Winter Cold (Green) Survival Kit

Currently  my family and I are deep in battle with  a nasty  cold which inevitability comes around  this time every year.  With all my eco changes in place  my ‘Must Have’ list for cold season had to also be updated. Here is my drug free updated list. To Eat/Drink...more

The Coldest I've Ever Been

The coldest I've ever been was not December 27, 2009 when I watched my husband officiate the Music City Bowl.  Sitting for three hours inside the Tennessee Titans' stadium in a windchill of 17 degrees makes a body cold, to be sure.  But I've been colder.  In the 70s.            In the 70s, I liked to hear the WKEE dj who lived inside my clock radio say, "Cabell County" in the list of school cancellations.  I'd hit the off button and roll over and dream about--  What was the oldest Partridge brot...more

A hot drink to help fight the cold and the flu

A hot drink to help fight the cold and the fluProbably right now, you are a bit sick like me; you have the flu or a big cold. When we are a bit groggy: runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat, chilliness and tiredness, the whole shabang, i am making a great concoction that we call a Ponce. This drink is very effective for the blues of the long winter nights. Be sure you are making it right before going to sleep, because, you will sleep like a baby ! Here is the recipe. Ingredients 1/2 cup of orange juice 1/2 cup of water...more

Prepare Ye the Way

Advent: 1. The coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important....more

Lipglossd Mom interviews beauty expert, Rebekah George!

Yesterday morning, I had the privilege of interviewing beauty expert, Rebekah George over the phone! We covered the topics of: ...more

Baby, it's cold outside...

December in New Jersey. Day 6. The Winter Solstice is quickly approaching and it's only getting colder outside. I've heard reports that other portions of the state have had snow already, however I have not. Spring time seems to be an eternity away and all I can do is wait. I'm still freezing. But I'm coping. Perhaps anyone who finds this journal will be able to find it helpful with their survival. ...more

Craptastically Fantastic

I feel like I should be doing much more writing than this...all of a sudden life has happened and things are being cast aside. Things like time to write and laundry.Travel wise I/we have been all over the place lately. There was a three day break up to the highlands, Inverness/Nairn/other places I can't pronounce. We saw the Falls of Shin...which weren't very...fall-ie...but still pretty. I think living in the Rocky Mountains for *insert FAR TOO LONG* kind of skewed my perception of waterfalls. And mountains....more

Tar - ah - tour

With Thanksgiving just one day away, some of you may still be looking for one more side dish, or one more dessert. Or maybe you just want something different and unusual. I'm still trying to think of a leafy salad that I could make with the rest of the pomegranate seeds that are sitting in my bowl; I'm thinking arugula, romaine lettuce, some nuts...I'll see how I feel about it as the day progresses.  In the meantime I was working on a favorite of mine: Taratur! If you are looking for something different, this is the recipe that you might want to use....more

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Fargo Far Gone

Once upon a time, I lived in Fargo, ND, that cold, windy, desolate place with an Academy Award winning movie named after it. Tom’s first job out of college took us to this unthinkably isolated part of the country. I remember the day he received the phone call informing us where we would be moving. We were hoping for St. Louis, or Savannah, GA. But I remember him nodding while on the phone and when he said, “And what exactlyis in Fargo?” I about poo-pooed my panties. Fargo?...more

Baby Vaccinations

We all have at least heard something regarding the endless debates over the past couple of years, that have been centered around baby vaccinations.  As a new parent, I tried to read up on as much information that I could, and also spoke to some of our friends in the medical field to make up my mind about having my son receive all of his vaccinations....more