Sunday, November 18, 2018

Infused Lemon Oil

21 Ways to use Lemon Oil
And homemade oil is the cheapest way to enjoy as much lemon oil as anyone could want!

  1. Skin Care - Lemon oil is astringent and detoxifying. Its antiseptic properties help in treating and clearing skin. Lemon oil also reduces excessive oil on the skin. Add a few drops of the oil to facial cleanser to help remove dead skin cells. (Lemon infused oil will make skin sensitive to sunlight. Use with caution and avoid the sun for eight hours).
  2. Laundry - Add a few drops to your laundry cycle or to the final rinse cycle to freshen up your laundry. Your washing machine will also smell clean.
  3. Disinfectant - Since Lemon oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, Lemon is a good cleaner! Lemon oil is terrific to disinfect wooden cutting boards and kitchen counters. Soak kitchen cleaning cloths in a bowl of water with several drops of lemon oil to disinfect. It is used for metal surfaces, dishes, and clothes.
  4. Degreaser (goo be gone) - Very effective in removing glues and labels that are difficult to remove. Lemon oil will also remove grease and grime from hands as well as tools and dishes.
  5. Mood Booster/Concentration - Diffuse in the room or place a few drops in your hands, rub and inhale. Add a few drops to your bathwater to help with typical stress and fatigue. Lemon oil is calming in nature and, therefore, helps in eliminating mental fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness and nervous tension. It can refresh the mind by creating a positive mindset and removing negative emotions.
  6. Insect Repellant - Bugs are not in favor of lemon oil. Combine lemon with peppermint and eucalyptus essential oil along with coconut oil for an effective repellant.
  7. Hair/Nail Care - Lemon oil is an effective hair tonic and helps to eliminate dandruff while strengthening the hair. Lemon oil is also a powerful hair refresher. Many people use lemon oil to get strong, healthy and shiny hair.
    Hair highlights: Add a few drops of lemon oil to a spray bottle of water and spritz hair and go out in the sun for natural highlights.
    Nail Rescue: apply lemon oil to your nails to soften cuticles and restore health to your nails.
  8. Immune Support - Rub a few drops of lemon infused oil on the back of the neck. Lemon oil is high vitamin content, which makes it incredible for the body’s immune system. It further stimulates white blood cells, thus increasing your ability to fight off diseases. Lemon oil also improves circulation throughout the body.
    Fever: Lemon oil is effective against infectious diseases such as fever, malaria, and typhoid. Add one drop of lemon and peppermint oil to the bottoms of your feet to reduce fever and provide infection relief. Combine with Thieves essential oil for additional support.
  9. Feet Care - Add a few drops of lemon oil to help treat callouses, corns, and bunions.
  10. Wood Polish - Lemon infused oil, water and a teaspoon of alcohol (or more, if it's a large bottle) in a glass spray bottle. Spray on wood to be cleaned and rub in circular motions with a soft cloth. Not too much alcohol, but it is important to help the oil and water mix better.
  11. Spiritual Experience - Diffuse or add lemon oil to your water for spiritual and psychic awareness, the connection between spirit (consciousness) and soul, and for conflict in your thoughts and intellect.
  12. Stomach illnesses - Lemon oil is carminative, it works to support various stomach problems, including indigestion, acidity, upset stomach, and cramps. Add three drops of lemon oil to water to help reduce heartburn and acid indigestion.
  13. Body Cleanser - Add two drops to 8 ounces of water for a gentle, natural body cleansing in the morning of your liver, kidneys, and digestive system. Also add lemon oil to public water to help the kill germs.
  14. Concentration - Lemon oil helps in increasing concentration and alertness. Diffuse in the office or while your children are doing homework to stay focused and on task. Good for energy and mind clarity: You can also rub the lemon oil on your hands and inhale for a quick pick-me-up!
  15. Soothe a sore throat - Add lemon infused oil to hot water and honey to soothe a sore and scratchy throat.
  16. Keep cut apples and avocado fresh - Use lemon oil in water to keep sliced apples or avocado from turning brown.
  17. Taste Enhancer - According to organicfacts.net, “Lemons are one of the most popular citrus fruits in the world and are widely used for culinary purposes since they are a good source of vitamins and aid in digestion. It also adds a pleasant taste and aroma to food. Furthermore, lemon juice is one of the most popular drinks in the world as it is very healthy, delicious, and inexpensive.”
    Add a couple drops of lemon essential oil to softened butter and use on fish, and steamed vegetables. Add lemon oil to sweet treats: Lemon frosting, lemon meringue, lemon cakes, lemon squares, lemon cookies, and of course lemonade!
  18. Weight loss - Lemon juice is very helpful in reducing weight, and satisfying your appetite. Adding Lemon oil to water or your favorite beverage can help reduce the chance of overeating.
  19. Asthma/Allergy - inhaling the aroma of lemons can clear the nasal passages and sinuses, promoting good air flow and steady breathing. Allergy Bomb: Combine 3 drops of Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint Oil to the bottoms of feet, behind the ears and neck every day.
  20. Softens calluses, corns, and bunions - Apply lemon infused oil consistently to your hardened skin conditions, and the lemon oil will soften those areas.
  21. Gum, label and crayon remover - Lemon oil is great for removing gum from hair, or carpet. Remove sticky residue from labels on bottles and jars. Lemon oil will also remove crayon marks from walls.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ghost Pepper

