Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Benefits of Coconut Oil

I am so behind on my "regular" blogging that I've not even updated on my latest healthy quests....and one is trying coconut oil.


I've read so many articles on coconut oil over the years and thought I'd give it a try.  Tropical Traditions offered to send me a jar to try but I was under no obligation to write a review.  I had already ordered some coconut oil for the dogs.....I know...right?  Order for the dogs first? lol  It was cheap, what can I say...... :)

Anyhoo...I got my jar of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil and have been putting it in my morning smoothies.  I had a lot of other plans but with my work schedule and our building a house and moving, just haven't found the time.

So...what have I noticed, if anything? Pekingese Sweety itches MUCH LESS........I had ordered it for them just thinking it would be healthy.  I had no idea it would help her itching.  So that is a huge plus.  I know it is the coconut oil because we ran out and before the new one got here, her itching incessantly returned.  We put it in their dog food morning and night - we run hot water, mix a small amount of wet food with their dry food and add in the coconut oil and stir it really well.   Both dogs eat it as if there is nothing different about it.  For them, we do NOT use the Gold Label!  lol

Then for me....I didn't notice anything huge at first.  It was slowly that I realized my skin was less "spots" healed and are now more dry patches on my arms....

Then, out of nowhere almost, I had a cycle.....not sure if I am in peri-menopause or what (diagnosed recently as Premature Ovarian Failure, which explains being infertile since age 26....but anyhoo), I never know when I'll have a cycle.  But within 2 weeks of starting the coconut oil, I had one.  That was interesting!

My appetite is less, my hair seems healthier, my skin is much better....I have decided to keep this in my diet and health routine and just wanted to share in case you were interested in trying it.

Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

House Building - Photos

Paint - Sherwin Williams Perfect Greige on all walls except Formal Dining and Master Bedroom and those are Sherwin Williams Peppercorn.

Laundry Hall

Added a door instead of the window for the boys to come in and out.

Closet instead of Drop off area.....TV and computer wire hub.

Walking in from Garage Door.

Bedroom Downstairs

Another Bedroom Downstairs

Downstairs Hall Bath

Huge closet in Bonus Room

I did not make these vacuum marks!

Upstairs Bathroom - another bedroom upstairs is not shown.


Monday, May 21, 2012

House Building - More Photos

I LOVE the colors...I've shown the house so many times and while folks wonder why "she picked gray???"....when they see it in person, each one has loved it.  If you would like to check out the colors, they are:

Sherwin Williams Perfect Greige  SW 6073

Sherwin Williams Peppercorn  SW 7674

Yellow River Granite

Yellow River Granite

Yellow River Granite

Yellow River Granite

Yellow River Granite

Yellow River Granite

Yellow River Granite

Yellow River Granite
We added InstaHot water and a water filtration system that filters all water, all ice makers (2) all refrigerators...

Sherwin Williams Peppercorn SW7674
15X19 Master Bedroom  - LOVE IT!

We upgraded to suspend the glass rather than frame it in...

My closet

EngineerHubby's Closet (it's larger....hmph)

Cables?  Well...he's gonna put his desk in the back of this closet....yep....privacy??  lol

Yellow River Granite

My now infamous "Shampoo Shelf"

When EngineerHubby took the doors off the design and I questioned being cold, instead of putting the FREE doors back on, he ordered $1100 worth of heaters.....Yes, he did.  *roll eyes*  And when the wrong brand was ordered with the controls pretty low (my back issues in the morning make bending very difficult), he had them install controls up higher on the wall.  Sweet husband!

My other "heater" at other side of shower.

Looking out from shower.

Yellow River Granite

Yellow River Granite

More later!