Category Archives: ORGANIC HEALTH & HOME

Refreeze Meat that Thawed. Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: Refreeze Meat that Thawed.
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So, you take out meat from the freezer, spend the time thawing it and surprise, change of dinner plans. Can you refreeze meat that you thawed?

No, you can not. Reason, bacteria grows at a rapid rate during thawing, and must be cooked to kill the bacteria. If your plans have changed, throw the meat covered (even add a marinade), into the refrigerator and cook later or the next day. And then, if you’d like to freeze it again, that is fine.

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Waterproof feet when boots aren’t waterproof.

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Quickies

Waterproof feet, when boots aren’t waterproof.

 

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Boots not water proof but, the snow needs to be shoveled?

Put on socks, then put on plastic trash bags or store bags on your feet before putting on boots. It will keep your feet dry as you walk through the wet snow or puddles.

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Eggs are Expired, Throw Them Away. Stupid Tip of the Day:

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Eggs are Expired, Throw Them Away.
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This is one of those questions, you only ask yourself, if your are trying to make something that calls for eggs and you run to the fridge, to find the carton date was last week.

It’s impossible to stop what you’re doing and run to the store, but now the whole thing is ruined without the eggs.

Truth, if you are using the eggs to bake, they are just fine. The “used by date” is suggested, and of course if you are making an omelet, you want fresh eggs. The eggs have approximately a 30 day window, for baking.

So go ahead and bake that cake or batch of cookies. Just be sure, to add eggs to your next grocery list.

A substituted for eggs is mayonnaise, if you don’t have eggs or are seriously past the due date.

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Signs and Symptoms of Ear Ache and Infections.

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Signs and Symptoms of Ear Ache and Infections.
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Problem:
“I want to know that What are the signs and symptoms of ear ache and infections?”

Tip from Tia: Thank
you for reading and thanks for your question!

An ear ache can start
radiating pain first, in your neck, face or gums. Ear aches have been
mistaken for toothaches in many cases. If you get the pain in your face,
there’s a good chance it’s turned into a sinus infection. Throbbing
means a blockage, which causes pain.

Most sinus infections are cause by
fungal overgrowth, yet doctors will treat with antibiotics to kill the
bacteria causing the swelling, which is part of the cause of the pain.
So, if you go the route or antibiotics I also recommend doing some
natural cures for fungal infections as well, this will help the body
re-balance quicker.

Natural anti-fungal’s are ingesting cloves, olive oil,
grapefruit seed extract, (ask pharmacist if it will cause interactions
with any of your medications before using). Putting olive oil drops in your ear can be very soothing, to inflamed ears. (warm a spoon with warm water from the faucet, put olive oil on the spoon, place oil carefully in painful ear.) Lay down when doing this, stay laying for a bit. Oil not needed will drain out.

If you get
crusty’s on the eyes, when feeling a bit under the weather, use the
natural ingesting anti-fungal’s to reduce your chances on getting an ear ache and/or
sinus infection.

 

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5 Wedding Day Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore. Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

By Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

 

5 Wedding Day Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore

 

Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

Wedding planning can seem extremely daunting. From invitations and photo shoots to catering plans and wedding dress selection, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. While there is a ton of planning to be done prior to the wedding, there are a few tips that can help you get through the day without a hitch. Below are five tips to ensure your wedding day is as perfect as you deserve!
Be Organized

OK, this tip might seem obvious, but it is true. The more organized you are before the wedding, the better the actual day will go. Do not feel bad about being organized. Your wedding party, family, and extra helpers will really appreciate it. Assign duties to anyone that you can. The less you have to do, the better.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

On your wedding day things will not go perfect. It is a fact of life. Pictures might run late or a bouquet for the altar might not arrive. If these (or any other mishap) should happen, do not fret! Just stay calm and relax. Usually the things that happen are little, and most guests will not even notice if something is missing. The most important thing that is happening is marrying the love of your life.

Have Someone Take Snapshots

You will have hired a photographer, but they will be taking all the professional photos. Ask a friend or family member to be taking photos of events going on throughout the day – getting ready, right after the ceremony, during the reception and dance, etc. Those are moments that you want captured on photo too!

Have Safety Pins on Hand

While this may seem simple enough, it’s something that many people overlook. The bustle on dresses often times break. A safety pin can help keep the dress up.

 

Get Food to Go

The day of your wedding is a complete whirlwind. It goes by so fast that you probably won’t remember much of it years later. Some bride’s and groom’s hardly remember to eat. Ask your caterer to pack up some food for you in a tray. You might eat some at the reception, but most couples get so busy visiting with guests that they rarely have time to eat. Caterers like McHale’s Events and Catering are really great at working with the bride and groom. Ask them to set aside some food for you to take back to the hotel later. There is a good chance you will be pretty hungry when the night is over!

Sure, many of the tips included above may seem obvious at first glance, but following them will help you avoid a wedding day diasaster!

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No Onions, No Cry. Quickie:

By Tia Cristy

Quickie: No Onions, No Cry.

 

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Do you cry, literately, when you chop onions?

Cutting onions can make even the macho cry, it’s be proven. So a simple tip to hold back the tears, is to put a piece of bread in your mouth, (keeping the majority of the bread hanging out of your mouth) while chopping.

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7 Stunningly Clever Remodeling Ideas for Your New Home. Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

By Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

 

7 Stunningly Clever Remodeling Ideas for Your New Home

 

So, you’ve just signed the closing papers on your new home, and you’d like to make it your own. Sure, you can go for something easy like a fresh coat of paint. However, if you’d really like to go above and beyond, check out this list to get your creative juices flowing:

 

Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

 

1. Rethink stairs

In most homes, the space under the stairs is woefully wasted; it’s just a walled in area that’s forgotten about. Instead, you can turn that area into a playroom, reading nook, nifty storage closet or any number or even a small powder room. After all, who wouldn’t like the addition of an extra half bath?

2. Think about platform storage

Besides adding visual interest to a room, platform storage is a great way to squirrel away little used items, like Christmas decorations. Remember, homebuyers today want more storage space than ever, so this addition is sure to pay you back.

3. New windows
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It’s really incredible how many different styles of windows are on the market today. Don’t be afraid to be bold. Just make sure that you polish the look with a great window treatments, like polywood indoor shutters.

4. Go for a walk in shower

If you’re lucky enough to have a large bathroom, check out ditching shower curtains and just go for a walk in shower. It’s a dramatic effect that will greatly increase your home’s value. Of course you will probably be sacrificing a bit of privacy if you opt to go with a walk in shower, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons.

5. Install toe kick drawers

The cabinets in your kitchen and bathroom probably have what are known as a toe kick: a recessed area under the cabinet door. However, that toe kick can be replaced for a drawer, giving you more storage space than ever.

6. Remove a kitchen wall

In the recent past, kitchens were generally walled off, creating many awkward and small spaces in your home. Knocking a wall out makes your home feel larger by creating an open floor plan. Opening up the kitchen to the living room can make a cramped living room feel more spacious. While this may not be an easy project, nor the easiest project to complete, it’s certainly one of the most worthwhile.
7. Create an attic bedroom

Would you like an extra bedroom in your home? Look into turning your home’s attic into a bedroom. This remodel generally doesn’t cost as much as you think, but it gives you a lot more square footage. Just be sure that you plan for how the space will be heated or cooled.

Remember, whether you bought a turn of the century historic home, or a space from the 70’s that screams, “flower power,” you really can turn your house into a dream space. Just identify what in your home doesn’t work for you and find a solution.

White Wine Removes Red Wine Stains? Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: White Wine Removes Red Wine Stains?
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So on the light carpet lay a stain from red wine. What to do? White wine is not the answer.  That is the Urban Legend’s of useful home tips. Though it may look to dilute the red stain, it is still wine, and is filled with sugars. White wine will stain the carpet as well, it just takes a little longer for that stain to appear. So the tip to pick up any wine spill, is peroxide.

