Ahhhh….spring

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 | 1 comment

Ahhhh….spring

Yes…another winter behind us…another spring opening up before us. The essence of the breezes are lighter, full of scents that refresh the psyche and put a spring in the step. Several springs. This is my 65th spring….that is mind blowing. But I relish every moment, taking the time to ‘see’ and ‘hear’ and sometimes I just sit on the deck and marvel at the beauty that the Holy One, the Creator of everything in the Universe has blessed His children with. The garden is beginning to look alive…green is everywhere and salads have been gracing our...

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Dandelion, dandelions everywhere! Let’s make Jelly!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 | 0 comments

  This is an easy recipe and you’ll love the idea of sending out the kids to pick dandelion flowers! It will keep them busy for at least an hour (hehe). But, seriously – this is a good one! Gather as many dandelion flowers as you want or until you get tired of bending over. This recipe fills six 8oz mason jars. You can revamp it to fill up what you would rather use. DANDELION JELLY! 2 quarts water 1 package powdered pectin 2 tablespoons lemon juice 5 1/2 cups sugar INSTRUCTIONS The only part you want of the flower is the yellow – snip off any green, or as much as you...

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Pretty little Violets

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 | 0 comments

  Ever admire those pretty little purple flowers popping up all over in the springtime? Well, here’s an easy and sweetly tasting recipe for some Violet Jelly! Try it out and let us know what you think! Well, here’s an inspiration that I tried from a FB post – try it – easy peasy and you’ll love it!   VIOLET JELLY 1 pint violet flowers 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 cups sugar 3 oz. liquid pectin Directions: Gather lots and lots of little violet flowers and gently press them down into your very clean mason jar. After you are sure you can’t get...

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Vinegar – A staple you need to have!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 | 2 comments

Everyone has it … and if you don’t, you should have! What is it? VINEGAR! Yes, that old staple that is in everyone’s pantry. This wonder product just simply doesn’t get enough credit. Good thing probably – that’s why it’s still so cheap to buy! There are so many do-it-yourself projects that one can incorporate with this wonder water that you will wonder why you never thought of it before. So let’s take a look at some of the things you can do with vinegar which is a cheap and organic way to help get you through the day. Freshen up your...

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Mold – What? Not in my house!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 | 3 comments

After dealing with this invisible hazard for almost two years and finally being able to get a positive diagnosis, we are in the process of almost a total rehab of our house – from top to bottom. Extensive research, study and private-eye snooping, here is probably one of the best articles I’ve found on the subject. Mold is everywhere and no one is too clean to escape it! MOLD Mold has certainly made its way into people’s homes as well as the headlines recently.  Many people still don’t fully understand the health hazards of fungal exposure.  The term toxic mold is...

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Lavender Hand Cream – Easy peasy

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Lavender Hand Cream – Easy peasy

Lavender Soothing Hand Cream Love lavender? I know I do! Just taking a whiff of this gentle calming essence soothes my nerves and lifts my sagging spirits. Here’s an easy recipe to whip up a nice hand cream with this special herb! It will not only hydrate your skin, it will lull you to sleep in the evening. • 1 cup sweet almond or jojoba oil • 1/2 cup coconut oil • 2 ounces (weight) beeswax • 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil (optional) • 15 to 20 drops of lavender essential oil Simply combine the oils and beeswax and heat until wax melts. After removing from heat, keep stirring while it...

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