Tuesday, August 28, 2012

DIY ~ Homemade Deodorant/Antiperspirant

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I'd known for a long time that using a store bought antiperspirant was a bad decision. Every time I'd put it on there was the nagging thought about the aluminum I was putting in my body. Did I want cancer or Alzheimer's disease? No! But after trying Tom's chrysanthemum scented deodorant, which didn't work and smelled horrid, I went back to my Dove unscented.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Pecan Sandies ~ Get an Upgrade!

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Will loves a full cookie jar . . . and one of his favorite "jar fillers" is the buttery, nutty, crunchy, perfect-for-milk-dunking ~ Pecan Sandie!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

100 Posts and Most Viewed . . . Easy Crock Pot Greek Yogurt!

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Today I celebrate the writing of my 100th post! Woo hoo!!! Before I began, I worried about writer's block and wondered if I would run out of things to share. The program I was using crashed all the time, which meant sometimes I had to totally rewrite my posts from scratch! In spite of all the obstacles . . . Surprise! I have found I have so much I want to share and it thrills my heart that you stop by to visit!

Monday, August 20, 2012

These are a Few of My Favorite Things!

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There are lots of ways to bring beauty to our lives; I try to surround myself with beautiful things. Some of my most treasured things of beauty are my children, their wives (our daughters) and our precious grand children! Nothing compares with being surrounded by my incredible family!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Homemade Laundry Soap

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About 2 years ago, give or take a week or two, I decided to start making my own laundry soap. I was looking for a healthier product without all the harsh chemicals. It needed to be gentle on skin, kind to our septic tank ecosystem, easy on our wallets and . . . It had to clean our clothes!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Making Parrot Veggies

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We live with 4 parrots and 2 cats. Our two large parrots Libby and Evergreen have mixed vegetables for breakfast, organic pellets are available all the time and they eat warm baked sweet potato every night for supper.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Rye Burger Buns ~ easy bread machine style

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Will could eat a hamburger twice a day, every day of the week, and not bat an eye! He LOVES a great burger! He especially loves his burgers inside one of my lightly toasted, homemade burger buns! I know these will be a big hit!

Big juicy burger on rye!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Amazing Ribs

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Who doesn't love ribs? . . . spicy-sweet, with a little crunch on the outside . . . tender and succulent on the inside!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Creamy Coleslaw Dressing

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I remember the first time I saw Bobby Flay top pulled pork with crispy coleslaw! It was ingenious and after trying it for myself, I was sold! Not only do I love pulled pork sandwiches topped with slaw, but my children, who never eat coleslaw, absolutely love it on theirs!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Special Request ~ Apron for Ronda

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My sister-in-law and good friend, Ronda, fell off a ladder, landing on their ceramic tile floor. She broke her ankle and leg bone 8 weeks before school began . . . Did I mention, she's a 1st grade teacher?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Photographic Weirdness!

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Funny, I decided to share these beautiful photos before I did research on the name of this particular moth. Turns out she puts fear into the hearts of the superstitious!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

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It's blueberry season here in the U.S. and that means great prices for a wonderful berry full of color and antioxidants, and blueberry muffins!