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Weekly Photo Challenge- Create

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Bellagio Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas, NV

This picture, found at the Botanical Gardens this month in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, is made of real plants and flowers. When I stumbled upon it, I found it amazing.  Imagine the time, thought, and energy it took to create something so unique and beautiful.

The Garden was a creative playground of flowers and plants.  Lady bugs, bees, and butterflies were abundant here as in any good garden.

Bellagio Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas, NV

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Obsession TV

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Did you ever think that maybe as a society we have gone over the top? On Tuesday, the Japanese electronics giant, Sharp, announced that they were introducing a new 90” LED TV.  This TV is 4 feet tall, 8 feet diagonally and more than 6 feet wide with a depth of 5 inches.  It is said to weigh 141 pounds. It has all the features one could want: it is even 3-D ready and comes with its own set of 3-D glasses. All this for only $10,999.99!

This would be a great buy for someone who needs to have a giant TV that is as big as a person sitting in his or her living room. Since my living room is only 12×20, this unit would take up a great portion of my wall space. I would be a little worried about the 3-D feature.  I might actually hurt myself reacting to an item being thrown in the movie.

I would be the talk of the neighborhood.  I envision my neighbors bringing their lawn chairs and watching outside my picture window. This would be like a “Movie in the Park” that my town hosts in the summer. Maybe, I could even provide my neighbors with surround sound and a set of their own 3-D glasses. In addition, if I were very smart, I would provide popcorn and drinks and make a few bucks to pay off the monster in my living room.

Can you imagine the fun we would have during football games?  This would be the epitome of an “Arm Chair Player”.

When it is 20-below-zero and the Packers are playing the Bears, it would be so realistic; we would have to turn up the furnace to watch. I cannot even imagine what it would be like to view a boxing match or a soccer game.  But seriously, who NEEDS to have a 90” LED TV in their house? Is this not extreme? Do people really desire to experience the violence of the nightly news in 3-D or (God Forbid!) watch a super-large version of “Two and a Half Men”?  And, what will Sharp come up with next?

Just sitting here musing…

 

Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
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Grandmother’s Ginger Lemonade

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This refreshing beverage was originally posted by Grandmother Wisdom in March of this year.  Lemonade is a great drink for anytime of the year, but it is especially good in the summertime to cool off on those steamy days.

Please click the link for the recipe, and make some of Grandmother’s Ginger Lemonade, today! Enjoy.

https://grandmothermusings.com/2012/03/18/grandmothers-ginger-lemonade/

20 Lines or Less/ A Weekly Challenge/ Dreams/ Poem/“JOY” In the Afternoon

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“JOY” In the Afternoon

It was an afternoon nap.

I was so tired

Quickly, I was under.

It was snowing and the world was white.

The sun was bright in the crystallized sky.

Then,

A flash of red from the side-

A little bundle only a few feet high.

I watched in wonder

I smiled in awe.

Then, the little boy hit me…

With a snowball.

I laughed and asked his name.

He said it was something that started with a “J”.

Who are you? I asked again

He replied, “I am your JOY.”

My eyes flashed open and the dream was gone.

I was left with the feeling that “J”

Would be my future grandson.

Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.

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The Versatile Blogger Award

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It has taken me a few days to gather this together due to my trip to Las Vegas, however, I am back and honored to accept the Versatile Blogger Award from Nicole over at NMNPHX.  Not only does Nicole have a great blog of her own and is celebrating its anniversary, she also has been a great supporter of Grandmother Musings, and has become a friend.  So thank you Nicole for the nomination!

RULES:
1.   Add the award to your blog
2.   Thank the blogger who gave it to you
3.   Mention 7 random things about yourself
4.   List the rules (these are the rules)
5.   Pass on the award to 15 bloggers or as many as you reasonably can.
 
