Monday, October 20, 2014

SCARY burgers

      I was trying to be festive for this scary season when making dinner... and was compelled to make some spooky cheese burgers... the kids loved them!!

 and here are some spooky muffins with cobwebs...

 Now I need to think of some other spooky dinner food.

Have a great fall night!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sinus infection?

THANK GOODNESS I do NOT have one, but I know someone who does and and I suggested a remedy... my famous(not really, my kids cant stand it) Garlic, honey, lemon tea!! I think it works wonders. I really have never had a sinus infection, but this also helps colds and flus.

So what you do is just heat some water on the stove(don't use the microwave..its toxic..more on that later) then pour it in a mug, add about 1 T lemon juice, or 2-3 drops of Doterra lemon essential oil. 1 T. honey and 1-2 minced raw garlic cloves. The more the better... as much as you can stand.. and drink!!! you will smell like you are warding off vampires but HEY... its better than being sick RIGHT??

Garlic is a great little is a good article from True Activist...

5 Powerful Healing Properties of Garlic

GarlicIt’s not as colorful or alluring as many fruit and vegetable superfood varieties, but garlic is actually one of the most powerful healing foods that you can include in your daily diet. I’ve written about garlic in the past, specifically covering the many ways in which this common food can protect against cancer and infections. While significant (and extremely easy to take advantage of), these are only a few of the key benefits garlic has to offer.
Here are the top 5 healing properties of garlic that put many pharmaceutical drugs to shame:

1. Boosting Immunity to Fight Disease

If you’re serious about your health, it is absolutely essential to boost your natural immunity. After all, your immune system is responsible for crushing biological threats before it turns into a manifested form of sickness. Always getting the flu, a cold, or suffering from a condition that decreases immune function? It’s time to get your body in check before a more serious condition takes advantage of this weakness. Garlic has been used for over 5,000 years as a medicinal food, with the Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Greeks revering the food for its ability to fight off illness.
Rich in vitamin C and potassium, garlic can also aid your digestive processes. We have known for quite some time that not only is your digestion integral when it comes to your overall immunity, but your mental health as well.

2. Garlic Naturally Reduces Your Blood Pressure

Pharmaceutical blood pressure drugs come with a host of side effects, many of which are deadly. Garlic comes with a long list of additional and most likely unexpected benefits. Thanks to the unique way in which garlic is able to affect the smooth muscles of the arteries and therefore cause them to relax and dilate, garlic can directly lower your blood pressure naturally.
“American scientists first tried garlic against high blood pressure in 1921. Garlic consistently lowers blood pressure in laboratory animals.” – The Food Pharmacy: Dramatic New Evidence That Food Is Your Best Medicine by Jean Carper

3. It Beats Antibiotics in Fighting Common Illnesses

While it has been known (and acted upon) by many traditional systems of medicine for thousands of years, Washington State University has confirmed that garlic is actually more effective than pharmaceutical antibiotics in fighting the highly common bacteria known as campylobacter bacterium. It may not mean much when read out loud, but this bacteria currently infects around 2.4 million Americans per year with stomach-related illnesses.
As one leading expert explained:
“People have known garlic was important and has health benefits for centuries,” said Dr. David W. Kraus

4. It Effectively Combats Cancer

Perhaps the most well-known benefit of garlic is its ability to fight off cancer both effectively and without any side effects. This is believed to be due to the fact that garlic enhances the production of what is known as hydrogen sulfide. This increased production is thought by scientists to be effective in preventing the development of cancer — particularly prostate, breast, and colon cancer. It is truly a rare find that mainstream government organizations will recognize non-patented, natural foods for their anti-cancer effect. In the case of garlic (and turmeric), even admits a clear link between garlic consumption and cancer prevention, writing:
“Several population studies show an association between increased intake of garlic and reduced risk of certain cancers, including cancers of the stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas, and breast.”

5. It Can Detoxify Your Body

Did you know that garlic can help in the elimination of toxins from your body? Toxins, of course, are unwanted contaminants that cover everything from chemicals and heavy metals to parasites. Containing multiple sulfur-containing compounds, garlic is able to stimulate liver enzymes responsible for removing toxins from the body. This is in addition to the allicin and selenium content of garlic, which are two vital nutrients that also assist the liver in fighting off toxic elements.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hemp is the bomb!!

I am loving hemp products these days... its amazing how amazing they are. Those little seeds are packed with nutrients your body needs. I have been using the hemp seed oil in my salad dressings.. the hemp seeds in my smoothies and on yogurt, and made some delish hemp energy balls... my kids even loved them...Now that's saying somthin!!!

