Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bye Bye feebay hello WebStore

Bye Bye feebay, Hello (http://Webstore.com/~valleygirl2013)
I have been checking out a few different options this week as far as selling my stuff on EBay or as I like to call them FEEBAY! I open a store with Webstore.com. So far I have 3 items posted. I'll be back to share more info with you later on. I have to get busy listing my stuff.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
OK everybody have you read all the news lately about EBay? I have and here is the latest, EBay Inc.'s PayPal is cutting as many as 400 jobs, or about 3 percent of the workforce! Oh my, maybe it is because they SUCK! At least in my experience as a seller. I am now using sell pin

Check it if you can. Sell pin is only charging 3.5 % final value fee, as long as you pin it to Pinterest.
Not a bad deal if you ask me.
My fisrt item I have up for sale is a vintage set of Holt Howard Santa & Mrs Clause
Salt & Pepper Shakers!

Keep an eye out for more stuff I will be posting in the next few days.
And be sure to tell your friends and family about sellpin.com...
Monday, October 08, 2012

I found a new way to Sell your stuff online

Have you had it with FeeBAY (EBay)? I have!!!
As of Today October 8, 2012 I am never going back to EBay, done with them! The new site I have found is called TIAS or The Internet antique store, or http://www.tias.com/
I will be listing a lot of Our Estate sale finds on this new site.
It is gonna take me a few week to get my store up and running, but wait till you see all the goodies I will have listed. The deal is for TIAS, you must have an 25 different products with a total minimum sale price of $1,200 are required to start your store! They offer a  month-to-month plan for $39.95 per month minimum fee. If your total sales for one month on TIAS.com result in a monthly 10% commission fee paid to TIAS.com that is greater than $39.95, you pay just the 10% commission that is due. No other additional fees will apply! In my opinion that is a great deal!
Saturday, May 01, 2010

Gardening Tips

In many areas of around America, gardeners are eagerly transplanting seedlings from the flats they purchased at retail into their home gardens. This all sounds pretty simple but there are a few pointers from the experts that we'll share here to ensure your gardening success. Part of that success entails avoiding transplant shock, providing the right kind of fertilization, and having irrigation set up so you can water from Day 1.
A few key tips from National Garden Bureau and our members:
First is the transplanting date. Do not attempt to transplant annuals before the soil has warmed up enough to not inhibit growth. Also it's important to pay attention to last frost-free dates for your area. This Last Spring Frost Date Map from Botanical Interests will help.
Transplant when your plants are the appropriate size. While in the garden center, check to see if the plant has developed enough of a root system so they come out of the flat, but yet, before the plant gets too big and rootbound in the cell.
Water plants thoroughly (preferably from the bottom) before undertaking your tranplanting. Also, keep the plants in the shade until you need them.
Cloudy, calm days are preferable to sunny, windy days. More tips can be found on various plant types on the NGB Fact Sheets.
Make planting holes, drop in the seedlings, and cover them up as quickly as possible to minimize the time the roots are exposed to air. The general rule is to set the plants at the same depth they were growing in the original container. If your plants were grown in peat pots, be sure the top rim of the pot is covered with soil to prevent the pot from wicking water away from the roots. For some exceptions to this rule, read tips from Johnny's Selected Seeds here.
Water the plants as soon as possible. Even if the soil is moist, transplants should still be watered in to settle them into their holes and increase the root-to-soil contact.
Add a dilute water-soluble fertilizer (good fertilizer tips here from Veseys Seed) to the watering-in solution.
If transplanting to intermediate containers, Park Seed's Gardener's Handbook offers good advice.
If your plans include a mixed container garden, this article and video from Gardener's Supply shares four tips for success.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sookie the wonder cat

This is our cat Sookie, she is 8 months old now, and she can play with bottole caps all day long, she will chase them and bring them back to you.I think she is part dog! ^-_-^

Bandit the golf cart dog

This is our dog Bandit, he loves to go for rides on the golf cart.He will sit there for hours waiting till we go for a ride...Then he runs so fast he is pulling the golf cart down the street....

