Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Smurfs Movie Trailer

The Smurfs in New York.
Hank Azaria as Gargamel.
The smurfs start out in their European setting but Gargamel invades their village and they go running and end up in New York. They need to find their way back home. Watch the movie when it comes out to see their adventures as they find their way back home.

Richie Sowa's man made island

Monday, June 28, 2010

Free Bubble Envelope Samples


Bubble Envelope Samples

You can check more than one and you don't have to put in your email address if you don't want to.

You can even order from them if you'd like to.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thought this said a lot.

Creative AT&T Advertisements

AT&T is a cell phone carrier that knows how to make a successful promotion. Take a look at these great posters. Using just hands and a phone, American carrier recreates a popular idea of painting hands into the colors of different countries.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long! ends beginning of September

HERE is the list of states with the bowling centers that are participating. Select a bowling center then register. Beginning May 1st, each of your kids can redeem two free games a day for the entire summer. Shoe rental still applies and it will ask you to purchase a family pass but it is not required.

Not bad for some partially free fun.

Lipstick- NO, I haven't seen it.

No, I have not seen your lipstick, why would you even ask me that?

I'm insulted!

Every time something goes missing around here, everybody looks at me!

For your information, I don't even wear that shade.

It doesn't flatter my complexion and it tastes terrible.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

R U putting on enough SunTan lotion?

The experts say you need at least a nickel size amount for your face and 2 shot glasses- size for the rest of your body. Plus it's important to put it on at least 20 minutes before you are ready to leave to go where you are going in order for time to allow the lotion to sink into your skin.

So many of us think that as long as we apply it when we get there and head out into the sun we are protected.
I know that was the way my mother did it. Actually that was the way I did it with my kids.
BUT we know so much more now.

Mr. Food's Decadent Desserts eCookbook

This collection includes cakes, pies, cookies, puddings and more!


This was on the back of a motorcycle.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Child's View of Thunderstorms

A little girl walked to and from school daily.

Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to school.

As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with lightning.

The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school. She also feared the electrical storm might harm her child.

Full of concern, the mother got into her car and quickly drove along the route to her child's school.

As she did, she saw her little girl walking along.

At each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look up, and smile.

More lighting followed quickly and with each, the little girl would look at the streak of light and smile..

When the mother drew up beside the child, she lowered the window and called, 'What are you doing?'

The child answered, 'I am trying to look pretty because God keeps taking my picture.'

May God bless you today and everyday as you face the storms that come your way!

Project I did today.

Since I am going to be painting my bedroom, I wanted to redo this in a different color. I got this gold table cloth at the salvation army store for 75 cents the other day. I got out the staple gun and went to work.

I tucked in the sides rather than trying to bunch them up and put the button back in the center because there was to much material and staples from the other material. The other material was good and I just put this over that material. Since this bench won't actually be being used much the tucked in material won't be a problem. It is being put at the end of our bed just to look nice. And I do lay my clothes out on it as I take them out of the closet before I get dressed.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jesus and a dog

A Nativity Scene was erected in a church yard.
During the night the folks came across this scene.

An abandoned dog was looking for a comfortable,
protected place to sleep. He chose baby Jesus
as his comfort. No one had the heart to Send
him away so he was there all night.

We should all have the good sense of this dog and
up in Jesus' lap from time to time.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

God's way of reminding us of the 2nd Commandment?

6-story Jesus statue in Ohio struck by lightning

Exodus 20:4

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Monday, June 14, 2010


Sunday's Fun day

We had a car show in our town Sunday and it wasn't as big as in the past years. But still fun to see all the cars and even a few bikes-- bikes and motorcycles this year.

This bike was done in the Michael Jackson's Thriller theme.

Now this is what you call Rockin- and -Rollin...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

From Lamp Shade to Flower Vase.

I picked this lamp shade up at the Salvation Army Store yesterday for $1.50. Just had to have it. It went so well with my sofa I recovered a few years back. I just loved the way the flowers on it went all the way around it in 3 different spots. But not to overwhelm it.
I already had the flowers to put in it just waiting to be put to some use. Then I had to go through my ribbon stash and find the right one to accent this.
As you can see I think I found the right ribbon for the job. Although I am not sure of the length as of yet. I might still cut it down a bit and shorten it.

This is the end result. With it setting a top the coffee table Larry's folks gave him, which by the way is over 35 yrs old.

All in all I would say the lamp shade was a GREAT find for $1.50.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Special Extra Earnings for Military Service


Since 1957, if you had military service earnings for active duty (including active duty for training), you paid Social Security taxes on those earnings. Since 1988, inactive duty service in the Armed Forces reserves (such as weekend drills) has also been covered by Social Security.

