Archive for November, 2009

Inspired at Home Radio – November 29, 2009

GRASONVILLE, MDMonday morning – Just in case you missed last night’s Inspired at Home Radio show here are the podcast links (or click here for the print transcript of the show):

Craft Concierge Maria Nerius – Think Ink – Listen >>

Creativity Sisters – Project Picks of the Week – Listen >>

Laura Scott – DRG Kit of the Month ClubsListen >>

Mark Montano – The Big-Ass Book of Crafts – Listen >>

Candace Liccione – Herban Living – Nutmeg – Listen >>

Katheryn Bieber – Taking 100% Control of Your Life – Listen >>

Listen to the entire podcast episode (including creative roundtable discussion) – Listen >>

Enjoy!

November 30, 2009 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

Heidi’s Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!!

LOS OSOS, CA Sunday morning – I knew if I planned a quiet holiday weekend, it would probably not happen — and it didn’t — but that’s ok!!  It was a wonderful holiday weekend!!

Gary & Gina

This year, I told all of my family I was cooking Thanksgiving dinner no matter what.  I didn’t care who came, I was going to cook for Thanksgiving.  Last year we went to visit our granddaughter Savannah at boarding school. I so missed the holiday smells and the leftovers when we returned home. This year as our family continues to grow with extended families of their own… I knew some of our kids wouldn’t be able to visit.

Our daughter Gina and her hubby Gary came visiting first. My daughter Starr and her daughter Savannah came and joined us for dinner which was sooooo good.

After Thanksgiving yummies Gina and I headed for the studio…Gina loves to mosaic. My family frequently receives my mosaic art for gifts. She says she never tires of mosaics. (Good to know ’cause I was thinking everyone would tire of them!)  So we

Mosaics on Brick

mosaic’d away all day Friday.

Gina and Gary decided to plant a rosebush for each of their kids.  They wanted to make mosaic garden art to place by each plant — isn’t that a cool idea!  So here are the mosaic brick garden art pieces we created.  Gina picked words and alphabet letters to match each mosaic. We had so much fun!!!

Then just as Gina and Gary left for home with their treasures, our son Woody and his family stopped by. We went over to the beach and gathered stones (check out the heart shapes I found – love them!). I was able to get a photo of Woody, Suzi and the girls while the boys (Mason, Josh and Vince) climbed the rocks.

The ocean was amazing today.  So I thought I would share it.

The weekend isn’t quite over but it has been amazing…..yes I am grateful for my family.

Audriana, Suzi, Woody, Kaila

Sending Lots of Love, Heidi

November 29, 2009 at 9:48 am 9 comments

Myrrh – Herbal and Medicinal

GRASONVILLE, MD – Thursday morning –  Myrrh is a resin from a tree and is harvested much in the same manner as frankincense. Myrrh is very antiseptic so you will see it in many products for mouth and gum health such as toothpaste, gargles and mouthwash. Myrrh is also an ingredient in healing salves and liniments for its antiseptic properties. Myrrh is used in Chinese medicine for arthritic and circulatory problems and in Ayurvedic medicine for its tonic and rejuvenation properties. Myrrh has cautions with regard to not using if you are pregnant and is not for use with children. Myrrh is also good for mature, wrinkled or aging skin.  Myrrh essential oil has a warm, earth, woody scent and is used for athlete’s foot, bronchitis, chapped skin, gums, bad breath and toothaches. The scent is said to have a cooling effect on heated emotions, brings tranquility to your spirit, peace and inner stillness. So try some myrrh or myrrh essential oil and experience its healing effects on body, mind and spirit. >>Candace     Listen to Candace’s podcast report – GO>>

Holiday Aromatherapy Blend

Use 5 drops each: Frankincense essential oil, myrrh essential oil, cedarwood essential oil and orange essential oil. Blend oils together in small bottle and place a few drops into an aromatherapy diffuser to scent your home for the holidays.

November 26, 2009 at 7:00 am 1 comment

November 25th Pajama Party LIVE

Just in case you missed tonight’s LIVE event – you can watch the archived episode – http://ow.ly/FKYK.

Click here to learn how to join our next LIVE event!

November 26, 2009 at 1:22 am Leave a comment

Inspired at Home Radio – November 22, 2009

GRASONVILLE, MDMonday morning – Just in case you missed last night’s Inspired at Home Radio show here are the podcast links (or click here for the print transcript of the show):

Craft Concierge Maria Nerius – Talking Turkey – Listen >>

Brenda Pinnick Color U – Oh So Blue! – Listen >>

Creativity Sisters – Project Picks of the Week – Listen >>

Heidi Boyd – CraftCycleListen >>

Mike Assile – Beacon Adhesives – Listen >>

Candace Liccione – Herban Living – Myrrh – Listen >>

Creativity Sisters – Final Few Picks of the Week – Listen >>

Listen to the entire podcast episode (including creative roundtable discussion) – Listen >>

Enjoy!

November 23, 2009 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

Frankincense – Herbal and Medicinal

Frankincense is an herb of legend, an herb rich in religious history and a wonderful herb used in incense blends. Frankincense is an aromatic resin obtained from the Bosweillia tree. Frankincense Frankincense is tapped from this tree through scraping the bark so the resin seeps out and hardens into what is called “frankincense tears”. These trees grow in some of the toughest environments and are considered to be more medicinal the harsher the growing conditions. Frankincense has a woodsy, spicy and fruity scent. It elevates the spirit and soul and is relaxing for nervous tension.

Frankincense, the herb, is seldom used internally but is used in aromatherapy and incense blends. Frankincense is anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-depressant, stimulates new cell growth, helps prevent wrinkles, is used on stretch marks and helps counteract aging — also heals wounds, is an expectorant, treats coughs and colds and is a gastric tonic.

Frankincense has an essential oil that is considered non-toxic and non-irritant and used externally only. The essential oil is also very antiseptic, in a diffuser helps to reduce anxiety and tension by slowing and deepening breathing, assists in easing worry, agitation and is very refreshing. So the next time you need a relaxing and spirit raising moment, try putting some frankincense into a diffuser and let your tension drift away.  >>Candace

Frankincense Stretch Mark Remedy

Place 2 drops each of frankincense essential oil, lavender essential oil and neroli essential oil into an unscented lotion or carrier oil such as olive or almond oil. Rub gently into areas with stretch marks.

November 19, 2009 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

Inspired at Home Radio – November 15, 2009

Inspired at Home Radio - November 15, 2009GRASONVILLE, MDMonday morning – Just in case you missed last night’s Inspired at Home Radio show here are the podcast links (or click here for the print transcript of the show):

Craft Concierge Maria Nerius – How do I craft with flat marbles and clear pebbles? – Listen >>

Inspired at Home LIVE on Facebook Events – What are these new LIVE events all about? – Listen >>

Creativity Sisters – Project Picks of the Week – Listen >>

Marisa Pawelko – Modern Surrealist, LLCListen >>

Candace Liccione – Herban Living – Frankincense – Listen >>

Creativity Sisters – Final Few Picks of the Week – Listen >>

Listen to the entire podcast episode (including creative roundtable discussion) – Listen >>

Enjoy!

November 16, 2009 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

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