Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Check out Notorious on ABC this Fall

In the evening after Noah goes to bed, I like to watch TV. I like to watch many different shows. I get excited when there are new Fall Shows to watch. I sometimes like so many different shows that I have to watch some on demand. My favorite type of show is probably crime dramas. I watched the first episode of Notorious on ABC and I am so excited for the rest of the season. It's also on Thursdays where so far I don't watch much. It can be hard to decide which show to watch when you have so many choices. I don't really worry though because I can just watch it while Noah is at school. 

Here's more about Notorious:

Notorious duo Jake and Julia are always in charge. She's a top rated investigative news producer and he's a high powered lawyer. Together, they mix law and media in a sexy interplay of scandal, drama, and the twisty exploration of what it means to make the news. Piper Perabo and Daniel Sunjata star in Notorious, Thursday at 9|8c on ABC.

I love how they talk about true crime and media. Some of the stories seem like they are previous true crime stories. I am really interested in true crime too. It's obviously a drama vs. a documentary but I love the little nods they do. It also kind of reminds me of the movie Hero with Dustin Hoffman where it shows the behind the scenes and how far they will go to get the scoop. I am really excited for this week's episode. Check it out on Thursdays at 9 pm on ABC. You can also check it on ABC On Demand.

For more information, check out Notorious.

 This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Common items that can clog your drain by Roto-Rooter

This is my third post as a Roto-Rooter Ambassador. Today, I want to talk to you about clogs. Let me just say clogs are not fun, especially when it's in your toilet. That is when it can get super messy. As someone, who has dealt with a clogged toilet a few times in my life it is such a pain. I have also had clogged drains in the bathroom, the kitchen and the tub. I thought I would share with you some things you should never let go down the drain. If you do, Roto-Rooter Plumbing Line can help you unclog your drain.

Things you should never let go down the drain:

Pasta- even with a garbage disposal it can clog the drain because of all the starch that clumps together. Throw away extra pasta in the trash.

Onions- I am not exactly sure why but onions can clog drains when you are using a lot of them. Using the trash or adding the onion peels to a compost pile would be a great idea.

Wax- It will coat the drain making the pipes smaller or even will clog the drain completely.

Grease- It is similar to wax to where it will coat the pipes. If you have a can or the foam tray from your meat use that. Sometimes I just put a couple layers of paper towels on a plate and pour it on there and let it harden and throw it away.

Hair- I know you can lose hair while you are taking a shower or brushing your hair. Try to plug the drain or remove the hair from the sink. You will be surprised how easily it will clog over time.

Paper- Sometimes little bits of paper from wrappers will end up in the sink and go down the drain.

Pet Food- If your animals like to put their food in their water, be careful not to dump it out in a sink. I always flush it down the toilet.

Cat litter- I know that one sounds weird but you would be surprised what your sweet kitties can get litter on. I am sure adults know not to do this, but our kids might need a reminder.

Toys- Some toys are really small and can fit down the drain. You don't want to let your child's toys end up in your drains. It could get lodged and your child loses their toy.

Jewelry- A lot of people take their rings off when they wash their hands or do dishes. A few of them might end up knocking their rings in the sink and they end up down the drain.  Thankfully, it's not too difficult to remove a piece of pipe to retrieve your item.  It can be really messy so keep a big bowl or a small trash can over the pipe because there will be water in the pipes. You may even want to turn the water off to do this too.

I hope this post helps you keep your drains clear of things that don't belong in them.

Check out the Roto-Rooter plumbing line for your hard clogs and to help protect your septic tank.

As a Roto-Rooter Ambassador, I  received complimentary product. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Monday, September 12, 2016

How to make simple bookmarks with things around the house

I love being crafty. Years ago, I was going to a blogging conference and I didn't have business cards. I know I know, bad Sheilacakes. I decided instead of printing business cards, I wanted to be different. I had started making bookmarks randomly. I had purchased a bookmark making kit on clearance and decided to try it. I made bookmarks in the past for my mom and her friends. It was just something fun to do before I started blogging. I quickly went through the materials in the kit. I wanted to make more. Honestly, all I used was the cardboard base. I purposely kept a bare cardboard base and started making my own out of random pieces of cardboard and cereal boxes. Making bookmarks is easy and fun.

How to make beautiful bookmarks:

Cardboard from a cereal box or any other thin cardboard.

Patterned Paper If you don't have patterned paper you can stamp or draw on them

Solid colored paper

Hole punch

Double sided tape

Different flat embellishments like shaped paper shapes, stamps or stickers

Cut bookmark shaped pieces of cardboard. You can use any bookmark you might have around the house.
Repeat the shape with the patterned paper and solid color paper

Using double sided tape tape the patterned paper and solid colored paper on different sides

Embellish any way you would like

Punch a hole towards the top of the bookmark and tie ribbon on it.

There you have a simple handmade bookmark made with love.