So Much Work Being A Homeowner !! Fixing, Chipping, Painting Whew!! LOTS OF WORK!

We have been having such a damp, wet summer that it is causing mold and mildew to grow where it has never grown before.  

This is on the side of the house where the wind, rain and snow blows.
I was walking around my house checking to see what needs to be painted to make it look nicer.  Look what I saw when I looked up.
 On the windows, I used a mildew resistant paint, above is just an outdoor paint.

So I started washing, chipping and painting.  Man! is that hard work keeping your arms up over your head to do all that work.

This is how it looks now.  Not bad!  Now I need to do the same in a few other places around the house that I see are chipping.

When you own a house, there is so much upkeep.   My Hubs and I are at the point where we want to downsize.

Next, I am painting all the trim around the doors and windows.  It has really faded over the years as you can see in this picture.

The right side is the new paint and the left is about 5 years old.

I like the paint we used because it doesn't peel or mold.   It does fade over time though. I don't think fading that can be helped with the hot sun.

So that is what I have been doing for the last week or so.  I have 18 windows with shutters on them.  Plus 3 doors, 2 garage doors and misc trim that I did.

I still haven't gotten to the inside of my dirty, disgusting 2 stall garage.
I was out sweeping it last week when I noticed how bad the cracks and holes were.  They are so bad that the sand keeps coming out of the cement.   

If you look in the pictures, you see some carpet runners.  We had to put something down because we were slipping on the floor every time it got wet.  My Hubs got out of his car and almost fell.  This has happened more than once.  So, until we figure something out, .. the ugly carpet runners stay.

See the holes in the floor?  That is just a small spot. I will be patching a lot before it is all said and done.

You can see I patched a few spots already

What I plan on doing is taking EVERYTHING completely out of the garage and starting with an empty space.
I told my Hubs he needs to go through his stuff and figure out what he does and doesn't want.    I don't have much in the garage that is mine.  My bicycle and a few planting pots, dirt, etc.  Not much, all the rest is his.

I need to clean and patch once everything is out.  I probably will have to use a degreaser on the floor to get all the grease off.

Once the floor is clean and dry, then I need to figure out if I am going to paint or what.
I also need to figure something out so the garage floor isn't slippery.  I don't want those ugly pieces of carpeting out there again.

I also need to organize everything so my Hubs feels more inclined to put things away once he takes them out.  That is a huge problem, getting him to put his stuff away.

I am hoping if I can get everything organized, my Hubs will see how nice and clean it looks and want to keep it  that way.  Maybe it is wishful thinking on my part.

So that is what my Hubs and I have been doing, and what we still need to do to get my house in shape.   I just don't know if my Hubs and I are going to find the time to get the garage done.  UGH!! So much work when you are a homeowner.


LifeQuest Candida-Quest Review From Your Health By Design

Just let me say one thing.  I am very sleptical when it comes to companies offering cures for candida.  Been there done that!!  Candida is very hard to get rid of and nothing to mess around with.
Your Health By Design made no promises.  They just ask me to try it.
The Candida-Quest is not a cleanse but is a homeopathic formula you can use when candida symptoms arise.
Perfect for me since I don't always have a problem.

I have struggled with candida for years before I finally got to a point where I feel healthy.     Yes, I still have issues when I eat too many carbs.
I get a burning tongue and ringing in my ears.   I can get rid of the burning tongue pretty fast (a few days)  but the ear ringing just wants to haunt me.   I feel the carbs makes the candida grow in my mouth and ears.   I did have a Dr tell me he seen candida in my mouth, ears, nose and throat one time.

Most of the time I am good. No tongue burning.  But I have learned NOT to eat a lot of carbs.  I just can't digest them and that causes my tongue to burn and my ears scream.

Last week, we were on the go so much that we would get up, get our showers and run out the door.  I had no time to make myself a healthy lunch.  That means I have to eat out.  Eating out is something I try not to do very often.   Who knows what goes into the food in most restaurants.  I know most things have sugar in them and bad oils.
Plus, I end up eating carbs just to help me fill my belly.
Needless to say, I ended up with my tongue burning and my ears screaming.

The same day my tongue started burning, I received the Candida-Quest from Your Health By Design.    I was so ready to try it, even though I was skeptical, I am always hoping to find something that can help when things get bad.

That night before I went to bed, I took 10 drops of the LifeQuest Candida-Quest.   About 15 or so minutes after taking it, I noticed I could feel my tongue relax.  That means the burning was subsiding, but it was still there.

