Kitchen Cupboard Make-Over: After

A few nice Pest images I found:

Kitchen Cupboard Make-Over: After
Pest

Image by Pieter Pieterse
One of the original uncluttering space optimization systems from when our Mom’s had the same problems we have now! Tupperware.

Our kitchen cupboard after converting it to a dry pantry. Called in the help of a tupperware lady to help us "re-zone" the kitchen. We now have a recession- and cooking process friendly dry pantry. Everything visible, uncluttered, sealed against pests, stored in larger (cheaper) quantities, sealed for freshness, within reach, etc. The bottles and cans were moved to another shelf under our staircase.

The key was to move the shelving heights to maximize better match container heights.

The Cat Says . . .
Pest

Image by faith goble
Grattis på födelsedagen, Alexander! George (the big, round ball-of-fur in this picture), the dogs, and I send birthday greetings from Kentucky. May Alexander and his sweet mother, my friend Helena (Hejiana), have a spectacular day.

You can see Helena’s lovely work at www.flickr.com/photos/hajlana/ and a wonderful picture of Alexander at www.flickr.com/photos/hajlana/4834156440/

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Wordless Wednesday

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Toby and Ylan

This is Toby – a three month old Staffordshire bull terrier pup who lives in Gorbio village. In the third photo you see him running across the square with Ylan. Is there anything nicer than a young boy and a young dog happy together. 

RIVIERA DOGS

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Cool Tick images

Some cool Tick images:

TICK
Tick

Image by The Doll Observer

a different kind of tick: Ornithodoros spp (soft tick)
Tick

Image by Derell Licht
I’m familiar with ticks at Sunol Regional Wilderness; they’re part of the cost of business when hiking up there. However, the ticks I’ve seen in the past have been Deer Ticks, which have a distinctive look, almost black, partially shiny and partially furry.

This one is very different; I’ve never seen a "dusty tick" before. Any help in identifying this would be very welcome!!

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GIVEAWAY // Win a Sun Glow Duo Self-Tanning Set from Skin Authority (+ My Personal Review)

GIVEAWAY // Win a Sun Glow Duo Self-Tanning Set from Skin Authority and Bubby & Bean!

Back in the day, I used to slather myself in suntan oil and literally bake in the sun in an effort to get a ‘bronze glow’ (which, on several occasions, resulted instead in a miserable red burn).  I even visited the the tanning bed from time to time.  Thankfully, I eventually accepted the fact that as much as I loved a tan in the summertime, I was taking the unhealthy route to get there.  Since then, if I’m going to be outside under a hot sun, I’ve used sunscreen.  And if I want a sun-kissed look, I’ve opted for self tanner.  Unfortunately though, as we all know, self tanners can be tricky, and more times than not end up leaving you a streaky, orange mess. I’ve learned that a lot of times, this unwanted effect is caused by a build up of dead skin.  So when the folks over at Skin Authority asked if I wanted to try their new Sun Glow Duo, which includes a special exfoliating cleanser to prevent streakiness (and is vegetarian!), I was all about it.

I’d just been in Arizona so my normally pasty pale skin did have a tiny head start, but my legs needed a boost.  So although I used the Sun Glow Duo on my entire body, I concentrated on my legs.  Over a period of a couple of weeks, I first applied the Exfoliating Cleanser, then the Sunless Tanner.  The Exfoliating Cleanser worked wonders, both on my face and my body, removing dead skin cells with its natural pumice and sugar cane derived exfoliators.  My skin felt all sorts of soft.  The Sunless Tanner went on smoothly, lacked that awful artificial tanning scent (thank goodness), and absorbed quickly.  It also moisturized my skin, and provided help in fighting free radical damage with its Vitamin C and E formula.  And I love that it contains no fragrances, parabens, or harmful dyes.  Within an hour of the first appplication, I started to see a nice tan color.  After using the Duo every few days for two weeks, I had a rich tan that was even and natural looking. I’m looking forward to using it on a regular basis as summertime approaches. (The Sun Glow Duo is available for purchase from April 1 through June 30, 2014.)

Skin Authority Sun Glow Duo

And now for the best part!  Skin Authority is giving one lucky Bubby and Bean reader a Sun Glow Duo of their very own, which includes the Exfoliating Cleanser and the Sunless Tanner, a $ 78 value!

To enter, just like Skin Authority on Facebook, then leave a comment below stating that you did so.

Once you’ve completed the mandatory entry above, you can also gain one additional entry for each of the following.  (*Please list each extra entry in a SEPARATE comment in order for it to count).

