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Wordless Wednesday * Electrifying

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Wordless Wednesday * A Prince of the Forest

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Spring Snow And Wind Are Not Cool. Krusteaz Will Warm Things Up.

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It seems as if just when roads are safely clear of snow and ice that Old Man Winter dumps more snow. Guess I’ll settle in and make the most of the day, reminisce winters gone by and sleigh rides, snow ball fights, and snowmen while hubby shovels us out yet again.  Superbowl Sunday left my kitchen cleaned to the bone with only leftovers and lack of goodies. Idea! I will bake cookies to fill the sweet treat void. Domesticity is not me, never was. Hopefully that won’t be true today since I have Krusteaz here with me.

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Preparation is simple.New Molten Deep Dish Chocolate Cookies with Carmel Center, mixing bowl, spatula, muffin pans, measuring cup, butter and egg gathered, I set the oven for 350 degrees and follow the step by step directions carefully. Hubby laughs at the 24 dough balls with texture is more brownie that cookie. I remind him that it is the effort that counts. I place twelve in to the bottom of muffin pans, flatten then fill with filling, and bake then 20 minutes. Twelve cookies in thirty minutes from prep to pan to table this is convenience and homemade at its best.

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My finished product tastes as good as it looks. Hubby complimented me for not burning these deep dish cookies. I knew he liked them as he finished the plate and suggested I make another batch.

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Delicious, sweet, and chocolately Molten deep Dish Chocolate Cookie with Caramel Center is baking made easy. Krusteaz is just more than one variety. its product line includes packaged mixes for pancakes, waffles, muffins, crumb cake, quick breads, cornbread, bar mixes, bread mixes, cobblers, crepes, and more.

Krusteaz baking brand recently partnered with Weelicious founder and cookbook author, Catherine McCord who created recipes like Gingerbread Waffles with Cream Cheese Icing, Crumb Cake Muffin Doughnuts, and Cornbread Stuffing on a Stick. There are recipe how-to videos with Catherine walking you through the best way to prepare with some fun and helpful tips making it easy for anyone to get involved.  To view these videos, visit Krusteaz’s site here: http://www.krusteaz.com/holidays.

Go to www.krusteaz.com to find a nearby retailer. The average retail price of products is $2.50-$2.79.

800razors.com – The Place To Save While You Shave

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No hair on my legs, pits, or groin thanks to menopause. Too bad that the aging process brought me unwanted facial hair instead.

Cut! I hate the results I get with my husband’s electric razor.

Cut! I hate the results I get with my woman’s electric razor even more.

These rotary hair cutters just do not get close enough. I need a bladed tool. Over the years in the pursuit of an effortless smooth shave, I’ve used single and double edged safety razors and disposables. I want the best clean shave at the best price. I also want a close shave so I shave dry–no soap, gel, shaving cream–with absolutely no razor burn.

Recently I tried 800razors.com Live Burn Free. I like the feel of its easy to hold handle. I like its non-slip grip even more. I find changing blades is simple. This American made ceramic coated, wide cartridge razor has five premium quick rinse blades, a 360 degree aloe lubricating strip, and a pivoting plane, leaves no unsightly scrapes, nicks, or cuts on this old girl. My skin is soft and smooth without bothersome visual hairs like those of the little pig’s chinny chin chin. FYI: Look closely 800razors’s five blade head. Those specks of dark hair came from my chinny chin chin.

800razors Women’s Five Blade proves that all blades are not created equal. Compare 800 razors’ pricing to competitors. Currently, 800razors.com, the burn-free razor company, sells 12 5-blade ceramic-coated razor cartridges, a handle, and free shipping for $19.95. Assuming the average individual switches Gillette razor cartridges every 7-10 days, they will use 36+ razor cartridges in a year. That’s $120+ simply buying razors! In 10 years, they’ve easily eclipsed the $1000 mark without considering additional handles, shaving cream, and gasoline for travel expenses. The 800razors.com package is a steal of a deal. How can any buyer lose with its $19.95 online retail price including S&H and no questions asked return policy?

Currently 800Razors.com carries three products:

  • Womens 5 Blade (Compare to Venus)
  • Mens 3 blade Razor (Compare to Mach III)
  • Mens 5 Blade Razor (Compare to Fusion)

For more information or to order, please go to 800razors.com.

