Coconut Chewy Delights

These bars are so simple but oh so good, I could just lick the inside of the sweetened condensed can.  I cannot keep them around long enough to enjoy them myself  with my sons and husband around..

These bars are so easy to make. Basically just crus dump and bake…They make quick gifts for friends, teachers, neighbors or potlucks.


Coconut Chewy Delights


1 pkg crushed graham crackers ( one sleeve )
10 TBS stick butter (melted)
1 – 1/4 cups chocolate chips
1 cup pecans (chopped)
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 – 14. oz. can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 325-degrees.
Line a 9″ x 9″ casserole dish with tin foil. Spray the tin foil with non stick spray.
Crush the graham crackers in a bag and add the 2 cups to a bowl.
Add the butter and mix well.
Pour into the casserole dish and press down with your hand.
Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
Sprinkle the pecans on top.
Sprinkle the coconut on top.
Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk on top.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are golden.


Hemp vs. Marijuana


The first thing you should know about CBD oil is that it is completely legal in the United States as long as it is made from industrial hemp rather than marijuana.  I source my industrial hemp from a small farm in Croatia. Leaves of the hemp are harvested by hand and dried naturally. It is a fully eco – bio – organic production with green practice for fertilization. It grows in an environment surrounded by forests with clean air in the area where are no factories and highways.   It is viewed as a dietary supplement, similar to an herbal supplement such as Valerian Root which is commonly used by fibromyalgia patients to relieve insomnia and anxiety.

What will CBD oil do for my fibromyalgia?

First off remember that everyone is different. Some find CBD helps with fibromyalgia  and some find it doesn’t help.  Nonetheless, it is worth trying CBD I have found with my fibromyalgia that it helps greatly with my chronic pain, sleep, endurance, anxiety, depression, inflammation, muscle spasms and migraines. Friends of mine use the CBD oil to help control their Diabetes AC1 levels.  The first step is to find a quality product.  I decided to start making my own CBD oil.  I wanted to stop taking the opioid based medication I was on.

Knowing the Differences

Below is an image shared from Healthy Hemp Oil.  It is a simple chart to show the differences between Hemp Oil and Marijuana Oil.








Do you Love Handmade – Shabby Chic – Upcycled -Vintage – Salvage?

I love, love, love vintage, antique shopping.  I have also fallin in love with shabby chick repurposing.  My friend Lisa is the owner of Sparkklejar.  She creates upcycled, recycled repurposed, salvaged, vintage, altered art, on  mason fruit jars.  Theses jars have a shabby chic, antique feel where glass meets glitter.

Lisa also repurposes tin cans with shabby cottage white. Painted with uneven brush strokes, faded and distressed down to bare metal in random areas. she then decals the cans with blue birds on a wild rose or pink dogwood branch, on the side. These are beautiful to use for wedding center pieces or as a farmhouse design.

Lisa also offers Barley bag,  all natural microwave heating bags.  When your backs sore just throw it in the microwave, heat it up for a few minutes and place it on your back…ooohhhhh relief!  Just think of the relief you will get when you place it on your aching body.

She also makes  1/2 size barley pads and flax filled freezer packs for the eyes and forehead. These are such a relief when you have a headache or much worse a migraine headache.  The great thing I like about my pack is it has no mess, no dripping water.

You have got to check out her shop at




Dinner Tonight, Mexican Taco Bake

Who doesn’t like Mexican food?  This easy to fix, yummy, quick dish is just what the family would love to have for dinner.

Being a busy mom, I look to find a way to satisfy my family tummies while crunching time for everything else that is going on in my life.  Work, kids activities, chickens keep me busy.


Taco Bake

Prep Time 20 minutes * Cook Time 10 minutes * Servings 4
1 lb Ground Beef
1 pkg Taco Seasoning
2/3 Cup Water
Chili Cheese Corn Chips
1 Can Cheddar Cheese Soup
1/2 Cup Milk
8 to 12 oz Shredded Monterey Jack or Colby Cheese
Toppings ( Lettuce, Tomatoes, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Olives)


Brown ground beef and prepare taco meat according to the seasoning package (using water).
Pour enough fritos into a 9 x 9 pan to cover the bottom.
Top with taco meat.
Combine soup and milk in a sauce pan and heat through until smooth.
Top taco meat with cheese sauce.
Top with cheese (8 oz to 12 oz depending on the level of cheesiness desired).
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until bubbly.
Serve over lettuce and with desired toppings.

One of a Kind Artistic Design….

I would like to introduce you to a wonderful shop and friend of mine.  Glenda is the owner and designer of Eclectic BeadWorks. If you are looking for a very unique and special piece of jewelry that has a beautiful bohemian style,  I have a pretty good feeling that you will find it here. All of the designs are truly one of a kind and personally handmade.

Eclectic BeadWorks jewelry is influenced by the earthy Native American elements of the Pacific Northwest where Glenda lives, as well as by the Native tribes of many foreign lands. Czech glass beads, Swarovski Crystal Beads, and Hill Tribe Silver from exotic Thailand all carry the whispers of past cultures and extraordinary adventures across a thousand rivers and mountains. Glenda brings together this crazy, eclectic mix of color and texture and whimsy with leather and sterling silver and gold to create eclectic, one of a kind creations for everyone, even your pets. Glenda uses high quality materials such as genuine turquoise from Arizona and Nevada, gem stones, Karen Hill Tribe Silver, sterling silver and more. Tiny little details, faces perhaps, a little eye looking at you, a tiny heart scattered here and there, as well as stamped Hill Tribe Silver beads and charms and many other delights! It’s in the details that help her create special, one of a kind bracelets, necklaces, earrings and pet necklaces.

You are going to love this Shop!

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