Friday, October 31, 2014

Do Tizzy Fits Really Work?

Life can get quite busy sometimes. It throws us curve balls, and recently I have been pulled in many different directions. You can check it out in my post They Are Pulling Me Every Which Way. Things came to a head this week, and well even though I never encourage this. And I didn't practice what I preach. I threw a tizzy fit! But do tizzy fits really work?

Well, sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. If they are part of your everyday life, many people ignore them. It's just common sense. But if a person who deals with problems in a semi rational method on a normal basis throws a tizzy fit people take notice.

So how did I get to the point of just loosing my cool.

1. Doing Other People's Work

For several months I have been making sure that a person in life lets me know ahead of time that they will need my help at a specific time. For most of that time I didn't mind. It made things easier, I wasn't finding out at the last minute that they needed my help. It was easier to make the arrangements I needed in my life. But when I asked an individual to put in writing when they would need my assistance, that individual refused. At this point I decided that I would stop asking ahead of time. The end result was chaos.

2. Change

There have been a few changes in the world for me in the past few months. Some of them are positive, and some well they have been challenging. Throw on the stress of doing other people's work, and well I had a problem.

3. Not Taking Care of Myself

In recent weeks, I have been so busy. I have not been able to take care of myself. I have not eaten right or rested properly. Events just weren't allowing it. I was running every which way, sleeping less than I needed and well living off of fast food. That's not good for me.

So things finally came to a head, and I let everyone know it. The end result for me was that things did change for the positive for me. But I wish that the whole situation could wouldn't have required that tizzy fit because it just wore me out.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Oh, Just Let It Go!

I had another post written for today blasting away at some individuals who have created some frustration in my life. And then I realized, oh, just let it go. Well, I haven't quite let go of the frustration. I am working on it. But I decided that I didn't need to scream it to the world. Sounding off to people who aren't involved in the situation will just create more problems in the end I think. So to all of you hear is a picture of something that my cats find frustrating.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Rainy Day Movie List

I seem to be craving a day when I have absolutely nothing to do. Okay, I've been craving more like a week of that time. I posted earlier this week called They Are Pulling Me Every Which Way that talks about how busy I've been recently. So like I said earlier, I've been wanting time off. So I've been dreaming about a rainy day to spend at home. Here is my rainy day movie list.

The first movie on the list is Star Wars. And not the new Star Wars films, I want to watch the original. It's a story that offers hope, and well it lets you dream that life can just be a little different than it is. Even though I know how the story is going to end, I always enjoy watching it. It's the ultimate geek movie. And it brings back happy memories. It's a great movie to watch on a rainy day.

Since I'll have this rainy day movie marathon going. I also want to watch Thelma and Louise. Why do I want to watch Thelma and Louise? Because it's a story about people who took control of things that were out of their control. You know a rebel movie. When you are getting pulled all over the place it's kind of you just kind of enjoying seeing people who threw caution to the wind. And boy did they do that in the movie.
And the last rainy day movie I would choose is Pee Wee's Big Adventure. Yep, it's a stupid movie in so many ways, but it makes me laugh. It always makes me want to go on a quest to find the basement of the Alamo, and I love the story about Large Marge. It's just fun, and it's a great way to relieve stress.
What movies make your rainy day movie list?
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Pumpkin Cider

Yes, everybody has a pumpkin recipe this time of year, and I am no exception. Here is a simple fall pumpkin cider recipe that is great for Halloween parties and Thanksgiving day festivities.

Here's What You Need

1 1/2 cups Apple Cider
2 large teaspoons of 100% pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling, but it needs to be the real deal you can get the canned stuff)
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon clove

What to do

Pour the cider into a mason jar drinking glass. Next add the remaining ingredients. Mix the items, and allow it to set for 10 or 15 minutes. Now you have a fall drink that is full of vitamins a, c and e. And it also contains the much needed calcium. Enjoy your fall drink!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Things Everyone Should Know About Halloween

Halloween is a fun holiday. And here are some things that everyone should know about Halloween. This one is for all of the trivia buffs out there.

1. Carved Turnips?

Did you know that jack-o-lanterns were not originally carved out of pumpkins. People in England actually began the tradition by carving turnips. Imagine spending an evening carving turnips.

2. Good Luck Spiders?

A lot of people are afraid of spiders. I know someone who will run the other way if they see one. But supposedly if you see a spider on Halloween it means that a loved one's spirit is watching out for you.

