Friday, December 29, 2006

No More Caffeine

I have been drinking green tea to help boost my metabolism. But I've realized that I am not reacting well to it. My heart rate seems like it is up. I feel strange and I know it is because of the caffeine in it.

I at first thought I was feeling "off" because I have a lot of deadlines next week, but that's not it. The only thing I can think of is that it is the caffeine.

From now on, I am going to drink nourishing nerve protecting herbal teas such as lemon balm, oatstraw, and chamomile.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Hoodia for Weight Loss Reviews


Are you thinking of taking Hoodia for weight loss? Then it is a good idea to read some Hoodia reviews. That way, you can read Hoodia reviews written by other people who have taken it so that you can make a good decision. It is a natural herb that helps supress the appetite. In reading the Hoodia reviews you can determine how well it worked for people.

If you want to take Hoodia for weight loss, it is important to gathere as much information as possible about it. Read about the herb from multiple sources, including review sites and other places.

Sore Foot Soak

My feet are sore. I think it was all the Christmas shopping I did! Here is a sore foot soak recipe that I plan on doing:

1/2 c. epsom salt
5 drops peppermint essential oil
1 c. chamomile tea

Pour warm water into a foot basin. Add salt, essential oil, and tea. Soak for about ten minutes.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

New Car?


Do you need a new car? Browse the Auto Classifieds at Whether you want a Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Blazer, or any other kind of car, this website will have something for you. My husband and I love to spend time in the outdoors. We have a small Nissan Sentra that can't go on some of the 4 wheel drive roads that we encounter. But, we've ridden in 4 wheel drive vehicles before and they are great! It is so fun driving off road with them. has something for every different future car owner whether it is 4 wheel drive or something else. They have good deals and the cars are in excellent condition.

My Running Success

I have been running almost every day for the past week and I've noticed that my appetite has come back. I think this is a very positive sign because it means that my metabolism is working again. That is a good thing, especially since I want to lose a few pounds.

I run every day in tbe trails now, with Sundays off. The weather has been so gorgeous I almost can't resist.

Monday, December 18, 2006

I Like Astronomy


Ever since I was a child, I have been interested in the stars. I once watched an entire lunar eclipse from start to finish... It took almost all night! Now, I continue the tradition of staring at the stars, especially when I visit the White Mountains.

For my star gazing, it would be nice if I had a telescope or other equipment. That is why astronomy classified is such a good thing. They specialize in used equipment. It is still high quality, just not as expensive.

This Week's Health & Fitness Goals

Here are this week's health and fitness goals.


Make stinging nettle infusion each night

Drink plenty of water

Refrain from eating simple carbohydrates


Monday- Trail run, full body strength, stretch

Tuesday- Trail run

Wednesday- Same as Monday

Thursday- Same as Tuesday

Friday- Dame as Monday

Saturday- Same as Tuesday

Sunday- Rest

Suffer From Heartburn and Acid Reflux?


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Like the New Look?

I've changed the way this blog looks. The template is different, and I moved the adsense ads so they are a little less obvious.

I felt like the old outline was a little too cluttered. Plus, there were all kinds of scripts within the old template that I put in that I don't need any more. So now, I am starting with a clean slate.

Hoodia For Weight Loss


Hoodia is an herbal supplement that is used for weight loss. It is an herb that helps supress the appetite so you don't have the urge to constantly eat. A lot of people are using Hoodia Diet Pills to help them lose weight. That is because they trust that Hoodia Gordonii will help them when it comes to weight loss.

But remember, even if you do decide to take Hoodia for weight loss, that doesn't give you an excuse to eat what you want. Eat right and exercise and between those things and the supplements, you will lose weight.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Do You Need To Move?


There are a lot of reasons why someone would need to get some storage. Whether you are moving or just have a lot of things that you need to store, is a good resource for you. They specialize in providing storage options for whatever your needs are. Climate controlled storage, a place to store an RV or camper, and mini storage are just some of the options. So if you need to move from one part of the country to the next or just down the street, has something for you. You don't even need to move. You could just need storage for some of your things.

Chowder - Should I Make It Low Fat?

I am making a seafood chowder tomorrow and I am wondering... should I bother making it low fat? Part of the fun of chowder is the delicate taste and its creaminess. By cutting corners on fat, I think I'd be missing out. I've learned that managing my weight is about more than deprivation. Learning to balance my diet and my life is even more important. So, I would eat a tiny bowl, and accompany it with a large salad.

