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postheadericon Would you be prepared if your spouse died unexpectedly?

I am a very private person. Few people know what happened a few months ago in our household. But I feel obligated to share it with you in hopes that you will plan ahead….I have a very simple question for you…..
Would you be prepared if your spouse died unexpectedly?

We think that we have things under control but do we really have a clue?

I use to sell insurance. I would visit with clients and often times leave shaking my head thinking.. “what a stupid woman.” Many times the wife knew nothing about running a house hold except for taking care of the kids and the house. Everything else was left up to the husband. Something happened a few months ago that I found myself being that stupid woman.

Hubby and I have been married for over 35 years.. he is one of those stubborn men that refused to go to the Dr. even though he felt terrible…. Hubby walked around like warmed over death for months. I knew he must of thought he was about to die because he asked me to get him an appointment to see a Doctor.

I was able to get him in to see a Dr. the next day…and after several tests he was scheduled for open heart surgery. As I look back on that very scary time…. I realize that I was very lucky that things happened as they did.

We like any other couple have bills… we have lots of bills.. He pays most of them and I pay some of them. Hubby also has a business that I know nothing about… It is a vending business. He has stops all over our area. I don’t know where the stops are… I don’t know when they need to be filled…I know nothing about fixing a machine if it breaks down… or who to call to fix it. As for ordering the stock…. I knew nothing about that either….. Thank goodness that he had a helper that knew at least a little about his vending business.

We had to wait a few days before the scheduled surgery so we took that time to talk about the business, and the bills, as well as the taxes.. you know all that other stuff that goes on in life. I thought my head would explode with all of the info I was absorbing. Stuff I had no idea about. I had never given it a thought that I needed to know that stuff….. I had to admit that I was one of those stupid women that I use to shake my head about.

I was lucky.. I had the time to learn about this stuff. How many people do not have the opportunity that I was given to ask questions and to write down the information of how to carry on with not only the house hold but also the business as well?

I do hope that you will take the time to prepare ….. just in case. You may not be giving the opportunity that I had. When I sold insurance I must of handed out hundreds of these booklet Planning For Your Peace of Mind This particular booklet is for the State of Michigan. I would hope that other States would have a similar book. Please take the time to print out this booklet and then FILL IN THE INFORMATION ..The information that is asked for will get you well on your way to getting your affairs in order….Then make sure it is in a place that your able to get to it easily…

I can’t express enough how lucky I was that I was able to gather the information from Hubby himself.
When death happens at anytime it is a devastating thing…. But when death happens unexpectedly it is even more tragic. Please plan ahead… just in case.

Planning for Your Peace of Mind…..A Michigan PDF

postheadericon Shelter Dogs, Kongs, Peanut Butter and Stupid People

We have a wonderful animal shelter here in our community. For many years it was not like that..I would drive by it quickly because of the horror stories I had heard about the place. Over the years the staff and many volunteers have worked hard to over come the bad reputation that haunted them from the past.

On a typical day the shelter will have about 100 dogs…. Plus about 75 cats. A very generous donor bought Kongs enough for EACH of the dogs at the shelter.. as well as enough peanut butter to stuff in them with jars left over for more stuffing.

If you can picture this…. there were about 100 Kongs in several different sizes….. as well as a whole lot of volunteers on hand to stuff them with peanut butter… the place was hopping with out of the ordinary activity…. The Kongs were all finally stuffed so let the treats begin… What a fun thing to do and not only that but it was being live streamed on Facebook…..

Ok Ok Ok..maybe it is just me…BUT… I have spent some time at the shelter… I know that it is a noisy place. There are all sorts of pups there.. big ones, little ones, shy ones, you name it.. at any given time your able to find a very wide range of dogs…..

I had to shut off the live stream of these dogs getting these wonderful treats…. The dogs were loving it. The volunteers were getting such a good feeling out of doing something so nice for these pups…. I had to shut it off because of the IDIOTS people posting STUPID STUPID comments while it was streaming live.

Stupid as in…  So these dogs are in these small cages because you are giving them treats?
You have these dogs in these cages while their play area is being cleaned?
Why do you have so many dogs?
Is someone coming to take this dog home?

The STUPID comments were endless…. These people must have no clue what a dog shelter is. All I could think of was these are the same people that think dogs and cats are disposable….Just drop them at the shelter and someone will adopt them… they will have food, water companionship and a place to play. There will be other dogs there to keep them company.

I just wanted to scream at the stupidity at some of the comments that were being posted. Many were RUDE.. Many people were commenting on the stupid comments.. it was awful….The next morning the Video had been taken down…..

What started out to show off a wonderful gesture of kindness turned ugly…..
Please Adopt… Don’t Shop!.. and get them Spayed and Neutered…





postheadericon Another pet food recall

Another pet food recall this morning…. Over the past couple of weeks the number of recalls has been unreal… Not only dog food but cat food and rabbit pellets.

The brands that have recalled their product because it may contain the drug Pentobarbital are especially troubling to me…. I kept thinking what in the world would that drug be doing in a plant that makes food for dogs and cats…. WHY WOULD IT BE THERE?…. All I could think of was some crazy employee seeking revenge…. After reading more about it.. I no longer think that is the case.

No one likes to talk about or think about where the food that we buy in cans to feed our four legged friends come from but I think it might be time to have a grown up conversation about it.

Now I will admit I do not in any way suggest I know the answers but that Pentobarbital came from some where….. If not a disgruntled employee, it must be coming form what the food is being made of.

If a pet food contains “animal byproduct meal” that could be any animal that is not a bird and it might be in that food … Including animals that had been euthanized… and Pentobarbital is a barbituate that is commonly used for euthanasia….. So that is probably the way it is getting into the food that is making our pets sick.

A couple of years ago I was in our local farmers co-op picking up some sunflower seeds and the gal from the dog rescue where I got one of my dogs from was in buying dog food. We got to chatting about how my adopted dog was working out and about dog food. She asked what I was feeding her and I told her I feed all my dogs lamb and rice.. both dry as well as canned. She asked, “but what kind”. I told her I always buy Purina. Well she about had heart failure that I was such a terrible person to feed my pups such a horrible brand….. The very next week.. the food that she was buying was recalled. Go Figure.

I have been hearing much about feeding those 4 legged fur balls a raw food diet… and with all of the recalls lately I have been paying closer attention. I have found a book that pretty much explains what you need to know about switching your dog to a homemade raw food diet…. It is especially good for those who are fence sitters…..You can read more about it here…. Learn How to Add Years to Your Dog’s Life by Thomas Sandberg. For the last 15 years Sandberg has followed a group of dogs (80) fed a diet of raw homemade food. The results are amazing.

Sandberg is on a mission to help dogs live longer healthier lives

postheadericon CBD Oil for your pets

I heard a wonderful interview on the radio the other day….. It was about a product that helped not only aging pets but also those with past trauma or aggressive and behavioral issues. .. Since I have a traumatized little feral beagle at home… I turned up the radio and listened closer.

The product is an oil that is given to pets in their food. As I was listening all I could think of was it must be like when you are terrified at the dentist office and you are given “laughing gas” to help you receive treatment.

The product is cannabidiol or (CBD) for short. OK OK .. I know what you are thinking.  You think I must be nuts suggesting that you give your pets marijuana…. Well let me tell you.. it is not the same thing. and your pets do not get high. Your pet will not experience a “high” feeling from ingesting CBD oil. Unlike marijuana, hemp contains extremely low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound in marijuana responsible for a “high” feeling. CBDPet is non-addictive, non-toxic and non-psychoactive.

CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of over 80 cannabinoid extracts from the hemp plant that is non-psychoactive; meaning, it cannot produce a “high.” It is a natural, plant-based compound that is non-toxic.

CBD oil from hemp is not the same as the oil that is extracted from marijuana. The main difference between the two is that CBD oil from marijuana can contain varying amounts of THC. The hemp oil produced from industrial hemp is naturally high in CBD and contains only traces of THC which makes it safe and non-psychotropic.

Now if all of that sounded a bit Greek to you.. I must admit it did to me too… most of that was taken from the website of CBDPet… The interview that I listened to was so fascinating I had to check out the website… I read the testimonials as well as the frequently asked questions that are on the website.

This product is safe for both dogs and cats… This product does indeed sound amazing and if you are able to help an aging animal or one that needs a bit of comfort wouldn’t you want to help them?…

CBDPet is safe for human consumption. It is made to the same exacting standards as human version, but it is recommended that you check out their other site CBDPure that is for human offers a better selection of strengths

postheadericon What Makes Organifi Green Juice So Special and Unique?

