Saturday, April 18, 2015

Zombies Need Love Too

Zombies Need Love Too is a compilation of comics by Mark Tatulli. Lio is a little bit like Dennis the Menace with a dark side. This book has been out for a couple of years, but it's one that will lighten your day especially if you have a love of things just a little weird. And for all of us who have had a little trouble fitting in to the norm this comic series is perfect. 
Since it's a comic strip series, it focuses in more on the artwork to express what is trying to be said instead of words. Words are few and far between in the strips. And Tatulli makes his point. So if you are looking for a book that won't take long to read through this book is for you. The only thing I didn't like about this book was it was too short. Go ahead and check it out! And let me know what you've been reading.
 
Are you trying to figure out how to survive the zombie apocalypse? Then read this post.

Zombie Apocalypse Pizza


Friday, April 17, 2015

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

I am Bobaloo, and these are a few of my favorite things in life.

1. Wreaking Havoc


I love to create trouble. When my roommate walks past me, I just can't resist the temptation of biting his butt. Anyway that I can stir up trouble I love it!

2. Boxes

If there is a box in the room, I must see what is inside. I am a professional boxtester. You can read more about my professional adventures through the post I wrote on this.

3. Catnip

Yes, catnip is a gift from God, and I love it. I love lying around after a taste of catnip dreaming about all of the birds that I will catch.

4. Sneaking Out the Back  Door

While I am not able to do this too often, I love sneaking out the back door. The chase begins and I love it! It is most important to make your pet human do something extremely silly when they are chasing you around the yard. My pet human believes that I am an indoor cat, but in reality I do whatever I please.

5. Birds

I love to watch birds through the window. In fact, I can not be disturbed if I am watching the birds. My pet human believes that she can distract me with attention while I am watching birds. What she doesn't realize is that I am actually studying the flying creatures so that the next time I sneak out I can catch one.

Now that you know a few of my favorite things, fellow felines what are your favorite things?







 


Thursday, April 16, 2015

So It's Another Case of What Were You Thinking?

Whenever I read the news I always think to myself what were you thinking? And today it was no different when I read about a local man who was arrested. Now many of you are thinking locals are arrested daily. The thing that is different about this man is he was in possession of 6,000 child porn files on his computer.

Now you can call me judgmental, but I think that's a lot of child porn. But then again I think that one child porn file on a computer would be a lot. I believe based on the responses that were posted on the story page that like most people were pretty much disgusted by this individual owning that much child porn.

But there was one response that really troubled me. One individual stated that the individual who was arrested was not as bad as a child molester. In reality there is truth to that statement. But part of me wonders is that really true? Would child porn exist if there weren't individuals who consume it? I do believe like everything on the planet if there was no demand for a product there would be fewer people meeting that demand. So is the individual who is looking at these images as large a problem as the individual who molests a child? Honestly I'm not absolutely sure.

The other thing that concerned me was that individuals were simply ready to allow inmates in prison to kill this individual. My initial response to those individuals was wow, he hasn't been convicted yet. And then I was like well I don't want him in my neighborhood. And I did think that this man certainly has mental health issues. So what do society do with an individual who are clearly aren't able to control their impulses that could have extremely negative consequences?






Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party 64

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DIY: SIMPLE & SWEET OWL PILLOWS
Creatively Homespun

I have to admit, these are super easy…

So I actually didn’t measure or trace anything? I “eye-balled” most of it. OOPS! I’ll give you instructions and then show you where you can find a pattern



Painted Guitar: Americana Style
Re-do It Yourself Inspirations

We have a few "first guitars" hanging around our youngest son's room. I'm currently working on a complete room makeover for this tween and decided to upcycle a couple of these tattered toys. My first victim of this particular DIY is this one...



Gaining Blog Views: Link Parties
Hello! Last week I started a series called Starting a Blog, to chronicle my experience from starting a blog so far. Last week focused on actually starting your blog and the technical aspects of beginning a website. It is a good idea to start from that page first. Today I will start the discussion about how to gain views. This post will focus on promoting your blog through link parties and how to optimize your photos for them.


PEANUT BUTTER SURPRISE COOKIES RECIPE
Rebel Chick
I’ve been making this recipe for close to 20 twenty years. Yeah, I know. I just dated myself.

It’s the “Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie” recipe from ABC Distributing’s “Grandma’s Favorite Cookies” cookbook. Did you ever work in an office that received the ABC Distributing catalog? It was so full of awesome stuff!!