Picture courtesy of Kawaii Spider Stickers

3. Where did it come from?
Apparently, Saint Patrick's Day isn't the only fun filled holiday the Irish provided the world with. They are believed to be the first people to celebrate Halloween. Thanks to the Irish we have another day to party each year. I believe they can come with any reason to throw a party!
4. Money
Over 1.5 billion, yes that is billion with a b, is spent each year on Halloween costumes. That makes it the second biggest money generating holiday in our economy. Good luck to all those who want to do away with the festivities.
5. Anoka
Anoka, Minnesota is credited with being the first town in the United States to celebrate Halloween festivities. The reason was simple to put a stop to young people's pranks on Halloween. Imagine finding cows walking down the street because young people had set them loose.
So now all of you trivia buffs are ready to wow everyone at a Halloween party with useless knowledge.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

They Are Pulling Me Every Which Way

Have you ever had those times when everybody is demanding something out of you. Those times when you just want to say hey what do you want from me. Those times when you see one of those remain calm and carry on signs and you just want to grab it and tear it up. You know when they are pulling me every which way, and I just can't provide something to everyone. Yep, we've all had those times. I'm going through one right now.

It seems as though between my job, the cats, and well all of the other important people in my life, I just don't have time to do the things that I really enjoy. You know like when is there time for me to make a Zombie Apocalypse pizza? When will I have time to work on that Fall Bucket List of mine? Right now, I have no clue when I will be able to do any of the things I really want to do. But I do know that these really busy times really do make me appreciate the times when I have times to relax. Busy times may be hectic, but I know when things slow down, I will be able to say oh, I survived this. And after a couple of days, I'll be saying to myself I need to find something else to do.

Does anybody have any suggestions on how to handle the day to day craziness of life?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trick or Treat Safety

Halloween will be here before we all know it. There will be parties. There will be costumes. And of course there will be trick or treating. Here are a few Trick or Treat safety tips for all of you who will be trick or treating this year.

Accompany Your Children

It's common sense in this day and age. If your children are going to be going to the homes of strangers, you should accompany them. While most people would never dream of doing anything to hurt another individual. Occasionally there is an individual who would cause your child harm.

Encourage Good Pedestrian Skills
Your children will be excited to be trick or treating. But not all the drivers will be using caution. Make sure to encourage children to stop and look before they cross the street. And of course they need to use the sidewalks when they can.

Use Reflectors

If you are going to be out after dark trick or treating, use those reflector strips on costumes or pick up so glow sticks so that they can be seen by drivers.

Check the Treats

While the razor in an apple is an urban myth, it is best to look through the treats that your children receive. It's best to know exactly what your children will be gorging on the next few days.

 Wear Costumes That Fit

Yes, this will prevent you from tripping when you walk. If masks fit properly you will also be able to see and once again avoid tripping.

While most of these tips are common sense, don't throw caution to the wind. Follow them so that you and your children have a fun time trick or treating.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Serial Killer in Indiana

When I read the news today, I saw a headline that stated there was a serial killer in NW Indiana. This immediately caught my attention. I live in NE Indiana, so that story is close to home. What is going on? This isn't supposed to happen anywhere near where I live. But apparently seven women who are from the Gary, Indiana area have been murdered. And there may be more.

The man who is in custody and being held as a person of interest possibly a suspect by the time I write this is supposedly being cooperative with the police. He is providing information to lead them to victims. As I was reading the story, I found myself wanting to know more about the individual that was providing the information. But then after a couple of minutes I thought to myself that's kind of messed up thinking. Shouldn't I be thinking of the victims? I mean they are the ones who are really important in this story.

I read the names of two of the women who have been identified, and I thought about them. I thought about how difficult this must be for them. I thought about how frightened these women must have been at the time of their death. I thought about how much family members and friends of the individuals will miss them. And I thought about what might these women have offered the world had they not been murdered.

So to the friends and family members of Afrikka Hardy, Anith Jones and the five other women who are yet to be identified, you are in the thoughts and prayers of me and hopefully my faithful followers.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

What Would Marie Antoinette Wear?

Marie Antoinette was the Queen of fashion in her day and age. She loved clothes, and well she set wild trends. But if she was alive today what would Marie Antoinette wear? What would her personal style be today. Here are a few of the items I believe that Marie Antoinette would add to her modern wardrobe.

