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Pink Zebra Recipe: Amaretto Dream

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May 202013
 

amaretto dream

Amaretto Dream – mix equal parts Apricot Ginger, Amaretto Cream and Orange Dreamsicle.

Pink Zebra Sprinkles make the ultimate home fragrance to fit any mood. Try one of our Pink Zebra recipes to make your home smell AHHmazing!! With each recipe, use equal amounts of each scent unless designated otherwise. Happy Sprinkling!!

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May 162013
 

waterworksimagesThere are some fun things to do just a hop skip and a jump from where I live in Paris, Texas. About 100 miles away, you will find the Water Works Water park!! Water Works Park has everything you need to make this an awesome summer! We offer exciting Aquatic Explorer Camps, Kayaking Camps, and swim lessons for kids on summer vacation, and we’re the perfect destination for day care and summer camp field trips. Enjoy four giant water slides, a lazy river, a children’s play pool, sand volleyball, and more. For more information, visit our website  www.dentonparks.com My Readers Save $3 Off Admission with this exclusive Water Works Waterpark coupon.

I am making plans to take my son this this summer along with a friend. I will share some pictures and our experience with you all after our trip!! I am so excited and looking forward to having some fun, fun, fun!!

 Posted by at 12:46 PM

Does Your Loved One Need A Medical Alert Device?

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Apr 042013
 

Do you have an elderly or disabled person in your life that lives lone? Have they ever considered getting any type of medical alert system in case they need it? If not, it might be time to discuss it with them. I can tell you first hand the dangers of not having a medical alert system.

My then 75 year old mother-in-law has lived alone for the past 30 years. She had a stroke 13 years ago and laid in the floor of her house for 3 days before anyone found her. She woke in the middle of the night and as she was getting out of bed to go to the restroom, she had the stroke. It was the middle of winter and it was cold. Her little dog, Chigger, would not come anywhere near her even though she called to him to come lay with her. Fortunately after not hearing from her that day my brother-in-law decided to check on her. He got the the door and heard her hollering for help. By the time she arrived in the emergency room, she was on the verge of hypothermia. She was so cold. It took quite a while to get her warmed up and assessed. We almost lost her. She had told her friends she was going somewhere that weekend so no one thought it odd that she did not show up at church that day.

If she would have had a medical alert system, she could have been in the hospital in a matter of minutes instead of days. I am a firm believer in these types of devices. In researching the various companies, I found that Vitalert even has a non-emergency alert button that will direct the subscriber to a 24/7 nurse hotline that is able to help with medications and other non-emergency situations.  If you have an elderly or disabled person in your life, be sure to talk to them about getting one of these medical alert devices. It will give you peace of mind knowing that help is just a button push away.

How do medical alert devices work? Pressing the alert button sends a wireless signal to a dispatcher that is medically trained to handle medical situations. Pressing the non-emergency button will get you in touch with a nurse. Definitely something to consider having.

 Posted by at 6:40 PM

Why Does Depression Have To Hurt So Bad?

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Apr 032013
 

I have been depressed for a very long time. I am really not sure exactly when it started. All I know is that I am tired of it but don’t know what to do. I used to be a happy person, or at least I thought I was. Then, I think about the song “Friend of A Wounded Heart” by Wayne Watson.

Smile–Make ’em think you’re happy
Lie–And say that things are fine
And hide that empty longing that you feel
Don’t ever show it
Just keep your heart concealed
Why–Are the days so lonely
Where can a heart go free
And who will dry the tears that no one’s seen
There must be someone
To share your silent dreams
Chorus
Caught like a leaf in the wind
Lookin’ for a friend–Where can you turn
Whisper the words of a prayer–And you’ll find Him there
Arms open wide–Love in His eyes
Jesus–He meets you where you are
Jesus–He heals you secret scars
All the love you’re longing for is
Jesus–The friend of a wounded heart
Repeat Chorus
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsty.com/wayne-watson-friend-of-a-wounded-heart-lyrics.html ]

Friend Of A Wounded Heart lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

This song really fits my life to a T. I always tell people I am doing fine. I keep everything inside. I have always done so and I am not sure I know how to do any differently. Three years ago, it really hit. My sister (who I thought was my best friend in the whole world) and my 2 brothers caused our entire family to fall apart. I won’t get into details but will say that I have not spoken to my 2 brothers at all in the past 3 years. I did see my sister and speak to her. I told her I love her but had nothing else to say to her after what they did. I have since withdrawn into myself. I hardly ever leave the house unless I am selling Pink Zebra or getting groceries. I have a hard time trusting people. I hardly ever see my mom because I try to keep myself from crying (even though I am doing so as I write this). My life has fallen apart and I don’t know how to pick up the pieces. I want to get help but have no insurance and no regular source of income as of yet to pay for it. I guess some day, I will get it figured out. Until then, I suffer in silence.

Time To Move?

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Mar 302013
 

How long have you lived in your home? I have been in the same house for 13 years. I want something new. Well, it doesn’t necessarily have to be new but I would love something different. I mean, you can only rearrange the furniture and repaint the walls so many times before it just gets boring. Even changing the landscape can get pretty boring. Moving plants is really hard work that I used to love to do but not so much now that my back hurts all of the time. Owning a home out in the country is nice but can get pretty old after a while.