People ask me why I like Organifi Green Juice. I tell them there are several reasons. I have always loved the idea of juicing…. but the mess that I make when ever I juiced was such a turn off to me that I seldom did it. I was so pleased when I was introduced to this powder that had all of the benefits that went along with juicing with out the mess. I found it to be my perfect alternative to juicing.

No Mess, No shopping, no chopping and not storing. and I was able to simply add it to my DE smoothy that I drink everyday. It was the perfect solution for me.

Here are a few more reasons too…


Organifi Green Juice is infused with coconut water crystals, which act as a transport to help your body actually absorb the nutrients you intake. Here at Fitlife we always say, “You are not what you eat, you are what you absorb.”

The Right Form.

We have spent 2 years sourcing only the best ingredients. We have worked with many different formulators and manufacturers to make sure we hand picked only the best of the best ingredients to include in this formula. Every ingredient is Organic, Non GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free and Soy Free. There are no artificial sweeteners, not even stevia. We sweetened it with a hint of monk fruit and mint so it tastes absolutely amazing!

Personal Experience.

Organifi Green Juice simply makes me feel better than any of the other greens supplements I have used before. I’ve tried them all – all the one in the grocery store and the ones you can order online. And while I may be biased, the testimonials from happy consumers speak for themselves. This truly is the best on the market!


This super ingredient has been shown in clinical studies to reduce stress. Stress is one of the major factors in holding onto unwanted weight. We’ve infused Organifi Green Juice with this amazing superfood to help you relax instead of reaching for a glass of red wine at the end of the day. Many have said it’s helped them sleep like a baby!

Easy On The Stomach.

Some people have sensitive digestion so they end up with an upset stomach when drinking green powders. We’ve added turmeric, which helps reduce inflammation and improve digestion. So this is great for a sensitive stomach, especially since it has increased absorbability.

You can read more about my juicing alternative here….Organifi Gree Juice

postheadericon How is that New Year Resolution working out for you?

As I write this post.. we are just starting the second week of a brand new year…. I am wondering how many people made the New Year’s resolution of getting healthier…. I am guessing that is indeed the number one resolution that is made year after year…..Was that the same resolution that you made last year too?

I gave up making resolutions years ago…. I found for me they only lasted a few days.. let alone on into the second week of the new year….

I like most people find it very hard to diet.. I always remember someone saying that the word.. “die” is actually in the word diet.. and sure enough it is. But wanting to be healthy and hating to exercise don’t really go together….. So what can a gal do?

I have been taking diatomaceous earth for several year… I have posted about the health benefits of DE many times. A few months ago I came across a product that I have been adding to my daily morning routine of DE is a smoothy….. I think these 2 together are a perfect combination.

We have all heard about the wonderful benefits of juicing… but many people including me are turned off by the MESS.. and boy can I make a mess…. and the thing is if your juicing on a daily basis… you have that daily MESS. Then there is all of the shopping for fresh fruits and vegetable.. and don’t forget all of the washing and chopping.. Gosh I am getting tired just thinking about the process of juicing…..

I was introduced to a product that I can add right to my DE smoothy….. There is no Mess.. No shopping for fresh fruits and vegetable… no shopping and I don’t have to worry about storing all that stuff that I buy…..I am now able to get all of the benefits of juicing without the mess……

You can read more about my alternative to juicing here

postheadericon I Use To Be “One Hot Momma”

For years I walked around saying, “Boy, am I HOT!”. I always snickered to myself that I was “One Hot Momma”.


I went years without a good nights sleep because of waking up repeatedly because of being so HOT. Then a few minutes later being so cold I couldn’t pull the covers up tight enough.


Does any of that sound familiar?


Those terrible dreaded hot flashes. I suffered for years. At times mine were so bad I would vomit. It was as though the contents of my stomach “boiled over”, because I was so Hot. I know, gross but true.


My Dr. put me on HRT and it did help but I was so concerned the harm it may be causing my body, I discontinued taking them.


I set out on a quest to find something natural to relieve my hot flashes. I found a product called Organifi Green Juice.


Not only did Organifi Green Juice help with my hot flashes but my whole body feels better. It may be that ripple effect of getting a better nights sleep. When your able to sleep your not so moody or grouchy. Since your better rested your whole body feels better.


I will admit I took Organifi for a good month before I noticed and difference in my hot flashes subsiding. After a good 3 months the severity was greatly diminished.


