Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.
~ Author Unknown

Peroxide...jack of all trades?

Sorry I haven't posted for a while, I've been super busy lately. Today I decided to post about something that most people have in their medicine cabinet. There are many uses for the common household item: Peroxide. Here are a few things that Peroxide can be used for,

• Revive your plants: As hydrogen peroxide breaks down, it releases oxygen that can help a plant’s root development, reverse root rot, and even deter pests. Mix 1 oz. hydrogen peroxide into 1 quart of water for regular watering and misting.
• Starting seeds: Soak seeds overnight in a solution of 1 oz. hydrogen peroxide and 1 pint of water.
• Deodorizer: As hydrogen peroxide oxidizes (breaks down) it can also help to break down natural odors, such as fish or rotten food, more quickly. Mix it with baking soda and place it in areas, such as refrigerators or dishwashing machines, where odors have accumulated. To remove skunk spray odor from skin, fur, or fabric, mix peroxide and baking soda into a tick paste, and add a small amount of hand soap. Reapply and scrub off this mixture until the smell is gone.
• Emetic: If your dog or cat swallows something harmful, like chocolate, you can induce vomiting by having them drink a small amount of hydrogen peroxide.
• Kitchen cleaner: Keep a spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide in the kitchen to clean and disinfect counter tops, cutting boards, utensils, and appliances.
• Facial cleanser: Hydrogen peroxide can reduce facial oils and even treat mild acne. Rub a peroxide-soaked cotton ball over the face after washing with normal soap. Be careful to keep the peroxide out of your eyes and eyebrows.
• Fruit and vegetable cleaner: Spray fruits and vegetables with hydrogen peroxide. Let them stand for a few minutes, then rinse and dry, to battle e-coli and other bacterial invaders.
• Toothpaste: Make natural toothpaste from baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Add peroxide to the baking soda until it sticks together as a paste, then brush as normal. Peroxide dissolves plaque, promotes healthy gums, whitens teeth, and can eliminate bad breath.
• Oral rinse: To treat canker sores, injured gums, and other mouth wounds, rinse with hydrogen peroxide twice daily.
• Laundry and stain removal: Add one cup of peroxide to your laundry instead of bleach. For tough organic stains, such as blood or grass, pour peroxide directly onto the stain before it sets in, then wash as normal. Be careful, though, Peroxide can bleach out colors.
• Remove ear wax: Use an eyedropper to place a few drops of hydrogen peroxide into your ear canal twice a day two days. On the third day, gently squirt warm water into your ear canal, using a rubber-bulb syringe, to flush out the wax. If the wax remains, repeat the process over another three-day period.

See full article at http://www.farmersalmanac.com/health/2010/01/18/peroxide-cures-what/

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Quote of the Day!

“If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't follow. I'd be at the bottom to catch them when they fall.”

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Very Cool!

I would have loved to have seen this in person. I've always wanted to see it.


Intense Auroras Fueled by Sun Storm
January 26, 2012—A powerful geomagnetic storm sparked extreme auroras in the skies over Abisko National Park in Sweden on January 24. This time-lapse video of the sky show, shot over three hours by Lights Over Lapland photographer Chad Blakley, also shows some of the participants during an aurora borealis photo expedition.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Character lives in a man, reputation outside of him. -J. G. Holland

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A List to Live By

  1. Forgive, Forgive and Forgive some more. No one is perfect, including you. Forgive yourself and forgive others.  
  2. Stop Being Judgmental. Celebrate our differences. If we were all alike, it'd be a dull world.
  3. Help Others. You'd be surprised what this does for your soul.
  4. Laugh Often. Especially at yourself. Laughter makes the day brighter.
  5. Take Risks. Challenge Yourself.
  6. Love. Passionately. Unconditionally. Totally. Constantly. Restlessly.
  7. Discover the Positive. You can't have a rainbow, without a little rain.
  8. Recycle Your Aggression.  Everyone has aggression, don’t reject it, recycle it. Use it to motivate you. It's a great tool when put to good use.
  9. Listen. You can learn more with your mouth shut.
  10. Be Better, Not Perfect. Everyone has imperfections, that's what makes you who you are. Be a better version of yourself.

Healthier Shamrock Shake Recipe

Making Lemonade: Healthier Shamrock Shake Recipe: Do you love McDonald's Shamrock Shakes?  Here's a lower fat, lower calorie homemade version of your favorite mint flavored shake.

I can't wait to try this recipe. My kids love the Shamrock Shakes but I prefer to have a healthier alternative for them. I'm sure they will love them. =)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Quote of the Day!

“The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.”

-Tom Bodett

Friday, March 2, 2012

Quote of the Day!

If you are going through hell, keep going.
~ Winston Churchill

Spring showers, not really.

This weather is just too weird. One day it will be beautiful, the next freezing. There are tornadoes popping up all over the place across the U.S. The hail has been up to softball size. Crazy. And to think it's been happening all over the Unites States, even crazier. The winds have been really strong too. The other day the strong wind pushed me into a thorn bush. It hurt but I would have loved to had gotten it on video, I'm sure it was pretty funny to see. LOL. I hope we can all stay safe and hopefully the storms will dwindle down to a nice spring shower.