If you struggle with meal planning, grocery shopping and the seemingly never-ending chores around the house, then maybe today's favorite thing can help out: Printable lists from the blog "Operation Organize". You find printable lists like "Daily Duties," "Monthly Musts," "Grocery List Organizer," and a "Party Timeline Planner." Click HERE.
Wouldn't a tall frosty glass of iced tea taste good right now? We've found some new twists on this old favorite. Check them out below:
Strawberry Iced Tea from "Room for Dessert"
Citrus Iced Tea from "Taste of Home"
Thai Iced Tea from "My Cake Wardrobe"
"Sugar Daddy" Iced Tea Cupcake from "Bitter Sweet"
Summertime is a carefree time for kids but you might want them to have a little "refresher" on the skills they learned this past school year or a preview of what's to come. Here are some sites where you can find and download age and grade appropriate worksheets:
Kid's Learning Station - Pre-School and Kindergarten
Dad's Worksheets - Math Pre-K through 8th, Algebra incl.
Mama's Learning Corner - Multiple grade levels, different subjects
The weather is perfect for grilling so we went to the 'net to find to best grill recipes out there. It turns out, there's a lot of 'em! Click on the links below and fire up the grill!
20 Grill Recipes from "The Kitchn"
101 Fast Grill Recipes from The New York Times
40 Top-Rated Grill Recipes from Cooking Light
Grilled Pizza Recipes from Martha Stewart
BUFFALO, NY (WGRZ) -- With temperatures in the high 80's and low 90's this week, 2 On Your Side dove into our archives to find a story we first brought you seven years ago about a lawn tonic that many claim can help keep your grass green during hot, dry weather.
Lawn Tonic Recipe:
- 1 can of beer (no lite beer)
- 1 can of soda (no diet)
- 1/2 cup of liquid dishwashing soap (no anti-bacterial)
- 1/2 cup of liquid ammonia
- 1/2 cup of mouthwash
All of the ingredients are poured into a 10-gallon sprayer that attaches to the end of a hose and applied to the lawn.
Gladys Davis first learned of the concoction from a neighbor, who
found it on WGRZ.com. "I thought it was worth a try because all
the ingredients are household ingredients." Gladys says she liked
the results. She says so far she's applied the formula to her
lawn on two occasions, and "It's turning a deep, pretty
HOWEVER, from AccuWeather.com:
Why does grass turn brown? People in the northern half of the United States plant lawns with cool-season grasses. Those lawns thrive in cool, wet weather during the spring and fall. To survive the hot, dry weather, grass turns off the color in their foliage, which takes the plant from green to brown.
In dormancy, the growing part of the plant shuts down and waits for the cool air and moisture to return. When grass stops growing, it doesn't need much energy. It can last much longer without water.
Looking for something for the kids to do? Why not look into VBS! Vacation Bible School is a great program and many of them are non-denominational and FREE! Click HERE for a list. Check back often as we will add more as they come in. If you know of a program not listed, pleasee post so we can add it!