Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thinking of the Revamp

The blog as sort of slowed up and stalled recently. I really do like to do features on etsy artists, and also post tips and things as well, but I'm having a hard time staying interested myself! So I have been thinking about rethinking what I blog about. Something closer to my own life and what I do but that still intruduces other ideas would be good.

So, heads up! You may see some different things here, but I will include all the same old things but will just add more to keep my posts alive and interesting. I am more than happy to hear any suggestions of things that you would like to hear about, or questions that you would like answered.

My highest and best option is to blog for the 20 and 30 year olds. Activities that are good for a group of friends, a family, dating couples, recipes, places that are a MUST to visit, etc. Let me know what you think and I will give it a shot. If it doesn't work I will just switch it around to a slightly different angle until I find something that everyone likes.

Thanks for your time, and support and watch of my blog. I hope this works out well!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Uses for Peroxide

I got an e-mail that my mother sent and it was about the many uses for peroxide that I thought were very useful or interesting. Take a look! There is probably something that you will give a try yourself.

"1. Take one capful and hold in your mouth for ten minutes daily, then spit it out (I do it when I bathe). No more canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash.

2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.. (good one!)

3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the coun ters. (Wouldn't it be nice if restaurants would do this?)

4. After rinsing your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

5. I had fungus on my feet for years until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.

6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine but was healed by soaking in peroxide.

7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.

8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes, and then blow your nose into a tissue. (really good one!)

9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.

10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through You will not have the peroxide-burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, reddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually, so it's not a drasti c change. (hmmm!)

11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections..

12. Add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour it directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary. (I'll try it!)

13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors. There is no smearing, which is why I love it so much for this."

Friday, July 3, 2009


You are in for a treat today! Alinahayes makes her own wheel thrown and handmade pottery from porcelain and stoneware. "It is highly durable as it withstands temperature over 2260 degrees F in the kiln." Each of her pieces are food-safe, unless said otherwise in the etsy listing. They are also microwave/oven/dishwasher safe.

Alinahayes has been making pottery for the last four years! And her favorite material to work with is porcelain - " I love the buttery feel of porcelain, so that would have to be my favorite. It's a bit more tricky to throw and shrinks between 15-18%, but it is well worth it."

I love Alinahayes work. Each one is unique and different than the last, and the colors and shapes are great to look at - which makes it extremely difficult to chose which ones you like best. From the wide assortment of items she has listed on etsy, I doubt that you would less than five or six favorite items that you secretly wish to buy, I know that I do.

Some of the specific items that she makes are: tea set items, Robin eggs, Kitchen items (including mugs with words on them), lidded jars (some look like mushrooms), bowls and dishes, vases and vessels, ceramic jewelry (like the earings in this picture), and beautiful porcelain pears.

Also, congratulations to Alinahayes! One of her pieces was was selected for the AMOCA (American Museum of Ceramic Art) Exhibition in August. " It is a fundraiser for the museum and all work is for sale."

If you would like to see more of her amazing work or the Exhibit you can visit her etsy shop through the link at the top of this post, or her blog: