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It is that time of year again – both for those delicious fresh strawberries and time to express your patriotism by celebrating all things red, white and blue for 4th of July and Memorial Day. Here is a simple way to dress your strawberries up and it will make your next get together more festive. Simple dip strawberries into melted white chocolate or melting chocolate and dip end in a mix of red and blue sprinkles. They even have sprinkle with little stars that come as blue and red.
This is a no-brainer – This is so simple! Stick a mini Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup upside down onto a sucker stick. Melt chocolate and attach Reece’s Cup with a square of chocolate. Add a dollop of chocolate on top and add a string licorice and mini M&M to the top. Color co-ordinate if you can to school colors or do in a large variation of colors. These would be great for a party as favors or to have several nestled into tissue paper/wax paper inside a gift box to give to your special grad.
Wishing all mothers a very special Happy Mother’s Day – without all of the great mothers in the world today the world would not be a great place to live. Sacrifices you make carry your children through to adulthood but are never forgotten. A mothers love is always needed no matter how old your child gets.
Life is a complicated thing and it involves so many aspects that you often find it very hard to manage with everything, that can come on your way. It is very difficult to decide what needs more attention and what to put on first place. Should this be the home and the order in it or you better pay more attention to the work and your career, that will let you earn more and have better life? Or is it good to go out with friends, when your children are hoping to spend a little time together with you?
There are so many choices and so many things to do, that sometimes when you take a look around you, you will find yourself piled up with unnecessary things and living in nice huge messy place, when you can not find anything that you need.
In this situation you will probably need few advices to put everything back in order, so you do not get lost in all these. You should know that the hurry will not save you time. Just the opposite you will feel under pressure all the time and you will be forgetting important things because you are short of time. So whatever you do, do it slowly for as much time as it takes and give good thinking, so you will not need to do it twice.
A good place to start from can be your desk, no matter if this will be the one in your home or the one at the office. Get rid of every paper or papers that you no longer need, but have stayed on your desk for so long and have piled up with other documents. Make sure you have thrown away everything that you no longer need, because if you leave it for a little more, surely soon you will have the same piles again.
Wipe up the dust, because it creates very ugly look. It will not take much time, but the result will be very good.
Check your drawers and sort your stuff. Make sure you have opened any closet in your house and you have put everything in order and again make sure you have got rid of everything unnecessary.
Last but not least, put your thoughts in order as well. You have to be sure you know your priorities and what you can leave for later. Once you have established what is important for you, make sure you follow your system so you will not be in difficult situation or you lost your way and forgot what you should do first and what second. Get organized this way so you finish your work on time and have enough left for doing things you really enjoy.
Bio: Ella Andrews has been writing about home related matters since years. Home organizing and decorating are some of her favorite topics to treat in her work. She is constantly searching for motivation is house maintenance related matters. Find some more of her tips and advices here: www.removalsoffice.co.uk/man-and-van/SE19-van-hire-crystal-palace.html
This was actually done on a wooden plaque that you can get at your local craft store for about $1.50. You could do this on a card stock sheet of paper for a great Mother’s Day card as well. Use watercolors (on paper) and acrylic (on wooden plaque) and brush back and forth in long strokes going off the sides with each stroke. Use a variation of your Mother’s favorite colors. When done use water based poster paint (used the color white here) and make an impression of hand and feet then finish it off with an ‘L’ and an ‘E’. Something more than just a store bought card that Mom or a Grandma would love to cherish for years to come. I think the same design with blue’s in the background would also work for a card for Father’s Day – I know I would be happy to receive it.
Picture Version: slice (not all the way through) and place wedge of cheese in-between each slice – cover with ranch – cover with cheese and pieces of bacon – bake 350 for 35 minutes – served topped with sour cream
Grill Version: slice (not all the way through) and place wedge of onion in-between each slice – add bacon pieces and squish cheese into each slice – wrap with foil tightly and grill for about 25 minutes or until the potato feels squishy which indicates it is soft – add cheese and sour cream to the top