Beautiful Journals/Day Planners

Cay Gibson of Cajun Cottage Press has her Spring Planner and Book of Days on sale now, through the end of January. If anyone is interested in checking out these lovely planners, click the image or here to go to her Etsy Store. I also have one on order for myself, so if you are near me and want to see one up close, get in touch 🙂

Spring 2017 Book of Days

 

Breakfast of Champions…

…for chickens…! From Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily. Check out her blog all about chickens (and ducks). Great information and photos (photo credit – Lisa Steele).

Breakfast of Champion Layers

RECIPE: BREAKFAST OF CHAMPION LAYERS
1 40-50lb. Bag Layer Crumble (or feed of your choice)
42 oz. canister Rolled Oats (large size Quaker canister)
2 Cups Cracked Corn (omit in summer)
4 Cups Sunflower Seeds
1-1/2 Cups Thomas Labs Brewers Yeast and Garlic Powder
1-1/2 Cups Probiotic Powder
1-1/2 Cups food-grade Diatomaceous Earth
1 Cup Sea Kelp
Handful of mixed, dried herbs (I recommend Cluckin’ Good Herbs)

Small Budget Christmas – A post from Mama Needs Coffee

This is a nicely written post on Catholic News Agency today, by Jenny of Mama Needs Coffee, titled “Silver Linings of a Small Budget Christmas“. She makes some very good points that are good to keep in mind no matter what our budgets allow or don’t allow. Merry Christmas!

Mama Needs Coffee

Your Natural Medicine Cabinet…

Nice post by Megan of Living Whole for what to keep in your natural “medicine cabinet” as you prepare for winter colds and flu… I’m happy to say we have much of these things on hand already, yay! I’d like to learn more about silver, however. In her post, Megan addresses each of her suggested natural remedies for prevention as well as healing and getting over those nasty viruses, and even gives us links to where to find them.

shutterstock_380955418

(not) My Mother’s Peasant Bread

Despite a hands on tutorial of making freshly ground wheat berry whole wheat bread, which turned out well when my instructor was here, I cannot seem to duplicate last week’s bread making success this morning. I took my woes to FB and discovered a recipe (and other tips) that sounds like something I may need to try. It’s called My Mother’s Peasant Bread. I “bing’d” and found the recipe and a lovely set of images and instructions at Alexandra’s Kitchen here. So it’s not actually MY mother’s peasant bread recipe, but it must be someone’s mother’s 🙂

After I do something with the non-rising blob of dough I made this morning, I’m going to give this recipe a shot! Let me know if you try it and have success!

9568719849_79784ba231_o.jpg

image courtesy of Alexandra’s Kitchen blog

 

Great Quick Healthy Breakfast Idea

Just saw this on Facebook – this is just what I need to start my day! Quick, easy, and full of protein and good stuff. I think I would use the whole egg – yolk and all – and add some cheese, myself. Yum!

Healthy Egg White Breakfast Cups

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups spinach (14 calories)
1 roma tomato (11 calories)
2 cups egg whites (250 calories)
Salt to taste (0 calories)
½ teaspoon pepper (0 calories)

PREPARATION:

1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F/180˚C.

2. Lightly grease a muffin tin, then divide equally the spinach, tomatoes, and egg whites across 6 cups. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the whites have set.

4. Serve hot.

5. Enjoy!

https://www.buzzfeed.com/robertbroadfoot/these-healthy-egg-white-cups-are-the-perfect-bite-sized-brea

 

DIY Hydrating Skin Repair Serum

Just saw this great post by Mommypotamus for a hydrating skin repair serum, using only rosehip seed oil and an additional essential oil. I didn’t know it but rosehip seed oil apparently “promotes collagen production, hydrates and plumps skin, helps to even skin tone and fade brown spots, supports scar healing (including stretch marks), and soothes eczema and psoriasis”. Since I’m currently dealing with what I believe is “hard water dermatitis” and suffering from severe excema on my hands, I am all for anything that might promote my skin returning to normal! I’m going to give this a try! (and the water softener for our very hard well water has been ordered!). Check out her recipe here.

face-serum-recipe