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SHEFFIELD IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Crest Management 281-579-0761
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Darlene Compton, Accounting 281-945-4624 firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergencies (Fire, Ambulance) 911
Sheriff (713) 221-6000
Cy-Fair Sports Association (281) 373-0099
Langham Creek YMCA (281) 859-6143
U.S. Post Office (Bear Creek) 1-800-275-8777
Harris County Animal Control (281) 999-3191
Centerpoint (burned out street lights) (713) 207-2222
Poison Control Center 1-800-764-7661
WCA - Trash Co. pick-up Tues/Fri(Hvy day) (281) 561-5646
Water District Mgmt. (281)376-8802
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Holmsley Elementray (281) 463-5885
Aragon Middle School (281) 856-5100
Langham Creek High School (281) 463-5400
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NorthWest Library (281) 890-2665
Bear Creek Library (281) 550-0885
Entex Gas (713) 659-2111
To report gas leaks (713) 659-3552
AT & T (800) 246-8464
Street Repair (281) 463-6300
Harris Co Childrens Protective Serv (713) 394-4000
Humane Wildlife Removal (281) 354-8690
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YARD OF THE MONTH
The Sheffield HOA wants to recognize one neighbor every month for
their dedication and devotion to the upkeep of their front yard.
Each month’s winner will be featured in the Sheffield newsletter and will
get bragging rights with a Yard of the Month sign displayed in their yard
for that month.
Residents can win only once per calendar year and must be in good
standing. Good luck!
If any Sheffield residents have not paid their yearly assessments, please
email Darlene.Compton@crest-management.com for payment plan
options. We are happy to work with you.
The trash pick-up schedule in Sheffield is Tuesday and Friday. Heavy
trash days are every other Tuesday. Please remember to keep your
garbage cans at least three feet away from other garbage cans, cars,
poles or anything that may block the truck from gaining access to the
can on pick-up days. Also remember that items piled up by the garbage
can will not be picked up except on heavy trash days. Recycling is picked
up on Friday.
REMINDER - the garbage contract is through your water company –
Langham Creek UD. If you need more specific information on pick-days
or any other item that is related to garbage pick-up please call Langham
Creek UD at 281-376-8802 or email them at customerservice@wdmtexas.
com or you can call the garbage company, WCA at 281-368-8397. This is
not an HOA contract or a service that is provided by the HOA.
Come join us for a fun filled evening with laughter and food. We meet the
2 nd Thursday of each month and the fee is $5. For more info send email
to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. See you soon.
REMINDER FROM THE SHEFFIELD BOARD
PLEASE NOTE: An ACC application must be submitted and approved
prior to you adding shrubs or fencing in the front of your property.
Please see the HOA guidelines regarding fencing requirements to ensure
that fencing additions meet guidelines and that you submit your plans
and application for approval PRIOR to doing any modifications. The
ACC application form can be downloaded from the Crest Management
website at www.crest-management.com, please select Communities at
the top of the page and then select Sheffield. The ACC application will be
located at the bottom of the page. The applications should be submitted
to Crest Management as indicated on the form.
Please, remember Sheffield HOA does not manage your trash service.
This service is through Langham Creek MUD (water bill) 281-579-4500. If
you have any questions regarding the new service, please refer back to
the insert that was included in your water bill or contact WCA at 281-368-
8397 or the MUD.
We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Your Sheffield Board
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weeded. Mow your yard on a regular basis, keeping it a little higher in
the summer months, which helps in water retention and crowding out
weeds. The second is leaving your trashcans out in front of the house or
garage. Trashcans should be kept out of sight (in the garage, behind the
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privacy fence or behind shrubs or a purpose built enclosure. Contact Crest
Management if you wish to build a trashcan enclosure for Architectural
Control forms. The third reason is mildew on the house siding. This often
happens on shady areas of the house. Power washing or spraying with a
cleaning solution for mildew often takes care of the problem.
GARAGE SALE SIGNS
Placing garage sale signs in the flower and shrub beds within the
neighborhood is not permitted. Such signs found in the flower and shrub
beds will be removed immediately and placed in the trash.
COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND MEETING
If you are interested in receiving Board meeting email notifications,
please go to the Crest website at www.crest-management.com and go
to communities, then scroll down to Sheffield and there you will find a
place to sign up with your email address and if you scroll to the bottom,
you can obtain community information, legal documents or applications
Just a reminder, if you see trash in the neighborhood, please be a good
neighbor and pick it up and dispose of it properly. Otherwise, then trash
will either end up in someone’s shrubbery or trees or else get washed
down the storm sewers, contributing to mosquito breeding and backing
up of the storm drains in times of heavy rains. Thanks to those of you who
regularly pick up other people’s litter.
