Ants and Uncles mcm wallets Don’t Mix

Uncle Cledus lives in south Georgia, and is a frugal sort. The type of guy who’d squeeze an old nickel until the buffalo grunted. When his air conditioning went kaput during a freakishly hot summer a few years back, he dug around in his garage and then his attic until he found a 20-year-old electric fan. He placed the fan on the kitchen table in front of an open window, then loaded a huge stainless steel bowl with ice and sat it on the table in front of the growling fan. He and his wife, Edna, slept in sleeping bags on the kitchen floor, beneath the bowl and fan, for ten nights until his brother shamed him into calling a HVAC repairman.

Uncle Cledus has a large one-bedroom house on forty-two acres miles from another human being, but up mcm accessories close and personal with hundreds of Red Imported Fire Ant nests. Every spring, and continuing through summer, Cledus conducts his own personal Tet offensive against “the little red devils”. And of course, it’s the cheapest war on record. His first “sure-fire” weapon was molasses paste. Uncle Cledus mixed up a batch and adorned every ant mound he could find with a big, sweet glob of brown, sticky paste. Then he placed some on the widow sills in the house, around the doors, and under the sinks. A few days later, his house was infested with four more ant species, and various other sweet-toothed insects.

Never one to give up, Uncle Cledus tried Windex, vodka (kill ’em with hangovers?), Listerine, bleach, and white toothpaste. Why white? Your guess is as good as mine. Finally, his fifth cousin on his daddy’s side told him to sprinkle grits over the top of every mound cheap mcm he could find, that the ants would eat the grits and explode from the resulting flatulence. And of course, you guessed it, the ants did not fart themselves to death.

Flummoxed over the fire ant situation and at the end of his rope, Cledus was filling his lawnmower with gasoline one day and spied a huge new ant mound next to a half-dead tree two feet from his bedroom window. His brain suddenly stormed and he ran over, doused the mound with gas and set it afire. In his zeal to vanquish the ant mound he dumped too much gas on “the little red devils”. The flames roared up the tree, and jumped to the roof of the house. Before uncle Cledus, Edna, and a passing group of immigrant farm workers could put it out, the fire had consumed their mcm outlet store bedroom. Back to sleeping bags on the kitchen floor they went.

If you’ve got a fire ant problem, do not follow Uncle Cledus’s recipes for eradication. Do your own pest control, but use something that works–an insecticide that will kill the entire nest and give long-lasting relief from “the little red devils”. Fire ants get their name from the sensation one feels when injected with the ant’s venom. Fire ant stings cause intense irritation and may cause severe reactions and even death in especially sensitive people. Fire ants are very active and aggressive and may kill young wildlife or produce sores and nausea in humans. Yards and playgrounds frequented by children in fire ant rich regions, should be treated for fire ants on a regular basis during peak fire ant season.


Back Pain Causes and mcm backpack outlet Treatments

Back pain can be caused by any one of a number of reasons. It can be caused by excessive exercise, bad posture, strain or muscle spasms. In more severe cases, it can be caused by fractured vertebrae or ruptured discs. People above the age of 30 are more prone to it and the lower back is the portion that is most commonly affected. Sometimes the pain may be nagging and constant but dull while in other cases, the affected person may experience sudden and sharp pain that lasts only for mcm wallets a few seconds.

Regardless of what the reason is or how intense the condition, the person will suffer from discomfort and might not be able to carry out day-to-day activities comfortably. This is why it is important to attend to the pain without delay. In some cases, delay in treatment can also lead to aggravation of the condition.

Let’s take a look at the different factors that could result in mild or severe back pain and muscle tension:

• Simple things like carrying a work bag, laptop bag or a purse on the same shoulder everyday or even sitting mcm accessories on a packed wallet are some of the most common causative factors.
• Sometimes we end up sleeping in a strange position which can lead to a severe back ache.
• Ruptured or herniated discs can also be caused due to wear and tear that is result of an injury or an accident.
• When you lift heavy objects improperly, it can stress your back or pull a muscle resulting in pain.
• People lead very busy lives which causes a lot of stress in the body which in turn leads to backaches as the muscles tend to spasm and tighten
• Sometimes genetic causes lead to this kind of problem and arthritis can be a cause.
• Narrowing-down of the spinal cord can result in a stressed back.
• Curved spine or scoliosis is another cause, however, this rears its ugly head only post middle age.
• With age, there can be a flattening of the discs that are positioned between the vertebrae. This makes them cheap mcm lose their flexibility and leads to a range of problems.

Prevention and Treatment

It is possible to avoid some types of backaches and pains. Regular exercise and a good diet reduce the chances of back injury. It is important to maintain a good posture and you should also try to sleep in a good posture at night. Do not lift heavy objects in an improper manner. If you are suffering from back pain try a hot or cold compress and also take some OTC pain killers like acetaminophen. If the pain persists, consult a doctor.

A backache can interfere with your daily routine and unfortunately, it cannot be treated with simple over the counter medication. You need to see a good doctor if you are suffering from back pain. Lakeland Spine Center has the best doctors to treat you. Call them today.


How to Stretch mcm wallets Your Shoes

Women have a problem with their new shoes that are a bit too tight every now and then. If your shoes feel a little tight, fret not, because there are lots of great methods to stretch your shoes. Whether you want to do it yourself or seek professional help, there is always a solution you will be comfortable with. Here are some great tips on how to stretch your shoes.

1. Put on a very thick pair of socks, spray the inside of the shoe with water till its half damp and then rub some mcm accessories alcohol solution. After that, wear the shoes for 20 minutes.

2. If your shoes are waterproof or made of a natural fabric, try stuffing the insides tightly with wet newspaper or damp towel. When the newspaper or towel dries up, it expands and will help to stretch the shoe a bit. Do not try this method if your shoes are made of leather.

3. This is another shoes good tip for women. Put your shoes out in the sun for about 20 minutes to soften their material. After that, put on very thick socks and walk around in the shoes for at least 20 minutes. Do some exaggerate movement like walk fast, stretching your cheap mcm feet and toes. These will help to loosen the front part a bit.

4. Alternatively, you can also blow a hairdryer on your shoes for about 20-30 seconds until they are warmed up (good method if there is no sunlight), this will also help to soften the material and cause it to expand a little. After that, put on a thick pair of socks, walk and stretch in them for 20 minutes.

5. If your women’s shoes are made of leather, suede, nubuck or reptile skins, you can buy a shoe stretcher spray that helps to enlarge the shoes. This can be bought at shoe repair stores or from online. The chemicals in the spray help to penetrate shoe leather quickly and relaxes the leather fibers for easy stretching. The leather is softened and it gives even better stretching results when used with a shoe stretcher. Spray mcm outlet store the area of your shoe to be stretched, insert the shoe stretcher, bring your shoe in the new shape and let it dry.

6. Vaseline can also work wonders for stretching your shoes. Wear a pair of thick socks, rub some Vaseline on the area you want to stretch and wear the shoes round the house for about 20 minutes. This method will not cause the material to dry out and is less likely to tear the material.

7. If you want to soften your women’s leather shoes, cut some potatoes and stuff them into the area that you want it stretched or softened. Leave the potato overnight and they will give even better results. You can also use banana peels instead of potatoes, they work just fine.

8. Go to a shoe repair shop and ask them to help you stretch your shoes with a shoe stretcher. Or you can also buy a wooden shoe stretcher and stretch your shoes on your own.

9. For the pair of women shoes that need stretching, fill some small air-tight bags with water up to three quarter level (zip lock bags are the best). Wrap the shoes in a tea towel and leave them in the freezer for a few hours, as the water freezes it expands and stretches the shoes. Do not to fill the bags to full level of water or it might burst and split the shoe when it freeze. Don’t try this with leather shoes as well, they will be damaged.

Dith is blogger on fashion, shoes and hairstyles related topics. As a budget shopaholic, she loves beautiful things and can never have enough bags, clothing, shoes and accessories. Do visit her blog at

Floral Photos Are mcm wallets Great Decoration

Minimalist Floral: Ditch that dusty orchid you always mean to water! A clean cut square canvas print depicting a single flower is low key way of de-clutter your room décor. It can complement an existing colour scheme – or add a smash of colour, right where you need it. If you don’t want the fuss of an actual picture – one wall splashed with photo wallpaper is a beautiful enhancement to your room.

Funky Floral: Flowers blooming make for funky prints as wall décor. How about some blooming pink tulips arranged in lines and blocks for her and some charcoal lily pads featuring splashes of red for him? Flower photos don’t have to be boring, there are loads of mcm accessories ways photos of flowers can be taken to shake up your home décor.

Traditional: Roses are red, violets are blue, you choose the photo we’ll make it for you – relaxing pictures on roller blinds is great bathroom decor – and photos from your garden on your conservatory cushions are a real talking point…

Edgy/Urban Floral: New home gifts as floral canvas prints are a neat gift for city living. A flower photo against a cheap mcm concrete backdrop creates visual excitement, and a folding screen as a room divider is a nifty way to create separation in loft dwelling apartments.

Retro Floral: A normal photograph of a flower is transformed by changing it into retro pop art. Use one image on a mcm outlet store canvas, or maybe have a square block of four in different colours?
Unique floral: You want quirky room décor? You take the picture, and Bags of Love have a team of professional artists to help you create the customized creation you have always dreamed of.

Go to your florist for inspiration, and create the room makeover you have always wanted, whatever your style…


History Of Promotional mcm accessories Products

The first known Promotional Product used in America were commemorative campaign buttons used by George Washington during the Presidential campaign in 1789. In the early 1800’s calendars and rulers as well as some wooden items used for advertising, although an organized industry for creation and distribution did not yet exist until the late 1800’s.

A commercial printer by the name of Jasper Meeks from Coshocton Ohio was the 1st seller of promotional products for the industry when he got a local store selling shoes to print cheap mcm their business name on book bags for local schools. Mr. Meeks local printing competitor Henry Beach followed suit and began printing and selling other items like marbles, aprons, cloth caps, card cases, calendars, and fans to businesses.

In 1904, Mr Meeks and Mr Beach along with 12 other manufacturers of promotional merchandise came together and founded the first Promotional Product Trade Association for the industry. The organization is now referred to as the P.P.A.I (Promotional Products Association International) This organization now includes over 7,500 global members. and represents an industry of more than 22,000 distributors and 4,800 manufacturers across the world.

The United Kingdom & Ireland Promotional Product Merchandise Industry officially emerged as corporate marketing became advanced during the late 1950s. Before this era a company mcm outlet store may have handed out occasional gifts, but there still was no recognised Industry in existence. The 1st dramatic growth in the industry began in the 1970s. When an increasing number of corporate companies saw the benefits gained from promoting their Business name, brand and product or service with the use of gifts displaying their own logo. There was a limited choice In the early years of Promotion Products, then at the beginning of the 1980’s demand grew from distributors for a generic Promotional Product catalogue they could distribute to their corporate customer displaying their brand as their own.

In years to follow these catalogues could be over-branded to show a distributor’s corporate logo and then distributors could deliver them to their end-user as a product of their own. In the beginning stages these catalogues were a vital sales tool and customers would order directly from these catalogues.

Beginning in the 1990s new catalogue services became available for distributors from many sources. The Industry created ‘Catalogue Groups’ who offered a specialized catalogue to mcm store a selected geographical group of Promotional Product merchandise distributor companies. Membership of a Catalogue Group also offered improved buying term options, a group of fellow distributor companies, & offered more support services. A current example of this type of Group would be the Envoy Group, who offers discounted products to a select group of distributors who have been in the industry for a minimum of three years. These members of the Envoy Group have regional exclusivity as a perk.

Preceding the 1990s the Promotional Product Merchandise Industry had a peak season, this was around Christmas & the giving of gifts. This changed dramatically by the beginning of the 1990s when Christmas gifts became less popular in the growing multicultural Country of England. Corporate companies became more creative by using promotional product merchandise to support their brand throughout the entire year.



Super mcm backpack outlet Foods!

Here are a few of my favorite things that will make a major impact on your health. What you don’t need is the latest Amazon juice or herb from Tibet.

What you do need is:

Green tea and black tea-

There are many studies showing the phyto-nutrient compounds (plant made compounds) contained in primarily green tea (but also in black tea) are wonder compounds helping with just about every aspect of health. Such as: weight management, GI health, brain health, blood sugar control, oral health and antioxidant protection. Virtually every aspect of body function benefits from the compounds in green tea. Just ‘google’ green tea – it is amazing how much information there is showing the benefits. If you are doing what you should be by drinking lots of pure water mcm accessories everyday, just add a green tea bag or two to the water. Just let it cold brew and drink it. Everyday – all day – as much as you can. It’s a taste you will get used to real fast and the benefit from this very simple, inexpensive action will be tremendous. No sugar – just plain tea. Just do it!

Flax seeds –

They are just a little more effort than green tea but well worth it. Once again – it is a small food with a long list of benefits. You can find flax seeds in many supermarkets in the health food section. You will need a coffee grinder to grind them up as needed. Add the ground flax seeds to cereal, smoothies, salads, veggies or mix with nut butter. The list of vitamins, minerals, phyto nutrients, fiber and healthy fats is mcm outlet store very impressive. The amount of research verifying the benefits is very long. Try to get 1 rounded tablespoon a day into your food.

Real butter –

Yes – butter – saturated fat, cholesterol-containing butter. It is so much better than any other “spread”. Don’t for one minute believe the hype about Smart Balance or any other spread being mcm store healthier than butter. Dr. Western Price, a pioneer in nutrition, called butter a ‘wonder food’. Naturally, don’t overuse it-but don’t use anything else in its place.

Olive oil –

Speaking of fat-this should be your primary oil for cooking, for salads and for everything else unless you are deep-frying something. Only use a good quality olive oil.

Fruits and Vegetables – Eat every fruit and vegetable in the produce section of the supermarket. Eat large quantities and eat a large variety.

Move Well – Eat Well – Think Well

Dr. Dennis Mutell, D.C., D.A.C.B.S.P., D.A.C.B.N., C.C.N. graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1983 with honors. Following graduation Dr. Mutell set up a private practice in Baldwin, New York. While in practice Dr. Mutell’s interest in running led him to pursue post graduate training in the care and treatment of athletes.

Both for personal and professional reasons his interest in nutrition for improved athletic performance and health became a focal point of his practice. Dr. Mutell obtained diplomat status with the American Clinical Board of Nutrition.

Since 1984 Dr. Mutell has worked with athletes, private patients and corporations helping individuals achieve better health and wellness with proper nutrition and life style management.

How Should You Reduce mcm wallets Weight?

Perhaps you wish to lose weight for some special occasion, say a wedding invitation or something like that, in which case you would consider some rapid weight loss program, but that will usually involve an intense regime, which could be too difficult to maintain on a long term basis. Otherwise you should reduce weight by a steady, controlled program, ideally involving both diet and exercise. Your approach should be to look for permanent, sustained weight loss. There is little point in losing weight mcm accessories this month, just to gradually put it all back again in the next few months. That, simply, is not how to reduce weight.

To give you some direction, you will find that keeping a food diary is an invaluable help. This should be just a few simple notes, about what and how much you eat, and it will help you to keep a check on the incoming calories so they do not overtake the outgoings. This may sound like a bit of a chore, but there is no need to make it complicated, and it will pay enormous dividends. Many people defeat themselves, because mcm outlet store they start to feel a little bit hungry, and so take an extra little snack to overcome that. Feeling a little bit hungry at first is a natural result of the weight loss process, and if you are unwilling to tolerate that then you will never be able to reduce weight. You should enter everything you eat in your food diary, including biscuits with your morning coffee etc. Your food diary, apart from showing where you can cut down your food intake, will also keep a check on any extra eating, and this is the best bit; it will make you feel guilty about it. It may sound obvious, but cut down on high fat and high sugar foods.

