Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Life Code, a new book by Dr. Phil McGraw, review

This is a wonderful new book by Dr. Phil McGraw.  "Life Code" will be a best seller for sure. Accepting that life is a large game may be new to most of us...In this book we will find out how to deal with adapting to a new life code by learning how to become a winner. Recognizing and adopting new ideas to cope with a newly changing society. Plain and simple, some of the old ideas just do not work anymore. We need to win in this new world...the art of negotiation is so important..Dr.Phil's new book will help the reader become more savvy with their new life skills..A good read for all ages....practical ideas...you can check it out at www.drphil.com and www.thebooknook.com   As I always say, simple living is the best. Enjoy the day....

Monday, November 12, 2012

Reduce Waste this Holiday Season...Reuse,, Recyle...

Reduce Waste this Holiday Season. Sounds easy, it is... Just some simple planning will help generate less waste. Plastic wrap, gift wrap, leftover food, decorations all can be reused, recycled, with careful planning waste will be much less this year. As a consumer we can make a difference. Before you buy something, look and see how is it packaged. It will help. Also, plan waste-free meals, creative ways to use up leftovers and do not purchase more than you need, then toss it out. And also recycle the Christmas tree... save those traditional decorations from year to year, it will be those special memories to look forward to every year. Try to get everyone in the family involved. It will be fun and also a learning process.  Enjoy this holiday season with less waste....

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How to cook everything by Mark Bittman, review

Over 2000 great recipes and easy instructions on cooking the basics..... He has done a great job with the book....it was on the Today show this morning....the pumpkin pie was easy to prepare and looked delish. Cooking explained easy....back to basics....would like everyone to have a copy!  Make life simpler...you'll be glad you did!  Good reading...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunset at Westport, Washington, photo

Westport, Washington is noted for its lovely beaches, quaint shops, restaurants and mostly Fishing....But also for its fabulous sunsets....Anytime of the year...photo from www.ohwy.com

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Think once, think twice...

Think once, think twice, smile and be nice.... this theory goes far when it comes to everyday simple living....think once, think twice, smile and be nice!   Enjoy your special day....

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Smart Women Finish Rich, book by David Bach

Smart Women Finish Rich by author David Bach is a clear cut winner. His clear, concise advice on a women's finances is right on the money for most of us. His coaching is amazing! He currently has written ten best selling financial books and seven million in print and going strong. He is on the Today program on NBC on wednesday mornings. Offering answers to many of todays tough financial questions. Remember to always live simple.... enjoy the books...

The Road to Perfect Health by Brenda Watson review

This series by Brenda Watson is currently on many PBS channels. Her good and concise information is easy to understand and gives insight into many new ideas for the goal of having Perfect Health at any age. The information on probiotics is getting to be more mainstream everyday. I would watch this again, just to be sure I did not miss any of this valuable information. Thank you PBS for another informative bit of programming...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Saving money by cooking at home...

For many years I've been trying to eat better and save money by cooking at home. Now with the continual rise in food prices it makes even more sense to learn to cook and bake from scratch. Now with Fall and Winter cooler temperatures I'm going to be cooking homemade soups and stews. Full of lean cuts of meat and all the different vegetables I can find. Especially when the produce is on sale. Better nutrition and saving money at the same time. Makes sense to me! Get everyone involved with food preparation. It is so rewarding to share a meal with family and friends. Simple living equals a better life...Grandma Emma always said: Waste not, want not" and it still applies today...eat well...

Monday, August 20, 2012

New book " Choose to Lose" by Chris Powell

This has some of his best ideas yet. Chris Powell has an amazing sense when it comes to losing weight. He shows caring and compassion beyond compare. This is a must read for anyone serious about losing those unwanted pounds. Simple and concise tips for all...check it out online or at your favorite bookstore... The simple way of eating is still the best....enjoy the day....

