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Lynda Lou

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  • Family Meetings  Getting the Most out of Family Bonding
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    Family Meetings Getting the Most out of Family Bonding

    8 years ago

    Good family bonding requires a small bit of planning. OK, good family times and family bonding requires NO planning. However, the family spending time around a dinner table reviewing the week or the month's schedule does make for a strong family...

  • What's for Dinner  A Superb Side Salad
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    What's for Dinner A Superb Side Salad

    9 years ago

    Want just a stinking good complimentary side dish? Of course, if you are like me, I am always on the hunt for economical dishes that will make me look like a culinary genius. What is for Dinner: A Funeral Coordinator’s “Go To” Recipe ...

  • What's for Dinner?  Pepperoni can be classy!
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    What's for Dinner? Pepperoni can be classy!

    9 years ago

    Spaghetti Pizza Casserole The Funeral Coordinator’s career was a difficult one. I was working at a large church and was given the role of Funeral Coordinator for a congregation of approximately 3,000 members. The Mercy Ministry was happening...

  • What is for Dinner?  Conversation Starters for Family Mealtimes
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    What is for Dinner? Conversation Starters for Family Mealtimes

    9 years ago

    I believe that family time around the dinner table is frequently lacking in opportunities to get a chance to actually know your family. What’s For Dinner will be a mini series of tips and really great family recipes. For openers, pick one...

  • Will an Oil Change Affect Change?
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    Will an Oil Change Affect Change?

    9 years ago

    The Oil Change To save $21.95, my husband decided to buy a set of car ramps, 6 quarts of high-density Penzoil Motor oil , a mechanic's scooter and change the oil in my old, but cherished, 1980 El Camino. It must be at least eight years since...

  • Top Three Rules of Successful Networking
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    Top Three Rules of Successful Networking

    9 years ago

    Networking. This will either sound exciting to you or send a shudder up your spine. Whether you are a spouse wondering what in the world you are going to talk about at the next office get together outside of business or wondering how you can stand...

  • Barter Bistro - Finale Project Day
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    Barter Bistro - Finale Project Day

    9 years ago

    Barter Bistro – Project Wrap Up Bartering for worms was a project far trickier than originally thought.  I am an optimist, but thought at least I would get some nibbles on my post for 1,000 worms and be well on my happy little way to a...

  • Barter Bistro - Days 14, 15 & 16 Inching into Action
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    Barter Bistro - Days 14, 15 & 16 Inching into Action

    9 years ago

    Craigslist has been diligently scoured everyday since my last hub. Craigslist never fails to disappoint on the interesting stuff. A Santa suit is out there to be bartered or bought for $250. Must be some kind of Santa suit, huh. A donkey....

  • Barter Bistro - Day 13  Good Things Come to Those Who Wait
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    Barter Bistro - Day 13 Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

    9 years ago

    Interesting items on Craigslist last night. Free Food Scraps for Swine Farm” under the “free” section. A nearby restaurant has scraps to “farm’ out to worthy recipients. I do not know know of any pig farmers around here. There are a...

  • Barter Bistro - Day Eleven & Twelve / Worm Ranch'n & Lords A Leap'n
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    Barter Bistro - Day Eleven & Twelve / Worm Ranch'n & Lords A Leap'n

    9 years ago

      Barter Bistro Day 11 & 12 – Vermiculture is Work Is the 10th Day of Christmas called “Lords a Leaping” or “Lords Are Leaping”?  Either way  on Day 10, 11, and 12, no worms were leaping.  No barter opportunities are...

  • Barter Bistro - Day Ten / Vermiculture has got
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    Barter Bistro - Day Ten / Vermiculture has got "Heart"

    9 years ago

    Day Ten of The Barter Bistro Project "leaves" me looking forward to the weekend. (A little composting humor.) No barter posts regarding worms since last week. No emails of worm business looking for someone who genuinely is interested in...

  • Barter Bistro - Day Nine--As the Worm Turns
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    Barter Bistro - Day Nine--As the Worm Turns

    9 years ago

    Day Nine and still waiting.... Not much to report today. Scoured the barter posts until I ran across my barter post from two days ago. Gee,.I thought I had crazy items to barter. Everyone seems to have really expensive stuff to trade. Good luck...

  • Barter Bistro - 30 Day Challenge - A Worm A Way-A Worm A Way-A Worm A Way
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    Barter Bistro - 30 Day Challenge - A Worm A Way-A Worm A Way-A Worm A Way

    9 years ago

    Day Eight follows Day Seven's event of posting the barter request for worms.  I hear crickets.  Silent Running.  Silence.  Nada.  Nothing.  No news.  You would have thought I would have just a "nibble." Looked at the barter posts today. ...

