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Monday, 27 March 2017

BonBons for Your Lips: With Fruit Extracts Too!

OOOH, Bon Bons for your lips. Vanilla fragrance, fruit extracts and five natural oils. Plus moisturizing with a subtle hint of color. YES!!

Support Ren in her passion to make every woman look and feel her best.
Thank you
#Unique #passion #BonBons #VanillaFragrance #FruitExtract #NaturalOils #Color #LipBalm #Moisturizing

Ale Isn't Only for the Irish

Honey Ale Soap isn't just for the Irish and leprechauns but of course if you Irish that's ok too.
If your a leprechaun you will have to let me know what you think lol

I was inspired by St Patrick's day to create this Honey Ale soap. I wasn't able to do it in time for St Patty's day but
no reason you can't enjoy it now. 

Honey Ale Soap is made with Honey, Glycerin, Coconut, Natural Liquid Castile Soap, Honey Ale Fragrance and coloring.
I've made some in a darker green and some in brownish orange. You choose the color that suits you. 

I created the top with a white glycerin to add a bit of frosting look. 

If you have purchased soaps that promised to make your skin moisturized and were left wanting and feeling ripped off, then your more than ready to try Honey Ale Glycerin soap. Your skin will be treated to moisture and you will enjoy a light honey and ale scent. Not too much scent but just enough 
to delight your senses.Order yours belong and Enjoy!

Honey & Ale Green with white Topping

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Honey & Ale Orange/Brown with White Topping
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#HoneyAle #Soap #Glycerin #Irish #Ale # leprechauns # CoconutOil #fragrant #LiquidCastile #moisturizing #honey

It is a Magnificent Monday: Choose to Eat Better

Good Morning! It's going to be a Magnificient Monday!

Over the weekend I discovered 'Ditching the Drive-Thru' by
J. Natalie Winch.

If your fed up with processed foods, GMO's and the harmful effects to you and your family, J. Natalie Winch 
will help you navigate through the murky waters.

Let's face it, many of you are exhausted at the end of the
day, whether you work from home or out of the home.
Do you hit the drive-thru or grab a fast making pre-made meal at the store? feel guilty because you didn't
feed yourself and your family healthful food.

Ditch the guilt and the Drive-Thru,
I strongly suggested getting your hands on 
J. Natalie Winch book, 'Ditching the Drive-Thru'.
She will show you how to:
* How to create your own thirty-month plan to convert your family from junk food to real food, without a revolt!
* Recipes and advice on planning and prepping meals so you can make home-cooked a habit for your family
* Instructions for getting the most out of produce using techniques such as lacto-fermentation, dehydrating, and canning
* An introduction to the world of farm-direct sales, including tips on locating local farms, seeing through marketing buzzwords, and shopping with CSAs 

Ditching the Drive-Thru exposes the insidious hold the commercial food industry has taken over the fast-paced lives of the average American and the danger these processed foods and diet plans pose to our health, environment, and emotional well-being. Learn how to break free from the grind and return to a simpler relationship with food from farmers, not factories, and home-cooked meals that are created in your kitchen, not on a conveyor belt.

#Monday #FoodChoices #GMOs #DriveThru #JNatalieWinch  #DitchingtheDriveThru

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Good Sunday Morning: Are You a Sprouter?

Good Sunday Morning!
I hope you have a wonderful day.

Are you one who likes to sprout seeds for your salad fixings and the like? Are you new to sprouting but want to get started? This kit below will get you well on your way! 
Sprouting is an inexpensive way to add delicious nutrition to your salads. Go ahead and give it a try. 

Sprout Life Country Mix Sprouter & Sprouting Kit with 5 Healthy Varieties of Sprouting Seeds & Sprouting Jar - Plus Healthy Sprout Recipe Book Download

#sunday #tulips #morning #wonderfulday #sprouting #sproutingkit

Friday, 24 March 2017

It's a Dog Gone Good Friday

Dusty says Good Morning to everyone at 
Home at Hearth.
He thinks it's a dog gone good #Friday too :)
What's your Friday going to be like?
I'm getting my Pic Line IV out today and I'm
excited to be done with that. Yeah! 
I'm also working oen another soap creation.
I got inspired by St Patrick's Day with some Honey and Ale. :)
If you didn't have a chance to read and watch the videos I did of creating the Chocolate Mint Soap, do have a look. 

