As a single mom, I still feel the need to work extra hard to help my family afford luxuries and actives. I have a home crafting business,called a TAMM creation; I do freelance writing, and I sell Do You Bake?, Sass N Frass and JewelScent.
This blog is all about those business ventures, news and updates, how they can work for you, and how you can purchase items yourself. On the sidebar are links to other blogs that go with my other ventures, and ordering websites.
It's Football Friday!! In honor of high school sports, which sees football games every Friday night of the fall, and college and NFL football as well, a TAMM creation has declared today Football Friday.
Don't see your favorite team or your school colors? Send me a message and I will let you know what I can do. I do have other NFL teams in the works, and I can custom make your school colors into earrings or necklaces.
This lunchbox is a fun, healthy and delicious option when you just do not feel like packing a sandwich. Much of this lunchbox can be made up ahead, frozen and pulled out at future dates for perfectly portioned lunchbox options. Serve with fresh fruit, vegetables and a delicious dipping sauce for a great balance of flavors and textures.
Prep 101 – Make Ahead Options
#1 : Make yourGood ‘Ol Nuggets: Follow the package directions on the box of Do You Bake? Lunchbox Lovers line of Good ‘Ol Nuggets. These make a great dinner or snack and leftovers can be used for lunches. Simply cool your cooked nuggets completely and freeze in zip top bags into individual portion sizes
#3 : Make your Dunk the Chunks Cookies : Follow the package directions on the box of Do You Bake? Dunk the Chunks Cookies mix. These make great snacks and desserts as well. There will be plenty leftover. You can freeze them in packages of twos, threes or fours and pull them out as you plan to build your lunchboxes.
Time To Make Your Lunchbox!
#1 : Take your bento box or lunchbox and add the following to your different compartments
Good ‘Ol Chicken Nuggets in one compartment
In your next compartment, place fresh vegetables such as carrot sticks or celery sticks accompanied by your favorite nuggets ‘n’ veggie dipping sauce (honey mustard, ranch and others make perfect pairings)
In a third compartment grab a perfect portion of your favorite fruit such as grapes, orange segments or berries
Finally in your last compartment add a few Dunk the Chunks Cookies for YUMMY sweet satisfying snacking.
Given my long history with Chronic pain, that does not respond to traditional medications anymore, I have researched and studied a great deal on pain formulas. I have come up with what I call my Pain Series, a set of four oils for the different pains that I have to deal with on a monthly, weekly and sometimes daily basis. As someone who suffers from Chronic Migraines and Chronic Pain, I have always been looking for relief, and I have tried a number of essential oil blends out there. After researching and studying, mixing and testing myself, I have finally come up with a blend that I like the best. It takes the best from the blends I have tried, along with those essential oils best suited for headaches and blends them to make a roll-on that helps better than any other I have tried.
Arthritis No-More Essential Oil Blend Roll-On has been blended especially to help alleviate severe joint pain that you might be feeling. Part of my Lupus condition is that it acts like Rheumatoid Arthritis in my body, so when I have a flare I have severe muscle pain and joint pain. This can be rubbed into the joints, and I find much more relief than from any of those store creams out there!
Now, I am not going to say it will alleviate every pain, that's just not possible, but at least for me, it is a great trick. I get very severe migraines, such that if I don't take medicine immediately I am in bed and most of the time throwing up. With Migraine No-More, I can take my medicine, roll-on a little on my temples and actually go about my daily routine. That is a big deal for me! Nothing else has ever allowed me to function while the medicine was working. With my joint pain, I haven't found a cream, gel or rub on the market to date that will do anything for my pain, so blending this was a necessity for me to be able to function. This gives me relief and allows my medications to work, and it also is able to be used more often than the medications, so I can continue to write, blend and be a mom to be kids.
Roll-Ons come in a 10ml blue glass bottle. To use, roll the bottle over the joints that are in pain, and massage the oil into the joint. Can be repeated every four hours if needed. Start with a small amount and adjust upward as needed.
All my blends are made in Fractionated Coconut Oil, as this is a great carrier oil with no color or scent, and a very long shelf life. I find it doesn’t effect the blend the way other carrier oils can. For Arthritis No-More, I have blended Lemongrass, Frankincense, Eucalyptus and Myrrh Essential Oils. Each selected for their best properties. By blending these in a select ratio, I have come up with what I like the best.
INGREDIENTS: Lemongrass - is known as a migraine and headache relief agent, as well as being used for stress, anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain and cramps. Frankincense - is an anti-inflammatory, which works well on joint pain and arthritis, as well as headaches and migraines. Eucalyptus - is known to reduce stress and cause relaxation, but rubbing it on the forehead or temples can produce pain relief, and rubbing it on the bottom of the feet can reduce a fever. Myrrh - is an anti-inflammatory (reducing inflammation of the joints) and an anti-spasmodic (calming muscle spasms), along with being a circulatory stimulant (getting the blood flowing). Fractionated Coconut Oil is also a great carrier for essential oils. It readily absorbs to soothe dry skin making it the ideal oil for topical applications. It has natural antioxidant and disinfecting properties and does not clog pores. . Unlike Other Unrefined Carrier Oils Fractionated Coconut Oil Will Not Go Rancid And Is Extremely Stable. It won't become solid like regular coconut oil but keeps all the great properties we love about coconut oil! Fractionated Coconut Oil is a super purified MCT coconut oil from which almost all the long chain triglycerides, and any impurities, are removed, thus leaving mainly the medium chain triglycerides creating the perfect MCT oil.
Disclaimer: Please note that all statements of effectiveness are based on my own personal use. They have not been studied and tested by any other facility or group at this time. Disclaimer: For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.