пятница, 31 марта 2017 г.

Getting Organized for Back To School - Faithful Provisions

Getting Organized for Back To School - Faithful Provisions
Getting Organized for Back To School - Faithful Provisions

Getting Organized for Back to School | Faithful Provisions

Getting Organized for Back to School


It’s that time of year again: still hot and muggy, but school is creeping up on us right around the corner! Are you ready for back to school? Getting organized is easy with a bit of prep and planning.


Organize Back to School Supplies


You can easily get organized with back to school supplies by doing a quick check of your school’s website.


  • Find the school supply list for your child’s class.
  • Keep the list handy by printing it out or bookmarking it on your smartphone.
  • Check to see what you still have from last year.
  • Make a list of what you need.
  • Check the Back to School Sales page on Faithful Provisions for the best deals.
  • Stash all the items in a tub or tote for safe-keeping until the first day of school.
  • Label Everything. Make sure your child’s items don’t find their way to Lost & Found.
    Find out how you can save $5 on Bright Star Kids lables HERE.

Organize a Launch Station


Getting out the door with the least amount of frustration is much easier when you organize a launch station.


  • Designate a location for backpacks, sports bags, jackets and shoes. This can be a spot by your entryway or an area in each child’s room that is clearly marked and easy to access.
  • Install hooks or add cubbies. Decorate an old chair to hold backpacks in the seat and shoes underneath.
  • Help your child learn to keep everything here for scooping up and heading out the next day.

Organize a School Lunch Station


Teaching kids to make their own lunch is much easier when you organize a school launch station. Making lunches in the evening (even part of the lunch) rather than in the

Cat Spraying No More
morning is another time saver.


  • Designate a location for lunch bag/boxes, containers and food. This can be any location in your kitchen that is easy for kids to access.
  • Install baskets with labels for Ziploc bags, plastic utensils & reusable containers. If you need some “creative inspiration”, check out this idea from Uncommon Designs.
  • Keep it stocked with healthy food, supplies & snacks.
  • Help your child learn to pack a healthy lunch. (This chart from Rage Against the Minivan gives some excellent direction for healthy eating when they are packing their own food!)

Organize School Clothes


Organizing school clothes can be done easily by taking time for a quick check of what still fits and what pieces need to be added.


  • Don’t wait until the last minute. You’ll find that selection in both color and size diminish greatly over the next few weeks.
  • Have your child try on everything. If it doesn’t fit, determine if it can be passed to the next kid or given away. If it fits but she never wore it, it’s time to get it out of her closet.
  • Make a list of what is needed. Include sizes, colors, and favorite brands so you can be prepared to snag any great deals.
  • Review your school dress code before heading out to shop.

Get Organized Back to School
Source: The Container Store

Article by Faithful Provisions contributor Liz Jenkins, Certified Professional Organizer. See Liz’s Top Ten Ideas for Getting Organized for a great school year HERE. Plus, Liz shows you how to organize that flood of school papers and permission slips HERE.


Original article and pictures take http://faithfulprovisions.com/getting-organized-for-back-to-school/ site


среда, 29 марта 2017 г.

Get Rid of Dog and Cat Urine Odors The All Natural Way! - Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

Get Rid of Dog and Cat Urine Odors The All Natural Way! - Whole Lifestyle Nutrition
Get Rid of Dog and Cat Urine Odors The All Natural Way! - Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

How To Get Rid of Dog and Cat Urine Odor The All Natural Way

When Accidents Happen


Many of us are blessed to have animals to brighten our lives! They bring us so much joy, don’t they? But what happens when an accident occurs?


You know what I mean, your puppy is potty training and pees on the carpet or your cat is getting old and misses the kitty litter. How do you get rid of dog and cat urine odors the all natural way?


Stick around…I am about to tell you how! But first…here is our story.


Here Is Our Story


A few years ago we had a cat, Mason. We just LOVED Mason! I mean how cute is Mason right?


How To Get Rid of Dog and Cat Urine The Natural Way

Unfortunately, Mason was getting very old, 17 years in this picture. With age, sometimes cats begin to have kidney problems and oftentimes have a hard time squatting and pee standing up rather than squatting. This leads to the cat spraying urine on the wall behind the litter and oftentimes on the sides of the litter.


Well….have you ever tried to get cat urine out of carpet or hardwood floors before? Oh my gosh, it is nearly impossible.


I tried everything under the sun to try to get rid of these smells but it wasn’t until I tried to get rid of dog and cat urine odors the all natural way that I finally tackled my problem!


