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Iced Coffee Popsicles Recipe

Serves: 8


  • 3 cups fresh-brewed coffee
  • ¾ cup half-and-half cream (10% cream)
  • ½ cup sugar


  1. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl until everything is completely dissolved.
  2. Carefully pour the coffee mixture into each popsicle mold until full.
  3. Cover with tin foil and insert sticks, or cover with a lid and handle (if provided with your molds).
  4. Freeze until solid, approximately 2 hours.
  5. To unfreeze, add some hot water into your sink and submerge the mold without going over the top of the molds. After 15-30 seconds, your iced coffee popsicles should slide right out.


How Does the White House Compare to the Typical American Home?


Let’s see a few interesting facts comparing the White House to a typical home in America. My conclusion is the White House is just like my house in the urban area of Washington DC. 🙂  Also, it seems like people don’t seem to enjoy living in the White House as much, so they usually “move” after 4 years (some may want to stay for 8 years) instead of a typical American living in their homes for around 12 years.  Happy President’s Day!

Compare White House to American homes


Got a Buck? Buy and Move a ‘Used’ House

  • By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon

    Published: December 8, 2011

    Relocated homes are a double blessing: They let buyers fulfill the dream of home ownership by picking up a house for next to nothing, and they keep old homes out of the landfill.

    This may be the ultimate in reusing and repurposing materials, and we applaud this trend: For as little as $1, some people are buying homes off a “used-home lot” — homes that would otherwise be torn down — and just paying a delivery fee, between $15,000 and $60,000, to have the house transported to their lot.

    Tough economic times are making these “cash and carry” homes more and more popular, according to The New York Times.

    The relocated homes are bargains for both the new and old home owners: Newbies can pick up a house for next to nothing, while previous owners save on demolition and dumping fees.

    Operators of used-house lots, especially along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts and in the upper Midwest, say sales have increased as much as 60% over the last three years. “It seems like we’re even busier when the economy is bad,” Warren Davie, owner of a structural moving company and a used-house lot in Kenner, La., told the Times.

    Some owners of delivered homes figure they saved about 40% to 60% of what it would cost to build a comparable house.

    Jennifer and Craig Davis moved a 1,500-sq.-ft. vacation home by barge across Puget Sound to Hat Island for $65,000. The house arrived no worse for wear, except for a few hairline cracks in the drywall, easily repaired with some Spackle or joint compound.

    We didn’t find any used-house lots listed on the web, but the International Association of Structural Movers can help point you in the right direction, according to its chief executive N. Eugene Brymer. Email him at

    Would you consider moving a house to your lot? Do you know of any used-house lots in your area? . Link to original article

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Images from www.TheHolidaySpot.comAlthough Thanksgiving is largely known as an American holiday, Canadians celebrate the same holiday on the second Monday in October.

Mặc dù Lễ Tạ Ơn được biết đến là ngày lễ ở Hoa Kỳ, người Canada kỷ niệm lễ này vào ngày Thứ Hai trong tuần thứ nhì của tháng Mười.

The U.S. Postal Service delivers more than 15 billion cards and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

Mỗi năm, Sở Bưu Điện Hoa Kỳ đưa trên 15 tỉ bưu thiếp và thùng quà từ Lễ Tạ Ơn đến Lễ Giáng Sinh.
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