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Been busy….

I’ve been busy since I last posted. Here are some things that I have done while away.

Here is something I love to make but my stomach hates me for eating too much of when I do. This is what I call barley risotto, it has onions, mushrooms, butter, chicken broth, leftover roasted chicken and yes barley.

Unfortunately my daughters kitty, Bruce, got down and sick, come to find out he has some chronic illness that if stressed enough will bring it on. Poor thing was sick for about a week and really loved medicine time…we mixed it with wet food. He is such a character.

We adopted this cutie, the stressor to kitty :(. Ended up being too much for our whole family, other critters included so we had to give him back. ;(.

Our sweet momma dog, Cleo, left us a few weeks after we got crazy dog. It was very hard for my hubby and I, especially my hubby since he had had her since a pup.

Our sweetie, Dexter, passed away a few weeks ago. Come to find out since ferrets have so much inbreeding they don’t live very long due to tumors or other illnesses. We think he had a tumor on his pancreas.

We got this cutie, Nutmeg, seeing that our other ferret baby seemed to be lonely and depressed due to his brother passing. She is alot of fun and crazy in a very little package. Lol

WIPS and projects is progress…

Will explain them more later! Bye for now!

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KnitFlixing Anyone?

To knitflix

I personally knit-crochet and fix (Netflix) or watch tv (Hulu, regular tv, etc.). Its nice to hear that the craft of knitting/crochet is growing with the younger crowds.

I can hardly do anything else nowadays but crochet/knit, Im obsessed. I really am obsessed, I think about it all the time. I want to do it all the time. Sitting still without yarn and a hook or needles in hand is very difficult to even stand anymore. I know that this is almost sad or maybe a problem but I try to keep it appropriate. Lol. There are days that I fo put off my chores for it too, like today. I am starting to get some done, but another reason is the weather is crappy and I do have a migraine as well. It is hard to even concentrate with that going on.

As my pics show, I am knitting or crocheting and flixing sometimes with the love of a furry. I do miss them, we only have the small white/orange one left….my daughters kitty.

Eclectic · Essential Oils · Hobbies · Interests

Essential Oil All-Purpose Spray

An inexpensive, non-toxic alternative to commercial cleaners, this essential oil All-Purpose Spray will soon become your go-to cleaning agent. When you want to keep your family safe from chemicals and leave your home smelling fresh and clean, this all-purpose spray can help you get the job done.

You can use any essential oils of your choice, however, we recommend using some of the best essential oils for cleaning, including Lavender, Lemon, Wild Orange, Eucalyptus, doTERRA On Guard®, Peppermint, and Grapefruit. When you use this all-purpose spray to wipe down surfaces in the bathroom, kitchen, and other common areas, you’ll be doing the environment a favor, while keeping your family safe and adding an extra element of freshness to the home.

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Essential Oil Glass Cleanser

It can be difficult to find an effective glass cleaner that isn’t full of toxins and chemicals that are damaging to the body as well as the environment. If you are looking for a natural alternative to hazardous glass cleaners, try making your own! This essential oil Glass Cleanser will allow you to use some of the best essential oils for cleaning—Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Wild Orange—to wipe away fingerprints, water stains, and more.

Using three simple ingredients, you’ll be on your way to cleaner windows and mirrors in no time. And when you use this natural glass cleanser, you’ll smell the inviting, fresh scent of essential oils, rather than breathing in harsh toxins all day.

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Natural Air Freshener

If you are constantly looking for natural alternatives when it comes to cleaning and freshening your home, this Natural Air Freshener with essential oils is right up your alley. With only a few ingredients and easy assembly, you can quickly add the fresh scent of essential oils to any area in your home using this simple DIY.

The best part about this DIY is that it gives you the freedom to use your favorite essential oils. Just choose a few oils that you like best, and add them to the mixture to give it a fresh, long-lasting scent. Essential oils like Cassia, Geranium, doTERRA Balance®, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Purify, doTERRA On Guard®, or Wild Orange will add a powerful, refreshing aroma to this natural air freshener that is sure to brighten up any area of the home. While many store-bought fresheners contain toxins and chemicals, you can rest easy knowing that his natural air freshener provides a safe alternative for adding a little freshness to your home.

