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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Caring for Simple Cuts

There are a just few mandatory rules to follow when caring for simple cuts. And although most people know first aid for minor cuts, there are times when visiting a health care professional are warranted.
There are a few simple rules when caring for simple cuts:

1. Immediately apply pressure to the cut. Use a clean compress such as a Kleenex for small paper cuts, or a large towel if you've cut your hand, leg, or arm. Continue to apply pressure until the bleeding stops.
2. After you've stemmed the bleeding, wash the cut with soap and warm water, taking care to clean any debris in or around the cut. You can dab or pour hydrogen peroxide onto the cut to help wash away dirt and debris.
3. Dry the cut by patting it with another clean compress.
4. Apply antibiotic ointment or spray on the cut to inhibit infection.
5. Cover the cut with a sterile bandage to keep germs out.
6. If the cut gets wet, repeat steps 3, 4, and 5.
7. Let the cut heal before permanently removing the bandaging.
8. See your doctor if the cut reddens, develops pus, or doesn't heal within a few days.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Diet of Sugar: Strategy for Cutting it Down

Highly sweetened food are extremely common in the American diet. Did you have sweetened cereal for breakfast, a doughnut in midmorning. A coke and a hot apple pie with luch, and a bowl of ice cream after dinner? If so, your diet is like that of most Americans. It has been estimated that as much as 18 percent of our total caloric intake comes from sugars added to foods, and that the average
Friday, April 23, 2010

Dessert Pizza

Dessert Pizza: Strawberry, Banana, Jam & Chocolate Pizza. I’ve always wanted to try a dessert pizza and I've tried many different kinds before. Like fish types with artichoke and anchovies. I got an opportunity when I had some extra strawberries and bananas one hand.Since most stores are carry strawberries at low prices. I need a way to use them creatively before they spoiled, and I didn't want
Thursday, April 22, 2010

How to Video Tutorial Makeup Thinner Nose

Want a thinner looking nose? Movie stars and Music stars alike use this simple makeup tips to have a thinner appearing nose. Who needs expensive painfull (nose job) surgery when you have makeup!?Easy Nose Contouring Tutorial -This video is only for anyone who wishes to make the bridge of their nose appear thinner. How to Get a Thinner Nose with shadow. It can make a real difference!First add a

Healthy eating tip:Limit sugar, salt and refined grains

If you succeed in planning your diet around fiber-rich fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and good fats, you may find yourself naturally cutting back on foods that can get in the way of your healthy diet—sugar, salt and refined starches.
Sugar and refined starches

It is okay to enjoy sweets in moderation, but try to cut down on sugar. Sugar causes energy ups and downs and adds to health problems like arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, headaches, and depression.

* Give recipes a makeover. Often recipes taste just as good with less sugar.
* Avoid sugary drinks. One 12-oz soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar in it! Try sparkling water with lemon or a splash of fruit juice.
* Eliminate processed foods. Processed foods and foods made with white flour and white sugar cause your blood sugar to go up and down leaving you tired and sapped of energy.


Salt itself is not bad, but most of us consume too much salt in our diets.

* Limit sodium to 2,300 mg per day – the equivalent to one teaspoon of salt. Most of us consume far more than one teaspoon of salt per day.
* Avoid processed, packaged, restaurant and fast food. Processed foods like canned soups or frozen meals contain hidden sodium that quickly surpasses the recommended teaspoon a day.

Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrating 40 years of Earth Day April 22. Earth Day is a day we recognize and love our Mother Earth, but, of course, we should practice this every day. To Celebrate this day the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day (since 2008 via our current website) we are offering 20% off all products in our Artfire Store.Simple tips on conserving and ways to recycle, such as your shoe boxes, compost, having a
Monday, April 19, 2010

How to Make Beaded Jewelry on Wire

This is an easy way to make a bracelet or anklet. If you are a first time jewelry maker this step by step directions make it super easy and fun. Enjoy!Instructions - Jewelry components you you'll need:* Seed Beads* Clasps* Jewelry/ Beading Board* Measuring Tapes & Ruler* Metal or Memory Wire* Pliers For Jewelry MakingBeading on Wire:1. Choose about a 20-gauge wire. You can use either coated
Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fresh Pineapple Cupcakes

