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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while.  My whole house got the flu.  Myself and my son had it before Christmas and my hubby got it after.  Blech!  We still managed to have an awesome Christmas.

My brother, who is in the Navy, and his wife and two girls were able to make it to my parents' home for Christmas Day.  My sister and all three of her boys were also there.  It was SO nice.

It was the first Christmas my son, who just turned three, kinda knew what was going on.  He is still telling people that Santa is "going to come to my house."  I tell him, "yes, next Christmas."

I didn't ask for any gifts because I was blessed to win a Silhouette, I know right!  It arrived right after Christmas.  Due to all the sickness, I haven't been able to play with it yet.  I'm so excited to be able to craft with it and look forward to doing some tutorials this year.

If you are sick with the flu or cold, here are some ideas to get you through it:  All were found via Pinterest.  You can follow me there by clicking HERE.

Image belongs to Dotal Anecdotes
This is Fire Cider.  It consists of very hot peppers, ginger, garlic, onion, apple cider vinegar and other ingredients.  You can find the recipe HERE at Dotal Anecdotes:  Life as a Wife.  It is a home remedy and preventative for colds, etc.  You have to make this and let it sit for several weeks, so you won't be able to actually use this today.

Now, this:
Image belongs to Easy Peasy
This is a Paleo and Holistic Cold Remedy that you can find HERE and is by Easy Peasy.  This is a very popular pin on Pinterest.  Plus it's got ingredients everyone usually has on hand:  honey and cinnamon.

Image belongs to Good Food Matters
 This one also uses simple ingredients you should already have on-hand.  It is called Maggie's Cough Remedy and can be found HERE.  It is brought to us by Good Food Matters.

So, fix up one or more of these remedies, drink lots of water, eat some chicken soup and feel better!

Thanks for stopping by,

P.S.  I am linking up here today:

Aloha Friday Blog Hop


  1. Hey there - new follower from the blog hop! Love the blog & can't wait to read more! Hope you have a great day! :)

  2. Hey Natosha,

    Following you back from the blog hop. The flu - what is there to say? It has been going around and it just needs to stop!
    Hope everyone is feeling better!

    How amazing that your brother made it home. Thanks to your brother for his service! My husband's whole side of the family is military so I understand the sacrifices. I have just added you to my reader, so I can learn more. Looking forward to getting to know you better.

    Two Martini Lunch

  3. Thank you so much for the great tips! Following you from the blog hop! I love your blog and I can't wait to read more :) Now following your lovely blog xo

    Mine's if you fancy a read :)

  4. Thanks for sharing! It is very helpful for this time of year. I found your blog through the blog hop and I'm your newest follower!

    Check out my blog and follow me back!


  5. Happy new year darling! :)


  6. Happy new year..


  7. Flu is such a bummer. I like these all natural ideas. I don't think that OTC medicine really has that much of an effect, and sometimes it makes me feel a bit sicker! I found you through the Aloha Friday blog hop. Feel free to stop by mine and say hi: Aloha!

  8. Stopping by and following from the blog hop. Flu should be a bad word. I'm a nurse at a nursing home and about 3/4 of the home had Flu A (one that is not covered in the flu shot) Needless to say my holidays were quite busy.

  9. Aloha, Natosha. If you like to read--please tell me you do--I'd love for you to visit me at: