Saturday, 25 November 2017

Christmas is coming!!!!!

November 25, 2017





It's that time of the year again. Thanksgiving is over & its time for me to share a lot of awesome Christmas shows (mostly on YouTube), for those of us who do have internet, but who do not have cable.

One of my favourite Muppet Christmas shows, "A Muppet Family Christmas."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWTSe_Y5Klg

& another old favorite "Christmas Eve on Sesame street."  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF4XRQwzls8&t=4s

A Garfield Christmas:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXmOp0zuAMg

Christopher the Christmas tree:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Dc8lHR4YKY&t=51s

A lovely Canadian Christmas show, featuring music by Valdy!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9_Vuk4geLE&t=19s

Elmo saves Christmas:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn7jJasD6Ak

Frosty the Snowman:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCzcTIXrmeU

The Snowman:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkUeH7DUdM4

Father Christmas:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc-FI2zGsAs

I remember watching this with my kids nearly 30 years ago! I still have it on VHS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLXyceT_j7M


Mole's Christmas was adapted from "Wind in the willows"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTWp3A5HraY

Olive the other Reindeer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s54sLlRNmHc

Here's a new video I found online last winter:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qehqv13PJwI

And while this isn't exactly holiday themed, I still think it fits here as being somewhat wintery. Do you remember watching the Woody Woodpecker show & there was cute 5 minute short in between Woody's episodes, called "Chilly Willy", a little penguin? Well, you can check them out again, here: http://www.chillywillyfan.com/video.php

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

I have been coming across a lot of interesting new stuff on Facebook & want to keep it where I can find it again, so I am going to be doing some cross posting here. I have been checking a lot of interesting new stuff on a place called  "The Shift Network". They have a lot of interesting article on past-life regression & many other spiritual areas. Another I like is Mindvalley. One thing I always do with these online things, is take whatever I find useful that is free. When they start trying to sell me stuff, I un-subscribe. YouTube also has a ton of useful free article & videos on Yoga, reincarnation, stress & just about any subject you can possibly think of.

Oh & hey, if you are looking for a Christmas gift for that impossible to buy for someone, Here's an amazing & inexpensive deal, Allen's apple juice is approx. $3 for a 1.89 L. bottle & you can get a free personalized calendar (you get to choose the photos), & it even included free shipping! How awesome is that?! Here's the address: http://allens.ca/calendar/  Me, I love personalized gifts, they're amazingly special, but they are often prohibitively expensive.

I have been trying out yoga the last year or 2, but its difficult for me, with my health issues. A Facebook friend recently introduced me classes on the dance craze that Miley Cyrus made crazy popular, "twerking". It looks interesting & fun, also difficult & painful. The jury is still out on that. Plus, this: 
On another note, I now officially have a new favoiurite meal, the no-carb BLT! Here's a link to the website:  http://www.delish.com/cooking/videos/a43536/how-to-make-no-carb-blt/
And here's my video of my 1st adventure making this (this video is also available on my YouTube page):  

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

I tried a new recipe for breakfast this morning.

Tuesday October 17, 2017
I saw a video on Facebook & thought this might be interesting to try out. I am not a big fan of trying new things with all my allergies, but since all the ingredients are things I have eaten, I thought it was worth a try. I really liked it. It's messy to eat, I would recommend LOTS of napkins; but it's freaking delicious!!

My original lite BLT made with 2 Tbsp. lite Mayo, 1 slice of bacon (halved) & white bread with the crusts removed (did you know that removing the crusts cuts the calories & fat for the bread in HALF!) is 199 calories. This makes 2 little BLTs & is approx. 90 - 100 calories! Wow! 😍



Here's the Facebook address for the video from Delish: 
Oh & here's my video:

As for the "pause" I don't know if my camera can do that, what I actually do is turn the camera off, re-start it when I am ready & use a cool free video editing program, called All Free Video Joiner, which is available here:  http://www.allfreevideoconverter.com/index.html They have a lot of wonderful free audio, video & other software.



Sunday, 27 August 2017

Recipes

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Today's post is going to be about food. Recipes & other goodies. I have been finding some interesting stuff on Facebook & wanted to share them here as well. 

This recipe is for easy-to-make, healthy cookies!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe25ikI_MWU

This creamy cucumber salad is only 90 calories!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe25ikI_MWU
I prefer mine with a light Italian vinaigrette, cuts the calories almost in half.

