Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I wanted to show you this tea. It's divine. No really... it is. The name, I'll admit, sounds revolting in almost every way. However... It is delicious! Of all the Yogi teas I've tasted (although I've not tasted them all) I haven't tasted one I don't like. And this is the one I'm currently infatuated with. I've had a cold the last couple days so I've been drinking lots of this tea! I think it's helping! -well, that and all the vitamins I've been taking and of course, my Concoction. =]This is what the box used to look like. (I like the old boxes better.) =] We get it at Whole Foods but I'm sure they sell it other places too. I love it that it's 100% Natural and that it has lots of good stuff in it. Plus, even though it's Green tea, it's herbal. Cool, eh? (Still, not quite sure how that works...) It is not a bitter tea at all, which is great. I like to drink it with a little bit of honey to sweeten it and sometimes when I'm in need of a little extra warmth and want to kick my cold in the pants, (not sure what that really meant...) I put a little tiny bit of cayenne in it. Warms you right through!
Anyway... I hope everyone is doing great! Happy Autumn! I love this time of year.. And I mean to enjoy it to the fullest! I hope everyone will do the same.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Remedies for colds

I thought I'd post these recipes in a separate post because the last one was so long. =]
So in case you didn't already see these, here are my favorite recipes to fight colds and sore throats. =]

Marguerite's Concoction of Delight
This is something I make when I get or feel like I'm going to get a cold.

Place in the blender:
1/2 cup frozen berries or fruit
1 cup rice milk
1 Tblsp. flax seed meal
1 Tblsp. honey
dash of cinnamon
pinch of cayenne
pinch of vitamin C powder (or whatever dosage on bottle is. WARNING: Very sour!)
1-2 droppers full echinacea
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
10-15 drops grapefruit seed extract
(these are all approximate measures. I usually don't measure anything exact when I make it.)

And then I put whatever liquid supplements I'm taking such as...
vitamin D
1-2 drops "Thieves" Essential Oil
Ningxia Red
or Jus

Then blend on high until smooth.
Voila! A much tastier way to gain back your health. And you can mix it up by adding different fruit with it like banana or coconut milk to make it more creamy or add or take away different supplements to make it more specific to your needs. =]

Here's a way to help with a sore throat...
A friend of Genevieve told her about this and Gen told me.

1. Wash your hands
2. Get one finger wet with water
3. Cover it with salt (I use natural, non iodized sea salt. I wouldn't recommend using regular iodized salt.)
4. Rub it all around on the back of your throat
5. Rinse it out with water and either spit it out or swallow it.
I prefer to swallow it because it's good for you. This helps SO much! I usually get really bad sore throats so I was very happy to find something that really works good!

Or there's the ol' standby: Chamomile tea with honey, apple cider vinegar and cayenne.
This helps me too. =]

Note: I am not, by any means, certified to advise about health issues etc... all I know is what works for me. =]

Well, I hope you don't have to use these recipes because you're already well, but if you aren't well, then I hope these will help you.
Blessings and love to you all,

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Tea cozy picture from Salihan Crafts

This morning I woke up with a cold. Pooky. -as my sweet nephew would say. =]
But alas, it is an excuse to do all sorts of cozy things. And since the weather has been rather gray and wet (yay!) It makes it feel even more cozy. *smiles*

Here's my favorite recipe for a cozy day...
I wake up hearing rain on our tin roof and smelling the freshness of the wet earth. I look at the clock, 9:27 am. *contented sigh*'s Saturday. I reach for my fuzzy pink monster slippers and put on my warmest sweatshirt, then shuffle downstairs to see who else is stirring. The first person I see is my Mom, with slippers on feet and coffee in hand. She greets me with a "Good morning" and a kiss. Then our dog Jebbers, wagging his tail so hard he can hardly walk over to me to give me a 'hug' and to look up into my face and ask, "Can we go play right now!?" So, I promise him we will later. Next, it's to the kitchen for a nice hot cup of Creme de la Earl Grey sweetened with a little honey. Then I sit down in front of a cozy fire with my tea and my Bible and thank God for giving me the blessing of life, home, family and the smell of bacon frying on the stove. Without Jesus, I wouldn't be able to enjoy anything, simple or great. Then I see my sisters faces and am greeted with a great idea or an inside joke they had been thinking of all night. My Mom turns on the Little Women soundtrack and everyone feels that all is right with the world. Then we sit down to breakfast and discuss our plans for the day, hopefully they'll include a walk when the rain lets up, afternoon tea, working on items to sell at the market we'll be participating in in October and playing some music later on. Of course, these are all possible plans but nothing is really fixed for certain. We could always decide to do something entirely different... it is a Saturday after all...

I hope you are all feeling 'cozy' today, as I said, I have a cold so I will most likely spend most of the day taking vitamins and scrubbing salt on the throat and hopefully brainstorming about the Bend Indoor Markets that is coming up next weekend (Sept. 25th and 26th). We, or Pretty Wit rather, got invited to participate in it! We're so excited! We have signed up for the first weekend in October and have been working on all sorts of things to sell. Here is the link if you live in the area and would like to check it out:

>>If you are looking for the recipes for fighting colds and sore throats that was posted here, go HERE to find it. Thanks!<<

Have a cozy day!

ps Tomorrow, Sept. 19th, is Talk like a Pirate Day! Aye Avast!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sing like the wind in the trees..

Under the Greenwood Tree a movie adaption from the book by Thomas Hardy..
This is a lovely movie.
You may watch it on this Youtube "Playlist" if you don't mind watching it in 10 minute segments. :)

I should like to learn the theme for this movie. It is so wonderful! *sigh* Wouldn't you like to sing in a group without any instruments or beat or microphones? just voices. all singing different parts. i should like it very much indeed.

{This one down must listen at min.: 7:00} (be sure to pause the music in the sidebar.)

Have a pretty day! and don't forget to SING!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

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Do you know how to have a good summer day?
1. get a picnic blanket and a pillow.
2. your choice of lemonade or iced tea.
3. plunder your book shelf for a wonderful book.
4. sprawl.
5. sip.
6. read.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Isn't this CUTE? Allan A Dale is a lovely minstrel. :)

"I'll Always Find You... No Matter Where you May Be..."

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Isn't she a beauty? I made a beeline for this set! Good Job to Miss Polyvore! She wins the prize for today. whatever that is! ;D
please have a wonderful day!
Aimee ~ Don't you love the name Bea? ~ Is your name Bea?
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