Archive for ‘Food’

June 17, 2012

Stop Wasting Lotion and other Bottle Liquids

This is the shower diary, so of course I was fighting getting out the last drops liquids from bottles yesterday.  It was driving me nuts.  Based on the weight, I could tell there was a lot more in the bottle than would come out.  I’ve had this fight many times before, but yesterday it just seemed that all of my potions and lotions were running out – all at the same time.  I drew pictures of contraptions that could fix the problem.  Most lotion tops are the same size (but not all – those $40 bottles are smaller than the $5 bottles of course).

Lotion Saver Lotion Saver 2

So now that I’ve created this new idea, I figured I’d see who else has already come up with a solution… as that is usually the case with my “next big idea”.  So I find this Lotion Dispenser.

So I like my idea better because you don’t have to keep the contraption on the container all the time (you only need to buy one), and while you may use multiple containers for your liquids, they will be much smaller and if you keep to a 3 ounce container you can travel with them.  With the funnel cone, you can use any size container that you’re emptying and you can select what to fill.

You can use mine in the kitchen too.  Get the last of your sauce or other food liquids.  They can be a bit chunky or not (change the funnel).

Found this too from the Container Store.  Still like my idea better as you may want to go from a large container to a smaller one and the couplers don’t necessarily match up.  Also the lighter bottle is on the bottom and you’ll have a balancing act to deal with.

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May 19, 2012

Food, Inc. Portland viewing and discussion 5/20/12 @ 3pm

Hey Portland, I know this has been out for a while, but Food, Inc. will be shown in the Kenton neighborhood on Sunday and will be followed by a discussion on how to improve our food sources in our community.

For the details, click here.

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May 18, 2012

Healthy Fast Food… Where? How healthy?

HELP ME!!!  Where can I find really healthy and FAST food? So I found a couple of places, but PORTLAND where else can I go?  Have you tried

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May 12, 2012

Easy, Affordable CURE for Cancer?

Is the CURE for cancer as easy as changing your diet?  It really could be.  I’ve heard that changing your attitude (like laughing and being happy) can cure cancer.  I’ve heard getting rid of all the chemicals you use around you (deodorant, cleaning supplies, shampoo, make-up, lotion) and using natural and organic can make a huge difference. 

One example I recently read about was Horst Schulze who managed the Ritz Carlton and now owns Capella hotels/resorts.  In Success Magazine (Against the Odds) he talked about how he was given one year to live after having surgery to remove the cancer.  He didn’t like that idea.  So what did he do?

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April 10, 2012

Flavor Packets – Spices

So I’m looking at ways to eat healthier food.  What’s missing for me is FLAVOR.  I’m thinking of whole grains and mixing it up, brown rice, veggies… but what are the best spices to go with my food?  Okay, I know this is bad, but I like Sapporo’s Ichiban japanese style noodles – especially when I can throw in the kitchen sink of veggies and left-overs.  Unfortunately the first two ingredients in the “Soup Base” are Salt and MSG, followed by sugar.  UGG!

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April 1, 2012

Kitchen Supplies Resale Shop

An acquaintance mentioned this idea some time ago, but I was thinking about it again.  It would be really nice to have a shop that is all about kitchen items, mainly plates, utensils, silverware, serving items, cooking wares and tools and items like small appliances like toasters, Vitamix blenders, mixers, etc.   Fads and diets change – so should your kitchen items.  Why store things for a few years waiting for the items to come back into favor when you could trade it in for something you will use. 

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March 17, 2012

Lose 5 lbs on a Staycation

So I’m thinking I need to take a vacation – and I need to lose some weight.  Why can’t I combine the two?  I don’t really need to go anywhere to make this happen so I can save money on air travel (the airports are so crazy these days anyway). 

It would be nice to learn more about Portland and the things I can do here – for fun and to lose weight.  I could also use a refresher of things I should eat that are more figure friendly.  So I created this Staycation (I wanted to call it a Fat Farm Destination, but who would go?). 

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January 2, 2010

Creating the Shower Diary

Some time in 2009 I thought it might be a good idea to write down some of my ideas – albeit sometimes crazy ideas – and random thoughts – normally sparked by a hot shower, early in the morning – in a journal. 

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