Thursday, January 10, 2013

I'm a Lunatic


It's the only explanation.


Who else answers the door in her bra?

Let me explain.

Remember the food I was giving away on Craig's List?
The pile grew.

Tuesday AM the gal was supposed to come by and pick up the food bags I had for her.  I was up doing house chores, and blow drying my hair to the best of my abilities.
I'm woefully inept at fixing my hair.
I wouldn't have even bothered fixing my hair - but an old friend that I've known since grammar school and haven't seen in a coon's age was coming by and we were to thrift the day away.

I had piles.
Piles of food for the Craig's List gal - a pile of stuff to take to donate to the thrift store - or more accurately to exchange at the thrift store.

The spoils of my thrifting - in my defense - most of this will be resold on eBay.  The baskets I use to make gift baskets for friends - I mean - I paid like .50 for handmade baskets!!
Whilst I was brushing my teeth, I turned the tube over and looked at the ingredients.


I quickly spit it all out and then in a moment of what we can only call sheer inspiration, I decided to purge the house of all chemical laden products.  I scoured the cupboards and had bags of hand soap, shower gel, toothpaste, deodorant, cleaning supplies, etc.

Problem was - I was in my bra, with wet hair, and my friend was due in 10 minutes.
Did I care what we'd do without any of these necessary toiletries in the house?  Did I care that Glenco would be looking for his tooth washing paste that very evening?
Nope.
Off it went to the unsuspecting Craig's List lady!

When I got home from my thrifting excursion, and what an excursion it was - I looked up some natural tooth washing powder recipes.  Suffice it to say - they are different.  I'll be a sharin' them.


I haven't been able to sleep very well the last few nights - I'm just too danged excited.
Life is just too much fun - and full of so much possibility.
I'm over the moon with the thoughts of the garden this year - as I am every January when the ground is frozen solid, and there is no blazing sun on my back, or squash beetles destroying my zucchini, or heavy clay soil that needs amending.  It's so easy to be excited in January.  Let's touch base on this subject in July again, shall we?

There shall be nearly 100 chickens up in this yard this year if there is one.
So let it be written, so let it be done.


I can smell the bees - I can just smell them and hear them!
I do hope they are all still alive.  I never did finish all 842,294 sweaters that were needed to keep them warm this year.


Take all the above excitement and couple it with fabric and sewing notions - new recipes and Aaron coming home this weekend - it's a wonder I'm getting any sleep at all!

This doesn't help one single bit!!!


Must.Learn.To.Needlefelt.

I must take my leave of you now - it's off to work for me - did you guys know that I clean houses two days a week?  I didn't know if you knew.....

OH!  I'm going to try a new thing - answering your comments and questions in the comment section - so many of you ask questions, and leave awesome comments, but there is no email address associated with you - so I am unable to respond.

Have a spectacular day!
Plan a garden!
Read a book!
Exercise!

Love this! For any fan of DA!

67 comments:

  1. Random question... for you.

    (Can you tell I've been thinking about you - lately?)

    I've been wondering...Do you still roast your own coffee beans?

    IF so...

    How much would you charge if I asked if I could buy some from you - just to try it? Better yet! How about doing a "giveaway" and letting me be the winner!! Yeah?!?!? (lol, just kiddin'.)

    Is that something you would consider doing, selling me some?

    - I am hoping you didn't say you purged that idea of roasting your own coffee beans, have you?

    I just had a hankerin' one day for some "Coop-Ground"... a.k.a. coffee from the Coop Keeper.

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    1. Ok! Let's see if this works. You know Bevy - I have been toying with the idea of packaging my CoopKeeper coffee and selling it by the bag...hmm....a giveaway is a GREAT idea....so many things to do...so little time! Thanks for the idea, and of course you'll know if I do start selling it!

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  2. Two Words: Chicken Notecards.

    Amen.

    xxoo

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    1. Oh my gosh! This works! I'm so excited! : -)
      It's on the list Joy, it's on the list! : -)

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    2. Yay for the list! Oh and hey! Guess what!!! Me and Janie Fox are meeting up for lunch in 2 weeks! I am beside myself excited!

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  3. One of my supplement companies makes an all-natural flouride free toothpaste (flouride competes with iodine on the thyroid=hypothyroidism). If you wanna try it, let me know and I'll get you a tube before you visit next.

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  4. ps...i have also made my own deodorant, shampoo, cuticle cream, body scrubs, lotions and a bunch of cleaners if you want any recipes to try.

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    1. Abbie - I would love your deodorant recipe - and I'm all about the flouride free toothpaste. I'll be going to Whole Foods tomorrow and I'm going to see what I can get to get me through finding a toothpaste recipe that I can make and like. Thanks! Your mom is coming here on Jan. 19th. : -) Send Cliff!

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  5. Never mind about all the other stuff.....I want that needlefelt mouse. LOVE those little cute needlefelt creatures.

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    1. I know I know - I have to learn how to do it. I bought the needles...and I bought the wool.

