What a day...it was romantic and beautiful with a dash of silliness added in. The church was stunning, loved the wedding colors, the stunning flowers everywhere. It was perfect. Charity had invited some of us from work to witness their union and get 'our party on', and boy oh boy did we!
When we arrived at the reception, this is what was on our tables. Charity had handmade all these event schedules, they were just beautiful and very handy on letting us know what was coming next for the evening.
This was one photo from her photographer that day, these are her darling nieces and perhaps either a cousin or friends daughter(s). Aren't they just precious! Darling!
Charity and Allen's first dance!
People from the hospital being super crazy with an action shot!
Charity and Allen, thank you so very much for allowing me to witness such a beautiful day for you both!
Dear Bloggers, I need to do a review of this book I have read. Interesting comes to mind at first, but once I opened and read the first 3 chapters I had a different thought...WOW, this man took some guts and really put it out there.
Throughout our history, the federal government has lied to send our children
off to war, lied to take our money, lied to steal our property, lied to gain our
trust, and lied to enhance its power over us. Not only does the government lie
to us, we lie to ourselves. We won't admit that each time we let the government
get away with misleading us, we are allowing it to increase in size and power
and decrease our personal liberty.
In acquiescing to the government's continuous fraudulent behavior, we bear
partial responsibility for the erosion of our individual liberties and the
ever-expanding federal regulation of private behavior. This book attacks the
culture in government that facilitates lying, and it challenges readers to
recognize that culture, to confront it, and to be rid of it. Please go to BookSneeze to check out other reviews.
All of this started with my darling friend Rob...you ask how. Well, this man is extraordinarily healthy in almost all septum's. We have known each other for a couple of years now, and I have always turned to Rob, with any of my health inquires.
In fact, Rob and I became fast friends quite quickly, not with just the my health inquires but with all things in each others lives. We were fast to discover so many 'likenesses' and 'loves'. I find Rob incredibly intelligent and love that mind of his (and let you in on a little secret, he is gorgeous to boot...lol)! I tell him all the time..."I love that brain of yours!". I have come to trust Rob with so many things in my life, he is truly an incredible friend and man. I share this with all of you, because I have shared so many people in my life's story, that I needed to introduce you to this HEART worthy friend. Trust me when I say...he has become one of my dearest friends. I absolutely love this man...this man who is my best friend, Rob!
OK, so I digress. It was Rob who first introduced me to the Moroccan Mint Green Tea! Since that fateful day, I am a true addict. I have a huge pitcher in my fridge, I drink it cold and over ice about 3-4 times a day. And from the first day of me partaking in this life's little pleasure, it has done this body good! I feel SO much better, from inside to out! And from doing the research online, I see it does SO much more! And the biggest plus...IT TASTES SUPERB! So, my darling blogging friends, please go...and buy a box, brew it, ice it, sit down with a good book and partake in a refreshing pause! That is not only yummy to the tummy, but also the best thing one can do for one's body and mind! ENJOY!
There is just something about a refreshing cup of mint tea that can make even the worst day seem just a little brighter. With just enough zing to delight our taste bugs, we enjoy the taste and often gain a sense of well being from settling into a favorite chair and sipping along for a time. But what truth is there to the legends of minted teas? Do they really have something about them that can raise our spirits or in general enhance our well being?
Here are some of the claims made for teas with mint and what they can actually do for us.
For many years, minted herbal teas have enjoyed the reputation of providing recuperative powers to both the body and to the mind. There is no doubt that most of us find mint to be refreshing and desirable in many different ways. Many of us enjoy after dinner mints because of the way that mint can help to cleanse our palates. Quite a few of us enjoy the taste of chocolates seasoned with mint flavor when we take in a matinee at our favorite movie theater.
We may add a sprig of fresh mint into some of our recipes. So it should come as no surprise that we would enjoy a tea that is made with brewed mint leaves. The taste alone can help us to achieve a lighter mood. It can certainly be said that minted herbal tea has the ability to enhance our moods, even if indirectly.
