Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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Tulip Planting, Growing Tulips, Planting Tulips, Tulip Horticultural information - - White Flower Farm
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Monday, October 17, 2011
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
In a saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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Monday, October 10, 2011
- 31 Days of Anti-Laziness by 2027 is one that speaks to me is a huge way. I like the humor she presents her topic with, the shear simplicity of it and the fact that she is getting some of those pesky things done and then asking herself, "now why did that take so long for me to just do it" or similar thoughts. I would like to replicate this 31 day project myself so look for entries on that in the coming months. The link in this entry will take you to the main page of Jenna's blog. I was unfamiliar with this blog until the 31 Day Project but I find her to be adorable.
- 31 Days of Bible Women by Stef Layton is a great little study on women in the Bible, Stef has written some great entries on these women and I am enjoying them. They all give you something to think about. I was unfamiliar with this blog until the 31 Day Project, it looks like her focus is on living a Bible based life.
- At Shaggy Baggy, the blogger is facing her fears so to speak of vegetables. She is making it a point to add vegetables to each day this month. Really good idea and one that I should implement ASAP. So far the entries that have appealed to me are the Eggplant Fries, Southwest Layered Salad, Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad, Super Easy Broccoli, and Cauliflower Hash Browns.
An excellent article full of very wise words. The last two paragraphs talk about freeing yourself from unrealistic expectations that no one asked you to do anyway and about not frittering away time on insignificant details. Awesome wisdom imparted in those words and for the whole article click on the link. A Day in the Life of a Once a Month Cleaner - Steady Mom:
Some other wisdom from this blogger is:
- My cleaning motto is "work smarter, not longer." I aim to focus on what matters - cleaning for order, peace, and hygiene. Anything else is an unnecessary distraction.
- I like cleaning what really needs to be cleaned. If I can see dirt and remove it, I feel I'm helping my family. But if I'm working on something just cleaned a few days ago, it seems a bit pointless.
- If the cleaners could deep clean my whole house once a month, why couldn't I? Turns out I can, and I've been doing so for the past three months.
- Here’s how it works. I searched online for a traditional cleaning checklist (Here’s an example) and created my own based on our home and what needs to be done every four weeks.
- The focus for the rest of the month becomes keeping the house tidy and doing any essentials–wiping the bathroom or vacuuming the floor. It’s amazing how a tidy, uncluttered house can fool people into thinking it’s clean.
- Here are the benefits I’ve found in once-a-month cleaning.
1. It isn’t always on my mind.By cleaning every four weeks, I’m only deep cleaning my house 13 times a year–hooray for that!
My calendar lets me know exactly when the house will be clean again. Nothing hangs “undone” over my head.
2. It reflects our family’s values and helps me combat perfectionism.I honestly don’t want to be remembered for having an immaculate house.
It also helps me combat perfectionism–by working this way I’m declaring that ‘this level of cleanliness is enough.’ I’m not striving for something that isn’t really important to me anyway.
3. I’m cleaning when it really needs to be done.In the past, when I cleaned on a weekly basis, my rotation list would occasionally tell me to clean something that didn’t look dirty. I found it hard to get motivated.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Let’s face it, ladies, we wear many fabulous hats in our busy lives, and sometimes it feels like there just aren’t enough minutes in the day! Who has time to run home to consult her closet before the next iCalendar commitment? That’s why strategic style is an essential element of a well-balanced fashion diet for every gal-on-the-go. It’s all about starting with a foundational ensemble that you can build on (or in some cases, deconstruct!) to take you through from day to night!
Bundle up for kick off, then shed a few layers and toss on your Necco Belt to arrive sleek and chic to the after party!
A statement belt can do wonders to take your sweet daytime style up a romantic notch.
Go from supermom to style maven simply by throwing on a sleek ponte jacket and statement accessories.
A big day followed by a low-key night doesn’t meet you have to look boring. When you’re professional posh by day, let your hair down and loosen up at night!
