Saturday, April 21, 2018

Captain’s Dream

Guest Blogger Captain the Cat

Over the course of my lifetime I have had several dreams. But at this point in time I have a new dream. I have heard humans refer to something called a bucket list, and this new dream is on my feline bucket list.

Over the years I have watched my pet human opening a large metal box in the kitchen. From this box humans pull many savory items. I have seen chicken and tuna emerge from what my pet refers to as a refrigerator.

I have decided that it is time for me to be able to obtain items from this magical metal container without the assistance of a human. I decided this the other day when I moved to look in this box when the door opened. My human tells me to move. I only wanted to see what was in there.

So I need to know how does a feline open this door. I need assistance from any felines who have accomplished this goal of digging through the refrigerator. Please help me with my dream.

Friday, April 20, 2018

That Purse

Have you ever had a striking reminder that one section of the population doesn’t know how the rest of the world lives. I had the opportunity to go to a vintage designer purse sale. It happens once a year at one of the local stores. I also want you all to keep in mind that I have been thinking of buying a newer vehicle. We’ll get back to that a little later.

I got to the store as I was instructed in the invite. I was second in line. I wanted the freebie that was promised for attending this sale. Other people were in line were as excited as I was. It was an adventure waiting to happen. 

The doors opened and we entered the store. The purses were displayed. There were Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Dior. All of the purses that have been on the pages of Vogue. All of them were sitting in front of us. We could touch these babies. We could see them in person without the aid of a photograph. They were beautiful. They were jumping off the display cases into the arms of individuals. The cashiers were busy scanning those credit cards. I was eating the free breakfast that was provided. And I saw the purse in the picture. It was calling my name. I picked it up. It was pricey. At the moment I saw the price I thought of the truck I mentioned earlier. I thought I could buy this little truck for less than the purse. I put the purse down, and I thought to myself do any of the individuals purchasing these purses must not have to make the decisions I do. I left the store and I thought to myself I really want the truck more than the purse. But today I am not getting either.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

What Would The World Be Like?

Have you ever imagined what the world would be like if just one thing were different? I do it all the time. And last week I was wondering just what the world be like if the unicorns were running all the meetings in the world? Imagine how fun that could be huh?
I think this guy is planning his take over of the world!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Perfect Cut Flowers

Soon there will be loads of flowers in all of our gardens. And if you are like me,you will want to bring some of them into the house to brighten up a room. Here’s a few simple things you can do to create the perfect cut flowers.

Cut your flowers in the morning. It’s cooler and the flowers will be at their freshest.

Use a clean vase, and fill it with fresh cool water. If you want your arrangement to last longer change the water and snip the stems daily.

Before you arrange your flowers, recut the stems under water at an angle. If the stems are woody, make an additional vertical cut into the stems.

Remove the leaves from the stems. Make sure it’s only stems under water.

Keep the arrangement away from direct sunlight.

Enjoy those fresh cut flowers!

Monday, April 16, 2018

You’re The Star

Don't you just love it when your computer decides it needs to update? I don't know about you guys, but it always happens when I have the least amount of time to deal with it. I know it doesn't but I always feel like it takes forever to update. And then my schedule is thrown off for the afternoon. That happened today. And of course I was running late to begin with. But the updates are completed and I am able to share with you this minor rant.

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Welcome to week#3 of the April "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:
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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
April "You're the STAR" blog hop!
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This week is FAMILY feature week
Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
Miranda @ The Myrabev Life
Linda @ Country Loving Mom
Elizabeth @ Family Farm School
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, health, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)

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(These features were chosen from the March "You're the STAR" blog hop)
 St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church of Petaluma by Adventures in Wesland

15 Toddler Sandwich Ideas by Magical Mama Blog

Magical Mama Blog: 15 Toddler Sandwich Ideas
More Sights in Calabria, Italy by Mille Fiori Favoriti

100 Kid-Approved Summer Activities by From Play Dates to Parties
No excuses for bored summer days! This list of 100 summer activities for kids covers every day of the week including sunny and rainy day activities.
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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
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Sunday, April 15, 2018

How The Cotton Industry Was Saved

Once upon a time all clothing was made from natural fabrics. Cotton, linen and silk were staples of a wardrobe. But there was a problem cotton fabrics wrinkled. And this caused everyone to have to do that beloved chore called ironing.

Then the 1930’s rolled around and in the years surrounding it there were some new inventions rayon, polyester, and nylon. These fabrics were miraculous! They didn’t require ironing. And clothing companies latched on to this. They marketed these fabrics. And by the 1970’s, the cotton textile industry felt the change. It’s sales were declining.

Now anyone who has worn some of those unnatural fabrics knows that there are a few down falls with these fabrics. The main one being they don’t breathe. In other words, you sweat a lot when you wear these fabrics. Cotton is just cooler in the summer.

But in 1969 a lady named Ruth Benerito developed an additive that smoothed the fibers of cotton. The result was the wash and wear cotton fabric. She saved the cotton industry, and her research led to developing flame resistant fabric.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

You Know It’s Spring When

There are always signs that a new season has arrived. Sometimes you notice the signs immediately. And some of them you realize after a few times that something occurs. Here are a few of the things I have noticed recently that made me realize spring has finally arrived.

The first thing I noticed this year was the annual blessing of the bikes. I’m not a biker, but I know you have a hard time riding in the winter. And every year someone blesses the bikes in the spring. I’ve never been to it but it does sound like fun.

I feel a need to stop by Menard’s on a regular basis. You know I have to pickup seeds for the garden, and of course see what flowers are available. I rarely go to the hardware stores in the winter.

I’ve also noticed that I’m arriving places five minutes sooner than I planned. Could it be that it takes less time to get places because I don’t have to put on a winter coat and search for my gloves?

And I can be out at seven o’clock at night and wonder why it’s still light out? Then I realize it’s spring and the days are getting longer.