Dragonfly Treasure: 2011-01-30
Welcome to my
Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

Friday, February 4, 2011

My prayer for 2011

Dear God,

My prayer for 2011 is for a fat bank account & a thin body.
Please don't mix these up like you did last year.
AMEN!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hmmmm.........


February 03, 2011


Taurus (4/20-5/20)


Your personal problems are all fading away right now, which is great news for the people in your life who have been worrying about you. Let them know how you're doing. It's an important time for you in regards to your family relationships, so try to reach out to as many different branches of your family tree as possible. You provide a necessary and unique contribution to these people, and your insight, charm and humor would be a welcome addition to their lives right now.

Sometimes I check my Horoscope, just for fun. It's funny how sometimes it relates to what you are going through.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bubble up.....

When will the dreams stop
dreams of us together, happy
and in love
when will the nightmares begin
i want the nightmares!
i want the anger and the hate
not the peaceful wing of dove

i'm told i've pushed down my feelings
all these years
not allowed 'to feel'
don't upset or make you mad
have to keep an even keel
even with death i was not allowed to grieve
i love you mom, i love you dad

bubble up hate, bubble up anger
you are free now to feel
all my feelings ARE valid
and my thoughts are too
i am NOT defective
you are wrong
i am through loving you

deb newton 2011
 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Coffee Filter Uses

Better than paper towels and a lot less expensive...
Coffee filters .... Who knew!
And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree
 for almost nothing even the large ones.



1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.


2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome... Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.


3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.

4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.


5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.


6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.


7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.


8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.


9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.


10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.


11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.


12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters..


13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. It soaks out all the grease.


14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."


15. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.


16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.


17. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.


18. Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.


19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.

20. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies.. Saves on having extra bowls to wash.


21. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.


22. Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.

23. Use them to sprout seeds. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout.


24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book...


25. Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.

OH YEAH THEY ARE GREAT TO USE IN YOUR COFFEE MAKERS TOO.


Monday, January 31, 2011

Bloomin' Tea

With all that's been going on lately I decided my kids
and I needed something new and different.

We decided to try Blooming Tea.
Easy, warm and hopefully comforting.

What the heck is Blooming Tea you ask?
Wikipedia defines it as "a small bundle of dried tea leaves and flowers bound together with cotton thread into a ball. When steeped, the bundle expands and unfurls in a process that emulates a blooming flower. Flowers commonly used in flowering teas include globe amaranth, chrysanthemum, jasmine, lily, hibiscus and osmanthus." 

We heated the water.


Cute little bundles eh?



Once boiling, turned the heat off.


Dropped in the tea bundle and waited.


ooohh....


ahhh...


mmm....


pretty...


tasty too...


And best of all...

it made us smile.

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