Cooking with Copper Cookware is Eco-Friendly

Friday, November 27, 2009

There are many benefits to using copper cookware. Copper is the most environmentally friendly cookware for more than one reason. First, it takes very little heat to turn copper in its original state into a pan, because copper is already a natural product. Second, it requires less energy to cook with copper cookware.

Ruffoni Cookware offers beautiful copper cookware that looks elegant in any kitchen. Once you cook with copper cookware for the first time, you're unlikely to go back to anything else. It's no wonder why all great chefs have a few pieces of copper cookware in their collection.

If you're new to cooking with copper, try these suggestions for your first few recipes; Practice simple recipes at first to get used to the difference in heat, Always start your copper pans on low heat, Never add salt to an empty pan or non-boiling water, and Wash in hot soapy water and immediately. When you're ready to add to your copper cookware collection, visit the Ruffoni website to find great deals and free shipping.

Are Ladybugs Poisonous?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Are ladybugs poisonous? What do they eat? How long do they live? Why are there ladybugs in my house?

I discovered the answers to these questions when my daughter panicked because there was a ladybug on her window. She was positive that it would bite her, and one of her friends told her that they are poisonous. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions about ladybugs.

Q. What do ladybugs eat?
A. Ladybugs eat Aphids. Aphids are soft bodied insects that suck the juices out of plants. If you have roses in your garden, you have seen aphids. Aphids also come in a variety of colors and not all ladybugs like all the "flavors" of aphids. Ladybugs will also feed on scale insects and plant mites.

Q. Are ladybugs poisonous?
A. No. Ladybugs are not poisonous to humans. However, they can have toxic effects on some animals. Ladybugs have a foul odor which deters some predators from eating them and their bright colors also help as a deterrent. In nature, red and orange, are warning colors that indicate to another animal or insect that the potential "lunch item" might not be a good choice.

Q. What are the life cycle stages of a ladybug?
A. Egg, Larva, Pupa, and Adult. The first three stages vary from 7-21 days each depending on the weather, and food supplies. The adult stage lasts between 3-9 months depending on weather, length of hibernation, food supplies and, of course, predators.

Q. Why do ladybugs come into my house in the winter time?
A. Ladybugs are attracted to the light colored houses. Especially, homes that have a clear southwestern sun exposure. Older homes tend to experience more problem with aggregations due to lack of adequate insulation. The ladybugs come in through small cracks around windows, door ways and under clap boards. They want to hibernate in a warm, comfortable spot over the cold months of winter. Ladybugs gather in groups when they hibernate, so if you see one, you can be sure more will follow. The best way to keep them out is to repair damaged clap boards, window and door trim and to caulk small cracks.

Q. Do the spots tell you how old they are?
A. No. Different ladybugs have different numbers of spots. Some have no spots while some have as many as twenty four. Ladybugs generally complete their life cycle within one year. The spots are with them all their life. They don't get more spots as they get older, nor do they lose spots.

Organic Baby Gifts & More

I've been searching for a baby gift for a friend, and I found a great website that I wanted to share with everyone. It's called Baby Basket & Beyond, and they have the greatest baby gifts. They have baby baskets specifically designed for boys and girls, or neutral colors for those who wish to buy their gift before the baby arrives.

I try to buy organic whenever possible, and they have the cutest eco-friendly plush toys that are made from all natural cotton and vegetable dyes. There are also organic washclothes and hooded towels. Organic baby gifts are perfect for infants with sensitive skin or anyone who prefers natural products.

If you are looking for a single baby item, you can choose from gifts such as an organic swaddle wrap, stuffed animal, teether, pillow, or video baby monitor. If you know someone who is having a baby or planning a baby shower, tell them about the gift registry at Baby Basket & Beyond, so others will know exactly what the baby needs. It's so much fun to shop for babies. Every time I go baby shopping, I think about how great it would be to have one more!

I Feel the Need for Speed

Ferrari is a name that is universally known for luxury and sophistication. During a scene in of my favorite movies, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a Ferrari is launched out the window of the garage and sent plunging to the ground. You can't help but cringe when you think of this classic car crashing to it's death. Fortunately, most people realize the rare beauty of this car and treat their own car with tender loving care. The Ferrari Stables emblem appeared for the first time in 1929 on all company publications, signage and official papers,
but not on the cars. The first Ferrari to sport the trademark on its bonnet was a 125 driven by Franco Cortese on May 11, 1947, the
Maranello company's racing debut, on the Piacenza circuit.

The Hyundai Genesis is a sporty rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan that takes the top position in Hyundai's lineup. Hyundai has traditionally been recognized as a maker of affordable compact cars and hatchbacks, however, recent designs rival those of other luxury vehicles.

Mazda strives to perfect the driving experience by offering exciting cars that are fun to drive. Their designs are inviting to drive and safety features help prevent accidents. Once you get behind the wheel of a Mazda, you may just want to go wherever the road takes you!

When you need the latest information, specifications, and reviews of a specific make or model, Wiki Cars provides all the information you need. They offer detailed information including; engine, transmission, wheelbase, length, width, height, and curb weight. This enables you to make an informed decision before you make a purchase. While it's difficult to resist the temptation to see what these cars can really do out on the open road, be sure to drive safe so you'll be around to enjoy your car for many years to come.

