Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Give a Homemade Poetry Card as a Father's Day Gift this Year

Father's Day is coming....
Read the article below for a great handmade gift for Father's Day...

There are many places where you can purchase holiday and special occasion cards. Some of them run fairly cheap, while some of them are really expensive. Every now and then, you will find a card that speaks right to you, but then, there are times when you wish you could find just that exact card that says what you want it to.

For Father's Day, there is nothing more special than creating a handmade card from his cards. A handmade father's day gift is something that will touch his heart, and be more meaningful when it is coming from those that he loves. If you and your children can't find just the right card, how about making one instead?

Some materials that you will need for this project are some pictures of your children, and you if you want. Or you could have a group photo of all of you taken too. Then you need some construction paper with the color of your choice, some markers, and some white paper. The white paper can be lined or unlined. This is where you are going to write your mini poem to that special guy on Father's Day. For decorating the card, you can get some markers, crayons, glitter, and some stickers too. This will be a card from all of you, so it can look however you would like it to.

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Craigslist.org Vs. Ebay.com: Which One is Better to Sell Your Old Prized Possessions On?

It's true that one person's trash is another person's treasure. Individuals are always looking for a place to sell or throw away old possessions and clothing. Sometimes we take them to local charities, and of course, others may end up in the garbage somewhere in the dumpster. Then we wonder, why throw all of those once prized possessions away, when we can make a profit off of these items? Our minds start brainstorming with ideas of garage sales, Internet sales, or taking them to consignment shops. But theses days, people want a fast way to get rid of all of their old stuff and consumers want a quick sale.

It's all about time and money in the 21st century. One of the best ways to rid us of all of our old junk is to sell it on the Internet. First we must find an affordable listing that will allow us to make a profit to sell our items. We don't want profits to just pay for the listing-as we put a lot of hard work and effort into making this prized possession something to sell. It was our own possession for years, and now it will be something new to someone else. When trying to find a place to sell on the Internet, we want to find something that is either free to list, or maybe won't cost us an arm and a leg to sell. Two wonderful places to begin your selling ventures are Ebay.com and Craigslist.org.

Of course, each website has it's positives and negatives. It will be up to the seller of how they feel each website would benefit themselves and their profits, but it will also matter how much time and money that it will consume as well. If you are selling any article of clothing, antiques, an old car, or actually any kind of household item, you could begin your journey with Ebay. Ebay will allow your item to be seen by millions of people every day. You can decide to list your item anywhere between three to seven days. You can choose from pre-designed templates or create your own. Transactions are pretty much taken care off, and once an item has been sold, all you must do is make sure you collect your money and ship the item to its new rightful owner.

Also, if you have many items that you would like to sell, you could save money by opening a store. Pay one price of about fifteen dollars a month to have your own Ebay store, or you could list your own items individually as "auction style." Depending on the extra listing accessories you choose from, your listing could cost as much as fifty five cents to over two dollars each. How you decide to present your listing is completely up to you. Also, you pay for your listing fees upfront, and then once your item sells, you must pay a final value as well. So when you list your items, you must at least consider what you will be paying out to Ebay as well. More than likely, your payments are going to cover the advertising that your ad will do on Ebay, which is why sometimes it could be a good idea to pay a bit for your auctions. So if you are looking for a website where you don't have to do a lot of extra work on the side, and you won't have to do much marketing, then Ebay could be a starter place for you to begin your selling ventures on.


Monday, June 9, 2008

How to Make a Frozen Fruit Smoothie

Summer months are coming, and it's time to cool down with some yummy frozen treats! Try this great frozen smoothie recipe to cool off with ! :)

ruit smoothies are a wonderful summer time treat. In fact, nothing beats coming in from the summer heat to a fruit smoothie. With a sweet and refreshing taste, its the perfect drink to kick back and relax. Read more to learn how to make this fun and easy treat at home this summer.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup of mixed frozen fruit or a fruit of your choice
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 1/2 cups of orange juice or one of your choice.
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Blender or smoothie maker

1. Frozen fruit gives smoothies a great taste Put 1 cup of mixed frozen fruit into a blender or smoothie maker. For a great mixture, consider strawberries, peaches, mango, kiwi, and grapes. The blend will create a sweet, fruity flavor.

2. Mix with orange juice for added flavor Add 1 cup of ice to the blender. For a thicker smoothie, try adding more ice.


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