Beans, Beans, They’re Good for Your Heart….

Beans, Beans, They’re Good for Your Heart….

Happy New Year!  ‘Wanna save money & be healthier? BEANS!  (Who cares about a little gas….)  Seriously, heart disease plagues Americans, and we all need to get serious about healthy proteins.  The bonus:  it’s inexpensive done this way. My momma’s been saying this for a long time in my adult life, but like all people, we don’t hear our momma the first time.  “Have you cooked some beans?”  “What about some dried beans?”  I finally talked to her about it & discovered a great way to get my protein in without the cholesterol. Don’t be scared.  You can dress these up with relish as a side dish, or you could make it the main attraction by adding tomato, onion, salsa, cilantro, sour cream,...

Ol’ Nuke’s Red Pepper Tea for Sinus Problems

Ol’ Nuke’s Red Pepper Tea for Sinus Problems

For the last few months, it seems like most everyone I know has had to battle a “crud,” “funk” or sinus situation.  I was immune for a while, but didn’t get left out by this “lingering” nuisance.  I am feeling much better, but it has taken quite a bit of time!  Because of the holiday season, I had to buck up & fight it the old-fashioned way.  A sweet someone brewed me a pipin’ hot (and I mean hot) kettle of Red Pepper Tea and made sure I stayed put, and now I am on the mend!   Tips on how to fight sinus problems and drainage….or whatever non-flu thing this is….: ~Get over yourself.  You can’t substitute any over the counter medicine for rest. Do what you have to do to get rest. ~Netti...

A Pumpkin Pampering: Facial, Manicure, and Pedicure

A Pumpkin Pampering: Facial, Manicure, and Pedicure

As if I didn’t already love fall for its pumpkin flavors – – -I am enamoured with it even more!  The can of pumpkin has so many wonderful uses…… and now with a little discovery, the REAL THING is so versatile!  One Jack-O-Lantern project or recipe can give you a snack & some spa time! This one’s easy folks – pumpkin guts = moisturization mask!  Coat your face, rub in your cuticles, and massage your feet with it! Add honey or yogurt if you can’t stand the slime (They will make it more creamy).  The guts will firm up a bit as they dry on your skin.  Rinse clean! Save seeds for a snack! Chop up pumpkin & bake, or use it in any other recipe you have that requires pumpkin! Thanksgiving doesn’t need to...

LEGO Candy!

LEGO Candy!

I know at least 4 kids who are complete lego fanatics!  Their idea of a vacation isn’t Disney – it’s the LEGOLAND store in Atlanta, Georgia!  Now kids can seriously play with their food ….. & the food is CANDY.   Lego shaped candies can be found in candy stores and online.  If you’ve got a lego fanatic with a birthday coming up, this is a great cake decoration and/or party treat.  You probably can’t pass these out unless you find some individually wrapped, but they are a fantastic double-whammy with kids.  This particular variety is sour & comes in several colors &...

‘Feeling Rebellious? Get Your Toilet a Tattoo!

‘Feeling Rebellious? Get Your Toilet a Tattoo!

Recently I had toilet seat debacle.  I basically had a broken toilet seat, and the process to replace it was a complete fiasco.  The screw broke.  After 3 tries, a sweet guest at one of my parties fixed it.  It was a learning experience, not just in the realm of toilet seat repair…… but toilet seat bling, too! In the process of buying my first ever toilet seat, I found TOILET TATTOOS.  I was midnight shopping with a friend on the night before Tennessee’s tax-free weekend, and called her from another aisle to come see this insanity!  Giant stickers to adorn your throne! Buy this?   Maybe. Or you could do your own!  These really don’t fit my bathroom & some of the designs are very pixellated. If you have a crack or an imperfection...

Halloween Costume Ideas: Cracker Barrell!

Halloween Costume Ideas: Cracker Barrell!

When I think of shopping for a halloween costume, I almost never think of Cracker Barrel. However, the restaurant/store has been making changes over the last few years & has started carrying all sorts of items!  Right now, the halloween stuff is out & they’re featuring some of the cutest kids’ costumes AND unique adult accessories!  This is especially handy if you’re wanting to go for a classy costume with options that you can mix & match.