Friday, September 06, 2013

Kelly's Korner: Favorite Tailgating Recipe

Kelly's Korner's is having a linky party, featuring our Favorite Tailgating Recipes this week. I love her timing. Hubby has a couple of days off and plans on watching some football.



My husband's guacamole and tortilla chips are our family's favorite tailgating treat!

2 Ripe Avocados

1/2 the juice of a Fresh Lime Juice

1 small Roma tomato

1 small White Onion

Fresh Chopped Cilantro

Garlic Powder

Salt

Instructions

Cut the avocados in half, scoop the avocado out, into a bowl, smash the avocado with a fork. Chop tomato and onion, then add to bowl. Add chopped cilantro, garlic powder and salt to taste. Mix all together and taste. Serve with fresh fried tortilla chips!

Yikes! I Pulled A Muscle In By Back!



One of the problems, that I have, as a chronic pain sufferer is because my body is so racked with pain it can take my brain awhile before it can pinpoint the source of additional pain.

And that's exactly what happened to me this week. It appears that I had pulled a back muscle. My husband discovered it when he was giving me a rub down. When hit that spot I started screaming. So, it's some BenGay rub, hot showers, exercise, and more massages for this gal.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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I'll Definitely Be Shopping At Wigs.Com Again

My first wig purchase from Wigs.com and I wasn't disappointed. The ordering process is very customer friendly. You'll find customer reviews and photos, as well as videos that give you a closer look at the wig.



It was delivered in a brown box via UPS last Friday. When I opened it up I found it well packaged with this greeting card.



I found this plastic wig cap for trying on the wig. (just in case you need to return the wig) That's a nice addition.



I purchased Vivica Fox Eden FS4/27 light brown/auburn highlights. I like Vivica's wig caps because they're so comfortable on my head. As a wiggie, one does develop a brand preference.




And here I am wearing my Vivica Fox Eden wig right out of the box. I will put it on the head form for a day or two and brush the shine out with a bit of cornstarch before taking her out for spin.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Miss Understood: Learning to Live Without Painkillers

National Pain Report, September 2nd, 2013 by Arlene Grau, Columnist

Some doctors give chronic pain sufferers such as myself pain medication as if they were candy. But I know my body and I know when there are too many toxins going into it. I’m proud to say I no longer use pain medication.

I slowly detoxed and, although I’m constantly in pain, I refuse to take anything for it. Some people think I’m crazy or ignorant for choosing to kick painkillers, but my accident was a wake up call.

I no longer feel like dying would solve my problems with chronic pain. Although many people don’t understand, I’m doing this for my children. Others are quick to suggest I take a painkiller when I tell them how bad I feel, but for the first time in years I’m thinking clearly. There are good and bad days, but the good definitely outweigh the bad.

You can the full article on National Pain Report

Menu Plan Monday ~ September 2, 2013

I've been removing the summer decorations now that it's officially September. And out comes the autumn decorations! It's also time to make some delicious meals with those summer vegetables!

Come join us at Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.

summer vegetable soup



ham and swiss sandwiches, summer vegetable soup



steak and vegetable kabobs, rice



shrimp stir fry~lots of fresh summer vegetables



grilled steak and vegetables



Black Bean and Rice Burritos

Sunday, September 01, 2013

It's Time To Decorate For Autumn!



Ever since my days of living in Portland, Maine, I've been a huge fan of autumn.

The crisp air, smells of burning wood in the fireplace, and the crunch beneath your feet, as you walk across some fallen leaves are always in my mind this time of year.

Thanks to budget saving stores, like Etsy, I'm able to bring some autumn into our Vegas home.

Do you decorate for autumn?

Jumping Tandem Sunday: Always Kiss Me Goodnight!

The Time-Warp Wife



Thank you Heavenly Father for blessing me with an awesome friend and husband. And for helping me to see just that. Amen.

Come join us every Sunday at Jumping Tandem.

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