My youngest daughter was recently married in Marco Island, Florida! When it came time to celebrate her Bridal Shower the prior month we knew it had to have a beach theme! We had so much fun planning and then decorating for this very special occasion! A great time was had by all.
Our journey through the chakras now takes us to the first of the higher centers, the throat chakra, associated with self expression, responsible communication, speaking our truth and emotions without diminishing another, sound, hearing and mindful listening.
Our journey continues with the heart chakra, our warm and spiritual center, where we are able to compassionately and unconditionally love others and develop a true sense of self acceptance.
Our journey continues with the Solar Plexus Chakra. The third of our seven major energy centers is about having a strong sense of self, courage, creativity and self worth.
Chakras are our metaphysical energy centers that, when balanced, help us to maintain optimal mental, emotional and physical health. The Sacral Chakra is the second of the seven major chakras.
Yellow squash combined with onions, Parmesan cheese, bread cubes, half and half, and spices makes a delicious vegetarian casserole! Serve as a meal or a side dish.
Chakras are the metaphysical energy centers. When balanced, they help us to maintain optimal mental, emotional, and physical health. The root chakra is the first of the seven major chakras.
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique for relaxation and stress reduction that promotes healing of the body, mind, and spirit. Reiki has been around for centuries.
Blend fresh basil with olive oil, garlic, pignoli nuts, and parmesan cheese to make a delicious and nutritious basil pesto sauce.
Polenta is boiled cornmeal. It can be porridge, substituted for mashed potatoes, or be sliced, diced, fried, baked, or broiled! This recipe uses polenta in a veggie stir-fry.
My granddaughter just had her 2nd birthday! This year's dress-up theme was "Disney Characters." I decided to be Toodles from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Here is how I made my costume.
Bell peppers stuffed with meatless crumbles sautéed with garlic, onions, mushrooms, and spices, then mixed with black and wild rice and topped with red pepper and tomato soup and Parmesan cheese.
Step by step directions for making the Diaper Cakes I recently created for my Daughter's Baby Shower and Daddy's Diaper Party
Potato Skins made with Potato Slices loaded with Cheese, Bacon and Scallions. Serve with Sour Cream. Potato Skin Slices-a Finger Food that is easy to eat and Delicious!
Creamy Tortellini Soup combines Italian Sausage, Cheese Tortellini, Veggies, Spices and a Creamy base that is sure to please your palate. This delicious and chunky soup is a meal in itself
Spinach Artichoke Dip is a delicious and easy to prepare appetizer that is enjoyed by all! Dip Tortilla Chips, Breadsticks or Pita triangles or serve in a loaf of scooped out Hawaiian Bread.
Home Made Pizza is easy and fun to make! White Pizza is delicious made with Alfredo Sauce but you can substitute tomato sauce and any ingredients you want to make it just the way you like it.
Joint pain is a very common health issue that affects the quality of life of millions of people around the world. Whereas medication will treat the symptoms there are supplements that can decrease inflammation and pain and improve joint health.
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese made with Neufchatal Cheese and Chicken Broth is lower in fat and calories. Easy to make and delicious.
We have to understand the basics of how our bodies produce brain chemicals from a combination of nutrients we consume. Nutritional deficiencies can have a profound influence on the brain and mood.
Winter weather brings shorter days and colder weather. Many people complain about a lack of energy and negative mood changes.For some people these negative feelings manifest themselves in a more serious way and it's called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD
"The Twelve Days of Christmas" has become a mini-musical production that our family puts on every Christmas Eve. When all the beaks, feathers and other costume parts are in place and the props are in hand, we begin. Oh, what fun we have!
What do you do with small glass candle holders when the candle is gone and they are too small for a tea light or a votive candle? I decided to see if I could make new candles!
Christmas Tree Boughs make beautiful and fragrant tabletop decorations. Add Pinecones, Ornaments, Holly Berries, Cinnamon Sticks, Potpourri or anything shiny and festive you find at a craft store to create an awesome Christmas Centerpiece!
Chocolate and Pumpkin may not sound like flavors that compliment one another but I do believe your palate will be pleasantly surprised! Chocolate Pumpkin Pie with a Sour Cream Topping that is decadent and delightful!
Sweet Potatoe Casserole is a tasty tradition that we look forward to as the Holiday Season approaches.This is not your traditional casserole with marshmallows on top. How about Pecan and Brown Sugar Topping?
There aren't any hard and fast rules for Holiday Tipping. Thankfully there are tipping guidelines and other factors that should be taken into consideration when deciding who should be rewarded and how to show your appreciation in an appropriate manner.
Baked Pumpkin Seeds are so tasty! Enjoy them in delicious Fall recipes. They also have many health benefits.