When I was on HRT I paid about $30.00 a month for that Rx. Since being on Organifi Green Juice I have cut down on the amount of vitamins I take. So cost wise for me Organifi Green Juice is a great value for my pocket book.


Every morning when I make a smoothie with diatomaceous earth, I now simply add Organifi Green Juice to it….. it has just become a part of my morning routine. I consider it my Juicing Alternative…. I make such a mess when I juice…. there is no mess with this and I get all of the benefits that you would normally get from juicing.

Another nice thing about Organifi is there is no monthly autoship and no MLM to join. Just simply purchase what you want and there is no middle man involved.


Organifi Green Juice has been a tremendous help to this former “Hot Momma”.


Perhaps it will help you too.

postheadericon My DE and Organifi Green Juice Smoothie Recipe

My DE and Organifi Green Juice Smoothie Recipe
Small amount of milk.. any kind you like
Couple of scoops of yogurt….I like either plain or vanilla…
Scoop of diatomaceous earth (DE) (The amount YOU are suppose to take)
To this I add Organifi Green Juice
Mix it a couple of second with my Magic Bullet!

This is my alternative to juicing….You can’t get any easier than this.

Here are the benefits of Organifi Green Juice…. My juicing alternative with NO MESS to clean up.
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postheadericon Belly Bulge and Sore Lower Back

Did you ever think for one moment that your sore back was being caused by your belly bulge?…. I didn’t either, till now.

Many people complain about having a pain in their lower back. Lower back pain can be caused my many things.. I have found that my lower back pain was being cause by my belly bulge.

Women who are pregnant, especially as they get closer to their due date often have lower back pain. That growing baby bump keeps getting bigger and the pain in the back side just keeps increasing, the muscles in the back are having to strain more and more to support that growing baby.

The exact same thing applies when you carry around excess weight in your stomach area. That belly bulge maybe causing your sore back pain too.

So, what are you going to do about it…..? The first step would be to plan to get rid of that belly bulge.

In the first place having your belly bulge is NOT flattering. Even if your are not fat…. it may make you look frumpy.  Adding excess weight to you belly is certain to make you look older…. and in many cases look like your expecting a baby….That is always a scary thought when your 50 or 60 years old.

Some people may blame that belly bulge on middle age.. and in some cases that may be true. But that is  still is no excuse to ignore that bulging belly…..

Eating a healthy diet and adding a bit of exercise to your daily routine will help a lot. But for many that is not enough. Some people swear by juicing to help them lose that extra weight they are hauling around. Juicing to me is just to messy.

I no longer juice, I have found a juicing alternative. It is perfect for me, because there is no more endless shopping for fresh ingredients… no more chopping… there is no more mess. I now simply drink GreenJuice…. Now before you say “gross”.. I will have you know that I simply add it to my smoothie. It adds a great flavor to it.

I am getting lots of good stuff added to my diet…. and I don’t have a mess to clean up. You can learn more about what I am doing to reduce my belly bulge by clicking HERE.

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postheadericon Organifi Green Juice: My Juicing Alternative

  Organifi Green Juice
I have been adding diatomaceous earth to my smoothie for a couple of years and just recently added Organifi Green Juice to the mixture.

I am sure you have been hearing the many wonderful benefits of juicing for a long time, I know that I have. I don’t juice, the thought has always turned me off.. because I hate messes. To me juicing sounds like I could make a huge mess. It is not like you do it once and the stuff lasts for a week.. to me it sounds like a commitment that you would do everyday…..No Thanks!

I have found a juicing alternative… I can now get healthy superfoods in One Drink… With No Shopping, No Blending, No Juicing, and NO CLEAN-UP!  That sounded like such a great thing to me.. so I ordered some Organifi Green Juice.

The order came within a few days. The next morning I added a bit to my smoothie right along with my DE… it made the pretties green color. My Magic Bullet whipped the entire concoction up in just a couple of seconds… it gave my regular smoothie a great new flavor….

My DE Smoothie Recipe
Small amount of milk.. any kind you like
Couple of scoops of vanilla yogurt….( I have PLAIN Yogurt on my list for my next shopping trip)
Scoop of diatomaceous earth (The amount YOU are suppose to take)
To this I add Organifi Green Juice
Mix it a couple of second with my Magic Bullet!

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You can find out more about this product as well as see the list of ingredients it contains by clicking HERE….