As soon as you notice the spill, grab peroxide and apply to the area. You will need several towels for the process. Blot the spot to absorb the top level. Add more peroxide if needed. Then, with a new clean towel, apply pressure to retrieve the stain on the lower level.

After the stain is gone, apply a clean wet cloth to the area to absorb the remainder of the peroxide, so if the carpet is colored, it doesn’t lighten. For darker carpets. apply a small amount of dish soap to the water, wet towel and scrub out area.

This process should remove the stain without consequence to the color of the carpet.

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Effective Ways For Office Workers To Get Fit. Guest Blogger Alissa J.

By Guest Blogger Alissa J.

 

Effective Ways For Office Workers To Get Fit

TipsfromTia.com Photo Provided by Alissa J.
TipsfromTia.com Photo Provided by Alissa J.

 

It has been proven that working a 9-5 job inside an office can cause health risks like stress, eye conditions and weight gain. This is primarily because it keeps a person from moving most of his or her body muscles. In addition to this, the long exposure to blue light from electronics drains the energy off the body.

Office workers often compensate for these stressful conditions by keeping a stack of snack foods near their desks. These often consist of coffee, chips, chocolate bars and burgers, which of course are not healthy when eaten in excess.

The tips below can offer insights on how one can maintain health and fitness while working in a 9-5 office environment. In fact, such a weight loss program could be more comfortable and enjoyable for a person as it keeps in mind the person’s lifestyle and work habits.

1. Eat More Mini-Meals Instead Of A Few Big Meals:
Eating smaller meals helps our body process the calories we have just taken in better. Eating mini-meals will keep an office worker feeling full and alert throughout the day. This is because eating a big meal will rapidly increase a person’s sugar levels. This causes the body to process it with a high dose of insulin, which in turn will make us sleepy.

2. Buy Healthier Snacks:
Eating mini-meals perfectly addresses the office worker’s need to nibble on food while stressed. We have to watch what we nibble on though. Doctors recommend snacking on nuts like almonds, fruits, yogurt and cheeses.

3. Ride A Bike Or Walk To Work, If You Can:
The drive or commute to the office can be grueling, so if you can, bike or walk to work. It will stretch your muscles and leave you mentally and physically more fit to work. You will also save money and the environment.

4. If You Cannot, Do Exercises At The Office:
This prevents muscle atrophy and is also a good way to de-stress. A healthy way to take a break from writing a financial report is to walk around or outside the office. Instead of taking the elevator, climb the stairs. Some physical exercises can also be done at the work desk. Doing stretches with your hands to your sides and then over your head is a good example. It can help trim your waist and keep your wrists from getting carpal tunnel syndrome. Leg lifts can also be done at the desk. Straighten your knees and lift your legs out from under the work table. Point your toes and repeat.
5. Drink Water Or Tea:
Office pantries usually provide coffee and water. Limit your coffee drinking and take water instead. It will help flush out toxins and fats from your body. Tea can provide the caffeine fix you want with the same cleansing effect.

Work out with your colleagues is a great way to get to know your team members is to invite them to after work sports. Get a national insurance number is important to keep yourself covered in case of anything.

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Author Bio:
Alissa Jones is a Passionate blogger. She works on behalf of NI card. She has been writing contents on the web professionally since 2006. As an avid reader and blogger, she shares her experience through her articles on Travel, Education, Technology, Parenting and many more.

A Teaspoon of Honey a Day. Quickie:

By Tia Cristy

Quickie: A Teaspoon of Honey a Day.
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Honey can be a great substitute for sugar, but did you know with it’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, a teaspoon of honey a day, can help with seasonal allergies. (SIDE NOTE: Do not try if you are allergic to bees, check with your doctor first.)

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