7-Year study says fish oil PREVENTS brain shrinkage and cognitive decline

Great news on the Alzheimer's front!Neuroscientists from Rhode Island Hospital did a study of the benefits of fish oil consumption on 3 groups of adults ages 55-90. The groups were:Group A: 229 adults with no sign of Alzheimer'sGroup B: 397 adults who were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairmentGroup C: 193 with Alzheimer'sThey used a combination of neuropsychological tests and MRIs every six months from 2003 to 2010.The results:...more

Moon in Taurus * Thoughts Turn To Love & Money!

It’s a Taurus Moon beginning early Saturday morning July 19, 2014 lasting until early Monday. Feeling beautiful, stubborn and material? It might be the vibrations of this fixed, finance focused Earth sign guided by the elegant, luxury loving planet Venus. There are choices to be made about weekend plans. Either tackle those finances (how will you use your money the last 6 months of the year?) or indulge yourself, along with a significant other, with one of those delicious and decadent chocolate cakes with red raspberry filling. Money vs Romance – just remember that not all things are either/or. “AND” can often work very well too....more

Beach Bag Essentials

Summer is all about laying out by the pool or the beach, for hours on end, soaking up the summer sun. It is also all about being prepared for anything so you don’t have to run back home and interrupt your tanning time. T2B’s Summer Bag Checklist is the perfect way to stay organized and comfortable during your pool/beach time.  1. Oversized Beach Bag2. Beach Towel3. Sunglasses4. A good read5. Strong Sunscreen6. Coconut Water- hydration is key when you’re in the heat...more

Frozen Pink Lemonade Pie

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Maybe 3 is Still Too Little

Mr. Howard was supposed to work a night shift on the 4th of July. So the day before, we bought fireworks and went to my brother's house for some outside fun! ...more

Sesame Marinated Steamed Cauliflower

When it’s warm out in the midst of summer, one doesn’t feel as inclined to eat, much less cook. Then hunger kicks in, and heavy foods like fried oysters and hamburgers from street vendors and such come into the picture and, well, why not dig in? A certain fatigue that leads to throw-your-hands-up-in-the-air lapses in eating judgement is an expected part of summertime ....more

How to Install a Sheet Vinyl Floor

Recently in our small master bathroom makeover we installed a roll out sheet vinyl floor. Many of you asked about the floor from my Instagram picture of it and I’m here to show you how easy it is to install a sheet vinyl floor, and what a great solution it can be for your home. It’s a really great flooring solution and we’ve not used it in both of our bathrooms ....more

Using Stitch Pattern Multiples to Calculate the Starting Chain

Have you ever seen a pattern with a stitch pattern multiple? Or a starting chain formula?Basically it will look like this:Chain a multiple of 8 + 2 chainsThis means:...more

Strawberry Rhubarb Galettes with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

I can’t seem to stay away from pie for too long. Which is funny, because I’ve never though of myself as much of a pie lover. As they say…actions speak louder than words ....more

Powerwheels are not real cars and other lessons from my street

I drive home from work and reach my street at about 8:00pm.  My street at this time is a danger zone.  There are a lot of kids playing in the street, riding bikes in the street, riding skate boards in the street etc.  There are even 3-4 year olds riding yellow powerwheel Hummers in the street (note to parents, not a real car). ...more