Sunday, January 18

27 Things, not Dresses

Seeing as I am one year older today, I've updated my "26 Things about Me", to "27 Things about Me"

Number 27 ...........{drum roll}

27. I've fallen in love with "Friends".
{and yes I know Chandler is missing from this photo. How could I have forgotten him? He is my favourite!}

Saturday, January 17

Snacks & Crafts

So over the past few days, I've realized what my favourite things in life are....well my favourite things right now....

Snacks & Crafts

Here's a small sampling...

It seems like each day this week I've either been cooking or creating something.

I've made earrings, and a necklace, I've been knitting thrummed mittens, and making southern BBQ. Ive also been shopping for healthy filling snacks. I'm getting a bit bored with grapes, bananna's and yogurt, for my daily snacks.

Saturday, January 10

Konrad the Birthday Boy

Remember my sweet little puppy Konrad?
Well Today He's ONE YEAR OLD.

I am so proud of how far we've come. At first it was a lot of stress having to take care of him ALL ALONE, but it was what I wanted, and didn't give up! As time has gone on, he's grown up a lot, and is improving his behaviors every day.

I used to deal a lot with things like mouthing, jumping and blank stares. Now because I have focused in on being consistent he hardly mouths any more...and only lays teeth on skin very rarely. He doesn't jump except for when he is very scared, or in urgent need of attention. And the blank stares, well they are being replaced by the following of my commands.

Of course he easily caught on to "sit" when I had a heaping bowl of chow in my hand. And "Shake" has never been a problem. He's very friendly. However now we're working on 'stay' and I must say it's the most challenging because it seems his hearts desire is to be near me. He hates being apart from me, and honestly, I like it when he's near too.

I'll post pictures after our 'party' {I've got party hats!} But for today I'll post the recipe for our party food.

Konrad's Birthday Pup-Cakes

2 carrotts-shredded 1 egg
4 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 t. vanilla
2 T honey 1 t each cinnamon, baking powder & nutmeg
2 ripe banana's mashed

Pour these into twelve large muffin tins, and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes. Enjoy!

Monday, January 5

Who Knew!

I have been spending a lot of time at my friend Whitney's home lately and her father has introduced me to Peppermint Oil. I purchased it to ease my work headaches, and have been massaging it into my temples when I feel a headache coming on.

I decided that there must be more usages for the delightful smelling oil, so I searched the internet...and this is a spattering of what I found.
  1. Put 5-6 drops of peppermint oil in the tub or shower before you start the water. The scent revives you and clears your head for a long day.

  2. If you get bad headaches, put a few drops of Peppermint Oil on a cold, wet washcloth and place over your eyes. The cold and smell relaxes your senses. Make sure the oil doesn't get into your eyes.

  3. Add a few drops of Peppermint Oil to white chocolate before you heat the chocolate.

  4. One drop of peppermint oil in a cup of herbal tea helps digestion and has been known to ease heartburn

  5. Buy unscented body cream and add a few drops of peppermint oil. It becomes a wonderful cream to massage with.

  6. Inhale peppermint oil at your lowest point in the day. It will revive your energy.

  7. Place a few drops of peppermint oil on an oil burner and increase the energy in the room.

  8. Drop a bit of peppermint oil in a foot bath with rolling water to aid in relieving tired feet.

  9. Add 2-3 drops of peppermint oil to a dry washcloth. Put the washcloth in the dryer with your clothes.

  10. You can make your own massage oil by adding 4-5 drops of peppermint oil to every 1 oz. of skin approved vegetable oil.