And here are some useful tips on using up your leftovers.  http://thekrazycouponlady.com/tips/at-home/the-best-15-ways-to-use-kitchen-leftovers/?utm_source=livingonadime.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange_facebook

Here's a pretty good recipe for refrigerator pickles:  http://www.livingonadime.com/homemade-garlic-pickles/

Here's a very interesting take on a cheese burger:  https://www.facebook.com/ChefClub.tv/videos/1660387150652558/?hc_ref=ARRY0gasNp5RKiwGQ6tXMgE3-LOk92tUY4kiL0uUkdd3C1pRxOxq_rOMh-_12-0JBYQ

And this looks interesting, but I don't generally cook with wine:  https://www.facebook.com/luxuryfoodlondon/videos/1536521949739594/?hc_ref=ARRNJ8LKXx0ZLtVkTcr7bZqm_iIpW1eM9xBFFdi60NtGPEFCdLgmv4VIaHi20-lH1Xk

And here's a recipe for home-made Ranch dressing:  https://www.facebook.com/luxuryfoodlondon/videos/1536521949739594/?hc_ref=ARRNJ8LKXx0ZLtVkTcr7bZqm_iIpW1eM9xBFFdi60NtGPEFCdLgmv4VIaHi20-lH1Xk

Chocolate oatmeal no-bake cookies:  https://www.facebook.com/MyFoodiesRecipes/photos/a.232968730173564.57399.232967203507050/265415473595556/?type=3&theater

And some interesting sheet cake decorating hacks: https://www.facebook.com/firstmediasoyummy/videos/1834172333563576/?hc_ref=ARRzc9cTHVdHX8azPSWN0hfmeKW7VZiKHT-jN1fZG_nUOfD01QwWnQEwPrYnSsOjmYw


Thursday, 24 August 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

This blog is going to be about saving money. I see all kinds of advertisements for what seems to be a good deal, until I look a little deeper. Sometimes I find good deals totally by accident. Last spring when I was still living in Abbotsford, I saw an ad for Garage, a very cool shop in 7 Oaks mall. They had tank tops on for $5 each, which is a pretty sweet deal, or so I thought. Later the same day I was buying some Mott's vegetable cocktail at the Dollar Tree & as I walked in the door I noticed they had racks of shirts. I liked this one so much, I got 2 of them! 

This spring I checked them out while I was in town (I live in Mission now) & bought several tank tops, like this one: 

They had a lot of different types of shirts & I even saw some girl's bathing suits at the one on Marshall road. They also often have socks, underwear & even bras.
And remember, this the Dollar Tree, each of these is only $1.25 (pt) for a post-tax total of $1.40!

Another thing you might want to know about, Sears in Abbotsford is going out of business. I saw them putting out a sign that said 50% - 70% off. I got 3 pairs of beautiful jeans there before Christmas, for under $10 a pair. And I got a beautiful faux-fur winter coat there in December 2015 for only $35 (originally tagged @ $199!) Check it out!! 
I got the black shirt @ Liquidation World in 2008. Black tends to make me heat sick, so I can only wear it in the winter.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Its a beautiful day today, so I took some pics of Mount Baker. I have a great view in my new place in Mission, BC.
I bought some new shirts yesterday, at the Dollar Tree in Abbotsford. Here's one:

Monday, 17 April 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hope those of you that celebrate Easter had a wonderful long weekend. I haven't posted anything since before Christmas, so I figured it was time to get off my ass & blog already.

It occurred to me that I should be sharing more of the stuff here, that I generally share on Facebook. Here's an interesting article on the rash of "religious liberty" & "bathroom" bills cropping up across the US. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zoe-dolan/the-civil-rights-struggle_b_8490982.html?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003
A couple of interesting articles on women's rights as they are reflected in public nudity laws: 
https://www.mtlblog.com/lifestyle/montreal-woman-walks-topless-on-saint-catherine-street#

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/31/moira-johnston-bares-her-breasts_n_1721308.html

And several lists of new, interesting films that have come out recently, on SXSW & other places.
https://www.queerty.com/untold-tales-armistead-maupin-6-coming-gay-films-years-sxsw-20170318
https://www.queerty.com/9-awesome-queer-web-films-shorts-series-check-20170319
https://www.queerty.com/10-awesome-gay-films-streaming-free-frameline-20170408
And something new & interesting looking on Netflix:  https://www.queerty.com/london-spy-gives-viewers-sexy-spy-couple-queer-style-20170408

I just learned something cool, did you know that we can make roads with recycled plastic?
https://www.facebook.com/1MillionWomen/videos/10158869878595393/

On a somewhat sad note, the author of one of my all-time favourite books "Zen &the art of motorcycle maintenance" has passed away. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/4/26/1656487/-Robert-Pirsig-Who-Took-Us-On-Inner-Journeys-In-Zen-And-The-Art-Of-Motorcycle-Maintenance-Has-Died

I saw a wonderful new video on Facebook today & I just had to share it. Also, Pennington's has 2 beautiful songs that you can download for free! You can watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/penningtons/videos/10154506875382967/