11/30/09

Heart-warming video!

I'm sure many of you have been touch by cancer in one form or another.  I lost my mother to cancer.  Here is a video that warm your heart.  It was made to bring more attention to breast cancer and to promote the pink gloves.  The money raised from the sell of the pink gloves will pay for women to have mammograms that can't afford it.  I think it's a great idea!

11/24/09

11/22/09

Conservatives vow to continue fight against health bill (OneNewsNow.com)

Conservatives vow to continue fight against health bill (OneNewsNow.com)

Let Freedom Ring!

Freedom...what does it mean to you?  So many have paid the ultimate price for MY freedom and I am forever grateful.  I hope this video touches you as it did me.  Freedom isn't free!

11/21/09

Work And Excercse At The Same Time!

This could be the answer to world peace!  ROFL

11/19/09

How Pumpkin Pies Are Made!

Just in time for the Holidays...the truth about pumpkin pies!  Enjoy...LOL!

11/17/09

Amazing Grace!!!

Hope you have a blessed day!

11/13/09

EcoStore USA Review and Give-away!

In 2007, a team of French scientists published research demonstrating that the two most common childhood cancers – leukemia and lymphoma – are overwhelmingly correlated to prenatal exposure to toxic chemicals used inside the home.

For women, groundbreaking research has also recently provided data to demonstrate a strong correlation between common household chemicals and the dramatic rise in breast and female cancers during the past decades. Regular contact with these chemicals – which are called “hormone disruptors” because they mimic natural estrogens – exposes women to increased risk of developing a female cancer.

Today we are more aware of these facts than a few years ago and are doing what we can to remove as much of the chemicals and preservatives from our lives as we can.

Mothers today are especially more conscious of what they expose their family to.  I've watched my daughter scrutinize everything that her son touches, or consumes, since before he was born.  I've even been taken to task from time to time about what I've given him and things I have in the house.  I don't blame her.  I did the very same thing when she was little except there wasn't as much information out there on products as there is today.

When I was asked by ecostoreusa.com to try some of their products, I jumped at the chance.  Eco Store USA is an extension of a 20 year old New Zealand company www.ecostore.co.nz which makes plant based, non-toxic Household Cleaning, Baby, Personal Care and Pet Products that contain No Nasty Chemicals(tm).  All of their products are made from plant- and mineral-based ingredients, free of toxic chemicals that bring people closer to nature with non-toxic, environmentally safe solutions that also help to reduce their carbon footprint and no animals are used for testing in producing these products.



I decided to try the Lemongrass Soap.  The first thing I noticed was the pleasant light fragrance of lemongrass.  One of the things I've noticed about some of the "Eco" or "natural" soaps...there is no lather!  When I take my bath I want soapy lather and bubbles...lots of bubbles.  The ecostore Lemongrass soap was wonderful.  There was lather and bubbles.  It left a very clean feel and smell to my skin.  They also offer Coconut, Manuka Honey & Kelp and Vanilla Soap.  I can't wait to try the others.  O yes...they have a Baby Soap too.  Mom....you gotta try this.  With no harsh chemicals and no strong fragrance this soap is perfect for people, or babies, with sensitive skin.


Since I am an animal lover I decided to try the Pet Shampoo too.  I own a Corgi named Lilly.  I guess I take Lilly to the groomers about every 2 months and they do a good job, but after using the Pet Shampoo on her at home my husband remarked that her fur looked much better than when she went to the groomers.  I have to admit, her coat did look much healthier than it had in a long time.  Very fluffy and shiney.  As I said before, I like lather and bubbles and the Pet Shampoo had both.  And, because it has no chemicals or soap it's tearless.  That was great because I was always afraid I would get the shampoo in her eyes before.  I would recommend the Pet products to any Pet lover.  They offer Ear Wash, Herbal Fresh Shampoo (that's what I tried), Hypoallergenic Shampoo and Leave-in Conditioner.

Now, you don't have to take my word for it on these great,  "green", eco-friendly products.  You can win a $25 gift card, and free shipping, to try them for yourself.  Here's what you do:

First, go to ecostoreusa.com and sign up for their "No Nasty Chemical Newsletter".  Leave me post to let me know you did it, remember to leave me your email address.  Second, tell me what product/products you are most interested in and leave me a post. Finally, follow them on Twitter @ecostoreusa  and/or FaceBook and leave me another post.  That gives you three chances to win.  This offer ends December 4th so get busy and good luck.

Resources for further reading:

    * www.ChemTrust.org.uk
    * www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
    * www.ReallyNatural.com
    * www.ChemicalsHealthMonitor.org
    * www.Env-Health.org

Rudant, J, F Menegaux, G Leverger, A Baruchel, B Nelken, Y Bertrand, C Patte, H Pacquement, C Vérité, A Robert, G Michel, G Margueritte, V Gandemer, D Hémon and J Clavel. 2007. Household exposure to pesticides and risk of childhood haematopoietic malignancies: the ESCALE study (SFCE). Environmental Health Perspectives 115:1787-1793.

From the Chemicals Health Monitor Project (CHM), retrieved from: www.chemicalhealthmonitor.org.

11/12/09

Freaky Friday!!

OK...Halloween is over but the people down the road haven't figured that out yet. Here is what you see when you go by their house and it's even Freakier at night!!!!


What not to do!

I worked in a warehouse many years ago and saw several forklift accidents but nothing to this degree.

11/11/09

Thank you!

Dear Veteran - Past, Present and Future - THANK YOU! for your sacrifice for me and my family!  You are my Hero and I will forever be grateful.  My father served in WWII and he was a Hero to me as well.

Wordless Wednesday


11/5/09

Remembering!

Today would have been the 80th birthday of my aunt Barbara McMurray.  She was one of hundreds that die from Alzheimer and she was one of the reasons I recently took part in the Alzheimer's Memory Walk. She was, undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful and gracious women (besides my mom) I have ever known.  Not just beautiful on the outside but on the inside as well.  Our families were very close and my fondest memories are of the times we all spent together.  Either at their house, the beach or at grandmothers house.  She was like a second mom to me and my cousins were more like sisters.  Those were good time and good memories.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY Aunt Barbara...I know Jesus has a great party planned!  Wish I could be there!

11/4/09

11/3/09

TUTU Tuesday


11/2/09

MAKE SOMETHING MONDAY


 
These are called "Ear Pops".  They fit over your ears like an ear muff but are easier to work with.

Olive Medley Pinwheels Recipe


Winter Woods Chili Recipe


Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes


 
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