Monday, August 31, 2009

Vermont Maple Pumpkin Crunch soap

Autumn is in the air here in New England and once again it is time for the crisp mornings, beautiful Fall colors, and Fall festivities! My new Pumpkin Crunch soap will have you feeling the change of seasons just in time! Loaded with anise, cloves, oatmeal powder, and turbinado sugar.

Essence: A deep and earthy pumpkin puree with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Topped with golden Vermont Maple syrup and crunchy oats. It is absolutely scrumptious!

Color: Rustic and naturally colored with earthy anise powder and spicy cloves

weighs approx. 4.5-5 oz.

*not for consumption even tho you will swear it is edible!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday Stumbling

I am so addicted to a website called Stumble Upon ! Be careful you soon will be also-but check out these cool links I have found while 'stumbling'

Any cool link you could ever want!

The cat that would not let go

Stimulate your Intellect for free!

For Moms to be

Cool way to recycle that wine bottle

A very layered Health Guru site-Interesting and addictive!

Create your own snowflakes


Fun and Games

A site for everything you want to say

Etsy Love on a Sunday Morning

Etsy Finds from searching"Sunday Mornings"

Fired terra cotta clay church by Rothschild Studios

A very creative altered vintage dictionary piece made by trystbykerry

Easy like Sunday morning Aventurine earrings by Gritgoods

Brilliant Sunday morning porch scene byAE Ruffing

This too cute print on woodpaper reminds me of me on Sundays byRosiemusic

Silver leaf soap called Sunday Morning at The Dirty Housewife Soap Co.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday Mojitos!

Don't you just hate Mondays? Make it better with this yummy recipe for a Cuban Mojito! No more than 2 or you will risk that gorgeous skin of yours as well as add up to 220 calories each straight to your ass! Enjoy!

In a mortar or mixing glass combine:
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp hot water
5 fresh spearmint leaves
then muddle
add 1 round slice of lime then muddle again

add shot of silver rum
pour mixture over ice
then squeeze 1 slice of lime on rim of glass-dip in sugar
add Sprite to fill then add one more! shot of rum


*you can also substitute sparkling mineral water or soda for Sprite. I have had it both ways and prefer the sweetness of Sprite-am not a fan of sparkling soda water!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

July Blog Winner!

The July winner for free soap is Julie! Julie please contact me for further details-I have tried to send you an announcement but cannot seem to do so!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the month of July!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Seaweed Therapy from the Oceans

How many people actually EAT seaweed? Is it just a coastal living thing? Many people eat fish, lobster, shrimp! But hardly ever the plants in the sea. Living in Atlanta I had only eaten it in 'faux' Sushi,but since moving to the ocean 5 1/2 years ago, I gave it a try in many other things and fell in love. Well, as much as you can fall in love with seaweed.... When we eat sea plants we are tapping into the ancestral and restorative source of all life-the ocean.Ounce for ounce, they are higher in vitamins and minerals than any other food.Sea greens are one of natures richest sources of vegetable protein,providing full spectrum of beta carotene, chlorophyll, enzymes,amino acids,fiber, and Octacosanol for tissue oxygenation. They are in fact the most nutritionally dense plants on the planet. Some of the things they can do for the body from the inside are cleanse and purify like they do our oceans, use their powerful antioxidants to promote anti-cancer activity, boost overall bone health, and help to balance your thyroid. They are also extremely beneficial to pregnant women.
Sea green antioxidants can also increase your body's fat-burning ability.

And If you are not EATING seaweed, you should at least be putting it on your skin!

Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love who rose out of the sea, owed her supple skin, shiny hair , and sparkling eyes to the plants of the sea. Seaweed returns mineral salts to your skin that other environmental factors deplete. Skin cells retain moisture better from these essential minerals therefore increasing the elasticity and overall appearance. All the while adding amazing luster!
A seaweed bath is the most effective way to get the wondrous benefits! Seaweed balances your body chemistry instead of dehydrating it. The electrolytic magnetic action of the sea plants releases excess body fluids from congested cells and dissolves fatty wastes through the skin, replacing them with key minerals. If you live near an unpolluted ocean you can harvest the plants yourself, otherwise you can buy specialty seaweed soaks (coming soon to the DHW), or dehydrated forms at your local health food store. Immerse yourself in the transforming bath and let it work it's magick on you by coating and increasing perspiration to release toxins from your system, and replaces them by osmosis with minerals. 45 minutes is usually about right to balance the acid-alkaline system. Skin tone, color, and better circulation are almost immediately noticeable. Dry brush your skin before hand for best results. If you are under care for heart disease or high blood pressure , check with the Dr. to see if this is ok for you!

Some Sea Plants to try are:
Kelp-helps to remove radio active particles and heavy metals from the body. Also works as a blood purifier, relieves arthritis stiffness, and promotes adreneal, pituitary, and thyroid health.

Kombu- Powerful skin healing nutrient germanium. Highest in natural mineral salts.

Hijiki- high fiber with 20% protein also has the most calcium of any sea green.

Nori-It contains 50% protein! traditional in Sushi

Arame- this is one of the ocean's richest sources of iodine. promotes soft, wrinkle-free skin, enhances hair's glossiness and helps to prevent hair loss when taken internally.

Bladderwack- packed with vitamin K and is an adrenal stimulant.

Wakame-widely used in the Orient for hair growth, luster , and skin tone.

Dulse- 300 times more iodine and 50 times more iron than wheat. purifying and tonic effect on skin.

Irish Moss- full of electrolyte minerals. helps to detoxify, boost metabolism and strengthen hair, skin, and nails-and low sex drive

(this is the part where I tell you that this post is in NO WAY intended to replace the care of your Dr.. also to mention that some of this verbiage is taken straight outta the book "Healthy Healing" by Linda Page)
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