When I woke up, I had no ear ringing but still had a slight (very slight burn to my tongue)
I then took another 10 drops of the Candida-Quest.
Early in the day my tongue quit burning.  Good job Candida-Quest.  My ears weren't ringing either.
That is when I decided to put the Candida-Quest to the test.  I ate some carob covered almonds.   Those things will make my tonuge burn terrible and it will burn for days.

My Hubs buy the Carob covered Almonds for himself and I know better than to eat them, but I knew if the Candida-Quest worked for this, it would work for anything... almost.  

My tongue did get a slight burn and my ears did start to have a slight ring, but nothing like what normally happens to me.
About an hour later,  my tongue stopped burning again and my ears stopped ringing.  This is only after using the Candida-Quest two times.   That is pretty amazing to me that it can take the burn away that fast.  Usually when I eat carob almonds, my tongue can burn for days.

I took a picture of my tongue before I started the Candida-Quest and one after one day.  Look at the difference.  On the left, you can't even see the cracks on my tongue towards the back.
I don't know if you can see the white coating forming towards
the back of the tongue on the left, but on the right, it is much
clearer.  The white coating is what causes
my tongue to burn.
The candida in the mouth can cause my teeth to become very sensitive so I try to keep it away.  Not easy to do, but normally I do okay.   Now, with the Candida-Quest, I can see I will be doing an even better job at it.

I realize the Candida-Quest is not a cure but a way to help me get some relief and stop the candida in it's tracks  Now, when  I over indulge in carbs or other things that cause the candida to act up, I can take Candida-Quest.  

About Candida-Quest
An original formula designed specifically to help resolve symptoms and other Yeast and Fungal problems.  Also helps restore proper PH balance in the body.

An original Dr. William von Peters homepathic formula
A Homepathic Formula Citric Acid Cycle Itermediates in a Glycerin Base.

Candida_Quest is more than just a remedy for yeast and fungus.  It also helps restore proper PH balance in the body.  This in turn helps eradicate yeas/fungus as well as other health problem in the body coming from an overly acidic system.

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The 2015 Chevrolet Impala From Dave Hallman Chevrolet In Erie, PA.

Last week, we had to take our 2014 Chevy Silverado High Country in for scheduled maintence.  Our truck was going to be in the shop overnight.
We live such a great distance from Hallmans that  we were given a complimentary vehicle to drive back home.

You can not imagine how surprised we were to be given a brand new 2015 Chevy Impala.  It had 0 miles on it.   And NO Hallman did not pay me for this review.  I am doing it all on my own.
This is one SWEET ride!
So let me tell you both my Hubs and My thoughts on the 2015 Chevy Impala

Dennis ~
See those lights in the mirror?  (Sorry bad picture)
Those lights come on where there is another
vehicle in your blind spot.  Both sides of the car
has this feature.   It works GREAT!!
We were given the opportunity to drive a 2015 Chevrolet Impala while our truck was in the shop for service.   This vehicle surprised me with the way it handled.  It was very smooth riding on the highway and relaxing to drive.  All of the controls are at your fingertips.

The feature that was outstanding was the warning signal in the rear view mirrors when there was another vehicle in our blind spot.

This is definitely a vehicle I will be looking at for our next purchase.

Terry ~  
See all the leg room? And..  I don't have the seat
all the way back.  
So much leg room on the passenger side.  That is very important since I am the passenger 9 times out ouf 50.  I hate to drive!!!
The Impala also has heated seats that are VERY comfortable.   Heated seats is probably the number one thing I look for in a car.

Here is something that is cool that I haven't seen before.  Dennis told you about it above, but it is such a great feature, I want to say it again.
 The side view mirrors have a side blind zone alert.   When a car is in our blind zone, the Impala uses radar sensors that are on both sides of the vehicle to help look for other vehicles in your blind zone.
When someone is in your blind spot, lights come on and you had better not cross over.

There are a lot of other safety features in the advanced safety package.
Forward Collision Alert
Side Blind Zone Alert
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Full Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control
Crash Imminent Breaking..... This one sounds fantastic..
Included with available Full Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control, this Chevrolet first uses radar technology to automatically break in certain situations (a potential imminent crash with a vehicle being followed ahead) This can occur if the driver does not react quickly enough to the warning or does not react at all. Available on LTZ.

We take our family with us a lot when we go on vacation so I just want to show you the roomy back seat.

I like the flip down cup holders since our Grandkids think they need to drink in the car.

