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Beat The American Diet

Darren Kincaid - Friday, June 11, 2010

In America, it can be difficult to know what a portion size looks like, with the constant super sizing and humongous restaurant portions. Over time, plates have multiplied in size, and, seemingly, so have our appetites. Over time, you get used to eating more when it is readily available, I guess.

With that in mind, here are some visual aids to help you tell when enough is enough:

  1. Cooked meat: A 3-ounce serving will be about the size of a deck of cards.
  2. Fish: 3 ounces is the size of a checkbook.
  3. Cheese: One ounce is the size of four dice.
  4. Sliced cheese: One slice is the diameter of a CD.
  5. Pasta/rice: A half cup is the size of a baseball cut in half.

For more tips on how to tell if your portions are an appropriate size, visit Reader’s Digest online.

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Red Hawk Recipe

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, June 10, 2010

Take a different approach to the way you drink this summer with this Red Hawk recipe. As you commune and host social gatherings remember to drink responsibly. Please do not drink and drive. Drink Responsibly!

Combine pomegranate and vodka with a dash of lemon for a refreshing summertime cocktail.

SERVINGS
1

INGREDIENTS
2 parts Prairie Organic Vodka
2 parts pomegranate juice
A squeeze of fresh lemon juice

PREPARATION
Shake over ice and strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass.
Courtesy of Prairie Organic Vodka.

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Plastic: I Can Shrink Wrap Texas With My Bedroom

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, June 02, 2010
How far has plastic come and can we get it out of our life?  Americans alone throw away enough plastic in one year to shrink wrap the state of Texas! The top story on CNN.com today (June 2, 2010) Was about one woman’s fight against plastic. In the 1960’s plastic began to take off and helped to boost our economy tremendously.  From the powerful whisper of one actor in 1967 from the movie The Gratitude.

Now if you look around plastic is there.  To the left, right, top and bottom of your area even our food; the computer you bought, the phone you communicate with, our life is surrounded by plastic.

It really makes you think about the impact plastic has in our daily lives, it’s outrageous. Alexander Parkes who publicly demonstrated it at the 1862 Great International Exhibition in London was noted as being the first man to make plastic.
We have been growing deeply within our love-hate relationship with plastic.  You may find this video clip on CNN.com interesting.   I hope that this guide has been informational but even more I would like for this information to help to better your like.

The Golden Egg of Early Retirement

Darren Kincaid - Friday, May 21, 2010

I was surfing around the Internet and I cam across this great website.  I don’t know if you are familiar with Success

Magazine but they have a very dominate online presence.  I found a great video by Dave Ramsey on Retiring Wealthy.  He began to talk about IRA’s and tax free money.  With 401k’s and compound interest investments can grow  really fast.  I’m interested in seeing what else he has to say.  Go over to the website now and see for your self.  You will enjoy the wealth of other video’s as well.  Happy Wealth Friday.

Dave Ramsey on Retiring Wealthy

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BeeKeeping Do’s and Don’ts Free Webinar June 1, 2010

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, May 18, 2010

So let me guess… It’s been a couple of weeks now since you’ve started beekeeping and you realized that you didn’t know as much about keeping bees as you thought you did? Well the good news is that Kim Flottum, Editor of Bee Culture Magazine, and Shane Gebauer, from Brushy Mountain Bee Supply in North Carolina will help you. On Tuesday June 1st, 2010 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm there will be a free webinar entitled 6 weeks as a beekeeper…Now What?

Join Kim and Shane as they discuss what’s going on in your hives, now that you’ve had them up and running for a few weeks. This information will be real sweet, pun intended, Lol. You will learn things about your queen that you may not have known. Is your queen doing what you expect for her to do and what is best for the colony? If not, then find out what you need to do now and next.

What pests to look out for and when you shouldn’t even worry about pests. In this webinar Kim and Shane will go over things such as what varroa mites are and how to deal with them. Also, when is the perfect time of the year to start beekeeping.

