Honey Bunch

Monday, May 16, 2016

Fall and Winter 2015

Well if anyone is still following this blog.....I want to say a big hello to all of you!  I can't believe that it has almost been a year since I posted! Here's a little recap of what I have been up to since then.  I am still juicing on occassion, but the fruit in the winter is so horrible. Not a lot of improvement in the health department on this body.

Over Labor Day last year we went camping at Lake Almanor in California.  Beautiful lake and wonderful campgrounds. My youngest son and his family  came with us and we met up with our oldest son and his family there.

 We had a lot of fun and it was a great time of family bonding. After 3 days of camping we all traveled on to Quincy, California and went to the Joshua Fest there!  An amazing time!  Thoroughly enjoyed the bands.  Loved all the activities they had to offer.  They have a kids camp, marriage counseling, and just a wonderful time to meet new people and hear Contemporary Christian Rock Music.  The last night my grandaughter age 8, was up by the stage and was singing her little heart out to a song by King and Country. This is one of her favorite bands.  One of the singers came down from the stage and had her sing the song with him.  That was the highlight of her trip!  And by the way, she says she is going to grow up and be a pediatrician that sings to her children patients!

Here are a few pics from that 3 day festival.

Thousand Foot Krutch I had seen them in concert before about 12-13 years ago when they were just starting, at a little church concert in Reno, NV.


A Black Light Puppet show for the kids.  Sorry the picture is so fuzzy.

My oldest Grandson had his first year in Jr. League Football.  They even went on to the championship.  He loved it and we loved watching him play. 

So that took up my fall activities and of course we all know that Thanksgiving and Christmas take up a lot of our time with preparations. We did end up with having 7 of the eleven grandkids here for Christmas!  Boy did I have fun and enjoy that.  On Dec. 28th I headed for Arizona where I could enjoy the winter, get out of the cold and play in the sunshine! So much easier on my body.

And Now we are back to Springtime 2016! I'm planting flowers, trying to get back into scrapbooking and creating. So I hope everyone has had a wonderful fall and winter.  I hope this blog can continue on and that I can get an organized life so I can share with you more of life!

Hugs to you my friends!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Fruit Juicing Day 3

Well it has been 3 days since I started the juicing.  I really haven't noticed a big change in anything yet. I am drinking a 12 oz glass 3x's a day, and the one thing I do notice is that I am not hungry! I don't know if that is a good or a bad thing.  In my mind I look at it that it is a good thing because my body must be getting things it needs.  I am hoping that with time I will see other benefits.  I know that I really need to start a vegetable juicing.  MarcAshley has a 5 day detox with mostly vegetable juice, and I know that my sister has told me to use the Dr. Oz vegetable green drink.  I plan to start that once I have used up all the fruit. 

I have been doing a little research on fruits since I have started this. There are 23 superfuits and the benefits of each one I found really interesting.  But for today I will list what I am putting into my drinks and the benefits of each one of those.

1. Apples - 5 0r more a week can better your lungs.  The skin of the apple (which I am not getting may have to eat it after I peel it) contains quercetin - an antioxidant that is an antihistamine and anti-inflammatory.

2. Bananas - We all know of the potassium which helps blood pressure.  Bananas also contain a Resistant Starch - a healthy carb that fills you up and boosts metabolism.

3. Citrus (lemons and limes) - Packed with fiber and  Vitamin C. The Citrus contains Sienglamage which regulates oil glands and prevents age spots!  (a big yay on the last one!)

4. Oranges - of course we all know it contains lots of Vitamin C; potassium, calcium, fiber foliate and has some B Vitamins.

5. Watermelon - Contains the antioxidant Lycopene which is essential for heart health.  More than 2x's the amount of Lycopene than is found in a Tomato. Also high in Vitamin A and C. 

There are several other fruits I want to add to the mix since I have read up on the 23 Super Fruits.

Here is the website that I used to read about the fruits!  

23 Superfruits you Need Now!

So here's to healthy eating! 

 Oh and by the way....I did get into my scrap studio yesterday and played a little so hopefully I can finish my project up and share that with you within the next few days!

Hugs from the heart,


Friday, August 21, 2015

Fighting Fibromyalgia

Hi everyone!  I am so sorry for dropping off the face of the earth for almost a year!  This past year has been a whirlwind.  After Christmas 2014 I became a little pink snowbird and flew south to Arizona for 3 months.  Needless to say for the most part while I was there I felt fantastic! I think the combination of the warmer weather, lots of things to do, and socializing with people my own age everyday was a big part of it.  PLUS the benefit of having a hot tub that I could get into at any time before 10pm.  While I was down there my internet was very limited, so I really wasn't on the computer as much as I am at home.

Shortly after returning home I had a very dear Uncle pass away and so I flew to Colorado for a week to be there for his services and to visit with family.  A very sad time, but yet I got to see family that I hadn't seen for over 20 years.  What is it they say....only at weddings and funerals.

Because I had been gone for so long I think I got that nesting instinct when I cam home and felt like everything in the house needed a deep cleaning.  So I cleaned out all my cabinets and drawers in the house and even a little in the shed.  Now mind you with my fibromyalgia that started raring it's ugly head...that meant some days only a short while, and then napping or in bed for the rest.

In July my sister and her husband came to visit for almost a week.  We had a wonderful visit.  I'm not sure how much they enjoyed us taking them all over our little Winnemucca and showing them the historical landmarks...but hey it was something to do!  Of course we had to show them where the infamous Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid had robbed the bank!  Lots of fun and memories were created.

Since they left I have been preparing for a yard sale.  Wow has that been a lot of work!  Not sure if I would do it again.  I think it's easier just to donate to a worthy cause or find someone that you can bless with the abundance God has given you.

Needless to say....I have been in pain almost everyday and so fatigued!  My pain meds have started doing weird things to me.  I am starting on a new drug from my Dr. but not with very good results.  So I had a very dear friend of mine Renae tell me about a video she saw on youtube by MarcAshley.  He is juicing and has had very good results with it as far as helping with his pain and fatigue.  So I thought why not try, it can't hurt me....right?  So today I wanted to share that video with you...maybe it can help someone you know or even you!  I will also let you know what my results are as I go.  Hey maybe I'll get to feeling so good again that I will have time for my passion of creating again!  I miss that so much.

Today is day one for me and I created a fruit smoothie with Organic Watermelon, 1 banana, 1/2 apple peeled, 1/2 lemon seeds removed, 1/2 orange seeds removed, with 2 Tablespoons of high in culture no sugar added vanilla yogurt.

Here is MarcAshley's video in case you want to give this a try.
Natural Way to Cure Fibromyalgia

I hope to be back with some fun things to share and good news as to how this works!



Friday, October 17, 2014

Thrifty Thursday Week # 4

Sorry that we are having Thursday on a Friday!  I completely lost track of the days this week and thought today was Thursday!  

For this week I have another card for you

This was a lift from Karola.  She does such beautiful work!

Supplies used were:

3 types or patterned card stock
2 pieces of solid card stock
1 solid ribbon
1 printed ribbon
4 small buttons
1 med button
1 punch
2 types of ink for distressing the edges
distressing tool

I used the Cricut and Art philosophy cartridge to create the circular card base, snowflakes, and stars. So if you have a Cricut....use it!

Here's an alternate picture:  Once you cut out all the circles you can create a set of six cards at once!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Have fun digging into your stuff....maybe dusting off some things you haven't used in awhile and saying....I did it without buying a thing! :) Now doesn't that feel good?



P.S. Maybe you aren't a card maker.  Well use this as an example for a small embellishment on a page or remember you don't have to copy the picture.....just the type of products used if you have them available.:)  

Thursday, October 9, 2014

6x6 Layout Thrifty Thursdays Week #3

Hi everyone!  Sorry for missing last week.  We had a scare with my youngest son on Wednesday and thought he was going to have emergency surgery.  So we were out of town.  All is good upon a second opinion he doesn't have to have surgery immediately but should get it done as soon as possible.  I then went out of town with my daughter in law and granddaughter so she could have a visit with her dad.  Wonderful weekend and I am sure she will have lots of memories.

So let's get on with this week's Thrifty Thursday Challenge. Here is a 6x6 layout that I created for a swap that I am involved with on The Crop Room II.  We are doing friendship page swaps. 

Products used were 
2 sheets of  double sided background paper.  These are some Webster Pages that I have had in my stash forever.
1 ribbon flower
1 piece of velvet gathered ribbon
4 white pearls
2 Chocolate Brown Pearls
The piece with the velvet ribbon and banner piece attached pulls out to reveal the letter I wrote to her on the backside.

Have fun! I am sure you will come up with some awesome layouts! I hope everyone is having fun digging out and using up their stash!