I live in the grand state of Texas! I' love Texas!! I've learned it's hotter than the devils tongue...more beautiful than a fresh baked cup cake....and friendlier than the high school counselor that gave you the creeps. Come share my adventures in life. I'm a mother of three beautiful one's & two hairy ones (my doggies). I must also mention that I'm the CEO of the family. I've learned that life is more than 'my fine shirt just got soaked' bath times, 'hey we are so running fashionable late again' swimming lessons, your most recent 'break down' in the laundry room (yes I'm talking to you; now put down the dryer lint slowly), the latest 'does my butt look big' moment, or even that rock awesome meal you cooked last night. Life is random, sexy, unbelievable, predictable and darn cool. Lets get crafty, create, explore Texas, and have some pretty sweet experiences!

More from this author »

Healing Soups

It seems we are mid-fever into this flu season…and wowsers it’s been a doosey.  Here are some ‘healing’ soups that I’ve found to help you wade through the muck of illness:

A gal at my church had this recipe to share:




2-3 cloves of Garlic
1 large Onion
1-2 Tbs. fresh grated Ginger
2 Tbs. fresh Cilantro
3 Tbs. yeast-free instant Vegetable Broth
2=3 Quarts of Water
1 Cucumber  (optional: Carrots, Cabbage, Celery)
“Real Salts” to taste

Chop and crush garlic cloves into small diced pieces and lightly steam-fry. Set aside. Put whole onion in water in a deep pan, simmer until onion is transparent (approx. 1 hour). Add garlic and vegetable broth. Slice cucumber (and optional veggies) and add to soup. Simmer 10-15 minutes. Add fresh ginger and cilantro and Real salt to taste. This soup is especially soothing when tired, stressed, or sick with cold or flu, and is very anti-fungal.

Some other great sources to try…

The Pioneer Woman:  Chicken Soup

Dr. Oz has three healing soups

1. immune boosting soup

2. winter-warmer hearty soup

3.  detoxifying broth

Nourishing Days has a ‘Seriously Healing Soup’


So make yourself some healing soup to get your friends and loved ones over their aches and toilet closeness and back out in the rain/snow of the crisp winter!


Tags: , , , , , , , , ,