Natural Foods

Recently, I read an article about foods that burn fat.  I’ve read different articles about these natural foods before and believe there is some truth to this.  The lists consist of common foods and herbs with one exception, seaweed.  Looking at one list, I have two out of ten on a daily basis such as the green tea and essential fatty acids.  Then there are two or three more that I have several times a week such as the berries, apples, and garlic.    I do take Kelp two or three times a week which is brown seaweed.  As for the spices, I tend to have those more in fall and winter.  So for me, how many of these natural foods on the list I eat varies from week to week and also season to season.


Do you ever notice that when the weather gets really hot then you’re not as hungry as you are during cold weather?  Seems like I notice that my appetite is not the same during really hot weather, and I guess it’s like having natural appetite suppressants.  Large meals are not as appealing and lighter meals tend to be more agreeable when the temperature gets high.

Back to School Clothes

I’ve heard the saying that summer is halfway over once we celebrate the Fourth of July.  Seems like the rest of summer flies by after that!  Then it’s time to start thinking about back to school clothes such as jeans,T-shirts, shoes, brands of clothes that I’m not even familiar with such as apple bottoms, and whatever kids wear to school nowadays.  There should start being some good sales on back to school clothes by then.

Menu Plan Monday 7-12-10

Just to let you know, we did go to Chick-Fil-A on Friday dressed partly like cows (ears and a sign on the front of our shirts downloaded from their site).  We were expecting to get just our entree free, but they gave all three of us complete meals for free.  I must admit that it was fun watching all the other people (adults, several college students – one of them was our son, as well as little kids) dressed up as cows to some extent.  Some were very creative.   And I must admit, too, that we didn’t put on our ears and signs until we peeked inside to make sure other people were dressed like cows!

OK, enough of cow attire.  On to our menu for this week:

MONDAY:   Chicken Pasta with Ragu Sauce (I found it on sale for 99 cents a jar and bought several), fried zucchini, and homemade garlic bread

TUESDAY:  Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli and salad  (simple recipe but a favorite of my husband and our son)

WEDNESDAY:  Chicken Tortilla Soup (we didn’t have it last week after all)

THURSDAY:   Salmon Patties (a favorite of my husband) and frozen veggies (that sounds funny…I should say “frozen veggies that have been cooked”)

FRIDAY:   Use this really great coupon I have and eat out somewhere!!

Note:  Please bear with “Link Within” below.  I just installed it, and the posts suggested below aren’t necessarily corresponding with the main post.  Some of them seem really random!

Fashionable Walking Canes

Do you have a family member that has a little trouble walking or they aren’t steady on their feet all the time? Do they make you nervous because you’re afraid they might fall? A walking cane would be a great solution to help steady them. It would give some added stability when walking in an area crowded with people such as at church or maybe at a family get-together. And it would help give them confidence being out away from home.

1001 Walking has many styles of walking canes available, including fashionable designer canes. Some people make a fashion statement with their canes or decorative walking sticks which come in different colors, designs and unique shapes to fit any fashion. The Tuxedo Walking Stick, for example, would be perfect for a wedding or special occasion. Metallic Walking Canes are also classy looking. There is something to suit anyone’s style of walking cane.

They also have canes available for women in a shorter length, lighter weight and a more feminine design. These canes come in stylish colors and designs to go with any outfit or suit any occasion.

Not only are walking canes great for stability or making a fashion statement, but they are also excellent for hikers. These canes are available with a wrist strap, and the handle can be a straight grip or have the typical cane handle.

1001 Walking is a family owned business which strives for excellent customer service. They ship right away and stand behind their products 100%.

Friendly Friday 7-9-10

Welcome to Friendly Friday!

Remember, YOU can host the link list on your blog too! Just click “Get the code here…” at the bottom of the list. The code is different every week, so be sure to get the new code when hosting Friendly Friday on your blog. Hosting the list is a great way for everyone to get even more traffic to their blog.

Thanks for joining the Friendly Friday celebration hosted by Christi at Frugal Novice, Xenia at Thanks, Mail Carrier and Charla at Healthy Home Blog! We invite you to join us every Friday to make more friends in blogville, get more blog followers and follow other great blogs out there.

To join in the Friendly Friday celebration, include your link in our list, follow the hostesses in the first 3 spots and then start blog hopping! Visit other blogs on the list and comment to give them some blog love. Then take a minute to follow them through Google Friend Connect – this is a good way to keep up with other blogs, but also lets us show support to each other! Please DO NOT list your giveaways here, links must be to either your homepage or your Friday posting with your blog title. All others will be deleted.