  • Barter Bistro - Day Seven  Placed Ad for Worms
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    Barter Bistro - Day Seven Placed Ad for Worms

    9 years ago

    Posted the following barter ad: "Need 1,000 or more Red Wiggler worms for beginning compost project. I have misc nice jewelry, Two Unopened Sam's Size Preen Gardening Weed Preventative, Two new Houston Astro's old school hats and a few other items....

  • Barter Bistro - Day Six / Coast Today
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    Barter Bistro - Day Six / Coast Today

    9 years ago

    Spent a terrific day with the family and friends. Composter still happy in the bed of the El Camino. I spent 30 minutes reviewing barter, free stuff and farm and garden posts on Craigslist. Whew, there are so many. Nothing of interest however...

  • Barter Bistro - Day Five / Composter is in the Truck
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    Barter Bistro - Day Five / Composter is in the Truck

    9 years ago

    At 8:58 am we were meeting Composter Poster in the parking lot of Whataburger. I was going to make hubby a special Waffle and maple sausage breakfast but we voted to eat at Whataburger after trading. We are all on time! I showed Composter...

  • Barter Bistro - Day Four / Setting up the Barters
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    Barter Bistro - Day Four / Setting up the Barters

    10 years ago

    I researched the story I heard years ago about someone trading a paperclip eventually for a house. Dang, that story was real! It took him a year and he got in the Guiness Book of World's Record Book for the most successful trade. I would like...

  • Barter Bistro - Worm Wrangling in the Future - Day Three
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    Barter Bistro - Worm Wrangling in the Future - Day Three

    10 years ago

    Day Three - Quest for Worms In response to my request on an email post to barter a 4 ft by 4 ft composter with an aerator tower in the middle, it looks like Composter Poster wants to meet Saturday at 9:00 sharp for just a few minutes to trade for...

  • Doesn't Anybody have Press-On Tattoos Anymore?
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    Doesn't Anybody have Press-On Tattoos Anymore?

    10 years ago

    If I had a tattoo for every promise I ever made, I would hardly have any skin remain untouched except for my eyelids!  I am famous for bringing out paper and pen at or after every New Years’ Day, birthday, wedding service, Sunday church service,...

  • Barter Bistro Project - Day Two
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    Barter Bistro Project - Day Two

    9 years ago

    Scouring the craigslists ads proved fruitful and fun. OK, it DID take me a few hours since I started from scratch, and we know how distracted I get when I find something shiney (Read my article on Tips for Writing Distractions) I found things I was...

  • Barter Bistro 30 Day Challenge-Will the Worm Ranch Be A Reality?
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    Barter Bistro 30 Day Challenge-Will the Worm Ranch Be A Reality?

    9 years ago

    Just as my Hub Pages writing began by seeing an advertisement on CareerBuilder, I read "craigslist 4 everyone" over the weekend and am intrigued by the endless possibilities. I have been dreaming and talking about a Worm Ranch (Texas term) since...

  • Are you Cheap, Frugal or Thrifty?
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    Are you Cheap, Frugal or Thrifty?

    4 years ago

    You might be downright cheap if you water down hydrogen peroxide. Webster’s.com says: “Cheap = stingy or miserly.” For most uses, it is best to keep peroxide at full strength. You might be frugal if you save leftover bars of soap in a jar with...

  • The Coolest Winery Just 45 Minutes From Houston
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    The Coolest Winery Just 45 Minutes From Houston

    10 years ago

    Peacocks on the fence at the entrance to Texas Star Winery The Coolest New Winery 45 Minutes from Houston, Texas Texas Star Winery at 29311 FM149 in Richards, Texas just 20 minutes from downtown Montgomery, Texas, and a mere 45 minutes from...

  • Teaching Manners Without Pulling Your Hair Out!
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    Teaching Manners Without Pulling Your Hair Out!

    9 years ago

    Mom Always said, “Manners, Posture and Attitude are free, and “Use what the good Lord gave you between your ears—your brains.” Yes, sometimes she did have to tell us we had brains. As a parent, I always say that I will never be too old or...

  • Write is a Verb and Four Tips to Overcome Writing Distractions
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    Write is a Verb and Four Tips to Overcome Writing Distractions

    10 years ago

    I could begin today's hub with a motivational quote by Lou Holtz (my favorite ESPN announcer by the way) or perhaps roll out with an inspirational quote on discipline to emphasize that you can be a winner and be in control of your distractions. ...

  • The Art of Becoming an Excellent Tooth Fairy
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    The Art of Becoming an Excellent Tooth Fairy

    9 years ago

    Or MASTERING THE ART OF TOOTH FAIRY-ING The tooth fairy has been around since long before Crest was selling just one flavor of tooth paste with screw on caps and before entire grocery aisles were devoted to oral hygiene. Tooth Fairies can be...

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