She would definitely have a pair of Dolce & Gabbana shoes like these. I mean don't they just scream her name?

I'm not sure who the designer is, but yes once again it would be part of Marie's wardrobe.

A coat fit for the queen of fashion Lauren Shanley
Yep, she'd love Dark Fusion Boutique's clothes


And of course a duct tape dress. Not sure who designed it, but Marie would love it.

So let me know what you think Marie Antoinette would wear if she was alive today.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Green Tea Facial Mask

We all know that green tea is super for your body. It's full of antioxidants. But we all have to keep in mind that our skin is the largest organ of our bodies, and yes, green tea is good for it too. It prevents damage from the sun, decreases redness in the skin, and reduces wrinkles. So here is an easy homemade green tea facial mask with stuff that is already in your kitchen.

Here's what you need.

Organic <b>Green</b> <b>Tea</b> <b>Bag</b> ( Organic <b>Green</b> <b>Tea</b> <b>Bag</b>)

Two green tea bags. Use organic if you can. Remember you don't want the extra chemicals on your skin.

1 Tablespoon of sugar. Sugar is going to act as your exfoliant.

The 7 Harms of Sugar

1 Tablespoon of lemon juice. Freshly squeezed is definitely the best. Lemons are packed full of vitamin c which help fight the aging process.

Here is what you need to do.

Steep your tea bag for a few minutes. You'll want to end up with a just about an 1/8 of a cup of tea from the bags. Now mix the three items together. And apply the mixture to your face while it is hot. Then leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. And rinse off with warm water.

After using this your skin will feel fresh and clean.

Music to blog by Rebirth by Vancouver Sleep Clinic


Friday, October 17, 2014

Be Yourself

It's only when we spend time with people that we have known for long periods of time that we realize that Oscar Wilde was right you do need to be yourself; everybody else is already taken. Thank God for all the people who stick around through the good times, the bad times, and the times we just don't tell others about.
Music to blog by I Melt With You by Bowling for Soup
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Five Things I Learned Watching The Big Bang Theory

Remember how they used to tell us that television would rot our brains. Remember how adults used to tell us we would never learn anything just sitting and watching television. Well here are five things I learned from watching The Big Bang Theory.

When Sheldon and Amy broke up, and Sheldon decided to bring home a bunch of cats. I learned that a group of cats is called a clowder. It seems as though crazy cat people have always been around, and well there is a word for the group of cats.


The next thing I learned is that vexillology is the study of flags. Who knew that people actually study that stuff? But then again Sheldon and Amy are probably the only people who would put together a 52 week long show on youtube about flags. Well, may they aren’t I really haven’t checked that one out.

Physica is actually the originally form of the word physics used in Ancient Greece. I needed to know this just as much as Penny did, but for some weird reason it’s stuck in my head.  

I learned that a graphene sheet is a very thin sheet of carbon. Like it’s so thin it’s one atom thick. I never heard of a graphene sheet before The Big Bang Theory.

I never had any idea that loop quantum gravity was a theory that tried to merge quantum mechanics and standard general relativity. Remember it was part of the reason that Leslie ended her relationship with Leonard. Who knew how important it is?

So the next time someone tells you that television is bad for you just point them toward this post, and they'll learn that prime time television can be just as educational as PBS.

Music to blog by The Big Bang Theory Dance and Music Compilation

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Red Flag

Sometimes you are talking to a person, and all of the sudden they say something and you literally see a red flag. You know everything in you starts screaming watch out trouble is ahead. I had one of those incidents today.

I was speaking to someone today, and that person stated, you can’t trust those two, but you can trust me. Now, I have known the three individuals for a few months. They aren’t people I’ve known forever, but it’s long enough to know a little bit about their behavior. And when the individual made that statement, I immediately stopped what I was doing because I saw that red flag. I immediately thought oh, no, she did not just say that. This is so high school, and I am so out of high school. But she did. It was my choice how to handle the statement. This could lead to a confrontation or it could go smoothly. I could say something or just choose to ignore her. I decided to simply say that hasn’t been my experience. And the individual went on to another topic.

It felt to me that the individual who made that red flag statement was just trying to stir up trouble. And I knew from the past, that someone who talks bad about other individuals will not just talk bad about one person, they will talk bad about me. I felt as though she wanted me to say something bad about those individuals so that she could go and tell others what I said. I also know that I don’t like talking bad about other people. It never makes me feel good about myself. So I feel pretty good, that for once in my life, I finally paid attention when I saw that red flag. I have finally learned that a conversation takes two people. And I finally figured out that I just shouldn’t participate in that conversation because it’s leading nowhere positive.