So fun to see these blooms, inside the house. Especially when it's so cold outside and are on the threshold of a decent first snow storm!!!

Played Polly Pollinator again! Let's hope I did a good job and there's a little pepper growing.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Meyer Lemon Blossom

This blossom SMELLS amazing.


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gobble gobble!


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Friday, November 9, 2018

Woodcut Style Nuthatch

Black and white drawing of a Nuthatch.

My drawing's based on the photograph in the post below.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Nuthatch Bird

I love to hear them laugh, as the visit my feeders!


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Monday, November 5, 2018

Long Distance Relationships

"They Don't Work"

Once, long ago, I was told a long distance relationship would NOT work! Lost a good boyfriend on that misconception.

After that relationship, I found another great guy with whom I had a Long long distance relationship. I have to say, that was the most fun in a relationship, I've ever had. I'd do it, all over again.

I looked forward to the visits and would work for DAYS, preparing for the weekend. So much thought out. And I'd have to say, he worked on a lot of fun things on his end too. We did so much together even if we had so little time together. And now I have SO MANY great memories.

What happened? I wasn't ready to leave New England. It was a sudden change for both. But, I wish we continued things the way they were. It was the best and we experienced so much, since we weren't in the same state.

Would I do it again? ABSOLUTELY! Especially at that age. We did so much and I am sure we BOTH think about those wonderful years.


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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Funny How....

I think it's funny how most of the bird portrait photos I take, the birds are facing left! 😄


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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Our Local Pumpkin Patch

As tradition, every year we go to our Amherst U-Pick pumpkin patch. This year, the rodent, deer and turkey population was so high, pumpkin patches all over suffered a lot of loss. Some U-Pick places didn't offer picking to the public, because the amount of damage. It reduced the pumpkin production so much, the patches could only supply to stores and farm stands.

We had some small damage on our pumpkins, in our backyard. BUT nothing like this!!!

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Finally Hung!

First stained glass piece I did, last summer! Finally zinced and hanging in my kitchen window! The white glass looks different in the day and night.

I am finishing up another one, to sell. Maybe I'll reopen my Etsy shop....

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(please don't copy. coming up with images and designing them as a stained glass piece isn't easy and I work hard. Thank you!)


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Rest Of Your Life

Abuse DOES follow you throughout life. It changes forever. The faith and support of others can make a world of difference.

Always try to surround yourself with people who SUPPORT and believe in you and NOT blame you or dismiss you.


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Sunday, October 14, 2018

First Modeling Job

My daughter was asked to model a knit designer's latest sweater.

