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Monday, March 19, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

New Spark Naturals March Oil Clubs Are Here!


Bergamot is specially unique among the citrus oils
because of it's ability to calm and uplift at the same time,
making it an ideal choice to help with sad or anxious feelings.
It aids in self confidence and aids in depression.
Bergamot is very cleansing to the skin, 
as well as purifying while having a calming effect.

Popular Uses

~ Diffuse to aid in depression - respiratory problems - SAD and PMS
~ Add to your tea for a calming effect
~ Add to a base cream to be used for wounds and cuts, oily skin, exzema, acne, etc.
~ Apply to feet with Spark Naturals Carrier Oil for a relaxing and calming massage
~ Add one to two drops to your DIY skin care cleanser

Use 3 to 4 drop in diffuser

Dilute 1 drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid

Apply 1 to 2 drops to desired area
Dilute with Spark Naturals Carrier Oils to help with any skin sensitivity

Clary Sage

Clary Sage is one of the most calming, soothing, and relaxing
essential oils available, and has been used since the middle ages.
Clary Sage has wonderful benefits, including easing depression and nervous burn-out, as well as aiding in many female complaints. 
It is frequently used to calm the skin.
Inhaling or diffusing Clary Sage can promote relaxation, and aid in  a restful nights sleep.

Popular Uses:

~ A powerful relaxant Clary Sage essential oil can calm the nervous system during times of depression, stress, or grief.
~ Inhaling or diffusing Clary Sage can promote relaxation, and aid in a restful nights sleep
~ Add to creams, soaps, and lotions for amazing skin benefits
~ Clary Sage can help with menstrual  discomfort when applied topically
~ Clary Sage is often used as a DIY shampoo to promote healthy hair and scalp  


Use 3 to 4 drop in diffuser

Dilute 1 drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid

Apply 1 to 2 drops to desired area

All available HERE

Monday, February 26, 2018

Vintage Gas Heaters Go Solar

OK, I dare say I've had this old gas heater for 5 or so years waiting for inspiration, with the time to follow through with that inspiration, to strike.

When my son bought his house it was inside the fireplace, 
not hooked up to anything, just sitting inside.
He was going to toss it, over my dead body!! 
I have one similar that has been moved to a ton of different places in the house that I picked up at a thrift store on half price day for a song. (I won't mention how long I've had that one....)
What had I planned for either of them? 
Who knows, but I had to have them.

The one from my son was more ornate.
It got my creative juices flowing.

The front has ceramic/stone/tiles? carved/cut 
detailed sections that I imagine would hold the heat? 
Some were broken.
I wanted to fix them.
This whole project was played by ear.

I removed the metal grate that I imagine acted as a safety precaution when the ceramic tiles were hot?

Yes, I know I have a lot of question marks.
Hey, just guessing how these would work here!

Gathered what supplies I thought I would need.

GE Silicone (since this would be going outside, GE Silicone handles the fluctuations in temperatures better than others, imo)

Solar Fairy Lights  (in love with these things!)

A pokey tool (something to adjust the lights positioning behind the ceramic tiles)

Took each broken section out and siliconed them back together. 
There were pieces missing, but did the best I could.

 I went out and measured how long the light string would need to be to reach where I needed to put the solar receptor. Didn't want to run short!

I left the tiles dry over night.
While they were drying I started weaving
 the lights behind the ceramic tiles that were still in place.

Once dry I placed the repaired tiles back in,
using my pokey tool (turned out to be 2 tiny screwdrivers)
I gently worked and weaved them around so they wouldn't be in a clump.

After the empty space behind the tiles was full
 I still had quite a bit of length of lights left.
I really didn't want any lights to show outside of the heater.

I looked around the back and saw a hole, 
guess that is where the gas pipe would have hooked up.
I brought the light string up and pushed the rest of them inside the hole.

Lo and behold it led to the empty space along
 the top that had cut outs in it.
I worked the lights as evenly as I could all 
through the length of the top.

Now by day it just looks like an old heater,
but come night .....

It comes alive!
I'm surprised how it could pass for a mini fireplace!

Here's the other one I had.
Not as ornate as my Son's.
But I still love it.
It must weigh 10 times as much as my son's!

Wasn't quite sure how I was going to place the lights, 
there wasn't anything to hide them behind.
I ended up just running them along the bottom where the burner? is. It looks like flames would have come up from there.

And that's just what it looks like at night.

I wanted to be able to see them from inside the house as well as outside. I placed one on each side of my sliding glass doors. 
You see the backs from inside and a subtle glow of the lights.

I love that I don't have to turn them on and off or 
pay the electric company to use them.
I love how they turned out.

It only took about 15 yrs for one and 5 for the other 
to finally be reinvented and find their rightful place.

Great Backyard Bird Count 2018 ~ WW

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Romantic Heart Designs Coloring Pages

Click on image to enlarge.
Right click, save as, 
then print.


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