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

It's been 5 month's since my Mom passed away

It has been 5 months since my wonderful Mom passed away from Alzheimer’s. She was only 78 when she left this world. I still miss my Mom as much today, as the day she died. I still have my moments of crying, because we were so close. I talked to her every day, before she got to sick and had to be admitted to the hospital. I last saw my dear Mother in February 2009 until March 2009. What a wonderful visit we had, I took a video of her and my brother, I will cherish that clip of us forever. My sister-in-law and I fussed over her those 12 days, we laughed, we played games, one day we even dressed her up as a cowgirl .I have really tried to get on with things, but it is when I am here that I feel such an overwhelming sense of loss. I wake up every day with her on my mind. I didn’t have opportunity to say goodbye to her because I'm in the Chicago land area and she was in Texas although I did say goodby on the phone to her. I have some of her ashes and a clip of her hair. She taught me so much in the time I had with her; like how to balance a check book, how to Bake a cake and all her great recipes for making a family meal ,she made me who I am. My heart still hurts for her.

This is a poem I found online: It helps me get through my days.

You never said "I'm leaving"

You never said goodbye

You were gone before I knew it,

And only God knew why

A million times I needed you,

A million times I cried

If Love alone could have saved you,

You never would have died

In Life I loved you dearly

In death I love you still

In my heart you hold a place,

That no one could ever fill

It broke my heart to lose you,

But you didn't go alone

For part of me went with you,

The day God took you home.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Grandma pushed a hoop with a stick ! A stick!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Smile

A smile cost nothing but gives so much. It enriches those who receive,without making poorer those who give.It takes but a moment, but the memory of it last forever.
None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor but that he can be made rich by giving it.
A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in business,and is the countersign of friendship.
It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged ,sunshine to the sad and it is natures best antidote for trouble. Yet it can't be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.
Some people are to tired to give you a smile, so give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has none to give.
Monday, November 09, 2009

Cyber Wars - Sabotaging The System "60 Minutes" Part 1 November 8 2009 President Obama

You can watch the whole videohere http://www.60-minutes.info/

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Alzheimer's Reading Room

Alzheimer's Reading Room

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Difficult Days

My mother, Penny, passed away on Sept. 16, 2009 of dementia. I am happy she was at Hospice. They are wonderful people.It’s been difficult to write more than a few lines without breaking down.Plus, it is not easy writing about a remarkable woman.My family wasn’t wealthy, but we wanted for nothing.She modestly and unsparingly gave of herself though her time,her hard work and her words of encouragement.Mom spent 47 years devoted to my father in marriage.My Parents loved to go out and go dancing,especially when Saturday Night Fever came out in 1977. My Mom was one of those 1950's sitcom moms. She taught me to write thank you letters, she shopped, she was a awesome cook and raised 3 children.Mom didn't return to work until I was in 1st grade ( I was the youngest of the 3).When I was 9 my Grandmother (Nana) moved in with us. Nana was my Mom's Mother, so I was lucky to have had that time with the both of them. It was like having 2 Mothers,wow was I lucky. All my friends liked coming to our house ,something was always baking in the oven.I can remember my Nana having home baked chocolate chip cookies and hot chocolate on a cold winter day. But back to my Mom, she could bake seventeen kinds of cookies ,grow vegetables in her garden,be a loving wife, a wise and gentle mother, and successful business woman . But those days are gone, but not forgotten.
Thursday, September 10, 2009

The T-Mobile Dance

Flash mob dance T-Mobile

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Langhorne Speedway, Back in the day

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sookie the new kitten

Well here she is my new kitten, Sookie. She is 9 weeks old,purrs all of the time.
Soft ,loveable ,cute and very playful . The 1st night she slept with me all night,last night she roamed the house all night.
Monday, August 17, 2009

I am getting a Kitten today

My honey bunny is getting me a kitten this afternoon, I am so very excited. We have done our research on several cats. We are going with a gray domestic cat.She is 8 weeks old, and purrs a lot.I plan on having her to be an inside cat.I am going to make life inside fun --with toys, playtime , a window to look out of, a homemade scratching post, and a few twigs of catnip in a homemade sock.I will post a picture and video's of Sookie the wonder kitten later this week.
Saturday, August 08, 2009