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Essential Oil Refrigerator and Microwave Cleaner

Cleaning out a grimy microwave caked with stains or a refrigerator full of mysterious sticky residue is not a fun job. However, stains, spills, and other residue will soon be replaced with the lovely scent of Lemon essential oil with this simple Refrigerator and Microwave Cleaner DIY.

What once was a dreaded chore will soon be a simple task with a little help from vinegar, hot water, and doTERRA Lemon oil. Not only will this DIY save you time, but you’ll also smell the refreshing scent of Lemon each time you open the fridge or microwave.

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Candy Cane Sugar Scrub w/ essential oils

Are you looking for a festive and fun way to spread Christmas cheer? Try out this fun candy cane scrub made with Peppermint essential oil. This scrub takes only a few ingredients and can easily be customized with your favorite colors and essential oils. You and friends could make batches for presents!! 🎁

Ingredients

¾ cup white sugar

½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil<<<<<
ps Peppermint oil<<<<<
afe food coloring

Tip: In place of white sugar, you could use sea salt. In place of Fractionated Coconut Oil you could use almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil. <<<<<
uctions

1 Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.

2 Divide mixture equally into two bowls.

3 In one bowl, add red skin safe food coloring.

4 Layer red and white scrub to create a ‘candy cane' effect.

Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

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DIY bathroom scrub recipe

Cleaning the bathroom is not an experience people look forward to very often. Being stuck in a small closed space with harsh chemicals not only makes it hard to breathe, but can also be hazardous to your health.

The next time you clean your bathroom, why not try mixing up an effective cleaner with many ingredients you already have at home. It still might not be your favorite household chore, but you will at least have a clean bathroom cleaning products to make the job a little easier to handle.

Soft Scrub for Bath, Tile, and Toilet

Make in small batches and store in an airtight container. This is enough for two to four applications. This soft scrub is excellent for getting rid of soap scum, removing stains, and brightening your tile and toilet. To use, just apply and let it sit for 5–10 minutes and then scrub. Once done scrubbing, take a wet cloth and wipe clean.

Ingredients

¾ rounded cup baking soda

¼ cup unscented liquid castile soap

1 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon vinegar

5–10 drops lemon 🍋 essential oil

Note: This scrub is also great to use to help clean your kitchen sink, refrigerator, or tile floors.

Instructions

1 In bowl, combine baking soda and castile soap.

2 Add water and stir.

3 Add vinegar and essential oil. The consistency should be a soft paste.

4 Store in airtight container.

5 Add ingredients directly to partially drained bowl. As it reacts, scrub toilet.

Note: This combination is intended for one use at a time.

DIY Bathroom Scrub Recipe

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Today’s pondering 🤔

So, after hubby and the kids leave, I busied myself cleaning some. We needed to rid boxes in the living room and move some things out of the way for the carpets to be steam cleaned. The place we are renting requires us to have it done every 6 months prior to our 6 months inspection….granted we only moved in August, technically (the hubby did, kids and I came in September). Then I worked a few hours, ran to the pharmacy and back and did final preparations for the cleaners.

So I’m watching one of my favorite shows, Law and Order, and on that channel it keep advertising these reality shows. The definition of reality tv is: type of television programming that aims to show how ordinary people behave in everyday life, or in situations, often created by the program makers, which are intended to represent everyday life. Definition of reality tv

In my opinion that is a bunch of horse pucky! (To put it nicely).


These people are on there they are not acting normal, they are going to extremes!


And then of course you have the celebrity reality shows, like they need money and fame??


Then the shows are going to extremes! I mean really are there seriously people out there looking for people that are in jail to date/marry when they get out?? Or do they pay these people??

Ok, so that is my ponderance for today.