Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
- Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.
- At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s body weight.
- A healthy person can drink about three gallons (48 cups) of water per day.
- Drinking too much water too quickly can lead to water intoxication. Water intoxication occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.
- Water intoxication is most likely to occur during periods of intense athletic performance.
- While the daily recommended amount of water is eight cups per day, not all of this water must be consumed in the liquid form. Nearly every food or drink item provides some water to the body.
- Soft drinks, coffee, and tea, while made up almost entirely of water, also contain caffeine. Caffeine can act as a mild diuretic, preventing water from traveling to necessary locations in the body.
- Pure water (solely hydrogen and oxygen atoms) has a neutral pH of 7, which is neither acidic nor basic.
- Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it.
- Somewhere between 70 and 75 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water.
- Much more fresh water is stored under the ground in aquifers than on the earth’s surface.
- The earth is a closed system, similar to a terrarium, meaning that it rarely loses or gains extra matter. The same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still present today.
- The total amount of water on the earth is about 326 million cubic miles of water.
- Of all the water on the earth, humans can used only about three tenths of a percent of this water. Such usable water is found in groundwater aquifers, rivers, and freshwater lakes.
- The United States uses about 346,000 million gallons of fresh water every day.
- The United States uses nearly 80 percent of its water for irrigation and thermoelectric power.
- The average person in the United States uses anywhere from 80-100 gallons of water per day. Flushing the toilet actually takes up the largest amount of this water.
- Approximately 85 percent of U.S. residents receive their water from public water facilities. The remaining 15 percent supply their own water from private wells or other sources.
- By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount.
- The weight a person loses directly after intense physical activity is weight from water, not fat.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
With school fast approaching and summer quickly hitting its peak it is no wonder that we are all a little bit 'twisted'. I thought I would showcase a wonderful piece of art. I am very happy to show off the work of SeymourChevrons. This is a WONDERFUL, Art Seymour Original beads, Deep sea green twisted chevron with red core. This bead is the essence of a Twisted Tuesday! I can only dream of what I could make with this bead!
Drool your hearts out!!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
For me, today is a day of packing and planning, yet also a day of hugging and thinking back to when my children were to little to go off on their own, even with family or friends! I am also thinking about how quiet my home will be (and how much beading I will get done) without my crazy children here, but also about how I will miss them terribly. They may 'be crazy' and 'drive me crazy' but they are MINE.
My husband and I will get some much needed 'adult' time in this next week, too.
So, as this day comes to and end and all the bags are packed, children are clean and in bed, I know have to pause and think about how lucky I am to have my loving husband and wonderful children around me every day!
Enjoy your Solace Sunday. KM
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Watching my children enjoy life has always been one of the best parts of motherhood. Simple pleasures like chasing lizards, blowing bubbles or running in the rain can always delight children. How I wish I could go back to those simpler times.
As you play and work this weekend I hope that you stop, even for just a moment, and chase a butterfly, smell a flower or simply put your face up to the sun.
Happy Saturday, enjoy! KM
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Looking around Etsy I ran across this wonderful print by
I loved the idea behind it and thought right away of my husband and kids. I just can't get enough of them. I love to see the world through my childrens eyes, it makes everything new and wonderful!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Posting will also include other peoples blogs, crafts, reviews, family pictures, and interesting facts (to name a few). I will continue to post any treasuries I have created or been found in, as well as, a listing to any contests or giveaways I am involved in. There is a new spot on the left side that will show photos of my newest creations and link them to their etsy pages.
I hope that all of this will be to the liking of my followers. Please feel free to let me know if you or dislike any of my posts. I love reading your feedback and comments. If you have an suggestions, please let me know those too! I can't wait to start!!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
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Monday, July 13, 2009
and I will put you on the listing. Unless something - amazing or catastrophic - happens, I will only email you Monthly on/about the 9th of each month.
Thank you!!!! I hope that this newsletter will be a wonderful tool for you to learn about me and my jewelry even more (plus you'll be able to win something too)!
Sunday, July 12, 2009