Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Onions Do Work!!!

OK, I’m a believer!!! 4 out of 5 of my kids were home sick this week. So yesterday I decided to put the onions out in every room of my house, and guess what???? Today all my children went back to school!!!! They all said they woke up and felt fine. It was amazing!!!!! My youngest had a fever of 102 for 3 days and by the end of the day yesterday her fever had broke, and she was back to normal. My oldest started to loss her voice and had a cough, well she is feeling much better! My Hubby started to feel sick on Wednesday and by this morning he said he was fine. I felt like I was getting sick myself yesterday, but today I feel fine. Maybe, this is just all a coincidence, but I don’t think so…. If anyone else has tried this please post a comment on my blog telling me about your outcome. I am really curious:)

On another note, I promise next week I will post some new projects. With the kids being sick I was unable to do anything this week :(  I am hoping to work on something tomorrow or Sunday.

Have a Great weekend!

Happy Halloween

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Prevent the Flu from attacking your family.

So I got an e-mail from my mom about how to prevent the flu. I know this may sound crazy, but I think it is worth passing on to everyone to try… So this is a copy of the mail I received.


Interesting. What could it hurt?
In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was
This Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he
Could help them combat the flu.
Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it
And many died.
The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise,
Everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what
The farmer was doing that was different the wife replied
That she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the
Rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then).
The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could
Have one of the onions and place it under the
Microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he
Did find the
Flu virus in the
onion. It obviously absorbed the
Bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ. She
Said that several years ago many of her employees were
Coming down with the flu and so were many of her
Customers. The next year she placed several bowls with
Onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her
Staff got sick. It must work.. (And no, she is not in
The onion business.)
The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them
In bowls around your home. If you work at a desk, place
One or two in your office or under your desk or even on
Top somewhere. Try it and see what happens. We did
It last year and we never got the flu.
If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick,
All the better. If you do get the flu, it just might be
a mild
Whatever, what have you to lose? Just a
Few bucks on onions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now there is a P. S. To this for I sent it
To a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to
Me on health issues. She replied with this most
Interesting experience about onions:
Weldon,thanks for the reminder.. I don't know about> the farmers story..but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia
And needless to say I was very ill...I came across an
Article that said to cut both ends off an onion put one end
On a fork and then place the forked end into an empty
Jar...placing the jar next to the sick patient at night. It
Said the onion would be black in the morning from the
Germs...sure enough it happened just like that...the onion
Was a mess and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that
onions and
Garlic placed around the room saved many from the black
Plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial,
Antiseptic properties.

I am not sure if it would work for the H1N1 flu, but what the heck, I think it is worth a try…….

Hoping you and your families stay healthy!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Shelby’s latest performance

This is my daughter Shelby performing “ Your Daddy’s Son” from the musical Ragtime. She is a senior this year. This may be the last performance I capture on video:( I hope not, but it may be! She is going to college to study music, but it may be a while before she performs again. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do…

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

1st Day of School LO

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This is Breauna. This year she is in 3rd grade and is at the big school this year. She was very scared about going up to the big school. That is why she didn’t smile for her 1st day of school pictures. All she could think about was getting lost at the big school. Her big brother Dale eased her mind and told her that he would walk her to her classroom every morning until she feels comfortable. Unfortunately that didn’t help. Then we were waiting for the bus and low and behold there was a flower just waiting to be picked! Breauna was sooo happy that she had a flower of her own. She then forgot about being scared and smiled. Just so you know Breauna is my little flower child. She is always picking flowers in the summer. Even mommy’s beautiful roses. No flower is off limits to her:) It is amazing to me that one little flower was able to ease her mind. She did very well on the 1st day of school with the help of her big brother and that little yellow flower.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Birthday card

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This is the card I made for my bff Jani’s birthday! Happy Birthday Girl:)! This was a card challenge from the CTSC forum. Pattern paper is My Minds Eye, stamps are an old set from Stampin Up.

Can you believe I didn’t use my cricut machine??!!!! I really have been spoiled by my cricut machine! Ok, so all you Cricut owners, what did you do before you got your cricut?? Inquiring minds want to know! I will tell you what I did. I used stamps a lot, and I bought packaged die cuts, used stencils, and did some freeform cutting with a lot of mess ups. So basically I did a lot of cutting and wasting of cardstock and paper! I love my Cricut! I love my Cricut!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cool Dude LO

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This is my son Dale and his first day of school this year. He has totally changed his style in clothing. He has decided to hang up the elastic pants and cute boy stuff for clothes that are more rock starish. I think his new style is cute on him, but I miss the polo shirts and khaki pants:( I know, I know he is growing up and getting his own style. It is hard sometimes to let go and let the child make some of his own decisions. This was one of those times for me. Next year he will be in middle school and then the attitude will start ( OH JOY, can’t wait:() So I will enjoy him while I can:)

This LO was made using the storybook cartridge ( big circle) The journal spot, and HARD CORE thing was cut with the Indie Cartridge. Paper is Cosmo Cricket and for the life of me I can’t remember the name of the collection the paper is from.. Anyway, I love this paper it makes really cool  boy pages. 

Homecoming LO

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Well I finally got around to do some scrapbooking today :) This LO is from my oldest DD’s Homecoming Dance. I used the Storybook cartridge for all the cuts. The title, photo corners, and date were all stickers I had lying around. My daughter just loves the page!! Thank goodness because she is not a pink girl. I actually thought she would be upset that I used pink on one of her LO’s. She has a strict NO Pink policy!What the heck is wrong with pink??? The color pink is not a bad color! Anyway,I am happy that she liked the LO with the pink. Maybe she has finally changed her mind about the color pink:)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

FCTSC Color challenge

001 So the colors that we had to use are black, dark green, and rust. I know it is hard to tell the colors in the picture, but I did use them:) I also used a piece of corrugated cardboard that I inked up, and the leaves are a walmart find a few years back. I bought 3 packages of these leaves and I am not even through the first package. I think I did a little overkill on that purchase! Although they were a really good price at 99 cents a package, I think that 2 packages would have been enough.. Well off the the craft room:) Hope you all have a great rest of the week!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Scrapbook page in a box (aka. Explosion box)

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This cute box was made for my best friends birthday. I gave it too her today, but i had to wait to post this because she likes to come and visit here often.  I was finished with the box on Friday:) This took me from start to finish about 2 hours. If you would like to see the instructions on how to make this just go to Christmas with the Cricut blog. There are 2 videos on there for the box and then one for the paper bow. Really, really easy to make! They are so easy I am making them for my girls graduation pictures and giving them to close family.

All papers are Close to my Heart, and I used the storybook cartridge for the letters, corners and frames.