Ideally you should also take some extra exercise, but it does not need to be grueling or intense. Unless you already lead a fairly active lifestyle, you should not embark on five mile jogs from day one. You will probably strain muscles that way. Freestanding exercises at home would be enough to start with, and you may benefit by purchasing an exercise DVD to give you some ideas and direction. Books are OK if you want to know all the ins and outs of how the exercises work and why this exercise may be better than another. But it is a bit difficult to follow exercises while you are mcm store holding a book in one hand. If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, then a 20 to 30 minute brisk walk will do wonders for you to start with, improving your health and fitness until you are ready to take on a heavier routine. If you are a dog owner you can take the dog for longer walks; that will benefit the dog as well.

Many people prefer to use the services of a gym, and as long as you have the time to spare, and money is not a problem, then gyms have a lot of advantages to offer. You will be assessed for your current fitness level by a qualified instructor, who will set you an exercise plan to follow, tailored to your own individual needs. That plan will be reviewed from time to time, and adjusted to suit your increased level of fitness. Gyms also have a social atmosphere, and you may find yourself meeting new friends and enjoying their company as you exercise, and that will often keep up your enthusiasm when you might otherwise get bored with a self regulated routine at home.

However you approach your weight loss plan, you must adopt a “permanent” mindset. Intense, rigorous routines so often fail because of the difficulty of maintaining them on a permanent basis. I have read books which say that you should use the stairs instead of the lift at the office, or leave the car at home and walk to the shops for your weekly supply. If, like me, you have a two mile walk to the shops, that is a long way to carry heavy bags of shopping home, and if you have a family to feed you may well need the car to carry it all. Otherwise you will need to make several shopping trips each week. So, using stairs instead of the lift is no big deal, and anybody who has that option should take it, but causing yourself a great deal of inconvenience over the weekly shopping is doomed to failure from the start. I am not saying that walking to the shops is a bad idea, but most people will find it just too much of a lifestyle upheaval. If you set your targets too high, then you will not reach them, and nothing is more discouraging than failure.

I’m June Goldsmith and I used to be a yo-yo dieter. In other words I was always trying out some different weight loss program, only to find that I would lose about half the amount of weight I had intended, when it became all too much. The rigorous discipline, the inconvenience of having to prepare special meals for myself and normal meals for the rest of the family, and eating foods I didn’t always enjoy would gradually sap all my will power, and I would give up, put all my weight back on and start looking for another way.


Algae mcm backpack outlet Wafers

I make sure that my fish have a good variety of different food. I certainly give them flakes, but also make a point of giving them food in other forms. One of the many forms that fish mcm wallets food is available is Algae wafers.

Hikari© Algae Wafers

There are many different companies that make algae wafers or similar algae products. I have tried quite a few. All of them are worth using, but the one I have found to be the best is the Hikari© brand. This is the one our fish seem to prefer, and is also the one most popular with our customers. Our customers include fish breeders. This is not mcm accessories the cheapest brand of algae wafers, but is certainly a good one.

It is designed for algae eating fish and others that need plenty of vegetable matter in their diet. I use them particularly in our Bristlenose Catfish breeding tank; however, when I put one in any of our aquariums practically all the different types of fish attack the wafer.

Fish like the half beak might not eat it cheap mcm because they very rarely go far from the surface, but off hand I cannot remember any other of our many types of fish that do not eat them.


Most of the ingredients are similar to those in most fish food, like fish meal and wheat flour, but there is a higher proportion of vegetable food including at least two types of algae.


This product comes in several different sized packets up to the 1 Kilogram commercial bag.

Steve Challis has many other fish fact sheets and other articles on including one about keeping and breeding Bristlenose catfish at .


