Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Grocery Food Prices Are Rising

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How many times do you go to your local grocery store in a week? Have you been keeping track of the price increase? Do you think these prices will go down, or up? With the cost of corn going up, food prices (and corn is in everything-unfortunately), you will see food prices rising.

I am not sure about you, but rising food prices is not something I am looking forward to. What will happen if prices continue to rise? How will you be able to purchase the food you need for the week, month and year? Every person on earth needs food to stay alive, right?

When, not if, but when the food shelves are empty, I do not want to be asking what happened to the food? My girls are not happy campers when they are hungry. If my girls get fussy for lack of eating, I am sure your kids are too. Over two years ago I began stocking up on storable foods. There is nothing wrong with wanting to feed yourself and or your family.

As the price of corn rises, so to will the price of food on every grocery shelf. Nothing could be more unexpected than rising food prices. Being hungry is something nobody wants to feel. I can barely handle going hungry for a day, much less a week, month or a year.

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You CAN bet your life on eFoodsDirect! There is no time like the present. If you are thinking of yourself, think of your family.

Semi-Homemade Mini Pizza

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The grocery store in my city sells these mini, already made, pizza crusts. They are the size of those personal pan pizza's at pizza restaurants. Okay, so when it comes to making my own pizza, I only make it one way and have been eating my personal pan pizza's since I was twenty this way:

I use these ingredients:
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Diced up white onions
  • Diced up tomatoes
  • Cut up Jalapenos

Yeah I know, it sounds yucky, but it really is good. If it were not good, I would have stopped making these years ago. So, here are photos of me making this personal pan pizza: one of a kind:




Oh yummy, this looks good huh? Make it and you will like it too. Try something new and you will be surprised at how yummy it is. 





Monday, July 23, 2012

My Vegetable (Zucchini & Summer Squash) and Myers Lemon Garden is Growing

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My garden is growing and growing and it looks so nice. I am growing green zucchini and yellow summer squash. Some of the squash plants are dying off and leaving room for the plants that are getting bigger. This is what I expected to happen. Since this is really my first vegetable garden, I am just gitty to see how nice and big the zucchini is growing. This morning I was watering my garden and I finally see a single yellow flower on my zucchini. Oh yeah! I was so happy to finally see something flowering. I knew if flowers began to appear on a particular vegetable plant, that means a vegetable is about to appear. I can not wait to see how big this zucchini will grow. My parents are also growing zucchini. Their zucchini was huge! One must have been as big as my forearm. I brought one home from my vacation, ate some for dinner and shredded up the rest for zucchini bread.

I am still waiting to see my summer squash flower and some of these plants are dying off too. I am actually glad because I saw my parents garden and their plants were huge! I have to confess, I did plant more seeds than were needed, but I wanted to make sure somethng began to grow.So, along with the zucchini and summer squash growing, so to are my tomatoes. Even before summer began, I was planting my tomatoe seeds. As expected, they did not survive because their time to grow was not yet. That was alright, I kept re planting the seeds anyway. Yes, I am a novice gardener and will learn by trial and error. Two weeks ago I re planted two varieties of tomoato seeds. Someone told me tomatoes love water. So I have been watering this tomato pot like crazy. These seeds seem to love the water and so do I. I can not wait to see them begin to flower and grow. I think I am going to try a fried green tomato too.

Next to my tomato pot are jalepeno seeds. Just like my tomoato seeds, I have re planted them more than once as well. I am sure I re planted the jalepeno seeds two weeks ago too. Now, I am still waiting for something to come out of the dirt. I used to make my own salsa all the time. It has been years since I have made salsa. Just like my tomato seeds, I planted more than one variety of pepper seeds.                                                                      

Finally here is my Dwarf Myers Lemon Tree.This tree is the same size as it was when I purchased it. My parents have a Dwarf Myers Lemon Tree and their is in the ground and way much bigger than mine is. I am not sure how big this will get since it is in a pot. Anyway, this is my lemon tree and look how nicely it is growing. Last month I saw two tiny lemons on the tree and I was so excited. Then at the end of last month I saw another lemon appear. Two weeks ago I see my lemon tree exploding with blossoms! I told my husband, "Looks like the honey bees have been very busy!" I was just so excited and can not wait to see how many flowers will turn into lemons that will survive.

