Friday, July 10, 2020

Phoenix Rising Trilogy

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I just finished this trilogy and I have to say it is great! This book is geared toward teen readers.

Have you ever wondered what would happen at the end of the world? This is one scenario that could play out for the end. This is about a family that makes it through the end times and has to fight for everything they have. They collect others along the way that help and work with them to make it work for everyone. The government is collecting people to do away with and this family goes in and rescues them.

I know this really doesn't say a lot about the book, but I don't want to give it all away either. I will say these books are good. This author, Molly Lyions lives in my area and I had to opportunity to help a community member out so I did. I also had the opportunity to meet one of her sons and what a wonderful boy he is. My understanding is this is one way that she is working to try to raise her boys. If this sounds interesting to you, please go to the link below to purchase the book, you won't be sorry.

I found this book grabbed my attention at the beginning and kept it all the way through. This is the complete series of three books: Trial by Fire, From the Ashes, and Rise of the Phoenix. I did not want to put this down. I think I had finished in about 2 days.

You can purchase this book here: https://amzn.to/2W3b7fm

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day



Positive mind, positive vibes, positive life. - Unknown



Thursday, July 9, 2020

Quote of the Day


When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. - Wayne Dyer



Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Quote of the Day



You're stronger than you believe. Don't let your fear own you. Own yourself. - Michelle Hodkin



Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Quote of the Day



Stress, anxiety and depression are caused when we are living to please others. - Paulo Coelho



Monday, July 6, 2020

Night Cream

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I spend a lot of time in the sun, so I have been looking for a good night cream. So far, I like this one.



This cream is made in the US and is not tested on animals. I would use this cream simply because of these facts. However, it is supposed to help with fine lines and wrinkles as well. As I am getting older, this has become more of a concern for me. Being in the sun a lot my skin seems to take the brunt of it.



I haven't been able to use this cream for very long yet, but I like the way my skin feels after using it. My skin is softer and doesn't have the oily feel that I've gotten from some others that I have used in the past. I never did like the oily feeling of many of the face creams that I have tried so this one is off to a good start.



You can get this here: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Help-Anti-Aging-Night-Cream-Pureauty-Moisturizer-The-Men-Aging-Face-Wrinkles-Anti-Women-30ml-Reduce-Appearance-Neck-Naturals-Fine-Lines/575771263
I would love to know if you purchase this item. Please leave a comment below if you do and let me know what your thoughts are on this product.

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day



Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. - Michael Landon



Sunday, July 5, 2020

Quote of the Day



No matter how you feel... Get up, dress up, show up and never give up. - Unknown



Saturday, July 4, 2020

Quote of the Day



I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone. - Robin Williams



Friday, July 3, 2020

Caring for A CAE Positive Goat

Well, poor Cookie can't seem to catch a break. Now, she not only has only 3 hooves, but we just found out that she is CAE positive. I've never had a goat that is CAE positive so I had to do some research on this. CAE stands for Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis. This means, from what I can gather, that she will probably need medical care the rest of her life.


It appears that most will cull a goat that receives a positive CAE test. I'm not sure that I want to do that yet. I will be talking to the vet tomorrow when she comes out to see what my options are with her. She seems to have had a hard life before she came here and now it's just going to get harder. From what I understand, the arthritic form is the most prevalent, but the pneumonia isn't far behind. Either way, she will need medical care for the rest of her life.


If she has the arthritic form, this will mean anti-inflammatory drugs to help control the swelling and the pain. If she has the pneumonia form, she will likely have to be put down or I will need to have antibiotics on hand all the time to handle the flareups. I am so torn on this because she really is a sweet girl that hasn't had the best life up til now. I was hoping to care for her til her death, when ever that may be. However, I am beginning to feel this decision may have been taken away from me.



If you have any insight on this virus, I would love to hear from you. Is it possible to care for a CAE positive goat without breaking the bank? Is there anything special that she needs right now that may make her life a little easier? I am still learning about this virus so I have a lot of questions still.

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day



The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed. - Richard B. Sheridan



Thursday, July 2, 2020

Quote of the Day



Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm Possible'! - Audrey Hepburn



Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Lemon Squeezer

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I'm not sure how many times I have said this, but I like easy. This can't get much easier than squeezing your lemons with this thing.



You simply put you lemon half in the cup and squeeze. Of course there's a little man power that has to go into to it, but the learning curve is very low for everyone. I know that an electric juicer would be easier than this, but you have to set it up then figure out how it works before you can do anything else. This is straight forward and no learning. Just place and squeeze. It doesn't get much easier 


This is made with stainless steel so it won't rust. The sales page also said that it is impact resistant. I haven't been able to test this so I don't know well it will stand up to abuse. I've used it several times though so far and I believe that it will last for quite a while.  If it is impact resistant, that will help to keep it going strong for a long time to come.



You can purchase this here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088FYRCMX?ref=myi_title_dp
If you do purchase this I would love to know what your thoughts are. Just leave me a comment below to let me know.

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day



Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. - Unknown



Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Quote of the Day



The fact that you aren't where you want to be, should be enough motivation. - Unknown



Monday, June 29, 2020

Garden Progress

I have to say we are having so much fun with this garden. It it putting out so much stuff that I am amazed at how well hubby has done with it considering he has never gardened before.



You can above that the garden is very green and growing so well. Aarron planted this garden to supplement our groceries and the animal feed. The barley has all been harvested and is in the process of drying for the animals. The corn didn't do so well. We got one ear...lol. Last year we got 2. The flax has been harvested and is drying for use for my dad.



Everyday Aarron brings in squash and zucchini from the garden. If anyone has any good recipes for them I would love to hear them. The beans and the peas are doing good. I almost have enough peas for a meal now and Aarron says there are more to come in yet.




The sunflowers are for the animals. They are just starting to flower now so a few more weeks yet and we can harvest those to dry the seeds for the animals. 





Then we have a couple pomegranate bushes and potato plants outside the garden that doing amazing. The pomegranate was transplanted last year and already has blooms on it this year. I was surprised about that.  My canner should be here soon, so I will be able to preserve a lot of what comes in too.

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day



Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. - George Bernard Shaw



Sunday, June 28, 2020

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Pine Tales Premium Designer Buckwheat Pillow



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- Comes with a super soft and skin friendly Designer Bamboo Pillowcase. Extra thick and durable. You won't find this anywhere else.
- Unbeatable hygienic and machine washable.
- Inner Pillowcase made with 100% leak proof cotton.


- No need to buy extra pillowcases.
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- Equipped with state of the art Japanese YKK Zipper! Because quality matters!
- Filled with 100% Organic Buckwheat Hulls (Naturally Gluten Free). The unique structure of buckwheat hulls is known to create enhanced air circulation. Air circulates better than with any other material on the market.


- Fully adjustable. Durable zippers on inner pillowcase and the bamboo pillowcase allow you to easily remove or add filling.
- Good for all sleeping positions and specially for people with posture, neck or spine issues.
- Superior support and adjustability over other filling materials.


- We only use the Highest Quality Buckwheat Hulls. All our hulls are triple screened and heat treated. Guaranteed Odor and Pesticide free.

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day



No relationship is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storm together. - Unknown