Great Amenities in mcm wallets Pet Friendly Hotels

Many travelers don’t want to leave home without their beloved pets, so they will make sure they stay in pet friendly hotels. More and more, companies are realizing the increased popularity of allowing dogs and cats, and are even offering special amenities to attract new guests. Here are some of the more common ones that you may find on mcm accessories your next trip with your four-legged family member.

There are several pet friendly hotels that will provide a special welcome gift for not only you, but your companion as well. This makes a great first impression, showing how committed they are to the comfort of all their guests, whether they are human or otherwise. These gifts can include packaged treats presented in a bag with a personalized tag and a bow, portable water bowls, and chew cheap mcm toys. Guests appreciate these types of gestures and will be much more likely to stay there again on a future trip.

When you are choosing pet friendly hotels, you may find one that offers a bed for your dog or cat. Traveling is not only tough on humans, but on animals as well. Everybody is going to be tuckered out once they get off the road. Even animals that are used to traveling are always affected by the change in routine, as well as the new sights and mcm outlet store sounds. It can also be a hassle packing a bed, especially when room is already tight in your vehicle. Try to find accommodations that include not only a comfortable bed for you, but one for your beloved companion as well.

All pet friendly hotels should have some sort of designated area for your dog to walk and go to the bathroom. They should also have bags and ample garbage receptacles so that you can pick up after them. This area needs to be clearly marked and located away from any busy streets or highway off-ramps nearby. Some places will also have fenced-off areas where your dog can get some exercise without you having to worry about them running away.

You will even find some establishments that offer special concierge services for cats and dogs. These establishments want to make sure that humans and non-humans alike have a five-star experience. In the same vein, many pet friendly hotels also offer several on-site services. While you won’t be able to keep yours in the room unattended, you may be able to find someone who will dog- or cat-sit while you’re gone. They can walk dogs, make sure food and water bowls are filled, change litter boxes, and much more.

Searching for pet friendly hotels? Oregon coast visitors can stay with their furry friends at McMenamins. For more information.


Why I Like to Reload mcm backpack outlet Ammunition

When I first began reloading ammunition it was for the most obvious of reasons, it saved me money. But I learned additional benefits as I continued to reload and document my results. Reloading different types of powder, different types of bullets, different cases and different primers produced different results. I began testing and documenting groups of 3 to 5 reloads to identify the precise load for maximum accuracy per rifle. I place 3 to 5 matching reloads in a small Ziploc bag with the exact measurements and components written on the bag with a permanent marker, then off to the shooting range for results. This mcm wallets takes a boat load of patience and many, many trips to the shooting range, but it’s worth it.

Reloading does save you money, especially if you like to shoot as much as I do. But it’s not just the cost savings that hooked me; it’s become an enjoyable and relaxing hobby. I like to sit at my reloading bench and work on different loads for hours, documenting the loads and results. Once I develop the best load for a specific rifle I document the load so I know the precise measurement to use for future reloads.

I have notebooks documenting all of the successful loads per rifle. If you own multiple rifles of the same caliber mcm accessories you’ll have to go through this process for each individual rifle. The results may surprise you; they will most likely each require a slightly different load or combination of components even though they are all the same caliber. And don’t be fooled by the common misconception that you need to add more powder to get the results you’re after, that’s not always the case.

For example, I recently tested and documented a 25-06 rifle that I was having accuracy problems with; I reloaded 25-06 shells with different primers, different bullets using the recommended powder loads and I still struggled with the accuracy. When I loaded 1.5 grains less powder than the factory duplication load with a ballistic tip cheap mcm projectile it produced the results I was after; a much smaller accurate group at 100 yards.

Reloading takes patience, precision and dedication plus many trips to the shooting range; but it’s worth it; it’s a wonderful, relaxing, rewarding and very productive hobby. My notebooks have become popular, I’ve been asked to share my results and teach others my simple but successful process. I assist others at the shooting range to develop the best load for their guns.

Start reloading today and you’ll agree it’s relaxing, enjoyable and productive.