Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Signatures on our lives

Before leaving to Utah a little over a week ago, I was talking to my realtor who just so happens to be LDS.  She was telling me about this book she just read and how much it has touched her life.  It is called 

Divine Signatures: The Confirming Hand of God
By Gerald N. Lund

 "Sometimes blessings come in such an unusual manner and with such precise timing that they accomplish something in addition to blessing us. They so clearly confirm the reality of God's existence that they buoy us up in times of trials."

This book talks about things that we normally consider coincidence but really in most cases it is the Lord blessing us. This has been on my mind for months.  I see the Lord so clearly in my life, that I cannot understand those that deny that He lives.

The drive to Utah was for the most part uneventful and really peaceful.  My mom being the SAINT that she is, drove down with us, just to drop her off at the airport as soon as we got to Salt Lake.

We were just about an hour or so outside of Salt Lake. When all the sudden Sariah had to go the bathroom right that second!  No warning! Of course we were in the middle of nowhere.  So we had to pull over on the side of the road. 
We get everything taken care of and get back on the road.  Not one minute later Myla has to go to the bathroom right that second.  Once again no warning, a complete bathroom emergency.  So yet again we have to pull over on the side of the Highway.  Finally we get back on the road.  We drive less that five minutes and we see a accident that just happened.  It involved three diesels and a truck pulling a trailer.  It appeared that the truck pulling a trailer had blown a trailer tire causes his quad (4 wheeler) to fly off into the road.  As soon as we drove passed the accident my mom said that all the bathroom breaks must have happened to keep us from that accident.  I could not agree more.  We saw the Lord's signature that day.

I can't wait to buy this book.  It sounds amazing!!! 

I feel so blessed to have the Lord in my life.  I see His signature everyday and am so grateful for the blessing of knowing He lives and loves me!

"The Lords hand is in our lives, We can grasp it and be lifted thereby." Gerald Lund

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rewards for reading!

This is for all you homeschool mommies or parents that want to get their school involved!

Pizza Hut does a fun reading reward program for K-12 kids.  You set reading goals with your kids and than at the end of each month  they get a personal pan pizza for meeting their reading goals.  Check out all the details here and enroll here.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Homemade diaper rash cream

Since I cloth diaper my babies, we don't really have diaper rash problems.  On the rare occasions we did but I never knew just what to do.  I would normally switch them over to disposable for a few days until the rash was gone.  The reason why is you are not suppose to use traditional rash creams with cloth.  Rash creams form a water proof barrier that will hurt the cloth diaper. 

Capri came down with a diaper rash two days ago.  Rather than pulling out a tube of chemicals, I mean rash cream I made my own.  This is a natural cream that smells amazing so I thought I would share! (Keep in mind this is not just a diaper rash cream.  It is great on many different rashes or irritations). 
.75 oz beeswax
4.5 oz coconut oil
1 tbs zinc oxide

FYI- zinc oxide -is an earth mineral that is non-irritating, non-allergenic, and is a common ingredient in rash ointments and sunscreens

First I melted down the beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler.  Then I blended with a wooden spoon the zinc in until fully blended.

Pour into any container you want to use.  Rash cream will be ready in just a few hours.

That's it!  Homemade does not have to be hard or time consuming!

Where to find these products?  Here are just some ideas-
Beeswax - local http://www.soapsalon.net/  or http://www.glorybeefoods.com/gbf/Shop_ProductDetail.cfm?PC=&PSC=0&P=22575&Product_Name=beeswax,
Coconut Oil - local http://www.soapsalon.net/ or http://www.glorybeefoods.com/gbf/Shop_List.cfm?Token={ts_2011-08-12_00:24:25}-962118
Zinc Oxide -  here http://www.amazon.com/Zinc-Oxide-Powder-Quality-Resealable/dp/B003IGOL8U or http://www.hardlotion.com/diy-hard-lotion-kit/

Probiotics- Homemade water Kefir

Probiotics are wonderful!  In plain English, probiotics are a type of living bacteria that actually benefit your health.  When mention the word probiotic, most people either think of yogurt or a supplement. 

With Myla having an auto-immune decease (Nephrotic Syndrome, aka kideny decease) I'm always on the search for natural ways to help her.  One of our biggest challenges with her is she can not get sick.  Even a simple cold causes her to relapse and get put back onto heavy drugs.  Which is what just happened.  She probably got sick from someone at church.  A simple cold has now caused her to relapse yet again. 
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