Stuffed Green Peppers are another one of those family favorites. Your whole meal is scooped into a Green Pepper cup and baked for 30 minutes. Not only is it easy to prepare but it's also easy to serve and tastes delicious!
Head Lice or Pediculosis Capitis affect millions of children yearly worldwide. Although Head Lice are not harmful, they are highly contagious and quite a creepy-crawly nuisance!
You are going to get your Lipid Panel. This includes includes Total Cholesterol, HDL and LDL and Triglycerides levels. The results will give you an indication of your risk for Heart Disease.It is important to understand your numbers.
Chicken Lettuce Wraps are so easy to make! Ground chicken marinated with diced vegetables and spices then mixed with brown rice make it a healthy, tasty appetizer that leaves room for the main course.
Halloween can be part of a fun learning experience! I made this Halloween book when my first two kids were toddlers and "The Wheels On The Bus" was one of our favorite pre-school songs.
Does a rubber oil pan drain plug work. Not really. The self threading piggy back oil pan drain plug cold welded in place is the answer!
Knowing when to tip and how much is appropriate can be quite baffling. Some answers to tipping etiquette can be found here.
Pepper Steak is prepared using round steak. Add Green Peppers,Tomatoes and other favorite vegetables to this stir fry dish.
My sister gave me a gorgeous potted tuberous Begonia that thrived and bloomed all summer. My goal is to keep this "annual" flower safely stored for the Winter and restart it in the Spring.
Butterfly Pork Chops have little fat to trim off and are so tender. Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy is a very simple recipe that I have been making for years. Few ingredients are needed, it's easy to throw together at the end of a busy day and it cooks pretty fast.
Coconut Shrimp is delicious as an appetizer or a main dish. Orange Marmalade Sauce is a great accompaniment and adds so much flavor.
Feta Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Beef and Lamb Burgers have a Mediterranean flavor that is irresistible! Step by step directions with pictures.
Tacos are delicious and so easy to prepare using ground Beef and a variety of fillings. Guacamole made with Avocados, Tomatoes, Cilantro and Lime Juice is a great accompaniment!
Freecycle is a nonprofit network that was started in Tucson, Arizona in 2003. In keeping with their mission, Freecycle prevents over 800 tons of "gifted" items from ending up in the trash and the landfills daily.
Flank Steak is a great cut of beef. Because it is tougher than other beef cuts it tastes especially good marinated! Flank steak is delicious when cooked on the grill.
Are your aluminum mini blinds way too long? Do they have creased or broken slats? Well, if you have the time and would rather not spend the money to replace them or have someone come in and fix them you can do it yourself.
Chicken Stir Fry is a wonderful way to combine your meat and veggies into one main dish. Tender chicken, spices and colorful vegetables add up to an easy and delicious dinner!
Ribs are delicious on the grill.My recent discovery of rubs has made them even better!
Painting the exterior of a two story house can be quite a daunting project. We rented a boom lift for the upper story. It was the best way to get at the high peaks and those areas where it would be difficult to negotiate the pitch of the roof.
Life certainly has its up and downs. We battle stress, anxiety and bouts of depression. Try some easy and natural ways to improve your mood, increase your energy and reduce stress and anxiety.
Barbecued Ribs are delicious when grilled outdoors or slow cooked in the oven. Use a dry rub you create or try Famous Dave's Rib Rub before you cook them and they burst with flavor!
The Red Winged Black Bird looks harmless but looks can be deceiving! They are attacking city workers and pedestrians walking down Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Homemade Meat Sauce is easy to make! Lean Ground Beef, Olive Oil, Tomatoes and Spices. It smells so good while it's simmering. Here are step by step directions.
Steamed cod is tender, juicy and delicious. Serve with Green Beans topped with Almonds.
Pot Stickers, also known as Chinese Dumplings, are always a great appetizer choice. Pot Stickers can be prepared and cooked ahead of time and frozen.
So many people in Network Marketing were creating personal wealth and enjoying a life style I wanted so badly. All I had to do was invest some money, listen carefully to my sponsor and follow the plan set before me.
Network Marketing can be a profitable way to make money. When I look back on my experience I can see the many costly mistakes I made.
Meatloaf isn't boring anymore! It can actually be delicious when you get a little inventive and add a few tasty, even healthy ingredients.
Stuffed Artichokes have become a family favorite. It's a great appetizer. Step by step directions with pictures
This journey to home improvement has been long and somewhat costly but very enlightening. When it was suggested that I update my kitchen by replacing my existing formica counter top I was not quite sure where to start.
Once the Jalapeno Peppers are cleaned-membranes and seeds removed-even people who don't especially like "hot" food really enjoy these. Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers are easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time.
My Grandmother made the best Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, also known as Krautnagels. Step by step directions with pics.