Idea Exchange: October 14th – October 18th

Monday, October 14th: QUOTE: “AUTUMN CARRIES MORE GOLD IN ITS POCKET THAN ALL THE OTHER SEASONS”, Jim Bishop-author

NARI HOME & REMODELING SHOW, Diane Welhouse, Executive Director

Diane will give us an overall picture of what to expect at this years show. This is the 29th ANNUAL HOME AND REMODELING SHOW and will run from Friday, October 18th through Sunday, October 20th at the Wisconsin Exposition Center, at State Fair Park in West Allis.  With more than 100 Exhibitors sharing advice, insight and inspiration, there will be something for everyone. Check out the “Smart Home Gallery”, play “Guess the Price-Gameshow” for a chance to win prizes. Visit the Home Solutions Stage, where experts will address a variety of topics, including “Avoiding Winter Plumbing Disasters”, “Mus Haves to Stay in Your Home for Life”,  “What to Expect During a Remodel” and more!                            Hours: Friday, 10/18: Noon-8pm;            Saturday, 10/19: 10am-8pm                  Sunday, 10/20: 10am-5pm

I shared last Friday’s CELEBRITIES…DISH! Bernie Hafenstein’s “Cheese Apple Cobbler”. You can find at just below the Idea Exchange page under the RECIPES. I also shared the following recipes: Treetop Trail Mix, Mummy  Dogs (posted under the Recipe tab) and Chicken Alfredo and Rice Casserole. (featured in this week’s Idea Exchange edition.)

 

Tuesday, October 15th: QUOTE: “AUTUMN IS A SECOND SPRING, WHEN EVERY LEAF IS A FLOWER”, Albert Camus

 

NARI HOME & REMODELING SHOW, Ann Rodrigues, from David & Goliath Builders

Ann will discuss how to start planning for a remodel. 

Wisconsin Exposition Center, State Fair Park

Friday, October 18th: Noon-8pm;  Saturday, October 19th: 10a-8p;  Sunday, October 20th: 10a-5pm   Parking: $6; $8/advance; $10/at the door

Check out all the details: www.NARImilwaukee.org

Featured Tour with LAMERS: Christmas Joy (to kick off the Holiday  Season) Call Marianne at 920.386.2600 for dates and details. Shared the following recipes: Cauliflower Pizza Bites (posted on-line and Butterfinger Popcorn Balls

 

Wednesday, October 16th: QUOTE: “Happiness never decreases by being shared”, Wally Richardson

LITTLE HANDS HELP, Mike and Mackenzie Morrison

Little Hands Help is the second book in our Small Voice series. It is intended for our little ones as they enter their pre-school and kindergarten years and continue into their early grade school years.

We soon learn that our young children want to imitate what we are doing. Initially they just want to be more included in family life – but soon that feeling of truly helping creates a new motivation. It can be as simple as letting them wash the carrots at the sink. But when those carrots show up at the dinner table, a powerful sense of accomplishment ensues.

Over time, these little investments in our kids add up. Even the littlest ones can pitch in – deepening the family bond. But beware, sometimes our time-deficient lives can get in the way of letting our children fully participate alongside us. Here’s the deal. Whether a child learns to be helpful as they grow older is mostly influenced by early family life. In other words, when helpfulness is valued and learned at an early age, it becomes part of the child’s self-image (I am a helper, I can do this).
Of all the gifts we can bestow on our kids, few would compare to cultivating a natural tendency for helping others!

 

We talked to Sandy Dray of McKinstry’s Home Furnishings who collaborates with Chris Sell of Trillium Interiors regarding in home consultations. We also talked about FALL DOWNTOWN FEST in Beaver Dam coming up on Saturday, October 26th from 10am-3pm. Lots of great activities for the entire family and there will be an Electronics Recycling Event sponsored by Habitat for Humanity ReStore and located behind McKinstry’s. There are fees depending on the type of electronics you want to recyle; however computers, laptops, cellphones, cable boxes, disc/hard drives, cable boxes, game consoles and batteries are FREE. Recipe shared: Rise ‘N Shine Quesadillas (see web or listen on demand from the AUDIO tab)

Thursday, October 17th: QUOTE: “AUTUMN, THE YEARS LAST, LOVELIEST SMILE”, William Cullen Bryant

NARI HOME & REMODELING SHOW, Melinda Myers

Melinda Myers is a nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist with over 30 years of  horticulture experience. She is a featured presenter at this fall’s NARI Home Show. She’ll be talking about “Extending the Growing Season” and “Bloomin’ Indoor Gardens”.

Melinda will present on the Home Solutions Stage at 2pm on Saturday, October 19th and 11am on Sunday, October 20th

Talked about today’s Bizarre Holidays. (It’s National Pasta Day!) and shared a recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini (posted on DailyDodge.com)

Friday, October 18th: QUOTE: “NEVER LOOK BACK, UNLESS YOU ARE PLANNING TO GO THAT WAY”, Henry David Thoreau

Brenda is on vacation