Friday, August 29, 2014

The Best Presents Are Brought On The Wings Of Angels #hope #joy #love

The past few week have been particularly difficult with so many deaths, negative news topics and others memories surfacing that have underlying emotions that I forgot were there. My youngest daughter started crying for her grandmother one day making it harder for me to console her due to my emotional instability. I did manage to pull myself together proudly and not have a meltdown this time.

Then as I was taking a trash bag outside my eye focused on a green vine sprawled out on the ground in a neglected flower bed near my garage. Could it be? A cardinal or hummingbird vine growing up from a tangled mess of weeds. Yes it was! The only way this vine was growing here now was from seeds I may have spilled out back in Feb. After my mother passed away, we moved many of her household possessions and treasures from her garden to my house. One of the bird feeders spilled out in that flower bed and must have contained seeds from her cardinal vine, since it was one of her favorites.

The only other explanation I have is the seeds arrived via the wings of Angels, maybe my momma or grandma, planted to give me hope and joy for each coming day.

The vine has grown even more since this picture and the hummingbirds are enjoying its nectar now.

May hope and Joy Fill your Day.........

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lego Homeschooling with Free Printables

Do you use Lego's to teach? I love to incorporate them into our learning at home. They are fun, colorful, creative, mathematical, and cute of course.

If you want to use the LEGO coloring pages to supplement your learning, be sure to check out the other Free LEGO Printables since they coordinate. Homeschool encouragement blog has has a large and growing collection!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

All Day Energy?... Don't We All Want More?....... Try This!

I know that I need all the energy boosting I can get every single day, as a busy mom, nurse, blogger and all the other jobs I have. I am one tired momma at the end of the day, not to mention working night shift every weekend. When I was asked to review this Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder at first I thought, ewww, its green....but then I tried it and I have really liked it! It is a pleasure to review a product that does a momma good. I love this stuff, it is good and has given me the energy that it says it would.....kudos to you KissMe Organics
I mix it with my hot green tea every morning, put it in my smoothies and have even made muffins with the powder added in. The free recipe book is awesome! As a mom that is trying to get healthier, stopped drinking soda all together and is trying to encourage her family to do the same, I can do nothing but sing the praises of Matcha powder.
As a night nurse, it is amazing antioxidant stuff! keeping me awake on those night shifts, keeps me focused so I can deliver the care to my patients they deserve.  

 Get your energy booster in the green, organic green that is! 

Just what can Matcha Green Tea Powder do for you?

  • All day energy with increased focus
  • Metabolism boost
  • 137 x the antioxidants of brewed green tea
  • Improved skin health- protects from uv rays 
  • Calorie burner
  • EGCG has been proven effective in the fight against many forms of cancer, HIV, heart disease and a host of other illnesses and diseases
  • Provides a more "clean energy" without the crash of sugar or to much caffeine 
  • Contains amino acid L-theanine that helps with anxiety and insomnia, to effectively calm you.
  • Easy to add to recipes, mixes easily 

What can you use Matcha Green Tea Powder for?

  • Hot Tea
  • Smoothies
  • Baking
  • Drinks
  • Cocktails
  • Waffles
  • Muffins
  • Pancakes
  • Frosting's
  • Brownies
  • Truffles
  • Cookies
  • Sorbets
  • Cheesecakes
  • Biscuits
  • Dips
  • Cornbread
Included with your order via the Amazon link HERE is a fabulous recipe e-book 

KissMe Matcha Green Tea Latte

1 tsp. Matcha powder
¾ cup almond milk (or soy or cow or goat milk)
¼ cup boiling water
1 tsp. agave syrup
1. Place matcha in the bottom of a coffee mug or other heat-proof cup.
2. Bring almond milk to a simmer in a small pot.
3. Whisk boiling water slowly with the matcha powder in the mug, then pour in almond milk.
Tip the cup to up the foam factor.
4. Sweeten with agave syrup if desired. (sometimes I use honey or stevia instead)
Enjoy your latte....yummy! 

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Letting Go Of Your "Life Stuff" or "Junk In Your Trunk"

Just how much extra junk do you have in your "life" trunk? I am not talking about those extra pounds you are always dieting to get rid of either! I am talking about the crap that we see as important in our life, that really is not! The stuff that is always holding us back and making us feel miserable or less than worthwhile. My junk causes me more stress and anxiety it seems, how about you?

We all have junk... Yes I have been learning a hard lesson that some of this junk of mine needs to go, so the true woman in me can shine. The woman that God made to glorify Him and not myself or worldly possessions.

Here is a list of some Junk In The Trunk items for anybody to pray about and begin to work on...... one at a time:

  • Need to be perfect
  • Fear and worry
  • Comparing myself to others
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Trying to do it all
  • Multitasking and getting nothing done
  • Not saying No!
  • Saving everything "just in case I might need it"
  • Actual possessions that are just clutter
  • Lack of real organization in your home
  • Not Letting others be right (spouse)
  • Not Letting others help you
  • Constant thoughts of sadness since death of a loved one (for me my mom just passed away in Feb 2014)

There are many more I am sure, but I think you are catching my drift.

Below is a wonderful list from writer / speaker Brene Brown, if you have not heard her TED talks or read any of her books I strongly encourage looking her up.

This speaks mountains to me, I pray it will touch you today also.

Be blessed today!

Next time let's talk about that list and how we can work thru it, one day at a time.




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