Saturday, October 19, 2013

Did You Know You Can Make Your Own Brown Sugar?

Did you know you can make your own brown sugar? Since I have been working full time, I don't do as much baking as I used to. So tonight when I wanted to make cookies, I found I was out of brown sugar. Thinking there is no real substitute I Googled it anyway. And I was happily surprised to find that brown sugar is nothing but white sugar and molasses. I was even more happy that I had some molasses on hand!(It's been a long time, but I do like to make gingerbread.) So I poured a cup of white sugar into a bowl with 1 1/2 Tablespoons of molasses and stirred together with a fork. This make a nice, soft brown sugar that worked perfectly in my cookies!

Did You Know You Can Buy Safety Equipment Online?

Did you know you can buy safety equipment online? I like to do most of my shopping online whenever I can. I just came across supply line direct for safety equipment. It never occurred to me that you can buy safety equipment online, but they have everything to cover and protect you from head to toe: head and face protection, eye protection, clothing, gloves, safety vests and boots.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Did You Know About the Firefly Run?

Did you know about the Firefly Run? It is a night time 5k event that promises to be a lot of fun! It takes place on Nov 2 at Reliant Center. I am also an amassador for this year's event. If you are interested take a look at their website. If you want to save on registration I can give you a discount code for $10 off registration. Simply enter the code Kouba13 at registration. It is good until Oct. 30. I hope to see you at this year's Houston Firefly event!!

Did You Know How to Find Comfortable Pillows?

Did you know how to find comfortable pillows? A good night's sleep is important. And part of that means having a nice comfortable pillow. Even my 3 year old goddaughter woke up crying about her neck hurting the other night! If even a toddler knows it's important to have the right pillow, I think it's safe to say that it's important to find neck pillow specials! I found that you can order all kinds of different pillows online. There are the neck pillows and the travel pillows I expected but they even have contoured pillows and face pillows for those who sleep on their stomachs! Take a look today and start getting a better night's rest!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Did You Know The Benefit of Mosquitos?

Did you know the benefit of mosquitos? In an area prolific with mosquitos, this topic of conversation often comes up. After watching a hiking program last night which mentioned a benefit of mosquitos, I decided to look it up. And of course, I should have thought of these obvious benefits of mosquitos: -They help pollinate plants; specifically mentioned on the program was blueberries -They are low on the food chain allowing for those of us higher up to sustain our selves and this one not so obvious: -They have contributed to our medical advances; synthetic anesthesizers for example as well as super small injection needles

Did You Know About Stairlift Chairs?

Did you know about stairlift chairs? These are the motorized chairs that help folks "ride" up the stairs. There are many different kinds of people who might need to use a stair lift chair. Of course older folks or those who have little to no use of their legs are the first that come to mind when thinking of those who would benefit from a stair lift in their home. The lifts make it possible for these people to stay in the homes they have been in, requiring no need to move. It also allows them to go to the home of a loved one if that is more beneficial. I have seen the stair lift chairs in public places as well. This makes it more convenient for people who cannot climb the stairs when there are no elevators in a building. This is usually the case with older buildings; for example, I have seen a stair lift chair in a small local museum and historical society building. Using a stair lift allows for more freedom for those with limited mobility to stay in the place they most desire.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Did You Know the Lord Always Provides?

Did you know the Lord always provides?

 It seems that our God always provides for us and has blessed us every time we have needed it. I am not saying that he just rains money down on us or bestows these high dollar things that some people seem to preach. But He always seems to come through in ways that get us just where we need to be. For example, just this week, just today, my son and I were stressing about how he was going to buy one more textbook that he found out he has to have by Monday. And...he received two checks in the mail today! Not huge ones, but just enough to get us out from that stress of where we were going to get the money for one more book....*huge sigh of relief and prayers of gratitude that God has once again provided just what we needed*. I am not one to preach or believe in the "health and wealth" theory folks hear from TV evangelists so often. But I do want to express my gratitude for the provisions we have received....and I don't think it's just good luck!