Miracle Gro AreoGarden, What Is It?




Miracle-Gro AreoGarden 3SL is designed to fit in the kitchen, office, or windowsill. 


Perfect for the 1st time gardeners, or anyone with compact living space. A Gourmet Herb 3-Pod seed kit comes with every garden, and includes Genovese Basil, Dill, and Curly Parsley Seed Pod Kits.
  • Other Seed Pod Kits include:
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Chili Peppers
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Petunias
  • And many more also available, sold separately.


Fool proof and 100% guaranteed. Add the special formulated Liquid Nutrients and water. You will see growing in no time!




NASA tested, soil-free growing technology

Grows plants more than 5 times faster than those grown in soil

Maximum grow height 12”

                                                           

Slim compact design


Available in Black or White



Beauty, elegance, greenery decor, and adds light and color to a dark corner. You can also cut your produce bill, and enjoy your delicious vegetables that you grew in your own garden.

I have purchased three Miracle-Gro AreoGardens, and enjoy garden salads daily. There are herbs readily available for soup, pasta dishes, and much more.


Entertaining, dinner parties, and bringing a flowery fragrance to bedrooms, bathrooms, and any living space is made possible with Miracle-Gro AreoGarden. A couple of months ago, I planned a brunch at my home and I needed fresh flowers. The Petunias were already fully grown, so I picked them and decorated my table with the most beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers. There were lots of compliments, and interest in Miracle-Gro Areo Garden.




Miracle-Gro AreoGarden is slim, compact, and designed to fit in your kitchen, office, on a windowsill or other small living spaces. It grows plants 5 times faster than those grown in soil. Plants grow in water, nutrients and air. By adding the Special Formulated Liquid Nutrients and water. You will see growth in no time. NASA tested, soil-free growing technology. The maximum growth height is 12”.
Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 3SL with Gourmet Herb 3-Pod Seed Kit
The Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 3SL is our newest and slimmest garden yet! Designed to fit in your kitchen, office or windowsill, the AeroGarden 3SL is perfect for first time gardeners or anyone with a compact space. Measuring just 4.5 inches wide, this slim garden is aptly named, but don't let its small stature fool you! Just like our larger models, plants grow in water, nutrients and air, and grow up to 5 times faster than plants grown in soil. It's easy to use, foolproof and 100 percent guaranteed


Makes A Great Gift, Only $49.97


Miracle-Gro AreoGarden comes in Black or White, and it's 100% guaranteed.



Great for the beginning gardener, $49.97 only at Wal-Mart!

Perfect for Mother's Day gifts, birthday gifts, or gifts for any occasion. It suits females and males, young and old. Many of my friend and family have received the Miracle-Gro AreoGarden as gifts. Everyone loves them, and they have added more to their collection.

Invest and watch the returns, the Miracle-Gro AreoGarden is a best bet!.


It's Your Money

We are in an age of electronics; cell phones, tablets, iPads, etc...$$$ is the cost to be in the world we live in today. 



Electronics are the greatest inventions since sliced bread LOL! Funny, but true. Most of us budget in carefully to own our electronics. And when you spend X amount of dollars for your cell phone, your husband's cell phone, satisfy the kids with tablets or iPads...that becomes very expensive.








And after you have successfully purchased the necessities (electronics) necessary to carry your family unit through their  daily routines. These are the words you DO NOT want to hear. 

"Mommy!!! I just dropped my tablet!"

Or

Honey!!! My iPhone just slipped right out my hands!" 

So when the screen is shattered, your loved ones feel just because screen is not perfect, it's not good anymore.  



Pleading to you with the saddest eyes, that Hollywood directors would pay millions for. Just the other day, my granddaughter decided that jumping and down in the kitchen was a terrific idea. 

Grant it, she has been told countless of times not to run or jump with the tablet in her hand. Immediately, she realized what I had been trying to say. Kids think two things about their parents.


We can fix everything

My "pocketbook" has an unlimited amount of cash and credit cards







Protecting your cell phones, tablets, iPads....and electronics that you and your family unit  needs is a must. Transparent film protectors and cases can help tremendously. 



High -grade Ultra-Thin Toughen Glass Protective Film will ease the mind with iPads, and screen protectors for tables, cell phones and notebooks. These are all inventions that give you peace of mind. 



Purchasing big ticket items, like cell phones, iPads, notebooks...can put a strain on the budget. But adding the protectors to the shopping cart when you buy electronics will save you money in the future.




The holidays are just around the corner; start shopping now and save your electronics by investing in protectors. Who knows, just maybe by Summer you will have saved a lot of cash for a great vacation .  And be sure to bring those "must have" electronics that Santa put under the Christmas tree, and capture those great memories!

CELLULAR ENERGY YOU CAN AFFORD


I want it back, the feeling like a I am every woman. Feeling that youth with the energy pumping that just won't quit. Let's go back to when you were 24ish. Workouts were effortless, chaos for the home and family was a breeze, and all day romance and food delivery was at least once a week. Stamina, going the distance and then some. I know you are just as eager to get it back as I am. Well there is something that money can buy. Your choice of how much you want to spend is up to you. The answer is MAGNESIUM.

MAGNESIUM is a key mineral in the human metabolism. Most of us don't get nearly our daily intake needed to enjoy our life to the fullest




MAGNESIUM helps support health, as well as nerve and muscle function. It also coverts food into "Cellular Energy". Cellular energy, also known as cell respiration, is created from MAGNESIUM being a component of the creation of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). ATP is a co-enzyme that transports energy to body cells for metabolism, and assists with cell reproduction. When ATP partners with MAGNESIUM it's considered MgATP, which is vital for various bodily functions, cell respiration, and energy.



Making the  most of your day depends on having enough energy to do so. There are a lot of things that's can prevent your from sustaining MAGNESIUM in your body. Carbonated beverages flush MAGNESIUM out of your system, even though you consider yourself a healthy eater. Allowing yourself to eat refined sugars, candy, deserts, and cakes, can causes the body to excrete MAGNESIUM through the kidneys. The holidays can get a very stressful, and medical procedures such as surgery, can cause deficiency in MAGNESIUM. And already having a lack of MAGNESIUM worsens those problem.

The following have been shown to lower levels of MAGNESIUM in the body:


  • Diuretics 
  • Heart medication
  • Asthma medication
  • Birth control 
  • Estrogen replacement                     



Seven or more alcoholic beverages per week lowers the levels of MAGNESIUM. Recommendation from most physicians when the complaints are muscle spasms, cramping, Fibromyalgia, eye-twitching and tics, are that the patients are showing the signs of MAGNESIUM deficiency.

Getting a good nights sleep, or not getting one, is reason enough to increase your consumption of MAGNESIUM.





Age plays a part, particularly when you are 55 years or older, you take in less MAGNESIUM from food sources compared to when you were younger.


Getting involved in what your body needs is key if you want that  "up in the morning", "feeling great","what you got?","bring it on!" feeling everyday!

Spending all day at the amusement park, and partying until the next morning with that special someone, becomes so much fun and happiness which is good health for you as well.

Food choices can raise your level of MAGNESIUM. Watermelon and Cantaloupe are refreshing and taste great.
















Snack on Almonds, Cashews, Pumpkin seeds, Sunflower seeds, pop them in your mouth at work, play or add them to a meal.



We all know we need green leafy vegetables, especially dark green vegetables. Not only are they full of MAGNESIUM, they are very beneficial to providing weight loss.



















These are foods that will provide MAGNESIUM, and give you abundance of energy.


  • Raspberries
  • Spinach
  • Black Beans 
  • Quinoa
  • Oats
  • Flax Seeds                       
  • Tuna
  • Broccoli
  • Beets
  • Brussels Spouts
  • Papaya 
  • Tofu
  • Rye
  • Bell Pepper
  • Basil
  • Celery
  • Legumes                                                           
  • Water


    Through sources and filling the gap with a supplement, you can achieve things you thought were out of reach. The recommended daily dosage for women under 30 is 310mg, and for women over 30 is 320mg.



