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Daily Survival Kit

Wednesday, Jan, 8 2014


DAILY SURVIVAL KIT

Today, I am giving you a Daily Survival Kit to help you each day…………

TOOTHPICK….to remind you to pick the good qualities in everyone, including yourself.

RUBBER BAND…..to remind you to be flexible.  Things might not always go the
way you want, but it can be worked out.

BAND-AID…..to remind you to heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone else’s.

ERASER…..to remind you everyone makes mistakes.  That’s okay, we learn by our errors.

CANDY KISS…..to remind you everyone needs a hug or a compliment every day.

MINT…..to remind you that you are worth a mint to your family and me.

BUBBLE GUM…..to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.

PENCIL…..to remind  you to list your blessings every day.

TEA BAG…..to remind you to take time to relax daily and go over that list of blessings.
This is what makes life worth living every minute, every day.


WISHING YOU LOVE, GRATITUDE, FRIENDS TO CHERISH,  CARING, SHARING, LAUGHTER, MUSIC
AND WARM FEELINGS  IN  YOUR HEART ALL YEAR.

posted by: Kathy Keene 6 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


ABC'S of Home Remedies

Monday, Jan, 6 2014

ABC'S of Home Remedies

(This information is not intended to diagnose or treat ailments.  Please consult your doctor before tryin any home remedies).

A is for Aloe Vera Gel. 
Squeeze it from a tube or harvest a live plant.  It's antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties soothe skin irritations, cold and canker sores, insect bites, cuts and burns.

B is for Beer.
Add 2 cups of beer to a hot bath to pamper your skin and soothe itchy conditions like psoriasis.  A glass of beer daily is said to prevent and/or alleviate urinary tract infections and kidney stones because of its diuretic effect. You can pour beer through your hair after shampooing, rinse well and enjoy lush, shiny hair.

C is for Castor Oil.
Use the oil topically to treat skin irritations, including age spots, ringworm and warts.  Apply castor oil to eyebrows to make them grow in lusher and darker.  Warm a little castor oil and massage into joints sore from arthritis.  (Ask your pharmacist for unscented castor oil).

D is for Denture Tablets.
Follow package directions and soak unsightly yellow nails for five minutes and then rinse.  Drop your diamonds in; rinse well and watch them sparkle.

E is for Elmer's Glue.
For minor burns, run under cool water and then apply a layer of glue to prevent blisters from forming.

F is for Fels-Naptha.
Shave off a few slivers of the soap, mix with sugar and water to make a paste, and then use as a drawing salve for boils and sebaceous cysts.  (Cover with a bandage and leave on for half an hour or so.)  Wet the end of the bar and rub on your skin to ease the itch caused by poison ivy.  If  you use it immediately after exposure, you might avoid a rash.

G is for Gin.
Take a handful of golden raisins, cover them with gin and let sit until the raisins have absorbed all the liquid. Take nine (not eight, not 10) raisins a day to eae the symptoms of arthritis.

H is for Horseradish.
Freshly grated or jarred, mixed with lemon juice eliminates age spots on your hands and arms.  Mix 1 T.
horseradish with olive oil and use as a liniment for arthritis and sciatic pain.

I is for Iodine.
Decolorized iodine (ask the pharmacist) painted on skin tags will make them fall off painlessly after a few treatments.  To combat brittle nails, apply to tips only once a week.

J is for Jell-O.
One-third cup of powdered Jell-O dissolved in 2/3 cup of hot water makes a tasty cough syrup.  And a daily serving of gelatin helps fight arthritis and sore  joints.

K is for Ketchup.
Full of lycopene, ketchup helps prevent sun damage and prostate troubles.  Use it as a facial mask or as a treatment for hair turned geen by chlorine.

L is for Linseed Oil.
Also known as flaxseed oil (buy in the vitamin aisle, not the hardware store).  It's an excellent source of omega-3s.  For pain of plantar fasciitis, soak a cloth in warmed oil and apply to our heel until it cools off.

M is for Milk of Magnesia.
For acne, dermatitis or sunburn, apply a film and let dry, then rinse.

N is for Nail Polish.
Get rid of warts, plantar warts and ringworm by painting on clear nail polish daily until the skin is clear.  Or use it to seal painful paper cuts and hangnails.

O is for Oatmeal.
Add oatmeal to your bath to soothe itchy skin, chicken pox, shingles and poison ivy.  Cook a cup of unflavored oatmeal and massage into your hands to soothe arthritic fingers.

P is for Pets.
Take a break and pet your pet.  Pets lower blood pressure, ward off depression and keep us healthy and happy.

Q is for Quinine Water.
Drinking tonic water and its perky cousin, bitter lemon, is an inexpensive way to combat night time leg cramps. It works for those irritating eyelid twitches we all get from time to time too.  Pregnant and nursing women should skip this one.