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  6. I would also love to learn to needlefelt!!! I saw the cutest little sheep that I would love to make. Btw, as I was scrolling down, I saw you had a little icon that said "FREE BATES". Hmmmm, do you think he is still innocent???? After the recent episode, it makes one wonder! Downton Abbey is awesome!!!

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    1. I do think he is innocent...he has to be! The scene in the cell though sure raised my doubts...now that will be a MAJOR twist if he IS guilty!!!

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  7. Where did the mouse come from. Must must must have one!! Glad to see you are still as lively as ever. I adore you!! xoxox

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    1. Lisa...the mouse is from this website: http://twocheeseplease.livejournal.com/90410.html

      Not for sale though. So - we gotta learn how to do it!

      Thanks for adoring me. : -) You got real good taste. Ha!

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  8. "It's so easy to be excited in January." So so true! I feel the same way not about the garden though. ;) I love the idea of you answering questions in the comments because sometimes I want to know the answers too! :)

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    1. Gina!! It works! I'm so excited. I had to dink around in the HTML of the layout here - which was a bit scary, but it WORKED! Ask away!

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  9. I'm in love with the mouse! Scared to death of live ones but this one is adorable!

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    1. : -) I actually like the real ones too - except for the damage they do. The stinkers chewed one corner of my cushion in the camper. *(@#*#@(*!!!

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  10. Jayme, sweetheart, take a breath! I'm exhausted from just mentally following you around the house as you scurry from thing to thing to thing.

    I also want the needlefelt mouse ... I don't need to know how to do it ... I just want the mouse.

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    1. :-) I'm fine and breathing. I'm in my 'nest' on the couch in my Life is Good hoodie, with my afghan. I have bursts of energy - like this morning, and I just gotta ride the wave! : -)

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  11. First of all I need to know where you got a picture of me in my underwear!! I thought I had destroyed it! And yes, take a breath or I'm going to have to take a nap. Though I totally want to get rid of chemicals in my life and could totally use any recipes people want to share. I'm also thinking about getting rid of wheat...but that is soooo hard.

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    1. I've been wheat free for over a year - AMAZING difference in my life because of it. I indulged in wheat over the holidays and I couldn't get over how awful I felt. It IS hard at first...but like anything you keep working on - it gets easier. I'll be posting all the good recipes I find for natural cleaners and toiletries.

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    2. Keep posting, Jayme...I do need help. As soon as my husband and I decided that we should give up wheat I ate pasta like crazy to get my fill of it! WTH? sigh.

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    3. And that's why there's Craig's List...lol..give that crap away! You can do it - I gotta start preaching more about it.

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  12. I am not planning my garden yet. Have a stack of new seed catalogs but have not opened one yet. My middle daughter does needle felting when she has time between her four boys, reminds me I should share this tiny bear she made me. I have lost 11 pounds since November, joined Weight Watchers. The walking not going so well, it has irritated my back again so I have a Chiropractor appointment next week, my first one ever. I have gone the route of physical therapy and injections, which I will never do again, does not help at all. My chickens are laying pretty well again after their late fall early winter rest. Hope to add some chicks to the coop this spring. Received some honey from the Bee Lady last fall when I visited her on the way to visit my family. She gave me a quart of the best honey ever. I am now making home made Honey Dijon Dressing, afraid I will run out of my honey soon. I have the first of my home made cleaning products in the works. Making an orange/vinegar cleaning solution. I expect it is ready I just need to remember to pick up a spray bottle next shopping trip. Trying to blog more often and comment more often. Hence a long catch up comment. Have a great day, I would love to thrift shop with you!

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    1. Hey Brenda! I haven't really 'planned' the garden, but ordered some veggie and flower seeds that I wanted before they sell out. Things I want to grow, that I haven't before, like Brussels sprouts, kale, etc. So great to hear from you! Keep us posted how your orange vinegar cleaner is!!

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  13. So glad that you are dechemically your home!!!! I did mine 13 years ago because I had too!!!I have MCS--
    Multiple Chemical Sensitivity--so I only have baking soda, vinegar, magic sponges, for cleaning--Use Ecov dish detergent,tea tree oil toothpaste--no fluoride!! and pure coconut oil bar soap!!! and I have to run air purifying machines in each room --but even I got well tomorrow,,I would continue to live the way I do--and I read all labels--NO food coloring or preservatives in the food--and that is soo much fun--not alot to eat!!!!
    anyways you are on a good and right road--keep it up gal!!
    Hugs, Di and miss gracie

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    1. I'll be going to Whole Foods tomorrow to see what natural items I can pick up and start using until I find recipes for my own that I like. No flouride is right! I pretty much don't eat anything that has a label. : -) Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. BIG LAUGH & SMILE over here!! Yes, Free Bates, is right!! love it and your outrageously fun sense of humor!
    shari

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    1. Thanks Shari! I love Downton Abbey! Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. you are too funny!! i love Downton Abbey... such a great show.

    always remember to relax & breathe!! take a break once in a while. big big hugs. ( :

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    1. I'm relaxing right now. It's all about balance baby. : -)

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  16. I LOVE the FREE BATES sign. I wonder how many will "get it"...quite a few I hope. I hope you had a great day cleaning and that you are able to get some sleep tonight...and the boyo is coming home for the weekend- what joy there is in that!

