Archive for March 2016

Why Focus On Power Foods

Easy Treats to Keep You Healthy

Power Foods

There is a lot of information on the Internet about “Power Foods”.  I wanted to give you a list of those foods I use and have helped me.  I have a sluggish thyroid and what I eat makes a difference in all aspects of my life.

These suggestions are easy, fast and inexpensive.  You can make up packets ahead of time and throw them in your purse or car for a healthy alternative for a sweet craving or snack.  Some are good for breakfast too!

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How to Create Jewelry Cleaner in Minutes

DIY Natural Jewelry Cleaner

Women's jewelry
I have been using this DIY cleaner for the last several years and love it. So far it has worked on all types of jewelry. It is natural and therefore I don’t have to worry about it wreaking havoc on even some of my less expensive pieces.

I have spent more than I want to comment on for jewelry cleaners. As I make a lot of my own jewelry, I have a lot of it. To keep it clean and sanitized takes only a bit of time, but a lot of money for commercial cleaners.

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Why Your Garden Should Include Herbs

Growing Herbs Isn’t Hard

collection of herbs for you design

Find yourself constantly buying dried spices and herbs?  Do you have some on your shelf for years and still not using them? I used to because I purchased the largest jar/bottle I could afford and then used it for only 1 or 2 recipes.

Spices and herbs are extremely expensive, especially if you buy organic.  I know I can’t afford to waste money on these little bits of taste just to let their taste and benefits evaporate in my cupboard.  There is an alternative

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8 Unconventional Ways to Use This Product

Aluminum Foil Strategies

aluminum foil roll

Most every household has Aluminum Foil in their pantry. However did you know there are other uses other than wrapping food for storage?

Here is a short list of ways you can save money by using foil instead of buying commercial products for all these uses.


  • Soften Brown Sugar – Break off a chuck of that hard sugar and wrap it in the foil. Put in your oven at 300 degrees for 5 minutes. It will be soft and ready to use.
  • Roll Warmer – Place a piece of foil under a napkin in a serving basket. It keep the heat in and keeps grease stains from the basket.
  • Increase Battery Life: Wrap them in foil, put them in zipper plastic bag and store in cool, dry place.
  • Sharpen craft scissors: Cut a piece of foil several time to sharpen craft scissors.
  • Charcoal grill – Line the grill with heavy duty aluminum foil. When the fire is out and all is cooled, ball it up and toss in the trash.
  • Freezer – Place a sheet of foil on floor of freezer to keep spills and ice cube trays from sticking. Remember not to cover any vents.
  • Fix a spring –  A broken spring in a battery device can be fixed by folding a small piece of foil and use it to fill the gap.
  • Eliminate Static Cling – Roll up 2 small balls of aluminum foil and throw in dryer when doing sheets or towels. It will help eliminate the static and is great if you have allergies to commercial static cling products.

What ways have you used foil unconventionally around your house?

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Get Fresh With Your Mouth

Why It’s Time to Prioritize Your Mouth

3 colorful toothbrushes

I have sensitive teeth and have always used a name brand toothpaste to help alleviate the cold and hot sensations when eating.

Unfortunately this is expensive, not to mention filled with chemicals. As a thyroid patient, I need to go as natural as possible, and so far it is working for me.

Here are some recipes that are inexpensive and easy to make. The only investment I suggest making is a re-usable toothpaste tube. I got mine from Amazon.   There are a number that you can use. I like GoToob by HumanGear because it is food-safe, easy to fill and is easy to squeeze out.

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March Madness Appetizers

Get Ready For The Game

beef jerky

Around our house, a big game means lots of friends, a big screen TV and appetizers. I like to make things ahead when I can, so beef jerky is a hit!

Here are some easy appetizers for your family and friends to enjoy.


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