I love lemons and hopefully the flowering lemons will all survive. My twins want to make lemonade. These are some more photos of how nicely my lemon tree is growing and how busy the bees are and how bees are very important to our food supply. Never take a bee for granted, for when and if you do, it may be the day we no longer have any more food.

The two lemons growing on one side of my lemon tree.












Sunday, July 22, 2012

Big ideas begin with AstroBrights papers

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

With school beginning in less than a month, kids will be using a lot of paper. Just as white paper is important, so to is bright, cheery paper. One way to wow a students teacher is with AstroBrights papers. This paper comes in 23 bright colors. These colors allow a students ideas to shine and get the teachers attention. AstroBrights paper is perfect for school projects, for home crafts and at the office.

For office use, the AstroBrights paper can be used for flyers, brochures, invitations and announcements. There is no limit to what one can accomplish with AstroBrights paper. There is no time like the present to let that creative side out and use these fun colors in more ways that one. There is no need to be boring anymore, especially with AstroBrights papers right at your fingertips.

Right now AstroBrights is having a "Give a Brighter Year" sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is a win win. A win for the person who wins this sweepstakes and for the school of their choice. The school of winners choice will receive $30,000 for school supplies.

Just as students have a chance to win the sweepstakes, there is a famly-friendly prize for the "Make Something AstroBright" design challange. Once your project is complete, take a photo or video of your project and share it on Twitter with #goastrobrights and Pinterest.

This sounds like a fun way to earn money and prizes for the school of your choice and for a family too. Being creative has never been so  much fun!
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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Are you Still Spraying on Perfume with Chemicals?

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A lot of women, myself included, like to have a nice fragrance sprayed on their arms, stomach or neck. With all the commercial ads showing all these name brand perfumes on the market, one would think this is all there is in the perfume market. This is not so and perfume wears need to know there is a natural, or vegan, perfume in the market that will not harm them.

These days, sadly, people can not eat anything with gluten. Well, as it turns out, a lot of perfumes contain gluten as one of their ingredients. Now women allergic to gluten can purchase Pacifca. Gluten-Free Perfumes and Body Products. Pacifica sells these products and more that are gluten free: Spanish Amber Natural Soap, Hawaiian Ruby Guava Take Me There Set, Malibu Lemon Blossom Solid Perfume and many other scents that are gluten free.

Along with natural perfumes, Pacifica makes and sells Pacifica Body Butters. Rich, luxurious moisture for skin. Not only do women like to have a nice scent on their bodies in the daytime, they also like to have smooth skin to. Having smooth skin, which also smells good, is an added bonus when it comes to finding the perfect new scent for your personality.

Spraying on a perfume scent just for you is something every women wants to wear and have people ask them about. Now, just as much as this is important, so to is a nice smelling home. Having a home smelling good when family and friends come over is always something to think about. This is why
Pacifica Pillar Candles. Perfectly fragrant, wonderfully decorative. products are a must have in any home. There are pillar candles in over 10 scents. The ones I like the most are Sandalwood, California Star Jasmine and Indian Coconut Nectar Pillars.

This is the best website for ladies who want natural perfumes on their body and have their homes smelling good all day long. The last thing anyone needs is more chemicals on or in their bodies. Pacifica offers natural products for the body that will not harm the user.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Summer is my Favorite Season, so is Keeping Cool

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Aside from a body of water nearby to keep you cool, you  have to have a drink to also keep you cool. Whether it is winter, spring, summer of fall, I am always..always drinking coffee. If the weather is cold, I am drinking hot coffee. If the weather is warm (hot), I am drinking iced coffee.


One thing I like about Starbucks Coffee is they come out with a lot of new flavors for the VIA coffee packs. Right now you can get the New at Starbucks Store.com! Starbucks VIA Refreshers™ in Cool Lime. This is an excellent addition to the line of delicious Starbucks Coffees. These Starbucks VIA Refreshers™ Cool Lime taste great because they include kaffir lime with a little bit of mint and some cucumber and apple. This new VIA also has the natural energy of green, unroasted coffee beans.


