Sunday, September 26, 2010


As you know September is National Sewing Month (see previous post for more info). Here are pictures of my finished project....Curtains for my 2 grandsons bedroom. I made 4 pair of curtains out of blue & white striped ticking fabric, dark blue denim, red yarn trim, recycled buckles from overalls that I collected from family and friends (Thank you, Thank you), large buttons and stars for a little added color. Please feel free to leave comments and you still have time to email me pictures of your project.


Thursday, September 23, 2010


This is a hand-made Snack Pack made by Sheila Pierson. Such a great way to recycle. It is made from a pair of child's size denim shorts and it holds all kinds of great snacks and hand-made gifts. You can see more of Sheila's great craft ideas at Thank you Sheila for submitting this great idea!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


September Is National Sewing Month
Began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month to our nation. Check out this site....... for more information.

Photo taken and posted by Linda 9-15-2010
Get out your sewing machines & lets get crafty! September is the time to celebrate our creativity and passion for sewing, whether it be by hand or machine. If you have a project you are working on or have completed, email me a photo of it and a small description and I will post it to my blog. Come on lets show off our creativity and give other crafters some great ideas.
I have been working on curtains for my grandsons bedroom, using both machine and some hand work. I am making them out of dark blue denim and striped ticking fabric with loops on top attached with buttons and recycled buckles from overalls. The hand work is red yarn connecting the two fabrics together and decorative stitching up the sides to trim them out and give a little color. I will post a picture of them once I have completed them. 

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Get Your Vitamin C and More!

Emergen-C Is A Great Product!
The cold and flu season is just around the corner, actually some of us are already having allergy problems with the changing of the weather every few days. As I have already posted about Pure Raw Honey and how it helps with allergies, you can also buy a product called Emergen-C, you can buy this at different stores and pharmacies. They have different varieties and flavors. They really work! I have been taking the Emergen-C for Joint Health, formulated with 500 mg Glucosamine HCI, 400 mg Chondroitin Sulfate and 1,000 mg Vitamin C. The box comes with 30 packets (1 month supply) for about 3 months now.  All you have to do is mix 1 packet with 8 oz. of cold water and stir, I have the Tangerine flavor, which is very tasty. It also has lots of other vitamins and minerals that we need to keep us healthy. If you do not need the one for your joints, there are others available, check your favorite store or pharmacy or you can check on line where to purchase. I can not believe how it has helped my joints and my nails, yes my fingernails. I have never been able to grow nails but now I have nails that I can polish and actually look good! I think I will make an appointment and get a REAL manicure done, oh boy I can't wait! 
Photo taken & posted by Linda 9-14-2010

Friday, September 10, 2010



Honey offers a great deal of Health Benefits such as antioxidants, powerful healing products and aids digestive problems. Our family mixes Honey with a cup of hot water and fresh lemon juice for sore throat issues and congestion. You can add Honey to suit your taste but it usually only takes about 1 tbsp. The grandkids call it "Bear Juice" because of the little bear container you buy at the store. The "Best Choice" of Honey is the Pure (non-filtered) Raw Honey from your local area.

There are several Bible scriptures relating to Honey, here are a few:
Proverbs 16:24  Kind words are like honey-sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 24:13  My child, eat honey, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to the taste.
Proverbs 25:16  Do you like honey? Don't eat too much of it, or it will make you sick! (remember honey is pure sugar, even though it is good for us, you have to set some limits on how much you eat).
Proverbs 25:27  Just as it is not good to eat too much honey, it is not good for people to think about all the honors they deserve.

NATIONAL  HONEY BOARD.....began in mid 1980's.....a federal research & promotion board under USDA oversight that conducts research, marketing & promotion programs to help maintain & expand markets for honey and honey products. You can check their sight for all kinds of information about Honey at

Photo taken & posted by Linda 9-10-2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


A Great Use For Baking Soda!

A couple of months ago I was having trouble getting the hair spray build up out of my hair, my regular shampoo was not doing the trick. So what did I do, I went and purchased a Clarifying Shampoo and guess what, it did not  solve the problem either, even though its a great shampoo. So I got to thinking  about something natural I could use and that is how I came up with the idea of using Baking Soda. You may think is is crazy but it works and you only need to use it about once a month.  I mix about 1 tbsp of baking soda to about 1 tbsp of shampoo, any shampoo, in a cup. Stir to mix up til smooth, pour on wet hair and massage shampoo mixture into hair as you normally do. Now, rinse well and always use a conditioner afterward, this will keep hair from drying out. REMEMBER, only do this ONCE a month if needed.
Photo taken and posted by Linda 09-07-2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

FALL IS IN THE AIR......Christmas Is Just Around The Corner!


I welcome FALL with open arms, the air is great and it energizes me. I love to open up the windows and feel the nice fresh cool crisp air. I watch the leaves turn their beautiful orange, yellow and red colors. WOW....God is the GREATEST painter of all!


ONLY 109 SHOPPING DAYS LEFT.......Who's counting?  More on Christmas later......Lets just enjoy the season upon us now!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Alternative Coffee Creamer

Powdered Milk  

Just recently I switched from regular coffee creamer to powdered milk, took me a couple of days to get used to it, I will never go back.  After a few days I adjusted the amount that I was using, actually it only takes a small amount (2 tsp) to a cup of coffee to suit my taste. I hung in there because of the Health Factors.....there is NO Trans Fat!  I wish I could drink it black, can't do it, I have tried. I usually drink 1 cup in the mornings and sometimes I will drink 1/2 cup in the afternoon. I feel so much better about the change because I know that the powdered milk is Fortified with Vitamins A&D and it has Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus and Riboflavin and most important it has NO Trans Fat.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cream Cheese Lovers!

My "Best Choice" of Cream Cheese!

I love my cream cheese, really I do, that is why I switched to Weight Watchers Cream Cheese Spread. You can now buy it in most stores. As you can see I buy the Reduced Fat Whipped Cream Cheese Spread and it is 25% less fat than the regular Whipped Cream Cheese. By the way if you are doing the WW diet it only counts as 1 point for a whopping 2 Tbsp. which is a serving. I use it for the base on MY side of the Homemade pizza we have on the weekend and I also love cream cheese in mashed potatoes. So if you love cream cheese like I do this might be the "Best Choice" for you also. If you have any suggestions using cream cheese please share it by posting it in the comment section at the bottom of this posting.
This pic was taken and posted by me (Linda) on 09-03-2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Best Eggs to Eat!

Fresh Country Farm Eggs!

Now is a good time to start buying fresh country farm eggs. Try to find a local farmer in your area or local farmers market to buy from.  When you get them home wash them real good before putting in the refrigerator.















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