Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Three Common Uses For Sage


Sage is a common herb. You can grow it in your garden, or you can pick up fresh sage at the grocery store. It’s easy to find. Here are three common uses for sage.

Household Cleaner 

A mixture of sage, vinegar, alcohol plus a drop of dish soap will create a household cleaner. The sage and alcohol mixture will lessen the scent of the vinegar.

Mouthwash 

You can make a tincture with sage and 190 proof to help with a cough. 

Hair Color 

A combination of sage and boiling water that is allowed to cool can help cover up grey hairs. 

So don’t be afraid to be creative with the herbs in your garden.

Monday, July 9, 2018

You're The Star Blog Hop

Why is it so difficult to not worry about situations that haven't arisen yet? Why do we let our imaginations run wild? That is what I am asking myself today. There is a situation my emotions tell me might occur, but something in my head is telling me that is stupid, why are you worrying about this? I know it's an age old battle for a lot of people. But it is one that I am struggling with this week. And you know what I just have to keep telling myself stop worrying about the unknown.


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Welcome to the second week of the July blog hop called "You're the Star"!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:

Lab Grown Or Natural

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WELCOME to CREATIVE feature week of the July "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your CREATIVE week Hosts 
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This week is CREATIVE feature week
Swing by the Creative hosting Team's blogs:
Colleen @ Butterfly in the Attic
Darlene @ Let It Shine

This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#2 CREATIVE - arts & crafts, music, writing &/or dramatic arts (this can include sewing, yarn work, dance, art history, handmade jewelry, painting, computer art, fashion etc - anything creative while remaining family friendly)
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(These features were chosen from the June "You're the Star" blog hop)

Christy Headband Crochet Pattern by LiliaCraftParty



50+ Free Beach Themed Crafts & Recipes by Sew Historically
50+ Free Beach Themed Crafts & Recipes - Let's Go To The Beach!

Doll From Kids Drawing by Lalka Crochetka


Farmhouse Wood Bead Napkin Ring by Our Crafty Mom
Create Your Own Farmhouse Wood Bead Napkin Rings Our Crafty Mom #woodbeads #diynapkinrings #napkinrings #ourcraftymom



If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

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Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )



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Sunday, July 8, 2018

They Magically Disappear When You Need Them

Co-Workers

Have you ever been assigned a less than desirable task at work? You are the type of person who helps others with tasks so you think maybe someone will help you out. You head over to begin the work, and everyone has magically disappeared. You feel angry and you think about all the times you have helped others. You wonder why aren’t they returning the favor?

You tell yourself I’ll show them I won’t help anyone else with this. But then you realize you don’t want to be a person that ignores others. You know that it isn’t right to act that way. And you tell yourself maybe next time they will help.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

This Week I Am Thankful For

This week I am thankful for so many things. I decided to share some of them with all of you.

Hot summer afternoons that have small rain showers. The rain always feels cool on your skin, and it is always so much cooler after the burst of rain. And then you are blessed with that rainbow. It is always such a relaxing sensation.

The chance to lie under a shade tree on a sunny evening and enjoy the blue sky’, and imagine all of the creations that the clouds present. And the thought that ran through my mind was why don’t I take the time to do this more often?

Making a beaded wind chime. I am thankful for the chance to relax with a good friend. I am also grateful for all of the colors and textures I sorted through.

The sweet taste of cherries. They are one of nature’s candies.

Finding that perfect item for a friend when I was out thrifting. Aren’t those half off sales just dangerous? It really is like a hunting party.

So what are you grateful for this week?




Friday, July 6, 2018

Stop Wasting That Food


We’ve all heard that a lot of food is wasted, but can you imagine just how much there really is? The USDA estimates that 90 billion pounds of food goes uneaten. That comes to about $370 per person each year. Yikes that is an amount of money you can do something with. And now I have your attention right? What can you do about this waste though? Here’s a few simple things.


