Friday, April 25, 2008

The Ants Are Marching

It's that time of year when insects are busy finding new homes and sources of food and water. Many people have ant problems. Rather than spray your home full of chemicals that affect not only adults, but especially pets and children, you can have a safe alternative with essential oils.

Non-Poisonous Ant Repellant

Put 4 oz. water in a cup-size sprayer bottle. Add the following essential oils and shake before each use. Keep area being invaded by ants sprayed 3-4 times a day until they go elsewhere.

10 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
10 drops Peppermint Oil
7 drops Clove Oil

Our choice for a pure and effective choice of essential oils is the Nature's Sunshine brand. Shop here.

Read about the research done on Peppermint Oil relating to insects, mosquitoes, malaria, West Nile virus and more.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Getting The Cheapest Gas

This website tells you which gas stations have the cheapest prices (and the highest) on gas in your zip code area. Every night MSN Autos receives pricing data from over 90,000 gas stations across the nation.

When you enter your zip code, you will see a map of your area with the gas stations and prices listed below.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Online Baby Scrapbooking

This website allows you to create an online scrapbook in minutes with unlimited storage space. Tools give the option to keep it private with only family members and friends able to access and whoever you approve to view will also receive an email anytime you update the scrapbook.

Great free way to share your child's life experiences with others without the cost of photo prints and multiple emails. This site makes it easy and that saves you time for other fun things in life.

For more details go to

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Recipe: Egg Replacer

From One Of Our Subscribers: S.K.

1 Tbsp. Flaxseed
1/4 cup of cold water

Grind 1 heaping Tbsp of flax seeds in a blender on the highest setting (or in a coffee grinder then transfer to blender). Add cold water and blend for 2 to 3 minutes until thick. 1/4 cup of Egg Replacer equals 1 egg.

"I saw this in Real Food and have used it many times and it works great. It's healthy too because it has no cholesterol, it's rich in essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6) and rich in fiber too."

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Time Banks For Gardening, Repairs and More

Everybody's got a skill or talent and if we all share, we can bank our time and glean payment by accessing another person's skills for work we need done. It's the same concept as a babysitting club. Somebody's job would be to administrate the plan by keeping track of the hours submitted by each member and notifying members of what they have accrued (maybe with a monthly email?).

This is great for neighborhoods, church groups, women's groups, homeschoolers, and any other group of people. There is even TimeBanking software to make things run smoother. Get more information at TimeBanks USA.
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