One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Carrot Top Mouth Wash ~ Carrot Tops ~ Food delivery and tidbits

Although our carrot harvest was zero this season, we still had carrot tops.  You know our family motto?

Waste nothing.  Not that there was much to waste either.

I used some of the tops to make homemade mouthwash.

Boil 3 cups of water, and add a half cup of chopped organic carrot tops.  Simmer on the stove top for about 20 minutes.  Steep for an additional 30 minutes then strain.  Store in the refrigerator.  Simply gargle each day in place of your store brand mouth wash.  Carrot tops have antiseptic qualities.

We stole off on a motorcycle ride the other night, and delivered meals.  I just happened to get a call the night I made salmon romanoff, from one of the girls.  Of course she asked, "what's for dinner?"  and "can you bring me some?"  Luckily, I was already delivery a meal with pie to my Dad, so we packed up another meal for her.  She later texted me "OMG that was heaven" ha ha ha!  Kids!  

It's that time of year again, when I have to rack up points in order to keep our health insurance at the same price we pay.  What a joke it is too.  I have to sit at the computer and watch the most boring videos and click a hundred times to "read" articles and then take a test to pass.  Just a waste of my time.  I don't even watch or read, I just click and flip thru the questions.  I know them all anyway, especially the eating well stuff.  Man, it's taking a lot of time that I could be ripping out the garden (which needs done in a bad way).  

You would not believe how much time I waste just for 25 lousy points, and we are each to acquire 1,000 points.  Some slideshows are 38 minutes long and while watching one, it logged me out 3 times.   You can't just play it and go clean something either.  They randomly ask questions for you to click on for the slideshow to continue.  

Okay, off my soapbox on the insurance points.....

I went with my youngest to the "big city" and we both got real haircuts.  Boy it felt great too.  First time in two years for me, about a year for daughter.  


WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

Benefits of Natural Mouth Rinses....
Unlike most commercial cosmetic and therapeutic
oral rinses, natural mouth rinses typically do
not contain:-
Artificial colors
Artificial sweeteners (such as saccharine)
Stannous fluoride, a processed form of fluoride
that can stain teeth..

A growing number of people are embracing the
philosophy that natural products are better for
their health and the environment.
As such, they are seeking products they perceive
to be safer, healthier and without toxic chemical
or synthetic ingredients...

So..why spend silly money at the chemist or supermarket,
when good healthy products are growing in your own
garden..if you don't have a garden..pop next door
and steal it...HeHe! Job done! :).

Kristina said...

Ha ha! Willie you made me laugh about stealing form the neighbor. Yeah, it's so easy to make homemade mouth wash too.

mamasmercantile said...

My goodness we have a lot to be thankful for with our National Health System over here.

Kristina said...

Ha ha, thanks mamasmercantile