Parent Trick-or-Treating Fun

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Hey parents, you have probably been lectured quite a bit on trick-or-treating safety, so we decided to list some fun things you can do tonight while you are walking with your kids or after the candy gathering has concluded:

  • Dress up with them.  Let’s be honest with ourselves for a minute, dressing up in a silly costume is pretty darn fun.  Make it even better by competing with your child for the best costume (of course you should concede at the end of the night that you lost).
  • If you are toting along a youngling in a wagon or stroller, deck that wagon out with cob-webs and decorations to make it look spooky on the street!  Don’t be afraid to put a boom box on there as well and enjoy some toons while you stroll around.
  • For dinner tonight, get some orange food dye and put it in something you normally wouldn’t.  Why yes, I would like some orange rice and orange milk!
  • Play a board game, but use candy corn or other pieces of candy.
  • Invite all of your friends over and turn it into a fun gathering.  Play games, drink punch and let the kids enjoy their costumes and candy while you socialize!

Have fun and be safe tonight!

At Ryan Motors, vehicles may be our profession, but people are our passion.

Helpful Household Tips: Use the Olive Oil

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Some of the best meals are cooked in a pan; there is no doubt about it.  Many of these delicious recipes are often accompanied by olive oil as it often acts as a lubricant between your meal and the pan, but did you know that olive oil is good for more than just frying up food.   For example, a stuck zipper is often no match for a little olive oil and a cotton swab.  You can also use olive oil if you run out of shaving cream and are in a rush to get out the door.  Listed below are few other interesting uses for the popular oil:

  • Make your own lip balm.  Mix olive oil and melted beeswax in a 1:1 ratio, with an essential oil for fragrance, and say goodbye to dry and chapped lips.
  • Olive oil can be used as a safe makeup remover.
  • Put a little olive oil in your door hinges to reduce squeaking.
  • Long day of painting?  Use some oil to remove the dried up paint from your skin.
  • Condition leather.
  • Shine up stainless steel or brass around your house.
  • Fix your tangled hair and reduce further damage.

This information was gathered from different sites.

At Ryan Motors, vehicles may be our profession, but people are our passion.

A Pomegranate a Day May Keep All the Doctors Away

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The pomegranate has become popular over the last decade as scientists and nutritional experts have begun to unlock the amazing health benefits that lie within its red skin.  These benefits do not come without a fight as the pomegranate is one of the hardest fruits to actually peel.  The trick to releasing the magic seeds is to cut the pomegranate in half and place it into a large bowl of cool water.  While floating in the bowl, began to peel out the seeds.  All of the white matter will float to the top while the red fruit will sink to the bottom.  After all the fruit has been plucked, simply scoop out the floating white center and pour the remainder through a strainer.  The red seeds will be cool, crisp and easy to eat.  Some of the amazing health benefits of eating a pomegranate include:

  • Reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Combat cell damage
  • Increase your anti-oxidants, which fight the free radicals you have may floating around in your body
  • Full of B vitamins
  • Pomegranate seeds contain anti-inflammatory properties

This information was gathered from the following site.

Enjoy!

At Ryan Motors, vehicles may be our profession, but people are our passion.

Wow Vikings

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The Minnesota Vikings never cease to amaze us.  How can a team grind out a quality win over the San Francisco 49ers earlier in the season and then get destroyed by a team who is under .500?  Last night reminded all Vikings fans of the sad history they hold.  The Vikings have to be one of the most un-clutch teams in the NFL.  Ponder looked like he had no idea what he was doing.  As soon as he dropped back to throw, he turned into a scared rabbit that surrendered making a great pass because he didn’t want to take a hit.  Unfortunately, the Vikings cannot rely on Percy Harvin and Adrian Peterson alone to win games.  The defense, which is normally great, did not live up to their expectation.  Doug Martin, the rookie Tampa Bay running back out of Boise State, had a career rushing night with 135 yards.  That cannot happen; the defense needs to be better.  The critical question still looms: can the Vikings count on Ponder to pull them into the postseason?  Probably not, as NFL.com points out, he has not even attempted a pass over 30 yards this year.  Ron Hendrickson, a veteran salesman at Ryan Motors, has said from day one that the Vikings will end the season with a 6-10 record.  We hope he is not right, but there is plenty of evidence to support his prediction.  The good news is that this was only one game and there is a lot of season left.  Turn it on Vikes!

At Ryan Motors, vehicles may be our profession, but people are our passion.

Getting to Know Switzerland

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How much do you know about Switzerland?  They make a pretty awesome watch and their chocolate is quite delicious but beyond that, we did not know much about the country.  A little online research revealed some interesting facts on the country that is landlocked in Europe:

  • A majority of the population, roughly 63%, speak German
  • 7,925,517 people live inside the Swiss borders, according to a July census
  • The literacy rate is 99%
  • Switzerland’s capital is Bern
  • The national holiday is on August 1 and it celebrates the founding of the Swiss Confederation
  • The president of the Switzerland is Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf
  • National GDP is $ 344.2 Billion
  • There are more than 1,500 lakes in Switzerland
  • Over 60% of Switzerland is covered by mountains

Switzerland is an incredible country and if you are ever in central Europe make sure you tour their beautiful mountains and terrain.

This information was gathered from the CIA World Factbook.

At Ryan Motors, vehicles may be our profession, but people are our passion.

Honda Fit She’s

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There have not been many cars designed exclusively for women, but that time is over!  Honda is coming out with a new car called the Honda Fit She’s.  It is a Honda Fit vehicle but in a “She’s” model.  What does this mean?  The car itself is pink along with pink stitching throughout the interior, including the steering wheel.  It has a special windshield that will reduce ultraviolet rays by roughly 99 percent and a Plasmacluster air conditioning unit that is designed to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin quality.  The only unfortunate note is that, as of right now, the She’s will only be sold in Japan. 

 

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The starting price is only $17,500.  Well ladies, if you are looking for an awesome pink car and you don’t think you can win the Mary Kay pink Cadillac, than this may be the car for you.  Hopefully we can see this awesome vehicle in the states sometime soon.

This information was gathered from a host of sites including: Honda, yahoo and East Idaho News.

At Ryan Motors, vehicles may be our profession, but people are our passion.

Helpful Household Tips: Amazing Petroleum Jelly

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This week’s amazing household item is petroleum jelly.  A very interesting substance, much like Jell-O, because it is neither a liquid nor a solid.  There are more uses for petroleum jelly than simply relieving chapped lips or a buffer under a Band-Aid.  Here are a few:

  • Do you have a ring stuck around your finger?  Just rub some jelly around the ring and slide it off for resizing.
  • Rub some jelly on your eyebrows to manage those out of control hairs.
  • Avoid buying tear-free shampoo for your child by rubbing a little on their eyebrows before their bath or shower.  The lubricant will help keep the soap out of their eyes.
  • Lipstick stains on cloth napkins can be removed with petroleum jelly.
  • Gum can end up anywhere, but luckily it can be removed with the clear jelly.  If you are burdened with removing the chewed up substance from a piece of wood use the magic ingredient liberally to slide it off and into the garbage.
  • Keep the ants away from your pet’s food bowl by ringing the bottom of it with petroleum jelly.
  • Door hinges, cabinets and windows can often squeak.  Stop the annoyance by applying some jelly on the metal hinges or along the inside of the window frame.

These and many more uses were found from the attached Reader’s Digest site.

At Ryan Motors, vehicles may be our profession, but people are our passion.