#GoodMorning #Friday #DogGoneGood #ChocolateMint #HoneyAle #soap

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Izzy's Born to Be A Star

Neal Zundell (Izzy's father) writes a daily Caring Bridge article from Sunday to Fr'iday, advocating for his 6-year old angel who was born with a rare genetic neurological disorder, Leukodystrophy, which was officially diagnosed around his 3rd birthday. Although his life expectancy is 8-9 years, Neal continues to consider all plausible medical treatments and interventions capable of improving Izzy’s severely limited quality of life, and to attempt to provide him a life that is primarily pain-free for as long as this progressive, degenerative and irreversible disease will enable this. Additionally, Neal shares his personal and poignant perspective of living with an angelic-mortal, and how the blessing of Izzy has profoundly affected all aspects of his life, due to the benevolence of the almighty God! 

OCTOBER 2013: I'm 3 years old and I don't walk or talk, but if I did I would tell you all my story. My birth seemed normal. The nurses said I had a good cry and good grip. I did fail my initial newborn hearing test, but in fairness to me I was just born and really had no time to study for it. Besides, the doctors and nurses told Mommy and Daddy that there are lots of false positives. I began to develop normally. turning over at 3-4 months and crawling at 7-8. When I was 9 months old my pediatrician said not to worry about my hearing as I was responding to his voice. If I was able to clearly hear that I would have said otherwise. By the time I was a year old I was trashing/rearranging pots/pan and my favorite draws - the cutlery drawers!!! I wasn't walking at 18 months but my lazy 9 year old brother walked at 18 months and my lazier 7 year old sister at 19 months. By 20 months mommy and daddy got nervous and took me to an audiologist. We found out I was born with a moderate hearing loss and was fitted for hearing aids. Although I ordered ones that pick up ESPN, they didn't pick up cable TV. I was still not walking at 21 months so they took me to a pediatric neurologist. The man, who looked older than Father Time, said he saw nothing neurologically wrong with me. But I got into Early Intervention and got Speech, Occupational, Physical and every other type of therapy to strengthen my leg muscles. I would cruise along the house against the wall, or walk holding on, but was unable to walk without assistance, They said I was significantly developmentally delayed. One prevailing theory was my balance and motor skills were off because I wasn't hearing correctly. The progress was slower than anticipated and I still wasn't walking or talking at 2 1/2. Mommy and Daddy got me into a really good Pediatric Neurologist at the University of Chicago Children's Hospital. They took an MRI and all sorts of blood tests, including genetic testing. They were fairly certain that I had some genetic syndrome but which one was anybody’s guess. Daddy and others were leaning towards autism, and shortly after my 3rd birthday on August-28-2013 these tests were performed. On an autumn Friday the Neurologist called with the most devastating news - It was a disorder called Leukodystrophy. I won't sugar coat this - it's a non-reversible, not fixable degenerative genetic disease ... in simple English, it's terminal and fatal. We all have so many questions, but until we know the class of my specific disease, there will still be too many unknowns. After their initial guess proved incorrect, the doctor took more genetic tests which are expected to tell the entire gloomy picture within 4-6 weeks. Mommy and Daddy are coping as best they can. They believe God put me here on this world to unite people together, and that is what I intend to do for as long as I'm on this transient earth. Don't feel bad for me; I'm doing what God intended for me to do, and don't feel bad for my family. As Daddy says, God feels my family is special and worthy to have such a special child as myself in their care. I may not know how to walk and talk, but I most certainly know that I'm loved by my parents, my siblings and so much family and friends. So we will fight the good fight. Please join me in our  annual Passover campaign as an exorbitant amount of financial resources are required to cover my medicine, therapy and other resources (Help Izzy Lick Leukodystrophy). This is my journey, and thank you for being a part of it, 
Follow Izzy's Journey:
visit/izzyzundellsjourney To contribute to the Annual Passover Campain by clicking on the Link: 

