Chamomile is good inside and out! It seems to help my daughter sleep more peacefully if we have a cup before bedtime, but I've also used it as a hair rinse, to bring out the highlights, and as a skin soother on my face. Save the used bags in the fridge, use cold on your face, or re-steep in cool water for a hair rinse.
This may sound horrible but as a child my mother's hands were not "Vogue". I saw my mom's hands and saw them as rough and tough. NOTHING AT all like the 1970's Jergens lotion hands. AND from my kid point of view(since around 5 years), the lotion on my mom's dresser and the hands in the commercial were not adding up. She worked around the house, the yard, her job, and family. She just didn't take time to pamper herself unless it could be…Read more
Added by Elizabeth Abilez on November 29, 2010 at 10:55am — No Comments
I just posted a link on my blog (thedelightblog.wordpress.com) to a great site called Local Harvest where you can find a lisiting of all your local farmers markets, farms selling grass fed beef, organic eggs... you name it. I thought the members of this community would be equally… Read more
Added by Cassandra Potier Watkins on November 29, 2010 at 6:04am — No Comments
I never gave much thought to writing a gratitude list until this fall. I thought, "Of course I'm thankful for the things I have in my life." Like it was so obviously apparent, it seemed like a waste of time. However, there is a lot of value in writing a gratitude list. Not only do you spell things out, one by one, and see on actual paper (yes, actual paper), it serves as a reminder to always give back.
This day in age, we rush through life as though we are…Read more
Added by Sandra Diane Simbeck on November 28, 2010 at 10:50pm — No Comments
Try this version of sweet potato casserole:
3 large sweet potatoes, cooked, ot (2 cans of sweet potatoes, unsweetened)
1 12 oz can of pineapple tidbits, undrained
1/4 C half-and-half
Mash potatoes, and stir in cream and pineapple. Stir together and heat over stove, in oven, or in maicrowave till heated through.…Read more
Added by Traci Schauf on November 28, 2010 at 9:29am — No Comments
An entire day of quiet sounds like heaven to me! I actuallyknow a woman who does this once a month. She has explained this to her family, friends and co-workers, and on her designated 'no speak' day she wears a button which reads "Today is my quiet day," to remind others why she's not talking to them.
With a tween in the house, and a college-age daughter who calls several times a day, this looks tough. I can perhaps make it for a few hours…Read more
The list of things for which I am thankful grows longer with each passing year, as I age and learn that it's the tiny things that make the big things worthwhile.
I'm thankful that my best friend, although she is fighting cancer, is still with us.
I'm thankful that my older daughter founda job she loves. That my younger one is an all-around good kid.
That my in-laws,…Read more
Added by Traci Schauf on November 25, 2010 at 8:15pm — No Comments
Added by Elizabeth Abilez on November 25, 2010 at 2:06pm — No Comments
I am Iron Chef in my kitchen. Anyone who has attempted to “help” me with a meal knows they will ultimately be given a menial task to complete. At the table…in another room. I can feel my spidey senses tingle if someone so much as stirs my caramelizing onions. I have my ways with the onion, do not meddle. Yes, I am aware this is a control issue that needs addressing. At least I’ve admitted that.…Read more
Added by Amy Johnson on November 24, 2010 at 11:45am — No Comments
When I signed into Whole Living this morning, bleary-eyed from being awake since 3 a.m., the challenge was nothing but a row of "x"'s. I looked twice just to make sure it wasn't my eye sight. But no, there they were, rows of hugs (or is it kisses?). So I'm going to make up my own version of what I think the challenge is today.
Have your cake and eat it too-as we all scurry about preparing for tomorrow's feasting and excess, desserts…Read more
Added by Daria Valencia on November 24, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments