Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring Is Here

Spring time is just around the corner and this can bring both beautiful weather and allergies for so many.  Dogs are also affected by allergies.  Dog display many of the same signs of allergy problems as humans: watery eyes, sneezing, and itchy skin.  Keep an eye on your pet as the plants and trees start to bloom so that you can get them to the vet to get relief from those pesky allergies.  Enjoy the beautiful sun! Love..Scout

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Time To Give Thanks

This time of year can get so very busy and hectic for so many people.  We need to remember to take the time to enjoy our Friends and Family during the Holiday season.  There are a few things you can try to help you enjoy the season: focus on the true meaning of the season, pick out something positive in your life each day and give thanks for it, and remember all the blessing that are right in front of you.  I am so thankful to have such great Friends and Family in my life.  Enjoy each day…Merry Christmas, Scout.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

It’s Getting Cold Outside

The temperatures are going to start dropping and possibly stay cold for long periods of time.  Outside pets and animals need us to take care of them and keep them warm.  Little things can be done to keep everyone warm, cozy and safe.  A dog house or shelter is very important.  A few tips to keeping the doghouse warm is to have it blocked from the North wind, put bedding in the house (hay, blankets, or old towels) and adding a heat lamp.  It is also important to check the water supply to make sure it is not frozen solid so that your pets have access to fresh water.  Stay warm and Love those pets…Scout.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Super September Snack #2

Things are starting to get very busy by this time of the school year with football games, 4-H meetings and other school activities.  It is hard to find a healthy snack on the run.  You can prepare snacks on the weekends or your free night during the week.  Dried fruits are great choices because they travel well and are good for you.

Fresh Dried Apples
Cooking Spray

1.  Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.

2.  Cut an apple in half and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.

3.  Slice apples into 1/4-inch-thick rounds.

4.  Lay on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

5.  Bake at 200 degrees F until dry, 2 to 3 hours.

I hope you enjoy!

Love, Scout



Monday, September 16, 2013

Super September Snack #1

Almost all school age children need a snack and a glass of cold milk first thing when walking in the door after school.  I want to give you an option for a snack that is healthy and that anyone can make.

Nutty Pretzel Wands

Pretzel Rods

Peanut Butter

Chopped peanuts and/or dried fruit.

1.  Spread peanut butter on the top few inches of pretzel rods.

2.  Roll in chopped peanuts and/or dried fruit.

Don’t forget to do your homework! 

Love, Scout

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Month of Transition

This is the time when the school supplies hit the shelves and we pack the backpacks.  Many families are remembering their summer trips and starting to plan for the new school year that is just around the corner.  There are a few things that you can do to help your Mom and Dad make this transition a little easier.  You might try some of the following:

-Go through your clothes to see what fits and what does not (this will help you see what you might need for the school year.)

-Do a big cleaning to your room and desk area so that you know where everything is (this will help make the school year much easier with homework and getting ready each morning)

-Make an area to lay out your clothes for the week (this will allow you a chance to make sure Mom approves of your choices on Sunday for the coming week—this makes mornings much smother)

-Decide on a designated area for backpack, homework and things that need to go to school the next day (things can be forgotten on a busy morning)

I hope each of you has the best school year ever—enjoy the new and learn as much as you can!!…Love, Scout!!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Happy Birthday To Me!

As many of you know, August is my Birthday month.  Birthdays are very special and fun to celebrate with your friends and family.  This a perfect time to take a moment to reflect on all the positive things and people in your life and to enjoy the blessings you have been given.  I am truly blessed to have so many people that love and care for me, and for this I am truly grateful.  I want to say “Thanks” to my Mom who has given me the best life ever.  Take that extra time to enjoy each day.  Happy Birthday to Me!….Love, Scout