Thursday, June 28, 2012

FB - How Do You Feel About It?

I'm just curious today. I've been checking FB most of the day and somewhat working as That's what I love about Empower Network! I can be on the ball like crazy or I can have a lazy day and still feel Check this out!

But anyway, I've heard people say that FB is evil! It is the cause of so many divorces and family problems...blah blah blah! I look at Facebook (FB) as a means of communication and playing some really great games! ;o) I have been able to keep in contact with my "Spanish brother" from Spain, as well as make friends all over the world in Australia, the Phillippines, England amongst many others! What an amazing network to be able to be a part of on a daily basis! If you don't want personal things out in the internet world...Don't Post Them!!! If you don't want to meet new people around the world...Don't!

There are ways to be able to keep your Facebook page simple! If you want you can just go on as a game player and observer...just an observer...comment and have fun with it, but ya know what don't go complaining when someone posts something you don't like. Isn't there an old saying..."If you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing at all!" Yes, it's not like I haven't run into some things that have irritated me on FB, but honestly why bother! Life is too fragile and important to worry about the small stuff! If you let FB get in the way of your life, then it will! It doesn't have to though! Enjoy it for what it is...a social network to get to know people and reconnect with those you have lost touch.

I have seen FB get in the way of relationships...and ya know what...if such people are posting things that can ruin a relationship...then I guess they weren't worth it in the first place. And really, aren't some of you much better off in your lives now?!?

I just had to rant a little...People are the cause of issues on FB, not Facebook! It all depends on how you choose to use it! I don't know if everyone will like this post or not, but it is my sole opinion and something I have thought about many times before! Why not create a post about it!

I would love to see how you feel about Facebook! What are some of the Pros? Cons? Comment below and give this post a share...let's get a good conversation going!!!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Hummingbird Food Recipe

It is amazing to wake up early, grab my cup of coffee and sit outside to admire my hummingbirds! I had noticed one checking out our butterfly bush one day last week and made sure my feeder was out and filled with fresh nectar by the next day! But, of course, did I remember the ins and outs of making hummingbird nectar? Nope, yet again I was searching the web looking for that recipe! LOL! I found a great site!

This site explains the best types of feeders...stay away from the drip tube feeders, they will bring bees to your feeder which will fight with your hummingbirds. Always keep your feeder clean and filled with fresh nectar!

Recipe: (from the site mentioned above! Thank you
In nature, hummingbirds eat flower nectar for energy and bugs for protein. Flower nectar is 21% to 23% sucrose - regular table sugar - so it is very easy and inexpensive to make. Here is the recipe for making hummingbird nectar:
  1. Mix 4 parts water to 1 part table sugar in a pan. For example, use 1 cup sugar to 4 cups water. Do not use honey, Jell-O or brown sugar. Especially do not use artificial sweeteners. Putting hummingbirds on a diet will kill them. They burn prodigious amounts of energy for their size and need real sugar. Do not use red food coloring. It is unnecessary and can harm the little hummers even in low concentrations because they eat so much nectar. If your feeder isn't red, tie a red ribbon on it as described in the Feeders section, above. Do not add anything else that you might think of. Just sugar and water, that's all.
  2. Bring to a boil then remove from the heat. Stir it while it is heating until all of the sugar is dissolved. Don't boil it for long because that will change the ratio as water is boiled off. The reason for boiling is not to make syrup, but to drive out the chlorine in the water and to kill mold and yeast spores that might be in the sugar. This will help make the nectar last longer both in the feeder and in your refrigerator.
  3. Cover and allow to cool before using or pouring into the storage bottle. We recommend making a large batch of nectar and storing it in the refrigerator in a 2 liter soda bottle (washed thoroughly first.) This makes refilling the feeder so easy that you won't mind doing it every few days.
Also they have a guide to go by when changing your nectar vs the temperature outside as not to get your hummingbirds sick! I have never seen this on a site before and am grateful for it! I am following their guidelines and now have 2 hummingbirds that visit us very frequently! They even make it difficult for me to try to change the food! LOL! I have to sneak their feeder away and fill it very quickly! LOL! I love it and so does my 5 year old!