Under certain circumstances, special extra earnings for your military service from 1957 through 2001 can be credited to your record for Social Security purposes. These extra earnings credits may help you qualify for Social Security or increase the amount of your Social Security benefit.

Special extra earnings credits are granted for periods of active duty or active duty for training. Special extra earnings credits are not granted for inactive duty training.

If your active military service occurred

  • From 1957 through 1967, we will add the extra credits to your record when you apply for Social Security benefits.
  • From 1968 through 2001, you do not need to do anything to receive these extra credits. The credits were automatically added to your record.
  • After 2001, there are no special extra earnings credits for military service.

How You Get Credit For Special Extra Earnings

The information that follows applies only to active duty military service earnings from 1957 through 2001. Here's how the special extra earnings are credited on your record:

Service in 1957 Through 1977

You are credited with $300 in additional earnings for each calendar quarter in which you received active duty basic pay.

Service in 1978 through 2001

For every $300 in active duty basic pay, you are credited with an additional $100 in earnings up to a maximum of $1,200 a year. If you enlisted after September 7, 1980, and didn't complete at least 24 months of active duty or your full tour, you may not be able to receive the additional earnings. Check with Social Security for details.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

George Foreman Grill Cleaning Tip


I love my George but I hate the clean up. This tip will help me tons. I must have been shorted at the store because mine never came with the scrapper or the drip pan. And when I contacted the manufacture about it all they wanted me to do was BUY the items. I said NO THANKS and have been doing without.

Those wonderful Church Bulletins!

Love those Church Ladies.. They're Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins!
Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services:
The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.' The sermon tonight:
'Searching for Jesus.'
Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say 'Hell' to someone who doesn't care much about you.
Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation...
For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. is done.
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM.. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday:
"I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours".

Monday, June 7, 2010

BBQ in a Jar

BBQ in a Jar

This comes from over at Giver's Log.

I am going to have to try this sometime.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Legal Loophole in Michigan Helmet Law

From the Detroit Now News
Friday, March 17, 2000

Police in metro Detroit are baffled over an old state law. Michigan law requires those driving motorcycles to always wear helmets, but police are concerned about a loophole in the law that won't allow them to pull over motorcyclists without helmets.

This has become a huge problem for police. They were hoping that this would not leak out to the public so soon, but as it stands now, Michigan's mandatory helmet law for motorcyclists is being called legally invalid.

"I didn't know," said one motorcyclist.

If longtime bikers are surprised, police are dumbfounded.

"This law has been in effect for years. No one to our knowledge ever even caught this. This is something recently caught by an attorney," said Chief Emery Price of the Westland Police Department.

Police stumbled upon what's being called a legal loophole of disastrous proportions. A motorcyclist who had been ticketed for riding without a helmet challenged the law and won.

"Being that there are no established requirements as to the type of helmets, there's a lack of notice, so therefore the ordinance fails," said Westland Attorney Angelo Plakas.

Michigan's law mandating helmets was approved when it went into effect years ago. But a judge was recently forced to drop the fines against the biker who wasn't wearing a helmet.

After further investigation, Westland police found 19 other courts throughout Michigan have recently been forced to do the same.

"With the warm weather coming, there's going to be some problems," said Chief Price. "There's going to be some serious injury or death caused by some of these people out here not wearing their helmet."

Westland police and other jurisdictions have reluctantly sent memos to their officers, saying do not pull over bikers who are not wearing helmets because according to the ruling it's against law.

"I still have the helmet on always," said one motorcyclist.

The Westland police have been in contact with the Michigan Attorney General's Office. The attorney general still believes that this law is valid, however they are going to check into this and find out for certain next week.

If necessary, they will make immediate corrections. In the meantime, police are asking bikers to please wear helmets

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Haircut

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut.

After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money from you , I'm doing community service this week.' The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you , I'm doing community service this week.' The cop was happy and left the shop.

The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I can not accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.

The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dumbbell Workouts




Resistance Bands Exercises





Best Total Lower Body Workout with Stability Ball


Ten Minute Workout with Fitness Ball


15 min. Exercise Ball Workout


Exercise Ball Abs Workout


I have one of these balls and I just love working out on it.


If you have any restrictions with jumping for your knees, hips or anything at all- do not perform plyometrics and consult your physician.



You may want to read this.


House made from empty Beer Bottles


Get Your Patriotic Address Labels now-(no cost)

From Paralyzed Veterans of America.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010