DIY Lavender Bath Bomb (Lush Copycat)
A Mother Thing
Nothing quite hits the spot like a good old bath bomb. Stick it in the water as you fill up the tub, and it fizzes and releases wonderful smells, while coloring the water and relaxing you instantly. But they tend to cost way more than they should, and when you can easily make them at home for a fraction of the price, why not whip up a batch yourself? These make amazingly wonderful gifts for the ladies in your life, and they are awesome to have on hand on those days you just want to indulge. For a home spa day, they are essential!


Memory Quilt: Polaroid Design
Nicer Than New

Today I want to share with you  a fabulous way to preserve memories, especially if you have a ton of t-shirts or jerseys just laying around taking up drawer or storage space: A Memory Quilt.  This one is designed around the shape and design of Polaroid photos!


Easy Beer Bread: Savory Pesto-Flavored Variation
~Taylor-Made Homestead~
When planning the food for the group each of us brings certain elements of the meals.   it was requested that I bring several different items but one such item was to bring bread of some sort (pesto bread was the recommendation).   Of course I could just buy the bread but I always prefer for both financial as well as environmental reasons to make these things myself whenever possible



Faux Fireplace Bookcase
Thrifty Girl. Big Dreams.
I am beyond excited to share with you my newest project.

A faux fireplace bookcase.

I would love to have the real deal but I knew financially that would not be happening anytime soon. So what do frugal, crafty, do-it-yourselfers do? We browse Pinterest.

Then after finding this beauty on a Facebook yard sale page…


Overnight Oatmeal in a Jar…I can make it!
Hope in the Healing
I love oats. I love oatmeal. I can just eat it plain, when I am being really good. I also like it with a teaspoon of honey and almond milk. When I am on the road I will even fix me some quick and easy oatmeal with the instant packets. Not my favorite but when you are living in hotels it is better than most of the other things they offer and you know what is in it. I love oatmeal cookies, oatmeal granola bars, no bake chocolate oatmeal dropped cookies…get the idea? There are not too many things with oats that I do not like.



Grandma's Legendary Zucchini Bread Recipe
"Born Again" Farm Girl

One of my favorite childhood memories is that of my grandmother's zucchini bread. There was just something extra special about how she made it. You know how sometimes you close your eyes and go to your “happy” place? My grandpa’s kitchen, with a slice of her zucchini bread, has always been a “happy” place memory for me.


Reese's Slam Dunk No Bake Cheesecake
Spaceships and Laser
I love any reason to get together for a party. With basketball championships right around the corner, I'm excited to invite friends over for delicious treats and lots of cheering together. These Reese's Slam Dunk No Bake Cheesecake are absolutely delicious and oh-so-easy! 



Classic Layered Salad with Avocado Cream
Nicer Than New

When I asked my sister-in-law what I could bring to our Easter dinner, I was told all was covered off except a salad or vegetable.  With a simple main course of pineapple ham and scalloped potatoes, I decided to make a classic layered salad. With so many crunchy vegetables in it, there would be no need for another vegetable dish!  I love making (and eating!) layered salads.  For this one, I added a cream dressing with avocado added.


Make Your Own Bug Repellent with Essential Oils
Stephanie Lincecum

I'm not a fan of summer. Well, that might be a little harsh. Breaking it down a bit, I'm really not a fan of weather above 80°, and I'm not a fan of bugs. Wasps scare the bejeezus out of me. Gnats and mosquitoes annoy me to seemingly no end. Even if I try to enjoy the milder warmth of early morning or late evening, they are there to ruin it for me.


Make an Herb Garden from a Pallet
Pink When

This is the project that I made in a few short hours with my old torn up pallet, a Kreg jig, drill, and some paint! The transformation was amazing, and if you have an old pallet around, I would whole heartedly tell you to give this project a try.


Excellent Pin Growing Pinterest Resources
Earning and Saving with Sarah Fuller

Pinterest has proven to be a powerful traffic driver for many bloggers including myself. In fact, it is my number one traffic source. Pinterest’s visual nature and the ease of bookmarking items of interest on this virtual bulletin board has yet to be matched.


Make Your Own Italian Seasoning Mix
A Cultivated Nest

One of the great things about making your own homemade Italian seasoning blend is that you can adjust the amounts of the spices to suit your taste.  You could add more basil if that’s what you like or no red pepper flakes if  that’s what you prefer. Play around with this recipe and customize it to your tastes! You probably already have everything you need to make it right in your spice cupboard or pantry.


Spring at the Homestead - A Pictorial
BLUETOOTH HOLLOW
I'm not in much of a writing mood. How about just pictures for today?


