"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

All sorts of miscellaneous information!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got this from Pinterest - don't you think that is pretty and easy?  


Soothe a sunburn with vinegar?
Fade sun or age spots with lemon?
Relieve an itchy bug bites with bananas.
Calm swollen skin with green tea bags.
Prevent a prison ivy rash with rubbing alcohol.
Get rid of warts with duct tape.
Whiten yellowed nails with hydrogen peroxide.
Smooth cracked heels with papaya.
Heal dry , chapped lips with olive oil.
Repair damaged hair with avocado.

Now some freebies I read about in the magazine - 

Okay - first to get freebies from  restaurants be sure and sign up to be in their club via the internet.  They will usually give you a free meal for your birthday and send perks all year long.

Burger King
California Pizza Kitchen
Dunkin Donuts
Firehouse Subs
Jack in the Box
Red Robin
Rudy Tuesday
Red Lobster to list a few.

So sign up to be a member!

Starbucks.com/card  to get a free drink on your birthday.

Godiva.com a free piece of candy every month.
Eyeglasses try coastal.com - they say a free pair???

contacts try acuvue.com    dallies.com   soflens.com  - they say a free pair???

Lens crafters will adjust anyone's glasses at any time.

They're back: 17-year cicadas to swarm from Georgia to New York:

And last but not least - 
What every well-dressed American woman needs - even teachers.
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Beth said...

I love the last graphic. So very true!

Jill said...

Your luncheon looks like so much fun! Glad you are able to actually get together with friends from blogland.

Love that bra holster!

nancygrayce said...

I was showing the bra holster to the superhero. He said "she has giant boobs, I don't think you would conceal that we'll!" WHAT????? :)

Cranberry Morning said...

That is such a cute cupcake plant!! What a clever idea.

Jeanne said...

That quote is so true isn't it! I feel like I've been rushing too much and it's time to slow down!
Your friend Sue went out - looks like a great time was had for sure!

Jeanie said...

I love the cupcake bouquet...very clever and easy.
Some good tips today for using common household items.

Terri said...

Love the last quote. Not sure I wouldn't shoot my left boob off with that bra holster, but I guess if you knew what you were doing it would be a good thing.

Donna said...

Awww! Love the cupcake bouquet!

Cathy said...

Sounds like you guys had wonderful party. Everything looked so pretty. I had to laugh at the bra holster. And the Victoria Secrets is the best!

Debbie said...

OK, before I forget: I love that last quote about rushing through life.

Now, about the bra holster. I can not figure out how it is concealed so well on those tiny women. Plus, I would shoot myself in the stomach, I just know it...

But I still think it's a cool idea. I do not have a gun. I do not know how to use one. I want to learn and need to learn. It's on my "soon to do" list.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Lots of information today....great advice! Happy Tuesday....Debby

Linda @ A La Carte said...

We did have such a great time at the luncheon! Love the cupcake bouquet!!

Sandra said...

alcohol does soothe rash, bob just had one and so does cold water, as in the pool or icy water wash clothes.

Blondee said...

Awww...nice little get together!!

Very fun fact filled post! :)

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

looks like i have a few places to sign up at ... wow, thanks!

Victoria's secret - ha. ha!!! ( :

TexWisGirl said...

love that cupcake bouquet. :)

Renae Simple Sequins said...

Loved the Lift and the Laugh this morning. Great info here (consider this post bookmarked)

Have a tremendous day. I have Cubs this afternoon and errands to rush around about before that. I've got a Giveaway going on over at Simple Sequins! Check it out!

Pooja Mittal said...

Very nice presentstion of cupcakes..:)Kisses,
Keep in touch


Love the cupcake bouquet. Looks like a GREAT party.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You've provided us with a terrific post for this Tuesday! Yes, I too liked the graphic on the end. It's so true! I've experienced it over and over!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Love that you get to see blog friends and party!

The cupcake plant is a neat idea. And so is the bra holster. Hopefully, we won't ever wish we had one!!

Ginny said...

YIKES, a BRA GUN!!! Not for ME, I would shoot my nipples off for sure! Plus, most attackers come from behind, and I am certainly NOT getting a butt gun!

Munir said...

Wow, I hope that we don't really have to hide a gun in there. LOL
The pin cushion cup cakes display is cute.
Thanks for the list of restaurants for free bees.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

"Get rid of wars with duct tape."

not too sure about that one but i sure did get a good laugh honey!

smiles, bee

Bev said...

Great info...and cute lift and love the victoria secret!

Paula said...

Victoria ain't very nice, is she?

Nonnie said...

Love the cupcake idea, the tips, the laugh and the lift. I was wondering if the duct tape is really the answer to war, or if it is a way to get rid of a wart. Should we send that one to Congress?

Sharon said...

I'm gonna try lemon for those pesky age spots - remember I just blogged about them?!

