Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Essential oils gift body butter

Body Butter  yummy moisturizer for your skin. All natural. 

 Whipped and dreamy combination
Almost ready!

Set and ready to whip
Melted then cooled

Roll out the Welcome

In the small town of Hubbard, Texas we were looking for ways to encourage growth.
After a couple of meetings with the EDC, different committees brainstormed ways to  make a difference. The small group I was in became the Welcome Committee. We decided to make gift
Baskets that would share information with new residents. The first year we made a dozen
Or so and then went back to fine tune the idea once those were given out. This is the result of
Making the most of our resources to help new residents connect.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Essential oils

 I have been diffusing essential oils for a couple of months now. It has made a great deal of difference in the way I feel and the way I sleep. Essential oils by Young living oils are  pure therapeutic grade.  I enjoy the lavender lemon and peppermint out at night for a restful sleep.  So far I have experimented with carrier oils making natural body butter moisturizers with some success using coconut oil as the main ingredient. I guess it is safe to say I'm a believer.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

So much has changed since 2011,
Where to begin. First, I got a long arm quilting machine, after making 12 quilts and gifting them, I sold that and have been doing less sewing and more reading
A new residence a new town and new friends have been a Godsend. I focused on the things I can do something about, and  leave the rest up to the Creator. It has been a time of growth and some grief. The loss of a marriage and a home, has grown into a new home and life of depending on God for literally every good thing that has blessed me. The loss of a relative (sister) not through death but misunderstanding. The loss of relationship of her choosing makes it no less hurtful. This too shall pass.
Lots of forgiveness has been given, and the most important one I forgave was myself. For not always getting it right. Hard as I tried some decisions were better than others.  Isn't that the way it is for most of us?
Going on three years here in the new place, downsized and still keeping on. Some of the best things in life are the times you spend with family. Made several trips to see the grandchildren, and grown son and daughter, made lots of memories.
Looking forward to more road trips, and campfires with my extended family of Sisters and lots of happy new memories. Hope to see you on the road sometime or at a campout!
Peace and Love!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Natural foods and drying/dehydration

As of this year I have a new found facination with dried foods. So as of today my new dehydrator arrived and I unpacked and quickly loaded it with banana chips and fresh pineapple.  2 hours to go until they will be ready. (hopefully anyway). So here it is, w/5 of the 8 trays. I chose the Nesco Gardenmaster because of its powerful 1000 watt motor and larger size. the temp is adjustable, and it comes with many extras including a recipie book and Drying Foods book. More later.  It occured to me I had neglected my blog until today, so... back on track. thanks Mary L for the reminder.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Vintage Photo gift pillow

Several years ago, my daughter, the one that adores photography, gave me a very special gift. I treasure this because it is one of the earliest pictures I have with my mother.  My daughter made this into a keepsake pillow for me, and today, I felt like taking it out and treasuring it and taking my own picture of it to share. So easy I love the way this is done.  Take your own favorite picture, print it out in reverse on transfer paper, Iron it on, and create your own.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Baby Opossum surprised me!

As I was walking out the back door, imagine my surprise when this little critter looked up at me, glad I turned on the porch light! I stomped my feet to scare it away, it went in the bushes, shrubs.  Not sure who was more surprised it or me!  I was going out to take a picture of the pattern cases I have been organizing, so I had the camera with me.  What luck, I caught a couple pictures of it.  But here is the recent pattern cases I got from my sweet mother in law.