I wanted to make a fresh batch of tropical cupcakes. They seem fitting for this warm weather and season we are having. This is my cupcake version of my pineapple upside down cake.You could use most any fruit or none at all. These are a real easy treat. If you got a hours time then you can make these delicate treats.Substituted applesauce for the oil or add shredded coconut, peaches, apples or
Friday, April 16, 2010

Natural Bath and Body Giveaway

GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!! Winner Annouced on Girly Blog. Just as a Little Reminder: That Girl's Bath & Body - FREE Citrus Soap GIVEAWAY !! Also a product review on our body butter cream, heart lip butter (comes in a tube as well) and Citrus Goat Milks Soap. Hurry up offer ENDS April 20 2010.To enter to win visit the site http://girlygirlgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/04/

Easy Vegan Cupcakes

I found this simple cupcake recipe that I thought I'd share with our subscribers. You can substitute ingredients as you see fit, but I can not attest to the substitutes. This cake is moist and rich. In this recipe I replaced Milk with Soy though you can use most any liquid. Such as Water, Rice Milk or Almond Milk.

Almond milk is much lower in fat and calories than anything else listed, but with
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Summer Beach Essentials

Summer Beach Essentials - clothes, makeup, etc. Causal sporty wear.1st remember your sunscreen, you want to protect your skin all over. Apply at least 15 minutes before going out in the sun. Well how do you go into the sun. Maybe I should say before you go outside and into the reflective water. I like to apply my sunscreen before I apply my makeup, but after I have put on my bathing suit. Make
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Water—a vital part of a healthy diet

Water makes up about 75% of our bodies and helps flush our systems of waste products and toxins. Yet many people go through life dehydrated—causing tiredness, low energy and headaches.
Caffeinated beverages, in particular, actually cause the body to lose water. Fresh fruits and vegetables, on the other hand, contain plenty of water and can help with hydration, especially when you are looking for an alternative to your eighth glass of water for the day.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April Showers Giveaway

I am super excited about being featured on the "Girly Girl Giveaways Blog"! Follow this link to see the rest of our product review and participate in The April Showers Giveaway! Yes we are participating in another giveaway but on a third party blog called Girly Girl GiveAways. This giveaway for the month of April is called "April Showers", cute hu?Why I'm doing another giveaway? I was

Giveaway Closed

Giveaway Closed!! Thank you to everyone who has participated, followed the entry rules and are now following our blog.I have checked all of the entries! A new winner have been picked at random and contacted today, this morning.CLOSED Winner- to be announced later As stated above the Free Giveaway posted earlier last month closed April 12TH @ 11:59pm EST. No new entries (after April 12TH 11:
Monday, April 12, 2010

Exercise? No Excuses

Want to add years to your life? Make regular, moderate exercise part of your healthy lifestyle routine. Physical activity is good for the body, mind and spirit, helps maintain and improve the health of your heart, reduces the risk of diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's, promotes energy, quality rest and a healthy weight, helps manage unhealthy stress, and can address symptoms of mild to moderate depression.

So why isn't everyone exercising? People can always find excuses not to exercise, but really - there is no good reason. To reap all these benefits, all most people need is 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity at least four days a week, including at least two days of strength training, and a stretching routine.

It's simple to begin: rent fitness DVDs, join a gym, make an appointment with a personal trainer, or simply get some friends together for daily walks or bike rides.

1. Exercise improves your mood.

Need to blow off some steam after a stressful day? A workout at the gym or a brisk 30-minute walk can help you calm down.

Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed than you were before you worked out. You'll also look better and feel better when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem. Regular physical activity can even help prevent depression.

2. Exercise combats chronic diseases.

Worried about heart disease? Hoping to prevent osteoporosis? Physical activity might be the ticket.

Regular physical activity can help you prevent — or manage — high blood pressure. Your cholesterol will benefit, too. Regular physical activity boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good," cholesterol while decreasing triglycerides. This one-two punch keeps your blood flowing smoothly by lowering the buildup of plaques in your arteries.

And there's more. Regular physical activity can help you prevent type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and certain types of cancer.

3. Exercise helps you manage your weight.

Want to drop those excess pounds? Trade some couch time for walking or other physical activities.

This one's a no-brainer. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn — and the easier it is to keep your weight under control. You don't even need to set aside major chunks of time for working out. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk during your lunch break. Do jumping jacks during commercials. Better yet, turn off the TV and take a brisk walk. Dedicated workouts are great, but physical activity you accumulate throughout the day helps you burn calories, too.