    Blessings to you and I must learn to needlefelt, too. Is that the cutest thing ever? xo Diana

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    1. it IS the cutest thing ever! I had a coffee at 5pm for a pick me up - so I'm doubting I'll fall asleep too easily - and I'm sure I'll be thinking about the color I want to paint the bedroom, etc. etc. : -) xo

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  17. My first visit here, and I'm tired just thinking about all you're doing! :)

    Love that pic. Too funny!

    Enjoy the rest of your day.

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  18. Just knew I was not part of the "in crowd"! I was going to have to ask what the "free Bates" was all about. I seldom watch tv, but I guess I need to check Downtown Abby out. So glad to hear from you again, I always smile while reading your blog. I, too, will be interested to hear what you think of your Eco. Cleaners!

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    1. Mary Beth!! So great to hear from you! Downton Abbey is a show worth watching - get Season 1 and 2 - it's quite addicting!

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  19. That mouse is precious!! Where did you get him?

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    1. Karen - I found that picture on line just Googling around for needle felted mice...it came from this website...

      http://twocheeseplease.livejournal.com/90410.html

      I wish I had him!

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  20. Jayme,

    I purged, then went back...it was sooo much work making everything! I admire you!
    jan

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    1. I gotta tell ya, I miss my Colgate. : 0) I'm going to keep going though, I can imagine how tempting it would be to just grab something at the store.

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  21. Hey Jan! Oh I totally understand - it's just SO easy to pick it up, isn't it? I'm not sure I can let my Pledge go....you may have to pry it out of my hands!

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  22. Free Bates ... LOVE.IT. And for making me think of my dearly beloved and departed grandma who would walk around in her underwear and bra if it was an exceedingly hot day ... LOVE. YOU. :)

    Free Bates ... Wear Bras ... Lunatics for Ever-lovin' Life!

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    1. I've gardened out in my bra before! : -) Free Bates! Ha! Thanks for stopping by girl!

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  23. Okay Jayme...I can see it coming...responding to every comment is going to be overwhelming, you'll feel badly, quit blogging and we'll all be sad!
    No need to respond!!!!

    Put a shirt on before you head out the door!

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    1. Don't you be tellin' me what to do. : -) Ha! Actually , this is quite easy...and not as overwhelming as an email box full. : -)

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  24. I can't wait to get chickens this Spring too, although I am only getting five or six for our half acre. We raised chickens when I was growing up,but I may be coming to you with a question once in a while about their care. I am also looking forward to a big garden. Gardens always look beautiful in the middle of January.

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    1. I'd like to get a good 30 birds for eggs - although I would have to rearrange things for the coop - and I wanted to get a good large batch of meat birds too. We'll see how much I can manage once Spring hits and the to do list is a mile long....

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    1. Shut yo mouth! Ha! It's what I'm afraid of too - I won't stop believing though. I really need him to be innocent.

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    1. I sure hope so...my doubt continues to grow - maybe that's what they want!

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    2. i know. I was more convinced of his guilt before they started making him look guilty. Now I think maybe it's too easy, which is to bad because he's so mopey. A murder would make him more interesting.

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  27. Have I been secretly hiding under a rock? Who is Bates? '-)
    ~ Lynda

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    1. OH DUH! Dawnton Abby! How did I miss that? It is only my favorite show of all time... Yes, Bates must be set free!

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    2. Lynda - I thought 'my word!' - it YOU didn't know about DA....cause I knew you'd love it. : -)

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  28. Hi Jayme,
    Earlier this week I found on-line recipes for home-made laundry soap, dish soap and toothpaste and am having fun creating them from common items in my home. I'm doing this for both cost-savings and healthier options reasons. Enjoy! (no need to reply) :)
    Joanie

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  29. Hi Jayme,
    I was wondering where do you get your chickens? Have you ever ordered them via mail?

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    2. Hi Kellie! I have been getting them at either the TSC in Schererville, or the Crown Feed Store. However, I am ordering some this spring through mail order - the first time! Stay tuned!

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  30. Love the Free Bates poster!! Although...last Sunday he showed a rather ugly side.

    Natural toothpaste--I'm allergic to fluoride--finally Toms of Maine has a line of fluoride-free. Before that I would used baking soda and water when I was having a flare up. Also allergic to PABA which has a very similar chemical make up as...fluoride.

    Andrea in Calif

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    1. oh the plain baking soda and water...law, I couldn't do it. It was torture. I made some with baking soda, coconut oil, xylitol and peppermint oil.

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  31. I KNEW I saved a white beanie baby mouse for some future project. I will tuck it into something and add batting.

    I also just bribed my needle craft friends to make me a felt one!

    Andrea in Calif again

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  32. You are just too funny! I can't stand it.
    xo

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