Friday, April 18, 2014

How to convert a tie into a bowtie

Clever, right? I have a son and I actually have to teach myself to tie a regular tie and all the variations so I can teach him.  How will I do this?  Through the help of Youtube. While searching on how to tie a tie,  I came across the below instructional videos. Silly me and I'm sure I'm not alone, I thought you only could purchase bow-ties that way.  In other words, I did not know there was a way to convert a regular tie to one.  Did you know about this?  

This first video demonstrates how to convert a tie while around his neck.  The second video shows how to convert the tie on a table. I  thought the idea of converting a regular tie to a bowtie was interesting.
 Both videos are very informative and  to be able to convert a regular tie is a money saver.

Teach your child a life skill today ;-)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Rosie's Banana Muffins

I  had some over ripe bananas and took to the internet to see what I could make fast and that was easy.  I came across "I heart recipes". Rosie's recipe was all of the above. I had everything needed on hand. Having the ingredients already was one of the criteria in selecting the recipe as I didn't want to have to run out to the grocery store.  I also, selected Rosie's recipe due to the picture of the muffins and she had a video to show her preparing the muffins.

The muffins came out lovely and they were just as Rosie said, "Easy Moist Banana Muffins" and I'll add delicious! You noticed in the picture one is missing.  Well, I had to sample one prior to recommending the recipe.  I watched a few more of "I heart recipes" and have added items to my grocery list so, I'll have the items on hand.  If, I have to run out for an ingredient chances are I will not make that dish then.  I'm the only one that way?

Checkout "I heart recipes" and tell her "lady" sent you.

Go make muffins ;-)

Monday, March 17, 2014


It snowed again in the DMV (D.C,Maryland & Virginia).  Most of us in the area are tired of the snow, especially with the first day of spring just days away. To be exact THREE (3) days away.  We've had some spring like days prior to tease us. It was great to see the bright, warm sun.  So much so, we shed our coats for jackets.

I and some of my neighbors stored our shovels and ice melting salt without a thought of having to use it again until possibly later in the year. Some of my girlfriends  and I started  early SPRING cleaning packing up some of our heavier winter clothing and pulled out our spring items. It's so disappointing to have to pull some of those heavier items packed out again.  What's really hurtful is having to pull that stored shovel out. My old faithful "friend".  I broke out in a song of my own to keep my spirits up (lol)

Looking out at the snow
I don't want to open that door, cuz...
"I don't want to shovel today"
"wish that snow just melt away"

"I don't want to shovel today"
"wish that snow just melt away"
kids out of school today and all they want to do is play
Can't even get a kid to shovel for pay

"No one wants to shovel no more"
"No one wants to shovel today"
"wish that snow just melt away"
Can't even get a kid to shovel for pay
"wish that snow just melt away"

"I don't want to shovel today"