“Dry” Shampoo Formula

Filed under :Natural Beauty

While researching shampoos, I came across this article on “Dry” Shampoo. When you don’t have time to wash your hair and your bangs are greasy, you can use “dry shampoo” to fluff it up and get through the day. You can spend $20 on a pricey product or grab a little cornstarch and judiciously fluff things up!

I remember doing this in high school, and it worked!

Just wanted to save you all from spending $20!


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Toothpaste on the Road

Filed under :Food Prices, Health News, Natural Beauty, Saving Money, The Prudent Wife

Well. I simply CANNOT go to bed without brushing my teeth. It is not a possibility. Ever.

We are staying in the world’s most gorgeous bed and breakfast (a blessing from the Lord, really!) an unbelievable mansion in Chattanooga, and we are literally being spoiled rotten. Until I realize I have no toothpaste, and desperately begin calling downstairs to try and get some. But the evening gentleman has left, and the overnight house person is not answering the phone.

I would even be willing to use toxic toothpaste – this is an emergency.

So I put my very elegant B&B robe on that was on my enormous turned down bed (wasn’t going to make them wash it) and I quietly glided down the 120 year old lushly carpeted steps down to the check in lobby, to beg for toothpaste. Not a soul in sight.

But some really, really good banana blueberry cake. But I digress!

So I came back up and ravaged my overnight bag. Three brand new tubes of Jason’s toothpaste are tucked under my sink RIGHT NOW. None are in my bag. Or Emily’s.

So – what does any self respecting, creative, prudent woman do???? Makes her own! I have tea tree oil and coconut oil – that will work. So I put a few drops of tea tree oil on my toothbrush. Then some coconut oil, then more tea tree and scrubbed away.

Not necessarily the flavor I was looking for – but it worked! Sleep! At last!

The moral of the story. If you bring VCO and tea tree oil, you can fix just about anything on the road!


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WEAR THE RIGHT CLOTHES!

Filed under :Attitude, Natural Beauty, Prayer, The Prudent Wife

fun-fest-07-095.jpg(This is a delightful devotion I received from a friend today! I would love to give credit where credit is due,and I have been told it is by Nancy Campbell from Far Above Rubies. www.aboverubies.org)

Ephesians 2:22-24, “Put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which was corrupt according to the deceitful lusts and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in righteousness and true holiness.”

When you were born again by the Spirit of God, you received a new wardrobe. It is a very expensive wardrobe, paid for by the precious blood of Christ. You have so many beautiful garments hanging in this wardrobe. You have lovely dresses of love, joy, peace, longsuffering gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23). You have delightful garments of tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness,
long suffering, forbearance and forgiveness. (Colossians 3:12-17).

The strange thing is that although we have this expensive wardrobe, we don’t always bother to wear the clothes. We are so used to our old shabby clothes of the flesh. We feel more comfortable in them. They feel familiar, so we stick with them instead of trying out our new wardrobe. To put on a beautiful dress of gentleness or patience can seem foreign because we are not used to wearing them.

But they belong to you! They are yours! Imagine if your husband purchased a very special and pricey dress for you. You couldn’t believe how posh it was. But you never wore it. You thought it was too good for you. How would your husband feel when he paid so much for it and wanted to be proud of you wearing it?

I wonder how God feels when He gives us this glorious wardrobe, purchased at an enormous price, and we never wear the garments? He gives them to us but He doesn’t put them on us. He tells us to PUT THEM ON. “Put on the new man …” I love the J. B. Phillip’s translation which says, “Fling off the dirty clothes of the old way of living … And put on the clean fresh clothes of the new life …”

Make sure you put on a new garment each morning. Have you had a lousy night with the baby waking all night? Are you going through a fiery ordeal? Put on the garment of praise. (Isaiah 61:1-3). Let me tell you a secret. You won’t feel like putting it on. You’d much rather put on your dirty old dress of grumbling and complaining. But do it by faith. Don’t worry about your feelings. Put on your praise garment. Start praising and thanking the Lord. As
you do it by faith, you will actually wear it.
You can change garments as you need them throughout the day. Are the children getting on your nerves? You feel your anger rising. Quick! Change into your garment of long-suffering or patience. Put it on by faith. Thank the Lord for His patience which is in you because He lives in you.

Are you starting to shout and yell because everything is getting on top of you? Put on the garment of gentleness. Thank the Lord for His gentle spirit which lives in you. This is the new man. It is Christ in you, the hope of glory. He lives in you now.

All these beautiful garments belong to you. They are yours. All you have to do is put them on by faith!

Strip of your old shabby garments. Wear your new ones each day. Live in them. Let Christ live His beautiful life through you.
PRAYER:

“Thank, you Lord, for all the beautiful garments that you have given to me. I am sick of my old rags. They look so ugly to everyone. Help me to put on our beautiful new garments which reveal your beautiful life in me. Amen.”

AFFIRMATION:

I may have little in my literal wardrobe, but I have access to the most glorious garments in my spiritual wardrobe. Praise God.

By Nancy Campbell from Far Above Rubies. www.aboverubies.org


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Unmasking Prozac

Filed under :Depression...the struggle, Natural Beauty, The Prudent Wife

Well now! Ever wondered if your antidepressant is really working? Feel trapped taking it and wonder if you will ever get off? Here is an article that has some fascinating things to say about antidepressants…..

The makers of antidepressants like Prozac and Paxil never published the results of about a third of the drug trials that they conducted to win government approval, misleading doctors and consumers about the drugs’ true effectiveness, a new analysis has found.

One of the big things we talk about at The Prudent Wife is how to function THROUGH depression and how to attack depression naturally! There are many things you can do, you just have to get beyond the convenient pill!


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Flossing Update!

Filed under :Health News, Natural Beauty

Two and a half weeks and still going strong! I am on the verge of achieving a HABIT! Monday is the 21st day.

Will I continue this pace for the next 50 years? Will I maintain all of my own teeth at death (of course, since life is not promised, that could be soon)

Flossing makes my teeth FEEL wonderful, clean, shiny and my mouth look better. One incredible benefit of habitual flossing – food does NOT stick in the crevices of my teeth nearly as bad…. so that cilantro is more bio-available as it digests, purifying and detoxing my body, rather than spending an afternoon tucked in my teeth, while we are at a company picnic, with me smiling at everyone and chatting amiably away!

While flossing may sound silly, it is easily and economically done and is a gateway to health, and really helps you honor your husband! Seriously prudent behavior!

House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord. Proverbs 19:14


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