  • Follow Skin Authority on Twitter
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  • Post the top image from this post to Instagram with the following caption: Win this Sun Glo Duo from @skinauthority and @bubbyandbean! Repost for 1 entry. #bubbyandbeangiveaway #giveaway
  • Tweet this: Enter the Bubby & Bean and @skinauthority GIVEAWAY to win a Sun Glow Duo worth $ 78! via @MotM_EcoFashion  http://bit.ly/1qJ0NQr
  • Pin the top image from this post on Pinterest 
  • Click the Facebook ‘Like’ button below to like this post on Facebook 

This giveaway will run through April 17th and is open to Bubby and Bean readers with a U.S. shipping address.  The winner will be randomly chosen and announced shortly after.  (Important: Please make sure to check back and/or leave a way to contact you in your initial entry.) 

Thanks again to Skin Authority for letting me try their fantastic product, and for giving Bubby and Bean readers the chance to try it out as well!  Good luck!

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Pet Food Recall: The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC

The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC is recalling select boxes of Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats.  The recall is due the risk of salmonella.  The products are described in the FDA recall statement.  “The product comes in a 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb, corrugated boxes with plastic liners marked with lot # 14029/21 stamped on the right side top of the box.”

There have not been any illnesses reported so far.  The official FDA statement can be found here.


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Flea Eggs, picked up from John’s Sweater

A few nice Flea images I found:

Flea Eggs, picked up from John’s Sweater
Flea

Image by Denni Schnapp
The fleas are all over the cat, who will scratch and bite if I approach with the flea comb.

I’m not even considering a bath and shampoo!

I guess you can clicker-train moggies to put up with almost anything, but this one will sniff and dither before deigning to accept a treat. Not like a dog who swallows everything on sight.

Oh, and he doesn’t like raw chicken. Only crunchy junk-food pellets.

Flea market
Flea

Image by roxeteer
Big flea market in Myyrmäkihalli indoor football arena, Vantaa, Finland.

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The Confounding Power of God, The Christian and the Bible By Robin Calamaio {Guest Article}

To study the written words of the Bible is an objective exercise. The words are right there – in black and white. A Christian apologist is one who defends the Biblical record from internal – and external – assaults. “Apologist,” comes from a compound Greek word, “apologia” – “apo” (from) + “logos” (a word, or…



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App for Pet First Aid Advice

Collaboration Between American Red Cross and University of Pennsylvania

Photo Credit: Ryan Hospital’s Dr. Deborah Mandell

Hello, everyone!

I downloaded and navigated through this app, which is available for Apple and Android devices… It’s a MUST-HAVE  for all pet owners, and the cost is only $ .99.

PET FIRST AID BLOGWhat I found and love about this app… and why I recommend it:

  • Information for dogs and cats are separated into two sections
  • Both have an alphabetized table of contents to quickly and easily find information needed
  • Each topic contains subsections, details, and easy-to-follow instructions
  • Video demonstrations

Other functions:

  • Variety of categories such as Toxic Substances, Traveling with Pets, Giving Medication, Pet-friendly Hotels, Emergencies, etc.
  • You can add your pets’ information to have readily on-hand
  • Vet locator to find the closest emergency hospital, but also lists options for different vets in the area
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge and keep you informed
  • Assistance with Lost Pets
  • Many more helpful resources!!!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The purpose of my posting information about this app is NOT a substitute for medical attention when your pet needs care or has an illness and/or emergency requiring treatment by a veterinarian!!! 

Empowering pet parents with the tools to seek out information and knowledge to immediately intervene may save your pet’s life on the way to receiving emergency treatment.  

Link to the app:

http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/pet-first-aid-app

Helping to keep beloved furry babies healthy and safe… and pet parents informed!

Lori

http://www.IveGotTheScoop.net


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Nice Pest photos

A few nice Pest images I found:

2010 DoD Pest Management Workshop February 2010 (72)
Pest

Image by Armed Forces Pest Management Board
Picture from the DoD Pest Management Workshop held in Jacksonville, FL.

2010 DoD Pest Management Workshop February 2010 (16)
Pest

Image by Armed Forces Pest Management Board
Picture from the DoD Pest Management Workshop held in Jacksonville, FL.

2010 DoD Pest Management Workshop February 2010 (6)
Pest

Image by Armed Forces Pest Management Board
Picture from the DoD Pest Management Workshop held in Jacksonville, FL.

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