Plan Your Meals

If you have a family this is a must. From the planner will come a grocery list. As long as you stick to the list you will purchase less food. And you will spend less money and waste less food.

Consider A Food Service 

If you are single consider a food service. Yes, they are a little pricey, but you will be receiving the right amount of food to prepare a meal, and less food will go to waste.

Foodpreppers App 

There is an app for everything. Foodkeeper is a free app that help you determine the best storage methods. It also let’s you know when foods are approaching their storage life.

Support Businesses 

The EPA has set up a program that numerous manufacturers and retailers are involved in to reduce food waste. These businesses recycle their waste through donating, feeding animals and creating compost. Make sure you support these businesses. They are doing something right.


The Case Of The Missing Silkie

I met a beautiful little silkie this week. She wasn’t a silkie terrier, but a silkie hen. She was white with puffy feathers, and blue skin underneath it all. She was a shy little thing. But she was beginning to come out of her shell. And there were plans to turn her into a rainbow chicken.



After we met the whittle widow as she was called. The group of us enjoyed food, drinks and songs. It turned dark, and it was time to escort her to her house. But when we went to find her she was gone.

The other chicks were there, but the widow was missing. We looked in the trees, and we looked through the caged area. There was no commotion that we could remember. And a white chicken is easy to see.

Did she fly the coupe? No, she can’t fly. The fence was closed so she couldn’t have walked out. Perhaps, it was aliens. She was abducted by a race of alien chickens. Or was it a chicken rapture? Probably not, but you can leave no stone unturned.

The practical person in the group decided that a raccoon was the abductor of the wittle widow. If you have any information that can lead to the solution of the case of the missing silkie please comment below.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

$40 StickerYou Custom Sticker Store Credit Giveaway! 2 WINNERS!

How do companies know when I need a product? Yeah, I am probably being traced through my google search or something. But I really have needed a sticker for project I have been working on. Well, I need several so when the opportunity for me to be part of a giveaway from a sticker company, I thought count me in.


Sponsored By: StickerYou

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

2 Winners Will Receive: 

a $40 credit to purchase anything on their site! The $40 credit can also be used towards shipping costs! 

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Open To WORLDWIDE entries and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 7/3 9:00 AM EST through 7/31 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Monday, July 2, 2018

You're The Star Blog Hop

A miracle occurred this week. I went to look at the list of who had to work the holiday at work, and guess what? My name wasn't on it. It was one of those pleasant surprises. I was fully anticipating having to work on y holiday, but hurray! I can celebrate the fourth with the rest of my friends.



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WELCOME to the July 2018 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
All The Colors Of The Garden



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WELCOME to GARDEN feature week of the July 2018 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your GARDEN week Hosts 
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This week is GARDEN feature week
Swing by the GARDEN Hosts blogs:
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#1 GARDEN - gardening, homesteading, recycling, outdoor activities &/or preserving (this can include any type of green living,  repurposed ideas, outdoor concerns, posts relating to farm animals etc all while remaining family friendly)



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(All features were chosen from the June 2018 "You're the Star" blog hop)

Gnome Fairy Garden by Debbie-Dabble Blog



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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )



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Sunday, July 1, 2018

July Goals 2018

June was not a good month for me when it came to completing goals. I ran into some problems because I had to l a few extra days this month. So there was no time to complete extras. This month will be different. I am starting my goals at the very first of the month. So here’s what I want to accomplish this month.

Bear

You saw pictures of some of the projects I have been working on recently. I want to complete the bear. I have been stuck on some of the design recently. But this month the bear will be complete.

Toys

I have a big basket full of toys that I have used for a craft project. I want to sort through those toys to see what direction the crafts should go. And are there any toys I just don’t need.

State Park

I really want to go to one of the parks in the area. They have buffalo. And you can get close to them.
I’m going to see those buffalo this month.

Shoes

I need new work shoes. I have to get new ones every few months, but I hate buying them. This month I will get those new shoes.

That’s what I want to accomplish this month.