4. Exercise boosts your energy level.

Winded by grocery shopping or household chores? Don't throw in the towel. Regular physical activity can leave you breathing easier.

Physical activity delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. In fact, regular physical activity helps your entire cardiovascular system — the circulation of blood through your heart and blood vessels — work more efficiently. Big deal? You bet! When your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you'll have more energy to do the things you enjoy.

5. Exercise promotes better sleep.

Struggling to fall asleep? Or stay asleep? It might help to boost your physical activity during the day.

A good night's sleep can improve your concentration, productivity and mood. And you guessed it — physical activity is sometimes the key to better sleep. Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep. There's a caveat, however. If you exercise too close to bedtime, you may be too energized to fall asleep. If you're having trouble sleeping, you might want to exercise earlier in the day.

6. Exercise can put the spark back into your sex life.

Are you too tired to have sex? Or feeling too out of shape to enjoy physical intimacy? Physical activity to the rescue.

Regular physical activity can leave you feeling energized and looking better, which may have a positive effect on your sex life. But there's more to it than that. Regular physical activity can lead to enhanced arousal for women, and men who exercise regularly are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than are men who don't exercise — especially as they get older.

7. Exercise can be — gasp — fun!

Wondering what to do on a Saturday afternoon? Looking for an activity that suits the entire family? Get physical!

Physical activity doesn't have to be drudgery. Take a ballroom dancing class. Check out a local climbing wall or hiking trail. Push your kids on the swings or climb with them on the jungle gym. Plan a neighborhood kickball or touch football game. Find a physical activity you enjoy, and go for it. If you get bored, try something new. If you're moving, it counts!

Are you convinced? Good. Start reaping the benefits of regular physical activity today!

4 Reasons to Eat Pistachios

Pistachios, like most nuts, are a healthy snack when eaten in moderation, and their fat content can help stave off hunger pangs. If you need more reasons to pick up a bag of pistachios, consider that pistachios:

1. Can help reduce the risk of heart disease. They are rich in the amino acid arginine, phytosterols and unsaturated fat - all of which promote heart health.
2. Are a good source of polyphenol antioxidants, which protect against oxidative stress and inflammation.
3. Can promote eye health. Pistachios have high levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which can reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
4. Provide fiber. One ounce of pistachios (about 47 nuts) has three grams of dietary fiber - more than a half cup of spinach and the same amount as an orange or apple.

I recommend avoiding nuts that are dyed red or white, and eating only the natural ones (the green hue of the actual nut is natural and comes from chlorophyll). To keep pistachios fresh and crunchy, store them in an airtight container to prevent them from drawing moisture from the air and becoming soggy. If you keep them in the refrigerator or freezer, you can store them for as long as a year.

Natural Hair Recipe

Natural Hair Recipe That You Can Do at Home.BAKING SODA RINSE: A Natural Clarifying Hair Rinse Recipe1 cup of warm water1 Tablespoon of baking sodaCombine both of your ingredients in a spray bottle. Wet your hair then use a spray bottle to saturate your hair with the rinse. Work the mixture through your hair.Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Now you can proceed with your normal cleansing and
Friday, April 9, 2010

How To Get Youthful Glowing Skin

Glow Like A Rose...This is a homemade treatments that will put a rosy glow on your face.For a rosy complexion...1. Boil fresh rose petals and use this rose water instead of plain water for your skin treatments.2. Prepare a rose face mask by grinding a handful of petals into a paste. Apply on clean skin and leave the application on for 15 to 25 minutes. Then wash with plain water (no soap). Your
Monday, April 5, 2010

More Natural Facial Mask

Face Mask: Natural facial masks you can make at home.1. All skin types - can benefit from a papaya mask. Crush a ripe papaya and smooth on face. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Use more papaya and sugar or oatmeal to exfoliate it off. Rinse very well with warm water and finish off with a moisturize.2. Dry skin - mix honey and enough powdered milk to make a thick paste. Paint on face with a foundation
Saturday, April 3, 2010

Simple Hot Cross Buns

I got this from Rhonda Cratty on TwitterMom. I thought this was a cute history lesson and recipe. Now this post is not to affend anyone whom is not Christian I just thought since it is a holiday to some I would share this recipe. You could alter the recipe by making it in too a different shape or make regular buns. Dating back to the fourteenth century Hot Cross Buns have been a part of Good
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