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Tomorrow!

Hi everybody! Remember a few days ago when I teased you about a project I have been working on for 32 hours just on the seat? Well, I finally finished it! I will show it to you tomorrow. Suns almost gone…so I won’t be able to take a good photo till tomorrow. If you remember, this is for a big Challenge I’m in. I can’t tell you until I post it on their site first.

Wishing you all a beautiful Sunday evening…Goodnight!

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One Lovely Blog Award

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This is such a honor…thank you so much Feisty Frog over at: https://deweyhop.wordpress.com/ for this wonderful nomination.

I love creating DIY projects. I am happily retired and spend most of my days creating. I love crafts, up cycles and re purposing. Since I started this blog in late August of last year, I have read so many interesting articles.There are truly so many outstanding bloggers out there. I love following them on their travels, trying their yummy recipes, reading their awesome articles with my morning coffee, and other DIY ers out there creating their treasures. So thank you everyone out there for makiong my days even more enjoyable!

The Rules for this award are as follows:

  1.  Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  2.  Post about the award. Share 7 facts about yourself
  3.  Nominate, AT MOST, 15 people
  4. Tell your nominees the good news!

My Nominations are:

  1. Samantha at: http://samanthamurdochblog.wordpress.com/
  2. Pat at: http://www.alldayieat.com/
  3.  Patricia at: http://patriciasplace.me/
  4. utesmile at: http://utesmile.wordpress.com/
  5.  Paul Militaru at: http://photopaulm.com/
  6. Dominique at: https://jacquemardcollections.wordpress.com/
  7.  Kasia at: https://thecraftymummyblog.wordpress.com/
  8. Peggy at: http://leggypeggy.com/
  9. Zbyszek at : http://zbigniew123.wordpress.com/
  10. Raili at: http://soulgifts.wordpress.com/
  11.  Yinglan at: http://yzhengblog.wordpress.com/
  12.  Phoebe Chi at: http://www.phoebemd.com/
  13.  Kori at: http://ramblingkori.wordpress.com/
  14.  http://www.greeneyecrafts.com/
  15. Lathi at:  \\http://cookwithsmileblog.wordpress.com/

There are so many wonderful people out there who deserve recognition. I wish I could nominate all of you. If you don’t want to accept the nomination…it’s fine!

Thank you so much again Feisty Frog for nominating me!

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Blogger Recognition Award

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I want to thank Green Eye Crafts  over at http://www.greeneyecrafts.com/ for nominating me for this award! Thank you so much, it made my day! She really knows how to sew beautiful clothing…check out her blog..

RULES

1. THANK THE BLOGGER WHO NOMINATED YOU AND PROVIDE A LINK TO THEIR BLOG.

2. WRITE A POST TO SHOW YOUR AWARD.

3. GIVE A BRIEF STORY OF HOW YOUR BLOG STARTED.

4. GIVE TWO PIECES OF ADVICE TO NEW BLOGGERS.

5. SELECT 15 OTHER BLOGGERS YOU WANT TO GIVE THIS ADWARD TO.

6. COMMENT ON EACH BLOG AND LET THEM KNOW YOU HAVE NOMINATED THEM & PROVIDE THE LINK TO THE POST YOU CREATED.

I started my blog  back Aug.28, 2016. I have had so much fun ever since.My favorite passions are up cycling,and re purposing. I love turning them into beautiful treasures, and then sharing my projects with everyone.Besides the ‘trash to treasure’ projects I do, I also have a love for the dollar stores! Those stores are filled with so many ideas and supplies that help me create easy and fun crafts with you!

I’m pretty new at this but my suggestion to new bloggers is to write about their passion. Fill the pages with your heart. Check out the ‘Reader’ to see who shares your passion, and follow them!

Before I had not accepted  these awards because It was too hard to chose my nominees. There are so many creative people out there.

My Nominees:

  1.  tierneycreates at : https://tierneycreates.com Wonderful Quilts
  2. PaperPuff – http://paperfluff.wordpress.com/  Beautiful Cards
  3. Dolly at: http://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/ Yummy food
  4.  Divya at: http://www.divyadeepakrao.com/  Travel, Recipes
  5. Pirate Patty athttp://piratepatty.wordpress.com/ Books, Books, Books
  6.  Jodi at: https://lifeinbetween.me/  A bit of everything
  7.  Plodder at :http://plodderr.wordpress.com/  Hacks for your life
  8.  Feisty frog at: https://deweyhop.wordpress.com/  Books
  9.   Buffalo Tom at: https://buffalotompeabodyblog2.wordpress.com/  Giggles with coffee
  10.  Ushasree at: http://creativecraftsdiy.wordpress.com/ Wonderful diy
  11.  Miriam at: http://theshowersofblessing.wordpress.com/   Such a beautiful woman
  12. Renxkyoko Iglesias at: http://megaworthit.wordpress.com/
  13. Mo at: http://www.devisecreatecon Travel, Recipes, and More
  14.  The Fancy Elephant Life at: https://thefancyelephantlife.com/ Creative Crafts
  15.  Crystal at: https://thebippityboppitybusinessofbeingmom.com/

This was very hard to do. I love everyone’s stories, diy, recipes, and travel. Thank you!

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Painting Mishaps Updated

Okay, I have mentioned to you I cannot paint. So many of you out there do such amazing work, I so envy you 😉  Well, some of you try to build my confidence and tell me to practice, or you don’t believe me….So to the ones out there that don’t believe me, and asked to see my failed paintings…here they are…but please don’t laugh…

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I tried again..

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This one I just abandoned…..ugh! So or all of you that say practice….I am! .I just can’t seem to get it right…I wish I could capture what’s in my head

Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful suggestions. I am going to put a phrase on the second one.

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Going Bananas

A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas.  He said the expression “going bananas” is from the effects of bananas on the brain.  Read on:
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Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!! 

This is interesting..
 
After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.
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Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose & glucose combined with fiber.  A banana gives an instant, sustained & substantial boost of energy. 

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout.  No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes. 

But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit.  It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses & conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
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Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana.  This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood & generally make you feel happier. 

PMS: Forget the pills – eat a banana.  The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood. 

Anemia : High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood & so helps in cases of anemia. 

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure.  So much so, the US Food & Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure & stroke.
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Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, & lunch in a bid to boost their brain power.  Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert. 

Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives. 

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey.  The banana calms the stomach &, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes & re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
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Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up & avoid morning sickness. 

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin.  Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling & irritation. 

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system. 

 
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Overweight & at work?  Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate & chips.  Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs.  The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture & smoothness.  It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases.  It also neutralizes over-acidity & reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach. 

Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a “cooling” fruit that can lower both the physical & emotional temperature of expectant mothers.  In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan. 

Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking.  The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium & magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal. 

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain & regulates your body’s water balance.  When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels.  These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack. 

Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%! 

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin & place it on the wart, with the yellow side out.  Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!
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So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A & iron, & twice the other vitamins & minerals.  It is also rich in potassium & is one of the best value foods around.  So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, “A banana a day keeps the doctor away!” 
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Not a Word Was Said

The photos are precious, but what is said at the end is exceptional!

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There comes a time in  your life, when you walk away 
from all the drama and people who create  it
You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. 
Forget the bad, and focus on the good
Love the people who treat  you right 
And pray for the ones who don’t   
Life is too short to be anything but happy
Falling down is a part of  life
getting back up is living