Friday, August 20, 2010

Things are changing.......

Greetings dear friends and blogging buddies! ~ Thank you all so much for the Happy Blogoversary wishes! I appreciate it so much! I still can't believe it's been a year! Where on Earth does the time go? And who in the world stole days from August's calendar? I mean , where is August going? You know the saying, time flies when you're having fun? Well it flies when you get older too , whether you're having fun or not? LOL
I have a few of you ask if I could post pics of the things I have been knitting. Well I did post some a couple of posts back. Then I got to thinking. Since those things are for a publication that has not yet been published, probably not a good idea. Therefore , that will have to wait until I know the patterns are on the market.
Well , as the title says.... things are changing in the Barber household. We are on a quest for healthier bodies. One thing I want to do , is change eating habits, which is slow going, but working. We found a popcorn from Jolly Time that is 97% fat free , but you wouldn't know it. It is really good. Now it says it has 0 trans fats. Let me tell you a little tidbit that I picked up on The Doctor's the other day. They said that a product may say that it has 0 trans fats, but you need to look a little closer. Look at the ingredients and if it says "partially hydroginized vegetable oil , then it DOES have trans fats. This popcorn has soybean oil, so no trans fats. You should try it!

I have had a toenail fungus for some time now. I am getting really tired of it and it was time to do some combatting of the problem. Rather than resort to prescription drugs that are hard on the liver, I have used the home remedy approach. I am using, vinegar, household bleach, and hold on....... Monistat 7. Yes, you read right. I am using a vaginal yeast cream on my toes! It is well known that people who get this fungus often times have a high level of candida (yeast) in their body. To fight the yeast you need a good probiotic . I've been taking those as well as eating yogurt with probiotics in it. This is how the treatment works. You use the vinegar on your toes and let it set for a couple of minutes, this opens up the nailbed. Then you apply a ratio of 1 cap bleach to 4 caps water. Let that set for a couple of minutes , then completely rinse and completely dry. Let the toes then continue to air dry for a couple of minutes , then apply the Monistat. You do this twice daily. It will take some time for it to go away , but it takes time for the prescription medication to. Anway, I have been noticing some change and look forward to being able to cut this one particular toenail with regular clippers instead having to use the dog clippers because it too think for the regular ones.

I haven't gotten much done on my Simple Joys because of all the knitting, but this is where I am at so far.

I was one of the winners on Danielle's blog a little whileback. I got several pieces of some nice linen. I am so excited that I won this . Now to plot and plan what I will do with it all! What fun awaits me, no?

Well, that's it for me today. Thank you all for stopping by and thank you to all of my new followers! Please let me know what your blogs are so that I can follow you as well. I hope you all have a terrific weekend!

'Til next time,

don't be a stranger,



  1. What a nice pile of linen! Lucky girl.

    Simple Joys is looking wonderful. I need to get the linen for this project and get busy on it myself. What are you using?

  2. Looking forward to seeing Simple Joys stitched up. The remedy for the toes sounds great. I will write it down and file it as one never knows. Love the linen pile . You will have lots of stash for your future projects. Enjoy the rest of August!

  3. Vinegar works! It just takes SO LONG for a new healthy nail to grow back in and then you have to prevent it from happening again.

    Nice linen stash!

  4. Wow. What a fabulous win with all that linen! Awesome.

    Thanks for the toenail fungus tip. I really have to try this since I have four toenails that could use it. :)

  5. Isn't Danielle Great! I also won some linens from her! Glad to hear about the fungus treatment! May come in handy for me. Love the colors in the stitching ! Happy Stitching!

  6. Salut!!!My name is bogdan from Romania!!!
    We can be friends ???

  7. Vinegar does work - I'm not sure about all the other stuff. I have heard that bleach is really toxic, so I don't use that. It takes a long time for the vinegar to work though. Soaking your feet for a while in horticultural corn meal is also supposed to work. I have not tried that on a regular basis.

    Great win on the linen

  8. Your simple joys is looking beautiful, Sharlotte!! Also congrats on your linen win, always such fun, isn't it?

    I love is my most favorite snack, I will have to try some of this sometime. I am glad that you have a plan of attach for your toe fungus...that isn't fun! I also heard that Vix is a good thing for those fungus's too, although I have never tried it. Good luck with your system, hope it works and soon!

  9. Great start on Simply Joy. And what a lovely pile of linen.

  10. You are so right about time flying as you get older. August was almost non existent it seems to me. My hubby has a problem with a toenail and I think we will have to give your home remedy a try. Great start on Simple Joys. Have a great weekend!

  11. Simple Joys is a sweet design. Nice progress.
    That pile of linen looks just gorgeous. I'm sure that you will find some great designs to stitch onj them.

  12. That's a crazy good pile of linen! *drool*

  13. Happy belated blogoversary! I love your start on Simple Joys--it is such a sweet piece. Enjoy all those linens!

  14. SJ has some nice progress. Love the linens and good for you eating healthily!


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