Cinnamon the powerful antioxidant

Did you know that Cinnamon is good source of manganese, fibre, iron and calcium. Several studies indicate that cinnamon may help prevent type II diabetes, lower blood pressure, lower LDL cholesterol, and lower blood sugar. Cinnamon is a powerful antioxidant. I should say, cinnamon is very high in antioxidant activity.Many researchers believe that one of the best ways to protect the brain is through the ingestion of antioxidants. Cinnamon fits the bill.You can put it in you coffee as well.Studies indicate that smelling cinnamon increases brain activity. There are also some who believe that cinnamon is an aphrodisiac. One thing for sure, it is very pleasant to smell.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009

3 Cool Cocktails you can make

Here are 3 new drinks you can make with True Blood.
1. The Fangbanger - Tru Blood, Vodka
2. Death on the Beach - Tru Blood, Peach Schnapps, Pineapple Juice, Vodka
3. Plasmapolitan - Tru Blood, Citron, Cointreau, Fresh Lime Juice
Tuesday, August 04, 2009

A clothes line in our backyard

Up to 25% of a home's energy usage can come from a dryer alone. My mom used to always line-dry clothes in our backyard when we were growing up. I didn't realize that not everybody everywhere could just do that. But some people do feel it can be unsightly and, I guess, detract from everyone's enjoyment of the outside area.But not in the Valley of Oz. This is my Honny Bunny,line drying our wash.
Not only does it save us money on our Electric bill, but it saves the dryer.And it's also a "green" thing.So exercise your right to dry.
Sunday, August 02, 2009

Speaking of Blood Oranges

In the kingdom of citrus, blood oranges are royalty. You know that every bite is an explosion of sweet, deep orange flavor, with hints of raspberry.
Blood Orange Roast Pork Loin
3 blood oranges
1 3-pound boneless pork loin, rolled and tied [2 lb]
3 TB extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 large onion, cut into 8 wedges
2 fresh rosemary sprigs, leaves stripped from stems [1], plus additional for garnish
1/2 cup dry white wine [6 TB]
1/2 cup low-salt chicken broth [6TB]
1 large garlic clove, pressed
Blood orange slices
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 450 degrees.
With a paring knife or vegetable peeler, remove strips of peel from the oranges and place the peels in a small bowl. Add the cut up onion or shallot, the rosemary leaves and 2 teaspoons of the olive oil. Toss well.
Place the pork in a roasting pan and rub with the remaining olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper, seasoning well. Scatter the contents of the bowl around the pork and roast for 25 minutes, until the onions/shallots are browning.
Meanwhile, juice the oranges, squeezing out 3/4 cup [1/2 cup]. If short, make up the difference with regular orange juice. Add the juice to a small saucepan, along with the wine, chicken broth and garlic. Bring to a boil and let boil until reduced by about 25%, seven minutes or so.
When the pork has roasted for 25 minutes, remove from the oven, lower the temperature to 350 degrees, and add about 3/4 of the liquid mixture to the roasting pan. Reserve the remainder.
Baste the pork with the pan drippings and liquid. Return to the oven, basting frequently, until the internal temperature at the thickest point is 150 degrees. Begin to check after 30 minutes. [My very thick pork needed a total of 60 minutes at 350]
Move the pork to a serving platter and cover loosely with foil to tent. Add the reserved liquid to the roasting pan, scraping up any fond. Bring this sauce to a boil and let boil until slightly thickened, 3 -5 minutes.
If a rolled roast, cut the string. Slice the pork into serving sizes and drizzle with the sauce. Garnish with orange slices and rosemary.
Serves 6,bon appetit !

August 2nd and it's still a wee bit chilly 4 me

It is hard to believe that it is August 2, 2009 and here in the Land of Oz the temperature is 59 degrees...Oh well...It's that time again,off to delivery the Sunday newspaper to the residents of this village in the land of Oz. Another day another $51.00, that would be 300 Sunday newspapers at .17 cents per paper,wow.Well it is Sunday after all so I'll be making a pork roast for dinner tonight with all the fixings. Our favorite shows are on tonight , True blood on HBO. And have you heard that they are now offering Tru blood soda pop? For only $16.00 for a 4 pack.It's official! The Tru Blood drink has now been 'DE-fictionalized' and emerges into reality as a delicious blood orange carbonated drink. The Tru Blood Drink is an exact replica of the bottle design as seen on True Blood. The 14oz glass Tru Blood bottle is stained in a rich red, with raised Tru Blood English lettering and matching Japanese Kanji.You can pre order the drink at HBO.com...
This blood orange flavored soda is slightly tart, lightly sweet and subtly carbonated. Designed to taste great ....Stay Tuned for more to come.
Saturday, August 01, 2009

