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Friday, April 26, 2013

LinkUp #23

Time for another Free for All Friday.

The rules:

  • No more then 5 links.
  • You must link to individual posts on your blog instead of the just your blog.
  • Same with shops (zibbet, etsy, etc.), link to a specific item in your shop.
  • Twitter and Facebook links are welcome.
  • Links must be family friendly.
  • Don’t forget to grab one of my buttons (they’re on the left).
  • Following me is not required, but it is helpful (for me).
  • Beyond that anything goes.

Now get to it and have fun.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

LinkUp #22

Time for another Free for All Friday.

The rules:

  • No more then 5 links.
  • You must link to individual posts on your blog instead of the just your blog.
  • Same with shops (zibbet, etsy, etc.), link to a specific item in your shop.
  • Twitter and Facebook links are welcome.
  • Links must be family friendly.
  • Don’t forget to grab one of my buttons (they’re on the left).
  • Following me is not required, but it is helpful (for me).
  • Beyond that anything goes.

Now get to it and have fun.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

My Favorite Things: Conditioner

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Specifically, one of my favorite things is Alberto V05 conditioner, their shampoo isn’t too bad either.  What’s not to love?  They have so many different varieties with different scents and colors to choose from.  I am currently using their Herbal Escapes Free Me Freesia, but my favorites are their Moisture Milks Berries and Cream and Peaches and Cream.  They smell wonderful and are perfect for dry hair. 

Another thing that’s great is the price.  You’re looking at $1 or less for a 15 oz. bottle of conditioner.  I frequently see it go on sale at CVS for 77 cents a bottle, usually with a limit of 10 bottles.  A couple of times I’ve seen the price drop as low as 66 cents, also at CVS pharmacy.  I tend to wait for those sales and stock up.  Why not? They are non-perishables that are fairly easy to store.  And conditioner is a good thing to have on hand.

Good uses for conditioner:

  • Shaving
  • Detangling doll hair
  • Detangling people hair
  • Fabric softener, mix it with water and vinegar first.
  • Removing makeup
  • Preventing rust
  • Dealing with head lice Surprised smile

Want more?  Check this list of ideas.

How about you?  What’s your favorite conditioner?  Know any other uses for it?

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Friday, April 12, 2013

LinkUp #21

Time for another Free for All Friday.

The rules:

  • No more then 5 links.
  • You must link to individual posts on your blog instead of the just your blog.
  • Same with shops (zibbet, etsy, etc.), link to a specific item in your shop.
  • Twitter and Facebook links are welcome.
  • Links must be family friendly.
  • Don’t forget to grab one of my buttons (they’re on the left).
  • Following me is not required, but it is helpful (for me).
  • Beyond that anything goes.

Now get to it and have fun.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

My Favorite Things: Pigeons

You read that title correctly.  One of my favorite animals are…

Pigeons

…Pigeons.

Yep, I actually like “rats with wings”.  What is it about them?  First off is their walk, I guess I have a thing for birds that walk or strut instead of hop.  It’s one of the reasons I also like chickens.  I also think they are pretty birds.  Just take a look at those iridescent feathers on that male in the photo.  And I love the ones with white/brown feathers, though people usually call those one “doves”.  Technically the terms dove and pigeon refer to the same animal.  True they aren’t necessarily the smartest birds I know.  I once saw a pair of pigeons attempt to outrun a bus.  Luckily for them the driver had a heart.  Still, I think they are great birds and such fun to watch.

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

LinkUp #20

Time for another Free for All Friday, although it is a day late. Eye rolling smile 

The rules:

  • No more then 5 links.
  • You must link to individual posts on your blog instead of the just your blog.
  • Same with shops (zibbet, etsy, etc.), link to a specific item in your shop.
  • Twitter and Facebook links are welcome.
  • Links must be family friendly.
  • Don’t forget to grab one of my buttons (they’re on the left).
  • Following me is not required, but it is helpful (for me).
  • Beyond that anything goes.

Now get to it and have fun.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

My Favorite Things: Knee Socks

If you happen to run into me on the street, be it winter or even in summer, you will look down and see these…

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Knee socks.

That blue pair in the photo? I have at least two pairs.  I also have several others that are white, cream, black, dark blue, etc.  Most of my socks I got at Wal-Mart and 99 Cents Only Store. Wal-Mart usually sells them for about $2 and then clearances them about this time of year.  99 Cents Only Store socks are always $1 and I frequently see them for sale throughout the whole year. The problem is their socks are prone to pilling, wash very gently.  I wear my knee socks almost everyday of the week, and in all weather.  I just think they are so cute, and very useful.  On cold days they obviously keep my legs warm.  And sunny days they actually help protect my legs from the effects of the sun, something many people don’t seem to think about much.  I remember reading somewhere that the back of the leg at the calf is a common place for skin cancer to appear in women.  If I remember the source I’ll post it.  The reasoning is that that area does get a lot of exposure to the suns rays, just like your nose, cheeks, and shoulders.  However, most people aren’t as careful about applying sunscreen there, same goes for the neck and chest area which definitely show the effects of sun, but that’s going way off topic.  The point is that wearing knee socks year-round make sense, plus it’s still fun. 

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