Monday, July 26, 2010

Household Tips & Home Remedies

Don't you just love it when  you find a tip that helps make your life easier? I do.

I have mentioned here that when I went in and saw my doctor she discovered that my hormones were out of whack. As a result she decided to put me on a light dose of progesterone. I already struggled with some acne, but the progesterone made it even worse. So I mentioned this to a friend of mine and she told me about something that her teenage son was using that had helped his acne a great bit. It is not your usual acne treatment. You won't find it in the health and beauty section at the store. What is it? It is a bar soap made by Colgate called "Octagon."  It is marketed for cleaning (laundry, household items, etc.). So I did a little research and found out that many people had tried it and found it success for treating acne and improving their skin overall. I decided it was worth a try and went to the pharmacy where my friend bought theirs to pick up a bar. I was astounded to see the price. It was only $.62 per bar!! I took it home and that night washed my face with it. At the time my face was badly broken out. When I got up the next morning most of the acne had shrunk A LOT. I am still using it and have found that it does a fabulous job at clearing up acne. 

Since I had never even heard of Octagon before I thought it would be good to pass this information along. If you decide to buy some you may have to order it online. It doesn't seem to be widely carried in the stores. We have a small town pharmacist who had recommended it to her so I was able to find it there. None of the other stores I checked carried it.  

I was inspired by this new found information to ask others to share their Household Tips & Home Remedies. I would love to hear yours. I am especially looking for something that will help with mildew that grows in the seal around the shower. Got any tips for me? I'd love for you to share your favorite time saving, making life easier tips. You can either leave them in comments or write a post of your own. If you decide to do your own post please leave me a note in the comments so I can stop by and take note of your tips. Thanks!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Back Again, Not Making Any Promises

I'm back again! I know I have been so sporadic with my blogging the last few months. After visiting the doctor a few times I found out that there have actually been some good reasons why I have been so tired and run down. Thankfully I think all those have been addressed now and I am happy to say that I am feeling much better! The tendency is for bloggers to return and promise they are gonna do better. I'm not making any promises though. I am still trying to get life back into a routine and get caught up on many of the areas in my life that have been neglected as result of all of this. So the only thing I'm gonna say is that I desire to be here more often. My creative juices feel like they are returning and hopefully that is a good sign that I will have more to blog about.

For today I'm going to leave you with a meme. I like this one because it is a good way to give a brief update on what is going on in my life.

Outside my window.... the sun is shining brightly. Looks like it is gonna be another hot summer day.

I am thinking... that I hope my daughter and her team win their softball game this afternoon. She was chosen to play on the All-Star team this summer and they made it to Regionals. I couldn't make the trip with them so I sent her off with her team. It was hard, but I hope she is having fun!

I am also thinking... about the show that my oldest son and his band will be playing in this week in honor of the young man (my son's friend) who died in the car accident. It's a celebration in honor of his birthday. It's great to see a group of young men stepping up and living a life that would honor God. I'm so proud of my son and his friends for what they are doing.   

From my kitchen... I have chicken breast marinading in the fridge. Hopefully I can talk my hubby into throwing them on the grill. I also have some fresh peas and corn on the cob that would be great to have with the chicken. 

I am wearing... Blue jean capris, a white tank top, and a teal shirt over the top that ties in the front. 

I am creating... nothing at the moment. But I am planning to learn to knit and/or crochet. I am hoping to pick up some supplies soon.

I am going... to be off on Fridays from now on and I am so thankful to have the extra time to spend taking care of my home and my family. School will be starting back soon and I am thinking that I will take one room in my house each Friday to deep clean and de-clutter and possibly if we can afford it do a little decorating.

I am hoping and praying... for the many people I know right now who are battling cancer. I HATE cancer!! So sad and scary how many people it is attacking these days young and old.

Around the house... there are three teenage boys who are burnt to a crisp. My oldest and his friend, along with my youngest went to float the river yesterday. They said they used sunscreen. But they must have forgotten to re-apply. Poor things are gonna be miserable for the next couple of days. 

A few plans for the rest of the week/weekend are... cleaning, laundry, cooking, the usual. Hoping that the sore throat that I woke up with this morning was a fluke and will be gone tomorrow. Going to watch my son and his band play on Saturday night. Church on Sunday. Hoping to get in some one on one time with my husband. Haven't had a date in a while, so maybe we can fit one in this weekend.