Ciondolo di primavera
Miss Quilling
Ciao a tutte! Oggi mini post per farvi vedere un nuovo ciondolo


Coconut Key Lime Pie Bites
A Sprinkle of This and That

One of my favorite desserts (actually there are many), is key lime pie.
A bite of key lime pie is like a little tropical taste of Florida.
So, I took my key lime pie recipe and jazzed it up a bit.  Added some coconut and made that favorite pie into mini bites of tropical paradise!


5 Ways You Are Damaging Your Hair and Don't Even Know It
Audacity to be You

1. Combing - How you detangle and style your hair can be a major factor to why you are not retaining length and ultimately leading to breakage. Make sure you start at the ends of your hair and work your way up. This insures less breakage and you are not tugging on the hair. Also take into account to use a wide tooth comb to do this process. My favorite comb to use is the Hecules Sageman. If you don't want to use a comb try finger detangling. In my opinion this is the safest way to rid your hair of tangles because you can actually feel the knots in your hair.



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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Brussels Sprout Salad

Now, I know there are some of you that are saying Brussels sprouts and salad? How can this be? But Brussels sprouts are part of the cabbage family, and their peak season is the cool weather months. So fresh Brussels sprouts are pretty easy to find in the spring. So here is a semi easy salad that is super healthy!

 

What You Need For the Salad

3 lbs of fresh Brussels sprouts halved
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 shallots sliced
2 red apples cored and sliced
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup roasted almonds

What You Need For the Maple Cayenne Dressing

1/2 cup grape seed oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
 
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Put Brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Add olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper. Toss these together. Then place them in a roasting pan cover with foil and roast for 20 minutes.
3. Remove from oven get rid of the foil. and cover with the shallots. Roast for another 15 minutes.
4. Now it's dressing time. Combine the grape seed oil, vinegar, water, maple syrup cayenne, salt, parsley and thyme in a bowl and whisk them together.
5. When you are finished roasting the Brussels sprouts, combine them with the apple slices cranberries and almonds. Add the dressing and toss that Brussels sprout salad.
 
Did you know that among many things Brussels sprouts are full of Vitamin K? What's the big deal with Vitamin K? It helps with promoting healthy bones and proper brain function.
 
Need another salad for your next meal?
 
 
 


Monday, April 13, 2015

Celebrating the Good Things

Life is full of big moments and then it is full of small moments. It's time to celebrate the good things in life once again.

The first thing to celebrate is warmer weather. Every spring I am amazed at how much less time it takes me to get ready in the morning. The reason is I don't have to run outside and start the car to warm it up before I go anywhere. I don't have to take all the extra time to put on a coat, boots, mittens, and a hat before I go out. It's like extra free time.

The second thing kind of goes along with the first. With spring comes the time to put away all of those sweaters and sweatshirts. I kind of get a new wardrobe. And of course I am able to figure out whether or not I need to go shopping for new clothes. Once again I need to start looking for a new pair of shoes to wear to work. Why am I so hard on my shoes at work?

Next up is yard work. Yes, it is one of those things that I put off doing. But I find that when I am out doing the yard work I actually kind of enjoy it. I really enjoy when feeling the sun shine down on me. And in some ways I enjoy going out when it's a little rainy. And I'm amazed at how one little acorn was able to take hold years and years ago always produces so much work for me in my yard. Do oak trees ever stop shedding leaves?

Lastly, I am celebrating that I had one of those days when I felt like going with the flow. You know when you go into work and someone isn't there. There are days when it would just make me crazy upset. But today I was able to just say okay, and do what I needed to do in order to get the work completed.

What things are you celebrating today?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Birds of Chicago Band

There are just some bands that you can't pigeon hole. Birds of Chicago is one of those bands. Their music sounds a little bit country, a little bit folksy, a little bit bluesy, and a little bit soulful.

The first song I heard by this band was I Have Heard Words. So what did I like about this song? I like the melody. It's a little sad, but pretty. I like the lyrics, they go well with the melody. I like the voices of the performers. But what I really like is that they added a clarinet to the song. It's not what you normally hear in a song. And it added a little something special to the song.


JT Nero and Allison Russell are the voices of Birds of Chicago. And when I listened to the song Flying Dreams I thought what a cool thing to wish for someone. It's a little more than wish someone sweet dreams. It's wishing that someone will have everything that dreams offer.


So now that you've heard a couple of their songs, tell me what you think of their music.

Want to listen to some other great music check out this link!
How I Became a Shonen Knife Fan