Saturday, December 29, 2018

Nore to my Followers

  
To all my followers:
My computer is currently out. It does not want to open after I login, so until it is corrected I cannot upload any photos. I wish to ask that you visit again after the new year for new post updates. I also want wish you all a very happy new year. May 2019 bring you a great year full of good health and full of joy. 

See you next year.


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Christmas Decorating Has Started

 This year I downsized in decorating for Christmas. But even though my arthritis pains continue to throw me in bed for a few days at a time, it sure hasn't killed my Christmas spirit.
So my decorating has begun. Though a simpler way of decorating is now my way of doing things it sure looks like Christmas at home. Next week I will post my Christmas tree and the rest of my decorating. Have a great week.








Sunday, November 18, 2018

Creative Christmas Wreaths

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I just love a creative mind when making a Christmas wreath. Here are a few creatively made wreaths for any home.

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Love creative wreaths for the holidays.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Sacredness of our own Family

FAMILY

A sacred institution with extreme blessings

I came across this picture of a hand painted family tree a few months ago. The beautiful artwork and the display of family photographs scream out to me how sacred this family is to the homeowner.


As I studied carefully the beauty of this artwork I could visually imagine the designer's love for her art in wanting to display her family for everyone to see.

The painting of this tree brings me to think of those who have passed on before within my own family and how they are also wanting to be remembered. Searching for our family tree is very simple and if you wish to search your family tree, just go to familysearch.com or ancestry.com. Our family members are waiting patiently to be part of our family tree forever. 

No matter how small or large your family may be...your family is one of the most sacred blessings God created just for you.



Tuesday, October 30, 2018

What Sugar Does and the Rewards You'll get by Eliminating it Forever it

Sugar, Sugar, Sugar!!!

This horrible sweetener that can ruin your body's mechanism is a poisonous snake dipped in all foods.

As vegans, we stay away from foods sprayed with pesticides, animal products, dairy, harmful ingredients like GMO & corn syrup...but we do not spare the love of sugar in many foods. 
Well doesn't everybody?
For some reason, sugar is our first go to for comfort and peace, but sugar in any form can kill you, make you suffer in pain from your toes to your head.

For the past 3 years, I was in great pain and that bothered me, plus I was dependent on pain medication every day. I had been a vegan for 14 years now and didn't know why I was in such pain, I thought it was my RA attacking my body. I always knew pain attacks the body when we eat foods that our body cannot digest or combat when it is harmful to us.  But for a while now I couldn't pinpoint what was I eating that was attacking me back. The revelation came one day when I was listening to a video on youtube that specifically mentioned that sugar is the leading cause of joint pain especially to Rheumatoid Arthritis patients and those that suffered from an autoimmune problem and thyroid disease. Immediately my ears went up and as I listened carefully to the researcher's talk I was overcome with delight and emotion to know this any sugar intake is the root of my problem. And since I also suffer from RA and thyroid disease  I started researching sugar and it's dangerous cause of pain. And yes it is confirmed by medical researchers that Sugar is the main cause of joint pain.

I thought about this for 2 days and I made a decision to stay away from sugar.
I immediately cleared out all the food in my pantry, fridge and food storage of any items that contained sugar and almost all foods I had there had large amounts of sugar in them. Well let's say my food storage, pantry and fridge are almost empty.

After the first 3 days with no sugar, my joint pain came to a stop and so far it's been 14 days today that I have been without any type of sugar and I feel like I am 15 years old again. I can walk quickly with no pain or cane, I can go up and down the stairs which I couldn't do before, I can clean my home and car and enjoy my day with no pain. I haven't had any pain meds since I started the no sugar diet and I sleep like a baby at night and all night until the alarm clock goes off in the morning. I haven't done that for 14 years.

One thing if you eat lots of pasta, white potatoes and starchy rice or roots, you are killing yourself. These foods only convert into fat and sugar in your body. Eat lots of fresh plants and fresh fruits. Fresh fruits are natural sugar and it will not harm you like regular sugar does. I am planning to check and study about stevia since the sugar is extracted from the stevia plant, very natural and better than regular sugar.

So if you are in constant joint pain, if you suffer from any form of arthritis, autoimmune disease constant headaches that won't go away, brain fog, lack of energy, fatigue, stress, and insomia...stop eating sugar. When you do you won't hurt anymore and everything on this list will disappear.
I am living proof of this test and I will never eat foods that contain sugar...plus I already lost 10 lbs.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Distressed Farmhouse Bathroom 2018 Completed.

When your passion is decorating that means you will never say the word..." finished". Once you think it looks good you redo it again until it is better.

So in my cozy apartment, the projects and the painting continues like a never-ending story.
I am always moving things around looking for better and nicer looks on things throughout the house.

Here is a bathroom corner decorated to go with my farmhouse theme.


That area was completed and new ruffled farmhouse shower curtain in white went up to enhance the farmhouse theme.



Now that this task was completed I can now reveal the rest of the bathroom.







Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Happy Birthday Paloma

Wishing our lovely Paloma a great day on her Birthday.

HAPPY 19th BIRTHDAY PALOMA




We love you.



Sunday, September 16, 2018

Fall has Arrived in my Home


I am so excited for this Fall season that is soon to arrive. To me, it has already arrived and I am loving the cool weather outside. My apartment is slowly getting done. New drapes will be up tomorrow and some more Fall decor will go up this week. I am so in love with my new gray slipcover, it has given my light walls a great depth of color to the room. Hope to see you again next Tuesday with the rest of the decor (New drapes and sheers). Have a great week my peeps.






Sunday, September 9, 2018

My Recent Car Accident

They say in life, "No matter how tight financially you may be or how desperate your life may seem, God is always in control and always there to help and hold you up from drowning".

And boy these words are so true.

Last Saturday as I traveled west on South Broadway a lady was exiting McDonald's without stopping to wait for the incoming traffic to disappear. As she pulled her way into the 4 lane kayos I crashed right into her as I had the right away. Unfortunately, she destroyed my entire motor crushing my radiator and denting my motor right down the middle. Now my car is totaled and I am without a car.

 My car was already 16 years old and with 108,423 miles on it, I knew sometime soon I would have to get another one. Well, the time has come and I thank God for sparing my life one more time (4 times so far). Thank God for having good car insurance and so did the other lady. I now have a rental car and I am good for a month or as long as I keep looking for a car, I can keep the rental.
God sometimes allows things to happen so we can be in a better situation then what we were before.


You can see how she pulled out right into the incoming traffic and right in front of me.





Friday, August 31, 2018

New Shadow-box for Mom's Marathon Medals


As you may have read on my mother's marathon medals and how much she loves running. Well, my Mom is 81 years old and yeas for the past 50 years she has been running. She runs daily from 10 up to 15 miles. As an avid runner, so far she is great in health and very slender. A true vegetarian and very picky about what she puts in her mouth. Mom is a gem and we (her 3 children) are all so proud of her.

I wanted her medals to have a beautiful display area in her living room, so I bought her a shadowbox and my son organized and displayed them beautifully.


Now they look lovely.