Mesmerized by your fabulous faux fur shrug, no one will ever know you did yoga in your ponte pants this morning!
A fashionable front tuck truly transforms! Create an oh-so-lovely hourglass silhouette by tucking the flowy Ruffle Tunic into your Miranda Skirt, and finish off your theater ready look with the Salt & Pepper Coat.
Comfort is key for a bus ride with the kiddos, but add in some personal flair for an evening with your creative cohorts.
Monday, October 3, 2011
2/3 cup dried, minced onion
3 teaspoons parsley flakes
2 teaspoons onion powder (make your own by whizzing up dried onion flakes in the food processor or coffee grinder)
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 teaspoon celery salt (you want celery salt that is mostly salt with just a bit of celery seed- not pure celery seed ground up, or your soup mix will be bitter and not have enough saltiness to it)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sucanat or sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1. Mix it all up. Shake it very well, because the heavy spices will settle to the bottom.
4 tablespoons of this onion soup mix equals 1 packet of onion soup mix.
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Vitamin Deficiencies Associated with Chocolate Cravings
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- Cravings for carbohydrates
- Vague muscle aches and pains
- Binge eating
- Tension headaches, migraine headaches
- PMS headaches, mood swings, and body aches
- Generalized fatigue
- Joint swellings
- Numbness and tingling
- Obsessive compulsive behavior
- Addictions (alcohol, smoking, stimulants)
7 Supplements that Help Stop Cravings
The ability to stop cravings is important for any diet. Cravings for sweets or junk food can be difficult to resist, and indulging in those cravings can lead to set backs in your diet and workout programs. Cravings usually indicate a nutritional deficiency in your body. Taking certain vitamin or mineral supplements can stop cravings before you indulge. Here are the 7 supplements that can aid in your ability to stop cravings.
1. ChromiumCravings often occur because blood sugar is low. Chromium aids in the regulation of your blood sugar by helping insulin get the sugar quickly to your cells. This helps to stop cravings for food high in carbs and sugars.
2. L-GlutamineL-Glutamine is an amino acid that sends a message to your brain that a craving for sweets has been fulfilled. It can be helpful to stop cravings that are particularly strong. Dissolving the powder under your tongue can help stop cravings faster than taking a tablet.
3. MagnesiumMagnesium offers several benefits when it comes to the craving of sweets and chocolate. First, like chromium, magnesium helps with the regulation of insulin and blood sugar. Secondly, magnesium helps to balance the emotional part of the brain, and a deficiency of magnesium can increase the craving of chocolate which stimulates that part of the brain. Finally, magnesium can aid with stress and insomnia which can contribute to unhealthy cravings.
4. PheylalanineMany cravings occur because our brain chemicals are imbalanced. An amino acid known as pheylalanine can help raise your endorphin levels to help restore balance of brain chemistry. If you overeat because of emotional problems, this supplement can help stop cravings.
5. Trace Mineral SupplementsDeficiency of these required minerals can lead to cravings of salty or sugary junk foods. Many supplements exist that can help you get a proper amount of these trace minerals that may be lacking in processed foods and will aid to stop cravings.
6. L-TryptophanLow levels of serotonin have been known to cause cravings. The amino acid L-tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin, and its use can help stop cravings by increasing the production of serotonin in the body. In addition, L-tryptophan requires the use of several vitamins, such as vitamin C, zinc and folic acid to produce serotonin, so taking a multivitamin in addition to an L-tryptophan supplement is beneficial. The supplement 5-HTP can also be used in place of L-tryptophan.
7. ZincDeficiencies of zinc lead to a decreased sense of taste. Due to a lowered sensation in your taste buds, your body begins to crave high sugary snacks since those types of flavors are more pronounced. By taking zinc supplements, you can stop cravings by satisfying your taste buds with an increased sense of taste in everything you eat.Cravings for sweets, chocolate and junk food can many times be attributed to a nutritional deficiency in some other area. Taking these supplements can help to stop cravings like these, but it would be better to make sure you receive the proper nutrition in everything you e
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