It’s always good to see pictures people doing what you want to do or are currently doing. These are a few inspiring beekeeping pictures, a little more encouraging than the man covered in bee’s in this picture. Here also is the link to sign up for the free beekeeping webinar.


Happy Mother’s Day!

Darren Kincaid - Sunday, May 09, 2010
We would like to wish all the moms in our community a wonderful Mother’s Day! Hope you enjoy your weekend and get to relax a little!

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” ~Tenneva Jordan

Isn’t that so true! Hope your day is fabulous!


Leftover Ideas

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, May 05, 2010
I have no problem with eating leftovers, but let’s face it some foods taste better than others the following day. Anything with lettuce on it is gross the next day, most bread based foods aren’t too tasty and fish is most definitely not any good as a leftover.

But, there are some awesome dishes that taste BETTER the following day! I had chicken alfredo for dinner last night and you better believe I had it for lunch today and maybe for dinner tonight! So, if your family ever complains about having leftovers, check out these dishes that taste much better as leftovers. Enjoy!

Photo by Cameron Cassan


Paying Interest to get a Discount

Darren Kincaid - Friday, April 30, 2010

Many of us receive coupons in the mail to our favorite store which gives us a 15% or 20% discount on purchases in a given time period. While it may be very tempting to run right out to the store to get a “deal” on the latest style, gadget, etc., there are a few questions that you should ask yourself.

  1. How much do I want this item?
  2. Do I have cash to pay for the item(s) and
  3. If I put this on my credit card, how much will I pay in interest to get this “deal”.

For example, a new laptop retails at XYZ store for $1250. You purchase this laptop at XYZ store using your 20% coupon and charge the purchase on your credit card. The discounted price is $1000 and you are feeling pretty wonderful about the deal on your laptop. If you just make the minimum payment on your credit card with an interest rate of 18%, you will end up paying $923.12 in interest over 113 months (9.4 years). In this example, the total to purchase this laptop was actually $1923.12 which is definitely NOT a “deal”!

Knowledge is power and it is so important that you make informed decisions when making a purchase, especially when purchasing with a credit card. Check out this online credit card interest calculator!

By Jennifer Moran


Plan a Kentucky Derby Party

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, April 29, 2010
The 135th “Run of the Roses” is set for this weekend on Saturday, May 1st. Do you plan to watch? I love the Kentucky Derby, it reminds me of my father who loved horse racing and would always take me to Belmont when I was a kid growing up in NY.

If you really want to get into the excitement that surrounds the race, you can throw a Derby Party in your apartment. I found these great tips to make your Kentucky Derby party feel like you’re in the middle of the action at Churchill Downs. Here’s a quick list that will get you started.

1. Mint Juleps- The officially beverage of Churchill Downs

2. Southern foods like Tea sandwiches and Barbeque

3. A large screen TV with great sound.

4. Printed copies of the lyrics to “My Old Kentucky Home”

5. Tons of roses for decoration.

6. Huge Kentucky Derby hats for the ladies.

7. Racing forms with the horses names and numbers. You can even make a fake betting pool to keep it interesting.

Let us know if you have a party and share your pics on our Facebook page!

Photo provided by Wikimedia.org


Triangle Deals and Savings

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Are you looking to save some money, but still want to go out and have a good time? I found this amazing website that will help you do just that. Groupon.com offers a daily deal such as half-off tickets to the theater, discounts off restaurants and unique,cheap packages to your favorite florist, photographer, etc.

It’s simple to sign-up and completely free. All you have to do is go to the site or wait for your daily email to start saving some dough!

My favorite deal offered was a $25 gift certificate to Cameron Bar & Grill for ony $12! That’s a savings of more than 50%. I plan to use it next week with my husband. That place is great!

I love that there is no obligation to buy at Groupon.com. You can even buy multiple deals to give to friends.

Has anyone at Abberly Place used Groupon.com?



Abberly Place Apartment Homes

500 Abberly Crest Boulevard, Garner, NC 27529

Call: 844-230-1753
Email UsAbberlyPlace024@myLTSMail.com
View Map

Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P

$937-$1,361