Music to blog by Tough Love by Jessie Ware

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Does Art Reflect Life

It’s an age old debate does art reflect life or does life reflect art? Nobody really knows the answer to that question. But listen to the songs that are currently being played on the radio in Liberia, and let me know what you think the answer is.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Five DIY Inexpensive Halloween Costumes

Yes, it is time for trick or treating, parties, and of course costumes. Here are five DIY inexpensive Halloween costumes that I think are absolutely fabulous.

DIY XRay Costume

I found this on Written Reality. It is so cute. And it seems pretty simple, a box, some knobs, spray paint, and well a cardboard skeleton. Go to site to check out the tutorial.

DIY Lego Costume

When I saw this picture of a Lego costume on Baby Rabies, I thought this is beyond cute. And well once again the costume is inexpensive and fairly easy. She gives the original credit to Country Living. Her step by step instructions are great.

DIY Rosie the Riveter Costume

Yes, we all love Rosie. She’s a symbol of so many things. And a costume is super easy. An old blue work shirt with the sleeves rolled up. And then you add a red bandana in your hair, and that’s pretty much all you have to do. It’s super simple.

DIY Chia Pet

You can’t leave your pet out of the celebrations. So with a little felt and some plastic aquarium plants you pet can become a chia pet. You can get the instructions over at Shrimp Salad Circus.

DIY Shaggy and Velma Costume

This one is for those couples out there. And many of the items you probably have around the house already. The ladies will need some knee high socks a skirt, an orange turtleneck. And the guys will need a pair of brown pants and a green t-shirt and shaggy hair. It’s a simple costume that doesn’t hit the wallet too hard.

Music to blog by Cruel Spell by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Healthy Avocado Snack

Who doesn't love avocado's? They are packed full of vitamins k, c and e. They are high in fiber as well as being heart healthy. And the great thing is they just taste great. So here is a healthy avocado snack for those who want to add something yummy to their diet.

Healthy Avocado Snack

Here's what you need.

1 avocado
a dash of salt
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp sunflower seeds
1 rice cake

Here's what you do.

Cut open you avocado and mash it up with a fork. Add your salt and lemon juice. And mix all three items up.

Next spread the mixture on top of the rice cake.

Then sprinkle the sunflower seeds on top of the avocado.

Then start snacking.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Adry Music Review

Have you ever listened to a song, and thought oh, this is a nice song, it has a nice melody. It is a nice love song. Then as you listen to the lyrics you realize that the artist isn’t singing about a real person. That’s exactly what happened when I listened to the new song by the musician Adry.

His new release is called Place. And the song has a little bit of a Beatlesque quality to it. Now, I realize that’s a broad category, but has a pretty melody. It begins with an acoustic guitar, and then it uses strings to accent the melody in parts of the song. I think that’s what I mean by that. Adry has a unique voice. And there is a trace of an accent in his singing. That’s not something you hear all the time. I really liked the simplicity of the video too. He could have used a lot of different styles for this video, but he stuck with something simple. I mean a song about an imaginary girlfriend in the end is all about what is going on the individuals head. So the head shot throughout the video, and the lyrics in the background is kind of cool.

Place is the second song from Adry’s upcoming release of the album Notes. Prior to this Adry has released two other albums. The first album was Rule of Sadness, and the second album was Blue Lights. And he is not only creating the music, and dreaming about being a musician. He is doing the work that goes along with becoming a success. And that is steadily putting out music, and pushing himself to become a better musician. And I like that. Hopefully, he will have success with his music.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

That Phone Call

It all started with that phone call on a Sunday afternoon. I was talking to my dad, and he was complaining that he had some trouble breathing when he walked very far. I could tell he was concerned. He said he was going to go to the doctor about it. The next day my mom called and my father was at the emergency room. Something was wrong with his lungs. She didn’t know for sure what it was, but something was wrong. More tests were run, and mom reported that there was dust in dad’s lungs that was crystalizing. I didn’t know that was possible, what was going on? We soon found out that he had Interstitial Lung Disease.

