Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Uses for Your Cell Phone Camera
2.Remember Dates - The date is automatically stored with an image so if you need to remember a date and had a picture of it with your cell phone you can find it there.
3.Cable Connections - Capture a picture of the connections with your phone camera before you disconnect to easily be able to see what goes where when you have to reconnect.
4.Car Parking - Turn around and take a picture of the exit door after you enter the store so you'll know where leave to get back to your car.
5.Replace pen & paper - Take a picture lists, subway maps, notice boards, etc.
6.Maps and directions - take a picture of the map from the computer on your phone.
7.Rent a car - When you rent a car take a picture of any scratches or dents before you leave so you don't run into a dispute when returning the car to the agent.
8.Security Weapon - Before you board a taxi in some unknown place, take a picture of the license plate and driver details that are generally written near the passenger seat. Email the picture to your spouse or friend as a security measure.
9.Shopping Alone – If you are in a store shopping without your spouse, get his/her opinion on the stuff you are about to purchase by emailing pictures though your phone.
10.As a Mirror – When you are about to reach the party, take a self-picture with your mobile phone to make sure that that makeup and hair style is in perfect condition.
To check out the article this is from:
This is a really good list to have!!
Top 50 Emergency Uses for Your Camera Phone http://cameras.about.com/od/cameraphonespdas/a/emergency.htm
Here are some more ideas:
*Take a picture of that haircut that you just got that you really liked so you have it stored right there in your phone to show the hairdresser the next time. (Don't forget to take a picture of the sides and back too!)
*Take a picture of a business card. (office building too if you need to return)
*Use at the library to capture something from a book or a book cover to remember it for another time.
* Take a picture of what you are repairing or a part you need so you can show them at the hardware store.
*Quick pictures of an accident
*Pictures of damage to home or property
*Photograph serial, lot number or identifying code, or paint code before you go to the store.
* Wishlist item
Labels: cell phone camera uses
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Labels: Happy Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Super Easy Sticky Buns
1 small package of instant vanilla pudding (French Vanilla is fine too)
1 tsp. cinnamon - Mix this into the dry pudding mix
1 stick melted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar - Combine this with the melted butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans
*Spray a 13 x 9 pan with Pam
*Sprinkle the nuts on the bottom of the pan. (You can even put some fine diced apple here too.)
*Evenly space the frozen rolls on the nuts
*Sprinkle spoonfuls of the pudding/cinnamon mixture over each roll.
*Pour the melted butter/brown sugar mixture over the rolls.
*Spray a piece of Saran wrap and place loosely over the pan.
*Place in the cold oven the night before.
*In the morning, remove the Saran wrap & turn the oven on to 350' with the pan in the oven.
*Bake at 350' for 20-30 minutes until lightly browned.
You can have these baking while you're putting the stuffing into the turkey & then your oven will already be preheated! Just be sure to turn it down to 325'.
Wondering how long it will take to defrost or roast that turkey?
Labels: Sticky Buns
Monday, November 22, 2010
Hodgepodge reader Cindy from St. James Church in Florence, Italy, found this product in a recent issue of Venerdi (Friday), an Italian magazine.
Here's a YouTube video of it:
Labels: VW Bus Soundwagon
Friday, November 19, 2010
Recipes, Recipes, Recipes!!!
After that go back to the Cookbook Homepage to find much, much more.
There are crockpot recipes for beef, pork, poultry, fish, seafood, soup, stew, chili, barbeque, side dishes, desserts and MORE!!!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
10 Signs of Alzheimer's
2.Challenges in planning or solving problems
3.Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
4.Confusion with time or place
5.Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
6.New problems with words in speaking or writing
7.Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
8.Decreased or poor judgment
9.Withdrawal from work or social activities
10.Changes in mood and personality
To read more in depth about each of these go to:
The difference between Alzheimer's and typical age-related changes
Signs of Alzheimer's Typical age-related changes
Poor judgment and decision making Making a bad decision once in a while
Inability to manage a budget Missing a monthly payment
Losing track of the date/season Forgetting which day it is and remembering later
Difficulty having a conversation Sometimes forgetting which word to use
Misplacing things and being unable to retrace steps to find them Losing things from time to time
Labels: Signs of Alzheimer's
Monday, November 15, 2010
Welcome Back - (at Heathrow Airport)
Friday, November 12, 2010
Prep Bowls Used for Dry Measure
I recently replace an old bread maker that broke with a new Cuisinart one from Costco. I was getting tired of measuring out 4 cups of flour one at a time for one of the recipes I make. I was on a quest to find larger dry measure cups. No one, at least that I could find, makes large cups for dry measuring. Then I came across these prep bowls with covers to boot! They are 1, 2, 3, and 4 cups in size. Oh happy day! Now I can even have the flour all measured out and ready to go. For the first time I did measure it out from a 1 cup measure into the 4 cup bowl just to make sure it accurately leveled off with the 4 cups. My bread came out perfect.
Labels: prep bowls for dry measuring
Thursday, November 11, 2010
God Bless Our Veterans
Labels: Military Funeral Honors
Monday, November 08, 2010
Free Coloring Pages for Kids
Find pictures on any of these subjects:
Letters & Numbers
Labels: coloring pages
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
MapMyWalk allows visitors to calculate the distance of a walking route by tracing it on a map; it works for any location in the world covered by Google maps.
On this Web site, you can find out how conducive a neighborhood is to walking by typing in an address. Based on the proximity of grocery stores, parks, schools, restaurants, libraries, and more, the site generates a score of 0–100 for the location. The neighborhood’s attractions are also listed by category (schools, coffee shops, etc.) with their distance from the originating address; they are shown on a map of the neighborhood, as well.
(Thanks Cathy A. for sending these to Hodgepodge.)
Here are some other walking websites I found:
HP reader Sue T. sends along this additional info:
There is also an iPod touch/iPhone app that uses the internal gps to tell
you how fast/far you've gone--if you enter your weight, it even tells you
how many calories you've burned. It works for runners and walkers and I
like it because normal pedometers want you to enter a stride length, and
most of us don't stride exactly x inches every time.