Sore Throats Soothers

I had every intention of writing last week, but alas, my plans were foiled once again.  I hope all of you out there in the world had a better week than I did!

My week started out with an infection, mid-way through I caught the stomach bug, and on Friday I picked up a sore throat…which I found out today is strep throat.  Which I also found out today Rapunzel has…along with pinkeye.  We are just a mess over here.  I think I will be disinfecting my house soon.

Well in the meantime I was searching some good remedies for sore throats.  The most popular remedies for sore throat pain:

  • Vinegar (you’ll most often find apple cider vinegar)
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Lozenges or Lollipops

You’ll even find one remedy that calls for 2 tsp. of vinegar, 2 tsp. of lemon juice, 2 tsp. of honey, and a dash of cinnamon in a cup of hot water.  Let me just say–you have to do this only if you are desperate!  It worked after about an hour or so and lasted another hour or so, but this combination pushed me very close to the edge of throwing up.  I’d almost rather drink them all separately.

Lozenges and lollipops work, because they cause your mouth to create more saliva, coating the throat.  I found gum helps me as well.

If you’re congested too:

Humidifiers are often recommended to release some congestion.  Strangely enough, I’ve heard that rubbing Vicks on your feet alleviates congestion, though most often we will rub it on our chest.

If you’re dealing with a sore throat right now, I hope some of these tips will help ease your pain!  Feel to comment some of your tried and true remedies!

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Cabin Fever – A Bucket List

Well, it’s started…

The big snow has begun, and we’re waiting for anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow.  School is cancelled already for tomorrow, and we are anticipating yet another snow day–trapped inside, away from the bitter cold.  I’ve lost track of the number of snow days we’ve had already–enough to take away almost all of the school’s remaining days off and bordering adding time to the school day or going until the end of June.  I anxiously await the picking at each other and the inevitable…”I’M BORED!”

So in anticipation of yet another snow day, I put together a Snow Day Bucket List.  Let’s try to make the most of being stuck inside with each other…again.

What about where you are?  Are you snowed in?  What’s on your bucket list?

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Cheesy Potato Soup

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In Keeping with Goal-Setting (FREE PRINTABLE!)

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Intentional

Well, folks, I’m back for the new year!  I can’t promise I’ll remember to post regularly, but I’ll try to post when I can.  I wanted so badly to post many of the projects and recipes we made last year but never got around to it.  Life happened.  I’m sure many of you other moms out there can identify.

I’m sure many of you are reading now about making new years goals and resolutions.  I’m not one to try to jump on the bandwagon, but I’ve been making resolutions since before I was a teenager, and though I fail many years at accomplishing many of them, I’m going to continue to try again anyway; though this year, I’m looking at my resolutions more as goals.  And I’m continuously working to establish the steps needed to accomplish them.

Here are my goals for this year:

For My Family:
 Spend 2 hours per month with each child
– Make devotions with Prince Charming a habit
– Make devotions with Rapunzel and Tinkerbell a habit

For My Health:
– Lose 52 pounds (I have a lot more to lose, but I figured if I shoot low then I’ll be more likely to achieve it…and if I lose more I’ll be thrilled!)

For My Career:
– Direct Sales: 12 parties per month, 5 guests per party, 1 recruit per year
– Church: Complete SEO on the website

For Myself:
– Read 2 Books
– Make devotions a daily habit

I have yet to make goals for my home, though I suppose this year, I’d like to finish scraping the paint off of our stairway railing and the porch.

I loved this free printable I used to record these goals!  Unfortunately, I couldn’t seem to find the link from which it came.  If you know who created it, please let me know so I can give them credit!

2014 Goals and Resolutions Printable

Along with these goals, I’ve adopted the concept of a word for the year, like many of the bloggers I follow.  If you don’t know what that is, check out this website: http://oneword365.com/

I know I’m behind the times on this word, but this word feels right to me this year: INTENTIONAL

I want whatever I do this year to be intentional, thought out, purposeful.  I don’t want to do life haphazardly anymore.  I want to intentionally spend time with my kids, intentionally develop a better relationship with Christ, intentionally build a better marriage, and intentionally become a healthier woman.  Please help me with this goal; if I seem to be falling off the wagon, feel free to remind me about what I’m saying now.  I’ll need all the help I get!

What are your goals for this year?  Have you picked a word?

A Basic Intro

Okay, so here I am to start afresh.  I am in the third month of stay-at-home-momhood–which is not really what I can call it technically…because I am in direct sales and am about to go into part-time work.  But that’s not the point.  I’ve had blogs in the past in which I actually posted about personal subjects, but I’ve discovered in this world that anything subjective can be taken the wrong way.  So here I am objectively.  I just can’t stay away from the blogging world.  I love to write too much.  I love to share too much.  And I’ve been having way too much fun finding out how to do things at home.  New remedies to aches, pains, and illnesses.  New ways to clean.  New meals.  New crafts.  Pinterest.  I love Pinterest.  So here I am to share them with you all.  I will hopefully be posting in the next day or something with something really helpful.

Thanks for reading!

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