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I'm so glad you dropped in for a visit, and hope you find something of interest on my blog. If so, I hope you will hit the FOLLOW button, and carry on this journey with me. It's always great to make new friends, and share our ideas and thoughts with each other. There is no telling what I will be getting myself into...just a fair I enjoy so many things! To name a few: I like drawing, painting, sketching, painting, wood burning, candle making, crocheting, canning, cooking, gardening, natural health, sharing thoughts and ideas, prepping for rainy days, and more. WHEW! I hope you enjoy it! And, I welcome any suggestions from you, as well.
I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a designer (for DecoArt), and a artist (published a few times in magazines). I also have a bachelor's degree in Natural Health Science's. I have so many hobbies and things I dabble in, that I hope you find something of interest!


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Natural Dog Soap Bars

Pet Soap For Our Little Buddies!
3 oz. Olive Oil (*I infused mine with flaxseed first and oatmeal, which helps with itchy skin)
3 oz. Coconut Oil (76 degree)
3 oz. Palm Oil
2 oz. Rice Bran
1 oz. Castor Oil
4 oz. Water
1.8 oz. Lye
0.17oz. Peppermint Essential Oil
0.17oz. Lemongrass Essential Oil
0.07oz Eucalyptus Essential Oil

(Note: you may use whichever essential oils you deem therapeautic or pleasing.  A few other good choices might be lavender or citronella.  You can also add a bit of glycerine for luster, shine, and softness)

Combine oils, then add lyed water solution to oils, stir til trace.  Put into fun molds, such as those shaped like dogs bones!

This idea came from a YouTube video by Soaping101.  Great stuff there!  I'll be making this one for my pup shown above.

Make Your Own Grapejuice! Nutritious, and Yummy!!

Got Grapes??  I just ran across this great idea that apparently is not new at all, but new to me.  I WILL be trying it, but thought you might like to see it too.  I'd love to hear your thoughts on it too!      Homemade Grape Juice - Easy and Wonderful! 

A Few Changes - - Just wanted to let you know about.


Just as times change, we do too.  I have been only keeping thing relative to my artwork here, but that is such a small fraction of what my life really is about.  My life is a busy one, but only at a pace that I allow.  I used to go and go until I felt like falling down, but I guess that age has taught me that what doesn't get done today, will be waiting for me tomorrow.  And if it doesn't get done tomorrow, then it really wasn't that important anyway!  (or something like that) 

Anyway, my life includes many aspects that I have never shared
here, until now.  I thought many of you might be interested in sharing some of these things, too.  SO, my future plans for my blog and my website (which I am working on still, and will let you know when it is done) will include a few of the things that I spend my time on at home.  Some of those include:  gardening, canning, prepping (yes, I AM one of those people!), cooking, alternative health, hydroponics, my arts (of course), and much more. 

I hope you choose to stay with me, and tell your friends.  I hope that you find something interesting.  And, if there is anything you would like to see my feature, please let me know!  I plan to make this site one that will show what I am doing, ideas I am pondering, and things that I think might interest you. 

God bless each of you and your families!! : )