Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fun with Hot Flashes - NOT!

One day in June. a new gal was hired at my company.  While I was training her, literally every 45 minutes she broke out and was WET.  She would start fanning herself but I thought to myself - HOW MISERABLE!!

Never one to let my "medical degree from the Internet" go unused (LOL), I shared with her what I knew about Maca Root and showed her a few I brought from home.  Can't remember now why I already had some....hmmm....... 

That day, she took one and went from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm without having another hot flash.  A miracle!!  She then ordered her own and I didn't ask again.

Good news I paid attention to the advice I gave her, because about a month ago, I started getting VERY VERY WARM....never wet, never broke a sweat, but definitely not my normal self.    

(And as an aside.....WTH!  I was told I had premature ovarian failure since age 26...have been 100% infertile ever since and have proof of that...no prevention of pregnancy...)...and that I'd not go through menopause.  Hmmm.....

I took my Maca capsules sometimes once a day, sometimes twice....but after a week or so, the effect was less and less.   I was bummed!  One day, however, I was ordering some more of that amazing, natural skin care products from Simply Divine Botanicals.com and saw she was now offering organic Maca Root Powder and I ordered some immediately.  PLEASE go read what she writes about it there.

Maca Root - on Simply Divine Botanicals.com

Ladies!!!!  This stuff is AMAZING.  Not only did it help my "warming sessions", but they are GONE.  Only when I am massively stressed do I have a baby one.......

I put 1/2 to 1 tsp of this powder in my morning green smoothies with my skate liver oil from Green Pasture.org and I have never felt better.

So now I have my own personalized "study" of 2 women...one 46 (me), one 52......and we both are having great relief with this product!

If you decide to try this, please do yourself a HUGE favor and order the sample sets of the skin care....both the main one and the seaweed one.  You will never be happier...you will never look younger.... and say goodbye to those hot flashes!!

Please let me know how it works for you .....love to hear!


Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Console Cabinet - It's Here!

I mentioned before that I have loved this cabinet from afar....for months and months...and never could handle the sticker price.  Yet every time I saw one, I would just light up.....

When I saw it on Joss and Main one Sunday morning for WAY less than I'd ever seen it, I couldn't believe my eyes, put it in my shopping cart and proceeded to hem and haw like nobody's business.

Finally EngineerHubby said I should buy it...he knew how much I loved it....and sometimes we pay a little more for things we love THAT much.

So, I've been waiting and waiting.....and it is finally here!!

This was the temporary TV stand until it arrived.

Mirrored Console made by Hooker Furniture.

 This is ENORMOUS!!!  Wow!!!  Now, I just have to get it accessorized.  Same story with the rest of my house.  Ha!

And yes, WE LOVE IT!!  Even the doggies.....

Have you joined Joss and Main yet?  FREE!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Closet Organization 2012

I've finally gotten my closet organized for now....I still want to cover the metal cabinet with decorative fabric I love....get a window treatment up..........

This is an old tie rack of my husband's....works great for this.......

 Walking in the door, I have my pants on "multi-pants" hangers, something new for me.  I really love them.

My Makeup Station......with my back injury, I cannot bend over so keeping this at standing height makes it really easy for me.

I have makeup organized in the shelves under the mirror....in the colorful ceramic decorative item and then on the shelf to the left.

I got these makeup organizers at Marshall's and TJ Maxx in our area in separate visits....

Looking the other direction...

To those who know me, not shocked to see color-coordinated clothing...... and the jewelry organizer hanging holds all my earrings...

I have dressier shirts on top shelf and casual shirts on bottom....pants/jeans to the right....  If you have never tried not only organizing your clothes by item (pants, shirts, etc.) but by color.....you really don't understand how fun your closet can be.  And easy too!!  It is like shopping at the store.........

Shelving behind makeup station...and my jewelry selections...color-coorinated, of course

Paint color in closet is Sherwin Williams Perfect Greige.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Going to the Vet

Thought I'd share something I had never heard.....we have 2 doggies and when one gets a bladder infection/UTI...the other one soon does too....Turns out...by sharing a water bowl, they share bacteria.

Good to know!

Sage and Sweety....Golden Retriever/German Shepherd Mix and a Purebred Pekingese


Monday, September 3, 2012

Peaceful Observer

"You are not your mind, your emotions or the circumstances of your life. You are the peaceful observer of your mind and emotions that allows life circumstances to pass through and around you for your evolution to finally come to a place of total acceptance of all that is. Only the peaceful observer remains after all else fades away. Only the peaceful observer in total acceptance of what is can take action towards effectively changing anything. You are only this peaceful observer - everything else is as fleeting as the blink of an eye, choose happiness and don't buy into it." 

- Jackson Kiddard
, author & polymath.

This has never been more true or more needed in my life than right now.