Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Making a green roof birdhouse

Guest post written by Sally Thurman

I'm really trying to make all kinds of little small steps around our home to be greener. I recycle and do all types of the general little things, but I really would like to get creative and take it a step further. So I decided to take on some kind of outdoor green project that would be a perfect way to kick off the start of spring.

I thought that making a birdhouse might be a great way to kick off the season. So I looked online to see if there was a green one and when I was looking I found some tips on credit card management, which are something I could really use. We've had some financial issues with credit cards and could really use some help with them so I was really excited to see that.

I found the plans for a green roof living birdhouse that I knew I wanted to create myself. So I bookmarked them and spent an afternoon working on making one. It's such a cool idea that I couldn't stand the thought of passing it up! Read More......

My Long Term Plan Finally Getting Started to Be a Reality

Since I bought my five bedroom place three years ago, I have this vision of starting my own adult care home. Not mainly to make money or have job but it is a commitment to something I enjoy doing. Financial difficulty and starting from zero was not easy. I have been trying to do my own renovation, home repairs to save cost. Caring for our older citizen is a very rewarding duty I do every day when I go to work. I have met several interesting people doing my job, visiting patients doing therapy and assisting them to get back on their own. There may be few of my patients that don't quite make it safe to stay home alone and I can see and hear their fear of having to go to a nursing home. Personally, not all nursing homes are bad, it's just that our local nursing home had negative feedbacks. I can understand how it would be, hearing through them the changes they have to make and the feeling of having to leave their home is scary. I may not replace their comfort living in their own home but I can definitely do a service like "of being home" and still manage to do more one on one care with my residents. I will be opening my home soon and I cannot wait to get started. Read More......

Fixing My Own Cellphone

I have done few repairs and DIY projects but trying to pry an IPHONE is new to me. I have tried to repair my old Motorola Razor and my used to be popular Tmobile Wing. I have tweaked and modified my phones but never tried Iphone. My first Iphone project was to jailbreak it then change the touchscreen on my Iphone 4. I thought after doing my Iphone 4 that it should be easier to mess with Iphone 3Gs but I was totally wrong. It has totally different type of screw to open the phone to start with and the touch screen is the first thing that came out. It was totally opposite compared to Iphone 4 where the touchscreen came last. After few minutes of undoing the flex cable and carefully prying the parts open, I managed to get into the speaker system and docking plug assembly. That was what I wanted to replace. I got the parts from and it was exact replacement part. So next time you needed any tiny parts for cellphone repair, try searching in Amazon. Read More......

Easy and Quick Clam Chowder

It's been snowin' for two days now since my girlfriend left tofor Toronto. I'm going to miss her a lot, I remember everytime cold weather like this we always go out for a bowl of clam chowder so here I decided to cook an Easy Clam Chowder , boy! do I miss her so much.

Here's the ingredients for Clam Chowder.

half an onion (chopped)
2 medium potatoes (diced)
1 can mushroom soup
1 can clam in water (minced)

2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup half n half or milk

To prepare:
Stir fry onion then potatoes first with vegetable oil. Add the mushroom soup and clam in water. Simmer until the potatoes are cooked then add the half n half or milk.Serve and Enjoy.. Read More......