Saturday, October 21, 2017

I feel like an old hippy

A few years ago, I was suffering from severe sinus issues.  The headaches were awful, many turning into migraines.  I was going through my months perscription in 2 weeks.  I was miserable.   As I tutored a friends granddaughter she shared a small container of something she had mixed up.  Since I had a corner on the vics vapor rub, and it smelled similar I figured why not.  I was amazed how much relief I got.  I could use it as often as i needed with no side effects.  She shared more of her "potions" and I was hooked.
I ordered the expensive kit and was so excited when it came in.  Unfortunately, the excitement passed as I realized I had no idea what to do with all the cute little bottles.  Being the skeptic that I am I soon decided that I could get the same stuff for a lot less cost.  So I did what anyone did, I bought online or at the health store.  The scents were very similar so I was happy and still had money in my pocket.  Until, I did some reading about oils and learned the hazards of them along with benefits.  I talked to alot of "oilers" and collected lots of info.  Then it happened, I started getting bad headaches and the cheaper oils were no help.  The final straw was when my DH came in and asked if I was painting. "of course not".  "Well, it smells like turpentine in here"  that was it.  I started eliminating some of the cheaper oils.  and eventually forgot about using them all together.  
There came a day at school, as a teacher, I was having some serious stress issues and my students were out of control.  My first "oily" friend came to my rescue and I have been hooked with great results.  
I hope you follow me as I learn more about essential oils and continue my journey to a healthier me.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

homemade soap

Well, I did it.  I've been wanting to do this for over 20 years, but the idea of working with lye scared me off everytime.  I know me well enough to know how haphazard I can get when tackling a serious task.  But here it is, lye and all.  I can't believe how easy it was and now I can't believe I waited so long.  Have you ever been scared to do something you REALLY wanted to, but fear stopped you?  Don't let fear win!!!  You will regret the time you wasted.  So go for it, whatever it is. You'll be glad you did.  Now how's that for a bunch of old cliche's.  JUST KNOW IT'S TRUE!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Do you have a Brocante Home?

I have the most pleasant, vintagey blog/site.  Allison May has created a sanctuary on the internet.  I found her through her books on Amazon and from there found her page. Go check her out and enjoy a puttery treat, Brocante Home .

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I Don't have the Heart

On our little corner of the world we have turkeys.  Yes, real turkeys.  The tom is the pretty one with the fluffy tail.  Isn't he grand?  When we got them I swore they would save us from buying one everyone year.  Was I wrong.  I feel like the characters in some of our classroom stories as I watch them gobble around while their store bought cousin bastes merrily in the oven.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

catching up

It's another gloomy weekend in Central Louisiana so I guess I should try to get caught up on a few things.  School has kept me pretty busy so I have run low on cleaners, so I got the supplies I need to make my stash of homemade cleaners.  It's economical, environmentally friendly and don't smell bad.  Do you make your own or buy it?  If you make your own I would love to knwo what you do!!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

One thing I Love about this Weather

One of my FAVORITE things is hanging bedclothes on the line.  They feel and smell so good when you climb under them.  Do you hang yours out?  

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Tupperware has Come a Long Way

I went to my first ever Tupperware tonight.  It was the Launch Party for a friend.  It was more fun than I expected, very informal and comfortable.  If you're interested, come visit her page and help out a single Mom. Click Tupperware to visit.