Panera Bread - Healthy Fast Food

I found myself at Panera Bread today and I was pretty hungry. I had to sit there and do my work. I was pleased to notice that they have a lot of healthy food options on their menu. I opted to get the low fat black bean soup with a whole wheat baguette. They also have hot tea and feature unlimited refills. The soup was very good. Instead of getting the heat and spiciness from chile peppers it was spiced with cumin, which was nice for a change.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Should I Get My Masters?


Sometimes I wonder if I should get my online master degree? That is a question that I often consider. You see, I enjoy being in school. I like to learn, and I enjoy the structured setting. Sure, I can read and write papers without people telling me what to do. But I find that being in school offers me a great opportunity to learn about new things. For example, I probably never would have read Maus, a graphic novel, if it weren't for a class I took. Capella has the process down to a science and they have a great, accredited program. I would consider looking into them.

My Skin is Clearer

I don't know if it is the "trying" to eat no simple carbs, the fact that my hormones are balancing out, or because of the water I've been drinking... but my skin is a lot clearer. I have rosacea and it can look terrible sometimes. My rosacea triggers have a lot to do with temperature and hormones. Perhaps the wateris helping to regulate my temperature and keep my skin healthy?

Building Healthy Habits

Eating no carbohydrates is a little bit harder of a healthy habit to accomplish. There are simple sugars in a lot of things. Juices. Crackers. Breads. I think I may need more than a week to work through this one.

Here are some strategies:

-- drink only water and tea

-- don't give in to chocolate cravings when I have my period

-- use whole wheat flour to coat things before I pan sear scallops. I used white flour the other day and felt bad about that.

-- bring healthy whole grain breads with me when I go somewhere, such as the gym.

-- stay away from sports drinks and fitness bars (even though I run). These things are filled with sugar. If I do need a simple carb because of running, I will only consume honey either with water or in the form of a honey stick.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Do You Have IBS?

Then you aren't alone. It is a problematic condition. If you have IBS, try Digestisolve. Digestisolve is a natural remedy that dissolves and works quickly to help you with your IBS and bring you relief. People with IBS have terrible stomach problems and it can even be embarassing. It is a good thing to treat it using natural methods. Each person has their own reasons why they have it. But, digestisolve is a great remedy.

Winter Skin Care

The winter presents us with special skin care needs. Here are some ideas:

-- Drink plenty of water to combat dry skin. Hydration often happens from the inside out.

-- Apply lotion after coming in from the outside.

-- Apply oil to cuticles.

-- Purchase skin care products that have extra moisture.

If you do these things, you will have healthy skin for the winter.

Your next trip

Do you want to take a trip? If so, then you need to make Hotel Reservations. is a great place to book your next trip. They find you all the best deals and they really take care of you. In the winter, most of us dream of escaping to someplace warm. But why not take a ski vacation too? The point is, when you visit this site, you have a lot of variety.

I have chronic inflammation. My heal always hurts. I don't like taking ibuprofen all the time, so I don't do it. I decided to research herbs that can relieve pain:
  • willow bark
  • meadowsweet
  • ginger
  • ginseng
  • licorice
  • cat's claw
  • guggul
  • chinese skullcap

I wish I had some ginger. That is my favorite from this list. But, I do have some willowbark so maybe I can give that a try.

Christmas gift Ideas


It is that season again. In fact, if you haven't already gotten your Christmas presents, you may feel as if you are in for a very stressful ride from now until the holiday itself. Well, that doesn't need to be the case. Yes, malls are crowded. But you don't need to shop at malls. There is still some time to shop online. Why not get some Christmas gift baskets for those on your list? Christmas gift giving continues the tradition that St. Nicholas started of giving people gifts. The company featured here is willing to work with you to create customized baskets for anyone. This is a perfect gift for your boss, your sister, your mom, the mailman... gift baskets can be tailored and personalized and that is why they are successful.

How to Relax

Here are some ideas on how to relax and keep your stress levels down:
  • go for a walk
  • get a pet
  • drink some relaxing tea, such as chamomile or lemon balm
  • listen to classical music
  • read
  • take a bubble bath
  • do some stretches
  • take a nap
  • exercise
  • do something creative
  • bake something healthy

Trail Running Today

I would like to go trail running today but I feel very tired. I am listening to classical music and my cat came on the couch where I am sitting and he curled up and fell asleep. So, I may just join him after I work a little while longer. In addition, I need to clean the house because we are having company.

