Monday, February 11, 2008


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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Don't make your bed today..that's an order!

Warning eat your breakfast before reading this post.

I do like my bed made in the morning. For me at least, it takes just a few minutes, and I like to look at at least one thing that’s done during my day. I read this information before, and I thought I would share it with you in case you haven’t seen it. It has made my sometimes wait to make my bed or if I don’t get around to it at least I can feel good about not making it :)
This info was from here :

The warm, damp conditions created in an occupied bed are ideal for the creatures, but they are less likely to thrive when moisture is in shorter supply.
Failing to make your bed in the morning may actually help keep you healthy, scientists believe.
Research suggests that while an unmade bed may look scruffy it is also unappealing to house dust mites thought to cause asthma and other allergies.
A Kingston University study discovered the bugs cannot survive in the warm, dry conditions found in an unmade bed.
The average bed could be home to up to 1.5 million house dust mites.
The bugs, which are less than a millimetre long, feed on scales of human skin and produce allergens which are easily inhaled during sleep.
The warm, damp conditions created in an occupied bed are ideal for the creatures, but they are less likely to thrive when moisture is in shorter supply.
So go ahead and leave your bed unmade and if you already do you just have an excuse to do so.
Have an unmade day!

Friday, October 26, 2007

The Real World Martha

Hi Everyone,
My name is Debbie, not Martha. I am creating a Weblog to share simple solutions for a terrific life that I believe to be realistic.
If you are like me entertaining, cooking, finance, beauty, shopping, housekeeping may need to be done on a dime instead of a quarter. I may never have $100 to spend on beauty products (nor would I think I would want to). I may not have curly endive in my fridge, today or any other day. I know I can’t go to 3 stores and purchase a bunch of items for a party I am going to throw. And time and energy, for all those sleep deprived, may not allow for making my own purse.
Most of the people I know are on a limited budget (money and time) and need helpful ideas to save money, throw a party on the cheap, save the planet-without having to purchase a new energy efficient appliance, shopping smart, when to really splurge and spend money on an item, menu planning, easy craft ideas, etc. I get lots of questions from my friends and would like to help others and learn more ideas from you too!

visit more of my posts at

Blogging Ahead

Ok, so I started blogging on wordpress:

I was just trying to update my profile on blogger and ended up with another blog. We will see what happens. Anyways, all my posts will be there funny, mom, Christian, enviornmental, food, cleaning (or the lack there of sometimes), adoption, etc etc etc.

Please come check it out and we will see if I move over to this one in the future.


Debbie aka The Real World Martha