Work or Play Hard With the Resolve Jacket From The North Face

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The North Face has created a jacket that will keep you dry in the worst weather. Their Resolve Jacket allows room for layers without much bulk. It is mesh-lined and breathable to keep you comfortable. It's designed with HyVent, their own proprietary fabric, has a standard fit, and is true to size. The hem cinchcord is an additional feature to keep you dry as well as the adjustable hood that stows in the collar. The fleece-lined collar feels soft against your skin.

Watch the brief video from Webtogs to see all the features of this jacket. Customers consistently give the Resolve Jacket 5 out of 5 stars. This superior quality jacket allows you to stay dry and work or play as long as you like, even when the weather isn't willing to cooperate.

This jacket is available in men's, women's and children's sizes. It also comes in a variety of colors, which is important when you want to look good while your staying warm and dry. This jacket is so comfortable that you'll want to wear it everyday whether it's raining or not! It's also reasonably priced, so you can buy one for everyone in your family. Don't let inclement weather ruin your plans. Be prepared with the Resolve Jacket from The North Face.

Waterproof, breathable, seam sealed
Two hand pockets
Standard fit
Brushed collar lining
Hem cinchcord
Mesh-lined, waterproof, breathable, seam-sealed jacket equipped for hard play in the worst weather
Adjustable hood stows in collar
Center-front zip and Velcro® closure
lining: Mesh knit
[FABRIC] body: 70D 3.1 oz/yd2 nylon ripstop HyVent™ 2L
[CB] 29"$[avg weight] 17.6 oz (500 g)

Read what satisfied customers had to say:

Exactly what I was looking for.
Bought it as a present for my boyfriend and he loves it. It's perfect.

Husband loved it
Bought this jacket for my husband for his birthday a couple of weeks ago. He has worn it almost every day since and loves it.

It Passed the Test!
The day after I got the jacket, I wore it to an event I had to walk to. Rain was forecast, and rain it did---big time! While my pants and shoes were soaked, my top half was completely dry. The jacket with its very useable hood---even in the wind---worked great. It's definitely a keeper!

I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane

I've been working hard lately, and I think I've earned a vacation! A friend of mine lives in Myrtle Beach, so this is the perfect opportunity for my children to see the ocean. I'd like to find a resort in Myrtle Beach, even though my friend said that we could stay with her. I like to spread out and relax at night, so I think we'd all sleep better if we stayed in our own place.

There's a beautiful Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotel called the Grande Shores Resort. We could wake up in the morning and go straight to the beach. I've tried to decribe it to my girls, but that's nothing compared to experiencing the sights, smells, and sounds of the ocean. It's exciting for me too, because I haven't been to the ocean in almost 20 years.

Take advantage of the luxuries of a Myrtle Beach Resort, and treat yourself to a well-deserved vacation. So many people return to Myrtle Beach every year, because there's something for everyone. My girls and I can't wait to go to the amusement parks, and my husband is excited about seeing one of the live stage shows. Now, the only thing left to decide is what to do first!

You May Qualify For Compensation Due to Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Replacement

If you are experiencing issues on Zimmer durom cup, hip replacement surgery, call today to speak to an experienced medical product liability attorney. Your case will be reviewed to determine if there are sufficient grounds to represent you in pursuing a lawsuit against Zimmer.

There are two types of Zimmer durom cup types, but it is the the Zimmer durom hip cup, head, and neck adapter which was the subject of sales suspension by Zimmer, Inc. Other Zimmer resurfacing systems were not sold in the United States, and therefor, not not relevant to failed Zimmer Durom hip replacement cups in the United States. Your case will be investigated including obtaining orthopedic surgical records which display the product and lot numbers of the components used in surgery.

If you're experiencing complications due to durom cup hip replacement, you must find out if you have signed a release of liabily that would give away your rights to be compenstated for any injuries due to Zimmer products. Speak to an attorney who is experienced in medical product liability, and fight for your rights to a fair settlement.

More Channels for Less Money With Satellite TV

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It's a pleasure doing business with a company that you can depend on. I've had Direct TV Satellite for over 9 years, and have always received excellent service. They advertise the lowest prices and best packages, and remain true to their word. Several times over the years, I have called to ask them about advertised specials from their competitor, and they have always matched or beat any other deal.

Anytime I've had a question, I have always been taken care of by a friendly Direct TV representative who answers all of my questions without trying to up sell a more expensive package. This is important to me, and I appreciate the fact that they don't use high-pressure sales tactics.

Satellite Directv offers a better variety of programming than cable. My mom pays more per month and receives fewer channels. I'll call her to tell her about a good movie that will be showing, but many times, that channel isn't available on her cable package. Satellite TV is perfect for my entire family. My children love the variety of kid's channels, while I prefer comedy movies, and my husband watches sci-fi and documentaries. We spend a lot of time together as a family, but it's also nice to enjoy a little quiet time with the shows that we like to watch!

Salvador Dali

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989) was a Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres.

Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire includes film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to a self-styled "Arab lineage," claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors.

Dalí was highly imaginative, and also had an affinity for partaking in unusual and grandiose behavior, in order to draw attention to himself. This sometimes irked those who loved his art as much as it annoyed his critics, since his eccentric manner sometimes drew more public attention than his artwork.

Baby Proofing Your Home Involves Every Room in the House

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, and realistically, you can't be with your children every second, so take the necessary precautions to ensure that they aren't at risk of injuries that could have easily been prevented. Baby gates are a simple way to protect children from stairs or to block off a room when you need to keep them near you. Electrical outlets should also be covered to prevent children from inserting objects or their fingers.

There are many household appliances such as the stove which are dangerous if not protected. Covering the dials on your stove using protective covers is a simple way to prevent a house fire or burn injuries. For some reason, children are fascinated with the toilet, so be sure to use a toilet lock to keep little hands out of the water.

KidSafe is a great website that lets you find exactly what you're looking for by brand or product. Children also love to look in drawers, and many drawers could come all the way out or pull the dresser over. This can be easily prevented by installing a drawer latch. Children love moving parts, so protect them from opening and climbing out of a window by using a window guard. Kids have a way of finding things to get into that you might not think of, so it helps to get down on their level and see what you can do to protect your little ones!

Place Your Bets

I found a website with the greatest idea for a party. If you want to enjoy the fun of classic casino games without losing your children's inheritance, why not host a casino party! There's a company called Casino Party Planners that provides everything you need to host the greatest party ever, including professionally trained staff to entertain your guests.

All of the casino party rentals will provide an unforgettable party experience. Guests will be given a pre-determined amount of chips or funny money that will be exchanged for game chips at the game of their choice. To add to the excitement of winning, guests can trade in their winnings for prizes at the end of the party.

If you want to rent casino equipment such as a blackjack, craps, or roulette table, you can choose exactly what you're looking for. This is a great way for everyone in the family to enjoy the excitement of casino night for any occasion. Why wait for a special occasion when this sounds like so much fun!

True Happiness

Friday, November 20, 2009

True Happiness

True happiness may be sought,
caught, or thought,
But never bought.

Happiness is the result of being
too busy to be unhappy.

No one can define happiness.
You have to be unhappy to
understand it.

Happiness does not come from
what you have.
But what you are.

Happiness is where you find it
and seldom where you seek it.

Happiness is home brewed.

The surest path to happiness
is in losing yourself in a cause
greater than yourself.

The place to be happy is here,
the time to be happy is now,
the way to be happy is to
make others so.

~Author Unknown

Myrtle Beach: Where Your Dreams Become Reality

Over 13 million visitors each year enjoy the relaxation of the ocean as well as some of the most luxurious Myrtle Beach Resorts. Visitors return year after year because there's something for everyone. Children and adults enjoy the amusement parks, and couples can take a romantic stroll on the beach. For those who wish to challenge themselves on the golf course, Myrtle Beach is the place to be!

If you're interested in an Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Resort, you could be among the first guests to enjoy the Avista Resort. Their goal is to offer you a new level of vacation living. Your stress and worries will be a thing of the past! The contemporary architecture is designed to create an atmosphere of relaxation that melts your troubles away.

Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Resorts are conveniently located near the action while offering an environment of peace and relaxation. When you select the Avista Resort as your Myrtle Beach Resort, you won't be disappointed. Your family will be able to make the most of their vacation when everyone enjoys a restful night of sleep. Remember to wear sunscreen, and enjoy your vacation!

Online Coupons on the Products You Want

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I found a great site that I wanted to tell everyone about to help you save money. is a website that lets you find coupons on products that you need. You no longer need to worry about searching the paper only to find coupons on products that you don't need, or coupons that require more than one item to be purchased in order to save a few cents. displays coupon codes that you enter during checkout on online purchases.

One of my favorite stores is Joann Fabrics. I live far from the nearest location, so I do quite a bit of shopping online. They offer great online deals, so I can shop more often! I'm still trying to convince my husband that I can't pass up these great deals! He's actually admitted that some of the fabrics are kind of cute!

One of my husband's favorite stores is Cabela's, and sometimes it's a good thing when he orders from them, because then I can order more fabric and he doesn't say anything! We both like to shoot archery, and our kids have their own bows, so it's a fun family activity. We have our own archery range in our yard, and my youngest daughter shot her first bullseye.

Check out to find the best deal on products you really want!

Don't Panic, Bees are More Afraid of You

My children are getting older, and I think they need a little more exposure to the outdoor life. We've lived in the country for their entire lives, but so far, they're more of the indoor type. They're more interesting in fashion than playing outside. I must have the only children that have to be told to go outside and play on a beautiful day. My youngest daughter won't go outside if she sees a bee. My older daughter doesn't like to go outside if it's windy because it might mess up her hair. They're definitely "girly" girls! I found the most adorable picnic backpack that may help me get them to go outside. It's so cute, they won't be able to resist.

I've tried to take them outside in our yard, set up a blanket, and have a picnic on the patio. Everything goes well for a few minutes, but the first sign of a bug and they're out of there! Maybe, if they help pack their own picnic baskets and we sit at a picnic table instead of the ground, they'll be willing to give it another try. We tried to go to park and have a picnic there, but the geese insisted that we share our food. Geese can get a little pushy, so my girls don't want to bring food there again. My mom tells them to toughen up a little, but they think they're tough enough!

If I can't get the girls to go on a picnic with me, maybe they can play at a friend's house and my husband and I can enjoy some time to ourselves. Some of our friends have offered to watch the girls so we can have a "date night". We've been married for over 12 years, and I don't think we've ever gone on a picnic. It always seems so romantic in the movies. Maybe, we could pack a picnic basket with a bottle of wine and cheese. I can't remember the last time we had an afternoon to ourselves! One way or another, I'll be enjoying the outdoors before the cold weather arrives, whether it's with my children, my husband, or all of us together!

