Monday, September 30, 2013

OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING,

Good Day to ya,
The birds are singing and Fall is surely in the air.  Yesterday as hubby and I went out for a strole you can see the energy everyone is getting by the yard decorations they are beginning to put out.  The squirrels are gathiering their food for the winter months and dancing around everywhere it seems.  I love the Fall and winter months as I love to cuddle up by the fireplace with my blankie and book, along with a nice hot cup of tea or coffee.
I hope you have a wonderful day and don't forget to take time to smell the Roses.

God Bless
xoxo
Barbara

Saturday, September 28, 2013

THE SMELL OF ORANGES IN FALL

Natural Citrus Air Freshener

3-4 Oranges (any variety)

Large Saucepan or Crockpot

1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon (can also use cinnamon sticks if you have them on hand)

Water

  • Cut up the oranges however you like (see, this is easy already!) I usually just quarter or 8th mine and toss them in the saucepan. Another note on the oranges - use whatever you have on hand. I like to use the ones that are starting to dry out a little, since I know no one is going to eat those. They still offer a great scent. You can also save orange peels and use a larger quantity of those, though I have not tried that yet - something to add to my "To Try" list.

  • Add cinnamon to the oranges. You can also use cinnamon sticks if you have them on hand. I usually don't have any around the house, so I simply use the ground cinnamon. Add any other spices you like - cloves, pumpkin pie spice, etc... Just sprinkle some in!

  • Fill saucepan with water.

  • Bring the mixture just to a boil, then reduce the heat and allow to simmer on the back burner of the stove. As it simmers, the scent will begin to permeate through your home - smelling divine! You do need to check in on the mixture every so often to make sure the water has not all boiled off. This did happen to me once, and just a warning, it results in having oranges and cinnamon burned forever on the bottom of your saucepan. If the water level is getting low, you can add more water, however, the more times you dilute with more water, obviously the result will be a milder scent. 

  • If you are worried about remembering to check on the saucepan mixture or if you want to simmer the ingredients without being home, there is also the option of using the crockpot instead. Simply put all ingredients in the crockpot and let simmer on high without the lid
I saw this while looking around on the computer and thought I would share this with my Friends and Family.  It has such anice smell for the Fall season.

Enjoy your day
xox
Barbara

Thursday, September 26, 2013

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN FLORIDA


Hello , It sure is a nice day today.  Hubby  and I took our Mickey for a ride in the Golf Cart and he so lets us know how much he loves it.  what a special and such a joy to us he is.
It's beginning to look somewhat like Fall here.  I live where we do get somewhat of a changing of the colors.  We also get very cold days and night and it freezes alot as well.  My favorite time of the year is Fall and Winter.

I hope you have a good day today.  I am baking Apple Pies and my lil home smell so wonderful.  Maybe you can drop by later and have a slice with a nice fresh cup of coffee.

xoxo
Barbara

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

OH HOW FUNNY


Oh my goodness, I can't believe I did this, so funny, as I am walking around in the store for some reason I look down and see I forgot to put my shoes on.  I had my house slippers on, now mind you, I had already been to my Doctor.  I bet she was wondering why I had house slippers on with a pair of dress Jeans and nice top.  Silly me,  Oh well, I will just call this one Ole Age.  Lol

I have done some silly things but this one beats them all to me.  I feel so silly.
With tomorrow being another day I will say I will watch my dress code a wee bit better.

Have a wonderful afternoon and evening my lovely Friends.

Barbara

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

THEGOLDEN RULE

Afternoon, don't you wish everyone would live by this rule?  Today, I saw and heard someone being so ugly to an older couple at the store and it broke my heart.  Just so sad what our world is and has come to.  I hope that I will never be rude to the elderly as I heard today.  this was the mans parents and he got so tired of waiting on them and they were doing as fast as they could.  I sure hope he will ask forgiveness tonight if he even says a prayer.

God Bless those that poor couple.  My prayer for today. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

IT'S TEA TIME

AUTUMN FRIENDSHIP TEA
5 individual tea bags
5 cups boiling water
5 cups unsweetened apple juice
2 cups cranberry juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Place the tea bags in a large heat-proof bowl; add boiling water. Cover and steep for 8 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add the remaining ingredients to tea; stir until sugar is dissolve. Serve warm~

IT KNOCKED ON MY DOOR

The first full day of Fall, We are getting there, still warm here in sunny Florida as well as raining today.  Hopefully we will began to see some cooler days and nights soon.

Do you ever get really down and out?  Those times seem to get me now more than they use to.  As they say when you get older, Good days as well as Bad ones from time to time.  They told me that life really began at the age of 40 but someone sure forget to tell me just what kind of life it would be>  Ok LOL

No yard sales this weekend, rain most of the day so hubby was lost as what to do with his Friday and Saturday.  Thank goodness for the television.

