Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Shopping for MOM?

Set the stage for Mom’s special day with just a dash of flower power, a bite of decadent indulgence, and a glint of gold with these special products designed to make her smile

For the woman who always has all the answers, ask her the ultimate question this Mother's Day: "What do you want to do?" Set the stage for Mom’s special day with just a dash of flower power, a bite of decadent indulgence, and a glint of gold with these special products designed to make her smile.

Instead of running down to the florist's shop last minute and waiting in line, do the smart thing by ordering from ProFlowers. ProFlowers is the premier site to find gorgeous arrangements that are delivered fresh, straight to her doorstep, leaving plenty of time for a little breakfast in bed this Mother's Day. The All the Frills bouquet is outfitted with multi-hued pink roses, pink alstroemeria, and eye-catching green Fuji mums, and are sure to bring a ray of sunshine to the house.

Show her the sweet side with Shari's Berries' Half Dozen Mother's Day Berries. These succulent morsels are an elegant way to wake up her taste buds and show her just how appreciated she is. This collection features two strawberries dipped in creamy milk with white and pink swizzles, two dipped in white with pink sprinkles, and two dipped in dark with chocolate chips.

Just when she thinks her day can't get any more special, pull out a small red box with a memento hidden inside. RedEnvelope's Anniversary Hidden Message Locket Necklace exudes all the luxury of the current geometric shapes trend while housing a special, customizable message inside. The glass locket is filled with one circle charm that is engraved with the gifter's message of choice so she can wear her love for all to see.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Things You Need To Make Onion Skin Dyed Eggs:

Things You Need To Make Onion Skin Dyed Eggs:

*The pappery skin from yellow onions. To dye 1 dozen I used the skin from about 3 lbs. onions.
*1 dozen large white eggs
*Large pot
*Cold water to just cover the eggs

Proceedure To Make Onion Skin Dyed Eggs:

Rub or peel the outer papery skin off of onions. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Caffeinated Club Offers Healthier Alternative to Artificially Sweetened and Colored Diet Drinks Recently Linked to Heart Disease, Cancer and Death

 It has been much a touted story in the news recently; diet drinks which are artificially sweetened and caramel colored are ever more adversely affecting the health of those who consume them, particularly women.  There is a marked increase in heart attacks, strokes and even death, as cited in this March 29, 2014, Reuters article referencing a recent University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics study: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/29/us-heart-dietdrinks-idUSBREA2S0AC20140329 as well as this February 10, 2014, Consumer Reports study regarding carcinogens in caramel coloring: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/01/caramel-color-the-health-risk-that-may-be-in-your-soda/index.htm.

  Refreshing Raspberry
Caffeinated Club, a recently launched line of flavored club soda waters with the added benefit of caffeine and no added sugar or artificial sweeteners, aims to provide a healthier alternative to those diet soda drinkers.  Each 12-ounce serving of filtered carbonated water, is offered in four flavors:  Lemon, Raspberry, Orange-Grapefruit, and Clear, which is unflavored.  Each bottle contains no sugar, no calories and no artificial sweeteners or colors. Caffeinated Club contains the same amount of caffeine as a cola, is also low in sodium, free from gluten and castoreum, and Caffeinated Club is kosher certified and vegan friendly. 
"As a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor and health coach, I recommend Caffeinated Club to my clients who are trying to kick the diet soda or energy drink habit," said Blair Rockoff, Owner and Founder of Rock Solid Health, a personal training and fitness company located in Chicago. "I've always recommended my clients steer away from drinks with excess sugar and any with artificial sweeteners, and Caffeinated Club does both."
"I considered myself addicted to Diet Coke, until discovering Caffeinated Club," said Alex Breuder of Wilmette, Illinois. "I've noticeably lost weight since I stopped drinking Diet Coke."
Caffeinated Club is growing rapidly in Illinois with the recent distribution agreement with Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois, Amazon and Peapod home delivery.

Tweet:  Healthier alternative to artificially sweetened & colored diet drinks is @CaffeinatedClub

About Caffeinated Club:Caffeinated Club is owned and operated by Rocky's Beverages, LLC.  Manufacturing facilities are located at 1813 Elmdale Avenue in Glenview, Illinois, 60026.  For more information about Caffeinated Club and locations where Caffeinated Club may be purchased, please visit www.CaffeinatedClub.com.  For updates and information "Like" Caffeinated Club at https://www.facebook.com/CaffeinatedClub  and "Follow" Caffeinated Club at https://twitter.com/CaffeinatedClub.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


These are more addictive than potato chips.
You should give them a try. You'll be hooked too!


5 cups torn Kale pieces- removing stems
1 Tbsp Olive Oil-add more if needed
1 tsp season salt, or to taste
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
preheat oven to 200. Wash, rinse and tear kale into bite size pieces, place in a large bowl. add oil and toss. Sprinkle on the season salt and nutritional yeast. Toss to coat.
Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014


Some tips for Planning a Butterfly Garden.
Do you have a butterfly garden or have you always wanted one? Our garden is fluttering with active butterflies right now. They seem to be on every flowering thing, adding not only more color to our yard, but movement too. They’re fun to watch as they flit from blossom to blossom. So relaxing too. And while not as busy as bees, butterflies do aid in pollinating so they’re not only pretty to watch but they’re helpful too.Planning a Butterfly Garden

Wednesday, April 2, 2014