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The weather was certainly hot in some parts of the country and looks they will continue. So, I thought maybe youd appreciate a few great thirst quenching drink recipes. Recipe #1 - Honeydew Lime Cooler 1 small honeydew melon, seeded and cut into 1" cubes 1/2 cup seedless red grapes 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 cup honey 2 cups seltzer water Place the cubed melon and grapes into the freezer for about an hour. In a blender, combine the frozen melon and grapes with the lime (9 comments)
What Are Pingbacks and Why Should You Care? - 05/26/11 05:38 PM
As you are probably well aware, the use of the internet in real estate has simply exploded in the last several years. More and more people are going online to view listings for sale and find the perfect REALTOR® to represent them. Social media and blogging have become integral parts of a successful real estate marketing strategy. If you're not utilizing both to advertise your services, you are truly missing out on capturing the attention of buyers, sellers and potential clients. Even with the world wide web settling into our daily lives, word-of-mouth is still some of the best advertising you (9 comments)
Memorial Day - A Day of Remembrance - 05/25/11 12:00 PM
Memorial Day – A Day to Remember and Honor the Servicemen and Women Who Lost their Lives in the Service our Country While Preserving Freedom And Give Thanks and Prayers to our Current Military On the last Monday of May each year, US Citizens honor those who have died in the Military Service while guarding our greatest privilege, FREEDOM!! I, personally, have a nephew who has served in Afghanistan, a brother who served in Viet Nam, and a father who served in WWII. This is a holiday I hold close to my heart as I’m sure many of you do as well. So (6 comments)
Six Benefits of a Healthy Vegetarian Diet - 05/23/11 01:20 PM
As a woman of a certain age, I'm looking for ways to stay healthy. I have a young spirit and want my body to be able to keep up. So, I've been looking into different ways of eating. I'm a meat and potatoes kind of gal but want to give every type of diet a look. Eating vegetarian-style is one of the diets I'm looking at now. While many benefits have been cited as part of a vegetarian diet, the health benefits are
perhaps some of the most immediately noticeable. Here are some of the purported health benefits of a (6 comments)
The internet has become the go-to library for millions of people across the country and around the world (they don't call it the "world wide web" for nothing). Since smart phones, iPad and even electronic readers like Kindle and Nook have become so popular, accessing reading material is easier than ever. However, you don't have to be a published author in the "write a manuscript, get it approved by a publishing house and wait several months for a copy in hand" sense. My good friend Carra Riley (of "Cosmic Cow Pie" fame) is an amazing pro at online media with (14 comments)
Mom Always Said to Eat Your Veggies - 05/16/11 07:15 PM
Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet Are you considering becoming a vegetarian? Some people cite ethical reasons for their decision; others embrace vegetarianism for health reasons. Many vegetarians believe that their dietary choices go beyond their immediate families and meal choices. Others just want a better lifestyle for their families. Nearly all vegetarians can cite benefits to their diet of some sort. Here are some of the purported benefits of a vegetarian diet. Economic Meat is expensive. Replacing it with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains (especially if you buy produce in season and whole grains in bulk) will save you a great (8 comments)
Getting Social Fifteen Minutes at a Time - 05/12/11 04:56 PM
"But I don't have time to chat all day on Facebook." "Social media is a mystery to me." "I don't even know where or how to begin." "It's a total waste of time." Got another excuse to add? Go ahead. I think I've heard them all. Now, part of me is just a teensy bit happy with all the excuses. Afterall, social media marketing is one of Second Self's specialities. However, the kinder part of me wants to show you a basic outline, in three easy steps, how quickly and easily you can use Facebook to your advantage each day to (16 comments)
What Not to do With 200 Year-Old Champagne - 05/12/11 12:32 PM
Did you see this? Divers found a shipwreck with 150 bottles of perfectly preserved champagne. 200 years at the bottom of the Baltic Sea actually helped in the aging process. The diver who found it immediately popped open a bottle to celebrate. He later learned it was worth about $82,000! Oops! One of my favorite ways to drink champagne is with popcorn. What's your's? Here's a great link for you to see how to make your own cocktails. Happy Eating! (or drinking) (4 comments)
How to Overcome the Weight Loss Plateau - 05/11/11 02:30 PM
Let me make this perfectly clear - I love to eat! It like the taste, the comfort and the love I feel from being able to create foods that make my loved ones happy. What I'm not too thrilled about is the obvious possibility of gaining of weight. And, for me, it doesn't take much to see the pounds start packing on. Time to take stock and start dieting. If you are trying to lose weight, be prepared to hit some plateaus. These are times where your weight loss simply stops for a while. You may hover around the same weight (6 comments)
The Food Pyramid – A Healthier Way to Eat - 05/09/11 01:13 PM
If you are looking for a way to get a handle on healthier eating for your family, consider using the food pyramid. It has been revised recently and is easy to understand. Following the food pyramid will give you a good basic foundation for proper nutrition. Find the Pyramid The Food Guide Pyramid was created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The new updated pyramid can be found at MyPyramid.gov. It uses color coding to separate the different types of foods that are recommended for you to eat. The new pyramid can be customized to your dietary needs. One size doesn’t (12 comments)
Is There an Echo in Here or Just Smart Business? - 05/05/11 04:21 PM
Whether you're the business owner or the client, getting things done quickly and efficiently is what we all want. As a REALTOR®, you certainly have occasions where you need a form or contract signed and returned quickly. Sometimes your client lives closeby; but there are times when they live in another city, state or country. And, faxing is so yesterday. I admit to having an online eFax service. When I started my account, I thought that would make it a lot easier on me. I didn't have to own a fax machine I could retrieve my fax online from literally anywhere (4 comments)
Viva El Cinco de Mayo! - 05/04/11 11:48 AM
On May 5th of every year, we celebrate this Mexican holiday – Cinco de Mayo. It’s the Mexican army’s victory over the French, known as the Battle of Puebla, occurring in 1862. This not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day which happened on September 15, 1810 at midnight. Today, people of every ethnicity are happy to celebrate Cinco de Mayo along with their Mexican friends. Who doesn’t love a party?! I would like for you to enjoy some of the authentic Mexican foods from its country. Some old, some new. Enjoy them all – perhaps with a Margarita or Corona (2 comments)
Treat Mom to Breakfast in Bed - 05/02/11 12:32 PM
This Mother’s Day, take time to plan ahead for a wonderful breakfast in bed that is sure to bring a smile to Mom’s face. It is simple to have a successful breakfast. Just keep these tips in mind. Plan ahead and have all the ingredients for your mom’s breakfast favorites on hand. While you are shopping, be sure to pick up some fresh flowers and a card to include on the breakfast tray. Use a sturdy tray that will easily hold all of the items for her breakfast. Turn off the telephone so that there are no interruptions. Don’t forget to (8 comments)
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