    MAGNESIUM gives you stamina, and endurance, for all of the fun that you can create for yourself. MAGNESIUM will assist with a good nights sleep, and will wake you up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the world. MAGNESIUM it's a must have.

    #StretchItOut


                                             PLANTAR  FASCIITIS    
                                                  (Heel Spurs) (Heel Pain)
                                                           Yoga as a therapy

    7:30 am wake up, Oh! What's wrong? I can barely walk, it hurts. What did I do yesterday?  These are the questions that goes through everyone's mind that has ever felt heel pain.

    PLANTAR FASCIITIS was the diagnosis, better known as heel spurs to most.  I was asked a series of questions: do you work out, do you climb hills, do you jog, or jump rope?

    Do you wear high heels for period of time? When you work out do you wear comfortable sneakers? 
    Do you use stairs a lot on a daily bases, or do you do any activity that constantly pounds your feet?
     
    After answering YES to all of those questions, I was asked was I diabetic, have flat feet, high arches or have any weight gain. No were the answers to those questions.

    Compounding daily walking that include hill climbing, jogging, fast walking, going up and down stairs in my home and wearing high heels a lot takes a toll on your feet.  Your feet that move you from here to there need more care than we take time to give.

    Recommendation: physical therapy for 4-6 weeks. Learning to stretch, stretch and stretch.  Understanding that my feet must be attended to after a hard work out, or just moving about doing my daily routine.

    Before bed, and before getting out of the bed in the morning, or lying down for several hours.  One of the stretches I learned was rolling a bath towel lengthwise, placing it under the ball of my feet, holding the towel at each end and pulling gently toward you.
     And many more, these stretching exercises were very beneficial.  They did help some what. 



    While at the library one day I ran across a Yoga video by Jane Fonda. I've always thought about trying Yoga, and in the back of my mind I want to find a intense stretching routine.  Checked it out, brought it home, watched it a couple of times and tried it out. It's awkward at first moving in and out of the poses, memorizing the video from beginning to end, but I liked it.  2 weeks later I noticed there was absolutely no foot pain. I remember saying out loud, the answer is Yoga.

    There's Longevity in doing Yoga and once you establish the poses, you can practice it anywhere.  I do it on the beach, backyard, hotel room, and in my favorite spot in my home.  I do lift weights, but when I do Yoga, I lift my body weight and don't need machines or rubber bands all of the time.  

    It's been over 20 years since I was diagnosed with PLANTAR FASCIITIS, and I feel great. At the end of the day and 7:30 am when I'm starting my day, I no longer hurt under bottom of my feet. Yoga is for any age, and the benefit is Longevity.
                                                                     

    #ChocolateLovers



    MsDebbs woke up in a #baking mood today.  Her baby sister Cookie is home for the weekend; and that's special.  So MsDebbs #baked a couple of #chocolatecakes for her and friends.  Oh and
     vanilla #cupcakes for her sweet granddaughter Katie.
    MsDebbs Loves Her Family







    ALABAMA Grown Sweet Juicy Watermelon


    Ms Debbs Slicing Her Alabama Grown Watermelon

    40 pounds each is the weight, these are BIG melons.  It's mid August, and I really hit the lotto with this one. Early July is usually the peek time for sweet juicy watermelons, but today I was given 2 perfectly grown melons.  Keeping this nutritious fruit in the fridge, practically everyday of the season, hydrates on the hottest day and increases my metabolism.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                
     The melons were grown by a local farmer, he happen to mention that his largest melon of the season was 97 pounds. Cheers to him for growing the sweetest and juicy watermelons of the season.
                       