Here are some things I personally am not interested in, but I am sure a lot of you men are very interested.
305 Horsepower 3.6L V6 Engine
This  can go from 0 to 60 MPH in 6.8 seconds (No we didn't try it)
Or  you can choose the 2.5 4 Cylinder Engine

29/31 Miles Per Gallon City/Highway ( I lied... I am interested in this one!!! )

So, those are just a few things about the Chevy Impala.  If you want to find out more, you will have to visit
Dave Hallman Chevrolet

Dave Hallman Chevrolet!
1925 State Street
Erie, PA 16501
Sales: (814) 746-4348
Service: (814) 746-4347

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Again, I was not paid to do this review.  Our truck was in for scheduled maintenance and we needed something to drive back home.  The 2015 Chevy Impala was just the car they gave us.


Feel Good Footwear ~ OOFOS Recovery Footwear Review ~ Feel The OO

I received OOFOS Recovery Footwear to see if they would help the problems I have been having with my feet.  I was not ask to write a review on these shoes and No other form of compensation took place.

Two weeks ago, my Daughter, Granddaughter and I went to New York City for a girls day.    When we go into the city, we try to find things that are unique to do.  We enjoy finding things that none of us have done yet.   This time one of the things we did was to walk across the the Brooklyn Bridge and go to DUMBO.
About half way across the bridge, I knew I was in trouble with my feet.

 I had worn the most comfortable pair of sandals I had.
They never really caused me problems with my feet.   I am not sure why, but this time, they were not comfortable in the least.

I could feel blisters coming on both of my feet, especially my left little toe.   My right foot felt bruised on the bottom also.   My feet were just plain hurting.

I have been having a lot of trouble lately with finding shoes that are comfortable for my feet.  I have a closet full of name brand sneakers that are all suppose to be designed for comfort.  None of them work.  Every pair of sneakers I have hurt my feet unless I use more padding with foot insoles or inserts.  Then, that makes the shoe too thick when I put my foot in.

Do any of you find that sneakers make your foot cramp between the toes and the arch of your foot?
I have a terrible time with that.   My feet are so thinned skinned on the bottom of my feet .... I have no meat on my bones so when I wear shoes, I feel every hard spot I step on.   I have SISSY feet!!

I didn't receive the OOFOS Shoess until I got back from my vacation.  Actually,..  they came a couple of weeks later  
I can tell you, my feet were still sore, bruised and tender.  Where the blister was, I now have a hard piece of skin that makes it sore to walk on.  I couldn't wait to try the OOFOS.

The first thing that came out of my mouth when I put my battered feet into the OOFOS was OOOOO..... Ahhhhhhhh! They actually felt comfortable.  But just putting a pair of shoes on is not going to tell me anything about the comfort of the shoe.  

 This is the view walking along the trail at

the Peninsula on Presque Isle State Park In Erie, Pa

Now for the real test.  I walked at Presque Isle State Park in Erie Pennsylvania for miles in my OOFOS.  There are about 13.5 miles of trails and I walked most of it in my OOFOS.  No problems at all.  No more new blisters and the OOFOS are so padded that I didn't feel my old blister hurting.
I don't ever want to take these shoes off ... EVER!!

So now look where my OOFOS are taking me.

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So tell me, What am I going to do in the winter when it is too cold to wear my OOFOS?   They do sell clogs and slides... but we get SNOW... LOTS OF SNOW in Pennsylvania.  

I did receive product which facilitated this review-but I was not asked to do a review-I so loved the product I'm doing it anyway!


I Will Be Doing Dr Clarks Parasite Cleanse Plus Trying Candida-Quest For Yeast Fungus Problems ~ Your Health By Design

Because I have been doing so well, I have kind of gotten away from what this blog is all about.   Even though I don't post on how I am controlling Parasites and Candida, you can be sure, I work on it daily.

I do a lot of Cleansing.  I try to do a Parasite Cleanse once every 6 months even if I don't need it.
Parasites are everywhere.  Every living organisim has parasites.... and that includes HUMANS.  You don't have to live in a third world country, Parasites are everywhere and no matter if you are rich or poor.  You probably have parasites.

I was one of those that didn't believe I could have parasites.  I wash my hands so much that I felt I was to clean to have parasites.  Yes... I was kind of hoity toity about it.   That was until I did a parasite cleanse.  Holy Man!!  I had worms.  LOTS OF WORMS!!  

About 6 years ago, I started parasite cleansing and started feeling better and better after each cleanse.  I now do a cleanse twice a year whether I need it or not.   I am sure I need it since I am out among other humans, dogs,...  WE CAN GET PARASITES JUST BY BREATHING!!