7 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Grandmother Musings
1.    Cooking is something I love to do.  I enjoy finding new recipes to spice up the weekly menu for my family.
2.    I didn’t figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up until I was thirty. 
3.    Thank Goodness ear plugs have been invented! I would never get to sleep without them.
4.    I love to Improv and I am currently taking classes at a local college. I also teach it to Jr. High kids.
5.    Recently, I was diagnosed with a dairy, gluten, and corn intolerance.  This was quite a challenge on vacation.
6.    Dogs over cats.
7.    I am a frustrated perfectionist. 
15 Nominations for Outstanding Bloggers
1.    Five Reflections
2.    Chic Envelopments
3.    Studio Kiss
4.    Pillows A-La-Mode
5.    Joel Higgins
6.    Verna Bowman
7.    Coloring with Yarn
8.    Hazell Cottrell
9.    From Scratch Club
10.   One Cool Site
11.   Photo Nature Blog
12.   A Modern Christian Woman
13.   Words and Herbs
14.   Maggiesonebuttkitchen
15.   Kolpona Cuisine

 

Congratulations to all the nominees! Be sure to visit all of these winning blogs.  They are worth it! 

 

Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
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Ways to Refresh Your Blog

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Great Post from One Cool Site! A reminder for all bloggers to keep their blog fresh and interesting.  I am taking this advice and will be updating my own blog this week. Go check out One Cool Site’s blog for other great stuff!

10 Amazing Uses for Tea Tree Oil

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Tea Tree oil is a natural antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-infection oil. It comes from the Narrow leaved tea tree that is native to Australia. It can be used in a variety of applications to heal and cure many ailments.  Many pharmacies carry Tea Tree oil; ask your pharmacist. Below are the ten most popular uses of Tea Tree Oil.

1.   Athlete’s Foot:  The oil can be applied directly to the feet or put in a small spray bottle with water.  A few drops diluted with water can be spray on clean dry feet daily.

2.  Cold Sores: Reduce the healing time of cold sores by applying Tea Tree Oil. 

3.  Toe Nail Fungus: Apply Tea Tree Oil directly to the infected toes.  This can also be done by adding a few drops of Tea Tree Oil to a small spray bottle filled with water.  Be persistent!  Toe Nail Fungus is stubborn and will require daily treatment to remove.

4.  Insect Bites:  Apply a drop on the bite to make the itch go away.

5.  Warts: Apply a drop or two directly to the wart daily until the wart disappears.

6.  Disinfectant: Add 20 drops of Tea Tree Oil to a clean pint spray bottle, and then fill the remainder of the bottle with water. Shake and spray counters, toilets, etc.

7.  Laundry: Add a teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil to a smelly load of laundry and odors are gone!

8.  Acne: Dab a drop of Tea Tree Oil on a pimple to dry it up quickly. Many brands of face wash include Tea Tree Oil as a main ingredient, too.

9.  Ticks: Apply a drop or two directly on the tick site. Use tweezers to remove the tick.

10.  Bad Breath, Inflamed Gums, and Plaque: Add 3 drops of Tea Tree Oil to a cup of water. Use the solution as a mouthwash two to three times daily.  Always spit out the Tea Tree Oil mouthwash. Do not swallow it!  You may also add 1 drop of Tea Tree Oil to toothpaste when brushing.

 

More Great Places to Get Information:

An A-Z List of Tea Tree Oil Uses. (2012). Retrieved from Squidoo, LLC : http://www.squidoo.com/uses-for-tea-tree-oil

Home Remedies Web. (2006-2012). Retrieved from Home Remedies Web: http://www.homeremediesweb.com/tea_tree_oil_health_benefits.php

Tea Tree Oil and Its Uses. (1998-2012). Retrieved from The Herbs Place: http://www.theherbsplace.com/Tea_Tree_Oil_Uses_sp_153.html

“Bug Off: Making Homemade Insect Repellent is Really, Really Easy http://scottandjoanbailey.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/bug-off-making-homemade-insect-repellent-is-really-really-easy/

“20 Great Uses for Tea Tree Oil  – http://hazellcottrell.com/2012/05/31/20-great-uses-for-tea-tree-oil/

 

Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
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