Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Fever that is Spring

Rearranging things in the nursery

Sewing crib sheets. Much faster to cheat and zig zag the elastic in instead of making a casing for it.
Olive's first ice cream cone.

Nephew Boaz has us dreaming of baby boys with  lots of dark hair? 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

With Weather so Great

An evening walk to the quarry.

Digging out for a dog house.

A very sleepy puppy.

Very happy that Harley stopped jumping up on Olive and now lets her do all sorts of mean things to her.

Still wearing his winter boots. I should go put them away. He has a hard time switching seasonal clothing.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Things the Kids Say

Stuart is 5. We tell him that he will drive a Studebaker when he grows up.
He says he's going to drive a dump truck.
Last week he told me while watching birds while I was driving, "If I was a bird I would fly all the way to Grenada."
He is very obsessed with highways and the turnpike. "Are we on the highway?" he can be heard yelling from the backseat.
This morning he said, "Mom said her legs are going to make her die." I gave him a funny look and it turns out that I did say, "My legs are going to be killing me tomorrow," as I was helping Nate put the flags in the ground and did a lot of squats.

Olive spends most of her days toddling after me with her coat in her hand. She just started to say, "go outside."
The other thing she says all the time is, "Hold It!" which sounds more like, "whole lit!"
It was one of those things I realized I am saying all the time.
I was telling someone about this and they did not even know what I meant by this phrase and then I was even more humbled. I just taught my daughter to say something so dutchy that commoners don't understand it.

 Potato Stamping on some gauze fabric to make a Muslin Swaddle Blanket. 

Some artwork in the NST room that I get to sit in every week. Checking up on baby.

Easter Sunday

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fat Busters and Why I’m Loving Plexus

When I was a teenager, I’m going to guess 16 or 17 years old I had a low moment while reading one of those junk mail flyers and I ordered a bottle of pills called, “Fat Busters.”
The company, being very discreet, sent the package to a certain L. Zimmerman. My poor Dad his name is Lester and when this package came for L. Zimmerman he tore it open and thought someone sent him “Fat Busters” as a hint to lose weight. The bottle was really corny looking with a huge fireball on it. I’m not sure how long it went until he mentioned this at the supper table one night and I had to confess (oh the shame) that I had ordered them. I’m pretty sure I never took them.

You might have heard of Plexus by now. I’m taking it and I’m a fan.

  1. Slim
  2. Bio Cleanse
  3. Pro Bio 5

The slim tastes great, has lowered my blood pressure, made my cycle more regular, and best of all has eliminated my sugar cravings. I would take it for that reason alone.

I started taking Slim because I struggle with crashing blood sugar. Also there was the hope of losing weight. I was not serious enough about my diet when I began and there was not an amazing weight loss for me. It did help with my crashing blood sugar.

I went off of slim for a few weeks before I asked my midwife about taking it and was so ready to get back on it.
The same time I started back on it I also cut sugar completely from my diet and limited carbs. This is when I started taking  ProBio5. Maybe it was adding the ProBio that helped to take away my sugar cravings. I’m not sure but I do believe that if you are taking Plexus products you should eat clean and drink a lot of water. You don’t want to waste a good thing. I know for myself I saw a huge difference when I got more serious about my diet.

Please don’t feel like you need to take Plexus if there is nothing wrong with you. It seems like everyone is taking it these days and I do get silly sometimes because anytime I hear about someone’s health I can’t help but think, “Try Plexus.” It feels funny that it helps so many different problems. Do some research on gut health related to the brain and body and you will find that so much of this is related.

Plexus products have helped people with:
Candida (gut health) taking care of a yeast overgrowth takes care of a lot of other issues.
Lyme disease
Weight loss
Hormonal Imbalance
Thyroid problems
Celiac disease
High or low blood sugar
Chronic Fatigue
Acid Reflux
Hay fever
Adrenal Fatigue

I’m sure I forgot something really important. Plexus products are all natural. They are not approved by the FDA. I’m not sure about you but I don’t trust the FDA anyhow. It’s not like you are going to feel awesome on it after one day. Some people do see results that fast but it is a healing process. I like to think that once my body heals I can cut back or stop taking the products. For instance it is recommended to take 4 ProBio capsules if you are fighting off a yeast overgrowth and only one or two to maintain. There is a 60 day money back guarantee. 

You can check it out for yourself here.