Health and Weight Issues


So, if anyone can see this and is dealing with IBS, Rosacea, Transplant, susceptible to weight gain, here is what I've found. I lost 15 pounds by eating 1 sm meal a day over two months but the cravings drove me nuts. I began eating 2 small meals a day and gained the 10 pounds … Continue reading Health and Weight Issues

Men’s Fashion: Spring Bag March-April


Happy first day of Spring 2020! On my little Island, our trees have been budding for six weeks now, an early present. Seeing all those cute little buds and now bright flowers reminds me of the colors for Spring. Spring colors, remember from the first article, are pale, pastel and light. For the first month … Continue reading Men’s Fashion: Spring Bag March-April

IBS and Rosacea Friendly Chili


Each Labor Day, my mom would make a huge canning kettle full of her signature chili, what we didn't eat, she'd freeze and we'd have it throughout the year. When I had my own place, I began making what I called an "annual vat of chili", I'd gorge then freeze to have in the coming … Continue reading IBS and Rosacea Friendly Chili

Approved Foods


It's no secret that I have a plethora of health issues and now have significant food allergies. I'm diabetic, I have a kidney transplant, I have heart issues, I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and now Rosacea.  Due to these health issues, I can no longer have anything made from/with/of any type of wheat, rices, dairy, … Continue reading Approved Foods

Weight Loss and Healthier Skin


During the month of August, I went on the Rosacea Diet I created, based on foods I wasn't allergic to. That was in addition to my Simple Healthy Fresh cooking and foods. The Rosacea inflamed due to heat, cold and foods such as tomatoes, eggplant, dairy, beef, wheat-based foods, pastas, some fruits and vegetables. I … Continue reading Weight Loss and Healthier Skin

Coming Into The Light


Finally seeing the light in life! Life has gotten brighter recently, seeing the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Slowly paying off bills, (difficult on low-income, but making headway, nonetheless), making plans to buy needed furniture, treating myself to some rings (some crystal bar rings, metals, gems) and continuing eating right and exercising, … Continue reading Coming Into The Light

Healthy Skin with Rosacea


Going on a few months now, I noticed my face was burning and painful more than usual. I have Rosacea, an auto-immune skin disorder that makes the skin red, bumpy, rash and painful. Since food is so much more expensive in San Juan Island County than other parts of the Puget Sound/Salish Sea area, I'd … Continue reading Healthy Skin with Rosacea

Creating


Been busy lately, using my creative side. I've been wanting to put some color in the dining area and was looking at chair covers, table cloths and the sort. Discovered table linens are quite expensive. There were some articles I'd read in various magazines about creating your own household linens, arts, furniture, and started thinking. … Continue reading Creating

Healthy Thursday: About Face


  Since 2004 Rosacea has been a bane for me.  What is Rosacea?  According to http://www.Rosacea.org: Rosacea (pronounced roh-ZAY-sha) is a common but poorly understood disorder of the facial skin that is estimated to affect well over 16 million Americans -- and most of them don't know it. Any one of the following warning signs … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: About Face