Parasite Cleansing can keep worms from taking over my body again.....
About 7 or so years ago, I got really sick.  I thought it was acid reflux because that is what the Doctors told me it was.    For two years I listened to the Doctors and kept getting sicker.    I told my Hubs, If I Don't Figure This Out, I Am Going To Die.

It came to a point where I told the Doctors.. I am done.  You keep giving me perscription after perscription and I keep getting sicker.
I started reading everything I could about acid in the stomach, bladder problems, liver problems... you name it I was having problems.

I changed my diet, started taking herbs for candida.  Then, I found out parasites and candida go hand in hand.  So, I started parasite cleansing even though I didn't believe I had worms........

Today, I am doing very well.  Yes, sometimes I do have thrush/candida on my tongue.  But looking back I have healed so many problems.  My gallbladder, liver, kidneys and bladder being some of them.
I Am A Firm Believer That Cleansing Can Help Keep Me Well

Your Health By Design sent me Dr Clarks Parasite Cleanse to review.   They also sent me Candida-Quest that you take when Candida symptoms arise... Like my burning tongue that gets a white coating on it sometimes.  Also, they sent me a surprise... 1 Hour Break

About Dr Clarks Parasite Cleanse
Considered by many to be the bes Hulda Clark Parasite Cleanse available

Dr. Clark's Parasite Cleanse is a superior product hat has been on the market for many years and has been continually refined along the way to produce the best possible results.  It is a liquid parasite cleanse that has been in use by many thousands of people against parasites of all types, including human internal parasites, worms, tapeworms, flukes and all the rest.   It is an all natural herbal product that is considered "food" by the body.  It is very convenient to use and yers of anecodotal evidence says it is very effective.

About Candida-Quest
An original formula designed specifically to help resolve symptoms and other Yeast and Fungal problems.  Also helps restore proper PH balance in the body.

An original Dr. William von Peters homepathic formula
A Homepathic Formula Citric Acid Cycle Itermediates in a Glycerin Base.

Candida_Quest is more than just a remedy for yeast and fungus.  It also helps restore proper PH balance in the body.  This in turn helps eradicate yeas/fungus as well as other health problem in the body coming from an overly acidic system.

About 1 Hour Break

1Hour Break is the world's first all-natural oral spray for stress and anxiety relief. Our unique blend of natural herbs amplify the calming effects of the main ingredient: Kava Kava.
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So for the next month, I will be doing the Dr. Clarks parasite cleanse.  When I am finished with it, I am going to write about it.    
I will also try the Candida-Quest when I have any yeast/fungus problems.  I am very excited to try this...  To have a product like Candida-Quest that can be used as needed can be very helpful when I eat something I shouldn't.

Do you believe humans get parasites?
Would you do a parasite cleanse?
Do you have yeast/fungus problems?

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Sinful Peanut Butter Ice Cream Made With The Yonanas Healthy Dessert Maker ~ Plus A Giveaway

I received the Yonanas Healthy Dessert Maker for review purposes.  No other form of compensation took  place

Have you ever watched someone eat ice cream and it made you so hungry that you wanted some too?   I can't do dairy, nor do I do sugar, so ice cream is not in my diet.  But man..... I get so hungry for it.
I don't normally do baked goods either so the only treats I get are fruit or fruit smoothies.

Now, with Yonanas, I can have ice cream made with just fruit.  It tastes just like ice cream.  It feels just like ice cream. It melts just like ice cream.  It is so good that you will want to eat it every day.

Sinful Peanut Butter Ice Cream
2 Bananas
2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter

That's it!!  Nothing else goes into this ice cream, yet it tastes great!
The Yonanas Maker makes your ice cream fat free, dairy free and guilt free.
Well, if you add peanut butter you are adding some fat, so just be aware of that.

The Yonanas is very easy to use.
Freeze your fruit and when you are ready to make ice cream, take your fruit out of the freezer and let thaw for 15 minutes.

Put your fruit through the Yonanas and Walla!!  Ice Cream that is so good it is Sinful.
Plus, clean up is a breeze.

Don't belive me that it is easy.  Watch my video and see.

I also made some Strawberry Banana Ice Cream with a few blue berries in it.   The combination of fruits you can use in this are endless.

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Searching For The Worlds Most Comfortable Bra Since I Bought The Worlds Most Uncomfortable one.