Please remember that you are not allowed by law to let your dogs and
cats run loose in the neighborhood. If caught, you may receive a ticket
in the amount of up to $500 for such a violation (we have had residents
receive such a ticket). If you see loose pets you can contact Harris County
A number of Sheffield residents either walk their dogs or let their cats
run loose. It is a violation of deed restrictions to let your pet leave their
poop on another resident’s lawn or the common grounds (they belong to
all of Sheffield’s residents). If your pet does have to go to the bathroom,
please be courteous and carry a plastic bag (store bags or the newspaper
delivery bag are great for this), pick up the pile by placing your hand
inside the bag, grab the pile through the bag, tie the bag up and throw it
in the garbage. Leaving your pet waste around encourages the possible
spread of pet disease, such as Parvo, which can be life threatening, or
A number of complaints have been made about stray cats roaming the
neighborhood. To report stray or unconfined animals call 281-999-3191,
Monday thru Friday during the hours of 9 AM until 6 PM.
Remember, if you see suspicious activity in or around Sheffield, please
immediately call the Harris County Sheriff’s Department at 713-221-6000.
CONTACTING CREST MANAGEMENT & THE BOARD
If you have a matter you would like to discuss with Crest, Monica Reyes
is our representative and can be reached at 281-579-0761 or by email
Monica@crest-management.com. If you wish to meet with Monica,
please call Crest and make an appointment to ensure they are available
to assist you.
DEED RESTRICTION - TRAILERS, RV’S AND BOATS
It is a violation of our deed restrictions to park a trailer, mobile home,
RV, boat, 18-wheeler tractor/trailer or camper in your driveway. You can
park these on your property only if they are completely out of sight (in
the garage, in the back yard behind the house). If you cannot meet these
rules, it must be stored offsite (out of the neighborhood). If you have
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questions on this, please call the Community Property Manager, Monica
Reyes, at 281-579-0761 or via email at email@example.com.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Please request the ACC application for your home improvement or
modification. Please include all the necessary forms, photo, paint
samples, solar screen samples, drawings, brochure, lot survey and your
signature for us to complete your request in a timely manner. If these
items are not submitted with your application, your request is denied.
A LOT SURVEY IS AN ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING OF YOUR PROPERTY
SHOWING YOUR HOME, EASEMENTS AND BUILDING LINES. A COPY
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You will be notified by letter after the committee has made a decision.
They have 30 days to review and respond to your application. If you have
any questions regarding your forms, please contact Crest Management.
IMPORTANT: REMEMBER, WITHOUT PROVIDING EVERYTHING WE NEED-
YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE DENIED
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If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the
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your name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate
and the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you
want on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send
emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you
want to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we
will remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.
DISCLAIMER: Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible
for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check
out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a
list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs.
Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those
seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.
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CYPRESS ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES (CAM)
BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW FACILITY
Cypress Assistance Ministries (CAM), a local nonprofit organization
serving northwest Harris County, recently began construction of a new
21,000 square foot facility located at 12930 Cypress N Houston Road.
CAM’s new building will provide much needed additional capacity,
bringing together under one roof all programs provided by the nonprofit.
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CAM has been serving members of the community in crisis for over 30
years, addressing the many issues that accompany a lack of financial
resources, language barriers and unemployment. Emergency situations
arise through a multitude of reasons - loss of a job, illness, divorce, natural
disaster and recently with the onset of COVID-19. When a crisis hits is when
CAM steps in, providing a much-needed helping hand with rent, food,
utilities, employment services, adult education and through seasonal
programs at Christmas, back to school time, Easter and Thanksgiving.
Construction of the new facility allows for the potential future expansion
of programs and the streamlining of current programs. “A new facility will
position CAM to better serve the community,” said Martha Burnes, CAM’s
Executive Director. “With our ability to design the space more efficiently,
people coming to CAM can access all programs in one area, reducing the
time they spend seeking assistance.”
Construction on the building is expected to be completed during
2021. The building was designed by J.A. Greene Construction Services
who will also be managing the construction. Allegiance Bank financed
construction of the structure. Project Manager is Michael Keavney,
President of Patrick & Wayde General Contractors. CAM is raising funds for
all fixtures, furniture and equipment in addition to the security system,
wiring for a phone and computer system and a generator.
