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Must Have Tools for Homeowners

Dec 4, 2019 Tami Baker
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When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don’t need an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes. These five tools will cover most of your basic projects. 1) Cordless drill. A cordless drill is a must-have for installing cabinets, drawer pulls, hinges, picture frames, shelves and hooks, and more. Whether it’s for do-it-yourself projects or repairs, you’ll use your cordless drill just about every month. 2) Drain cleaners. Shower and bathroom sink drains are susceptible to clogs because of the daily buildup of hair and whisker clippings. You can use chemical clog removers like Drano, but they’re expensive and the lingering chemical scent is unpleasant. Instead, buy some plastic drain cleaners that can reach into the drain to pull out the clog of hair and gunk. You can purchase them on Amazon or at a local hardware store for a low price. 3) Shop-vac. No matter how careful you are, spills and accidents will happen and there are some tasks that just can’t be handled with paper towels or a standard vacuum, like pet messes or broken glass. 4 ) Loppers. Even the minimum amount of care for your landscaping will require some loppers to remove damaged branches, vines, thick weeds, and any other unruly plants in your yard. 5) Flashlight. You’re going to want something a little more powerful than your iPhone flashlight when you’re in the crawlspace!

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Things to be Thankful for : Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

Nov 26, 2019 Tami Baker
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Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, and I am very thankful for these pumpkin cream cheese bars I created. This time of year the cravings are strong to enjoy all the holiday yummy treats (I am a dessert freak). After getting up at 3:50 AM each morning for a 5AM workout I don’t want to spend all that precious time and energy working out each morning and wasting it on a piece of pie. I want to optimize the hard earned calorie burn on tasty and healthy treats. Eating these special treats will fulfill all the sweet urges one may have for the pumpkin pie. This is one good start to eating healthier for the holidays. The pumpkin cream cheese bars have the texture and same delicious flavor as a pumpkin pie. If you want to add a spoonful of whipping cream go for it. Next time I am thinking about adding sugar free Cacao chocolate chips to the cream cheese portion. Happy Thanksgiving! Base Filling 1 cup - Almond Flour ½ cup - Swerve Granulated Sugar 2 tsp - Baking Powder ¼ tsp - Salt 2 tsp - Pumpkin Pie Spice 1 can - Pumpkin Puree 2 large – Eggs (@ room temp) ¼ cup - Butter (melted) Cream Topping 1 block 8oz - Cream Cheese (@ room temp) 1/3 cup - Swerve Granulated Sugar 1 large – Egg (@ room temp) Extra Items 8X8 Glass Pan (oven proof) Parchment Paper Heat oven to 350. Mix all base filling items together starting with the dry ingredients first then adding wet. Line 8X8 baking dish with the parchment paper. Pour and smooth out the base mix over the parchment paper. Next blend the cream topping ingredients until creamy and smooth. Pour over the base filling and level out. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the cream cheese top looks dry. Let cool about 1 hour then cut into 12 squares. ENJOY!!! Refrigerator for storing the leftovers Nutritional Information Total Servings 12 bars Serving size 1 bar Calories per Serving: 169 Proteins per Serving: 3 Carbohydrates per Serving: 4 (Net)

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Warning: Daylight Savings is Ending!

Nov 2, 2019 Tami Baker
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On Sunday, March 10th, we entered the 2019 daylight savings season. The longer evenings are coming to a halt tomorrow, Sunday, November 3rd at 2 A.M. The "time" will fall backwards one hour. People will take advantage of the "extra" hour in different ways. Some see it as an extension of their Saturday night/Sunday morning social events, while others see it as a bonus hour to "catch up" on their sleep deprivation. However you decide to think about the ending of daylight savings time (for 2019), make sure you adjust your clocks back that one hour and enjoy it.

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School Days are Here Again!!

Aug 16, 2018 Donald Baker
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School is back in session. The excitement of starting a new year and the kids getting back together with friends also brings traffic congestion and safety challenges for our kids. It is very important for drivers to remember to slow down, stay off the cell phone, and pay attention when driving in and around school zones. Please remember to stop for the school buses when they are picking up or dropping off the kids. According to the National Safety Council, most fatal traffic incidents for students between the ages of 4 to 7 years old happen while they are walking. So be extra careful when approaching and eventually passing a school bus. Remember to check for students when approaching school crossing zones or other vehicles stopped for pedestrians.

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