I swear this bra was made just to torture women.   I don't have large breasts so it is not like this bras has got to hold a lot of weight up.
But Holy Man does it hurt when I wear it.   And NO.... IT IS NOT TOO SMALL, IT FITS FINE.

I think it was just a poor design.

See that lump on the side of the bra?  That thing poked into my skin and rubbed until it made me red and sore.

The back strap did the same thing to me.  Hurt the whole time I had it on.

I would have taken it off sooner, but we were out to dinner with my Hubs family and I didn't want to be braless.

This was a bra they charged $60 for.  I found it on clearance for $29.99 and thought I was getting a great deal.  Little did I know that I might as well of flushed my money down the toilet.

I can go to a discount store and pay like $10.  and get a fairly comfortable bra so it isn't like I am hard to please.   I Want A Comfortable Bra!!  Is that too much to ask for?

We are taking it back to the store we bought it at, but I have to drive an hour and waste my gas and time for a bra that they should have taken off the market.   I can see why they put it on clearance but they should have recalled them, not put them on clearance.

Well enough of my rant.  Now I am looking for a really comfortable bra.
I like the kind that are wireless with some padding.


Lady Soma Detox Premium Body Cleansing Program Formulated For Women

I was sent a Lady Soma Detox Cleanse for review purposes.  No other form of compensation took place.

Detox Cleansing has become such a huge part of my healthy lifestyle that I don't think I would know how to act if I didn't cleanse.    I can tell you for a fact that detox cleansing is what helps keep me healthy.

My body knows when it needs a good cleanse.  I start feeling sluggish and just not as perky as I want to be and then it is time to do a detox cleanse.

Lady Soma sent me their Detox cleanse to try and see how it works for me.   Since this detox is designed with women in mind, it targets all the areas that I need cleanses.  For instance, The Lady Soma Detox aids in kidney, colon and heart health.

As we get older our colon just isn't what it used to be and many of us become constipated.   Cleansing and detoxing keeps me regular.  Like I said, when I start to feel sluggish, I know it is time for a cleanse.

My kidneys are also something I try to keep as free of toxins as possible.  I find when I do a cleanse that targets the kidneys, it helps me prevent kidney and bladder infections.    I can tell you, I haven't had a bladder infection in many years... of course, I feel the detox cleansing is helping me with that issue.

I don't have an issue with my heart, but maybe that is because I do regular detox cleansing.   Since I have never had heart problems, I can't really speak on that issue.

Let me tell you my thoughts about the Lady Soma Detox that is formulated for Women.
It is a Premium Body Cleansing Program ( 7 Days )  ..  Yes only SEVEN DAYS!!  Not long for a detox cleanse that works!  I didn't change my diet either.

Prepackaged packets (7 day supply).  This makes it very easy!!  Believe me, when doing a detox, easy is something I like.

GENTLE!!  That is a MUST since I did this cleanse when we went on our trip to Atlantic City and then went from there to New York City, I needed something gentle that wouldn't cause cramping and bathroom issues.

When I travel, I tend to not eat the way I should and my body functions get all out of wack.  Then I am very uncomfortable.
The Lady Soma Detox Cleanse kept me right on track.  I had no bloating, gas or stomach issues.  My colon worked well the whole time we were gone.  That is huge!!!

No Preservatives             
No Sugar                   I don't do any of these, so this detox is perfect for me.
No Starch

Supports Healthy Weight Loss  Although I am not trying to lose weight, I know there are many of you that are.

If you are like me, you always want to read the ingredients before you try anything.  So, here they are for you.  Notice the Black Walnut... That is great for the colon and parasites.  At least for me that is great, it is like a colon cleanse and a parasite cleanse all rolled into one.

Since I keep my body clean by detoxing, I don't see a lot of anything coming out the back door, but... This really helped with my digestion while traveling.   I know I got into some sugar at one of the restaurants we visited, but since I was detoxing... I didn't have a problem.

When I am finished with a cleanse, I should say A Cleanse That Does It's Job and Works!!  Anyway, when I am done with a good detoxing, I always feel so light, almost like I could float.
Detox Cleansing makes me feel healthy.

Thank you Lady Soma for sending me the Lady Soma Detox to review on my blog!!

The Lady Soma Detox is an advanced cleanse designed for women that is easy to follow and gentle on the system.  The benefits of the detox program include getting rid of excess waste buildup, reducing bloating, and support in weight loss.  The propietary formula triggers detox using natural plant ingredients.

If you are looking for a GENTLE Cleanse that works and only takes one week (7 Days), check out the 
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