            

     I lift my 40 pound melon up to the counter top, washed it, cut and slicing the into the tub container.  Minutes later  my family picked up the scent and  bowls were being filled with sweet juicy watermelon.  'Alabama Grown Sweet Juicy Watermelon' - nature's candy, tastes so good.

        









    " IT'S A MUST" EAT ICE CREAM EVERYDAY IN JULY- National Ice Cream Month

    BY Deborah Harris


    JULY is National Ice Cream Month, one of the hottest months of the year.   JULY what a great time to eat lots of ice cream.  Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, the flavors are endless, but Vanilla is still the most popular flavor.  President Ronald Reagan designated JULY as National Ice Cream Month and The 3rd Sunday in the month of JULY National Ice Cream Day, THANK YOU Mr. President.




    When I was a little girl some 50+ years ago, my Mom always made sure we had chocolate and vanilla ice  cream when my sisters and I sat down to watch the The Ed Sullivan Show, they just seemed to go together, those were good times.  Birthday parties and all occasions, ice cream is a must have.  Today there are many flavors to choose from and when you decided to have a bowl or scoop, enjoy it and  tune out any mental calorie counting or guilt, preventing you from having something so delicious. There are 31 days in the month of JULY I bet you can have a different flavor everyday. So go on, ENJOY, it's National Ice Cream Month.          
          

    Laundry Ideas--Sorting and Washing Clothes


    Washing and drying clothes efficiently saves time and money. Many of us are stressing out about white white colors bright, and not losing the deep hue of our favorite red blouse.




    Let's start with sorting clothes, and work our way to an empty washer! Next time we will talk about properly drying clothing.



    Sorting clothes doesn't have to be confusing, here are 5 categories of color groups and the best temperatures to wash them in:

    Whites, lights, and almost whites -- Hot water

    Yellows, and whites with prints -- Warm water


    Brights (reds, oranges, and light blues) -- Cold water


    Darks (purples and dark blues) -- Cold water


    Blacks and dark browns -- Cold water

    Remember to check tags, and put to the side any pieces of clothing requiring hand wash, dry clean, or dedicates.

    The items that are dedicates should be washed together, with the washer set on the delicate cycle, cold wash, cold rinse.

    Permanent press is for your dressier clothes that can be machine washed. A good example is a nice blouse, skirt, or khakis that are not quite delicate, but you still want to wash with care. Permanent press should be cold wash, cold rinse unless there are tough stains.

    Sturdy white clothing items, like underwear, or plain white T-shirts, should be washed in hot, and rinsed in cold.

    Newer clothes tend to bleed more than clothes that have been through a few wash cycles. If you feel nervous about your favorite electric blue pants bleeding on the rest of the load, there is a test!!!








    Bleed Test:

    Dip a small corner of a inner seam into a small, clear container of water. Make sure the water is the proper wash temp and add detergent. If you see color in the water, it's best that you wash that item separate!


    An Eco-friendly practice would be to wash all of your clothes on cold wash, cold rinse. Washing with cold water certainly saves energy, and money on your monthly heating bill. There many heated debates among people who want to decrease wasted energy as much as possible, and those who just care about the cleanliness of their clothing.

    Go Green! Save Money! Save The Earth!


    Both sides have valid arguments, since cold water usage is better for the environment. The only catch is that cold water does not clean fabric well, requiring longer cycles. Also, some of the money saved from lower heating bills may be spent on extra detergent need to clean stains.Cold water also can slow the drying process, since fabrics like cotton absorb more water.

    If you are using bleach, remember to handle it carefully because it is a hazardous chemical. Only use for plain whites, never use for a white shirt with a print. Pour the bleach into the water, letting it mix well with detergent before adding clothes. Do not pour bleach directly on clothes, that may cause spots.

    If using liquid fabric softener, add it in the rinse cycle. Do not pour directly into the wash, pour into the fabric softener dispenser.



    Next time we will talk about efficient drying!











