Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Craft for Kids

Today is the first day of Spring. So to kick it off with some fun, we made little bird nests. One of our favorite things about spring (besides the warm sunshine and flowers popping up), is listening to the birds chip!

What you need:

Small party/paper plates
paper/plastic Easter grass
Graham crackers
Little eggs (we used mini malt ball eggs)
Other spring candy and edible glitter or decorating candy

Brake graham crackers in half and use icing to stick them together and to the plate. Use 2 halves in an upside down v shape to make the roof.

Put the Easter grass inside to make a nest. Add eggs and put a peep (aka bird) on top of the eggs.

Let the kids decorate their birdhouses with the candy. (Use the icing to stick the candy on)

It's  fun to see each kids creativity and the kids always have lots of fun! Enjoy!


May you have the most beautiful Spring this year - it's a gift from God..... enjoy it!

Spring is Natures way of saying "Lets Party"! - Robin Williams

Monday, February 16, 2015

Cinnamon Roll Twists

With all the cold, dreary weather we have had lately, I decided Sunday morning that I was gonna make some warm yummy goodness for my family.
I found this recipe the other day over at The Recipe Critic and just had to try it out. It turned out so good, I just had to share.... I did tweek it to our family's liking just a little. I made a double batch and was glad I did.... they tasted just as good 'leftover' as they did coming straight from the oven!

Cinnamon Roll Twists
  1. Mix warm water, sugar and yeast together. Let that sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add flour and salt to the water, sugar, and yeast. Mix this until smooth and let it raise for 10 minutes. I used my kitchenaid mixer with the dough hook and it was so easy and worked great! NOTE: I used about 1 cup more flour than the recipe called for.
  3. Roll out the dough in a large square on a floured surface

  • 5 Tablespoons Butter, melted - Brush onto rolled out dough.

     Combine Together:
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  1. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle on top of the melted butter.
  2. Fold the dough in half. Cut the dough into one inch strips. A pizza cutter worked great for me!
  3. Twist the one inch strips of dough and place on a cookie sheet. Let that sit for another 10-15 minutes to raise.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. My oven took about 15 minutes for these to be lightly brown.
  • Cream Cheese Glaze:
  • 4 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk or half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

To make the cream cheese glaze, combine softened cream cheese, softened butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Mix until combined and smooth. Drizzle on top of the bread twists.

Serve warm with a glass of milk.... your family will love you!

 If you are looking for fresh delicious recipes, head on over to The Recipe Critic and take a look around. I'm sure you will find something you will love... (PS. I have my eye on her Cherry Cheesecake Brownies!)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


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Monday, January 12, 2015

Living Simply with Joy

 It's a brand new year.... 2015!

Last year, I had some health issues (my cancer/stress) kept me from doing what I enjoy - gardening, working in my flowerbeds, writing poetry, blogging, expanding my business, spending time with family and 'just living'. I spent a few weeks in bed, was depressed and life lost all joy. 

 I don't know whats in store for 2015, but this year, I am choosing to enjoy life, living simply and having joy....

I'm gonna try to enjoy the simple things in life. Get rid of clutter, spend time with my hubby and kids (after all, they are what matters most to me), learn to say no, and enjoy this life that I have been blessed with.

Want to live life simply? Not sure where to start? Here's some ideas:
Call someone. Book a plane ticket. Send a package. Write in a journal. Read books. Sit on a porch swing. Listen to some music. Say 'no'. Bake a treat for a neighbor. Be a friend. Help someone. Send a card. Reduce clutter. Take a vacation. Write a letter. Give from your heart. Simplify. Wear a smile. Take a walk. And just maybe, if we live life simply, and choose joy, ....just maybe, we will enjoy simply living!
We still have lots going on in life.... homeschooling, our son's therapy appts, my ongoing health issues and stress, living on a small country farm, remodeling/house addition, volunteer coaching at the local pregnancy center, CEO of our Shaklee biz, etc, but so far I'm finding that when I keep things simple...and choose joy.....  this thing called life, goes better! 

