Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Healthy Me In 2013-Product Review- Tea Tree Oil

Starting to feel a bit better today, but still pretty under the weather. It doesn't help that the weather has turned rainy and dark with a chance of snow over the next few days. I really know how to pick a week off, huh? However, the dank weather is giving me a chance to spend the hours in front of the computer that are necessary to finish some of my five million projects. However, I thought I'd take a break from beating my head against the wall with formatting to do a bit of writing, and since I haven't written a Healthy Me post lately, I figured it was about time.

This Healthy Me post is all about tea tree oil. Is there anything this stuff can't do?! If you read my post about olive oil you will remember that I also use a cotton ball with some olive oil and a few drops of tea tree oil on my face as daily moisturizer. If I use it regularly it keeps my skin completely clear and even if I use it intermittently it still keeps my skin clearer than it was when I was using conventional face products.

Tea tree oil is considered to be an anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antiseptic and an anti-viral. It can be used for a whole array of skin complaints including candida, dandruff, acne, bacterial infections and  many others. It is important to note, however, that tea tree oil is very strong stuff! Make sure you've read up on it and use it sparingly if you decide to add it to your medicine chest. A little goes a long way!

I'm still trying to find some truly natural make up products to write about, but haven't had any luck so far. If you guys come across any please let me know!

Monday, 25 February 2013

Monday Rundown

Oh, the best laid plans! And, well, you know the rest....

After outlining my to do list for this week this past Saturday, I started to get a bit of a scratchy throat. Then my hips started to ache, which, for me, is a sure sign of the flu coming on. And by noon I was down for the count! After battling through some of the worst flu aches I've ever had in my life I'm feeling slightly better today.

Still, a pretty cruddy way to start your vacation. I'm planning on taking it easy again today. I think my body is definitely trying to tell me something! So, I don't know how much I'll get done this week, but hopefully a good amount of rest will be accomplished.

Have a great week! And take your Vitamin C, folks! This one was a doozy and I sure don't want any of you to get it!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Whew! What a week!

My apologies for not posting anything this week, but it's sure been a wild one! Thankfully, today is the first day of a week vacation from my 9 to 5! In addition to getting lots of rest this is what I have planned for the week:

1. Finish the Urban Agriculture E-Course

2. Finish the 50 Things To Do For The Planting Season List

3. Work on my batik book and e-course for www.beauty-of-batik.com

4. Plant our spring raised beds. 

5. Butcher the dinner rooster who has been hanging around too long and is now bullying my pet   rooster. (#urbanfarmproblems LOL!)

6. Finish my taxes. (Bleh.)

7. Spend lots of time with Mr. William Roo Who. 

I think that sounds like a full week to me! 

Friday, 15 February 2013

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Ritual courtesy of soulemama.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Thursday Follow Up

Happy  Valentine's Day, friends! This week has been a bit of a dud as far as accomplishing anything blog or website related. In fact, I end up wasting a day reformatting the HootSuite auto posts for the Facebook and Twitter accounts for the Urban Agriculture website and for my Beauty of Batik website also. Apparently, the links weren't correctly formatted, so none of them worked. D'oh! Live and learn I do suppose!

On a lighter and more fun note, Will and I also spent Wednesday evening making Valentine's for Will's class. They were pretty simple, but I think they turned out okay.

However, I am proud to say that last week I was able to finish up the 50 Things To Do For The Resting Season and I transferred some of my knitting patterns into PDF form! Hooray! In case you haven't already, go check out the list or check out the patterns on FREEBIES page of our website. An you can check out the list by clicking on the button below. Please feel free to share it, Tweet it and post it on Facebook!

So, despite my lack of doing much this week, next week I'm going to buckle down and finish up the Planting Season list and hopefully the Urban Agriculture E-Course. Wish me luck!

Friday, 8 February 2013

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Ritual courtesy of soulemama.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

WIP Wednesday

It's nearing completion! Not quit on time, but better late than never. Hopefully, I will have it out by next Monday, but for now it's still a WIP.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Monday Rundown

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great week!

A couple weeks ago I mentioned the business lessons I learned. This past week paying attention to those lessons and not throwing in the towel paid off and I had some really awesome Airbnb guests!

One was in town for the Cyclocross World Championships. Not only was he an all around nice dude, he was a real trooper, too. He went with the flow when we had to shelter in the root cellar due to tornado sirens. Thanks, M!

The second guests this week were a couple celebrating their anniversary. One lived in MO and the other lived in TN and they were meeting in the middle here in Louisville. I didn't get to spend much time with them, but was glad to host. With Jacob being in ND, I sympathize with them being so far apart from each other.

So, all in all I'm glad I stuck it out despite having had a rather negative experience a few weeks ago.

In other news I'm plugging away at the e-courses. I've formatted the first day of the Urban Farm Planning E-Course, only 6 more to go! Phew! I should finish the 50 Things List tomorrow. I think the Family Rhythm E-Course is going to have to be postponed a while and may even be released as late as the end of the month with the 50 Things For The Planting E-Course.

Finally, Will is back from his grandparents and we had a ball today playing in the snow at the park. I sure do miss him when he's gone.

So, all things considered it's been a great week! Let's you and I make this next week great, too!