Ahhh... these where the days

Garden Update

I got my first tomato yesterday.Yeah !!!This is a picture of it 2 days before I picked it.This year I pinched and removed the suckers that developed in the crotch joint of two branches. They won’t bear fruit and will take energy away from the rest of the plant. But go easy on pruning the rest of the plant. You can thin leaves to allow the sun to reach the ripening fruit. Happy gardening ^-_-^
Friday, July 31, 2009

Your Dad Asks Computer Questions

The dog rescue

So here I was working on my blog the other day,and I hear my neighbor's dog "Aussie" crying out in pain.I looked out my window and several other neighbor's are running over to find out what has happened.From the sound of her cry I knew something was wrong.So we run across the street, some how Aussie got herself caught up in a plastic yard chair.Aussie had already bitten her owner who was trying to help get her free from the yard chair. So I ran back home got a sleeping bag ,I put the sleeping bag over her head,the I just pushed down on the slats of the chair while my honey bunny freed the dogs paws. Boy was Aussie ever so grateful for us helping her out. Talk about a pure adrenaline rush....Here is a picture of that lovely animal.I am just glad we where able to help, the owner & dog are OK :)
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Donkey Bong

Donkey Bong
Sunday, July 26, 2009

Our Dog,We sure do miss him...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Out on the town

My other half took me out to dinner the other night,What a treat :)It was a brand new restaurant in town, so we wanted to check it out. T- Bones Steakhouse (the old Fahrenheit!) The Ambiance is very inviting, but the bar noise needs to be addressed. The staff was very Attentive. We started out the evening with some wine,for wine to be really enjoyed they should have the larger wine glass, the wine was good but very small glasses.We started out with a Lettuce wedge enough to share and it came w/great bacon, wonderful bleu cheese, the lettuce was so tender.The steaks where awesome, they where a little pricey,but well worth it.But overall everything was very good.Can't wait to go back to try their desserts...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Out in My Garden

Well all the mulch has been laid down,all the weeding has been done, and my back is killing me.Off to the doctors office I go.But my garden looks wonderful. I can not wait to harvest all the goodies.Here are the pictures of my Garden of Oz,and the ladies responsible for all of their support.
Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Rasta Gourmet " FRIDAYS"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Severe, constant pain

I injured my lower back almost 15 years ago. The doctor wanted to do surgery on my back ,but I said no way. I know to many people who have gone that route and wish they never did. I have been prescribed Soma, and this is a wonder drug.I began taking this medication nearly 10 years ago after my Dr. decided to take me off of Flexeril because of it's inability to sustain effectiveness. The first time I took Soma it knocked my on my butt and I was afraid to take it again. But I did and am glad because it has been so much more effective than any other muscle relaxer I have tried.It really help's me get through my day.Carisoprodol works by intercepting pain signals from the nerves to the brain.
Sunday, July 12, 2009

My Mom Called tonight

My Mom called me tonight,some of you might think "well I talk to my mom all the time" but my Mom has Alzheimer's.She has advanced to stage 6 now.She took a fall 2 months ago,thank god she didn't break anything.But for the time being she's in a nursing home,getting her strength back,so she can go back and live at my brother & sister-in-laws home.I flew out to see her in March and spend some time with her.It is so hard to see her this way. My Mom was so full of life and so very smart,then my Dad died and she started losing it.I thought I was doing everything right, I took her to a neurologist,then a Geriatric psychiatrist . All they did was give her namenda and aricept.So 7 years later,she gets confused very easily.The doctors Tell me if not for the drugs she is on,she would not even be able to talk.Mom asks to go home ,but to her "Home" is where she grew up,not her home in Florida.I guess the worst part is she thinks my Father left her.But we know he is in Heaven watching over her for the time being.