Still relatively new to Arizona. I have lived on both coasts...I may be working my way inward now. :) I am the mom of a pretty awesome 17-year-old boy (though at this point he would wig out on my saying boy, kid or anything less than teenager) and the wife of a very amazing man. I have been blessed beyond measure when it comes to love, and isn't that really where the blessings count the most? I like to watch people and often I like to comment. I also enjoying helping people, but I kind of get saddened by seeing the same person always in the same boat.
Enjoy EVERY moment in your wedding gown. You can't stay in it forever...SO UNFAIR!!!!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
When I lived in Rhode Island, I loved to go to the local farms and go strawberry or apple picking. It was a great way to spend time with the family and a great way to get some seriously fresh fruit. Now I am happy to report that I found a site that lists places that you can pick your own fruit. It is simply PickYourOwn.org. Click on your state and see what is available where you live. Phone numbers are also provided as well as many links to farm websites. Always call first to check on their hours and confirm that they are still operating.
If you or someone you know need some assistance with caring for a pet, contact the humane society to see if you can get some assistance. Sometimes they get donated food and are able to help families out. If you need some veterinary assistance, check out the Humane Society's website. There are lots of organizations out there that can help. Each one has their own guidelines. Here are some that I found when I went to the site. They also have a link so you can check out assistance in various states.
Some of these are no brainers and some are things to just keep in mind as the days get warmer.
Fans use less electricity than air conditioning. When you get up in the morning open the windows and run the fans to get the air circulating. Be sure to open the windows in the part of the house that is not getting hit directly by the sun's rays. Keep shades drawn on those windows.
With the AC on turn on your ceiling fan to run counter clockwise. This will help cool the air. You can raise your thermostat 4 degrees without noticing the difference. One key thing to remember is that a fan does not need to be on if you aren't going to be in the room. A fan doesn't cool the room it cools a person.
Keep lotions and toners in the refrigerator, and they will help cool you down when you apply them. You can also use minty soaps and shampoos. These will also help cool you down. Don't forget this great beauty treat that can also keep you cool. Chill a cucumber in the refrigerator. Cut some thin slices and lay them on your eyelids and forehead.
Dress in lightweight materials like cotton. When you get home from work or school, change into more comfortable lightweight clothes.
Stay indoors. Take the opportunity to enjoy free cool air by browsing at the mall or heading into the library.
Fill a hot water bottle with cool water and place behind your knees or under your ankles to help cool you in the evening. This is a great way to cool you for a good night's sleep.
PF Chang's has a printable coupon on their Facebook page for free Lettuce Wraps with any food or drink purchase. Just click on the Free Lettuce Wraps tab on the left side of their Facebook page. The coupon is good from July 6th through the 31st.
Michaels has some great Make It Take It activities for adults! Some require a purchase and some do not. Check on the link below and get some info on some great Christmas In July crafting opportunities.
FREECCM has free downloads this week from Fee, Stephen Cole, VOTA, Addison Road, 33Miles, Stellar Kart, and Cloverton. They also have some great giveaways too. Check them out and get some great free Christian music. Remember, you do need to be a member, but it is free and worth it. They don't spam you.
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What there is of it anyway. I am a person who is consistent only in the fact that I am consistently changing. I am a happy wife and mother. I have been blessed with an amazing son and an amazing husband. They both are quite generous in their love for me, and they both enjoy me for the oddball I can be. I am rich in my life and my experiences. I am not rich in the wallet, but you can't take it with you anyway...so I'll have nothing to miss. :)