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Friday, September 4, 2015

Essential Oils...

Have you used essential oils?
I'm just beginning and so far, I'm liking them.
The starter kit has 10 oils and a diffuser.
I love my diffuser.
For example, there are times where there is a funky smell in my laundry room...
not sure where it's coming from.
My house is about 2 years old, so age isn't the problem.
However, we have old bricks {that are not sealed} as the flooring...
I'm assuming that's the problem.
Using diffuser zaps the smell issue fast.
Sometimes, I just want to freshen my house.
Yep, you guessed it...
the diffuser is my tool.
How does it work?
See the white "egg" looking object on the right side of the photo above?
Just remove the purple top, add distilled water to the fill line, and add 1- 3 drops of your favorite oil.
Plug it in, turn it on, and that's it!
There are even two settings...continuous diffusing or 30 second intermittent diffusing.
Another great feature is that it turns itself worries!
My favorite oil?
Stress Away
It's has such a unique scent...I use it diffused all over the house.
It makes me feel relaxed...stress free!
I'm trying other uses for the oils as well...I going to make foaming hand soap!
Do you use essential oils?
If so, what is your favorite oil?
If you haven't tried essential oils, and have questions, just ask?
I have a great representative that has loads of answers!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Favorite Restaurants...

I live in the Houston area.
We have tons of restaurants with a vast variety of food.
A favorite?
Yep, Mexican.
But recently, I've become hooked on a special place,
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant and Bar.
Not only is the food delicious, but the atmosphere is dreamy as well.
Try the shrimp salad...
You can check out their website here.
What is your favorite restaurant these days?


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Late bloomer...

I'm a retired educator.
My school experience began when I was 4 years old
and continued until my 51st birthday.
There were a variety of ages and academic levels over the years, but one of my favorite type of learners were the ones that required a different approach and a bit more time.
They were willing, in fact eager to learn,  just needed a different twist of presentation.
I viewed it as a puzzle...just needed to find another direction.
And the true joy?
Yep, I'll bet you already know.
When the light bulb went off and you heard those sweet little words,
"I get it!"
Then there were smiles, and sometimes even hugs.
Aw...the true rewards of being a teacher.
I can relate to these learners because I too am a later bloomer...
sometimes I need a bit more time to figure things out.
Just look at these "later bloomers" from my  yard!
After all the others had reached their full potential,
this little guy is just now showing all its glory!
So to all the "later bloomers" out there,
this one's for you!
Do you know anyone who needs just a bit more time to accomplish a goal?


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

One thing leads to another...

You know how one thing leads to another?
So, if you're following along on my "Hawaiian Adventure"...
and yesterday I posted the recipe for Blue Hawaii...
and the recipe calls for Jell-O...
{are you still with me?}
Well, I googled this particular recipe to see if they already had an image I could use.
They didn't..{so what you saw is the real deal!}.
Google did have a lot of COOL things you can make with Jell-O...mainly BLUE Jell-O.
I most likely would have found this if my kids were still young...but since they're all grown and on their own {sob, sob}, I haven't really searched "cool kid treats" in a while.
IF you have little ones...Google "Blue Hawaii Dessert" and see all the neat things you can make!
Here's a few examples!
or this
Now, I'm not so far of the loop with this one:
too cute!
Do you have a favorite "fun" recipe you use with Jell-O?


Monday, August 31, 2015

Blue Hawaii...a tasty dessert.

I don't really like to cook.
In fact, I'm really not known at all for my main courses.
However, I do enjoy making desserts.
Give me a bit of sugar and cream cheese and I'm a happy girl!
So, when I ran across this recipe,
I thought it would be a great share for my seemingly
"Hawaiian hangup"!

Blue Hawaii

6 oz raspberry Jello-O
1 c. boiling water
21 oz blueberry pie filling
8 oz crushed pineapple
8 oz cream cheese
1 c sour cream
1 c chopped pecans
1/2 c sugar
Dissolve Jell-O in 2 qt dish. Add pie filling and pineapple - refrigerate. Mix cream cheese, sour cream, nuts and sugar. Spread over top of 1st mixture and refrigerate.

This recipe is tried and worries.
It's a favorite!

Sunday, August 30, 2015


I should be moving on, but I've had the Hawaii Five-O theme song playing in my head all day.
And, that brought to mind other shows that I've been drawn to as well.
Now, I'm not really an Elvis fan, but I do like to watch
Blue Hawaii.
Angela Lansbury just cracks me up in this scene.
She's talking to her son {Elvis} and her tone of voice in speaking his name is too funny!
" that you?"
Now critics say this is her worst movie, but I think all these movies are just fun.
Just take a look.

Do you have a favorite Elvis movie?

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Just a little trip...

I've always wanted to visit Hawaii.
I think it started when I was younger and
Hawaii Five-0 was on TV {the original.}
When the music came on,
I just wanted to get up and dance in my little lime green bikini!
{Oh, you know you had one too.}
click below

Is your head just a boppin?
 Yep...mine too.
Now, I have family and friends who've visited, even lived there and I could always feel just a tinge of jealously as they were describing all their glorious adventures.
I've heard about the:
food - oh yeah the pineapple too!
and the prices.
But I figure, If I ever get the chance to go, I'm not going to worry about the price,
I'm just going to enjoy every second!
How about you?
Have you ever traveled to the islands?
If so, I'd love to hear all about your adventures!
I won't be jealous...well, maybe a bit.



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