Saturday, January 8, 2011

Bottled water... hydrating or horrifying?

ok, ok so my post title is a little dramatic, but digging a little deeper into what you're really drinking is a little scary...

CLICK HERE to read more.

What are your opinions? Any ideas on how to purify your water without polluting it? Solutions for re-usable water containers? Share in the comments below, or e-mail me at

*Thanks to C. Blocksome for sharing this info!!*

Quotes about trying something new!

The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided.  It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.  ~Napoleon Bonaparte

I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I'm not afraid of falling into my inkpot.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Progress always involves risks.  You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.  ~Frederick B. Wilcox

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.  ~Pablo Picasso

A ship in harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are for.  ~John A. Shedd, Salt from My Attic

This nation was built by men who took risks - pioneers who were not afraid of the wilderness, business men who were not afraid of failure, scientists who were not afraid of the truth, thinkers who were not afraid of progress, dreamers who were not afraid of action.  ~Brooks Atkinson

Of all the people I have ever known, those who have pursued their dreams and failed have lived a much more fulfilling life than those who have put their dreams on a shelf for fear of failure.  ~Author Unknown

Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome.  ~Samuel Johnson, Rasselas, 1759

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.  ~Seneca

Virgin Coconut Oil... the secret to beauty?

A close family member recently opened our eyes to the world of virgin coconut oil. She had the best kind of facts to back up her case (personal use and proof!) The discussion of coconut oil proves, once again, that the earth is always one step ahead of any cosmetic company's beauty products! 

Here is what she has to say about her, and her family (of 8!)'s use:

"We started using virgin coconut oil sometime last summer. I didn't know at the time that it was not only used for cooking but for the hair and skin as well. I was looking for a natural alternative to body lotions and face creams. I met a couple who were vegans and I thought there skin looked great and they told me they used coconut oil all over the body, and for me seeing was believing. 

Coconut oil is known for being anti-viral and antibacterial which can have huge benefits for people with skin problems. Since using it on the face daily my face doesn't seem as dry as before and I don't worry about possible harmful products on the skin. My hands used to have more age spots and most have disappeared.

It has a high concentration of saturated fat which has given it a bad rap in the past but coconut oil is unique in its structural make. It is rich in medium chain fatty acids which helps increase metabolism and is more easily digested than fats in other oils. Lauric acid which is good for maintaining and building the immune system is also found in coconut oil. Coconut oil has the highest concentration of lauric acid other than mother's milk. I have heard you should try to consume 3 to 3.5 tablespoons a day in your cooking, smoothies or by itself.
If you want the whole family to use coconut oil I would suggest purchasing it in bulk for Tropical Traditions. It's amazing how fast my family can go through small jar from the grocery store."

-Angela Baldwin

Needless to say, it's inspiring and motivating to continue to search for products that are products of the Earth, and not of a mega-million dollar cosmetic company with mega-million marketing funds. It seems as though I am finding that the best products for health, beauty, and home, are those that have no one to market for them! 

Thank you so much to my Aunt for her help in broadening my personal knowledge of natural health, and for the time she took to share her experience!

Want more info? Click the links below to read more!

Have you used, or are you going to try using Coconut Oil after reading this? Share your experience! 

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Share a Recipe!

Do you have a recipe you would like to share? Share it! It is always encouraging to see recipes other like-minded cookers are using! It can be ANY recipe (drink, meal, appetizer, 3 ingredients, 300 ingredients, hard, easy) but it must meet 3 requirements.

1. Home made
2. NO pre-packaged flavor pouches, jarred sauces, canned soups/ingredients, etc. basically, nothing pre-made
3. Must include at least 1 fruit or vegetable it can be pureed, shredded, chopped, etc. but it's gotta be in there!

Comment below, or e-mail me at Have more than one? Send 'em all!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Time to throw out the Microwave?

Here's what they say...


I have been attempting to learn a bit about oils lately and found THIS site in my search. Lists of oils and details about their properties, benefits, etc. are included. Click around and see what you think! Are you using any oils? Fill me in! Comment below or e-mail me at

View this sites quick tips for going green in 2011!

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