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Cholesterol Lowering Day, photo and article

When choosing our food for each day we should now pay close attention to how much of each nutrient, how much sugar, how much trans fat, how much cholesterol . On the morning news today, rates of cholesterol in children had dropped thirty percent this year. Why? just maybe more exercise and a better diet... fruits, vegetables, lean meats all contribute to a healthier diet and lifestyle. Living simple and healthy still works best for most of us...enjoy your very special and simple day... photo from www.goodhousekeeping.com

Monday, August 6, 2012

Unique Purple and White Iris....Photo

This lovely Iris is so special! A truly great gardeners find.... Simple and lovely...a northwest favorite! photo courtesy of Kari Scott @ www.kariscottmusic.blogspot.com

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Where Sky meets the Earth and becomes a Sunset

This beautiful sunset is of Hendersen Bay, close to Purdy, Washington. A simple summer sunset is available for all to enjoy. My grandmother always said..." you must enjoy the simple times in our lives" Oh, the remnants of the day... live simple and peaceful always...be kind to all you meet on your special life journey//// Simple is best.... photo courtesy of Russell Scott, at www.russelldscott.blogspot.com

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Eat for Health, by Joel Fuhrman

This is a very good book, filled with ideas to help us stay on track with good eating habits. Improving health with "Simple" foods packed with nutrition. Easy reading and sound good advice to give us back our good health...Live a healthier life....good book...enjoy your simple living day.....

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A great memory of the Dole Cannery, Hawaii

Many years ago on a family vacation to Hawaii we visited the Dole Pineapple Cannery on Oahu. It was a delightful day filled with adventure. Riding the city bus to and from the plant, taking a guided tour, and best of all, sampling the delicious Dole pineapple products. My youngest brother, then a teenager was tired, hungry and very thirsty. At the end of the tour our Hawaiian guide asked all of the tour group to please help ourselves to the chilled pineapple juice that was in large chilling containers. Oh, it was so welcomed by all. Especially my brother... he stood in line and then proceeded to have twenty three of the small cups of juice. I could not believe he did that, but his response was..."Wow, this is the best juice I've ever tasted!" and it truly was! Since then I've returned to Hawaii...but the cannery closed in 1993...I miss the charm, and especially the pineapple juice that was so generously offered to all... A great memory of a time in history where we could really enjoy the fun, the sun, sandy beach and smiling when we tell this story of the special trip. Thanks Dole for being part of our family memories.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

ReStore, salvage and more, Ballard, Wa. photo and story

The store in Ballard, known as ReStore....is a charming and useful place to shop for all of your remodeling or home building needs. This is a non-profit that began in 1993. Everything is a recycled product in good condition...sinks to door knobs...Their website is www.re-store.org, check them out the next time you are in Seattle..interesting way to shop...

Monday, May 7, 2012

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome , photo

National Awareness month for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome...talk to your doctor and check out many websites online...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day 2012, photo

aCelebrate our Earth....Earth Day 2012, a day for sunshine, blue skies and simple living... photo from: holidayspot.com enjoy your day!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

stores.eatlocalonline.com, Eat Local in Seattle, Washington

Eat Local in Seattle, Washington is a great idea....preparing local produce, then a quick freeze, then you bake at home. Mostly organic and all local...you can check out there stores @ stores.eatlocalonline.com Very unique products and a great way to eat. These are delicious! Shops in Seattle and Burien....cool......

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Original Rosehill School, Mukilteo, Washington

This is a photo of the original Rosehill in Mukilteo, Washington. The townspeople banned together in the 1890's for a sum of approx. $ 10,000 so the future was to be for the towns number of growing students... Photo courtesy of The Mukilteo Beacon.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Rosehill Center, Mukilteo, Washington

The new Rosehill Center in Mukilteo , Washington.. nice, but we miss our dear old Rosie... she served us well all the years... However, this building is nice also, don't you think?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Glass house studio, art glass, Seattle, Washington

The Glass House Studio in the SoDo district of Seattle, Washington is one of the best art glass galleries in Puget Sound. They offer a wide variety of many different art glass pieces. Color and style at reasonable prices, their website is www.glasshouse-studio.com a true find if you love art glass... Lovely shop! enjoy...