“The support of such a generous community allows CAM to help those
who are financially the most fragile,” said Janet Ryan, CAM’s Director of
Development. “We are now asking our community members to help
CAM by donating to our Capital Campaign fund which will allow us to
purchase the needed phone system, computer infrastructure, security
system and furnishings such as classroom furniture. CAM also has naming
opportunities available to help with these expenses. And everyone has
the opportunity to purchase an engraved brick in honor of or in memory
of their loved ones, favorite organization, faith group, pet or business.”
Contact Janet at 281-815-0162 or email@example.com for more
information on how you can help.
“This is an exciting time not only for CAM but for our community,” said
Burnes. “With the space more strategically designed we will be able to
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“We work as unto
expand our programs and better serve our neighbors who are struggling.
We are so thankful for the opportunity to reduce operating expenses
while increasing our ability to help others.”
To learn more about CAM visit www.cypressassistance.org.
CYPRESS ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES (CAM)
DISTRIBUTES OVER ONE MILLION POUNDS
OF FOOD DUE TO PANDEMIC
It’s definitely a bittersweet milestone. In mid-November, Cypress
Assistance Ministries’ Food Pantry distributed its one millionth pound of
food this year, far surpassing the amount of food needed at any time in
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is a sobering indication of just how great that need is. “We’ve remained
committed to serving our community during the pandemic,” said Janet
Ryan, Director of Development for CAM. “Thanks to the generosity of
local people, churches, businesses and organizations along with the time
investment of our dedicated volunteers, we’ve been able to provide that
needed helping hand to families who are struggling.”
Since the end of March, a drive-up distribution method has been in effect
to follow social distancing recommendations and limit person-to-person
More than 25,000 people have relied on CAM during this time to have
enough food to feed their families.
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New family registration will be on Tuesday, February 9 th at 10 AM. Our
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COMMON VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES
As we embark on the journey each day to eat and live better, take note of
the common vitamin nutrient deficiencies that are easily treated:
1. Calcium: Calcium is important for maintaining strong bones and
controlling muscle and nerve function. Signs of severely low calcium
include fatigue, muscle cramps, abnormal heart rhythms and a poor
appetite. Make sure you’re getting enough with at least three servings of
milk or yogurt a day. Other good sources of calcium are cheese, calciumfortified
orange juice and dark, leafy greens.
2. Vitamin D: This vitamin is also critical for bone health. Symptoms
of a vitamin D deficiency can be vague - fatigue and muscle aches or
weakness. If it goes on long term, a vitamin D deficiency can lead to
softening of the bones. To get enough vitamin D, have three servings
of fortified milk or yogurt daily eating fatty fish, such as salmon or tuna,
twice a week; and spend some time outside in the sunshine every day.
3. Potassium: Potassium helps the kidneys, heart and other organs
work properly. You could become low in potassium in the short term
because of diarrhea or vomiting, excessive sweating or antibiotics or
because of chronic conditions such as eating disorders and kidney
disease, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Symptoms of
a deficiency include weight loss, muscle weakness, constipation and in
severe cases, an abnormal heart rhythm. For natural potassium sources,
consume bananas, whole grains, milk, vegetables, beans and peas.
4. Iron: Iron helps your body make red blood cells. When iron levels get
too low, your body can’t effectively carry oxygen. The resulting anemia
can cause fatigue. You might also notice pale skin and dull, thin, sparse
hair. To boost iron levels, eat iron-fortified cereal, beef, oysters, beans
(especially white beans, chickpeas and kidney beans), lentils and spinach.
5. Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 aids the production of DNA and helps make
neurotransmitters in the brain. With an increasing number of vegans
and people who’ve had weight loss surgery, vitamin B12 deficiency is
becoming more common. Symptoms of severe B12 deficiency include
numbness in the legs, hands or feet; problems with walking and balance;
anemia; fatigue; weakness; a swollen, inflamed tongue; memory loss;
paranoia; and hallucinations. You can get vitamin B12 from animal
sources: eat more fish, chicken, milk and yogurt. If you’re vegan, opt for
vegan foods fortified with B12, such as non-dairy milk, meat substitutes
and breakfast cereals.
6. Folate: Folate or folic acid, is a particularly important vitamin for
women of childbearing age, which is why prenatal vitamins contain such
a hefty dose. A folate deficiency can cause a decrease in the total number
of cells and large red blood cells as well as neural tube defects in an
unborn child. Symptoms of a folate deficiency include fatigue, gray hair,
mouth ulcers, poor growth and a swollen tongue. To get folate from food,
go for fortified cereals, beans, lentils, leafy greens and oranges.