When people comment on your blog and let you know they’re a part of Friendly Friday, return the favor and follow them back. This way everyone gets traffic and followers out of participating, and it’s a win-win situation. We would love for you to also grab our Friendly Friday button and post it on your blog and/or in a post – the more bloggers that find out about Friendly Friday and participate, the better!

Spotlight on Friendly Friday Followers!

We love your participation and want to show it! In addition to gaining followers, each week we’ll select three blogs at random and will feature links and a write-up for those blogs in the content of next week’s Friendly Friday post. There are so many seriously wonderful blogs out there, and this will be a great way to highlight some of those each week. Say hello to the lucky chosen 3 for this week (and feel free to stop by and give them a little extra love):

At A Houseful Of Boys it is a toss-up which is more adorable – the pictures in the header that show Michele’s three boys young and then in the exact same positions years later… or her amazing handmade jewelry – what talent! This is the type of blog where you feel like you are pulling up a cup of coffee and catching up with an old friend. Whether reading about her house of males, delicious foods or what being a mom to three boys entails, you’re always sure to have a great time visiting.

There are so many great things going on at Mommy 2 Two Girls! Having been a dedicated blogger for one year means it is time to celebrate and Eloise is doing it in style. However, not only does she have a huge list of wonderful anniversary reviews and giveaways posted, she is also thanking her readers for passing the 1,000 followers mark with even more special giveaways! Head over to find out about this blog-hopping SAHM, her two adorable girls and her wonderful husband what is keeping them busy and making them laugh today!

You never know what you’re going to get when “whatshername”, also known as T, shares at Little Secrets. Notes to herself, deep thoughts, beautiful pictures, humorous tales (have you just missed getting a traffic ticket recently, too?) or must-have products (a purse that can charge your gadgets with solar power? Amazing!) are just some of the many things that you’ll find. With a warm and friendly style, Little Secrets is a great place to find a new friend and a fun read about this eco and health conscious college student’s life in Detroit.

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Too Many Desserts?

With our son being home from college for the summer, I have been having more desserts than when it’s just my husband and me at home.  For example, I made brownies a few days ago, made banana pudding a few days before that, and chocolate pie a week before that.   I don’t need any lipofuze reviews, but I do need to watch and not overdo it.  I went for a walk today and need to do that several times a week. That should help to burn off extra calories from occasional desserts.

Remember: Dress Up Like a Cow this Friday!

If you don’t know about this, you’re probably thinking, “She’s crazy!”  And I must admit it does sound crazy!  But hey, I’ll dress up partly like a cow for a free Chick-Fil-A entree on July 9th.  Everyone who comes dressed up partially like a cow gets a free entree, and for those who come completely dressed up like a cow get the whole meal free.  You can RSVP on Facebook if you want to, but you don’t have to.

Here’s more info about where to download free printable cow ears, spots, etc.

If you can’t tell already, I’m a huge fan of Chick-Fil-A…our whole family is.  And would you like to know why? (By the way, this is not a paid post.   It’s strictly my opinion)  Well, let me tell you anyway:

  • We really like their food!
  • Chick-Fil-A’s food is top quality!
  • They have awesome waffle fries.
  • Their new spicy chicken sandwich is so good!
  • They have a super fast drive-through (One time during the lunch rush, the line wrapped completely around the building and I was at the end of the line.  I timed it and it only took me 5 minutes to get up to the window to get my food.  They’ve always been consistently fast.)
  • They’re closed on Sundays for faith and family.
  • They give out an enormous amount of money every year in scholarships.

Do You Get Enough Sleep?

I’ve read several articles recently that say many people do not get enough sleep which is important in keeping our bodies healthy.  There are many sleep aids on the market, but I personally take supplements from a health food store like Magnesium, Calcium w/Vitamin D3,  Melatonin and 5-HTP that help me get a better night’s sleep.  You can click here to read about an online site and see what they offer.  Anyone taking supplements should check with their doctor first before taking them.

Do We Outgrow Acne?

Have you ever noticed that even though you’re past the acne prone teenage years, you still get occasional acne from time to time? Maybe it’s just one or two little bumps, or maybe it’s several which require acne treatment.  It’s annoying whatever the quantity of those pesky little bumps.  And it’s really bad when they pop up in some conspicuous spot on the nose or forehead.  I wonder if we ever completely outgrow them!