Here is my Hemp salad dressing recipe..
salad dressing
Homemade hemp seed oil salad dressing
1 T. Dijon mustard
2-3 T olive oil
1-2 T Hemp seed oil
3-4 T red wine vinegar
1 tsp. garlic pwd.
salt and pepper
I never really measure, and it comes out a little different each time but its always good. Sometimes I add some lemon juice, sometimes fresh garlic… just depends what type of mood I’m in or how much of a hurry I’m in.

So make your self a yummy batch of hemp salad dressing and have a salad for dinner, your body will thank you!

Monday, September 8, 2014

essential oil LOVE

I absolutely LOVE essential oils... ASK ME WHY??? Well, actually I will just tell you... I can keep my mouth shut about these smells.

Here is one reason frankincense rocks  great article how you can cure all kinds of crazy things. And this one is great too peppermint is sweet check out these articles and ask me how you two can and will love essential oils!!!!

Have a sweet smelling day!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Summer love

    Oh how I love summer.. not just because its my name... but just because its such a great season. Everyone seems more at ease during this time.. almost like your on vacation. Things don't seem to matter as much like being late or not even showing up. Which might not be a good thing... but sometimes you just want to stay home and relax.

I'm not talking about all you people that have to go to work... I feel for you, you actually do have to be somewhere... oh how I love my husband too!!! he lets me stay home and take care of the kiddos and keep house. Although, my job is not easy... as all you stay at home mommies know... but I am  grateful that I do get to stay home... and I can pretend like I'm on vacation...right???

Have a happy summer day!!!

Friday, May 23, 2014

bottle cap pallet it!

      So I have been saving bottle caps, in hopes to make something....FOR-E-VER(say it like Squints on the Sandlot).. and finally, finally, finally, I did it!!!! yippee yahoo

     It took me a long time because I kept having holdups.. but if I would have looked up on the computer the correct way to do it first , it wouldn't have taken so long... and I didn't realize it was going to take so much resin.. if I could have figured that out first, I would have bought it by the gallon.. instead of having to go back again and again to get more... I guess I just do things the hard way....anyhow its done now... and I can stop my bottle cap collection... But I do LOVE it.. its a conversation piece, that's for sure!!!

Have a great day!!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

pallet love

        So really where does the time go????  I have been up to a lot lately, well I guess a lot since the last time I have posted.. which was forever ago.. we moved to a new state, Nevada, and we love it, we do miss all of our Arizona friends though...  but this town we live in, is so cute and it has lots of festivals and we are right by a lake, and we just got a boat, and we have pool and and and.. oh there is just so much to say.... but right now, I and going to tell you about some projects that I have just finished and am so excited about...

Pallets... they rock... they are so useful and a lot of times they are just thrown away... so what better way that to recycle( cause you know I am a BIG recycler)

so since we have a pool in our house here in our new town.. I needed a porch swing, to sit and watch my kiddos swim, right.. so I made one

So I really had no idea what I was doing... I looked at countless pictures on pinterest and on you tube, and still had a hard time, so I just figured it out. I cut a pallet not in half, but like one piece was 1/3 and one was 2/3, the 2/3 being in the back and the 1/3 for the seat part. I braced it with lots of pieces of wood and went to the hardware store and got big sturdy bolts and put them on everywhere so we wouldn't fall when we sat in it. Then I got some big chains and eye bolts, sanded and painted it and hung it to the beam out by the pool.

So that is one outdoor project... and here is another one... I really wanted a patio table, but the one I wanted was $1500.. not sure why my hunny wouldn't buy it for me.. haha... so I built one... its a little rickety( I need to brace it a little more) and I still need to paint it(not sure if I should) and I should sand it a little more(the kids say they get splinters in there forearms when they eat at it). But I really wanted to get this project done and I do cut corners... one of my faults...

Now another one of my projects is a TV stand.. when we moved we got rid of alot of stuff and somehow we just didn't have a place to put the TV so again.. I just made one. this one took a lot more work and I did look on pinterest and other pallet sites to get ideas, but like I said I don't have any carpentry skills so I was just winging it...

I had to lots of cutting with my husbands saws, and he did the shelves, because I did want them straight.. haha..

and the last project that was a easy one.. the pallet garden

I just stapled the weed blocker to the sides and back and filled it with soil and planted my seeds and bought plants... I did my tomatoes in 5 gallon buckets(didn't think it was deep enough for those...

So I did not make all of these in one day, it was several weeks and I got all the pallets from when my husband opened his new office, he had to buy a lot of cubicles and they came on the pallets... so I scored there... so go out there and find some pallets and make something fun!!!!!