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Heal that Hematoma (bruise with significant swelling )

Whoa!  The other night, I did something supremely dumb.   It was nighttime and I needed to look out the window of my back bedroom.  I went to turn off…

Must Have Winter Recipe #4 – White Bean Turkey Chili

  Oh my word, we LOVE this easy-to-prepare and nourishing meal on a cold winter’s evening.  As long as the ground turkey is not frozen, it may be made from scratch in…

Must-Have Winter Recipe #3 – Thieves Tea

  This immune system-boosting tea is just the ticket when you come in from work or running errands, tired, cold or wet.  Warm up with thieves tea often during the…

Must-Have Winter Recipe #2 – Stuffy Nose Nasal Inhaler

Remember those Vick’s inhalers with which you grew up?  Here’s instructions on how to make your own Aromatherapy Inhaler with essential oils. Toss one in your “Oils-to-Go” bag. Tip: If you are…

4 Must-Have Recipes for Winter: #1 – Jewish Penicillin aka Chicken Soup

Do you wish someone would bring you homemade chicken soup when you have the flu, severe allergies, or “the crud?”  I sure do.   Although experts claim that no one…

New Year’s Texas Caviar

  Our New Year’s Dinner will be simple:  ham, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and Texas Caviar. My kids wouldn’t touch warmed black-eyed peas served in the traditional manner.  But…

7 Ways to Start the New Year with Joy

Why is it a thing…that many people feel blue over the holidays and then worse as the tinsel and twinkly lights go away?  It’s been posited that the festivities surrounding…

Christmas Book Review

The Advent Calendar – Here are Ideas!

  Today is only December 2nd.  Not too late to organize an Advent calendar and some weekend activities.  Check these out and make a plan.  If you want Advent Candle…

The Advent Season – How to Prepare

  Advent represents the days of anticipation leading up to our celebration of the birth of Christ into the world.  Daily or weekly reminders of the biblical account and the seasonal traditions of festive food, decor,…