Happy 239th Birthday America!!!

THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY – Have you ever considered what it meant for those 56 men – an eclectic group of ministers, businessmen, teachers, university professors, sailors, captains, farmers – to sign the Declaration of Independence? This was a contract that began with the reasons for the separation from Great Britain and closed in the final paragraph stating

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

These men took this pledge seriously and it cost them greatly. When Samuel Adams signed the Declaration, he said,

“We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come.”




My Oily Lovelies!

Good morning!!

Do you know how important Selenium is for our bodies?

Do you have enough Selenium in your diet?

True Source from Young Living is a great source of Selenium!

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We should normally consume between 200-400 micrograms of selenium daily. Too much selenium is toxic; however, the average American consumes just 60 mg daily.  Selenium increases the anti-oxidant capabilities throughout the entire body and improves blood flow, lowers inflammation and modulates immune function. It is one of the most important considerations in someone who is dealing with chronic inflammation and/or an auto-immune condition.The most common disorders associated with selenium deficiencies include cancer, fatigue, stunted growth, high cholesterol, liver & pancreatic disorders.

Selenium attaches protective anti-oxidants such as glutathione on damaged areas of DNA. This process helps to reduce and repair damaged cell DNA.
*source Dr. David Jockers

This is just some interesting information that I have been reading about and wanted to share with you!!

May your day be blessed my friend!!


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Morning Friend!

Good-Morning-Coffee-PinkToday is: Wednesday July 2


Outside is: Already muggy :( Weird weather…for here. It’s hot and stormy with lightning. We are used to hot and dry.


I can smell:My coffee. Would not be a spectacular morning without it!! I have the windows open and can smell the heat starting to surround the house…its gonna be a steamy one!


In the oven for dinner: It’s too hot for dinner. Maybe tuna and toast? With a green salad on the side? Sounds light and won’t make the house sweaty!


What I have been thinking about:  Ugh. I am not happy with the way the world has been spinning lately. Marriage, vaccines, obamacare (little o on purpose), children being abducted into sex slavery, flag controversy, gun control, police hatered, judges/governors feeling they are gods…CRAZY! Friday was the worst. I was sad, then mad, then okay, then hurt, then confused, then irritated, then okay again, then broken hearted, then flabbergasted, then disappointed, back to okay again, then the circle would repeat.  This is so biblical, what is going on. I just wish more people would open their eyes and see!! Jesus is coming and coming SOON!! Things are backwards. What is right is now considered wrong in the world and all things wrong are celebrated. I am disgusted at the way things are happening around me. Yes, this has all been around for longer than I have been alive. I realize that. I also study history by choice and see that all the changes that are going on have habitually happened at the decline of a nation.  Not just right now, but  for centuries past this has been true. I do not think that will change here. I think we are on a downward spiral that is getting faster and faster to a great implosion. Biblically predicted over 2000 years ago and right on target. My friends, get right with the Lord ASAP!!



The project I am working on: Getting my son ready for his MAA training in a few days. Do not be confused with MMA. He will be wrestling I am sure, but he is working for his Master At Arms.  I know he was excited because so many cadets wanted this training and he got it!!  He is bummed because his best buds did not, so they won’t be training together this summer. It is still going to be good for him though, make new friends and all. This being said, why is it a project for me? I have new patches to sew on his uniform before he goes out there, paperwork to find and take with us, pick up new clothing/shoes needed for camp, haircut for him before he leaves… I only have a few more days!!!


Mood today: I am contemplative.  The world I live in is not the world I am living for.  My heart is repeating this over and over. Jesus use me to serve You. I know You are coming soon!!


What I am reading: The Bible.


School Stuff: Kiddos, off for a few weeks!! One week just because, one week for VBS, two weeks for camp then back to the whole school she-bang!


Picture to share: Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken!!!

095My daughter bought me dinner so I would not have to cook!!

Love that girl!!


Have a blessed day my friend!



Last-minute healthy dishes


These are some great recipes I am trying that I thought you might enjoy too!! Especially the freezer fudge!!

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Do you have a crowd coming over and need some fresh new dishes to serve?  Or do you have an event to attend and need to bring an easy, healthy dish?  Here are a few of my faithful standbys that are both delicious and nutritious.  These are year-round favorites, but especially great this time of year when so many dishes are laden with bad fats, processed non-foods, chemically enhanced products and nasty white sugar.  Do what you can to boost your immune system with the fuel you put in your body!

I love this easy chicken salad.  After boiling and chopping about two pounds of chicken, I add a cup of green onions, a cup of celery, a half-teaspoon of cumin, with ground pepper and sea salt to taste.  I like to use grapeseed oil Veganaise instead of mayonnaise because of the better fats.   Walnuts or pecans are a great…

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Morning Worship

035My Bible open, coffee brewed and steaming in a cup right next to me, the sun is just beginning to peek its light over the horizon. I sit and share a few precious moments with The Lord. The quiet house is so peaceful, but stuffy. I get up and open up the windows to let in some of the cooler air.  I pause and breathe in the crisp morning breeze. It fills me and I smile. Before returning to my Bible readings, I am captured by the song of a bird. So beautiful is its melody. That little bird God created, as soon as it sees the glory of the sun rising begins singing praises to The King. One singular bird, praising the most high with all his might. Moments later, more birds awaken and join in the joyful chorus. Not one of the birds singing the same tune, yet all together, they are melodious.  I am frozen to my spot thinking of the beautiful worship that is being delivered to my Savior right at that moment and how it must make Him feel. Silly as it sounds, I want to cry at the beauty of the short time I am blessed to be a part of.

Then as the world starts its day, vehicles begin zooming by, drowning out the sweet sounds of the little worshipers in the trees.  If you take a moment, you can still hear the birds in between the mechanical noises of the man made world. Is this the enemy’s way of us missing out on the daily praise nature has for God every time dawn breaks? Are we all so busy now, focused on what really does not matter that we are missing our morning worship of God?  The Lord blesses everyday with a beautiful new chance, a new day. There is worship provided by the birds. There is quiet to have a better conversation with our Father.

Lord, may I never be so busy as to not have time for You. May I be like the bird who at first light sings praise to You. You are my heart, my soul, my reason for everything. Jesus, may I not be drowned out like the songs of the birds by the world. May I be the song that someone is straining to hear and may that song lift Your name high! I love You so much Lord!

To you reading my thoughts, may your day be blessed my friend :)

Be a bird!

Better Than A Brand Rep

Here is the picture I posted of Belle wearing her  Little Sunshine Shades.

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I am not the photographer that my daughter is but I thought it was cute :)

Then because we are the all American family, we bought the “Freedom” Shades she sells for Belle and her besties :)

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So cute aren’t they?

I  really love her children’s glasses and I had to post some more styling pictures of Belle in them. (I had my talented daughter take them)


067 068The first picture she is wearing the Freedom shades. In the second picture she is wearing the Simona Shades.

We were so blessed to find out that Little Sunshine Shades then named their newest eyewear after Belle!!


You can find them here for $7!!

They are called Belle!! What an honor!!

So you know that means we will be doing more photo ops soon…wearing Belle Shades!!

Thank you Little Sunshine Shades!!