Keeping track of your medicines


These days, some of us have so many medications to worry about that it can be hard to keep track. Many of us have multiple doctors too. Picture this. Your psychiatrist prescribes Zyrtec. Your cardiologist prescribes medicine for your heart condition. Your general doctor prescribes medication for your migraines. Each of these doctors give you something different. The scary thing is, not all of them may realize it if some of you medications interact badly with each other. That is why Epocrates online is so great. It can really help you keep track of dosages and side effects. So that something bad doesn't happen.

Old Fashioned Popcorn

I just made some popcorn on the stove top. I love it like that! I don't feel as "nourished" when I stick to the chemical laden popping bags that go in the microwave. Here is the method for popping old fashioned popcorn:

spread a single layer of kernels at the bottom of a pan. Put enough oil down to moisten each kernel. Set heat to medium and shake the pan every now and then to make sure the kernels don't stick. When it starts popping, after about a minute, turn off the heat as it continues to pop. Remove from pan when it is done popping.

Today I seasoned it with salt, seaweed, parmesan cheese, and onion powder. YUM.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Importance of Carbs for Runners

Running long distances requires some serious fueling. That is why it is a little bit of a pet peeve of mine when I see posts in forums made by people who are doing a low carb diet yet expect to have enough energy to run a marathon. You need all the simple sugars you can get when you are doing your long runs. Your personal glycogen stores get depleted well before the marathon is over. A lot of people like to drink sports drinks to get the carbs, others like to eat energy gels, and some do both. I am personally a fan of honey sticks.

Trail Running Shoes

I went to this great store today that specializes in running shoes. I am a regular customer. They watch you walk and run and know how to fit a show that is best for your particular stride. I love that kind of service. When I run I have been getting this pain in my heal. So I decided to try on some shoes. Wow, I can't wait to purchase a new pair. I ran out of time so I couldn't try on any other styles, but I think I want the ones I did try on because it is the same shoe as my street running shoe only designed for the trail.

Smart Investing


Sometimes, investing in things that come from the earth, like silver is a good idea. Precious metals are timeless and have been valued for centuries. This day in age is the same as the ages past. Investing in silver and gold and other metals is a really good idea. Monex is one of the leaders of this industry. They help you invest and make the process easy and hassle free. You can purchase the metals from them and they arrange for an immediate delivery. You can rest easy knowing that nothing will happen to your shipment on the way. Their staff is top notch and can help you with all your investment needs.

Healthier Cookie Recipes

I want to do some Christmas baking but I am not fond of the high sugar content of most of the cookies. I know, I can use some sugar substitutes, but that's not really the same.

Eating Well has some healthier recipes. The recipes are reader submitted contest winners. If you have a healthy recipe, why not enter the contest for next year?

Portable Healthy Snack Options

Sometimes, I find that I am away from home for so long that I get hungry. This means that I need to take with me some healthy snack options. This helps me save money and calories.

One thing that I like to do is make a big trail mix. These are great because you can just keep adding ingredients. They are a good on the road snack and also great for hiking.

Things to put in the mix include:

cereal such as checks or cheerios
mixed nuts
dried fruits
chocolate pieces (just a small amount)

No Simple Carbohydrates

I don't believe in a low carb diet. But I do believe in limiting our simple carbohydrates. These come in sodas, candies, and even bread and other packaged foods. Why not cut them out of our lives? Here are things to eat instead:

-- whole grain breads and cereals
-- fruit and dried fruit
-- healthy sugar substitutes when sweetener is necessary

Paying For College Stress


Are you worried about paying for college? Make sure you fill out a FAFSA form. A FAFSA is something that you fill out to get federal financial aid. You can fill out your FAFSA online and you can fill out your FAFSA on the web. Just make sure you do the best you can to be honest. It is a serious thing if you fabricate the form.

Roasted Chicory Root

I love the earthiness of roasted chicory root. It makes a great coffee substitute and has a lot of health benefits. Here are some of them:

  • helpful for water retention
  • gout
  • loss of appetite
  • digestive problems
  • gallstones
  • helps the body absorb more calcium

There are a few great blends out there with roasted chicory root in it. Look for coffee substitutes as well as roasted tea blends. Celestial Seasonings has a blend that I like that they carry in Whole Foods.

