Throwback Thursday – It’s not supposed to be this hot here!!!! Going to reach 101 today and 104 tomorrow. Yeah, I know that there are some of you in hotter places than this, but this is Oregon.

August may normally hit the low 90’s for us here, but I left southern AZ a couple of years ago and now it feels like I’ve gone back … ugh!

For those of you experiencing hot, hot, hot, like we are here’s a nice glass of ice cold lemon water for you (with love).

I shot this image in Tucson while on my patio trying to cool off. After I publish this post, I’ll be getting a drink just like this. Stay cool out there!

Be good to yourself and others. Namaste’

Cooling Off

Fat Flush Water

I found this recipe on Facebook for something called Fat Flush Water.  I tried it the other day and personally, unless you are absolutely crazy about mint, I would eliminate it.  So today I made it without the mint and it tastes great.  If you like it sweeter, just add a packet of Stevia to your glass.  Want the recipe?  See below the photo.

Fat Flush Water

Recipe (body flush and detox water):

One cucumber, one lemon, one or two oranges, two limes and a bunch of mint (only if you like the taste of mint)

Slice them all and divide the ingredients between four 24 oz. water bottles (I used a gallon (glass) jug for all of it, as you can see in the photo), and fill it up with filtered water.  Drink daily!  This tastes delicious, helps flush fat and counts toward your daily water intake.

Lemons:  Help in the absorption of sugars and calcium; cuts down your craving for sweets.

Cucumber:  Acts as a diuretic and flushes fat cells.  It is alkalizing to the body and if you have an alkaline body, it is difficult for disease to thrive.  Cucumber also increases your energy level.

Lime:  Promotes a healthy digestive tract.

Mint:  A natural appetite suppressant that also aids in digestion.

To your good health!  Namaste’

Stay Thirsty

Maya Angelou is one of my very favorite authors.  She said, “When you learn, teach.  When you get, give.”  I believe she’s right.  I, for one, am learning more than I ever imagined from my fellow bloggers.  Some teach me new recipes, some new photo techniques, and some teach special lessons for living that always seem to “show up” when I need them most.  Maybe I need to give more attention to sharing what I know to be true.  I will endeavor to do that, starting right now.  One of the things I practice daily is Ho’oponopono. If any of you are already practicing it, be sure to let me know in the comments.  I’d love to hear from you!

Today’s photo reminds us to stay thirsty for knowledge.  But remember to stay physically hydrated, too 🙂  Namaste’

Heart Reflections from My Wax Warmer

Today’s photos and information probably won’t mean much to my male readers, but the female group might find it kind of fun.

I recently purchased a new wax warmer. What exactly is a wax warmer? Rather than me try to describe it, images can be seen here.  Basically, it melts scented wax cubes that come in a variety of fragrances. The base usually has holes to give off light from a clear bulb, which also warms the wax cubes. Other varieties have a platform base that heats up, similar to a coffee mug warmer.  If your sweetheart likes fragrance and the house to smell good, this could make a cute Valentine’s Day gift for her.

Yellow Wax Warmer

Right now I have a citrus cube fragrance in the yellow one and the brown/beige one has a fresh linen scent.  When the scent starts to diminish, I just change the cubes, using the same scent or a different one.

There are two ways to do it:

(1) turn off the base and using a hot pad, remove the top part where the melted wax is and pour it back into the cube container (directions for doing this are on the cube container), or

(2) turn the unit off and let it cool completely.  After it’s cool, remove the top, put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes and then use a dinner knife to pop out the hardened wax.  Wipe with a paper towel.

What I noticed this morning though (for the first time), is that the light reflected on the wall from the yellow one in the shape of hearts.  Why didn’t I notice it before?  Don’t know. Maybe I’m getting a message from my heart to send love and light to all. If that’s the case, now that you’ve seen this and it’s come into your awareness, you are invited to do the same 🙂

As always, click the images to enlarge.  I ended up describing a wax warmer after all, didn’t I?  Only slightly A.D.D. – ha! Oh, and as for the Super Bowl on Sunday . . . go Pats!!!!!!!


Brown/Beige Wax Warmer