Coffee Grounds To The Rescue!

Hand Savior:

Coffee Grounds To The Rescue! Rub coffee grounds onto your hands after handling smelly foods such as garlic, onion or fish. The grounds will absorb the smell, as well as any oil that may have hitched a ride on your hands.

via 15 Household Uses for Coffee Grounds – Healthy Home – Mother Earth Living.

Infinity Love Dreams Award

I  have been nominated for the Infinity Love Dreams Award by Soso  of  Un pied ici, un pied là-bas  meaning in English one foot here, one foot there; I love that!  I met Soso while taking the  WordPress Blogging 101 class and I have enjoyed reading her blog ever since. I am honored, Thank You Soso. 😀


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This award is given with an air of curiosity and fun, wanting to know a bit more about you and share a bit more about me.   🙂

 For this award the rules are:
  • Thank and follow the blog that nominated you.
  • Tell us 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer the questions that were set for you to answer.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them.

Here we go 11 facts about myself:
  1. I think I’ll make another cup of coffee and think about this.
  2. I love Fall, I love the smell, the way the sun shines on the trees, the sounds of kids playing, the breeze rustling through leaves, changing,  for me there is something magical about this season.
  3. Old movies are the best although I have to say I really like Avatar.
  4. I still don’t have a smart phone   😮 .
  5. I collect crochet patterns!
  6. My favorite place to be is the mountains, but I am learning to appreciate the city.
  7. I like traveling and exploring those places off the beaten path.
  8. Sitting around a camp fire with good friends.
  9. Harvesting and cooking wild mushrooms and greens.
  10. I am learning to live ……. in a different way, not so much running around the mountains.
  11. I am rearranging, growing, learning and expanding my life.

Here are the questions Soso asked:
  1. How do you start your Sunday mornings?  With a hot cup of coffee.
  2. What’s your favorite reading(s) of the last 6 months?  Crochet patterns, I have gone crazy over crochet patterns!
  3. What’s the kind of attitude you hate the most when travelling in public transportation?  People that pass gas, and then smile at you as they are getting off the bus!
  4. Who changes the toilet paper roll at home? All of us do, I’m lucky that’s not an issue……………
  5. How many (real) good friends do you have around? (be honest!) I have a couple, I just wish they lived closer.
  6. Your best treat ever? Ice Cream! I love Ice Cream!
  7. What’s your favorite quotation(s) ?  I AM THAT, I am ∼ Exodus 3:14
  8. If you could relocate right know, which would be the city or country of your choice?  I would stay right where I am, the Pacific NW.
  9. “I quit my job” or “I fired my boss”… Which personality are you? I quit my job, I’ve pretty much always got along with my bosses.
  10. What could make you want to stop blogging? I lose my internet connection. 


Drum roll please………………………..

Here are a few totally awesome and inspiring Blogs I am nominating for the Infinity Love Dreams Awards
  1. Stories by Shivangi
  2. Edwina’s Episodes
  3. Saturday Night Stitch
  4. Herbs and Wildcrafting
  5. In Cahoots With Muddy Boots
  6. Full Time
  7. Little Field Mice
  8. The Iris and the Lily
  9. Nowiveseeneverything
  10. Anchors and Butterflies

Questions for my Nominee’s:
  1. Is your glass empty, half full or overflowing?
  2. If you could be a plant what would you be?
  3. What is you favorite animal?
  4. Is there a movie you just can’t get enough of, what is it?
  5. What is the best surprise anyone has ever given you?
  6. Do you even like surprises?
  7. What made you start blogging?
  8. If you could do what ever you wanted what would that be?
  9. Where is your favorite Eco system ie: mountains, ocean, desert……?
  10. Who is your favorite actor or actress of all time?
  11. If you could go to another planet would you?

Enjoy, until next time,

Write On!


Cumin – Cuminum cyminum

Cumin is a flowering plant in the Apiaceae family that grows up to one foot in height and is grown heavily in Mediterranean countries. Its seeds are contained within a fruit and are typically dried for use in Asian cuisine. Cumin was used anciently, with use of the seeds dating
back to 2000 B.C. Traditional uses for Cumin include promoting digestive health and circulation. It was used ritually for internal protection and to protect one’s home. Cumin is rich in cuminaldehyde, which benefits the digestive system and promotes oral health. Cumin essential oil is purifying to the body’s systems and it promotes a healthy inflammatory response to normal stressors. Cumin has a powerful aroma and its nutty, spicy taste packs a powerful punch to recipes, so only a small amount of Cumin essential oil is needed for cooking. Cumin can be added to a variety of dishes and entrees including chili, dips, curry, soups, and salsa. It can also be used as a spice for meats and marinades.

Plant Part: Seed
Aromatic Description: Warm, spicy, nutty
Main Chemical Components: Cuminaldehyde, ß-pinene, para-cymene

  • Popular spice used in many dishes from around the world
  • Promotes oral health
  • Supports digestive health and helps to relieve occasional digestive discomfort
  • Purifying to the body’s systems
  • Promotes a healthy inflammatory response to normal stressors
  • Dilute with fractionated coconut oil and apply to stomach for occasional digestive discomfort
  • Add 1–3 drops to stews, soups, and curries for a spicy flavor and to promote digestive health
  • Dilute and apply to areas of concern to promote healthy circulation
  • Add one drop to 4oz. of water and gargle to promote oral health

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in a diffuser.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Dilute with a carrier oil of your choice and apply to desired area.

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.


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 By Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen (List of Koehler Images) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons