Thursday, October 16, 2014

What do you think about this one?

I know I am going to double down on my veggies - right after my walk! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Understanding Inflammation, Weight Loss, and Aging

Isagenix products aren't a magic bullet or a mystical solution to all of life's problems. They are nutrient-packed foods that help make up for all of the things we are lacking in our sad American diets.

Here are three informational videos about how we retain weight, how to be leaner, and how inflammation contributes to aging.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three 

Enjoy - and you can always check my site for these fabulous products. Send me an email if you want help specializing your product pack or want to ensure you are getting the best price on these products.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Scoops vs. Souffle

Scoops vs. Souffle: You Win Either Way!

Why exfoliate? Your body naturally sheds skin cells in a wonderful regeneration process. The only hiccup comes because the cells don't all naturally fall off: sometimes they stick around to clog your pores or just make your skin feel and appear dry and flaky.

We are big on exfoliation around here; we believe in the lovely shine of well-polished skin. As a  result, we have developed several different formulas of sugar scrub (salt is good but we find it to be too rough for most uses.) You can see our scrubs on our website.

Our Sugar Scoops are blended with soap, nourishing oils, and sugar. They are great for scrubbing, especially spot scrubbing rough elbows, knees, and heels. This photo shows a full scoop, which is enough to exfoliate a body:
A portion of a scoop, moistened and voila! Foaming scrub:

The Competitor:
You might remember the making of the Whipped Sugar Scrub. It was really fun!

The souffle is easy to use all over your body (well, NOT the sensitive parts!) It is a soft souffle that spreads fairly easily.

My favorite use: apply to dry skin, a little or a lot:

then add a small amount of water.

The scrub will foam up, the sugar will scrub, the scent will delight you ... then rinse.

You'll be delighted at how easily both scrubs rinse clean! Soft, moisturized skin, clean shower! Our sugar scrubs are available at

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Journey to College Continues ...

Of all of the things to do when preparing to send a kid off to college, the one I hadn't really planned on was buying a house. My list included: Stress out. Worry about missing said child. Apply to schools. Send child to take SAT. Worry about whether I need to buy twin or twin extra long sized sheets for dorm room. Will dorm roommate like Badger paraphernalia as much as T? Is a Badger snuggy going too far? 
Yes, I had lots of things to think about but When will it need a new roof? wasn't on the list ... until last week when I put in an offer on this cute little gem. 

Our offer was accepted and we now are in that odd "escrow" phase of becoming homeowners in Madison, Wisconsin. But doesn't this look worth the bother? 

T and I are planning a camp-out after it closes. I figure the weeks worth of hotel we're not paying for ought to cover that months house payment - maybe two! (It's a REALLY small house!) We'll need to pack a lot of things - coffeemaker noticeably missing from this shot! 

SAT, applications, and acceptance letters are done and crossed off the list. Closing on house, visiting campus, and preparing for T to move so far away ... well, let's just say I have a lot of work to do!

Beautiful shots like this make me think it will all be worth it. What a fantastic place to go to school!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Foaming Sugar Scrub for April Birthdays

This was a fun weekend in my kitchen. I remembered just in the nick of time that I had purchased the ingredients for a new sugar scrub and I had a few special people with birthdays coming up and needed gifts.

Here's how it went:

1. Everyone in the pool: glycerin soap, oil, foaming scrub base blend together.

2. Whip like mad until it starts to look like marshmallow cream:
3. Add fragrance (Noah blended this one especially for his grandma) and a touch of color:
Add sugar bit by bit, keep on whipping, and voila: 
A soapy, sugary, sure-to-be-foamy exfoliating sugar scrub. If you stick your finger in it, this is what you get:
That's no trick photography: that scrub is sure-as-sugar thick enough to stay put. I LOVE when I get to play with soap in my own kitchen - it's such fun to play! 
And since these were special edition birthday gifts, they got their own special labels:
Happy Birthday, Mom!