I hope everyone will have a wonderful day, get out if you can, enjoy your Fall day and catch ya another day.

Barbara


Friday, September 20, 2013

APPLES AND FALL

I saw this recipe on line and thought I would share with you


Apple Peel Jelly

4 c firmly packed apple peels
5 c water
1 1/2 c sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
In covered stainless steel saucepan, bring peels and water to boil. Reduce heat: uncover; simmer 20 minutes. Strain through jelly bag of cheesecloth.(Do not squeeze or you'll have cloudy jelly). Measure juice (you should have about 2 cups); return to same saucepan. Stir in sugar and lemon juice. Bring to boil over medium heat; cook rapidly, uncovered, stirring, remove saucepan from heat. Pour immediately into 2 sterilized 6 oz jelly jars. skim off foam; cover; cool;store in refrigerator. Makes 2 6 oz. jars.
 
With Fall in the air you always think of those Apple Pies, well now you can take your peeling and make this great Jelly.
 
I hoe you enjoy it, that is if you make it, and I wish you a wonderful day.
 
Barbara



Saturday, September 14, 2013

IT'S A SATURDAY THANG

Oh no, did I just post this, I can not believe that I do some of the nuttest things at times.  Nope, I want tell on myself.  I will just say Old Age is to blame.

Hubby and I took Mickey our doggie for a long ride today in the Golf Cart.  He loves to go and when he is ready he actually tried to talk to us.  Such a funny loving lil guy.  Take a look
 
Guess we will take him again and maybe I can get some pictures of Fall sneaking in.  I am so ready for the nice cooler days and nights.  I am putting my order in this year for that white suff  SNOW
Until later
See Ya
Barbara


Friday, September 13, 2013

Hello, dropping by to say hi and hoping you are having a wonderful day.  It is sure warm here in sunny Florida today.  Really looking forward to the cooler days and nights.  I am so ready to open my door and windows and let the fresh air in. 

My lil guy Mickey, he loves to go out and lay in the sun.  He comes in and gets under his blanket so I think he is telling me, Mommie, I'm cold.
 
We had a Across Florida mile long yard sale today so alot of booths on Hwy 90.
I will go tomorrow and see what I can find.  Hubby went today but I decided to stay home.

You have a great weekend, relax and enjoy your time with your friends and family.

Barbara


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

COFFEE ANYONE


I have the coffee pot on and just waiting for you to arrive so we can share a cup of coffee and  chat awhile. Today has been a hard day on me as I feel so overloaded as a Mom.  But, I know that the good Lord will give me some extra strength to overcome, right?

I started crocheting a Christmas Afghan so I have tried to keep my mind busy with that.   wanna see, here ya go

I have a long way to go before it is finished. 

I hope you are having a good afternoon, I must get off this puter of mine as my mind just isn't working to great today.  Will go drink my coffee and watch the birds as they search for their food.

Barbara


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

HELLO MY DEAR FRIENDS

 
Oh how true it is, my Friends get me through so many times when I feel like just giving up.  Have I ever told you that the hardest job I have ever had is being a Mother.  Alot of good but also alot of sadness.  I am just kind of so down today as spent the day with my daughter and it breakis my heart that I can't do anything to help her sadness.  I can only be there to give her the shoulder to lean on.
 
Really a Hot one today here in sunny Florida.  I keep looking for Fall around the corner but just can't  seam to find him.  Hopefully one day soon it will be here.  I am a winter time gal for sure, you ask, what do you like, well
even though it say Merry Christmas, you see that snowman, yep, I love SNOW.
 
Ok, enough of my silly stuff, wishing you a nice afternoon and evening.
 
Barbara
 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A LITTLE HONEY

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain -- and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder....who knew?

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it's delicious too!

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.

GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural 'Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS:Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.

WEIGHT LOSS:Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times a day for one month.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.

BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

THE WIND BENEITH MY WINGS

Good Morning my Dear Friends and Family,  Today is such a nice day here in sunny Florida.  The afternoon we have been getting really bad storms and hopefully that will stop after dog days are over. 
The picture is of my Daughter, Lori, she is such a special lady and I ask that who ever reads this journal, please keep her in your prayers as she needs a little lifting up in spirits.  She is truely The Wind Beneith My Wings.

Have a Bless day
Barbara

Monday, September 2, 2013

SEPTEMBER BLESSINGS

 
September, another month that will fly by I am sure.  Have you noticed just how fast our months are here today, gone tomorrow, kind of scarey.  With today being a Holiday I think I will just sit back kick up my feet and have a do nothing day.

Went to a few-
yard sales and I did locate one the older ice trays like we used back  in what I still say the good ole days.
You just never know what you will find.

I hope you have a good day and I will back back another day.

Love
Barbara