Wednesday, October 26, 2011

my Hair loss Solution!

I have very thin hair.  I loose lots of hair every time I wash, or comb my hair.  Lately,  I have been loosing ton, hand fulls of hair!  My no means do I want to be bald by the time I am forty....   I began looking into a natural remedy for all of this hair loss that would not cost me a fortune.
I found a hair "wash" and hair "conditioner" recipe that I decided to try.  I have been using it for over two weeks now.  Let me tell you.... I have minimum hair loss!  I was so happy with the outcome that I told my husband about it.... he said "Good, You can save me more money!"

Would you like to know what I am using to wash my hair?   A Baking Soda / water mix !
I am using a mix of Vinegar and water with essential oils for the conditioner.

I am not crazy!  This stuff works... it cleanses my hair and makes it super soft.

Here's the Recipe I am using:

Shampoo: 1 part aluminum free baking soda + 3 parts water Mix well in a convenient bottle and use this to shampoo your hair. Focusing mostly on your scalp and leaving it set for several minutes before rinsing.

Conditioner: 1 part organic white vinegar + 4 parts water, you may also add essential oils for fragrance ( I used lavender), one woman puts vanilla and a cinnamon stick in hers. Mix in a convenient bottle and use for conditioner, massaging into scalp and hair and then rinsing after a minute or so. 

Hey If you are having hair loss, give this a try.... You might be surprised at the outcome.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Peanut Butter Cups

 I love searching the internet for great recipes.   I found a peanut butter cup at Joy of Baking.   I asked Kalyn  if she wanted to help me make some.

She jumped at the chance to get in the kitchen and get her baking on!

All you need to get started is:

  • peanut butter
  • powder sugar
  • butter
  • shortening
  • milk chocolate chips
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • paper liners for mini- muffin cups

I had Kalyn  line the min-muffin pans.    These things were so simple to make! It takes no time at all.....

Here's the recipe:

Peanut Butter Cups:

1/2 cup (125 grams) creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (55 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar
Chocolate Coating
1 cup semi sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup  milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon (10 grams) shortening

Line 36 miniature muffin cups with paper liners.

Place the peanut butter,unsalted butter, and salt in a microwaveable bowl, and heat in the microwave for about one minute or just until soft, but not melted (check and stir the ingredients every 20 seconds). Stir in the confectioners sugar.
Melt the chocolates and shortening in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water.
Drop a teaspoon of the melted chocolate into each of the paper lined miniature muffin cups. Top with a scant teaspoon of peanut butter mixture. Then top with another teaspoon of melted chocolate.  Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Makes about 36 peanut butter cups.

These things are sinfully good!  So enjoy!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Lazy day......

After a busy weekend, today has been a lazy day.  A light day of school work, we relaxed!
Lazy day, but only for one day!
Tomorrow school is back to normal........

Friday, October 21, 2011

Knit with Love: Stories to warm a Knitter's Heart

The rhythm of knitting brings peace and joy to life. Knitters love to share stories, skills, and even their stashes of elegant yarn. And they love finding new outlets for their talents.
Knitting can't feed the hungry, fight crime, or stop global warming. But a hand-knit sweater warms a cold child. A cozy scarf eases a homeless night. A tiny hat comforts a new baby's head. A lovely prayer shawl wraps a worried patient in peace.
Through inspiring stories and gentle encouragement, Knit with Love reveals the many ways you can, with your own two hands, bring joy and comfort to those around you. 

Knitting and crocheting has always been a stress relief  for me.  Just sitting  with a needle and some yarn.... sounds like a wonderful way to spend  the afternoon.   The stories in Knit with Love, are very inspiring and heart warming.  I love that these are not only stories,  but stories that bring a life lesson.  You will find that not only are there great stories, but also great resources.  

Now that I've read all of this inspiration.... I'm getting my needles out and getting busy!

“Available October 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Look Back on this 1st Quater

 We have successfully completed the first quarter!
I am so proud of my girls.
They have worked hard and it shows.

Looking back, I thought that teaching a high schooler would be easy.   NOT!

I have struggled and struggled to find the right curricula just for her.  I thought I did... well Math has me stressed to the max.  
After struggling, and struggling, and struggling (yes, that much!)  I finally decided that it was time to start all over! Yes, that's right, We have started all over at the beginning of her math book, after nine weeks of struggling.

 If you have homeschooled for any amount of time, you will know that sometimes our children get stuck on a subject and then just can't seem to get over that "hump".
 Hopefully, with us starting from the beginning, she will be able to move past that "hump" and on her way!

My 5th grader has improved her math skills.  She struggled with multiplying and dividing simple equations. .... after weeks of drill, drill, drill... she is well on her way!

Way to go girls! I am so proud of all the hard work that you have put forward this quarter! Keep it up!

Book Review: A Necessary Deciption

When young widow Lydia Gale helps a French prisoner obtain parole, she never dreams she will see him again. But just as the London Season gets under way, the man presents himself in her parlor. While she should be focused on getting her headstrong younger sister prepared for her entrée into Society, Lady Gale finds herself preoccupied with the mysterious Frenchman. Is he a spy or a suitor? Can she trust him? Or is she putting herself and her family in danger?
Discover a world of elegance and intrigue, balls and masquerades as Laurie Alice Eakes whisks you into the drawing rooms of London Society on this exciting quest to let the past stay in the past--and let love guide the future.

What can I say about this book?    I loved it!  NO surprise there.  As you know, I am somewhat of a book worm.  I love just about any story.... but this one, what can I say... Lydia Gale saves a French prisoner, then he saves her life........ what more can happen?  Lydia is threatened! Christien tries to find out who it is...

Laurie Alice Eakes knows how to keep a reader on their toes!  I just could not put the book down.... I wanted to know who was the "Bad guy".   I was shocked when I found out!  (Don't even ask me!  You know I can't give the end away!)    I will say the chemistry between Lydia and Christien are something....

This is the first book in The Daughters of Bainbridge house.   Lydia has two other sisters, Cassandra and Honore.   I wonder who the next novel will be about.... I can't wait to find out!

“Available October 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fall is in the Air!

The weather has been so nice this week in south Tx.  It makes me feel as if fall is in the air.  So to celebrate, I have changed my background.  How do you like the new look?  

Now, I think I will get out my fall recipes and make me some pumpkin rolls, pumpkin bread, and what ever else pumpkin I can find!

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Scripture of the Month

1 Thessalonians 5:24
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

He is faithful to do all He has promised in his Word. I'm so glad that he is faithful to meet our needs and to give us our wants. There is no one Greater than OUR LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!
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