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Rescue Puppies

I had the pleasure of helping find homes for these sweet little babies!

They were a little scared and shy and through up in the box, but I cleaned them up with a wet towel, and I pet them and told them they were good babies.

I placed them in a clean box with a large bath towel and a cup of water and their new mommy took them to her house!

Helping rescue puppies is so fulfilling. I love taking care of them and I wish I could do this work on a more regular basis.


My Dehydrator Machine

Wash your fruit and pat dry. Peel the rinds if you don't want a leathery chew when you bite into it.

Cut fruit in rounds at about 1/4" thickness. Don't overlap pieces in the trays.

Place the fruit that will take longer at the bottom, closest to the heating element.

Check your time chart. If you have a variety of fruit in the trays, rotate them at half time (after 5-6 hours!)

Don't dehydrate end pieces and don't mix fruits and vegetables. I wouldn't want my pineapples smelling like jalapeños!

If your fruit is sticky or messy, it's not done dehydrating! It must be completely done before you can store it or it will mold fairly quickly. 

*NOTE--if you don't want your apples or bananas turning brown, dip them in lemon juice for 2 minutes before place on the trays!


Loving Pets Dog Treats Recall

What’s Recalled?

The recalled products and lot numbers include:
  • Loving Pets Barksters
  • Item #5700 Sweet Potato and Chicken
  • UPC 842982057005
  • Lot # 021619
  • Loving Pets Barksters
  • Item #5705 Brown Rice and Chicken
  • UPC 842982057050
  • Lot 021419
  • Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
  • Item #5100 Apple and Chicken
  • UPC 842982051003
  • Lot 051219, 112118, 112918, 012719, 012519, 013019
  • Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
  • Item #5110 Banana and Chicken
  • UPC 842982051102
  • Lot 112218, 112818, 112918, 013119
  • Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
  • Item #5120 Sweet Potato and Chicken
  • UPC 842982051201
  • Lot 112818, 020119
  • Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
  • Item #5130 Cranberry and Chicken
  • UPC 842982051300
  • Lot 020319, 112918, 020219
  • Whole Hearted
  • Item #2570314 Chicken and Apple Puff Treats
  • UPC 800443220696
  • Lot 121418, 121918, 122318, 010419, 010619, 010519
No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported.


Blood Pressure Apps are not Accurate!

Most people using smartphones already have a fitness app of some kind that came preloaded on their phone.

Like me, we've all used these apps to count our calories, the number of steps we've walked and check our heart rate.

What's left unsaid is that these apps should never be used to the exclusion of actual medical devices that help you monitor your health and should never be relied on to take medications based on the results given by the apps!

I've downloaded several "health" apps and tested them and have found a huge inconsistency that can mislead people into thinking their medication isn't working...

Upon doing some online research, I found an article that addresses this very problem! In fact, the FTC was involved because a particular Blood Pressure app claimed to read and monitor blood pressure accurately.
This claim can have devastating effects on people who take medications and rely on these apps to track their progress.

"Do not rely on Instant Blood Pressure for medical advice or diagnosis."

The article went on to say that such results are estimates only and that self-diagnosis can result in deterioration of health.

In a news report by CNBC in 2016, Dr. Beverly Greene from Seattle stated that "the cuff compresses the arteries and measures the amount of pressure the heart needs to get blood out to the arteries and the pressure of the arteries when the heart is relaxed," which clearly indicates the need for a BP cuff to get an accurate reading. 

So In the meantime, I've contacted Google Play Store about these apps and have asked them to obligate the developers of such apps to clearly mark them "FOR  ENTERTAINMENT  ONLY". 

BP results change within
3 minutes and registering 
high numbers!


Bucket Gardening

Without spending an exuberant amount of money, we were able to get some tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers going in 5 gallon buckets.

I prefer to buy seedlings from Bonnie because they advertise their plants come from heritage seeds and are "natural" non-GMO!

For under $50 we bought 7 buckets, 2 bags of river pebbles, 1 bg of sand, 5 bgs of Miracle Gro Potting Soil and 8 seedlings.

Having 76 degree weather the last two weeks, made it the perfect weekend activity for us, so we got started...

We drilled holes on the side of the buckets and watering tubes. Poured the sand and pebbles at the bottoms and filled with dirt to the rims of the buckets. Then transplanted the seedlings and gave them a good watering

We placed them on a raised make-shift shelf to keep the dogs from peeing on them!

And although I'm a city gal, my guy says he's gonna get me a straw hat and overalls!!! But the only farming I enjoy doing is Family Farm on my Android! LOL


Apps That Pay You Back

A couple of years ago, I discovered a few cell phone apps that offer money back on regularly bought items.

I love using coupons when I go grocery shopping but the rebate apps allow you to save additional money by scanning the UPC code and then submitting a photo of your store receipt!

So I bring a coupon for $1 to buy Angel Soft toilet paper. Then I scan the bar code from toilet paper into the rebate app AND submit photo of the receipt (proving I bought it) and I receive an additional .50 cents to $2 depending on the rebate offered! 

The rebates change weekly so there's plenty of opportunities to get money back. Your rebates can be given to you via PayPal or gift card like Amazon.

Here's a short list of the apps that really work!

-Checkout 51 --- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.c51

-Ibotta --- earn an extra $10 with my code  https://ibotta.com/r/jsv6q

-MobiSave --- https://www.mobisave.com/referral/LLBQDCCM

-Find & Save --- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wanderful.findnsave

-Receipt Hog --- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.infoscout.receipthog

-Walmart's Savings Catcher --- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.walmart.android


My Meatloaf with Eggs


1.5 to 2 lbs of ground beef
1 lg yellow grated onion
1 Tbsp minced garlic
.5 cup ketchup
1 beaten egg
.5 cup stuffing any flavor
3-4 Tbsp Worstershire sauce
.5 Tbsp of chilli pepper
Salt to taste

Mix well and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Have 3 hard boiled eggs peeled.
Place 1/2 mix in loaf pan. Place eggs back to back in the middle and cover with the rest of meat mixture.

Brush lightly with Sweet Baby Rays.
Cook 1 hr at 350. At 10 minutes left, sprinkle Italian shredded cheese on top and brown it.

Cool for 20-30 minutes before cutting to avoid crumbling. Serve with vegetables.


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