7. Magnesium: Magnesium helps support bone health and assists in
energy production. Magnesium deficiency can cause loss of appetite,
nausea and vomiting, fatigue and weakness. In more severe cases, it can
lead to numbness, muscle cramps, seizures, abnormal heart rhythms,
personality changes or low potassium or calcium levels. To help your
levels return to normal, eat more magnesium-rich foods, such as almonds,
cashews, peanuts, spinach, black beans and edamame.
Courtesy of: www.everydayhealth.com/hs/guide-to-essential-nutrients/
EASY WAYS TO EAT MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES
The new food plate unveiled by the Department of Agriculture sends a
clear message: eat more fruits and vegetables. Here are easy ways to get
more of these important foods into your diet:
Start early: Get in the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables
a day by eating them early with your morning meal. Add a banana to
your cereal, berries to your yogurt, veggies to your omelet.
Make them visible: Set out a fruit bowl in the kitchen or have carrot
sticks available for snacking. Take some time to prepare the fruits or
vegetables, so they are ready to eat.
Frozen is good: Frozen vegetables, such as peas and carrots, are a great
way to make sure you always have vegetables in the house.
At mealtime, think of the veggies first, not the protein: Half of your
plate needs to be filled with fruits and vegetables. Base your meals on
what vegetables you’ll have and then think of the grains and protein to
go with it.
Have fruit with your sweets: Fruits are nature’s natural candy. Puree
berries and adding them as a sauce to desserts, such as ice cream.
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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Martin Luther King, Jr., an American clergyman and Nobel Prize
winner was one of the principal leaders of the American civil rights
movement and a prominent advocate of nonviolent protest. King’s
challenges to segregation and racial discrimination in the 1950s and
1960s helped convince many white Americans to support the cause
of civil rights in the United States. After his assassination in 1968, King
became a symbol of protest in the struggle for racial justice. In 1957,
King helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
(SCLC), an organization of black churches and ministers that aimed
to challenge racial segregation. As SCLC’s president, King became
the organization’s dominate personality and its primary intellectual
influence. He was responsible for much of the organization’s
fundraising, which he frequently conducted in conjunction with
preaching engagements in Northern churches. SCLC sought to
complement the NAACP’s legal efforts to dismantle segregation
through the courts, with King and other SCLC leaders encouraging
the use of nonviolent direct action to protest discrimination. These
activities included marches, demonstrations and boycotts.
“I Have a Dream” - King and other black leaders organized the 1963
March on Washington, a massive protest in Washington, D.C. for
jobs and civil rights. On August 28, 1963, King delivered the keynote
address to an audience of more than 200,000 civil rights supporters.
His “I Have a Dream” speech expressed the hopes of the civil rights
movement in oratory as moving as any in American history. After
his death, King came to represent black courage and achievement,
high moral leadership and the ability of Americans to address and
overcome racial divisions. Perhaps the most important memorial
is the national holiday in King’s honor, designated by the Congress
of the United States in 1983 and observed on the third Monday in
January, a day that falls on or near King’s birthday of January 15 th .
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LEARN AT HOME:
To download the 2020-2021 school calendar, visit the CFISD website at
32ND ANNUAL B.F. ADAM GOLF CLASSIC
RAISES $130,000 FOR CFEF
The CFISD community raised approximately $130,000 for student
scholarships through the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation’s (CFEF) 32nd
annual B.F. Adam Golf Classic, held Nov. 16 th at BlackHorse Golf Club.
The annual event, named after longtime CFISD school Board member
and elementary school namesake Bernard Fred (B.F.) Adam, contributes
to the CFEF mission of increasing college access for CFISD graduates by
“We were so thankful to be able to have our tournament this year,
COVID-19 has impacted our community and we are blessed to have
events that benefit students and staff of CFISD,” said Marie Holmes, CFEF
executive director. “Many thanks to our incredible sponsors for their
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was Caldwell Companies and The Backyard Grill and Carl’s BBQ were the
The North Course winner was Raba Kistner, Inc., shooting a 17-underpar
score of 55. Team members were Scott Blank, John Baker, Chad Thoe
and Chuck Shelton. The North Course Longest Drive winner was Thomas
Glover with Hightower Electric Company LTD and the Closest to the Pin
winner was Will Rose with Adam & Bing, P.C.
