Easter Is Around The Corner — It Would Be Great To Have A Fun Family Project . . . These cute bunnies are just the thing — you can put them on packages . . . decorate your dinner table — these would be adorable place setting cards . . . I’m sure you and your family will think of other uses for them as well.
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I not only have been revamping one website, but decided to do another.
There could be something about the anticipation of fall for me that marks a new beginning.
We’re pretty much programmed in childhood to a new school year in the fall. Summer may be a time of recharging for the new school year ahead. Or it is all the holiday celebrations — Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve . . . Valentine’s Day . . . that get us thinking and planning ahead.
This could be the “kick in the pants” of making appropriate changes — changing our behavior, trying new things . . . Yes, I know it is the New Year that marks the resolution making, but for me it seems to be during the summer.
I’m not afraid of change, I do welcome it. Revamping websites is part of what I do. I sometimes want a fresh look for my visitors. And, unfortunately, I sometimes lose interest in a website or I just want it to be better.
I could be in a rut where all my websites seem to look the same, but with the Divi Theme, one can make it into anything one would prefer.
The problem — deciding how to make it better . . . and keep the feeling and purpose upon which it was initially created.
This was my first real website — an eclectic blend of everything of interest to me (and hopefully to you), but I have gotten into a rut of sorts and it is time for me to get out of it and to have some serious fun . . . Just like when I first created this website.
So . . . on this Labor Day Weekend . . . What do I want to do?
Nothing drastic. Just freshen up this website a bit.
I think it just needed a bit of a boost — and more importantly, I need to write more posts on a regular basis.
Goodness, July and August have truly been neglected. I can’t do anything about that — it’s the past. I can, however, begin writing more posts here and now and continue on a more regular consistent basis. We’re getting into some fun times!!
Maybe I’ve been waiting around like Elvia — waiting for fall. We have had some very hot and humid days. We even had a few thunder showers that made being outside more miserable.
So what if we’re having a heat wave. Enjoy what we do have and be grateful. I believe I am very fortunate to have this website — and the ability to revamp other websites. I just need to remember where it all started.
I did make a few changes on my “home page”. I hope you will check it out, if you haven’t already done so. I just wanted to extend my background image of a cluttered attic and to have a place to feature some past posts you may want to revisit. That’s what’s great about having an established website running for several years. There are a whole lot of posts that need your attention. The information is still relevant. Especially the recipe for Cupcake S’Mores.
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With the holiday . . . I’ve been doing other things . . .
Time to get the tinsel out of your mind and spring forth with a brand new year. A time for making resolutions and planning ahead. I don’t know how that has worked out for you in the past, but this is a new year . . . one of moving forward in a positive manner.
I’m not one for making resolutions. I make suggestions as to how I would like things to be for me. I do need to remind myself that I can only change myself and my attitude about things . . . not necessarily change others or circumstances around me.
I try to stay away from the negative. Negative comments, negative news, negative situations . . . negative thoughts . . . And when I do encounter them, I choose not to be engaged in them, but to move on with something more positive. Maybe a bit of a Pollyanna style of looking for the good in everything.
This is making me think about any product reviews I put on this website . . . Well . . . if a product doesn’t work, it is not truthful to say otherwise . . . So, I may have reviews in the future that may be negative.
I don’t think that contradicts my earlier statement of looking for the positive . . . There are just some products I can’t promote, especially if I find they don’t work or I wouldn’t buy them or they aren’t that good. We’re talking about your money and my money. Don’t buy junk.
Now that we’re on the subject of products. I think a review may be in order. I want to revisit a product I reviewed some years ago . . .
Keurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker
The Classic Keurig K-Cup Single Serve Coffee Maker includes:
- 4 K-Cup pods
- a water filter handle
- 2 water filters to help your beverages taste their best
This coffee machine brews multiple K-Cup Pod sizes, 6 ounce, 8 ounce or 10 ounce. If you like your coffee strong, use the 6 ounce brew size.
The large 48 ounce water reservoir allows you to brew 6 or more cups before having to refill it. This is great when you have a group of family and friends who want their favorite brew — maybe a flavored coffee, hot chocolate, a regular cup of coffee . . . or other variations. It’s always fun to give your family and guests what they want.
I do like the concept. We do drink a hot beverage one cup at a time and we do want it fresh brewed. So, I think this fills the bill. Also giving you several flavor choices, too. It’s great for everyday and for special occasions, too.
Let’s see what else we can buy along with our new Keurig Coffee Machine:
That should get you started.
A single serve coffee machine has great appeal. I like the concept and think this could be great to have for everyday use and also for entertaining.
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Today is a beautiful day to celebrate and remember the long hard struggle for independence.
This read-a-loud book may be helpful for you to share with your family.
We celebrate this day with parades and fireworks. We, as a nation eat millions of hot dogs and hamburgers, wave the American flag and decorate with red, white and blue banners, streamers and bunting. It is a colorful sight to behold.
I plan to sit out on my patio to watch the fireworks from the city park. I have my American flag waving proudly in the nice breeze of the day out in front of my house. A BBQ is in order with family and friends gathering. It is a day of celebration. And, a day of reflection . . . what freedom means . . . it is different for many people. And, today as in the days of our founding, not everyone agreed . . . but it was necessary to come together, to cooperate and compromise in order to make this new nation — The United States of America.
Be safe this 4th of July!
We’re getting closer to the 4th of July!
We’re in our hazy, crazy, lazy days of summer. It is warm — some days downright hot . . . but it is summer and we love the slower pace of things . . . except for the traffic. Everyone is out and about — some still working while others are deciding on the right spot to vacation. There are those who have gotten their backyards together for BBQs and summer entertaining.
You can make several of these pinwheels and place them throughout your yard. They’re an easy way to get red, white and blue colorfully displayed.
Just click the picture to the right and you’ll be taken to the PDF to print out.
These work well using a pin and pushing the pin into a pencil eraser. If you want a longer stick, it is suggested that you put a pencil eraser on the top of the stick and push the pin into it. Adding a little bead between the back of the paper and the eraser gives a bit of freedom to the paper pinwheel allowing it to spin easier.
These are colorful and look nice in the flower beds, too.
These are great to make and set out on all patriotic holidays. It’s a nice way of showing America’s colors.
The most important thing to me is sharing time with family and friends. We are truly blessed in so many ways . . . it’s a nice time to reflect upon our many blessings while watching the firework displays . . . or eating a nice cold slice of watermelon . . . after having a hot dog or hamburger . . . or BBQ ribs . . .
Don’t forget to make s’mores . . . or whatever your family tradition.