And then Gemma came along…PUPPY….need I say more? Puppy and Pee go hand and hand don’t they? With these two adorable pictures are you wanting to run out and get a fuzzy animal yet?


How To Get Rid of Pet Urine

So with an aging cat and a new puppy, you could imagine that we experimented a LOT with getting urine out of carpets and floors.


I think I have finally perfected the PERFECT formula to get rid of dog and cat urine odors the all natural way!


Get Rid of Dog and Cat Urine Odor The All Natural Way | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

How To Get Rid of Dog and Cat Urine Odors The All Natural Way


So what is this formula you ask? Would you believe me if I told you it has only 4 ingredients? Better yet, you most likely already have these 4 ingredients in your home already!


Here is what you are going to need:


  • Empty Spray Bottle
  • Dish Soap with Orange Scent, or Wild Orange Essential Oil (You Can Buy Here), (note: I have found that essential oils produce the best results).
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Baking Soda

Depending on the size of the area you are treating you might need to double or triple this recipe. Only make what you are going to use.


Safety Note: Dispose any leftover formula, do not leave it in the spray bottle.


Although this is a natural formula, you are mixing together items that could have a reaction if left to sit. Be safe and properly dispose of the leftovers if any.


As with any product, ALWAYS test a small section of the carpet, hardwood floors or furniture to make sure that this formula doesn’t react negatively with your items.


We used this formula on wood, carpets and linoleum floors and had no issues with any of them…but always check to be on the safe side!


The Formula


Now that we have the ingredients and safety all taken care of, let’s dive into this simple formula.


Pour the following ingredients into a spray bottle:


  • 5 oz hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp dishwasher orange soap (something about the orange scent help break up the urine smell), or for best results use 3 drops of wild orange essential oil (You Can Buy Here)

When all of the ingredients have been added, gently shake the bottle. Now simply generously spray the affected area with this solution and allow to completely dry. It will become powder-like once the formula dries.


Once it dries vacuum up the powder. If the smell is still there, then repeat this step again and add the extra step included below.


Final Application To Purify The Area


If you want to take this formula one step further, be sure to purify the area. To do:


  • Add 6 drops of Lemon Essential Oil (You Can Buy Here) to 1 cup of baking soda and place into a container and shake until well combined.
  • Sprinkle on the dry affected area and leave on for several hours or overnight.
  • Vacuum up and you will be good to go!

That’s It, How Easy Was That?


That is it! Easy right? Who knew it was so easy to get rid of dog and cat urine odors the all natural way!


As always, I am here if you should have any questions! Feel free to leave them in the comment section below.


My New Book ~ Natural Solutions for Cleaning & Wellness


natural-solutions-book-copy

Did you like this natural solution? Then you’ll love my new book! I’ve written a book that that can help you and

Cat Spraying No More
your family to transition into a Toxic-Free life!


Natural Solutions for Cleaning & Wellness is dedicated to giving you the information you need to remove toxins from your home and supply you with natural remedies to protect your health. This practical guide gives you in-depth solutions on how to protect yourself and your loved ones for generations to come.


You can Click here to view more details about this amazing book and to learn about the incredible gift bundle included with a book purchase.


This book has over 140 great recipes that are super easy to make with everyday ingredients! Here is a sample of a few solutions featured in this book!


Natural Solutions for Cleaning and Wellness Book | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Natural Solutions for Cleaning and Wellness Book | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Natural Solutions for Cleaning and Wellness Book | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

No fancy ingredients…just everyday, easy to find ingredients. This book is a must have for EVERY household! Learn more details here.


Original article and pictures take http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/articles/get-rid-of-dog-and-cat-urine-odors-the-all-natural-way/ site


вторник, 28 марта 2017 г.

Friends Picture hunt game - Friends

Friends Picture hunt game - Friends
Friends Picture hunt game  - Friends

I am sure this is not here if it is sorry i am to lazy to search for it. Anyways this is a fun game a
Cat Spraying No More

Next : Dr. Drake Ramoray ;)

Cookies help us bring you Fanpop. By using Fanpop, you agree to our use of cookies.


Original article and pictures take http://www.fanpop.com/spots/friends/forum/post/32922/21/friends-picture-hunt-game site


воскресенье, 26 марта 2017 г.

