Thursday, October 20, 2011
The sandy beaches of Luquillo Beach, when I go through difficult times I like to remember better times by looking at this old vacation photo,
I took about 4 years ago.
Read story at http://www.news12.com and check out NY daily news on October 19th 2011, edition.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
This produce which I got from my garden, if I can do it anyone can do it.
These are from my garden a few weeks ago; my green peppers and okra.
I use the seeds of the peppers once I cook the peppers and replant it in the ground. I buy organic compost once a month, in addition to buying the yellow bag cow manure compost sold at Walmart. I mix these once a month in the soil and add it with plant food. I mix it together and replant the seeds; and I have endless peppers growing through out the Spring/ Summer season. Purchase seeds from Burpee or from your local produce purchased at local Ocala, Fl. supermarkets after cooking vegetable.
Posted by A.R. Cruz at 1:40 PM
The way to keep bedbugs out of your mattress is to keep the bugs from entering the mattress in the first place. Purchasing a whole bed mattress cover is the best method to keep them out , but these whole bed covers range in the prices of 100.00 to as much as 279.00 according to the sizes of the mattress. Instead of purchasing a whole mattress cover, that is so expensive; purchase two inexpensive mattress covers according to the size of the mattress. Place one mattress cover on one side of the mattress then turn over the mattress and place the other cover on the other side. If you want to make it a permanent cover for the mattress simply attach the covers together either by sewing or using bonding adhesive tapes used for fabrics. If you plan to cover an outdoor daybed use a weather proof material or even vinyl covers to protect the mattress from the elements. Next time, you are in New York, you don't have to be afraid of bringing back bedbugs, just have to worry about the flies instead.
Monday, October 10, 2011
This area is a mix of historic Victorian Homes and urban brick buildings structures.
Ocala, Florida is known as the Horse capitol of the World with many horse farms. The city is only two hours away from Orlando. This city offers many ecological and outdoor activities along with big city amenities. Ocala offers great shopping, great eateries and antique shopping.
Ocala has a lot of scenic routes, Silver Springs waterway park, many parks and trails to bike and hike. In addition, to having the newest science Museum for children, Appleton Museum, a drag racing museum and many other museums in town. Take a carriage ride around local horse farms or visit the downtown shopping district. There are other shopping districts around the highway 200 corridor with Paddock Mall and the new Dillard's mall.
Orlando visitors could take advantage of low hotel rates in local area hotels along the busy shopping and restaurant district. If you don't mind the drive which is very nice and scenic, you can visit two towns instead of only one.
In the Bronx and in upper Manhattan there are these grand giant staircases that connect hilly and steep streets, this staircase is located at 169th st Webster Avenue and connects to teller Avenue that leads towards the grand Concourse. It is such a shame that these beautiful structures are littered with garbage, and are falling in some disrepair. Some of these staircases are connected to the buildings next to them with entrances off the staircases, but now have been sealed with brick.
Posted by A.R. Cruz at 7:36 PM
Labels: grand staircases of the Grand concourse in the Bronx, historic staircases with architectural detail that can't be replicated.
There is a historic district known as Longfellow Avenue that has a series of old brownstone homes. Many were neglected and in disrepair but the city has renovated these homes with private and public funding.
The city has restored a lot of the vacant abandoned burn down lots of the 1970's and have restored neighborhoods.
My amateur photography skills are improving a bit; Here are some photos;
Posted by A.R. Cruz at 7:22 PM
Labels: restoration of old architecture. Solid historic landscapes in the city, Vintage burned out buildings restored in Bronx nyc
If you visit the NYC area there are many free things to do in the city. Visit the nyc.gov homepage and click on Free things to do in the city. Many of the museums here are free but they do ask for recommended donations since it is funded publicly. The museums along 5th Avenue known as museum mile; do charge admission. Last June, there was a free fair allowing visitors to visit the museum for free for about 4 hours.
This is outside the Empire State building this building is a full two blocks wide between 33rd and 34th st, but actually one full New York long block as people often discover when walking around the city.
Posted by A.R. Cruz at 7:07 PM
Ebates is a great money saving tool for shoppers that shop online, I signed up about two years ago. I earned less than 20.00 because I kept forgetting to log on to the Ebates site first before shopping online. Ebates is easy and free to use, simply register, then click on the stores that are on the site. Ebates has virtually every store available, links in many different categories that include travel and restaurants.
If you want to shop on Ebay, type the store on the search bar and some links appear. Click on the link and a small screen will appear with your Ebates ticket and it will take you to the homepage of the store you select. Once you have completed and paid for an order then it will show up in about four to six weeks on your Ebates account.
If you shop online a lot, you will get cash back, not to mention the instant savings, with online promo codes, and coupons. There is a category under restaurants that offer coupons and discounts at local area establishments. There are many ways to save money with Ebates, in addition to earning revenue and a chance to win an IPad.
Register on Ebates for free and get the free details. registering is FREE no membership fees, if you don't find the store you shop in, type it in the search bar, this site has virtually every store online.
This is a new building in the Bronx that uses the bedrock as part of the foundation of the structure.
How cool is that!.
This marker is outside a White Castle's restaurant on West Farms Square, this is the site of a historical battle site in the Bronx. It is outside the restaurant parking lot. I think it's cool to eat at an actual historical revolutionary battle site. I wonder if anyone stops to read the stone.
Posted by A.R. Cruz at 4:04 PM
Labels: Historical battle in the Bronx marker in front of NY White castle, how NY is that., October 12 1776 historic Bronx NY battle, white Castle
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Some of these sites are the following; freecycle.org, swap.com, listia.com, mint.com, and bundle.com.
Check out msn.com money and finance section for more tips.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
This is the beautiful Victorian era gazebo located in the heart of the town square in Ocala, Florida. This gazebo is in the park in the town square in the middle of Brick City. Ocala's town square is located in the historic area surrounded by beautiful brick and stone buildings. Small town charm with lots of urban conveniences, great shopping and great eateries.
Posted by A.R. Cruz at 11:03 PM
Labels: brick city, historic, Historic Ocala Florida town square. beautiful year round, town square gazebo
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
A few years ago, the Ocala area gift shops were selling miniature horses designed by local area artists, the series was known as horse fever. I found amazing horse statues that have the same artsy style design at paddock room. Paddock room has a website where the horses are sold at 35.00 each and in addition have many great horse related unique items. Check out their website, they even have unique one of a kind bottle openers!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
This mirror is amazing frame made out of cardboard, how beautiful
Inspired by Mid Century Starburst Mirrors - this mirror is hand crafted using recycled cardboard. Light weight, it can be hung on any surface and has a metal picture hanger adhered to the back of the mirror.
Size: 23.5" Diameter / Mirror size: 11.5" Diameter
Other styles and colors available!
*** Expedite shipping available, please inquire in convo. There is still time to get this before Christmas!
Shipping is $15 for anywhere in the US via USPS. International shipping is also available and pricing will be determined on shipping destination."
Posted by A.R. Cruz at 8:58 PM
Labels: mid century cool with card board, who says green is ugly. This is innovation for green items. Creative cardboard mirror.