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Childhood Vaccinations (and a tangent about trans fat)

Currently, my personal concern is not a potential autism/mercury(thimerisol) link. I have spent hours, days, and weeks over the last several months reading every study I could find. I am not convinced one way or the other on this issue but … Continue reading

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One day closer to death…what will you talk to God about?

I recently read a chapter in a book by Donald Miller called  _A Million Miles in a Thousand Years_ where he talks about writing down memories. He wonders what he will talk to God about on the other side, what … Continue reading

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Earl Grey and Lavendar Tea Cookies

A little spring time beauty for your day: lush lavendar fields Light, delicate, delicious. These cookies will delight your day. Grind tea leaves in a small food processor or a spice grinder before making. Makes about 8 dozen INGREDIENTS: 2 … Continue reading

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Fiber- why you should probably be eating more- more than you ever wanted to know

Since my post on heart health two weeks ago, I have had several people ask me about fiber in their diet. I am not a doctor nor a degreed nutritionist. But I have been educated on nutrition over the years … Continue reading

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Brickle Drop cookies- the best cookies I’ve ever made…but I bet they’d be better with a kitchen aid mixer

A few weeks ago my husband was craving Wendy’s on our drive to Wilmington Beach. Never mind that I packed us a healthy picnic. I was feeling indulgent so I tried their toffee coffee treat. I’m not sure that I have ever … Continue reading

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Top ten plants to purify indoor air

Top ten indoor plants for removing formaldehyde, benzene, TCE, and carbon monoxide from the air:

Bamboo Palm – Chamaedorea Seifritzii
Chinese Evergreen – Aglaonema Modestum
English Ivy- Hedera Helix
Gerbera Daisy- Gerbera Jamesonii
Janet Craig – Dracaena “Janet Craig”
Marginata – Dracaena Marginata
Mass cane/Corn Plant – Dracaena Massangeana
Mother-in-Law’s Tongue Sansevieria Laurentii
Pot Mum – Chrysantheium morifolium
Peace Lily – Spathiphyllum
Warneckii – Dracaena “Warneckii”

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Wild About Mushrooms

  Last night I used mushrooms for two different purposes that I loved, so I thought I would share them here along with a few brief tidbits on the wide array of benefits mushrooms may provide in your life.   … Continue reading

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My skin cancer story

This picture to the left is me in Jamaica the summer before the diagnosis. I did wear a hat everywhere but I wore SPF 4 most of the time that I worked there. One of those summers, I met some girls from Brazil who … Continue reading

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My Top 10 favorite things about every day life with baby Justice

(Justice is 16 months today) 1. First thing in the morning when I walk into his room  – the look on his face & when he reaches up his arms for me to pick him up. 2. Random hugs and snuggles … Continue reading

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Justice’s Top Ten Favorite toys- 12-16 months old

1. Bubble mower 2. Pool with canopy- Walmart- $9 3. Indoor/outdoor tent/tunnel- Bed Bath and Beyond $15 with coupon  4. Lightning McQueen push and ride car 5. balls, cars, and trucks of any shape or size 6. book with flaps … Continue reading

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