Friendly (but Effective) Cat Repellent

Friendly (but Effective) Cat Repellent
Friendly (but Effective) Cat Repellent


Friendly (but Effective) Cat Repellent


Learn to make friendly (but Effective) cat repellent with ingredients you have at home.


This spray is safe to use on your furniture and all other indoor and outdoor items and plants. This spray is great for training your cat or repelling the neighborhood cats.


Step 1: Gather ingredients


Gather ingredients

Snapshot_86.png


You will need rosemary (fresh or dried), lemon juice, and white vinegar .


Nice one, I should give that try. But rather than spray it, I might soak a piece of cloth in it: We have a new kitten (Well, we've had him five months, he's about seven months old and he's huge!) and he gets up on the table and cupboard tops where there are ornaments and photos.


Years ago, a friend of mine had a problem with neighbourhood cats peeing and pooing in his garden. His solution was to pee into a squirty bottle and add

Cat Spraying No More
tabasco sauce. It worked. We used to wonder what went through the cat's mind when it sniffed the stuff: "Hmmm, pee, what animal?" *sniff* *sniff* "Holy sh!t! I'm outta here!"


Unlike your version, I doubt you could have used it on the furniture, let alone indoors.


Step 2: Add rosemary


Add rosemary

Nice one, I should give that try. But rather than spray it, I might soak a piece of cloth in it: We have a new kitten (Well, we've had him five months, he's about seven months old and he's huge!) and he gets up on the table and cupboard tops where there are ornaments and photos.


Years ago, a friend of mine had a problem with neighbourhood cats peeing and pooing in his garden. His solution was to pee into a squirty bottle and add tabasco sauce. It worked. We used to wonder what went through the cat's mind when it sniffed the stuff: "Hmmm, pee, what animal?" *sniff* *sniff* "Holy sh!t! I'm outta here!"


Unlike your version, I doubt you could have used it on the furniture, let alone indoors.


Step 3: Add lemon juice


Add lemon juice

Nice one, I should give that try. But rather than spray it, I might soak a piece of cloth in it: We have a new kitten (Well, we've had him five months, he's about seven months old and he's huge!) and he gets up on the table and cupboard tops where there are ornaments and photos.


Years ago, a friend of mine had a problem with neighbourhood cats peeing and pooing in his garden. His solution was to pee into a squirty bottle and add tabasco sauce. It worked. We used to wonder what went through the cat's mind when it sniffed the stuff: "Hmmm, pee, what animal?" *sniff* *sniff* "Holy sh!t! I'm outta here!"


Unlike your version, I doubt you could have used it on the furniture, let alone indoors.


Step 4: Add white vinegar


Add white vinegar

Nice one, I should give that try. But rather than spray it, I might soak a piece of cloth in it: We have a new kitten (Well, we've had him five months, he's about seven months old and he's huge!) and he gets up on the table and cupboard tops where there are ornaments and photos.


Years ago, a friend of mine had a problem with neighbourhood cats peeing and pooing in his garden. His solution was to pee into a squirty bottle and add tabasco sauce. It worked. We used to wonder what went through the cat's mind when it sniffed the stuff: "Hmmm, pee, what animal?" *sniff* *sniff* "Holy sh!t! I'm outta here!"


Unlike your version, I doubt you could have used it on the furniture, let alone indoors.


Add spray top and shake!

Snapshot_91.png

Add spray top and shake! Cats hate rosemary, vinegar, and lemon. They will run away!!


I use raised beds for gardening, and when I filled one with fresh potting soil, some critter got into it and dug up everything, plus emptying some smaller containers, three nights in a row. I'm not entirely sure what critter, cat or raccoon, was doing it but I solved the problem with forks. I bought a box of 100 "everyday" plastic forks and planted them tines up in the dirt. What ever was digging dug just a tiny bit of dirt out of one container, the stopped, and I had no more damage when I added even more new raised beds and containers. So, I consider forks an effective "organic" cat deterrent.


Nice one, I should give that try. But rather than spray it, I might soak a piece of cloth in it: We have a new kitten (Well, we've had him five months, he's about seven months old and he's huge!) and he gets up on the table and cupboard tops where there are ornaments and photos.


Years ago, a friend of mine had a problem with neighbourhood cats peeing and pooing in his garden. His solution was to pee into a squirty bottle and add tabasco sauce. It worked. We used to wonder what went through the cat's mind when it sniffed the stuff: "Hmmm, pee, what animal?" *sniff* *sniff* "Holy sh!t! I'm outta here!"


Unlike your version, I doubt you could have used it on the furniture, let alone indoors.


