Walmart & Dollar Tree Haul

Back to school season is always bad for me.  I’ve been obsessed with stationary items since I was a kid.  I love new tablets, paper, note books… you get the idea.  This year was no different.  I’ll be starting off 2018 with all new items.  And when I saw the white & rose gold items at Walmart, I couldn’t resist.

Walmart & Dollar Tree Haul

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Bathroom Corner Shelf Re-Do

I don’t know if I’m frugal, cheap or just hate throwing things away that can be saved.  I’m stubborn Irish, so I guess it’s more of the latter.  This Summer, I’ve been doing a lot of little repairs around the house while the weather has been nice.  This is one of those projects.

Bathroom Corner Shelf Re-Do

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Super Lotion

I’d found this on Pinterest a while ago.  For the life of me, I can’t find the link to the original post.  This is the Skirt Girl Super Lotion.  It works like no other lotion I’ve ever found.  It is by far the best body lotion, ever.  I’ve made it as gifts for family & friends & have had requests for more.  It’s easy to make, not overly expensive & the ingredients can be found at Walmart.

Super Lotion

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My Detox Soup

I have type 2 Diabetes.  It has been a long journey for me & it hasn’t been an easy journey.  My entire world revolves around food & how often I eat. This recipe helps me to detoxify my system.  When I was first diagnosed, the doctors do what they usually do, put me on expensive pills & constant warnings that if I don’t get this under control, I would need to use insulin.  To top it all off, they said that my cholesterol & blood pressure were too high.  I was going broke & there didn’t seem to be a way out.

That’s when I went to my chiropractor, who does everything naturally, and asked him if there was a natural way to lower my numbers.  He put me on The Page Fundamental Diet.  Basically, the diet is, If God didn’t make it, don’t eat it.  The diet is in 2 phases.  My soup is made from the items that I can have in phase 1.

I am now off all of my pills & my numbers are in the ‘good’ range.  What they don’t tell you is that the diabetic diet keeps you diabetic.  They also don’t tell you that carbohydrates raise your sugar levels.  I must admit, sometimes I fall off the wagon & once you start to eat carbs, you crave them.  The only way I can get rid of the cravings is to make my ‘Detox Soup’.  I eat it for most meals for about a week.  By the end of the week, I’m no longer craving carbs.  I tend to make 2 pots of this soup in a week.

This is how I make it:

Detox Soup

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Jewelry Christmas Tree

It’s no secret that I have O.C.D. ~ Obsessive Christmas Disorder.

I think about Christmas all the time.  I can’t look at an everyday item without thinking, “How can I turn that into a Christmas decoration?”

That’s what happened when I posted the Walmart Gem Haul.  I saw those pieces of gaudy earrings & I knew exactly what I was going to do with them.  Those earrings became this:

Jewelry Christmas Tree

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