High temperatures Change nectar after
71-75 6 days
76-80 5 days
81-84 4 days
85-88 3 days
89-92 2 days
93+ change daily

Make sure to check out the site for more information about hummingbirds! (I had to pause to smile at my hummingbird! LOL!) Remember these are guidelines to follow, always check your nectar to make sure it looks ok as well!

Enjoy your hummingbirds! And Make it Your Life!

Live the life of your dreams and take the time to watch your hummingbirds! What amazing creatures!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Glacial Lake Fishing

Picture of the Glacial Lake near our mountain home
My 15 in Large Mouth Bass!
What an amazing evening! I got to go fishing in the Glacial Lake near our mountain home for the first time! I actually went through a bit of swamp to get there, but I was a trooper and it was well worth every swampy step! What a gorgeous sight to come out of the bushes and swamp to see the view!

My husband and I spent 4 hours out on that lake without another person in sight! Most people won't make the trip through the swamp to get nobody around!

How peaceful and majestic! My husband, me and a beautiful glacial lake all to ourselves!

I fish often, but have never been able to catch "the big ones" from the shore. So I do believe that the picture to the left is of the largest fish I have ever caught! LOL!

I was completely thrilled!

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Friday, June 15, 2012

It's YOUR life people! Whatcha gonna do?

It's Your Life by Francesca Battistelli **withy lyrics on screen**

This is one I have to post and share!!!!!! I absolutely love this song and Francesca Battistelli! What an amazing woman! And what she says is so true! (Really Pay Attention to the Beautifully Displayed Lyrics!) Every time I listen to this song I want to make sure I am doing what I want for my life!

Ya know what, I LOVE MY LIFE! I have a wonderful family, an amazing husband that I am blessed to have and an incredible 5 year old that never ceases to amaze me! What a whipper-snapper! (Good and bad LOL!)

I am also blessed to be able to work from home, in my pajamas, connecting on a daily basis with my family! It's My Life! I'm going to make it what I want and so will my family! It is possible! Now get out there and make your life what you want!!!!!

Make it your life!

Share this video! Francesca Battistelli is amazing and has so much to Sing to the world!

P.S. Sorry about the sp mistake in the title...Posted as it appears on YouTube. Thanks dancegrl9194 the video is beautiful!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Our Story

As we wrote before LifeDesigning1 is a family owned and run business. We started due to a major life changing event just over 4 years ago April 21, 2008. The family was attending our grandmother's funeral ...(miss her so much...what an amazing woman!)... as we were on our way to the cemetery from the church, the procession of cars we were in just stopped! It turned out that our mother had a "widow maker" heart attack in the limosine at the front of the procession! We, as a family, were a complete mess...we couldn't lose 2 important women in our lives within just a couple of days! This couldn't be happening!

We came together as a family! Emergency numbers were called numerous times from all over the procession line of cars! A police officer "made a wrong turn" and came upon our procession. He used a defibrilator on our mom and she was able to breathe on her way to the hospital in the ambulance! (We think Gram said: "I don't think so...get back down there!" Thank you Gram!) At the hospital, Mom got a life saving surgery and is here today!

That day completely changed our lives! We look at each and everyday differently! Each and everyday is truly a blessing to be cherished!

Since this miraculous day, we have told others our story and invited them to join us in the learning process about Health, Wealth and Living the Life of our Dreams!

Share your stories with us and comment below on what you would like to know more about!

Through our learning process we have heard about PURE! It is an amazing dietary supplement that has majorly increased energy in all of us!

Nikki - I wanted to clean my oven! LOL! Who really wants to do that?!?

Some other testimonies:

Karen from Nazareth - "I can feel the difference PURE makes in my energy level instantaneously!"

Mom (62 years, same woman from the story above ;) ) - "My hairdresser told me that my hair is the healthiest it's ever been! They didn't even use conditioner!"

Bob from Pennsylvania - "I feel more focused in my thought process as I go through the day. I also have more energy when I normally 'would hit the wall' late in the morning."