wearing anything unflattering at the last minute.
Friday, November 27, 2009
wearing anything unflattering at the last minute.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Raw natural beauty. We spent part of July in Alaska. Seeing the glaciers and mountains put me more in awe of God's creation. Driving to and from school through farm country makes me realize how even the simple corn fields are a wonder of God's creation too.
Today I am thankful for all of you. Thanks for making my year so much richer.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Cranberries contain malic acid, a natural astringent. Cut open a cranberry and rub it over your chapped lips. This will help strip away dead skin cells while at the same time infusing your lips with protective antioxidants.
I've got whole cranberries in the freezer right now. I'm going to thaw some and give it a try. My lips aren't chapped but I'd like to see how it feels. Anyone else game enough to try it?
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Be thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means you have enough to eat.
Be thankful for the mess you clean up after a party, because it means you have been surrounded by friends.
Be thankful for the taxes you pay, because it means you're employed.
Be thankful that your lawn needs mowing and your windows need fixing, because it means you have a home.
Be thankful for your heating bill, because it means you are warm.
Be thankful for the laundry, because it means you have clothes to wear.
Be thankful for the space you find at the far end of the parking lot, because it means you can walk.
Be thankful for the lady who sings off key behind you in church, because it means you can hear.
Be thankful for the alarm that goes off in the early morning, because it means you are alive.
And finally, here is mine: I'm thankful to be able to post this on a blog and have readers like you who read and respond!!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This year on 11/21/09, BlogCatalog.com and HalfHourMeals.com are helping fight hunger. They are asking bloggers from around the world to join in. You can use your blog to promote this and to help make people aware of the hunger that is happening right before us. If you don't have a blog you can still help.
Here are a few ways that the Bloggers Unite suggested how we can help out.
1) Donate food or money to a local food bank.
2) Sponsor a food drive.
3) Volunteer at a local food bank or kitchen that helps to feed the hungry.
4) Deliver a meal to a hungry family.
5) Donate to a charity that fights to end hunger.
I'm telling you this early so that you will have time to plan. It could be as easy as donating to your church or asking your local school principal if they know a family who could use a little extra help this year. Thanks for reading! Enjoy your day~
Saturday, November 14, 2009
http://www.oneperfectbite.blogspot.com/ Simple and tasty recipes.
http://www.thepioneerwoman.com/ I think everyone's heard of her but in case you haven't...
There you have it,10 more great blogs to check out. You can't help but get into the holiday spirit with all of the great craft and food ideas you'll find on these blogs. Let us know if you try out a craft or recipe from one of these blogs!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This feels great after having your toes squeezed together all day.
How to do it: Sit in a chair. Take your foot and thread the fingers of your opposite hand through your toes. Use your fingers to press inbetween your toes. This will help relax the muscles in your foot.
You can to this with a rubber ball like Jerry did or you can use Foot Wakers (http://www.yamunabodyrolling.com/).
How to do it: Put the ball under your heel and exert pressure on the center of your heel for 5-10 seconds. Rock back and lift your toes, then roll the foot down.
Next, put the arch of your foot on the ball and rock back and forth over it.
How to do it: Place about 20 marbles on the floor. Try picking up those marble with the help of the fingers of your feet. This exercise provides flexibility to your feet and also helps strengthens it.
So keep your feet happy and healthy. Another tip I have for you is to go visit your chiropractor and ask about orthodics for your shoes. I have a pair and they have made the world of difference for me. I ask a lot of my feet--standing all day, running and walking--they deserve some pampering!
Speaking of pampering...check out Gathered From The Garden's Pedi-Balm and Flip Flop Foot Cream. http://www.gatheredfromthegardenllc.4t.com/
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
By Bethenny Frankel
From Health magazine (http://www.health.com/)
Make yourself a lighter red sangria by ditching the sugar and replacing some of the wine and high-calorie liqueur with sugar-free soda.
Just slice up 4 apples and 3 oranges. Combine fruit with 1 pound red grapes, halved; 3 bottles light- to medium-bodied red wine; 1 can Fresca (or any diet lemon soda); and 1 can club soda. Chill mixture, and serve over ice for 16 servings of scrumptiousness.
Here’s the best part: Each serving has only 173 calories—that’s 125 calories saved.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Being a certified aromatherapist I am always looking for good information about health. On Aroma Web's site they have some excellent advice about minimizing the risk of H1N1 using essential oils. They also have some really good general advice that anyone can use. To read article go to: http://ow.ly/yqUa
Knock on wood--I have not been sick yet. I think it's a combo of extra Vitamin D, keeping my hands washed,getting enough sleep and using Gathered's Sanitizer Spray in my classroom. I really have to work on cutting back on my sugar intake. Easier said then done, looking at left-over Halloween candy!
What have you been doing to minimize the risk of the flu?