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Lemons And Your Health-

    Do you want to cleanse, support metabolism, nourish your skin and learn some incredible essential oil DIY recipes?  If so, then you will want to start learning all of the benefits and uses of lemon essential oil. Lemon is best known for it’s ability to cleanse toxins from any part of the body and is widely used to stimulate lymph drainage, to rejuvenate energy, purify skin and act as a bug repellant. According to a study published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology last year, lemon oil may actually be the most powerful anti-microbial agent of all the essential oils. Another study published in Experimental Biology and Medicine found that breathing in the scent of lemon essential oils improved … [Read More...]

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Healthy Cookie Dough Balls

Print Healthy Cookie Dough Balls Healthy Cookie Dough Balls- Ingredients Ingredients 1-1/2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes Organic- ½ cup nut butter of choice or peanut butter. I use Almond Butter bought from Whole Foods ¼ cup coconut oil can be melted or softened Organic 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Gluten free ⅔ cup mini chocolate chips I use Enjoy, from Whole Foods, any Health Foods Store carries them or online from https://thrivemarket.com/ Instructions Combine all the ingredients, except mini chocolate chips into a bowl and stir until well incorporated. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Roll out into bite size balls (about 1 inch). Refrigerate or freeze until hardened (only takes a few minutes!) … [Read More...]


We all love a good makeover!

Modern, Shabby Farmhouse Living Room I recently worked with a wonderful client who was looking for a major change in her contemporary-style living room. This new construction home already had an open floor plan with gorgeous wood floors, windows, mouldings, and millwork. However, my client felt like their current furnishings weren’t reflecting their personal style and spirit. The space was very contemporary and missed the warm, cohesive feeling that the couple desired. I met with my client June to discuss our thoughts and vision for incorporating the shabby-farmhouse style into their space. I wanted to begin first with the modern-style buffet. The size was perfect for the space and the cabinets underneath served as great storage but … [Read More...]

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Healing Bone Broth, Recipe-

Beef bone broth is one of the most healing foods you can consume. It’s rich in nutrients like gelatin and glycine, which help to protect and heal your leaky gut, skin and digestive tract. Try this healing recipe for beef bone broth today! http://draxe.com/4-steps-to-heal-leaky-gut-and-autoimmune-disease/   INGREDIENTS: Beef bones with marrow water to cover bones 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 Bay Leaves Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper vegetables of choice DIRECTIONS: Place all ingredients in crockpot. Add in water until bones are covered. Turn setting to high and let simmer for 48 hours … [Read More...]


Peaceful Feeling-

Come with me and just  imagine walking along this beautiful sandy Beach, the waves splashing their sounds of peace, so  tranquil that for that moment in time every worry,  every pain, or complaint you had  has left you, you feel free, almost weightless, peaceful, and it is wonderful.. Each wave washing away your past hurts, failures, loss, betrayal,  and cleansing them all away, and giving you peace in the place of all that keeps you from enjoying your day. your life, the moment.. Forgiveness can be found where there is peace in ones heart- God wants us to feel that each day peaceful  easy feelings from the heart that radiates all through our bodies.. We may not feel it all day everyday, but when your allow yourself that moment of … [Read More...]


Beyond the Fence-

What do you see when you look at this photo. I took this photo in Gulf Shores and I was not sure why at the time. I was searching for some peace and understanding of my life and perhaps a new place to call home in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Away from the things that had hurt me, angered me, judged me, and been taken from me.  Some say you take all of that with you, I found that it was the beginning to letting it all go! "Praise God" A place where no one knew me nor I them, where I could recreate the person I once was or wanted to be now in what was called the "Golden Years" they seems more tarnished than any gold I had ever seen, perhaps put away for years then brought out, yes that Gold the dull color that makes you want to just put it back … [Read More...]


A few favorite Kitchens

All links to each photo can be found at  link below-                                                                                 https://www.pinterest.com/source/ohsoshabbybydebbie.com/ … [Read More...]


Who doesn’t love Mason Jars-

I wanted to share my love of old jars with you, mason jars being one of my favorite, well those, and old apothecary jars just do it for me. I found several ways I think you will like for using these jars- All the links to each one numberd by photo at the bottom of this post.. Enjoy, and if you have a second tell us which one you liked the most, and will you be trying any of these in your home?  Debbie-       1.)      http://roomlybox.cafeblog.hu/2014/06/03/diy-befottesuvegbol-lampa-lepesrol-lepesre/ 2.)   http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/update-your-light-fixtures-wit-140781 3.)   http://www.the36thavenue.com/2012/01/my-craft-room-tour.html 4.) … [Read More...]

