Sunday, May 31, 2009


Today is the beginning of my 35th year! It is amazing to stand here now and acknowledge all of my struggles and triumphs. Realizing the magnificent beauty that lies in this very moment. This year I have had an amazing epiphany... 
Once we get passed "Our Story" can we begin truly living our lives... even though, through the culmination of "our story" have we become the magnificent beings that we are...we have to let go of that to truly see our life's potential... living life in the present... 
I am excited about this 35th year! I am sure it will be the best one yet! 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wasp Stings!

A beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon... and all of a sudden blood curdling screams emanating from the trees! My youngest daughter of  8, Alexis, has been stung by a wasp! The perfect fix is a paste made from baking soda and water and a few drops of lavender essential oil... Takes the sting right out. If there is a stinger left in, use a paste made from tobacco and apply. 

Peace has been restored! 

Friday, May 15, 2009

Sprouting Soon!

Soon I will begin posting fun and intersting facts and recipes for making your own
herbal apothecary products!

Love and Blessings


Summer is coming in full tilt. The garden is alive with beautiful blooms and veggies galore. The morning air is filled with the chirping of baby birds and the clicking of the bug kingdom. Do you know there are several natural alternatives for relief from these pesky life forms, that are not toxic to our bodies or the planet?

Neem (Melia azadirachta) spray is an excellent insect repellant. There is a company that makes a great neem bug repellant called Neema Aura. Where I live the mosquitos in the summer could pick you up and carry you away. It is also good for your pets! ( It can also be sprayed in the garden. )

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) essential oil is excellent for our pets as a flea repellant. A few drops brushed through your animals fur can help deter the pesky fleas.

If you do happen to get a few mosquito bites, or happen to land in a mess of fire ants, as I do many times while working in the garden, Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil is an excellent fix. Just a drop applied directly to the bite area will offer great relief!

May we all be thank-full for the blessings of  Summer!