Starbucks’ Lemon Loaf Cake

Starbucks Lemon Loaf Cake – the True Copycat Recipe, fluffy, yet dense, yet moist with a delicious lemony glaze| by LettheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

Source: Starbucks’ Lemon Loaf Cake – the True Copycat Recipe – Let the Baking Begin! Let the Baking Begin!

Easter Card Design

1510893_1560181900926384_1591593190799374694_nA little blast from the past – there is something really special about these old pictures used on Easter greeting cards.

Pet Overpopulation

4.1.1Spaying or neutering your dog or cat is considered one of the most effective ways to reduce pet overpopulation. That’s the word from experts such as the American Veterinary Medical Association. They also say the procedure is safe for even younger animals than ever before.

In addition to pet population control, spaying a female cats or dogs before her first heat cycle amplifies a number of health benefits. It reduces a number of mammary gland and reproductive cancers as well as potentially fatal infections.

Additional benefits include:

*Reduced aggression: Cats and dogs that have been spayed or neutered are less aggressive than animals that have not.

*Less wandering: Animals that are not fixed are more likely to stray from home (especially cats) especially when they are in heat and looking for a mate.

*Less marking: Animals often ‘claim’ their territory by marking urine – even if that territory is your couch or rug. After a spay/neuter procedure animals become much less territorial and this behavior decreases dramatically.

Many believe that late winter or early spring are the most effective times to spay or neuter because the timing is typically prior to an animal’s cycle.

CREDIT: New Mexico Marketplace. (2015, March). Ending Pet Overpopulation. New Mexico Marketplace, p. 6.

 

 

Saving Your Pet With CPR

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I am glad I found this graphic because I have never seen such precise information that could literally save your pets life. A valuable guide to print out and share with family and friends to learn how to do CPR on your little ones.

Twelve Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub

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1. Decongest Your Chest
The most common use of Vicks is to decongest your chest and throat area. When applied to the upper chest, it provides excellent relief of cough and congestion symptoms.

2. On Your Tootsies
Applying Vicks to your feet provides nighttime cough relief. Generously rub VapoRub all over your feet and cover them with socks. Your cough will subside.

3. Achy Breaky Muscles
Vicks relieves sore, overworked muscles. It increases circulation and provides almost instant aid. Use a generous portion and apply it over the aching area.

4. Get Rid of Nasty Nail Fungus
Rub VapoRub on your toenails if you suspect you have a fungus. Within days, the nail will turn dark—this means the Vicks is killing the fungus. As your toenail grows out, the dark part will grow off and you will have fungus-free feet. Keep applying the ointment over a period of two weeks to fully cleanse nail beds of any remaining bacteria.

5. Stop Your Cat from Scratching
To prevent Miss Kitty from ruining your doors, walls, and windows, apply a small amount of VapoRub to these areas. Cats detest the smell and will steer clear. Vicks can also be applied to your arms and legs if your kitty is prone to scratching you.

6. Pet Pee-Pee Deterrent
If your dog or cat is not yet potty trained, put an open bottle of Vicks on the area he or she likes to mark as their territory. The smell will discourage them from lifting their legs and wetting your rug.

7. Headaches Be Gone
Rub a small amount of Vicks VapoRub on your temples and forehead to help relieve headaches. The mentholated scent will release pressure in your head and instantly relieve pain.

8. Humidify Your Sleep
Vicks VapoRub can be used in special types of humidifiers and vaporizers. Ensure your humidifier has an aromatherapy compartment before using. The humidifier will circulate Vicks throughout the air and keep you breathing easy all night long.

9. Paper Cuts and Splinters
To prevent infection and speed up healing time, dab a small amount of Vicks on any small cut or splinter.

10. Ticks and Bugs
If you get bitten by a tick, apply Vicks immediately. The strong odor might help get the critter to release itself and stop bugging you.

11. Reek-free Racehorses
Professional racers smother VapoRub under the nostrils of racehorses on race day. The strong stench deters the stallions from the alluring odor of the female pony and keeps them focused on the race.

12. Go Away Mosquitoes
Apply small dabs of Vicks VapoRub to your skin and clothes and mosquitoes will steer clear. If you do get bitten, apply Vicks to the area and cover it with a Band-Aid to relieve itching.