When it comes to physical ailments, many people will swear by the use of mint tea as an effective and natural way to deal with an upset stomach. The mint is thought to be an excellent way to calm a sense of nausea, as well as soothe a fever and help to calm the chills of the common cold. The mint herb tea is a quick and easy way to introduce the mint and its healing powers into the body, calming the ailing person and allowing them to have enough relief that he or she can get some rest and begin to heal.
When it gets down to it, mint tea can indeed help ease some ailments, and help make your day seem a little better.
The fact that the tea has an excellent taste just makes the experience of drinking mint herbal tea all the more satisfying.
Mint has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years with it's origins in Europe and Asia. There are many varieties of mint, by far the most popular for tea making is Peppermint.
Mint contains a number of vitamins and minerals which are vital to health including Vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and magnesium and it is thought to have a number of healing properties, five of which are outlined below:
1. Relieves Indigestion
The symptoms associated with indigestion have been found to be eased by drinking Mint tea which helps to move food quickly through the stomach, and also by the calming effect it has on the stomach muscles.
2. Cold & Flu Treatment
The active ingredient in Mint is menthol which acts as an effective decongestant and an expectorant that will promote the loosening of chesty coughs. Dry coughs can also benefit from it's calming properties.
3. Relieves Upset Stomach
Mint's relaxing properties can unbind the muscles of the abdominal area and can help relieve menstrual cramps and other muscular complaints. Oil in the Mint leaf can reduce gas and stomach bloating.
4. Relives Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Mint tea is thought to be extremely useful for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) cramps as it calms the muscles of the stomach and increases gastric juice production.
5. Mild Sedative
Drinking Mint tea can act as a mild sedative aiding relaxation, and when drunk before going to bed may reduce insomnia.
This is the list of benefits of green tea which I’ve found during my research online.
It is used to treat multiple sclerosis.
It is used for treatment and prevention of cancer.
It is used to stop Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
It is used to raise the metabolism and increase fat oxidation.
It reduces the risk of heart diseases and heart attacks by reducing the risk of thrombosis.
It reduces the risk of esophageal cancer.
Drinking green tea inhibits the growth of certain cancer cells, reduces the level of cholesterol in blood, improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.
It is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular diseases
It is used to treat impaired immune function. .
Some researches show that, drinking green tea regularly may help prevent tooth decay by killing the bacteria which causes the dental plaque.
I truly hope my blogger friends that you give this 'Nectar of the God's' a try! Trust me when I tell you that you will shortly fall in love with the taste and all the healthy side effects of this magical drink!
Bloggers! Welcome to Happy House of Haas...I can't say enough how much fun you are going to have hopping and checking out the wonderful banners of other bloggers! This wonderful lady from The CardMonkey's Paper Jungle ,Ellen, started this for her children! Yes, her kids from PSC!
Ellen works as a Admissions Dirertor for the Pediatric Specialty Care (PSC) and wanted to cheer the children up this Halloween season. How you ask? With bloggers from all over the world making Halloween Banners to be hung in the children's rooms. Truly a fantastic idea! I had to jump on board! A great cause and just the thought of children enjoying the banners made my heart smile! So, without further delay let the hopping begin! Enjoy bloggers! I can't wait to dive in to the hop myself!
Next one on the list is Lisa, Bit by the Cricut Bug!!! Please have fun and maybe next time around you will consider joining in on this wonderful good cause! Happy Hopping Bloggers!
I can't tell you how much I love blogging, I find new ideas for crafts and scrapbooking from all the blogs I follow. Today I wanted to share a few great ideas from some fellow bloggers. I will post some pics and then link them to their sites, so you too can enjoy what their blogs have to offer! First and foremost I can't thank the blogs I follow enough for always providing great posts and ideas! I have a binder filled to the brim with all the wonderful ideas! I have done some and some I will do 'one day', please keep it up my fellow bloggers, because this blogger for one....LOVES all the posts!
And this darling card made by no other than Kimberly from Stampin' by the Sea. I ADORE her blog, she sells Stampin' Up and really knows her stuff! I found her through blogging and fell in love with her style and her beautiful 'how-to's'! Enjoy ladies this beautiful card!