#IzzyZundell #Leukodystrophy #journey #PassoverCampaign #rareGeneticdisease #matzo #passover

Dance in the Rain:Determine Your Day

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Good afternoon. It's overcast here and rain is expected soon.
How's your day going? I encourage you no matter if any clouds are trying to rain on your parade today, Let your light shine forth and determine to have a wonderful day. You determine the day not the day determining you.
#morning #rain #clouds #DetermineYourDay #homeathearth

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

A Sudsy New Season: I Haven't Gone Crazy

Good Afternoon and a pleasant Wednesday to you.

I'm making many changes to my business, this blog and working on a new website. At times it can seem overwhelming but trying not to have it be so for you. 

Unexpectedly getting sick and a couple of surguries,
has actually been a grand opportunity for me 
to refine and focus on my passion for creating and 
giving you my best. 

I'll soon be updating the cover here and on social media sites. Just haven't got there yet. 
I don't want you to think I've lost my mind and purposely 
leaving things out of wack on everything. lol
I'm very grateful for your patience with me.
After two hospital stays and surgery, a lot of my sales 
go toward paying the bills. I do appreciate your
support when you make a purchase.

I'm kicking things off with my soap creations.
I have to tell you my grand daughter, Shaylee is
a tremendous help and inspiration.

These minty, chocolatey soaps are a treat in themselves.
Scented with Moroccan Mint and Dark Rich Chocolate
these soaps are delicious but only for your skin. If you like Chocolate Mint Girl Scout Cookies these will have your longing for them. But don't try to eat them lol 
The delightful soaps are made with coconutglycerin and lightly scented to ultra moisturize your skin. 
If you have purchased store bought soaps that promised
to make your skin feel moisturized and are left 
wanting, it's time to leave those days behind. 
If you like a richer scent no worries I have 
some coming soon.

I'm including video of Shaylee helping me make these soaps near the bottom of the post if you'd like to have a look.

 Chocolate Mint Soap
1.5 oz

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Chocolate Soap Intro

Chocolate Mint Soap 1

Chocolate Mint Soaps 2

Chocolate Soap Part 3

Chocolate Mint Soap Video 4

Chocolate Mint Soap Video 5

And here we go, finished Chocolate Mint Soap.

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#ChocolateMint #Soap #Natural #Glycerin #Coconut #Fragrance #Moisturizing

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Monday Afternoon Muffin Time

Good Afternoon. It's Monday and I've decided Monday afternoon is a very good time for some yummy muffins. 

Awhile ago I bought some muffins that looked good and I thought were healthy. NOT!
I left for Kansas for 3 days and came back to the muffins left and looking like I just bought them.
Do you know why? It's because of the perservatives in them 
that aren't so healthy. 
You might wonder what's the big deal. Well where I live we have plenty of humidity. Food like muffins and breads if not stored in frig mold quickly. And mine didn't mold 
or change at all. Yuck!
So I'm back to knowing what is in my muffins and enjoying them to the max!

I know I shared this awhile ago but these muffins are sooo good I decided the recipe is well worth sharing again. 

I know I say this a lot but it's true, eating healthy food doesn't have to be boring!
I'll say it again,  it doesn't have to be boring!
It can be quite delicious and delightful!
Here's the ingredients for 3 dozen muffins
The Forever products-Aloe Berry Nectar or Bits n Peaches, Forever Honey and Forever Aloe Blossom Tea. The recipe is below and the preparation instructions. As well as where you can order each of them.

Even the kids like them and that's a miracle. lol
I've made a separate batch without the nuts and used frozen strawberries or raspberries for them. No complaints. 
Let me know if you make the muffins and what you think.