Myrtle Beach, Here I Come!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I've already had enough of the cold weather, and I'm ready for a vacation. I live about as far from the ocean as you can get, so I would love to take my children to the beach. We have a few lakes near our home, but it's nothing compared to smelling the ocean air, and enjoying the sounds of the ocean. I have a friend who lives in Myrtle Beach, so that would be the perfect chance to see an old friend and enjoy some time away. I prefer to have my own place to relax at night, so I've been looking into some of the Myrtle Beach accommodations. I found a beautiful resort called The Horizon at 77th.

My criteria for the perfect resort is one that offers relaxation, comfort, quality, and is conveniently located. I know, I don't want much, do I! Well, the Horizon at 77th offers all of these features, so I think it will be the perfect choice. When you're trying to plan your vacation around the entire family's interests, it's important to select the Myrtle Beach Accommodation that will be near the activities that your family has planned.

If you want a Myrtle Beach Hotel with your own private balcony and indoor and outdoor pools, this is the place to be. I want my children to have fun, and we all want a little room to spread out at night, so it will be nice to stay in a suite. You can't enjoy your vacation if you don't sleep well at night, so take the time to check out The Horizon at 77th. Your family with thank you!

Sam's Club Delivers Guaranteed Premium Quality Roses

Sam's Club is known for their great prices on a wide range of products including everything from groceries to electronics. Are you also aware of the beautiful roses that are available for shipping. Flowers are shipped "dry", so make sure someone is available to receive the delivery and immediately cut 1/2 inch off the end of the stems and place in flower food and tap water.

Multi color roses are available in groups of 75 or 100 stems. Color combinations include; red/yellow, lavender/white, green/white, pink/white, pink/bi color white. These are true Farm Direct Premium Ecuadorian Roses. They are packaged when your order is ready to ship, and will arrive by Express to ensure quality.

Several individual colors are available including, red roses, pink roses, yellow roses, and white roses. Sam's Club guarantees the quality of their flowers, and offers a refund if they do not arrive in satisfactory condition. Orders take about 10 days to process, but it is recommended that you place your order from 10-45 days in advance to ensure that the color you need is available.

Get the Best Seat in the House

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Order tickets to your favorite sporting event online or by phone when you visit For instance, if you're interested in Chicago Blackhawks tickets, you can view their schedule, and purchase tickets that will be delivered by FedEx. A seating chart is available for most events, so you can see where you'll be sitting when you order your tickets.

If hockey is your game and you'd like to go to a Pittsburgh Penguins game, you can order Mellon Arena tickets online or by phone to ensure that you get the best seats available. The Mellon Arena seats 16,958 for ice hockey, standing room only of 17,132, with 56 luxury suites and 1,696 club seats. The stadium was originally designed to host the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.

A Cheap Seat is an independent ticket broker, and is not affiliated with any team or sponsor. They strive to provide the most accurate schedule of events and work to get the best deal on tickets, so if you're interested in Penn State Football tickets, you'll be able to view seats in your price range and get the best deal available. You'll receive a conformation e-mail of your order within 24hours, and a FedEx tracking number to monitor your shipment. Enjoy the Game!

Put Your Business on the Map

Your business may have a great product, and you may offer the best service, but if customers aren't aware of your company, how is your business supposed to grow? Don't let other businesses take your customers. Add your business listing to the directory on In major cities such as Miami, FL., there may be many other businesses competing for the same customers, so take advantage of this opportunity to get an edge on the competition.

If you're traveling out of town and want to know where the best restaurants are located, just type in the location, such as Pittsburgh, PA., and find the address and phone number of the business of your choice. You may also expand your search to surrounding cities and related business information.

For your convenience, search options are divided into two categories including popular cities, such as Charlotte, NC., or you may select the type of business that you're interested in such as restaurants, auto repair, or perhaps a day spa. This service is ideal for business owners and consumers. There are millions of potential customers out there just waiting to find your business. Don't let this opportunity pass you by.

I Want to be a Ballerina When I Grow Up

Monday, November 16, 2009

At some point in almost every little girl's life, they dream of becoming a ballerina. I still remember trying to stand on my toes, perform a pirouette, and imagine I was wearing a beautiful ballet outfit. Now, I want to do everything I can to help my daughters live their dream, but I have to stay within my budget, so I always do comparison shopping for dance shoes. I enjoy watching them dance when they don't realize anyone is looking, and I can see them dancing in their own mirrors. I guess some things never change!

Participating in dance class is one of the first activities that girls can get involved in to learn motor skills, teamwork, patience, and social interaction. My daughters have been taking dance classes since the age of 3, and it's been incredible to watch them develop their skills and confidence. Recitals are also a great way to get the family together, because grandparents can't resist seeing their grandchildren in their recital costumes.

These days, dance classes include lessons in ballet, tap, and jazz, and they all require different shoes. This can get expensive, so if you want to compare prices and get the best deal, go to They offer free shipping both ways, so if for some reason you're not satisfied, you have 365 days to return your shoes. You can't beat that! You can search for the shoes you're looking for by brand, price, or color. Capezio is one of the most well-known names in dance shoes, but there are many brands available in various price ranges. Dance recitals may require a specific color shoe to match the outfit, so keep this site saved in your "favorites" so you'll remember where to get the shoes you need for your ballerina.