Here's to living simply and simply living!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

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Now is an amazing time to join Shaklee with a FREE membership plus more!
Here's How:
Place a 50 pv order - and you will receive both a FREElifetime membership ($20 value - no purchase requirements ever) and a FREE canister of the 180 energizing cafe' latte smoothee mix..... ($48.00 value)

Plus - For every person you refer to me (Rhoda) to sponsor - who joins with a 50 pv order, Stephen and I will personally write you a check for $10 Cash!
-Offer is good till Feb. 28, 2014.
This is a great time to try non-toxic cleaningproducts, skincare, sports nutrition, kids vitamins and baby care, and our all natural whole food supplements!
 Everything is backed with a 100% guarantee - if you are not completely satisfied you will receive your money back!
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I love that I get to help people live longer and get healthy ....even with a small budget PLUS they can also get rewarded for sharing with others too. If you're sick and tired of being sick and tired..... contact me today!
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Monday, January 13, 2014

Lose Fat, Gain Muscle, Get Healthy, Shaklee 180

 Shaklee 180 - Last year, I had lost 25# in 3 months on Shaklee 180...... and I have kept it off! 
See before and after pictures here.
This year, I am committed to losing another 25# and would love to have you join me!
Some of the reasons to do a Shaklee 180 -
1. When you use the FREE Shaklee 180 app - you will be entered into the giveaway drawing for cash and prizes!  My sister, Rach has been using the Shaklee Lean and Healthy kit since Sept 2013 and has won $200 of Free Shaklee products, $100 Gap gift card and a Free food scale!
2. You get a FREE ($19.95 value) Shaklee lifetime membership with the purchace of any Shaklee 180 Kit. which includes:
  • As a Shaklee member, you will recieve 15% discount on all products, all the time! Plus, as a Shaklee Member, you can receive special promotions, offers, and discounts for even more savings.
  • get exclusive access to our Member Center, access to Shaklee University and the Shaklee Library.
  •  save an additional 10% on select products with AutoShip.
3. FREE Shipping up to a Year!
 When a new customer signs up for a Shaklee 180 kit during the month of Jan. 2014 - they will receive Free shipping on their kit - if they keep the kit on autoship every month - they will receive free shipping on their 180 kit every month for the whole first year! * This is a limited-time-offer.

4.  Earn up to $100 in FREE Shaklee products*!   
When new Members, joins with a Shaklee 180 Turnaround™ Kit, or Shaklee 180 Lean & Healthy Kit on AutoShip and keep their Shaklee 180 Kits on AutoShip for an additional two consecutive months (for a total of 3 months), They will qualify for: A $100 Shaklee product credit when they join with and maintain a Turnaround™ Kit, or A $50 Shaklee product credit when they join with a Lean and Healthy Kit.
 * This limited-time-offer is available to new customers only.
5. Also, You could get your Shaklee 180 Kit Free.... every month! Here's how the 3 for Free offer works! When you purchase a Shaklee 180 kit and get 3 friends or family to join with a 180 kit - you will get your next month's kit FREE....... Every month you have 3 friends on Shaklee 180 - your kt will always be FREE!
The best news is that you can combine all these offers for some great savings, while giving your body the nutrients it needs to burn fat and keep the muscle.......and it works!!
Take your shape in a whole new direction™
Check out the amazing new Shaklee 180 flavors........
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The secret to Shaklee 180™ products is leucine—an amino acid that signals your body to retain muscle, so you lose the right kind of weight. On conventional diets you lose muscle along with the fat. Shaklee 180™ is designed so that nearly every pound you shed is fat. That’s right, almost all fat! Since your metabolism is powered by your muscles mass, when you retain muscle your metabolism stays stronger which can help you keep off that hard fought weight loss.
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Thursday, January 9, 2014

REAL Vitamin Water - Shaklee Style

 This time of year there is so much flu, strep throat and just plain colds and coughs going around.
You can't be on social media or talk to friends without someone (or lots of someones) being sick in some kind of way.

So, if that is you, I want to tell you - you don't have to be 'sick' any longer. Your body just needs the right nutrients to be able to heal itself.

Today, I want to post a recipe for REAL Vitamin Water..... it works wonders and taste's great!

This is my favorite recipe to use for an all-natural solution for my family, especially the kids.  It supports their immune system, but doesn’t disrupt their nervous system, which means, NO nasty side effects.  It’s dye free, artificial sugar free and best of all, tastes great.  Really easy to put in thermos to sip on during the school day too! Super Easy, Healthy, recipe to keep you and your family well! 

This can be used as a preventative when everyone around you is sniffling or for comfort to kick that cold/flu away.
REAL Vitamin Water -Shaklee Style
Makes 1 serving for adults, 2 servings for kids
  • 2-3 Ice Cubes
 Blend it well and enjoy your cool, soothing vitamin water that works!  Use 2x a day if you’re not feeling well and 1x a day as a preventative when your family is sick.
Notes: This can also be made as a Get Well Slushie, simply use 2-4oz water and 7-10 ice cubes (That's how I like it best!) Optional: add juice of 1 lime and stevia to sweeten.

To boost immunity even more, take 1 Optiflora probiotic capsule daily.