The Kiamichi Mountain Area

I love to travel. I’ve been to almost every state, some for business and some for pleasure. In most cases there was a little of both. I was in Oklahoma years ago. That trip was mostly business, so I didn’t see as much of the area as I’d have liked. Here’s a few tips from Cassie on traveling through one of the mountain areas in the state.

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Staying Safe On The Trails

One of the best parts of the Kiamichi Mountains is the foothills. Interspersed among the tall trees and gorgeous lake are hiking trails. You don’t have to be a seasoned hiking professional to enjoy these walking tours. Children and even seniors can select easy trails to experience the outdoors. However, every hiker should conform to certain rules to stay safe as they discover the nature surrounding them.

Backpack Essentials

Always bring a sturdy backpack for your hike, from a 30-minute stroll to a 3-hour power hike. You need to carry some basics to remain comfortable and safe on the trail. Bring water bottles and energy bars for sustenance. Water is the most important item to carry, especially if its a hot day. Bring along a first aid kit to treat minor wounds as well. Staying hydrated and injury-free is the best way to enjoy nature.

Stick To Marked Trails

Many adventurous hikers tend to wander off the marked trail. Although they may feel that they are blazing a new path to a grand wonder, it can be a disastrous move. Stay on the marked trails to avoid unstable ground and possible injury. For example, hikers may be asked to check in at a main building while visiting a national park. They are given instructions and a clear hiking map. If an accident occurs while you’re off the trail, assistance could have problems finding you.

Communicate With Friends

Let your family or friends know about your hiking plan before you leave. If there is any issue on the trail, family members can narrow down the search area for authorities. Accidents and injuries can happen, but with a clear path known to others, you’ll be found safe very quickly. Avoid any impulsive choices to select another trail unless friends and family are aware of the change.

Plant And Animal Caution

Use all of your senses when you are hiking. Although the trail is man-made, nature is still wild around you. Listen for any movement in the shrubs and keep your eyes open for any wild animals. Avoid eating any plants along the trail. Although they may appear benign, there are many toxins in plants that cause sickness. Report any unusual plants or animals to the authorities after your hike. You can help other hikers stay safe with updated trail information.

If you want to visit the Kiamichi Mountains, learn more about Beavers Bend Cabin Rentals as a spectacular lodge to rest your head. You’ll enjoy nature with a beautiful cabin in the middle of it all.

Wordless Wednesday * Testimonial to Those Who Live Legion Family. Thank You.

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What To Do If You’re In An Auto Accident

Have you ever been in an auto accident? For me it’s been many years. here are some helpful tips from Jodie on what to do if you are involved in an auto accident.

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Auto accidents are no fun, but at some point and time, most people will be involved in at least one. In the majority of accidents, there are no injuries to people, only damage to vehicles and property. If you find yourself in an accident, you should immediately notify law enforcement. You want to document the entire scene, and the best way to do that is to have law enforcement write a report. If you have your cellphone, you should take photos of the scene and the surroundings immediately following the accident. This will document the conditions of the roadway and the traffic situation. If possible, the cars should be moved out of the roadway, but only after you have gotten all the information you need to make an insurance claim.

You need to get the information of all the drivers involved, including their insurance information and their driver’s license. In some cases, law enforcement will do this for you, but you want to make sure you have this information before you leave the scene of the accident. If your vehicle is going to be towed, make sure that you have retrieved all of your personal belongings from the car. Nothing personal in the car will be covered under the towing company or storage yard’s insurance.

Once you have all the information, you need to call your insurance company and let them know that you were in an accident. You want to call regardless of who is at fault. Your claim will be made through the at-fault driver’s insurance, but you want your insurance company to know about the accident. If you have trouble with the other company, your company will help you get the money from the claim. Your company will also pay for your repairs, and then go after the other company.

You want to have your car taken to a qualified repair shop like www.martinscollision.com to get the repairs done. The auto body shop will help you with your insurance claim forms. They will also help you with getting assignments if there is more damage than originally realized. Sometimes there are damages that are not revealed until the car is taken apart. Those extra costs would not be part of the original estimate, so there will be more money needed.

The most important thing to remember after an accident is to stay safe from injury and out of the road where there is moving traffic.