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Homemade Pink Lemonade-

Print Homemade Pink Lemonade- Ingredients 3 cups lemon or lime juice, about 20 lemons or 25 limes freshly squeezed 2 cups superfine sugar 4 cups cold water 4 cups ice 2 lemons or limes, thinly sliced for garnish ½ cup cranberry juice Instructions DIRECTIONS Into a large serving container, strain the citrus juice, mix it with sugar, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add 4 cups cold water and cranberry juice, and stir again until well combined. Pour over ice and ahhhhhh! 3.3.3077 … [Read More...]

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Southern Style Sweet Tea-

Hello everyone, hope this Tuesday is going great for you.. As know all know I am Southern, us Southern folks love our tea, and we love it "Sweet" well, most of us do , we were raised on "Sweet Tea" in my family, we just didn't drink that many soda's growing up here in family, but the Tea, oh yes! Not sure where my Mother came up with the idea of adding 1/2 cup of brown sugar to her tea when we were kids, maybe she ran out of white sugar, and as a substitute she used brown sugar, either way we liked it better as kids , it seemed to give it a richer flavor, so I have been using it all my life. One gallon of water, 2 family sz tea bags, or 4 small bags 3/4 cup of white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar, I use dark brown but either will do 1. … [Read More...]


Southern is who I am, it is not just where I live-



Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies-

Print Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies- Ingredients ½ cup chunky or smooth peanut butter ( I use organic) ½ cup brown sugar 1 large egg 1¼ cups gluten-free rolled oats ( Most grocery stores carry them Red Mill) ½ teaspoon baking soda Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, use an electric mixer to cream peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg. Add rolled oats and baking soda to creamed mixture, and mix well. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into two-inch balls, and press to flatten on the cookie sheet. Bake for eight minutes or until the cookies turn slightly brown. Cool cookies on a rack, and store leftovers in an airtight … [Read More...]


Fresh Homemade Salsa-

Print Fresh Homemade Salsa- Ingredients 3-4 pounds tomatoes, I used Roma ½ of a small red onion, peeled 1 or 2 small jalapeño peppers, depending on heat preference 1 clove garlic, minced Large handful of cilantro 2 splashes of red wine vinegar (about a ½ teaspoon) ½ of a lemon or lime, juiced Salt and pepper to taste Instructions Roughly chop tomatoes, onions, and jalapeño peppers. Add all ingredients to the food processor. Pulse until desired consistency, I add my cilantro last .. Serve in a bowl with chips and veggies, or top your favorite Mexican dish. Instructions chop tomatoes laving them chunked , onions, and jalapeño peppers. chunked as well Add all ingredients to the food processor. Pulse … [Read More...]


Philly Cheese Steak Dip-

Print Philly Cheese Steak Dip- Ingredients 1½ cups GRILLED and small chopped thin cut shoulder steak 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 cup diced onion 1 cup diced green pepper 8 oz. cream cheese, softened ½ cup mayo 4 oz. shredded or chopped provolone cheese Instructions Saute onion and green pepper in olive oil over medium heat. Set aside. In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, mayo, provolone, and chopped steak. Stir until well combined. Add sautéed onion and green pepper to bowl and bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes. Serve with chips or toasted baguettes. 3.3.3077   … [Read More...]


Lemonade Layer Cake from Scratch-

Print Lemonade Layer Cake from Scratch- Ingredients Lemonade Layer Cake Ingredients Frosting 2 tablespoons butter, softened 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind 2 teaspoons thawed lemonade concentrate ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 8 ounces ⅓-less-fat cream cheese 3½ cups powdered sugar Cake 1⅓ cups granulated sugar 6 tablespoons butter, softened 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind 3 tablespoons thawed lemonade concentrate 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 large eggs 2 large egg whites 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking soda 1¼ cups fat-free buttermilk cooking spray Instructions Prepare the frosting first so that it will be ready by the time the … [Read More...]


True facts about why I am now living Gluten Free-

I have been gluten free for over a year now, and the weight that would not budge, has came off! But, that was not my reason for going gluten free- I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's an autoimmune disease that can wreak havoc on the thyroid, heart and then cause other issues  in your body if not treated in some way .. I have done a lot of research, seen a few Dr.'s about this disease, from there I chose my path to wellness, since traditional meds did not work for me alone! In fact they made me sicker, which is why I had to seek out help on my own as have many I am now discovering.. Should you try the diet to help rid inflammation that helps to keep you feeling bad to bed ridden you might consider cutting out ALL gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, … [Read More...]

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Gluten Free Butter Milk Biscuits-

Print Gluten Free Biscuits- Ingredients INGREDIENTS 2 cups gf King Authur Gluten-free All Purpose Flour* (Whole foods, Publix, etc) 2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ cup powdered buttermilk 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt (use less if you are using a fine salt) 4 tablespoons ghee ( A butter I use) or the butter you use, but use real butter ½ cups butter milk, milk even coconut milk that is what I use ½ cups sour cream ( non-dairy) *If you use a different gluten-free flour blend, and it doesn't contain xanthan gum, then you'll need to add 1 tsp. xanthan gum with your dry ingredients. Instructions INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 375°. By hand: Whisk together the dry … [Read More...]


