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Home Remedies for Large Pores

August 29th, 2012 Posted in Beauty, Girl Stuff, Recipes

I don’t know about you but this is one of the many troubles I have with my skin.  The experts say it is due to overactive sebaceous glands in the skin.  Pores are simply openings in the skin that release sweat and oil to the skin surface.  If there’s too much oil, the pores can become thik and the skin loses that natural smoothness we all want.  Here are a couple of remedies that should help:

Cucumber Eyes

Remedy #1

This homemade remedy uses cucumber.  Crush cucumber add a few drops of lemon juice.  Stir to create a paste.  Apply this mixture to your face but not your eyes and place cucumber slices over your eye areas.  Let sit for 15-20 minutes and then rinse.  This recipe is known to increase blood circulation and helps to unclog pores.


Remedy #2

This remedy uses Egg whites and lemons.  You should mix 1 egg-white and a few drops of lemon juice.  Then apply to your skin and wait till it dries in seven to ten minutes.  The egg white works to nurture the skin while shrinking the pores and helping to expel at least some of what is inside.  As the egg dries, it hardens helping to pull that waste out.  The lemon juice helps with the reduction of the pore size.

Blog Classes

August 28th, 2012 Posted in Business, Girl Stuff

If you are trying to use the WordPress blog software to run your website, these classes are for you.  The Deltona Woman’s Club on E. Normandy Ave, in Deltona is hosting a class tomorrow at 3:30pm on basic posting.  Individual classes are $5 per person per hour.  Here is a link to the Deltona Woman’s Club website.

Updating Blog Software

August 27th, 2012 Posted in Business, Crafts, WholeSum Thoughts


I have been working with a newer version of the WordPress software than the one operating this site and therefore I will be updating this blog to a more advanced or streamlined layout using the latest version of the WordPress software. Once I have the new software installed and configured, I will be breaking this blog into two distinct blogs.  One for health, fitness and recipes.  The other for crafts, cultural and arts events and materials.

Both are free to join! Watch for an email asking you to register for the new blog site(s).  I look forward to helping you connect with your creative, healthy, curious inner self as we explore new ideas, tools, techniques and venues!

Many uses for Vegetable Soup Mix

August 26th, 2012 Posted in Recipes

If you want a staple in your cupboard that is versatile, healthy and stores well for a long time, bulk foil bags of vegetable soup blend from Frontier Natural Products is one of the best.  You can of course just add water or stock and make soup but there are endless other uses.  I make my favorite pasta like macaroni and add a 1-2 tblsps of reconstituted soup mix along with a wedge of smiling cow cream cheese to make a quick supper or light lunch.  You can also add the mix to your favorite stir fry, fried or steamed rice or crock pot recipe.  With a blend of onions, carrots, potatoes, parsley, spinach, bell peppers, and tomato, it is the perfect mix to veggie-up your favorite recipe.  Use this link to order it from my store : http://www.celestinemarket.com/market/html/products.php

Juicing! A great way to get vitamins without the fiber.

August 16th, 2012 Posted in Recipes

You’ll show your age if you recognize this name, Jack LaLane is one of the best known names in fitness but it’s also associated with a great Juicing machine that is affordable and durable.  Here’s a link to one selling on Amazon.com:  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_11?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=jack+lalanne+juicer&sprefix=Jack+LaLane%2Caps%2C307

All I did to generate the above link was search for Jack Lalane Juicer on Amazon.com.

You may  be able to find these in local stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond and Walmart but let your fingers do the walking for you!  Enjoy!  This juicer also has a great recipe book and more recipes online at allrecipes.com

Roasted Garlic

August 11th, 2012 Posted in Recipes

Buy a set of five or six garlic heads and place them in a baking dish after rubbing off the loose outer dry skin.  Pour a small amount of extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil over each head and bake at 375 for around 50 mins or until brown.  Let cool and squeeze out of cloves into jar or right on your favorite bread.  You don’t need to add any butter and you’ll never miss it either!  I absolutely love this on bread, can be added to sauces, stir fry and any place you use crushed garlic. But be ready to clear the house because this is a very fragrant dish.  At lease it’s one way to get the kids out of the house!

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