4/4/2015 6:46:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.iflscience.com/brain/here-
    s-what-happens-your-brain-
    when-you-give-sugar-lent But we knew this already. Right? Lots of fun pictures are in the link! In short, this means that repeated access to sugar over time leads to prolonged dopamine signalling, greater excitation of t... Read more

  • 100 calorie snacks that fill you up--well maybe....

    4/4/2015 6:37:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    Healthy eating isn’t all about calorie counting. Nutritious foods are key, but sometimes it’s nice to know you can grab a quick snack that doesn't deliver an entire meal's worth of calories. The next time hunger creeps up when it’s least convenient (like 30 minutes before a dinner reservation)... Read more

  • I am not keeping a record of my exercise so no awards!!!

    4/4/2015 9:41:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    I changed the battery in my SPAT and after that it leaked in the pool. I dried it. It worked but leaked again. I asked on the message board. I got some direction. I am putting the little rubber O ring in the wrong place. the diagram is not very clear. I have not gotten around to fixing it yet. Way t... Read more

  • Misconceptions about aging--an excellent article!

    4/4/2015 8:06:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    I get emails from this website (agingcare.com). It is full of great information and even personal support from "people who have been there." I have several wweb sites that I regularly contact about being a caregiver, mostly. I list hem on my team postings as my signature. Hope this helps someon... Read more

  • A new ailment! Come on-I have had enough! Bumps on palm.

    4/3/2015 9:12:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    These bumps have been developing for maybe 6 months. No pain mostly--on occasion a burning sensation. And the bumps are changing. Probably related to trigger finger but my fingers aren't acting that way. I have asked various professionals. They said if there is no pain--just leave it alone. ... Read more

  • Days left until I finally get smart. The end of my 90 day challenge

    4/3/2015 8:20:45 PM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    SMART Yep, that's me. In 4 days I will have completed my 90 day challenge. I will be smart(er). 100 It started out as a 90 Mental Toughness challenge but I couldn't rise to the occasion for it again. I decided to think about my surroundings, my family, my fates and accidents. My goals, dreams... Read more

  • I am liking this website "abouthome." This is another article from there.

    4/3/2015 4:24:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    housekeeping.about.com/od/save
    money/tp/9surprisingcleane
    rs.htm Using things like ketchup as a cleaning liquid! HUH! 40... Read more

  • Woolite laundry soap seems a bit expensive. Here are ways to make yur own.

    4/3/2015 4:20:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    I use Woolite for any hand washables even if I wash them on gentle in the machine. I really don't know which recipe is best here. The last ideas seem pretty good to me. I have a bar of Fels Naphtha soap in fact. Homemade Wool Wash #1 •4 cups soap flakes •4 cups boiling water •1 c... Read more

  • South American Trip

    4/3/2015 3:37:41 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    My husband and I have just returned home from a wonderful two-week tour of Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. It was our first time in South America, and even though we have traveled to other countries in the past, it was also our first time as part of a tour group. The countries we visited wer... Read more

  • Passover/Easter

    4/2/2015 8:24:35 PM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    Lovingly celebrated in my multicultural neighborhood. Most of us are not so orthodox in our beliefs that we wouldn't cross over to the others' celebrations for some good food and friends. Our original ovens in this development didn't hold more than1 pan of ziti or noodle kugel. A ham or turkey... Read more

  • You surprised me--you read my statistics blog! Here's more...

    4/2/2015 10:00:31 AM, by CTUPTON

    enjoy! chris... Read more

  • Correlation is NOT causation! These are funny.... but it takes some brain power...

    4/1/2015 4:08:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    Don't let the formal "science" looking graphs discourage you. hmm--I'd better stop eating margarine! www.tylervigen.com/... Read more

  • Go howl at the moon or.....

