Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

I wish you all a happy and very blessed Christmas.

Thanksgiving 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I find that i like to put my menu are here because it is so much easier to find the links for the recipes. Just click and BOOM!! Dinner is served.Ok, it doesn't work that way but it would be nice. But here is my glorious and simple menu.

I'm keeping it simple and traditional this year, and I am starting early. No need to fall asleep at the dinner table with guest around. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

All Natural DIY Conditioner

Monday, July 23, 2012

I have a love or hate relationship with my hair. When it wants to be nice, it can be very cooperative. If it doesn’t, I somehow manage to get hair reminiscent of the 80’s. So finding hair care products that work and do not give me a rash is all too important. Switching from one thing to something better was all the norm growing. Then once the perfect conditioner was acquired, it was time to rejoice and party a little. But as luck would have it, things do not always work out as one would like.

My perfect conditioner was giving me a nice rash. Took me awhile to figure it out, but it was a sad day when I did. Luckily in the facebook group I’m in for corn allergies, there was already a discussion about DIY shampoos and conditioners. Thus I knew it could be done, I just had to figure out how. It was time to go on the internet and do some searching. After digging around a bit, and not wanting to actually go out and buy anything extra, I decided to make my own recipe.

All natural DIY conditioner:
  • 1 part Water
  • 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 part Olive Oil
  • Honey (I use around a tablespoon)
  • Essential oils (So you won’t smell like a salad)
  1. Mix ingredients together, and warm up until honey dissolves in the mixture (around 15-20 sec in the microwave).
  2. Apply to hair for a half hour to overnight. The longer the better.
  3. Rinse out thoroughly.
That’s it. Extremely simple if I do say so myself, and last’s around a week or so. My mother and I have different hair types as well, and it works evenly for both of us. Also I do not need a detangler anymore, just water. Plus my hair isn’t frizzing up in these hot summer months.

This recipe can also be individualized. Change out the oil for coconut oil or use less of it. Use different essential oils on a whim. Add extra ingredients. The possibilities are endless. Soon your hair may end up loving you and behave a bit better. And no more rashes to boot!

How things change

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The other day I saw a really tall sticker (or bur as some would call it) just at the right time when the sun was setting. Something that usually has instant disdain by the looks of it switches to something of beauty.

It's amazing how little things like this can show God's glory.

I caught them just in time!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The other day the weather was really nice out, so I decided to clean the yard up a bit. Luckily I did, because the blackberries were just starting to bloom!
 Hopefully there will be a ton of blackberries to pick this year.

Not Quite what it Seems

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Oh look, I have poppy seeds!

Ok, just kidding. They are not the actual poppy seeds that think of that you can get a positive blood drug test by, but they are poppy seeds. Edible? Maybe. Poisonous? Why yes they are.

What I thought was thistles were actually Mexican Prickly Poppy. From what I get is that if you know what you are doing, it can be beneficial. But the word poisonous keeps popping in my head.

They are pretty. I was planning to use them as a nice hedge, but now things have changed. No more little sunshine's to greet me when I come home.

Crazy Corny Bee's

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

See those pancakes? See how yummy and delicious it looks? See the honey drizzled all over it?

Those things were my downfall.

Ok in all seriousness, they weren't exactly my downfall. I'm still alive and kickin happily writing this post. They did make me learn a lesson though about food industry practices and what you don't know can be downright dangerous. The honey had a good chance of containing...corn. There, I said it. Corn. Apparently during the winter months bee keepers feed their lovely buzzing bee's corn syrup. Kinda wish I knew that before I consumed a massive amount of the ooey gooey sugary treat. Now I have to pay for it.

There is a silver lining to all of this:
  1. Actually snooping around the internet helped figure out why I was getting sick from little things like cereal, chocolate chips, and a handful of other things. Corn isn't a top allergen, so manufactures don't have to list it as an ingredient, or if there is a possibility of cross contamination. Makes one wonder what else they put in our food.
  2. Went on a pretty strict routine for the Candida diet. No website had any real consistent guidelines of what to eat and not eat. The only things were no sugar/gluten/yeast/mushrooms/vinegar/grains/milk, and eat lemon and limes and drink apple cider. There are probably other things that should be on there, but that's what I have been avoiding. So what I did was just wing it and add things back slowly. Yogurt and peaches is so good.
  3. Started using alternate grains such a Calloloo. Haven't heard of it? It's also known as Amaranth. Crazy huh?
  4. I'm feeling better than I have for a very long time.
With decoding my corn allergy with the powers of the internet, I heavily relied on two websites: Corn Free Foods and Corn Allergens. They have both been a godsend and helped explain so many things and helping me avoid things that aren't that obvious, like honey...

So maybe it was a good thing to eat all that honey! What, wait it wasn't?

Thistle and Happiness

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Long time no see? Things have been busy. Life in general has been busy. I now know what its like to feel as if there is not enough time in the world. But I digress. Life is better, happier and fuller. It feels as if my dreams and goals are so close now. So yes, I am jumping with joy everyone and a while. Now with all this good stuff also comes this lovely blog. Time can be tight, but it's a fun little hobby. So I’ve decided not to worry too much, and post little things here and there. A photo I took will be posted every once and a while, with what ever I can think of. It just has to be fun, not a chore.
How can Eeyore eat this?
I took a photo of this on a little walk around my yard. I'm glad no one pulled it up because it's so pretty. It's like a little sun shining upon us reminding us of God's blessings. Life can be so good.
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