Hammocks: A Modern Twist on an Ancient Design

I love to study the origin of words and objects that we use in our everyday lives, and since I am interested in buying a hammock, I wanted to learn where they originated. The earliest hammocks were woven from the bark of the Hamack tree by the Mayan Indians approximately 1000 years ago. Due to supply and demand, the Sisal plant replaced the bark as the material of choice for the hammock. Cotton is a relatively new fabric for hammocks, and has only been used for the last 50-60 years. Today, hammocks are made from available materials including fabric, rope, and cord.

I found one of the most beautiful fabric hammocks I have ever seen. The picture shows a double hammock that is designed for two adults and can support up to 530 pounds. My husband and I are far below that limit, so I think we'll be alright as long as our children don't get any bright ideas and try to flip us over! Can't you just imagine relaxing in that hammock and enjoying a gentle breeze on a beautiful day.

When you picture a hammock, many people think of the classic rope hammock. These days, they come in a variety of colors, and there's a company called Twin Oaks that produces their rope hammocks using custom formulated olefin rope, which is UV, mold and mildew resistant. They're capable of withstanding the elements, which is great because I'm not exactly reliable when it comes to bringing things in from outside!

There are also many beautiful weave hammocks. They look comfortable, yet firm. They are designed with their own stand, so you can use them anywhere. This is exactly what I need, since we live in the country and have plenty of land, but no trees. Decisions, decisions. If my toughest decision of the day is deciding which hammock to buy, I should consider myself fortunate, and enjoy the beautiful day!

Surviving Mesothelioma With Alernative Medicine

I'm a firm believer in natural remedies and the body's ability to heal itself when given the proper nutrition. Why is it that natural healing methods using nutrients that our body needs are considered "alternative", while pharmecutical medications containing chemicals that are often dangerous are considered "conventional treatments"? I'm thankful for medications as a last resort or in an emergency situation, but I believe in using nutrition to help your body heal itself before running to the pharmacy. The diagnosis of cancer often leaves people with a feeling of hopelessness, and mesothelioma is considered one of the more aggressive forms of cancer.

There is hope, and I found a book that will encourage you and show you how others are surviving, and where to find doctors who can help you. Paul Kraus was diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer in 1997, and is the author of the best selling mesothelioma book called "Surviving Mesothelioma". In his book, he offers practical advice on how he survived so that others will be encouraged to beat the odds.

Mesothelioma prognosis varies according to many different factors. Be sure to find a doctor who is willing discuss all of your available options. This is your life, and you need to make sure that you have all of the available information possible. Don't be afraid to get as many opinions as necessary until you feel comfortable with a particular course of treatment.

Mesothelioma asbestos dangers are well-documented. There are three different types of asbestos with "blue" being considered the most dangerous. Regardless of the cause of mesothelioma, there are treatment options available. Learn how others are surviving, and don't settle for the first treatment options that are given to you without considering all of your options. You need to be your own advocate, and do what's best for you once you have all the facts. Offers Business Listings and Reviews

Sunday, November 15, 2009 is a great site that allows you to find all of the information you'll need when you're traveling to a new city or looking for business information in your own town. Now, you have access to all of the business listings in your local yellowpages in one convenient location. Read reviews from other users, or share your experience and leave a review of your own. You can can also see a list of local favorites.

If you need directions to local restaurants, simply follow the link to view the map, or select the "more info" option to see detailed restaurant information including phone number, address, and reviews. You may also view listings for local events that the whole family will enjoy. This is perfect when you're in a new city or have friends or family in town.

When you need to perform a local search for business information, you'll find everything you need in once place. Businesses are divided into categories which makes it simple to find exactly what you're looking for without having to search through pages of listings in the phone book. contains more detailed information than you would find in a directory, so why spend more time than necessary when everything you need in is one convenient location.

Your Smile Could Brighten Someone's Day!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Today I smiled, and all at once
Things didn’t look so bad
Today I shared with someone else
A bit of hope I had

Today I sang a little song
And felt my heart grow light
And walked a happy little mile
Without a cloud in sight

Today I worked with what I had
And longed for nothing more
And what had seemed like only weeds
Where flowers at my door

Today I loved a little more
And complained a little less
And in the giving of myself
I forgot my weariness

- by B.J. Morbitzer

It's More Affordable Than Ever to Go Back to College

It's never to late to earn your college degree! Even in tough economic times, there are many recession-proof careers. Technical Schools have seen a dramatic increase in attendance due to the cost of education. Many of these schools are offering larger student aid packages, as well as making them available to a greater number of students. If you've dreamed about going back to school, but thought it would be impossible to afford when you're barely making ends meet, now is the time to research the possibility of a student grant.

College Careers that have continued to see increased employment opportunities include positions in the health care and technology fields. The possibilities for career advancement are endless whether you're interested in one of the certificate programs, or completing your educational requirements to earn your master's degree. Schools are doing everything they can to get students back, so take advantage of this buyer's market.

