Change is gonna come!

Okay fearless followers, the time is getting close!  My new site will be Crunchy In Alabama!  I want the blog to be more about my life and not focus on trying to establish a brand name.

The title…hate it?  Let me explain.  For all my Christian, Neo-Con (sarcasm) ways, I still want to be Earth friendly and frugal.  I realized a few months ago that everyone around here thinks my methods are weird.  I realized I am an undercover crunchy mother.  I wash my hair with strange concoctions, I clean my face with oil, I try different home made deodorants (still looking), we don’t use toilet paper,  I want to garden naturally, organically, I want to make non toxic cleaning supplies.  I’m different.  I am excited by the idea of something being healthy for my family and for the planet.  You will never see me go full crunch.  I am not an environmentalist.  I believe in conservation and good stewardship, but you won’t see a video of me screaming over trees.   My family can’t always be all organic all the time.  Currently we are in a really tight financial situation.  In those times we have to make do with what can.

My site is about family, kids, country life, and not feeling guilty about doing our best.

Make the switch and follow me over at Crunchy In Alabama!!



Temporary Title

I changed the name of the blog.  I think I am going to change the entire blog.  We’ll see.


It’s time.  We are in Alabama now.  We’ve made the migration.  Time to settle in and call it home.  I’m also going to move away from the pharmacy theme.  I don’t think I am ever going back.  Life has taken me on a different path.  So bear with me.  It’ll still be same ole me, just a new look and a new site.

Oil Pulling. Yuck.

Woah.  Just woah.


I have mouth issues.  My tonsils get rocks in them.  I have caves in my tonsils where rock building creatures live.  It’s gross.  Pairing that with the bumps on my head, I am one step away from being the Sea Hag from Popeye.  Ewwwwwww!

In an effort to try to find a healthy balance of mouth bacteria I searched the internets for ideas.  I stumbled across some posts about oil pulling.  The list of benefits was long and luxurious, so I tried it.

I took a tablespoon of sunflower oil and put it in my mouth.   I swished and swished and swished.  Each post I read agreed that the time of swishing should be about 20 minutes.  I made it the first time about five minutes.  The oil mixed with my saliva forming some sort of bubbly grease blob in my mouth.  I fought the urge to vomit.  I fought the urge to spit.  I fought the urge to slap myself.  (ANOTHER blog induced suggestion had sucked me in!)  I ran to the bathroom and spit out the mess.  I rinsed my mouth out with water about 50 times and contemplated my next move.  Give up?  Try again?   I tried again and set the kitchen timer.   I washed dishes.  I mentally sang songs.  I told myself it wasn’t so bad.  I tried to keep the oil from touching my tongue too much.  I swished gently.  My face began to tremble.  My stomach turned.

When I had one minute left, Levi pooped his pants.  Oh sweet excuse!  I closed my eyes and spit out the mess again.  Seeing it would have ensured my throwing up.  I rinsed it down the drain and swished with water again.  After cleaning up Levi, I went to brush my teeth and get the last bit of oil out of my mouth.  I brushed, then smiled.  My gums were healthy pink, but my teeth were GLEAMING!  What the….?  Wow.

Still, not worth it.  Nope.  Gross.

Well, maybe I COULD try it again, you know, before I have to go somewhere fancy and I need ultra bright teeth.

I won’t post any links for oil pulling.  Google it.  Try it.  Just don’t say I didn’t warn you.  It’s a very slimy sensation and holding it in the mouth for 20 minutes is really hard.  Blech.


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