Feng Shui (meaning “wind” and “water”) is the ancient Chinese art of placement. It is based on the principle of “chi”, a life-force energy that flows through your house and surrounding landscape. The idea is to balance the soft, slow, receptive, feminine Yin energy with the hard, fast, active, masculine Yang energy. I’ve been dabbling… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Health
My Walmart Spring 2016 Beauty Box Review
I’ve been subscribed to Walmart’s Beauty Box for about a year now, and I’ve always been pleased with their health and beauty offerings. Well, maybe not that one time when there was not one makeup item to be had, but I digress. Walmart beauty boxes come seasonally, four times per year. At $5.00 per pop,… Read more »
Scrub Your Man’s Infectious Dandruff Away With Listerine!
Mamma does Poppa a Great Big Favor… Infectious Dandruff? Listerine Antiseptic – Quick! Yikes! Even though it is April Fool’s Day, this ad from 1946 is no joke. 😀 Apparently in the 1940s men were incapable of grooming themselves, especially in dealing with that troublesome, so contagious infectious dandruff. So hey, when there is a… Read more »
Prell Shampoo: Fabulous in the 1950s, Fabulous Now!
Prell shampoo, with its distinctive green color, has been around since 1947 and is still around today. This great ad from 1955 touts the fact that ‘extra rich’ liquid Prell creates “Radiantly Alive Hair”. It says that some shampoos are too thin, watery, messy and hard-to-use. Some shampoos are too heavy, with cloudy ingredients that… Read more »
I Flunked Going Gray 101
I am here to admit defeat. Again. I tried not coloring my hair for six months, but I just couldn’t take it anymore! I had the best of intentions and gave it the old college try – some things you learn just by doing them – and found that the ‘natural’ look is not for… Read more »
Tallow-Free Homemade Laundry Detergent Using Kirk’s Castile Soap
Although I am partial to my homemade detergent recipe using Zote soap, I did have a request from a friend, who is vegan, for a detergent recipe that doesn’t use tallow or any animal by-products. Knowing that castile soap is plant/vegetable oil based, I rummaged around my soap collection – yes I collect soap –… Read more »