Top 6 Favorite Tips to Finish Drywall Like a Pro!

I’m not an expert at drywall finishing by any means, but I’d say I’m fair to middlin’. I enjoy mudding very much. It puts me in a very meditative place when I am applying the compound, but NOT so much when I have to sand the compound, yuck! Anyway, from my years of experience working with drywall, here are my top five tips for doing drywall.

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The Best Over Shoe Insoles for the Money

I want to talk to you today about Doctor Scholl’s inserts. It’s a question I get all the time in the office so I thought I’d put it out here and answer that question for you very simply and concisely. And the truth of the matter is those inserts that you get at Walmart any of the big box stores like that’s great for cushioning but they don’t give you any arch support. They don’t give you that true relief that you need for true plantar fasciitis. Someone is having some generalized foot pain they may get some benefit from it there certainly is a role that those play. But for the vast majority of people that I see in the office, I tell them to stay away from those inserts.

And then there’s this machine at Walmart this is that dr. Scholl’s machine that says custom orthotics. First off it is not custom. There’s nothing customized about it that’s very misleading a custom orthotic requires you to have a mold of your foot it’s tailored specifically to your foot. With this machine, they give you about eight different choices maybe not even that many I’d have to look at it again. They give you several choices of inserts that would be the best fit for your foot. So what it does is it takes a pressure map of your foot kind of balances you out see where you’re putting your weight and then directs you to an insert. The inserts are very similar there’s not a big difference between one or the other and honestly, I think if you stick their blue one or their yellow one or they’re red one into your shoe you’re not going to notice a big difference. There’s nothing customized for it it’s not worth the $50.

If you need an insert for work boots I would recommend you get Dr. Scholl’s Work Massaging Gel Advanced Insoles. So my advice is to save your money. Although they mean well they’re not making true orthotics there’s nothing custom for it and go see a foot doctor and find out what you need before you waste your money on a custom doctor Scholl’s product. But the Dr. Scholl’s Work Massaging Gel Advanced Inserts are a really good choice for the money. I also recommend that you use the right socks for your work boots.

By Dr. Matthew Neuhaus

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

A while back, I saw someone’s post about a Thanks Tree. I wish I remembered who posted it so I could give credit. I’m sorry about that. Well, I did a version of that with my kids. It started with an art project we were working on for Fall. First, the kids colored with crayons, then paint, and then markers. Then we added construction paper leaves. After all of that was dry, I had the kids put paint handprints on the paper. It was supposed to be on the tree but didn’t quite end up that way.

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Chicken and Mushrooms in the Crock-Pot

“Chicken, again???” (how many times have you heard that one!)
“Yesss,…” and this is one your family will love you for!

Crock-Pots are the greatest invention, especially for busy moms. This recipe is adapted from one I found on AllRecipes. However, like the majority of recipes I find, they don’t meet our dietary needs. Case in point, this recipe while I’m sure is great the way it is, doesn’t necessarily have any health benefits, extra fat/calories that aren’t necessary. Plus, I felt it was lacking freshness from using real mushrooms vs those from a can.

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