Friday, September 7, 2012

Emily's bliss, and an Autumn kiss! { Friday's favorite pin! }


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"every leaf speaks BLISS to me,
fluttering from an AUTUMN tree."
                        ~Emily Bronte  



at 5 pm last evening, i was officially released from my two week jury duty.
it's a tough world out there. we are blessed to have our safe little home
and a world of  love and emotional support around us. 
may God bless everyone that works in our criminal justice system. 
...prayers for the victims of crime and for those... who hopefully, one day,
will stop making poor choices. 

 i will be catching up with my blog visiting and responses to those of you
that have been so kind to visit and leave a comment!

muwahh! 

withLove.



Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Autumn notes... i'm feeling my fashion transition...

the late Summer sunflowers

are so beautiful with


cool greens, deep blues, and black.



soon i will be adding...



...a  perfect measure of warm pumpkin spice.

withLove.

Monday, September 3, 2012

a healthy reminder {week eight} ...i've got a lovely bunch of coconuts...

so what's all this buzz about coconut oil?

 i have my precious daughter, Chrislyn to thank for introducing me to
coconut oil. one morning we were chatting on the phone,
and she said,  "Mom, i made the best granola using coconut oil."
 her focus on healthy eating  has elevated to a new height, as she introduces
Holland Grace to her first foods.
i have also noticed the buzz on facebook within the new mother circuit!

on my next trip to the grocery store i sought a jar of coconut oil.

. my first impression was...

...WHOA! NINE DOLLARS FOR A JAR OF OIL?

well...ok.

i placed the jar in my cart.




i took my  $9.00 bottle of coconut oil home, set it on the kitchen counter,
and grabbed my laptop. i found this link.

WHEW! i was immediately encouraged about my purchase!

my next thought was...how could i have lived this long and  NOT  known
about  the health benefits  and  the uses  for this amazing product!

if you should decide to purchase a jar...
...open, and stir with a spoon.
it smells divine.
touch the spoon with the tip of your finger and run the oil across  your lips.
take the rest of  what's left on the spoon and use it for your hands and cuticles.
ohhhh...my...goodness!  



coconut oil is the new base for my homemade sugar body scrub.
i am a big believer in using what i have around the house. so i keep it basic.
( this blend does not have to be refrigerated )
1 cup coconut oil
1/ 2 cup sugar.
( for this batch, i used brown sugar)
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil.




this equation is a perfect fit for my sweet little Bonne Maman jar.

if i wish to "kick it up a notch" i will remove a tablespoon of the mixture and
grate some orange, lemon, or lime peel.  grated ginger root can be a nice
addition,  if you should have some in the house. it's an natural anti inflammatory.


i have pinned some more detailed scrub recipes and a few granola recipes
 on my "a healthy reminder" board here.

withLove.