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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cozy Cat and Winter Wonderland

A beautiful snow fell overnight while darkness fell upon the earth. I woke up to a Winter Wonderland. I did not measure the snow but it looks like at least 15 inches or so. Fluffy and beautiful. No one is outdoors. Quiet neighborhood. Having a good snow fall makes us cocoon into our homes. I wonder what everyone is doing? Baking cookies. Movie watching. Blog surfing. Soon I will don my boots and clear off my steps just in case someone comes to shovel out my driveway. Hey, a girl can dream, can't she? (FYI: My friend's hubby is going to come shovel me out. What a blessing they are to me).

Don't worry about the cats. They are in "life is normal" mode around here. Peanut is cozying down in the picture above. Quite the peanut, isn't he?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lavender ~ Calm and Relaxing Essential Herbal Oils

Feeling stressed? Can't sleep? Take in a deep breath; Now exhale. Repeat three times. This is a good technique for stress reduction. Deep cleansing breaths. Essential herbal oils like lavender are also a magnificent way to relax naturally through using aromatherapy in our every day lives. Add a few drops of essential oil of lavender into a diffuser to permeate throughout the hoe or drop right into your bathwater. Lavender bath gels and creams can also give you that same calming effect. Use your own home as a spa to create the relaxation you are so desperately craving. Winter is a superb time to experiment with different essential oils. Clean and refreshing. No additives or chemicals. Just pure essential herbal oils. breathe in.....and out....
Shown above are lavender products from SwissJust. Looking for more information? Click on the link shown on the right.