2 1/4 C flour
3/4 C Aloe Berry Nectar or Bits N' Peaches 
1 3/4 Stick of Butter (1 Stick + 6 Tablespoons)
1 Cup chopped Hazelnuts (Optional)
1/2 C of Raisins or 1/2 C fresh or frozen Blueberries
1 tea bag of Aloe Blossom Herbal Tea
2 Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 C Sweetened Condensed Milk
A pinch of Salt

Ingredients for Topping/Sauce

1/2 C Aloe Berry Nectar or Bits N' Peaches
1/4 C Forever Bee Honey
1/2 C Powdered Sugar

Ingredients for Topping/Sauce

1/2 C Aloe Berry Nectar or Bits N' Peaches
1/4 C Forever Bee Honey
1/2 C Powdered Sugar

Preparing your Muffins

-Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
-Combine flour, baking soda and salt
-Heat butter with 3/4 C Forever Bee Honey
until it starts bubble then reduce heat
Add 3/4 C Aloe Berry Nectar or Bits N' Peaches, eggs, sweetened condensed milk, raisins or blueberries, and the contents of one Aloe Blossom Herbal Tea
Fill muffin papers 2/3 full 
Bake 15-20 minutes
Allow the muffins to cool while mixing the topping sauce.
For topping heat powdered sugar in saucepan don't cook it!
Stir in 1/2 C Aloe Berry Nectar or Bits N' Peaches
Add 1/4 C Forever Bee Honey

Stir Well

Drizzle over cooled muffins and enjoy!

Order your ingredients below:

Aloe Berry Nectar 

$18.66 US
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Bit's N' Peaches
$18.66 US

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Aloe Blossom Herbal Tea
$14.72 US
25 Bags

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Thanks to Katalin Hidvegi for this recipe.

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#afternoon #muffins #AloeBerry #honey #foreverLiving #perservatives #MuffinTime

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Good Morning: It's a Lavender Morning

Good Morning. 
It's a beautiful Saturday here in Kansas.
I'll be leaving in a few hours to head back to Iowa.

I have enjoyed my visit here with family. They are keeping me busy. We went to the St Patrick's day parade yesterday and lots of time with grandkids and new 
great grand baby, Ronin.
It was warm enough here for some of us to get a little sunburn at the very long but fun parade. 
My grandson, Caden was in the parade with his school's band and was very proud of him. 

I will be sharing some pictures a bit later on.

Even fun and enjoyable things can be stressful. 
I found this wonderful idea on faceook for Anti-stress Lavender putty. I can't wait to try this. 
No more buying those anti-stress balls.
I will make my own. Thanks for Jennifer Burrows for sharing.
Give it a shot and let me know how you get on.
Anti-Stress Lavender Putty
This clay has a lavender scent that will help ease
stress and anxiety. Give it a try!  

If your in need of some Lavender Essential Oil, I have you covered!
Organic Lavender Essential Oil
1/2 oz
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Certified Organics: This Certified Organic Oil is QAI Certified. The National Organic Program develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products. The QAI also accredits the certifying agents (foreign and domestic) who inspect organic production and handling operations to certify that they meet USDA standards.
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Main Constituents:
Linalool: 30.84%
Linalyl acetate: 30.65%
Camphor: 0.19%
Plant Part: Flowers
Origin: Bulgaria
Processsing Method: Steam Distillation
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note of strong aroma, Lavender Bulgarian has a rich floral scent that is somewhat fruitier, mellower and less camphoraceous than Lavender 40/42, and smells more like fresh lavender.
Product Abstract: The Lavender plant is a woody evergreen shrub, up to 1 meter tall, with pale green, narrow linear leaves and violet blue flowers. The entire plant is covered with oil glands, which are in the star shaped hairs that cover the plant. Lavender has been used since ancient times, and the Romans added lavender to their bath water, hence the name from the Latin lavare, 'to wash'. Differences in soil, altitude and temperature, precipitation and seasons contribute to subtle changes in the scent from one lot of Lavender to another.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
#video #antistressputty #lavender, #StPatricksDay #parade, #greatgrandbaby #grandkids #sunburn #essential oil