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Monday, May 23, 2011

Some Interesting Chocolate Facts, Crafts, and ,What's in Your Bag?

Ok now don't hold your breath!! LOL....but I was thinking about making something for my yard and I stubled upon this cute Wind Chimes. It's pretty easy, colorful, and will sound so pretty on any patio.

I also thought that maybe I might add some hanging beads strung down at different lengths in the middle too. When I finish mine I will post it here...but here is the directions to make one like this..

Wind Chimes
 made from small terra-cotta pots.

1 5 1/4" diameter plastic flowerpot saucer
5 1 1/2" diameter clay pots
Acrylic paint
Clear acrylic finish

Hole punch
5 leaf shapes cut from a soda bottle

5 small bells

11 buttons


1. Paint the saucer and pots. When the paint dries, add a coat of clear acrylic finish. Let it dry.
2. Using a pushpin, make a hole in the center of the plastic saucer and at four equidistant spots around the side of the saucer. Widen the holes with scissors or a compass point if needed (a parent's job).
3. To attach the outside hanging pots, cut four 1 1/2-foot lengths of string.
4. To make each chime, punch a hole in the end of a plastic leaf and tie it onto the end of the string. Next, slip on the bell, tie a knot about 3/4 inch above the bell, thread on a button and then a pot (upside down).
5. Thread the end of the string out through one of the side holes in the saucer (thread from the inside and make sure the saucer's upside down). To fasten in place, run the string up through one hole in a button and then down through another hole and knot tightly.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 with three other pots.
7. For the center pot, repeat step 4 but use a string that's 3 1/2 feet long. Also, before you thread the string through the center of the saucer, check your length (all the pots should hang at the same level, and you'll want about 2 feet of string above the saucer). Then knot the string at the correct length.
8. Attach a button above the knot, thread the string through the saucer, add another button and knot to secure.
9. Tie the leftover string above the saucer into a loop to form a hanger

Then I saw this idea and thought I would make a few for my backyard birdies... how easy is this and a great way to use those plastic bottles..

I love Chocolate!!! Especially dark chocolate and it is great for you too...There is in fact a growing body of credible scientific evidence that chocolate contains a host of heart-healthy and mood-enhancing phytochemicals, with benefits to both body and mind.

Dark chocolate is also healthier because it has less added sugar.Milk chocolate, on the other hand, contains added butterfat which can raise blood cholesterol levels. And it has less antioxidants and other beneficial phytochemicals than dark chocolate.

How much chocolate would you have to eat to obtain these benefits? Less than you might think. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, adding only half an ounce of dark chocolate to an average American diet is enough to increase total antioxidant capacity 4 percent, and lessen oxidation of LDL cholesterol.

High blood pressure is a well known risk factor for heart disease. It is also one of the most common causes of kidney failure, and a significant contributor to many kinds of dementia and cognitive impairment. Studies have shown that consuming a small bar of dark chocolate daily can reduce blood pressure in people with mild hypertension.
So eat more chocolate!!!

these are a bit scary....

A place for your little fishes but how do you feed them?
 Why do gals carry purses? hmmmm probably because most of our garments come without pockets and we always need so much with kids in tow and just for us. I carry many things besides a little lip gloss, lipstick, aspirins, change bag, g-kids photos, keys, coupons, pad and pen, check book, [although I rarely write checks anymore] extra hair tie, mini flash light, scissors, nail file, IPod, Cell phone, and always have tissue...What do you carry in your bag?

What are some funny things some gals carry in their bags???? socks, water bottle,
13 things you should carry in your purse:
  1. tissues- the runny nose, nose bleeds, spill something
  2. pad and pen- you never know when you need to write something down
  3. army knife-multi uses especially the multi purpose combo ones
  4. pins- never worry if you lose a button or your hem falls
  5. allergy meds- always need this if an allergic reaction occurs
  6. book or magazine- if you have to wait anywhere you have something to read or if your girlfriend is late for your lunch date
  7. to do list- so you remember what your doing away from home or just to add things to it
  8. cell phone- for ER and just for enjoyable conversations
  9. matches or lighter- you never know when you'll need these
  10. ER snacks- running late and hunger strikes or you get stranded  
  11. address lables- save time when your personal info is asked for
  12. traveler checks--try not to carry cash it is dangerous
  13. spare house and car key-you'll never have to call expensive locksmiths

Think about these things before you leave home and add some of them or all of them to your bag!! You'll never regret it!!!

Thanks for stopping by as always....


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