October 2014

15 posts

Happy Halloween!!!   Okay, this picture cracks me up!!!  We really didn’t paint our faces like this.  You too can “Halloweenify” a photo at Google+.
I quit my job 5 months ago.  Many people were shocked, as I had a well established and respected career over the past 12 years.  While I loved teaching, this decision was a long time coming.  In a 2 year time span I had delivered my third child, switched schools, and moved to a new house. …
Now that I am in the know that there are nasty chemicals used in cleaning, beauty, family, etc…… products, it is nice to know that there are some companies that are passionate about making truly natural (non-toxic) products for us.  I’m going to share information in this post about an All Purpose Cleaner that my family has …
My family recently spent a week in Atlanta, Georgia.  I lived in Atlanta as a child, so it was nice to visit the city after so many years away.  We have family in Illinois and Arizona, so we usually go there a few times a year and take 1-2 other trips to new locations.  Traveling …
This is a super easy DIY for you!  Gather your olive oil, white vinegar, clean spray bottle & a measuring cup and you’ll be set for making furniture polish.  Want to hear a funny (sad at the time for me) story.  Up until a couple years ago I used the traditional propellant style furniture polish.  …
Did you know that there are SO many (creative) ways to prepare this cruciferous vegetable?  Growing up, the only way we ate this was in it’s raw form typically alongside some broccoli…  Not very adventurous, right!  I have a friend that follows the Paleo Diet and through her, found out I could make cauliflower rice.  …
During my usual acupuncture appointment I was told that I had too much cold and damp in my body, (which are terms used in traditional Chinese medicine), so I should begin taking a cinnamon supplement.   The cinnamon is supposed to warm my body up.  I will let you know how it goes!  My acupuncturist …
I tried a great new recipe for turkey burgers last night.  It was originally a recipe for chicken burgers, but it is hard to find ground chicken, so I improvised! The original recipe is from Organized Like Jen.  Enjoy! Greek style turkey burgers Note: Recipe originally from Don Ross Makes 4 Burgers Feta Burgers: 1 lb …
Did you know that many people are Magnesium deficient?  I suspected I was based on the list of symptoms of deficiency so I have added Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate into my daily routine and have noticed some benefits. Here is a great explanation of Natural Calm. Click here to purchase from Amazon.
Yoga can be a great way to unwind after a long day and signal your body that it is time to rest.  Here are my 6 favorite yoga postures for bedtime.  You can start your evening ritual with a warm bath, some essential oils, and a cup of tea!  Remember to slow down your mind …
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