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A takeout container is repurposed into a craft organizer - #recycle #repurpose #takeout

Often I get these great plastic containers with my food when I go out to eat. For years now I have hated to just through them in the trash, because I see the value in reusing them. I used to throw them away like everyone else. The other day we went to a very popular eatery and I got the family special. The meal came in this well organized container. It had rice, pita bread, chicken, salad and dipping sauce. It looked so clean, clear and well organized. The container grabbed my attention, because it looked very easy to grab and carry.  I could not resist taking it home. My husband looked at me with surprise. I am sure he thought, "Oh no what crazy idea does she have now!" Soon he would find out that I saved him a few dollars and the kids loved their easy to use craft organizer. The idea to repurpose this container happened while eating dinner. The light bulb in my head went off and I saw it as a craft organizer/container.  I could see where things would fit and be easi

Movie Review - EpicTheMovie

"Someone once told me if you stand still in the forest you can see the hidden struggle raging between the forces of life and decay That the survival of the forest depends on the out come. The good guys need all the help they can get. If you don't see it, then take a close look. If you still don't see it, take another look." MK Epic   The Movie Epic is being released on DVD this week and I received a copy for review. I have to tell you that I found the movie educational. There is the battle between good and evil, The Leafmen and the Boggans, which is happening without the human world knowing. But there is one scientist who has given up his life to prove that there is such a world. He is completely alone until the death of his wife brings his daughter back to visit. The daughter will become the connection between the forest and the human world to re-discover her love of her father. I want to tell you more, but you have to watch the movie to find out the rest.

My thoughts on Better Oats breakfast Oatmeal. - #OatRevolution #BetterOats

  Breakfast is sometimes a challenge for me. Mornings usually have 10 things happening all at once in our household. It becomes a juggling act for me. Getting two kids and myself washed-up, teeth brushed, dressed, eyeglasses on and taking care of any unexpected delays leaves little time for me. By the time breakfast needs to be on the table, I am tired from the morning.  On a good day I run out with food in one hand and the kids on the other.  Bad days I get no breakfast, because I was busy making sure my family was feed and ready. So when I was offered to try a quick healthy answer for breakfast, I accepted. A few weeks ago I received the quick healthy answer in the mail.  A box from BetterOats  with their product of Steel cut Oats and Flax Seed. At first I was very interested in tasting it, because a nutritionist had mentioned that a good breakfast with Steel cut Oats and Flax Seed was great for my health. But fear kept me from opening the box for a week. The box sat on the c

Whale Watching with Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze.

We recently got invited to go on an adventurous Field Trip with members of the media and staffers of Aquarium of the Pacific.   The trip was in search of the Endangered Blue Whale off the coast of Long Beach. We rode on the new MV Triumph Vessel operated by Harbor Breeze Cruises . The new vessel is 83 feet long and it seats 150 people. It has a high-efficiency hull design which features a hydrofoil wing lifting system. The ride on it felt as though we were gently surfing through the ocean water, it was a smooth ride.              Once we reached our destination, we patiently waited for the Blue Whales to appear. They did not disappoint and soon appeared in the far distance. We saw the whale’s blow hole shooting water into the sky. The Captain announced that it was getting ready to dive down to feed. So we rushed to get a closer look before the whale descended below to feed. Once the whale dove down in the ocean to feed, it remains below the water for 10-12 minutes

Marie Callender's $10.00 Gift Card. Closed.

Entry -Form   I attended a lunch sponsored by  Marie Callender's to try their summer menu along with other friendly bloggers. We were served many yummy dishes. But my favorite was the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich. Tender, slow cooked pork in barbecue sauce on a toasted bun served with fries and coleslaw. I also enjoyed their sweet potato fries with Grilled BBQ shrimp skewers and coleslaw. Those two dishes reminded me of summer cooking. They carry other delicious classic American dishes that make your summer complete. It all depends on what you crave. They have a large menu to satisfy your summer food cravings. Besides a large selection of meals they have the best pies: Strawberry, Banana Crème, Chocolate and Cheesecakes. It's alright to go to Marie Callender's for pie and coffee on lazy afternoon. You have not lived until you have a slice of their strawberry pie. This summer the people at Marie Callender's want you to stop by and taste their American style cooking. T

Wordless Wednesday - NationalParkService BryceCanyon Roadtrip