• Keep your medicine cabinet stocked for the next bunch of sniffles, cold or flu.
Find all the ingredients @
As a side note.... we love our glass straws from glass dharma. They make sipping the REAL Vitamin Water that much better!

What others are saying:

I get Bronchitis every winter, but this year, I have been using the homemade Shaklee vitamin water and it is GREAT!  No Dr. visit, no breathing treatment!! -A. M.

Thanks for this! I am using it for my allergy attack! Started Tuesday evening, and feel 100% better today (Thursday) more sniffles or sneezing! -B. R.

Thank you to the person who created the Shaklee Vitamin Water recipe. My daughter was developing a persistent cold/cough. I gave her the Vitamin Water and I could not believe how quickly it worked. Right after drinking it, her PERSISTENT cough was GONE. Thank you...thank you...thank you!!! - S. C.

The Vitamin Water worked for my hubby when he came home with a cough day he was scuba diving again! -M. F.

Original Shaklee Vitamin Water Recipe came from:
Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed, CLC. Special Education Speaker & Consultant. -Providing Innovative Solutions for Parents & Professionals in the Special Education Community.
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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Safer Than Bleach and Lysol......


The safest disinfectant on the market! Nonflammable, Biodegradable & Non-toxic. Cleans, Disinfects & Deodorizes. Kills up to 99% of bacteria.

Mix 3/8 teaspoon to 16 oz spray bottle.

Mix 1 tablespoon to 1 gallon of water.

Because it is so concentrated, a little goes a long way and saves your wallet!

 (Once mixed, use in 30 days)

Basic-G has a 3 year shelf life. Its residual effectiveness lasts up to 3 days after application. Chlorine (bleach) used as a disinfectant is effective no more than 1 hour.

The many uses of Basic-G

In the Bathroom:

Toilets ~ Garbage Pails ~ Diaper Pails ~ Sinks and Faucets ~ Showers

Pet Areas

In the kitchen

Countertops ~ Cutting Boards ~ Faucet and Sink ~ Refrigerator Handles ~ Floors

After preparing eggs, chicken & meats to kill Salmonella

Trash Cans ~ Door Knobs

Makes the best weed killer, and it is safe.

1-gallon Water

1-tblspn of Shaklee Basic G

1/2-cup of white vinegar

For diapers and other problem jobs

Add 1 teaspoon per load to deodorize and disinfect. Helps eliminate diaper rash!

Safe to use as an air freshener.

Safe for stainless steel & aluminum.

It is safe to use on hard, non-porous surfaces.

Great for disinfecting throughout your house

EPA registered

One quart makes up to 64 gallons

Shaklee did not put it in the Get Clean line because the advertising of that line is all Non Toxic.

 “If it is non-toxic, why are there warnings on the bottle?”

According to EPA standards, bottles must be labeled according to what is IN the bottle.  Now, remember, more than 80,000 products are not registered with the EPA or labeled correctly.  This is a plus for Shaklee and their reputation for integrity in that it is registered and labeled correctly.  So when it comes to the concentrated form of BasicG, if what is IN the bottle were to be consumed, it is toxic by EPA standards.  However, it is not nearly as toxic as other cleaners. In its properly diluted form Basic G is completely non-toxic and not harmful at all.


Basic-6® Germicide is effective against the following pathogens (6/96):

Streptococcus pyogenes *Vaccinia

Salmonella choleraesuis *Rubella (German Measles)

Candida albicans *Adenovirus type 4

Acinetobacter calcoaceticus *Feline picornavirus

Bordetella bronchiseptica *Feline leukemia

Chlamydia psittaci *Canine distemper

Fusobacterium necrophorum * Rabies

Listeria monocytogenes * Pseudorabies

Pasteurella multocida *Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis

Salmonella enteritidis *Infectious bronchitis (Avian IBV)

Enterobacter cloacae *Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Enterobacter aerogenes *Transmissible gastroenteritis virus

Proteus vulgaris (TGE)

Salmonella typhimurium Escherichia coli1

Shigella flexneri Proteus mirabilis

Salmonella typhi Streptococcus faecalis1

Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus aureus1

(methicillen resistant) Klebsiella pneumoniae1 Shigella sonnei Pseudomonas aeruginosa1 Serratia marcescens Staphylococcus epidermidis2 Trichophyton mentagrophytes Aspergillus niger *HIV-l (AIDS Virus)

*Influenza A/Hong Kong 1 ATCC & antibiotic-resistant strain

*Herpes simplex type I 2 Antibiotic-resistant only

*Herpes simplex type II * Virucidal

and more……




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