Block at Orange Guitar Center Block at Orange is home for Guitar Center and not only sells new and used equipment but it also has in-store promotions.  Their studio has workshops plus lessons are also available. If you need state-of-the-art studio to rehearse or record, this is the place to go.  The Guitar Center welcomes anyone to stop in for a first-hand look or call them at 714-385-9607 for more information.   If you aren’t ready to make a purchase right now, rentals are available through Guitar Center Block at

FLAT STANLEY   If you have children or grandchildren in 1st grade, chances are you have heard about Flat Stanley.  If you aren’t familiar with him, he’s like a paper doll cut out where the children add a face and clothes to Stanley and color him to their liking. The idea is to send him friends or family and keep a diary of what Stanley did. When my grandson was in 1st grade, he made his Stanley and gave him to my hubby and me.  We took Stanley to work

Raised Bed Vegetable Garden   We have a small raised bed garden and sometimes we plant vegetables and other years we turn it into a flower garden. This year it’s back to the vegetables. It’s only about eight foot square but I put every inch to good use.   I like to see the weekly changes in our raised bed vegetable garden and get excited when I see the smallest blossom. This is what I planted this season:  Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Eggplant, Red and Green Peppers were small plants. I also

HOMEMADE CERAMIC STOVE TOP CLEANER You do the math, a 24 ounce bottle of ceramic stove top cleaner costs about $8.00 or $9.00.  A four pound box of baking soda costs about $9.00.  Since baking soda can be used for so many things including cleaning, I vote for the baking soda.  The latest way I used baking soda was for my homemade ceramic stove top cleaner.     I love my flat top stove top but at times cleaning can be a chore. I have used store-bought cleaners only to

Great April Ultimate Blog Challenge Stats     It was January 2016 when I first came across the Ultimate Blog Challenge and I’m so glad I stumbled upon it.  Since completing the 4 quarters in 2016 and the 2 so far in 2017, I have met so many great bloggers and re-connected with others from earlier months plus increased my views, shares and comments each challenge.  This month’s challenge seemed to be a real challenge at times but I’m happy to say I completed it and had great April Ultimate

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