history of fathers day…

Here is some interesting information on Father’s Day that you may not know! (via)

A brief history of Father’s Day: Believe it or not, it was a Mother’s day sermon in 1909 that prompted the founding of the modern Father’s Day. A young woman named Sonora Smart Dodd had been raised by her father after her mother died. When she attended the church that day in May she decided that Fathers needed to be celebrated too! So she held the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane Washington on June 19th of 1910.

President Calvin Coolidge designated the third Sunday in June as the annual celebration of Father’s Day in 1924. In 1972, President Richard Nixon made the observance a permanent national one.

So there you are.  Now  SHOUT OUT to MY dad….I love you and happy Father’s Day!! 

FATHER’S DAY this year is on JUNE 16, 2013.

this award is so bright…I gotta wear shades….

  Thank you so very much to Hot Rod Cowgirl for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!  Definitely check out her blog because this is one lady that knows her way around a camera….a horse stall….and a suped up hot rod!!!  I also love that she lived in Wyoming (that’s where MY ranch lives…..minus the horses!)  Thanks again!!


The rules in accepting this wonderful award are….

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.

2. List seven random things about yourself.

3. Nominate 10 other blogs that you admire and enjoy.

4. Notify the nominees.

5. Display the award logo on your blog.

Oh dear…..seven more secrets!!  I’m running out of secret things so I’m just going to give my social security number and all my pin numbers to my accounts…………..(settle down, just kidding)

1.  I mostly played with cars when I was little, but if I played with dolls…I chose the ugly ones.

2.  I love making my own green drinks and almond milk.

3.  My bucket list includes seeing the Redwood Forest.

4.  I don’t remember my teacher’s names, but I remember the tennis shoes I had in 3rd grade.  PF Flyers….striped.

5.  The ocean freaks me out and I will scream the same, whether it’s a jellyfish or seaweed.

6.  I have been to Israel….twice.

7.  I was in the Arizona Diamondbacks stadium, with 45,000 people, and was smacked by the ball…..and no one tried to catch it….we were in the expensive seats, where everyone ducks.

So there you have it…….more silly secrets about sandi. 

NOW….let’s talk about MY favorite blogs!!!

http://susanstilwell.com (a beautiful, godly woman and fantastic teacher of the Bible.  You will love her wit!!!)

http://kristibutler.blogspot.com/ (my new friend, that I have yet to meet, but I can tell you that if we ever had a slumber party, I would keep her awake and make her laugh….all night long!)

http://blogmamasusan.blogspot.com/  (same friend as my first pick, but a FANTASTIC blog for those newbie bloggers!)

http://plantbasedadventures.com/ (great post for those who need some “healthy” prodding in the kitchen!)

http://busymomgetsfit.com/ (another healthy blog that includes eating right, exercise and even sports nutrition for kids!)

http://www.livingbetterat50.com/ (not a blog, but a great website for those of us (me) over the young age of 50!)

http://www.domestickingdom.com/ (started by pastor’s wives in Dubai,with bloggers all over the world contributing!)

http://wellnessmama.com/ (you are going to love this blog….fantastic homemade health, beauty and food recipes! Ck it out!)

http://urbanwallart.wordpress.com/ (here is an unbelievable artist that is about to get crazy popular! Check out his spray-paint art!  You will love it!!)

Hope you like all the suggestions and please, check out these favorites of mine!  You’ll be glad you did!!

“We’ve run out of lemons”, she said bitterly…

I realize it’s not cold enough to think of your lemons freezing……but a frozen lemon is a GOOD thing!!  Didja know? Didja?

So how can you use the whole lemon without waste?
Simple..place the lemon in the freezer section of your refrigerator. Once the lemon is frozen, get your grater, and shred the whole lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on top of your foods.
Sprinkle it to your whisky, wine, vegetable salad, ice cream, soup, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, sushi, fish dishes. All of the foods will unexpectedly have a wonderful taste, something that you may have never tasted before.
Most likely, you only think of lemon juice and vitamin C. Not anymore!!
Now that you’ve learned this lemon secret, you can use lemon even in instant cup noodles.
What’s the major advantage of using the whole lemon other than preventing waste and adding new taste to your dishes?  Well, you see lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins  than the lemon juice itself. And yes, that’s what you’ve been wasting. But from now on, by following this simple procedure of freezing the whole lemon, then grating it on top of your dishes, you can consume all of those nutrients and get even healthier.
It’s also good that lemon peels are health rejuvenators in eradicating toxic elements in the body.  So place your lemon in your freezer, and then grate it on your meal every day. It is a key to make your foods tastier and you get to live healthier and longer! That’s the lemon secret!
Better late than NEVER! 
Here are the surprising benefits of lemon!
Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells.  It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.
Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits. You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease. Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy.
How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so as not to jeopardize the beneficial multimillionaires large corporations? As you know, the lemon tree is known for its varieties of lemons and limes. You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc…
It is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumors. This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types.
Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer. It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure which is too high and an antidepressant, combats stress and nervous disorders.
The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that It destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas …The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells. And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells.
Good info….however:

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So….there you go.


recipe for … ice?

Ok, normally I like to keep you all to myself…..however, today we’re going on a field trip.

There is a GREAT recipe on Food.com that I thought you might be interested in making, even if you haven’t mastered the joy of cooking. 

Yes, it’s for ice.  

Apparently, Chrissie G has some relatives of mine that do NOT know how to replace ice cube trays (these are also the family members that drop their dirty clothes next to the hamper, and the adorable ones that would rather place the toilet paper on TOP of the holder)

Thankfully, we have kept up with current times and have an ice maker now…. but oh, but I remember those days all too well.

So skip over with me to THIS SITE and click on RATINGS AND REVIEWS to read all the hilarious comments that go with this very important recipe!

Don’t worry, you don’t have to sign in to read all the reviews.  This is really funny, and I promise you will laugh!

Print out the recipe for those times when unexpected guests come over.  It will be a hit!!

Enjoy and don’t forget to come back and let me know what you think!!