Laura is a student at Souhegan High School and one of her teachers introduced Laura to his wife a couple years ago. His wife remembered Laura and recently asked if she'd model Norah's latest design.

As Laura's mom, I was allowed to follow behind and photo this awesome experience, as long as I didn't get in the way. Après shoot, I took a few more pictures.

Après Photo Shoot


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Thursday, October 11, 2018

PHIL!!!!

It was the best concert! Phil Collins' son played the piano and the drums, while Phil sat in a chair and sang, (taking it easy after spinal surgery).


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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Mocking A Victim

Worse than not being believed, is being mocked.

It's unbelievable how sophomoric our President is. He's no leader, he's a bully.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

THANK YOU DR FORD!!!!

Thank you Dr Ford. You are a hero to all of us, whom have been in the same situation. Not easy.

Back in the very late 1980s I finally told someone I cared for, about the experience I had during my last year of college. It took all the courage I could muster to tell. I will always remember how that person made me feel.

To this day, I regret telling that person. It was like being assaulted, all over again.


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Monday, September 24, 2018

Hot Stuff


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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Yummy!

Garden's getting a bit tired and the fruit is looking a bit expired. Only a couple more picking visits!

And when the bounty's too much, dehydrating is such a great idea. Below are plums, dried into fruit leathers (fruit roll-ups).


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Monday, September 17, 2018

Ristra

I made this Ristra with Serrano Peppers, but because they are a fleshy, thick skin, I fear they will rot before they dry out. If it doesn't work out, next time I'll try putting them in a dehydrator.


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Friday, August 24, 2018

Another Visit

Our visitor came again, this morning. (Date stamp on camera's a day off). I woke up very early (4:30) and had a feeling he was going to show. I kept checking the window, but he came when I wasn't looking. As soon as the morning light broke, I went out and grabbed the cam's card. Sure enough, I was right!!!


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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Garden of Plenty Of Good Things

The first pumpkin picked in my pumpkin patch. It's called a Wee Be Little and it's no bigger than a Clementine Orange! This one's very warty.

My OTHER pumpkin in my pumpkin patch. Hazel LOVES to sit there and guard the bounty.

The garden's also going crazy with Banana Peppers, Cheyenne Peppers, Yellow Peppers, Orange Peppers and TONS AND TONS of tomatoes.

This is a small sample of some of the goodies!

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Poor Guy

Stay positive, Amherst T. Bear, once in a while we forget to bring in the bird feeder!


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Monday, July 2, 2018

YOUNG LOVE, GROSBEAK STYLE

I remember my first REAL relationship with a guy, in high school. He made my heart sing, too.


They took a moment to sing......


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Monday, June 25, 2018

Pink Flower

Just finished this 20x16" stained glass panel. I plan on selling it at my table, at the Amherst Farm and Craft Market. No sales yet, but feel like my name's getting out there and I've given away a lot of biz cards!


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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Amherst T Bear

He comes to visit at night (thankfully). Must smell the birds' discards from the bird feeder we (try to) bring in, every night. Last night he seemed a little interested in an empty flower pot, on the bench. His visit only lasted about 4 minutes.


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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Table At The Market

I finally set my table up at the Amherst Farm and Craft Market!!! I'll be there every Saturday, for a few hours. Hoping each week I have more fun things added to my table.

Here, I have my cell phone stands, feather sun catchers, lemon sun catchers and a small iris panel.


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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Stained Glass Cell Stands

These are fun pieces made from scrap glass. (Although some of the pieces were scored/sanded to find better in the composition)

This is an abstract piece. Fits the larger sized cells, too!

This is one that's called.... "Hanging With My Peeps" and is also made with scraps (but some pieces were scored and sanded too).


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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Iris Stained Glass

This is my latest pattern, an iris. Really coming along nicely. So excellent to be back in the studio and back to the stained glass!!!

(©2018 Leslie Pesase Original Pattern and Art)

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

House Finch

I am not sure if it is in fact a House Finch. But, when I looked it up, it was the closest bird I could find.


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