One of these days, I would love to look into something like the vero beach luxury golf homes. What could be better than living in a maintenance free home where someone else fixes the little things that go wrong? They even maintain the yards for you. No mowing, weed-eating, tree trimming, etc. Just my opinion, but it would be heavenly to not have to worry with the mundane little household to-dos that consist of upkeep of the house. Of course, it would be even better if they would wash dishes, clothes, sweep, mop and all of that good stuff.

 Posted by at 6:41 PM

Missing The Lake and Camping

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Mar 282013
 

It has been several years since I have been to the lake. We used to go camping several times during the summer months with several of my family members. Unfortunately, since we have family issues and no longer speak to these family members, we do not go to the lake anymore.

I really miss the quiet mornings waking up at the lake, sitting by the campfire, etc. I also miss the boat rides and riding the jet skis. Some friends of ours have a little dinghy that we had so much fun with. They even had one of those dinghy davits to get it in and out of the water. Made it much easier to deal with as far as getting it in and out of the water. I never could back up a trailer to get anything out of the water.

We sold our camper last year. It sat in the yard for 2 years before we finally decided to sell it. I would love to go camping again but it would not be the same without the people we had so much fun with. Maybe someday, we will be able to go again. I really want my son to remember fun times and spending quality time in nature. He would love to be able to go fishing and riding in a boat.

 Posted by at 9:49 PM
Mar 272013
 

Do you ever wonder why you even bother doing things for people when they don’t even appreciate it? I spent an hour cooking dinner tonight and no one ate but me. Sad smile  The sad thing is that when I don’t cook, I get snide remarks about not doing anything. It make me wonder sometimes why I even try. So, I am not cooking unless it is something for my son and I. If anyone else wants to eat, then they can fix a sandwich.

I am tired of hurting myself to do things for people that do not appreciate it. With my back problems, it is hard for me to do laundry, dishes, sweeping and just housework in general. Standing over the stove cooking really puts me in a painful place. Maybe someday, I can afford to hire someone to come do these mundane tasks for me. Haha-I can dream, can’t I?

 Posted by at 8:45 AM

Where Is Spring? I Am Ready To Spring Clean

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Mar 252013
 

Even though the first day of Spring was several days ago, it is definitely not feeling like Spring here at all. With the first day of Spring comes the preparation for the Summer months. It is time to clean the house really good, remove the heavy drapes that have kept the cold out, etc. Another thing I try to do is to keep my AC in tip top shape once Spring arrives so I don’t end up needing air conditioning repair boynton beach in the heat of the summer. I also try to get my windows and screens cleaned and ready for those days when I want to let the fresh air in.

I am ready to see the flowers bloom and all of the trees bud out to shade my windows. There is nothing better than sitting out on the back porch in the morning and seeing the birds eating from the feeder, the flowers blooming in the garden and watching my fur-babies play in the wonderful weather. My son is excited for school to get

What do you do to prepare for the Spring and Summer months? Do you live in an area that gets super hot in the summer? It gets hot here for sure. It makes me very thankful for whoever invented air conditioning.

 Posted by at 1:34 PM

Five Dogs In The House, What Was I Thinking?

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Mar 252013
 

I admit it. I have a definite weakness when it comes to puppies. Show me a puppy and I will fall in love. Needless to say, this is how I have found myself with 5 barking fur-babies in my house. Of course, that does not take into account the 4 meowing fur-babies.SAM_0007

I have quite a menagerie of pets. There is Rambo (8 years old) the 90 pound boxer, Sadee (7) the 45 pound English bulldog, Sophie(4-also known as Puppy Pia) the 15 pound shih-tzu, Puppy Cakes (1) the 10 pound shih-tzu/papillon mix and Naya (4 months old) the growing boxer/mastiff mix. Did I mention that I have a king-sized bed and they all sleep in the bed? As far as cats, we have Momo, Sophia, Sword and Fufu. Yes, my now 6 year old son named the cats and some of the dogs.

I admit that I do get frustrated at times with them. The dirt they bring in on their feet causes me to sweep several times a day and usually mop once a day. Luckily, I have linoleum floors and not carpet. The puppy stage brings a lot of chewing on things that are not supposed to be chewed on. NayaBelle is the one at this stage right now.

I love my babies and enjoy every stressed out moment with them. They keep me warm at night, they lay in my lap, they give me sugars and love me unconditionally and do not talk back.

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Time To Renew My House Again

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Mar 242013
 

Living in the same house for the past thirteen years, I am looking to make a few changes to make it not so blah. After being in the same house for so long, things all start getting boring. We have repainted the walls a few times. Painting does help somewhat but it is still kind of ho-hum.  I have been thinking about getting embossed wallcoverings to put on my living room walls.

My living room is one looooonnngggg room and needs to be spruced up a bit to make things more interesting. The walls were recently painted a sky blue since I was tired of the light pink walls. I love the blue behind my new fish aquarium. It makes it look like the water is blue. I have been contemplating doing the embossed wall-covering on one of the longer walls to see if it helps make the room look more homey. The room just looks too, I don’t know, not very homey looking. That does not even make sense really. Have you ever just walked into a room and it felt all warm and cozy? THAT is how I want it to be.

Over the next few months, I will be doing some rearranging and reorganizing. I hope to take some pictures and show you what I have done. Maybe it will look okay. I am still working on getting a few things for my new 100 gallon fish aquarium. Maybe I will get it all done about the same time so I can share. Smile

 Posted by at 5:42 PM