Appearance Enhancement


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Trail Running

I went trail running today. It is gorgeous out and by the end of the run, I was just down to my short sleeved wicking layer. I started off with one short sleeved layer, one long sleeved, and a wind breaker. It feels like Spring! And even though that is a little bit strange, it is nice to enjoy the sunlight. My goal is to get in two more runs by the close of the week.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Pet Stress

Does your pet get stressed out? If your pet has pet depression, stress and anxiety then Anivive is a good thing to try. It can help your pet relieve anxiety and help them to feel good as new. Things such as moving, having a baby, or getting another animal can really stress your pet out.

Exercise Program

It is important to have a good exercise program in place. Here is mine:

-- do something for cardio each day

-- strength train 3x a week

I may change things around. This is a program that worked for me in Germany:

-- walk every day

-- strength twice a week

-- abs an additional 2 x a week.

-- run three times a week

High cholesterol

Do you have high cholesterol levels? Well, if you do, you could use a natural remedy like Cholestasys. It is something that will help you a lot. Of course, having a good diet and getting enough physical exercise are good things. But taking a natural remedy is also a good thing.

Rain is beautiful

It is raining now, and it is so relaxing. Some days, it is hard to sit at my desk. Sometimes, I want to sit on the couch, listen to classical music, and watch the rain outside the window while I type. As long as I get all my work done, I don't see how it matters where I sit.

I have been thinking a lot about health lately, and I've realized that I am glad that I started drinking a lot of water. It is making me feel great!

Protect your family


An emergency shelter is a great way to protect your family. They are strong and can withstand things like tornados, hurricanes, and in general, bad weather that can put your lives at risk. A safe room is also another option. This is a reinforced room in your house. It provides a safe place for your family to go in case of emergency such as fire, or if someone is breaking in. FamilySAFE can meet all of your shetler building needs. They have been doing it for a while, and they are good at it. If you want to keep your family safe this is a good idea. And, there are a lot of options so you need to make sure you choose the best there is.

Female Herbs

Here are some of my favorite herbs. These are all great tonics for the female body. But, bear in mind that they are also used for other things that have nothing to do with the female body.
  • red raspberry leaf- tones the system
  • licorice root - balances hormones
  • stinging nettle leaves - builds health, has iron
  • lemon balm - for the nerves
  • cramp bark- cramps
  • ginger - also for cramps
  • basil - this is actually my favorite remedy for cramps
  • red clover - for breast tenderness

Licorice- Hormone Balancing

I have been addicted to this licorice tea blend called Detox AM by Celestial Seasonings. I don't know why I bought it. But I really love the taste. Licorice is a good herb to help you balance your hormones. I get menstrual cramps which indicates a hormone imbalance so I thought this blend would help out a lot.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Holiday Deals

Christmas shopping can be a pain. It can be expensive, too. That is why I like to shop for the latest deals from coupon sites and other places. has some really great deals. The best one they have right now is a prepaid phone from T-mobile. But there are a lot of other offers. Check them out!

Healthy Eating Tips

Here are some tips I like to keep in mind during the holidays to help me eat a balanced diet, even while celebrating:
  • I make it a rule to fill up half of my plate with fruits and vegetables. In the other half, I eat whatever I want. This goes for both desserts and main courses.
  • I try to keep my plate small to begin with.
  • Have a healthy snack before leaving the house.
  • Drink plenty of water.


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My Favorite Ab Exercises

I love working my abs. Unfortunately, the exercises get easy quickly. However, some things do remain challenging no matter how often I do them. Here is my short list:
  • Pilates
  • the Plank (I just hold the position longer as I get stronger)
  • Exercises on the fitness ball
  • Ab toning dancing

Monday, December 11, 2006

Weight Loss Supplements

Are you sick of getting spam about supplements, particularly about Hoodia? Well there is a company out there who is also sick of it- Hoodia Gordonii Research. They offer their experiences as a company who has researched Hoodia and sells a quality product. Hoodia is an herb that is used for weight loss. It helps suppress the appetite.

Drinking Water

Lately, I've realized that I don't drink enough water. So for the past few days, I've been conscious about trying to drink more. Here are things I've noticed.
  • more energy
  • smoother skin
  • less congesion

Whether or not any of these things have to do with the water, I can't say. But I do know that water is very important and a lot of us ignore it without realizing it.