The South Course winner was Natex Architects, shooting a 19-under-par
score of 53. Team members were Dale Songy, Sergio Weitzman, Robert
Machi and Michelle Freck. The South Course Longest Drive winner was
Anthony Snipes with J.P. Morgan Securities and the Closest to the Pin
winner was Wade Bradow with Caldwell Companies.
Terry Rasmussen of Edgenuity was the Putting Contest winner.
CFISD STUDENTS RECOGNIZED IN
SUPERINTENDENT HOLIDAY CARD CONTEST
Students from Fiest Elementary School, Spillane Middle School and
Cypress Lakes High School placed first in the annual Superintendent
Holiday Card Contest, as their designs were selected from more than 265
entries across 78 CFISD campuses.
CFISD Superintendent Dr. Mark Henry and associate superintendents
served as jurors for the contest, designating a winner for each grade level
and choosing the top three honorees at the elementary, middle and high
school level from the “Best in Grade” winners.
In the elementary school category, Fiest Elementary School third grade
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student Emma Marshall placed first with her color pencil/paint card titled
“Snowy Holiday.” Wells Elementary School fourth grade student Ivana
Welch finished second and Wilson Elementary School kindergarten
student Anett Huerta placed third.
In the middle school category, Spillane Middle School eighth grade
student Christopher Soliman finished first with his color pencil piece
titled “Brightest Light.” Spillane seventh grade student Carla Salcedo
Cano was the runner-up and Salyards Middle School sixth grade student
Daniel Valdez Gonzalez placed third.
In the high school category, Cypress Lakes High School freshman Caleb
Weaver earned first place for his color pencil piece titled “Secret Santa.”
Cypress Woods High School senior Kylie Thomas placed second and
Bridgeland High School sophomore Jacob Lemos placed third.
In addition to the top three honorees at the elementary, middle and high
school level, the following students were recognized as Best in Grade
Jade Lane - Pope Elementary School
Evalyn Joseph - Pope
Peyton Bisel - Black Elementary School
Esperanza Rodriguez - Cypress Ridge High School
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resolve to give blood regularly, beginning in January with National
Blood Donor Month. Below are key messages that can be relayed to
donors while scheduling appointments.
• Extreme winter weather in some parts of the country and seasonal
illnesses often make it difficult for the American Red Cross to maintain a
sufficient blood supply at this time of year. Healthy individuals are urged
to give now.
• The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood donations every day
for patients in need.
• Do you know someone who has never donated before? Please encourage
them to make an appointment with you. Without more donors, patients
will not have the blood they need.
• Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency
personnel reach for in trauma situations when there isn’t time to
determine a patient’s blood type.
• Type O positive is the most transfused blood type and can be transfused
to Rh-positive patients of any blood type.
• Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh-positive or
• Save time by using RapidPass® to complete your pre-donation reading
and health history online before you come to your appointment. Get
started at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or by using the Blood Donor
• For detailed donor eligibility questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-
800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org.
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You could make this on National Spaghetti Day January 4th!
1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
4 ounces pepperoni sausage, sliced (or other toppings if preferred)
Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch
baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti
and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water.
Combine egg, milk, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, salt and garlic salt in a
large bowl. Stir in cooked spaghetti; mix well. Spread mixture into prepared
baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and
reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Spread sauce over spaghetti. Sprinkle with oregano, basil and the remaining
1 1/2 cups mozzarella. Top with pepperoni, return to oven and bake until
cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown, about 30 minutes more. Let stand
5 minutes before cutting.
Source: allrecipes.com, Submitted by: Kathy
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
You could make this on National Peanut Butter Day January 24th!
1 (9 inch) prepared chocolate cookie crumb crust
1 cup butter, softened
8 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
Melt 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate and cool to room temperature. Beat
the eggs with 3/4 cup butter or margarine, chocolate and confectioners’
sugar for a FULL 5 minutes. Mixture will be thick and smooth.
In a separate bowl, beat the peanut butter, 1/4 cup butter, and cream.
Spoon chocolate filling into crust. Swirl peanut butter filling into
chocolate filling. Drizzle remaining 2 oz of melted chocolate on top of
pie. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve.
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Gardening Tips For January
• Birds: Provide food and fresh water. More birds die from lack of water
than from lack of food.
• Cacti: Semi-dormant now. Reduce watering.
• Camellias: Plants may be moved. Pick up and discard fallen blooms.