Another concern for many working adults is trying to find time to drive to the nearest campus, possibly having to hire a babysitter, and then hoping you'll make it to school on time with your busy schedule. Online schools have become a popular way to earn your degree from home. These classes may have some campus requirements, but the majority of the work can done from your home. Don't wait any longer. You deserve to be happy and have a career you enjoy.

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Series by Jeff Kinney

Thursday, November 12, 2009

There's a series of books that my children actually read without having to be asked. Diary of a Whimpy Kid tells the story of Greg Heffley, a seventh grader who describes, "The lamest life a 7th grader could live." Judging from the sound of the laughter when my children are reading these books, they're anything but lame. This series combines handwritten text and comic book-style illustrations and was nominated for a Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award in 2008 and 2009. Each book is 217 pages, and as my daughter explains, "Kids will crack-up on every page!"

Treat Yourself to a Healthy Meal

There's an easy way to get your children to eat nutritious vegetables. If you're children aren't interested in fresh or canned vegetables, try grilling them with a little olive oil, and they taste so great, even kids can't resist! We try to eat as healthy as possible at home, but it seems like we're surrounded by junk food everywhere we look. Why is it considered a treat to eat something that has no nutritional value and can actually do harm to your body? A treat should be something that tastes great and is good for you. Grilling vegetables on a Viking Grill is a fun way to have your children take part in preparing the vegetables, and it will help them get excited about eating the food that they made.

Lately, when my kids are watching television, I keep hearing a commercial with the slogan, "Share more than meals at the dinner table." Well, we homeschool our children, and we're together all day, so by the time dinner time arrives, we've had plenty of "togetherness." We don't need to catch up on what we did that day, because we were all there! I do like to have my girls participate in making meals, because I want them to have the independence to be able to prepare their own meals when they're older. They're still not quite old enough to actually use the appliances, but they can help prepare the food and get everything ready for my husband and me to grill on a Viking Grill. They love to tell their friends that they made dinner!

If the taste of the grilled vegetables alone isn't enough to get your children eating healthy, try dipping them in a little ranch dressing. Many salad dressings are made with MSG, so if you're looking for a healthier option, there are many natural dressings available. I've recently been reading some interesting grilled fruit recipes that I can't wait to try. I never realized that you could grill bananas or nectarines. Viking Grills are the ultimate grill for professional chefs and backyard enthusiasts. Their outdoor grills are loaded with the most powerful standard grill burner in the industry, so unless you're Tim Taylor from "Home Improvement", you won't need more power!

If You're Looking For Me, I'll Be in Myrtle Beach

Prince Resort is a beautiful Myrtle Beach Resort located in North Myrtle Beach. This is an ideal location for visitors looking for an oceanfront condo and a serene environment. You select your room size and style, and all condos include television, spacious bathrooms, and full kitchens. If you need assistance in locating family activities or scheduling tee times, the front desk clerk will be happy to assist you.

There are so many luxuries at the Prince Resort, you could enjoy a fabulous vacation without even leaving the Resort. They offer pools, hot tubs, and for your dining pleasure, you could visit their 3500 Ocean Grill while enjoying the beautiful view. This is definitely one of the best Myrtle Beach Resorts you will find.

You're sure to enjoy the Myrtle Beach Accomodations at Prince Resort. You'll be able to relax and enjoy the luxurious funishings after a busy day of golfing, shopping, visiting the amusement parks, or whatever you heart desires. Enjoy your vacations, and memories that will last a lifetime.

If You Want it Done Right, Order 1-800-Flowers Gift Baskets

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My children love fresh baked brownies, so I tried to bake a batch the other day, but it didn't turn out quite as I had planned. I carefully searched the internet for the best recipe, bought everything I need from the store, came home and tried to hurry up and bake them so I could suprise my girls before they got home. Well, hopefully it's the thought that counts, because my brownies didn't turn out well at all. My girls were so sweet, and they tasted one and tried to tell me how good they were. It makes me feel good that they didn't want to hurt my feelings! While searching for another recipe, I came across some beautiful gift baskets, and one of them just happened to be filled with brownies!

I ordered one of the 1800flowers gift baskets, so my girls can enjoy brownies that taste the way they're supposed to taste! They've been working very hard lately with school work and helping around the house, so I think it would be a nice surprise. Many people think about sending gift baskets to friends and relatives, but how often do we think about sending them to our children just to say, "I love you". My girls love to check the mail, because they're always hoping there will be something in it for them. I can't wait to see how excited they are when the delivery truck arrives, and it's for them this time!

Surfing Too Slow Can Impede Traffic

I found a product that I wanted to share that could improve the performance of your computer. It's extremely frustrating to work on a slow computer, and I think I found a solution. The main function of Windows Registry is to store a computer's configuration. Poor PC performance could be caused by installing and uninstalling software. This frequently happens to us, since my children have so many games that we rotate.

Regwork will repair registry issues by deploying a high-performance algorithm and identifying missing and inaccurate references. It does this within minutes, and you can choose to clean all of the errors, or select which invalid or obsolete entries you would like to clean at that particular time.

Visit the RegWork website to try the free registry cleaner today. When it comes to my computer, I understand the basic workings of the system, and that's about as technical as I get. Regwork makes it so simple, that even I can easily use this program to improve the performance of my computer. It only takes a few clicks, and you'll be free from the hassles of system freezes, slow processing, and overall poor performance. You'll never have to spend hundreds of dollars to clean your computer again!

