Posts Tagged ‘live green’

Feed Your Face

If you’re like me, you’re tired of being bombarded with ads that claim to give you healthy, younger looking skin in just weeks. You look in the mirror and see all these fine lines or wrinkles that seem to appear overnight and wonder if “this product” will work for me? Then you go to the store in search of that “fountain of youth” in a jar that will restore your natural glow. You hesitate for a moment at the cost, then go ahead and make the purchase because beauty has it’s price. Get home and slather this potion on your face daily, hoping that in 6 weeks you won’t look like a Shar-Pei any more. I have one word for you: FAIL. These products do not work! They are not the elixir of youth, they cost an arm and a leg; not mention the list of toxic chemical you’re putting on you skin is frightening. So what’s a girl to do? Seek out natural, green alternatives of course. Some of the cheapest, most natural, eco-friendly skin care products are found right in your own kitchen. Milk can be used to remove make-up. Olive oil will remove mascara and eye-liner. Try a sugar scrub to exfoliate your face. Give yourself a facial with an egg, honey, yogurt and olive oil mask. While you’re at it, slap on a couple of cucumber slice over your eyes to reduce puffiness and remove those dark circles. Finally, tone it up with some lime juice. Since I’ve started feeding my face with skin care products from my kitchen, my face feels great! It’s clearer, softer, smoother and has a healthy radiant glow again, all a matter of days (not weeks). Feed your Face your skin will thank you later!

The Old New Perfection

This past summer I purchased what I thought was a wood stove oven at the annual Bouckville-Madison Antique show, located in my childhood hometown of Bouckville, NY. After scouring the internet for more information, I found the oven was actually a part for the Royalite New Perfection Oil Stove made around 1915. Because of opening in the bottom I knew this oven could also be use on the top of a wood stove. At the time of purchase I had kinds of great ideas for baking my winter bread on the top of my wood stove, but since it was still summer, I put the oven in the garage and promptly forgot about it until today when we ran out of propane and I needed to bake bread. Being Sunday and the day after Christmas plus the added fact we fill our propane tanks ourselves as opposed to having it delivered; we’re sh*t out of luck and gas. Yeah, I know I could have gone to one of those tank exchanges and paid an arm & leg for propane, or even drove 3 mile to the nearest gas station for some stale, overpriced bread; but remember, I’m a cheapskate. I can live without propane but I can’t live without bread. Well…I could live without bread and I might even loose a few pounds in the process, but I don’t want to right now. I got a few more days to pig out before New Years rolls around and roly-poly me rolls right on annual resolution wagon to loose weight. Being the resourceful person I am, I dug that oven out of the garage, plopped that sucker down on my wood stove and proceeded to bake bread. The result was a perfectly golden brown loaf, produced from my old 1915 New Perfection Oven.

The Story Of Bottled Water