Original article and pictures take http://www.instructables.com/id/Friendly-but-Effective-Cat-Repellent/ site


суббота, 25 марта 2017 г.

Friday Favorites - Carlsbad Cravings

Friday Favorites - Carlsbad Cravings
Friday Favorites - Carlsbad Cravings

DIY-suculent-tableW

Favorite Summer Refreshment: This Tropical Fruit Smoothie is waiting to transport us to paradise. I’m ready.


Tropical-Fruit-Breakfast-Smoothie.-7

Favorite Indoor Oasis: I am in love with this bathroom!

Cat Spraying No More
I think I could spend all day here.


nature-insideW

Favorite Summer Idea: Campfire cinnamon rolls. I might just have to try these this weekend!


Campfire-cinnamon-rollsW

Favorite Decorating Idea: How easy is it to submerge flowers in water to create a dynamic centerpiece? Love!


submerged-flowers

Favorite Creative Solution: Love these barn doors as closet doors! Never thought I’d say closet doors were beautiful!


Closet-doorsW

Favorite Friday Flashback: Skinny Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta! I posted this my second week of blogging and it is still a family favorite! Simple, easy, cheesy and delicious – and did I mention it has bacon!!!


Cheesy-Bacon-Ranch-Chicken-Pasta-(Skinny!)-main3

Favorite “Ahhhhhh!”: This French bulldog puppy has captured my hear. Before we got Kiwi (our French bulldog), I didn’t want another dog because we had to find a new home for our last dog who traumatically attacked two other dogs within weeks of each other. So for months, Patrick would change my screensaver to a different French Bulldog picture. Heart melted.


French-Bulldog-PuppyW

Favorite Summer Hangout: I could definitely get used to lounging by this fire pit swing. Where’s my stack of books?!


fire pit swign set

Favorite 4th of July Photo: Gorgeous! I found this photo by Elizabeth Panko and had to add the text because its perfect for today!


american-flag-sky-CarlsbadCravings

God bless America! Have a very Happy 4th of July weekend!


Hugs!


Jen


Never miss an original craving creation! Follow me – pinterest, instagram, facebook, G+


Original article and pictures take http://www.carlsbadcravings.com/fridayfavorites2/ site


четверг, 23 марта 2017 г.

Free Download - Pure Sweet Joy

Printable Minecraft blocks // Free Download - Pure Sweet Joy
Printable Minecraft blocks // Free Download - Pure Sweet Joy

Minecraft block free download Minecraft blocks free download

The PDF download contains 6 Minecraft block printable templates:


– Creeper

– Grass

– Dirt

– Stone

– Iron Ore

– Gold Ore


PDF originally sized as A4 for each block, but is fully scalable to any size. At original A4 size, with borderless printing the blocks will be 7cm x 7cm. If the printer adds a border blocks will be slightly less than 7cm x 7cm.


Free Minecraft block printable and download

I’d love to see pictures of what you do with them!


Cat Spraying No More

These Minecraft blocks are available fro personal use only and may not be use for commercial use.


Disclaimer: These are not official Minecraft products and are simply available as free cool stuff for fans to use. They comply with the Terms and Brand Guidelines set by the designers.


Original article and pictures take http://www.puresweetjoy.com/printable-minecraft-blocks-free-download/ site


среда, 22 марта 2017 г.

Five Fabulous Family Games you can play in Fifteen Minutes. - Anna Rosenblum Palmer

Five Fabulous Family Games you can play in Fifteen Minutes. - Anna Rosenblum Palmer
Five Fabulous Family Games you can play in Fifteen Minutes. - Anna Rosenblum Palmer

We own this. But it is not what we play with the kids. Yet.
We own this. But it is not what we play with the kids. Yet.

Every Wednesday we sit down for family game night. If you are like me the very phrase causes you to break out in a cold sweat. It will start out all fun and, well, games. It will inevitable evolve into catatonic boredom or shrieking accusations of cheating. If we are lucky it can be both of the above. Happily we are finally past the life stage where we play the game of Life, that endless game with no strategy.


We are not yet ready for full on gambling although we have begun the process of teaching the boys Texas Hold ’em. It’s math people. It’s good for them.


We have hit on a winning formula for game night. The games we play are short (ish), include some strategy but enough luck so winners and losers get spread out, and often make us laugh until we pee. Or I pee. Instead of slogging though Monopoly (just buy everything you land on) why don’t you benefit from our research and play one of this games that can be finished in fifteen minutes or less.


  1. screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-9-49-19-am

Apples to Apples Junior – The Game of Crazy Combinations

This is the PG version of Cards Against Humanity. (A must have super adult party game). A green descriptive card FLOPPY is the prompt to select a red topic card. The literal amongst us might choose “bunny, or hat.” Someone else might choose “cheerleaders.” Yet another one will choose “your balls.” The judge gets to decide the winner. Guess what wins in our house? The box tells us it is a thirty minute play time, but you can easily make it faster (or slower but who would

Cat Spraying No More
do that) by decreasing (or increasing) the number of green cards that it takes to win. As a bonus you can use the green cards as a fun description of the player. Oliver might be “floppy, cheap, kind, and smart.” And apples to apples would be right. Again. PS. The “your balls” card isn’t stocked in the apples to apples junior box. We use sharpies to add custom cards at the beginning of each game. Teacher’s names and private body parts seem to make things more fun. As long as they aren’t combined.


2. Exploding Kittens.


screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-10-00-28-am

First off this game taught us that tacocat spelled backwards is tacocat. That should be enough of a recommendation right there. (Says Anna who loves a palindrome.) Imagine a game of uno where you can laugh at, well, exploding kittens. And target your brother for a virtual blow up. And possibly miscount the cards and blow yourself up. How funny would that be? At least to your brother… We play this half of the time. One round takes five minutes. So we play three or four times and pretty much everyone gets to win. (Hint…hold all of your special cards to the end for one very satisfying mega play.)


3. Golf, a game with regular cards.


this is NOT posed. I was so excited to get four sixes that Leo documented the day.
this is NOT posed.

Another regular game for Wednesday nights is golf. It’s a simple card game where you try to get the lowest score. In fact it is so simple that we added a twist. Sort of like shooting the moon in hearts (you all know hearts obviously) we offer ourselves -20 points for collecting 4 of a kind. It’s a risk really, and we want to encourage risk taking. If you want to play it safe you can always go for low cards like Aces and twos…but I don’t really do that. In the photo you can see the thrill I felt at getting 4 sixes. The best part was how much my boys were rooting for me. Waiting with baited breathe at each draw and discard. Hoping they could help make it happen. When I got the fourth six they erupted in cheers. It was our own private superbowl…and I expect they are working on my ring right now.


4. Masterpiece.


screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-10-16-10-am

This one is a little less cost effective. I found mine for $5 at a yard sale. Actually a friend found it and I helped her out by taking it away and buying it herself. Amazon sells it for $70 freaking dollars. Click if you dare. I know they pop up on eBay now and then. Maybe set a search? In any case this is the game of my childhood where high quality (for 1980) images from the Chicago Art Museum (which makes Ferris Beuller even more fun to watch with your kids once they feel like art experts) are included in post card form. Each player pairs a painting with a price (1,000,000 to forgery- they haven’t been watching Sotheby’s results lately) and auctions them off. If you are playing with someone like Leo you may or may not have to collect the art pieces from around the house where he displays them like a curator of his own gallery. It’s not as funny as blowing up kittens but there is a combo of culture and vulture that is unmatched. Plus you can quit whenever you want and the game is magically finished. (Just stop bidding at 350k and math is with you.)


5. Risk.


screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-10-34-10-am

This one is a bit of a fudge because never in the history of the globe has Risk been finished in 15 minutes. But there are times when I miss game night and the family patience factor is increaser by, well, a factor. So world domination is the name of the game. As a bonus the boys have learned a bit of Geography. And the little risk pieces can always march in miniature armies around the house, colonizing Asian art as well as Asia.


So there they are. The games that have taken game night from barely tolerable to totally terrific. I hope you enjoy them.


Do you have any to add to the list?


Anna Rosenblum Palmer is a freelance writer based in Denver, CO. She writes about sex, parenting, cat pee, bi-polar disorder and the NFL; all things inextricably intertwined with her mental health. In her free time she teaches her boys creative swear words, seeks the last missing puzzle piece and thinks deeply about how she is not exercising. Her writing can be found on Babble, Parent.co, Great Moments in Parenting, Ravishly, Good Men Project, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Playpen, Crazy Good Parent, and YourTango. She also does a fair amount of navel gazing on her own blog at annarosenblumpalmer.com.


Original article and pictures take http://annarosenblumpalmer.com/five-fabulous-family-games-can-play-fifteen-minutes/ site