Simple, Fluffy Joy

Little dogs as simple petsOk, so it seems that I make choices that complicate, rather than simplify, my life. But sometimes they are a GREAT decision anyway. Zeus is the perfect example. Isn’t he adorable? Continue reading

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Taking Better Care of Me… Inside and Out

A long journey back to health - How I'm taking care of myself on the trip.The journey back to healthy is a S-L-O-W one. Taking the time and the effort to take care of me — inside and out — as I travel this road, is essential. Continue reading

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Sudsy, Super-Awesome, Solid Shampoo

The best solid shampoo bar EVER!The Trouble with Bar Shampoos

I’ve probably tried a dozen or more solid shampoos in the course of trying to find one that’s actually tolerable. Until this week, I’d been an abysmal failure. The bars I’ve tried not only didn’t suds up well, they literally coated every one of my fine, stick-straight hairs with a gooey film that REFUSED to be rinsed out. They left my hair feeling sticky and looking dirty. I love the idea of solid “bar” style shampoos. I love the fact that they are small, compact, not liquid and easy to use for travel (without the drama you get with liquids through airports these days). And now, I’ve found my solution… Continue reading

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My Simple Eating Voyage

Making eating simple!I said I was going to simplify my food back in January. I’ll have to admit, it’s been a little challenging. Trying to eat simple foods means avoiding nearly everything that’s packaged as “convenience.” I read labels on everything — I always have, but not with such a critical eye!

The main meals are lean meat (mostly chicken breast), eggs, gently cooked veggies, nuts, steel cut oats, quinoa, and fresh fruits. I know, I know, it sounds boring — but it’s pretty good. Reducing my options has the unexpected bonus of increasing my streamlined food plan (which follows below): Continue reading

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Super Simple Sunday Supper

Slow Cooker Simple Chicken RecipeYesterday, while I was cooking breakfast (and the Honey Badger was *gasp* sweeping the floor — yes, he really was!), I threw two boneless breasts of chicken in the crockpot with a cup of brown rice, a couple tablespoons of wild rice, a tablespoon of dried basil, a tablespoon of dried oregano, a teaspoon of dried red (hot) pepper, some sea salt and enough water to satisfy me.

Then, I went about my Sunday cleaning chores. (I meant to add some chopped onion  later, but I forgot.) That evening, I had a GREAT meal ready to scoop out and eat. I added a side of fresh fruit salad (and the Honey Badger had the addition of tortilla chips and salsa).

So easy, so simple, so healthy!

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