GuaranaA wood vine grown in the Amazon Basin.

As much as triple the caffeine as a cup of java.

The seeds are sometimes eaten by the spoonful and sometimes pulverized with added water to make a paste.

Dried paste is used to make a hot coffee like beverage.

Guarana may have the ability to keep red blood cells moving instead of clumping together, which could prevent a heart attack, but way more research is needed.

NOTE: Guarana is REALLY powerful enough to give most people the jitters or a headache. I think I’ll opt for a good old fashioned cup of coffee instead.

I am currently hunting up a picture of this plant.


6 Recipes for Winter Wellness

Ran across this older compilation of ideas, Thought I’d share.

“Try These 6 Recipes for Winter Wellness

From rose hip syrup to “fire cider,” natural remedies can help you fight seasonal maladies.

Thyme Gargle, Organic Lip Balm, Rosehip Syrup, Fire Cider, Roasted Squash Seeds & Ginger Honey Tea”

Winter Wellness RecipesWritten by Jennifer KayeKate Malongowski posted Dec 20, 2011

Click here to see this list of EASY Winter Wellness Recipes.

Got any other good ideas? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Sending Out Holiday Well Wishes

My Christmas Wishes For You are Love, Wellness, Warmth, and Merry Bright Cheer!

Adoption Intentions

Jordan, Heather and Asia Dixey (Pekingese)

Jordan and I met in Oklahoma City 2003. We actually met online. We have been together every since. Life is wonderful in Dixeyland all we could ask for is the blessing of a baby. We have tons of love to share. We have a stable home, love each other, respect one another and have lots of fun.

We have built our foundation on love, loyalty, compassion, empathy, understanding, strength and comfort.

We are applying to the State of Florida for a child, it’s a slow process, so we figured why not throw another iron in the fire and put out the word on WORD! You never know where a miracle could come from…..

We discussed adoption prior to even being married, and since we have been together now for 12 years this seems like the next logical step. We have never been told that we can’t have our own, we just haven’t had any. Even if we did have our own we would still want to pursue adoption.

I am a high school graduate with some college under my belt. I went to school for Fine Arts. Jordan attended Berkeley School of Music and then transferred for a degree in business. He works as an Instructor Pilot.

We love our two dogs Asia (Pekingese) and Forest (Shi Zhu). We have a comfortable home in Northwest Florida with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and have lived in it since 2005. We have a fenced in backyard with a garden (Yarden) and two fish ponds.

I have a passion for all things health and wellness.  I spend my time working from the garage (my studio) on Young Living, eBay or working in the “Yarden” (yard + garden,) blogging, planting seeds or pulling weeds.

I am an artist who has a collection that goes back into my childhood. I love gardening, DIY projects and all thing natural living.

Jordan works hard but in between he spends most of his time tending with me and our pooches.  When he can find some time to himself, he loves to mountain bike and watch movies.

We both love music, art, vintage, antiques and recently going “glamping.”

We very much value the precious moments we have with our family and friends.

Jordan and I have sufficient income to raise a child. We have a stable home and transportation. We have a local support system.

We have positive references, the only thing we don’t have is a baby to have and to hold.

If you or anyone you know would like to find a child a loving home please considering contacting us.

Please feel free to share this on social media, pastors, lawyers, doctors, etc. You just never know……..

Setting our intentions out into the universe, Praying for a baby!

Jordan & Heather Dixey

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DIY Fizzing Toilet Cleaning Tablets

DIY Toilet Fizzies

Who wants to waste time cleaning toilets? What an easy, fun way to help keep things fresher in between cleanings.

Plus this will help keep the toilet sanitary and make the flusher smell amazing.

All you will need:

  • Mixing Bowl
  • 1/2 Cup of Citric Acid
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Baking Soda
  • 30 Drops of Lavender Essential Oils
  • 30 Drops of Lemon Essential Oils
  • 30 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oils
  • Water
  • Ice Tray
  1. Mix together baking soda and essential oils
  2. Slowly add water till it’s the consistency of a snowball. It will make fizzy noises.
  3. Pack mix into ice cube tray and smooth top. It may expand, just scrape the top again after about an hour.
  4. Let dry overnight.
  5. Viola, they pop right out.
  6. Pop 1 or 2 in the Flusher, let sit 15-20 minutes and then flush.

I love them!! These also make cheap easy gifts.

Let me know if you make these. How much do you love them?


Calendula UsesDr. Axe has put together this wonderful image about Calendula.

Click on the image to visit Dr. Axe’s site and read all about Calendula.

Most of all LOVE!

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”


Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived. Just one day, be happy in it

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”


~ Groucho Marx    

Fun, Festive, Bright Poinsettias

Happy Holidays from DixeyLand!!