Interstitial Lung Disease covers many lung diseases, but they all involve decreased lung function, and the ability for the body to get oxygen to the bloodstream. And there is always scarring in the lungs. How on earth did dad’s lungs get scarred? Well we aren’t absolutely sure. But since he was a non-smoker, it is probable that it was asbestos. When I heard this, I was like isn’t that stuff outlawed? Nobody uses it anymore. Or do they?

I was surprised when I went to the EPA site to find that is not true. While there are some bans on asbestos use, it is not banned in other products. And I was even more surprised how common some of the products asbestos is used in. The products asbestos is used in include roofing materials, piping, and brakes for cars. I was surprised that so many products that were used to build homes and office spaces could still contain asbestos.

When I did a little more research I was even more surprised to find out that over 10,000 individuals a year in the United States die from asbestos related illnesses. Was my dad now part of this statistic? It seems as though he is. Everything seems to indicate that while not as much asbestos dust is being released into the air as it was in the past. It still is being released when older homes are remodeled and surprisingly when we step on our car brakes.

Companies have reduced what they use in products, but asbestos is still used. But should it be? Well I’d be willing to bet the 10,000 individuals who died from asbestos related illnesses each year would say no. And since my dad was one of those individuals who had a lung disease that is related to asbestos exposure I say no it shouldn’t be used. Are you going to wait until someone you know is diagnosed with an asbestos related illness in order to decide that it should banned? 

For more information about asbestos and what products contain it Visit the Mesothelioma Asbestos Products page.
And for more facts and statistics about asbestos visit the Mesothelioma Fact and Stats page.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sibefor Music Review

Sibefor is a band based out of Saint Petersburg Russia that has been around since 2010. Sibefor’s goal has always been to create unusual music. And they have succeeded. The band is influenced by System of a Down and Incubus. So this isn’t music for those who are looking for silly little love songs. Some people will love it, and some people will feel threatened by it. And I think that is what the band wants.

So what about the music? The music has a real dark feel to it. It has a lot of minor keys, and dischord. It moves from slow to fast like a lot of the music from the alternative genre. The melody of the song Forbidden Fruit reminded me a little of the song Rooster by Alice in Chains. The lyrics express how an individual who doesn’t fit into the mainstream often feels. How society often teaches people to hate individuals who don’t fit in to the norm. It’s powerful stuff, and the video is meant to shock individuals. But it fits well with the theme of the song, and it has a real professional style to it.

The song of Sibefor’s that I like the most is Rise Tonight. The melody is great. And the line I will find and find all this for what I was fighting. Alternative music often gets knocked for being negative, but this song isn’t. The lyrics are pretty positive I think. It’s an affirmation that they’ll get what they want.

I also really like that these guys haven’t given up their roots in the alternative music world. Instead of adding things that would make it more commercially successful, they have stuck with what works for them. That DIY attitude definitely is part of this bands attitude. They are doing what bands need to do working hard to create a fans based on their music. I really hope this band receives more attention in the alternative music scene because they really deserve it.

Check out their music and their videos, but watch with an open mind. Beause that’s what the band is encouraging.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Homemade Yogurt Face Mask

Oh, winter is coming, and all of us will be fighting drier skin. And the best way to do this is through a homemade yogurt face mask. Here is a simple DIY facial mask made out of items that you have around your kitchen already.

Here’s what you need.

Grapes red, white, or black all contain Vitamin E which makes your skin feel smoother. And they also contain Vitamin C which can protect it from damages from the sun. You'll need about 10.

Yogurt it needs to be organic yogurt. The lactic acid smooths and exfoliates the skin. You'll need about 2 Tablespoons

Honey is full of antioxidants which are awesome for your skin. You'll need 2 Tablespoons of this too.

Now, mix your yogurt and honey together, and mash the grapes up and add them to the mixture. Next smooth it over your t zone, and leave it on there for 20 minutes. Then wash it off with warm water.

Music to Blog By Honey Pie by The Beatles

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

A Lasting Pact Book Review

Vincente’s husband Eduardo has been arrested by the blue shirts of the Falangist government in Spain. His only crime is that during the Spanish Civil War he had remained neutral on his reporting of the Spanish Civil War. When her husband disappears, she decides that she must find him. She wanted to know what happened to him, and secure his freedom if possible. She struggles with the corruption of the new government, and the individuals who implement the rules of that government during her travels to find her husband. But before she begins her search for her husband, Vincente realizes that she is pregnant. She finds herself in a country that was not friendly to women with a child and no husband. And of course she needed a way to assure that she and her child were safe in this culture of corruption.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It is full of interesting characters. Vincente is a strong female in a time when it was difficult for females to be strong in Spain. I always knew that the Spanish Civil War was horrific, but I never realized how the Franco government had restricted the rights of women once it came into power. I believe that the book shows an accurate picture of events that occurred during the time frame. The author describes how women were indoctrinated by the schools, church and the government that they must support their husbands. Women were not allowed to make financial decisions without a husband or son signing off on the paperwork. But the author also points out that the government did make strides in educating individuals about hygiene and nutrition which did improve the lifestyle of many individuals.

But the book isn’t boring either. With all the historical information some people might say this sounds boring, but the book isn’t boring. The book has a mystery that is woven through the story. What really happened to Eduardo? Was he executed for his lack of support for the Franco government? Was he one of the unfortunate victims of the aftermath of the Civil War who simply disappeared and died in the prison system of the Falange’s? You won’t find out until the end of the book, and I’m not spoiling the story for readers.

So who would enjoy this book? Well, individuals who enjoy historical fiction will really like this book. The author has shown what life was like for many individuals under the Franco government. And he does it in a fair fashion. And this book is romantic; Vincente is extremely loyal to her husband Eduardo. She searches for him, and does not become romantically involved with anyone else. And then those who enjoy mysteries will also enjoy this book. What exactly happened to Eduardo? Was he killed or was he somehow kept from Vincente for all these years? Overall, this book will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers who enjoy books that are written intelligently.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Zombie Apocalypse Pizza

So the worst has occurred the world is overrun by zombies. There isn’t a pizza joints left open, and the supplies are limited. That’s when this recipe for zombie apocalypse pizza will come in handy. It might also come in handy for a Halloween party, or for one of those Walking Dead marathons. But in any case you’ll be prepared.

Spam Pizza

Most of these supplies will be readily available at the local store.

1 can of spam

1 jar of BBQ sauce

1 can of crushed or chunked pineapple

1 bobali pizza crust

1 can of Kraft Parmesan cheese

Olive Oil

Now spread your olive oil and BBQ sauce on the pizza crust.

Cut the spam (we used bacon spam) into small pieces and spread them across the BBQ sauce.

Spread the pineapple on top of the pizza.

And lastly spread the Parmesan cheese over the toppings.

If you have an oven available bake the pizza following the instructions on the bobali package.

If you are in the woods trying to escape from the zombies, you can bake your pizza over an open fire.

Here’s a link to making a campfirepizza oven.

Music to blog by All You Zombies by The Hooters

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

I Just Can't Help Myself

Have you ever had one of those times when you kind of act irrationally? You know the times when you are a little demanding when you go to the grocery store. The day when no matter what your co-worker does to help you it just won’t be done the right way, no matter how kind they are being. You know the kind of day when that extra two seconds waiting at the stop light really does bother you. And of course you don’t behave your best when those days occur do you? You tell yourself I just can’t help myself, but is that really true?

No, it’s not, it’s difficult to control these impulsive actions, but you can do it. So, here are three ways that you can control that I just can’t help myself moment.

1.       Take a Breath

I mean stop and physically take a breath. Remove yourself from the emotion of the second. Really, taking a deep breath provides your brain with some extra oxygen, and you are able to think more clearly.

2.       Think

Does what you’re doing or saying really fit with your personality? Is whatever you are getting ready to be irrational about really matter? Often times, it doesn’t. If isn’t that important, then it probably isn’t worth getting all worked up all about.

3.       Remove Yourself

If you’re still thinking I can’t help myself, get out of the situation. Moments like this are the time for you to excuses yourself from a room, or it just may be time to make an exit for home. It’s better to leave if possible than to allow yourself to act extremely foolish.

If you follow these steps, you might just be able to tell yourself I can help myself.

Music to blog by Rolling In the  Deep/Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Aretha Franklin

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Pretzels #FoodieExtravaganza

Welcome to the Foodie Extravaganza!  

We are a group of bloggers who love to blog about food!  Each month we will decide on an all-famous National Monthly Food Holiday in which we will base our recipes around. This month the ingredient is pretzels with an optional ingredient of caramel.  Yes, October is National Pretzel Month along with a whole array of other delightful things!! Get excited!! We hope you all enjoy our delicious pretzel treats this month and come back to see what we bring for you next month.  If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza.  We would love to have you! If you're a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE
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