Anti Inflammatory Lemonade 

Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

One of my favorite drinks.

By the Pitcher:

  • 1 cup Organic Lemon Juice or Juice six lemons
  • 1 tablespoon raw Organic Turmeric grated
  • 1 teaspoon raw Organic Ginger grated
  • Pink of Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1/2 cup Honey, Agave, Maple Syrup,
  • 2 Quarts filtered water
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Mix well, Let Stand, the longer the better.  Overnight is the best, but I can never wait that long.

Makes 2 quarts

Most often I use this recipe

By the Glass:

  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vingar
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon fresh raw organic Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fresh raw organic Turmeric

I make mine in a pint and a half glass mason jar.  Add all ingredients and fill with filtered water to the top.  Mix well.  Let Stand.  The longer it steeps the better.

Occasionally I add a sprinkle of Cayenne to the top.  Mix before every drink the Cayenne likes to settle on the bottom.  You don’t even know it’s there till you forget to mix it and take a swig of nothing but Cayenne.  WHOOPA!

So I was pondering a dash of black pepper??

Do you have another variation of this drink?

 

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Unknown Volunteer Plant

Does anyone recognize this beauty? It just showed up in my yard.

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It’s really pretty. I wonder if it’s edible or useful for anything?

I’m wondering about Salvia, hmm…….?

November Birthstone, Citrine

Raw Citrine Geode Slice

November Birthstone ~ Citrine

Folklore suggests it helps with clarity and sense of direction. Help get rid of negative energies raising one self worth. Also said to help increase optimism and general happiness.

Know any fun facts about Citrine? What’s your favorite stone?

It’s time for some Christmas Spirit!

Young Living Christmas Spirit

One of Young Living’s most popular blends, Christmas Spirit blends Orange, Cinnamon, and Black Spruce for a sweet scent that captures the cheer and comfort of holidays past, present and future.

  • Fill your home with the comforting scent of Christmas Spirit by diffusing it throughout your house. Be sure to use any light features on your diffuser to bring a little extra magic to your decor.
  • Diffuse Christmas Spirit in your car while you listen to your favorite holiday songs and go see Christmas lights.
  • Make a homemade air freshener with a 2-ounce spray bottle filled with water and 5 drops of Christmas Spirit. Spray it on curtains, pillows, linens, and more to greet your holiday guests when they arrive.
  • Make holiday-inspired DIY’s to keep for yourself or gift to a friend. Check out the Young Living Blog for oil-infused crafts such as DIY body butter, lotion bars, and floating candles!

*Christmas Spirit is a photosensitive oil. Avoid direct sunlight and UV rays for at least 12 hours after application to skin.

For more information on Young Living, please visit and subscribe to my Essential Oil blog at www.YoungLivingOils.Info.

To Purchase Christmas Spirit or to Join Young Living for 24% savings off Retail, please visit me at www.YoungLiving.Rocks.

Gratitude for Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

gratitude quote

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.

It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.

It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

~ Melody Beattie

Quick, Easy, DIY, Homemade, Detoxifying Charcoal Mask Recipe

Quick, Easy, DIY, Charcoal, Mask, Recipe, Detox

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp Bentonite Clay

  • 1 tsp Activated Charcoal

  • 2 tsp Filtered Water (can substitute 1/4 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar) for some of the Water.

  • 1/2 tsp Raw Honey

  • 1 drop each Tea Tree and Lavender Essential Oils

Instructions:

    • In a small bowl mix water/acv and essential oils.

    • Sprinkle clay and coal.

    • Mix slightly and let rest 20 seconds (for absorption.)

    • Add honey.

    • Mix and mash out lumps.

    • Makes enough for 2 masks.

    • Apply generously and wear 10-30 minutes or until dry.

    • Gently wash face with a mild soapy water.

NOTE:

  • Never touch clay or charcoal to metal. Use only wood or plastic to mix this together. Metal may leach into your mask and then you’ll be adding it to your face.

  • This mask can stain, so use old rags and old t-shirts. Wash out sink immediately to prevent staining.

    Do you have any awesome twists to this recipe or tips to try that make your face feel awesome?

     

Nourish the Body, Nourish the Mind, Nourish the Soul…..

“When you discover something that nourishes your soul and brings you joy, care enough to make room for it in your life.” 

Jean Shined Bolen

Thank You Veterans!

Happy Veteran’s Day!

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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Follow Your Dreams…..

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”

~ Unknown