Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Coming soon, some examples of eye makeup techniques to try!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I love growing herbs that smell wonderful, like lemon verbena, which always looks like it died over winter and then magically springs up 6 feet in late spring.
My recipe to prevent headaches is:
350 mg feverfew
100 mg vitamin B2
500 mg magnesium
I take it twice a day, morning and evening. It isn't like a painkiller, it's a preventative, although if I start to get a headache it doesn't hurt to take my next dose right then (because that's when I usually realize I forgot to take it).
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Have you ever noticed Jesus does a lot of things backwards? Here he is, the Son of God, the King of Kings, and yet when he talked to people he was always calling himself the Son of Man, which basically means “The Human Being.” He totally downplayed his greatness.
And he was always telling the disciples all his secrets; how to do all the great stuff he did. He didn’t keep anything just for himself. In fact, he told them they would do even greater works themselves.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” John 14:12 14 NKJ.
And just in case any of us were going to wonder later whether we qualify as his disciple, able to do all these great things, he explains that too, a few sentences later:
“ . . . you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?” Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” John 14:20-23.
In other words, anyone who becomes his follower is truly his disciple. Don’t forget, his disciples healed people, even raising some from the dead. And we can be his disciples too. He withheld no important work from them, and he withholds no important work from us either. He didn’t save any special job for himself, except for the redemption of all mankind. That one he did himself!
There’s one final important way disciples must be like Jesus. I think we often forget:
But Jesus called them [his disciples] to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:25-28.Backwards and upside down!
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
I was looking for a new toner and felt like fainting when I saw how much they cost these days! After experimenting (and let's not talk about how I burned myself trying to use straight-up apple cider vinegar), I came up with a recipe for nice little cotton pads soaked in my homemade toner. It's quick to make, cheap, and green, because I recycled a jar to put them in.
Friday, May 20, 2011
I made up some jewelry organizers with little calico squares meant for quilters. The front is clear vinyl so I can see inside, and there's a teeny pocket in the top of the envelope where I can attach stud earrings.
I did learn one thing while I was making these. Never try to iron the stitching on clear vinyl! :)
Next I got busy adding some pockets to a sparkly pink dollar store cosmetic bag. My darling daughter gave me some purse organizers and I'm getting hooked on micro organization!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
(Yum yum I love pasta!)
Bow tie pasta
Pieces of chicken (I used the frozen thighs from Trader Joe's)
Mixed veggies (I used organic mixed veggies from Trader Joe's)
Herbs (Zaatar from World Market)
Red pepper flakes
Cut the chicken in little pieces and saute in a cast iron pan with olive oil. Boil the water for pasta.
Season chicken with sea salt, herbs and just a few red pepper flakes. Cook the pasta.
Use a lemon zester all over one of the lemons to get little strips of lemon zest. Cut up the lemons. (I just used one because the lemons from my tree are huge.)
Lightly cook the veggies in the microwave, not all the way though. Cut up the artichoke hearts into 4ths and add to meat.
Squeeze the lemon juice out of the lemon pieces. Use a little spatula to scrape all the tasty browned chicken flavor from the pan as you stir the lemon juice in. Add some butter.
Throw in most of the lemon zest but save a little to decorate the top. Stir in the veggies. Make sure everything is nice and hot.
Strain the pasta and mix everything up in a nice big bowl. Garnish with lemon zest.
Serve with a nice green romaine salad.