Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions About Salmon - Coastal Living

Frequently Asked Questions About Salmon - Coastal Living
Quick excerpt from this article:  What is that white film on cooked salmon? It’s a protein called albumin (like egg white) that comes from overcooking, usually with higher-fat salmon such as king and farmed salmon. It’s perfectly safe to eat, but can be wiped off.  Click the link above to read more of this great article.

Going Green

GOING GREEN:  I want to tell you about “Going Green” for your interiors.  I spent many years in Chicago studying this only to find out people don’t care.  Well, some people that is.  My sister and brother-in-law have had a difficult time with a house that was full of caustic mold that had penetrated their roof due to heavy rains.  A shrinking economy made it so they could not afford to mitigate the problem, thus they have moved.  My heart pours out to them and their family.  Here are some things you can do to help with being “green” in your home.  1) Choose products that are “formaldehyde free”, you know how to find this information, the manufacturers label.  2) Open your windows more, I know you don’t like bugs, just do it on Saturday’s.  3) use household cleaning products that are “chemical” free, and odor free. 4) If you choose carpeting, please, please, choose carpet that has “green” and environmentally friendly or the “green” seal attached to it.  The reason is, there are carpet manufacturers that choose not to put into their products, caustic formaldehyde and they will tell you, honestly!  Fresh air for our children, clean and organized environments that’s what interior design is about.  Now, call me if you want/need more information.  Your friend – Karen  PS:  If you need a new roof, do it immediately because the water penetration sits in the “plenum” space of your roof and the hot environment creates an “atmosphere” for mold to breed.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Concealed Weapons - It's not a Misdemeanor!

I've been avoiding this subject and now I must spill the beans....Isabella unknowingly, admittedly tried to bring a switch blade through TSA Baltimore during Spring Break.  I know what you're thinking....what?  Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.  Only I was thinking more like what the heck, doesn't she know the world we live in?  I guess the answer to that question is no.  So, we had a talk, and basically she forgot.  Don't you just love when you hear that!  It's really frustrating being a parent and getting that response.  But the truth is, her father bought the knife while on a trip to N.C. for her brother, Ricky.  He gave the knife to Isabella when she left for college.  All sounds harmless, right, read this.

It is unlawful in any state to bring a concealed weapon through security at an airport.  The measure of justice (either 3 years in prison or $1K fine) is dependent upon the type of weapon and how much harm it can bring to another human being.

You will be processed at the local municipality jail until it is determined if you are still "harmless".
Luckily, Isabella was released and allowed to fly the following day, but not without spending time in a local jail cell in Glen Burnie County, Maryland.

Mom's and Dad's, the "boy talk" and "sex talk" should now include the "defend yourself" talk.  Further, Mace is acceptable form of defense and doesn't carry the weight of a "concealed weapon" charge.  Here's some more information:   http://definitions.uslegal.com/c/concealed-weapons/ if you'd like to learn more.  Her hearing is June 2nd in Baltimore; I've hired an attorney for her, unwillingly, but for the better.  Will keep you posted....regards, Karen G.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

NEW Layout - NEW Paper

First layout showing my paper and flowers collection.  This collection is entitled "Wicker".
click on it to see it larger