Browsing Archive May, 2010

Are you stressed?

Are you stressed?

Currently, I am not. But I know that it seems like EVERYBODY is stressed or tired or something. Life is tricky- it takes a lot of concentration and energy. Now ideally, we would all move out to the country, grow our own vegetables, ride our bicycles, and become yoga instructors. However I know that ...

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How to slice a mango

Mmmmmmmmmangoes :) Another lovely summer treat. Not just delicious- so good for you too! Did you know they contain: phenols- antioxidants high levels of iron papain - a digestive aid magnesium potassium Yesterday we bought some at the store- 10 for $10. But, have you ever ...

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Delicious summery cupcakes!

Tomorrow is my momma's birthday, so I am making some yummy Margarita Cupcakes to celebrate! I made these last year on her birthday and they turned out well, so we are making them again. You can find the recipe here, on Hostess with the Mostess. They are vegan (although I use butter and milk) and ...

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She sells seashells… – Free Pattern!

I am excited to say that I have my first free downloadable (is that a word?) pattern for you! Now, I know that this shirt is kind of girly...so if you have a boy, you could substitute the seashell for a cute crab or fish. Let's get started! You will need: A plain t-shirt that fits your ...

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Summer Skin Care

Summer Skin Care

Today we are going to discuss skincare strategies for summertime and beach-going. Your skin is your largest organ and it is SO important to take care of it - and to put quality products on it, not products that will clog your pores. Since your skin is the first thing a massage therapist treats, it ...

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Hi ho, hi ho, I cook, I clean, I sew…

Here's what I have done today... Made homemade applesauce: This is so easy and healthy for your family. Since you cook the apples with the skin on, you retain all of the nutrients in the whole apple. Charlotte would eat the whole batch by herself if I would let her. Here is what you will need: ...

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French Press Cozy Tutorial

This Mother's Day I made my momma a French Press Cozy. If you don't know, French Press is the most pure way to make coffee. You boil the water and pour it over the grounds in the press. Then you let it steep for 4 minutes, and then press the grounds to the bottom of the pot. The only problem is ...

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Lavender Part 1:

Lavender Part 1:

I love lavender so much that I have to talk to you about it in two or three parts- Today we are going to talk about the oil itself and what it does. Therapeutic Grade Lavender Essential Oil It is distilled from the French, sweet, or true lavender plant It takes 250 lbs of raw lavender to ...

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Lavender Part 2:

I hope you all have taken the time to go buy some Lavender essential oil, because today we are going to talk about how to use it. I have two categories of uses: health and home. Health: This is how I use Lavender in my family to keep us healthy. It can be used many other ways, these are just ...

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Grandma’s Buttermilk Biscuits

Now, there is nothing too stellar about the recipe itself - it's all in the technique. Ingredients: 5 cups sifted White Lily Flour(this flour is lighter than others and produces fluffier biscuits - you can also use cake flour) 1 T. plus 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 T. salt 1/2 cup, ...

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