R is for Rice.
Soothe sore muscles by filling an old sock with uncooked rice.  Heat it in the microwave for 1 minute and apply to the painful area.

S is for Sunshine.
It's free and it's fundamental.  Just 20 minutes of direct sunlight daily increases vitamin D, boosts your immune system and improves your mood.

T is for Teabags.
Black or green tea will do.  Soothe an abscessed tooth by applying a teabag, dry or wet, and keeping it on the tooth for at least 30 minutes.  This works on canker sores and cold sores too.

U is for Udder Salve.
Made originally for cows, this heals eczema, raged cuticles, chapped hands and diaper rash.

V is for Vanilla Extract.
Rub on painful gums, or add to unscented lotion for a comforting massage.  For car sickness, take 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract mixed with 2 T. each honey and water.

W is for Witch Hazel.
A cloth soaked in witch hazel eases the pain and swelling of varicose veins, bruises, hemorrhoids and puffy eyes.

X is for Xylitol.
Xylitol is a natural sugar used in many kinds of chewing gum.  It eases heartburn, fighs cavities and dental plaque and has a gentle laxative effect.

Y is for Yellow Mustard.
Chefs and moms reach for mustard from the fridge to treat minor burns and prevent blisters.  Swallow a tablespoon of mustard to stop night time leg cramps in short order.

Z is for Zinc Oxide.
Surfers know that zinc oxide is a reliable barrier-type sunscreen.  It's also effective against diaper rash and rosacea.

NOW YOU KNOW YOUR ABCs.  SEE HOW HEALTHY YOU CAN BE

posted by: Kathy Keene 6 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Christmas Cards Reveal Personality

Tuesday, Dec, 24 2013

CHRISTMAS CARDS REVEAL PERSONALITY

The type of Christmas card you send reveals your true personality according to Dr. Ellnor Kinarthy. The expert tells what each type of card says about you:

Religious scenes
You spend lots of time deep in thought and you value the true meaning of Christmas. You like to help others and often donate time and money to charity. You value the traditional family in which the wife stays home while the husband goes off to work.

Family photos
You're a busy person who likes new and different experiences, like living in different places, eating at new restaurants and tasting different foods. But Christmas gives you time to pause and reflect on how much family and friends mean to you.

Humorous
You're a fun-loving optimist who can see the humor in even bad situations, but you're also very sensitive to other people. You're a good listener who gives friends a shoulder to cry on. In addition, you love animals and are inclined to have pets.

Winter scenes
You're very competitive and throw yourself into everything, even your hobbies. But you enjoy pictures of winter because they remind you that it's also important to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the season.

Santa cards
You're a people-oriented person who likes going to big parties and enjoys making new friends. You consider all those tasty Christmas foods the best part of the season, and like Santa, you have a tendency to put on a little weight.

Christmas trees
You take pride in your personal appearance and your home. You have an artistic nature and are very creative. Your strong sense of beauty shows through in your home, which probably looks like it was professionally decorated.

Current themes (like Santa compiling his list on a computer)
You are very future-oriented and want to be ready for what tomorrow brings. You like video games, new car shows and all the latest gadgets. You may also be well-informed about investments.

posted by: Kathy Keene 7 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Survival Kit

Tuesday, Dec, 24 2013

SURVIVAL KIT                                                                                   

A STICK OF GUM….To remind you to stick with it.

A CANDLE….To remind you to burn brightly.

A CHOCOLATE KISS…To remind you that you are loved.

A MATCH….To light your fire when you feel burned out.

A TOOTSIE ROLL….To remind you not to bit off more than you can chew.

A PIN….To remind you to stay sharp.

SMARTIES CANDY….To help you on those days that you don’t feel too smart.

A STARBURST...To give you a burst of energy on those days when you don’t have any.

A SNICKERS BAR….To remind you to take time to laugh.

A BAG….To help you keep it all together and to give you food for thought.


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Santa's Breakfast

Monday, Dec, 23 2013

   

Santa’s Breakfast  
                                                                      
1 lb. bag M&M’s
2 cups dry roasted peanuts, salted or unsalted
2 cups miniature pretzels
3 cups Corn Chex cereal
3 cups Cheerios
2 cups Fruit Loops
3 lb. slab white almond bark or Alabaster confectionary coating
2 (14 oz.) bag white chocolate chips
4 T. canola oil

Melt white chocolate, white chocolate chips and the oil in microwave, 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds.  Combine all remaining ingredients in large bowl; pour the melted chocolate mix over and gently toss to coat.   Place on waxed paper to set.  Break into small pieces.  Store in airtight containers.

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