Myrtle Beach...Take Me Away!

A vacation sounds perfect right about now! A friend of mine lives in Myrtle Beach, so this is the perfect opportunity to escape from the cold weather and enjoy the beach. I prefer to have my own place for my family to relax at night, so I'm thinking of staying at one of the Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Resorts. Each resort offers specials and vacation packages, and they're all so beautiful. It's going to be a tough decision!

One of the Myrtle Beach Resorts that I'm looking into is the Grand Shores Resort and Hotel. It has two and three bedroom suites, which would be perfect for my family. It makes it so much more comfortable to have room to spread out. Towers on the Grove is the newest luxury condominium resort. Each unit has it's own private balcony! That would be wonderful for relaxing in the evening.

If you're interested in staying at one of the Beach Resorts Myrtle Beach has to offer, call today! Myrtle Beach is a popular vacation destination, and the best deals go quickly! There's so much to see and do in Myrtle Beach including; world-class golfing, amusement parks, shopping, live theaters and more. It will be a vacation that your family will remember for a lifetime!

ADT: The Leader in Home Security

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Don't wait until something happens before you protect your family and home. Installing a home security system is a simple way to deter theives. No one wants to think that their home may be vulnerable, but it's better to take action now, rather than wishing you would have done something sooner.

I live far away from my parents, and I want to know that they're protected, so we recently had an ADT system intalled in their home. ADT was named "Best Buy" by Consumer Digest, and they've earned a reputation as the leader in home security. I wouldn't trust the security of my family to just anyone! They monitor your home 24/7, and provide uninterrupted service even in times of crisis. They have packages for around $1 per day, and it's definitely money well spent.

They provide a keychain remote that lets you arm and disarm your security system from any room in your home. Over five million homes are protected by ADT, making them the #1 home alarm company in America. Enjoy peace of mind whether you're home or away with the security of an ADT sytem. For a limited time, you will receive a $100 Visa gift card when you sign up.

You Shouldn't Have to Spend a Fortune For a Purebred Puppy

We recently added a new puppy to our family. It took a great deal of persuading on the part of my daughters and myself to convince my husband that another dog would be no problem. We explained to him that it would actually make it easier, because two dogs can play together and keep each other company! I'm not sure how convincing our argument was; he probably gave in because he was tired of hearing us whine!

Our new puppy is a Miniature Australian Shepherd, and she is a great little girl. There is much debate among the Australian Shepherd community as to whether or not the 'Mini Aussies' are actually Australian Shepherds. They are bred from smaller Standard Shepherds, and have been continually bred down while maintaining conformation and herding instincts. They are perfect for smaller homes or apartments, but still require exercise and socialization. If not properly socialized as a puppy, they are reserved around strangers.

Finding a reputable breeder is important, but while I was searching for our new puppy, I was amazed at some of the prices. Some breeders are charging as much as $1,500 for each puppy. It could be more depending on color or sex. They justify this outrageous price by stating that their puppies are registered and have health certificates. But, when you're charging more according to color, you're simply making more money due to supply and demand. Having previously raised Doberman Pinchers, I am fully aware of the expenses involved in raising a healthy litter of puppies, and I'm also aware that it doesn't cost any more money to raise a puppy of a different color! Many breeders also charge more if you want to breed the puppy. Others require you to sign a spay/neuter contract. I can understand that they don't want their puppies going to puppy mills, but if they're going to allow them to be bred if the customer pays more, again this seems to be about making more profit, not the best interest of the puppy.

We purchased our puppy from a wonderful family who had a litter of puppies from their family dogs. The puppies were born and raised in a loving home and given lots of care and attention. We were able to see the parents and environment they came from. There are no guarantees with anything, but we believe our puppy came from a healthy, loving home, so why pay 1,000's of dollars for a family pet, just so we can have papers that state that her distant relative won a competition years ago.

Myrtle Beach Offers the Adventure of a Lifetime

There is so much to see and do in Myrtle Beach, and you can enjoy it all while staying at an Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotel. There are shopping malls and outlet stores where you can buy souvenirs or buy a few outfits, so you don't have to pack as much on your way there! They also have a hammock store, so when you return home, you can lay in your hammock, close your eyes, and imagine that you're still on vacation!

If you're a golfer, this is definitely the place to be. There are over 108 golf courses for players of all skill levels. After a relaxing afternoon on the golf course, you might enjoy dinner and a show at one of their many theaters. See why Legends in Concert is widely considered to be the "Show of all Shows". Since the early 1990's, world-class celebrity impersonators have been impressing audiences with their incredible performances. You'll be close to all the action if you're staying at one of the Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotels.

Myrtle Beach is a popular family vacation destination, so call today to make reservations at a Myrtle Beach Hotel. Many people return year after year, because there's so much to do that you'll want to keep coming back for more. Another reason for the popularity of Myrtle Beach, is that there's something for everyone. Children and adults will enjoy the amusement parks, couples can take a romantic walk on the beach, golfers can choose from some of the most beautiful and challenging courses in America, and shoppers have their choice of malls. What more could you ask for!

You Deserve all the Credit

Monday, November 9, 2009

Are you paying high interest rates because of bad credit? Is your credit score effecting your ability to get a car or home loan? Why pay outrageous interest rates or continue to be turned down for loans because of your credit history, when you can easily repair your credit. Many credit repair services offer to attempt to help you remove negative items, but dsiSolutions guarantees that they will improve your credit history, or they will give you $50.