Strawberry Lemon Tart w/Rose Cream-

Before I share this I want to say this is one amazing AIP recipe and I had to share, I also share the source and her FB page!   I started a new baking adventure with Sweet Potato Flour. I ordered a box on amazon to see what I could bake up. I wanted to try something different than coconut flour in my occasional AIP baking, and this was definitely worth the money. This sweet potato flour was a beautiful light orange color. It had a normal flour texture, and tasted nice. I think I paid almost $12 for about a pound of this flour, so a bit pricey. But, if you cannot eat coconut flour because you are low FODMAPS, this may be a great alternative. I am going to experiment with cookies this week. This tart however, came out really, … [Read More...]


They are giving one away-

WE LOVE A GIVEAWAY- Ladies, we are honored to share in a giveaway with two lovely ladies, they have offered to one of winner a choice of a hand made ipad cover, camera strap, or pillow cover for your home. You pick the fabric that works for you! HOW FUN and it just takes a minute to enter, first click on their facebook page  link and like it here ~> https://www.facebook.com/OhKoey?fref=ts , we trust that you will also take a look at their site and let us know what article you want when YOU win! Come on have some Summer fun with these ladies from Florida- So first like their fb page, after all they are giving you a chance to win FREE Then check out their site pick what you want and tell us here in a blog comment- One of you will be a … [Read More...]

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Welcome to the Country-

Welcome to the Country, where the air seems cleaner, the view seems greener, and the food always taste better. Enjoy the country as you maybe think back on your days as a child growing up in the country, or if you live there now. It is a place of peace, neighbors watch out for each other- And Home sweet home is where you want to be-     You will find each photo and credit at debbiereynolds1.timblr.com  … [Read More...]

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Mom’s Lemon Icebox Pie-

Print Mom's Lemon Icebox Pie- Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) container whipped cream (Cool Whip) 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1⁄2 cup lemon juice (can be fresh or bottled) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large prepared graham cracker crust Instructions DIRECTIONS Combine the whip cream, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Mix on high speed until SMOOTH. Taste and add more lemon juice to your liking. Pour into crust and refrigerate overnight. 3.3.3070 … [Read More...]


The Letter from 1963-

The letter had arrived from Charleston SC, on a  November day in 1963.  I rushed to get the mail and it was there. I was 6 at that time and it was a letter from my Aunt Louise.  She was my dad's oldest sister. It was official, she and my Uncle,were coming for a week during the Christmas Holidays. She was a bit bossy and blunt, but she loved me a lot and I her. I only got to see her 2 times a year at best when I was younger. As I jumped up and down at the table, for Mom to read every word out loud my mind was already racing. Wow, in two weeks she would be here. She always came in with a bang, suitcases and clothes, like a star! To a kid that lived in a middle class neighborhood seeing someone that carried themselves like a movie star was … [Read More...]

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The Kitchen-

With my own eclectic look before I started the Kitchen rehab a couple of years ago now  because  of my love for  old things and new I had quite a collection going and did not realize it until we started cleaning out things for the new look!  I used Chalk Paint ® by Annie Sloan and I mixed 1/2 Linen and1/2 Old White Mix, that I order from Lady ButterBug, their link http://ladybutterbug.com/  for my Kitchen cabinets, the photos below will show you the Oak cabinets before and the painted ones today- I had looked for a new farmhouse dinning table for months, so  when I found this table and chairs in all their left over glory, I knew they were just what I wanted.. It had never been painted and had no top and the seat covers were gone- I recall … [Read More...]

God is Love

When God speaks to us-

It's God talking to you! Have you ever felt sorry for yourself, it's an odd question I know.. But, most of us at some point in our lifetime has done so for one reason or another This morning as I was getting ready my hair just acted out, in that I mean a bad hair day for sure! It went one and I tried to get it to go the right way, nothing doing with the hair loss I have had due to the Disease Hashimoto's you know that disease I talk about the one that destroys the thyroid! This morning as I was trying to get read and look my best at 59, something I thought at 30 wouldn't matter lol. I mean then 59 was old and I never thought when I got here to 59 that I'd not feel any different about looking my best, and trying to take care of … [Read More...]

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Welcome to my Country Home-

I can not think of a better time of year here in Alabama, with the weather in the 70's each day I have started my potting and planting..  Not to plant too much incase we get that last cold snap in what we call Blackberry Winter, usually the last of April-Now in July it is hot, hot, hot and muggy! I took some photos toady even under the cloudy skies here at my home front- I thought I'd share just a few of them with you today and hope you share yours here too in comments- So welcome to my home- The front door says welcome with my Ivy topiary I love and an old basket of  new Red Petunias                                            A close up of the red Petunias that sit at my front door-   Earlier this Spring I painted my front … [Read More...]