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SHEFFIELD IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Crest Management 281-579-0761

Christopher Sharp - Mgr. 281-945-4616 christopher@crest-management.com

Marlin Parada 281-945-4664 marlin@crest-management.com

Darlene Compton, Accounting 281-945-4624 darlene@crest-management.com

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

(trash billed paid to)

Schools:

Holmsley Elementray (281) 463-5885

Aragon Middle School (281) 856-5100

Langham Creek High School (281) 463-5400

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To report gas leaks (713) 659-3552

AT & T (800) 246-8464

Street Repair (281) 463-6300

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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!

HOA DUES

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.

GARBAGE SERVICE

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.

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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.

Sincerely,

Your Sheffield Board

DEED RESTRICTION VIOLATIONS

Do you know what the top three reasons management companies send

out deed restriction letters? The first is not keeping your yard mowed and

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

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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

NOTICES

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

as well.

LITTER PICKUP

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.

PETS

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

Animal Control.

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

parasites.

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.

VANDALISM

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 monica@crest-management.com.

Thank you for your cooperation.

ACC APPLICATION

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

CAME WITH YOUR CLOSING PAPERS.

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

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the

teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www.

krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with

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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DISCLAIMER: Articles and ads in this newsletter express the opinions of their authors and

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Although every effort is taken to avoid mistakes and/or misprints in this publication

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COMMUNITY

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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,

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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 janetr@cypressassistance.org for more

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“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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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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While CAM is thankful to be able to meet the needs of people who have

lost jobs and fallen on hard times during the covid-19 crisis, this milestone

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

contact.

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

registration will be through our website at www.cornerstoneumc.org-

Preschool. You may visit our website starting in January for more detailed

instructions.

Starting in January, if you are interested in touring our facility, contact

us at 281-859-1612 to schedule a tour. Tours will be offered after regular

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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,

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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/

common-nutrient-deficiencies

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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SCHOOL CALENDAR

To download the 2020-2021 school calendar, visit the CFISD website at

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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

awarding scholarships.

“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

support.”

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Cromdane Steel, Inc.; DivisionOne Construction; PBK Architects; Salas

O’Brien and Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. The Lunch Sponsor

was Caldwell Companies and The Backyard Grill and Carl’s BBQ were the

Dinner Sponsors.

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

winners:

Jade Lane - Pope Elementary School

Evalyn Joseph - Pope

Peyton Bisel - Black Elementary School

Esperanza Rodriguez - Cypress Ridge High School

Visit the Season’s Greeting page on the CFISD website to view all the

winning designs.

NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH

The American Red Cross urges people to share their good health and

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

negative patients.

• 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

App.

• For detailed donor eligibility questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-

800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org.

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Spaghetti Pizza

You could make this on National Spaghetti Day January 4th!

Ingredients:

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!

Ingredients:

1 (9 inch) prepared chocolate cookie crumb crust

4 eggs

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

DIRECTIONS:

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.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/

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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

planting.

• 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.

Water in.

• 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

until rooted.

• 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

routines:

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.

24. Dance.

25. Laugh.

Courtesy of: www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/25-ways-tosneak-in-more-exercise-every-day/

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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

LOVE YOURSELF

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!

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