    4/1/2015 3:38:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.tut.com/article/details/69
    -5-fun-and-safe-ways-to-ex
    press-your-inner-wild-thin
    g/?articleId=69 It got me thinking anyway! chris... Read more

  • Stay the same

    3/30/2015 2:05:21 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    This week my new goal is going to WERQ Tuesday and Thursday and lifting right after. Probably need to skip stretching and get right to it. But I feel like it's the only time I have to do it. I went to dinner last week with some friends and my one friend was talking about how cheap this bar charges ... Read more

  • SPRING

    3/29/2015 10:08:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    Enjoy! chris ... Read more

  • What to order at Panera Bread SP article

    3/29/2015 4:43:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.
    asp?post=food_on_the_run_p
    anera_bread I am quoting a bit of the article. There is lots of info in the actual article! "Panera has stepped up their nutritional game recently with their Power Menu, a selection of high-protein, low-carb entrees with some se... Read more

  • cheese storage bags and paper--on grommet

    3/28/2015 1:34:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    thegrommet.com/formaticum-chee
    se-storage-bags... Read more

  • tacos for lunch today

    3/28/2015 10:23:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    I will use broken up corn chips on a plate and spoon on the taco filling No recipe used but here is what I did: brown ground turkey brown the onions use a dry mix of spices for tacos, low sodium add fresh and canned tomatoes (low sodium) add canned corn add some water ... Read more

  • Buffalo-- I am planning to move us there in a few months. Hard to get the packing and other things d

    3/28/2015 10:12:57 AM, by CTUPTON

    Why there? family But I grew up in that area and it has many, many advantages. Please don't discourage me. Comment only if you have positives to say about Erie County, Buffalo, greater Buffalo, Clarence_NY, snow, lake effect, cloudy weather, etc. Chris... Read more

  • Diet friendly "Boston Cream Pie"

    3/28/2015 10:04:12 AM, by CTUPTON

    Recipe Boston Cream Pie Parfait Nutrition factsAmount per Serving Calories: 128 Protein: 2.5g Total Fat: 4.5g - Saturated Fat: 2.0g Cholesterol: 60mg Total Carbohydrate: 19.0g - Dietary Fiber: 1.5g - Total Sugar: 11.5g Sodium: 120mg This recipe transforms a ... Read more

  • Getting Naked-- a blog from IOWAGRAMMA

    3/28/2015 7:54:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=5750626 I just loved this blog. Thank you for putting this into words. I suggest water exercising to everyone! I am like a preacher for this. Many people say they would not be seen in a bathing suit. And these are "thin" ... Read more

  • Visiting Jupiter (Florida)

    3/27/2015 9:44:54 PM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    Here you go. Right outside my room Visiting Jonathan Dickenson park We climbed the Jupiter Lighthouse About 200 steps total Loggerhead rescue. Some of the turtles from the cold snap in Massachusetts this past December are recovering here. Sunset on the cloud... Read more

  • Don't store cheese wrapped in plastic says Chef Meg... who knew?

    3/27/2015 6:24:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.thekitchn.com/how-to-store
    -cheese-what-to-do-100285 This link gives more information.But. my cheese doesn't last long enough to matter. 24 chef Meg's food storage ideas. recipes.sparkpeople.com/videos
    .asp?video=Peek_Inside_a_H
    ealthy_Chef's_Fridge... Read more

  • Sunshine

    3/27/2015 5:25:34 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    It was short and sweet. First flight Friday was cancelled; we had a 3 hour delay and lots of snow removal on our plane. Landed in West Palm Beach at 9:30pm into 70 degrees. Ahhhhhhh. I had 2.5 days of sunshine, 88 degrees, water, dog-loving from Lucy, my cousins' doxie and two nice evenings w... Read more

  • Meet Baby Barrett!

    3/26/2015 2:28:29 PM, by GIRANIMAL

    Hello, all! Of course I'm so sorry for not being around and for not posting a proper birth announcement, but wow ... newborns are demanding! 😄 Here are the most recent pics of my baby boy! (Can't figure out why the one is posting sideways!) He was born Feb. 5 at 7 lbs 11 oz and 20 inches ...... Read more

  • Green Mac n' cheese

    3/26/2015 2:00:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    The recipe is on the following web page: heatherchristo.com/cooks/2012/
    11/04/green-macaroni-and-c
    heese/ Spinach makes it green. Sorry I am just getting around to St. Patrick's day!... Read more

  • Meditation--I don't do this regularly but I have done it from time to time.

    3/26/2015 1:43:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.huffingtonpost.com/rachael
    -yahne/mantras_b_6919316.h
    tml?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000030 Some of the studies indicated that meditating even 20 minutes per day for a few weeks was already enough to start experiencing the benefits. http://liveanddare.com/benef
    its-o... Read more

  • Streak!