Monetizing Your Blog

If you have a blog then chances are you'll want to make money with it. And why not? There are "make money" opportunities for just about any subject out there. I use a lot because you can go through and choose the offers you want to accept. So, if you have a weblog about business, you can choose only business offers. They have a blog. It is a great place to go see what's out there. The Pay Per Post blog has information and news related to that site. So if you decide to sign up that is a great place to go. Living Naturally is about health and fitness so if I can find offers that fit that, that is a good thing. If not, I try to make the post relate. The posts are quick and easy, and their blog is informative.

Healthy Christmas Recipes

This is the season for cooking and baking. This is also the season for eating. But if every day were spent stuffing our faces, our waists would definitely expand. To prevent this, I go out of my way to find healthy recipes. Here are two of my favorite sites:



You can search for healthy baking recipes and healthier options for a holiday meal on that site.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Counting Calories


When it comes to weight loss, one thing we need to watch out for is our calorie intake. That is why is such an important resource. The site offers weight loss tips and a free calorie counter for those who want to watch their weight. When you visit you will need to first create an acount. Then you are free to use the tools to help you with your weight loss success. is devoted to help you lose weight. Why not visit the site and see what they have to offer?

Exercising Outside

I am about to go outside for some exercise. Yes, this is probably the coldest day of the year so far. But, I think it is so important for your energy level and for your health to get some exercise outdoors each day. Each day, regardless of the weather, I like to go outside. Today, I will rake. I know, it is December. But the yard isn't completely raked out yet and I am starting to get concerned that the snow will fall on the leaves. I have no idea if that is good for the lawn or not.

Lollipop for weightloss?

Does it sound too good to be true? Power Pop Hoodia Power Pop Fun Unlimited Power Pop is a new product that is designed to help you lose weight. This new pop helps you lose weight. It contains special ingredients, including hoodia, that help suppress the appetite and help you lose weight. One thing that people seem to crave when they are on diets is candy. Now this is a great way to get your candy fix. But in this case, it is actually helpful, not harmful. Plus, sucking on a lollipop is just plain fun! Why not give it a try?

Nutrient Dense Eating

One thing I like to remember to eat healthfully is to keep my food nutrient dense. That means that even if I am cooking soup out of a can, I try to add my own ingredients- extra spices, a pinch of seaweed, etc. The more nutrient dense your overall diet, the easier it will be to manage your weight and keep yourself healthy. Here are some tips:
  • add more spices and herbs when you use packaged foods
  • put lemon or lime in your water
  • use chopped, fresh herbs as a garnish
  • top salads, soups, sandwiches, and stir-fries with sprouts
  • add vegetables wherever possible
  • have fruit for snacks

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Finding Deals

It is that time of year again. Time to find people gifts, that is. Instead of letting it bankrupt you, why not find some deals? Check out for what they have to offer. It is a place where people looking for bargains go to see what they can find. You can do all of your holiday shopping this way. They are having excellent giveaways so you may want to check them out.

Great Herbs for Winter

I decided to make a list of the best herbs for winter:
  • Ginger- I love it for its warming action. It can also lower fevers.
  • Elderberry- A great herb for cold and flu.
  • Peppermint- My favorite herb for sinus congestion. I love to drink peppermint tea when I have a sinus headache.
  • Garlic- My favorite to combat germs and strengthen the immune system.

Wedding Planning

Are you planning a wedding? You could probably use some cheap wedding favors. Weddings are also expensive. Why not use this website to find your gifts and favors? Here are some ideas for wedding favors:

-- Inexpensive picture frames with a picture of the bride and groom.

-- Chocolates shaped in traditional wedding shapes.

-- A little scrap book filled with memories of the bride and groom.

-- Useful kitchen tools.

Make sure that even if it is inexpensive that it is also high quality. You want people to have something that reminds them of your wedding and your happiness, not something that will fall apart.

Natural Decorating

Wondering how to take the outdoors inside for some Christmas decorating? Here are some ideas:

-- Prune your evergreen hedges and use the clippings as part of a centerpiece. Lay them across your table and finish off with long taper candles

-- Find a large branch with a lot of branches shooting from it and put it in a vase. Hnag bulb ornaments from it.

-- Build a manger scene using things found from outside such as moss and sticks

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Holiday Gift Ideas

It's that time of year again. We have a list filled with people who need Christmas gifts. But what do you get them? How about Gift Baskets? They are a great choice because there is something for everyone. Flying Noodle considers themselves "the original internet gift provider". They have been in business for over ten years and are dedicated to a standard of excellence. Their gourmet gift baskets come in all different styles. They are perfect for anyone from a close family member, a good friend, or even your boss. Why not give them a try? Review your holiday list, visit the link, and start shopping. People will be pleased no matter what you get them form Flying Noodle.

