Allergies bothering you?? Try this!!



Allergies bothering you?? Try this!!

Allergies bothering you?? Solution: CLEAN YOUR MATTRESS

Even if you change your sheets and pillowcases weekly, chances are you haven’t thought about how to clean a mattress lately. Dust and dust mites accumulate in our bedding very quickly and can cause anywhere from mild to severe allergic reactions. Getting rid of dust mites is an ongoing battle and one effective way to fight them is to keep your mattress and bedding clean. Below are simple steps to help you clean your mattress on a regular basis.

Here’s how:
1.Pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a Mason jar & drop in 4 drops of lavender ESSENTIAL OIL.
2.Put on lid & shake jar. Using a kitchen strainer, sprinkle the baking soda mixture all over the mattress & let it sit for an hour or more.
3.Thoroughly vacuum the mattress.

Bye, bye dust mites, & other nasty things. The baking soda helps draw up any moisture & deep dirtiness. It deodorizes & leaves the mattress smelling fresh & clean ADDED BONUS: Lavender helps to promote a restful and peaceful sleep! YEAH! 🙂

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Windows…the EASIEST way to clean them!!



Windows...the EASIEST way to clean them!!

HERE’S A MAGICAL WAY TO CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS!!! 🙂

This is the best way EVER to clean your windows…
NO DRYING is needed, and you won’t have any spots or streaks on your window!

You can clean 2 big sliding glass doors and 8 large windows in minutes!!!

Here are the ingredients you need to use:
1/2 gallon warm water
1 Tablespoon of liquid “Jet Dry” (Finish Rinse Aid)
2-3 Tablespoons of liquid laundry detergent or dish washing soap
Mix all of the ingredients above.
Spray your windows down with your hose to get them wet then wipe or brush on the solution onto your windows, then immediately hose it off.
That’s all there is to it and you’re done.
The remaining water just sheets off and you don’t need to dry it off!

To use in a spray bottle for inside use.
2 cups of warm water. 2 teaspoons of “finish” rinse aid. 2 teaspoons dish washing liquid.
Shake well and use. THAT’S IT! We know these ingredients clean and leave a spot free finish, so why wouldn’t they work on our windows??!! YEAH!!

Banana Split Dessert

Anything can be made into a healthy dessert, even this one!  Use a little imagination and come up with low fat / no fat alternatives to fit your dietary needs ~ OR make as is 🙂



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For the Crust:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
½ cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Cream Cheese Layer:
12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
¼ cup granulated sugar
8 ounces COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

For the Fruit & Toppings:
3 to 4 bananas, sliced
1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained well
16 ounces strawberries, hulled, and sliced
8 ounces COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
½ cup walnuts, chopped
Chocolate syrup
Maraschino cherries

DIRECTIONS:
1. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter, stirring until all of the crumbs are evenly moistened. Dump the crumbs into the prepared pan and press into an even layer. Refrigerate while you prepare the next layer.
3. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the COOL WHIP until thoroughly combined. Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the graham cracker crust.
4. Arrange the banana slices in a single layer on top of the cream cheese filling, top with an even layer of the crushed pineapple, and then an even layer of the sliced strawberries.
5. Cover with the COOL WHIP, smoothing the top. Sprinkle with the chopped walnuts, then drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with maraschino cherries. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

12-16 Servings

Memory…oh, how I wish I still had one!

You know I have Trigeminal Neuralgia and part of the problem with us peeps is that the medicine literally TAKES our memory / our words / our IQ away from us!! I love doing things naturally and understanding the ways foods / herbs / essential oils affect us is KEY.

Here is a list of foods ~ !!



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http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20434658,00.html

Oil based salad dressings, fish, dark leafy green veggies, avocado, sunflower seeds, peanuts and peanut butter, red wine, berries, whole grains and exercise!   Click on the link above to read all about it!

Berries, OH those delicious berries!!

Love that strawberries will be in season in about a month… YEAH!… and want, no NEED to keep them as long as possible!  This trick will help to keep all our berries for a while longer in the refrigerator, so be sure to keep this tip handy! 🙂



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To keep the strawberries fresh longer in the refrigerator, use 1 Part White Vinegar to 10 Parts Water.

Soak the strawberries, leaves and all in the vinegar/water mixture for a few minutes. Then drain the strawberries in a colander until they are completely dry.

Then place strawberries in an uncovered bowl in the refrigerator.

The vinegar/water mixture kills any mold spores on the strawberries and keeps them fresh longer. The vinegar does not affect the taste.

This also works for all kinds of berries: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.

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