    3/25/2015 9:38:05 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I have finally found a weight loss path, yayyyyyy!!! It's been hard to get started. It's not super fast but hey it's progressing and I will take it! I am down 4.4 lbs so far! The weather being nice the past two weeks has made a big difference. Now we are in a cold spell again and my steps have gone ... Read more

  • Who will be running for Pres. in 2016???????

    3/23/2015 4:56:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    I hate politics with a passion. I still believe we live in the best country ever. It always had controversy. Now is nothing new. Everyone thinks their period of time is worst. Somehow we have a pretty good life here in the US despite all the grumbling. Many countries have no sane way of getting new... Read more

  • Water got into my SPAT!

    3/23/2015 3:23:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    I replaced the battery. A little rubber ring fell out. I thought I put it back right. But after today's water class, the SP would not work. I opened it and now am drying it out. 46 chris... Read more

  • I did not realize moving our things near Buffalo would cost so much! But a friend ....had an idea fo

    3/23/2015 3:12:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    A friend volunteered her husband to drive a truck with our stuff from our condo to our new home near buffalo. 400 miles. His wife said he would find some fun to do there to make it a vacation for himself. he once did that and drove his friend's stuff to Alaska! I told her to ask him first. ... Read more

  • Your start page--there are at least 2 different formats you can see...

    3/22/2015 10:40:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have it so my tracker info shows up. Tracker Details is very motivating for me. I love the various graphs for the week or month, etc. And the fitness leader board and the minutes leader board give me something to challenge myself. I used to be around number 80 but lately I am around num... Read more

  • One more -- I could not resist showing this bunny bread food art!

    3/22/2015 7:58:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • Food art. Fun to look at. too complicated to make. Enjoy!

    3/22/2015 7:50:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.kixcereal.com/kix-cereal-f
    ood-art-bumblebee-spring-s
    nack/ This has lovely art made from foods. Enjoy! www.wellinla.com/florent-tanet
    -food-art/2013/ this link has tons of images. Very complicated but unbelievable! www.google.com/sear... Read more

  • Do you notice what others eat?

    3/22/2015 7:30:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    We had family here last Saturday. I noticed the mother of the 6 month old baby fed the baby first before she took a plate of food. She put lasagna and salad on the plate and fed the baby the lasagna. OK. Then she asked her husband to watch the baby while she ate. She got herself lasagna but a much s... Read more

  • Label maker fun!

    3/22/2015 6:59:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    This was between $30 and $40 dollars. It is more than I wanted to spend. But I am thoroughly enjoying the machine. It comes with some white tape. I ordered clear tape with black lettering, too. There are colored tapes, too. I think the tapes are all 1/2 in. wide but you can print smaller an... Read more

  • Blog from App

    3/21/2015 3:38:56 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    I finally opened the SparkApp after quite a long time to discover there ARE a bunch of changes I missed. Namely, ability to blog. I don't know how long this has been here. But it's a GREAT reminder that we need to stay curious and optimistic in order to find the solutions we desperately want o... Read more

  • Tulips made from plum tomatoes!

    3/21/2015 12:45:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    hearthungryblog.com/tag/food-a
    s-art/... Read more

  • Clever treats for spring

    3/21/2015 12:35:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    http://www.hungryhappenings.
    com/2011/04/fun-idea-for-e
    aster-brunch-carrot.html Pillsbury dough and food coloring makes the carrot for filling. Potato salad is the filling with I think it is dill sprigs. Note: this is way , way too complicated for me! It is a cute idea though. ... Read more

  • Peeps in a vacuum chamber. Some things I do miss about teaching science!

    3/20/2015 9:09:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=fxLY1SGXV_E If you want some fun, search peeps images online. You will be amazed at all the different kinds there are now! Eating them? Well-- NOT. But they are fun. Peeps are also made in bunny shapes. There is a "Peeps Show" --I g... Read more

  • 100 Reasons to Exercise-NOW!

    3/20/2015 2:16:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    "stolen " from a good sparkfriend. Thanks, IAMAGEMLOVER! And, it is an SP article by Nicole. 100 Reasons to Exercise Now 1. Because it makes you feel confident 2. Because it helps you get stronger 3. Because exercise helps combat depression 4. Because you'll feel proud of your... Read more