    Chicken, It's What's For Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner




    CHICKEN

     It's What's For Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner







     Chicken is the most popular and versatile protein worldwide. Baking, grilling, and frying are some of the many ways chicken can be prepared.

    Chicken has a high level of Niacin ( vitamin B3), which has been shown as an effective preventative measure against cognitive decline. High levels can protect the brain against Alzheimer's disease.

    Chicken, which is rich in selenium (antioxidant nutrient) , becomes activated and serves as cancer prevention. Chicken is popular is a healthier source of protein, which is helpful in repair the muscle tissue , as well as strengthening the hair, skin, and prevents bone loss. This protein is effective in the weight loss, by keeping you full longer.

    Chicken has the polyunsaturated fats ( good fats). 

    Chicken should always be cooked thoroughly. When handling raw chicken, always wash the counter surface, your hands, and anything that comes in contact with the meat. That eliminates contamination of Salmonella, an organism that can make the body very sick if ingested.

    Nutrients Skinless Boneless Breast Breast
    Skin On
    Drumstick
    Skinless
    Drumstick
    Skin On
    Thigh
    Skinless
    Thigh
    Skin On
    Protein (Grams) 165 197 175 216 209 229
    Saturated Fat (Grams) 1 2.2 1.5 3 3 4.3
    Monounsaturated Fat (Grams) 1.2 3 1.9 4.2 4.1 6.1
    Polyunsaturated Fat (Grams) 0.7 1.7 1.4 2.5 2.5 3.4
    Cholesterol
    (Milligrams)
    85 84 93 91 95 93
    Sodium
    (Milligrams)
    74 71 95 90 88 84
    Fat Grams Total 3.6 7.8 5.7 11.2 10.9 15.5



    Purchase the pieces of chicken that you eat and buy a lot. To store drumsticks, thighs, or breast you will need a roasting pan or a large aluminum pan 2-4 inches deep.   Remove plastic wrapping and discard,

    Place each piece at least 2 inches apart, filling the pan completely. The pan should be placed on the bottom of the freezer floor, assuring that the pieces do not touch. 45 minutes is enough time for the chicken to harden.

    Remove and place the pieces into a freezer storage bag. Chicken should immediately go into the freezer. Now you can thaw only what's needed, thawing is quicker and easier..

    Buy a lot of what you like to eat and store the rest until later. It saves time, your budget, and eliminates several stops by the supermarket.






    Wash the chicken thoroughly.
    Add your favorite house seasonings to that breast or thigh! Place in an roasting pan or aluminum pan for quick and easy clean up, add a 1/2 cup of water to prevent scorching.

    Baking in a preheated oven at 370° for 37 to 45 minutes, this will present you with a moist and delicious piece of chicken. Serve with garden salad, sliced apples, pasta, a hot cup of soup....


    Select pieces of chicken ( drumsticks or thighs), rub olive oil thoroughly over chicken. Add seasoning, garlic, black pepper, salt, season salt, and/or your own special blend.

    Start preparing the grill by placing charcoal on one side of the grill, leaving the other half without coals. When coals are ready, place the chicken on the rack over the coals and let the smoked taste get sealed in. Cook the chicken on each side for 2 minutes. Remove chicken, and place on the side of the grill without coals and cover for 25 minutes.

    In a grill safe pot or bowl add your favorite sauce, and place it over the coals. Close the grill until it starts to simmer. Remove sauce and brush on chicken. Close grill for 25 minutes; then remove and place chicken on a platter. Add the remainder of the sauce if desired.

    Barbecue never tasted so good!!! Serve with or with out sides.


    Select pieces of chicken, wash them and air dry. Add house seasonings, covering both sides, dust chicken with flour.  In a skillet add 2 ½ cups of vegetable oil and preheat on medium high, then place chicken in the frying pan when oil is popping hot. Cook on each side for 3 minutes on each sides with thighs and 2-1/2 for breast finally until golden brown,.

    Drain the hot oil from the chicken, and place on a platter layered with paper towel Serve hot, warm or cold cut.