Thursday, November 19, 2015

North Carolina Here We Come


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We are headed to North Carolina For Thanksgiving!  Can you believe it?  A few more days and it will be Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is such a good holiday but it seems that it is being taken forgranted.  Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks.  Maybe that is something that is being left in the past like a lot of other things; giving thanks.  Just a little rambling there.
We just can't wait to see our daughter and her family.  The grandkids are so cute.  They just love us.  If they knew us better they might not love us as much.  But it just tickles me to death that they think we are special.  They are special to us.
North Carolina is pretty different from where we live.  We live in the lower states.  The cold weather is a break for us.  Huddling around the fireplace is really nice. 
All the people we have met from there are really cordial.  They make us feel at home. 
Are you doing anything special at Thanksgiving this year?  If so, leave a comment and let us know.  Take care.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Plexus Slim Trial

Hello again,
I thought I would share some thoughts on my Plexus Slim experience.  I have been taking it about a month now.  I have not lost weight but to be honest I was just trying the product to see if it would help me feel better and just see what the effects were.  Yesterday I started watching what I eat.  I haven't found a diet plan that goes with it but I found some information that others are using along with this product.

For breakfast you are advised to eat protein.  Then for snacks and at lunch they advise vegetables and protein.  In the evening eat protein, veggies, and a carb.  That is all the information I could find but I am trying to stick with this for a few days and see what happens.

I found most of this information on a blog run by a dietician.  I will try to find it again so I can leave a link to her blog.  She also said that cucumbers are one of the best vegetables to eat.  That and avocadoes.  I don't care for avocadoes but I thought I might could blend them with something else to kill the taste.  I haven't tried it yet.

Even though I haven't lost weight I feel less stressed and my body doesn't hurt as much.  I have more energy but I am hoping to keep improving on that.

If you would like to try the Plexus Slim along with the other supplements you can order them here.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Plexus Slim.  Have you heard of it?  I have started drinking the Plexus Slim drink mix each day.  I don't know if  I have lost weight but I do feel better.  That is a big thing for me.  In fact, that is the main reason I started taking it. 

Now that I am over 60 I feel like I don't have the energy I need to get through the day.  Also, I have problems with my memory and thinking skills.  So, I decided I needed to do something.

I heard some ladies at church talking about the supplements they were taking.  They said they did not want to be without them.  They felt so much better since they have been taking them.  In my mind I was thinking I needed to know what they were taking and where to get these supplements.

One of the ladies came to my home for another reason but I asked her about these supplements they were talking about.  She said they were the best supplements she has ever tried.  Plexus slim drink mix was the main thing to try.  "If you want to start feeling better, if you want to lose weight and increase your energy start taking Plexus Slim first." 

I had to think about it because it is a little expensive for me.  I thought it over and talked it over with my husband for about two weeks.  Finally, I took the plunge and I am so glad I did.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Homemade Christmas Gifts

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Hello my friends,
I hope you are well today.  It is amazing to me that Thanksgiving is almost here.  We have plans to go to our daughter's home to celebrate. 

Thanksgiving and then Christmas.  So soon.  If you are thinking about making gifts for Christmas now is the time to get busy.  Over at Unoriginal Mom I found some inspiration for my gift projects for this season.  I am not craftsy.  But making gifts will fit my budget better than buying them.  After racking my brain I finally remembered what I am able to make.  Jams and jellies are a good match for me.  I love making jams and jellies and I am comfortable doing it.  Also, people like homemade jams and such.

What are some projects you are working on for Christmas gifts?  Leave a comment and share with us.

Be sure to enjoy Thanksgiving this year.  Don't let the hustle and bustle keep you from a peaceful Thanksgiving celebration.

May I pray for all of us this busy season?

Heavenly Father,
Thank you for your love and kindness to us all.  Help us to show kindness and love to others.  Give us peace and a calm spirit this holiday season.  Let your peace permeate our being.

You love us so much.  Help us to keep a handle on our attitudes and words.

In Jesus name,

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Compassion Fills Bare Home with Joy - Gospel for Asia

Compassion Fills Bare Home with Joy - Gospel for Asia

Gospel for Asia is a Christian ministry that gives all its donations to those in need.

Veterans Day

My hat goes off to all our veterans.  They have made unbelievable sacrifices.  Their lives have been changed forever after what they suffered and went through.  Some of it so terrible that our brave veterans can't even talk about it.

May God bless you all.  Thank you for all you have given for our country.

I would like to pray for each one of our veterans.  Their families also have been through so much. 

Father God,
You know what our brave men and women have suffered.  You know what they are still suffering.  I ask your blessing on each one of them.  I ask you to touch suffering hearts and hurting bodies.  Please supply each one with the determination to keep going.  For those that need help either physically or mentally or spiritually I ask that you reach down from heaven and touch them and give them what they need dear Lord.

I ask that the families of our fallen men and women be comforted.  Help them to be at peace.  Give them people in their lives that will understand and help them.

For the families of our veterans that are still here with us I ask that you bless them.  Help there be understanding and peace in their families.

In Jesus name I pray

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tips For Cutting and Chopping In The Kitchen

Tips for using a knife in the kitchen.  If you have ever had a lot of chopping and cutting to do to get ready for a delicious meal, you know how important this is.

Always keep in mind that safety is so important when using a knife.  It is so easy to get in a hurry and cut your finger.  I know from experience.  I have done it more than once. 

This shows a good way to cut an apple that saves you time and makes it easier and faster.  It also is a safe way to preserve your fingertips.

Hope you enjoyed this short video.  Did you like it and learn something?  Leave me a comment.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The keys To Becoming A Good Cook


Do you want to learn how to become a good cook?  Well I am here to tell you that you can do it!  Don't get discouraged if you have never learned to cook.  I have three tips for you. 
1.  Take the time to think through your cooking projects.  This will help tremendously.  You may say that you don't have the time to do that.  You are rushed off your feet.  I completely understand.  Look for an extra 5 minutes on your lunch break or before you go to bed at night.  Or maybe you are a morning person.  Morning might be best for you.  Pick a time and just do it.
2.  Find Simple Recipes and use them over and over.  After you have gotten these recipes down pat and you feel comfortable with them you can try another one.  Or you can change the same recipe up a little. 
3.  Measure correctly.  You don't have to own fancy measuring utensils.  You don't have to have a lot of them.  Just get the basics.  A set of measuring cups or one large measuring cup that will measure different amounts.  Whatever you have the money for and prefer to use.  Measuring spoons are helpful but not absolutely necessary.  Growing up my Mom used a teaspoon and a tablespoon from our silverware.  All her dishes were so good!  I think partly because of the love she added to them.
4.  Keep your cupboard stocked with the basic supplies you need.  This will save you time and headaches.  I know this from experience.  For me that would be salt, pepper, garlic, and cinnamon.  Sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder and yeast.  Rice, pasta, oatmeal and canned veggies.  Also, eggs, butter, cheese and oil.
5.  Start early and don't rush.  Your meals will be easier to make, and taste better.  You will feel less stressed.
I hope these tips help.  I will be posting some recipes and more tips on cooking and not just surviving but actually enjoying your time in the kitchen.