And, I love the cupcake plant. I might try that sometime. Now all I have to do is start being a baker.

And, Victoria told me the secret...NEVER go out without a bra - industrial strength.


Optimistic Existentialist said...

I had no idea that all these freebies were out there to be had with these restaurant meals. I am especially intrigued by the Starbuck's birthday offer :)

Terri D. said...

What a beautiful table setting for a very fun celebration!! It's a great idea to get together with blogging friends who live close enough to enjoy the party! I love the cookies in a jar!! Awesome!

Another fun post, Sandie.

LL Cool Joe said...

I'll have to try the lemon on my sun spots on my arms!

barbara woods said...

can you stand up in those shoes?

A Quiet Corner said...

Love that cupcake centerpiece!! AWESOME...I'll have to remember that!! Also LOL that Victoria didn't tell her the secret!!! At least, I'm not the only one!!...:)JP

Saimi said...

A little of this and a little of that and it's all good!!!

Ann said...

love the idea with the cupcakes. very clever.
Victoria won't tell me the secret either....lol

Ms. A said...

I'd need some boobs to be able to conceal even a small gun!

Susan said...

Ohhhh, that was a great post, Sandie. Lots of good stuff.

I doubt I'd carry a pistol in a bra holster. ha ha ha I mean, I COULD but knowing me, I'd probably shoot myself. ha haha

Loved the cupcake bouquet, too.

Have a great night. Susan

Retired English Teacher said...

I'm not so sure I'd feel safe with that bra holster. I would no doubt shoot myself. I also would like to know Victoria's secret. ;)

Jim said...

Good one today, Sandie. I knew those home remedy items were ALL TRUE.

If you have a Luby's Cafeteria they will send you a coupon for a free meal on your BDay.

I like the looks of those Atlanta Blogger Girls. YOu didn't tell which one was you. XD
Oh yes, I am going to send my daughter and GD the picture of your cupcake flowering plant.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

So glad I stopped by today you have written a great post with lots of useful information.
Too funny about Victoria Secret. I so can relate to this cartoon.
I have missed you but my blogging days are like me slowing down.
Hope you are well

Sandee said...

I loved the true or false ones. Most of them I didn't know.

Have a terrific day. :)

Sue said...


mail4rosey said...

I remember my mom using vinegar to soothe my sunburn, and I remember it working. :)

Happy Wednesday!!!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Love the cupcake idea would like to give it a try............and Victoria will not tell me the secret either she just points and laughs at me you can tell she was a bitch at school............lol

Tweedles -- that's me said...

those cup cakes are the coolest things ever!!

jack69 said...

Running late with the trip taking my blogging time, hahaha
Always enjoy reading even in a hurry. Imma laughing at the LAUGH!!!!! and smiling at the lift, because I believe that is absolutely true. We miss a lot by doing too much.
Love from Mississippi. I learned to spell that in elementary school!
Love to Sandie from Jack & Sherry

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, You always have great information Sandie, fun things and you are very inspirational.
Thank you for your fun personality and your smile. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

Jazzi said...

Who knew about all the true/false things? Very interesting!!
I made that cupcake pot deal but....the cupcake didnt stay on the toothpics and they toppled off. I had to use bigger sucker like sticks and 2 for every cupcake. It did turn out very cute though.


Jenni said...

Wow! I learned a lot of cool info from your post! The V.S. Laugh was hilarious.....

Loved the cupcake thing... would be so cute for a shower!!!



Victoria's Secret just cracked me up!!!
And duct tape on wars? [Is this a test?]

Betty Manousos said...

love all of these installments, especially the last quote.

so very true!
victoria's secret cracked me up! haha

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love the victoria's secret one!! LOL!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!! If I could turn my mind off, I would have a lot more time.....LOL!


Theresa said...

So much great information:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

LOL @ Victoria not revealing the secret! Thanks for the laughs as always. :)

Renae Simple Sequins said...

I see no new post today, so just letting you know I am thinking of you. Thanks for the compliment that I am cuter than EMMY. See tomorrow's post for more info regarding EMMY. (hint)

Take care my sweet friend!

Lynn said...

Hmmm - I have been chewed on by mosquitoes during early morning plant watering - I'll try that banana thing. :)

The luncheon sounded like great fun!

Belle said...

Thanks for all those tips about free stuff. I'll have to see what is free in Canada. Sometimes I enter contests, but I haven't won anything yet.

SweetMarie said...

I LOVE the cupcake bouquet!
You've got so much useful info all the time! I am signed up for Dunkin Donuts, but now I need to sign up with Starbucks and Godiva!
Kobe Steakhouse has a good deal for your birthday dinner as well. :)

JOHN said...

Always enjoybyour blog

Denise said...

Thanks for all you share.

andy said...

Lots of info today ! Hope you have a wonderful day