Heather Pitts's Blog

Welcome Back To My Blog
June 1, 2011, 7:16 pm
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Sorry.  I have been MIA.  I have been busy, which means I should have plenty to blog about….and I do.  Has it really been a month and a half since my last entry!  Now I am going to try to catch up.  And, try to be better about blogging more often.  I really do enjoy it.  I love to go back and ready about past adventures, listen to some favorite tunes and pull favorite recipes.  Hopefully you enjoy some of the stuff I post too.  So, time for me to catch up.  Get ready for blog overload today and welcome back 🙂


March 31, 2011, 5:56 pm
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1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
2. Feeling tired in the afternoon? Put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans, but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to ward off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly-cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD-40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don’t have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don’t have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminatebad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causingbad breath.

12. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won’t leave streaks and won’t harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!

Our Wedding Is Featured In Charlotte’s Premier Bride Magazine!
January 27, 2011, 10:11 am
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You can view the full online magazine here:  http://issuu.com/premierbridemagazine/docs/charlottepb2011?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true

Our story is on page 20. Click image below to enlarge.

The Dog Knowledge
December 15, 2010, 6:01 pm
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My new job rocks.  I found it months ago as a random listing on Craig’s List.  The posting read “Must Love Dogs and Antiques”.  Random, huh?  My boss has owned Through The Looking Glass for 25 years.  The company organizes antique buying trips to Europe and handles everything about the travel, purchase and shipment of the antiques.  I will get to take a trip later this year hopefully!  Most of my job is helping with her new business, The Dog Knowledge.  I started with her when she had just the main ideas for the business and the logos.  I started out working at her house, until we found our facility that we molded into this awesome dog training/boarding/social/fitness center.  It was a great learning experience starting a business from the beginning.  I love that I have dogs running around the office at my feet all day.  I mainly run the business side of things, but occasionally help with the dogs.  Check out our website!  I have learned SO much about dog training and dog psychology.  You never know where life is going to take you!

Funny Photos
November 18, 2010, 10:14 am
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I absolutely love Halloween photos.  I don’t know what it is about your friends being in ridiculous wigs and outfits, but it is hilarious.  This year Michael and I were “The Birds and The Bees” (he is the giant chicken – it was the best bird costume we could find at the rental store).

I keep a box of costumes that I like to pull out on random occasions during the year…normaly after everyone has had a couple of cocktails.  I guess we all still have fun playing dress up!





A Quick Trip to the MOMA
June 29, 2010, 12:38 pm
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CLICK HERE to view every painting in the MOMA.  It only takes about 2 minutes!

Bad Blogger…
June 28, 2010, 6:35 pm
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I have been a bad blogger.  When I started this blog a few months ago, I promised to myself that I would blog at least once a week.  And, well, it has been 11 day since my last post.  BAD HEATHER.  I will be better. Promise.