• Cultivation: Changes in design may now be made, new beds dug and
old ones rebuilt. Correct defects in drainage. Incorporate gypsum into
heavy soils: repeat in three weeks. Dig granite dust, rock phosphate
and quantities of organic matter into soil. Allow time for settling before
• Fertilize: Daylilies, spuria, Louisiana and bearded irises with complete
fertilizer. Give strawberries 1 teaspoon ammonium sulfate, keeping six
inches away from plant. Fertilize pansies with manure tea or blood meal.
• Fruits: Plant fruit trees. Mulch figs with grass or straw to prevent freeze
damage to crown.
• House Plants: Water, when surface soil is crumbly dry. Wash dust off
leaves to open pores. Mist often. Inspect for diseases and insects. Reduce
water for poinsettias.
• Lawns: Remove thatch aerate, and feed with low nitrogen mixture.
• Pests: For petal blight prevention, spray azaleas and camellias as
flowers open. Spray for scale with dormant oil solution if temperature
will be above 35˚ and below 85˚ for next 48 hours. Always read and heed
manufacturer’s directions before spraying.
• Propagation: Ivy cuttings root easily this month and next. Root cuttings
of shrubs in mixture of loam and coarse sand; keep damp and semishaded
• Prune: Fruit trees in advance of new growth. Prune to groom and shape.
Do not remove too much. Remove dead wood from trees and shrubs
before spring buds swell, but do not prune spring bloomers. Prune crape
myrtles. Prune nandina and others of similar growth habit by cutting
unwanted canes out at base of plant.
• Roses: Annual pruning about the middle of February, just before the
spring buds break. To prevent later appearance of disease in the old beds,
keep garden clean of debris and weeds. Complete preparation of new
beds for roses.
• Transplanting: January is one of the best months to transplant woody
plants, both evergreen and deciduous, especially trees. Energy will be
expended on roots instead of foliage. Learn ultimate size and cultural
needs of tree or plant before buying. Consider dwarf varieties to avoid
crowding later. Group plants of similar cultural needs. Do not work wet
soil. Assure good drainage. Keep plants moist.
• Vegetables: Prepare beds, preferably raised for drainage, with about
50% humus, including rotted manure.
• Winter Protection: Expect freeze any time; plan for protection of tender
plants. Water. Remove coverings, particularly plastic, when temperature
rises. Protect low plants with dry leaves, pine needles or soil mulch, but
remove when weather warms.
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25 WAYS TO SNEAK IN
MORE EXERCISE EVERY DAY
One of the TOP New Year resolutions: exercise more! Here
are some ways to help incorporate exercise into your daily
1. Make your bed every morning.
2. Do 10 push-ups every morning.
3. Squat while you brush your teeth.
4. Park farther than you need to.
5. Clean your office.
6. Take the stairs.
7. Exercise on the job.
8. Do your own filing/copying/coffee-fetching.
9. Switch your office chair for a stability ball.
10. Schedule a daily walk break at work.
11. Take calls standing up.
12. Skip the inter-office mail and walk it over.
13. Suggest walk meetings.
14. Practice isometrics.
15. Reorganize your office or home.
16. Go on walking/biking errands.
17. Do the grocery shopping.
18. Make your own food.
19. Hand-wash dishes.
20. Keep your yoga mat/weights/kettlebell by the TV.
21. Clean your home.
22. Wash your own vehicle.
23. Play with children.
Courtesy of: www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/25-ways-tosneak-in-more-exercise-every-day/
POPULAR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
• Drink Less Alcohol
• Eat Right
• Get a Better Education
• Get a Better Job
• Get Fit
• Lose Weight
• Quit Smoking Now
• Reduce Stress On-the-Job
• Reduce Stress Overall
• Save Money
• Take a Trip
• Volunteer to Help Others
To love yourself means to respect and appreciate yourself as you are and to come to
terms with those aspects of yourself that you can’t change - the aspects that make
you unique. It means allowing yourself to drop the conditions that you have created
to love yourself like, “I will love myself once I…” and simply choose to embrace the
good and the bad, the mistakes and the triumphs.
Loving yourself isn’t a one-time thing, but an endless, ongoing process that starts
with realizing that it’s not about discovering self-love; it’s about tearing down the
walls you’ve built against it. Below are 6 ways to learn to love yourself more:
1. Focus on the things you like about yourself
2. Make time to do the things you enjoy
3. Let go of mistakes and embrace the past
4. Appreciate your life
5. Get out of your comfort zone
6. Take care of your body!
Courtesy of: www.recoverywarriors.com/6-simple-ways-to-love-yourself-more
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