Holiday Traditions

So often, our holiday memories are centered around food. This is dangerous because it can lead to a lifetime of overeating. Why not replace food memories with those that either don't involve food or are actually active?

Here are some ideas:
  • cut down your own tree after hiking somewhere to find it
  • go ice skating
  • learn how to make healthier meals and holiday treats and cook with your kids
  • make your own ornaments and decorations with your kids
  • make a wreath out of items you find outside such as branches, grapevines, and evergreen boughs

Plan Your Healthy Travel Vacation

We are in winter now, and that means it is off peak travel time. But that doesn't mean that you can't go anywhere. This is a great time to travel, especially over the holidays or to a warmer climate. It is beneficial to plan your trip online. Check out 50 Travel Sites - courtesy of Luggage Online. It is a listing of all the best travel sites that can help you plan a memorable vacation. There is something for everyone. Whether you want a relaxing spa vacation or an adventure vacation somewhere warm, these listings will help you out.

As you set out to plan your trip, make a list of all the potential places you want to visit. After you figure out it out, you will need to book your airfare and your hotel. Then make a decision about how detailed you want to plan everything.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

New Healthy Lifestyle E-Zine Issue

Last night I sent out this week's edition of the Living Naturally healthy lifestyle ezine. Each issue has a feature article, a writeup on that week's herb of choice, and a healthy recipe.

Starting with the next issue, I am adding a section on finding deals and discounts on products around the net. I will also start writing reviews on my favorite health books and healthy lifestyle gadgets, including exercise equipment.

To subscribe, send a blank email to this address:

Depression Help

Do you need depression help? Depression is a tough thing to deal with, and it can be hard to understand. The right depression treatment for your situation can make all the difference in how you manage it. Is it something that you can manage? Most people seem to respond to a combination of medication and diet and lifestyle helps. If you need a drug for depress you will need to consult with someone who is qualifed to write the prescriptions.


I am drinking a tea blend right now that has licorice in it. Licorice has a sweet taste. But when most of us think of licorice, we think of those licorice candies. Actually, in the food industry, "licorice" candies get their taste from anise.

This licorice is in an AM blend. It has a little bit of a laxitive and cleansing property to it. I am mainly interested in it as a hormone balancer, though.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

A Healthy Place to Live


I love living near Boston. But sometimes, I don't feel as if it is healthy. The Scottsdale Real Estate market is great because there are a lot of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. And, housing values are dwindling near Boston. In Scottsdale, it is still a great market.

Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

I make this different all the time, but here is my newest recipe:

3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 slices pancetta, chopped
93% lean free range beef
salt, pepper
a little wine
Basil, rosemary, oregano
1 can crushed tomatoes

Heat on medium a sautee pan with some olive oil. Add chooped garlic and onion. Sautee about thirty seconds. Add pancetta. Render for about three minutes. Add beef. Break into small pieces and render for about five minutes. Add salt and pepper and a little wine, about 1/2 cup. Let the wine evaporate for about three minutes. Add the herbs and 1 can crushed tomatoes. At this point, I transferred everything to a crock pot.

Fitness Christmas Gifts


Most people are concerned about gaining weight during the holiday season. Afterall, we seem to find ourselves in situations where all we do is eat... That is why it is important for people to buy and use fitness equipment. Exercise equipment such as that found at at Everything Fitness can help you. And why not give the gift of fitness for Christmas? Instead of giving them fattening, home baked goods, encourage them by buying things that will help keep them healthy and get them in shape. Everything fitness, found at, has everything that you need.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Strange Warm Weather

It has been warm. Yesterday, we broke a record for this time of year- 69 degrees. It's December! Last year, it snowed at Thanksgiving. This year, I feel as if I should ready my garden for planting.

It is odd. But I guess the earth is changing. I wonder how much of this is normal, and how much of it was man-made.

Holiday Coupons


During the holiday season, it is a good idea to save money by using coupons. We have so many people to buy gifts for, it can leave our wallets hurting and paying our bills can be tight. Our intensions are good. But instead of stretching ourselves thin, we can find great deals online, such as dell coupons. So remember, we want to enjoy the season without causing ourselves to go bankrupt!