This is a totally new way to drink instant coffee on the go and still get that refreshing Starbucks  taste you get from no other coffee company. When you think of summer, one fruit that usually comes to mind for some people are limes. Limes are somewhat bitter/sweet tasting. Limes are great for making salsas, adding to fish tacos, as a garnish, adding to adult drinks and now coffee.
Another VIA coffee on the go you might like is the New at Starbucks Store.com! Starbucks VIA Refreshers™ in Very Berry Hibiscus. Starbucks VIA Refreshers™ Very Berry Hibiscus is another great addition to flavors of summer. This VIA drink has ingredients such as tangy blackberry with a hint of hibiscus, some sweet ginger and lemongrass. This new VIA is also paired with natural energy from green, unroasted coffee beans.


It seems Starbucks is getting better as they continue to grow. This is especially true as they keep expanding their line of coffees on the go.

Pet Owners Today are Looking for Natural Pet Foods

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A lot of pet owners today want to feed their pets natural food. That is, pet owners do not want any fillers in food that could harm their pets anymore. A lot of pet owners see their pets as their children, while others see their pets simply as a pet.

Either way, pet owners want to feed their pets the best food the can find. I have a cat who is over 10 years old and she needs food that will keep her going Well, all she really does is sleep and meow, but she still likes to eat well.
If you are looking for organic, grain free, allergy friendly, free range, hormone free, antibiotic free, humanely raised and sustainably grown and harvested. That seems to be a lot of high standards if you ask me. The Only Natural Pet Store was founded in May, 2004 as an online store selling natural pet supplies direct to consumers.
In 2005, Only Natural Pet Store began offering private label products, and currently over 160 of its own branded products. Only Natural Pet Store sells food, accessories, grooming and cleaning, flea and tick, holistic care and more for dogs and cats. Right now, you can get 20% Off 20 Pet Products - Dog & Cat. If you have cats, right now you can get All Natural, Premium Cat Food at Only Natural Pet.

Not only will you be feeding you animals better, they will thank you for feeding them better. The better food they are given, the longer they are sure to live.

Burpee Vegetable Seeds are GMO Free

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If you anything about GMO seeds, then you know my thoughts on GMO seeds and why they are bad for our bodies and minds. About 90% of Americans want GMO foods labeled. Monsanto, the company that manufactures (yes, manufactures) these seeds does not want this to happen. Americans think the FDA have a responsibility to label foods grown with GMO seeds.

The company, Monsanto who manufacturer's GMO seeds, now has immunity from the law. Really? If these GMO foods were so good for us, Monsanto would not be fighting this in court and having a rider added to protect them from lawsuits against farmers and American citizens.

With that said, for all my family and friends who are growing, or want to grow, their own vegetable gardens, Burpee is a company that has been around since the 1876 in Philadelphia. The Burpee company offers their clients the latest variety of seeds that offer a better yield and disease resistance.
For customers who want to grow an organic garden, non-GMO seeds, they offer their seeds that are never chemically treated. Burpee says they have never sold GMO seeds and never will now or in the future.

Here is the article on  Burpee, GMO And Monsanto Rumors Put To Rest. Burpee has been accused of being owned by Monsanto, this is not true. It is really a shame that a company such as this has to be attacked in the manner. When one is going the right thing and not cow towing to the big, bad, biotech Monsanto, they are more likely than not, going to be attacked.

These lies would harm any company who has been in business for over 125 years. It is no wonder the President and CEO, George Ball, had to write this letter to his clientele. Defending as company like this should never have to take place, but a company like Monsanto is ruthless and will do whatever it takes to 'take down' a company that is respectful of nature and their customers needs.

Right now Burpee says It's Time to Plant Your Fall Vegetable Garden! Save $5 off Your Order of $30 or More with Coupon AFFALL5. Expires 7/23. Along with this offer, current and new customers, can Save 10% on orders of $40 or more with code BURPEE1040 through 7/31 at Burpee.com!

Our health is at stake my friends, and if need be, we must resist this biotech company Monsanto. Genetically Modified (Engineered) Organisms, do not belong in our bodies or minds.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Organic Foods and Drinks

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If you are listening to radio today, alternative radio, you will have heard or are hearing how GMOs are damaging to our bodies and minds. On the flipside, organic foods, are grown with heirloom seeds. This is a big deal to a lot of people these days, myself included. Just in case you are not aware of what GMOs are, GMO stands for: Genetically Modified (Engineered) Organisims.

Do you want genetically engineered foods in your body? Neither do I.

Please go here and read my article on Organic Foods and Drinks. I have added some great products I use for growing my organic garden. This will pay off, sweat,tears and great tasting food.