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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

In Pursuit Of zzzzzzzzzzzzzz's - Part II

Hey peeps!  First of all, thank you all so much for the much needed advice and tips.  I am working my way through each one.  (I try a different one each night).  I have gotten up to 5 hours sleep now for the past two nights so I am getting a little better, one hour more than last week.  I tend to consistently fall asleep after around 4:00 in the morning though so I don't know what that is all about. About two days ago  I also decided to start drinking Apple cider vinegar and honey since it has so many great health benefits.  (see more about this here  It seems to be helping.

One of the other things I recently discovered through a little research is ginger tea.  I have had it before  but I had never bought the actual ginger root and brewed the tea myself.  Well, anyhow, I did it yesterday and it made me feel so much more relaxed and just better overall. It totally cleared up my sinus issues as well which was a complete shock to me.  I kid you not, I had a sinus headache and was about to take an aspirin but drank the tea instead and two minutes later the headache was gone.  I am now a huge fan of this incredible vegetable.

Here is a short list of the benefits of ginger:
Relieves Nausea
Clears Sinuses
Migraine Relief
Menstrual Cramp Relief
Ovarian Cancer Treatment (Kills the cancer cells)
Colon Cancer Prevention (inhibits the growth of new cells)
Prevention of Diabetes
Anti-inflammatory (great for relieving joint pain)
Clears congestion
Anticoagulant (great for blood flow and stops hardening of the arteries)
impotence (improves condition)
Relieves Stress
Strengthens Immunity....just to name a few.

When this whole thing started I was more than a little bummed out but now since I am learning so much about natural remedies and how to be even healthier, maybe it will be more advantageous for me in the end.  Imagine that.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

In Pursuit of Zzzzzzzzzzzz's

It is amazing how we take some things for granted every day.  Like sleeping for instance....oh how I would love to be one of these little guys right now.  

Lately I have had a very hard time falling asleep and while it is scary, it is just as frustrating.  I have tried everything imaginable.  From exercising to tire myself a couple hours before bedtime to calming techniques and of course the chamomile and lavender teas.  Still, I get four hours at best each night.  Now that I am experiencing this gliche in my sleeping pattern, it sure makes me appreciate the luxury/benefit of a good night's sleep.  Good SLEEP is such a blessing and I never really thought until now. 

How fearfully and wonderfully made we are!  We refresh our bodies and minds every night when we sleep but most of us never think about it.....that is until we cannot sleep for some reason like me. When you lay down to sleep remember that.  You are blessed.

Well tonight, it's back to the drawing board for me.  I have mastered the art of counting sheep.  Heck, my sheep can even do a back handspring going over the fence.  Lol, Poor things are probably exhausted too.

So lovelies, if you have any tips or ideas on how to sleep like these adorable  puppies please do share.  Have a great weekend!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Boot Crush

Fall is here and though I am a little nervous about the approaching Winter months, (I hate cold weather) I take comfort in the fact that I can wear boots again!  And I love me some boots!  

Here are a few that I absolutely adore.

Guess by Marciano

Leather with metal studs, $248;

Marciano, oh Mr Marciano, ya killin me!  I almost want to marry these....

Via Spiga

Embossed metallic leather, $250;

If these shoes had fingers, it would promptly do the diva finger snap.  It has so much attitude and style....for days.

Pour La Victoire
Flannel and leather, $315; visit for stores.

Just because I love the color and the shape of these.  I can see this with a short full skirt.  So fresh.

H Williams

Okay, i couldn't love this any more if I tried.  The color and the style is the best of both vintage and modern style.  It is a throw back to the victorian era but with a strong modern appeal.  Luv, luv.

And Finally my favorite, riding boots!  So comfortable and so chic. Hey, maybe Winter won't be so bad after all.

Have a fabulous week lovelies.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Back To Life - back To Reality!

Back to life, back to reality, back to the here and now....  Remember that popular 90's song by Soul II Soul?  Man, that was my jam, ha ha.  More than that though, those lyrics describe exactly how I feel right now.  You see, last week Thursday my trusty companion, my mac computer, crashed out of the blue.  No warning, just died. 

Let me tell you I was devastated. Incredulous.  Frustrated. All kinds of emotional.  After all, I am a Graphic designer and my computer is literally my umbilical cord.

When I finally calmed down enough to think sane thoughts, I took some time off from work to regroup.  (A small benefit of being my own boss) Well, my Mac had to be replaced so I ordered one right away and tried to forget how much money I was spending.  (By the way that didn't work.)  Then, I tried to figure out what to do with myself in the main-time... Since I had ordered my computer, I had days to wait before it arrived. 

 Let me tell you, the first few days sucked!  Royally.  I was counting down the day, hours and minutes until my computer arrived.  I guess you can say that I was in digital detox......complete with nervous twitches, anxiety and the patience of a junk yard dog. This went on until it occurred to me that when I was on the computer and really busy I always told myself that if I had more time I would complete my unfinished projects, experiment with new recipes, watch some movies I had been meaning to see....and trust me the list of things to do went on.  Hello, free time!  Let's just say that things changed dramatically after that.

And just when I was really starting to have some fun, my new computer arrived. 

 I am happy that it is here.  I am.....kinda. Lol, back to work I go, yay.  And trust me, I have so much to catch up on.  Hopefully though, I will remember a valuable lesson I learned from this whole experience.  My live, my reality, is not in a matter how useful or tricked out it is.  Can I get a Amen!

Have a good week lovelies.