Millions of people need to improve credit ratings, and now it's even more affordable! If you sign up through the Internet, you can save the normal $30 fee required for requesting a copy of your credit report. If you prefer to call, you can call their toll free number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but you won't receive the $30 discount.

If you need to repair credit problems, but it seems overwhelming, let dsiSolutions do the work for you. They contact creditors and take care of everything, so you don't have to worry about anything! Your days of paying higher interest rates and worrying about negative items on your credit report are over. This is the solution you've been waiting for!

You Kids Get Away From My Mailbox!

Your mailbox may be the first visible sign of your home, so make a good first impression. There are many beautiful designs and styles to match any home or office. If you live in an area where the postman still delivers mail to your door, there are several wall mounted mailboxes to reflect your personal style.

If you've never taken the time to see how many different mail boxes you could choose from, you need to visit and see what you've been missing. Mailboxes are also a great conversation piece, and people may even remember your home as the one with the unique mailbox!

For some reason, it's become a time-honored tradition for teenagers to drive by and smash a mailbox with a bat. I don't know where this tradition came from or why some kids think it's fun to ruin other people's property, but I found a mailbox that is designed to stand up to abuse. It's called a Strong Box, and it's guaranteed to be free of functional damage due to vandals for two years. This does not include damage from gunshots or explosions.

Take this opportunity to make the statement that you want to make about yourself and your home with a beautiful mail box. Select a box with a painting of your favorite animal, or choose from a style that reflects your personality such as a barn, log cabin, treasure chest, or perhaps you prefer a more traditional style for use in your place of business. When you see how much fun it can be to use a unique mailbox, you may never look at mailboxes the same way again!

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Natural Musical Ability Must Have Skipped a Generation

My husband has been teaching martial arts for over twenty-five years, and currently runs an Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Kobukan Karate and Aikido school in our town. One of the things that fascinates children the most in the Dojo is the large gong near the wall. For centuries, meditation gongs have been used to enhance awareness, and certain gongs are used to begin and end a meditation session. The children in his class love to use the mallet to sound the gong that let's everyone know that class is beginning. Some of the little ones tend to get carried away and hit it a little harder than necessary!

While many gongs are designed to be used in meditation, we also have a gong in our home that is designed to make a dramatic crashing sound. It's on my husband's drum set, and it is loud! My girls don't know how to play the drums yet, but they love to try. It's a good idea to wear hearing protection or stand at a distance when they play. He's tried to give them a few lessons, but at this point, I think they're more interested in seeing how much noise they can make. Thankfully, we don't have any neighbors to complain!

I enjoy the peaceful sound created by the gongs on a meditation cd that I listen to in the evening. It's a soft, subtle sound in the background, nothing startling. The cd plays peaceful music from a wooden flute with the sound of a wind gong in the background. I never realized that those relaxation tapes could actually be so effective, but I've found myself falling asleep to them several times.

Whether you're searching for a few moments to meditate in your office during a stressful day, or looking for a sound that will call everyone to attention, you'll find a gong to suit your purpose. Their beauty and traditional appeal are sure to add peace and harmony to any environment. Unless, of course, you're in my home while my children are playing the drums. Then it's every man for himself. You can't say I didn't warn you!

Poker is the Name of the Game at

There are many free tools available to help you improve your online poker game. offers poker tools for a variety of poker games as well as Texas Holdem such as; hand history trimmer, poker odds, bankroll management spreadsheet, and Pokerstars Rakeback calculator.

Their poker odds chart shows basic scenarios, and your approximate odds of being dealt certain cards and making certain hands. They demonstrate pre-flop and flop probabilities as well as Turn and River odds with the odds of winning. These charts open in a new window that can be saved on your desktop, so you can view them while you play.

You can watch free poker videos made by FTR members that demonstrate strategies, tactics, and thought processes. They have commentary from the member and may offer you new ideas or alternate strategies in a given situation. You can read video reviews of other members and sort videos by category to help you find the selection that you're looking for. Best wishes to all of you, and enjoy the game! Compares Travel Prices to Bring You the Best Deal

Sunday, November 8, 2009

You don't have to be rich to take a vacation. I found a website that allows you to compare airline and hotel prices in order to find the best price. There are so many commercials that advertise the lowest prices, but let's you compare prices of all the major companies. I work hard to save for a vacation, and I need to find the cheapest airline tickets.

I also need to find a good deal on a hotel, but I want to make sure it's going to be nice for my family. This site enables you to choose exactly what you're looking for, and even book your flight and hotel together to save money. Why would you pay more than you have to when it's so easy to find cheap flights. If you need your own vehicle while on vacation, or if you prefer driving to flying, you can search for the best deal on car rentals.

When making arrangements, be sure to get all of the information you'll need such as luggage weight restrictions and limits, acceptable carry on contents, and any other specific requirements. If you'll be traveling overseas, make sure that all the necessary paperwork is in order and easily accessible. Airlines may require you to check in within a certain period of time before departure, so please allow yourself enough time on the day of your vacation to arrive at the airport on time and find a parking space. Last, but not least, have a great time on your vacation, and keep an eye on your wallet!

Have a Wonderful Weekend

Friday, November 6, 2009

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